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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MONDAY, MARCH IS, 1939 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Fnrpicm Affaire AN A. IV. LLli NEIVSIMI'LII -T UI 01^11 rilldirb Issued Every Week Day by llic -J JS1ASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPAXV 121-123 East Stale Street Telephone No. 3SOO Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930. at tlie post- office at Mason City. Iowa, under ttie act of March 3, 1S79. LEE P. LOOM1S Publisher W. EARL -HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all neu-s dispatches credited, to it or rot otherwise credited in this paper and aho the local ucu'jf published Herein. FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE BY UNITED PHESS. SIEMBEH, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, irilh Oca Moinea news and business oUtces at 103 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake. . Mason City and Clear Lake. by the year 510.00 by the week . . . . . . S .20 OUTSIDE 11ASON CITr AND ClEAIt LAKE AND WITHIN' 100 MILES OP 31ASON CITY Per year by carrier . .. S 7.00 By mail 6 months s 2.~5 Per wcefc by carrier...5 .13 By mail 3 months S 1.50 Per year by mail s 5.00 By mail 1 month $ .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILC Z O N E IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per year...t6.00 Six months . 53.25 Three months..-Jl.75 IX ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AXD MINNESOTA Per yr. ..$8.00 6 months. 54.50 3 monllis- .52,50 I month $1.00 We're Under the Knife Again! S INCE readers in large numbers have expressed an interest in seeing the editorial policy ot this newspaper dissected and put under a microscope by medical authorities of various schools of thought, we're passing along two more reports. The first of these, under the heading, "A G. O. P. Press Is Not a Free Press," comes from J. C. · Hammond's editorial page in the Decorah Journal, the newspaper formerly published by Fred Biermann, whose letter o£ a week or so ago started all this controversy: "The Mason City Globe-Gazette publishes a letter from Fred Biermann stating that the Globe- Gazette, while 'fair and honest in its news columns,' is 'grossly unfair in its editorial page.' "In comment in an adjoining column, Earl Hall writes concerning Mr. Biermann's letter that Mr. Biermann was asked to 'contribute comment for the other «ide of the column and that the editor of tlie Journal at one time had made a complaint similar to that of Mr. Biermann. "That is correct. In listening to KGLO 15 or 18 months ago, when editorial comments were being read from newspapers of northeastern Iowa over the Mason City Globe-Gazette station, not one editorial was heard that was not strongly antidemocratic. We commented on that to Earl Hall £nd he frequently offered his" columns; but we have enough work with our own column. "We are free to condemn Mr. Roosevelt for his supreme court packing bill, for his attempt to purge the democratic party of such able men as Senator Guy Gillette, for appointments of sucii men as Frank Murphy of sitdown strike Michigan fame to be attorney general and of business-antagonizing, until recently, Harry Hopkins to be secretary of commerce. Because of his actions regarding pardons, we will not support former Governor Kelson G. Kraschel for any office on the democratic ticket hi the future. "Earl Hall admits that the editorial page of the Mason City Globe-Gazette 'has always been edited with a republican slant,' and. he comments, ·that's true of 9 of 10 Iowa newspapers.' Yet at the time the Journal complained of 'extreme partisanship on the part oE the Globe-Gazette, Iowa was represented in all state offices and this district in congress by democrats, so that the paper was not giving a fair break to the views o£ its readers in its editorial columns, though its news columns were thoroughly satisfactory. "If 9 out of 10 Iowa newspapers are strongly republican, as Mr. Hall states, surely we have no 'free press' in Iowa as regards editorial pages, but instead a republican dictated press. "Any newspaper lias a right to take sides as it sees fit. The Journal has just one editorial policy:--Printed boldly each week eight columns wide across the editorial pager--'The Decorah Journal seeks to print news impartially. It supports what it believes to be right. It opposes 'what it believes to be wrong, regardless of outside influence.' "More than anything else, we feel that the parts o£ the newspaper which seek to influence thought should be presented in a not too partisan manner." And this briefer comment is from the pen of L. H. Henry in the Charles City Press: "A serio-comic situation iias been presented by former Congressman Biermann charging the Mason City Globe-Gazette with partisanship. O£ course it is not our butt-in, but if the files of Biermann's old Decorah Journal were exposed to the public there would bs partisanship to one's deepest desires. Fred was a pastmaster in Ihe art of denouncing the republican party.' 1 * v » Sargent and Stearns T"\EATH has removed two New Englanders who r-' were powerful figures in tlie Coolidge administration. John G. Sargent, attorney-general in the cabinet of Coolidge, died at his home in Ludlow. Vt. Sargent came from the same Vermont background of Plymouth Notch and Black River academy as Calvin Coolidge. When Coolidge as a carrot- haired New England farm boy went to Amherst, Sargent enrolled at Tufts college. In the shuttle of New England politics, these men met again under the shadow of tlie national capilot. Frank W. Stearns, the Boston merchant whose · faith in Coolidge was one of the principal factors in making him president, was a wholly different individual. Death took Frank Stearns at the age of 82 at his Boston home, a half dozen years after the passing of Calvin Coolidge. In the stern school of New England politics, this Boston merchant prince was instantly attracted to Coolidge. In the years when Coolidge came as a country legislator to Boston he impressed many men with the keen intellect which was masked by the traditional Coolidge silence. Frank \V. Stearns understood Coolidge and his taciturnity almost as well as Grace Goodhue Coolidge. William Allen White in his recent biography of Coolidge, "A Puritan in Babylon," tells of the intimate relationship which existed through Coolidge's Boston and Washington years between Stearns and Calvin Coolidge. Stearns was generally consulted on Coolidge appointments, but he rarely expressed a personal opinion. He was contented to be what Washington remembers him "White House Floorwalker/' To Stearns could have come a cabinet portfolio or an ambassadorship, but he steadfastly declined political honors. His greatest happiness came in being close to Coolidge and sharing with his friend some of the honors and prerogatives of white house life. Mr. and Mrs. Stearns were regular visitors at the white house, in J'act they practically lived there with the Coolidges through what has been regarded as the golden age ot American government. But Frank Stearns was not a Colonel House. Death has rcmo%cd two of the background figures of the Coolidge administration in the parsing of John G. Sargent and Frank W. stearn«. They will live through history in the biographies which have come from that era. By Mark Byers March of Dictators Has Been Slowed Down I T BEGINS to be fairly evident that the inarch of the dictators has somehow been slowed down. Tlie bullying and threatening which vexed all Europe last year, culminating in the allied surrender at Munich after Hitler's shrieking defiance, is being noticeably soft-pedaled. Of course, Hitler and Mussolini have not turned into cooing doves, and a certain amount of bluster goes on, probably intended for home consumption to a large extent. _. But the tramping goose-slep j and the rattling saber--and I even the furious anti-Jewish ! campaigns -- are missing this 11 spring. Last D e c e m b e r observers were to be found who were ready to give the approximate date on which German troops would march into the Ukraine. But the consensus outside of Washington, perhaps--is that there is small likelihood of war this year. No significant alteration has come in the general situation since Munich, except the virtual ,,.,, end of the Spanish civil war. MARK BYERS But that was supposed to make matters worse, since it was won by the dictators' protege, Geneva! Franco. It was supposed to put France right on the spot, and was expected to put pressure behind those demands of Mussolini for territorial expansion at French expense which have, recently, been sounded or, a diminuendo note. So why is there such a distinct improvement in the European atmosphere? . * * * Rearmament Is Factor ·VTO ONE thing, but a number of gradual devel- A * opments, are probably the inner cause. Chief among them is the mounting pace of British and French re-armament, no doubt. That was \vsll under way before Munich, and it is now beginning to bring the "democracies" nearly abreast of the totalitarian states--especially with the orders given to American airplane plants. Another serious factor, unquestionably is Mr Roosevelt's pronounced stand against the dictators. Despite the objections of manv in and out . of congress, who fear that the president has already come close to committing this country to a war to "save democracy," the administration has made it plain jn numerous occasions that it detests totalitarianism and will be far from strict in interpreting neutrality laws against their interests should there be a clash. In the meantime the armament resources ol this country are placed freely at the disposal of Britain and France. As to the wisdom of this policy from the standpoint of American rights and interests there may be two opinions. But it has rather obviously had its effect in Rome and Berlin. Another factor of high importance in the amelioration of the European diplomatic situation is the fact that France and Britain are in a position to do a good deal more for Spain than Franco's supporters of the axis. So long as his needs were for guns and planes and tanks. Hitler and Mussolini were just what the doctor ordered. But now Franco needs credits and materials for rebuilding the shattered cities, markets for Spain's products, foreign capital. In such matters both Italy and Germany are themselves on short rations and are trying to arrange for loans. John Bull has the purse, and he is making more than a little progress in keeping Spain out of the role of vassal state by using it. Already, through private channels, credits for Franco are being arranged by the British--and it is scarcely necessary to add that these were not .granted without political con^id- erations. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . RAISED, . By Scott EYE OBSERVING APPROPRIATE. NAME, OF A PLAU SURROUNDS ttlNDU AtTrSAC.-f's AMP Franco Plays Both Ends TF ANYTHING were needed to show that the -*· British are not without influence in Franco's capital at Burgos, consider the recent occupation of the island of Minorca by Franco's forces through the mediation of the British and the use of a British cruiser. Italians are on Mallorca, and Minorca has a fortified harbor and naval base, held by the rebels, on which the Italians had their eyes. Rome was furious when the British slipped in and arranged for its surrender to Franco before the Italians could occupy it. So furious, indeed, that while negotiations were going on Italian planes bombed the Minorca base. The attack was later disavowed as unauthorized and not ordered by Italy, but the whole incident is illuminating-especially as Minorca would have been an added and stronger threat to France it the Italians had taken it, as well as MaJlorca. In short, having won his victory Franco is playing both sides against each other for his own advantage. And that's much more encouraging for peace, in these days of power politics, than would have been his absorption into the Rome- Berlin axis. No doubt Hitler and Mussolini are privately raging at Franco as an ingratc, but hard words break no bones and hard cash talks. Besides, neither Hitler nor Mussolini is in a position to talk very loudly about disloyalty or betrayal-they'd botli rather not bring that up. * * ·* Dictators Have Troubles TjMNALLY, there are definite signs of unrest in J- the domestic populations of both the dictator- states. It would be wrong to read this as indicating an impending revolution. Germany and Italy are both strongly governed police states, in which the first signs of incipient revolt are likely to be nipped in the bud. But even such states cannot altogether ignore public opinion, nor continue forever to i-ule by whip alone. In Italy the casualty lists ol the Italian legions m Spain make an impression that offset* the boasts of "victory" not yet vindicated by any tangible Italian acquisitions from the Spanish war--or from the Ethiopia! war, cither, for that matter. In Germany universal sympathy with he Jews' under tnc lash has resulted--with honor to the decency of the German people--in considerable ; melioration of the restrictive regulations forced upon them, and the government has had to adopt an apologetic tone in explaining and minimizing the short rations or. which Germans are forced to live. Goebbels recently blamed the shortages in food upon foreign encirclement of Germany--but the German people are not so dumb, surely, as not to know that they must pull in their belts to provide for re-armament and to make up for the gradual loss of German foreign markets entailed by the impossible campaign for German autarchy. It is noted that foreign observers report that the average German citizen regards Munich as a victory--for Chamberlain! Not glory to Hitler but praise to Chamberlain was the German reaction--"he kept us out of war.-' These are outward signs of unrest that are the more eloquent because of the stern repressions w i t h which the authoritarian states insist upon ·unit}-. Officially, "the leader is always right''-- but not all the policemen in Germany and Italy can conscript the conscience of their fellowmcn. Thoughts Worth Remembering-- "With the good and the bad, baseball is a Kisnd o!d game. I hope it will always remain so," --Connie Mack. .. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files THIRTY YEARS AGO-Charles W. Noble and company, a firm of La Crosse, Wis., were awarded the contract for the erection of the new warehouse to be erected on South Main street of this city. The cost of the building will be in the neighborhood of 575,000. Tod Ransom arrived home from Ruthvcn last evening where he was during the recent storm with a party of friends on a hunting trip. They were compelled to dig their way out of their shack near the lake there, Tuesday morning, as it \vas under a bank of snow more than 10 fee.t dcsp. Some of the boys remained and expect to find some good hunting while Mr. Ransom will go back there tomorrow or the next day. TWENTY YEARS AGO-P. G. McDermott after being laid up with the influenza for a week is able to be out now. William Boyd, formerly in the receiving cage of the First National bank, is home from the infantry at Camp Gordon, Ga. He will resume his work at the bank. The Woman's union of the Congregational church will meet at the Y. W. C. A. Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The hostesses are Mrs. R. D. Patton, Mrs. Jennie Smith, Mrs. Vern Toffie- ittire and Mrs. B. Cole. Mrs. J. L. James of Thornton visited at the home of her son, J. L. James, 110 Twelfth street northwest, yesterday. Mrs. James has a number cf friends in Mason City as she is a frequent visitor. TEN YEARS AGO-Elaborate preparations are under way for the annual spring opening of Mason City retail merchants, which this year will begin with the unveiling of windows at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday and continue throughout the remainder of the week. Lloyd G. Whipple, 408 First street southwest was guest of honor at a birthday dinner Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie R. Whipple. 1033 Second street northwest. Ten guests were present, including Mr. and Mrs. (J. G. Whipple of Northwood. Postmaster George M. Woodruff has been authorized by tlie United States postoffice department to appoint an additional city mail carrier, effective April 1. Recommendation for an additional city carrier was made by the local postmaster last fall and notice of authorization was received by Postmaster Woodruff Saturday. Literary Guidepost By John Selby "311' MEMOIRS," by Edith BolIin E Wilson; (Bobbs-Mcrrill: S3.50.) rr\HE week between Christmas and N 7 ew Year'si ·*· this writer was in Washington. Knowing that Mrs. Woodrow Wilson's book about her late husband and herself would be out in March, he sent a messenger to ask for an interview. An interview would, he hinted, interest a good many million people and help the book as well. But Mrs. Wilson answered characteristically. She had always refused interviews, she said, and she felt constrained to refuse this one, because it would seem doubly bad taste to break her rule to help the sale of a book. Even her book. It was a good answer, and served to sharpen interest in the product of so astutely unselfish a woman. "My Memoir.'' having served its time in the periodicals, is ready in book form. U is a very good job indeed, so good that quite likely it will need no help to land on the best seller lists. And as is always the case, the book's importance does not lie in the ntw versions ot historical incidents it provides, but in the small detail of life that Mrs. Wilson alone can provide. Actually, the president's wife may be in no better position to pass judgment say, on the events leading up to an armistice than many others. But only she can be sure what kind of man her husband is. So the procession of notables who pad through the pages of "My Memoir" is not what took this reader's eye, amusing as much of their progress is. Neither was he much interested !n Mrs. Wilson's ideas of events of state. Better, he liked passages such as that telling of the quarrel the Wilsons had with the Mr. Q_, from whom ihey got the house in S street to which the president retired. Apparently Mr. Q was irritated because the Wilsons refused to buy a pair of huge vases; but when he finally took the vases up, the men smashed them and the Wilsons smiled a little. The facts of Mr. Wilson's courtship are revealing, as are the pet names he used--"little nri'' was one of these. The stern sense of duty held by the president, and his reaction to small irritations arc important. The last days, when people kneeled in front of the house praying: She tinies when Mrs. Wilson ip;id detective story after detective story to her husband in the loggia at the back of the house--hundreds of small scenes in the life of a great man are, quite likely, \vhal will make "Aly Memoir" live. GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening. M. D. NERVOUS SYSTEMS OVERLOOKED KOUPPOSE it were possible to transplant the " human nervous system inside an oyster, think how .the oyster would feel!'' , So said one of our great educators, a world traveler, an executive of wide experience, in his pleasant, expansive way at dinner the other night. The oyster, with its simple mechanism and simple responses, would simply be overwhelmed. And yet, to a certain extent that is what has happened to all modern men. We have not replaced our nervous systems but they have to make so many more responses than in the days of our fathers and grandfathers. There are so many more communications. If anyone wanted to tell my grandfather something important, he would have to put on his hat and coat and walk about a mile before he did it. Or else ri» ^ · he W01l! d h ^'e to "'rite a letter. Clcndemng Not many people wou]d take the trouble to do that, so grandfather did not get many communications. But in this generation you can telephone him. telegraph him, multigraph letters for him and send him a dozen an hour, publish morning, noon, evening and weekly papers for him and tune radio announcements' in his ear all evening. He has to make decisions about not only whether to get a new pair of pants and how to pay liis note at the bank, purely personal affairs, but also about the wages and hours bill, relief for flood sufferers, what to do about China Spain Hitler and Mexico. ' It was pointed out by a man of large affairs that in other times, ten years ago, when he returned from a vacation there were perhaps three things on his desk that demanded attention. Now there is a pile of radiograms and messages to which it is physically impossible to give attention. Public men are supposed to be subjected to more strain of this kind than the little fellow Constantly pointed out are the signs of wear and tear 0:1 the appearance of presidents during office. They say there hasn't been a premier of England during this century who has not broken in some way in office. But Ihe prominent man soon learns to provide a defense mechanism. He has to be protected because no one human nervous system can be the center of such an onslaught. It is really the little man in the street who needs consideration. I heard the story of a queer situation the other day. A man walked into a large radio station and said they would have to turn it down because he heard it all the time. An official asked him what they were playing at the moment and he told them. Then they said. "Well, he looked it up: he knew what we were playing'' So they telephoned the studio to broadcast an an" The Cops Were Right hereby declare myself on g the side of those Wausau, Wis., policemen in the nationwide editorial argument which followed upon their arrest of Percy Grainger, eminent pianist and composer who came to town for a concert. If you ask us the two officers exercised some rather sound judgment in looking into the case of the long-haired, bare-headed stranger in tropical trousers at 7 below. One so obviously out of tune with prevailing winds needed the protection which it is the duty of the department to extend to the unfortunate. How could a cop guess he was a musician? These things are among the penalties inseparable from the life of the artist, and unless I am mistaken in my man, I rather imagine that Percy Grainger vastly enjoyed the episode. After all, he's used to being regarded as a nul, and if he had found the consequences unpleasant he could conform to the conventions . . . and get less publicity useful in his business. In some of the editorial references to the episode there arc insinuations that Wausau is a distinctly bucolic town up in tlie sticks, where social coniormity is a dead-leveling influence, and the cops make people aress according to rule--or else. And I don't think the evidence warrants any such insinuation. To the contrary, I think it would reflect very definitely on Wausau-or any other town--if the phenomenon of a hatless man in white duck pants on a sub-zero day didn't attract a bit ot attention from the police. I remember when pink-whiskered Ham Lewis arrived once in Mason City (in checked suit and wearing a flowing Lord Fauntleroy tie) and was mistaken by a butcher boy at the station for a dyed-in- the-wool emissary from red Bus- sia. My sympathies were with the butcher boy on that occasion and they're with the Wausau cops at this time. --o--. Shirley's Successor _ gather from the press re- 5i ports that 6 year old Irene Dare of St. Paul comes closer to being "another Shirley Temple" than anybody in recent years. The mid-western miss seems to be a small edition of Sonja Henie too. Since Irene Dare was old enough to toddle Mr. and Mrs, William Davidson, her parents, trained her to be a figure skater. A small part in a current picture convinced Hollywood producers that Irene Dare had something the film industry needed. Today little Irene Dare skims around the ice for 51,200 a week, and on a six year contract. Since Sonja Henie brought her flashing skates to Hollywood it is not enough for a young star to have glamor, poise, beauty, and the ability to swim, tap dance, sing, act, ride, and play some instrument. They have to handle themselves on skates besides. Joan Crawford put in two tough months trying to teach her ankles to click like Sonja Henie's for a short scene in one of her pictures. The $1,200 a week contract this little Minnesota skater now has proves that there is still room in Hollywood for those who have "that something." --o-Displaying; the Flag ; am with Miss Hazel V. Thomas in her insistence that all schools comply with the Jowa state law with respect to the display of our national colors. "A few schools," she pointed out in a letter to directors and secretaries of rural schools, "do not have a flag or flag pole in condition to be used. The school laws ot Iowa require a flag to be displayed on every day the weather is favorable. Will you please check this matter with your teacher and see that she is able to comply with the law." In these troublous times when our system of government it so widely under assault, there are special reasons for daily consecration to our national flag and the principles for which it stands. To LEON THOMAS, MASON CITY BUSINESSMAN--for the amazing skill attained by him in color photography, particularly with respect to the reproduction of flowers and bird life. Along with the bouquet goes the thanks of the hundreds who have been privileged to see his remarkable pictures projected on the screen at some organization meeting. Mr. Thomas has been admirably generous with his time and energy. --o-Safety Sonnets frtsented tliruuch the euurlesy if -Vatloml. Iowa State »nd Orro ~Gflrd« County Safety Councils. ANSWERS to QUESTIONS By Frederic J, Hoskin For an answer |o anj- turslitn ol tact write the "Mason Cftr Globt-Caxetl* lo- tormation Bureau. Frederic 3. lUskin, Director, Washington, D. C." Fltase itnd Ihrec (3) cctils postage lor reply. plied. So they investigated him and found that he was a carborundum worker: that he had a lot of carborundum dust in his mouth. The metal in his teeth gave him a sort of receiving set in his mouth. Meadow Melodies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center SLEEPY-TIME TAILS One summer, down in Arkansaw, It rained so dad-blamed hard The mud and slush was two feet deep Right out in my hog yard. And when that yeller clay gets wet, In that benighted land, It turns into a regular glue That sticks to beat the band. I had a bunch of nut-fed hogs. The long-tailed, bacon type, The way their tails balled-up with mud Was really quite a sight. So heavy did their tails become, Aiid I abhor all lies. They pulled their eyelids back so far They couldn't close their eyes. And .M) those piggies had no sleep Until the fall droughts vome To crack the mud-baits off their fails To leave them tired and lame. But when it did. those poor, tired pigs, So long denied their sleep. I-aid down where ever they might be And slept for just a week. Give the origin of the \vortl caddie in golf. T. K. It is a corruption of the French word cadet and was first applied to golf in Edinburgh, where it is a term referring to porters and water carriers. What city has the most gaseous fumes? J. L. St. Louis. What is the origin of shorthand? K. K. The earliest record of an organized system of shorthand dates from the year 63 B. C., the age o£ eloquence in Rome. At that time a freedman and friend of Cicero, Marcus Tullius Tiro, invented a system that was used in recording the speeches of Cicero, Seneca and others in the Roman senate. Tiro's method was taught in the Roman schools, was learned by emperors. and remained in use for several centuries. Why are so many laundries named Troy? W. H. Tlie city of Troy, N. Y.. the birthplace of the collar, cuff, and shivt industry, was practically the home, and for many year_ was the center of the steam laundry interests of the country: an interest which has now extended to every city or place of any importance in the land. So general is tiie recognition of this fact, that the name. Troy Laundry, is still retained by hundreds of laundries in various parts of the U. S., and is even seen abroad. Who u as the first composer in the U. S.? R. K. Francis Hopkinson (1737-91). His "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free." composed in 1759, is the earliest known secular song by an American. What is a sirocco? T. F. The term is used specifically for the hot, dry wind in Sicily and southern Italy, but the name is in general use on the north Mediterranean seaboard for any. warm southerly wind. Such winds may bc either moist or very dry, and represent the air current in front of the depressions advancing eastward over the Mediterranean sea. What is the significance of the American Medical association's automobile emblem desism? T. If. The central feature of the emblem--the knotty rod and serpent of Aesculapius--is the true ancestral symbol of the healing art. The knots of the rod indicate the many difficult problems of physic. The serpent typifies wisdom. Scarlet and gold have long been regarded as medical color?. In tlie king's retinue on state occasions, physicians wore a scarlet cloak to distinguish them from members of the other professions. In alchemy. the elixir of life was a red tincture, and the key of wisdom a red powder. Gold is used to symbolize Ihe sun, which is regarded as hav- . ing a definite influence over disease. The radiating lines underlying the scarlet enamel of the emblem symbolize the sun's rays, which emerge to form a gold band around the insignia. The letters "M. D." indicating the degree of Doctor of Medicine, are unmistakably the mark of the physician. The suggestion of the green cross aims to utilize the widespread recognition o£ this device in many sections of the country as indicative of medical aid. When was the first Bible printed in this country? H. D. It was that of John Eliot, the Indian apostle, who in 1661 printed the New Testament and in 1663' the whole Bible with the Psalms in metre, and a catechism, in the Algonquin language. Can Mussolini pilot an alrDl»neY V. S. Mussolini qualified as an air pilot on Jan. 12, 1937. THE HOME DOCTOR BOOK . You cannot find health between the covers of a book! But you can learn a great deal about the symptoms and treatment of common ailments from tlie Home Doctor Book. A new and authoritative publication, designed, not to take the place of a doctor, but to help you to co-operate with him intelligently. Care of the Sick, Diet for the Sick, Infant Care, Home Medicines, Personal Hygiene ar« other subjects included, aU alphabetically arranged for your convenience. Forty pages of worthwhile information for 10 cents. Order your copy without delay. --USE TOTS COUPON-The Globe-Gazette, Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin {carefully wrapped in paper) for a copy of the'new Home Doctor Book. Nam Street or rural route , Uty State .(Mail to Washington, p. C

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