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MASON CJTY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 8 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. \V. U3K SIS\VSI'ArUt Issued Every Week Day by tlie SIASQS CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANT; 121-123 East state Street Telephone No. 3800 n Ctt, "" SUBSC1UIT1ON KATES and Clear Lake, Kaaon CHy^auu ---· iWlUE MASON'"** A.VxLlK__LAE Lane, . S 10 HONEST AND SINCERE ~RIM coincidence it was that on the very day of Jhis unexpected death, this newspaper should have paid John Hammill the highest compliment w.thm its power, in an editoria, we urged that Mr. HamnuU be drafted by republicans as their candidate for a fourth tern, as governor. We believed he was pecu larly qualified to perform a large service for the s a t e he had already served in a distinguished way. We have "oodVeSon to believe that Mr. Hamrnill would have been responsive to this further call to service. ' in our editorial was reflected an admiraUon for this North lowan far more impressive than a recital now of the laudable qualities which characterised his public and private Me. If there was one transcendent principle in his political philosophy, it was that there must be an honest return on every dollar spent for government. The time is not far distant, if indeed t Tsn't with us now. when the people of Iowa wul have an appreciation of the common sense and thrift which John HammiU preached and practiced, Three interviews with Mr. HammiU will remain in our memory. The first was ou: r initial meeting at Britt back in 1920, when he was a candidate for lieutenant governor The second was an afternoon spent in his ' home shortly after his retirement from the governorship He was confronted with a choice between resuming practice in Britt and availing himself of an opportunity to enter a Des Moines law firm. The third was less than a week ago vvhexi we were privileged to return him to his Britt home following a conference in the governor's offices which he had once occupied. He had made a masterful argument why the state of Iowa should oppose dismemberment of the M and St. L. railway system. ' "These past five years." he saw, "have been happy ones for me. I've never regretted my decision to remain in Britt, among my lifelong neighbors. The satisfactions have been greater for me than they e' were in public life." Then he launched into an account of the plans he had for building--rather than buying-an outstanding Holstein herd on one of his farms. He talked frankly of politics and politicians. He decried the proneness of th» public to condone moral lapses in high officials. He spoke sadly of the growing tendency of government to be master rather than servant and of the disposition of our citizenry to expect gratuities from their government. In all of it, there was a.n obvious sincerity and a constancy of logic. While Mr, Haromill had reason to feel that m his last contact with public life he had been the target for a bit of ingratitude, such was not his attitude. He went to his death Monday feeling that the people of Iowa had exercised a thoughtful generosity toward him, an attitude born of his essential big-ness of soul. There was no pretense to brilliance in John Hammill Common sense and the homely virtues were the keystone of his political philosophy. And the passing years make it increasingly clear that Iowa never had six years of better government than the period between 1924 and 1930 when Mr. Hammill occupied tha governor's chair. CANADIAN FLOP rriHE province of Alberta, which was to be the firs 1 to pay social credit dividends of S25 a month to every citizen, now bears the dubious distinction of be ing the first province in the dominion to default on a bond maturity. Alberta, despite last-minute ef forts of Premier William Aberhart, was unable scrape together funds to redeem two bond issues totaling S3.20G.OOd. Instead'-of-being .the leader of a new social orde in Canada, Alberta becomes the black sheep of th dominion. . issue is a black mar on Canada's financial escutcheon. Before the social credit party swept into powe the dominion government at Edmonton had a reputa tion of honoring its obligations and meeting its m: turities. Then along came William Aberhart, a fo mer Calgary high school teacher and'evangelist, wit his social credit pension nonsense. He was a combine tion of- Canadian Upton Sinclair and Dr. Francis £ Townsend. Premier Aberhart's "new deal" for Alberta floppe in-the first few months. Just as Sinclair's "produ tion for use" hysteria drew thousands of easy mone floaters and jobless to California, so Aberhart's plar of a Utopia in Alberta brought about an influx of jobless, unmarried men to the province in the hope of getting $25 a month. Li a few months Aberhart confessed his inability to pay social credit dividends, and this default adds insult to injury. Earlier in the depression New Zealand fell just as hard for the same kind of financial nonsense as Alberta. New Zealand is now back on its feet but it has been a painful procedure. Alberta is now in the throes of discovering that citizens cannot get something for nothing. Mr. Aberhart, a disillusioned dreamer, has now led the dominion into its first default. · deal. Havin° received his latest plum from the new must have been a bit difficult for Colonel Brookhart determine whether he was republican or democrat. The one rule of the road which has no exception that the fellow in the other car is to blame for rerything that happens. It's an irony that under the so-called liberal gov- rnments, the individual has less rather than more of ·ecdom. Letting government compete with private industry equivalent to paying somebody to compete with ourself There still is no evidence that the liquor problem going- to be solved by making it cheaper and easier get. If Senator Black continues, whispering will be the nly safe method of comnxunication in America. Bragging about one's radicalism is like pointing ·ith pride to a touch of insanity in the family. -"-_ Now listen to the Townsend claim that it's been persecution." Simile: Disappointing as "social credit" in Alberta. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott FIRST -fwo NEWSPAPERS m WERE. ISSUED m Bos-TbH- '·frit FIRST IM 168*5, AMP -THE SECOND i I69O, BUT B0rl WERE By HE BRITISH The PROS and CONS AND IT STILL ISN'T ENOUGH Marshalltown Times-Republican: Say what you nay there are some simple facts outstanding in Iowa ·specting taxes which we cannot get around. We are paying the sales tax every time we buy nything in the state. . We are paying a tax on our incomes heavier in the ower brackets than the federal tax. _ , , , ,, ,, » Corporations in the state, after paying $13.75 out f every $100 of profits to the federal government, must pay an additional S2 for state tax spenders to lay with. The story does not end with this chapter. Our property taxes are higher this year than they were last year. . New taxes replaced no old taxes. They are just additional taxes. There are still other chapters in this tax story. Facts are that in the tax field we ain't been no- yhere and we ain't seen nothing yet. The new federal tax program is not yet in oper- tion. We have not yet begun to pay taxes to take care f interest and amortization of 535,000,000,000 of pubic debt. We have not yet begun to pay tax for old age pensions, social security and to raise a huge fund with ·hich the government may pay wages to people who on't work. Our present taxes are insufficient to take care of rdinary governmental operations. Besides additional taxes the government will be irced after the election in November to tax incomes s low as 51.000 and increase the rates materially to hose who are already being taxed. , J ft, : COMPLETING THE .QUESTION Northwood Anchor: Let's finish the query: "Would ou like to go back to the days of Hoover--and his emocratic congress?" The above from the Mason 3ity Globe-Gazette should be the answer to all of noss unfair speakers, writers, and street and parlor talkers who think they, prove something when they leclare that Hoover never did anything for anyone. :hey never mention that Hoover for several years was ound almost hand and foot by the opposing congress e tried to function with. And that isn't all. There s good reason to believe that had the democratic con- Tess given co-operation instead of opposition the Jmted States of America might have been saved -at :ast three years of depression and millions of dollars f losses in bank deposits. JUST KIDDING Two Pavers, Wis., Reporter: President Roosevelt has caught something on his Bahamas fishing trip, but le doesn't know what it is. It is a fish something like an amberjack and something like a blue-fish, but not quite either. WEPEN 15 BUIL-ToH )3 MORE. CWILIZ.EP PEOPLES ( TflE_ CLOWN ' WHoLESHoW OBSERVING ftiiga^^lfSlgW^^ SOVIET S-TA.MPS PICTURE , m SERIES, CHILDHOOD ToiME OF -Hi$ DEACTH COPYRIGHT. 1936. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION. DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN U L E N O K N I N O , M. I). MAKE MEAL BUSINESS, PLEASURE I T COMES to my notice frequently that with all the talk that goes on nowadays about meals and the protective elements in diet, the necessity for inclusion of vitamins and minerals, the assaults that are made by advertising agents, those in charge of planning meals for households, restaurants, boarding houses and clubs, get a somewhat false and exaggerated idea of their duties. It is not necessary to have all the protective elements in the diet in every meal. It is not necessary that every meal should be fully "balanced." It is just as much the duty of the housewife to have meals a pleasure as it is to have meals a business. . Like everything else in life, business perhaps should come before pleasure, and if we get the protective elements in our diet once a day, we can eat what we like the rest of the time. Or even once every two days. The amount of protective elements that are necessary are very small, and need not trou- ,,. , . Clendenmg ble our consciences very much. spectacle o£ the men of a family who have been the victims of a little too much dietetic propaganda fired at mother. She has had drummed into her a picture of a complete dietary unit, with proteins, carbohydrates and fats supplied in the proper ration, all of the mineral salts, ana vitamins from A to G, inclusive. You may see Would the Black committee start digging into our one of the rene gade members of this family enter a private affairs if we suggested that that this is a new . . . . . . . . . ..... ., _..:,.- .-., Jn i -- leal fish? A new dealer is something like a democrat and something like a socialist, but not quite either. The president is going to take his mystery fish on ice back to Washington, to be identified. No doubt IB will consult Mr. Tugwell in the circumstances. Mr. Tugwell knows all. EARLIER DAYS fRO.M GLOBE-GA/E'1'TE Thirty Years Ago-Mrs. L. Schermerhorn left today for Rudd where she will make her future home with her husband and family. Miss Blanche Sleeper is home for the spring vacation from Barnum where she has been teaching school. Mayor-elect Russell of Meservey is in the city today on business. Clint Smith of Emmetsburg is in the city for a few days visiting friends and relatives. Mrs. Frank Q'Malley of Montgomery, Minn., is visiting her parents in the city for a short time. Twenty Tears Ago-J. G. Melson left today for a few days' visit in California. Dr. J. E. Wagner left yesterday .for Waverly to attend district conference. Miss Evelyn Marston left yesterday for Iowa City where she is an instructor in domestic science in-the public schools. R. D. McCarthy left today for Warsaw, Wis., for a visit. Wesley Harding returned yesterday from an extended visit to the west coast. Miss Genevieve Bogardus left last night for Rook- ford after visiting over the week-end in the city. Dr. H. N. Gillian and family arrived today from a winter's sojourn in California. Harry Burns of Minneapolis visited in the city yesterday with relatives. BACK UP, VOU FOLKS, FOR A REAL FIBBER! have just found time to read WSH^ the manuscript of a talk giv- '4^?" en by pj a y Murray of Buffalo Center, state secretary of agriculture, on an April Fool's program from WO1, Iowa State college. Honestly he makes those professional liars in the national contest look as if they were in complete reverse--painfully accurate chroniclers of historical fact. But I can get over this point to best advantage by dipping into Mr. Murray's delicious talk. And we'll start right at home: "Why up in the peat beds of Hancock and Cerro Gordo counties, it is not unusual for potatoes to grow and develop so fast during the growing season that the fences bordering farms are crowded out into the highways." Again: "Muscatine county is world famous for its sugary sweet melons. But despite this fact, they cannot raise pumpkins there at all. The soil is so very rich that the vines grow so fast that the pumpkins are worn out by being dragged over the ground." Again: "If all the milk cows bred, milked and fed in Iowa could be welded into one cow, the critter would be so big that she could stand with her front feet on the campus here at Ames, browse on the tropical vegetation at the equator and switch the icicles off the north pole with her tail. And if she ever gave down her milk, the creamy overflow would make the Johnstown flood look like long dry spell." Well, I'm going to come back to this manuscript again. It gets bet- r as it goes along. There are sev- i pages and in the foregoing, I aven't got beyond page 2. Wait for ages 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7! NLY ONE IN FOUR UTOS IS IN REPAIR m* draw on the Jefferson Bee, ·p edited by V. H. Lovejoy, a " director of the Iowa State afety council, for today's safety lought: "Only 28 per cent of the autos samiued last year were found to be good condition. Of the total which ailed to pass. 26 per cent were in eed of brake replacements or ad- stments; 11 per cent required ad- ustments or repairs to steering echanism; 58 per cent needed amp replacements or adjustments, nd 10 per cent suffered from fleets of a miscellaneous nature. Ac- ording to the records of one state, S per cent of the tires- on cars ispected were in either poor or only air condition." KHYME BUT NO REASON TO ENGLISH SPELLING _ may have passed along to (Eflfeyou these rhymed observa- \S£** tions on the inconsistency of English spelling and pronunciation. But it's been a long time since I did --if I did. Here goes: He'll becln wltli l»«. the plural Is boxes. But the plural of ox should be oxen, not OM'S, One fowl Is n K"osc, but two lire called j:-e»c, Yet tin- plunil of mouse Is never nieese. Von mlk-M find a lorn, mouse, or a whole nest of mice. lint the plunil «f lumse Is houses, not hlcc. U the plural of nuih Is iihvuys men, Why shouldn't Uic plural of lan be called pen? J'hc con- In the plural may far culled cows or Hul a bow. If repealed. l» never culled bine: And the plunil of vow Is vows, not vine. If 1 spenk of a foot and you show me two Anil I Rive you a boot, MmuM f Pair be called .beef; It «,ne is a loittli and a ivliole *-'* arc teeln, Why shouldn't the plural of bootli bo called licctli'.' If the nineutar's this, and Uic plural these. Should the plural of kiss ever be written We speak of a brother, and alM» of brethren, But though we say mother, we never say QUESTION STILL INCOMPLETE Webster City Freeman-Journal: "Let's finish the query: 'Would you like to go back to the days oi Hoover--and his democratic congress?' "--Mason City Globe-Gazette. Well, why didn't you finish the inquiry? During Hoover's first two years he had a republican congress. No matter who is elected president next November we will have a democratic senate. Hence, a republican president and house of representatives cannot repeal any law nor enact any new legislation without the co-operation of the democratic senate. IP UNCLE SAM TOOK IT ALL Fairmont Sentinel: Take all the income of all the persons, firms, partnerships and corporations in the United States required to file income tax returns, not just the tax on such incomes, and the whole amount would pay the cost of government for but thirty-three weeks. NEBRASKA'S HIGHWAYS A NEBRASKA editor, comparing his state's "pay- as-you-go" policy of road, building with Iowa's bonding plan of action, concludes: "Nebraska may not have so great mileage of paved roads as does Iowa. But what it has arc paid for and this state is in a position to go ahead with its road- building program instead of applying the money on old indebtedness." The trouble with the "pay : as-you-go" plan in Nebraska, as in every other stale whore it has been used, is that there has been an abundance of paying but an infintesima! going. It's a plain fact that Nebraska, like -the mud-roads counties of northwest Iowa, has been paying for pavement--and paying dearly--without getting it. Hard surfaced roads In Iowa have been not only a comfort and a convenience but an actual economy. Nebraska, Wisconsin and other backward states will wake up "to this fact--about twenty years late. MINIMIZING WALTER JOHNSON Klemrae Times: Walter Johnson is reported to have thrown a silver dollar across the Rappahannock river at Fredericksburg, Va., the other day. That's nothing. From Washington the brain trusters can throw dollars all over the United States. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG STOP SIGNS BEING IGNORED MASON CITY--A matter of importance in regard to safe driving and traffic violation has come to my attention while driving around the city delivering coal. One thing brought to my attention was the number of drivers going through, the school stop sign on tast State street and Pennsylvania avenue. One noon recently three cars from the east went through this sign. One was a new Ford, license No. 17-6500. This driver is apparently a local man. judging from his license number, and" should know the rules governing these school signs. Another thing I noticed was the way some drivers. I and most of these driving new cars, ignore the stop si£rn on Delaware avenue and First street south. I nearly ran into a nice big new car there one day when I was coming up First street and he did not stop. I think some of these things brought to the attention of the police and a plain clothes man put on these corners, because a uniformed officer would cause some oi these violators to stop and they would not be caught and punished. Ignorance of the laws is no excuse because all drivers rm:st pass an examination before they are given a driver's license. I make mistakes myself but I try to do what's right and safe. Yours sincerely. HAROLD HUBBARD. Local coal truck driver. restaurant with a mingled look of guilt and determination, and go on what he probably considers a food debauch with white bread, pork and beans, pancakes, one or two cups of coffee and some apple pie and cheese. He goes home thoroughly ashamed of himself but more comfortable than he has been in weeks, in spite of the fact that his conscience is troubling him about the lack of green vegetables and the absence of milk, fruits, etc. Now there are a lot of foods which have come to be labeled with the opprobious word "devitalized." For instance, white bread, and pancakes, and molasses, and good old apple pie. But, as a matter of fact, this is entirely unfair and carries an unfair connotation. These foods are important in the dietary of working oeoples. They are inexpensive, palatable and filling. Irrespective of how much "vital" protective elements they have in their composition, they release a great deal of energy very rapidly and in an easily assimil- able form. Furthermore, they are made up of stable products which can he easily stored, and are available in practically every climate all the year round. Good cooks are the best dietitians. They prepare foods that look, smell and taste good, and with the market flooded with foods that are protective and not devitalized, it is impossible for a good cook, who is instinctively planning for a variety of foods, to leave out the protective elements -t ,-QUESTIONS FROM READERS Constant Reader: "Could you give me any advice on. the excessive flow of saliva? It hinders me in talking and eating." ., .Answer: This may be due to the use of some drug, such as mercury, or it may be associated with small stone's" in the ducts of the salivary glands. A positive,diagnosis and treatment could not be made without examination by a physician. Ten Years Ago-C. H. McNider returned today from a week's visit to New York City and Washington. ID New York he attended two directors' meetings and in Washington visited at the home of his son, Hanford MacNider. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Scherf returned yesterday to Freeman, S. Dak., after having visited with relatives in the city the past week-end. Mr. Scherf is principal and athletic coach at the Freeman high school. Capt. M. D. Cannon, Infantry D. 0- L., of Sioux City, one of the regular army instructors of the 133rd infantry, left today for Fort Dodge after a two day inspection visit in Mason City. Plans for a Mason City relay carnival that will reach even beyond the borders of Iowa were announced today by J. Leonard Kline, director of atileties at the high school. According to present plans, the relays would be to high schools what the Drake relays are to universities. Approval must be obtained from th3 state high school athletic association before actual work on the relays can begin. TOMORROW AX'RTL 9 By CLARK KINNA1RD PLEASE NOTE--Dr. ClcnCcnlng csnnoi diagnose or give oer- sonal answers to letters from readers, When questions are ol ficneral interest, ho-.vevcr. they «*i» be taken up, hi order, in lit- daiiy column. Address your inquiries to Dr. Logan Clenclenlng. care of Ulobe-dazeUe. Write lepibly and not moro tlian 200 words. POETS EVERYWHERE Ucdlcntrd In Ihc muse (it ISrinnhif (he Joy and Inspiration OJ Good Verse Tiito 1hc Lives ,if Kank mid File lonans. IS.v LOU MAlXOItt' tt'KK, Ilaniploii G. K Chesterton, essayist, lyricist, novelist and publicist, was born in Kensington, England, hi 18'?4. Next to H. G. Wells he is the most fertile writer of his day. He has 25 volumes to his credit. THE JUDGMENT OF ENGLAND (From Collected Poems. Cecil Palmer, London.) "Ill fares the land, to hastening woes a prey- Where Wealth accumulates and Men decay." So rang of old the noble voice in vain O'er the Last Peasants wandering on the plain, Doom has reversed the riddle and the rhyme, While sinks the commerce reared upon that crime The thriftless towns litter with lives undone, To whom our madness left no joy but one; And irony that glares like Judgment Day Sees Men accumulate and Wealth decay. Notable Births--Efram Zimbalist, b. 1889, violinisi Thomas Meighan. b. 1879, cinemactor Park Trammel, b. 1876, senator from Florida Felix Reisenberg, b. 1879, American novelist Paul Robeson, b 1898, actor-singer . . . Frank O. King % b 1883. cartoonist--Gasoline Alley Erich Luden- dorff, b. 1865, World war German general. * * * April 9, 1553--"Draw the curtain; the farce is end ed.'" WJth these words Francois Rabelais, priest and physician, died at 70. His will was another jest: possess nothing; the rest I give to the poor." What he possessed was immortality; what he gave to the world was the classic Gargantua and Panta gruel, "the most astonishing single work of wit. wis dom, common-sense, satire, bawdiness--and dullness in all literature." · · · April 9, 1852--John Howard Payne died. Upon hi funeral day a critic prophesized: "Payn e will be re membered as the author oi 'Brutus, or the Fall of Tar quin' long after 'Home, Sweet Home' has ceased t be sung." Payne had a home at the time "Home Swee' Home," which has never ceased to be sung, whil "Brutus" is forgotten, was written is collaboratio with Sir Henry Bishop for an opera. But when Payn died he was homeless, and his body lay for 30 year in a neglected grave in a foreign land before his bone were removed to Washington. April 9, 1865--THE END. The Old Flag Vindica ed. Lee and His Whole Army Surrendered. This was the way the Chicago Tribune one column headlined the news of the surrender of Gen. R. Lee. C. S. A., to Lieut.-Gen. U. S. Grant at 3:30 m. on Palm Sunday, at Appomattox courthouse, miles east of Lynchburg, Va. Grant did not ask fo Lee's sword and it was not offered. ONE-MINUTE PULPIT -- The slothful man roastcth not that which he took in hunting; but the way of the wicked scduceth them.--Proverbs J0:27. Then the masculine pronouns are he, bis and him. But ImuKtne the feminine, she. shis and shim. So tho Entllsh, I think you all will acr«, Is the funniest lanfuacc you ever did sec. The publication from which I purloined the foregoing e x p r e s s e d thanks to Bruce Lourie, advertising manager, John Deere Plow company. Therefore two parties. I am indebted to KEEP YOUIt EYES ON THE REAL TKAGEDY! __^ am not especially proud of RS|g the manner in which news^^^ papers of America have handled tie news and pictures of the Hauptmann execution. I have in mind particularly the maudlin sympathy wasted on Mrs. Hauptmann. One news picture had her contorting in agony in the arms of a New York reporter. The fact is that Mrs. Hauptmann never has given any satisfactory explanation of her ignorance of what happened. Most wives coming into sudden riches--a riches that meant trips to California and elsewhere-would insist on knowing where their husbands 1 got it. The real tragedy of the Lindbergh kidnaping was the brutal murder of an innocent baby. Don't forget that for a minute. Hauptmann had the money. That he had it hidden proved that he knew it was not money he was entitled to have. And he was spending the money. Maudlin sentiment in this case has been decidedly unsocial. All in all, the newspapers' part in the entire case has reflected no special luster on'our profession. Answers to Questions Ky I.MIEDERIC J. 11AS1UN What is an I. O. in the bureau of ivestigation ? M. P. Identification order. It is a card hieh bears all facts known about he criminal, together with pictures nd fingerprints. Is it correct to assist a man with is coat? E. R. A woman never assists a man in utting on his coat, no matter what us rank or position. How long is the public school enn in foreign countries ? A. R. United States office of education ecords show the common term in oth elementary and secondary chools in most foreign countries is 00 days or more, approximately 10 lonths. What are Xauagra figurines V E. "small terra cotta figures made in lassical antiquity, the most beauti- ul specimens having been found at 'anagra in Boeotia. Figurines from this place, either painted or gilded, are highly prized by collectors for delicacy of execution. They represent divinities, ladies of fashion and animals. How high is Yellowstone lake? J. 'it is 7,740 feet above sea level. Is there a memorial to the war correspondents of the Civil war? W. T. P. The war correspondents' arch was erected by George Alfred Townsend on his mountain estate, Gapland, ., in 1896. The inscription reads: 'To' the army correspondents and artists, 1861-65, whose toils cheered :he camps, thrilled the fireside, educated the provinces of rustics into a bright nation of readers, and gave incentive to narrate distant wars and explore dark lands. Erected by subscription 1896." For what is Roger Bacon noted E. M. Bacon, English scientist and publicist, was born about 1214. The most learned man of his day, he is reputed to have advocated the change since made in the calendar to have invented gunpowder and to h a v e manufactured magnifying ·lasses. His great work. Opus Ma jus, which urges philosophical re form, is noted for its learning am prophecy. Did Catherine I'nrr. last wife o Kinjj Henry VIII. marry again? G V. She had been married twice be fore her marriage to Henry VIII an was married again after his death Who said, "My country right o wrong?" C. M. It is a paraphrase of the toasl "Our Country Right or Wrong" of fered by Stephen Decatur in Apr! 1816. at Norfolk, Va. What cause was assifrned for th loss of the airship, Akron? F. L. Wrecked on April 4, 1933, with loss of 73 lives. The naval cou found destruction of the Akron wa caused by a down current of wind o such magnitude that the lower fin truck the water before the descent ould be checked. The weather was ery unfavorable for the flight. The 4.kron was a victim of the elements. How many of the children of laj. Gen. Frederick Dent Grant, eneral Grant's eldest son, are liv- ng? A. P. He had but two children, both of /horn are living. They are Col. U. S. rant, III, and Madame Cantacu- :ne. Colonel Grant, HI, has three aughters; Madame Cantacuzeue as a son and two daughters. For what are soybeans used ex- ept food? M. R. Used industrially for making int. enamel, varnish, glue, print- ng ink. rubber substitutes, insecti- ides and also in shock absorber and core oil. When are the spring racing meets at Bowie, Havre de Grace, and Pini- ico? M. B. Bowie, April 1 to 11; Havre de Grace, April 13 to to 28; Pimlico, A.pril 29 to May 16. Which days are visitors' days at the Philadelphia mint? C. S. No visitors are permitted. On ;ery special occasions, the super- ntendent may show certain groups through the mint, but it is never open to the public. What has become of Ben Tincup, iherokee Indian pitcher? W. S. Now manager of the Paducah club in the Kitty league. A NEW BOOKLET It is a pretty pamphlet full of tinted pictures and descriptions of bigtime events throughout the United States. The usual booster publication is issued in some special interest and grossly exaggerates the subject. This new booklet has no propaganda. Every state in the union is treated exactly alike. Here is the real story of the American people at play. There are two companion booklets in this series called Natural Scenes and Famous Places. If you have never seen them, by all means order the three at once. You will thank the Globe-Gazette for putting them in your way. Use coupon: The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Hiiskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith cents for the booklets checked on the list below. Annual Events ,10c Natural Scenes lOc Famous Places lOc Name Street City State ? '!· '

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