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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 4 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE · AN A. W. U2E NEtt'SPAI'SB Issued Every Week !}ay by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3SOO LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager I'EMBKR, ASSOCIATED PRESS which l» exclusively entitl! to the use lor publication of all news dispatches credltod to it tot otherwise credited ir. this paper, and all local news. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DCs Wolnes news and business olflces at 405 Shops Buildlnc. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake, by the year $7.00 City and Clear Lake by the week $ .15 OUTSIDE MASON CUT AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier 57.00 By mall 6 months .. per week by carrier ..... S J5 By mail 3 months .. Per year by mall 54.00 By mail 1 month 5 .5 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year 56.00 six months $3.25 Three months...J1.7! WHAT'S HE DRIVING AT? O NE FINDS it harder and hard to understand wha't Governor Hoffman of New Jersey is after in the tortuous and apparently aimless inquiries he is pursuing in the Hauptmann case. He seems to be going to incredible lengths to disprove minor bits of testimony that have no real bearing on the main issue, Haupt- mahn's guilt or innocence, and to be ignoring the massive, conclusive testimony that convinced the jury at the trial. Does it matter much whether a Sourland mountain' eer lied or did not lie when he said he saw Hauptmann near the Lindbergh home, so long as the ransom money was found in Hauptmann's garage and on his person, his handwriting was identified by overwhelm, ing testimony as that of the ransom notes and the lad der left at the scene of the kidnaping was made, in disputably, by Hauptmann's tools of wood from Hauptmann's own attic and purchased by him? Suppose it be true, as the governor has hinted, tha' the crime actually was not committed in New Jersey or at least that proof that it was in New Jersey was Bhaky at the trial? The fact remains that the baby was kidnaped and slain, and if any reasonable man doubts that Hauptmann had guilty knowledge of the crime, and-was therefore legally guilty of murder, must be impervious to proof. Why go to such lengths and indulge in such sentimental nonsense as Hoffman has been .displaying, to dig up a minor technicality which does not. mean a thing as to the main issues ? True, it might, if Hoffman can prove his case, ge' Hauptmann a new trial: He might, if tried again after this lapse of time, procure an acquittal or a hung jury But that would cost the state of New Jersey, or New York, a great sum--and would it serve the ends of justice? The Hauptmann case has been lamentably messed up from start to finish by publicity seekers. It begins to seem as if Governor Hoffman were just another of them. His performance is incredible, pointless, totally absurd. GET SET FOR IT! N OBODY likes .taxes. But everybody knows that in the long run it is: only, by taxes that governments can pajrtheir bills... Borrowing is. all right for a time ~but it takes only a ten-year-old mind to know thai borrowing increases the taxes .in the long run. Better to pay as .you go,-.even if it hurts; Incidentally, the hurt-may. keep you from going in the wrong direction. . ' . · The United States in the last three years has been going very much in the wrong direction, and largely the reason is because only a minority of people recognized the big tax hurt that was coming. If the rest of us had been as certain as we should be that in the end we would have to pay through the nose, we would have been less complaisant at the horrific spending. Now we're coming down to it The president's budget has been knocked into a cocked hat, and even the president's secretary of the treasury, that valiant borrower, has expressed doubts whether he can" borrow the billions needed to finance all the expenditures which have been piled on. The president's proposal laid before congress Tuesday for raising a huge amount of additional tax revenue is a recognition of what is contended here. Whether it's the proper approach will bear much study but that Mr. Roosevelt sees the necessity for a curb on the unbalanced budget is indeed gratifying. And in congress, fortunately, conservatives from both parties are banding together to stop the borrowing and raise the taxes. They know it has to be done. Everybody knows it has to be done. Only by taking this rough and rugged road shall we ever emerge from our troubles. REDS ON THE AIR A RADIO network has announced that it will give " time, as a matter of public information, to the general secretary of the communist party. He will be answered the following 'night by a representative in congress, presenting the Americanism viewpoint. The spirit here is admirable--manifesting as it does s. desire to give both sides of every story. But it strikes us that the matter is being carried to an unjustified extreme. The communist party is committed to a program of overthrowing this and other governments of the world, through revolutionary force if necessary. This fact is transcendant to any fine-sounding phrases in which glib communists .may cloak their cause. By the course pursued here, as we see it, there is an assumption that overthrow of our government is a debatable issue. With that viewpoint, we have taken, do take and will continue to take violent exception. Advocating revolution is a form of treason and, in our opinion, is undeserving of quarter under the guise of free speech. This is not written in condemnation of the plan announced by radio authorities. It's our hope, however, that listener reaction will be such as to convince those responsible for the course that a wrong decision has been reached. JAPAN MUST LEARN TN THE long run terrorism and assassination will A hasten the day of Japan's liberalization. Western ideas are spreading through Japan, and the last elections show that the country is growing tired of bloodshed and enormous taxes to satisfy the military imperialists. It is improbable, but not quite impossible, that this latest outrage may be the turning point. But most observers feel that the Japanese, as a people, are still too backward, politically, to rebel and demand freedom. LOOK OUT ^ BELOW * Here's a question that's going the rounds: "Why is it that people spend money they haven't got to .buy things they don't need to impress people they don't like?" ' Our salute to the highway and railway maintainers who have stuck to their job through the severest test ever imposed in Iowa. Mr. Lippman says there's only one way to balance the budget: "The people must pay." How about curbing the spenders'? The nation embarked on an inflation policy knows how it feels to take off on a balloon without a parachute. Radio may yet have to set up its eligibility committee to pass on the amateur standing of its entertainers. A fact neglected is that not all who are against the new deal will vote republican. Senator Borah's ailment has been diagnosed in some quarters as political halitosis. Simile: Slim as the chances of collecting from a defeated candidate. The PROS and CONS DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . by Scott . FU/SWArfffeR. CAUSED A. WA.R. AND fJAVE FRANCE. A-fERRI-TOR-Y NEARLY AS FRA.MCE. I1%EX.F -- \VHEM THE. BEY O^ STRUCK A. T=R.EricH CONSUL IK -fHE. FACE. WI1$ A, in )82.T, FRANCE MADE Y/AR. WHY PRICES OF HOGS ADVANCED Webster City Freeman-Journal: Hog prices have advanced somewhat since the supreme court invalidated the AAA and some opponents of the corn-hog program are saying the increased values prove that producers paid tie tax. However, there are very good reasons for increased prices temporarily. Packers were not anxious to buy prior to the court decision and were holding back in anticipation of an adverse ruling: besides, the highways and the railroads were blocked by the severe weather conditions, making marketing very difficult. Moreover, reduction in production due to the great drought and the activities of the AAA is still having its effect on prices and that effect will continue for some months. Secretary Wallace predictec last summer that prices would be very apt to advance temporarily if the court invalidated the triple A, but warned that if plans were not adopted to adjust supplies to demands prices would again go distressingly low. DESTINED FOR OBLIVION Clinton Herald: The lusty lury with which members of congress plunged into the attack against Father Coughlin must be interpreted as a sign of the radio priest's diminishing importance as a public figure. Two years ago or even less the voice from Detroit commanded the attention of listening millions and the respect of politicians. Now there is no hesitancy in subjecting Father Coughlin to the rough treatment which must be expected by those who plunge recklessly into the turmoil of political conflict. THE DEMOCRATIC VIEWPOINT Lincoln Star: No man in private business would be tolerated a minute had he adopted the course General Hagood took. The general is in the army, a branch of the government, and it is entirely within the line of his duty to discuss problems confronting that branch, even questions of housing, but in his discussion, it is not unreasonable to anticipate he will limit himself to such language and such statements as are becoming to the office he occupies. WHAT DO THEY THINK NOW? Fenton-Reporter: When the supreme court held the AAA unconstitutional, / such obstructionists as Senator Dickinson, Frank Kent and others, knew no bounds -In their rejoicing over the death penalty decision. Now that the same court has ruled the TVA constitutional in all its phases, it will be interesting to note the attitude these same self-styled saviors of the constitution will take on this ruling. IF GLASS CLOTHES COME Marshalltown Times-Republican: "Are glass clothes just around the corner?" asks the Mason City Globe- Gazette. Like as hot something like that will be ordered to prevent concealment of any amall change subject to taxation. Along with personal income tax payments and salaries publication and maybe glass bath rooms. And how about those governmentally granted toilets? BUT NOW WHAT HAVE WE? Hampton Chronicle: The old saloonkeeper did not invite women .and children to come in, get drunk and be merry. No, sir, any good woman entering a saloon would stun the hardest sort of a criminal, and would be promptly put out by the saloon employes or owner. They really had respect .for womanhood. But how what have we? LISTENING TO HOOVER Atlantic News-Telegraph: The 'nation is listening to Mr. Hoover. The American people are coining to realize. that here is a great American. They are beginning to understand that Mr. Hoover is preaching the doctrine of common sense and the fundamental things which have made America what it is today. THIS MUCH MUST^BE ADMITTED Red Oak Express: You may or may not agree with Senator Dickinson but you must admit that be has been no "four flusher." He stood by his guns. His predictions are coming true. He has been a good republican. DID NRA DECISION START IT? Nashua Reporter: Some of the nation's most cap- ible business executives trace the beginning of the justness rise to the action of the supreme court in outlawing- the NRA with its restrictions upon enterprise. . IS ED CLARK TO RUN? Clear Lake Reporter: It is reported that Ed W. Clark of Mason City will be a candidate on the re- mblican ticket for nomination of lieutenant governor. A splendid man for the place. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG ON THE SUBJECT OF TAXES MESERVEY--Here is a startling fact that was :hronicled in a recent Globe-Gazette: "A 536 per cent increase in the state levy is largely responsible 'or the LARGER PROPERTY TAXES to be paid his year." Besides increased taxes on property we alss have the vicious sales tax, corporation tax and individual income tax, thanks to the new deal. No doubt ( ? ) this was all done to promote the "general welfare!" It is possible that some small part of the increased tax on property will be refunded to tax- ayers this fall, as was done before the last election. Jut are they doing us a favor by borrowing our money, without interest, so that they may hand us something shortly before election time? It seems that the new deal conscience is a com- ilicated bit of machinery. Most new dealers holding office have excellent records--as " p r o m i s o r s . " New deal action with regard to corn loans gives us a glimpse of their reasoning processes. They didn't change the amount of 45c per bushel loaned, but they raised the content of a bushel of ear corn from the customary 2i£ cubic feet to an unprecedented 3 feet. Anyway, isn't it strange that there is still call for 'farm relief?" We were under the impression, based on new deal promises, that repeal and legal beer would nsure permanent prosperity, as well as eliminate all axes on property. Just a word to express a belated appreciation for he policy of printing all front page news on that page. It is a great idea. Yours very truly K. CLARENCE RUIGH. AHciEMf DOUBLE CROSS ISLAMDS , SOUTH SEAS PHMOCRArfic/ FbPULlS-T, AND ^?KE5L SILVER. PARTIES ~ 1896 - ANP SflLU HE. LOST' S-fAMP )S OK MANY ADHESNES Copyriphl. 1936. by Centra] Press Association, Inc. DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLESDENTNG, M. D. WHAT CAUSES THE NERVOUS DISEASES? W E MAY well ask, "What are the factors in life which are conducive to the development of functional or nervous diseases?" Generally speaking, diseases either are hereditary or acquired. We inherit blue eyes, brown hair, body type and weight, bald heads, big noses, and all the other physical characteristics which make people interesting. Our traits of character, however, and the stability of our nervous system, are largely a matter of contact and experience with others. Granting this to be true, how fortunate is the : child born and reared by sensible-: parents possessing good control of their nervous systems, and how unfortunate is the child of neurotic, hysterical, or highly emotional parents. Many children emulate their P arents tecause ' l»owledge is largely acquired in the early impressionable years by mimicking others. Such children are figuratively battered about between excess love and unreasonable anger; between fear and bravado; between over-solicitous attention and neglect. Even such natural functions as eating, Bleeping and elimination receive an unnatural and unwarranted attention, and the child is tremendously impressed with the importance of a lost meal, a coated tongue, a scratch on the hand, a failure to respond to a call of nature when the clock strikes nine. Adults Develop Nerves. Then there are other people, who, even though their adolescent years were passed under favorable circumstances, develop nervous or emotional tendencies in adult life. Many factors enter into this, but they will usually fall into certain broad classifications --economic; domestic; thwarted ambition; organic disease. The present economic disaster has brought to physicians thousands of men and women who previously had always been considered physically able and emotionally sound. Incompatible domestic relations probably still heads the list, particularly with women. Books could be written about this subject and still not cover all the causes that are advanced as reasons why men and women fail to. live together in peace and harmony. Back of it all is a fundamental reason--ignorance of the laws of physiology. Add to this selfishness, bad temper, jealousy, idleness, illness, perversions and other similar human frailties, and the picture is practically complete. Diet for Second Week--Wednesday Breakfast--Fruit: Choice of half grapefruit, hah; canteloupe, three prunes (with milk, not cream), glass of orange juice; toast, one-half slice, thinly buttered; one cup tea or coffee (with not more than one lump sugar, one teaspoon milk). Luncheon--One-half grapefruit; one egg; toast; one-half head lettuce, dressing; six slices of cucumber; coffee. Dinner--One-half grapefruit; two olives; one lamb chop, broiled; one-half head lettuce, dressing; whole tomato; toast; coffee. What is your weight today? TOMORROW MARCH 5 By CLARK KINXAIRD Notable Births--Dean Cornwell, b. 1892, American. artist Daniel O. Hastings, b. 1874, senator from Delaware Louise Jordan Miln, b. 1864, novelist married to George' Cricbton Floyd L. Carlisle, b. 1881, utilities magnate Louis Tascherau b. 1867, Canadian statesman. March S, 1872--A patent on the triple-airbrake, the nvention that revolutionized railroading, was granted to 26 year old George Westinghouse. His father had thought him a fool for wasting his time in tinkering with the idea instead of going to school. He was flunked out of Union college. It built him a fortune of ?100,000,000. · · » March S, 1926--Vera, Countess of Cat-heart, was admitted to the United States when a federal judge decided the seventh commandment may be violated, without breaking any U. S. statute. In other words, that she was not guilty of "moral turpitude," a. phrase her case made famous. ONE MHNBTE PULPIT--The earth also is de- fiied under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinances, broken the everlasting covenant.--Isaiah 24:4. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ag Judge C. P. Smith left today for Allison where he opens court for Butler county. Court Reporter Elliott accompanied him. SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain--Princess Ena of Battenberg recently became a member of the Roman Catholic church before her marriage to King Alfonso today. BOGOTA, Colombia--Three men who attempted to assassinate Gen. Reyes, president of the republic of Colombia, were shot on the spot where the attack took place. Delbert Richmond and family left today for Linden, N. Dak., where they expect to make their future home. Articles of incorporation for the Incorporated Farmers' Co-operative Creamery association were filed in the off ice- 1 of the recorder yesterday. The-place of business is at Clear Lake and officers of the association are William Knask, president; William Barlow, secretary, and A. M. Baker, treasurer. Mrs. James Rule left today for Boone where she will visit for a few days on business in connection with the Eastern Star. Twenty Years Ago-Miss Margaret DeVanna left today for her home in Toledo, Ohio, following a two months visit in the city with relatives. Dr. and Mrs. George C. Stockman returned today from Fort Dodge where they spent the week-end visiting with their daughter, Mrs. Ruth Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hughes and grandson, Hughes Bryant, left last night for a six weeks visit in Los Angeles, Cal., where, they will visit relatives. LONDON--British forces, the Australian siege brigade in particular, are figtiting at Verdun with the French troops in a co-operative effort to stem the German attack. May Robson, the internationally known comedienne, appeared at the Cecil theater in person last night with her company in her success, "The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary." The Rev. Scott W. Smith, D.D., of Cedar Rapids, was visiting friends in the city today. Ten Years Ago-Mrs. J. A. Van Ness left yesterday lor Algona. Miss Maurine Sanborn, who has been visiting relatives in the city for the past two weeks, returned today to her home in Minneapolis. A plant capable of manufacturing 90,000 pounds of butter weekly, with feeding capacity for 15,000 head of poultry and an egg handling capacity of 5,000 cases weekly, will be contained in the new Swift and company production plant at 820 Delaware avenue southeast. · Mrs. H. V. MacGregor was chosen president of DZ chapter of the P. E. 0. yesterday and Mrs. R. B. Girton was re-elected president of chapter GN. Miss Mabel Sherwood, former manager of Palais Royal who has been in Des Moines for the past year and a half, has returned to Mason city to take the temporary management of the local store. In first round games of the sectional tournament being held here, Britt eliminated Northwood 22 to 6; Forest City won from Lake Mills 29 to 16, and Swale- dale beat Carpenter 20 to 14. Mason City meets Clear Lake in its first round test. ' | POETS EVERYWHERE Dedicated in the Cause of Bringing the ,1ov and Inspiration of Good \eisc Into the Lives of Rank and File Ion-am. By LOU .MAM.ORY LUKE, Hampton ARTHUR GUITERMAN, was born in Vienna, Austria, of American parents, in 1871. The family returned to America when he was two years old so he has no European recollections. Most of his life has been npent in New. York. Guiterman's poetry became known to thousands through his contributions to Life, and he is popularly known as the originator of "Rhymed Reviews." He refuses to be pigeon-holed in any compartment, and says "I have always written, and shall continue to write, on any theme that interests me or fills me with enthusiasm, and in whatever style happens." He was president of the Poetry Society of America in 1926. HILLS By ARTHUR GCIIEIWAJJ I never loved your plains; yonr gentle valleys. Yonr drowsy country lanM and pleach'ed alleys. I want my hills: -- the trail that scorns the hollow. Up, np the ragged shale where few will follow. Tjp, over wooded ciest and mossy boulder With strong thigh, heaving chest, and swlneing shoulder. So let me hold rny way, hy nothing halted. t"n(/l at close of day, I stand, exalted. High on my hill of ilream -- dear hills that know me! And then, how Fair will seem the lands below me, Hnw purr, nl vp^per-limr. the fur Mis rhlmlnp God, Rive. me. hills to climb, and strength for Beprlnl. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm OBSERVING WfnWfflJnftTflliTTilff^^ THOSE WINTER TALES ALL GROW WORSE WITH AGE. |Mp^ suspect, as does the writer wgP of the following, that the * ss "^ real pain of the winter now in its final throes will come fifty years hence when we begin elaborating on it for our great grandchildren. This reaches me from Hazel Elizabeth Masterson of Geneva: WEATHER WISE. Whene'er the weather was discussed, Graitdftir was wont to nay, "This nln't n patch on what we had Here in an curly day!" And then he'd tell some awful tale Of Morm nr heat or cold. The tales improved a bit. X though!, Each time that they were told. I «ftcn wondered what I'd (ell When I reached Grnndslr'H age. Bui now I know. For I can say, (While younger people race). "' "K you'd seen thirty-five and six-That winter that we had-It's ntonri blocked roudtt and bitter cold-This weather's not half bad. --0-DESPITE CRITICS, IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE. treasure my right to differ the movie critics with respect to the worth of the individual production. "Magnificent Obsession" has had some rather rough panning from the ablest critics of screen productions but I liked it better than anything I've seen in recent months. It seemed to me to be an excellent story, well told and well acted. The critics be hanged! I like what I like. --o-- 7,000,000 UNLICENSED DRIVERS IN AMERICA! am discouraged to learn that although adequate driver's license laws are universally considered one of the-most important, means of reducing the nation's toll of highway fatalities and injuries, there are no less than 5,000,000 motor vehicles in 11 states which are operated without benefit of this plan. This fact was developed at a recent conference of highway users in the report of a national survey. Figuring an average of one and one-half drivers to every vehicle, it means that we have more than ieven million unlicensed operators in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, "Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming. This listing does not include Ohio, where a driver's license "aw goes into effect next October, but it does include Missouri, in which a few cities recently have enacted municipal driver's license ordinances. In addition, there is no uniformity as regards the license period, it varying from one year to life; nor is there any uniformity as to the license fee, which ranges from 25 cents to $5. This lack of uniformity has a direct bearing on safety conditions because a driver's license is a pow- erful factor in control. The power which the courts and authorities have to suspend or revoke license on the basis of major offenses should be strengthened by extension of licensing laws to all states and by injection of uniformity into those laws. ARE HEADINGS WANTED IN THIS DEPARTMENT? (jKgfc^had reasoned that there 'SSS^ w °uld be the same argu- ^-^* ment for using headings in this department as In any other part of the paper, namely, that they give readers an idea of the subject matter covered below. But here's a reaction to the practice from Carl Cassidy, editor of the Lime Springs Herald, whose judgment I hold in respect: "At this time I would like to add a note of criticism on the 'Eye Observing' column. Recently each article has been headed, and it is my opinion that it is not a good idea, because it makes for only casual or brief reading, when the articles should be read in their entirety. I find this column very interesting, and think that it has a large family of readers, but I think the headings on the different articles often do not do justice to the pith in the paragraphs, and tends to make people entirely omit reading them. This is just an observation of my own. Take it or leave it." The only other slant I've had on this recently came from a Mason City woman. She thought as Mr. Cassidy does. At the time the practice was begun I had a number of expressions, all favorable. My wish in this is to present the department with a maximum of appeal to readers. Are the heads wanted ? Or aren't they? Or is it a matter of any moment? --o-RED CROSS SET TO ACT IN CASE OF DISASTER in on a meeting one night recently at which a score of men and w_omen, on summons from the American Red Cross, gave consideration to the part they would be expected to play in the event of a community disaster--flood, fire, tornado or what not. Everybody present had this one thought: "I sincerely hope that we're preparing for something that never happens." But who knows? Nature doesn't always herald her plans. Ralph Lloyd Jones, head of the county Red Cross organization, summarized the situation in these words: "This'disaster setup would enable us to swing into action six or eight iiours earlier than would be possible without preparation. This saving!of time would prove all-important." : It is well to give intelligent consideration to this vital matter and every resident of our community should be thankful that there is such an organization as the Red Cross assuming a. leadership. Answers to Questions ' JWIEDEIUC ,!. HASJUN I'LEASE NOTE--A reader can net tile answer to any question of fact hy writing .Masnn City Globc-Ga/ettR Information Bureau, Frederic .7. Ha*kin, Director, Wahincton. D. C. Please ihclnso three (3) cents for reply. Where is Castle Gate? D. R. It is the entrance to Price River canyon in central Utah, about 115 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The gatelike passage is formed by two immense pinnacles of sandstone, 450 to 500 feet in height. These rise sheer from the narrow canyon bed, barely leaving room for the railway and the river to pass. The castellated form and striking coloration of. this portal make it a feature of unusual interest. Will tourist camps be erected on he Pan-American highway to Mex- co? H. L. A chain of motor camps and tour- st hotels will be built by a com- any of which former President of Mexico Rubio iS'the head. The Mex- can government is also building shelters and small camps which will supplement the larger ones. The 'irst of these is to be opened in March. Is New York City to have a free port? H. M. Federal sanction has been given Mew York City to operate the first foreign trade zone or free port in U. S. The city will spend $5,600,000 on facilities for the free port. Has Kentucky a sales tax? B. SA sales tax of 3 per cent was in effect in Kentucky but, at the last election, the electorate dictated its repeal. The tax was the principal issue of the election. What is the minimum fare on the Queen Mary and on the Normandie? H. L. Minimum fare on both, 5268. Has lokio a memorial to the victims of the 1323 earthquake and lire? J. S. The Hall of the Nameless Dead commemorates 33.000 victims. When ivas the first motion picture heater opened? E. L. Lost Angeles, Cal., in 1902. What city is "Queen of Watering Places?" E. M. Brighton, England, is so called :rom its popularity as a seaside resort. Do alligators eat people? H. F. According to W. T. Hornaday, ihere is no authentic record of the loss of a human life by an alligator. When does wheat harvesting begin and end in this country? N. S. The harvest of winter wheat begins in central Texas, -usually about May 25, and reaches central Oklahoma about June 5. In this section .he army of transient harvest hands begins to assemble, and reaches its maximum size in central Kansas, vhere Lhe harvest usually begins about June 15. By July 1, harvest has begun in central Nebraska. The harvest of spring wheat begins in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa usually about July 15, or at the time the winter-wheat harvest ends. By Aug. 1, wheat harvest has usually begun throughout practically all of South Dakota and southern Minnesota, and by Aug. 11, has nearly reached the Canadian line. How are artificial rubies manufactured? C. W. Built up by gradually fusing, in an oxyhydrogen flame, a mixture of powdered aluminum oxide with a small amount of chromium oxide which imparts the red color. These built-up or synthetic stones have all the physical and chemical properties of a natural ruby and are often superior in color. Is Mussolini tall? R. W. He- is 5 feet 6 inches. Is Coney Island in districts? 3. O. Divided into four well-defined districts: West -Brighton, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Sea Gate; How many lead pencils used in U. S. in one year? B. B. About one billion. How long do swans live? HI. Q. Swans are comparatively long lived birds. Instances are recorded of swans which lived to be 100 in captivity. In a wild state 15 or 20 years would be a fairly high average lifetime. Plan Your Garden Successful gardeners do not wait until actual planting time to perfect their plans. Have everything ready when the time comes to begin work. Write tody for a fine package that gives complete instructions about Vegetable Gardens, Annual Flowering Plants, Small Fruits, Mushroom Culture and Control of Weeds. This fat package contains five complete illustrated booklets. All for 25 cents to coin including postage. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose 25 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the Garden Package. Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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