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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 17 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE inued Every Week Day by ttc MASON CITX 121-123 East Statt Btnet COMPANY Telepbww No, SSOO OUT BELOW * LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOlD I* GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS «blch la BrcluMvilj enutWd to the use for publication of *H o«w» dispatches credited to It ·sot othenvlM credited In toll paper, and all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with I Moines news am business office at 405 Shops Building Mason City And clear , by the sear ....... ... n.Ou SUBSCRIPTION RATES Kason city afld Clear JLake, by tie week .......... 3 .15 OUTSIDE MASON CITS: AND CLEAR LAKK Per year by carrier ..... f! 00 By mall 6 months ...... - _ Per week by carrier .... i .15 By mail 3 months ..TM.. S1.2 Per year by mall ..... '... M.OO By mall 1 month ....... 1 OUTSIDE 100 tm.K ZONE Per year. . ,.?S.OO Sfs montcs. ... $3.25 Xtzrw month*. . .?1.7 "W E "WE THE PROPAGANDISTS" ·E THE PEOPLE," they call the feature. Bu we're wondering if "Product of a Paid Propa gandist" wouldn't be more a truthful label for thi particular bottle. We'll set forth the facts and le you be the judge as to this. In the first place, the name "Jay Franklin" ia I fiction. The name is J. Franklin Carter and--for pur poses of simplicity assumedly--is boiled down to "John Carter" on the government.payroll at Washington. When we read in George Michael's "Handout," volume given over to exposing Washington's unpre cedented propaganda network, that Mr. Carter was o the department of agriculture payroll, with a salarj of $100 a week, we assumed that tnis arrangemen was ended when Mr. Carter became a syndicated fea ture writer. So we inquired of our Washington to formation bureau director, Frederic J. Haskin, wit this result: "Jay Franklin is John Franklin Carter. "He makes his home at 3130 I* Roy Place, Washington, D. C. , "Mr. Carter is now a special assistant to Rexford G. TujrtveU of the department of agriculture. "He was formerly connected with the state department." This was an interesting verification of and supple ment to "Handout's" identification of. John 'Franklin Carter, alias John Carter, alias Jay Franklin: "About the time J Franklin Carter was assuming his new duties as Washington representative for McFadden (publisher of Liberty) there appeared a new name on the department or agriculture payroll. It was 'John. Carter,''some sort of an assistant to Dr. TugwelL No one at the department of agriculture knows just exactly what John Carter's duties are. He is around the department very little. But he draws $5,200 per year just the same. "Yes, you are right. J. Franklin Carter, Washington representative for MacFadden; Jay Franklin, free-lance interpreter of the Tugwell-Wallace policies, and John Carter, mysterious $5,200 a year man on the department of agriculture payroll, are all one and the same individual. "Unbiased interpretation of the Tugwell-Wallace policies and their successes? "Did Mr. MacFadden know his Washington representative, who is interpreting agricultural policies for his readers, was on the Tugwell-Wallace payroll? Did Mr MacFadden know he was drawing one hundred dollars per week from the administration when you were., following his interpretations of that administration's policies and its alleged successes? "Why the three names? ... Why does he appear on your payroll as 'John Carter,' a name by which very few people know him, Dr. Tugwell?" It may be, of course, that there are folk who like their propaganda, in the raw--right from those who are accountable to governmental authority for all that they write and don't .write. This isn't our own preference but we don't aeek to make others conform to our pattern of likes and dislikes. Assuming quite a bit of latitude as to this, however, it would seem that those who feature the "We the People" articles of "Mr. Franklin" would be under first obligation to identify their contributing author with respect to his various jobs and aliases. Incidentally, what has happened in the case of "John Carter" is held up by the author of "Handout' as typical of dozens of cases in connection with the unfolding of the new dispensation in government. Iowa has contributed at least a journalist or two to the department of agriculture. Nobody nas ever been to determine just what specialized talents they took to their job other than a fair ability to write. Long before this, it may be suspected, these sons of Iowa have been lost in a maze of John Carters, John Does and John Smiths. -Another field of interesting speculation is whether users of the feature which prompted this discussion pay or get paid for doing it SAINT OF* IRELAND * MONG all the ancient saints the last to be stricken " from the church calendar will be St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. His place seems secure unto eternity. Patrick McCalpura, the great apostle of Ireland, was born neither of Celtic parents nor on Erin's Isle, but the Hibernians claim him as their own and not without cause if his conversion of the pagan isle and the miracles attributed to him are historically true. In the United States this anniversary is unique, the only near parallel Is St. Valentine's day which has virtually lost its religious meaning. St. Patrick has come to belong to many races and creeds. Perhaps it ds the . traditional Irish romance' and sentiment, or the shamrock green providing the day's color scheme, or the legends woven about the life of this missionary of antiquity, but whatever it is it has given to this anniversary an almost universal appeal. You cannot tell a man's race or creed by the color of his necktie today. WHY CURTAIL SUGAR? f\KE of the most illogical phases of the American ^ agricultural policy is. the drastic limitation upon domestic sugar production. Secretary Wallace has branded it as an 'Inefficient" branch of agriculture, one unable to stand on its own feet But tariff protection is no less needed for dairying and many other fields to which no such audacious characterization has been applied. The all important facts, alluded to in a recent congressional debate, are, first, that America produces only 30 per cent of its sugar consumption, and, second, that proper encouragement of domestic production would divert millions of acres of land from crops already being produced in surplusage. A suspicion still lingers with us that persons interested to foreign sugar production have the ear of the right persons in Washington. According to best estimates 58,500,000 American citizens will be eligible to register and vote in the 1936 presidential election. But that doesn't mean there'll be anything like that total of votea cast The authorities would Dave a hard time starting the Garfield school project too soon for school patrons of that section. Some of these days it must be decided whether tournament basketball is to be a. game or a piccolo concert. In the preponderance of strength against Germany lies the.brightest hope of European peace at this time. Remember those days'when folks had the old-fashioned idea that THEY should support the government? Scientists deny that radio is to blame for bad weather but they don't say who's to blame for radio. Dictators seem to have a lot more fun making war than making peace. Simile: Prolific as bureaucracy. The PROS and CONS THE PROBLEM OF OUR HOSPITALS Saturday Evening Post: There appear to be but three courses which will put our hospitals on a firm financial footing. We can turn away patients who cannot pay full costs, and let accidents and disease do their worst to them. Such a course cannot even be considered in a civilized community. Second, we can intensify our appeals to the public to give our volun tary hospitals the wherewithal with which to carry on In the past, this method has had considerable success but the pinch of poverty has cut off the gifts of the public spirited, while the pay patients have dwindie and the free patients have multiplied. Third, we can bend every energy toward the perfecting of the sun dry methods of health insurance which have been trie out in many localities. Any one of us, at any hour of the day or night, may stand in urgent need of the services of the nearest hospital. It is only right, then that we should take a personal interest in them an help to keep them in such a condition of efficiency that they will be able to serve us properly ahoulc occasion arise. SOVIET WAGES CLIMB; Waterloo Courier: The Russian soviet government is making a great ado over the fact that 1935 brough wage increases and more abundant food purchases for Russia's 24,700,000 industrial and office workers. The average wage last year was 2,271 rubles. This, says the aoviet government, la 22.6 per cent higher than the 1934 average of 1,853 rubles. If a ruble were a dollar, this would be a very fine record, indeed. Unfortunately, the purchasing power of the ruble at present is such that it takes 20 or 25 of them to make a dollar. The 1935 average wage represents, roughly, $90 to $114 a year. ^ IS IT TO BE A KICK UPSTAIRS ? Wisconsin State Journal (Madison): It would be an interesting page should history record that the progressives had kicked Dr. Gienn Frank out of the presi- lency of the state university and into the presidency of the United States. But stranger things have hap- )ened. In the present setup, with eastern republican saders calling Dr. Frank the most significant repub- ican "dark horse," political wisdom in the progressive anks might well have predicted nationwide political repercussions from the Wast which Regent Wilkie ired during the recent meeting of the board. PRAISE FOR TED CHRISTIANSON ' Albert Lea Tribune: Congressman Theodore Christiansen, a man who made one of Minnesota's best ovemors, has filed for the office of United States snator to succeed the late Thomas D. Schall Si. Christiansen, during all his time as a public ser- 'ant, has battled with those who refused to cut out lie foolish spending of public money. At this time we can think of no man from Minnesota better fitted or the senate. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . by Scott ·airman. iv». ONniAL WE» ASSOCIATION! WILL JOHN PLEASE EXPLAIN? Charles City Press: Former Governor Hammffl says what the republicans need most is more liberal eaderabip. But will he state just what that means, low that he has given out that he is the man to lead ? Jut that is not his way of doing things. In the past us practice has been to let others lead, and then he steps in to capture the bouquets. NOTHING TO BE GAINED Creston News-Advertiser: The fight for pensions may come later, that is true enough, but until it does come there is nothing to be gained by efforts to stigmatize the Legion for something that it has not yet done, and something- which, its highest official states is not even contemplated. LESS CRITICISM OF "9 OLD MEN" Northwood Anchor: Maybe there's too many other nteresting things to put in the papers just now, but since the supreme court's recent TVA decision there wems to be a lot of new deal soft-pedaling of that talk about the {'nine old men" and the "horse and buggy days." OUT OF PLACE IN AMERICANISM Iowa Legionnaire: Americanism has no room for such things as the Ku Khix Klan, the "Drake Estate," chain letter gambling, Sinclair's EPIC idea, Huey xing's Share the Wealth program, Father Coughlin's Onion for Social Justice_and_the Townsend plan. GOOD JOB--FOR SOMEBODY ELSE Webster City Freeman-Journal: Yes, of course, Japan may need a good licking, but so far as Uncle 5am is concerned some other country will have to do he job if it is done. It is one thing to suggest belling he act and quite another thing to do it, TOO EARLY TO COUNT EGGS Estherville News: Senator Borah has chosen his Tinning mate for vice president But Borah hasn't een chosen yet, and he may be lucky to be a running mate himself. This isn't a year to count political atches. ONE LESSON OF THE WINTER Cedar Falls Record: Farmers in the snowy regions f the United States realized this winter that no matter how far past the horse and buggy days we are, the old horse drawn bobsled still comes in mighty andy. WOULD BORAH SWEEP MID-WEST? Whittemore Champion: Comm'on belief is that enator Borah would be unbeatable in western and mid-western primaries, might run into trouble in the ast. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG BREESE A MAN OF INTEGRITY BRITT--I congratulate you upon your editorial to lie Mason City Globe-Gazette of March 14, on the sub- ect "That Disbarment Case." Those who know Garfield Breese had confidence in in and to his integrity. It is too easy in this day and age to attack the character of men, not alone to the professions but in ublic service as well. The newspapers, at times, criti- ze public officials without knowledge of the true acts. Too much prejudice and not a sufficient amount of udgment and discretion is ofttimes the controlling actor in disbarment proceedings and to attacks on ublic officials. With kind personal regards, I am, believe me. Sincerely yours, JOHHHAMMILSi MKOREA A MARRIED MAN WEARSAHWWHICtf ALLOWS HIS FACElb 8UA MOURNER'S HA-T HIDES HIS" FACE- FIND YOUff BUND SPOT. HOLD THIS PAQE A FOOT FROM YOUR FACE, CLOSE-THE LEFT EVE AND LOOK AT 1rtE CROSS WKH YOUR rtlGHr EYE. 8V SIOWLVMOVING -me PAGE BACK AND PORtH. A 01SIANCE CAN BE POUND ATWHICH1HECIRCIE DISAPPEARS 1 . 113 IMAGE RULSOH YOUR "BUNDSPOT." HANGS FROM-ThE. ROOF OF A CHURCH IN ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND · " ISTpFTWE CONSRSaAilON LIV/IN- 3-n DIET and HEALTH CliENDENING, M, D. SCIENTIFIC FOOD BOON TO "QUINS" D R. DAFOE, the doctor of the famous Dionne quintuplets, continues to make good. He has reported on the care and feeding of these infants up until the present time. Remember that this is a unique event in the history of the world. Never before have all five human beings of a .single birth lived for as long as an hour or more. Here is a group that has steadily gained in weight, health and strength, and bids fair to grow to adult life. All this is due to the application of modern scientific infant feeding. I note on the chart that the foods which were used were as follows: Breast milk, tomato juice and orange juice,, viosterol, cod liver oil, iron, prune juice, : Dextri-Maltose, cereal, evaporated milk, cooked vegetables, egg yolk, cooked fruit pulp, warm water, sugar and rum. There was very little rum and only a few days, right after birth. cu.iUm.. This scientific treatment was f accomplished, in spite of threats :rom all sorts of people and agencies who tried to mpose all sorts of fancy and superstitious diets, and is a credit to the doctor and the health authorities of the Dominion of Canada. Some idea of what the doctor has been up against can be obtained from the following letter which he received: "I notice by the evening paper that you are waiting on a lady who is mother of five girl babies. You sure have your hands full--what carries away babies is diarrhea or summer complaint or looseness of the bowels--Now the best cure I know is perfectly harmless. "Get pure Rye Whisky and pour one teaspoon into a saucer. Take a clean pine sliver and set it on fire until it goes out. The dose for a medium sized baby (5-6 !bs.) would be 1 drop, every 2 hours. There ain't no poison in pure Rye Whisky after it is burnt and I am anxious to see you pull through with them all. This is why I am putting you on to this'cure.' 1 NOTES On the Subject of Quintuplets. "The fact that a woman has given birth to quintuplets is not absolutely unusual in itself. Aristotle mentions the case of a woman who gave birth to quintuplets four times consecutively. The French physician Baudoin who made a special study of the problem toward the close of the nineteenth century mentions about one hundred such cases, and several new cases have been recorded since 1904."--W. N. Kazeeff, in L'niustration, Paris, · a · Quin's Fortune. One hundred seventy-five, thousand dollars is the worth of the fortune of the Dionne quintuplets at the present time, as opposed to $27,000 a few months ago, announced David Croll, minister Of welfare for Onario, Can. TOMORROW MARCH 18 By CLARK Notable Births--Robert Donat cinemactor, b. 1905, n Manchester, England, of a Polish father and English nother who now live to the U. S George Olsen, ). 1893, orchestra leader Neville Chamberlain, b. 869, British statesman Margaret Culkto Bann- ng, b. 1891, American novelist Dr. Julius Morganstern, b. 1881. president of Hebrew Union college Judith Arlen. b. 1914, one of the few cinemaet- esses born in Hollywood Amerigo Vespucci, b. .452, to Florence, took his name from St. Emeric and iventually gave it to turn to America, according to lopular belief. But there was already an Amaraca Venezuela) when Vespucci made his first voyage to he new world in 1499 Stephen Grover Cleveland, i. 1837, to Caldwell, N. J., 47 years before he became ihe twenty-fourth president. He was the first presi- 'ent In many years who was not a war veteran, be- ause he had bought his way out of the draft March 18, 19S2~A 7 year old unmarried Moham- nedan girl gave birth to a living female child In Vicoria Zennana hospital, Delhi, India. (The case is authenticated by Dr. Hilda Keane, the officiating ob- tetrician.) The mother weighed 48 pounds, the child 4 pounds, 3 ounces. Both survived. * « « March 18, 1768--Laurence Sterne died at 55 of jleurisy, having established his immortality by wdt- ng Tristram Shandy. A stone informing tourists it is his last resting place has been put on two different graves in the old burial ground of St George's Haniver square, Lonclon, but his tomb isn't there. SCRIPTURAL THOUGHT--Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.--St Luke 6:36. EARLIER DAYS FBOJI GXflBE-GAZETTE FU.ES Thirty Tears Ago-TOKIO--A severe earthquake has occurred at Kagi, Formosa. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed and many hundreds of people were killed. PUEBLO, Colo.--Twenty-two pennons were killed and 22 injured in the wreck of the two Denver and Rio Grande passenger trains early this morning. Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Stanley returned last night to Chicgao after visiting relatives in the city. In a wholesale safe-cracking fest in the'pity early this morning, four safes were blown open and money thereto taken. Places visited by the yeggs were the J. D. Blckel Produce company, the Marshall Oil company, the J. S. Smith and. son hide and tallow plant, the Williams Coal company. Slightly more than ?100 was taken. . Articles of incorporation were filed today by the Ober-Kingsbury Grain company. Capital stock of the company is listed at $200,000..Officers are A. L.. Ober, president; F. A; Kingsbury, vice president, and A. L. Ober, treasurer. Twenty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Moore of Goldfield are in the city on a few days'business trip. Mrs. Will Gleason of Austin, Minn., visited relatives in the city yesterday. Miss Katherine McNyrene returned today from a three weeks' visit with her parents in Brooklyn, N. Y. EL PASO, Texas--Military censors prohibit release of any information concerning the movements of the troops searching for Pancho Villa and his bandits. Prof. C. L. Fitch of the extension department of the state college at Ames, spoke yesterday at the Civic league meeting held in the K. of C. hall. E. G. Dunn has returned from a week's business trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania. Herbert Hirsch left today for Chicago and St. Louis on a two weeks' business visit. Ten Years Ago--Roe Thompson today announced his candidacy for the office of county attorney. Stanley Haynes, United States commissioner for this district, also announced his candidacy for the office; Logan Tilford is attending the Sweeney Automotive and Electrical school at Kansas City. Leo Gradinger is in New York for a few days. H. W. Walter of Manly was in the city on business yesterday. T. J. Rylands of Des Moines is in the city on business today. A. J. Tuttle of Chicago transacted business in the city yesterday. John S. Stewart has returned from a trip to Red Bluffs, CaL Names of 45 students on the honor roll were announced today at the high school. Students having 90 or above in five subjects are Elmer Hager, Park Rinard and Marjorie Smith. Norvin E. Smith of Des Motaes was a business visitor in the city yesterday. ALL OF US By MABSHAJLI. MASUS GRANDFATHER WAS ABSENT MINDED S O I'm absent minded, am I? I forget things. I leave books on trains. I can't remember where I put my keys. I get off trains at the wrong station You don't understand how I've been able to escape death and live as long' as I have... .You don't see how I got to be the way I am. Well, I'll tell you about that 1 came by my absent mmdedness naturally. I inherited it from grandfather, who was much worse than I have ever been ....I'll tell you about grandfather. Grandfather was a great reader, something of a politician, a thoughtful man, a dreamer as well. He iunted for gold, found a good mine, but sold it before le got the gold out. He had Smyrna fig trees brought to this country, but didn't bring the essential wasp that fertilizes the figs in Asia Minor In his later years he knew all about mushrooms and toadstools; le collected them and was something of an authority on the subject....He'd get up early to the morning jefore breakfast and look for special fungi he wanted for his collection. One fine morning he was out in the fields, intent on finding one specimen that had till then escaped lim He had good luck, and he found just what he was after, a very rare toadstool. He broke it in half and walked along, studying it and pondering over its color and formation, until at last he had it placed exactly in his memory, in his catalog. Then his mind turned to something else, and being lungry, not having had his breakfast, walking along n the lovely morning light, he broke that deadly toadstool to bits, put it in his mouth, ate it, didn't even realize what he was doing--absent minded grandfather. He was terribly sick for three weeks, nearly died, jut even that didn't cure his absent mindedness. It stayed with him till he died, 86 years old So you see, that explains everything. It's all grandfather's fault. ^ OBSERVING $?WgHrasmraigflir^7Waii^^ TOO MUCH WHISTLE IN TOURNEY BASKETBALL. am just one in a multitude, of course, but so far as I'm concerned tournament basketball would be ever so much more attractive if there were fewer limitations on the players and more on the officials' whistle. I can't believe that the game could have attained its present popularity under any such binding restraints against action--or that the game will retain its present popularity under such a system. It isn't my intention here to "crab" the officials who worked the tournament here last week. It seemed to me that they handled their assignment without fear or favor. From the fact, however, that technicalities figured so very much more prominently than in regularly scheduled games during the season, I reasoned that they were under strict orders to go the limit in "calling everything." There is the danger, I realize, of a tournament getting away from the officials and turning into a roughhouse event. That certainly is one element to be considered. But in placing it foremost, it strikes me that some other considerations-equal in importance and greater in number--are ignored. Basketball can. be a gentleman's game without being a pink tea affair and that's just what it's on the way to becoming, in my opinion. HIGH WINDS OF MARCH CARRY GRAVE DANGER ffgfn would remind you of the 95gp hazard inherent in March, ^"^ the month of high winds. They have been Known to play havoc with the high-power lines in your neighborhood during any one of several storms which are likely to mark the season. Fallen electric wires are worse than rattlesnakes. Even their touch is deadly. Be prepared for this sort of danger by knowing what to do should you find a person electrocuted on a live wire. Send someone to call the electric company. If the wire is on top of the victim, it may be slipped off with a dry stick. A dry rope may be used by looping it around the wire or the person and pulling either away from the other. Should you have no other means of freeing .the victim, his outer clothing may be used to pull him off the wire if his clothing is dry. Be careful not to touch any part of the victim's body while it Is in contact with the wire. Otherwise, you too will be a.victim. If the person's breathing has stopped, start artificial respiration immediately and send for a doctor. A flZ YEAR OLD POET KIDS IRISH FRIENDS. ^__ understand that this verse SS^ inspired by the approach of *5£'" St. Patrick's day was intended by its author, 92 year old R, H. Langstroth, to josh some of his Odd Fellows home associates who are justifiably proud of the Irish blood which courses through their veins: St. I-nlrlch's day. Mured scvmtwntli, Is the day of their patrun aalott All IrlHhmca are expected to be up and nllvc. Many of them are--and some sln'tl But the city Iriih bd, Winj out to celebrate. With pleiuture wilt east In his vote For some gentlemen present who wiibes to please him To please tread on the taJl of bis coat. And thereby he proves that his vritd Irlsb bloud Is flowing Trith pressure just rlffht For the first thing he thinks when he mnst celebrate Is to eet himself Into a fight. And that's not all that alls him as every one knows For by all of Uie powers above There l.s no other man that walks on this earth That can beat him for falling In love. And for eloquence In stating Ms feelings to Molly He hasn't an equal! by heck! And he'll smile and he'll blarney till he sells her the notion That he's tho very biggest ace In the deck. And then he will move to some oilier town And get just M loving tilth Grace. For he says there's but ono way to keep T yonr heart airy, Thnt's to have a girl In every place. i And so he keeps on nnUI among all the girls He's established his namr- as a bidder, _ When St. Patrick will rise In his virtuous wrath And marry him off ta some wldder. INTER-FAITH GOODWILL PROGRAM SUCCESSFUL. JM^ haven't had a more thor- ISsloughly enjoyable and re- *r f reg hing hour than the one spent at the high school auditorium Sunday afternoon listening to three exemplars of religion--Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish--set forth their ideas of how an increased brotherhood may be brought about. The meeting was under the auspices of the Mason City Ministerial association. The choice of "speakers was indeed happy and. in every respect the program was conducted in a way that would bring emphasis on the commongrounds of religion-of which there are many--and an understanding of the differences. It would be difficult to pack into an hour more information and enlightenment. This is the second meeting of its kind, with gratifying attendance and keenest interest both tunes. I sincerely hope that it may become an established annual event. Answers to Questions By KKEDEJUC 3. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE--A reader cart get tlw answer to Miy question of fact by mit* bi2 Mason city Globe-Gaxette Information Bureau, Frederic J. HBkltt, Director, Washington, D. C. Please tocloM three (3) cents for reply. Where is the longest ski tow in U. S.? H. K. On Mount Gunstock in the Belk nap mountains, 5 miles east of Laconia at Gilford, New Hampshire. For 3,100 feet in a straight line the hoist ascends Mount Gunstock, making a vertical ascent- of 1,000 feet in about three minutes. Tell of Hospitality week in Vicksburg, Bliss. T. W. Begins March '27. Ante-bellum mansions and private gardens will be thrown open to the public. Reminiscent of show-boat days, a play featuring scenes on the levees will be given with a chorus of 500 Negroes. Can gas explode without a flame? J. H. The Bureau of Mines says gas will not explode unless there is a flame or a spark. What wag the cause of death of Pierre Curie, French scientist? E. L. Instantly killed in a street accident in 1906. How long have geographies been used ss textbooks? M. M. The first modern geography in English which was written explicit- y for schools appeared to 1746. It was called Introduction to Geography and was published in England jy J. Cowley, geographer to His Majesty. Does a law prohibit criticism of the administration by men In the service? E. G. The sixty-second article of war forbids" any officer to use contemptuous or disrespectful language in criticism of the president, vice president, secretary of war or other high officials. Should a left-banded child be taught to use his right band? R. F. The modern trend is to teach a child to use bis right hand instead of the left in acts where the left land is awkward, such as in shaking hands. Ambidexterity seems to be a better solution than forbidding the child the use of the left hand. When the father of a man who »ears the title, Junior, dies should the son drop the Junior? B. H. Use of the title is discontinued. What type of dog bas greatest strength and endurance? E. D. First goes to the husky. This is a cross between the North, Green- and Eskimo dog and the Dane, Newfoundland or Shepherd. It is jerhaps the wildest type of domes- icated dog. How do a cord of dry oak wood and a ton of hard coal compare in jeating value? W. L. The bureau of mines says a little over one cord of dry oak wood is equivalent to one ton tit bard coal. What are the seven scientific venders of the modern world 7 A. J. According to 700 American and European scientists questioned by, Popular Mechanics magazine, the seven wonders of the modern world are radio, telephone, airplane, .radium, antiseptics and antitoxins, spectrum analysis and x-ray. Hoiv did Jane Addams' Hnll House to Chicago get its name? G. F. The original Hull house was the mansion built by Charles Hull in 1856. 1 How are the football teams Selected that play In the Rose Bowl Jan. 1? S. G. When the Pacific Coast conference season closes, colleges in the conference choose the champion team by vote. This team selects its own opponent, which cannot be a Pacific Coast conference eleven. Southern Methodist was chosen in 1936 to meet Stanford. Stanford won 7 to 0. What prison was called the Devil's Island of America? E. H. Fort Jefferson, Fla., which still ranks as the largest all-masonry fortification in the western world. It was abandoned as an active defense in 1873, but during the Civil war was the most dreaded of all federal prisons. Shark infested depths between the prison and the mainland cut off every hope of es^ cape. Know Your Country How long has it been since you knew all those little things about your country that you learned in school? About the capitals of the states, the detached territories, the coast lines, the highest mountains, the longest rivers? Do you still remember them? Be an intelligent American! Know what your country is, and what it stands for. Every little bit of knowledge you acquire about the United States will make you a better citizen, and an abler supporter of your government The Globe-Gazette is offering a new large, five-color map of the United States, 21x28 inches to size, r with federal standard time zones and complete statistical data on its back--for a mere cost and handling charge of 10 cents. Cut out this coupon now, fill it in carefully and mail today. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskto, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the new Map of the United States. i Nam* Street City State (Mail to Washington, O.

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