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FEBRUARY 7 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE iftasnn (Uttp lnhp A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 3800 ·WILL F. MUSE....; ; Editor W. EARL HALL Managing Editor LEE P. LOOMIS............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 RATES Daily, per year ' 57-00. Daily, per week. :..'.". -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 moriui 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 God is truth and llght-hls shadow. --PLATO hoys and leaders being nearly a million. There are still more than eight million American boys outside the ranks. There is no better way to observe this day than by ncreasing the membership of this organization which has come to occupy a place in the social order that could not welt go unoccupied. And the parents of American boys should he the only recruiting officers needed to keep the enrollment at full strength. A'FAVOR ABLE AUGURY rpO PERSONS interested in a fair and intelligent in- ·*· vestigation of affairs at the 'University of Iowa, the disposiiton evinced this week by the state senate :s gratifying. In one measure before it, the proposal to investigate is stripped of the set of 20 charges which were injected into the house resolution. In another resolution, it is proposed that the state executive committee, as a part of its regular duties, conduct the inquiry. Which of these, if either, will be adopted has not been determined and will not be until next Tuesday. In fairness to the state and to the university administration, the investigating body should be made up of qualified members bent on truth and justice rather than motivated by political purposes, The senate's deliberation for stuay at this time Is a favorable augury. A ROAD TO COMPROMISE P RESIDENT HOOVER opens the way for compromise on the question of government versus private relief funds by pledging himself, should the Red' Cross efforts to raise needed funds prove ineffective, to invoke the agencies of government. If administration opponents are really sincere in their belief that federal appropriations are necessary for the purpose, they will meet the president half-way, content to let the future show them to be right, and the president wrong. On the other hand, if the main object of the ruckus in the senate is to put the administration in a hole and force an extra session in which the democrats and insurgents will control the house, the president's statement will force them into the open. It is not contended anywhere that opening the public treasury, at a/time when a deficit is promised anyhow, is a better method of handling the emergency than the' proved methods of the Red Cross to mobilize private ^giving and apply it where it is most needed by direct and inexpensive means not available to government agencies. Strip off the partisan hostility which surrounds the issue.j nd the kernel of the difference is only this: that the administration contends private relief will be sufficient, while its critics insist govern- jiient funds are needed. The president says that., if government funds are shown to be needed, he will ask for them; meanwhile he proposes the Red Cross be given a chance to show what it caji do. That seema fair. What does the taxpayer, think about it ? Would he prefer relief to which he can contribute according to _ "own means and judgment thru, his own agency of le Red Cross, 'pr~'$hru taxes which will levy on all auK^^egardii^^o£--t)i«ir2iiblUty, or desire to gvVo? .^ And, finally) Vitf'rfliight'} be suggested that fyubjio business is "being neglected for this quarrel. Since neither can win tmd the public is certainly losing every day the argument blocks progress, it would seem time to fix up some compromise and get on with business. All that is resulting now from, the argument is paralysis of the Red.Cross drive for $10,000,000 because givers are waiting to see \vhat congress will do, and , failure to take prompt hold of the situation in the drought areas. . * ·«-·-·- EXCELLENT WORK, HAMPTON! D OWN at Hampton businessmen have at least partially solved one of the difficulties which face county seat towns in maintaining an active Chamber of Commerce with a full or part time secretary. There they have combined .the duties of chamber secretary with that of director of the municipal band. It is not an easy combination to make with satisfactory results to both parties concerned. However, during the past few months it has been working out in gratifying manner with Josef Uzel serving in the dual capacities. County seat'towns often endeavor to raise a large budget and maintain a full time chamber secretary. But they find it difficult to do and the result is quite often a going organization for a few months, then a breakup and no organization at all for a while. In one Iowa community, notably Cherokee, there is a combination of civic work with a very highly specialized credit service covering the entire community. In still another community there is a combination of civic work, chautauqua and fair. The main thing is to get the right combination for the particular community Then it is possible to maintain a going organization. The Hampton Chamber of Commerce has just issued a neat, printed statement showing what bos been done during the past year. Listed among the projects in which the Hampton Chamber has either .taken the lead or played an important part or definitely co-operated with those in charge are: National issues, state issues, Franklin county fair, Hampton day at the fair, spelling bee, tourists, roads, retail activities, 'paving celebration, conventions, baseball, Lions' optimism · week, music week, municipal band, united charities of Hampton, American Legion, industries and Christmas activities. Keep up the good work, Hampton. Both your band and your Chamber of Commerce are civjc assets. m m m BOY SCOUTS' ANNIVERSARY A MONG Februarys notable anniversaries is that of the Boy Scouts of America, who are celebrating their twenty-first anniversary. It was on Feb. 8, 1910, that the Scouts received their charter by act of congress, a distinction shared only by two other organizations, the American Red Cross and the American Legion. The occasion is one for hearty congratulation. The Boy Scout movement is one of the great social successes of these times, stable, vigorous and stimu- ·lating. ' Scout literature reveals the scope and variety of the boy's activities. Here is a great boy's school of practical training as well as of character building founded on the principle of good sportsmanship. It makes the most of manliness that is in every normal boy. In their 21 years the American Boy Scouts have had an enrollment of more than three million. Scouting is now established in almost every city, village and hamlet in the United States, the present total of active 8 \\'.', 777Zi S~~t* i~*z2 The resources of our free Information bureau nre a S" 'AST J V T Wtcr !° " lr Cl^e-Gazelte iSfor «ao. Frederic .). llankln, Director. U'linhlnston, J). c. . Q. Are regular telephone wires used for radio broadcasting? W. C. A. They differ in no way except they are reserved for radio use only. Q. When was Richard E. Byrd made a rear admiral? C. B. K. A. His status on the expedition to the south pole was commander, and in December, 1929 he was promoted by congress to the rank of rear adraral. Q. What was the occasion upon which an invitation to the white house sent to Senator Tillman was recalled? C. A. S. A. Mark Sullvau in Our Times says: "When Senator Tillman, South Carolina, engaged in a fist-fight on the senate floor, Roosevelt took disapproving notice; to Tillman, he conveyed, thru a democratic senator an opportunity to withdraw his previous acceptance of an invitation to a white house dinner for Prince Henry of Pnissia. Tillman would not withdraw his acceptance so RooseveltAvithdrew the invitation." Q. Who wns the last soldier killed in the Revolutionary war ? \V. H. T. A. Hawthorne's history of the United States says he was a Maryland officer named Wilmot, in a skirmish at James Island about the end of 1782. ' Q. What are the names of the royal houses of Sweden and Norway? F. 1. A. Sweden, Bernadotte; Norway, Schleswig-Hol stein-Sond e rburg-Glucksbu rg. Q. What was the early mime for Calcutta, India? L. G. ' A. The first trading station, set up by Job Charnock in 1690, was "Kalikuta." Q. How much gasoline is used In Canada? F. F. B. - /A. In 1929, gasoline consumption in Canada JJniyinted to 601,225,227 galloHs,. v s _ j . OBSERVING TO^STK^fflfWffi ftF^^ BO-BROADWAY By JOSEPH YAN RAALTE MEW YORK, Feb. 7.--The gyp dancing academy is f ' Bro'dway's latest bow to tie Boob. Dance tickets in these trotteries are sold seven for a dollar. The hardboiled hostesses don't wait for you to page 'em. Nussuh! Up they slide and with an adroit shift o' th' spearmint, yodle: "Come on, Big Boy, leave us get goin'!" Say to the lady, "no, Jemme be!" and see what happens to you. Down beside you will flop Ma-moiselle and there she'll, sit, ticklin' your instep with the toe of her dancing pump and smoothing your manly palm with her girlish mitt, lookin' meanwhile long an' earnestly into your eyes from beneath her Harrison Fisher lashes. After that, you just naturally arise and with her prance the polished parquet. A Negro orchestra tortures brass reed and gut, pausing half way thru each brief tune. Every time the Dinges pause that is the end of a dance arid off comes another ticket from the seven-for-a-dollar strip. During these pauses in the music there's no chance for escape. The instant the last note dies out, Ma'moi- selle reaches up and locks her fingers back of your neck, two points above the cluetpeabody line. That's Bro'dway's idea of "overcoming sales resistance." The joints are provided with shady nooks for panting partners who crave Volsteadian rejuvenation-Scotch verdict fruit juice at thirty-five cents a glass, and experience.. After you've been sitting there for ten minutes looking into Ma'moiselle's Smyrna-raisin eyes and whispering sweet nothings, she suddenly remembers to remind you that the management charges for the time she "sets out." A good, live hostess in one of these Wild Oats Casinos earns a hundred bucks a week. The word "earns" is used advisedly. As the late lamented W. S. Gilbert once wrote: " 'Tis human nature, p'raps; if so, oh, isn't human nature low!" confess a contempt for Iowa's / smart-aleck writers who go to New York, or elsewhere, and make a living turning out writing that pictures Iowa as the easterner likes to believe it is rather than the Iowa which actually exists. The New Yorker likes to think of an lowan with low mental ceilings. As a matter of Fact, however, one would have a hard time finding a more provincial person than the New York "native son." If there's anything more despicable, it's the lowan who moves into Greenwich village and panders to the New Yorker's complacent ignorance. --o-was interested to receive this week from F. D. a leaflet out of the Union League club bulletin, printed in Chicago. My interest attached to the fact that on the back of.the front cover, there was a full page of the Mason City borne wrecked not long ago by gasoline explosion. It was sponsored by the Chicago board of underwriters and was designed to warn against the serious hazards which attend the duties of housekeeping. I doubt if any Mason City picture lias ever had a wider distribution than this one in question. S am convinced after reading the following contribution, entitled "Once," from Mason City's remarkable young writer Aurora Gonzalez, that beauty and despair can exist in combination-in verse at least if not in life: Once . . . So long ago, I kept company with purple shadows. / They were friendly folk to me. Biit now, the night is inimical. It has taken all from me. Once . . . Quite long ago, I loved the flaming sunsels. But what good can sunsets be When seen with eyes that view Not what they see? Once . . . Long, long ago, I probed deep evening's mystery. But when that which is most dear No longer waits, nor cares To fill your lonely sphere. Oh, lonely day! Oh, empty night! Oh, hope destroyed, And anguished heart, What tnen? .In contrast with this--and I hope it.may.be accepted as a solaco if ;^Iisa Gonzalez was confessing ii I this above--is a contribution calle "Hope" by George'IT. Free of Algona, Eye Observing's nominee for the position of North Iowa poel laureate: No day e'er dawns so dark and drear But what our eyes, Turned to the skies, May find Hope's smile our hearts to cheer. Above the mists the sun is shining And if we look, In some small nook The clouds will show their silver lining. The cliff before may grimly frown, But if we clear tne heart of fear Soon Hope will let a ladder down. When to the summit we have mounted, We shall forget And ne'er regret Thk steps which from below we counted. The things that vex us so tonight Will melt away At break of day And vanish with the morning light Then put aside your sad repining. For with the dawn, Night's terrors gone, The sun will on your path shining. find a quite general prejudice against JUST FOLKS Copyrighted 1031 By KDGAU A. CUES! THE SENSITIVE "MAN He was quick to find a slight Where none was intended; Fancying wrong where all was. right Oft was he offended. Hurts which others never felt Left on him a livid welt. Troubles others laughed away Bitterly depressed him; Trivial things which people say Seriously distressed him. Cares which others tossed aside Gloomily he magnified. Those who tried his friends to be Soon he'd disagree with; People quickly learned that he Waa difficult to be with. One so sensitive to pain Lonely often must remain. Strange he never wondered why Others stayed so cheerful Underneath the self-same sky Where he was so tearful, Suffering many a hurt and sting They could often laugh and sing. Every care and grief and woe That on him seemed piling Had at times been theirs to know, But he saw them smiling-, Yet o'er fancied hurts and slights He scent many sleepless nights. be what are vulgarly known as .mis placed eyebrows. While it isn't my view at all, I discover that John Q Public is prone to exact a discount when the mustache is of the under nourished type. This service is free to the boys who persist in the illus ion that these things laughingly called mustaches constitute facia adornment. j^^hope that the class in good SS^ speech will not adjourn be **^^*fore the proper pronuncia tion of address is impressed upon every mind. A woman told me the other day that in the whole field o pronunciation, this was her om most deeply Imbedded pet peeve Another word that will provide ar interesting surprise to come will b lever. Then, If it isn't too much a dis tortion of the purpose for which tin class is organized, I'd like to hav its members try punctuating--witl an eye to ultimate truth--ithe fol lowing sentence: "Woman withou her man is a savage." Next week I'i like to present the consensus. i--o--· read the other day in a North Iowa paper about man who has worked ou the best reply yet to the neckti house which send- their product without orders. It goes something like this: "I have your neckties, priced a 50 cents apiece. I didn't order these didn't want them and refuse t keep them. Whan you send 'me dollar to cover the storage cost and the trouble involved in opening the package and writing this letter I shall be glad to rewrap the tie and mail them to you, C. O. D." ' And that's what I call the repris al magnificent. wonder if you have ever noted how uniformly true It is that a baby in the movies s good for a laugh from the audi- nce. All it needs to do is curl a toe r coo a bit. Really it's strange that ome producer hasn't capitalized more largely upon this infant ponu- arity. --o--· ^ don't know how serious to £take my correspondent, Mrs. E. Bewick of Otranto, Vu the ollowing explanation of the deriva- ion of "Let her go, Gallagher." But tory sounds mighty interesting, ou'll agree. Read on: dr. Eye Observing: Dear Sir: In your column of Feb. edition, you asked for theories egarding- the slang expression, Let her go, Gallagher." I was a former resident of Madion, Wis., and this incident took lace there about 40 years ago. olm Gallagher of that city, a tent and awning manufacturer and deal- :r, was the owner of several ice- ioats. Iceboat racing was a favor- te pastime there, as you know the ity is situated between two lakes and Captain Gallagher (as the U tudents, called him) was always here when a race occurred. During me of the races when a competitor vas slightly in the lead and Gallagher slowed down to fix a crippled ail on his boat (the students en- nasse were there to cheer for Galagher), they yelled in chorus, "Let er go, Gallagher, she'll make it. ~iet her go, Gallagher." The next day the Madison papers n giving an account of the race commented on the cheering done by he students and commented on the expression, "Let her go, Gallagher." Years afterward, an English vriter asked an eastern paper for a ist of American slang phrases, and their origin. The above expression vas on the list and the explanation here written was given. Yours respectfully, Mrs. E. Bewick, Otranto, Iowa. P. S.--Please ask John Gallagher (of Pontiac fame) if he had a relative, one J. S. Gallagher, that lived at Waverly, Iowa, who came from Wisconsin about 45 years ago. present this letter from A. L., a Plymouth reader of this department and woman who, I think, has caught the spirit of newspapering about as completely and as intelligently as any person of my acquaintance: Dear Mr. Eye: It is some time since I sent in a contribution to the "Observing Bye 1 .'..department of the good old "Giobe'-Gazette" -and for some time I had an'article in my mind's eyo concerning the manifold duties and the ground covered by a big city daily. This was brot strongly to my mind when I saw 'in an issue of the G-G some Ititle time ago "That one issue of the paper contained as much reading matter as a 250 page novel." What an immense task to be gone over day by day, tabulated and arranged in proper order. What care must be exercised in the reproduction of matter submitted for publication in order that no error may be made and it is a wonder to realize how few mistakes there are made before the subject-matter of the various departments goes into the hands of the linotype operator. The big daily seems to be just a great caravansary where the literary tastes of patrons must be daily consulted in order to 'present a mental meal to suit all tastes. Advertisements put into suitable and attractive language to draw attention. 1 Society pages made out in an interesting manner and even demanding complete detail. Club news with their interesting programs on literature, art and history, doubly interesting because it is the only Way we poor stay at homes can keep pace with our most favored sisters. School news which seems to be the most Interesting and vital to the mothers of the town and surrounding country. Sport news, containing the doings of our host athletes in boxing, wrestling, ball games. Are enjoyed by the male sex and also by some of the gentle sex who have sons who take part in these sports. News of interest taking place in all parts of our great country and important news from other lands. In this way we are able to keep up with the times. The daily market page is of interest to farmers and the slock columns to the speculators. Wouldn't it be nice if the dailies were able to eliminate from their pages vice and crime because there didn't happen to be any? Yes the daily is an interesting 250 page novel of real life, for there is a new story each day. Thanks to the editors and their staff o£ workers. One aay a disgruntled reader remarked to me, why there is nothing in this old paper today. What! I exclaimed, nothing in the paper! I said did you not see that two of your grandsons are attending a band contest as members of the M C. H. S. band? That one of these grandsons will graduate with the largest class Mason City has eve had. It is true that what one looks for he shall find. In conclusion we must not forget to mention the excellent religious discourses given by the pastors ol the various denominations, which give the country people an opportunity of reading if not of hearinj an interesting and profitable ser mon. We too get news of our sick friends thru "At the Hospital" col umn. Yes, the daily newspaper is a wonderful institution. Long may i live aad ilouxiab.--A. I* DIET, and HEALTH By I,OGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Ciendcnlng cannot (Hag nose or Rive personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general Interest t however, they win be taken up, In order. In the dally column. Address your queries to T3r. Logan Clendenlng, care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. SUGAR DIET HELPS GALLSTONES «j\rtEDICAL drainage of the gall bladder" was a *1 term used in this column several weeks ago and puzzled some of my renders greatly. It refers to a method of treatment in vogue several years ago. It is not used so frequently now, but still has its value in proper cases. It depends for its action on the old method of treating mild infections of the gall bladder. This was to have the patient drink a large glass of epsom salts or sodium phosphate dissolved in hot water before breakfast. The solution was imbibed slowly and was supposed to open up the mouth of the gall bladder in the intestines and allow the infected bile to drain out. The next step in our understanding of the way it worked came from Dr. S. J. Meltzer. He showed that if magnesium sulphate (epsom salts) were applied directly to the " opening of the gall bladder in the Dr. Clcndening intestines, the muscle which kept this opening closed would relax. At the same time the gall bladder would contract and force out bile into the intestine. Instead of depending on the uncertainties of action of the epsom salts which were taken in the morning, it occurred to a Philadelphia physician that the salts could be introduced into the intestine exactly at the place wanted. He therefore had his patients swallow a small metal bulb with perforations in it and attached to a hollow rubber tube. This would go easily into the stomach, and when the patient lay on the right side for a while would gradually get out into the intestine, and lie just over the opening of the bile ducts. When this had occurred a 50 per cent solution of epsom salts was run thru the tube and appeared in the intestine exactly at the place wantec The gall bladder contracted, the contained bile flowed out into the intestine and was sucked up by the tube. If it contained infectious material or pus this waa removed from the body. In proper cases it seems to do a great deal of good. It is of no value when gallstones have actually formed. Biliary antiseptics--substances which have an antiseptic value and are excreted into the gall bladder when taken by mouth--have not been found very valuable in treating gall tract infection. One of these substances is called methenamine and another mercurochrome, but the action is very uncertain. The diet, which should be free from fat and rich in sugar, was prescribed Friday. Plenty of exercise in the open air and a deliberate attempt to lose weight complete the scheme for the medical management of gall bladder disease. This regimen will often, with the help of time, result in a resolution of the trouble. Even if it does not, it will put the patient la good physical condition for surgical intervention. A BIT OF RELIGION Jly THOMAS ANDERSON ' M i n i s t e r , First Congregational Church, Clmrles City." yESTERDAY, as I sat in my office, my attention was attracted to a man who was returning from a day's work in some placq of toil. He was stooped as a result, no doubt, of long bending over some bench or machine. His hands were gnarled and hard be'cause of long contact with the tools of his trade. His gait was slow, as of some very weary, not only with the weariness of the toil of the day, but with the monotony and tiresomeness of the daily goings and comings. It beat in on my thot that in that worn body there was a soul which had hungers that conditions had never let be satisfied. Dreams there were, no doubt, which had, or even now do compare with the finest dreams .known of man. Ambitions, perhaps, that at one time, or maybe yet, pulled at that heart. These things are in the hearts of the multitude of toilers thruout the world; great hungers, wonderful dreams, thrilling ambitions, hopes and desires that have never had an opportunity of realization, because of the demand made upon the hours of the need of shelter and food. How many there are who have never known the joy of a fulfilled ambition or of a realized dream! What a vast number of lives have been merely existences! Lives subject to a whistle's scream, the demands of a time clock, or the commands of those who buy the strength of men for so much an hour. What a host there is which walks in ways of monotony and daily grind, not always of their own making, and because of circumstances and conditions have never known what it is to LIVE, in the full meaning oE that word! In this train of thot set up by this one passing by my window there came the memory of the words of Jesus uttered in those burning, challenging days when the way to a life that was more than a mere existence was being established, and my heart leaped and my soul was glad for I realized again that there wa.s a time to come when men would be redeemed from the hells of montony and loneliness and disappointment and be permitted to live in the fullest sense. He said you remember, "Because I live, ye shall LIVE also." What a joy to carry such bread as this to hungry souls, to hold' out such a hope to be taken in the hands of men and carried with them thruout the wearisome days. This statement by Him means more than a mere continuance of life. It means a full and abundant life in that "land that is fairer than day," the realizing of ambitions and the fruition of living hopes. What a privilege to deliver the message to men. Best of all it can be carried into the lives of men by any man and thus become the force of redemption from the darknesses and wearinesses and to be the power to light new fires in tired eyes and to supply new strength to tired hearts. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the world knoweth ua not, because it knew him not.--I John, Hi, 1. WITH NORTH IOWA EDITORS PROSPERITY AT SKI JUMP Emmetsburg Reporter: The thousands oE attendants at the Canton ski tournament Sunday certainly belied the hard tlme,s the country is going thru. The one''dollar entrance fee was but an insignificant item compared with the other expenses paid by people who came anywhere from one to 200 miles to attend the big event. For the sake of consolation why not view this as one of the signs of returning prosperity we so eagerly look for? MUCH SMOKE Wright County Monitor (Clarion) : From the list of charges preferred one might think the Iowa seate university was managed by a ranch of crooks. There is little cause for getting all net up over the matter until the facts arc brot to light. We are all citizens of the grand old state of Iowa and as such have a reputation to maintain. Let us not disgrace our commonwealth as has lately been done on at least two act casibns. HOOVER CRITICISM. Luke Mills Graphic: "Damn Hoover!" This is the remark a St. Louis man was heard to make after he had purchased an apple from a disabled World war veteran, taken a bite and put his teeth into a nice, juicy worm. And there is just about as much foundation for much of the criticism President Hoover is receiving. SO A WORD St. Ansg.ir Enterprise: Tho Wickersham report has not helped matters much, nor has it made anyone the wiser--anyone with any reason or brains at all could have given this report a long time ago; but in order to make it officfal we suppose that it was necessary to spend six dollars a word for the "noble exper- mcnt." INTRODUCES FORMER RIVAL Iowa Recorder (ttrcciie): F. P. Hagemann, the democratic candi date for governor, who carried Bremer county in the fall election, had the honor of introducing his opponent, Dan W. Turner, at the Farm Bureau banquet held at Waverly on Thursday evening. Mr. Turner asked Mr. Hagemann for the honor. POLITICAL ECONOMY New Hampton Tribune: The legislature voted themselves 20 more clerks for this' session. They talk economy and then waste the money. The democrats and a few of the republicans voted no. But the rest of the republicans voted yes. It carried to help take care of .more useless political jobs. THOSE "R" DROPFEKS IVIitchell County'PrcHs (Ofingc). Now and then we notice some long- knnwn acquaintance trying to drop his "r's" and 1 otherwise take on the culture of the eastern mispro nouncers. A beginning, we suppose of the heralded improvement th talkies are to make in American speech. WRITTEN BEFORE FRIDAY NIJW Hampton Gazette: What i great winter this is! No snow, n cold winds, and golfers and motor its enjoying themselves almost as much as in the summer. The "stay at-homers" are finding out wha winters in California must be. SUGGESTION \Vaukon Standard: Suggestion to 'The Newspaper Iowa Depends On:" Supplement your "Over the CofEee" column -witti one "Under the Table." We'll bet your observer .could find more real snap and spice by reviewing actualities, or theories. One bridge party would fill a page. ALWAYS HAS A JOB Dows Reporter: An increase -of '/i per cent attendance at the colleges of the country the past yeai s a pretty good sign that the youngsters do not intend to be caught napping. Skilled labor always has a job. WANTS SPEED LIMIT BACK Emmetslmrg Democrat: Our present legislature should restore the speed limit on our public highways. Forty miles per hour is fast enough lor anyone at the wheel. It should not take many days to enact such 3. measure. THE MODERN KILLER. Northwooil Anchor: The automobile is gaining in its record as a destructive engine. In the year 1330 here were 32,500 persons met death as a result of automobile accidents while in 1929 the number was only 31,215. AGAINST CHANGE. Oelwoin Rngister: While there are nany things in favor of the country assessor plan, no doubt, there are jrobably just as many or a few nore in favor oC township or town plan. THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG HE LIKES MASON CITY. MUSCATINE, Feb. 2.--I have been in Mason City just once. Then I broke my leg but I want to say this (If ever a man got wonderful treatment in a city where he was a total stranger, I d i d ) . Sunday, Jan. 18, I arrived in Mason City around 6 p. m. and put up my car for the night as the roads were too snow blocked for night traveling and decided to go the rest of the way to Minneapolis by train I registered at the Eadmar hotel, then went out to look over the town a little. It was a little. I gol one block, then slipped on the street car track and v broke my leg. Several men picked me u" nnc carried me to a cafe then cs led a doctor and I was taken to th£ Parl' hospital where x-ray showed a se vere break. Drs. Woodward ant Crabb attended and Monday morn ing my leg was put in a cast anc Tuesday noon I left for home. C. C. Warden from the hotel cam to see rr.e every day. He hired coming young prize fighter, Mr Kline, to drive my car to Muacatim and lent me a charcoal heater so a: to be sure to keep my leg warm After filling the car with gas am helping me into it he refused to talc a cent for the room I had taken o for his trouble. I call him som friend nnd sure a prince of a fellow My leg Is getting along swell an the bill was really less than it won! have been at home. Hurrah for Mason City! GEORGE L. LINDLE. THRIFT ESSENTIAL Spencor Reporter: The mandate if the people to their legislators is 'Save," at least to the, extent oE being thrifty .-whether; it; concerns-the employment of 20 extra clerks^j or matters of · less or greater C!M- · i THE WORK OF BELIEVING Allison Tribune: It keeps us confused somewhat to determine just what we believe and what wo don't. The consequence is, 1C we are a little lazy about it, we don't believe or disbelieve much of anything 1 . GRATITUDE. Sioux City Journal: Now the warm winter has been explained by an expert, everybody in this section of the country feels mighty grateful .0 that area of high pressure over he Rocky mountains. RUSHING THE SEASON. Dumont Journal: Robins have become an old story. Everybody en- oys the April weather, tho some loom lovers persist In wondering* vliether the fruit trees are going to ud and then freeze. REPLACEMENT. Nora Springs Ailvorlisor: All igrced that the income tax bill, hould it become a law, should bo constructed so that it would decrease the general property levy. THE PROBLEM IN BRIEF UngHtcil Dispatch: The problem, confronting this country today is --what arc the men going to do who have lost jobs taken by modern machinery. NO PERFECT 5IEN Ccdnr Fsills Record: Biologists say there is not a perfect man on .he face of the earth today. Wou- cier what the newest young bride thinks about it. IMOSES NEEDED. Hardln County Citizen: Somehow the combined wisdom of the Iowa legislatures 'seems inadequate to pass a constitutional road bonding law. 'TOPSY-TURVY Algona Republican: Tnis is a peculiar season with spring weather In .Tnnuary and democratic times during a republican administration. OUT OF POLITICS. Esthervillo News; We hope that the administration is successful in keeping that fine organization. Tho American Red Cross, out of politics. A TIME FOR FREAK IDEAS Wesley Nmv.s-World: A period of depression is of interest, at least in showing how many freak political and economic ideas it can sprout. THEY CAN'T FIND HIM. Waterloo Tnilmne: Many more republicans, as regulars advise, would follow the leader if they could find him. THIS LOOKS FOOLISH. Charles City Press: Many farmers of central Illinois have begun sowing oats as a result of the high temperature.'-). COMPULSION IN EDUCATION Dnnorah Journal: Compulsion doesn't sound well In. modern jnsti- titlons of hlirh learning. I .

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