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V ~I-J -· ,, »£«Bt w j^v^*S3'^'X^tiir ,v MASON CITY .GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 30 M 1937 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. .LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Dav by the · · M A S O N CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East Stale St'reet Telephone No. 3800 P . LOOM1S - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - .- City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class matter April 17, 1330. at the post- OI/:ce at Mason City, laws, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively 'entitled to the uce for publication oE all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. Full leased wire service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DCS Moincs news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason Cily and Clear Lake, by the year S7.00 by the week $ .15 OUTSIDE M A S O N CITY AND CLEAtt LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF M A S O N CIT5T Per year by carrier .;..37.00 By mail B months 32.25 Per week by carrier .s .15 By mail 3 months S1.25 Per year-by mail .'. Sl.OCi By mail 1 month S .50 OUTSIDE 100 MII'B ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year.. .?6.00 Six months.. S3.25 Three months...Sl IN- ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr..58.00 B months..$4.So 3 months..S2.50 1 month..S.1.00 The Supreme Court Issue N OT long ago, under the heading, "America at the Crossroads," we sought to analyze the admonition of President Hoosevelt to the judicial branch of government for an interpretation of the constitution based on present-day conditions. The editorial came to the attention of an educator friend who has interested himself in the constitution and the letter containing his reaction 'is so interesting that we draw upon it here: "I am not sure whether you agree that the president was right in posing the question, regardless of what the answer of the court may be. Of course, any written document, including the constitution, is open to a strict or a liberal interpretation. There is a margin where interpretation may properly function. "If the president meant no more than an appeal to the court to take, within the legitimate margin of interpretation, a liberal, progressive attitude no one can complain. .Probably that is all he meant. "If, however, he intended to say that the court Bhould read into the document a meaning essentially contradictory to the philosophy embodied in the instrument that approaches dangerously near to saying that the court should abdicate its fur lions. ,.. "The federal constitution does embody ,a philosophy of economics and government, , It may well be that the philosophy is oulwpi-n and riot adequate to present needs. If so, fcs*'orderly procedure is by way of amendment.^ "It is possible to read' into ^he president's appeal, 'Let's be modern; everybody is doing it and why not the court?'--soirvrriing like an appeal to the young girl attending a rather fast party: 'Don't be a prude; let's be irbder'n. What are principles among friends?'" v 1 ' ' ' A factor contn'tiuting to the log in .this controversy, it striker us, lies ,in determining what constitutes progress. Who's to say whether the thing proposed i'' mere change rather , than progress, change which could as well be / retrogression as progress 1 ' The idea of having- the supreme court convertiitself into a tribuna,V'to pass on the wisdom pt legislation doesn't mup'ri appeal to us. of Liberalism I N THESE days oi muddled thinking about government, Dean Garrison of the law school at the University of Wisconsin did a good deal to clear the air in his recent address before the American Association for Labor Legislation and the American Political Science association. He declared unequivocally lor reduction of the supreme court's power to judge the constitutionality of legislation, and insisted that change in the basic law could be made to meet any need by orderly processes of amendment. Pointing out that removal of the supreme court's now acknowledged authority would leave the power in the lower courts, leading to conflicting and ·uncertain decisions, Dean Garrison added, significantly: "To remove the power from the lower courts would amount to giving congress and the president a blank check." Exactly. Dean. Garrison Is a liberal, but he is not, like so many self-styled liberals, ready to burn down the house to kill the rats. He appreciates what a balance wheel against hasty and demagogic legislation the supreme court's constitutional' authority has been, and will be. Democracies can run wild under bad'leadership--but given time for reflection, such as orderly amendment imposes, and they cannot often be stampeded. Our modern liberals seem completely to have forgotten, 'for example the importance of the bill or rights to the real liberal position, and. would gaily loss it away to score off the "nine old men." As liberalism, that's insanity. . . Dean Garrison's analysis gained weight by it setting--following immediately upon a pettisl criticism of the supreme court by Donald Richber,. which embodied all the folly oL the hurry-up re formers."'.' Charity's Dividends TTOW kindness literally brings its own reward i · tl illustrated by the present flood situation. Chi cago is pouring milk and foodstuffs into Cincinnat and the other water-bound cities along the swol 3en Ohio river, along, of course, with its finaneia aid to the American Red Cross. Somebody recently went back through the musty files of the Chicago Tribune to Oct. 11, 1871--thre days after the famous Chicago fire had occurred--and in Ihis first issue printed after the disaste found this news item: "A committee of citizens and members of the common council of Cincinnati arrived in this city at the Kinzie street depot at 5 Q'clock last evening with 11 carloads of supplies, consisting of bread, crackers, cheese, coffee, etc., and 4,009 blankets, together with $15,000 in cash. "Two carloads of provision's and two steam fire engines and equipments from Louisville arrived at the same hour and at the same depot. "The Cincinnati common council at a meeting on Monday afternoon appropriated the sum oC 5100,000 lor the relief of Chicago and will increase the amount to $500,000 if needed." Such a disaster as has visited the Ohio rive valley would be impossible in Mason City, w comfort ourselves. But it never had happene before along the Ohio with such a crushing sever ity. None can say where the elements are soin to strike next, or how. The readiness of the Amer Scan people to give promptly and generously fo the relief ol those upon whom Nature has reste H heavy hand is one of our great nation's foremos assets. It reflects the unselfishness of spirit whic' 5s fundamental to the success of a representativ democracy. Paying a coach twice as much as the prcsiden ot a university gets does seem to be over-emphasi2 ' ing athletics at least a mite; The poeketbook which got stepped on by an lephant is absolutely inflated compared with the ne in the pocket of the man who has just had deal- ngs with the tax collector. Iowa proponents of a unicameral legislature are divided oil whether the legislators should be called enators or representatives. Why not compromise in reprobates? Our eastern Iowa friends would have us believe hat the Mississippi waterway project is all right ,nd the. Great Lakes-St. Lawrence project ail vrong. , Sit-down striking is pleasant enough but it loesn't yield a very handsome income for par- icipauts. It was "Water, water everywhere nor any. drop o drink" in many sectors of the flood area this veek. Many fine tilings have been said about Mrs. Alex Miller, in death. And so were they in life. PROS and CONS LONG TIME JOB., GOOD PAY PREFERRED Cherokee Times: Washington correspondents report that one-time Senator Brookhart is now "vigorously seeking appointment to the federal trade commission." First he sought appointement as ambassador to Russia, then membership on the'inter- state commerce commission and now the federal rade commission. As of old the one time senator s a persistent seeker; he seems to have lost none of lis desire for office holding since moving to Mary- .and. And as in earlier days he prefers a long-time iob with good pay. DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH Northwood Anchor: Don't be too hard on the legislators down at Des Moines. Taking it all around, they do a pretty good job. As somebody has aptly said: "What do you expect for $11 a day and the hired man keeping himself in food, lodging and clothes!" And, it might be added, "investigation" of the various night clubs and roadhouses which .some of the more active members seem to think need a ;ood deal of looking after. MIGOSH! HAS IT COME TO THIS? Forest City Summit: Hospital News: A son was J«nm" to Mr, and Mrs. 045-67-9853. The administration has not yet decided on a number for the new arrival. Mrs. 0041-16-908 was dismissed Tuesday. A number was issued Wednesday for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 001-01-0110 born last Thursday. This is the best service to date on num- jering the new babies. PLEASED WITH GRAVEN APPOINTMENT Charles City Press: The bar of Floyd county is 'ery much pleased with the appointment of Attor- ey H. N. Graven, of Greene, to succeed the late udge Joseph J. Clark as judge in this judicial dis- rict. Mr. Graven is a gentleman of high character nd standing in his profession and will preside with airness and dignity over his deliberations. ' THREE INSTEAD OF FIVE Fairmont Sentinel: Our neighboring Emmet ounty in Iowa, on a people's mandate, now has but iree county commissioners instead of the here- ofore five, expects to get along all right. The acrid eport that there is a southern Minnesota county vhich really has but one commissioner' is a base and owardly calumny. : . " ; . . , -BENIFICENT COAT TAIL! Ackley World-Journal: Herring and Kraschel; ach has a soft and easy berth, now, neither earned or deserved, in a political way as a reward for arty service. Each went to position on the shirt- ail of the president and each has gotten to present osition through "bull-head luck." DANGEROUS PRACTICE Fenton. Reporter: During the past lew weeks, rith Fenton streets covered with ice and snow, many local youngsters have exhibited a desregard or life and limb by hitching their sleds behind ars for thrilling, but dangerous rides. WISCONSIN'S UNHORSING JOB Webster City Freeman-Journal: It was politics nd nothing else that unhorsed Dr. Glenn Frank. t is nqw up to the people of Wisconsin to unhorse he politicians who unhorsed Frank. ' NEBRASKA. EXPERIMENT: Sheffield Press: The experiment in Nebraska, vhere a new unicameral legislature of 43 members will be tried out, will undoubtedly attract much attention during the coming year. THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAH Kewanee, 111., Star-Courier: This is the season of the year when the hired help learns from the treasury department what salaries the bosses are receiving. Vagrant Thoughts By LOO MALLOKY LUKE QN THE WAY to Monterey . . . Nothing like *-* a merry crowd of tourists to permeate the real gala holiday spirit . . , Mr. F. W. Hursh of De Land 111., 92 years old and the pet of the party . . . Th southern gentleman from Term., feeling pretty higl almost before the "gang plank" was lowered Reynosa . . . Mexican kids at every .station selling something. Found out the lunch one little boy was selling was burro meat on tortillas . . . Haltered pigs^--starved dogs--and poor old skinny horse (fodder for the bull fights) . . . Patient oxen al ways at the mercy of the prod pole . . . Noon anc the dim outline of the beautiful Sierra Madres . Very hot and all car windows open . . . Cactus mesquite, Spanish needle century plants growin wild . . , "English as she is spoke" by the Mexi can inspection officer on the train: "Our Presiden Cardenas, he no love like your president." Lon t talk with this fine looking young lad. He say that Mexico is democratic and will have no dicta tor. Cardenas stands high in the esteem of the Mexi can people because he is trying to help the com mon man, building schools for his children an giving him enough land to make a living on hi "own vine and fig tree." . . . We arrive at Mon terrey, the Chicago of Mexico. Time in Mexico i just the same as our time but they seem to hay more of it. Always siesta from noon until tw o'clock. The whole city seems a veritable Castle o Indolence. Imagine Chicago closing everything iron noon until two! . . . Everyone feeling rich will S3.60 worth of Mexican money in the sock fo every dollar o£ American dough . . . So every tim we spend a dollar here it is really only twenty eight cents in our money . . . Sight-seeing trips, ar on and we're off to Horse Tail Falls, 20 miles from Monterrey. One of the most famous scenic spol in the state of Nuevo Leon. It is located on a pri vate estate. The Horse Tail cascade is one of th most beautiful I've ever seen . . . A visit to th bishop's palace where a wonderful bird'seye vie\ of the city may be had and one can admire th magnificent silhouette of "Saddle Mountain" . . A drive through the fine residential district, a vis: (o the national tile display, and as radjo artists say I find my time is up so will say adios for this timi P. S. The most dejected, pitiful, downcast, sad-eye creature in all this world is the burro. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . by Scott OBSERVING ftffiiaffl^^ ISLAM!? -frlE AMAXOH AHP PARA RIVER'S ScuJ-fH AMERICA LARGER. HAH AH AR.EA OF NEARLY 18.OOO SQUARE M I L E S If 1? -fr!E. LARGEST* R I V E R . ' I S LAND iHTrlE. WOrU-t HfWE BEBM FOUND A.MONQ THAE. OF ALMOST" EVER.V ' ' ' 50PHOCL.E5' HI5 WRlTlNGl") CREDITED PALAfAEDEJ, A FEU-OVM-CfREErC. WITH INVEHTTMQ- El CE · XUR^ TflE- ^|EQE OF TROV CBETVJH.EM isoo AMD rz-ooB.c.) BUT" EXCAVATORS HAVE F O U N D EMGE THAT" WERE A5 FAR. AS 3OOO B.C. V5LAHD, A.K OF IH BAY i NEARLY E.VE.R.Y HOME. HAS If?' OVM I'M -THE FRO K1" YARD - '1V\E CRAVES ARE. COMPLETELY BURIEI UNDER DIET and HEALTH By I.OOAN CLENOENING, 31. D. DIET HAS ADVANTAGEES HE "pari passu" (with even pace) method-for keeping weight down was described in my rticle yesterday, and sample diets for the lirst two ays were given. You can make up your own diets, nd in one of the articles next week I will give an utline and some helpful hints in that direction. )he of the great advantages of the "pari passu" iclhod is that if you are invited out for lunch or ... . dinner you can eat whatever is set before you, except bread and buttet\ without feeling like a criminal. Except bread and butter, because o n , t h e average that will cut down your intake 200 calories at any one meal. The "par! .passu" (with even pace) diet is not intended to reduce you rapidly--in fact, its real object' is'-.nvjt-'tS'^f'educe you at a l l / b u t simply to keep you are you are. It is, therefore, quite elasticj and ranges from 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day, so that if you take 200 calories off any meal you are Qr. Clendoninj usually within safe limits. Then those moments when tea is being served, 'hen a tray with some of those large, soft muf- ns with butter all over are served, you can take ne without a twinge of conscience. Just cut out le bread and butter and dessert at your next meal. Or the bread and butter and salad dressing,' whichever you choose. The three great enemies of the average reducing iet are (1) "the invitation out to a meal," (2) "the unch downtown" and (3) "the planless house- Deeper." The invitation out and the lunch downtown both hreaten the fundamental principle that it ^ isn't vhat you eat or what you eat at any one meal hat keeps you reduced, but how much you cat in .he whole day. You can eat a properly balanced ight reduction diet at breakfast and lunch and then go out to dinrier, and if you don't watch out, you will pile up a total of calories that would iatten a living skeleton for that day. The "pari passu" method tries to avoid this by giving you enough to eat so that you are not hungry and, therefore, not tempted by a feast sprung on you. And besides ':hat, as I have said, it is sufficiently elastic thai if you omit bread, butter, salad dressing and dessert at any meal, your average is good. The lunch downtown can be very easily arranged. When downtown usually go to the same place, and the cook at that place can arrange a proper luncheon for every day in the week. Even if not the menus are varied enough so that at any restaurant or lunch counter a selection can easily be made. The lunches at soda water fountains with the temptation to eai six or seven lumdrec calories in one ice cream soda, are no places foi reducers. Let the thin ones crowd in there. As for the housekeeper, whoever that may be in the reducer's household, she must arrange to se nothing but the proper (pari passu) diet, morning noon and night. . TOMORROW By CLARK KINNAIHD Notable Births--Zane Grey, b. 1875 in Zanesville, Ohio, author of best selling novels Izzi Iskowitz, b. 1893, stage, screen and radio comedian better known as Eddie Cantor . . . Rupert Hughes b. 1872 in Lancaster, Mo., novelist and biographe: . , . Tallulah Bankhead, b. 1902 in Huntsville, Ala. actress daughter of the speaker of the house . . John O'Hara, b. 1905 in Pottsville, Pa., the eldes of eight children, novelist--Appointment in Samar ra, etc. He has been a soda-jerker, farmhand an sleelmill worker . . . Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker b, 1898, celebrated foreign correspondent . . . Ishan Jones, b. 1894, orchestra leader and composer win was originally a conl miner . . . Irvirig Langmuii b. 1881 in Brooklyn, N. Y., Nobel prize winnin; chemist-researcher of Schencctady, N. Y. Jan. 31, 1855--Great blizzard swept middlewest No trains could run. between Chicago and St. Loui for 11 days on account of heavy snowfall. Jan. 31, 1934--President Hoosevelt devalued th dollar to 59.06 cents. Jan. 31, 1917--Germany let it be known tha beginning Feb. 1, she would carry on unreslricte submarine warfare in certain zones around th British Isles and in the Mediterranean with th intention of starving the enemy into submission. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.--I Thessalonians 5:21. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON 'hirty Years Ago--· Joe Mulligan of Des Moines has accepted a posi- on here at the Spohr drug store. P. J. O'Halloran of Austin, Minn., is visiting in he city for a few days. Mrs. Henry Herrmann returned today from an xtended visit with relatives at Warren, 111. Paul Srriock arrived last night for a visit with elatives from Chamberlain, S. Dak. Mrs. J. B. Bullard of Sheffield was visiting in le city yesterday. . · Mrs. Lucian Tutlle is visiting in Chicago for a ew days. J. P. Ban-on of St. Paul is in the city for a brief isit. Mr. and' Mrs. Henry Shott of North McGregor ve visiting in the city today. ·j: Corriie White is visiting* at Charles.-City over le week-end. , Twenty Years ABO-(.Mayor T. A. Potter left last night for Bes [oines to attend a.meetings of the Iowa League of /lunicipalities. J. C. Cort of the extension department of Iowa tate college at Ames is in the city on business to- ay. The L. B. Scott hardware stock was sold today y .T. B. Galbrait'n, trustee, to D. W, Vroom and 'red Cotton for $850. R. W. Barclay is in Chicago attending the auto how this week. The Rev. C. C. Rollipt of Minnesapolis is visiting ricnds in the city. Mrs. Hugh Ravey has returned for a few days' jisit with relatives at Oskaloosa. Sarah Anderson is spending a three weeks' va- :ation at her home in Butter/ield, Minn. R.. H. Thomas and-Robert Macket left yesterday 311 a business trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Ten Years Afro-Webster Cily high school defeated Mason. City high school last night by a score of 26 to 21. Hamilton's University of Commerce basketball :eam won from the Pillsbury academy cagers of Owatonna, - Minn., 28 to 8 yesterday, holding the Minnesotans without a fieldgoal-during the entire game. WASHINGTON--American refugees, including nany missionaries, are fleeing in increasing numbers from the danger zones of interior China to the seacost cities and United States naval forces are moving closer to the theater of way to afford them any protection that might be needed. MEXICO CITY Twenty-seven rebels have been executed by the military authorities on Oaxaca City in reprisal for the massacre of a small federal column which was annihilated by rebels in San Miguel in El Grande on Jan. 12. lawan Is Elevated to ' National Legion Tost ^B^- was pleased to learn the regg other day that Bert L. Hal- *3p"ligan of Davenport has been made director of national field service for the rehabilitation division of the American Legion. The appointment was by the national executive committee. Under the lowan in this important work will be the following field secretaries: H. H. Dudley, Lincoln, Nebr.; Thomas V. Dowd, Philadelphia; June W. Valiant, Portland, Ore.; Goddard Shackelford, Denver; James P. Mulcare, San Francisco; L. H. Legendre, New Orleans; P. E. Fox, New York City, and P. J. Cantwell, Boston. Mason City has a special interest in Bert Halligan for the reason that it was here, after a vigorous fight, that he was elected commander of the Iowa department of the American Legion. With his victory against Klan opposition the last vestige of religious bigotry was banished from this service men's organization in Iowa. It has never raised its head since. For the past half dozen years Mr. Halligan has been engaged in this work among the disabled World war veterans. He has the liking of all who have had contact with him and his elevation at this time is good news to his many Iowa friends. --o-- 78th Birthday Just Another Bay for Him Ssi,, presume it's because the SfQji world has been so much """"^ engrossed in flood and wai news that the seventy-eighth birthday this week of Germany's former kaiser went almost unnoticed. The recent marriage of Crown Princess Juliana to Prince Bernhard was another eclipsing influence. For Wilhelm II, it was pretty much the same as any other day at Doom. Aged and gray, the "Al Highest" no longer Indulges in his daily walks through the parks or countryside about Doom. Abandoned also is the daily workout a the woodpile in which he first gloried as an exile. While outwardly all is peace and serenity at Doom, the aged German emperor continues to manifest a lonely interest in world affairs. The master of Doom House can detail Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden's stand on the Spanish situation, just as thoroughly a: ic can discuss the decisions of the lazi four-year self-sufficiency plan. From a personal and political standpoint, Wilhelm II has never abdicated. In his own mind, apparently, he has simply .changed, residences. At Doom where Wil- nelm Hohenzollern and his wife Sermine are observing the former taiser's birthday, the members of the old imperial family will assemble at the home o£ Prince Osr car in Potsdam and drink the traditional toast to the kaiser's health. Wilhelm II--the earth shaker who sent millions of men to their doom to glorify his dynasty--is ending his years as a mellow old man. Far from the hell of Flanders firing at all times, he has outlived the generation which he sacrificed to war. He is the perfect example of the parable, "He who fights and runs away, shall live to fight another day," · . ·--o-- Only 5 Killed Since Tunnel Was Opened gSS5»^ cite Holland tunnel, which ^|g^ links New York with New ^-**^ Jersey under the Hudson river, as proot complete that heavy traffic in itself .is not the final determiner of safety on the highway. The tunnel was opened nine years ago, and in this time, more than one hundred million vehicles have traveled through. The tunnel is one and three-quarter miles in length--so this means that autos using the tunnel traveled more than 175,000,000 miles in the last nine years. Only five persons were lulled in tunnel traffic accidents in that time. There has been built into this tunnel practically all the known conditions that make for safety in highway travel. The roadways are separated so there is no opposing traffic. There are no railroad crossings and no pedestrian traffic. The roadways are dry at all times, eliminating the rain, sleet and snow hazard.' Roadways are lighted day and night. There are no roadside distractions such as choice bits of scenery. There is no cross traffic--and therefore no collision points. Speed is practiced but otherwise driving conditions are about as nearly ideal as one could imagine. The record here cited is remarkable. Yet it goes to show what can be done if we approach our mounting safety problem with an aggressive intelligence. Answers to Questions By FHEDF.IUC 'J. HASK1N PLEASE NOTE--A reader can jet the answer to any nuejllon of fact liy writing the Mason City GIob'j-Gnzette's Information Bureau, Frederic J. Has- kln, Director, Washington, D. C. Please send three (3) cents postage for'reply, f Give Lincoln's description of ~ " ' ALL OF US By MAIISHAI.L, MASL1N ONCE \VE WERE FRIENDS OUDDEKLY I remember that the man who used 3 fo be my friend is my friend no more. When we were young fellows, we were very close. We told each other secrets we'd have told to no one else. We opened our hearts to each other. . . . But we wouldn't do that now. We're not close now. We've lost each other, drifted apart. Should I try to bring him back, try to rivet the two of us together in friendship again? You may say "Yes." . . . I say "No!" I say "No" not because I would not wish for his friendship again, but because I cannot believe it possible to turn back the clock for two human beings. We did not quarrel. . . . We changed. . . . For a year or two we were close and then time and circumstances moved us apart. We became two human beings who could not easily be friends. . . . I do not blame him, criticize him. But neither shall I take any of the fault, if there IS fault, upon myself. . . . It happened, and that must be the end of it. But have I no regret for this friendship that passed from my life--no grief for a relationship that grew rich fruit and now is barren but in memory? . . . Yes, when I think of it I feel a vague melancholy, a sense of loss. But I know it would be futile to try to bring it back to life. I have seen too much of such vain endeavor, such desperate effort. And I am convinced when a man tries to accomplish the impossible, what he does is preordained to failure, and instead of knitting two human beings together again, he complicates their lives the more. himself. J. S. At 50, he wrote: "If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said that I am in height 6 feet 4 inches, nearly; lean'in flesh, weighing on an average, 180 pounds; dark in complexion, with coarse black hair and gray eyes. No marks or brands recollected." Has James Rosevcll become his father's secretary? \V. J. H. President Roosevelt's eldest son will become one of his regular secretaries July 1. In the meantime his lille is thnt of administration officer. Marvin Mclntyrc and Steve Early will also become full secretaries. Who tamed the wild uluebcrry- C. M. The late Dr. Frederick V. Coville of the United States department of agriculture was responsible for the cultivation of the blueberry. His discoveries enabled former waste lands to yield annually 10,000 bushels of the cultivated 'berries. What color should be used in painting a room to make It appear larger? G. R. Rooms can be made to appear at least one-third larger by tinting or painting them with shades of blue or green. Did Caruso ever cnijaEc In any profession hut sinning;? W. K. The Italian tenor began l i f e as an engineer with no thought "of singing until a friend assured htm that there was n fortune in his voice. How many 1936 movie tickets sold? C. S. The sale amounted to 88,000,000 admissions a week. This was an increase of 10 per cent over 1935 How many dally newspapers In U. S.? P. C. Approximately 1,050. What is Hie life expectation of a man and of a. woman when R. W. Average age of death of a white male who has reached the age o 21 is 66.16 years; ot a woman o the same age, (38.66 years. At eac! 'emple, Astaire and Rogers, ert Taylor, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Claudette Colbert, Norma Shearer, Gary Cooper and Fredic March. What percentage of illiteracy in ·^oviet Russia? C. H. Government statistics say SO or cent of the citizens are literate. What is the Japanese army peacetime strength? H. F. In peacetime, 250,000 men and 13,000 officers. Wartime strength 2,500,000 men. How (lit! "blackguard" origln- Hte? E. M, The term was used in the 16th century with reference to the lowest menials oE a noble house, the scullions who cleaned pots and Jans. It was used of the hangers- on an army camp and of vagabonds in general. Does Louisiana s(i!I have the newspaper license tax enacted by Senator Hucy Long? E. W. _ On Feb. 10, 1936, the newspaper license tax was unanimously invalidated by the United States upreme court on the ground that it abridged the freedom of the press. Why did Charles Dickens use ft pseudonym Boz? E. .T, A younger brother of the author had in childhood received from the latter the nickname of Moses, which being facetiously pronunced through the nose became Boses, and being shortened became Boz. Do all the farms.in U. S. show the effect of soil erosion? H. W. About one-third of the acres of land show little or no soil erosion. Where is Black Rock desert? W. R. This is a tract of nearly 1,000 square miles, north of Pyramid Lake, in Nevada. So when we meet we talk of the old days and comment on the new; but make no valiant gestures toward reviving that ardent friendship. . . . And I think the two at us are wise. the number of fe- g exceeds the num- year of age, ' males survivin, ber of males. Of the 43 members of Nebraska's first unicameral legislature how many had been In the olt legislature? D. K. Thirty-two had been legislators Where was Pcegy O'Ncil buried? M. W. Buried by the side ot her husband, Gen. John H. Eaton, in Oak Hill cemetery, in Washington. What is the density of the pop. ulation of Alaska? J. A. The average number of inhabi tants to the square mile is one tenth of one. This may be corn pared with continental U. S. wit' a density of 41.3 to the squan mile. Who -were most popular movi '36 stars? H. K. A personal popularily contest conducted by the trade magazine Boxoffice, showed' the following preferences: Clarke Gable, Shirlc; 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 fine booklet which tells about the big annual event in each stale in the union. Few people know what they really are. 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