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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A WE SYNDICATE NEWSPAMm Itswtl Every w«k my by the __.,,,, MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZEXTB COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOM1 W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLO1D L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -- The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to tn« use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited to this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason city and Clear Lake " % S£ % 2S :::: a 1 , S SSg ·.··::: Per year by mall ...... J4.00 By mall 1 month ...... 5 .50 OUTSIDE 100 MIU6 ZONE Ptr year ..... $5.00 six months... .W.OO Three roonlhs....S1.75 He that strives to touch a star, Oft stumbles at a straw. --SPENSER THE MARK OF DESPOTISM S ENATOR JAMES A. REED, fiery former democratic senator from Missouri, has the floor. Said he, in a recent Chicago speech: "The most foolish of all animals Is the man who because of temporary adversity would tear down the temple of liberty and out of its ruins erect a. citadel of tyranny in the hope he may therein find refuge. Certain it is that the citadel will soon become a prison where he will languish in chains. "'There never has been a benevolent despotism. When liberty ends, slavery begins. No man is free, upon whose brain government can place a shackle. No man is free upon whose tongue government can place a bridle. No man is free who is restrained by government in the choice of his vocation. _ "With equal force, let it be said, no man is free who is obliged to rely on government for guidance. And no man is free who is dependent on government 01 "Paternalism in government is only possible when liberty of the individual is limited or annihilated Paternalism is, of necessity, favoritism, and favoritism to one class can only be accomplished by despoliation of other classes. "All despotisms have certain attributes in common. They rise in a time of adversity. They pretend to have a complete cure for existing evils and misfortunes. The leaders assert their love for the people and their purpose" to rescue them from peril. They declare they ar moved by the loftiest motives and inspired by the holiest purposes. "But they always declare that the ordinary machinery of government is inefficient or corrupt, and that the people are incapable of remedying the wrongs. "Back of that lies the philosophy that man is incapable of governing himself, or regulating his own conduct, hence that he must be the ward of the government, that he must be protected, cared for, and assisted. ,. ,. ,. ,,,,, "Such is paternalism, and paternalism, itself despotic, soon discards its amiable pretenses. It becomes a tyranny of cruelty, of plunder, of corruption, and of Senator Reed was talking about Hitlerism. He might well have been discussing subjects closer home The time to fight for liberty is while we still have it. When it has gone it is too late. -- ·F THE BEH ACQUITTAL a good many, the Carleton Beh acquittal will be interpreted as recognition by a jury of the right of an individual, or an individual firm, to make an aggressive bid for business even when in compel! tion with a governmental agency. There isn't anj question but what the Des Moines investment broke did that. More and more it is coming to light that the entin case was conceived and developed in the Washington office charged with 'administering the public works funds. With mounting evidence of graft on a whole sale basis, the cabinet member held responsible fo such administration understandably was seeking a spectacular case to hold up as "horrid example." Iowa seemed to offer the most promise along this line. In this key suit, tried by a prosecuting attornej who repeatedly insisted on more persuasive evidenc before consenting to grand jury action, the govern ment plan obviously has hit a rock. It will be most hi teresting to watch the procedure from now on. Wha will be the legal and political repercussions? Because the lieutenant governor is cast in the rol of "accessory" in the federal grand jury indictmen against him, it appears unlikely that his prosecutip will be undertaken. If the man accused of the princi pal crime is freed, there would be no basis for ar "accessory" accusation. AN AIRMAILPROBLEM O N TOP of all the other difficulties which the gov eminent has encountered in dealing with the air mall situation is a new hazard arising from the or ganization of a flock of new companies to bid for con tracts under the terms announced by the postoffic department. Many of these concerns are without experience in the operation of commercial aircraft and possess littl or no modern equipment to insure safe flying- Some o them even have no planes and are scurrying abou seeking to buy up whatever machines they can ge which can qualify under the specifications calling fo a maximum speed of 110 miles an hour. ' To guard against deterioration in the service, th government will have to scrutinize closely all offer received, not only as to price but as to ability of th respective bidders to furnish safe, efficient, and unin terrupted service. It cannot afford to accept proposal from irresponsible concerns hastily formed, inade quately financed, and lacking in suitable equipmen for giving satisfactory service. The lives of an even dozen army pilots constitute the price of "Farley's Folly" up to this time, in addition, of course, to an almost complete destruction of the airmail service. That tragedy will be continued if the ghastly lesson taught by untrained men flying unsuitable ships goes unheeded. North Iowa Editors PAUCITY OF IDEAS EVIDENT Algona Upper Des Moines: If the Des Lrvl^fo*. rlnoan't- atnn rMvinO* On tilt egisfer doesn't stop relying on those girls working In the state house for front page pictures and news lories, we'll get our idea department into action nd see If we can scrape up a few for the boys. PARTISANSHIP AT LOW EBB Sheffield Press: Partisanship on the part of the ress is still at a low ebb. Few republican papers damn he president as a matter of course because he is a emocrat- few democratic papers claim that his bat- ng average ha, b ^ n K - e n t . G Decorah Journal: Clyde Herring revea s a rernark- b',e understanding of the business affairs of Iowa. Ve doubt that any executive has ever had the com- lete understanding of the complicated situation that he prese WTM^ FOB DECOBAH Decorah Journal: Decorah is to have one of the irst 26 liquor stores in Iowa. This is a distinct tri- pute to Decorah as a center of a wide trade area and distributing point for a large portion of the pop- lation of the state. IOWA'S RAILROADS Oehveln Register: They are paying a mighty big ortion of the taxes in the state, yet there are man eople who are doing all they can to cripple these big taxpayers so they will be unable to pay their taxes. SHE AIN'T WHAT SHE USED TO BE Sioux City Journal: Iowa politics is about to go into a decline. Only five candidates for the republican gubernatorial nomination so far, and they re not making the welkin ring like it ought to. INSULL WASN'T WHOLLY TO BLAMfc Northwood Anchor: When all is said and done men like Insull can prosper only when the public is razed from desire to get rich quickly without caring much how the object is accomplished. MATfBE THEY'LL RESORT TO THIS Waukon Republican and Standard: A contemporary wants a president for Iowa's greatest educational m- titution. We'd suggest use of the R. and S. want ads or quickest and best results. PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH Humboldt Republican: When the legislature cut the salary from $18,000 to $10,000 per year they knocked more than that amount from the annual alue of the university. WHAT IOWA IS LEARNING Ackley World Journal: Municipal plants pay no .axes--the little property owner does that; the rates jf service are seldom as reasonable as those given by irivately-owned plants. IOWA'S SALES TAX Whlttemore Champion: It may be that the law will work to the advantage of the property owner in the brm of a replacement tax. However, until then "we're rom Missouri." WHO IS BENEFITED? Allison Tribune: This week the prices of automobiles go up $35' to $250 a car. Who is benefited? Nobody. Who is the loser? The public which buys automobiles. FLOCKING TO KNUTSON Garner Leader: There is a reason why the rank and file of the farmers and homeowners are flocking y the thousands and enrolling under the Knutson lanner. DICKINSON WAS RIGHT Hampton Chronicle: So it seems that what Senator j. J. Dickinson said about the "more than six million ittle piggies died in vain" was just about the truth )f it MORE PUBLICITY STUNTS Oelweln Register: Our old time senator. Smith W. Brookhart, is still finding front page publicity from his efforts to do things more or less sensationally. THE MARK OF THE NEW HATS Cedar Falls Record: Women's hats are improving. Some of the new models actually can be made to stay placed when hung up on the family hat rack. CORRECT Eagle Grove Eagle: It seems to be a just conclusion that Senator Dickinson was right in his judgment that the six million little piggies died in vain. NO PLACE FOR POLITICS Oelweln Register: We do not want to see our big nstitutions of learning made a political hotbed, where jobs are obtained only through political influence. MUST KEEP IT FROM POLITICIANS Storm Lake Pilot Tribune: The sales tax money must not get into the clutches of the politicians. And it must be used to lessen visible property levies. JUST A BUSY LITTLE BEH Marshalltown Times-Republican: From the testimony so far the Impression is that he was the busy little Beh striving to improve each shining hour. HARD WORK AND LOW PAY Rudd Review: Speaking of hard work for small wages Editor Trigg wants to know if you ever watched a dozen relatives going after a $1500 estate. THE RULE FOR CHOOSING OFFICIALS Ringsted Dispatch: Iowa people should choose officials this year who will work in harmony with the national government for national recovery. JOHNSON IS AN OPTIMIST Algona Advance: Just because General Johnson wasn't rotten egged, he seems to think NRA is considered a howling success in the midwest. THE PREMIUM SEATS Luverne News: Did you hear about the preacher who was announcing the services advising the people to come early if they wanted a back seat. WHERE THE G. O. P. ISN'T DEAD Manly Signal: Evidently the G. O. P. is not dead in Pennsylvania. Seventeen candidates have filed for the republican nomination for governor. ANOTHER PROOF OF THE PICKUP Cedar Falls Record: Another indication things are picking up: Parking space is not so easy to find as it was during the peak of the depression. THE PILOTS WERE GOATS Estherville News: There can be no doubt but what all of America's flying men were goats of the gov- DAILY SCRAP BOOK ONNEY,-lHE MONQREU _.. -TIME wA$ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S IDEA -. WHILE MlNIS-tERTo FRANCE m 1184, HEWROlE AN AR-TlGLE. EXPLAINING HOW, BY CHANCiINq HEIR. WHO, BECAME, FAMOUS \K POS1" OFFICES ALL OVER THE WORLD -ACCOMPANYING HE MAiL'sAq?; HE-TRAVE-LEP IN MAIL CARS ALL.' OVER HE U.$., AMP MEXICO- oM AUG. 1Q, 189?, CARRYING A LETTER. oF m-fRODucTioN ib Pos-fAU PEOPLE IN NEARLY EVERY PARToFHE- WORLD , HE CIRCUMNAVIGATED 1"rlEJ GLOBE IN 132. r ' " ' "" DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clendenlns cannot diagnose or glv* personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general interest, however, they will be taken up, In order, In the dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan deadening, care of Tho Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. A Pertinent or Impertinent Suggesting that restoring benefits to disabled veterans was an open bid for the soldier vote is no more admirable than holding that placing seven or eight million persons on the federal payroll was a purchase of their votes. For the time being, making legal whisky taste like whisky seems to be causing more concern than the problem of injecting vitamin D. Another way to pay off the national debt would be to put Huey Long and Pat Harrison on a platform and charge admission. ernment's airmail cancellation move. A TIME OF QUESTIONING Elkader Register: Some are wondering if the 6,000,000 little pigs died in vain, others are questioning the wisdom of the processing tax. BUT SUCH IS THE CASE Dows Reporter: It is a perennial disgrace to America that "politics" should be regarded by most people as synonymous with "corruption." A GOOD LAW Nora Springs Advertiser: One of the best laws thai has been passed by a majority of the states is the workman's compensation law. THE WIRT INVESTIGATION Emmetsburg Democrat: At this writing it looks like another republican political bubble is bursting before it can leave the pipe. IT'S AN OLD TRICK Osace Press: It's an old trick and maybe you already know it--sticking a few tags on a freshly- cleaned suit of clothes? MORE THAN PROFITS Lime Springs Herald: A businessman is not much of a community asset if his only purpose is to obtain profits from business. THE COTTON CONTROL BHX Decorah Public Opinion: Congressman Biermann is on traditional democratic ground in opposing such proposals. ACTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT LAST Forest City Summit: Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt is about the most active vice president the country ever had. ALAS, TOO REAL! Lake Mills Graphic: The headless horseman was a myth but the headless motorist is a stark reality. THOSE WHO OPPOSED WATERWAY Rake Register: This writer believes that they deserve a bouquet for their commendable action. WHAT'S HAPPENED TO MELLON PROBE? Charles City Press: Well, what has become of that Secretary Mellon investigation? IT'S STILL AN OPEN QUESTION Forest City Republican: Surely the nation Is greater than its criminals. INTERESTING QUESTION Waterloo Courier: Can the federal government tax a state liquor business? By LOGAN C1ENDENING, M. D. BODY IS EFFICIENT AS MACHINE GROUP of my friends astonished me the other day by getting out one afternoon and playing scrub with an indoor baseball. So I suppose the time of year when outdoor exercise is more or less Inevitable has arrived. Whenever I discuss the question of exercise someone says to me, "I thought you didn't believe in exercise. Of course, I have never said any such thing. What 1 did say was that for some people exercise is a bad thing; for others it is beneficial. That aa age increases it is probably a good thing to cut down the amount of exercise one takes, and that youth cannot be brought back by exercise alone. But in spite of that, exercise is a pleasant and,-In many ways, a health giving thing. Essentially it is simply the body acting as machine. And what a wonderful efficienl Dr. Clendenlns machine the body is. A steam engine using coal wastes 90 per cent of the potential energy of its fuel, utilizing only 10 per cent; a gasoline motor using gasoline utilizes 20 per cent; the human muscle using food, mostly sugar, utilizes 33 per cent. This is next in efficiency to a galvanic battery, which is able to utilize 90 per cent of the potential energy supplied to it. All the work that our bodies do in the world is done by this extremely efficient machine, which in its ultimate unit is a muscle fibril and which operates by contracting its l e n g t h partly using chemical energy in the form of sugar anc partly electrical energy. The waste w h i c h machines have to lose comes mostly from inertia and friction and against these two things the human muscle bu^ die is very wel p r o t ected. T h e friction which it has to overcome is largely friction in joints or one bone moving over an other and nature, by various means, has managed to reduce this to a very low figure. Tomorrow we will consider something of the ac tion of the muscle as a machine. ONCE OVERS By J. J. MUNDI' BE THE PEACE-MAKER As a card-player you may have been in games li which fights, or near fights, occurred which inlgh have been averted by a word from you. Instead of acting as a peacemaker, you did no say something which might have smoothed out th' point under dispute. In fact, your manner added fuel to the angerec condition of the disputing players. You did this because you would have enjoyed see ing these two men come to blows. There may have been instances of this sort involv ing friends. As a result of their dispute, a friendship of man years' standing may have been broken. Was the passing amusement worth the result? It is of no small import when two men engage i: fisticuffs. One or both may receive serious injuries--pos sibly permanent disfigurement. If you permit this thing to happen because your animal desire to see a fight, you are not a rea fellow. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Woe to rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me: and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin. --Isaiah 30:1 EARLIER DAYS Being a Dally Compilation of InterrKtlnK Items from the "Ten, Twenty and Thirty Yearn Ajo" Flle» of the Olobc-Guictte. 'hlrty Years Ago-Sergeant Kearney returned to the city and has .akeu charge of the local recruiting station, after pending some time In Des Moines recovering from an Illness. Major Galbraith is due to arrive in the ity and Monday will swear in S. G. Bennett, J. J Bennett and F. Flannery. The new recruits will then oin the coast artillery and go to Seattle, Wash. The grand jury, which has been in session mosl jf the time for the last week, returned several indictments against criminals who will be tried during he coming week. Mrs. Sylvester Long, a former student who has been studying at the Art Institute in Chicago, ha returned to the city and is considering taking som special work at the University. A farewell supper was given at the home of Mr and Mrs. George Wilson Sunday evening as _an ex pression of good will to the couple who will make lit future home In Kansas. Twenty Years Ago-WASHINGTON--Huerta has promised to salul the American flag in apology for the arrest of Amer lean bluejackets at Tampico. Herbert W. Quick, editor of Farm and Firesidi is in the city visiting his sisters, Mesdames McMillan Dillon and Parker. Population of Mason City proper is estimated at 16,000, according to D. O. Hibbard, community secretary. J. E. E. Markley returned home today from a week's visit in the east. Representatives of all Mason City banks today journeyed to Rockford where the spring meeting of mnks in htis section is being held. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Glover, Omaha, Nebr., are guests of friends in Mason City for a few days. Ten Years Ago-Phillip Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Foster, 857 Second street northwest, has arrived for a week-end vsiit with his parents, taking a brief vacation from his studies at the University of Iowa. Hanford MacNider, Ben Webster and C. F. McCormick were guests of the Hi-T club at its weekly meeting last night. Mrs. Louis Killian -will broadcast a number of vocal solos from Station KHJ at Los Angeles, accord to word received here by friends. E. G. Dunn returned to his home yesterday after spending two weeks at Waukesha Springs, Wls. jiErjjiiyiflyj^^ OBSERVING was surprised to read in a builders' journal a few days ago that 85 per cent of the omes and business buildings are uffcring for want of maintenance, he statement seemed such an ex- ggeration that since when out- oors I have been more observing han usual and whether the state- nent was correct or not, I am con- inced that we have been negleet- ig the appearance of our buildings nd surroundings too long. In re- lecting on this condition I call to lind several Mason City homes hich a few years ago arrested my ttcntion immediately but since ave lost some of their appeal and wonder if their rundown condition has not been the cause. An acquaintance whose business akes him into many homes tells ,e that about the same condition revails inside. It seems that nearly veryone has been waiting for better imes so long that a state of near habbiness has invaded our sur- oundings without our realizing it. Let's fix up! --o-am in receipt of a note from J. TJ. in which complaint is lodged against the proprietor if an outlying grocery store. It eems this groceryman has declined o accept scrip at any time and re- ently he refused to accept a dollar if the money even though all the tamps had been attached. I have already paid my respects to those who have shied at accepting their air share In this communtiy pro- ect. I would not expect such persons o understand that the fully stamped scrip dollar can be taken to the bank and exchanged for a dollar in currency. In this connection, it is nteresting to note that the scrip ssue is being redeemed now at the ·ate of more than a hundred dollars a day. --o-rank with fishing and mush' room hunting a sport I was introduced to a year or two ,go--fossil-hunting at the clay- banks of the Winnebago river eight miles southeast of Mason City. There is an apparently inexhaustible supply of fossilized shell-life in the anks there and the view to be hac rom the top of the cliff simply isn'l surpassed anywhere in this part ol lie state. By geologists at the Uni- ersity of Iowa, this spot is regarded as the best in Iowa for the abundance and quality of specimens 'rom an age long before man hac rat in his appearance. o--· still insist that derived from "splendid,' the noun "splendor," is the most com monly misused word in the English language. The average theater re viewer would be speechless if de prived of its use in his descriptio: of Fredric March's acting. have here some statements all parents of boys may well ponder. From five years ot Je through 14, more boys arc llled by accidents than by all the sual communicable diseases com- ned, including Influenza, pneu- ionla and tuberculosis. The acci- ent rate of boys at this age is Imost two and one-half times reater than that of girls. From lo o 49, the male death rate from vio- ence la more than four times that f the female, and exceeds any other ause of death. These figures would certainly in- Icate the need for further educa- lon on the part of parents and pos- ibly on the part of the boya them- elves in regard to safety. It seems rather odd that we get wildly excited about an epidemic f some contagious disease, yet re- oain complacent about the constant nd much more dangerous epidemic --accidents. am sure that readers after perusing the following from tlie editor of a rural weekly vill be more considerate In the fu- ure of us who have to do our writing stint: "Getting out a high class family ournal is no picnic. If I print jokes, oiks say I'm silly; If I don't, they ay I'm too serioua. If I publish ori- nnal matter, they say I lack variety; f I publish tilings from other papers they say I'm too lazy to write. If I don't go to church they say I'm a leathen; if I do go I'm a hypocrite. If I stay in the office, I ought to be out rustling the news; if I rustle the news, I am cot attending to business at the office. If I wear old clothes they say I'm a sloven; if I wear new ones, they say I must be making a pile of money, or the clothes aren't paid for. What in thunderation ia a poor editor to do anyhow? Like as not somebody will say I swiped this article from some other paper. So I did." shall be Interested in the results of the Chicago Tribune's new c a m p a i g n against hoodlumism and gang rule in that city. It proceeds from an assumption that the criminal lawyer is as much a factor in crime as the gangster himself. Operating on this theory, the Tribune Is going over the records and publicizing the lawyers who are found behind the scenes in every case where a gangster is involved. If the legal profession will not place the penalty of scorn and contempt on these unsavory characters, perhaps the public will. TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Born This Date--Wilbur Wright, b. 1867. With his brother, Orville, he was first to devise a successful heavier than air flying-machine. By the flip of a coin he lost the honor of making the first flight in it * » * Jacques Thibault, b. 1844, French novelist famed around the world as Anatole France. * * * Sir John Franklin, b. 1786, pioneer Arctic explorer who disappeared in 1845 while seeking the Northwest passage. * » * Charles Spencer Chaplin, b. 1889, cinemactor. · » * Lily Pens, b. 1904, opera singer. * * * Grace Livingston Hill, b. 1865, U. S. author. * « Lord Irwin, b. 1881, British statesman. * * John Law b. 1671, frenzied financier who plunged France into financial panic with his "Mississippi Bubble," initiated international financial tricks used so successfully by Kreuger, et al- * * * William the Silent, prince of Orange, b. 1533, founder of the Dutch Empire. * * * Ernest Solvay, b. 1839, Belgian chemist, capitalist and philanthropist of wide world renown. . 1651--The province of East New Jersey was offered for sale in England for the equivalent of 525,000! Early next year it was put up at public auction: Associated Press received a flash i by eight trustees to whom it had been left by Sir | from France that the Armistice had ; Did Colonel Lindbergh receive his commission as colonel from the state of Missouri or the United States government? J. F. M. He was commissioned a colonel in the United States army air corps reserve and also in the Missouri reserve. Was Gaston Doumergue ever president of France? \V. C. G. He served a full term. Where is horse racing forbidden? L. P. Racing is lawful in all states. It is betting which is illegal in many states. Has Evan Evans sung in opera or soloist in churches? B. W. He Is an Englishman, who came to this country after the World war. He is now a radio artist and has sung baritone roles in hundreds of sustaining presentations, opera, light opera and musical comedy. Are springer and cocker spaniels bom with stub tails? C. M. Dogs of the springer and cocker spaniel type are not born with stub tails, but customarily have their tails docked when still young puppies. What do farmers spend for seed? L. ar. Last year. $40,000,000. How many questions should a person ask in one letter? T. C. If the questions pertain to one subject, three or four may be included. Otherwise it is better to write separate letters as it causes delay in passing the letter from one department to another. Address your letter to this paper's Information bureau. Frederic J. Haskin, di- j rector, Washington, D. C., including | coin or stamp for reply. I When was news of the Armistice j following the World war received in I U. S.? J. A. S At 2:45 a. m., Nov. 11, 1918, the i What did women smoke In pipes in Civil war days? It sounded like kinikinick. N. D. Kinni-kinnick was a mixture of dried leaves and the bark of certain plants. Eurnac leaves and the inner bark of certain species of dogwood were commonly usetl. How high is the wall of ice ncai the South pole? V. S. The Ross ice barrier, in about latitude 77 degrees S. is from 50 to 200 feet high. Why did the Confederate flag have IS stars when only 11 states joined the confederacy? H. D. When the confederacy was established, it was hoped 13 states would eventually belong to it, and the 13 stars in the flag were authorized on this premise. Are the prices of all rugs set In this country by auction every six months? K. M. In periods of six months up to approximately 1928, the Alexander Smith and Sons Carpet company held, auctions in New York which had a certain influence on setting the prices of Axminster, Velvet anc.1 Tapestry rugs during the seasonal period. Tills practice has been discontinued since then with one exception in 1931. Prices of rugs and floor coverings at the present time are arrived at through manufacturers' costs and the normal interplay of competitive influence. Are there cobras in the Philippines? A. V. They are in all the principal islands. The cobra is a tropical snake and the climate of the whole archipelago is suitable for it. by eight George Carteret to be administered for the benefit of his creditors, and was purchased by William Penn and 11 associates for approximately 517,000. been signed. This was verified by j the state department at 2:50 a. m. How old is student employment in j , American coleges ? M. C. i 1786--The first American play performed success-1 In an artic i e in the Atlantic j fuly on an American stage had its premiere at John | Montn]y R Usse ll T. Sharpe says: Street Theater, New York. It was The Contrast, a American C0]lege9 bcgan to solvc j five act comedy by Royall Tyler, 29, prodigy who re- financial problems of needy stu-! _ · i j _ ^ _ ^ m TM ^_ n «v U r \ f U Vo la tn A TJ«fiTarH twn«n H P . _ r . ** i ceived degrees from both Yale and Harvard when he was 19. (At 37 he was a justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont). I . . . | 1818--London was given the first exhibition of the kaleidoscope, which soon became the favorite indoor! dents as early as 1653, when Harvard gave Zachariah Bridgen a job ; ringeing the bell and waytinge on ' What does napoo mean 1YC11G1UUOV,UMW, t!il«\,i* «wv*i ~ _ ~ ~ - . . . ~ . | t snort of Old and New Worlds. It was the invention ] It is British slang, of Dr. David Brewster, 37, Scotch physicist who also f "TM " *""·- "I"-""" perfected the stereoscope. ^ 1861--The Pony Express became out-of-date a year after it was established, as the first transcontinental telegraph line, between St. Joseph. Mo., and Sacramento, Cal., was completed. This was eight years before the first transcontinental railroad was opened. f D. L. corrupted from a French phrase during the World war. It means no good, no more, all gone, all over, finished, dead. How long was Charles Ponzl in prison? J. G. Released Feb. 15, 3934. after spending seven years in the Charlestown state prison. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen "That hussy needn't think she's attractive. It doesn't take much to attract the kind o' men that will flirt with a married woman."

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