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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1933 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEE SYNDICATE NEWSl'APEB Issued Every Ween Day by the iMASON CITS GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 1:1-123 East Slate street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOU1S W. EARL. HALL. ENOCH A- NOREM LLOYD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press la 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 RATES Mason city and Clear LK, Mason city and Clear Lake. by the year 37.00 by thn week ,, S .15 OUTSIDE UASO.N CITV A-NU CLEAB LAKE 1'cr year by carrier .... 43.011 By mall 6 tnonUu 12.OU Per wteK by carrier .... f 15 By mall 3 months 31.00 rcr year by mall 54.00 By mall l month _.. 5 ,60 OUTSIDE 100 B1II.E ZONK Per year 5S.UO SU -nunuia ...S3.0Q TlireB montbji.-Sl.ou An opportunity well taken is tlie only weapon of advantage.--JOHN TJDALE MORE TAX OR MORE DEBT? A N interesting view of the monetary and na- tioual credit situation is contained in the following letter written to the Globe-Gazette by a businessman and banker in a central Iowa city. Since his student days at an Iowa college when he wrote a thesis on the subject of bi- metalism, he has been an avid student of the currency question. What he writes here is presented JIB a distinctly accredited viewpoint on a subject which is at once vastly Important and highly debatable: "Director of the Budget Douglas has been quoted as saying tint in order to finance the constantly increasing expenditures of, the national government, the great middle class of the American people must oi necessity take on a greater burden of taxation, anc that it would be well if they would realize that, in taking on this burden, they were saving themselves from something worse, or words to that effect. "Much as people in general dread an increase in taxation, the fact remains that Mr. Douglas spoke the everlasting truth when he made the statement referred to above. It is just as clear as anything can be that if we go on with these extraordinary expenditures and seek to finance them by increasing: the public debt, the time is not far distant when the credit of these United States, rich and powerful as they are will be exhausted, aud when it shall have been exhausted, there is just one thing left for the government to do, and that will be to resort to the printing business. Once the printing presses are started in turning out fiat money, financial chaos is in full view, national bankruptcy inevitable, personal bankruptcy following as a matter of course. "It would be far better for people of moderate means to have the government take half their inconn to support these extraordinary expenses than to keep on borrowing, and thus bring about national and indi vidual bankruptcy. "It is perhaps expecting the impossible, however to cherish the thought that people in general will take this view of it. The average person would rather pu off an evil day than to face it, hut postponing a fina showdown always works more misery, more hasard and politicians, knowing the \veakness of human na ture, the almost universal desire to put off the evi vv|Cm habitually refuse to levy taxes on the great mas V.."" : -'-·? people, fearing their wrath at the next elec --' timv j.'nerefore they resort to boriuYntag uutii tha;, can;borrow no more, "France is a case in point at the present momenl Several ministries have fallen during the last few months, because each successive ministry made an effort to balance the French budget by reducing gov crnmental expenditures, chiefly through cutting salar ies of governmental employes and levying adilitiona taxes. Now the French people recently have experi enced inflation and want none of that, but the mem hers of the French house of deputies, being afraid o the civil employes and fearing lest the people will re volt against' these taxes, refuse to give the severa ministries that have proposed tax increases and civi salary reduction, a vote of confidence. Therefore, they have fallen. Unless the French change their tactics they are facing financial collapse and utter ruin. "A persistent effort ought to be made by the pros to educate the masss of the American people to th truths herein set forth. The truth of the statement above made is attested by all history; there are n exceptions, not one. We had better pay now and pay until it hurts, than to have everything which th masses of the people as, represented by deposits, sav ings banks, building and loan associations, life insur ance premiums, bonds and mortgages possess, mad worthless through uncontrolled inflation." WHAT'S DOTNG IN CUBA? CIRCUMSTANTIAL reports say that Ambas sador Welles has gone back to Cuba, afte his visit to the state department, witli a plan o Cuban reconciliation mapped out. But the signs in Cuba do not indicate it is working smoothly. Just a few days ago there was a conference of all parties in the island to try to work out a non-partisan government acceptable to the United States for immediate recognition. It failed miserably, because no one would yield anything. Grau San Martin is still president and dictator. His authority seems to be growing, incidentally. Reports that Mr. Welles has been authorized to serve an ultimatum upon Cuba to form a coalition government, or American forces will land, do not ring true. Nothing is happening in Cuba to warrant any such breach with the policy Mr. Koosevelt has been pursuing an dig back in the records to the ruling of the iQuisiana court of appeals, handed down in 929. This court rejected as unsound the de- endant's plea, in a similar damage suit, that he woman passenger should have given warn- ng of an impending collision, and that her fail- ire to do so nullified her claim. Which leaves back-seat driving a duty in Nebraska, while in Louisiana it is held unneces- ary. The great debate will thus go on, and, liter all, court opinions can have little bearing n this perennial argument. ALEXANDER LEGGE "N AN obituary sketch prepared by the Associated Press concerning Alexander Legge, ^resident of the International Harvester com- any who died Sunday, it is stated: "Alexander Legge, a farm boy, went to the city and made good. He became a success largely because he was a red-haired fighter, a shrewd trader and knew farmers." That seems to sum up the life of Alexander egge in a terse fashion. Some will remember i;m because they bitterly opposed his farm 3oard policies but they will always term him a courageous fighter, one who never minced vords. DAILY SCRAP BOOK OTHER EDITORS PAGING FRED BIERMANN Charles City Press: Here is another rebuff to Congressman Biermann. The government, which meana ?resident Roosevelt will soon start work on a ship canal leading from Jacksonville, Fla., to the Gulf of Mexico, which will make Jacksonville the most im- lortant city on the South Atlantic coast. This will :ost millions of dollars which according to Biermann'a heory of the Mississippi enterprise Is a useless ex- jense and the squandering of public funds. And why does he not direct his efforts against this great ex- jense instead of fighting enterprises in his own part of his own state? The dredging of the Mississippi will aid a number of Iowa river cities and will mean more business for the railroads which operate east and west and no rail lines of consequence operate along the river route north ancl south along the Iowa border. And then there is that other democratic extravaganza supported by Biermann--the Muscle Shoals dam. Our congressman is rather inconsistent. AN ESTIMATE OF GOVERNOR UOLFE Elkafler Hegister: Mob rule is anarchy and is as dangerous to government as the defiance of the gangster and gunman. The approval of such action by the g-overnor of a great state indicates something lacking in his character that unfits him for the high position ne holds. AIAYBE JUST A COINCIDENCE Forest City Summit: Maybe it was merely a coincident that recognition of Russia was announced a few hours after the departure of J. P. Morgan and Myron Taylor from the white house. Everyone knows who Morgan Is. Taylor is president of U. S. Steel corporation. TO STOP LYNCHINGS Oelweln Resistor: The best way to stop lynchings ia to guarantee a quick and impartial trial and execution of sentence. STICK TO BOOSEVEI/T Rtagsted Dispatch: As long- as recovery continues \VP 0011 ace uo-rcaccn for -listening to howls emanating from Wall street · ' ' BAD WEATHER FOR NUDISTS Forest City Republican: With the arrival of freezing weather, we look for a slump in nudist activities. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG ROLPH ATTITUDE A "DISGRACE" CLEAR LAKE, Dec. 5.--You will undoubtedly be surprised to get this note. But I assume that even an editor of a great daily paper doeWt object to a little praise now and then. , While I do not always agree with you on some matters, I heartily admire your sincerity at all times. I have in mind the attitude of the governor of the great state of California. I note in your paper of Saturday you feel that you are in the minority. Well, when the people slop to think, I think that you will find that you are in the great majority. My personal opinion is that it was the most damnable and outrageous position ever taken by any man holding an office of honor and trust, and I feel that his position on mob law is a disgrace to the state and nation. And it will surprise me if an effort is no made to remove him from office. What position will he be in if that sheriff should die of injuries inflicted by that lawless mob? Politically I voted for Herbert Hoover and would again for months past endeavoring to persuade Cuba to set her own house in order and avoid intervention. A BACK-SEAT CHARTER! gACK-SEAT driving is a pernicious habit, in the view of the average motorist, and this would be a happier world if there were a law against it. The Nebraska supreme court, however, has just ruled that it is not only a commendable practice, but a solemn duty as well. It said so in the case of a woman passenger who sued for damages after a collision between two cars, one of them driven by her husband. Under questioning, she admitted it was a dark and snowy night and her husband was driving fast, but she sat silent, gave no advice and said not a word even on seeing the approaching car. The average driver's opinion of this woman as a mode! passenger is rudely set aside by the Nebraska court's statement that she became "responsible for the consequences of her own negligence" in neglecting to sound warning. Back-seat wives doubtless will adopt the Nebraska court's ruling as their charter to be copilots on the highway. Argumentative husbands tomorrow. C. C. DAWS ON, ANOTHER VIEWPOINT AREDALE, Dec. 5.--It may be that the seemjng consejisus of opinion In favor of Governor Ralph's praise of the recent lynching in his state Is due to two things. Most of us are far more easily stirred to voice a kick than to commend a atand. Fortunatelj for the Moil Bag, we are quiet when pleased--as a rule. Not that we lack the good will. Then,, too, flowers are such awkward things to handle. Sometimes they make us ask ourselves, "Who am I that I may say these things and expect the ap preciation to be appreciated? "Brickbats are so handy and throw so much better. In fact, they throw so we: that we forget to ask ourselves questions. The second reason why so many seem to be with the California man in thi3 matter Is" because of thi conflicting emotions bound to come to even the mos law-abiding citizen. They realize the terrible provo cation; but they know, as doubtless he has known for some time since, that it was a most unfortunate thin for a governor to do. Bad enough if he were merel; Mr. Rolph. However, it was an honest outbreak. HI felt that had such a fate met the despoilers of thi Lindbergh home on the opposite coast, stock in th kidnaping racket would have taken a big slump In stead of growing by leaps and bounds, as it did. On« or two such endings will do more to put a quietus on like plans yet in the. formative stage than a hundre orderly, long-delayed executions. In setting the punishment to be meted out for thi different offenses, lawmakers naturaly stopped afte: providing f Or all the thinkable crimes. Murder, in thi first degree of that crime, seemed to be the limit. Bu that nearly always has about it some little excuse-something that at least the perpetrator feels is an ex tenuating fact. Well, what is to be done when som one not merely breaks the law but blasts it to th four winds? A broken law might stll] be in partia working order, enough to afford the culprit som protection. Arid such fellows always want the law to be In first class condition when their weeping law yer gets down to business. However, it seems that unthinkable, unprovlded- for crimes can be committed. And those who thus blast away the protecting- law need not expect it to be there when they want it. No one wants mob rule, but it is h possibility in such cases. May some g-oo! come from it. May it speed up the courts aa well as relieve them of some otherwise possible future business, F. V. FREMMEK. "THE 5f. QOTH/XRD -1RAIN IH RUNNING BE.-TWEEM XURICW AMD MILAK, OF WASSEN -tMREE -TIMES - BUT" iME AT A HlGHEta. ALTITUDE. C H l K U CONSIDERED ONE VILE.ST" IM JAPANESE. APE"oF!. BRUTE." -HE. A PJ-ANT" "THAT £ROW£ ON 'TREES AND EVE.NTUAI-LY DIET and HEALTH Dr. ClendenlnE cannot diagnose or Give personal answers to letters from render*. When questions are of general Interest, huwever, they win be taken up, In order, In the dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan deadening, care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more- than 200 words. By LOGAN CLENDENINQ, M. 0.' SHELL OF PEANUT INHALED A SPECIAL form of respiratory difficulty is due to t\ the inhalation of peanut shells into the bronchial tubes. This is particularly likely to occur in young: children. Any part of the peanut can set up an irritation iC so inhaled, but the shell has the property of being especially irritating to'the lung tissue, and sets up a condition which has been frequently described under the term, "peanut bronchitis." The symptoms can hardly be overlooked, although the cause may be obscure. The child goes Into a very distressing fit of choking, gagging, coughing and wheezing, There may 'be intervals of days r.^fjiw 1 .tkoj-ej are. IK* ^yrnpt 0 **"**'**d then they recur with all their original severity, or even more. The mucus produced by peanut shell or peanut kernel Is especially tenacious and Impossible for the child Dr. Clendenlnp to bring up by coughing. The only treatment which has been found to be of any value ia to remove the peanut particles through the brouchoscope, a tube passed into the chest through the open vocal cords. A case which illustrates this was a little girl, two years old, who had been given some peanuts by her grandmother. While eating them she had a severe coughing spell and gagged and vomited, but did not get relief. When she finally quieted down and went to sleep it was noticed that her breathing was accompanied by a heavy wheeze. The next day her temperature rose. This went on for four days, when it was decided to attempt to remove the foreign body which was suspected. The bronchoscope was introduced, and a large amount of very tenacious, purulent secretion filled one of the main bronchial tubes. When this was removed several small particles of peanut were seen and removed. She improved for a few days after this, and then the symptoms occurred as before. The bron- choacope had to be reintroduced, and it was founc that the same sort of tenacious secretion filled up one tube. After the removal of this and some other particles of peanut which had been overlooked ut the first examination, she made a rapid and complete recovery. The lesson to be learned is that it la not safe to give a young child nuts of any kind, or fruits or vegetables that have small seeds, which could possibly be inhaled. But of all the possibilities, Including beans, watermelon seeds, strawberry seeds and raspberry seeds, the worst Is peanuts, on account of the special ability already mentioned to cause widespread lung irritation. · » · QUESTIONS FROM READERS J. L. W.: "Is it true that the strep germ, after a strep infection in the mouth and trench mouth, remains in the system and may attack another part of the body?" Answer: Yes, it is true, but in the case you instance, in which the mouth infection occurred four years ago, I do not believe that there IE any danger of it. EARLIER DAYS Being a Dally Cornpllntlnn of Intertilling Urms from the "Ten, Twenty and Thirty Yenra AJJO" Flics of tho (ilnbc-liaictte* IKiM^gUigfll^.^^i^l^liB^ OBSERVING raar^^ DEC. 7, 1903. Mrs. L. H. Dunn has returned to her home in Call 'ornia after an extended visit in the city and othe: points In the east. Col. Harry H. Rood, president of Crocker's Bri _ade and secretary of the Vicksburg Battlefield com mission, was in the city Sunday visitnig friends. Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Evans of Prairie du Chien Wis., returned home this morning after a severa weeks visit at the home of Charles Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Countryman, Rockforcl, 111., lef this morning for Rockford for a vsiit with friends They have been in the city for some time, guests a the home of Mr. (ind Mrs. Walter Van Horn. The Baptist Young People met Saturday night and elected officers for the coming year. Those chosen were Lucian Stivers, president; Sam Hoyt, vice-president; H. H. Harbaugh, secretary; and Jim Holman, treasurer. Charles Crimp, ·wno for some time has been sojourning on the:Pacific coast, is expected to arrive In the city for a visit at the home of his parents in a few days: - DEC. 7, 1918. The W. J. Dsly Plumbing: company Is paying- the enrollment fee for eight of its employes Jn the night school conducted by the city. The school convenes twice weekly and hns nominal fees. Mrs. Pauline Sutlon of Clinton is visiting Mrs. Allan Beck this week. Glen Konvalinka, accompanied by his roommate, Charles Altfillisch of Iowa City, Js expected home soon to spend Christmas vacation with Mr. Konvalinlta's parents of this city. Robert W. Witwer returned this morning from a business trip to Humboldt. Mrs. F. B. Scott and grandson, Lionel Scott, of Missoula, Mont., left for their home this week after visiting at the home of Mrs. Scott'a daughter, Mrs. C. L. Marston. DEO. 7, 102S. Neal Webster, 7-17 Second street northwest, Is In Chicago on business. A new board of directors wns elected at the annual meeting of the Mason City Country club Monday evening in the directors' room of the First National bank. R. P. Smith, T. Jt. Stevens, F. C. Lovcll, F. C. Duffield, C. R. Patton, R. F Clough and Allan F. Beck comprise the new board. "The World Court" will be the subject of Mrs. James E. Blythe's talk before the Business and Professional Women's club Thursday evening at the Damon-Igou tea garden. Hanford MacNider, past national commander of the American Legion, was the principal speaker at a district Legion meeting held at Storm Lake yesterday. R. J. Smith, Davenport, is here attending: to business at the Mason City and Clear Lake Railway company office. Arleigh Hansen, former resident of Mason City, has returned from Los Angeles, where he made his home for a time, and has now established residence here. J. D. Nichols and H. C. Frlesner are in Chicago attending a convention of wholesale fruit dealers. They expect to return Friday. defy anybody to suggest a Christmas gift that will bring a more complete or astlng satisfaction to the donor than a contribution to the Christmas Cheer fund. Your gift may mean a :hrill of happiness to some boy or ;irl for whom otherwise Christmas might be just another day. You have my personal pledge and guarantee of an unequaled satisfaction from the act if you will do your mite toward filling that Christmas stock- ng which appears every day as an ndex to the progress made toward eaching the $2,000 goal. In furtherance of this appeal, I'm irescntiug this little note from 'Just Me" that reached me on a postcard one morning this week, under the heading, "An Old Christmas Thought:" Oh! ChrtBtmns is coming again, you «ay, And you long for the thlngn he Is bringing, mil the costliest gilt may not gladden the da p . Nor help on the merry bells ringing. Some hoarding la losing, you understand. Some hoarding Is far from Bavins. Vhat you hold Irj your hnml, may slip from your hand There Is something better than having, 'o are richer for what ivc give And only by giving-, we Jive. ·--O am grateful to John Walling of Cylinder for these additions to my series of slogans, mottog and wisecracks. This one from a doctor's office: "Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday and all Is well." This from the wall of a restaurant: "Go easy on the sugar but stir like hell--we don't mind the noise." Another from the same restaurant: "If you spit on the floor at home, why go ahead and spit on the floor here; we want you to feel perfectly at home." This one, according to John, was in a school superintendent's office: "If you want a job done right, do It yourself; a man can make a bigger man or a bigger fool of himself than anybody else can." He confesses, however, that he can't remember where he happened on to this one: "It won't matter If you do backslide; you can pick out the splinters and sell them for toothpicks." --o-see by the papers that the residents of tho Armour Hills section of Kansas City, Mo., have organized to stop the handbill nuisance. From this time on the members of the association are gunning for the firms which cause this type of litter to be poked into doors, thrown upon porches or into yards, wholly without solicitation of the home ownera. The association has voted instructions to Its directors to notify those responsible for distribution of the handbills that this litter is not desired and that it be kept out of the district. That is the kind of active concern which, turnec in dozens of directions, means th* maintenance of property values ana the preservation of attractiveness. --o-have heard the suggestion, from no less than a dozen persons that a series of skating rinks here in Mason City could well be undertaken this winter. Every neighborhood would find in sucli playground a healthful out- lot for the sports Impulses of its boys and girls. Wherever there's a half block of idle property there's a potential skating rink if it's reasonably flat--and most of Maaon City Is that. City employes could be had foR tho original flooding operations and neighborhood organizations could ha enlisted to direct tho maintenance] work, it has been suggested. How practicable this would be, I'm not prepared to say. All I know for sura is that a set of rinks would bring a lot of joy to juvenile Mason City. And maybe It wouldn't be confined to juveniles. We adults ara too much Inclined to hibernate when cold weather comes. Many northern cities find winter a. preferred season for recreation. The trouble with us is that we haven't learned how to cash in on our winter cliir ate here. --o-find myself utterly unable to reconcile hard liquor advertising in any of Its forma with the ideal of true temperance. It can have but one. purpose, tha stimulation of increased consumption of intoxicants. That isn't temperance. At the present time, even with ths eighteenth amendment repealed, the Reed amendment remains on the books. Thia contains a specific- bar on advertising for Intoxicants which passes through the United States mails In any form. I for one would welcome an immediate supplement to this bill to Include radio and all other forms of advertising. It will be a sad commentary upon our civilization if w» permit encouraging the use of hard liquors to become a source of profit for anybody. At least two magazines, Fortune and Vanity Fair, beat the gun by loading their December issues with page after page of liquor ads. Tha act, It would seem to me, is ono which ought to have energetic attention from federal department oC ustice. It clearly Is a violation at .he Reed amendment. bow my salute to that group °f Forty and Eighters who meet four or five times e, week to repair and renovate toys to be given out to deserving and needy youngsters at Christmas tune. In large measure the toya have been collected through tho P. T. A, It's good to see the Legion and the P. T. A., two worthy organizations, teamed up In this admirably worthy cause. WIM. WORK FOR YOU Thousands of government cxpcrtfl work constantly for the h c n e f l l ot all U. S. citizens. They will work directly for you If you use our Washington bureau. This newspaper employs Mr. Jfnskio to net ne an agent for Its readers. Tie will lake your m a t t e r to the proper a u t h o r i t y . State Inquiry hrlnfly, write clearly anil Inclose 3 cent stamp for a personal Jetlcr In reply, rjo not use postcards. Adlrefi3 tllG Globe-Gazelle Information Bureau, t-'riiiteric J. Haskln, Director. Washington. ONCE OVERS B; 1. J. MUNOY MIGHT DOESN'T MAKE RIGHT Too many persons think that to be positive In their assertions is to strengthen their stand or position. They feel that they must be forceful in denunciation of what they do not believe, and vigorously argumentative in presenting their opinions. They resort to pounding a table, raising their voices to high pitch. 'Thus they succeed in rousing themselves to an angry point. But nothing convincing is gained by such tactics, Is there? They may cause another person to withdraw or acquiesce. But such quiet submission Is not indicative of approval or acceptance. People are not won .over by strong language. You will defeat your purpose by using the strong arm method. / To answer _an osscrtiori by calling it silly, announcing t h a t ' y o u are surprised that they do not display better judgment, is not satisfying argument. You might be called silly yourself if some folk were not afraid to say what they really think. Don't forget that good sense Is possessed by many, not just a few. You might be surprised if you knew how many people consider your opinions lacking In a good, sensible foundation. (Copyright, 1B33, King Features Syndicate, Inc.) TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Born This Date--Rudolf Friml, born 1881, popular operetta composer. * * Willa Gather, horn 1876, woman novelist. * * Giovanni Bernini, born 1598, sculptor and painter who was architect of St. Peter's, Rome, greatest of the world's religious edifices. * · Pietro Maacagni (Mas-kan'yee), born 1863, operatic composer -- Cavalleria Rusticana, etc. * * Hamilton Fish, Jr., born 1888, congressman and arch-foe of communism. ** William Irvin, born 1873, president of U. S. Steel corporation. * * Hcywood Broun, born 1888, essayist. 43 B.C.--Marcus Tullius Cicero, aged 63, halted the servants who were hurrying him out of Rome on a Utter, stuck out his head, bade assassins hired hy Mark Antony strike. They did, and cut off the hands that had penned the mighty orations and Phillipics against Antony. · m · 1539--Martin Luther, founder of Protestantism, sanctioned bigamy. With seven other doctors of divinity, he granted dispensation to Philip, landgrave of Hesse (German state), to have two wives--Catherine of Saxony and Marguerite de Staal. · · · 1787--Delaware (named for a Virginia governor, Lord De la Worr) became the first state. · · · 18(15--It was Thanksgiving day. President Andrew Johnson had forgotten to issue the annual proclamation until it was too late for the festival to be observed officially the last Thursday In November. Scriptural Thought--The words of wise men a.e heard in quiet more than the cry of him that nileth among fools,--Ecclcsiastcn 0:17. How thick must Ice be before It Is safe for skaters? II. F. The national safety council says ice one inch thick Is not safe. Ice two inches thick will hold one person. Ico three Inches thick will hold small groups. Ice four inches thick is safe for large groups. What professional fontbnll tcums compose tho Western and Eastern sections? II. K. Western: Chicago Bears, Portsmouth, Green Bay, Cincinnati and Chicago Cardinals. Eastern: New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. How old Is Colonel Lindbergh'!) littln son, Jon? S. A. Fifteen months. Born- Aug. 16, 1932. When can ono join tlic navy to get In the aerial corps? "J. Ci. The navy department says that the selection of recruits of the regular navy for aviation pilot train- Ing has been suspended for an Indefinite period of time due to the large number of men fully qualified in all respects for flight training, whose names are already on the waiting list. What control has U. S. over radio? A. R. The government docs not control radio. The radio act of 1927 created a federal radio commission, malting broadcasting- subject to regulation in the public interest, but the operation is in private hands. The opening section of the act declares its purpose is to regulate radio trans mission and communication, to maintain the control of U. S. over all radio channels, and to provide for the use of such channels, but not of ownership thereof, under 11 cense. The Davis amendment to the radio act provides that radio broad casting facilities be so distributee! among the different states anil communities as to give equitable ant] efficient service to each. Is Lenin's widow lulling any nc live part In the soviet regime? ai. n. His widow, Mrs. N. Krupskaya, Is not active In politics but is working for cleanliness of dwellings, communal eating places and other public places. In tho absence of on oven ther- nionicier, how can one tell how much heiit to uso when a reclpo culls for 400 degrees Fahrenheit? N. C. Most cooks understand the terms, slow oven and hot oven. A slow oven Is one with a temperature from 250 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, a moderate oven is one from 3SO to 400 degrees, ami a hot oven i.i one from -100 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. How long sliino Pittsburgh Jmd n. democratic mayor? II. K. William N. McNair is Pittsburgh's first democratic mayor in 27 years. What is tho largest bus built In U. S.? M. M. What is said to be tlio largest ever built has been made In Cleveland for service between Damascus and Bagdad across the Syrian desert. It is G9 feet long, has 18 wheels, compartments for 35 first and second class passengers and ia insulated against desert heat. Three oil burning Diesel engines furnish power. How docs money spent hy travelers In this country from abroad compare with tho money npent by American tnivniers in foreign coun* tries? J,. S. Last year American travelers spent approximately 5446,000,000 In foreign countries; foreign vlsitorn here spent $71,000,000. AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "Ada an" Emmie arc always a void in' things that would make 'em fat, but it's kind o' like tryin' to un- hatch an egg that's already hatched."

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