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FEBRUARY 14 1931 QJ lp 48ta0im Olttn (Slnb?-(£aH*tl* fol fraud - but wh ° *m ^ *-"**'** ww**+4* who entrusted it to him ? MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the i9i 100 2 NtCITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 3800 WILL P. MUSE..... ....Editor W. EARL HALL. Manaeini* Editor LEE P. LOOMIS Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dally, per year ..$7.00 Dally, per week 15 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Dally, per year by carrier $7.00 Daily, per week by carrier 15 Daily, per year by mail 4.00 6 months, $2.25; 3 months, ?1.25; 1 month 50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year. i 6.00 6 months ?3.25 3 months........ 1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter the $400,000 to UWM It is easier and handier for men to flatter than, to praise.--JEAN PAUL KICHTEB CHARACTER ASSAULT IN POLITICS OENATORS CARAWAY AND ROBINSON, who a *·* week ago were blusteringly denouncing the Hoover administration with accusations of heartless brutality and indifference to the sufferings of drought victims, have turned a neat somersault in the senate, defending the "compromise" on the drought relief bill which is in fact very little compromise, and very much a victory for the Hoover administration. · Whereas a week ago the president and Secretary Hyde were monsters of callous cruelty, they are now certified by Senators Caraway and Robinson as "sympathetic and fair" io the drought victims. Peculiar, isn't it? We are not so much interested in the compromise that brot this remarkable change of attitude and words' as we are in the shallows of political acrobatics that the result reveals. As to the compromise, it was visible a long way off, weeks ago. It was obvious that the United States would permit political mountebank- ery to fiddle while citizens suffered just about so long-, and then would force action. It was obvious that the Red Cross, with its millions of plain citizen members, would not, against its will, be turned into a political machine as the tail of the kite of senators anxious to use it. It was obvious that the administration was in a sound position both as to power and as to the justice of its stand: The compromise was inevitable. What was peculiar about the situation was the unmeasured bitterness of the criticism directed at the administration by senators whose subsequent flop sufficiently indicates that they did it all with their tongues in their cheeks. They knew when they said these ugly and needless things that they were grossly exaggerating; no doubt they knew that eventually they would have to eat their words. This week they did so--and a pitiful spectacle it was. The wretched part of such reckless political racketeering in high places is that probably a good deal of the. mud thrown will stick. Messrs. Caraway.and R"ba!naon did their oest to wash off what they, could- reach 1 --but they cannot reach more than a little. They broadcast wild charges over the country which sank in and are doubtless still believed, while their retraction reaches a smaller audience. Compromise and settlement are not sensational news. People don't read it as eagerly as they do flaming denunciations. No matter that the flaming denunciation would be gross libel off the privileged floor of congress--it does its damage anyhow. The senators who deliberately traduced the administration in this long and futile fight look pretty small as they crawl into their holes now that it's over--and the country will recall, with bitter laughter, the promise at the start of the session that in this time of emergency "politics would be forgotten." And'how! One would think that the historic course of such schemes, which has never failed to pursue the same round to the same finish, would be enough to warn the investor approached to give his money to someone with a mysterious scheme that will double his money in a month or two. One would think that every investor could see the obvious fact that if some wizard uncovered any such magic scheme, ha would not be around inviting: strangers to come into it He would not need outside money--he could make enough in a few months to make him rich beyond the dreams of avarice. But sorrow, in spite of all experience, in spite of common sense which must warn that the scheme is a trap, the unwary always fight to get the schemer to take their money. Bankers and newspapers warn that the thing is impossible--and the suckers reply that they are Jealous. District attorneys investigate to uncover the fraud, and the suckers are angry at their protector. It is only m the cold-grey dawn of the awakening, when the hope, of recovery Is irretrievably lost, that they realize that they have been done. Evidently the aphorism, of the professional card shark is right--"there's a new one born every minute. 1 Little is onlv the namo nf a Cann0t be ^M to have any area Unirprt t err ' torv 'a which it was located property United States territory, since this part of the Ant- bor(5erm e ° n the Ross sea had been tries The has a United uniteu from w r h which Anta «tic continent (which r i M P P r O X i m a t 6 l y to that of the and Mexico combined) which has hppn e UDited States is Marie^y^d Land flown over by Admiral Byrd and was also partially explored by his party on foot. C. S G ' Wha * tlmC ° f day d ° hens lay most e ^ s? A. Between 10 and 2, daytime. Q. How many coal mines in U. S. * D C A. Approximately 6,000. ada^iS" uTs? f e ^ VOO1 puj P Production of Can- from'l T 7 h lRnon a r PUU? PTM duction in Canada has risen Tn Tr * fl? ^ S '? 1919 to 3 .68.000 tons in 1928. Sri lL?'t, H PTM ductltm in 1918 was 3,517,000 tons, and this production has risen steadily up to 1928 when it amounted to 4,510,000 tons. an hotel'? "s. P." 1 "* ° Che£ ^J"* 5 '""*' valuable to f« £-. Ba :; ica »y. jie must be an excellent cook. Added e have and the ability to rr » y o create novelties. He 'must add to the science of cooking thru constant experimentation. wuK.m g Spa " s:Ie ' 1 Banner " °ur national anthem 8 ? A. It has never been so recognized. refuse ? to declare on only recognition was nearly 100 years after * to vPrt ' played m the army and navy on occasions of cere- ony. Its standing Is undisputed in other lands and avPrt Ve N AmDHc * iS hon ° red in music . this ail Ts mW.impy^aym^ THE OBSERVING BO-BROADWAY By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE IF A. LINCOLN RETURNED jF LINCOLN could return to the capitol today, what do you suppose his counsel would be after surveying the situation? We make no pretense at guessing what his first observation would be. But we'll venture the guess that before he had listened in very long on senate debate, he would have something to say along this line: QUIT HATING! Every study ever made of Lincoln's life--unless it «3 that of Edgar Lee Masters which is claiming somi notoriety at this particular time--reveals him as a tolerant man. A Mason City student of Lincoln has found letters of recommendation written* for friends seeking public office. One of these was written for a man seeking an office for which he had already commended another. Mr. Lincoln wrote somewhat as follows: "While my personal preference is for Mr. Blank, I must in candor admit that the bearer of this cote has attributes which qualify him for your best consideration. He is both honest and able." Some might call that straddling. In fact, many did accuse Lincoln of wavering in his opinions. Under the light of cold analysis, however, we must conclude that this was an indication of his supreme tolerance. He recognized that most questions were possessed of two sides. He was willing to risk his all on a principle. And did. But he was not given to impugning the sincerity or the honesty of those about him. If Mr. Lincoln could drop in on a discussion of the Wickersham report, the drought relief debate or a navy bill hearing, he would find excellent opportunity for the bjt of friendly counsel that he assuredly would have for modern legislative methods. "ONE EVERY MINUTE" TirrELiL, here it is again. The Benham bubble of Bel" videre has burst, like the Huckins bubble and the Ponzi bubble--like all the bubbles blown and floated by schemers who promise 50 and 100 per cent returns to Investors. There is no such possibility in any legit- itrate business, and every scheme of the sort ever launched has proved a fraud. Benham, high financial wizard of the little Illinois village of Bclvldere, went under this week, sending word to the press that he was bankrupt and would leave his investors short $400,000 of what he received from them. No doubt he will see the inside of a jail MEW YORK, Feb. 14._The following "fashion note ,,. . from a Iocal newspaper seems worth reprinting. VLf down here without comment--or prejudice- There is gojnething very fascinating- about the tiny nose-veils with which many milliners are just now adorning their hats. They are particularly helpful in mitigating that 'scared rabbit' look which only too often accompanies the off-the-forehead hat Also onejs now allowed to show a little hair in front There j s therefore no need to sacrifice one's looks completely on the high altar of fashion. With the new · l-n ^ nose-veils, the jewelled clip-on brooch is still the only possible sort of trimming." PMALL CHANGE--A big airplane deal got jammed ·J on the skids the other day for want of a little ready money. Joe Wolf, office manager of Newark Airport didn t quibble over the price when he received an offer of ?100,000 for the shed and the ships, a. taper-wing Waco, a Fairchild sport binlane and a ChallenKer- motored Curtiss Robin. "Here's our check," said the prospective purchasers, "you can take it out of that." The draft, drawn on the Clinton Trust company of Newark, was for an even 55,000,000. Mr Wolf whistled. He was sorry, but there wasn't that much change about the place. The two aviation enthusiasts, Joe Pallita and Jack Petrie, each 9 years of age, looked skeptically at the massive office saTe. Wolf assured them that not since the safe had been built had it harbored such a sum of money. "All right," said the boys, "we'll be back Saturday when there's no school. We'll have a smaller check " "That'll be great," said Wolf. And the youngste 3 set out dejectedly on the three- mile-walk to their homes. ". . . and I was young!" have before me a group o. innocent looking contribute! items. So and So shippec several carloads of horses to sucl and such a place. Somebody else sold blankety-blank hogs. All very innocent--except one. It refers to somebody who has stubbed his toe on the law. All mentioned in an in cidental way, of course. Ofaviousi the contributor of the items had his, or her, heart set on getting this bit of character defamation into print. AH the other innocent-appearing items were mere camouflage Occasionally a newspaper gets imposed on in this manner. But not often. The identification marks 01 this particular type of "skulduggery" are too easily recognized. ·--o-- · remember a peculiarity of one of the first movies I ever saw. The wheels of the moving wagons in the picture seemed either to be standing stir or moving backwards This week ] saw a movie and was Impressed by a peculiarity. The wheels of the moving wagons in the picture seemed either to be standing still or moving: backwards. There have been enormous and amazing advances in other particulars. But those wheels are still an unsolved problem. Want to invent something, boy? Here's your chance! am obliged to R. W. Kabrlck of Clear Lake for another interesting discussion of "Let 'er go Gallagher." The birthplace of the expression, he holds, was Decatur, 111., and it was in current use'there as early as 1871. It was sometimes changed to "Let 'er go postal card" for purposes of "being cute," he recalls. --o-wonder if it isn't about time the old-fashioned virtues become the fashion again? I think I see--tho perhaps it's just another casi of the wish )elng father to the thot--a tendency in that direction. And it" is about due now. There seems to be certain cycles in the attitude of the world .oward the conventions which govern its behavior, which swing it steadily between the extremes of ibertarianism and rigid suppression--just as we have cycles in the seasons, cycles in the business rhythm, in fashion and in about everything else that affects the raco, or in which it has a hand. One form, the burst of license which has been gradually replacing he strict conventionality of the 10's, and which rose to a crescendo n the years just after the war, ought to be on the wane. One of .he first signs is the trend in women's clothes--and it is plain that they are feeling their way back to a more adequate coverage of the "female form divine." But we won't go into that now. Same thing is observable clothes-shoulders and"so forth. The old peg- topped pants may even be on the way altho I hope not. Then over in the field of human contacts, there's an apparent recession of the flip wisecrack in conversation. This curse reached it course about a year ago. I'll be met %vith argument on this point, but my own impression is that there la less of smartness attached these days. to a violation of the liquor laws than there was a few years ago. Maybe it's further proof that I'm an optimist that I believe also there is less of the gentle art of "knifing in the back" in ordinary social with respect to men's lerby hats, wide padded , less of cynicism JUST FOLKS Copyrichtcil 1031 KDOAB A. GUES1 A FRIEND LEAVES I had him for a friend, but he Left earth and said no word to me; Opened the door with his own hand And stepped into that other land. Now this I think: How failed him I Since he disdained to say goodbye? Where had he found me short, that he Could go without one word lo me? I saw him but a week before. \ The old familiar smile he wore, Nor could I guess that even then He knew we'd never meet again. Had I been questioned yesterday I should have said: "Let fall what may Of grief or trouble burdensome To me for aid my friend will come." I took for granted he would call On me among the first of all; Now I must wonder to the end Was I or was I not his friend? ONE MINUTE PULPIT--But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who talketh vengeance? (I speak as a man). God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?--Romans, i|, 5, 6. than the old one. But when they hind their backs. The recurrent swings of convention in manners and morals, when you stop to think about it, are rather wonderful attestations of the durability of the few simple rules of human behavior which sound so dumb, but which in the course of a generation are so thoroly proved to the observant human. There is nothing attractive about | these rules, no thrill or romanticism, "Honesty is the best policy," "take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves"--that sort of thing. Every now and then the world gets impatient with such plodding, stodgy rectitude and "sets out to prove that they are the bunk. A whole generation apparently will decide that the wise saws of their elders have been repealed; that "science" or "modern intelligence," or something- else new and glittering, has set up a new code which is just as practical and much more sport go to work to prove it, they only succeed in proving that the trite rules of conduct, which were old stuff when Moses came down off the mountain to tell his people what they already knew, are just as valid and inescapable as they ever were. --o-am pleased to learn that Mrs. Hunter has consented to prepare for Globe-Gazette readers a daily feature on the pronunciation and use of words. It should be interesting and profitable for everybody. I trust male readers will not miss it just because it's to appear over among the tea parties and the weddings. The starting installment constituted an alluring promise of the department's future value. --o-haven't yet found anybody who was attracted to "Tho Royal Bed" because of the suggestion contained in the title that there would be sortfething risque in tho play. And I know any number who went to see and hear it because they knew it was a movie version of that popular stage play, "The Queen's Husband." AH of this leads me to believe that the person responsible for changing the name was guilty of a box of- fice offense. Tom, will you pass thi view on to the producers too? --o-like the tone of this poem from Aurora Gonzalez, "To My Valentine," better than the one last week which reflecte a note of melancholy if not · dis couragement: The autumn lent Its russet Gleams to grace your hair And autumn skies Their glow and color to your eyes. A tardy rose has left Its blush upon your lips And touched its fading, Petaled-whitness to your cheeks. Even the willow gave To you its grace-The spring its loving tones Wove In your voice. The dewdrops too have Played their part-They left a well .of tears ' And laughter in your heart. But i now that Love Has placed the master touch The beauty has become twoTold And brot the April gladness To your charming smile To caress the woria with Its boundless joy! hand the palm to Mrs. 1C I was she wiio punctuated the trick sentence given lasi. week in this manner: "Woman Without her, man is a savage." A quite different meaning from "Wo man without her man is a savage," nlcht wahr? --o-know a newspaper man who makes it a rule never to use print feature material which comes with the , explanation: "Yoi are at liberty to make use of this without charge." He has found thai invariably there is a catch in thf. deal. He's found that what ostensibly is free is in fact very expensive. I'm wondering if his rulo couldn't be adopted in other line? too. That which comes to us without cost is usually worth about thi same figure. --o-hope that ap senator or representative at Des Moines votes favorably on the proposal to levy a 10 per cent tax on theater tickets on the assumption that it is a "popular tax." For the amount of revenue raised, I venture a more disliked device than this 'nuisance tax" was never employed. --o-had to learn from a youngster's information book that there's a special name for about everything that comes In bunches. No, I'm not thinking ot bananas. I have in mind birds, fish, animals, etc. I didn't know, for instance, that it was pheasants or.a "wisp" "nlde" of of snipe Here are some others names, some of them familiar and some ot them unknown to me: covey of partridge? flight of doves, brood of grouse flock o£ geese, herd of cattle, cas' of hawks, swarm of bees, echoo of whales, shoal of herrings, pacl of wolves, troop of monkeys, bevy of quails, drove of oxen. -- o -made the acquaintance this week of the proper companion for the chap who "would rather play golf than eat.' She's the wife who "would rather g-o shopping than cook." It's a pity they can't always be found in combination. And by the way, did you chance to notice the story about the man who sought permission from the foursome just ahead to "play thru" because he just learned that his- wife had been taken to the hospital. -- o-have often wondered, and I ^venture others have too, how animated cartoons such as came in for such, high praise from Miss Stciner in her movie talk this week are made. I was therefore interested iu this description of the process, by Frances Kisb, in Photoplay: "First the complete story is worked out, with music and gags determined upon. In the case of Krazy Kat' the following process is followed: "The major animator begins work. The thin white paper he uses for his drawings has holes punched at the top like pages for a loose- leaf notebook. These holes fit over pegs holding the paper firmly in position. Drawing- is done on a. slanted gloss board, under which is an electric light bulb that shines thru glass and paper and makes tracing easy. The figures are about three inches high; progressive drawings, each on a separate sheet, move the action slightly forward, backward, up, down or around. "Each drawing is traced with India ink on a piece of celluloid punched like the paper. Celluloid is used for the final drawings because of its lustre and transparency. Tho drawings are photographed one at a time, with a regular motion picture camera equipped with 'stop motion.' The camera Is suspended over a table with special lamps to center the light on the celluloids. Sixteen 'frames' -- 16 separate exposures -- make one foot of film. "Thousands of drawings are mads for one film -- generally from 4 to 7 or 8 thousand separate drawings, and that means the same number of tracings, and the same number of photographic exposures, to say nothing of the intricate musical and sound scores." -- o -am told of a lawyer in a neighboring city who for several years was referred to by one individual as "Necessity." For a long- time nobody knew why. One day he was forced into an explanation. "Well," he began, "If I have to tell you, I call my good friend 'Necessity' Smith because it's a well known fact that 'Necessity knows no law.' " And that's what I call a dirty crack, DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author ot "THE HUMAN BODY" Sf;.TM le , n ' !enlns cannot dl'snosa or glv» personal etaven to how. .? TM*?m. W"i OUMUon* «e of general Intert.t, however, they will be taken up. In order, In ths dally column. cfobe o.SJ q wH, M , l °,,? r - Losin C1 » J «I'K. care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 wonti. to DIPHTHERIA CURABLE" EARLY PREDICTING what will happen in the next 10 years, Norman Bel Geddes makes two prophecies of medical interest. There will be no more epidemics. There will be no incurable diseases. We all hope he is right, but we have a long way go. For Incurable diseases we need not only the means to cure, but education of the public 'to use the means. Diphtheria, for instance, is certainly a curable disease. AVe know exactly how to cure it and how to prevent it. Yet there are plenty of people who still die of diphtheria. They die because they or their families do not call a doctor in time, do not become convinced of the seriousness of the disease until too late. Or because they do not realize the reliability and harmlessncss of antitoxin. Or because some crauk or faddist has warned them never to take a serum. It is not always lack of knowledge, therefore, that prevents diseases from being cured. Sometimes Dr. Clendening ., . HMCO *iuui uciug cureu. oomeiimea it 13 lack of, or harmful, education of the public Nowhere is this more evident than in the kind of instruction the public is constantly getting about diet. Many newspapers and magazines seem to think they cannot interest their readers with the plain truth about wholesome dieting. So cranks and faddists spread the most outrageous absurdities about the subject, doing harm both to those who take their advice and to those in the legitimate business of selling wholesome food. When people have learned to use the means they already have to cure disease, I will believe that the conquest of incurable diseases may be at hand. A. book called "We Take to Bed," by Marshall McClintock, has come to my desk. It should be of great interest to everybody, but especially of value to patients who have tuberculosis, because it shows that even the worst cases can get well. The two young people described, man and wife had every experience with the disease. One had an early case, one an advanced case. They overcame nearly every obstacle tuberculosis patients have to con- J uer --poverty, the necessity of renouncing the joys of life while you are young, the companionship of their child. Their triumph is pa illustration of Osier's phrase, "Getting well of tuberculosis depends more on what you have in your head than la what vou have m your chest." A BIT OF RELIGION ... By THOMAS ANDEBSON Minister, 1'lrat Congregational Church, Clmrlw Clly' "In the night of death a star appears and love listening can hear the rustle of a wing," said Robert Ingersoll, the far-famed atheist. I wonder if after all his talk and bluster about his lack of faith there wasn't down in his heart the full realization. of the life beyond and of God's Fatherhood and Love. The words quoted above, from his utterances, set at naught a great many of his other statements A belief in immortality, in the love of the Creator for mankind and in the assurance that death ia only an experience in life and necessary to its continuance, is our chief possession. Paul said, "Now if there is no resurrection from the dead we are of all men the'most miserable. But there is such an occurrence. We know this because Jesus the Galilean did rise from the dead and has assured us that all men will know of the same experience. Christianity, is man's greatest boon. Thru it life has a meaning and death is interpreted. Without it life Is to be despised and death is a horror. The message of the Christian religion to men ifc that life is an enterprise of preparation, and death but an incident in it, a thing necessary to it's continuance. "Death," saith Christianity, "Is not an end it ia a. new beginning." To this wgrld it is a going out, but to the world beyond it is an entering in. Thru our faith we can stand on "the other side" and by so doing we will see death there as we see birth here. There comes to my mind the following story. One morning- friends as inquired about her they received the following reply: "The house George Eliot lives in ia tottering, but George Eliot is all right." Indeed, our physical house may totter and fall but the life within does not end. Out of tha religion of Jesus comes the comforting and sustaining- truth that in the night of death, where faith is, a atar appears and love listening will be sure to hear the rustling of wings. The love of the eternal is ever hastening on tireless wings to aid those being bora into the new and perfect life beyond, and is continually settling' stars m the firmanent of faith to guide us into "thS laud that is fairer than day " EARLIER DAYS "^ "T,^ a |' y _. C """" I '" I :! o« Intcn-iillnK Ilrm, from the "Twenty \carn ARO" File, nf tho Ulnlie-Onrcltc. ~ FEU. 14, 1011 The first shipment of wheat from Chicago via the lakes was made in 1838. The shipment consisted of 78 ^ - arrives home Tuesday from his school at Madison and will spend several days hero as the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Ham on water street. Lloyd Tait arrives home Tuesday from Madison where he attends school. Jviaaison The Misses Lonergan leave for Chicago Saturday to purchase millinery goods. WITH NORTH IOWA EDITORS DIETARY CRUSADERS Whittomore Cluimplon: Some :ime ago the Colyum conductor iu :he Kossuth County Auvonce urged a reform that was promptly seconded by Editor Ray Sperbeck, of ti* Swea City Herald; that is the prac- :ice of spoiling potatoes by mashing :hem. We add our amen, and the motion Is carried unanimously. MAY BE TOO LATE Sibley Tribune-. A lot of middle west railroads are cutting their lo col ticket rate, to 2 cents a mill in. an effort to regain business They may pick up- some, but lik the woman who put off having he picture taken until she became bet ter looking, they may have delaye too long to be successful. LINCOLN'S CRITICS Spencer Reporter: Edgar Lee Masters stands about as much chance to discredit Lincoln as ha would to discredit Shakespeare and .hat for just the same reason that the world will not give heed to any such attempts as these great char* acters are enthroned in the hearts of the people. APOLOGIES PROPER Webster City Freeman-Journal: An individual or a government need lave no hesitation in apologizing to inybody when an apology is due. It 3 no indication of subserviency. It is rather an indication of wanting to do the right thing, of wanting to .orrect a wrong as far as may be. THEY WOULDN'T FLOP Thompson Courier: We can hardy believe that Messrs. Gunderson nd Hanson have flopped and are pposing a state bond issue in favor t keeping the bonds as county obli- ·atlons. Perhaps there were issues n connection with the proposal vhich merits their action. UNDERPAID Nora Springs Advertiser: During he campaign thruout the state, it vas admited that the compensation vas insufficient and it was generally stated that had the increase een given to the incoming legisla- ure there would have been no ob- ection, TURNING THE TABLES Allison Tribune: The legislature is oing to Investigate the adminlstra- ion of the state university. And when it gets thru it will be lucky f some good citizen don't suggest aving some of the university ef- iciency experts investigate the leg- slature. JUST DESERTS Wankon Standard: The court nartial proceedings against Smed- ey D. Butler was dismissed and he vas given a slap on the wrist in he form of a letter of reprimand-- nd that is probably about what matter deserved in the first lace. FIFTH ESTATE? Wright County Reporter (Dows): he newspaper has long held the istinction of being the Fourth Es- ate. But now comes the National Association of Broadcasters and laims to be the Fifth Estate. Mebe so, but it will have to prove it. TWO AMERICANS Emmetsburg Democrat: Mussolini has doubtless more respect for the American naval officer who criticized publicly his shortcomings than he has for the chap who sneaked into Rome and planned on assassinating him. BOARD ISN'T SCARED Kossuth County Advance (Al- £onu): Governor Turner, in recommending an investigation of the state university, seems to have handed the legislature the hot enj of a poker. Meanwhile the state board of education doesn't appear to be badly scared. Let's get it over with. TEMPEST IN TEAPOT Dumont Journal: The tempest-in a-teapot which arose when Genera Smedley Butler called Muasolin something in tha nature o£ a hit and-run driver has furnished lot o folks with amusement and som food, for thot. UNSAVORY INDORSEMENT Rockford Register: Perhaps thi worst slam that die Wickershan. prohibition enforcement and crime investigation commission's repor: has had since its publication has been its indorsement by II. L. Mencken. WHY TAXES INCREASE Swco, City Herald: An increase in :he salaries of the court reporters would add but a mite to the taxes of the state, but the sum of many such proposals, all with the appaar- ance of merit, make an imposing ncrease. HOW COME? Sheffield Press: What a lot of us around here would like to know Is low our country managed to scrape hru about 155 years without some udge discovering that the constl- .ution is unconstitutional. TRAMP PRINTER Ringatcd Despatch: For the first ime in almost 15 years a tramp printer visited our shop last Thurs- lay and strange to say he had a Ittle money and was looking for vork and not a handout. GENEROUS POCAHONTAS Upper DCS Malncs Republican Algona): Pocahontas county last week decided to help Iowa roads in other counties when they voted down the bond issue. They are a ;enerous lot. MODELED AFTER OURS Now Hampton Tribune-Gazette: t is said that India Is to have a con- titutlon something like ours. Wonder how long it will take 'em to ot down to the eighteenth amendment. THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG BREAD UPON THE WATERS PLYMOUTH, Feb. 12.--I was much pleased to see the little ketch, written by a stranger with- n the gates of our beautiful Queen of the Midlands," while meeting with an accident and better till to see the gratitude expressed the public acknowledgement of he same. It must be very gratify- ng to the "Good Samaritan" of the Eodmar hotel and no doubt the read he cast upon the waters will iot only return to him In many ays but also in many ways. With hearty cheer for the of the ladmar and another for his grate- ul guest. MRS. A. LARAWAY. RASKOB'S PARTY Estherville News: The democratic larty has been pretty much "Raa- kob ever since that wealthy man came- to the party's rescue a few years ago at a time of dire need. INCOME TAX LIKELY Sioux; City Journal: It begins to look as tho Iowa is to have somo Kind of income tax just as Governor Turner insisted it ought to have as he was making his campaign. AUTO STATISTICS Waterloo Courier: There are 45 standard cars bctag TnafcutactoTM^ in the country now. In the 35-Veaii' of automobile history there have- been 640 different makes. IT GETS TIRESOME 10.110 Mills Graphic: We have had so much mild weather this winter that even the newspaper editors have wearied of calling attention to our "California" climate. WEBSTER DISSENTS Mitchell County Press (Osage): We notice that Webster stubbornly persists that it's "envelope" right n the face of the "envelope" pronunciation of the talkies. NEW TORTURES Clerics City Press: These slatcs- nen with bills do not claim they are romg to relieve the burden of Uax- ition, but seem to be looking- for icw methods of torture. THE POOR RAILROADS Rolfo Arroxv: With nine-foot flannels cut in the big river und ree use of same given to boat lines, : looks to us like the railroads are ue for another bump. DIVERSION? Cfidur Fulls Record: It never will e known how far the government rought refief fund went toward lelping- "needy" families buy tho 031 license plates. LINCOLN FAME ENDURES Hiirclin County Citizen (Iowa nils): Edgar Lee Masters may aint Lincoln as dishonest, lazy and gnorant, but few other people will liink that way. A CERTAINTY Cherokee- Times: It is a foregone onchision that President Hoover ·vill veto practically any bill passed hat will embarrass the United States treasury. COMPROMISE Waterloo Tribune.; Our movement or a couple of new depots in this own has resulted in an agreement y the railroads to stop trains at the ncs we have. IDLE MONEY Fort DodRo Messenger: Hidden money is idle money, producing othlng- for anybody. Money can ba ·nit to work to make more money. THIS SHORTEST MONTH St. Ansgur Enterprise: February, he shortest month of the year, has o its credit more clays of note than ny other one month. THE COST OF CROONING Waterloo Tribune: Rudy Valleo's ncomo is ?2, I JO,000 a year. Now et his opponents croon that off. RED CROSS NEVER FAILS Wright County Monitor (Clnrlon): To matter how large the job tha Vmerican Red Cross never fails, STUDY IN SQUARES Wiitorloo Courier: Square people re more important than square cres.

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