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T ^A^S^^^tSjeifei^lJ^^aiC MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Dav bv the MASON CIT1 GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street. ' · -Telephone No. SSIK Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930, at the post office at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively en titled to the use for publication of all-news dispatches credlte to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all loca news. · . - · Full leased .wire service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY: PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Di Moincs news and business offices at -105 Shops Building. SUBSCIUPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear Lake by the year $7.00 by the week S .1 OUTSIDE M A S O N CITT AND CLEAIt L A K E AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF M A S O N CITY Per year by carrier S7.00 By mall S months $2.2 Per week by carrier -.. . . S .15 By mail 3 months Per year by mail -.:.;. ,34.00 By mail 1 month ,s .5 . ' OUTSIDE lOlt M11.E ZON'E IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year...$6.00 Six months.. .S3.25 Thrc'e months.. .$1.7 IN ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr. .58.00 6 months.-54.50. 3 months..S2.50 1 month. .$.1.0- A Time for Economy rpHAT the federal government badly needs re-or ·*· ganization is a fact that has been recognize) by many presidents. Half-hearted and abortivi efforts have been made from time to time to bring order into the chaos, but none has been greatly e£ fective, while congress was continually creating nev boards, commissions and agencies to add to th muddle. President Roosevelt's plans ror a new government set-up are therefore based upon a crying need. But whether his plans are the ones tha should be adopted is another matter, and one tha cannot be settled out of hand. It is significant tha the congressional committee which has been working on the matter under the leadership of Senato: Byrd is by no .means pleased with the presidentia suggestions. Despite the president's denials, th fact is that in many particulars the proposal tend to take from congress and place in the hands of the executive more authority than he now has-and that's a lot of authority. Perhaps the most frequently heard criticism i the president's-demand for abolition of the office o comptroller general. ; It is the duty of this officer who is responsible only to congress, to check ove every departmental expenditure and refuse to al low those that are not in accordance with law.. Hi is a general watch-dog to keep the department and other agencies from embarking on activitie: not authorized by congress. The president's suggestion to replace the office with that of a genera auditor, reporting to congress what has been done with the money after it has been spent, is in no sort of way a substitute or improvement. It merely means locking the barn door after the horse is gone The present setup keeps the horse in the barn except on specific directions of congress. It is true that the present congress is'overwhelm- ingly pro-Hoosevelt. The president can have anything he asks in reason. Probably many congressmen will feel "Iheir's not to reason why." But it is to be hoped that there will be a considerable group who feel a first responsibility to country. Mr. Roosevelt frankly says that- he expects only small savings under his plan. His plan is designed to embed in the permanent governmental structure many agencies that were originally set up with the promise that they were for emergency only. It is not going to be popular to set the government up on a permanent seven, billion dollar budget basis, and we.have a right to expe'ct retrenchment when the emergency' is over, as it now seems to be--or nearly SO. · ' · · .. · ' ·-': ' Government re-organization should be on the lines of economy, not of escaping responsibility and of unrestrained spending. Crime and Publicity . rpHE author of a letter to the editor of a Milwau- ·*· kee newspaper places the blame for the murder of kidnaped Charles Mattson on American newspapers.- If:,the press had been censored and the news of the kidnaping suppressed, according to this misguided citizen, the life of the Mattson child would not have been sacrificed. This man's remedy for the brutal crime is not navel or, original. At all times and in. all countries 'there are people who feel that censorship is the answer to every, serious problem.. Such people reason that if the press publishes nothing about crime, there will be none. Every editor and crime enforcement officer knows them to be wrong. Censorship, even when it is self-imposed, generally has an adverse effect on the welfare ot .the people. British newspapers discovered that in their handling of the empire crisis which arose from the love affair of King Edward VIII and Mrs. Wallis Simpson. Reputable newspapers, of course, co-operate with the enforcement agencies of the government and with their local officers in refraining from publication of information which makes it easier for criminals to escape detention. Nobody can deny I h a t occasionally journalistic zeal has handicapped enforcement agencies by causing such information to be published, but on the whole, the newspapers and other disseminators of public information have been far more helpful than otherwise in the never- ending campaign against crime. If they were to ignore the activities of criminals, they would 'only lull the public and the officers of their public into a false sense of security. Crime flourishes in dark and unknown corners. When the white light of publicity forces it into the public gaze, it is placed on the defensive an'd shorn of its most effective weapon. Criminals know this. The rest o£ us should. --· ----«n o v^ Missouri Has Been Shown rpHE people of Missouri may .passively accept x their state sales tax, but they do"not want the "bottle caps" which go with it.- When the Missouri sales tax went inlo effect, a frugal legislature saw that there was no way of paying fractional cents amounts to meet the sales tax. Hence, the "bottle cap" tokens. In the course ot a day's shopping the average housewife had a fair handful of "bottle caps." After more than s year and a half of use, these bulky milk bottle top tokens began to look pretty dingy. Complaints against the "bottle caps" reached Jefferson City. So did complaints from Missouri zinc miners who wanted sales tax tokens made out of Ozark zinc. To compromise with the complaints, the new slate adminislration in Missouri decided to do away with sales tax tokens of all kinds and bracket sales tax as is done in Iowa and other states. The manner in which fractional cent coins have been scorned in nearly every state furnishes a commentary of some sort on American thrift. No matter what his station in life, the average citizen isn't interested in split cents. In France the frugal peasant carefully hoards his small change--even to a single sou, or a 5 centime piece.- Inasmuch as Ihe French franc is only worth 4.6 cents a centime is one one-hundredth of t h a t . It anything, the sales tax in trie various slates proved that Americans are not much interested in small change. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 28 E3 1937 ·We ask nobody else to agree with us but it' our own private opinion that Jock Sutherland o Pittsburgh university is the greatest football coac in the business today. Congress wouldn't be flattered if it knew ho\ many people would rather stake their trust in th supreme court than in the legislative branch o government. Not a few Americans have difficulty under standing why the name "Norris dam", was all righ and the name "Hoover dam" all wrong. Give the devil his due. Radio has written s brigh P, ag! V,, in story with its extraordinary service i the Ohio valley flood. John L. Lewis threw his support to the admin istration. last election; now he's calling for the pay Too bad some of this excess water couldn't hav been turned on last^July when it was really needed Fog is-said to be "a cloud out of place." By thi same formula a f l o o d i s t h e ocean out o£ place. We thought we were listening and we heard n call for Father Coughlinj return to the radio. It's a long time between wins so far as Amer icas Davis cup tennis teams are concerned. PROS and-CONS FUNCTION OF A UNIVERSITY Salem, Oregon, Statesman:--Of all the cxpres sions of opinion relative to the dismissal o£ Glenn Frank as president of the University of Wisconsin the best which has come to our notice is that o President E. A. Gilmore of the University of Iowa He did not enter particularly into the Frank-Lt Follette controversy, but he did use the incident to offer some generalization as to the proper position o£ the university which deserves wide considera tion; President Gilmore said: "The recent events in Wisconsin are the logica outcome of a philosophy which believes that a university should participate directly in responsibilit} for social, reform and reconstruction. It overlooks the fundamental difference between a slate uni versity and a university state. The latter is in constant danger o£ becoming an instrument of propa- .ganda and political control. A university should not be brought too close to the scene o£ immediate political action. It serves society best if it remains a detached, intelligent, impartial, fearless exponent of truth and sends out a body of -well trained and well informed students." It will be difficult to find in any of the lengthy addresses of recent years on the subject a more accurate statement of the function of the university in modern society. There is grave danger that the university will be made just a tool of the powers- that-be, and this danger exists with privately endowed universities as well as with slate-supported nstitutions. The simple sentence which closes Dr. pilmore's statement deserves to be graven in Ihe foundation stone ot every university in the land, snd in the conscience and Ihe consciousness of every citizen: "It serves society best if it remains a de- ached, intelligent;- impartial, fearless exponent o£ ruth, and sends out a body of well-trained and well nformeoT students." NO HOPE FOR LOWER TAXES Cresco Times: Governor Kraschel's inaugural address was a carefully prepared document deal- ng with various questions that are to come before he legislature. While it has much to commend it and is entitled to a place among notable state papers, there was nothing in it to give cheer to the ommon citizen struggling under the present tax oad. No hope is held out for any immediate tax eduction and the word "economy" has no place n the message. Millions for relief, millions for oads,- millions for state institutions, and on and n. Governor Herring gave a hint of what is in tore for the taxpayer when in his farewell ad- ress he referred to an_ $18,000,000 budget. AS SCHMEDIKA TURNS DEMOCRATIC Ward Barnes in Eagle Grove Eagle: Wright ounty republicans regret the passing of Senator Bill from their ranks'. His candidacy in the June irirhary took enough votes away from E. O. EUs- vorth o£ Hardin county, to nominate Ray Hill of Clarion,. Wright county. And, with Bill running as i democrat, he pulled enough votes to insure the election of our now Senator Ray Hill. Bill's ad- ·ice, "Keep one eye on me" is proper. Watching Bill with both eyes might make you cross-eyed; NEBRASKA PLAN SUGGESTED New Hampton Tribune: The partisan "scrap" which .we witnessed here in Iowa during the open- ng days of the state legislature, may hasten the day when this stale may be inclined to try some- hing different. The younger politicians will, no doubt, devote some attention to the Nebraska plan. GOOD PARLIAMENTARIANS Garner Leader: The officers in an Iowa city who were sent to see a burlesque show and didn't make any trouble before the performance ended showed, we.think, that they were good parliamen- :.irians. They didn't make any interruptions while there was a motion before (he house! ONLY THE DRIVE IS UNIMPROVED Clinton Herald: The 1337 car represents the acme ot mechanical pcrfeclion but the drivers are of the early horseless carriage vintage, so the casualty lists for the year will be about the same. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG HARNESSING THE ELEMENTS HAKE--The human family o£ the world is rid- ng on "high horses" with a desire to control ev- :rything by human ingenuity and human efforts vith the aid o£ every possible element that can be brought into action. Many, however, have been baffled regarding the enous duststorms of the "great plains," the severe droughts and now the excessive floods of the east entral slates. What can man do in this matter? Consider the control, or regimentation, of the natural elements. It can be done to a certain ex- ent, but there is a limit to h u m a n power and endeavor. The "great plains" still need more mois- ure m the soil to guarantee a crop for the next oming season and now the Ohio river valley is 'isited with a dangerous excess of water. Why not ry to equalize this? Were it possible by human ef- orts and human accomplishments to transport that xcess water to such part of the great expanse of 3ur country where more moisture is needed, what hen? If it could be done, maybe the human 1am- ly could get by without the Great Supreme Power Vho controls all things. I trust that all mankind will admit that the Jreat Supreme Power o£ God is still at work and s still heeded in all the happenings, incidents and vents of human endeavor. Job saw God's great power in a "whirlwind." Other events of past history have demonstrated the nhmited power of the Supreme Being. Is it neces- ary that even now in our present day enlightcn- nent God must demonstrate. His power in order o keep humans in the path of righteousness? God nows. That's why. This does not come from a theologian either, ut you are inviled to believe i't. Let's get closer o Him in our spiritual faith. W. C. SUNDERMBYER, DAILY SCRAP BOOK . by Scott *-w BAHD 12.1000 MILES \MIDE, A.-T-THE. EqUAfoR. o? · 15 M O V I N G 2-4O AH HOUR. FAS-TER. LAUD A.f-frtE-- Poi_$ -- A YEAR At" HGjUA-fop. HAS El^KT MOR.E. DAYS IM iT'TrtAR OF-THE: PJ-A.HE.T W I N E POSSIBLE. USE.OF COPYRIGHT 1931 CENTRAL PREsfASSCOATION ~~"- WlNES -- PRE.VIOUSI_Y MOST W I H E. \Y A.S DRUNK. DlREuCfl-Y FROM frlE CASK. WHILE MEW DIET and HEALTH LOGAN CLKNDEN1NG, M. D. A 1 WHAT MAY FOLLOW COLD LL OF THE respiratory infections which occur "· at this time of year may be followed by a kind of general rheumatism which lasts for days and sometimes weeks. Especially is acute tonsiiitis\]ia- )le to be followed by these painful complications. It is not always easy to distinguish between the muscular form and the nervous form of neuralgia, and often they are mixed. In the early stages massage or manipulation usually does · more harm than good, and rest iii bed with local applications of heat or hot ointments, or applications of hot earths, such as kaolin or anti- phlogistine or Denver mud, give relief. A combination of 20 grains of salicylate of methyl, five grains of chloroform, in an ounce o£ lanolin, applied warm and cover with a flannel rag, has given relief in many cases. It the patient is near an institution or physician who r. Clenclonlnf has diathermy equipment, t h i s form of heat should be used be- ause It is more penetrating than any other kind. After the acute stage is over, rheumatic nodules lay appear in the muscles, extremely painful and larply localized, and with these again heat and iathermy, with the addition now of massage and ·anipulation, are the methods of choice. QUUESTIONS FROM READERS M. Y. C.: "Is there any ointment preparation vhich will relieve the itching caused by ringworm?" Answer: A preparation known as Whitfield's intment, containing salicylic acid, is effective in many cases. R. K. R.: "I am 32 and for the past six months lave been having deep circles and puffs under my yes. Could they be caused by acid or nerves, to vhich I am subject?" Answer: They arc much more likely to be caused y nerves than anything else. R. E.: "I have lost a baby at birth with primary lydrocephalus. Is it likely that such a condition vill occur if I should have another baby?" Answer: No. The condition has nothing to do vith heredity and is purely accidental. TOMORROW fly C I . A R K K I N N A I R f t \Jotahle Births--John Davison Roclvfeller, Jr., b. 1 « 1874 in Cleveland when his father was 35 . . . Ernest Lubitsch, b. 1892 in Berlin, photoplay direc- or . . . Kenneth McKellnr, b. 18(5!), in Richmond, \la., senior senator from Tennessee . . . Walter G. George, b. 1878 in Preston, Ga., senior senator from 5eorgia_. . . Owen Davis, b. 1874 in Portland, Me., uthor of 200 produced, plays ranging from Bertha he Sewing-Machine Girl to'Icebound and the De~ our . , . Barton Braley, b. 1832 in Madison, Wis., uthor o£ more than 10,000 published poems and 00 published short stories . . . Leslie A. Miller, b. 886, governor o£ Wyoming . . . Remain Holland, b. 866, French novelist and dramatist . . . Edward F. rtcGrady, m. 1872 in Jersey City, assistant United "tales secretary of labor. Jan. 2B, 1G88--Emanuel Svedberg, subsequently wedenborg, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, son £ a bishop. He won separate distinction as min- ng engineer, mineralogist, metallurgist, Khiprail- 'ay designer, hydrographer, chemist, geologist, hysicist, paleontologist, astronomer, anatomist, olitical economist, legislalov, Latin poet, philoso- her, psychist, psychologist, physiologist and was he founder of crystallography. He wrote 100 vol- mes, and was the inventor of a .submarine, an ir trumpet for the deaf and improved stoves and limneys; he developed primary machine guns and onceived one of the first airplanes. The signifi- ance o£ many of his discoveries--abnut the duct- ess glands, for instance--its just coming to be un- erstood. Jan. 29, 1737--Thomas Paine was born in Thet- ord, England, son of a Quaker. He was a skeptic bout everything except, ironically, liberty. Paine's cries o£ pamphlets, "Common Sense," did as much s anything to fan the flames of resentment in the 3 colonies into a revolt against Paine's own coun- ry. Jan. 29, 1795--Congress abrogated nil titles o£ obility in this country. Jan. 29, 1902--Andrew Carnegie gave $10,000,Of) to establish Carnegie institution. Jan. 2!1, 1917--H. M. S. Laiironlic was sunk off he Irish coast by a German submarine. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON T Glnbe- .f. Filei Thirty Years Ago-The following officers were elected at the meeting of the stockholders of the First State bank of Nora Springs: W. H. Stone, president; E. E. Sherman, vice president; C. A, Moody, cashier: E. S. Chapman, assistant cashier, and C. E. Moody, acting cashier. F. S. Gibson returned yesterday from a business trip to Davenport. Sheriff Holdren was at Thornton loday. Mrs. Vcrn Rule left today for an extended visit .1 Waverly. W. H. George of Mitchell, S. Dak., is in the city today transacting business. Mrs. Kilman Cowell left today for a visit at Rudd. Dr. McGlone left today for a visit at Waterloo. 'Twenty Years Ago-- ' ' : - : Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Nichols left yesterday for a jix weeks trip during which they will visit New- York City, St. Petersburg, Fla., and many other points. Patrolman C. L. Pickens has announced his risegnation from the police force, effective Feb. ]. Members of the Mason City delegation to the district convention o£ Rotary clubs at Sioux City left today for the convention site, where they will meet with Rotary clubs in Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota. John Heizer, pitcher of the Quincy, 111., ieam, has been purchased by Manager Dan O'Lcary for mound duty for the Claydiggers the coming season. The high school girls team defeated the Sheffield girls 45 to IT at Sheffield last night. Ten Years Ago-NEW YORK--War with Mexico "within two years" is predicted by United States Senator Burton K. Wheeler, democrat, Montana, unless policies of the present administration are changed. Senator Wheeler believes the disturbed situation in Central America is made more difficult by the temperament of Secretary Kellogg, -who "sees a bolshevik under every sagebrush between Washington and Mexico City." Kenneth Mitchell, son o£ Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Mitchell, has laken first honors in a nationwide contest for the best landscape architecture problem in the Exchange Problems contest for 192B, which was conducted by the national organization of Architectural Educators. Henry Debban o£ Charles City visited in the city with friends yesterday. WEBSTER CITY--Mason City Junior college defeated the Webster City Junior college 28 to I t last night, Lnsh and Pirkl leading the scoring for the winning Ieam with 8 points each. ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASI.IN IT ISN'T THE NORTH WIND! TN OUR PART of the country people are irritable *· when the north wind blows. It sets their teeth on edge. It makes them feel mean. When the north wind blows they quarrel with their best friends. Their ears get red, their cheeks burn, their lips chap, and they are irritable and they are mean and almost impossible to get along with--when the north wind blows. The north wind is dry and a trouble to man. Because it hasn't that cooling, comforting moisture n it, his s k i n cracks and a man is miserable. And because he is miserable, he takes his discomfort out on other people . . . And he blames the norlh wind. 11 isn't, the north wind's fault. It's ours! A north wind can't do anything but blow. Blow leaves into corners. Blow dust in your eyes. Blow up the street and blow down the bay. And i£ the north wind makes your skin dry and your disposition :rickly, the north wind can do nothing at all about t. He's fixed in his ways and he cannot change. But it's a strange thing, indeed, it a human be- ng is dependent entirely for his happiness on a little bit of moving air, if his sweetness and his sanity and his friendship for people and his general ivableness have no more weight in them than a fluttering leaf that people rake into piles and burn on an autumn day. If his temper's no more than that, if his disposition swings like a weather-cock on a barn- then where is all his triumph and where his massive and splendid pride? He's nothing at all if the north wind can topple him so from his foundations. And what a pathetic spectacle a man is making of himself when he lays all his meanness on the old north wind. ONE MINUTUE PULPIT--A word spoken in good season how good is it!--Proverbs 15:23, OBSERVING Count Your Blessings-And Help the Unlucky! j«»t listened for two hours the !5§«|s other night to the radio ^-"- program emanating, on a special network, from Louisville, Ky. When finally I tvirned off the switch, I was more than ever convinced that the most I could do by contribution to the Red Cross flood relief fund is the least that I should do. "Seventeen refugees stranded for three days without water or food at such and such ah address, boat desperately needed . . .Woman seriously ill at Broadway and Oak street, boat should proceed at once to this address and get her to hospital . . . Gasoline on Water at Main and Water street makes smoking hazardous, don't do it . . . Explosion at Ford plant . . . Boat proceed at once to Cherry and such and such where Sheriff So and So has just broken his leg." And so on far into the night. How fortunate we are to have shelter and warmth and food and all those other blessings that we accept without giving thanks! The people of Cincinnati, Louisville and the other flood-bound cities felt just as secure as do we a month ago. One never can tell what lies ahead. --o--· Our Iowa, as Seen by the Eyes of a Poet jpgsat, draw once more on the PSgKg booklet ! issued by Hay ^2S*^ Murray, state secretary of agriculture, ior a contribution-Mr. Murray's conception of "Our Iowa:" I knnu- a place Ittnealh thf sun, erff brortklet* f l o w and rii-ers run To J o i n the boundless seas. I knou- a place, where In the s p r i n g . The Mossnms blow and song birds slnp XJri m the apple trees. From rarly Rummer t i l l its close One sees great f i e l d s where t a l l corn grows, And r u s t i c s in the breeze. And in tile season knoxvn as fall That corn .stands up erect and tail- Almost as t a l l ns trees. Then when the winter's c o l d w i n d s blow, Tbls land becomes a [and of slinu 1 , As white as white can be. What e'er the .season or the year This l a n d is always r i l l e d with cheer-Bright cheer for you and me. I'm sure that you would l i k e to go ~ And .see this land rf flowers and . s n o w , Though 11 were tar away. · · Rut f r i e n d s , behold Ibis he.inly l a n d Is all about you where you s t a n d . It is our Iowa. --o-New Slate Official Has a Double Here ijgsa^ can't help believing that ^Sjyi Doctor Robert E. O'Brian, *"*^ newly appointed secretary of state, is going to be all right. Anybody who looks so remarkably like D. K. Lundberg--in his pictures, at least--couldn't help having some good points. Had you noticed his resemblance to the Mason City merchant? Mr. Raymond Ilcally Knows His Numbers have long known that Lew Raymond, automobile generalissimo in the treasurer's office, was a wizard at remembering figures. But I never saw it so effectively demonstrated as recently when with a check designer! to cover my 1937 license I postscriptcd a request that my number end with my telephone number. Carelessly--I really do know my telephone number--I got one of the numbers wrong. The result was a telephone call inquiring whether I really wanted the number I suggested or whether I wanted my telephone number. I insist it's something when * fellow knows not only all the automobile numbers but the telephone numbers as well.'s doggone strange to me how a man knowing so many telephone numbers could go on being a bachelor! --o-Some Safely Tips for Those Who Itide Bikes am indebted to the Iowa Safety Councilor, monthly publication ot the Iowa State Safety council, for these rules of safely for those who ride bicycles: 1. Never carry persons or bulky bundles on a bicycle. 2. Never hang on a moving Vehicle. 3. Do not try to carry an object in one hand or to ride without handlebars. 4. Ride without wobbling and avoid sharp turns. 5. In making left turns,-do not cut the corner. 6. Keep close to the right on all pavement, 7. Never ride more than two abreast; when meeting vehicles, ride in single file. 8. At signalized intersections, stop behind automobiles. 9. Watch for and obey stop signs. 10. Do not stunt ride on the street. Safety equipment for bicycles is also essential, some of · which should include the following: 1. Adequate lights, .both -front and 7-car. 2. Coaster brakes. 3. Seals,..handlebars, grips and pedal pads 'should be kept tigh't. 4. While or very light colored clothes are an advantage at nighl. 5. Clips to prevent tvousers from catching in the sprocket. · The Iowa State Safely council, incidentally, is backing a bill in the present state legislature'that would require a licensing of all bicycles, as a matter o£ curbing the irresponsible riders and protecting against bicycle thieves.' ',' Answers to Questions" Bj- f'RtlDERIC J. IIASK1N PLEASE N O T E -- A reader can eel w r i t i n g the .Mason City Gldbe-GATCtle 1 kin. Director. Washington. D. C. I'leisn How many people of GO or more In U. S.? C. S. In the 1D30 census, 10.385,026. What riropot-tlnn nt Christmas savings actually spent for Christmas sifts? H. L. "Nation's Business" says studies of the subject indicate that about 42 per cent is used for Christmas purchases, 25 per cenl goes into permanent savings, 12 per cent into tax payments, and 8 per cent into year-end comitments. The remainder is not accounted for. In 1936, there were about 7.500,000 Christmas savings accounts amounting to a total of §355,000,- 000. What are the leading companies interested in television? \\. H. The Radio Corporation o£ America, Farnsworth television, Inc., and Philco Radio and' Television company. How much prize money and how many scholarships were awarded In the Fisher body coach contest last year? F.. M. t In l!)3fi pri7.cs totaling SnO.OOO were awarded by Ihe Fisher Body Craftsman's guild. In. addition to the four 55,000 scholarships, Ihcrc were 802 state and national awards mid 18 all-expense trips to the guild convention. What proportion of adults have syphilis? E. G. According to a statement of General Thomas Parran of the United States public health service, one adult in ten is infected by syphilis at some time during his or her lifetime. Is Fort Belvedere, ,the country residence of former King Edward ViIT, his private property? J. E. This is crown property and relinquished upon abdication. How much damage done the last 10 years by tornadoes? E. H. From I Q l f i to 1935 tornadoes killed 5,224 and caused properly losses o£ 5230,000,000 in U. S. Hnw many clocks In Ihe National Broadcasting company studios? W. J.' There are 291 clocks, controlled by a master clock. Are any Negroes In the U. S. marine corps? C. O. Negroes have -never been admitted. Does Russia have television? C. R. According to World-Radio, journal o£ the British Broadcasting corporation, a television center is shortly to be built in Moscow. How many members, and for what term, has Nebraska's unicameral legislature? E. T, The stale constitutional amendment in Nebraska, which provided for the unicameral legislature, stated that there should be not more than 50, nor less than 10, members. The amount allowed for salaries was 837,500. Thin was .o be divided amor.;: the incm- 's. The number of members has been fixed at 43, so lhat Ihe salary is about $872 a year for the answer to any qurKtion of fact by s I n f o r m a t i o n Bureau, frederlc J. Bas- j e n d three (3) cents postage for reply. [ each member. The members are elected on a non-partisan, ballot for two-year terms. A roll call may be held on the demand o£ any member. · Is there a foreign legion in Ihe Spanish loyalist army? T. D. There is the international: column. About 3,500. soldiers corit- pose its two brigades. What was the French name of Henri Bernstein's play, playine In New York under the name, "Promise?" J. T. First produced in December, 1934, in Paris, as "Espoir." How many boys enter the contest conducted by the Fisher Bodies Craftsman's guilrl? N. R. About 350,000. There are two groups, the senior and junior groups. A great stimulus has been given craftsmanship by these contests. Four crafts are necessary -- paintcraft, metalcraft, w o o d craft and trimcraft--in making the models. What proportion of the classes worn arc flitcd Iy oplnmelrisls? N. II. About (iO per cent. Oculists fit about 30 per cent. Department stores account for the other 10 per cent. About how many limes Is a song broadcast at Ihe hciffht of Its popularity; W. B. In one year the popular tons "When I Grow Too Old to Dream ° was broadcast 2f),161 times. Is water sometimes put In automobile tires? N; D. Water is now used in the tires on farm tractors to give greater tractive ability and better riding qualities. ·i ' ! 1 ·'. \ fl/; i BIG ANNUAL EVENTS No matter where you are going --cast or west--north, or south- on business nr pleasure--any time of Ihe year--you should have this fine booklet which lells about the big a n n u a l event in each state in he union. Few people know what they really are. A page for every state with beautiful illustrations in roto tints and ample descriptive text. Send for copy today. Ten cents, postpaid. Use coupon. |l « The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the mooklet, "Annual Events." Name Street City Stale (Mall to Washington, D. C.)

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