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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 29 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Aft A. IV. LEE NEH'SI'AI'BB Issued Every Week Day by tho MASON CITV GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State, Street Telephone No. 3SOO MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which u exclusively entitled To the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or aot otherwise credited la this paper, and all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Koines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. Miauon City and Clear Lake, by the week 5 .15 SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake, py the year ..; 57.00 OUTSIDE MASON CITS AND (JLEAK LAKE Per year by carrier $7.0o By mail 6 months $2.25 Per week by carrier S .15 By mail 3 months .. 51.25 Per year by mall S3.00 By mail 1 moath -- $ .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year. ...$6.00 six months $3.25 Three months...$1.75 POLITICS IN FRANCE T HE only thing certain about the job of a French premier is that he is going to lose it. Premier Laval has gone the way of all French politicians who rise to the first place. Senator Albert Sarraut has succeeded him as head of the government. It is safe, however, to predict there will be at least one more cabinet between now and the general elections next spring. There may be more than that--in fact, there probably will be. For every breath of shifting partisan winds that blow across France dooms the existing ministry. Laval fell because of a split in the moderate left bloc which was the foundation of his chamber majority. To try to bolster him up Herriot, leader of the socialists, resigned from the cabinet to attempt to patch up the party cleavage, but failed. Herriot himself was offered the premiership, but refused. It is more than likely that Laval will be back, for he is perhaps the only man who can scrape together a majority. None of his rivals can command more than the support of their own partisans, and it takes a coalition of two or three of the numerous French parties to control the chamber. The underlying cause of the cabinet's downfall, of course, is the division of opinion on the policy to be pursued toward Italy. The socialist and left-wing groups would be stern with Mussolini and trail with the British; the right-wingers, themselves leaning toward fascism, will go to any lengths to avoid trouble with Italy. Indeed, they view Mussolini's adventure with approval, and demand a strong Italy to keep the clamps on Germany and prevent her expansion. Laval is, by incredible feats of balancing, somehow a compromise between these two points of view. He has given and taken pledges of mutual support with England, but he has managed to prevent drastic action by the league against Italy. He has oeen pussyfooting and shadow-boxing, bargaining and temporizing--not a very bold or consistent course, and one that has earned him the contempt of all extremists. But he has somehow negotiated Europe around a very nasty corner, without at the same time sacrificing Ethiopia altogether. The Laval government fell not because of Laval but because of the party machinations behind some of his cabinet members. Part of it is simply maneuvering for campaign position. But for the present it seems, improbable that the chamber of deputies will be able to get along without Laval. The parties will probably trade a few seats in the cabinet about, reshuffle the factional groupings in the chamber, and elevate M. Laval again. Sarrant's days are definitely numbered. LOOK OUT ^BELOW J Woodrow Wilson is no longer here to defend him self. Senator Nye was in bad taste when he cast as persions on the former president's honor. Ray Murray's administration of the state depart ment of agriculture is a matter for neighborly pride in North Iowa. Jim Farley's idea seems to be that the straw vote was o. k. in the south but haywire in the north, easl and west. The average North lowan could be arrested foi what he's been thinking of the weather the past week But don't you suppose Mrs. Hauptmann ever becam suspicious of her husband's abundant easy money? Prominent on the list of those who are having to give up play and go to work is one Edward VIII. All men may be created equal but what happen., after their creation is another matter. The PROS and CONS WORK OR MOVE OUT, ULTIMATUM Lincoln, Nebr., Star: Some of the colonists taken to the Matanuska valley in Alaska, evidently believed that they were being placed there just to play at pioneering. They are now discovering that they were vastly mistaken. Much to the disgust of those colon ists, who supposed that Uncle Sam would take care of them in all circumstances,' they have been told with much firmness that they must work or move out. The softies and shirkers of the colony have been neglecting to get out and put their land in condition so that it may be planted next spring. Each one of the 160 families in the colony must have 10 acres clearee and ready for stump pulling by May 1, no matter wha the condition of the weather, and this task some of them have been neglecting. Ross L. Sheely, the manager of the colony, has issued an ultimatum to these, informing them that the administration will not stand for any loafing. ELTHON TO SEEK GOVERNORSHIP? Lafe Hill in Nora Springs Advertiser: Senator Leo Elthon of Fertile was in Nora Springs one day las week. The senator, when he is not legislating, runs a large truck farm. Among- other things he manufactures pickles. He called on some of our merchants and spent an hour or so visiting the Advertiser folks He was a colleague of the writer in the forty-fifth and forty-fifth extra sessions of the general assembly We have heard his name mentioned a number of times as a likely candidate for governor, although he informed us that he had not made up his mind whether to enter the race for governor or to seek re-election to the senate. The senator was a good legislator and always stands for what is right. HAIL THE CAN OPENER! TT is quite improbable that the paragraphers, who are Â·*Â· wont to poke fun at those who live from can to mouth have ever fully realized the extent of the canning industry in the United States. While it has been one of the greatest, it is stated that the year 1935 saw the heaviest output of any year in history, the increase amounting to 100 million dollars. The increase in the canning pack of the major vegetable, corn, peas and tomatoes amounted to from 30 to 50 per cent and the total pack for the year was six billion cans. The canning industry has an importance only slightly appreciated except by people living in towns where canneries operate. It supports many truck farmers who reside in the vicinity of those places, and who devote their entire acreage to the growing of crops for canning purposes. For their products they are paid cash, and their profits are generally satisfactory. During the canning season many people are given employment at good, wages, and during the entire year some people are employed at shipping and doing other routine work. Can manufacturers of course make a profit and give employment to many people the year round. Railroad companies and their employes, as well as truckers take their bit out of the industry, for to transport six billion cans requires some power and labor. ' Â· - ' Iowa is the home of a number of canneries, which are highly appreciated by the communities in which they are situated. During the season truckload after truckload of sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables nay be seen making their way toward the processing plants, and there is a noticeable increase in the volume of general business. The women and girls who obtain temporary work are able to make additions to their wardrobes, which in many cases would otherwise have been impossible. The can opener is a simple sort of gadget but it does wonders for this country. RAILROAD INNOVATION mHE PICK up and delivery service instituted within the past few days by all railroads entering Mason City is important as a fact and significant as an augury. It reveals a disposition on the part of the railroad industry to keep abreast of the times. Not infrequently in the past it has been charged that the railroads were in the grip of a static influence, that those in positions of leadership were content to stick to old ways and oppose to the blazing of new trails. Up until a year or two ago, passenger service was being operated on the same time schedules as during the previous three decades. Then somebody with an iiHaginaticin' conceived of an increased tempo and the running time between important terminals was remarkably reduced. In the innovation here discussed, we see the same will to move forward carried over into the freight service of our railroads. It's to be expected that the mechanism of the new service will be found imperfect. Undoubtedly the trial and error method will have to be brought into play. But the significant fact is that our railroads arc not wedded to the past. The doors are wide open to progress. I PROUD OF MRS. CATT Waterloo Courier: lowans take unusual pride in Mrs. Catt's achievements. She received her college education in Iowa and served as principal of the high school and "superintendent of schools in Mason City, Iowa. This state lays claim to no woman whose achievements have been so productive of political and sociological progress. A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE Webster City Freeman-Journal: Prices of hogs ought to remain fairly good until well into 1937 and grain prices should not go much lower until this year's crops are'ready for market. But if we produce grain to the limit this year and a cumbersome- surplus results what is to prevent distressingly low prices? CHARLES CIT* CROWDED OUT Charles City Press: Charles City has been crowded out of her accustomed honors as the coldest spot in Iowa during the present zero weather but as a rule she has proved true to her record. The frost covers the windows and quite promptly nips one's ears and nose if unprotected. ISN'T THIS THE TRUTH? Belmond Independent: When you look over the magazines today and see the drivel that editors publish, it makes you curious to see the stuff they rejected. A WISE EDITOR Estberville News: Percy Chase, publisher of the Atlantic News-Telegraph, says he is not going to be a candidate for office. A wise editor. HOW TIME WOULD FLY! Clinton Herald: If the Townsend plan should be adopted, we suspect a lot of people would grow old not only gracefully, but in a hurry. WHAT'S A MISSING SPOON OR TWO? Davenport Times: At S50 a plate, a Jackson day dinner committee shouldn't be too meticulous about counting the spoons. A PROPHECY , Northwood Anchor: Business will get better when men's minds get better and their eyes see fundamentals a little clearer. TWO RELATED FACTS Nashua Reporter: An exchange says swearing is unknown to the Sioux Indians. So is golf. MAN'S DISTINCTION Atlantic News-Telegraph: Man is the only animal that can be skinned more than once. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG NO PENSION DEMAND PLANNED KANSAS CITY, Jan. 27.--As commander-in-chief of the Veterans- of Foreign Wars of the United States, I am in a position to announce that recently published reports predicting a demand for a "general world war veteran pension," from veteran organizations, are absolutely ridiculous, absurd and without foundation in fact, truth or precedent. There is no valid reason to suspect that veteran organizations in the future will ever abandon the principle that has always impelled them to seek pension legislation only for those who are disabled and not for those who are able bodied. With the exception of the issue involved in cash payment of World war veterans adjusted srevice certificates, every piece of veteran welfare legislation ever supported by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has been confined strictly and solely to thhe problems of our disabled comrades, and their dependents. Permit me to point out that the so-called bonus- issue has been only one phase of our general program. For the past several years, we have recommended a uniform pension system for America's disabled veterans, and the widows and orphans of those who are deceased--a pension system that will give due consideration to the length and type of services rendered by the individual veteran. We demand the elimination of discrimination that exists under present legislation and favor equal consideration for the disabled veterans of all wars. Certain anti-veteran groups are making a deliberate effort to confuse the public mind on this question. They persist in referring to a "general World war pension threat," designed to convey the impression that pensions will be asked for able bodied as well as disabled World war veterans. I deny and denounce this insinuation as malicious effort to discredit veteran organizations and veterans who are sincerely devoting their time and efforts to the cause of America's disabled. Very truly yours, JAMES E. VAN ZANDT Commander-in-Chief Veterans of Foreign Wars. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott "WE. RRS -re PLY-THE OHIO -fHE NEW ORLEANS, BUlL-TAT IN NICHOLAS ROOSEVELT CAN SKI DOWN SLOPES OF-THE CREAT SAND OF COLORADO AS FAST A5 ON 5 NOW STOP SAYING SECONDS and LOSING LIVES A SA1LFISH HAS A SLOT ITS BACK WHE.RE |T CAN FOLD AWAY 11"S" HlJCE FIN OR 'SAlii FROM VJrilCH IT" SET'S IT'S NAME. "Two IN'fERES'fiN^ METER. MAIL CANCEL^ OF CoNNECfic.uT- M U C H SOUGHT FOR. / i.2 Copyright. 1936. by Central Press Association. Inc. ' '-Â·' DIET and HEALTH t'-LO'DEMAG, M. Â». Dr. Clendening TREATMENTS EASE ARTHRITIS T HE ARTHRITIS patient is undoubtedly sick all over, as the authorities insist, but nevertheless he is sickest in the affected joints. The treatment of the case will have three mediums of approach: First, we may attempt to treat the cause by removal of focal infection and diet. We must also think of the general condition, see that the nutrition and morale of the patient are upheld. And third, relieve discomfort. It is this latter that I mean by local treatment to the joint. Fortunately, arthritis joints respond to drugless methods of treatment and most of these can be applied, after a little instruction, by friends at home. The only exception to this is probably the most effective of all methods of local treatment--that by diathermy. Diathermy is the use of an electric current, with electrodes on each side of the joint, which produces heat in the actual tissues affected. Practically all methods of local treatment depend upon the action of heat or cold. While they both have the same physiologic results, heat is usually more grateful to the patient. It produces an increase n circulation in the affected part, quiets the nerve endings, and helps the processes of healing and reso- ution. These changes can be accomplished without electrical apparatus. One of the oldest methods of treatment of pain- : ul joints is the application of a poultice of hot clay or mud, covered with a towel and allowed to stay on as long as it stays hot. Hot towels wrung out of jlain water, salt water, or epsom salt solution, have nuch the same effect. So does an electric lamp or an electric pad. It will surprise most patients with painful joints ;o know how much relief extreme cold gives them. An ice bag or towel wrung out of ice cold water applied to the joint may sound forbidding, but really jives enormous relief quickly. Most effective of all water treatments, if circumstances permit, is the contrast bath. It is best used n joints of the feet or hands because they can be moved rapidly back and forth from a bowl of hot ivater to a bowl of cold water. The same method Â·ran be obtained in other joints if some preparation s made, by the use of hot and cold towels alternately ut on. Massage is a very valuable treatment, especially after the acute stage of pain has subsided. Its prin- ipal action is to bring circulation to the weakened and atrophied muscles which have been affected by he disease, bringing them back to health and func- ional usefulness. PLEASE NOTE--Dr. Clendening cannot diagnose 3r give personal answers to letters from readers. When uestions are of general interest, however, they will ie taken up, in order, in the daily column. Address your inquiries to Dr. Logan Clendening, care of Globe- Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. TOMORROW Notable Births--Franklin Delano Roosevelt, b. 1SS2, 32nd president. He weighed 10 pounds at birth. Richard Brandon, the paid $150 for the job. Joseph Jastrow, b. 1863, educator and psychologist Walter Damrosch. b. 1862, dean of American orchestra conductors who has dollhouses and salad-mixing as hobbies Charles Martin Loeffler, b. 1861, violinist and composer Boris, b. 1S94, king of Bulgaria. Â·Jan. 30, 1649--Like his grandmother, Mary Queen of Scots, King Charles I of England and Scotland, lost his head upon the block, and absolute monarchy in Britain died with him. ~' ~ masked executioner, was Charles' last word: "Remember!" Faithful followers did; exactly 16 years later they set the heads of Charles' judges upon poles in London. Jan. 30, 1785--Richard Henderson died, likely of heartbreak. Ten years before, the North Carolinian had conceived an Utopian state, and with eight associates had bought title from the territory now comprising middle Kentucky and north central Tennessee. They brought 200 settlers into the territory, instituted a democratic government beyond that then enjoyed by any other part of the country--they called it Transylvania, gave it a constitution, guaranteed legislatures elected by the people and established courts. But Virginia, which claimed title to land clear across to the Pacific ocean, took Transylvania away from Henderson and associates. (It couldn't keep it, for the Kentuckians insisted on separating from Virginia, i EARLIER DAYS FROM UJ.OBE-GAZETTE flLKS sBjaaaitt^iiigaM OBSERVING Thirty Years Ago-George Woeley of Bridgewater, Minn., is in the city for a visit with his brother-in-law, Fred Ward at Emery. W. S. Prouty and Judge Burr of Charles City were here today on legal business. Mrs. John Taylor left today for a visit with friends at Charles City. The second annual convention of the Farm Grain Dealers' association is in session at the assembly room of the courthouse. The following officers were elected: J. H. Brown, Rockwell, president; B. Hathaway, pier- son, first vice president; J. W. Haggan, Barnum, second vice president; C, G. Messerole, Cowrie, secretary, and Peter Gorman, Dougherty, treasurer. W. H-.Stickney of Chicago is visiting in the city today. Mrs. C. S. Becker and'children'have arrived home from a visit with relatives in Montana. J. C. Robinson left today for Klemme on a business trip. Supervisor Crossley returned yesterday from a business trip to Minneapolis. Twenty Years Ago-Mrs. C. W. McDonald of Council Bluffs is in the city a guest of her sisters, Mrs. Charles E. Ran and Miss Mattie McDonald. Miss Margaret Wilker left today for Youngstown, Ohio, where she will be an instructor in a teachers' training school there. Dr. George Stockman went to Austin, Minn., on business today. Miss Mary Whiting Jones of Los Angeles, Cat., is visiting with friends in the city. Dr. C. C. Carrick is in Chicago attending the auto show and the Chicago dental clinic. Miss Marryl Potter, a student at the University of Minnesota, is in the city visiting for a few days with her parents. Mayor and Mrs. T. A. Potter. Plans for the erection of a modern five story office building at the corner of Fifth and Main street northeast are being made for Ralph S. Stanbery, owner of the lot. CHIHUAHUA, Mexico--Pancho Villa was driven out of the Piachos hills near Santa Clara canyon and is now surrounded by Carranza forces near Elvaille, according to latest official reports. Ten Years Ago-Hamilton's defeated the Wartburg college basketball team 36 to 19 last night on the high school floor. Davis was high with 15 points for the winners and Wolter was runnerup with 13. OSKALOOSA--Mason City's basketball team lost to Oskaloosa 22 to 20 in a thrilling battle here last night. Greenley led the Mohawks with 6 points. The high school teams were tied 9-9 at the half. The Rev. Father and Mrs. F. C. Hinton and Mrs. Lee P. Loomis were in 'Davenport yesterday, attending the seventy-fourth annual convention of the Episcopal diocese of Iowa at the Trinity cathedral. W. A. Westfall returned yesterday from a two weeks' tour to the Pacific coast, where he made preliminary arrangements for the Lions club's convention, which is to be held at San Francisco, Cal., starting July 18. POETS EVERYWHERE Dedicated to the Cause of Bringing the Joy and Inspiration or Good Verse Into the Lives of Rank and File lon-ans. WHERE, OH WHJEKE, AKE BEARDS OF YESTERYEAR? m*m_n , this item--admittedly SSf^ unimportant -- to King *^"^ George's whiskers. It's a passing reflectioon on the marked abandonment of these facial adornments in the later years. In the days gone by, a beard was the stamp of mature age and the responsibility which comes with age. While he was still in his twenties, Willis Bagley wore a most luxuriant spray of whiskers. It made him look more "bankerish." So it was with scores of others. Look through an old "Who's Who in Mason City," and you'll be surprised to find how many beardless contemporaries were hiding behind the alfalfa in the period between 1890 and 1905. But to get back to the king's whiskers. He became king when he was 45--and the world regarded him as a very mature person. In fact some concern was expressed lest he become too old to give his best energies to the office. In contrast, King Edward VIII is regarded as an exemplar of youth. If there's a concern with regard to his fitness for the kingship, it bottoms on a suspicion that he's too much the playboy. And yet he's almost 42 years old --within three years or so of the age of his father at the time of his ascension to the throne. I say, charge at least four-fifths of this fact to the new king's smooth-shaven face. --o-KNOW HOW TO WORK A FIRE EXTINGUISHER? _^ venture there isn't one in !fl|j ten who would know how to ks?** operate a fire extinguisher if an emergency call came. I confess to classification among the nine. Practically all of our buildings and public places are equipped with these very useful safety devices, and they are installed for cases of emergency. But, the trouble is, we never think about a fire extinguisher until an emergency exists and then minutes and even seconds are precious. I have decided to take a little time off and read the directions on the nearest fire extinguisher. Because there are several different types on the market, and the instructions for one might not fit for another, I can't reproduce a satisfactory set of rules here. Just be sure you can work the one nearest to you. The National Safety council recommends the Boy Scout motto of "Be Prepared" for- emergencies so you'll know what to do when the occasion arises. WOULD FEED PHEASANTS ALONG GRAVEL ROADS -iBh^ am sure that many interest- SsspJ ed in the appeal being made vS'"these days for assistance to North Iowa's pheasants, beset by cold and hunger, have wondered just how they might translate their humane impulses into effectual action. This little note from Jay T. Griggs of Klemme will prove interesting to such persons: "My suggestion is that we do the feeding on our gravel roads. Pheasants come to the spots where there is little or no snow to get gravel. I suggest we take ear corn and place along these roads, a few ears in a place, and repeat the feeding every day or two until the cold weather is past. "How many readers- of the Globe- Gazette will co-operate in this cause? The pheasants are starving to death by the hundreds in northern Iowa--not freezing but starving to death. If we want to save these birds, we must act at once, in a body. "Will YOU do your bit?" COMMON MAN'S POET LAUREATE NEVERTHELESS particularly liked this trib- ut e to Rudyard Hiding, done "The Old Microbe," whose work I have frequently copied from the Wisconsin State Journal: LINES TO KIPLING.' IVlii'H 1 was a litlle lad. I'I'oti my miller's knee I heard him read your versed. Ami I thrilled with hoyish glee. I older jrrew and ivandercd. Wandered much and read. And 1 learned of human natnrp. And how true were tilings you said. When tliR sons of Anak jrntlicr, Thonch they're lialry men ajid hard, You will always flna amonc them. One lo fjuwte tile BrKish bard. Stilled the tumult and the clamor, (You can almost hear a mouse* IVIieii someone sfitr/s rccHlnp Â·Fnltah rishcr's Hoarding House/ S-iilftrman and soliiit'rman Anil vagabond so free. Ytm nared their hearts and inmost thoughts For sheltered fotk (n see. They xvouhln't make you laureate, J-'or some ilMatcd jest. But you'll always be the poet Thai ruKRcd souls love best. --0-MAKING A "MICKEY MOUSE" TAKES LABOR venture that there isn't one in a hundred who pauses to ^ consider what an enormous amount of labor is involved in the making of the animated cartoon which is accepted as a matter of course at our theaters. Well, it takes 20 men about four weeks of drawing to produce a one-reel subject. This comes after six to eight weeks have been spent in preliminary conferences, casting, choosing locations, and working out the timing charts. The actual filming takes'a variable period of time. Answers to Questions By I-'KKDEltKJ ,J. HASK1.N Â· " B y LOU MAU.ORY LOKE. Hampton M ARGARET WIDDEMER, poet and novelist, was born in Doylestown, Pa., and was educated at home. Columbia university divided the Poetry society prize of $500 for the 'best volume of verse published by an American author in 1918, between Miss Widdemer and Carl Sandburg. THE BEAR HUNT I played I was two polar bears Who lived inside a cave of chairs, And Brother was the hunter-man Who tried to shoot us when we ran. The ten-pins made good bones to gnaw, I held them down beneath my paw. Of course I had to kill him quick Before he shot me with his stick, So all the cave fell down, you see. On Brother and the bones and me. ' So then he said he wouldn't play- But it was tea-time anyway! REPRINT. ONE MINUTE rULPIT--The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning: but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.--ECclcsiastcs 7:4. PLEASE NOTE--A reader Bin litt the answer to any question Â«if fact by writ- Ins Ulasoii ("it.v Globe-Gazette Information Bureau. Frederic ,). Haskin, Director. \VashlnKton, 1). C. Please inclose three 3 cents for reply. Tell types ol literature in the Bible, M. W. Historical sketches and unhistorical or semihistorical legends, religious and social laws, inspired utterances and visions of the prophets, liturgical and lyric poems (the Psalms), didactic poetry (Proverbs and Ecclesiastes), pragmatic fiction (Ruth), and even a pure love poem (Song of Songs), and dramas (Job and Esther.) How many oysters can a man shuck in a day? A. T. The Bureau of Fisheries says a fair day's shucking is 10 to 12 gallons of oysters. Many, however, shuck more than that. One man, opened 26 gallons a day at Hampton, Va. Hoiv much insurance did Lloyd's pay on the Titanic? K. C. A total of 520,000,000. How many in U. S. sterilized? E. K. B. Approximately 20,000 persons. List work of Henry Ossawa Tanner, Negro artist. E. L- , Some of his finest paintings are: The Young Sabot Maker, The Raising of Lazarus, The Annunciation, Christ and Nieodemus, and The Two Disciples at the Tomb. Has Italy a Foreign Legion ? F. B. Italy does not have a Foreign Legion similar to the French Foreign Legion. At present, a foreign legion is being organized in Italy but only Italians will be enlisted. Wag Harding a candidate for the senate when nominated president? E. K. The question has been answered both in the affirmative and in the negative. It has been stated, however, on the authority of the man who filed the papers, that a declaration of Harding's candidacy for the senate was filed at Columbus shortly before midnight of the Friday preceding: the Saturday on which he was nominated by the republican national convention at Chicago. What is a grainer? T. F. S. A painter who paints in imitation of the grain of wood or marble. What is a sand lily? M. S. The sand lily (Leucocrinum mon- tanum) is a small stemless plant of the lily family, with long narrow leaves and delicate white flowers, somewhat resembling those of the narcissus. It is abundant on high plains and foothills of the Rocky Mountain region. Were perpetrators of the Wall street dynamite explosion outrage ever arrested ? J. G. Despite large rewards offered the crime remains an unsolved mystery. What candidate for president was first to broadcast his speech accepting the nomination? N. H. Calvin Coolidge and John W. Davis, respectively the republican and HOME ALMANAC "Uncle Sam's Almanac" for 1936 is a useful new household service book available to Globe-Gazette readers through our Washington Information bureau. It is 52 pages of facts--based upon expert scientific researches in the government departments. Ask our Washington Information bureau for your copy today. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for "Uncle Sam's Almanac." Name Street City Statfl (Mail to Washington, D. C.) democratic .candidates for the presidency in 1924. were the first whose speeches of acceptance were heard over the radio. What prison is nicknamed the Rock? .]. M. Alcatraz, U. S. prison in California. Is Lady Duff Gordon, the famous dressmaker, living? L. F- Died April 21, 1935, at 71. About how many revenue agents ivatchijig for moonshiners? W. L. The treasury department says on June 30, 1935, there were 448 investigators and 74 supervising officers engaged in apprehending persons manufacturing and selling liquor without the proper license and who were evading the tax payments. What do scientists estimate the total weight of the earth's amos- phere to be? C. W. About 5,633,000,000,000,000 tons. If Hawaii is admitted to statehood when will another star be added to (he Hag? E. T. If and when Hawaii becomes the forty-ninth state, the forty-ninth star will be added to the union of the United States flag on July 4 next succeding the admission. Tel! of Chateau Thierry. Chateau Thierry is in the northern part of France on the Marne river, 47 miles east and slightly north of Paris. The town is named after a castle in the neighborhood, built by Charles Martel for the Frankish King Thierry IV. What is the life of a ship?M. W. Useful life of all kinds of ships is about 15 years.