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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 25 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEB Issued Jivery Week L*ay by the MASON C1TV GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-12J East SUtc Street Tc)cplionc Kp. 380' LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor - - City Editor Advertising Manager KEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitle! V the use lor publication or all.news dispatches credited to It 01 \ot otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, »llfl DC: Uoines news and business offices at 405 Shops Bulldine. SUBSCRIPTION KATES M.iKon City and CItar Lake, by the year , S7.00 Mason City and Clear L: by 'he week $ OUTSIDE MASON CITS' AM) L'LCAK LAKE Fer year by carrier S7.IW By mail 6 reonths ?: Per M e e k by earner J .IS By mall 3 months fl.2j Per year by mall SI.OO By mail 1 montb -- * -M OUTSIDE JOO MILE ZO.NE p cr j-ear 56.00 Sis months W.25 Three months.. .51.75 ROPER'S FRANKNESS T HE APPEAL of Daniel C. Roper, secretary of commerce, from the day he accepted membership in Hit cabinet of the present administration, has been his forthrightness. While those about him have appiied dignified and academic nomenclature to the commonest of digging implements, it's been a spade to him. So it is with civil service. The president has repeatedly lauded it in principle and in fact--while the percentage of federal employes on this basis has slumped from SO.S per cent bequeathed from the previous administration to the 57 per cent of now. But Mr. Roper's approach is far more realistic. He not only recognizes this decline of civil service to the 1904 level but he justifies it, Here we quote from his recent radio address under the sponsorship of the National League of Women Voters: "We must, » * * approach the compelling question of efficiency in public service from a much broader viewpoint than that of the civil service system alone * * * "Whenever a new administration comes into pow. er, if the employe occupying a-policy-making positior does not give full co-operation .and support, he is nol only disloyal to the administration but to the taxpayer and the voter responsible for the change. * s * There are some today who believe that one of the major causes for the lack of the most efficient governmen lies in our party system wherein the- victorious party has placed the men who support and believe in its principles in the policy-making positions. "When the people of the nation vote their approva: of the policies of one or the other of the parties, they are in effect stating that these policies shall be carried out and put into action by men who are in harmony with them. Any other interpretation of this question would be an utter refutation in the mandate of the people. "Thus, there is a category of public officials who should properly change with the change in administration to best serve the interests and changing convictions of the people. * * * "As long as the people maintain an active and vigilant interest in their government and in the formation of public policies it will not be possible for anv party control to be centralized in the hands of the few. In the final analysis the will and opinion of the people is put into effect by those rhey elect to public office in competitive party elections. * * * "Efficiency in public service should be coupled with a loyalty to an objective. The objective should be the most efficient carrying out of .the will of the people as. expressed at the polls." This may be, as many will charge, just a feather tossed into the air by the administration to determine which way the wind is blowing on this particular question. Our choice, however, would be to believe that it springs from the essential honesty which resides in Mr. Roper. We disagree with him wholly in favor of the viewpoint of Theodore Roosevelt (the original) who once said: " 'No question of internal .administration is so important . . . as ... civil service reform, because the spoils system . . . has been for seventy years the most potent of all the forces tending to bring about the degradation of our politics.' That is not often quoted out loud." In a day, however, when xveasel words are in ,'oguc --when political language is more often intended to conceal than to reveal--we admit a genuine admiration for such candor as came from the mouth of this one man who is as much a part of the new deal as if he understood it. TOWARD "BETTER MOVIES" /ORGANIZATIONS and individuals interested in ^ higher standards of art for stage and movie screen have a responsibility, it would seem to us, to prove to Hollywood that there is in truth a market for the better things. While producers of movies might have, and we believe do have, a preference for the classics, we quite understand their reluctance to promote them at a.-financial sacrifice. A glance back over the past year or two reveals some admirable excursions into the field of literature for screen vehicles. "David Copperfield." "The Barretts of Wimpole Street," "Captain Blood," "Little Women," "Great Expectations," "Tale of Two Cities," "Twelfth Night," "The Green Pastures" and "Anthony Adverse" come to'our mind in this connection. Another production should be mentioned here because it possesses a Mason City and a North Iowa interest at this time. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is to be seen at the Cecil theater on the afternoon and evening of Thursday, March 5. To capture the spirit of Shakespeare in the staging, as well as in the producing, the snowing is to be confined to a single performance, afternoon and evening. It does not lend itself to interruptions such as are common to continuous shows. Perhaps the choicest recommendation of the Max Reinhardt production is the fact that simultaneously in New York and in London, the play was presented under the sponsorship of the English Speaking Union. Were it not a faithful portrayal of the Shakespearean play, this recognition would not have been forthcoming. Press accounts of premiers in the metropolitan centers are lavish too in their praise of the impressive Nijinska ballets which are an important part of the 2 hour production. In theory all of us are for "better movies." Here, however, will be an opportunity to translate theory into fruitful tangibility. In a very real sense the true theatrical standards of America are placed on the scales in this and the other challenges which have come out of Hollywood. T.OOK OUT ^BELOW l Philadelphia is reported to be preparing some special sight-seeing trips for those who wish to take walks in connection with the national democratic convention. Compared with Harry Hopkins the oldtime spenders look like a couple of Scotchmen with their pockets sewed up. The booing of American teams at the Olympics is another evidence of Europe's love for Uncle Sam, and its gratitude for dollars borrowed. Bruno Hauptmann is not listed among those clinging to the time-honored belief, the third time's the charm. In a recent Spanish uprising 10 persons were killed --almost as many as Iowa kills every Sunday during the motoring season. Instructors who are too 'radical for our public schools are usually just right for our colleges and universities. George and Abe picked out a bad month for their births if they expected any very extensive celebrating. ^The lowan who says he can remember a worse winter than this confesses to an age of 117 years. Another thing the country needs is a longer open season on radio yodelers. The man rather than the log cabin in which he was born is really the important thing to consider. The PROS and CONS A TAX REDUCTION TEST Iowa Falls Citizen: Just in case any of you have forgotten about it, the state income tax is due April 1. Be sure to add it to your sales tax and then subtract it from the decrease and refund in your statf- property taxes and you will see how much the new Herring taxes have saved you. Of course, if you find the sum of the income and sales tax is more than the decrease or refund' (or both) on your state taxes (which is probably what you will find) that means the governor's program has cost you more instead of less than before. In other words, the three-point tax plan, instead of saving you money is actually costing you more and is, after all shouting to the contrary, just another tax. IOWA PATROiTpROVES~ITSELF Estherville News: Iowa's highway patrol is taking advantage of the snow blockade to brush up, take inventory of itself, and prepare for the new season. The patrol accomplished all that could be expected of it the first year, proving two things. First, that the next legislature should make a larger appropriation for more men and better pay, and second that it provides the means of coping with the many problems resulting from increased travel on the highways and all the attendant perils. The patrol has proved its usefulness and its possibilities. What we need is more of it. TALLE FOR CONGRESSMAN? .Charles City Press: The republicans of Decorah are said to be grooming Prof. Talle of their local college as an available candidate for fourth district congressman, who, besides his mental qualifications or the position, is an active citizen with a good per- onality and is a good platform speaker. At present ive believe the minds of the republicans are open to conviction and are ready to fall in line for the best man. . THE IDEA IS SIMPLE ENOUGH Whittemore Champion: The secret of making mon- y in the farming business lies in having lots of hogs o sell when hogs are high and no hogs when hogs re low, in having lots of horses and mules to sell vhen horses and mules are low, in having lots of corn nd wheat to sell when these crops are high and none o sell when they are lew. The problem itself is simple. The difficulty is working it out. LINING UP FOR RACE Cherokee Times: "Win with Wilson," shouts Des \Ioines Plain Talk as it boosts enthusiastically for he selection of its townsman, Senator George A. Wilson, for republican nominee for governor. But from a lot of places out over the state we hear workers roosting just as enthusiastically for, James Grimes oj Osceola. It looks as though the primary contest might be a real boss race, NEIGHBORLY TcT^APPRECIAT.ED Lucerne News: The state road gang from Clarion s entitled to a bit of thanks for its efforts in ihoveling from No. 60 out to the Roy Franks home so that Mr. Franks could be taken to the hospital. The Kossuth county plow went to 60, but the state unch went the rest of the way, and it was mostly by man power. Some of Mr. Frank's neighbors helped on this too. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott I 1$ ESflMAlED -fHAf ·fflIRD KNIVES AN FORKS 130 SPECIES OF FERN-; (JROW IK'THE HAWAII AM ISLANDS - vARViMq IH FROM MAMY FEET, USED -fo FASHION iSEIR KM, OR PA.MOU5 'ffil'J SOVIET p i cfti RES 'f'HE PcrfEM K I N , B A.m.ESH IP - It? IM 1905 REBEU-EI CZAR'S FLEET FfErl A DOLLAR-TO BREAK IK A 'lEM-CENf" CORNCOB. PIPE" 2.- 25 Copyright. 1956, br Central Press Association, Inc. ,RH DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLEN'DE.NING, M. D. TALLE CANDIDACY BOOSTED Cresco Times: We believe Mr. Talle is admirably equipped to make an effective campaign and if elect- id would be a valuable man in congress for this dis- rict. He is a careful student of public affairs and a recognized authority on economic questions. HAS IT COME TO THIS? Lake Mills Graphic: Under our present system of screwy economics, he who does the least serves he best. Examine behind an editorial policy which continually is unfriendly to the American Legion and you'll almost invariably find an editorial writer who should have been but wasn't in service. Several recent events have indicated t h a t Governor Morriam has readied the age of soft-headednc.'is as well as soft-heartedness. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG THAT LATIN WORD IS "FINIS" ROCKWELL-- Until I received yesterday's paper I thought the poetic discussion was ended. But friend Holroyd comes forth as a moral crusader. As my final contribution I inclose a rebuttal of what he and Mr. Ruigh have said. Perhaps if you would put at the bottom that Latin word that means final it will save further space. MEETING FACTS "ay the facts were really met In nineteen thirty-two. Following tile previous summer Devoid of rain or snarklinp dew. The fuels arc very simple It you'll con them over nov. Farmers lired or fredint: pin And mutely following the |»!mv. Tivelie year, of valiant ctforl UMIe tljove w lth po«e- I" relieve Made scarcely a eonecssion. l*nher*:jl lovp of our i n s t i t u t i o n s And llicir evident sorry pllKht. Broiicht a chaosed political iiieture 'ot developed just over nlKht. It came, frnm Krief and anguHh 1" every walk of life. From concentration of wealth Aco.uired l)y the rule of strife. AVe luid reached the limit of wisdom The proper tltlnc to do. Jiavo attempt the sencral welfare And try to carry It through. Ao (lenjinj: Improved condition* A relief from fear and donht. Then why this jealous wrangling Over that which brought it about. Our court and constitution Are Kiilcguards for one. mid all. Kilt their use as n play nn worrit Is sin, ply In m u f f (lie hall. Yours respectfully. R. A. HOLMAN FATTENING FOODS OUTLINED QTRICTLx SPEAKING, we should not encourage «J people to talk about fattening and non-fattening foods, but of the number of calories they are going to eat. And food is fattening so long as you take enough of it, but it is nevertheless true that certain concentrated foods and especially foods high in fat content, or sweets, are more likely to lead to overweight than such things as green vegetables, fruits and lean meats. An able physician of my acquaintance gives his patients a little list of foods and tells them that if they avoid these, they are very likely to lose weight, no matter what else they eat. The list is as follows: (1) butter; (2) cream, (3) fried foods (4) fat meat, (5) nuts, (6) oils, (7) pastries, and (8) ice cream. In L. Jean Rogert's interesting book, "Diet and Personality," the Dr. Clendeninsr following lists are given of non-fattening fruits, non-fattening vegetables lean meats and simple desserts: Non-Fattening Fruits--Apples, apricots, banana, berries, canteloupe, grapefruit, grapes, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapple and prunes. Non-Fattening Vegetables--Artichokes, asparagus, beets, beet greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cucumbers, dandelion greens, eggplant, kale, kohl-rabi, lettuce, endive, escarole, chicory, romaine, watercress, onions, parsnips, radishes, squash, spinach, string 'beans, tomatoes and turnips. Lean Meats--Meat: Beef, chicken, lamb, mutton, turkey and veal, Fish: Cod, haddock, halibut, smelts, trout and whitefish. Simple Desserts--Gelatine, plain fruit whip made with fresh fruit, water ices, blanc mange, ice cream, sherbet, plain uniced cake and cookies. One dodge that may help the reducer from becoming too hungry is to remember that clear broth has no caloric value, nor has black coffee, nor tea. In the middle of the morning, in the middle of the afternoon, or before going to bed at night, a cup of beef tea may quiet the growls of the stomach. DIET FOR TUESDAY Breakfast--Juice of one orange; cup of tea or coffee without cream or sugar. Lunch--Three tablespoons of cottage cheese; half a grapefruit; cup of tea or coffee without cream or sugar* Supper--Half a cup of tomato juice; average portion of steak; boiled onions or squash; cup of tea or coffee without cream or sugar. What is your weight today? QUESTION FROM READERS Mrs. C. B.: "I would like to know the cause and cure for so-called 'burning feet.' This condition almost entirely takes place when the writer is in bed and causes much sleeplessness." Answer: There are many conditions which correspond to this description. All of them, however, come under the general heading of circulatory disturbance of the small blood vessels of the feet. This may be due to chilling and possibly could be remedied by elevation of the feet before going to bed, bathing alternately in hot and cold water before retiring, and the use of woolen socks (not in bed--in the day time). PLEASE NOTE--Dr. deadening cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When quesUons are of general interest however, they will he taKen up, In order, in the dally column Address your inquiries to Dr. Logan Clendening. care of Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. ONCE OVERS By .1. .1. MUXBV BATTLING NERVOUSNESS T HE nervous person becomes still more nervous in the presence of those who frequently allude to the subject. It is unkind to tell anyone that he would get along better if he would control his nervousness. It is not the right system to employ with a nervous person. Do not give a hint that you think they are nervous. If anything, express confidence that they havs the ability to carry on successfully. Try to minimize obstacles. Don't enlarge on serious consequences of certain procedures. Be explicit in your directions or instructions but calm in your suggestions when it comes time for immediate action. Ground is always lost when a nervous person is censured for something which was poorly done due to a nervous tension. The instructor and adviser of a nervous person must be patient and not show irritation. The one whose nerves are on edge is anxious to do things right. That very anxiety may be the cause of failure. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--A prudent man con- cealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaim- cth foolishness.--Proverbs 12:23. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-L. B. Carhart of Sheffield was in the city on business yesterday. Two charges of dynamite were exploded last night in the mass of ice gorged just below the south Main street bridge in Willow creek. The rising flow of water has threatened neighboring buildings. The blasts failed to dislodge the ice but the water subsided during the night and all danger is passed. Professor Barsalou, dean of Memorial university, has been unable to attend to his duties because of illness and President Tucker has been teaching his classes, C. E. Johnson of Sheffield was in the city on business today. Sidney Dent went to Swaledale yesterday for a short visit. Henry Ayers of Plankington, S. Dak'., is in the city on business today. ',. . Miss Emma Brenlison left today for Belmond where she will visit friends. Twenty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Janes of Wausau, Wis., have arrived in the city and will make their future residence here. Mr. Janes is the new Milwaukee trainmaster. Fred Tiffany, former Mason Cityan now living at Couer d'Alene, Idaho, recently won the Dupont medal by breaking 100 consecutive birds in a shoot held there. William and Bruce Livil of Lake Geneva, Wis., arrived in the city today and plan to make their future residence here. William Livil is the new golf n- structor at the Mason City Country club. Mrs. Helen Giffen of Marion is in the city for a few weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs. Bert Brett. Mrs. Vernon Castle and Frank Tinney appeared at the Cecil theater last night with others of the New York cast in the presentation of the production, "Watch Your Step." Music and lyrics for the musical were written by Irving Berlin. PARIS--Press and public alike are today mystified by the continuous pause in the German attacks around Verdun. Ten Years Ago--Miss Ella Voiding of Crystal Lake is in the city visiting relatives. Don E. Nielman, secretary of the Iowa Credit Men's association, was the speaker at a meeting of the wholesalers and jobbers of Mason City held last night at the Eadmar hotel. Mrs. D. H. FitzpatricJk spoke at the mcetin" of the literature division of the Civic league of Hampton yesterday. The junior college debate team lost to Fort Dod"e yesterday at Fort Dodge. The Rev. Haney, pastor of the Congregational church at Eagle Grove, was judge. The Elks Minstrels of 1926 was given before an audience of approximately 1,000 persons at the Cecil theater last night. George Billings, Impersonator of Abraham Lincoln y appearing in a one act play at the Pala'ce theater for a.few days in a personal appearance here. TOMORROW FEB. 36 By CLARK K1NKAIBD jVotable Births--Arthur Stringer, b. 1874, American novelist Dr. John Henry Kellogg, b. 1852, notable Battle Creek, Mich, surgeon-inventor. Coningsby Dawson, b. 1883, Canadian novelist... E. T. Stotesbury, b. 1849, capitalist (J. P. Morgan partner), whose hobby is trap-drumming Victor Marie Hifo b. 1802 in Besancon France, an all but" stillborn child who survived to adulthood only because of the indefatigable devotion to his mother, began producing at 20 the poetry, drama, philosophy and fiction that were to make him an immortal. He was 60 when he wrote the classic Les Miserables. Feb. 26, 1845--WilliarrTFrederick Cody, the most famous westerner, was born in Iowa--Scott county. He became known around the world as Buffalo Bill, though he never killed a buffalo. He did slaughter an average of 240'bison a month for 18 months, under a contract with the Kansas Pacific R. R.. to feed construction laborers. After he had been a quart-a-day man for years, his doctor begged him to limit himself to one drink a day. Cody promised he would, and kept his promise by having the bartender serve the drink in a large water glass, j · · Feb. 26, 1S57--Charles Monroe Sheldon was born in Wellsville, N. Y., 40 years before he published the best selling book, excepting only the Bible, published in the United States in half a. century--In His Steps, the story of a modern day clergyman xvho attempted to lead his life as he believed Jesus would have. All he ever realized from its 25,000,000 copies was the few hundred dollar? paid him by the Advance, a church paper in which it first appealed serially when he was a Congregational minister in Topeka, Kans. aiMiBffliyBiyMyaBaBfli^^ OBSERVING EpsfyaswsffitWa^^^ AUTHOH OF FLEDGE TO FLAG DIED UNHONOKKD dqrn^ suspect that others, like my- ·JsSiiseir, have heard and repeat- Tr ed this best known pledge to the American flag without even inquiring where it originated: "I pledge allegiance to the 'flag, And to the republic for which it stands; One nation indivisible; With liberty and justice for all." I am indebted to Major A. M. Nelson of the Fairmont, Minn., Sentinel for the information that it was written by a Kansas school boy, Frank Bellamy, 1896. In his version, written on the school blackboard at Cherryville, the second line read: "And for the United States of America for which it stands." According to the major, the school boy's slogan was preserved by a teacher, who was impressed. Two years later came the war with Hpain, with a revival of patriotic sentiment. It was then that the Women's Relief corps set about to select the best possible expression of Americanism. Bellamy's composition was selected among the thousands submitted. It has become almost as imperishable as the national anthem. Major Nelson presents the further information that Frank Bellamy is buried in an unmarked grave in his native Kansas town. He served in the war with Spain, contracted tuberculosis of the bones in the Philippines, suffered until 1915 and died. His patriotic slogan had rebirth in World war clays. But by that time the author had been forgotten. A movement is now under way among patriotic organizations to obtain recognition for Bellamy; elevating him to the level of such other heroes of sentiment as Francis Scott Key, John Paul Jones and old John Brown. -- o-31,500 DEATHS CAUSED BY HOME ACCIDENTS think the most surprising thing about the National afety council's recent roundup of nation's accident toll in 1935 was the revelation that accidental deaths in American homes totaled 31,500. This was less than 5,000 under the motor vehicle death total. The table was as follows; Motor Vehicle ............ 36,400 Other Public .............. 17,500 Home .................... 31,500 Occupational ............. 16.500 Home fatalities in 1935 registered a. reduction of nearly 9 per cent from 1934. The decrease came large- from the fact that in 1935 the summer temperature was more nearly normal, and consequently deaths from excessive beat (the majority of which are classed as home accidents) were relatively few-" . Answers to Questions By FREDERIC J. IIASKIJJ .PLEASE NOTE--A reader can i;et rhe answer to any question of fact by writ- liii Musnn t'.ity tilDbe-GaxeUe Information Bureau, Frederic .1. Haskin, Director. Washington, D. C. Please inclose three (3) cents for reply. How many U. S. presidents graduated from'West Point? L. S. President Grant only. Were any workmen killed in con- itruclion of the Hucy i.R«g bridge'.' M. S. Ten persons were killed. What service has (he commander of the Queen Mary hart? H. I,. Commodore Sir Edgar Britten's sea service began 40 years ago. In 1901 he went with the Cunard line as junior officer of the Ivernia. In 1914, he was skipper of the Phry- gia, his next ship being the Cam- oania. He has been staff-captain of the AquHania and skipper of nine other Cunarders. Knighted two years ago, he is married and has one daughter. In what subjects is visual instruction given in the public schools? C. K. Most visual instruction in schools today is in geography, history, health, travel and safety education, although superintendents and prin- lipals report using visual aids for teaching of economics. English, juidance, industry, literature, biology, music agriculture, reading, crafts and drama. Newsreels, feature pictures, foreign language films and religious education visual aids are also becoming more widely adopted. List training camps of the National and American leagues. H. M. National: Giants, Pensacola, Fla.; Reds, San Juan and Tampa, Fla.; Pirates, San Antonio, Texas; Cubs, Catalina Island, Cal.; Phillies, Winter Haven, Fla.; Dodgers, Clearwater, Fla.; Cardinals, Braclenton, Fla.; and Bees, St. Petersburg, Fla. American: Red Sox. Sarasota, Fla.; White Sox, Pasadena, Cal.; Indians, New Orleans, La.: Yankees, St. Petersburg. Fla.; Tigers, Lakeland Fla.: Browns. West Palm Beach, Fla.; Athletics, Fort Myers, Fla., and Senators, Orlando, Fla. Has the artificial lake formed by construction of Boulder Dam been named? E. G · Lake Mead, honoring the laic Dr. Elwood Mead. Dr. Mead was born Jan. 16. 1858 and died Jan. 26. 1936. He was commissioner of the bureau of reclamation, 1924-1936, and it was under his supervision that the dam that impounds the lake was built. Was Elihu Eoot an attorney for the notorious Boss Tweed, and was lie charged with contempt of court in connection \vith the Tweed case? L. K. Mr. Root was one of several attorneys for the defense when Tweed was prosecuted. He and five of his associates were cited for contempt after Tweed's second trial for having j presented a petition offending the j trial judge Judge Noah Da.vis. Fines! were imposed on three of the attorneys, but Root and two of his colleagues were not held in contempt. Who first studied digestion ? R. H. It was first regarded as a purely mechanical process. The German Professor Sylvius (1614-72) looked upon it as a chemical fermentation and recognized importance of the saliva and pancreatic juice. The Italian scientist Spallanzani (1729-99J discovered the digestive power of saliva and reaffirmed the solvent property of the gastric juice showing that it will act outside the body and that it can not only prevent putrefaction but will inhibit it when once begun. Spallanzani failed, however, to recognize the acid character of tie gastric juice, a point' which was brought out by the American physiologist Young in 1803. How many living and traveling in motor car trailers? K. N. Estimated 300,000 A m e r i c a n s living in this fashion. Most of these auto campers have retired from active pursuits and are following their inclination and the weather from place to place, seeing America while living at home." How many (imps has Mussolini hern arrested? .J. W. Italy and Switzerland, Jl times. What is thp, costliest metal ? E, M. Proctactinium, .$1,000,000 an ounce. ABOUT MONEY Do you know that the first recorded instance of devaluation was in the Roman Empire? Did Florence use gold coins before Columbus sailed ? How were America's Greenbacks redeemed in the 1870's? These are but a few of the many questions answered authoritatively in our new home service booklet, "Money and Its Uses." A factual survey of money since the earliest civilizations, up to the most recent steps in America's present currency program. Outlines all major eras of disastrous inflation in history. Traces the relationship between currency and banking. Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost of 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 "Money." Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.) AKK GLASS CLOTHES "AKOUNU THE COBNEK?" see by papers that a speaker addressing the recent con- m retail clothiers foresees the use of glass for clothing within the next few years. He hastened to let his hearers know--as I do my readers--that the glass will not be of the transparent variety. Except possibly for the Sally Rands. What glass clothes will do to the wool, cotton, silk, and rayon industries, if they ever come into genera! use, can only be conjectured. And if glass is substituted for lumber, brick, steel, or stucco in the erection of buildings, it will create further economic disturbance. , For the present, it seems well enough that we should stick to the textiles and fabrics to which we have been accustomed for the purpose of attiring our persons, and equally desirable that building construction shall not be revolutionized by discarding the materials commonly used for that purpose. Glass is all very well for windows and doors, skylights, display fronts in shops, motor vehicles, spectacles, telescope, electric signs, bottles and' drinking glasses, and the like, but we'll have to be educated to it before we can reconcile ourselves to the idea of wearing- glass duds. WHAT SHALL BE TEST OF ART AND MUSIC? .faa^ am gratified to see two abla Pjpglowa editors take a lusty CS?" swing at the growing tendency to glorify the freakish in art and music: "Grant Wood, the Iowa City art- ' ist who paints such fearful and wonderful pictures of Iowa farm scenes and farm people, says that when he met a group of French artists who believed a painter should wait for 'inspiration' he first realized that 'all the really good ideas I'd ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.' From the farm pictures Wood paints one might think his inspiration came from drinking decayed buttermilk."--W. J. Casey in Knoxville Express. "Oh, don't be so 1896, Mr. Casey. \ Haven't you learned in all these years that any music that sounds good and any paintings that look good are just common trash? It's the music that sounds like tomcats wailing and pictures that look like what's left alter the butchered cow that should start you 'ohing!' and 'ahing!' and 'perfectly granding!' all over the place. Still, those plush circus-horse plumes that Mr. Wood uses for trees in his pictures sort-of go agin the grain with me too."-E. ,K. Pitman in Northwood Anchor. ,--!_,,

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