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l l ^ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE' A If.B SYNDICATE NEWSl'Al'EK Issued Every Week Day by the SIASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3300 LEE P. LOOM1S W. EAHL, HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOlD L. GEER . Publisher Managing Editor · - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Maaon City end Clear Lake. Mason City ana Clear Lake, by the year ., $7.00 by the week $ .15 OUTSIDE MASON I-'ITV AND CLLAK LAKE Per year by carrier .... 37.00 By mall 0 months $2.00 Per week by carrier .... s .15 By mall 3 montha $1.25 Per year by mall $4.00 By mull 1 moiitii $ .00 OUTSIDE 100 MILK ZONK5 Per year..... .50.00 Six months.., .53.00 Three months. .51.60 It will never come out of the llesli that's bred in the bone.--JONSON I ACADEMIC GOVERNMENT OTUDENT leaders at hte University of Chicago " voiced themselves indignantly the other day on the subject of how government ought to be run. With reference to the local situation, one young man spoke up: "We cannot understand why Chicago has not called upon the universities." There are many answers to that question as far as Chicago or any other government is concerned. One of the first to be remembered is that a large percentage of the professors sincerely believe their proper role to be one of unprejudiced criticism. You can't be part of a government machine and an unbiased observer at the same time. The most obvious' answer is that the average politician doesn't want a "brain trust" around. If he is a dishonest politician, his reason for such an attitude is apparent. If be is an upright politician--and there are such--he may o' - to the impracticability of the professors whom he knows. The ultimate answer rests with the people. We have not yet reached the age when a majority of the adult population is college-trained. A substantial portion of our population never attended high school. These people have learned how to Jive and succeed from hard experience. It's a bitter school and the diploma is frequently wrapped around a brick. These people may be wrong in distrusting academic 'scholars, but it is human nature for them to resent "mere book knowledge." The professors themselves have a handicap. Their disinterested studies reveal numerous chances for reform. They naturally become eager for the changes- all of them. And here is the stumbling block. As a practical matter, the only successful road to reform is evolution. If some of our professorial reformers would be content to take a step at a time, give the people time to get used to one innovation before starting another, they might command more general confidence. The American people simply aren't ready yet to (urn the whole system over to the pedagogs. RULING OUT CHRIST THAT extremists draw from the Hitler efforts in y.iGer..majiy to write a religion. conforming to the ^Hitler nationalistic views was indicated recently in Berlin when Hitlerites proposing to expurgate all Jewish, traces from the Bible were challenged by a following that desires to revive the worship of the pagan god Woden in the form that it existed in pre- Christian Germany. The Woden worshipers declared that Christ could not be made an Aryan through any governmental decree and therefore as he was born in Judea of a Jewish mother he must be ostracized from a nation exhibiting a blind prejudice against the Jews. To thinking people both a. return to the worship of Woden and an attempt to decry the origin of the Christian religion because of the birth at Bethlehem and the Hebrew descent of Mary are subjects so foreign to Christian ideas as to be unworthy a moment's consideration. The Christ founded a religion that has given to the world a civilization that even Hitler cannot tear down. It contemplated not strife but peace. It taught not for selfish ambitions but gave a philosophy that if followed would mean a world ruled by the best of human instincts and directed to the betterment of mankind. POLITE NOTHINGS QECRETARY HULL and the premier of Japan have " exchanged polite notes assuring each other of the most cordial friendship. The notes are the result of the numerous recent overtures made by Japan, and may be the basis later for trade negotiations. Only as a gesture to spike the oft-repeated rumors of approaching war between this country and Japan are the notes of much significance. None of the outstanding points of conflict In policy between the two cations were touched. Japan did not surrender her announced intention of kicking over the naval limitation treaty. We do not recognize Manchukuo, or agree to call a halt on the increase of our navy to treaty strength. Nevertheless there is some importance in the fact that Japan sought the exchange of notes. It suggests that the attitude of extreme belligerence with which she challenged Mr. Stimson in 1932 has considerably diminished. The unkind may think that Japan is seeking to make it impossible for us to take a hand should Russo- Japanese hostilities break out with the spring. NAVAL BASES RETAINED A LMOST identical with the plan rejected by the F5H- pinos last year, a new Philippine independence bill is finishing its legislative career at Washington. This bill will be accepted by the islands, Manuel Queson, the "boss" of the Philippines, assured congress. The chief change is that the United States under the nt,-r plan agrees to relinquish its military reservations in the islands when independence is completed at the end of a ten-year period. We do, however, retain our naval bases. We might probably just as well have relinquished the naval bases, too. An outpost far from this country, they could hardly be defended in case of war in the Pacific, and they are a permanent point of contact with the troubles of the Far East. It may be taken for granted that should we ever get into trouble with Japan the island naval bases would be the first point of attack. Pertinent or Impertinent The danger of burning which used to attach to cooking has been succeeded by the danger of cutting one's finger while opening the can. * + * A newsreel without Mussolini reviewing his troops or the fleet steaming out to target practice would also be news. * * ·» Man's praise of a tax plan is conditioned by the degree to \vhich he thinks he will be able under it to escape his fair share of the load. * * * Many sports fans these days are getting their keenest enjoyment staying away from championship prize fights. ° « V * Agreement to ride along with the administration in the future is reported to have been the cost of senate exoneration for Huey P. Long. * » * Many a newspapers' attitude toward the representative in congress is conditioned by his appointment of the right or the wrong local postmaster. * » * Again, the fact that the army was trained and equipped to win wars rather than to carry the mail might have something to dq_witli it. OTHER VIEWPOINTS SALES TAX IDEA SPREADS HAI'IDLY Kevvanee 111, Star-Courier: Iowa is the most recent convert to the sales tax theory, joining hands with Arizona, California, Michigan, Mississippi, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Utah. The chief benefit from the sales tax comes from the fact that it broadens the base of taxation and makes evervone a partner in paying for the expense of government and relief. For years the investing public has been turning from tangibles to intangibles with the result that present day holdings are becoming increasingly difficult to single out for taxation. The time when a cjtizen's wealth was chiefly land, improvements and stock has passed. The wealth of the nation, even as reflected in an agricultural state like Iowa, consists largely of stocks and bonds today. Because no system of taxation yet devised has been able to make taxpayers out of the holders of intangible wealth, the sales tax was conceived. In Illinois the sales tax has proved to be a painless, though hardly a popular, means of raising revenue. The Illinois sales tax law traveled a rough road through the courts, but is now firmly a part oC the state's fiscal system. Democrats in Illinois thought so much of the sales tax that they used it to relieve Chicago property owners of their entire state tax obli- gaion. Perhaps lowans will be equally as fortunate, or as much fooled. The vogue for state sales tax is spreading rapidly. The next few years will probably find a sales tax established in every state in the union. A federal sales tax, long trumpeted in Washington, will then be inevitable. The sales tax essentially is a makeshift to make all of the people pay some of the taxes. It is a belated admission, and no more, that the present system of property taxes is untenable. OUK SUGAR SUl'l'LX 7 Allison Tribune: Secretary Wallace, as this administration's representative of agriculture, thinks we should abandon our efforts to build up the beet and cane sugar industry and import our sugar from Cuba where it can be produced cheaper, nothing said about the unspeakable labor conditions down there. Furthermore, the sugar industry of Cuba is virtually owned by the American sugar trust, our first great octopus, which for many years and decades, took tribute from every spoonful of sugar our mothers put in their coffee. You can have three guesses ag to where this matter of buying our sugar from Cuba originated. Maybe Wallace thinks he discovered it himself. The present American consumption of sugar and the moderate price prevailing were brought about by our own domestic sugar industry. Besides that, thousands of acres of land arc now devoted to raising sugar that otherwise would be increasing the corn and hog surplus. Talk about getting the Cubans to buy more lard and bacon is mere bosh. The land now used for sugar could produce more alone than they would buy. ONE CAN DIFFER WITHOUT DISLIKING Webster City Freeman-Journal: Lindy would need only to smile for the camera to win back the friendship of nine out of ten who have differed with him on the airmail dispute.--Mason City Globe-Gazette. But Lindy didn't lose the friendship of those who disagreed with him, nor did President Roosevelt lose the friendship of those who thought he made a mistake in the matter of airmail. We can disagree with men, criticise them, and still be friendly. We cannot all see things the same and men of conscience and convictions must of necessity disagree at times, but that doesn't necessarily mean the sacrifice of friendships. THEY'VE CHANGED THEIR TUNE Hampton Chronicle: No, the democrats refused to give Hoover the same power over tariff rates they now ask congress to give to President Roosevelt, but the Chronicle believes that the president should have that power and it hopes that every republican member of congress will vote to give it to him. That is a different kind of power than giving Sock 'Em on the Nose Johnson authority to tell every businessman in the country bow, when and where to run his business. Wti itm HOW IT WORKED IN ONE CASE Nashua Reporter: An exchange says a new angle has cropped out in the corn-hog program. A farmer who formerly kept a hired man the- year around reduced his acreage and hog production, fired his hired man and will farm his place alone. That's the way re- ruction of production helps the employment situation in the rural districts. DAILY SCRAP BOOK Copyright. 193-1, by" Central Presa Associative Inc.--TM' UNCLE SAM'? NAMESAKE, DIDN'T WEAR. W H I S K E R S - AND -THE FIRST CAR-fOOMS DRAWM OF UNCLE WERE M I N U S WHISKERS ANCIENT K I N q S e WINDOW WAS BUlL-r -To ENABLE, OCCUPANT^fo REACH FOR A. OAR FILLED WITH D R I N K I N G OBSERVING 523 IN ANCIENf PIM-; WERE. 50 SCARCE HABrToF UP FORMED -PLENTIFUL ARE. -TODAY WE SELDOM -To STOOP -To PICK UP P I N S DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clendcnlng cannot diagnose or give personal answers lo letters from readers. When questions arc of general Interest, however, they will be taken up. In order. In the dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan Clendenlny, care of The Olobe-tJazeUe, Write legibly and not more than I'OO words. ~By LOGAN CLENDEX1XG, M. D. MEDIUM TYPE NEEDS MIXED DIET TJAVING described the slender person and the stock- fl ily built person and the diets for them, is it possible to make any special recommendations for the person of medium type? Theoretically these should constitute the largest group of the population, but practically they are probably the smallest. They exhibit mixed types of body, some of them with a digestive system like the slender type, and ductless gland system like the stocky type. Since the fuel foods predominate in the diet of the slender type, and fruits' and vegetables form the bulk of the diet of stocky people, the intermediate type might have all of these things mixed, with a tendency one way or the other, depending on exactly what his own bodily tendency is. The relation of occupation or of the work and exercise done by these people is important in determining the amount Dr. Clendenlnir. O j f 00( j. The more muscular work that has to be done, the more should the fuel foods be added, and the less exercise that is required in doing the day's work, the more the vegetable and complete intake should be lowered. In general, it should be said that the variation in the food should consist more in the starches and fats than in the meats and other protein foods. It is not true, necessarily, that the more exercise one takes the more meat is required. Fuel foods, which include starch, sugar and fats, are as valuab'e for replacing energy as meat itself. There is no question that mental work does not re- require extra fuel food. The amount of fuel that is needed for mental effort is so small as to be negligible. Diets recommended as suitable for persons of medium build are as follows: ACTIVE (Breakfast) Stewed Apricots Cornmeal Mush (With Top Jlilk) Shirred EgKE With Two Small DON'T THINK WE WANT IT! EsthervIIle News: The Dakotas are complaining that Iowa is getting their soil. They shouldn't get it HKO their heads, though, that we want it, especially in the eyes, ears, nose and on top of the piano Dust storms are getting to be common occurrences unwelcome from any point of view. ' ONCE OVERS "By S. J. MCSDY ~ · EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES As poverty is lessened, crime will diminish. It is natural for those compelled to struggle against poverty to acquire eventually a hardened conscience. This does not mean that all those in straitened financial condition become dishonest. Some of the most dependably honest persons are those having the hardest lime in getting along. But year after year of severe struggling to live is liable to cause a weakening of standards. Most crimes are.hatched and planned in slum districts. In these sections, life becomes a matter of survival of the fittest. Cunning and nefarious operations are often used to gain that which cannot be obtained in an honest way. Most of us would succumb to temptation, if by i honest effort \vc were unable to gain enough of the i necessities for ourselves and our families. Few persons, if subjected to the conditions a b o u n d - ; ing in poverty-stricken areas or if tempted by crim- j inals to adopt shady methods, could withstand the temptation. (Copyriulit, 1P31, ijoe Features Sjndica'.c, lot.; SEDENTARY (Breakfast) Orange Juice Corn Flakes (or other dry cereal) With Top Milk Graham Mftins Jam Coffee (Luncli) Chicken Croquettes Creamed Celery on Toast Shredded Cabbage Salad Pineapple Cookies Tea (Dinner) Bouillon Roast Lamb With Mint Sauce Browned Potatoes Carrots and Peas Lettuce Salad (French Dressing) Apple Pis Toast Sausages Colfee (Lunch) Clam Chowder Hara Hash Spinach Kolls Pear Salad Milk Brown Betty With Hard Sauce (Dinner) Cream of Asparagus Soup Broiled Steak French Fried Potatoes Cauliflower, au Gratin Lettuce and Tomato Salad (Mayonnaise Dressing) Ice Cream Cake TODAY IN HISTORY ------------ MAKCH 28- Notab'es Born This Date--Pierre Laplace, b. 1749, farmer's son who became a great mathematician, minister of Napoleon, marquis of the Restoration, eminent astronomer. « * Raphael Santi, b. 1483, immortal painter of Madonnas--Coronation of the Virgin, etc. He was one of the architects of St. Peter's, Rome. * * Annie Douglas Sedgwick, b. 1873, novelist.* * Frank Hawks, b. 1897, famed speed-flyer whose Pegagus "Sky Chief" is laid up, awaiting his return from China, where he is instructing native flyers. * * Herbert Lehman, b. 1878, governor of New iork. **Paul Whiteman, b. 1890, "king of jazz." * * Modest P. Moussorg- sky, b. 1835, Russian composer. (He died the same date in 1881). * * Aristide Briand, b. 1862, late great French statesman. * * Norman Hapgood, b. 1868, editor and author. * * George I of England, b. 1660. When be was crowned in 1714, he couldn't speak one word of English. 1819--The Savannah, first steamship to cross the Atlantic, left New York on her maiden trip. She went to Savannah, crossed the ocean from there to Liverpool in 26 days, slower than the average of many sailing ships. Her skipper, Capt. Moses Rogers, used both sails and paddlewhee's to propel her 300 tons through the waves on the epochal voyage. I860--The first Japanese embassy arrived in the United States, at San Francisco. It established the first diplomatic relations its country had ever undertaken with a foreign power, stayed two months, sailed home in a U. S. warship. i 11)18 -"Tiger" Clemenceau bent British. American j and Belgian spokesmen to his will, .succeeded in having methodical but not bright Marshal of France Ferdinand Koch, 67, named generalissimo of the allied armies and given authority to organize the combined forces for a supreme push. EARLIER DAYS An Interesting Ua'l.v Feature Drawn Fnmi tho GluboGar.elle's Flics or tho Vcars Gone By. presume there are a dozen explanations as to how the custom of celebrating EasU-r with eggs came about. H .seems apparent that it did not descend from any one source, for the egg has been the most universal symbol of resurrection iu all religions. The ancient Jews used eggs in their rites, the Persians thought that the world was hatched from an egg, and when the Christian missionaries first wont among the Siix- . ons they found them using eggs in i their festival of celebration of the return of spring. .It is natural, then, | that our own religion should have ' made use of the symbol which was so easy for the crude barbarian intellect to grasp, in teaching the doctrine oC the resurrection of the. Lord. The earliest Easter eggs, in order to symbolize the blood of the Savior, were dyed red. Perhaps the oldest ceremony deriving from the idea of the egg of which we have knowledge is the Egyptian. We know that the Egyptians considered the beetle, or scarab, as sacred to the gods. To them it signified the principle of the renewal of life. They saw the little creature rolling its ball of earth, without knowing that the ball contained eggs; they saw the beetle disappear in the earth and then, after a time, reappear. They supposed that this was the same creature, since they did not understand that a new one bad been hatched, ,-ind naturally they imagined it to have everlasting life. The idea of the egg, however, is to be found in practically every religion, at some stage in its development. ---o-- JHBk. have a suggestion from Mrs. 5*gSjiH. J. S. of'Calmar that Ma**^ son City pass an ordinance 'that in case of robberies nil people 'et off the streets as soon as possible and the drivers of all cars pull over to the curb and get into some building as soon as possible." Thirty Tears Ago-Edward Schlick, formerly with the Watson barber shop, has associated himself with L. C. Johnson, and will now work in the shop at the Anderson hotel. Professor Perry returned Saturday from Forest City, where he delivered his lecture on Yellowstone park. Tuesday evening- Mr. McConologue will deliver an address to the students at the chapel hour, 11 o'clock. The election of officers occurred on Monday in the annual business meeting of the Elks lodge. Officers elected were A. J. Kfiimer, N. D. Williams, Will Griffin, Willis G. C. Bagley, Robert Eager, A. H. Gale, J. L. Decker and C. A. Parker. E. L. Griffith has returned from a few months' trip to the Argentine republic in South America, where he has been in the interests of a threshing machine company. P. J. Dougherty of Dougherty is in the city today looking after business matters. Twenty Tears Ago-The election held yesterday to determine whether a municipal light plant would be built in Mason City resulted in'a large margin of defeat for the municipal plant issue. By a vote of almost 3 to J, it was decided that a new city hall would not be erected. J. G. Melson has returned home from a two months' trip lo England where be visited relatives who live 100 miles north of London. Offices of the American Brick and Tile plant were robbed last night for the second time in a period of several days. Valuable papers were taken by the thieves. Prohibitionists of Cerro Gordo county met yesterday afternoon pursuant to a regular call, to hold their regular county convention and organize for the year. Mrs. A. H. Milenz of Wahoo, Ncbr., is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Loop, Henry Curvo of Clear Lake was in the city yesterday on business. Ten Tears Ago-WASHINGTON--At the request of President Coolidge, Attorney General Harry M. Daugberty today submitted his resignation effective at once. Among those who will attend the annual meeting of the English Bar association at London July 20-26 from Mason City are Mr. and Mrs. James E. Blythe, Judge and Mrs. J. J. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. E. Markley and daughter, Doris. North Iowa's most damaging sleet storm in years isolated Mason City from the rest of the world today, cutting off telegraphic communication of railroads and crippling the service of Western Electric Telephone company. PRAIRIE POETS Once a Week Feature Kditeil by Lmi Ma!l»»ry Luke Hampton, Secretarv of the Iiwn Author's Club, anil Dedicated to Iho Bulldlnc Up u[ a Dlbtlnetlve Iowa Toetry. ailniire this suggestion to 1 motorists made by Don Ilorokl, an eastern cartoonist who has interested liimseIC in the subject of safety: "Drive carefully enough for yourself and the other fellow too, be* cause the chances arc he isn't." "My own system," hu adds, "13 trt expect the world's prb.e idiot around every next corner. When I turn a curve or go over the top of a hill, 5 hug my side oC the road like gluo and I slow down a bit. because [ always picture a congenifil iinbceila at the wheel of a car coming; at mij from' the other direction--a birii who was born on the wrong side of the road. "At an intersection, I always inn agine the other intersecting artery filled with morons. And I slow down tu offset their inoroiiity with .1 duubic of my uwn sanity. "Of course, 1 know this is a pretty cynical slant on my fellow motorists, but I dun't t h i n k a gruup which, killed about 30.000 victims and in-, j u i e d sonic SiiO.OOO others last year, is worthy of very many iiH'ilaly for bright and shining mentality. "The present system is to let the olbcr fellow take care of us -- a n d look at the figures! My suggestion is for each of us to take care of" himself ami one other driver, toi. Don't you think it's a dandy plant "1C everybody agreed to this .system, we'd have twice as mucil ntotoring; carefulness ay we need iij the world-- instead uf bait enough, as at present." ~--o -am asked by Orin CiiMuw* who lives with his father, H 1 R. Callow, on a farm fivu miles east of Plymouth, to notify; the gasoline thief who paid a visit to his truck on the night of March. 21 that he can have the fountain pen he left ou the floor o£ Uin truck as be unscrewed the cap lo the gay tank. Tnere will be no questions--or at least relatively few--asked. In the meantime, I under"This would," saya the Calmar | stand, some ^interesting progress woman, "give the police a chance." The more I hear about our robbery here, Mrs. H. .7. S., the more I incline to the belief that if. the boldest of the onlookers that day had known that the holdup was real, they wouldn't have required an ordinance to send them to cover. A few have been candid enough to admit they thought it was a movie in the making. My guess is that a lot more labored under the same delusion, if they'd be honest about it. In Chicago, the rat-a-tat-tat of the machine gun is a signal enough to make a community look like the traditional deserted village. No ordinance is required. I can't believe that it would be needed in Mason City next time--if there's to be a next time. being made in connecting this piece of evidence with the sneak-thief in question. --o -- jgtth. am pleased to note that thaU fjSZ excellent organization, thu *"^ United Commercial Travelers ot" America (usually abbreviated to U. C. T.), is leading in the nil- tiomvide movement to ilo away wit hi shoddincss in buying'. "Don't buy cheapness--pay enough to get your money's worth--this is not a 'shoddy' nation," says a sticker distributed far and near by the traveling 1 men's organization. Poor materials and underpaid help as a combination, essential to cut-rate prices will never help in our scheme of national recovery. That should bra clear to about anybody who'll take the trouble to think it through. Farm born and Franklin county born was Robert Allen Mallory whose poem, "As Poisoned Grain," appears in this series today. For the last year he has lived in Clear Lake. To his young friends he is known as Bob. Mr. Mallory is a graduate of Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls. Following this he attended the University of Iowa. He started to write poetry when very young. Bob had many chores to do after school and found it very hard to bring in the j It has none? The royal family o£ cows on schedule when the western sky xvas drenched Belgium was formerly · _ it_ _ Ml." ,. . . . .. _ °_ . . _ J JIo\v Joiiif have Brussels sprouts | What mis tiie attendance in luollortj been on the market? A. T. picture, theaters lust year? M. M. Booth claims they have been In 1933, about 00,000,000 weekly,, This may be compared with tliffl boom high of more than 100,000,001) weekly and a depression low of Jes3 than -10,000.000 weekly. Oil what basis does tho .jjoveriMi mcnt pay railroads for carrying the? mails? jr. W. On a space basis, in accordance with the different size units fur* nished. There are four classes: RaiN way pcstoffice cars, storage earn, storage units', closed pouch units. Is a, world's fair lo be held In South America this year? II. M. All foreign governments, individuals and commercial and industrial organizations have been unitecZ to participate in a.n international fair in celebration of the first CCIN teuary of the political organization and self administration of Rio do Janeiro as the capital of Brazil. Jij will be held from Aug. 15 througli November. 1934. Can a person patent ait article iij Russia? C. S. Russia has liberal patent law' patent could be applied for. What Is the Massachusetts ballot.-jj K. F. A form of the Australian ballril., first used in Massachusetts in 188s, upon which the names of all can-i didates arc arranged alphabetically lor each office, with the name of! the party following that of the nomi incc. grown from time immemorial around Brussels in Belgium but they were not described by botanists until 1623 when Bauhin names them and tells how some plants had aa many as 50 heads. They were first mentioned in America in 1SOS by McMahon Why will a gun used to start race meets not fire in zero weather? A. M. Ordinary pistols loaded with "blanks" are used at track meets as starting signals. During intensely cold weather such guns will not fire because the oil in the action of the gun freezes and gums up the firing mechanism. How is tlie date upon which Euster falls determined? S. G. The date of Easter was determined at the Council of Nicaea, held 325 A. D, Easter is the first Sunday, after the first full moon, following the vernal equinox, which occurs about March 21. This makes Easter a movable feast. It may vary at present between March 22 and April 25. Why arc the cherry trees in I'o- tomac park In Washington planted irregularlv instead ot in a straight line? B. C. It has been found more effective to plant the trees in groups or staggered. What is the surname of the royal family of Belgium? K. A. D. in the vermillion rays of a setting sun. His poems al show his great love for nature...and also carry the deep imprint of his childhood days :tpent on the farm he loved so well. Seventh-heaven to him is an old deserted road...solitude...pines. Hitchhiking- is one of his hobbies and very recently he toured the Ozarks by this route. His poems have appeared in Poetry World, Interludes, Gypsy, Unity, Carillon, Attic, Salt, Harp, Step Ladder, Best College Verse and West of the Great Water, an Iowa anthology. AS POISONED GRAIN By Robert Allen Mallory of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. the House Since the Three lone crows Winging east. One thin crow Scenta a feast. Over rye, Over wheat, Three lone crows Scenting meat. Above a patch Of rank wild rice. Three lone crows Circle twice. Three lone crows Tearing apart A ottcc firm breast To find a heart. How she died N'o one know?, Xor why her heart Killed three young crows. Scriptural T h o i i R l i t - - . M y tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they arn brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.--Psalm 71:24. war this lias been discarded and the term "of the Belgians" is the only surname the family uses. Where is the most prolific oil field in TJ. S-? H. D. The East Texas field in Gregg, Rusk, Smitb, Upshur and Cherokee counties, discovered in 1930. What is the derivation of tho word, catsup? J. P. From Malay, kechap, which in turn is probably derived from thu Chinese. What Is Sionchcitgc? N. V. A circular group of huge standing: .stones on the Salisbury plain in Wiltshire. England. It is not mentioned by any of the early Komati or Saxon chroniclers. Many legends have grown tip regarding t h e origin :md significance of SUmehengf. John Aubrey (]6G3-!)7i was ilir fir.^t In claim it was a tcmpln of the Druids. This is s t i l l popularly bolieyrMl, but there i.s no rnu'i'Mce ]c, support it. When l.nril Hymn s u a i n tlir P,»- porns. wlirn did lir slart and ivlirrv (lid he l a n d ? .M. .M. May ,1, J810. f r u m Scslo? to Aby- dos. AUNT HET By Robert Quillcn " A m y ' s idea nt" « pcrfucl- l u i s l i a i ! ? ! is one t h a i , w i l l give up \vhai hn likes I n do so In: can kcc] her company w h i l e she's cloin' wlial she ii!;es to \

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