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MARCH 17 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE CORIPANV 121-123 East State St Telephone No. 3800 WILL, F. MTJSE .-. Editor W. EARL HALL Managing Editor- LEE P. LOOMIS Business Manager 1 MEMBER! OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the ·use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in thia paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dally, per year · Daily, per week ....,,?.. .15 Outside of Mason Cjty and Clear Lake Dally, per year by carrier · Daily, per week by carrier Daily, per year by mail 6 months, $2.25; 3 months, $1.25; 1 month Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year. 6-OC 6 months.... $3.25 3 months ..1.75 Entered at the Postofflce at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter ' In war events of importance are the result of trivial causes.--CAESAK SCIENCE VS. HISTORY AMBITIOUS biographers, by their relentless re** searches, are not the only ones bent on exposing the unreliability of traditions' we have come to associate with the makers of American history. Science, it now appears, lends a helping hand. At the University of Wisconsin the other day, Dr. J, H. Mathews, an expert in ballistics, announced that Daniel Boone, that hardy pioneer whose hair-raising exploits among the Indians thrilled us as youths, was really a terrible shot. · The smooth-bore guns they had in those days, the' professor contends, weren't at all conducive to accurate shooting. So Daniel couldn't possibly have done all those 'things attributed to him by the writers. Thus another tradition bites the dust. If we must concede that this colorful Indian fighter was a bum shot, most of us will rightfully continue to regard him as a good scout. That 5s, unless additional research reveals anything to the contrary! FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING WUCH of the time since the University of Iowa in- vestigatlon got under way, the prosecution has een pointing its musket out a window and blazing way blindly, hoping that a pigeon would fly past at he opportune time. THE OLD HOME TOWN . . . . . . By Stanley » LITTERED STREETS rpHE days ot annual spring clean-ups in countless ·*· American cities are here. For a few days civic \ ^ pride will stir. Backyards, basements and public places V '^ will be stripped of their disfiguring litter. Then, a week \ or two later, the bits of dirty and torn paper will bei( *' gin to fly about again, and before long the streets will f be as untidy as before. [* " Most communities would be horrified if any one it .. suggested tossing the garbage out on to the lawns or K into the street gutters. Yet even in residence sections l\ one can find in almost any town or city, at almost any j, ' time, the litter o£ discarded newspapers, empty bags, I , torn wrapping paper, and so on. Occasionally a citizen I ' is seen who pushes the paper he is thru with into the *. rubbish box provided for such things, but more often one sees him drop it "at his side in the street. Not so much rubbish is deliberately thrown into the street in residence sections, but the litter appears there just the same. Much of the advertising matter distributed from door to door is never picked up and taken into the house. It blows from porch to yard and then starts its career of clinging to hedges or fluttering across the lawns. Clean-up week is a fine institution, so far as it goes The inspin-.-ion of those seven days needs to begir earlier and last longer, however, if American cities arc to rid themselves of this disgrace to their ci" : enterprise. ' * · INDIA PROVIDED NEW ISSUE T HE agreement between Gandhi and Lord Irwm viceroy of India, to call another Indian conferenc which the nationalists will attend smoothed the situa tion jn India a great deal, but ?*; has -started troubl " at the other end, Stanley Baldwin, chief of the Britis conservative party, has declared that his party wi i have nothing to do with, the new conference and wil ^^be bound by conclusions.^ ofeeuk.^^^ OTHER EDITORS I VHAT LEGISLATIVE INSTIGATORS SHOULD DO Davenport Democrat: Here's a suggestion for the egislative committee which is investigating the state niversity: Why not admit you are wrong, and' call it off? The state of Iowa is thoroly tired of it. You haven't found 30 cents' worth of evidence to upport the many unwarranted charges on which the rosecution has been based, and figures that we have een give the cost of the hearing at approximately 1,000 a day. Very few people in the state take you seriously, xcept Verne Marshall of Cedar Rapids, Dennis Kelleer of Fort Dodge, and Attorney General Fletcher's taff of willing helpers. And Mr. Kelleher has his ongue in his cheek. The testimony has shown that the board of educa- ion got $2,250,000 of outside money for the university and the state matched this sum, and then $4,500,000 was spent in giving the state of Iowa one of the best medical schools in the country. You will be pardoned by all your fellow lowans if you quit worrying about a few sacks of cement, a few oads of sand, a few cans of paint, which Mr. Marshall thinks were misappropriated by someone several years ago--certainly not by anyone who is on trial before you. And if someone made a mistake in a grade and' a retaining wall was relaid, and the architects paid the damage, no one thinks it is worth §1,000 a day to know any more about it. Your emissaries to Chicago are coming home with some conversation about Belting et al, but with plain words of indorsement for President Jessup, we understand, which make the allegations against that gentleman look rather silly. So--why not admit you are wrong--anu quit? It would be the first time, we believe, that a legislative committee ever made that' admission, but why not make a record? The Democrat and Leader will be glad to record the admission and the action, whenever you are fair and frank enough to admit and make it. SEE THE POSTMASTER. AINT TAKIN'NO MORE CHANCES ef= "THEM BURGLAR PICTURES DISTURBIN' THE SOLITUDE THIS OFFICE IT SEEMSToME IF THE LAW V^AS CAPABLE TNERE'D BE NO POSTERS AROUND -rms TOWN! VYILLYUM JASMINE 1 ' NO CIRCUS HERE AND IP YoU DON'T STP CRY'MV THAT BAP 'MAN WITH THE BADSE VvlLL YOU!! THEIR. HOME MUST BE A SIDE SHOW ITSELF- TMAT AUKTT £ THEIRS IS NO DEAD ORAU-E POST OFF] THE PHER.DSHUNAQEL. KIDS URSET TttE POST OFFICE ROUTINE TODAY WHEN THEY MISTOOK POLICE- POSTERS OFJOE G,UN*SAMMY Fee THOSE OF MONKEYS ADVERTISING A ^-·---r*y ****** Any reader can set the pinnwer (o any question fay writing In oar Information bureau In Washington. I)* C, The bureau cannot Rive uflvlce on legal, medlcnl and ilnnnclal maltem. It does not attempt to sottlu dnmeHtlR troubles, or undertake ex- Imustlve research on nny subject. Write your qurstlon plainly and briefly. Give full name and uddrvss mid Jnclose 3 crnls In coin or Atnmim tar return postage. The reply Is Rent direct to 4ho Inquirer. Atfdnisjij ttio d'lobc-Guzetln Information liureau, Frederic J. Ifftfiltln, Director, Washington, I. (!,, DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clcnclenkng cannot, diagnose or give · personal answers to letters from readers. When questions arc ot general Interest, however, they will be takn up. In order, In the "dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logon Clendenlnf;, care of The Globe-Gazelle. Write legibly and not more than UOO words. EARLIER DAYS tlcing n lliilly ComplIuUnn of Inlere.sHnK Kiic-ls from the ··Twenty Years AKO" Flics o£ tlin Clobc-Oaicltc. Q. How many times has a post- time favorite won the Kentucky derby? H. T. H. A. Twenty-seven. Fifty-six Kentucky derbys have been run. Q. How much candy does TJ. S. import yearly? W. S. A. About 6,000,000 pounds in 1930. ,Q. Where is tin! largest diamond mine found in North America? I. H. A. In Pike county, Arkansas. Q. What is tho oldest continuously inhabited community in tho United States? C. A. A. Dr. Neil II. Judd has made investigations which lead him to believe that Oraibi, Ariz., is. This is an Indian village north of Winslo'w, and has been in existence since 1370. Q. How much time should a child of 13 sleep, study, nnd play? J. M. A. According to the \vhite house conference about six hours should be given to school work, and a child 12 years of age should have 11 hours sleep. The dividing of the remaining hours of the day would depend on the individual case. J. Who founded Sauk Center Minn., the home ot Sinclair Lewis author of "Main Street"? M. C. A. ilrs. Rachel Moore, a pioneei woman of Minnesota, founded the town and opened the first store. Q. Has tho price of hotel rooms increased in tho past 10 years" C. H. A. The price level has shown iractically no increase since the 921 inflation. Q. How many people havo gon o tho top of the Washington man ument? B. T. A. Almost 10,000,000. Q. What state was first to 11 cense automobiles? L. G, A. New York began in 1801 an collected 5954. "··iBasn*; Wjrtpjj^Tjts oresui§Bjjrj«.7 u KM»«« "·^·"\ British govTJCjmentrthis has^given pause to the pragf r'ess of settlement. However, a strong wing of the con- 'servatives, probably motivated by the harm done British trade by. the Gandhi boycott of British goods, repudiates the Baldwin statement. Incidentally, both of the major parties in Great Britain have now insurgent wings. Under the leadership of Viscount Mosley, socialist son of a tory peer, a younger group has split away from the labor party in disgust with MacDonald's failure to grapple with the unemployment problem. And now the tories have divided over India. It will take a general election to find out who's who--and indications are that one will not be long delayed, in spite of Lloyd George's efforts to keep the laborites in power until his liberals can see a chance to profit by precipitating an election. TWO EMS-EMS OF ERIN GLOBE-GAZETTE reader wrote in to our Wash- A ington information bureau and asked for some material concerning the shamrock and the Blarney stone. Mr. Haskin's reply was so thoroly interesting that we arc hereby and herewith drafting it for our St.'Patrick's day editorial: , . "The Blarney stone is in Blarney, a castle and town in County Cork on the Great Southern railway. The castle was built in 1446 by Cormac McCarthy.. The Blarney stone is reputed to confer, eloquence upon those who kiss it. "The shamrock is the national emblem of Ireland, said to have first gained its distinction from the circumstances under which St. Patrick made use of it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. The' trifolium minus, a hop clover, is the generally accepted modern shamrock, but the wood sorrel, the bird's foot trefoi or medick, and the small-leafed clover (trifolium repens), which has held a superstitious respect from early times, have claims to be associated with the national emblem of Ireland." THEY COULDN'T AFFORD TO RACE rpHERE is a great release of tension in Europe sine' ·*- the Franco-Italian naval agreement was reached The friction between the two leading continental coun tries, so dangerous to peace because of their trains o alliances in eastern Europe, had all the nations on edg fearing a match in the powder magazine. Now they are saying nice things, about each other and there is a sensible improvement in political an economic conditions. The agreement is regarded as good augury for the disarmament conference of th league next Fedruary. There seems every reason to believe that the agree mcnt was a case of "one's afraid and t'other dassn't. Neither France nor Italy really wanted trouble,'fo their interests actually conflict very little. But neithe cared to back down. Bad business and mounting def icita on each side of the frontier probably helped th negotiators to get together--they couldn't afford naval race. BOOZE WAS AT THE BASE CHICAGO'S wet newspapers are unanimously agreed ^-' that it was not-booze but the law which seeks to regulate booze which caused the Arlene Draves murder. That's one type of reasoning, of course, but It is only distantly related to common sense or logic. ONE KIND OF SQAP BOX .'. City Herald: The amiable gentleman who "The Observing Eye" column in each Satur- ty's Mason City 1 Globe-Gazette tjuestiona the value editorials In a country newspaper. We are inclined join him in the query. We have never felt a world as waiting for our profound opinions on this and ;at. Furthermore, oh, say, about once in six months ime subscriber will remark he read something in 0111- olumn, altho it Is not to be expected the editor is be the center of a soiree of admiring subscribers /cry time his emanations appear. Some scribes are more articulate (high brow for rindy) than others, and with space available in their ewspapers they find a handy avenue in which to ex- -ess themselves. It is easier and causes much less sturbance than mounting a soap box. That might e accepted as a fairly good excuse for editorial olumns in a country newspaper. KIDNEY ILLS DESCRIBED ·"THIS SUBJECT is taken up to response to many re- 1 quests from readers. The treatment of kidney disease--dietetic or otherwise--is a very technical problem, and such treatment should not under any circumstances be undertaken by ' ---_ the patient himself. The factors involved are very complicated, and every person thus afflicted should certainly be in the hands of his family physician and should follow the advice given him to the letter. In order, however, to attempt to give the patient a basis for understanding the general principles Involved, and to aid him to co-operate 'Intelligently with his physician, these articles are written. The main reason for the uncertainty in this department is found in the many forms kidney disease takes. These are so confusing that 7 physicians especially interested in the subject spend a great deal of SAYS DAD PABKOTT Dubuquc Telegraph-Herald: In his weekly news tter from Des Moines, W. F. Parrott, who comments i this, that and the other thing going on down in he legislature, has the following to say about the diversity of Iowa investigation: When it is all over what will be the net result? 'erhaps trifling: irregularities, a huge expense, a badly tunted state university, and whether guilty or inno- ent, the driving out of the state the best Iowa af- ords. And to Dad Parrott we can say, "You said a Q. With what exactness can the osition of a ship lit sea 1m ]R* errnined by nautical astronomy? G. A. Within one mile. Q. When was tho Bcrtillnn sys- cm of fingerprinting Invented? . C. A. Alphonse Bertillon invented is system of mensuration iri Warch, 1879. Q. How much money was there in iiwings banks last year? C. \\. A. In 1030 there was $9,190,969,300 deposited in UM mutual savings banks. In the stock savings banks there was $1,160,192,000. Thia amount of deposits represents the leposits evidenced by savings pass- ooks and time certificates of deposits. Q. What \vll! Russia's cotton crop bo this yeur? G. K. .A. In 1930 it amounted to 1,400,- JOO.OOO tons. It Is expected that this year's crop will exceed this. It may be as much as five times as large. Q. What lilnd of stone was used in the Great Pyramids? B. P. A. A hard, rough-hewn limestone, but large blocks of granite were also used, especially on the outside. The stone was taken from quarries in the cliffs which line the lower Nile valley. Q. Is Independence hall, Philadelphia, opon to tho public? Who designed it? S. A. A. It is opened daily to the public from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., including Sundays. The historical collection includes furniture, manuscripts, musical instruments, water colors, missiles, maps, coins, currency, weapons, metals, prints, wearing apparel, utensils and books. The building was designed and erected by Andrew Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer. ·nouthful!" ENTITLED TO HIS CHANCE Sioux Center News! We are far from Hoover cn- husiasts. He is too prosaic a man to become enthus- astic about. He is not a Roosevelt, nor even a Wilson. For that matter the congress is nothing to be enthns- astic about either. If there was evidence of genuine tatesmanship there, we might have something to hoose. The whole thing is dull enough; but meanwhile et us give Hoover a chance. He hasn't forfeited that He has his right to at least that much from the American people. TJNFAIIl COMPETITION Lake Mills Graphic: Either the bus and truck companies must be made to pay more or assessments dgainst railroad companies reduced. The present situ- ition presents a striking example of unfair competi- ion to the railroads. Several railroad companies have put into operation truck and bus lines where competition was keenest, but this, we don't believe, is the solution the public wShts. Dr. Clendening their time making classifications of nephritis and then tearing those classifications up and making new ones. These articles do not consider stone in the kidney or abscess or pus in the kidney or tuberculosis of the kidney. Those are local diseases--often called surgical diseases--and affect only part of the kidney. What we are considering is the general involvement of all parts of the excreting apparatus of both kidneys, preventing .them, in some greater or less degree from performing their function of throwing off waste products of the body. This may occur in childhood or old age. It may be due to infection, as by scarlet fever, or by metal poisoning as by mercury (the ingestion of bichloride tablets accidentally or with suicidal intent). It may be due to degeneration of the little arteries which go to the kidney. It may be slow in onset or rapid. For all these reasons an evaluation of each individual case by a physician is a necessity. It is convenient, however, to think of the many possibilities in terms of the function of the kidneys. In general, the kidneys throw off from the body three classes of material--water, salt and nitrogen waste products. If any one of these three functions is deficient the substances normally thrown off accumulate in the blood and the body, causing various forms of disease or poisoning. Hence the logical treatmenifvvhen this occurs, is to withhold them from the diet. Hence we have three general classes of diet planned for kidney disease: (1) low water diet or dry diet; (2) low salt or salt-free diet, and (3) low nitrogen or protein-poor diet. Each of these will substantially he explained. This, however, lays the foundation of general principles for the dietetic treatment of kidney disease. Here it only remains to say that there is no i-chor kind of treatment. We would like to be able to do something to force the kidney to resume its proper function again. But up to\,'V present we know of no such treatment. The kidneyi often resume their functions of their own accord. But there is no known method to hasten that event. March 11, 1011 The North Iowa ^lotor Sales company unloaded a car of automobiles yesterday and promptly disposed of two cars to C. F. Miller of Cresco, who drove his purchase home. Dr. C. L. Marston left the city yesterday for a week's hunting and outing trip into South Dakota. He expects to fove into his new quarters in the new First'National bunk building: within a short time. He and Dr. W. L. Stearns will office to gether. They have rooms on the second floor and in the southeast corner of the building. Secretary Sly of th« Commercial club Is mailing out letters to prospective members and yesterday sent out 200 inviting them to become members o£ the club This morning's mail brot in two replies with the fee for membership. Whether one of these invitations i received or not, the secretary wants it understood that every enrollment will be welcomed. The school election yesterday .was very quiet. Only 89 patriots cast ballots during- the day. G. M. Woodruff and Hardy Pool, who were the candidates for positions on the schoolboard, received the bulk of these votes. Woodruff received 7G and Pool 78. There were a few scattering votes which were divided with H. S. Stanbery, 2; H. E. Stanbery, 2; E. William Clark, 2; H. C. Rief, 1. The school tax this year is 49.9 mills or nearly half the total tax levied on the city property. The city tax is 3G mills, the county tax 1Q.7 mills. A dispatch from DOS Moines states that in response to the call of Grand Master Ring of Cedar Rapids, the members of Iowa grand lodge of I. O. O. F. assembled in specie 1 session here today to vote on the question' of increasing- the appropriation for the Odd Fellows home to be built at Mason City. The first registration day for the municipal election will be held on March 10, Thursday. The second will be Friday, March 17, and the last chance will be March 25. Everyone who did not vote at the last general election or who 1ms moved since that time into another ward and is a new resident, must reg- BO-BROAD WAY · By JOSEPH VAN IIAAI.TE~ ister. Plans for boosting a proposition for the appointment of a state lecturer on humane topics were made yesterday at a meeting* of the Mason City Humane society. This meeting was the occasion of a rally of the humane interests and the appointment of several committees for work. The treasurer reported a total of $47 on hand. Supt. Hugh Gilmore and Mrs. Willson were appointed a committee to look after the children's essays. The hitching post question came up for discussion and several other matters. The Globe-Gazette is a progressive paper. It is progressing from the old to the new quarters but like all true progressives it cannot change its old clothes in a single.night. The thirsty ones along the state line between Minnesota and Iowa who for years previous to lost year were in the habit of going into another state to relieve their parched throats are to suffer for another twelve months. All the little towns along the border are dry again excepting one. The towns are: Kiester wet by 7 majority; Emmons dry by 10 majority; Glenville dry by 23 majority; Alden dry by 11 majority; Bricelyn dry, Winnebago, dry by 86 and Northfield dry by 06. JEW YORK, March 17.--Musical 1 comedies have started to razz one another. A new Toe and Torso show makes a bid for popular favor by knocking competitiors as follows : "After being bombarded for many seasons by cootie-bitten songs, poison-gas sketches and shell-shocked chorus girls, you Veterans of Musical Shows are entitled to a bonus! . . And here it is." It's usually a safe proposition, to steer clear of ' any proposition in which the word "bonus" is hookec up with the word "veteran." If anyone is justly entitled to a thing--whether It be a good show or an honest compensation, why refer to it as a "bonus?" Let's cut the word "bonus" out of our vocabulary. JVTAUGHTY BUT NICE--Here's IN the way they advertise the premiere of a new movie on Broadway: "SHOCKING! Yes--But Delightful! She gave Park Ave. the cok shoulder--to have her lips blisterec by a 10th Ave. Romeo! . . ." Either the press agent is preju diced, or Deacon Will Hays is layin down on th' job. The Pastor will go over and tak in the show and report, later, to The Congregation. SN'T IT THE TRUTH--The Jat- cst story going the rounds of he orange drink stands on Bioad- vay deals with a music publisher vho was recently offered a song called: "If Mother Had a Radio in rleaven." Two lines of the chorus "And every night at seven, She'd hear me up in heaven . ." To which the music publisher objected. "If mother had a radio In heaven," he said, "undoubtedly she'.d tune Jn,' on Amos 'n' Andy at seven." . · · ' * 1 · « « ', IMPENDING SUIT--The propric- ; 1 tor of a cigar store in New York told detectives that the man who stuck up his stogie studio and robbed him of ten bucks, looked like a penguin. "VVhnUnell'fl a penguin?" Inquired one of the cops. "A penguin's a boid," explained the cheroot impresario. The two detectives thereupon pnicl a visit to the zoo, devoted some time to studying" the penguin, and next day made a pinch. The prisoner says that when the unpleasantness blows over, he's going to the zoo, himself, ami givo the penguin the once over. "An' if I don't look like flat," he adds* "I'm goin' t' sue de cigar man ' fer libel." How about the penguin? Who's Who and Timely Views CITY FOR HOTTLDER DAM WORKERS By Dlt. KIAVOOD MEAD Commissioner, U. S. Bureau of Reclamation.* KlwtlOfl MflA«l \vua born at Pntricil. Iml., Jan. 10, ISM. lie In a ^rmluatc nf Purdue university. From 1SS3-'81 nnd '801 88 he WAS jirnfcsEar In Hie Colorado AKrlc.tiltural cnllegc. The next three-ycara lie wna territorial anil «lnle p n R l n o o r of Wyoming. n« was a f f i l i a t e d with the federal i l e p r i r t m r n t of nf*r!ciiUur* from IfiOT to J007, From 1007 to JLD15 ho \vns chairman of the .slate rlvera and wntcr supply commission at Victoria, AiiHtralln. He t h e n went to thi University of California, unil Sn Jl*2i wn« appointed commissioner of reclamation by President CocilMge. He Is tfie author of two books. Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Go- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America THE SHREWD STEWARD (Kend Luko 10:1-15. Text, Luke 16:8). For the children of this world nro wiser In their generation than Ihe children of light. THIS PARABLE presents difficulties. For the stew- YOU'RE THE JUDGE JUST FOLKS "fly KDtiAB A. GUEST THE CURE 1 ard was a rascal from start to finish. Perhaps if we will see a touch of humor in the story it will clear its obscurities. It is the steward's forethot that is commended, not his rascality. Rascals are often wiser than honest men, for they make provision for the future. That even .illgotten wealth may be utilized for this purpose is a suggestion that should not be accepted too easily. And yet, if one finds"himself ir possession of such wealth, one of two things he may do; either keep it, or give it to thoje who are in need. It Is better" to give it away. That is an act of repentance. Jesus Intimates that it may also prove a wise provision. For God's poor have eternal tabernacles, where they exercise hospitality. Prayer:, Mmighty God, by Whose favor or forb'ar- ance we have been prospered, guide ua in the exercise of our temporal stewardship, that we may pro- cuj*; for ourselves those good things which are cu/; etf-n eternal. Amen. O LD EZRA iIAWKINS felt particularly happy in 'his ownership of the large tract upon which he lived. The land was uninclosed by fences and commanded a fine view of most of the neighboring countryside. One day old Ezra Hawkins, sitting at his window, observed his neighbor, Hem Dale, enter upon his land with a surveyor and a chain carrier. Hem and the surveyor and the chain carrier walked on to a certain part of the field and actually began to survey it. They walked for a time, making numerous notations, but they were careful to make no marks on trees or cut any bushes. And then when the work was done they all three went back to Hem's property. Ezra Hawkins was puzzled at all this, but after they had all gone he hitched his horse and buggy and went to town. He went into a lawyer's office and ordered him to file suit for trespass against his neighbor, Dale. How would you decide this case? Make up your mind before you read the decision. Tile decision: ' The court Held for HawXin.i. The judgCR reasoned thus: Tho i unauthorized entry upon another person'.i land I* trespass And unlawful. Tho law In/era some damage done to Iho owner 1C It be nothing more than the trcadtnB down of Brass. ] I used to look with wistful face Upon the druggist's candy case Until he gave the job to me His willing messenger to be, And said: "Whenever I employ A little bright-eyed errand boy I lead him to the candy dish And say to him: 'Eat all you wish!' "I shall not care how much you eat If you will keep the show case neat. I want you now to bear in mind That, daily must the glass be shined, And when you've nothing else to do I think it would be well if you Would overlook the candy case And see that everything's in place." Oh, happy fortune for a boy! Oh, task that carried so much joy! All day it seemed from jar and tray I carried some delight away. All day on something sweet I munched, At noon on nougat bars I lunched. By night when merchants close their shops I'd stuff myself on chocolate drops. But when to work I next returned For candy I no longer yearned. I'd shine the glass and change the trays And rearrange the sweet displays. In bag or box the stuff I'd sell , And even shiver at the smell. The druggist winked and said: "It seems You've lost your taste for chocolate creams." THE BUREAU of reclamation will *. spend $2',000,000 to provide the expected 3,000 inhabitants of Boulder City with modern conveniences and comforts during the construc- .ion period of the loover dam. The ity is expected ·ventually to be a sizable t o u r i s t own, a n d will i t a n d near the op of the list as i health resort. Generous provision h a s b e e n m a d e f o r lawns Elwood Mead ind trees for shade a n d windbreaks but planting of those will have to wait for the spring of 1932. Water for irrigation cannot be provided early enough for 1931. It means health and vigor o workers. The specifications rcquiri contractors to house 80 per cent o their workers in the town. It wil be administered much like the na tional parks; it will be entirely federal city, with three commission era, one of whom will be a repre sentative of the contractor of th dam. Lots for residences and busine? purposes will be leased with rigi restrictions as to use. It will be temperance town. The number stores, shops and moving picttir theaters will be restricted; other wise every business would be over done. The money received from leaf ca will help pay operating expense: The government will construct town hall, school, garage, dormitorj and guest house, auditorium, admin tralion building, and 75 cottages or its employes comprising five 6- oom, 19 5-room, 26 -1-room, and 25 -room cottages; also 50 small gar- ges, a swimming pool, and play- round. About $500,000 will be ex- ended on these features. Due to the inaccessibility of the vork, the magnitude of the opera- ions, and the severe weather contli- ions during the hot summer nonths, and having in mind the icalth, comfort and general welfare f those engaged on the work, the own has been located at the "sum- mil" on a saddle of the divide be- vveen the river area and Laa Vegas. The elevation is 2,500 feet, which is about 1,000 feet higher than the top of the canyon at the dam site. This summit site has an average :emperature of 6 degrees lower than that of any of the other sites under consideration. It is at the top of the divide with a rather steep descent to the. north, nnd a uniform 3 per cent slope to the south, with hills both to the east and west. There is an unusually beautiful view to the north overlooking the proposed I'IS.OOO-acre reservoir four miles away. This lake will have an nrea 20 per cent larger than Lake Tahoe in California-Nevada. All buildings in the town will be in harmony as to design. Different types of stores and business establishments will be given definite locations. Resitlence blocks have great length in the more densely populated districts, as much as 900 feet, with an average width of about 260 feet. In the design of these residential blocks provision has been made for open plazas in the block interiors to provide small parks and playground facilities.

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