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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEE SYNDICATE NEWSP.M'EH Issued Every Week Day by the t MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 321-123 E^t Stale Slrm · Tclcpritmo No. 3SCO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL, HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOXD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor - - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press la 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. SUBSCKIPTION KATES aiasoa city and Clear Laiiit, llnaon city and Clear Lake by tb« year $7.00 by tiio neck 5.15 OUTSIDE MASON OITY AND CiLEAJl LAKE Per year by carrier .... 57.00 By mail 6 months 52.00 Per wech by carrier .... s .15 By mall 3 months S1.00 Per year by mall SI.00 By mall 1 rnontb 5.50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year 56.00 Sis months. . 53.00 Three months, .SI.0 Wit consists in knowing tho resemblance of things ivhlcii differ, and tho difference o£ things which are alike.--Madame do Stuel. SHIELDED PROM GANG T ROOSEVELT is credited with a serious intention of dissolving the partnership between criminals and law enforcement officials which It might be suspected has existed in some of the cities of the United States for some time past. Of course when we talk like that we mean the big cities. Tako Chicago, for instance. They are trying- some 18 public enemies there on charges of racketeering. Here's some significant testimony that came out: One Morris Becker was on the stand. He is a cleaner and dyer. His shops, he said, .had been bombed 40 times and he had paid $3,000 to end a strike. After seeking aid in vain from governmental agencies, he testified: "We called on a man that could 1 protect us -- Al Capone. He did the job well." Whether Al had to protect Becker against rival hoodlums, or simply call off his own gang, the result was the same. Becker paid Al for protection, and got it. He couldn't get it from the regular law enforcing agencies. There is a lot of that left iu Chicago and New York, as is well known. Companies which wont to do business in Chicago from as far away as the tri-cities have paid tribute to this system in the past. IE President Roosevelt can end it, it will be one of the worthwhile things he has done. THE PRINTING OF MONEY rpHB printing of money is one of the nation's big businesses just at present. The bureau of printing and engraving has embarked upon the vast job of printing nice crisp new bills to represent $3,600,000,000. Even though the smallest bill printed will probably he of 510,000 the job is a big one. A total of 360,000 bills have to be printed even if the smallest is $10,000. The reason for the large denominations of the bills is that they are designed for circulation. These are gold notes which are to be paid to the federal reserve banks in~retuni for the gold which they surrendered to the 'treasury recently. It is difficult for ordinary persons to .think in these impressive terms but government experts make it easy to imagine these bills. They point out that half a sheet of these $10,000 dollar bills, $60,000 worth, can be folded to slip easily into a vest pocket and that a quarter sheet, of $30,000, could be jammed into practically any rouge-and-powdei- compact. The outstanding characteristic of n .'JIO.OOO bill, they point out, is that, like the college boy's car, there is always room for one more. WHEN THIEVES FALL OUT ·pERHAPS the most .significant thing 'about the Touhy kidnaping trial, aside from the conviction and sentence, is that two mobsters were willing to testify. That phenomenon spoke volumes for the decadence of gangdom's dominion. In the hey-day of the gangs, when Capone and his minions, Legs Diamond and his, and all the rest of the minor lights of the underworld seemed to be above the law, it was unheard of that a gangster should "squeal." To do so meant sure death, and promised immunity against prosecution for turning state's evidence was no protection against the machine-guns of the garg. Now the tide has turned. It is an old axiom that when thieves fall out honest men get thciv dues. It is in the nature of things that conclusive and direct evidence of a well-hidden criminal conspiracy can only come from the confession of one of the insiders. Having- broken rlo\vn two of the Touhy gang, it was evident in advance that there would be short, ahrift for the defendants confronted with testimony which cannot be evaded or explained away. And so it was. For the first time there is substantial reason to believe the kidnapers are on the run. OUR USEFUL ARMY jyrORE and mqre the government is depending upon the army for performance of peacetime tasks. M r hen there was difficulty some time ago in regard to PWA projects, it was announced in Washington that strategic positions would henceforth be occupied by engineer officers. The engineers, by reason of the great waterway and other projects which they direct, naturally are trained to take over projects like those under the PWA. Then there is the CCC, the forestry camps, in which thousands of men are enlisted. That is handled under the direction of army officers. And, observers agree, it is being well done. The mobilization work ·was little short of a miracle in its smoothness and dispatch. And now the flying of the mails by the army which inaugurated the service back in 1.019. The equipment may be, and probably Is. deficient but the army flyers can be counted on to bring courage and loyalty to the service. North Iowa Editors Somebody notes that the call Is for "sound" money and against "unsound" money. Now if we can only find two persona with the same idea of what constitutes sound money. And how to arrive at it. * » * Kay Francis, movie actress, got a divorce because her husband said she was awkward. She must have taken it oCten enough from her director. * * * Americans are leaving Varis because of the drop in the exchange of the dollar. Others are leaving Vienna for different reasons. HEARST THE FIXER Allison Tribune: William Randolph Hearst, publisher of the Chicago Herald-Examiner, is generally credited with being the supreme fixer who brought about the nomination of Roosevelt in the Chicago convention. ENCOURAGING Webster City Freeman-Journal: Des Moines reports in an employment survey that employment in iowa is up 17.4 per cent since a year ago, and the CWA and PWA vyorkers were not included. That is certainly encouraging. TRIBUTE TO BIEKMANN New Hampton Tribune: Congressman Fred Biermann is. surely one of the recognized leaders of the United States. He furnishes the facts and proves his points. The fourth district may well be proud of its leader. DEMOCRATIC LIABILITY Decoruu 1'ublio Opinion: The length of this session, for which not only the democratic legislators but also Governor Herring must bear the responsibilty, will return many times to plague them in the 1934 campaign. TOO BAD FOIl, LINDV Kockford Register: It is quite generally regretted by hosts of his friends that Colonel Lindbergh should have become involved in the recent airplane controversy and scandal in just the way he is. THE FIGHT HAS JUST STARTED Sheffield Press: Whatever may appear on the surface, the scrap over the new Iowa liquor law has only just begun: Nobody knows that better than the respective candidates in both parties. TESTING OUT THE CLAIMS Waterloo Courier: Judging from the way some of these motorists drive, there arc a lot of new-car buyers who want to check vip on the salesman who maintained that they would "do eighty." FOtt PLAIN" HONESTY West Union Argo-Gazclte: AH we can ask is that the heads of the party keep their eyes honestly open for the signs of stealing, and then prosecute the offenders when they are discovered. HAIL THE OBSERVANT EDITOR! Cedur Falls Record: Another sign of spring noted ill passing on the recent warm days was the disappearance of hose from the nether extremities of sonie of the younger fair sex. FINDS USE FOR MINUS SIGN Wesley News-World: When we studied algebra In high school we couldn't see the sense of the minus sign. But since the depression hit us we couldn't get along without them. NOTE TO ALPHABET DICTATORS Lime Springs Herald: Wo would suggest they ask permission of the Chinese government to use some of their letters as their alphabet has about fifty thousand characters. GODFREY VIEWPOINT SOUND Garner Leader: It is to be lamented that every agriculturist in the great middle west cannot hear Mr. Godfrey speak and get his viewpoint of Hie farming industry. ONE CERTAINTY OF LUJUOR LAW Xorthwood Anchor: A group of the favored are going to pull down some good jobs for themselves and friends ranging in annual salaries from $1,000 to ?5,000. LINDBERGH IN BAD TASTE Algunu Advance: Colonel Lindbergh's arrogant telegram to the president concerning cancellation of the airmail contracts was in bad taste, to say the least. BAD WHEN IT COMES TO THIS'. Mars hall town Times-Republican: When the snatchers get down to the newspaper guys only a few of us are actually safe through our extreme poverty. ICNOX STIMULATED COURAGE ~Io\va Falls Citizen: The pointed remarks of Colonel Knox at Des Moines last week have served to give many republicans more courage to speak their minds FOR SENATOR BENSON Eikader Register: It is our opinion that Mr. Benson is the logical candidate, who should receive the support of the thinking republicans of the district. XO WAlt CLOUDS FOIt U. S. Dows Reporter: At least, we are not on the verge of war with any of our neighbors, mid that, ncems to be the situation of ninny other nations today. FOK A SELECTIVE CRITICISM Sioux City Journal: Genera! Johnson in appealing for criticism of NKA let everybody realize he didn't want too many things thrown in his direction, j DON'T LKAVE IT ALL TO F. II. R.! (jrccuu Recorder: It is a great mistake to think that just because Mr. Roosevelt is doing something we can afford to sit still and do nothing. MONEY UP IN THK AIR l£nnnctKuurg Reporter: Figuratively speaking, our money is up in the air--and it may be that only gold and silver can brins 1 it to earth again. HANDS IN THE AIR: Diibuiuic Telegraph-Herald: A good-manners note says upper class people never scratch in public. How can they with both hands in the air? FUTURE G. O. P. SLOGAN Forest City Summit: Just the minute it seems opportune the republican party will grab the slogan: "We'll reduce the national debt!" LOGICAL QUESTION Wankon Republican Jiml Standard: Some gypsies recently robbed the closed bank in New Hampton of $1SO. First or second dividend? IN SUPPORT OF THK PRESIDENT Alcana Upper Des Molncs: He has taken away from the air transport companies an illegally procured plum, and he niseis no mistake. NO SPEED RECORDS BROKEN Wchslcr City Freeman-Journal: One thing this special session of the legislature has not done. It has not broken any speed records. HAVE YOU NOTICED THIS'.' Nashua Reporter: The fellow who says that the world owc.t him a living never stops to explain how the debt was contracted. AGAIN, THE KKLLYS HAVE IT.' Charles City 1'ress: Mr. Kelly has been appointed postmaster of New York City But New York has nothing on Charles City. THE BASIS OF LAW OBEDIENCE Rake Register: The obeying of law should not l)e based on personal liberties, but on the conscience and religion of the heart. MONEY ISN'T ALL Lake Mills Graphic: The average man on the street is far more happier than the millionaire with his troubles and fears. HOG TRICES ARK MOUNTING Forest City Republican: Five dollar hogs and then eventually again--56, .?7 and .$8 hogs will help a lot In this country. ALONG THE SAME LINE Rudd Review: We read iii a fashion note that "Gown buttons mean a lot." Yes, sister, and so do pants buttons! ( RELIEF STARTS AT HOME Emm els bun* Reporter: As with banks, so with farming; salvation depends on men who "know the business." REALLY MARVELOUS! Osujfo Press: Isn't it just wonderful what thn repeal of prohibition has done for the cause of temperance! x CALIFORNIA PAPERS, COPY: Ringstcd Dispatch: There has not been many days this month that baseball could not be played out doors in Iowa. PULLING WITH PRESIDENT Whlttcmore Champion: We are pulling with our president because he's the one that's got the push AND WHO'LL PAY FOK IT? Manly Signal: When everybody ia on the government payroll, who is going to do the work? DESPICABLE Lnkota Record: We have little respect for the fe 1 low who supplies liquor to minors SOLONS ENTITLED TO A KKST Clarion Monitor: They really should have a holiduy J after slaving for such a long time. THREE DAILY SCRAP BOOK PICRIC ACID EXPLOSIVES, PICRIC ACID IS USED MOS VALUABLE "tHINCi HE. SPANIARDS EVER BROUqHT BACK FROM 'THE C O N Q U E R E D I N C AS WAS A PLANT"- ·TflE. PoTXlo - OF WHICH -ri(E V A L U E of A YEAR'S CR.QP ! I M EY.CESS OF A.l-1-HE. qOLD EVER. S7C31.E.N BV -THE CONGJU IS1ADORE.S MORSE. WA-S OME. OF AMERICA.^ MOST" FAMOUS PAIrTt%RS U M f l L HIS INVEN-fToK OF 'THE lELE-CJRAH , WHICH ALMOST OBLlfERA-fED H I S SUCCESS A? Z - 2 AN DIET and HEALTH Dr. deadening cannot diagnose or Give personal answers to [cttcra from readers. \Vhen qucsllonj arc ot general Interest, however, they will lie taken up, In order. In Urn dally column. Address y o u r (lueriea to Dr. Logan Clendtmlng. care or Tlic Globg-llazcue. Write Leylljly and not moro than 200 words Tip. "»F LOGAN I'J.LNDEXIiNO, M. I)." MORE ABOUT FAT REDUCER A BOUT a month ago in this column we discussed a *»· drug which has been introduced recently for the treatment of excessive fat. It is caled "alphadinitro- phenol." It is used in certain industrial processes, and in munition workers during the World war it was found that those who were exposed to it lost a considerable amount of weight. There seems to be no question that its use will reduce weight. The method of its action has been found to be simply speeding tip oxidation all over the body, and in most cases it is harmless. It produces certain rather disagreeable symptoms, such as excessive perspiration and headache in some people. I have reccivc( j so many i eltcrs from readers, druggists and physicians about this article that it is quite impossible for me to answer all of them individually. One. of these letters was from a Brooklyn physician who felt that it was somewhat dangerous to publish such an article, as he felt the announcement of the drug had been made so short a time ago that there had not been time to judge of its value. I agree with him about this and call attention to the fact that I recommended that it .should be given only under the direction of a physician and, as is customary when I report on a new remedy in these columns, I did not give the dosage, which automatically prevents people from harming themselves by self-medication. My principal purpose in writing the article was to indicate the possibility of a new method which may be valuable. The Brooklyn doctor points out the fact that it is only since July 15 that this remedy bos been used, and that it is not entirely harmless. In September there was a report of a case of a severe akin rash apparently from an average dose of the drug, and on Aug. 26, I am informed that the death of a California physician was reported after its use. In general, however, it seems to be quite harmless, and even very large closes have been given without harm. For the benefit of those who wish to use it under the care of a physician, I refer physicians to articles in the Journal of the American Medical association, Volume 101, No. 3, Volume 101, No. 14, and especially Volumnc 103, No. 27. To the many Inquiries which have come from druggists concerning where the drug can be purchased, I refer them to the Kastman Kodak company. EDJTOlfS .NOTK: six pamphlets u- Dr. clcndc/ilng cnn now be obtained by ccncllnfj 10 cents in coin, for each, and a flelr-ailclressed envelope atomr.otl with a 3 cent stamp, to Dr. r^osan Clcndcntng, in core of this paper. Tho pamphlets are: "indigestion nart C'onatlpatlon," "deducing and Gaining," " I n f a n t feeding," "Instructions for llin Treatment ot Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene" and "The Caro ot tho Hair and Skin." ONCE OVERS tlf J. .1. SIVSHY SUFCIDAL MOTORING As a motorist you have had the experience of feeling drowsy at the wheel. This may have been from loss of sleep or due to other causes, You have nodded off to find your car headed toward the side of the paving- but kept on driving despite this warning. You may have escaped an accident bi.it many thousands in similar circumstances have not been so fortunate. When you feel sleepy while driving a car--Stop! Either take a little walk or a nhort nap until you have overcome the spell, or turn the wheel over to someone else. It's too great n risk to keep going when you are having difficulty in keeping awake. Young folks meet with accidents frequently because the girls encourage speeding; instead of being sensible advisers, they encourage their escorts to "step on the gas." Red-blooded chaps will obey a girl's suggestion to speed up. Few will fail to take this suggestion, especially if accompanied by the intimation that the boy friend companion is afraid to drive fast. Too often the girls, themselves, are to blame for the accidents they meet. ONK MINtJTK PUM'IT--I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.--Psalm ]19:101. EARLIER DAYS An Interesting Djilly F en turc Drmrn rxom the Globe-Gaxcttc'B I-"lfcH of ilin Years Gtmo Hy. Thirty Years Ago-George Thompson is confined to his home by Illness, but expects to bo out the latter part of the week. William Ryan of Douglieriy was in the city yesterday for a short visit with friends. Miss Gertrude Stoddard of Ksthcrville is in the city for a visit with relatives and friends. Judge Jefferson, one of the prominent Odd Fellows of Iowa, is in the city today and will make a visit among friends upon business mailers connected with the Odd Fellows home. Miss Gertrude Van Wie is taking a short vacation from her duties at the Glauville store. Thomas Dryden of the Leader has returned from a visit to his home in Windom, Minn. A marriage license was granted today to Walter Hutchinson and Martha Hoffman. Twenty Years Ago-Professor Bcmls, the engineer employed by the city to aid in the gas and electric case, arrived in the City this morning for a conference witlt the city conn ell and attorneys. The bold theft of two horses and the conveyances to which they were attached on busy Mason Cily streets was learned of yesterday by police who are now working on the case. J. H. Rnnyan, traveling- agent of the Norther Pacific railroad, is In the city today calling on local shippers. F. E. Walsh and W. H. Walsh of Garner were business callers in the city yesterday. R. G. Kane of Redfield, S. Dak., is visiting his sister, Mrs, I. Clausen. Miss Ethel Leitncr left yesterday for Dubuque where she will visit friends for a few days. WASHINGTON--Attention of all the world powers interested in the Mexican .-rituution is turned upon the investigation of the execution of the Englishman W. S. Benton, at Juarez. Ten Years Ago-William B. Wolf, assistant manager of Mier Wolf and Sons Furniture store, leaves Friday for Minneapolis, where he will attend the winter formal of Sigma Alpha Mu, his college fraternity. The Rev. C. H. VanMetre, pastor of the Methodist church at Garner, and captain and regimental chaplain of the 133rd infantry of the Iowa National guard, spent the day in Mason City Wednesday. Mrs. Jacob Jacobson left yesterday for her home in Grand Junction, following a visit at the home at Mrs. Harrison Davis, 3024 Kast State street. Jack Welsh of Chicago, a federal inspector of the railroads, was here today inspecting the power of the local lines. B. E. Nash, W. H. Brcmncr and D. M. Denison, all of Minneapolis and officials of the M. and St. L. railroad, were in the special private car which pulled south out of Mason City Thursday afternoon on a trip over the road Mr. Bremner, a former president of the road, was the speaker before the Kiwanig club Thursday noon. SS18S!3ilBSJiS!ttIS«iSiB^^ OBSERVING recall that the last time i shed ti tear on the bier of that dying institution, the chautauqua, I drew a resounding ;erbal spanking from Henry L. Mencken. He was then conducting a column in the Chicago Tribune's Sunday issue and my eulogy to the nfluence of the chautauqua, in- spiied by the final session of the ne at Northwood, gave him the ;heme of his discussion. ily suggestion that the automo- )llc and the modernized tempo of ife hud sealed the chautnuqua's doom was met by the retort that 'the yokelry is too busy making and drinking home brew to give any time or attention lo cultural uplift." The ironical reference to no was an "this extremely smart young man from Mason City." I still have welts to show for that chastisement! But I haven't changed my opinion ibout the i I lortance of the contribution made by the clmutauqua which for nearly a half century wrought entertainment and eloquence to communities with otherwise would havo been deprived of :t. Theodore Roosevelt once referred ;o the chautauqua us "the most American thing in America." Recently the Christian Science Monitor reviewed the history o£ the institution, recalling its origin on the shores of Lake Clmutauqua, in New York state, in 1874, as a summer school for Sunday school teachers. It developed rapidly into an outdoor lyceum, with branches extending through the United States and Canada. Iowa was probably the center of the chautauqua belt. Among the noted speakers who sold their talents to the chautaucjua were Presidents Hayes, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft and Harding. Senators included LaFollctte, Clark, ore, Cummins, Dolllver, Kenyan, Vardaman and dozens more. William Jennings Bryan was perhaps the greatest drawing card, with Lyman Abbott. T. DeWitt Talmage, Brooker T. Washington ami Strickland Gilliland all commanding great audiences. As recently as ten years ago, there were some twenty companies engaged in operating chaulaucjua circuits, with a staff of 511 lecturers and entertainers, with an annual audience of 30,000,00 in toto. Today the chautauqua Is extinct, so far as we know, unless it be in a limited section of western Canada and tho abutting region in United States. I'll still shed a. tear over this even though it drasv another rebuke from Mrs. Mencken's little boy Henry. wonder," aaya M. P. R., "it some way couldn't be found whereby the public coulil have information concerning the degree in which various persons catering to public patronage meet their- community obligations. I recognize that the plan would be fraught with danger unless it were Intelligently managed but it would seem to me that it could be accomplished. "I have In mind an individual who is wholly devoid of co-operatlvo spirit. He declines to give even a, cent to the community chest, he declines to accept scrip and his scale of pay for help is completely out of line with the spirit of national recovery. There's another factor in his cns! which makes his 'slackerlsm' the more flagrant but to mention it would be to identify the person in. question and I have no desire to do that. "It strikes me that, other things oeing anything like equal, the average patron would like to trada with those who live up to theit. 1 responsibilities. It would be extremely easy to do for the reason that about 99 out of every 100 businesa houses are right on the question^ This same overwhelming ratio would make it extremely easy to identify tho parasites. "Isn't this- an idea worth considering '! I toss it into the hopper for consideration." wonder if many of us realize that "sate at home" ia just an empty phrase as far as accidents are concerned. Nearly one out of every three accidental deaths in the United States last year occurred in the home and nearly half of all non-fatal injuries also occurred in the home. Deaths from home accidents in. 1933 numbered about 29,500, an increase of 500 over the total in 1832. Injuries totaled 4,300,000. In six months of the year there were more fatalities ta home accidents than in motor vehicle mishaps. The chief cause of home accidents was falls. You'll he surprised to learn Hint about 13,000 persons met death by tripping, slipping and otherwise literally falling into then- graves. Burns, scalds and explosions were next in importance. have another slogan for youi. 1 collection," writes A. G. R. of Dews. "This is found in .1 restaurant in the city. 'Don't say, charge it, this is no battery station.' Hope that you can use this. TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Horn This Date--Victor-Marie Hugo, b. 1802, author of the classic Les Miserables, greatest of French novels. Hia Le Rof s'amuse has been simg around the world as Rigoletto, with Verdi's music. * · Dominique Arng-o, ]j. 1786, French astronomer and physicist notable for discoveries in magnetism and optics. * * William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, b. 3846, plainsman and showman. * * Coningsby Dawson, b. 1883, Canadian novelist. : ' " Arthur Stringer b. 1874, novelist. ·i · B 1815--Napoleon T3onaparte unsettled Europe after its statesmen thought they had settled everything, by escaping from JUlbii, casting aside the role of petty prince of a Mediterranean isle, to take command once again ns emperor, to command a nation, to stake all on his genius as a general. Four days later he landed in France, and the final 100 days' of Napoleon the Great began. In-four months he waa again, and finally, in exile upon a tiny isle, done for at 46. 18u2--There was classic bravery as British steamer Birkcnhead sank at 2 a. m., off Point Danger, southeast coast of Africa. There weren't enough lifeboats, women and children were sent away to safety men of the 12th Lancers, COth Riflea and 2nd, 6th, 12th, ·13rd, 45th, 73rd, 7-lth and 91st Regiments lined the rails at attention and the long roll played upon the drums as they went down with the ship in unbroken ranks. Four hundred fifty-four were drowned. · · · 1D07--Higgest command ever assigned an American general was given for a peacetime task: George W. Goctlmls, aged 40, U. S. Army, was made chief engineer of the Panama Canal, n. $300,000,000 job. He completed it ahead of .schedule. What Is 11 4-nolnt Hudson's Hay blanket? F. A. In referring to a blanket, weight. A. point is a Canadian unit o£ weight slightly more than a pound. A Hudson's Bay blanket is a very heavy all woolen blanket used by trappers and traders--like an army blanket, except that it is even heavier. It may be gray, tan or patterned, but a favorite color is red. Why do preachers li.sc wards utul phra.sus in sermons taboo in private conversation? A. r.. The pulpit or platform lends to words and phrases a dignity which conversation does not give them. This makes possible their use by public speakers. How are Greek letter fraternities named? O. E. The usual procedure is to choose a name In English, which signifies the aims, ideals or character of the fraternity. This name is translated into Greek. The initial Greek letters of the words that form the name are the appellation by which the fraternity is known. The name Is known only to the members of the organization. Among women inventors, do more; of them inuke basic. Inventions or Itnprovo iipoji (licm? (j, ,f. Mostly in improvements. What music was played at the funeral of 1'resiilcnt Wilson? J. ,1. Chopin's Funeral March, Day Is Dying in tho West, The Powers o[ Death Have Done Their Worst and Taps. A) what gambling game is most, money lost? D. S. Professional gamblers say more money has been lost at roulette than at any other game, bat it is impossible, of course, to find any statistics to prove this. How aro questions h:tmllc! in the office of tho Haskln Information service? W. \V. Incoming letters are opened at a mailing table, stam|cd with the date and taken in great baskctfulf! to the assignment desk. Hero they are read and divided among researchers according to typo of inquiry. When the research work in done, replies to letter.-! are dictated to stenographers, typed, read at the editorial desk, sent to the table for outgoing mail, where they are prepared for mailing, .loin the hosts of people who use this ncv.'iip.ipcr's Information service at Washington, D. C. Frederic J. Haslcln is the director. Send stamp or coin for return postage. Does Ijikn Ciiamjiliiln extend to Canada? W. K. It is chiefly in the United States, between New York and Vermont, but has its northern end six miles within the Canadian boundary in the province of Quebec. Its extreme length from north to south is about J25 miles, and Us breadth is from Vb to 15 milcn. Who originated intelligence tests? 11. It. Francis Gnlton in 1873 applied measurement': and oilier atatiatlcs to anthropology and iu 1883 pub- lished Inquiries into Human Faculty. These were Improved upon by Cattcll in 18SO, by Munsterberg in IK'Jl, by Claparcde in 1S85 and Binet .and Simon in 1806. DoHcrllHj hu\v gold is handled In snipping to U. S. C. C. Gold is usually packed in small "herring" kegs holding about 550,000 each, or in boxes containing 1 live bars, valued at a total of moro than .f'10,000. Shipments are mudo either In bars or coins, the latter' being more difficult to handle. After its removal from bank vaults, the gold is loaded into cars accompanied by armed guards. Aboard the ship it is .slowed in the bullion room or strong room and the purser is responsible for it. Armored trucks and guards await the ship- mcntH, the trucks being bulletproof with guards at the gunsllts. Who was tho first Christian martyr ? L. I}. Stephen (Acts ti and 1). What distance docs a kangaroo cover \vlth tuch leap? J. B. Up to 15 feel. J;: t h n Usjmllatu Pass used by airplanes flying over the Ande:* from Argentina to Chile, the only pass uirnlanu.s could use? O. B. Tlioro is one other within reasonable distance, Malpo, but It 1?) forbidden non-Chilean pilots foi.' reasons of military Intelligence. Who will he eligible for treatment ut tlio narcotic farm at Lcx- l« K ton, Ky.V K. ,1. The public health service sayw there Is now being constructed at; Lexington, Ky., the U. S. narcotic f n r m No. 1. This Is being constructed primarily for federal prisoners who are narcotic addicts. The law provides other persons may voluntarily place themselves there for treatment. AUNT MET I!y Robert Quilleu "She needn't put on airs. F can remember when her folks was accused o' puttin' on airs because they bought a fine-tooth comb."

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