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FEBRUARY 9 1931 (Slobe A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued' Every Week Day by the MASON CITV GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 380 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 th use for publication of all news dispatches credited t it or not otherwise credited In this paper, and also a : local news · published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Daily, per year _. 57.0 Daily, per week 1 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake , Daily, per year by carrier 57.0 Daily, per week by carrier 1 Daily, per year by mail:'. 4.0i 6 months, §2.25; 3 months, 51.25; 1 month · .5' Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6.0' 6 months $3.25 3 months 1.7: Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter It Is nought good a sleeping hound to wake - --CHAUCER ANTI-PROHIBITION SUBTERFUGE /pHERE is much of intellectual dishonesty in th campaign against prohibition. Wets are forever harping on the cost of enforcement yet they -know that the total expenditure involved in this isn't a drop in the bucket as compared with the bill which would have to be paid for this work if there 'were a saloon on every corner as once there v/as in the cities. Then too there is-much wailing about the loss of lives from prohibition enforcement. In ten years the total has reached 1,410 deaths. Many of the fatalities were prohibition agents acting within their proper scope. This number loses its force when measured alongside the fact that last year--just one year-there were almost 20,000 persons needlessly killed in automobile accidents. If the primary desire or wets was to save money, they would quit harping about the relatively trivia! coat of prohibition enforcement and direct their energies to cutting down local taxation. That's where governmental extravagance is found in its most aggravated form. . If the primary desire of these wets was to cut down unnecessary deaths, they would direct their efforts to the safety first movement and to movements which are designed to raise publici health standards. Here they could contemplate the saving of hundreds of thousands of lives yearly, not a mere 1,410 in a ten- year period. Clearly enough all of this is subterfuge on the part of the prohibition enemies. Their principal peeve against the eighteenth amendment is that it tends strongly, to restrict the flow of liquor. BENITO'S LUCKY STAR ,TENITO MTTSSOLINI seems to attract trouble like * v ^ a llgntning rod. His latest appearance in the news, ' a week after the run-in with General Butler which has left a court-martial pending against that officer following a formal American apology to II Duce, comes from discovery of a plot to assassinate him in Rome. Two men. were arrested by his secret service bodyguard; one of them killed a policeman and wounded himself. In their room were found bounds. The room overlooked the path followed every day by Mussolini's auto on his way to his office. The Italian authorities say they have known of a new plot against Mussolini for some time and have been shadowing those implicated. A series of arrests is likely to follow. The fascist alarm over Mussolini's safety has apparently been growing for some time, with wholesale arrests and exiling 1 to the notorious prison islands of hundreds of Italians who do not agree with the new regime. Of course the two men arrested are "dangerous anarchists" officially. But the opposition to Mussolini proceeds most from the liberals and intellectuals of Italy, who resent the fascist destruction of IJalian democracy. Whether the men arrested are only tools, or leaders in the organization of Mussolini's enemies is not known. One of them seems to have'been a naturalized American. ' This is, at the lowest count, the third effort on Mussolini's life. He was, indeed, wounded in the face on one occasion, but that was the work of a half-crazed Englishwoman rather than of political enemies. Two serious political plots have been thwarted since 1926, however. . CLEW TO MISSING SHIPS? A FTER rowing a dory ror 72 hours without food and ^^ water the crew of the schooner Carranza reached shore to tell an extraordinary tale of seeing its ship split in twain and sent to the bottom by a bolt of lightning far out at sea. There fails to come to mind, and newspaper files have not furnished a precedent, for this unusual sea disaster. Rarely does lightning find a target in the open ocean and this is the first eye-witness account of the destruction of a ship by heavenly fire. The wrecking of the Carranza may have cleared up the mystery of many of those ships which have 'gone to sea never to -return and leaving no clew as to their fate. Survivors of the Carranza escaped only by a margin of minutes and then only by good fortune and quick action. Might not this also explain some of our tragedies of the air from which none has survived to tell the tale? Many planes have crashed in storms from no apparent cause. It is a hazard aviation must consider, altho at least one scientist has argued that no plane in flight has ever been observed to accumulate a sufficient charge of electricity to attract lightning. Even if airplanes are immune from Vulcan's bolts the latter still furnish an alibi for the earth-bound. FORGETTING ITS MEMBERSHIP rpHE American Automobile association is out with ·*· a vigorous defense of the bus and the truck.'With a graphic chart it seeks to show that the common carriers which use the public's road system are paying their fair share of taxes, ns compared with railroads. While effective answer could be made to the general contention, the thing of greatest interest in the situation Is that the automobile association heads aefira to think that there ia a common interest between MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE the rank 1 and file of its membership and the common carrier on the highway. A more accurate view Is that their interests are more opposed than alike, that in large measure thc comfort and safety of the ordinary motorist is mo*e adversely affected by the truck and the bus than by any other factor met up with in highway travel. Here, as in numerous past cases in WHICH the association has opposed increased gasoline taxes and other measures designed to speed the road-building program of the country, the organization is off on the wrong- foot, if consideration of the welfare of the motoring public is a primary interest. , CONGRESS GOES NATIVE ^ 1TH the "gentleman from Arkansas" invading the house of representatives to deliver in person the senatorial equivalent of the belligerent dance-hall invitation to "come on outside if you dare," to a Michigan congressman who has replied to his verbal attacks wtth the short and ugly word made famous by Theodore Roosevelt the elder, it is perhaps permissible to wonder if M is quite what it seems among the conscript fathers of the nation. Partisan rancor is getting a bit-out of hand when one elected representative of the people of a great state permits himself to call another a liar, to which the latter can find no retort but as invitation to a slugging match. The horrid thot arises that perhaps m such hands, the affairs of the nation are not being settled upon the high plane of disinterested principle. Ought congress, perhaps, to add the statutes of the Marquis o f Queensberry to the rules of both houses and to select a duly qualified referee to the chaplain sergeant-at-arms and other supernumerary officials? OTHER EDITORS THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley ... .. ,,. THE FIRST ROUND At antic News-Telegraph: We would say that the uversity of Iowa won the first round jn the a-itation over alleged irregularities at that inst ?uton "one of the things which it was urged"was open to censure r^A 0 ' £ e P'»t National ban^o? Io°wa . , - -- *.Tw.m Jt university fund?°Jv£n id M, lllter : at °? thc Roc kefeller foundation funds griveni. the university and deposited there. ·«,,?« I de Y elpps ' according to the report made by State Accountant E. F. Brown to State Budget Director Osear Anderson, that the Iowa City bank did not TM,, th e interest on the Rockfeller foundation · the reason the funds were invested in other which yielded more Interest than the 2V- i "?i ,£ ald ° n state ^P 05 ^- One item involving the float 'on some certified checks from the fund ^t»T e f?° . m , terest P aid by the bank, but in this instance the interest was waived by the state board of education in view of the increased -return McChesney obtained by his investment of the funds. y The official probe of university affairs has not yet 'ut is stm endin" has ' been voted by the lowahouse lalrl^t 3 that 'I 1 the * ace of the se rious charged" that lave been made against-the university management be e tho?o iQvesti ira«°n should proceed and should It would seem that the charge in riresard to the nterest on university funds his been largely exploded by the announcement of the state budget director R,,r ,,,,, do not thi^ thig should « ate to _ ative investigation. The state owes it university management as well as to the people of Iowa to go thru with the proposition. If there have been no irregularities the people should know "it and f irregularities have existed they should know, tbat, .00. The university belongs to the people of the stSte- and it costs them a lot of money. While the thing is in £ur it would seem to be good business that the nvestlgation asked for be prosecuted thoroly and that he public be given all the facts. STATE POLICE VALUE PROVED The State Trooper: "Our system of state police hat ·roved its value. To the outlying and rural communi- HANQ OUT Fora TVOO COLLARS A 5AME THATS^VJHAT I TOLD HIM, HEAJ'RY, NOT To SW^J UP VJ1TH THE HOOTSTOWN -TEAM Fora LAST x^Ares FIC,U!5E-A DOl_l_AI5- A 5AME AIMT I T E L U . H I M -THE VslEAIS AND TEAR THEY WANT ME TO BUY MY OWN G,I_OVE- AND SPIKED SHOES,, I L L TURN AMATEUR BEFORE I'LL «W .·^^^j^f^^ E48EIST V\)H1FFEN,,VJHO HAD A SECOND OF NINETY-sevevsj HOMB- RUNS WITH HOOTS TOWN HORNETS LAST-YEAR 'OUT FOR A BETTER; CONTRACT *V-JS?~ DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clenileiilne cannot diagnose or give personal luuvvcra lo letters Irom readers. When questions arc o( B enornl Interest, licm-cver. (hey will be taken up. In ordur. In the dully column Address your queries : 0 rr. Lognn clendenlnE, euro ot Tim Clone-Gazette. Write lecitily and not more than 200 vtrordl VITAMINS ESSENTIAL TO HEALTH A NIMALS depend on a supply of vitamins for healthy *"V existence. Nothing in physiology, nothing in hygiene, is more certain than that. The development of this dependence is-an interesting study in adaptation. -- ~ It began when animals, the very lowest in the scale, began to consume other living creatures--other animals and plants. They ate their food in the raw state. Getting it in the raw state, they took in a great many of those chemical substances - t TM,, ° me a blllwark ° f protection against the it. Wherever, necessary, it should be strengthened nd enlarged. It is not intended, of course, that the should su PP lant local law enforcement enci "The latter have their own responsibilities right vhere they are and should be free from interference y the state as long as they function effectivelv Howver the state police force may properly and with great value supplement and correlate the work of local tticers and for this purposeat should be welcomed bv very community. 1 "An adequate road patrol could do much to deter seas - The little monkeys in the trees lived off raw he criminal and supplement the regular police atren ' fruits and uncanned tomatoes. And in the course of ies with a new second line defense np-nintt- /H^» time raw foods or the substances that were in raw we now call vitamins. The development of tue process w;e call animal nutrition was all a gradual process of adaptation. H was not Jaid out beforehand as a divine plan or as a rigid plan. Animal machinery found protein, fat and starch in its food, and adapted itself to utilize them. In the course -" of time they became necessities. Dr. Clemlening Animals now cannot get along without them. But it is quite possible to imagine that if they had begun to eat raw minerals, phosphorus, iron, sulphur, carbon, etc.--they could have learned to use them instead of organic materials. And their evolutionary process of adaptation would have been such that they could not get along wtihout raw sulphur and phosphorus and would have starved to death on a diet of animal and vegetable food. One of the things animals adapted themselves to was raw food. They had to. The little fishes in the Masozoic sea had no one to cook them lobster a la Newburg any more than the little fishes in the present egislature. 1 · Bruckor ' in his line defense against crime " _ to the Michigan OKLAHOMA'S NEW GOVERNOR Nora. Springs Advertiser: Oklahoma seems to be .,*\ J?, ff a S ain - Governor Murray, who made ltch.-hike campaign, won and is now for a means f shutting out the lobbyists from the capital. Sentor 1 idler has introduced a bill in which he wants he state to build a dormitory of 175 rooms to ac- ommodatc the senators and representatives He would have the members of the legislature housed n this building with guards thruout so that the lobby- ts would be unable to contaminate them. In intrp- ucmg the bill the senator states it is "to protect he morals of legislators by removing influence of icious lobbying rampant in hotels." PRESERVING IOWA'S "SWITZERLAND" \Ves_t Union Argro-Gazette; To save a remnant of owas native beauty for the recreation and culture of he citizens of oncoming generations is a task to which he able and earnest legislators from northeastern ovva are a little more keenly devoted than are some thers, because the .scenery of "the Switzerland of owa is dear to them. We shall look for any well or- ered program of conservation to get the active sup- ort of Allamakee and Clayton and Winneshiek and ayette and all Uie rest--nor do we think we shall be isappomtecl. ·* i ^.». THE INSURANCE ANGLE Mankato Free Press: There is no doubt that ublic opinion sympathizes especially with war vet- rans who are in want. But the agencies of relief hat are operating thruout the country are open qually to them. Those who have the best interests f these veterans at heart would be the most sorry o see -the destruction of the insurance system which as been established at such cost to provide immediate id for their dependents sh6u!d the breadwinners be aken away. N BUT HIS METHOD WON'T DO Newell Mirror: Arch McFarlane says "All that's he matter with Iowa is that it's too easy to make a vmg here. Mr. McFarlane's method of making a ond living probably is an easy one, but everyone does ot choose to make money in this manner. NO EXCUSE FOR LEAVING Council Bluffs Nonpareil: It is said that robins ave arrived in Iowa. There was really no valid reason or their leaving the state this year ONE MINUTE PULPIT--And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to hear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. --Hebrews, ix, 27, 28. foods became absolute necessities to the animal machinery. It would be a great deal more convenient to man if his machinery had not become adapted to the necessity of raw substances. For in thc meantime he has laerned to cook. And by cooking he can make his food taste better and last longer. By last longer I mean he can save it over from one meal to the next without having it putrify. But very largely the cooking does destroy his necessary vitamins. Some, such :is vitamins A and D. are less destroyed than others, but all are to some extent affected. So man has some raw substances--oranges, s1Llad, oysters, milk, butter --b'erved with his cooked food. Since he cannot conveniently "evoluto" away from this dependence on raw products, man's ingenuity has come to his rescue. The canning industries have found methods of preserving food without destroying the vitamin content. The methods are not adapted to home preserving, and most home preserves are Inciting in vitamins. But it'is comforting to know that most canned fruits and vegetables still retain much of these vital necessities. EARLIER DAYS IScIng n Dally rompiliillan of IntercMlnp Items front It "Twenty Vi-nra AR«" Flies of Dm GloliR-GnzcUu. I-'EH. », 1011 Editor's Nolc: Four palhplilets anil four articins by Dr. deadening can now be obtained by nenrtlng JO cents In coin for each pamphlet and 2 cents in coin fbr each nrtlclo. \\ilh a se]f-ndi!rrased, stamped envelope, to Dr. LoK«n Clcmtening, In care of this paper, or Central Press Association, 113,1 Knst Twelfth street, Cleveland, Ohio. Thc pamphlets are: "Reducing and Gaining," "Infant. Feeding," "Instructions for thc Treatment of DLatJCles" and "Feminine Hygiene." Tlie articles are: "Normal Did," "DIfit of thc Expectant Mother," "Tti- becutosls" and "The Atonic Abdominal Wall." JUST B- EDGAR A. GUKST LOSSES -.Vhat are losses anyway? Where's the man can truly say Loss of money which he had Is inevitably bad ? Poor it leaves the purse, but oh, It may help the man to grow. It may help him to attain Infinitely richer gain. Loss of health is worse by far Than our money losses are. Loss of honor, loss of will, Loss of courage, loss of skill, Loss of friends and loss of wit Leave a mortal badly hit. Men who still these joys retain Place and fortune may regain. Failure's temporary siing With it greater joy may bring. It may rouse a man to find Hidden powers nf heart and m i n d . It may stir within his breast Strength of which he'd never guessed. Ho may gain new splendors, which He'd have lost by staying rich. A delightful social evening was enjoyed by a number of friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Pauley, River heights, last evening, where a dinner was served and the evening was spent in conversation in which lore, new, ancient, and forgotten was indulged in. The feature of the event was a four course dinner served in exclusive taste and appointment with all the accessories that go to make up the acme of gustatory delights. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. Farrell, Mr. and Mrg. Currie, Mr. and Mrs. Gibson and Mr. and Mrs. Halsey. The dinner club will be at the home of Mrs. W. L. Nichols on Superior street Friday evening. Frances Hurley, East Drummond street, was the hostess last evening to a party of friends, A bob party was the diversion. , That the Mason City fire department is appreciated was evidenced yesterday when Fire Chief Connors received a. letter of appreciation and a check for $100 from W. E. Erice. The letter thanked the men of the fire department and Chief Connors for the quick and efficient service given the Mason City and Clear Lake Electric line and incidentally Mr. Erice at the fire which destroyed and damaged several cars of the company this week. The letter expressed the feelings of Mr. Brice as to the valuable work the department did in saving the property of the company from greater loss than resulted. A happier thot than to divide the money among members of the department occurred to Chief Connors, who after looking up the law concerning the matter, got the consent of Mr. Brice to use the money as the start of a pension fund. The law concerning the pension fund for city firemen provides that it may be created by the levy of a one-half mill tax. The $100 was therefore placed as the beginning of the pension fund for the benefit of Mason City firemen. The money will be placed at interest at once. The department was considerably surprised but as well as gratified at the generous gift of Mr. Brice. Advertising is the biggest problem of the commercial world. The commonest fallacy is the failure to concentrate, the scattering of fire, the awful waste of reaching everybody and convincing nobody, the use of all papers in the field, billboards, streetcars, church programs, circulars, booklets and every known means of advertising. As far as Mason City is concerned, any advertiser who will concentrate in the Globe-Gazette, is certain of great success and at the smallest expenditure at which success is possible. W. F. Fitch, water commissioner, arrived home yesterday from a visit at Iowa Falls and Hampton, where are in operation two deep well pumps, the former drawing water 600 feet and the latter 1,700 feet, which he found were working in good shape and liad been in constant use for several yours. The object of the visit was the procuring of information that will help the city in its solution of a water supply question. 1 Judge Lindsey arrived in the city this afternoon from Corning ivhere he spoke last evening aucf wiil 2ecture this evening at the Wilson opera house under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. An effort is being made lo procure thc Colorado jurist to make an address either this afternoon or tomorrow morning before the high school. n, ,, ~~ SIH.M i t " on . "TTM". n "' 'liw»l'"ii »' 'net mid set the unwer Imek hi ii personal lellrr. It Is il ijreiit educational Idea Introduced Into Die Hvrs uf the mnit InlelllBent pro|ile In the uorlil--Americnn newspaper trailers. 11 Is ,i part of Ihiit l,Mt purpose of a new«p»pcr-»ervlce. There 1, ,,,, V.rnc e"ce," 2 «·,,!, In «,ln or "tiuwi for return |.o»lu K e. Get tho ImLlt of lulling ,,,,.-slIon,,. Addrc,, y o i i r · l e l l e r I "7 e tilobo-GMflle Information Kurraii. Frederic ,1. llmkln, Director, «°,"hln B t," D O J. How many passengers use Oakland-Son Francisco ferries? II. F. A. In 1929, the number was !7,256,047. Q. How ninny sheets will a 500 pound hale of cotton iniikc? M. SI. A. Allowing 15 per cent for waste, 675 82x99 inch sheets. Q. Is it true thnt trees explode from extreme coltl? E. W. A. No, but they are subject to frost cracks. At times the extreme cold wood of the tree will contract, in other words it will become frozen. If the sun comes out and shines brightly on one portion of the tree and the rest of the tree is unable to take up the expansion, the result is a cirack. Sometimes this cracking makes itself heard. This noise is not comparable to an explosion. Q. How many Popes liuvo there lieen tn the Roman Catholic church? L,. r. A. Pope Pius XI is the 27£Hh. Q. Which is noisier, un iiirphmo motor or propeller? U. M. A. The army air corps says the propeller makes the greater volume of noise. Q. Are insects in the woods better off iu u winter which hns snow or one in which the ground is bare? S. L. A. They benefit by a winter of heavy snow. The snow protects the insects during their dormant period from changes of temperature and penetrating winds. Q. What is meant \vlum it is said that senators- sire pulrci] ? HI. M. A. Sometimes a senator belonging to one party agrees with a senator belonging to the other party that neither will vote if the other is absent, the theory being that they would always vote on opposite sides of the question. This is called m pair. Sometimes pars are obtained on a particular vote only. For instance, if a senator in favor of a certain piece of legislation is ill or unavoidably detained, fiis friends arrange for someone on the opposite side of thc question not to vote. This insures for each a record as to whether or not he favors a particular piece of legislation. While many persons are opposed to general pairs, as the first is called, nil arc glad to arrange a pair for a specific: measure if a senator is unavoidably prevented from being present to vote. }. Worn iho old Currier Ivc.s prints cnlnrcil by hand? M. E. C. A. The firm of Currier Ives Inc. says: "The original firm of N. Currier and Currier and Ives was dissolved in JB07. Practically all of the old prints were pulled from stones and colored by hand. Toward the end, the old Currier Ives tried some color lithography but it was not very extensive, nor satisfactory." j. What is a kermess? K. C. C. A. Originally it was a church festival, but later was an outdoor festival or fair held annually in the Low Countries of Europe and French Flanders. Either an indoor or outdoor fair on the order of the Flemish festival is sometimes given this name. BO-BROADWAY ·«· JO.SEl'H VAN JIAAT.TK 1 VIEW YORK, Feb. 9.--The house 1 * committee of a swank Madison avenue club received from one of the members the following note: "I luuched at thc club Tuesday with two guests. We partook of an omelet. There were · two roaches in. it. I am not an accomplished carver, and the task of dividing the pair of insects among three of us was a delicate nnd difficult task. Might I suggest thnt in future: "(I) You serve at least one roach to each person; or, "(2) That you serve no roaches at all." TOLD--AND MADE *· --A score of tea rooms in town have fortune tellers on their staff, who circulate among the alppers prying into the future for them gratis. In one of these places the esoteric tribe comprises four tea-leaf read ers, a couple of palmists, three card readers, one numerologist, an as trologer and a graphologist. The boss of tlie tea house doesn't believe in any of that hooey; but he's a good businessman--that is, he takes.the viewpoint of his best customers. When he saw that the dames were falling for the fortune-telling stuff he had some book shelves built and installed an odd volume or two on occult science. Today, his book sales alone are 1,000 volumes a week- DALMY DAYS--A society woman, U on the rocks, dropped into one of those fortune-telling-tea-shops tho other afternoon for n pot of young hyson, to quiet her nerves. Half an hour later she was in another Joint of its kind, applying for a job. Back in the days of tho Bull Market, she had read the palms of the plutocrats, for fun, at social affairs in her own home. Now, she's doing it for a living. I IV/fE, TOO-- John D. Rockefeller, m Jr., finds that riches thwart his secret ambitions. He longs to be as other men, but the dollar is the barrier. Boy, get Mr. Rockefeller one of those Crying Towels! QH, YEAH?-- Now York retail v "' jewelers have resolved to refuse to buy shirts that are built to fasten with buttons, instead of collar buttons and cuff-links. Such shirts, they say, discourage the purchase. of jewelry. · * · VTIGHT CLUBS THREATENED-- 1 ' The night club racket has about petered out on Broadway and tho toys and girls are making a desperate effort to iflject new life into it. Even the beat of the Wild Oat Casinos .are ._ ineas. And now the 'Police.' Commissioner Ja threatening to put a 1 A M. curfew into effect. If that happens the game will curl up like a caterpillar on a hot stone. THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG KKKI'ING KECOKD STRAIGHT. DES MOINES, Feb. 6.--I noticed m your paper of Feb. 5 under the headline "Bill to Repeal Expense Money Act Loses Out" and then under the sub-heading "Clark Votes No," "the vote on the repeal measure was as follows," it rather indicates that I voted against the repeal of it, while, in fact, as you undoubtedly know, I voted to raise it, that s, I voted against killing the bill. I don't know as it makes a lot oC difference, however, but I want to ':eep the records straight if possible. YOUL- very truly, E. W. CLARK. Who's Who and Timely Views REASONABLE DEFENSE NECESSARY By DAVID WALSH Senator From Massiiclmssels. · i '"VS I 8 """" 11 Wttlsll was horn nt r.comlnsti-r, MUM.. Nov. II 1872 Ho | n end. imte of Holy Cress collBfie, ami .Boston university I aw ichotil n-pt l ' i ll M S^ 1 - 3 -? 10 -"".?.?' repraenimivM In JO00. he »erv«l t, TO ye,,TM.' I,i ,ni2 he "n* oSl YOUR'E THE JUDGE IEREMIAH HANKS contracted with Ed Steeg to J build a house for him. Payment was to be one- half of the amount when the plastering was started and the balance when the house was completed. During thc process of the work, but some time before the first payment was due, a windstorm blew the incomplcted structure off its foundation. Steeg, the contractor, employed a firm of building movers to put the building back on the foundation and agreed with the movers that the work should not cost beyond a specified figure. The building was put back and Steeg prepared the building for plastering, at which time the first half of the amount was due. Steeg went to Hanks and asked for the money. Hanks was willing to pay, but he asked Steeg to specify what lienable bills there were againat- the house so that he might deduct those from the payment. Steeg thot of the house movers and Hanks retained what Steeg told him the cost would be and gave Steeg the balance. Two days later, for reasons unstated, Steeg abandoned the job and Hanks had to have it finished at a greater price. So when the house movers came around for their money Hanks refused to pay. The house movers sued. How would you decide. (Ills case? Malic up your mind before you ronI tho decision? Tlie rler.f.sion L Thc court JicJil aH-linst tile movers. The JmlKC.t reasonnl thus: No third person can sim on an Agreement between two other parlies. Here Die agreement was between the contractor nml (lie cwner, not the movers. I T WOULD be suicidal for the United States to put its reliance soley upon the Kellogg tready to outlaw war and to abandon the army and navy. We fear no invasion; if we did, our present attitude toward na- t i o n a l defense would be criminal. We desire peace. That we have no wish for w a r is amply proven, it seems to me, by the Senator fact that we are David Walsh preparing f o r none and no one is seriously proposing that we should so prepare. Our present peace-time military estblishment is exceedingly small by every standard of measurement. It is insignificant, indeed, in comparison with the military establishments of thc European powers and Infinitesimal a comparison with the numbers of our population and the areas of our country. We have a scant 125,000 men under arms. We are the only Important nation today whose standing army is less than the number of policemen on Its street corners.' Tho United States has led the world in preaching Uie gospel that the doad to peace wns thru disarmament. That so little progress hn.s been made is regrettable. It is self- evident that we will never attain absolute assurance of absolute world peace until all nations have reduced their military and naval establishments to tho limits of a police force so .small as to preclude tho possibility of armed aggression. No measurable progress bus yet been made with respect to limitation, or disarmament by agreement, of land forces. The United States, free from the menace of attack by land, so long as its naval defense is adequate, hns never maintained a peacetime army of more than police- force proportions, so that our moves for land disarmament for the rest of the world have been purely altruistic and wholly ineffectual. But with respect to naval dis- nrmrtment much has happened in the past 10 years, tho how much and how effectual it has been is warmly disputed. Let me recapitulate, we are for disarmament, if the nations of the world will agree. In the absence of disarmament agreements and realities, we are against a militaristic program of national defense, but for that sane and reasonable, degree of military and naval defense that is a .safe insurance against all the uncertainties of the future that may place In jeopardy tho property, liberties and lives of our people,

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