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FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LKB SYNDICATE NEWSI'APEB Issued Every Weefc Day by tbe MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3800 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. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Mason City ana clou Lane. .... S .15 Mason City nz Clear LaHe. -- b y t s e year J7.00 by tat week OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND OLEAB LAKE Jfer yell by carrier .... *7.00 By mall 8 months .. Per week by earner .... $ .13 By mall 3 months .. fa year by mill 54.00 By mall 1 moms .. OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Perytar »6.00 ste months....53.00 Three mmtta..»l.CH S2.00 $1.25 S .50 Eight million and a quarter men and women on the federal payrolls at one time, in one capacity or another, ought to count for quite a few votes in 1936-if they don't forget in the meantime. Young- Roosevelt should be made to understand that getting his picture taken is the mildest possible unishmcnt for the crime of spending money to see a Texas rules wrestling match. Will somebody please contact Brookhart's beloved Russia and learn whether that paradise wants him? America can manage without him. Secretary Wallace with his numerous Des Moines appointments has done a lot in solving the Iowa unemployment problem. Simile: As unfair-as holding the weather forecaster responsible for the snowstorm he predicted. He who thinks himself wise, O heavens great fool.--VOLTAIKE is a W WHAT PRICE ECONOMY? rHAT price are we willing to pay for efficiency and economy? Or rather the quest for efficiency and line: economy-because they are not always the same by any means. Would Americans generally, for example, be willing to do what has been done in North Carolina in seeking to reduce education costs? There legislation has centralized in Raleigh, the state capital, complete control of the .state's school .system with a large claimed saving. To give readers an understanding of this system which was held up before Iowa last year as a model, we quote from an article which appeared recently in the New York Times, under Chapel Hill, N. Car., date- School charters and local taxing power under this legislation are abolished. They cannot be restored except by a new vote of the people. Local communities are denied a right which they have exercised for half a century to supplement the state funds, and even an electton to change this new situation must be approved by the state school commission. A city cannot have a ninth month without a vote of the people, nor can it make any contracts until its budget has been approved bv the commission. . "Transportation equipment has become the property of the state and is under frigid control of the commission. Instruction in music, art, health manual training, home economics and commercial subjects are generally eliminated, and school libraries are left with- 6ut librarians. Under the state salary schedule the best trained teacher can receive only $90 a month for eight """Those who defend the law say that many children who heretofore had only six months' schooling at stare expense will now have eight. Also, there is «^°nable assurance that the teachers will receive in cash the small salaries the state has promised to pay them. But many people fear that the new law will drag the best School systems of the state down to the level of the schools in remote rural places, without effectively im- tTroving the latter. For local initiative and effort, which e^ah? the progress of education in the state since 1900, are now stifled by centralization. "There is widespread complaint against the new and strange system. Revolts of parents against the regulations of-the. state-, school commission in regard legvuauuua "'· .··_,,!,. w ,i (Jhimrpn'have rapidly AN OUTSIDE VIEW OF AN IOWAN Two Rivers, Wis, Reporter: It is unfair, of course, to claim that Mr. Brookhart represents anything remotely akin to the Roosevelt administration, any more than he ever represented anything remotely resem- bline the party principles of the republican party from which he formerly obtained his nominations, until his state tossed him out. He is a political curiosity and freak, who lives in an intellectual vacuum of his own devising. . ... . The "brain trust" is an aggregation of intelligent young men, whose ideas, however one may disagree with them, have at least some valid connection wild things as they actually are. They must be acutely unhappy to see Mr. Brookhart crowding his unwelcome presence into their select circle, and professing to speak for them--especially when what he speaks makes no more sense than this. _ . Mr. Brookhart in the ranks of the intelligentsia must give them almost as much pain as he gives delight to their enemies. Pertinent or Impertinent | OTHER VIEWPOINTS DAILY SCRAP BOOK -_, --; ,.. ..--.i ,.--;a".",--iCopyright. 1331, by Central Press Association, Inc. '^^^=^^^^^^^^^^!f^^^!f^j^, " '" ' regulations o - e . s - , to teetransportation of school children' have rap.dly spread Thoughtful observers, however, say that the o P sses that the school will take during the next two Tears may later be turned into gains. For, they argued! theVople may become roused enough to make a change." In a general way, the arguments for a system of education such as North Carolina has set up are the arguments on which the "planned society" of the "new dealers" in Washington is founded. Their blueprints indicate that with, a state capitalism centering in and engineered from the national capitol, there can be greater sum total of human happiness. That's just i dicated--not proved. , . ,, , . , . The program doesn't take into account that rug- o-ed in widualism" is ingrained in American character that the individual citizen or the individual community resents dictation from even a higher authority, that the American system is to be led rather than driven. As is suggested in this discourse on the North Caro Jina school system, there is real danger that in the "leveling off" process which is contemplated, the re sultant "mean" will represent a scaling down to th lowest rather than a lifting to the highest state of happiness and welfare. The question here is academic. Some of these days however, it is coming home to Americans in the reales' possible sense. TO NAP OR NOT TO NAP ... rpO SNORE is human, to snooze divine. So might some ·*· curbstone philosophers muse, but not the ministers and the courts. Out in Oakland, California, a trial judge thought that it was all right for Victor Herbert's little Gypsy sweetheart to slumber on, but not for his jurors. This week he cracked down on a drowsy juryman, Milton Zimmerman, in a ?25,000 damage suit, dismissed the jury because Mr. Zimmerman's snores upset the court, and declared a mistrial. Mr. Zimmerman, surprised, said it was stuffy in the courtroom . . . Over in Illinois recently a pastor resigned his position so his congregation "can continue its Rip Van Winkle slumbers." In his farewell sermon he said his. views would no longer disturb the church's slumbers, for, "In the words of Jesus to His disciples, "Sleep on now and take your rest.' " The Ancient Mariner inferred sleep is a gentle thing being beloved from pole to pole, but some are wont to disagree. LET'S KEEP OUT OF IT! W ITH war clouds hanging low in Europe and Asia, it behooves the American people to devote thought to considerations of their own neutral position if and when the storms break. It cannot be too strongly emphasized that we are in the gravest danger of being drawn in to any major conflict. Nothing has been done since 1914 to change our position, we having dropped our consideration of neutrality when we got into the World war as a belligerent. Steps should be taken at once to revamp all American laws bearing on this subject in such a way as to remove government protection from citizens seeking war profits. It was this accepted duty to protect citizens "on the make" which drew us into the World war, and it should be the settled and defined policy of our government that those who wish to trade with belligerents in the next war will "travel at their own risk." FOR A COMMUNITY LIQUOR POLL Rockford Register: The Oelwein Register takes exception to the choice of the larger cities of the state for state-operated liquor shops on the ground that in several instances--Manchester and Decorah, for example--towns have been selected where the majority of their residents are opposed to having such shops established in their midst. The people of Iowa have been given to understand that liquor stores or even agencies operated by stores doing other lines of business, would not be established in communities where a majority of popular sentiment was opposed to them. The Register editor takes the attitude that Oelwein was slighted because that city has always been wet and would have welcomed having one of the state liquor stores. The smaller towns of the state whose residents do not want to have hard liquor stores in their midst would do well to take a poll of popular sentiment on :hia question. DAN'S SAVING DOESN'T SHOW Ringsted Dispatch: Dan Turner, republican candidate for governor, claims he saved the state of Iowa ten millions of dollars during his first year as governor and another ten millions during his second year. Strange to say, in looking over our tax receipts for those two years we do not find any reduction in the amount of taxes we paid. The present state democratic officials claim they saved the state three million in taxes in 1933 and we find on paying the first half of our taxes this month that our taxes were Sl£ lower, or a total savings of $28 on last year's tax bill. "The proof of the pudding is in the eating." If Dan Turner saved the state 20 millions during his two year term what became of the money if the saving was not passed on to the taxpayers. CUTTING OFF HIS OWN NOSE MarshaUtown Times-Republican: The Jefferson Bee, referring to a state university professor who as a member of the Iowa City council is promoting municipal ownership of the utility that pays the biggest tax in the city, suggests that when the taxes are all abolished by abolition of private ownership the professor," like others, may begin to wonder where his salary is to come from. PROPERTY TAXES ARE LOWER Osage Press: Taxes on real estate are really lower, and they're going to be lower yet when the replacements from the sales tax are available. Things do come to pass if one can only wait till the mills of the gods can get them ground out. NEWSPAPER PRESTIGE BLASTED Indlanola Tribune: The newspaper ego has been punctured by the overriding of the veto and the old phrase about the "power of the press" will likely be pigeonholed for the time being. BEYOND CRITICISM Atlantic News-Telegraph: Mr. Hoover, it might be remarked in passing, is conducting himself in a most dignified and seemly manner as the only living ex- president of the United States. E. HOUSEWIVES OF ICELAND ALWAYS HAVE. Ho-T WA-TER WHEN -AKE. A NOTION To DO HE. FAMILY WASH- MA-fURAl. HOT SPRINGS WHICH ToT~1rlE ISLAND NEARLY WA-TE.R -THE. YEAR ROUNP IS AM AN1MAL- BV MEANS A BOK"f IMlMlMli^MMMiMiyK OBSERVING «E^liiW?ffija;{lsa|g^^ PET ELEPHANTS "fAKE -frtE P1.AXE oF PET DCXtf m DIET and HEALTH Or. Clendentng cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When quesUons are of general interest, however, they will be taken up. In order. In the daily column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan Clendcnlne. care of me Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. "By LOGAN · CLKNDENING. M. O.~ PATIENT CAN AID CURE OF NERVES TO CONVINCE a nervous patient that his or her symptoms are caused by an abnormal emotional state, and not by organic disease, is an extremely difficult matter. Quite likely some physician in whom they have complete confidence has already told them that the glandular system is weakened or out of balance, and this has served as a comfortable alibi ever since. The fact, however, that after repairing the damage in the glandular system the symptoms still persist has rather blandly escaped their attention. If the physician bluntly tells the patient "There is nothing the matter with you," the effect is so frequently the opposite of the desired . one. The patient becomes resentful Dr. Clendenlnsr an d accuses the physician of lack nf knowledge or sympathy, and loses entire faith. OnThe otter h£nd; through lack of courage, to at- from that tune uu m- *"-* · -- i-- i-^fn^inn alibi for the symptoms, and derives great satisfaction fn elaborating in extremely technical language just why the symptoms occur and persist. _ A safe and logical procedure is to explain first lt while no organic disease has been found it is STARTED OUT TOO HARSHLY West Union Argo-Gazette: There is a suspicion that both Dan Turner and Bob Colflesh have been given a hint by friends that the personal note in their early- speeches was a bit too harsh. JUST A BIT DISAPPOINTING Sheffield Press: It would not be fair to say that Oliciliciu JL i taa. J.L » u u i u .nut- uc **»i tu uuji ntw the government's farm relief policy has failed. But it has not produced the benefits that were expected of it six or eight months ago. DEMOCRATS DIG OWN GRAVE Algona Advance: Right or wrong, the democratic strategy at Des Moines last winter could not have been worse for political^ purposes. FAffi QUESTIOX Wesley News-World: If the fascisti are the black shirts, the nazis are the brown shirts, what do you call the Gandhi organization? , THE PRESmENT'S OWN IDEA Allison Tribune: The president's vacation and fishing trip are no part of the brain trust program, so far as we know. SOLDIERS ON SHORT END Ringsted Dispatch: The increase in federal salaries amounts to more than the increases in soldier's pensions. NEW LEADERSHIP NEEDED Algona Upper Des Moines: The republican party needs one thing badly, a new set of leaders. A NOTE ON THE NEW DEAL Osage Press: We're more generous when we are spending someone else's money. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG MEN AS WELL AS WOMEN DO IT MASON CITY, April 12.--Emerson said that only the little man is consistent. Walt Whitman said, in effect: "I said that, did I? Well, now I say this." Mussolini seems to reserve the right to reverse himself within 24 hours.'As a socialist, ne began his career by shooting all the socialists he could see. There is always a mole going through the records to find where a thought leader has said something about something that was something fierce and ought to upset his apple cart. FRANK E. HOARE. that wiuic iiu ui 5 ~».iv- ,,.,,»--- ",'«.,. *v,~ recognized that the symptoms are real to the but are brought about by an over-development of the emotional centers and not by organic disease. Often the abnormal emotional state is produced by leai, anxiety, worry or initiated by some trivial organic disease which has long since passed away. The problem is not so simple as it may appear, and failures are common. Every physician develops ms individual technique of handling these problems, ana it would help tremendously if all physicians were tactful and sympathetic, yet stayed entirely within the bounds of strict fact and refused to be a party to an alibi. - , In many organic diseases the patient may remain a passive spectator and the disease be completely eradicated. Not so with functional diseases. Here, as in no other branch of healing, is it so necessary for the patient to become an active player in the game There must be a desire to recover normal control of one's own nerves. There must be a willingness to take all the bumps and bruises. This attitude will first be manifested by a candid admission that the emotional centers are the cause of the trouble, and an active effort made to put on the brakes when neces- ·y. The symptoms, severe though they may be, musl be minimized and not imagined. Completely ignore them whenever possible. It is easy to look lightly upon many aches and pains if we are thoroughly convinced they will not do us permanent damage. By following this simple rule a great improvement is immediately apparent, and the sufferer soon realizes that for the first time reason and not worry sits in the driver's seat. The road is not smooth, and the sufferer will be assailed with doubts and fears whenever a temporary looseness of the brakes occurs. Faith in one's own ability to do whatever others have done, and prove one's worth to society, will help a great deal in re establishing confidence in one's own machinery. sary. ONCE OVERS EARLIER DAYS Au lutcrcstins Dally Featnre Drawn From the Ulobe-Oaiettt'* Flics of the- Yearn Gone By. Thirty Years Ago-The high school baseball team played its first ·ame of the season Saturday with the Nora Springs 'eminary nine and met defeat at the hands of the visitors. The final score was 16 to 0 for the seminary ilayers. Official information coming from the office of Dr Dakin, city physician, is to the effect that only two cases of smallpox are in the city and these two are isolated and getting better. Major Art Rule and Colonel Olmstead spent the afternoon at Clear Lake. Twenty Years Ago-Sheriff A. E. Bumgardner of Garner was in the city Monday on business. Charles E. Newell, Cedar Rapids, was a business caller in the city Saturday. B. J. Dernman, Davenport, was in the city Sunday for a brief visit with friends and relatives. J. C. Ewing of Minneapolis left Saturday for hi home after spending the day with friends and rela lives. Paul B. Gabe, Mount Pleasant, returned to his horn Monday after spending Sunday here. Mrs. John Senneff and son, John, returned Mon day from a week-end visit with friends and relative in Britt. T. G. Shoemaker was a business caller in the cit from Davenport. Ten Years Ago-Hugh H. Shepard was elected president of the Ma son City Building and Loan association at the annua meeting held at the offices of the City Commercia bank Monday, succeeding A. L. Balz. Dr. Stella Ma son and Allan F. Beck were elected new member of the board of directors, while A. R. Sale, R. F Clough and H. J. Steinberg, were re-elected direc tors. G. E. Cress and R. R. Pierce have each announcei their candidacies for the office of sheriff at the com ing election. The Mason City Chamber of Commerce Glee clu is to appear before an audience at Algona Wednesdaj evening. A new city directory recently issued by Polk am company estimates the population of Mason City t be 30,330. George Harbour of Mason City, sophomore a Grinnell college, has been elected vice president o the college Y. M. C. A. C. H. Saunders of Davenport was here today o: business. recommend this little sermon on money from the pen of _ Robert Quillen to every girl ho aspires someday to be a house,-ife: "One marriage in each seven ends i tragedy. The chief cause of fail_re is money, and that is another way of saying that a proper under- tanding and adjustment of the ,oney question will do much to inure success. 'I suppose the ideal arrangement s for young people to start out vith nothing except health and am- ition and together work their way up to independence and security. "But the first part of the plan is deal only when the last part is sure o follow. There isn't any fun in roverty, and a girl is foc' to ·narry a man who can't care 3f her as well as she could take care 3f herself. "It's an old-fasm'oned idea, but till the most satisfactory arrangement, for the man to make the money while the woman makes the home. It isn't a happy arrangement, however, unless the woman plays 'A man expects the worth of his money, in this as in other matters. He may not express the thought in words, but if his mate fails to do her part he is likely to say to his soul: 'What am I getting for all I ;ive? What did I gain by marrying? Life has cheated me." "And when he feels that way, he begrudges the money his wife spends and there is .vulgar argument and strife. "Assuming that you get a man with a generous heart and the instincts of a gentleman, you have only to do as much for him as he does for you and there will be no talk of 'mine' and 'thine,' but only of 'ours.' "Of course your kindnesses wil bring no reward if he is a 'tightwad ' but that kind of creature is a selfish primitive, not a gentleman and should be avoided as a pestilence." _o-congratulate the North Western railroad on cutting 22 per cent last year in its loss and damage to freight handled on its lines. This result was accomplished through careful handling improved equipment and modernizec 1 facilities. The North Western pio neered in the field of safety--be ginning in an organized way clea back in 1914. That effort is stil going on and bears a relatlonshi to this showing with respect to freight handling. This loss to whicl I've referred totaled 5318,660 las year as contrasted with ?3,919,84 in 1921. "suggest," writes H. E. W., "that we form one more organization in Mason City, t isn't that we need more organ!- ations but one field haa been left ntouched. We need an agency to do way with dodgers and handbills. "One day last week on my way own town, I found a set of these odgers strewn everywhere I looked, had to crawl in behind a barberry edge to extricate the bills left on porch. It was, of course, a windy ay. "I read the bills for only one pur- ose--to find out where I wouldn't rade in the future and to find bat the printing was done in anther city. A number of my neigh- tors practice the same rule but \ve ieed some organization. "If those who litter our yards vith uninvited and unwanted ad- ·ertising matter were made to un- Icrstand that the act carries a com- ·nercial punishment rather than a eward, I have a hunch the nuisance vould be abated in jigtirne. "How many others feel as I do about this matter?" nominate the bluejay as the choicest example of what disposition and temperament can do to one's reputation. If the iluejay were not so saucy--even insolent--I verily believe it would be accepted as one of Iowa's loveliest birds. As matters stand, it is accepted as--well, just a bluejay. In this connection, I can't resist :he temptation to reiterate this department's contention that the car- iinal receives too little attention and affection from lowans and the robin too much. The cardinal, more beautiful than the robin, likes us well enough to remain with us all winter. The robin, like some of our luman pilgrims to California, takes eave of us about the time our winter sets in and doesn't show up again until it believes the weather s under control in the spring. Sometimes it guesses wrong on this latter but that's a matter of error, not loyalty to Iowa. I move the dethronement of King Robin and the ascension of Mr. Cardinal in his stead. --o-know many Americans whc are going to have a lot ol fun withholding their patronage from movies which feature the elder Douglas Fairbanks, They haven't liked the way he dealt with Mary Pickford and they don't muclv care for Americans who grovel before European royalty as he has of recent years. In their present mood, a little of Mr. Fairbanks will go a long way. TODAY IN HISTORY When Mrs. Roosevelt takes trips of inspection, are her expenses paid out of the president's travel allowance? S, E. Mrs. Roosevelt pays her own. What is meant by horizontal and vertical organization of labor? G. L. Horizontal organization refers to unions formed by trades. Vertical organization refers to unions formed by all workers in an establishment. How are the questions selected which are answered in this column 7 N. D. From the thousands of letters sent to our correspondents, ones are selected which may have a general appeal. Many deal with informa- taion needed only by the person asking the question. All inquiries are answered by letters sent to correspondents. Address your question to this Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C., including coin or stamp for reply. Is the government proceedng with its gold hoarding prosecutions? S. F. By 3. 3. MUNDY IT IS CHEAPER TO ASK YOUR WAY In order to appear sophisticated do you often do things you know to be wrong? Then, you often appear to be ridiculous to others. Many people, like you spend money, which they can ill-afford to lose, trying to create the impression that they are accustomed to the conditions in which they find themselves. A certain small town man spent more in taxi fare than in any other way while on a visit to a large city. Rather than ask for information, as to how he might get to certain places on subways, elevated trains or surface cars, he used taxis. In some instances, it was a ridiculously short distance, from where he was, to where he intended to go. Naturally, the taxi driver did not take him by the shortest way, and charged him accordingly. It is not a good policy to ask passersby for directions to a certain locality--ask a policeman. Some persons wander about a large city with little knowledge of direction or how they are to reach an objective. Trying to play "city wise" nearly always proves to be a failure. (Cotu-rlstit, 1831. Klnj Features Syndicate, Ii£.; Vl'jRU, 13 Notables Born This Date--Thomas Jefferson, b. 1743, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president and great letterwriter. (He usually wrote from 10 to 15 thousand letters a year. In 1820 the number had fallen to only 1,300.) * * Felicien David, b. 1810, composer. * * Ethel Leginska, b. 1890, pianist, composer and conductor of the only all-women symphony orchestra. * * Tully Marshall, b. 1864, cine- mactor. * * John Hays Hammond, Jr., b. 1888, notable inventor of radio and musical devices. * * Ray Lyman Wilbur, b. 1875, president Stanford university. * * John William Davis, b. 1873, one time democratic nominee for president, who now is lawyer for J. P. Morgan. · · * ]608--Capt. Christopher Newport, sailed from Jamestown for England in the ship Constant, 100 tons, amid excitement created in Virginia colony by his cargo of glittering black earth. The colonists thought the earth contained gold ore. proudly sent it to their king. When he came back with the bad news of the assayers--that the earth was worthless--he had a cargo worth more than gold, the first women to arrive at the Virginia colony. » a · 1742--The London "Daily Advertiser" had a story about the first motor vehicle of which there is record. It was brought there in March from Berne, Switzerland, by its builder, one August Pinchbeck, and it was described as "one of the most complete pieces of mechanism ever invented, having those good properties which will always recommend things of this sort. The whole thing, though capable of carrying three persons, weighs less than two hundred weight." In another issue, the "Advertiser" records that "Mr. Pinchbeck's curious chaise that travels without horses ran from Hampstead to Tottenham Court in less than 40 minutes in sight of several hundreds of people; at which place it will continue to be shown during the time of the fair." What happened to Mr. Pinchbeck and this grandfather of the automobile is a tantalizing mystery. Scriptural Thought--The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: the world, and they that dwell therein.--Psaim 24:1. Three hundred cases are being prepared by the attorney general. How many telephone calls In a vcar? H. A. L. In 1932, the latest year for which official figures are available, there were 30,048,365,513 calls on all telephone lines in the United States. In 1927 there were 31,614,172,621. Why did Russia sell Alaska? J. C. Russia had not been able to develop Alaska's resources because her Alaskan possessions were too difficult to defend and administer. She was therefore very willing to dispose of them to the United States for $7,200,000. The value of the territory was very imperfectly understood by Americans at the time (March 30, 1867) and the new possession was referred to as "Seward's Folly" since the treaty by which the sale was ratified was drawn up by Secretary of State William H Seward. How soon after a wedding should the announcements be sent out? 3- ' W. Immediately. They are usually- prepared for mailing before the wedding takes place and slipped in j the mail soon after the ceremony. When a marriage takes place without previous planning, the announcements should be ordered at once and sent out as soon as possible. How long was Texas Independent? H. E. About nine years. What was the Stavisky scandal? A. T. The recent Stavisky swindle consisted of selling to French insurance companies bonds of the Bayonne Credit municipal to an amount greater than its assets. Insurance company directors were duped by the sanctity and pood faith around ] French pawnshop'bonds. Especially reassuring vas a letter received by insurance companies in 1932 from the minister of labor, then M. Albert Dalimier. Docs one say, "We made all the hills in high" or "on high" in speaking of an automobile trip? E. L. The phrase is an abbreviation oi "in high gear," so "in" is corret. What makes the Japanese waltzing mouse spin? 1*. H. The balancing- apparatus of the inner ear of the mouse is imperfect, causing the animal to turn constantly in short circles. This defect is strongly fixed and transmitted with regularity to the young. Why do people close their eyes H hen kissing ? D. L. The Public Health service says the best reason it can give is that the eyes cannot see past the near point. During the act of kissing, thu iaces of the two participants are so close together that the eyes of one person cannot focus upon the face of the other and that is the reason the eyes are instinctively closed. Is the wine called claret so called on account of its color? T. H. On the contrary, the color is named for the wine which gets its name from the Old French clairet. dimunitive of clair, meaning clear. Are Danes and Swedes good farmers? G. J. Both are excellent agriculturists. Sweden and Denmark are highly developed agricultural countries, and these people have been agriculturally inclined for centuries. In addition, they are used to a. rigorous climate which makes them vigorous and they are extremely thrifty and industrious. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen "Them Joneses ain't gut no religion. They wouldn't know it was Sunday if it wasn't for the f u n n y pap-

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