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i r THURSDAY, MARCH IB, 1939 · MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY Telephone No. 3800 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DAILY SCRAP BOOK By Scott EYE Hitler's recent admiration of American dancing girls suggests that he had his fingers crossed in his book, "Mein Kampf," lie wrote: "The Entered as second-dass mailer April 17. 1530 at the post- X" 611 -" 1 ms book ' " Mein Kampf," lie wrote: "The ce at Mason City, Iowa, under the act at March 3.1879 l' fe °* our people must be freed from the asphyxi- T/RV. T rnniwrTo 3ting Perfume of modern eroticism." LEE P. LOOMIS - Publisher T^T,-S£? 1 '. HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM city Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager la exS?^ etuu OCIATED f^ 35 1110 Associated Press dispatches credited to ?t or not ottaJwLr^lted'b^thii paper and also the local news published herein TM" ' '- ' "ED WIRE SERVICE BY UNITED PRESS. OWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with ! news and business offices at «o Shops BuUdins. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake, · by the year S10.0Q Mason City and Clear Lake, by the week. ........; .20 OUTSIDE MASON CITS AND CtEAR LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier f 7.00 Per week by carrier...* .is Per year by mall 5 5.00 By mall 6 months $ 2.75 By mail 3 months s 1,50 By mall 1 month $ 30 OUTSIDE IM MILE ZONE IN _ IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per year...$6.00 Six months.. .S3.25 Three months...$1.75 IN ALT, STATES OTHER THAX IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr...18.00 6 months..S4.50 3 months..52.50 1 month..Jl.CO The American Legion Has Proved Itself America's Stabilizer mWENTY years ago this week the American 1 Legion was'born in Paris. Soldiers and sailors from the expeditionary force got together in the French capital for the famous caucus out of which this greatest service men's organization of'all time .came into being. It was a momentous occasion. Let nobody doubt that. There were potentialities for great good or for great evil in the organization. Several courses were open. One led down the path of true Americanism; another led in the direction of one of the multitudinous "isms" to which America's fighting men had been exposed during their service. All the world, of course, knows which path was followed. From the very beginning, the American Legion has been a principal exemplar and advocate of democracy. It has been the one most cohesive agency of opposition to the various and sundry doctrines which have been imported into .America under one label or another. This has not been the story in other lands. Not by any means. In Russia, in Italy and in Ger- many, the men who had served in the World war were the easiest prey for shouting demagogs. They have been more responsible than any other group for crushing human liberty into the dust. America is still America for a number of reasons. Not the least of these, however, by any means is the American Legion. That's why we say that the people of America today should offer up thanks for the American Legion and the ideals for which it has stood as an organization. Has it been perfect? Heavens no. Have all its members been angelic in their conduct at all times? Perish the thought. None would claim that As a matter of truth, the American Legion as,-made up of a cross-section of America, no better and no worse, probably, than a million members selected at random would be. But the point is that the organization at its inception dedicated itself to a lofty patriotic ideal an ideal set forth in this preamble to its constitution: "For God and country, we associate ourselves together and for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a 100 per cent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our association in the ffreat war; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both (he classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good ·will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and de- wocracy; to consecrate and sanclify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness." From the standpoint of literary appraisal, this preamble has been rated with the great documentary masterpieces of history. But to the American Legion, it has been more than inspiring thoughts gracefully worded. It has been both compass and beacon light. The challenge contained in it has been ever in the Legion's thinking as it moved forward in its program of service along an amazingly wide front. _ Because the American Legion has opposed ideas which are hostile to true Americanism, it has been the target for all manner of criticism and slander from un-American forces. Because it has sought to preclude a repetition of those inequalities as between those who fought and those who stayed home in the World war--and so far as practicable to make amends belatedly for those inequalities--the American Legion has been under fire from those with selfish purposes to serve. But by a preponderant majority of Americans today there is a deep-seated appreciation of the part played by the American Legion in the country s contemporary history--in peacetime no less chan m war. .The American Legion HAS the good will of America-and for the simple good reason that it has MERITED the good will of America · * * Birds of a Feather o TMnmen n ? b£hVeen dcmocracies and totalitarian It does not take much imagination io develop such an inference from the recent address of Josef btalin, the present self-created czar of all the _ Stalin declared that democracies were attempt- t i* war \vJin LrGrinany sncl Jupan on one side and Hussia on the other, and declared that Russia would not be a cat's paw for France and Great Britain. Some scoring was done by Stalin in his address of Germany and Italy for their aggressive military policies. His talk in this regard was however, of a much lighter shade than have been some of Ws past addresses. Cables from Europe have insinuated at times lately that Russia and Germany were near a rap- proachement The remarks of Josef Stalin give some color to this prophecy. It begins to look as if .Stalin and Adolf Hitler might be on the eve of an understanding. H Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin reach an accord, it will be but a confirmation of the old adage that like birds finally reach the same nest. The four states in the union without driver license laws--Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota and Wyoming--are properly presented in black on a map just issued by a safety foundation. * * * An Illinois legislator proposes a bar on films containing any actors or actresses who have been divorced. Why not just say: "No movies allowed " * * * One of the primary duties of the head of a party organization, state or national is to keep a close eye on the plum orchard. * * * For a nation which by its own admission isn'f at war. Japan appears to be breathing a bit hard these days. * * * With a George in Buckingham palace, Britain is having to rename its railroad porters. * * * "Where Dewey go from here?" New York republicans are asking. PROS and CONS Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Those Who Boo at Basketball Games Cedar Falls Fecord: To be quite frank, it is usually not the students of the high school who boo, hut the down-town fans. Through the action of high school organizations, the students themselves have come to a realization of the futility of booing and they realize the bad impression it leaves. To the down-town fans, then this plea is addressed: Enjoy the game to the utmost. Don t set yourself up as a grandstand official and feel miserable when your decision is different from that of the official on the floor. You will find that your enjoyment of the game has increased tenfold. The Place of the Home Newspaper Sheffield Press: The local newspaper fills a . vital place in the American scene. It is more tha* MANY ^REArr -tit HEKLBER-T SPENCER. PLUMED Kl$ EARS WOOL. -fo KEEP ouT MO is So rl CAMELS ROAMED ftt PLAINS oT NEBRASKA u OF YEARS. A^O WERE. SMALU AND H U M P LESS -HEY WERS.-*teAMCfiS1« OF ALL-fH?.WORU'S CAMELS PREAPEP o£ A Roos-f£.R So iflA-f HE HAD A SOUKD- PRooF ROOM BiillL-r IK w«IOt HE COULD WORK UNMOLESTED. PIONEER. BEDS BUT OKE. L.E.Q (JHffEO COST 1919 KMX fetjum S^ixikxK. let, Wijrfd riita ratne4 s-16 to its readers knowledge of what is going on at home--as well as what is going on in the far flung capitals of the world. Measured by the rigid yardstick of dollars-and-cents alone, the newspaper advertiser gets his full money's worth--and at the same time makes possible the existence of an irreplaceable institution. i Against Guam Fortification Rockford Register: This newspaper subscribes strongly to an adequate defense program, but we ?nr(ifi a l ? congress voted down the proposal to fortify the island of Guam. We can see no good reason why hundreds of millions should be spent fortifying a tiny island in the middle of the Pa- £-v£ TM" ch .i n an y event is much more of a liability than it is an asset Farm-fo-Market Roads Wanted t ° Um ° 1 ? t Journal: We know what some of the farmers living near Dumont think about the continued improvement of trunk roads at the expense ol the farm communities in the so-called "sticks" --they can see no reason why funds cannot be gotten from somewhere to give them a little gravel. Penrij- Wise, Pound Foolish Courier: The Courier favors judicious ent, but the time has ar- s in the matter of es- - . ^ "opnations to stale institutions doesn't belong m the category of judicious economy. " "National Debt" Taboo i nn Fairmont 2 ^ Unn -' Sentinel: Those who are still 100 per cent loyal to the national administration are now expected to refer to the 40 billion dollars - . tne government owes as the "national invest- al{ ed ruler. ment," not as the "national debt." Art, So-CaHcd Atlantic News-Telegraph: Iowa is to be repre- ?TM ? ^Philadelphia art exhibit by a painting of a dead horse hauled into a rendering works truck with a winch. Art. what *riTM** ,,,, ,,,, mitted in thy name! From GIobe-Gorette Files THIRTY YEARS AGO-Plans are drawn for the new north side parish church for the Catholics of the city. The plans T 16 J"^ de by W - F - Keefe - Austin, Minn The church building, which will be erected on Wash$40 000 ' WlU be m5de ° f brick and wili c ° si GOOD HEALTH By Logon Clendening, M. D. REMEDIES FOR ATHLETE'S FOOT T " S principle of treat- th» P r.i S ' M ° t f - c a n d i d afe for mayor, addressed tne employes of the Farmers' Co-operative Brick and Tile company during the noon hour today. He discussed the city affairs and the liquor ques- A. A. Potter, A. W. Zingre and B. C. Way were passengers to Des Moines this morning. TWENTY YEARS AGO-Mrs. James Trumbell of Grinnell arrived in Mason City today and will visit over Sunday at the home of her brother, G. N. Elder, 732 North Delaware avenue. Officers for the year 1919 were elected at the regular meeting, of Mason City lodge No. 375 B P. O. E. held Friday evening. Members of the Jodge who were elected are: J. W. Daugherty, knight; R. A! Washburn\ esteemed loyal knight JK. *. Clough, esteemed lecturing knight; Ed * ment that when there are 10 or 15 strongly- recommended treatments for a disease, that is almost positive proof that none of them is really any good. f ' J - Shanah an, alternate. Other offices a PP° int n l «nt will be named by the ex- - - -- ~ - --.."*-iiii|j * V U 1 A 3 Art, what crimes are corn- Short Liberty for This Man Boone News-Republican: Pardoned in December ^: G ^" Kraschel; sentenced in sSg . for automobile the story of one Russell Boggs. For Larger Asylum Facilities Estherville News: While the state is ir ra 0 m?n" e t£ OS £ it?IS U ° Ught to provide s °me extra ,S?JE ? bus 'nessmen who slowly are buckling under from pressure of the social security taxe? TEN YEARS AGO-With the waters in Willow creek receding after going on a wild rampage Thursday night that came within two inches o£ putting the city in darkness, the workmen were making headway inday afternoon in their efforts to break up ice Bart of th * a , llraad brid S es in the northwestern Clausen-Worden post of the American Lesion i, * ~ -- - -took the initial step toward the acquisition of the -^ e wor ? for one day on - ap»y^^ a so^tlor^ fSet « -the building by assuming the bonded indebtedness of about $55,000. Commander H. A O'Leary was authorized to appoint a committee of three Legionnaires to make the required arrangements with the Armory Building company. to which flesh is heir tho ~TM»a-~i- so , many remedies suggested for it the condition known as athlete's foot. This itchy, blistery eruption, which occurs upon the feet of those both with and without physical prowess, is sometimes very easy to get rid of and sometimes very resistant to treatment. When one of your friends has cured nimself in a day or two, he naturally feels that the treatment he has used will work for anyone, any time, and goes around touting it to all others afflicted Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. · Thus, the list of remedies Dr. Clendening Jl sec ? 01 ? *? ls *"?*? ^"S Is long; *hr n , l ~. B . it includes iodine, mercuro- ehrome, salicylic acid, gasoline, ammoniated mercury, formaldehyde, X-rays and other rays, and a few dozen other things. ^ a ,, The -^ t seems *° be f h a t the fungus which causes it has many varieties, and what kills one variety does not do anything to the other. For tnat reason a comprehensive program, such as is issued by Dr J. A. Meledy, of the veterans afl! ministration at Boston, is worth repeating The first point to be stressed is absolute cleanliness The feet should be entirely free from perspiration and extremely clean at all times Soao and water should never be used, however; in- patient should own ten pairs of chesp white,' cotton socks and three pairs of shoes so that one pair Can r)f» \vnrrt fs\r- fins* ^ n ,, «_i., ±*«.t* T\ /T A TT T» A /^v IVlAll., H A (T ^XJw JJX^VJT Interesting Letters Up to 250 Words Are Welcome OPPOSES DELINQUENCY PENALTIES jyjASON CITY-i notice that three members of "A our city council whose term expires this I nnt re £T"? g fo - r r , e el ection on their record! I note that electric light rates have been re^ed three times during the past three years and dckflwi^H chise had t0 d ° WUh UlC expiration of the oH^rarS rii t=u" V't.'TM;"^ { £ at about that time the coun- ^J^l^?^.^^"'? the 10 per cent pen- heat bills but that is wnen a new comer has a gas or electric Imht Th?en r if U he in fan C s to 3 ' 1° deposit « 5 f° r ^ch m e tg er ABOUT BOOKS By John Selby "WICKFORD POINT," hy John P. M ar - cjuand; (Little, Broirn: S2.50.) rpHE other day a distinguished English novelist of middle age and wide experience made the ·oint" that anybody is likely to make* talking for publication, but because is not unkind, but even a compliment min \^' e :t '?· "I 1 seems to me -" said tn is man who once wrote a book about a boy with a club foot, "that 'Wickford Point' is founded on a taise convention. I mean the convention fhat (he third or fourth generation o£ a notable family must necessarily go to the dogs." This is only partly valid. Actually as Mr S;r rC l U fr nd makes clear i f you read his new and of WiMrf y*v- Y' th reasonablc ca re, the Brills Th» nH t ?0mt never dld nmoun t t° so much. I he old poet upon whom most of their soaked for 20 minutes in .-itaming two tablespoonfuls of sodium hyposulphite in two quarts of water. n ^ T % et ^ are ,- * en tnor °u§My dried and exposed to the actinic rays for a period of five to seven minutes at a distance of about eighteen inches. While the feet are thus exposed the toes are separated so that the rays can penetrate tho?f oughly into the spaces between and under them. After exposure to the actinic rays, the feet are thoroughly dusted with Epto powder and the patient instructed to put on clean socks ' Epto powder is a carefully-compo'unded semi- anhydrous dusting powder of desiccated sodium rvrlh^ ? te ; nchanced fa y *e synergistic action of thymol and an acceptable base of starch and boracic acid, with oil of absinthium as a.deader- ' the powder which we rec- sahcylic acid five grams, menthol two grams TM, t £h" 5 ^ griUnS ' b ° riC a " d 5 ° «"""* and ' Meadow Melodies i penalty ect their bills eas or t?""±,!f, easS TM a " TM afU «- T The fcrgw matter e success of Mr. Mavquand's satire KTM- i **-- '?, sa "rizing an entire family, one distil ? h -f W h E " g 'and. It really had nothing to distinguish it but it was distinguished. The Brills ES£ di^fn^ fbo rrem! hey ^ Bri " £: ^ any stand on this proposition. ir aspiring coun- and ask them how they state their;poJuioT'^e tU? of^ "^ 4 ° majority of the council and could hi if they would. Now is the time to and not wan until after the electio of them are 4V,,,, , «.""L" ----" = n tf incapable of keeping them, for the boys, who were fools- even for the Ti £ ^ ants '. wh ° curiously acquired Brillisms and lived on in the aura of sloth and vague pretense that surrounded the house. pretense rTM-rS.t make T hi A. reader se e the picture from the ?K u a £ g l e Mr - Marijuana has told his story through the mouth o£ a man who is related to the but is not a Brill. He is only the man who ev ^rything for all the Brills and gets nothing '"- *» _!!Jfi a ^"gjrous device, for it too often o I en t monotony. Probably the thing that saves l»f ? ook ^ om » ls disgrace is the strangely tense relationship maintained all the way through between the narrator, whose name is Jim, and his cousin Bella. Whatever does it, the book is saved and handsomely This seems to this reader a better book than "The Late George Apley." Certainly it will have a lon £ er than usual fife for a novel By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center GYPSY BLOOD I've traveled wide the countryside, I've seen some places strange, Through many sorts of foreign ports I've wandered off my range, I've heard the beat of marching feet Across the fields of War, I've watched the stars between the spars, I've learned some jungle lore. I've stopped to gawk up at the top Of Eiffel's tower's reach, I've sailed the seas to take my ease Along some coral-girt beach. From Golden Gate to New York State I've ranged my country through, B'rom Hudson Bay to Mandalay I've looked for places new. I've wandered on from here to yon And then sought further fields, I've rode the rails and followed trails To seek what travel yields. Some Gypsy sire must bid me tire Of any place to stay, And so each day to far away My itching feel must stray. A CLEAN SLATE In this third month of the new year, Cerro Gordo county's record as to traffic deaths stands unmarred. Last year the death toll reached 8; the previous year it was 3 (not counting the bus crash which occurred on private property); in 1936 the total reached 14. What will the story be for 1939? Y That's pretty much up to those who use the streets end highways, pedestrians and drivers. if each of us will be careful and do what we can to cause others about us to be careful, our CLEAN CWAN. C Q " be Wiii You Do YOUR Part? Estherville's Rats b gave space a few days ago *" a discussion of how to *,,,, ..^eU. the-Plural of "mongoose." In the course of it I expressed curiosity as to whether congress might some-day repeal the law prohibiting the bringing of mongooses into this country. All of which prompted the following interesting editorial in the Estherville Daily News: "Mr. Eye thinks there is a rat problem--and he doesn't even the famous rats of f "Do we ever have rats Mi\ Eye? The pied piper could go into business here and work up a parade hundreds of miles long If you have rats over at Mason City we can tell you where they're coming from. Estherville, that's where. "You see we raise these rats at a municipal dump ground that smells to heaven, and the rats grow as big as horses. OBSERVING we hope there won't be a dump ground, and then there won't be any smell and there won't be any rats, but right now, Mr. Eye, we could use a mongoose or so. "If you're timid about the plur- alization of mongoose, Mr. Eye, you could write to congress as the country tailor did to his jobber: 'Please send me one tailor's goose. P. S. Please send me another tailor's goose." "We'd have io add many a postscript to our letter to congress if we asked for all the mongooses needed to clean up the Estherville rat population." --o--' Greeley's Handwriting have heard a number o£ J delicious stories about how terrible Horace Greeley's handwriting was-^but none quite so good as this one from, the Wall Street Journal: "The day Greeley discharged an editorial staff writer for neglect of duty. The young man left, went to California, and some years later returned, meeting Mr. Greeley on the street in Printing House Square. The chief recognized him, inquired where he had been and how he was getting along. "'Let me see, didn't I get mad at you and send you off?' Greeley asked. " 'Oh, yes; you wrote me a note telling me to clear out. I took it with me. Nobody could read it, so I used it as a letter of recommendation, and got several first class situations from it. I really am very much obliged to you.'" The Day's" To H. K. BLISS, DIRECTOR OF THE IOWA STATE COLLEGE'S EXTENSION SERVICE FOR 24 YEARS. The presentation to him of a citation by Epsilon Sigma Phi, national honorary extension fraternity, is singularly appropriate. It is doubtful whether any other lovvan has been in such a choice position to see and understand Iowa farm life as Mr. Bliss during this quarter century as extension director. He has been the true friend always of agriculture and thousands upon thousands will wish for him another quarter of century of happy, fruitful service. Some day ANSWERS to QUESTIONS By Frederic J. Hoskin ».TMf°J "" * n """ '· *"T question of fact wiiie the »K? i« n Bn ,'"' 1 ' Fr.Serle ·*· Hiskln, Director, W three (3) cents posUfe for reply. Answer to »ny question of fact w: Ply. "Do- more teachers go abroad 'M»ion City GIob-G*telfe In- intactan, D. C." Please ien4 ihan any other class of Americans? R. J. In 1338 the largest single classification of those who obtained passports was composed of housewives. Has Clare Boothe, author of 'The Women" ever been married' T. R. The writer was married in 1923 to George Tuttle Brokaw from whom she obtained a divorce. She is now the wife of Henry Luce. Why do the flags on the United States capitol fly day and night? A. C. The custom originated during " World war. It was felt for the patriotic reasons that there should be one building over which the flag never ceased to fly. The capitol was selected as being typical of the U. S., and as being outside of military regulations, which of course, demand the furling of the flag at sunset. How large does a country place have fo be before It is called an estate? T. H. The bureau of census defines a country estate as a farm of ten acres or over, with a residence valued at $25,000 or over. Who said "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt?" V. E. The quotation is attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Is there any significance in the three rows of white braid on sailors" collars? H. D. The three white stripes of braid worn on the U. S. and British sailors' uniforms represent the following naval victories: Battle of Trafalgar, Oct. 21, 1805; Battle of Copenhagen, April 1, 1801; and Battle of the Nile, Aug. 1, 1798. On what occasion did Richard Tauber sing at the white house in The famous tenor sang at the cabinet dinner musical on Dec 14, 1937. Who circled the earth ·without spending any money? S. H. In February, 1937, 21 year old Arthur Cadogan of Muscatine, Iowa, completed a trip around the world without spending a cent as the result of a $500 wager. Give the date of the Memphis cotton carnival. L. W. It will be held May 9-13. What movie actor is a. writer and illustrator? J. M. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. When did Vatican City first have a railroad? H. F. In 1932. How many people obtained passports last year? T. K. In 1938 a total of 134,737 passports were issued to Americans for foreign travel. What was the first book printed in this country? L. R, In 16-50 Stephen Daye issued The Whole Booke of Psalmes" at Cambridge, Mass. Are there any skyscraper graded schools in the U. S,? H. G. Plans are under way now for what is said to be the first on the west side of New York City It will be known as Public School 118 and the eight-story building will be, equipped with elevators large enough -to ' carry 45 Y pupils to the various classrooms. How many rats In the U. 5. and what is the extent of thetr depredations? J. S. Approximately 130,000,000. It is estimated that each rat consumes about 50 pounds of food a year and destroys about $2 worth of property, making the cost approximately $260,000,000, not including money paid out for extermination. " What is the largest fishing club in the U. S.? L. H. The New Hanover Fishing club in North Carolina with 762 members is said to be the largest It was organized 20 years ago and meets annually in the courthouse at Wilmington, What government department has charge of Blackheard Island? C. O. The Bureau of Biological Survey, Department of Agriculture Washington, D. C. What is a chapman? T. H. One who buys or sells, a trader or dealer, especially an itinerant peddler. The word is from the middle English, cheap, to barter, from which the name of t h e L o n d o n thoroughfare Cheapside is derived. · 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. S. department of agriculture and years of research and experimental work. 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