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FEBRUARY 24 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE jiaaon (Eitu (Blnh*-(gazette A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 Enst State St. Telephone No. 3800 WILL F. MUSE Editor \V. EARL. HALL Managing Editor LEE P. LOOMIS Business 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. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Daily, per year ............................... ST.OO i l , er week ................................ 15 $7.00 Daily, per week i Outside of Mason City and. Clear Lake il Daily, per year by carrier ;' Daily, per week by carrier '( Daily; per year by mail ........................ 4-00 \f 6 months, 52.25; 3 months, $1.25; 1 month ........ 50 ', Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year ........... 6.00 K 6 months ........ $3.25 3 months ..... . . . 1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter Experience Is the best of schoolmasters, only the school-tecs arc heavy.--CAKLYLE '; REFORESTATION AS FARM AID I", AUSTRALIAN wheat farmers are demanding pro- L ·"· tection from their government in the wheat market !|. such as has been accorded by the United States to the i\ wheat growers of this country in its purchases thru the jj5 federal farm board. ^ The Australian farmers are asking that a substan- I? lial loan be accorded by the government so that they =,A may hold their wheat until the prices can improve. 1? They desire that 530,000,000 be set aside by the gov- i ernment for the loan. [ The demands of Australian wheat farmers simply emphasize that the r wheat situation is still a work problem, and that the warnings of Alexander Legge of the federal farm board that there must be a lessening in the wheat acreage of the United States must be I heeded if the wheat price is to be maintained at a liv !{ ing- return for the producer in the United States. agricultural situation both in this country ant countries is probably the largest problerr | in the present financial situation. The buying marke' j for manufactured products is largely affected by agri I cultural conditions. Agriculture must bo retained as i [profitable industry if not only the -United States'bui 'Flail countries are to prosper. I Lessening the supply means either trie acreage [taken from wheat must be devoted to other agricul itural products or else the wheat farmer is to have ilpart of his producing plant idle. The problem is to ''discover other ways of using these lands than wheat I The agri tn foreign f the certificate holders, would have been an inex- :usable annuling of contract. Compromising on the oan plan is certainly a departure from the terms and pirit of the agreement. We doubt whether it will re- 3ound to the benefit of service men or their organiza- ions which put themselves back of the legislation. COMMISSIONTAND EFFICIENCY A N OBJECTION not infrequently made against the plan to establish a commission form of government for the state's fish and game department is that commissions have not up to this time proved either economical c* effective as an administrative unit. And this is increasingly true if members of the commission are chosen on a political basis. Whether this argument s applicable to the fish and game body remains to he seen. ' OTHER EDITORS THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley "THAT'S OUR STORY, AND WE STICK TO IT Davenport Democrat: Several contributors to the "Voice of the People" in the Chicago Tribune join in a chorus of denial that Sara Bernhardt could have been born near Rochester, Iowa. May we respond that "the people" might be in better business? Here a case had been built up for Iowa as Sara's birthplace that was all but convincing. We had a house she was born in, a highway sign pointing the wayfarer to it, a brick missing which Mme. Bernhardt was believed to have filched as a souvenir when she made a surreptitious visit to the place, and traditions galore of the black-gowned but queenly visitor who used to lay a post-midnight wreath upon "mother's grave" in the village cemetery every time that a Bernhardt play was put on here at Davenport. What more could "the people" want? Why raise their voices to rob Iowa of another claim to greatness'! They say that Chambers' Cyclopaedia and Cass,ell's Biographical Dictionary tell of Sara being born in Paris, Oct. 22, 1S44. Our Americana says Oct. 23, 1845. And of course they may all be wrong. One saj'S her father was a French Jew. another a Havre magistrate, another a French lawyer, one that her mother was the daughter of an Amsterdam optician, another that she was a milliner from Berlin, the third that she was a Dutch Jewess. Americana plays safe by simply saying- her father was French and her mother Dutch. Evidently the conflicting statements are based on what Sara said in the days after she became famous when she was keeping mum on the Iowa angle of her life story. Loyal lowans will not concede an inch to the iconoclasts of the Tribune's people's column. "That's our story and we'll stick to it." They concede us the Ringlings and Buffalo Bill, Lillian Russell, Corse Payton and the Cherry Sisters. But they don't know about Pat Crowe and Former Burns. And that's not all they don't know! ·WAIT -TJ1-L. NUMSEf? ONE WARMED UPI: THAT BUCK CREEK 3lf5L Al NT UP To HER USUAU , JED" THE )T SO FARV THE PRESENT MI5S SIM BEASLEY MET TWO EX-WIVES TODAY AND THE USUAL. SREETIN?S Tim iiiMwrrK to riurstlnns lirtnlrd here enrli dny nrfi specimen* picked from tho mnNH of liiftiilrlo* lulTitlleil by our Information Tmrean maintained In Washington, D. C. 'I'lils vnlunbln scrvlcis Irt f u r the free IHR nf tlic nubile. Auk any finoHllcm of fnct you nuty want to know mill you \till Ret nn Immediate reply. Writfl ptfilnly, lurloMe 2 ce.ntrt In eoln IIT Hturnnn for return p»*lnKC nncl aitdress llm Glol)p-finiette Information HurtMiil, Frederic ,T. Haskln, Director, U'afthlnRtoti, I). C. Q. noes u broadcasting company have a course in correet speech for its announcers ? A. 1J. V. A. Both the National Broadcasting company and the Columbia Broadcasting company maintain a course of instruction for their announcers in their New York city studios. Q. How (lid boxing attain its sudden popularity? A. B. A. It became popular in 1017 when the government thru its directors of training camp activities, adopted it as an important means for fitting untrained men quickly for rigorous soldier 1 life. Q. How old is Rudolph Frhnl? V. K. A. Forty-nine. Born in Prague, Bohemia. Q. Why ar« suowfhikes of different 1,. H. A. Snow consists of minute white crystals. The crystals of water are hexagonal prisms and water in the crystalline state, in the atmosphere shows all the various shapes that this form of crystallization can take. Having once started, the crystals may grow either along their central axis, giving rise to long thin prisms, or along their six axes to form hexagonal plates. Sometimes the growth is uniform, but at others the growth along the axes is more rapid than in the space between; this gives rise to star-shaped crystals. In cold regions, the crystals are small, because there is little flVaising- if they are to continue to contribute to the sKfinancial advantage of their owners. !*·· An aid to a permanent solution of the agricultural problem is the development of reforestation programs. 1'imbej growing means a future return. Many acres \jowused nominally for agriculture would in the long ira give a far. greater yield if withdrawn from the ag- jlricultural competition and utilized for . forest repro- Ptluction. 1 Ways and means of increasing the timber repro- (duction should be given all_the support that present- I'(agricultural situations demand. There should be either M (federal or state retrenchment in aid of reforestation (programs. IT WOULDN'T WORK HE proposal which bobs up every year a legislature meets to build a wall of restrictions around the Sale of firearms has one major shortcoming. It might fjrevent guns from getting into the hands of persons 'vho ordinarily employ them for protective purposes. :JBut it wouldn't,disarm the gunman. / No doubt it would be a fine thing if some way could i be devised to prevent firearms reaching the hands of criminals. The armed crook is a menace, and~his threat lo society seems to be growing- steadily more formidable.' Nevertheless, it is extremely doubtful if a law which will restrict the sale of firearms, except on permission of the courts, would do much to reach this situation. Certainly it could not help much so long as all that is necessary to get a gun is to send to a mail order house outside the state. Even the projected national law forbidding the transportation of firearms thru the mails would be of little help, however, in the enforcement of a state law For the fact that- a law as hard to enforce as that against the sale of guns would be merely a pious wish as far as its effect on the criminal is concerned. Being a law-breaker to begin with, he would have no hesitancy about breaking this law in order lo get the weapons of his evil trade. All that could be accomplished by such a law would be to m'ake it hard, if not impossible, for an honest citizen to get a weapon for legitimate purposes, including those of self-protection. CONCERNING MILITARY TRAINING Council KitifTs Nonpareil: There is a continuous effort among certain types of our citizenship to procure the repeal of the statutes which provide for and sustain the reserve officers' training corps in our public schools and colleges. The motives of these people are not to be ques- ionecl. They believe this military training- tends lo ostei- war. They are for peace and, therefore, think liey are promoting it by opposing the training of oung men in what we call military science. These people are mistaken in their conclusions. They do not correctly weigh facts. What sort of experience are we now passing thru ccause of our inadequate preparedness to cope with bank robbers? More than a score of daylight bank robberies have )een staged in this country in the last year, moat of Miese here in Iowa. In only one or two cases liave he robbers been apprehended. How is this orgy or robberies to be stopped? Thru more adequate preparation or thru continued neglect 'o prepare ? When bank robbers enter a community nobody cnows how to proceed against the bandits. Communi- ies are wholly unprepared . for such contingencies. They are, therefore, wholly incapable of successful defense. If unprepared citizens rushed themselves against armed bandits they would pay for their folly vith their lives. Suppose we quit military training of a small a r m y and a modest number of students in colleges and schools and a merger number in the national guard. What would be our status in ability to protect ourselves in 10 years without this training- if some bandit nation should decide Lo levy tribute upon us? Without some preparation we would in such a situation just as helpless as our communities now are to successfully combat bank robbers. We will if we are wise keep in America a number o f - o u r citizens trained in military science up to the nth degree. If we are ever assailed we want some people in the country who know just how to proceed sffectively to protect our government and our people. With efficiently trained leaders we shall be able to defend ourselves without needless sacrifice. Without training if our young- men were required to defend against trained soldiers they would be killed like 'lies until a force had acquired experience. This R. O. T. C. and national guard training; to- jcther with the maintenance of a small regular army s national life insurance and life saving work. We should not at this time relax our*offorts in military training. To reduce our present activities and expenditures in these directions would be the extreme of folly. DIET and HEALTH Wy LOGAN CLENDEKlKG, M. D. A u t h o r of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. (.Mention f tit; cannot diagnose or ulve personal answers to 11:(lets from renders. When questions arc of general Juiciest, however, they will be token up. In order. In the dolly column. Addres.s your queries to Dr. Logan Clcndcning. care of The j]olc(;a.7cttc. Write t u g i b l y ami not more t h a n 200 words. NILES SERVED IOWA WELL I T WOULD be hard to estimate the value of the service performed for the state of Towa by Clifford Nilcs, the present chairman of the state highway commission. No appointment made by a governor in recent years has been more abundantly justified on a basis of benefits obtained by the state. One wishes that in state business as in private business a way might be found to capitalize on experi ence and demonstrated ability. But that isn't the w a j things work out For those who arc disappointed, there should be consolalion in the fact that only a few years ago Mr Niles was an unproved factor so far as the highway commission was concerned. Like as not the governor's IT WON'T OET US INTO WAR Allison Tnlm/ic: A lot of people want lo h a v e compulsory military training abolished in our state schools. The American Legion hoys who .saw the serious effects of lack of training in wartime, think compulsory training in the colleges is a good thing. They know something about the matter of adjusting a gas mask or digging in to protect themselves. Compulsory training in our colleges isn't going lo get us into war. DIATHERMY PRODUCED IN TWO FORMS r\IATHERMT can he modified so that two forms are ^ produced--medical and surgical diathermy. Its action is due, as we saw Monday, to the produclion of heat caused by the passage of a high frequency electric current between two electrodes. The electrodes ~ .. may be placed at varying distances apart on the surface of the body. As the current passes from one to the other heut is produced in the tissues which the current traverses If the temperature is insufficient to damage the tissues, but simply heats them up, it is called medica" .diathermy. If, however, it is higl: enough to destroy tissue; it is called surgical diathermy or electro- coagulation. Medical diathermy, the produc- ion of heat deep in tissues, has been tried for curalive purposes in a number of conditions, in two with *--" "" conspicuous success. Certain fornif tJr. ('Irmleninc of infectious arthritis and pelvic infections in women yield wonderful results to this treatment. There is no form of heat comparable to diathermy n joint infections which are fairly acute lo fairly chronic in character, provided there is no encapsulate pus present in Ihe joint. The old forms of externa leat do not have the penetrating quality of diathermy ind cannot "place" the heat exactly in the diseasec. .issues as it can. Besides, it has considerable effec in destroying the germs which cause the arthritis and thus preventing future flare-ups. Even the most conservative specialists in diseases of women are enthusiastic in their praise of the use of diathermy in the pelvic infections of women. Many such cases cannot be operated in the acute stage. Diathermy used at this time relieves pain, for one Lhing, and often clears the inflammation up so thoro- ly that, as one gynaecologist says, operation is unnecessary. Diathermy has been tried in pneumonia and good reports made about it. It seems to do no harm. Whether the results are better than in other methods of treatment I cannot convince myself. The reports available are lacking in comparative statistics. It has also been used in tuberculosis of the lungs, but here also the results nre not .sufficiently definite to allow of unreserved recommendation. SPAKE OUR GOVERNOR. EnmiRtstinrjr. Reporter: People who are really interested in the welfare of Governor Turner, and in what they expect him to accomplish' in the gigantic tasks before him, should do their bit in sparing his time and energy. One way in which this can be accomplished is to cut down the number and length of personal calls at hi.s office when visiting the statehouse. Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal pound) of the Churches of Christ in America EARLIER DAYS ISi-liiK ii Dully rmiililhilliiri ..t ]iihT.*sCln k - Ilrms frimi t h "TH-enCy Yeurs ACII" l'"Ki.'s of lite. (ilnbc-UiiT^Ue. vater vapor present from which .hey can grow. When crystals form at temperature near the freezing point they grow to their largest size. When the air is full of large crystals collisions may take place, so that they become interlocked. Q. What l.s the iirhnn population of the United States? I* I,. A. According; to 1930 census. It is GS,!)r4,823. The rural population is 53,820,223. Q. How did IJccoraHon day ho- omo established? K. O. L. A. Before the closo o£ the Civil war May 30 was observed in several of the southern statea in honor of the soldiers killed in that war. In the north there was no fixed celebration until 1868 when on May S Commander-in-chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic issued a general order designating May 30, 1868, "for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion." By 1910 it was a legal holiday in all states and territories sava Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. In Virginia May 30 is observed as Confederate Memorial day. June 3 is observed as Confederate Memorial day in Louisiana and Tennessee; April 26 ill Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi; May 10 in North Carolina antt South Carolina. '-BROADWAY "By JOSEPH VAN Il.V.U.TE- N E A milk inspector for Mason City is to be appointed in the near future by W. B. Barney, state dairy commissioner, who will pay a visit to the city in company with Dr. Thompson, hi.s assistant, in a few days. This official is to be paid half by the state and half by the city and it is his duty to make a thoro inspection of the dairies from which Mason City drews its milk supply. The appointment will be given to some local man. The Duoucjue sisters who are interested in the hospital proposition in Mason City arrived this morning and will spend a day or two looking over the ground here for a hospital. They were taken out to the Odd Fellows home near where a site has been offered them and also visited other points about the city. No definite decision wan reached today. A dispatch from Des Moines states that the Iowa Hardware Dealers association adopted resolutions attaching the parcel post, recommending lower first class postal rates, higher second class rates, favored good roads and county fairs. George Haw, Jr., Ottumwa, was elected president and A. R. Sale, Mason City, secretary-treasurer. Eighty persons found the Owl dance as delightful as ever Thursday evening. The decorations were patriotic red, white and blue, which had been hung in honor of the birthday anniversary of George Washington. A three course luncheon had the usual gustatory characteristics. The following Episcopal women served: Misses Beatrice Clark, Elsie Kunz, Grace Downing, Grace Kaye and Mrs. Ethel Millington Kayc. On the tables the red candlelight was softened by the blue and white shades and even to the grapefruit with its cherry and little flag, the affair was carried out in national colors. The Rev. Mr. Osgood, new pastor of the First Baptist church, will arrive in the city this evening; over the Northwestern. The church will be formally opened Sunday for two services, both morning and evening'. The evening service has not. been held for some weeks. F. R. Curric has returned from a few days in Des Moines where he attended the hardware dealers convention. The home savings bank wlitch your children want are at the Commercial Savings bank. The use of these hanks encourages the children to save their small change rather than to spend it for candy and knickknacks. No charge. Get one. Simon Wing, who was the first candidate of the socialist labor party for president of the United Stales, lied recently at his home in Charlestown, Mass., aged 84 years. Clair Hicks, d r i v e r for Winders lea store, is confined to his home this week with an attack of la Tippe. EW YORK, Fet). 23.--The night man at The Club is named Grant. Someone asked him his first name the other evening and he said: "General." "Is that really your name, 'General Grant?' " "That's jcs part of it. De full name is General Grant Lee. My maw say if Ah. livs up No'th, Ah kin jes' use de 'Grant' part, like Ah'rn doin'; an' if Ah goes back home again I' live de 'Lee' part might come in handy." "Your mother is a diplomat, Gen- QUESTIONS FROM. READERS M. L. D. asks a number of questions, among t h e m : "What diet would you suggest for a nursing mother to incrcnse the amount of m i l k ? " Answer: There is no single article of diet or d r u g which will increase the amount of milk. A full diet, eating plenty of all kinds of foods, is the only thing known. Milk is the most valuable single article of diet for a nursing mother; egg yolk, oranges, green vegetables, cream cheese, butter (at least an ounce a day) and tomatoes are all essential articles of the mother's diet. THE TEMPTATION OF AMBITION (Keuil Luke l:2fi-23 and 4:5-8. Tc.vl, Luke 4:8). new appointees will prove as valuable as those whose Thou shall worship the Lord thy find, and Him places they take. DEPARTING FROM AN AGREEMENT W HILE there arc doubtless many important f i n a n - cial and economic considerations involved in the bonus payment proposal, to this writer the all-important factor was the question of the service men sticking to a bargain with their country. To our way of looking at it every World war veteran who applied for and ac- j ' ·* | i h j i . j v i i i u t 4 i ^ i j i ; u \ v i ; c ; i i i j i ; - i * i g £ nui-^^.T.ii iti nnia u\;iii^ i i £ i n , cepted an adjusted compensation certificate signed a i \_\ lcrc ^ rE crises in life when one cannot he both. Un- only shult thou A successful man has described ambition as "thinking big," and says "it is as easy to think big as to think little." Jesus was thinking big that day in the wilderness. A great program unfolded before his mind's eye. Then came the subtle templalion. How should He go about his great t a s k ? Should He employ tho means to a quick achievement? And He said, No. Pie would not be disloyal to God. Success was secondary to being right. Henry Clay said he would rather definite contract with hia government. He said in substance: "If you will pay me in lfl'15 the amount specified in this certificate, you may have my receipt, PAID IN FULL." A payment in full at this time, on demand fortunately for our young people the importance of success is too much emphasized. I'rayor: Our Father God, guard our thols against, the illusion of evil ways. Tn faithfulness to Thy laws renew our strength. In Jesus' name. Amen. JUfT FOLKS By K I H J A R A. dCKST EYESIGHT Optician, tell me if you can Correct the vision o£ a man ? And can you truly measure what His eyes discover or do nol, And have you glasses he can buy His faulty sight to rectify? "You say you can relieve the strain And make the finest p r i n t i n g plain And find the glasses to reveal The joys which failing eyes conceal. But what of him, whose blindness is Produced by hate or prejudice? Have you the art to set aright A bigot's ever narrowing sight Or help a man the good to see Where he believes it cannot be? What glasses can you offer him Whose eyes are blinded by a whim ? , W h a t of those eyes filmed o'er with h a t e ? Can you set such a vision straight And help that man the good to see In one he thinks his enemy? Have you a glass, concave or f l a t . To give man's eyes such power as t h a t ? "No, sab, she's a laundress." « * · ·TWO-WAY PATHS--Arthur, the i best pie baker on the entire North American Continent, de serted. the culinary department o the Stylus Club, a year ago, will the idea of faring afield, picking himself off a new set of laurels and revamping the old bank roll. Last"week he resumed hig plac at the waffle-iron In the Stylus Club kitchen. Everyone was glac to see him. The only gloom attend ing his return was the thot tha fortune had not favored him in foroy afield. When a man quits the old job to better himself, and after a brief interlude has to _find his way hack --well, it's too bad, that's all. * * * E ACH TO HIS CALLING--A lot of New York doctors, seeking rest and recreation, p a i n t pictures Each year, for the last five years they've been getting the canvases together at the medical socielj rooms and holding what they cal an "exhibit." There are 233 pictures in tin show this season--each one a re minder that it's just as well thi big pill and prescription men didn' go in for painting, as a life work. * * * ·yllOTS FOR A WARDEN--Re i m e m b e r "Frank Merriwell ?" Gilbert Patten, the original and nly genuine Burl L. Standish, luthor of tho Merriwell books, started to write them about 3G years ago. He's now the head of a niblishing concern. There are n t jresent 275 Merriwell books, includ- ng the Juniors. The entire series ia reprinted every two years and each title sells 35,000 to 40,000 on. each, printing, al 15 cents each. Patten ia a snowy-haired man .vith big, childish eyes and looks for all tue world like a rather old- fashioned, rural preacher. He says he never heard of a criminal who read. Frank Merri- wella, the hordes of reputable citizens tell him they have read them. * · * A CHIEVEMENT--One of the most ·** versatile men In town is-Y/alter B. Pitkin, the psychologist, who lectures on journalism, at Columbia. Walter could hold any one ot a hundred jobs and has held no less than '10. A long time ago he learned to make himself deaf to city noise, to shut himself off, in a little island of his own work; and he learned early that to f u l f i l l any one of his many dreams, he would have to work very hard. Pitkin doesn't suggest any given formula for achievement, to any man. He sets for himself only Ihe "important task of the discovery, encouragement and training of the, several million young people who give promise of f u t u r e high achievement." The ordinary man, he says, can achieve nothing- except by l u c k . There is no point in teaching him anything. * · * H ELEN HAYES says she wants her l i t t l e dotter to believe in Santy Clans. Fair enough. Looks like old CharliR MacArthur is going lo go to work, at Insl. Who's Who and Timely Views YOITRE THE JUDGE E FOLLOWING story is interesting, first because i of its age, and second, because it casts a light on the insurance methods of a former day. The story is nearly a century and a half old. ,- A certain insurance company operating in that day ssued a policy to some merchants for protection of their places of business against fire. The policy provided that the company would be liable for loss by fire caused by war or rebellion and then it specified that policy holders who suffered loss should immediately notify the company and as soon as possible after that send in a particular account of the n a t u r e of the loss and also a certificate signed by some representative householder of the neighborhood, by the minister and church wardens. One night the place of business of one of these merchants was burned to the ground. The merchant immediately notified the insurance company and followed it with a detailed account with the c e r t i f i c a t e signed by four, and not one, representative householders, but the minister and wardens refused to .sign. IThe company, upon this, refused to pay the loss. The merchant sued. How would you decide t h i s case? Make up your mind before you road (he (Incision The fiffcisimi: Tli« rourl ti^lfl with Ihe i n s u r a n c e company. The Jinlces reasrmerl thxis: Insiiranre rompnnlca arc ILnhlc to i;r«Rt frauds r»nl InifjosH Ions II is only pruilflnt. ITlorotor?, tlml they take every possible precrui Don. Tlipy li.-u! a rl^hl, therefore, to e n f n r c c every condition Uiey rlremed necessary prior lo payment of the Ure Loss. The signature nf tlie m i n i s t e r and wardens were such c n n d l t i t i n s . nr.d until tliey were compiler! \vith Ihe compnny was under no oiiLifiatlon to pay ONE MI NUT K PULI'IT--Why boa-steth thou thyself i n - m i s c h i e f , O mighl.y m a n ? the goodness of God endurcth continually. Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.--· Tsalrn, lii, 1, 2. MOVIES VITAL FORCE IN EDUCATION Jly WILLIAM X. DOAK Secretary of Labor. U'llliain N u c k l n s VJnak wax horn at Rural Itclrcfit. VA,. T)fic. 12, 18S7- He w n K educated in the puhlii: schools a n i l Sonlhrra Business college. From 1UOS to 1310 hr wrtl Renentl c h a i r m a n of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Norfolk and Western system. He was vice president of the organisation from 101G to 1D2S. He wn.i e d l l o r and manager of The Railroad Trainmen until he WM nppolnted .secretary of lahor by President Hoover Kile In 19:tO. He Is a repuhllcart. M OTION PICTURES are a valu- i able aid in educational and recreational fields. I believe the .screen has already served as a great educational force in this way. The producers of our p i c t u r e s constantly strive to outdo each other in staging their screen stories in homes that reflect, within and without, the best taste in the surroundings, architecture and interior decodation. Win. N. noalc Beyond d o u b t this has tended to improve the lastes of our people. It has shown them how b e a u t i f u l the American home can be made. No one can have failed to be struck with the recent improvement in small home archi- t e c t u r e that we have experienced in the past 20 years. The style of the small home has changed. Its furnishings are better. Its comforts arc more numerous. And I believe the i n f l u e n c e of the motion picture has something to do with this. Our people are only too eager to adopt new ideas and especially in the homes. The A m e r i c a n wage earner wants his home to be as cozy and as inviting as those be has seen licturcd, and in the long run he sees Lo it that he does have just such a iiomc. Those who like to think along such lines may go on to figure what a beneficial effect this has on ' American business, in creating a- flemand for better furniture, for more pictures and books, for all thu objects and articles that make a, contented home. The motion picture can also up- l i f t our national standards in speech and conduct. If we see and hear th3 best language, we consciously copy these models. Every one of us responds to what is noble and generous in sentiment and conduct, and it we see these things constantly- spoken and enacted before us, we inevitably pattern our thota and actions after these examples. In every way, the motion picture, is a force entering in the most intimate forms of our everyday lives. And we are a people apt to be quick and ready to respond to these influences. So the motion picture has laid upon it, perhaps, the greatest obligation. It should recognize what a power it is for good or evil, and its weight should be ever on tho Hide of good. I do not mean that wa' should all be Pollyannas. We need to sec the d a r k e r si Jo of h u m a n nature presented, if only that we may recognize itn evil and avoid it. Ws should all he concerned to seo that the balance swings over to the right and wholesome side.

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