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THURSDAY, MARCH 1. 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A IXK SY.NMCATB Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 Ea»t. State street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P . LOOMIS - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editoi LLOYD L. GEER - 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. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Cleat Lake. . 5 .15 lason city and Clear Lake. by the year $1.00 by the -nek OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND C'LKAB LAKfc Per year by carrier S7.00 By mail 0 months 52.00 Per weak by carrier S .15 By mall 3 months . .... 51-00 Per year by mall $4.00 By mall 1 month 5 .50 OUT5IUK 100 MILK ZONE Per year SG.OO Six uionths 53.00 Three mouths. .51-50 What each man feared would happen to himselt did not trouble him when he saw that it would rum another. --VERGIL Pertinent or impertinent Turner's ringing pronouncement against Wall street recalls Big Bill Thompson's mayoralty slogan of a few years ago. "Down With King George." And the king in question was George III, not the present British monarch. # 3 V One viewpoint is that building a formidable navy will "add fuel to a smouldering fire." Another is that this navy will come in enormously handy if that smouldering fire should break into a world conflagration. * S * Fred Biermann's suggestion that we let the prin- cinles of Christianity dictate our international relationships is ducky--except that it doesn't seem to give us any formula for Shinto Japan or atheist Russia. . t t- s If the democratic party doesn't produce a job for that young student editor at the University of Iowa, it will invite criticism as an ingrate. Sometimes Hugh Johnson's methods make one wonder whether President Roosevelt has really found his General Grant yet. DAILY SCRAP BOOK HITLER'BARS SCOUTING /-»ERMAN nationalism is in the foreground with an^ other narrow viewpoint. Nazi ofCicials have issued an order that the. German Boy Scout association must be dissolved at once. The nazi officials say that the scout organization is no longer needed in Germany. A movement for youth, educating them for nazi disciples, is to take its place. The Hitler administration objects to the Boy Scout association Ucause it is a part of an international movement. It desires that the German youth shall not be imbued with any spirit of internationalism througt association with Boy Scouts of other countries. · The idea is but another Hitler vanity. Germany cannot, through its individualism, ever pull itself up by its bootstraps into a. nation of largi t resources and great power. It will remain as simply a criticising and scolding nation, unless its youth are promptly taught that instead of Germany being isolated from other countries, its policies should be such as to encourage world cooperation. Germany's nationalism will in time fade into the background. The house of the nazi is being builded on the sands. The Hitler ideas, as now announced, will never create a great nation. The day that nations can greatly thrive through dependence solely upou their own resources has long gone by. The future will tend more and more to co-operative international policies. The association of youth from various nations, through such organizations as the Boy Scouts, will in the end be found even by the nazis to be of value in giving to the German youth a breadth and liberality which future generations will demand. AN EARNEST FIRST STEP HE three-point tax bill passed by the special ses- sioa of the legislature impresses the Globe-Gazette being an earnest and honest attempt to do some- ag^^ut'iBiiintolferable.tajt situation·in«_jpwa. It isn't''exai-jtiy"-thelull -we *o"i2d"iiave'-writiteu if matter had been left to us and it's evident that it isn't going to have universal approbation. Neither would the bill drawn by us or by anybody else. A difference of opinion is inescapable. Waiting for unanimity of viewpoint could mean only one thing--continued inaction. No plan of taxation is ever going to be popular with those who have to pay the bill. Often, if not generally, an individual's estimate of a tax plan is conditioned by the degree that he can escape his fair load. We may as well admit it. Iowa was confronted with a. situation in which real property bore an oppressive load. The legislature, guided in reasonable measure, at least, by an able governor, has tried to do something about it. A bill, combining the sales ana income tax idea and designed to raise $20,000,000, is the result. In its operation, it may prove either deficient or defective. Changes undoubtedly will suggest themselves, based on experience and observation. In the meantime, we are disposed to accept the bill as an intelligent first step toward the goal of a balanced system to raise public revenue in Iowa. ATT A 'GIRL, MAE I ]\ ffAE WEST is inviting gangdom to "come up and ·'·*- see me some time" if necessary. The gal who popularized curves and well-upholstered screen actresses announces that she will brave threats by appearing as witness against men accused of robbing her of jewels and cash, saying, "The Los Angeles district attorney's office and the police department arc efficient and have kept Hollywood as clean as possible of crooks, but their work is in vain if those on whom the gangsters prey do not do their part and go to court on the side of the law." The petite Mae continues -,ritn her definition of what constitutes good citizenship, "I have to do it a? a citizen; I have to do it for society. They threaten us in the picture colony under penalty of having acid thrown in our faces. And they don't stop at acid threats either. They threaten to kill. It is time someone called their 'hand' and if it has to be me, I'll do it." Atta girl, Mae. Besides the break you'll be giving the court attaches by appearing in these cases, you'll be destroying that tradition which has been growing steadfast which says that a celebrity should cower in fear of what, might happen in testimony against gang- dom. OTHER EDITORS A MERE BUSINESS CALL Wrintcr- City Freeman-Journal: Is it significant or not tnat San Turner journeyed to Des Monies dressed in his oldest clothes to look like a farmer, to make his formal announcement ^governorthrough the Des Moines Register ?-Rngsted ^patch. But Dan Turner did not journey to Des Moines for any such purpose. He was there on business. A u*u, -*."·--· - ! · _ 4.,, 'UnnnTYia ri f*JITinirlfl.r.fi_ 1H~. win and'tha't he owed it to the party to make the race. He was finally-persuaded to Become a candidate hence the announcement. Whether or not these friends ad vised him wisely remains to be seen. It is only poppy- rork to sav that he dressed as a farmer for the occa- So? However, the Freeman-Journal's observations have been that while visiting towns *%TM«sdr^s just as others do and nobody can distinguish farmers from other men by the clothes they wear. FATAL RELICS OF WAR La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune: Mines put into the sea during the World war still are afloat. A F""} 1 *" steamer recently found one in the Baltic sea and had it destroyed. Since the war one Swedish naval officer has found and destroyed more than 3oO drifting mines-hideous engines of death, waiting to slip into the -aths of unsuspecting ship captains. That such hazards still exist on the high seas is rather shocking to one's sense of security. But when you stop to think about it, the wonder is that there are not more of them around to cause tragedies Mines were tossed into the water in an indescribably prodigal manner during the war. When the armistice arrived, the allied navies spent months picking them up; but in the very nature of things it was inevitable that they should miss a greac many. The world really is very lucky that these derelict mines have not proved a far greater hazard to postwar ocean traffic. _ i INSULL--AT SUNSET · Emporia, Kansas, Gazette: What a pitiful spectacle is Samuel Insull--a poor old man, busted financially, broken physically, shattered spiritually--who never had much arrogance and pride. Such a measly capital! Now he; stands alone under the sun and stars, with every nation barring him; an involuntary exile with only the yawning/door oij-the penitentiary assuring .him of welcome. 'WMt^aiPending! What a'career! A life of greedy-spinnihg'onJa web that broke with the first breath of bad times. 'What a failure. The poor, old battered hulk of a man, rudderless and without power, going to pieces under the waves of adverse circumstances, in the shoals of his declining years! We do not need hell for justice in this world, when we know the truth. IT'S ILLOGLCAL, AT LEAST Livcrmore Gazette: Some of our day laborers can hardly be blamed if they fail to see justice in the way some of our laws are working out. It seems that CWA laborers have been told that they cannot draw money from the CWA if they are going to spend it for booze. At least it is reported that some v/orkers in nearby towns have been wiped off the slate for doing just that. And now that argue that "the government gave us back liquor, and then fires us for drinking it." Does look a little illogical on the face of it--and the more one drinks the more illogical it appears to him- WHY MAKE COLFLESH DO IT? Marshalltown Tir.ves-Rcpublican: Administration would have Colflesh conduct the prosecution of the Kraschel-Beh indictment. But why insist on a republican prosecutor with so many keen* and deserving democratic lawyers who could use the job? Attorney General O'Connor might be called to the case. He should know a lot about that Ottumwa situation having started the Manning case. 86 PEP- CEN-f 0 F ALL, FARMS I N THE. U.S., ARE. S-ftj-L, OPERATED BY MUL-ES oft. MORSES ' RINGS" ARE. SCARS OVER -THE. DAMAGE PONE -10 "THE BARK BY SAP SUCKERS ^ OBSERVING CALIFORNIA HVlrJ3 AUJNG O R I N O C O RIVER. IN V E N E Z U E L A IR.OW AU- VEGETABLES ABOVE -THE 4POUNt BECAUSE. OF -THE SWARMS of AK-f^ -TftAT £VERVWHERE INFEST TfiE GARDENS DIET and HEALTH Dr ClendenlDg cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general Interest, however, they will be taken up. In onler, In the dally column. Address your auerics to Dr. Logan clendenlng, care of Tlw Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 -words. EARLIER DAYS Au Interesting Dally Feature Drawn From tlio Globe Flics of tho Years Gone By. am gratified by the tendency toward the use of town names rather than county names in the identification of country weeklies. There was a 'ime when it was reasoned that posing: as a county paper conveyed the impression of widespread influence but now most papers are content to be identified with the town in which they are printed. It's a further observation that other newspapers printed in a county where the all- embracing newspaper name is used are just a bit resentful. Generally speaking, people think in terms of towns rather than of counties and for quoting purposes, the name of the town is far more revealing than the name of_ the county. That by way of explaining why the exchange editor on this page sometimes takes the liberty to substitute a town for a county when setting down the credit line for a borrowed editorial. --o-have records to show American motorists are doing an _ enormous amount of night driving at 50 miles an hour with 20 miles an hour headlights. Night accidents are increasing and, in addition, a larger proportion of such accidents is resulting in deaths. Now the fault lies not so much with the car as with the driver. Good headlights are available if motorists will but use them. Even on a car several years old it doesn't take much time or money to have adequate headlighting equipment installed. It's a common sight to see a car speeding along the highway with but a single headlight. It's also common to see headlights that glare to such an extent that they blind oncoming motorists. Other lights are so badly out of focus that they are far from their maximum efficiency. Check your headlights today. See that they are in condition to do a good job. H -By LOGAN CLENDEN1NG, to. D. ELECTROLYSIS REMOVES HAIR I OW man came to be relatively naked is not an easy question to answer. Some people believe that it was caused by the habit of wearing clothes, living in hot houses, and other features of the civilized life. Perhaps, on the contrary, it was an evolutionary adaptation, and the explanation is exactly the oppo- ii[n-- s ite of the above one--that, in short, the lack of hair caused man to wear clothes, not that clothes caused the lack of hair. Certainly in the prehistoric period of savage civilization, hair must have been necessary to the human animal, as to other animals, mostly Jfor protection agatit cold. It/ is; : not surprising, therefore, that' such things as superfluous hairs should occur. Perhaps it is more natural that they should occur than that they shouldn't. Superfluous hairs, however, are no different from other kinds of hair. If you will study the anatomy and growth of hair as outlined in the Dr. Clendeninj: first article this week, you will see that the removal of superfluous hair by ordinary means simply removes the top part and leaves the root in, and a new hair will grow in to take its place. It is not necessarily true that the removal of hair by razor or other mechanical means will cause the succeeding hairs to grow in thicker. Probably the origin of this idea is that when a young boy begins to shave his beard gets thicker and coarser, but that simply follows the natural development of the hair on the face. It tends to get coarser as age advances. There are several ways to remove superfluous hair. It would be very unfair to say that any one method is the best. In many cases, the use of a razor is probably as good as any. A German dermatologist recently came out flat-footedly and said that the best way was to make an application of 10 parts of hydrogen peroxide and 50 parts of alcohol, apply this on a towel over the superfluous hairs, and then rub them off with pumice stone. For permanent removal the root itself must be HANGING TO A COAT-TAIL I N KANSAS, there are eleven candidates on the "democratic ticket for governor, and each one of them announces his candidacy in this fashion: "I advocate the principle of the new deal and the recovery program and the leadership of President Roosevelt." When was hanging to another's coat-tail a New Deal? Unless otherwise indicated, it will be taken for "ranted that every democrat supports the president But the relation of the Roosevelt recovery program to state government is remote, at the best, and unless our democratic brethren in Kansas have something to offer the voters, there isn't much reason to place them in office. If support of the president is to be the keynote in the campaigns for state office during an off year, what will be the slogan in 1936? EDITOR'S MAIL BAG "DOGS" MASON CITY, Feb. 28.--The apostle John, in his wonderful word-picture of the new Jerusalem as he sees'- ; descending from heaven, gives us «. list of the'' defenders who may not enter that city, and who, he' .eclares, are without the gates. The first word in tike list is "dog," and our nation, one of the foremost in the ranks of those who claim to be carrying the Word 1 of Truth to those in darkness, needs to call a tialt on the dog craze which is now passing over the land. Dogs are fine and useful animals in their place-as the servant of man--but as a pampered and petted member of the human family they become a nuisance at best. The American woman who is so prone to go to extremes is in danger of making herself ridiculous over this dog fad, and the modern home echoes oftener perhaps to the barking of poodles than to the music of childish voices. Imagine the feelings of a young husband who, after his day's work, approaches the castle of his dreams where he rightfully hopes for a haven of comfort and loving cheer, only to be greeted by the noisy yapping of one or more offensive smelling dogs. He sinks into an easy chair but it is covered with canine hairs which cling- to his clothes. If his young wife drives to meet him, the ever-present pet dog peers from the car window. And what man worthy of the name ever points with pride to "my wife and dogs?" If the women of our land were justified in refusing the caress of "lips that touch tobacco" surely our men should let it be known in no uncertain tones that the "hands that fondle dogs shall never touch mine." One of our seaport cities has an elaborate hotel devoted to the care of pet dogs whose doting mistresses were obliged to leave them at home while they went abroad. Thousands of children are hungry and homeless but these lap dogs are not neglected. The sight of an elegantly dressed woman or girl being led through the streets by a snub nosed bulldog or an ugly, lonj haired Pekinese may give us a hint as to the origin of the saying, "America is going to the dogs." A blind man in an Iowa town had a large collie which led him safely through its streets for a number of years. A useful and noble animal, devoted to his master. But surely an intelb'gent woman with a proper sense of the fitness of things ought to consider seriously where her feet may lead her when they are led by a leash fastened to the collar of her pampered pet dog. N. M. HAVENS. 638 Connecticut avenue southeast. killed. Probably the only good safe method of removal is by electrolysis, which involves the use of a galvanic current with an electric needle. Whether the X-ray should be used for permanent depilation or not is doubtful. It has been urged that it should be used in the abundant growth of fine, downy hair, which is difficult to treat with the electric needle. But, on the contrary, these fine, downy hairs are the ones which are most resistant to radiation. To remove hair permanently, 'the amount of X-ray exposure required is such that it often causes permanent changes in the skin itself. Thirty Years Ago-Mrs. W. J. Holahan returned this morning from a visit among friends at Garner. Claim Agent Cutler of the Northwestern is in the city today looking after matters of business. M. O. Young of the Stacy company went east this morning concerning business with the banana trade. Editor Thomas Purcell of Hampton Is in the city today looking after business matters. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Ikenberry departed this morning for Nora Springs for an over Sunday visit. S. X. Way of Waverly is in the city today for a few days business. Miss Agnes Cross has accepted a position at Dunlop's Dry Goods store. Twenty Tears Ago-Twenty-five or 30 of the managers of the fairs of North. Iowa will meet in Mason City for a two days' seasionron; March 5 and 6. " . ' Judge Marcus A. Kavanaugh v of Chicago delive'rec his lecture on the importance of law enforcement at the Christian church last night. S. H. Paulson of Britt was in the city. yesterday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chapke were over from Clear Lake yesterday. F. A. Kirschman returned yesterday from a short trip to New Hampton and Charles City. W. J. Jenkins of Britt was a visitor in the city today. Mrs. Roberts of Nora Springs was in the city shopping today. Hanford MacNider returned this morning from a business trip to Chicago. C. O. Earer of Rockford was a business caller in Mason City yesterday. Ten Years Ago-Miss Clementine Hentges of Le Mars is here, the guest of her brothers, Joe and Ed Hentges. The Hon. Richard Alastair Erskine of London great grandson of Lord Erskine, formerly lord high chancellor of England, and whose law works are-on the shelves of practically every lawyer in the country, and J. S. Taylor, also of London, are visiting at the home of Dr. H. D. Holman, 622 Delaware avenue northeast. Paul Snyder, associated with the Security National bank for five years, has accepted a position as manager of the credit department of Tom Morrell's Sash and Door company at Long Beach, Cal. MUNICH, Bavaria.--Field Marshall Ludenhorft and nine aides were placed on trial today charged with an attempt to overthrow the government. Adolph Hitler, leader of the Bavarian fascisti, is among the defendants. Maynard Tournier, Mason City's popular tenor, wil' broadcast over station WDAP, Chicago, tonight at 10 o'clock. Miss Gertrude Smesrude of Kensett is a guest this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lindsay, 420 South Taylor avenue. ONCE OVERS -- By i. 3. MM!Di SMALLER CITIES FOR FRIENDSHIP Most young men and women who have jobs in smaller cities long to go to the larger centers for employment in their special lines. Remuneration is larger but so also are expenses and demands are greater. There is less sentiment in business in any large city. Employes are not given the consideration they, are accorded in the smaller places. There is a demand for experts--less tolerance toward errors. It might surprise many young persons to learn the number of persons holding jobs and positions in cities who would trade them willingly for the more secure places of those employed in smaller places. Only the person who has been reared in a city and therefore has a number of school friends is able to establish many close friendships in later life. Friendships formed by those who go. to cities in their adult years are confined very largely to persons met in places of employment. In churches and other places, people also are met, to be sure, but usually-those persons have their own little circle of friends and are not particularly anxious to add to the number. Such friendships have not the stability acquired during school days and carried on through a lifetime. OXE-MINCTB PULPIT--But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.--Isaiah 28:13. TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Born This Date--Marcus Vaderius Mar tialis, known as Martial, b. 41 B. C., Latin poet anc epigrammist of immortal memory. * * William Dean Howells, b. 1837, American novelist. * * Frederick Chopin (Sho-pang), b. 1809, Polish composer of su perlative artistry and imagination. * * Augustus S Gaudens, b. 1848, sculptor. * * Giles Lytton Strachey b. 1880, English biographer of great and near great * * Percival Wilde, b. 1887, author and poet. 9 * · 1468-69--William Caxton began, at Bruges, France translation of "Recueil of the Histories of Troy," from the French. After he completed it, in September the work kept copyists busy applying manuscripts They were so much in demand among wealthy Englisl who were able to read that Caxton was led to invest! gate and consider a new invention called printing a a means of speeding up multiplication of copies. Afte he had seen some works of Coster, Faust, Schoeffe and Gutenberg, he financed a press and font of typ for one Colard Mansion, became the first Englisi printer. The "Recital of the History of and the Gam and Play of Chess" were the first books ever printci in English. » · · 1711--Initial issue of the "Spectator," edited b Joseph Addison, 39, and Richard Steele, 39, appeare in London. It was the first attempt made in Englanc or any other country, to instruct and amuse unlearne readers by short papers, appearing daily and sellin for pennies. 1867--Nebraska ("Wide river") became the thirty seventh state. 1932--Most celebrated unsolved crime In America history was committed; Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., 2 months old, was kidnaped from the hone near Hope well, N. J. should like to know more about the plan used in Cali_ fornia under which uniden- ified writers of checks are required o stamp their fingerprints on the hecks they write; If the check is good, the finger- irint comes back to them and is estroyed. If, on the other hand, the heck is "rubber," the writer is .egged as a criminal. According to report, this has had he effect of driving professional writers of bad checks out of business. None wishes to have his fin- erprints on record and the result las been an exodus of these gentry to states where a good face is stil convertible into cash. The more I consider the matter fingerprinting as a means of protecting the innocent against the wrong-doers. The accomplishments of crime detection through this medium are truly amazing. was delighted to have this offering of verse from Aurora Gonzalez, a frequent contribuijr to this department hi its earlier years: A HILL I Raw a lovely hill today. Although the Krass was brown and icre And though the trees were Badly dressed. A lovely hill It seemed to me. For In ft cubby near the top A bit of feathery snow Jay pressed, As If the hill a mother tons Had bent to sing-a If to lull, perhaps to blefs tiny child upon her breast, list oo It seemed as 1 went past. Miss Gonzalez is now a nurse at t. Mary's hospital in Rochester, ilinn. Only recently sho returned o her duties there following a three reeks vacation in Mason City. have before me a circular from a Hollywood movie feature agency. Across its op, prominently displayed, is the uestion, "How big are Garbo's eet?" Immediately below is the as- urance that here at last is a daily .ovie feature which treats of only he items of real importance in the world--"not the usual gui'I and salami dished out by fly-by- light organizations," to draw ver- iatim from the circular. The ines- apable conclusion then is that Hol- ywood'a No. 1 problem is embodied n that question, "How big are Gar- jo's feet?" note that in case of kidnap- ing,, one is supposed to rush to long distance and put hrough a call to WASHINGTON, NATIONAL 7117. The call insures .he prompt attention of the federal government in tracking down the ;riminals and providing immediate publicity where it will do the most ;ood. May the long arm of justice lave no limitation as to reach when t is extended out in the direction of .his most despicable of criminals. ;he kidnaper. --o--· have chanced upon an interesting story as to how porterhouse steaks got that name. According to this explanation a small hotel in Sandusky, Ohio, called the Porter House, was the inspiration and Charles Dickens the person who applied the name. It was in 1847 that the famous English writer visited the Porter House. He was so pleased with a steak served there that he spread its fame through the United States, referring to it as the steak served in the Porter House in Ohio. Afterwards the more I incline to favor a system under which all' of us .submit t . leading hotels and cafes ..began to ' - ' i r h o u K v ' call their best steals Tell of President Roosevelt's father. H. A. James Roosevelt H was prominent in railroad and banking circles, breeder and owner of fine horses, O raduate of Harvard law school, World's fair commissioner in 1893, personal friend of Grover Cleveland and diplomat. He was prominent socially, traveled extensively and devoted much money and time to development and improvement of hl Hyde park estate. He was twice married, and had one son by each marriage, President Roosevelt be- .ng the son of the second marriage. How many questions should a person ask in one letter? K. B. If the questions pertain to one subject, three or four may be included. Otherwise it is better to write separate letters as it causes delay in passing the letter from one department to another. Address letter to this paper's Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, including coin or stamp for reply. Can fainting at the sight of blood be overcome? G. S- Usually by exercise of will power and a determination within the individual not to be affected by the sight of blood. Was Gene Sarazen ever a golf caddy? W. H. He was a caddy, a caddy master. assistant professional and then a professional. Where is the Lost Snn Snba Mine? W. D. Its exact location is still unknown Sometimes it. is described as far east as the Colorado river. and sometimes as far west as tho Nueces river. Is the health of young people worse than 50 years ago? L. C!. In general as compared with those of 50 years ago. it has improved because of youth's -oartici- pation in active snorts and because of health education and immunization and control of communicable coast. Those ships which were too large to pass through the locks in the canals were cut in half until they reached deep water where they were joined together again. Why does slamming an oven door make a cake fall? L. D. The jar breaks the tiny air cells in a delicate structured cake and the structure falls. What is the origin of the rows of stitchlnjr on gloves? S. D. The glove was a well known article of dress in England aboui the fourteenth century. Companies manufacturing gloves were in existence as early as the fifteenth century. Gloves have had some form of embroidery stitched on the back almost since the beginning of glovt manufacture. Queen Elizabeth's gloves had much rich and elaborate embroidery on the backs of the gauntlet cuffs. Are all the states within birth and death registration areas? D. SI. Texas, the last, qualified in 1933. Is the land alontf our coastlines gradually sinking? K. S. The United States coast and geodetic survey says observations at present do not extend far enougli back to give definite evidence. They show that if any movement is taking place, it is extremely small, probably less than a hundredth of a. foot a year. What Is the meaning of the name. Ann? M. K. Taken from the Hebrew, it means Grace of the Lord. It is the feminine form of John. Wh^n was natuml jras firs' used to Illttminnte a town? I). M. In 1821. when used for illumination of thf village of Fredonia. N I Y A well 1% inches in diameter | was drilled to a denth of 27 feet ; near a noted gas soring and for | many years supplied the village witW street lights. Were ships from the Great Lakes cut In two anil lirousiht to the ocean during the World war. E. L. During our participation in the World war cargo ships were drawn from every possible source, even the Great Lakes, where there was a quantity of fresh water ships mid men available after some preparation. Seamen, as well as ships ' were brought from the lakes to the ; AUNT MET By Robert Quillen \\ "I reckon there's good in ever'lhing. Thunder storms used to wake me up scared half to death till T got used to Pa's snorin'."

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