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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 18 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. WEB NIWSriPER Inued Every Week O»y Dy the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East state Street Telephone No. 9800 MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is delusively entitled to the tue lor publication ot all news dlipatctiei credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, aod all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAII/Z PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Del llointt news and business oftfcefl at 405 shops Buddies. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Kuon City and Clear Lake, Kajon city and Clear Lake, by the j-tar $7.00 ny the week J .10 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKH Per year by carrier ..... $7.00 By mall 6 months $225 Per wwk by carrier .... 9 .15 By mall 3 months ...... S1.25 Per year by pmll ..- jt.OO By mall 1 month * .50 OUTSIDE 100 MIT.F, ZONE Per year....16.00 six months $3.25 Three months...yx.7fi METERED PARKING newspaper has had no enthusiasm for the metered parking plan instituted by a city in Oklahoma a few months ago. Charging for the space one's car occupies on the public streets seemed to us to be taking to collecting for the air one breathes. That was our off-hand estimate of the plan. To tur surprise, and' somewhat to our dismay, we have aoted, however, that the idea has spread. In many places it is being hailed as the most likely solution of the growing problem of downtown parking. In the current issue of ."Public Safety," a publication ot the National Safety Council, there is presented, apparently with organization approval, the case for the parking meter. After detailing the difficulties involved in enforcement of parking restrictions, the writ, er proceeds as follows: "Metered parking has been devised to overcome these difficulties and make parking supervision pay for itself. A coin-operated meter standing at the curb shows when a car has over-stayed its time. Any officer can tell whether a car is legally parked regardless of whether he has been in that block before, during the last 24 hours, seven days or twelve months. "Twenty feet is allowed for each parallel parking space, and the meter 'is installed on the curb at a point opposite which the radiator of the parked car should appear-. After parking the motorist drops a nickel in the slot and immediately a flag is raised, indicating by a. pointer the time allowed in that space. Then the pointer moves gradually toward zero as the remaining time becomes shorter, and the flag drops out t£ sight when the time has expired. "The nickel is a service charge for metering the itime which is, allotted "to each driver. It is not considered rental of the street space. The same charg is made for metered parking, regardless of the zone A nickel is charged for a 15-minute area as well as a 2 hour one. "Drivers like metered parking. The ease with which violations are detected reduces greatly the amount of overtime parking and the monopolization of parking spaces. Drivers can go to destinations in the central business district and find places to park where formerly none was available. "The long-period parkers are thus driven to unrestricted zones or off the street entirely. Officials fee justified in running these 'parking hogs' off the streel because storage of cars is not considered a responsibility of the city. "Metered parking makes getting in and out of (spaces easier than is common in other types of parking enforcement. With 20 feet allowed for each 'stall 1 where the parking is parallel, and with the cars parked with the radiator even with the meter, each driver has nearly 25 feet of space in which to maneuver. Once Trained on his income tax, dad ought to be able to give Willie gome good help on hia arithmetic right at.thi* time. By predicting "fair" every day, you'll be right 65 per cent of the time, according to weather bureau statistics. Short story: America's food bill is 1114 billions yearly; America's tax bill is 12 billions yearly. Gene Talmadge's popularity hi Georgia appears to be much like that of a skunk at a lawn party." Contemporary Europe suggests that old B. L. T. expression, "our go-called human race." The average American is more in danger from automobiles than from war. The lure of politics has wrecked many a fine nonpolitical organization. There is little hope for peace so long as there are dictators. The PROS and CONS OBSERVING parked, he needn't fear that other parkers will 'close in .on him!' so that he will not be able to get out. Any 'pushing around' to make an extra space where Jt is not warranted is immediately conspicuous and in k violation of regulations governing metered narking. "Where angle parking is permitted the meters are spaced somewhat closer together, depending upon the angle. The cars are so spaced that the right front, tender ig driven directly up toward the meter. The procedure Is otherwise the same as for parallel park ing. "Metered parking discourages double parking. Because of the frequent turnover in the use of spaces, double parking is 'ordinarily inexcusable. It immediately brands the owner of the car as a 'cheap skate' who would violate the-law to save a nickel. Such a practice also violates the spirit of sportsmanship in the eyes of those who have paid their nickel service charge for the use of the space. "There are those who get free parking space for Short periods of time. They drive into spaces from which other cars have gone before the time limit has expired. If they do not stay too long they get free parking space, but if they overstay the time for which the previous parker paid, they are branded as violators by the flag on the meter. "Where there is a of short period parking in zones of appreciably longer limits, this parking- on uhexpired time of former .parkers may be quite common, particularly for those who may run into a store to get a package" or who stop at the curb for a passenger." . Tha remainder of the article is given over to de- HOOVER NOT A CANDIDATE Cherokee Times: · If any further evidence were re quired to establish the fact that Herbert Hoover i» not seeking a re-nomination for the presidency this year, it was supplied by Mr. Hoover himself in his address at Colorado Springs. In the course of tha address, generally accepted as by far the ablest ad dress so far delivered by any- speaker in the presem campaign, Mr. Hoover said: "I have had every honoi that any man could want, and I want no more." No one could make a plainer declaration than that. I would be presumptuous on the part of Mr. Hoover to decline a nomination that has" not been tendered him but he has left no doubt of the fact that he has no desire or intention of seeking a nomination. A SALUTE TO HERRING Northwood Anchor: This paper has said somi things not entirely complimentary to Governor, Hering, and the writer believes such comment was justified. Governor Herring is now going to get a com. pliment in this column because of his.refusal to commute the death sentence of Arch Breeding, Red Oak man who was sentenced to hang for the murder of his wife. AN IMPOSSIBLE* CAMPAIGN Rock Rapids Reporter: They may convict Hartzell. They may even draw and quarter him--but that's only one step in an impossible campaign, a campaign to educate folks to shun all schemes of the get rich variety. You can jail all promoters--but you can never do away with that very human desire to take a chance, for a promised profit that would be a whopper. BOOTLEGGER IS STILL WITH US Fairmont Sentinel: Investigators in all parts of the country tell this cocktailed world the same story. Bootlegging is on the increase everywhere. A nation wide survey confirms the recent statement of a high government official that at least half of the liquor consumed is illicit. YOU PAY 67 TAXES Emmetsburg Reporter: Sixty-seven different kind WHO COULD OBJECT TO SUCH A bBEED. can't quite conceive how any good American could object to committing himself or herself to such a patriotic creed as the following: "I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. "I therefore believe it is my dut; :o my country to love it; to suppor ,ts constitution; to obey ita laws; respect its flag; and to defend i against all enemies." --o-A HOSPITAL VIEW OF AtJTO RECKLESSNESS am passing along here a re porter's description of a hos. scene, written mucT after the manner of the now fa mous "And Sudden Death" article It is from the Lincoln, HI., Evening Courier and it has been passec along by C. E. G. of Mason City: "The after-midnight stillness in Lincoln hospital was broken recent ly by subdued bustle and orderly activity as four emergency case were brought in. "Lights sprang up in the operat ing room. Still forms were trun died through the halls. "Four young men, three of them unconscious from skull fractures had terminated an evening of pleas ure when their speeding car collid ed with a truck. "There was no sleep for other pa tients on that floor the remainder of that night. "Shrieks of delerium and piteous groans of agony filled the air. "One of the victims was relieved 3y merciful lours. The death within a few grinding of crushec of federal taxes, collected through 131 separate levies were imposed by the federal government in the fisca year which ended last June 30, according to an an ilysis reported last month by the Merchants' Associa tion of New York. DESPITE ITS HANDICAPS Nashua Reporter: It. is said that seven oat o every ten pounds of butter substitutes produced are eaten by the farmers of the country. In spite of tba handicap dairying was the only industry that even made a pretense of paying a return during the. late depression. DIMINISHED POPULARITY EXPLAINED Davenport Democrat:" One reason why congress men are not as popular as they used to be is that the department of agriculture at Washington hasn't dis tributed any free seed for over 13 years. TALLE CALLED ABLE Oelwein Register: Professor Talle is one of th ablest men in the district and would no doubt make good race against his fellow townsman for the if he obtains the nomination. NO ACCOtTNTING FOR THIS Cedar Rapids Gazette: That Illinois woman re sumed her yawning just as the Nye committee discon tinued its inquiry into the causes of the last war. How does one account for this? OLD DANCES COMING BACK Clear Lake Reporter: Members of the nationa tailing the experience of Dallas, Texas, where 1,000 dance league predict that the cotillion--the squar meters are in operation. Receipts are averaging $10 dance of our grandfathers--will become "all the rage month from each meter, or a grand total of |120,00 for all of them. Employment has been given to nin persons in servicing the meters, 'making the collec tions, marking the parking s;talls and checking th violations. Thus it will be seen that the meter plar Ss more than selfliquidating. To quote again: "This is a complete reversal of the usual experience in the enforcement of parking, time limits. Such enforcement is usually a source of financial loss to the city and, at the same time, a source of grief to the enforcement officials. But the experience in Dallas is that merchants in unmetered areas are petitioning for the installation of meters so that shoppers may find easy access to their places of business. They have found that long period parking, double parking and traffic congestion are ·definitely not sources of prosperity." The article closes with a reference to district court action in Oklahoma giving approval to the meter plan In an injunction action based on a claim that the plan interferes with the free use of streets as provided by statute. The court's reasoning in dissolving the injunction was that "free use" of streets relates to use for the purpose of travel and that parking is a privilege granted by the city rather than a statutory right. .HUGHES AND FRILEY mHE'most fortunate circumstances with respect to President R. M. Hughes' retirement from active president to president emeritus of Iowa State college 3s that he and his stimulating influence are not be lost from the campus. He is to remain at Ames, free from his heavy administrative responsibilities, for a work among students even more direct and personal than it has been up to this time. Dr. Hughes has presided over Iowa State college through Its most trying ten years. On reduced expenditure, he has held the institution to highest academic standards. But the story of President Hughes isn't complete that doesn't cover his contribution to the high moral tone of classroom and campus. Dr. Charles E. Friley in his four years at Ames has demonstrated an admirable administrative ability. He knows the Hughes aims and ideals as well as the Hughes methods. Every sign points to a fruitful era ahead for this distinguished institution under this new administrative setup. ERRATIC STRAW VOTES Boone News Republican: If the current straw votes show which way the wind is blowing, it must to a whirlwind, judging from the variance of what they show. G. O. P. STRATEGY PROPHECY Keokuk Gate City: The strategy at Cleveland wil be to pull the republican elephant out of the slough of despond with a team of dark horses. FARLEY'S UNFORTUNATE AFFLICTION Cherokee Times: It-is unfortunate for the country that Mr. Farley is color blind and cannot tell .red from black. CREDIT CLASSIFICATION Lake Mills Graphic: Some pay their bills when due, some when overdue, some never do. How do vou do? POETS EVERYWHERE Dedicated to the cause of Bringing the Soy and Inspiration of Good Verse Into the tlvej of Hank tod FBe lowans. By LOP MAIXORY LUKE, Hampton pORINNE ROOSEVELT ROBINSON, daughter of **' the first Theodore Roosevelt, was born in 1861 and died in 1933. In her youth she lived at Oyster 3ay. She and her father went on many long lovely drives to remote spots where they read aloud to each other. When she was ten years old she went abroad with her parents and was put in a German family in Dresden, Germany, to learn the language. Her first effort in rhyme called, The Lament of an American Child in a German Family, was written because she was homesick. Her first volume of poems was pub- ished by Chas. Scribner's Sons. FROM THE CASTELLO My window is a frame for one dark tree; A sentinel cypress focussing the eye To fall beyond it, 'gainst a morning sky, On one small town that nestles quietly' Against the gray-green hillside lovingly; I hear the church bells; like a gentle sigh The breeze moves slowly, lingeringly by, Bringing their fuller meaning back to me. 0 little town of dreams, and deep sweet bells, That clings against a line of lilac light! What mystery, within, of beauty swells, Enriching all my being as I gaze, Knowing, no matter what may come of night-1 shall possess thee now for all my days! Reprint. bones in his chest could be heard above the agonized death rattle in lis throat when the end came. ' "A companion, calling, calling in his own delerium for a pal who would never answer, yas held by wo nurses, three--but not for long. iVith the superhuman strength of he mortally injured and of the insane, he arose to fling friendly at- endants across the room. "Then a strait-jacket. He was ministered to. The cries grew fainter. Came another day and he, too, had passed beyond. "Young wives and children were left bereaved, as have thousands upon thousands of others been bereft by the Sudden Death that lurks along the highway." ENGLISH INFLUENCE IN SOUTH AFBICAN JPAPEB recently had the opportunity to scan the pages of "The Times" of London and the "Cape Times" or Cape Town at the southern end of Africa. My first impression was of the similarity of the makeup, in strong contrast to the American style. There is no news on the first' page of either paper and in "The Times" of England, none on the last page; and though the copies were issued in times of great public interest, One just after the last election and both the others in the week of the death of the king, there is no news until one reaches the middle of the 20 page paper and then no "banner lines." Births, marriages, deaths, bus and aerial transport, shipping news, schools, want ads, legal notices, sports news, court discussions, entertainments, foreign news--sometimes 10 pages, and then, in the middle of the paper, the results of the election or the description of the procession of the funeral of King George--in this case well illustrated. In the Cape Times, six pages of ads come first and on the tenth page, half way through, come editorials and a description of the pageant of the royal funeral. I notice that the London Times is number 47,221, which goes back to toe time of the American revolution. The comic strip, "Bringing Up Father," is in the Cape Town paper, as also George Arliss in "The Guv- 'nor." ' The cosmetics and patent medicine names are familiar. Though separated by thousands of miles of ocean and land the British styles and customs survive 1 even where the names are distinctly of Dutch origin, as in South Africa. The postage on the 20 page "Times" is 2 pence, and I notice that some of the seats which were offered from which to view the funeral procession were listed at 10 guineas or about S50; and the 'Cape Times" heads its description of the funeral . procession as a 'Mixture of the Medieval and Modern." But it lauds King George as ruler. --o-- HELVETIDS WAS AT THE RECEIVING END. "can answer a part of your recently propounded question about the man at re- eiving end when Voltaire uttered Is famous remark about the right f a man to express his opinion," /rites H. E. W. "He was speaking to lelvetius. But who the heck Hel- etius was or what the circum- ;anc'es were under which the remark was offered, I'm unable to say this time. I may write you again." Answers to Questions By FEEDERIC .1. RASKIN MEASE MOXE--A reader can get the answer to any question of fact by writ* ing Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic i. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. Please inclose three (3) cents for reply. How long will it take to fill the reservoirs back of Norris dam? W M. The gates were closed March 4 and .filling of the lake will not to accomplished until next fall. Are any states unrepresented b; a distinguished citizen in Stotuar hall in the Capitol at Washington' M. D. There are 12 states unrepresentei by statues in the capitol, Louisiana Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Nev ada, New Mexico, North Dakota Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wash ington and Wyoming. Due to th weight of the statuary, it-has been found necessary to relocate many o. the statues in other part of the cap itol. Statuary Hall now contains 30 Hall of Columns, 16; and various other suitable .locations, 16. How many visit the U. S. Botanic garden in a year? T. S. Ending June 30, 1935, 116,806. For what.act" of.bravery did the late Brigadier-General Mitchell receive the distinguished service cross? M. F. The citation was not for a single act of extraordinary heroism in the face of the enemy, but for repeatec acts of extraordinary heroism in action while in France during the World war. What metal is used in the decorations on the Chrysler building in New York? F. M. The exterior designs of eagles, gargoyles and acorns, as well as the 185 foot dome, are made of Nirosta, an alloy of iron, chromium and nick' el that will not rust, tarnish or corrode. When did Negro collegiate football begin in this country? M. K. According to Menke's All Sports lecord book, Negro college football had its beginning in 1894 with Howard university, Washington, D. C., and Lincoln university, Pa., playing he first game in the east, and Tiis- segee institute, Ala., and Atlanta Ga.) university engaging in the irst southern contest the same year. Who founded the Cunard Line? . L. Sir Samuel Cunard (1787-1865). Of what nationality is Montague Glass, author of Potash and Perlmutter? L. F. Born at Manchester, Eng., Jewish 'arentage. Do Indians obey fish and game aws? S. S. The office of Indian affairs says the Indians have no right to hunt utside of their own reservation ,-ithout complying with the game aws. Indians may hunt within their eservation without complying: with he state game laws, but the Indian ffice endeavors to have them ob- serve the same rules so far as may be practicable. However, as Indians are more largely dependent upon game for their living, it is not practicable to limit them absolutely to the state game laws, so long as they stay within their own reservation. This'applies to fishing also. When was The American's Creed written? W. A. . By William Tyler Page, clerk of the house of representatives, in 1917. What is "the Fuel City?" E. J. Applied to Clarksburg, W. Va., because of its situation in the midst of rich gas, coal and oil fields. How many Indians have organized under the Reorganization act? P. B. Twenty-four Indian tribes with a total population of 34,973. Is White Russia an independent republic? J. D. Only about a year from 1918 to 1919. It then became one of the con- stitutent republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. What is the date of the opening of the Texas Centennial exposition at Dallas? F. T. Will open June 6 and close Thanksgiving day. Who was the maid of Saragossa? L. R. A heroine of Spanish history named Agustina. In the siege of Saragossa by the forces of Napoleon in 180S-09, Agustina's lover was slain. She took his place in the artillery and served with great heroism until the city was forced by famine to capitulate. Almanac Finds Favor It was supposed that the demand for Uncle Sam's Almanac would be over during the first few days of the new year--but no sirree! The orders for this popular publication are still Tolling in. Edition after edition has been exhausted. Another 5rintmg is now on the press. It answers thousands of questions and s Deeded every day in the year. iiclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for Uncle Sam's Almanac. Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.) NIGHT REUEVE5 COLDS WITHOUT "DOSING" C O A L Glendora Lump, t o n . . $9.50 Kentucky Jack, t o n . . $9.00 Indiana Lump, t o n . , . $8.50 Illinois Lump, t o n . . . $7.50 Diamond Lump, ton. . $6.50 Diamond Nut, t o n . . . $6.00 W.G. BLOCK CO. PHONE 563 Ann Kingsley Says . . . PASTEURIZED MILK contains an abundance of lime, the lack of which causes soft teeth, early decay, bow legs and rickets. More than one quart a day is added assurance of healthful strength. When you serve PASTEURIZED MILK to your children, either as a drink or with other foods, you are giving them the highest percentage of these healthful qualities, with purity and sweet cleanliness assured by laboratory testing. Our milk is bottled fresh daily. HERMANSON BROS. DAIRY PHONE 646 JUST IMAGINE- GETTING100% PURE PENNSYLVANIA OIL AT SUCH A LOW PRICE. THAT'S ONE OF THE BEST BARGAINS I EVER HEARD OF. Y O U ' R E JACK. WHEN YOU CAN BUY THE BEST OIL IN THE WORLD ! AT WARDS PRICES, A MAN WOULD BE FOOLISH NOT TO L USE IT. Wards STANDARD was made f o r trie I n - b e t w e e n ' ' p o c k e t b o o k ! If you operate your car on a limited budget, Riverside Standards will exactly fit your needs! They'll give you more mileage than any other tire of comparable quality--yet they cost you much less! You get the famous Riverside center traction safety tread of thick Vitalized rubber; stronger cords--Latex dipped to minimize blowout dangers; and many other famous Riverside features! 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