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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A UBK SVNDH ATK NEWSI'AFEB Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITX GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3SOO LEE P. LOOM1S W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOlD L. GEER . . . . Publisher - Managing Editor - - - City Editor 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 Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lake, by Uie year S7.00 by the week » .is OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier .... S7."u By mall 0 months .. Per week by carrier .... $ .15 By ma:) 3 months .. Per year by mall Sl.OU By mall 1 month .. OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year jo.OO SI* months.. .53.00 Three months..»!.«! anese conquest of Manchuria. The fact that the airplane matter was published in the heavily censored Japanese press Is more important than the incident itself. Japan and Russia are both stocking up on war supplies, but indications are that neither is as yet ready to force the issue. A THOUGHT ON DILLINGER : HERE used to be a rule, in the primitive days, that a jailer answered for the security of his prisoner. If the prisoner escaped, the jailer derved his term. Rough justice, of course. But don't we perhaps need to make our modern justice just a bit rougher? This mild and friendly attitude of authorities toward known murderers is not only a scandal--it is an invitation to the life of crime. J2.00 si.oo 5 .50 But the concessions of the weak arc the concessions of fear. --BUBKE 1 EUROPE GETS TOLD T HE long overdue rebuke to America's debtor nations in Europe was delivered recently by the one member of our national legislature best qualified to do the job, Senator W. E. Borah of Idaho. Its inspiration was an address by Stanley Baldwin, prominent Englishman, who traced most of Europe's misfortunes in recent years to America's, failure to join the league of nations. Concerning the claims set up in the Baldwin speech, Senator Borah in his address on the floor of the senate said: "They are, in plain terms, a perversion of historic facts. And, notwithstanding the high source from which they now come, they are an ungracious libel upon a nation whose brave sons helped to keep the English channel from becoming a German lake. "It is not in harmony with English traditions and presents a rather melancholy spectacle to see British statesmen searching about for someone upon whom to place the blame for their own policies. * * * · "No ratification of the Versailles treaty by the United States could have stayed the devastating, demoralizing, disintegrating effects of its terms upon the political and economic life of Europe. "When finished it was the embodiment of the spirit of vengeance and of spoils. It sacrificed the peace and recovery of Europe to the imperialistic ambitions of a few victor nations. "An American president sought in vain to assuage its vindictive terms and to mollify its predatory effect. He entertained the hope, no doubt, that the Pertinent or Impertinent The Council Bluffs Nonpareil of March 2 has two main editorials. One asks, "Where Are We Going?" and the otter, "Where Are We Drifting?" Some folks are so curious. But really aren't we going to where we're drifting or are we drifting to where we're going? 3 ill 9 North Iowa's sugar beet growers resent the classification of their industry by an Iowa morning daily as "unsound" merely because, ike other branches of farming, it needs tariff protection. * * * · There's a surprisingly large crop of republican candidates this spring, considering that the death sentence has been pronounced so frequently and fervently over the minority party. * « * Recall that picture of Dillinger and his prosecutor, in which the prosecutor had his arm about Dillinger? Now it's being suggested that it was a case of love at first sight. * o » "Kidnaper at tie end of his rope,", says a newspaper. That sounds good. ' So does: "Kidnaper at the end of his necktie." t a * A good broken field runner seldom has any difficulty working his way through college. OTHER EDITORS league would ameliorate its terms, differently. Others thought peace. lions. "But had the treaty stood alone, it is safe to say that it would never have received his signature. It was contrary to his whole theory of adjustment and That which has brought turmoil and unrest, economic chaos and widespread human suffering were the terms and conditions of the treaty. "And no one had more to do with making its terms and no one received greater material benefits from its provisions than the nation which now denounces the United States as a scapegoat. The United States received no-thing, asked for nothing and displayed both wisdom and humanity when she rejected its obiiga- : Tt is perhaps not surprising when men look about them and see misery and wretchedness on every hand, '- \ -the fruits of their own acts and policies, that,.seeing * 'these things, they should seek out some nation upon which to place the blame. · "It is not strange either, perhaps, when we analyze the motives of men engaged in such a desperate enterprise that they should turn upon the nation to whom they owe the greatest debt of gratitude. This is what youthful America in its own picturesque language would call "telling 'em." One wishes that Senator Borah were as consistent as be is brilliant. The highest places in American public life would have been his if he could have been depended upon to stay hitched to an idea or a principle. "Lone Wolf" is a title properly bestowed on him. It is doubtful if any man In the- public eye today AN ABLE GENTLEMAN Albert S. Tousley in Waukon Republican and Standard: Announcement of the candidacy of King Palmer of Fayette county for the republican nomination for congressman from' the fourth district will be welcomed by all who know him or who know of him. Mr. Palmer represents the type of person who is needed in politics. He not only is a thoroughly able speaker, but he has the necessary mentality- to give seasoned thought to his utterances. He is a gentleman of the highest type, and of this we may be assured Palmer is as fertile a subject for the biographer as this Idaho dramatist of leonine mane. His battles against the league of nations, his arguments ror a peaceful nationalism and. now his protest against government encroachment upon individuality each would provide a scintillating chapter. Perhaps no more faithful index of Ms independent- mindedness and complete disregard of what those about him think of him could be presented than an incident in New York a few nights ago when he was the principal guest speaker at a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations. His eloquent address was in defense of nationalism as a world policy and in it he struck a resounding blow at America's plan of sending into international affairs -"a strange figure known as the 'unofficial observer,' always gentlemen of high character but always, by reason of their commission from their government, required to act as a kind of international spy, going about over the continents listening in on other peoples' business." The man who so graciously had introduced Senator Borah on that occasion was Norman H. Davis, most prominent of these "unofficial observers" so amply and picturesquely described by the senator! No, Senator Borah is an individual who can't be placed in a bottle and labeled. THE TENSION GROWS ·pOMANTICALLY considered the elevation of Henry **· Pu-Yi to the crownship in Manchukuo was a pathetic business, since Pu-Ti has been a Japanese prisoner for years, and his government is a group of mercenary puppets dancing; on Japanese strings pulled in Tokio. Nationalist China froths with anger, but is unable to do anything about it. And ( it is significant of the indifference of the rank and file of Chinese that the immigration from China proper into Manchuria has been greater than ever in tie last year 1 since Japan made the conquest. More significant than Chinese indignation was the report that a Japanese plane had been shot down over the Amur river, border between Manchukuo and Siberia, by soviet border troops. The story came from Tokio and Moscow did not report it. It may or may not be true, but the publication of it indicates that the Russo-Japanese situation is not improved. The previous week tie Japanese were complaining they had been euchered out of fishing rights in Siberian waters. Incidents of this sort, true or false, are the precipitants which crystallize tension such as exists between Russia and Japan into actual war. It was a reported destmction of a railway bridge on the South Manchu nan railway by Chinese troops that opened the Jap- the campaign in the primary and this fall, if is nominated, will be along lines of principle, not based on personalities, and generally on a high plane. Several factors ought to militate in favor of the West Union businessman. He is well know throughout much of the district, and wherever he is known, he is liked and well received. He is a resident of the eastern portion of the district, which, had no member in congress for the 40 years just passed. Those who know King Palmer will be ready and willing to take off their coats and go to work for him--and any man who can command such loyalty from his friends must be deserving of serious consideration at the hands of the voters. It is not known what, if any; serious opposition he will have in the primary, but it will take a candidate of the first magnitude to be deserving of such emphatic su;pport as King Palmer necessarily must receive. ROBINSON HASN'T ANNOUNCED YET Cedar Falls Record: A state press editorial credited to the Hampton Chronicle and inferring that T. J. B Robinson, former congressman, had announced his intention to run again for the republican nomination in the third district was all wrong, we are informed. In the first place the editorial should have been credited to the Eldora Herald-Ledger and in the second place Mr. Robinson has not yet announced his candidacy for the nomination, although it is understood he is being urged to make the race. This information comes to the Record from the Hampton Chronicle. "CHERRY BLOSSOM" BEBRMANN Cresco Times: Some 40 years ago the fourth district sent a congressman to Washington, a brilliant but eccentric fellow, Walt Butler. He wanted to make the pansy the national flower and introduced a bill providing for that. Of course no one but Butler took the matter seriously and he became dubbed "Pansy Butler." A Times reader has suggested that our present congressman should be called "Cherry Blossom" for the glowing descriptions he writes of the natural beauties of Washington including the famous cherry trees of that city. HIGHWAY PATROL PAYS ITS WAY Webster City Freeman-Journal: A patrol of the right kind of men would save many accidents in Iowa and reduce the number of killed and maimed, and it could be maintained without adding one penny to anybody's taxes, the expense being paid out of the state highway funds. Some of the eastern states that have had patrols eight or ten years have been able to make them pay their way, through fines and the .recovery of stolen property. DAILY SCRAP BOOK " Convrlirht. 19:14. by Central Press Association. Inc. BAR.OK FIR.MEH LAM8EAU o*- BEWlUM PAID * 10,000, FOR -"THE COS'TJ-IEST FLOWER ON RECORD RARE p U R E - V M H r f f e O R C H I D , DISCOVERED IN A NEW JERSEY GREENHOUSE OBSERVING ^IgW^lJi^gl^a^l^l^gWWWfll^MESSg COLFLESH HAS REAL APPEAL Decorah Public Opinion: The man whom the .publisher of Public Opinion has felt for several weeks if not months is the "best bet" of Iowa republicans for he nomination for governor this year, announced his candidacy last week. This man is Robert W. Colflesh if Des Moines. la resigning federal office to campaign .'or governor he demonstrates sincerity of purpose. We have at last a refreshing figure in the Iowa po- itical arena. ^ PATRONIZING HOME INDUSTRY Forest City Summit: A farmer came to the .Summit office Saturday afternoon to see the snails in the Summit fish acquarium. He said he had a desire to visit the Iowa legislature, but did not have the money for so foolish a trip, decided that our comparison would be sufficient if the snails were not too lively. · * GUESS IS IT WAS TURNER'S Algona Upper Des Moines: A. F. Curran of Luverne was in the office Tuesday, and told a good joke on himself. He said a republican candidate for goverao had asked him to circulate a petition in his behalf Mr. Curran circulated the petition, and decided i would have to contain but one signature, his own. IS IT THIS BAD? Ames Tribune: It begins to look as if modern democracy might make its last stand here in America where it originated. ^ ZND.IAHAPOI.IS Pol-ICE. WAVE REPLACED -THEIR^ NICiH'f' CLUBS wrffi " C L A P P E R S * MADE OF H A R D - R U B B E R - A .WEAPON LESS DANGEROUS BUT UUS-T A.-S EFPEC-fTVE SUCCESSFUL. WHALE rlUNf.THE ESKIMOS OM-TrlE. iNORTH AMERICAN C.O Nfl N ENf CELEBEArt HOLDING A BIAKKET -THE BEST JUMPER.* -ffrE WO MEM AND DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clendcnlng cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers When questions are of general Interest, however, they will he taken up. In order. In the dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan Clcndcnlnf, care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. ~By LOGAN ClENBENl.SG, M. D.~ EARLIER DAYS An Interesting Dally Fcatnro Drawn From the Gtobe Flics !jl the Years fiono By. SOME FOLKS CAN WIGGLE EARS 'N CERTAIN fish which have lived for thousands of years in the waters of the Adersberg cave, the eyes are no longer organs of light, but small rudimentary spots. These fish, however, are born with -eyes, which, being unnecessary in the darkness of the caverns, gradually shrivel. In our own bodies there are many organs ol this kind which were once useful at some stage of existence, A learned German, Professor Weidersheim, has written a book called, "The Construction of the Human Body as a Testimony Towards His Past." We have several times in this column called attention to the muscles of the ears, entirely atrophied in the human being, but sometimes Dr. Clendenlnir sufficiently developed so that some individuals can wag their ears. _ Other skin muscles, as the platysma in the necK are reminiscent of the animals that can twitch their skins with a fully developed system of such muscles. In our voice box there are two little pouches which -ft represent the rudimentary bellows- bags of the monkey, and sometimes we find people covered with , hair, reminiscent of what our bodies \ must have looked like in a prim- tive stage of civilization. The appendix is the vestigial remainder of the great intestinal sacs of the herbivorous animals, necessary for them because herbivorous food is too bulky to be A-Musdes w ,, concentratedly nutritious. T h e s e move ears, in m°A vestigial structures, being useless, they are atrophied. a re particularly likely to cause B -- Darwin notch; trouble. The appendix is a remains of animal ,_ ,,,. ^-^-^ Tf hae ,, ear example of this. It has no earthly usefulness except to surgeons. It is especially liable to become infected, and has little power of self-resistance to such infection. EDITOR'S NOTE: Six pamphlets by Dr. Clendenlng can now be obtained by sending 10 cents In coin, lor each, and a self addressed envelope stamped with a three cent stamp, to Dr. Logan Clendenlng, in care of this paper. The pamphlets are: "Indigestion ana Constipation," "Reducing and Gaining," "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Treatment o£ Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene" and "The care ot the Hair and Skin." TODAY IN HISTORY ' MARCH B- Thirty Years Ago--Duncan Rule is in Iowa Falls attending to legal business today. Mrs. Gillmau departed last evening for Ackley to visit with her mother. D. B. Herritt has returned from Carpenter, where he has been busily engaged for several days invoicing a stock of goods. James Wright left this morning for his home in Minneapolis after a brief visit in the city. W. S. Wray is attending to business at Albert Lea, Minn., today. W. M. Keating departed last evening for St. Paul and Duluth on business. O. J. Worley of the Singer Manufacturing company will move his place of business to the storeroom occupied by the Keating Music company, sharing the place with Mr. Keating. The section men were called out Sunday morning to repair a rail near Plymouth Junction. Twenty Tears Ago-- t The Mason City Lumber company filed articles of incorporation with County Recorder Gibson today. Capital is fixed at $15,000 and officers elected are president, John A. Baal; vice president, H. S. Elder; secretary and treasurer, David Olson. E. H. Betts of the 'R. L. Polk company, publishers of the Mason City directory, has arrived in the city and has commenced doing his part of the preparation of the next edition. John A. Senneff, A. M. Schanke and Dr. C. E. Dakin will be candidates for members on the local school board at the coming school election. The firm known as Allen and Spencer, cement contractors, have dissolved, but will be known as Spencer Brothers, general contractors of all cement work. At a meeting of the Standard Motor company today, the following officers were elected to serve the ensuing year; President, R. C. Plummer; vice presidents, George H. Fuller and L. S. Hackney; treasurer, Isaac Sweigard; secretary, W. T. S. Rath. Ten Tears Ago-Milton Aamodt and Martin Huso, young businessmen of Lake Mills, are in the city today transacting business. Mason City trounced Charles City 23 to 14 in the final home game on the schedule, Cookman leading the scoring for the Mohawks with 9 points. CEDAR RAPIDS--Miss Effie Cherry, one of the famed Cherry sisters of vaudeville renown, today announced she was a candidate for the mayoralty of this city. Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Dakin returned tins morning from a week's trip to Chicago where the doctor, as a representative of the M. B. A., attended the National Fraternal congress. Bert Stafford of the Mergenthaler. Linotype company at Chicago, was a business visitor in the city Wednesday. Jay Decker, president of the Jacob E. Decker and Sons packing company, returned today from Chicago, where he has been for several days attending to business matters. note your article where someone criticizes the advis- _ ability of graduating a student not properly prepared in certain subjects," writes G. C. Y. "Tills brings to my mind a question which I have heard several times of late, namely, waste in education--especially the effect on our social system of graduating incompetent students. Is it wholesome te have a student after graduation find himself or herself incapable through experience and a classmate most capable? Do we not already have too many influences making people think they are as good as everyone else, or better? If so, where is this specialized industrial and individualized society going to find leaders with followers who will follow with confidence. Would another system build a caste? "I do not pretend to be competent to answer this question but it looks like an excellent subject for debate." --o-sincerely hope that no ill befalls those little youngsters _ 'l observed Sunday playing in a cave tunneled out of the clay in a high bank along Highway No. 18 in Clear Lake. It was under just such conditions that two or three youngsters were crushed and smothered in Des Moines a year or so ago. Over a period of years, I presume the tragedy has come to a thousand American children playing in improvised caves. Here's hoping that the proper authorities in Clear Lake intercede for the welfare of these youngsters who Sunday appeared to be having such jolly fun. --o-can't recall whether I ever made reference in this department to a newspaper slip which, while seemingly unimportant, brought more distress to a certain newspaper than any in my memory. It occurred many years ago m a little item about an accident involving the loss of a thumb by sausage maker. Just by way of completing the details, the reporter made this his last sentence: "The member was not recovered." Straightway every eater o£ saus age in that community began wondering if The telephone calls received in the newsroom far exceeded telephone inquiries a few days ago concerning the Camera - Loughran heavyweight prizefight. What a load was lifted from the mind of this reporter in question when on the following day an ex- admire the conception ol' true friendship presented by -»_ Ethel Blythe Penningroth of Tipton in the following bit of verse contributed by her to this department : Your friendship Is a path to me, my frlenu. Throughout the world, a path' that knou no end. 1 have sped swift o'er pavement: city street I have trudficd often and with weary feet; And walked In empty pastures, all alone. But since 1 found you for my very own, Where'er I Journey or how dark my view. The golden path of friendship holds me true. Your friendship Is a rock. From all the hitter shock Of days of grief, and nights of gray remor-Sv. 1 come to you, And find, matter-of-coursi- Comfort and strength; courage 1 did not dare To dream of. And again sunshine and ail-. Are all nhout me. And 1 rest secure Because your wisdom taught me to endure. Your friendship In that lovely, perfect thing: A wild crabapple tree a-bloom In Spring! --o-often wish it were possible for those who resort in the -- spring to wholesale burning over meadow land to have a graphic picture of the agony they cause to animal and bird life and witness the destruction of vegetable life. With such an understanding of the havoc they create, I believe that the state Cish and game department would liave.a 100 per cent co-operation in its campaign to end this burning- plan, except in localized and controlled areas Fence rows and odd field corners, the game authorities have discovered, furnish the best nesting cover for our game birds and these should be spared. Many railroads have agreed to co-operate with the commission in the game management plan by not burning the right-of- ways during the nesting season. The state highway commission will refrain from. cutting or mowing beyond the shoulder of the highways during the existing season. Now if the land owner, farmer and tenant wiil find out what his part in the program is and do it, this coming year can be made a banner year for a natural increase in the Iowa game population. wonder if any reader of this department can help me determine the identity of ei- "Miss" or "Mrs." Cora Hamp- ther planation was presented that the sausage containing the thumb had not been marketed! I never realized until then how great is .man's aversion to cannibalism. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG THE EVER-PRESENT TRAP OSAGE, March 2.--When we send our children to a store for necessities they may hear lectures on how to mix liquors, and pass counters with strange bottles and tempting liquor filled candies offered by smiling women designed if possible to create an appetite for that which later will cause their downfall. EMMA D. MACK. ·Votables Born This Date--Michaelangelo Buonar- roti, born 1474, son of an aristocrat to whom art seemed a calling unworthy of a gentleman, he became the most brilliant representative of the Italian renaissance and immortal as sculptor, painter, poet and military engineer. ** George DuMurier, born 1834, writer and illustrator of Peter Ibbetson, Trilby, etc. * * Ringgold Wilrner Lardner, born 1885, next to Foe the greatest American short story writer. * * Elizabeth Barrett Browning, born 1806, poet and wife of poet* * Philip H. Sheridan, born 1831, brilliant federal general who did as much as any Union leader to win the final victory over the Confederates. * * Johan Bojer, born 1872, great Scandinavian novelist. 18SS--Abraham Lincoln went into the saloon business in New Salem, 111. With William F. Barry and John Bowling Green, he bonded himself to be "of good behavior and observe all the laws of this state relative to tavern keepers." 1834--The town of York, once American territory (by capture in the war of 1812), changed its name to Toronto, was incorporated, started a century of progress (which is being celebrated this week) to second largest city in Canada (631,000). 6 B O 1836--Crockett, Bowie, Travis, Bonhad and a gallant band died with their boots on, fighting in the Alamo. No more stirring incident has ever occurred in these United States than the heroic defense of San Antonio against the Mexican army under the Santa ' Ana, by 182 Texans who took refuge in the ancient Franciscan mission called the Alamo. 1857--Supreme court of U. S. decided slaves were property of their rnasiers the same as domestic animals; that the attempted restriction against slavery in the "Missouri compromise" prohibition of 1920 was unconstitutional and void and that one Dred Scott was still a slave despite residence in non-slave states. ONCE OVERS By 3. 1. MUJTOY" ton? I've tried city directory, telephone directory and posloffice records without results. I desire to contact her with regard to a communication and I'm beginning to suspect her of being as fictitious as some of her claims. --o-received this contribution for my .wall slogan series from F. E. F. of Iowa Falls: "If you don't eat here, we both starve." RADIO ETIQUETTE When you are entertaining guests don't force them to listen to your favorite radio programs. No matter how excellent, the entertainment may be boresome to your guest, who perhaps would prefer to hear something totally different. Few persons like loud tones. The popular and pleasing hostess will ascertain what the guest would like to hear, if anything, over the radio. It is not enjoyable to the person who has something worth saying or who wishes to learn something equally worthwhile from the hostess, to be drowned out or compelled to listen to the radio. Nearly every family has its favorite stations. Too often they bring them in without consulting the guests. Insisting upon the superiority of these programs, they will selfishly keep them going and coming. Radios are so common that nearly everyone has a list of favorites. It is annoying to be obliged to listen to something personally irritating. Forego your favorites in favor of your guests. Or consult the latter as to what they would like How can a, person be sure that oysters bought in the shells arc fresh? C. S. If the shells are tightly closed the oysters are alive and consequently fresh. If the shells are partly open, the oysters are dead and unfit for ;e. What are the real first names of Harpo, Grour.io, Chico, and Zeppo Marx? F. J. A. Harpo--Arthur; Groucho--Julius; Chico--Leonard; Zeppo--Herbert. When did Paul Cuffee live? T. H. Born in Westport, Mass., in 1759 and died in 1818. His father was a slave who purchased his own freedom, bought a farm and brought up a family of 10 children. Paul Cuffee at 16 was a sailor on a whaling vessel. He accumulated considerable property as he grew older and built a schoolhouse, hired a teacher, and opened at his own expense the only public school in his town. He instituted the Friendly society of Sierra Leone and died while carrying out his plans for colonizing that country. Upon the death of a ruler in England, is the next king or queen immediately in power" P. S. Succession passes at once. The principle of immediate demise was laid down by William and Mary, in order to avoid the disturbances and inconveniences consequent to the death of a sovereign. What is the daily increase in TJ. S. population? B. K. It is estimated one person every 36 seconds, based on 1930 census. The average is: One birth every 14 seconds, one death every 22 seconds, one immigrant every 12 minutes, one emigrant every seven minutes. If the name and address of an inquirer is not given, will his question appear in the column ? B. T. G. Probably not. Research work is done only on letters which include belong to the duck family Anatidae; the duck to the duck subfamily An- atinae; the goose to the goose subfamily Anserinae; and the swan to the swan subfamily Cygninaa. Give biography of Elizabeth Bcrg- ner. M. B. Born in'Vienna, Miss Bergner has been on the stage since she was 11. In Shakespearean repertory she won popularity in Germany and in Vienna, later appearing in the Gorman versions of St. Joan, the Last of Mrs. Cheyney and Strange Interlude. Her first film role was that of the ugly woman in Der Evangeli- mann. Dr. Paul Czinner, Miss Bergner's husband, directed Ariane, The Dreaming Mouth, and also her American success, Catherine the Great. How many organizations belong- to the American Library association? K. P. Total of 11,808 individuals and 41 constituent organizations. Has civilized man always used chairs ? C. B. Chairs did not come into general use until the sixteenth century. Prior to that the chest, the bench and the stool were the seats oC every day life. When was the Washington Elni destroyed? H. O. The famous Washington Elm at Cambridge, Mass., was blown down in 1923. There is a marble tablet commemorating the site which reads: "Washington Elm. Under its branches General George Washington took command of the Continental armies July 3, 1775." to hear. (Copyright, 1P3-J. KInK Features Syndicate, Inc.) One Minute Pulpit--Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.--Ecclesiastcs 11:7. name and addresses. Space in the column is too limited to includ-3 queries which are unsigned. Give name and address and enclose coin or stamps for reply. Direct letter to this newspaper's Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington. What articles are carried in on American soldier's pack sack ? A. M. One knife, 1 fork, 1 spoon, 1 comb, 1 toothbrush, 1 bar of soap, 1 shaving brush, a shaving cream, tooth paste, 1 safety razor, 1 canteen, 1 , cup, 1 meat pan, 1 first-aid packet, 1 round of ammunition. 1 canteen cover, 1 blanket, 1 half tent shelter, 1 tent pole, 5 tent pins, 1 rope, 1 suit of underwear, 1 handkerchief, 1 pair s,ox; during winter an overcoat or raincoat is carried. During wartime an extra pair of shoes and a helmet are carried. Do ducks and geese belong to the same family? K.. K. The duck, the goose nn'l swan all AUNT HET By Robert Quillen ·'Any time I got lonesome 1 could have six visitors inside a half-hour by lettin' 'em see the hoy deliverin' me a telegram."

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