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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Â« LEE SYNDICATE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by tho MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMJS . . . . Publisher W. EARL HALL - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM . . . City Editor LLO*D L. GEER - Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press ia 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 RATES Mason City md Cleat Lake, Mason city ana Clear Lake. by the year 57.00 by the week $ .15 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND C1LEAB LAKE Per year by carrier .... 57.00 By mall 6 months 52.00 Per week by carrier t .10 By mall 3 months 51.20 Per year by mall 54.00 By mail 1 montli J .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE- Per year 56.00 sis months.. ..$3.00 Three months. .Sl.to I 'X ; no jS hr ^ i When a. thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it Is a proof that it should be rejected.-- VAUVENAKGUES Pertinent or Impertinent Learning how to spell the Chicago Tribune's new list of simplified words is proving no simple task for the members of that newspaper's editorial staff. 9 f V i Both the old spinning wheel and that wagon wheel am beginning to show toe effects of too much wear from radio crooners. * 11 * The approach of election time was probably the factor which caused Al Smith to quit panning the administration. * * Â» It's still a well nigh infallible rule that those in the biggest hurry have the least to do when they get there. College profs under the new dca! have found it difficult to keep their economics abreast of the daily news. Â» * Â» In any event it can't be said that Hugh S. and Pussyfoot employ the same methods. 3 * * If he smiles when he shoots at you, it's probably Dillinger. . A GREAT SCHOLAR PASSES F OR thousands of former students of the University of Iowa, Thomas Huston Macbride is idealized in mind and in heart. Death has claimed his body but his influence is an evergreen. In his half century at Iowa City beginning as instructor and rising through the headship of the botany department to the presidency of the university, Doctor. Macbride played a part never surpassed in the institution's history. The mention of his name recalls other great teachers with whom he was associated--Calvin, Currier, Nutting, Patrick, Wilcox, McClain, Weller, Raymond, Seashore, Shimek, Shambaugb, Teeter, Kay. Of these only the last five are alive. Making Doctor Macbride president and then president emeritus of the university was an admirable recognition of his devotion and his genius. But his greatest happiness came from studying plants and flowers and in implanting the zeal for truth-finding in the young minds about him. No lowan ever attained a greater beauty of diction than that of Doctor Macbride. Magnificence of thought and a genius of articulation were happily joined in his makeup. His final address before a university convocation some five years ago, on the glory that was ancient Greece, was a complete example and-summation of this observation. The writer's time at the university was coincident -with Dr. Macbride's administration as president. A first impression was that he was the most Christlike person ever known to us. That appraisal never changed. OTHER VIEWPOINTS DAILY SCRAP BOOK -- cupyriKM. W.l. by Central Press Association, me. SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY? -Tl AUSTRIA is the latest example of the curious re- l*' " suits of the war to "make the world safe for democracy." The Austrian republic is just about to get its death blow, to be replaced by a "corporative state" . something on the fascist model, supported by the guns of the heimwehr which recently blew to pieces the jTJenna socialists who resisted dissolution. The new does not even ^pretend to use the word 1 It is a dictatorship, .uncamouflaged." There will be elections, but they won't mean anything. They will select members of four councils who will advise the premier. But he is not bound to take their advice, and if they refuse to accept his policies, he does not resign--they do. New legislation must be initiated by the dictator, it cannot come from the people or their representatives. To this low estate has democracy fallen throughout Europe. With what enthusiasm we sent our army -and navy abroad to confer upon warring Europe the benefits of democratic republicanism, who of us does not remember? And who of us then foresaw the present result? It may be, although we are reluctant to admit it, that the day of democratic republics is over--that it was merely a 19th century fad in government, lacking authority and discipline sufficient to maintain itself. That may be so to some countries. We .hope it will not be so in ours. After all, our government is at present the oldest in the world--has laste_d longest of any in its present form. And Britain, the birthplace of the democratic ideal, comes next. It works for us, at least. And it will continue to work, if we love it enough to fight for it, as did our forefathers. ^Â» 9 O* WASHINGTON HORSEPLAY APPARENTLY well authenticated reports out of ^ Washington say the Tuesday house vote on the veterans and federal workers bill was based on a complete understanding- that the senate would sustain the / president's veto. The theory behind this procedure was that in the ; c house where all members come up for re-election, it i would be possible to go back to the veterans and say, Â· "Well, you know I was on your side." I, In the senate, of course, only one-third of the mem- 1 * bers come up for re-election in any one year. Those ^ coming up this year.could be easily accommodated in the vote and it is correctly assumed that a lot of / things will be forgotten in two or Tour, years. \ Then along came the senate and upset the applecart. The vote to override the veto was 63 to 27, decisive though not as great as in the lower house. It will be interesting to know whether the senators in their vote were angry at the house members who sought to put them in a hole or at the president. It's possible, of course, that the white house inspired idea of ladling out money has become epidemic. NOW FOR THE TEST mHE United States soon will have a definite oppor- * tunity to learn whether agriculture can be aided through reduced crops. Enough land has been withdrawn from .production during the approaching season to assure a real test. The Chicago Journal of Commerce has obtained figures showing the corn acreage will be reduced by ]0%er cent. It will amount to 92,117,000 acres this year as compared with 101,239,000 in 1933. The spring "wheat acreage will be about one-sixth less than last season, the acreage for 1934 being 18,789,000 and 23,81^.000 a year ago. The estimated corn production for 1934 is 250,000,000 bushels less than last year and that of wheat about 50.000,000 bushels less than the five-year aver- WHAT IS A ROOSEVELT REPUBLICAN? W A MacArthur in Burt Monitor: A candidate for the republican nomination for governor of the state of Iowa has announced that he is a "Roosevelt re- PU As^'republican editor I rise to a point of journalistic order. What is a "Roosevelt republican? Without attempting to minimize in any way the undoubted outstanding leadership and ability of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, I submit that a candidate is either a republican candidate, a democrat or an independent. (Not forgetting, but omitting for the sake of brevity, the other parties.) The republican party has been cursed the past few years with too many semi-republicans, riding into nomination on the republican ticket and then sticking the harpoon deep into the party leaders. I believe it is time that the republican, party purge itself of all pseudo members. If party leaders are objectionable, get new leaders. If the democratic policies are more attractive to any republican ivouldbe candidate, let him join the democratic party and not try and sneak in under the republican canvas. FOREIGN BEEF SOLD HERE Uvermore Gazette: Foreign canned beef has stirred up the wrath of the Swea City farmers. When the North Kossuth Livestock Shipping association met last Friday afternoon at Swea City, someone presented a can of corn beef bought in Swea City that was labeled as raised in South America. After investigation it was discovered that local merchants had on their shelves beef from Uruguay and Brazil. After deliberation the association passed resolutions asking Swea City merchants to buy no foreign canned meat and to use their influence to stop the importation of foreign canned meat in the community. The merchants stated that they had not assumed the meat was an un-America product, and had not examined it. The association also asked their secretary to write Secretary Wallace, asking him to explain why we are asked to cut down production while foreign products are being brought in. _ AND IT HAPPENED IN MASON CITY'. Northwood Anchor: Mason City man called up one of the theaters and of the pulchritudinous miss in the box office he inquired: "What are you showing now?" "All of Me," she replied. "Well, hot-diggity; 111 bej'ight over." TIME TO KNOW ABOUT IT , ::Â· Garner I/eader: If it be true that our nation's much vaunted army air:equipment is in fact a lot of obsolete crates, arid our army airmen fair weather pilots, it is time something in the'way of adequate air armament and properly schooled men be made a part of our national defense program. PRI-SON- 3ENEA-I'H -fflE F I G U R E OF THE HEMRV FAwce-rT, - LABELLED AU- HIS CLOTHES Wl-fH NUMBERS , SO "THAT HE. -- COIJLD 3ET WHAT HE WAN-TED A-TONCE. GREENLAND, ISLAND 1H fHE WORLD, HKS-THE LEA-s-r PRACTICAL VALUE -1bHE WORLD OF AUL. LARqE OF LAUD DIET and HEALTH Dr. ClenilenlnE cannot diagnose cr give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are ol general interest, however, they will be taken up. tn order, In the dally column. Address your queries to Dr. L-ogan Clendcnlns, care ot The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. IS GOVERNMENT CONSISTENT? Britt News-Tribune: If it is necessary for the gor- ernment to cut down employes' hours and pay, is it consistent to ask industry to increase the number of men on the payroll without cuts in salaries and let them work shorter hours? A QUESTION OF ACCENT Charles City Press: Senator O'Mahoney says you pronounce it with the accent on the "Ma," and he ought to know; but Al Smith says that no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney, and he ought to know, too. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG ANSWERING MRS. FULDHEIM MASON CITY, March 27.--I have read with a great deal of. amazement the report on the lecture of Mrs. Fuldheim of Cleveland about "A Dying and Reviving World." Mrs. Fuldheim made some astounding statements which I want to correct, not that it makes much difference to people who know history. Mrs. Fuldheim stated that Chancellor Bismarck ] in wrestiu? Alsace-Lorraine from France, planted the ' , , . ; . , , . Â» Â»- seed of the World war. There are so many different ; characterized by preponderant building up of tissues ~By LOUAN :LENDEM.VG, M. D. WEAKER SEX STRONGER TO RESIST ILLS HpHERE SEEMS to be no question that it is a great 1 disadvantage to be a male, so far as the possibility of serious disease is concerned. This startling conclusion is based upon very careful studies that have recently been reported from one of the large clinics of the country in the official bulletin of ThÂ« American College of Physicians. Considering those diseases'which are common to both sexes, the male is afflicted far oftener than the female, and that it is not entirely due to the bad habits that man acquires, I am happy to be able to report that it applies also to diseases which cause death before birth. "Venery, alcoholism, exposure, overwork, and various other factors, may influence the susceptibility to disease and the greater mortality of the adult male, but they are only straws placed on the Jit. Clcndenlnc greater burden of his sex-linked weakness. There seems to be no doubt that, speaking comparatively, the price of maleness is weakness. How ironical, therefore, seems the precept of the apostle: 'Give honor unto the wife as unto the weaker vessel'." For instance, in diseases or the digestive tract, the only diseases which affect women predominantly more than men are gallstones and cancer of the gall bladder. The poor men have a long list of things, beginning with perforated duodenal ulcer, and including cancer of the large bowel, cardiospasm, acute appendicitis and sarcoma of the stomach, all more frequently than women do. When it comes to diseases of the heart and circulatory system, it looks as if nature just naturally went out and put the women aside and knocked the men on the head right and left. Only two diseases in this group are more frequent in women than in men--varicose veins and mitral endocarditis. So it goes. What is the cause of it? Nobody knows. Philosophy might say that a wise nature, knowing the males to be numerically less important in the scheme of reproduction, is less careful of them. But it is strange that she should conceive them in superabundance only immediately to begin to reduce their number by death. The nutrition rate (metabolism) of males is a little females. It is thought that femaleness is views on the cause of the World war that it would maleness by preponderant tearing down. Now we shall see what we shall sec. take too much time to contradict Mrs Fuldheim. I Of some practical importance in these studies is History on which Mrs. Fuldheim- based such a great ! the fact that at least one disease, hemophilia (spon- - - - - Â· taneous bleeding), occurs only in males, and may be checked in them by the use of tiie female sex hormone. It is possible that the same treatment might apply to certain other strictly male diseases. It is strange that with all this there should not be an evident preponderance of women in the world, but apparently the diseases which are peculiar to them, especially the risks of childbirth, seem to even up the scales. Perhaps there are more old women in the world than men; I never happened to notice. emphasis, shows distinctly that Alsace-Lorraine was taken away from Germany during the Thirty Years war by France when Germany was too weak to defend herself. Chancellor Bismarck only took back what did rightfully belong to Germany. In re: Polish corridor. Mrs. Fuldheim stated that Frederick the Great was a great thief. Her statements were so exaggerated and so untruthful that it is hard to believe that such an address can be made in public. History shows that Poland was divided between Austria, Russia and Prussia. The reason for this was the unanimous decision of the European statesmen for the peace of Europe. In re: Silesia.. Silesia was taken from Germany by the Versailles treaty. There are two provinces, Upper and Lower Silesia of which 70 per cent are Germans and Germany was betrayed when Upper Silesia was given to Poland notwithstanding the majority vote of the people. Silesia belongs rightfully to Germany by treaties between the House of Hohenzollern and the Duchy of Silesia and it was only right that Silesia by this treaty should rightfully be a German province for which Frederick the Great went to war. Mrs. Fuldheim said that Germany was required to pay 64 billion, whether she meant "marks" or "dollars" I do not know and her statement that Germany has never paid and never can or will pay except through export trade is also untruthful. The Dawes plan regulated the indemnity that was to be paid and Germany paid on this for several years which are well known facts. In re: Communism. Mrs. Fuldheim claimed that there are more communists in one district of Berlin than there were in Russia in 1917. If Herr Hitler has been able to suppress communism in Germany, he deserves the tribute of the world, particularly from England and France that no" progress has been made in communism which would have come to the United States and which our government is fighting with all its resources. It seems to me that Mrs. Fuldheim's talk was nothing more than misstatement of facts and propaganda against Germany such as we have had before. Public speakers should fully understand their -subject and such talks should be censored to prevent TODAY IN HISTORY EARLIER DAYS Au Interesting Dully Fculiiro Drawn From the Ulobe-Uaicltc'Â« Files nf Iho Years Gone Wy. ajafliaiM!BM^ OBSERVING Thirty Yeurs Ago-The play "The Girl I Left Behind Me," will be given by the local company of the Iowa National guards in the near future. A. M. Hansen has obtained a position at the City National bank. Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Dutro left today for McGregor for a visit with friends. The order of the Temple was conferred by the Antioch Commandery on Wednesday at their temple upon Mr. Hoag of Garner. The spring term of the public school at Rockwell began Monday after a week's vacation. Al Spohr has shipped his racing mare Lady Drake to Austin where she will be put in training for the season. Lucius B. Young of Grinnell has accepted a position at the Elks barbershop. Mrs Van Vleeck left Thursday for an extended visit with her. son, Frank, at Eden Valley, Minn. agree with the Minnesota editor who insists that in _ matters pertaining to health the expression, "They say," should be barred from our language. No question but what these two words mvc prescribed more medicine than all the doctors in the country--and, incidentally, killed more people. "They say" a certain old lady can remove warts by the pow-wow process; "they say" this and the ither are good for headaches; "they say" that a certain root will avert spring fever; "they say" a certain doctor--usually unlicensed -- can cure cancer or anything else. And millions of unwary flock to the unscientific remedy or the quack doctor, with the result that their condition is aggravated by the treatment. Either that or valuable time is lost in consulting somebody with scientific knowledge which might check the ailment in its bud. The person making any claim on wisdom will seek for a more solid foundation for his health care than"they say." --o-regard it an interesting coincidence that Herbert Quick's only son is a resident of Rochester, Minn., (a farmer, by- the way) and his only daughter is a resident of Rochester, N. Y.. (wife of a banker.) --o-suppose you have noticed those pedestrians who cross the street with that "try and hit me attitude." There are plenty of them, although their ranks are naturally thinning. Every now and then one of them gets what he seems to be asking for. There are road hogs among pedestrians as well as among motorists. Some of them seem to be deliberately foolhardy; others arc absentminded and apparently forget that there is a time and a place for them to cross safely. Whatever the reason, motorists must watch out for them. Courts jire still notoriously "pedestrian- minded"--they are inclined to be sympathetic toward the man on foot regardless of who was in the wrong. The safe driver drives on city streets as if he considered every pedestrian deaf, dumb and blind. Twenty Years Ago-M. C. Coughlon today announced himself a candidate for county attorney's office. E. D. Ran of Tacoma, Wash., who has been in the city the past week the guest of his brother, C. E. Rau, left yesterday fur Oxford, Kans., where he will make an extended visit. Nels Malm resigned his position with the auditing- department of the M. B. A. and will leave soon for his home in Marathon where he will cuter the poultry business. Approximately 1,400 names have been signed to the Peoples Gas and Electric company petitions for franchises which they expect to present to the city council in a week or ten days. CHARLES C1TX-- Judge C. H. Kelley today received the petition of Hugh H. Shepard of Mason City, asking temporary injunction restraining the mayor of Mason City, John Stanton, and its other city officials, from collecting a 2 mill tax levied for the support of an electric light plant. It is charged that the tax would be illegal for the people of the city have never voted to support a municipal plant. Ten Years Ago-Willis and Roger Patton and Eleanor Long arrived in the city from Grinnell today to spend a short vacation at the home of their parents. Draper Long and Dorothy Westfall. students in Mason City high school, returned today from Grinnell where they attended a formal dance held there Friday night. Mrs. W. C. Baunian of Belle Plaine is a guest ot Mrs. Charles Flowers, 230 Sixth street northwest. Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Button of Outlook, Canada, stopped over for the week-end to visit with Mr and Mrs. W. L. Patton. The Central Trust company of the city was closed Friday on the order of V. J. Wilson, state bank examiner. W. H. Nelson of the Sterling company was elected president of the Iowa Retail Dry Goods and Apparel association at its convention held at Des Moines this week. am reluctant always to tell other people how to run their business--oh yeah, 1 hear somebody say. But I can't resist suggesting to the makers of the movies that the youngsters they exploit would be ever so much more appealing if before each movie--at least a month or two--they wei-e given a haircut. This used to be true of Douglas Fairbanks. Jr., and it is still true of Rudy Vallee. although I hasten to add, I do not intimate that cither of these is to be covered by the rule governing infants. I like unkempt locks in musicians and poets but not in male movie stars, young or old. will guess with you on Un- reasons back of the fact that in more than 00 percent of justice of peace cases, the verdict is for the plaintiff according to a recent survey. The initials J. P. have been accepted as standing for "judgement of the plaintiff." In Mississippi, only 2 pel- cent of the civil cases in J. P. courts were decided in the defendant's favor. Ohio had 4 per cent defendant successes in 0,280 civil cases, and about the same proportion in 1,23? criminal cases. --o-venture It will surprise you to know that free wheeling in motoring was developed Wisconsin man. Robert W. Allen, head of a hosiery plant at. Kcnosha. A penchant for speed led to his development of free wheeling. In 1929 he commissioned Fred Duesenberg to equip one of his cars with the device--at a cost of $",000. --o-see by the papers that Â» dental chair has been invented which is so constructed that music is transmitted to the patient through the headrest, on the chair. The inventor believes that soothing music will help take the patient's mind off the dentist'? operations. Why not have a loud speaker installed that blares forth jazz? Perhaps then the patient will mistako the grinding of the dentist's drill for the rasping of a trumpet and the throbbing of his head for the beat of the drum? It would be a supreme test of music's ability to soothe if this dentist's chair does the job. Answers * Who wrote "The night has a thou-1 bonds, etc., which became a charge ,,,! Â«VAI thp dÂ«v' Knt. .nnp."'/ -j. L . ^ u o n the British eo.Ti!-e_s..a .whoi'.* sand eyes, the day bat one"T -J. L. Francis W. Bourdtllon; What does the reclamation service ilo? R. C. The commissioner of the bureau of reclamation, under the direction of the secretary of the interior, is charged with investigation, construction and management oÂ£ irrigation developments in the arid states as authorized by the reclamation act of June 17, 1902, nnd amendments; also construction of the Boulder dam and the development of the Colorado river basin, as authorized by the act of Dec. 21. 1928; also construction of projects with funds allotted by the federal emergency administration of public works. Must early issues of one dolhir l^old pieces be turned into the treasury jit face value? K. T. One dollar gold pieces of early issues may be regarded as collectors' pieces and as such are exempt from the anti-hoarding provisions. How many individuals included In subsistence homestead communities? H. R. More than 10,000 persons are included in the families of the subsistence homestead communities as authorized by federal authorities. Who invented Buster Brown? W. E. ONCE OVERS j- J. J. MCSDY~ Notables Born This Date--John Tyler, tenth president. He served longer in the white house than any other man who was not elected. (He succeeded William Henry Harrison, who died a month, after his inauguration). ** Ales Hrdlicka, b. 1869, Bohemian- American anthropologist. * * Raymond Hood, b. 1881, architect. * * Charles Bonaparte, b. 1746, commoner who begat an emperor, three kings and two queens. * * Elihu Thomson, b. 1853, inventor of electrical devices, a father qf General Electric company. * * DeWolf Hopper, b. 1858, actor. * * Warner Baxter, cin- emactor. 1867--British parliament passed an act uniting the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in a confederation to be known as the Dominion of Canada. o Â« Â· 1882--The Knights of Columbus originated under a charter granted by Connecticut to the Rev. Michael J. McGivney and nine parishoners of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church in New Haven, Conn. 1918- ADVICE IS CHEAP Do you criticze in a helpful or in a fault-finding spirit? Every sensible person welcomes beneficial criticism but becomes antagonistic to the sort suggested by a wrong impulse. Too often, those who make complaints are not in a position to exercise good judgment in the matters of which they complain. It is not often that practical or workable ideas are advanced by the person who is not well versed in the matters upon which he offers suggestions. It is easy to. think that you could do the other fellow's job better. But in genera), when you suggest a procedure for something of which you have little or no knowledge, your ideas are impractical. You may think otherwise because you do not know the relative connection between the matter criticized and the other co-operative nits. From your own standpoint you may be right. But from the broader view of one who knows, it can't be worked that way. The world is full of fellows who give free advice. Â·A 100 m. German gun stuck its nose into j it is worth just what they ask for it, nothing. false impression. GEORGE P. DIECKMANN. the skies at a 55 degree angle, barked, sent a 24 Ib projectile hurtling a mile a second 76 miles to Paris where it struck St. Gervais church, killed 75 and wounded 90. Thereafter, however, its bark was worse than its bite. For this "Big Bertha," which had the longest range of any gun ever built, became less effective with each shot. The big guns wore out quickly, owing to the large powder charge necessary a:icl i were only good for a few days. Â·upon the British p Consequently, any in the , This mischievous boy of the comic sheets was invented by R. F. Out- cault. Suits, collars and dresses of the style in which he was depicted were named for him. Why arc some medical questions answered, while others are out of your field? J. A. Questions regarding the history of medicine, names of hospitals, established facts about diseases and the like, can be answered because these facts can be ascertained by a layman. Medical diagnoses and advice is strictly in the professional field ;ind should not be given by anyone outside. Questions within the scope of an information service are carefully answered by researchers trained to this work. Send questions to this newspaper's Information bureau. Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. Enclose coin or | stamp for reply postage. j What were the shawls nuide of. whose reproductions were called', Paisley? M. V. K. i The original Indian shawls were j made of the wool of the mountain goat, dyed .with vegetable colors and woven on hand looms, Why is the rich man in the parable of the rich man and Lazurus called Dives? M. C. ] In Latin, dives means rich, and j the name is taken from the V u i - : gate, where the word, dives, is used. ! What arc the Irish annuities? I M. F. Annuity payments, at present the partial object of Mr. OeValora's contention, are annual payments on Know what you are talking about before" you i account of a sum which was ;ul- shower the world with advice. i vanced by the British g o v p r n n i r n t Â· Try following gome of the advice you give others, some years ago as loans to the Irish " Free State to permit t e n a n t f a n n - ers and others to acquire the himl.s j on which they were located by pur- I cha.se and to hold i n d e p e n d e n t l y . | This money was ti'ntainrd by t h e I British govonmi-nt f r u n i loan?., agreed Irish payments would ol- timately devolve upon the general 1 ' taxpayers of England. The money is paid into the British treasury. What percentage oC the million picture attendance is made up Â»l children up to 15? C. D. Tlie Film Daily Year book say." children of 15 years and under provide about 11 per cent of the total movie audience. Youths and adults between 15 and 44 provided 73 pel cent. Where are portraits of the Lords Baltimore on exhibition? C. D. These potraits are now stored in in the Baltimore Museum of Art. They will not be put on exhibition until early summer. Who was the first prize fighter to attract a million dollar crowd? F. Tu. Jack Dempsey. How are the que.stions selected which are answered in this column'.' Y. B. From the thousands of letter." sent to our correspondents, ones are selected which may have a general appeal. Many deal with information needed only by the person asking the question. All inquiries are answered by letters sent to correspondents. Address your question to this Information bureau. Frederic ,1. Haskin, director. Washington, inclosing coin or stamp for reply. What stones lire "precious"? R. IS. The diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald and precious opal. The pearl is classed as precious but is not ;i stone. What is an ad valorem UiriiT'.' G. G. Levied on the value of the good*. A specific tariff is levied on the number or quantity of the goods imported. How ninny postage stamp collectors In U.'S.? H. J. Probably more than a million. One Minute P u l p i t -- Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness dclivcrcth from death.--Proverbs 10:2. AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Â·'Bein' rich takes practice. You've got to li'iirn to be satisfied w i t h .slipshod work when you're i t c h i n ' to light in nnd do it right yourself."