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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 30 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN' A. W. £l5K NEWSPAPER Issued Kvery W«"lc Dny ijy the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 3S1-123 East EUte Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS . . . Publisher W. EAKL HALL, - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising Manager KEMBEXR, ASSOCIATED PRESS which Jft exclusively entitle* \o the use lor publication of All ne\vs dlspatche* credited to It or Dot otherwise credited in Ults paper, and all local nettn. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PKESS ASSOCIATION, with DCS Moinea pewa and business offices at 405 Shops Bulldlnc. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason CHy and Clear Lake, Masgn City anil Clf»r Lake. by the year $7.00 by the week 5 .15 OUTSIDE MASON CIXY AND CLEAR L A R K Per year by carrier $7.0tl By mall 6 months 52,2s Per week by carrier $ .35 By mall 3 months ........ J1.2I Per year by mail 54.00 By mall 1 month $ .5C OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONB Per year $6.00 Six months $3.25 Three months... J1.75 ROYALTY'S TURNOVER ·THE TURNOVER in European royalty--or maybe "turned out" would be a more appropriate term-was conspicuous at the funeral rites this week for Great Britain's King George. The occasion was in marked contrast to the royal rites for King Edward VII in 1910. All save one of the great field of ornament-bedecked crowned heads- of 25 years ago were missing. King Haakon of Norway, brother-in-law of King George, is the sole survivor of that glittering company. Ten European thrones have crumbled in the interim. King George of Greece was assassinated in 1913; / Alphonso of Spain and Wilhelm of Germany are in exile; Nicholas of Russia was assassinated in 1919; Alexander of Yugoslavia fell under anarchists' bullets at Marseille in 1934; Albert of the Belgians died mountain climbing in 1934; Frederick vm of Denmark, Franz-Josef of Austria-Hungary, Ferdinand of Rumania, and Manuel of Portugal 'have all been claimed by death. Leopold of the Belgians, Christian of Denmark, Haakon of Norway, Boris of Bulgaria, George of Greece and Carol of Rumania were the only reigning monarchs at King George's funeral. The late Theodore Roosevelt used to regale American audiences with his "adventures" at what he called King Edward's "wake." Teddy Roosevelt was touring Europe in triumph at the time King Edward VII died and President Taft requested him to serve as special ambassador of the United States to the funeral. T. R. joined a special train of mourners and royal personages at Vienna. The train included the private cars of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria (whose assassination precipitated the World war) and the czar of Bulgaria, wbcm Teddy referred to lightly as "one of those bush- league czars from the Balkans." Before the train could even get under way, the question of relative rank had to be settled, which involved the order of private cars on the train. The archduke won the toss after two hours of argument and won the honor of having his car nearest to the engine's cinders and ahead of the czar's. Between them was a dining car. At mealtime the archduke sent a functionary from his suite to ask a functionary of the same rank in the czar's suite if he could pass through the czar's car to the dining car. This led to other international questions of rank. T. R, relates that this sort of bickering'went on constantly from Vienna all through the royal rites at Windsor. In the funeral procession America's representative was distinctly a misfit. The British didn't exactly know where to put Teddy Roosevelt whose simple full dress and top hat, with no decorations or sashes, was the only jarring note in the glittering company of emperors in blazing helmets, czars in top-heavy shakos, kings in plumed helmets, and princes in scarlet and braid. As can be imagined, Teddy Roosevelt drew up the rear. He was finally thrust into a. tail-end carriage with France's solemn representative, Mr. Pichon. .All went well until the shah of Persia was pushed into the same carriage. When Fiction discovered that even the gorgeously robed Chinese mandarins rode ahead of the representatives of the world's principal republics, it was more than M. Pichon could stand. The shah of Persia was properly cursed in Parisian French, of which he understood not a word. He understood even less of Teddy Roosevelt's English, who attempted to be peacemaker, unsuccessfully. T. R. returned to New York later, his zest for ceremonials distinctly dulled, "I felt," he said afterward, "if I met another king I should bite him." Journeyman kings were few indeed at the royal services Tuesday. History and tragedy have thinned the ranks considerably in a quarter century. RIGHT THIS WAY, BOYS! r-ANDIDACIES are being announced these days with ^ a frequency suggestive of the fire of a machine gun. The office most sought after at the moment of this writing appears to be the governorship although there's quite a bit of buzzing around the U. S. sen- atorship blossom. It is altogether likely that Mr. Herring will have opposition within his party as well as from without Two republicans have announced for the gubernatorial nomination, with a third, George Call, a young Sioux Cityan, regarded as a. third certainty, he having taken out nomination papers. J. M. Grimes, Osceola editor, and George Wilson, Des Moines lawyer, are the two avowedly in the race. Keynote service for the republican party at its last state convention gave Mr. Grimes statewide notice. For Dan. Turner this was an effective Introduction to politics beyond his local community. Those in best position to Mr. Grimes hold him. in highest esteem. Senator Wilson is regarded by many as the ablest member of the upper house in recent years. His abil ity was such that it commanded the respect of the rival party no less than it did that of his own republican associates in the senate. By the nature of things Senator Wilson has been the advocate and representative of capital city interests. A starting handicap, therefore, will be the label of "messenger boy for Des Moines" that has been pinned on him. And that's no mean handicap for in the popular mind, Des Moines has not lacked zealous representation in the governor's chair of recent years. Of course the picture isn't complete by any means as yet. Rumors fill the air of several impending candidacies. Among those whose names are being mentioned are Clarence Harper of Ottumwa, Leo Elthon of Worth county, James Rhodes of Newton and Joe Anderson of Thompson. With the three candidates already in the field, republicans will not lack for R. field from which to draw their nominee. LOOK OUT '* BELOW J In June, 1915, Mr. Morgan called the press "idiotic" for intimating that war loans would not be repaid. As regards Finland, the press was wrong. The country stands sorely in need of more teachers qualified by interest and understanding to teach safety to young America. A Minnesota editor observes that the submarginal land is no more a problem than the submarginal people who live on it. Somewhere around a half of the handiwork of the average crusading journalist is devoted to self-praise. At any rale, the new dealers are going to have a hard time impersonating Hamilton. It's now sinking in that neutrality and peace are not necessarily synonymous. Little time left for that traditional January thaw. The PROS and CONS WILL. SAVE STATE AND NATION? Garner Leader: The people of the 'state of Iowa can now retire each night with assurance that the welfare of the state and nation will be adequately cared for. This removes from their shoulders a heavy load which has been bearing them down for many months. The cause for all this rejoicing comes about through the announcement of present Governor Herring that he is going- to be a candidate for the United States senatorship, while Lieut. Gov. Kraschel will be seeking the governorship, all of which .assures the commonwealth of Iowa that, after next January, safe and sane men will be looking after the above named offices. You may ask, "Why so confident that Iowa will be so well cared for?"' Simply because they have both announced that they are running on the record they have made during the past four years. That record should, and will, defeat them in 1936. GOOD FOR RENO Atlantic News-Telegraph: Charges of intoxication against Milo Reno, well known farm leader and foe of the Roosevelt administration, have been 'dropped. "Insufficient evidence," was given as the reason for dropping the charges. We do not profess to know anything about the particulars of the incident, but we would be willing to wager that Mr. Reno was innocent of the charge, and that somebody trumped it up on him. Mr. Reno is a decidedly useful person to have around. He believes in the United States constitution and occupies the position of sentinel to prevent those in office from getting away with too much. That the charges against him have been dropped is good news to the many in the state who admire him for his courage and his refusal to be cowed or intimidated by those whose policies he criticises. TRIED TO BULL IT THROUGH Iowa Falls Citizen: No matter whether or not they now put through a program that is approved by the farmers and is also constitutional, the democrats are going to have a hard time making the farmers believe that the party in power has done anything more than use the farm problem for political purposes when it becomes more generally known and real- .zed that ail of the best judicial minds of the democratic party, including the democratic congressional eaders, were practically certain that AAA was unconstitutional before the act was passed. It's an old political to wilfully pass legislation to gain favor of voters, knowing it will later be killed by the courts as unconstitutional. MR. HOOVER'S REASONING Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: It is hard to follow Mr. Hoover in his belief that a congressional enactment, afterwards declared unconstitutional, somehow reflects on the integrity and judgment of the president in office when the law was passed. HOOVER'S CHANGED NATURE Ottumwa Courier: It is strange to see the stolid and bitter Hoover of four years ago smiling and buoyant, and the dashing and all friendly Roosevelt of four years ago castigating his enemies with lashing epithet. EXPLAINING UNSHOVELED WALKS Albert Lea Tribune: We note by a dispatch that a Lyle man dropped .dead while shoveling snow. By the icy condition of the walks in Albert Lea it must be that the information has been received here. BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT Ames Tribune-Times: Says the president of a big broadcasting company: "It is our fixed policy not to sell radio time for propaganda of any sort" What! No propaganda for cereals and tooth paste? KRASCHEL AND HERRING Council Bluffs Nonpareil: If the trend of sentiment against the new deal continues these boys are going to find themselves elected next November to retire from public office. A REAL FARM RELIEF HOPE · Spencer Daily Reporter: When the cornstalk comes into its own, there'll be no need of AAA, subsidies, McNary-Haugen bills or any of their ilk for the farmer. THE PIGS COULD HAVE TOLD 'EM Iowa City Press-Citizen: It took the supreme court long enough to learn the AAA was contrary to the constitution; little pigs learned long ago it wasn't good for theirs. PRECEDENT FOR THIS MIRACLE Austin Herald: The case of the dead Canadian who continues to breathe might have been even more amazing had it not been for the precedent set bv the NRA. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG A POETIC ANSWER TO A POEM By K. A. BOLIVIAN, Rockwell Hat* of/ tn our friend Holroyd, FV»r his poem on Hie c«'tirt; Truly, that auCttnt tribunal Jft not a thing for sport. Bui nht'tr would n* he «l*Hn E , ThU bleak nnfl unowy flay: H»rt V.P rhnnsrrt (DP ron.ililulIon. Before we began in make hn,T. A f t p r mnny yfnr* r( wflMnE Our Icgal right* to cfltn: A\ wrTfi civrn thp final product OJ the composite htimnn brain. Thin agricultural rnncfrofni \\* conftldered quite all tichl. Till It rhanscd the flow of commsrrft Then the outs b*£Rn to llfht, . It saved the farmer's fireside For this present wintry blast, And Inspired future hope For the man who wields the lnt. TCIPII tome* that sacred tribunal to make the final test; They eliminate the enactment Which so many had thought best. Th* court on Eeneral welfare. Divided six to three; A siiccfftlon that they're hnmnn, The flame fl« you and me. There nfilt Mrnnlnn t h e oiiMfm If thU art leenl he: \\crf nil thp t a r i f f * I'tal On prnrtitrU rrntninfc (he »»*. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott -SPANISH WORD , OK. qRAS?- riOPPER. BECAME -TftE- iriq ARRAL' C PLACE or- 4RA-;$ HOPPERS') OR GARDEN , WHERE "THE. -TOBACCO WAS RAIDED, AMD FOR vs/AM-T'oFA INDICATE, if WAS HOME. RA,lSED,-frlE PRoPUC-TlboK -fH£ NAME oF-THE CjARDEK OR WIME. SOME-TIMES RE-rXm A PRESSURE OF oVR 2.O6 POUNDS o "THE-SQUARE. INCH DURIN^-fflEFER.MEWlAlToH PERIOD 6 2 9 2 7 5 4 8851 oh olololplo 2 D 3 15 "THE 5CQR.E Of A BASEBALL qAME. dULY 14, 1902.. JBEWEEM "fWO 4REEK MER.C.URV OF AUSTRIA Puz.-z.LiMt; S-TAMPS" FOR NAME OF COUNTRY DOES Kof APPEAR ONI ANY oF -tt(E5B SfXMP^ Copj-richt. 1936, b}' Central Press Association, li«» DUE. DIET and HEALTH By T.OOAN CXENDEMNG, M. f t . FILM MAKES MEDICAL BLUNDER I ENJOYED the movie of "The Tale of Two Cities" the other night, and noticed that the producers took the trouble to insure the historical accuracy of the production by calling attention to the bibliography. I feel it my duty, therefore, to point out that in spite of these asseverations, there is a little point in the production that is quite puzzling to a medical historian. Almost at the end, when Sidney Carton visits the cell of Charles Darnay in order to substitute himself so that he can make the supreme sacrifice on the guillotine to insure Lucy's happiness, he naturally has to get Darney into a state of un- 'consciousriess in order that he may be removed from the prison. To do, this, he gets behind him, saturates a handkerchief with some sort of a liquid, which he puts over Darnay's mouth. Now, the historical question that I want to ask is, what was the Dr. Clendenini liquid or vapor which he used? To make my point clear, let me point out that the days of the guillotine were in 1793. The first vapor, or any other substance except drugs taken by mouth, which would produce unconsciousness, was nitrous oxide, as first used by Humphrey Davy in 1799. The first use of ether was in 1842 by Crawford Long of Georgia, and the first use of chloroform was in 1847 by Dr. James Y. Simpson of Edinburgh. No other general anesthetic was produced for half a century. And it is really too bad that Carton went to his death without revealing to the world that secret of anesthesia by a vapor or liquid. To do the producers justice, the scene is taken directly from Dickens' novel and Dickens made the same historical blunder. It is curious that he should have done so. The novel was written in 1859, and he must have remembered very well the sensation that occurred 12 or 15 years 'before, when anesthetic agents were generally introduced. So many people have written concerning the treatment for acne which was suggested in this column some time ago, that it is Impossible to answer all questions individually. The following questions are the ones most often asked: 1. What is the form of treatment? The use of a substance known as Antuitrin "S" given hypodermically, 2 c. c. every other day. Antuitrin "S" is a product which is obtainable at a pharmacy. It should be administered under the direction of a physician. 2. What physicians give this treatement? Any physician who is capable of giving a hypodermic injection can give it. For literature on the subject, physicians are referred to the "New England Medical Journal," June 27, 1935. 3. How many treatments are necessary? This depends on individual idiosyncrasy; no definite answer can be given which covers all cases. Experience has been that treatments are required over a period ranging from 3 to 9 weeks--five to 24 treatments. 4. Are the results permanent? The treatment has not been carried on long- enough to determine whether results are permanent or not. The report states that the cases which were treated were selected because of the severity of their acne which had, in each instance, been resistant to the various forms of treatment previously employed. Half of this group had good results; 33 per cent had fair results, and the rest showed slight improvement.. The criterion for good results is that the acne practically disappears as an active process. ONCE OVERS By .1. 4. BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE Y OUR business place should be devoid of nonsense and horse play but it need not take on the clammy atmosphere of a morgue. There are too many places where people must talk in undertones. Employes under a strain give a visitor the impression that he should hurry through what business he has and get out. If you want customers--and what business can exist without them--you must give friendly, courteous treatment. When a customer is met by a tenseness in every word and action among those witb. whom he plans to spend his money, he won't go back any oftener than is absolutely necessary. There is that perfunctory "thank you," utterly failing to prove there is any sincerity back of it. People don't ]ike to trade where they are waited upon by a lot of machines or people who act like machines. When they have business to transact, it means money to the owner of the place, and the spender is entitled to courteous treatment, certainly. How do you and your clerks greet customers? EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-Officers elected at the annual election of the Cerro Gordo county bar association are John Cliggitt, president; J. H. McConlogue, vice president; J. J. Clark, secretary, and J. E. E. Markley, treasurer. LONDON--The Aero club's balloon today successfully crossed the English channel and descended in safety in Bermonville, France. The entire time consumed from London to the place of descent was 4 hours and 10 minutes. Dr. F. Evans of Nora Springs returned to his home today after a visit in the city, during which he was the guest of Mayor and Mrs. Dawson. The coal men are having their troubles this year, due to the mildness of the climate. No buyers for coal can be found in the city. The loss among the jobbers is reported to be great this year. Mesdames James Rule and M. M. Bradley left last night for Chicago where they will visit relatives. Twenty Years Ago-H. W. Millard of Charles City was in the city visiting friends yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Breese have returned from Chicago where they visited friends the past week. The high school girls' basketball team won at Garner last night by a score of 14 to 11. NEWPORT NEWS--The British South African liner, "Appam," given up for lost, was brought into Hampton Roads today flying a German man of war flag with a German crew in command. The ship was captured by a German submarine off the Canary Islands Jan. 15. Dr. S. A. O'Brien has been appointed nose and throat specialist for the prison hospital at the Anamosa state reformatory. Mason Cityans admitted to citizenship at naturalization hearings before Judge J. J. Clark in district court today were Christus E. Satirakopulos, George Banos and Joseph Jecman. Leon Liesenberg left today on an extended business trip through Nebraska and Kansas. Ten Years Ago-Basketball scores last night included the following: Des Moines U. 24, South Dakota university 17; Iowa Wesleyan 32, Western Union 26; Oklahoma U. 30, Grinnell 19; Coe 21, Carleton 20, and Simpson 37, Upper Iowa 23. D. K. Lundberg left last night for New York City to attend the national conclave of the retailers and to purchase spring merchandise. V. I. Griffin left for Chicago yesterday to attend a meeting of insurance men. J. R. Campbell of Northv.-ood is visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Fields, 334, Twentieth street southeast. Mrs. Iva Willey left today for Newton where she will organize a new chapter of the Sons of Veterans auxiliary. Mrs. Jay Lorenz returned yesterday from California where she has spent the past eight weeks visiting relatives in various cities. TOMORROW Notable Births--Izzie Iskowitz, b. 1893, better known as Eddie Cantor, stage screen and radio comedian whose life story might be called "From Gags to Riches" Rupert Hughes, b. 1872, novelist and biographer of Washington Tallulah Bankhead, b. 1902, actress-daughter of the majority-leader of the house of representatives H. R. Knickerbocker, b. 1S98, celebrated war correspondent Zane Grey, b. 1875, author of best selling novels Isham Jones, b. 1894, orchestra leader and composer who originally was a coal miner Dr. Irving Langmuir, b. 1881, world famous chemist-researcher' of Schenectady, N. Y Franz Peter Schubert, b. 1797 in Vienna. He wrote his first symphony when he was 16, his immortal Erl King at 17. Jan. 31, 1608--The date given by Capt. .Inhn Smith as that upon which his life was saved by the brunet daughter of Powhatan. There is no basis for believing that his popular story of his rescue by Pocahontas ever happened. He never said anything about it until after Pocahontas' arrival hi England as the wife of John Rolfe. Then he wrote an account of it in a letter of Queen Anne. Smith was the Richard Halliburton of his day, rushing into print frequently with highly eulogistic accounts of his adventures, and we know little about him except what he tells us in his incredible books. But he did devise one of the first telegraphic systems of communication. ONE MINUTE FlILPIT--Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: Much more than the wicked and the sinner.--Proverbs 11:31. OBSERVING NO WAY TO TREAT A TELEPHONE, HE SAYS ^^ "have a bone to pick with SBlS w ith those in public, or semi- ,® t " public, office--or anywhere else for that matter--who make a practice of leaving their telephone receivers down as a means of avoiding calls," says J- G. "This is one service, it strikes me, which the public has a right to expect from those whom it maintains in office." This observation was prefaced by an account of a recent incident in which J. G. went by a certain office in which those in charge were resorting to this means of escaping a flurry of calls. --o-- A TJTTLE HEAKSTISM YVJUX GO A LONG WAY confess I've had my mo- ·jjSsbments of suspecting that ^s£*" Colonel Lindbergh was a bit too "uppity" in his dealings with the American press--which made him the world figure that he is. But when I read some of the methods employed by the New York newspapers to intrude upon his privacy for pictures, I swing clear over to his side. David Lawrence, eminent Washington correspondent, stated in a recent story that the Lindberghs' decision to go abroad was precipitated by the action of two news photographers who, in order to obtain a picture of Jon. recently drove their own automobile in front of the Lindbergh car in such a way as to force it to the curb and then made flashlights of the child through the car window. According to the New York Times, the startled nurse and chauffeur brought home a story of being forced to pull over to the side of a road by a large black automobile while several men leaped out, pointing cameras at the Lindbergh car in which Jon was riding. The photographic exploit of Hearst's New York Mirror was the handiwork of Richard Sarno, staff photographer. The "Editor and Publisher" recently told of Sarno's "success" as follows: "One year ago Sarno was assigned to get a picture of the second son of Charles A. Lindbergh. It took about two weeks, but Sarno performed the impossible. He brought back a fine shot of 'Baby Jon' with his mother . . . Several days ago Sarno again returned with new triumphs. After working on the story for a week, Dick (Richard Sarno) brought back a splendid shot of the Lindbergh youngster. If Sarno keeps up his batting average, Colonel Lindbergh will have an annual picture record of his son." The Morrow'estate in New Jersey has been literally besieged by reporters and photographers who climbed trees, scaled walls and resorted to trickery in a vain effort to photograph the young Lindbergh chiid. The only photographs of the baby were snapshots taken by the father who released the pictures on the understanding that none were to be made available to the following newspapers in New York: The Evening Journal, American, Daily News, Mirror and Graphic. I've reached the point of wishing that it was Mr. Hearst and all the Richard Sarnos who had gone to England--on a one-way ticket. America and American journalism would be the better for it. W. 0. FIELDS ADDS TO HOLLYWOOD'S LEXICON jgm^see by the papers that W. SSgpC. Fields, that beloved old ^SSr comedian with the stop-signal snozzle, has been making use of his time while at a hospital recovering from his illness of several weeks ago. In the period of his enforced rest, he has compiled a dictionary for use on movie lots. I draw on it for the following: Obstructoid: Male camera hog. Obstructix: Female ditto. Squeemudgeon: Director who calls an actor to studio at S a. m. and doesn't use him until 11.' Blurdubble: Lyrical big game hunters. Bibliodemon: One who looks through your volumes of the classics for uncut pages. Plant-Lifter: The guy who is always button-holing you to tell how his garden is coming along. Muckopple: Studio gossip. Whether these additions to the Hollywood lexicon were needed, I don't know. But I'm willing to mark this merry-Andrew A for effort. --o-A FULL WEEK WITHOUT ONE HIGHWAY KILLING jnafe. wonder if you noticed that Sssritiny little paragragh tucked *^^ away in a corner of Page 1 the other night--the one which told about Iowa going a full week without a death on her highways. True, it was a week of severely cold weather, with traffic on our highways at an absolute minimum most of the time. At the same time, however, driving conditions were at their worst. It would have been easy to make a bad record under these conditions. Understand, I'm not claiming any large significance for this deathless week. It's no more than a pleasing portent. But it is that. It gives encouragement to the idea that Iowa CAN reduce her highway slaughter. Whether she ..WILL depends on all of us who plant ourselves behind the wheel of an automobile. Answers to Questions By FREDERIC ,1. HASKIU PLEASE NOTE--A reader can Bet the answer to any question of fact by tvrlt- Inc Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic 3. Haskin, Director. WnshinKton, D. C. Please inclose three (3) cents for reply. What were best 1935 motion pictures? E. G. In a poll of film critics throughout U. S. conducted by Film Daily, the following: David Copperfield, Lives of a Bengal Lancer, The Informer, Naughty Marietta, Les Miserables, Ruggles of Red Gap, Top Hat, Broadway Melody of 1936, Roberta, and Anna Karenina. When was the first volume of Mark Sullivan's "Our Times" published? B. N. In 1926. Succeeding volumes in 1927, 1930, 1932, 1933 and 1935. Who was the last person to swim the English channel? W. S. Emma Faber of Austria swam from Griz-Nez, France, to the English coast near Dover in 14 hours 8 minutes on Aug. 18, 1934. In 1935 several attempts were made, but there was no completed crossing. What city has been for the longest period continuously inhabited? J. D. Damascus in Syria is thought to be. Its foundation Is attributed by Josephus to "Uz. son of Aram. The exact date of its foundation is unknown. It is referred to in Genesis, Chapter XIV. How much does it add to a cas bill to keep n, pilot light burning on a gas range? J. M. Depends upon price of gas. A pilot light burns about one or two cubic feet of gas in 24 hours and costs about % cent a day. How many home-makers gainfully employed? E. J. In the 1930 census 3,923,516 homemakers were gainfully employed. As defined by the census, a home-maker is that woman member of the family responsible for care of the home and the family. Where did Billy Sunday preach his last sermon? -1. C. On Oct. 27, 1935. at Mishawaka, Ind. How much whisky produced In Kentucky In 19S5? I-. F. More than 50.000.000 gallons. no monkeys have to Iw feO (he same diet as'babies? T. W. Monkeys in the Central Park mo are not only fed seven times a day. but have violet ray treatments. Their diet is as follows: warm milk and bread, cooked sweet potatoes, lettuce, bananas, oranges, grapes, cooked rice or prunes and apples. List the extinct animals. R. M. Such would involve inclusion of those which became extinct in the prehistoric period--many thousands. Outstanding species which have become extinct in the last century or two are the quagga, a South African wild ass allied to the zebras and similarly striped, exterminated during the nineteenth century; the j Arctic sea cow, exterminated at the end of the nineteenth century; and the following bids: The dodo, solitaire, great auk, passenger pigeon, heath hen, Carolina parrakeet, Labrador duck and Eskimo curlew, Is water ever used as currencv? :L. M. In the goldfield district of Central Australia water is at such a premium workmen are often paid so many gallons for a piece of work. In six months there has been only one rainfall there. What does "a cappella," mean? M- B. In the style of the church. It refers to singing which is unaccompanied, or vocal music with accompaniment simply doubling the voice parts in unison or octaves. For whom is the Hauptrmmn child named? F. L. For Manfred von Richthofen, the German aviation ace. Why is a strict disciplinarian called a martinet? H. T. The Marquis of Martinet, a young colonel in the reign of Louis XTV, thoroughly reorganized and drilled the army. His name became a symbol for discipline. How long must a person have been dead- to be eligible to Hall of Fame at New York University? H. H. Only persons dead 25 or more years are eligible. What is stink damp? H. M- Air in coal mines which contains sufficient hydrogen sulphide to smell like rotten eggs. It is more poisonous than carbon monoxide, one-tenth of one per cent causing death. Homemade Candies No matter how much candy you have from the confectioners, homemade sweets always are welcome. Nor do you need to be an expert cook to make delicious candies in your own kitchen. The first thing to do is to ask our Washington Information Bureau for a copy of the new borne service booklet, "Candy Recipes." Inclose 10 cent? to cover cost, postage and handling. 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 new booklet, "Candy Recipes." Name ...~TM Street -.,.. City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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