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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 16 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSTAPER Issued Every WeeU Day by Uie MASON CITS GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY JCl-123 East sta.U Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMJS W. EARL HALL, ENOCH A. NOREM LLOlD L. GEBR Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager KEMBEB, ASSOCIATED PRESS Wfllci U exclusively entitled to the use for publication or all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all local news. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des koines BOWS and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES City aad Clear Lake, by tht year 57.00 Kason City and Clear Lake, by the week ( .15 OUTSIDE MASON CMX AND CLEAB LAKE Per year by carrier $7.00 By mall 6 months ...... $225 per week by carrier $ .15 By mall 3 months .. $1.25 Per year by mail $4.00 By mail 1 month ....... $ .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year. ...$6.00 sbc months. ...$3.25 Thres months.. .$1.75 LUCKY AMERICA! W ITNESSING the confused and dangerous crisis in Europe--the double barrelled crisis, indeed, since the Italo-Ethiopian situation is still full of dynamite-the United States is in a position to give devout thanks to its guardian angel that the "conditional neutrality" legislation sought by the president was Befeated in congress. The continuation of the present unsatisfactory neutrality legislation is at any rate better than imposing upon the president the onerous task of picking sides in a quarrel which is most emphatically none of our business. And that is exactly what the "conditional neutrality" would have involved. In every case it yrould have demanded that an "aggressor" be selected. In the present instance we can see just how diffi- iult that must inevitably be. Germany avers that France, In signing the pact of mutual assistance with Russia, committed an act of aggression. France alleges that German treaty breaking was aggression. Each accuses the other, .and the argument runs back 1 for more than a dozen years. How could any American 1 president be able to determine which is right? And why should any American president try? It's none of our affair. Saturday the matter comes before the council of the league of nations. The powers may or may not decide to brand Germany an aggressor; they may or may not attempt to enforce sanctions against her. If they do, and we attempt to aid by recognizing the sanctions, we are obeying the orders of the league In a. matter in which we are not even consulted. If we do not, we are challenging all the combined powers in the league. And so the difficulties loom on every hand. Far better to establish an independent policy of our own that hits all belligerents alike, and ia automatically enforced without any selection of a particular target. Only such a. policy properly reflects what all Americans want--hands off Europe, no interference or entanglement, A CLEARCUT DISTINCTION TjRESIDENT ANGELL of Yale university sees no _·*· reason for requiring oath of allegiance from public school teachers unless the same requirement is made of certain other purveyors of education alluded to in the following excerpt from a recent address: "Compel ail persons to take such an oath, if you .will, but do not insist on the teacher while you spare the radio speaker, the newspaper editor, the maker and purveyor of the movie and the movie news reel, all of them more powerful agents'for insidious propaganda than the unfortunate teacher." While this newspaper would have not the slightest objection to the oath, we are not impressed by President Angett's reasoning. To the contrary we think it limps quite noticeably. There's an essential difference between the schools and the other agencies which he would include in the same bracketing. Schools are tax-supported and are a unit of government as completely as any other agency that coulc be named. The newspaper, the radio and the moving picture Industries do not fall in.this category. This fact has no recognition in the Angell case. We have been indifferent to this question of whether, teachers should or shouldn't take an oath of loyalty, We have believed that there were other ways by which the occasional disloyal teacher could be spotted and swatted. But we weary of some of the bad reasoning employed by those who complain loudest against the proposal, of which this quoted excerpt from the noted eastern educator may well serve as Exhibit A. LOOK OUT ^ BELOW * Many think munitions makers cause war. Yet, singularly enough, in Italy, Germany, Russia and France, where the war spirit flourishes most at this time, there's government manufacture of munitions. One thing a fellow would be safe in predicting about Texas' big celebration is that there will be plenty of shooting. There seems to be no concerted move to award the Nobel peace prize to either Hitler or Mussolini. Those who have wondered v/hat a tinderbox looks like need only glance at contemporary Europe. Simile: Despicable as the politician who seeks to perpetuate himself in office by class appeal. Maybe the new king has just been waiting for some girl to pop the question. Insomnia sufferers should try some of those contemporary best sellers. Astronomy gives one a fine background for studying our national debt. The PROS and CONS WILL THE KING WED? "TN THE spring," the poet said, "a young man's ·*· fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love." But who would have thought the world's foremost bachelor, so deeply encrusted in bachelorhood that ambitious mothers gave him up as hopeless, would fall victim? Anyway, it is reported King Edward vm better known to the world as' the Prince of Wales, is contemplating matrimony. He has been rather a glamorous and romantic figure for many years, and without any definite information on the subject, it can be said he has caused more than one fair maiden to sigh. How far away those carefree days as a prince must now seem to Edward Vin! He has loaded himself down with cares and worries of the British empire, and if that were not enough, he now realizes he must marry. In all of the interesting cable dispatches, no line will be read with greater interest by men than that which tells of his request that financial provision be made for a queen. Not all men contemplating matrimony get that break. IS GLENN FRANK HEADED OUT? Two Rivers, Wis., Reporter: Reports following the regents' meeting that President Glenn Frank is shortly to resign as head of the state university--or to be removed, if he does not resign--come as unexpected, but hardly as a surprise. .President Frank's political position, which has been gradually crystallizing well to the right of the LaFollette progressive point of view, and the recent appointments of numerous progressives on the board of regents, made President Frank's tenure of the presidency obviously of a limited future. Wisconsin university is not, perhaps, in politics. But its board of regents is a politically-appointed group, and no president could long hold of- face who publicly expresses political views opposed to those of a majority of the regents. The prospect of Frank's departure recalls the story that went the rounds thortly after the death of "Old Bob" that his plans included the governorship and later the senatorship as his successor for "Young Bob," arid the presidency of the university for Phil, the present governor. The removal or resignation of Glenn Frank would open the way to this consummation, if it is in fact planned. Certainly no one would be much surprised to see the regents offer the presidency to Governor .LaFollette, nor to see him accept it. There is a good deal of the educator in Phil LaFollette's make-up, as well as a lot of shrewd political sense. And he can scarcely go on being governor forever even though there is no one presently in sight to beat him. _ SHOULD INCREASE TRAVEL AND EARNINGS Ruthven Free Press: Action of the interstate commerce commission in ordering a reduction in railway passenger car fares should prove a good thing for both the public and the railroads themselves. Railway rates have been too high and passenger cars might as well be filled with travelers as running empty. It should increase railroad earnings and give the public opportunities for travel. TOO LATE FOR ECONOMY TALK Iowa Falls Citizen: Roosevelt's vociferousness about economy in the ' federal government lately smacks of the peanut type of politician hastening to climb on the band wagon of an ascending .star. The harm of wild spending has already been done and no amount of shouting "economy" will help the present administration at this stage of the game. A LECTURE EXCERPT RECALLED Lafe Hill in Nora Springs Advertiser: I remember a. lecture I once attended. Perhaps the lecturer said some other good things, but here is one sentence-"We want what we want, when we want it; we get what we want, when we grab it; when we get what we grab, we don't want it." A lot of people are in just that predicament right jiow. HITLER'S ANTI-CATHOLIC DRIVE Creston News-Advertiser: Without abating anything in his anti-Jewish campaign. Hitler is apparently getting ready to strengthen his drive against the Catholic. There is one thing-sure: The Catholic can stand it if he can, but what possible motive can he have? Does he really know what he is trying to do? SIX NEVER RATIFIED Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Strange as it may appear six states have never ratified the sixteenth or income tax amendment. Three states opposed the amendment. Thirty-six states are required to approve. In this case after 39 had approved the remaining states lost interest in the subject. "SPIRIT OF '36!" Davenport Democrat: Some folks just don't get into the spirit of 1936. Let's fight, play, hit, smash, lick, kick, damn, denounce and impeach everybody and everything, and thus make abetter world. CARRY-OVER INFLUENCE Ottumwa Courier: Childhood pleasures sometimes last for life. We know a man who as a boy got his greatest thrill out of riding up and down in elevators. Now he plays the stock market. NEW DEAL FAST SLIPPING Eagle Grove Eagle: The new deal is slipping and we believe that by next November the country will be as willing to turn out the democrats as they were in 1920, or way back in 1896. OHIO G. 0. P. STRATEGY PERHAPS the action of Ohio republicans in bring* ing forward young Charles Taft as a favorite son candidate for the republican nomination for president ·was premature. Figures released by the state committee conducting a statewide poll revealed Governor Alf Landon of Kansas receiving 5,392 votes, or more than all of his rivals combined. Senator Borah of Idaho was second with 1,952; Colonel Knox next with 1,223, and former President Hoover had to be content with 396. But the strong possibilities are that Ohio will send an uninstructed delegation to be thrown to the candidate appealing most to the convention, aad the delesation will be delivered at the critical time, EDITOR'S MAIL BAG THE W. R. C. IDENTIFIED MASON CITY--Women's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic: As an organization of over 50 years standing, we were surprised to learn so few people seemed to know what we were, what we stood for and what we accomplish. We are not a "handful of old ladies" as one of our citizens seemed to think. And neither are we seeking charity. But we are wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of Union Veterans of tne Civil war-and with other loyal women banded together to give aid and assistance to them and their families. We are what the auxiliary is to our "American Legion." We promote patriotic education in our public schools. Present flags where they are needed. The flags in most of our schools, churches and public buildings were presented by the W. R. C. At present our G. A. R. men are so well taken care of by our government there is little work in the way of relief for them. But it was not always so and thousands of dollars have been contributed to their aid. Now we try to make their few remaining years happy by doing kindly deeds, sending flowers on their birthdays, remembering them on national anniversaries, showing them their bravery is not forgotten. During 1935 relief given to others totaled §500 for clothing and food and too we send things to our soldiers' home at Marshalltown, aid for all soldiers of all wars. We presented four flags to schools, bought flowers for sick. Of course, it all costs. So sometimes we find means of making money to carry on our work. Other organizations do the same. So why not we? And why do we have to be told "If that handful of old women need aid let them go to the community chest?" Why, we contribute both as individuals and as an organization to the chest. We seek to aid others in our work, not to ask aid only as we think we give value received We contribute our $10 to Memorial association, as do other patriotic organizations and we strenuously resent being called "A handful of old ladies." We are auxiliary to the G. A. R. MRS. SARAH CRAWFORD, President. MRS, WILLIAM WHEELER, Patriotic Instrur'-ar. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . by Scott -THE OLD MASTER 'COPYRIGHT. I93«. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION JAKET GREA-fESt BILLIARD PLAYER' OF-THEM| ALL. IN 1879 RULES MAKERS IN- 8-INCH BALKLINE, HOPING To kftNOICAPHIM. V/HEN HE BECAME UNBEATABLE AT -mATGAME, 14-INCH IBAIKLINE WAS DEMISED -THATFAILEO ftb STOP HIM SO 18-INCH BALKLINE V/AS BU-T "OLD JAKE" UNTIL -TME-TLJRN OF A 3 IMIS.J ll-» «f BeiTHLBHEM lUUMINA-TtD- STARS HAVE PLACED 'ON LAMP POSTS IN -THE PRINCIPAL- STREETS OF THE ANCIENT crrv " ~ A LARGE, HARD APPLE MAV BE BROKEN IN TWO. BY' LAYING THE INDEX FINGER ACROSSTHE -TOP AMD TMEK STRIKING HEAVILYWtTHTHE PIS' DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENXNO, M. D. Dr. Clendeniag HEMOPHILIA DOOMS BABY TO DIE M Y NEWSPAPER for Feb. 14 carried me the story of the birth of a daughter to the former Infanta Beatriz, daughter of the king and squeen of Spain. My newspaper for Feb. 15 carried an account of the illness of the Count of Covadonga, who is dying of the hereditary disease of hemophilia. He is the brother of tne crown princess who has just become a mother. It is impossible for any civilized man to regard these events with complacency. There is no speculation about it, no doubt, no place ·where science is .possibly incomplete in its knowledge. We know perfectly well that: the disease, hemophilia, is hereditary; transmitted by mothers to sons. It seems little, less than criminal that people who are as intelligent and well informed as the Infanta Beatriz and her husband should allow themselves to marry and bring into the world another tragedy to their children and grandchildren. For just as sure as fate, if the little baby girl who has just been born, grows up, is married, and has a son, that son will die the tragic death, that the Count of Covadonga is dying in Havana: Everybody is sympathetic and sweet tempered toward the new mother. Who is going to comfort her when she sees her grandson dying an inevitable and terrible death, which can be laid directly at her door? How is the world ever to become civilized if such things are allowed to be carried on? · NOTES BY NOTABLES: "the causes of overeating are many and various. They include: The generous father The' fond mother The genial host The good cook The persuasive grocer The attentive waiter The business luncheon The public banquet The idle life." --Clarence W. Lieb. "When food is to be taken, it is never proper to overload; but. too great abstinence is often hurtful."-Celsus. PLEASE NOTE--Dr. clendening cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of genera] interest, however, they will be taken up, in order, in the dally column. Address your inquiries to Dr. JjOgan Clendening. care of Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. TOMORROW MARCH 17 Bj CLARK K1NNA1KD Notable Births--Wilbur Daniel Steele. b. 1S86, American novelist Paul Green, b. 1S94, dramatist Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., b. 1902, golfer and lawyer Pierce Butler, b. 1866, associate justice of the supreme court of the United States Stephen S. Wise, b. 1872, nationally famed New York rabbi. Frank Buck, b. 1894, wild animal hunter...... Roger Brooke Taney (taw-ny) b. 1777 in Calvert county, Md., where he lived until he became successively U. S. attorney-general, secretary of the treasury and chief justice. He wrote the celebrated Dred Scott decision, upholding slavery, which it required the four years of war between the states to reverse. Wedding Anniversary--31st: Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt. Franklin D. and TODAY'S YESTERDAYS March 1", 463 A. D.--Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, died, claimed by both Scotland and Wales as a native son.' The Welsh say his birthplace was Aberllychwr in Pembrokeshire, the Scotch are sure he was born at Killpatrick, near Glasgow. In any case, he went to Ireland first as a slave, having been kidnaped and sold to a Gaelic chieftain. St. Patrick instituted the leap year custom of proposals by women! March 17, 1871--The first professional baseball league was organized in Collier's saloon, Thirteenth and Broadway, New York City. Baseball players are fited for hanging around saloons now. March 17, 1884--Twenty years before the Wrights flew, John J. Montgomery, teacher in Santa Clara college, Santa Clara, Cal., made the first glider flight The 30 pound glider bore his ISO pounds for 600 feet from the hill off which he launched it ONE MINDTE PULPIT--He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.--Proverbs 28:27. EARLIER DAYS FBO.1I GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-Mrs. Henry Carroll of Dougherty returned to her home today afte-.a few days visit in the city at the :ome of Mr. and Mrs. George Walsh and other friends. Miss Lizzie Robinson of Fertile returned to her home today after visiting friends in the city. D. 0. Mason, Herb Cole and C. B. Drake left yesterday for White Rock, S. Dak., where Mr. Mason will ocate. Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Hillier of Marshalltovvn are in .he city today visiting relatives. Prof. F. H. Hosmcr of Memorial university returned today from Dubuque where he has been visiting his brother. Roy and Leslie Parker left today for Denver, Colo., where they expect to make their future home. Their parents will leave in about two weeks. Twenty Years Ago-Basketball critics at the Cedar Falls tournament named Weston, Mason City right guard, on the all star team of that section. McConnell and Funk of Vlason City earned honorable mention. Mrs. Eva Glass-Lovell of Cleveland, Ohio, is in :he city visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Glass. Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Bailey left today for Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Elma Loomer is in Grand Rapids, Mich., taking treatments at a sanitarium there. Cedar Falls won the northeastern championship of Iowa by winning from East Waterloo 24 to IT in the tourney finals last night. Other district tournament scores included the following: Fort Dodge 29, Algona 11; Fort Dodge 17, Boone 12; Cedar Rapids 27, Decorah 14; Davenport 45, Centerville 24, and Oskaloosa 36, Davenport 34. Allan Beck. F. C.: Goodman, F. H. Cotton and Willis G. C. Bagley were elected school directors in the schuol election yesterday. W. P. Smith returned to his home in Waterloo today after a few days business visit in the city. Ten Years Ago-St. Joseph'^ basketball team lost in the first round of the consolation tournament at Dubuque yesterday losing to Guttenberg 21 to 8. The Pedagogs defeated the Bulldogs 20 to 15 last night as Long and Grimsley led the faculty by scoring 15 of the 20 points. GENEVA--Spain has definitely decided to resign from the league of nations unless she is given a permanent seat on the council. Charles E. Hathorn, chief engineer of the Curtiss Airplane and Motor corporation of Buffalo, N. Y., arrived in. Mason City today for a visit with relatives. District tournament scores last night included the following: Newton 30, Keokuk 21; Webster City 3", Alta 15; West Waterloo 10, Clinton 7, and Washington (Cedar Rapids) -24, Dubuque 23. ALL OF US By MABSHiLL MASUQ* STRAIGHT TALK mROUBLE WITH you, fellow, is you never get up i any momentum. You think you're going places, but you're just drifting, that's all Any little thing, any trouble, any worry, any reproof, any criticism any doubt, any dull day, any fit of depression, brings you to a dead stop And then you have a hard time to get going again. And you don't use your dead stops for contemplation, for filling up your tank again You use them for glooming and sullen grouching and self-pity You expect life to come along and give you a push you haven't any lift, any go, in your own self. Isn't that a fact? You know very well it is But how's a fellow to get momentum if he's los^ it, if he never had any, if life's taken it out of him? Well, I've noticed that the people who have momentum always believe in something. They have a faith of some sort They believe in God, or they believe in other human beings--even those that aren'l born yet--or they believe in themselves Believ ing in himself sometimes makes a man do rather shabby or selfish or cruel things, but there's always the chance that a man who believes in himself will do something very fine and useful for the world Anc the world forgives and admires, because out of his momentum comes something worth keeping. So take my word for it unless you can gather wha I call momentum you'll waste your life What if you do waste it? It's yours, isn't it? It mat ters a lot if you waste it. This is the only life you have and it's a pity if you don't do anything with it And maybe your life isn't yours--you can't prove tha it is. As long as you live among other human be ings and they can see what you're doing and are in fluenced by you and your sour face, you don't belong just to yourself, you belong to everybody--just as everybody belongs to you Get that idea out o. your head and get going! OBSERVING \ MEDAL, PLEASE, FOR THIS FEDERAL BUREAU! suggest that a medal of some sort be struck off for the bureau of internal revenue. This agency certainly qualifies for citation by reason of its ingenious thrift exhibited in the past few weeks. When the potato control act died a parliamentary death the bureau found itself with a large supply of tax-paid potato stamps on its hands. The stamps had been struck off in anticipation of enforcement of the law which was repealed this year because it was considered auxiliary to the late AAA. What to do, burn them? That was the question. But then someone had a sparkling idea. Why not sell the stamps to philatelists--or, in the :ommon jargon, to stamp collectors. The idea clicked. The philatelists were glad of the opportunity to pay $5.18 a · set (face value) for the stamps which caused such a great furore for'a time. This seems to be the last word in any discussion of instances where defeat was turned into victory. --o-WHAT TO DO WHEN CLOTHING IS AFIRE am prompted to pass this along by my reflection on the fact that the season of rubbish fires--and the danger which it holds for children--lies just ahead. Youngsters seem to have an uncontrollable urge to take chances, leap through the flames, and the like. Discourage this practice, of course. But be ready to act if clothing catches fire. The most important thing, according to the National Safety council, is to keep a cool head. This may sound a little incongruous if your clothes are ablaze, but nevertheless many a life has been saved through quick thinking in emergencies. If you're with someone and his clothes catch fire, grab the nearest overcoat, blanket or rug and wrap aim in it to smother the flames. The victim's first move will probably be to run or jump up and down, so you might have to catch him first. If no material'is at hand in which to wrap the victim, tear off some part of your own clothing or slap at the flames with your hands. It's better to suffer a few burns yourself in an effort to save the victim's life. After you have put out the flames, call a doctor immediately. Apply baking soda paste to the burn by dusting it on the moist skin with a clean cloth. This will keep out the air and relieve the pain until the doctor arrives. . GRANT'S GREATNESS EXCEEDS THAT OF LEE 0M,. weary of hearing it re- SjS^ peated, without challenge, ^sP^ that Robert E. Lee was a greater general than U. S. Grant. I can't see it. While I regard General Lee as a great man, and a good man, I can't concede to him a superior greatness. The factor most neglected in glorifying Lee and discounting Grant is that the former was fighting on his home soil, the latter on Invaded soil. The advantage which goes to the defender as against the invader was marvelously well illustrated in Belgium's stiff defense against the German hordes in 1914. Invading forces are handicapped in at least two major respects. First, there's the handicap of not knowing the territory as the defending forces do. Second, there's the necessity of transporting food supplies and drinking water. Both of these considerations have been minimized in the appraisal which sets Robert E. Lee above U. S. Grant. O;-APPROACH TO SOUTH FEDERAL NEEDS FIXING am not going to feel that the Federal avenue paving project is anything like complete until that stretch between the south end of the new pavement and the rural concrete at the city's southern boundary is brought into presentable condition, by replacement or ample repair. At the present time its condition is only a degree or two short of abominable. Holes have been worn in it which make a motorist's eyeteeth chatter. The asphalt has outlived its usefulness. Once again it's proved that concrete is the one entirely satisfactory road surfacing material in Iowa, with its weather extremes. But that isn't the point of this, item. What I'm hoping is that the $125,000 allocation for further expenditure on Federal avenue won't run out before proper attention is given to this south stretch as well as to the north, of where the new pavement ends. WHERE FREEDOM OF PRESS IS NO MORE -,--.^ offer this excerpt out of a i|p|5 recent general order to edi- Cgt*'* tors in Italy as a suggestion what might happen in America if freedom of the press were ever abridged: "Take no notice of the neutrality bill or the attitude of the United States toward oil sanctions. "In news from London and Paris avoid any illusion which might seem unpleasant for Germany. ·..: ·'! "Treat as negligible, all news; reaching you on the subjects""bf." Anglo-French negotiations concerning military agreement and understanding." Answers to Questions . By FREDERIC 3. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE--A reader can get the answer to any question of fact by writ- Ins Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington. D. C. Please inglose three (3) cents tor reply. What is one who talks in Ws sleep, called? J. K. A somniloquist. How many die from cancer in U. S- Death rate averages 300 a day. Why was the peninsula of southern Greece named for Pelops? E. H. Pelops was a Phrygian prince, grandson of Jupiter. Expelled from Phrygia, he came to Elis where he married Hippodamia, daughter of Oenomaus, whom he succeeded on the throne. By means of the .wealth he brought with him, his influence became so great in the peninsula that it was called Peloponnese, the island of Pelops. What trade did Samuel Gompers, first president of the American Federation of Labor, follow in his youth? B. K. He was a cigar maker. How much does it cost major baseball cluhs to maintain training; camps? E. B. From $25,000 to 550,000. How many of the Koosevelt, family have been assistant secretary of the navy? K. ,T. Five: Theodore Roosevelt, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Theodore Douglas Robinson," a nephew of Theodore Roosevelt, and the late Henry Latrobe Roosevelt. How many times has the Graf Zeppelin crossed the Atlantic ocean? L. K. The Graf Zeppelin has crossed, with the end of last year's flight schedule, the North and South Atlantic 109 times. An extended schedule for regular service to South America is planned for the season of 1936. Give directions for using epsom salts in place of starch. E. 3. For orgazidie or voiJc, or any light weight material, · add five tablespoons of epsom salts to two quarts of hot water. Add one-half-cupful or more of the mixture to a small amount of rinse water. How large, are the theater and restaurant on the Queen Mary? L. K. The lounge will have a stage for dramatic performances for which it can seat more than 400 persons. This salon is 100 feet long, 70 feet wide, and in height extends through three decks. It can also be used as a ballroom. The restaurant, nearly 'half an acre in area, will seat 815 persons. Docs it take more electricity to pla.v a radio loud than in a low tone? A. A. It does not take any more electric current to operate a radio in full tone than in a soft tone. To whom is the title, reverend, given? P. E. To ordained clergymen. A woman who is an ordained minister also is iven the title. When was Frank Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger" first published? J. M. "The Lady or the Tiger" first appeared in The Century Magazine in 1SS2. Did Peter Cooper, founder of Cooper Union in New York, ever run for president? H. M. In 1876 the Independent party nominated him for president and he received nearly 100,000 votes. How much cotton can be picked by one person in one day? M. O. The bureau of agricultural economics says the amount varies according to the capacity of the worker, type of cotton, weather and possibly other factors. In a sparse field, 100 pounds a day is a good picking. In a good field of cotton with long staples and small bolls, 150 pounds may be picked. In a good field of cotton with a short staple, as many as 400 to 500 pounds may be picked in a day. A minimum may be placed at 60 pounds with a maximum of from 500 to 600 pounds--the average probably being around 250 pounds of cotton a day. A NEW MAP No need to explain to the children why the geography is a few years out of date. Have a new, correct, complete map of the United States in every schoolroom. Our Washington Information bureau has just published such a map, and offers it at a cost and handling charge of 10 cents. It is complete in five colors, 21 by 28 inches, and has full up-to-date statistics on the back, showing areas, population, federal standard time zones, distances, money, farm and trade statistics, historical data, pictures of the capitol and other government buildings, and a map of the heart of the city of Washington. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling. Use coupon: Mason City Globe-Gazetta 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.) ii'1

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