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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 2 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. USE NEWSl'AI'EIt Issued Every wecK Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 Eojt State Street Telephone No. 3800 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS wBlch la exclusively entitled to the use lor publication or HI news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In thl« paper, and all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAILV PRESS ASSOCIATION, ivltb Da Molnes rews and business offices at 05 stops Building. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Per year . Pef S by carrier . . . . S .15 Per year by mall ....... 5*-00 -- · By nml 3 month, ...... S1.M ....... - By mall 1 month ....... S .JO OUISIBE 100 MILE ZOKE Per year.... 56.00 SU months. ...$3.25 Three months... S1.73 HITLER'S "VICTORY" ADOLF HITLER'S overwhelming victory in the ** reichstag elections would be much more impressive were it not for the coercion that was practiced by his organization. The almost unanimous support for his policy depicted by the result is subject to heavy · discount because of the open and avowed policy of forcing Germans to vote, and to vote for Hitler. Only a most courageous minority dared to stay at home, and they did so under threat of future punishment. The whole business was a brazenly admitted "racket," like so much of the nazi activity. It is more than probable that had Hitler allowed free expression of the popular will he would have won, hands down. There is little reason to doubt that a majority of Germans believe in Hitler and his policy, heartily indorse the destruction of the Versailles treaty which he has brought about, and would be wiling to follow him into war, if necessary. His talk about "honor" and "equality" strikes a responsive chord, and the people are willing to forget their ruined liberties in the grip of his propaganda efforts, and his own emotional spell-binding. Hitler is a great demagog. But when a ballot is so framed that there is no place to vote "no;" when only one party is permitted on the ballot; when voters are ordered, by uniformed ' strong-arm men, to get out and vote "or else"--under such circumstances the referendum becomes meaningless, or nearly so. How can anyone tell how many Germans voted because they were ordered to on pain of collision with nazi storm-troopers? How.can anyone tell what they really think of the nazi party, when no opportunity to express dissent was given? What is a referendum worth when all the campaigning was done by one side only, and press and pulpit were silenced and prevented from presenting any but one side of the case? Germany's enemies will take full advantage of this situation. Because of the unfairness of the election, they will use its 'results unfairly. It seems incredible that Hitler should be so dubious of his popularity as to give them this opportunity. He would be in a better position today if he had thrown open the doors. Perhaps a 30 per cent minority of the vote might have stood against him, granted immunity and the chance at free expression. But the 70 per cent in his favor would have been a tremendous mandate, such as few regimes, in this or any other country can command. Recent polls show that even the Immensely popular Roosevelt commands only about 55 per cent ol American support Hitler's 70 per cent in a free election would have meant more than the 98- plus per cent he forced from his tactics of regimentation and coercion. In any event, the stage is now set for the final decision of the Rhineland crisis. Hitler has his majority, his subservient reichstag, his complete freedom of action. This in band, he can proceed to negotiate with France and Britain to the best advantage. It is a good guess that he will do less saber-rattling now that the election is safely over; for even Hitler with all his big talk, cannot really wish to force war upon Europe. He would almost certainly destroy himself. BRUNO'S CASE BEWILDERS THE Bruno Richard Hauptmann case becomes more *· bewildering. Delay follows upon delay in executing the convicted kidnap-murderer of the Lindbergh baby. The latest development, which caused .a last minute delay in the electrocution scheduled for Tuesday night, is the purported confession of a disbarred lawyer that he stole and killed the baby, and just before that there was a similar confession from the notorious Gaston B. Means, now in prison for swindling Mrs E. B. McLean in connection with the case. Neither confession mentions any connection with Hauptmann, although every bit of evidence at the trial tied the convicted man closely to the actual commitment of the crime. Also, if Means is telling the truth, the lawyer Wendel is not, and vice versa. And if either is telling the truth all the evidence in the Hauptmann trial, the evidence which convinced a jury and the general public of Hauptmann's guilty connection with the kid- naping and the ransom deal, is false. Of course the confessions both come from shady sources, and Wendel's is already repudiated, as obtained by violence and the illegal detention of the confessor. Gaston B. Means is probably the most astonishing- liar and most accomplished swindler of our day. Few people would believe him under oath, and Wendel's record is unsavory, too. But little importance can be attached to them. It seems hopeless, at the present writing, to attempt to predict when the man--convicted of murder on apparently incontrovertible evidence--will pay his debt to society. JAPANESE DISAPPOINTMENT IF Japan militarists ultimately should discover the * acquisition of Manchoukuo will prova more costly than beneficial, what then? It begins to appear that such may be the case. Rather a careful analysis in a recent survey of the American Council of the Institute of Pacific Relations concludes bluntly that all dreams of paradise had been abandoned, that Japan is curtailing her investment, and is slowiiig down development. In five years, only 272,441 Japanese have found work and homes in Manchoukuo, or about a fourth of a year's increase in Japan's population. Virtually all of those were soldiers, officials, businessmen, and technical experts, while the Japanese farmer and laborer have found no outlet. If it should develop as now eeems likely that Japan's expected hopes of relieving the problem of congested population will be frustrated, there will be an element of stability and security added to the far eastern situation now sadly lacking. The theory in the 'Jay Franklin" case seems to be that by the simple process of. removing yourself from the government payroll you regain amateur standing asa journalistic propagandist. It is significant of an awakened public consciousness of Our highway slaughter toll when automobile manufacturers feature the safety qualities of their cars in their advertisements. It isn't of record that New Jersey's governor was ever as interested in capturing the Lindbergh kidnaper as he now is in saving him. Really, Wisconsin shouldn't have expected anything out frankness from a man named Glenn Frank. One thing the Townsend investigation will reveal is ;nat those on the inside have not been underpaid. Americans who would like to compete with the 15 ;ents a day laborer of Japan will please rise. Be it remembered, John Carter, alias Jay Frankin, is still on the federal payroll. Why not Borah for president and Brookhart for rice president on the bb ticket? The PROS and CONS WHY NOT LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE Atlantic News-Telegraph: The News-Telegraph has no quarrel with any candidate "for nomination on the republican ticket at the June primary. Primarily we have no quarrel with our good friend, John M. Grimes, fellow publisher, of Osceola, who seeks the republican- gubernatorial nomination. But we are exceedingly reluctant to follow Mr. Grimes in regard to the state liquor laws. He has announced himself as opposed to the present liquor control system and the substitution therefor of private sale, to be determined by each community through local option. This writer has lived in Iowa long enough to see the operation of the liquor traffic in all of its phases. As a very small boy we recall the old saloon days, the days of state prohibition, then the days of the Martin, or "Mulct" law, during which saloons were allowed to operate in spite of the existing prohibition law, then the days of so-called state prohibition again, then national prohibition, alleged, and now the state control of liquor sales. We are thoroughly aware that there are many indictments which can be leveled against the present system, but from our observation we are inclined to think that system eliminates more of the evils of the traffic than all of the other experiments we have tried. If Mr. Grimes' pronouncement means anything, it means that he is in favor of the return of the licensed emporium where hard liquor shall be sold. The fact that local option is part of his plan does not alter the situation. In other words, Mr. Grimes' plan would involve the re-establishment of the open hard liquor saloon. We are thoroughly aware that in eastern Iowa, all up and down the Mississippi river, and in other parts of the state, there is a considerable sentiment for the private sale of liquor in regularly licensed drinking places. To our mind, such a step on the part of the state of Iowa would be exceedingly foolish. Moreover, local option is a delusion and a snare. It is the nastiest sort of a fight possible when liquor and anti-liquor interests array themselves against each other in communities. It reeks with rotten polities. More often than not the liquor interests are armed with various corrupting influences, including money, and carry elections because of the application of political methods in"which, they are more adept than their dry opponents, ; It seems to us that there are so many other issues before the people of Iowa that to stir up this liquor question, with the possible chance of bringing the open saloon back to the state, is exceedingly poor pol icy. Why not let well enough alone? AND THE EVENTUAL CANDOR WAS FORCED Algona Advance: This is not an argument against a new deal writer on the Register's editorial page. The Register's position that the new deal is as much entitled to representation as the other side is correct. Nor is it an argument that "Jay Franklin" is not per se an able writer whose opinions are worthy of respectful consideration. It is merely that the Register errs when it conceals facts about its editorial writers which reader:;, in order to arrive at their own appraisal of views on public questions, are entitled to know. BENSON CANDIDACY ENCOURAGING ·Hampton Chronicle: C. A. Benson of Elkader is mentioned as a possible candidate for state secretary of agriculture. Candidates for that office on the republican ticket have been slow in coming out, and when a man like Benson is mentioned it brings renewed enthusiasm for a republican victory in Iowa this fall. Benson, prominent farmer and businessman of Clayton county, served several terms as state senator in the Iowa legislature and gave the state most efficient service. BOOTLEGGERS ON THE RUN Davenport Democrat: Many people, undoubtedly, will interpret this increase of business at the state liquor stores as meaning the Iowa people are consuming larger quantities of hard liquor. However, such is hardly the case. A more plausible explanation for the increase in sales may in fairness be attributed to the fact that liquor consumers are beginning to realize' the benefits of state operated stores and are giving them their patronage in preference to the bootleggers. OPEN SEASON ON WIVES! Northwood Anchor: William Kutina, pleading guilty last week in Worth county district court to a charge of "assault with intent to murder," was sentenced to thirty years in Fort Madison penitentiary and paroled from the bench by the presiding judge. No open shooting season on wives has been declared, so far as anyone knows, but this season seems to be it. A BOOST FOR THE DES MOINES CANDIDATE Webster City Freeman-Journal: Without disparagement of Editor Grimes or others who may be candidates for the republican gubernatorial nomination, it can be said that no man in the state is better qualified to fill the position of governor then is Senator George A. Wilson of Polk county. LIQUOR LAW REVISION NEEDED Ottumwa Courier: The Cooper case-is dead, but the distinct necessity for sharp revision of the liquor act is more alive than ever. If commission members were so minded, they could give out seals promiscuously, just so they didn't involve a commission or em- ploye of that body. WORK AT HOME TOO Waterloo Courier: Mr. Kagawa of Japan is lecturing the length and breadth of our land on the desirability of neighborliness and co-operation. There's a lot of room for improvement along this line in Japan, too. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG AGAINST LOADING ZONES MASON CITY--We have "loading zone" markers strung up and down Federal limiting parking and thus vexing the hurried shopper. Why can't these be removed and all this loading be done from the rear o: the store as was the original intention. Mason City needs every available foot of parking space. DR. R. J. GARNER. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott WAR.-DANCE £tUELt BOOME-R. WHAiE. MAKES A NOISE. WHICH OBSERVERS SAY SOUMD5 LIKE CANNON REPORTS BY ·SfR.IKiNCi HE. FLIPPER'S A^AlMfrf "THE $1D£ oF-Til BoD/ AFRICA PUNISHED 8Y A BARREL. TbR FIVE ·HOUR? ANIMAL- ON WORK BY -HIM AND MA.MY PIRA.1E5 Af -I^EIR EX.ECU'TTOK COPYRIGHT, 1936. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION' 4-2 DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDEXIXG, M- D. HOW BODIES ARE REGULATED PVERY MACHINE must be constructed so that not JCj only the various parts work, but that they work in unison. Your automobile needs a constant supply of jasoline in the carburetor, but the supply must be neither too little nor too much. Every motorist knows the symptoms of both of these things. Just now our social machinery is in trouble because the function of production is geared ahead of the function of distribution. So in the human machine, the many functions have to be correlated. Digestion must be efficient, but too much digestion, at least too much absorption of digested pio- ducts, would be as bad as too little. The kidneys must be prepared to excrete waste products when necessary, and rest when there are no waste products to excrete. The temperature of the body is n _, , . maintained at a definite level by an vr. t»ienaenmg eIaDorate me chanism which would stump any mechanical engineer to duplicate. If the temperature falls, the combustion inside the body immediately rises; the organs where most combustion occurs, the muscles, begin to move involuntarily--we call it shivering--and the temperature rises. If the temperature of the body threatens to be too high, the little blood vessels of the skin dilate, a film of water in the sweat glands is thrown out over them, and in evaporating, cools off these pipes of the body. It is exactly like cooling off hot pipes or surfaces with a spray of water. Something has to be in command of all these different functions--a regulator or major general, seated somewhere in the center so that a knowledge of what the trouble is will be brought to it and help sent cut in the form of physiological adjustments. The major general regulator is known as the "automatic nervous system." It consists of a series of masses of nerve ganglia, which are ditributed all over the body, the controls of which are massed in the back of the abdomen and chest, along the spinal column. Most of its work is done by an adjustment of the small blood vessels of the body, dilating them in order to -increase the amount of blood that goes to and from a part, constricting them to lower the functional capacity of an organ. A number of tests have been devised to study the efficiency of this unconscious nervous system, and a number of medicines are known which will influence it quite directly. We will study these in the succeeding articles this week. QUESTIONS FROM READERS P. C.: "I am a hay fever victim and would be glad to get information about where I can get relief from this sickness. Is there any locality that offers positive relief? I am particularly concerned as to whether the west coast has these general conditions." Answer: My experience is that -people who have hay fever in the middle west are perfectly comfortable on the west coast. TOMORROW APRIL 3 By CU.BK KJAVNAIBD Notable Births*--Richard Joshua Reynolds, junior, b. 1906, who inherited a 525,000,000 tobacco fortune. Hazel Beck, b. 1901, famed as Sally Rand, exhibitionist Henry R. Luce, b. 1898 in China, editor of Time Harry C. "Bud" Fisher, b. 1885, cartoonist--Mutt and Jeff Nelson T. Johnson, b. 188S. minister to China Margaret Anglin, b. 1877, Canadian-American actress. April 3, 1639--Sir Fernando Gorges, 74. was confirmed by English royal charter as the lord proprietor of the province of Maine. Gorges never saw America. His heirs placed so little value on Maine that they gave it away. April 3, 1683--Bartolome Esteban Murillo died at Seville, aged 64, from injuries received in a fall from a scaffold while painting an altarpiece. Paintings for which this immortal Spaniard received a few hundred dollars, today sell for hundreds of thousands. His most famous picture, the Madonna in the Seville museum, was painted in the absence of canvas, upon a table napkin! April 3, 1882--Another legend was born. Authorities and most of the people of St. Joseph, Mo., believed that Jesse James was shot in the back by two of his pals, Robert and Charles Ford, who were anxious to collect the 510,000 reward on his head. However, years later it was told about that Bob and Charles enabled Jesse to escape to Arizona by shooting a tramp and hoaxing authorities into believing it was the body of Jesse. Arizonians even today believe that the "dead" Jesse .lames ranched for many vcai'S on the Gila river as Jesse Williams. EARLIER DAYS I-'KOM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hales of Swaledale were in the city yesterday, the guests of Mrs. Carrie Johnston. E. J. Brecn of Fort Dodge was in the city today on a business trip. Miss Grace Niefe of Lincoln, Nebr., is in the city for a visit with relatives and friends. The ice harvest at Clear Lake continues unabated. The ice now obtained is about 18 inches thick and of ·ood quality. Most of it is being shipped to Omaha, Nebr. H. H. Shepard made a business trip to Des Moines today. Myron Stephenson returned today from Ames for a few days visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Stephenson. Twenty Years Ago-Miss Ethel Williamson of Algeria was a week-end visitor in the city. Dr. Raymond Weston left last night for Rush medical college at Chicago after spending a week's vacation with his parents in the city. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Blythe have returned from an eastern trip. Miss Elsie Winkler returned today from a week's visit with her parents at Saginaw, Mich. Miss Lulu Brown of Mariette, Minn., is visiting in the city for a few days. EL PASO, Tex.--In an attack on a group of Villa forces at Cienequita yesterday. General Cayazos killed 20 and scattered the band, according to a report issued by General Gavira in Juarez. Ten Years Ago-F. H. Black was in Mason City on business yesterday. Charles E. Van Horn of Mason City is taking a three months course in the infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. Miss Evelyn Arquatte, supervisor of physical education at the St. Cloud, Minn., schools, is spending the week-end in the city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Arquette. Mrs. M. C. Corbett and son, William, of Des Moines, are in the city as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stratford. Miss Fay Tubbesing, teacher in the public schools at New Hampton, has been spending her vacation the past week at the home of her mother, Mrs. Clara Tubbesing, 322 Carolina avenue southeast. Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Stout and daughter, Elva. of Waterloo are visiting with relatives in the city. B. A. Webster left today for Waucoma on business. ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASON OBSERVING ii^^ IOWA'S COUNTY SONG REPRODUCED HERE ·a,, know of one lovvan .who will gSibe interested in this repro- ·** duction of the "Iowa County Song" which was in the repertory of nearly every school pupil a half cen- ;ury ago. It is taken from the Mitchell County Press, which had received it, neatly printed with pen and ink, along with music score, from Mrs. Inez Gardner of Riverside, Gal.: Our home Is In Iowa, westward toward the setting sun. Just between two illicitly rivers wliere tlie flowing waters run, It has towns »nd It lias cities; It nan many noble strimms; Lt hns ninety-nine cuunliefl and we'll join to s!n£ their names. Lyon. Osceola. Dickinson, wliere Htc Spirit lake we ace: Emmet, Ko.Hsuth. Wlnncbaco, Worth, that's near Lake Albert Lea: Mitchell. Howard, W'inneshick and Allamakcc so fine Make eleven mirlheni cwunilcs on (he Minnesota line. Clayton, Uubui|uc. Jackson. Clinton, together wltlt Scott and .Museallnc. Lee, Louisa and l)es Moines on the eastern line are seen. Van Biircn, Duvls, Appauoose, Decatur, Rlngold, Wayne we SI'y: I'age and Taylor, rrcniont. that on Missouri's border lie. rolta-wattoniie, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Woodbury, I'lymoiith. Sioux Are all tlie counties that around tile border (if nur slate we view. Next we point you to O'Brien, ralo Alto, too, and Clay, Hancock, Ccrro Gordo, l-'loyd, now see Chtck- 1IS11W. we pray. Fayette. Bremer, Butler, l-'ranklin, next upon the map we sec, WrlRht nnu Humboldl, I'oeahontas, Buena Visla, Cherokee. Ida, Sac, Calhoun and Webster, Hamilton, with names so rare: Next Is Harttln, Grundy, Blackhawk and Buchanan, Delaware. Jones, Linn, Benton, Tama, Marshall, Story, Crawford, Carroll, Boonc; Let us not your patience weary, we sliall have them all toltl soon. Cetlar. Greene, Johnson, Iowa, with I'owe- shiek by the same; Next Is Jasper, I'olk and Dallas, names of presidential fame. Guthrlc. Audubon and Shelby, Cms anil Madison. Aditlr. Warren, Marion nnd .Mahaska, and Keokuk. too, is there; Henry. -Jefferson and \VnpeIlo, Monroe, Washington, we've missed Lucas, ('lark. I;nlnn, AdamB and MonlKomery fills the list. The music for the above song, laboriously printed with pen by Mrs. Gardner, has been turned over to the county superintendent of schools and any teachers interested can see it there. 'The only people we ever knew able to name and locate all of Iowa's counties were those who had learned this song," Editor -Clint Hill of the Osage paper stated. That would be this department's observation too. 1'KOBLEM OF SAFETY ISN'T SELF-SOLVING imp, recently had a letter from SSpgthe head of a large Iowa *Sir concern which has distinguished itself with a fine record of safety performance by its truck drivers. It contained this one significant paragraph: "In talking with my own drivers about other concerns, they come to the defense of drivers with the statement that many concerns do not keep their equipment in proper condition. Then they work their men too long hours. I think there is a great deal to these statements. The matter of safe driving is not all up to the drivers; it is at least 50 per cent up to the trucking concern itself." The last part of this statement reminded me of an instance last winter when I dropped in at a Des Moines filling station and heard the driver of a huge truck admitting-rather boastfully--that he hadn't had a wink of sleep since Thursday night. And this was on a Sunday forenoon. The fact obviously is that the 'problem of safety can be almost 100 per cent solved by concerns and individuals willing to apply their best effort and intelligence to the task. But it will not solve itself, ever. --r-- FAITH IN COLLEGE TRAINING RESTORED. have an elevated estimate of college influence at this time. I've just been reading of a survey conducted among male students by an eastern magazine to determine what qualities are most sought after in girls. There was an almost 100 per cent opposition to painted fingernails and a like preponderance against "evident makeup." "We want tile girls to look natural," the verdict read. "Brilliant hued fingernails aren't true to nature. And as for makeup, we want the job to be clever enough to fool us.. We don't want ruby iips or severely plucked eyebrows that are about as subtle as a billboard in the open country." --o-ZEPPELIN TO CHAKGE S400 A PASSENGER. ^saa^ was quite surprised to note 3pS? how much comparable with vS?" first class passenger rates on a liner are the charges to be made on the new Zeppelin for a trans-Atlantic trip. The individual will pay S400 for a one-way passage and 5720 for a round trip. Answers to Questions By FREDERIC J. HASKIN BEGINNING OF A FRIENDSHIP A FRIENDSHIP begins quietly One man meets another man, or a woman meets another woman, and not much is said. But a little warming glow is f'elt Something about the other human being appeals. It may be a tone of the voice, a glance of the eye, an expression of the face. Each feels at home. That may be all. The two may never see each other again Life isn't simple. We move in whirls and torrents and two who might have been friends touch hands and move away from each other, 'to the end of the earth .It's a pity, but that's how it happens too often. But the faint beginning of a friendship is hot always so close to its end. Sometimes the little glow becomes a blaze of understanding and a strong intimacy that lasts to the end of two lives. These two who meet and recognize their pleasant appreciation of each other come closer together They find, when they meet again, tHat each face lights up in pleasure They talk, and they discover that for neither is it wholly necessary to finish his sentence. Though they have never known each other, though their lives have been utterly different and their ages far apart and one might say they could have "nothing in common," they learn that they have everything in common--and are friends! Their minds, their emotions, their reactions touch and dovetail and even talk is unnecessary. I wrote in that first paragraph of friendship between two MEN, two women But this same friendship can exist between a man and a woman. It need not lead to marriage, it can be a precious part of marriage, surrounding, strengthening love Many men, some women, will say, a friendship between men and women is not possible I know that it IS. ONE MINUTE PCLPIT--For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.--1. Timothy 6:10. Who originated Mother-in-Law day, celebrated in Texas? C. M. Gene Howe, son of Ed Howe, and former editor of the Amarillo, Tex., News, conceived the idea. What woman first broadcast a radio address in this country'? F. S. Margaret McElroy Story, a specialist on women's dress. She broadcast from KDKA, Pittsburgh, 'on Jan. 5, 1922. Is Joe Louis, boxer, president of a life insurance company? E. M, He is a director of a Negro life insurance company in New York. What poison did Socrates drink? G. I. An infusion of the leaves and stems of the hemlock which is a deadly poison even in small doses. According to his biography, he conversed with his followers almost up to the time of his death, his vital powers gradually lessening and the imminence of death being shown by the torpor and coldness which, commencing in his feet and limbs, spread to his entire body, the brain being affected last. What place is called the Paper City? T. C. Holyoke, Mass., because so many paper mills are situated there which produce fine writing: papers and envelopes. . What is the per capita cost or crime in U. S.? S. D. Estimated at least $120 a year to every person in the country. When was "cyclone" first used? E. R. The word was coined by H. Piddington in the Sailors' Hornbook (1855) for tropical revolving storms, to indicate the combined circular and centripetal movement, which was once thought to be characteristic of all central systems of low pressure. Tell of the musician who married Mark Twain's daughter? J. K. Ossip Gabrilowitsch, pianist and conductor, was born at Leningrad in 1878. He entered the conservatory when a child and became one of Rubinstein's favorite pupils. Continuing his studies with Leschetizky in Vienna, he made his first public appearance in concert in Berlin in 1S96. He began the first of a long series of successful tours in the United States in 1900. In 1909 he was married to Clara Clemens. What ivas America's first newspaper? F. M. The Boston News Letter began in 1704 with two pages 9x12 inches in size and 300 subscribers. What is Buhl furniture? M. C. A style of furniture invented and made by Andre Charles Boulle or Buhl, cabinetmaker to the court of Louis XIV. It is richly inlaid with gold, copper and tortoise shell, under the last named of which a crimson fabric is often placed. Is the Star Spangled Banner the national anthem? S. D. By act of congress, approved March 3. 1931. Who first used digitalis? I,, r. An Englishman na.meri Fother- , gill several centuries EIRO. Dr. Foth- j eigi'l is reputcil to have received i the recipe for use of digitalis from an old country woman who used the herb foxglove in this way. Digitalis was consequently first known as Fothergill's pill. Can a person on shore talk (o a person on board ship in midocean? H. C. Abont 20 of the ocean liners have this service. Probably the Queen Mary will be so equipped. Wlwt is meant in England by put- iiitt on the black cap? A. K. In Great Britain when the justice puts on the black cap it indicates that sentence of death is to be pronounced. What is the average reading speed when a person is reading a newspaper? A. J. Six words a second is average. Did Benjamin Franklin Write his epitaph? M. R. After his death the following epitaph, written by himself when 23 years of age, was found among his papers. It was not engraved on his tomb: "The body of B. Franklin, printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and. stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here, .food for worms. But the work shall not be wholly lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more, in a new and more perfect edition, corrected and amended by the Author. He was born Jan. 17, 1706. Died 17-B. F." Is there a botanical term, colle- ter? The word is applied to gum-secreting hairs on the buds of certain plants. 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 fig-tits them in a determined way they will cause great damage in the home. Write today for an official 30 page illustrated booklet which tells all about their habits and how to combat them. Inclose four cents to cover 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 the booklet on "Moth Control." Name Street City Stain ( M a i l lo Washington, D. C.) 1

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