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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 10 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ' AN A. W. USE NEWSrAFEK Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITS GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY (21-123 East Stale Street Telephone No. 3500 LEE P. LOOMS - w. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor - - City Editor Advertising Manager LOOK OUT ^BELOW [ JCEfilBER, ASSOCIATED FREES which IB exclUBlveJy eDtlUeo lo the use for publication ot all news dlspatcftea credite-a to tt or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all local news. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Dca Koines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION HATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Maaon city and Clear by toe year 57.00 by ifie weete »- OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier ..... 37.00 By mall 6 months , Per week by carrier $ .15 By mail 3 months ........ Per year by mall ....... 54.00 By mall 1 montb. ----.... $2.25 $2.25 $ .50 ' Per year. ...$6.00 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Sii months,.--...$3.25 Three months...$1.75 DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH TTNTIL the president's recent proposal with regard to a heavy levy on undivided corporate taxes is written into the form of a' law, it will be impossible to offer an adequate appraisal of its merits or demerits. One can only speculate on some of the more obvious phases, of the problem it might solve or aggravate. It is already evident, of course, that a sharp distinction will have to be drawn between corporate reserves and surpluses. Unless tne bill provides definitely for protection of adequate reserves, it will be a highly dangerous measure. It would penalize wise provision for future emergencies, without which no company could operate successfully over a period of years. Insofar as it would prevent a minority controlling group from impounding earnings and so taking advantage of stockholders, taxation of surplus to force its distribution might be no bad thing. But if it checks or inadequately provides for accumulation of protective reserves, it would be unqualifiedly bad. There seems to be opinion at Washington that corporate surpluses are held somewhere in cash, out of circulation, and are so retarding recovery. This of course is nonsense. Except for small cash balances, it is probable that most corporation surpluses and reserves are invested and working as -actively for recovery as if they were distributed to the stockholders. Few companies keep any idle money, and even cash balances that appear on corporation statements are deposited in banks, and are loaned out or invested by the banks themselves. If these surplus accumulations were all paid out to stockholders the recipients would undoubtedly invest them or put them into banks, and The question is asked with increasing frequency: Is Jay Franklin, alias J. Franklin Carter, alias John Carter, STILL on the government payroll? The science of archaeology was never fully appreciated until radio comedians began digging about for their jokes. Simile: Fallacious as the assumption that being loyal to America imposes any curb on one's freedom of thought. The wisdom of Glenn Haynes' appointment as warden at Fort Madison has never been questioned. Now the growers of groundcherries have organized to get themselves some rree publicity. This would be a good year for drivers to change from reckless to wreckless. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . by Scott And, of course, it was the same who upheld TVA. "nine old men" The PROS and CONS they would be neither more nor less active, on the whole, than they are at present. Of course the real purpose of the proposed law is to increase the collection of taxes from "big business." But it will be a self defeating measure if it goes too deep. "Big business" can be ruined as well as small, and taxation takes away money with which payrolls are met and materials purchased, as well as dividends paid to stockholders. The country as a whole would be better pleased if, along with the effort to shake down "big busi- ,,__,.. ness," there was soine gesture toward economy. There are two ways to balance the budget--one to raise more money, the other to spend less. In the present situation both are needed. THE LEGION RECOMMENDS Austin, Minn., Herald: Completing a year's study and review of communism activities in the United States, the American Legion now submits its report to the country. It presents a three point legislative program as a means of combating the spread of this subversive doctrine in the United States. The report urges: 1. That congress pass laws which will close all immigration for ten years. 8. Make mandatory for the United States immigration'. service to deport all alien-born persons who are members of any group that proposes to change or overthrow this government by force or violence. 3. Make it mandatory for the immigration service to immediately deport all aliens who enter the country illegally and provide for the fingerprinting of all persons. This is a program indeed, to which no wholehearted American can object. There may be things that can be corrected, there may seem to be and actually be inequalities that will creep in from time to time in various forms of our social, economic or international relations, but none of them are so serious that they cannot be corrected in the American way under the American form of government. · Those who propose to substitute a form of government foreign to these shores, a form of government that is outworn and outmodeled and against which the pilgrims protested and left their homes have no place in America. The United States can solve its difficulties and correct its problems in the characteristic orderly American way provided for in the constitution. WHY WAS IT OVERLOOKED? EEL? . ARE FOUND IK FRE$r* WATER. ANDTvtEY -TRAVEL THOUSANDS OF MILES INLAND, LIVING THERE. \X. To YEARS Fenton Reporter: Failure to name the man who i A DISTINGUISHED IOWAN 'N DBS MOINES this day there is being celebrated very quietly the ninetieth birthday of a very remarkable and distinguished gentleman, Johnson Brigham, state librarian. Mr. Brigham was originally a newspaperman. For more than a decade he was editor of the Cedar Rapids Republican. In the early nineties he disposed of his interest in the Republican and established at Des Moines an excellent magazine called the Midland Monthly. Mr. Brigham was a literary man in the best sense of that term. It was his ambition--and he thought the-field was ripe for it--to. establish a magazine of the New England type (Mr. Brigham was a native of New York) in the middle west, which should speak for this section and be characteristic of it as the Atlantic long was of its environment. But the time was not ripe for this venture, and though the Midland Monthly was a credit to its founder from the first issue to the last, he was obliged to give it up after four years of heroic effort. He had demonstrated his literary ability in this venture and had won the respect and admiration of all who came in contact with him personally--and through the pages of his magazine--for he contributed not a little from his own pen. Governor Shaw appointed him state librarian. This position had not always been filled on the merit basis. At this particular time, this had been doubly emphasized. Mr. Brigham is still state librarian. He brought to the administration of the library all his scholarly attainments, all his enthusiasm and innate dignity. Later, this truly educational position was removed from politics as far as may be in the absence of a truly merit system, by placing it under the control of the supreme court Mr. Brigham has not stayed on in this office because he had become a tradition, so to speak, but because he has, in spite of his years, been able to carry on adequately. In the 38 years of his incumbency, he has won high honors for himself and brought distinction to the commonwealth which he served. With one voice the people who know him and know of him and his achievements in scholarship and in administration acclaim him and send him their best wishes. IT FALLS ON ALL THE VERY striking resemblance between the taxation views expressed by Nominee Roosevelt at Pittsburgh back in 1932 and this opinion from the utterances of Calvin Coolidge will be apparent to all: "No matter what any one may say about making the rich and the corporations pay the taxes, in the end they come out of the people who toil. No system has ever been devised under which any person living in this country could -escape being affected by the cost of our government It is felt in the price of those prime necessities of existence: Food, clothing, fuel, shelter . . . I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves." No matter how far removed a tax may look on the surface, it's you and You and xOU who in the end must pay for extravagance in government. ·· · «»------ It's an interesting phenomenon that grain prices go up and stock prices move down with each new war scare. will receive the support of the Iowa delegation for the nomination for president at the national republican convention this year was probably the most interesting and significant feature of the state republican convention held last week--interesting because no candidate was indorsed and significant because Iowa's own Senator L. J. Dickinson received no mention. One wonders why this matter was "overlooked." NO REQUEST FOR VETO PEN Jefferson Bee: American Legion officials not only captured congress in their bonus fight, but also captured the flag which flew over the national capifol during the debates on the measure. They asked that the flag be given them as a: memento of their .victory and their request was granted.;' It is not recorded that they sought the pen with which the president wrote his veto message. NEW NOTE IN IOWA G. 0. P. Webster City Freeman-Journal: An atmosphere of victory pervaded the republican state convention, the prevailing belief being that the party is going to win in Iowa and the nation at the election next November, a feeling not present at republican state conventions since 1930. OF EVERY STAMP ISSUED IH -rftE. WORLD WOULD COST" ALMOST" "im=.v iNf/vS ON THE SULU SEA ARE. SAID To SAILING BOATS WORLD -THEY ABLE-To OUT-RUN MoToR^ BOAT? , UNDER FAVOF WINDS OF ONE. i.l * FESTn/E SplRiTj: IS IKTRODUCED iN1o ASH BREAD DISTRIBUTION AT EiNSiEDELH,' Gopyriulit. 1336, by Central Press Association, lot. 3-10 DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENINU, M. D. PROFANE MATTER IS BARRED! Emmons, Minn., Leader: It would be a great relief to this editor to express his frank opinion of Governor Hoffman's antics in the Hauptmann case, but trifling with the postal laws and regulations is too much like handling dynamite carelessly. RECOGNIZE HIM? Fenton Reporter: We give you one guess as to his identity--he's a U. S. senator living in Kossuth, a candidate for president, has voted for every bill that didn't pass and against every one that did. IOWA GOVERNMENT ISN'T SO BAD Ringsted Dispatch: We lowans may not be particularly proud of our state government, but if we look across the line at Minnesota politics we feel that ours isn't so bad after all. JOHN M. GRIMES FOR GOVERNOR Coon Rapids Enterprise: Right now J. M. Grimes stands out as .the best possible candidate for the republican nomination. We can indorse heartily. him ': most DOMESTIC COMPROMISE Forest City Summit: A Forest City woman calls her husband Major Bowes, because at the end of most of their talks he says: "All right, all right." EDITOR'S MAIL BAG. "FOR A FREE COUNTRY" MASON CITY--It's with a feeling of secret terror that I dare to take issue with any of your statements in recent editorials about communistic propaganda. Yet the questions involved are of very vital nature in any government of the people, and need at least to have contrary viewpoints explained. The red phobia in America has reached the silly proportions that a person cannot be interested in economic studies, international relationships or racial problems without having some so-called constitutional Americans accuse him of radical communism. I am certain that the king of England would have been highly embarrassed and accused of red activities if be made a public slum inspection in the United States; and for all I know, maybe he was in England. As to the teachers in the grade schools teaching the principles of communism, it is difficult for me to see how any teacher could tell her children about the country of Russia without explaining its governmental forms. I think I would rather have my children learn such principles from trained teachers than have them find them out in the way most children attain the facts of life. The communistic broadcast proved to be as harmless and as evasive of real issues as the one of Al Smith. It will always be a question debatable as to what theories conflict with the true nature of American government. Personally, I feel that the tendency toward fascist denial of the rights of free speech is as much a contradiction of the ideals of Jefferson, Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, as is the silly arguments of the communist party. At least this is true,--that if the communist party is the only group that will dare to face conservative opposition and sponsor the cause of the Negroes, exploited labor, and nationalistic militarism, the cause of communism will be distinctly advanced. On the other hand, the average American has no desire to share his toothbrush, his sleeping quarters, or his occupation, in a communal camp, and if his grievances are allowed a fair hearing and decent re- we have no need to fear a communist uprising. Yours for a free country, DAVID L. KRATZ. EQUILIBRIUM OF PILOT IMPORTANT PILOT of an airplane must be able to guage the position in which his body is most accurately. To do this he must have a good internal ear and a good cerebellum. Our sense of equilibrium is based upon the three little semicircular canals set at different levels in the internal ear. They are filled with a fluid which moves slowly on change of position. For army flyers and highly responsible pilots, an extremely elaborate set of, tests is made, putting them in a revolving chair and spinning them in different positions of the head. It is generally recognized that accidents during stunt flying are due to something that.has gone wrong with the pilot. Usually this is a momentary loss of r facilities. One man went into a 'tail spin, which produced such overpowering dizziness that, not knowing what he was doing or why, he grabbed the "joy stick' 1 and pushed it over and threw himself into another-tail spin in the opposite direction. Before he could come out of this he crashed. Flyers who have been tested in the chairs report somewhat as follows: "That is exactly like coming EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-OAZETTE PULES out of a spinning nose dive." When placed in another position they will say, "Now I feel like coming out of a. loop." Ordinary Test Very Simple For the pilot who is not going to undertake such responsibilities, however, the test for equilibrium is fairly simple. The shoes and stockings are removed and the applicant stands on one foot, the other knee flexed at right angles, the eyes closed, and a hand resting on the flexed knee. He should be able to remain steady for 15 seconds. Three trials are'given for each foot. There are three planes of vertigo. One corresponds to the hatband on your hat. In other words, it goes around your head about level with the top of your ears. Another one is frontal and could be represented by a ring into which you could thrust your face, going under the chin and over the forehead just in front of the ears. The third is from before backwards, and could be represented if you made a circle around your head drawn in profile. These correspond to various whirlings that tie semi-circular canals have to compensate for in stunt flying. For instance, the last one, the so-called "sagittal plane" vertigo is the one that is concerned in looping.. Diet for Third Week--Tuesday Breakfast--One cup berries with milk; one slice of toast (dry); one cup coffee (with not more than one lump of sugar and one teaspoon of milk). Luncheon--Cheese sandwich; coffee. Dinner--Two poached eggs; one slice toast; coffee; orange. What is your weight today? EDITOR'S NOTE: Six pamphlets by Dr. Clendening-can now be obtained by sending 10 cents in coin, for each, and a self-addressed envelope stamped with a three-cent stamp, to Dr. Logan Clendening, in care of this paper. The pamphlets are: "Indigestion and Constipation," "Reducing and Gaining," "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene" and The Care of the Hair and Skin." TOMORROW MAKCH H By CLAKK KlKNAmt) Notable Births--Frederick, b. 1899, crown prince of Denmark Whiting Williams, b. 1878, publicist and labor economist Sir Malcolm Campbell, b. 1885, British automobile racer Roland S. Morris, b. 1874, lawyer and diplomat Urbain Leverrier, b. 1811 in St. Lo, Normandy, was 35 when he discovered the planet Neptune without seeing it! After complex calculations based upon the discrepancies in the motion of the planet Uranus, he wrote to his friend 'J. G. Galle, at Berlin observatory, declaring that an unrecorded planet would be found at a certain spot in the heavens at a certain hour on a certain night. Galle found the prediction correct. · * · March 11, 1702--Samuel Buckley, its editor, announced in the first issue of the earliest English language daily newspaper--the Courant, London--that he would not take it upon himself to give any comments of his own! He was an editor who wouldn't' editorialize. The first issue didn't have any news about England either. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad: and a gift destroyeth the heart.--Ecclcsiastes 7:7. Thirty Tears Ago-Mr. and Mrs. James Thorn e left today for their home at Belvidere, 111., after a visit in the city. Fred Herman left today for San Marcial, N. Mex., where he will look over some land prospects. Mrs. L. E. Gould and daughter left today for their future home in North Dakota. Another fanners' co-operative association was formed last night at Portland and officers elected are A. M. Avery, president; Frank W. Dunn, vice'presi- dent; C. P. Letts, secretary, and G. L. Emmert, treasurer. Wiley S. Rankin returned today from a visit to Princeton. Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Helm and daughter went to Kensett today for a-visit with relatives. · Twenty Tears Ago--· The. following officers were elected yesterday at the high school when a commercial club was organized: Sidney Stott, president; Phyllis Letts, vice president; Clifford Kuppinger, secretary, and Lyle McFadden, treasurer. J. M. Heffner, manager of the Bijou theater, has been arrested for operating his business last Sunday in violation of the law. The theater manager's case comes up in court some time this afternoon. The Rev. William Fetler, a noted evangelist, banished from his native land of Russia, spoke yesterday at the First Baptist church. Miss Rachel Senior returned yesterday from Fort Dodge where she went to hear the noted violinist, Mischa Elman, and visit with friends. W. E. Gildner visited yesterday in Charles City. Hugh Shepard visited yesterday at Algona. County Supervisor William F. Doderer and his sister, Mrs. J. H. Hardy, both of Rockwell, left yesterday on a 15 day trip to Deming, N. Mex. Ten Years Ago-Other sectional tournament scores: West Waterloo, 17, East Waterloo, 10; Grinnell, 18, Brooklyn, 10; Webster City, 40, Dows, 4; Fort Dodge, 22, Manson, 16; Osage. 24, Nashua, 22 (three overtime periods); Washington (Cedar Rapids) 22, Grant (Cedar Rapids), 12; Dubuque, 42, Manchester, 22; West Waterloo, 20, Vinton, 14; Webster City, 38, Eldora, 12; Fort Dodge, 24, Bode, 22 and Davenport, 22, Muscatine, 19. Miss Addie Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Harris, has returned from six years relief work in Greece and Turkey. After the most blustery day of the winter here, when snow was whirled into drifts 4 feet in depth, Mason City and North Iowa resumed normal highway and street traffic today. (This winter drifts of 15 and 20 feet have not been uncommon.) Miss Helen Schultz of the Red Ball Transportation company has returned from a week at Eldora and Des Moines where she was identified with bus hearings. ALL OF US By MABSHALI. S1ASL1N ago. THE MAN WHO LEARNED I met a man who tried to kill himself a year But right in the midst of his preparations to end his life he was interrupted ...... While the family was at a movie he fixed an arrangement on the exhaust pipe of his old automobile and was just about to write a letter of goodby. But they came home sooner than he expected them and he didn't do it. He didn't try it again, and he didn't tell the family about it, either. He didn't tell anybody at all, but a few weeks later he was in my office about something else and suddenly he blurted it out. His life had been in a mess. He thought all happiness was finished for him. He was afraid he couldn't work any more. The future was black, the present was desperate. He didn't see why he should go on. a misery to himself, a burden to those he loved. When he told me about it his life wasn't much better than it had been, but he was sure of one thing -- he wasn't going to kill himself. Today, when I saw him, he spoke of it. again. I didn't bring up the subject. I didn't see any reason for reminding him of that horrible moment in his past. But he did it himself and spoke cheerfully about it. He said sometimes it seemed to him as if it were something that had happened to another man, that couldn't have happened to him. And, furthermore, it was another man He wasn't on easy street yet. Perhaps he wouldn't ever be. And a lot of those problems of health, money and happiness weren't solved yet and might never be solved, But he'd arrived at a different attitude toward them. They weren't big enough now to justify a man's killing himself and for him they never would be At that moment a year ago he was like a man standing on a precipice, feeling a horrible urge to throw himself over. Now he might stand on that same precipice and feel only a great interest in the view And today he told me that the greatest thing that ever happened to him was the family coming home sooner than he expected them from the movie. OBSERVING atyW^lifW^t^aiyfilifBI^H^Ig'ffl^^ PRACTICE MAKES M5KFECT, WITH SOME RESERVATIONS jMBht like to draw on the kindl; QS^ philosophy embodied in · th vs*^ weekly letters of Rober Quillen (baldheadea dad) to hi daughter (red-headed.) In the las of these he drew attention to the fact that the old adage, "Practici makes perfect," must be accepted with some reservations. To quote "When I was a boy I had the lazj habit of pronouncing strange words to suit myself and not bothering to look them up. Thus I learned to pronounce 'Caribbean,' 'gondola' and 'cocaine' the wrong way, as almost everybody, and to this day the wrong pronunciation will slip out unless I am on guard. You see, I practiced the wrong way so long I became perfect at it. "Now do you see the menace in that innocent-looking phrase, 'Practice makes perfect?" It makes a. perfect craftsman, but it also Makes a perfect numbskull. It perfects you in wrong just as easily and as surely as it perfects you in right. "The power of habit strews your athway with treacherous quick- sands that trap and hold you be"ore you realize that you are caught. You go happily on your vay, meaning well as ever was, and quite innocently do something the vrong way. You don't know it is wrong, so you do it that way the next time and the next. And lo! ou are caught. Practice has made lerfect, and forever thereafter you vill do that thing perfectly wrong. "The only hope of safety is to be guard always and never- do a hing the first time till you know ·Ou are right. That fatal first time ets the standard. If it happens to e dumb,' you will keep on prac- icing dumbness till you reach ul- imate perfection." COPY OF JAPAN TIMES ECEIVED FROM CLARK. MWu. am indebted to Ed Clark for ^j|pa copy of the Japan Times, *»~^an English language and American style daily newspaper rinted in Japan. The wrapper in /hich it came bore American post- ge and bore an "S. S.. President :oover--Dollar Lines" return, which ads me to suspect that the Clarks 'ill be rolling into Mason City sout the time this item appears. The paper contains eight pages id a fair volume of advertising. he subscription price is .$2.50 a lonth or .$25 a year. In this respect, models after the European rather han American press. 1 assumed from the character of he paper that it was edited and managed by Americans or English, ut in this I was mistaken for the ditor is named'Hitoshi Ajshida and managing editor Mock Joya. If lose aren't Japanese names, they'll o until a couple of Japanese names ome along. DUTY OF ALL TO SWAT HIT-AND-KUN DRIVERS __ can think of only one feature fgS^of soviet government that *S*" appeals to me. I have in. mind the Russian practice of taking a hit and run driver out and letting a firing squad work on him. I'm not . sure that this isn't superior to the American handling of this crime. Hit and run drivers take a. daily, toll of several lives in America. Too often the offenders are never captured and, again too often, when they are caught, they manage to wiggle out of the law's clutches entirely or escape with a small sentence. Public co-operation with the police and courts must be- had if we are ever to stop this cowardly killing on our streets and highways. If you should witness a hit and run accident, be sure and get the driver's license number and take a good look at him and his car so that you can furnish the police with a good description. It is the duty of every citizen to assist in the arrest and conviction of these criminals. DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC PROPERTY NEEDS CURB ^ don't like the complaisance g£ with which citizens view the ~ destruction of public property. I think it should be considered an offense calling for stern punishment, with an attention from officers of the law such as would be riven to the bringing to justice of a burglar or any other law violator. In the country there is an assumption on the part of school directors that hoodlums will break the windows of idle schoolhouses unless :hey are boarded over. And that assumption, alas, is based on sad ex- jerience for that's just exactly what happens in a great majority of cases. In the city, I can exemplify the /andalism to which I have referred )y calling attention to the string oT woken streetlight reflectors on Second street southeast. Or to that 'ootbridge light, the bulb of which ias been broken no less than 200 times in the past ten years. It strikes me that the persons re- ponsible for this destruction of mblic property should be listed as mblic enemies, sought out and pun- shed. The fun they get from such a course is not a healthy fun. It reflects an unsocial attitude on the iart of those who indulge in the iractice. , : ' , "V These are small things, I admit,''[''· and of no great importance except. is they bear on xiitizenship general- y. An aroused public and stern ac- ion by law enforcers are needed, in my opinion. Answers to Questions By FREDEIUO ,1. HASKtN PLEASE NOTE--A reader can B ct the inswer to any questfon tit fact by writ- OS Mason City (ilobc-Gazettc Informa- ion Bureau, l-'rcderlc ,1. Haskin, Dircc- Of. Washington. U, C. Flense Im-lnsc »ree 3) cents for reply. Did Red Grange finish college? . H. Graduated from the University of linois in June, 1926. What was collected in gasoline axes last year from state and federal taxes combined? J. B. Total, $804,500,000. When is Passion week? W. W. ' The Rev. Walker Gwynne, D. D. says: "It is a common mistake to speak of the last week in Lent as Passion week. The name belongs properly to the week preceding." How far from Washington is Wakefield, the birthplace of George Washington? S. H. About 90 miles from Washington. Where is carnaiiba wax made? B. R. This wax used in fine polishcc tor wood and leather, from a palm tree in Brazil. Who invented Tonic Sol-fa system? L. P. This method of teaching vocal music was invented by Miss Sarah Ann Glover of Norwich, England, about 1812, and perfected by the Rev. John Curwen. Is the wild Irish rose pink or yellow? M. B. Is yellow. How many floral wreaths received at Windsor at the time of the funeral of King George the Fifth? G. M. Ten thousand floral pieces were received. They were laid on the grass in the garden for exhibition. What is California's ' white cane law? M. C. Blind pedestrians when carrying white canes, or white canes tipped with red, have the right-of-way on all streets and public highways, under Chapter 126, Statutes 1935, enacted by the California legislature. Did Robert E. Lee own Arlington? L. T. He never owned this property. A life interest in the property was Mrs. Lee's, and on her death it went to the son, George Washington Parke Custis Lee. It was to him the U. S. paid 5150,000 for the estate which is now a national cemetery and shrine. How many eggs will a black bass of north Louisiana lay at one time? A. H. The bureau of fisheries says from 2000 to upwards of 10,000 eggs are deposited by one black bass, according to size, and the hatching period is from one to three weeks. What is the Painted desert? K. B. An area of plateaus and low mesas in north central Arizona. It extends from the top of the Marble Canyon of the Colorado river southeastward along the cast side of the Little Colorado river southeastward i along the east side of the Little Colorado for about 100 miles. The desert lies at an altitude of about 5,000 feet. Its vast areas of locks, mostly Triassic shales and sandstones, exhibit a great variety of colors, including red. pink, purple, chocolate, lavender, pale green and gray. Where did the original "Bowery" lead? N. M. Bowery Lane led to the farm or bouwerij of Peter Stuyvesant, one of the Dutch .colonial governors of New York. What are Gabriel's hounds? S. N. Wild geese. According to legend, they are unbaptized souls, doomed to wander until Judgment day. Are many milk goats in U. S." M. L. More than 5,000,000. What does pedregal mean? N. H. An old lava field. It is a Spanish word meaning stony place and is current in Mexico and western United States. Is banzai an expression of time? B. H. Literally, yes. It is Japanese ajid means 10,000 years. It is used in the spirit of "Hurrah. Live Forever." Is is a battle-cry and also a salutation to the emperor. When did the safety razor appear in this country? B. T. In 1S95. Its popularity, however, began some ten or more years later. ABOUT MONEY Every day the Globe-Gazette Information bureau receives questions about money and its uses, about inflation and its effects and the past experiences of this and other countries with money. A stream of correspondence constantly pours into the treasury on the same subject. Your questions are largely answered in advance by "Money and Its Uses," a comprehensive booklet covering the story of money from its first almost prehistoric use down to the present. Inclose 10' cents to cover cost and handling. 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 new booklet on "Money." Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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