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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 13 · 1937 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. IV. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by, t h e ; MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East Stale Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOM1S - - - - - Publisher w7 EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - . - City Editor. LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930. at tho posl- otlice at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. 18T9. flIEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS u'hicti Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all local news. Full leased wlro service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Dei Molncs news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 'Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear by the year S7.00 by [he week OUTSIDE MASON CITS AND CLEAR. LAKE AND WITHIN 10D JULES OF MASON CITS Per year by carrier ....57.00 By mail 6 months . . . . Per weefc by carrier S .15 By mall 3 months .... Per year by mail ......S4.0IJ Bv mail 1 monlh .... OUTSIDE 1UO Mll.E ZONE IN IOWA ANU MINNESOTA Per Vear...$6.00 Six months.. 53.25 Three monllis. IN AM. STATES OTHEIt THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yp. .48.00 « months. .14.50 3 months .S2.50 1 monlh Lake, ..S .IS .,$2.25 ..S1.23 .,S .50 ..51.75 .5.1.00 Japan Stands Warned T WAS inevitable. It just had to be. It wasn't · in the cards for little Japan to go on twisting the British lion's tail in China without evoking a T '·*· That roar by John Bull is contained in an article by Winston Churchill, former chancellor of the British exchequer, in a copy of Collier's just off the press. To quote: "Unless the Japanese themselves forge the weapons of their own destruction, they may in Lord Fisher's phrase, 'sleep safe in their beds.' No one wants to hurt them; no one can hurl them without an expenditure of moral, financial and economic . energy spread over a considerable period of time and far beyond what the prize to be won would be worth. Here is the strength of Japan. "It ought not, however, to be a strength which is misused. In Great Britain, the United States and Russia are friendly powers with every conceivable inducement to remain friendly with Japan. But these powers have great and long-established interests in China. These interests are commercially of high value. There are also cultural and moral interests of inestimable importance. "The trade of the United States with China and the far east is a great matter not to be brush'ed aside in an arrogant and overriding spirit. Hong Kong is a thriving British colony. Shanghai is a magnificent international settlement, one of the leading seaports of the world, created by, a hundred years .of British industry and investment. British and American missionaries have long carried on their arduous, perilous task throughout China. The Chinese, also, have rights of their own. "We could not endure the violent uprooting and extirpation of all our long, slow, lawfully gathered interests in China. Still. less would the English- speaking world remain impassive before a slogan translated constantly into action of 'Asia for the Asiatics,' meaning thereby Asia for the Japanese. All this would be a very dangerous path for Japan to tread. It would be a path from which those who have most hailed her successes and welcomed and befriended her advances would most earnestly and solemnly dissuade her. "The parliamentary democracies are sure to arm too little and to arm too late. Nevertheless, their might and resources, if put to the test, are ·very formidable provided that they can be realized 'in good tiriie,^and provided, that they are combined. ' ' "Therefore/ a!l;the British and American friends of' Japan--personally I may claim always to have been one--would always hope and pray that the valiant Japanese people will try' very hard and very patiently to live on neighborly terms -with us and with other countries, and will-not, by a disproportionate self-assertion build up against themselves some combination which might eventually lead to a melancholy trial of strength. "It would be a great mistake if a gallant nation like the Japanese thought too little of the United .States because of the clatter of presidential elections; or of France , because o£ the' political ferment that always 1 goes on there; or even of old England because she cannot get recruits for her army--until there is war." To what extent this may be accepted as. the viewpoint of the Baldwin government is not determinable on the face o£ things. Mr. Baldwin doubtless would reserve the right to speak for himself --as President Roosevelt did on a recent occasion when an. American magazine sought to cast Dr. Stanley. High in the role of white house spokesman. It's a matter of history, however, that Mr. Churchill and Mr. Baldwin have in the past occupied pretty much the same channels in their thinking. In our opinion Japan will not be wrong in assuming that she has been forewarned. Hj 0 flBr Saint of Lovers O NCE a saint does not mean always a saint. As recently as a half dozen years ago the Church of England evicted several saints from the calendar. That some should be added was to be expected; that some should be promoted is a natural step But even the secular world, to which some of th( saints in. the ecclesiastical calendar are dear, is shocked when saints are virtually decanonized, recalled from their sacred niches and stripped of their halos. An-. ;g the honored and celebrated names no longer in the calendar is that of St. Valentine, the patron saint of lovers whose anniversary will be observed Sunday by a large part of the civilized world in spite of the vacant place in the ecclesiastical calendar. Vain fellows those churchmen, if they imagined their iconoclastic edict would end for all time the celebration of this most picturesque tend whimsica: of anniversaries, St. Valentine may not have been a Roman bishop and few of his converts may know of his martyrdom under one or another of the Homan emperors But immortality is his whether or not he deserves it- There ought to be more Valentine days and more valentines. Perhaps if there were more exchanges of affection and friendship there would be fewci exchanges of hate and envy. Extending It to Teachers TOWA'S legislature will do well to give serious ·^ consideration to the proposal now before i which would set up a state" administered annuity system for school teachers. Expedience in a number of other states, notably Wisconsin, has demonstrated that it is a practicable way to carry the idea of social security to an important class of our citizenry not now encompassed . by its benefits. Under a teachers' annuity system there' is a sharing by teacher and public in the building of a fund which will permit of retirement with security at a specified age. It's the businesslike approach to the solution of a problem which has long been recognized in this state. There could be no better time than right now , to get in step with progress in this important field. An exchange observes that advertising is invariably required to sell out the bankrupt stock of those who insist that it doesn't pay to advertise. It's really regrettable that the American electorate was not given m opportunity in November to pass,on the proposed^ judiciary reforms. To hear some of these apologists for imported sugar tell it, you'd think those Cubans had nothing on their diet except Iowa lard. -----Si- The flood is pretty well ended so far as Page 1 is concerned. But the job of the American, fled 1 Cross is just nicely started. Legislating people into virtuous ways hasn't proved conspicuously successful up t o . this time. How come Eddie could see so much of Wally in the old days and can't see her at all now? The Lincoln highway would be a pretty good one for this nation to keep on traveling. When II Duce talks about "peace" he probably has in mind another piece of Africa. PROS and CONS THIS ISN'T GOOD NEWS Marshalltown Times-Republican: An effort is being made to revive the Ku Klux Klan in Iowa and probably in other states. Removal of the ban on the organization in this state has been accomplished and the order reinstated. Purposes of the klan are set out as purely benevolent and eleemosynary. If the klan will confine its activities to compliance with those definitions there will be little protest. But Iowa is no place for night riding and whippings. , ' ' MUST CARRY ON IN HIGHWAY SAFETY Indianola Tribune: Highway safety and the name of Mrs. Miller are hooked up together. Her program should not -be allowed to lag in the least. It is to .be Hoped that the new secretary of state, Dr. Robert E. O'Brian, can carry on this important work as Mrs. Miller would have done. As he enters upon his duties he will find an efficient working organization and a program that is already far above the foundation. YOU CAN'T SQUEEZE WATER Jefferson Bee: Water is the only substance that cannot be forced into space less than it occupies. Water is the official standard of density for either liquids or solids. Earth can be condensed, rock can be melted and pressed into more limited space. But water demands--and gets--full' space for its occupancy. Water is the giant of all substance, but man has yet to learn the lesson of its power. FIREWORKS OR FIREWATER Jewell Record: Just think--here w e ' h a v e the jreat state of Iowa saying: "O no, we will not let you have firecrackers; you might hurt yourself or somebody else. But, we will let you have--more than that--we will sell it to--all .the firewater you can pay for." It would be much smarter to 'et folks have their fireworks; and outlaw the fire- iVdler! WHERE WOULD IT LEAD TO? Lincoln Star: If the sit-down strike can be prosecuted in the great factory OL an automobile concern, it might be extended to the kitchen of a well ordered city or farm home. It has unlimited possibilities and that, perhaps more than anything ;Ise, has cost the automobile workers engaged in he strike rather a generous slice of public opinion. SHIFTING OF TAXES NO HELP Sibley Gazette-Tribune: The taxpayer in Iowa s already overburdened. Economy and the relief of the taxpayer should be one of the main objec- iyes of the present session of the legislature. Pass- ng the buck from one group of taxpayers to another group does not help the situation. HOW SHALL IT BE DONE Boone News-Republican: We still fuil to see how making the office of slate superintendent of schools an appointive job would make it non-political. Not, at least, 'till the governor is elected on a non-political basis. ·» Br ANTICIPATING THE WORST Forest City Summit: A local businessman told us the other day he was thinking some of sending congress his last dollar voluntarily to save it the trouble of enacting stilljmother tax law to get it. TO HEAR 'EM.TALK Osage Press: To hear, the talk about legislatures and congress, one might think that the dumbest men in every community were chosen as,representatives. All the wise ones seem to be at home. LEGION ON THE JOB Ottumwa Courier: One of the great human interest stories of the cataclysmal superflood of 1 1937 is the story of the mobilization of the American Legion for rescue and relief work. OPPORTUNITY Sibley Gazette: Work hard eight hours a day and don't worry. In time you will, become the bos: and work 12 hours a day and have all the worry JUST WAITING FOR A LOAN Nnrthwood Anchor: Does anyone doubt that it (he United States would lend the money, some of the European powers Would be at war right now? ECONOMY WITH EFFICIENCY Decorali Journal: We believe in economy of governmental costs a s f a r a s efficiency will permit. MORE MEN UNDER ARMS Clear Lake Reporter: For every 59 men under arms in 1913, there are now 79. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG THE "PEDDIE" RE-SETTLEMENT IDEA RAKE--Upon studying over the activities of th re-settlement administration, it may not be amis to bring forth some old ideas and use them again Much brain energy has been spent by the ''Brain Trusters" on the exceedingly expensive "Tugwell idea. It has cost the government an excessive lot of money. As reports go it 'will also cost a lot of money for those who took up with the "Tugwell Re-Settlement Idea." According to various reports from various sources those settlers are being asked to repay tho government such amounts o£ money as was spent for their projects. This is found too exceedingly heavy. In fact it proves prohibitive from a financial standpoint. Of all the brain matter that has been burned up in studying out the system and plans used in the past administration, it does seem that"it should have come through with better results. Instead of good results it is bringing forth a lot of dissatisfied patrons. Instead of the "Tugwell Idea," why not the "Peddie Idea" considered and tried out? The writer is certain that it would come thro-jgli with more agreeable results to all concerned, without the use of government money, or the people "tax funds." People with money should study the "Peddie Idea" and assist renters instead of "selling them out." The "Peddie Idea" pays dividends both ways --to the tenant and to the landlord. If there is anyone interested to know what the "Peddie Idea" was it can be resuscitated. More follows. W. C., SUNDERMEYER f? DAILY SCRAP BOOK -. . . by Scott THE KING JAMES 1 VERSION OF THE ffOLY BIBLE HAS -773,745 WORPS '31,173 1,189 66 BOOK? . *· (BY ONE AUT«OftlTy» **"£ WORP "AN/D" APPEAR 46,2.27 "TIME*, -ftiE WORD "REA/SP-ENi?" PUf O N C E AMD "THE WORD "lORP," 1,855 . EZRA, C-HAPTER 7, 2.1, CONTAINS ALL "THE LETTERS" OF "THE: ALF-HABE'T B U T " j" THE LOWGEVT V E R ^ E . I S i ^ ESTHER., CHAPTERS, VERSE ,. THE SHORTEST VERSE is IN tf. JOHM.C7qAPTER.lT, VERSE 35: COPYRIGHT. 1937. CENTRAL'PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH _ Bjr L O G A N CLEN'UE.VING, M, D. BIEDICAL VALUE OF FAST 'JVHE CHURCH took full advantage of the operation of mass psychology when it instituted Lent as a period of fasting and abstinence from the things of the world. And for those who wish to undertake a health program, it still is a favorable time.to start it. "Be good and you will be lonely," Mark Twain wrote on an inspired occasion. Reduce and you reduce alone. But in Lent you always can get a crowd, or at least a group, to go on a diet or go on the water wagon or to'quit smoking with you. You may have to go to church to find them, but even that has possibilities: _ _'', The length of the'L'e'nten period is also about right for one' of these cures. A reducing regime doesn't _ ~-----;--- work unless you take three or four Wr. Ueredemni weeks to it. In 40 days "a large group of large people should be able to lose about 20 pounds apiece--roughly, a couple of tons. It is a voluntary choice now when the world is ;o industrialized that food is available all year :ound, but Lenten fasting was probably once a mat- .er on necessity. It came at the time oE year when .he larder was low and the cupboard was bare. When the winter supplies had about run out, and the old people, looking at their scruffy hands, .vould mumble that they would be all right as soon as they could get out and pick them a mess o£ greens. If Lent does nothing else but remind us of the advantage of our time over other days, it should be welcomed. It is a reminder of a social order that is passing. We are still striving with the aid--the very inadequate aid--of the social sciences to control the conduct- and .government of man. If success ever comes of that endeavor, all the resources of science--medical, hygienic and physical --will be concentrated and brought into play to make,man's lot more endurable. Indeed, it is unthinkable to suppose that any social order can be accomplished except by the strict utilization of those resources. The church succeeds better than the state, even now, in controlling men's conduct. It is worth while to take advantage of Lent to apply medical methods to the relief of some of our bodily and mental states at a time when the church makes our resolution stronger than at ordinary times. QUESTIONS FROM READERS F. S.: "What causes the turbinalcs in the nose to swell? Has the diet 01- weather anything to do with this? I understand the turbinates arc bones in the nose." Answer: The turbinates are the rounded bones which can be seen inside the nostril. They are curved and .have a large spongy mass of mucous membrane on them. This structure is designed to humidify and warm or cool, as the case may be, the air which is breathed in before it reaches the lungs. Infection will cause them to swell; heat and cold will sometimes cause them to swell, and in some people certain articles of diet to which they are sensitive will cause them to swell. Treatment depends upon the cause. TOMORROW Ily CLARK K1NNA1HU ATotablc Births--George Jean Nathan, b. 1882 in ^^ Ft. Wayne, Ind., foremost American drama critic. He was once arrested for beating n streetcar conductor, his autobiography discloses . . Benny Kubclsky, b. 1894 in Waukegnn, 111., radio comedian known as Jack Benny , . . Jessica Drag- onettc, b. 1007, radio soprano . . . Stuart Erwin, b. 1901, photoplay actor . . , Paulinn iongworth, b. 1925, granddaughter of Roosevelt I. . . Feb. U, 1400--Richard II, aged 33, king of England, was murdered at Pontefract castle. The world remembers him because Shakespeare compose'd i play based upon a chronicle of Richard written by Raphael Holinshed. None mourned Richard as he had mourned his wife. He was so stricken when she, Anna of Bohemia, died at Sheen castle, Surrey, that he had the house torn down and every vestige of it removed. ' ' Feb. 14, 1933--The 8 day bank holiday proclaimed by Governor Comstock in Michigan began. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Strive not with n man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.--.Proverbs 3:30. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON jtobe- Filei Thirty Years Ago-Mrs. Alba Miller is visiting . relatives at Des Moines this week. M. J. Kermin of Meservey was in the city for a short time yesterday. George Harding left today for a few days visit at St. Paul. S. R. Miles left yesterday on a business trip to Chicago and Des Moines. L. M. Van Auken left today for a visit at Rudd and Nora Springs. John Harbaugh of Austin, Minn., is visiting relatives in the city this week. C. D. Eulette was in Spirit Lake yesterday on legal business. May Hiams left' last night for a visit with relatives a t Rowan. -,- ' · . ' · ' . . . . . . C. C. Cufrio returned today from a few days business visit at Des Moines. Twenty Years Ago-COLUMBUS, N. Mex.--The boldness of a Villa band of nearly 500 that made camp at Palomas, six miles below the international boundary, is interpreted here as a political, rather than a military movement by Villa. NEW YORK--More than ten million persons who have been fed through the efforts of the American commissioner for relief in Belgium will suffer no immediate hardships from the withdrawal of the American commission from participation in this work in Belgium and northern France, caused by the German authorities. Ten Years Ago-William Manley is in New York and other eastern cities buying new merchandise for the coming year. Glenn Walters, for the past year county club agent of Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties, has been chosen county agent of Emmet county and will take over his new duties March 1. Dr. C. F. Hlnton, rector of St. John's church, has returned from Dubuque where he attended the annual council of the diocese. Mason City high school repeated its victory of two weeks ago when Dubuque was. defeated last night 28 to 19. The Dubuque basketeers were beaten by the Mohawks at Dubuque 27 to 19 a fortnight ago. Basketball-scores last night included the following: Fort Dodge 23, Algona 14; Creighton 39; Marquette 23, and Simpson 56, Central 36. St. Joseph's swamped Loyola of Mankato, Minn., 27 to 13 !ast night, with Pivotman Johnson scoring eight fieldgoals to lead the way to victory. Vagrant Thoughts By LOU MALLOKV LUKE Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed In touching them with your hands, bul like the seafaring mail on the desert of waters, you choose them an your guides, and, follou-inr. them, you re.icn y o u r destiny.--Carl Schurz. ·pILLIGREED TREE TOPS snarled against the " moon .' . . Did not realize that the island of Galveston was so well fortified until my recent visit there . . . Now that Edward is going to get $16,000 a week, because he was "borned" to it, seems like Wally ought to keep the grocery bill pretty well paid up. And right here I am reminded of the night spent in Limchousc, London's slum, where most everybody lives on 3 cents a day. Quite a gap there . . . Tarty folks . . . Why is it that humnns stir to the thunder of drums--whether they are beating out a rhythm on main street or some far off jungle . . . The flood has awakened us to the fact that war can be waged in other ways beside the slaughter oE fellowmen. Shouldor-lo- shoulder work was carried on regardless of color or creed. And that is the way it should be--in flood or put . . , The most unusual Christmas greeting received by me came from Forrest Proctor, former Hampton boy who is sailing the Seven Seas. It was postmarked Kenya, Tankanyika, Uganda, South Africa . . . The woman who halted the sight seeing bus outside of San Antonio and made Papn get out to pick up a pebble for her rock garden back in Michigan . . . Highways in Mexico are perfectly safe to travel day and night. The Mexican government has a very competent and reliable body of traffic officers on motorcycles. The speed limit on the Laredo-Monterrey highway is 50 miles . . . And just why do you think I liked to buy meat of Mr. T. C. Overstreet o£ McAlIen, Texas? Because a milk bottle on the meat counter held a beautiful fresh rose every morning. Sometimes the rose was pink--sometimes red--but the rose was always there to speak (ns only a rose can speak) to all who glanced its way. Mr. Overstreet's hobby is Ihe raising of roses and such n hobby will carry him through many a gale with colors flying . , ,, OBSERVING Mother Shlpton Had a Gift for Prophecy _b^ have reproduced this fa- ·!K2 mous Mother Shipton pro- -2.'"'phecy before but not in several years. It was first published in 1488, again in 1641, and this copy, according to its sender, Mrs. Delphia Wilder of Greene, in 1875: Carriages without liories sliaU go, And accidents fill the world ivllh woe. Around the world thoughts shall fly In the twinkling of an eye. Waters shall yet more wondtrs Ao, Now strange, yet shall be t r u e . The world upside down shall be, And gold found at the root of a. tree. Through hills men'shall ride. And no horse or ass be at his side. Under water men "shall walk, Shall ride, shall sleep, shall lalk. In the air men shall be scrn, In w h i l e , In blaek, in green. Iron in water shall Noat, As easy as a wooden holt. Gold shall he round and shown, In a l a n d that's not now known. Fire and waler shall wonders do; England shall admit a J e w . The world to an end shall come In eighteen hundred and eighty-one. With this copy was the editorial observation that "all the events except the last 2 lines--which is still in the .future--have already come to pass." And Mrs. Wilder, librarian at Greene, in a footnote wrote: 'I found the prophecy in my rnother's scrapboolc. A friend came into the library and said she remembered that a comet was visible in 1881 and many thought the last two lines o£ the prophecy were being fulfilled." Suggests Reflector "Eyes" for Trains .*--^ "have noted vour interest- slsging efforts in the field of =K** safety for a goodly number of years," writes W. I. Sayre, 408 Fourteenth street northwest, Mason City. "I have given considerable thought to one constant threat to safety. I have had two close calls myself and recent deaths in North -Iowa prompt me to write this letter. "I refer to the growing number of deaths due to automobiles driving into the side of stalled or moving trains. It seems ridiculous but the fact remains that it is difficult to detect an unlighled train strung across a crossing, especially .vhen visibility is bad at night. "fn my opinion, most of these deaths could be prevented. I would suggest that each unlighted rail- ivay car be equipped with four or nore reflecting red 'eyes,' similar to road signs, properly spaced and at automobile light level. The spread beams would catch these reflectors and bring results. "This is an idea which might M-ove helpful if passed along to the proper safety authorities. "What do you say, Mr. Eye?" It sounds to me like.a bang-up good idea and I'm going to try to catch the eye . and ear of some safety authorities who may be able to do something about it. 5 Necessary Steps to Get a Passport venture there are readers o£ this department who will find interesting, and maybe useful, the information concerning the requirements for a passport .contained in the following from a recent issue of United States News: "1. Formal application must be made. To be legal and acceptable, this application must be executed before an authorized passport agent'of the state department, or before the clerk of any federal or state court authorized to naturalize aliens, "2. An American citizen, cither man or woman, must testify that the applicant is the person he represents himself to be. In lieu of such a witness an expired passport bearing a signed photograph may be used as identification. "3. .Two photographs which are duplicates must be submitted with the application. These must be on thin paper approximately 3 inches square. When two or more members of a family are included in one application a group photograph should be submitted. "4. A fee of $1.0 must be paid. "5. Documentary p r o o f o f American citizenship must be furnished." Passports, it is set forth, are riot required by this government before it permits a citizen to leave the United States. 'Necessity for them arises from the requirements of foreign governments. It is practically essential that every traveler be in possession of a properly visaed passport, although some few nations do not require passports and others to not require visas. Applications for passports may be filed with the state department, Washington, D. C., or at any oE the passport agencies maintained in New York City, Boston and Chicago. A passport is issued for a maximum period of two years but, at the discretion of the secretary o£ state, it can be renewed for an additional period of not more than two years for an extra lee of $5. --o-Five of Them Caught and Oilier One Sought . heal ' ol a case in which the ~ warden o£ a certain prison .photographs of an escaped convict in six positions sent throughout the country, asking the authorities for help in capturing the convict. There came through a reply from the marshal of Hicksville Corners which read as follows: . . ' · ' . J,v "Received the pSctures of* criminals. Have captured five of them and am on the trail of the sixth." And that's what I call efficiency! Answers to Questions By FREDERIC J. ITASKIN P L E A S E XOTE--A reader can jet the answer lo any quc*lioit of fact by nrrillnc Hie Mason Cily Glolic-Ga'.clUS liilnrmiUIon Bureau, Trciicrir .1. I!a»- itln. Director,^ Washington, £?. C.. Please send rtlree (3 cenli pOAlnr.e for reply. Where did the idea of sit-down and stay-in strikes originate? V. G. Started in Silesia, a part of Austria, about three years ago. It was employed in Poland about the same time. Name two streets which form a busy corner in the Ghetto district in New York City. F. S. One is located at Baxter and Hester streets. At 97th street the New York Central tracks emerge, serving as shelter for the pushcarts and merchants of the uptown Ghetto. Docs the president like the movies? T. VV. President Roosevelt often sees four and five movies a week and is particularly fond of the newsreels. At the white house, the movies are shown in the drawing room on the second Eloor with Chief Petty Officer Claude Johnson oE the navy in charge of projection. On the president's South American good will tour 26 feature films were taken and he saw them all before his return. What countries carry on the most archaeological research--excavating or digging:, I mean? K. M. U. S. leads, with England second, in archaeological excavating. This country spends about a quarter of a million dollars annually in such work. Tell of the famous dwarf, La- vinla Warren. C. M. Lavinia Warren was born about 1841 at Middleboro, Mass. She was less than two feet high and her name was originally Mercy Lavinia Bumpus, but was changed after she joined Barnum's show. She was* married to Charles S. Stratton, better known as Tom Thumb. After her husband's death in 1883 she was married to an Italian dwarf named Count Primo Magri. She died in 188f). What was the population of Clii- CSKO in 1840? J. II. Estimated at 4,470. What college teaches Christian Science? A. G. The Massachusetts Metaphysical college, founded by Mary Baker Eddy, now functions as the board of education of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. Its classes are held only for the purpose o£ instructing and examining candidates to become authorized teachers of Christian Science. What would be the modern name of the disease of which George Washington dicfl? N. C. Probably septic sore throat How much of a copyrighted article can be used without permission? L. C. The copyright office says the copyright law makes no provision for the quotation of a limited number of words or sentences from a copyrighted work. The copyright law gives to. the owner the sole right to print, reprint, sel! or adapt the copyright work in any way whatsoever. There is, however, what is known as n doctrine of fair use, which is that anyone may make such use of a work as must have been reasonably expected by the copyright owner, that is, quote extracts by way of illustration or criticism, or to consult the copyrighted work in the preparation of another, and other use o£ a similar nature. How many visit Mount Vcrnott in a year? C. M. L. Between 500,000 and 600,000 visit Mount Vernon annually. The greatest number to visit the home of George Washington in a day was 8,000, on a Sunday in April, What lias become of Gertrude Edcrle who swam the English channel? M. R. In December, 1333, Miss Edcrle suffered a fall which broke her pelvis emd injured her spine. She is forced to wear a mechanical appliance on her back and is unable to continue her work as a swimming instructor and in exhibitions of swimming. FLAT TIRES When a man's tire blows out, he knows about it right away, and doesn't waste a moment getting it repaired. When a man's feet blow out, he knows about it right away, but. he sometimes waits weeks before getting them fixed. A weak spot in a tire has wrecked many a fine car. Likewise n weak spot in a pair of feet has caused many h u m a n machines to break down. Look after your h u m a n tires. They're j u s t as important to you as the rubber tires are tc your car. Get a copy of "Care of the Feet." It contains facts everybody should know about foot health, footwear and homo treatment of foot troubles. The price is only 10 cents, postpaid. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director. Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet, "Care of the Feet." Name Street t, City Slate (Mail to Washington, D. C.)' .'I 1

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