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FEBRUARY 5 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE USa00n OHtp A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the 'MASON' CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 3800 » WILL, P. MUSE , .Editor, W. EARL HALL Managing Editor LE1S P. LOOMIS Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED I'RESS , The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Daily, per year 57.00 Daily, per week · - · -15 Outside at Mason City and Clear Lake Dally, per year by carrier .$7.00 Daily, per week by carrier .; 15 Dally, per year by mail 4.00 8 months, $2.25; 3 mouths, $1.25; 1 month ...... .50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6.00 3 months ?3.25 =· 3 months '.. 1-75 Entered at the Postofflce at Mason City, lowd, as Second Class Matter. . Tlie prince of darkness Is a gentleman. , - --SHAKESFJEAKJE A ROAD BOND QUESTION if ASKED A FORMER resident of "Hancock county has askec the Globe-Gazette to explain the negative vote o: several North Iowa legislators on "the state road bond issue. We have been forced to a confession that the action is beyond our comprehension. The best we can do is offer space, in our columns to the senators or rep resentatives whose course' with respect to the road bond issue has been brot into question. In the case of both Worth county and Winnebago county, the members of the lower house voted "no' when the proposal to issue state bonds was before the body. Moreover the senator for the district made up of Winnebago, Worth' and Mitchell counties voted in the negative, even before the Fletcher statement deny ing the constitutionality of the measure was Issued. Another of the 41 votes against the proposal in th lower house was by Wamstad of Mitchell county. In his case, however, it was a matter of pursuing a con sistent course. He has been opposed to paving from the start and in this he seems to be reflecting the sen timent of his constituency for Mitchell county ha never voted favorably on paving. But in the case of Worth county, bonds have already been voted and the paving completed. A sizable pavin. project is contemplated in Winnebago county. In botr counties, an unmistakable desire to participate in th state road-building program has been registered. Under the circumstances, tlie question of this Han cock countyan was probably justified. What di Messrs. Torgeson, Hanson and Gunderson have in min when they voted against transferring the primary road bond responsibility from county to_state? Is it that they prefer to keep the bond as a county obligation? There is no desire here to censure anybody. These legislators probably felt they were working for the best interests of their constituents. Certainly their sincerity or political honesty, is not impugned. The Globe- ; Oazett?:is.; merely,,passing on to;them a fair,question and invitiiJg triem'to use space in this newspaper for a reply, If they wish to do so. PUNISH NORTH DAKOTA LYNCHERS T YNCHING in North Dakota is no less reprehensible than in Missouri. The citizens of McKenzle county --who broke Into the jail and rushed Charles Bannon, youthful slayer of six members of the Haven fam- y, to. a bridge and hanged him--should be prosecuted or the crime.^ Altho Bannon's crime was dastardly, citizens have o right to take the law into their own hands. They .re simply substituting mob law for lawful government when they do so. Race prejudice of course ntered into the burning of the Negro two weeks ago t Maryville, Mo. Altho this is no excuse for lynchings, t has a traditional precedent which is hard to eradi- ate in many parts of the south. It is born ofsignorance am!.is a danger to the nation, and should be no defense against prosecutions for lynching. States like North Dakota have no such traditions, however, and the hanging of Charles Bannon by a mob was simply the act of citizens wishing to play the role of avengers. It is good to note that the governor of North Dakota declared that nothing will be left undone to locate the members of the Bannon lynching party and that he will demand prosecutions because of the action of the mob. -.' One hopes the governor of Missouri will show a like backbone, and not allow the, Maryville outrage become simply a forgotten'inciclent as has so often occurred after lynchings in the southern states. Neithfir North Dakota nor Missouri!as states can afford to have it said that lynchings go unpunished in their confines. ' THE OLID H O M E T O W N . . . . . . By Stanley OTHER EDITORS THE GROWTH OF FASCISM F ROM a ar.iall beginning, this thing called fascism has grown to surprising dimensions. In the minds of many, it has come to b'e a world menace and events of the past few days have operated to give some credence to that view. Milan was the birthplace of fascism and the birthday was in iffarch, 1919, when Benito Mussolini and about 150 of his friends organized a movement of nationalism and syndicalism. They took for their symbol the fasces, a bundle of rods containing an ax, carried by the victors before the. magistrates of ancient Rome. Such was their insignia of authority. Altho Mussolini had begun his political life as a socialist, this new movement was anti-socialist and its aim was the defeat of the reds or radical element 'which after the World war appeared to be gaining a preponderance of power with consequent disorder. The fascist! were mostly young men who had grown dissatisfied with the findings of the peace conference in which It was held that Italy was discriminated against. Their party grew with amazing speed unti * among the "black shirts," as they chose to call themselves, there were upwards of 200,000, practically al' young men. When they organized as a party they referred to it as a "protectorate." But on obtaining power they expressed adherence to the monarchy. That was on Sept. 10, 1922. Mussolini became both the head of the party and of the government. Never since the days of Caesar--not even in the case of Garibaldi--has an individual imprinted himself on Roman or Italian life as Mussolini has in these nine years. Perhaps he is thinking only of Italy's welfare. But his methods and philosophy are such as to make a world wonder. IT'S OLD'STUFF, BEN JUDGE BEN B. LINDSEY insists he's going to travel J thru every state in the union to .spread information about his companionate marriage idea. Better save your time and effort, Ben. There is Scarcely a community in the country which doesn't know all about It. As you explain it, persons who may have been attracted by the attractive label which you put on it will begin to recognize it as a sordid sort of thing known almost since the beginning of the human family. Companionate marriage by its real name loses all its fragrance. WHO WON THE WAJttV Iowa Bystander: Who won the Civil war becomes mpre doubtful every day. Who started the Worl. war remains in doubt. There is little doubt on both questions as long as the southern people continue to convert the so-called Yankee to their own point of view and the Kaiser Bill continues his harangues on the subject. " Recently the Daughters of the Confederacy have placed the picture of "Colonel" Robert E. the Halls at West Point. Colonel was used because as a general he fought to overthrow the United States government---a clever subterfuge for the fellow who does not stop to reason. General Lee was a great soldier to be true, but it would be just as reasonable to place Al Capone's picture in .places of high esteem because he has become a great organizer, or Jesse James, because he was a fine marksman, or Big Bill Foster, or some of the communistic leaders in America today because they are great fighters for the cause of labor. All three of these men possess unusual ability, but they are poor types for our youth to emulate. II is easy lo see how if Colonel Lee is to be idealized-by America today, even tho his efforts were to defeat tho union, the communist leaders whom we are fighting today may be idolized tomorrow by hanging their pictures in halls of fame, even tho their jobs be no more successful than that of General Lee. THE ETERNAL JOKE Fort Dodge Messenger: In a publication of the Iowa Jistorical society we read the following, reprinted from an Iowa newspaper of the gay days of 1864: "WQat a pleasant thing It is to be disturbed hy he following, language from your better half after a dinner while yqu are endeavoring to enjoy yourself vith a newspaper and fragrant cigar: " 'My dear, I wish before you return to your busi- nessi t^at .yo.u would bring up a. few armfuls of wood; then take'tlje tub (Jb'wnto'-the cooper's'shop" and' Have a hoop put on it; then hunt up a drayman and get him to haul a barrel of soft water from the river; then o over to Ankeny and Dart's and get a supply of sugar and coffee; then go to the different stores in ;own and keep hunting around until, you find some 'ggs; then take this shoe to Mr. Coming and have it repaired; and then if you have time, you may bring n a pail of water; and before you get up from your chair if you have a handkerchief in your pocket, you will be so good as to wipe that child's nose?'" That gives a snapshot view of the way they lived nearly 70 years ago, as well as revealing that the joke about the nagging wife was popular then as it no doubt had been for centuries before and will be for aeons to come. Modes of living change but jokes live on forever.. HES AUeiQHT. DOC. DOC, THE15ES NO SEOKETS IN HIS -THEY Al_U PENNV P IT VVAS AN INCOME TAX. BLANK C.C,-| SOT oME JUST U.1KB IT-AMO ITS ONLY AN AD FOR. A PATEMT PANT-S THATS JUST WAY HE WENT THE DAY HE DROPPEDA PENNf DOWN AINT INTERESTED IN ONE!! TIME OF THE ~EAE. THE TOWNS TIGHTWAD, HOL.DEN TITUS, IS APT TD.COU.L.APSE AT JUST THE Slc^BT OF A i_oMq,IMPORTANT lions DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENUENING, M. D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" , Dr. Clendctiin;: uuntiul 'JiagDoet; or ykva personal answers to letters trom re artery. Wlicn questions are of general Interest, nowever, they will be taUen up, in order, in tlie dally column. Addres.s your queries to Dr. Logan Clcndcnlng, cure of The Ulobe-Uazutte, Write legibly anci not maro than 200 words X-RAY AIDS GALLSTONE DIAGNOSIS V ERY FEW gallstones cast a shadow on the X-ray plate. And the outlines of the gall bladder, like the outlines of the other hollow organs in the abdomen, such as the stomach, cannot be seen by the X-ray. In the case of the stomach, the difficulty can be overcome by having the patient swallow a powder such as bismuth subnitrate " or barium sulphate, which will cast a black shadow on the X-ray plate. As these powders, when dissolved in milk, will fill all parts of the stomach. Its outlines can be very plainly seen, in this way. But what about trie gall blad- .der? ;. Fqod or powder . swallowed will not enter it, and it remains as hidden from the X-ray as ever. The solution of this difficulty was found a few years ago by Professor Bvarts Graham and his asso ciates. They found a chemical sub stance which if put into the blooc stream or swallowed, was excreted Dr. Clcndcnlng Q. Arc Jliore men In the cast of "Nino Till Six ?" G. W. A. It has an entire feminine cast. Q. WhBro can I get n life sly.o picture of Woodrow Wilson, nmdo before his lost sickness, done in brown" E. D. A. Harris and Ewing, 1313 F. street, noi-thwest of Washington, D. C., doubtless carry the greatest variety of portraits of presidents. We suggest that you write to the above firm direct, inquiring about the type of picture of the late Woodrow Wilson you wish. Q. How old was Gildski when she amc '.O this country? S. W. A. She was born in 1871 and made ner debut in opera in America in 1895 at the age of 24. Q. When was HMJ Fnbrlcnn bridge built? K. C. A, The Fabrican bridge in Rome is a stone bridge joining Aesculapius Island with the left bank of the Tiber, built in 62 B. C. by Lucius Fab ricius. It is the only bridge built in Rome during the Roman period which has lasted to our day. It is known to modern Romans as the Ponte dei Quatrro Capi. J. Whut flowers arc named in tho Bible? H. B. S. A. There are comparatively few flowers named in the Bible. It is reported that as a whole the Syriar. people were not particularly fond oi flowers. Among: those named are the myrtle, Isaiah 4:15; Rose of Sharon Isaiah 35:1; Song of Solomon, 2:1 Lily, I Kings, :26; Song of Solo mon, 2:16, 6:23, Matthew 6; flax is found in Exodus. Genesis, Leviticus, Rsther, Judges, Proverbs and Kings. Burning bush (or acacia) is men- Arabic general term and applies to he tulip, ranuculus, narcissus, iris, vater lily, and particularly the anemones which carpet the ground during the summer season thruout Palestine, v Q. How many hotels arc there in Ilawnil? M. S. A. There are 42 hotels on Hawaii's four main islands. Last year Hawaii had 40,236 visitors. Almost half of them spent their vacation there, while the rest, stopped off eiiroute to other Pacific ports. Q. How did tho five Great Lakes get their names' A. Gannctt's K. M. L. Origin of Place Names in the United States says that opinions differ ns to the origin of the name Huron. According to some it i s ' a corruption of "Hure" given a tribe of Indians by the French. It means "the head of a wild boar." It is believed by some tlmt it is from the Indian word "Onkwe honwe" meaning "true man." Still others believe it is a corruption by French from the Indian "Irri ronon" meaning -'cat tribe." Erie is from "Erige" or "Erilke" the name of a now extinct Indian tribe. The word signifies '"cat" or "wildcat." Some authorities believe the word means "mad." Ontario is the Indian word meaning "beautiful lake or beautiful prospect of rocks, hills and water." Michigan is an Indian word said by some to mean "biff lake." and by others "place for catching fish." Superior is n translation of the original French name "L.ic Stiperieur aux Ontnouacs" meaning "the upper lake of the Ot- NO WONDER CITIES ARE FOR IT Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune: Mayor Parker Crouch' of Des Moines is making a valiant effort to have the legislature split the primary road funds so that the cities may be granted one-half the automobile license fees. Hizzoner observes that "the benefit £0 Des Moines would be approximately 5250,000 a year." . This neat little quartet 1 of a million, Mayor Crouch proposes "to limit to construction and maintenance of city streets." To get the proper prospective on this idea, remember that Polk county has completed its entire primary road program. Every important highway leading into Des Moines is paved. Therefore, Des Moines reasons, let us now dig into the primary road fund for a quarter of a million a year to keep up our city streets. Never mind the big road bond program adopted by the state as a whole. No one will censure Mayor Crouch for attempting to have the Des Moines streets paved, improved and kept up from the primary road fund. But we are of the opion that the majority of the legislators will agree with Gov. Dan Turner that the primary road fund must not be impaired. entirely by the liver cells in the bile. It is an iodine salt, chemically, tetraiodo-phenol phthlalien, if you like jaw breakers. It also throws a dark shadow on the X-ray, plate. If some of this chemical is Injected into a vein or taken by mouth and several hours later an X-ray taken of the gall bladder region, the gall bladder, being filled with it, will cast a dark shadow. Provided it is healthy--that is the value of the test. If .he neck of tho gall bladder is closed, no bile can get n and no shadow will be seen. If the gall bladder is filled with gallstones only, a very little of the chemical will get in and it will showithe outlines of the gallstones. In most cases we can show gallstones by this method on the X-ray plate beautifully clear. No diagnostic procedure is 100 per cent perfect, and this one does not always work. But it has proved an enormous advance in our ability to make an exact diagnosis of gall bladder disease. If a patient has dyspepsia, nowadays, we can usually, by these means, tell whether it is caused by gall bladder disease or not. QUESTIONS FROM READERS Mrs. T. B. C., Mcriden, Conn.: Is it possible for any person to contract consumption by wearing clothes which at one time belonged to a tuberculosis patient? Answer: No. Tuberculosis is contracted in childhood. ft.ccordltig to present ideas, adults never acquire it. When it develops i n ' an adult is has been in the body since childhood. EARLIER DAYS elng a Dally Compilation of Interesting Item* from , tlir "Twenty Year* Apo" rilea of tho Glolte-Cinrelte. ----^--' ' FKII, 5 , 101 L ~ ~ ' Forty thousand dollars for a farm looks like a big lot of money but F. H. Behne of Alta paid that amount for the A. A. Adams farm just north of Nora Springs within one-half mile of the incorporate line. The farm embraced four hundred acres and is as fine land as there ia in the country. The price paid was an even $100 an acre and both the purchaser and the seller consider it cheap at that figure. The sale was made some time ago but Mr. Behne and his family are now moving on the same. At one time John Adams, the father of Asa A., owned three thousand acres of land o£ which this 400 acres was a part. Most of it is still held by heirs. The official board of the Methodist church some time ago decided upon building 'a new parsonage and It is expected that work on this building will be commenced early in the spring. A nuilding committee with B. Bate as chairman has been appointed and the Ladles' Aid. society has already pledged to tandle at least 32,000 of the expense In the erection of tho parsonage. It will be located on the site o£ the old parsonage which was recently bought by Frank Kin hart. John Moran, one of the Clear Lake printers, am formerly in the employ of tue ^Globe-Gazette, wa in the city today on business. The Weso club was yesterday the guest of Mrs Clyde Roswell at her home on East Miller street. The afternoon was spent in sewing and in social con verse. Miss Bertha Gould and Mrs. Ray Seney wore two new members admitted to the club. A two cours lunch was served. The next meeting will be held al the George Elsham residence on North Main street with Mrs. Earl Elsham as hostess. A find of two big fish nets by Fish Warden Adam Height occurred at Clear Lake yesterday. The nets were brot to the city by that officer and placed in charge of Justice Ranklu. The larger of the two is 90 feet in length. The owner has not yet showed up. Mrs. Ida and Mrs. Charles Webster of Waucoma are guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Potter. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Potter entertained a number of friends in their honor. The home was artistically decorated and the afternoon was spent at Five Hundred. Refreshments were served. Carnegie says it is a disgrace to die rich "but most of us may die young for dread of a prospective age of uoneu m Kxocuis 3:-i. Tnt lily is an tawas. BO-BROADWAY ' ' ~ Ry JOSEl'II V NEW YORK, Feb. 5.-- One of the blessings of radio is that it ias shortened the speeches of public men. Time was when the chief orator used to taKe 40 minutes to establish the fact that he had nothing to say. . Radio has changed all this. The average hook-up is from 15 to 30 minutes, so that orators have had to establish terminal facilities. · n · 'TAKE TIME TO BE BRIEF-- A 1 visiting clergyman at Yale asked President Hadley just how long he ought to speak at chapel. "Oil, there's no set lule," re~ 1 plied Hadley, "but there's a tradi- e tlon here at "Yale tnat no souls are J| saved after the, first 10 minutes." L O! THE POOR HEATHEN -- And the other famous story of Mark d Twain who, five minutes after lis- a tening to a foreign missionary, decided to contribute 510 to save the s. heathen. i e The Doc kept on talking, how- ever, and after he'd rounded out an e hour and the collection basket came e by Mark Twain said: t "Instead of contributing $10 I t stole a dime out of it." * - · n 'IIJTATCH YOUR STEP-- If you s W happen to have a bag of poa- n nuts in your pocket and a myster- c ious stranger ankles up on rubber .,' heels and bee-ins to question about VN IHA1.1I-. Fine 300 to 1,000 bucks or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. T HE "RED" MENACE-- Arthur B. Reeve, Crime Scribe, has a daily mail weighted with epistles from cranks and crooks. He £0t a. letter the other day from a lad out Illinois way -- 125 pages, a. word to a page. Two farm hmuts in Pennsylvania labor under the belief that Artie requires bodyguards day and 'night. They volun leer for service. Anci an anti-Rcc fanatic rushed an envelope specia delivery to insist that If Brothe Reeve doesn't warn New Yorl against an Impending Soviet upris Ing, the 'olood wUl Tae on bis head. · -. · - : · . . , » : , -- ·- ' ·'MT^T' T £ .^Sfc-F ANSWER '-lcr;iUl --The variety of life is glvii way to the movie's mass product! methods. Arthur Edwin Krows, who h worked on stage and screen scic tifically for more than 20 yeai passing recently thru Saskatch wan, noted that all girls in Moos jaw look like Clara Bow, Glor Swanson or Greta Gavbo. So do all girls in Oshkosh, Wi in Middleton, Vt, in Manila ar Honolulu. And if it .suits the girls to loc like that, whose business is it? · · · \17ISECRACK -- Some bird at penury. C. H. Barber left this morning with the special i IOWA CONTINUES DRY T MAY be that Iowa is against prohibition. But it isn't for repeal thru nullification. This was unmistakably reflected in the house of representatives Tuesday when by a vote of 89 to 6 a proposal to set aside the state's own liquor enforcement acts was killed. Except from a few of the river counties, where admittedly prohibition has been little more than an unverified rumor, there wasn't a single vote for the Dubuque jnan's proposal. This vote ought to give substance to the assumption that Iowa remains dry until proved wet. OUR K. O. T. C. Davenport Democrat: Some other cities may be proud of their pacifists, if they want to, but Davenport remains incorrigibly happy over its admirable high school R. O. T. C., which has just been advanced to a regimental status, after its battalion had been the finest organization of its kind in the state. Committees against military training in education may continue to rant and fill the mails with propaganda, and their field officials may continue to cash their meal tickets, but Davenport goes right along- with more of its youth voluntarily taking the splendk military training that is afforded them here. We rate two colonels now--Col. E. S. West, the boys' regular army commander and instructor, and Col. Raymond Drake, student commander of the regiment. We doubt if any city of Davenport's aize-is doing better. TRIVIAL TOPICS Sheffield Press: Much of the talk of the street and social centers is mere trifling. But it reflects the Hfe of the people. It is t h e fertile f'-hl in whirh pes'ls of action a t e germinating. The effective newspaper worker listens much to it. He there gathers a rich harvest of information, thot and news. WASTING TIME Emmnt.sbnrK Reporter: There is much being written and said about the immense amount of work before the Iowa legislature. But it remained for P. H. Donlon, Palo Alto county, to get up in the house of representatives and urge them to get to work, instead of wasting valuable time. JUST FOLKS Copyrighted 11)30 ONE MINUTE VUO'IT--Be ye therefore followers of God. aa dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, nnd hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a swcetsmelling savour.--Ephesians, v, 1, 2. Bj EDUAJt A. GUEST ~~"~~~~~^^~~ I'M NO MILLINER Some men encountering women fair Can see the brilliants in their hair And note their gowns and later tell If they became them very well. Or were they pink or gray or blue Or biege or any other hue, But I have never learned to care Or notice what the ladies wear. To save my life I can't recall Were Mabel's earrings large or small, Or later dare to make a guess Concerning Jennie's hat or dress. I never by a woman stand To count the jewels on her hand, Or look some lovely lady o'er And think: "I've seen that gown before!" How oft to me has Nellie said: "In all the years that we've been wed Not once have you remarked upon The hat'or gown that I had on, Or raised your eyes above your book To say: 'My dear, how nice you look! 1 Women wear beautiful attire For men to notice and-admire." Last night as she came tripping down I thot to speak about her gown. "My dear," I said, "I like your dress, It adds unto your lovelinoss. In all my life I've never seen So beautiful a shade of green." "Good heavens!" she cried, in accents cold, "This thing is nearly two years old!" dairy train for Plymouth and other points and also accompanied the train east. Because o£ the heavy snow the early meeting was not well attended. Attorney Westfall Is this week leaving his old love at Northwood and is coming to Mason City to reside permanently. Some time ago arrangements were made whereby he becomes interested in the Franke Land company of this city and to be nearer the base of operations and in a place affording larger opportunities to enlarge and expand he is moving here. Mr. Westfall is not only a good lawyer but he is a splendid citizen judging from the good things coming from Northwood about him and he will surely find a cordial welcome .here. Dr. Clack says that at the present time he is homeless, but judging from the amount of well kept flesh he carries around with him, he is being pretty well cared for. His wife and daughter Cecil are at Mabel, Minn., on a visit of a month. Miss Ida has gone to Burlington while Miss Nan is now at the city Park hospital as a student nurse. YOLTRE THE JUDGE goobers, answer every question he asks. The United States senate has just lassecl a bill providing for the col- ection of all statistics on peanuts, by the terms of which, "any persons who shall refuse or willfully neglect to furnish--information-shall be guilty 1 of a misdemeanor." Vr banquet the other night was bragging .about the fact that he had been born 'an Englishman, had lived im Englishman and hoped to die an Englishman. Whereupon one of the guests remarked : "Ain't that a shame. No ambition!" Who's Who and Timely Views WOMEN URGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF UNUSUAL VALUES By DK. MI,I,IAN M. GILIJIIETH Chairman, Women's Division, President's Emergency Committee for Employment. » l i l l l a n Mollcr Gllhrcth WAS liorn nt Oiililnnil, C a l . , May 21, 1873. She l« n. Lnitl- unte nf the University or California, and tiolils a Ph. IX decree f r o m Brown university OH well ns two c n c l n c c r l n c decrees. SI"! Is president of O l l h r c l l i . Inc.. ctmslilHiu; cnKinecM In management. A member of Mcvcrnl nuinaf;eniiint nxs,···'··" "··· American Psyc.liolop.k-al association, Kim was named .clmlrman of alon of President rinovor'.s ttmorpency Committee for Kmiil'jymenl. of a number of books on psychology of management, etc. iilaUiiiiu u n r l lliu Die women's i l l v l Sim is the niuhoi- ·ITIT E D SEBOSKI owned the town's largest soft drink parlor. It was time to make application for renewal of his license for the subsequent year. Ed desired to make some "extra alterations in his place, and after a while did go into them extensively. One of the householders in the vicinity resented the presence i of the parlor in his neighborhood. When Ed began his alterations, the householder became even more incensed than previously. In his mind's eye he thot he saw at once what Ed had in view and so he spread' the report that Ed intended to add a gambling house to his business. The rumor so stirred the neighbors that a petition was gotten up nnd passed around, and as a result Ed was denied his license for the next year. Ed filed suit for slander against the man who started the rumor. » How would you decide this case? Make up your mind before you read the decision. The decision: The cnlirt licld Etl. The J u c l K M r.-asoncrl thus: A H that the neighbor saM was that the d r i n k nnrlor man In. Icmlecl to rtdtl n pamhlinK room. But a. man cannot sue on words which merely Impute a criminal I n t e n t i o n . Words which are pnnlsn- a n f e in themselves are those whlrh MJseJy charge a man u-nj) the commission of a criminal act anil t h u u expose him to tho punish- m e n t fit the law, hut the law cannot punish a man lor a mere Intention. · OMEN, controlling more than 80 per cefit of all retail purchasing power, can get exceptional values for their money by spending now and at the same time make a contribution toward decreas- i n g unemployment. A dollar today w i l l ' buy one- fourth more than it would in 3926, which m e a n s that it is wise to replenish wardrobes at this time and to buy furniture and household equipment. The money spent results in more Lillian Gilbrcth orders being placed hy retail stores, more goods produced by factories, and more persons engaging in commercial and industrial activities. But it is not enough to be sure that your dollar is buying wisely It should at the same time buy job for someone. And so I woult like to follow your dollar beyond it.= purchase of goods or material fo improving your home back to tin retail store and the factory. You buy: This means more retai clerks to serve you; it means tba he store can buy goods to replace he ones you have taken from the helves. This again means orders o factories, and orders mean that die, unhappy--often hungry--peo- )le are put back to work. Do you enow what an idle factory IK like or in idle factory town, or how different they arc from ones? When industrial life is paralyzed, lome life is paralysed, too. And you can stimulate this paralyzed condition into action. Let us take an example: "If 80,000,000 .sheets and pillow were bought by the women of the United States in the next three months, that would Rive employment to (34,000 workers for one year." In the same way, your buying in the many fields listed, will start the idle machines and Idle men to work. Fortunately,. there is a. growing realization today (.hat industry is a blessing and that real leisure comes only after work; that "this machine age" is the source of leisure an well as worlc; that instead of trying to attack machines and industry as an unfortunate part of American activity, we must understand them, use and develop them an basic in our scheme of life. Not only has the country a d i f f e r e n t feeling .toward industry than ever before, but industry itself has a d i f f e r e n t feeling toward it.s own responsibilities. Increasingly it emphasizes the importance of the h u m a n element.

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