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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 26 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. USE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by tho MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 111-123 liast Stato Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOlD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS which I» exclusively entitled to the use for publication ot all nova dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. MEMBER, IOWA DA1L? PHESS ASSOCIATION, with DM Mollies news and business offices at 405 Shops Bulldlnc. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Kason city and Clear LaKe, by Uie year S7.00 by the week 5 15 OCISIUK MASON CIIX AND CLEAU IJiKK Per year by carrier ST.00 By mall 6 months S2.25 Per week by carrier 5 .15 By mall 3 months SI 25 ·Per year ny mail ........ $4.00 By'mall 1 month ....... 5 .50 OUTSIDE 100 DULE ZONE Per year... .J6.00 six months 53,25 Three months...51.75 A FEW DANGER SIGNS TTNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN regents, now en^ gaged in the gentle task of finding an excuse for tying a can to President Glenn Frank, would do well to consider an opinion or two expressed by Dr. B. A Gilmore a few short months ago when he was assuming th'e presidency of the University of Iowa. Commenting on the points of likeness and dissimilarity between privately enflowed and tax-supported univer sities, President Gilmors in his inaugural observed: "There is one difference worth noting: Being so close to the electorate which supplies the funds, a state university may be more exposed to the danger of interference than a private institution. This danger becomes real if the state university yields to the' temptation, and sometimes to the pressure, to participate directly in government activities and to assume responsibility for the immediate application of its expert knowledge or the formulation of policies basec upon such knowledge. "The notion has been expressed, and it has been disastrously tried in some jurisdictions, that a state university, operating through the members of its staff, should be an agency for the direct accomplishment of ' all kinds of government objects, many worthy, but as often partisan. It may be difficult to draw the line between research and the application of its results in tie promotion of state activities, but it is a line which, if not drawn, will eventually lead to the impairment, if not the loss,.of the university's freedom. There is a fundamental difference, not always perceived, between a state university and a university state. The former can be a real university; the latter becomes inevitably an instrument of propaganda and political control. "What has been said may sound to some like mere educational platitudes; the repetition of generally accepted and secure ideas. To such it may be suggested that not in many a generation has there been such a pronounced tendency for social control of every form of human endeavor. Rarely has the presence of g-overnment been more widely felt. Seldom has there been such zeal for state control and so much faith in its potency, sufficiency and beneficence. This zeal and faith have been applied to our economic and industrial life. There are indications that some would make similar application to our intellectual life. Liberalism and democracy, along with many other formerly accepted concepts, are being subjected to critical examination. Is it likely, therefore, that the old concept of the liberal and independent university, the place of freedom of thought and expression, the haven of men of talent and strong individuality, will be passed up unnoticed, especially when its potency as an instrument of propaganda is understood? * * * "There is no assurance that we in the United states Jiave been'guaranteed-an.immunity:'from what is being done abroad, not 'only to th'e universities but to all the other institutions which are exponents of liberalism. There are those who believe that education should deliberately assume the task of making a new social order. 'Nothing less,' says one of these, 'than a thoroughgoing social reconstruction is demanded, and there is no institution known, to the mind of man which can compass that problem except education.' What more natural, therefore, in days of rapid transition and zeal for change, than to lay hold of this potent instrumentality? In such times, common prudence dictates the zealous guarding of the ancient tradition of a. free and independent university and the educational structure upon which it rests." It was to such a viewpoint as this that president Lotus D. Coffman of the University of Minnesota re-, cently gave expression. In pointed terms he objected to tie increasing tendency of Washington departments and bureaus to look upon state universities and col leges as mere administrative units in the materialization of a political philosophy. Those with an eye to Iowa's future educational good may well inquire whether there isn't something to be feared in the marriage--without benefit of clergy--between our state college and the federal department of agriculture. DOUBTFUL"FRIENDSHIP U SERS of the "Jay Franklin" feature, written by a. man named John Carter who is an assistant t Rexford Guy Tugwell in the department of agricultun at a salary of 55,200 a year, would probably say tha they were doing- it as a token of their friendship to the administration viewpoint. But to the person whi thinks it through, this explanation falls flat. Obviously the product of a paid propagandist i under discount. It has ever been so. It's distinctly Si in this case. Those who arranged for the syndication of "Mr. Franklin's" articles could not have but known that little validity would attach to the claims of a government servant forced to write under an alias a device most commonly associated with crime. It's absurd, of course, to assume that it wouldn 1 have been possible to employ somebody other than a professional propagandist to present the viewpoin of the new deal. The implication is a gratuitous insult Nor is it at all likely--with a near kinsman also on the payroll of the same federal agency--that Mr. Car ter's status was not known to the heads of the syn dicate in question. In a field of legitimate speculation, one may be permitted to conjecture whether a really effectiv spokesman for the new deal viewpoint was desired About the only alternative. left involves an assump' tion of dumbness in quarters where, even unfriendly critics will concede, dumbness does not normally prevail. It's our studied opinion that Roosevelt friends in Iowa and wherever else this'feature is used have the biggest kick coming. In addition to the just complain of any reader against being fed the product of a paid propagandist, they must stand by and see a distinct disservice wrought against the principles of government to which .they subscribe. BANKS GAIN STRENGTH Greene Recorder: When the bank holiday began in 1933, the total money in circulation was $7,538,000,000 and monetary gold stocks were down to $4,243,000,000. Today the monetary gold stocks have passed the 10 billion dollar mark and'the total money in circulation is .$5,775,000,000. Three years ago the banks of the federal reserve system owed 51,414,000,000 to the reserve banks and their resources were $1,776,000,000. Today they owe nothing and their reserves are 55,839,000,000, of which more than half is surplus reserves. CONFIDENCE IN WEEKLY PRESS Humboldt Republican: A poll of the newspapers of the United States shows that 80 per cent of them are opposed to the present national administration. Why? Have they been bought up by. the opposition? Have they better insight into political affairs than the average man? Are they wrong? So far as this paper is concerned it would rather trust the judgment of the jditors of weekly papers in Iowa than any other set of men in the state. They can forecast the future and they can't be bought. ^ A WORD FOR SENATOR McNARY Allison Tribune: There are some good men in the field for the republican nomination for president. There are also some who have not been so much heard of lately who would bring order out of the chaos which exists in Washington. For instance, there is Senator McNary of the McNary-Haugen bill fame. He has been a consistent fighter for agriculture and understands the farmer's needs as well as any living man. He has poise and understanding and would be a reat vote getter. -M»~ *»v FAME SOON FORGOTTEN Cedar Falls Record: Strange how time erases from irominence historical incidents of the not-distant last. A class at Iowa State Teachers college was re- :ently asked about Carrie Nation. None in the class had ever heard of the anti-saloon hatchet wielder. Captain Cook of North Pole notoriety asks to have his name cleared before he dies. Really it -would make ittle.difference, for most people had completely forgotten him. ' " ' - · l · The foregoing was written before Wednesday's an aouncement of John Franklin Carter's resignation Patently the quitting was a move to save face am we find no reason to revise or amend what is here contended. "Jay Franklin" as a writer who separatee himself from his governmental largess under pressure is no more effective as a spokesman for the contemporary democracy than he was when doubling in brass for John Carter, assistant to Dr. Rexfcrd Guy Tug-well Something about "Jay Franklin's" resignation frcfm his 55,200 government job was strangely suggestive of a pup caught in the act o£ sucking eggs. Another thing we never could figure was who pays the postage on Gifford Pinchofa voluminous letters to American newspapers. Spring poets who want to wax sentimental should start in on Babe Ruth's absence from the major leagues' lineups. Few can give a satisfactory answer to the question: "What do you do with the time you save by speeding?" To hear some republicans flail other republicans, you'd think they were the rascals who needed turning out. Another question that arises Js wno shall live in those federally constructed model houses. How good a republican Senator Borah is will be evident in the next three months. Simile: Easy as believing that the fellow who beats us is crooked. The PROS and CONS COUNSEL TO MANNING Marshalltown Times-Republican: Mr. Manning should base his candidacy on his political and party leliefs, purposes and what he would propose to do and be if elected to the TJ. S. senatorship from Iowa. It is not likely to be greatly advanced by criticism of another who with a double candidacy before him stayed away from a state convention because of a sense of fitness in his absence. SENATOR DICKINSON'S MISTAKE Swea City Herald: He would have looked better lad he thrown his hat into the air and given three cheers when that avalanche of corn-hog checks was llowing over the barnyard gates. Because he didn't, it is likely the farmers will vote against him from hell to breakfast. Any time you cramp the style of Santa Glaus you can look for hot trouble. SEEK TECHNICAL ESCAPE Clarion Monitor: In the minds of most Iowa people it makes little difference who obtained the indictments the assistant attorney general and other Des Moines officials. Verne Marshall of Cedar Rapids, single handed, did a most excellent job of investigating the Sioux City graft situation. BUREAUCRACY DIES SLOWLY Nashua Reporter: More than 6,000 employes of the AAA are still drawing their salaries, in spite of the fact that the supreme court held the AAA unconstitutional and it is not recognized by congress as a bureau of the department of agriculture, REALIZATION TOO LATE Lake Mills Graphic: When the voters put Roosevelt in the white house they repealed economy, safety and common sense, but they were not aware of what they had done until it was too late. THE BRITISH SYSTEM Ames Tribune: You've got to hand it to the British for understanding' the art of government. In a crisis the cabinet members go to the king and tell him what they want him. to tell them to do. AFTER 18 YEARS Clear Lake Reporter: It took Iowa 18 years to stamp out tuberculosis in cattle, but now the state is an accredited area. Eighteen yeara of hard effort But it is worth it. CURIOSITY OP THE NOVICE Knoxville Express: About this time cf year new politicians begin inquiring how much a delegate to a national convention gets for salary and expenses. BACKSLIDERS IN SAFETY Council Bluffs Nonpareil: The pledge to drive safely is akin to getting religion in that there are so many backsliders. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . by Scott V PRA.WN FIRE ENQINES WERE IN USE MR. LESS frlAK A. BYRD SUPPLY SHIP HAP A FtoS-T OFFICE. AND OF ITS OWM ON ANfhRCTiC CE.N-TURY, FROM i"o 3-26 COPYRIGHT. 1936. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDEKING. M. D. COLONIC IRRIGATION NOT UPHELD A PATIENT from Maine wishes to know whether the medical profession are all favorable to high colonic irrigations. There is a great difference of opinion about this. The irrigations are more favorably regarded among the laity than by the profession. A high colonic irrigation is not designed so much to empty the bowel as a lavage to the colon, administered under low pressure. For those people who think it is valuable in toxemia, the following comment by a well known physician of Philadelphia is pertinent: "For many years the question of 'intestinal putrefaction' has occupied a large place in the lay mind. . . . Cruickahank makes the pertinent observation that the intestinal contents should be considered, in , . one sense of the word, as outside nuemng the body _ The mucous membrane protects the body under normal circumstances, and an intact mucosa presents an almost impassable barrier to the products of bacterial growth." On the other hand, in cases of arthritis, it is sometimes found that even after days or weeks of irrigations have been instituted, that there may be seen a sudden evacuation of evil material which has evidently been held in some loop of the bowel. Irrigations may cause trouble, distress, irritation and the'lighting up of infectious processes without the bowel. It is claimed for them that they change the nature of the bacteria inside the bowel. Cruickshank says again: "The writer knows as yet of little precise evidence to show that a change from putrefactive to fermentative types of flora has led, per se, without the influence of other concomitant factors, to any change in health either in arthritis or any other disease." Colonic irrigations may have some place in medicine, but they should be used far less commonly than is now customary. QUESTIONS FROM READERS A. P.: "Please tell me whether it is unsafe for a girl of 18 years to work in an office with a girl and a man who have tuberculosis; use the same books, typewriter, telephone, etc." Answer: This depends on how well trained the people with tuberculosis are. If they have been trained in hygienic habits, to respect the rights of others, and take proper precautions, they are of little danger to a person of the age of 18. These precautions consist in expectoration in a sputum cup or paper napkin, which can be burned; holding- a handkerchief or 'piece of gauze before the mourn while coughing; the use of individual drinking cups, etc. The telephone receiver should certainly be wiped off with a damp cloth before being used by others. It is generally thought today that tuberculosis cannot be contracted by a person 18 years of age. In fact, that it is contracted in most cases in early infancy and only develops into the adult form in later life. I believe, however, that it would be wise for anybody to see the precautions mentioned above are taken, because whether or not the theory of infection in infancy is always true .has not been fully established. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZE1TE FILES Thirty Years Ago-Charles Keeney left yesterday for Madison, Wis., on a few weeks business trip. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Van Kirk of Swaledale are in the city to attend the concert at the opera house tonight Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Norton 'of Hampton were in the city for a short time yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Burns of Sanborn returned home last night after a few days in the city. Miss Mary McDonough of Meservey is in the city today for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Howe. Twenty Years Ago-Three theater managers whose play houses were open, yesterday were arrested last night and each v/as fined ?5 and costs when they entered pleas cf guilty in police court today. Ray Clough spent yesterday visiting friends in Shenandoah. L. M. Cisco has returned from a business trip to South Dakota Mrs. Henry Steinberg is in Carthage, Mo., visiting- with relatives. 1 Miss Anna Schechter of Omaha, Nebr., is in the city visiting- her sister, Mrs. Abe Sax. W. L. Bliss and J. A. Senneff transacted business at Forest City yesterday Ten Years Ago-J. T. Laird has purchased the Ludeman Shoe company and will operate the store .on East State street. Eddie Morris of Sioux City decisioned Jack Heinemann of Omaha in the 10 round main event of the boxing show held at the armory last night. Fighting Blue of Charles City defeated Eddie Jones of Mason City in a four round fight. WASHINGTON-- All-around cancellation of the war debts as suggested yesterday by British Chancellor Churchill was smiled at today by Secretary of the Treasury Mellon. More than 100 teachers of Mason City left today for Fort Dodge where they will attend the fifth annual session of tie north central division of the Iowa State Teachers association. R. M. Hail of Fertile spoke at the meeting of the Federated Lutheran Brothers of Cerro Gordo county last night EDITOR'S MAIL BAG WE LIKE TO PRINT THESE HOT ONES! DECORAH--You probably will not print it, will you? Consequent upon your sentence, "Let us complete the sentence, 'Would you like to go back to the days of Herbert Hoover--and his democratic congress?" " I mildly suggest a real completing of the sentence (but you will not print it, will you?) as follows: "Would you like to go back to the days of Herbert Hoover--and the democratic congress of the latter half of his term--elected after the people had experienced Herbert Hoover and his republican congress during the former half of his term?" Mr. Editor, you aren't going to print this real completion of the sentence, are you? No, I did not think so. But you carried the little squib first quoted above in your "Look Out Below" section on the editorial page yesterday. But you are not goin^ to print, a genuine completion of the sentence, are you? No? Well thank you anyway. LOGAN WARREN. TOMORROW MABCH 27 By CLAKK JUNNAIKD Notable Births--John Frederick Erdmann, b. 1864, nationally-known New York surgeon Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms, b. 1880, erstwhile congresswoman Paul J. Kvale, b. 1S9S, farmer labor congressman Gloria Swanson, b. 1898, cinemactress Wilhelm Rontgen, b. 1845 in Lennap, Rheinish, Prusia. He was 50 when he discovered the X-ray by accident. March 2", 1885--Oil was patented! Dr. Abraham Gesner wag given the exclusive right to manufacture an illuminating fluid which he named kerosene, derived from bituminous shale and cannel coal. This was four years before the first commercial oil well was drilled at Titusville, pa. · * · March 27, 1869--Because she was a woman, Myra Colby Bradwe!!, 38, of Illinois, mother of four, was refused to practise law! It took her 17 years to win a reversal of the Illinois supreme court's decision and a license to practise, and the establishment of women's rights to be lawyers. ONE aUNtJTE PULPIT--Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.--I Corinthians 13:8. ALL OF US By MARSHALL I ... I ... J T USED TO THINK that my preference for blue ·*· neckties was a personal idiosyncrasy, my own idiot But one day an illustrator told me he could always sell a painting that had a lot of blue in it It didn't please me to learn that my preference was just an "average" trait. Why do we dislike being called "average" ? But we. don't like being called "abnormal," either. When I'm looking idly out the window, I pretend I'm thinking deeply But I'm not. I'm merely looking idly out the window. I used to know a man who never complained about the weather, never said it was too hot or too cold or too wet The only human being I ever did know who didn't complain about the weather. I wrote that none of the barbers I have known are talkative, that they talked to me when I wanted to talk, didn't talk when I didn't care to talk My barber thanked me for that remark, said it was true. Six other men, not barbers, said I was mistaken It is enormously difficult to kill a legend. I used to write poetry. I enjoyed believing I was a poet. But I never tried to sell any of my poetry. I just quit, that's all. I LIKE MY RADIO WITHOUT APPLAUSE wish the radio boys would do some checking on" this question of applause. I wonder if there aren't a lot of others who believe it's an affliction. This thought comes to me forcibly every Sunday night. After listening --with diminishing interest incidentally--to the Major Bowes program, I relax and really enjoy "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" and "Album of Familiar Music." And it's largely because in addition to a superior brand of entertainment, there isn't this background of synthetically controlled handclapping. That claim of the hysterical announcers that "practically all dentists clean teeth with powder" is getting on my nerves though. The truth is that all dentists I've ever known convert their cleaning powder into paste before they apply it to the teeth. IT'S AN OLD IJBGAL CUSTOM, IT APPEARS have a neat little sequel to :my recently recorded story about an early day justice of peace case participated in by Herbert Quick. It reached me from E M. Kisner of Manly and follows: "I notice the item in your column today by Charles Gelo, regarding the time Pat Dougherty and Herbert Quick won a case in a Minnesota justice court by reading a law from the code of Iowa. The story was taken from Quick's autobio- raphy, 'One Man's Life.' 'Though Quick considered the incident worth recording in his autobiography, it is by no means an uncommon practice, even today, for enterprising attorneys to 'ring in' foreign codes or 'green' justices of the peace. I was once the intended victim of a hoax somewhat similar to the one Mr. Gelo described. "Shortly after I assumed the office of justice of the peace of Danville township, Worth county, and before I was familiar with legal procedure, to say nothing of law, I was called upon to conduct a hearing on attachment proceedings. On the face of the law it looked as if the plaintiff had an airtight case. He evidently thought so too, for he neglected to bring- an attorney to the hearing. The defendant appeared with a well known attorney, who carried a massive tome which had a blue denim cover sewed over its buckram binding. "In the course of his pleading, the attorney opened the volume and read a lengthy section which gave a new complexion to the case. I had spent the previous evening studying the laws that governed the case, and I thought I had the subject well in mind, but I could recall no such law as the erudite barristed before me had juat read. Never suspecting a I wish I had a nickel for every apple I ate when I was a kid I could go to Europe on the total. I wish I had a nickel for every time I've sneezed in my lifetime I could get back from Europe. I don't draw pictures and designs on paper while waiting for a phone number Why not? I don't know why not '. .Can any psychologist explain why so many individuals do? I don't believe they can. Never had a pair of spats in my life, never expect to have Never owned a cane, either Nor a derby. A couple of mothers talking about their children never talk about them as lovingly as two pipe-smokers talking about their pipes and the kind of mixture they smoke. OBSERVING hoax, certainly with no thought of entrapping him, but merely to fix the subject matter for future reference, I handed him my code of Iowa, 1931, with the remark, 'Mr. . --, will you kindly mark that section in my code?' "The gentleman of the law was suddenly seized with a fit of stammering, and his face assumed such a hue of red that I verily believe a cigar could have been lit · on it. Taking the book from his hand. I found that it was the code of Wisconsin. "Needless to say, I rendered a decision in favor of the plaintiff." --o-WHAT IS THE AUTOMOBILE MAKER'S RESPONSIBILITY? present the following from Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., presi- ol the General Motors corporation, as an interesting and authoritative statement of the automotive manufacturers' riewpoint as to responsibilities in the national safety equation': "We believe that the automotive industry can best contribute toward safer streets and highways, both for motorists and pedestrians, by building into the cars every practical feature that will make them safer to operate--cars which respond instantly to the control of the driver and which are so strong and well-built that they offer substantial protection to the occupants in the event ofa ccident. "As an important, interested group, the industry recognizes its responsibility on the safety question as a whole and is anxious to co-operate and assist on the two other vital phases of the problem-the education of the driver and the correction of faults in the roads themselves. "We place ourselves, also, squarely behind the efforts of far-sighted public officials to discourage the diversion nf gas tax highway funds-for the plain fact that under such diversion the highway improvement program has not been able to keep pace with the progress in car engineering." WHO CAN TELL ME THE NAME OF IT? am waiting: for some botan- ^ ist to come along and tell *" me what the vegetation is that's made such a good start in the stream bed just below the spring basin in Spring park north of Mason City. Its green shoots last Sunday were well rooted in the soil and its leaves were emerging from the icy water. It isn't my thought that it's any unusual form of plant life. But I would be interested in knowing just what it is that's getting such a head start over other vegetation--except perhaps tulips--here in North Iowa, Answers to Questions FBEDERIC ,). HASKIM PLEASE NOTE--A reader can B ct the answer to any question of fact by writ- Ing Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic .1. HiisUIn, Director. U'asJlIiislon. D. C. rlcase Inclose three (3) cents tor reply. Is a troy ounce lighter or heavier than an ounce avoirdupois ? S. D. It is about one-tenth heavier. A troy pound, however, is lighter, since there are only 12 ounces in a pound troy, and 16 Ounces in a pound avoirdupois. Please give the Chinese names of the months, corresponding to June is the month of the lotus moon. M. B. Holiday moon, budding moon, sleepy moon, penny moon, dragon moon, lotus moon, moon of hungry ghosts, harvest moon, chrysanthemum moon, Kindly moon, white moon and bitter moon. Where is Nine Partners, and why is it so called? N. G. Nine Partners is in 'New York, and was a tract of land given to nine partners, or proprietors, now comprised within the towns of Amenia, Clinton, Stanford and Washington. What can be used In remove old varnish from floors? L. B. Varnish remover: 4 Parts benzol, 3 parts amyl acetate or fusel oil; 1 part carbon tetrachloride or chloroform. After application, let stand a few minutes, and scrape off with dull knife, steel wool or excelsior. Be sure of good ventilation and no open flame. Caustic soda or lye may be used in hot water or starch water. _ Why is the night of "the big wind" in Ireland known to so many Irish descendants in this country?" W. C. The big wind occurred in Ireland on the night of Jan. 6. 1S39. In Limerick, Galway, and Athlone, hundreds of houses were blown down and hundreds more were burned by the spreading of fires from those blown down. It was called the big wind because it was the worst of its kind known to the people of Ireland. The big wind was a recent and memorable event at the time of the Irish emigration to America following the famine of 1845-46, so that its memory has been preserved among the descendants of the emigrants. For whom was the Chase National bank of New York named? Did a Chase found it? W. C. It was organized in 1877 by John and Samuel Thompson, and named for Salmon P. Chase, secretary of the treasury under President Lincoln. Mr. Chase had no official connection with the bank. How much floes it cost to learn to fly? J. P. A survey of flying schools made by the Bureau of Air Commerce shows that the course of instruction in a flying school leading to an amateur pilot license usually takes 10 weeks and costs the student 5276. A private course takes 17 weeks and costs ?505. A course for the limited commercial license requires 20 weeks and costs 5553. A course preparing one for / the transport pilot license requires an average of 46 weeks and costs approximately $1,777. Where did the donkev originate? J. K. The donkey \g a domesticated form of the African wild ass, native of Ethiopia, Nubia and Somaliland. It was probably first domesticated in the valley of the Nile, where it was known and used for centuries in advance of the horse. How many persons derive their income in whole or in part from the federal government? A. R. According to a recent estimate of the National Industrial Conference board, there are 11,120,925 persons receiving all or part of their income from the federal government. When was Barrie's Little Minister first dramatized? E. L. The book was dramatized in 1897. Are there as many women as men who are wage earners in this country? H. R. There are about 10,750,000 female wage earners and about 38,078,000 male wage earners. Agency of the People The Globe-Gazette employs Frederic J. Haskin to give information to its readers. There is no charge except return postage on letters or a small cost price on booklets. Sometimes Mr. Haskin writes a letter, sends a printed circular, or a complete booklet which gives much more information than could be contained in a letter .-- sometimes he sends all three. The idea is to give adequate service to every inquirer. Just now there is great demand for the little pamphlet which explains the federal social securit} 1 act--the new law about unemployment insurance and old-age pensions. If you desire information on this subject send in your name and address with five cents and you will get a prompt reply. Use coupon. Mason City Clobe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 5 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the new booklet "The Social Security Act." Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.) fa If n w ml 1 I'M

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