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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, AUGUST 8 1935 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN 4, »V. WEE Issued Every Week Day by tn« MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Strtet Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER - Publisher Managing Editor - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which It exclusively entitled to the use lor publication of all news plspatches credited to it or not otherwise credited ID this paper, and all local news. MEMBER, JOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DCS Molnes news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SDBSCKIFTION RAXES Uttaon City and Clear Lake, Mason city and Clear Lake, by the week ~ EB 5 .10 Dy the year £7.00 OUTSIDE MASON CITI AND CI.E4JS IAKE JPcjr year by carrier ... . J7.00 By mall 6 months J2.25 Per week by carrier $ .15 By mall 3 montns $125 Fed year by mall $4.00 By mall 1 month ....._.. I .50 OUTSIDE 100 MH-E ZONE Per year ?6.00 Sis months.. J3 00 Three months., $1.76 PERTINENT or IMPERTINENT In view of the profligate spending in every other field, it is hard to place the administration's opposition to immediate payment of the bonus on any other basis than unfriendliness to the service man. You can't laugh off the fact that in the first half of the current year, 35,312 new automobiles were sold in Iowa as compared with 20,105 hi the first half of 1934. PLEASING CONTRAST A S opposed to the grand circus effects produced at the Hauptmann trial, American justice can comfort itself somewhat with the rapid and decent conclusion of the trial of Gerald Thompson, Peoria, who was convicted and sentenced to death last week for the murder of a young woman. The case had immense possibilities of sensation. It attracted mobs of thousands, fighting to get seats In the courtroom. There were threats of mob violence, and all the rest of it. But it was put through in orderly fashion, with no more publicity exploitation than any other case. Procedure was orderly and dignified, and justice was done. It is to be hoped that the Hauptmann case marks the all-time high for sensational exploitation of murder cases. Some of the stunts achieved at that trial, euch as prosecutor and defense counsel taking to the radio and arguing their cases over national hookups, were almost unbelievable. The evidence was discussed and analyzed outside of the courtroom by the limeligh seeking attorneys, who repeatedly propagandized their sides of the case by statements as to law and facts which were never heard in court. Many able lawyers believe that the show was so monstrously indecent that it approached contempt of court, and might easily have been a pretext for invalidating the conviction. It is impossible to avoid intense public interest in certain crimes and trials. A reasonable newspaper "coverage" is a matter of good public policy. But to make a holy show of them, deliberately to whip up public excitement to a state of hysteria, to invoke all the meretricious aids of the press agent, is to degrade justice and give such matters importance far beyond their worth. The Peoria case, we may hope, presages a return to judicial decency. At any rate it hasn't been suggested yet that the republican party has employed a professional propagandist to direct a "whispering campaign" against the white house. The week's test line was uttered by a radio preacher: "We pray on our knees Sunday and on our neighbors the rest of the week." The highway of government is as clearly marked as the highway of motor travel--if only we'll look for the markings. Simile: Convincing as Camera's two-month late claim that he was drugged before his bout with Joe Louis. And now American heiresses are reduced to two Mdivani brothers for the selection of their future titles. OTHER VIEWPOINTS THE RHODE ISLAND VOTE ·REPUBLICANS naturally attach large significance **· to the clear-cut victory of their candidate over . a new deal democrat in Tuesday's special congressional ..election in Rhode. Island. The democratic plurality of 21,000 at ..the'last' regular election was turned to a 13,000 defeat in this election which drew a vote of approximately 83,000 votes. And the sole issue of the campaign was that of supporting or repudiating the administration. It's easily understandable, therefore, why Hamilton Fish, Senator Hastings and other republican leaders should interpret the Rhode Island result as a prophecy of republican success next year. There is probably about the same loose justification for it as for the traditional claim: "As goes Maine, so goes the nation." A more disinterested slant on politics leads us to the belief that the Rhode Island situation is more important as a political stimulus than as a political augury. Republicans will be led by it to believe that victory is within the possibilities; democrats will be led by it to sense that defeat is not outside of the possibilites. The assumption once prevalent that the 1936 election will be a mere formality by which the administration continues itself in power for another four years has been knocked into a cocked hat. Watch the fur fly from this point on! CHIROPRACTIC DEFINED The Chiropractor: Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and art of things natural; a system of adjusting the articulations of the spinal column, hand only, for the correction of the cause of disease. The adult spinal column consists of the superior 24 freely movable bone segments, called vertebrae, together with the sacrum and coccyx. All the great nerve trunks emit through the openings between these vertebrae, which openings are known as the inter- vertebral foramina. The vital nerve force within man Is carried by these nerve trunks from the brain to the various organs, muscles and tissues of the body. For every effect you must have a cause; that is a fundamental law of physics. If a person ia ill, then the condition of disease, regardless of the name applied to it, is in fact an effect for which there must be a cause. The chiropractic premise is that the cause of disease is due to the subluxation of vertebrae, which produce pressure upon the nerve trunks and thus interfere with the normal transmission of vital nerve force. The chiropractic objective is to locate the point in the spine where nerve pressure exists, due to a vertebral subluxation, and, through proper adjustment by hand, to restore the subluxated vertebrae to its normal position, thus releasing the pressure on the nerves involved and thereby removing the cause of disease in the body. Renewed health is the natural result. WALDORF'S IN THE BLACK Lake Mills Graphic: Winnebago county'folks interested in Waldorf college are happy over the financial statement recently issued by .the board of trustees. It showa a total general income of $65,933.54 with expenses at 558,981.52, leaving a net excess of income over expense of $6,952.02. Many larger schools would e proud of a statement such as this one. In scholastic rating Waldorf is likewise forging ihead. Its graduates are in. demand for teaching positions, and the courses are fully accredited and ap- iroved for those who wish to continue their studies at a university. As the college continues to flourish many boys and girls who otherwise would not have an opportunity to attend college will be able to continue their education. DAILY SCRAP BOOK By SCOTT K I P t t A V o f f l / t f . / a w i j W H A M KlDO so/sc.fDAHo WHAT PHILADELPHIA.PH- KI"T" YAK/MA,WASH. WHO KNOW AutrTtf.TEXAS WHOM /£xs£/c/y,H./. WARD SK.OOKIW, n.y. WILL. URBAN A, ILL. WASH V/AVE Jj}UW/u.E,Kf. WOOD JKANDMHOS. WEAN PKPYI!EHCE,R.I, WORK WEED WtK^tl-C. WOW OMAHA, NEB. WREN FOUND IM -rftE CA.LL LETTERS oF DIFFERENT OBSERVING raiJi^raiif^ilg^R^ weary of hearing those discussing politics trade on re- or the Bible. In the current political rumpus in Iowa, an official was recently compared with Christ by an over- aealous editorial defender. Then in "people's pulpit" discussion, I fine this assertion: "Mr. Murphy disagrees with Mr Sullivan and Pilate disagreed with the Saviour but Christianity still tea." If this isn't open to condemnation as · sacrilege, it certainly is objec- a basis of bad taste Fortunately it brings its own penalty. I have yet to find a person who is favorably impressed by such ludi- PERFORM I Mq SEALS ARE REALLY "FLAPPER." SEA LIONS FROM CA.UFORMIA BEACH E5 OF- HILL'S ARE SCATTfeREP OVER- ETHIOPIAN PRA1R1ES- m EVEN-r OF WA.R. wmt -THEY MAY BE. U5ED AS WA-TCH --TOWER? CoprrfelB, WSS. by Centra! Press Association, Inc. Q-Q DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clendenlng cannot diagnose or give personal answnra to letters from rcadgrs. When questions are oi general interest, however, they will be taken up, In order, In the daily column. Address your Inquiries to Dr. Logan deadening, care or The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than '200 words. B LET'S STICK TO FACTS it those seeking to extend the scope of government operations, the postoffice department is often alluded to as a model of perfection in business methods. While it doubtless is the best example that could be cited, the figures fall a long way short of carrying a. conviction that the government is making as much of the monopoly as a private concern would. It isn't to be forgotten that the express companies are competing profitably in one little segment of the field. Postmaster General Farley gave out some phoney figures last year tending to show a profitable year of business. He failed, however, to include one or two items which are properly chargeable to the postof- fice department. When included, the twelve mill'"" dollar balance claimed by him turned into a deficit of about four times that amount. In a well managed private business a chief executive would not be permitted thus to kid the stockholders. Figures in the postoffice department disclose that there have been only six years in history when there was a living within income. This isn't written to suggest that the postal service be vested in private hands. Not at all. It is merely an answer to those who believe that a miracle has been wrought by bureaucratic hands and that the same miracle could be extended into other fields IN IN ONE SHORT YEAR \JORTH DAKOTA farmers, who last summer were paid to kill their livestock because of drought conditions, now are asking the United States department of agriculture to furnish them more cattle because of an over abundance in the feed supply. Senator Lynn Frazier has presented the request to the rural resettlement administration. Rust has appeared in the grain crop in some localities in North Dakota. This will prevent a large amount of the wheat from being a cash commodity. It can be used for feed, however, and the farmers desire cattle to obtain a return from the grain. The agricultural department will try to find cattle for them. Cattle are higher now than they were last year and the animals sacrificed to the drought would be a welcome addition for the quotas that will be necessary. This situation brings into question the ultimate wisdom of a policy .of food destruction. IS THIS NEWS? ',; .. Rtog-sted Dispatch: The Des Moines Register, which\ according to its own statement, is "the newspaper Iowa depends upon," in its columns Friday under a big heading, says "Senator Long Mixes a Drink," and proceeds to give his recipe for same. It is, of course, an intoxicating drink. This is not enough, but the Register proceeds to print a picture showing Huey Long mixing the drink.. We don't believe Iowa people are much interested in Huey Long or his drinks. If this is the sort of wire news photo service that is to be handed to us we are not much interested. WORSE THAN HEAT OR INSECTS Wellman Advance: We have now entered upon that season of the year where we mop our brows while we read the postcards sent us by kind (?) friends who are sojourning in the Rockies, the north woods, or some other place wnere the temperature peaks at 70. We also have with us the sand fly, the river fly, the house fly, the locust and the mosquito; also that human pest who yips "Is it hot enough for you?" THE QUESTION FACING AMERICA Muscatine Journal: The question still remains: If congress enacts the pending measure in a form calculated to put an effective damper upon corporation gifts to charity, how will Muscatine and a thousand and one other American cities support the Y. M. and i. W's., their Boy Scouts, their voluntary relief activities and like agencies in coming years. A SPECIAL NEWS SERVICE Waukon Republican and Standard: And as for some of these persons who object to having their whereabouts reported--if they will just drop in and tell us that they were ashamed to be seen where they were seen, we'll gladly mention that they were observed in church, with a question mark at the end of the local item. SLIGHT ERROR Cresco Times: A reader of this column has called our attention to a glaring error in a paragraph in last week's pap_er. It was stated that the national debt was 29 million dollars, when it should have been given as 29 billion. Millions are only pin money these days. AN EDITOR SHOWS HIS HAND Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Come on Cubs. There is no reason why the National pennant should go to either New York or St. Louis. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG G. A. R.'S REDUCED RANKS SOLDIERS' HOME, MARSHALLTOWN, Aug. 6.-Time was when 560 Civil war veterans answered roll call here and that within the memory of Commander George Clements of Phil Sheridan post, the largest now in Iowa. A delegation was sought yesterday to attend the funeral of State Commander Kelly and of the pitiful remnant of less than a dozen but two were out of hospital, Commander Clements and the writer. He said he felt it his duty to go so despite entreaties of our wives and medical caution against the heat and dangers of the road we ventured. Save for great weariness we are none the worse and have memory of a most remarkable incident which the Globe-Gazette may deem worthy of record in the art preservative of all arts. In his last illness Commander Kelly had requested a brother Mason to speak to those who gathered at his bier words of hopeful greeting and farewell. Anticipating only the beautiful ritual of those who meet upon the level and part upon the square, a tall, spare orator without reference to book or notes gave emphatic indorsement of Commander Kelly's good judgment in his dying request. Expounding the basic principles of masonry as to right living, faith in God and glorious immortality he pointed out its exemplification in the 93 years of Brother Kelly in words of unstudied eloquence. Indeed a happy selection, acceptable to every member of the craft who had heard nothing equal to it since 66 years ago when Chief Justice Granger of the Iowa supreme court, as worshipful master, consigned a beloved brother to the tomb. MARVIN TRASK GRATTAN Past Commander, Post 122, G. A. R. I "By LOQAW CIJENDENING, M. D. ENERGY NEED STEPPED UP ctnVERYBODY is talking about a reducing diet and I-' nobody talks about what I need, which is a fattening diet," growled my cynical and emaciated friend the other evening. As in the case of diets for overweight, which we discussed yesterday, the only way in which a diet for underweight need differ from a normal diet is in the energy requirement, but, of course, in the case of the underweight the energy requirement must be stepped up. For this purpose the so-called Five Thousand Calorie Diet is a model. It la as follows: FOOD Grapes, five ounces; grapenuts, two ounces; bacon, one ounce; egg, one and two-thirds ounces; bread, four ounces; butter, two ounces; cream, five and one-half ounces; su- Dr. cienderUDe £ ar ' two anfl two-thirds ounces; grapefruit, ten ounces; pea soup, four ounces; chicken, three and one-third ounces; lima beans, two and two-thirds ounces; corn on cob, three and one-third ounces; sweet potato, two ounces; lettuce, one ounce; tomato, five ounces; oil, one ounce; charlotte russe, one ounce; sweetbreads, three and one-third ounces; biscuit, one and one-half ounces; dates, one ounce; cheese, one and one-third ounces; peaches, three and one-third ounces; cake, two and one-third ounces; chocolate, six ounces. MEALS Breakfast--Grapes, grapenuts, cream; omelet, bacon; toast, butter; coffee, sugar. Dinner--Grapefruit, sugar; cream of pea soup, roast chicken, sweet potatoes, lima beans, corn on cob, tomato salad, charlotte russe, coffee. Supper--broiled sweetbread, cream sauce; biscuit, butter; date and cheese salad, peaches, cream; choco- EARLIER DAYS Being a Dally Compilation of Interesting Items from the Ten. Twenty and Thirty 1'ears Ago Files of the Globe-Gazette. late cake. CALORIES Protein 521 n Fat 2287.80 Carbohydrate 2211.54" Total 5020.45 This diet was planned for the fall season. The following foods may be substituted for other seasons: Fruits--Strawberries, three and one-third ounces; prunes, three and one-third ounces; pineapple, three and one-third ounces; baked apple, four ounces. Vegetables--Green peas, three ounces; canned corn, three and one-third ounces; creamed celery, three Thirty Years Ago-Miss Victoria Figge of Arson is visiting relatives in the city. H. H. Markley of Mexico was in the city yesterday visiting his brother, J. E. E. Markley. S. M. Decker has returned from a business trip to Eagle Grove. Mrs. J. E. Moore left today for Chicago where she will visit for several days. Mrs. Fred Newcomb IB visiting relatives at La Crosse, Wis. Miss Roxie Webster of Monticello, HI,, returned to her home yesterday after visiting relatives in the city the past week. Mrs. Homer Holcomb left today for Portland, Ore., where, she will visit relatives. Miss Rosa McDonough. and Miss Bessie Edgar left yesterday for a few daya 1 outing 1 at Lake Okoboji. Dr. E. H. Dwelle and Attorney W. D. Forbes of Northwood were in the city yesterday on business. Ike C. Spears of Minneapolis is visiting in the city today. crous argument. am pleased at the increasing acceptance of the American Legion's junior drum corps as a real community asset. Right al this time an. effort is underway to obtain financial backing to send the young musicians to the state Legion convention at Waterloo early in September. I feel sure the endeavor will command generous support. An Ice cream social is to be held at 'the Miller rock garden, 842 First street northwest, Friday night. Your pa- 'tronage will be appreciated. The next few years are going to see a growing emphasis on junior drum corps. Legionnaires have an average age of almost 45 years now. They aren't the young fellows they once were. More and more they're willing to let somebody do their marching for them. That's where their sons and daughters come into the picture. Fortunately Mason City is getting an early start. We're a pace or two ahead of communities which haven't yet inaugurated their junior organizations. Only Des Moines and Cedar Rapids got into the field ahead of us. At Chicago two years ago and at Miami last fall, the capital city juniors were the outstanding hit of the huge national convention parade. Walter Irving as director of the local corps and instructor of drill and maneuver, has given an abundance of time to this cause, as have also Henry Raua, bugle instructor, Earl Walters, drum instructor, and Fred Timms, fife instructor. All of them deserve, and I think have, their community's gratitude for a worthwhile service. Just keep your eye on Mason City's junior drum corps! nothing to do with the recent article in this newspaper on the subject of dragging chains behind oil trucks. But Howard E. Jackson, safety supervisor-for the Mason City division of the Standard Oil company, has brought me into it by addressing to me this interesting communication, taking issue with the contention advanced in the previous article: "There has been some discussion lately as to the reason for drag chains on oil trucks. Tires and other moving parts on a truck tend to generate static electricity, and the short chain serves as a connection between the metal chassis and the ground to lead off any charge of static electricity that may develop and thus prevent it from accidentally causing a dangerous spark. Our company, through extensive tests made several years ago, found this to be true, and our instructions are that all trucks be equipped with such a ground or drag chain." This, I know, has been the theory behind the drag chains in the past. I recall how for many months I used to charge them to inexcusable slovenliness or carelessness on the part of the driver. Then I learned that the chain was being dragged by design, I never have known enough about electricity to enter into the discussion in an intelligent way. But I certainly am going to be an interested onlooker as the debate proceeds between the two schools of thought on the efficacy of drag chains. shall follow with interest the Illinois statute which authorizes a jail sentence for motorists who break through stop signs. Because the punishment that can be accorded is more than a fine, autoists who run through stop signs can no longer win freedom by merely depositing money for the fine. They must appear at preliminary examinations and post large jail bonds that they will be on hand in answer to a grand jury indictment for their offense. Otto A. Peterson of Des Moines was the initial arrest in Illinois under the new law. He is now free upon a bail bond of $1,000 await- ug the action of a grand jury. I shall watch this Illinois experiment with a lot of interest. In my mind a certainty of punishment for nfraction of law is vastly more im- lortant than severity. The two in combination would be ideal. Maybe hat will be accomplished in Illinois. '11 be watching! ANSWERS to QUESTIONS By FREDERICK J. HASKTN, DIRECTOR GLOBE-GAZETTE INFORMATION BUREAU IN WASHINGTON QUESTIONS FROM READERS E. A.: "Can you tell me whether depilatory creams used on exposed parts of the body are harmful?" Answer: The depilatory creams at present on the market are entirely harmless wherever used--exposed parts or not. Occasionally one gets on the market which may do harm, but it ia to be hoped that the federal government will shortly be empowered to require manufacturers to state the ingredients of these articles on their packages. For most purposes, the best depilatory is a razor. . Twenty Years Ago-BERLIN--Fort Dembe, comprising a part of the new Warsaw fortifications on the right bank of the Vistula river, has been captured by German army troops. I. W. Boulding, Jr., Mason City, a hospital apprentice in the navy, has been ordered to Port Au Prince, Haiti, with the party of United States sailors and marines who is occupying that city. Miss Edna Colloton left today for Chicago and Independence for a week's vacation. Mrs. H. E. Files and son, William, of Chadwick, 111., are in the city visiting with Mrs. Files' sister, Mrs. W. A. Westfall. Lyman Snell left yesterday for a brief visit with friends in Cedar Falls. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Bennett and daughter, Mildred, left today for Minneapolis. Ten Years Ago-Ben Webster, state commander of the American Legion, left today for Des Moines to confer with former Governor N. E. Kendall on the proposed endowment drive. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Berry and son, Harry, 1524 Jefferson avenue northwest, left today on a vacation trip to Lake Mille Lac, Minn. Dr. Steve O'Brien has gone to Denver, Colo., for a two weeks' course of study at a special eye, ear, nose and throat clinic. NEW YORK--Gene Tunney, American light heavyweight champion, today signed a contract to meet Harry Wills, leading Negro heavyweight contender, at the Yankee stadium Sept. 25, under the promotion of Tex Rickard. Walter Ross is transacting business in Spirit Lake for a few days, Mr. and Mrs. Clare Black and Miss Percy Moon of Fort Dodge are guests at the Frank Moon home here. A reader can get the answer to an question of fact by writing the Globe- Gazette Information Bnreau, Frederic J. Hankln, Director, Washington, D. c! riease Inclose three (3) cents for reply. Is the man who invented the Ber tillon system of identification sti living? Alphonse Bertillon, French an thropologist, was born in 1S53 an died in 1914. Give information on the Shut-ir society. S. W. Has a membership of approxi mately 7,500, covering U. S. and in eluding a few in Canada and Eng land. The purpose is to give chee and comfort to chronic invalids cripples, and the blind. How is the metropolitan area of city determined? M.. F. The metropolitan districts for th census of 1930 include, in additioi to the central city or cities, all ad jacent and contiguous civil division having a density of not less than 150 inhabitants a square mile, and also, as a rule, those civil division of less density that are directly contiguous to the central cities, o are entirely or nearly surrounded b; minor civil divisions that have the required density. This is essential!} the same principle as. applied in determining the metropolitan dis tacts for cities of more 200,000 inhabitants at the TODAY IN HISTORY ONCE OVERS ~~~~~" By 3. 3. MUNDY DON'T TRIPLE WITH YOUR LIFE! VOU scoff at the idea that a mere scratch might J- cause blood poisoning. You scorn immediate treatment because you say that you have never had any serious consequences from small abrasions. You have been fortunate so far, but you are foolish to think that you will escape always, as in the past. All that should be necessary to cause you to see the foolishness of your position would be to ask some person who has been afflicted that way just what they would do after that experience. In many instances a slight breaking of the skin seems insignificant. But there are also many instances where infection has started from no more than a pin prick, resulting in intense suffering--perhaps death. The experience of those who know should appeal to your good sense. Many of the ills of human beings might be avoided. Consult a physician and get a treatment to counteract any possible ill effects. Then follow directions strictly and save time and suffering. It is not silly to take precautions, it is far sillier not to take extreme measures immediately so as to avoid a possible case of blood poisoning. ONE-MINUTE PULFIT--Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.--Philippians, iv, 11. fv AUG. 8 Notables Born This Date--Henry Fairfield Osborn, b. 1857, No. 1 U. S. paleontologist Eugene Edward "Gene" Buck, b. 1885, president of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the organization that controls most of the music you hear on the radio, on phonograph records and in talking pictures. Sylvia Sidney, b. 1910, and Pauline Lord, b. 1890, cinemactresses Sara Teasdale, b. 1884, poet Patrick McCarran, b. 1876, senator from Nevada Roy Barton White, b. 1873, president of Western Union Telegraph company Louis A. Nulton, b. 1869, retired rear admiral, U. S. N. Nelson Appleton Miles b. 1839 in Westminster, Mass., destined to become a crockery salesman and the ablest of Amerindian fighters. * * * 1863--A meteorite hurtled from the skies through the roof and floor of a building in Pillisfer, Courland, Russia, occupied by a large family. Not one was injured! * * * 1885--James W. Marshall, discoverer of gold in California, the man who raised the curtain on El Dorado, died there at 73--penniless! * * * 1745--The ducking-stool was used for the last time as a legal instrument of punishment, in England. Last person shown by records as having been "ducked" by court order, was a woman alehousekeeper who couldn't keep her tongue out of her customers' affairs; she was convicted of gossiping! A crowd of 3,000 gathered on the banks of the Thames to enjoy her discomfort. * * * 1829 --The "Stourbridge Lion," built by George Stephenson in England, and the first locomotive to run in commercial service in the United States, was given its first test, at Honesdalc, Pa. than cen suses of 1910 and 1920, ex cept that the area, which might be included within the metropolitan district was then limited to the territory within 10 miles of the city boundary. At the last census no such limit was applied. What was paid for the manuscript of Alice in Wonderland? M. I, Seventy-five thousand dollars. When did Lenin die? H. M. Jan. 21, 1924. What is gesso ? N, B. A fine plaster which becomes hard when set and which is used for modeling upon wood as a base for painting or gilding. Is there a statue of Peter Stuyvesant in a New York cathedral ? C. B. Yes, in an apsidal recess in the Baptistry, Cathedral of St. John the Divine. What is a Verse choir? F. B. A choir made up of solo voices. Verse is a term used in church music to signify a passage sung by one or more solo voices. What caused the Astor place riots in New York City? J, F. The outbreak May 10, 1849, against Macready, an English actor, was in retalliation for the treatment of Edwin Forrest, American actor, at London in 1845. How are hothouse lambs raised? J. S. Produced under the most favorable conditions and represent unusual effort, care and attention on the part of the producers. In order for the lambs to be born in December the ewes must breed in August, which is an off season for breeding and a difficult time for the ewes to catch. The lambs are milk-fed and taken from their mothers to be slaughtered. The favorable condi- I tions under which they are produced i 75,000,000 are reflected in the uniform finish and quality, only grades one and two being found. These lambs weigh only 40 pounds or a little more and the carcasses from 15 to 30 pounds. They are marketed with pelt on, the belly shaved, the throat cut and only the entrails removed: That is to say, they are "poultry dressed." Who Is author if the poem including the line, "But they couldn't copy my mind"? T. H. The line is from the Ballad of the Mary Gloster by Rudyard Kipling. What is the motion picture attendance in U. S. ? Now estimated at weekly. What is a coffin spoon? E. J. Called a funeral spoon in England made in the shape of a coffin lid. It was the custom to give two to the friends helping at the time of burial. Hence they are usually found in pairs. How many children has Lady Nancy Astor? S. G. Four sons and a daughter. What is the amount of clgaret production this year? H. W. Production of popular-sized clarets for the first six months of this year is more than 65 and a quarter million. This is the highest ever attained. How many Jews in Ethiopia? A. R. Between 40,000 and 50,000. Where is the Italian wine made called Est-Est-Est? V. S. Orvieto. Various legends account for the name, which agree on the fact it was so named because of its excellence. What is the correct inquiry made by a sentinel or guard? H. W. According to army regulations e correct inquiry of a sentinel on guard is Halt.' Who is there? By Robert Quillen "Girls like Jennie can't expect to catch a first-class husband. It just ain't in a man's nature to get excited about anything that's too easy to get."

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