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TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1939 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3800 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE LOOK-'OlHi bE-LOW DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . By Scott EYE Entered us second-class matter April 17, 1S30, at the post- ofiice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act ol March 3. 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local neivs published bcreln. FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE BY UNITED PRESS. · 1IEMBEH, IOWA DAILV PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des £!oines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason City and dear Lake. by the year S10.00 by the week S £0 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAB LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITX Per year by carrier S 7.00 By mall 6 months $ 2.75 Per week by carrier...* .15 By mail 3 months % 1.50 Per year by mall S 5.00 By mail 1 month $ JO OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per year...16.00 Six months.. .$3.25 Three months...S'.IS IN ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA peryr...?3.00 8 months..$4.50 3 months..52.50 I month..51.00 Straw Votes On Wane TNEFINITE evidence that the wave of straw vote '·"^.stunts which has struck America in-the past ten years is beginning to leave the people in a cold, if not a little on the resentful side, is contained in a study recently by Norman C.'Meier of fhe University of Iowa.' ·Questionnaires were mailed out to 1,735 editors. /They contained these four questions: (1) In your opinion are newspaper readers interested in polls? .,(2) Do you think public interest in polls Is growing? (3) Do you believe the polls . . ; accurately measure opinion? (4) Do you think the results serve a useful purpose? - .. . Replies came back from 1,040 of the editors-suggesting considerable of indifference on the ·part of the 700 who didn't respond. The most favorable reply from the standpoint of those who win their bread from posing as a public mind-reader was to the first. Seven hundred and forty-one editors thought there was a reader Interest in straw polls. One hundred eighty-seven regarded it as "casual" and 98 said "no interest." To the question, "Is public interest growing?" 428 said yes, 486 said no and 55 conceded that there might be a little gain in public interest. On the! question of accuracy, the count was 370 believers, 254 disbelievers and 259 who thought polls might be "roughly" accurate. The Fortune poll, incidentally, was much more in discount than that of George Gallup. But the significant part of the poll had to do with the last question, "Do the results serve a useful purpose?" There the count was almost even as between those who thought so definitely and those who were openly, critical and those who could see only "a little" good from polls-503, 354 and 145, respectively. ' In the remarks accompanying the ballots, reference was made to the ease with which polls could be used dishonestly for propaganda. Some called attention to the large number of people who like to he on a band wagon if they have any idea which way it is going. ^Back in the days of the literary Digest's ascendancy, its poll was accepted as "Bible." Today, however, the subject is highly controversial, with, a growing number of people believing that reading the' : public mind is quite largely a com- mercial'racket. . ' ". ·:. - ' . ' ' * * * """ Congress Calls a Halt "pOR _six long years the Roosevelt administra- ·*· tion'has been driving the American government deeper and deeper into debt With the public debt approaching a peak of 40 billions, and the president demanding daily more millions for WPA, armaments, and superfluous new deal spending, congress was told that it would have to, raise the 45 billion dollar limit on the public debt, or take the consequences. The statutory limit on public borrowing--45 billions--was set years ago when it was never dreamed that any president or any administration would approach such fantastic debt limits. The president in his budget message said that the country could comfortably 'handle a public debt of 50 billions and tried to coax congress to raise the ante. Economy-minded congressmen and conservative democrats girded for a fight. The white house was warned in plain terms that if the new deal demanded a new top for the public debt, the roll call would put every representative on the spot Faced with a showdown, the Roosevelt leadership beat a quick retreat Secretary of the Treasury Henry J. Morgenth'au announced that' the administration would not ask congress to raise the 45 billion dollar limit on the public debt this session. This came on the heels of an administration announcement by Senator Alben W. Barkley that the new deal does not.favor any new taxes at this time. When Roosevelt leaves office in 1941, the government will be already mortgaged to the hilt of 43 billion dollars. It will take several eras of economy and prosperity to make a dent in such a stupendous public debt. Congress has finally rebelled against limitless new deal spending and borrowing, bv refusing to go further than present debt limits « * * Italy's Freezeout TT MAY be significant that Adolf Hitler in grubstaking his new claim in central Europe by stealing Czechoslovakia didn't confide in his fascist fraternity brother down at Rome. There is evidence that Mussolini wasn't even so much as consulted about plans. ^ PiP 10 " 1 ?^ circle s in Italy have let it be known that the Hitler coup has been the subject of some heated discussion. It's no way for one partner in the real estate business fo treat another part- In fact, the fascist axis-brother was more frozen out than France. Germany's ancient enemy across the Rhine received notice from Hitler that Bohemia and Moravia were "linked to Germany." That is more than Mussolini got More and more Mussolini is discovering that he is just excess baggage to Hitler. The nazi dictator has the Charlemagne complex, and he is out to conquer Europe, the world, and a Tew planets if there is time left. When Adolf Hitler was just another dictator, he needed fascism which was pretty firmly established in point of years in Italy. The Rome- Berlin axis was the result. In spite of the fuss that is publicly made of the alliance with Italy, Hitler doesn't even know il duce is in existence when there is another small country to be stolen. This absent treatment has given Italy a jolt Mussolini must have thought that he and Hitler were to be partners in plunder. Now Mussolini Is just a "good neighbor." Italy has gotten none ot the nazi spoils and'all of the grief. Some day Italy may see the light. lowans seem somewhat divided on the question of whether ths state should put up a new office building or shrink its activities to fit into existent facilities. * * * The legislator who thinks Iowa will be satisfied with something less than the best in higher education just hasn't read the public mind. * » * It's a bit discouraging that the book which paints the middle west in drabbest colors so often has the greatest popular favor. . · · * * * The new deal's prime mistake was remaining in the reform market when the people of America were looking for recovery. ' · * * * Contemporary history contains few more poignant pages than those having to do with the last days of Czechoslovakia. * * * Russia doubtless wishes there was a little of the old "Eastward Ho!" spirit in Germany's recent actions. * * * Government should be measured by the same yardstick that is employed to appraise private business. * * * Somehow the excuses of politicians never sound quite as convincing as their promises. * * * Simile: Busier than maker. a contemporary map- PROS and CONS Some interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges The Farmer Who Had a Rich Uncle Saturday Evening Post: J. R. Howard, former president of the American Farm Bureau federation, tells; in the Annalist, of a visit he paid to a Quaker farmer in southern Iowa last October. "His corn was of unusual yield and quality," Mr. Howard writes. "He was not going either to feed or sell it. The sealing price then was about 20 cents above the market price. He was going to 'turn every bushel over to Hoosevelt and Wallace.' " His visitor reminded the farmer that where, a moment before, he was condemning the administration's every act, he now was approaching it with' both palms open. Was this consistent with Quakerism? "Suppose," said the farmer, "I had a very rich uncle who, in his lifetime, set out to dissipate his entire fortune. Would not I, as an heir, have a right to petition the court to appoint a guardian 9 And.knowing that I would be the one heir who would have to support the old gentleman after his money was gone, why should I not get every dollar I can while I can?" A Desplsefl Tax! Red Oak Express: If by chance you have found your next door neighbor a little grumpy and dis- peptic the past few days or if you have been refused admission to the private sanctum of a businessman you may be sure that either or both have been in a huddle with figures and an ominous looking sheet of paper. It is income tax time. Uncle Sam and his state affiliates are demanding their pounds of flesh because the wheels of government must be greased so that they may deliver services to the public. No one likes to pay taxes but all must pay in one form or another to the end that 25 per cent of the national income goes to taxes in one form or another. The income tax Is a visible tax, and because it is, it is a despised tax. Still it is a fair tax when it stays within the bounds of reason. It is when it rises to confiscatory heights that it is abused and condemned. Saloon Bill Rejected Cherokee Times: Enactment of a liquor-by- ·the-drink law was given a death blow Monday when the liquor control committee of the house voted 11 to 6 against recommending the bill for passage. Pressure for passage of such a measure came largely from Des Moines and Sioux City, where liquor interests were anxious for legalization of the old-time saloon. There still remains before the house the bill to tighten up regulations of beer sales, principal provisions of which is elimination of beer and dancing combinations. This will have a better chance of passage. What Does That Gable Have? Algona Advance: So Mrs. Clark Gable has courteously divorced Mr. Clark Gable, and the gentleman is now free to wed Carole Lombard This will be Gable's third and Lombard's second and how long it will last is anybody's guess What men would like to know, what is there about this fellow Gable for women to rave about? But don't ask your wife; she'd only want to know what there -is about Lombard for men to go "nutty" about! Corn Alcohol As Fuel Creston News-Advertiser: Some time, experts may get the manufacture of corn alcohol down to a place where-the nation's automobiles will generally use it for fuel, but they haven't reached that point yet. If it ever comes, it will prove a great boon fo Iowa farmers, and will stand on its own feet. No law will be necessary to enforce its use but until that time does come, no law can render it much service. MAIL BAG Interesting Letters Up to 250 Words Are Welcome NEW DEAL BEGUN BY TEDDY pLEAR LAKE--As a reader of the Globe-Gay zette I would like to write a few lines in favor of the new deal. The new deal, in the opinion of thousands of citizens in this country, is more than a partisan question. It is really a patriotic effort to save uus country from economical and moral chaos ihe existence; of our free institutions upon a right and just solution of our economical and social problems, and party bias should not interfere with thtir solution. Mr. Roosevelt, the new dealer, was swept into olfice by the greatest majority ever given to a president He was supported by liberal elements of all parlies. In his first term he was backed by a large m ?J° r l t ?J n both branches of congress. As a result of this and the jittery condition of the times many measures put into laws without proper debate proved impractical. Again many other laws have proven beneficial, particularly to the less fortunate. Now in his second term the anti-new dealists, tne conservative democrats and republicans, have rebelled against more appropriations for relief or any new social laws to improve the conditions of the millions at the bottom of society. It takes many years in a democracy to Eet laws enacted for the benefit of the masses, but it seems that organized business can get laws to protect their interests in short order. The McNary-Haugen farm bill was vetoed by three presidents. It was not until Mr. Roosevelt was elected that a farm bill was enacted. The new deal was started by Theodore Roosevelt and its objects will finally be achieved, i£ not by the democratic party then some new party will carry on. GEORGE E. PERKINS MEANT OFF -ife. EARS CRrflCISEO Acfs WORLD -- ouf OF -THE Eqq FULL/ DEVELOPED of 1AOPOLES ARE SMALLER £-f£P5 ALBA-TROSS PAIR ACCOMPANIED B/ CRoSSlUq BILLS COHflNUEO fbMOKJZQYf ·3-2.1 __ Cop. t». JffiTtio* S7!*ax t*. WoW d REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Fifes THIRTY YEAES AGO-The recent trip of W. E. Erice to the east has' resulted in the purchase of five new cars for the electric line which were nought at Philadelphia and will be shipped here within a short time. Every resident of Clear Lake is interested in a report of State Fish and Game Warden Lincoln of Cedar Rapids which is soon to be made to the legislature at Des Moines. This report will recommend the dredging and general improvement of all the lakes of the state affording fishing and boating. TWENTY YEARS AGO-The Woman's Home Missionary society of the Methodist church will meet Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. A. Van Ness, 318 South Carolina avenue. The lesson will be conducted by Mrs. Mary Leach. · j. ,: . - ··. Mrs. John Mann who formerly lived in this city until her husband-leftrfor France; is in the ; city visiting with her sister,-Mrs. E. JV Barlow on Seventh street southwest.'.. Mrs. Mann has been making her home_ with he'K parents in Wauseka, Wis., until this winter, when she Spent it visiting relatives in Los Angeles, Cal. ' " · ' ·· : The members of the Coterie club were pleasantly entertained Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. B. Dick, 61Y South Washington avenue, with Mrs. Jesse Bell acting as assisting hostess. Cleo Dick played several piano solos and the remainder of the afternoon was spent with needlework and social converse. Miss Joe O'Grady and Mrs. Palmer were club guests. TEN YEARS AGO-The Trinity Lutheran Brotherhood met at the church parlors Tuesday evening with the largest attendance of any meeting this year. After the business meeting, a trio, consisting of William Krouse,.Joe Johnson, and Mr. Stoddard sang a number of songs. Luncheon was served after the program by Mrs. O. L. N. Wigdahl, Mrs. Leighton Whipple and Mrs. Anderson. Tim and Tom.Phalen, who have been identified with dry cleaning establishments here for the past seven years, are to open their own dry cleaning plant at 111 South Madison avenue Monday. The new dry cleaning proprietors have lived m Mason City 26 years and were a part of Mason City's contingent in the World war. ABOUT BOOKS By John Selby "AMERICAN RACE HOUSES 1938." by "Satvator" (John Hcrvey) (Sagamore Press: 55.) TI7HEN the third of John Hervey's books on race** horses, "American Race Horses 1938," arrived, it was handed over to a gentleman of our acquaintance who knows more about horses than this department does. After due analysis, he said approximately this about the book-- Books about racing which are not so technical they baffle the average reader are infrequent, but American Race Horses 1938" is one. It not only has an introduction by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, the young Maryland sportsman who has decided to keep Pimlico track in Baltimore one of the outstanding race courses; it is sponsored by him, so that it can be priced reasonably enough for general circulation. Without some such book VYmderbilt says, there would not be available a true and reasonably complete history of a year's racing in this country." Perhaps the finest story told by Hervey, who is qualified by a great many years of study to express whatever opinion he feels, is that of the match race in which Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral at Pimlico. That splendid race made Seabiscuit the horse of the year, he thinks, and not many could question the choice. The story of most of the good two-year-olds are detailed, with significant points in their breeding stressed, but even Hervey missed one that has come to the top thus far as a three-year-old. That one is Ciencia, which won the Santa Anita derby. Porter's Mite, Volitant, Inscoelda, Xalapa Clown, Impound and 12 others are there. Hervey also takes apart and analyzes the mixed three-year-old situation that existed in 1938. He tells of Stagehand's double triumph in the Santa Anita derby and handicap, and of Jacolas fine fall campaign. Lawrin, winner of the Kentucky derby; Dauber, who won the Preakness, and Pasteurized, the victor in the Belmont stakes, are there too. Chief among the handicap horses selected are, of course, War Admiral and Seabiscuit, but the good mares Esposa and Marica are not neglected nor are sprinters like Airface and Wise Prince. There is even a section on American horses which have gone abroad and on steeplechasers. Finally there is an action picture or a standing shot of each horse so that the reader can visualize for himself what the fuss is all about. For which thank you very much, Mr., Hill! Tir Ur. GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening, M. D. ANTHRAX EXTREMELY DANGEROUS r\UHING the World war, when I was an army f~f physician, I saw my first cases of anthrax They consisted of an ulcer on the chin and were traced to the use of shaving brushes which were infected with the disease. I noted with inferest, therefore, that an epidemic of anthrax about a month ago in North Dakota was traced to a lot of infected imported shaving brushes. Anthrax is an extremely dangerous disease, occurring in a number of domestic animals. It is commonly called "wool sorter's disease." This name was attached to it because it was formerly very common in sheep and a wool sorter inhaling the dust from the wool would acquire the pneumonic form of the infection. -. '.: Anthrax was the subject of the famous experiment performed by Pasteur when he [proved that inoculations with a vaccine would prevent an in- fectiou s disease in an infected herd of Eneep _ Today the disease is much more prevalent in Asia than in America. Its ravages among herds of cattle in Russian Siberia are not equalled by any other animal plague. In Great Britain cases of anthrax occur frequently in leather workers due to the handling of Chinese or East Indian goods. There are two forms of the disease in man One, the external form, is similar to my cases in skin. After the incubation period one one to three days, there forms a small red pimple which eventually ulcerates on top. It has an unforgettable purplish, crater-shaped appearance. It is techni- called called the "malignant pustule." · The germ quickly gets away from the local site o£ inoculation, enters the blood stream and goes everywhere in the body. A great many of my cases had meningitis due to the entrance of the anthrax bacillus into the meningeal covering of the brain and spinal cord. These cases are always fatal and in any epidemic about 25 "per cent of the patients die. The generalized form, wool sorter's disease or pulmonary anthrax, shows no external lesion. The patient, who is usually engaged in handling wool, hides or hair of some kind, is seized with a chill becomes faint and prostrated, has pains in the back of the legs and a fever of 102 to 104. There is pain in the chest and cough, and examination by instruments of precision shows that pneumonia has set in. Treatment in the external form of the disease consists m immediate excision of the malignant postule by surgery and the use of serum, which is fairly successful. A curious form of the disease is known as rag picker's disease," but with that profession going out of business it is not likely to be seen very often. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS S. M.: " (1) Exactly what are Impacted wisdom teeth? (2) I read having them removed is a major operation. Is this true? (3) Is it true that a wisdom tooth has no root?" Answer -- (1) The wisdom teeth are likely to prow in somewhat crooked, not crown outward IE they get caught or jammed against the neighboring tooth m the period of eruption, this is called impacted." (2) Removal of an impacted wisdom tooth is often extremely intricate and may re- qu ' r ?,,?" operation which could be called major. (3) Wisdom teeth do have roots Meadow Melodies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center A DISAGREEABLE CLIMATE There was a certain weather man, A conscientious bloke, Who wrongly guessed so many times Became a standing joke. Until, at last, in sheer despair, He wrote his Bureau Chief Suggesting he should be transferred To save himself much grief. And when the Bureau questioned him What might his reason be, He wrote, "Because the climate here Does not agree with me." Marriage Mills wouldn't be among the 'mourners if those industrious justices of the peace over at Dubuque, Clinton and other river cities were called upon to disgorge most of the marriage fees they've been collecting from law-evading couples from Illinois, Wisconsin and other states more advanced in this field than Iowa. This threat is contained in a recent opinion by George Eischeid, a state auditor, who has been examining Dubuque county office records. He said that the money collected by the justices for marriage ceremonies should be classified as civil fees and under the law, justices are permitted to retain only $350 in fees in any year, Two Dubuque justices, M. P. Hogan and T. M. Barrett, according to Eischeid's estimate, have performed approximately 60 per cent of the 3,869 marriages in Dubuque last year. The average marriage ceremony fee charged by the justices was placed at $3. If Eischeid's ruling is upheld by the courts - justices in Clinton, Davenport, and other marriage mill border cities also would be affected. --o-How Big Is Mason City k have heard a great many ·; opinions expressed as to the population of Mason City to be disclosed in connection with the regular national census next year. Some go as high as 30,000 in their guesses. Some cling to the 25,000 figure but I suspect that 27,500 is the figure most frequently mentioned. I have yet to find anybody, who thinks the population has shrunk from the 23,304 figure revealed in the 1930 census. The federal census bureau, which has been dabbling in minor statistics and miscellaneous surveys, is now getting tuned up for the regular 10-year marathon. The 1940 census, according to report, will be the broadest inquiry ever undertaken into the personal habits and welfare of the American people. ·· . . Chief constitutional reason for the census, which occurs each 10 years, is to redistribute representation in the house of representatives and to govern the distribution of funds to states on a population basis. But there are numerous human interest by-products which the next census will check. In addition to the questions on population, members of the family, parentage, and home ownership, the next census will make a searching checkup on unemployment, individual income, the question of home rent, living conditions, number of bathrooms, number of persons per' room in each home, and other;, economic questions. Armed wjth this' information, the Bureau "of the Census can OBSERVING make deductions which will be useful to various government departments a n d administrative agencies. Of chief interest in the 1940 census will be the number of Americans who are employed, the number of aliens in the United States, and the number of aliens who are holding jobs: Throughout the depression the federal government, state agencies, labor-organizations and private surveys have done some strange guessing on the number of unemployed. These range from the national industrial conference committee's estimates to the American Federation of Labor figures and from the department of labor's estimates to private guesses. Certainly in 10 years since the name depression was coined, America is entitled to a competent census of unemployment and unemployables. Make Everybody Stop ^~" t have come reluctantly to' believe that every intersection of two arterial highways should be protected with a full set of stop signs. I have in mind that place east of Waverly which came to be : known as "Death Comer." · Since the erection of stop signs for traffic on both roads, there hasn't been a death, I'm sure, and' I haven't heard of even a minor accident. Doubtless there have been individual motorists who haven't been affected by the stop signs at that corner. And this would be true of stop signs at any intersection. But the chances are rather remote that two darned fools will come along at the same instant. And so I'm. persuaded that the one most effective way to preclude death at arterial intersections is to require everybody to come to a stop. I'd rather waste time than lives. IFF!) ays 1 To THE MASON CITY LITTLE THEATER RADIO DRAMA DIVIsroN--for some bang-up production from KGLO. I sat in on one of these recently and was amazed by the ingenuity exercised to gain the sound effects. Incidentally there is a really heavy load on the man at the radio controls. I had the feeling that even Orson Welles, universally ranked as the foremost authority in this field, "would have been pleased, with this particular production. If YOU have been missing these productions every other Thursday night (9 to 9:30 o'clock), you have been the loser. The next play is scheduled lor Thursday night of this week. . · - . · ' · ' . ' . · ' ANSWERS to QUESTIONS By Frederic J. Haskin For an answer to smr question of fact write tie "Mason City Glote-Gaielle In- form.lmn Bureau, Frederic 3. Uiskln. Director, WajhlnjloD, D. C." Flew" ,ml three (3) cents postage for reply. . "cua When did congress pass the law declaring 3.2 beer non-intoxicating? D. W. Congress signed the bill making 3.2 beer legal on March 22, 1933. The beer went on sale on April 7, 1933. How many .calories in grape juice? E. A. There are 75 calories in 120 grams or one-half cup of grape juice. What kind of time does Mexico use? F. K. Mexico uses Central Standard Time as used in the U. S.--that is of the 90 degree longitude--except for the northern district of Lower California, where Pacific Standard Time is used. Where was the first zoological garden? J. B. In China, founded by the first emperor of the Chou dynasty, who reigned about 1100 B. C. It was called the Intelligence park. What is the largest news print mill in the worlrt? J. S. It is probably that of the Canadian International Paper, company at Three Rivers in Quebec, Canada. The largest manufacturer of news print paper in the world is the Bowaters Paper mills, an English company which has several mills in England and one also in Newfoundland. In what direction did Alexander Hamilton face in his duel with Aaron Burr? C. H. Hamilton was on the tipper end of the ledge when his duel with Burr occurred, and in this position he faced the morning sun. Hamilton was clearly outlined against a projecting stone. 'Burr stood among the trees ten paces away. Who was Horatio Alger, author of boys* boohs? R. II. Alger was born in Revere, Mass., in 1832. After graduating at Harvard in 1852 he became a teacher and journalist, and in 1864 a Unitarian minister. He moved to New York City in 1866 and his experiences there in trying to improve the conditions of street boys are reflected in his writings which include over 100 books. He died in Natick, Mass., in 1899. Who made the first cold cream? B. F. Galen, a Roman. His formula is essentially the same as that used_ today. Give a short biography of A. J. Cronin, author of "The Citadel." G. C. Cronin was born at Cardross, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, on July 19. 1896. His education began at the village school and was continued at Dumbarton academy. In 19H he began to study medicine at Glasgow U. In 1919 he was graduated with honors and then embarked as ship's surgeon on a liner bound for India. There followed various hospital appoint- ments. While working in South Wales he took two higher medical degrees. In 1924 he was appointed medical inspector of mines. Subsequently he started practice in the West End of London where he amassed a large and lucrative practice. But-in 1930 his health broke down and while convalescing in the West Highlands of Scotland he wrote "Hatter's Castle 1 ' which was published in England and in the U. S. in 1931 and also translated into five other languages. What emperor worked as a laborer in shipbuilding? T. R, To advance his naval program, Peter the Great sent a large number of Russian nobles to Italy, Holland and England, admonishing them not to return until they had become good sailors. He, himself, went incognito to Holland and hired out as a common laborer to a Dutch shipbuilder. He' was soon recognized and subsequently went to Amsterdam where he worked on building a frigate, learning its construction from start to finish. Who wrote the old poem beginning "The clothes-line is a rosary?" F. D. Julia Ward Howe. PUZZLES, TRICKS, AND MAGIC This is the title of our newest booklet, just off the press. Thirty- two pages of fun and diversion for everyone, in the form of mathematical puzzles, word puzzles, enigmas, a maze, tricks with pencil and paper, and simple magic. Fully illustrated. Though mainly a form of recreation, puzzle solving is a fascinating way to sharpen the wits. Order a copy of Puzzles, Tricks and Magic without delay. You can depend upon it to pep up your parties and to banish dull moments at home. Ten cents postpaid. --Use This Coupon-The Globe-Gazette, Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for a copy of the new booklet, "Puzzles, Tricks and Magic." Name Street or rural route City , State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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