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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A USE SYNDICATE NKWSFAl'EB Lssued Every Week Lay by tb« MASON C1TV GLOBE-OAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 But stat» Street Telephone No. 3SM) 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 is 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. "new deal" policies. Recently Mr. Roosevelt selected Mr. Childs to go to Europe on some important ambassadorial mission. One J. N. (Ding) Darling during the campaign and since drew pictures which reflected no credit upon the president or his political philosophy. Lately Mr. Darling has been called from his art tools to undertake an important biological survey for the federal government. Two modern versions of absorption as distinguished from annihilation, or attempted annihilation, are here set forth. Lane, I .10 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason city wm Clear LaRe. Mason Clly ana Clear by tie year $7.00 by the week OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAB LAKE Pa year by carrier .... 17.00 By mall « months 52-OU Per week by carrier .... S .15 By mall 3 months $1.25 . 5 .51) OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year M.OO Six months W.OO Three months. .51.au Per year by mall J4.00 By mall 1 montfl The smooth speeches of the wicked are full of treachery.--PHAEDRUS Pertinent or Impertinent ONE YOUTH'S VIEWPOINT T HE Globe-Gazette a. few days ago presented an editorial under the heading, "Prepare for Neutrality." It called attention to the numerous auguries of impending conflict between nations and urged two courses for this country, one, being sure that our defenses were adequate for come what may, and, two, a determination and an economic setup to remain neutral, come what may. An unnamed 19 year old Clear Lake youth takes exception in a letter to this view and raises the question whether we are within our journalistic authority in depicting so gloomy an outlook. Ordinarily unsigned communications are relegated to the wastebasket as the product of persons without sufficient courage to be identified with their opinions. In this case, however, an interesting question is raised. We quote: "I have lived in a home where I was taught the horror of war," he writes. "Is it necessary that you write such an article as this? I wonder if you realize the feeling behind such an article. You present but one side of the question. You ask the government to hurry and get prepared for a certain war. "Your article is going to cause many a person to feel the same way as I do. And can you blame them? After all, what authority have you to write such an article?" It would be interesting to know what phase of our presentation was distasteful to the boy who wrote this. Does he question the probability, if not certainty, of war at some point in the world amphitheater? Does he oppose our being prepared .to go our own way in the event of a war so far as that course is of our own deciding? Or does he object to our country, the world's greatest treasure house, being ready to defend itself against an envious world which is armed to the hilt? Sincere belief that what we wrote was a fair and truthful interpretation of the world situation between nations appeared to be ample authority for the article which has vexed this young Clear Lake reader. THE EUROPEAN PRESS ,R. NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER of Columbia university has returned from a tour of Europe with a gloomy picture of the political future. Dictatorships have fastened their tentacles about nearly every country. And the grip is intensified by a controlled press, In Russia, in Germany, in Italy--nearly everywhere in fact except Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries--the people are getting only the dictator's side of the story. Even France of late has clamped down on press freedom. President Butler has never been a darling of this newspaper. Ordinarily when there are two possible interpretations of a situation or set of facts, we are content to take the one left by the learned doctor. In this instance, we're almost inclined to believe that he's right by mistake. But right he is. When a nation is stripped of its right to a freedom of thought and a freedom of expression, its chances for enlightened government have gone a-glimmering. American newspapers have felt a responsibility along this line. That is why they have shied at anything which contained even the suggestion of a curb on theii ·constitution-guaranteed liberties. YOU CAN QUIT, DIO'GENES! 11/rR. ALADDIN'S famous lamp was completely blown out down in Georgia a few days ago when a man who did not owe any income tax.wrote the collector of internal revenue that "I just naturally want to pay some and am inclosing my check for $20.00." The strange case was referred to Commissioner Guy T. Helvering by Collector W. L. Roberts of Dai- ton. Ga., who returned the check to the man with the statement that "the department appreciates your attitude but under the existing income tax laws I am not permitted to accept contributions to the government." In sending his ?20 check the man, whose name cannot be divulged under the regulations, wrote, "I have to pay state and county taxes and I see no reason why I should not pay some government tax. I am proud of our government and feel that we should all put our Mr. Biermann in a letter to the Globe-Gazette says he is for the universal draft act. We shall be glad to provide space for references to this in the house of representatives and included in the Congressional Record. He has been heard and widely quoted on a number of other phases of our national defense. W T # Although, according to Secretary Wallace's own admission, the need for a soviet trade adviser has long since passed, Colonel Brookhart clings to his $6,000 a year job as if it were a life pension for distinguished service in the senate. * * * The comical part of it is that it's all happened under a party which operates under that ancient Jeffersonian pronouncement to the effect that that government is jest which governs least, * * * How to beat the sales tax will be a principal outlet for Iowa's ingenuity in the future. D OTHER VIEWPOINTS CAMPUS "GREEKS" IN A STATE OF UPSET C. S. Coddington in Cedar Falls Kecord: A young woman student at the University of Wisconsin was suspended from a sorority because she had trouble keeping up financially with her sorority sisters. She eft a note and disappeared. The hunt is on. Earlier n the school year a young man student was expelled from a fraternity because an impediment in his speech embarrassed his fraternity brothers. The youth committed suicide. There is some talk of an investigation. When snobbery leads to tragedies, it is time to begin investigating It is probable that a rule will now be made requiring sorority and fraternity people to notify school authorities of contemplated action before drastic measures are taken. That might prevent a lot of unnecessary heartaches. ' The nerves of nearly all are jumpy as the result, perhaps, of the depression and things that go along with it. It might be that sorority and fraternity people are no exception to the rule. It would be just as easy for them to snap at some one within their respective circles as it would be for "barbarians," those on the outer pale, to get into conflict with each other. After all, they are all human. That the depression has been felt by sororities and fraternities is evident from a report appearing :his week in the. Daily Cardinal, student newspaper at Madison, Wis., seat of the state university. The student newspaper reports that more than half the sororities and fraternities at the university are in critical financial straits. The article reveals that tax payments have not been met by 38 of the 65 taxpaying Greek letter houses. These Greek letter organizations default or file affidavits to get time extensions. Forty- four per cent of the total number, of sororities are included in the tax delinquent group. So it is evident from a glance at the tax records that fraternities and sororities at the University of Wisconsin are hi critical financial straits. When "such a state of affars exists, there are likely to be suspensions and expulsions of members who can not measure up in purse or whose personalities do not fit into the picture as a whole with complete fraternity or sorority house harmony. ANOTHER EFFORT TO SUPPRESS NEWS Oelwein .Register: General Johnson, he of NRA fame, has issued instructions to all the heads of the various departments under his control, that no information or news be given out to reporters, but that it must come from the bureau of public relations, and that is under his direct head. This lends support to the charges that have been made that he was trying to censor the news that appears in newspapers. It also adds color to the reports that when he failed in muzzling the press he tried to do it in another way --through muzzling the radio, telegraph and telephone companies over which the news is carried to the newspapers. This is a country founded on freedom and the man who tries to suppress that is heading for a real difficulty. PRETTY GOOD MEN IN OFFICE Webster City Freeman-Journal: We hear it frequently stated that "we cannot get the best men in public office." However, on the whole, public officials are pretty good men. Of course some rascals get into office, but more fail to get in. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG shoulders to the wheel at this particular time." And Mr. Aladdin's lamp went "whiff" and search for an honest man was over. THE SALES TAX "TAKEN APART" MASON CITY, April 4.--I would respectfully like to call the attention of the press, the retail mer chants associations, manufacturers and jobbers o: Iowa and the people of the state in general to the fol let ing weakness in the Iowa sales tax law just go ing into effect. First--All goods sold within the state by Iowa retailers above a 14 cent price are taxable at 2 per cen' of their retail value. While the retailer residing withou the state, and 'doing- business by selling his goods b? mail, and delivering the same way his sales are no taxable. I quote from a newspaper giving the rule., and regulations (purchases in other states deliverei' JUST A LITTLE QUESTION TN A CHAPTER on "pauperism" contained in a book, ·* "Political Economy," written many, many years ago by Francis Walker, one of the world's leading economists of the nineteenth century, there was this interesting paragraph on the effects of England's poor laws: "Such may be the effects of foolish laws. The legislator may think it hard that his power for good is so closely restricted; but he has no reason to complain of any limits upon his power for evil. On the contrary, it would seem that there is no race of men, whom a few laws respecting industry, trade and finance, passed by country squires or labor demagags, in defiance of economic principles, could not In half a generation transform into beasts." Will some commentator of the future write that this country in a national generosity never surpassed attained a result quite different from the one sought? AN OLD CHINESE CUSTOM T HE Chinese of old had a rule of "absorbing" rather than "annihilating" their enemies. And the Chinese became a really great nation. One wonders if Franklin D. Roosevelt hasn't been crushing up on Chinese history. The evidence: One Richard Washburn Childs has busied himself of recent months penning vigorous criticisms of the to you by mail are not subject to the sales tax), the In other words it gives the mail order house a per cent advantage in price over the Iowa retailer. (A discriminatory tax, in favor of the mail order house and working against the Iowa merchant). Second--A tax of this sort has the same effect on all merchants residing close to the state border, when the- adjoining state does not have such a tax. For example, a citizen of Iowa, wishing to purchas $500 worth of furniture, could cross the state line anc 1 the merchant just over the border not having the tas to deal with, would have a $10 advantage over th Iowa man in making his price. He likewise could throw off his delivery charge, making it possible for hi Iowa customer to hire his goods hauled to his door. Third--I would like to ask: If an out of state firm sending its agents into Iowa territory taking order for goods to be delivered by mail, express or freight or by their own trucks, if this merchant will be calle upon to pay the tax as does the Iowa man? If so such a tax being collectible every three months, an such a firm being outside the direct jurisdiction o the state, what system will be used to check up o this firm and collect the tax on sales made within th state of Iowa? A sales tax, in other words, is similar in effect t fluty or tariff, and makes Iowa a commercially seg regated territory, and calls for a system of protec tion similar to the way our country is protected unde tariff laws from commercial invasion on the part o firms from other nations. And firms shipping or delivering goods into Iowa sold at retail to citizens of Iowa, to their order, shoul be made to declare their value, and show their invoice at the border, and the tax should be paid when sam enters Iowa. Or in the case of freight or express o other carrier shipments, same should, be collected b the carrier or transportation company, when shipmen ie delivered to consignee, the carrier to remit same t DAILY SCRAP BOOK the prooer authorities. ASA LEROY BRIAU. CODFISH WO.~ SULP AHV-TKIHQ rlECAHSE~T IM-lb HIS MOU-fH- BESIDES EATiNq LAR^E- NUMBER5 Of FISH , LOBSTERS AND CRABS, A CjoOD-SIZED COO WIIX SNATCH A WILD DUCK AHD-fAKE HIM IN, FEATHERS AND Al-)_WHEN OPENED, FISHERMEN HAVE FOUND CUAM 5HEU.S , CHUNKS oF WOOD , PIECES of. ROPE , i-AR^E STbNES , OLD SHOES, MI-1TEN5 AHD PARTS oFAH OliSKlM Eftfl^^ OBSERVING "CHAMP- flARRY 5»LMORE , SO YEARS OLD, OF WAS HE FIRSt% CHAMPION OF WORLD FRED OF JASPER.. Al-BEKfA CANADA, DESIGNED -H1$ NOVEL CON-TRAPllOM FOR EASY HORSEBACK RIDINA ON Copyrijht, 1931. by Central Press Association, DIET and HEALTH Dr. deadening cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general Interest, however, they will bo taken up, in order, In the daily column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan Clendening, care of Tno Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. M. SYMPTOMS OF PYELITIS · READER asks me if I will discuss the subject of pyelitis; its cause, its effects, treatment, and any information concerning the disease. Pyelitis is an infection of the pelvis of the kidney. The kidney substance itself consists of an intricate mass of tubules, which secretes urine, and this drops into a vestibule which opens into the ureters, open tubes which carry the urine to the bladder. Sometimes due to obstruction, as in prostatic disease, germs enter and work their way upstream, like salmon in the spring, until they reach the pelvis of the kidney and cause pyelitis. Sometimes extreme constipation causes pyelitis because the lymphatic drainage of the large intestine enters directly into the pelvis of ttie kidney and will create infection. The symptoms are mild. There is often a little fever and lassitude, lit. Clendenlwr usually not very much pain, and often the disease gets well without treatment. The treatment which is productive of - the best results is to give an antiseptic preparation, which excreted in the urine will kill off the germs which cause the infection at the very source. There are many substances of this kind, one being hexyinethylamine. The best ones are dyes, such as acroflavine. Elaborate, expensive treatment usually is a mistake. QUESTIONS FROM READERS M. C.: "I get frequent attacks of sties in the eyes. Is there any way to prevent them?" Answer: It is frequently said that sties come from astigmatism or other forms of eye weakness, which can be corrected by glasses. The reason for this probably is that the patient's eyes become tired, and they are frequently rubbed with the fingers so that infection gets into the hair follicles. Naturally, prevention in a case of this kind would mean obtaining properly fitted glasses. It is also suggested that as a way of prevention the eyelids be touched lightly with a camel's hair brush which has been dipped in a solution of 10 per cent alcohol. M. R.: "What causes my upper lip to swell? Without warning, except a hot feeling, it swells until it ii much enlarged, extending way over my lower lip.' Answer: The condition is called "angioneurotic edema" and is probably due to sensitization to some substance, such as a food or cosmetic preparation perhaps to the emanations from an animal -- that is, a cat, a dog or a horse, or perhaps to emanations from flowers. TODAY IN HISTORY EARLIER DAYS in Intcrcillng Dolly Fentnro Drawn From the Globe-Gaielte'B Files of the- Years Gone By. Thirty Years The claims of several farmers living near Ventura lied in the auditor's office asking damage as the result of high waters in Clear Lake were dismissed jy the board of supervisors. Prof. Moses Craig, instructor in the department of science at the state university, returned last evening from a short visit to Minneapolis. The storm of wind and rain which has been the most noticeable weather condition the last two or hree days finally closed with a grand finale of snow. Prof. John B. DcMotte will give the concluding entertainment of the Hyperion course at the Main Street Christian church Wednesday, April 13. The members of the city council met Friday evening at the city hall as a board of review, and spent He time going over the returns of the assessor. Miss NevaiAa Sampson has returned from her school work at Prairie du Chien, Wis., and is now at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mra. William Samp- arn impressed by the manner in which ideas for movie plots seem to run in bunches. Right at this particular time, for example, pictures with an overland bus background are in vogue. "Cross Country Cruise," "It Happened One Night" and another picture featuring Robert Montgomery in the male lead--the name has slipped my memory--are examples of the bus pictures. Incidentally, the bus lines arc not helped at all by the brand of publicity they receive in these pictures. The passengers are made ridiculous and the jostling and discomforts of the riding pronounced. But that isn't the theme of my song. In the early days of the talkie, back-stage plots with on-stage vaudeville entertainment were the style. Then came the gangster pictures. Then the newspaper plots. Then the pictures built around adventure in strange lands. My surmise is that one company learns about a picture under production on another movie lot and sets, out to match it. If that isn't the explanation, I'll have to wait until somebody comes along with a better story. --o-hope I can express an opinion about a recent New York state judicial decision 'without being regarded as contemptuous of the court in question. A judge upheld the right of a post of the American Legion to resolve against a policy which had been adopted by the national organization and ruled that the revoked charter must be restored. The learned judge in question took a position that would suggest itself on surface study. But his decision will not, I insist, stand up under careful and extended consideration. The individual unit of the Legion or any nationwide or state organization must be protected in the right to make known its position on any debatable issue. Such right recognized and provided for in every organization known to me. But for a unit of any organization to pass such resolution and flaunt it before the world, as was done in this case in question, ia to depart from both fairness and logic It is designed to set the unit apart from and above the national organization. Such action is of itself an automatic cancellation of affiliation with the national organization, the policies of which, through representative voice and vote, are a reflection of rank and file consen --· ' ' APRIL 5 Notables Bom This Date--Joseph Lister, b. 1827 who established the necessity of and introduced asep sis, which revolutionized modern surgery. * * Thomas Hobbes, b, 1588. He wrote Leviathan, a landmark ii philosophy. * * Georges Jacques Danton, b. 1794. A gigantic figure in the French revolution. He died by the guillotine he had used ruthlessly in disposing o thousands. * * Harry Houdini, b. 1874, great magi cian. * * Algernon Charles Swineburne, b. 1837, here tic, blasphemous and erotic poet. * * Eugene Speicher b, 1883, notable American artist. * * William Con greve, b. 1670, poet. * * Frank R. Stockton, b. 1834 American novelist--Lady and the Tiger, etc. * * Bett Davis, Melvyn Douglas and Spencer Tracy, cinem stars. 1614--Pocahontas committed bigamy! This celebrated Virginia Amerindian princess, renamed Rebecca by the English, was wed to John Rolfe at Jamestown. She was being held captive at the time and she may not have wanted to marry Rolfe. In any case, she already had a husband, one of the captains of her father, Chief Powhatan of the Algon- quins. She was living with him when one Samuel Argall abducted her to compel Powhatan to release English captives and goods held by the tribe. Powhatan sent back seven captives with three muskets, a saw, an ax and a canoe loaded with corn, as a ransom. The Englishmen were as good as their word and detained her. 1792--President of United States used the veto for the first time. "Washington vetoed a bill for reapportionment of representation, killed it. He used the veto again in his second term to defeat reduction of the army. · · o ] 827--First American actor to be invited to appear in Europe made his English debut at Covent Garden theater, London, (as one of the Dromios in Comedy of Errors), He was James Henry Hackett, 27, who made his start on the stage at 16. His best known role: Falstaff, Twenty Years Ago-GOMEZ PALACIO, Mexico.--General Villa occupied Torreon last night after 11 days of sanguinary fighting, thereby having virtual control over all of the northern tier of states in Mexico. The Lehig-h Portland Cement company today filed a petition with the clerk of the district court asking the enjoining- of the city from collecting taxes on three different propositions which the company declares illegal. Claude Mossman of Hampton is in the city for a short visit with friends. Jake Gashel of Staples, Minn., is visiting his mother, Mrs. Gashel, on Howard street, for a few days. Dell Taylor of Garner was a business caller in the city yesterday. Attorney Bush of Osage was. in the city on a professional visit yesterday. W. V. Shipley returned today from a short business trip taken to Webster City .and Iowa Falls. Richard Woods went to Blue Earth, Minn., this morning for a short visit. Ten Years Ago-George Wolf, senior student at the University of Minnesota, has returned to his studies after visiting here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mier Wolf. Dick Burke, captain-elect of next year's high school wrestling squad, will compete in the Olympic wrestling tryouts which opened at Iowa City today. Paul Prehn, former Mason Cityan who coached the University of Illinois mat squad to a tie for the Big Ten championship, has announced that he will return to the professional mat game. CHICAGO--Funeral services for Frank Caponi, brother of "Scarface Al" Caponi, were held today. Caponi was killed by detectives in a pistol fight Tuesday. E. H. Wagner of the Ford Motor company spoke to the high school salesmanship class last Wednesday. Graduation preparations have begun at the high school, with seniors having measurements taken for caps and gowns. sus. I wish I were on the New Yorl supreme court. I'd like to overruli this judge who seems to me to b more glib than profound. --o-defy anybody to inspect tha new parlor car on the Mil waukee line without deve' oping an appetite to travel by ra once more. Maybe air-conditioning providing artistic upholstery for th seats and making them movaole an comfortable, installing soft light; equipping with effective springs an n general adding to the joy of train ravel ia'the way to win back from 10 highways a part of the business st in the past twenty-five years, tream-lined engines and increased peed will help too. I found J. F. Eter of Chicago, paasenger represen- .tive for the Milwaukee line, an \cellent explainer and an hospi- able host and I'm hoping to renew cquaintance with him on his oc- asional visits to Mason City. --o-was interested in an estimate by the Scripps foundation of Miami university hat the population of the United tales on Jan. 1, 1934, stood at. 26,144,000. This represents a gaui f only 797,000 in a year, reflecting ic extent to which Uncle Sam has lamped down on immigration. --o-have somebody on the Forest City Summit to thank-and I suspect L. D. P.--for marked sheet out of the Summit's urrent issue that is of interest to lasou Cityans. It is a reprint of an tern which appeared in the March 6. 884, edition of the Summit, as folows: "The Mason City Times is print- ng 'the days of Auld Lang Syne' rom the old files of the Cerro Gordo lepublican of 1867, then edited by ilan Noyes. We clip the following teni, which will be of interest to Id timers of this section: " 'The first game or the "match'' etween the Pioneer club of Mason Jity and the Young Hickory of Forst City, was played on Saturday ast on the grounds of the latter ,nd we are favored with the report is follows: " 'Young Hlcltory: L. Secor, S. W. -lerrick, E. D. Hinman, J. Harwood, ff. Higginbottom, Arthur Linn, 'ames Burge, B. Plummer, S. Smith. 3 ioneer: I. W. Card, H . A . Marsh, r. McMillin, C. B. Senior, J. V. Mtim- ord, J. Farrell, B. Hartshorn, Kirk, Charles Pushee. The umpire was W. 1 Stanhery and the scorer, Robert Hark. The time of game was 4 lours and 50 minutes. The score: Young Hickory 36, Pioneers 103.' " consider significant this ex- Jcerpt from the 1933 Iowa "railway commission report: "The larger percentage of these accidents is unquestionably due to carelessness on the part of the trav- :ler on the highway in not protect- ng himself at these dangerous intersections. There are very few accidents at railroad-highway crossings occurring to travelers from a distant vicinity. It is estimated that 90 per cent of all such accidents involves those living near the vicinity of the crossing or acquainted with the location and it has been especially noted that a number of accidents have occurred to persons using a particular crossing from one to perhaps five or more times a day." ' n Andrew Frelund. secretary of the local C. and N. W. Employes club, made this available. This organization, incidentally, is doing some most excellent work aloog the line of safety promotion. Answers m Quesiions I* .oJllik^^i/^'^Di'' K i **+~ V.. BM l ;...'',M l ,',, l ,',r--./ O^"''H'JJrvfcv Jf^-J- What does "Tennessee" mean? W. ». It is of Cherokee origin, being D. ONCE OVERS By J. J. MUNDY WHAT KIND OF TRAVELING COMPANION ARE YOU? Among travelers, there are several varieties of annoying persons. There is the grouch, who does not reply civilly to the person who speaks to him. There is the other extreme, the person who tries to force conversation with the person who does not wish to talk. Some men are always trying to converse with women, to whom their attentions are distasteful. Then there are persons who walk back and forth in the aisles and grumble as they stumble over bags, for which there was no room in the racks. Perhaps you are one of those persons who talk loudly and at great length, disturbing those who wish to sleep or concentrate on matters of their own interest. Are you the club-car economist, who is a crepehanger as regards the condition of the nation's affairs? Perhaps you give your opinion of the currency question as if it were a fact. If you have been making a nuisance of yourself to your fellow travelers, you should be ashamed of yourself. Change your ways. (Copyright, 193-J, K l n p Features Syndicate, Inc.) One Minute Pulpit--The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.--Isaiah 60:61. the name of several former settlements of that tribe, but has lost its meaning. Attempted interpretations are purely fanciful. How many persons have been appointed outside of Civil service to federal positions? D. I). About 22,550 as of Jan. 31, 1934. If the name and address of an inquirer is not given, will his question appear in the column? A. W. Probably not. Research work is done only on letters which include names and addresses. Space in the column is too limited to include queries which are unsigned. Give name and address and enclose coin or stamps for reply. Direct your letter to this newspaper's Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. How long does It take the blood to circulate through the entire body? H. P. From 1 to 1% minutes. How many Kentucky colonels named in the past five years? R. M. Governors of the last five administrations have commissioned 2,546 staff members. More than half, 1,324. have been named since Dec. 8, 1931. Is it correct to use the word, aviatrix? J. B. According to a definition given by the National Advisory committee for aeronautics, the word, aviator, is a noun of common gender, meaning the pilot of a heavier-than- air craft. The word, aviatrix, therefore, is not necessary and does not appear in the list of sanctioned terms. What is the name of the woman i who calls herself the Empress of the | Galapagos islands? F. It. Baroness Bousequet de Wagner of Vienna on arriving in the islands two years ago, announced herself ' as their ruler. How ninny members has the Mis- i sissippi legislature? M. B. House, 140; senate, 49 Where are answers obtained to the questions submitted to your bureau? A. N. The staff of researchers visit libraries, various departments of the government, embassies and legations, or use the telephone when the answers are not immediately nv.iil- able. Write your questions plainly^ and inclose coin or stamp for return postage. Address this newspaper's Information bureau, Fredric J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. What is the purpose of the Haskin Information bureau? D. H. To be of service to newspaper readers. It is equipped to answer the questions which are troubling you. Please send your questions legibly written to this newspaper's Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C., enclosing coin or stamp for reply postage. How much does a newly born opossum weigh? A. H. The bureau of biological survey says a whole litter of 18 newly born opossums weighs only 1-15 of an ounce. There are, therefore, 270 baby opossums to the ounce. How many pounds of grapes are necessary to make a pound of raisins? W. M. From U to 4 pounds. How much room does it take t" store one million dollar bills? E. H. The bureau of engraving says one million bills can be contained in 35 cubic feet when packed and wrapped by the bureau. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen ·'Amy's youngun ain't, spoiled. Even a grown-up would be peevish if somebody pestered him like that all day long."

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