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' ' - , . : . - ' ' · , MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUAEY 16 B 1937 ' rf MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. ,\V. LliE N E W S P A f E H Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street · Telephone No. .1800 LEE P. LOOMIS - ' -· - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - ' - - - Managing Editor . E N O C H A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEEU - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class mauer April 17, 1930, at the post- office et Mason City, Iowa, luider (lie act of March 3. 1870. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED .PRESS whlcli Is exclusively en- Utied to the use for publication of all newa dispatches credited to It or. not olbenvlso credited-In this paper. And all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Dei MdUies news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lakc, Mason City and Clear by the year 37.00 by the week OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE . AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CttY Per year by carrier ....57.00 By mall 6 months .... Pel week by carrier S .15, By mall 3 months .... Per year by rnrttt S4.00 By mail 1 month .... OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year...56.00 Six months..-S3.25 - Three months. IN ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr..58.00 t months. .54.50 3 months..52.50 1 monlh. Lake. .S .15 .52.25 ..S1.25 .S .50 A Great Judge Passes ·VTO.WB1T.EH could have a more challenging as- '··'· ' signment than that of paying proper tribute to such a man as Judge J. J. Clark. Surely the demand is too great for this writer. We can only say that, in our opinion, no resident of Mason City in the long span of his life here in Mason City held the respect and affection of this community in a greater degree than Judge Clark. By, all he was regarded as both wise and good. His record is without blot or blemish. Ever green in memory will be the visits with Judge Clark to which we were privileged on jaunts to Iowa City or Des Moines . , . his delicious account of how once he met King George V of England at Buckingham .palace . . . his recollection of an early day campaign in which, riding a bicycle. he visited every farm home in Cerro Gordo, only to be nosed out by narrow margin in the election . . '. his remembrances of Mason City in the seventies and the eighties . . . his never swerving confidence in the youth of today. But longest we shall remember his account of · the struggle in his own life to make himself tolerant. Usually when this is accomplished, it is a) the expense of moral principle. But not so in the case of Judge Clark. He could and did hold fast to his convictions while granting both intelligence and sincerity to those who disagreed with him on debatable questions. "After one of my early day political battles," he said, "I sat down in my study one night and did some serious talking to myself. I said: 'Joe, you're too good a hater. You're going to make yourself mighty unhappy if you don't change your style.' Then and there I Vesolved to fight with a smile and win or lose with a smile. I can honestly say that I've never hated a human being since that night long ago." . Judge Clark was every jnch a gentleman. He was an able lawyer. He ma'de a distinguished contribution to the literature of the law in his 29 years on the bench. He was an outstanding churchman. He held high a torch of citizenship that lights the way for others. He was indeed a friend to man. Flowers! '{,, Jan. 17, 1937, will be an important, date in the history of this newspaper. With the latest and finest equipment that can be had, KGLO,' owned and operated by the Globe-Gazette, will go on the air. The salute programs and other features planned for the occasion would do credit to a 50,000 watt station. Most of Mason City and North Iowa seem wholly delighted with the prospect. In the hearings which led to an issuance of the operating license, pne witness after another vowed that a radio station was "just the thing 'this community needs," and they seemed sincere about it. The scores of telephone calls for information about the time of opening, and the'like, have accentuated this consensus. : All of which is a mighty blow to our editorial vanity, already under discount by reason of what happened on Nov. 3 last. Over an extended period, day in and day out, radio methods, if not radio itself, have been held up as works of the devil-himself. Mr. Eye over in the northeast corner of the page shouted it in raucous tones and the.editorials in only slightly subdued voice' chanted the refrain. An echo or two, 'tis said, even resounded through marble halls at Washington last summer. However our story just didn't stick. In utter sadness we now recognize that fact. !. But here and now, let the editorial "we" sponsoring this article' identify himself as an unreconstructed rebel so far as this radio business is concerned. Capturing the leopard has not washed away its spots, While we'll concede the possibility o harnessing this greatest of modern inventions fo: the service of Mason City and North Iowa, thi promise alone of that will not suffice. We'll have to be shown. We're of Missouri extraction. Undoubtedly our skepticism will' be more temperate in the future, with radio as an affiliat rather than an alien disturber. That's the human nature of the matter. But if there develops to great a distance between promise and performance we shall look to that lofty principle known a "freedom of the press." Be warned on that point Now this, we grant, is no proper way to wel . come a radio station. But, doggone it, Mr. Eigh mey, we're on the spot. Please try to understani us in our postponement of the flowers. They-may be along later.--W. E. H. · No. l.-"To Print the News" f^ S. CODDINGTON, editor and publisher of th *·'· Cedar Falls Daily Record, did a neat job o · setting forth the modern newspaper goal and re sponsibility in the following: "Your editor may advocate things you do not like, on his editorial pages; in his news columns he gives you the facts so that you can make up your mind for yourself--which, as an independent American, you are more than likely to .do anyhow, no matter how eloquent his editorials may be. "And the ability to do that is a 'privilege which you share with mighty few other people on earth. The fact that you have it is all the testimony you need as to the American press' continued freedom--and service." ^ It is being charged that on their showing in th recent presidential campaign, newspapers are n longer moulders of popular opinion. About fou out of five of them opposed the re-election of Pres ident Roosevelt What happened was indeed a blov to editorial prestige. But it has not been chargec - by anybody that the newspapers either suppressec or colored the news. They were true almost with out exception to their-'first responsibility, that o keeping the public informed. What editors think, o even whether they think, is highly secondary t this consideration. ft*-* BELOW A bulletin from the department of agriculture xplains that three times as much molasses is be- ng used this year as in 1934 for livestock feeding, lexford wasn't so dumb. How would 'it be to try out everything that vas ever known lo hurt a person before putting he kidnaper of that Tacoma boy to death? The effectiveness of our neutrality legislation vill hang pretty much on our ability to stand by vhile others claim their war-won profits. The first lessons of the present Iowa state leg- slature have been in division and subtraction. Whether the honeymoon can be extended into he second term is about to be demonstrated. We still say it's a choice of poisons in the Span- sh war situation--strychnine or arsenic. Nothing 5s more fundamental in economics than hat the earth is mother of all wealth. Our complaint with most blank verse is that t's loo much that way. What was it those candidates were promising us a few short weeks ago? PROS and CONS THE WISDOM OF OUR FOREFATHERS Webster City Freeman-Journal: "Those of us who believe the president should be limited to six years have some good company. For instance, Benamin Franklin contended far such limitation when :he constitution was being adopted. And "he was a pretty wise old bir."--Mason City Globe-Gazette. , Benjamin Franklin was wise, one of the wisest men this country ever produced. Some authorities place him at the top of" all of them. However, eorge Washington and the other men who made the constitution were also wise and the majority of them favored a four year term for presidents and they were not opposed to the re-election of a chief executive. Four years is, quite long enough for a president to remain in office without giving the people a chance to pass judgment on his administration and the people should have the privilege of electing him to a second term if they desire to do so. Why change a policy that has worked so well for. nearly a century and a half? What was good enough for great-great-great-grandpa in this respect, as also in "old-time religion," is :ood enough for us. AN ANTI-LIQUOR TREND Milwaukee Journal: In some 2,170 places in the Jnited States, local option referenda were held in connection with the national election. In 1,116 of hese places, the wets- won out. In 1,054, the drys uccecded.' . Almost .50-50, then so far as the figures go, but that is not the real significance of the story. n practically all these places, the question was vhether or not wet districts should become dry. Very few of them were dry already. So the real tory is that more than 100 jurisdictions in this ountry, after trying the wet way, have decided that they do not want it any longer. They pre- er aridity to license. AS IT'S DONE"IN RUSSIA Northwood Anchor: In Moscow a drunken driv- T crashed a safety zone in front of the American mbassy. Two persons were' killed. The driver jf the^car which caused the deaths was summary executed. Can you imagine'such a thing in the fnited States where the death driver would be itied as having something to keep on his mind all he rest of his life? Oh, yes, he might possibly have o pay a fine of $8.50 and be paroled to the sheriff rom a year's jail sentence. ALSO THAT THEY WERE GOING TO Algona Upper Des Moines: William Lemke is :ill a believer in lairy tales. He says he doesn't now how it could be that in some precincts · he ot no votes at all, and still any number of people n those precincts told him they voted for him. A NEW DEAL PROBLEM Sioux City Journal: New dealers in Washington .re worried because the cost of living is going up vhile wages are more or less static. What to do is he question they are trying to answer. IOWA CAN'T GET USED TO IT Boone News-Republican: Iowa's two senators may feel perfectly at home on the democratic side of the chamber, but somehow lowans just can't ;et used to seeing them there. .- · ' A DOOMED TAX Allison Tribune: We have it on what we consider reliable, authority that the coming general assembly will decapitate the head tax from Iowa': old age pension law. THE SIXTH SENSE Oskaloosa Herald: Conscience has been describee as a sixth sense which comes to our aid when we are doing wrong, and tells us that we are abou to get caught. PERNICIOUS DIVERSION Boone News-Republican: With 38 states diverting gasoline taxes to purposes other than road buildinj Iowa must be on guard against this pernicious practice. . Vagrant Thoughts By LOV MAULOR5? LUKE A S VIEWED from the tenth story of a hotel, a ·"· San Antonio sunset is one big splash of carmine fading into huge swirls of smoked pearl settling down on the blue hills that horizon this city of red roofs . . . Long lines of cars snaking in from Alamo Downs, San Antonio's famous race track. . . The slogan of this city is: "Where the Sunshine Spends the Winter." . . . Enceinte Mexican women Dn the streets--just about every' 1 other . one. . . Spent the winter here many years ago. My favorit haunt was Alamo Plaza. Rounded the corner almost breathless at the thought of my first glimpse of this beauty spot of a past age. And what die I see? A brand new postoffice building right there in the shadow of the historic old Alamo! The government tore down the beautiful old postoffice building with Us almost Moorish architecture and put up a "modern" structure that cost two million dollars (and ain't that sumpin 1 to brag about). Thi building is just as much out of place, facing the plaza simply oozes history and charm, as the proverbial bull in a China shop. Oh politics, wha crimes are committed in thy name? . . . May bi arrested before leaving here because I am liabl to {step into' some yard and pick myself a big red rose. . . . The bar in the old Menger hotel has mellowed into history. . . . I know now why Randolph Field is called "West Point of the Air." I is located 17 miles from San Antonio and is the largest air training center in the world. At firs glimpse one is overawed by its hugeness, and its beauty. It looks like a great ghost city sprawlet out on an Arabian desert. Can you imagine a brand new city and not one old thing in it? There you have Randolph Field--its gorgeous homes, fine barracks, and quarters of all kinds, and immense hangars. Cost to date is more than 21 million dollars. . . . The woman in the florist shop who said t h a t everybody was so busy runnin' after the dollar they didn't have time to live. . . . Soldiers drilling at Fort Sam Houston^ Why? DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott BABIES ABOUT* IN RE.IMDEEB. SKIM ·A.NO FROM YEA -TRIED ·^"·REPLACE. -iftE. WKrl 1"HE CLEAR, EASILY REAP ROMAK 6F MADAGASCAR. i$ MADE FROM BAM Bop, FROM -THE BU-f LEFT A«ACrlE.P ENDS COPYRIGHT. I9J7. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION l~ "VIS ARE,, "THE MO$T POPULAR. OF MODERN DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN GLENDCNING. M. D. OLD AND NEW WAYS W E HEAR a great deal about the latest improvements in treatment and yet, as was suggested n the article yesterday, the most reliable methods we have are those which were available and used in Greece and Egypt and China thousands of years ago. We probably apply them a little more scientifically, and undoubtedly our implements are more convenient. The modern bed is a better bed to rest n than those which the ancients had. The ancient could get heat applied to an aching part but riot so well as with the modern electric pad or hot water bottle. Drugs aie still a very important part of treatment, but most of the ordinary drugs which are used the most frequently are very ancient in their derivation. The better the doctor, the fewer the drugs he is liable to use. The great Dr. James Jackson, of Boston, considered opium, mercury, antimony and quinine the greatest drugs. Antimony, and quinine (except in ma_ . , . laria), have dropped o u t o f fash- Uendening ionable use _ but opium and mel ._ cury are certainly used in one form or other as much as any drugs. Both of them are of great antiquity. Castor oil was used by the Egyptians. Sodium ncarbonale has been used for many years. The salicylates are fairly modern, but have enjoyed a popularity for over 150 years. Ether and chloroform are not quite 100 years old, but are standard irugs for their purposes. Iodine of potash would oe on most men's lists and it has been used over 100 years. Digitalis, the heart remedy, has also over a century behind it. Of the cathartics,-- besides castor oil, calomel is a preparation of mercury; senna and aloes are of great antiquity, and magnesium sulphate, or Epsom salts, was introduced when Epsom Well became popular. Ephedrine, which is very popular now has been used by the Chinese for centuries. Arsenic is an old and still valuable drug. Aside from serums, vaccines and glandular products, the only drugs which are commonly usec in internal medicine of modern. date are adrenalin and the barbiturate hypnotics. The modern skin specialist, so fav as his loca. applications are concerned, could get along pretty well with mercury, sulphur, zinc oxide, salicylic acid and camphor--all of hoary respectability. Diet has been used in a rough and ready manner lor man}' centuries, but its scientific application is a quite modern,' even contemporary affair. Surgery, though modern, has not made striking progress for a good many years, and many of its practitioners think that it is static. The X-ray and radium, which came in after surgery, are taking away much of its work in certain fields. Physical therapy, massage, the use of water, are all quite old. They are at present enjoying a considerable revival. Electrical treatment, except in the form of diathermy, has little application in modern medicine although, of course, it is relatively modern. Blood transfusion is a strictly modern and useful procedure, frequently necessary. Much more than in diagnosis, the tried and true methods are the ones that stick in the ari of treatment. TOMORROW By CLARK KINNAIKD ·vrofable Birllis--Glenn L. Martin, b. 1B8B, maslei J-^ builder of aircraft--China Clippers, Maiiin Bombers, etc. He built a plane and taught himself to fly when 22. . . . David George, b. 1863, Welsh statesman known as David Lloyd-George. He wasn't born in Wales. . . . Robert Maynard Hutchins, b. 1899, president of the University of Chicago, who thinks too many persons are going to college. . . . Compton Mackenzie, b. 1863, British novelist. . . . Nils Asther,, b. 1904, photoplay actor. . . . Frank Hague, b. 1876, mayor and political boss of Jersey City, N. J. . . . Morris Gest, b. 1881, showy showman. ...". Alvin Macauley, b. 1872, president of Packard Motor car. . . . Benjamin Franklin was b. 170S in Boston, the 15th child in a family of 17. He educated himself, and became the most universal genius this country has ever produced. .Tan. 17, 1700--O'Iberville planted a Franch flag at what is now Blloxi, Miss., and "took possession" of all the territory drained by the Mississippi and its tributaries. ONE MINUTE PULIIT~Bcttcr is an handful with quietness, Dian both the hands'full with travail and vexation of spirit.--Ecclesiastes 4:6. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY «.«£·· Thirty Years Age-Rutherford Pierce returned today to his home at Rockford following a visit in the city. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Streeter have returned from a · few weeks visit with friends and relatives in New .York state. ' Clarence Roswell of DeLacs, N. Dak., is in the city for a visit with-relatives. Robert Eager has returned to Los Angeles, Cal., where he will spend the winter. Mrs. James E. Moore left today for a visit vith her daughter at Spring Green, Wis. The Lake Mills girls' basketball team defeated he local high school girls' cage team at Lake Mills 19 to 13 last night. Florence O'Leary of the local ':eam suffered a sprained ankle during the game. Twenty Years Agro-Officers elected last night at the annual meeting of the Park Hospital Building company were Dr. C. F. Starr, president; Mrs. C. M. Swale, vice president; Dr. E. A. Graham, secretary, and" Dr. M. J. ritzpatrick, treasurer. Lyman Robb left last night for Waterloo where le will make his future home. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Stephenson left last night for Los Angeles, Cal., where they will spend the remainder of the winter. W. F. Ford and W. S. Shutts lett today for .umbermen's convention at Minneapolis. Hugh Shepard has returned from Chicago where he attended a meeting of the executive committee of the American Association of Tile Men. C. L. Kersey left today for a business trip at New York City. Ten Years Ago-T. W. JFeathersan of Clarion transacted business in the city yesterday. Arthur M. Nolan oE Chicago was visiting in the city today. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Wallace spent the weekend in Des Moines. William Morse left yesterday for a brief visit at Parker, S. Dale Mrs. H. W. Bristol is spending the week in Chicago. Louis Wolf is spending the week in Chicago and Grand Rapids at furniture markets purchasing merchandise for Mier Wolf and company. Garfield Breese, city attorney, was chosen president of the board of directors of the Chambet of Commerce for the coming year at a meeting held last night. ALL OF US By MARSHALL IMASLI.N ADVICE FROM TOM ALWAYS asking for advice. He comes ·^ in, opens up his heart, lays all his problems ant difficulties before you, and asks if you will please out of the kindness of your heart and your wide experience and judgment please tell him what you would do if you were in his place. His confidence is flattering. . . . You forget tha you have sworn never, never to give advice again . . . You listen attentively, you put your chin in your hand, you think long and solemnly -and then you give him your thoroughly considered opinion Tom thanks you enthusiastically, as joyously as a puppy rollicking around when you go to the icebox. . . . You've been a great help to him. You've cleared up the situation beautifully. .-;". You don' know how much your judgment means to him He doesn't know what he would have done without you. He surely does appreciate the time am attention you've Riven to him arid his affairs. Anc he'll never forget it. Thank you again, and so long. . . . He'll tell you how it. comes out. . You swell a little and feel you-have done a good deed. Next day you meet another friend of yours. . . He mentions that Tom was in to see him "yesterday." Old Tom had a difficult problem on his hands and wanted some advice. He heard the whole story, and perhaps the advice wasn't worth much but he thought he'd helped him a little. Nice fellow, Tom, but sort of helpless, don't you think? But always very grateful for anything you did for him. You don't tell your friend that Tom was in to see you, too. What's the use? But you do feel sor of let down--you thought you were a special adviser and you find you were just one o£ the gang Tom took your time and your friend!s time am perhaps the time of half a dozen other fellows-and at the end of the day probably flipped a coin to decide what to do. You don't feel very cheerful about Tom. . In fact, you think he gives you a pain in the neck . , . Just wait till he asks you for advice again Just,wait! ' ' . · ' . ' ' · · · · · - · · - OBSERVING i^ira Another Proposal to Tevcnt Kidnapinns MQIV find that a number o£ my JSSg Iriends take kindly to the **S7^ proposal of a federal law lesigned to prevent the payment of ransom to kidnapers. One of hem comes through with the sug- _estion that the federal government step in and assume full charge of the business and property affairs of all kidnaping vic- ims. This would mean the impounding of all wealth and an ef- ective bar on the payment of any money to the kidnaper. If it could be impressed on the underworld hat child-snatching couldnlt pos- iibly be productive of a ransom, his one most common incentive 'oi- the despicable crime would be eliminated. I'd like to sec it tried out. · Senator Ashurst of Arizona iponsored a bill two years ago o outlaw the paying o£ ransom. lis bill made it a crime punishable by two years' imprisonment and $5,000 fine. He is about to renew it claiming that in Canada and other countries where such a aw is in force, kidnaping is almost unknown. I have my doubts whether a ury would ever consent' to the further punishment of a family nctimized by a kidnaper. There might be a constitutional bar to he impounding procedure here suggested but I'm convinced it would be more adapted to the American situation. --o-Your Chance to Lend a ., Hand to Your Postman gjgy haye here a grand nob- Sgpi ination for a "good deed ^^ for the day" and it .can be practiced by one person in just about every family in 'Mason 'ity. It's in the form of a note, as follows: Dear Mr. Eye: In watching a mailman plow- ng his way through the snow across the parkings, between the curbs and the main sidewalk after hat last snow, I am just wonder- 'ng if all of us couldn't do our ;ood deed for the day, by shoVel- ng a narrow path through these Janks after the snow plow has icon along. From 'One Who Has to Jump a Few of Them. It can be added in postscript hat in helping the letter carriers n this way, we also help a lot of other pedestrians, along with vinning an extra star or two for our own heavenly crown. --o-Should Mother, Goose Tales Be Streamlined? |Bif»S view with real alarm the '«®*i mauling which .the old ^^ nursery rhymes are taking Tom experts these"days.'An eastern educator comes through with he admonition that children be irohibited from reading Lewis Carroll's immortal "Alice in Wonderland" on the ground it is not fit reading tor them. Comes now Dr. Allan Abbott o£ Columbia university who thinks Lhe ."Mother Goose" talcs ought lo be streamlined because old Mother Goose notions have no bearing on the problems of an industrialized world. "Boys," he said, "sulk in corners and ruin their digestions on plum pie and girls are flattered by comparing them with sugar and spice and cry when boys tease them." As a sample o£ what he has in mind, Dr. Abbott suggested something like this: "Little Nancy Neppins In her silk step-ins And her half hose; The longer she stands, The colder she grows." And another one--not much better: "Little Nannie Etticoat . In a white petticoat, . , And a red nose; The longer she stands, The shorter she grows." If these be samples of something to replace the "Mother Goose" rhymes it seems reasonable to suppose that the laurels of old ' Mother Goose are not in serious jeopardy. If We Could Find All of These in One Churchman! ·ogia.. was interested in the ideal fjsSSg churchman depicted by "^^ the Rev. Edgar De Witt of Detroit. He would: Get his religion like a Methodist, Experience it like a Baptist, Be sure of it like a Disciple, Stick to it like a Lutheran, Pay for it like a Presbyterian, Conciliate it like an Consrcffaiion- alist. Glorify it like a Jew, Be proud of it like an Episcopalian, Practice it like a Christian Scientist, Propapate it like a Roman Catholic, Work for it like a Salvation Army lassie. Enjoy it like a colored man. Will we ever see ail these attributes in one person? 1 don't think it's likely. But what a churchman he would be. Wherein One Doctor Gives Us an Ignoring: (jggfc^ "was 'interested,"' observes 'jgjj^ R. J., "in your recent announcement that the American Red Cross first aid experts are advising against the use of ice and snow in the treatment of frost- bile. "But more interested in the news item which appeared in your papei- a day or two later from a ' - . , . nearby town. It told of a local v doctor working with a girl 'for. · .. over an hour, treating, tier...hariifs-../Ai for' the 'frostbite' with ''snow ''ahaSi * water.'' · - . -'···· V\ "It would appear that this doctor doesn't read your department--or reading it, pays no attention to your counsel." Either theory, R. J., is plausible. You may take your pick. And this doctor wouldn't be alone in his disregard, I might add. Answers to Questions i»S- t R E D E H I C J. 11ASK1N PLEASE NOTE--A reader can eel tlic aiisu-cr to any question or fact by \vritlnc the Mason City Globe-Gazette's Information Dureau, Freilcrlc J. llai- Icin. Director. Washington. D. C. Please send tltree (3) cents postage (or reply. Later Scranton became interested in transportation and was president · of the Lackawanna arid Western and 'of the Gayuga and Susquehanna railroads. He served in congress in 1859-61. His death occurred on March 24, 1861. Is Granvillc still racing?:J. \\, The horse has been retired. His owner, William Woodward, leased him to Kenneth N. Gilpin for five years. Will ice covered with snow freeze deeper than ice from which the wind has blown the snow? W. HI. The snow acts as a blanket and the ice beneath docs not increase in depth as rapidly as exposed ice if the temperature drops. At whal a.ge is the Lonsr Island duckling marketed? H. G. When about 10 weeks old. Long Island farms furnish about 80 per cent oE the commercial crop. What is the average bet of poor pie attending the races? E. R. Jack Doyle, New York betting commissioner, estimates two- third o£ the people playing the horses bet only 52 at a time. How is the Irish name, Sean, pronounced? J. E, H. i Sean, the same as-theNEnglish name John, is pronounced as though spelled shawn.' Are there many IcFthatided dentists? B. T. Not move than one dentist in 500 is lefthandcd, it is said, although many or them are ambidextrous. Are processions a development of modern times? II, E. They are of very great antiquity. Religious processions were common ions. to many of the early relig- Ts the last mcmiier of the Last man's club still living? C..K. The Last Man's club was a dinner club composed entirely of Civil war veterans. It originated in St. Paui, Minn. Each year the members of the club atended an annual dinner. Each year the places were set for all of the original members, even those who had passed on. About a year ago, the last man died. What is semolina? J. W. Hard grains of wheat left in the bolting cloth when the fine flouv has passed through its meshes are called semolina. It is also sometimes manufactured by millers. C e r t a i n hard, large-grained wheats growing in southern Europe produce the best semolina, which is used for thickening soups, for macaroni. Cor a French bread, as an addition to Italian polenta, and is employed in puddings. Will New York City have an exhibit of its own in its 193D World's fair? B. L. , It expects to have a very impressive exhibit. A building for it is being planned-which will be a permanent recreation center in Flusing Meadow park. .Should a patty shell be eaten? G. H. If it is made of food material, it Is supposed to be eaten. . Tell of the man for whom Scranton, Pa., is named. AV. P. George Whitefield Scranton was born at Madison, Conn., May 11, 1811. With his brother, Joseph H. Scranton, he engaged in the manufacture of Iron and Orchard, N. J., in 1839. In 1840 they established smellers at Slocum, now named in .their..honor, Scranton, Pa., using anthracite coal in their furnaces. THE NEW TESTAMENT The Globe-Gazette offers a New Testament, with a mass of supplementary material such as harmony of the gospels, great periods of Bible history, and a specially prepared section giving the names of trees, waters, mountains, musical instruments, and birds that are named in the Bible. The lowly Man of Galilee made many pertinent observations about freedom, justice, taxes, wages, laborers, capitalists, classes arid masses--precepts that are as pat today as they were two thousand years ago. A copy of the New Testament with the sayings of the Saviour printed in red will help you to locate quickly the subject you desire. This unusual volume contains 254 pages printed on thin Bible paper and is bound in a flexible black cover. Use coupon. The Maspn City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director,' Washington, D. C. I enclose 20 cents in coin {carefully wrapped) for the New Testament. Name Street Stale (Mail to Washington, D. C.)' ,v-

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