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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

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FEBRUARY 27 193t fOOK REVEALS / LANGUAGE DEBT f Greek Element in English Language Is Shown by | Prof. P. W. Long. I SPRINGFIELD, HI., Feb. 27. / (UP)--The debt of the English $ language to that of ancient Greece j is shown In a book completed by j Dr. Percy W. Long of this city. "j ;The book entitled "The Greek f element in the English Language," f was begun by Dr. John Convers Smock, former state geologist of y New Jersey, at the beginning of the ', present century. Upon his death six /· years ago, Dr. Long took over the :· work. The book contains 130,000 words · in which therel s "some Greek ele- S 5 ment. But Dr. Long points out that ,'i in all there are nearly a million ... English words derived in part or ) in whole from the Greek. These are { chiefly in the language of botany, ) medicine, archaeology, the church, | philosophy, mineralogy, physics, 5. music, zoology, and chemistry. · f Chemistry alone has 400,000 ·;:··" words containing Greek elements, '· Long says. ,'! The chief purpose of the book is : to provide initiators of scientific y and other specialist nomenclature ·Js with a reference list indicating f what Greek terms already have \j been used, In what field, and how. ..;.j · : I Methods of Making Miniature Gardens Described by Volz AMES, Feb. 27.--How to make miniature gardens and how tu i handle material for their construction as a retail sideline were discussed by E. C. Volz, professor ot horticulture at Iowa state college before the annual commercial flor- I lsts short course Friday. The two types of miniature gav dens described by Professor Volz arc Che open dish garden and the partly closed glass bowl or aquatic type, ; sometimes called a. "terrarium." i The open, dish type lends itself to ' many arrangements typifying for- · eign landscapes or tropical scenes jThe bowl garden is not quite so flex- Jible but has the advantage of pro- f viding better growing conditions foi : the plants used. More tender plants i can be grown which ordinarily do not [ grow well in the hot dty living room » o f the modern home, according to 3 Professor Volz. The humidity in i this enclosed typa of garden may ilbe controlled. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Strike Halts Permit for Studies ' ' tjf TEHERAN, Persia, Feb. · 27. fl* ,(UP) -- Details of the archaeological VJS grant to the University of Penn- !j|r,sylvania expedition have been held ":*jup by the Persian government due '?;f to the discovery of gold near Dem- The expedition was authorized to j make excavations on the sites of I ancient Persian cities, hut the gov- ; ernment feared archaeologists might ·' become gold-diggers. f The discovery of gold has caused r excitement thruout Persia. German fj mining" experts have been sent to , riDemghan to Inspect the gold de\posits and report on their extent. Shave Saves Driver Cost of Photograph [ 1' BOSTON, Feb. 27. (UP)--A new rule of the Boston police department provides that all taxi drivers shall file their photographs at headquarters. A driver approached Inspector James R. Claflin and handed him a photograph. "Sorry;" said Claflin, "but I can't accept this photo. It shows you clean-shaven and you've got a moustache now." "How much does a photo cost?" "Seventy-five cents," said Claflin. The driver left. When he returned half an hour later he did not have a new photograph. Neither did he have a. moustache. ' "I saved 55 cents by using the bean," he gloated. Commercial Union Is Social League Aim MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27. (UP)-A movement to procure a union of commercial interests between Spanish speaking countries has been started by the League of Social action of Merida, Yucatan, allied with the Confederation of Chambers of Commerce. This suggestion supplements the resolutions of the Spanish-American congress of students who in their recent session announced projects to unify Latin- America and Spain by intellectual and spiritual bonds. Defendant's Joy Over Verdict Short Lived COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 27. (UP) --"Not guilty!" read the clerk of the court from a jury's findings. The youthful defendant sighed in relief and sagged down in his chair. "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, is that your true verdict?" asked Judge Mahaffey aa a matter of routine. "No," emphatically answered the jurors. The foreman then explained the defendant had been found guilty-but the wrong verdict was signed. The error was corrected. A Towering University Students Soon to Be Whisked 40 Stories to Classrooms in Pittsburgh; lowan Is Directing Head. Architect's Drawing of the University of Pittsburgh's Tower PITTSBURGH, Pa., Feb. 27.-What probably is the most unusual university building in the modern world rapidly is nearing completion here. It is the towering 40- story structure in Pittsburgh's fashionable East End, which will house the various undergraduate schools of the University of Pittsburgh, which has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students. The project smacks of modernity and represents a bold move, typifying the new multi-storied architecture that belongs to no school of design but the American school. It marks the departure of educational architecture in this country from the staid building-clustered campuses peculiar to virtually all colleges and universities, large and small alike. I'o Class in Elevators. Whisking' up hundreds of feet in elevators to classes and study rooms will be indeed a new experience for college students. It will be in striking contrast to a leisurely stroll across a vine-clustered campus. A "Cathedral of Learning," the tower has been dubbed, end that aptly describes it. When confronted with the ever- recurring- problem of addition housing facilities, trustees of the University of Pittsburgh sought an original design. Charles Z. Klauder, Philadelphia architect, worked for three years on plans. And for his striking, original design, Klaudei received the highest award' for attainment at the International Pan- American Architectural congress. The building stands in the midst of a 14-acre quadrangle, bounded by four streets. The acreage is sufficiently large so that the building' stands out free in spacious grounds. Nearby is the nationally- known Carnegie Institute of Technology and other cultural centers of Pittsburgh. Within the Building The first floor of the structure will compose a "common room,' with an area of 15,000 square feet The upper floors will contain class 'and lecture rooms; leboratory facil itics for biology, physics, geology zoology and a bureau of busines research; seminar rooms, depart al libraries, engineering design rooms, graduate research rooms administration offices, including that of Dr. John G. Bowman, chan cellor of the university, forme president of the University of Iowa and special rooms for religious anc social activities, and for stiiden recreation. That other American unlversitiei and colleges will ultimately follov in the footsteps of the University of Pittsburgh and house many, and perhaps all, of their various departments in a single spacious edifice, is the belief in educational circles 1 here. LABOR ASSEMBLY CONSIDERS PLAN jroup Is in Favor of Stand Taken by Councilman's Recent Statements. A resolution in favor of the posi- -ion taken by J. J. Burns, city councilman, concerning the city manager plan of government, was idopted by the Mason City Trades .nd Labor assembly at its meeting Thursday night. In a recent letter o a Fort Dodge resident Mr. Burns ittacked the city manager plan. A report concerning the article mblished concerning the city manager plan in which William Grieb- ing was quoted as saying city labor n Mason City was underpaid under .he city manager plan was given by Mr. Griebling, who explained he meant only common labor by his ·statement. Favorable reports were received from all committees and routine work accomplished. Three new delegates, two machinists and an elec- .rician, were seated In the assembly. About l(j were present. Judge Doubts Story of Auto Favoritism DETROIT, Feb. 27. (UP)--In Michigan automobiles owned by friends of former Gov. Fred W Green bear license tags mimberec from 1 to 1,000. Special friends of Gov. Wilber M. Brucker have license plates numbers from A-l to A-1,000. Rumor has it that automobiles so tagged receive special police consideration. However, Judge DeWitt H. Merriam, of the circuit court here, doesn't put much stock in the report. His car, with tag No 54, recently was towed away by police when left in a no parking zone. New Orleans Studies New Waterway Plan: NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 27. (UP) --A. public hearing has been conducted here to consider proposes improvements of the New Orleans waterfront, and a proposed deep- sea waterway to the area thru Lake Bargne and Lake Pontchartrain, to the GulC of Mexico. This would pu' New Orleans directly on the Gulf of Mexico as Lake Pontchartrain, an inlet of the Gulf, is the northern boundary of the city. The lake route would save about 65 miles. 13 BOOM LEWIS FOR PRESIDENCY State Tax Board to Employ Lawyer for Making Collections DES MOINES, Feb. 27. (.1')-The state tax board has been au- horized' by the Iowa executive council to employ Merrill Gilmore of Ottnmwa as special counsel in the ward's suit to collect buck monies and credits tax from the estate of he late Dr. James J. Ransom of Burlington. The tax board is suing Judge tames D. Smyth and Theodore W. £rclshbaum, executors of the Ransom estate for taxes on $1,000,000 n monies and credits back to 1023. That amount of monies and credit vas reported by the administrators Associated J'rcsa Photo Chicago democrats who started :i boom to make him i\ prcsidrnllul candidate when Im returned from u varation in Arizona. Here Lewis is shown before tho microphone addressing a crowd shortly utter his arrival. University of Iowa Debaters Beaten by Minnesota University MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. 27. W-The University of Iowa debaters were defeated last night by a Learn representing the University of Minnesota on tho question, "Resolved: That the several states should require automobile owners to carry public indemnity insurance of not less than 55,000 for property damage and not less than $10,000 for personal property." The Iowa speakers were Christine Eubank, Elizabeth Larson and Dorothy Fluke. Two Bankers Indicted for Embezzlement by Kentucky Grand Jury LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 27. /l-James B. Brown, president of the National Bank of Kentucky and former president of the Bancokentucky, and W. T. ZurSchmiede, secretary treasurer of Bancokentucky, wern indicted on charges of embezzlement by the Jefferson county grand jury today. Charles F. Jones, cashier of the National Bank of Kentucky, also was indicted on an embezzlement charge. Brown was charged with cm- blezzling $2,000,000 of Bancoken- tucky funds. Talmudic Law Saves Three Men in Court SAYRE. Pa., Feb. 27. (UP)--The ancient Talmudic law prevailed over the Mosaic law in a court case here. Three young men were arraigned on counter charges of assault, in which one of the number was accused of using foul tactics, the nature of which was not explained in the proceedings. When the case was called, Attorney Edward O'Connor, representing the youths, moved for its dismissal on the ground that there was no precedent in the common law. Justice of Peace G. D. Bonfoey, presiding, agreed that there was no common precedent but quoted the Mosaic law, which, he said, provided for the amputation of the defendant's right hand if he be found guilty of such an offense as that with "which one of them was charged. Attorney O'Connor admitted the existence of the Mosaic law interpretation, but quoted from the Talmud which he claimed antedated the law of Moses to prove his contention that the case be dropped. Prosecution was dismissed and tha boys discharged. Nashua Teacher Is Honored. , NASHUA, Fab. 27.--At a father and aon banquet held in one of the three largest churches in New York City, Miss Mary Caldwell, a Nashua woman who is teaching music in New York, played tho accompaniments for the singing. In honor of Miss Caldwell the song, "The Little Brown Church in tha Vale" was sting. Templeton Residents File Petition Against Relocating Highway CARROLL, Feb. 27. OP}--Five citizens of Templeton today filed in district court a petition asking that the Carroll county board of supervisors, the county auditor and the state highway commission be enjoined from relocating the route of U. S. highway 71 thru the county. The petition. alleged that use of funds derived from the sale of road bonds for any other purpose than paving the roads designated as primary roads at the time of the election would be ildegal. Plans of the highway commission to reroute the highway, which now touches the edge of Templeton, three miles east and one mile south of that city. Perry Woman Injured in Auto Crash; Husband Is Held for Intoxication DES MOINES, Feb. 27. iJTl--- Mrs. D. Gardner of Perry was injured here today when the automobile in which she was riding, driven by her husband, collided with another machine. Charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated were filed in municipal court against Gardner in connection with the accident. Gardner was released under 5500 bond, after pleading not guity. Mrs Gardner was taken to a local hospital where her condition was reported as not critical. Contest to Decide Design for Medal WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Feb. 27. (UP)--The design for a medal in commemoration of the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Cornwall's' surrender to be celebrated at Yorktown next October, will be selectee! thru a nationwide contest in which artists will participate. Dr. W. A. R. Goodwin, president of the Yorktown Sesquicentennial association, favors a design representing O'Hara handing the sword of the British General to General Lincoln. Washington gave Lincoln the honor of receiving Cornwallis' sword because Lincoln himself previously had surrendered his sword to Cornwallis. Complaint Made of Night Planes Awakening Babies MT. CLEMKNS, Mich., Feb. 27. (UP)--Pilots of the first army pursuit squadron at Selfridge field here are not in very good standing with mothers of young children these days. The pilots, under army orders to do night flying until 0;30 p. in. when possible, have been awakening the children as they roared overhead. Divorce Won as Woman Reads Husband's Letters CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 27. (UP)--Mrs. Frank Martin won a divorce in common pleas court when she introduced letters from her husband, employe of a cricket ball factory at Tonbridge, Engalnd, asking that he be divorced so that lie and his 50 year old Scottish sweetheart, Edie, might be free to go thru life together "in honor as well as happiness." Accidents in Cleveland Decrease 20 Per Cent CLEVELAND, .Ohio, Feb. 27. (UP)--Traffic and industrial fatalities in the greater Cleveland area declined 20 per cent last year over 1929. There were 127 more men killed than women in traffic accidents during the year. Brazil District Reports No Rain for Two Years ,TOAO PESSOA, Brazil, Feb. 27. (UP)--Soa Joao do Carity has been without rain for two years, according to a message received by Federal Interventor Antenor Navarro from the mayor of that city who appealed for help. John King Is Injured When Struck by Car John King, 844 Eighth street southeast, was struck by a car driven by Arthur Pickford, 204 Seventh street northeast, at the inter- scctirm of South Federal avenue and First street Friday forenoon. King was taken to Park hospital but was released as soon as a slight cut on his face was dressed. Olilnnt Officer Ncars 98. WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. ( U P ) -The oldest retired officer on the rolls of the war department is Maj. John Wealey Bean, Attleboro, Mass., who succeeded to the title upon the death last week of Maj. John V. Lauderdale, Brooklyn. Bean, nearing his ninety-eighth birthday, has for his nearest rival, Capt. William H. Nelson, U. S. A., retired Rhone Mountains, Tenn. [owa Bank Association Ready to Contract for Police Radio System DES MOINES, FeV). 27. /!')--Secretary Frank Warner of the State Banking association said today the association is now prepared to enter into a contract for a state law enforcement radio broadcasting system. Warner appeared before the senate committee on police regulation which had before it a senate bill to create such a system. The committee recommended t- the senate that the bill pass. Telephone Wires Destroyed. CONRAD, Feb. 27. (INS)--A woodcuopper who was fast on his feet escaped serious injury when a tree changed direction in falling, bu his truck was damaged and the en tire town of Conrad was cut of from telephone communications with outside points as n. result o destruction of telephone wires. Crcsmetles! --ihemorc I tender more delicious I Macaroni product! If I von want * real treat I anil a nc\» Ihrlll all mealtime, try a pack- f age of Crenmcllca. Yon | can icll they are BU- pcrior by the superior I way they cook up. I in 1929 and 1930, according to Louis H. Cook, chairman of the board, but the amount on which taxes was paid from 1B25 to 1920 was muQh less. Missing Des Moines Man Found in Chicago DES MOINES, Feb. 27. /T)-Philo Clark, local businessman who has been missing since Feb, 2, was found in Chicago Wednesday, a local detective agency reported to Mrs. Clark today. Clark was reported to be in ill health and to have been moved from the hotel where he was found to a hospital near the city. 8 OK. Selling QUALITY PRODUCE Pays Every producer of eggs, poultry and cream is invited to call at our plant and learn the merits of selling on a quality basis. Bring along your produce and let us demonstrate that quality pays. 820 S. DELAWARE SWIFT SKIIVICE SATISFIES QUICK TAKE THIS ADV TO YOUR ANY 3 PACKAGES AND GET Fertility Serins ts Scheduled. HARLAN, Feb. 27. (.T)--A series of 10 soil fertility imeetings will be held thruout the county from March 2 to 6 by the Shelby county Farm Bureau. 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