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FEBRUARY 27 ! 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE QJlp? (Eity (globe - A Xee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITt GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123\East State St. Telephone No. 3800 WILL. F. MUSE Editor W. EAJRL HALL, Managing Editor LEE: P. LOOMIS .Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PUESS 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 BATES Dally, per year 57.00 Dally, per week 15 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Daily, per year by carrier $7.00 Dally, per week by carrier 15 Daily, per year by mall 4,00 6 months, 52.25; 3 months, ?1.25; 1 month .00 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6.00 6 months $3.25 3 months 1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter Music is the poetry of the air. PAUL KICHTER AN INTERESTING PROPOSAL A BILL introduced by the Marshall county representative would put into the new fourth congressional district the following counties: Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Floyd, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Howard, Franklin, Mitchell, Webster, Winnebago, Worth and Wright.' To a considerable extent this follows the lines oÂ£ the district which existed some fifty years ago before Iowa's representation in the lower house of congress was increased from 9 to 11. This district would have the merit of being compact. While the population is slightly larger than that of any other oÂ£ the 9 proposed districts, the difference is so small that it is scarcely to be considered seriously. More important is the fact that the interests of the 14 counties involved are about as near identical as they could be. One able congressman could give fair representation to every section of the district without resorting to inconsistency of policy or action. Under the Rylauder plan, the third district would consist, roughly, of the eastern counties of the present third and fourth districts. The counties lying to the west of the proposed fourth district and including Kossuth, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson. Emmet, Humboldt, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac and Sioux, would become the ninth district. Missouri river counties stretching from Pottawattarnie to Woodbury would be the eighth district. Central counties with Polk as a nucleus would be the sixth district and the fifth would be made up of Benton, Grundy, Iowa, Jasper, Linn, Marion, Marshall, Poweshiek and Tama counties. From a casual study of this proposal, there seems little to which one can object. Obviously the controlling thot has been the geography and the population rather jhan the partisan politics involved. Certainly Â· that .must be accepted as;a virtue. , , " : ^- . , . All of which reminds us that the most interesting item of business on the agenda of the present state assembly has not yet been taken up in a formal way. Just wait until the question of relieving two of Iowa's congressmen of their jobs gets under active discussion. Pressure will be applied from fifty different directions. But here's hoping that the legislators may keep before them the idea that there are more important items to be considered than the maintaining of a job for a hungry congressman. Â·Â· i Â· A SLOW-MOVING REVOLT /r-Â»HE newest move in Spain's slow-time revolution is Â·*Â· the selection 1 by the king of a cabinet of monarch^ ists who announce that they will call parliamentary elections and a constitutional assembly to revise the constitution--on the basis of a monarchy. In effect, Alfonso has split the difference with the critical republican and socialist elements which have been demanding a clean slate and no interference in sketching the future form of government for Spain. The king now offers a new slate and pencil, but he has written in the retention of the monarchy as a requisite not to be questioned. Two weeks ago the king was trying to get a cabinet together that would undertake to put this program across, with no takers. Last week he seemed to have capitulated, and called in a republican leader, Sanchez Guerra, but recently a political exile after a prison term. But the king's confidence seems to have picked up a little of late, and now he is trying to withdraw some of his earlier concessions. The explanation is that, apparently, he has made a deal with the leader of the turbulent Catalans, and by promising them autonomy has drawn them away from the anti-monarchist groups. Catalonia has never admitted that it is Spanish, and its capital, Barcelona, the most modern and progressive city of Spain, has always been a revolutionary hotbed. Self-government under the monarchy, after the fashion of the Irish Free State, might deprive the Spanish republicans of Catalan support. The king's new move is not yet a proved success. The republican and socialist elements have not yet announced their position. They may refuse to participate in the elections, and so discredit the program. Or they may "start something." The odd thing about the Spanish situation is the apparent indifference of the general public. This accounts for the dragging tempo of the conflict. Revolutions usually sweep along wi'ih rapid developments; in Spain only the politicians take any interest. They play the game of revolution like a chess-game by telegraph. CerLainly there is nothing tempestuous about the Spanish "fight" for liberty. A PAGE FROM THE PAST, AMID the rarest of the Spanish-American war tro- "Â· phies, the 86-year old widow of Admiral George Dewey died in Washington. Her home, the gift of her father, Washington McLean, was opened during the Grant administration. There amid the brocades of the nineties, Mrs. Mildred McLean Dewey lived and died. She had spent her last years quietly, reading continually, receiving few callers, and gazing from her stately windows at the procession of progress at the capital which was advancing to her very doorstep. Perhaps her name will be forever sublimated by that of her famous husband,-yet Mrs. Dewey was a personality in her own right. She was the daughter of :he publisher of the once potent Cincinnati Enquirer. Her fluency at languages made her a familiar figure at many European courts. She chatted in French and German with a remarkable facility, even until her last days. Mrs. Dewey's Washington residence was a veritable museum of Admiral Dewey's triumphs. In it rested the sword which congress gratefully granted the admiral; his admiral's flag which was one of three to fly from an American warship; the great loving cup which 70,000 dimes bought for Dewey; books of clippings reflecting the Dewey hysteria following his victory at Manila bay. All these had been tenderly preserved for posterity since Dewey died fourteen years ago. Now her death seals the last chapter of a period as triumphant as it was tragic in history. OTHER EDITORS NO MILITARY-MINDEDNESS ~L. H. Henry in Charles City Press: It strikes us that the point is not well taken against, the military drill at our colleges and universities. The objection oe course is a worthy one if the menace against peace existed in these drills by cultivating the war spirit, but as we have before stated, we defy anyone to find a young man who has passed these military maneuvers that will express a desire to engage in warfare. That is the real test, and all talk to the contrary is imaginary and fictitious. If this country was a kingdom or an empire and had a war lord at the head of the state who desired to add to his possessions thru conquest then these companions and battalions of young men might be conscripted into military service to rob his neighbor of a portion of his domain, but that cannot very well be done in a republican form of government, for when this country engages in war the first act in the drama or tragedy is initiated by the president and he does not call for college graduates but on every able bodied man within a certain age, and as a rule the volunteers do not come from that source but from those who have never entered the poztals of such an institution. The drill gives the boys exercise and in the proper way; it teaches discipline nad cultivates an easy carriage, but it does not develop a desire for war or anything even approaching it. This agitation is something of a fad; but if there is a desire to eliminate something worthwhile from college outdoor activities why not start a campaign against the brutal game of football where no one but a young man with a good strong neck, muscular arms and husky biceps has any busÂ£ ness taking part, but any young man able to carry a gun can join the company drill and without danger to his physical organization, while football sports some times get killed or injured for life. A REPLY TO CRITICISM OF LEGION Iowa Lcgiomiire: The Decorah Journal says "to establish Legionnaires as a superior class, custodians of the patriotism of America, arbiters of foreign policy and domestic righteousness, would be ridiculous if it haan't already proved so disastrous." Observing that Legionnaires are no better than boys ten years their junior or men 20 years their senior, the Journal adds that the Legion is a mighty power, which could do Immeasurable good if properly directed, but the Journal feels that the power has been misused. Perhaps, in a few respects, but it has been rightly used to much more, that no other American organza- tion or institution begins to compare with it in service to the disabled and veterans' needy dependents As for policies adopted, every- Legionnaire may speak what he thinks in meeting. If the majority heat him he should accept the verdict in good sportsmanship ]ust like the Journal editor did once when he pleadec. fervently for a cause before more than 200 Legionnaires assembled at random from posts in his district and got only one vote--his own. Legionnaires have no corner on patriotism but it so happens they have a bigger baptism of it than most persons who have never been in war service. HARD TO KEEP COSTS DOWN Atlantic News-Telegraph: The governor is findin^ out what everyone who has observed the operation of general assembles in Iowa and every other state to any extent might have told him long ago. The talk about saving money for taxpayers is old stuff. We have heard it ever since we have been able to read the AB-C s and 1 up to the present moment we have never seen a Igislature yet whose members practiced the economy of wich they prated so loudly. The present general assembly has been so mindful of the people's money that they employed almost a hundred extra clerks to keep down expense. Likewise the attempt to repeal the $500 expense graft passed by the former legislature went the way of all flesh. And these are but two instances. It Is no wonder Governor Turner is exercised on the proposition. Pledged' as an exponent of economy, the governor finds that the legislature is not so hot for the saving. He is all dressed up with no piace to go. This legislature is acting just like all legislatures have acted and like all legislatures in the future will act. It is the same old story. Doubtless somebody should do something about it. The governor wants somebody to do something about it. What will be done nbottt it will be what has always been done about it- nothing. MOVEMENT TOWARD CONSOLIDATION Charles City Press: Newspaper consolidation no doubt encouraged by the present condition of business is moving along with rapidity. Recently the Hampton Recorder was absorbed by the Chronicle; then cnme the New Hampton Tribune and Gazette, uniting'their plants and subscription lists, and the latest is the sale of the Waterloo Daily Tribune, always a breezy and most excellent paper, to the Waterloo Courier, all of which is conforming to the modern trend. Formerly each political party and each faction had to be represented, but in these clays of linotype machines and perfection presses, newspapers have become too expensive for playthings. Â· COCK-EYED NEWS VALUES? Marshalltown Timcs-Repuhlicnn: The scandal attack on the university and its president carries the high headlines. The announcement that a medical investigator of the university has discovered new and effective treatment for diabetic patients gets notice among the minor news of the day. Is that significant of something? Or a just estimate of values? JUST FOLKS ~lÂ»y i:i)GAR A. GUKST- PRE.TUDICE He carried it around for years, As tho it were a thing to keep; At night before he went to sleep He'd take the old grudge by the ears And shake it in his memory That it was still alive to see. A little wrong- done long ago By one who now could be his friend, Yet he continued to the end Remembering that trivial blow, And waiting for a chance to strike Again at him he didn't like. His judgment narrowed to the core, When others praised he turned aside And to his foe all worth denied. The little wrong of years before Still lived with him and seemed to be A wall past which he couldn't see. When prejudice lays hold of man It cripples reason, narrows sight, And kills the subtle sense of right. They only stand four-square who can Forget small injuries and forgive And for the present purpose liv* THE OLD HOME TOWN .By Stanley I YES SIR.'.- ITS A PERFECTLY 3OOD LOTTERY TICKET ON THE JA21MANIAN SWEEPSTAKES 1OOO P112ST PRVZ.E SURE HAVE THE KIQHT CATE- 8UT THE VvfcONQ MARKED 1923 '.',', START THAT MOP AROUND THE DIN1NQ ROOM FLOOI5JI WHAT IS YOlill UllKSTIONJ Whatever It may he, unlras It be a requent (or Ircal, mnllctil or financial ndtlrr, It ivlll IH: iinnven-il without cnpit to you. Vein will receive the n-ply In u ocnonal Inter. Write your qiiMllon clearly nnil briefly. ltirhiÂ»o 2 cent titiuMi* for return postage and nililrens the Glolie-Garettc Information Bureau, I'reelerle ,1. llaKkln, Director, WiilliIiiKKin, n. O. THE PORTER AT THB HAP CAfeEFUL.tM' ASARCHED AU_ THE SPORT PAC5ES FOR AN IMP^RTTANT EVENT HE WAS /NTET5ESTED IN WHEN MEL POTTS BUTTED /M -- DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. I). Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Cleinienlnj; cannot, dlaynoae or give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions arc of general Interest, however, they will lie taken up, In order, In the dally column. Address your queries lo Dr. Logan ClcndeninB, care of The tllolje-GazeUe. Write legibly and not more limn 200 words. CHRONIC INVALIDISM DISCOURAGED "yHERE are a great many people, indeed a great 1 many families, who should go en masse to Miss Katharine Cornell's play, "The Barretts of Wlmpole Street." If they do not happen to be in New York or any other city where it is playing, they should get the book of the play and read it. I recommend this as a method of treatment. It is n, very pleasant kind of dose, I should say, because the play is one of thrilling interest, and the mere sight and sound of Miss Cornell is a kind of glory in itself..' "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" concerns itself with the household of Edward Barrett, the father of the poetess Elizabeth Barrett, at the time when Robert Browning proposed marriage to her. Miss Barrett had always been aup- _ posed to be an invalid. She spent Â·Â« most of her time on a couch in n semi-darkened room. She was al- to have something the matter ,,, * . . _ .- -~t -" . . ~ . v . o ^ i i i u m i i i g lue mu.ll.ur with her spine. She was guarded against all shock, all excitement, all the incidents of the outside world I his myth that she was unable to endure the experience of life was fostered largely by her father He was a. curious sort of domestic tyrant, common enough well meaning enough perhaps, and convinced of his own nghtness, but in reality as cruel as if his heart had been made of flint. Elizabeth was constantly reminded that she was too weak or sickly for ordinary activities, of the dreadful consequences which might follow breaking her imprisonment. She lived, as Chostcrson says, in that "most poisonous and degrading of all atmospheres--a medical atmosphere." I thoroly agree with him. Everyone must know 20 or more families who breathe such an air-homes where medicine bottles litter the cupboards where aloes and aspirin are consumed by the hogshead, and death and disease skulk about the furniture Medical man tho I am, I believe that for such people the doctrine of our brothers, the Christian Scientists would be a wholesome thing. In the case of Elizabeth Barrett, the proof of the pudding is known. She threw off the miasm of her fathers house, she left her couch and her darkened room, and eloped with Robert Browning. For 16 years she lived a free and healthy life, she bore him a child Never once in all those crowded years was there any suggestion that her "spine" was any worse than anybody else's, or that it was in any way necessary for her health to be confined to bed in Wimpoie Street Hint gently to some of your friends who live in a medical atmosphere that they go to see this play. Of course it cannot be guaranteed how much good it will do them. The tenacity with which some people cling to a life of invalidism is a perpetual wonder. I understand the surviving members of the Barrett family protested violently when the play was produced in London. So I gather they are still at It, and in dank corners of silent English houses they meet and complain in whispers that Spirits of Ammonia are not mixed as strong as they used to be. EARLIER DAYS ticlng a Dally Compllnllon of Interesting Heim f r o m the "Twenty Years Ago" Flics of the Citobe-Uazettc. 1'EIt. 27, 1011 The Ben Hurs *vill hold an open meeting at the Elks hall Friday evening, March 3. Supreme Organizer W. H. Owen of Crawfordsville, Ind., and State Manager W. B. McGinnis of Waterloo will be here. Be a live wire and show your loyalty to the noble order. Be sure and come. Bring your friends. Music by Orphans Home orchestra. Speeches and readings by several others. Come out. Committee. Business on the Milwaukee has taken quite a slump the past few days and some of the young engineers rather than take their chances running extra have taken the passenger runs firing until business revives again. The Penelope club was delightfully entertained yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. BYed Cotton, East State street. Mrs. Cotton is not a member of the club but owing to her many invitations from them, she chose this way of showing her appreciation and entertained them in one of their moat delightful sessions. During the afternoon Mrs. Allen continued her reading from the book, "Clover Betsy." Dinner was served shortly after 6 o'clock the guests being waited upon by the Misses Harriett, Elizabeth and Eunice Cotton assisted by Miss Helen Beemcr. Little fiag place curds made a pretty decoration and the feast delighted the eyes and mouths of the guests. In addition to the regular club membership Mesdames Ernest Hitchcock, G. N. Beemer, C. L. Marston and Mrs. Stone, the latler a guest of Mrs. J. H. Wheeler, were entertained and enjoyed with the others the role of hostess as carried by Mrs. Cotton. Dr. C. M. Swale has withdrawn hia name as candidate for councilman from Ihe third ward and has announced his candidacy an alderman at large. As long as John Stanton was a possible candidate for alderman at large Dr. Swale did not wish to enter the list as he would but oppose Mr. Stanton but now that the latter is a candidate for mayor, he feels at liberty to announce his candidacy for alderman at large. Don't ruin your children's health by permitting them to spend all their pennies for candy and sweetmeats. Let the Commercial Savings bank provide you with steel banks for your children which will save their health and money. Attorney John Scnneff of Britt was among the out of town business callers in this city today. E. R. Bogardus, architect, office 219 North Main street, upstairs. Miss Stella Adams is hostess this evening to the Bridge club at her home on West State street. Grand clearance sale of pianos and organs at the Trafford company. Arthur Pickford, representative from this county, who has been attending the legislature sessions, returned home Saturday for a week's stay. The high school basketball teams leave for Decorah Friday where they will play return games with the Decorah teams there Friday night. The teams will return Saturday. I am a. candidate for the mayor of Mason City and respectfully solicit your patronage. John Stanton. J. M. White of St. Cloud, Minn., is in the city today. Mr. White has accepted the position of assistant general manager for this district of the International Harvester company with William Heath, general manager. Mr. White has been with the company several years. Q. Which cnn go faster, n man on roller slcutcs or one on ice skates? M. r. H. A. The ice skating record is better. The roller skating record for one-half mile is 1 minute 20 4-5 seconds; ice skating, l minute and 13 seconds. Q. Are more passengers lost at son or on triilns? P. S. A. About 4,500,000 passengers nre carried on vessels subject to inspection for one passenger lost. On railroads 201,000 are curried to one lost. (J. Has Lindbergh ever had tn take to Â« p;iriicliii(c! while flying? M. W. D. A. He has made four emergency jumps. Q. What became of tlie Monitor and tho Mcrrinmc? K. S. A. The Monitor was lost in a. gale off Cape Hntterns. Dec. 31, 1862; the Merrimac was sunk by her captain after federal troops gained control of Norfolk on May 9, 1862. CJ. Must revenue bills and appropriation bills originate in tho house of representatives of congress? S. M. K. A. Yes. II is customary for appropriation bills lo originate there also. ,This, however, is not necessary. Q. How erncd lit the present time" A. J. F. A. By a governor general appointed by the British crown under a mandate awarded to Great Britain by the league of nations. Q. What influom'i's one':-, stumhml of living? A. E. S. A. A great many things. Amon the most important are income, education and environment. At this time, the question of income is receiving the most attention because of the large amount of unemployment which is prevalent Uiruout the country. In connection with this you will be interested in article? appearing in the Survey Graphic during the early part of the past is the Holy Land gov- year. Q. How many children in TJ. arc especially miiurt. 1 .' L. (1. H. A. About i.DOO.OOO. Q. How olii is St.. John Urvinc, English rtram:i(ist? Â«. W. L. A. He will be 48 this year. Q. Should u person UnoeU before opening a door into a business office? H. H. A. Tho door is opened wilhoul knocking. Q. now old Is Selh Parker? V. B. A. Phillips H. Lord, who created the character of Seth Parker, is 28 years old. Q. Where is the largest closed auditorium in America? F. H. A. The new convention hall in Atlantic City has a seating capacity of 40,000. This includes 30,000 on :he floor and stage and 10,000 iu the balcony. Q. What, is tlin Iciifflh of Browning's poem, "Tho Ring and tho ISook?" R. B. A. It has 20,93-1 lines. Q. Who is restoring Robert E. Lee's curly home? M. ,1. IJ. A. It is the intention of tho Daughters of the Confederacy to restore Stratford-on-lhe-Potomac, the birthplace oC Robert E. Lee. It is snid to be the largest mansion in the state of Virginia, and is the only example of this particular old English type of home in America, It was built in 1723 and 1730. Q. What ucTOUntiign of tho originally planted agricultural crop Is a complete failure due to adverse conditions, such us cxtrcmo we(, cx- trcmo dry or hail storms? W. W. A. Formal estimates of abandonment are made by the department of agriculture for only two crops-winter wheat, for which the 10 yenr average abandonment has been 12.1 per cent, equivalent to 0,245,000 acres per year; cotton, for which the 10 year average estimated abandonment has been 3.4 per cent, equivalent to 1,430,000 acres a year. Average abandonment for remaining crops probably does not exceed JIAI average of 1.5 per cent a year, which would be equivalent lo approximately 4,300,000 acres. V. M. Q. Why is o'clock spelled with un apostrophe? C. (}. II. A. The apostrophe represents the omission of letters. O'clock is tt contraction of the words, of tlie clock. Q. In what way is snow beneficial? C. A. L. A. It is n. conductor of heat so it protects the ground from cooling while the temperature of the air nt the surface of the snow is below freezing. As its presence lessens fluctuations of the temperature of the air, it la naturally beneficial to plants. It provides necessary moisture. When the snow melts in the spring the volume of water in rivers is increased. The presence of snow on mountains has an important effect on climate. Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America FISHING (Read Liiltc 5:1-11. Text, Lufcc 5:10.) Fear not, from henceforth thou shnlt catch men. What a promotion! From one of the humblest of callings to that which is the greatest! And yet Peter's undoubted talent had been well schooled in the art to which he was to give the remainder of hia life. The patience required, the hazards encountered, the persistence called for, these had all been excellent training for the work before him. Peter was still to be a fisher, but a fisher of men. He had just shown a readiness to try again after repeated failure. How often he would need that heroic quality in the years aheadl We also are to be fishers of men. Do we know the art? Or do we thresh the waters to frighten the fish away? "Being crafty, I caught y o u - w i t h guile," said Paul After failure will we try again? For Peter fishing was not a pastime; it was business. We are much too casual in our practice of the great art. Only wet nets catch fish. I'raynr: Increase, O God, the faith and the zeal of all Thy people, that they may more earnestly desire, find more diligently seek, the salvation of their fellowmen, thru the message of Thy love in Jesus Christ our Lord. In His name. Amen. YOLTRE THE JUDGE Â·"THE ALDERMEN of Hitchville Prairie were in sol- 1 emn deliberation. One alderman, gaining the floor, took occasion to sail into the tactics of a certain public officer ami in the end wound up with some highly uncomplimentary statements concerning him. The meeting was fully "covered" by the two town newspapers. One of the newspapers. The Evening Blast, thot enough of the speech and the attack to make special display of it in the following day's edition. When that paper came out it carried the speech of the alderman virtually verbatim. The officer thus attacked, upon reading the verbatim report in The Blast, became very angry. It was one thing to be attacked on the floor of the council; it was another thing to have the attack reproduced for the entire town. The officer, therefore, filed suit for libel. How would you decide- this case? Make up your mind before you read the decision? BO-BROADWAY Tly JOSEPH VAN KAALTE" N EV Â· I ' m EW YORK, Feb. 27.--Accord- g to an observant captain of detectives, at least 50,000 men and women, mentally der.inged, daily walk the streets of New York. Brain specialists agree that because law and public practice have lagged behind medicine in the regulation of insanity, there are many more mentally diluted persons outside of insane hospitals than in such institutions. And most of them are to be found serving on juries. That's the only charitable theory that can be advanced to explain some of the recent Tammany Town verdicts by juries in cases where accused city officials were involved. pUARD THE LAMBS--Terror vJ Stalks Among the Wolves of Wall Street following announcement of the appointment of Miss Dorothy Smith to a posl: in the attorney general's office. Miss Smith's job will be to discourage, dissuade, disgruntle and otherwise discomfit t h e Get-Rich-Quiclt-Wallingfurds who exploit their unwary brothel's in' phony stock deals. Hundreds of millions of dollars, every year, are coaxed from the pockets of greedy fools by dealers i n "guilt-edge" securities. It's worse than useless, authorities have comic section!" found, to try lo safeguard a - sap bent upon being trimmed. So tho next thing is being tried--putting tlie stock racketeer out of business. Dorothy Smith, who is president of Marymount College Alumnae Association, in accept.ing her new post, relinquishes a large and lucrative private law practice. Sho takes up her labors in the Attorney General's office thoroly equipped by temperament and training. H IS CREED IN COLOR--I heard, a story recently about a little, boy who said to his governess: "Is this the Lord's Day?" "No, darling," said the governess, "this is not Sunday. This is Friday." The little lad sighed and returned to his playthings with laggard feet. Tho following clay he asked the same question; and the governess said lo the parlor-maid: "Little Joe has a soul too pure and holy for this world." On Sunday the query was again advanced and the governess replied : "Yes, my darling child, this 13 indeed the Lord's Day." "Hot dawg!" cried Joe. "Hustle out, will you, and get me n, colored Who's Who and Timely Views WOULD USE PRISON LAKOU TO DEVELOP FORESTS By I'HILIP F. LAFOLLKTTK Governor of Wisconsin. Philip F. I.nKcillcttc. snti til Ihu l.ilv K c n a l c i r Rolicrt. I.nFol!cl(c, nm] brother nt Senator U n h u r t I.nKollLllc. Jr., wiia lÂ«rn nt M n i l h r m . Wld.. in lfi!Â»7. He Is a i;rad- mite of tlie Unlvrr.slty or \VlscnnsUi, \'.'|I(.TH 1m Inter l^i:turi!'l In tin; Inw Hchriol. A f t e r practicing law a fe^' ye.irs hi- WIIA elccU-il i l j s t r l c t n t t n r n c y of Pane county. He was elected governor of Wisconsin In tlie- atilumn of liini), r u n n i n g an a pro^refislve republican, lie haa u-.-IUcn \viilrly f Â« i r l.aFulleltc'.-j M f i K a z l n e , founded by hl.i f a t h e r . A : The qecl.ilon: The conn held aRaln.il him. The Jntlses reasoned thus: A f a i t h f u l report In a newspaper of a debate In a legislative body containing matter disparaging lo tlie character of a f.eruon spoken during the d e b a t e character has thus hern hrot Int. actionable by the parly who.ic nufstlon. Full publicity to the proceedings of leKlalatlve hodlca is far more Important to the community than the protection of anyone's character even Iho that person may suffer from It. I N IMPORTANT decision of policy is reflected in the determination of the expenditures for Wisconsin's penal institutions. They are dangerously overcrowded. Jn making provision for the in- m a t e s of the penal, there are three principles to be followed: 1. Any employment should add to the physical development and well-being of the i n m a t e s , a n d should be free from the possibility of exploitation for private gain. 2. The resulting- p r o d u c t should not be Governor Philip La Follctle placed in competition with products produced by free labor. 3. The employment should be of such a character as to convince the inmates that they are making sonic permanent c o n t r i b u t i o n wealth of the state. to the In preparing the recommendations for appropriations for the penal institutions, these general principles were applied to the im- mediate and urgent problem of tha prison population. We sought tr avoid in these recommendations the mere expansion of prison buildings. It seems unsound and wasteful for tho -state to buy land and construct expensive hiiilriing.s to house prisoners--most of whom came and will return to homes in this state--when we havo thousands of acres of land in urgent need of useful development. The present liability that the stato and its subdivisions posses in theil' vast areas of cut-over land can bo turned into an asset in meeting tho problem of the crowded prisons. Private capital cannot provide tha f u n d s necessary to do- certain forestry work which the Conservation commission feels would be valuable nltho entirely impracticable from the point of view of immediate) commercial profit. Tliis will be good for the men. It will he a benefit to our officials charged w i t h Ihe maintenance of our prisons. Tt will be a great economy for the taxpayers, and in the years to come state forests will yield a large return if this policy is well planned and carefully continued. People will be interested in seeing the misdeeds of the prsent transformed into the stately public) forests of the future.