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MAKUH :20 1931 . A L e e Syndicate .Newspaper · · · Issued Every Week Dav bv the B East Telephone No. 3800 ·WILL, P. MUSE... ^nSTM" P. LOOMIS Editor Edltor .Business Manager MKMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press la exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in tola paper, and also all local news published herein. 7 SUBSCRIPTION BATES Dally, per year. ..,$7.00 Daily, per week ....;... .15 Outside of Mason City and Clear lai« Dally, per year by carrier. 57.00 Daily, per week by carrier. J5 Daily, per year by mail ..............,.;.. 4.00 6 months, $2.25; S months, $1.25; 1 month.. ; 50 Outside 100 mfle zone, daily, per year....;...... 6.00 :6 months... $3.25 3 months ..1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as · Second-Class Matter MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ents don't live up to our part of the partnership obligations. We're, prone to criticize the teacher for.'jot refining the behavior of the child who hasn't learned discipline in the home. We expect the teacher to do that which we can't do, or at least haven't done, ourselves. We've prone--but why go into that further? it would only tend to spoil the party. Whether or not we achieve j a complete demonstration of It, Mason Cityans, generally speaking-, have a desire to make the brief ~visitijof these teachers so pleasant that they will depart with a resolve to come hack soon. ' · Wise men learn more from fools than fools'from the wise.--!ATO . , ' EXPLOITING THE.HIGHWAYS fpHE state of New -York, which in a great many respects is the most progressive state in the union is having a legislative argument; ; about, billboards. There is a,measure before the legislature providing a license fee of $200 a year and a tax-of five cents a square foot on boards outside of city limits. Incidentally, the bill is a bi-partisan measure--there is no politics in it, but only a desire to control and regulate a growing nuisance. - , ' . . ' . ; One argument advanced, in support of the bill is that the owners of,.the boards are. exploiting a value created by the state at the taxpayers' expense, und therefore can be legitimately taxed thereon. Certainly it is true that a billboard will placed anywhere except along a main traveled highway. The higher traffic density, the more valuable the billboard. In some states poster board advertising rates 'are based on traffic counts, so important is this feature of its location. In the New.York hearing, an absolute proof/of the fact that the .billboard owners are pre-empting .to their own profit a value created by the community was cited in the case of a new bridge across the Hudson at Poughkeepsie. "On the'day it,was opened," testified a. witness, "contracts were left for seven huge billboards along- the beautiful approach, road. We cut this road thru a, mountain :wilderness. 'Before it was built, the wilderness wasn't'worth ;a ceiit^for advertising purposes, but as soon as' a good road was. there adver- tisers.erected big boards that would have cut off .the entire scenery from motorists. But I stopped them. I had big screens .built in .front of the signs, and caused them to abandon the plans."- · After all,, the scenic beauties of .our country are a prized natural resource, belonging 'to all of us, free as the air we breathe. It is regrettable that profit-seekers, ·j -.jArelrts^fcliiy,limits,.9potlrfcaJsouWjiulJBf i £ute: for ^^mm^^^^^^^m^Al^at^ ·» · blatant and'giaring"pJitef?*which' cauMmany'of.'our finest scenic highways to be debauched into long lanes of monotonous concrete running down channels of screaming advertising. Altogether too 'frequently billboard owners, alsrt to their advantage, plant their board squarely in front of the finest view. California, where scenery is a recognized asset, has made some effectual progress against the evil by enlisting public opinion against the users of the boards. As a'result, concerns vitally interested in motorists' trade have taken down hundreds of signs. This is the other approach* to a solution of the problem. LEAVE OUT*tHE 1 POLITICS I-BPRESENTATIVE BYRON ALLEN of Pocahontas *· county makes an interesting proposal in connection with the Contemplated redlstricting of Iowa for the selection of state senators. By the terms of his measure, now before .the legislature, identical with the bill defeated at the last session [of the. legislature, the redistricting powers .would be placed in the Iowa supreme court. . ' . ' , ' . ' . . ' While we would not'attempt to pass' onrthe constitutionality, or even.the practicability, of the Allen proposal, we rise to approve the principle involved, that the matter is one to be decided from a position of detachment rather than on a basis of selfish interest The law is clear as to the basis for redistricting and there are no fine points involved except as they are created by political expediency. It will be to the discredit of'the present assembly if it falls to take some steps for altering the present senatorial district arrangement. This action, which is supposed to be mandatory, is more than 30 years overdue. Why should one county with a scant 20,000 population have its own spokesman in the upper house/ while, another district made up of five counties and a population of 80,000 has only one spokesman? It's an inexcusable inequality of franchise. Almost a. dozen plans have been proposed for reshaping the congressional districts. Here again we find political considerations gnawing into what ought to be strictly a matter of geography and population. Only this week the democrats came thru with- a .proposal they think would give, them three out of the nine districts. A silly irivitation^lhis/ig to the republican party to freeze the minority party all together, to resort to the old.practice of gerrymandering, which gave-Iowa Us present illogical layout of 1 congressional districts. Here again one wishes that a disinterested -judicial nody could take charge and give Iowa nine districts, compact as to geography, equal as to" population' and alike as to'the interests of the component .counties of each. . . - · . . . . . . " ' ' . ' . . ' N c A WELCOME TO OUR PARTNERS TO GROUP could be more welcohie in. Mason City than the several hundred teachers attracted here by. the north central division convention of the Iowa State Teachers' association. To an amazing degree parents entrust to the school staff their choicest possessions. . . · / It is--or should be--a sort of partnership arrangement. lu. that role it is.that Mason City bids welcome to these visitors/here this week-end to report on their phase of the business of trying to make good men and women out of our boys and girls. Some confessions probably would be in order. It could be admitted, for instance,,that many of, us par- THE LESSON TO BE DRAWN gVEN-the bitterest critics of John Hammill will have to concede that by and large in his appointments for public office, b.e was guided by considerations of fitness and ability of the appointee rather than by mere considerations of paying off a political debt. Governor Turner 'could draw 'a valuable lesson from this particular chapter of the Hammill book, one that would stand him in good stead right at this time as he is casting about to choose three members for the state board of education. OTHER EDITORS THIS TIME IT'S A PORKER, ' - · · '; Estherville News: Mr. Thompson, Chicago's circus mayor, now has a wheelbarrow parade and a "fat hog which he calls "Tony Cermak, the Job Hog." When running against Judge Lyle, the "Honorable" mayor naff a donkey Jn his circus. Four years' ago he exhibited a cage of rats. It is easy to see the trend of the "Honorable!' mayor's mind. If Mr. Qermak were to exhibit an animal which would most, typify his opponent, the imaginations of those who have had opportunity to,make the acquaintanceship of the mayor might run riot in attempting to guess what Mr. Cermak's choice might be. ' But let Mr. Cermak desist. Let the mayor have the zoo to himself, for Mr. Cermak can do better than choose platform mates' as has his excellency, the mayor. It doubtless is a great temptation to the democratic nominee to exhibit some form.of primitive life and name it after the mayor, but he should profit by. the mistakes of Judge Lyle and confine his campaigning to uplifting platform speeches. Judge Lyle let Thompson choose the weapons and fought him on the mayor's home floor. It was the big mistake of the campaign, however, for altho the decent element of Chicago wanted an opportunity to vote for a man whom they thot would stand for clean politics, Lyle's campaigning so confused the public that many ( must have come to the conclusion that Lyle was as "had 1 as" Thompson." ; Cermak is surely shrewd enough to keep his campaign free from the freakish, muddy, and low brow tactics of the Thompson ring. Doing that, and then making a forceful campaign that will appeal to the sane Chicago vote he stands a good chance to put Thompson in his place, and that wouldn't be in the mayor's chair cither. MOSCOW BAM PROJECT KILLED Burlington Gazette: The proposition to construct a .510,000,000 90,000 h. p. hydro electric plant in the Cedar river was.squelched in the Iowa house yesterday, when the bill to authorize the work was defeated by an almost three to one vote. The opposition to the measure was centered in the argument that the construction of the dam would destroy a natural waterway, when the large bulk of the flow of the Cedar river would be diverted into a canal to connect with the Mississippi. It wais claimed that tJUa^ould, eventually dry .up the Iowa river, from the aim,ate to the mouth of the riyer, thus depriving the people of .its facilities for fishing and other pleasures, which was their right to enjoy. The preliminary purveys for the power dam have entailed a vast amount of work and considerable expense. It is claimed the project would mean the spending of $3,000,000 for labor. The future benefits of the plant are problematical, but the adverse action on the part of the legislature is an indication, of the closer drawing of the lines against big power projects, when public waterways are to be used. A NEW HIGHWAY UrPOSITION Eagle Grove Eagle: In a recent trip to Des Moines the writer was forced off the pavement by a rambling motor truck "freight train," nearly a block long- It came right down the mioflle of the road. Soon after this we met another wandering freight train, a truck with five trailers. Safety again took us out on the side of the road while this new road menace was passing. But this is not all to the case against these. They are unfair competition for the railroads who pay hu4 tax bills to cpmparatively little taxes paid by these monstrous trucks and buses. Wright county collects over ?95,000 in taxes from the railroads each year. Railroad taxes in Eagle Grove township amount to ?9,000 annually. The railroads build their own right- of-way. We taxpayers have built the roads with our own money, which these trucks and buses are using- Regulation of size and 1 length is the simple and only remedy. ONE IN.rEV.ERY OFFICE! . Sloujf City Journal:. Art Shires, the stormy petrel of baseball.--Slbley Tribune. . . . Smith Wildmiui Brookbart, Iowa's stormy petrel.--Atlantic News-Telegraph. . . . Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, the stormy petrel of the marine corps.--Mason City Globe-Gazette . . . Borah is the stormy petrel of congress.--Jefferson Bee. There is at least one in every office. UNIVERSITY GREATLY DAMAGED .Humboldt Republican: In the end if the university management and especially President Jessup is found guilty of graft, this paper will be surprised. The legislative investigation of the university is a mistake, ine boar* of education should have been ordered to make the investigation and to have reported 1 their findings. To drag the University of Iowa thru such a public squabble is to do it inestimable damage. ROBOTS NEEDED Waterloo Courier: If we only had some robots to serve on the federal farm board to eliminate the necessity of naming new members when the old ones became too thick-skinned. THE OLD HOME T O W N , . . . . . By Stanley NOTHING UNUSUAL ,' FOR ED TO KEEP THEM FIRES SO1NG TWO OR THREE DAYS- HES OUT THE SOS HB CAN FISrt YJORMS TO IN THE FIRST SPRIGS CATCH, HES HELD THAT RECORD RS/E TEARS MARSHAL OTEY \VALXEfe TO A STRANQEp "WHY HAS KEPT SEVERAL UTTUE 3O)NG IN HIS BACKYARD DIET and HEALTH By ,LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clendenlng cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general Interest however, they will be takn up, In order, In th* dally column Address your Queries to Dr. Logan Clendenlnc, care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 word! Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America THE SILENT MAJORITY rtfn'ol te" 48 17:11 " 19 ' Text ' Luke ":«). Were TT IS of ten a noble thing to be a majority of o^and J- a shame to be one of a majority. Majorities have not a good history. One of the rare virtues is gratitude. It was some cynic in politics who said "I don't know why that man is against me, for I don't remember that I ever did him a favor." We do lose friends sometimes by conferring favors, which reflects the meanness of human nature. And it often looks as tho those whom God has most richly blessed are the onea who most forget Him. In sheer selfishness it is easy to enjoy the gift and" forget the Giver; and the more we have to enjoy the easier this forgetfulness. Perhaps the poor, who have so little, are the onea who are rich In gratitude. Prayer: Grant unto us with Thy gifts a heart to love Thee, and enable us to show our thankfulness for all Thy benefits by giving up ourselves to Thy service, and cheerfully submitting in all things to Thy blessed will. Thru Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ^······H IMlchell winning 111511 »,,.... LIQUID DIET CONTAINS NOURISHMENT A N ORDER for liquid nourishment often goes out " to one kind of patient or another. It sounds thin and undernourishing--Liquid Nourishment. How can anyone extract any nourishment outof just liquids? For those who are doomed to liquid nourishment there may be comfort in reflecting how great a variety there is in liquids. "A glass of milk," is, of course, the first thing that comes to mind But that does not exhaust the possir bilities of the subject. There is lemonade, orange juice, grape juice cocoa,: eggnog, .cream, buttermilk tomato cream soup, chicken broth beef juice, oyster stew (without the oysters), etc. The amounts of calories in these drinks is surprising. Mrs. Rose gives the following list of drinks in amounts which make 100 calorics JDr. Oendentup apiece: Food Weight Material ' (Ounces) Measure Lemonade 11.0 .t 2-5 cups Beef juice 14.1 · 1 2-3 cups Buttermilk 9.9 1% cups Cream, thick (40% fat) .... 0.9 1 1-3 tablespoons Cream, thin (18.5% fat) ... 1.8 *i cup Eggnog 3.7 . \'~ cup, scant Grape juice 3.5 ',£ cup, scant Milk, whole 5.1 % cup Orange juice 8.2 1 cup Cocoa, l / 2 milk 5.5 3-5 cup -ocoa, all milk 3.8 2-5 cup Socoa, milk and whipped cream 2.9 1-3 cup It can easily be seen that a diet of considerable variety and of good nourishing quality can be planned from liquid nourishment alone. By using enough cream and sugar in different mixtures It is easy to get up to 1,800 calories without making the convalescent feel stuffed. ~ . . · . How many households make junket any more? It is a delicious and nutritious food celebrated in song and story. Junketing parties were gay affairs, riding down to the dairies of old England for the day. It must once have been a familiar household dish, because the famo-us Miss Muffet was eating junket on the blood curdling occasion when she was frightened by a spider. QUESTIONS FROM READERS W. H. P., Missouri: "Where tuberculosis is in a home, several in family, what measures would you advise to prevent spread of disease?" Answer: The danger is, according to modern ideas, entirely to the children of the household. Adults need not be in dread. The patient should be in a room or on a porch alone. The sputum should be expectorated into a sputum cup or paper napkin and burned daily. The patient's eating utensils--plates, saucers, glasses, etc.--should be kept absolutely apart from those of other members of the house and washed in a separate dishpan and boiled in a separate receptacle. Children should not be.kissed 01- fondled by the patient. The patient's linen should be treated separately in a similar manner to the eating utensils. YOU'RE THE JUDGE THE Messrs. Wink and Pitch, partners in a manu- ·«· facturing business for a number of years, entered into an agreement with a foundry to build for them a certain type of machine they needed. The machine was to be charged for as it was being built and as the materials were being bought. But after a small amount of the work on the machine had been completed, for some reason the partnership was dissolved, much to the surprise of everyone. Pitch sent word to the foundry on the day of the dissolution of the firm, and told them that he was no longer responsible for the payment of the machine. The foundry, however, went on and completed the machine and then sued the firm for payment. But suddenly, before the case had gone to trial, the foundry turned around and sued Pitch also. How would you decide thin case? Make up your mind before you read the decision. The dcclAjon: The court held fop t h e foundry. The Judges reasoned thus: A.i far an the foundry Is concerned, the. two parlntra *tlll remained Joint contractors end liable. Tn» contract coulrt only be nurrenderccJ by the agreement of all the partita. Tills waa not done. EARLIER DAYS Being m Dally Compilation ot IiitereflUnc Facts from the "Twenty Yon A»o" Fllea of ho Globe-Rarette. ^^^^^^^^^^~~ MARCH SO, 1011 -Mrs. Jennie McKeon and the girls' orchestra from the Odd Fellows Orphans home left this afternoon for Charles City, where they were invited as guests of the Charles City order of Odd Fellows and Rebekabs. A banquet will b'e served with the orchestra and their director as the honor guests. The orchestra has received recognition among the various citlea of the state and without the boundaries and Mason City is proua of her young musicians. The loss resulting from a fire 10 days ago which ran over a pedigreed bed of strawberries at the Gilbertson Nursery company is growing and will exceed probably $2,000 according to a representative of the firm. This fire was started by an engine on the Central. This strawberry bed ia one that Mr. Gllbettson has been breeding for some years and were valuable plants. The damage to the trees of the company will be slight. ; - , . . .' Mason City'is to. have a taxicab service operated by the Marsh-Hunkins Auto company for quick service for single passenger calls. Doctors, traveling men, - businessmen, women and others who wish to get .anywhere quickly, please call. Charges will be nominal, only 50 cents to get anywhere within the city limits and waiting time only 60 cents an hour. By this method cheap transportation is procured. Night calls will be answered at single rates til! 11 p. m. and double rates after 11. Phone 1487. J. C. Robinson is home from Illinois where he was on business for a few days. Editor and Mrs. E. F. Cornell of the Times have moved into their new residence at Clear Lake. They moved from here the latter part of the week. The Ladies' Aid society of the Baptist church will meet Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. William Hathorn, 754 East State street. A large attendance is desired. Cols. Schell, Torrence, Baker, Long and. Zahm were among the hunters who sought the feathered tribe at Tanglefoot and vicinity yesterday. They had fair luck. If the Globe-Gazette force singly or collectively seem to have an apparition of a grouch, please brethren and sisters and fellow citizens remember it is moving week. George Williams has purchased an interest in the E. B. Higley retail .store on South Main street and will conduct it personally. Frank Brown, who hag been managing the store, is now with the Kemble Floral company. . ' Postmaster Kotchell is painting the fence at the rear of the postoffice by way of setting the example of the spring housecleanlng time. J. W. Irons arrived home the latter part of the week from Davenport, where he attended a convention of ice dealers. Frank Minor,-who with his parents has been at Boulder, Colo., has returned to Mason City and will accept a position at the Letts, Spencer Grocery company. Miss Hortense Stettler, one of the librarians at the city library, leaves Sunday morning for Fertile, where she will be the Sunday guest of her friend. Miss Ethlyn Jones. Miss Jones and Miss Stettler were classmates at Memorial university. A fire which started from an unknown cause came dangerously near being a serious blaze at the Bijou theater just before noon today when it caught In a pile of shavings on the stage. The department was called out and within a few minutes the fire was stopped. No damage was done. JUST FOLKS Copyrighted 1831 "By £D(1AR A. GUESTT THE DOUBTER He had his doubts when he began, The task had stopped another man, And he had heard it whispered low How rough the'road was he must go- But now on him the charge was laid And of himself he was afraid. He wished he knew how it would end, He longed to see around the bend- He had his doubts that he had strength · Enough to go so far a length. And all the time the notion grew That this was more than he could do. Of course he failed! But who lives with doubt' Soon finds his courage giving out. They only win who face a task And say the chance is all I ask; They only rise who dare the grade And of themselves are not afraid. There are no ogres up the slope! With human beings man must cope; Who fears the .blow before it's struck Loses the fight for lack of pluck. And only he the goal achieves Who truly ia himself believes, v , Answers 5I "? *alera htnd In juc«llonn slgiird only with IntUnli, asking tlmt Illo nn»«cr* SSf"i" 5? "SS'!''^.I"!.."" 1 " 6 '.» '!""««« a " a TM»»l "°' ·»'«n,n,nJ a | C » Irucllon nf rri.1. B «_ii »T ·····* n u u l u iu* uviu u i u n i c u iruv:iim M I i. The answers published are ones ll,at may ItitcrMt nmny n-adcn,. mllipr IJuu, the one who Ml.» (ho .juMllon only. All questions «hoilM he nertinipunlfd by the wnur a name an a address and 2 cents In coin or ataraps for rpnly. Knni! your num. Him to the Gtobc-Uazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. llnskln, Director. Washington. I), C. · Q. What song did Ruth Chatterton sing in "Sarah and Son?" A. -!. D. A. "Wiegenlied," by Brahms. Q. Where do the Mexicans buy their radio sets? F. K. A. About 80 per cent are American made. Q. Will it injure a cornotlst's lip to play clarinet or saxophone? A. Captain Taylor Branson, leader of the marine band, says doubling on wind instruments cannot be done successfully. He believes it harms a player's lips and affects his playing ability. It affects what is known as the embrouchure which denotes the disposition of the lips, tongue and other organs necessary for producing a musical note. This is particularly the case when one is playing a trumpet. Q. Is present-day Russia, interested in drama? B. J. A. A spontaneous amateur theater movement is reported. Performances take place in factory towns. Village club workers write, produce, and act their own plays. There are some 35,000 of these club theaters in cities and towns, and about 30,000 in the villages. Troops known as Blue Blossers travel about the country performing before local trade unions and peasant clubs. Their repertoire includes songs, acrobatics, dances, ^J satirical sketches. There are about 10,000 oC these. In the spring of 1928 there were 8,767 motion picture display places in the Soviet Union. Q. What is the average height of men in U. S. E. J. A. Five feet, 9 inches. J. How many caribou in continental U. S. ? M. D. A. Abbut 400, all on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. Q. Please describe Italy's flag. G. A. A. A. The royal standard of Italy consists of a squtre blue field on which is centered the national coat- of-arms. When Napoleon made the northern provinces of Italy into a kingdom in 1805, he gave it a flag of three colors--green next to the flagstaff, white, in the middle, and red at the fly end. This flag disappeared when Napoleon was overthrown but was revived when Victor Emanuel, King of Sardinia, and a member of the House of Savoy, became king. At ttte present day Italy's flag consists of the Savoy arms, surmounted by a crown, on the central white vertical stripe of Napoleon's green, white and red. Q. When did regular lighting of the Slatue of Liberty begin? IM. M. A. On Dec. 2, 101U. THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG A FRIEND OF "T. A." WHITES ALGONA, March 16.--I have Keen so many good things said of the late Truman A. Potter of your city, whose tragic death, was as great a shock to me, as if it had been one of my own family. Like him I was born at Lawlcr, just two years before him, and we both "ut- terided school together, and later we both lived for some years at Wau- conia, and I well remember when he and Mrs. Potter were married. If I had a gifted pen I could add a. lot to the good things said of him since his tragic death, but I could also tell a lot of good things I have heard said o£ him before his passing, and know personally, of many good, charitable deeds to his credit, and I believe we can safely trust him to the great and jusL God. Your editorial, "T. A. Glorified Friendship," was a wonderful tribute, and I am personally giving- you my thanks for it. Sincerely, J. B. JOHNSTON. BO-BROADWAY By JOSEPH VAN KAAr.TK 20.--A ham N EW YORK, March actor in an itinerant stock company faced the proprietor of a small mid-west hotel, with the plaint that for two days there had been neither soap nor towels in his room. · "Waal," drawled Mine Host, "you got a tongue, ain't you?" "I have," replied the actor, "but I'm not a cat" ' * ' ' · - * I T'S ALL VIEWPOINT--Prof. Bob Rogers of Massachusetts Tech, who made the front page some time back by advising young men of Boston to be snobs, is issuing a. bunch of bound leaves entitled: "How to Be Interesting-." There are many thiugs in this world interesting for .the wrong reason. A poll-cat is interesting. So is Supreme Court Justice Holmes. It all depends. CTILL A SMALL TOWN--A local *J merchant advertised a sale on dollar dresses. One hour before the sale, 20 policemen--10 mounted and 10 · on foot--were on hand to maintain order among the four lines of women that extended five blocks. When the doors of the shop were opened 40 more po'liiemen, two emergency squads and three ambulances had to be summoned. Dear old sophisticated N'Yawk! DRAINS AND BEAUTY--Take it 1J from the International Beauty Shop Owners, the time has come to divorce the two words Beautiful and Dumb. If you're beautiful you can't possibly be dumb. Children for example: One beautician asserts that beauty and intelligence in young children are in "direct relationship." At least .76 per cent of the "plain."-^children- feel their deficiencies-so acutely that it interferes with their mental progress. Make them pretty nn1 their marks in spelling and arithmetic will improve in direct ratio, H ANDSOME IS--We don't mind the beauticians pawing- around among the adults. When you look at the improvement discerned in some famous pans, it's poaitively impressive. But let the youngsters alone. There's nothing- more attractive than a freckle-nosed kid with loving-cup cars, grinning up at you with n couple of front teeth missing. That's a lot o' hooey .about "plain" youngsters "feeling: their deficiencies" HO far as looks go. Babies don't worry their little lieads about charm; and where are you going to find a net of parents, worthy the name, who will admit, even to themselves, that their goggle-eyed, Blab-sided offspring is'n't all there is, multiplied by two, in the matter of beauty? The human nice will bn in ;i bad way wlien mothers cease to name their mentally diluted sons Ralph Waldo Emerson. Who's Who and Timely Views SEES BAR AGAINST WOMEN IN U. S. SERVICE By MISS MARY ANDERSON Director, Federal Women's Bureau. TODAY we sec thousands of 1 women in both government and other agencies making good at jobs that some decades ago were undreamed of as p o s s i b l e . a n d practical w a y s for w o m e n t o earn a living. We w i t ness climbing women slowly but surely up the occupational ladder. N o w h e r e , perhaps, hns the advance of women with any employer been more . d r a m a tic than Civil war no women had been allowed to break into the United States government service. Then suddenly one day in 1862 the barred door was opened just wide enough to admit one woman to cut and trim the United States paper currency. Approximately 89,000 w o m e n were revealed by the civi! service commission as employed in 1930 in a great variety of occupations anci many were in responsible positions . requiring executive, professional and scientific ability. But the mlllcnium for women in government employ is still far off. This is apparent from the blrdseye view o£ Uncle Sam's complicated duties. Barriers! are standing as traditional hangovers, in women's path, preventing their appointment to many of Uncle Sam's choice jobs. The few women who have reached top positions, such as one civil service commissioner, the three chiefs of major bureaus (the children's bureau, the women's bureau, ami the bureau of home economics), the chairman of the United States em- ployes' compensation commission, an associate justice of the United States customs court, and a member of the board of tax appeals, as well as others with responsible but less outstanding: jobs, are a conspicuous minority. Altho all legal steps have now been taken to guarantee women fair treatment in government service, and altho women in Uncle Sam's employ now receive with men equal pay for equal work, they arc still in many instances discriminated against in appointments despite definite proof of their ability to perform so many types of work just as well as men do. All civil service examinations were opened up to women by law in 1919 as a result largely of a study made by the women's bureau of the department of labor, which showed that women had been excluded from 60 per cent of the civil service examinations held in the first six months o£ 1819. ," with 'two" American"

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