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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 6 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. V. XJGE NEW8PATJCK Issued Every Week Day by tfa« MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 321-123 Eait SUte Street Telephone No. 3ROO LEE P. LOOM1S . . . Publisher W. EARL HALL - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising Manager JCEMBEE. ASSOCIATED PRESS which II exclusively entitled to the use lor publication ol all news dispatches credited to U or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAILI PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Maine* news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Maaon City nod clear LaKn. by the year $7.00 by me weeK * -1» OUISIBE MASON CITt AXD CLEAR tAKE Per year by carrier J7.0U By mall 6 month* S2.23 Per week by carrier ..... $ .15 By mall 3 months 51.25 Per year by mull M.OO By mall 1 month -- I .50 OUl'SJDE JIIO atltE ZONE Per year J6.00 Six months 53.25 . Thrcs months...»!..5 OUR DEST TO SCOUTING U AMERICAN SOCIETY must choose between the ·""*· Boy Scout and the hoodlum." This was the blunt challenge thrown down by a speaker at the celebration in Chicago of the twenty- fifth anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. This jubilee year is coming to an end Friday throughout America. It costs only $6 a year to maintain a Boy Scout, declared the speaker, and it costs $5,500 to apprehend and confine a juvenile delinquent. In 1934 the cost of crime to the nation was $12,000,000,000, while on Boy Scouting, crime;s greatest antidote, there was spent only 5860,000. These were some of the figures which were presented to the meeting, and which seem worth thinking about. The Boy Scout program is a character building program, and someone has said that character cannot be taught but it can be caught It is contagious under the associations in Scouting and under the direction which is making Scouting a great influence in the training of future American citizens. Whether the Chicago speaker's picture is literally true may be debated by some. But all will agree that Scouting has been a far-reaching factor lor development of the finer traits of character, as opposed to baser influences to which the address referred. In the 26 years since this great idea born in the brilliant mind of Sir William Baden-Powell, a Briton, was introduced.in America, approximately seven million boys have been touched by Scouting's outdoor and, just as important, by its great oath and law. Scouting was devised as a game and is played in that spirit, but underneath the game, permeating every aspect of it, are the intangible permanent values of character, of loyalty and good faith and courage, and service in forgetfulness of self, in remembrance of the needs of others. Take one Scout law alone and see what it means to American life as a whole, where it is multiplied more than a thousandfold, as it annually is. "A Scout is clean--he keeps clean in body and thought, stan.'s for clean speech, clean sport, clean habits and travels with a clean crowd." If this is part of a game, it is a game every American parent will, covet for his son. Surely North Iowa is in the debt of the group of . Scoutars who will gather Thursday night in Ifason · City .to review the year's work and chart a course rto~r--tte^e^^abBTOrEv^"-S^es(5a'-^giramr'sucn-as' . Scouting indisputably is, would be without force or effect if it were not blessed with a devoted and intelligent leadership. Our hat is off to the men who, in season and.out, give of their time and effort to advance this worthy cause. THE TAX ON'GASOLINE U-pNOUGH'S enough and too much is plenty," goes ·k the old saying. That seems to be just about the case with respect to gasoline taxes, some states are now collecting as much as 7 cents a gallon on motor vehicle fuel. The federal government also takes 1 cent a gallon for general revenue, with a smaller rate on lubricating oil. For the country as a whole, the average total tax on liquid fuel is about 6 cents a gallon-a cent or two more than lowans pay. Motorists up to this time have accepted these levies without complaint. But rumblings of revolt are beginning to be heard regarding the action of some cities in imposing a local gasoline tax of 1 or 2 cents a gallon. Kansas City is one which has such an ordinance, and its citizens are not at all pleased with it. Another sore spot which is being made sorer is the diversion of gas tax income to fields unrelated to motoring or the petroleum industry. There is, of course, no justification for it beyond the fact that it can be done. "It is unfair and unjust to-tax motor vehicle transportation unless the proceeds of such taxation are applied to the construction, improvement, or maintenance of highways," said congress in an act passed in 1934 "to increase employment by authorizing,an appropriation to provide for emergency construction of public highways and related projects, and to amend the federal aid road act, approved July 11, 1916, as amended and supplemented, and, for other purposes." "It is not unreasonable to predict that any breach of faith of the government with the automobilists, by diverting revenues from special motor vehicle taxes to purposes other than highways, will prove a serious threat to the revenue productiveness of these taxes," said a report by the institute for government research of the Brookings institution in' 1932, "How can the heavy exactions now placed upon automobilists be anything else than crying examples of discrimination and injustice if these revenues are not devoted exclusively to highway purposes ? "This tax fgasoline tax) ought to be considered as belonging to the road program and not to be diverted to other purposes. We might as well tax sugar to build roads as to tax gasoline to run the government," said Loyal M. Graham of Oregon, author of the first gasoline tax bill ever passed, in statement to the house ways and means committee. The time is at hand to call a halt on this monkey business. DEPRESSION HEALTH TjUBLIC health reports through the depression years have been surprisingly good. The latest one, issued by the surgeon general of the United States for the last fiscal year, shows. the 1934 death rate to have been lower than for any recorded year except 1932. It was 30.5 per 1,000 population then and 10.9 in 1934. The infant birth rate was up, while the infant death rate had declined. No striking difference in the weight ol children because of insufficient nourishment was reported. Then? is onr unfavorable, note: "An increase of illnesses of various sorts among tin; depression poor." This may change the other statistics in a few more years. It is largely owing to public health work and education in recent years that the increase of illnesses has been so slight. With all the deprivations the depression poor have had to suffer, they have nevertheless benefited from the work of many groups and organizations active in health education. LOOK OUT tV 8ELOW ' We have yet to hear a sound argument against semi-annual inspection of all automobiles at publicly operated testing stations. So far there are no reports of a senator being read out of the party for voting to over-ride the president's bonus veto. It was inevitable that Mr. Wallace's mention of "legalized steals" should remind somebody of hybrid seed corn. New dealers are now saying about Al Smith substantially what the republicans said in 1028. With a few at least, the object of the new proposal is face-saving rather than soil-saving. When the mercury gets above zero, North lowans begin complaining about the stifling heat. Simile: Out of place as H. L. Mencken at a Rotary convention. What will Mussolini's status be one year from today? The PROS and CONS FRANKLIN COUNTY'S TURN T. W. Purcell in Hampton Chronicle: Figuratively speaking this is Franklin county's turn to have the state senator. The district comprised of Franklin, Hancock and Cerro Gordo counties has been rotating the senatorship for twenty-five years or more. It was Hancock county's turn to have the senator four years ago, but they could .not get together on a candidate up there so both parties in Cerro Gordo county put up candidates at the election, and the democratic candidate blew in with the Roosevelt landslide. It was the first time in history-, but there were several landslides four years ago which are not expected at the coming election. Anyway, Franklin county republicans can produce a candidate who will meet approval of the voters. We have a number of good men who may be available, and who can be depended on to give the taxpayers the service that they expect and should have. We do not care what the vocation of the candidates may be. We want a 'man who is right for the interests of the people, and one who can see the jokers in the many proposed laws which are presented for consideration in the legislature. A PLEASING OMISSION Burlington Gazette: It is pleasing to see that Iowa's name is omitted from a list of the states that have made huge diversions of funds collected through gasoline taxes to purposes other than road building and maintenance. The list, as collected by the "Low Cost Roads Association," from state highway official figures shows these larger diversions: Illinois ?8,115,QOO South Dakota .$'1,907,000 Texas 7.867.UOO Colorado 1,719,000 Oklahoma .... 3,181,000 Arkansas .... 260,000. . JWisqqiain_,.,.,. ·,,. 3,163,000__Missquri.: T ^ ... 98,000' " "£a3i year- as spending bodies are harder put to it to find funds for various and expanding public activities, there is a growing inclination to take part of the money motorists pay for roads through gasoline taxes for other purposes and even to raise the gas taxes for other purposes. Yes, we are glad Iowa is not in the list. But we note, with apprehension, a feeler put out now and then in this state. DEMOCRATS ALWAYS SPENDERS Waukon Republican and Standard: Woodrow Wilson Increased -the government debt by billions. The great Franklin Delano Roosevelt has increased our federal debt by billions. Republican presidents have reduced expenditures. Not until a republican president is elected to office will we find sanity in governmental spending. . THE STORY OF A MOUNTING DEBT Bancroft Register: In 1934 the U. S. per capita debt was 512. In 1918 it was 5115.65; in 1919, 5246.09. By 1931 it had been reduced to $131.38, but in 1932 it rose to $156.12. Now it is ?240 and still growing. For a family of two parents and three children it is 51,200.' These figures tell their own story. POLITICIANS, KEEP OUT! Swea City Herald: If the farm leaders of the country would kick out the politicians they could soon frame a farm bill that would be sound. But the politician insists that the checks shall be dated at Washington, D. C., so the man of the soil will know where the pap is coming from. A FRIGHTFUL TOLL IT IS Nora Springs Advertiser: The publishers of the Advertiser and Review are glad to join the newspaper publishers of the state and nation in bringing before the public the terrible death tol! caused by careless driving. HOW IT'S ARRIVED 'AT Council Bluffs Nonpareil: The. radio chains claim 62 per cent of their time is devoted to music. Their calculations are dead wrons. To reach this figure they include jazz and crooning as music. It is anything but. ALL FOR NAUGHT TOO Osage Press: Al Smith said something over the radio Saturday night, and Joe Robinson, unsaid it Tuesday evening. Thereby depriving us of two good dance programs--for what! A ROOSEVELT DISTINCTION Ames Tribune-Times: Another difference between the two President Roosevelts is that Theodore used to give advice to the professors. ONLY AL SMITH "COULD DO IT Boone News-Republican: Too bad the new ..deal democrats haven't got an Al Smith to answer Al Smith! EDITOR'S MAIL BAG ALONG WITH THE BIRDS Clear Lake, Feb. 5.--In recent days, through facilities of the press and of the radio, much stress has been voiced of the need for caring for our feathered friends. This is all very timely and worthy of heed, and we hope many birds will be saved through this appeal. However, at this time of the year the thought always recurs to us that there are many people in our midst suffering for the bare necessities of life. It seems a crime that in a district such as this that any one should go cold or hungry. It is impossible that all can be reached through the regular charity channels, and no doubt many who receive regular assistance are less worthy than others who ask no help. Inasmuch as the extreme cold creates extra demands, it also calls for extra effort on the part of all to boost a bit more. If we all try to exemplify more the Christ-like spirit, there need be no little children in our midst cold or hungry, or no saintly old mother who has given a lifetime of service for others lacking the carp, she deserves. R. H. HOLT DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott EXTREME. IH-TftE DAYS OF MARIE 1o NAVAL w/vs VERY STYLISH FOR. EXAMPLE,-To WEAR AN IMMENSE SHIP AS AK ORMAMEKT" IN -THE HAIR. QF-fHE SoU-fHWESl" MAKES OME oF-frlE Mo«JT AqREEABLE oF PETS STAMP HONOR'S THE. FOUNDER op THE MODERN DUTCH N A V Y - ADMIRAL M.A DE RUVTR. DID MUCH 17 IS CENTURVfo AND MODER.NIXE. DUTCH m KOREA PAS-TiME. 1936. m Oniml Pren Association. ln«- DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CJUENDEKING. M. II. TREATMENT ASKED FOR PINWORMS T HIS DEPARTMENT has received no fewer than 15 letters during the past two weeks for a remedy for pinworms. In. some cases a long period of infestation is described: "I have a boy almost 10 who has had them for five years, and a little girl who has had them over a year." This record plainly shows that the principal need in the treatment of pinworms is for prevention, not treatment, and to do that we must inquire into the life history of the parasite. The pinworm, or seatworm. is a very common parasite found in all countries. Like the roundworm, it has a predilection for children and young people. It is more common in 'cifies than in the" country: The worm lives exclusively in the body of man, in which it is different from most other animal parasites which have one of the lower animals as an intermediate host. The parasite enters the body in Dr. Clendening the stage of an egg. The eggs are destroyed by long immersion in water and, therefore, drinking water as a source of infection is ruled out. The eggs leaving the body of an infected person may be deposited on the ground and enter another person's body through the mouth--by sucking dirty fingers that have been playing in the mud, on fruit and raw vegetables which have been handled by dirty fingers, and countless other ways of the same general character. The worms locate mostly at the head of the large intestine, migrate down to the rectum, and crawl out over the skin of the buttocks, giving rise to intense itching. Hands and finger nails that scratch the affected parts are conveyed to the mouth and result in constant reinfection. Besides this, eggs are developing in the intestine so that about every 30 days there is a new crop of adult worms. These facts show us the way to prevention and treatment. The most important thing is to prevent contamination of the finger nails and consequent re- infection. Second, one treatment is not enough, but a course of treatment should be repeated every two weeks for several months. First the parasites in the lower bowel should be destroyed and washed out. This can be done very simply by enemas of infusion of quassi. Vinegar and water is said to be just as good. Besides this, the parasites on the skin of the buttocks must be killed with mercurial ointment, and the irritation allayed with a soothing- ointment, such as camphor ice. The patient's buttocks and legs should be covered at night so that the parasites do not get into the bed, and the hands should be covered by gloves so that temptations to sucking the fingers or biting the nails are removed. Besides this, the worms at the head of the large intestine must be removed. This is done as follows: A dose of castor oil the night before, no breakfast, santonin--one grain for a child, three grains for an adult--an hour later one-half grain of calomel and two hours later a good dose of epsom salts. QUESTIONS FROM READERS S. W.: "(1) Is it true that tonsils play a part in the function of excretion? (2) Are the tonsils apt to become a dangerous source of infection? (3) Do you advocate tonsil removal in children?" Answer: fl! Tonsils do not play any part in excretion. f 2 ) Tonsils may become a damaging source of infection. (3) I advocate tonsil removal in children when the tonsils are infected; not otherwise. PL3ASE NOTE--Dr. Clemleninf; rannot dlacnnpe "r wive personal stivers to letters from'readcrp. When questions ars of general ifjlerest, flonevrr, they will he taken 1:1-. in nrdcr, in the daily column. Address your Inquiries to Dr. Logsn Clendeninc. care of Globe-Gatclte. Write Icsibly and not more than 200 words. ONCE OVERS By .). .». MUSBV WHEN HOBBIES MAKE BORES 'I7HY pursue the same subject so often? Your hob- W by, yes, and you probably know more about it than those around you but you need not wear it threadbare. Most people have heard you talk the same subject so often that they have an idea that yours is a one track mind. Why ride any subject to death? One of the drawbacks to a hobby is that it is apt to become an obsession which takes up every bit cf spare time. It becomes no longer a hobby but hard work. If you feel that you must express yourself and your enthusiasm upon this certain subject, seek out those who are as interested in it as you are. Don't force your opinions on friends and acquaintances 'till they call you a pest, in their hearts, if not to your face. There are many kinds of bores of your sort. Some are the too persistent story tellers. Others tell too much of personal experiences. Still others talk too much about the game in which they are interested. EARLIER DAYS FBOM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-William Dotson has returned from an extended visit with his sister at Shrevesport, La. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Taylor visited at Swaledale yesterday. Mrs. Sarah Holrnan of Dougherty i$ in the city the guest of relatives. Mrs. T. M. Griffith of Burchinal was in the city yesterday shopping. Mr. and Mrs. Gaffney of Rockwell were in the city yesterday visiting friends. Miss Valle James of Storm Lake is in the city a guest at the home of Miss Edith Cole. Prof. Stivers of Thornton was in the city over the.week-end visiting at his home. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Odle visited yesterday in Hartley. ' . · . . . . . Judge John Cliggitt is in Des Moines where he attended the memorial service for the late Judge Ruddick which was held before the supreme court yesterday. Twenty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Breese have returned from a week's trip to Chicago. County Engineer Robert Robertson returned last night from a trip to Des Moines. Herold Knapp, for a long time night patrol wagon driver, has resigned from the police force. Miss Irene Morney of Swaledale was in the city shopping today. C. H. E. Boardman of Marshalltown is in the city for a week on business. Ed Dunn and Harvey Bryant are in Northwood today on business. Judge A. H. Cummings left today on a short business trip to St. Paul. Miss Agnes Caron of Britt spent the week-end visiting friends in the city. L. M. Cisco left yesterday for Findlay, Ohio, where he will visit relatives. Ten Years Ago-SIOUX CITY--After playing three overtime periods, Mason City high school was defeated by Central Of Sioux City 14 to 12 here last night. Parent, a substitute guard, broke through the Mohawk defense to sink the winning goal in the last minute of the third overtime period. WAVERLY--Hamilton university cagers of Mason City won from Wartburg college 17 to 14 here last night. Wolter led the winners with 8 points. Cage results of interest to Iowa fans played last night included the following: Drake 26, Ames 22: Grinnell 27, Oklahoma C;ty 23; Still 33, Beur.a Vista 20; Penn 43; Upper Iowa 39; Lombard 32, Parsons 14, and Morningside 28, Nebraska Wesleyan 24. FORT DODGE--Lee of Mason City won the singles championship of Iowa with his 649 rolled on the opening day of the Iowa State Bowling association's tournament which closed here yesterday. TOMORROW FEB. 7 CLARK KJSNAIRD Notable Births--George Herman Ehrhardt, b. 1894, known as Babe Ruth, athlete Joseph Vincent Connolly, b. 1899. president of International News Service and King Features Syndicate Gouveneur Morris, b. 187S," novelist Col. Harry A. Bruno, b. 1898. wartime flyer now a public relations counsel Sinclair Lewis, b. 1S85, only American novelist t" win the Nobel prize in literature Charles Dickens, b. 1812 in Portsmouth, England. For his first published stories, written at 21. he received nothing-. His last, published after his death, sold for '-he highest price ever paid for a book! Dickens wouldn't sleep in a bed that didn't have its head pointed north! He was a firm believer in the importance of the magnetic current coursing through his system from head to foot Diniitri Ivanowitch Men- delejeff, b. 183t in Tobolsk, Siberia, youngest of a family of 17 children, was a prodigy who lived up to his early promise. He was only 31 when he gave the world its first periodic classification of the elements, in which he anticipated and named elements not to be discovered until years later, and gave the chemists the foundation plan for research. Feb. 7, 1779--The "winning* of the west" was begun. A company of 170 commanded by 27-year-old Col. George Rogers Clark left Louisville (Kentucky) on the expedition that captured the Northwest Territory from the British. Overcoming' incredible difficulties, he laid siege to and forced the surrender of Fort Vincennes, losing only one man. OBSERVING siswagairaBraiff^ii^^ LONG HOURS AT WHEEL IS BAD FOR TKCCKEKS was waiting for a fill of gas. at Des Moinca recenl- when a huge truck rolled . The driver got down, stretched, yawned and began bragging. "I haven't had a w;nK of sleep since Thursday night," he said. This was on a Sunday forenoon. If he was telling the truth, he had been awake for something more than 48 hours. And his inference waa that he had been behind the wheel all that time. In a conversation a brief time later with a representative of the state motor vehicle department, I mentioned the incident. "This driver was doubtless fibbing a, little," he said, "although a very surprising percentage of accidents involving trucks are caused by the driver's dozing off because of fatigue." It's difficult to do anything by way of punishing the trucking concerns which permit--or require-their drivers to work too long without sleep, it was explained. "In this instance," said L. W., "if I were to go to the driver in question, or to his boss, there would be an absolute denial of the fact about which you heard the driver boasting. 'The most we can do, therefore, is to keep dinging at the truckers about the foolishness and expensiveness of courting; accidents in this manner. 1 ' WELL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO BASKETBALL'S FOUNDER ga,^ am pleased to see that bas- fis|g?ketball, a game which lias *§P^ become popular the nation over and played in palatial gyms and town hails or even on clay courts, is now taking recognition of the man who founded the game, Dr. James Naismith, of Kansas. By the pennies of sport fans a fund will be collected from Feb. 7 to 15 to send Dr. and Mrs. Naismith to the Olympics, establish a small annuity for him and start a memorial for him either at Springfield, Mass., where he started the game with peach baskets or at his home in Lawrence. Kans. Today, the sport of basketball has gained in such popularity and emphasis that it dominates the very community life of the cities and receives an" emphasis in the high schools almost overshadowing every other activity. No school is too small or too large for the sport which is featured by scientific maneuvers and a minimum of physical contact wnen well played. It is well that followers of basketball remember, at 73, the founder of the sport. To do things for him in life which might otherwise be re- served until after dealh, will certainly be appreciated by Dr. James Naismith. J. A. Grimsley, Mason City's high school basketball coach, is to have an active part in the Naismith memorial program in this section of the state. I hope he hits an active co-operation from others in athletics and a generous response from sports patrons. --o--HAIL TO THIS MAN WHO THINKS FIRST OF MANKIND -na^ admire Dr. LeRoy L. Hart- rai^man, discoverer of a chc-m- y5J*"ical solution designed to remove the pain from dentistry. He has given his solution to the world free nf patent encumbrances, refusing to yield to the pharmaceutical houses, preferring to give his discover}' to humanity rather than let it produce millions for himself. Dr. Hartroan is described as "a quiet, modest, grayhaired professor of the Columbia school of dentistiy and oral surgery." His chemical formula gives promise of bringing to successful conclusion man's prolonged struggle tr conquer pain in dentistiy, particularly as it relates to the drill. The Hartman "desensitizer" contains principally three simple ingredients: Ether, alcohol, and thy- mol. Its cost is relatively slight for the profession and the patient, as a 60 cent half-ounce bottle is enough for 200 dental surgical operations. "I almost stumbled on to the solution 20 years ago, but coming close deosn't count very much," Dr. Hartman said. "About two years ago the formula was completed as it now stands and the very first application produced perfect results." At present Dr. Hartman ig in Chicago introducing dentists to his discovery. --o-WOULD THIS PRACTICE OF DAYS GONE BY WORK NOW? JHS^^ don't often find myself long- R||j!g^ing for a return to "the good ®3"old days.' 1 Generally speaking it would, I fear, prove a disappointment. I have in mind one thing, however, in which an older practice might have its points. For announcements of community wid interest and importance, such as the closing of school, the telephone operators in my boyhood home town used to send out a general call. Such a service in Mason City this winter would have been appreciated by those with youngsters in school. But I'm not sure it would set well with others. All in all I guess we'll just have to mark at down as one of those practices which give pleasant distinction--in retrospect, at least--to those happy days agone. Answers to Questions By KRKDEHK: .1. HASK1N 1'LEASE NOTE--A reader can set the answer to any question of fact ty ivrll- IIIK .Mason city Globe-Gazette Information' Bnroini, Frederic ,T: Haskln, Director. Washinclon, D. C. Please tnclw three (3) cents for reply. How is ski pronounced'.' A. K. In this country as though spelled skee. In England, it is usually pronounced as though spelled slice. Stanford university museum. Temporarily, at the San Diego exposition, a part of the railroad exhibition. Dn more women or mere men play bridge? J. P. Estimated 65 per cent of the bridge players are women. Were there nny Indian head pen- G. What are sea shells made of? M.; "ies minted in 1909? What year was the first buffalo nickel minted? What year was the first Lincoln penny minted? F. S. Indianhead pennies were coined from 1859 to 1901. Lincoln head pennies were coined from 1909 up to Sea shells or shells of molluscs i-ary with the kinds or species. In general, about 92 per cent calcium carbonate; 6 per cent organic matter; and 2 per cent water. "What makes popcorn pop? N. M. ttep«aenttt£ The bu ffalo nickej Popping of popcorn is simply a TM« fir« " 1 * characteristic of that variety. It is due to the sudden libiiaticn ci: pressure produced by steam generated within the kernel. The source of the steam is the moisture contained in the kernel. The colloidal matrix in which the starch grains are embedded within the cell confines this steam until the pressure becomes great enough completely and suddenly to rupture the original struc- jre. What is the average bonus World \var veterans are eligible to receive? K. C. About $1,000. Maximum is $1,590. How many people were with Noah on the ark? J. S. The Bible, in the 7th chapter of Genesis, relates that Noah went into the ark with his sons and his sons' wives. In the New Testament the number is stated as eight souls. What is the difference between violet rays and ultra-violet rays? S. S. The U. S. public health service says it is a matter of degree. The spectrum is a line toward the end of which violet rays were found. This is, of course, purely a figura- Are many graduate students being helped through the National youth administration? W. D. More than 4,000. Was Champ Clark past 70 when a candidate for the democratic nomination for president in 1913 ? W. S. He was only 71 at his death, 9 years later, in 1921. Did Washington, D. C., ever have n representative in congress? P. C. A delegate was provided for and took his seat in 1871. He served until 1S72 when a subsequent act revoked the one authorizing the seating of a delegate. Norton P. Chipman served this short period. How many residing abroad, own common stock In General Electric? H. G. Of the 185.Hi holders of common stock, 3,128 reside in foreign countries. SCIENTIFIC HOBBY So many readers have demanded our unusual home service booklet, "Astronomy," that our Washington live example The ultra-violet rays I Information bureau has been corn- are beyond the violet rays in the! pellcd to print a new edition, spectrum ' Astronomy is America's most pop- Whnit using shrimp frum a can. I ti.'ar scientific hobby. Everybody is should the (lark streak inside be re- ] interested in the sun, moon, atara moved, or arc they really to use just i and planets. To service this lively popular interest, the Globe-Gazette now offers the up-to-the-minute revision of "Astronomy." It covers the whole field. Enclose 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--They that forsnkc the law praise the wicker!: But such as keep the law contend with them,--Proverbs 28:4. as they arc? J. 5. The little black line just under the skin along the back of shrimps is a part of the intestinal system. In animals so low in development as the shrimp this is not considered detrimental to the use of the animal as food and is therefore not removed for commercial use. Most j people do. however, remove this be- j fore serving. | Is it true that in soviet Russia school children can attend only movies sanctioned by the school authorities? H. M. All cultural activities affecting | children are under the supervision | of the commissariat of education, j These include screen, stage and ra-: dio. Whrrr is the sold si'iUc used to j join the rail whon cross -ounlry | railroads u-prr completed? ·!. F- ! In possession of Stanford univcr- ] sity and usually exhibited at the. I The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau. Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped! for the booklet, "Astronomy." Name Street City Suite (Mail l,r Washington, D. C.)

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