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MARCH 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE URasmt OUty (Sinbr A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON Cm! GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. . Telephone No.' 3800 'WILL F. MUSE..; .Editor W. EARL HALL Managing-Editor LEE P. LOOMIS ',' Business Manager t MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled'to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or hot otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published^ herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Doily, per year · .57.00 Daily, per week. ......' .:......;.;. .15 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Dally) per year by-carrier.. .-,57.00 Da(ly, per week by carrier. '· . -16 Daily, per year by mail. .;.,.; ..-..v.i.. 4.00 6 months, $2.25; 3'months, 51.25; 1 month.... i.. .5Q Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year.....:.... -. 6.00 6 months $3.25 3 months 1.75 defense, program recommendations was given in a forcible way.,. The second of these was the Davenport council of the Parent-Teachers' association. Davenport has optional training in its public schools. Mothers of boys who benefit from it are so favorable toward it that they would like to see It put on a required basis. It's a notable fact that the persons most rabidly against military training as it is conducted at Iowa and Ames and the high schools of the state are those with the least actual knowledge of what the activity really is. If it stimulated "war mlndedness," who believes that the mothers at Davenport would be in favor of it? ' i OBSERVING WWWWSlW'MlW'SIWWSfSBRffiJflliRWRWraRRili Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa/ as Second ..Class Matter . , Promise Is the most given when the least is said.--GEORGE CHAPMAN ' You can auk our Information bureau any question of fact and ret the answer back in a persona! letter. There t§ no chance except 2 cents In coin or stamps for return po»tage, (let the habit of aaklnir questions. Addrean your letter (o the Globe- Gazette Information Bureau, .Frederic 3, Htukln, Director. Washington, D. C. NOW THAT'S OVER1 P ROBABLY the best thing to be saidiabout the seventy-first congress 'is that it managed to get its business disposed of sufficiently so that an immediate extra session of the seventy-second congress is not required. For ten months the country will have the peace which comes when the political clamor dies out of the capital at Washington, and w'ill have a chance to turn its attention to constructive work and planning-. For ten months, at least, there will be no uncertainties as to where the political Ughtning will strike next. It has been a disappointing congress, full of sound and fury, but not conspicuous for achievement. It began, ran its course and concluded in an atmosphere of politics, its membership having one eye constantly cocked on the election of last fall and the presidential campaign of next year. There was hardly a debate in the whole session which was not. obviously the manufacture of political ammunition. The constructive achievements were few. The tariff bill was anything but perfect, the farm relief program adopted has not achieved a success, the drought emergency was met finally by a measure which leaves everybody dissatisfied, appropriations set a new peace time record which will be reflected in higher taxes. Thru it all there was increasingly manifest the crumbling of party responsibility and a petty particularism, especially in the senate, which largely paralyzed progress. Some of this, of course, was inevitable, The last session of congress sat during a period of world-wide depression. Parties and individuals in c'oth houses immediately set about capitalizing the country's distress ·for political benefit. A host of measures designed to lift sthe country out of the depression by milking: the treasury were introduced. Most, of them luckily, failed to pass. The administration, headed by-a sound .economist/-who knows more about the nation's business *i- In Iowa, may a. 70 year old widow, whoso sole Income Is from the rental of a 50 acre farm, claini tax exemption? If so, to whom should she apply? J. R. B. · A. Your letter does not make clear the amount of income received from the rental of the farm, if less than $500 the widow would be exempt, J, Does Kentucky mean dork and bloody ground? G. Y. T. , A. That is erroneous. The Cherokee word "ken- tucke" means prairie. Q. What Is "long sauce"? F. D. S. A. Long sauce denotes beets, carrots, parsnips, etc., as distinguished from short sauce, the shorter vegetables.. Q. What is dew point in temperature? M. N. K. A. The temperature (varying) at which the air deposits its vapor. Q. ^yhell did Woodrow Wilson write his American History? C. W. A. Prior to 1901 when copyrighted. Q. Was the Golden Gate named before gold was discovered? B. G. A. It was named by Sir Francis Drake in about 1578. '·' Q. How long has Mussolini been premier ol Italy? G. S. A. Since 1922. ' -^ Q. Where is the blind spot in the eye? It. S. H. A. The place of entry of the optic nerve to the retina of .each eye. Q. How many Indians now live in U. S. ? J. B. A. Approximately 345,575. Oklahoma has th» most 121,531. hope, J. B., that -you will come in again. I am still thinking of our discussion ol the power of a newspaper. Quite to my surprise, you expressed a view that a tremendous influence resides in the person who writes the editorials for a dally paper. ,1 didn't; think so and on reflection I'm of the same opinion still. And particularly in a city which relies, for its news on a single newspaper. Where a town is divided into two factions, each with its organ at opinion, I can conceive thai the editorial writer might carry, considerable weight. But .in a town such aa Mason City--let us' say Mason City --I would advise the writer of editorials not to take himself too seri- oasly. -. ·My own observation is that mort folks read the editorials to disagree than for guidance. And still more probably don't read .them at all.: I don't know whether this is pure cussedness on the part of the reading public or whether Iftere Is a basis in logic and justice lor the phenomenon. Whatever the facts may be as to that, I'm pretty well convinced that this is a truthful port of the situation. Some editors, I suppose, labor under the illusion that they're "making the world safe for democracy" or something of the sort. Buf for the most part, editors under stand that they are merely operating a little sideshow, that the giving of truthful, unprejudiced news is the thing that occupies the big tent. DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clendenlng cannot diagncaa or give personal answers to lettera from readers. When questions are of general interest, however, they will be taken up. in'order, In the daily column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan Clendenlng, care of The GloUe-Gazette Write Jegibly and not more than 200 words. BO-BROADWAY By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE the.administration had the best of the jangling. Only in the matter of the veterans' loan bill was it defeated, and then only after obtaining a modification of the bill. The veterans' loans under the measure are not likely to prove too burdensome on the treasury, government financing possibilities being what they are. It can be seen, however, how welcome is the cessation of the hurly-burly of Capitol Hill. The lunatic fringe was beaten back at most points during the session, but it kept the taxpaying portion of the country on pins and needles until the "cease firing" bugle blew- It was a constant threat, acting as a brake on business planning and enterprise. Now it's over, and business has ten months in which to get going. MEW YORK, March 7.--In the process of evolving i* a. new building code for Tammany Town, some strange old statutes are being unearthed. .Back, in January, 1833, the Board of Aldermen passed the following resolution, which several days later was approved by the Mayor: "Resolved, that the Captain of the Sub-watch house at the corner of Delancey and Attorney streets be ordered and directed to have .two more men, and place one of them, in the cunola of the same, every night to ,._, ~ ^ -.-- ... _,,. ^ y ringingthe bell f, with a IsntenOSh e, that- the firemen . which direction the fire is. , · · * · THE BOY'S SMART--Maurice Chevalier, when not 1 engaged on the movie lot, likes to drive Mrs Haurice Chevalier 'round town In the old family liwer. Someone said to him: "A man like you should not be seen in a Ford. What will people say?" Maurice answered: "The public don't .care what I ride in, so long- as I make good in my work that they pay their hard- earned money to witness." · J Mr. Chevalier, it would appear, ia as intelligent as he is charming. "T. A." GLORIFIED FRIENDSHIP rpHE fire demon laid a devastating hand upon Mason ·*· City Friday morning when it claimed the lives of Truman A. Potter and William R. Hayes. Details of the tragic event are too well known for review here. · In this brief article we shall interest ourselves only in .the results. Mr. Hayes for a number of years has been detached from the life of Mason City by reason of his connection with the business management of a circus. But . Mr. Potter's intimate identity with the growth and development of Mason City since the beginning of the present century has been uninterrupted. A group of his friends stood beside his flame-swept home Friday morning and reflected on the tragedy which removes from this community one of its greatest builders and moat universally loved citizens. "It would be my guess," said one, "that Trume Potter knew and was liked by more people in Mason City and Iowa than any other one resident of Mason City today." "Yes," another In the group observed, "but that doesn't tell the whole story of Trume Potter. What is more indicative of his true character is that in his vast acquaintanceship there were as many day laborers as men of wealth and political influence." Such was the size of Mr. Potter's heart. He thrilled as much at the handclasp of the street-sweeper as at the greeting he received from the man in high office. He was the same man to all of them and he refused to admit of a distinction based on what Is normally considered "financial" or "social"' success. Mr. Potter's very life was a glorification of friendship. With him it was an unalterable reality that giving is a thing far superior to getting. Who has not heard it said that "Trume Potter would give the shirt off his back for a friend?" That was his reputation- that was his record; that was his philosophy of life- that waa the thing which set him apart 'as a man among men. Men and women without number today, out of a sense of poignant personal loss of a true friend, wil ' give up a tear as Truman A. Potter is borne to the grave in the family burial plot at Waucoma. · » · THE VIEW OF SOME MOTHERS T WO worthy Iowa organizations made up predomi nantly of wives and mothers have taken action within the past week or two calling for the continua tion of required military training for students. One of these was the Iowa D. A. R. in conference at Dea Molnes. Indorsement of the national society's Copyrighted 1D31 JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. OUESl PARADOX Wealth is the poor man's dream, The rich man's care. To one the dollars seem All beautiful and fair; The other finds them cold, Tho glamorous to see; Things difficult to hold. Save very wise Is he. Envy and' hate and greed Dog at his heels all day; Beset by every need He walks a troubled way. Wise must he be to use Fortune supremely well. Which do and which refuse No sage can truly tell. Wealth is the poor man's hope. Gold offers peace, Light where he now must grope, Freedom, release From all the thongs of care, Struggle and strain. Fortune would make life fair, Soothe every pain. But this the rich man learns: Wise must he be. Folly but sorrow earns. Blunders bring misery. Strange tho the fact may seem, No life is wholly fair-Wealth is the- poor man's dream, Wealth is the rich man's care. Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America THE GUEST IN THE HOUSE (Read Lnke 10:38-42. Text, Luke 10:42). But Mary bath chosen that (food part which shall not be taken away from her. · O UR'sympathy goes out to.Martha, the good housewife and careful hostess. Nevertheless, we do not go to our friends to see how nicely they can serve a dinner, nor merely to eat. We go to see our friend's themselves and to enjoy that highest form of entertainment, good talk. Mary was really more hospitable to their Guest than Martha; she gave Him what He liked best. And think of neglecting the talk of Jesus for the sake of showing off with a good dinner' elegantly served! Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, Who hast spread for us our table; grant unto us grace to choose the good part, that amid the manifold duties of life we neglect not the hunger of our hearts and minds. Amen. Understand, I'm not in favor of dropping' the editorial page. Heavens, no! This department would be out of a job. if this happened! But I just want to go on record with the opinion that with the average' reader the opinion of the next-door neighbor is of far more importance than the opinion of a mere writer of editorials who seldom is called upon to prove.that he believes what he writes, , This is written on the old theory that confession may have some beneficial effects upon the soul. am in receipt of 8 note from a resident of Aredals who refers to two unmistakable signs of an early spring. A week ago he saw a farmer dragging a field-of fall plowing, gardens being prepared for planting, a force of men digging out a church basement and the digging of a tile ditch by the roadside. Other evidences of the approach, if not the advent, of spring were the burning of dry grass by the wayside, bees humming, a slight shower of rain, two Etockingless misses on a village | street, and .roller skates. "Lacking only is the first game of marbles," Mr. . W. iF. B. concludes/.-With re- L £ard'.to'-.thfs latter,'s'bcr ·cause the : marble season is'over by this time. In Mason City the boya were playing in January. --o-get a smile out of the hi- faiutin names adopted by some of the humblest of lunch shanties along the heavily- traveled highways. Out east of Des Moines, for Instance, is one which bears the name "Wonderland" Among- the others were "Bluo Paradise," "Lone Oak Retreat," "Green Place Inn," and so forth. After passing a dozen of tnese twelve-dollar names, it was a relief to find one owner with an eye to the fitness of things. He called his place "Al's Snack Shack." Now, I maintain, there's some logic lo that. --o-learn from a Chicago reader of an enjoyable "states" party recently held there. Under : the rules, it fell lo former lowans to give some information concerning their native state and they were prepared with an "intelligence test" that should prove interesting to readers of this department. When the question was asked: "What is the Iowa motto?" some wisccracker in the crowd chirped up: "California, Here I Come." I mention, that only for purposes of stating that the affront i* resented! Here are the questions. Perhaps by next week I shall have worked out some standard by which readers can be gradeo on their answers: 1. What president of the U. S. was born in Iowa? What was his birthplace ? 2. What is the popular name of the state? Of the people? 3. In what fields of agriculture. does lo.wa lead the nation? 4. What trans-Atlantic flyer came from Iowa? 5. Between what countries did fly? 6. Where is the Little Brown Church in the Wildwood? 7. The first commander of the American Legion came from Iowa What is his name and from what city? 8. What are the four Methodist colleges in Iowa and where are they located? \ ' 9. Where is the largest breakfas food factory in the world and wha la the food manufactured? 10. What Internationally known religious worker, still living, ob tained his college education in Up per Iowa university? 11. What two .great Method!? bishops came from Iowa? 12. Wherp did the tractor Indus i.ry originate? 13. What national woman's sul frage leader was produced bj Iowa ? 14. What is the Iowa state mot to? --o-don't know that after all w are going to arrive at an better basis for judging th intelligence of a person than th gossip which he will believe. Thl past week I came In contact wit a person who had accepted aa tru a story that President Hoover was opposed to an import duty-on petroleum products because he owneil some oil wells abroad. Along the same line, consider those lowans who have been willing to accept aa a crook Iowa's university president on hearsay evidence three or four persons removed. Wouldn't It be a much happier world if all of us made it' a rule to think no ill nl those about us except as we are forced into it. -This is the absolute reverse of a rule on which too of us are operating. --o-think it must have been a Japanese schoolboy who in- dited,this remarkable essay outlining some of the basic differences between a banana and a sausage. All I know for sure is that it was forwarded to this office .by J. D. N,, who ought to know his bananas and other fruit: ^"The-banana are a remarkable fruit. He are constructed in same architectural style as hon. sausage. Difference being, skin o f ' sausage are habitually consumed, while it are not ad vice able... to eat rapping of banana. "Perhaps are also intrissting- the following differences between the two objects: "Banana are held aloft while consuming; pausage usually left ia reclining position. "Banana are first green in culler, then gradual turn yallowish. Sausage start out with Indeffinit culler (resamble terrier cotter) and retain same hue indeffinitely. "Sausage depend on creation, etc., upon human being or stuffing machine, while banana are pristine product of hon. mother nature. "Both article resamble the olher in that neither have pit or colonel of any kind. "In case of sausage, both conclusions are attached to other sau- WARNS AGAINST RESTRICTED DIET ·"THERE always is an element of danger in following 1 out a vigirous line of treatment which interferes with the proper administration of one of the essentials of life. This is moat true of diets and dieting. Unwise dieting, I mean. Dieting which .reduces the proper amount of nutrition without good and sufficient objects to gain. Women who are already within proper weight limits and who continue dieting to get wrskth-Hke figures at the expense of their strength and temper. Diabetics must, of course, watch their food religiously, but now with the use of insulin even they can get enough to eat to keep them comfortable. Since I have been writing this week about those peculiar people who restrict their diets in order to avoid the symptoms of asthma and chronic nasal disease and recurrenl skin rashes which such food sensi- Dr. Clendening sages; hon. banana, on opposite hand, are joined on one end to s turn; other termination are in- tlrely loose. "And finally, banana are strictly member of vagltable kingdom, while affiliation of sausage often are undecided." --o-have a note from Mrs. Willis M. Bemiss expressing regret that an officer seeking 'to capture an unlicensed stray .dog at Harding school recently shot at it in view of the children, "at or near the windows." I would wish to reserve criticism of this until I knew all the facts and condition. If, for instance, there was a suspicion that the dog- had.rabies, I would say tha.1 IB officer was not only within hi-i Ights but to be commended--pro ·Iding he \yas a good marksman. · .'-· --°-- ' i' hope that readers are giving study to the "safety first" suggestions presented i n his department in the last issue or wo. -This is the third release from he state headquarters of Lions lubs. TJiis organization is now bent m reducing- accidents in Iowa. Tho lounsel here is: "IN CROSSING A STREET, DON'T RUN--WALK!" tiveness may cause, I feel that I should add a note of warning to my advice. First, it is always dangerous to restrict diet very much;. Especially is it dangerous to keep on withdrawing one food after another from the dietary on the grounds that "it does not agree with me." But especially is it dangerous to restrict articles of food if there is no gain from it. So my warning is that if you do not get immediate results from withholding definite articles of food-results consisting in complete relief from your asthma or eczema or whatever you have--stop it at once. Go back to a full diet. You will need all your strength to combat your disease. People are so eager to get rid of such a pest as asthma or eczema that they are literally willing to un dergo any hardship. And they hear the sometimes too sanguine promises of the new developments in thi field of medical science--allergy--and take them verj seriously. It must be remembered that in the earl; development of any field in medical science enthus iasm is apt to run high and often harm is done by a too-faithful adherence to drastic treatment. It take about 25 years for a specialty in medicine to sow it wild oats and begin to weed out the valuable from th false parts of the doctrine.' Medical science doesn't know all about these hy persensitive people yet by any means. A recent repor tells of a girl who had asthma and was found to b sensitive to white bread, oatmeal and barley. Bu even when she did not eat these foods she was no cured of her asthma until the pet cat was remove from the house. She could eat bread and oatmeal with out having any asthma after the cat had gone. Whenever a very long list of foods is-Remove from the diet trouble is likely to follow. A BIT OF RELIGION lly THOMAS ANDERSON Cunfiregatlunal Church, Charles City. · JDWARD EVERETT HALE, in his brisk, pithy way -» of putting things, entreats us "Never to bear more than one kind of trouble at once. Some people ear three kinds,--all they have had, all they have ow, and all they expect to have." It Is a pitiful abit to fall into, and all the more so. that nine-tenths f the troubles with which we afflict ourselves never nppen at all; they are mere phantoms of a waking ightmare, 1 lately read of one who wrote down a list of the vents she was looking forward to with great trepi- * ation, but the while it was found and lo! not a single vent in the dreaded catalog had really come to pass, t-would be a profitable thing for many of us to try his as an experiment. I remember some lines that we ised to repeat when I was a boy. They have stuck o me thru the years and while the philosophy may be ubject to criticism the thot in them is a help to me. 'Never trouble trouble, until trouble troubles you." Sometimes we remove the joys that we could know and shut out the sun from us by hanging our skies "nil of dark clouds of anticipated trouble. There ia much truth in the words of Jesus: "Take no thol; of tomorrow, sufficient to the day is the evil thereof." One has learned one of the greatest secrets of His philosophy of life when they have learned to ive "day by day." I once heard Sherwood Eddy lec- ;ure. He said, "when I learned to tackle one problem at a time, atjd to carry one burden at a time, the stoop "eft the shoulders of my spirit and solutions of problems which I confronted were found with much greater ease." To concern one's self about the duties of the day and the things that arise to cause difficulty is right. To worry one's self until one becomes overwrought is, it seems to me, a sin. Have you ever heard about the worry cow? It Is said that "She was afraid that her hay wouldn't last all day, so she worried herself to death right away." 1 * The worst that possibly can befall us has been met by valorous hearts time and time again, and can be met by us and endured or overcome. "It is an everlasting duty, the duty to be brave." The following lines are filled with values: "Build a little fence of trust Around today; Fill tHe space with loving work And therein stay. Look not thru its sheltering Bars upon tomorrow; God will help thee bear what Comes of joy or sorrow!" Remember that God Is, that Christ did come, and recall often His words, "Let not yo.ur heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." ONE MINUTE PULPIT--My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.--Proverbs, vi, 20, 21. WITH NORTH IOWA EDITORS That is the ultimatum, authorities say no girl t follows: "A car going at the rate of 30 miles an hour travels about 45 fee;, very second. "We have grown so accustomed o speed that we think nothing of t, but to travel 45 feet in a secomi s really speed. "The driver, to avoid accident, must not only gauge the speed of his car,'but also the speed of the pproaching car or pedestrian. "If all parties maintain a certain peed, the human eye is fast enough o safely govern passings. It is only when the speed of the person you re about to pass changes rapidly to ilther a faster or slower pace, that he calculation of the driver is up- iet, and an accident happens. "When crossing the street walk at the ordinary gait--do not run- do not stop if it is not necessary. ;f it is necessary to stop, owing to approaching traffic, return to lh: curb until the car has passed. Do not stand in the street." --o-have read from the works of ^writers who delighted me *^ with their description of certain experiences which in real ife would be anything but delightful. There are writers who can sm- round with a halo such activities as pitching new-mown hay or milking cows. I question whether anybody ever got as much fun out of either of thes'e activities. I've read stories which made me envious of person? who could loll under the shade of an apple tree in the old orchard when as a matter of fact and in real life there would be flies or mosquitoes to wreck the comfort of the persons doing the lolling. It's common to say that "we live thru the experiences" of these capable writers. The fact is, however, that wo merely enjoy the literary style. It'a the reading rather than the experiencing that's fun. --o-have It on the authority oi Dr. Peter Malcolm of the state department of agriculture that the so-called "dog days" In July and August are no worse for rabid dogs than other months o£ the year. Dr. Malcolm has conducted a survey in Iowa which covers four years and his finding Is definitely that the quarterly period including January, February and March has better claim to the distinction "dog days" than the summer period. In these four years there were 314 recorded rabies cases. Of these 130 occurred in the first quarter of the year; 60 came in April, May and June, 50 in July, August and September and 74 in October, November and-December Thus, it would appear, cold weather rather than hot weather is tho prime stimulus to rabies. Who would have .guessed it? AMES CO-EDS DON'T SMOKE Britt News-Tribune: Iowa State college officials have passed a new and efficient ruling, in which they should receive the support of the atate. If you want to graduate"from Ames and want a job afterward as a result of the degree you receive there, don't smoke cigarets, you co-eds! College . . should smoke who teaches. Perfectly right. Furthermore, no man should drink. Again perfectly right. More power to the Iowa State college authorities. WHY RAISE ITT Rlngsted Dispatch: As long as good men are willing to accept the office (in Iowa's legislature) for $1,000 a term, why burden the tax- papers with an additional $80,000 expense. The same holds true of official publications in newspapers. As long as newspapers are willing to run county board proceedings and other legal matter for less than cost of setting the type for same, then why raise the price for such publications. PROGRAM FOR FARM BOARD Alta Advertiser: There are three ways the federal farm board could improve its worth to humanity(1) Give its wheat to starving folks in the drought areas; (2) get out of the market and stay out, and (3) let each member follow Chairman Legge in his move to resign. The board could just about get this much accomplished by June 1 if it should start now. SPEED LIMITS FUTILE Eagle Grove Eagle: Nothing could be more issueless than the re-enacting of a law prescribing the maximum speed of automobiles upon the public highways. No attention was paid to the 35-mile an hour limit, and no attention would be paid to a 40-mile an hour limit. Drivers run their cars according to their capacity and the condition of the roads. LEGGE QUITS THE FIGHT Clear Lake Reporter: Thru it all Legge has remained calm and tried to do the country some real good. Now he is thru. He is tired of being abused because he cannot solve a problem that has baffled the nation for years. He sees the futility of the present course and like a wise general, refuses to push the fight further. THE .QUESTION NOW Iowa Recorder (Greene): .Now everyone is asking: What are we to do to regulate and handle the armies of giant buses, trucks and commercial carriers which seem to have flocked into the state almost overnight--making free use of the roads which we have built at such expense ? MUST PAY THEIR WAY WW.ltemore Champion: The commercial truck and bus interests must be placed more nearly on a par with the railroads. They should pay for the use of our highways, and they should pay their fair share of taxes like any other commercial carrier in the state. LIKE CLARK DECISION Boono News-Republican: Somehow that suit against the governor to stop road bond voting reminds us of the decision of Judge Clark, stopping the operations of the prohibition law. GENERAL EXODUS SEEN Eldora Herald: If the Iowa legislature passes the income tax bill with this corporation tax attached, this state will see dozens of corporations move out o fthe state, and it and ti will see other corporations now plan- him. rung to enter business in Iowa decide to nrnka their investments in other states ^hich have not so struck at business. BASIS OF PROSPERITY Rolfe Arrow: When a few hundred go to work In the factories, or stocks gum a billion or so in a day, it is' hailed in some quarters as a sign of returning- prosperity. Real prosperity will not return until the buying power of the agricultural regions ia restored. PURELY PERSONAL Murshalltown Times-Republican: Somebody should tell Dewel of the Algona Advance that some of us are disappointed by his custom of dropping his editorial page whenever the idea occurs to him. This turning to a page and finding It not might make some of us sore sometime. THE WARY ONES Mitchell County Press: It isn't much to laugh about, but we do enjoy a smile whenever we think of those friends of ours who wanted to'vote for Al Smith but were afraid that a democratic administration might bring hard times. A DEMOCRATIC VIEWPOINT Dccorali Journal: The administration can be changed in 1931 if the voters will take sufficient interest in public affairs to consider the nation's ills and to hold the party responsible for them to "strict accountability." i THE COMPLAINANTS Hampton Chronicle: Have you noticed that the plumbers and the contractors who did not land the building jobs at the state university are the only witnesses who have been able to see any big errors in the contracts? NO* LIBEL Ifunlin County Citi/.en: The Daily lowan made quite a splash, hut it looks like much ado about nothing. The lowan article does not look very libelous to us. It is certainly within the rights of criticism. HE SERVED WELL New Hampton Tribime-Gazctle: This section of the state keenly regrets the fact that Clifford Nilcs MILES' SELECTION PRAISED Emmotsburg Democrat: Mr. Miles will prove an honor to his hosts of warm friends thruout the state. We offer hearty congratulations to him and to our executive who has named has not been reappointed to the state highway commission. He has served Iowa well. NO DELAY POSSIBLE St. Ansgar Enterprise: When two people have decided to get married at a certain time they will do so in spite of what the state solons may think; it has ever been so and ever will he so. TURNER STILL ON TOP Lake Mills Graphic: Governor Turner continues to keep the respect and admiration of his constituents. His urgeijt appeal for economy hits home with the common people. IS END IN SIGHT? Swca City Herald: Is the federal farm board being cased from the public view gradually? Chairman Leprge has quit and it is said Mc?srs. McKelvie and Teague will follow him. PRESENT PLAN WRONG Kossuth County Advance: Every authority on taxation agrees that._ the present system is indefensible and that the only remedy is'a county assessing system under state-supervision. JUST A THEORY Manly Signal: A Texas cow, missed for three days, was found calmly chewing her cud in the top of a tree. Maybe she was trying to produce a higher quality of milk. LOOKING AHEAD Allison Tribune: It looks like It would be wise" to save up a little- money to buy a bullet-proof vest if you mean to attend that World's Fair in Chicago in 1933. ARTHUR BRISBANE Charles City Press: Arthur Brisbane, the popular writer, is not always dependable in his conclusions, and we are not always so sure that he does not know better. CONGRATULATIONS Est)iorvHle News: Editor Jarnigan and his very capable staff are to be congratulated for the splendid 56 page historical edition of the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune. i WHY GET EXCITED i Thornton Enterprise: Within 40 years the name and work of most of us will mean nothing, so why should we bo wrought up about them now? LESSER OF TWO EVILS Rockford Register: While self-respecting Chicago people might prefer Judge Lyle to Cermak, the latter is infinitely preferable to Thompson. FOR CAREFUL SPENDING Wesley News-World: Carleas spending of public funds, thus increasing the tax burden, is a sure way to hinder the return of prosperity. TURNER'S EFFORTS Spencer Reporter: Governor Turner is doing all that he can to drlva home to all taxing bo'dlea of tha state the necessity for tax reduction. LOOKS LIKE A JOKE Upper DCS Muincs Republican: That investigation of the state university begins to look like a joke. Too much of the testimony is hearsay. # MUSCLE SHOALS Sioux City Journal: In other words the Muscle Shoals bill couldn't get past the shoals between the capitol and the white house coming back. LYLE'S TRANSFER Estlierville News: Judge Lylo hasn't enough mercy on the poor, persecuted hoodlums. Judge ny-a will therefore try civil actions.. HOWS THE BUMPER? Wright County Reporter: If you are going to drive your car at a moderate and safe speed be sure you have a strong rear bumper. THE QUALITY OF REVENGE aicnvllle Progress: Revenge is always the pleasure of a little, weal*, and narrow mind.

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