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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A, W. LEE NEWSPAPER Tssuert Every Week Day by tho ... MASON'CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 321-123 East Stale Street Telephone No. 3305 Entered as second-class matter Aptil 17, 1930, at the post- Df/icc at Mason City, Iowa, tinder- the act of March 3. 1879. . MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS 4lilch is exclusively entitled lo the use for publicalion of all news dispatches credlled to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. Full leased wire service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with, DCS Moinea news and business offices at 405 Shops Buildins. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City arid Clear lJke, Mason Cily and Clear Lake, , by the year Sl.OO by the week ; " ,' OUTSIDE MASON CITV ANI CLEAR LAKE AND. WITHIN MO MILES OF MASON CITV Per year by carrier .. ..S7.00 . By .mail C. months Per week by carrier --s .15 By mail 3 months Per year by mail ......$4.00 By mail I month OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN · IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year ,.$s.(!0 Six months . .S3.25 Three months . SI.7S IN ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA · Per yr.;.;B.OIl 6 mrmlhs..?i.50 .1 months. .52.50 1 ..$2.25 : SI.25 $ .50 : In Spite of the Strike ' TVUN BHADSTREET in a leller just issued de. . clare, "The automobile industry i s geared f o r peak records in 1937. After passing 1936 all previ-' qus records, with the exception of 1029, the 'Pacemaker of American industry' is now headed for the biggest year in its history." Returned prosperity is shown in the demand for new automobiles. This demand has been so persistent that it will be necessary to maintain capacity rates into the summer, in order to fill the bulging back-log of orders. -./' It is claimed that the current disruption of production schedules by labor entanglements will develop a contra-seasonal, trend during the late spring months, even though .early reopening of the affected plants permits the resumption of operations. ' i Settlement of the General Motors. strike will greatly accelerate the output. During the past year wages in the automobile industry topped all manufacturing industries in the country. With weekly wages ^averaging $32.25, auto workers earned $8.35 average of all factory Produclion of passenger cars and motor trucks in the United States and Canada in 1936, according to preliminary compilations, was 4,V?5,725 or an increase of. 11.1 per cent over the 1935 total of 4,119,811. This marked the first time in seven years that the annual average output o£ 4,365,000 units during the 1923-1929 period was^ passed While 1837 sales quotas ,have been set as much as 30 to 50 per cent over\1936, the production increase has been estimated'at 25 per cent, which would carry the 1937 total to 5,700,000, exceeding the 1929 peak of 5,621,715 units. Rising labor and material costs doubtless will make, higher prices a certainty before the close of the second quarter, in spite of economies effected as a tesult of increased production. That will be an incentive for the early placing o£ orders The swing toward the higher-priced models has been increasingly evident since early in 1936 showing that people who have the money are willing to spend it. · MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE. FEBRUARY 24 · 1937 Liquor by the drink and unrestricled liquor advertising constitute' the most convincing Invitation we can think of at the moment for a return of prohibition. Whenever anybody intimates that America's milk of human kindness has dried up, just remind him of the 1937 flood relief campaign. Some of these days we may learn of some problem being settled by a government-financed forum but it hasn't happened yet. The fellow who habitually drives at 70 is pretty hard to convince that 55 miles an hour is a prop- pcr speed limit. v There'd better be a' wedding everytime there's a wooing if Mary Astor is to keep pace with Peggy Joyce. Hey, hey, what ever became of that new apartment house we were going to have here in Mason Isn't it better to be careful a thousand times than to be sorry once? DAILY SCRAP BOOK , . . . . by Scott COPYRIGHT. I93T. CtSlTBAL PRESS' ASS6aXT!6ff (JOSEPH R. BROWM -HrVD A iREAM OF OVERLANE- S1EAM BEFORE-THE- PROS and CONS a week more than the workers. WHAT DID THE DEPRESSION COST? Webster City Freeman-Journal: In reply to a question, Frederic J. Haskiri, director of the Mason City Globe-Gazette's Washington information bu- beau, says: "An international labor office study estimates the world depression costs as^at least ? 149,000,000- It seems to the Freeman-Journal that figure is far too low. Aside from the loss of money due to failed banks, bankrupt business institutions, loss ot wages, etc., etc., the value of all property in the United Slates alone shrank by $114,800,000 000 from 1929 .to the depth o£ the depression according to estimates of the industrial conference board. Surely the loss in the balance of the world exceeded the loss in this country. ,,. Jt j s ri most difficult problem to figure out Ihe Freeman-Journal recalls .that some magazine writer, whose identity is forgotten, declared some few years ago that the shrinkage in the values of stocks and bonds on the exchanges of the United States amounted to 80 billion dollars. It is also recalled that former President Hoover said last spring that the increase in the value of stocks and °TM i'- 1 , 6 stock exc » a nges since the low ex- do billion dollars, and values then were far eaTM P Ol 1929 and 3re Slil1 below that DRIVE. TARTED FROVt NEBRASKA. CI1Y, HRA,-SKr\, AUGUST 1 862. FOR.DEHYER, of 510UX. IKD1A.K OU8REAK CAUSED AB A W DO N \A EKfoTf«| AD A FRIEND WEHT AVOMQ Tb° q l OVE.R. 3,000 YEARS OU DIET and HEALTH . "r LOG AN CI.E.XDE.NIXG, jr. I). The, War Isn't Over! pERHAPS- we have been misinformed, but we were under the impression that the Civil war ended ,wiih the surrender at Appomattox. If that was the case, some good southerner ought to carry (he news fo Columbia, South Carolina. Wf ^. h L S ° Ml . Carolina house of lepresentatives last week memorialized congress not 1 to issue postage stamps bearing the rugged countenance of General At best, all estimates of losses due to the depression are. only guesses made by men who have carefully studied the question but who, because of " ""'" "" 1 nature of the problem, cannot estimates are anywhere nearly right find ' n s s industrial con- r » , - » ^ n u s r a con- feience board are probably as nearly correct as it is possible to determine. ,The board [ i s non-parU- ^ ls .- com P.°sed of very able men whose chief 3 f f n V e atf facts ' and when that °°ai'd after careful study and research, that ' '^ V3lUe ° £ Pr ° perty in the UnUed b n TM, n , N 6 de P 1 '. CSE1 °n reached more than 1H billion dollars its conclusions must be accepted as being as nearly correct as it is · possible to be HOFFMAN'S WARNING c .u ^ Tecumseh ("War is hell!") Sherman. South Carolina hasn't forgotten that Sherman marched his union armies through the Carolinas stormed Columbia, and burned the city on his march to the sea. That was in February, 1865-all too recent for the solid south to care for postage stamps with Sherman's likeness on them. Representative John A. May, author of the protest resolution, was in dead earnest as he declared- Tins very building shows the marks of his attacks on Columbia. -They say Sherman was a good man, but he was a little careless with fire He was nothing but a common pillager." Tfiere were no dissenting votes. Georgia has joined South Carolina in protest to Jim Farley over the Sherman stamps. The post- office department said it was too late, but promised Robert E. Lcc and Stonewall Jackson issues immediately. The south must be served.. W!ih h f hm T°j eS T° £ the Civil war have-.not Gone With the Wind. In Dixie the scars o£ the south's struggle are just as deep as they were in the IgSO's. South Carolina doesn't forget. If Mr. Farley wants any more subjects for postage stamps, he'd better suck to scenery and forget about Civil war gen- 'erals Or he might consult the Pullman company Toward Security ·jl/TANY persons have feared that because the gov- '. eminent has begun a social security program private insurance companies would suffer. People will say, "Let the government do it," such reasoncrs maintain. One ot the great life insurance companies, however, reports closed the year with more life insurance in force than ever before, more than 21 f f m a n -»^ serVed notice ° n Jol 'n f n com TM»ee for industrial organiza- that all the resources of the state will be uti- ll ' es asse « Uy occupying tile - .fisatffflrJF^ 3 ^'TM at^The governor of Ne\v Jersey sho fect ri S ht ° CCUP the work but it where it formerlv hMri ? ° CCUP 7 e P remise s where it m^-r,^^ - empl °u yment a«er .voluntarily relinquishing the work that the plants afforded. ' -R "iTr" ^t," J DIFFERENCE OF POWER' Rockford Reg ster: Just why the opin ori of one supreme court justice should have more weighl than-that of the congress of the United StaTes or M, i 0 "£ ex ?f ut jye, is hard to understand, and yet iniS IS thp ^itnatT^v. t , , u ~ n _· , _ . . . ' ""^ J'^*is dec court. « - u n e r s a n , and yet the situation when a law passed by congress " d uncons """°nal by a 5 to 4 vote of the HO-^THE POOR TENANT! ISora Springs Advertiser: If the sales tax is rmi " c °. me *herefr 0 m ?s u td to re- C 5 UEed by tax exe -""P t homes, it ' will b sales t ' - P °° r Iellow wh ° . DAD RAISED A QUESTION University of Iowa Daily lowan: Dad still is i young girls was very distasteful. INCOME PREFERRED gross income tax. perfect than a Govei-nment insurance during the World war s mp]y mtroduced the idea to thousands who never h ,/ ,, bcfol ' e ' Gover "ment sale of liberty bonds made potential security customers of mil- hons Government sale in the TVA of cheap electrical equipment caused a big jump in sa]e ot both power and equipment by private companies. So it may prove with social security. Millions who never thought much about it before now are hmkmg. And millions not covered, or inadequate! ]y covered b y - t h e program as it stands w 11 be reaching out for means to protect themselves fur- tner. The government program may well prove not a .competitor, but an^educator and a stimulus A Bit on Account, Please! /pHE FRENCH ambassador has been doing some talking lately about his country's deep concern over hawng its relations with America on a friend\L* 3 TM: _ B . Ut "° "* ere ««.!"« talk-docs he men- band and SAD PSYCHOLOGICAL FACT r?SrCt that one FOR A UNICAMERAL LEGISLATURE Bancroft Register: Where there is only one class makers' 6 ' W h a t " ecd is there for two «='*«» of law! EDITOR'S MAIL BAG 1 ca^ brother- classification for the debtor than that of "deadbeat" Mr. Bonnet's assurances with respect to France's eagerness to merit Uncle Sam's affection will raise the suspicion that hi ? country is looking for some easy mark to finance France's next war, This goes double for Great Britain, 'llaly and Russia, Little Finland alone among the European debtor nations can Mite ils head and look Uncle pam in the eye. \ . TAKE HEED Ton oiuhl to look before you lean Th» t,'"]' H o w '°"' re «"'"* 'o keep The b/s 'taxpayers /rom starvation. ino people on-nlnc real eilile £fut he relieved before loo late They are the backbon. of our nilion. There It a Ilmli to 15, e | r strength. They're tiirdenea «,, the. ulrnost lenjli. look l" "" d corillller:lll "'- Herore they're sunk, Anolher''^!^ Ju.t means their utter ruination. ?*° f V vle · 1 " n ""' tear their share Th» i-. · , . _ , " * fair and siiuare. i n e law o[ lilf U preservation. F.Ttorl their savings lo the last And on rellel they loon are tail. No jood can come by truth evasion. ..£"? J1 /, OI " e wll ° e ""t »ie laws: "Take lime to tblnk and rl f htlr paoio ^ c o m p r e h e n d the »il n all o n . T V " VVJ h pockel. filled yo« no, r may (hrlr. But jure as you arc here alive Our laxei need cilualliatlon. ruolle rfamrulfon never em Promote the best welfare or man. ' i n e ones whrt have the Iitetvme mml n»r The reople »nnlnr properly T ' ,"*·" 5'e Ihe door to poverty. I l s n p i l o yon lo p r e s e r v e their day," EYE ILLS OP EARLY LIFE TVHE AGE from 20 lo 40 may bring Jailing visio - 1 - for reasons peculiar to that particular age. On of these is a development disorder due to nutri tional disturbance, which may come from a die poor In fat substance. Almost never seen in m United States and Canada, due to the high standar of nutrition, a peculiar condition of softening of th outer surface of the eye is quite prevalent in Rus -- sia where -fasts, 'either voluntar or inevitable, are "apt to be long Cod liver oil is almost a specif] in the treatent. Although it usually appear earlj, a condition o£ clouding o the cornea, known as "interstilia keratitis" may make its appear ance around the age oE 20. It i due to an inherited disease, and i usually accompanied by certai other signs, such as deformity o the teeth, scars at the angles o the mouth, catarrhal deafness anc high arched palate. It is subjcc Dr. Clendeninar to succeE Stul treatment. ,. Next on the list o£ dangers t the eye in this age period are those which arise from infection. A focus of infection localized in tht teeth, tonsils, the middle ear, sinuses of the nose or the gastro-intestinal tract, may send its poison into the system and light upon the eye. Especialls likely to be involved is the iris, or diaphragm, o the eye which controls the size of the pupil, bu the surface of tlie^ eye, the cornea, may also b involved, as may the pigmented portion of the bad of the eye, the chproild. Iritis is signalized by pain and redness, and a tendency to recurrence. In this age period, too, systemic disorders an likely to make their appearance, and since the eyei part of the entire system of the body, it may bea the brunt of attack from'a disease of the respiratory, · heart, kidney or digestive systems. For tha reason, your oculist frequently insists upon a complete examination by the family doctor before h is willing to undertake treatment. Diabetes, a frequent disease of this age period can affect the eye in many ways in practically any part o£ its structure, and treatment of the eye itself, without combined treatment of the underlying condition, is futile. A drug habit, such as alcohol or tobacco, also may bring visual disturbances in its train, climaxing at this time. HOW TO USE THIS SERVICE EDITOR'S NOTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr. Clen- derung can now be obtained by sending 10 cents in coin, for each, and a self-addressed envelope stamped with a three-cent stamp, to Dr. Logan Clendening, in care of the Mason Cily Globe-Gazette. The pamphlets are: "Three Weeks' Reducing Diet," "Indigestion and Constipation," "Reducing and Gaining," "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Treatment ot Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene' and "The Care of the Hair and Skin." Poets Everywhere Bjr 1.OU S1ALLORX LUKE. Hampton Dedicated to Bilttftnf the Joy and Iniptrallon ot Good Verse Into lli« Lives ol Rank and Flic lowani. · J'Jyn.oi.d, lowl, . ' xlncerel)-. . ' " ' AOTH ' i 'V A. HOLEOID, ' ' T EW ^AHETT has appeared in tin's column before ·*-' He is a keen interpreter o£ the woods and wild; of the great Northwest. Sarett has given many lectures on wild life, animals, Indians, French Canadians, and the American wilderness. He has traveled over forty thousand miles- in North America by canoe and pack train, mostly in the northwest. His recreations are many: Trout fishing, hunting, canoeing, collecting Indian curios, flint work, geu logical specimens, and making herbariums of American wild flowers. This time of year brings to mind his poem about the four little foxes whose mother fell victim" to that cruelcst of all snares-the steel trap. FOUR LITTLE FOXES Speak gently, Spring, and make no sudden sound; ior in my windy valley yesterday I found Newborn foxes on the ground-Speak gently. Walk softly, March, forbear the bitter blow. Her feet within a trap, but blood upon the snow. The four little foxes saw their mother go- Walk softly. \ Go lightly, Spring, oh, give them no alarm; As I covered them with boughs to shelter them from harm, The thin blue foxes suckled at my arm- Go lightly. Step softly, March, with your rampant hurricane- Nuzzling one another, and whimpering wilh pain! The new hltle foxes are shiverim: in the rain-. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY ^«r Thirty Years Ago-Miss Daisy Slorer is home from Rockwell where she spent a few days in the interests of her music class which she has organized. F. A. Wheeler Jeft this morning for St. Louis where he will spend a week or more selecting material lor the North Iowa Brick and Tile company Mrs. C. P. Langs and sister, Miss Marion Walker are home from a few days millinery business in Chicago, Thomas McFarlane of Austin, Milwaukee engineer, paid a visit in the'city Sunday with his mother, Mrs. William McFarlane, who is very ill Frank Raywinkle, 'switch thrower on the Milwaukee, has quit and is now with the brickyards. Twenty Years Affo-WASHINGTON-Robert -Allen Harden, an American Presbyterian missionary stationed at Foo Chow, China, perished when the French liner Athos was torpedoed by a submarine near Malta according lo word received by the state department from the consul at Malta. B. C. Way was unanimously elected president of the Chamber of Commerce at a special meeting of the board last night. . Mrs. F. 'B. Parish and daughter Janelte left yesterday for a week's visit in Chicago, from where hey will go to Knoxville, Tenn., where they make their future home. Myrtle. Clark left today for a few days visi at Rochester, Minn. P. V. Barclay returned yesterday from De; Moines where he attended the auto show. A. B. Chambers o£ Chicago transacted busines- in the city yesterday. LONDON--Submarines sank 13 ships yesterday with a tonnage of 26,100. The total number o ships sunk since Feb. 1 is 166, tonnage 400,199. Ten Years Ago-Arthur J. Bracken, parcel post clerk, and H. W Verl-Ielst, earner, are on sick leave from their duties at the postoffice. Ray Seney has been granted a permit for the construction ot a one story f r a m e building at 1519 North Pennsylvania avenue. Axel Rud was granted a permit for a one story frame dwelling at 204 ··escent Drive to cost about ?4,000. , Joseph Luk I Fifth street southwest, has a $300 permit to raise the roof-of his house foe rooms upstairs. Ben Benowitz of Benowilz Fur shop is in Chicago this week buying skins and visiting markets Farm sale at Doderer farm, 3 miles north of Rockwell, March 2. Dance at armory, Friday, Feb. 25. Music by Iowa Blues Deluxe. OBSERVING Shall Doors Be Kept Open for Foreigners? ---^ haven't thought it througl {gSggfar enough to say finally Vsgy whether I am for or agains the proposal or that New Yorl representative in congress to plat an embargo on foreign actors aiu musicians by requiring the entrj of one American actor or musiciai into the foreign country for everj one admitted here. But I do veril; believe that the measure is aimed at a real and growing problem. The degree to which these foreign stars milk millions from the American public to send back to their native country has becom notorious. A superficial study c the income tax suits against foreign movie stars in Hollywood indicates how serious a problem this is in America, Hollywood protests that such as Greta Garbo anc Marlene Dietrich are irreplaceable on the American market, but we hardly believe that American acting talent is so impoverished as that. There have been indication time' and again that the earnings of the glamorous Garbo have gone back to Sweden, and Marlene's millions have flowed freely to Europe. H Hollywood producers want to be suckers for foreign talent, at least it should be limited to keep American earnings in America. This nationalization of talen struck England ten years ago. One outcropping was the "Buy British' fervor. It may have been unpopular at first, but at least it kept British money in the hands o£ British talent. An American opera star or an American playwright las little opportunity to make a killing in England any more. Let what stars, protest Representative Dickstein's stringencies ook at nazi Germany. It would be lard to imagine an American ringer who made a financial success of a German lour taking any narks across the German border, Mr. Dickstcin, after all, is not iry- ng to exclude foreign talent, but simply rationing- it for the improvement of American' stock. light Hours Enough for a Trucker's Day TM^ contend that we'll never gfehavc done all that we can -»' about highway safety here n Iowa until, by law or by agreement, we carry out a suggestion ecently made by a traffic- court ucige in Chicago. This judge--John Gulknechl-- aid before the Illinois commerce omnnssion a proposal that truck rivers be barred from working more than eight consecutive hours day. "Eight hours in my opinion vould be · the safest number," ucige Gutknecht declares, "con- idering not only the safety of the river but o£ the people on the TOMORROW Dy \JotatiIe Births--Madeleine Carroll, b. 1811, pho- i( ,play actress . . . Benedetto Croce, b. 1873, foremost living Italian historian and philosopher. - anti-fascist. He Feb. 25, 1G82--Giovanni Morgagnl was born in Forli, Italy. He was 79, long past President Roosevelt's deadline for usefulness, before he' ever won ame. Then, with the publication of De 'Sedibus t Causis Morborum, he became the founder of lathology. He was first to identify and describe ncc and for all, pneumonia, apoplexy and scores f other 'diseases. Feb. 25, I8fi2--Greenbacks became as good as old: The legal tender act was passed. For the irst time, this made treasury notes (paper money) awful for payment of all debls to the government. Chief Justice Roger Taney tried to hold it uncon- tilulional! Feb. 25,-1870--The first Negro was sealed in U. senate--the Rev. Hiram Revels, of Mississippi. Feb. 25, 1913--Sixteenth amendment to the con- titulion became effective. It's why the government will be collecting an income tax 20 days ence. Feb. 25, 1919--Oregon was the first state to bc- m collecting a gasoline tax. -,?"!!' 25 1673 -- char l es lr Save all o£ Virginia ith boundaries extending 200 miles north and outh of the mouth of Chesapeake bay and out o the Pacific coast, at a yearly rental of 40 shill- igs, to two favorites--Lord 'Thomas Colepcpper nd the Earl of Arlington. ONE IWINUTE rUM-IT-Tor wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: But the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom givcth lito to thorn, that have it.--Ecclcsiastes 7:11 highways. Drivers are permitted to drive longer than their ability to withstand fatigue."Judge Gutknecht, strong advocate o£ a standard drivers' license law, hits one of the weakest spots in automobile laws when he deals with long hours for truck drivers. Truck drivers, like any other motorist, are not immune to fatigue and no small percentage of accidents are caused when the driver ot a truck, after long hours at the wheel, snoozes momentarily. Eight hours at a stretch is plenty long enough for them. A. few nights ago I . spent an evening with the driver of a truck who regularly visits several central states on his route. (We were blizzard refugees in the same pleasant farm home.) He told me that he had "dozed off" a number of times. Once he rammed into a bridge at St. Louis. In the previous 24 hours he had had three and a half hours of sleep. "Does a truck always head off to the right when the driver goes to sleep?" I inquired. "I've headed both ways in my time," he replied. I was looking for some assurance of my own safety on the highway, as an ordinary motorist But I could find none in this statement. Orifrin of "Smallpox" Name Recalled Here S^fc^was interested by an ex- |pbp]analion presented by the Iowa department of health as to why smallpox Is so called. Centuries ago, it seems, two terrible plagues were widespread :n Europe, attacking thousands o£ :he population and causing many deaths. The term "pox" was de- ·ived from the Anglo-Saxon 'pocco," meaning pimple. The pre- 'ix "small" was used to differen- -iiite the one plague smallpox, 'rom the great pox, which is now tnown as syphilis. ( Vaccination against smallpox las been practiced for over a lundred and forty years. This preventive measure has made smallpox a rare disease in all areas where vaccination is required by law, or otherwise faith- 'ully performed. The annual re- lort of the United States public leallh service for 1935 states: 'No case of smallpox was reported during 1834 in Maine, ,Vernont, Massachusetts, Rhode Is- and, Connecticut, New York, Jew Jersey, Pennsylvania. DeJa- vare, Maryland or -the District of Columbia." In Iowa, last .year, smallpox ases totaled 747; S deaths oceur- ed among persons attacked by his disease. These figures. repre- ent a definite increase i n ' t h e ickness and death rate from : mallpox; the average for the pre- eding three year period, 1033035 was 363 cases and 1 death. Answers to Questions j. IIASKJ.V What Is the smallest book in the world? E. M. A,translation o£ the chief parts of the Rubaiyat o£ Omar Khayyam which is in the Bodleian library at Oxford,' England. The volume measures one-fourth of an inch in height and three-sixteenths of an inch in width. When dill Frederick the Great rule Germany? N. D. Frederick II, called "Ihe Great' rulod from 1740 to 1786. ' Is the grave of the late Senator Hucy Lpiiff illuminated? W. H. At night floodlights from the Louisiana state cnpitol tower are thrown on his grave. When Is the National Education association to hold (is convention? The N. E. A. convention will be held at Detroit from June 27 to July 1. Was Edwin Markham's poem, 'The Mail With the Hoc," first published in a newspaper? E. IV, First appeared in the San Francisco Examiner. How old is Dr. Lorenz, surgeon? o. L. Dr. Adolf Lorenz is past 82. Is Howard Hughes, aviator, related to Rupert Hughes? E. M. He is a nephew. What Is the origin of eatinjc pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? E. The English custom of eating pancakes on this day arose from the economy of making-use of the eggs and fat which were formerly forbidden articles o£ diet during Lent. How liifflt above sea level Is Will Rogers Shrine of flic Sun? M S It is 10,000 feet above sea level and 2,000 feet above the plains which lie about il. Why is thcrn no retail sales (ax on newspapers? G. Z. No retail sales tax has been im- :oscd on newspapers because o£ :heir low price. The theory of sales taxes is that they should be laid by the consumer. As many icwspapers sell for only one cent, there is no coin wilh which the )urchascr could pay less than a 100 per cent lax which almost ccr- ainly would be held conHscatory by the courts. Who won the Georsc Vanrfcr- bllt cup race held at the Roosevelt raceway? E. W. Tazio Nuvolari of Italy won the naugural of the 300 mile race Oct. 12. 1»36, when he piloted his 12 cylinder Alfa Romeo over the course of 1,200 hairpin turns in 4 lours 32 minutes 44 seconds, for in average speed of 65.998 miles in hour. What did the Ethiopian war cost? .T. O. 'For the campaign reported at I412,000,0n0 as nt Feb. M, IDljfi. This sum was for mililary operations and does ,not laie into., i sideration the large sums required to conquer the wandering tribes and to pacify and police the territory, as well as the cost of developing and colonizing the land. Is Thomas Mann, who won the Nobc! prize for literature in 1929, a citizen of Germany? W. H. Deprived of his German citizenship and his property confiscated by the state. The writer now lives in Switzerland. Where are the urineifla! ceremonies honoring- Lincoln held on his birthday? T. R. Innumerable exercises commemorating Lincoln are held on this occasion but the principal ones are at the four shrines: The Lincoln memorial at Washington; at Springfield, III.; Lincoln City, Ind.; and Hodgcnville, Ky. Is every so otlcn a correct expression? W. J. It is a colloquialism. In what prison did Eva Le Gal- Ilcnnc help prisoners produce B, play? T. W. The actress assisted in .the production of "The First Legion," given by the inmates of Connecticut state prison at Welhersfield. Name someone who has a large collection of dime novels, H. M, Prof. Albert Johannsen o£ the University of Chicago has a collection of more than 4,500. Do You Know Europe? When it is noon 1n Washington what time is it in Madrid? In London? In Moscow? Do you know the 200 largest cities of Europe? Do you know what cqun- tncs owe us 22 billion dollars? Vvhich are the two longest rivers in Europe, and what is their miie- ~ C? These questions are all answered in the Map ot Europe, which the Globe-Gazette 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, Frcdric J. Haslcin, director, Washington, D. C. 1 inclose 10 cents In coin f carefully wrapped in. paper) for the Map o£ Europe. Name Street City State ' · , . ' · (Msli to Washington, n. CJ .

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