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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 14 · 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 E«t St»t« Street Telephone No. 8801) LEE P. LOOM1S W- EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOJtD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS whlci 1 exclusively entitled to the me for publication at all oiw dupatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all local news. MEMBER IOWA DA1LV PBESS ASSOCIATION, with Dei Molnes news and business oHIces at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Mason City ud Clear Lake, Kason city and Clear Lake, by the year S7.00 by the week i .10 OBISIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAB LAKE . Per year by carrier S7.00 By mall 0 months Jjf.28 Per week by carrier .... S .W By mall 3 months $1.25 Per year by mall S1.00 By mall 1 month t 00 OUTSIDE 100 SIttE ZOKE Per year. ...J6.00 Six months....$3.25 Three months...51.76 JUST WHO'S PROGRESSIVE? . rpHE Hearst newspapers in a recent editorial damning ·*· Senator Borah through the medium of faint praise leveled their guns on Herbert Hoover. Turning back from the new deal to Hooverism would be "abandonment of insanity for dementia," the writer df the editorial suggested. Throughout the article there was considerably more about the former president than about Senator Borah, and the final paragraph was as follows: "This newspaper supports for the presidential nomination another progressive, Governor Landon of Kansas, but it heartily indorses the fight against reactionary republicanism which Senator Borah is so ably and patriotically conducting." It's easy, of course, to speak of "reactionary republicanism.". We would like to see the term defined a bit, however. We would like to see one of Mr. Hearst's extremely smart young writers name one single particular in which Herbert Hoover would be pegged as reactionary and Governor Landon pegged as progressive. The fact of the matter is that Mr. Hearst doesn't like Herbert Hoover because he can't and never could control him. One can only infer what his Interest ia in Mr. Landon. For months this newspaper has been contending that Mr. Hoover would be serving his party, best by a clear-cut announcement that he is not seeking arid would not' accept presidential nomination. We weary though at Having William Randolph Hearst, an old-line democrat if ever one lived, teli the republican party who its presidential nominee shall be. It is almost as absurd as Ham Fish, a silk stocking New Yorker, trying to pawn himself off as a progressive shouter for Senator Borah. Neither he nor his father before him has had even a speaking acquaintance with the word in its true meaning. -- 1^1 ii n --EXPLAINING APRIL TF YOU haven't given thought to April, allow it a mo^ ment. April is unlike every other month of the the year. No matter what the calendar says, it lies between winter and spring. It is neither winter nor spring. It is bracing and springlike, it is calm and- summerlike, it is tempestuous and winterlike Everyday is a new day. · --./And that is what makes Aprfl. interesting. · Who wants one day to follow another with unperturbed calm? Who wants "one.sunrise to be modeled after another; one sunset the exact replica of the one preceding? People-demand variety in this life. They insist up on variety in food, in amusement, even in work and labor. There is nothing so mysterious about April. 11 appears on the calendar in answer to the prayers and desires of human beings for variety. It offers roaring tornadoes. It furnishes its dash of cold and its mantle of snow. And then in its tender moments, it projects blue skies, stimulating air, little green tendrils of grass and flowers" as they push upward, swelling buds of trees and shrubs; and finally, most welcome of all, the return of birds. The poet has done very well by June, and by -the deep snow and ice of winter,'even by. the melancholy days when fall winds send scurrying leaves across the streets, moaning on their way. But the poet has neglected little April. For sheer versatility, she has it on them all. She has what the boys call fire but she can be so sweet, so gentle, and so tender. WAR CAN'T BE REFINED W ORLD diplomats again.are debating the question of poison gas in warfare. Italy is being accused of violating an agreement entered into by civilized nations of the world .back in 1925. Poison fumes have been turned loose on the defenseless Ethiopians whose offense seems to have, lain in occupying the territory wanted by Mussolini for expansion purposes This strikes us-as being a rather futile question for debate. The obvious fact is that war is not an implement of civilization. So long as nations,are so barbaric as to settle their differences by killing--and this seems to be the going method--rules designed to "refine" war will be worth something less than the paper on which they're written. We do not intend here to convey the thought tha- war can be wished or prayed out of existence. It'! just as real and just as imminent as if it were some thing desirable. America lives in a world where mass murder still prevails. To survive as a nation, she roust be ready for come what may. What we're saying--and all that we're saying--is that the world has no right to call itself civilized so long as international differences must be settled bj brute force. ANOTHER "PAPER PROFIT" ·TOTAL expenditures by the United States govern ·*· ment in March were $578,423,967. Total receipt were 5751,698,137.96. That leaves an excess of receipt. over expenditures of $173,274,170.04. Although this does represent the second monthl} surplus of the federal government since the depres sion got underway, tie picture isn't as rosy as tba fact might suggest. There's a joker in the fact that the treasury show ing a Month-by-month surplus ordinarily can add a surplus for the month of March 173 million dollar over and above all expenses. The joker is revealed in the concentration of in come tax payments during March amounting to 41 million dollars or 23 per cent rise over March of a yea ago. Other internal revenue rises by 54 per cen above the previous March, 291 million dollars againf 189. All things considered, the country's budget worrie are not over : Haile Selassie, the canny little man at the head f the mountainous African country opposing Mus- olini's legions, now may find mother nature his trongest ally, one more helpful than league of nations auctions. Another item of hot news would be the driver who vould turn to his companion and say: "Here, take the rheel; I'm too drunk to drive." Buga Baer suggests that the only lesson learned rom the World war was not to light three cigarets n one match. Thus far that promised tax reduction has been uite largely confined to conversation. What must the colonel's Maryland neighbors think bout him seeking office in Iowa? The evidence grows that Japan's last bite out of Manchuria remains undigested. The PROS and CONS DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott THE CASE FOR ALF LANDON William Allen White in the Emporia, Kan., Gazette: t happens at the moment that young Alfred Landon is ur governor. He is typical of our state. He has thrived n Kansas politics for a decade. He is a businessman, airly well-to-do, who has made his own business suc- ess. He is no genius. He is no political giant. He is good, starightforward, clear-visioned, hard-working oung man in his late forties. He has continued as overnor of Kansas the forward-moving program which Kansas has been slowly working out through passing nd changing political administrations for 30 years, le has administered, without crossing his fingers, the udget law which a republican legislature presented o Landon's democratic predecessor. We have under iat law of necessity a balanced budget, for which ,andon deserves due credit. But more important than that, under Landon's leadership Kansas enacted a cash asis law, and when a Kansas town or county or the tate balanced its budget it stays balanced or some me is automatically ousted. We have taken care of our own poor, our unem- ployables, the chronics. We have administered under he set-up of Landon's democratic predecessor the na- ional relief measures, without bias or partisan corruption. The relief dollar in Kansas goes more direct- y to the poor than it does in any of our surrounding commonwealths with democratic governors. The Wash- ngton records will prove this. A republican legislature under the leadership of Governor Landon has worked out in a few days laws which put Kansas in full co-operation with the national government's relief measures, while democratic legis- atures in Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri have been wrangling for months doing imperfectly what we have done so quickly and so well. Probably at the national convention, Governor Landon's friends will present him and his record for consideration. They will not claim that he is a superman. They will not point to him as a miracle worker. They will not compare him either to Lincoln for wisdom or Coolidge for parsimony. They will say to the nation, here is a Kansas product, a straight, diligent prudent, conscientious young republican who was a good soldier, and has made a public record which has held Kansas ui ine for the republican ticket in a time of democratic idal wave. We believe he will grow under the terrific force of his higher responsibilities into a competent president. No one knows what he or the times will de- V : ait he will'go forward and not back. That we know. He will co straight and not devious into his work, we make no bond for anything else. Take him « leave him He stands shoulder high with any of his fellow candidates and if he and his friends are too modest to bra* their hopes into realities, and if he loses by Ms modesty, --well the game is not worth winning by ballyhoo, Morover if the republican party does not name some such-honest, clear-headed high-v^oned, liberal republican, on a broad-gauged liberal platform, the country will suffer for the selfishness of the republican leaders. _ "SOAK THE KICK" IS A FRAUD Ray Sperbeck in Swea City Herald: You recall how most of us a few years back repeated parrot-like, that "ten tier cent of the people own ninety per cent S tte weaUh oftnis countV Well, that one is out, you probably know by this time. Busybodies PTMddmg around found in fact the mass of the people own three- q^arters of the wealth-17 million of thes fflI milton houses and lots in.this country are owned by the common people; we, the people, owned 50 billion dollars' worth of farm lands at 1930 prices; we, the people, own another billion dollars' worth of personal property, not to mention a vast amount of stocks, bonds and other securities; all of which comprise three-fourths of the nation's wealth. That helps to give us a sharp realization of the force behind the forecast that we, the people, must pay the greater part of the taxes which are bound to follow the profligate spending of an unwise government; Nothing else can come of it--if we, the people, own the greater part of the wealth, then we, the people, pay the greater part of the taxes. Likewise, the corollary of the two foregoing propositions is that soak the rich or shore the wealth schemes are plain frauds, ana politicians who promote such schemes know they are frauds. For direct evidence, examine the federal government reports on income tax returns of corporations and individuals in the upper brackets. Collections from these sources are appallingly small compared with what the government spenders are demanding for- their ambitious programs. » ·«!» WE'RE WAITING FOR A POSTOFFICE, FRANK! Marshalltown Times-Republican: So far the name of Earl Hall hasn't been suggested for governor but Earl's public activities have wide future possibilities --if it were not practically impossible for a good news guy to get anything politically except now and then a postoffice. . _ JOURNALISTIC JEALOUSY Rockford Register: Some of the criticism heaped upon this gentleman (Jay Franklin) and the Iowa newspaper for which he ·writes--at least that originating in North Iowa--is motivated by journalistic jealousy more than any other thing. WALKING DELEGATE AT LAST! Manly Signal: Al Smith, who is slated to go^ to the democratic national convention in Philadelphia has threatened to take a walk. Now we know what is really meant by a walking delegate. THE CRIME IS GETTING CAUGHT Clear Lake Reporter: "If you don't get caught it's all right," is the attitude of too many people today. c BV ^ SFWE-TIME; BETWEEH r 798 ANPI66 i"- I" m !., 1086, ,'i^V i2,iz AMP l6b 13,loo HOUSES BURNED , -THREE. DA.YS FLOOD OF 1913 I N l t l E Q r l l O VALLEY CLAIMED 415 LIVES A.N f 180,000,000 o^ PR-OPEPlVi OF OVER. 40O BRIDGES ANP OF ASIA, , r\ WOMAM FORBIDDEN-To MARRY SHE REACHES A CERIUM HEIGHT 5T. BARNABAS AMD EN-TOMBED -CYPRUS WE.K3H-T/ 6-fAMP oF 192-8 __ c^: · i "^i ; "^'^v~^ ; !^ ra r^Xj^fi;''^,;^^*^* 3 DIET and HEALTH By LOUAN CLENDEMKG, M. D. ILLNESS CAN ALTER CHARACTER I T IS COMMON observation that various kinds of sickness may entirely change a person's character. It is the exception to find people who remain patient and cheerful under the hammerings of pain and disability. So we get the irritability of the gouty, the moroseness of the dyspeptic, the abnormal excitability of the thyrotoxic. In many instances it is easy to link the personality change to the disease. But, on the other hand, it often happens that a friend or relative may be seen to be completely disintegrating. The change is charitably put down to old age or business worries, when, as a matter of fact, it is definitely linked with an organic disease. This is especially true of the condition known as "myxedema," which is due to "the stoppage of the secretion of Hie thyroid gland. That condition commonly occurs in wom- Dr. Clendening e a past middle age. The patient gradually becomes very heavy, and with this there goes an extreme sluggishness of mental reactions, slowness of speech, slowness of muscular movement, and lack of initiative. In fully developed cases the diagnosis should be very easy, with the heavy, sleepy countenance and hard infiltration under the skin. And yet, although it has been described often enough, patients all too frequently drift along without any diagnosis being made. In a report of seven cases it was found that six of them had gone on for years without diagnosis. '' Examples of the predominance of personality changes, which mask the real condition, are as follows: Every pleasant afternoon in a certain American city) a handsome, middle aged gentleman took his wife out for a ride. The contrast between his spruce bearing and hers was noticeable. As she sat beside him, she looked like an image of Buddha. The sallow, brown skin, the puffy, expressionless face and the sinister appearance in general, resembled the great god. Everybody thought she was queer. This change had been from an energetic, responsible woman, and it went on for many years, almost wrecking her children's lives, until someone made the diagnosis, prescribed thyroid extract, and restored her to almost her youthful vivacity. Up until the age of 26 a salesman was of a jolly, buoyant disposition and lived happily with his wife. About this time be began to have difficulty in doing his work as rapidly as before. "He would outline a plan of action involving a number of details, and if ] did not watch him," said his wife, "he would get things all mixed up and not seem to remember what his plans were." He began to bloat but it was nol healthy flesh, his hair fell out and he complained of being cold all the time. Twenty-two years after this condition had started he was given thyroid extract for the first time. Within a month his speech became very much more rapid and his ideas clearer. He perspired for the first time in'many years. He was so changed in appearance that some of his customers asked him what had become of the other fellow who used to come around there. Recognition of the condition is all the more important because of the frequent improvement under treatment. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG HOOVER HAD HIS CHANCE MASON CITY--Herbert Hoover is starting his campaign by raising thunder with the new deal. This- new and brilliant 1936 model Hoover is the same old 1929 and 1933 model Hoover who assumed a do noth- in* attitude while he was president. And now that we are getting back on our feet, Mr. Hoover has the audacity to criticize the new deal for what it has done. Does Hoover want to return to the days of 3 cent hogs and 13 cent corn? The farmers do not. Mr. Hoover had his chance when he was in office, but he failed to take advantage of it. This fact is well known and remembered by the American voters. LEE BROWN S30 South Jersey Avenue, TOMORROW AFMI, IB BJ CLARK KIXNAIKD EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-John McCarthy of Sac City is in the city for a visit with relatives. Mrs. Blanche Hanes left today for Charles City where she will visit for a few days and then go to Portland, Ore., where she will make her home. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leeds and baby of Kansas City are in the city for a visit with relatives. Miss Grace Niefe of Plymouth was in the city yesterday for a visit. The price of eggs has begun to soar in the metropolitan market and in New York City they are sell- ng for 25c a dozen. G. E. Downing left today for a visit at Hawkeye. The ice at Clear Lake disappeared this morning and the -white of that gem of the northwest shows summery ripples. Twenty Years Ago-Miss Ruth and Glenn Klemme, students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, are spending the day in the city visiting with relatives and friends. Principal F. M. Hammitt of the high school left today for Chicago to attend a conference of principals of high schools affiliated with the University of Chicago. Bubbling fountains in the park and other public places have been put in service for the year. The cutoff valves were opened yesterday. Mrs. Rebekah Menzie and daughters, Sadie and Ethel, left last night for a visit with relatives in Anderson, Ind. Mrs. E. Fender left yesterday for New Albion for a month's visit with her daughter. Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Mielenz 'left today for their home in Omaha following an extended visit 'in the city with relatives. RUTALITY IN PRISONS XCKPXION, NOT KULK witnessed an interesting mo- fevie recently. The brutality _?** practiced on prisoners in a outhern prison was Its theme. The ctlng, directing, lines and plot were 1 admirable. But I question that it as helpful to American citizenship, left the impression that all penal stitutions were thus operated, hen, as a matter of fact, few--^or one--are. In short, the story was based on i exception which served to divert ttention from the fundamental fact iat crime, not prison excesses, is merica's foremost problem. What done with -those who refuse to ay the game according to rule isn't alf as important as preventing this reach of the rules. Generally speaking the prisons id penitentiaries of this country re as efficiently managed as any overnmental service. The movie hicb. leaves the contrary impres- on is of doubtful value indeed, as I eeit. CITIES MERGE FIRE, 'OLICE DEPARTMENTS ·^ can't quite see how it will Sg work out successfully but S?"rm watching with interest he attempt being made in three Vmerican cities to combine police nd fire departments. The cities, ach with city manager government, re Oakwood, Ohio, population ,497; Coral Gables, Fla., population ,697; and Gross Pointe Shores, ,Gch., population 700. They are re- pective residential suburbs of Dayon, Miami and Detroit. The pur- ose, of course, is economy. Oakwood's department of safety s composed of 15 full-time men, in ddition to the city manager, who s its active head. Two captains, one ergeaut, two firemen, eight police- iremen, and two other men who lerve as telephone operators, court ailiffs, and ambulance drivers make up the personnel. Two crews, ach composed of a captain, one ireman, and three police-firemen, vork 24 hour shifts on general po- ce and fire duty, while two police- iremen and the police sergeant are ssigned to police duty. At the end f every month all police-firemen hift into another position, to equal- ze number of hours served on night luty. All men are equiped with fire ighting paraphernalia, in order that they may assume the duties of firemen when an alarm is sounded. Men in police duty also respond to fire alarms. Oakwood has had a class m'e rating from the National Board )f Underwriters every year since 1930. The total cost of the department for 1935 was $33,873. The 18 blue-uniformed members of the Coral Gables department of Ten Years WASHINGTON--Daniel F. Steck, democrat, is the senator from Iowa--not'Smith W. Brookhart, republi can insurgent opponent of administration policies am supporter of the LaFollette-Wheeler ticket in the las election. The senate so decided yesterday by a margin of four votes, 16 republicans joining 29 democrats in recommending the unseating of Mr. Broofchart who has held the place for one-third of the term. A half hundred .representatives of Farm Burea: women, boys and girls clubs, high school and junio college, and Globe-Gazette correspondents were in at tendance today at a news-writing school held unde the 'direction "of' H. J. Metcalf of Arnes, publicity specialist. Mrs. Eva M. Taylor, who has been visiting Mr and Mrs. R. T. Humiston, returned to her home in Colby, Wis., today. The Rev. L. B. Russell of Gladbrook was chosen as pastor of the Grace Evangelical church here. ALL OF US By JIAHSHALL JIASLD! Notable Births--James J. Jeffries, b. 1875, one time heavyweight champion pugilist Stanley Bruce, b. 1883, Australian statesman Henry 0 Havemyer, b. 1876, sugar magnate Lita Grey Chaplin, b. 1908, second wife of the comedian and actress John Lathrop Motley, b. 1814 in Dorchester, Mass., was the American who wrote the best histories there are of Holland, The Rise of the Dutch Republic and The History of the United Netherlands, after he had been a failure as a novelist of the American scene. .Martha Skavronska was b. 1679 in Lithuania, daughter of a peasant who sold her to a soldier as a slave, became Catharine I, empress and sole ruler of Russia at 46, thougli she could neither read nor write Russian. The last Romanoffs were descended from her. · · » April 15, 1912--The "unsinkable" Titanic, largest ship in the world, sank, and 1,635 lives were lost. One of the survivors, Charles Herbert Lightoller has been in five other shipwrecks without suffering injury--the unsinkable Mr. Lightoller! There were numerous persons who went down with the Titanic, and yet survived. They were forced up to the surface by compressed air and managed to grasp pieces of wreckage which kept them afloat until saved. BEAUTIFUL TO SEE T'HERE is beauty a-plenty on this wide earth, wait 1 ing for the eye, the mind, the heart, waiting oni to be found A great field of flowers is beautifu startling to the eye Bend low and pick one tiny almost unseen flower, smaller than the little finger nail of a baby, and see how delicate, how exquisitel planned, that small thing is A tree with all it green leaves is fait- indeed. That... .same tree strip ped of its foliage, standing bare on the hillside, may b grander still Home is a fair place to be, horn where a family's heart should be Go away from that home, come back to it after long wandering- how fair that homely place seems to the returnin man! Doing the family wash, that's drudgery Se a woman in the yard, putting the wash on the line Observe the graceful movement of her arms abov her head as she places the clothespins The farm er's life is a hard one Have you ever seen farmer standing on a knoll, his day's work done, look ing out over his fields and his trees, well content? Little girls can be awfully silly But there I beauty in that flushed, secret delight of a little gir who is treasuring her first compliment from a BO' The killer may make the blood run cold But there is a terrible beauty in the mountain lio crouched for the kill, in the hunting eagle soarin high over the hill Some work is dreary toil, bu there is beauty in the swift precision of a mechani who knows his job. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Ar.d though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries; and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so thai I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.--I Corinthians 13:2. OBSERVING public safety are regularly assigned ;o either police or fire duty, policemen working nine hours a day and firemen 48 hours on duty and 24 hours off duty. A police emergency makes them all policemen, and a :ire alarm calls the policemen to ::re duty. This city is also rated in class one by the underwriters. Salaries paid the 18 men amount to J31.200 a year. In addition to regu- ar police and fire duties, they are responsible for the painting of all street signs and traffic signs, and municipally o w n e d automotive equipment. They maintain the fire stations and fire alarm system and municipal automobiles, and pay the expense oftheir target practice by reloading ammunition for other safety departments in the area. Grosse pointe Shores, which has no business establishment of any kind, has 13 men in its combination fire aad police department. Three men are on duty at all times, work- ..,,· eight-hour shifts. One policeman is"always at the station, and two patrol the village in radio-equipped scout cars. None of the men may leave the village without permission even when off duty, and not more than four ever leave at one time. These employes live in low-cost apartments in the village hall. The average per capita fire loss in this little city for the past five years has been 19 cents, and it has a class six rating from the underwriters. Salaries for the 13 amount to $28,890 a year. --o--: WOULD MORGUE A'ISIT MAKE YOU CAREFUL? ^^ see by the papers that a S^ Chicago judge is trying to s impress the folly of reckless driving on motorists by requiring traffic offenders to visit the morgue or Che county hospital where victims of automobile accidents mav be viewed. His method has been to lop off a part of tt»e fine assessed if course is agreed to by the defendant before him. Interestingly enough, not many of those arraigned are desirous of saving money in this way. They prefer to pay the full amount and avoid the gruesome experience. I used to think that this was the one best approach to the problem, of recklessness. Right now, however,, I'm not sure about it at all. I would be inclined to believe that those with an adequate amount of intelligence can be - appealed to in a straightforward way. Those without such intelligence would not be much touched by the appeal of gruesome- cess. On the whole I am convinced that some good stiff jail sentence would be a very much more effective de-,..s?5 -terrent of reckless ..driving than a"^ visit to morgue or hospital. Answers to Questions By FREDERIC J. HASJilN PLEASE NOTE--A reader can get the answer to any question of fact by writing Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. Please inclose three (3) cents for reply. . At the beginning of the World war which of the belligerents was the strongest in the air! G. T. France and England were the best prepared in the beginning. At the close, Great Birtain was the strongest. Today, France is the strangest. Tell of a painter, Jan Steen. F. M. Born at Leiden, 1626. Became a pupil of Van Goyen, whose daugh- :er he married. The paintings, St. "licholas Day, Human Life, and Marriage Feast, established his reputation and he ranks as one of the 'oremost artists of the Dutch school. 3is genius is best displayed in home and family scenes. He died in 1679 Who was speaker of the house of representatives when it was decided :o count all members present to es- :ablish a quorum, although not all voted? A. G. . Tic-mas B. Reed wa chosen speaker in 1SS9 and inaugurated the 'Reed rules" which counted quorums in this way. In what year of the last haU century have most immigrants come to U. S.? G. U. In 1907, when 1,285,349 were admitted. What was Hans Wagner's largest salary as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates? E. M. It was $10,000 a year. Are there any co-operative colonies in South America? G. R. The Pan American Union says there are many. Some of the larger colonies are: Londrina in Southern Brazil, Mennonite colony in Paraguay, the American colony in Panama and the Consumers' society at Buenos Aires, Argentina. IS there any estimate of the number of abortions occurring annually in U. S.? V. M. Estimated at 681,600, causing 10,000 maternal deaths. Where was The Bohemian Girl first produced? J. G. The opera bad its premiere in London in 1843, and in New York in 1844. Is the Golden Gate bridge or the Sari Francisco-Oakland bridge suspension bridge? C. G. Both are suspension type. How deep is the Mississippi river near New Orleans? C. D. At low water stage, 226 feet deep about 20 miles above New Orleans. Give history of Fleet street? L M- Fleet street, formerly called Fleet Bridge street, is in Londom and runs from Ludgate hill to the easi end of the Strand. It is named for the Fleet river. In early chronicles of London many allusions are made to the deeds of violence in this street. By the time of Elizabeth it hart become a'favorite spot for shows and parades. Formerly it was noted for its taverns and cot- eehouses frequented by such literary personages as Ben Jonson, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson and Charles Lamb. It is now the center of Brit- sh journalism. How does the income ot the broadcasting industry in England compare with fat of the United States? E. C. Gross volume-of business done by the broadcasting industry in U. S. during 1935 estimated at ?87,523,!48, while the amount of money for roadcasting service in England during the same period is estimated at $9,590,770.' In what part of Burma are the ruby mines? W. N. The principal town in the district is Mogok, 75 miles northeast of Mandalay. Has the Petroleum Administrative board gone out of existence? J. H. Replaced April 1 by a new agency, the petroleum conservation division. Strike Up the Band Take a holiday and see some of our great -national shows. Follow the crowds with Haskin. The Globe-Gazette offers its readers a new kind of publication which lists the big annual events all over the Union. There are pictures and descriptive matter for every state. No matter what your station in life may be, it is possible for you to witness many of these great celebrations, carnivals and mass gatherings. They are a true picture of the American people at play. The events may occur near your- home, or they may be^ right where you are going for a trip. There are two companion booklets in this series called Natural Scenes and Famous Places. If you have never seen them, by all means order the three at once. They will tell you just what you want to know about the big sights this grand country offers. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, o. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents for the booklets checked on the list below. .... Annual Events 10c ..... Natural Scenes .. : .....10c .... Famous Places 10c Name Street City State

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