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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 14 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSl'Al'JEK issued Every Week Day by tin MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COBDPANY ' 121-123 But State Street Telephone No. 3801) LEE P. LOOMIS W. GAEL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOxD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager FOREIGN AFFAIRS Bj MAKK K. BVEK8 ASSOCIATED PftBss wJUcb la cicluiively entitled to the use for publlcaUon of all new* dispatches credited to It or cot otherwise credited In this paper, and all local news. JIEliFER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DM Moinea news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Kason city and by the year $7.00 Clear Lake, by tile wcet s .15 OCXSUUS MASON CUV AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier 5700 By mall 6 months 5225 Per week by carrier .... S .15 By mall 3 months 51.25 Per year by mail $1.00 By mall 1 month I .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year. ...$6.00 six months $3.25 Three months...51.75 THAT DISBARMENT CASE N OW THAT three judges have spoken--with dispatch and in positive terms--in total vindication of Garfield E. Breese, Mason City lawyer whose disbarment was sought by a former client, it may be permissible for this newspaper to offer an opinion or two on the issues involved. On the basis of evidence and testimony regularly presented, these three judges arrived at an estimate of Mr. Breese that is shared by the Mason City community in which he has lived his entire professional life. By any test that could be applied, Mr. Breese is a good citizen. His professional conduct has never been questioned by anybody qualified to judge it. He has given generously of his time and means in numerous community undertakings. An interesting coincidence it was that on the day previous to the beginning of this baseless disbarment hearing, the voters of Mason City went to the polls in an election and honored Mr. Breese with a position on the school board, this without so much ES a mite of effort on his part. But Mr. Breese is not on trial longer. He never has been so far as the Mason City community is concerned. The wonder in everybody's mind is that on what is now officially classified as flimsy pretext, a lawyer who has always borne honorable reputation may be thus put to expense and inconvenience in self-defense. If what has taken place case is the customary procedure, surely the Iowa law governing disbarment stands in need of alteration. It would seem that the practicing attorney could and should be reasonably protected against character assassination. Under the Iowa law as it now stands, it is pos- Bible for any individual, even from another state, to bring disbarment proceedings against an attorney through the attorney general's office, entirely at state expense. Whether the charges have any plausibility or merit is of no consequence if one wishes to have proceedings instituted. There isn't even a bond requirement as an evidence of .good -faith. _J- Why not an arrangement whereby an accredited body, paralleling the grand jury in regular criminal procedure, would examine the substance of disbarment demands? In the absence of suitable grounds, the lawyer would have the protection which anybody accused in ordinary criminal procedure now enjoys. The whole setup lends itself to use by irresponsibles or those given to character-besmirching tactics. In a manner wholly out of consonance with American ideals of justice, it circumvents the protection guaranteed to citizens against slander and libel. in connection with this A FTER a week of steadily increasing tension, during which the French government's mind has apparently crystallized into a firm determination to demand a show-down with Germany, the Locarno treaty powers and the league of nations council are meeting in, London in what may prove a hopeless effort to save the European peace structure based on the treaty of Versailles. .The British are making every effort to reconcile the tremendous split which has developed. But the French, obviously strengthened in their position by the encouragement of Russia, insist that Hitler withdraw his troops from the Rhineland. A strong bid for England's help in this was made from Paris Saturday. Germany is adamant in her stand. Indeed, as the French throw all available troops into their frontier defenses, Hitler threatens to order even larger forces into the former de-militarized zone. Unquestionably some of thla is biuff, a jockeying for position in the opening negotiations from which each side hopes to emerge victoriously. But there is a grim reality back of the bluffing. It may prove that Hitler, in his insistence upon smashing the treaty shackles of Germany, has gone too far this time--too far for the peacfi of Europe, at any rate, if not too far from German ambitions. There is a serious undercurrent in the French attitude that suggests French authorities have made up their minds that there is no possibility of peace with Germany, and that therefore France must strike without further delay, and crush Germany before Hitler's military preparations are completed. In previous crises French dependence upon the British has always acted as a restraint. But in place of Britain the French now have the backing of the enormous Russian army. Even if Britain refuses to go along, refuses to accept the French thesis that Germany must be forced to back down or punished as a treaty-breaking outlaw, France is in a position to force matters if she chooses. Germany has been frantically re-arming, but in everything except man-power the French still have large military superiority even without Russia. With Russia, the Little Eentente, and Italy willing to stand aside if not actively aid her, the forces that France can command would seem irresistible--something like 3,000,000 men available at the first call, with huge reserves. In such a position it seems hardly possible that France will feel like letting Hitler have his own way. ISSUES INVOLVED ARE WEIGHED BiT BYERS P ERHAPS there is no use discussing the rights and wrongs of the situation. The matter has gone beyond that and is close to the issue of naked force. Nevertheless, the "imponderables" to which Bismarck attached so great an importance in his masterly manipulations will play a great part, if not in solving thi present crisis, at least in determining the attitude other countries which are standing aghast at th DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott -THE SPoT5 -trlEEYES OWL'S SNAKES WiiMiMiy^ej^j^i^m^ OBSERVING ^ MRS. H l M D , OWNER oF WORLD'S MOS-r VALUABLE STAMP C INSURED FOR.$48,ooco RECE.N1LY REFU5EP A JLoNPOM OFFER oF FOR.-friE SlXMP -,, ONECEHT, I856 3-14- .A^ SUMMER. oF \QO, JAMES A . Cj/VRFlELD WAS A MEMBER oF CoHC^RESS, A. SEUAclbR-ELECT ANb fcEPUBllcAH FOR. PRESIDEM-T Copyright, 1936, by Central Press Association, Inc s A 'GREAT ADMIRAL DIES CQUARE-JAWED, keen-eyed Admiral Earl Beatty ^ who received the surrender of the German high seas fleet in the North sea after the Armistice, died at his London home this week. Death was hastened by hia presence at the services of his superiors in recent months, Earl Jellicoe and King George. Beatty had twice risen from a sick bed to pay his homage to his former admiralty commanders-in-chief. If there was one word which would aptly apply to one man, it was "jaunty" in the case of Beatty. It fitted him superbly. The vicious tilt of his officer's cap distinguished him in any group of sea dogs. In the World war the "Beatty tilt" was just as famous as the Eden cut of clothes today. It was as typical as Tipperary. But there was more to Beatty than the way he wore his service cap. He was England's ablest line officer on the bridge. He went to sea at 13. In '98 he Baw service in the Sudan and won his epaulets over 395 on the officers' list. His tactics during the Boxer rebellion two years later carried him to a captaincy. The World war found him vice admiral in commant of the first British cruiser squadron. He distinguishec himself and his ships at Heligoland Bight, and saved Jutland from being an allied catastrophe. From December, 1916, he succeeded the hard-buffeted Jellicoe as commander-in-chief of the British gi;and fleet From then on, Brittania ruled the waves. Beatty retired after the armistice and lived the life of an English country gentleman. His name is destined to be writ large in the history of the first .World war. imminence of another world-shaking struggle. The anxiously conciliatory British point of vie' is tbat Germany did not do anything so very heinou in moving troops into her own frontier territory, eve if in so doing Hitler broke treaty promises. The Britis recall that the treaty was signed at the gun's poin --though they do not mention that Britain was help ing to hold the gun--and seem willing to accept th promises that Hitler makes to the effect that he Vf co-operate in a new system for keeping the peace ae is allowed to have his way in the Rhineland. Bu the French, who for a generation have looked to th Versailles treaty and its collateral agreements to giv them not only security but also dominance on th continent, insist that the point is the violation o treaty pledges. What good is Hitler's word, when h has steadily followed a policy of breaking- all German pledges? ask the French. He cannot be trusted; IIP must be punished and put into a position in which he will not dare to trifle with international obligations again. Hitler's point of view is equally uncomplicated and simple. Germany was forced to accept a position of inferiority by the victorious allies. The treatj pledges she was forced to sign have no validity because procured under duress. Allied promises of disarmament were broken long ago; France has violate* the spirit of the Locarno treaty by striking bauds with Germany's hated enemy, Russian bolshevism Therefore Germany has done no wrong in the presen 1 instance, and plans no aggression against her neighbors. If the neighbors will co-operate, Germany wil help to work out a new system of equal treaties t keep the peace. AND IT ALL GOES BACK TO THE VERSAILLES PACT QO THE present crisis is the direct and logical resul « of the mistakes made at Versailles by the greedj victors in the World war. Had it been possible ther to write a peace of reconciliation, "peace without vie bility, even probability, of vast conflict. Bu WHY ALL THE DELAY AGAIN it may be pertinent to inquire: Why all the ** delay about adopting the universal draft act under which men and money would go into the next war, if there's to be one, on terms of equality? The plan was proposed by the American Legion back in the early twenties as the one sure way to escape such wrangling over adjusted compensation as followed upon the World war. It contained the further assurance that so far as America is concerned there would be no war based on a desire for financial gain, a factor indisputably present to some extent in the World war. Military authorities have stated that under the universal draft America could marshal its maximum strength in a minimum time and bring war to a victorious conclusion at the earliest possible moment. The president has given the impression that he is for the plan; the citizenry of the country by every test that can be applied is for it, which means that congress ought to be. Under the circumstances, it is difficult to explain, much less justify, the procrastination, the more so in view of the precarious status of world peace at this time. that inescapable truth is, at this writing, of no par ticular importance. It is even improbable tbat a com plete revision of the treaty would stem the onrushing tide of war, provided it could be accomplished. The men at Versailles, most · of them dead these many years, have left their nations the fatal legacy of an irrepressible conflict, unless incredible wisdom shal suddenly descend upon statesmen, and a super-human spirit of international self-sacrifice make its surprising appearance. One finds it hard to feel confidence in the British hope of averting the consequence by compromise. The possibilities of "symbolic withdrawal" of the German troops from the Rhineland have a thin and insubstantial look in the face of the grim determination of the French and the challenging defiance of the Germans. Even the return of German colonies,* which might satisfy Hitler's need of a victory to bolster his waning prestige at home, would mean little to France. Her problem, as she sees it, is to maintain the bonds by which the 67,000,000 Germans are restrained from overwhelming the 40,000,000 of France--and words on paper will not satisfy her. Now, she feels, she has a chance of defeating Germany again, and crushing her so that it will be another generation before she can once more threaten. A year or two more and it will be too late. That is the deadly reality which lies underneath the frantic efforts at London to muddle through this one more crisis. Perhaps it can be done. There have been a score of previous crises threatening war in the last 16 years, which were somehow appeased. But it seems impossible it can be kept up much longer. THAT'S BIGHT: THEKE is A WAK IN ETHIOPIA: HE European crisis has almost caused the world ·»· to forget the Italo-Ethiopian war. There is every ndication that that business will be speedily closed ip, and that the liquidation will be very much to Mussolini's satisfaction. Talk of "oil" sanctions is giving place, in view of the threat to general peace, o ta!k of buying- Italy's adherence to the side of he World war allies by removing the economic sanctions now in force, and simply forgetting Ethiopia's claim to protection as a member of the league of na- ions. It appears that n Duce has been about a very cynical piece of business, from which he stands to irofit. By all indications he encouraged Hitler to go ahead in the Rhineland, and as soon as France took alarm he at once offered her his support in return or the removal of sanctions and a free hand in Ethi- pia. Mussolini has studied his Machiavclli to good urpose. DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. NO TESTS FOR PRIVATE AUTO DRIVER A BOUT SLX MONTHS ago I began to keep a. record Zi of automobile accidents reported in the newspapers in my own city. A notable absence which suddenly struck me as the list grew, was a record of taxicabs in accidents. In order to confirm this impression I made inquiry and learned from a commercial taxicab company that they had no passenger fatality since 1910, and that their cabs had been in no accident in which deaths were involved since 1932. When you connect this, to me, astonishing record, up with the statement that 90 per cent of the airplane fatalities in the royal air corps were due to physical defects in the pilots, it makes you 'wonder how many physical defects are present in individuals driving private cars because about 100 per cent of the fatal accidents occur in such vehicles. Why No Tests ? Why have we no test for the physical fitness of the private driver? How many- cities even require a test for color blindness? We know that 4 per cent of all males are more or less color blind. Dr. Qendening A few cases have been reported in women, but the weight of evidence goes to SHOW that it is a male characteristic. Therefore, one out of every twenty-five cars driven by a man contains an occupant who cannot tell the red from the green lights. It is true that color blind Deople say that they can tell a slight difference, but if Jiat is true, why should engineers, airplane pilots and drivers of public conveyances be tested as to their fitness in this respect? Diet for Third Week--Saturday BREAKFAST: Two stewed apricots; omelet (two eggs, one teaspoon butter); thin dry toast (one piece); coffee (one tablespoon milk, no sugar). LUNCHEON: Grilled sardines on toast (four sardines, three inches long, and one slice bread); lettuce, tomato (one medium) and cucumber (six slices) salad; stewed rhubarb (one-half cup) little sugar; milk (one glass.) DINNER: Bouillon; braised ox joints, thin gravy; cauliflower with cheese (one large serving--one teaspoon grated cheese); string beans (one cup, one-half teaspoon butter); ice cream. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES the Grant school carried by a vote of arrived in the SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Berries or sliced banana with ready- o-eat cereal (one-half cup berries or one small banana vith one-half cup cereal and one-fourth cup milk); dry toast (two thin slices); bacon (two small pieces); :offee (one tablespoon milk, no sugar). LUNCHEON: Crabmeat salad in tomato shell (one- ourth cup crabmeat, two tablespoons celery, one- lalf tomato shell, one leaf lettuce, two tablespoons alad dressing--boiled); cream cheese (two by one uy hree-eighths inches); jam (one tablespoon) crack- rs (three); tea. D3TNNER: Broiled chicken (one-fourth broiled hicken); boiled potato with white sauce (one medium otato with one tablespoon white sauce); peas (hree- ourths cup with one teaspoon butter); shredded raw abbage and grated carrot salad with mineral oil dress- ng; lemon snow custard sauce (one-hlaf cup lemon now--one-fourth cup custard). What is your weight today? Thirty Tears Ago-PARIS--M. Sarrien has succeeded in constructing a new French cabinet, he taking the portfolio of justice. A total vote of 168 was cast yesterday at the annual school election. Of this number W. L. Patton and C. I. Clark received 167, and A. H. Gale, candidate for school treasurer, received 166. The proposition to levy a tax of $15,000 for the erection of an addition to the Grant 144 to 24. Dave R. Bannister of Milwaukee city on a business trip today. A. H. Martin has returned from a few days' visit in Chicago. Glenn Ferguson of North McGregor is in the city today for a visit. Twenty Years Ago-^Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Withey and Mrs. Henry Knapp returned today from a few months' visit in California. Miss Avis Stott, a student at Christian college. Columbia, Mo., is in the city for a brief visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stott. POTSDAM, Germany--Prince Joachin, youngest son of the kaiser, and Princess Marie Augustine of Anhalt were married today. WASHINGTON--The United States today accepted General Carranza's proposal for a reciprocal agreement by which either his troops or American troops may pursue the Villa bandits on either side of 'the border. The automobile show, second annual exhibition of the Mason City Automobile Dealers' association, closed last night at the armory. Ten Tears Ago-Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Tennyson, Sr., Mrs. Cliff Tennyson and son, Edwin, returned yesterday from a visit with relatives and friends in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Lloyd S. Moorhead of Cedar Rapids is in the city for a few days on business. MIAMI, Fla.--The match between Gene Tunney and "Young" Stribling was called off today because promoters had failed to meet their advance obligations according to contracts. B. W. Peterson of Minneapolis and H. L. Call of Chicago were in the city yesterday on business. The J. C. Penney chain store has signed a 20 year contract for the first floor and basement of the Central Trust building. IT'S THE PKOGBAM, NOT THE TIN PLATE ara pleased that no Mason group has been taken by tie endeavor of one Iowa printing establishment to merchandise through civic organizations a metallic plate for automobiles. The whole thing bases primarily on somebody's desire to cash in on a worthy cause rather than on any deep-seated interest in the advancement of safety. The Iowa State Safety council. speaking for nearly a half hundred statewide organizations, has developed a comprehensive safety program for every one of Iowa's 99 counties. Members will be given specially designed safety emblems to be attached to their license plates. But this is only one little part of the program. It is to be hoped that tie groups which have been attracted by the profit-taking possibilies of these in dependent campaigns (the plates which can be made for 5 cents are being sold for 25 cents) will be restrained if they understand that what they do is obstructive rather than helpful to the safety cause. -- o -DICTIONARY MAKERS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE! thought I might get a note £ from R. J. admitting in a ~ forthright way that he had ne off half-cocked on his repeated criticism of "differ with" in this department. But I received the following note which, I'm confident, will prove as informative to the makers of the dictionary as it did to me: "You say I didn't consult Mr Webster Why should I? The mere fact that Ben was re-elected to the schpol board doesn't constitute him an'authority, even if his Uncle Daniel did have a reputation. "Incidentally, 'to differ with' connotes ion; wider divergence. "The phrases could be used interchangeably by one satisfied with slovenly writing. For nice distinction, however, the use of the wrong one is like a second best hand in s a slight divergence of opin- 'to differ from' connotes a poker -- it is almost gooci enoug BILLION AND A HALF FOR ADVERTISING YEARLY. found interesting this listing by Frederic J. Haskin of the amounts- spent annually for the various types of advertising" employed in the United States: A recent estimate of advertising places the annual expenditure for this purpose at $1,502,000,000, divided as follows-: Newspaper advertising $690,000,000 ' PRINTING UNIONS TELL THEIR STORY ---^ am following with genuine fSSSS interest that series of p r o- *S'*m o t i o n a 1 advertisements sponsored by the Mason City Allied Printing Trades council in behalf of printing which bears the union label. The first appeal of the union label is the guarantee it offers of quality work from craftsmen qualified by standardized apprenticeship, workmen who are well paid and worthy of their hire. The second appeal is the social mindedness of the printing industry. its practical acceptance -- through pensions, death benefits and care or its sick--of that Biblical injunction: 'I am my brother's keeper." Another appeal not to be neglected is that of friendly neighborship. iae Mason City union label on a printing job means the work was General magazines Direct mail Street car cards Outdoor Business papers Radio Other methods 210,000,000 400,000,000 20,000,000 75,000,000 75,000,000 7,000,000 25,000,000 in this community by one of your neighbors. There can be no mistaking this. This aggressive and effective way of presenting the case for one branch of organized labor has :ny warmest admiration. WE'RE LUCKY~INDEED TO LIVE IN OLD IOWA recommend a reading of | these facts from the 1930~ census if you really want to smile and congratulate yourself on your good fortune in being an lowan: 1. One-tenth of all the food products in the world come from the state of Iowa. 2. In 1930 Iowa had a factory output of nine hundred million dollars 3. The farms of Iowa are worth more than the combined farms of the 11 states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, ' Connecticut New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. It may take just a few minutes to di- 'est that one. 4. Iowa has over 214,920 farms, the average size of which is approximately 158 acres-- the value of which is four hundred twenty-five billion dollars. 5. No point in Iowa is over 12 niles from a railroad and no one walks to the railroad station as the state has over 700,000 cars. 6. The value of the farm produce in Iowa in one year is greater than all the gold tbat has been produced in Alaska in the 53 years since the United States purchased Alaska. 7. Iowa ranks sixteenth in population and twenty-third in area of land, yet, in value of corn, oats, horses, hogs and poultry she ranks first. 8. First in value. of farm lands- · and buildings". . ......... ~ ..... ' ~ ' · · . - · 9. First in combined value of livestock. · 10. First in total value of farm property. 11. First in percentage of farm land unproved -- 95.6 per cent. 12. First in value of farm machinery. Answers to Questions By FKEUER1C .T. HASIUN TOMORROW MARCH 15 By CLARK KIMvAIRD Notable Births--Harold Loy Ickes, b. 1S76, secre- ary of interior George Nolan, known as George rent, b. 1904, cinemactor Lee Shubert. b. 1875, leatrical producer Wallace Irwin, b. 1876, nov- ist and humorist. Starch 15, 1767--Andrew Jackson was born in Wax- aw, pioneer settlement on the North and South Carina line, after his father had died. He became the rst democratic president at 61 under circumstances nat were tragic to him. Mrs. Jackson thought she as legally divorced from her husband before she mar- ed Jackson, but.she wasn't and there was a scandal lat flamed up again during his presidential campaign. owever, he managed to keep all news of it from er. After his election, while shopping for clothes Washington, she overheard two women rehashing the campaign and the things she had been called. She ollapsed and died before inauguration day. Her hus- and, sure she had been slain by slander, was a bit- r enemy thereafter of everv opponent in his first ampaign. Vagrant Thoughts . By LOU MALLOKY LUKE An Admixture or Recollection and Reverie h.v a Hampton IIolisetTlfc Washing Dishes anil at Her Other Duties. O SO BEAUTIFUL is mist on a moor Any man who takes the helm of this country for the next four years will need a star to steer her by all right. He will either be doggoned patriotic or a glutton for punishment A young bride came to town and settled down in a neighborhood of "old" people, so she remarked to different droppers-in. One afternoon, Mrs. S. very stylish, handsome and just a-turn- in' thirty-five, rigged herself up in her Sunday best and called on the imported bride. When she left, the young wife said, and so sweetly, "I am so glad you called. I do enjoy visiting with old people and your mind seems just as active as mine." What a blow for Mrs. S. who was, turnin' thirty-five "Roosevelt Invites Criticism." Headline--(an old, antiquated one). Gen. Hagood tried it on his piano and look what he GOT Mr. Hoover said the other night that our ,,c: . i _ - , . , , , . _ _ ,, ° ONE MINUTE PULPIT--No man can enter into a. strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.---St. Mark 3:27. PLEASE NOTK--A reader can jret the answer to any question of fact hy wrii- iiiK Mason City Clone-Gazette Information Bureau, l''reileric J. Haskin, Director, \Vashinicton, I). C. riease Inclose three (3) cents for reply. Did the government set aside money year by year to pay off the bonus according to the provisions of the original measure? M. S. The money for the payment of the soldiers' bonus has not been laid aside each year to accumulate in order to meet the bonus charge. The emergency requirements of the treasury have been so great that the sinking fund money could not be spared. What does Moscow mean? J. R. The word comes from Moskva, name of a river signifying, in Fin- nic, place for washing. What is the total area of the colonies held by France? H. J. Total 4,681,789 square miles, of which more than 4,300,000 square miles are in Africa. Is the Burlington's crack train the Zephyr a money-maker, or Is it run at a loss? L. F. In its first year the Zephyr proved it could be operated at a profit. Describe the Maine desert. M. F. It lies within the village of Freeport. This desert is of comparatively recent formation, and covers about 800 acres. The land was formerly green fields and pastures. The soil was shallow and the sand immediately beneath. The cause of the present condition is not definitely known--some say that grazm; sheep cropped the grass to the roots and destroyed tie turf. Others attribute it to fire. A second desert lies in the vicinity of Water,, _ _ _ _ _ _ ville. Maine. This is much smaller. "fireside chats" from now on would be with the tax | How much did the race track at Santa Anita, Cal.. cost? H. 0. Built at an initial cost of 51,250,000. Since then. $275,000 has been spent in improvements. Why is thn Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center so called? L. R. The room has a color organ which automatically converts vocal, instrumental or organ music into appropriate color harmonies. Did President Lincoln visit General McClellan at Antietam between Sept. 17 and Sept. 32, 1862? P. T. As it has been established beyond any doubt that Lincoln visited Antietam only once, and that the date of his visit was on Oct. 1, the only possible conclusion is that he did not visit the battlefield between Sept. 17 and Sept. 22. Is there a museum of folk arts? E. H. The Folk Arts museum is in New York City at Rivcrdale (Dodge Lane north of 26-Hh street). It contains a collection of American primitive paintings and sculpture collector. He said a couple of jowlsful, he did. If there is anything more beautiful than a prairie rose I don't know what it is. The word "rose" brings a flash across the memory, and I see an old neighbor of mine in her garden. She was my border neighbor for many years. My kitchen window framed her frail body and kindly face into a picture so like the famous Whistler picture. I saw the nest empty. Sherm, Earn, Winona, Ray. Irving, Olive, Earl--one by one they left. I watched her day by day going down the trail that leads off into the last sunset. But she was not alone in those last years. She had her flowers and the most saintly of expressions would play upon her face as she cared for them. One morning instead of thinking about menus, cobwebs, dust, and bread baking, I wrote the following lines: A fragile woman old and bent Spends all her hours Toiling- among her garden friends. The vivid flowers. And sometimes when I see her smile I faintly tract! The light of joy as though she saw Within some white blossom's loveliness His face. as well as rugs, furniture, glassware, farm implements, and wardrobes. Many European countries are represented. What famous scholar was "the dumb ox?" F. R. This sobriquet was given St. Thomas Aquinas by the Dominican novices in the monastery at Cologne. They found the nickname well suited to the young monk, who was shy, retiring and rotund. On one occasion, however, Albertus Magnus, their master, interrogated him on some very abstruse metaphysical problems. His answers displayed such intellect that the great master, addressing the other students, said: You call him the dumb ox; one day his bellowing will be heard throughout the world. Is it easier to heat ffcsh air than stole air? L. T. ^The bureau of mines says fresh air does not heat easier than stale air. For health reasons fresh air is necessary, therefore the air in a room should be changed at regular intervals. How long has the federal government been setting aside land for na- .tional parks? F. S. Yellowstone Was first. It was ere. ated 64 years ago. It is still the country's largest national park. Map of United States Can you name, in their order from north to south, the first tier of states on the west side of the Mississippi r iver? The tier on the east? How many states are touched by the Great Lakes? What state is bounded by the greatest number of states? If you are well grounded in the geography of your country you can answer these. questions. If you cannot answer them, you need a copy of the new five-color map of the United States. Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling. 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 State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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