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- , , , , , "* * MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 23 M 1937 j ; MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. \V. I.EE NEWSPAPER Is5ued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P . LOOM1S - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOHEM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class matter April 17, J830, at the post office- at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PHESS which Is exclusively en titled to the use for publication o£ all news dispatches creditec ' to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all loca . news. , . Full leased wire service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Di . Momcs news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake. . Mason City and Clear by the year ..... .....57.00 by the week OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR tAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OK MASON CITX Per year by carrier ....57.00 By mail 6 months Per iveek by carrier ...-S .15 By mail 3 months Per year by mail ...... $4.00 By mall 1 month OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA .Per Year ..fS.OO Six months ..S3.25 Three months IN ALL STATES OTHER TIIAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr...S 8.00 6 months. -51.50 3 months.. $2. 50 1 month. Lake 5 .15 $2.25 S1.2? S .50 Right Direction, At Least AS. WE move along into 1937, it might not be · ·"· amiss for Iowa to pause long enough to take stock of its efforts in the field of safety. While II 'may not be possible to determine the exact extent of the progress or the retrogression, it should be possible to determine which way we are going-forward or backward. Figures on highway fatalities recently compiled indicate a reduction of 52G deaths from the 576 mark of 1935. The number of accidents reported in 1936 was appreciably greater than in the previous year but there is every reason to believe thai this reflects an improvement in the reporting system rather .than an actual increase in the numbei of accidents. It is reasonable to believe that accidents decreased in proportion to the reduction in fatalities. This reduction is about 10 per cent from the 1935 total of highway fatalities. But because the gasoline consumption in 1936 was appreciably greater than in 1935, the reduction in killings on the basis of total-miles traveled was probably about 12 or 14 per cent. Thus while the country as a whole, and a great majority of the states, show an alarming increase in street and highway slaughter, Iowa turns in a reduction. A great part of the credit for this must be accorded to the highway patrol which has finished its first full year on the highways. If there's a mite of credit left, maybe the Iowa State Safety council and! its county units may claim it. In those counties where an aggressive program of safely has been prosecuted, the results have been uniformly good. But the problem isn't solved by any means. The killings go on--three on the very first day of the new year. It's gratifying to know that we're headed in the right direction but surely there can be no resting on laurels won. About one-third of the slate---considerably more than a third from the standpoint of population-is now organized for a frontal attack oil safety. The job ahead is to organize the remaining counties and see that there is productive activity in every. one of tli? counties organized.;!-. . : . The state legislature is being asked by the Jowa State Safety council to treble the present inadequate force-of highway patrolmen and strengthen existent laws relating to safety in a score of ways. There is''every reason to expect a kindly co-operation in this from the law-makers of the state. But there is still an enormous need for gearing the citizenry of Iowa into a unified program of. safety. It would be- possible by organized action to hold the 1937 highway death toll under 400. Whether this goal is reached depends pretty much on whether the rank and file of lowans can be roused to their responsibilities. Ninety-nine county councils with 1,000. members in cadi council is the best route to a safe and happy Iowa! Alberta's Cold, Gray Dawn I T IS a chilling lesson of experience, but there are no pots of gold at the ends of political rainbows, and Santa Claus does not exist, aside from campaign fairy tales. This is now being borne in upon the citizens of Alberta, Canada, who listened to the siren' song ol the social credit campagin of Premier William Ab erhart, and believed both the tale about the pot of gold and Santa Claus. Mr. Aberhant, a God- fearing Sunciay school teacher, who evidently read the word more carefully than the works of economists, promised a $25 monthly "basic dividend" to every Albertan jf he were elected. He was elected. He said he would need IS months to get the system working. The 18 months will be up March 3. There will be no "basic dividend." Come to find out, after Mr. Aberhart looked into the matter with a view to performance rather than promise, there didn't seem to be any source from which the province of Alberta could get the money. Of course it would--and did--issue scrip. But the scrip promptly lost standing with sellers. The "basic credit" of Alberta might be all right, but when they sold goods they wanted to get regular Dominion money for it. And Alberta somehow couldn't see itself accepting scrip--even its own scrip--for taxes. The province also had to have money to buy ' things, and pay its help. So the idea of issuing "basic credit" in $25 chunks on the scrip basis withered and died. Cigaret papers .would have been just as useful. Mr. Aberhart attempted to dump his troubles in the lap of the man who got him into it--a theoretical writer in England whose book declaring such things could be done appears to be.Mr, Aberhart's only literary acquaintance in the field of economics. He brought the C-ntleman over from England and gave him a job putting his theories into practice. But he couldn't hit the combination, either. It seemed somehow simpler to write about than fo establish the "social credit" idea. Finally the Briton gave up trying, disgusted with the provincial ideas of Alberta's bankers .and storekeepers and workers. With a few snappy and peevish interviews he shook the dust of the Canadian northwest from his feet, washed his hands of the whole scheme, and went home. So there is no gold at the foot of the rainbow, and Santa Claus is dead. And poor Mr. Aberhart has learned a good deal about economics in the school of hardknodts. And the province of Alberta fs bankrupt, repudiating its debts in part, and whooping up taxes instead of creating an earthly paradise. Townsbndltes might take notice--but probably will not. And, of course, the office-seeking prom- Isers will go right on. Nothing like a promise for fitting into office--and the gaudier and more mir- Sculous, .of course, the better it traps.votes. That early day American who observed: "There is no liberty if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powers" must have had a premonition of 1937. Stanley Baldwin is opposed to another world economic conference at this time. Probably on the theory that it would be difficult to find any economics about which to confer. ' · Among our prophets who are silent at the moment are : those who v/ere sure a few months ago that Mr. Parley would never go back into the president's cabinet. Here's news: A University of Chicago athletic team has won an intercollegiate contest. The sport was fencing and the vanquished was Wisconsin. There may be a key in this headline to why vaudeville has lost its oldtime popularity: "Plan Vaudeville Stage-Tour lor Baby Bride." The coach in demand these days is one who can both build character and win games^ The movement is gaining momentum to readmit Maine and Vermont to the union. PROS and CONS UNIVERSITY NEEDS ATTENTION Ward.Barnes in Eagle Grove Eagle: What this legislature should do first is to forget all major spending operations until the state schools have been properly taken care of. The university. has lost 470 of its faculty members in the last two years. There are but 600 men and women on the entire staff. Most of the instructors were lost because they got more money elsewhere. Even a teacher hos ideas of taking care of himself in his old age and bears the pains of leaving dear old Siwash for a more lucrative position elsewhere. The university instructors got a 25 per cent reduction four years rgo. An instructor getting §3,000 thus had a straight cut of 5750. Add to this cut his state income tax imposed two years ago and his sales tax and he finds that he is earning nothing on his educational investment and gets a position elsewhere. The university is operating on the same budget as of 16 years ago and the attendance is double what it was at that time. As President Gilmore has told the legislature, it is obvious that the university has been operating on momentum and cannot continue its high standard much longer. The legislature should forget ear-marking funds from the three point tax law receipts, and other miscellaneous receipts and take care of its educational institutions, Iowa, Iowa State and the Iowa State Teachers college. And do that first. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott CEMETERIES-- EVOWELD -frl IS BECAUSE. BRAVE'S COULD HOT BE. M.QUN-rms BASKETBALL IS PLAYE.O fey MORE. ·HiqH SCHOOLS AMP -THAN AUY CrfHEfe. qAME- pfrlE HAIR'S. '----HOLLOW E.yTEN O 5 u P-ffl ft. oii qri M U P AW'fURoU«tt WHICH-THECRAB '^Sg4? ___ 2-23 ilCHT. I937.~CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION. LEAVE THE CIRCLE ALONE Osage Press: Removing the circle from the heads of party columns will not simplify the ballot. We tried that some years ago, but because of the resultant confusion the circle was restored. It the jallot is to be left in its present long form, it should be left ;aloiie,' then in the course of a lifetime the ordinary voter may learn, to vote correctly. EDITORIAL CONFESSION Primghar Bell: We are told a certain man has complained that this newspaper suppresses some news. He is darned right. If we told half -we know about him and his family, we would either get icked or he would move., out of. town,. depending on how, thick his family ; hide is. ... . " ' · . . , GOOD IDEA BUT WRONG'"TIME Charles .City Press: Governor Kraschel is advocating four year terms for state officers. There may be some merit in this but we prefer to wait until the removal o£ some of the present incum- icnts. Under present conditions state elections annot come too often. . SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT ' Heinbeck Courier: As long as we have to have something .to worry about, isn't it a comfort to worry-, about controlling the big boom that seems o be coming along rather than have to worry about how to get out of the big depression that just passed? . . . HATHER THAN THE PRESIDENT J. B. M. in Lime Springs Herald: This government is a government of the people by the people and for the people. Let us let the people make the changes they may desire in a regular and orderly way... . AN OLD FORMULA STILL HOLDS Goldfield Gazette: It holds good today just as it did 100 1 years ago--the quickest way to collect a crowd is\to give away something to eat, and the quickest way to scatter, a crowd is to pass the hat. WHERE'S ANOTHER LINCOLN? Sioux City Journal: Dr. Glenn Frank, former president of the University of Wisconsin, insists the country needs "another Lincoln," but, like anyone else, he has no idea just where to find him. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG THE CONCENTRATED WEALTH EVIL 3loney Is l i k e m a n u r e , ol r e r y little use except it be spread.--Bacon. Ill fares the land to li.i.ilrmnr ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay. , --Oliver Goldsmith. W HEN the government of old -Egypt fell, 4 per cent of the people owned all the wealth. When the Babylonian civilization collapsed, 3 per cent of the people owned all the wealth. When old Persia went down to destruction 2 per cent of the people owned all the wealth. When 'ancient Greece went down to ruin one- half of one per cent of the people owned all the wealth. When the Roman Empire fell by the wayside 2,000 people owned all the wealth of the civilized .vorld and then followed the Dark Ages from which hey did not recover until wealth was scattered. It is said at this time that less than 2 per cent of the people-control 90 per cent of the wealth of America. The civilization of today is democratized, like to games and unearned doles. How came this Z per cent to own or control 90 per cent of the wealth? By the same means that the previous minorities got control; namely, the xriyer in the hands of individuals or private groups :o issue and control the value and volume of the money of the nation. This right of course, being obtained by bribery, corruption, trickery, treason, murder, etc. The most important thing for those who con- jol and exercise the power of money is to present that understanding and the knowledge of their dentity anoV power from reaching their victims. This and onfy this, is the root and cause of all the gnorance, the confiiction and confusion of thought about money, for the money power relies more on he ignorance of the world than on its money for he continued exercise of its .power. Indeed the gnoranee of the masses is the "golden goose" which ever increases its master's store; an army of forcible feeders in the shape of journalists and university professors is continually engaged in the fattening process. . Yours for God, home and country, ,.R. S. WACKER Garner, Iowa, . ··' · · "j DIET and HEALTH By I.OGAN C L E N D E N I N G , .M. D. HOW WE MAY SAVE OUR EYES OTONE AGE EYES! Our eyes have not improved ^J over those ol the Stone Age, yet we are constantly putting more burdens on them, as pointed out by an editorial in a magazine lor boys. The Stone Age man worked largely in sunlight, although the paintings on the cave walls prove that he made use of-artificial light o£ some kind. His closest work probably was in making tools, binding spearheads, and fishhooks upon instruments with thongs. Most of the work" which, his eyes did was at long distance and put no strain upon his muscles and nerves. Nowadays the printing press and artificial light cause many ,eye troubles. Of course, we would not be without either the printing press or .artificial light. But we shpuld insist on adequate lighting, especially for fine print, proper rest periods, the avoidance o£ too much glossy paper and other assaults upon the sensory mechanism of our eyes. Especially important is proper illumination f o r schoolrooms, Qr. Clendening w!licrl is not always adequate. A large schoolroom with lighting from one wall only, and that uncontrolled direct sunlight, causes a great deal .o£ eye distress. A room of this kind always should supplement its natural lighting with soft artificial illumination on the dark side. 1 Children should never be allowed to read lying down, either on the stomach or on the back, but should be taught early lo read in a sitting posture so as to avoid strain. QUESTIONS FROM HEADERS B. C.: "What effect does drinking a pint or' a half-pint of whisky a day have on man?" Answer: It creates a habit; it diminishes capacity for work; it affects the nervous system, causing tremors; it puts a man in danger of neuritis (paralysis) and cirrhosis of the liver. This is definitely an overdose. Anstie's limit was one and one-half ounces of alcohol a day. C. B.: "Please tell me what causes white spots to appear on the finger nails?" Answer: These are said to be due to small collections of air under the nail. They have no serious significance. EDITOR'S'NOTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr. Clendening can now be obtained by sending 10 cents in coin, for each, and a self-addressed envelope, to Dr. Logan Clendening, in care of Mason City Globe- Gazette. The pamphlets are: "Three Weeks' Reducing Diet," "Indigestion and Constipation," "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene" and "The Care of the Hair and Skin." TOMORROW By CLAItK K I N N A I R D Tyjotable Births--Victor Moore, b. 1876, stage and ·^ photoplay actor . . . Rudolph Ganz, b. 1877, musician and composer. mg: Feb. 24, 1779--Col. George Rogers Clark, 27, sent Lieut. Col. Henry Hamilton, commander of the tortified town of Vindennes, a demand for his unconditional surrender, and got back a note say- "Lieut. Col. Hamilton begs leave to acquaint Col. Clark that he and'his garrison are not disposed to be awed into any action unworthy of British subjects." .Clark's retort was a storm of fire so fierce that within a few hours Hamilton raised the white flag, and the great exploit of Clark and his frontiersmen in capturing the British stronghold and insuring American possession of the mid-west reached its climax. .Feb. 24, 1838--An exchange of words in the house of representatives caused Jonathan Cilley member from Maine, and Willia J. Graves, member from Kentucky, to face each other 80 feet apart with rifles in a duel. They fired three times each. Cilley fell dead.. Graves lived until after the cause of trie argument had been forgotten. Feb. 24, 1938--Maj. Gen. Johnson Hagood was removed from his command in the army for criticism of the administration expenditures. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--He that lilleth his land shall have plenty 'of bread: But he that followcth after vain persons shall r have poverty enough.--Proverbs. 28:19. ^ EARLIER DAYS IN MASON Thirty Ycurs Agi-. Frank R. Carrie was chosen a member of the board of directors by the Iowa Hardware dealers at their meeting this week in Des Moines. J. H. Lepper was elected secretary of the Iowa jewelers at their meeting in Davenport. S. M. Decker is in Eagle Grove today. He has sold the interest he had there in his restaurant and will now confine his attention to his business in the city. Frank Stanbery of Waterloo, a representative of the Bradstreet company, was in the city Sunday visiting . his numerous relatives here abong the Stanbery clan. The snowstorm last night was very. much, heavier west of this point than iiere. Sanborn reports a heavy fall of snow which, however, has not in any way hindered traffic on the railroads. Twenty Years Ago -WASHINGTON-- President Wilson has practically decided to appear before congress prior io its adjournment March 4. and ask for additional authority lo protect American seamen and ships against the German submarine menace. Mrs. Arthur Neilings of Calmar is visiting friends in the city for a few days. Otto Peterson of Si_ux Falls, S. Dak., -is visiting friends and relatives here and at Clear Lake. Kathryn Prilchard of Garner visited for a short time in the city today. Mrs. G. K. Smith of Chicago is visiting relatives in the city for a few days. D. B. Foster of Kansas City, Mo., is in the city on business connected with the plans for the new high school building. Ten Years ABO -Mason City adopted the council-manager form of government by a vote of 1,329 to 1,413 at the special election Monday, thus joining 360 other cities now operating under this system. Mrs. Charles Pearce and her son and daughter, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. G. M. Brown left last night for Albuquerque, N. Mex., and California where they will visit for about six weeks. Albert Hass, supreme president, and A. L. Sherm, supreme secretary, are in Chicago, ioday attending the national convention of the M. B. A. Hamilton's University of Commerce won a return game with Wartburg Normal of Wavcrly 35 to I I last night. MADISON, Wis. -- Iowa lost to Wisconsin 24 to 21 in a Big Ten cage game last night. ALL OF US ily MARSHALL MASMN CABIN IN THE HILLS T THINK of a cabin in the high mountains. I won- A der how it's taking the weight of the winter snow. I planned that cabin, I helped to build it. In a way it's bound up with my pride and my egotism, but I've a warmer feeling for it, too. I want it to be strong, sturdy, able to carry the load of any weight that's put upon it. My own self-respect is bolted into that little structure on that granite hills So I sit here and think of the great blasts of wind that drive against it. I think of the slow fall of snow, of the mountain drifts. . . . I wonder about one corner of it where I set an 8x8-inch post to hold the weight of the floor and the roof. Is it as solid as it seemed? I thinlc about that part . of the roof where it joins an older cabin, where 1 bolted the rafters of the new to the ratters of the old. Is that holding the weight of the snow or has the snow pushed the -cabins apart and smashed them? I'm not anxious. I think the small cabin is carrying the load well enough. But I can't be sure --this is the first winter it has known, its first testing-- and I may have built less strongly than I intended. But even if it does fall, it will not be the fault of the cabin. It will be my fault, the failure of me, the builder. So, it will be an anxious moment for me in the summer, when I go up to the mountains again, an anxious moment when I take - m y first look at the caom and see what the winter has done to it. In a little way, my feeling about the cabin is like the feeling every man has for everything he has helped to build-- for his children growing into maturity, for a business he has made, for his own character. But If a man's cabin is crushed by snow. he can build it again, stronger. If his son weakens, he must stand at his side until he regains his strength. If he himself stumbles, he must do his own rebuilding. The cabin I built is not important, but what it symbolizes is the most important thing in the world. OBSERVING Your Poems Have to Be Appropos of Something ' ·MRto. should make it clear again wSJftg that this department, and I Ss^ think I may say this page, is not interested in poetry as such. Verse is used only when it is ap- propos of some specific cause or situation. Spring's going to be here soon and I know there'll be a flurry of poems inspired by it. A poem containing a suggestion for increasing the number of wildflowers, by way of example, might be acceptable here. But poems dealing in abstract terms with the beauty of nature would find Us way to-the wastebasket, merits. irrespective of its This, I presume, will be identified as an utilitarian viewpoint toward poetry. I freely confess I can't be sure about what is good in poetry. But I can, in a measure, at least, evaluate an idea. Recognizing my limitations, I have decided to stick to my own side of the street. This is one approach to the problem. Another is the one employed by the Northwood Anchor --cited last year as Iowa's best country weekly. In its editorial masthead is this announcement: "Poetry not accepted for free publication. The Anchor and Index does not feature a literary page. For that reason poetry is not accepted for publication except through the advertising department at a charge of 10 cents per line." No. 1 Among Life's Minor Absurdities this latest invention-pi an automatic salt and pepper shaker--is mankind's crowning minor absurdity. Its- purpose, of course, is to eliminate some of the physical labor involved in eating. The device is simple. A little affair dressed up in buttons, . you press one knob and down comes the salt*, you press another knob and down comes the pepper. Shaking is unnecessary. Thus "we have the one- shake, shake-all salt shaker. Of course the complaint most of us will have to register about the salt shaker is that it always seems to be empty. But this is beside the case. What worries us in the present situation is that the invention looks pretty much like another symbol dissolution. In the good, thing as an automatic salt shaker would have been unthinkable. What would Daniel Boone have said about a thing like that? of our gradual old days such .a Grudgingly I Give Kadio Some Credit -- __ am forced--radio die-hard MsSg that I am--to admit that 'SaS^' these past few weeks have seen a perceptible elevation in' the status of radio. You who want to be mean about it will say, "Yeah, the Globe-Gazette got a radio station--that's why." But I had something different in mind. . It hasn't been long since we were regarding automobile radio sefs as extra equipment and somewhat luxurious at that. But since the first of the year lives have depended on such -gerJces, in trucks, boats and launches as well as in passenger automobiles. In the Ohio valley, of a sudden, cars equipped with radio became messengers of rescue which, like Richelieu's first post, braved storm and flood in the night. And when power faded off the lines, battery sets alone could take appeals io someone through the ether. The dabbler with shortwave equipment became the sought- after expert who could search out a like enthusiast in a stricken area. He was contact man for army and coast guard, for government and isolated community. Now he is the official intermediary for the Red Cross as the rehabilitation work proceeds. Thus are the gadgets of yesterday and today transposed and transmuted. And thus is the man with a hobby exalted. --o-Driver's License Was Granted to Blind iMan it from the National i Safety council that one state actually granted a driver's license to a man who is receiving a pension because he is blind. In another state a man who haci never before driven a car ran over and killed a pedestrian on his first trip. The Mason City professional man who passed this information along to me had penciled on the bottom of the sheet this notation: "It should not take a very smart individual to see that one official group--either the commission for the blind or the driver's license agency--must have been off its base." It. isn't hard to understand either why those states without standard driver's license laws arc far behind in accident prevention work. Last year, despite a tremendous increase in travel, states with standard laws showed only a 1 per cent rise in traffic deaths, compared to a 7 per cent increase in states without such legislation. A good drivers' license law will help save lives. ; Answers to Questions By ritEDERIC J. 11ASKIN JPI.KASli NOTE--1\ reader can cet the answer to any question of fact hy w r i l i n e ttic Mnson City Globc-Gnzelle's Information Hnrciut, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, ^V ^ asl^illJton, D. C. Mease seittt Ihreo (:t) cents nosl.ige for reply. How many vacancies have occurred oil the supreme court bench since 1900? G. S. Nineteen. One occurred in 1902, one in 1Q03, one in 1906, one in 1309, three in 1910, one in 1911, one in 1914, two in 1916, one in 1921, Ihree in 1922, one in 1925, two in 1930, and one in 1932. Give the words (o the child's prayer, "Now I lay me," which do not include "If I should die." I. B. There are several versions with different endings. One is "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep; And in the morning when I wake, Help me be good for Jesus' sake." What became of the Lindbergh ransom money held as evidence by the state of New Jersey? C. F. On June 8, 1936, Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck of Hunterdon county turned over the §14,665 in ransom money to a representative of Colonel Lindbergh's. How many amendments to the constilulion have been submitted to congress? D. G. Since 1787, there have been 3,759 such proposals. So far, only 21 have been made part of the highest law of !he Jatid. Is.the original copy of Benjamin Franklin's epilaph far himself in existence? E. H. The original manuscript is now in the collections of Yale university. Wliat are some of the more important products derived from the peanut? L. 3. Some 300 useful products have been made from or with peanuts, it is claimed, including butter, cheese, candies, coffee, pickles, oils, dyes, lard, shaving lotions, flour, soap, breakfast food, linoleum, ink and even axle grease. Paper is made from peanut shells. The peanut crop in U. S. is worth about $60,000,000 annually. Give some information about Elizabclii Hau-es, Ihc dress designer. E. HI. Elizabeth Hnwes was born at Ridgewoocl, N. J., Dec. 16, 19D3, the daughter of John and Henrietta Houston Hawes. She attended Ridgewood high school and received an A. B. at Vassal- in 1925. In 1930 she was married to Ralph Jester. Who composed the first oratorio? W. II. Cavalieri's Representation of Spirit and Body, about 1600, is considered to be the first oratorio. How Jong did It (alee Christopher Columbus to cross the ocean In 1492? S. B. About 70 days. Do all army flyers have fo be able to use a parachute? It. H. All are parachute jumpers. Why is the oak tree symbolic of ffoort luck? H. INT. The oak was regarded as n -sacred tree by the druids, and many curious beliefs in ils power to bring good fortune are current. Among (he Kentucky mounta'm- it'is said that washing in water that stands in an oak slump' will remove freckles. It is considered lucky for a miner to skiir his back on an oak board. What arc the lowest and highest number of variations a second that c a n ' b e heart! by the human ear? II. S. Lowest sound heard by the average ear is 20 vibrations a second, and the highest, 29,000. Is Harry Sfillwell Edwards who wrote "Eneas Africanus" still writing- for newspapers? J. W. The author contributes a column to the Atlanta Journal called "Coming Down My Creek." How many bachelor kings had England had before Edward VUI? M. H. Three since 10GG who remained unmarried--William II, Edward V, and Edward VI. Several other kings were unmarried when they ascended the throne, but were married during their reigns. Is it correct to use the word enthuse? W. H. It is not in good usage. What is the name of Hie foahy adopted by Gracic Allen anil Georffe Burns? E. H. They have adopted two children, Sandra, 2, and Ronald, 1. Was Edward Everett a. pupil of Daniel Webster's? S. E. He was a pupil in a Boston school in which- Daniel Webster taught in the absence of his brother, Ezekiel. Do You Know Europe? When it is noon in Washington what time is it in Madrid? In London? In Moscow? Do ynu know the 200 largest cities of Europe? Do you know what countries owe us 22 billion dollars? Which are the two longest rivers in Eui-ope, and what is their mileage? These questions are all answered in the Map of Europe which the Globe-Gnx.ette is offering to its readers for a nominal cost and postage charge. Have this excellent big map mailed to your home. Order today The price is only 10 cents, postpaid. Use the coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau Fredric J. Haskin, director Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for the Map of Europe. Name Street Cily Stale · ·(Mall to Washington, D. c;f

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