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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 3 · 1937 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3BM LEE P . LOOM1S - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A. ;NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class matter April 17, 1330, at the post- office at Masdn City, Iowa, under the act b£ March 3, 1879. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. : Full leased wire sendee by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PHESS ASSOCIATION, with. Des Moines news and business offices at 455 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason Cily and Clear Luke, Mason City and Clear Lake. by the year ,,....$7.00 by the week £.15 OUTSIDE MASON C1T1' AND CLEAR LAKE AND iriTHIN JM MILES OF MASON WTV Per year by carrier ....$7.00 By mail 6 months 52.25 Per week by carrier ....$ .15 By mall 3 months Sl.liS Per year by mail ......$4.00 By mall 1 month 5 .50 i ! OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN JOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year . ;$G.OO Six months . $3.25 Three months . ,?1.75 IN ALL STATES OTHEIt THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr...58.00 c months..84.50 3 months. .$2,50 1 month..51.00 The retort complete for Jean Harlow to the ob- ;ervation of the senator she recently kissed that 'it didn't compare with a North Carolina kiss" vould be that the senator hails from Buncombe :ounty, North Carolina. Mrs, Inez Smith Soule of Tacoma, "Wash,, oldest iving member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, admonishes ollege girls to eschew smoking, drinking, bridge playing and wearing flimsy underwear. My, my, he must be old. General Franco is finding it a bit difficult to stir up enthusiasm for his caiise in Spain, probably be- ause he's taking long months to do a job he.prom- sed to do in Jess than a week. The legislature will find lowans enthusiastic for my program to improve the state's farm-to-market oad system. Gold and Commerce years ago Washington was worrying be" caues of America's waning supply of gold. Today Washington is worrying over America's enormous hoard of gold bullion--more than half of the world's visible supply. Since 1934 the United States has increased its gold reserves over 4 billions. We have cornered the world's gold supply. Our treasury vaults and mint hide-aways hold 11.4 billions in gold--more than double the combined gold holdings of Great Britain and France. , The danger in amassing too much gold far exceeds that of holding too little. Uncle Sam is in the uncomfortaBle position of having acquired all the blue chips in the poker processes of international finance. There is grave danger that the losing players will leave the game, making it impossible for America to "cash in" on its chips. In other words, other countries may decide to let the United States sit tight on its enormous pile of gold, and do business in silver or fixed credits. There is abundant evidence that the United States has reached saturation point in its gold holdings. The production of new metal is proceeding " slowly. Taxes have tapered off gold mining, even in the United States. Representatives of the fabulous Homestake mine in the Black Hills this week notified South Dakota that the mine would be sealed, if the state ore tax was upped from 4 to 10 per cent, as threatened. South Dakota has been watching Wall Street quotations on the Homestake Mining company (currently 399%) and has decided to keep some of the Hearst gold at home in the form of heavy taxes. Gold shipments have been tapering off, because the foreign supply has already run thin. The more gold the United States salts away, the less opportunities there are for America to exchange commodities. The penalties for being the Midas of nations is now apparent to the administration. The treasury is top-heavy with gold. Keeping these ( enormous stores of gold locked in the treasury vaults does.American trade no good. Gold is only of value if it moves as a medium of [ exchange. Stagnant gold means stagnant commerce. , · « Wf Talking It Over First rpHE Chrysler company is well-advised in agree~ ing to meet the C. I. O. union heads for a conference before instead of after encountering trouble Every .labor dispute is eventually settled around the table. It is not common sense to refuse to get around the table -before, instead of after great damage has been done. The present wave of sit-down strikes is unfortunate, and i£ the public reaction against them is a guide, will in the/end be self-defeating. The sit- down smacks too much of illegal violence to become a recognized weapon of Industrial strategy Persisted in, it will eventually force the adoption of labor legislation which the unions now oppose-unless, of course, this country is ready to abolish private property. At present the implications o£ the sit-down are not fully understood by all concerned, including 'the public. But when they are--and the curren epidemic is hastening the day--action will be taken through pressure from the public which legislator ./will be unable to withstand. Yet it is not the province ot employers to forci the issue. There is a certain air of justification about a strike, sit-down or otherwise, that follows refusal even to meet with the chosen representatives of labor. The time has gone past when thi worker can be expected to take what is handed him without being allowed any voice. E v e r y sensible employer knows it, and in his own interest, and that oC industry as a whole, perceives thi wisdom of the position adopted by the Chrysler people. . . . Truculent labor bdssism is a dangerous thing fo: the future; that is true, of course. But the bes way to prevent tliat danger is through the workers They will not follow such leadership if assured o fair and reasonable treatment. It is the industria bourbon who gives the truculent labor boss his chance. Hitler Hits a Snag \I7ITH Chancellor Schuschnigg of Austria pro claiming that return of the Hapsburgs to thi throne is still a live question, German Foreign Min ister Von Neurath seems not to have had much sat isfaction on his recent visit to Vienna. His purpose it was declared, was to discuss closer economic anc political relations with the reich, but there seem to have been small progress. Anything savoring o "anschluss" means, of course, trouble with France the Little Entente, and Italy. Hitler has undertaken for ten years to respec Austrian independence, but formal or informal ad dition of Austria to the German sphere is a majo nazi objective, and a strong nazi movement is stil financed in Austria from Germany. Recent dcm onstrations on their part prior to von Neurath' visit appear to have had just the opposite of th intended effect, the Austrian leader instead of be Irig impressed maldng his sensational statement re Earding (he Hapsburg return. Recall of the Hapsburgs, oC course, would pu nn end to nazi ambitions. It'Is unlikely to happen tor some time, If ever, owing to the fact that Aus tria's neighbors are all as opposed to the Hapsburg as to a riazi ''anschluss." But it was in a sort a notice to Hitler to mind his own business. Why should there be a 'toll bridge just because highway crosses a stream of water or a state ine? Ho hum! Nearly six months yet before we can tart panning the football coaches. PROS and CONS MASON CITY'S TRAFFIC SCHOOL Patrolman .Edgar C. Faber in "Iowa Highway Patrolman:" Since I have had the privilege of conducting a weekly traffic school in co-operation with :he Mason City police department, sheriff's office Hason City. Globe-Gazette, and judges, I have come o believe that a traffic school can be made to play a major part in the educating of the motoring pubic. The judge, after hearing a case on a traffic violation, assesses a fine. But if he believes a thorough interpretation of the law broken, as well as other traffic regulations, would"" do more to make :he motorist a responsible driver, he gives him the choice of paying the fine or attending so many sessions of traffic school. In order for the school to be a success, the officer in charge^must be able to put the violator a ease and in a receptive and co-operative frame o: mind. Then the violation of each person is discussed and made clear, so not only that particular violator, but all the others benefit. After the law on each violation is made clear, anyone presen may ask any questions they have pertaining to the traffic laws. Sometimes traffic rules are rather hard to make clear by verbal explanation, so we have found a traffic board helps considerably in such cases. ,,The school, though conducted primarily for traffic violators, is open to anyone, who wishes to attend. Different groups are sometimes invited to attend, and they'accept gladly. It is not uncommon for a person once sentenced to the school to return for subsequent sessions of his own accord However, there has never been a "repeater" on the violation of a state law, and only one on a city ordinance. We, who conduct the- school, find that such a contact with the motorist plays a valuable part in gaining his respect for the law, and its enforcement officer. The school has attracted the attention of the whole community, and makes each individual conscious of the part he must play in making our highways safe. OUT WITH THE SALES TAX Ringsted Dispatch: North Iowa merchants and businessmen, who have for years realized they were losing trade to Minnesota because of the Iowa sales'; tax,: are finally trying to, do something abou it. Steps were taken Tuesday evening at the Swea City meeting to try to get rid of the tax and i borderline businessmen stick together they will n doubt receive consideration from the state house a Des Moines. Probably the present excitemenr'arose when on» of the legislators last week introduced a bill whicl would raise the tax'from the present 2 per centtc 3 per cent. While we approve of the steps now be ing taken to abolish the tax we believe action couh just as well have been taken several months agi before the legislature voted, to renew the tax fo another two years. Fortunately they did not voti it in permanently as was considered for a time. While the tax has many redeeming features such as collecting tax from many who pay n other taxes, it is without a question a tax that hit the poor man the hardest. We will all watch wit interest the result of the action taken at the meet ing of North Iowa merchants at Swea City Tues day night. CROP INSURANCE COMPLICATED Rockfo^rd Register: A conviction is growing o the part of not a few people that while the cro insurance plan now before congress may have most worthy objective, the difficulties that ar likely to arise in administering it and especially i financing it may offer almost insurmountable bar riers. Some questions that are sure to arise are What are to be insured and how much for? Wh is to decide how much insurance shall be issue on any particular crop? Who is to decide as be tween land that can be counted upon to produce crop with reasonable regularity covering a perio of years and land that does not on the average pro duce a good crop once in three, four or five years True, the owners ot the poorer of marginal land will be in greatest need of obtaining their crops, but who will be holding the sack--fi nancing the program--in case crops on this kin of land are insured? HERRING HESITATES Winterset Madisonian: TJp to the present wril ing, Senator Herring has not decided which way t jump in Roosevelt's proposal to pack the court. I our advice is worth a whoop, it is to follow Gilletti EDITOR'S MAIL BAG LOOKING DOWN MEMORY'S LONG LAN SOLDIERS H O M E , MARSHALLTOWN--Feb 24 was federal inspection and muster of the me here. The four Civil war veterans in this buildin were given chairs, seated next to me was Harve Bloonifield, past 95 nearing 36, of the Twenty-firs Missouri infantry, Union regiment, commanded b old Colonel Green. In an interval when talk wa permitted I asked Comrade Bloomfield how old h was when he enlisted in 1861. "I was 20 and w numbered GOO, part from the south and part fron the north." Old Colonel Green was a southerner. When was your first fight? "Early that yea 1,500 guerillas, border ruffians and jayhawker opened fire on us, after a few exchanges old Co onel Green ordered us to fix bayonets and charg Bill Green, a ret/el captain-son of the old colone said, better git boys, the old man means it. I thin they must be running yet." What was your worst fight? "Shiloh by Ion odds. Over the field where the rebel commande Albert Sydney Johnson was shot one could walk o dead bodies not touching ground. Sherman ha bridle reins cut, two horses shot under him an Grant was wounded. Beauregard had boasted 1 would water his horse at Pittsburg Landing or : hell. He led the retreat to Corinth, in defeat, t die an old man in his bed after starting the we at Sumptcr. The night of the first day I laid i the rain beside a log and watched the big guns c the gun boats Tyler and Lexington throw shol over the woods. History says that for the numbt engaged Shiloh was the bloodiest battle of all time "Silence in the ranks," ended Comrade Bloomfield story. ' . . . MARVIN T. GRATTAJ DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott , LAMD AHP AlR- £AH LIVE ·'THEY CAN,ANI DO WANDER ABOUT" OK LAND - ^HC 'iHEV CAM "fL"i"ofi. SLIPE RACQUEV1LLE. BE. 1M WE AIR. SOME- C.ARRIHP AL.ONQ A, VALUES-. STAMPS ARE m-fb A BOAT oF DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CtENDENING, M. D. HEART SOMETIMES ON RIGHT YOUNG MAN writes me in great alarm and consternation because his heart is on the right side. He wonders what is going to become of him. it gives him no trouble. In fact he did not know hat there was anything wrong until it was accidentally discovered during a life insurance exam- nation. During' the draft days in forming an army, when more of the population had a general physical examination than ever before, this condition was found quite regularly. Statistics say that it occurs once in 35,000 times, but it seemed oftener than that in the army. Several varieties of {his transposition of viscera occur. Sometimes the entire set pf organs of th e . ch est ..arid abdomen .is - turned around--the heart on the right, the liver on the left, the stomach on the right, etc. Sometimes the heart alone is transposed. Sometimes everything but the heart is Pr. Clend.nir,, tu "Jf d around .- . . -The cause is not known. Considering the way the organs rotate during the development of the embryo, it is a wonder it does not occur oftener. They all start practically in the nidline, and seem to rotate the way they do from labit. It would be just as easy for them to rotate .he other way--as they do in such instances as ;hose under discussion. It has been suggested that :he person, with transposed viscera is one ot twins due to a split in the embryo soon after development starts, the other twin failing to develop, but there is no evidence to prove this theory. The possibility of such a condition has b?en known for a long time. Aristotle described two cases,in animals, and I nm sure it occurs frequently in dogs. After the days of percussion and the stethoscope they began to be reported more often. And when the X-ray came in the number of them was legion. It is indeed not always easy for a person to make the diagnosis without the X-ray. I have seen a whole class of medical students puzzling over why they didn't hear the heart sounds in the right place, and experienced diagnosticians sometimes take a long time to fall for it. It doesn't have the slightest effect on health. It does not affect longevity. I have examined one patient over 75 jwith this developmental condition; he never had a sick day in his life until shortly before this examination. It is important sometimes for the person who has this to know it. He always should warn any doctor he consults about it beforehand. Maybe the doctor will discover it and maybe not. He is nol expecting it and might overlook it. And, if, for instance, you have all the symptoms of appendicitis but on the wrong side of the body, it might prevent confusion to let the doctor know you have a complete transposition of viscera. , One might even have a tattoo notice worked on the chest, in case you are brought into a hospita unconscious, saying, "My heart is on the right." HOW TO USE THIS SERVICE EDITOR'S NOTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr. Clendening can now be obtained by sending 10 cents in coin, for each, and a self-addressed envelope stamped with a three-cent stamp, to Dr. Logan Clendening, in care of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. The pamphlets are: "Three Weeks' Reducing Diet," "Indigestion and Constipation," "Reducing and Gaining," "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene" and "The Care of the Hair and Skin." Poets Everywhere By LOU niALLOES' LUKE. Hampton Dedicated to llrlnctng the Joy and I n i p l r a l i u n ol Good Vers« Into the Lives ot R a n k and F l i c [OWAIIS. S ARAH CLEGHORN is a descendant of Scotch and New England parents. She migrated from Virginia to Vermont at an early age and lived almos all of her life in the village of Manchester whicl her ancestors helped to settle. Miss Cleghorn is a standard bearer in the crusade for better industria conditions, and has managed, to express some o her accumulated indignation at various soda wrongs, in verse. The golf links lie so near the mill That almost every day The laboring .children can look out And sec the men at play. --Reprint ONE MINUTE rULVIT--But when tliou doest alms, let not thy left'hand know what thy right hand doeth.^St. Matthew 6:3. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY roll by Globe- Gazetle Files Thirty Years Ago-W. P. Powell of Cedar Rapids is in the city for a veek-end visit with relatives. Mr, and Mrs. H. J. Hunt of Meridan, Minn., are /isiting in the city for a- few days. John D. Glass has returned from Iowa City vherc he was transacting business for a few days Sidney Long left today for Chenoa, Wis., where ie is engaged as a railroad engineer. Charles Budsworlh of Lancaster, Wis., is in the ity visiting friends today. Mrs. F. H. Decker ol Superior, Wis., is in the ity. for a visit with relatives. Mrs. G. B. Slveeter has .returned from a visit vith relatives at Dougherty. ' Twenty Years AgOr-- LONDON--Foreign Secretary Zimmerman's instructions to the' German' ·'minister· to Mexico arr admitted to Berlin to have been correct. "It wa_ lot only the right, but also the duty oC the German government, anticipating possibility of war with he United States after proclamation of unrestrictei Ubmarine warfare, to take precautions in time, in order to balance, if possible the adhesion of a nei' enemy," the German secretary's statement said. GUADELAJARA, Mexico--Gen. Candido Agui- er, provisional minister of foreign relations, formally denied the Mexican government has been ap preached by Germany with the object of forminj an alliance hostile to America. TOKIO--Kijuro Shidehara, foreign minister, to day said the Japanese government was greatly sur rised to hear of the German proposal and terme t "ridiculous." When the management of the J. E. Decker am ions packing plant refused to discuss a new seal of wages submitted by the union, 150 employes o .he plant walked out shortly after they had returnei to work today. Ten Tears Ago-Mason City Junior college downed Britt hig] school 30 to 25 last night on the local court, witr MacDonald and Lash leading the Hansen coachei quintet. IOWA CITY--Prof. Charles H. Weller, 57, hea. of the department of journalism at the Universit of Iowa since its founding in 1924, died last nigh after an extended illness. H. Hamblin and Harvey Major today becam candidates for the first city manager-council, mem bers of which will be chosen at the March 28 elec tion. G. R. Reed returned today from a visit with re] atives at Des Moines. Hamilton's won the Y. M. C. A. league basket ball championship last night by defeating Crane 13 to 10. Rydson, with eight points, led the win TOMORROW CLARK KIKNAIItD N otable Birllis--Thomas Sigismund Stribling, I 1S8I in Clifton, Tenn., novelist--Birthright, Th Forge, The Store, Unfinished Cathedral, . . . . Mi Gross, b. 1895, cartoonist and humorist . . . Chan rang Pollock, b. 1880 in Washington,'D. C., novelis and playwright England, photoplay actress Dorothy Mackaill, b. 1905 i i OBSERVING low One Word Won Its , 4 ' ,'ay Into Our Tongue draw on the Ford Home Almanac for this interesting account of how one ather commonly used word, canard," found its way into our anguage:. "Canard is the French word for luck.' About 50 years ago a rench journalist set all Paris alking by an article in one of the aily newspapers, purporting to ell of a wager he had made with ome other newspapermen to the ffect that, 'given one day to pro- are, he could eat 20 ducks at a tting.' "According to his tale his wager vas eagerly taken by all who eard it. Then, according to his lory, he went to the market, ought 20 ducks, and, by the pro- ess of hourly killing one duck and ceding it to the others, he arrived 20' hours at a final duck with 11 the others inside it. This, the ournalist wrote, he promptly oasted and ate 'at one sitting.' "The story caused endless com- -nent, was copied all over France nd in other countries--until some urious person raised a public de- nand to know whether or not this irocedure was accepted by. the ither bettors as a bona fide per- ormance of the-wager. Eventually he journalist had to explain that he whole story was a fake, writ- en merely to 'excite comment.' 'As a result we have the word canard' to define just that kind of arn." Ever Wonder Why It's Either "W" or "K?" in my new contacts |3 with radio that among those in the "trade" it's the common practice to omit the first etter in the name of a station. Thus WHO becomes merely "HO." And by the same rule, presumably, KGLO would be cut to 'GLO." Call letters ol the various broadcast stations have been assigned o them by the international con- erence of telecommunication held at Berne, Switzerland. The identi- "ying letters W and K were'as- igned to the United States. In the more recent years, as I mderstand it, the letter W has been assigned to stations east of he Mississippi, K to those west o£ the Mississippi. WHO is an exception to this rule because it was established before the regions vere thus differentiated. If I'm wrong about this in any particular, I feel quite sure that my radio friends will find pleasure n setting m e right., . . . How Would Wally Like to Be "Mrs. Wettin?" ^ am indebted to A. P. foi! Sthe following bit of the family -history of . t h e reigning family of Great Britain: S' "About the year 1900 there was { a noted traveler, and journalist, ' William E. Curtis, who was on ; the staff of the Chicago Record. He contributed a column a day. which always was on column one of the first page. He was writing at the time of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1901. "She was a granddaughter ol : eorge III and a daughter of Edward, the third, son of King George. "One hundred years ago she was crowned queen at the age of 18. The politicians set about finding a husband for her and finally selected Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in Germany, who proved to be a fine man and who was given the title of Prince Con- jf! sort. "Commenting on this Curtis said Queen Victoria's name, stripped ot all titles of royalty was Mrs. Albert Wettin for she was the widow of Prince Albert whose family name was Wettin. He was descended from King Wettin; the founder of the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, a contemporary of Charlemagne. The queen's maiden name was Azon, the same as that of the Duke of Cumberland. "So now, stripped of all titles, the great grandson of Queen Victoria, Edward VIII would be plain Edward Wettin and as such one wonders if Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson would be happy as plain Mrs. Wettin; or even as the Duchess of Windsor." Driving- Ability Hits Its Peak at Age 22 was interested in the view recently expressed by Prof. A. H. Lauer of Iowa State college that 22 years is the best age for driving. That, according to the Ames psychologist, is the time when a man or woman has a peak ability and there is ,a decline from then on to 35 years of age. After 35 the decline is more rapid. Before 55, men and women are equal in driving abiltiy but af- ! /j ter 55,--says Professor Lauder;-men are better. "There's an old saying," comments Brest's Insurance News, "that you can prove anything with statistics; it's doubly true in this case because it seems obvious that after all has been said there are only two classes of drivers-reckless and careful,--and age is not Ihe important factor to consider." · - . - ..'. ·.·i v .-:'.., . : . Answers to Questions By FUEJ»KRIC J. R A S K I N Charles Guy Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke, Earl oE Warwick, etc., b. J911, who now is trying to be a movie actor under the name of Michael Brooke. March 4, 1193--Salah-ed-in Yussuf ihn Ayub, known as Ssladin, died'at Damascus, 57. He was one of the greatest of conquerers. An Armenian Kurd who became a soldier of fortune in his teens, he made himself master of Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia and Asia Minor, and brought about a reunion of the Mohammedan East which caused the crusades to be failures and blocked the Christian recovery of the Holy Land for seven more centuries. Before he died, he gave away vast treasures, reserved for himself only a worn black cassocic. March 4, 1833--Robert Coles won his scarlet letter. The court of assistance of the Massachusetts bay colony ordered that "Robert Coles, for drunkenness . . . shall be disenfranchised, wear about his neck and so to set upon, his garment, a D, made of red cloth, and set upon white; to continue this for a year," March 4, 1789--The constitution of the United States became effective, and the first congress was supposed to begin its sessions. But a quorum of neither the senate nor the house could be oblaincd for nearly a month! 4, 1853--Three Washburn brothers from Maine, sat. in congress at the same time, from llu-ce different states. CadwaUader from Wisconsin; Israel from Maine; 'Elihu' from' Illinois. Another brother came to the house later from Minnesota. Js it correct to say-.-v eulogy? \V. r A is used before vowels preceded in fact, though not in appearance by the sound of y or w, as a unit, a eulogy, a uniciue. How much mimincd coal in the world? E. J. Estimated 7.8 trillion metric :ons. How many entries for the grand national steeplechase are American owned? S. N. Eleven of the 59. Do winter resorts find the automobile trailer hurts the hate! and anarlment house business? H. J. To a certain extent. One survey in St. Petersburg, Fla., showed more than 400 trailers visiting there, averaging 2V4 persons a trailer. However, it is estimated this trailer population spends about $50,000 a month in the city. Are some' employes at the veterans administration cx-soldicrs? T. S. , . · - · Of the male personnel, 73 per cent is composed of war veterans; and of the female, 12 per cent has an ex-service status. Who introduced the American potafo in France? P. D. A Frenchman named Crevecoeur, who came to America in 1754, and who was again in France in 1782, introduced the culture of the potato there at that time. Bo members of the Eastern or Greek church make the sign of the cross as Roman Catholics do? H. I,. In the Greek church, the sign of the cross is made from right to left, while in the Romati church it is made from left to right. What significance has the garnet besides being the January birth stone? W. H. Credited with endowing the wearer with constancy and fidelity. .Is there a secretary of war's Hag? K. H. His flag was authorized in 1897 by order of the adjutant general's office. It is scarlet, with a white star in each corner and the coat of arms of U. S. in the center. What is the standard size for playing cards? P. P. Tt is 2Vi by 3% inches. Has Mexico a national anthem? K. H. Mexico's national song is "Mexicanos, al Grito de Guerra" (Mexicans, at the Cry of War). How old was Shakespeare when he wrote King Richard H? C. M Generally assumed about 29. Where Is the mode! of the New York World's fair of 1039? E. H. On display on the eightieth floor of the Empire State building in Now Yok City. d sposal if funds taken In al the Iprcf.iilcrit's ball. K. B, Pi"ji:ecds are divided so that 3C per ^ent goes to the Warm Spring: foundation for (he study and investigation of infantile paralysis and 70 per cent is kept in the community to be used by orthopedic hospitals and for the treatment e; ABOUT GARDENS The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Fredric J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. t inclose 10 cenfs In coin {carefully wrapped in paper) for the booklet "Annual Flowering Plants. Name Street State (Mail to Washington, D, C.J nfantile paralysis cripples as the oca I community decides. The oundation is making grants to uch institutions as Johns Hop- cins university and other univer- ;ities, specializing in research ef- orts to bring this disease under contcnl. There were approximate- y 5,000 parties held this year. It s estimated that there are about 300,000 cripples from this disease. Has a session oC the British parliament ever been broadcast? N. T. No. Where was Elconora B n 5 c born? W. H. The famous actress was born in Vigevano, Italy. Is there an association ot plas- .ic surgeons? F. B. The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. How many American motorists nave visited Mexico since the highway opened? II. K. More than 20.000. How many skyscrapers in New York City? J. F. There are 93 of 30 stories or move. When Is the flower fete at Cannes and at' Monte Carlo? F. M. Cannes celebrated its Mimosa fete Feb. 21 while Monte Carlo has its Battle of Flowers March 6, How many miles of electrified railroads ill U. S.? K. T. j A recent survey by the federal power commission shows there are now 2,768 route miles and S.441 track miles. I Successful gardens, like great battles, are won by careful winter planning. These are the days to map your spring campaign--to plot the beds of annuals, design landscaping effects, arrange seasonal progressions and color suc- ssions. "Annual Flowering Plants," prepared especially by Washington information bureau Is ready for mailing. It describes types and colors, tells how to prepare the soil. Carries an official weather chart of planting dates. Packed with authoritative scientific find- ij ings from the U. S. bureau of plant industry.

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