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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 16 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. \\. LEB NEWSPAl'KIt Issued Every week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMl'ANl' 121-123 East Stats street Telephone No. 3600 LEE P. LOOMIS W, EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER - Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS which .3 exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to tt or not otherwise credited In this paper, and nil Joca!. news. MEMBER. IOWA DA11.T PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DeÂ» Moines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building, SUBSCRIPTION BATES Mason Ctty and Clear Lake. Mason city and Clear Lane, by the year J7.00 by the- week * .15 OUTSIDE JIASOJS CITI AND CXIiAK LAKE Per year by carrier ..... 57.0U By mail 6 months ...... $2.25 Per week by carrier ..... S .15 By mail 3 months Per year by mail $4.00 By mail 1 month OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year J5.00 Six montlis $3.25 Three months...$1.75 THIS PITFALL IS OBVIOUS rpHERE isn't one chance in a hundred of the United -*Â· States entering into a pact with Great Britain for mutual assistance with their respective navies in case of aggression against either by another nation, as suggested by Lord Stabolgi. The reason is that if such an agreement were in effect it wouid inevitably draw this country into European and oriental difficulties, while the possible advantages from an American viewpoint would be very hazy and remote. Suppose, as an example, that a naval alliance were now in existence between England and the United States. Then suppose that Mussolini, as a desperate measure, should attack British ships in the Mediterranean by dispatching an air squadron to bomb them. That would obligate our government at once to send an undetermined number of war vessels across the Atlantic to help Britain in her fight with the Roman dictator. On the other hand, something might happen to kindle hostilities between the United States and Japan in the Pacific. Then it would be England's turn to come to our aid with her war fleet. But under existing circumstances, she would not dare to withdraw her naval strength from' the Mediterranean, where it has been assembled to guard Egypt, Malta and Gibraltar, and ocean trade being carried on by merchant ships of Great Britain. We should have to depend on our own resources then, just as we are doing now. The true American naval policy, which has heretofore been followed by our government and doubtless will continue to be, is avoidance of any commitments likely to involve this country in war, together with adherence to the principle of limiting sea armaments by agreement with other naval powers if they are willing to make and carry out such compacts, and seeing that the United States at all times has a navy of its own large and strength enough to defend the country against any hostile force. That ad in a Syracuse paper asking for a return of a purse containing Psi U, Phi Kappa and Beta fraternity pins sounds to us like some co-ed boasting- a. bit. 6 It was rather easy to tell the affluent democrats at those $50-a-plate Jackson day dinners. They were the ones who left the olive pits. At any rate, as somebody has suggested, Hugh Johnson isn't among those suffering from a lack of self-confidence. The ranking of the brain trusters may change, but Jim Farley is always the No. 1 adviser on politics and patronage. Those weeping crocodile tears for Bruno would do well to give Baby Lindbergh a passing thought. That Jackson day banquet may give Americans a new recipe for dining themselves out of debt. Simile: Friendly as business and the new deal. The PROS and CONS THEFT MADE EASIER! Northwood Anchor: "Household Theft," the headline read in the Mason City Daily Globe-Gazette recently. And in the body of the advertisement it said: " . . . the task will be made easier by the Globe- Gazette Household, Budget . . Thirty-two pages packed with hints." But when Aniline Dye received her copy after sending a dime she claimed the hints were all about Household Thrift. And I don't know yet why Aniline wanted the Information so badly. She has no husband, consequently no household money allowance to manage and do that kind of funny bookkeeping women sometimes do. WRONG PRINCIPLE OF GOVERNMENT Decorah Journal: To permit a government to spend millions and millions of dollars in setting up such an organization as the AAA to adjust corn, hog, wheat and other farm prices and then discard the program as unconstitutional is, .in our opinion, a wrong principle of government. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott 7'yÂ£"*'M'Â£^^^.:^! ; .^^ LARGESTSTbKCt. THE LARGEST STONE IN THE 'J/ORLD IS STONE MOUNTAIN, 16 MILES FROM AflANTA, GA., WHERE A HLJSE CONFEDERATE. MEMORIAL IS BEING- CARVED INTWE SOLID OfSANiTfe, THE StbN' ONE MILE PROM BASE TO SUMMIT". Â·"4_ I ""Â·- \ RAILROADS ON UPGRADE A MERICAN railroads did, better last year than in any twelve-month period since 1931. Net income and both passenger and freight traffic showed im- --.tlPl In the forefront of this news is tie 2.1 per cent ..,! 'increase in car-loadings, the index which with operating income railroaders watch. The second of these items, however, showed a gain and the roads fear this rise will continue this year. Revenue freight loadings rose to 31.450,000 cars for the year, a report of J. J. Pelley, president of the Association of American Railroads, shows, an increase of 603,000 cars for the year. As compared with the depths of the rail depression it ] was a. gain of 3.260,000 cars from 1932. Passenger traffic amounts to 18,400,000,000 passenger miles, an increase of 2.03 percent. One point on which railway executives are especially proud is the non-accident record, not a passenger bsing killed in a train mishap in the first eleven months of 1935. December's record is not yet available. As business increased for the railroads, it wore out equipment, thus making business for manufacturers. An example of this was in October, when on the day of christening the Burlington's Zephyr train, the "Mark Twain," President Ralph Budd announced a huge program of expenditures for new and modern equipment. Other larger systems are spending millions not only for replacements but to cope with, the modern trend of transportation. During the first ten months last year, Class 1 roads spent nearly 7 per cent more on maintenance of way and structure and four per cent more on .equipment maintenance, than for 1934. The betterment of transportation business is one of the best signs of recovery. Not only does it bring added business to the, roads themselves and companies making equipment and other needs of the carriers, but it cheers the millions who are stockholders and bond owners of the rails. SAVED BY TRIPLE A Ringsted Dispatch: The AAA, constitution or not. was a. godsend to the middle west and strengthened the backbone of the United States to such an extent that we believe agriculture can now get along without government aid. Let us not forget the administration which gave us the triple A. THE NEW CURRENCY Nashua Reporter: Don't be alarmed when you get hold of a dollar bill that doesn't look familiar to you. Your Uncle Sam is putting out a new lot of one dollar bills that are supposed to be, in looks, an improvemen over the old ones, but they are still worth only fifty nine cents. BLUE FEATHERS/ ARE NOT BLUE/ THE"BLUE" PEA-THER of A BIRD owfesrrs 'COLOR" -ro RERECT- I O N , A N D HAS NO BIDE COLOR ING- MAT-TER IN ITS CELLS. IN A - IS A SrtUT- -TfiE FEMALE HORN- SILL. OP THE TROPICS is A SMUT-IN WHILE Â·flA-ItMINS-HERESSS. ,-TME BIRDS WHEN NESTING FIND A HOU.OVV TREE, THE FEMAIE EN- TERS/VND BUILDS AN IMPRISOMING- WAU. OF PLASTER ;\| WHILE -me MALE BIRD HELPS OUT S I D E - A f l N V V/INDOV/ 'IS LEFT THROUGH WHICH THE MALE FEEDS HER U TlL-THEESSSARE HATCHED ANDTHE YOUN SHAVE PASSE! THE HaPlESS STASH. :, 3936, by Central Press Association, Jnf. BLUE FEATHER 'THE CELLS ARETlNV PRISMS. POUNOINS- A PARROTS SLUE" FEA?THER WWH A HAMMER 'TURNS rT BLACK BECAUSE. ITS PRISMS ARE DESTROYED, DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN Â«.E-\DEJ.TNG, 51. 1). FARMERS FOR ROOSEVELT Algona Upper Des Moines: The net effect may b unpleasant for some; it will most certainly swing th sentiment of the farm belt solidly behind Franklir D. Roosevelt in the coming presidential election. He fought for the farmer; the farmer will not forget AAA JOBS SHOULD CONTINUE Sioux City Journal: AAA employes are wondering whether they still have jobs after it was knocked ou by the United States supreme court. Why not? NRA employes didn't lose theirs after the props were jerkec from under it TAX COLLECTOR GETS IT Albert Lea Tribune: And another thing those fel lows who are feeling so badly about the men of the nation who are receiving high salaries, must remember is that the government takes most of it in income tax. THEY SHOULD START AT HOME Manilla Times: Mr. Marshall, the Des Moinea Register and a few others who are so much inclined to clean up everybody else's doorsteps should really devote little time to their own communities. BACK TO HOOVER DOLDRUMS Fenton Reporter: It now remains to be seen whether recovery will continue, or whether destruction of the AAA will return national business to the doldrums of the Hoover era. TO EVERYBODY PAST 21 Allison Tribune: There are those who would reduce the age limit and give $200 a month to everybody over 21 years old. That taken in all the voters and of course, has the majority. STILL SOME SANITY LEFT Marshalltown Times-Republican: There is still some sanity left in congress. Democratic senate leader, Robinson, announces no Townsend plan can be passed. TWO PLEASANT QUESTIONS Waukon Republican-Standard.: Two pleasant thoughts for New Year's--have you made out your income tax return--and have you paid your sales tax? TWO WELL-TIMED DEATHS Charles City Press: The administration has been fortunate in the death of two of its most prominent critics--Senators Long and Schall A WANING ISSUE JNFLATION is apparently a forgotten issue. Little is heard on the monetary question now except for the soldiers' bonus legislation. Despite platform planks that may ba adopted on the question, little will bo- heard in the coming campaign on'the money issue. The Roosevelt administration is showing no signs now of making any further changes in monetary policies. President Roosevelt has had the power for nearly two years to issue 53,000,000 in greenbacks and to reduce further the gold value of the dollar, but he has shown no intention of taking either step. The truth is that not much inflation has resulted from lowering the gold content of the dollar. The purchasing power of our dollars has not materially changed, during the Roosevelt administration and the buying power has not been largely enhanced. Except in some agricultural products, there has been little if any increase in prices. Agricultural products that have increased in cost to the consumer have not had their value increased by the lessened ! traffic gold content of the dollar. The largely due to other causes. higher prices are The value of our dollar in the foreign markets has not materially decreased. Foreign nations are so anxious to sell to the United States that our exchange has not been greatly affected. Few are contending that there is not sufficient currency in the country. The money question largely solved ilself because of the credit standing- of the cation. The public is most interested in additional employment that will provide payment In whatever kind of dollars we may have. THEIR DAYS ARE HAPPY Clear Lake Reporter: The legalization of the liquor ffic has brought "happy days" for the undertakers. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG WHO PAID THE PROCESSING TAX? CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 15.--Your editorial "Who Gets the Refund in the Jan. 10 issue of the Globe-Gazette seems to advance the opinion that the consumer paid the processing- tax. That may be true but the facts seem to show that the producer, of hogs at least also paid it. Your editorial did not mention the fact that when the processing tax was put on the price of hogs was lowered by almost exactly that same amount until lighter receipts brought the price up and when the supreme court held the AAA unconstitutional the price of hogs jumped up in spite of heavy receipts. Also the tax was levied on live hogs, not on dressed pork. _ It is obviously unfair, as you pointed out, to return this tax to the packers but why shouldn't it be returned to the farmers from whom it was taken in the first place. Very few farmers have received any henefit payments since the tax was impounded in the courts and probably more than half the hog producers would never have received any for 1935T We have a weakness of forming- our opinions from propaganda rather than from facts. We lose sight of the fact that hog prices went down when the AAA went into effect and went up when it was annulled and remember only the propaganda that our aTicul- tural -axperts have fed us. We were so convinced by the propaganda that the AAA was good for us that we became very indignant when the ruling of the supreme court raised the price of hogs for us. The quotation in Eye Observing a few days ago of the man who prospered by getting the advice of a financial expert and then acting contrary to the advice might well be applied to farmers. If we could learn ] that lesson our agricultural experts might become really valuable. WARREN KISNER TOO MANY STARCHES NOT GOOD MEMBERS of a household require proper Â·L" food nearly as much as infants and children, and just as much as the middle-aged members of the household. But frequently they do not obtain this. There is no effort on the part of the family to supervise their dietary habits. They are supposed to be old enough to know what they want to eat, and their individual crotchets and tastes may lead them far astray. One of the common faults in th dietary of elderly people is tha they eat too many starches, which supply more calories than thei physical activity warrants. Anothe .fault is that they select foods whic: lack in iron and vitamin B and maj lack other vitamins. As a result, th bone marrow receives an inadequat supply of materials necessary t build blood cells. Just as the more Dr. Clendening rapid growth in children makes a certain type of diet necessary for them, so the rapid destruction of tissue and degenera tion of tissues in the elderly makes a properly selected diet necessary for them. These old people need not show any definite disease picture, such as scurvy, pellagra or anemia, but they are on the border line of some such conditions. In an elderly man who has some hardening of the arteries with some natural deterioration in the force of the heart, it is more necessary than ever that the quality of his blood should be such that it brings nutriment to the tissues without imposing additional effort on his heart. Long ago I was impressed with the finding tha' elderly people with anemia, especially pernicious anemia, had for many years eaten practically no meat eggs or milk at all. These conditions are particularly likely to occur in elderly people who live by themselves and cook their own meals. They live mostly on processed foods and starchy foods, such as crackers, and out of cannec goods, and all too frequently take a nip at the bottle or a nip at a tonic in lieu of something substantial to eat. Not a few cases of actual scurvy have been founc in people living under these conditions. Fresh foods particularly--not a great quantity of "oods, but fresh foods--are necessary to maintain health in people past the meridian of life. QUESTIONS FROM READERS M. S. B.: "(1) Could a pounding of the heart from walking fast, going upstairs or uphill be caused by anemia? (2) My heart has been examined and found 100 per cent. Yet I have this pounding and a choking sensation when doing the things I have described. What could be done for that?" Answer: (1) Anemia requires the heart to push the mpoverished blood around at a more rapid rate and, herefore, will cause pounding. (2) Sometimes unim- rortant irregularities of the heart, due to coffee, tea r tobacco, will cause the sensations which you des- ribe. They are not dangerous and need not be a source of concern. PLEASE NOTE--Dr. Clendenlng cannot diagnose or give per- jual answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general . iterest, however, they will be taken up, in order, tn the daily olurnn. Address your Inquiries to Dr. Logan deadening, care of lobe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. EARLIER DAYS PROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-The Methodist auxiliary to the Associated Char- ONCE OVERS By J. 3. Ml'NDY DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH You expect too much in favors from the members F your lodges or your church societies. You are a bit ispleased when they don't get you a job. You are eeved when they fail to indorse your note. You think hey should loan you money when you ask for it. n many ways you ask favors on the basis of friend- itp, without security, of course, and there is no par- cular reason why any person should take up your manciai difficulties merely because of your club or odge membership, is there? Too many men join lodges nd other clubs expecting to receive aid in one way or another. Some think it adds to their standing, financial or social. They think it helps them in furthering plans for personal aggrandizment. Too many members should never have been allowed to enter the portals as members because they are mischief makers and think only of self. Clubs and lodges are supposed to stand in fraternal grounds of helpfulness to others; chiselers should have no place in the membership. For this reason greater care should be observed in determining the character of those whose names are pro- posd for membership. SCRIPTUBAli THOUGHT--The Lord lifteth up the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground.--Psalm 1-17:6. ities, formed last night, selected the following- officers: Mrs. Storer, president; Mrs. George Freeman, second vice president; Mrs. J. H. Kuppinger, first vice president; Mrs. Archie Harroun, secretary, and Mrs. Morris Evans, treasurer. Mr. and Mrs. Valentine left today for California where they expect to spend the next two months. Ade Randall and -S. V. Jones left today for Albert Lea with their best fowls where they will enter them in the poultry exhibit. Captain W. S. Raukin returned today from Des Moines where he spent the past week in consultation with a committee of which he is a member and had to do with National Guard matters. Twenty Tears Ago-Mrs. A. E. Smith shopping yesterday. of Rockwell was in the city T. M. Stewart of Arlington, Minn., was in the city on business the past few days. Judge J. J. Clark, who is- holding- district court at Waverly, visited in the city yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Beck have returned from an extended visit in the south. Mr. and Mrs. Redfern and family returned vester- daj' from Galena, HI., where they visited with relatives. Mrs. J. C. Williams has returned from a visit to Des Moines. _ The girls basketball team defeated Albert Lea, Minn., 21 to 5 last night while the boys team won from Hampton 29 to 15. McConnell was high scorer in the victory over Hampton, .sinking 6 baskets. Basketball scores yesterday included Des Moines U. 24, Grinnell 22; Drake 25, Iowa Wesleyan 17; Missouri 21, Iowa State 14; Cornell 47, Leander Clark 11; Lenox 17, Dubugue German 15, and Purdue 26, Indiana 17. Ten Tears Ago-Carol Smith and Lawrence Gilruth won the leading parts in the play, "Only Me," sponsored by the Junior college dramatic society, the Wig and Mask. Other parts in the play will be taken by Dale Taylor, Katherine Dakin, Donna Hindal, Cora Bauman, Margaret West, Gregory Vincent and Joe Whitfield. Basketball scores today included Iowa State 12, Nebraska 27; Luther 22, St. Olaf 15; Cornell 42, Knox 26, and State Teachers 27, Simpson 24. H. T. Metcalf. farm publicity specilaist with the extension department of Iowa State college at Aines, is in the city today conducting a school for farm news writers. Mr. and Mrs. Ben A. Fay of the Moose organization arrived in the city today to transact business. Miss Susan Helen Connelly of Harristown, El., arrived in. the city today to assume her duties as assistant superintendent at the Park hospital. IBtpyilMl^ilMi^^ OBSERVING INJURED FIVE TIMES IN WEIKD ACCIDENT MMk am Indebted to J. H. Hemsey wgpof Mason City lor this *~*^ strange story taken from a recent issue of "Safety News," a publication of the Milwaukee railroad: "Although they all came under the heading of one terrific mishap, a contractor is convinced that he had five rapid-fire accidents in which ravity became a two-edged sword flaying him from every side. 'The episode happened on a certain Sabbath wnen, roaming about a building he was erecting, he decided to move some materials from an upper floor to the ground. He loaded the materials into a barrel suspended from a projecting beam opposite the floor level, and went down to the ground to lower away. Here was where the whole grievous sequence began. "No sooner had he untied the rope to the barrel than he found he had loaded it not wisely, but too well. The barrel's weight was greater than his. Fighting to slow ts descent, he clung to the rope and straightway found himself ierked off his feet and was going up like a shooting star. Halfway up he encountered the barrel as it assed in the reverse direction. He was struck a stunning blow. "Still he managed to cling to the ipe, only to find that this too, was an error. At the instant the barrel reached the ground, his head met he projecting beam--violently. The barrel broke out its bottom. Its con- :ents spilled. Thus lightened, it ihot skyward once more. The con- ractor shot groundward. And again le and the barrel argued the right if way. The barrel won with a xushing uppercut. 'Â·In this melee the ground now ook part and rose up and smote iim jarringly a split second later Sattered and bleeding, he collapsed, eleased the rope, and capping the nti-climax. the barrel plummeted own and landed squarely on top of irn." ICIENCE, IT SEEMS, HAS JNLV WOMAN IN MIND! (J^ join with M. R. B. in his | indictment against inventors, engineers, chemists and all their ilk of practical scientists Â·ho are so busy just now remaking le world into a more comfortable lace in which to live. "More comfortable for whom?" tÂ£. R. B. inquires. And I re-echo le question. Not more comfortable for mere man. He gets scarcely a passing nought. All the scientists' admitted itelligence, all the resources of ieir sciences, and all the power of tccumulated capital which backs hem up, to creating and devising omfort for women. Where, in the lasculine field, are the counter- arts of the vacuum cleaner, the Metric dishwasher, the automatic 'water-heater, the electric beater, ami all those kindred gadgets? I pause for a reply, and am answered only by the empty echo of my query. To get down to cases, let us consider that instrument of torture at the height of its unpopularity right now--the snow shovel. So far as I know there has not been an improvement in the practice of snow shoveling since I was a kid in stock- ingcap and mittens. Today we shovel in the same discomfort, and with an equal expenditure of energy, as in those far off days. It's the same old tiresome stoop-push-and-swing that it was then. The only difference is that one seems to suffer more from the cold, and run more quickly out of breath. Now I claim that here is a great untouched field for the exercise of scientific ingenuity. Snow shoveling is the masculine counterpart of sweeping, roughly speaking. There is no reason under the sun why an electric gadget cannot be devised that will release mankind from this slavery as the vacuum sweeper has released the women. Why not an electrically operated brush? Or a small and handy counterpart of the rotary, snowplow? Or something--I don't care what it is. Also, how about a kindling: chopper, a practical electric or gasoline propelled lawnmower, a leaf-raker and a garden-spader. Brethren, the possibilities are unlimited. Equal rights for all is the slogan. Aren't husbands their backs ache; people ? Don't don't they lose their youth and beauty bending over snowshovels and lawnmowers? Once a year I ought to be accorded the right to present the case of masculinity, even though it savors of ungallant whining. --o-WHY CHRISTMAS TREES ARE BANNED IN GREECE Â«Â»w was a little concerned when Â·j||%il read the heading that -^^ Christmas trees are banned in Greece. It looked like something akin to religious persecution. But on reading further I discovered that the reason for this ban is purely agricultural. The Greek minister of agriculture issued a decree making anyone found in possession of a Â·hristmas tree liable to prosecu- Jon because of the scarcity of trees in that country. Last year Christmas was responsible for the destruc- ion of 15,000 trees in Greece. WILL HE ACTUAULY ET THE SI BEQUEST? Â·09)1 see by tie papers that Thel- Hip ma Todd left $1 to her di*^*^ vorced husband. That item stirred my curiosity. I wondered-as I wonder every time I Bee a rsal Â· estate transaction recorded in which 11 is the consideration.--whether =asquale Di Cicco, the former hus- jand in question, ever will receive he dollar. If no, will it come in orm of a check or a bill. And will t be spent or saved as a memento? Answers to Questions By FKEMSBIC 3. HASKIK TOMORROW JAN. 17 Notable Births: David George, known as David Joyd-George, b. 1863. statesman deemed the greatest Welshman. He wasn't born in Wales .... Glenn L. tlarthx, b. 1886, pioneer flyer and airplane designer ... Frank Hague, b. 18T6, mayor of Jersey City and national political figure Robert M. Hutchins, b. -899, prodigy-president of University of Chicago Carl Laemmle, b. 1867, president of Universal Pictures ... Admiral David Earl Beatty, b. 1871, commander of British fleet in last half of World war Conip- on Mackenzie, b. 1883. British novelist Nils Esther, b. 1904. cinemactor Benjamin Franklin, 1706 in Boston, the fifteenth child in a family of 17. Besides being notable as editor, author, scientist, diplomat, philanthropist, libertarian, philosopher administrator, discoverer and free lover, he was an in- entor--of the rocking chair. Jan. 17, 1777--All the people of Vermont were de- lared traitors to the union. Colonists in "New Hampshire Grants." lying between Connecticut river and Lake Champlain, had met at Westminster and declared hemselveg "a separate, free and independent jurisdic- ion or state, as 'New Connecticut.'" Both New York nd New Hampshire claimed the territory, and sought o arrest the founders of the new state for treason. A irice was placed upon the heads of Ethan Allen and his "Green Mountain Boys." Â· Â» Â» Jan. 17, 1854--Women in Erie. Pa., in protest igainst the construction of a railroad into the city, jurned the bridges. Previously, indignant over the loise and dirt the trains brought in, they had nagged heir menfolk into tearing up the tracks at Harbor "reek. Â· Â« Jan. 17, l'J13_Dr. Alexis Carrel, at Rockefeller in- titule, took a sliver of tissue from the heart of an mbryo chick and mounted it on a slide. It's still alive and growing bigger all the time. If it were not trimmed very day, it would in time theoretically become big- er than New York city, for it doubles in size every K hours. Why didn't Ancient Eome become commercial city! B. C. It developed as a capital to which ributes and taxes were sent. Food- tuffs and manufactured goods were reduced in the provinces and sent Rome over the fine roads provided r this purpose and for protection y the Roman legions. Has the mouth organ any value teaching music and love of music i children? C- A. Max Kaplan in The Etude writes has many possibilities. He says ar training, sight reading, nota- on, elementary theory, ensemble aying--in fact all the fundamen- 1s of music--can be taught with ,e aid of the harmonica. How many In U. S. traveled in i35? R. C. More than 50,000,000. Travel expenditures were more than S9.000,- 000,000. More than 130,000 people took voyages to Europe and the total sum spent in foreign travel is estimated at 55,350,000,000. Tell Baer-Louis fight receipts. E. G. They grossed $948,352 with an additional $52,000 from radio and motion picture rights. Who were the original members of President Roosevelt's brain trust? S. H. The group included Basil D. O'Connor, Justice Samuel L Rosenman, Raymond , Moley, Rexford Tugwcil, Adolf Berle and Charles W. Taussig. Ex-officio members were Col. Louis McHenry Howe and Gen. Hugh S. Johnson. Is Fannie Brice, comedienne, married? I. L. The wife of Billy Rose, song writer and producer "of the current Broadway hit, Jumbo. Are Christmas trees forbidden in Russia? J. M. H. Christmas trees are banned but use of fir trees for New Year's is becoming general. When did George Washington's public career begin? T. H. Edward Boykin's autobiography of Washington dates it as beginning in October, 1753, when Governor Dinwiddie appointed him to bear a. message to the French on the Ohio, warning them against further en-1 croachments on his English maj- j esty's colonial possessions. It was the prolog to the French and In-1 diau war. Which transport pilots have had more th;m 30,000 hours of flying time? C. W. The department of commerce lists E. H. Lee, Omaha; J. H. Knight. Chicago: C. E. Pangborn, Wenatchec, Wash.; F. W. Soule, Wilkes-Barre. Pa.; R. F. Thomas, Akron, Ohio; S. H. Coffman, Okla- homa City, Okla.; A. B. MbMuIIen, Tallahassee, Fla.; G. W. Haldeman, Wheeling, W. Va.; W. A. Hallgren. Chicago; E. K. Jaquith, New Orleans, La.; W. D. Williams, Chicago; A. R. Thompson, Salt Lake City, Utah; H. G. Boonstra, Salt Lake City, Utah; H. L. Kindred, Mexia, Texas; L- R. Moore, Lima, Peru; Joe Glass, Burbank, Cal.; J. H. Miller, Cristobal, C. Z. E. Hamilton Lee of Omaha is credited with the greatest number of flying hours. Is contract bridge taught by the correspondence-school method ? M H. Ely Culbertson, well known bridge authority, says he knows oÂ£ no organization or individual giving correspondence lessons in contract bridge. What does Coeur d'Alene mean" G. T. This is the name of a lake and a city in Idaho. The expression is French' for needle heart and was earlier, applied to an Indian tribe. Where was the California home of Joaquin Miller? J. H. Above Oakland, Cal., on an estate, the name of which was 'The Heights." The Dictionary of American Biography says the poet spelled the word, hights. He adorned the state with trees and stone monuments to Fremont, Browning and Moses and with a funeral pyre for use at hia own death. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen "Pa brags that he's a good loser. Well, lie ought to be, considerin' the practice he's had."