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MASON GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY s m 1937 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A; W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every \Veok Day by the -· MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANX ,321-123 East Stale Street Telephone No. 3800 JLEE P. LOOMIS - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class matter April 17, 1930. at the post- cttlce at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBRn. ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively cn- atlnd In the use lor publication ul jil] news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all luca . ftcws. Full leased wire service by Untied Press. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DCS blolnes news end business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear Lake. by the year S7.GO by the week S .15 OUTSIDE MASON C1TV AND CLEAR LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITV Per year by carrier 57.00 By mail 6 months S2.25 Per week by carrier S .15 By mall 3 months sl.25 Per year by mail ..54,00 By mail 1 month S .50 OUTSIDE HID MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year.. .86.00 Six months.. S3.25 Three months.. .51.75 IN AM, STATES OTHER T H A N lOtt'A AND MINNESOTA Per yr. .56.00 6 months.-S4.50 3 months .$2.50 1 month, .s. 1.00 A University's Role T)RESIDENT E. A. GILMORE of the University of ·^ Iowa in an address to graduates of the University of Iowa recently stressed the point that the "real'university . . . is an intellectual and spiritual thing," a thing unseen and unseeable--a "common heritage and a common aspiration, the combined memory and hope of thousands who have been here before you." To quote further: "It embodies the accumulated learning wisdom and experience of mankind. The extent to which you have entered into possession o£ this invisible university is the measure of the value of your sojourn here. The outward symbol of an academic degree means nothing unless it is accompanied by a real change in inner life, unless the recipient of the degree has really embodied in his own life these invisible and intangible things for which the university stands. · . "My sincere hope, therefore, is that as you go out from the university tonight you will carry with you not merely memories of pleasant associations and friendships, but deep and abiding satisfaction in the confident possession of the essential things of life. There is no one word that expresses completely this larger meaning of the university. Frequently it is called 'culture.' Until someone finds a better word, this may be used to describe those intangible values which the university should ever seek to impart to its students and for which its students should ever strive. In ..the language of August Declos, the French educator, real 'culture' means: " 'An understanding quickened and deepened; a breadth of outlook; a catholicity of sympathies; a refinement of taste; an appreciation of beauty; a delicacy of feeling; a sense of measure; a modesty of judgment; a critical habit of mind; the habit of talcing nothing for granted, of thinking for one's self, that habit which is the very soul of liberty; the habit of sincere, unbiased approach to any problem and the undaunted pursuit of its ultimate solution in a real scientific spirit; a proper and balanced conception of the various Uses o£ life, of its graces, as well as its utilities.' "May such culture be your possession as you leave the university for the world of large and varied activities." It's an ott-repeated view of President Gilmore - t h a t a university's prime function is to educate its students, not merely to train them. Its function is not to rebuild the national system of political science or economics, as he sees it, but rather to give students the capacity in themselves to determine some day what is right and what is wrong in the world about them. It is extremely easy for us to ihink that Doctor Gilmore is a smart man--lie agrees with us in so many things! About the Brugh Family ARLINGTON BRUGH--Robert Taylor to you-** who lives in a pretentious Beverly Hills home, with a reputed $3,500 per week salary, is Nebraska's chief claim to nobility. The star's mother, Mrs. Ruth Brugh, lives with him in his movie mansion. As Arlington Brugh--the great lover of Greta Garbo's "Carnille"--and Jean Harlow have just returned from Washington, where they had been white house guests for.the president's birthday ball festivities, the nation learned of another Brush back home. T. E. Saunders, county assistance director in Beatrice, Nebr., reported that Jacob A. Brugh of Holmesville, the screen star's parental grandfather, had been returned to the relief rolls as a $16 a month pensioner. I. B. Tolen, Nebraska old age assistance director, said in Lincoln that a registered letter he sent to Taylor in an effort "to make him realize his responsibility" for his grandparent was .returned unclaimed from Hollywood. Dissension in the family was blamed for Taylor's grandfather being made ' a public charge. At Hollywood, movie officials were hard put* for an explanation. Taylor' finally alibied: "Mother and I have always been glad to help grandfather in every way possible. We have not been advised about the present situation, but we will make sure that it is not necessary for him to seek other assistance." Last fall when Robert Taylor returned to his home town in triumph, Director Saunders of the Gage county assistance office saw him at his home. Taylor gave him $20, paid a $15 coal bill, and bought some groceries for his grandparent. The relief director said that Taylor promised to arrange help for his aged grandfather, but nothing was forthcoming. There seems fo be a considerable gap among the Brughs between Hollywood mansions and Holmesville relief rolls. In his climb, Robert Taylor seems to have forgotten a v good many things. One would think that a top-salaried picture hero could do more for his grandfather than an occasional order of groceries and a $15 coal bill. Scouting 27 Years Old ·DOY SCOUTS,' 1,300,000 strong, in the week ·*·* ahead will be celebrating the twenty-seventh anniversary of scouting. During this period of more than a quarter ol a century, approximately seven million boys and men have come under the influence of the scout ideals and its constructive program. Dr. James E. West, chief executive, touches the keynote objective when he says: "If on the simple basis of the scout oath and law and sturdy leadership, it can build up character, create a higher civic sense and help youth find its vocational place, will not a more solid foundation for future citizenship bo laid?" Scouting has shown remarkable strides of recent years. Under proper leadership, it should became a great force in the civic training of the 'American youth. FOREIGN AFFAIRS By MARK BVEKS EFFECTIVE NEUTRALITY LAW NOT EASif TO AKRIVE AT OONGHESS is getting down to brass tacks on v " American economic and neutrality policies, and is finding the going a little rougher than apparently had been expected. It is relatively easy to speak in sweeping generalities about the advisability ol increasing international trade, and of course to denounce war and demand that the United States stay out of any future European conflicl by law is even simpler. But when it conies to weighing possibilities and deciding just how to bring about such desirable results, difficulties pop up on all sides. A strong contingent of both democratic and ic- publican senators demands that neutrality legislation be adopted which shall be mandatory and leave the president no discretion. At the outbreak of war they proposed that he be required to issue a proclamation embargoing trade with all belligerents. Some think that we should permit trade with nations who can bring cash for purchases, and take them away in their own ships--so that neither American credit nor American shipping interests become involved. Others would simply put up the bars on any and all trade. As usual, such blanket legislation looks less hopeful .on close inspection of. its implications. At a hearing before the house military affairs committee Bernard Baruch pointed out that if we serve notice on foreign powers that they cannot buy needed supplies here, we may expect an.answer in kind. · And many orators probably have not considered the fact that this country does not produce a]J that it needs in war. We have no domestic source of nickel, tin and rubber, and little manganese and mica. We have neither coffee nor tea of our own and not enough sugar. And, as Sir Walter Runciman is said to have pointed out emphatically to President Hoosevelt and Secretary Hull, that sort of complete neutrality embargo would be directly opposed to the reciprocal trade agreement policy so favored by the administration. Congressmen and senators, like all o£ us anxious to quarantine the country against the next war, are beginning to scratch their heads over such knotty problems. There is not,' indeed, any automatic formula for keeping out of war. Protections against known dangers set up other dangers not at- first perceived. We can only be sure of peace for the United States when we can be sure of peace abroad. And any steps we take to meddle with matters abroad in the interests of peace are in themselves entangling and dangerous. # * IT M'ASN'T A CASE OF MR. RUNCIMAN "DROPPING IN" /·pHE fiction that Sir Walter Runciman just -*- dropped in to see President Roosevelt as an old friend, on a trip to Canada, has now been sensibly forgotten. Sir Walter, whose British cabinet job is about that of our secretary of commerce, only more important, was over here to dangle a British trade agreement before the state department, in return for an undertaking not to embargo war supplies of credit and goods to Britain, it now appears. In fact, lie did not even go to Canada, after reaching his agreement with the president. What is in the agreement is not yet made known, but it is assumed that he received assurances from Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Hull that everything would be taken care of. Mr. Roosevelt, also, doesn't believe in a rigid neutrality embargo. He wants au- Ihorify to choose between aggressor and defensive belligerents in the matter of trade with the United States. So Sir Walter found a friendly and receptive audience in the president and Secretary Hull. But he did not see Senators Vandenberg and Pittman, or Senator Borah, who are going to make Irouble in bunches for the president before his "discretion" in neutrality matters is allowed. * » o CONCILIATORY NOTE BEHIND HITLER'S ORATORICAL FIRE -DRENCH and British analysis of Der Fuehrer's - 1 - fourth anniversary address, as is natural, interprets it as defiant and challenging. In tone it was, of course. Herr Hitler could not well speak otherwise to a nazi rally. But in matter it was far from formidable--in some places definitely conciliatory. After all, the big punch in the speech was the denunciation of the Versailles treaty "war guilt clause." Which was nothing but a resounding statement of what every German leader has been saying for a dozen years. It neither added to nor subtracted irom the situation of Europe as it is, and since Der Fuehrer could have rocked the boat, and lie pleased, by a defiant statement on one of a dozen live and burning issues, the mere fact that he selected such an innocuous tonic for his climax is in itself notice of pacific intent. He added, also, that the days of such surprises as the rearming of Germany, the occupation of the Rhineland, etc.. are over. He did renew the claim for German colonies, but that matter was broached by France herself some weeks ago. On the whole, Herr Hitler set up only two major points in his talk in which Germany docs not agree with France and Britain, i£ it is agreed that return to some colonial territory to her is now not point of policy but one o£ negotiation. One was a refusal to permit a communist state in Spain; the other a more or less guarded plea for bi-lat- cral peace agreements instead of a "new Locarno'' --a general agreement among the major powers stabilizing the peace of Europe. But Hitler has been soft pedaling in Spain since his Morocco scare brought Britain's definite fighting stand with France, and there is ground to believe that the opposition to a general peace pledge is really trading stock for a better duel in the matter o£ colonies. If Hitler had demanded revision of the Versailles treaty boundaries--the only surviving sec- Jon of the peace treaty--his speech could have been considered warlike and challenging. As. it s, it was more friendly than otherwise, if the strong language intended for home consumption is disregarded, as it should be. * * o i END OF STORY IN JAPANESE PARLIAMENT NOT YET WRITTEN HE Japanese parliamentary rebellion has ended in a qualified victory for the military services. But the end of the story is not yet written. By refusing to nominate an army officer as minister of war, the services were able to torpedo the government which the political moderates attempted. Under Japanese law no cabinet can be formed if the army and navy, responsible only to the emperor, will not supply war and navy ministers. The navy, however, shycd off from a complete boycott of the political parties, and the army eventually was forced into accepting a cabinet with some concessions to the moderates, and with a war minister not of the fanatic, fire-eating group. What happens when parliament is reconvened remains to be seen. Nobody is satisfied, and the services are still demanding their enormously swollen budgets. It is probably to prevent the forcing ol the issue by the political leaders that a new -Russian war-scare is being pumped up by Tokio broadcasts of ill-treatment of Japanese in Vladivostok. .Japanese officials, it is said, are being driven out of that city so that they may not observe the construction of a great airport and other fortifications. Since it is no secret t h a t this work lias been going on for at least f i v e years, the war-scare is not impressive. DAILY SCRAP BC)OK by Scott SPACE. OF SIMILAR. S12.E.B/EP -THE- B) P.TH PL Act OF T\YO c3R.EA-r MEN IK UM KED STATES' AS W/V5 1^1-5 MASS,, BIRTHPLACE of? CCCP . APAMS AKO OoHK. ADAMS -THERE. ARE. KOT SOUTH AMER.1CAH Akr EATER. . MAUCOLM CAMPBEU- SK1DDE.D FIVE. M1UES SIDEWAYS ATFAKO, DE.SMARK, AFE.W VEAR-6. Acjo -- A WHEEL CAME. OFF WHILE HE WAS -TR.YIN3 A BURST oF SPEED z-a PlOMEER-5- 5UE OF ' 50VIE.-T DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDEN1NG, JM. p. ILLS UNDER ANY NAME PAINFUL ·yOU HEAR it called by different names--myalgia, ·*· neuralgia, sciatica, sciatic rheumatism, etc. Strictly speaking, neuralgia means a pain due to the irritation of a nerve, and myalgia means a pain due to the irritation of a muscle, but since the pain is in regions that have both muscles and nerves present in profusion, and since both are probably involved, the distinction doesn't make a great deal of difference. The nerve most frequently involved is the sciatic nerve which arises low down in the spinal cord and follows a course down the back of the leg. Such neuralgias are named after the nerve involved, sciatica. Sciatic rheumatism, a term often employed by laymen, has no standing in couit. Other nerves which become involved in the same way are those of the shoulder, especially over the cap of the shoulder and down the arm. Of equal frequency are Qr. Clendeninj the intercostal muscles which ... . , follow the course of the ribs. · · -,SL hese condi ''°ns have much the same origin. Why one nerve in one person should respond and another in another is not easy to explain. Cold as has been said, is a contributing cause, but it usually works with something inside the body. Such constitutional causes as diabetes and the gouty diathesis can work the mischief and initiate the trouble Alcohol can cause a neuritis. The underlying cause most frequently accused is some form of focal infection--infection of the tonsils, teeth or other organs. 'Undbubtedly infection operating in these places causes inflammation of nerves and muscles, and undoubtedly they should receive attention, but it should be warned that patients are frequently disappointed because prompt results are not obtained. Then these organs are removed on what often appears as slight evidence of infection. It doesn't do any real harm to have the tonsils out, but teeth can ill be spared from an adult head, and I would want very convincing evidence of guilt before consenting to removal of those in key positions. There are many people who have had five or ten suspicious looking teeth pulled and still had the sciatica or neuralgia continue for several weeks or months, and even return year after year. With a clear case of involvement established, however, it should always be done and, often enough, gives prompt relief. ; Dietary habits are seldom the cause, and removing meat from the diet is certainly not likely to do any good. Nor are drugs of any great value--the simplest and most familiar, such as aspirin, are the best. The use of heat in any form affords more relief than anything else. Rest is important and neglected--rest even to the point of putting the leg, in Hie case of sciatica, in a cast. Massage and manipulation have tlieir place, but in the acute stages arc really likely to make the condition worse. TOMORROW By/CI,AHK K1NNA1KD Ajotabtc Births--Ronald Colman, b. 1891 in Rich- *·» mond, Surrey, Eng., photoplay actor, George Ade, b. 1B86 in Kentland, Ind., humorist, playwright and commentator. He never married. Feb. 9, 1870--The first United States government weather bureau was instituted, with the approval by the president (Grant) of a bill assigning meteorological duties to the signal corps of the army. Its first chief was Brig. Gen. Albert James Myer. By November of that year he had 24 bureaus established in the country to exchangeMelegraphic information upon which forecasts could be based. In 1856, when Smithsonian institution began collecting weather information by telegraph, farmers and businessmen were not interested in it. Not until the value of the systematized weather service developed by Cleveland Abbe for the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce had been demonstrated impressively, was there a demand for a government weather bureau. Feb. 3, 1333--The weather bureau found where the coldest spot in the United States was--in Yellowstone Park. Thermometers there registered 66 degrees below zero at Riverside observatory, which is barely within Montana Boundaries. Feb. 9, 18fi7--Congress voted Nebraska into the union over President Johnson's veto. Fell. 9, Ifi74--The Dutch traded Manhattan Island to the British for Surinam (now Dutch Guiana). Feb. !), isei--Jefferson Davis chosen president ol the confederate states of America. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON Thirty Years Ago-NEW \'ORK CITY--Twenty persons were lulled and 145 others injured in the wreck of an electric express train on the New York Central railroad in New York City. Clara Kelley of Rockford was in the city yesterday on a visit with friends. Katie Stevens of Polo, III., is in the city for a few days visiting with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar B. Mathews left today for a visit with relatives aVGrinnell. W. L. Newell of Millcdgeville, 111., is in the city for a few days visit. Twenty Years Ago-HOPE OF AVOIDING WAR WITH KAISER VANISHING. WASHINGTON--The breach between the United States anil Germany is hourly growing wider and hope that Hostilities may be avoided is almost swept away. A German sub torpedoed the British steamer California yesterday without warning tif the coast of Ireland. Sadie McGee of Dougherty is visiting friends in the city. The Misses Anna and Gertrude McCormick have returned from their spring buying trip to Chicago. Gei-ald Cady of Iowa State college at Ames arrived in the city yesterday for a week's visit with his parents. Ten Years A£O-- HAMPTON--Mason City high school won from Hampton high 22 to 13 last night, with Cant. Johnny Moen leading the winning attack with 12 points. H. L. Ycagcr left today for Chicago to attend the spring fashion show sponsored by the Chicago garment manufacturers. Dr. Horace S. Bcemer returned yesterday from Rochester, Minn., where he visited the Mayo clinic department of dental surgcrv. SHANGHAI--The shadow of the war god receded somewhat today as Shanghai received reports that the Cantonese army had been turned back by defending forces and was in retreat some 200 miles away. ALL OF US Hi" M A H S H A M , J1AS1.1N WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM? TT IS RAINING and the wind is blowing a gale, ·*· and I'm sitting inside by an open fire--;jnd nothing can drag me out of this house this night . . . I'll sit here in a comfortable chair and read a book and let the rain fall and the wind blow till my book is read and my eyelids are heavy and it's time to lock the doors and be off to bed. So I sit here and read and in my novel I come I'pon a character who reminds me of a lad I used to know, a restless, daredevil kid, who ran away from our town and enlisted in the navy . ,. So I close my book and wonder where he is now and wiiat happened to him and what he is like today . . . Still in the navy? Out of it? Married? "Settled down?" Or still restless? What ever became of Jim? And what ever became of all those other lads and lasses'.' All those that once we knew--that went out of our lives--that we see no more? The girl who married a boy from. Montana and went to live on a cattle ranch--is she just as she was, and would I know her if I passed her on the street? That brave little fellow I knew in the army--too young lo be in any war--who laughed when a shell landed alongside, and who had the love and respect of all of us? . . . He's a grown man these many years, and how's he doing? That girl who was going to be an nctress? . . . She was beautiful and c h a r m i n g , except she used to sing when she danced with a fellow, and shi was very proud of herself . . . Did she become an actress? Shall I ever sec her on a stage or in the motion pictures? That man who came into the o f f i c e one day and told me he'd been a bunko man for 20 years--and he was coming back to see me the next day and tell me all about his crooked game . . . It would make a good story and I could have it. He was quitting . . . But he didn't come back and he wasn't at the address given me ... Where is he now? Still bunkoing, still taking money away from innocents'" Or in jail? What ever became of all those hundreds.of men and women we knew and lost, or merely touched in passing and hardly knew at all? ... I wonder and I wonder and I wonder. OiVE iUINUTK PULPIT--How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! And how oft com- cth their destruction upon them!--Fob 21:17. rt^tjjn'.^T- OBSERVING Article on Kaiser's Birthday Wins Praise 'wish," writes Rosic B. fjSfS? Dockum of Meltonville, "la **^ commend you for the article in the Eye Observing column of Jan. 30 about the kaiser's birthday. Those exactly. are my sentiments "If you remember, I look you eg task a few years ago for putting his picture on the front page showing him opening his birthday letters. 1 told-you that I did not see why such a murderer should be lauded by the press. "You wrote me : a very nice letter and I received some letters of commendation, and one letter nf condemnation--but that was from a German." I am glad to have this reader's approbation.. But I don't want to take it under a misunderstanding of intentions. I think the kaiser was pretty much a m'ad-dog abroad in Ihe world up to 1D18. But I know also that he's an object of world-wide interest. It's news when he has a birthday. Pictures of him could be used without any suggestion of laudation. Those who don't like him would glance at it and say to themselves: "Another murderer." On the editorial page editors present their views but the front page and on other pages are given over to a mirroring of the news, in story and picture. Getting back to the kaiser's picture used one other year, I submit that its use had nothing whatever to do with our feelings toward that individual or his role in history. Nor does the fact that none was used this year indicate that there has been a change of feeling toward him. Tiie fact is that none was used this year only because no satisfactory shot of him was available. ·--o- These Things Bolster Our Faith in Mankind /SSJJy find two kinds of item In y jrt|j^. the current news t h a t serve to bolster my faith in the essential goodness of mankind. One of these has to do with the amazingly generous response --nowhere better than right here in Cerro Gordo county--lo the call for flood relief funds. The other has to do with the solicitude of mankind for feathered and animal friends. In connection with this latter, there's the case of a pigeon which tied up traffic the other day in a Baltimore business section by walking under a trolley car and refusing lo come out. A resourceful policeman borrowed an umbrella from a woman and the crook of the handle extricated the bird. The ruffled pigeon waj not hurl--nor arrested--but wa! taken to the police station for safekeeping over night. The New York conservation commission hails the federal acquisition of a large tract in the Montezuma marshes near Cayuga Lake in New York 'state as a new haven for migratory birds. "Over the Alps lies Italy," and this means succor for birds suffering a rigorous winter in Austria, Not less than 10,000 birds, it is reported, have been given a lift southward in airplanes into sunny Italy this season. The birds, mostly young swallows, were ' brought to offices oC the Vienna Animal Protection league by school children, adults, laborers and policemen who found the half- famished birds, many of them so weak and disabled that they were easily caught. They were fed. placed in special containers and sent by air to Venice where they were released. --o-Minimum Speed Limit Favored by Eastland (sgssa,. "wonder," writes my good fS-gSfilend, Warren Eastland of *S'lhe Clinton Herald in a little personal note about highway safety, "about the wisdom o£ establishing a maximum speed limit on the highways--that is, why change the theory of the present law respecting speed--and, in that connection, why a minimum speed should not be established. "It seems to me that the latter provision would materially discourage the use of old wrecks on the highways and would reduce materially the danger of accidents due to traffic congestion caused by the crawling type of driver." This observation on the part of Editor Eastland was prompted fay the recommendation of the Iowa State Safety council that a maximum speed limit of 55 miles an hour be established on the highways of Iowa. . My own thought is that this proposed maximum speed isn't going to solve the problem of recklessness. I am not even sure that it will help appreciably. But I am convinced that it's wanted by a great majority of Iowa motorists. I've made numerous tests and found this to be the fact. I'm impressed by Mr. Eastland's suggestion of a minimum speed limit. A snail on the highway forces those traveling at normal speed to pull out into the left traffic lane--and that's where collision accidents of the worst type occur. The proposal merits some real consideration. Answers to Questions F R E D E R I C .1. I I A S K I N ing one-third of the net profits. He established such branches in seven different places: Charleston, S. Car., Antigua and Jamaica in the West Indies; New York City; Lancaster, Pa.; New Haven, Conn., and in Georgia. Some niiips carry a name Baja California. What docs Baja mean? A. 15. The word is Spanish, meaning lower. Baja California is the peninsula of Lower California. Do any police departments In this country use German shepherd dogs? J. W. The Now York City police department has a group of trained German shepherd dogs, each of which works svith his own patrolman. What makes a wood fire crackle? W. A. B. Miniature explosions in wood cells. Arc fairy stones still abundant in Patrick county, Va.? Are they cross-shaped when found or cut that way? E. F. Fairy stones are found in abundance in that section of Virginia. In one area of about 50 acres they occur commonly to a depth of 10 feet and are also imbedded w i t h i n the stone of the mountain. Their physical formation is that of three types of crosses, the Roman, the Maltese and the St. Andrews. PLEASE NOTE--A r e a d e r can eel llio a n s w e r lo an w r i t i n g Ihe M a s o n City Glubc-Gaicttc's I n f o r m a t i o n B u r e a u kin. Director, W a s h i n g t o n , D. C. Please sunil (Tlree (3) ccuti Have any slates banned bank niffliis at the movies? II. R. Ruled illegal in Illinois and Texas. How lone did the District at Columbia have a delegate in congress? P. M. Four years, 1871 to 1875. What has become of the Winnie iVIae, which made the flight around the'world? C. W. This airplane, used by Wiley Post and Harold Gaily in their famous flight, has been presented to the Smithsonian institution. Another recent gift to the Smithsonian is the plane, Polar Star, in which Lincoln Ellsworth made the first flight across Antarctica. How many boys enrolled in Hie Boys' clubs of the nation? II. G. There are 255,162 boys enrolled in 291 organizations. Sanford Bates became 'executive director of the Boys' clubs of America, Inc. What is the fastest run ever made on skis? C. G. The record was tnnde by the Norwegian ski champion, Kjelland, at St. Moritz, Switzerland, Feb. 16, 1933, in a test in which he attained a rale of 150 kilometers, or almost 100 miles an hour. How many one room schoul- houses? E. W. There are still 138,542 in U. S. Where did the "flu" start-at the lime oT the World war? T. S. L. In 1918, in June, first reports of Ihe pandemic of influenza began lo reach medical allenlion. At thai time it was epidemic in Switzerland, England, India and Brarii. Before the epidemic ended its extension was practically worldwide. There "have been since that time scattering cases, and during this year the disease has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, although it is less -severe in type than in the 1918 outbreak. What is the best wood to burn? W. II. Hickory, of the non-resinous woods, lias the highest fuel value per unit volume of wood. It burns evenly and holds the heat. If concerted effort were made* how lonpr would it take lo stamp ouf syphilis? T. P. Dr. Ray Lymnn Wilbur says lhat it cnulrl bo wiped out in one generation if the medical profession were Riven the opportunity lo apply the knowledge at its command. What is the famous .injitsu training- headquarters in Japan? VV. .T. The Kodokan. Prof. Jigoro Kano is the promoter of the Kodokan style and head of the school whicn he established in 1886. Experts receive degrees from the institution. Who concnlvod thn idpa of. chain newspapers in TJ. S.? II. W. Benjamin Franklin was the first nroponrmt of the chain newspaper iclcn. He did this by setting up in business young journeymen printers, sunnlyine printing office equipment, payigg one-third of the running expenses and recciv- q u e s t i o n of fact by Frejerle .1. Ilas- postage tor renli'. RULES OF ETIQUET Good manners are an asset -bad manners a lifelong handicap. This is one reason why children should have the advantage of early training in the practice of the little courtesies that rub off so many of the sharp edges of daily living. The easiest and best way to teach the children manners is to set a good example yourself. Maybe you had better brush up on a few points. The etiquet booklet which our Washington bureau offers is just what you need for this purpose. Send in n n m e and address, together with If) cenls in coin, and a copy w i l l be forwarded promptly. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin {carefully wrapped) for the booklet "Modern Manners." 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