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\ · i t t l a MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAFEU Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY ^1-123 East Stale S t r e e t T e l e p h o n e No. 3800 -MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 21 · 1937 L E E P . LOOMIS - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL. - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class matter April 17, 1330, at the pnst- ice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1878. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS whlcu is exclusively cn- UUea to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all local news. r i p MEMBER, IOWA DAH.V PRESS ASSOCIATION, wilh Des Moines news and business offices at 4D5 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Hasan City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lake. i by the year .57.00 by the week s .15 OUTSIDE flIASON CUT AND CLEAR L A K E AND WITHIN JCO MILES OK .MASO.V CITY Per year by carrier f?.00 By mail 6 months sa.liS Per week by carrier ....S .IS By mail 3 months S1.2S Per year by mail S1.00 By mail 1 month s .50 OUTSIDE 101) MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Fer Year...$5.00 Six months.. $3.25 Three months. .51.75 IN ALL STATES OTIiEB THAN . I01PA AXD MINNESOTA Per sr..$8.00 6 months. .S4.50 3 months..52.50 1 month. .| The Real Wisconsin Issue /"lOV. PHIL LA FOLLETTE recently made a ges- *-* ture of disinterestedness in the University of Wisconsin flareup which brought about the firing of President Glenn Frank by inviting President James Conant of Harvard university to come to the Badger state and make an independent investigation. Doctor Conant was unable to accept the invitation but in the exchange of correspondence some interesting light was thrown on the issues involved in the controversy. "The question to be determined," wrote the young governor, "would seem to be whether there is in fact legitimate basis for consideration by the regents of the University of Wisconsin of the ad- yisability of renewing the administrator's contract." 'Having in mind that the opposition to President Frank came wholly from regents appointed by La Follette, and assumedly pledged to vote for the Frank expulsion, Doctor Conant wrote: "The real problem at present at the University of Wisconsin seems to me to be quite different from the one you state in your letter, if you will allow me to say so. The problem seems to me to [ be whether or not this present board of regents i has tlie capacity, competence, and independence [ j to make a judgment free from prejudice of a po- j litical or personal nature. The question before the \ ( board · is whether they have confidence in the , president. The question before the educational I world and the people of your state is whether they ] i have confidence in the board of regents. "Closely connected with this question of the- i ability and independence of this particular board j in this particular ease, is the question of the proper relation of such a board to the whole structure of the state government. I cannot help feeling 5 that the arrangements in the state of Wisconsin j are not particularly happy in this regard and not f , such -as to reassure those who may have grave j doubts about the board during a crisis such as the tj present." . ' ' f ' The Harvard this got fight down to j bedrock.' The University of Wisconsin has been made a political football by the La Follette machine, a fact wliich is not obscured by all of young Phil's high-sounding talk about his affection for his alma ^ :«ater. Once Iowa was drifting in that same direc- r -5 tion but the appointees themselves on c'oming face i face_with the issue, be it_said to their credit de- was'Sv'uowa rather than to a political sponsor. And we were spared such a debacle as our neighbor state is now experiencing. John Bull's Journalism rpHESE past two months have brought an amazing change in English journalism. After maintaining what they believed to be a dignified silence while the king involved himself in a romance which led'to his abdication, the newspapers of London have waked up. · " · For a while, of course, the editorial writers busied themselves with an excoriation o£ the "yellow" journalism from across the sea. But when this was completed, there was a decided drift in the direction of the very thing they so stingingly condemned.- As a matter of fact, some of these publications seem, to have out-Hearsted Hearst. The royal family is no longer sacro-sanct. This has been demonstrated in the recent escapade of the Duke of Kent, whose ideas of a good time are strangely like those of his eldest brother. In all except the staid old London Times, his New Year's eve visit with a former mannequin to a circus phrenologist has been held up to the white light. Perhaps the pronouncement of Lord Beaverbrook in his Daily Express, in connection with the New Year's eve incident, is best indicative of the evolution to which we' have made reference: "Publication of news about people is not always acceptable to the people concerned. It is too bad for them. One way to keep clear of such news is not to do things that make such news." In contrast the Times explains its pqlicy thus: "There is no golden rule for news, though just sometimes it is silence that is golden and not publication. All that can be hoped for is love of the truth and an eye for perspective and sense of pro- No person should be permitted to take t o ' t h !i'oad in an automobile who is not prepared to mee the financial liability which attaches to motoring. Twice the auto industry has been the principa wedge used to break up a depression. Its paralysi at this time would be nothing short o£ tragic. Tiiat republican bolter in.'the Iowa house coul prove that he was moved by conviction by refus ing to accept special reward for his act. Fred Biermann will have a large part of thi country behind him in his attack on the furthe issuance o£ tax-exempt securities. Glenn Frank's prospects of getting another jo as good as his last one are really much brighte than Eddie Windsor's. We are no prophet or prophet's son, but we'! wager that Mexico will soon become sick of playin host to Leon Trotzky. Mr. Lemke says he still likes the people o America but he can't understand their poor iude ment at times. The United Slates senate minority coulct jus about hold its caucuses in a telephone booth. Simile: Rare as a Mussolini smile. PROS and CONS JUDGE CLARK DIED IN HARNESS Charles City Press: He died in the harness Tha as particularly true of the late Judge J. J. 'Clark on of the judges of the twelfth judicial'district, at hi home in Mason City while in his office at the coui house. For 38 years he presided over the court, in this district, a hale fellow well met, with al ways a cheery word and a lofty spirit, and his serv ices on the bench wore always of the highest char acter and his decisions above suspicion. Judg Clark represented the highest morals in public an social life, and his friends in Charles City wer numbered by his acquaintances. WHEN WRESTLING WAS WRESTLING Atlantic/TMews-Telegraph: .The deaih of tha sturdy old wrestler, Farmer Burns, leaves Eai Caddock, former Cass county man, now of Walnu about the only one of the older wrestlers still o; the scene. Caddock was champion before the gam was a test in gouging out eyes and dislocatins necks, and killing opponents. Some of the ol timers, sucli as Frank Gqlcb, who was rough enougl in his day, "would be somewhat surprised if the\ could note the -tactics adopted by those who follow the sport today. SMALL TOWN PROBLEM TOO Swea. City Herald: Slowly, much more slowly than in the larger towns, the realization grow among us small tovvners that we must be more aler in handling traffic. We have definitely left the easy tempo of the horse and''buggy days, and practices we used even five years ago must be revised -- p.* · ._ AN UMBLEMISHED RECORD ITorthwood Anchor: The fellow who writes this hasn't broken a single New Year resolution yet It's hardly worth bragging about, however,-since the only resolution he made was not to make any resolutions but just to do the best he could from day to day, , . ' '··', SUCH NONESSENTIALS AS FOOD! fpwa Falls Citizen: lowans spent more t than 26 million dollars for beer; more than 11 million dollars for cigarets and more than six million dollar for hard liquor in the last year. Wonder what tin food bill was? portion.' Those are nice sounding words. But the English, public is coming to believe that it's just as ·much, the truth when their dukes step out as when commoners do it--and a lot more interesting. It Isn't going to be forgotten soon that the truth about a former king had to be gleaned American, newspapers, the only ones in the world not under suppression,- compulsory or self-imposed. In the Red Once More CHICAGO is again paying the penalty for its ill '"' managed municipal government. Payless days Yflt for city employes including the public school teach]\(\ ers are a sain in prospect because only 76 per cent ; 1 of the tax bills 'from 1928 to 1934 have been col- 5 i ^ lected. The expenditures of the city of Chicago | i ^ during fhat period have been 95 per cent of the ! ] - taxes levied. The city treasury is .without funds for i 1 the February pay roll because of the failure to en- ( ' force tax collection. *' Lax financial management has for many years been apparent in the government of Chicago. Legislative aid has to be asked at every session of the j legislature to keep Chicago on a salary paying basis. ' The time is not distant when the Chicago teach- j ^ ers will be many months behind in their salaries. A ( -, repetition of these defaults is forecast unless the ·v ]j legislature again comes to the assistance of the '^ Illinois metropolis and provides a method for loans / j to meet emergency payments. JM Cook county's tax collection troubles .date back f to a reassessment in 1928. All kinds of legal actions resulted from this reassessment. Poor bookkeeping j j j added to the difficulties and now failure to enforce collections has made the situation critical. The trouble will never be remedied until the citizens of Chicago substitute good government /clone in which patronage and ward polilics cut far top! large a figure. FOR AN.ENLARGED MINNESOTA PATROL Einmons, Minn., Leader: Why wouldn't it be good business for Minnesota to expand its highway patrol that no wild-eyed motorist could get away with his recklessness? The cost? Think what it is costing nmv! ° ARE YOUR EARS BURNING? Forest City Republican: Folks, why don't you clean off your sidewalks? If you think your neglect and disregard for the safely and convenience of others is overlooked, you are mistaken. A PRETTY LIVE OLD ANIMAL Fenton Reporter: The republican majority in the Iowa senate and the evenly divided house of representatives indicates that, in this state at least, the G. O. P. elephant is far from dead. WHEREIN AN EDITOR TELLS 'EM Jefferson Bee: If this city hasn't brains enough to devise a plan to get snow off streets, let's move the courthouse to Winkelman Switch and hibernate with the bears in winter. GOVERNOR--NOT COLONEL! Marshalltown Times-Republican: Nels G. Kraschel is now governor of Iowa and he can put that auctioneer title of colonel in cold storage ^or a couple of years.' IT WAS IN*NOHTH IOWA Boone News-Republican: Iowa has a singing mouse, too, it seems. Well, as you know, of all that is good, Iowa affords the best--even musical mousles. . PROBES THAT MAKE PAGE 1 Newton News: Investigations make great reputations for a lot of senators who otherwise would never be heard of. Brookhart just lived off investigations. SPEAKING OF IOWA'S LOWER HOUSE Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: The two-party system is the best that democratic government has devised, but we can't make progressive laws with tie- votes. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG A LAW TO STOP KIDNAPING! MASON CITY--Can it be done? I believe in a measure it can, if our government would ask the parent not to pay any ransom whatsoever. Then the government would at once set its forces after the kidnaper, and not wait days and weeks, giving the kidnaper a chance to get away. The country" would honor a parent that would obey such a law. But if the parent was not willing to obey the law he would be free to use his own judgment and run his own risk. We.would like every one to weigh this matter well. " The devil is a liar and has-always been so. He stole our first parents from God, and it took more than gold and silver to get us back. It has been proved that our gold and silver are cankered and are witnesses against us. They have not brought us our children back. Let us rather be willing to obey God and trust Him, if we obey His commandment He has promised to hear us if 'wo ask anything according to His will, and it is God's will that we should be subject unto the higher powers, for they are of God, (Rom. 13-1). We would highly honor parents who were willing to^obcy the law and willing like Abraham to make the sacrifice and offer up their child, that rather than tempting the kidnaper with When the kidnaper found that there was lulll; , in it for him, there then would be no temptation for him to steal the child. 813 Fourth Street Southwest, money, no money NELS HANSON. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott COPYRIGHT. 1937. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN Cl.ENDENING, HI. D. r. Clendening PRACTICING MEDICINE IN CHINA A BOUT ALL that most people know concerning ** the practice of medicine in China is that the doctor is paid to keep you well: No fee when he attends you for illness. And that isn't true. I recently saw a collection of instruments and objects used in medical practice in China. Also textbooks in medicine. One curious object was a smal soapstone image of a Chinese lady lying' as on her bed -- perfectly nude. Every Chinese household of the upper class had one of these for the benefit of the doctor. A doctor in China, m the old days, would not be allowed to examine f- 4 a woman's body under any circumstances. So the sick woman made a mark on the little naked image where she had a pain, and \ the attendant took the image to tne doctor, who thereupon pre- scri ted the treatment. ,. . ' A great deal of the practice of -nedicme was taken up with acupuncture. This was system. of sticking needles underneath the skin f the sick person. Elaborate charts of the human body were made, and spots marked on them 'here the acupuncture needles were to be insert- d for various diseases. The makers of these harts must have known a great deal about anato- ly, for the needles are stuck in exactly where here are no blood vessels or nerves in the way. I have heard an eye witness tell of seeing a hinese doctor insert one of the acupuncture eedles into the soft tissue of the neck exactly ver the top of the breastbone to a depth o£ three r four inches. That would take some skill to ecp from hitting the large blood vessels. The eedles are not sterilized: In fact they are lubri- ated in the Sector's hair. If the patient gets vorse after the treatment this is always 'ascribed o the disease. Clever, these Chinese. The tongue book was the one in the collection vhich particularly caught my attention. Pictures f^he appearance' of the tongue in different dis- ases. People of my generation will remember rhen the doctors of our country used to look at te tongue first thing. They seldom do it now. 'erhaps the interest the Chinese show in it is due o the fact that the tongue is affected in conditions f poor nutrition, when vitamins and fresh food re absent. from the diet. Such conditions would e very common in China. New scientific methods in medicine are coming ito China to replace the old methods. In this nine exhibit were a number of the health posters f the new China. They leach graphically by picures: One set shows the care given the prospective mother and the new-born baby. Others show foods ontaining vitamins, and vaccination against small- ox and diphtheria. Most graphic were the ones esigncd to prevent the spread of animal parasites -- liver flukes especially,' so common in China, almost unknown in this country of comparatively ood sanitation and plumbing. The new medicine will overcome the old Yang nd Yin medicine, as described by Mrs. Alice isdale Hobart in her recent novel of that name. ALL OF US By M A R S H A L L MASI.I.V ijotable Births--Yehudl Menuhin, b. 1917, Cali" fornia-bprn prodigy violinist . . . Margaret ose Valliquietto, known as June Knight, b. 1913, age and pholoplay actress . .'. Constance Collier, , 1878, actress . . . Raymond L. Ditmars, b. 1876, ation's foremost authority on reptiles who used be a newspaperman himself. He first became terested in snakes while covering the zoo for is paper . . . Kenneth H. Kingsbury, b. 1876, oil- ian . . . Haig Patigian, b. 1876, Armenian-born merican sculptor . . . Francis Bacon, b. 1561 in ondon, with a future as philosopher, encyclo- cdist, statesman, judge who took bribes and reput- d author of Shakespeare's plays . . . Elkanah 'atson, b. 1758 in Plymouth, Mass. He was in is forties and a merchant in Albany, N. Y. when e became one of the country's benefactors by riginating the idea of the county and state agri- ultural fair arid the farmer's union. He also was rst to advance the construction of the Erie canal nd as early as 1816 put forward a plan for a Great akes-to-ocean waterway. Jan. 22, 1673--First postal service between New ork and Boston began, on a monthly schedule. Jan.. 22, 1799--First territorial legislature in hio met at Cincinnati. O N E ' M I N U T E PULTIT--Be not your own conceits.--Romans 12:16. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY^s.!s%:.- Thirty Years Afro-Wilbur Vassal- of Chicago is visiting friends in the city for a few days. T. R. Glanville has returned from a few day's business trip to Oelwein. Mrs. W.- H. Hathorn left today for Marshall Texas, where she will visit her mother for one month. A. G. Law of Ventura was in the city today on business. Mrs. Matt Patton and son Jack of Mitchell, S. Dak., are visiting relatives in the city. Sam Hoyt, who has been spending his vacation with his parents here, returned today to his school duties at Ames. Ed Ban- irr of Austin, Minn., is in the city on a trip.' '·'" · , business Twenty Years Howard Knesel has returned from a few days business trip at DCS Moines. Ina Bjorgo spent the past few days visiting with iier parents at Kensett. Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Shipley are spending the week visiting the auto show at Chicago. Clarence Timmerman lias returned from a few days business trip at Minneapolis. J. L. MacAvoy is spending the week in St. Paul, Minn., at the ice carnival. Raymond Blackmond and son Martin of Eldora have returned home following a few days visit ·vith relatives in the city. Ten Years Ago-Dr. M, E. Budlong left today on a business trip to Davenport. While sorting his morning mail today, Tom Arthur, Cecil theater manager, came upon a mysterious package containing a small cedar chest in which there was 56,422 in cash. An unsigned note accompanying the package was typewritten and said "Please accept this as payment of a debt of many years." The return address in Dubuque proved to be a vacant lot. WASHINGTON--Under a resolution introduced :oday by Senator Frazier, republican, North Dakota, the senate would go on record as opposing Lhe use by the president of armed forces against Mexico during a recess of congress. M. J. Golden of Boone was a business visitor n the city yesterday. TOMORROW By CL»\nK K f M N A H t l ) GIVING A SMALL BOY HIS BATH p-M SORRY for any father who never has had the fun of giving his small son his evening bath. To some this may seem a trivial pleasure. There may be some enlightened and superior beings who may say that it is nothing to be compared with read- ng a great book,, seeing a great play, hearing great music, or doing great deeds of heroism or unselfish- less. But we're not talking about major joys, we're alking of the minor delight of giving a small boy lis bath. We'll start with him in the bathroom after ve've answered that inevitable question: "Why do have to take a bath?" and after we've overcome vhatever conventional objections he may have had. First he has to turn on the water. That's his ob and you can't do it. He won't let you. Then le has to take away his horn, his harmonica, a ouvem'r picture card that's very precious to him, a few nails, a small rubber ball, and a couple f marbles . . . His small sweater comes over his lead, his small trousers drop down, his shoes come ff--and while the tub is filling you wash his teeth, h a t s , a job father never does as thoroughly as lother, but it's done at last and he insists on put- ing the cap on the tube before he's plopped into ic water. And then the soaping, which is quite a job, be- ause he's ticklish . . . Soap his ears and wash his eck and scrub those dirty knees 'and rinse him ff and answer questions: Why is soap slippery? Vhere does water come from and where does it o? And why does it get dark'and where does he sun go to bed and where's the moon now? And an daddy make a gurgle-gurgle noise like the wa- er going down the pipe? . . . And all shiny-wet, he oes into the big bath towel and comes out again ooking so clean and pink and innocent that you ardly know that small boy ... Then into his pajamas and a drink of water into him and a race to is room and he kicks off his slippers and he puts way his treasures so he'll sec them first tlvr.g in ic morning--and then he lias to "love you and hug au and he's under the covers and looking at the ghts out the window. And you tell Him good night and put out Ihe gilt and go quietly down the hnll. It was fun iving him a bath--and it certainly is a relief to ave him in bed at last! ^ OBSERVING Christmas Necktie War Goes Into Fifth Phase dlgg*^ quote the following from «S|gP Ward Barnes' "Human In^^^ terest" column i n t h e Eagle.Grove Eagle as a means of bringing readers down to date on that sanguinary Christmas necktie war that had its inception in this space, as I recall it: "The Christmas necktie wai which this writer started in a moment of inadvertence, moves into its fifth phase during the past week. H. L. Campbell, 'H. L. C. 1 of Mason City sends us allegedly his version of the ultimate in neckwear, or is it "neckware'.'" " 'Dear Mr. Barnes: " 'Merry Christmas for 1927-2829-30 or thereabouts. Santa Glaus told me you liked a blue blend. Here 'tis. If you'd rather have red am sure Guy Hinkley will exchange it for you. H. L. C.' " 'Happy New Year for the same period.'" 'The tie must have been exchanged in transit, because it is a bright red and black check, ready tied and hooks on to the collar button. "It would be dangerous to wear this tie without a non-explosive rubber collar. Guy Hinkley will furnish the collar and now i£ E. J. B. at Clarion will send us a shirt to go with it, we will be all set. "We were all ready to admit this was just another ment, when H. L. lost C. argu- through with this necktie,'which appears to prove everything we have contended about Christmas ties. Or perhaps H. L. C. is color blind, sending us a red check, when the above invoice calls for a 'blue blend.' " Can Bums Notify Their Mates of Easy IHarks? JOSH?,, have often wondered whe- SggMher bums really do have sr a way of marking the houses where handouts are available. Can the "knight of t r i e road" who gets a sandwich and a :up of coffee leave a mark on a tree or somewhere else notifying iiis · fraternity brothers of his pleasant find? Can he put the process into reverse and warn his confreres of a savage housewife or an unfriendly dog? There's quite a bit of evidence that there s such a system of intelligence communication but I haven't yet : ound proof. When "Hairbreadth Harry" comes back to town, as he undoubtedly will some of these lays, I'm sony to say, I'm going o try to draw him out on the sub- ect. Only the Half of a Very Sad Story "see you've gone in for va- said Pat "You're Wearing a green sock on one foot and a rea one 012 the other." "Yeah," replied Mike, with a show of disgust. "And the heck of it is I have another pair just like 'em at home." For this little story I have my jfuend Joe FJynri of Decorah to thank. If Joe regales his fellow legislators with this-kind of story down there at Des Moines, I haven't any. doubt but that he'll be able to get over his proposal for an Iowa automobile license plate shaped like an ear of corn. Those Traffic Lights Were Intended for All ffgii^. second the motion, L. S. I vjsis|? agree wholeheartedly with ^St*"you in your view that Mason City is ready for a firm enforcement of the traffic lights against pedestrians as well as against motorists. In the first half of 1935 the total of pedestrians killed on the streets and highways of Iowa was almost exactly half of the grand total. There is no good reason to believe that this picture was greatly changed the second six months. It is logical to assume that about 250 of the 525 killed by motor vehicles were on foot. The nub of this is that it's the pedestrian who gets hurl when there's a debate with ah automobile or truck. And the strict enforcement of traffic lights on foot travelers as well as riders in motor vehicles would be a life-saver, along with expediting traffic. Back in the old days members of the'state legislature used to shy away from a law to require horse- drawn vehicles to carry a light on the roads at night. The theory was that it would incur the opposition of rural residents and scare away their votes in future elections. That wasn't a very complimentary estimate of our farm population. The measure was designed for the protection of the traveling public, which consists of rural as well as town people. As it turned out, this fear on the part of the law-makers'never had any substance. It was purely a product of the imagination. A recollection of this convinces me that the city officials here and everywhere would have the blessing of a great majority of people if they took this long overdue step, with a period of information and education preceding the "crackdown" stuff. Answers to Questions By F R E D E R I C J. IIASK1N PLEASE NOTE--A reader capi cut the answer to any n u c j l i o n or tact hy w r i t i n g the 5Uso,, city G l o o e - G a r c l l e - s Inlurmaliou Bureau, Frederic J. llas- k i n . Director, Washington, n. C. Tlease send three (.1) cent! postage lor reply. Where is there a statue to the "VIorgan horse? G. N. The Morgan horse was developed in New England. In 1921, a statue of Justin Morgan, the pro- lenitor of this race, was erected on .he U. S. Morgan horse farm at Middlebury, Vt., on the hundredth anniversary of the deatli of this famous horse. This farm of 400 acres was given to the department of agriculture in 1907, to be used for developing the best Morgan blood. Is India, improving: the quality of the cotton produced there? G. In recent years in India, much emphasis has been placed on. fiber quality and disease resistance. As a whole, the Indian cotton crop las been improved in quality to some extent, and in vertain^areas vhere the breeding work centered and better means of distributing he new stocks of seed have been vorked out. much advance ' has leen made. The greatest improvement in staple length has occurred in the Punjab where American upland varieties have received the widest distribution. Several well- defined wilt-resistant varieties have been developed in India lately. How lone was Brazil a member of the league of nations? J. C. Brazil joined Jan. 10, 1920, and resigned June 13, 1928. Arc more patent medicines pre- parefl for women's use or for men's? H. N. "Facts and Frauds in Women's Hygiene" says that for every patent medicine offered for the exclusive use of men, there are a hundred offered for women alone. Do redwoods grow in California only? T. M. While the Pacific coast is the only place to which redwoods are indigenous, Ihere are a number growing in England. Early English navigators took young trees home and transplanted them successfully. How much spent by all parties on the presidential campaign? H. «J» iV» A senatorial committee says $13,000,000, What is jerry-building? L. W. Building construction in which shoddy, improper and unsatisfactory materials and methods are used. Since the World war, when did (lie railroads carry the highest number of passengers? H. D. In 1920, when 1,234,862,048 passengers were carried by Class I lines. Are most Bibles sold to women? L. F. Salesmen say that women buy four out of every five Bibles sold 'n this country. How is corn used in the manufacture of motor cars? It. W. H. It .is one of the principal farm products consumed in buildirtq cars, being used in m a n u f a c t u r i n g he butyl alcohol and butyl ace- vents for lacquers used in painting the machines. What is (he average temperature during winter !n Miami, Fla.? R. W. It is G9.6 degrees. Average minimum temperature, 63.3, and average maximum, 75.8, Is art criticism prohihitetl in Germany? II. W. On Nov. 27, Dr. Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister, prohibited all art criticism, stating that writers must confine their efforts to description. Is there a French town where ·all labor is done by machinery? H. G. Saint-Hilsiire-suv-Helpe, n e a r Maubeuge, is known as the electrical village. Each home is equipped with alt modern appliances and the town will serve as a model for the creation of other electric villages in France. How many words in Noah Webster's original dictionary? J. T. It contained 38,000 words and his second 70,000. How- fast can Henry Scott play the piano with mittens on his hands? II. W. The pianist, at a .performance in New York City, played 263 notes in six seconds while wearing mittens. DRAWS RECORD - t ^^ ;ate frorn which is'made the sol- When pressure was brought upon Frederic J. Haskin, director of the Washington information bureau of the Globe-Gazette, to issue a popular-priced almanac, no one connected with the'enterprise suspected it would meet with such unparalleled popularity. The mail cleared "through . the Washington bureau, for the week of Jan. 4 to 9 inclusive, was the largest handled by t h a t institution in lit years, when several emergency publications connected wilh the World war .established a record p u l l i n g power that has been unequalled since. " While Uncle Sam's Almanac is a private publication, it is assembled mainly from governmental sources, and the accuracy of its contents is one'of the reasons for the great public appreciation of it. It is an amazing value for a dime. Send for copy today. Use coupon.' The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for "Uncle Sam's Almanac." Wame Street City Stale (Mail to Washington, D. C.) 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