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SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1933 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEB NEWSPAPEB btLOW t r w d . " "Son^-clMs matter April 17. 1830, at the port- e at Mason City. Iowa, under th= act of March 3, 1879. L E E P . LOOMIS - - _ . . _ T r ' - - - - City Editor LLOYD I* GEER - - Advertising Manager A ^ S ,°P 1AT ? D PHESS-The Associated Pre*. iT,"^? '? "" "=" fcr P"t!lcation of all nei" t d , t o " or not """"-wis* credited In ttii IOMI Bew « PlbHjhed herein. SS SE BVICE BY UNITED PRESS. l , OAn -v PRESS ASSOCIATION; wi m lno news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCBiraON RATES aisonl . c " 5 ' ""I Clear Late, the week * -m * '.'.( .53 IOWA AND MINNESOTA 3 Inviting Your Attention to Mr. Biermann's Criticism in the Adjoining Column TVHE. Globe-Gazette calls special attention to the communication in the adjoining column from Fred Biermann of Decorah, with whom we have always been able to disagree agreeably. And this is no exception. _ There is, we grant, a good bit of validity to the criticism contained in Mr. Biermann's letter This page has always been edited with the republican slant. And that's true of 9 out of 10 Iowa newspapers. In our quest for editorial viewpoints for use under the "Pros and Cons" heading on this page however, there has always been a special lookout for the democratic viewpoint in our exchanges. But it has been extremely uifficult to find. Once in pursuance of this policy, we invited the assistance of the able democratic editor in Mr. Biermann's home town. He had made a complaint similar to that of Mr. Biermann at this time We asked him to send us each week a sheaf of democratic editorial clippings from his exchanges so that we could make use of them, in newspaper and on radio. Nothing ever came of the invitation The comforting feature of Mr. Biermann's letter is his statement that in the news handling the Globe-Gazette has been entirely fair. That is the No. 1 obligation upon us in our journalistic credo. It's all important. Our own opinions on controversial subjects have been presented only on the editorial page The fact that the reading public almost habitually these later years has gone to the polls and registered the exact opposite of our opinion has served to strengthen our suspicion that what we think is of no great importance to anybody but ourselves;- J Prompted by a view expressed verbally to us a month ago by Mr. Biermann, the Globe-Gazette has been seeking to obtain the services of some columnist who could present the democratic viewpoint. On this earlier occasion Mr. Biermann referred to the "anti-new- deal slant" In Paul Mallons daily column and an off-set to this was sought, -i--v?' Biermann at tta t time suggested one pos* sibihty. Inquiry, however, developed that this particular column was not exactly what the Decorah man had in mind. Next there was a suggestion that Mr. Biermann himself contribute two or three articles a week at a fair rate of pay That is a standing invitation. At the present time the publicity division o£ the national democratic central committee in Washington has the request from us--dispatched two weeks ago but still unacknowledged--for a regular editorial column presenting the democratic viewpoint. These things are mentioned so that readers may know that there is no disposition on the part of this newspaper to cut off editorial representation to what for the past several years has been the dominant political school of thought in this territory as well as in the entire country. We still labor under the conviction, however that if the Globe-Gazette in its news columns continues at all times to present the disinterested truth, our readers will do a rather satisfactory job of building their own interpretations irrespective of \vhat is or is not said on our editorial page. « * * Kansas City Cleaning Up QLOWLY but surely the peopii of the cities of this country i n which politics and vice are in close partnership are waking up to the vitiousness the infamous partnership of politicians and criminals is fostering in their communities. New York has convicted "Boss Jimmy" Hines of Tammany halL A Kansas City grand jury has returned 90 indictments against politicians and leaders in the vice element of that city Many . persons indicted are close associates and political allies of "Boss" Tom Pendergast. One of the indictments is against Judge David E. Long of the Kansas City county court, and another is against J. W. Hostetter, a former county judge but present supervisor of county institutions. Both are charged with, corruption in connection with county government Another of the persons indicted is Charles Carolla who is said to have been the head of the gambling syndicate which for a long time has operated wide open gambling halls in Kansas City It is claimed that under his direction official protection was obtained for the gambling houses in return for a tribute to the politicians. The mop now being wielded in Kansas City will eventually extend to every locality in the nation where vice has flourished through official protection- The public is learning of the cost that is imposed on communities through the profits of the vice lords. « * « Japan Is "So Sorry" A GAIN the Japanese foreign office has labeled as a "mistake" its bombing of a railway station on the outskirts of the British section of Hong- kong. Tokio apologists explained to British Ambassador Sir Robert Leslie Craige that the bombing of the Canton-Kowloon railway was just -a localized incident" and a "mistake." Japan's mistake in bombing a British outpost Jn toe orient was more than a "mistake" to British authorities. The nine who were killed by Japanese bombs on British territory will never know that Japan apologized and considered it a 'localized incident," The nine who were killed and the scores who were wounded in this Japanese raid will never believe that a Japanese apology can cover a multitude of bombings. DECORAH, Iowa, March 1, 1939. W. Earl Hall, Mason City, Iowa. Dear Earl: \ wis h to pake reference to your editorial, Not the American Way," in your issue of Feb 28, and I shall be pleased if you see fit to publish my comments on your editorial page. As one who-believes that every good American has respect for the office of president, regardless of who occupies the office, I regret your implication that President Roosevelt has been so lacking in patriotism as to lead us to the verge of war for political purposes. I doubt that we have ever had a president who would have put this republic intb. war for political ends. This editorial has served to impress me very deeply with the utter unfairness of your editorial page. The Globe-Gazette, day after day, week after week, year after year, from Jan. 1 till New Year's eve, prints nothing on its editorial page but the most partisan republican propaganda. In your editorial, "Not the American Way" you refer to "a dictator state where the people axe told only what the government chooses to let pern know, where facts can be concealed and truth can be crushed." Fortunately, we don't have a governmental dictatorship in America but throughout, the central west we have a republican newspaper dictatorship and their readers are told only what republican editors choose to tell them and facts and self-evident truths are tortured by skillful editors info monstrous perversions. There are whole counties in northeastern Iowa where the people see none but republican newspapers from one year's end to the other. That can t be a healthy condition. The people are sat- 1? l d ,, with P° ison from the Hearst papers and the still Jess. scrupulous Chicago Tribune. The St.' Paul and Minneapolis, the Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and other dailies circulating in northeast Icwa! all are republican, and most of them narrowly so Through them, the people are told only what re- pubhcan newspaper dictators want them to absorb into their political systems. The Mason City Globe-Gazette, I believe is fair and honest in its news. From the news standpoint it is to be commended. But the Globe- Oazetle is grossly unfair in its editorial page. That is a terrible indictment but long friendly observation has compelled me to that conclusion-- against my will. In the last fiscal year the postoffice department lost 589,000,000 delivering newspapers and magazines through the mails. That money came out of the taxpayers, democrats, republicans, and others. The excuse for that subsidy, which has been about SO million a year for a number of years, is that the beneficiaries of the subsidy educate" the people, especially in affairs of government. The prime attribute of education is fair mmdedness. The newspaper situation in the central west is not productive of fair mindedness and the hundreds of thousands of dollars of subsidy paid to daily newspapers in this part of the country is obtained almost fraudulently. No reader has the right to expect a republican c ^' ne democr a ti = editorials. But the , or 50,000 democrats in the area covered bv the Mason City Globe-Gazette have something stan to a right to have their political philosophy represented on your editorial page. That right Has been denied them up to date, as arbitrarily as it could have been in the "dictator state" to which your editorial alludes. We have been and still are living in very cnucal times. The solution of our grave problems rff tol K°{?°n d '»"? toe «P ubIi «" Partisanship of the Globe-Gazette's editorial page. Such a page rtnl= e f^ C ? 3 i, f0 -, r bitt£rness . hatrel of public otfi- T ?iJ hl SJl Places and for political lopsidedness. Ihxt TM l ay - thl ? m a11 P ersona l friendliness, that you are fading in your duty to the public if you continue to make your editorial page a sound" 1Wn ^ ditorial P a ^ e is ably conducted. To -2 e ( ?. nd trust) ' you w 111 ad( l £ Z £t £ ShOUld be edited on Tribun* Pap£rs and tte Respectfully, FRED BIERMANN. Meadow Melodies By Ray Murrey of Buffalo Center MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DAILY SCRAP BOOK Removal of the party circle will impress on all of us that in the average election we are not acquainted with the qualifications of more than a fifth of those for whom we vote. * e * It's just ordinary business sense for the state of Iowa to lend what encouragement it can to the independent colleges which in turn lighten the load for tax-supported institutions. * * » There is no reason to believe that the city manager form of government would have had a fair trial at Sioux City anyway. * * » Old Man Winter was certainly guilty this week of hitting Iowa when she had her back turned. » « * Being right seems just about as improbable lor some persons as being president. » a a Pretty nearly everything worth while in Spain has "gone with the wind" of war. * * * There was no Ferdinand Pecora to give Jimmie Hines the long count this time. « * * Spain has had its Franco and Azana; United States its Green and Lewis. Some Candid Criticism From Fred Biermann A KICK TOWN . , c am l » »'»«. And I » m tore I'm rlibt. Were Ihrtc (hints only hiBpen-- Jmt raoralm, noon »ni nlfht. Where TOO don'l i»T« (a count T »u r el»r« Jror keep off of the irass. Where only l! E hts jo out at nlsht And flrls are food, not fast. Where each on« fcnim-s T0 nr btnineM But only mlncis Ms own. Where llty frame moltoes-- no! their frlmSj. A place your folkj call home. A pliee Tche And not some lopar Dad whr " » B »P'e neither star nor rtarve, where hams «rc fresh, not Did. 'I think ijek 105TM !, a pjac», Anfl I am jure I'm rlfM, Where three thlnjj onlj happens -- Jmt raomlnr, noon ind nliht. Thoughts Worth Remembering-- By Scott E YE ORCHIDS WILL BE. PLOWM PLANE. EVERY FOR. DISPLAY fC NEW YORK FAlP.-ffU5 SUMMER* M EASELS AND SMALLPOX WERE-fHE ONLY COMMON DISEASES frlArf" WERE MORE PREVALEtfTlN l538 -- ALL otflER. DISEASES SHOWED A DECREASE FROM-lfe. PREVIOUS YEAS 1CELOCOMOlWE.-WYEN-fEt IN )9o6 FbP. SEEKERS o . -- -frtE.VEHic.u- v/A.5 PROPELLED BY 5-rkAM ENQ WES , AMD RESTED ON ,l=toUB.;RtAcf S-fEEL. SPIRALS / LIKE SCRE.Y/S t IK STEAD OT=-WHEELS OR. RUNNERS a«ti REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files .THIRTY YEABS AGO -John Garvey, president of the Plumbers' association of Iowa, is in Cedar Rapids today to attend a meeting of the board of directors of that Professor Shimek of Iowa City was in the city today for a short visit with the Joe Konvalinka family cnroute from Hampton to Nashua, where he lectures this evening in the. university extension course. He spoke at Hampton last evening A. B. Hunkin of Austin was in the city today on business m the matter of a stamping machine he = t ^ U \ V 7 e ? ted T Which he wm have manufactured at the Vulcan Iron Works of this city. Mr. Hunkin is an old newspaperman and during that experience invented a device for stamping the names upon newspapers which has proved a successful invention and will be manufactured for the mar- Ket. TWENTY YEARS AGO-Plans and specifications for the construction of a strip of paving 6,000 feet long which will extend from Federal avenue to a point west of the Hawkeye Supply company on Nineteenth street southwest were adopted and approved by the regular weekly meeting of the city council today . -.J 1 ?? « Oman's Patriotic Service league will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Y. W. C. A. The program will be opened with a reading by Miss Mabel Stott. Miss R . u *. Sevens will sing and Mrs. John Hammill of Bntt will give a short address. -.. Th | 1 . Q V R ;, c i, club wil1 meet at the home of Miss Elizabeth Graves Wednesday evening with J GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening, M. D. COMMON INJURIES TO KNEE TEN YEARS AGO-TM, H » S £ an ^ S °f *.?· meraber s of the History club were guests at a dinner party given at the Colonial Wednesday evening. There were 26 present The evening was spent in playing hearts. Prizes were taken by Mrs. L. P. Courshon, Mrs. E ~. **· Uasner, Mrs. W. Eart Hall, E. H. Wagner and Mrs. J. Irons. The committee in charge of the Program consisted of Mesdames Harvey Bry. Judge _ Lowell Forbes bitterly assailed loafers whose principal occupation is to stand on street corners and ogle at women and girls who may wh S n ^n their ,TM a y to .theaters in a talk to a man r. "" mornins · uVT" stud y- silent thought. Is, after all, the mightiest agent in human affairs."--William E. Vagrant Thoughts By Lou Mallory Luke of Hampton QOFT spring winds are so near-and yet so far *-»away... Jest a-settm' and a-thinkin' the other Sf,v r, £ n£ lt i! ( ? £f .? 1 l! s around * e se he^ep'arls would buy home-baked bread. Think of the people our rt=^ S!' 1 ^ peopl V? ho W «"W go o work this very ?it» E. der ° n r thls a Iew minutes- Humans are JiKe trie cows I guess--think that old grass is »«iier on,the other side of the fera Chart," Saper-s bakery smacks a teeny bit of the old time P ace where Charlie baked the bread that made his ham sandwiches famous. The names of "that old gang of mine" are carved on one of his table other day that he had'that" table top IThis'horne --one of his most cherished possessions. Charlie still has his old rocking chair in his bake shop-re . minder o£ . the old country store. Pages and pages could be written about the grand old institution toiown as the Country Store. Of course they did not have JO or 15 inspectors a day comin' in snooping IS rw ev ^ Tth ] n 8 but ttiey managed to get along OK and I dunno as I heard o£ anybody * ^f roI ".S ontamination Picked up in one of 'em ana they did play a very big part in the life of the community. Is there a youngin' with soul so dead who could forget that apple red, given by the store keeper? I think not. All kids indulged in a little Wf£ =" /2^ and then-ring of baloney or some trifle and did need a few whacks where it hurts --but we managed to get along and now we cherish the memory of the old Country Store. Sinclair Lewis or Phil Stong could write a swell book on this subject and call it that Oh yes I forgot to say that the local baker does something eke with his dough besides making bread out of it selHnf "ckets^to TtMZ^^TM ^ ^^ffi$£%^??S^ morning of the blizzard in a snow drift near her garage, freezing and helpless. She dug her way out through driver, and driving snow and rescued it. Old se tiers have recorded the fact that the winter of 18=7 huffed and puffed until it filled ?l d K^V a %5" c jLTM n * lh r o , u S. h here) from bluff injuries which show nothing under the **· X-ray frequently occur, and are regarded by the physician as a complicated puzzle. A vague diagnosis of water on the knee is made. This diagnosis satisfies the patient better than it does the physician. Perhaps that is why it is made so often. A pair of crutches and an elastic knee cap are prescribed treatment, and recovery is left in the hands of time. The acute symptoms subside, and persistent disability, which the subject accepts as a "trick knee." is too often the result The knee is a very complicated joint and an injury may produce any one.or a combination of a number of injuries The ligaments of the knee on the side, inside and outside may Dr Clendenin ^ stra TM ed - There are two liga- which cross each other and these may be strained pr ruptured by injury. Commonest of all is perhaps the dislocation of one of the moonshaped cartilages in the knee joint These cartilages are thin blades of tissue which are very loosely connected with the bone and may become pulled off, get into the knee joint and float around. They frequently cause what is known as -locked knee." Football players often suffer this injury.,In most cases, if left alone, the in- llammauon subsides and, except for an occasional locking, which is what is called a "trick knee" they give no trouble.. They can be removed easn'y by a simple surgical operation, if they give enough, trouble to be serious. Inflammation of the bursae around the knee is very common. As there are 14 bursae in the region of the knee, it is easy to see that they present a complicated problem. The cause is the inflammation of the bursa on top of the knee cap which, is commonly called "housemaid's knee" Nowadays, when very few housemaids get down on their knees to scrub floors, it is quite as common to find it in bishops as it is in housemaids Another bursa, in the back of the knee is known when inflammed as Baker's cyst It is found m occupations where a constant backward recurvation of the knee is maintained. These inflammations of the bursae around the knee subside under ordinary treatment by heat rest, splinting, diathermy and light treatment with infra-red lamp. Literary Guidepost By John Selby Some of onr better fiction -vvhicli insists on being published all at once-- TVJEGLEY FARSON'S "The Story of a Lake" has ** exactly the same swing and splash that "The Way of a Transgressor" had. Its hero is, by the oddest sort of chance, a foreign correspondent ims correspondent has been a lot of places Mr Farson has been. But the new book is a novel which means that. Mr. Farson can turn his imagination loose without twinges ot conscience. He has done so, and the result is about as readable a book as the month of February has produced. (Harcourt, Brace: $2.50.) Second book: The most difficult of all relationships is probably the parent-off spring relationship--worse, even, than marriage. It is this that makes up the gist of Honore Morrow's "Demon Daughter. · A curious frankness and a desire for understanding animate the book (Morrow; $2 50 ) - i, ~i, «2 b ° Qk ; Dor » Marquis died before he finished Sons of the Puritans," which is a novel about some people in Hazelton, HI.; Marquis was raised" m Walnut, 111, so the connection is sufficiently obvious. With Christopher Morley hovering about in a cloud of prefatory remarks, the book has been published. Instead of an ending it has merely Marquis's notes on that subject, the effect being rather like seeing a cat without a tail. But there is some fine characterization, and toe feel of the small town is in the book. (Doubleday, Doran; $2.50.) Fourth book: Jerome Bahr's "The Platinum lower" was made for laughter, or at any rate for snickers. The title is derived from the platinum Diond hair of the heroine, or what passes for heroine. The fun comes mostly from the bicfc- ?" n g of ,, thl f. creature and her husband, and their the younger couple in the «, Fl " hvbo * : The difficulties of bringing to life the Italian Renaissance have been handsomely negobated by James Cleugh in something he calls Tuscan Spring." This is a novel by courtesy actually a partly fictionized account of the life ^ d £ mes u° £ ??, ndro Botticelli. It reads xvel), !S£ K m f S b ! a . utlf « 1 Iy-. « rests on sound scholarship, but not Ux obviously. Great names crowd It. (Reynal and Hitchcock; $2.50.) The Plight of Snorers ^ bespeak for all who snore · your pity and consideration --not your ridicule or condemnation. Snores are really pretty pathetic in their plight. To be a. snorer is to live under 'affliction, almost a curse. Let's consider the elements of his sad story Early in life the snorer has it driven home to him that he is not as other men. His fellows in home, dormitory or camp, heap him with ribald abuse. His family puts him into a sort of nightly quarantine, where he must sleep away from all ears, shunned and abandoned. And the snprer himself becomes acutely conscious of his peculiarity. Although he has never heard it himself, he has been so often treated to angry and realistic imitations of his wood-sawing that he is properly humble and deprecatory. Too much, probably, for nobody could be so outrageously offensive to his neighbors as the average lusty snorer thinks he is-thinks so because he has been told, so often. Mostly he divides his time between the doghouse and the back of the eightball. He gets little sympathy and no help whatsoever. Even doctors laugh at his pathetic pleas. "Keep your mouth shut"-"don't sleep on your back." That's the formula. And of course its no good, for as soon as a man's asleep his subconscious self takes over his helpless body, and if he has the habit of mouth-breathing or sleeping on his back the habit at once asserts itself--and he starts to snore. I'm truly sorry for snorers. But I also know that there's nothing to be done about it--except to quit apologizing for the affliction, which you can't help, and brazen it out. After all, the people who are always kicking about our snores are just as much of a nuisance to us as we are to them, aren't they? If they don't like it, let 'em sleep with cotton in their ears dad bust it! --o-Lenin's Widow ffrn tak e it that the Russians 3Ef|i allowed the widow of their *X^ beloved Lenin to enter the limbo of forgotten things much as we do the widows of our past presidents in tfiis country. Not one in ten Americans can tell you how many presidential widows there are. And in the case of the Lenin widow, it required her death to acquaint the world with the fact that there had been such a person. She had had her hour of prominence as the wife of the great father of the revolution when the communities took over. She rated the sobriquet, "Grand Old Woman of the Revolution." Then came eclipse in .the shadows. She became just Madame Nadejda Konstantinovna Krup- skaya. Her death last week brought her into the headlines for the first time in a dozen years or so. It was in 1898 that she married the dynamic Lenin and became his life's partner in plotting the October revolution. She shared his sentences into exile and she shared his triumphs. A woman of OBSERVING keen intellect, she was the spearhead of the soviet campaign against illiteracy in Hussia. As commissar of education, she fought with all her means and vitality for the political, economic, and social equality of women in the dictatorship which Lenin created out of Marxian communism. In recent years Mme. Krups- kaya was largely a legendary figure. She lived alone in a secret apartment in the Kremlin in-Moscow, wholly unmindful of the vast crowds who daily pushed through the little black mausaleum on red square where the body of her husband is daily exhibited and exalted' in a glass casket. Although she disagreed repeatedly with the Stalin regime, she was allowed to go her way The fact that she was a woman first and Lenin's widow second probably saved her from "liquidation" by the central committee of the communist party or exile like Trotsky. In Praise of Conley , "listened," writes Frank · Balkham, "to the broad- TO-Tr, £ aSt A T1 ; U ^? ay "^ht over KGLO by Asst. Chief E. A. Conley of the Iowa state highway safety patrol and I noticed he brought out two very important facts, namely, that excessive speed caused accidents and that it also contributed to fatalities. "You often hear auto drivers say 'I am a fast driver but I am a safe driver.' I claim they don't go together. Cqnley also stated he thought 50 miles per hour was top speed for, safety and I will check with him on that also. He has had a world of experience investigating accidents and checking on the causes of same and I don t believe anyone will or should dispute his statements. "And I would like to see his broadcast copied by various newspapers throughout the state of Iowa. Accidents don't happen, they are caused by some violation of the Jaw or at least of good sense. "The U. C. T.s are vitally interested in making the highways safe not only for themselves, but for the motoring public at large More power to Asst. Chief Conley, to the highway patrol and to the .Iowa Safety Council." "Yours for a further decrease in accidents in Iowa." The Day's Bououei To MASON CITY'S LITTLE THEATEH--for an interesting staging of an interesting play at the Cecil Thursday night The warm reception from that well- filled house must have been extremely gratifying .to this little group of persons interested in keeping alive an interest in the legitimate stage. Among other things the success of the venture proves that folks like to see their stage offerings from a full-sized stage. Not too long between these plays, please! ANSWERS to QUESTIONS By Frederic J. Hoskin For an ans 1 three 131 cent* / b of fact wrlle ihe "Maion Citr Gl 1 " 11 - Di " c " r - w " hic "-- i How many persons have filed application to take the next Civil Service competitive examination for stenographers and typists? H. Approximately 110,000. Is the death rate from cancer increasing? M. H. In 1920 the number of deaths from cancers and other malignant tumors was 72,931, while in 1936 it had increased to 142,613. What is Hellin's law? E. 51. It is the statement that twins occur once in 80 pregnancies; triplets once in 80x80 or 6,400 cases; quadruplets once in 80x80x80 or 312,000 cases. Are there many Mohammedans In Europe? T. W. A recent estimate sets the number at 18,000,000. When was the Lincoln Monument at Springfield, 111., erected' L. H. In 1874 at a cost of $200,000. What is the name of the yellow coloring matter in bananas? J. S. It is carotene. In the processes of digestion, carotene becomes vitamin A. What is the lax on scats for the Metropolitan Opera? K. J. These seats are tax exempt When were the blue stripes removed from U. S. mail bags? G. B. July 1, 1925, by the order of Postmaster General Harry S. New. What is the name of the organization that is interested in the cultural freedom of exiled Germans? S. H. The American Guild for German Cultural Freedom at 20 Vesey Street New York City. What is the name of the first musical comedy played at the Imperial theater, New York City, in which Mary Hay starred? L. H. "Marry Jane M c K ' a n e , " a Hammerstein musical, was produced on the opening night of Dec. 25, 1924. Is Sir Wilfred Grenfell's wife livins? E. S. Lady Anne Elizabeth GrenfeU died on Dec. 9, 1938. How many members of congress 5n favor of the Xownsend plan? Seventy-nine favor the moditted Townsend plan. What can be used on bricks to prevent moisture from seeping through? L. S. Moisture can be prevented from coming through brick by waterproofing the outside by painting with a mixture o£ 12 ounces of paraffin dissolved in a gallon of benzol. Two coats of this material should be applied at 24-hour intervals, both times when the wall is completely dry. It must be borne in mind that benzol is highly inflammable. How many newspaper chains In the 17. S.? E. H. There are 58. i , Ha SA e muslcal library of the late Philip Hale, the music critic, been presented to any public library? J. L. Mr. Kale's library of over 2,000 volumes is in the possession of Smith college at Northampton Mass. ' When did the first ship of the Curmard line cross the Atlantic? K. H. In 1840. THE SEASON FOR COLDS IS HERE Most prevalent of all human ailments, the common cold accounts for more days lost from wage- earning and school, than any other disease. What is the proper treatment for a cold? How can others be prevented? The answersto flbSft f» many other «P«sti°ns about illness are answered in the T t Do »l or Boofc VVhUe TM b °°fc th P ^, k % the Place o£ your d °ctor, this handy medical adviser tells you the essential facts about disease that you should know. Here is reliable health information"? a minimum cost Send 10 cents today for a copy and .keep it for quick reference. --USE THIS COUPON-The Globe-Gazette, Information Bureau fj ed . e . ri : J- Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in Name Street or rural route City State .(Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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