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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LFJB 8VKD1UATB Issued Every Week Day by tie MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-323 East State Street Telephone No. 38°" LEE P. LOOM1S W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOXD L. GEER . . . . Publisher - Managing Editor . - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press ia exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. suBsciumoN KATES Mason City «o« Clear Lake. Mason City ana Clear Lake by th« year 57.00 by tho veek * J" OUTSIDE J1ASCN CITY AND CLIU.it -1SE Per year by earner .... *1.00 By mall 6 months S2.ro) per mat by carrier $ .15 By mall 3 months Jl.Zo Per vear by mall $4.00 By mall l rnontu 5 .M OUTSIDE igo MILE ZONE Per ,ear 56.00 Elx months... .M.OO Three months. .51-50 j Inject a few raisins of conversation into the j tasteless dough for existence.--O. HENKY ^ I MR. DICKINSON EXPLAINS ·N A RECENT issue of the Globe-Gazette, there were two references in this space to the senate's failure to ratify the St. Lawrence seaway treaty with Canada. One, the more extended, suggested that the vote was in no sense conclusive, that the building of the seaway was an' inevitability in the march of progress. The senate action is no more than a delay, we contended. The other reference to the subject took the form of an admission that we could not understand Senator L. J. Dickinson's vote against the treaty. Senator Dickinson has done what we noped he would do. He has written us a courteous letter setting forth the reasoning back of his vote against ratifying the treaty. We are pleased to give space to it here: "Your editorial in the Globe-Gazette under date of March 20, suggesting that the St. Lawrence waterway is merely delayed, is correct. I also note that you have some difficulty in understanding my position. I am inclosing my statement on the floor of the senate with reference to the reasons for the Mississippi valley being against the present treaty. "It is purely on account of the lack of complete understanding with reference to the amount of water that should be diverted at Chicago in order to make the Hennepin canal useful, and the further provision that Canada be given supervision over Lake Michigan, that many of us who have always been advocates of waterways suggested that the treaty was not sufficient to protect the water rights of the Mississippi valley. We tried to get the proponents of the treaty to give us a reservation covering these two points. This they refused.to do. and insisted that the treaty must be accepted as written; otherwise,- it must be defeated. It was defeated. "I agree with you that it is merely a delay. However before this treaty is ratifies, we should have a definite understanding and know that the Mississippi waterway connection is assured, and that sufficient diversion water is permitted to guarantee its successful operation. Otherwise this treaty will have the same effect on the freight rates in the Mississippi valley that the Panama canal had when it became a law. "If you think this is of sufficient interest, you may give it such publicity as you desire," * - t By way of further clarifying Senator Dickinson's position, and being fair, we are drawing upon the Congressional Record for excerpts from the speech, before the senate referred to in his letter: MR. DICKINSON. Mr. President. I shall detain the senate for only a few minutes with reference to my position on the St. Lawrence treaty. I noted that the distinguished senator from Nebraska (Mr. Norris) referred to a statement I had made over the radio in 1932, in which I said: "Favoring this route from the first, President Hoover has succeeded in negotiating a treaty with Canada by which this waterway will be built and a cheap transportation outlet to the Atlantic will be given to the farmers of the middle western and northwestern states." I stand by that proposal now, if the treaty had been as we expected it would be and had provided for connecting up the Missouri and Mississippi valleys with the St. Lawrence waterway. As stated heretofore, my sole objection to the treaty has been and is that we bring the benefits of the treaty to the Great Laker and then cut off the benefits from there to the Missis sippi valley, the Mississippi valley is being treated jusi as it was treated by the construction of the Panama canal. The Panama canal has been referred to here Let me refer to the Record for a moment with refer ence to the Panama canal. No greater calamity ever was imposed upon the · Mississippi valley than by the passage of the measure providing for the construction of the Panama canal Why? Because it permitted a cutting of freight rate, so that shipments could be made through the canal ti the eastern section of the United States and to the far west at rates lower than applied on shipment from the Mississippi valley to the far west or to th far east, either way. What happened? It practically destroyed the economic position of the Mississippi val ley with respect to the industries located there. When that bill was before the house at the time being H. K. 3110, only two members of the house votec against it. Who were they? They were Fletcher o Minnesota and Lassiter of Virginia. The full Iowa dele gation voted for it. The full Illinois delegation votec for it. We did not know that we were going to hav imposed upon us a handicap of that kind, but now w find that, regardless of the good intentions of the mei representing our state at that time, it has worked ad versely to our economic interest, just as ratificatior of this treaty will operate adversely unless some as surance shall be provided that the great lakes and th Mississippi valley are to be connected by this waterway I know it will be said, in view of this statement that we are interfering with a great principle. I d not believe anyone of 15 years service in the congres has been more faithful to the cause of the inlan waterways than have I. I have been one of those wh have always insisted that adequate appropriations b provided for them. We have been working for a barg system on the Mississippi river. We have worked t improve the Missouri river. AH the great tonnage o the Mississippi valley comes naturally into the city o Chicago. It is produced in that area. We are not s much interested in wheat. We are not so much inter ested in some of the other products about which senators talk, but we are interested In having low rates that will permit us to get our tremendous production of farm produce to market. The big tonnage from Iowa, the big tonnage from Nebraska, the big tonnage from Missouri all comes to the city of Chicago. The northern tonnage represents wheat, and almost wheat alone. That will come into the Great Lakes at Duluth. But as we go further south we find that we must have access to this whole route, otherwise it will be a handicap rather than a help. Why a handicap? Just as I have suggested with reference to the Panama canal, which raised the rates of all our freight from the Mississippi valley east, and from the Mississippi valley west. * * * What will happen if the diversion at Chicago is not sufficient to maintain the Hennepin canal, and if the flow of the Illinois river cannot be maintained, either by reason of lack of water or by reason of lack of The new deal has developed no phenomenon more amazing than Milo Reno's attack on the brain trust as being too radical. x * * * A lineal female descendant of Paul Revere likes horse-riding too but we trust she confines it to the daylight hours. A production of hard liquor greater than in 1918 s something else for new deal America to crow about. A track with 12 speeds has been invented. Now for one that will stay on its own side of the pavement. * * * Be it said to the credit of the depression--it caused us to quit worshiping at the shrine of our Insulls. * * « There are two excellent reasons for calling Fort Madison Iowa's "pen city." this treaty, then we are in a position where the reight rates will be lowered from Chicago cast, but hey will be increased from Chicago west, and the reat grain-trade area of the city of Chicago will suf- :r accordingly. That is the reason why I am intensely terested in this proposal. * * * Senator Dickinson for years has been a staunch upporter of developing waterway transportation for he landlocked north central agricultural states and ye are willing to give full weight to his .explanation. It should be noted, however, that the question of vhether a sufficient water diversion is provided in the reaty is highly debatable. Many of the nation's best uthorities insist that Chicago is adequately protected. L preponderance of authority, it seems to us, so holds. There is the further fact that the indefinite delay 'ccasioned by the senate's action removes the great iroject from the list of national recovery projects. By :he time we get around to deepen the channel and onstruct the locks, we shall either be in piping pros- *erity or another depression. While we appreciate the senator's viewpoint, we till feel that his vote on this particular measure was iot in the interest of agricultural Iowa. Pertinent or Impertinent OTHER VIEWPOINTS DOUBTFUL IF IT SHOULD SUBVIVE Kockford Register: The Register has been much nterested'in the reaction of the Mason City Globe- Jazette to the view expressed by Secretary of Agri- .ulture Wallace, to the effect that sugar consumers of he country are paying altogether too high a price or the tariff protection which is at present given the ieet sugar industry of the country. The Register does not have the exact figures at hand, but the amount which sugar consumers of the country have to pay to protect this industry is in the neighborhood of four times the total value of the beet ugar production of the country. This condition would eem to be enough to justify Secretary Wallace's position. But this is not all. There are two other major Irawbacks to any further growth of the beet sugar ndustry, namely the scandalous and abominable pol- ution of the streams into which these factories pour heir effluents and the pauper and child labor abuses which the care and harvesting of the beet crop en- s. It is possible that with conditions as they are today myriads of native born Americans would jump at the chance to work in beetfields for whatever vage they could get, but in normal times, when the major part of the work is done by Mexican families, .he conditions under which these people live is a re- jroach to our American standards of decency and :air dealing. . UNFAIR VOTING Jforthivood Anchoer: On the part of some prophets who are now saying that ex-Gov. Dan Turner cannot be nominated in the republican primary this year one reason assigned for their belief is thta he can never overcome his unpopularity in parts of the state where IB was obliged two years ago to send the State militia :o quell riots caused by obstructors of the cattle tuberculin test. Possibly those who say that are correct in their Delief, but if so, isn't it a shame and a disgrace and a reflection on common sense Christianity, fair play and 20th century civilization that a state official who takes steps to prevent the breakdown of law and order should be ostracized for doing his duty? In that very state of mind lies much of the present haps and criminality. A voter who will exercise his dislike against a candidate because in enforcing a law he offends the voter is unfit to vote. The ballot in the hands of enough voters of that type will ruin the country. They are in the same class as the unfaithful juryman who disregards proved evidence of juilt and votes to acquit the person on trial because ae. the juryman, is not in sympathy with the law. tm m THE ST. OLAF CHOIR Wisconsin State Journal: There is only one St. Olaf choir, largely because there is but one F. Melius Chris- biansen. When someone says that the St. Olaf chorus is the best a capella chorus in America, there is no argument. The best music critics in America and Europe have used up the superlatives in many languages in praise of this chorus. Madison music lovers will hear this chorus at the West high school auditorium Monday tiight. The perfect acoustics of that auditorium will bring out the harmony of the St. Olaf chorus at its best. The choral master will be working under ideal conditions. The seat sale has been going fast and it is expected that the house will be sold out. Those who heard the. St. Olaf chorus in Madison five years ago needed no invitation to hear it again. The choir's fame excites the interest of those who have not heard the St. Olaf singers before. No one has ever come away from a St. Olaf choir concert disappointed. DAILY SCRAP BOOK Copyright. 1934. by" Central Press Association, Inc. OPEK AIR UA1L AT CHURCHILL, M A N I T O B A , CAN. RICE IS MADE N0 f FROM 'TOE- RICE BU FROM -THE prfH OF A-TREE. LdUrSIAN 50 SMAU." -THATf -TftERE IS PRIES'TAMD AH MpM^ OBSERVING ^^smmsy^f^^^l^^^^^^^s} DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clendcning cannot diagnose qr give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general interest, however, they will be taken up. In order, In the dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan Clendening. care ol Tfao Globe-Gazette. Writs legibly and not more than 20Q -words. EARLIER DAYS An latmsUlig Dally Feature Drawn From the Globc-Cmetlc'l Flics of the Years Gone »y. ~B; LOGAN CLEA'DEMN'O. M. D. PAIN CENTERS IN LONGEST NERVE A READER asks me to discuss the subject of sciatica, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. "Sciatica" is a very general term used for any pain in the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, arises from the spinal cord low down in the back, and proceeds down the back of the leg, breaking up into divisions which go clear to the toes. It is reasonable to expect, therefore, on account of its length, that many irritative factors could produce pain in this nerve. Indeed, it is customary in medical circles to consider sciatic pain under two divisions: (1) pain of thV..nerve itself, and (2) pain.of the nerve due to inflammation or pressure on the nerve from disease of toe structures through which it passes. Among these latter might be dislocation of the sacro-iliac bones in the pelvis, such as inflammation as from appendicitis, or inflammatory disease of the female organs. Probably the most frequent sciatic Nerv, cause of pain of the nerve itself ,, due to infection somewhere in the body itself, such as in a tooth or tonsil or gallbladder. The treatment of sciatica will obviously depend on the cause. In the case of dislocation of the pelvic bones, support to these by means of corsets, or pads, or casts, usually gives relief. In few cases of the disease is it possible to give very much relief by means of drugs by mouth. In the primary form of neuritis of the sciatic nerve, removal of focal infection frequently does good. But by all odds the best treatment in the acute stage--and the treatment most often neglected--is rest in bed. It is possible to kill the pain in the sciatic nerve bv injecting anesthetic substances directly into it. A long hypodermic needle can be thrust down through the skin until it reaches the nerve: Then it is pushed into the body of the nerve itself, and a solution ot quinine-urea injected into the nerve. This deadens all sensations in the region of the nerve. Besides this, the use of heat is a well established form of treatment. In the old days, the best way to do this would be to have the patient lie down on his stomach and have his wife put a piece of flannel over the place where the pain was, and with a moderately hot iron, iron over the flannel until she had produced redness and relief. Nowadays electrical treatments by means of diathermy seem to be better than this old-fashioned treatment, perhaps because they are more mysterious. Forest City is in the city and is negotiating with an electrician with the idea in mind of utilising the water power of Lime creek to ^M^ Cche^Sleeper departed Wednesday for Fort Dodge, where she has a position in the schools. James Lewis, private, has arrived from Des Momes and will assume charge of the recruiting station m the city. Judge W. P. Burr of Charles City visited friends McConlogue has returned from a business trip to Mitchell, S. Dak. The Detroit Free Press of recent issue gives special notice of the growth and progress of the order of Modern Brotherhood .of America. see by the papers that an attempt is being made to have John Smith, grave-robber supreme, released from the insanity ward at Anamosa. If the attempt is successful, I certainly am going to think the less of our sys- ;em of justice. I remember the morning when Smith was found at Garner, lying alongside a road. And "lying" can be interpreted in either of its two meanings. He had a cock and bull story about having been thrown there by a crowd of kidnapers. My interview with him in the sheriff's home at Garner convinced me that he was a third-class fakir but the judge before whom he appeared a few weeks later was convinced that he was hopelessly Insane. My own reasoning is that he is either a dangerous criminal or a dangerous lunatic. In. either event, society deserves a continued protection from him. I should say that we have an over-abundance of morons at large already. We don't need reinforcements for this army. .--o-have received from the National Safety council a report of an accident which seems to be worthy of the prize for freak accidents. A small roadster ran off the road, for no apparent reason. It went into a ditch where it encountered a log two feet high. It jumped over this and struck an oil company sign mounted on a two-inch pipe, which broke off. It then ran 60 feet farther and crashed into a filling station, knocking an eight-inch square beam on a twelve- inch concrete base nearly ninety feet. It demolished a large gasoline pump and crashed into the back of a coach, which was taking on gas, and knocked the coach 80 feet ahead, injuring several passengers. The roadster finally turned upside down, pinning a man beneath it. --o-received an Interesting suggestion not long ago from a Kensett reader. He wanted me to use my influence to have the daily Dakota weather forecasts jresented in the Globe-Gazette. He md discovered--what in meteorology is a fundamental premise--that veather moves from west and northwest to east and southeast. On foiu days out of five, he insisted, the weather of the Dakotas on one day would be the weather of North Iowa on the next day. It was interesting to find this fact so intelligently understood. should like to see a thorough scouring of this country for machine guns, automatic rifles and burglar's tools. Preceding it, however, there should be a law making unexplained possession o) such articles sufficient basis for conviction as an undesirable citizen. Since the above was written, I've found an item which states that in the code of fair competition for the small arms ammunition industry, "the sale in United States of machine or sub-machine guns, or parts thereto except to government subdivisions or' to organizations having regularly organized police departments, where such sales are authorized by the U. S. attorney general" is prohibited. That is, as General Johnston lays, "a forward and effective step n the campaign against crime in this country." But it doesn't do anything about the machine guns, automatic rifles and sub-machine juns already in possession of the criminal world. And there seems to be an abundant supply. How are these weapons to be got out of circulation? ^^ 6 , jiat was estimated at several hundred dollars was done in the new home of A. L. Rule, State and Mills streets, today by a fire which originated from a short circuit of electric wires. Miss Lois Finch returned yesterday from a short visit with friends in Marshalltown. Mrs Mabel Chard-Meigs of Brooklyn, N. Y., is expected in the city for a week's visit with her sister, Mrs. Emma C. Willard. Mrs. W. E. Sundell and daughter, Ruth, left today for Charles City. Col.. J. H. McConologue, chairman of the Iowa Board of Control, was Here yesterday attending to business matters. Mrs C E. Randall is spending several days in Belmond visiting- her daughter, Mrs. Lucy Randall- Klemme. E. G. Dunn is in Charles City today on business W. L. Bliss of Britt was here last evening. Ten Years Ago--Construction work on the new $40,000 hospital which was authorized by the board of trustees at the quarterly meeting held here this week will start within two weeks, officials of the I. 0. 0. F. announced today. S. A. Koch, once councilman of Mason City, was elected mayor of Montrose during that town's elections held Monday. James Rae, principal of the high school, has been selected to help choose the best speakers in the state declamatory contest to be held at Humboldt on Friday, April 11. Mrs. C. E. Dakin has left for Washington. D. C. for an extended visit with her brother, Major G. R Allin. PRAIRIE POETS n-e » Week Feature Edited by Lou Mullory Lake Hampton, Secretary of the Iowa Author's Club, uncl Dedleated to tliR Building L'p of a Distinctive loira 1'oetry. TODAY IN HISTORY NBA WILL GET 'EM. Thompson Courier: The Buffalo Center Tribune claims that the NRA will get the bandits who robbed the hank at Mason City. Reason: They used seven men on a five man job. "DON'T REMIT BY AIRMAIL" Swea City Herald: The Fairmont Sentinel asks its subscribers not to remit by airmail. "The regular Is fast enough," says the Sentinel. "We don't want anyone killed on our account." Ethel Blythe Penningroth of Tipton is Scotch very Scotch, and proud of it. Her parents were born in Scotland. Her father came to Iowa in 1872 at the age of 14-- and his stories of the prairie of those early days were the greatest delights of Mrs. Penningroth. One of her earliest memories was a trip to the British Isles with her father and mother. She thank A. E. B. for tlii.' little c o n t r i b u t i o n of rhymed nonsense taken by him from an ancient book of jingles --so ancient, in fact, that the sheet from which this Is taken is a 'shade between yellow and brown: The Confession There's somewhat on my breast, father, There's somewhat on my breast! The livelong day I sigh, father, And at night I cannot rest. I cannot take my rest, father. Though I would fain do so; A weary weight oppresseth me-This weary weight of woe! 'Tis not the lack of gold, father, Nor want of worldly gear; My lands are broad, and fair to see, My friends are kind and dear. My kin are leal and true, father, They mourn to see my grief: But, oh! 'tis not a kinsman's hand Can give my heart relief. 'Tis not that Janet's false, fathei, 'Tis not that she's unkind; Though busy flatterers swarm around. I know her constant mind. 'Tis not her coldness, father. That chills my laborin breast; It's that confounded cucumber I've ate and can't digest. When were syndicated articles first used ? K. M. The forerunner of the newspaper syndicate was the paper in small towns printed at a central office. In 1885, Louis Klopsch began syndicating the sermons of Talmage. The syndicated article in its present form was originated by Samuel S. McClure. Who are the 10 greatest thinkers listed by Dr. Durant? M. C. Confucius. Plato, Aristotle, Copernicus, Spinoza. Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, Voltaire, Immanuel Kant and Charles Darwin. What happened to Clarence Hatry, broker who failed In London in 1929? B. R. The indictment in the Hatry case alleged forgery of $4,500,000 certificates of British municipal loans. Hatry was sentenced to 34 years penal servitude for forgery. His practice had been to borrow from financial institutions on the forged municipal certificates of English cities. When did John Davey institute tree surgery in the United States? H. H. In 1890, he began the practice of tree surgery, and in 1908, organized, the Davey institute of tree surgery. What is the proper lenfrtli skirt for street and business wear? J. B. Fashion authorities say it is considered smart to wear dresses or business suits eleven inches from the floor. Twelve inches from the floor is also worn. For dressy wear, Notables Born This Date--Linus iale, b. 1821. He invented the lock, not the college. (That was established by Eli Yale, whose birthday is tomorrow.) * * Gringling Gibbons, b. 1648, notable sculptor and wood carver. » * Thaddeus Stevens, b. 1792, statesman.** toee yeara 0 £ re ij e f wor ic. in the war. Then came two Edward Knoblocn, b. 1874, dramatist--Kismet, Mile-1 . N y 0 rk--Mr. Penningroth finishing his stones, etc. ** Dorothea L. Dix, b. 1802, pnilanthro- ^ 5 -- pist and social reformer. ** Sir William Siemens, b. 1823, inventor of improved methods of manufacturing ankle length is preferred. When did the author, Basil King. die? O. F. June 22. 1928, at debt is said to be in sounder s'nape than for some years. In case there should be no successor to the throne of the Netherlands, what would be the procedure? S. A. According to the constitution, a succesor can be designated by 'an act, the proposal is to be introduced by the king (queen). The state-general, the number of members of which shall be doubled for this occasion, will consider and decide upon this proposal of law. If the king (queen) should die without leaving a successor, the state-general is convoked, also in double numbers, in order to nominate a king (queen). Who is the oldest living bishop or the Roman Catholic cnnrrh? S. K. The Most Rev. Francis Mary Redwood, S. M., archbishop of Wellington and Metropolitan of New Zealand. He is 95. He has been 69 year? a priest, 60 years a bishop and 47 years an archbishop. Was ambergris discovered in jrreat quantities on n beach in California? H. W. The reported "ambergris boom' at Bolinas Beach. Cal.. turned 0111 to be nothing more than a hardened chemical that had been used in cleaning San Francisco se"ers. Who carried the dispatch to Philadelphia announcing the fall ol Yorkhnvn ? \V. If. Tench Tilgham. military secretary and aide on General Washington's staff. Lord Bsaverbrook's name is Sir Wiliam Aitken and Lord Rother- mere's name is Harold Sidney subject, three or four may be in- steel. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG BIERMANN FOR UNIVERSAL DRAFT WASHINGTON, March 31.--I thank you for your fair treatment of my letter to your paper. I just want to make one little complaint: At the end of the editorial in which you published my letter (and I regret that I do not have the edi- trial in front of me), you asked "why I did not get behind the universal draft measure." Why, I am as heartily for that "measure as you are, and I do not think that you ought to intimate to your readers that I am against it or that I am hesitating at all in my support of it. Gladstone once said that "not.all measures are for all times," and a single member of congress, particularly a green member, cannot make himself vocal on every bit of legislation that he may have an opinion on. I want you to get it out of your head that I am less desirous of seeing the universal draft measure 1785--The "machine age" began, as Edmund Cart- j j wright. 42. country clergyman with a mechanical ' I bent, invented the power loom. 1818--Capt. Samuel C. Reid. U. S. navy, Con- necticutter, cut seven stripes from the American flag, gave it the present form, after congress empowered him to redesign the national ensign, in an act passed on this date. He retained 13 stripes for the original colonies, added a star for every state or commonwealth. n u t 1891--Edwin Booth, greatest tragedian of his time. made his farewell appearance in Brooklyn, as Hamlet, after 44 years of acting. When he died, two years later, he was 60. He was first American actor to win fame in Europe. » * * 1933--Bad weather and bad judgment caused the IT. S. S. Akron, world's biggest airship, to crash into the sea at 12:30 a. m., off Barnegat, N. J.. carrying to death Rear Admiral W. A. Jloffctt and 71 others. sufficient water for sanitation--because if the water | enacted than you are. ig there but is polluted to a point where it cannot he j With kind regards, I am used, it is useless as a canal. If we do not have that connection, if the connection is not absolutely, provided Sincerely yours. FRED. BIERS1ANX, Scriptural Thought-- A wise man's heart is at his right hand: but a fool's heart at his left.-Ecclesiastes 30:2. work at Union Theological seminary and Mrs. Penningroth taking special work in short story writing at Columbia. Then came years in Minneapolis, where Mr. Penningrotb was pastor of Lowry Hill Congregational church and later of Lake of the Isles church. For the last seven years they have lived on a farm near Tipton and what a fine place to rear the four little Pennys-- Philip, Elizabeth, Peace Blythe, and Nancy. Being a minister's wife, farmer's wife, and mother of four children does not keep Mrs. Penningroth from pursuing her chief hobby-- writing. The lines come to her at unexpected times and places. Sometimes while gardening, or riding horseback or dusting. She likes to stage amateur theatricals and hike with the young Pennys. Many of her poems have been published in the Chicago Drovers Journal, several have appeared in The Farmer's Wife and she writes features for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. A few of her poems have been presented in the Eye Observing space on this page. Mrs. Penningroth is a member of the Iowa Authors club. HOMEKEEPING HEARTS By Ethel Blythe Penningroth. I'm truly thankful for the little things: A vine that grows at my door; my kettle sings; The breathing in the nursery is deep, And .so 1 know the children rest, asleep; You look around your paper, just to say, "Well, mother, did you have a happy day?" Tm glad for the little blessings each day brings. Life is so much composed of little things! Ha.rmsworth. Is there a glossary of aviation I terms? H. K. Cambridge, The national advisory committee for aeronautics has issued a report which is primarily a dictionary o: words peculiar to aeronautics. eluded. Otherwise it is better write separate letters as it causes delay in passing the letter from one department to another. Address your letter to this paper's Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C., including coin or stamp for reply. What is a family coat-of-arms ? B. L. It is a distinguishing insigne which belongs to a given family. Such a device originated about the middle of the twelfth century. In England, the Heralds' college i3 in charge of matters heraldic. List the government debts of Japan and China. W. E. The Japanese bonded debt amounts to about 52,700,000.000. This is the imperial debt and something in the neighborhood of S500,- 000,000 of indebtedness of Tokio, Yokohama and other Japanese jurisdictions should be taken into consideration. All of these issues; have a high standing. The Chinese debt is stated as 51.100.000.000. It is made up of various issues, some secured on the salt taxes, customs taxes or other specific surety. The AUNT HET By Robert Quiilcn "I reckon my party was a success. T. always t.hink .I'vn fpll down on one if it don't put me in bed the next dny.''

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