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U-oiv;h;^^ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREb 1 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 4 I.EE SYNUH'ATE MEW SI'A I'Ell Issued Ever? Wceu Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street TeJepDono No. 3300 North Iowa Editors Â·LEE P. LOOM1S W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER Â· 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 act otherwise credited in this paper, anil also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason city and Clear Lake. Mason city by the year ............ S7.00 by thÂ« OUTSIDE SLASON CUT A-N'D Cl.EAB LAKE 1'cr year by carrier .... $7. OH By arall 0 months Per week by carrier .... S la Per year by mall ...... S4.00 OUTSIDE 100 MILE i'cr year ..... ,50.00 8li monUls. .. .53. no Three monies, .51.30 nd Clear eek .............. By mall 3 months By mall 1 month , 53.01) 51.00 . s .to Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the- old.--ARISTOTLE I A STAR OP 7 POINTS I AS WE approach the Yuletide season one is n A reminded of the star that appeared to guide ?$ the wise men of the east to the place of the i Redeemer's nativity. if' No Christmas program is complete without Â·$' some form of representation of that star. A i five pointed star is generally used to symbolize the star of the east. Why the five pointed stai has been used seems to be shrouded in mystery If one were to follow Biblical authority a seven pointed story would seem to more appropriately symbolize the star of the east. Seven '. *".""= J - J - - DAILY SCRAP BOOK is a symbolical number of resents perfection. The man Jesus is recognized by Christians, at least, as a perfect human being and as such qualified to become man's redeemer. It was a perfect man, Adam, who fell from divine grace and incurred the penalty of divine justice, hence, none but another perfect human being could lawfully become a substitute and redeem 01- restore man to his former relationship to duty. With this in mind one can readily understand why the seven pointed star, as a symbol of perfection, should, logically, represent that young life in the manger of Bethlehem. : In St. John's revelation of Jesus on the spirit plane we have the symbolical picture in which he is represented as holding the seven stars in his right hand, walking in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, addressing the seven churches, through the seven angels having seven trumpets and opening the book scaled with seven seals. Thus one comprehends why the mythical number seven appropriately may be symbolized by the seven pointed star as representative of_the one whose faith is honored on Christinas day. :^,^ yA^s Avg-jlecprate our homes -this year we 1.' should'bear.it'in mind that the seven pointed star provides the more accurately symbolic portrayal. : RAIL TRAVEL CHEAPER OAPIDLY railroad rates are dropping back within the reach of the classes which once- .formed the principal source of passenger income. Today about, two-thirds of the country can be covered at 2 cents a mile on regular tickets and for less at excursion rates. Only in the east does the post-war rate of 0.6 cents still maintain. West of Chicago and now in the south the railroads have fallen back to the old passenger rate of 2 cents a mile with further reductions for commuters and excursionists. Twenty years ago and less frequent travelers rode on mileage books selling for a half cent a mile less than the standard rate. They encouraged passenger business even after the automobile came into popular use. In 1917, when rates were slowly rising and headed for the 1920 standard of 3.6 cents, the average rate paid by railroad passengers of all classes was 2.045 cents a mile. Between 1909 and 1916 it had been below 2 cents. Since the railroads began cutting passenger rates about a year ago, their passenger business has increased rapidly. Some of this increase was due to the Century of Progress but the extent to which passenger business has stood up since the Chicago exposition closed shows it was responsible for less of the increase than was supposed by the railroad managements. Kate cutting is not in accord with the government's NRA program but seems to be wholly in accord with the needs of the railroads. CLASHING IDEAS ! pEORGE PEEK, retiring AAA administrator, is to be put into a congenial job-- that of seeking foreign markets for the agricultural surplus of this country. As a co-author of the McNary-Haugen bill, Mr. Peek is here on familiar ground. He has never, it is said, believed that there was a solution of farm difficulties in the control of production attempted by the department of agriculture under the Wallace plan. Naturally he and Mr. Wallace fell out. Now he is to be given an independent opportunity to show what his own ideas can-accomplish. NOT A PROPER JUDGE 'pHE view of a distiller's corporation official that the advertising of hard liquors will ' serve to combat the bootlegger and the illegal sale of intoxicants would be more persuasive if it came from somebody who had no obvious sel- j fish interest in either liquor or advertising. Speaking of sex equality, did you ever see a room filled with presents to the bridegroom? Things even up. American prisons are harder to get into but easier to get out of. "BIG STICK" NEEDED Algoim Upper lies Moines: While the government 3 going into the matter of controlling business, and attempting to put it on a fairer and squarer level vith regard to the general public, it might investigate the packers. Teddy Roosevelt, with his "big stick" would find a wonderful world to work in today. TO PROVIDE INFORMATION' Cedar Falls Record: The true function of a newspaper is to lay before its readers all the varied information necersary for them to inform themselves accurately on conditions and issues, in the belief that :he public will then act wisely for the nation's beat ntcrest. UNCLE SAM'S NO. 1 MAST Siblcy Gazette-Tribune: The president oÂ£ the United States should be the highest salaried man in our country, movie stars to the contrary notwithstanding. There is no reason for paying movie executives 510,000 a week and movie stars a half million a year. WOULDN'T CONSIDER GOVERNORSHIP Emmetsburg Reporter: 'We don't believe that Gilchrist will seriously consider the governorship, although he should be confident of victory. Further, the agricultural state of Iowa needs him, and more like him, on the battle front for farm relief in congress. REASON URGING APPOINTMENT Wmikon Republican nnd Standard: We are disappointed over the appointment of the ambassador to Russia. Somehow we were hoping it would be Smith- Wildman Brookhart, and that there would be an ur- nsually severe winter over there. WHOM WILL THEY FOLLOW? Sac City Sun: Governor Herring wants some wet legislation, but it ia not at all sure that he can control the democrats in the house and senate on this matter. Many of them are apt to point to Senator Louis Murphy and vote dry. AL NEVER WAS A NEW DEALER Decoriih Journal: Much ado has been made over the fact that Al Smith does not agree with Franklin Roosevelt's policier. As a matter of fact, Al Smith never was and never has been a representative of the New Deal. JESSUP LEAVES IOWA U Oelwcln Register: There is no doubt he will prove to be a valuable administrator in his new position, and o'l-So-in Tf rpvi w 'l' ne followed by the best wishes of a large circle Oii 0 ui. -LL i^y ( Q f admirers ne bu j lt ,, p in Iowa WISE TO BORROW Logan Observer: Tire wise farmer will borrow from the federal government 45 cents a bushel on his corn. He then can sit tight and wait until August, 1934, to see what happens. WORSE THAN A YE.-VU AGO Dccornh Journal: A year ago our democratic friends shouted from the housetops that the condition of our farmers could not be worse. What do they think of the situation now? NEW DEEDS DISCOVEUED Cherokee Times: For a session that was called to consider a program of only four item?, the assembly has proved itself a prolific discoverer of needs urgently pressing for reforms;. THE CORN-HOG MONEY Crcsco Times: The distribution of this sum of money in cash, most of it to men previously unemployed is bounj to be reflected in increased business, temporarily at least. NOT HACK TO OLD ARRANGEMENT Osagc Press: The real problem is not to preserve status quo but to change it. The old arrangement got us into this mess, so to return to it would be to Invite further trouble. HARD ON BIG BAD WOLVES'. Sioux City Journal: Corn loans at the rate of .Tll.- 000,000 a day ought to help the farmers in their effort to show the big bad wolf they're not the least bit afraid of him. TOO MUCH HUOH JfOHNSON Dumont Journal: General oelief is that Mr. Roosevelt is heartily in favor of. a -free press -- that his mistake is in not holding' tight enough rein on some of his assistants. WHO WILL IT BE? Dubnquc Telegraph -Heralil: A capable executive. director, leader and educator of Dr. Jcssiip's type and ability, honesty, courage and integrity is needed at the university. IT MUST BE WOKKINC! Eldora Herald-Ledger: It appears that the vicious attack upon President Roosevelt's money policy is the best proof we have had in the middle west that it is working. NO ONE KNOWS Webster City Fremun-Journal: As a matter oC fact, no one knows, not even the president himself, just what will come of the monetary experiments now made. LEGGE'.S IDEA FIRST 1? "THE. O R D I N A R Y CO-T" oF W H I C H m "TrlE. OBSERVING AMNUAUUV 'THE. BULL SEAL^ OF ALASKA. HE.|R. POSITIONS ON ROCK'S ALONq -fftE $ROR.E. AMD WArf FOR "fUElR. MATES W |-fU r^EW EXCEPfioNS 'frlEV .CHOOSE- -THE. 5AME ROCK VEAR. AFe.R. YEAR.. iz-ie. take oft" my hat to Les Smith, a farmer living a mile or two on the Twin City side of Dundas, Minn. From G. B. and I. II. 1 learn that lor years he IHIH made p. practice of leaving a light burning in his home of eve for the benefit of motorists who here: come to harm at a dangerous corner nearby. He has helped dozens of accident victims and he has declined to put his good Samaritan- ism on a commercial basis. Because he would accept no pay for assistance given a winter or two ago, I. H. 1ms made a practice of stopping off on his trips to Minneapolis or St. Paul for the purpose of leaving a little token for Mr. Smith. "It was a bitter cold night," I. n. recalled, "when our car went into the snow-filled ditch. We got out of the stalled car and looked about for help. The little beam of light from the Smith homo was the only encouragement we could find. We went up to his home and he answered our call from nn upstairs window. He let us in and we were made comfortable before a big base burner while a wrecker came out from Northfielcl. It was an act of Itindness we won't forget." j Tiie world, I should say, stands i in need of more Les Smiths. | _o_ suppose Hint since we've In* vited soviet Russia into our national household again, we'd better familiarize ourselves vith the pronunciation of Russian names so that we can he good hosts. The Associnted Press comes to our assistance with tho following tips on the Russian names most in the news these days: agree with Ted Klcniesrud that forgetfuIncBS can be it blessing. In hia personal col- lumn In tho Thompson Courier recently, he had a list of the things that could be forgotten to the profit, of everybody and I'm reproducing- It DIET and HEALTH !r. ClemlenlriG cannot diagnose or ntve personal ansv.'eri to letters from readers. When questions arc ot genera] interest, nvwever, tlicy will lie taken up. In oriler. In the daily column Address your queries to Dr. JLognn clendenlng, caru ot The Globe-Gazette. Write lefiloly and not mora than 200 words. l!j [.(10AN CLEN'DENINQ. M. I) CHILD'S ACHE MAY BE DISEASE must be able to remember when at Sponcer Reporter: The death of Alexander Legge brings sharply to mind that the crop reduction plan did not spring full born from the brain triut of the new deal. STAY BY THE PRESIDENT Nortlnvood Anchor: One doesn't plant seed one day and expect to harvest a crop the next. Let's stay by the president, Secretary Wallace and their plans for help. HAPPV DAYS HERE AGAIN Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune: Truly, Iowa has every reason in the world to return thanks this year. It looks like a merry Christmas, too! Happy dayg are here again! STiTCII IN TIME Itoch Rapids Reporter: The corn loanu, and may there be many of them made in Lyon county during the next 60 days, appear to be the "stitch in time." LYNCHKRS A R E COWARDS EsthervUli 1 . News: A Missouri Judge told a grand jury that lynchcrs are cowards- and common murderers. The judge Â«poke the unvarnished, cold truth. ANOTHER SLANT ON IT Wclwter City Frcnum-Joiinuil: The fact that so many are borrowing will have a tendency to keep corn off the market and therefore increase prices. SHORT ON POLITICS Murslinlltown Timcs-Rcpiiblicim: If there were more politics and less economy in the gross incom tax it might pass unanimously both houses. HOGS NEXT TO BAT Clarion Monitor: The corn-hog program ia nov being developed to include hogs and thereby brin] them up to tho level of the 45 cent corn. DOLLAR ALWAYS IN DEMAND C'fxlnr Falls Record: No matter how cheap the dol lar becomes, it probably will always be in great de mand and just ns hard MS ever to get. THIS SOPHISTICATED AGE Rudil Review: The most misguided mother i Rudd Is the one who thinks her children believe everything she tells them about Santa Claim. HAVE YOUR CAR GONE OVER Garner Herald: Every motorist should have hi car examined at the beginning of winter to make ccr tain It Is in good operating condition. NOW FOR TEMPERANCE New Hampton Tribune: We do hope everybod will be for temperance, now lhat prohibition and sins have been legally repealed. NEWSPAPER COSTS MOUNT Britt News-Tribune: Everything that goes into th manufacture of a newspaper ncds more money to acquire than it did a year ago. CONTROL FOR BUYERS Elkacler Register: Why not in the new deal place a burden on the buyer to properly control His use of hard liquor if he is to get it? NO REFLECTION ON OTTO! Luverne News: Otto Westling told us confidentially the other evening that he dreamed that he died and the heat woke him up. WHEN IS A RADICAL? Boone News-Republican: When is a radical not a radical? For an answer, apply to George Nelson Peek. ONCE IS ENOUGH WhitlemorK Champion: Love come.'; at Ica.st ones to everyone and as a rule that's enough. EARLIER DAYS It Ally rrTii|illnllm of inlercsilrig Ilcisia from Utc ty nntt Thirty Years Ai;n" files of I lie (llobc-Cnrc JL* some time or other hit* complaints were dismissed as growing pains. He was told to run along to school nd do his arithmetic problems; that what he had iein't amount to anything; it was just growing pains. An attempt really was seriously made at one time, about 20 years ago, to explain growing pains. An orthopedic surgeon in 1910 said that these symptoms oÂ£ leg ache and backache which come on soon after the child has fallen asleep, were due to the fact that at the time ot going to bed the muscles sagged and some of the bones, , which were getting larger, stretched them so that pain resulted. Again, J. Stanley Hill, the psychologist, in his book on adolescence, said that growing pains were due to the fact that the bones grew 3r. Clcndenlnc faster than the muscles or the skin, \nl that these latter suffered from abnormal tension. Nobody furnished any proof for those statements, and a much more sensible view is that growing pains are signs of some disease, and should bo regarded as if significance. In a sti if attempting ound, for . . ess and inadequate in children with growing pains. Now, disturbed .sleep in children almost certainly means some organic disease. Fatigue also in children vith growing pains is a prominent symptom, and here, again, we must point out that fatigue in children usually means some fairly serious disturbance. Disturbed sleep and fatigue in adults are of little significance, but certainly in children they arc unnatural. In a large clinic for heart disease in children, it was found that 20 per cent of those who showed some icart damage had complained over a long period of time of growing pains. We know that rheumatism is a prime cause of heart damage, so we assume that :hese growing pains were possibly due to some form of rheumatism. The term "muscular rheumatism," while it is regarded with suspicion by many scientific physicians, ia reinstated by conservative students of the problem, and is regarded possibly as a form of articular rheumatism. Other diseases which may be the cause of growing pains are tonsil and sinus disease. It is, of course, a familiar thing that tuberculosis of tho bones or joints, hip, knee or back, may be called growing pains and disregarded in the early stages. The lesson of all thia plain. Of course, it is not suggested that a few transient pains, lasting a few minutes and coming on only at intervals of a month or so, should be regarded seriously, but if u child continuously complains of pains in the muscles or joints, it means usually that the situation is sufficiently serioua to deserve investigation. DEC. 18, 1!IOS Mas Maude Demo returned Monday from an extended visit to Madison, Wis. Miss Marion Cfirlton made a visit to relatives al Clear Lake today. Mr. and Mrs. Elgin, Baleti. arc in the city today, guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Heisen. foreign affairs--Mnx-eem (accent Slightly on the last syllable) Llt- vce-noff (accent on voe). Joseph Stalin, secretary oC the communist party--Yo-sef (accent on Yo) Stahl-cen (accent on Stahl). Mikhail Kalinin, president of soviet Russia--Mi-ka-eel (accent on eel) ICnhl-ec-iiyau (accent on cc). Valerian Ivanovitch Mezhlauk, first vice-chairman of the state planning commission--Va-lay-rian (accent on lay) Re-vanovitch (accent on Kc) MeJ-lauk (soft intomv- Miss Casey left this morning to visit relatives at Clinton. M. O. Watorbury, Mcua, Ark., IK in the city for a short business call. The Rev. Thomas Gale gave the students of Memorial university a short talk this morning, during chapel .exercise. Mr. and Mrs. Whittukcr, who have been visiting in St. Paul, returned to the city today. L. C. Dinard was in Swnledulo yesterday, attending to important, court matters. Mr. and Mrs. Dobson and daughter, Rac, were in tho city today attending to business matters. DEC. 18, 191S Miss Arlcne Johnson will return Friday from Coe college in Cedar Rapids to spend the Christmas vaca 7 tlon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Johnson, on East Miller street. Â· Col. Freeman F. Gibson of Charles City was in the city yesterday visiting friends. Charles Hathoru drove to Hampton yesterday in his little cycle-cur. Mark of the esteem in which S. M. Decker Is held by the other members of the Cerro Gordo Pythian lodge took form last night when he was presented with an engraved watch. Members of the lodge who were raised to knighthoods during the evening were Dr. A. C. F.chtcrnacht, T, P. Stanbery, Mark Geeting, H. B. Fairer, Walter Thompson, 13.- E. Glanville, George Andrick, C. B. Iliggins, George O'Neil and Dr. C. L. Meade. Frank W. SenncfC of Britt was in the city today on business. Tsanc Sweigard of Garner was itt the city this morning on business. tion on j ) . Leon Chinchuk, Russian ambassador to Berlin--Leon (as pronounced i English) Chin-choolc (accent on chook). G. I. Sokolnikoff, former ambassador to Great Britain--pronounced virtually as spelled (with a slight accent on the second o). Alexander A. Troyanovsky, former ambassador to Japan, and new soviet ambassador to the "United States--Tro-yim-ov-skee (accent on ov). DEC;, is, ism Mike Lombardo of Omaha is spending a few days Forget the slander you have heard. Forpot the hJisly, unkind u-nn). Forget the qi'nrrcl nnil the cause, ForK*;t (lie \vlinle n f f a l r . because Forpettini; la tho only wfty. Kor^'pt the storm or ypalfrjay. Forset the chap \vhos0 soury face FnTKCts to smile In any place. Forgot I h D trial.-; you hnve had, Forfiet the weather If ils bflfl. ForRet Ihe knocker, he's a frealc, Forcet him seven days a v-vdc. Forfiet you're not n millionaire Forget i h e prey streaks In your hair. Forget this home team lost a dame, FnrKct the one \vlio was to blame. Forget the c o f f e o \vben lla cold, I'orfiol tho kick, rors^t to scoHI. Forcet thi! pHunber's a w f u l chargB Forget tho Iceman's h i l l Is !arpÂ«. Forirct the coal man nnd his welgli* Forget ths heat In summer dnys Forpet wherever you mny roam, Forget the bird who wrote tlila poem. FOTKCI lh!\l be, in social W!sa, Forgot hlmseJ? ivtien lie \vroto tills. Forgrt the aches, the pains, the chills--But don't forget to pay your blll.l, --o-wish I could frighten flappers into common sense health rules by confronting them with statistics. I could show them that on the basis oE the most, recent studies, the highest deatk rate of any age classification is in young women between tho ages of 15 and 21 years. Dieting to keep K. girlish figure, a lack of attention to proper clothing for the changing" weather and general disregard for the health commandments ai's known by doctors to be responsible for this condition. But try to tell this to the flappers and make 'cm do something about it. It would come under the heading- of "futile occupations." --o-don't like to bring the accusation but the evidence is clear that the writer of "Good Night Little Girl of My Dreams"--I believe those are the words--has borrowed bodily the tune of that ancient and honorable ditty, "Spanish Cavalier." "Homn on the Range" is strikingly similar to the same piece but not identical. wonder If those who havo ridden "Hunk" Anderson s/ hard this past season "remember that in 1!)28, the incom- parabe Rockne had a season in which the number of defeats suffered was almost the same as this year? Â·MgBn. am delighted U) add this ngBS?^ contribution from J. M. ^Â»^~" Morris to our now extended series of wall mottos and slogans: *'For Tvhen the One (Ireat Scorer Cornea to write agalrmt your nams Hft writes--not thttt you won or lOflt-- Bui how you played the game." ONCE OVERS "Bj J. J. S I U M I V ARE YOU SATISFIED? Isn't it true that you are too elated over little successes? And because of this fact you are too easily satls- nt the Charles Lombardo home, SOI Delaware avenue northeast. H. C. Holm, president of the Iowa district of the United Lutheran church of America, stopped overnight in the city cnroutc to hia home at Ragle Grove. F. T. Vascy, superintendent of the public schools, has returned from DCS Moines, where he attended n. meeting of a school committee on taxation. The Cerro Gordo county Farmers' Grain Dealers association will meet at the Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon, according to an announcement made by P.. A. Holman, president of the association, today. Gustavo Licbcr, son of Mrs. Hattic Mitchell, '.122 Sixth Htreet southwest, has returned from Milwaukee, Wis., where he hns been attending a motor school. Walter Camp today chose on his ail-American team two representatives of the Big Ten. Western conference stars on the team were Earl Martineau of Minnesota and "Red" Grange of Illinois. i;si; THIS .si:iivici: M n n y rcrnlijrfl -icml Iti questions R l R n c a only \vLUi I n i t i a l s , asking Hint tho answers a]irenr In t h n now.'spriprr. Space In llmllril runl wiutfl not nccommoilate a f r a c t i o n 01 Hucll rcriucats, Armvcrs rnlÂ»- llslicil arc ones tlint may Interest m a n y L-LTLders, rather t h a n tlic nne who a s k a tlic question only. All q u f B t l t u i M rilumli! lie necr.mriiLnlci! l)y the writer's name anil a d d r e s s anil 3 cents I n coin or s t a m p s for rciily. 1Â» not use i i o a t c a r d a . Kfiml (iiie.-nL'in tu ttic O.lohc-C.azclte In- f o r m a t i o n Buri-au, Frederic J. llashin, Director. W a s h i n g t o n , D. C. TODAY IN HISTORY fied with what you accomplish. Attainments that others consider unimportant seem so great to you that you do not make the effort you should to make greater headway. You like to sit back and contemplate what you have done and enjoy the satisfaction that it affords you. You need to minimize your achievements. Thus you would spur yourself to greater efforts. You might find that only you, yourself, attach any special significance to what you have done. Compare yourself with others and see what a little thing you have done in comparison with what should be expected of you. Some folk never grow up to be more than 12 years of age, no matter how many decades they live. Be your age in serious thought and become Imbued with the spirit and understanding that goes with your age. Yon need ft constant driving; force to do this. There is little danger that you will overexert yourself. (CopyrlGht. 1333, KlnR Features Syndicate, I n c . ) ON Uorn Tills Daic--Edward A. MacDowell, horn 1861, American pianist and composer. * * Carl Von Weber (Vay'ber), born 1780, who wrote an opera before lie was 14, conducted jm orchestra before he was 18, was expelled from Wurtemburg when 21 as an alleged embezzler, achieved undying fame when *J1 with "Die Prieschutz." * * Lyman Abbott, born 18:)5, clergyman and editor, one of the children who inspired the famod "Little Rollo" books of Jacob Abbott, his father. * * Ralph Adams Crnm, born 3853, architect of notable religious edifices. * * Frank O. Salisbury, born 187-), artist to King George V, J. P. Morgan and other famed Britishers. * * Samuel Parks Cadman, born 1861, clergyman and humanitarian. One Minute Pulpit--The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.--Psalm 111:2. 18(18--Tamerlane (correctly Timur-I-Leng: Lame- timur), aged f2, great Mongol conqueror, captured the rich Indian city of Delhi, ordered 100,000 who had resisted him put to death, (Within a year be waa master of all Pcrslii, the Tar:ar empire, the states between the Indus and lower Ganges, Asia Minor and most of ICgypt. 1*87--New Jersey became the third slate when it ratified the constitution. 1865--Slavery became unlawful forever in the United States and territories as the thirteenth amendment was declared ratified by action of 33 of the 36 states. (Delaware and Kentucky rejected it; Texas took no action). Â· Â· Â· 1917--Four months after the senate had approved the measure, the house voted submission of the eighteenth (prohibition) amendment to the states. (First to ratify was Mississippi, 21 days later; eventually all How is Father Couglilln pro- iuninc-1'd? A. 1C. While pronounced In several different ways by people who bear it. we are informed that Father Conghlin calls it Coglin. How many visited tho Chicago Art; I n s t i t u t e on Ihe closing day of this Kuimnrr's e x h i b i t i o n ? II. A. R. On Oct. 31, 193:!, 44,412. How ixrc 12 o'clock noon nnil midnight w r i t t e n 7 N. S. Noon is 12 m., and midnight 12 p. m. ArÂ» battleships ir.um-il for hot! stales nnd cilli'K? H. II. Battleships of the U. S. navy are named after .the states. Cruisers first and second line, are namec after cities. Tn \vliut languages rild M i l t o n truln his daughters to rcarl to him? N. A. Although his daughters did no understand a word of what the; read to their father, Milton laugh them to read in Hebrew, .Spanish Italian, Greek, Latin and French as well as in English. For vvhonj Is Goldpn, Colo naiiicd'? H. K. of th cstab lished a m i n i n g camp at this poin in 18rn. Is t l i p Icviil of llic Pacific higher at the Panama ranal than thn A t l a n t i c ? W. S. Tho mean level of the Pacific at the Isthmus of Panama has been found to be about 8 inches higher than thn mean level of the Atlantic. In February, the levels are the same, bul throughout the remainder of Ihr; yonr, on account of current, tidal and wind Influences, the moan level of the Pacific rangen above that of the .Atlantic. It ia nÂ» much n.j one foot higher in October. What nations have recently bnon elected io temporary sents on (he council of the league of nations? (i. T. Austria, Denmark, Portugal, Argentina. Who first called southern Illinois "LitHo Kff.vpt?" G. V. The name Egypt wan first applied to the southernmost .'tf counties of Illinois by Dr. Cyril G. Hopkins, father of the "Illinois system After Tom Golden, one pioneer prospectors, who imilaritics, the fact that several Mties in this region were namect iftcr "Egyptian cities, and the resemblance of the land between tlin Mississippi nnd Ohio rivers subject o floods, are believed to have suggested the name. Did thft first oil \vell In 17, S. Iloiv or wus It pumped? B. M. The Drake well, where oil wan found in 1859, never flowed. It was Dumped and produced about 30 jarrels a day. JK the avocado pear a true rienrf D. Y. The avocado or alligator pear r native of tropical America and the West Indies, is a drupe, but in ai/.o and shape resembles a huge pear. It; Is- usually a brown color nnd its flesh is oÂ£ the consistency of firm butter, having n rich and nutliko flavor. It is primarily u salad f r u i t to be served with salad dressing, but is also used ius a. dessert. In the tropics it is often eaten in .soup. Who are prcvlnux winners of thn diction award received by James Wellington th/s year? JJ. W. Former recipients oC the American Academy of Arts and Letters gold medal for radio diction aire Milton J. Cross, A l w y n Bach, Jolm Holbrook and David Ross. Do many countries include tanks In their military cqulpmont? S. B. AH civilized nations now include tanks as part of their m i l i t a r y preparedness, In many cases cavalry regiments being converted to light; tank units and special corps sometimes have heavy tank service. -- | states except Connecticut nnd Rhode Island approved.) I of agriculture." Biblical historical AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "I like good manners, hut I don't want no bald-lic-aded man stanclin' exposed an' catcliin' his death o' cold on my account."