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THURSDAY, MARCH 22,1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LKE SYNDICATE NKIVSI'AI'KB Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-323 Kast State Street Telephone No- 3800 LEE P. LOOM1S W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOlD L. GEER . Publisher Managing Editor - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCKUTION KATES AlascD City and Clear Lawe. MasvJ) City and Clear Ullie, by the year $7.00 by the week $ .15 OUTSIDE MASON :1TV ANI CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier .... 57.00 By mall ti months 52.011 Per week by carrier 5 ,:5 By mall 3 months ...... ?1.25 Per year by mall ...... 54.00 By man 1 montn $ .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE /ONE Per year..... SG.OO six months. . .$3.00 Three months. .$l-fo It shows a weak mind not to bear prosperity as well as adversity with moderation. --CICERO UNCLE SAM, BANKER *T»HE proposal to set up an intermediate credit bank through which government funds will be made available to business on a five-year basis, is a direct corollary of the situation created by the new federal securities act That act established so many safeguards and restrictions that long-term financing is just about impossible. It may be amended by congress, but there is small sign of that at the present session. In the meantime business is starving for capital with which to meet and hasten recovery. The intermediate credit bank would offer to businessmen the same sort of facilities made available to the farmer. It would, however, have a tendency to increase the control and direction of business by the government, and for that reason many businessmen urgently in need pf funds are torn between desire and misgiving about its passage. They'd like the money-but they are not so hot for giving a mortgage to the new dealers. It is perhaps unavoidable that government credit be used to finance private business, fantastic as it would have seemed two years ago. It seems to be in line with the general trend in all countries, more emphatic in some countries even than here. Laissez fair economics is punch-drunk all over the world from the impact of the depression, and more and more government is taking charge, not only as bodyguard and protector, but as commander and director. Only last week Mussolini made the full step which this country is now hesitatingly facing. He took the financing of all Italian business away from banks and financiers and made it a government monopoly. Mussolini found, as this country is finding, that private investors were dubious about buying private securities. But they would buy their government's bonds. So Mussolini will sell the public government bonds, and loan the proceeds to industry. Bankers object--but they can't or won't advance the money industry needs to get going, despite the largest excess banking reserves in history. Somebody must. It seems to be Uncle Sam. SENATORIAL HUMOR arguments used against ratification of the St. Lawrence seaway treaty were reduced to an amus- _Jng. absurdity in the senate debate on the question. -^ : J. Ham Lewis called attention to the danger that the project would invite British armed vessels to Lake Michigan. The one and only Huey Long expressed fear that to build the seaway to the east would be to destroy trade on the Mississippi. Picking up the Lewis argument and applying it to the Mississippi river, Senator Norris of Nebraska suggested losing that stream as a means of protecting New Orleans and St. Louis from the British navy. "Even Chicago is in danger," Senator Wheeler of Montana chimed in. "It may be," cried Senator Norris, "that all the cities along the river are destroyed this very minute. It may be that the Senator from Louisiana will find that he has no home to go to when he leaves here." "We certainly had better not do anything further for the Mississippi river," suggested Senator Wheeler, * * * -"because if we enlarge the channel and deepen it, the British will certainly send their battleships up the river and destroy New Orleans." ·"They are now building the battleships in England," observed Senator Norris. "They are building them now for that very purpose," agreed Senator Wheeler with an elfin twinkle. "Well, go ahead," Senator Long said, resignedly, stretching his legs beneath his desk. At least, he later had the satisfaction of seeing the treaty ratification defeated. WHERE IT ISN'T NEEDED ·pvISPATCHES out of Washington tell of plans to dump another ten or eleven million dollars into Iowa for the construction of roads, under the public works administration. Thomas MacDonald, chief of the bureau of public roads and formerly engineer for the Iowa highway commission, is the one possessed of greatest authority in this activity. In view of the fact that Iowa has done a rather successful job of building and financing what generally is regarded as the best primary road system in the United States, one wishes that at least a part of this money allocated for road-building might be diverted to other types of public works. Yes, we admit it--we're thinking of the $105.000 school program recently authorized by a decisive vote in Mason City, conditioned on a 30 per cent grant from the federal government such as many other communities have obtained in the selfsame way. DOBBINCOMES BACK TfiVEN in the face of the expanded production of new 1934 model automobiles carrying knee action, peppier motors and other innovations, Old Dobbin and Billy the Mule are back in style. Dapple grays and roans, fillies and even nags are prancing on to the auction block amid the clamor of spirited bidding. Prices the best since 1930 are reported by the Associated Press, which has gathered figures on the horse market-situation this spring. Top prices at auctions have ranged between S125 and 5175 at many sales, with individual transactions in some cases going above these marks. The department of agriculture reports an average price of $73 a head compared to $53.75 a year ago for Iowa and $66.42 for the nation. Mule prices have followed the upward trend of horses. It seems that the farmer who wants a team of trusty mares for his spring plowing and planting is paying a good price. Good horses and mules are hard to find in the corn belt and western ranges, the Associated Press reports. This lack may mean a neat profit for the shrewd farmer, is the view of Prof. A. B. Caine of the animal husbandry department of Iowa State college. He sees a sharp pickup in the number of colts raised this year. Old Dobbin may have given way to the roadster or coupe on the highways, but it's indicated he's still "going places" strongly up and down the furrows. Pertinent or Impertinent Evidence grows that the brain trusters have paraphrased Cleveland's famous remark as follows: "Gentlemen, we are confronted by a theory, not a condition." * * * A Marshalltown journalist "proposes for sterilization all those who have a grand scheme which they want to develop with other people's money." * * * At any rate the publications which grabbed for liquor advertising the day after repeal were frank about their major motive in opposing prohibition. * * * In fairness it can. and should, be admitted ^that "Over the Grapeuuts" isn't as bad always as it is usually. * * o It's still a question of how many angry republicans there will be in Iowa next fall. * * * When the first lady spends a day in Washington, that's news too. * * * The proof of the new Iowa tax bill also will lie in the eating. OTHER VIEWPOINTS A DEMOCRATIC VIEW OF ED CLARK Davenport Democrat: Sanity and a resolution not to let political considerations further muddy the stream of business in Iowa, led the senate to table the house resolution for an investigation of the state insurance department. The senate was aware that too much investigating and too little constructive statesmanship can do a lot of harm to the state and country. In Washington we have seen the results of a one- sided and politically inspired investigation of the air mail situation, with deplorable results following the hasty cancellation of all existing contracts. At Des Moines we have had the spectacle of investigations of the Iowa state highway commission and the Iowa cement companies on flimsy charges originating in the house, and getting nowhere. Already committees had investigated the relations of Insurance Commissioner Clark to the consolidations of the Modern Brotherhood of America and the Independent Order of Foresters of Canada, and the senate committee had reported, giving Commissioner Clark a clean bill of health. The committee reported that it could find no evidence of misconduct; no irregularities that were known to the commissioner or his department until months after the merger was authorized; that any payments made to brokers or officers of the Brotherhood were solely from the funds of the Foresters; that all the securities 'belonging to the Brotherhood at the time of the merger are still on deposit with the Iowa insurance department for the benefit of the policy-holders of the Brotherhood, and will so remain; and that any payments that were made to brokers and by them passed on in part to Brotherhood officers were uncovered through examiners of our insurance department; and that the commissioner diligently brought these matters to the attention of the Canadian insurance commissioner; and that the files;. and correspondence of : .the insurance department in-relation to the merger are'available to the public and open to the inspection of all who are interested. On the basis of such a report by its own committee the senate could hardly do otherwise than table the house resolution for continuing an investigation, however intent the house might' be to do some more sleuthing. The senate vote was 27 to 20, and it killed the resolution so far as this special session Is concerned. THE "UBIQUITOUS" DILLINGER, Cedar Falls Record: So it wasn't Dillinger, jail breaker, bank robber and killer, who helped rob the Mason City bank. Anyway, it must have been a man that looked like Dillinger. The fact the people were quick to pin this robbery on the notorious Indiana taugh boy indicates they have been reading their newspapers and are quick to reach a uniform primary conclusion based on their newspaper reading. A DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN PASSES Council Bluffs Nonpareil: In the death of Dr. J. W. Reynolds of Creston, Iowa loses a distinguished and useful citizen. The work of Dr. Reynolds on the state tax board was only a part of his public service. From the beginning of his active business and professional career he was interested and helpful in civic, state and national affairs. WILL rr BE GILLETTE vs. DICK? Cherokee Times: Re-election of Mr. Gillette this year, many leaders believe, would make him the party's logical candidate for United States senator in 1936, when Senator Dickinson's term expires. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG BIERMANN DENIES OPPOSING VETERANS WASHINGTON, March 19.--I thank- you for your nice reference to me in the Globe-Gazette of March 15 concerning the bonus payment. I want to amend one of your statements, however: "He is against the veterans on this question." I contend that I am not against the veterans on this question or any other question. To my mind this is just a question of how one would interpret his obligations as a congressman. The adjusted compensation certificates, by an agreement between the government and the representatives of the soldiers (if it was possible for them to have representatives), took the form of a 20 year endowment insurance policy due in 1945 1 . The congressmen are directors, one might say, in the company that is sued these endowment policies. If one of us was a director in- an ordinary insurance company, he would not dream of paying at their face value four million 20 year endowment policies not due for 11 years. If they were to be paid, they would be paid at their cash surrender values. No director of an insurance company would perform his duties honorably if he consented to any other method of cashing the endowment policies. The same rule ought to obtain regarding those persons who for a little time are directors of the affairs of the United States. I voted for an amendment to the Patman bill which wduld have permitted the payment of the endowment policies at their present cash surrender values. In your editorial, you refer to "a policy in which the government ladles out money to those it does not owe." I assume by that you mean the measures taken by this administration to assist farmers, bankers, rail| road men, laborers and others. Of course you will agree that when the government assists the farmers, it is assisting former soldiers who are farmers; when it in assisting bankers, it is assisting former soldiers who are in the banking business; when it assists laborers, it is assisting former soldiers who are now laborers. There is no policy of the government of ladling out money which does not affect former soldiers because the former soldiers are the best cross section of American life that there is in the country. With kind regards, I am Sincerely yours, FRED BIERMANN. DAILY SCRAP BOOK _ Copyright. 1384, by Central Press Association, lie. MACHINE? ARE PA-TENTED - ARE COPYRlCirHED LIKE BOOK5,SOrW$ ( AMD SHOWS i^SI^S^Sf^aS^SiSIS^^iSiSS^IK^iSSiii^f iC OBSERVING AESOP is -THE toOSl" FAMOUS SLAVE IN , ALL-tHE. WORLD KNOWS -THE. WISE. , SAVINGS HE SO AWLY 'CONCEALEP IN tilt FABLE5, AMP -fHE CJREAT AUK ,..., ARE -fV/0 BIRDS -fHACT"WERE.'- -1^ EXflMC-f" BEFORE ^IVILliAlloN . BEG AH -- PART of -Trie COJ_I.ECTIOK OF --_______________ J-ORC3 ROTM5CHI1-D 3-2-2 DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clcndenlnp. cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers When questions are of general Interest, however, they will be taken up, In order, In the dully column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan cleiirtenlnp, care of The Gloue-Carette. Write legibly and not more than 200 \vords. · By LOGAN CXE.NDENING, M. I). EFFECT OF SUNLIGHT ON SKIN W E are reminded this week that the turn of the season is at hand and the earth is changing, and that the long days of sunlight have come back. And nature is constantly in a process of change, using the same materials or chemical elements in an endless round of rearrangement and recombination. The driving force of much of all this is sunlight. The leaf of the plant takes in carbon dioxide from the air and water from the spring rains, and under the influence of sunlight it combines the carbon, the oxygen and the hydrogen into starch. We eat this leaf or vegetable, and our bodies break down the starch into sugar, which Is carried to the liver for storage and to the muscles to be transferred into energy. The sunlight acting on our skins produces chemical changes there Dr. Clendeninj: W hi c h result in the formation of substances which aid in the nutritional processes. We do not know all - of these substances, but we must guess that they exist. One, for instance, is vitamin D, which is necessary for proper bone and tooth growth. The fixation of many minerals, such as iron in the plant, may be accomplished by sunlight, and again its action may convert these minerals into useful tissues in our body. The particular disease which is associated with lack of sunlight and which appears in the spring months, is that disease of the bones of children called "rickets." Lack of sunlight and of the vitamin D which is formed'from sunlight, may cause the bones to be soft, and such deformities as bow-legs and knock-knees to occur. The reaction of the body to sunlight is always beneficial, provided it is not overdone. When exposed to the sun's rays for a short time on a warm spring or summer day, the skin begins to turn red and to perspire. This action is due to tte infra-red rays in the sunlight. If exposure to direct sunlight is carried further, it results in sunburn with a hot, itchy feeling and even destruction of the skin; which is due to another ray in the sunlight, the short ultra-violet ray. You cannot get sunburned by exposure to the sun through window glass, because this filters out the ultra-violet rays. The use of sunlight in medical treatment is now well known. There is, with anybody, an increase in general strength and improvement in the blood, the amount of iron and hemoglobin being increased. That is why it is so valuable ror convalescents to be in a sunny climate. In tuberculosis of the bones and joints and the glands, direct sunlight, or its equivalent with an artificial sun lamp, has been found of great value. Of course, as might be expected from what was said above, it is useful in the treatment of rickets, as also in the prevention of rickets. ONCE OVERS ENJOY WHAT YOU HAVE Isn't it true that much of the discontent in your life has been the result of worrying because you couldn't have the things you wanted. You should have the ambition to possess things that limited finances make impossible. But there should be greater desire on your part to advance your station in life, to provide comforts and luxuries for your family. But why should you become discontented, if circumstances make it impossible to carry out legitimate desires ? A person has reached a sad state in life when he cannot become enthused and happy over what he possesses. If what you have is the best you can get, enjoy it thoroughly. Thinking always of the cheapness, and inartistic features of your holdings, is bound to make your life a sour one. What will your friends think of you, is a foolish question. If friendship is based on what you possess, they are not true friends. You gain nothing by retaining the good will of such persons. True friends value you for what you represent as a person. ONE-MINUTE PULFIT--A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.--Proverbs 28:20. EARLIER DAYS An Interesting rwlly Feature Drawn Frnm the Ulobe-Guelte't Files nl the Veurs Gone By. Thirty Years Ago-Street Commissioner Bruce Willson was busily engaged Tuesday with men and teams giving the streets of the city their annual spring cleaning. Articles of incorporation have been filed for the Verney Pipe Organ company of Mason City with O. T. Denison, president of the new concern. "Faust" will be the next attraction at the Wilson theater. The North Main street club members were the guests of Mrs. Jordan Tuesday afternoon. Prof. Fred Mahannah of the Rockwell schools is in the city today calling on friends and attending to business matters. John Frederickson, Hanlontown, was in the city Tuesday evening enroute to Northwood. The Gentlemen's Riding and Driving club will meet Thursday evening at 7:30 in the assembly room ol the courthouse. Twenty Years Ago-: Mrs. Rowland of Marshall, Mich., is in the city, a guest of Mrs. Markley. Miss Where of Charles City was a visitor in the city over the week-end. Morris Lonergan returned Friday rrom a two weeks visit in Bancroft. Miss Hazel Downing of Swaledale visited Saturday with her daughter, Mrs. John Powers, of this city. Miss Anna Volbrecht left Saturday evening for Chicago to attend the dressmaker's convention. Mrs. Kent Hecht left Saturday for Cedar Falls to visit her sister, Mrs. L. S. Alexander, until Thursday. Mrs. Aleine Young and Mrs. B. W. Speedling of Northwood visited in the city yesterday. G. J. Scott returned Friday from a business trip to Cedar Falls and Iowa City. Ten Years Ago-WATERLOO--Mason City won the northeastern cage district tournament by beating Dysart 29 to in the finals. The Mohawks will meet Central Sioux City in the state finals at Boone this week. Dr. A. Paul Thompson of Omaha, Neb., was in the city the past two days, a professional caller at the office of Dr. Horace S. Beemer. The Rev. Carl Bartsch of Minneapolis is to speak at the Trinity Lutheran church Wednesday evening on "Church Building." EUGENE, Ore.--The three army world flyers stopped here for the night and will proceed to Vancouver Barracks, Wash., in the morning. Dri. C. F. Starr, V. A. Farrell and George M. Crabb returned this morning from Iowa City where they have attended the thirteenth annual clinic of the college of medicine. TODAY IN HISTORY ~ MARCH 22 -Notables Born This Date--Robert A. Millikan, b. 1868, American winner of Nobel prize in physics. * * Sir Anthony Van Dyck, b. 1599, Dutch "Old Master" painter. * * Laura Jean Libbey, b. 1862, once the most widely read American novelist. * * A. H. Vandenburg, b. 1884, senator from Michigan. * * Edith Mason, b. 1893, opera singer. * * Mrs. Isabelle Greenway, b. 1886, newly elected congresswoman from Arizona, which has two senators, only one representative. e o e 1622--An Amerindian convert to Christianity, saved Jamestown from sharing fate of all other settlements in Virginia colony as Powhatan tribesmen rose under Chief Opechancanough determnied to wipe out English invaders. As the Powhatans conducted the first massacre of settlers in America on plantations along 140 miles of the James river, the convert warned Jamestown, enabled the townspeople to prepare a resistance, beat off the attacking horde. When the day was over, 347 out of the colony's population of 1,240 were dead. C « 4 1775--An Irishman tried to save the American colonies for England. For four hours, Edmund Burke, 45, brilliant statesman, pleaded with his fellow members of parliament for a policy of conciliation toward the 13 colonies. G e o 3883--Utah husbands were compelled to give up their wives, that is, all their extra ones. Congress enacted the Edmunds law forever prohibiting the practice of polygamy in any state or territory, and the war department prepared to enforce it. But wives and children were not set adrift; congress authorized an industrial home at Salt Lake for the women and children of polygamists. Brigham Young, who had the largest number of wives, 12 actual, many spiritual, did not live to see his followers have to get along with one. 1933--Franklin D. Roosevelt scratched his pen rapidly across a paper certified by John N. Garner and Henry T. Rainey, for the senate and house, made it legal to sell 3.2 per cent beer in the U. S. for the first time in 13 years, effective April 7. hope that the big league officials who are so short of vision that they have withdrawn support from the American Legion's national junior baseball program will reflect on the case of Lee Elbert Stinc, the Long Beach, Cal., boy who is regarded as one of the most promising pitcher recruits with the White Sox training squad at Pasadena these days. It was in the junior American Legion baseball that Stine first obtained a footing that sent him to the majors in the fourth year of his organized baseball career. With baseball removed from the high school program of sports, it provided the only stimulant for his interest in the game and the only outlet for and developer of his ability. In 1929 his team got to the finals at New Orleans in the national junior competition. The following year, at 17, he was signed by the San Francisco Seals in the Coast league and farmed to Globe, Arizona, of the Arizona state league. His development was rapid and in 1932 he was a full fledged Seal. One of his feats last year was pitching his team to a double-headed victory over Sacramento one afternoon. At 21 he is getting his opportunity in the big show. It may be that he isn't seasoned enough as yet. But his case is graphic evidence of the important role junior baseball can play as a training grounds for future big league stars. In the piping good times, the big leagues appropriated $50,000. Then lean days came along and instead of reducing the appropriation, the major officials withdrew the appropriation entirely. It was a flagrant case of selling short on the future of their game and the lack of vision thus displayed doesn't augur well. ·--o--· liked this little story related by the Rev. A. F. Newell, now of Blair, Nebr., but formerly of Garner, in the weekly column, "Cheerful Chirps," in the local newspaper: I notice that former State Senator James Rodman pokes a little fun at Senator George Norris' scheme of a one house legislature. James refers to George's plan as 'one horse legislation.' Which reminds me of a story once told me by an alleged friend. "It seems that a very small man of a very small town became enamored of the word 'unique.' He ran it into conversation on every possible and even impossible occasion. Every thing, person or situation he discussed appeared to be 'unique'. "One day he was singing the praises of his home hamlet to a visiting friend, and wound up by saying, 'Yes, Sam, this is certainly a Very unique town.' His long suffering friend thoughtfully looked over both streets of the village and ·eplied, 'I believe you are quite right, Bill. You are sure right-mow what "unique" means, Bill?' No,' said Bill. 'Well Bill, it comes 'rom two Latin words: "unua" vhich means "one," and "equus," vhlch means "horse!"'" --o-have here a group of really freak accidents, all authentic: In Denver, a cow fainted vhile her owner was milking her and she fell right on top of him. He was taken to a hospital with a frac- .ured right shoulder and leg. A student flyer in London fell Tom a plane 4,000 feet up when his safety belt failed. His parachute vorked and he was unharmed. The icxt day a cat walked in front of his automobile. He swerved to avoid fitting it and wrecked the car. And here is a story about a man and his dog. The master snapped at the dog in play. The dog snapped back at his master, but he wasn't playing. He bit off the end of the man's nose. A boy was bitten twice by a rat n his clothing. Finally, a man was severely burned when, upon striking match on his trousers, his pants caught fire. never am able to pass on the poetry merits of a contribution--as those of discernment may have observed--but I an unqualified indorsement on :he moral of the following from Arthur A. Holroyd of Plymouth: PRESERVE OUR TREES Now let us all be dutiful And keep this country beautiful. The Ume to plant more trees la near at hand. Just think how desolate 'twould be I there weTM not a slnyle tree To decorate and beautify our land. Too many trees nrc beins cut, Let's all pull up out of the rut And save our trees before It Is too late. Wherever there's a place you see That you could place a nice younK tree, Proceed to plant one; do not hesitate. The future let's look forward to And nee what unity can do. The llsht of wisdom te'ls us we should act. We should not do like the Chinese And heedlessly destroy our trees. We should possess the foresight which they lacked. The trees are nature's majesty. To kill them Is a tragedy. The best of them a life timo won't repUiLt. We nil of us steadfastly should Preserve the trees for common Rood. We should regard the future of our race. --0-defy you to find me a word that is more consistently misspelled that "eying." Rare indeed is the individual who can withstand the temptation to put in another "e" after the "y." So far as I can .learn, no journalist belongs to this select class of temptation-resisters. What woman received the Laetare Medal? G. K. Mrs. Genevieve Garvan Brady, New York philanthropist and widow of Nicholas F. Brady, was Laetare medalist for 1934 by Notre Dame university. Other women who have received the medal are: Margaret Anglin, Eliza Allen Star, Anna Hanson Dorsey, Mrs. James Sadlier, Mary- Gwendolin Caldwell, Katherine E. Conway, Mrs. Frances Tiernan (Christian Reid), Agnes Repplier, Mary V. Merrick and Elizabeth Nourse. Why is King Leopold called King of the Belgians instead of the King of Belgium? E. T. The title was decided upon when the kingdom was established in 1830 after the revolt of the Belgian people from the Netherlands. It emphasizes the constitutional character of the state and lays stress on the people whom the sovereign governs. Is Percy Marmont in movies? K. L. He is playing' with Elizabeth Bergner in Ariane. What Is the seating capacity of the Metropolitan opera house in New York City? H. D. It is 3,418. Who had the first wrist watch? P. C. The first recorded was given to Queen Elizabeth by the Earl of Leicester as a New Year's gift in 1572. It was described as "an armlet of gold, all fairly garnished with rubies and diamonds, having in the closing thereof a clock." How many prisoners in Federal and state penitentiaries? M. M. According to the 1933 Handbook of American Prisons and Reformatories, 158,880. What are the largest bears? E. E. The Kodiak bear of the Alaskan peninsula and Kodiak island. This is not only the largest of all living bears, but also the largest carnivorous animal in the world. The largest specimen ever killed and measured by a naturalist was a female killed by James H. Kidder, which had a shoulder height of 51 inches. A very large flat skin measured at Kodiak by J. A. Loring was 9',;: feet long by 10 '/2 feet wide across the forelegs. Have the steamship lines White Star and Cunard merged? J. M. Since Jan. 1 they-have boon operated as one line, the new enterprise being known as Cunard White Star, Ltd. Wliat are the chief problems 1" Americanization? S. M. One of the most important is employment. A recently naturalized citizen is likely to find himself in difficulties when there is lack of employment due perhaps to his for- eign accent, or his lack of acquaintance with many of our customs. The principal objectives of Americanization are to promote the acceptance of what are known as American customs and habits as well as ideals among naturalized or alien citizens. How did the Mennonltes get their name? E. C. From Menno Simons, leader of the sect in Holland. What was the tidbit mentioned by Victorian writers as a "liver- wing?" L. G. In preparing a fowl for roasting, the heart and liver were removed. The heart was tucked under the left wing and the liver under the right wind. In cooking, the flavor of the liver was imparted to the right wing. This was then considered a delicacy, worthy of offering to an honored guest. ' What company will publish the book, The Life of Our Lord bv Charles Dickens ? M. M. Simon and Schuster, New York City. What are the local names of windstorms in different parts of the world such as what is known as the cyclone In the United States? N. A. The whirling or revolving storm is called a hurricane" in the West Indies, the tornado off the Senegal coast, the trovado off the Cape of Good Hope, the typhoon in the China Sea, and the papagallo off the West Coast of Central America. These are regions where these storms chiefly occur. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen USAJLEj "That Jones girl will be a great help to some man if he flon't need no help except in gettin' rid of his money."

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