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March 20, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

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MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1939 FX P L O R I N ·" IOWA'S OUTDOORS With Naturolist ROY L. ABBOTT Iowa State Teachers College MASON CITY GLOBE.GAZETTE HOW OLD IS THAT ANIMAL? A friend told me rather sorrowfully a few days ago that she had just found her favorite canary upon the bottom, ot his cage dead at 10 years. Which wasn't a bad record for longevity in such a small bird, most of our common ones usually living not more than five years in captivity. I recently read o£ a goose that lived to be 80. Many geese, but not of the feathered variety, live to be 80- which brings me to my general theme: How old do animals actually become? This is a difficult question. It depends a great deal upon who is doing the telling, for accuracy in numbers is a not too common human trait. But all levity aside ·we have very little real information on the age o£ wild animals faome claim that caging an animal shortens its life; others, with equal vigor claim that it lengthens it At any rate, \ve know that life in a cage is very different from life outside, and yet we have had to depend largely upon caged animals for our knowledge of their life- span. A number of different wild animals have been caught and tagged, then released and caught again after varying periods. This has been done with many birds and aome fish and turtles. But even this method is chiefly useful in telling us liow rapidly animals grow, and how far they travel rather than much about their age! , .. Here is a little' data that you may care, to, read.- Dogs, and cats live 20 to 30 years; horses, 20 to 40 years; rabbits, 8 to 10 years; mice and rats, 4 to 5 years; elephants 100 . years; parrots, 100 years- ducks and geese, 30 to 50 years- crocodiles and giant turtles 100 years; toads, 36 years, and frogs, 12 years; eels, 60 years; queen bees, 5 years; worker bees, 6 to 8 weeks; and May-flies, 2 to 3 days. And now I hear a chorus of my readers saying, "Why those figures are no good! 1 know a horse that . . ." All right, so do J. But those are the figures I have collected from a variety of sources and I believe most of them to be too high. Naturally, there is bound to be great variation in length of life of different individuals of the same kind. These figures are probably not based on a large number of individuals. Even in our own case, the average human life is only about 55, although a few individuals reach a hundred. Probably 110 human ever goes much beyond 110; the stories of those reaching 140 or more, are deserving of no belief whatsoever. Interestingly e n o u g h , there seems to be a definite relationship between the length of life of an animal and how fast its heart beats. Small animals, such as mice, rate, and groundsquirrels with a life span of four or five years, have a heart rate of 300 to 500 beats a minute. The house cat known to have an average life of 20 years, has a heart rate of about 200, while dogs which live usually somewhat longer, have a pulse slowed to 120 a minute. Birds have a normally faster pulse rate than the haired animals, but even with these the smaller ones have a much faster heart heat than the larger ones, a canary's pulse rate approaching 1,000 a minute. Compare this rate with an elephant's 2.3 or with our own,72. . _ : But, however long they livej it may be safely said that most wild animals never reach the limit of their life-span in the wild state. Theodore Hoosevelt believed that death by violence, cold or starvation is the fate of nearly all the creatures of the wild. There are too many enemies. If their natural foes do not get them, man Kl? a " y , d ?f' for he j s »e greatest killer of them all. FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER Daily Lenten Devotional By DR. GAIUS G. ATKINS The Koad ot the Juniper Tree It is enough: Now, O Lord, lake away my life; . . . and he lay down and slept under a jumper tree Head I Kings 19:1-4. Elijah was a man of driving action, wanting to change his wicked little world overnight. He found out next morning that his reform had failed and he fled; the most discouraged man in Israel. In the main we belong today to the Elijah school. Force and zeal we say, will do it, with some help from organization. So many discordant voices say just that.""Give me the state/' snys the dictator- one more lauy says the legislator: "one more machine." says the industrialist; "one more drive,' 1 snys the crusader; "a united church," says the churchman; and ill chorus, '-'watch us save the world." No one dares to say that something is not thus accomplished but the great, life-changing, enduring gods are not thus secured. These are -more likely inihe end to be roads to the juniper tree whose shadows are cynicism, defeatism and moral des- Thcre is a belter road than of !lie and Enduring, j n Whose gentleness « our strength, our wearing haste, our trust in de\ ices. Teach us anew that, except as the souls of men arc trans- lormcd by goodness and love no evil is ever ended and save us iioiii despairing ot ourselves by FOR Children's .SNIFFLES S PARE your child much or the misery of sniffling, sneezing, and blowing (aue to colcis) by doing one simple thin?. Insert a little Mcntnolatum in his nostrils This soothing ointment will check Enifflins and sneezing. It -will help open his nostrils, enabling him to breathe more freely AlsorubMentholatumon his chest, back, and neck tonight. This will stimulate circulation. Meanwhile, the medicinal vapors will circulate through the breathing passages as a further aid Jn clearing up mucus and soothing: Irritated membranes. You'll be glatj to see hoy much better he feels. MENTHDLATUM St. Patrick Party Is Held at Kensett for Phillips Couple KENSETT--A large crowd attended the St. Patrick's party which was held at the community **". Fr il a T "'S" 1 lor Dr. and Mrs. «· A. Phillips. A program was given, which consisted of vocal numbers and humorous talks. Refreshments were served after which a social time was held by A purse of money was presented Jo Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Phillips by Mayor T. S. Baken. y 5 . COMPORT Dally VaLane Pederson Is Winner of Typing Contest for Month FOREST CITY-Miss VaLane Pederson, business student at V a ,u° r i f 011 ^, was the xvinner of the February typing contest by the American association of Commercial colleges. Miss Pederson received a cash award and a certificate. The second highest record was made by a student in an Oklahoma sch'ool and was 66.38 net words a minute VaLane Pederson is the daughter f w V" d Mrs " "· W ' P^erson « J 1 I anti is a Sraduatc of the! Hardy high school. ' "Here Comes Charlie" to Be Presented at Bradford Two Nights BRADFORD--A three act farce comedy "Here Comes Charlie" will be given Thursday and Friday in the Bradford hall at 8 p. m. Those taking part are as follows: Mrs. Elmer Hofmann, Nelson Lord. Mrs. Ben Fuller, Mrs Leo Hushka, Spencer Mulford, wilham Richtsmeier, Miss Nola Kurtz, Stcril Frasor. Mr,=. Nelson I Lord and Dean Sherwood. Buy cm Automobile You'll Be Proud to Own and Drive . . . It's a real thrill to take hold of the wheel of a newer cot, and discover how a modern car handles--how much more pleasure it offers! You'll be proud of a newer car too, real pride of ownership! And, with spring just around the corner, you'll want to go places, and see things. Do so in a newer car that offers most of the modern, safety features that have been built into these cars in the last few years! North Iowa Used Car Week offers you the opportunity of buying the car of your choice at a decided saving! See These Values On Display Now at Your Dealer's .. .They're Real Buys, Reduced in Price For This Week Only! Get The THRILL of Driving A Newer Car BUY IT THIS WEEK! ^··········MMMHMMBMMMHBMMiHMMMMMHi NORTH JO WA MASON CITY flf^ J ^** n ^ «j Week MARCH 18-25 1937 DODGE DELUXE TOURING SEDAN. Equipped with radio, heater, defrosters, fog lights and U. S. Royal Master 0CT'7r~ tires CpD / O 1937 FORD 60 H. P. FOUR-DOOR SEDAN. Genuine Ford radio, heater and defroster. 1939 license. Gas mileage of 20 to 27 miles to the gallon. Q*/j CQ No oil consumption. vp~rO«3 1938 OLDSMOB1LE TUDOR TOURING. Deluxe heater, dual defroster. Tires are good. This is an extremely low " · mileage car 1936 FORD TRUCK. Long wheel base. New motor with ^O'VC 16,000 miles CpO I D 1937 HUDSON DELUXE FOUR-DOOR SEDAN. Radio arid heater. Excellent mechanical condition 1937 PONTIAC 8 TUDOR TOURING SEDAN. Large trunk. Color, blue. Heater, defrosters, other extras. 1936 NASH DELUXE 400 SEDAN. Color, blue. Trunk, heater. New tires. Is in exceptionally good condition. 1935DESOTO FOUR-DOOR TOURING SEDAN. Dual equipped. Radio, heater. New tires. Exceptionally good (tQ/lCr condition vpOTriD 1937 STUDEBAKER FOUR-DOOR SEDAN. Color, Brown. Good heater. Tires are fine. You can only buy it this week at this ~ ' price 1937 BUICK SPECIAL COACH. Beautiful black finish. All dual equipment. This is a small ~ ~ ~ series $695 1936 I N T E R N A T I O N A L % - T O N PICKUP. L. W. B. 6-ply tires. Mechanical condition, body and tires excelfent $375 on pretty fl»-| fTV »J)lOU 1934 PLYMOUTH TUDOR SEDAN. Mechanical condition pretty good. Tires fair. 1939 license 1938 PLYMOUTH TUDOR TOURING Color, black. Heater. 13,000 actual miles. 1936 CHEVROLET DELUXE MASTER TOWN SEDAN. Very clean Good car throughout Here's Your Opportunity to Own a BETTER CAR... And Save Money Too! There ore many sound reasons why it is to your advantage to buy now. The season is right -- spring is just around the corner. The values are right--dealers have an unusually wide selection of good used cars. And the prices are remarkably low--way below those of several months ago. Here's something else. Many of the cars in this North' Iowa Used Car Week are 1938, 1937 and 1936 models with modern features that your old car doesn't have. Cars have improved greatly in the last few years. And this sale gives you , the opportunity to have these improvements for verv little money! Safety is important too, for every member of the family If you re driving a car with an old-style body or unreliable brakes, this is your opportunity to switch to a safer more modern car, for very little money. And it's good business to trade-in your old car before you run into a big repair bill." Don't delay . . . See your dealer NOW! Bring in your old car . . . Drive out a newer Car! See Any of the Following Mason City Dealers: Birum-Olson Company 316 N. Federal Ave. Cerro Gordo Nash Co. 115 N. Delaware Ave. Foisom Auto Company 19 Third Street N. E. CONSULT THE WANT Hart Motors, Inc. 120 N. Delaware AYC. International Harvester Company 23 Sixth Street S. E. Jewel Motors, Inc. 305 N. Federal Ave. John Gallagher, Inc. 116 S, Delaware Ave. Lapiner Motor Co. 125 S. Delaware Ave. Lien Nelson 612 S. Federal Ave. North Iowa Motors 520 N. Federal Ave. Pritchard Motor Co. 202 First Street S. E. S. and R. Chevrolet Co. 18 S.Washington Ave. The Car Market 18 Second Street S. E, Zenor Motor Co. 21 Second Street S. W. AD SECTION OF THE GLOBE-GAZETTE FOR NORTH IOWA USED CAR WEEK BARGAINS ! ! -

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