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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 Cast State,Street , ' Telephone No. 380 LEE P.- LOOMIS - - - · - - Publisher W. EARL HALL. - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD, L. GEER - - Advertising Manager- Entered as second-ciass matter April 17, 1030, at the post oHlce at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1870. MEMBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively en titled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credltet to, it or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all loca news. / . i MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Di Moinw newjs and business oitices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear take by th« year J7.00 by Ihe week f .1 OUTSIDE MASON CITI ANn 'CLEAR LAKE AND IVJriHN 105 MILES OF MASON CITf Per year by carrier ....$7.00 By mall 6 months S2.Z. Per week by carrier ....( .la By mall 3 months $1.2 Per year by mail S4.00 By mail 1 mcinth. $ .5 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN · IOWA AND MINNESOTA .Per Year...(6.00 Six months.. .$3.25 Three months...$1.7 IN AM, STATES OTHER THAN IOWA ANO MINNESOTA ' Per JT..18.00 6 months. .S4.50 3 months..S2.50 t month..$.1.0 We All Have a Stake In It /THE current controversy between automobile em- ·*· ployers and employes is in no sense a .."privat fight." . I t . is'shot through with enormous publ interest in every direction. If it comes to a struggle, every man, woman and child in the country will be affected, directly or indirectly. It may cause as much or more damage than the collapse of the boom in 1929; and it may, it is entirely possible, kill beyond hope of resuscitation the. promising bud of recovery prosperity. It;is well-known to every economist and observer that the automobile industry laid the foundation for the present recovery. By its courage and financial "strength it bucked the depression, designed and built new cars by the million, returning men to work and starting the stream of purchasing power into renewed circulation. And the strength and importance which it holds in the American economic picture which gave it this extraordinary influence on our situation in depres sion is such that if it is slowed down and stoppec it will bring stagnation back to the nation. ' So the country cannot stand aloof and let the motor industry and the CIO fight it out. Fight- l i n g it out means til at the public will be the targe for both sides. The punches meant for eacli other will land on the public jaw and the nation at largi Will be badly mauled in the melee. The motor industry can fight it out, and the CIO has the backing of powerful war-rchests of unions, built up over many years--how powerful may be scon in the fac ·that the CIO contributed nearly half a million to the democratic campaign fund---by far the larges contribution on record. . , The antagonists are in good shape to fight ii out--but the body of the public is in no condition, certainly, to be the punching bag in the struggle We can't take it. Most of us are just beginning to find bottom under us after the long depression and we have, no reserve to fall back upon. This threatening battle, so injurious to all the noncombatants, must be stopped before .it is started. It is up to the administration to step in, playing no favorites, and see that peace is made. Mr. Hoosevelt and his aides represent the whole people, not the automobile industry, nor" the automobile !£B^J£}^ principle_that governs, or-shqulcLgov- rn,_is thaToI tne greatest gob'd to : the greatest number. And there is not here at stake much more i than the, selfish interests of one minority group against those of another. Neither must be allowed by stubborn, bull-headed insistence on its own way to wreck us all. There is nothing at issue not to be settled by reasonable compromise. It is not necessary to shed blood, or ruin a nation of 130,000,000, to get a decision. That's a European sort of thing that is abhorrent in a democracy. Let the administration use its influence, and if necessary its authority, to/knock the heads of union and industry together, and see that justice is done--to both sides and to the public. In Case of Another War rpHE BOSTON TRANSCRIPT in an able editor- ·^ ial discussing the bill that will be presented to congress to permit of the drafting of all industrial forces including agriculture to a governmental rule in case of war suggests that the proposed bill is a proper measure but does not go far enough. The Transcript declares its belief that regimentation of all productive forces will be a. necessity to this country if it is ever again plunged into an armed strife. It holds it is logical that if men are to be sent to the front to fight and to face danger of loss of life that wealth should be compelled to sacrifice war profits. The Transcript suggests that if all other forces are to be conscripted that labor should also have to lake its place under the regimentation. It argues with a great deal o£ force that the men left at home in the ranks of labor should be just as much under governmental regimentation as their brothers in the army and their former employers, the owners oE the industries taken over by the government. The Transcript declares that if the farmer is to suffer a loss of profit because of being compelled to sell his products at the prices fixed by governmental authority, the return to labor be equally under government control. The Transcript says that no provision is made in the bill for governmental authority over the wages of the men employed in industries. We agree with the Transcript that if there is to be regimentation for the centralization of our production that it should be complete. In future wars all must bear the burden and none, should be allowed to profiteer through even wartime wages. Reassuring Opinion A CALIFORNIA court has properly dismissed a *·*· complaint against P. Milton Smith, editor of the San Jose Mountain View, on the ground that an editorial expression not charging criminality is not libelous even though the language may be offensive. The editorial in question declared that President Roosevelt was. "a man universally hated for a smiling hypocrite, mountebank of the lowest order and the biggest 'false 'alarm' since the creation of man." The defense was that the article in question was the mere expression of an opinion and as such was within the rule of the United States supreme court that the constitutional protection of freedom of the press permits a wide range of criticism of public officials. While we would not indorse the expressions of the California editor ns a pen picture of President Roosevelt we believe that the California court expressed the law correctly. The decision is another ; support for a. freedom of the press safeguarding the of the peopls. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE.-JANUAHY 20 B 1937 The ghost of Calvin Coolidge, implacable in his opposition to the soldiers' bonus, must have turnec a flip-flop the other day when congress voted a $5,000 a year pension to his widow. If this thing goes much further, the University of Iowa is going to be forced to require every student, when he or she enrolls, to take a pledge not to run for mayor of Iowa City. Minnesota's legislature paused the other day to greet Joe Louis. And our guess is that the legislature got more edification out of the experience than did the prizefighter. Why should inland America have 4o help pay a subsidy to users of the Panama canal, as they do in bearing their share of J.he canal's annual deficit? A chief argument lor capital punishment is that it bars murderers from doing any more murdering. History will record that Mr. Tugwell got his introduction to molasses in January. Simile: Long as slot machine odds. PROS and CONS THIS WEATHER WOULD HAVE BEEN SULTRY Waterloo Courier: Up at Bemidji, Minn., the lumberjacks are paying tribute to the greatest of lumberjacks--the one and incomparable Paul Bunyan. The four day carnival in honor of the legendary hero comes at a propitious time. It was cold, too, when Btinyan accomplished his feats. What's a mere 15 or 20 degrees below zero? Bunyan worked bareheaded, with the mercury 972 degrees below zero. One winter conversation froze in the air. The words created an awfa din when they thawed out in the spring. These stories may sound fantastic to those who have never lived in Minnesota's lake regions. Bui up around Bemidji they believe them. And, come to think of it, these tales aren't any "taller" than some of those disseminated during the 1936 political campaign. IS RADIO WORRYING BIG DAILIES? Eagle Grove Eagle: The large newspapers of the country ar enot so sure about the future. They have already seen the radio take away a large percentage of the advertising dollar. With television almost in the picture, the publishers are wrnder- ing just what is going to happen next. 1 In fact, the larger newspapers already have their own broadcasting stations. The Register-Tribune owns one at Des Moines, Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. The Mason City Globe-Gazette will have its new station. It will be known as KGLO. Perhaps the daily newspaper of the future will be on your receiving set when you come down stairs in the morning, pictures and all. "Time Marches On!" NEBRASKA MAY BOOST PATROL The Lincoln-Star. It is believed that most o£ the people of Nebraska will approve of the proposal to expand the highway patrol of the state and broadcast police bulletins sent from the various peace officers to the office of the state sheriff. The cost of maintenance o£ such a system would be so light as to be negligible, and there is every reason to believe that the benefits would be great. AAA CITED AS MODEL Osage Press: It's too bad that the NRA can't be made to operate like the old AAA. A farmer could join and get the direct benefits, or stay out and get only the indirect ones. To really make NRA. popular, however, it would be necessary to permit business to take or reject any phases it wanted. Few business houses would reject the parts that set aside the anti-trust laws. NOT BAD^FUN AT THAT Thompson Courier: While the seniors were in Vlason City, Monday, Rosella Torgerson, Blanche ^olivet and Venita Larson found they had some extra time on their hands. They put their heads together to plan how they could best enjoy it.'Result: They visited the largest department store and spent it riding the elevator. NEPOTISM CRITICISM ANSWERED Council Bluffs Nonpareil: -The president has _;iven his son a $10,000 job to serve as his aide and confidential adviser. This act will be criticized. But it was justified. With the president's infirmity ne requires constant aid. A father in this situation naturally prefers a son to aid rather than a stranger. , OURS IS A POPULOUS COUNTY Clear Lake Reporter: .Cerro Gordo county's population is 38,476, a fact we should all know. But very few counties in northern Iowa have so large a population. Of this number, 9,738 are in the ·ural population, or in other words the rural population is about one-fourth of the entire population. LET THAT BE 'YOUR MODEL! Rockford Register: All lowans will be grateful ndeed if the state legislators will be as quick about winding up the business of the regular session as hey were during the recent special session. The sooner the lawmakers get the session over with, the better off the state will be. AN IOWA DISTINCTION Kesvanee, 111., Star-Courier: Des Moines, Iowa's, orphan bridge, which, built at a cost of more titan 153,000 by the Public Works administration, goes rom nowhere to nowhere, has no approaches and can't be used, took fourth among Riplej-'s 10 most ncredible facts of 1936.' UNWISE DIVISION Ottumwa Courier: It's a dumb driver who thinks e is being fair to his car when he splits the alcohol e buys 50-50 with his auto radiator. Poets .Everywhere By LOU MAI.I.ORS LUKE. Hampton Dedicated [a Bflnglnf Che Joy and Inspiration ot Good Verse Into the Lives of Uank and F i l e lowans. u-LORENCE JONES HADLEY lives at Piggott, Ark. She is remembered here as the daughter f the late Mr. and Mrs, J. S. Jones, pioneer resi- ents. Mrs. Hadley is a writer of much note'and everal years ago was appointed Poet Laureate of \rkansas by the governor. Distance has lent en- hantment to her home town of Hampton and many if her verses are written in its memory. AN IOW ». SUNSET (In Memory of Hampton)' O, this is the way the sun goes down Over the hills o£ a dear old town. Out on the far edge of the world, Day waits \vith banners half unfurled; Over his path their folds they fling, Purple and gold, as befits a king. O, this is the way the sun goes down Over the edge of a dear old town! Ah me, could I see the sun go down Just once again on the dear old town, And weave, as I watch its dying glow, The wonderful dream of Long Ago. Could I bill go home, as I did then, And gather my own around me again; With never a care as the sun goes down Over the edge of the dear old town. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott IN $EVEM A£JE_ - tlE. WA$ 74 WrlH His SP.EA.TE.ST POEM, FAUST" n 3,000 PRECIOUS STONES AMD rf$ VA.I.UE E.XC.E.EP'5. 25"o ,000,000 -- "fitE MOST" VALUABLE. OF ALL-PrlE Royw. CROWN? IKI .EXISTENCE. EA WAS USED A$ A REMEDY F °R- HOUT, , E.PU.EPSY, COUC AND C/VrXRRrl-IN oF -frlE I8TJ1 CENTURY -- COFFEE. WAS SINHl.AvR.LY U$Ht? AS A ·RE.MHPY COPYRIGHT. 1937. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION . I~ZO A.M D , B . DIET and HEALTH By L O G A N Cl-ENDENtNG, M. D. OLD COLD TREATMENT EFFECTIVE "HiVERY YEAR about this time, this department ·*-·' receives many letters from generous-minded readers giving us methods of preventing colds. Many of these are accompanied by a recommendation to the effect that (he user has not had a cold for 30 years, sometimes 20 years. In general, the remedies are worth trying; at least, they are harmless and may give mental comfort to the user, but the phrase that a person has not had a cold for 20 years suggests more that he has come into the period of immunity from colds rather than that any particular remedy will actually prevent them. We eventually acquire imm nity to colds, and people over 40 are seldom subject to them. They are certainly not as likely to catch a cold once or twice a year as those at Hie age o£ 20. Those who do catch cold over the age of 40 are likely to be the ones with Dr. Clendonins elu ' 011 ' c respiratory trouble of the ^ · nose or lungs, as described in the article yesterday. The commonest recommendation for the prevention of colds that reaches this column is the use of fruit and fruit juices especially lemons and oranges and grapefruit. Undoubtedly these natural fruits ate useful through the winter and help to keep the body neutral. Another favorite remedy is the use of sodium bicarbonate to alkalinize the body. As I say, tried by anyone who wishes, but prevention of colds is certainly riot guaranteed from their use. \ye.have not made much progress in the treatment of colds since the days of our grandmothers, and I believe the oldfashioned heating and sweating system is as good as anything for treatment. The ordinary cold which does not fasten itself on the basis of a chronic infection of the nose, throat or lungs, rujns an acute course of about three days, with a recovery period of about two weeks in which the sufferer is more uncomfortable to his neighbors than to himself. The first day, as we said yesterday, ushers in the cold with a raw uncomfortable feeling in the threat, tightness in the nose, a decided sense of chilliness on the surface of the aody. This latter symptom is a point of attack by ireatment which has proved itself through the years. If, on tiie first day, the victim is lucky enough to be at home where a faithful relative can give him, or her, the "works," this is what should be done: A preliminary dose of epsom salts. A hot mustard foot-bath before an open fire or a radiator. A teaspoon ot domestic mustard lied in a muslin bag, should be allowed to soak in a quart ot cool water. Do not put the mustard in hot water because that, 'f first applied, will not extract essential oils from .he mustard. When the patient is ready a gallon of water at 110 or 120 degrees F. may be added. Remember that the feet are more sensitive to hot vater than the hands. Wh^- taking the foot-bath, .he patient should drink a glass of very hot lemonade with five grains of aspirin. And then get into )ed, well covered up, until the reaction with sweat- ng sets in. ( There is no good scientific explanation of the effectiveness of this treatment, although there are ome suggestions. Winternitz found that heat or cold applied to the feet would increase intracranial circulation. . The dilatation of all the surface blood vessels makes the patient more comfortable and seems to nduce a reflex action. TOMORROW By CLARK K1NNA1HD N otable Births--Francis Hackett, b. 1883, Irish literary artist who has made best sellers of biographies of Henry VIII and Francis I ... Philip Morton Shand, b. 1888, gourmet and writer for gourmands-- A Book About Food, A Book About Wines, etc. . . . Carveth Wells, b. 1877, traveler and lecturer . . . Fred Astaire,' Jr., b. 1936, son of the photoplay actor. Jan. 21, 1627--Robert Boyle was born in Munster,.Ireland, the 14th child and 7th son of an Earl of Cork. A prodigy, he spoke Latin and French as an infant, and went to college at eight. He was 34 when he wrote one of the revolutionary books of history, The Skeptical Chymist, a bitter attack on alchemists which cleared the way for the important advances in chemical knowledge of the next 150 years. Until this time, the world clung to the Aristotlcan theory that everything in the world was fashioned out of four sustenances--earth, nir, fire and water! ONE MINUTE PULPIT--As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool.--Proverbs 26:1. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY Told by r.lobe- Gazelle FMej Thirty Years The following officers were elected at the annual meeting of the toara of directors of the Iowa Hardware Dealers Insurance association today: S. I? Miles, Mason City, president; L. Lindenburg, Dubuque, vice president; L. R. Bailey, Mason City treasurer, and A. R. Sale, Mason City, secretary. Mr. and Airs. Daniel P. Davey of Janesville, Wis arrived in the city yesterday for a visit with relatives. Stanley Williams has returned from a business visit at Minneapolis. Jay D. Nichols is looking after business in Chippewa Falls, Wis., for a few days. C. A. Sayles left last night for a few days business visit at Decorah. Twcnty ; Years Ago-Mrs. Mead Steele of Coon Rapids is visiting relatives in the city for a few days. DUBUQUE--S. J. Sobieske of Mason City was elected secretary of the Elks State Bowling league and Mason City was selected as the site of the 1918 meeting of the Iowa Elks' Bowling association at the 1917 meeting held here today. J. E. Larrow and Earl Durfec of Detroit, Mich., ar.e transacting business in the city today. WASHINGTON--Funeral services for Admiral Dewey were conducted today under the dome of the capitol, attended by President Wilson, members of the cabinet, supreme court and a notable company. The admiral's body was taken to Arlington national cemetery for burial. Mrs. Dora Stoddard left last night for a visit with relatives at Boscobel, Wis. Ten Years Agn-Basketball scores last night included the following: Iowa State 22, Grinnell 19; Michigan 25, Illinois 24; Indiana 36, Northwestern 24, and Wisconsin 33, Chicago 20. , Melvin Burzette, the man "who slept in the arms of the state," pleaded guilty to second degree murdor as an accomplice of his older cousin, Everett Burzette, in the murder of Morris C. Van Note, Lime creek school officer, and was sentenced to 12 yenrs at the state penitentiary at Fort Madison by Judse M. H. Kepler of Northwood. GRINNEL--"Mike" Hyland has resigned as football coach at Grinnell college. Mr. and Mrs. .Tames McGuire returned today to their home at Minneapolis following a visit with relatives. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG HOMES INSTEAD OF TRIBUTE ROCHESTER, Minn.--Few people realize the tremendous interest' burden that goes with the issuance of interest-bearing, tax-exempt government bonds. From June 30, 1917, to December 31, 1336. this form of unearned tribute, to the money manipulators, has cost the toiling masses the staggerine sum of $15,018,180,704.56. Instead of our government t u r n i n g this enormous amount of money over to the money lords in unearned tribute, under the guise of interest, let us suppose it had been made available to the men and women who toil, (and from whence it came), in the form of non-interest bearing loans, o£ say $3,00(1 each, for the purpose of. building comfortable homes. Such loans to be repaid at. the rate of 5 per cent each year, or $12.50 per month, to be applied on the principal, as there would be no interest. Well, if t h a t had been done there would have been an average of 250,000 new homes built each year under this arrangement, or a total of nearly five million homes during this 19'A year period. With an average of five in a family, llVnt woulr! have cared for 25 million ot those people who are now housed in quarters that are unfit for humun habitation. Within a year from now the 250,000 homes built during the first year of this period would be paid for in full, and another 250,000 would be paid up in full each year thereafter. So there would now be nearly 7 Vis billion dollars in the United States treasury from repayments. That would be enough to build another 2i£, million $3,000 homes. \ If that had been done, about the only unemployed now would be those seeking jobs, in the operation of relief offices. If that hart been done communists would be as scarce as hen's teeth in this country, and communism would be n foreign word to us. Furthermore, the money changers would save a lot of time now spent in cutting coupons ind in worrying about re-investing their unearned tribute. _ , . ' S. O. SANDERSON. Rochester, Minn, OBSERVING tt^^ About the Children of Two Great Poets intercepted from the Frederic J. Haskin "question and answer" mail a letter that was so very informative that I decided to pass It along here. A Globe-Gazette reader had asked Mr. Haskin to tell her something about the three children of Nathaniel 'Hawthorne and the five children of Henry W. Longfellow. This was the response: "The . children of Nathaniel Hawthorne were Julian, who became a writer, Una, the elder daughter whose last years were spent in London in caring for destitute children, and Rose who married George Parsons Lathrop in London. The conversion to the Catholic faith of Mr. and Mrs. Lathrop occurred in 1891. Mrs. Lathrop established a Nursing Order, became, its, Mother Superior, and gave her life to the care of destitute cancer patients. She was known as Mother Alphonsa. Rose Hawthorne was born in 1851 and died in 1926. Her sister, Una, died in 1877. "Following are the children of Henry Longfellow: Charles Appleton Longfellow, born June 9, 1844, died April 13, 1893. Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow, Nov. 23, 1845 to Nov. 24, 1921. Frances Longfellow, April 4, 1847 to Sept. 11, 1848. Alice Longfellow, unmarried, Sept. 22, 1850 to Dec. 7, 1928. Edith Longfellow (Mrs. Richard Henry Dana) died July 21, 1915. Anne Allegra Longfellow (Mrs. Joseph G. Thorp) died on Feb. 28, 1934, at the age of 78. Mrs. Thorp was the last daughter of Longfellow. She died at the family home, Craigie House, on Brattle Street, Cambridge Mass. "It may interest you to know that Longfellow was 50 when the daughter, Annie, was born. When he wrote the Children's Hour, this daughter was 2, Edith 1 5 and Alice was 9. "Mrs. Thorp. was survived by five daughters and a number of grandchildren." --o--· "Cunning" TS T o Compliment When Applied to a Child «=ay^am going to quit referring 3§B^ lo children as "cunning," "«»^ when a compliment is intended. Cunning means "artful, ingenious or giving evidence of art or ingenuity." Obviously in the sense oC attractive or amusing, cunning is a colloquialism--and just a bit out of propriety. I'll probably fall back on "cute," which is a contraction for "acute" and only a little less unsatisfactory. Usage, however, has pretty much given it a sanction in the sense discussed here. $200,000,000 Sucked Yearly by Embezzlers 4H%. have heard that the na- opggg lion's crime bill each year vas?^ exceeds the amount spent on education. Whether that's completely true or not, I couldn't say. I note, however, that a study recently completed by the United States Fidelity and Guaranty company- shows embezzling to cost American business more than 5200,000,000 annually. And this, of course, is just one branch of the broad field of crime. --o-How's One lo Know About a Bicycle? have been asked to say something about bicycles oy a Mason Cityan who has arrived at a stage where she has an almost uncontrollable impulse to climb a tree every time she sees one coming. The phobia developed this alarming outward, expression after years of leaning and dodging about in a "fast wearying effort to decide just what those madly skittering machines and their youthful drivers were planning to do next. With a maniacal gleam, unexpected in eyes of those so young as bicyclists, the drivers send their wheels out between automobiles halted by stop signs or along the sidewalks, once the safe place for pedestrians, or careening dizzily down thoroughfares. Perhaps the bicycle driver could have a set of signals so the wary walker would know how to get out of the way. Most walkers, at this stage of the game, are only too glad to get out of the way. Perhaps a lane for bicycle drivers could be arranged, although the bicycle drivers she has seen do not look like people who could be confined by anything less, competent than a padded cell. Sometimes, she of the bicycle phobia admits, the padded cell would seem a heavenly haven as the conviction grows on her that life is not just a bowl of cherries, but actually, a six day bicycle race.. --o--. Mississippi River Distances Listed was interested in a table of Mississippi river distances . I picked up recently in a Mississippi- Valley association bulletin. Minneapolis is 1,833 miles from the Gulf of Mexico; Winona, 1,784 miles; Dubuque, 1,568; Clinton, 1,504; Davenport, 1,466; Muscatine, 1,466; Burlington, 1,386; Keokuk, 1,342; Hannibal, Mo., 1,287, and St. Louis, 1,150. Quite a stream, our old Mississippi! Answers to Questions' By t'iti:i)i:nic J. -r-ii',. I ' ! ' : 'i'| SE S° IK ~A "?? C f "£" *,','."" «»»·« to ,nr fl n M lio n ,,} fact by Knlinr the Mason C i t y G l o l i e - G a z c U e ' j Information Bureau. Frederic J Ha«. kin, Director. Washington, D. C. TlMse s e n d thre, (3) cents p.itar. !«r rep". Who said thai the American ni- onccr didn't want all the land-lie .just wanted the land next to his own? K. G. Attributed to L. W. Fnwles. Is marti'iand's new novel, "The Late George Anloy," a satire on Boston society? D. V. So treated by the reviewers. How communicate with the American Kock Garden society? F. R. Mrs., Dorothy E. Hnnscll is secretary, 12GO Sixth avenue, New York, N. Y. Why da apple frees bear larger fruit some years? M. BL. Extremes of temperature, either heat or cold, tend to check growth, producing maturity while the apples are smaller. Amount of rainfall also has sonic influence on size. Who captured Major Andre (luring- the Revolutionary war? W. M. Three American mill tinmen, John Pnuldtng, David Willinms and Isaac Van Wart. Hn\v ninny New Yorkers live in tenements? TI. W. Approximately 2,000,000. Some buildings are 75 years old and none less than 35. How tall were the Prussian guards of the former Kaiser of Germany? II. T. Without shoes, 7 feet tall. Do cross word puzzles greatly increase the sales oC dictionaries? P. K. In early days of the cross-word puzzle craze, publishers of dic- iionnries state, there was a sharp ncrease in their sales, but in recent years sales directly attributed to the fad have not been noticeable. Arc vehicles used in harness ·acincr on ice equipped with rnn- ncrs like slcigrhs? .T. W. Slciphs, or similar vehicles are not used. Pneumatic-tired light sulkies of the same k i n d used on the dirt tracks are driven. The driver is close to the hind legs of .he horse on a seat the size of an English h u n t i n g saddle. Where Is the Toy Mart JinliP* T. B. The American Toy Mart is held riuarterly at the American Furni- ure mart in Chicago in conjunction with the seasonal furniture markets. ' How many tlrup stores in New York City? E. II. Three thousand seven hundred. How many Americans are fly- ng war planes in the Spanish war? B. II. About 10. Is education compulsory [n Ire- antl? T. C. Primary education is at the ircscnt time administered by the .wo governments funclionins in 'rolnnrl. The northern government ias its own education department and the Free State has charge of rimary education in its territory. Sducation in the primary grades is free and compulsory, but in many rural districts 'the attendance law is poorly enforced. How many cases are handled by I he missine persons bureau of the New York police department? E. S. For the 11 months ending Nov. 30, 1936, the' bureau handled 31,389 cases of missing persons and unidentified dead from a l l - p a r t s of the world. Of this number only !,40n cases remain unsolved. · Who are the "Thomas Christians"? A. T. Followers of the Malabar rite because oC their tradition that St. Thomas the Apostle evangelized them. What is the literal meeting 'of Sinn Fein? F. R. "Ourselves alone." Ditl Mary Totid Lincoln receive a 55,000 pension as the widow of a president? .N. M. , It was only $3,000 a year. When were marble-topped .stands and fables popular? O. B. At t h e i r height in the 1870's. Of \vhoni was it said when he died. "He will lint like God?" S;iid made nf Matthew Arnold. Who \\-ns Hie outstanding- athlete of 103(5? HI. R. In a poll conducted by the Associated Press, Jesse Owens, fam- our Negro sprinter and broad- jumper, was named the outstanding athlete of 1935. The second selection was Carl Owen Hubbell, pitcher ot the New York Giants. THE NEW TESTAMENT The Globe-Gazette is able to offer such a volume with a mass of supplementary material such a* harmony of the Gospels, great periods of Bible history, and a specially prepared section giving th« names of trees, waters, mountains, musical instruments and birds that arc named in the Bible. It gives many important fncts such as the longest book and the shortest verse. This unusual volume contains 25-1 pages printed on thin Bible paper anrl is bound in a flexible black cover. Get a copy for the mere cost and handling charge of 20 cents. Write now. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 20 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the New Testament. Name Street City Slate ' (Mall to Washington, D. CJ

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