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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 29 JH 1937 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE · AN A. IV. LEE NEWSPAPER . Issued Every Ween D.i« hv tne MASON-CITS GLOBE- GAZETTE 'COMPANY 121-12.1 East stale Street - Telephone No. 3800 LEE'P. LOOMIS - - '-' - - Publisher "W. EARL, HALL. .- ·-· - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. -NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD. L. GEER, - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class m a t t e r April 17, 1930, .it ttie posl- o f f i c o at Mason City. Iowa, under the- act of March :i, 1579. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PREE.S wnlctt Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to i t , o r not otherwise credited In this- paper, and all local news. Full leaied vivo service by United Press. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY JPHESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Moines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason Cily and Clear by the year ,-..57.00 by the week OUTSIDE MASON CITY AA'I) CLEAR L.-1KE AND WITHIN 1(10 M1I.ES OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier ....51.00 By -mail 6 months Per week by carrier 5 .l-i By mail 3 months .... Per year by mail £4.00 By mail 1 month .,,, OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year...$6.00 Six months.. S3.25 Three months.. .51.75 IN AM. STATUS OTHER THAN * I O W A AND .MINNESOTA Per T. .S8.00 C months. .54,50 3 months. .S2.50 1 m o n t h Lake. .S .15 .S2.25 .51.25 ,S .50 ..5.1.00 Days of Czar Recalled T HE TRIAL of Karl Radck, noted soviet publicist and diplomat, and former editor of the chieE Russian newspaper, Isvestia, offers one of the most bizarre spectacles seen in the whole history of bol- shevik political trials. Eadek and his alleged coconspirators in a scheme to dismember Russia in order to eliminate Stalin are brought into court to make spectacular confessions. The hand of Japan has now been brought into it. But aside from the confessions there is no proof of the alleged plot, Trotzky, the alleged master mind of the conspiracy, from his place of exile in Mexico, vehemently denies the whole affair. Some of the principal witnesses, who claim to have carried dispatches for him in the scheming, he says he never knew. And he makes the point that while many of the "old bolsheviks," who for years robbed and wrecked in defiance of the czar, are supposed to be implicated in the sabotage plots which accompanied the general conspiracy, the sabotage usually Jailed. Skillful terrorists like the "old bolsheviks,' says Trolzky, could do a better job than that. It is an argument with force. Nevertheless, there is something under the surface-in Russia that prevents- complete acceptance of the Radek trial as only a bit of political propaganda designed at the same time to remove leaders hostile to Dictator Stalin. .Tust what it is will probably not be known until historians can get the secret archives of Russia,- years in the future. But that it is there may be seen from the fact of the assassination of Sergei Kirov, Stalin's first friend and aide. It is not credible that Stalin had him slain; lie was Jailed by a former Trotzlcy supporter. Trofzky may not be guilty of the fantastic plot now alleged against him. But that he was scheming to overthrow his enemy Stalin is not incredible. It is strange, though, lo see communist Russia, the land of alleged freedom and liberty, carrying out exactly the procedure of the czar's secret police · -- except for new ideas of modern publicity. The accused are being railroaded, and forced to confess whatever is alleged against them by torture and by fear of consequences to their families. Neither truth nor justice enters into the picture at all. Stalin's dictatorship is as bloodthirsty, revengeful and panic-stricken as the czar's ever was. And that is supposed to be a great improvement on democracy! Reminder of War /·CUMULATIVE dispatches increase the horror of ^ the Ohio river floods. A half-dozen cities and many smaller towns are swamped in a destruction that equals or surpasses that of war. Hundreds are dead, a half-million homeless. The extent of the properly damage is beyond count, and perhaps never will be known. In the city of Louisville, metropolis of Kentucky, 90 per cent of the homes are flooded. It takes little imagination lo picture the devastation which will face Ihe survivors when the waters eventually recede, and they return to wrecked and ruined homes. Scores : of thousands will have lo start life all over .again. It is incredible that this could happen in a nation where billions have been spent in flood control, in the middle of ; \vinter. But it has happened The stark facts are there. The situation is bad anc growing worse. A half-million of our fellow Americans are facing not only loss of homes, but epidemics of disease, death from exposure, devastating fires. The whole machinery of civilization ha broken down over a vast area of the Ohio valley and the ruin is spreading as the flood moves dowi toward the lowlands of the Mississippi. What ha happened along the Ohio may be duplicated o worse before the iflood waters have' drained of through the Mississippi delta. There is only one great job lo be done al In present time. It' is to send help as fast as possible Every community thai lies in peace and quiet awa from the zone of disaster must give of its plenl and its comfort to help the stricken neighbors Every family and individual who can spare a con tribulion must dip into me purse and swell th great fund which must be raised. The Red Cros has already contributed a million dollars from il disaster fund. Millions more will be needed. Maso City and Cerro Gordo county have responded ad mirably thus far. But the job isn't finished. Tlii is an emergency such as the nation has not see since the World war, and it must be met in th same spirit of patriolic self-sacrifice and wan generosity. Germany's Growing Pains TX7HEN the nazi reichstag convenes Saturday *'' Chancellor Hitler will probably propose col onial acquisitions in Africa under arrangemen which are unique in international diplomacj Rcichsfuehrer Hitler is expected to lease part Portuguese Angola in Africa for a term of 09 yean thereby reviving Germany's colonial empire. Portuguese Angola is on the southwest coast n Africa, a great undeveloped territory of -176,71 square miles, which is rich in both agricultural an mineral resources. Angola contains most of th colonial resources which Germany acutely need for raw materials. Leasing colonial territory something distinctly new in imperialism. Hitler is reported involved in a German-Portu guese deal which would give the Lisbon govern ment 200 million gold marks, or approximately 8 million dollars for this 99 year lease on Portugues Africa colonies. With Germany stripped of go]' Hitler could hardly afford to pay even 80 millio dollars, for African colonies. What Portugues needs in its precarious geographical situation arms. Germany is the 'great provider of armament and will probably repay Portugal for its colonia leases in military equipment and munitions. Germany's rental of territory in Africa frorr Portugal seems more sensible than Mussolini's sorr swoop on Ethiopia. Hitler will get a territory greater and richer thnn Ethiopia at about one tenth of whnt Mussolini invested in his Arlriis Abn ba adventure. No blood will be spilled in buyin colonies. Confession is good for the soul. We admit we eve wrong in our prediction thai Lindy would be ack in America a few months after the Haupt- iann execution. Eighteen thousand New York children ranked pinach as their second favorite vegetable. Now 'hat are paragraphers going to wisecrack about? Mason Cily and Cerro Gordo county once more nve proved the size of their heart by their gen- rous response to the flood disaster call. It's conceivable, of course, that a republican omination will be worth more in 1940 than it was n 1936. Etiquet consists quite largely of doing things n such a way as not to get yourself laughed at. A killer looks as good nowhere else as behind teel bars. Simile: Good natured as a Chinese kidnaping. PROS and CONS NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS HEAD · Webster City Frceman-JourniU: There is some riticism o£ President Roosevelt for selecting one if his sons, on a salary, to serve as his aid. Such riticism might be deserved in the case of the average president. But Roosevelt, as everybody %nows, is. suffering from a physical infirmity, hough there appears to be little wrong with his ead. Quite naturally, under the .circumstances, Mr. loosevelt would prefer the services of his son In preference to those of anybody else. Most of the critics who find fault with the president on this core are the ones looking for something to criticize, largely the force of habit. Their motto eerns lo be: "If you can'l find something to criticize, keep quiet." · REDUCING BROUGHT DEATH ' ' Oelwein Register: It is announced that Marie Prevost owed her death largely to dieting, the report being that in order to keep her girlish form she had been denying herself enough to eat but not stinting her drink. Then when she was stricken vith some ailment she did not have the resistance o meet it. She was quite an actress when the still pictures were in vogue, and she has been trying o make a comeback in the talkies. It seems often imcs that these screen stars have an easy time, but vhen we get a close up on some of the things they o through we are led to the conclusion thai it is ot all a bed of roses for them either. In fact who oes have? THINGS OF GREATER CONCERN Cherokee Times: The thoughts and sympathies f the people are so absorbed with events in the Jood districts that they are apt to forget Mr. Lewis nd his sit down strikers. In a time of great suffer- ng and want, when hundreds of thousands if not illions of people are sorely in need of absolute ecessities of life, sit down strikes designed lo boost he powers of some would-be dictator haven't much ppeal to the public in general. Their sympathies re" much more apt to turn to those who want to 'ork but can't. WHEN TEAMS DON'T WIN Algona Upper Des Moines: A $60,000 deficit in its thletic department has been reported by the Uni- ersity of Chicago. Losing-football teams, small rowds,- and lack of interest brought forth this i-uit. Iowa will probably face the same situation oon unless there is a drastic change in football ortunes. Maybe Schroeder and Glenn Devine can wing the deal. We could use a victory over Min- esota. FLOOD BRINGS OUT HEROISM Albert Lea Tribune: The world is filled with ourageous men and women -- but opportunity oesn't bring out these facts. In the flood districts : present, many people are being found possessed ilh unbelievable heroism as Ihcy save victims :om house-tops and the swirling waters. TIME FOR "ACTION Lake Mills Graphic: Options which were taken n the land adjoining Rice lake expire in two months. II seems that it something more is lo be "one, now is the time lo be doing it. Possibly a lill to the legislature asking a definite appropriation would turn the trick. NO BETTER FAST Osceola Sentinel: Inasmuch as Iowa in the past has never put up more than three million dollars for, relief, the request of Governor Krasche for a like amount for the coming fiscal year indicates the times are getting "no better fast." A GOOD EXHIBIT A Allison Tribune: It may be a little difficult ti make young people believe it pays to be gooc when William R. Hearst and Mae West lurn out t' be the highest salaried in America. Neither o them won fame on the uplift squad. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG A DEFENDER OP QUACKS AT LAST. GARNER--Dr. Park L. Meyers said: "With a' Ihe wonderful strides of our science in one lumdro years, we still have the public as abjectly cowe today, before the omnipotent hosts of bacteria, as i was by the evil spirits, and ghosts and witches of past century." William Allen Pusey, former president of th A. M. A., says: "In the next place, and most hopefu of all, society is usually saved from its own care lessness--except when a cataclysm occurs--by th persistence of a minority element which, throng character, intelligence and force, is able ultimate! to exercise a controlling hand in the direction of at fairs. If civilization is to be saved from the effects o a socialized mediocrity, it will be by the presence i the community of this influential minority." Have not many discoveries in the past been mad by men who had not specialized in the field i which they made their discovery? Edison was n graduate from a school of electrical engineering History repeats itself and as in the past so toda discoverers are ridiculed because of mass ignoi ance and the jealousies of the few. Therefore woul it not be better to handle the word quack with cai when applying it lo individuals who are doing gren good. It is possible to cut off the view of a who! forest by standing too close to-one tree! The common practice of removing an orga that is warning us of a physical abuse can b likened to a neighbor who arouses you while' i peaceful slumber that your house is on fire. Woul you have your neighbor arrested and remove from the neighborhood for disturbing your slee or would it be more logical lo get out of bed, pi out the fire and thank your good neighbor? I removing an 'organ from the body cures,the troubli then by deduction would removing the "head cure headache? Voltaire is credited with the following words "Many a physician can only pour drugs o* whic he knows little, into bodies of which he knows less. Colton said: "It is better to. have recourse lo quack, if he can cure our disorder, although h cannot explain it, t h a n to a physician, if he ca e x p l a i n our disease, but cannot cure it." As the old rhyme goes: Joy and Temperance .ind Repose 'Slam the door on the doctor's nose. R. A. WACKER. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott 15 THE FlR.$T TO HAVE IN r\ NAVAL, WAP. KlMq W I L L I A M IE IN \7o -- jEOR.qE.2T .'5ERVED IS I 6 oF WHEAT" OF A PROM A 5RA.iN 5,OOO YEARS OLD T 'frlE -s^Al Dl9,eoVE.RE.D IK AN AHC.IEHT -ToMB AT" MoriENJO-PAROj- I N |KDIA. COPYRICHT l _193T._CtN'rRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH liy I.OGAN C L K N D E N 1 N G , M. n. "EVEN PACE" DIET BEST WAS WALKING along the magnificent boulevard · along the lake front in Chicago the other day when met a snow-haired friend of mine, who is prob- bly the most distinguished medical practitioner f his generation in the country. I stopped to greet im and to my question, "How goes the world with on'!" he smiled and said, "Well, I suppose at my ge I had best say pari passu." "Part passu," I said to myself as we parted. "With even pace. What a description for the life of a man of wisdom. Would that we could conduct all our affairs in that manner." I had been harried by people who wanted to know how to lose a great deal of weight in a short lime -- what is a rapid reduction diet? But more important is, why a rapid reduction diet-- il is dangerous, uncomfortable and unnecessary. Why not, 1 thought, a pari passu diet -- one which keeps you from gaining any more, and per- g rackla ||y ]ots you ] ose Thirty Years Ago-Tod Ransom left today for a few days business rip at Minneapolis. Mrs. Clifford Stock of Algona is in the city visil- ng wilh relatives and friends. C. H. McNider is home from a short business isit at Creston. CHICAGO--Frank Gotch, heavyweight wresting champion of America, won in straight falls rom Carl Pons, the French champion, here last ighl. A. F. Church of Belle Plaine is in the city today n business and visiting friends. ' Mrs. A. A. Adams returned today from a brief isit to Rudd. Chris Rye left today for Decorah on a few days isit with friends. 'Dr. L. A. Wheeler returned today from New lamptoii where he altended the second semi-annual meeting of the Perry Florist association. ,, . , . U e n d e n m g 10 pounds in n year? Surely no critic can say lat if you really need it, such a loss could be dan- croiiK. So here is the beginning of the pari passu diet. 'his article should appear on Friday, so there are wo dict-s, giving the housewife an opportunity to ;et them on Saturday so that the dietee can 'start n Sunday and have the Monday diet in the house Iso. On Monday we will print Tuesday's diel, elc. Sunday BREAKFAST-- Half a grapefruit (.Vitamins A, B, C and G), half a slice of toast (iron and calcium), enough butter for toast (Vitamin O), coftee, with half lump sugar and teaspoon o£ cream, glass o£ milk (calcium, phosphorous, vitamins). DINNER -- One- average helping chicken (pro- .ein), potato (Vitamin C), peas and carrots, protective, one slice bread, one-half inch thick; smal portion butter; for desstrl, baked apple, milk and ugar; tea or coffee. SUNDAY .NIGHT LUNCH --'Glass of tomato juice (protective), . one egg (protein), one slice bread, one-half inch thick; small pat butter, serving spinach (protective, mineral), lettuce and lemon dressing salad (calcium and Vitamin C), tea or coffee. Record your weight. ' ni nn ilny BREAKFAST -- One portion applesauce (roughage, good e l i m i n a n t ) , one egg, any style; ONE (no lice the amount) slice toast, enough butler for Hit. toast, coffee with HALF LUMP SUGAR and EYE DROPPER' of cream (notice the amounts). LUNCH -- Vegetable soup, salad -- lettuce, asparagus, hard-boiled egg, one tablespoon olive oil anc vinegar dressing (all the pepper, mustard and othe condiments you want); two crackers of any kinc and butter, two or three slices o£ pineapple fot dessert, one glass of milk, tea or coffee. DINNER -- Lean portions of one or two lamb chops, one potato, small (protective substances) squash (protective substances), string beans (protective substances), one slice bread and enough butter, average helping of lomon pie, coffee or tea with cream and sugar. Daily intake about 1,500 calorics. Record your weight. Twenty Years Ago-Robert Currie was a business caller at Charles City today. R. L, Finch and A. H. Gilpin transacted businesi at Plymouth today. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. James of Thornton visited in he city today. P_ARIS--The Dresden arsenal has bec'n blown up and 1,000 women and young girls were killed, according to a letter taken from a captured Germai soldier. TUCSON, Ariz.--Lying on rocks close lo tht nternational line five miles south of Ruby, Ariz. 40 members of Troop E of the First Utah cavalry were keeping up an incessanl firing at Mexican soldiers across the line today. The Mexicans are returning the fire, but as far as is known, none of th' American troops have ticen shot. Margaret Weckler of Dougherty is spending th week-end in the city visiting friends. TOMORROW lly CI.AIIK K I N . N A I R I TiTolalilc IJirlli.s -- Fr.-inkliti Dclitnu Roosevelt, b J- ' 1802 in Hyde Park, N. Y., thirty-second presi dent. He weighed 10 pounds at b i r t h . . . Josepl Jnstrow, b. 1SG3 in Poland, psychologist and edu cator . . . Walter Damrosch, b. 18G2, dean of Amer ican orchestra conductors . . . Sosthenes Bchn, b 1832 in St. Thomac, Danish West Indians (now Vir gin Isles), American cilixen who controls telcphoni communication in Argentine, Brazil, Chile, China Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rumania, Spain and Uruguay. He got into the business by accidenl when the Puerto Rican Telephone company wa turned" over to him in payment of a debt. Jan. 30, 1835 -- Richard Lawrence shot at An drew Jackson at the United Slates capitol. H missed. It was the first attempt made upon the lif of a president. Lawrence wasn't executed for i Insanity pleas weren't anything now then, eithei and alienists caused Lawrence to be sent to ai asylum. President Jackson had himself killed ; man -- in a duel. f - ft .Tan 30. 18-17 -- The name of Yerba Buena, Cal was changed lo San Francisco. Jan. 30, i n n n -- Senator and Governor-elect Wil liam Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON JT7 OBSERVING 'owcr of the Tress Is Graphically Illustralcd! -faa^ don't usually use pictures SpSJin this department but I %* am convinced that the acts in this case warrant it. The 'iew here reproduced illustrates he combined drawing power of department a n d W a r d Barnes' "Human Interest Column" n the Eagle Grove Eagle. It all started when Ward cast unwarranted aspersions on ' t h e quality of Christmas neckties. Two clothing men--H. L. C. of Mason Cily and E. B. of. Clarion--took ssue. They began showering merchandise on him. Guy Hinkley of lagle Grove joined in on the chorus. Some of the garments weft; just a bit out of date, Ward ·las hinted. But he got the merchandise anyway. Even rubber has value, you know. iiys ago a Dos VIoines friend, Frank Zeh, came through with a shirt front and what he considered some appropriate shirt studs. So Ward stood iis ensemble up against the wall and shot it, with the result here reproduced: the scramble, the Eagle picked up a new subscriber, thai of Earl Barlow of Clarion. Ward's welcome to the shirt, collar, tie, studs and collar buttons. But I do wish I had as much as one new subscriber to show for my efforts to get Ward really dressed for next Christmas. --o-Is This the Roatl to a Safer Nation? would agree with all of the 3 recommendations here set ' forth, unless it be the one suggesting governors on motors. The}' were presented by Laberl St. Clair, director of the accident prevention conference, recently lielcl in Washington under governmental sponsorship: That maximum speeds be definitely reduced to 50 miles an hour, by governors on engines or other mechanical devices, if necessary. That safe headlights be made compulsory on all cars. That wherever possible, hard- surface roads, be divided by ridges of metal, concrete or other material to prevent headort collisions. That jaywalking be made a punishable offense and such laws rigidly enforced. That compulsory regular inspection of cars of all ages and junking of dangerously old cars be provided for by law. That uniform drivers' license and traffic laws, with a strict examination and suspension provisions be passed in all states. That federal and state bureaus of education promote accident prevention and reject safety material carrying advertising. --o-Getting: Things Easy Isn't Nature's Way supp6se most of us at one or another have wished for a rich uncle who would remem'oer us in his will. It has always seemed like a rather excellent way to come into some easy money. But Robert Quillen (oJ? Aunt Het fame) comes through with the disturbing information that while it "sounds good, it wouldn't work because it's contrary to the natural order of things." "The natural way," he writes, "is for each of us to sweat for what he gets in this world, and people simply can't appreciate the value of things that cost them nothing. Last year I visited, within a week's time, two homes whose contrast provided a perfect illustration of this. "One was a new house, occupied less than a year, but already it looked abused and shabby. Nails had been driven in the polished woodwork. The white doors 'in bathroom and kitchen were grimy with the marks of dirty fingers. The lavatory would have seemed at home in a machine shop. "The other house was six years old, but the interior was as neat and spotless as though the owners had just moved in. "The difference was not surprising to one who knew how the two homes were obtained. The newer house was a gift. It represented nothing except a parent's affection and sense of duty. The other had been earned by hard work. Every brick and board represented toil and self-denial. The owners loved it because it represented so many years of struggle. A stain on the wall seemed as tragic as the crumpled fender on one's first car. "It wasn't merely a difference in the people, for everybody is like that. It simply isn't in human nature lo appreciate anything that was easy to get." ' "Remember that when you decide how to deal with boys," he added in postscript to his daughter. "Kisses too easily won are like charily given to professional beggars. Even diamonds would seem worthless if they could be had for the asking." Answers to Questions By FUEnKItlC .1. 11ASKIN Ten Years Agro-Three firemen were injured and several other overcome by smoke yesterday afternoon and eve rung in the fire that destroyed the building in whicl was located the liay Prusia and company clothing store and the Barrett Brothers grocery store at th intersection of North Federal avenue and Scconi street northeast. It was the third disastrous fir here in six weeks, and its dnmage was estimated at $75,000. Firemen injured were Lieut. Charles Oakes, who suffered a strained back; Capt. Jim Kellcy, overcome by smoke and gas, and Raymond Gou- dre'au, pipe man, who was knocked unconscious by falling timber. ' Mrs. W. R. Cothern returned yesterday from a visit to Minonk, 111. The City-Commercial bank building is lo become the new store of the J. C. Penney company, it was announced today by O. A. Sailer, local manager. ALL OF US By A CHECK LIST OF WORDS npOUCII A LIVE wire and yon get a shock, per- ·*- haps only a tingle, perhaps a wallop strong enough to knock you down . . . The experience proves that there is power in the wire, life in you. . . . A similar result happens when you hear a word. Every word, if you are alive to what happens in the world, gives you a slight litt or a lei- down. II angers you, pleases you, soothes you, startles you . . . A word that meant little to you last year, may mean much to you today. Either the world has changed, or you have changed . . . You can gel a general idea of your present state of mind from reading a list of words and checking on your emotion as you do so. For example, these words or phrases: Edward VIII . . . Mrs. Simpson . . . Baldwin . . . Diet . . . Husbands . . . . . Old folks Radio speeches . Sunday . . , Security . . . "Live Alone and Like IL" Spain . . . Wives . . . Fun . . . Speed . . . Debts . . . Football . . . Dancing , . . . Religion. Family life . . . Winter . , . Monday . . Gossip . . . Taxes Health . . Holidays Germany Sleep . . . Younger generation . . , Divorce . . . Repeal . . . Strikes . . . Vacations . . . Income tax . . . Middle age . . . Mussolini . . . Profits . . . D o c t o r s . . . . . Books . . . Love . . , The f u t u r e . . . Ambition . . . New-born babies . . . War . . . Tips . . . Crime . . . Corporations . . . Work . . . "Gone With the Wind" . . . Wages . . . Gray hair . . . Rouge . . . Automobiles . . . Relatives . . . Birthdays. ONK MINUTE PULHT-- Little children, keep yourselves from idols.--I John 5:21. P L E A S E NOTE--A reader can Kct the answer *o any question of lacl hjr irrllinc the Mnsnn Cily Gliibp-Gnjclte's Informatiim Bureau, Frederic J. lias- kin. Director. Wajhlnflojt, 1). ' C, Please send three CJ) cents postage for reply. How many medicinal mineral springs in. France? E. H. There are 1,300 mineral springs in that country among the most famous of which are Vichy, Miltel, Bagnoles-de-L'Orne, L u c h o n, Plombieres, Aix-les-Bains and Chatel-Guyon. What state first gave financial aid to the blind? A. T. New York, which in 1888 made it possible for the blind to receive donations. In 1898, Ohio initiated state aid for the blind. About 1908, the principle of relief from public f u n d s for the blind as a class was definitely established. What flowers arc features of the Natchez garden pilgrimage in March? L. S. The Pilgrimage is set for March H lo March 21, at which tim; the azaleas and camcllia-japonicas are at the height of their beauty. Nineteen houses, built in the early days, will also be open for inspection. Natchez, Miss., is 17G miles north of New Orleans, on the Mississippi river. Who wrote the poem containing the line, "For When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name?" E. If. The poem is "Alumnus Football" by Granllanri Rice and is included in a volume, "It Can Be Done." Has Linden lull, the suburban estate of the late Cyrus II. K. Curtis, of I'hialdclphia, been sold? E. B. The estate has been turned over to the commissioners of Cheltenham township by his daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Curtis Bok, to be used as a public park. What was Ihe 1036 selection of the New York City f i l m critics for the best picture? C. W. In an o f f i c i a l ballot the New York City critics seelcted the following: Best picture: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. Best foreign picture; Carnival in Flanders. Bcxt direction: Roiiben Mamoulian's Best male Huston in Dodsworth. Best female performance: Louise Rainer in The Great Ziegfeld. How docs Sonja Home, ice skater, prbnnuncc her name? E. W. Pronounced Sunya Henny. She won her first world's figure skat-, ing championship in 1027 when she was 14. What are the earliest examples of Gothic architecture in U. S.? G. S. The Gothic revival of the 10th century manifested itself in U. S. as early as 1830, when Richard M. Upjohn undertook Ihe design of Trinity church, New York. Of the ·'1 The Gay Desperado, performance: Walter same time was the Church of Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, designed by Lefevre. Grace Church, New York, by James Renwick and by the same architect, Saint Patrick's cathedral, New York, are among the most successful efforts of the period. The Gothic style was for t h e m o s t part restricted t o churches. How many motion picture stars began their careers as extras? G. II. Only 13 stars have risen from the extra ranks. Which ^eost more, the LZ-130 or the Hinrtenbure? E. W. The LZ-130 will cost 52,700,000, about 5150,000 more than Ihe Hin- dcnburg. The LZ-130 will be completed by September. How many tunnels In use by U S. railroads? S. C. Class I railroads use 1,53!) tunnels. Their total length is 320 miles. Why so many 1936 forest fires? S, W. Unusually high winds in the northwest, many conflagrations caused by lightning and a dry spring in many localities contributed to the 16,000 or more U. S. forest fires. Who was the father of Betsy Uoss? R. G. Betsy Ross was the daughter o£ Samuel Griscom, who aided in building Independence h a l l . BIG ANNUAL EVENTS No matter where you are going --east or west--north or south-on business or pleasure--any time of the year--you should have this f i n e booklet which tells about the big a n n u a l event in each state in the union. Few people know what they really are. A page for every state with b e a u t i f u l illustrations in rolo tints and ample descriptive text. Send for copy today. Ten ·cents, postpaid. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the mooklet, "Annual Events." Name Street City Stale (Mail lo Washington, D. C.) 1

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