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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 3 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITS GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY ltl-133 East Stile Street Telephone No. 3800 , p. Looms W, EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER · .. - - Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager KEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which a exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news despatches credited to It or aot otherwise credited In this paper, and all local news, MEMBER, IOWA DAlitf PBESS ASSOCIATION, wila Du Molnes news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason city and Clear LaKe. Mason City and Clear Lake, by the year S7.0D by 'he wecfc , $ .10 OUTSIDE MASON CIVIC AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier J7.00 By mall 6 months $2.25 Per wecK by carrier T .15 By mall 3 months . , -- . £1.25 Per year by mall $1.00 By mall 1 month ·. $ .50 ODISIDE 100 MILE ZONK Per year....J6.00 She months. J3.Z5 Three months...J1.75 THE WISCONSIN CASE TOWANS, remembering their university's summary ·*· ouster from the Big Ten six or seven years igo, will watch developments against the University of Wisconsin with much interest. The language employed in the present situation is strangely reminiscent of the earlier episode but the method differs in that the Badger school is given until July 1 to set its house in order and prevent expulsion. Iowa's dismissal was totally Trithout notice and immediately effective. Iowa was not even accorded the right to present its case. It was the lynch law in academic setting. Progress of a minor nature admittedly is evident in the present situation. . The action against Wisconsin parallels the earlier course on one vital point. At Madison, as at Iowa City, a director of athletics had been dismissed. Whether he got the ear cf the faculty committee, as was the case in the Iowa ouster, hasn't been disclosed. It probably never will be because the faculty committee of the Western Intercollegiate conference moves in a secretive, not to say mysterious, way. In a burst of candor on his first visit to Iowa City following the Iowa ouster, Major John Griffith, known aa the Big Ten's czar of athletics, admitted that the conference had been on a stillhunt for an opportunity to make a glaring example of some school. Until the tattling deposed athletic director came along and sought to place on others a blame and responsibility which clearly were his, two other Big Ten schools were seriously considered for this horrid example role. It, therefore, was clearly a case of Iowa being punished for a game in which all participated merely because Iowa happened to have a stone in hand when teacher came along. In connection with Iowa's endeavor to win its way back into the conference, proof aplenty was adduced that otheis were indulging in virtually every sin charged against the Hawkeyes. A letter to an Iowa athlete written by the coach--then and now--of a university which had led the fight against Iowa was offered in evidence. The inducement it held out In bald terms made Iowa's feeble efforts along the same line look like no gratuity at all. But the conference officials weren't even mildly interested in the revelation. Iowa was an underdog then as Wisconsin is now. ,. .This newspaper holds no brief for the course pursued at Wisconsin. Whether those in supreme authority did right or wrong, we are not prepared to say. Our contention is that they have a right to be wrong in a matter which is fundamentally their own business. We challenge the Big Ten faculty committee's presumption of an authority .over the selection or dismissal of staff members. That it's a tyranny freighted with danger was demonstrated beyond debate in the manhandling received by Iowa. As a creature of the 10 institutions which make up the conference, this faculty committee patently could have only those powers specifically conferred upon it by those universities. Broad power, however, has been assumed. And, ironically enough, what the committee got away with in the Ipwa ouster is_ cited as precedent! Perhaps this case will bring the whole matter to a test. It's possible that the institutions which make up the conference will wish to broaden" the jurisdiction of the faculty group, by grant or mandate. Such action, however, most assuredly should be accompanied by a set of rules whereby the professors sitting as a court would be guided by some of the principles and restraints \vhich hold other tribunals of justice within certain bounds. If, under the circumstances, Wisconsin's authorities are disposed to question the conference ultimatum which denies autonomy to a member institution with respect to an institutional problem, there will be many as sincerely interested in clean athletics as the conference faculty committee itself who will rise and applaud with warm enthusiasm. Now would be an excellent time to demand that this group show its charter of authority. Among those near the top of the list facing sanit hearings is the bird who told the administration i would be a good idea to can General Hagood. A British composer contends that modern musii is responsible for a marked increase in deafness bu Ted Cook insists it's the other way 'round. That Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas tree belt was supposed to be planted and bearing votes before this. It would seem that Mr. Kagawa could find quite a field for his peace evangelism right in his native japan at this time. Whether preparedness keeps a country out of war is debatable. But that it helps when war comes along isn't.. The melancholy days are here. Baseball season about to open and no Babe Ruth! Army officers aren't barred from thinking--just so they don't do it out loud. Is the political embrace of Hearst still the "kiss of death?" Criticizing their betters is stimulating exercise for pee-wits. Simile: Unsatisfactory as a postoffice pen. The PROS and CONS REWRITING THE BIBLE Peoria Transcript: Not content with trying to make religion serve the purposes of the state, nazi leaders of Germany are now busy rewriting the Protestant Bible and will soon have it ready for use in naz: churches. In the new "Bible," Jesus will not be a Jew. He will be an Aryan who was persecuted by the Jews, The entire trend of the new version will be toward strengthening nazi doctrine, while the love and charity preached by Christianity will be reduced to au thority and discipline. Rewriting the Bible in itself is not a blame worthy project. There are numerous versions of the Bible in existence today, and all of them are different. Each version, of course, in a measure reflects what the author believes to be the Christian faith. Each trans^ lator has put his own views into the Bible. But never has any translator ever tried to reverse history to distort the fundamentals of the Christian religions the nazis are now endeavoring to do. Nazi efforts, however, probably will be fruitless and the nazi "Bible" will become merely a collector's item, because even patriotic Germans who believe in the nazi government probably will not accept such a patent fraud. A WAY IS PROVIDED Lafe Hill in Nora Springs Advertiser: I cannot understand why the administration supporters should grow red in the face and abuse the supreme court. If the public feels that the decision is wrong, and against the interests of tie people, the constitution can be amended. There have been many times when the limitations of the constitution have been revised, and it will continue to be changed to meet new conditions. When slavery was abolished as a war measure, the states amended the constitution to make the abolition general. The same thing has been true many times. The latest changes were made to provide for prohibition--and we all know how quickly the amendment was kicked out when they thought, or believed they thought, that the old order should be re-established. The time may be here when the constitution should be changed. When such time comes, the voters will see that it is done. LEAVING IT TO CONGRESS TjRESIDENT ROOSEVELT has decided to order Jr 1,137 millions in new taxes in order to carry on new deal operations, the new farm program, and bonus refinancing this year. The permanent taxes which the administration's new program outlines include: Bonus, 120 million; new farm program of soil' conservation, 500 millions--total 620 millions. In addition the administration will need a half- billion temporarily to reimburse processing taxes and get its new farm program under way. Just how these taxes will be applied, and how the money will be raised, are matters which the president tactfully left to the tender mercies of congress. Roosevelt reluctantly ordered more than a billion of new taxation, because the treasury was slack on funds. Secreetary Morgenthau, with 1,250 millions in borrowing ana refinancing operations scheduled 'for March 16, reported that his credit cupboard was getting bare. The net increase in the public debt due to treasury borrowings this month will be 800 millions which will push the public debt up to $31,300,000,000 in the middle of March, a figure never before approached in American history. It would have been preferable, from a political viewpoint, to forego additional taxes this year. Obviously an additional 51,137,000,000 in new taxes in 1936 will not make the president particularly popular at the polls. But President Roosevelt has no choice in the matter, huge outlays for new deal operations demand greater and greater borrowing and taxes. If the Income tax returns in March are up to expectations, the treasury will be able to squeeze through until the June cashing of bonus bonds. If not, the president will have to ask for still more money, and congress will have to think up more ways of raising funds. AMERICA WANTS NO DICTATORSHIP Spencer Reporter: Cables from Garmisch-Partftn- kirchen, scene of the winter Olympics in Germany, recently carried a perfect portrayal of some of the less pleasant aspects of dictatorship. Two persons were hurt, several fainted, and hundreds were bruised and scratched in a milling crowd which nazi soldiers kept in the Olympic stadium for more than two hours, until Chancellor Hitler and other high officials had departed. Many stood ankle deep in mud, but this made no difference to nazi guards, ordered to hold back the crowds so that Reichsfuehrer Hitler might come and go with safety and ease. Intermittently, the nazi salute was required of all. But strangely, one correspondent cabled, most of these regimental thousands seemed satisfied. They had learned to bear the yoke meekly, which is perhaps the chief reason for giving thanks that America is not under a dictatorship. UTTERBACK OVER-AMBITIOUS Hampton Chronicle: Judge Utterback of Des Moines, after spending one year in congress has decided that he wants to be promoted to the United States senate. The judge evidently does not believe in "working up." He wants to get on the top seat regardless of whetner he is entitled to the place or not. It seems like the democrats would want to support Gov. Clyde L. Herring- for the place over Utterback,, because Herring took up the fight for the democrats in the state four years ago, when there did not seem to be any chance of winning. He was willing to work and sacrifice for his party, so, it would seem to an outsider that Governor Herring is certainly entitled to the democratic nomination for United States senator over any other man in his party. OF COURSE THEY WANT BORAH Atlantic Telegraph-Herald: New dealers are not unfriendly to Senator William E. Borah, As we see it, nothing would please them better than to have Borah the presidential nominee. To our mind, Borah would be a "natural" for them. In many of his past affiliations and present policies he is a good deal like the new deal. True he is a constitutionalist and an outstanding exponent of a strong American nationalism; but, while he has never actually bolted bis party and has supported every nominee in recent years except Mr. Hoover the second time, there are millions of republicans over the country who would not be .favorable to Borah, a goodly percentage of whom would vote, for President Roosevelt in preference. REALISTIC ABOUT DEFENSE Sheffield Press: We hope that the United States, as a government, and its people, as individuals, will do nothing to retard the development of this co-operative spirit. At the same time, and without a contradiction, we do not advocate disarmament as long as. tnere exists in the world any government apparently imbued with hostile designs. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott A KEuq\ou$ cuirT IN NEW MEXICO. ·WAV EL BE.BM -16 CAR.RY DEAD MORE. THAN A BE-FORE. Mf. PlLA-fUS STXMPI5SUE- HA? if-THAT PON-fmS PH.AfE.WAS DROWNED HERE. Copyright. 19,16, by Central Press Association. Inc. 3-3 DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLEKDE.NING. M. I). "BRONCHIAL CATARRH" MAY AFFECT HEART LETTER from a reader, written before the death of King George V.of England, notes the fact that the king was reported to be troubled with bronchial catarrh and heart disease, and asks whether heart trouble is usually or frequently associated with bronchial catarrh. "To a layman it is difficult to see any reason why it should be. but that may be due to the ignorance of the layman." There are three ways in which these two conditions can be associated. "Bronchial catarrh" is an old term. It may mean any kind of a oronchial infection. If it means acute .bronchitis so severe as to be called' broncho-pneumonia, it might cause the same circulatory failure aa any form of pneumonia, which could be classified as heart trouble. Secondly, there is a form of chronic bronchitis, which occurs particularly in elderly people, which f' Clendemng BUT WHITTIER WROTE THE POEM Albert Lea Tribune: One hundred and twenty-nine years ago today, Feb. 27, 1S07, Henry W. Longfellow was born. According to records the present winter is the coldest since 1819. So Longfellow, being twelve years of age at that time, probably had to do plenty of snow shoveling around his bouse. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG DESIGNED TO RAISE STANDARDS IOWA CITY--I have read with a great deal of interest your recent editorial in the recent Globe-Gazette under the heading, "AN IOWA INNOVATION." May I have the privilege of complimenting you on the understanding revealed by this editorial. The actual facts are that this action relative to admission requirements will lay the foundation for raising the standards of secondary schools in a rather remarkable way. With all good wishes. I am Very truly yours P. C. PACKER. Dean, Iowa College of Education. weakens the heart simply by chronic sepsis. In the third place, the official bulletins may have eferred to th e accumulation of fluid in the lungs, hronic passive congestion, which comes from any weakening of the heart. This would be particularly ikely to occur in an elderly person with an aging leart, and the outstanding symptoms might be not leart trouble, but simply cough and signs of distress n the lungs. Diet for Second Week--Tuesday. Breakfast--Fruit: Choice of half grapefruit, half :anteloupe, three prunes (with milk, not cream), glass f orange juice; toast, one-half slice, thinly buttered; ine cup of tea or coffee (with not more than one lump ugar, one teaspoon milk). Luncheon--One egg; toast: one-half head lettuce, ew calories dressing; coffee; one-half grapefruit. Dinner--Large T-bone steak, broiled; one-half head ettuce, dressing; whole tomato; one-half grapefruit; offee. What is your weight today; QUESTIONS FROM READERS L. J.: "Pleass tell me whether you approve of the anned vegetables sold.for infants? I just have begun o give my baby vegetables. She is five months old.' Answer: Yes, the pureed vegetables are recommended by all children's specialists, especially after he age of three months. Most of them are manu- actured so as to preserve the vitamins. » * · B. M.: "I bave been taught in physics that a calorie s the amount of heat that would raise one gram of water one degree Centigrade, but according to your statement, it is a thousand times that much. It does not seem to me that any food would contain such a large amount of energy unless it was the kind of spinach that Popeye, the Sailor, eats." Answer: The calorie used in dietetics is the large calorie, which is a thousand times larger than the calorie which wil! raise one gram of water one degree Centigrade. This latter is so small as to inconvenient for calculating as may be understood when it is realized that a gram of water is a,bout one-third of a teaspoonful. 'and that it would not take much fire to raise that water one degree Centigrade. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZKTl'JE BULKS Thirty Years Ago-Lime creek is showing strange antics. Contrary to the usual custom in the spring, the water insteat of overflowing the ice is lifting the ice with the rise of the stream. The banks are now about as full as they will hold and if the present fall of snow goes away rapidly a flood is expected. Miss Elizabeth Barber of Independence is visiting in the city today. L. E. Balz left today for Des Moines where he will represent the M. B. A. lodge in a hearing before the legislative committee relative to the new bill governing future fraternal insurance organizations. Mrs. James Buchanan left today for a week's visit with relatives at Dubuque. J. J. Rogers and family left today for Spencer where they will make their home in the future. Miss Effie Gamidge left today for a brief visit: al Des Moines. Clyde Roswell returned today from Algona where he visited relatives. TOMORROW .MARCH 4 By CLARK KINUAIKD Notable Births--Thomas S. Stribling, b. 1881, prize- winning novelist--The Store, The Forge, Unfinished Cathedral, etc Milt Gross, b. 1S95, cartoonist and humorist Channing Pollock, b. 1880, dramatist and novelist Dorothy Mackail, b. 1905, actress. MarMi 4, 3742--A steam propelled horseless carriage constructed by August Pinchbeck, rolled into Tottenham Courts, London, after having puffed from Hampstead in 40 minutes. Thus was realized the prophecy of Roger Bacon, who 500 years before- had prophesized: "It will be possible to construct chariots so that without animals they may be moved at incalculable speed." Bacon, who invented eyeglasses. was imprisoned for 10 years because it was suspected he was a magician in a league with the devil! a · · March 4, 1789--The United States constitution became effective, and congress' first sessions were supposed to begin. But a quorum of neither senate nor house could be obtained for nearly a month! March 4, 1853--Three brothers sat in congress at the same time, as representatives from three different states! Cadwallader C. Washburn had been elected from a Wisconsin district, Israel, Jr., from Maine and Elihu from Illinois. They continued to be together for three terms. Another brother, William, came to congress later from Minnesota. They were sons of Israel Washburn, Maine shipbuilder. Twenty Years Ago-Miss Mayme McMahon of Buffalo Center spent the week-end visiting relatives in the city. Miss Adelle Willeforde left today for St. Louis where she will visit relatives. Miss Margaret Kelley left today for Greenville, Miss., where she will visit friends. Mrs. E. D. Mathiason returned to her home at Haver, Mont., last night after a two weeks visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Maley, 917 Sherman street. Carlyn Goslin of Clarion is visiting in the city this week. H. J. Conlin left last night for a two weeks business trip to Illinois a.nd Indiana. ' James J. Manusos left last night for a business trip to Chicago. J. E. Godfrey of Grafton is in the city today. George P. Dougan left last night for Springfield, Ohio, after, a two weeks visit with relatives in the city, Ten Years Ago-A. M. Feist has taken over the management of the Swift and-, company branch, succeeding R. F. Gant, who has been transferred to Trenton, Mo. Miss Maude Button, superintendent of Park hospital, returned today from Waterloo and Iowa City where she had been visiting. WASHINGTON--The sharp drop in the stock market is not regarded with alarm by Secretary Mel- Ion, who believes it to be the natural reaction of excessive speculation. (The real Wall street crash came in the fall of 1929, when all stocks tumbled, causing one of the worst depressions in the country's history.) The Rev. W. G. Muhleman, pastor of the Methodist church at Eagle Grove and state chaplain of the American Legion, spoke today at a joint meeting of Boy Scouts and Legionnaires at the armory. W. H. James is visiting his parents in Bogard, Mo., for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wagner returned last night from a short visit in Des Moines. ALL OF US By JIABSHALL 3IASUN B U T . . . B U T . . . B U T nETE IS A GOOD loser, but he gloats when he A wins... .Jane is a good cook, but she sulks if you don't praise her meals... .Alice is "the most tolerant woman in the world," but she's intolerant of you when you aren't as tolerant as she is Joe does hundreds of kind deeds every year--but he tells you about them ... -Harry is a careful and conscientious automobile driver, but he talks too much about it... .Portia seems to know everything, has a fine memorv, a good mind, but when she gives you information she lectures.... Our pup is friendly and sweet, but he jumps on you with wet paws and licks your f a c e . . . .Ed doesn't care about money: he borrows it and doesn't pay it back Violet has a strong will, but she thinks other strong-willed persons are "just stubborn" Tom is a self-made man and a very decent fellow, but he is brutally critical of failures Minnie writes very smooth poetry, but she gets you into a corner and reads to you Bill has a knack of making money, and he is not purse-proud, but he doesn't think a poor man's opinion is worth listening to Our cat is decorative and minds his own business, but when we're not home he sleeps on the beds. I can give very fine advice to other human beings, but I can't use much of it on myself. ONE MUNTJTE PULPIT--For the son is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.--lames 1:11. I OBSERVING lirailfiiijrai^i^ MEXICO SHOULD HELP WIPE OCX RADIO QUACKS MM*, should think that it would SSfiSi be within the province of ^r the American ambassador in Mexico to intercede with government officials with a view to protecting radio listeners of the North American continent from the notorious medical quacks who have found a haven on the south side of the Rio Grande. As matters now stand, 1 these renegades may lose their license under the United States radio .commission and transfer activities to Mexico with increased power and no apparent restrictions on what they can get away with. They blast away with such force that respect able American station? in neighboring channels scarcely get through to the ordinary receiving set. Another curb on the quacks could be exercised by this country through its postal service. Suckers are instructed to send their money to a Texas town across the river from the Mexican stations. The same plan of action which landed Oscar Hartzell behind the bars at Leavenworth could, it seems to me, be brought into play against the radio quacks. But, of course, this wouldnt be necessary if the Mexican government was convinced of a duty, in friendship and ordinary decency, to the radio listeners in United States ana Canada, as well as within its own boundaries. The time for stamping out these brazen swindles :s long overdue. --o-HOWL OF A COYOTE OSTS REAL MONEY ·5JS,, go' a bounce out of the re- |5Kpcent dispatch out of Holly*^^ wood to the effect that it costs the makers of a movie more to get the howl of a coyote than it does for the full recording of a Beethoven symphony played by an orchestra of 100 pieces. Somehow this is unusually funny and the comparison is remarkably apt. Here is the cinema capital ac- .ualiy willing to lay cold cash on ;he line for the coyote's howl. Why, out Wyoming way the residents will cheerfully give such sounds away "or nothing. Talk about symphonies! If there was ever a sym- jhony to compare in spirit with the night song of mournfulness and desolation these furry vandals give rise :o we have yet to hear it. Cash for a coyote's howl. It is to .laugh. Hollywood also laments that it does not as yet have a sound recording of a mid-western blizzard of squirrel-chatter. Either of these should not be difficult to procure. The sound film experts might do well to organize an expedition to :our Iowa. We could throw in a few "extras" which belong in any sound ibrary--such as the lonely caw of the crow and the bright song of the meadow-lark. They "ain't" heard nothin' yet. HERE'S ONE HOT FKOM CONGRESSIONAL RECORD ..··I., don't know any reason why 5§^2 tnls department shouldn't *S^ reproduce this poetic effusion descriptive of life on the farm in view of the fact that Louis Ludlow. an Indiana representative in congress, succeeded in getting it reprinted in the Congressional Record" as a part of his remarks: Down on the Farm. Bonn on the farm, 'bout hulj past 4. I »Ul on my »ant» ana sneak out of the door; Out of the yard I run like the dickens J-o milk 10 town and feed the chickens, Clean out the barn, curry jNancy and Jless Separate the cream, and.lop all u£ ?£.'' Horn two hours, then eat like a lurk. And, by beck, I'm ready for s full day'n Then t srease the »a»on an* put on the ntcK, Throw » jut of water In an old E raln sack, Hitch up the horses, huntle down the lane Must set the hny In, for It looks like rain. Jxjok over yonderi Sure an I'm horn. Cattle on the rampage and cown In the' curn! yiurt across the mp.diier, run * mil* or two. HeavlitK like I'm ivlnd-brokc, set net clenr through. Get back lo (he horses, then for recompense Anncy gets straddle the barbed-wire fence. Joint* all a-achfne and muscles in a jerk, I'm fit as a fiddle for a full day's work, Work all Hummer 'til winter Is rush. Then figure up the books and beave » bltt slllll. Worked all year, didn't make » thing: Got less cash now than t had last spring, A'oiv, some people tell us there ain't no hell, But they never fanned, no they can't tell. Wien sprint rolls 'round I take another chance, While (he frinRe jrrows longer on my old ffray pants. Give my s'pendcra a hitch, my belt another jerk. And. by heck, I'm ready for a full year's ] HE TURNED OUT TO LET BRIDGE GO BY: .m. offer this little story about SejpSi an Oklahoma Indian as the . ^8^ most persuasive evidence ; I've encountered thus far that it · isn't the motorist to blame when an accident occurs on the highway. Made wealthy by oil royalties ' this Indian straightway purchased an expensive automobile and drove · away in it. In a few hours he was back, money in hand, for another car and this explanation: : "I trade spare tire for quart of whisky. I drink whisky. I start driving down road. I see bridge' coming up road. I turn out to let bridge pass, and car goes crash!" HOW'S YOUR GEOGRAPHY? TEST IT ON THIS ONE K --^ confess I had never heard ni , |pg of Donnan. And that's quite -,M S?" a confession too because/Sal really, Donnan is a disUnguisBertgl town. Its distinction is being theJ"! smallest town listed on the current-v map got out by the state highway' commission. Its population is 37 and it is situated in Fayette coun- ·' ty, not far from West Union. Answers to Questions By 1'KEUEBIC J. HASKJJi PLEASE NOTE--A reader can Bet the answer to any question of fact by writ- Ing Mason City Globe-Gaiette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. Please inclose three 3) cents for reply. How many World war veterans re dead? How many under guar- ianships? R. C. Men in military service during the Vorld war period totaled 4,761,071 'he number surviving July 1, 1935, 'as 4,178.887 (estimated). Total eterans who have died is estimated o be 585,184. On Dec. 31, 1935, 34,56 World war veterans were under =-uardianships appointed by the ourts. As of the same date, 21,083 Vorld war veterans were in hospi- als for the insane and other men- al institutions. Is it swearing to say Gosh and Heck? H. C. Since gosh and heck are euphem- 5 tic forms of God and Hell, they lay be regarded as "swear words." 'sage, however, has taken the sting ut of them. How did the use of middle names egin? M. G. They have been used from a very arly period. Originally the Romans sed only one name, but soon adopt- d three, namely the praenomen or orename, the nomen or name and le cognomen or surname. The first marked the individual, the second the clan or tribe and the third the amily. In the early Christian lurch, names were given on bap- ism or admission into the church. The number of Christian names var- d, depending upon the selections y the godparents. Where was Kouget de Lisle when e composed the Marseillaise? D. E. The French captain of engineers as at Strassburg. Who was the tirst soldier to be uried in Arlington cemetery? F. L. The first interment in Arlington emetery was that of a Confederate oldier of the 26tb or 23rd North arolina infantry, George L. Rein- ardt. This was during the Civil ar when Arlington was being used s a hospital. How often is a speaker elected in he United States house of repre- entatives? E. K. The speaker is elected every con- ress but the same speaker may be e-elected as often as the members esire. Did Mrs. Abraham Lincoln belong a Springfield church? M. N. Yes, the First Presbyterian hurch. Was the Captain Shaw mentioned the Song of the Queen, in the se- ond act of lolanthe a real or im- ginary character? H. W. He was a real character by that ame and was afterwards Sir Eyre assey Shaw, head of the Mctro- ilitan fire brigade. London. 1861. He was present at the Savoy i theater on the opening night Nov. 25, 1882. Who is "father of the modern novel?" J. M. Henry Fielding (1707-1754), author of Tom Jones, Jonathan Wild, etc., is so called. What training; in England corresponds to Annapolis Naval academy? L. H. In England, naval training was formerly given at the Royal Naval college at Osborne, Isle of Wight. This was closed in 1921 and cadets' thenceforward were trained at Dartmouth college. Similar training was also to be had at the Royal Naval college at Greenwich. How many homes in U. S. equipped with radios ? M. B. About 21,500,000. What writer is K. F.? L. B. These are initials of Rose Fyle- man, British author. How much of the forest of Pennsylvania destroyed? G. W. The forest service says the ori- " ginai forest in Pennsylvania (the forest which was there when the state was first settled) covered 28,000,000 acres. The woodland 61 Pennsylvania now covers 12,000,000 acres. A New Map of U.S.A. A new map of the United States is now available to Globe-Gazette readers. Printed from the very latest plates, in five colors, on strong, heavy paper, 21x28 inches in size. Shows not only tie .continental United States, with federal standard time zones, but all of the detached territories--Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the others--and on- the reverse side will be found important geographical and up-to-date statistical data, interesting historical facts about each state; pictures of the national capitol and other government buildings, and a map of Washington, D. C. Enclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the new "Map of the United States." Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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