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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LBE gXNUUMTE NEWSPAI'EB Issued Every Week Day by the MASON C1TX GLOBE-GAZETTE COMrANX 21-123 But Slat. Street Telephone No. 380g LEE P. LOOM1S W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLO*D L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The 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. SUBSCUIW1ON KATES 1 MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE PÂ«r year by carrier .... Â»7-Â°0 By mall 0 monllis ... Per week by carrier .... * .15 By mall 3 months ... per "Â£r W mÂ£l ...... !Â«.00 By mall 1 mono, ... OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE fa yesr JO.OO El* months. -. .13.00 . *1.20 Tbm month...Â« The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who Impose them.--SENECA "TAINTED MONEY!" rpHE question of "tainted money" has been suggested Â·I by one or two of the Globe-Gazette's exchanges in connection with the death of Otto H. Kahn, New York banker, whose contributions to music and art in his lifetime were as notable as his achievements in the field of banking and "big business." Although, the discuaalon has not been nearly as pointed as it was a few years ago when tie, state legislature of Wisconsin turned down an endowment for worthy purpose from the Rockefeller foundation on a. "tainted money" basis, it has been reminiscent of the debate at that time. Iowa at the same time accepted and matched a rich sift-without strings-for the erection of a great college of medicine and hospital at the state university. A few days ago there came to our attention from first hand and authoritative source a story which seemed to us to have important bearing on this whole question of "tainted money." Its beginning was in a pulpit where a preacher in caustic terms was decrying concentrated wealth. "Better death to me or my family than an acceptance of favor from those of Ill-gotten riches," he 3 Â°Not so long thereafter sickness visited the home of this preacher. A daughter was beset with that dread malady, spinal meningitis. Her life was saved, however through the use of a special serum. "How can I thank you enough?" the overjoyed 'father suggested one day as the doctor was taking his leave. "I owe my daughter's life wholly to God and you." . There the doctor, recalling his sermon on tainted money," stopped him short. "You are wrong about that," be asserted. "You owe your daughter's life to God and John D. Rockefeller. It was the 'tainted millions' of Mr. Rockefeller that established the foundation that employed Simon Flexner who developed the serum that saved your daughter's life." There's a legend in northern Missouri that Jesse James used to rob unconscionable mortgage-holders and turn the proceeds over to widows about to lose their homes through foreclosure. Tainted money? Perhaps. The whole question offers an interesting subject ..for conjecture. _ . taxation for next year, and perhaps the year after. But it Is not too late to prevent useless extravagance of government, and to put a man at the brakes to hold back once we are over the hill. Set yourself for a shock. You are going to get it next tax-time. JAPAN'S WAR MOVE rr\0 THE frequent recent indications that Japan plans Â·"Â· new moves on the Asiatic continent this year has been added of late a demand by Tokio that the emperor of Manchukuo, Pu Yi, be given permission and safe-conduct to worship at the tomb of his ancestors near Peiping, in China. It is reported that a strong Japanese force would accompany the emperor, and Nanking comment suspected that the move might mean another bite into North China. Also, it might be a sly proposal to force recognition of Manchukuo. A more likely direction of another Japanese push would be into Mongolia, however. In case of trouble with Russia, which is not unlikely, Mongolia occupies a strategic position threatening Russia's vital trans- Siberian railway. Indeed, Japanese troops and supplies have been steadily moving into Inner Mongolia all winter, if reports are to be believed. led a little sorry for Engel- DolCuss, that remark- little runt who has worked himself up to the dictatorship of Austria. His height is approximately 0 feet and his other dimensions are commensurate. But he Pertinent or Impertinent Mr. Brookhart should stop talking long enough to come out to Iowa and learn whether farmers themselves want the government to take over their farms The Davenport municipal election shows, if it proves nothing else, that voters haven't forgotten there is such a thing as the republican party. s Â·"Hard Liquor Is Dynamite," Governor Herring toic a Decorah audience recently. Too bad it doesn't have the same valuable uses. They say that new magazine designed exclusively for men has developed a remarkable reader interest-among women: OTHER VIEWPOINTS DAILY SCRAP BOOK "Â·Coprrteht, 1934, by Cmtral Press Association, Inc. has vaulting ambition tr?m realized. MUD DWELLERS WHO LIVE IM IHE RE.CJIOH oF- Tim COLORADO'S DELTA USE. MUD AS AH IKSECflClDÂ£ WITH WHICH HE.V DAUB 1UEIR. HAIR. OBSERVING -many of As with most under-sized folk, size is a sore spot with him. He has found it necessary to instruct all hoolmasters to punish pupils ho crack jokes at the expense of members of his government-- es- cially himself. A stiff penalty has been laid down for such jokes as these at his ex- nse : 1. Broke a leg falling off a ladder MlLKMEt4 MADRID .SPAIN, DELIVER. MILK IN BOT'TJLES HANÂ«lNi FROM A STEEL FRAME AU_HE BONES Of- A .WHALE CAVIia$ BEIN5 FILLED .\yilH OIL ED CLARK WINS CASE ,,.. Register: Ed Clark, state insurance com missioner, won a great victory in the state supreme court that has savored of partisan politics throughout When the democratic administration went uito powe and they commenced cleaning house in the various de partments, they found Ed Clark occupying the pos of insurance commissioner. Efforts were at once mad to ousthim from that office. They first declared h -vas illegally holding the office for the reason that h rfas a member of the senate that raised his salary as nsurance commissioner. Clark countered with the re ply that he was not insurance commissioner at th time the salary was raised. The opinion on this wa. given by Attorney General O'Connor, the newl elected democrat to that office. Then the question The district court had ruled that Clark was legall holding the office and from this the state appealed and the supreme court affirmed the lower court's de cision. The state then held up Clark's salary and ex pense account. They also ordered him to appear be fore the executive council, composed entirely of newl elected dmocratic state officers. He refused to appea but said he would be glad to submit to a hearing before an unprejudiced tribunal. The supreme court yesterday ruled in favor of Clark throughout. Since last July Clark has received no pay nor expenses, and now he will collect not only all of this but the costs of the case will be taxed to the state also. The ordinary taxpayer will settle this bill for the expenses incurred solely for the purpose of satisfying some democratic politicians' ideas of how best to proceed to get the job opened for some democratic politician in the state. In a'time of economy such as the state-is now practicing, a little,matter of a few thousand dollars-more'or less makes no difference--providing It is incurred for the purpose of furthering the cause of the democratc partisans. And another feature that shows there is little in the way of politics being played, even to the doors and benches of our supreme court. The opinion in favor of Ed Clark was unanimous by the full bench with one exception. That exception was Judge Mitchell from Ft. Dodge, who is, we believe, still holding the office o* member of the national democratic committee from Iowa. Mr. Mitchell, the aggressive partisan leader of his party voted against the balance of the entire bench in the case. It is a good thing that this case is eventually settled and it is hoped that "if in the future other republicans are to be ousted the state administration will find some means of doing it without sacrificing so much of the taxpayers' money. The only recourse left now to the state politicians is to ask for a rehearing in the supreme court. FREES DRUNK DRIVERS West Union Argo-Gazette: Wets and drys are agreed that no matter what may be the best means of keeping folks sober, the drunken driver is a menace to the lives of other folks, and should be kept off the road by imprisonment, revocation of his driver's li- ferso'n Bee, likewise a valued friend. It was under Mr. cense, or whatever other method is most effective, lerson -nee, iiB.=w . . . j t T ,.Â». =r , aT ,-rin^ Tnat being the case, we were considerably surprised Lovejoy that we were introduced to newspapenng ^ looklng ? over the daily, newspaper list of cases of about a quarter of a century ago. Our role was that execu ti ve clemency in Iowa on Friday to find that of nine persons relieved from punishment for their offenses by Governor Herring that day, five were persons convicted of driving cars while intoxicated. Just how far will a crusade for safe driving get when the drunken driver, after all the trouble of convicting him, can count on being freed from the penalty by a too sympathetic governor? DIET and HEALTH "By LOGAN CLENDENING. M. D. NERVOUS ILLS LATE IN LIFE W E WELL may ask, "What are the factors in life which are conducive to_the development of functional or nervous diseases?" Generally speaking, diseases are either hereditary acnuiredVis difficult to determine how much ot or acqui T PRESS IN GOOD HANDS ,HE writer of this little testimonial experienced a genuine satisfaction from the recent choice of Ralph E. Overholser of Red Oak as president of the Iowa Press association. Mr. Overholser (Ovy to his friends) Is a graduate of the University of Iowa and it was our privilege to be associated with him on the editorial staff of the student daily. He later succeeded to the editorship of the lowan. Son of one of Iowa's ablest and best known newspaper men, Ralph has made good on his own account. He has built the Red Oak Express into one of Iowa's best weeklies, from both an editorial and a news standpoint. And editing an outstanding newspaper in a state which conspicuously abounds in excellent weeklies is no mean distinction. That he has served the Iowa Press association well is reflected in the honor now conferred on him. Mr. Overholser succeeds V. H. Lovejoy of the Jef- Dr. Clendenlwr of printer's devil and the remuneration therefrom was $1.50 a week. In a conversation recently, Mr. Lovejoy tried to make it $1.75--until we threatened to make the 25 cent raise retroactive with interest compounded! To suggest that Mr. Overholser is a worthy successor to Vic Lovejoy, who has given the state press association an admirable administration this past year, is to reflect our high personal estimate of each, as man and as journalist. NOW FOR THE PAY-OFF N OW comes the time to pay the fiddler for the recovery dance. Or rather, now congress is prepar-. Ing the bill, to be presented next year when income tax time comes around. Probably most of us won't pay much attention while the house and senate are laboring through the process of jacking up the tax schedules. But will we howl when we get the bill next March? Too bad that the tax bills can't be distributed some time this summer, before the fall election campaign. They would constitute a powerful argument against the extravagance and expense which will be proposed by many a candidate anxious to buy his way to popularity with other peoples' money. But the discerning can get a pretty good idea of things by studying the news dispatches from Washington. Increased taxes are the order of the day. And not a voice is--or can be raised against it. Unless taxes are shoved to something approaching war-time levels, the only other means of financing the recovery program is inflation--printing press money. Maybe we shall have to come to that anyway, although every thoughtful citizen dreads the experiment. There is nothing to say or do about it, except to fix it In your mind that you are going to get a wallop from taxes--state and federal--that will make your head swim next year. And having fixed that, fix also in your mind the determination to make a pledge of economy the first requirement of every candidate for whom you vote. It is t too late to prevent enormous RUSSIA AND IOWA FAR APART Red Oak Express: The Brookhart plan and the Russian plan are synonymous but fortunately Russia thought of it first. Brookhart would return the farmer to peasantry, despite his ballyhoo for an agricul- :ural Utopia. The Russian farmer is far removed T rom happiness, comforts and Utopia and the Iowa 'arraer wants none of that clap-trap for himself. -- _^Â£ ~IJ^ ALL CREDIT TO KOOSEVELT Iowa Falls Citizen: The settlement of the threatened strike in the automotive industry before it actually started has won for Roosevelt more praise than any other single action since he became president. IJ7 g i C L J U H C U . it H3 V...."-- -- T our traits of character are inherited, and how acquired by contact with other human beings alter birth. The weight of evidence points to the Uitter as being the principal actor in the play. We inherit blue eyes? brown hair, body type and weight, bald heads, Â·_ ,, big noses, and all the other physical characteristics which make people interesting. Our traits of character, however, and the stability of our nervous systems, are largely a matter of contact and experience with others. Granting this to be true, how fortunate is the child born and reared by sensible parents, possess- Â·ing good control of their Servous systems, and how unfortunate is the child of neurotic, hysterical or highly emotional parents. Many quite stable persons develop under the latter situation, but the average is against them from the parents, because knowledge is largely acquired in the early impressionable years o mimicking others. Such children are figuratively bat tered about between excess love and unreasonable an ger; between fear and bravado; between over-sohci tous attention and neglect. Even such natural func tions as eating, sleeping and elimination receive ai unnatural and unwarranted attention, and the child i tremendously impressed with the importance of a los meal, a coated tongue, a scratch on the hand, a fail ure to respond to a call of nature when the clocl strikes nine. Life early becomes very complex an serious, revolving around taboos, fears, don'ts, doubts turmoil and indecision. Is it any wonder such a chil develops nervous indigestion when mature? Then there are other people who even though thei adolescent years were passed under favorable cir cumstances, develop nervous or emotional tendencie in adult life. Many factors enter into this, but the usually will fall into pertain broad classifications-economic, domestic, thwarted ambition, organic dis ease. The present economic disaster has brought to ph; sicians thousands of men and women who previous! always had been considered physically able and emo tionally sound. The symptoms vary tremendously-headache, dizziness, backache, indigestion, loss of a] petite and weight, weakness, anemia, insomnia, men tal depression are the common ones. Incompatible domestic relations probably sti heads the list, particularly with women. Books cou be written about this subject and still not cover aa the causes that are advanced as reasons why men an women fail to live together in peace and harmon Back of it all is a fundamental reason--ignorance the law of physiology. Add to this selfishness, bad temper, jealousy, idleness, illness, perversions and other similar human frailties, and the picture is practically complete. hi The Y Ben S Hu S rÂ°Tribe will assemble tonight at the ome of Mr. and Mrs. 0. S. Durr. . . The Rev. J. T. Grippen, one of the pioneer mmis- ers of the Methodist church in Iowa, for a number I years past field agent of Cornell college, Mount ernon, was married last night at the nome of the fficiating clergyman, the Rev. T. M. Evans, to Miss Emma Richards of Tama. "MISS Genevleve Bogaraus, who is attending the u - a State Teachers' college in Cedar Falls, is in he city for an over Sunday visit with relatives. C A Lewis has departed for Flandreau, S. Dak., vhere he will have char/e of the construction of the new ?160,000 courthouse here. EARLIER DAYS AD Iniercslliig Dally Fentura Files at the Vcnra .Gone By. Drawn (Tom tlm Globe-Goiettc't . while picking strawberries. 2. Narrowly escaped death in a mousetrap covertly placed at his apartment door by assassins. 3. Paced up and down under his bed all night when first informed of the recent socialist uprising. 4. Got hold of everything he wanted at Geneva except the doorknob. 5. Climbed up on a chair at a state conference in order to bang his fist on the table. 6. Considered buying a dachshund to ride in military parades. Great indeed is this tiny chancellor's influence if by mere edict, he is able to make his subjects quit joking about what they regard as joking matters. -- o -nominate as the most conspicuous example of nonchalance presented in Mason City of late the conduct of a certain office worker between Fourth and Fifth streets on North Federal avenue Monday night. Firemen were training a hose stream on the little blaze in an awning. "Hey you!" shouted a policeman as he rapped on the front door. No response and the cop shouted again: "Hey you! There's a fire out here. Without so much as looking up from the report on which he was working: "I know it-- what of it?" There's a man possessed of a real ability to concentrate. I'll bet he doesn't even know 'there's been a depression ! -- o -know it will interest J. A. G. to know that the Webster definition of that seldom used word, "firkin," is: "A measure of capacity, about a fourth part of a barrel; small wooden vessel for butter or lard." And I thank C. C. S. for the research connected with this. wonder if there is anybody In Iowa now--in the face of exonerating a c t i o n b y courts, high and low--who really believes that the endeavor to oust Ed Clark had any basis other than political and worse. It's natural that members of a rival party should wish to have all the political jobs m sight and explains part of what has happened. But the ghoulish fight of unsavory parties over the remains of a defunct insurance company hasn't, been publicized as yet. That's a story Ed Clark may get around to tell some day. His true worth as a public servant will 'be understood when some of the motives and methods back of the fight against him are revealed--as they will be some day. Mason City neighbors rejoice at the victory won by Ed Clark in every round of this uphill fight and wish him even more power in the rounds ahead. --o-am grateful to a statistician on the Ottumwa Courier for his support of my frequently made claim that newspapers don't avail themselves of EVERY opportunity to error. This Ottum- wan has figured out that the chances for mistakes in one column of print are in the ratio of 70,000 to 1. In an ordinary newspaper column there are 10,000 letters of type; there are seven wrong positions that a letter may be put in; there are 70,000 chances to make an error, and millions of chances for transpositions. In the short sentence, "To be or not to be," by transposition alone it Is possible to make 2,758,009 errors. have noted that the element oÂ£ sugrgestiveness and _ outright smut is greatest in those screen productions which are fathered by a producer trained on Broadway. Recent shows which have featured Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson and Ed White may be taken as examples of what is noted here. In each case the movie has been a few luxurious scenes and dances built around a few ancient and off-color gags. Far from perfection as Hollywood was In the old days, fairness compels an admission- that it hasn't been elevated by the New York influence of recent years. --o-suppose it's just a matter oC guesswork on my part but I can't help believing that the estimate made by Washington authorities that the average distance walked each day by a man is 18,098 stops, or 7 and 7-8 miles, is con| siderably too high. H a r o l d W V o g e l , for the past three years operator of an elevator in the First National wank building, has resigned his position to work for the Iowa State lierhway commission. James Rae, principal of the high school, left today for Humboldt where he will help choose the winners of the state declamatory contest. W. H. Baird has returned from a 10 day inspection trip of sugar beet plants in Colorado in the nterests of the Northern Sugar corporation, of which he is manager. PRAIRIE POETS A Once a Week Feature Edited by Lou Malloiy Luke Hampton, Secretary Â«* the Iowa Author's Club, afid Dedicated to the Bulldinc Up of n Distinctive Iowa X'oetry. \nsweys Agnes V. Flannery is a real lowan--born in Des Moines--has always lived and was educated there as were her parents before her. In 1854 when Des Moines was still called Ft. Des Moines her paternal and maternal grandparents located there; so she has much pioneer blood flowing in her veins. Her mother was a pianist and her father had a flair for writing verse and the fusion of both of these talents is very pronounced in the creative work of the daughter. Miss Flannery has inherited the call of the open road and has traveled extensively in the United States, from coast to coast, and in Mexico and Canada. She is a lover of the sea. Many interesting things about Miss Flannery are found in Who's Who in Des Moines. We find that she composes the musical settings to her poems and has won three local prizes in words and music contests. In 1923 she won first prize for her "Greater Des Moines Booster Song" in a National Booster Song contest sponsored by the New Xork Music Publishers Press which ran one year with more than 3,000 entrants. She specializes in piano, pipe organ and musical composition and has done concert and lyceum work as soloist and accompanist. She served many years as church organist in Des Moines and played the piano in a movie house in St. Paul while continuing her three years of study there. Her songs have been used by many leading artists and grand opera singers in their concert work and have been, broadcast from all the prominent radio stations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Hawaii. She has fifteen-publications to her credit. IOWA is her EDITOR'S MAIL BAG TODAY IN HISTORY FOR A SOUNDPROOF NOSEBAG MASON CITY, April 10.--Since the retirement of Senator Moses, no one in Washington seems to be 'riding herd" on the "Sons of the Wild Jackass." Most of these strange animals are just now grazing quietly in the pastures of the new administration, mingling with the yearlings of the brain trust to whom they bear a close resemblance. The other day one of these got his nose out of the new deal feed bag Ion? enough to utter a raucous bray when Smith Wildman Brookhart compared George Washington to Stalin, rather to the credit of thÂ° latter Secretary Wallace and his mentor, Professor Tugwell, early arranged' for the Iowa cast-off to cash in on his well advertised preference for the Russian system as compared with American constitutional democracy. It is hardly to be supposed that the sponsors of the "Wildman" expected their pensioner to besmirch thÂ« memory of the Father of his Country by braying in so ill-timed and asinine a manner, just when they themselves were trying to laugh off the Kerensky episode. We recommend that the feed bag of Stalin's champion be made soundproof. KENNETH NEU ---- 1PRH, H --Notables Born This Date--Charles Evans Hughes, b. 1862, chief justice of the supreme court of the United States. * * Ferdinand Lassalle, b. 1825, German revolutionary philosopher, who despised sentiment and \vas killed in a duel over a love affair. * * Enoch H. Crowder, b. 1859, who as adjutant-general put millions of draftees into khaki in 1917-18. * * Edward Everett, b. 1794, Massachusetts statesman who was supposed to have been the principal speaker on the occasion President Abraham Lincoln uttered his immortal Gettysburg Address. 1783--Cessation of the war with Great Britain was proclaimed formally by her liberated American colonies, the newly named United States of America. Igli--Napoleon Bonaparte murmured, "I have done what I could," dictated'an abdication as emperor ol the French to his brother Lucien, turned his thoughts to a land across the sea. He went to the coast, took the name of Murion, dickered for a brig carrying spirits to America. But he waited too long, was apprehended by British, shipped to St. Helena. Â· Â· Â» 1917--Herbert Hoover entered upon his first public office, having been made food administrator of U. S., with power to tell Americans when they could eat bread and meat, latest publication. Other songs are Song of the Violin, The Angelus, a semi-classic with chimes effect, and Springtime, a lovely concert number. Miss Flannery maintains a studio-apartment where she teaches piano. She is a sister of the late Dr. Jos. J. Flannery, well known surgeon of Des Moines. Besides her music club and local affiliations, sne Is a member of the Iowa Authors club, the Catholic Poetry Society of America, a non-resident member of the Friends of Music in New York City, and has served three years as state chairman of American Music for the Iowa Federation of Music Clubs and is compiling a list of Iowa composers, their compositions and publishers which will be published in the near future under the What Is the expression used when a jockey is graduated Irom the apprentice class? D. M. When a jockey loses the five pound weight advantage allowed apprentices, it is said that he has "lost his bug." Kow many police officers, plain clothes men, and detectives In U. S. Â· -pi 'poiicenren, 131.687; detectives, 12,865; marshals and constables, 9 350- probation and truant officers, 4,270; sheriffs, 15,338. Why is fresh water used m the locks of the Panama canal Instead of sea water? C. C. Fresh water from Gatun Lake and the streams which feed ,the Madden dam and other reservoirs serve the Panama canal locks. The upper reaches oÂ£ the canal are high above sea level and while there is ample water in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it is at the low level and the locks must be fed from the highest level. It has cost millions to build and operate the dams and reservoirs. It is not necessary to have fresh water although fresh water is lighter and exerts less pressure on the lock gates. Fresh water is used because of its availability in relation to gravity. How many American citizens were living in Cuba before the late disturbance began? N. S. About 6,000. , What arc the sources of internal revenue 7 C. M. Income tax, inheritance tax, gill tax, stamp taxes, distilled spirits and alcoholic beverages, non-bever age spirits, non-intoxicating liquors fermented malt liquors, tobacco and manufactures of tobacco, oleomar garine, narcotic drugs, manufactur ers' excise taxes, admissions, dues and initiations and miscellaneou taxes such as telephone, telegraph cable and radio facilities and oil pip line transportation. Who were the famous command ers of the Frigate constitution whe Why are some medical questions Â· iswered, while others are not of our field? J. A. Questions regarding the history of edicine, names of hospitals, estab- shed facts about diseases and the ce, can be answered because these acts can be ascertained by a lay,an. Medical diagnoses and advice strictly in the professional field . nd should not be given by anyone utside. Questions within the scope : an information service are care- ully answered by researchers rained to this work. Send your uestions to this newspaper's Infor- lation bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, irector, Washington, D. C. Enclose oin or stamyp for reply postage. W h o wrote the Washington lerry-Go- Round? L. G. It is generally supposed that mong the authors of the Washing- on Merry-Go-Round are Drew 'earson and Robert Allen. Tell me the correct way to eat andwiches, both open and closed, Iso cup cakes? E. H. A morsel of a sandwich or a cup ake should be broken from the andwich or the cup cake and con- eyed to the mouth between the humb and first two fingers. Is the sale of aigrettes still forbidden in the United States? A. H. There is still a federal law prohibiting the killing of egrets in his country, and the gale or transportation in the United States of heir feathers (called aigrettes). What Is a Dutch auction? S. K. An auction in which the bidders decrease their bids until they come :o the minimum price. name of Musical lowans. The poem used in the series today has been accepted for publication by the International Publishing company. It also appeared in Silk of the Corn. THE SCOTCHMAN ON A HOLIDAY by Agnes V. Flannery The Scotchman on a holiday Went forth on pleasure bent, Hia attitude toward all the world Was one of merriment. He softly sighed, and whistled low, I've earned this day you see, But what to do, or where to go, The question is, says he. They told him of a ball game 'Twas eighteen miles away, That's quite a little jaunt says he But then I have the day. He sauntered forth, the sun was bright, By noon it was intense, And reaching there, he was, alas-.Too tired to climb the fence* It was In commission? H. H. Preble, Hull, Decatur, Bainbridge Stewart and Dewey. What are the correct abbrevia tions for Iowa and Pennsylvania G. K. The U. S- Official Postal Guic (available at your local postoffic for consultation) is the best cr tcrion to follow in the matter o state abbreviations. The abbrevii lions as given in the postal guit are most widely used, and are ac cepted for the reason that they ar less apt to be confused with othe state names having similar abbrc viations in the direction and han ling of mail. The abbreviation "Pa is preferred for Pennsylvania, an Iowa is spelled out, as Is mo. states having short names. The a' breviation "la." is too easily mistak en for "La." the abbreviation fo Louisiana, AUNT MET By Robert Quillen "I've got a good vacuum cleaner, but I don't feel like I'm cleanin' a rug unless I make the dust fly,"