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FEBRUARY 6 193L MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 3 itantt (Situ (Slnhp A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE -COMPAQ 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 3800 WILL F. MUSE. . W. EARL HALL. LEE P. LOOMIS.. .Editor . -Managing Editor .Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 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 KATES Daily, per year $7.00 Daily, per w.eek ·. 15 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Daily, per year by carrier $7.00 Daily, per week by carrier 15 Daily, 'per year by mail. 4.00 6 months, ?2.25; 3 months, §1.25; 1 month 50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6.00 6 months $3.25 3 months 1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter AH men are equal before the natural Jaw --LAW MAXIM vertismg'the public was powerless to plan its buying. Money, time and unsatisfaclion was the price paid. At the same time merchants had to be content to wait for business and the most of it came Saturday afternoon^and evening, seldom on Monday and never in the morning. Newspapers and universal employment and appreciation of newspaper advertising permits the public to plan its shopping and has made business for every week day. · A PRINCE OF A MAN ·pRINCE LENNART of Sweden will have the good wishes of young folks and old folks who rem'ember their youth in every part of the world when he renounces his royal prerogatives to marry a young woman not of the nobilit5'. In spit? of the fact that his grandfather refuses his consent, and that he will surrender his right of succession to the throne, the prince is going thru with it, demonstrating that he is a man as well as a prince. Certainly no American but will applaud the prince's action. To marry the girl you want is a sight better than a remote chance that the right people die and leave you a throne. In addition to which the king business is a chancy occupation without a future, as a general thing. No, Prince Lennart is making a proper choice. Even a royal prince has a right to happiness if he has the courage to go after it. I AND HE DIDN'T HAVE HORNS! F REDERICK J. LIBBY, v/nom the Globe-Gazette on more than one occasion has censured rather strenuously, presented in fair and clear-cut manner Thursday night his views on the question of world peace and the means to insure it. . Strange as it may seem, in the light of our past quarrels with Mr. Libby, there were only two major contentions in his case with which this writer could disagree. With the other two-thirds of his talk, there is and has been hearty accord. On another page in this issue, readers will find a reporter's rather detailed review of the address given by the national prevention of war society's chief. The crowd at the church was not large and it is hoped that in presenting this extended report, Mr. Libby will find an auxiliary pulpit. If we have dealt somewhat roughshod with him in the past, perhaps this indication of a desire to be fair with him and his views will be accepted as ointment for the wounds we've inflicted. The · attention of readers is invited to this report in question. Now for the briefest possible statement of our points of disagreement: First,-we refuse to believe with the Washington man that America is looked upon by the remainder of the world as a potential military master, maker of war, or however Mr. Libby drew his picture. To the contrary, the other nations have had unmistakable proof of oiir desire to lead the world into a program of concerted armament reduction. The words of President Hoover "and it can't be too low" have not been ·.forgotten. Our professions along this line have been substantiated times without number by positive acts. V ; In the world peace and war equation, United States ftjs definitely a peace_ factor. ; , . ·_· ·:. ' t Secondly, we cannot go with Mr. Libby in his reas- ; . onlng with-respect to required military, training in colleges. Until other required courses are stricken from ,l the curricula of our colleges and universities, his abhorrence of "compulsion" in education is going to be lacking in force. Unless he can point to a single instance in which a person trained in college military . tactics has become "blood thirsty," this phase of his objection is going to suffer'from under-nourishment. Unless and until he can show that there is not a lively prospect of our need for just the sort of trained leaders ' that college military tactics provides, his whole case is going to rest on an insecure base. To this writer it seemed that Mr. Libby was detracting from his well thot out plea for the world court by joining the issue with that of required military training. If he and those associated with him are qualified judges of values, they must appreciate by this time that they have given to this latter subject an international aspect and importance that it doesn't possess in itself. Far more to the point it would be for Mr. Libby's organization 'to spend its energies and funds in an endeavor to build up peace sentiment in the countries which continue to stake their reliance in srmed force than in this country which must look to its citizenry for service in the event of the war which common sense--and Mr. Libby's own admission--tells us is a real possibility. Generally speaking, however, Mr. Libby's concept of the international relations picture was fair and accurate, in our estimate. Excepting for the two lapses when for the moment he failed to distinguish between a theory and a. condition, we should be almost willing to accept his discourse as our own product. If up to this time we had been on speaking terms, we certainly would accuse him of looking over our shoulder! Irrespective of how either Mr. Libby or the Globe- Gazette feel about the subject under discussion, we believe it was well that he was given an opportunity to present his case. To this extent, the minister -1 association performed a worthwhile service in arranging for the visit. The writer acknowledges gratitude for the opportunity to meet a man whom, 'obviously, he lias been prone to judge : too harshly. OTHER EDITORS SPANNING THE MISSISSIPPI. Waterloo Courier: Motorists of northern Iowa having occasion to travel into Wisconsin are vitally interested in the revival of discussion concerning a bridge over the Mississippi river at or near McGregor, la Complete approval by congress of plans for the span already under construction across the Mississippi a Lansing. la., and authorization for construction of a bridge at McGregor are regarded as movements to satisfy a long-felt need. The success and initiative of the sponsors of th Lansing project has undoubtedly stimulated the re vival of the movement to build a span over the "Fathe: of waters" at McGregor. It is to be hoped the latte project meets with more success than it has in tin past. ' If the McGregor bridge is constructed, northerr Iowa motorists will be able to cross the river at Clin ton, Dubuque, Lansing of McGregor. Ferry boats have plied back and forth across th Mississippi between McGregor and Prairie du Chien Wis., since 1836. With the exception of the railroae bridge, which cannot be used in crossing the rive today as 94 years ago, motorists arriving at Prairi du Chien or McGregor in the evening after the ferrie have ceased running, must, perforce, remain all nigh or drive a great distance out of their way to cros the river. One of the obstacles in the past to constructio: of the McGregor bridge is the rivalry between McGregor, Marquette and Prairie du Chien concernin the exact site of the proposed span. All three citio would benefit whether the bridge is constructed a McGregor or Marquette. MARK. TWAIN AND THE 11IVEH Waterloo Tribune: There came to light recentl an old-time Mississippi riverman, who had know Mark Twain in the days when the famous writer wa a steamboat pilot; and;,this .man remarked, to every one's surprise, that Mark Twain had not beert a gob pilot. . ' Mark Twain's own description of the difficultie of the pilot's job in the old days leaves one with th feeling that in order to be a good pilot a man must have been extraordinarily gifted, and probably Mark THE OLD HOME TOWN . . . . . . By Stanley ''ZZZZZZ'TZZfs?^^ HE COULD HAf5OL-Y G,ET IN Dooia! YOU SEEP ANf GOOD BURUEQUHS UP TttEAH, M1STO TUTTLE 7 s CEIS.TA1NL.V THE BOYS THOUGHT Bl3 CITY 1_)FE HAP DONE woNDHias Pore. SLMere ([SUM UNTIL- HE TOOK OFF= HIS COAT DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clendcning cannot diagnose or give personal an.wers to letters from readers. When questions are of. general interest, however, they win he taken up. In order. In the dally column. Address your queries TO TJr. Logan Clendehing. care of The Globe-Gazelle. Write legibly and not more than 200, words. Twain, himself would have admitted that attainments left a good deal to be desired. his own But the thing .that strikes us now is that it is lucky for the country that the man did have his faults. .,_ For if Mark Twain had been one of the river's^best pilots, he might nqt ever have left the river. He said, «nce, that he was happier on the river than anywhere else; if his skill had been greater, isn't it likely that he would have remained a pilot to the end of his days ? And if he had done so, American literature would be very much the poorer. IOWA HEROES Merrill Gaffney in Waterloo Courier: Iowa has her share of heroes. Two lowans were among the 21 persons presented medals for heroism by the Carnegie hero fund commission Thursday. A 17-year-old-Tama youth received a bronze medal for saving another youth from drowning in a reservoir at Nevada. Edward Maloy, a Spencer salesman, received a medal for rescuing an 18-month-old infant from a caved-;n i well. Six medals were awarded posthumously. There ' are many kinds _of heroism. It is fitting that medals should be awarded for spontaneous courage. But there is another kind of courage that is also commendable. A writer describes it thus: "To live well in the quiet routine of life, to fill a little space because God wills it, to go on cheerfully with a petty round of little duties and little avocations, to smile for the joys of others when the heart is aching'--who does this, his works will follow him. He is one of God's heroes." OPERATION REQUIRED IN THIS CASE pALLSTONES once formed in the gall bladder can- vl not be dissolved by any drug or treatment yet known. The widely held belief that olive oil will dissolve them or aid in their passage out o£ the gall bladder is without any foundation. People will tell ._. . ; you that after taking olive oil, 1 gallstones were passed in the stool. What actually happened was that the olive oil was saponified in the Intestines and .what, were thot to be gallstones were actually lumps of soap in the stool. Sometimes small gallstones wil pass out of the gall bladder and work their way down the bile pas sages into the intestine. But these must be very small stones, because the openings of even the larges bile,ducts are not much larger than a good sized match. The only way to get rid of the ordinary sized S gallstone is by surgical operation A reasonable or even very considerable degree of good health is Dr. ClendeninB however possible in the presence of gallstones. They often give trouble for a while and then lie dormant for many years. Surgical operations for gallstones are therefore in most cases classified as operations of choice rather than necessity. Gall bladder inflammation of the mild catarrna form is usually amenable to medical care. The ar- rr-igement of the diet is based on known facts in physiology--that bile is used in the digestion of fat A fat-free diet is therefore indicated. Experiment^ studies have shown that sugar protects the liver to phosphorus poisoning, so in disease a good deal of sugai is added to the diet. Such fat-free diets are as follows: ONE Breakfast: Stewed prunes, oatmeal with milk, weak coffee with milk, dry toast. Dinner: Vegetable soup, crackers, roast lamb (very can), small serving boiled potatoes, junket, weak te, vith milk, toast. Supper: Poached egg, rice with milk, stewed apn- A RECORD MAKER Pathfinder: While the great record of a five- year run in New York by "Abie's Irish Rose" was being noted, honored and wondered at someone happened to mention that it was just 72 years short of the best record for an American play. In other words, the old favorite, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," has finally left the boards (temporarily, of course) after an unbroken run of 77 years. For the first time since 1853, it waa said, not a single company in the country is now playing it. A popular movie was made of it a few years ago, and possibly that is still going-somewhere. If any characters of fiction are known in every nook in our land they probably are Little Eva, Simon Legree, Eliza, Topsy, Uncle Tom and their companions in the story that stirred a nation and then entertained it until now. w ] THE NEWSPAPER ' HERE do you obtain your knowledge of current events, science, politics and the greater part of your education? From your newspaper. When your merchants need business, thru what medium do they obtain it? Your newspaper. When the community and the churches, schools, civic and welfare organizations of the community need "community action and co-operation, to what do they appeal?" Your newspaper. These are some'of the'reasons why the newspaper is your newspaper and why communitles'are only as strong and progressive as their newspapers. If there is one quick cure for community, somnolence it is a wide-awake newspaper. The first duty of a, newspaper is to transmit to its readers the thots and activities of humanity at home and abroad, but the value of that other department ot the newspaper--advertising--should be overlooked by none. The public anticipates its shopping by scanning the advertisements in the newspaper, and merchants anticipate their business by newspaper advertising. Advertising is a mutual proposition between all concerned. Before the rise of present intensive newspaper ad- JUDGING HASTILY Upper Des Moines (Algona) Republican: Lieu- tenant'Governor McFarlane may be in bad, but he is considered innocent until proven guilty ,of the charge that he used his office to further his personal business interests by selling coal from his yards to the Illinois · Central Railroad company. Many of our legislators are farmers and they should use discretion in writing letters to elevator companies and dealers in live stock, else they might also, be brot into the limelight. If he really did as accused by some of his political enemies, he should receive proper p'unishment, but it is a well known fact that much legislation is carried on thru purely selfish motives. ECHO FROM OLD DAYS Waukon Standard: The stories of losses at faro revealed by the gambling of Mrs. Blacklidge, sound like the old days of frontier life when gambling was for high stakes and the law of the land was by the two-gun method: CARRYING ON FOR SKROMMTC Mitchell County Press (Osagc): Investigating the state schools wasn't such a crazy idea after all, was it? Yet it was less than three years ago that mos' of the newspapers in Iowa were making fun o Skromme for suggesting it. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them, who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.--Hebrews, i, 38, 39. " EARLIER DAYS Being n Dally Compilation of IntcrcntlnR- Itcirw from "Twenty Years Ago" Flics 'of the Glnbc-Gnieltc. the Answers Any reader can get the answer In any qtietitlon by writing to oar Information bureau in Washington. This after nppllc* strictly (a Information. Tbo bureau cnn not give advice on legnl, merilrnl and financial matters. H docs not attempt to settle domestic troubles, nr undertake exhaustive ^-seurch an any nubject. \VrIto your question plainly and briefly, (live full namo and address and Jnclone 2 cents In coin ftr fttump.i for return postage. The reply Is Bent dlrert to the Inquirer. ArirtreflS^the Globe-Gaze I to Information Ilureau, Freclrle J. llankin, Director, Washington, It. C. . Is Clnrn Bow's former Kecre- ary's nnmo Daisy De Voe or DnlRy De Boe? F. J. K. A. Her legal name is Daisy De Joe. She changed thhe spelling of ; when she went to work for Miss 3ow because of its similarity to the creen star's name. Q. How ninny nuto accidents nre ;aused by fast driving? C. S. A. Speed mania accounts for 21.4 er cent of the whole number of lasualties, that is to driving in cx- :ess of fixed speed limits. Q. Why don't nil musical inslru menta sound .alike over the rndlo vhcn striking the sumo tone? J. D. A. A. Radio transmission reproduces not only the pitch and tone, but also the characteristic timber of each musical instrument, because each sound wave-entering a microphone, has not only the general char- acteristic of frequency, but also infinitely smaller waves within the general frequency wave. These--incidental--or supplemental waves-within the tonal frequency wave, are caused by the peculiar or characteristic timber of the instrument producing the sound. For example, the tonnl frequencies of both the violin and the saxophone, playing the same note "A," will be identical, but the incidental "over-tone" waves within the frequencies will be different, and will also be transmitted, i d e n t i f y i n g t h e characteristic "form" or "timber" of the instrument itself. Q. Ho\v many days' supply of oil is on Imnd? A. G. A. On'hond Dee. 1, 1930, were 218 days' supply of all oils--crude petroleum, refined , products, and natural gasoline. THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG ANOTHER PESSIMIST MASON CITY, Feb. 5.--From news reports it is quite evident that Major General Butler Is a pessimist. The optimist, an amiable liar, is generally on top because he has so many supporters who believe that a lie is better than the truth. It is, sometimes, but the optimist uses it us a working principle. We have with us today at least five classes of liars: The liar, the damn liar, the expert, the diplomat (who is cer- tainly fired if he tells the truth), and the theologian (who has the courage of his conviction that there will never be a showdown until after we are dead--and well he knows that nobody is ever coming back to give him awny). He is an optimist. Every optimist hag a Santa Claus (oh, yes, there is a Santa Claus), and, maybe a Lydia Pinkham. The pessimist, who sees things as they are, is always making trouble for the optimist, who never wants any. A bunch of pessimists' once threw overboard a cargo of tea (belonging to some' optimist) and, later, the authority of King George of England. FRANK E. HOARE. :ots, weak tea with milk, toast. Lunches: 10 a. m., orange gelatin; 3 p. m., six nmces of buttermilk; 8 p. m., weak tea with crackers. TWO Breakfast: Applesauce, cream of wheat and milk, loft-boiled egg, weak coffee with milk, toast. Dinner: Cream of corn soup (made with milk I, can roast beef, mashed potatoes, fresh spinach, apioca pudding, weak tea with milk, toast. Supper: Soft-boiled egg, rice with milk, stewed pineapple, weak tea with milk, toast. Lunches: 10 a. m., broth with crackers; 3 p. m., custard. Plenty ot sugar in the coffee and tea and on .he oatmeal, etc. Besides diet, medical drainage of the gall bladder and the use of biliary antiseptics are used in medical treatment. They will be described Saturday. -------------- KKU. 0, J!)ll ----------^-^-A trio of Mason City auto enthusiasts returned th: morning from Chicago. Charles Hathorn, Elon Harpe and Colonel McNider are all home. Mr. Harper bro jack with him a Schacht car and it is a fine one. Ail :he fellows speak very highly of the Colby Car company exhibit. It was a little handicapped in not having as good a place as some to exhibit but it had the joods and attracted the people and that is what counts. This institution is a big thing for Mason City and will be about the best advertisement the city could have. The executive committee of the district fair association met yesterday and planned for a. farm product exhibit which. vrtVl bo one of the features-'of the corning fair. The committee hung up prizes as follows: ?25 for first, $20 for second, $15 for third, $12 for fourth, 58 for fifth and $5 for sixth. The move was the result of a challenge made by Mr. Wagner who says there cannot be an exhibit produced similar to the one which will be brot from Owen. The committee named its exhibit superintendents and discussed plans in general for the coming fairs. The Misses Luella and Frances Drake are home from Rockwell, where they are attending Sacred Heart convent, for a visit with their parents. The high school, basketball team took its departure this morning for Algona where this afternoon it will play the Algona team. The afternoon game was arranged go that the boys could get home this evening. The Algona boys defeated the locals when they came down here recently and now Mason City is going to try very hard to break even. Mr. and Mrs. Bert* Quackenbush who have been spending the winter in California have informed friends here that they may be on the lookout for them the latter part of this month. Mr. and Mrs. Quackenbush are the first of the winter sojourners to return from their western trip. Ray Layton, who was formerly in the auto business here and who has been touring the country of late, has returned to the city. Connections have been effected between the Western Electric telephone line here and .the Lyle, Minn., telephone system. The result is that direct connections are now obtained to that city and vicinity. Mrs. H. I. Prusia left today for DCS Moines, where she will visit her son, C. W. Prusia. A crate of Mongolian pheasants arrived this morning by express consigned to A. A. Height, game warden, which-were sent out by order of the Iowa game commission. The birds, which were handsome little fellows, will be placed in the care of several persons ,vho will look after their propagation. A meeting of the district fair directorate will be held next Tuesday. This occasion will be enlivened by a banquet in which the city members will be hosts to the country members. The newspaper fraternity expects to get in on this event and will be invited to be present. The banquet will be at 1:30 o'clock at one of the hotels. The Mothers Union club will have its monthly this Flu Epidemic Hits Middle West JUST FOLKS CopJTiRhtod meeting at the home of Mrs. J. B. Cookraan afternoon. Refreshments will te served and a social time will tie had after tlie usual topics are discussed. YOUR'E THE JUDGE Ilj K I K I A R A. GUEST THE GOAL For years he'd had a goal in view, Fought, schemed and struggled long to gain it, Talked it with every one he knew, Grew weary striving to attain it; Keen "disappointment set him back. Failure along the way delayed him, Briara and stones which strewed his track A tired and footsore traveler made him. But he kept on with purpose true. He'd rest when all his cares were ended. The distant goal he had in view Glistened with charms which men think splendid, There he would dream the hours away, There waited for him days of pleasure Where all untroubled he could stay With naught to do but spend his treasure. Came victory at last, and then Full rested he began to sigh for The thrill of setting out again, He wished another goal to try for. Still on and on he longed to go. * Boredom his carefree days waa blighting. He wanted once again to know The weariness and ilain of fighting. TJUGHES AND STOOPS were cell mates in the state li penitentiary. They had plenty of time to chat. At last it began to dawn on them that they -might as, well be thinking of some manner of escape. They began to work on the idea. In some manner they got possession of two loaded revolvers. One night the actually set the plan into motion. As they left the cell room the night watchman spied them and immediately started after them. Hughes and Stoops botl fired. One of the shots wounded the watchman. Then he tried to reach the alarm bell, hut the two over took him and bound and gagged him. Hughes then went back to his cell, now some yards away, leaving Stoops with the watchman. Presently the guards ap pcared and discovered Stoops. Stoops immediately began a flight to his cell. The guards pursued and go both Hughes and Stoops. The next day the watchman died and Hughes Stoops were eventually put on trial for murder Hughes pleaded not guilty, saying that when he lef the watchman and returned to his cell he did it be cause he had changed hia mind about the entire enter prise. How would you decide this case? Make up your mind before you read the decision The decision: The court held Hughes KUllty. The Judges reasoned thus: Hui;hcs' apparent n h n n d o n m e n L wan only ftn operation of the m]m!, a secret which he did not ijlflclr^fl. He »])! nollifnp to Inform hLR co-worker of his chanpe of purpose. The reflRonable Inference Is then, that he (lid not Int.'nd to inform the other ot hln change and wan In fact, thus cncnHTMREng him by his supposed support. DR. HARRY J. PERKINS; M. D. Chicago Doctors Endorse New Discovery--VlTALEX--to Guard Against Flu Chicago, III., Fob. 2.--(Special.) Reports are daily coming in to the health authorities of an alarming increase in the number of flu cases which has reached epidemic proportions in this city. A determined effort is being made to acquaint every man, woman and child with the simple health precautions necessary to protect oneself against the inroads of the flu. Two of the vital rules are to absolutely guard against constipation and to take definite means of building up the system. Become Invigorated, Buoyant and Carefree as Vitalex Drives Out Poisonous Toxins of Constipation That Causes Sleeplessness, Poor Appetite, Gas, Headaches and Tired, Worn-out Feeling Countless folks in this vicinity have taken the advice of Dr. Harry J. Perkins, Dr. William T. Welch, Dr. Roy J. Juhre, Dr. C. J. H e a l t h a n d o t h e r w e l l known physicians to Uikc ViUxlcjc and have found in it a fjreat stimulant to the appetite, a w o n d e r f u l l y · Vitalex in Tablet Form CAn lie conveniently cnriic*! in pocket tit purBc. attacks before intestinal putrefaction gets a chance to mar yoor health or appearance. Be warned by those attacks of (rick headaches, biliousness, heartburn, belching and bloating, gas nnd other symptoms. Take Vitnlcx noiv to wnrtl off more Bcrioiis ailments effective laxative and a mild diuretic I that ore bound to follow if you neglect for the kidneys. It nips constipation I these symptoms. Correct Colds Doctor's Way T)r. W. D. Kunkcl. M. C.. D. C., recommends (he use of Vitnlm for thawsiifTcrinR with colcjfl ami fl IhiH wintpr. ViUlei destroys tbc toxic noLionaandrcvituHECfl theeystein, build' . . conditiQnfl I ing up n resistance to fi . dht the cold. No Free Samples but a Full Bottle to Test! BRADY DRUG CO. L U A R A N T E ETMn«n»inin« § ffUAftANTHK--rt it abtolultlv ffvnrrtntttd In trrttlng Vitalex tttll fitly nut* of CfHrrol ft- 2 5 hnutlltm. blllrtvsruJt. *Utplt4ttvli, ftfuafufu. aim t[*Ui du* to constipation vc^fs or If*, dfverttt tcU = = refundthr.campltle purcJuiie prltt. Krerv ptrion tttio voublltZtlofeelbrttcr. tat brttcr, ilttp krtler ana = £ liit,,arruinstttlnilxm*oftftUitarvln/ul Vwimlnla-d VUatef cnt*1* liberal offr;IM If Vuata = E (tot* nol briny intlifnrlorj remit* tiv I*' rn* of ttttn tlavt rou mav return tfui unujrd portion oflM 5 =1 twult and LaH irour full pttTftutte piltcrtfitndjd. YUalrt eontalns nothing harmful \chcMWt. ^

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