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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 1 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. WCK NEWSPAPER laaued Every W«eK Day jy t5e . MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY J21-123 EMI State Str«t Telephone Mo. 3800 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS whlcn Is Bclusively enUtled to the use for pullcatloa ot *U "«»'« dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited to this paper. and all local news. · MEMBER. IOWA DA1LV PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Motoes ottvs and business ottices at 405 shops Building. Oes Mason City and Clear LaRe, te the year ......... $7.00 : · OCTSIDE MASON t Pet year by carrier ..... J7.00 Per weX by carrier .... 5 .33 Per year by mall ........ J4 00 ° * JP«r year... -J6.00 SUBSCRIPTION BATES Manor, city taA Clear .. by tie week S AND (.'LEAH LAKE By mall G months $2.26 By mall S months $1.25 ,, ,. By mall \ month I .BO OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Six months $3.23 Three. monUw...St.'0 , I .15 MARCH OF PROGRESS pECENT developments from scientific research in ··^various fields of physics and chemistry are beginning to produce startling results as yet little known to the public, but promising tremendous changes and improvements in the economic scheme of things. A safety glass that actually stretches, so 'elastic is it and so so thoroughly proof against shattering, has recently been described in the news. A pane of it will bulge six inches under impact without breaking, and return it to its normal shape. It utilizes a chemical known as "vinyl--whatever that may mean to a layman. This stretchy glass is now in commercial production. And so it goes down the line. New developments --fruit of the depression, many of them--are begin' ning to appear with bewildering speed. Just as the stream-lined speed trains have revolutionized railway passenger business in the last couple of years, so these many developments promise enormous advances in a hundred fields. For agriculture they point to a rapid change from the philosophy of cutting acreage and plowing under cotton and little pigs to cut production down to the dimensions of a dwindling market They promise that instead of being paid for producing less, the farmer will shortly be stretching his production earnestly under the urge of industrial demand for his products-not for food but for the source material of synthetic reams,' plastic, alcohols and oils of which only the laboratories know at presem^ To workers and to industry it means many more jobs in new industries, and in the construction of plant and equipment for these industries; it means a demand .for experts of another sort, for chemists and engineers and technicians. Probably we shall be surprised with the rapidity .of these developments. Many are already beyond the laboratory stage and actually in production. And .many more are emerging speedily, under the benefi- cdent influence of easy money conditions that make financing possible. As usual, the hardships and scratching of the depression has brought forth a new burst !of commercial vigor and energy. Politics- is wasting our money, but private enterprise is busy again at the old job of increasing our annual income and total wealth. HIS WORD ISN'T FINAL P REMIER HIROTA, new head of the Japanese government, makes a sensational speech in which he says bluntly "there will be no war while I am premier." The, world will applaud the sentiment, and it may .do lnuch to restore confidence in the immediate future of fithe Far East. - . . : ·,,-; But can Hirota make good on that promise?' In the : same newspaper in which the statement appears Moscow dispatches tell of a raid across the Siberian border by Japanese troops, attacking a small frontier post of the Russians. Lives were lost on both sides. Apparently Russia is not going to take the matter up and make something of it. She has just accepted Japanese terms for a boundary dispute negotiation. But it illustrates the difficulty of a Japanese premier in making such a broad pledge as Hirota's. If he could control the army he might be able to do it with luck. .But with the Japanese army independent of all government, doing exactly as it pleases, and able to wreck any cabinet by the lunatic murders of its junior officer personnel, it looks like a tough job. "There will be no war while I am premier," says Hirota. But premiers who get in the way of the army don't last long in Nippon. «»»·. FARMING'S OUTLOOK TN this special edition of last year, this writer alluded * to the special consideration of the farm cause by both major parties as the most encouraging single element of the entire agricultural situation. What was true then is true in even increased measure at this time. Much water has flowed over the dam--or under the bridge, depending on which school of speech you subscribe to--since this time in 1935. First of all, triple A was the law of the land and its constitutionality was not 'generally questioned. This was, of course, before the death of NRA. With the stamp of unconstitutionality upon AAA, there was alacrity on the part of both parties to substitute the soil conservation program proposed by Frank O. Lowden of Illinois almost 10 years ago. It avoids the principal points which invalidated triple A. How effective the ill-fated AAA program was and how effective the new soil conservation program will be are matters which lend themselves to spirited debate. But it isn't debatable that agriculture as an industry occupies a favored position today. Both parties by word and deed are committed to an economics in which farming is the keystone. When a candidate says he is for the Townsend plan "or any other plan that will provide social security," he proves how great .is his appetite for office. The two principal arguments against the direct primary are, one, that it's costly and, two, that its results are almost uniformly bad. Those two congressional names, Gassaway and Maverick, have served to bolster our waning belief in the divine fitness of names. There should be governors for reckless drivers as well as for motors. Or maybe guardians would be more satisfactory. .Best way to keep on being for Townsendism is to keep your eye off Albert and its "social security" fiasco. 'Who does Alias Jay Franklin consult before he write* bis pieces--ResfonJ, Henry or Franklin 0? The PROS and CONS [DAILY SCRAP BOOK ON THE ART OF THROWING DOLLARS C. D. Hendrickson in Long Beach, Calif., PressTelegram: The fact that one Walter Johnson threw a silver dollar across the RappaJiannock has, for some reason or other, been featured extensively in the daily press. Perhaps the news' value was in the fact that It was his own dollar, or maybe that some one still had a dollar, but if he is attempting to hang up some kind of a record, I would cite the fact one Franklin Roosevelt has thrown away tons of them, farther and to less effect. He has been indulging In this outdoors pastime for three years now and his suddenly announced policy of economy may be caused by the fact that they are not his dollars. IL reiaaiiw oae vt iie small boy who, upon being asked by the visiting parson as to what he intended to be when he grew up, answered that he intended to be a pirate until he was old and about to die, and then he was going to turn to the Lord. In any case, Mr. Roosevelt's future promises will be assessed as at exactly the same value as his past promises, and each voter will determine for himself Just what that value is. ITS STILL A LOT OF IMPORTS Iowa Falls Citizen: We are told by new deal supporters that agricultural imports, although the total figures look impressive, really don't amount to much, that they are in fact so small a percentage of the nation's agricultural production as to be negligible and not worthy of consideration. Yet it is a fact that during 1935 the aggregate of 98 million bushels of com, wheat, oats and flax shipped into the United States from foreign nations is equivalent to the yield of 1,700,000 of Iowa's fertile acres and that 1,500,000 of these same fertile Iowa acres had been removed from production in the control program. LIQUOR QUESTION'NOT SETTLED Creston News-Advertiser: Every report and statement . relating to the liquor traffic will be scanned more closely as time goes on, because if anyone believes that its status is fixed in this country, and the question settled, he is only deceiving himself. The liquor question is not settled". Perhaps it never will be, but at least it is not now. On the other hand, it is swinging back to the place it occupied a few years ago. The position of its advocates and opponents is exactly reversed, but the controversy has. lost nothing of its intensity. DEPORTATION OF CRIMINAL ALIENS Fort Dodge Messenger: A section added to the pending immigration bill by a senate committee is being opposed on the ground that it is "too rigid." But the section simply provides mandatory deportation of any alien convicted of a crime in which moral turpitude is involved. That covers a loophole in the existing law and is the kind-of provision that long has been demanded. It would apply only in case the alien convicted had been given a prison sentence. What is unreasonable about that? IT WOULD BE BAD PRECEDENT Rockford Register: Entirely apart from the use which the Black senatorial committee, which ia at prer/nt investigating the pernicious phases of lobbying, wanted to make of the telegrams which it seized, there is pretty general agreement that a telegram between two persons is entitled to privacy, the same which a. letter enjoys which is placed in the U. S. mails. . KNOX SHOWS SPORTSMANSHIP Fairmont Sentinel: Colonel Knox, the Chicago publisher who is out front as a candidate for the republican presidential nomination is a darned good sport. A columnist on his paper wrote: "The boss hasn't a Chinaman's chance to be nominated." When the Colonel (and he's a real one) saw the copy he ordered it published just a s written. ' · · - . .- 'AS A NEIGHBOR '"VIEWS. CHARLIE BENSON _ . Elkader Register: Senator Benson has a wide circle of friends" throughout the state, and his candidacy for the republican nomination win. we believe, be strongly supported. His selection will add strength to the ticket. The people of Iowa will honor themselves and obtain for the state a splendidly qualified secretary of agriculture, if they elect him to that office. HONEST COMMUNIST Sac City Sun: At any rate, Mr. Browder admits he is a communist. In that respect he is more honest and less dangerous than the man who shouts to his audience that he is not a communist or a socialist and then proceeds to prove by his own statements that he is. HOAN'S ELECTION IN DANGER Wisconsin State Journal: The result of last week's primary certainly indicates that Mayor Hoan's chances for remaining mayor of Milwaukee another four years are, to say the least, dubious. CALLING THINGS BY THEIR NAMES Marshalltown Times-Republican: Suppose henceforth we just call a spade a spade and call John Carter John Carter. ISN'T THIS THE TRUTH? Forest City Summit: A lot of shallow thinking done by broad-minded people. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG A LAW THAT NEEDS CHANGING BRTTT--I have, for several days, been intending to write you on the editorial you had in a recent issue of your paper with reference to the disbarment of Garfield E. Breese. It was a very splendid editorial and you had a very splendid man upon whom to editorialize. I have had a considerable amount of contact with Mr. Breese during the past several years, in and out of court. I can verify all you say. He is, without any question, a high type of gentleman in every sense of the word, whose professional conduct is above reproach. It is regrettable, indeed, that we have such a statute on the books. I think most of the lawyers are too busy trying to give attention to the business of their clients, without regard to their own self protection, and what you say with reference to the statute is well put. There is no reason why some disgruntled person should be permitted to file baseless charges- against an attorney, to be tried at the expense of-the state, to the great humiliation of the attorney. As soon as it becomes known that disbarment charges are filed, the damage accrues to him, regardless of the outcome of the trial. I have, in most cases, found the'bar to be zealous of the protection of its 'good name and I think that it would be far better if, when charges are filed, that the same should be referred to a committee consisting of laymen and lawyers o_f good repute who would make a thorough investigation and report their findings to the court before whom the charges were filed, with or without recommendation, leaving the matter for the court to determine as to whether further action should be taken. When any lawyer thinks over the enemies he is bound to make by the very nature of his profession, the wonder is that more of such charges have not been filed. The irony of the whole thing is that a man like Breese should have these charges filed against him and then certain public officials who have been sworn to enforce the law, can be accused of graft and have their cases summarily disposed of, after a jury has disagreed with not the slightest suggestion from anyone as to an investigation of the professional conduct of such officer. This letter is not written to .you for publication but is to compliment you on your editorial and to le: you know that those outside of your county who know Mr. Breese, have the same high regard for him as do you. Yours very truly, ,,, FRANK W. SENNEFFj by Scott 3,4oo PORTRAY CJEORGET- 5,2-op PoRTfeAY QUEEN VldoRlA AWfioiJSr! 'THEY USE-W MMAYA HALVES AP£. EADLY M ARKS M EH ·(«£. BOW-ANP-ARROW JAVA, CAj-l CA-fcrt A OWES OBSERVING ll^^rffiirffiiiffi:^affl^t)»itrSd^i^reflrert^^iyMt^rOT^ ARE RlC4Et UKE A AMD HAVE CANVA.S SAILS COPYRIGHT. 1936. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION -4-t DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENINC, M. D. DEFICIENCY DISEASES INVOLVED F IS SOMEWHAT unfortunate that the public has gotten its ideas of deficiency diseases due to the lack of vitamins from animal experiments. The picture of the two rats from the same litter, one half the size of the other because he had been given a diet lacking in vitamin A, represents a condition seldom translated exactly into human experience. It takes a good deal of ingenuity to arrange and control a diet which will be badly balanced in one particular direction. I saw a picture the other day of a five gallon bottle with a full- grown chicken inside it. The owner had put the chicken in when it was newly hatched from the egg, and kept it in. the : bottle ia:.order to be able ;: ,to, .control its diet.absolutely. Human beings are not put into bottles and, therefore, they are very likely to get a fairly representative diet ex- · c«pt under unusual circumstances. But it must be remembered that internal conditions in the body de- Dr. Clendoning termine the diet which we absorb, as well as external conditions. Here we have a patient with diabetes whose system is unable to utilize all foods and, as a rsult of prolonged dietary restrictions, characterized by a poor vitamin B intake, has developed nerve and eye troubles characteristic of lack of vitamins in the diet. So much disease, diarrhea, intermittent vomiting, the strain on the system of chronic kidney disease, and of bearing children in rapid succession, may interfere with the iron and calcium and vitamin reserves and results hi deficiency diseases in this way. The situation is a complicated one and is drawing attention of physicians more and more. When there is any hint of deficiency diseases--and hints are all that we usually get rather than full-blown cases in human patients--digestive functions, and metabolism, and many other bodily mechanisms are examined, as well as inquiry into the diet. This is one of the most important fields in. which it looks as if future development would lead to valuable results. QUESTIONS FROM READERS G. S.: "Would like to know about sinus trouble. My relatives are afraid it. is contagious. Would like to know about treatment, change of climate, etc." Answer: Sinus trouble usually is induced by some ·deformity in. the bones of the nose. This may be simply lack of drainage of the sinuses from a twist in the septum of the nose, which lies over the opening of the sinus. It is not contagious in any way, and can only occur in noses which are predisposed toward it. Sometimes, in proper cases, operation completely cures. It is a simple matter to straighten the septum of the nose, which may be enough to result in very great or complete relief. Climatic changes to warm, dry climate help only by reducing the amount of secretion. The underlying cause is not affected by climate and, therefore, complete cure is seldom accomplished in this way. TOMORROW APRIL J By C1AKK KIKKAIKD Notable Births--Sergei Rachmaninoff, b. 1873, Russian pianist and composer. He was 20 when, he composed his classic Prelude Jn C Sharpe Minor Frank H. Vizetelly, b. 1874, American lexicographer.... Nicholas Murray Butler, b. 1862, president of Columbia university Walter Percy Chrysler, b. 1875, automobile manufacturer Hulbert Footner, b. 1879, author Hans Christan Andersen, b. 1805 in Fuen, Denmark, the illegitimate child of a Danish woman and a French soldier in Napoleon's army. This event-ial author of many of the world's best beloved fairy tales was an incorrigible absentee from school, and when he did go occasionally,-his marks were the lowest in the class. April 2, ^ B. C.--The first Christmas came in April. This was the birthdate of Jesls, as calculated by Prof. Oswald Gerhardt, German theologist, from Bioli- ca! text and external evidence. The first Easter observance was April 9, 30 B. C., it is similarly calculated. . · · O April 2, 1792--Congress authorized the establishment of the first national mint, at Philadelphia, and the making of the first U. S. coins. Use of George Washington's countenance upon coins was forbidden. ONE MINUTE FULPIT--A prudent man for- seeth the evil, and Mdeth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.--Proverbs 27:12. EARLIER DAYS fROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. Max Newbowers and family left today for Running Water, S. Dak., where they will remain during the summer. Supt. P. 0. Cole left for Des Moines today on a business trip. Miss Louise McKeen has returned from a few months trip on the Pacific coast. Andrew B. Miller, a native of Sweden, was given his first papers as a naturalized citizen today. Wallace R. Daggett, cashier of the City National bank, left today for Ottumwa where he will visit for a few days. Twenty Years Ago-Dr. C. L. Marston has returned from a month's work at John's Hopkins university in Baltimore, Md. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hughes and grandson, Hughes Bryant, have returned from a six weeks visit with relatives in'Los Angeles, Cal. Miss Ida Elmers has returned from a trip to Sexton. SAN ANTONIO, Tex.--Official admission of the belief that Pancho Villa has fled far beyond the American forces and Is now operating south of Chihuahua was made by General Ftmston's headquarters today, Mrs. Elsie Benedict of Denver, Colo., spoke at the Casino theater last night on the subject, "Woman Suffrage." Azeta Tinker of Mason City is among the five leading contestants in the beauty contest at Iowa State college, Ames, where she is attending school. Ten Years Ago-NEW YORK--Frances (Peaches) Heenan, 15 year old school girl, today announced her engagement to Edward W. Browning, wealthy 57 year old real estate operator. CHICAGO--Cedar Rapids, Iowa, defeated Ogden Utah, 25 to 23 to advance to the third round of the consolation play in the national interscholastic basketball tournament .being held here. Newton, Iowa, lost to Zanesville, Ohio, 31 to 25 in another consolation game. T. A. Potter was re-elected president ofThe local unit of the T. P. A. at its annual meeting at the Chamber of Commerce hall last night. J. C. Hanes was re-elected first vice president and G. O. Gould, secretary-treasurer. Fred Schneller, Marion Ask and Allin Dakin are among the University of Iowa students home for the Easter recesses. POETS EVERYWHERE Dedicated to the cause of Bringing the Joy nod Inspiration ot Good Verse Into the Lives of Rank and File lotrans. By J-OC MALLORX I.CKE, Hampton R OBERT BROWNING was born in Camberwell, London, in. 1812. Although his family was poor, he attended the University of London. When he was 12 years old he completed a volume of poetry entitled "Incondite," for which a publisher was sought in vain. Much of his knowledge was acquired through the books In his father's library. His popularity did not come until middle age, when his admirers ranked him with Milton and Shakespeare. Browning married Elizabeth Barrett in 1846. Few sons of great poets have been poets. Browning's son "Pen" was not among the exceptions. His talent was for art, and Robert Browning seems at one time to have hoped that his son's achievements in that sphere would exceed his own poetry. The rejection of a statue which "Pen" sent to the royal academy to the '80's was one of the deepest disappointments in the poet's life. Browning died at the age of seventy-seven at Venice, Italy. He is buried in the Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey, London. HOME-THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD I Oh, to be in England Now that April's there. And whoever wakes in England Sees, some morning, unaware. That the lowest boughs and the brush-wood sheaf Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf, While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough In England--now! II And after April, when May flowers, And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows-Hark! Where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops--at the bent spray's edge-That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture! And though the fields look rough with hoary dew. All will be gay when noontide wakes anew The buttercups, the little children's dower, --Far brighter than this gaudy, melon-flower! AMONG OUR MOST COMMON MISTAKES ^^ nominate "its"--in its pos- HSj sessive meaning -- as the S'" most commonly misspelled word in the English language. Often, in fact usually, it appears with an apostrophe between the "t" and the "s," which is a contraction for "it is." Right in the same category with this, so far as ultimate importance ia concerned, is the debate now raging on two purist fronts. One of these questions, of particular interest to those of superior academic attainments, has to do with the correct pronunciation of "Phi Beta Kappa." Should it be "FI BATA KAPPA" or "FEE BATA KAPPA?" The other question has to do with the pronunciation of "quintuplets." It seems to me there are about five ways to misspeak the word and only one right one--accent on the "quin" syllable. WHAT'S THIS? ANOTHER LINDBERGH CONFESSION? --,- am indebted to a Forest City 5^ friend, H. F. T., for this lat- S^ est sensational confession- in the Lindbergh case--modeled, obviously, after one featured by the morning press Monday: "It is barely possible that the famous Lindbergh Baby Case will be cleared up by a confession made, early this morning, by a local character, Old Bill Sykes. It seems that Bill has been having trouble lately, getting his supply of White Mule and during a lucid, or nearly so, interval, he went before -the local authorities and made a full confession of the crime. "It seems, from what Bill said, that he sneaked a ladder out of the local lumber yard, took it to the airport, just south of town, strapped it alongside the fuselage, and beat It for New Jersey. He arrived in the neighborhood of the Lindbergh residence about 9 o'clock, set his plane diwn, unstrapped the lader, and placed it alongside the house. He discovered it was a bit short, and came down took a couple 'a bricks from the foundaion, placed them under the foot of the ladder, and went up again. "The girl handed the baby to Bill, and just as he was reaching for it, his foot slipped, the brick under one side of the ladder became displaced, and Bill, Ladder and Baby all went down in a heap. Bill said he landed on top of the baby, and wasn't hurt, but he messed up the baby some. In fact he found that he was plum dead. That made it bad, but BUI said he grabed the ladder under one arm, the baby under the other and beat it,for the plane. He took one of the propeller blades and dug a hole in the ground, stuck the baby in, scraped some dirt over it, piled into the plane, and started for home. "When he was going over the Mississippi river, round Dubuque, as near as he could judge, his engin j began to sputter, and he was afraid || he was about out of gas. But from the great height he had reached, he | was able to coast in, and landed 'just as the sun came up.' He put the ladder back in the lumber yard, went home and slept the entire clock around. "Since that time, Bill says he hasnt been entirely easy in his mind, and often thougt he would make a clean breast of it, but was never quite able to make the grade until he read the 'confession' made by Paul H Wendel published in the morning papers. Bill said this wasnt the only crime he had committed. That he knew all about the Charley Ross case, and .was, in reality the man who struck Billy Patterson. "There are a'few descrepancies in Bill's confession, but the local authorities feel that thats been the case with all of the other confessions, etc., and that maybe Bill isnt any worse than some of the rest of them. At any rate, all clues are being run down, and a complete solution of the crime is expected within the next few days." _o-DRUNKEN DKTVERS MUST GO TO JAU. JJIJB,. ana interested in the judicial 5g|g£ policy announced recently by *S?a Wisconsin court. Judge Fellenz of Sheboygan has let it.be known that in the future there 'will be both fine and jail sentence for those convicted of driving while drunk. The combination will be 5100 fine and. 10 day jail sentence. This is probably the most dangerous offense in the whole category of traffic violations, not alone to the offender but to the motoring public. Deaths and accidents from this cause have shown a most disturbing increase in the past two or three yeaors. In the public interest something must be done to check that trend. Money fines are not particularly deterrent. But 10 days in jail -is a dismaying and long-remembered punishment. So is revoking of- the drivei^s license for a period. Both sentences should be more used, HAS 12 NAMES BUT MATES CUT IT DOWN Mif. recently expressed sympa- s|||P£ thy for King Edward be- *§^*" cause of his extended serial name--^much -too long 1 for any one man to carry. But at that time, I hadn't heard of Antonio Josephus Pasquala Bachiculupi Stimeakia Fonyodj Vostrala Cula Francisco Jovanne Tecora Lala--the third. He lives at Fort Worth, Texas, and is a high school student His grand- . father, and father struggled/along with the same handle,; too. But classmates just call him Z. T. Answers to Questions By KItKUKKIU J. HASKLN Who first adopted the sterling silver standard in the jewelry business? W. P. Charles Lewis Tiffany (1S12- 1902, founder of the famous jewelry firm, adopted the sterling' silver standard .925 fine, which has since become standard. Who designed the Girard college building in Philadelphia? F. B. Thomas Ustick Walter made the designs for the building in 1833. On its completion in 1847, it was pronounced the finest specimen of classic architecture in the United States. Did James Russell Lomell teach at Harvard University" E. M. In 1855 he succeeded Longfellow as professor of modern languages at Harvard and held the chair until 1877. What does EPIC mean? W. F. J. End Poverty in California. Is there a record for cigar smoking? R. E. While there is no survey to prove who rig-" actually smoked the most cigars, one man is reported to have smoked 24 a day over a long period of time. Did the Theater guild produce George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan a, number of years ago? F. M. Twelve years ago the Theater guild produced Saint Joan with Winifred Lenihan in the title role. Who founded the International institute of agriculture in Rome? R. M. David Lubin. The city of Rome lias recently named the street on which It stands Via David Lubin in his memory, How long is Penny Hill in Wilmington, Del.? W. M. It is 4,200 feet long, on a grade of six per cent, Was Robert Louis Stevenson English or Scotch? W. A. He was a Scot. Bom in Edinburgh. How does the seating capacity of the Hippodrome in New York City compare with that of Radio City music ball? F. L. Radio City music hall, 5,945; Hippodrome, 5,190. How many active newspaper correspondents in Washington ? E. R. The 1935 Edition of Editor and Publisher International Year Book lists 496. When were floats first used in a Mardl Gras parade in New Orleans" L.H. In 1857 a group of former residents of Mobile, Ala., produced the first parade with floats at New Orleans. How many airplanes was it necessary to bring down to be an ace dur- ing'the World \vnr? S. N. The aviator must have destroyed at least five enemy pianos. To what extent (loos the use of horns contribute to the safety or danger of automobile traffic? A. H. This subject is being studied by traffic experts. In Stockholm, Swe- n, use of horns was prohibited and over a six month trial period there was a substantial decrease in traffic accidents. How many farmers in eastern Canada tap maple trees in the spring? 3. L. About 50,000 farmers will harvest sap this spring from about 24,000,000 maple trees. There are more than 70,000,000 maple trees in eastern Canada. Did Dr. Samuel Johnson marry a much older woman? E. R. When he was 25 the writer married a widow of 48. How fast has U. S. population increased since 1900? K. L. It increased 21 per cent from 1900 to 1910; 14.9 per cent from 1910 to 1920, and 16.1 per cent from' 1920 to 1930. How will the Ail-American canal compare .in size with other irrigation ditches? D. D. Largest in the world. Half of the excavation work has been completed. When the law went into effect regarding: dismissal of husband or wife from government service, if both were employed, did more men or women leave their jobs? .F. H. A survej' shows more than three- fourths of these separations were married women. Fight Clothes Moths Complete elimination of clothes moths from dwellings is difficult, but these persistent pests can be kept under control by using the right measures. These insects breed not only in wearing apparel, carpets and furniture, but in the woolen lint lodged in floor cracks and similar places. Unless the housewife fights them in a determined way they will cause great damage to the home. Write today for an official 30 pag« illustrated booklet which tells all about their habits and how to combat them. Inclose four cents to cc-ver cost, handling, and postage. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C, I inclose four cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for tha booklet on "Moth Control." Name City State (Mail to Washington, D. CLJF

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