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FEBRUARY 18 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE (Eitti (globe (teette A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 3800 WILL, F. MUSE Editor W. EARL HALL Managing Editor LEE P. LOOMIS Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also al .local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION HATES Daily, per year $7.0( Daily, per week 15 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Daily, per year by carrier. .'. 57.00 Daily, per week by carrier 15 Daily, per year by mail 4.0( 6 months, 52.25; 3 months, 51.25; 1 month 5t Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6.0C 6 months $3.25 3 months 1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter It is better to believe that a man does possess good qualities than to assert that he does not.-CHINESE MORAL MAXIMS I THE WEATHER'S ALL BALLED UP TIITE HESITATE to mention such a delicate subject * * But have you noticed that most of the "unseasonably cold weather" this winter has been in Florida California, Texas and other points south or west? On several occasions lately, the renowned Will Rogers has' referred to "nasty traveling conditions," caused by fog or snow. And in every instance the dateline of his dispatch has been south of the well-known Mason-Dixon line. Mason Cityans have come back from California, their visit cut short by the "chilly weather" and the discomfort caused by orchardists who are resorting to smudges to stave off the freezing of fruits or buds. Native sons have used their stock adjective "unusual" until it's frayed around the edges and threadbare in the center. On .the desk before us as this is written is a copy of the Fountain Inn, S. Car., Tribune, edited by Robert Quillen of "Aunt Het" fame. Robert is down in Florida and every week he writes back to his newspaper to keep the home folks informed of his activities. We'll quote just a few snatches from this letter in question-about Florida's vaunted balmy clime: "The people down here are careful to distinguish between climate and weather. The day we reached St. Petersburg the sun was shining and we were uncomfortably warm in our overcoats. That was climate. Next morning the sky was gray and an icy wind had driven everybody from the .streets. That was weather." "I think I never have been so nearly frozen as I was yesterday. Looking out the window from a .steam-heated hotel and seeing hundreds of people sitting in the sunshine, and remembering how uncomfortably warm I had been the day before, I decided to discard my long ones and put on rayon shorts. It was a blunder. As the day advanced the thermometer dropped lower and lower. At night r "1 we \".'alk,ed out oÂ£ one restaurant and sought an- '' * other btiaiisc Â· i there'^was' ; no"heat. Even in t h e - : heated one we found nearby I ate with my overcoat on and shivered every time the street door opened. After dinner we went to a movie theater that was supposed to be heated, but here again we huddled in our heavy coats and hugged ourselves to still our chattering teeth." "When we got home we piled coal on the fire until the water roared with boiling and then we piled all the blankets on one bed, and then I did something I never before in my life had done-something no other man ever did, I'm sure. I undressed for bed and put on my long undeiwear and then I put on a suit of outing pajamas over the underwear. And since Miss Marcelle had been thot- ful enough to bring; our big electric pad, I hooked that to a. baseboard socket and placed it between the sheets. Even so it was hours before I thawed out the pain from between my shoulders. With the heating system going full blast, the temperature in the house finally rose to .63, but there's a penetrating dampness in the air here on the Gulf that goes thru like a knife." "Newspapers are warning citrus growers to keep their smudge fires going and the strawberry growers are covering their plants." j "Even the newspapers make no effort to defend ( the weather. Their one consolation is to report, in the usual spirit of the president's Thanksgiving proclamation, that California is burning smudge fires also and seems to be in a worse fix." "Cold or no cold, the local boosters are loyal to their climate. Yesterday they dressed in straw hats and white pants to meet a convention of real estate men gathered from all over the east and had their picture taken. It appeared in the morning paper, and of course will inspire envy, in the hearts of Yankees who see it. But I'll bet every straw-batted hypocrite in the picture had on two suits of red ffanncl underwear." All of this gives weight to the theory advanced in some quarters that Iowa some day will be accorded a place in the palm tree and banana belt. It is to be hoped that some of the local pilgrims who begin their jaunts south or west with the falling of the first snow may recognize now that they have fallen into grievous error. Note to editorial page makeup man--please hurry this article into print before a February blizzard sets in. GERMAN FASaSMNOT IN SADDLE Â·pVIDENCE that, the protest vote which made the Â·k"' Hitlerites, unexpectedly, the strongest single party in the German reichstag last fall has not put Germany off her track in her international relationships was Been when Foreign Minister Curtius boldly challenged the fascists in an outline of his policy which hewed close to the line set by his notable predecessor, Stre.se- m a n n . Dr. Curtius said Germany would keep her word in the discharge of her international obligations, and would trust to her good faith to convince her late enemies that she was entitled to better terms. He indicated that Germany might invoke the opening left in the Young plan for reduction of her annual reparations payments, and did not surrender Germany's claim to Silesia, taken ~by Poland. B u t - h e said Germany would move toward these objectives peaceably. This is reassuring to all of Europe. Without doubt it will help to reduce the French demand for exaggerated "security" which is at the bottom of the strained situation now prevailing. If the French will allow themselves l o ' believe in Germany's good intentions, it should go far toward casing the progress nf next year's d i s a r m a m e n t conference. Thb fascists, of course, didn't like the Curtius state- ment. Mostly young men who are out for excitement and adventure, such a course seems to them pusillanimous. With the reactionaries of the right they got up and ostentatiously deserted the rciehstag, making threats to hold a rump session in the fascist capita: of Weimar. But the reichstag refused to be stampeded and the German government went on about its business. A rump parliament, if there is one, will be re gaided as just a meeting of hotheads. Germany is paying cruelly for losing the war. and is suffering- in addition from the general world depression. But there are level heads in charge, backed up by the monumental stability of old Hindenbtirg, a very rock of patriotism and loyalty. The noisy swashbuckling of the fascists proves more and more to be froth on the deeply intelligent, industrious and cannj stream of German republicanism. OTHER EDITORS OPPOSES VICTOR AND SPOILS THEORY Atlantic News-Telegraph: The News-Telegraph realizes that in the game of politics we generally accept the theory that "to the victors belong the spoils.' This is a relic of the politics of a by-gone day that has not been eliminated in this era of so-called reform. One of the peculiar anomalies of life is the tendency on the part of so many of these administrations-that are chosen to "clean things up" to honcv- comb the public service with political favorites manj of them selected without any regard to their fitness for the place or anything- else except the discharge of a political obligation by giving them the plurns. This newspaper has no ax to grind. Its publisher wants no office, and the only allegiance it owes is to what it considers the best interests of its readers and the state in which it is published. We rise to remark that Gov. Dan Turner is making the mistaV- of his life in some of the appointments he has made. Specifically, we say that if Governor Turner were looking at the matter entirely in the public interest he would have retained every member of the highway commission, as it has existed. The Iowa highway commission as it will exist until July i has made rather an enviable record. The only objection we have ever heard to the work of the commission has been that voiced by contractors who have asserted that the highway body has been too "hard-boiled " In other words, the commission has forced the contractors to toe the mark and has procured the most possible for every road improvement dollar it has spent. No suggestion of graft has ever been made against the members of the highway commission for the very, obvious reason that the work has been honestly done. Moreover, it has been efficiently done and has been done in the interest of the public which pays the bills. We deny the right of Governor Turner or any other man to load the public service with political creditors and to disregard the fine record the highway commission, for example, has made. This may be lose majesty to those who sneeze every time the political powers take snuff, but we believe it is the simple truth. We have watched a good many incoming state administrations and we have known' a good many of Lhem to be heralded as the simon-pure saviors of the people. We have also observed that they perform much the same way. The present administration is no exception, and if it were not so amusing it would 3e rather tragic to note the avidity with which the jrothers who carried the banner seek the fleshpots which they decried so assiduously when the battle was on. There are rumors of strange political alliances for example in the ninth congressional district, where some of those rather closely allied with the utilities which were so loudly decried are claimed to have Â·ather much to say about patronage. This, however, is another story. For the present, what we say about considering: the public service rather goes; as it lies. At that, we would hate to have the problems presented .0 us over the dispensation" of patronage which have been presented to Governor Turner. We believe thai down deep in his heart Dan Turner would like to do a lot of things differently than he has been forced jy politics to do them. Also it is quite likely he would be better suited had his majority not been so arge. ROLLING ALONG Collier's Weekly: On an average every motor ve- ucle in Iowa was used to travel 1,171 more miles in 1930 than in 1929. Improved highways, especially a greater number of hard-surfaced arteries, get credit r rom state officials for the difference between the .wo years. Infcreased traffic, a common development wherever idequate facilities exist, reflects a knitting of neighborhoods into harmonious and profitable relations, lusiness nnd social. The accelerated transportation n Iowa wasn't wasted motion. It meant better mar- rets, multiplied outlets for goods, closer friend- hips, educational opportunities and recreational advantages. That's why the commonwealth acclaims its road achievements and its continuing road programs. That's vhy, even in a period of trade recession, 1930 federal, tate and local approprations for such work exceeded 51,500,000,000. That's why the 1931 total promises to grow rather than diminish. New roads, properly located and soundly constructed, are the most profitable of investments Every community and every state which has undertaken a wise highway program has found that the increase m property values and improved business more than paid for the new roads. Now, as always, transport and travel are the mainsprings of civilization. FORGOT CONSTITUENTS Ochvein Register: We sent a man to the legislature, Thore Thompson, to represent this county--not his own individual views in the matter. He accepted the job and then went down to Dea Moines and in the legislature yesterday he cast the Fayette county vote--not his--against submitting this proposition to the voters as a state issue. WOULD M A K E IT TOUCH ALL Iowa Falls Citizen: Still again, there is too much highbracketing. There is no reason why every man over 21 and under 50 should not pay a flat income tax oÂ£ a few dollars. This would make better citizens and equalize the burden. Of course, large incomes should pay proportionately more than small incomes, but the spread should have some regard for fairness. THE OLD HOME TOWN .. By Stanley RT- EXERCtSE GOES ALWAYS OUT OF STEP, ALL DI50U7H HE WAS T R Y I N G SELL UMBRELLAS, NONN HES SELL INDOOR YOU MI5HTSAY HIS IS RKSHT OUT OF HIS HANP5-' "THIS OUTS)DE COM PETITION} I. THE ICY SIDEWALKS OF" TH^ PAST Two! WEEKS MAVE BEEN A TERtSlBLE ON AL.L. -THREH OF MAIN STREETS INDOOO 3oi_F- COURSES DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of "THE IIUINLXN BODY" Dr. ClciulFninc cannot illiiuiioso or B lvc personal a n a w e r s In letters from reatlers. When questions arc oC general i n t e r e s t , How-over. Uic-y will tin t a k e n un. in order, In Hie d a l l y u n l u m n Address your queries to Dr. I.OKan Clcndeniiix. cure O r Tile Globe-GnzcUe. Write legibly and not more than 2(111 v.-frIs. Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented .in Co- Operation With the Federal Council oC the Churches of Christ in America. REPORTS DIFFER ON TOBACCO THE EFFECT of tobacco on the nervous system im- i mediately suggests the question of whether it should be classed as a habit-forming drug. Most drugs which have a strong and decided effect on the nervous system are also distinguished by their formation of firm and almost unbreakable habits. This is true of morphine, opium, cocaine, alcohol, coffee and tea. Studies, lately reported show that the nerve cells become cloudy \vhen exposed to these drugs. The cloudiness represents a chemical change. As the effect of the drug wears off, the cloudiness disappears. When the drug: is re-exhibited, the cloudiness returns. The cell is evidently very irritable as the cloudiness disappears, and this represents, or. corresponds in time to the craving for the drug. Nothing yet tried but the particular drug will cause a return of the cloudi- Dr. Clcndcninj; ness, but the investigators who report this series of experiments, hold out hope that Lhey.have a substance which will do so and which will become, if this prediction is justified, the great agent for drug addict cures. AIT the drugs mentioned above do not seem to have ibis effect on cells with equal strength. Coffee and .ea habits are easy to break. Alcohol and cocaine habits are easier than morphine. Where does tobacco come i n ? Well, the reports arc so contradictory that no cer- .ainty is expressed as to whether tobacco is a stimulant or a depressant to the nervous system. So far as nabit .formation is concerned, it can be given up with very little discomfort, and without the aid of any substitute drugs. Its actual effect on the nervous jtyslem then appears to be weak. The'optic nerve seems to be the particular place ivhere tobacco operates most strongly. Dimness of vision, even temporary blindness, spots before the eyes, etc., have all been ascribed to functional change in the optic nerve itself. They are all temporary, however, and clear up on withdrawal for a short time. Efficiently has been carefully tested under tobacco jy Mendenhall. The means used was the Martin quantitative electric stimulation method. This consists of letermining the smallest amount of electric stimulation that can be detected by a person under normal conditions and then after the use of tobacco. If higher stimulation is required, the efficiency may be said to be lowered. The results showed very little change. On 750 observations there was recorded 72 per cent of depression and 28 per cent of stimulation as a result of smoking. But the changes were nearly always small. A great deal depended on the observed person's condition before the test was made. If he was under normal, the smoking- raised his sensitivity towards normal, which probably accounts for the good reports we from users of the weed. 'opyrtKli!rrl 1031 ASH WEDNESDAY, February 18 Tins Normal Life (Read Acts 1:1-1-1. Text, Luke 5:31.) "They that, are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick." As we enter the Lenten season let us understand that it does not call for an exotic devotion; it calls us back to normal-living. Rejigion belongs to life. Prayer is as natural as eating, and as essential to n whole and healthy life. Those who observe a Lenten fast only put themselves back on a wholesome diet. .So ail our devotions restore us to our "reasonable service." It is because we have not been living right that we need these periods. We are looking for restored health, and our effort is not to be a straining after excess, but a return to normal living. Our program should not be thot of as a temporary expedient, but should take UK up In now ami permanent levels. Prayrr: A l m i g h t y Cod, who art tii!! A u t h o r of our life and the Father of our spirits, we look to Thee for healing and strength. Teach us Thy ways, and subdue our stubborn wills, that our l i f e may be abundant. In Jesus' name. Amen. ity i:nc;.vn A. OUKST C H I L D AND GOSSIP If to Janet you should go Pouring gossip in her ear; Hinting- of the debts I owe, Still she'd call me: "Daddy, dear!" If you mentioned that my hat Is a faded thing and old She could not be changed by that; Still she'd run my hand to hold. If you told her deeds of shame, Which from gossips you had heard. Janet would remain the same. She would not. believe a word. Say to her my money's gone, Cry that loss has stripped me bare, her love would carry on; Little Janet wouldn't unrr. Only grownup. 1 ! t u r n away VVhcn such lies or t r u t h s are told; So against t h e world I say. Little Janet's love I hoid. EARLIER DAYS Hctnit :i Ilnlly "Twrnty rmnnlltitlon Years Aco'' Dil n r lulcTi'sllns I l r I'Klt. IK. l!tlt More than $10,000 in money is now in the hands of the county treasurer which is available for the city, according to a notice that officer has sent Mayor Kirschman. The money is the first instalment of the funds for 1911 and is distributed in the following funds: Corporation. $5,292.34; water, ,'ji2,(M7.8'l- lighting, $2,118.28; grading, $1,588.71; improvement SL- 853.42; park, S73-1.43; road, $7(.!):i- library $1 Ofi9 15- bond, $2,118.28, and fire, Â§1,588.72; total, ?19,138.1o! L. O. Pollock and son, Harold, left last evening tot- Chicago where Mr. Pollock will look up business matters and from there he will accompany his sou to Ohio City where Harold will spend the summer visiting relatives. Judge and Mrs. ,L J. Clark made last evening a most pleasant one for the Recreation club when they entertained them at their home on North Superior street. Dinner was served at 0:30 o'clock. The tables! were garnished with pretty daffodils. Somerset diverted the guests. A dinner party of which Frank R. Currie was the willing but unprepared, x'ictim was tendered him at the parental home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Currie last evening in honor of Mr. dime's, .Ir., birthday anniv- vcrsary. Mr. Currie missed being greeted by escaping Feb. 13, 1-1 and 22, but the evening was none the less an enjoyable one and a comfortable leather bound rocker presented with a. few golden words by the Rev. L. C. Clark, whose text for the evening: wa.s "The True Knight" is al me Currie home as a reminder that age may find aolace in its comforting anus. In the plot at the outset were Mrs. Harry Odle and Elmer IS. Pratt, the former being the genius re cuissine and the latter the genius de josh, or in other words, tonal- master. It was he that trotted out, Cols. J. A. Van Ness, who discussed the social animal, W. S. Wilcox, who dilated in 'homely phraseology on the business animal, W. S. Rankin the animals of the jungle and the remainder of the galaxy of rhetoric p l i g h t s ' t o fish in the common pool for most any kind of animal delight the guest of honor enjoyed from the day of his nativity up to that present moment. It was a varied and gorgeous picture gallery framed in smiles and good wishes. Among the guests were Dr. L. C. Clark, E. E. Pratt, W. S. Rankin, Myron Stephenson, W. E. Gildner, W. S. Wilcox, V. A. Farrell, R. E. Patiley, 1C. R. Gibson, George Van Wie, .7. A. Van Ness, Arthur Williams, Walter A. Dean, Harry Odle and G. F. Long. C. C. Hicks of Charles City drove a, f i v e passenger automobile yesterday as a sort of demonstration of what the car could do. The demonstration wa.s a success evidently as after washing off the mud, the car appears to b c . n o worse for the trip. Mr. Hicks says that the trip over was remarkable in that the mud was five or six inches deep in some parts of the road and in others there were snowbanks which readied up to the bub of the machine. C. H. Barber and W. L. Patton arc in Marshalltown today to attend a meeting of representatives of the Cedar Valley racing circuit, which are in session there today. It is expected some plan will bo devised whereby the fair and racing associations may unite events . and dates this year. The women of the Presbyterian church had a delightful time yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. H. E. Redfern, North Washington avenue, when they were entertained at a Valentine social. The house was decked and bedecked in the fancy cards and attached to each of them was an original verse. During the afternoon lunch was served. YOURT THE JUDGE A JINKMAN AND BROTHERS, retail clothing mer-r Â· chants, bought: a bill of goods from a certain manufacturer. The purchase was entered on a regular order blank of the manufacturer's, a blank containing the space for the lot and quantity of goods bought, the price and terms. The J i n k m a n concern bought for the spring trade, but as the season still was far off, the date for delivery was not specified in the order. When the season drew near and the quota had not yet arrived, the elder Mr. J i n k m a n became apprehensive. Me wired the manufacturer, and after some delay received the reply t h a t prices had been going up lately nnd the manufacturer, feeling the prospect of an immediate profit, had sold the goods to another customer. The Jinkman brothers were wroth over this and sued. At the trial the m a n u f a c t u r e r argued that the memorandum of the order wasn't valid anyway, .since it did not contain his signature. How would yon decide t h i s case? IMaliP. up your mind before, you read the- derision. Tlic d^l.-inn: Tim rmirl ]u-M Rpamsl lh,' m r i n i l f a r l n r r i , Thn Jildcca ruiflnnM Unix: Thfi Inu' rc^nlrr* I r i n l thr p.'irlv x u r i l Â» ! i a l t h ^ v r K u u f * ! .Â·, j i i n m n - r.lmlum nt tho ntvlcr, hut thft ULW dnos nnl u p r r i f y n n i^irlu'lilar fnrrn of sip/iinR. 11 has ti^pn liHd Ilinl ;L f r o s r i m a j k is IL Knorl sU'nirl lire. Ko ,irr. j u i M n l ^ . A m i p't i n lli^ niirn^ ( y p c u T l l l ^ n or rvcn phrtlott w i t h n r u h t i e r nlamp. S'j i\lsn l.s (hn pjirly's rmmfi p r i n t e d cm lhÂ« m e m o r a n d u m . Tills naiior mils Â»t sniir itlsunsnl Ilio K-rvli-fs o( nn rxteiulvn nncsnUatlan to J\n*lilni;(,,ii to siTvti you In niiy rapnrlly Hint rrlnlÂ«-Â« to InCamutlan. Thin ten-Ire 1* if''", ""I l1)1 '* I .""" '", ""'J; - m "Â» '" co1 " Â·' Â» l n m p Â» Inclosrii with ynn Inquiry for illrirl reply. AilclrrsÂ» I h n ,lnbt-(inrcltÂ« 10(0 mint I nil Iliirrau, Frederic J. Haskln, Dl- Q. Who holds Hie present .shorthand speed record? J. SL A. Martin J. Dupraw held the record for 192n, 1926 ami 1927, and as far as we are able to ascertain his record has not been bettered. Q. What religion is Clarence Darrow ? Has he been befort, an amll- enco ill Minneapolis in the last five years? I,. It. A. Clarence Darrow is an avowed agnostic, which is distinguished from atheism in that the latter makes an entirely negative confirmation with respect to religion, while the agnostic simply states that to his mind nothing has been proved with respect to religion. Mr. Darrow lectured and debated in many cities including Minneapolis within the last five years. One of the principal debates" may be purchased for 10 cents from the Haldeman-Juliua Publications, Cjirard, Kans. Q. Who gots Hie money t h a t is paid for stumps on letter's sent to foreign countries? E. II. II. A. Each country keeps the money thus derived then makes payments to the steamship companies and those others connected with transportation. (J. How is' wood alcohol made? C. B. A. Originally produced by the destructive distillation of wood, it is now produced synthetically from hydrogen and carbon monoxide. J. How f u r up the river Is (he Colorado river navigable? G. B. A. The Colorado river is 2,000 miles Jong-. It is navigable for steamers as far as Callcilly, 612 miles. Q. How old is I r v i n g Herliii? A. Born in Russia, he is '13. J. What is hypocrisy ? T. S. A. The practice of feigning to be what one is not. Q. When did the first Roosevelt ancestor como to IL S. ? V. S. A. Claes Martenozen Van Rosenvelt came from Holland to New Amsterdam in .1649. Q. What is the mime ot the upper loft-haml corner of tho cclHorlnt page of a newspaper? A. S. A. It is the "masthead." ). Whim WHS tho New York Slock Exchange formed? J. E. N. A. The present exchange traces its origin to a group of men who held daily meetings under a buttonwood tree which stood at what is now GS Wall Street, New York City. In 1792 a formal organization was effected. Q. What, is tho farthest known slur from tlio C4ir1h? J. D. S. A. Dr. Shapley of Harvard observatory says recent research Indicates that the greatest distance as yet estimated is for "Cloud D." in the Coma-Virgo Supergalaxy-- 170,000,000 light years. This is, of course, a far greater distance than that of Arcturus. Q. When was tho City ot Phila- dp.hi planned ? I\I. H, A. The town of Philadelphia was planned before William Penn left. England in 1682. Before 1G83 Philadelphia had more than 500 inhabitants. (). What is the biggest contract, ever advertised by our government? W. F. A. That for the construction oC the Hoover dam and its accessories. Q. How nmny admirals in Hie navy? A. O. C. A. At present, HD. Q. Who designed the slate, war and navy building? N. G. A. A. B. Mullett, supervising- architect. It is an example of renaissance architecture on the Roman Doric order. - BROADWAY MEW YORK, Feb. 18.--In a. play 1" put on some time ago by a small stock company, one of the scenes was in the trenches on the Western front. The author, to convey the impression that the men in the scene were being fired on from across No Man's Land, wanted lo have two or three handfuls of gravel thrown at them from backstage. He had ordered this done when a. representative of the union 'appeared and said that two extra :itage hands would have to be hired at $12 a day, apiece. Asked why, he explained that the gravel after being 'thrown, woulc doubtless fall on the stage and thai at least two more stagehands would be needed to sweep it up at the end of the act. "Two fulF-grown stage-hands at $32 a day each, to sweep up two handfuls of gravel!" exclaimed the author. The union man merely shrugged. If the grovel were thrown, and the two extra men were not hired, why, of course, it would be necessary to cnll off all the stage-hands, and thus close the show. HAAI.TK' UP--Before the War, LJ a .Social Register couple could be married, with frills, for a mere 510,000. Since then, the ante hag been raised until today one of these blue- ribbon splicing-tournaments cost inywhere from ? 100,000 to $200,000. A few of the items follow: Invitations, $, r ),000; Opening the Church, S25; Use of Canopy, $50; Carriage Announcer, $r; Tips to Traffic 'ops, $1!)0; Famous Organist, .?!,000; Distinguished Singer, ?1,000; Fruit Trees, Palms, Lilies, Ferns, etc., SS.fiOO; Peonies on Pews, $Â·!,- r00; Nose Bags for 300 Guests, J6,- 000; Orchestra, .f 1,000; Thirty Cases Bronx Champagne, 56,000; Likker, S2.000; Bride's Gown, 5-100; Lace for "own, ,?10,000; Veil, Lingerie, Slippers, Stockings, Gloves, J58!JO; Gifts to Bridesmaids, Maid of Honor and Ushers, SIS.SliO; Bride's Bouquei, $100; Necklace for Bride, $18,000; Fee to Minister and Donation to Church Fund, .fl,500. DAGE WEBSTER--Steps will have *Â· to be taken at once to revamp and enlarge the English language. Several New York movie critics ran out of superlatives the other night, in reviewing Charlie Chaplin's new film play. THE EDITOR'S] MAIL BAG THIS 10WAN KNKW LINCOLN. DECORAH, Feb. 17. -- Friday morning in DCS Moines, I was startled by glaring- headlines: ''Lincoln Painted as Dishonest, Lazv, Ignorant Hypocrite, by Edgar Mns- Lers," Underneath was a picture lajelcd: "Indicts Lincoln. Edgar Leo Masters." No picture in a rogue's gallery ever presented a meaner or more vicious face. That a newspaper at the capita! of Iowa should publish such scandalous falsehood of a gentleman, an honest man, the patriot who saved the Union, is a disgrace o Iowa. This scribbling ghoul, Masters, did not know Lincoln, never saw h i m , and digs up with the instincts of a hyena his sacred memory to defile it with the slaver of n. rabid dog. I knew Lincoln, heard him debate vith Douglas. Saw him at Frccport, Â·cplying to Douglas, raise both lands exclaiming: "What a great orator Judge Douglas is." I was a Douglas democrat then and have (Turn In 1'ujtn 7, Column 2). Who's Who and Timely Views SCARLET FEVER WANING Hy nil, S I I I K I . K l ' W. WVN'NK ('imiliils-tlriMi-r of l l r i i l l l i , -Nu- Vnrk i'lty. CCARLET FEVER fs an ancient disease. It has attacked the youth of all races and of every age and has been feared for its frequent dcadliness and for the trail of complication. 1 ), .such as deafness or kidney Jiscase, which it often leaves in its wake. It has long been felt that scarlet fever was caused by a gerrn closely resembling in its action the germ causing diphtheria. It wa.s thot probable, t h e r e fore, Dr. S. W. Wynno that an antitoxin for scarlet fever could be developed just nn a diphtheria antitoxin has been found. - Likewise, scientists believed that such an antitoxin serum could be used for preventing scarlet fever in those knosvn to be exposed. This seems to have been accomplished successfully thru the work of the ICuropean and A m e r i c a n scientists I have j t i n t mentioned. In addition, t h e r e has been developed a. test which w i l l prove w h e t h e r or not. a rhiid s u s c e p t i b l e to .scarltt fever. This is known as the "Dick test," in honor of the Dicks, who were its discoverers. Thus, by means of tfce Dick test those children who stand in danger of catching scarlet fever can ho picked out. Those who have been exposed to scarlet fever may then be made i m m u n e by inoculation with the preventive serum, or better, they can be watched for a few days and if no disease develops given a vaccine. Further, children suffering from the disease may be helped on the road to recovery by a timely injection of scarlet fever antitoxin. Like other i nfeclious diseases, scarlet fever can be contracted with a person suffering from tho disease, nnd by touching articles which have been contaminated with scarlet fever germs. Because of the danger of this indirect transmission it is neccessary that any objects, such as toilet articles or dishes, which have been touched by a. scarlet fever patient be scrupuously cleaned and sterilized. It was once thought that tho diaease wa.s transmitted by tho peeling of the skia during the latter part of the illness. But il. has .since been found t h a t i n f e c - tion iÂ« not spread by thia means. The germ hi carried only in tho discharges of the patient.