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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEE SYNDICATE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Weeii Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 1I1-123 EMt State Str«t Telcphona No. 3SOO LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A.. NOREM LLO*D L. GEER . Publisher Managing Editor · - - City Editor Advertising 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. Pertinent or Impertinent SUBSCRIPTION RATES Maaon city and Ctear Lane, Mason City and Cl?ar Lake, by the year ............ J7.00 by the week ............ S .15 OUTSIUE MASON C1TI' AND CLEAR y«ar by carrier .... 57.00 Dy mat] G months ...... $2.00 Ptr week by carrier .... t .15 By mall 3 months ...... 51.00 Per year by mall ...... 51.00 By mall 1 month ...... 5 .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year ...... 53.00 BLx mouths. .. .53.00 Thre« months. .11.30 I It Is easy at any moment to resign the possession of a. great fortune; to acquire it is difficult --·* arduous.--UVX and B KIDNAPING COMES HOME OTH the haunting threat and the despicableness of the kidnaper have been brought home to all of us who are associated with the Lee group of newspapers in the thwarted abduction in Chicago Wednesday of E. P. Adler of Davenport, our chief executive. The details of the attack on him, his quick-witted escape, the subsequent arrest of the two assailants, the confession that a ransom was to be demanded and the suicide of one of the culprits have been related in the news stories. The case has stimulated widespread admiration for the courageous manner in which Mr. Adler met a desperate situation, beating off his assailants and, despite heat! injuries which would have sent most persons to the hospital, giving valuable help in identifying and capturing the kidnapers. Mr. Adler will feel that his experience has borne abundant fruit if it serves in some measure to quicken the public's indignation against this most loathsome of all criminals, the kidnaper. But public indignation in Itself is not enough. The government drive against kidnaping, considering the difficulties 'to be overcome has been conspicuously successful. But the efforts of the authorities must not be confined to seeking and punishing the kidnapers after the act, if this dastardly form of crime is to be atamped out. Police in both large cities and small should be ceaselessly vigilant in their search for and handling of suspicious characters. Evidence unearthed at Chicago shows that the men who followed and attempted to Wdnap Mr. Adler spent three weeks, in Davenport arranging their plans. No criticism of the Davenport police is inferred but an alert officlal- The Chicago health officer who dictated the policy of being secretive about Chicago's amoebic dysentery epidemic during the world's fair is on the radio now for a health product. Pleasant fellow to meet. Great good will builder. tf - ~ Routing disabled veterans from government hospitals and turning their beds over to civilian conservation corps members really was going a little too far with the National Economy league. * * * To the average postoffice patron some other day than Washington's birthday would be better for the experiment of no pickup or distribution of mail. * o * If Hugh Johnson would clear his throat when he talks over the radio, he would sound less like a hard- boiled top sergeant or a national dictator. V * v The democrats are going to file those charges against Ed Clark so many times that they'll actually begin to believe them eventually. o * a The specialist is up against a tough one when he finds that his patient is already without tonsils, teeth and appendix. V V tf There's reassurance in the fact that the boys who actually fly the mail haven't been brought under suspicion. DAILY SCRAP BOOK , 1934, by Central ?r*y A«xlation, inc. · ONE BIRTH EVERY 1 · ONE DEATH EVERY 23 SECONDS ONE IMMIGRANT EYEM 14 MINUTES ONE EMIGRANT EVERY 5MIKUTES NET G A I N One hopes that Belgium's new king has Inherited some of his father's ability, tactfulness and vision. * - * A necktie or two ought to be stock equipment In the cell of every prisoner held for kidnaping. OTHER EDITORS dom might well challenge. consider such z. situation as a Good fortune may have been an important ally but Mr. Adler's experience has proved that resource and courage of the intended victim, can also play a large phones part in thwarting the unholy plans of those who sink he is. to this lowest of all forms of criminal enterprise. The alert promptness of both hotel officers a n j later the .}ity authorities would tend to show that -whatever 'may have been said in the past to the detriment of 'Chicago officialdom, they have learned in the crucible of experience and have become formidable foes of the gangster and his ilk. To those of us who as members of the Lee organization know Jfr. Adler not only aa an outstanding- lowati and splendid example of the American businessman of the highest type but also as a leader inspiring in every quality of heart and mind, the strongest emotion we feel is one of extreme gratitude for the fortunate outcome of an experience which might easily have been so terrible. But we also believe and hope that as a result of this experience there may be a real and heartening advance in the morale and the determination of all of the forces everywhere that are battling against this scum of the criminal \vorld--the kidnapers.--L. P. L. ARMY AND AIRMAIL FLYING TACTICS Ralph Crum in lavenport Democrat: Nothing could have demonstrated the difference between army and airmail flying more promptly or more tragically than the deaths of the three army pilots flying to their posts of duty, to report for airmail flying under the new mail carrying program. To the army flyer, an order to report at Cheyenne or Seattle, the goals in these cases, meant going through in spite of snowstorms or any other obstacles, and being on the line at the appointed place and time. That was the spirit in which Lieutenants Grenier and White shoved off from Salt Lake City for Cheyenne, aud Lieutenant Eastman flew from Salt Lake until he crashed in Idaho on his way to Seattle. Orders were orders, and their only thought was to fly them out. Granier and White plunged into snow storms and fog, while Eastman's accident is more obscure. Airmail pilots who have fought fog and snow for years are still alive because of the tactics born o£ long experience which govern their day's work. If snow storms threaten their lives and that of their passengers, flights are canceled or postponed, passengers are given rail tickets from Salt. Lake to Rock Springs, for instance, or somewhere the other side of the particular hazard. There they are picked up by planes again and if they are traveling across the country, they save a day or two anyhow of time when their trip is compared to rail travel. Provided the conditions are not too bad, the pilot of the grounded plane dons a parachute, takes the mail in a smaller plane, and pushes through. If the conditions seem perilous, he lands on an emergency field, or any pasture if it is in Iowa or Illinois, and phones to the nearest landing field, telling them where OBSERVING ^iffSffi^aigwaWi^^^ IM WASH INS-TDK INDICATES . ESTIMATED POPULATION OF-ffiEli., FOR E.VER.Y SECOND OF-frlE YEAR LtM BURNER CHEESE FROM U M B U R d i BELGIUM,AND HOI" FROM G E R M A N Y BRII-I'A.NV fity MAKE RIDING oF p i Q S -- 'fHE. BRETONS IN R ) D E - f K E PIC -To M A R K E - T ^ H E R E Yf IS SOX.D -THEN WALK HOME Wrffl 'Iri.SAPrA.E OH BACKS. DIET and HEALTH Dr. clendenlog cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters Irom readers. When qucEUona nro of general Interest, however, they ivlll be taken up, In order, In tils dally column. AdilresQ your queries to Dr. Lxigan deadening, care of Tfce Globe-Gazelle. Writ* legibly and net more than 200 words " ~~"By LOGAN rI.E.\"tF,NlNG. M. D. Some of the pilots who have been flying mall for eight or ten years are never worried about by the ground crews, when they are overdue anywhere. "We'll be hearing from him by phone pretty socn," the boys at the airport tell each other; and sure enough, Dave Behnke or Hamilton Lee or Ray Collison or Hank Boonstra or Ed Matucha reports In due time that there was nasty weather or fog In front and he set down on a field located so and so, and is telephoning from Farmer Brown's house on the highway half a mile away. Nothing heroic about that, perhaps, but with a little lost time the mail gets through, undamaged, and Dave or Ray or Ed are on schedule In a day or two, after wiring- the wife and kiddies that everything- ia okay. REVERSING AN ARGUMENT T~)IGHT bovvers in the administration have been in^ slating--Donald Richberg as recently as Wednesday of this past week--that newspapers were witch- hunting in their insistence that the constitutional guarantee of a free press be written into the newspaper code. They insisted that nobody had any thought o£ abridging the constitutional right; they said it couldn't be done anyway. To this the newspaper profession replied that if this be tnie, there should be no reluctance in granting the demand for inclusion of the provision in question. Almost humorously, the president invited from newspapers the same argument his assistants have employed when a few days ago in a statement grudgingly accepting the newspaper code, he observed, gratuitously, that "the freedom guaranteed by the constitution is freedom of expression and that will be scrupulously respected--but It is not freedom to work children or do business in a fire trap or violate the laws against obscenity, libel and levvdness." There are laws covering each and every thing mentioned by him. "Why restate them except to disparage the profession of journalism? It it was in Ms mind that Hugh S. Johnson ougnt to be the enforcer of these laws, newspaper/? have come Into possession of a new justification for having written into their code the freedom of expression clause. In the inference that newspapers, by and large, are slave-drivers, or that they go In for obscenity, libel and lewdnesa as a steady diet, the president reflected an attitude of unfriendliness toward the press which is difficult to understand. Adult workers on newspapers are probably better paid than those of any other craft and literally thousands of the country's leading businessmen point to their carrier experience in boyhood as the finest training- they ever had. Newspapering- is not a sweated industry and the implication of obscenity and lewdness to newspapers is no less a. reflection on the reading public than on those who make the newspapers. Jf Jt carries the airmail, Uie army can learn something about tactics from these veterans of the airmail routes. It will leant, of course, for the new job is entirely different from tliat it has been doing; and the army has a way of doing any job it tackles. If Braddock's army had known as much about fighting Indians as the Colonials did, it would never have met the disastrous defeat at Great Meadows, nor would the general himself be lying under that shaft by the highway, familiar to tourists who cross the Pennsylvania mountains. When the army realizes the. obstacles which beset the aerial path of the airmail pilots, it will fit its tactics to the situations that are to be coped witn, ahd repetitions of Friday's tragedies, it is hoped, will not be frequent. WANTED: MEN OVER 15 Cedur Fulls Record: One sizable city in a neighboring state has adopted the policy of hiring only men of 45 years of age. aud over in various departments because it is reasoned that as business improves, it will be the man of 45 or over who will have the greatest difficulty in getting placed. Shortening of hours will contribute to greater efficiency. It will mean less of a strain on mind and muscle. Men of 45 are not all through in their usefulness by any means; in fact, they might be considered in their prime, more steady in employment than younger men and able to perform certain duties in a far more satisfactory manner. JJft ClenScnlnj: BOOK ON TREATING CONTAGION I REMEMBER very well on old blue book that used to stand on my mother's dresser during my childhood. I remember also one day having a very bad cough and inflammation of the eyes, and I was set down before the fire and the pages of the book were thumbed, and it was finally decided that I was In the early stages of measles. Of course, the doctor was called in to confirm thig, which was largely, I think, on account of the curiosity which my parents had as to whether their diagnosis was correct. This parental curiosity is a healthy provision of nature which, helps out many a doctor book. The modern knowledge of contagious diseases is explained carefully and clearly for the layman in a. little book called "Contagious Diseases" (Alfred A. Knopf, publisher) written by Dr. W. W. Bauer. It describes first some popular misconceptions about germs, and then describes them as they really are. It goes into the subject of quarantine, and in Chapter 4 there is an excellent description of how to turn a. home into a hospital for contagious cases Home nurses will find all the information they need as to the care of the bed, disinfection of linen, lem perature taking, and household remedies. The breaking of quarantine and the measures that should be taken at this critical lime are carefully described in Chapter 7. Diphtheria, scarlet fever, measles, whooping cough --each has a separate chapter, as have Infantile paralysis, colds and their consequences, and the itch. A miscellaneous chapter at the end considers typhoid fever, lock-jaw, erysipelas, undulant or Malta fever, meningitis, sleeping sickness, and other subjects. The author is the director of the bureau of health and public instruction of the American Medical association, and the information is authoritative throughout. It seems hard to arouse interest in contagious diseases. I find in evaluating the responses to this column, that I have very few questions when I discuss the most important thing that I can discuss--which is the prevention of the great contagions in children. And yet of all the departments of medicine it ia the one that we know the most about, and of all kinds ot diseases contagious diseases are the ones which are more likely to carry off large blocks of the population at an age when their loss is the most tragic. The time to learn about the contagious diseases is before they happen, and no one can assume to be a good parent unless he has some conception of the information which Is in this book. EARLIER DAYS An Interesting Dally Fcnturo Tlmuii From the Qlnb l r llrs nt thn Veara Gone By. Thirty Tears Ajt The Mason City Manufacturing company, which has had its plant closed for repairs, has again opened for business. P. J. Patterson of Clear Lake was in the city yesterday and delivered a fine three year old colt to Mr, Wallace, a horse buyer. Fred Angel of Rockwell was in the city Saturday visiting with friends and attending to business matters. Theodore Baxter, on his way home to St. Paul after a business trip to Mexico and Central America, stopped in the city yesterday. Miss Dora Holman and Miss Ida Speckett, who is her guest, visited at Clear Lake Saturday. Editor D. W. Morris, Jr., of the Times-Republican, and Dr. D. W. Kibbey were in the city yesterday en- route to Ruthven, where they will remain for a few weeks' shooting at ducks. The Tourist club members were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Clark Saturday evening. The Odd Fellows will meet this evening at their hall, .for mitiary work. Twenty Years Ago-Miss Pauline Weitze and Harry Weitze vent to Hampton yesterday to spend a few days with relatives. presume you sent a few Valentines last week. Do you know w h y ? You probably know your own reason but do you know the history of the day ? St. Valentine's was the good Bishop Valentine and he was martyred on Feb. 14, 278 A. D. That's more than 20 centuries ago. On that very day, as it happened, the Roman youths were in the habit of drawing out of a box the names of the girls whom they admired, each one hoping to draw tho name of his particular sweetheart, no doubt, just as boys do today. They explained the habit by saying that on February 14 the birds began to couple, winter being over. What could be more appropriate than to combine this old pagan custom with the worship of the saint who had been martyred on the day, when Christianity was finally established? Accordingly, Feb. 14 was declared the day of St. Valentine, and young men were told to draw from boxes the names, not of their sweehearts, hut of various female saints! Just how long this aspect of the day continued we do not know, but it is safe to assume that it was not of very extended duration. Sooner or later the names of the living fair ones once more supplanted those of the sainted dead, and for centuries the day of the good bishop has been observed as it Is now-and, in all likelihood, will be for long to come. --o--. regret to report ttiaC in spite of fewer cars ou the utreets and lowered gasoline consumption, there were 3.4. per cent more motor vehicle deaths last year than in 1D32. The 1833 total was 30,500 fatalities, an Increase of about 1,000 over the previous year. TCx- cept for 1932, however, tho 1933 total still remains the lowest since 1928, when 27,S!)6 deaths occurred, and compares favorably with the high figure of 33,075 reached in 1931. Here are the more common types of accidents which caused death in 1933: Collision with pedestrians and between motor vehicles, skidding, running off the roadway and overturning. The records show that for every fatal accident there were 35 nonfatal injuries. That means more than a million persons were Injured in auto accidents. The economic logs was $640,000,000. Quite a price, in lives, limbs and money, to pay for carelessness, isn't It?" can't escape the conclusioa that the government was Indulging in a type of racket in pos toff ices throughout the land Thursday," writes R. W. "I called at the poatoffice to get my mail and was told that it would not be available unlesa I paid 10 cents (special delivery fee) for each letter T claimed. That strikes me as having' something of the racket about it. "I appreciate, of course, that tins was the policy dictated for the present office out of Washington and what I write here is In no sense critical of Postmaster Schanke or his assistants. "It's my judgment that in the future, Washington's birthday will noU be the day decided upon for this omission of mail service because i(. isn't generally enough observed as a holiday." --o-understand that the most coinmou forgery encountered of late by police is that of Abraham Lincoln's signature. The purpose, of course, is to pass off the letters and legal papers as valuable additions to the collections oP documents maintained by wealthy persons possessed of this hobby. Spurious papers have appeared In New York, the New England states und Illinois. "One would almost think," says Thomas F. Mndlgan, authority on Lincoln material, "that Robert: Spring, the notorious forger oC Washington autographs about the time of the Civil war, had come back to life and turned his attention to Lincoln." FA'en though Lincoln as lawyer, congressman and president, signed a tremendously large number oC documents, an authentic Lincoln document is a real prize for collectors. Lincoln is said to share with Edgar Allan Foe the heart of the list of the American autograph- huntor's ambitions. Forging the Lincoln signature in more profitable than check-forgery --but infinitely harder to get away, with, according to the authorities. --o-venture it will come aa ». surprise to the average lowan to learn that tho capital city o£ this territory was once Detroit. The story about Iowa land's inclusion in Michigan territory is interestingly told in the current issue oE Palimpsest, that: delightful little magazine of thn stale historical society. A picture of the capitol building ia presented too. In dome aud portico, it wasn't', unlike the old capitol at Iowa City which has become the very heart of the University of Iowa. DISCOVERING TBB TRUTH Manson Journal: The ins are always the goats A few days ago a democrat remarked to tho writer, "Well, people are learning that the democrats are ust as big thieves as the republicans." That man had earned that there is not much difference between Tolk and people. If a dishonest man gets a position of trust, he is going to take advantage of it, regardless of whether he is a democrat or a republican. PEKENMAL 'PROBLEM Spencer Reporter: There ia not nuicli use in wasting grief over the tax problem; it has always been with us and it always will he with us; and. more than that, it has never been satisfactorily settled and never will be until human nature is made over. Among the best items of contemporary humor will have to be listed this declaration by Japan: "The basin and unswerving policy of Japan in Manchoukuo Is a most scrupulous respect for the independence and sovereignty of that country." * V t Like a road under construction, you have to trave; over Europe these days at your own risk. Th» 5'u"l"" of rcril hop 1 ; rlio"-; no signs of dc TODAY IN HISTORY EDITOR'S MAIL BAG SH£f^^=?^^?^ WtWMMkia^J^rJzZZZ-'Z- Deputy Sheriffs Fred Marsh and Warren Fitzgerald wore serving papers of attachment yesterday in the vicinity of Dougherty, Swaledale and Carters- vllle. Mrs. F. A. Stevens left Monday night for Albuquerque, N. Mcx., for a visit with relatives. County Superintendent Benson and A. B. Plckford attended a business meeting at the school In district To. 8, Union township, last night. F. E. Hales of Swaledale was in the city Monday on business. L-ymon Becntan was in Rockwell Monday attending :o business. Dr. T. T. Blaisc will return Saturday from a business trip taken to St. Louis, Mo. S. C. Culver goes to Stuart, Fla., today and will build a winter home on St. Lucy river. Ten Years Ago-Mrs. H. P. Widdowa and daughter, Gretchen, returned home today from spending the winter at Long Beach and other California points. Mrs. W. M. Temple, son Bocidy and daughter, Jean, have gone to San Antonio, Tex., to spend a month with Mrs. W, G. Cocking, a sister of Mrs. Tcmplo. F. W. Bagley of St. Paul, a guest of his brother, Willis G. C. Baglcy, is expecting to return to his home Thursday. Walter E. McCormack of Chicago arrived in the city Wednesday to represent the Iowa packers at the hearing before the Interstate Commerce commission today. The general sales office of the Rolfe Iron works is being moved from Iowa Falls to Mason City this week. Mason City's distribution facilities have attracted the office here, said H. M. Wilcox, manager of the steel fence material firm. WHAT OF THE WORD PAUPER? OSAGE, Feb. 22.--I want to congratulate your supervisors of Cerro Gordo county for the way they have their report published in your paper. If you have noticed they do not use the word pauper. But if you will notice the report in the Mitchell county newspapers that our supervisors use the word pauper in nearly all items they mention. Well, Mitchell county has always been behind tin: times and I guess it will continue to do so. Now why must poor people be called paupers any more than our ex-presidents' wives and others that are getting pensions. Isn't that getting aid from our government? Why shall they have it any more than un poor people. Give us disabled and old people that are not able to work a pension .same as some of the rest. Then we can take care of ourselves with less expense to our taxpayers. Why don't our legislators nr. Des Moiucs do something about an old ape pension. Yours truly, C. E. SHOGER, Osage, Iowa, FEB. 23 Notables Born This Date--Samuel Pepys, born 1G33, classic diarist. * * George Frederick Handel born 1685, composer. * * Norman Lindsay, born 187!) Australian artist and writer. ** Jean Lemoyne, born 1680, founder of New Orleans. * * Margaret Deland born .1807, American novelist. * * Anne Perrinot known as Jean Aubert, popular singer. MUD--Joan Dare, 17, oitcn erroneously called .Toar of Arc, rode into Chinon from Vaucouleurs, told thi Dauphin Charles she was going to see that ho wa: crowned at Rhelm.s, began the greatest adventure tha ever befell a girl. V » o 18S6--Siege of the Alamo, the moat heroic feat of arms in Texas and ranithern U. S. history, began. It continued "to the last man,"--March 6, a few dozen Americans against thousands of Mexicans. 1839--First express service was begun. William Frederick Harnden, 27, clerk, after having been pressed into service to run several errands between New York and Boston, got the idea of making it a business, joined with James H. Hale, started regular service on this date, carried all the "express" In two carpetbags for sometime, within two years his business was international, he had founded a fortune. o " · 1805--John Lee escaped legal hanging four times In one day, won a commutation of sentence. Four times the trap was sprung upon the gallows in Exeter, England, for Lee, murderer, and four times the trap did not budge. Yet tests without the murderer upon it showed the apparatus was In working order, So uncanny was Lee'a fourfold escape that the government refused to attempt another execution, finally gave him his freedom. · · · 1915---Renovation of marriages began to be prac- tised six Nevada adopted its quick divorce law, made Reno a mecca for discontented wives. ONCE OVERS ' Bj J. J. MtJ.YDV " '" "' ' EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYE It is a bit surprising- how many bosses forget the sort of treatment they expected and appreciated before tiiey loached their positions of authority. They do not treat those under them with courtesy and fuirness that they would have demanded in their employe days. The worthwhile xvorkman takes pride In his work and desires to turn out the best of which he la capable. He wants to do his work as bis superiors wish him to do It. In hi3 efforts to meet demands there may be a slight nervousness which puts his work a little below par for a timo. At times it may seem to the boss that he is not trying. Or the boss may think that he does not wish to subordinate his own ideas to those of his employer. Particularly when jobs are scarce, few men will deliberately take a chance o£ offending the one to whom they are responsible. And if they do think their own way ia bent in certain particulars, and superior to the one called for by the boss, their good sense will not permit them to go contrary to the orders of boss or employer. And there are comparatively few employes who desire to do so. ( C r . p v r l K t i r , l o n i . KlnK Veftturea Syndicate, Ir.c.) Scriptural Thought--Though thou shouldeat bray a fool in a. mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.-Proverbs 27:22. .Mow toll is Sirs. Franklin Roosevelt? B. I). Five feet ten inches. How long 1 nrc tlio men i camps supposed to work cncb day'? F. W. Rules and regulations read that members of the individual camps must spend no less than six hours a day in actual work. The work day, however, is an eight hour day. This includes going to and from the camp and the lunch period. Any lime vised in getting to and from work over the eight hour day is a loss uf lime to the individual. In other words, this is not included in the eight hour day. How many in Humird hnv school? N. A. This year, 1,814. What Is the full name nf the Mills who started the Mills Hotels? M. S. Darius Ogdcn Mills. Born in 1825 and died in 1910. He was a banker and became interested also In m i n - ing, lumber and railroads. A f t e r 1880, he devoted his fortune lo philanthropy. "What causes RO many changes In temperature this winter? J. F. The frequency and intensity of temperature changes this winter are related, as in other winters to the frequency and intensity of Ihc area. 1 . of low and high pressure passing over the country. Tcmperatun changes from time to time ar greater and more fregucnt in some parts of the country than in others but, In general, the records do no Indicate that they have been gicatc this year than in an average sea son. IH there a Mark Twain C. IJ. There is an International Mark Twain Society. Cyril Clemen,'; of Webster Grove, Mo., a rolallvr of Mark Twain, In the president. Honorary presidents of the organization are Premier Mussolini of Italy, Premier MacDonald for Circat R r i l a m and Chief Justice Hiigliofl for Hit- United States. Tf we Imported nothing frtini abroad, what Ihhif.s would thing* would Americans have to do ivltli- cur. J. It. Senator Fletcher .Ian. 17, IUBS, said "Were we to cut off uur imports from other nations, we should, to begin with, have to give up our coffee, tea and cocoa, do without silk clothing or Kond». These thiiiKf-, to be sure, might perhaps bo classed as luxuries, although their distribution and sale in United States i.i affording employment Ui thnu.snnd.s of Americans. But in mir civilization today no one could class rubber and tin as luxuries. On 1 two raw materials alone depend some of cur greatest Industries. And every pound of tin and of rubber thai. ROCS into finished American m a n u f a c t u r e s must be bought abroad. I ' l a t i n u m , a metal that is an cnMnllnl to the manufacture of m a n y olortricnl products, ia another mineral for which ve must look entirely to foreign ources of supply." Whnt Is this puqioHC of the Haskiit nformlltion hurvuil'.' To be of service to newspaper e.tdora. II Is equipped Lo answer .ucstionfj which are troubling you. Send questions legibly written to his newspaper's Information bu- eau, Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Vasnington, D. C. What nrc, thr, most popular given minus In United Hl.itCfl for !»y* iiid girls T O. IS. The Dictionary of Given Name.-) uy Flora Halites Longhead indicates William Is most favored and frequent man's name, used by about 0,000,000, and Mary in the most-, inpular for women, approximately 5,000,000 bearing that name. hiil progress Is being madn by tlm subsistence homesteads project? ,). K. To date, more than 30 projects approved for the establishment of subsistence homesteads involving B. total outlay of about $10,000,000. Development Is now in varying- stages. Is any AnU'rican university enfrng* in fnslcrlng Increase of wild game. II. M. Tlie Alumni Research foundation of Wisconsin efilablinhcd the first wild game chair at thai, college. Dr. Aido Leopold, authority on wild game in America, is In charge of! the d e p a r t m e n t and an intensiv" study has bogun which is to he thn b;tHi.s for the national plan for tho restoration of" wild life to be worked out by President Roosevelt',1 committee of three, of which Di. Leopold is a member. AUNT NET .P,y Robert Quill en ".Maybe it was contempt o' court, but a lawyer that asks that kind o' questions has no business standin' close enough to Ret his ears boxed."

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