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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 13 193G MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A.V A, \V. LKK NEWSl'AI'KIt Issued Ever}- Week Day by Ute MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-JU3 East Stale Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOxD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager LOOK OUT ^BELOW ! MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PKESS which is exclusively cntiti 10 the use for publication of uu news dispatcher credited to it not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. MEMBER, JO\VA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Moincs news and business offices at 403 Shops Bulletin);. SUBSCRIPTION KATKS Mason City antt Cieur Lake, Xason City and Clear I uy the jcar $7.(K by the week , $ .1 OUXSlDj; MASON CU'l' AND CLtSAK LAKE Per year by carrier S7 Ol» By mail fi mouths .^ 2 Per ivc't'k by carrier .... S .13 By mall 3 months Si.2 Per year by mall 51.00 By mail i month , $ ,5 OUTSIDE 100 MH.K ZONE Per y e a r . . . .J6.0U Six months.., .£3.25 Three mouths., .51,' TOWARD TOLERANCE THE INTER-FAITH goodwill day to be observed a ·^ the high school auditorium Sunday afternoon, un der the auspices of the Mason City Ministerial asso ciation, should have this community's blessing anc active support. Both can be made manifest through a representative attendance from the participating churches. Barbaric cruelty to the Semitic peoples in Ger many and paganistic invasion by a dictatorship o both Protestantism and Catholocism have served to focus attention on the need for a reconsecration to the ideal of religious freedom in America. This hag been a foundation stone in the development of our representative democracy. It must remain so. Significantly, the leadership in ,thia American movement is being provided by denominations o widely divergent beliefs. While there is marked dis agreement on matters of creed, theology. Biblical in terpetation, and the like, · there is gratifying unani mity on the principle that there Be'no political restraints on the individual or the group in worship. More and more it is recognized that religion is a matter of faith rather than something which can be proved beyond doubt or argument as the scientist in the laboratory proves his formula. We can THINK but we cannot KNOW that we're right and the other fellow is wrong. We can INVITE but we must no COMPEL the other fellow to believe as we believe It is on such a. tolerance as this, if we understand i rightly, that the nationwide inter-faith goodwill observance is grounded. In this joint enterprise participated in by Protestants, Catholics and Jews, a commong-round is established between the denominations which should go a Jang way toward establishing the principle that any church is better than no church, that the various creeds are essentially co-operative rather than competitive and that unbelief, rather than affirmative belief of any character, is the common enemy of religion. ON SPENDING LESS- rpHE plain, unadorned fact is that the 3-point tax ., ~- in Iowa is not operating this year to reduce property taxes. Owners or real estate generally speaking are paying the county treasurer a greater amount rather than a lesser amount. That is conspicuously true in Cerro Gordo county. In theory the 3-point taxation plan seemed to this newspaper to have much to commend it. The property tax was to remain primary, as we believe It must be. The sales tax serves to make all pay at least a little direct tax for the support of government, as we believe should be the case. And the income and corporation tax features are Based on ability to pay, another sound principle in taxation. Our approval of the plan, however, presupposed that there would be a material lessening of the property tax burden. This has not come about in any real sense at any time and in the present situation a condition exactly opposite from the one promised has materialized. The situation is certainly ripe for somebody to ma"ke a name for himself in Iowa with effective performance on a promise to put into effect a program of intelligent economy in government. There has been too much assumption that the problem is one of collecting more revenue when as a matter of fact spending less is the primary consideration. As an answer to the various "weeks" newspapers ought in self defense to organize a "no free publicity week." A good many have never teen convinced that the world was more than half right in referring to Bernard Shaw as a wit. We no sooner get the first robin ushered in than the dandelion begins clamoring for attention. Simile: Surprising as Hearst's swing to Marion Davies in her feud with Mae West. The spenders were forced into it by public opinion. At least that's their current story. "To make a long story longer" is the paraphrased rule of. the contemporary novelist. Turning to the left should be signaled--in politics as well as in traffic. Fifty per cent is the going discount on political oratory. The PROS and CONS DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott LIABILITIES INSTEAD OF ASSETS Cedar Falls Record: One of the weekly newspapers n Grundy Center recently suspended publication. The field was too small. The Jackson Tribune, a morning newspaper published in Jackson, Mich., suspended publication Feb. 24, after being in the field since May, 1926. Jackson, a city of 54,870 population, now has only one newspaper. Similar "foldups" and numerous consolidations of newspapers have taken place in recent years. More than one newspaper in a fair sized :own is of no more use than two telephone companies, two street car services or more than one public utility company. When the field becomes too crowded, the style of service is cramped and the cost to the public Decpmes excessive. The same applies to the newspaper Dusiness in any community, but many people do not stop to consider that a newspaper is a quasi-commun- ty enterprise and that it is the principal agent for lolding together and furthering the causes of the best interests in the community. A SNOWSTORM THAT WAS WORSE L. H. Henry in Charles City Press: Charles Eckmeier of Marble Rock was a caller the other day and in discussing the weather, he said he came to Floyd county in 1870 when a boy and had lived here ever r HOW FAR FREEDOM? A RECENT editorial commenting on one radio network giving time on the air to a spokesman for communism, the view was offered that an agency committed to a forcible overthrow of the American form of government had no claim to shelter as a matter of freedom of speech. Concluding we expressed a hope that listener reaction would be such as to end the radio practice. The Fort Dodge Messenger, edited by Granger Mitchell, reproduced our editorial, adding this comment: "We readily can agree with the Globe-Gazette up to its concluding paragraph, but can see no reason for 'listener reaction' to determine the matter. Communistic propaganda even under the pretense of 'giving information' has no place on an American radio program. By the way, what would happen to \an American if he went to Russia and advocated the overthrow of their communistic -government?" This last thought thrown into the discussion is the one that is most devastating. This communist spokesman who railed at the American form of government was committing an act which would mean death before a firing squad or banishment- to Siberia if it had been directed at the communistic form of government in Russia. since except for four years in South Dakota near Mitchell when he considered they had a snow storm surpassing our present experience. There he reraem- jered that with a relief party they found five men rozen to death in snow banks standing up and about :heir only method of transportation was over frozen snow. This was in 1S8S and he cited a local case where Messrs. c. D. and A. E. Ellis were snowbound on the Milwaukee road west of Mason City where they were detained and meals were brought to them on the train until snow plows came to the rescue. THIN SKINNED Estherville Enterprise: The Russians are always vanung to nose into other people's governments, in- istmg that they have a right to free speech and the issemination of soviet propaganda. But let a traveler o Russia criticize any of her institutions and Russia ars them from the country. Thin-skinned, are most f these communistic fanatics. UNCLE SAM'S LEGS ARE LONG Sioux City Journal: If it comes to an armaments ace, Uncle Sam, whose legs are long, ought to stay ven with if not ahead of any nation in .it. That is, f course, if he does not spend all his effort on boon- oggling-. THE1 OUGHT TO STOP HER Cedar Rapids Gazette: Doctors are at a loss as to how to prevent a West Virginia girl from laughing herself to death. Its just a suggestion, but have they tried any of Major Bowes' gags on her? OLD DOUBTS CLEARED UP Dumont Journal: It used to be said that one-half of the world didn't know how the other half lived but no doubt this isn't true in the dav of so many thousands of new deal investigators. ' miMmsim!®!!!®^ OBSERVING ELECTION TO PHI BETA KAPPA EXPLAINED HERE iMh. know there must be othe Beg^ laymen who are unable ti "S^ grasp the full meaning o election to Phi Beta Kappa because of not understanding the basis o election to this honorary scholar ship fraternity. It therefore oc curred to me that the information here presented might be helpful. The requirements for election to Phi Beta Kappa vary considerably from chapter to chapter. In general elections are made from the upper tenth of the graduating class ii courses in the liberal arts and sci ences leading to the liberal A. B and B. S. degrees, although many chapters do not make their selection wholly on the basis of course grades or marks. In general, any student to be eligible must have at least three- fourths of his work genuinely liberal in character as contrasted with the vocational and technica work offered in some courses. A few graduate students are elected if they have the requirement of general breadth of interest. Also a few alumni and honorary members arc elected on the basis of scholarly attainment after graduation. NORTH IOWAN FROZE FEET MOWING HAY! would be just a trifle skepti- .cal of this story related by J. C. Sheets of Hutchins if it had not been printed--apparently fAMPS Wt-fH-fl OVERPRIM-fWERE- sy rlukqARY A.S AGAINST'-THE-TREATY 3-6 Copyricht, 1336,. by'Central Eresj Association, Inc: DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDGSIXG, -M. D. TAXI DRIVER TESTS A NY LARGE responsible taxicab company requires ** medical examination for ahy applicant for driving This examination is not as complete as that for rail way engineers, hut at least it includes examination o the eyes and the ears, the heart lungs, nervous system, and in quires into any such disease as tu berculosis or appendicitis, makes inquiry into whether the applican has ever been advised to change climate, even undergone a surgica operation, carries any insurance, and uses intoxicating -liquor. The tests for color blindness are made and -also for hearing, balance and_ mental reactions to traffic ; signals'. . 'An official of one company writes me, "It is surprising the number of applicants we discover who are color blind and are unable Or. Clendeniaa to tel1 a y e "°w traffic signal from " Q »«oi-l ftT« *vi«ppn nnP " a red or green After the physical examination they are put STILL IN -THE BALANCE Cedar Falls Record: It has been more than a vear now since the TVA undertook to educate the "hillbillies to like Melba toast. How did this turn out? INTERFERRTNG WITH JUSTICE Rmgsted Dispatch: Governor Hoffman of New Jersey is making himself look ridiculous with the activities he is taking in the Hauptmann case. HAUPTMANN OR HOFFMAN? Austin Herald: The case seems a bit muddled now As we recall it, the principal figure was Bruno Hoffma, or was it Governor Hauptmann? EDITOR'S MAIL BAG WHERE IS YOUR PLAN WORKING OUT? IOWA FALLS--Once upon a time, so the story goes, there was a sharp, dangerous corner on a hi°-h- way in Kentucky. A large number of people had been killed, and a larger number injured, on this corner. The highway commission decided that something drastic must be done about it. So they put an ambulance at the corner. This they call a new deal. Of course it was better than to do- nothing and let the victims suffer and die, as the old deal had done but the "remedy" was very unscientific because it did not get at the root or cause of the trouble. In the course of our drive to a more abundant life we come to a sharp corner, the one prosperity is supposed to be around. It seems that only a few of us (about 5%) safely make the corner and arrive at the promised land while 95% of us get financially cunning know the art of A COLLISION IMPENDS A SENATE inquisitorial committee has ordered that ** telegraph companies yield up copies of all messages sent to congressmen within a certain specified time. The bill of fights in the American constitution guarantees: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated." Which shall have the right of way in the present situation? Unless this question can be answered a head-on collision impends. The mark of Britain's new monarch is his hu- rnanness. reflected in tile escheu-al of any impression that he is other than a man elevated to kingship through the circumstance of birth. this except taking corners and who have the means to buy the fastest and safest racing machines. The great majority, however, go into a financial nose dive or tail spin and pile up at the corner. The old dealers have always shut their eyes to wreckage and have let nature take its course, ex-- r _ that they built the R. F. C. hospitals for the professionals. In other words, the old deal largely ignored both the cause and effect while the new deal is treating the effect by placing- kmbulances at the corner in the form of relief, loans and subsidys. They, too, have ignored the cause, however. America is the richest country on planet earth. We can produce an abundance of water, food, clothing and other necessities of life. Why do we have people hungry in the midst of plenty of food but not thirsting amidst plenty of water? Simply because the people own the wells, through their government and pump water to suit the needs of the people and not primarily to make a profit; production-for-use, not production-for-profit. Unfortunately. our other plants are operated for profit and when profits can no longer be made the plants are shut down, regardless of the needs of the people. In America it has been the custom of the people to take over, through their government, any social function in which private enterprise can no longer serve the best interests of the people. This we have done with our schools, highways, postoffice system, fire and police protection, etc., etc. The farmer labor party believes in extending this American custom to any social function in which private enterprise cannot serve the best interest of the people. Yours truly. GEORGE KRAMER. hrough a course of careful and safe driving in a raining school, and are tested in driving the vehicle n all sorts of traffic and under varying weather conditions. Undoubtedly these examinations pay. The number of accidents which taxicabs have is far below that of other drivers, driving under exactly the same conditions. Record Important. Most important is considered the driver's record. In other words, has he ever been in an accident? Some drivers seem to think they had bad luck, but the weight of the evidence is that they are just physically or mentally constructed so that they have accidents. In one large city 20 per cent of the men trained for taxi driving were found unsuitable, and this number was reduced to 3 per cent by the use of medical tests. One hundred test-selected drivers had 17 per cent less accidents in their first year than a group of 100 unselected drivers. In another company 44 per cent of the accidents occurred in SO per cent of men. The Boston Elevated railway found that 50 per cent of their accidents occurred in 20 per cent of their men. Naturally these men are eliminated as soon as their records pile up, but the figures go to show that there are certain mental characteristics which cannot be detected beforehand which make men liable to precipitate accidents. Diet for Third Week--Friday. Breakfast--Bunch of grapes or one raw apple or glass of tomato juice; toast (dry); coffee (with 'not more than one lump of sugar and one teaspoon of milk.) Luncheon--On e bowl clear soup; fruit salad (made of apples, lettuce, oranges, pineapple, radishes, cucumber, greens) with mineral oil dressing; one cup black coffee (optional). Dinner--Celery and radishes: one serving of cod, haddock, trout or whitefish, with lemon juice; one serving brussels sprouts; one serving cucumbers, blanc mange; coffee (with one lump of sugar and one teaspoon of milk). What is your weight today? HOW TO USE" SERVICE EDITOR'S NOTE: Six pamphlets by Dr Clenden- ng can now be obtained by sending 10 cents in coin, :or each, and a self-addressed envelope stamped with a three-cent stamp, to Dr. Logan Clendening, in care of this paper. The pamphlets are: "Indigestion and Constipation," "Reducing and Gaining," "Infant Feed- ng," "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," 'Feminine Hygiene'' and "The Care of the Hair and EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES with editorial approval--in Roberts' Britt News-Tribune: Ray Thirty Years Ago-Mrs. W. A. Herley and Mrs. Frank Burns left today for Minneapolis for an extended visit with friends. John T. Jenkins of Swaledale was in the city yesterday on business. E. C. Wilbite went to Rockwell today to visit relatives. Fayette Briggs of Rudd, a student at Memorial university, visited over the week-end at his home. W. A. Hicks returned today from Des Moines where he has been visiting relatives. Henry Gullickson of Fertile was visiting in the city today. Bert Board left yesterday for Milwaukee to visit with relatives. , A.-W. Bergh/left last night for Calmar on a business-trip. ·-.'; "/:"· Twenty Years Ago-Mason City was eliminated from the tournament at Cedar Falls today, losing to East Waterloo 22 to 19 in a hard fought battle. Another tournament score ncluded the elimination of West Waterloo by Post- ·ille in the first round. WASHINGTON--Gen. John J. Pershing will command the troops in pursuit of Pancho Villa and his troops bandits. An aero squadron will accompany the American expedition into Mexico. The government :oday was asked permission by Carranza to send Mexican troops across the border in pursuit of bandits. PARIS--The battle of Verdun is fast losing its ntensity and another lull in the great battle has appeared. Officers of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks selected for the coming year last night are W. R. Hayes, exalted ruler; W. J. Shanahan, esteemed eading knight; F. W. Kidder, esteemed loyal knight; tfels T. Malm, esteemed lecturing knight; Edward Thompson, secretary; R. J. McEwen, treasurer; Jacob E. Decker, trustee, and H. H. Shepard, tyler. Ten Years Ago-Indiana tied Michigan and Purdue for first place in the Big Ten rankings last night by defeating Wisconsin 35 to 20. Iowa has a chance to tie the three eaders for the championship in the last conference ame to be played against Minnesota Saturday. Mrs. Don Hunter of Des Moines is visiting relatives in the city for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Chapman returned to their home at KaKnsas City, Mo., yesterday after a week's «sit in the city with Mr. and Mrs. Gus Kolb. Leslie R. Whipple is in Des Moines on a few days' iusiness trip. Miss Marjorie Tubbesing left yesterday for Cedar 'alls where she will enter Iowa State Teachers col- "Tom Blair was engaged in cutting hay in the swamps north of Hutchins in the hay making season of 1897. He was operating a McCormick mower with a team of draft horses, when the thermom eter took a drop to thirty degrees below zero. Blair was hired by another man, and feeling the urge of "duty," as few feel it today, kept on with his work in the face of great physical discomfort. At last he felt faint and knew that unless he drove to the shelter of the farm- iot and die. buildings be must surely C. Way is in Des Moines on a few days' busi- "He unhitched his team, put it in the barn, and had great difficulty in making his way to the house. His feet would not track and had become so numb that he hardly knew whether they were feet or chunks of wood fastened to his lower extremities. "He was given aid. His shoes had to be cut from his feet because his feet had swollen so badly in the freezing that they could not be removed otherwise. There was no snow to cover them with to draw the frost out, so a pan of cold water was substituted., Mr. Blair suffered- intensely.'Mr. Sheets was one of the Good Samaritans who cared for him. Mr. Sheets said he had a much! worse case of frozen feet than George Dallman suffered a couple of years ago. "The thing that makes the story so unbelievable that even a barber hesitates to pass it on as 'the whole truth and nothing but the truth' is the fact that Tom Blair froze his feet while riding a mower and cutting hay. Our congenial friend, John Sheets, and his co-adjutor, John Diebler, explained after telling their story, that in the early days when hay making was carried on in a big way in the Stilson-Hutchins territory, that there were many spots in the swamp where teams and haying machinery could not operate until after the ground wag frozen. Much haying was done in winter and it was some time in January that this terrible misfortune befell Mr. Blair and crippled him for life." YOU MIGHT CALL HER A HUMAN LIGHTNING ROD ^ have often made reference ·^ to the fact that the tallest ^"tree in the forest is quite likely to show marks of disproof of that old saw: "Lightning never strikes in the same place twice." It gets struck the second and the third times for the same reason that it got hit the first time. But I can't give any logical explanation for the phenomenon related in Worth Cheney's feature, "Not In the News." It had to do With a girl who has proved a living target for lightning bolts. I quote: "Twelve years ago the girl was standing in front of the shop where she worked when lightning struck a neighboring building. The force of the bolt threw her to the ground. "Five years ago lightning struck again in the vicinity where .she stood. Her hair and eyebrows were singed. Three years ago she had the :ame experience. "Recently, for the fourth time, she was burned on the face when lightning struck the shop where she was working. "Four times struck by lightning and still living! Would you consider her lucky or unlucky?" --o-DON'T USE GASOLINE FOB HOME CLEANING: guess somebody is going to have to go into conference with the artist who provides ,hat interesting little daily feature, 'Wife Preservers," for the women's section of this paper. On Wednesday of this week he pictured a voman cleaning her fur collar with jasoline-soaked cornmeal. The gas- iline can and the cornmeal con- ainer were shown in the fore- ·round. My own thought is that anybody who uses gasoline for leaning purposes in the home, is is- uing' a handrengraved ,/invitation-.-,.o disaster.' I hereby dedicate myself o the job of converting to my iewpoint the artist and author of this feature in question. Answers to Questions By FKEDEK1C i. HASKEf ess trip. TOMORROW MARCH 14 By CI.ABK KHfSAXRD Cruising the Headlines "AN OZARKS COMMUNITY REGRETS PASSING OF ITS SORGHUM KING" F OR 89 years Uncle Silas Bell lived in an Ozark hollow, and made sorghum for thousands of people. The "grand old man" of sorghum making time died the other day and now there is unwonted quiet in the "holler." When autumn comes round this year, the neighbors will miss the soft gray smoke drifting up from Uncle Silas' place, the sign that molasses makin' time had come to the hills. For almost 75 years it was the delight of children to ride upon a load of cane over the hills to Uncle Silas's mill. They loved to hear it squeak as old Bill pulled the pole round and round (and old Bill had never heard about the song either). When Uncle Silas wag a boy it was his job to round up all the family wash kettles in the neighborhood and bring them to his father's farm, build fires under each one and get them ready to receive the cane juice. Uncle Silas was satisfied with his lot in life and said that "he had done a right smart toward sweetenin' the dispositions of folks" and also that "a little sweetenin' contributed much to one's happiness." What a philosophy to live by! Perhaps the world needs more sorghum and less politics. Notable Births--Alexei Peshov, known as Maxim 'orky, b. 1878, Russian novelist Albert Einstein, . 1879, one time patent examiner in Switzerland now rorld famous as a physicist John E. Erickson, . 1863, senator from Montana Basil Manly, b. 386, member federal power commission Osa Mrs. Martin) Johnson, b. 1896, explorer Pieter Van Musschenbroek, b. 1692 in Leyden. Netherlands, was 54 when he became the first "man to receive a shock from an electric current. It happened accidentally in an experiment in magnetism, and in describing it he said he would not go through with it again for the crown of France. March 14, 1757--In the presence of the men he had commanded, who were lined up in Portsmouth navy yard, Admiral John Byng of the British navy was executed by a firing squad on the charge of not trying hard enough to win a battle. He had been unsuccessful in relieving Minorca, beseiged by the French. · · · · March 14, 1794--Twenty-eight year old Eli Whitney, who had never seen raw cotton or seed when he sat down to work on the device, was given a patent on the cotton gin. It was made worthless by uncontrollable infringements after he had ruined himself in litigation in attempting to defend his rights. The great historian Macauley said that the cotton gin was the greatest single factor in establishing the United States as a power and promoting its economic and social development in its" first century, yet Whitney did not profit a penny from it SCRIPTURAL THOUGHT--The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.--Proverbs 10:7. PLEASE NO1'£--A reader cnn get Hie answer to any- question lit fact by writing Mason City Glotjc-Giuctle Information Bureau, Frederic ,1. Haskin, Director, Washington. D. C. Please indo*e three (3) cents for reply. W h e n did William Jennings Bryan make the prophecy about grass growing in city streets if farms were destroyed? R. T. At the Chicago convention, 1896, where he was nominated for president, Mr. Bryan said in his famous "Cross of Gold" speech: "Burn down your cities and leave our farms and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." For whom is the ampere named? F. R. The ampere, an unit of electrical current, is named after Andre Marie Ampere, French mathematician and naturalist. What does the name, Nice, a resort in France, mean? H. K. Greek for victory- Wily was the Black Hawk war given'this name? T. S. Black Hawk was the war chief of the Sauk and Fox Indians and was the leader in this engagement. Why is the fourth Sunday in Lent called Refreshment Sunday? T. N. The Gospel for the day contains the story of the Miraculous Feeding of the Five Thousand. How many U. S. tourists visited Canada last year? D. L. · In 1935, tourist traffic to Canada reached 14,760,415 persons, as compared with 13,215,380 in 1934. What does hypercritical mean? H. S. To be extremely analytical with the emphasis usually on the negative. Iii whal business was Mary Pickford's father? S. V. John Smith, father of the three children who later changed their name to Pickford, was purser on a lake steamer running between Toronto to Buffalo. He died In his early thirties from .an injury. How many men compose a wartime division of the U. S. army? C. E. The adjutant general's office says 983 officers, 21.047 enlisted men and 10 warrant officers. What are mossbacks? E. M. This name was given men who in the Civil war hid themselves to avoid conscription for the Southern army. The idea was that they would stay hidden unti! moss grew on their backs. The term was later applied to extreme conservatives in politics. W : lio pays the expenses of the per- sins accompanying President and Mrs. Roosevelt whenever they make an extended trip? M. K. Whether persons who accompany President and Mrs. Roosevelt on a j trip pay their expenses or have i them paid, depends entirely upon the capacity in which thep are traveling. If they are in official capacity, such as the secret service men and secretaries, their expenses are paid by the government. If guests, they either pay their own expenses, or President and Mrs. Roosevelt are responsible. How near completion is the Grand Coulee dam in Washington? A. G. The contract is 42.2 per cent complete. How many trade associations in this country? S. A. About 7,000, of which some 2,500 are national or interstate, SOO state or regional and 4,000 local. How many guests can be seated in the white house dining room? T. F. The state dining room of the white house will seat comfortably 90 guests. How. did the Big Brother movement originate? S. C. Grew out of a suggestion made in a 904 to the Men's club of the Cent'-al Presbyterian church of New York by Ernest K. Coulter, clerk of New York's first juvenile court. How many persons in California have been sterilized? G. R. The Human Betterment foundation of Pasadena estimates that by the end of 1935, 10,081 sterilizations had been performed in California since 1909. All Need New Map Every American should be familiar with his own country, and with such a map as that offered by tile Globe-Gazette Information bureau for the nominal cost and handling charge of 10 cents no one need remain in ignorance. This splendid new map in five colors. 21 by 28 inches in size, on heavy folded paper and folded to convenient size, jives not only continental United States with federal standard time ones, but also all the detached territories that are under the American flag. Send 10 cents in coin. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the new Map of the United States. Name Street City Stale (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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