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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. IV. LEB NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by Ihe MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East Stile Street Telephone No. 365 L E E P . LOOMIS - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L, GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as jecond-clasj matter April 17, 1030. at tlie pos oliii-e al Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879 MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively en titled In the use for publication of all news dispatches credtte to it or not otherwise credited in thjs paper, and all loca Gews. Full leased wire icrvlce by United Press. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DCS Mojnes^iews nti business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Cleat Lab - · by the year ..'. -$7.00 by the week s .1 ! OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OP MASON CITY 'Per year by carrier 57.00 Ky mail 6 monliis ....*.S2.2 Per week by carrier ....S .15 By mail 3 months S1.2 Per year by mall $4.0'J By mail 1 month S .5 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year...$6.00 Six months.. .53.25 Three months...51.7 IN At.L STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per 3T. .58.00 6 months. .54.50 3 months, .52.50 1 month. ,5.1.0 Community Responsibility A MASON CITY businessman dug into his drawei " of clippings a few days ago and came up will an. editorial once used in this space (back in 1925) which he believed would be appropriate for reprinting on the day of the annual meeting of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce. It follows: "If accounts were balanced today every citizen · otIMason City would find himself a debtor to'tlr community. Every man, woman and child residini within the corporate limits of this city has sharet in its benefits. The protection of its police, fin and health department; its schools have educatec the children; its parks, municipal band and playgrounds have furnished recreation and entertain ment for young and old; its water system and dis^ posal plant meet the-public need. "This city has furnished the patronage by wliicl ihe business and professional activities have pros pered, it has furnished the manual and brain work' er with the means of a livelihood; its business activities have gathered from the four corners of th earth food for the table, clothing for the body, anc tlie materials for shelter from the elements. "This city, in other words, is the place in which we LIVE, it is not a cemetery, although at times one might be led to believe, by the actions of some of its citizens, that the breath of life had nearly left the body politic. "The debt one owes to the community is not discharged in full when .one goes 'to the tax collector's office and. pays one's taxes; there still remains the obligation to support the activities thai are constantly at work to make Mason City a better and more profitable place in which to live. "Several of these constructive activities are centered in the Chamber of Commerce where, through the agency of its several departments, constant effort is being put forth to protect and improve the general conditions so as to attract new business enterprise. No greater or more important work that affects ihe community as a whole is being fostered by the Chamber of Commerce than that of its transportation department as the freight rates to and from the city determine, in a large measure, its future commercial and industrial growth. "It is not so much what the actual freight charge means to,the purchaser^of..^^^!!: of.hose or a suit of cloffies~as it isT6~the attracting of hew business enterprise that furnishes employment to a larger population, thus creating new customers, new clients, new patients and new homes that must be constructed to house the larger number of people. "The only \vay»lhe balance of this debt to the community can be paid is for each individual citizen to recognize the liability and become a part o£ the community by giving of himself and his means to the various activities which mean so much to the general good. In this way only can the debt one owes to his home town be cancelled. IE every citizen had waited for 'George to do it,' Mason City would still be a cow-pasture. If one thinks well enough of the city to live here then he should think enough more of it to lend his support to its progress. "In the Chamber of Commerce there is the opportunity for every citizen or group of citizens, whether they he brain or brawn workers, to work together for the common weal. Don't forget, however, that the Chamber of Commerce, like any other business institution, needs adequate funds with which to carry on its work. If there are those who still believe in letting 'George do it,' they should appoint the Chamber of Commerce their 'George' and rest assured that the task will be well performed. "Now--all together--heave ho for. a bigger and better Mason City!" There's a Way to Do It ALTHOUGH more often than not we are out of ·"· sympathy with Idaho's irrepressible Senator Borah, we are on his side in the contention that the three branches of American government should maintain, their traditional relationship until their Junctions are changed by the people through constitutional amendment. The people, Senator Borah observes, can amend their constitution in such a way as to abolish the supreme court, They can, -it they desire, amend it so provide for state socialism or a military dictatorship. But such things cannot be done, constitutionally,' until the constitution has been amended to permit them, any more than the federal government could levy income taxes until it obtained a constitutional grant of power to do so. It may be that the Am'erican people believe the powers of their central government should be extended and the powers of their state governments reduced. In that case, they are privileged to effect such changes by constitutional amendment. But Senator Borah adds: "Any plan which undertakes to accomplish any redistribution of power between the state and national government without the full authority of the people should be regarded as a mistake, a mistake that'there is no reason for making.That is peculiarly the people's problem. And, under every rule or principle known to democracy, they, and they alone, should settle it." ', Senator Borah thinks the people should be warned against lightly yielding to any authority, however strong or however benevolent, their right of constitutional control. Again, quoting: "To establish the precedent of making vital changes in our national charter without the authority of the people expressed in the manner pointed out by the constitution may seen expedient for today, but it may torment us on many a tomorrow. We may not always have in power those who use .the powers of government in the interest of the people." Senator Borah cited historical precedents to back his contention that fear of an impulsive course is justified. One suffices for most of us. The German people, yielded supreme powei tc Bruening, and wound up with Hitler on their necks. All the mistakes made by our supreme court and nil the suppressions of constitutional liberties in the history of the United Stales do not add up to onything one-tenth as bad as that. FOREIGN AFFAIRS By MAKK BYERS GERMANY AND ITALY STIR UP ACTIVITY OF SPANISH FASCISTS A NXIOUS to ring the curtain down on the Span" ish "sample world war," now that the French and British have been "softened up" by six months of continual peril to European peace, and a prospect for a good bargain has been opened, Germany and Italy have stirred the quiescent Spanish fascist rebels into new activity. ; That's the story behind the fall of Malaga, and the renewed energy displayed in the offensive against Madrid. There seems little doubt that additional Italian and German "volunteers" by the thousands have been rushed to Spain to bring matters to a hasty conclusion. The danger that Russia and France will retort in kind, as they did she weeks ago, seems slight today. Japan has "played ball" with Germany in great style, renewing the pressure in the Far East to keep Russia occupied, and the French have been interested in hopes of a new, sweeping general settlement which will remove the dangers of a Hitler assault for a long period. It is fairly apparent that France and England at least, and perhaps Hussia, have undertaken to give the fascists a clear field in Spain if they wilt only hurry up and get it over with. Meanwhile the preliminaries for the great conference which, it is hoped, will satisfy Germany and restore commercial and financial stability as well as control armaments and insure permanent peace, are proceeding at a rapid pace. All that has been going on in Berlin, Paris, London, nome and Washington seems to be part of one great game, Ihe object of which is to sweep away the wreckage of the treaty of Versailles and start Europe out on a new basis of "great power" agreement, with Germany and Italy admitted to the agreement on the basis of approximate equality. Obviously such an agreement is impossible so long as the nations are, actually, fighting each other in Spain. The last remains of the Spanish republic must be hustled off the stage before the curtain is raised on the new spectacle. * * * SOME OF PROPOSALS MAY BE ASTOUNDING TO AMERICANS AMERICANS may be astounded at some of the proposals that will be "made, involving us in the forthcoming arrangements. For the settlement that is envisioned is a grandiose affair, which will not stop with a new Locarno treaty of Europeans for Europeans, and a return of some colonial territory to Germany. A, general economic and financial settlement, stabilizing world currencies, reviving markets, curbing armaments, establishing boundaries--all of this is planned. And as the planners proceed, it becomes imperative that Ihe United States be well woven into the structure, i£ not us an -actual guarantor and participant, at least as so actively interested in the arrangements that we will be unable fo hold aloof. As always, England is playing the part of inter- nediary and broker in the negotiations now aclive- y under way--under cover--in all the capitals. It seems more than likely that this explains the visit of Sir WaJter Runcimarj to President .Roosevelt. Authoritative British publications now regard it as i settled fact that Uncle Sam will play a generous art. Just what that role will be is left to Mr. Roosevelt to reveal at his own moment, but the one of British comment indicates assurance that here will be no difficulties. A corner of the scheme, it is reported, includes n American loan to Germany. France and Britain annot borrow money in the United States, because £ the Johnson act forbidding loans to nations in efault. Germany must have financial assistance; ecause four years of nazi .finance and re-armament have just about consumed all her available eserves. The reichsmark is very close to the edge, nd Germany cannot buy the imports she needs, f food and materials, without outside help. France nd Britain could loan Hitler the money he .needs, or a price, and probably are quite willing to do o. But it is much better all around, and obviates le necessity of a Franco-British war debt settle- nent in order to revive European credit in this ountry, if Uncle Sam makes the loan. And Ger- nany is eligible for,.a loan because she owes this ountry no war debt. We refused to claim an in- emnity after the war, except the small matter of xpenses for the army of occupation. Such an arrangement would leave the French nd British free to spend numerous billions on their new armaments programs, regarded as neces- ary now in order to keep Hitler from getting too mbitious, and to provide trading stock for the general disarmament negotiations which are part f the plan. And it would also insure a lively Am- rican interest in the European settlement, as Well is a pipeline into the American financial and goods markets, access to which is endangered by the "ohnson act, the growth of Pan-American solidarity ince the Buenos Aires conference, and the growth of American sentiment for war-time embargoes md complete neutrality, even if it is expensive. i * * DEVELOPMENT OF SITUATION REQUIRES GOOD DEAL OF STUDY HE development of this situation requires a good deal of study from the American people. It is of course highly desirable that n general European eltlement be made which will iron out the bitterness and heal the,mistakes o£ the Peace of Ver- ailles. It is equally desirable that the vicious cj'cle of retaliatory trade restrictions which have ac- ·ompanied the mad pursuit of self-containment b.y all nations be turned back in its tracks. A large loan o Germany, if Hitler will guarantee a moderate policy in return, is logical. A general pledge of eace, and scaling down of armament under in- crnational control, is a shining goal. But the American people must recall that all of hese things were promised by the league of na- ions--with what results we know. It is just pos- ible that all of the objectives that are now held p for Europe may not be reached. As with the eague, perhaps the effort to attain them will en- ender new hatreds and rivalries, and launch new juarrels. We foresaw what would spring from the ovenant of the league, and refused 'membership Ithough it was our idea in the first place. We took colossal trimming as a result of our whole- icarted efforts'to help Europe 'to its feet after the Vorld war. . No real American would have this country reuse to do all that it safely can to further the cause £ world peace. But we must not go into the scries f conferences which are now being shaped up with nything like the attitude we had at Versailles. Un- uestioning generosity and a desire to be helpful re not enough. If we are to consent to aid, and to alto the risks nt entanglement involved, we must afeguard ourselves at every turn. We must have more than pious hopes and unguaranteed promises o be good. In short, we must see where we get something ut of it proportionate to the sacrifices and risks sked of us, before we take a hand. That some- hing could very well be a firm, impregnable, thor- ughly guaranteed plan of world peace and disarm- ment, and a real open door for American trade, he world over. We ought not to participate on any ther terms. Now that the flood has subsided the greatest uestion facing the American public is whether the ouis-Braddock fight shall be staged in Chicago o r . n A ? ew York. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott , AMERICAN -HERO wuo .LATER BECAME AN/ ADMIRAL IN THE RUSSIAN NA.YV, FLED RUSSIA WrlEri ·HE FEARED rf WAS AGAINST" LIFE/ AMP DIED 5rlofa.-rLY W PAWS FROM. £ARL/ PoKTLKJU CetflKA") IN PORCEO_AtW JARS CAME'fb BE. KKOWK AS MOME--TRIBESMH OF HEW -- -Trll? -TRIBE- WA$ NEVER Vl5lTE£ Z-\5 COPYR1GHT..193.7. CENTRAL. PRESS ASSOCIATION , DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. n. PREVENTING AUTO ACCIDENTS AMERICAN LAW enforcement tends to be spas** rnodic. In the field of motor car accidents some shocking event may cause an epidemic of sudden drastic rules, with the law breathing out threats against everyone who commus even the most minor infraction. Such railings have little effect, for before long the situation eases and things are allowed to go along in tlie same slack way as formerly. What is needed is to get lo the. root of the matter. A physical examination of all applicants for driving license is obviously fundamental. But as Dr. Lowell S. Selling of Detroit points out very sensibly, most of this loses its effectiveness because it is, in most communities, in the hands of the police orisimilar au~--i--: thorities, whereas it should be in Uendemn, the hands of p h y s j c i a n s _ The po _ hce, who make eye tests and simple muscular co-ordination tests, are interested only in elimination of drivers. Whereas a physician could be expected to be interested in correction. Americans believe that i£ they are able to see hear and move, they have a right to drive their own motor cars, and any infringement on that right is resented. So a cursory examination which reveals some physical disability, sufficient to be cause for refusing a license, but which has never handicapped the applicant, is disregarded and the driver drives anyhow--at least until he gets caught. Many physical disabilities are only temporary, due to nervousness or a passing emotional state, or can be corrected, and when this is in prospect rather than the revocation of his license, the driver is much more willing to co-operate. A man, for instance, with even so serious a disability as two artificial legs, but whose mental attitude is careful and considerate, and who picks the kind of traffic'highways which are suitable to him, is a safer driver than a harum-scarum and reckless irresponsible who has four perfectly sound members. , ' People with heart disease of the type which may cause unconsciousness or sudden syncope, have been known to lose control of the car and crash into safety zones. Those with debilitating diseases, such as tuberculosis, should not drive on long journeys; they are soon fatigued and their alertness lost People subject to convulsive states should be denied driving privileges until satisfactory treatment has been instituted. Many who are subject to petit attacks are entirely unaware of the fact. TOMORROW CLAIIK K1NNAIRO .TVJoUble Btrfhs--Katharine Cornell (McClintic) ' 1N b. 1898 in Berlin, Germany, of United States parents. She began her distinguished career as an actress in a "little theater" in 1919 . . . George Frederick Warren, b. 1874 in Harvard, Nebr., professor of farm management at Cornell U., and economist of national influence . . . Henry Pui-Yi, b. 1DOB, one time Hsuan T'ung, emperor of China, now Kang Teh, emperor of Manchukuo . . . Philip Dee Block, b. 1871 in Cincinnati, president of Inland Steel Co. Feb. IG, 1842--The day covered by the first synchronous weather chart ever issued, that compiled by Prof. Elias Loomis of Yale college--more than a year later! It look him months to compile information' on weather conditions in various parts of the country for this particular date. Now such weather charts can be compiled within an hour, and are the basis of all forecasting. . The weather chart was only one of the notable contributions lo physical science of Loomis, a native of Willington, Conn., but no one has ever nominated him for America's Hall of Fame, where so many comparative nonentities are fixtures. Two distinct issues are involved in the current udiciary reform proposal. Why not divide them or consideration of the merits of each? Mr. High now understands what is meant by ic term, "white house purge," Feb. 16, 1702--The first United States government subsidy was instituted. Congress granted a bounty to builders and operators of shipping vessels to stimulate the merchant marine. ' Feb. 16, 1917--German submarines sank six more ships, all British, making a total of 12 in 48 hours. One was the American schooner, Lyman M. Law. (The heavy inroads on shipping had made sails more numerous on the seas than in many years.) ONE MINUTE TULriT--The sabbath was made tor man, and not man for the sabbath SI. Mark 2:27. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY^^r Thirty Years Ago-Willis Fitch o£ Clinton visited in the city yesterday. John Conners and T. C. Bowles left today for northern Minnesota on land business. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gibson left today for Nora Springs where they will visit for a short time. Leo Himmelrich of Minneapolis is in the city for a visit with relatives. George Niess returned today from New York where he has been purchasing goods for the Glanville company. Fire early Sunday morning completely gutted the Jones Tailor shop on South Main street. Daniel Dougherty of Dougherty transacted business in.the city yesterday. Twenty Years Agra-WASHINGTON--President' Wilson is expected to defer decision on ihe question of furnishing ffun- to American merchant vessels until he decides whether (o go before congress and ask for additional authority for protection of American ships and lives. EL PASO, Tex.--Armed Mexicans, believed to have been Villa followers, crossed the border 60 miles southwest of Hachata, N. Mex., yesterday and killed three 'Mormons and took a number of ranch- hands prisoners, together with much livestock. Walter Walker and F. C. Currie have been elected as members of the .board of directors oC the Chamber of Commerce, replacing F. C. Goodman and Harry Greene. Sam Drake, Guy Nettleton, Dr. Horace Bcemer, Eugene Hulls and W. G. C. Bagley are attending the ceremonial of Za-Ga-Zig temple . todoy at Des Moines. Ten Tears Ago-Lola Mason, deputy county auditor, spent the week-end with her sister, Mrs. A. M. Pugh, at Sioux Falls, S. Dak. F. J. Koffron returned today f r o m ' a business trip to Cedar Hapids. Mrs. A. B. Shook has returned from a week-end visit with relatives at Waterloo. Mrs. Roy Campbell and daughter, Dorothy, of Marquette are visiting in the city for a few days. C. F. Johnston of Sheffield, state senator in the Iowa legislature, is a visitor in the city today. Mason City Junior college won from Webster City 34 to 20 last night. In the preliminary game the high school faculty won from a team composed of Mohawk football players 19 to 14. Coach Grimsley, with four fieldgoals, was high point man for the faculty. ALL OF US lly MARSHALL MAS1.I.N THE GROUCH GROWS OLD TytY FHIEND clicks out his jaw and says to me: ·"I "i hope I get a chance some day to pay that fellow back for what he did to me. I was in a jam and I asked him to help me out and all I got was words and the cold shoulder . . . Some day he's going to ask me for something, and then I'll get even." Said I to my friend: "That's what you think. But I know how you'll get even. Some day he might ask you for a helping hdnd, and I know you well enough to know you'll give it to him. I never knew you to hold a grudge in your life, and I don't think you can. That's not one of your talents." And to me he said, "Oh, yeah? You just wait and see. This time I mean it." But I still say that this friend will never keep his promise. Some human beings remember obligations, some forget them. Some nurse their wrath to keep it warm, some put it in the ice box and forget it ... That's how my friend is, and in that respect I know him better than he knows himselC. When the time comes, when he has his chance fo take an eye for an eye and "get even," he'll not be able to do it. He will remember that he must live with himself all the rest of his life, and it will do him no good to collect grouch-souvenirs and keep quarrels alive. Germs die when they are exposed to the sunlight, rattlesnakes can't stay alive in the sun, sooner or later the poison that kills loses its strength, and the venom a man thinks will live forever becomes as weak as his will to use it. Once I met a man whose friend was killed, SO years ago, by a stage robber who was sent to prison for life . . . He collected a bit of the earth stained red by his friend's blood and swore that if the murderer ever left prison he'd s'end that reminder of his crime to the man . . . After 30 years the man, old and gray, was set free . . . Did that dead man's friend send the red earth to his friend's destroyer? Nn, it seemed a futile thing tn do. Instead, he scattered it over his friend's grave. . · OBSERVING ^^ Abdications No thins New In World History iMjh)^ suppose there are some ttSHS* things about the Edward ^^ V I I I abdication which make it unique. Giving up the world's most attractive throne for the love of a not-yet-divorced commoner is something. But a glance at this list of abdications down through the years will convince one that the act of itself lias a wealth of precedent: DlelectEan--A. 1J. 305. Charles V -- Emperor -- Oct. 25, 1555. Christina--Sweden--1631. Philip V-- Spain--1121. Charles IV-- Sjialn--March 13, 1805. ' Napoleon I--France--April 4, 1814, and June 23, 1815. William I--Holland--Oct. t, I8HP. Isabella II--Spain--June 25, 110. Abdul Ariz--Turkey--May 30. 1870. redro II--Brazil--Nov. 15, 1883. ru-)I--China--Feb. 13, 191;. Nicholas II--Russia--March IS, 1917. Ferdiitina I--Buljsria--Oct. 3, 1018. William II-- Germany--Nov. 9, 1D1R. Frederick Augustus--Saxony--Nov. 9, 101S. Charles I--Austria-IIunjfary--Nor. 12, ISIS. I.outs 111--Bavaria--Nov. 1.1. 1918. Frederick II--Baden--Nov. 22, 1918. William H--Wurttembcrc--Dec. 2, 1018. George H--Greece--Dec. 18, 1D2X Alfonso XIU--Spain--April It, mi. Edward VIII-- Enjlantl--Dec. 11, 1330. O A Device to Cut Out Hie Static In Radio! jRSgki,. was pleased at first with Sgp* the gadget A. -E. Bower vs*^ brought in and laid oil my desk. Wrapped about it was this description of the "radio filter;" "Guaranteed to eliminate static, jazz, swing and all other objectionable features of radio." "Instructions--Connect filter to one side of 110 A. C. and operate filter switch to get desired results." A close examination has revealed that the device is nothing more nor less than an electric wall switch. It would do what is guaranteed for it--eliminate the objectionable features of radio. But it would do it by eliminating radio. --o--· "Rare" Newspapers Have Become Common SjS^am approached every few SS^i days by somebody who be"^ lieves he has an original copy of some famous newspaper edition. The commonest is the Vicksburg newspaper printed on wallpaper while Union guns boomed about the beleaguered southern city. Sometimes, however, it's a copy of the Ulster, New York. Gazette containing the account of President Washington's death. At this point I'm going to let Arthur M. Nelson of the Fairmont, Minn., Sentinel, take up the story: 'There are thousands of such papers in existence every one o£ them a fake The very smalt number of existing authentic copies of these papers have long since found places in museums. The number of fake reprints is very great. They are easy to detect. In the past thirty years no less than a hundred such fake copies have been brought to this office by people who thought they possessed priceless relics." Who'd Even Guess It Was Michigan? jMtht hope that fellah on the ra- IpfSg dio was right the other fet* 1 * night when he answered his own question: "What state has the greatest shoreline for a boundary?" I simmered it down to Maine, California and Florida and made a stab at-Florida. But this radio announcer's claim is that it's Michigan. I've sprung the question on a dozen or so and not one has guessed Michigan. My face is going to be awfully red if I learn that my information is really misinformation. The question, incidentally, is in a class with: "Which is farther west, Los Angeles or Reno?" If you don't know the answer to this, a glance at the map will surprise 'you. Here's another: "Which is farther north, Mason City, Iowa, or Venice, Italy?" Cancer Is Curable When Caught Early jvghy find few of recent years ^gggs« who are not convinced that ^^"^ cancer if detected in its early stages cannot be cured. It is with this in mind that I pass along these cancer "danger signals" publicized recently by the Iowa state department of health: 1. Any persistent lump or thickening, especially of the breast. 2. Any irregular bleeding or discharge from any body openings. 3. Any sore that does not heal-particularly about the tongue, mouth or lips. 4. Persistent indigestion. 5. Sudden changes in the form or rate of growth of a mole or wart. Her Trouble's Hitting: the Car Ahead Behind, asm^ am in receipt of a page out §g«|£ of a little magazine printed ssf^ at Los Angeles, forwarded by L. R. It is given over to motoring topics and one little verse specially marked was as follows: Whenever Auntie IrEes lo ftp Her brakes are such an a w f u l flop. . She *Iamx them on iwlh futile jrrlnct And smacks the car ahead behind. Answers to Questions By FREDEKIC J. IIASKiN TLEASE NOT!'--A reader can wrliinr the Ma*cm City Globe-GateUe'a kin. Director. Washington. D, C. Please How many lad roads In V. S.? II. .T. There are still approximately 1,413,800 miles ot primitive roads, of which about 458,000 are of low- lype earth improvement and 955,800 miles entirely unimproved. 'Who is president of the Biff Brother ami Biff Sister federation, Inc.? E. M. Dr. Sheldon Glueck of Cambridge, Mass. Are legislatures In session in all states? S. K. In all except Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Virg i n i a. California's legislature, however, is in recess until March 1. Is it still possible to obtain seeds of fringed gentians from Dr. Georpc Norton at Norwich, New York? W. J. Dr. Norton has informed .us that the supply for this year is exhausted. Tell of pineapple cheese. E. n. This cheese, said to have originated in Litchtield county, Conn., about 184S, is so named from the fruit whose shape it bears. It is a hard, rennet cheese made from the whole milk of cows and rather highly colored. The curd is pressed into the desired- shape and the cheese is then dipped for a few minutes in water at 120 degrees F. and then for 24 hours is put into a net which gives it the diamond shaped corrugations. It requires several months to ripen, during which time the surface is rubbed with oil. What is a bellwether? T. C. A wether or sheep which leads the flock, with a bell on his neck. A wether is a ram, especially a castrated one. How many college students receiving aid from the national youth administration? II. F. . A total of 124,818' .students in 3,686 colleges and universities are now receiving aid from NYA projects. When was Wafrner's "Die Wal- kure" first produced? H. iU. In Munich June 2fl, 1870, anri in the United States on April 2, 1877, at New York City. Has much study been frivcii to riffht anU left ImniJcdness? JW. V. Parsons, nno of the authorities, lists 40 pages of titles, including hundreds of works, which have been written on the subject. At what temperature does a cigar burn? E. R. A cigar burns at from 800 to 1,000 degrees F., depending on various conditions. A cigaret burns at a lower temperature, not exactly determined. To whom did the land originally hclonsr on which Greenwich Village, New York City, Is situated? E. W. In Revolutionary days the present viljafie wns the country estate of Sir Peter Warren, British admiral in the French and Indian war. tlin answer to any question of Tact by Information nurcau, Frederic 'J. Hai- »enil CTlree (31 cents postage for reply. What is anosmia? E. II. Lack of the sense oE smell. Tins deficiency may be due to nasal obstruction or to disease of the nerves concerned in smelling. How many Bibles distributed by the Gideons? W. F. The Gideon association reports that since its founding in 1889, 1,500,000 Bibles have been distributed in nil parts of the world, fiO,- 000 having been placed during 1S35. What Inventor hcltl most patents? K. H. Thomas A. Edison set an all- time record for patents, holding more than 1,100 at the time of his death. Where was Hie first champaffne made in U. S.? E. G. Cincinnati, Ohio, by Nicholas Longworlh, in 1852. When was former King Edward VIII made Duke of Windsor? M. S. Gedrge VI created his brother Duke of Windsor on Dec. 12, 1936. This title was given in 1331 by King Edward I to his son, the Black Prince, and lias been in abeyance since the latlcr's death. What figure of snocch jls employed in such expression as "the kettle boils?" S. A. The substitution of one noun for another which is closely associated is called metonymy. FLAT TIRES When a man's lire 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 ho sometimes waits weeks before getting them fixed. A weak spot in a tire has wrecked many a fine car. Lik-wise a weak spot in a pair of feet has caused many human machines . to break down. Look after your human tires. They're just as important to you as the rubber tires are tc your car. Get a copy of "Care of fhe Feet." It contains facts everybody shotild know about foot health footwear and home 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 City State ( M a i l to Washington, D. CJ

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