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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEE SYNDICATE NEWSPAPER Issued Kvcry Week 0ay by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZKTTK COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. SS( LEE P. L O O M I S W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLO*D L. GEER - Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press is exclu sively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCKUTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear Lake, by the year 57.00 by the week $ .15 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE J?er year by carrier ..., 57.00 By mall 6 months 52.01 Per week by carrier 5 .15 By mall 3 months $1.2 Per year by mall $4.00 By mull 1 month 5 .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year so.00 Six months $3.00 Three months....$1.7o One learns taciturnity best among persons who have none, and loquacity among the taciturn. --JEAN PAUL BICHTEB SACRED ELEPHANTS? N EAREST and dearest to the heart of Presiden Roosevelt is the Warm Springs Foundation in Georgia where curative waters brought back a measure o; physical strength to his invalid limbs. Until Roosevelt became a candidate for president, Warm Springs was almost an individual philanthropy of the Roosevelt family. Then forward-looking politicians and Roosevelt friends began to contribute conspicuously to Warm Springs Foundation because it was the most direct way to touch the president's great heart. The erection and furnishing of Georgia Hall recently at Warm Springs was the product of contributions from any number of deserving democrats. Warm Springs acutely needed the building and the president didn't object Next of the projects which may have had an even deeper significance than appeared on the surface was the nation-wide series of Roosevelt birthday balls a short time ago. Organizer of the birthday ball idea and chief moving spirit was Colonel Henry L. Doherty principal figure in Cities Service company. The birthday balls raised nearly a million dollars for Warm Springs, which was mighty welcome. But what inspired Colonel Doherty to undertake the responsibility? From Washington of late there have come indications that the senate committee on banking and currency was starting its long delayed investigation of Cities Service. Before the committee were reports showing that Cities Service had collected more than a billion dollars from American investors by high pressure sales campaigns and had used most of it ($965,000,000) to keep up the price of the stock in Wall street. The story of Cities Service fitted into the senate's debate of pending stock market control legislation. Robert E. Healy, chief counsel for the federal trade commission, told the senators that the market operations of Cities Service constituted "one of the most striking things we have come across in our utilities investigation." In view of Colonel Doherty's manifold contributions to Warm Springs one wonders whether the senate will press for a thorough investigation of Cities Service. Not long ago the senate started to blast away some of the financial maneuvers of International Mercantile Marine. Senator Black hardly got started before .the investigation died. It seems that the president's recent yachting hosts, Vincent Astor and Kermit Roosevelt, were chief .figures in the International Mercantile Marine. The question keeps presenting Itself: Are there sacred elephants to be looked after at Washington these days? WAR TALKEASES OFF TITAR tension around the world is sensibly eased of ** late. For all his big talk, Hitler has shown a statesmanlike caution in actual practice, and Japan and Russia remain at arms' lengths. A few weeks ago it appeared that Japan might be going to have it out with Russia this spring, but the complete revamping of the Japanese government and the inclusion of many moderates in high office suggests that she is thinking better of it. So do her overtures to this country. The Japanese premier is now .suggesting a meeting with President Roosevelt in Hawaii this summer, to talk things over. And Japan is still as eager as ever to have a naval conversation with the United States to stop a building race, if possible. Of course, the Japanese army does as it pleases. If it should decide not to let Russia get set, there will be war in Siberia no matter what the government thinks. The army is the personal appendage of the emperor, not responsible financially or any other way to the parliament and cabinet. If it holds off now it is because there is recognition of the fact that the consolidation of Manchuria is going to be a big job, and excludes any new adventure for a while. Russia never wanted war in the east. She wants to hold Siberia and will fight for it, but not unless attacked. She cannot make a good fight for it, anyhow, until the double-tracking of the Siberian railway is finished, which will not be until next year at the earliest. MRS. ROOSEVELT IS RIGHT jN an address to a national citizens' conference on * the crisis in education at Columbus, Ohio, a few days ago Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt uttered a significant plea for the construction of simple schoolhouses, for the conservation of pxiblic money, and for the payment of better salaries to teachers. She spoke extemporaneously from a handful of notes, but her message was important. For a decade America, has been building ornate citadels of education, expenditures which have left boards of education hopelessly in debt and teachers without pay. Million dollar schoolhouses with fancy decorations are not expressive-of the best interests of education. The process of education does not require an over abundance of interior decoration nor exterior splendor. We need simple, efficient school buildings with ample equipment rather than ornamentation. In general, boards of education have been fair game for ambitious architects and none too scrupulous contractors. There was a time when any community would devote any amount of funds in the name of education. There are thousands of these million dollar monuments scattered all over the country now, most of them bonded up to the third story. The cause of education needs modern plants, but it does not need spectacular palaces. Mrs. Roosevelt is essentially right and honest in speaking for less ostentation in school building projects and more consideration for teachers' welfare. MORE DRUNKS THAN EVER «t-vON'T let anybody tell you the repeal of prohibi tion has brought temperance. I see twice as manj drunks as I used to see."--Excerpt from a letter re ceived from a Chicago attorney. Somehow the experiment of supplying more liquo: to solve a problem based on too much liquor doesn't pan out very well. Iowa is about to find that out. Pertinent or impertinent Fathering a ?300 scrip plan, now prohibited by lows statute, is the foremost claim of Clyde L. Herring's democratic rival to consideration for the governorship It should be admitted that Mr. Wallace is no free with other people's money than he was with his own before it got away from him. "Soak the Rich" as a national policy might be all right if those who cling to it didn't consider Uncle Sam as our richest citizen. An optimist is one who thinks the country will survive in spite of everything done to save it. -^ It looks like premeditation. The new dealers are spelling Wirt with an "a." Query: Which conies first, the suckers or the In- sulls? OTHER VIEWPOINTS ONE VIEW CONCERNING PRICES Robert Quillen in Fountain Inn, S. Car., Tribune The Tribune print shop is not violating the graphu arts code. Our prices have always been lower than the big-town printer's. We have charged less because our overhead is less. It isn't fair to make our customers pay $2 for a $1 job merely because the big-town printer must charge ?2 to make a prom. We haven't hurt other printers, however. We have kept within the territory that rightfully belongs to us and invaded no other-- though many outside printers liave invaded ours. Now the big-town shops have adopted the Franklin price list, in which the prices are more than double our customary charges. We wrote to General Johnson and asked him whether we were required to charge Franklin prices. He said in reply that no price list had been made official and we were therefore free to use our own. When and if the N. R. A. adopts an official price list, we shall accept it. There won't be any choice in the matter -- except a choice between compliance and jail. But we shall adopt the higher prices reluctantly, knowing full well that our business is finished. In .arger towns, a certain number of people must have printing at any cost. Out here in the sticks, almost iverybody can make shift to do without it. Many of our old customers are now using mimeograph work or rubber stamps or blank tablet paper. If you think they will give us work when a $5 job is raised to $17.50, you shouldn't be running at large. CRIME DOES NOT PAY! Mankato Free Press: Charles Makley, pal and trigger man for the DilHnger gang, is in jail at Lima, Dhio, waiting sentence of death -- a sentence made mandatory by a jury that refused to recommend leniency. In an adjoining cell Harry Pierpont, another member of the gang, is awaiting a similar fate. Both were convicted of murdering an officer of the law when :hey aided Dillinger in his escape from jail last October. Up at Port Huron, Mich., Harry Youngblood, Negro who escaped from the Crown Point jail with Dillinger a few weeks ago, lies in a morgue, killed in a gun battle with officers. And throughout the northwest posses, detectives, police officers and agents of the United States depart- nent of justice are searching for the killer Dillinger, himself. It is only a matter of time before he \vill be caught or killed -- follow in the footsteps of these members of his notorious gang. Day by day, week by week the moral is written in forcible and unmistakable language -- CRIME DOES NOT PAY! AGE NO BAB O'Brien County Bell: Because Colflesh is only 34, lis opponents claim he is too young, and should wait until he gains some political record, before asking 'or the state's highest office. These critics forget .his is an age of youth. Lindbergh flew an unknown .rail when only 25. America glorified in his being 'only a kid." Pitt was only 24 when he became prime minister of England, and one of her greatest. Mendelssohn, the great composer, was but 17 when he wrote the great overture for "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Ericcson was but 24 when he built the Monitor -- a "tin can on a shingle," which did much to save the Union. At 20 Alexander Hamilton was a member of George Washington's staff, served in the continental congress at 25, and in the constitutional convention at 30. At 30 Kipling had published six volumes of his unforgettable writings. So you see the argument concerning the youth of Colflesh "alls flat. Youth ventures where age fears to go. Youth has keener insight than brains sometimes dulled. K. W. CLARK VINDICATED West Union Argo-Gazette: The supreme court of Iowa (almost evenly divided in party affiliation) r oted unanimously with only one justice absent that E. W. Clark, state commissioner of insurance, is en- itled to his full salary for the time since Governor Herring sought to remove him. Clark's official record appears to be perfectly clear, but his department con- .rols a good many appointments, which may have een a sufficient reason for seeking to remove him "rom office several years before his legal term was due to expire, and when that move failed then to hold back his salary. Governor Herring seems to have been unfortunate in the lawsuits he has started. The ouster jroceedings against the Ottumwa city officals who complained about the Kraschel-Beh bonding deal had a disastrous recoil! and now even the democratic ustices of the supreme court refuse to approve his attempt to remove an insurance commissioner whose ersonal standing is high and whose official record tands up under investigation. CANDIDATE CRESS VISITS OELWEIN R. V. Lucas in Oehvein Register: G. E. Cress of Mason City was in Oelwein yesterday, shaking hands with a few friends. For some time he was the effi- ient sheriff of Cerro Gordo county and won quite a eputation for the results of the deep study he gave o work in his line as well as other subjects of public nterest. He is now a candidate for the republican nomination for lieutenant governor and one of his logans is "Let's Make the Highways of Iowa Safe." lis experience has given him some 'ideas on this sub- ect that would make him valuable to the state at arge if he is placed in the responsible position of jresident of the state senate. WHO KEEPS THE "KEPT" PRESS? Fairmont (Minn.) Sentinel: Will some political ilatherskite, the governor for instance, please tell this lewspaper who keeps the "kept" press? We got to make application pretty soon unless something turns DAILY SCRAP BOOK Copyright, 10.U \iy Central Prcjj Association..IncJ *^X OF EDUCMTON ·THAT NOW CIRCLES -THE. 5LOBE V/AS POUNDED BY FR1EORICK FROEBEL. , A ?£RMAM --IHE INVERTED SliqAR LOAF HOUSE OF HH-DE5HElM,i 15 OME oTtHE MOST " REMARKABLE EXAMPLES of TIMBER ARCHITECTURE IN-THE WORLD KUMARREKSITUTEESKENTELEENTUVAISEHKO- LLAISMAISEKKUUDELLISENNESKENTELUTTEL- EMATTOMAMMUUKSISSANSAKAANKOPAH^ 4-17 IS PROBABL.V -THE, lONCjESfWORD IN THE WORLD- A. SIMPLE FORM of- THE. F I N N I S H VERB "To DIET and HEALTH FJr. Clendenfng cannot diagnose or give 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 l\e Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 word« By LOGAN CLENDEM.NG, M. D.~ LIKENS BODY TO MACHINE A S you stand on a beautiful afternoon such as this, ** with a long stick in your hand, gazing down at a golf ball, or with a baseball in your hand about to throw it towards the waiting catcher, the actions which you perform are basically those of an extremely efficient machine. The efficient machine is a muscle bundle. Of course, in any complicated action a good many muscle fibers are called into play. A muscle fibril is essentially a string of plasma which would appear as alternate discs of light and dark colored material. In any muscle, these fibrils are bound into bundles so that in the main muscle of the upper arm there are several billion muscle fibrils. When the arm is bent, each of these fibrils contracts, bending the forearm on the upper arm by the movement of the elbow joint. When, as a result of this contraction, the golf ball rises from the Dr. Clendenlnsr ground and moves upward in the air away from the earth, it does not, as some persons say, "defy gravity." It has simply responded to the release of energy in the arm muscle. That energy is released because the muscle is able to convert one kind of energy into another kind. Very largely this conversion of energy is of a chemical nature. The muscle is a machine which :onverts sugar into mechanical energy by burning it, just as the gasoline motor converts gasoline into mechanical energy by burning it. This is easily proved by sending a sugar solution :hrough a muscle which is undergoing a series of contractions. At the time that the muscle begins to contract, the amount of sugar in the solution lessens and the longer the contraction occurs, the more sugar used up. This knowledge of the muscle as a machine using sugar for fuel is a rather recent development, and for a complete elucidation of it the Berlin physiolo- ist, Meyerhoff, received the Nobel prize. The remarkable thing about the muscle as a machine is that it is possible during one of its phases to burn sugar without utilizing oxygen. It cannot, however, keep this up very long and, as a matter of 'act, muscle fatigue is simply due to the fact that the heart cannot pump blood containing oxygen to the muscle fast enough to keep it going. If it were possible to supply a muscle with oxygen indefinitely, that muscle could probably keep on doing work indefin- tely. ONCE OVERS By 3. J. MUNnV DO YOUR SHARE When you return at night, Mr. Husband, do you state that you don't want to hear anything about the troubles which have taken place in your home during the day? You make the excuse that so many annoying things happen during working hours that you want peace when you get home. As a home-partner you must share its troubles as well as its joys. You demand too much when you insist that what ;akes place ai home should 'be settled by the one who stays at home. Home happenings demand the combined judgment and experience of both partners if the best sort of settlement is to be reached. Each parent has a responsibility--regardless of outside affairs. The home is an important organization--requiring tact, thought and planning. Situations frequently arise which are most baff- ing. Often they are too grave for the solution to devolve upon one person. When problems come up, you should gladly give he help needed from your side. Mr. Husband, don't shirk your duty! (Copyright, J934, King Features Syndicate. Inc.) HE WRITES AS A "BRAIN TRUSTEE" Indianola Record: But the vehemence with which he "Unofficial Observer" attacks a defenseless school uperintendent almost proves that there is something there to be scared about, ONE-MINUTE PULPIT--Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.--St. Matthew 26:41. EARLIER DAYS Being a Dally Compilation of Interesting Items front tlie "Ten, Twenty and Thirty Yearn Ago" Files of the Globe-Guzcttc. Thirty Years Ago-The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway will erect a gigantic derrick at its freight depot on the South Side, which will be one of the most powerful machines of its kind in the city. Superintendent P. O. Cole is in Waterloo this week attending the state county superintendents' association which meets there. Private Romeo Hilderman of Company A is in receipt of the Shaw trophy presented to the best marksman in the 200 and 600 yards range at the state shoot last July. A. Frye, owner and builder of the famous Frye hotel, CoU'ax, yesterday sold the property to T. T. McNear of Mason City for 535,000. Six Weary Willies were bunched by officers Tuesday night and lodged in jail, where they await a hearing. Twenty Years Ago-NEW YORK--An assassin's bullet, aimed at Mayor Mitchell, missed its mark today as he was leaving the city hall, but badly wounded Frank Polk, corporation counsel. Governor George W. Clark was in the city this morning, enroute to Clear Lake, where he speaks at the school house dedication and at a Commercial club banquet. N. E. Messerole returned Friday to his home at Cedar Rapids after spending Thudsday in the city transacting business. J. J. Casgrove, Titonka, is here for a short time on a business trip. W. E. Quirk, Dubuque, was a business caller in the city Thursday. L. L. Bice, Nevada, spent Thursday in the city visiting friends. Ten Years Ago-Mrs. Herbert Hendricks, teacher in the St. Paul schools is spending her spring vacation in the city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Briar, 707 North Federal avenue. M. S. Gaffney leaves tomorrow for Des Moines where he will attend the Drake Relays. J. Emerson Decker, Fred Schneller, Joel Hanes, Dudley Decker, Clarence Eslick, Sherman Brose and Milton Decker left today to attend the Iowa State college radio short course and the Iowa radio convention at Ames. R. K. Candin of the sugar beet factory is in Minneapolis today on business. A. L. Sherin, supreme secretary of the M. B. A... will return Saturday from a western trip in the interests of the order. T. A. Potter, 50 Beaumont drive, has returned from a business trip to Des Moines. OBSERVING ifSlgag^jlgMlJQligSig^ drew a smile from the absurdity to which R. V. Lucas; of the Oelwein Register reduced the recent story about the "close call" experienced by Gen. Hugh Johnson at Miami. The car bearing him and his party was almost struck by a train as he was on his way to meet the president. "That's what one might call real news enterprise." wrote this former Mason City editor. "The reporter was connecting it up with the president returning home. "He might have said the the president came near drowning, for he was out bathing in the ocean one day. Had he been attacked with a cramp and was unable to swim ashore he might have drowned. As it was he was not attacked by a cramp, did get ashore and was not drowned. "Or he might have reported the president was nearly killed by a shark. For the president was swimming out in the ocean. There are sharks in the ocean. Had one attacked him he might have been killed by a shark. But he was not attacked and hence he escaped death by a shark." --G-hear a neat little story concerning the very young son of Senator Patterson of Kossuth county. The little lad spent much time at the statehouse with his daddy during the recent special session of the legislature. He became a favorite with both members and attaches, even some of the senator's political opponents. One day, as the story reaches me, the little lad was seated on the lap of a genial porter in an anteroom. He was telling all about the Patterson farm, including the sheep. "Ah should think," chimed in the porter, "dat you could give me at least one little sheep. You've got a whole lot and Ah done ain't got none." The little boy was puzzled for a moment. Then his face lighted under the influence of a bright idea. He came through with this: "The next time I go home, I'll go out and look at our sheep. If we have a black one you can have it!" --o-shall be interested in watching the course of the bandit gang which robbed the First National bank here. I've long believed that an individual bandit or a gang of gangsters could be used to show that "crime doesn't pay." At this time, six of the seven in the local gang have been identified. One has been killed. The others are living the life of a hunted animal with the hounds close behind. No man to his right mind could envy any one of these bandits either his present or his future. Let's see what happens to the other six from this point on. regret that explosions of "safe" dry cleaning fluids have added another hazard to home dry cleaning efforts. Some of the so-called solvents sold for home use. according to scientists, have been found to be decidedly unsafe. Fluids demonstrated to have been peri'ectly safe when first used have exploded after being used a few times. "Science Service" explains this contradictory behavior. These fluids are made up of regular dry cleaners' naphtha to which has been added enough of an inert solvent, carbon tetrachioride, to make them non-flammable. One-half carbon tetrachioride and one-half naphtha makes a suitable mixture. While in use, however, the carbon tetrachioride evaporates more rapidly than the naphtha, thus leaving a mixture rich in the latter and hence explosive. For example, wheir evaporation leaves only about 30 per cent carbon tetrachioride to 70 per cent naphtha, the fluid is decidedly unsafe. Fluids made up entirely of tet- rachioride or other non-flammable solvents remain safe indefinitely. found the other day a little item about the tendency of Americans to name their offspring after movie stars. A statistician went through the fan mail received and came up with the following findings: "During 1933 there were 203 babies named for Richard Arlcn, in" for Gary Cooper, 195 for Frcdric March. Marlene Dietrich, Claudette Colbert and Mae West have respectively, 304, 290 and 245 recorded namesakes. If this custom is very widespread, school teachers a few years hence are going to have to number their pupils because there will be so many duplicate names in their classes. "And what of the children?" asks the Ames Tribune. "By the tinv they are old enough to go to the movies, the stars for whom they are named may very well have vanished from the screen, for the popularity of these stars lacks the "true-fixed and resting quality" of Julius Caesar's favorite. "After all, there is something to be said for the suggestion made occasionally by old maids and bachelors that children ought to be given temporary names to be used until they are old enough to choose names for themselves." --o-am not surprised to learn that a survey conducted on the subject of telephone conversations reveals that the word most frequently used is I. For a long time I've known that I would be speechless if deprived, of this personal pronoun. As .a-.nwtter of fact, this department wotiW have to change its name. ,,, _. FREDERIC J HSWN.DIRECTOR GLOBE GAZETTE INFORMATION BUREAU IN WASHINGTON TODAY IN HISTORY iPBUL 17" Notables Born This Date--J. Pierpont Morgan, b. 1837. He multiplied two or three millions into several hundred millions, became the banker to governments, moved the financial capital of the world from London to New York, created mighty trusts and was a law unto himself. But he sought advice from astrologers! * "Thornton Wilder, b. 1897, novelist-"Bridge of San Luis Rey," etc. * * Ray Stannard Baker, publicist and novelist (under the nom de nlume of David Grayson). * * John D. Prince, b. 1868/dipIo- mat and educator. * * Antonio Meucci, b. 1805, Italian- American inventor who anticipated Gray, Bel] and other telephone pioneers by 25 years, had a telephone circuit operating in 1856. He sold his patent rights for a pittance, lies in a neglected grave in Staten Island, N. Y. 1610--In a ship the size of a river ferryboat, Henry Hudson, the navigator, ventured upon a notable voyage into the unknown Arctic. He sailed from London in the "Discovery," 55 tons, to seek again a Northwest Passage to the Orient. What he found was the Strait that now bears his name, and mutiny and death. 1521--Martin Luther, 38, was brought before the erman diet convened at Worms, on the Rhine, by Emperor Charles V to explain the protests (against traffic in indulgences) which made him the first Protestant. He refused to recant. 1790--Benjamin Franklin, whom many foreign his- icrians regard as the greatest American, died at 84. His family line survives today through the illegitimate :on of his lllgeitimate son. 1848--Christopher "Kit" Carson, 39, strapping Centuckian. left California with the first United i States mail ever taken overland to the Atlantic and | ;he first news which the east received of the discovery ; f gold at Sutler's mill. ' j How old is the American owned horso which won second place in the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree, England, March 23, 1934? L, P. Delaneige, owned by J. B. Snow, is a 9 year old. This odd name is a French phrase meaning "of the snow." What are the largest guns ? M. K. Said to be the heaviest are the three 18 inch guns mounted at Cape Changi, guarding Great Britain's naval base at Singapore. The guns are described as being 59 feet long, weighing 150 tons and capable of firing projectiles xveighing 3,300 pounds. What is the Bank of Italy? E. D. There is no longer a bank in the United States known as the Bank of Italy. This organization is now known as the Bank of America. It is a large bank with many branches but does not control any other banks. When was the Folgcr Shakespearian Library opened officially? T. C. April 23, 1932. Can you tako up such matters for individuals as pension claims, army records, or personal grievances with government departments? V. L. We can do no more than direct you to the bureau with which you should correspond. Personal matters can not be handled through this service. General information regarding the activities of government departments or concerning their findings can be procured. Address your question to this newspaper's Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. Inclose coin or stamps for reply postage. When was Germantown, 1'a., absorbed into Philadelphia? N. N. ! Discontinued as a postoffice Aug. i 28, 1863. ! Has the past winter been more severe than usual in U. S.? G. F. In some parts it has, but taking the country as a whole, it has been ; wanner and dryer than normal. The : region from central Virginia, central West Virginia, and the middle lake region northeastward is the part of the country which has had unusually cold weather and more i snow than normal. j When was the first song book : printed in this country? J. S. : The Bay Psalm Book, printed in i Cambridge, Mass., in 1640, wns, with the exception o£ an almanac, the first book printed in the American colonies. It contained words without music. The ninth edition, printed in 1698. contained 13 tunes, j What are the principal lines in i which ji person can make nionov in ! Alnsktt? A. W. " : There is very limited prostjecl oi j employment in Alaska. Gold mining and fur trapping are two of the profitable industries of Alaska, but it is only persons of experience who are at all likely to succeed in either. Where was the Isle of Putmos, 1« which St. John retired? S. P. In the AEgean Sea. Who used the nom de plmm-, Peter Parley? B. B. The American author, Samuel Griswold Aldrich, who lived from 1793 to I860. His books attained great popularity. What is a dead-eye on a sailing vessel? R. K. A rounded flaUish wooden block encircled by a rope on an iron band and pierced with holes to receive the lanyard on a ship, used to extend shrouds and stays and for other purposes. In which state's do the most Indians live? M. J). The number in U. S. in 1930 was 340,510 and, of the states where there are no federal agencies oi: reservations, only three, Maine, Louisiana and Texas, have an Indian population in excess of 1,000. Of the states having federal agencies, the following have the largest populations: Arizona, 48,000; New Mexico, 29,000; South Dakota, 26,000, and Oklahoma, 22.000. How old was President Garfield when lie (lied, Presiflent McKinlcy? W. T. Garfield, 49; McKinley, 58. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen "The only t h i n g uiat, makes Jane popular is the fact that she's married. Folks always want in when the sitfn says keep out."

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