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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 8 · 1937 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A.\ A, IV. LEE NEWSPAPER · · , Issued Every Week Eay by the : MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 1321-123 East Stale Street ' Telephone No. 3B' LEE P. LOOM1S - j. - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - ... Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-class matter April n, 1930, al the pos lcc at Mason City, Jowa. under Ihe act of March 3, 1872. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively ei titled to the use for publication o( all news dispatches erectile to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all loca · Eeivs. Full leased wire service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Di aioincs news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. Mason City and Clear Lake, by the year SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake ...« .1 by the week . OUTSIDE MASON ClrP.AND CLEAR AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier ....?7.00 By mail 6 months .... Per week by carrier ,...s .15 By mails months .... Per year by mail ......$4.00 . B y mail 1 monli ..... OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year.: ..$6.00 Six months ..43.25 Three months IN .ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per JT...W.OO 6 months..$4.50 3 months..S2.SO 1,month. .Sl.O ..$1.7 And He Keeps on Growing A S THE Bible points out, there were' giants ir ** those days, but even Goliath's mythical heigh may be exceeded by Robert Wadlovy of Alton . Illinois. Week ago a towering young giant at Alton ill., turned 19. He tops 8 feet 6 inches today and i gaining about 3 inches a year. By the time Hober reaches 20, he may well be the largest man to walK the earth.. On his birthday the "Journal" of th American Medical association declared that thi Illinois boy "exceeds every other documented cas. of giantism on record in medical literature." As for Robert Pershihg Wadlow, he's quite un willing to discuss his tallness or troubles with any one. He's depicted as essentially a shy giant, self effacing and self-contained. He wallts erect in size 39 shoes, scrapes the ceilings of his Alton home sleeps in a 9-foot bed, and regularly puts away a dozen eggs for breakfast. When Robert was born to the Harold Wadlows of Alton on Washington's birthday in 1918, there was no hint that this lusty youngster would become an extraordinary fellow. He weighed 8"% pounds but began to grow rapidly. At 6 months he weighec 30 pounds. In first grade at the age of 6, Robert was already in long pants. At 9 he was taller than his father, who is- an engineer. At 11 Robert Wodlow's massive 6 foot 7 inches looked down on Primo Carnera's'mere 6 foot 5. Early in his teens complications began for Robtert. Mentally alert and emotionally stable as any other boy, Robert was hard put for activities. For a time he starred on the Alton'high school basketball ,team. Then he outgrew normal competition. He took to rowing and boating for a time, until he sunk one river boat by venturing inside. His hobby today js photography. He dwarfs the four other children in his.family, cannot comfortably ride in any known'make of car, and must have 'all his clothes specially constructed. Robert Wadlow's great height is the result of the malfunctioning of a tiny gland in the brain, the pituitary. It is a small oval, endocrine speck which secretes a substance that controls the metabolism of the body, particularly that which governs growth. When this gland goes awry, it gives an individual ponderous growth and enlarged features For a giant Robert Wadiow is pretty well proportioned, which is'not customary in such circumstances. He carries his 435 pounds comfortably with his 8 feet 6 inch height. -Robert's chief difficulty centers in his feet, which are almost immune to sensation. . There have been giants before in history, bu none whose medical record has been so minutely scrutinized as that of Robert Wadlow. The Alton boy has already outstripped Switzerland's Johan Pjelursson who at the age^of 24 reaches .7 feet aiic 9 inches. This Swiss giant is no mere gourmet however. For breakfast, he consumes four huge plates of porridge, a half dozen eggs, eight sandwiches, and five cups of coffee. His other meals are in proportion. Callander may have the Diorme quintuplets, Alton has its Robert Wadlow. But Robert doesn't want to be considered a phenomenon. He fre- . quently says, "It's not my fault that I'm this way I didn't have anything to do with my getting that way." He^s now a freshman at Shurtfeff college in Alton and hopes to hide his huge bulk some day in a law office. FOREIGN AFFAIRS By MARK BYERS Our Farm Shuttling *"pHK March shuttle o£ Iowa and mid-western len- ·*· ant farmers to new homes is now pretty well completed. Such figures as are available suggest that the movement has never been more extensive than this,year. It is estimated that more than 100,000 farm families have changed homes in this section ot the corn belt. Iowa, with 220,000 farm families, is estimated ip have seen 16,500 moves. A number of factors have contributed to this year's farm transfers. With the price of grains and farm products at high -levels, there lias been a scramble for larger acreage and more fertile land. Insurance company farm department managers and county agents reported a shortage of farms this year in Iowa. Many a tenant farmer has been unable to renew his lease. The heavy volume of farm sales in February testifies to the trend in farming. In general farm leases are higher this year than in 1935, because of drought grain prices. Dust storms have driven countless prairie farmers back to.the corn belt this spring. As the price of farm products and farm lands rise, the demand for new farm locations has exceeded the rosiest expectations. It Isn't Wanted or Needed XI7E SOMEHOW find it impossible to rally any'en- thusiasm for that bili now before the seventy- fourth congress proposing a 1 cent a gallon tax on fuel oil. If this tax is warranted then there should be a comparable tax for coal and natural gas. And we haven't heard anybody calling for a tax on either of these competing fuels. The plain fact is that Ihe petroleum Industry has become so much a target for taxation since 1919 when the formula was first worked out that lawmakers seeking additional revenue aim at it almost instinctively. Surely they no it without thinking for if they thought, they .would recognize that a gift horse has been just febout ridden to death. NEW YORK'S MAYOR STIRRED TJP A GOOD-SIZED HORNET'S NEST ATO DOUBT it was impolitic of Mayor La Guardi * * of New York to suggest that Adolf Hitler shoul be made the chief exhibit in an international cham ber o£ horrors. The head of the government of community larger than some European states ough to place a better brake upon his tongue. But th screaming abuse which has resounded from Gel many following the mayor's unfortunate remar can only be regarded as hysteria. There is some thing psychopathic about the nazi inability to "tak it," experts though they be in "Handing it out." One recalls Philip Guedalla's edged commen concerning the uncanny ability of the pre-war Ger man empire in uniting its enemies and alienatin its friends. It was forever complaining that all Ih world was against it, and then doing something t make the enmity and suspicion even more pro nounced, by way of demonstrating its "prestige. Hen- Hitler's Third Reich seems to have inherite this singular failure to understand other peoples It would seem that ihe nazis could hardly be ex peeled to be admired in the "largest Jewish cit in the world," nor .that its mayor, himself parti Jewish, would speak to a Jewish audience wit words of loving kindness. Any other governmen it is reasonable to think, would "consider th source" and let the matter pass without raising i to the importance of an international incident. Of course, since La Guardia spoke so as to of fend the somewhat swollen pride of a friendly government, and that government has chosen to fil formal protest, the state department can only ex press regrets. Diplomatic courtesy leaves no othe course-open. But if the nazis feel that such a forma poultice for their injured dignity will enhance thei prestige or standing in the world they will be th only ones to do so. To every one else the whol business will seem more like a competitive exhibi tion o£ bad taste, in which Mayor La Guardia ha a shade the belter of the argument. * « « DOUBTS GROW AS TO EFFECT OF AMERICAN NEUTRALITY MEASURE IE long-awaited neutrality legislation has passei the senate, and' will shortly be put through th house, probably with some minor changes in th direction of increasing presidential discretion ii applying its provisions. Most experienced observer are very dubious about' the law as it passed th senate, and still more doubtful o£ the probable ad ditions to be made in the house. In fact, the con sensus .of international "experts" is that the whol effort to maintain American neutrality in the nex war by trade embargo is based upon a mistaken premise, and is likely to be more dangerous than useful, i The trouble is that no war is caused by anj single facet of the complex international situation at a time of crisis. While perhaps American trade with the allies had some part in bringing us into the ast war, it was by no means the only factor. The German reaction to British control of the seas also played its part, and in the senate neutrality bill we have pretty well made sure that the next ountry which fights England will in the long run nake war on us, if the conflict lasts long enough, "or it provides that any country which can come ere in its own ships and pay cash for goods can 0 so, subject to embargo on specific items which le president deems to be war materials. Shipment f actual weapons to belligerents is prohibited in oto except to American countries in wars with on-American powers. This means, of course, that the British navy and lerchant marine, as matters now stand, will have cress to our markets while others unable to con- 01 the sea .cannot buy materials here. And it laces in^the, hands pf'the president'authority, by selecting'/'war materials" for embargo, a power to intervene in a foreign war in such a way as to invite retaliation and virtually put the country on the spot. . , The proposed house increases in discretionary authority will simply add to the mischief-making possibilities in the hands of a president. As to preventing war weapons and materials from reaching belligerents, the legislation fails, because it attempts the impossible. No law can prevent sales to neutrals, and nothing our congress can do can prevent neutrals from re-selling American goods to fighting countries. Of course we may expect reprisal legislation abroad which will cut us off, in the same way and about as effectively-from buying the numerous items needed in war which we do not supply ourselves. The neutrality legislation is well-intended, and does strike at one of the many dangers to us inherent in foreign wars. But it would be wrong to believe that'it will be a very satisfactory life-preserver. Our best hope of continued American peace is continued world peace. We cannot hope that our neighbor;;' houses can burn and we not be in danger of, a scorching. We shall continue to need wisdom and sympathy in the white house and state department to keep us out of war. The neutrality bill does accomplish one thing: It abandons in advance of a test our doctrine of "freedom of the seas," which has played the principal part in getting us into previous world wars. Senator Borah has objected strenuously, but he has few followers aside from jingoes. * * * HITLER STOOGE MAY HAVE TALKED GERMANY OUT OF SOME COLONIES the effort to organize a general European politico-economic peace conference has struck a serious snag, for the overtures to Germany which have been evident in the opening weeks of the year are succeeded now by a French withdrawal of previous offers, and a flat British statement that concession of colonial territory to Germany is not being' considered. Both developments came following a speech by Gocring, Hitler's chief aide, in which he "demanded" colonies as a "right" together with concessions as to markets, and made it plain that Germany expected no strings to be attached. Since England and France were more interested in the strings attached to the proffer, strings designed to draw Germany back into the league of nations and a new continental peace pact a la Lo- carnor, the'offer was hastily withdrawn. But it is mprobaWe that hope of a peaceful issues of the present situation has been abandoned. Germany has isked that the bid be raised, and England and Trance have, like shewd traders, announced that :hey won't buy at any price. But none of them really dropped the bargaining. That was evident enough when Britain a few days ago refused to guarantee Czechoslovak independence against a German coup, ss France had asked. If hope had been abandoned 'or a deal, the obvious next move would be to encircle Germany and put her on notice that she vould move against her neighbors at her peril. At all events, the signs do not point to any immediate danger of war. Instead, a prolonged period of long range dickering and jockeying is more probable--always barring some sudden "incident" which may jolt the tight-rope dancers out of balance as n 1914. * f * BRITAIN DECIDES TO MEET JAPAN AT HER OWN GAME--AND JAPAN SQUEALS CONFRONTED by a determined Anglo-British v naval building program which it is beyond Japanese resources to match, the Tokio naval minister Yonai sent out something the other day that looked very much like a feeler for a new naval limitations agreement. He said Japan woulld be willing to cn- er a naval conference if somebody else would call t, but that of course any agreement must be on a basis of "equality"--presumably meaning that r apan must have a promise in advance of a parity agreement. The Japanese overture made no Impression Jn Condon or Washington. Japan, by abrogating the ondon agreement, launched the naval race, and f she finds it hard to keep up the pace that is her own doing, £·' DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott A £RA.30M FLY AS AH A.1R.P1_ANE_ COULD FOUR. ME^yBU^-TtlE. WScrT WOULD WEidrt -TWICE. A^ MUCH AS -TtlEL PLANE- 'To 'TAKE. PAKT" in OLYMPICS -- A RAR.H- 8A.YAR.IA-M PoS-TAC^ DUE. -- OMLy COPYRIGHT. 1937. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION g_ Q YEAR. ?M B.C., OVER. 500 BELIZE, A. W6NrtA.M, CtlAR-lO-T' RACE. WrlEK . A/1EAK OF £OlrTS I K DR.OVH. · ARE.NA DIET and HEALTH Br LOGAN CXENDENING, 41.- D. NEW WAY OP GETTING VACCI-NJE CpROBABLY the most important advance of re cent years." So said the dean of one of oui arge medical schools. No, he was not talking about a new remedy for ancer, or the description of a new disease. He was imply talking about the improvement in the oil ractice of vaccination. I was going through the biological department of large manufacturnig firm the other day, and was watching a calf being vaccinated in order to produce Vaccine lymph. "You probably will not see that if you come here a year from now," said the director, with a smile, "because we are using' a different kind of animal." S-IJiound that they :, were using chicken embryos. Before Jong it is believed that the only kind of , vaccine ma'.'.er used will be produced this way. A long line of incubators greeted me in the labor- tory where the new vaccine is made. Eggs about 11 or 12 days _. , . old were opened at the big end, r. «,lend«nm» anc i there floating right up against he opening was a chicken embryo. Its skin was carified and the vaccine introduced and the hole n the egg covered with paraffine. A few days lat- r the egg is opened up again when it is found that ie chicken has a nice vaccine take. The chick is tilled and the lymph from the skin used for mak- ng smallpox vaccine. One ot the great advantages f the procedure is that it is all done under abso- utely sterile conditions. It is an interesting development of the recent vork on filterable viruses. Jenner, the originatoi f smallpox vaccination, knew that he could no' row vaccine except by using either cows or human eings. Nor has anybody since ever been able to row it on cultures: Only on living animals. Re- ently it has been determined Hint vaccinia is a llerable virus and that filterable viruses grow only pon living tissue culture. A favorite living tissue as been the .chick embryo because it is readily vailable. The present procedure is a far cry from the early ays ot vaccination, when they use to soak up the accine on linen threads and send it around the orld in envelopes. Incidentally, if the vaccine does not hurt an un- orn chick, it should not do any harm to a baby, arents often fear that the vaccine will harm the x-month old. But in reality they stand it very 'ell. ALL OF US By MAHSIIAI,!, M A 5 I . I N A SERIOUS QUESTION ^ MAN HAD the fl.u and I aid to him: "What did ·*· you do with all that time?" "Well," said he, "at first I was just miserable, eak and shaky and sick. And then I was 90 per ent disgusted. It seemed so silly for the compli- ated human b'ody to succumb so easily to the at- iCk of a germ I couldn't even see with a micro- :ope. I thought about that a lot, but I never got nywhere. . . . And then I got even angrier because didn't get well quicker than I did. That seemed llier than being sick in the first place. I pleaded, sneered, I commanded myself to get well, but othing did any good--and finally I decided there was nothing for me to do but wait. . . . It was very humiliating to discover how little control I had, after all, over this body that's supposed to be mine --or, at least, that's supposed to be me." "But didn't you do any thinking?" said I "I can't answer that question," said the man who'd had th'e flu. "Sometimes I thought I- was thinking, but how could I tell? One morning I spent about an hour wondering if a man was a hypocrite who acted polite when he didn't feel polite, who said kind words when he wanted to use words as rough as a cow's tongue. . . . And I wondered what kind of life it would be if everybody said exactly what they thought. But I ran up against the hard fact that half the time most of us don't know what we are thinking. . . . And I remembered lhat on the occasion when I found myself among people who made a fetich of the truth they said very silly or dumb or disagreeable things and nobody had as good a time as they thought they. were having. So this business of deliberate frankness never seems to work out. But while I had the flu it did seem a very serious question." "May I congratulate you," said I, "on getting that out of your system?" ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those l h a t are at case, and with the contempt of the proud --Psalm-123:4. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY ^L^- Thirty Years Ago-Mela Haase went to' Nora Springs yesterday foi a visit with relatives. Agnes Colloton is visiting friends and relatives in Roclcford, III., for a few days. : Mrs. E. W. Oilman of Madison, Wis., returned home yesterday after visiting in the city for a feu days. M. E. Smith left today for Oklahoma and Arkansas on a business trip. Mrs. Chet Dike returned today to Marshalltown following a visit with relatives in the city. by the fraternal societies oE the state allowing,them to. devote ten per .cent of. their reserve fund for building purposes.. ' . -Twenty Years Ago-WASHINGTON--Guns and gunners and ammunition will be placed aboard American mei-chaiiL- men immediately and they will be sent to sea under orders to fire on the German submarines which attack them illegally. Ben Norby ot Lake Mills was a visitor in the city last night. Emit Rasmusseu has returned from a few days business trip to Des Moines. Paul Paulis, E. Martin and A. H. Larson ot Grafton were callers in the city last night. Mrs. Henry Montague returned hcfme yesterday ofter a few days visit in Waterloo. J. W. Konyalinka returned home today from a few days visit in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Mier Wolf returned today from a few days visit with relatives at Waterloo. Mason City high school girls defeated (he Austin, Minn., girls 26 to 4 last nighl. Ten Years Ago-Britt and Swaledale gained the privilege ot taking their high school colors to the district three basketball tournament this week-end by winning finals games in Class A and B at the section meet held here. Britt eliminated Mason City in the Class A finals by a score of 24 to 13, .with Johnny Moen leading the futile Mohawk attack with 10 points. Swaledale outpointed Hansell 21 to 19 in the Class B finals, Hoskins pacing the winners with seven field goals. Named on the all-tournament team were Bartik of Britt and Mock of Hampton, forwards' Knowles Britt, and R. Hughes of Britt and Wood, Hampton, guards. Moen and Cross of Mason City placed on the second quintet. KYOTA, Japan--Two thousand persons perished n yesterday's earthquake, an official announcement said today. CHICAGO--A thrilling 31 to 29 overtime victory over Iowa gave Michigan the Big Ten basketball title for 1927 last night. TOMORROW By CLAIIK KINNAIKB VTofable Births--Sol Bloom, b. 1870, New York *·* music publisher, congressman and self-constituted preserver of George Washington's reputation . . Arthur Hamilton Gibbs, b. 1888, novelist bro- rier of novelists Cosmo Hamilton and Sir Philip libbs. March 9, 1762-- Jean Galas, 64 year old French merchant, was broken on the wheel by judicial sen- :ence, because his son committed suicide The fa- her was blamed for the boy's act because Galas Ills had supposedly been made despondent by parental objections to certain of his desires. That's vhat justice used to be like. March ( 9. 1821-- Leland Stanford was born in VValervliet, N Y., which he left in his. twenties to eek gold in California. He looked for it in mines,' but he found it in selling supplies to miners, and c£n y amasscd a fortune that reached in time '50,000,000. When he was in his fifties, he visited Harvard university with Mrs. Stanford. "Hoiv much would t cost to build another university like this?" he niSli Hai ' vards President. "Oh, about $20,000000 was the reply. "I guess we can afford that, mother," Stanford remarked to his wife. So he gave California 20 millions to build a university as a memorial to his only son! The cornerstone for t was laid half century ago this year. r ' 1743 -- Iron and steel industry began in U. S. First iron was run at furnace at Oxford, N .Y. March 9, 1916-- Fifteen hundred followers of 'ancho Villa attacked Columbus, N. Mex., killed nne civilians and eight troopers of the I3th U. S. avalry. . · , , OBSERVING ^flii^Th-yw?raig^ii?^iT^iTi^^ Sweepstakes .Violation of U. S. Postal Laws (M**, doubt if there is a question 'jSsp; more often addressed to ^^^ the Globe-Gazette's information bureau man this: "Can'you tell me the address ol some place where I can purchase tickets on the Irish sweepstakes? And here is the answer which Mr. Haskin gives to this question: "Sweepstakes are a form of gambling, as on a horse race or the length o£ a ship's daily run, in which the contestants buy tickets by auction on taking of lots, the stakes being divided among those who draw first, second; and,other specified prizes. "There are many sweeps on the famous races each year. Perhaps the best known are the Calcutta and Irish Hospital Sweepstakes. "Specific information cannot be given since it is a violation of the federal law to send these tickets through the mails and individual states also have laws prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets, in which class sweepstakes tickets are included. "Income tax must be paid on money won on a sweepstake, the same as any other income." Prejudice Robs Us of Clear Thinking: BgSik often think one observa- §|P tion by the "Two Black *«=*^ Crows," so popular on the phonograph records a few short years ago, was based on a profound knowledge of human nature. Remember how one drawled something along this .line: "I wouldn't like it even if it was good." Preconceived notions, based on prejudice, keeps many of us from giving appropriate credit to the endeavors of those about us. We don't like Mary's singing because we don't like Mary. We don't like John's ideas because we don't like John. Now we've stated the problems. Vlr. Quillen, will you step over lere into this column to give us one slant on how it may be solved: "The greatest blessing any human can enjoy is a clear keen mind that grasps ideas quickly and eagerly and understands things and is hard to fool. And surely the treatest curse is a mental disease hat leaves the poor victim wandering helplessly in darkness or destroys the judgment so that all hings seem to be something they are net. "Do you know that such a disease is common in a mild form and so easily developed that mil- lions have it before they know anything is wrong? It isn't confined to the simple, either. Some of the world's best trained minds have been ruined by it. "Here is the way it works: "English firms and East Indian planters, having a monopoly of rubber, got together and forced the price up from 10 cenls to §3 a pound. They simply robbed the world, and got rich at it. Then American interests, forced to protect themselves, started rubber plantations oE their own and the price fell to six cents a pound. With their graft spoiled, the planters in East India were bankrupt-as everybody is when a boom bursts. "Well, a few years later the greater Doctor Hieser went down there to spend Rockefeller money fighting disease, and the planters would scarcely speak to him. They haied all Americans because a few Americans had 'ruined' them. "It was all right for them to hold us up, but we committed an unpardonable sin when we found a way to make them stop robbing us. "That is what prejudice does lor you. It destroys your ability to think straight, and that means you are addled." --o-How Milwaukee Has Solved ihe Problem jggl*^ draw on Walter Russell's 'i©J^» editorial page in the Mus^--^ catine Journal for this day's most enlightening thought on the subject of safety: "Once in a while we get reason to suspect that the traffic problem is not quite so deep, dark and insoluble as we usually suppose. "There is the. city of Milwaukee, for instance, which for six consecutive years has had the lowest traffic death toll of any major city in the country. "A reporter from a city with a very bad traffic death record went to Milwaukee recently to find out liow Milwaukee does it. The answer, he discovered, was simple. 1 enforcement of traffic laws. "Traffic tickets aren't fixed, in Milwaukee. Every cop on the force makes enforcement of the code !iis own responsibility. Motorists lave been taught that a 'stop* sign means 'stop,' and not 'slow down a little.' Traffic lights are put up on where a traffic expert says.they are needed; .once up, they are heeded, and drivers don't crash them. "Nothing very mysterious or nvolved in all thai, surely? I£ Milwaukee can do it, why can't other cities'" Answers to Questions By F H E D E R I C J. I T A S K I V What arc Ihe proportions ot the eproduction of the Parthenon in Nashville's Centennial park? N. A. The Parthenon is 288 feet in ength, 101 feet wide and 65 feet n height over all; the columns of he peristyle, 46 in number, are Tiore than 6 feet in diameter and feet in height; the huge bronze doors weigh 15 tons a pair. In the gables or pediments are 54 colos- al statues, some ot them weigh- ng more than a ton, and on the 3oric frieze are 92 sculptured tab- cts in high relief. Wlio is the. president of the So- icly for the Prevention at Call- ng Sleeping Car Porters Gcorcc" ·=:. M. Senator Walter F. George of I corgi a. AVhat makes soap float? H. W. .Floating soaps are produced by ncorporating a large amount of ir in Ihe soap, thus making it lightly lighter than water, flow many loaves of bread can e made from a barrel of flour? One barrel of flour is consid- red sufficient for an average o£ 70 one pound loaves of bread. How many amateur perform- nccs lias Major Bcnvcs held? T. W. On Feb. 11 Major Bowes cele- rated the one hundredth consec- tive performance of his amateurs, iince March, 1935r more than 2,00 amateurs have appeared on he program and 21 theatrical nits have played in 1,963 cities. Why will biscuits made from fie same recipe seem different vhen made by different cooks? "J. N. The amount o£ kneading dif- 2rs. In genuine Damascus blade*;, ocs tlie desiffn continue (Iirdug-li he blade, or is it etched on the utslde? C. IF. Runs through the blade, and ic figuring does not disappear irough friction or grinding. Where did D\vight L. Moody, vanffcllst, die and what were his ast words? C. S. At Northfield, Mass., on Dec. 22, 899. His last words were: "Earth s receding, Heaven approaching; God is calling me." Wliat was the real name of Man Dale, dramatic critic? F. N. Alfred J. Cohen, He was bom n Birmingham, England, in 1861, nd educated at Oxford. After oming to America, he became a ramatic crilic. He died in 1928. How many air-condltlancti cars n the railroads in this country? . Y. On Jan. 1, 1937, there were 8,78. Of these, 4,152 are owned by he Pullman company. The first ir-conditioned cars--a diner--was ut in service in 1930. What is the srovernmcnt tax on pack of playing cards? S. B. Ten cents. What is Ben Bcrnlc's real name? ,. D. The orchestra leader was named cnjamin Anselvitz. Who Invented Babbitt metal? In'IBS'!) by Isaac Babbitt Who wrote the poem containing llic lines: "A boy's will is the wind's will, and (tie thoughts ot youth are lane, c, thoughts?" . "My Lost Youth," by Longfellow. Why Is Hi e DCS Plalnes river so called? E. F. Named from a species of maple called by the French, plaine. What was, Edmund Burke's attitude toward the British constitution? B. H. Of Burke it has been said: "He always looked on any meddling with the constitution as a dangerous matter, and this reverence for the established order sometimes led him to speak and write KS though its preservation were of greater moment than the liberty which was the. very reason of its existence ..." Did the late Martin Johnson write any books? M. H, "Through the South Seas With Jack London," "Cannibal Land" "Camera Trails in Africa," "Safari--a Saga of the African Blue," and "Lion. -- African Adventure With the King of Beasts." What is the minimum heisht of .1 soldier in the Japanese army? H. K. Formerly it was five feet one- h a l f inch, but because of her military expansion program, Japan was forced recently to reduce the minimum to four feet ten and one- haif, inches. LOW-COST HOUSES Uncle Sam's architects and engineers worked for two years on practical plans for low-cost houses. This 70 page government booklet available through our Washington information bureau, brings you 40 approved dwelling plans with sketches, floor diagrams, hints on economical construction. Special attention has been given to farm homes, but many plans offered also are suitable for city town or suburb. Every kitchen design has been approved by home economics experts of the various state agricultural colleges. This is an authentic government booklet on modern low-cost housing, delivered to your door for only 10 cents. Send for copy today. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin {carefully wrapped in paper) for the booklet "Farmhouse Plans. Name Street City Slate (Mpil to Washington, D. C.)

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