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MARCH 10 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE QJJj* OJttu A Lee Syndicate Newspaper ' : Issued Every Week Day by the ' MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 221-123 East State St Telephone No. 3800 WILL F. MUSE.... J Editor W. EARL KALL............Managing Editor LEE P. LOOMIS. .Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tlie 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. ^ $7.00 SUBSCRIPTION BATES Daily, per year. . ...... . .......... · Daily, per week. .....' Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Daily, per year by carrier ....... .............. 57.00 Daily, per week by carrier. . .................... 15 Daily, per year by mail ........................ 4 -°0 6 months, 52.25; 3 months, 51.25; 1 month ....... .50 Outside 100 mile'zone, daily, per year ....... .... 6.00 6 months... ..... $3.25 y 3 months ........ 1.75 Entered at tho Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as . Second Class Matter , He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.--VOLTAIRE 1 OUR VIEW OF PREPAREDNESS T HE Iowa Federation of Women's clubs has gone on record in support of optional training at Iowa City and Ames. Mrs. d'A. Knutson of Clear Lake, as chairman of the committee on state legislation, presented the resolution as a "move toward peace." If optional training is a "move toward peace," why not do away with military training altogether? Obviously it's the training rather,than the compulsory quality of it that is objectionable because the persons, who are objecting to "required military drill" understand quite well that "required physical training would be substituted. While we are not in a position to say definitely what is in Mrs. Knutson's mind or in the mind of those associated with her- on-the federation committee, it is clear enough that the professional pacifists/such as Frederick J. I:ibby look upon this proposal of ".optional drill" as a flank attack on the whole institution. Changing to such a basis is tantamount to destroying drill. Frankness on this point would be more admirable than this patent subterfuge. Why not proceed from an assumption that military drill is either good or bad? If it is good, let's give, it an ungrudging support. And if it is bad, let's do away with it. Let's not' subject our boys to it. If the debate could start from this'point, the Globe- Gazette would.be perfectly willing to argue the affirmative. And to begin it, we. would state our theory of preparedness, which briefly is this: We do not believe that preparedness for war as a world proposition is any guarantee of peace. To the contrary, we believe that preparedness to fight in- creases'the likelihood that- there will be fighting. The whole history of civilization up to this point bears out this view. And it's strictly'a paclflntlc view, one that would oe concurred in by every_Ubby and Catt and craft. It appears to yield much, but in every concession there is a clause which withholds the reality of power. It need not be doubted that Gandhi recognizes these jokers as much as anybody. But he must,know, tho he will not say, that an independent India is still impossible. It would mean prompt chaos, as he well understands. So he accepts a settlement which saves his face and. gives him a hollow victory, but .does not actually endanger the stability which is built upon British rule of India. The next clash in India will be between the natives rather than Hindu arid Briton. There are two great splits in the material from which tlie new self-governing dominion of India is to be created--one the often- patched but never healed religious difference of Hindu and Moslem, the other the difference between the democratic self-government of the British-ruled parts of India and the old-style Oriental despotisms of the Indian native states which are to be included in the united India the round-table plan proposes. Gandhi and his Hindu following constitute only one element in the puzzle-picture which must be solved before the new India emerges. ALL HONOR TO THE VICTORS TN WINNING °the sectional basketball tournament here Saturday night, Garner's nigh school basketball team played a hard, clean game. The fact that the odds were against them seemed to make the Hancock county boyg battle the harder. While some may, and doubtless do, feel that the local five is capable of playing a better game than it displayed Saturday night, the factrremains that Garner won fairly in the particular game that was being played and, by the only Jcnown basis of appraising the relative strength of competitors in athletics, proved itself the better team. Garner is deserving of North low'a's support in the tournament competition ahead. Sheffield too will have the good wishes of local fans as it takes its next step of tourna- THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley ment play. OUR FIGURE WAS TOO,HIGH TN AN editorial recently the Globe-Gazette made ref- erencc to the expense involved in the current investigation of the University of Iowa. In this article it was stated'that the daily cost was ?2,000. This .was in error, the.figure being more nearly 51,000 a day. Our attention has been called to'the mistake by a member of the state board 'of education, who like ourselves, wished to b3 fair. This correction is .being made without request from those who are prosecuting the investigation. . %OOFY*DUMKOPF, AMATEUR FRACTURED AN INDEX. FINGJErS ANO A V-/-CWa Thin In a special department le»oteI solely to Ihe handling of queries. Tlila paper Dais at your disposal the services ol an extensive organisation m Washington to servo you In any capacity Hint relates to Information. This service la tree. aliin to make nse of It deprives you of benefits lo which you are entitled, lour obligation It only Z cents In coin or utanips Inclosed with your Inquiry for direct reply. Address the Olohe-Gaietle Information Hurenu. Frederic J. IlasUn, IHreclor, Washington, I. C. Q. Who announced tho Vatican program in New York for NBC? A. L. I. A. Alois Havrilla. · Q. Who Is the wealthiest Negro in U. S.? M. M. A. Edward H. Morris, a Chicago attorney, is supposed to have a fortune approximating $3,000,000*. Q. What are the names ot the new national forests recently created in Michigan? G. M. A. Hiawatha, Ottawa and Marquette. Q. What girl played In "Tho Sing- Ing Fool," with Al Jolson and Jo- sophino Dunn? C. W- , A. Betty Bronson played the role of the girl who finally married Al Jolson in the end of the mobion picture, "The Singing Fool." Q. What is a patent medicine? j. s. r. A. A medicinal formula oil which a patent has been obtained. Q. Was the davenport named for Inventor? A. M. A, This form of couch is a comparatively modern piece of furniture and was not named for the inventor, Pavenport. The davenport which is named after the inventor a style of writing desk, small, generally ornamented, and intended for a boudoir. Q. Who wrote "Sheridan's Hide?" M. M. A. T. Buchanan Reed. General Philip Henry Sheridan's famous ride thru Winchester, his enthus- astic reception at the hands of his :roops, his remarkable success in urning a disastrous rout into a bril- ant victory, formed a dramatic pisnde of the Civil war. Q. Who coined "Americanism?" T. N. OTHER EDITORS DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLBNDENING, M. D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clcndenlng cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general Interest, however, they will be taken up. In order. In the daily column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan ClendenlnK, care of The Globe-Gazette Write legibly and. not more than 200 words. EARLIER DAYS Being a Unlly t'onipllniion of Intereatlnff Hems from the "Twenty Years Ago*' Flics of tho Gloe-Goictte, ·MARCH 10, 19U" ) , - . * . ^ ~ ~ So much for the theory. Now for fc. consideration of ';the;undebatable realities. First of. all, it is evident that the world at large is still staking its reliance in force. United States finds itself in the society of great nations which every, year are adding to their military machinery rather than subtracting. Europe today has more men and preparedness to tight than it ut irst To money invested in had in 1914. United States was , confronted with two possible courses with respect to military policy. It could establish and maintain a great army. Or it could train a nucleus of leaders and rely for the backbone of its army in the event of war upon volunteer or conscripted soldiers. It decided upon this latter course. And in the carrying out of this policy, important emphasis attaches to the military training in' colleges. In the last war, all statements to the contrary notwithstanding, the products of military training became able officers over night. And they would in the future. The live possibility that a need will arise some day is the one and only reason 'for military training, as the Globe-Gazette views the matter. But this is of enormous importance, touching as it does our very national security. When America is able to induce European nations to reduce armies to a minimum and limit sea armament to actual police needs, we should be perfectly ·willing to substitute a good course in physical training for military training. And we wouldn't want it "optional" either. If we were in contact with somebody who had . smallpox, we'd all sense the danger of getting the disease ourselves. If there were known to be thieves in one's neighborhood, argument wouldn't be necessary to get us to lock our doors. Strange then it ia that our sense of business and logic leaves us completely when we consider our position in a world made up of armed nation's. Ability to protect ourselves from a clear-cut danger is of infinitely greater value than the uncertain exemplary value which might come from either weakening our defenses or laying down arms altogether. All of this, we believe, should be and has not been considered sufficiently by the good women for whom Mrs. Knutson is speaking, at this lime. Incidentally, it is interesting to reflect on the fact that the Morrill act, which governs the conditions of military drill in land grant colleges, was made law by and had the approval of Abraham Lincoln, the greatest pacifist -- in the deepest sense of the word -- since Jesus Christ. CHILDREN FIRST Journal ot Education: In the face of danger or disaster on a sinking ship we would strike down anyone who attempted, to save himself at the expense of a child. Children come first not only on sinking ships but in our hearts, our homes, our schools, and our churches. They are first. The race qan save itself -can lift itself higher -- only as children are lifted up. In this unique period of depiession with its extreme want on one side and its extreme fortunes on the other, many schools are carried down to disaster -their doors closed -- their funds cut off. Boards of education and .other publjc officials are often hard pressed - no^Jiflf o«J ito^yeuo, the- kiek ·Justice by ;the'child iris ''necessary to, do Justice by the child's teacher. Teachers have never had full justice. Their salaries have always been low compared with their training and their heavy responsibilities. They have never been able to maintain the standard of living which the character of their work calls for. We have never given to our American rural communities the leadership of a stable, wellpaid, welltrained teaching profession. To reduce teachers' salaries, now would be to weaken our first and last line of defense and 1 to cripple the very institution -- the common school -- to which we must look for the training in skill and in character to enable us to rise above present conditions. Teachers know thiff but they do not always make it plain to other citizens of the community. This is the time when the schools need to keep close to the homes; when every teacher needs, to realize that he must interpret his service in terms of its human significance ana 1 values if he is to save the schools and protect the rights of the children 1 . Copy this editorial and take it to members of the school board, the editor, and 1 other leading- citizens. Tell them about your own work -- the fascinating story of what you are doing to help young people to become masters of themselves. Let's keep the children first. -- J. E. M. - FREAK DIETS NOT HELPFUL GREAT DEAL of comment has been aroused in medical circles by the address delivered at the British Medical association at Winnipeg last year. The orator was Dr. Robert Hutchinson, one of the best-kn'own and most honored of English practitioners. ___ He borrowed his thesis from G. K. Chesterton, "Of all human things, the search for health is the most unhealthy." On this basis he decried the attempts being made to educate the public about health .-matters. The pld-faabjoneiT ignor- ; .4l£3 : - about" *-lie nipt v- matte rs -.·'· was probably better, tie said; and made people more healthy than the modern habit of widespread discussion. The official organ of the American Medical association commented on this by saying that probably many physicians would agree because they see so much imaginary · illness and hypochondriasis created too Dr. Clendening*" , much health literature. SCHOOL BOARDS AND RELATIVES Lake Mills Graphic: Bonstetter, member of the house from Kossuth county, made it unpleasant for a lot of Iowa people when he introduced a bill making it contrary to public policy for school boards to select teachers related to any member thereof nearer than the third degree. The proposition created considerable of a stir in legislative circles and there wag a scene of relief when the judiciary committee voted' the measure out for indefinite postponement. · NEEDS DRASTIC TREATMENT Wright .County Monitor: A bill, introduced by Representative Long of Mason City, passed the Iowa house last week. It provides that any physician failing to report a case of social disease shall have his license revoked for one year. Such a law may'be considered drastic, but it's a case calling for drastic treatment. Annually untold thousands of innocent women and children are made to suffer from this disease. Dr. Hutchinson had much to say about food fads and the fussy arrangement of dietaries. "Likes and dislikes should be listened to," he said, about food. "They are Nature's indications of what probably agrees or disagrees. As to 'calories,' our appetite was given us to tell us how much food we need in health, and is usually a trustworthy guide. Leave raw vegetables, except salads, to the herbivorous animals, and let the vitamins look after themselves." . v I agree with much, nearly all, that Dr. Hutchlnson says. So long as you are healthy, are not losing weight, have a good appetite and a clear mouth, skin and bowels, it is much better to give no thot to your 'food, and certainly you should not try to meddle with it by attempting scientific regulation. One difficulty is that in this country, at least, as a practical fact, there is an enormous amount of faddist dietary advice offered to the public. .And, Dr. Hutchinson and his warnings to the contrary, this advice is likely to be followed unless counteracted by dependable statements of another kind. The amount of irresponsible dietetic literature going around is appalling. If there were no mitigating influence it might do a great deal of harm. For that reason I believe a column such as I try to conduct, which attempts to give only the best-founded advice, is justified. A GOOD APPOINTMENT Allison Tribune: Willard Archie of Sidney, the latest appointment of Governor Turner to the highway commission, is a high type young- man who came up from the ranks and made good in newspaper work in the Governor's home' town of Corning, It was a purely personal appointment by the governor but ne named a good man. Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America It would be very easy for me to do otherwise. I could probably make a much more interesting column if I solemnly assured you that you could take off fat around the hips by dieting and not take it off any other, place. I would probably have more readers and more people trying out my system. Just because I do not recommend a sure-fire diet to get rid of all skin diseases is not because I have not heard of any such diets. I have, but solid experience shows that they are more hope than realization. There are the no-ipeat faddists, and the no-white- bread faddists, and raw food faddists, and hip and bust frauds, and as long as they exist there is necessity for reminding the public of the facts. Editor's Kotf: Six pamphlet* by Dr. ClencJenlng con now be obtained by sending.30 cents in coin for each and a self-nri- tlrcased, atampcd envelope, to Dr. Logan deadening, In care of this paper, or Central Press Asfioclatlon, 1-135 East Twelfth street, Cleveland, Ohio. The pamphlets are: "Intllfieatlon and Constipation," "ReduclnR and Galntnp," "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Treatment ot Diabetes." "Feminine Hy- Elene' and "The Care of the Hair and Skin." The Elks herd was voluminous last evening attracted by the election of officers. The election was spirited, especially on secretary and trustee but the rivalry was good iatured. The following officers were chosen: E. R., F. G. Duffield; B. L. K., H. .V. Rule; B. L,. K., Fred D. Blake; secretary, Harvey Bryant; trustee, T. A. Potter; delegate, Tracy M. Stevens, and alternate, George M. Prince. A social session followed tho election and the antlered tribe was entertained bj the Quaker quartet now singing at the Princess one by Messrs. Power, Dent and Keeler, whose musicianly entertainments the brotherhood has been Indebted to on various occasions. The Chautauqua club will be entertained llonday afternoon at the home of Mrs, Steinberg. Mesdame Lepper and Starr are leaders. .... -'.; · · Mrs. Otto L-ueders of West Eleventh-street is host ess ou Monday afternoon to the Twentieth Centur club for the regular study of the lesson. Mrs. Bagley 13 leader. Dr. Albert, city physician, is in receipt of the results of a series of testa made by Dr. Thomas of the state pure food commission of milk taken from a number of wagons of the local dairymen. The results of the tests were good save in one particular where the per cent was about 3. All the others gave a test of practically 4 per cent butterfat while one went as high as 5 per cent. The inspector found no fault as to cleanliness. From the tests Mason City is getting a good milk supply. Harry Keeler arrived home last evening from a professional trip to Lake Mills. Charles Files, a well-known farmer who lives north of the city, was injured this forenoon in a runaway accident in which he was thrown from the wagon. His injuries were dressed by a physician and at last report were not considered serious. Mrs. Clarence White and baby of Fort Dodge\arc in the city the guests of Mrs. White's mother, Mrs. Weigle, for several days. The Travelers Protective association of Iowa will meet in Mason City for the state convention May 6. Arrangements were made for this at the meeting, o£ post A Saturday evening which was the occasion of the election of officers also. The plans for the convention which will last for one day and will be attended by about 200 men will be the business session in the forenoon, luncheon at 1 o'clock and an auto tour over the city in the afternoon. The local Commercial club will furnish the luncheon. Committees were named to make arrangements. The officers elected were: President, Jacob E. Decker; vice president, W. F. Bieber, and secretary-treasurer, J. F. Taylor. A petition Is being circulated in the interest of the candidacy of Dr. W. J. Egloff for park commissioner to succeed William Smith, 'who has moved from the city. Dr. Egloff has displayed commendable interest in public parks and he assures his friends that if chosen to the place he will give the matter the time A. Dr. Witherspoon, president of Princeton, about 150 years n.go. . How big a trunk did the Charter Oak"have? Jl D. K A. It was nearly 7 feet in diameter. It was in Hartford, Conn., and blew down in a storm on Aug. 21, 1856. Its age was computed to nearly 1,000 years. A section of .he trunk has been preserved in the rooms of the Connecticut Historical society; the remainder was kept or sold for small sonuvenirs. In a hollow of this tree was concealed tho charter of Connecticut, rescued from Andros in 1,687, according to tradition. Q. Wtmt is tho term for couplets of words that are closely connected thru use, such as bread and butter? P. C. A. Correlative nouns. Q. How fast does the average piissenger ship travel? B. L. A. Between 15 and 16 knots an hour. The speed of one knot is the speed of one nautical mile, 6080.27 feet an hour. CJ. Who Invented tho banjo clockTM P. C. A. Simon Willard, in 1801. Q. What kind ot speaking voicei did Gonern! Grant have? C. H. A. Quiet, low-pitched, always well controlled. A. Wns Jefferson reluctant to relinquish the pfHco of president? A. On this subject Jefferson wrote to his friend Dupont de Nomours: "Never did a prisoner, released from his chains, feel sucli relief as I shall on shaking off the shackles of power." Q. Isn't it tho tendency to employ younger persons In preference to older? E. L. S. A. From 1890 to 1920 the proportion of men between 45 and 64 years of age gainfully employed in all occupations except agriculture increased by more than 23 per cent. While results of the 1930 census are not yet available, this same tendency is indicated by n study of employes covered by group insurance policies o£ six Insurance companies in 1D23 and 1928. This revealed that thruout the period of five years every age group over 40 showed an increase in employment. There is evidence that employes are staying on their jobs longer and growing old in service in the report that the rate of turnover in labor in 1928 is about half of'that In 1923. Q. How docs ono apply for entrance in tho Warner Brothers School of Acting? 3. M. A. The Warner Brothers First National School of Acting is maintained for the Ingenues and juveniles under long-term contract in that studio and it Is not opened to the general public. Practically nil of the studios maintain some kind of a teacher of dramatics. Q. In what year did Aaron Burr's trial take place? A. Aug. 3 to Aug. 31, 1807. BO-BROADWAY -By JOSF.l'H VAN N EW YORK,, March 10.--Accord- I ing to the fashion ; committee of the New York Custom Cutters, spring styles in men's clothes will reflect the return of optimism to the stock market. "The motto for 1931" they declare, "will be, 'Let us be gay.' No more sackcloth and ashes. Even in business wear, men's clothes will be much less somber. "The festive new fabrics for spring are going to proclaim the gospel of confidence. This summer will see a return of plaids and checks." Let's hope that the Custom Cutters are right. Let us also hope that "the return of checks" will be confined to clothes. QPEAKING OF CLOTHES--Ev- O ery time a New York woman buys an article of wearing apparel she pays a bonus for the privilege of changing her mind. - Shoppers in the Big Town have developed the return habit oil everything from Oriental rugs to sheet music; but it is particularly the bringing- back of coats, suits and dresses that has frazzled the merchants' nerves. DtlSINESS AS IS--They tell uf a D charming young suburbanite out Westchester way who wore her new tweed suit into town twenty- four toours before sue decided to de- turn ' It; to' the J Fifth.;Avemie where she had an account.' stofa "It's just that I am not happy in this suit," she said. "Yes. I'va paid $75 for It, and you've altered it, and It fits; but I don't enjoy it the way I do most of my things." "We'll take back the suit, madam," said the store manager, probably adding to himself: "Better 1 a loss we can reckon in dollars and cents than the loss of that intangible thing--the store's good-will in the nebulous zone of this young woman's acquaintances." » * · T O BE TRODDEN ON--The largest hand-tufted rug ever woven in a single piece is in the process of completion for the main lobby of the new Waldorf-Astoria. The weaving requires 10 months, with 30 artists devoting" their entire time to the work. The hand tufting involves the tying by hand of 12,600,000 knots--the same process employed as hiis been followed ia Persia and thruout the Orient, for centuries. , The carpet is to be an adaptation of a remarkable Persian garden covering made in Kirman about 1640. Its dimensions will be 70~fcet by 50, comprising part of the 75 miles of carpet being made for tha entire hotel. A VICTORY FOR JOHN BULL rpHE Gandhi settlement in India is hardly to be re- *· garded as anything but a triumph for the British. By granting such demands of the Mahatma as release of political prisoners and the right to make salt they have obtained Gandhi's signature to a tentative acceptance of the round-table plan for revising the government of India. Since this plan includes a self-governing India whose military, fiscal and foreign affairs remain in British hands, it is obvious that Gandhi has fallen far short of his original demand for Indian independence. Gandhi in a statement says that he is still for independence, but he says it can only be attained by cooperation with th3 British, which is vague enough to suit nn old-style imperialist of the Kipling sort. The settlement is a typical example of British state- SPECIAL PROVIDENCES. . (Rend Luke 18:1-9. Text, Luke 6:43). Cast out - first the beam out of thine own eye. In "The Bridge of-San Luis Key" we have an interesting study of an old question. Why are certain people visited with calamity? That it is a special judgment for particular sins is the familiar conclusion. So Job's friends became ."miserable comforters" in his affliction. Jesus corrects and rebukes this disposition to pass judgment on the unfortunate. He does not attempt to clear up the mystery, He only says that it is more important to repent than to judge. He even goes on with a parable to the effect that God's judgments are held in merciful abeyance. We are all under suspended sentence, in order that we may repent. It Is judgment rather than charity that should begin at home. Prayer: Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Amen. and thot necessary. Plans have been formulated by the local lodge of Knights of Columbus for tho erection of a new home for the order on the corner of Main and Fourth streets. The building is to be 44 feet front with an extension of 150 feet and to.be three stories high. The material used will be brick. Present plans for the building provide for two storerooms on the ground floor, the second floor for living apartments and the third floor for lodge rooms. It is expected that the building will be ready for occupancy by this fall. Work in excavating for the basement will probably begin next week. Who's Who and Timely Views URGES CONDITIONS SAFEGUARDING HEALTH OF WOMEN. By MISS MARY ANDERSON Director, Federal Women's Bureau. Mnry Anderson wns born nt LlcllinnlnR. Sweden, A UK* 27. 1872. She cnme to the United Stales at the ORC of 1ft, and entered the Rfirmcnt making industry at West Pullmani Chicago. L-alcr she wns In a shoe factory lor 18 yc.ars. Then she traveled t h r u n u t Ihe United Slnles aa an or^finlzer of women In the National Boot and Shoe Workers' union. Serving na assistant to the chief of the women's bureau, department of labor, for a time, shn was appointed director In 1030, which post she has since held. She Is a member of several national labor and other organizations. Copyrighted ID3L JUST FOLKS By EIJQAR A. CitlKS'i ARGUMENT The dandelion to the daisy said: · "There is no Heaven for you, Who would be crowned when he is dead Must wear a golden hue." The timid daisy answered low: "In spotless white we're dressed That all upon the earth may know God loves the daisies best!" -A cynic bee who passed that way Said: "What poor fools are these! It makes no difference how they pray, Heaven is reserved for bees." , "We shall in glory stand arrayed When this brief life Is gone. Flowers arc but things which God has made For us to feed upon!" YOU'RE THE JUDGE ·THE PINE HILLS MALT AND HOPS COMPANY 1 had entered into a contract for the sale of a number of barrels of hops to be delivered to the Alehouse Bottling company over a period of years. Several shipments had been made and payment for them received; but one day there came notice from the Pine Hills company saying that it would not ship any more, the contract notwithstanding, nnd advising the Alehouse Bottling works to make arrangements to purchase hops elsewhere. This seemed -strange to the Alehouse company, so it instructed its lawyer to file suit. At the trial the Pine Hills company, in its defense, argued that the Alehouse company could not sue at once, but must wait until the shipments were due prior to filing suit. This was the question presented to the court. How would you decide this case? Make up your mind before you read the decision, The decision: The court held that the Alehouse company could aue at once. The Judges reasoned thus: It one party makes absolute renunciation of ft contract the re. nunclallon constitutes a hrcacli Justifying an Immediate action far recovery. By acting nn such a repudiation at once, an Injured party may succeed In Icosealng tfce Injurious effects. T HE Important step today is not to question women's right to engage in industrial work or gainful occupation, but to safeguard such bread-winning efforts with working conditions conducive to health and comfort. Though women are a negligible feature the picture of the main industries of West Virginia--coal mining and lumber--they nevertheless play an indispensable role as wage earners in those gainful activities that form the backbone of everyday living and thriving in the state. West Virginia, though not ranking among the largest women-employing states, shows today a total of about 83,000 women in paid jobs, an increase of almost 41 per cent in the past decade, according to the census. Just what proportion of these women are numbered among industrial workers is not yet ascertainable, but in 1920 almost two-fifths of the women wage earners of the state were in the producing and distributing trades, that is,In mamifact uring largely ns factory operatives in trade chiefly ns saleswomen, in transportation with the great majority ns telephone operators, and In clerical service. t - West Virginia is shadowed by tha fact that it is one of only fout? states in the country totally devoid of laws limiting the hours of women's labors, thereby permitting employers to work women whenever, and as long as they please, despite menaces to the health of the women, and their children, the future workers and citizens. Nor is the state, it appears, among those that have taken the progressive step of legally requiring that occupational diseases be reported, although it numbers among its industries certain ones whoso character stresses the need and importance of such measures. Manufacturing enterprises showed in 1D20 a total of 9,000 women employes in West Virginia. Tho manufacture of clay, stone and glass accounted for 1,837 women, textile mills for 1,103, metal shops for 894, cigar and tobacco factories for 677, and the clothing trade for ! 652. Only 207 women were reported j in the lumber and furniture indus- ' tries. Less than 300 were connected with mining activities, as contrasted with about 103,000 men, but women are prohibited by law from\ working underground in mines.

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