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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE * LEE SYNDICATE NEUSFAl'EK Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY East State street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOXD L. GEER . Publisher Managing Editor Â· - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason city and Clear Luke. Mason City nud Clear Lake, by tliÂ« year $7.00 by the week $ .15 ODTSIDE MASON Clt* ANU CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier 57.00 By mall 6 months S2.0U Per week by carrier .... $ .15 By mall 3 months $1.25 Per year by mail $4.00 By mull 1 inontn $ .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE /ONE Per year ..56.00 Six months.. .53.00 Three months. .11.fil Straining breaks the bow, and relaxation relieves the mind.--SYKUS N INCOME TAX YIELD UP 'O barometer of economic conditions could be more authentic than federal income taxes. Preliminary reports on this year's revenue from that source provide enormous encouragement for those in quest of specific evidence that "things are getting better." Totals are not available, of course, for the reason Biat the reports are continuing to come in every day. And yet the revenue already on hand is far in excess of the 1933 total. New York is at the head of the column, with 73 million dollars against 57 million last year. Pennsylvania ranked second with 18 million dollars and Illinois trailed closely in third place. Last year California occupied this niche but this year was pushed down to fourth. New Jersey ranks fifth, Ohio sixth, Michigan seventh, Massachusetts eighth and Maryland ninth. With the task incomplete, Illinois has piled $17,690,110 into the federal treasury, a gain of six and a half million dollars, or 58 per cent, over the 1933 total. This increase exceeds that for the country as a whole, aggregate collections from all states having advanced only 35 per cent. lowans on the same date had paid in a total of 51,163,424, compared with a complete total of ?800,104 last year. Michigan's amount this year stands at ?8,352,493, compared with 51,808,855 a year ago. Most of this increase is due to the fact that last year Detroit and other Michigan banks were closed or restricting withdrawals. Wisconsin's income taxes amounted to ?2,583,521 this month, compared with $1,615,103 in March, 1933. Indiana paid $2,T22,95T, compared with $1,578,650. How much of this showing is a reflection of legitimate business pickup and how much is an inevitable echo of dumping billions of government money into circulation is a matter for. conjecture. It contains the true test for determining the difference between the optimist and the pessimist. UNHAPPY MONEY TiyrOVIE money has its pangs, lavish as it is supposed North Iowa Editors to be if one believes the press agents. Papers in m recent days have noted two instances of movie money and the unhappinesg its brings. One was the suit of Mary Astor's parents against her, charging that she left them to destitution in a 5200,000 mansion. Miss Astor tearfully replied that in four years she had given her parents $461,000, which they "blew" for the mansion and a whopping mortgage, a $30-,000 swimming pool, and similar extravagance. If she's right, movie money made parasites and spongers of her parents, and chased decent family affection out of doors. The other case was the suit of Miriam Jordan, film actress, for divorce from a husband who had been a hard working book salesman until she "clicked" in the movies--and who thereafter simply sat around and let his wife support him. Such stories are frequent enough to prove that Hollywood hasn't found a way around the old wisdom that easy money is demoralizing. Nothing spoils people any faster than living in luxury at some other's expense. Happy families are those in which everybody pulls his or her weight in the boat, and gifts are appreciated because the recipient knows what they cost--by experience. INSULL'S WHEREWITHAL TT would be interesting--and one hopes there will "^ be some light on the problem--to discover the source of the very large sums which Samuel Insuil is able to spend to evade return to the United States to face indictment. Such fancy performances as Mr. Insuil has been putting on cost money in bunches: they are not to be financed by the pensions which Mr. Insuil received for a while from the remains of his companies. He was understood to have left the United States "broke," dependent on the pensions. But he seems to have been as "broke" as he was ill with that famous heart of his which balked at every summons to court but was jfood enough to stand a slide for life down a plank when the chance came to sneak out of Greece. The thought will not down that there must be somewhere a powerful interest which is as anxious as Insuil to keep him out of an American court. It seems to be worth big money somewhere to have the ex-magnate and arch-speculator making a pitiful spectacle of himself skipping about the world evading warrants. Who? and Why? It might be a useful avenue of inquiry to seek the answers to those questions. Pertinent or Impertinent Sam Insull is reported to have been wearing his wife's clothing when he escaped from Greece. That recalls that histories claim that Jefferson Davis, head of the confederacy, was wearing woman's garb when he attempted to elude the union soldiers pursuing him. The Davis family, however, always denied the story. * * * Something really should be done about that'Mis- souri river paragrapher who observed that it was a case of "Colonel Lindbergh refusing to be Denied." * Â» * It is reported that the experiment of easy chairs for students in classroom is being tried out at the University of Iowa, probably based on the complaint of a few that they weren't sleeping well through the lectures. TWO DEMOCRAT FOLLIES Cresco Times: Probably the two outstanding follies of the present state administration were the state's exhibit at the Chicago fair last year and the Brookings report, each of which cost the taxpayers about $25.000. BIERMANN'S COURAGE CITED Decorah Public Opinion: Whether one agrees with his opinion and judgment or not, it must be conceded that Congressman Biermann's vote against immediate payment of the bonus was politically courageous. TOWARD COMPULSION Decoruh Journal: The plan for a voluntary reduction of cotton acreage has admittedly failed, and as a result the administration is impelled to go farther in the direction of "disciplined action." RIGHT ON THE MONEY ISSUE Webster City Freeman-Journal: One thing that will be in Mr. Hammill's favor is his attitude on the money problem, as he as certainly in line with Iowa sentiment on that important queston. PAGING JUDGE FAVILLE Cherokee Times: The entrance of some man like Judge F. F. Faville into the primary campaign as a candidate for governor would do much to rouse the drooping spirits of republicans. WHAT WILL DAN'S ISSUE BE? Oelwein Register: Wonder if Dan Turner will make his issues the investigation of the Iowa University or the calling out of the national guard to enforce the T. B. cattle test? A FALSE RUMOR TRACED DOWN Thompson Courier: The story got all over town last Thursday that a Minneapolis bank had been robbed of $100,000 that day. 'Someone had heard it over the radio. OUT OF THE CHARITY BUSINESS Fenton Reporter: All notices of an advertising nature, where an admission fee is charged, will be considered as advertising and booked at our regular advertising rates. WILL THE GOOSE BE KILLED? Garner Herald: The taxpayer is the goose that lays the golden eggs. Will the public servants he employs kill him in an endeavor to collect more eggs than he can procure? THE DEMOCRATS DID IT Greene Recorder: It remained for the present administration to take the first definite step toward relief. Such relief is afforded by the 3 point tax law just enacted. TAX QUESTION FOREMOST Dumont Journal: If you talk to a businessman today about problems that are worrying him, nine chances out of ten he will bring up the subject of taxation. WHY HE'S FOR PATTERSON Eaglo Grove Eagle: We are for George W. Patterson for lieutenant-governor, or anything else he wants, because he voted against the NRA bill in the Iowa senate. PUZZLED AND DISGUSTED Northwood Anchor: The more one learns of the new booze law under which Iowa will operate the more puzzled he becomes, not to say disgusted. PLENTY OF APPLICANTS Osage Press: If there is any difficulty attending the procurement of men for the liquor-store jobs in Iowa it will not be for a dearth of applicants. LWE A BULLDOG AT A ROOT Allison Tribune: The late special session of the general assembly held on to the job as though the whole state would adjourn, sine die, when they quit GOVERNMENT BANKING Estherville News: Complete government control and ownership of banks is in sight. Already the government has control; it lacks only ownership. TO CONSERVE WDLD UFE Marshalltown Times-Republican: Duck suggestion to "Ding": Seal all the duck and game guns for ten years and confine shooting to clay pigeons COLFLESH APPEAL 'GREATEST Forest City Summit: If nominated, Colflesh will carry his full strength through the fall election better than either of the other two candidates. ACH TEST OF LOYALTY Danbury Review: Iowa is the best state in the union --but--it requires the height of patience and imagination to burn her coal in cold weather FOR AN INCOME TAX--THAT'S ALL Ringsted Dispatch: During his political career in the house and senate Patterson has been distinguished as the man with the "one track idea." TURNER STRENGTH SHOWS West Union Argo-Gazette: The comeback of the runier strength began to show up the past Week or two as the farmers were heard from WE WERE ALL GOING TO BE HAPPY Cedar Falls Record: People were going to be so happy when they got liquor back; and here they're all complaining as much as ever TROUBLE IS, WE BELIEVE WRONG HALF! Luyerne News: We read that the only trouble with believing but half of what you hear is that vou so often believe the wrong half. SENSIBLE AND EQUITABLE Sibley Gazette-Tribune: The Iowa legislature never passed a more sensible or equitable piece of legislation than the old age pension bill. Â· MAYBE SHE'S STILL SAYING IT Forest City Republican: What has become of the old fashioned woman who used to say a kiss without a moustache was insipid ? IN FACT, THEY'D APPLAUD Sioux City Journal: Well, if gangsters kidnap Samuel Insuil there will be few persons in this country worrying about it. * NO BLUEBHtDS YET Rockwell Tribune: Spring is evidently here The frost is about out of the ground, but we haven't heard any bluebirds yet. WAIT FOR THE AWAKENING! Hampton Chronicle: Just wait until the people of '" disCOVer what a tax WU has been DAILY SCRAP BOOK CopyriKht. 1Â»!H. t* Ontnl ProÂ« Ainotlulim. Inc.' PAN1SH MATADOR5 ARE TRAINED TO J.1VE. BULLS HORNS ATTACHED to A "fRI CYCLE SPEED 'THE. STREET" CARS HAVE. BEEH STREAMLINE? OBSERVING A -TERMITE QUEEN CAN PRODUCE. E.^6 AT v Tt(E.-RA-iÂ£ OF 86 ( 4OO A DAY 3-35 DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clendenlny cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of genera! Interest, however, they will bo taken up, In order, In the dally column. A.ddress your queries to Dr. Logan Clcndenlng, care of The Globe-Gazette, Write legibly and not more than 200 words. ~By LOOA.N CLENDENINO, M. U." BOOK ADMITS PERSONALITY IN DIET I T SEEMS to have dawned on the consciousness of at least one dietitian in the world, that everybody is not exactly the same and does not need exactly the same kind of food. This dietitian is Dr. L. Jean Bogert, who has written a book called, "Diet and Personality." I appreciate the' book particularly, I suppose, because I am constantly being -asked, "What is a good diet for reducing?" "What is a good diet for increasing weight?" "What is a good diet for this and that?"--as if there were a mathematical answer to all these questions. No one can plan a diet unless he understands the general principles of nutrition and dietetics, and there is no single hard and fast diet for any condition. This even includes so strictly a dietetic question as diabetes. The diet for a diabetic depends upon the diabetic himself. A hundred people with dia- I)r. ClendenlnR THOSE MASON CITY BANDITS Rockford Register: For all members of the gang- mil be hunted, and the chances are that in the end they will be caught. J SILENCE CONCEALS IGNORANCE Wesley News-World: A lot of ignorant people would never be found out if they would only keen their mouuis shut -PARTISANSHIP NOT ESSENTIAL Algona Advance: Partisanship does not have to enter at all into one's view on current governmental questions. WOULD QUARANTINE THE GROUCH Nashua Reporter: When you have a grouch you a t h i S S6nSe t0 1 uarantine yourself--it's LINDY STANDS ALOOF Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Lindbergh has told the Blue Eagle he still prefers to reins" Eagle. IOWA FARMERS IN LINE Morni Lake Pilot-Tribune: As usual, th, Iowa farmer is in the front of the corn-hog reduction parade MUSSOLINI WAS SPARED THIS Rudd Review: Mussolini wiped out gangsters, but he didn t have to argue until 11 other men agreed TO OUR U. S. DETRACTORS Emmetsburg Reporter: We get a little tired sometimes of hearing people run down America. PEACE STILL RAGING Algonn, Upepr Des Moines: Peace is still raeine- among the democrats of Iowa THE POWER OF SUGGESTION .mnMiT"r e ,, T l mcs: Read a " the med icine ads and you'll feel all the symptoms. IT CAN'T BE DONE BY STATUTE fckader Register: Governmental enactments do not change human nature. LIKE THE FORD JOKES OF OLD Clarion Monitor: At that rate Miss West is beintr thoroughly advertised. b LAKOTA HAS ITS BOOSTERS Lakota Record: There are boosters and many of them in Lakota. , REFERRING TO COLFLESH ! Iowa Falls Citizen: He looks like a sure winner. J betes might have a. hundred different kinds of diet. Dr. Bogert starts out with the consideration of the slender person, and gives a word picture of this group, to which, he says, both himself and Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, with over 25,000,000 other people in the United States belong. "They are the kind of folks that get things done, but they often use up a lot more energy in the process than they need to. They tend to be highstrung, sensitive, ambitious and quick---the racehorse type. After a fine spurt they are apt to be exhausted and may be irritable." These people have certain physiologic peculiarities which account a good deal for their psychology and for their activities. One is that the lack of body fat tends to allow their organs to sag so that they easily become tired. Apparently their ductless glands, especially the thyroid and adrenal, are over-active arid cause them to be high strung. Finally, the digestive system is peculiar, and one of the reasons why it is so hard to fatten this type of person is because they have an unusually short and muscular active intestinal tract, which may hurry food through the body before it is completely digested and absorbed. In a dietary way they need plenty of good nourishing food of all kinds. Dr. Bogert suggests the following sort of meals for this type of individual: BREAKFAST Oatmeal With Sliced Banana and Cream Scrambled Eggs Bacon Toast Coffee (one cup) LUNCH Creamed Fish Baked Potato With Butter Young Beets With Their Tops Chocolate Blanc Mange With Cream Cookies Milk (one glass) DINNER Puree of Split Pea Soup Â· Roast Duck With Applesauce String Beans Cauliflower With Hollandalse Sauce Romaine Salad With Roquefort Dressing Butterscotch Pie EARLIER DAYS An Interesting. Dally Feature Drawn From the tilobe Files of the Years Gone By. Thirty Years Ago-Prof. E. B. Bailey, superintendent for the past three years of the Clear Lake public schools, has announced that he will not be a candidate for re-election. An ice gorge occurred Wednesday in the creek a. short distance below the Main street bridge. Miss Hattie Wood returned to her home in Burchinal following a visit of several weeks in western Kansas, where she was looking after the interests of her tracts of real estate. Earl Durkee, Mason City's sturdy shortstop of past seasons, will report to DCS Moiues this spring. Miss Anna Stanbery departed on Thursday for a few days' visit with her parents at Des Moines. 3. E. E. Blythe went to Chicago Thursday night for a few days' business. Ab Miller left today for Rockwell to visit a few days with his wife, who is being treated there by physicians. Twenty Years Ago-W. V. Shipley, president of the Sterling, left last night for Des Moines, where he will meet his wife and daughter and will spend a few days with them in Des Moines. H. S. Dewitt has resigned his position with the Times comoany and will go into the insurance business with Smith and Pattie. H. C. Carney and John Haugen of New Hampton were in the city on business Thursday. John A. Senneff returned last night from a business trip to Garner. Connie Collins, coach of the Cornell college baseball team, will coach the Mason City baseball club as soon as his duties at the Mount Vernon school allow him freedom to do so. HONG KONG--Pirates boarded and looted the Norwegian steamer Childar off the coast here, carrying off booty valued at J50.000. J. J. Cook spent Sunday with his parents in Burchinal. Ten Years Ago-BOONE--Mason City lost out in the state meet here, dropping a 19 to 10 decision to Council Bluffs last night. Plans for the delegation to the Rotary conference at Waterloo this week were discussed at today's meeting of the club at the Hanford hotel. Federal Judge W. S. Kenyon is to be the speaker of the day at the annual picnic of the Cerro Gordo Farm Bureau at East park in June. Mae McDermott visited her brother in Belmond Sunday. Mrs. J. Schultz of Nashua returned to her home today after spending the week-end at the home of Mrs. G. Kolb, 1528 Jefferson avenue northwest" and with her daughter, Helen Schultz, the Mason City bus queen. Miss Gwendolyn Temple, a sophomore at Ames college, is spending her spring vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Temple, 109 Connecticut avenue southeast. Leo AHstot, who- is attending school at Cornell college, is spending spring vacation with his mother. TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Born This Date--A. E. Housman, b. 1859, English Latin professor who writes poetry as a pastime, has produced the classic "A Shropshire Lad" and many another enduring volume. * * Nathaniel Bowditch, b. 1773, American mathematician whose "American Practical Navigator" is a maritime classic and necessity. * * William Edward Hartpole Lecky, historian and philosopher who is a standard authority on European morals. * * Robert Frost, b. 1875, Californian famed for his poetry with New England themes. * * Ahmed Fuad Pasha, Fuad 1, b. 1868, king of Egypt. * * Edward B. Bellamy, b. 1850, American journalist and economist who in "Looking Backward" showed remarkable foresight in looking forward and predicting world trends, 1484--What probably is the most popular child's book ever issued, "Aesop's Fables," appeared in English for the first time. William Caxton, then 62, made the initial translation of the then 2,000 year old Greek slave classic and printed it under title, "The Book of the Subtyl Hystoryes and Fables of Aesope." Caxton was, of course, the first person to publish books in English. Any copy of his "Aesop" found today would be worth $50.000 up, for the king of England has the only known copy; ONCE OVERS By i. 3. 5TCNDY ASPIRATION vs. ABILITY It may be that the reason you have not met with more success is that you aimed too high. Probably you have over-emphasized the old adage, "hitch your wagon to a star," in other words, set the highest possible goal yourself. Perhaps you have not given the required consideration to your own ability. iou can't reach a far away mark, with a short range gun. And your ability may be of a decidedly short range. It is silly for you to believe that you can do anything another person can achieve. If you would realize how limited are your capabilities, and set your goal accordingly, you would get ' more satisfaction out of life. Your education and environment, as well as your work-a-day position in the wheel of life, have much to do with the attaining of your goal. Aiming beyond what one can do, and not being pleased with anything else--perhaps refusal to recognize another degree of success--have ruined the lives of many persons. You might be a mighty, active frog, in a small puddle and that is probably whore you belong--like the majority of us. (Copyright, 1934, Kins Features Syndicate, Inc.) made use a long time ago of a poem, inspired by the universality of taxes, but I've received the contribution from so many who apparently didn't spot it in this department that I've decided to reproduce it again. Here goes: Tax the farmer, tax his fowl, Tax his dog and tax his howl, Tax his hen and tax her egg. Let the blooniin" mudsill beg. Tax his pig' aud tax his squeal, Tax his boots, run down at heel, Tax his plow and tax his clothes, Tax his raga and wipe his nose; Tax his house and tax his bed, Tax the bald spot on his head; Tax the ox and tax the ass, Tax his "Henry," tax his gas; Tax the road that he must pass And make him travel o'er the grass. Tax his cow and tax her calf, Tax him if he dares to laugh; He is but a common man, So tax the cuss just all you can, Tax the lab'rer but be discreet, Tax him for walking on the street, Tax his bread, tax his meat, Tax the shoes clear off his feet, Tax the payroll, tax the sale, Tax all his hard earned paper kale; Tax his pipe and tax his smoke. Teach him government is no joke. Tax the coffins, tax the shrouds, Tax the souls beyond the clouds, Tax all business, tax the shops, Tax the incomes, tax the stocks; Tax the living, tax the dead, Tax the unborn, before they're fed. Tax the water, tax the air. Tax the sunlight, if you dare. Tax them all and tax them well, And do your best to make life hell. --o-did a little plain and fancy boosting and boasting for a recent Haskin offering en- 'Natural Scenes." Without taking credit for it in any sense, I was pleased to note that an unusually large number of North lowans --probably thinking of the vacation season just ahead--availed themselves of this offering. Now I have before me a companion booklet called "Famous Places," with one excellent view and description from each of the 48 states and the District of Columbia. I can recommend it too without reservation. Whereas the previous book dealt with beauty spots made by God, this work largely deals with manmade phenomina. A bigger dime's worth I challenge you to find, and particularly if the route of your vacation trip hasn't been set as yet. --o-join Senator Lafe Hilt of Nora Springs in his regrets that we can't get half as excited over the 48 persons killed on the streets and highways of Iowa in January as in the 11 pilots who have laid down their lives in line of duty since the army took over the airmail service titled suspect the Kentucky legislature of being on a per Ui- em basis and the basis of my suspicion is a recent bit of horseplay and pleasantry over a proposed bill to make it difficult for nudists to establish colonies in that state. The bil as passed in tire house would have requlrea that nudiat colonies be inclosed in walla 20 feet high, made of brick, stone, or cement, and that an annual license tax of $1,000 be imposed. The senate later killed the measure. Â·"Legislative levity was manifested in the type of amendment proposed and the discussion of the legislation. One amendment would have required that the fence be made "of low grade lumber with numerous knot holes;" another prescribed a wire fence three feet high with wide mesh; that no person over 40 Â·years of age be allowed within 150 feet of the fence, was another suggested revision of the bill. A license tax of $500 a day was offered as a substitute for a $1,000 annual levy; this failed on a question of constitutionality. "A few sessions ago the legislature undertook to pass a monkey bill," commented Representative Henry Ward, of Paducah. "That was bad enough; but this takes the cake." --o-think something of the same principle that enables us to get used to a packing house or a tannery smell must obtain in the case of many a flapper and the rank perfume she uses. She conies into a room and for those not accustomed to such fumes the basis is laid for five minutes of nausea. Onions and garlic are sweetly fragrant in comparison. We've heard much these recent years about the tragedy of unsuspected B. O. but 1 seriously question whether its havoc is as great as that wrought by rank perfumes and other toiletries. --o--Â· was too dumb to think of the 'corn on the hoof," writes F. E. F. of Iowa Falls with reference to the riddle we contributed recently. "I think that 'an old shoe' solves it perfectly. Please pass along the inclosed postcard to the Sheffield woman who called this to vour attention." Now, unfortunately, I've lost the name of the Sheffield reader I'm holding F. E. F.'g little note to her. --o-know of no home precautionary measure more important than that of marking bottles containing poison by sticking pins through the cork. Indeed a failure to do thfe^Sfgip cusable. Considering that" it may save a, life in your home, why not check on this safety measure this very minute--even before you finish reading this paper. Scriptural Thought--The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with bis joy.--Proverbs 14:10. If a man is elected to the U. S. senate who is older than the senator who is then holding office, which is the senior senator and which the junior senator from the state? T. H. The senator who is already in the senate is senior senator, and the more recently elected is junior senator, regardless of ages. Give biography of Lanny Ross. L. M. Launcelot Patrick Ross was born Jan. 19, 1906. His father was an actor and his mother an accomplished musician and accompanist for Pavlowa. He got his B. A. at Yale and LL. B, at Columbia University law school. He was in the Yale glee club. While he intended to practice law, his fame as a singer led him into concert and radio work. These he now intends to make his life work. He has had musical training both in Europe and the United States. In maple syrup, is darkest syrup best? C. E. The best grades are lightest. What women have been appointed to offices in this administration which have never been held before by women? M. P. Miss Frances Perkins, secretary of labor; Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen, minister to Denmark; Miss Nellie Tayloe Ross, director of the mint; Mrs. Marion Banister, assistant treasurer of the United States; and Judge Florence E. Allen of Ohio to ihe federal circuit bench. Some 25 or 30 other women hold Roosevelt appointments in various executive branches, but in most cases similar places were held by women before. How many states have general sales taxes of 2 per cent or more? Eight are now collecting such taxes--Arizona, California, Illinois. Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Utah. Iowa has adopted a general sales tax of 2 per cent effective April 1. Who introduced the curved ball In baseball? J. S. William Arthur Cummings, Brooklyn. Under NRA, Is the price allowed for ii used car when traded in meant to be the maximum or minimum? W. F. It is the maximum. "The code provides the maximum allowance j the dealer may give for a used car traded in on a new car is the aver-1 age figure at which a used car of : that make, model and year sold ! for within the period immediately ; prior to that date. Furthermore, tin: ; code arbitrarily provides that tl"- dealer must deduct, a, 10 or 15 pet j cent for reconditioning and handling expense, depending on the year in which the car was made. Under what nunie was Dickens 1 Old Curiosity Shop first published? 1*. J. Master Humphrey's Clock. Is Alino MacMahon, movie out- ress, married? W. M. She is married to Clarence Stein, a New York architect. What percentage of railroads of the world are prlvateSy owned? C, S. Private ownership, according to one authority, exists in a minority of countries, but the mileage is- more than 60 per cent of the world's total railroad mileage. Why is your Information Bureau in Washington? Washington is the world's greatest center of all kinds of knowledge. Libraries, laboratories, assc* ciations, headquarters, governmental activities are here gathered in a city occupying an area of only 70 square miles. Contact with sources of ail kinds of information is quickly made. Send your questions to this newspaper's Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C.,. Inclosing coin or stamp for return postage. What was the date of the first Webster's dictionary? H. F. It first appeared in 1828. AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "I'm \villin' to be a good sport about anything Pa does if he won't grouch around when I. do the same thing."