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TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1939 MASON CITY GLOBE-GA/KiM'E MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AM A. W. 1EE KEW8PAPEU Issued Every Week Day by the MASON errs GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY J21-123 East Slate Street Telephone No. 3800 ·Entered as second-dan matter April 17. ISM. at the post- BUice at Mason City, Iov,-a. under the act at March 3, 1873. . LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARIj HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press 5s exclusively entitled to the use tor publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise .credited in thla paper and also the local news published herein. FULL LEASED WIHE SERVICE BY UNITED PRESS. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Ees Moines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear Lake, by the year .... $10.00 by the week 9 .20 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CIT1T Per year by carrier i 1.00 By mail 6 month! $ 2.13 Per week by carrier...S .15 By mall 3 months 5 1.50 Per year by mail ......S 5.00 By mail 1 month .3 .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per year.-.56.00 Six months.. .53.25 Three monlljs.. .51.75 IX ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per JT...SS.OO 6 months..S4.50 3 months.'52.50 I m o n t h . .51.00 Lewis Reads the Signs *T«HE John L. Lewis proposals for labor peace ·*· through combination ol the CIO, A. F. at L. and railroad brotherhoods into one big labor movement--with himself and William Green dropping out of the picture--may be a Utopian scheme. It may be the basis of long-desired labor appeasement, it may be the signal for a scrap. But at Jeast it indicates that John L. Lewis, who is far from dumb, can read the signs of the times. The plain fact is that, despite--or perhaps because of--the strong backing of the administration the tide of labor victory has begun to ebb. It was natural that it should, and all experienced observers expected it. .The world moves pendulum- fashion, and after reaching a new high with the first fruits of the Wagner act, the inevitable excesses and over-enthusiastic aggressiveness of many labor organizations brought about a reaction. One needs to look no further than the state ot Oregon, where the extremist labor groups, after years of hell-raising, have been curbed by a referendum-passed state labor law which is as extreme in the other direction as the situation which AFL-CIO scrapping on the coast had created. There is the steady and unrelenting pressure of moderate groups in and around congress for amendment of the Wagner act in order to provide for at least an even break for employers. They combine to show an unmistakable trend. The supreme court may have been interpreting law on strictly legal principles, but it was also interpreting common-sense and public opinion in the Fansteel case when it outlawed the sitdown strike and did what could be done with a bad, an ambiguous law to make it fair and reasonable by judicial explication. The country wanted it that way, and as Chief Justice Hughes told congress only the other day, the people of the nation generally get what they want. So the time has come when Mr. Lewis, Mr. Green and the labor movement must consolidate ground won and dig in--if they are not to be pushed back. No sober-minded person who wishes harmony and recovery in the United States wants labor to be pushed back. Excrescences and excesses must be curbed, and the government must play the part of a fair Instead of a biased referee. That employers have too often, in the past, endeavored ruthlessly to crush legitimate labor organization is entirely irrelevant. Two wrongs do not make a right, and while the labor desire for revenge is understandable, when its turn came, that does not make a revengeful attitude wise or indorse it as a permanent policy. * * * Passport Trafficking *T*HE indictment of nine persons in New York "^ charged with supplying faked American passports to a ring of European spies sheds light on a sickening traffic which knows no nationality or decency. The New York spy ring of passport forgers came to light in the mysterious Robinson- Rubens case which cropped out in Moscow in 1937 and has been under investigation since. This passport ring operated in New York, Chicago, Quebec.-, Stockholm, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Austria, Ger- nany, Czechoslovakia, and Moscow. Names for fraudulent U. E, passports were obtained largely from tombstones in the New York cemeteries and forged birth certificates. When Jhis Macabre conspiracy was uncovered accidentally in Moscow by an attache of the American embassy in 1D37 the whole sordid business of trafficking in forged passports came to light. Americans who take their citizenship for granted have no conception of the value of the little red booklet from the American state department which constitutes a U. S. passport. One o£ the tragedies of the forced emigration of persecuted peoples from Europe today is the fact that many leave Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia with passport papers that later turn out to be forgeries. A group of 60 German refugees on the Italian liner Conte Grande embarked last week at Brazil only to discover their papers had been forged. They were not permitted to land in Brazil, Argentina, or Uruguay. They faced the prospect of being returned to concentration camps in Germany when Chile decided to admit them. Man's inhumanity to man was never revealed in more diabolical form than in the sale of forged papers and fraudulent passports to refugees. ft * -j Expensive Victories /·pHE perennial wonder that is China's persistent J- defense against Japan, although beaten in every encounter, receives new lift with the report of renewed Japanese offensives in Central China, around Amoy, a treaty port, and in the north against the Chinese red army, -which is operating as roving bands oC guerillas loosely allied with Chiang Kai-Shek's republican troops. Again the bombing planes are raiding helpless civilian towns, and Japanese troops are shoving ahead. But China holds out, and with incredible speed, considering the lack of machinery, is building new roads and railways to Russia and to British Burma for the importation of supplies. They are needed because the Japanese have all but closed the ports of the China coast, and hold 1,000 miles of the Yangtze river. The strain upon Japan to conduct this eternal war that will nol be settled is enormous. Already it has cost her more than two billion dollars, and her national debt is now larger than the nation's total annual income. And she is unable to get a breathing spell in -which to attempt to recoup something on her losses by developing and exploiting Chinese resources. It's a new kind of war in which victories contribute to the weakening of the winner, and defeats and retreats add confidence and courage to the loser. But that's the way it is going. In the I E St. as iu the west, the totalitarian, aggressive militarist is finding the going pretty hard. LOOKOUT; . DE-LOW The scenes shift quickly in politics. For example, it is completely forgotten that a brief two years ago Dean Hutledge wanted to go down to 'Washington to testify that Gillette was all wet in his court-packing views, W £ v The fundamental difference between free trade among states and free trade among nations is that in the former all people live on approximately the same standard. 3 * * If Iowa pursues its fight against lotteries far enough, the state's primary election system most assuredly will come under heavy fire. * t * When a businessman makes a mistake, correction is attempted. When the government makes one, concealment is in order. * * * It's a pretty kettle of fish when the business of the nation must look to federal government for "appeasement." * * * The new deal would still rather be judged by lofty intention than by drab performance. t: S U The Iowa stale planning board queslion should not be approached as a partisan issue. * if * Those Spanish soldiers have become so punch- drunk that loyalists are now fighting loyalists;. PROS and CONS Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Self-Help Alivays Best Forest City Summit: Government farm-reliel plans are necessarily of political origin, and are thus assured of only a short life. Real and permanent farm betterment must come largely from the efforts of tlie farmers themselves, through such a movement as- production and marketing co-operation to dispose o£ produce at fair prices. "Self help is best help" is still a wise maxim. Payment 20 Years Delayed Sheffield Press: C. C. Yelland, former publisher of the Press, writes in last week's issue of tlie Lakeside, Cal., Farmer, which he now publishes, that he just received payment for a legal notice which he published in the Press nearly 20 years ago. Chet comments that, "Our Uncle Samuel will have to take more time than that to pay for the present luxurious administration." For a Smaller Legislature Ottumwa Courier: If we had half the number of legislators in the state assembly, men chosen for ability, the array of business transacted since convening nearly two months ago would not be so pitiful. For what they are putting into it, the taxpayers are getting meager returns on their money. Streamlining the legislature is a distinct need of the day. Partisanship Run Wild ill the Legislature New Hampton Tribune: I£ you are following the bills and votes in the Iowa legislature you are impressed with its terrifying snd unjustifiable political prejudice in many o£ the measures. We doubt if Secretary of State Earl G. Miller had been elected a legislator, he could have made a more bitter record. Rebuke to Earl Miller Bed Oak Express: If tlie house now approves the senate reorganization measure a state safety department will be established in Iowa, removing the patrol from the political maneuvering of Mr. Miller, and bringing about greater efficiency in seven overlapping departments now operating in Iowa. Pre-Convention Guess Oelwein Register: We will place our guess now, if it is of any value to Mr. Gallup, that Mr. Hopkins will not get the democratic nomination nor will Mr. Dewey get the republican nomination for president in 1940. You can put that down in your scrapbook for reference in 1940. Iowa's Sob-Sister Brigade Jefferson Bee: Every time some murderer is sentenced to be hanged or electrocuted the Des- Moines Register-Tribune editor and others of the sob-sisters are out after the Kraschels to get a reprieve, or commutation of sentence. A Monopoly on Crack Pot Ideas Council .Bluffs Nonpareil: Most rf the crack pot measures formulated in the last ten years ai-e among the 993 bills now before the Iowa legislature. No wonder the members were ready to take a breathing spell. Most of Them Shouldn't Have Been Introduced Algona Upper Des Homes: There have been 600 bills, roughly, presented to the state legislature by the house or senate . . . that's a lot o£ bills, and most of them should never have been introduced. Wiat a Good Many Americans Arc Asking- Northwood Anchor: Will the United States government sell France airplanes and other war materials on credit, having before it the record of her previous official actions in ignoring just claims?. DAILY SCRAP BOOK By Scott EYE MAIL BAG U5E. -10 WALK OVER "PLAH-T LIVES MOS-TL./ poq MADE. 0« A- DISC VERY 4AJ1D SOAP, wfo WrticK A KEEDLE CLEAN HAVE. 3-l4 Kiqi4-riKqAi.E. AND' THE. CROW VOICE. BOXES ( BU-T SlKqS,vmil_E- -THE. ' C-ROAvKS Interesting Letters Up to 250 Words Are Welcome TIME TO WAKE UP, AMERICA.' PLYMOUTH-- We must not just remain in leth- 1 argy and let the German-American bund or any other insidious organization undermine out- government and rob us of our heritage of freedom, liberty, justice, and all privileges which we enjoy as citizens of our wonderful country, the United States o£ America. PRESERVE OUR STANDARDS Iown nith tht Grrman-American band Rally to save dor da*- Ilinvn nrllh the Stalin communisl.. Preserve oar C. S. A. noun with i n v d i o n , factions rroir Hrfore it ii too Ijle. 1UII tr the Stan and S l r i p e i ; don't Irl Swastikas rutc our fate. freedom and librrlr need a line, I.imUInc ltcir domain. Olherwise justice and trulh eannpl Tlold a prevailing reijn. This I 5 Ihe reaion for atl onr laKJ. Made tor the common yood. With no restrictions we could not ror eenturiej hive stood. Lite with ifi lintsl of attributes, Beit [overnmtnt on earth £' "JI"',* V. "" a ' t ·"'"I' irejlest leal For their Intrinsic worth. When trery priyiiere i»s leer loil, And mlfht wllh venieanee reitns. What f« (here left lhar« worth c-ne'l w h i l e 1" veMlie that remains? T.el n* r e v o l v e to perform our part T« save demecrary. M a i n t a i n nur national h e r i t a g e . J - Tour* M'neerelr, ARTHUR A. ROLiOTD. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files THIRTY YEARS AGO-There are definite rumors to tlie effect that the.Milwaukee will enlarge-its shops here th:s season to nearly double the present capacity to accommodate the increase of traffic expected ami which is evsn now taxing the. capacity of the years and the shops. It is said that the increase will make nearly double tile room now available. The amount of business on this division and the inadequacy of the shop room to take care of 'the engines is the reason for the move. The Queen Esther class held a meeting lust evening at the home o£ Miss Grace Ten-ill. S. B. Nichols and M. C. Bickle returned home lost evening from Des Moines, where thev were on a few days' business concerning butter making. TWENTY YEARS AGO-- Lieut. Marshall J. Barlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Barlow, 212 Fifteenth street northwest arrived home Sunday £rom Kelly Field, Texas, where he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the aviation corps. Lieut. Barlow attended school at Cornell university, Ithaca, N. Y. He is now ii: the reserve. Frunk S. Felt o£ Felt and Son is attending a public, sale ot high grade caVle in Cedar Rapids. Mr. Felt expects to purchase some good blooded slock for his ranch in South Dakota. The sale lasts three days. Quoted from the editorial page:. Hero for hero, what about the soldier who curries the mules being the most heroic. The boys who thoroughly understand Die character and temperament of the army mule, vote that way anyhow. TEN YEARS AGO-Theodore Schwartz of the Grant school wag declared the winner in the Knothole club h a r - monica contest at the Y. M. C. A. Monday night and w;;s awarded :i vest pocket flashlight. Eight entries competed. Second prize went to Clarence Roberts. J. E. E. Markley and W. B. Pcdelty, who have served the local school board during the past three years, Tuesday, were re-elected without opposition for another term of three years each. Only 122 voters went to the polls in this election, the vote being the lightest on record for several years. Mr. Markley received one more vote than Mr Pedelty. ABOUT BOOKS By John Selby "NIGHT KIDEK," by Robert Perm Warren; (Houshlon MiffUn: 52.50.) /·pHE publisher of Robert Penn Warren's ''Night -"- Rider" has been extremely lucky with the sya- lem of subsidy called, rather inaccurately, "fellowships." S.ix so-called "fellowship" books have been published, and Ell have had average or better success. One (Dorothy Baker's "Young Man With a Horn") has delighted the crowd that used to love such things as Carl van Vechten's "Tattooed Countess' 1 and "Nigger Heaven." Others, such as the one published today, have been substantial contributions to the fiction of our time. Mr. Warren's "Night Rider" is a story lifted out of the Kentucky which flamed, 40 years ago, in the so-called tobacco war. It has the inevitability and immediacy of all good fiction--you may disagree with things you read, but the prose is so vivid and irresistible that you question them only as you would a page of history. You assume that it must have been that way, and simply regret it. One such page occurs early in "Night Rider." Percy Munn is a young lawyer married to a rather colorless girl whom he adores. At the beginning o£ the tobacco war the Munns live on their farm near Bardsville. from which Percy rides to town to conduct his law practise. His lann and his practice keep him busy: he does not care to involve- himself too much will) the association ot tobacco growers being formed by his friends. Against his will, he is drawn in, makes the speech of the dn.v al the rally which gives birlh lo the association, and eventually is made a member o£ the association board. All this unwillingly, and why he should be unwilling is never made exactly clear. It could be, and after you finish the book you see clearly how this is so. But Mr. Warren's strength as a writer is such that you are not much disturbed. The novel describes the advance of a small Kentucky lawyer through trial to an ultimate tragedy that is. for fictional purposes at least, quite unavoidable. The people are all well drawn, the local color is unimpeachable. Mr. Warren makes few slips of technique and these are most unimportant--mostly scenes left suspended or unsupported. 1 It .seems to this reader that the book would be stronger if the hero were better explained at the outset, but perhaps a lets haMv leading would correct that. Otherwise, to thfs department. "iVighf. Rider'' IF the best of the iix fellowship books so far published. GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening, M. 0. INCREASE IN BLOOD PRESSURE TNCREASE in blood pressure is considered mere- ·*- ly a symptom and not a disease. Sometimes (he terra "essential high blood pressure'' is used to designate cases in which no cause for the high pressure is evident, but this is merely a compromise with our ignorance. Of all the causes which have been mentioned, change in the kidney is the one most remarkable and easy to prove. It is a common thing for the kidney to contract as age advances, and the shutting off of the kidney blood vessels alone is enough to raise pressure. The process is long, gradual and painless, and need cause no immediate alarm. But there are other factors. Research has shown that when there is an interference with the kidney circulation, certain chemicals are formed which, [ being absorbed, cause the blood vessels all over the body to con,, ,, , . , . tract and thus raise blood pres- Dr. Clendening sure e Here we have stated the two possible ways in which blood pressure is raised--one mechanical, the other chemical, by some substance circulating in the body which affects the tension of the circulation. Among such substances are the secretions of the ductless glands. The automatic nervous system has control over the constriction or expansion of the size o£ the blood vessels and it, in turn, is controlled by the ductless glands. It is a common finding in enlargement of the thyroid gland that a rise in blood pressure occurs. Even more intimately associated with blood pressure are two others of the ductless glands the adrenals. The substance which these glands secrete, adrenalin, will immediately raise blood pressure when injected into the body. If we may assume a condition in which an extra amount o£ adrenalin is constantly secreted, we have a perfect condition for the production of chronic- high blood pressure. More and more frequently of late, removal or the adrenal glands has been performed to relieve l.igh blood pressure and with considerable degrees oj success. The relation of other glands to high blood pressure has often been suggested. When all the glands stop functioning, as in the menopause there is no question of the effect on blood pressure. Enough o£ these relationships have been pointed out to make the point that high blood pressure is not n single entity but that a combination of causes may enter into any single case. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS C. C.: "Is pure alcohol beneficial as n facial astringent, especially to close the pores o£ the face and nose after blackheads have been pressed ouf" Answer--Yes, alcohol is considered by cos- New Pope Progressive ; am impressed by the disposition of the new pope to keep pace with progress along material lines. This has asserted itself in a number of ways; For one thing--and Americans remember this well--he is an aviation devotee. Much of his travel in this country three years ago was in the air. Another of the new pontiff's modern tendencies reveals itself in the information that he shaves himself with an electric razor. A Vatican City barber is authority fof this news. "I couldn't believe it at first," he said, "but His Eminence showed me one day saying: 'See, my son, it can be done.' " The radio broadcast of the Vatican ceremonies attending the announcement of the pope's election was the result ot friendship and admiration wliich has long existed between Pope Pius XII and Marconi. It is quite likely now that the Vatican radio station, which made a brave beginning under Pius XI, will be enlarged and developed. Occasionally His Holiness Pius XI traveled by train or automobile in Italy to his summer residence. It is more than likely that Pius XII will further enlarge the pope's travel range in Italy and abroad. The medieval confines o£ the Vatican will probably be infinitely modernized by tlie new pope. --o-Lots of Paper A good astringent lotion is: Alum 15 grains; acetic acid--15 minims; glycerin--one and - , if * t - " -- i e j « j i-i,*..*.----v.**i uuu a half drams; alcohol--three drams; water enough to make three ounces. W.: "Is it possible for me to make the blood on my nose disappear?" pass this along for the ben- eit of those who dote on statistics: N e w s p r i n t paper consumed in the United States last year would completely cover Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut plus the lower portion of Vermont and New Hampshire. Authority for this assertion is the forest products division of the federal department of commerce. With a total estimated value of $900,000,000 in paper and paper products last year, aggregating more than 13,000,000 tons, this industry ranks as one of the largest in the country. Paperboard production, comprising 40 per cent of paper and its manufactures produced in the United States during 1938, is the most important branch of the industry. The paperboard produced during 193B, packed for shipment in an average 50 ton boxcar would require one train reaching from New York to Chicago to carry its bulk, according to the commerce department. · Boxes and cartons containing food, drugs and milk; checlis, paper currency, bonds, notes, office supplies and newspapers accounted for a consumption of over one-half pound a day of paper and paper products for every man, woman and child in this country during 1938. This was 12 times greater than butter consumption in the same period. P. W.: veins Answer -- A dermatologist can do this by the use of carbon dioxide snow, although this sometimes leaves a white scar which is noticeable I know cf no other method. C.: "What are the symptoms of adenoids? Can ihcy cause one to be thin?" Answer: Adenoids cause mouth breathin" frequent colds and sore throat. There is a general debility of health and, therefore, they could cau^e t.ne to be thin. Meadow Melodies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center MUDDY MEMORIES -The TimS was deep, In pioneer dyi, Near my \orth low* home, And il you'll wail, I will relite A story {n thfs poem. Mv Fatlitr on a slushy diy Came oof .D look arc and And «pted a hat jnfc moving slovr Across Ihe muddjr ground. He looped and lifted np the hat And rifht there underneath. Surprised, he s*w a neighbor** face Jn mad up (o his t r c l h . "It's k i n S a m u d t t v , " Daddy saM. The man said. "Ve*. you fatti. Tou're It 01' d urn right, it's mudily. J'm a j f a n d i n ' on * mole.'' OBSERVING Water and Alcohol ^ picked up somewhere this interesting compilation of "the essential differences between two colorless substances: Water Will not burn. Has no taste. Cools and refreshes the skin. Necessary to healthy life. Make a seed grow. So£tens all foods. Is itself a food. Will not dissolve resin. Does not intoxicate. Beneftis the body. A constituent of every living body cell. Aids decomposition. Quenches thirst. Alcohol Burns easily. Has burning taste. Burns and inflames the skin. Unnecessary to healthy life. Kills the seed. Hardens all foods. Is a poison. Easily dissolves resin. Intoxicates. Injures the body. Is not a constituent of any living body cell. Prevents decomposition. Creates thirst. --o-Case of Fire ! wonder if you have figured just what YOU would do in the event of a fire? All of us should give thought to this real possibility of modern life. And perhaps these tips from National Safety Council will prove helpful to us in formulating our sub-conscious plans: Walk to the nearest exit. Don't run or crowd others. Keep your head. Don't scream or make any unnecessary noise. Forget your personal belongings. Your life is more valuable. Use the fire exits. Don't try to use the elevators. If a line forms at the exit you are heading for, stay in line--and don't push. Watch your step on stairs. Above all, remain calm and try to keep others from getting excited. A cool head in an emergen~ cy may mean the saving of lives. The Day's 5 r cl/ · To MISS DOROTHY EVANS, MASON CITY STUDENT AT IOWA STATE COLLEGE--for making good, and more, on the fine promise of a distinguished academic career which so notably she revealed during her high school days here in Mason City. Honors have come to her in botli scholarship and 'other phases of collegiate life. Those who J wafched her work in the local high school expect her to go far--and here's predicting that they will not be disappointed. ANSWERS to QUESTIONS By Frederic J. Hoskin For an answer to inr question of (act w r i t e the '-Mason Cilr Globe-GaieUe information Bureau. Krrderlc J. Hasfciu, Director, Washington, D. C." Please aend three (3) cents p o s t a g e for replv. Is the song "The Wreck of the OW 37" about a real wreck? E. P. It refers to the wreck of the Southern Railway train No. 97 which jumped the track going to Danville, Va., Sept. 23, 1903, killing and injuring a number of postal and express employes as well as the engine crew. When was the act passed which stopped the manufacture of poisonous matches? E. L. The Esch-Hughes Non-Poisonous Match Act was passed in 1912. It placed a tax of 2 cents per hundred on matches containing white phosphorus which iade the use of this material commercially impossible. What is the origin of the Binct intelligence tests? J. G. Alfred Binet was a French psychologist and director of the laboratory of physiological psychology at the Sorbonne. Prior to 1905. he had made numerous investigations oE the deficiencies shown by children in the course ' of their development. At this date he was asked by the school authorities of Paris to undertake a study of children in the public school system to detect the various forms of mental deficiency which interfered with school work. For this purpose he devised a series of tests with the co-operation oi Thomas Simon. Various versions of the Binet scale have been made by Terman and others who have continued the work. How many retail drug stores in Ihc U. S. C. W. The 1935 Census of Retail Business showed 56.697 retail drug stores in tiie U. S. with net sales of $1,232,593,000. How fast docs a bullet travel? E. B. The speed varies from 800 lo -1,000 feet a second. The 30 caliber service rifle bullet has a speed ot 2,700 feet a second. A revolver bullet travels between 900 and 1,000 feet a second. What is the largest printing plant in the world? W. M. The Government Printing office at Washington, D. C. What did ittussolini say to the effect that Europe would not set herself on fire to cook Prague's rotten egg? 31.-J. In an address at Verona on Sept. 26, 1938, Mussolini said: "I still believe that Europe will refuse to ravage herself with fire and sword. I still believe that Europe will refuse to set herself afire in order to cook ·· Prague's rotten egg. Europe is faced by many problems, but certainly the least urgent of all is that of increasing the number ot war ccme- l teries that rise at such frequent intervals around the frontiers of states." By what authority may the president of the U. S. call an extra session of congress? JL. M. The Constitution provides for this. How many phonograph records sold yearly? H. J. In 1938 there were 37,000,000 sold in the U. S. Who is president of the San Francisco World's Fair? P. B. Leland W. Cutler. How many white keys are there on a standard piano? A. F. There are 52. Give the date and place of the International Flower Show. T. S. It will be held the entire week of March 13 in Grand Central Palace, New York City. Sc lOc PRACTICAL GARDEN BOOKLETS In planning your garden expert advice is just as important as seed, tools, soil, fertilizer, sunshine and rain. The booklets listed below will guide you from the time you lay out your garden until you harvest your crops of fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers--they will give you the benefit of millions of dollars expended by the U. 3. department of agriculture and years of research and experimental work. Check the booklets you want, fill in the coupon below, and mail today with the necessary remittance. City Home Garden The Farm Garden Annual Flowering Plants . 10c Permanent Garden Flowers 6c Weeds g c Lawns 5 C Roses [or the Home ....... 5c Garden Insecls 5 C --tJSE THIS COUPON"-The Globe-Gazette. Information Bureau. Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. Inclosed find cents in coin, carefully wrapped in paper, for which please send me the booklets checked on the above list. Name Street or rural route City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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