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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 25 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LBK NEWSPAPER Issued Every week Day by the MASON CITY GIX)BE-GA2ETTE COMPANY 521-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3800 MEMBER, ASSOCIATED JPRKSS which 18 exclusively entitled to the use lor publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited to this paper, aud all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAU.X PKESS ASSOCIATION, with Del Noincs news and business olticea at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason Cil.v and Clear Uikc, Kason city and Clear Laic, by the year $7.00 by the week I 15 OUTSIDE MASON CITY ANU CLEAB IJVKJS Pec year by cavricr $7.00 By mall 6 months S2.23 Per week by carrier S .15 By mail 3 months . . . . . . $125 Per year oy mall $1.00 By mall 1 month I .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year S5.00 Six months $3.25 Three months...51.75 A WHY NOT BE FRANK? NORTH IOWA woman went to the editors of the oae Iowa newspaper which uses the feature, "We the People," with this forthright question: "Is it true that Jay Franklin is a paid propagandist?" The answer she received, however, was anything but forthright. It obviously wasn't intended to shed light on the question asked. It concealed far- more than it revealed and it was so designed. We quote: "Jay Franklin is a writer of reputation who leans strongly to the new deal. His articles are printed because the new deal side is entitled, under our system and theory of government, to presentation to newspaper readers, just as the opposition to the new deal is entitled' to presentation. Readers, who are free citizens of a free country, are entitled in every case to agree or disagree, be it Jay Franklin, whom they are reading or, for instance, Frank Kent. Jay Franklin may have a dozen sources.of revenue, just as any other writer may. He is paid for his newspaper articles by the newspapers which use them, just as is Mr. Kent, just as Mr. Sullivan, just as is Mr. Lippmann. Taxpayers do not pay for them." Why wasn't it explained that "Jay Franklin" is an alias, the real name being John Franklin Carter? Why was there no mention of the fact that as "John Carter" this "writer of reputation" is on the payroll of the department of agriculture as some sort of assistant to Rexford Guy Tugwell, with a salary of $100 a week? Why the effort to place in the same category the "dozen sources of revenue" enjoyed by Kent, Sullivan and Lippmann? A straightforward setting forth of the facts would have been ever so much more satisfactory from the reader's standpoint than the editor's unsupported denial that the taxpayers are paying for this particular item of propaganda. If the course pursued in this doesn't constitute a complete example of "weasel words," we confess we've never sensed the true meaning of the expression. A CHALLENGING PROGRAM "/-CHALLENGE," the watchword chosen by the Na^ tional Federation of Business and Professional Women's clubs as the theme of its ninth annual observance of national business women's week, just concluded, was a wise choice in a year like this and is typical of tie alertness which characterizes the organization. '-'Women, Unite for Effective Democracy" is the slogan of the federation for 1936 and its program has been built around that theme which has its basis in the 10 year objective adopted by the federation in 1931. The. objective provides that, "During the next decade the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., should fit itself to assume real leadership in thinking on economic problems and their social implications, with a view toward helping in the establishment, through scientific methods, of conditions which assure to women, and to men as well, the fullest possible opportunity, and reward, for the development of whatever capacities they may possess." In a world where democratic ideals are threatened, the Business and Professional Women's club can be and, is a valuable factor in maintaining those ideals. Mason City's club members are typical of the 60,000 women enrolled in this organization, "united for effective democracy" and, in this election year, ready for the challenge. NEVER TOO POOR /"\NE hears frequently the statements that no Euro^ pean war is possible because all of the nations that might be involved are so deeply in debt. There is no doubt that this is true, even if their war debts to the United States be left out of the picture. But it does not follow that a nation in debt cannot find means to fight. The notion that modern war is too costly to be borne was advanced before the World war by Norman Angell, in a sensational book that seemed to prove his thesis completely. Yet before the ink was dry on its last edition four years at a cost beyond all Mr. Angell's Europe was in war--and it lasted more than computations. A nation in war can continue to fight indefinitely, not without cost, but not at the risk of bankruptcy, either. National bankruptcy, after all, consists simply of inflation of the currency, whereby values are" destroyed. A battling nation simply starts the printing presses to running, and pays its citizens and troops by forcing that paper currency upon them as legal tender. Cost does not stop wars. It ruins nations after the war is over, but it never prevents a nation from going to war. LOOK OUT yBELOW * It's significant of something or other that a proposal to spend a billion causes scarcely a ripple in congress while a proposal to raise half that amount by taxation produces a veritable typhoon. Power rates for users will be cheap in the Tennessee Valley--because all of us will help pay for the service. Interestingly enough the socialistic government of Milwaukee has been almost entirely free of socialism. Those museums containing wax figures of notorious criminals could well be called halls of ill fame. Much of the pedestrian's wisdom in crossing highways seems to have been borrowed from the hen. Best way to avoid disappointment as to March weather is to look at its past record. A mail censorship would seem to be the next logical step for the Black committee. Simile: Hopeless as a consumer's chances of escaping a new tax The PROS and CONS THE REGISTER'S NEW WRITER, · MR. "JAY FRANKLIN" W. C. Dewel in Kossouth County Advance: The Des Moines Register lately Introduced a new syndicate editorial writer, said to be one "Jay Franklin." Under a double-column boxed heading, "We the People," the so-called Mr. Franklin's comment has neighbored Mark Sullivan's, Walter Lippmann's, and Frank R. Kent's on the Register's editorial page. Register readers were expressly given to understand that Mr. Franklin's writings would be, not precisely new dealish, but, say. "liberal" in tone. He would be a sort of antidote to Kent, it was intimateo. New deal enthusiasts were mightily pleased. They have been showering the Register with compliments ever since. Of course everybody, new dealers and antis alike, took it for granted that "Jay Franklin" was the real name of a real person. It was known that Sullivan, Lippmann, Kent, and Mclntyre write under their real names, and the Register said nothing to indicate that "Jay Franklin" was a nom de plume. It was known also, or at least believed, that Sullivan, Lippmann, and Kent had no strings tied to them. None of them has a job or a boss in the background to color his views. They have many and hot critics, but no one suspects hidden influences. The Register has never advised readers that "Jay Franklin" might be as disinterested as his fellow syndicate writers. But now comes the Mason City Globe-Gazette with the somewhat surprising information that "Jay Franklin" is only a pen name. The right name, it is asserted, is John Franklin Carter. Though there is nothing necessarily wrong in the use of a pen name, it is, in this instance, a. sort of letdown. The Register had, in a way, taught us to expect real names over syndicated stuff. To be taken In by a pen name suggests a hick from Hickvillc. There is an uncomfortable feeling that one has been tricked. Nor is that all. "The worst is yet to come." This "Jay Franklin," it appears, not only deceives readers with an alias, but (on the authority of the Globe-Gazette) he is, as plain John Carter, a government em- ploye drawing a handsome stipend of $100 a week; and to cap the climax he is a special assistant to that eminent new dealer, Dr. Rexford Guy Tugwell! Well, for one reader at least, that disposes of "Jay Franklin" as an offset to Frank Kent. Mr. Kent may not-have the judicial poise of Sullivan and Lippmaun, he''may be far too prejudiced and denunciatory, he may hurt his "cause more than help, but at least he writes under his own name, there are no secret strings tied to him, and one may be sure that what he says he thinks. ^ THE GUY WHO'LL PAY FOR THE INSURANCE Bancroft Register: Trustful citizens in this section who take it for granted that the federal unemployment insurance act must be a great boon because it is a rabbit out of the presidential hat may be due sometime for an awakening. To begin with, it doesn't apply,to business establishments employing fewer than eight people. How many Kossuth establishments are there which employ that many? Think hard. Maybe you can think o£ a couple. The establishments which will pay, and the beneficiaries too, are not here. Farm hands are not included. All that we folks in the sticks will have to do is to pay the increased prices for goods manufactured elsewhere which the act will force manufacturers to charge in order to pay their workmen--not ours. TUT! TUT! CARRIE Davenport Democrat: Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, for 50 years a leader of the movement for emancipation of women, charges that "women who waste their time playing bridge" are guilty .of a crime against society. Carrie must surely be growing old and selfish to say such unkind things about her sisters. J» flBII AGAINST EASTERN TIME Wisconsin State Journal: Present indications are that the citizens of Chicago generally are just as much opposed to the adoption of eastern time as are the people of Wisconsin. IS HE LESS ROMANTIC FOR THIS ? Clinton Herald: Clark Gable, the "great lover," has a grandchild. GOVERNMENTAL SENSE TjvOR GETTING down to the fundamentals of gov- ·*· eminent finance, the author of the following utterance will have to be given high ranking by anybody who wishes to be fair about the matter: "Muddled government finance creates a general uncertainty concerning the value of national currencies. We all know that our own family credit depends in large part on the stability of the credit of the United States. And here at least is one field in which all business--big business and little business and family business and the individual's business--is at the mercy of our big government in Washington. Now, the credit of the iamily depends chiefly on whether that family is living within its income. And this is so of the nation. If the nation is living within its income, its credit is good. If in some crisis it lives beyond its income for a year or two, it can usually borrow temporarily on reasonable terms. But if, like a spendthrift, it throws discretion to the winds, is willing to make no sacrifice at all in spending, extends its taxing to the limit of the people's power to pay, and continues to pile up deficits, it is on the road to bankruptcy." The author was Franklin D. Roosevelt and the quoted matter is from an address made by him as a nominee for president back in 1932, when President Hoover and a democratic congress were in charge of things. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG ON SPENDING WAY TO PROSPERITY Who RVPF heard of sound prosperity Promoted merely by creating debt? \VI11 not such actn cause more adversity To follow with the most profound regret? What sort of dupes are people who believe The road to mecta is throucli bonfls and tax. How Ions \viH individuals deceive By Icnorulnlously distorting facts? What hind of business ever can succeed By spending more each year than it can mate? The wealth must be produced to furnish feed: To live on credit is to eat the cake. A srowinjr debt makes burdens worse to brar. It's weight becomes more burdensome each day, But how much do the office-seekers care As long as they can all secure their pay? A lot of people tt»n liavr worked and earned An; dniwinc '?" *nrir last resources now. The pay-roll must be sliced, the tide be turned. To reason and discretion we must bow. U'hpn politics nmst palnl si brighter view Than any seckrrs of the truth can set. How can our Ship of SMe keep sfllllnp throiiffh And not get wrecked somewhere upon the sea? Where arr the inon«y-chansi?rs? Aren't they home And stealthily performing at their trade Rlcht at Hit; Capitol, heneutli the dome Where many people's trust ttiey have betrayed? Is mono" al^bi'ized? Now who can tell It's vttlue from one day until the next? How can you know If you should buy or sell? 'Most everyone Is thoroughly perplexed. We're in a tryinc economic ace. Unprecedented arc conditions here. Cnlted in our effort wo must wac» A campaign of endeavor most sincere. The plea for jitstica we most riRhtly heed. There are enough resources here for all. Applied Intelllctncc can Rrant our need And save us from n most disastrous fall. Without s ieal for good there f« no bopp, The monster, selfish creed, must be controlled. Willi these conditions let «g firmly cope Before nur rate Is cast beyond our bold. Y*nirs Sincerely. ARTHUR HOLROXD. Plymonth. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . by Scott JOrtM . ACTUALLY HAP SEEM AND LAMB - HE CLAIMED r PLANT PRODUCED LAMBS WH1C« BENT OVER HE. BRAKCHES AHP TrtE. qRASS NEARBY -HIS REFERENCE. WAS "to ORDlMARY COtToN PLAH'TS-r BUT" A-5 S-TIRA.V; - SHIELDS AND SPEARS )H SIDE "PANELS WrlEREVER MAHKINP oN rlE EAWH Mos-f POPULAR DRINK F Sou-lit SEA ISLANDERS ' MA1PENS CHEW -fttE ROOTS oFA VARIETY OF PLAM-PS MIX «E JUICES WITH COCONUT MILK 3-25 COP-.RIGHT. 1936. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLEUDENING, M. I. IS TEA AND COFFEE HABIT BAD? H ABITS ARE seldom rational. You would think that when a person had lived to be 50 years old and had acquired what is known as an "ingrained habit," it would be based upon some inner necessity which had a sensible relation to the rest of his life. I know a nian who boasted of the complete realism of his life, whose friends conspired to play a joke on him. They had his tailor put the buttons on the left flap of his- vest and the buttonholes on the right. The consequence was that his life was nearly ruined because he had instinctively habituated himself to button his vest in the other direction. Most of us put on one shoe first' and .follow a definite routine in the little acts of our lives, These do not make very much difference, but other habits Oo. Whether the use of tea and coffee is rational or not is a matter of Or. Clendening opinion. When man began to look around this beautiful world in which he found himself, he discovered a number of substances, such as coffee, tea, tobacco, rum and aspirin, which he could take into his body with impunity and which produced certain physiological changes. If you ask any large number of people about tea and coffee you will find that some of them regard the changes which are induced as pleasant; others as unpleasant. Some of them regard them as dangerous; others as harmless. Some think they are unhealthful; some think they are without any harm. Some don't give a darn whether they are harmful or not. Some people regard them as sinful. Some people regard them as positively moral because they help them to get along with their families and friends without actually shedding blood. So there we are. It just shows how difficult things are to decide, and how silly it is to try to be a rational animal when you were never really cut out for the role. A colleague showed me a patient the other day who might, without unreasonable exaggeration, be said to have the coffee habit. Also he was sick. He was 43 years of age, and he had a cataract completely occulting the vision of one eye. His blood pressure was very high. The doctor, in questioning him about his habits, found that he was in the restaurant business and that he drank from 20 to 30 cups of coffee a day. He was questioned over and over about this story, but he stuck to it. Thirty cups of coffee is about a pound of coffee a day.. But, were his diseases caused by the coffee ? There are plenty of people who have cataracts who have never touched coffee. As for blood pressure, Bastedo, an authority on the action Of drugs, says that dilation rather than contraction of blood vessels occurs under its use, and blood pressure is little affected. We have to conclude, therefore, that the coffee was not responsible. There is no question but that when you come home tired and nerve racked, a nice cup of coffee, freshly made and saturating the air with its lovely aroma, is very nice. TOMORROW MARCH 26 v By CLAKK KINNAIBD Notable Births--Ahmed Fuad Pasha, b. 186S, king of Egypt as Fuad I James E. Conant, b. 1893, president of Harvard university Robert Frost, b. 1875, California native famed for poetry with New England themes Conde Nast, b. 1874, publisher Paul H. Douglas, b. 1892, economist Sir Gerald DuMaurier,' b. 1S73, English actor-manager Nathaniel Bowditch, b. 1773 in Salem, Mass. He left school at 10, and while working for a living, taught himself Latin, Spanish, Italian and German and compiled monumental American Practical Navigator, before he was 30, with the result he was offered professorships in three universities. a · · March 26, 1812--The severest earthquake recorded in American history struck the country without affecting the Pacific coast. Epicenter was near New Madrid, Mo. For 300 miles around the earth undulated. Old lakes were drained, new ones formed. Islands in the Mississippi river sank, and water was thrown high in the air like eruptions from a volcano. Loud explosions accompanied the opening of great fissures a mile or more in length. But because the country was sparsely settled, loss of life was small. Simultaneously it or another earthquake destroyed Caracas, Venezuela, killing thousands. March 26, 1859--Alfred Edward Housman was born in England, destined to become a Latin professor and the author of the classic A Shropshire Lad. When the book was published he refused to accept royalties, and when American magazine publishers reprinted his poems and rent him checks, he returned them! EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-Hugh Scammon visited yesterday at his home in Northwood. Charles Smith is in Rockwell on a business trip today. Miss Cecil Mulligan returned last night from a brief trip to Minneapolis. Mrs. A. W. Knesel is home from a short visit with friends at Dougherty. Mrs. J. H. Van Wie returned today from an extended trip to California. Mrs. W. A. Burnap arrived yesterday from Pelican Rapids, Minn., where she visited her son. C. A. Moody, president of one of the banking institutions in Nora Springs, was in the city yesterday on business. Twenty Years Ago--, . George Keys, burner at tie American Brick and Tile company, was electrocuted last night while working around some high tension wires in the plant. Mr. and Mrs. Mont McWilliams returned yesterday to their home in Lisbon, N. Dak., after a two weeks' visit with relatives in the city. Miss Irene Taake left yesterday for a visit at her home in Des Moines. NEW YORK--Before a crowd of 13,000 fans, Champion Jess Willard battered Frank Moran for 10 rounds to successfully defend his world's heavyweight championship. The battle was witnessed by three Cormer heavyweight rulers, John L. Sullivan, James J. Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons. Ten Years Ago-Several hundred additional cement plant laborers went to work yesterday with the opening of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company plant. W. E. Gildner and H. L. Campbell are in Chicago, this week on business. Jack Dunn has returned from a trip to Prairie du Chien, Wis. OTTUMWA--Newton won the state high school basketball championship last night by winning all of its three starts in the round robin play. The champions defeated Boone 23 to 21 to clinch the title and Webster City won over Washington of Cedar Rapida 18 to 15 in the other game of the final session. Irwin won the Class B championship which was played off at Ames by going through the round robin play undefeated. A movement is on foot to raise a reward for the man who apprehends or brings about the conviction of the persons who murdered Morris Van Note, Lime creek school director. Dr. C. J. Gaddis, secretary-treasurer of the national osteopathic association, spoke before an audience at the high school auditorium last night. POETS EVERYWHERE Dedicated to the cause of Bringing the Joy and Inspiration ol Good Verse Into the Lives of Rank and File loTfanB. By LOU MALLOBY. LUKE, Hampton B ENJAMIN MTJSSER was born during the "Mauve Decade." He is a free lance writer (and dabbles in paint and ink, lecture platform and "thinks he can sing.") He has "never crossed the ocean," but has pretty well seen the U. S. of A. His favorite poets are Amy Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Joseph Auslander, and Lenora Speyer. Musser is a member of the Atlantic Book club, Poetry Society of England and the Poetry Society of America. He says that he has no politics and is opposed to civilization. His recreations: House planning, satire, opera and theater, and studies of the Orient. He lives at Margate, Atlantic City, N. J. LITTLE SHIPS Sickabed, all day I lie And watch the little ships go by Beneath my windows. Each to me Look? but a, mite upon the sea, Lost in unrimmed immensity. Sickabed, I watch the night Deepen, then melt in dripping light Over the sea. And each frail thought In awful night appears as nought But seaweed in a maelstrom caught. But through the night those ships that seem So futile, with intent supreme Cross the sea tracks. And through the day My weary night thoughts find a way To weave ideals, come what may. Reprint from Riding at Anchor. ONE MINUTE PULPIT: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil; for of the atundance of the heart his mouth spcakcth.--St. Luke fi:45. OBSERVING PICKFOKD'S RULES FOB CORN IN NORTH IOWA. was specially interested in Arthur Pickford's conclusions as to corn-growing in this region based on an intimate contact for some ten years with the Cerro Gordo county contest originated in 1923 by the late Burr Keeler of the Mason City Brick and Tile company. Here they are, as the Globe-Gazette's farm editor set them out on his page last week: 1. Plant corn that will grow strong (Testing is the way to make sure of this. 1 ) 2. Plant enough kernels in the hill so that all the area in the field is utilized. 3. Select a variety of corn that will mature in the limited North Iowa growing season. It must be recognized that north Iowa is not in the heart of what is known as the Iowa corn belt. Corn can be grown successfully in this region but the operation isn't as foolproof as it is in the counties to the south. Mr. Pickford's rules impress me as having a lot of soundness in them. --o-AFTER YOU'VE SMILED, CONSIDER THE FACTS MMk know this little item about ySpti a Nebraska woman who ^®*^ for 16 years has been making a 150 mile trip annually to Manhattan, Kans., to pay her insurance premium at the home office will cause a smile. Only this year did she learn that it would be entirely proper to mail a check. The woman, on being enlightened, smiled wistfully and explained that the policy read, "Payable at the home office," so she had been complying with the letter of the law. To many this may seem a humorous item and nothing more. To some it may have seemed that the woman was distressingly disingenuous. Really, though, it goes much deeper. Persons such as this woman make up a large and substantial cross-section of America's citizenry. They are probably the best citizens this country has. It may seem incredible to many that there are" thousands of persons in America who are completely genuine and thoroughly credulous, just as this woman was. They are simple and honest folk. They do not know what subtlety or sophistication is. When they say, "I'm glad to see you," they are not merely being polite. They really mean it. They are the same persons whose names are never seen in divorce columns. For w ; hen they say, "until death us do part," those words become a part of their whole soul and fabric. America is blessed in having such a goodly portion- of just this, type of" persons. Their candor, is refreshing, their word., is dependable, their conduct and their family life are real designs for living. BUT THIS MODEL GOES ON FOBEVEB- am indebted to "The Old fiffisS Philosopher" of a California ^%y" daily newspaper (and to Frank Foster for his relay service) for the following ode to "The -Ancient Model T," after the manner of Alfred Lord Tennyson: I com* from hauntn where poor men dwell, I slither from un ulley; O'er hill mid vule, by glade and dell, I hurry through the valley. But twenty huckff they paid for me, ' When last I changed m owner; The mistrri)!! Hald when I arrived: "Joe, Joe, you pulled a boner." I rilttll 1 . ruttlf us I SO-To KCt there, fnlllnf; nevrr: All other nrachlnen come and jo, But I KO on forever. And once UKaln I come and no. Pant herds of grazing critters: Tht* back-sent driver says: "Oh, Joe, This rig gives me the jitters!" The cut upon my scui each night Slct'ns on some cast-off clothing: But when at morn her bones all ache, She looks at me with loathlne. And here and there 1 hear some worda Against (he Great Creator, U'hen on ti. morning clear and cold 1 flood toy carburetor. And still I nlllo. rattle on. To set there, falling never: Though autos come and autos go--· Vet I to on forever. ATTEMPT ONCE MADE TO TUNNEL ENGLISH CHANNEL fgfft. never knew until recently of 5aS4ji an attempt being made to *^^ construct a tunnel between England and France. The project was first publicly proposed in 1802. The route was to be between Dover and Calais. In 1875 a convention in its favor was signed for France and boring was begun at Sangatte, near Calais, 200 feet below the ground in February, 1876. In 1881 experimental boring was still going on. The advent of the World war again revived the project but no steps were taken. SOMETHING THEY CAN'T BUILD IN AUTOMOBILES jjgM^am asked Dy a Garner 'wp§£ reader to pass along this ^·^ interesting safety comment clipped from a church publication of recent issue: "Ninety-nine thousand Americans died in accidents last year and 365.000 were permanently injured. These figures were reported last week by the National Safety council. Motor vehicle crashes brought death to 36,400. This total bill for American carelessness was added up to $3,000,000,000 in property damage, wages lost.and.medical expense. A high powered intelligence and a high -geared .conscience are two things .which] cannot; be, built Into a car: They must be built into the roan who drives the car." ' Answers to Questions By FKEDEK1C .1. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE--A reader «an Kct the answer to any question or fact by writing Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. HttSkln, Director, Washington, o. C. Please inclone three (3) cents tor reply- What U. S. city has highest homicide rate? T. G. According to Dr. Frederick L. Hoffman, authority on vital statistics, in 1934, Macon, Ga., had highest. With a population of 54,150, deaths in this city numbered 36, a rate of 66.7. Memphis, Term., was second with a population of 290,100 and 164 deaths, making a rate of 56.5. Kansas City, Kans., had the lowest rate, 13.8. The population of that city is 103,400 and deaths by homicide numbered 18. How many copies of the Congregational Record were printed last year? P. D. There were 4,698,578. How many grapes ma3C a ton of dried raisins? F. K. One ton of dried raisins is equivalent to four tons of fresh grapes. Where is Corporal Gresham, one of.the first American soldiers killed in the World war, buried? B- K. In Locust Hill cemetery, Evajis- ville, Ind. At first he was buried in France, but his remains were later moved to his home town. Why was SkeUey expelled from college? S. J. While at Oxford the poet decried tyranny of the church over freedom of thought and was expelled for his pamphlet, The Necessity of Atheism, What are the noble metals? E. H. This name is given those which do not tarnish or corrode in the air, such as gold, silver, platinum, rhodium-, mercury and palladium. Sometimes, however, the term is applied only to the first three. Where is the French Broad river? F. M. This is one of the sources of the Tennessee river, about 250 miles long. It rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest North Carolina, flows north past Asheville and west to join the Holston river above Knoxville. The united streams enter the Tennessee near Lenoir City. Who was called the father of gymnastics ? T. F. 'Friedrich Ludwig Jahn was so called. In 1811 he started the first gymnasium in Berlin. His system, designed to revive patriotism attracted the Prussian youth, and the training and inspiration thus obtained contributed in no small degree to the subsequent victories of Germany over the Napoleonic armies. How many carpenters in tJ. S.? B. F., D- H. About 930,000 and 4,000 apprentices. Tell of Charles Goodyear. F. K. Goodyear, inventor, was born in New Haven. Conn., in 3SOO. In 1.844, after 10 years' labor, under every disadvantage of poverty and privation, he completed his invention of vulcanizing rubber. He became involved in a series of troubles consequent to the infringement of his patents. Because of this he remained poor while others were enriched by his inventions. He died in New York in I860. Was Zone Grey, a dentist? J. R, This writer graduated as a dental surgeon at the University of Pennsylvania and practiced six years in New York City. Hoiv is raisinseed oil made? E. K. This new edible oil is made by curing, grinding, cooking and pressing seeds, just as if they were cotton seed. Approximately 15 per cent of the weight is oil and the remaining cake is used for feed, fuel or fertilizer. In what parts of the body is calcium found? H. G. The bones and teeth, principally. Some exists as soluble salts in the fluids and soft tissues. Was Kudyard Kipling: related In the British prime minister, Stanley Baldwin? H. S. They were cousins. Their mothers were sisters. Low Cost House Plans Uncle Sam's architects and engineers nave been at work for two years on practical plans for low- cost houses. A booklet available through our Washington Information bureau brings you 40 approved dwelling plans, with sketches, floor diagrams, hints on economical construction. Special attention has been given to farm homes, but many plans offered also are suitable for city, town or suburb. Every kitchen design has been approved by home economics experts of the various state agricultural colleges. This government booklet on low cost housing, delivered to your door for only 10 cents. Send for your copy today. Use this coupon. Mason City Clobe-Gazetle Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of the booklet, Farm House Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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