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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 20 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 321-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3SC1 ICEHBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively entitle to the use for publication or al! news dispatches credited to it o tot otherwise credited in tbta paper, and all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with De Molnea news and business orllcca at 405 Shops Building. LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL · ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear by (ie week Mastm City and Clear Lake, by the year 57.00 'OUTSIBE MASON C1TV AN» CLEAR JAKE Per year by carrier S7.0U By mail 6 months Per week by carrier . . . . , $ .15 By mail 3 months Per year by mall $1.00 By mail 1 month OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year J6.00 Six months $3.25 Three months.. Lake J J2.2, il.X J .51 RHINELAND REARMED? R EPORTS in France say that thousands of German troops, disguised as constabulary, but with com plete equipment of a modernized army, have been sen into the Rhineland. This arouses intense excitement In France, since it is another violation of the Versail. les treaty. Under the treaty the Germans agreed to a "fle-militarized" zone in the Rhineland, one of thi most vita! and important of Germany's industrial dis tricts. Germany denies that any military forces, caniou flaged or otherwise, have been sent into the Rhineland That may be technically true, too. It would be easy to re-organize a portion of Germany's new conscrip army into constabulary or forest rangers, or wha have you, and stay technically within the treaty, al though actually violating its intent. That Germany sooner or later will resume a military garrisoning of the Rhineland, in fact, goes with out saying, and the French have always known it. Un less all the rest of Germany could be kept helples and impotent, the Germany general staff would be bound to have some means of defense of the Rhine land. To leave it unprotected and open to immediate 1 occupation by the French, with their enormous gar risons along the border, would be to insure receptio. of an almost fatal blow at the very outset of any fu ture war. The Rhineland is in the heart of Germany' munitions industry, now working night and day re equipping the reich for defense or attack. All Ger many's defiance of the treaty would be useless unles there were an effective scheme for holding the Rhine land. The French knew this all the time, of course, jusl as they knew years ago that Germany was re-arm ing-. There is nothing they can do about it except to serve an ultimatum on Germany and follow it up'by force. The time is not ripe for that as yet. Pcrnaps it never will be. Hitler knows that Frarice and England are too busy just now wijh Mussolini to be determined about a protest against re-occupation of the Rhineland. By the time they get the Mediterranean situation in hand it will take more than a protest to get the German garrison out .That is what-Hitler is counting on. It is one of the numerous advantages to Germany which cropyiip' when the'late allies, fall out among themselves. STILL A RICH MARKET lyTOTWITHSTANDING rapid expansion during the past few years in the sale and use of appliances for modernized housekeeping and to save labor in -the homes, there still exists a huge market for such products which will assure manufacturers of a good demand for some time to come. It is 20 years or more since electric washers first came into vogue, and their popularity has been increasing every year; yet a statistical survey made by the Chicago Tribune shows that more than 51 per cent of all homes in the United States that are now wired for electricity still lack' these machines. Vacuum cleaners date back about as far as washers, but up to this time not quite half of all homes equipped with electricity are supplied iwith them. Only a few more than one-third of the electricity- using households in the country have refrigerators of that type. Electric ranges are in service in only about 1 per cent of the homes that are wired for lighting and other use. Mangles for ironing have been supplied to only 5 per cent of all households that have electricity. This takes no account of the increasing demand for products of the non-electric type, such as refrigerators that operate by means of a tiny gas flame, or a kerosene burner where gas is not available. The market for apparatus of this kind has only been scratched on the surface so far. Then there are gas and oil furnaces and burners, which more and more people are installing every year, as well as coal furnaces equipped with automatic stokers which consume low-grade, low-cost fuel in pulverized form .and extract the greatest amount of heat from it. MATERIAL FOR A BOOK /pHERE'S a. book--a great book--waiting for somebody to come along and write it. The author should be, probably will be, a combination of historian and economist and the subject will be "'The Cost of Counterfeit Thinking Down Through the Ages." Or maybe it will be reduced to: "What Price Dema- gogery?" In the volume, the author will consider the origin, development and collapse of the various proposals from the dawn of history designed to give man a lot of wealth by some other means than producing it in a forthright way, by the sweat of his brow. On» chapter, and an extended one at that, will be devoted to the age-old endeavor to make gold out of silver, the fearful cost to this and other generations of treating- silver as if it were a really precious metal. Anther chapter wuld be given over to Upton Sinclair's EPIC pipedream in California, with its short shrift. Another to the abortive "social credit" program now falling into disrepute in a Canadian province. Another to Townsendism. Another to the Drake estate. Another to the notorious Spanish prisoner, whose place currently is being taken by a man in a Msxican basti'.e. Abundant material is waiting: for somebody to come along and assemble and compile it. The problem will be one of condensation else the book will grow into » wtiole library nn6 there will be none with sufficient time to perusa it «!!. LOOK OUT m*y BELOW [ Senator Norris in his campaign against Jim Farley's holding a government and party job at the same time raises a question whether that is worse than posing as a republican and never being one. The boys who think they're Napoleon invariably end up in an asylum but Sir Malcolm Campbell's impersonators are uncurbed on the highways until they visit the morgue. "They wanted to save the pheasants from freezing so they could kill 'em with shotguns," observes the day's leading cynic. Getting up at 5 a. m. wasn't such a chore in the days before we became attached to a midnight radio program. Fear of war rather than desire for peace is the motivating force behind most neutrality proposals. · "California Here We Come" has 'been set into rev verse by the border patrol of that state. "Too numb to understand" is Ray Sperbeck's contribution to the February humor fund. Lavish spending may either prime the pump or flood the carburetor. The PROS and CONS FORTUNATE AMERICA! Mora, Minn., Times: While the United States may not be an ideal country in which to live, no other nation on the face of the earth compares with it. In its relatively short history, it has produced three times as much wealth as the whole world was able to produce up to the time of its establishment in 1776. With less than seven per cent of the world's present population, the United States' has created more than half the world's wealth. It has over 70 per cent of the automobiles in the world, and maintains a standard of living which consumes one-half the world's supply of coffee, butter and rubber, one-fourth of its sugar, three-fourths of its silk, one-third of its coal, and two- thirds of its crude petroleum. We spend more on education annually than all the other countries combined. And still there are those who want to change the form of government under which these conditions have been brought about. FEDERAL GAS TAX Midwest Motor Traffic News: The federal tax on gasoline cost auto drivers 515,054,296.75 in September, 1935, in addition to the cost of state gasoline taxes, which was about four times as much, accord ing to the bureau of internal revenue reports reach ing the American Petroleum Industries committee. The cost of the federal tax was 513,282,555.81 in September, 1934, and $18,528,448.91 in September, 1933. The cost of the federal tax for the nine months ended with September, 1935, totaled ?123.507,364.73, against $123,- 955,581.5S for the corresponding period last year. Federal taxes on lubricating oil cost consumers $2,364,540.90 in September, 1935, as against $1,920,483.13 in September, 1934. Total cost for the nine months of 1935 was $21,876,067.08 against $18,332,703.50 for the like 1934 period. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . by Scott BOA A.RE pOMEStcA1%t By FARMERS I* PAR-f^ op MEXICO -To DESROV PoiSoMouS REP-flUE-5 .AND By COMBINING ARCHERY DEEP SEA ·1E. NrVflVES DIVE DEEP WATER A.HP SHOOT'FI'SH A? 'THEY COME WI-fftlK RANCEi ; ARROWS FROM TUBE? OF -THEIR. "iS^igi SPECIAL LOCOMOTIVES HAVE BEEN PICTURED ON D1FFE.REJ4-T STAMPS z-zo Copyright. 1936. by Central Frees Association. Inc TO KEEP ABREAST OF THE TIMES Lake Mills Graphic: As government spending ceeps mounting you had better brush up on your arithmetic. As an aid, here are the units of numeration: Thousand 1,000 Million -, · 1,000,000 Billion 1,000,000,000 Trillion .,......;... :."..'..-.. 1,000,000,000,000 Quadrillion 1,000,000,000,000,000 Quintillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Sextillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Septillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 " """ 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ,1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 THRIFTY ABRAHAM Titonka Topic: The earnings of Abe Lincoln up to he time he was president, were small. As a lawyer .e was noted for the small fees charged his clients, ·et he saved $2,500 per year for twelve years. When .e was president of the United States he saved one- lalf of his salary of 25,000. The Great Emancipator cnew the power of thrift. He preached and practiced :. His like might well be a model today for both pubic and private expenditures. Octillion lonillion Decillion DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDK.M.VG. ,M. 1). SMILING THROUGH SNOWDRIFTS Iowa Falls Citizen: The most severe winter this tart of the country has known in years hasn't done much harm to the good dispositions of the people. De- pite hardships and suffering, everyone seems to be making the best of it and smiling all the time. It's .he unconquerable spirit of hardy American pioneers and it is refreshing to see it so liberally displayed. BOTH CRUEL AND UNUSUAL Northwood Anchor: "All Fingers and Toas On eft Foot Removed."--Headline in Tuesday's Mason City Globe-Gazette. It's plenty easy to understand why they'd take the fingers off the left foot, but the oes--that doesn't sound so good; seems like a seri- us handicap. FOR A CITY SNOWPLOW Spencer Daily Reporter: Candidates to the city ouncil in March will get a lot of votes promising to ;et snow removal equipment. Building a swell air- jort is fine; getting snow cleared away so that coal and milk trucks don't get stuck is more practical. IMPORTANT IF TRUE Algona Advance: Both the Legionnaires and the Veterans of Foreign Wars vigorously deny that the next thing on the program will be a demand for pen- Jons. Well, if their protestations turn out to be true, t will be a noteworthy fact in history. HOW MANY DEAD PHEASANTS? Osage Press: Just how badly the pheasants in Mitchell county have suffered this winter is difficult o ascertain. report having found dead nes, but the full extent of the loss won't be known until the snow is gone in the spring. TOO MUCH SENSE FOR THIS Sheldon Mail: You can't tell us that the voters if the United States will go wild enough to indorse my old age pension which will guarantee people of "0 years old or more the sum of $200 a month. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG AN ODE TO JACK FROST "Brr! Brr! and brr some more, Won't that temperature ever upward soar?" This we hear, here and there As we breathe in the cold frosty air. Jack Frost doesn't seem to care a mite How he makes us shiver day and nite. He paints upon us patriotic hues Of red, white, and the blues. With a frozen snowflake for a brush He steals in during the midnite hush. And paints fantastically all the night. Until our window becomes a beautiful sight. What a dreamer Jack Frost must be To portray all those pictures for us to see, And as we gaze upon that window pane We see thinss we dreamed about again. By PEARL NIELSEN ·'orest City, Iowa. GROWN UPS ALSO SUFFER FROM DARK /CHILDREN are not the only ones who suffer from ^ lack of sunlight or lack of Vitamin D. It is true that all cases of rickets occur in children usually beginning before the age of three. The softening of the bones which occurs, does not show up until later, when activity begins and the soft bones of legs and arms will not stand the strain of muscular effort. But there is a disease which possibly -might be called the rickets of the adult. It has been known for a long time in medical literature under the name of "osteomalacia." In this, the bones become soft, and consequent deformities occur. Sometimes it is due to lack of materials which will-build bone. There was a so-called"hunger osteomalacia" in Austria and certain parts of Germany during and after the World war. In a remarkable article recently contributed by J. P. Maxwell to the Nutritional ^_ Abstract and Review, he reports on Dr. Clcndening tn e wide spread of this disease among women in China and India, especially in devastated regions where the diet was at the lowest possible level for efficiency. The diet, however, was not the only factor; the seclusion of the women indoors is emphasized. This combination of lack of sunshine with a diet low in vitamins, calcium and phosphorus, resulted in the development of early symptoms of malnutrition of the bones. When the patients were allowed fresh air and sunshine, a fuller diet, cod liver oil and calcium, a rapid cure was effected. .The effect of sunlight on the skin is not confined to the visible effects of tanning, etc. We have already spoken this week of the formation of Vitamin D in the skin by the action of sunlight--the vitamin, the presence of which prevents the development of rickets. An interesting contribution to the subject has recently been made by an anthropologist, F. G. Murray. He discusses the question of why the darker pigmented races are concentrated in the tropical regions and the white races in the temperate zones. The idea that the "sun has produced the darker pigment of the body is not in accordance with the modern theories of heredity. A more reasonable explanation is that if dark-skinned races were living in temperate or Arctic climates they would not get enough sunshine. The pigment in the skin would filter out the ultraviolet rays and cause and contribute to the development of rickets. This might be carried to such an extent that with the deformity which oc- cures in rickets in the female pelvis, the race would become extinct from lack of ability to reproduce. The somewhat pigmented Eskimo exists in the polar region because he eats fish blubber and fish liver and other substances which contain Vitamin D, and does not depend upon sunlight to form it in his body. Even more striking' than the struggle which a pigmented race has to exist in a northern climate, is the inability of the white race to inhabit successfully the equatorial zone. This is probably due to nutritional diseases caused by the excessive sunlight, or to toxic effects from sensitization to light. The pigment of the skin of the dark races forms a protective device which allows them to endure the excessive rays of the sun without the development of these toxic symptoms. PLEASE NOTE--Dr. Clendcning cannot dlapcosc or Hive personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general interest, however, they win be taken up, in order, in the daily column. Arldrcss your Inquiries to Dr. Logan CiendeninR, care of Globe-Gazette. Write leEibly and not more than 200 words. EARLIER DAYS FROM OLOBB-fiAZKTTB I'll.KS Cruising the Headlines "168 MILLIONS OF PORK ADDED TO NATIONAL DEFENSE FUNDS" "National defense' 1 is a title that seems to protect almost any kind of an appropriation. A record-breaking peacetime appropriation for national defense has been voted by the house: It provides 545 millions for the war department in the coming year, of which more than 376 millions .will be spent on purely military activities. Under this same title, the small sum of 5168,359,985 for rivers and harbors, sneaked out of the barrel---a nice, large juicy slab of pork which was immediately tossed into the drooling mouths of the hungry congressmen. It was said, this appropriation was the largest ever voted by any congress. "Sheer horror" seized the boys and cramped 'em hard for a. few minutes when one of their august body proposed cutting the pork section of the bill by 50 millions. The cramps lasted only a short time because the proposal was squelched in a hurry. Too much pork might be fatal. Time will tell. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--A faithful witness will not Ije; but a false witness will utter lies.--Proverbs 14:5. Thirty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. Charles Randall have returned from a few days' visit to Chicago. J. D. Suydan of St. Louis, Mich., is visiting relatives in the city. W. L. Nichols has been appointed local representative for "Footlights," the popular theatrical paper of Chicago. Charles Watts and his sister. Jenette, left today for Sparta, Wis., where they will visit friends for a few days. A. G. Spohr left today on a few weeks' pleasure trip in California. Drs. Richardson and Kelley are in Minneapolis attending a clinic. Mrs. W. O. Holman is visiting her brother, L. J. Titus, at Jeff ers, Minn. Mrs. Alba Miller returned today from an overnight visit with friends at Thornton. · Twenty Years Ago-DES MOINES--Assignment of the 120 teams taking part in the state basketball tournament to the divisional meet sites has been made. Mason City will play at the Teachers' college meet at Cedar Falls. Divisional meets are held at 11 colleges and universities in the state, the winners meeting in the state finals. The mercury stood at 35 above at noon today. The Rev. J. B. Engle is assisting this week in the evangelistic work at Dumont. Charles Cochran of Waucoma visited yesterday at the Frank Krumm home. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kearney left last night on a trip to San Antonio and Galveston, Tex.; Hot Springs, Ark., and New Orleans, La., where they will attend the Mardi Gras. Lewis P. Hanson of Madison, Wis., is in the city visiting his brother, Edward Hanson. . L. M. Valentine left yesterday for Egen, S. Dak. Ten Years Ago-Harry Conlin left today for Ames to attend the cleaners and dyers short course and convention held there annually. Miss Lydia Margaret Barrette, Mason City librarian and vice president of the state library association, left yesterday for Belmond where she spoke before a P. T. A. s-athering. From Belmond she planned to go to Fort Dodge and from there to Des Moines where she will attend a board meeting of the B. and P. W. clubs. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Parsons left today for Duluth, Minn., where Mr. Parsons will be employed as salesman for a paper house. Deputy Sheriff Frank Law left today on a business trip to Anamosa. Ed Hentges is in Chicago transacting business. Mrs. C. C. Calkins of Chicago is in the city a guest of Mrs. J. F. Garvey, 19 First street northeast. WATERLOO--West Waterloo defeated Mason City 27 to 12 last night for its twelfth victory of the season. TOMORROW FEB. 21 By CLAitK KEs-NAIKD Notable Births--Arline Judge, b. 1912, cinemactress .Sacha Guitry, b. 1885, French dramatist and actor ...Albert Henry Wiggan, b. 1868, banker.. .Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, b. 1795 in Mexico, where he became alternately president and fugitive until long after he had been the villain of the massacre of the Alarno. Nor was the Alamo all his villainy; he was the man who introduced chewing gum into the U. S. ...John Henry Newman, b. 1S01 in London, son of a banker. He was the first protestant to become a cardinal of the Roman Catholic church after conversion. His hymn, "Lead Kindly Light," is sung by all denominations. It was written when he was 33 and becalmed with m'any other passengers on a small orange boat in the Straits of Bonifacio (Mediterranean). Feb. 31, 1842--John J. Greenough was granted the first U. S. patent on sewing machines. His machine had to be threaded in short lengths, as in hand sewing. First patent obtained by Elias Howe, who usually is credited with invention of the sewing- machine, was issued four years later. Both men were 50 years behind Thomas Saint, Englishman, who built a ma,chine for sewing shoes. Feb. 31, 1916--At 7:15 a. m., the Germans began the battle of Verdun. It was the greatest offensive in the west since the allied drives in Champagne and Artois the previous September. Unlike the French at Champagne and the British at Loos, the Germans did not preface the attack with a bombardment of many days. They sought to preserve the clement of surprise to the latest possible moment and relied upon the destructive effect of the heaviest concentration of artillery to advance. (The first French aviators to view it reported the number of guns defied their ability to indicate them upon a map.) OBSERVING i»*fl»i^^ WHERE PRESS FREEDOM HAS BECOME A MOCKERY wonder how Americans would like to change places Italians. Everything in their lives is regimented and arranged for them. The expression "free press" is a mockery as the following; typical day's orders sent out from Rome to editors throughout the country will disclose "Print nothing about the military tribunal in Rome which is trying; five soldiers for mutiny. "Do not mention the campaign to reduce the consumption of paper. "Print no more pictures of the collection of iron. Gasoline used in the transportation of photographers is' worth more than the iron gathered. "Print nothing as some papers have done, to.the effect that early peace in Ethiopia would bring peace and quiet in Europe. "Print nothing of Franco-British conversations. "Print nothing about our air bombardments except official* com- muniques. "Print stories about the hymn to Mussolini composed by the Maestro Sallustio. "Njrrate amply Egyptian news regarding the anti-British movement, but do not give an impression of our satisfaction, particularly in the headlines.", --o-AND HERE'S WHAT MAKES A "SQUAKE YEAR" SQUARE jMg. have an answer to your Ppi? query. F. E. F. It came to vrf 1 ^ me almost as if it were manna. You wanted to know what a "square year" is. And this very week's issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines, under the heading of "Odds and Ends," contains the following: "Gail Towue handed us the following- interesting information. 'The year 1936 is the first in a longtime that is the square of a number. It is the square o£ 44. The last such year was 1849, the square of 43. That was the year now famous for the "California Gold Rush and the Forty-Niners." Wonder if 1936 will bring a rush of some kind. You may be known as a Thirty-Sixer.' Now Gail did not work this out himself, and we didn't try to check it, but if you haven't anything to do some evening-, get your arithmetic, algebra and geometry into action and let us know." Thanks to Gail Towne, to Editor Russel Waller and--not least--to Irving Hillstrom. the Globe-Gazette's circulation manager, who called ray attention to the above item. WHAT IS REASONABLE IOWA AUTO DEATH TOLL? -_^ often wonder as I reflect on Spg Iowa's annual highway $£§?" slaughter what is a reasonable total of killings. Some say it's stabilized at around 530. Others think that with a 100 per cent effective educational and enforcement program, it could be held to zero. I suspect the likely figure lies somewhere in between. Back in 1926 when Iowa was launching its comprehensive program the total of deaths in automobile accidents was 312. By 1931-coincident with the coming of pavement--it had grown to 640. Since that time it has averaged a little less than 600. Year before last it was 544 and last year it was 574. The National Sai'ety council believes a 35 per cent reduction o£ deaths is possible in the next five years through an intelligent safety program vigorously applied. This would mean a drop of 201 to 373 in Iowa, using the 1935 total. That's not far above the 1926 figure. In industry and agriculture,. 1926 is regarded as the "normal" year. Maybe we'll be going back 10 years for our "normal" in street and highway fatalities. --o-INCREASED WSUI POWER PLEASES SPORTS FANS. think addition to the power of W. S. U. I., University of Iowa radio station, is about Uie largest service conferred upon Iowa listeners by the radio commission in recent years. While WSUI is hemmed in on either side by stations of like or greater power, it is possible with selective sets to follow a basketball game rather satisfactorily. With Starr Yelland doing an important part of the sports announcing, Mason Cityans have an increased interest in WSUI. He's doing a good job too. --o-FUNNY FRONT NAMES ' IN SOUTHERN POLITICS suppose it just happens that the funniest first names known to me are worn by political leaders of the south. There come to my mind in this connection the following: Bib Graves of Alabama. Ruby Lafoon of Kentucky. Huey Long of Louisiana. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray o£ Okla. homa. Undoubtedly this list could be greatly extended. And not all would be from Dixie. But the only ones that come to mind are from that region. Answers to Questions By FKEDERIC .7. HASKIK PLEASE NOTE--A reader can Bet the answer to any question of fact by writ- Ing Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, \Vnshlttfrton, D. C. Please inclose three 3 cents for reply. What is Irving Berlin's real name? L. C. Originally Israel Balinp. Who invented oleomargarine? M. I- In 1S69 by a Frenchman, Hippolyte Mege-Mouries, to obtain a prize offered by Napoleon III for a cheap and wholesome butter substitute. Tell of Catalina Island. E. J. Santa Catalina is an island of southern California, separated from the mainland of Los Angeles county by San Pedro channel. It is about 25 miles long and the average width is about four miles. The surface is semimountainous with bold, rocky coasts and numerous wooded groves. The clear waters are famous game-fishing grounds. Sea lions inhabit the south coast and flying fish are numerous in the channel. The only town, Avalou, is a noted resort. How many organizations on the 5 day week? L. F. Wage earners in 1,404 companies with 2,767,000 employes are now on the 5 day week. A 5 day week for clerical employes is reported by 1,110 companies, or 45 per cent of the total. How many trailers in U. S. ? G. C. Registered in 1934, including passenger car trailers, 615,315. Is (here a law in effect which will not permit married women to hold office under civil service, such positions as stenographer, clerk, etc.? D. W. The economy act says a wife whose husband has a civil service position, may not be appointed to a position which comes under civil service except for some particular reason. This law was passed to help employment situation and is still in effect. When was Dr. Cronin murdered in Chicago-.' F. B. The body was found May 22, 1S90. by Henry Rosch in Chicago. Are any Negro women lircnsed airplane pilots? .1. O. There are six. The first Negro to be licensed was a woman. There are now 62 Negroes who are licensed pilots. Has the automobile boom been accompanied by cash sales or installment financing? W. W. Official figures indicate installment financing system has been largely employed. In 1935, automobile financing was 26 per cent higher than in 1934 and S7 per cent higher than in 1933. How many kinds of canned foods sold? G. K. A recent survey showed 300. How many centenarians in U. S.? J. B. In 1930, 3,964. What newspaper in I'. S. is most correct? F. C. First place for typographical excellence among 1.539 daily newspapers entered in the N. W. Ayer ex- hibition in Philadelphia was awarded the New York Times April 11, 1935. First honorable mention among the 135 newspapers of 50,000 or more circulation went to the New York Times also. Second place in this division went to the New York Herald-Tribune, and third to the Evening Star, Washington, D. C. Tell of (he Family Altar league. M. B. It is a world wide company o£ persons who made a covenant to maintain a family altar in their homes. Through its home service department homes are helped to develop and maintain a Christian atmosphere by means of monthly bulletins, daily. Bible readings, letters, etc. The secretary is William F. McDermott and offices are at 189 West Madison street, Chicago. Who is oldest in the Legion? VV. T. The man considered the oldest American Legionnaire is Col. Knowles Croskey, now 92. He served in the Civil war, the Spanish American war and in the World war. In the last named war, he was on recruiting duty in Philadelphia and in the Ordnance department in Washington. How many high dams in II. S. ? G. C. There are 66, either completed or under construction, which have a maximum height above foundation of 200 feet or more. FAMILIAR SAYINGS In the home service booklet, "Familiar Sayings," issued by our Washington Information bureau, there'is a collection of more than 500 famous sayings, words and phrases that are the ones concerning which the most questions are asked by newspaper readers. It is a publication that will refresh your memory about some of your old favorites, and it. will give you a great quantity of new information, all indexed lor ready reference. For example. "Where did we get the phrase 'Paddle your own canoe?'" The answer is that it wag first used in a poem published in Harper's magazine in May, 1854. Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director. Washington, D. C. I Inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the new booklet on "Familiar Sayings," Name Street City State (Mail to WaahinptoB, D. C.)

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