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FEBRUARY 12 Rft! 1931 (Situ (Slob? MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the N t C F X ^LOBE-GAZETTE COMl'ANX East State St. Telephone No. 3800 WILL P. MUSE.: Editor y^, T ?Â£ RL HA ^L Managing 'Editor LEEP. LOOMIS Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED I'KESS 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. \l SUBSCRIPTION KATES Daily, per year $7.00 Daily, per week 15 Outside of Mason City anil Clear Lake Daily, per year by carrier $7.00 Daily, per week by carrier... .r 15 Daily, per year by mail 4.00 6 months, $2.25; 3 months, $1.25; 1 month 50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year G.OO 6 months .$3.25 3 months 1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter. --ALICE iMEYNELL peacetime as well as in wartime. An unprejudiced study of Legion history up to this time supports such a view. Individual Legion units may act unwisely out of impulse. This, as we see it, describes the present situation in which the national executive committee is in effect sanctioning the violation of a pledge to government and country made only six or seven years ago. ^Conceivably the entire membership might on occasion be attracted down a wrong road. But generally speaking the Legion is right--a great deal more so-than the forces which thrive on their chronic opposition to the Legion and its program. Mr. Biermann knows, from experience that the Legion is tolerant of its minority viewpoint That demonstrated a year or two ago when at a fourth district convention he brot in a report calling for the bamshment of required military training at tax- supported colleges. Sentiment was against his views 90 to 1. But his sincerity or his right to be heard wen not m question. It may be, of course, that in o orous position against the payment on insurant ,-.-.- tmcates we are in the minority. There are indications hat such is the case. But we doubt if our right to he opinion will be questioned. It hasn't up to this time. OTHER EDITORS ur vig- rance cer- A REVISED VIEW OF LINCOLN T INCOLN lived his political life in what properly Â·*-* may be referred to as "the age of hate." Claude Bowers has given this phrase to the construction period after the war but a consideration of the whole political fabric of .the time given over to a disposition of the slave problem convinces one that this was merely the closing chapters of the book of hate. From the beginning of his prominence in politics, the east declined to accept the "rail splitter" at full value. He was held up to ridicule as lacking the social graces or even a fully developed mentality. While his address in New York at the Cooper institute in I860, just before he became the presidential nominee, served to quiet some of his scoffers, the abuse continued to the very day of his death. Some oÂ£ his cabinet members indulged in it at times. McClellan held Lincoln in low esteem and Lincoln replied by saying that he was perfectly willing to "hold McClellan's horse while he wins victories on the battlefield." Vindictive as the critics at home were, it is doubtful whether any were as prodigal with their vitriol as the editor of "Punch," the London magazine of satire and humor which has continued down thru the years. It was not until Lincoln's death that the editor of this publication, Tom Taylor, called off his dogs. And then there was such a beautiful tribute to the martyred president 'that one can almost forgive Mr. Taylor for all of his earlier .invective. It is reproduced herewith as one of the most effective appreciations to be found of the life and worth of our great president: You lay a wreath on murdered Lincoln's bier, You, who with mocking pencil wont to trace Broad for the self-complacent British sneer, His length of shambling limb, his furrowed face. "LEGION LEADERSHIP LIMPS Decorafi Journal: The caption of this editorial toriiU " iS b Â«Â«wed from an edi- lt y Globe-Gazetto, which we re nrnrt,,TM ,, - , w c w e re- pioduce on this page. It is not of the merits of the ed.or.al that we write. They sneak fm- n_,Â± and are apparent. jut the editorial is remarkable in the Globe-Ga-' :, edi cd by W. Karl Hall, a prominent Legion- f l n p t r i n o M ftl r "Â°. W S e f i m i r 'gly ail apostle of the doctime that the Legion can do no wrong. The American Legion probably has more power in American public affairs than any other non-political organization. That power, like any other human power, may be misused. It is our opinion, freely expressed vocally and ed.tonally that it has been misused. But the general attitude tlmiout the country has been that "the afraid" nfT, "TTM' be lÂ«' on S-" Public men have been afraid of the Legion, that's bad for our country it's ^,'n ?r, r i^Legi , 0n Vn The ^ s ' lon is c Â°TMPÂ°scd o f ' m e n who, m I C l i and 1918, were fortunate enough to be physically fit to serve their country and all humanity in a great crusade to "make the world safe for deinoc- Â·"Â·-'Â·' Â· and to I'i'cr; m:\ikind for all time of the cruel barbarity of war. They were not.better nor worse than boys 10 years their juniors (who were too young to to go). To establish Legionnaires as'a su p eriorÂ°c!a ss custodians of the patriotism of America, arbiters of 1Â°TM.??!..? 'Â« y - 1a " tj , d Â° mc ? u c righteousness, would be so disastrous. _ antecedents or experiences can safely be so regarded in America. The HOMETOWN By Stanley = VJELL. MISTED IT WAS LIKE _ HE YVA^ SITT/N5 DOWM IN THE FIRST ROW. AND -THE PICTUT5E SHOWED A COUPUB OF F?ACJN5 AUTOS LOADED VvTTH BANDITS COM IN 7 HEAD-ON TOWARD HtM.THEY BLEW THEII5 HORN AND VMHEN HE TO QET OUT OF THEie WAY HE GOT TANGLED up \MITH THE FELLER NEXT To H)M AND FELL INTO AISLE AND DAN5 THIS MAN WAS THE VICTJM OF A HIT-SKIP DR)\ief5 IN A MOVING PICTURE .SHOW??? H A N K H l B B A R D IS JUST ABLE To GJET OUT OF THE HOUSE AÂ«7AIN -AFTERl BEMC? UP TWO WEEKS FROM I N O U J 5 I E S RECEIVED I N - A N AUTO A C.C)DE/OT~AT Ttte BIJOU MOV;NS PICTURE Of power or will to shine, of art to please. You, whose smart pen backed up the pencil's laugh, Judging each step, as tho the way were plain; Reckless, so it could point its paragraph, Of chief's perplexity or people's pain. Beside this corpse, that bears for winding sheet The Stars and Stripes he lived to rear anew, Between the mourners at his head and feet, Say, scurril-jcster, is there room for you? Yes, he had lived to shame me from my sneer. To lame my pencil ar.d confute my pen-To make me own this kind of princes' peer, This rail-splitter, a true-born king of men. . . . So he grew up, a destined work to do, And lived to do it; four long-suffering years' Ill-fate, ill-feeling, ill-report, lived thru, And then he heard the hisses change to cheers. The taunts to tribute, the abuse to praise, And took both with the same unwavering mood; Till, as he came on light, from darkling days, And seemed to touch the goal from where he stood. A felon hand, between the goal and him, Reached from behind his back, a trigger prest-- And those perplexed and patient eyes were' dim, j) Those gaunt, long-laboring limbs were laid to rest. The words of mercy were upon his lips, Forgiveness in his heart and 'on his pen, When this vile murderer brot swift eclipse To thot of peace on earth, good will to men. The Old World and the New, from .sea to sea. Utter one voice of sympathy and shame! Sore heart, so stopped when it at last beat high, Sad life, cut short just as its triumph came. . . . Another marvelous eulogy was that contained in the official German tribute at the time of Lincoln's death. Here it is, in its sincere, simple beauty: "The man who accomplished such great deeds from the simple desire conscientiously to perform his duty, the man who' never wished .to be more nor less than the most faithful servant of his*, people will find his own glorious place in the pages of history. In the deepest reverence I bow my head before his modest greatness." There, incidentally is the answer to Edgar Lee Masters and all who have sought to detract from Lincoln's name and fame. JUST A MINUTE, FRED * N EDITORIAL from the pen of'Fred tiiermann of ^* the Decorah Journal is being reproduced In another column. In asserting the Globe-Gazette's editorial writer has held the opinion that the Legion could do no wrong, he has drawn a conclusion that is quite distinctively his own. It would be no more and no less fair to say that up to this time Mr. Biermann has believed the Legion could do no right. Our whole point in the editorial referred to by our good Decorah friend was that Legion leadership has departed from the course unmistakably laid down by the Legion membership at its most recent opportunity to make its voice heard. Thus, if it can be said that we have in the past held to the infallibility of the Legion, an analysis of this exhibit in question would affirm rather than disprove such a criticism. As a matter of fact, however, we never have believed and do not now hold that the Legion is incapable of wrong. It is a cross section of our citizenship, drawn from the class of men who were public' spirited enough to come to the nation's defense in time of emergency. By and large the influence of these men is going to be on the side of their country's welfare. We believe they'll be found loyal and constructive In ridiculous, if it hadn't already proven s Is T o body of men. no matter what th"ir a' experiences can safely be so regarded in l-...,,..^,, i i l c Legion has great power, so great that it is dangerous so groat, that ff.w persons dare even to queiition it'. : it is rightly directed, (he pood th.it the American Legion can do for the United States and for humanity is inestimable. But, if It is misdirected, the damage it can do is beyond measuring. The Legion, If it is fair minded, will welcome criticism. Honest criticism, even tho at times it he mistaken, will benefit the Lcyion. It is heartening to see a paper, heretofore so devoted to the doctrine that the Legion can do no wrong" as the Globe-Gazette publishing an editorial',with the theme "Lejrion Leadership Limps;":'.; - ' , , Â· - -~ . : 'Â· ",. OVERSTATING THEIR CASK Iowa Legionairc: The Northwest Iowa Conference of the Methodist churcli, opposing- required military training at Iowa and Ames, stated the movement against it was supported by the students of Iowa State college, in a circular broadcast from Forest City. A state senator, m a letter to W. Earl Hall, managing editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette made this comment: - "I am satisfied the statement referred to is incorrect; I am an alumnus of Iowa State college and have tried to keep in fairly accurate touch with that Institution. If I am not mistaken, the petition that was circulated at Ames in opposition to compulsory military training, which was to be presented, as I understood it to the board and legislature, has not been presented and will not be. When the sponsors of the petition announced the same they cxnccted, I know, that an avalanche of signatures would come in. This I believe, failed to materialise." The senator is right. Most of the students like DIET and HEALTH IJy LOGAN CLENDENING, M. 1). Author ot "THE HUMAN BODY" pp. Clenclenin;; cannot ]lni,-n use or tlvc personal answers WHITE BREAD GOOD FOR ALL BREAD is the healthiest form in which 1 * bread can be eaten. White bread does no bodily harm to anybody (at least after the age of IS months). -- - These statements are made em- a phatic as a result of listening to a 3 discussion on health by a gent jj dressed in a leopard skin. He had a list of diseases as long as your arm, which he declared were caused by j| eating white bread. Since his audience apparently believed him, and since I understand there are many more statements of that kind made over the country today, I should like to try to neutralize them to some extent. Please notice that the statements I made not only declare that white bread does no harm, hut is actually i the healthiest form of bread that military training. How significant is the fact that so few students signed the petitions against required training at Iowa and Ames as compared with the total number enrolled, some of the sponsors ad.nit that to present them to the legislature would do their side more harm than good. NO CHILDREN FOR JACK JM Crosse, WIs., Tribune: Estelle Taylor Dempsey has announced that there are going to be no children in the family. She is too busy having a career on tho sta~e to bother with cookie jars and bruised kne?s and bedtime stories and "Now-I-lay-me-down-to-aleep" and all the other features which go with little boys and girls. And it is perfectly all right, of course. It is entirely up to Jack and Estelle Taylor Dempsey if they do,'or do not, want a family. But think how proudly a small boy could tell the other fellows that his father is the former heavyweight champion! Think of the pictures he could draw while they held their breath in admiration, or fc.uru! c::t what the son ar.d heir of the fistic Idng could do with his own hands. Jack DompEcy has had a good many admirers. It is too bad that perhaps he will never know the applpuse of one who would be more adoring, more applaudin"- than any other fan could ever be. Little boys can be so loyally worshipful when their fathers are big and strong. b LINDBERGH PARK Munliato Free Press: The state senate is to b. commended for the passage of a measure accepting the former farm home of Charles A. Lindbergh ns a statn park i\m[ granting an appropriation of $5 Ou to restore the ojd home and improve the grounds. Â· Â· Â· ' - ; u^lMdin'4 .i .ici-i^. mo-lly v.-ootiad, will bu deeded to the state by Colonel Lindbergh and other heirs. It is a gift for which the state of Minnesota should be particularly appreciative to the Lindbergh family and an addition to state park properties that will grow in interest and sentimental value to the public as the years go on. FOR NARROWER TRUCKS Cliarlos City IVess: The Iowa legislature e n t e r t a i n s some funny bills, hut there is one apparently innocent measure that should become a law and that is to t r i m the highway trucks to a reasonable width KO they v i l l nr.t look li!t r : hoinc-movl'ic; vans, blockade the highways and prevent the rest 'of the crowd passing by. Vhe nawrl highways were not intended for heavy freight traffic. Ur. Clcmlcnln;; can be obtained. This is meant as an argument against the half-baked idea so frequently heard that the whole wheat bread is the only healthy form of bread. What does this idaa amount to? What is the basis of the argument? The basis of the argument is that in whole wheat bread the bran of the wheat and the wheat seed germ are preserved. These have vitamins in them and roughage. The vitamins are necessary to health and the roughage helps clean out the intestinal tract. What the faddists apparently do not see at all EARLIER DAYS l!eIn E "Twenty IViirn A s o FEU. U, 1011 of Interfiling llnrri* from the nips of DID (iliiljc-linrtllr. THE ONK MfNUTK PIILPIT-For our light affliction, which is but for n moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding- and eternal weight of glory. While we look not at the things which are seen, out at the things which are not. seen: For the things' which are .seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.--II Corinthians, iv, IT, 18. | is that the two parts of their argument are self-contradictory. The roughage is valuable because it contains vitamins, but the only reason it goes thru the intestinal tract undisKolved or undigested.,If the bran does any good as roughage it does no good as vitamin container. Tho gent in the leopard skin had not paid much attention to this. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing in this age when there is so much knowledge. The leopard skin would fall away every now and then and show the gent's strong muscles, and all the ladies in the audience would take a deep sigh. I judged he had a strong back and a weak mind. " There is not the slightest evidence that white bread does any harm which is often ascribed to it--it certainly does not cause cancer or any of the, diseases, including high blood pressure and tuberculosis which the gent in the Jeopard skin- said it would. It has always been used as an acceptable accessory to other foods--such as bread and milk, sandwiches, bread and meat--and as such is one of the most valuable foods we have. QUESTIONS FROM READERS J. R.: "What is psoriasis? Can it be cured and is it considered contagious?" Answer: The winter time always brings out a number of queries about psoriasis. The eruptions usually go away in the summer time. It is not contagious. Tt can be greatly relieved, but is not adapted to home treatment. The insurance adjuster who has been in the city since yesterday in consultation with the representatives of the Mason City and Clear Lake Electric line completed a settlement with the officers of the company concerning the fire loss today. The company received payment for the loss of one car, for the damage of five others and for the damage to the barn. The settlement made was satisfactory. One of the biggest sales that has been cried this season and for many seasons was held this week at the Strand brothers farm near Manly where 58,300 worth of stock and farm tools were disposed of. The sale was conducted by Colonel Mossman. There were 111 head of cattle sold which averaged $35 a head. Gordon Elliott arrived home this morning from Des Moines where he spent a few days hobnobbing Â·with statesmen and picking up a few brief items of interest relative to the senatorial situation. The straws that are wafted by the senatorial breezes indicate that there is a deadlock on, that it is liable to continue till about Monday of the comrng week when something might happen. It is expected in this way, so Mr. Elliott was informed, that some day the democrats will forget to answer to their names in the roll call and the fellow who can muster the most votes in that event will probably be named. The legislature has done but- little so far but vote and discuss the senatoriaJ situation. Representative Pickford has no solution of the matter. Another big event will take place at the Bijou theater, Feb. ID, between Paul Prehn, our Mason City boy, and William Onneson of Lake Crystal, Minn., when they will wrestle best two in three falls, catch as catch can, strangle hold barred. Both men are of about even weight, and will make a good even con- Q- How dirt golt get its nmne? S. S* A. Probably from the word kolf, meaning club. Dutch Q. What is the gait of mi elephant called when it is faster than a walk? L. S.i A. Fast shuffle, not a trot, canter, gallop, lope or jump. Q. Must dinner guests stay until tho guest of honor has left? D. K. A. Emily Post's "Etiquet" says' this is no longer considered obligatory. Q. Is there any method by which internal cancer may bo treated? A. There is no cure for cancer of any kind. Q. How long is it believed, tho statues being carved in the Black Hills will last? N. W. A. Some 500,000 yeyirs. Q. What was the avcra V. S. World war soldiers? A. It was 24.95 years. age age of J. P. .. What Is the best type of food to plant in a duck marsh where, the water is slightly brackish ? C. P. H A. Wigeon grass. Wild rice, or- dmarly grown in marshes, cannot M successfuly raised where the water is brackish. J. Who is chief of staff of the army? L. K. A. Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Q. Is there a money loss thru the souring of milk? C. M. A. E s t i m a t e d at ?40,000 000 yearly. Q. Who founded the University or Heidelberg? M. M. A. Rupert I in 1385. Q. How long have there been castes In India? \V. o. A. Castes were in existence in .1200 B. C. Q. Why 4a a shop where locomotives are repaired called a roundhouse? A. V. A. The shop is round, since it is built around a turn-table, hence the term round-house. Q. How many kinds of equipment are used by a telephone company? A. About 110,000. Q. Did the chemists from Antt- och college who went on a scientific exploration into the western deserts find any plants of commercial value? M. G. A. Proximate analysis of specimens to date, according to announcement just made from the Antioch laboratories, shows promise of several plants easily propagated or already growing in abundance, each of which may prove to be a veritable "drugstore" in itself. Altho the commercial posibilities of these desert products are not yet certain, it seems probable that they can be so utilized. Q. How old was Nathan Straus when he cnnie to TJ. S.? W. B. A. He was born in Rhenish, Bavaria on Jan. 31, 1B48. He camo to U. S. with his parents when 6 years old. BO-BROADWAY VJEW YORK, Feb. 12.--A lot of Â· Scotchmen stood in line the other day, in London, waiting their turn to contribute to chanty The residents of Thames Town "gasped to see the Scotch myth exploded.' It a about time the myth was exploded. The Scotch aren't "tight vads." They're thrifty--prudent. I hey have to be, to wrest a living out of their country; and hecause they've mastered the art of applj-- ng common sense, to spending hey've had to stand for a lot of iddmg. You'll always observe, however .hat when it comes to a showdown similar to the one the other day n London, Scottic is not only on hand with his sll'er, but he's usuallv first in line. They may be canny. They prob ably are; hut canniness in their case is synonymous with self-respect which, taken py and large, isn't sucb. a tough ^failing. Hoot, mon! PERTINENT QUESTION--som By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE- test. Orlo Gould is laid up at his home on North Michigan street suffering with a very badly mashed foot, the injury being received last Thursday while he was superintending the unloading of some heavy timber at the Lehigh Portland Cement company. He will probaljly be incapacitated for a fortnight. The friends of Miss Marjorie Moore and Dean Glanville are beginning to prick up their ears and get ready for the wedding bells which are scheduled to ring in their honor week after next. While the announcements have not as yet been issued preparations are in order. Miss Moore is the daughter of Mr. and Moore, formerly of Clear Lake, but recently moved west. For some time she wns engaged as saleslady at the C. B. Savage Art .store. She is a charming- young woman and has a host of friends here who v^ll join in their good wishes for her happiness. Dean is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Glanville of this city and is also well known here and popular among the young folks. Other than that the wedding will take place w^ek after next is not announced. Street Commissioner Adams was 0.3 busy as the proverbial cranberry merchant this morning looking after surplus water. The Denison home on Third avenue was flooded, the water flooding the premises filling the cellar and putting out the furnace fire. Several other calls were sent in asking help to take care of water which was threatening damage. Scores of cellars over the city are full. Â«y RESULT We live our little lives with countless frettings, Always our blunders leave us vain regrettings Always' with earless step the toy is broken, We hold the tongue to find we should have spoken. We speak in haste when silence had been better, We wish we had or had not burned the letter, Nothing is clear-- some morrow tells the story! Our least, of deeds may be our greatest glory! We think this good or bad but are not certain Upon the f u t u r e none can lift the curtain. There is upon this earth no sage adviser Who will not leave us wishing he'd been wiser. No man can tell precisely what's the right thing; Joy anil despair may hinge upon a slight thing. ' Here lies a task! we do it, or we shun it, And later wish we had or had not done it. Turn right or left; gt one way or another Too late 'twill be to wish we'd gone the other. What HCH an hour away we'll not discover Until we've marched these sixty minutes over. There is no safety and nr sure way ever, ' Word in advance tomorrow sends us never. We can but do our best when problems try us And trust in God and time will justify us. YouR'E THE JUDGE Â·yHE HOUSEHOLD EMBROIDERY MAGAZINE was i sending about groups of solicitors who sold subscriptions to the magazine with a set of books as a premium. Upon eloquent and long solicitation Mrs. Effie TIppertey signed a contract for the magazine and set of books. The contract was in the form of an order which read: "Please deliver to any common carrier addressed to me, one set," and then mentioned the set of books. Then it described the kind of binding, stated the price of the set, the amount to be paid with the order and the terms of the payment of the balance, nnd then added that the order was "unconditional and not subject to cancellation." The order also provided that in case the monthly payments were not promptly met, "the entire balance is to become due and payable." After Mrs. Tippcrtey signed that order she suddenly began to regret the whole business. She wrote the company to cancel the order. But the books came. Mrs. Tippertey refused to accept them and the company filed suit. At the trial Mrs. Tippertey argued that the suit could not stand because she wrote to cancel the order before the hooks were shipped. How would you decide this ease? Make up your mind before yon rend the decision. Tlie rlcclalon: The court lu!l(] with the .puliiishlnR company. Tho Judi;e* reasoned thu*: A c n n t r a c l Is nnt repuillnterl when only tine parly refuser lo perform. The other party nmflt ncnuic.ice In the reputlintlun OtlK'nviso the contract stnnrts. Here the mapnzlnÂ« publishers tilt' r\nl agree tn (he rcptlrtlnllnn. They performed Ihclr nnrl of th. contract nml Mrs. Tlppcrty wan bounil to do the snrno. The onlc: calleil for delivery to a common carrier and tlmt wiu Jone. L bird, recently, celebrated thi 105th anniversary of his birth ana everybody clustered around him with the usual question: "What's the secret of longevity?" This particular fossil unloosed us bazoo and closet) by saying that or over a century he'd "kept his lead cool and his feet warm." What the whole world would lave been interested in learnine- nobody thot of asking him. Not how he Jived to be 105 but why ? " ' QCTOGENARIAN POKER--I m y ngine squandering a century of life--breathing up other people's air and groceries, with nothing on your mind but the temperature of your head and feet! A nobler case than that is Mrs. Loins Silverman--"Varieties Mother"--who one day last week trod gracefully past the 80th Milestone on The Big Road. In order to prove that age is nothing more than waning enthusiasm--that we're none of us really any older than we feel--that Time is a liar--Mrs. Silverman, summoned her son, Sime Silverman, editor of Variety, and her grandson, Sidney, and beat them in a good, stiff game of poker--deuces wild. And the session lasted till 3 a. m. DHILOSOPHY OP 86-- Someone in J- the party asked Mra. Silvermau what she'd advise them to do in order to live 30 long-- and so well Being a well-balanced Jady, she replied: "Why should I tell young people to do this, and not to do that? Do they know what I did, when I was , Â° nly thln Â£ for Â£ very. ia to tr y to be nappy." Not the wisest man nor even the united wisdom of all the sages that ever hycd could improve on that one little sentence: "The only thing for everybody to tr y to do, i. to try to be happy" Thats wonderful stuff-- and in iho Pastor's opinion is worth, rereading and remembering surely, one of the .most diftl- Â«." f t 1 " t0 tum ""= e the-^Home StretchiÂ«!Â»Â« smile tack at the world with tolerance and Intelligent sympathy --to forget to remember, and to remember to forget THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG SHALL WE PROFIT FKOfll 11? MASON CITY, ii-ob. u--It teems that Herbert N. Casson was lightly premature when he said hat the present depression is a tate of the mind, that the slump Is n the businessman's head. It might ave been at one time butthat time 3 past, in fact It has been some tme since we believed in bogies It Â·J silly to think that our depression s a case of mental attitude, an Idea iiat was forced on us. We had this tate of affairs coming to us we ceded it to show where we had alien short, what we had to do to quelch the possibility of a future epression. True that five years Â·om now we will laugh at the trials c have had but what will the story e 25 ynars from now? Will we pro- t by the experience of these few ears? We shall see. MARJORIE MITCHELL. Who's Who and Timely Views RUSSIA SEEN AS LAND OF PARADOXES By SHKRWOOU EDDY HPHE LARGEST country in the Saxon peoplo xvould rebel at these A world is trying the boldest ex- ' periment in the history of mankind. A greater evil and a greater good will come out of Russia, than came out of the French revolution. The greatest evil that has come out of Russia ia t h e Communistic influence on China, where it is leading t o c r u e l t y a n d slaughter. The greatest good that has come out of Russia is the ideal of social justice, the w i 11 i ngneKR to Sherivooil Eddy share everything the country possesses with the poor. The biggest thing in Russia today is the "Five-Year Plan," which proposes to turn a primitively agricultural nation into an industrial nation. The goal is to accomplish the five-year plan in four years. Economically Russia is succeeding but at a terrible cost. The whole population Is under a strain and Is mdergoing great hardships. Russia is at her Valley Forge. An Anglo- hardships, but Russia makes a crusade of them. As a part of the "Five-Year Plan" Russia is trying to collectivize and socialize its primitive agriculture The government is crushing the rich peasants and is giving all sorts of inducements to the poor peasants to persuade them to unite their strips of land and their labor. The government furnishes seed, money, tractors, expert management and lifts the taxes. They made these people succeed. In 10 years probably most of the land in Russia will bo collectivized. The Russia Soviet government is stable and secure as the United States government. Nine-tenths of the people are better off, especially economically, than they were under tho czar, but the one-tenth, tho sons and daughters of the old privileged classes are living in a terrible, prison house from which they cannot escape, for Russia does not let them leave, and their treatment i.i simply damnable. The outstanding evil of Russia iÂ« its denial of liberty. Every newspaper, radio, moving picture Is controlled by The Party, tho Communists. There Is no freedom of speech or the press.