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^.^^^ ft.VTfflV PiVp ??Jtfa iVifa. ft \ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 4 B 1937 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE . A X ' A . W. LEE .VEH'SPAPEfl Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITX GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-12.1 East State Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS - - . - ' - . ' - .Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor : ENOCH A. NOREM - .- - City Editor LLOYD L. GEEH - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class matter April 17, 1930, at the posl- oflice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dUpaiches credited to' It or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local - ne\vs. . . · FuH leased wire service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, 'with Des Moines news.and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason Cily and Clear Lake, ,.by the year ,57,00 by the week S .15 OUTSIDE M A S O N CITY AND CLEAR L A K E A.V1 IVITHJN im MILES OF MASO.V CITY Per year by carrier .,..57,00 By mail 6 months $2.2o Per \\-eck by. carrier ....S .15 By mall 3 months ......S1.25 Per year by mail $4.0d By m a i l ; I month ......$ .50 OUTSIDE INl M I L K Z O N E IN I O W A A N D MINNESOTA Per Year...$6.00 Six months . 33.25 Three months.. $1.75 IN AIL STATES OTHER. THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr. .$8.00 8 months. .54.50 X months. .52.50 1 month. .5.1.00 j · Public Interest Ignored . rpHE snarl in which the automobile strike has be-T come entangled illustrates the need, in the pub, , lie interest; of some form of public law covering " industrial disputes which will operate with justice I and fairness to both sides. At this writing the. main i object of the strike--negotiation of a contract for , i collective 'bargaining and a general adjustment ot / i hours and wages--has become lost in a wrangle i over weapons used. The ultimate settlement is be- l clouded ih' bitterness over the "sit down" strike, and there is no way to Adjudicate that' issue which does not involve the use ot force and violence. Nor has the situation been clarified by the Flint injunction granted Tuesday. Civil disputes between persons used to be settled by personal conflict. The disputants would call up their friends and supporters, and make private war upon each other to settle the argument. Or two The conviction grows on us that if everybody had everything everybody needs, there wouldn't be much of an unemployment problem in America. Another terrific -suspense was broken when Adolf Hitler's haiidpicked reichstag decided to continue Adolf Hitler in office for another four years. If you think your lot is tough, consider that of the Ohio valley resident about to move back into a house filled with mud and water. pickle packers in convention assembled point with pride to a pickup in pickle packing last year. Some editor has suggested that Howard Hughes seems bent on making it a six hour day. Many an American home has its own little Mussolini waiting, for an Italy to come along. Simile: Incomplete as a country weekly without an editorial page. The other nations seem perfectly willing that America shall disarm. A man's helping hand ought to be right at the end of*his own arm. PROS and CONS individuals would that became such engage in a duel. Eventually a nuisance that the public authority intervened and 'set up not only courts, but a code ol law by which the courts could 'be guided, to settle the dispute without bloodshed. That was an exercise of the paramount rights of the public, the government, to peace, order and safety. · Something ot the same sort is needed in industrial disputes. We now have a new area of dispute betw.een men und groups in which there is neither a code of law nor a court with jurisdiction to define the rights and protect the interests of both sides, with an eye to the public welfare. Industrial disputes are settled by the old jungle method of claw and fang. As in the Flint strike, justice is forgotten in the melee, and the rights of the public, even the fate of our general structure of industrial civilization, are completely ignored. What we face is an industrial anarchy, and it is intolerable. Strangely, neither capital nor labor is enthusiastic about a required arbitration. That in itself convicts .them oC suspect motives. The fact is that each demands an unfair advantage which it finds in its own special situation. Capital has the power ol the dollar and is loath to surrender it; labor has the power of the strike -- the occupation of property belonging to its adversary -- and is loath to surrender it. There is no possibility of justice in either point of. view. mxUlon-of the -American people, with no interest in either side, are being hurt and economically crippled \\hile the antagonists fight it out The end, inevitably, will be a settlement of some sort. Neither side is going to win a conSplete victory. But their example of anarchy and defiance oC the public interest will, with bad luck, spread until we have a virtual economic civil war. It is time that the interests ot the millions are forced into the picture, and the public authority asserts its sovereign "rights in this area of outlawry and violence. The rule of law over this area must be promptly extended and enforced. Toward a Free Press T ONDON newspapers -- most of them, at least -- ·*-'. have now progressed in their attitude toward news responsibility to a point nearly comparable with the most backward of this nation's newspapers. They are raising their voices against the traditional policy of splf-imposed suppression -- the policy which permitted a king to involve himself in an affair leading to his abdication while the people stood by in utter ignorance of what was going on. Here we quote from a recent editorial in the London Daily Express: "We learned something from suppressing news · about 'the Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) and Mrs. Wallis Simpson. But for the self-imposed censorship o£ news by the- entire press at that time we might never have had to print the story of his abdication. "Censorship of the news is bad for the people. The story always creeps through. And it creeps through in a distorted way. "The public got the story of ex-King Edward through a wave of innuendo and suggestion in the American press. Scandinavian newspapers have been publishing untrue and distressing stories about the Duke of Kent. " It is better for the British people to get their news about the royal family in British newspapers and not like foreign goods imported for consumption in cafes, clubs, and pubs." That isn't far from the American viewpoint. Great as is the offense of yellow journalism, we doubt that it has as much to answer for as the journalism which seeks to protect a privileged class from the penalties which attach to spectacularly unorthodox, if not wrongful, conduct in cither their private or their public capacities. Uncle Sam's Plane Armada TT WAS something of an epic in naval achieve- ·^ ment when twelve giant United States seaplanes reached Honolulu, H. I., a brief 21 hours and 56 minules after they had lifted themselves from the waters at San Diago. It foreshadows so much in regard to the next great war. Honolulu is 2,553 miles from San Diego. It is only 1,900 miles from the Grand Banks of Newfoundland to the Irish coast. The spectacle of a fleet of 12 great planes roaring mile after mile across the Pacific to reach the destination in formation blots out any of the dramatic episodes in world history. A great armada o£ the now war torn Spain, which moved on England to be met and rebuffed by John Bull, striking terror as it did to the staunch defenders, is little short of a wisp compared to the threat which may come to nations when that day is reached that swiftly flying ships of the air can appear out of nowhere without previous warning and inflict great destruction on distant points. There is only one real protection against it. Nations should think twice before going to war, and if still they insist upon weighing the possibilities of armed conflict in a single thought, they should think a long time. GIVE AND GIVE AND GIVE S. J. Duncan-Clark in Chicago Daily News; In the warm.comfort of my home I have been listening to the cries of a once proudly beautiful city struggling bravely with disaster. I knew well the Louisville of 25 years ago. I lived there for nearly a decade, and learned to love it. It was a city of generous and kindly people; a leisurely city, not lacking in enterprise, but taking time to live, was a city of pleasant culture, with the mellowness of the southland to soften the winds of northern vigor. It had poets and preachers and editors who gave it fame throughout the country. And it had the "Cabbage Patch," where Mrs. Wiggs lived-the Mrs. Wiggs whom Alice Hegan Rice made immortal. The Cabbage Patch survives to this day. I heard of it again the other night. The name suddenly trembled on the air in .one ot the orders which a clear but tired voice was broadcasting from WHAS. The voice called for a power launch to take a party of flood victims to the Cabbage Patch. The Cabbage Patch is on high ground. There the women and children menaced by the swollen Ohio could find security and care. The story of Louisville, city of more than 200,000 homeless fugitives from the lawny river and its pitiless rampage, is the story of scores of cities and villages in the valley. Its fragments cast upon the air have made the whole tragic story of this deluge vivid for me--its terror, its despair, its destruction, its ruined homes, its blighted hopes, its sundered families. But that radio voice above the flood, hour after hour, speaking its message ot hope, of guidance, ol warning into the desolate night, has told me another side of the story. It has told me of courage and devotion; of men toiling in peril tirelessly to help the weak; or daring and dauntless co-operation on the part of those in the area of death and devastation--men and women who had nothing to give but their service and their lives. We cannot resist the appeal of such a picture as the ether waves have carried to us--we who are safe and dry and comfortably housed. We too must give and give and give. True sympathy now is spelled with a dollar sign, thus--Sympathy. .It writes checks.! It drops folded-.bills, and silvec in collecting boxes.:Ih every church and every gathering of the people tomorrow, the religion of humanity and brotherhood should express itself in dollars. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott -tTlEOML-Y DEER -SPECIE'S 1"K WHICH FEMALE AN-fi-ERS OR. HORHS ArllMAL-fPAP UGANDA POIKf$ -TURKED IKWARDS, IK OBSERVING NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF IOWA Charles City Press: Representative Alesch, ot Plymouth county, favors a feed loan bill, and dur- ng a debate in the house he declared that if the Mil'did not pass there would be an insurrection n his county that would demand the presence of the state militia. It was Plymouth county and Sioux county where Beltman the bolter came from that kidnaped judges and other court officials and so we may expect the atmosphere in that section of the state to be surcharged with inflammatory activities and outlawry. IN HARP MOME-Y 15 U5D TOR. I N -fH'E ISi-AHP OF YA.P - SOUTH COPYRIGHT. 1W. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH »)- I.OCAN CLENDENIN'G, M. D. NEW DIET FOR WELTERWEIGHTS '·pHlS PARI PASSU, or inch by inch diet, is for ·*· welterweights. It is for those who are gradually getting into the heavyweight class, but renlly belong to the welters. A typical example is a distinguished financier, a friend of mine, about 40 years old, who broke his arm last spring and has been laid up in a cast ever since so that he is not able to take his ordinary forms of exercise. In such a situation he has gained about 20 pounds. Of course, what he needs to do is to cut down on his intake. He likes good living and can still continue to eat well on this diet provided he watches the amounts. .For instance, if you are 40 years old and. 5 feet 10 inches tall, which are good averages, and you weigh IbBj, youTdon't need this diet at all Even, if-you weigh 178, which is 10 pounds overweight, you don't need it, but yf you weigh 190 it would be a good thing to try. Two hundred and twenty is the upper limit that anybody should weigh, even if he is 6 feet 5 inches tall. Qr. Clertdeninf UNITED STATES--NOT AMERICA Fairmont Sentinel: Our country is not America. It is the United States. People of Mexico, of Canada, of Patagonia, are just as much Americans as we are. We are being offensive to our good neighbors when we call our country America. Mr. Roosevelt should have mentioned that in his "good neighbor" endeavor. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON Freak Names Are i)i Bart With U. S. Geographers _-..^ note in line Davenport Sgg^Times that the United SS£ ~States Geographic board is determined to Go something about freak names hung on towns. Such spots as "Fair Play" and "Pork and Beans" are going to be blasted off future maps. A start has already been made in that direction, as a matter of fact. Operating on "Widow's Tears Falls," for instance, the board produced Bridalveil Falls. Crooked Lake Number One became Manuka, which is supposed to mean the same thing in Indian; Mud Lake was transformed into Jewell Lake, and Dishwater Pond evolved as Mirror Lake. Other place names still bring frowns to board members. For instance, Kentucky has Biscuit, Busy, Add, Barefoot, Gee, Happy, Hot Spot and "Mummie." Arkansas has Gid, Dowdy and Okay, and Georgia, Social Circle, Ty Ty, Gay and Loco. Next the board ought to turn its attention to some of those names the spelling o£ which is difficult to remember, Schenectady for instance. Without Luffgase They Must Settle in Advance --»-- am sure that Mason City S|gg friends of C. C. (Doc) *S£- - 'Warden, now proprietor ol Hotel Jefterson at Iowa City, wil' get a bounce out of this story about him related in the 'current issue of a Forty and Eight publication and got out by Don Davis also a former Mason Cityan: "Doc is a pretty good friend o: the Legion and the Forty and Eight. This is the story. A seedy looking stranger walked up to him in the lobby of the Jefferson and said: 'This is a nice town you have. Do many pebple settle here? Doc looked him over and replied 'Yep, they all do and when they don't have any more baggage than you have, they settle in ad vance.'" Twenty Years AKO-Mrs. A. L. Rule is visiting in Des Moines for a lew days. Thermometers this morning showed minimum temperatures of 26 to 30 below zero. War With Germany Imminent; Diplomatic De- lations With Kaiser Severed NOT JUST A JOKE Boone News-Republican: A lot of. people think that "lonely hearts" clubs are just a joke. They are far from it. The country boasts 400 "lonely hearts" clubs with a membership of 2,000,000. These nembers spend $4,000,000 in dues and 59,000,000 in stamps in their quest for the perfect mate. Laugh that off. ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER New Hampton Tribune: When you come to think of it, President Roosevelt has had one problem after another in taking care of his people of these United States, bankruptcy, drought, strikes, sickness and now floods. And in all trials his leadership seems to handle things so well. MIRACLE EXPECTED Cedar Falls Record: Everybody wants an economic miracle: Higher wages, salaries and profits without hair-raising or price-slashing. The two go hand in hand, yet never shall the twain meet. MORE MONEY CALLED FOR Iowa Falls Citizen: Notice there were plenty of suggestions for spending more money, but not a single one for reducing, taxes in the inauguration speech of Gov. Nels G. Kraschel last week. ONE WAY TO SOCIAL SECURITY Frimghar Bell: If you are interested in genuine social security--for yourself--spend a little less in 1S37 than your pay envelope contains each week. One hundred and eighty is the upper limit for a woman. One thing these people usually want to know is about alcoholic beverages. There is no question that for a sedentary person these are fattening. There are about 210 calories, as much as in two good-sized potatoes, in a bottle of beer. A Dry Martini has 130 calories; a highball about the same; a glass ot sherry -wine about 38 calories. Then there is the question of sauces and gravies. If you don't watch a good cook like a hawk she will put flour and butler into every sauce or gravy. All gravies should be thinned, and it is possible to make them with golden spread substitute butter and Lister's flour so that they taste the same but have no caloric value. For the Crank. For the cranky, sedentary, middle-aged welterweight who likes good food, I suggest the following: FILLET OF SOLE--Fillets of whitefiah may be substituted. Boil" the .bones and heads of the fish three to four hours. Season with salt and pepper, and strain through muslin. Melt one tablespoon of golden spread, add one tablespoon flour and blend. Add the strained liquor from the bones--about three-quarters of a cup--and half a cup of any ordinary while wine--California Chablis--simmer for a few minutes and pour over the broiled fish. Add a few capers, if desired. This sauce can also be used on boiled fish. TOMATOES--Slice tomatoes which are not quite ripe. Place on the pan for broiling and sprinkle thickly with finely minced parsley and onion and broil, Friday. BREAKFAST--Fruit in season; mackerel; substitute bread toast and substitute butter; coffee, black. LUNCH--Half a dozen oysters; lettuce and tomato salad; five leaves lettuce; one tomato; one- fourth hard boiled egg; mayonnaise dressing; four crackers; tablespoon rice pudding; milk, tea, coffee or buttermilk. DINNER--Cream of^ tomato soup, one cup; whitcfish or any k i n d offish, portion about the size ot a business envelope, with teaspoon ot butter sauce; gluten bread and substitute butter; lima beans, one-half cup; pineapple and orange sliced, dessert; coffee with halt a lump of sugar and an eye dropper of cream. WASHINGTON--Diplomatic relations with Germany have been broken, Count von Bernstorff has been handed his passports, and Ambassador Gerard has been ordered from Berlin. Notice of the break in relations was outlined today by President Wilson in an address before a joint meeting o£ congress. W. R. Webster of Mason City was elected sec-' retary of the Iowa Sand and Gravel association at its annual meeting held at Ames last night. The high school debate team won an unanimous decision from Clinton at Clinton last night debating the question of compulsory insurance. Ten Years Ago-M. D. Williams ot Wichita, Kans., is visiting relatives in the city for a few days. Lola Goerdt returned last night from a few weeks' visit in Chicago. Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Fitzpatrick left yesterday for a visit at Rochester, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Ferguson left yesterday for a three weeks' visit in Florida. Mrs. Rose Eglin left last night for a visit with relatives at Estherville. Milton Sherman left last night for a visit at Elroy, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Prny left last night for Rochester, Minn., where Mrs. Pray will undergo treatment at the Mayo clinic. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lippert returned today from visiting their daughter, .Margaret, who is teaching school at St. Louis, III. Can't Eat Cake ' and Have It wouldn't contend .lhal thi is the m o s t beaulifu poetry produced thus fa in 1937 but I would give it hig' ranking on a basis of the trutl contained in it: THK NATURE I.OVKB He Hew 'rniuid Itic curve with the ere: rsl of case-- i Enjoying the scenery, the m o u n t a i n s a trees, Q u i t e d u m b , we i d m l t . but with' Jusl much ease As f h e man on the f l y i n g traiete. keep ivntch highwaj'K, and wale The foregoing is drawn froi the current issue of the low Highway Patrolman. erc's Why Ohio alley Is Flooded this table showing January rainfall in the valley slates will give s an idea \\ny there have been nprecedenled flood conditions: A r t . Nnr. Rain. Mnlst. arkersburg, W. Va.. . 8.36 3.5 incinnati, Ohio .12.75 3.3!) ..oiiisville, Ky 17.96 4.00 vansville, Ind 14.99 3.74 :airo, 111 14.63 3.95 /lemphis, Tenn.~ 17.61 4.89 With the precipitation multi- lied four-fold, rain water and melting snow had no other outlet xcept the rivers to the sea. Veather forecasters through the Ohio valley .and along . t h e Mis- issippi river bureaus knew what o expect. District forecasters.sent ut flood warnings days ahead, earning based on river/ calcula- iohs over the years. The warn- ngs of the flood division of the United States weather bureau vere hot to .terrify river front owns but to hasten flood de- enses. This they did in many in- tances. There is no record of-anyone, even in flood-besieged Cairo, building an ark to ride .out the ' river tide. , \ '. Nature's blessings have been strengely distributed in the past 32 months. Aside from the menacing sweep ot water which is pouring down the Ohio and into the Mis- sippi, there have been other indications that Mother Nature has been on a rampage. On the Pacific coast, the southern California citrus crop has been Halved by freezing temperatures wholly unknown to California fruit growers. The past summer ;aw a drought whose intensity ivns more severe than anything on record. And now floods have completed a stormy cycle. Things Arc Not Always What They Seem to He reminded by a recent ^article in the Chicago that things are not always what they seem. There's the peanut, for example. It isn't a nut at all. We think of the tomato as a vegetable but botanists have another guess on it. And if you t h i n k tuna is a fish, you're wrong again. Nor is a pi- menlo a red pepper, as generally behevcd. Peanuts are related to peas and beans, and ai'e vegetables, not nuts. Botanically, tomato is a fruit. Tuna is a prickly pear. What is known as tuna fish is properly called "tunny." And pimento is the berry of the allspice. Add an extra letter rr i," to make the word pimiento, however, and you have the appropriate name for the red pepper. _f' All of these misnomers "have; been applied to these foods for so long that they are now accepted as proper. Answers to Questions Fly I ' R K D E R I C -T. H A S K I N rLKASK NOT!-:--A reader can pet thn answer to any ciucslioix ot fact by ing the MaKon City Glnbe-GazellR'i Information tliirran. Frederic J. Hns- Director. WaslilnKrtdn, n. C. Please send three (3) cents postage /or repij-. Thirty Years AEO-E. ,T. Breen of Fort Dodge is in the city for R few days on business. Mayor Daniel Cahalan of Rockwell was in the city .yesterday on business. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wood left today for a weekend visit at Rockford. Thomas, Spohr left last night for Pendleton, Ore., where he will make his home in the future. Mrs. Hugh Davey returned home yesterday from a two months visit with relatives at Oskaloosa, George W. Carle is visiting at Hot Springs, Ark. J. H. Sfevens returned last night from a visit to Des Moines. Mrs. B. V. Brodfuehrer weeks at Elkhart, Ind. is visiting for a few SNARE AND DELUSION Atlantic News-Telegraph: The holding ot public 6ffice is a delusion and a.snare in the long run, but it takes the average man a long time to find it out. Sehna Ingleman has returned to Dubuque following a few days visit in-the city. ALL OF US By MARSHAL.!, JIMSi.IN I I I TOMORROW By CLARK KINNAIIin EDITOR'S MAIL BAG HOW PAR WILL THIS GO? DAVENPORT--And we have come to this! To expect a single or group of persons to demand occupancy of one's premises contrary to the wishes and desire of the property owner without due process at law. There are many examples which can be» used to illustrate the point but let us take a renter of a home or other properly, whose lease has expired, to expect to continue to occupy the property,' after expiration of the time of said lease; a passenger refusing to leave a train, bus or ship, after the transportation company had f u l f i l l e d ils contract. This is all Ino ricidulous to mention. Yes, the constitution still holds and will hold, regardless of a group of racketeers. Very truly, HOBT. N. CARSON N olable Births--Sir Arthur Keith, b. 1866 in Scotland, world renowned anthropologist and author . . . Edwin L. Davis, b. 1876 in Bedford county, Tenn., federal trade commissioner . . . Aaron Sapiro, b. 1834 in San Francisco, lawyer instrumental Mn organizing farmers' co-operative. With associates he wrote the standard co-operative marketing act, adopted in 41 slates . . . Sheldon Whitehouse.^. 1883 in N. Y. C., U. S. career diplomat . . . Dwight Lyman Moody, b. 1837 in Northfield; a clerk in a shoestore in Boston and a Congregationalist when he began at 19, the extraordinary career' as 'one of America's most successful evangelists. He was the first American preacher to win renown in Europe. I WONDER how I'd sound on the radio? . . . Do you wonder how your voice would sound on the radio? . . . like a doctor who gives advice without lecturing, who knows his lectures are useless, who coats his ciuinine with sugar . . . Excessively humble individuals disturb me, sometimes annoy me I find it d i f f i c u l t to credit them with sincerity But the fault may be on my side, not theirs. The other day, just walking down the street, I met the self I used to be have changed!" He smiled . and said: "How you :d and said: "It's you, . . . not I, that's changed . . . but what did you expect? . . . I feel proud of myself when I've spent the day doing chores around the house . . . but I'm very weak at fixing leaky faucets . . . After I'm finished, they still leak . . . I apologize badly . , . And that, I admit, is a serious fault. Feb. 5, 1894--In his little optical shop in Beeckman street, New York City, Jean LcRoy made pic- ttircs move upon a screen with the first success^ ful cine-projector. He didn't apply for a patent u n t i l after the device had been widely copied, and he didn't profit a penny from the invention \vhich made Edison's motion picture discoveries practical. I saw a pretty girl striding down the street. She wore a gray hat with a red feather in it. Her rouge was the same shade of red as the feather. The outfit she wore was clashing and she took the eye . . . But she had a long run in her stocking and she didn't know that . . . Am I absent minded? . . . I inherited it . . . Once upon a time my grandfather, walking through the fields with his son, picked up a toadstool and explained long and learnedly that it was a deadly variety . . . And then absent mindedly, as he walked along, nibbled at the toadstool--and nearly died. ONE MINUTE rUI.riT--Out of the nhun- d.ance of the heart the mouth speaketh.--Mat- thew 12:34. When was the practice of having cab stands inaugurated? C. A. In 1634, a Captain Bailey hit upon the plan of keeping several hackney-coaches, with drivers in livery, at a particular place--the Maypole, in the Strand, London, where they could be hired as needed. What is the play on Broadway about Keats? W. R. "Aged 26" by Anhe Crawford Flexner. How many islands has Maine? E. W. rt has 1,300 wooded islands. Where did the Titans live? S. W. These mythological people were supposed to live in Thessaly near the mountain of Ossa. What is an Inferno ski race? H. G. The Swiss Inferno ski race is the longest downhill in the world. It is run annually from the summit of the Schildthorn over one ot tho steepest courses to the village ot Lautcrbrunnen, Switzerland, a drop of 7,500 tect. To race over this course is a trying feat of endurance and skill. The first American Inferno was raced three years ago on Mount Washington, the highest peak of the Presidential range in New Hampshire. When was blood transfusion first attempted? T. C. Earliest case on record seems to be that ot Pope Innocent V I I I who is said to have been operated upon unsuccessfully in 1492. There are vague' allusions to w h a t might have been blood transfusion much earlier. Q. Is there any any precedent for a president's son servlnjr as his secretary or as an office ns- sisliint? E. H. John Quincy Adams' son acted as his secretary. Andrew Jackson's adopted son and nephew, Andrew Jackson Donclson. had charge of white house appointments and entertainments. Abraham Van Buren was secretary to his father, President Martin Van Buren. Robert Tyler assisted President John Tyler, Millard Powers Fillmore took over the secretarial duties for President Fillmore. President Buchanan's secretary was a nephew to whom he had acted as a father. Ulysses S. Grant's son assisted his father for many years. Are the seasonal temperatures in the southern hemisphere hiffhcr or lower than they arc in the northern hemisphere? II. A. H is true the earth is nearest the sun when it is winter in tho nor!hcrn hemisphere and summer in the, southern hemisphere. The d i f f e r e n c e in distance is such a small fraction of the total distance that there is no significant difference in the corresponding seasons, in the two hemispheres. For whom was Fort Wood oil Bcdloc's Island named? M. S. Ele!i?.er D. Wood, a distinguished hero in the battle of Fort Erie. How lon^ can cotton be kept wilhtmt losinp; value? W. AV. The bureau ot plant industry says if cotton is in good condition and stored properly, it will keep indefinitely without deteriorating. What famous soldier was "Little Mac?" E. H. This neckname was applied by the soldiers of the Union Army during the Civil war to General George M. McClellan. Who is llic sportsmen's saint? II. W. St. Hubert. Which state had the first written constitution? N, L. '1' if- Connecticut. How early dirt Clytlc Bcalty start, traininff animals? W. F, When Mr. rBeatty was 5, he began training cats and dogs in the back yard ot his home at Chillicothe, Ohio. At 15, he left home to join a circus as cage boy. What is the avcraue time a patient with tuberculosis stays in a sanatorium? T. F. A litlle less than six months. It may be pointed, out that the death rate for tuberculosis, whether hospitalized or not, is only 56.6 per 100,000 population in U. S. 'CARE OF CAR' Whatever else an automobile may be it is an expensive, and intricate piece ot machinery requiring the best of care. You may neglect it shamefully and still get f a i r service out of it for a considerable period, but you will f i n d that such neglect is costly when you learn how much your car has depreciated in value. Also the damage shows in your repair bills. Enclose 10 cents (o cover cost and postage. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, . Washington, D. C. I enclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped)' for the booklet, "Care of the Car." Name Street · City Slate (Mail to Washington, D. C.) ^r~^r^^":^-^

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