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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN 4. W. LEE NKWSl-AI'lSIl iBUCd Every Week Day oy the MASON CITX GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL, HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which a cicMilvwy entitjea Jo the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it got otherwise credited ID this paper, and all local news. MEMBER. ."OWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with ties Uolnes news and business offices at 103 shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason city and clear Lake. by UM week 5 .15 hy the year $7.00 OOISIDE MASON CITT AND CIJ5AB LAKE Per year by carrier J7.UU Per week by carrier $ .15 per year by mall 54.00 By mall 6 months 52.25 By mall 3 months 4 $1.25 By mail 1 month S .00 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONK Per year $6.00 SU months 53.25 Three months ..51.75 ON "BLOUSING OFF" A FRIEND of ours frequently employs the expression, "blouse off," when somebody gives voice to :'. an opinion on a subject about which obviously he '·'. knows too little. These words could be applied most aptly to a recent editorial in the Chicago Tribune in criticism of the great Boy Scout jamboree soon to · be held in Washington, D. C. I quote an excerpt from it: "The money it will cost would better, we think, be spent in sending boys to camp. The Boy Scouts represent a movement and a service to youth and therefore to the nation which are so generally known · and acknowledged that the 'big get-together' expected to bring 30,000 Scouts from all parts of the United States and from a score or more foreign lands, is hardly needed and in fact has obvious drawbacks." Now the fact of the matter is that this jamboree is detracting in not even the slightest measure from the Boy Scout national camping program. If anythin: it has been beneficial. The North Iowa area camp at Roosevelt, for example, had a larger enrollment its first session than evpr before, I'm told. A second point to be noted is that the money spent by the boys fortunate enough to attend the worldwide jamboree would not have been spent under any conceivable circumstances on the regular camping pro' gram. It's wholly fallacious to make it appear there is a choice between local camping and the Washington jamboree, that the one is at the expense of the other. The fact is that each boy is financing himself on the Washington trip. At minimum cost and with maximum safeguards as to health and well being, he is being permitted to visit our national capital city. What a. worthwhile and never to be forgotten experience that will be. Moreover American boys in large numbers will meet brother scouts from a score of other lands. This experience is pleasant and it may prove highly valuable as a step toward ultimate understanding 1 by the nations of the world. Surely none of sanity can do other than applaud this result All in all, we can't help thinking the Tribune spoke considerably out of turn--"bloused off," to draw on our friend's picturesque lexicon. A DISTINGUISHED LIFE A LIFE of distinguished usefulness came to an en " in the death of Mrs. J. C. Underkofler of Britt Her legacies to those among whom she lived her life are many. The stamp of her idealism is permanently upon the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary, which organizations she served so admirably. With conspicuous success, she occupied both distri-t and department post and, most assuredly, the i'--it office and honor at the command of the Iowa Auxiliary would some day have been hers for the acceptance. Her idealism will also live in the two daughters and two sons. To them and to her husband goes the sympathy of thousands at this time. It isn't given to man's mind to understand wny with so rosy an expectancy for continued service, she should have been summoned from her tasks. But the monument of her life, full in every respect except years, stands out before all, white and radiant. PERTINENT or IMPERTINENT THERE'LL BE A LEADER IT'S ''A COMMON remark that the republican party today is handicapped by the lack of a real leader. Let's examine the fabric from which that claim is made. First we may be able to get at the answer to this one question by asking another: Who is the outstanding democrat who would succeed President Roosevelt if for any reason he were unavailable in 1936 ? Clearly Mr. Roosevelt has been given his trans- cendency in the political picture by virtue of his service as president. Just as clearly nobody else could have exactly that predominance. Not Hoover for the reason that he is a defeated president. Thumb back through pages of history and you'll find that those of pre-eminence in public life have not often been rewarded with the presidency. Consider some of those who have not attained the presidency--Webster, Clay, Calhoun, Douglas, Tilden, Hughes, to mention a few. Consider others who have come through as darkhorses--Pierce, Tyler, Van Buren, Lincoln, Johnson, Garfield, Hayes, Arthur, Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt (nominated for vice president to eliminate him from New York politics), Wilson, Harding, Coolidge. Never in history has the country been confronted with clearer-cut issues than loom for 1936. Constitutional government versus dictatorship. Simplified government versus an unheard of bureaucracy. Eco- I nomy versus unprecedented spending. Private initiative versus paternalism. Capitalism versus socialism. States rights versus federalized control. To doubt that in the fact of such a situation the 1 party of the minority will be able to muster a repre- 1 sentative -leader is to doubt the fundamental I soundness of our democracy. When and if the issues can be defined and settled uppn, a satisfactory spokesman will be forthcoming. Of that we stand convinced. NEWSPAPERS PREFERRED t pvEPARTMENT stores of the United States last year *J showed a distinct liking for newspaper advertis- 1 ing and spent at least two-thirds of their publicity in the use of that medium. This is the report of such an authority on the matter as Frank W. Spaeth, manager of the sales promotion division of the National | Retail Dry Goods association. | The survey is made each year by this division and I produces some interesting facts. It deals with all fac- I tors of publicity for a retail business. Last year's study I showed stores getting back to the percentage levels I of 1931 and that for this year many will exceed their J 1934 appropriations. The report gave the following distribution of the 1934 retail publicity dollar: Newspaper lineage, SB cents; production, 4 cents; miscellaneous media, 5 cents; radio broadcasting, 2 cents; direct mail, 2 cents; advertising payroll, 8 cents; total display, 10 cents; all other, 3 cents. "As every retailer knows," Mr. Spaeth said, "newspapers remain in the backbone plus of the retail publicity appropriation." During: the last few years, according to Mr. Spaeth, stores, due to the need for more economical operation have plugged the leaks which sapped pulling power from the publicity dollar. A. more intensive use of fewer media was developed. As this authority indicates larger and more successful stores are guarding more closely than ever against useless expenditures and are finding today's . merchandising calls more than ever for judicious ad| vertising hi result-getting media. A Kansas paper recently carried this interesting ittle item: "We regret to state that the trees set out last year for drought control were all washed out by our recent floods." When our export cotton market is lost to us, as seems likely now, one of the last valid arguments against an American self-containment policy will have vanished. The birds who in the past have thought we should disarm are the very ones who think Uncle Sam should step in and save Ethiopia from Mussolini at this time. Joe Louis has announced he won't shave until he wins the world's championship. Better take care, Joe, or you'll be tripping over your beard. Threatening a community's food supply has never proved a very effective way to win popular favor for a strike. Douglas Fairbanks can be thankful that his yacht isn't guided by the prayers of the American people. Then again, maybe the house thinks the need for a dictatorship is past. xou may disagree with but you won't misunderstand old Jim Reed. Simile: As unpredictable as Borah. OTHER VIEWPOINTS TALE OF TWO CITIES Fairmont Sentinel: A fan dancer who was too tough for Minneapolis exhibited herself at Hand's park Saturday and Sunday nights before night club crowds ' which included a large number of young people, many of whom plainly showed the effects of ntoxicating liquor. The woman, spectators said, wore no clothing. In Minneapolis she was arrested and fined, along with he proprietor of the joint where she performed. How Jong- are Martin county law enforcement officials going to stand for such goings on in what has hitherto been a fairly clean county? Are we going o get into the'free-for-all, wide open class? MILES WOULD RUN STRONG Webster City Freeman-Journal: It is reported that admirers in New Hampton have circulated a petition asking Frank Miles, editor of the Iowa Legionaire, to become a candidate for United States senator to succeed Senator Dickinson. What Mr. Miles' preference n the matter is the Freeman-Journal doesn't know, but it does know that he is a strong man and has the qualifications to fill such a position to the credit of himself and to the state. He would poll a strong vote imong democrats generally, while the ex-service men would be almost a unit in his support. As the Freeman- ~ournal sees it, Mr. Miles is as well equipped for the losition as any democrat in Iowa. HE WOULDN'T TRADE JOBS Marshalltown Times-Republican: Somebody up lorth suggests Verne Marshall for governor. Verne hasn't much chance at the governorship and probably hasn't given any such possibility consideration. ~'act is that Verne, whatever his faults may be, is a mighty good citizen and has been of notable service o the state in revealing a situation astonishing to he general citizenship of the state. He is persona non grata to certain elements of the state which simply amounts to a general indorsement. Go"ernor? Who wants to be governor when he can run a good newspaper? DAILY SCRAP BOOK . · By SCOTT '"^PEA-TH _ f| 1$ PARfoFfHE | CEREMONY I ENACTED | Af CjlJADAUIPE PUNERALS-j MEXICO EPSOM SALTS WAS SO MAMED A MINERAL SPRIWC AT EPSOM , ENGLAND. WAS DISCOVERED IN 1695-to rlAVE. MEO1CAL PROPERTIES - IflE WAE.RS OF -THESE. SPRINGS CON-TAIN MAGNESIUM SULPHATt, WHIC.H 15 THE, CHEMICAL WE. KNOW BY-THE NAME oF EPSOM OBSERVING -gU^ am hopeful that the varioui BHpa organizations of Mason City VK^" which from time to ti are called upon to sponsor a carni val, home talent play, donkey bal game or what not, largely for th benefit of some outside, promoter will sense the facts as they are se forth by Russell Waller in the fol lowing from his Algoua Upper Des Moines: "Outside producers and directors who come into one's community are here not for toe benefit of the community, or for the purpose o developing local talent, but for the sole object of making money. They align themselves with an organiza tion which they believe to be strong enough to sell tickets, and that is the main object or the show. Local folks contribute time and energy and usually the large share of the proceeds leave with the director. "Hammer and tongs methods are used to obtain a case, and indorse- ment advertising tor uie program and naturally everyone approached desires to help the local organization involved, but perhaps may secretly dislike the thought that a .-nild form of racket is being foisted by the producer in the name of loy. alty to a local group. "There ought to be a lawi" drew yeserday on an article | by Gov. Harold G. Hoffman ' in the current American Magazine for some interesting statistics with respect to the minimum distance required for braking a car. Here are some further facts out of the eastern safety expert's absorbing article: "Relatively few drivers really Copyrirht. 1935. by Central Pre» Aswciation. Inc. 7- |5 GOOD MAN SUCCEEDS A GOOD MAN Iowa Falls Citizen: J. Ray Murphy of Ida' Grove has succeeded E. W. Clark of Mason City as insurance commissioner of Iowa. Mr. Clark made an excellent record in that office, and Mr. Murphy has the ability, will and integrity to carry on that record to a splendid manner. Mr. Murphy's success as head of the state board of assessment and review has won high praise throughout Iowa and his appointment as insurance commissioner is generally conceded to be one of the best appointments Gov. Clyde L. Herring has made. LET'S PRESERVE^THE 1 "HALF CHANCE" Arthur Brisbane in Chicago Herald and Examiner: The saloon was bad enough before women moved in to make it worse, hitching up their dresses, climbing · dresses, or not readjust- drinks to show how foolish they could be. Prize-fights, cock-fights, regular saloon bars should put up the sign: "Ladies not invited." In former days, each child had at least half a chance, because the mother behaved, even if the father did not. That half a chance should be preserved. HOGAN IS CONGRATULATED Atlantic News-Telegraph: The congratulations or all his legion of friends go to Dennis P. Hogan, president of the Omaha Federal Land bank. Mr. Hogan las occupied that position for 18 years and has seen the bank grow to an institution as the idea of the 'ederal land bank system for the United States orig- naUy was his, he is justly entitled to be gratified the success of the organization. high stools, readjusting their ing them, calling for foolish POINTED COMPARISON! Ed M. Smith in Winterset Madisonian: Dear reader, we'd rather have you borrow a Madisonian than not :o read it at all. But drat it, who was it that pointed out the similarity between a good newspaper and a good woman, viz. Every man should have one of his own, and not be chasing after his neighbor's. Bf J. J. MC.NDV PLAY FAIR WITH GUESTS TJOSTESSES should not be offended if guests do not fl eat what is provided. It is not necessarily an indication that the viands are not well prepared or that they are not liked. Perhaps it is a matter of diet; perhaps it does not agree with the digestive system. Dinner guests often make themselves ill and uncomfortable in order to seem appreciative of the good things set before them. Much thought is displayed by a dinner hostess. But irrespective of the thought and the excellent results obtained, there is usually some person who cannot eat this or that and does not care to explain it in detail. The successful hostess does not indicate in any way that she notices. She does not show disappointment, certainly, for that would make a guest unhappy. It is a delicate compliment to find out what prospective guests like and then to serve those things. Guests should have the privilege of refusing things that cause them physical distress. DIET and HEALTH Or. Clfndeclng cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general interest, however, they will be taken up. In order, In the dally column. Address your Inquiries to Dr. Logan Clendenlng, care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. " By J-OGAN CiEls'DENTNG, si. D. --WHAT CAUSES HEAT CRAMP T HE experience of last summer, when there were more cases of heat stroke in the United States than ever before, should be utilized in making our treatment of the condition more efficient this year and in the future. Every physician in active practice last year had the opportunity of seeing many of these cases, and reports of this collected experience are appearing in the medical magazines. There are several varieties of heat exhaustion, the mildest being the heat cramps. These consist of cramps in the muscles of people exposed to intense heat in the course of their work, such as stokers, miners and steel workers. I have seen the condition occur to cooks on dining cars. The cramps involve the legs or arms of abdomen, and come on Dr. Ciendeninir baustion. An longer. eve f mtoutes great pain, eventually causing considerable ex- attack lasts about 24 hours, seldom Cause Pretty Well Settled. They have been carefully studied by physicians interested in industrial disease, and the cause has been fairly well .settled. They are due not so much to heat alone as to the profuse perspiration. This perspiration robs the body of salt--chlorides. When the victim drinks plain water without any salt in it, the result is to bring on the cramps. They can be prevented by giving water with % to 1 per cent salt in it. In industrial establishments where the workers are subject to the condition, it is customary to dispense salt tablets during the work day along with plenty of water. This careful physiological study of heat cramps may throw some light upon the more severe heat diseases--heat exhaustion and sunstroke. The food faddists who decry the use of salt would do well to learn the lesson that to deplete the body of salt below a certain level is to invite serious consequences. The matter has even some economic interest. A few yars ago Mahatma Gandhi was campaigning against the government salt monopoly in India. In order to reinforce hia arguments he had a biochemist explain that salt is far more necessary in a hot country like India than in the colder climate of England. Coal Miner's Diet. Professor Moss, professor of mining at Birmingham, studied the dietary of coal miners. He found that they instinctively ate large quantities of salty foods such as bacon and red herrings. It is customary for them to salt their beer. And Professor Moss was able to demonstrate that this instinctive practice on their part_was actually a highly scientific method of prevention of heat cramps and heat exhaustion. He reported the world's sweating record, which was two quarts an hour, held by an English miner. Sometimes these workers Jose as much as 18 pounds in weight in a single shift. Thia would mean the loss of an ounce of salt. On the average we consume only about half an ounce a day. It is certainly true that those who perspire freelv during the hot weather should take care to have a little more salt than they ordinarily would take in their diet. EARLIER DAYS BelnE e. Dally CompllaUon of Interesting Items from the Ten. Twenty and Thirty 1'ears Apo Files o* the Globe-Gazette. Thirty Years Ago-John Elder left today for Chicago to transact business. Miss Nellie O'Niel has returned from a short visit in Minnesota. Frank Currie returned today from a week's business trip in St. Louis. Mrs. Margaret Roberts left today for a few days' visit in Waukon. Mrs. Guy Peters has returned from a visit with relatives in Monroe. Wis. The Misses Edith and Grace Cole returned today from a week's visit in Fort Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Sefert of Carpenter are in the city, the guests of their daughter, Mrs. Dell Huartson. R. E. Dowell of Artesian, S. Dak., arrived today for a visit with his sister, Mrs. S. M. Grundland. Mr. and Mrs. Seney of Thornton are the guests of Mrs. Seney's parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Downing, for a short time. Miss Alden visited in Alden Sunday and on Tuesday plans to leave for Portland, Ore., for the exposition. know how to negotiate a curve. The result is that the death rate on curves is 126 per cent greater than the average for all accidents combined. "A mile a minute, at night is the height of folly. The'top safe speed at night is 35 miles an hour. "Three-quarters of the cars on the road have defective lights. As to our boasted four wheel brakes, one- third of them are so badly adjusted that they have at least 40 per cent more braking power on one side than on the other. "Fatigue is an important factor in driving. Eyestrain affects the entire body; a confined position which cramps muscles is reflected in nervous reaction; the seemingly slight physical exertion involved plays its part. A man moves his wheel 12,000 times on a 350 mile drive--maybe 25,000 times on suo-par roads. "There are 100,000 accidents a year directly charged to drivers asleep at the wheel. "Carbon monoxide is a factor in motor accidents, especially in cars that are sealed up like Mason jars. Seven per cent of cars on the road have definitely dangerous amounts of this gas, and there are 1,400,000 cars in the country that are stupi- fying their drivers with poison gas every time they are out on the road. "The drunken driver presents a menace which beggars words. Drinking and speed don't go together. Just one or two drinks will double a driver's reaction time. "The really smart driver, when moving at 40 miles an hour, remains 75 feet back of the car ahead. If he's going to pass, he never steps on it until his car is out in the passing lane. "Lack of judgment is responsible for 35 per cent of all fatal accidents. "Forty-eight per cent of all cars have faulty tires. Thirty-four per cent have defective Brakes. "The vast majority of fatal accidents are caused by speeds too high for the surrounding conditions." welcome the support of the Waterloo Courier for my recent contention that county authorities should be empowered by state enactment to prohibit the "bootlegging" of fireworks at roadside stands along rural routes. The following is from a Courier editorial, written by Merrill Gaffney, who was reared in Mason City: "Eye Observing will be joined in ihis hope by all persons subscribing :o the view that the so-called 'old- fashioned' Fourth of July, with its din and its tetanus, should be rele- jated to the status of a has-been." --o-- (g5S!v suggest that those who are v«Ssi using the sound equipment in a decrepit old truck to advertise their wares in downtown Mason City do a little checking on the reaction set up. I dropped along nast a group the other day and somebody asked: "What did that bird in the truck ;ay?" Not one could answer. "I don't see why the authorities itand for that kind of stuff on our 3treets," another remarked. There are the two things that an advertiser would wish to know: rirst. it isn't effectual; second, it uilds resentment rather than srood will. By FREDERICK J. HASKIN, DIRECTOR GLOBE-GAZETTE INFORMATION BUREAU IN WASHINGTON Twenty Years Ago- Matt Backis has returned to Chicago after visiting in the city with friends for a few days. Ben Lambert of Oshkosh, Wis., returned to his home last night after visiting with friends in this Miss Jessie Wolf has gone to Ottumwa where she will visit with relatives and friends for several days. From there she will go to Des Moines and Centerville before returning. Clyde Atkinson returned yesterday from Cedar Falls where he attended the horse and motor races last week. BERNE, Switzerland--A tax on all bachelors and spinsters over 28 years of age has been enacted by the German town of Reichenberg. Ten Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Conners left today on a two weeks' fishing trip to Lake Itasca, Minn. DAYTON, Tenn.--William Jennings Bryan made his first court argument in the John T. Scopes case today, asking the court to have scientific testimonv excluded. J Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wagner of Fostoria, Ohio, are the guests in this city of their son and his wife Mr and Mrs. E. H. Wagner, 853 Second street northwest Miss Emma Frandson left yesterday for a two weeks' vacation with friends in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Craig and daughter, Marian, returned to their home in Minneapolis today after a several weeks' stay at the W. G. C. Bagley cottage at What is required for a good radio announcer? L. G. Expected to have a college education in cultural subjects; speak at least one foreign language as well as he does English; possess a general knowledge of music and dramatics. The personal requisites of an announcer include command of a good English vocabulary and a pleasing voice; confidence, initiative and quick thinking to describe a program; ability to give an impromptu talk if an emergency occurs; a good sense of news value; and the ability to describe news, sports and other special events. Has England a constitution ? · J. W. England does not have a written Clear Lake. EDITOR 7 ! MAIL BAG ' JULY 15 Notables Born This Date--Garry C. Myers, born 1884, educator and distinguished writer on psychology for Central Press association and leading newspapers ....Eugene Ysaye, born 1858, violinist and conductor ....Alfred Hertz, born 1872, another notable orchestra conductor. ...The Federal Farm Board, born 1829 ... .Rembrandt Hermanzoon van Rijn, born 1606, at Leyden, Holland, destined to become an immortal as Rembrandt, painter and etcher Clement Clarke Moore, born 1779. in New York City, destined to be a distinguished teacher and scholar, for 40 years--and to be remembered only because he wrote A Visit from fat. Nicholas, which is usually mtstitled The Night Before Christmas. 1853--The envoy of a western power was given an official reception in Japan for the first time in history, an event destined to become of epochal importance. The envoy was Commodore Matthew C Perry, U. S. navy, who forced Japan to open its ports to the world. y SCRIPTURAL THOUGHT--Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.-- Rcclesiastes S:l. TRIPLE A SET TO RHYME What's this thI nB culled AAA? Wrat'n It nil about; What's It for--Where's It from? Why do many doubt? What's the porpoBp of It all? Tell us this we pray Why must farmer,'"toe the murk," Slfn their life away? "It's a tarlH," Henry says. "S!i;n that contract now." Ves, but why discriminate-Why must farmers bow Others do not sign a pledse Barter liberty-Give away their heritage-Why do you ask me? Search the record and you'll learn What tli'-i plan Is for. "Benefit.-;" are so much "bait," We've had bait before. Wilson "kept as out of war" (?) Let us not forset. Blrfhrfcht? PoKase? Tafte your choice. Use your head a bit. Taxes must he cathpred in r»r the "Kani;" to spend. Benefits are but a bribe To achieve that end, linen and "Rernic," I'pek and ' Stirred up "soyp" before. They're the crowd uho mixed the For the bin World war. A render can get the answer to any nuestloo of fact by writlnj the Globe- Gazette Information Burcao, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, WaahlnKton. D. C. Please inclose three (3) cents for reply. Have many federal laws been held unconstitutional? F. T. Of the 24,016 public acts and resolutions enacted by congress in 146 years of legislative history, only 59 have been held unconstitutional, in whole or in part, by supreme 'court decisions. What substitute does Russia have for Sunday? J. C. In Russia, at present, every sixth day is a rest day. For the most part, this falls on the same day, but in some industries which operate continuously, workers' days of rest vary. How many islands in the Bermuda group? S. E. D. About 360 islands. Only six are of importance. Many are rocky islets, uninhabited and unnamed. In the early years .of Cambridge (Mass.) Press how many books did it turn out each year ? L. H. In 1639, the Freeman's Oath and an Almanack were printed. The next constitution such as known in U. S. · year, came the Bay Psalm book, N'»w tjiey come to us ncain Thinking we've forgotten, "r.lve the farmer benefits." Vrs. there's somcthlnc rotten. Bernard .M, and noisy Hnch Know- a lot of tricks. Tan they fool us all the time? Are we really "hicks?" No. we'll call their hand this tlmr-- TVIl what they have done For ift lime to call a halt To t h r l r hellish "fun." They have broushl us war and strife n.uinrd to hold in doivn Robbed us of miifh librrly. They would w r a r a cro I Meservcy, low» It does have compilations of laws ;md statutes which are consulted when necessary to enact a new law cr statute to govern present condi tions. What is the substance used for coloring butttr? M. H. Aunato. This is a yellowish red dye obtained from the pulp surrounding 'he seeds of a tropical American tree of the same name. How was the restoration of the Len mansion arranged for ? H. W. By an act of March 4, 1925, the congress authorized and directed the secretary of war, as nearly as may be practicable, to restore Arlington house to the condition in which it existed prior to the Civil war, and to procure, if possible, articles of furniture and equipment which were then in the mansion and in use by the occupants thereof. The secretary of war was also authorized to procure replicas of the furniture and other articles in use in the mansion during the period mentioned. Plans for restoration were placed under the supervision of the quartermaster general subject to the approval of the commission of fine arts. The policy adopted is to furnish the mansion with colonial aad early American pieces of genuine period, suostituting copies for similar pieces for the more historic originals, which cannot be obtained, and keeping the whole in strict conformity to the beauty and simplicity of the early American style. Furniture and relics of a period later than the early nineteenth century must have some immediate association with the Lee family to find a place in the house. How long will the transmission line be to carry Boulder dam power to Los Angeles? N. B. Length, 270 miles. It will take 1,C-26 miles of hollow core copper tube 1.4 inches in outside diameter. It will be the world's largest transmission line. """· ! When w-as Gene Stratton Porter's K. CLARENCE RU1GH. novel, Freckles, published? A. K. I ' In 1908. TDE" and a book appeared yearly for the next 21 years. Could a foreign born man, having served in the AVorld war, become a citizen without applying for naturalization papers? M. K. A foreign born man who served in the^ World war is not entitled to citizenship except through the regular channels of naturalization. Why was Lily Langtry, actress, called the Jersey Lily? G. L. Born on the island" of Jersey ana Millais gave this title to the portrait of her which he painted. What weight does the golden eagle attain? S. B. In U. S. the golden eagle rarely attains a weight of more than 10 or 11 pounds. The female is slightly heavier than the male. The same species in India sometimes shows a weight of 16 pounds for adults. By Robert Quillen "A man don't listen half the time. You tell him how you're goin' to fix ever-thing for the party, and when the time comes he asks you how come you didn't tell him you was goin' to have one."

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