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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 26 | 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. \V. LVB NCW8PAFJ3B Issued Every Week Day by tlie MASON CITX GLOBE-GAZETTE. COMPANX 121-123 Ewt State Street Telephone No. 3800 MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which t« exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all newa dispatcher credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Uoincs news and business offices at 403 Shops Building. MMon city and Clear LaHe. by the year ........... $7.00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake ........... . by the week ............ 5 -is OUXSIDE MASON CIXX AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier ..... $7.0u By mail 6 months ...... 12.25 Per week by carrier ..... S .15 By mall 3 months ... ..... 51--* Per year by mall ....... J4.00 By mall 1 month ..._....*. 5 .50 OCI5IJUE 100 M1L.B ZONE Fn-stti ____ 50.00 Sbt months ------- S3.25 Three months. ...U--5 OLD ONES WORK BEST TjiXCHANGE newspapers are reporting a flurry of " letters into Iowa these days containing tempting offers to gain some $60,000 through the simple expedient of aiding a Mexican prisoner in escaping from a Mexican jail. It's a variant of the old Spanish prisoner racket which parted many a sucker from his money. In the face of what we've seen so very recently in the Drake estate racket, it's logical to believe that somewhere in the United States some luckless soul is falling--hook line and sinker--for the old bait. The old, old rackets seem to work best of all.. . Remember the printing press racket that flourished as lately as twenty years ago. An item in the "earlier day" column of an exchange newspaper recently recalled its workings. Mysterious strangers "sold" to gullible persons machines equipped with "government plates" to print "real" money. . Fantastic as the idea was, it worked. O. Henry wrote dozens of amusing stories about the old. American rackets--"wealthy widows," faro games, gold bricks, and the like. The really funny part of it is that a good salesman could very probably still make a precarious living with a "good" line of gold bricks. Rackets flourish--dark skinned strangers sell "Oriental" rugs, confidential strangers offer "ground floor" opportunities in remarkably profitable businesses, housewives are offered scores of dubious opportunities to "make money at home"--the rackets are thousand-fold. Most of them lie just within the letter of the law, hard to weed out and .hard to prosecute. The rackets are easy to recognize, when a skeptical mind sets to work on them. But it isn't to be forgotten smooth tongues sold countless thousands of ''shares" in the Drake "fortune" in our own state only a few months ago. Some of these suckers lived in Mason City, passing as residents of far more than average intelligence. The modern racketeer, be he a fly-by-night "eye doctor" or a furtive "hot goods" peddler, is smooth and efficient O. Henry's own smooth-working, be- mustached blarney salesman once noted that "the people want you to take their money. Otherwise they might spend it foolishly." Better business bureaus and government agents, alert as they may be, will probably never erase the sucker, racket P. T. Barnirm and O. Henry were too humorously correct in their analysis of the situation. And the older the rackets, the better they work. ~^ HITLER BALLYHOO TTEEWED as purely-political pc-licy, calculated to di* vert popular attention from other things less helpful to his own regime and crystalize national sentiment behind the nazi government, Hitler's demand for the return of territorial possessions taken from Germany during the World war may serve its purpose temporarily; but there is no likelihood of its being fulfilled. And into that the question of justice and equity do not enter. In the first place, it-is not within the power of Qreat Britain and France to deliver back to Germany the colonial areas they stripped from her, even if they were disposed to do so, which they probably are not. German Southwest Africa, for instance, is now in control of the South African union, one of the six virtually independent dominions comprising most of the British empire. If London diplomats should undertake to hand that domain back to Germany, they would have a revolt in South Africa to deal with. Similarly, if any attempt were made by England to surrender to Germany the islands-she formerly held in the Pacific, situated near Australia and New Zealand, the people of. those countries would rise up to block the transfer. As to. those island groups that have been taken over by the United States and Japan, there is no chance whatever of their being returned to Germany. Nor will. Poland surrender her corridor to the Baltic sea and the district in Posen and Upper Silesia which she reclaimed from Germany in the post-war settlement. These areas represent only a part of the territory that Prussia took in the partition of Poland during the 18th century. Without them, the 'existence of Polish nationality today would again, be threatened. Any French government that proposed to restore Alsace-Lorraine to the Germans would be overthrown instantly. And Belgium, it is safe to say, will never give up the German, territory ceded to her as a "buffer strip" in case of future war. SMUGGLING BUTTER rjAIRY Interests in the United States are being subjected. to another Canadian competition besides the reduced tariff schedule. Investigation by United States customs officers has developed that an immense amount of Canadian butter is. being smuggled into the United States. The American market on butter is now about fourteen cents a pound higher than the Canadian market At these figures butter can come in from Canada lawfully with a small profit to the exporter. A far larger profit is, however, obtained if the duties are evaded through smuggling. The customs officials estimate that no less than 5,000,000 pounds of butter have been smuggled in from Canada during the last twelve months. This amount would be sufficient to have some effect on the American butter market. One arrest has already been made at Algonac, Michigan, for butter smuggling. All wagons and trucks crossing the border are also now being searched for butter shipments. Federal authorities promise butter smuggling shall end. Customs officials should be held to their pledge. It is hard enough for the American dairy farmers to have to meet the competition of the lessened tariff schedules on dairy products. They should not have the further and perhaps even more dangerous competition of butter that comes in d u t y free through the activities of smugglers. Hitler is having the Bible rewritten for nazi purposes. It's been a matter of common knowledge for some time that he wasn't satisfied with several of the commandments. John D., the elder, probably amuses himself by thumbing through his- scrapbook of ancient clippings picturing him as a blight upon mankind. Is there any more distinguishing mark on the self- proclaimed liberal in politics than his capacity for spending somebody else's money? Mr. Morgan says civilization is doomed when no longer there's a leisure class. The same could be stated in reverse. If, as Observer Reed observes, melting snow doesn't make floods, we've been drawing some false deductions all our life. One of the ironies of the cold spell is that Nebraska, without coal mines, has not been threatened with coal shortage. Many of our leading politicians are torn between jeers end cheers for the supreme court. It's a trick of our language that cows are "pas- turized" and milk "pasteurized." Simile: Unnoticed as a vice president. The PROS and CONS NEW USE FOR PRINTER'S INK Luverne News: We have often had requests for a bit of printer's ink, and for many uses. Horse traders like it to cover up the grey hairs in aging horses. It is used for other things, mostly lawless. But we had a new one sprung on us last week. Ed Dehnert came in and wanted to use the ink to take his finger prints. And did it work fine! The government demanded its use in the application for the bonus bonds. So come on in, you ex-service men. We have plenty of the ink. PITHY HUMOR Christian Science Monitor.: Rather a neat sense of humor must be credited to Mrs. Ida B. Wise Smith, national president of the American W. C. T. U. "Alcc- fiol," she told a convention, "will remove grass stains from summer clothes." Then she added: "It will also remove summer clothes, also spring and winter clothes, not only from the man who drinks it, but also from his wife and children." There is a pithiness about that which sermons and volumes might miss. TARDY FOLKS AREN'T POPULAR Britt News-Tribune: Tardy people are not popular associates. It takes too much time to wait for them. If you get there on the minute, you are respected and regarded as efficient. The only way to get the people out to public meetings on time is to begin the meeting at the precise moment when you said you would. WARNING TO COAL PRODUCERS Two Rivers, Wis., Reporter: Warning by the federal bituminous coal commission that it will put a jrompt clamp on coal prices if the bituminous coal companies attempted to increase them because of the severe weather conditions all over the country during ;his winter will be supported by the public. IN CONTRAST WITH SOME OTHERS Marshall town Times-Republican: We hear very little of Mrs. AI Smith. Most of us could not recall her first name. Incidentally w.e hear of no divorces and arrests of Smith children and the-10 Smith grandchildren,'Which' suggests that. Mrs.-Smith, is doing's good job. of mothering and grandmothering. - ; - EXCELLENT QUALITIES Rock Rapids Reporter: Governor Landon may be no radio orator, but he appears to be a fairly clear thinker--and not too critical. We know he's thrifty, courageous and fairly, calm. Republicans could do a lot worse than nominate him for the big scrap that is just opening. SHOULD HAVE HUNG LEOPOLD AND LOEB Eagle Grove Eagle: It must be quite apparent to everyone that society would have been better protected if Loeb and Leopold had been hung. Even Clarence Darrow admits Loeb is better dead than alive. These two young rich degenerates corrupted, an entire prison. LANDON PREFERRED Storm' Lake Pilot-Tribune: From all we can hear around this bailiwick, Gov. Alf Landon of Kansas has the call as the republican presidential aspirant. The general sentiment in these parts now is that Iowa should string along with Kansas in supporting him. HERRING-KRASCHEL-WEGMAN Garner Leader: "Birds of a feather flock together." HerriBg'-Kraschel-Wegman It hardly seems possible that the intelligent taxpayers of this great state will stand for another trimming such as they have been, getting during the past three years. SPEAKING OF INTRENCHED GREED Allison Tribune: The president characterizes business men who oppose the new deal as the beneficiaries of entrenched greed. The most striking examples of intrenched greed at the present time are Mr. Farley and his hundred thousand appointees. RELIEF COMES FIRST Titonka Topic: No political party, be it democrat, republican, progressive, farm labor, Townsendite or Liberty league can balance the national budget until and when the relief problem has been solved. WOULD REPEAL IOWA SALES TAX Decorah Public Opinion: The revenue lost by the sales tax could be easily made up by cutting off unnecessary employes and activities that our democratic friends have added to the state payroll. HARD MONEY,- LET'S HOPE. Boone. News Republican: They're putting a picture of Andrew Jackson on the veterans' baby bonus bonds. Let's hope that means they stand for "hard money." SAFETY SLOGANS NOT ENOUGH Belmond Independent: While safety slogans will help in making our streets and roads safer, we're going to have to go much farther than that. WITHOUT INVITATION NOW Nashua Reporter: The new dealers have ceased "inviting criticisms and suggestions." They are getting plenty without extending an invitation. BABY BONDS" WELL NAMED Swea City Herald: The federal government baby bonds are correctly named. It will be the babies who pay them. MRS. MILLER STANDS ALONE Moville Mail: Mrs. Alex Miller, secretary of state, is the only one in the Iowa state house entitled to reelection. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . by Scott EDITOR'S MAIL BAG THANKS FOR THE THANKS! IOWA CITY--Your recent editorial'on the proposed new entrance requirements shows a clear discernment of the plan. As a matter of fact, this is a step which outstanding secondary school men have desired for a long time, and it should create excellent relations and co-operation between institutions of higher education and the high schools. Very sincerely yours. BRUCE E. MAHAN, Director, University Extension Division EMBALMED IttDR, FAVOR11E- CAfS--' MANY CAcf MUMMIES BUIL-rKEA.Rl.Y-i 2,000 VE.A.RS A Aqo AT ARLES, IS USED SPECTAC.1.ES PLAN WAJ Ac-TuALLV oPERA-fioM By AUQU5TU5 R.OME -- HE DIVIDED-IHE, OF JULIUS CAESAR(51Vlr4q EACH OF ROME. A PoRrfioK OF 'THE. LEGACY Copyri£hL 1936. by Central Press Association, Inc. ARCHANGEL. CJA.BR1EL, PA-fRON of VA^CO DA qAMAi 15 SHOWN ON PotflUCfAlS 75" REIS SAMP oF )898 DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDESEVG. M. O. FAST WOULD BE BENEFIT reason the church had for introducing *' a fast, and especially a season of fasting, there is no question that it is a good physiological procedure at this time of year. For most people! Like all other blanket advice, it usually is taken by the wrong people --the thin and underweight who don't like to eat anyway, while the fellow who needs to fast keeps on stuffing himself. Just now, at the end of our long period of winter hibernation, when we have sat around inside and eaten all the delicacies from every-corner of the earth, a little fast won't do us any harm in preparation for the spring .season of;' activity; Sometimes a 'day -ofTcomplete fast is easier to take than a partial reduction diet which simply teases and annoys the hungry victim. A great deal of important scien- Dr Clrnd»nirn7 tific data has been accumulated by H Vlr """""* tj, e study O f fagting individuals. Succi, the professional faster, after fasting for 30 days, was still excreting 33 grams of protein every day. which was about the same amount that he excreted when he had been fasting 15 days. Nearly all fasters proclaim the fact that they feel better at the end of the fast, but this again depends on the type of person involved. Upton Sinclair, who used to advocate fasting as a way of life, wrote of "an anemic school teacher, threatened with consumption and a victim of continual colds and headache, miserable and beaten, with an exoph- thalmic goiter. She fasted eight days and achieved a perfect cure." That is a little hard to believe, and certainly that is not the type of person that should be recommended for a fasting cure. DIET FOR WEDNESDAY Breakfast--Apple or pear, or sliced peaches; cup of coffee without cream or sugar. Lunch--Quarter of a head of lettuce; eight large slices of cucumber; tomato; sliced orange; glass of buttermilk. Supper--An average portion of boiled ham; lettuce and tomato salad without dressing; cup of tomato juice; cup of tea or coffee without cream or sugar. · What is your weight today? QUESTIONS FROM READERS J. S.: "Will you please tell me the cause of my daughter's grinding her teeth in her sleep? I read some time in the past ,that it was caused by lack of some one food." Answer: Grinding the teeth is a nervous habit which has nothing to do with lack of food or, in fact, with food at all. POETS EVERYWHERE Dedicated to the Cause.of Bringing the Joy anil Inspiration of Good Verse Into th c Lives of Bank and File Ion-ana, By I.OC MALI.ORY I.BKE, Hampton TAMES STEPHENS was born in Dublin in February, J 1882. He was earning his living as a clerk in a Dublin office when discovered by George Russell ("A.E."). He made his name by the exquisite prose of the delightful fairy stories published as "The Crock of Gold." In discussing what books in your library you would put in the stove to keep from freezing to death and the books you would keep if the temperature went down to 85 below zero, R.H.L., Chicago Tribune columnist, stated in his Line O' Type or Two," "I would freeze to death fifteen times before I warmed my feet on "The Crock of Gold." Stephens' works all have a sense of fantasy and a delicate poetic talent. He is a Nationalist and worked hard for the creation of the Irish Free State. THE SNARE I hear the sullen cry of pain! There is a rabbit In a snare; Now I hear the cry again, But I cannot tell from where. But I cannot tell from where He is calling out for aid; Crying on the frightened air, Making everything afraid. Making everything afraid, Wrinkling up his little' face, As he cries for aid; And I cannot find the place! And I cannot find the place Where his paw is in the snare; Little one! Oh, little one! I am searching everywhere. Reprint. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by thc obedience of one shall many be made righteous.-Romans 5:19. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago--Sheriff Holdren left today for Anainosa on a business trip. Robert Carr and C. R. Brown ot the Modern clothing store left today for Chicago where they will buy a complete line of clothes. Mrs. George M. Pike returned today from Bricelyn where she visited with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gillispie of Spencer are in the city visiting Engineer and Mrs. C. J. Stevens. MARSHALLTOWW--The Mason City high school girls' basketball team beat the Marshalltown girls 9 to 7 last night in a hotly contested game. G. E. Moorehead of Burchinal transacted business in the city yesterday. The second, appearance of "The Revel of the Fairies" was-presented last night at the Wilson opera house and was even more successful in its efforts to please and entertain than its previous performance. Meredith Willson was the star of the evening and received many rounds of applause for his excellent work. (Mr. Wilson is now musical director for the Pacific coast division of the National Broadcasting company). Twenty Years Ago-George P. Dugan of Springfield, Ohio, is in the city as a guest of his sister. Mrs. J. B. Hughes. Max Ward was at Spirit Lake last night visiting relatives. R. E. Markle is in Des Moines on a week's business trip. DUBUQUB--Big prices are being paid here for farm products, some farmers getting as high as $38 a bushel for corn. Harry Keating of Webster City is in the city and plans to open a cigar factory. The local high school debaters won an unanimous decision over the team from Britt last night. N. A. Engle of Ledyard is in the city on a business trip. Bert Gale of Minneapolis is in the city on business today. A. L. Benbow of Waterloo is in the city on business. LONDON--The German offensive against Verdun was halted yesterday and a lull existed all along the western front today. BERLIN--Germany has sent an ultimatum to Portugal, demanding the restoration within 48 hours of the German ships seized by that country. Ten Years Ago-PARIS--An attempt to fly his airplane through the opening of the Eiffel tower proved fatal today to Lieut. Leon Callot as the plane, caught in the wireless apparatus, crashed to the earth in flames and the French aviator was burned to death. If the weather today can be used for comparison, it looks as if an early spring is the prospect for 1926. The temperature hovered between 29 and 46 above today. Miss Gladys Doegcher left yesterday for Cedar Falls to visit relatives. The Junior college play, "Only Me," was presented last night at the high school auditorium before a fairly large audience. Pairings for the sectional basketball tournament, to be held here March 4-6, have been announced Twenty-four teams will take part in the tourney here. Mason City is paired against Clear Lake on the opening night of the tournament in a section A game. CLINTON--Lester Belding of Mason City, Clinton high school athletic coach,. today announced his acceptance as assistant football coach at the University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, N. Car. (Mr. Belding is at present athletic director at Dakota Wesley.jn college). TOMORROW FEB. 37 B CLARK HtNNAIRD Notable Births--David Sarnoff, b. 1891, immigrant boy who rose from wireless operator to president of Radio Corporation of America Ellery Sedgwick b. 1872, editor of The Atlantic Monthly Frank Munn, b. 1896, radio tenor Sir John Simon, b. 1873, British statesman Joan Bennett, c. 1910, cinemactress, and her daughter, Melinda, now aged tv? o Burton K. Wheeler, b. 1872, senator from Montana Hugo Black, b. 1886, senator from Alabama Joseph W. Hall, known as Upton Close, b. 1894, traveler and publicist Irving Fisher, b. 1867, Yale economist and prophet Gene Sarazen b. 1902, professional golfer Franchot Tone, b. 1901, cinemactor Feb. 37, 1807--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Me. Today the Minnehaha Falls which he immortalized in Hiawatha is a stream of water about as big- around as a broomhandle trickling over a rock into a gully, at Minnehaha park, Minneapolis. OBSERVING FOOLISH IS THAT BOY WHO SPURNS SCHOOLING jMfek talked recently with a Ma!35^son City father who was *S»^ heartbroken over his son's indifference toward high school. "He prefers hanging around the streets and I can't make him see that he's passing' up a golden opportunity to make something of himself," this father told me. I happen to know £hat keeping the lad in school involves something of a sacrifice. He's not only willing but eager to do whatever is required to give his boy a better chance than he ever had. What a blind lad! A few years from now he'll come to a grim realization of how stupid he's acting. And it will be too late. If lack of education is a handicap now--and surely it is in any line of work--it will be doubly a handicap in the years ahead. The story of education is reflected in the fact that while less than 1 per cent of America's male citizens are college graduates, out of this little group have come-55 per cent of our presidents. 36 per cent of the members of congress. 47 per cent of the speakers of tie house. 54 per cent of our vice presidents. 62 per cent of the secretaries ol state. 50 per cent of the secretaries of the treasury. 67 per cent of the attorney generals. 69 per cent of the justices of the supreme court. Not all can hold high office. Not all would wish to do so. But everybody should wish to live his fullest life in whatever lifework he undertakes. The possibilities in this direction are definitely circumscribed without the education on which this one Mason City boy is deliberately turning his back. I hope he experiences an awakening to the lolly of his course before it's too late. --o-CRITICAL NOTES'MUST BEAK WRITER'S NAME _- would call attention again to §5^ the rule of this department Si''* against the use of anonymous letters which are critical of some individual or organization. This strikes me as being the journalistic equivalent of the abominable "hit and run" practice too common in motoring. The person who is bent on holding up a neighbor to ridicule should be courageous enough, it seems to me, to identify himself with the criticism. The rule stated here is one that has been adhered to in the past in this department. It will be adhered to in the future because I think it's fair and sound. CHICAGO NEWS FIRST TO TOUCH 100,000 MARK : was quite surprised to learn : in reading recently, in a ··' sketch of the Charles H. : Dennis life, that it wasn't until 1885 '··' --51 years ago--that an American '-.'. daily newspaper attained a circula- '" tion of 100,000. The publication in V question was the Chicago Daily News, published by Victor Lawson, a founder of the Associated Press, and later edited by Dennis. Lawson, with a flair for the spec- ·' tacular, had borrowed gunners and a battery of artillery from a state armory and, under a special permit from the local authorities, had caused the cannon to be wheeled into the city's front yard to proclaim to the universe with suitable f emphasis the Daily News had passed the 100,000 mark--"a larger cicula- tion than that of any other daily newspaper on the American continent." Now, of course, circulations of several hundred thousand are common in the metropolitan centers. The largest list of any American daily is possessed by the New York News, a tabloid started in 1919 by Captain Patterson of the Chicago Tribune family. Strangely enough, several papers in Paris and London exceed America's leading dailies in the matter of circulation. The phenomenon is explainable, I suppose, on the theory that French and British papers are national while American papers, due to our vast geography, can be no more than regional. LEAKY GASKETS PERIL LIVES OF MOTORISTS Jga^ am reminded by the Nation- ySr^i al Safety council that a gas^-* ket is cheaper than a casket. During cold weather when most of us drive around with car windows closed, we're flirting with death if a faulty exhaust system permits the escape of carbon monoxide gas. Too many have the idea that carbon monoxide is not dangerous unless you are in a closed garage with the engine running. This is emphatically NOT the case. A leaky gasket or a split muffler might result in the discharge of enough ox- haust gases under the hood or floor hoards of the car to asphyxiate tha occupants while they are riding along a broad highway. A person may be driving along with his windows up, gradually become drowsy and wake up in a ditch or a hospital with several broken bones. At least one window should be kept partially open at all times. On long drives, it is a good idea to stop occasionally for a "stretch" and a few deep breaths of fresh air. Answers to Questions By FREDERIC ,1. HASKLN PLEASE NOTE--A reader can Ket the answer to any question of fact by writ- Inp Mnson City Globe-Gazette Information BUrean, Frederic .T. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. nease inclose three (3) cents for reply. Do Negroes In the south still believe in efficacy of charms and other forms of voodooism? E. H. Belief in various forms of superstition still flourishes in parts of the south. In Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama it is said that no less than one million dollars a year is spent for charms, hoodoo bags, love potions and-philters. How many drag stores have soda fountains? M. M. In 1930 there were 34,,265 with soda fountains. What is the population of St. Louis, Mo., and Baltimore, Md.? M. G. In 1933 the population of St. Louis, Mo., was 830,300. The population of Baltimore, Md., was 817,100. How many limes have states failed to ratify a proposed amendment which had passed a two-third majority of both houses of congress? J. V. There were two of the first 12 amendments to the constitution, known as the bill of rights, which were proposed by the first session of the congress, which failed in procuring ratification by the necessary number of states. The first concerned the apportionment of representatives, the second, compensation of members of congress. In 1810 an amendment regulating titles of nobility was proposed to the states and failed of ratification. In 1861 an amendment was proposed to prohibit interfering, with slavery, but failed for lack of sufficient ratification. The proposed child labor amendment has not yet been ratified but is still before the states. Which thermometer will resistor (he coldest, one in the wind or out of the wind? \V. M. A thermometer is not affected by the wind after once having attained the temperature of the wind. A thermometer in the air gains or loses heat in two ways, by conduction and by radiation. If the thermometer is shaded and screened from radiation from surrounding objects, it will read the same whether exposed to a strong wind or a light breeze. The height above ground is an important factor in the location of a thermometer. Generally they should be placed about 5 feet from the surface. Who wrote the play, Our American Cousin, which President Lincoln was witnessing vt'hen assassinated? S. S. Tom Taylor in 1S5S. Describe Death Valley Scolty's castle. F. P. Located near the mouth of Grapevine Canyon and built by Walter Scott, ex-cowboy of Buffalo Bill fame, and his partner, A. M. Johnson the castle is an impressive sight. Massive gates block the Stamp Collecting The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic 3- Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose 10 cents in coin {care- fuily wrapped) for "Everybody's Stamp Book." Name Street City Stale (Mail to Wiishinslon, r bridge that gives entrance to the grounds over the wash. The house is of concrete construction and Spanish-style architecture, with towers, gardens, pools and plazas. When did the late. King George first start racing in his own name? E. K. In 1911 King George V began racing in his own name. His first winner was Pintadeaii, a colt by FJor- izel U,- out of Guinea Hen. What is the origin of the Cincinnati music festivals? E. H. In 1873 Cincinnati held a festival conducted by Theodore Thomas. The idea thus engendered led to the regular biennial May festivals held there since. What U. S. town was first named for George Washington? E. R. Washington, N. Car., in 1776. Where are the oldest landscape gardens in TJ. S.? E. H. The XUdfiieton gardens, 15 miles from Charleston, S. Car. These gardens were completed in 1750. How many holds in jujitsu? C- S. In jujitsu or its modernizes form, judo, 250 holds. This art^of self defense is compulsory in all Japanes . schools. How much raised for infantile paralysis victims bv the president's birthday balls? H. T. In 1934, $1,015,000; in 1935, 51,071,000; in 1936, believed to reach 51,500,000. When was Montgomery Ward and ' company established? H. M. In 1872 Aaron Montgomery Ward, with his brother-in-law, G. R, Thorne, established the mail order house of Montgomery Ward and company. "Everybody's Stamp Book" is a mine of information for anyone interested in stamp collecting. It tells about the first postage stamps, famous collectors and their collections; about the rare and most valuable stamps and how to start and build up an interesting and profitable collection. Send today for copy of "Everybody's Stamp Book." Enclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling. Use coupon.

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