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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEE HYMHCATB NKH'SI'Al'KIt Issued Every Weeli Day l»y the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street LEE P. W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOlD L. GEER - Telephone No. 3SUU Publisher Managing Editor - - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE 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 all local news published herein. Macon city ana Clear Lake. by tic year 57.00 SUBSCRIPTION KATES Lake. . I .15 Mason city and Clear ar 57.00 by tire week OUTSIDE MASO.N CMCX AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier 57.00 By mall 0 months ... Per week by carrier .... J .ID By mall 3 months ... Per year by mail .. 34.00 By mall i month ... OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year.. . 5000 Si* months... .53.00 Three months._?1.75 ,... 52.00 . 51.25 . 5 .lu Present sufferings seem far greater to men than those they merely dread.--MVY TWO TROUBLE CENTERS rpWO rude shocks have been administered to the po- ·*· litical harmony of the world, one by Japan, the other by France. Japan issued a manifesto amounting to a declaration that she would make it her business to see that other nations kept their hands off China, financially, commercially and politically. It was a notice of Japanese control of Asia. France smashed all hope of disarmament by a bristling note to England saying that German re-armament had put any agreement out of the question and henceforth France would look to her own security. In a world situation that had seemed to be gradually easing off from recent tensions these two brusque declarations were a signal for new alarms. They spotlight the two focal points of most of the dangers that threaten peace, and the reactions which are bound to follow are anxiously awaited. There will be consequences, without doubt. Neither Britain, Russia, nor the United States can afford to sit idly by while Japan extends her military and financial empire over all of Asia. Consolidation of such a grab would give Japan world domination beyond any hope of challenge. 1 The European situation precipitated by the French note may be the crucial tug-of-war in the struggle over the Versailles treaty which has been the heart of European politics since 1919. In that time France has yielded a little, consenting to such concessions as wewv forced upon her by other powers anxious to iron out Franco-German relations. Now she has dug in her heels, and declared a policy of no further concessions. Nothing has happened yet, and it is not sure that anything will. But it becomes ever more apparent that either France or Germany must yield something if there is to be any great length of peace. Their conflicting lines of policy are rapidly converging to a point of collision. One or both must stop. FACTOR'S INVENTORY I N A CHICAGO hotel room one night recently John (Jake the Barber) Factor jotted down a few figures on his three-year battle for freedom. Carelessly he traced on paper: Settled all claims $1,300,000 Loss on investments 550,000 Attorneys' fees 250,000 Ransom TO.OOO $2,170,000 With Factor as he recounted the cost of his fight was a deputy marshal awaiting official documents from Washington which will eventually send Factor back to the prisoner's dock in England. Federal Judge Philip Sullivan has ordered Factor taken into custody on warrants issued January 10, 1932. After various and sundry adventures in Chicago Factor will be returned to England to face charges of swindling British investors. Whatever Factor may have done to unsuspecting English investors, he feels that he has squared accounts with the world by aiding .in the prosecution of the Touhy gang. He feels that because of taking the witness stand against the Touhy gangsters he saved "more than one poor devil what he went through." Factor doesn't begrudge the $TO,000 he spent to escape the Touhys as much as the 5250,000 he spent for attorneys to escape extradition. "My lawyers cost me more than 5250,000," Factor complains, "which is a lot of money in any man's language." America managed to get its diplomatic hands on Samuel Instill after two years, but England has not yet been successful in bringing back Jake the Barber. Drawing a comparison between these two famous fugitives, one cannot help but conclude that attorneys took them in tow as long as there were funds and fight left. Greece managed to relieve Samuel Instill of $100,000, but the Athenian attorneys were pikers compared to what John Factor paid for his two years of disturbed freedom in Chicago. 0 HOW SAFE IS YOUR HOME? rpHlS week, set aside locally as cleanup and paintup ·^ week, would be an excellent time to take inventory of the home safety factor. Most good drivers insist on a thorough spring check-up of their cars, but how many, do you suppose, insist on a timely inspection of their homes for hazards that may cause serious accidents? How about cleaning out all that old junk that das been piled away in basement or attic during the winter? Much better to burn it out behind the house than to have it catch fire in the home. And why not clean out the accumulated material that has been piled on the attic stairway--the boxes and suitcases and jars and other things that invite bad stumbles and falls? And while we are at it, let's repair that loose stairway railing--and replace those worn electric cords-and anchor down those slippery rugs--and fix up that dangerous stepladdet. There's plenty of work for all of us to do--right at home--in the interest of safety for our families and ourselves. Pertinent or Impertinent The Crusaders have consecrated themselves to "the defense of constitutional Americanism." They'd better put on some whiskers or they'll be recognized as the same birds who a few short months ago were bending their energies to a nullification of the eighteenth amendment of their now sacred document. The honest man at last! The member of the British house of commons who said: "After all, it isn't that we can't pay our war debts to the United States; we can pay but we don't want to." It must be admitted, of course, that some who are saying the liquor isn't as good as it used to be wouldn t like the old liquor as well as they used to. That's what age has done to them. OTHER VIEWPOINTS CLARENCE KNUTSON'S OPPORTUNITY, Don L. Berry in Indianola Record: Clarence Knutson of Clear Lake, in his campaign for_the repub- can nomination for governor on a gross income xx. platform, could hardly have had better campaign material supplied to him than the tax law enacted by the special session of the legislature and just now going into effect. For complications, uncertainties, petty detail, and nigh cost of administration, this law "s a wonder of wonders. . A g-ood many people look on the Knutson proposal as not a system of taxation at all, but merely a plan to raise money with no relation 'whatsoever to tax justice. But even the most radical opponents of its principles must find a potent appeal in its simplicity and probable economy of administration in comparison with the monstrosity with which we are now la- Doring. By contrast Knutson's plan appears a haven It also has the merit of a definite replacement of other taxes by proposing to allocate the proceeds back into the local taxing districts. This is a safeguard we do not recall having seen in any other proposed plan of tax reform except the Beardsley bill. Most of the reformers are obsessed with the idea of first replacing the state levy, naively assuming that the temptation to additional appropriations will not quickly absorb all the new revenue. The Knutson gross income tax plan is almost bound by circumstances to receive new supporters as the public wrestles with the details of the present tax law. But a good many voters would like to know where Mr. Knutson stands on the general principles of republican party policy. The Iowa election this fall will be important mainly as it reflects the reactions of Iowa voters to the hifalutin experimental plays of the national administration. Thousands of republican- voters deserted their party two years ago because of dissatisfaction with the reactionary tendencies in the party, and the inability of its leadership to sense the problems of the common people and make some headway toward their solution. But not many of them, voted to be made the playthings of a bunch of visionary experimentalists. They are ready to come back if they can have the assurance that they are coming back to the repub- icanism of Theodore Roosevelt, McKinley and Lincoln, of Dolliver. Larrabee, Cummins and Kenyou. The republicanism of Harding, Coolidge and Hoover is not appealing to them with its accompaniment of Dougherty, Mellon and the New York financiers. Knutson's state reform tax plan may be well enough in its way. Few governors nave ever been able to deliver the legislation they advocated in their campaigns. The great question in selecting a governor is to know the spirit in which he ·Hill meet, as they come up, the many problems which are not now foreseen. On these matters Mr. Knutson has not yet opened up adequately. If elected governor he -may never have an opportunity to sign a gross income tax bill. It has to pass the legislature first. Governors don't enact laws. But he will have to pass on many other matters of equal or greater importance. Where" does he stand and what crowd does.he train with? TRUE TO THE SOCIALIST TYVE Council Bluffs Nonpareil: It is said that Tugwell is a mild mannered man. Host socialists are of this THE FUTTXRE OF A KNEE-ACTION CAR Forest City Summit: When these new knee-action cars get a little older will they get knock-kneed ? EDITOR'S MAIL BAG DAILY SCRAP BOOK BUND MAM EMPLOVEP By -THE ROYAL LoNDoK -THE COIN? DE-fEcf -THOSE. OBSERVING « g^awagasw^^ ft 3.H THE OLD DAYS IM 'TrlE U.S., THE LOWEST LETTER, PosTAQE. WA5 6 CENT5 TOR. A LETTER WRITTEN OH ONE SHEET oF PAPER AMD 4OINCJ NoT MORE-THAN 3O M1LE5-, -THE SAME RATE WAS CHARGED FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PAqE- -THE. ONLY OUTDOOR MONUMENT IK PENNSYLVANIA] WHICK is TINTED TO LOOK HUMAM AND LIFELIKE is THE STATUE OF /Wary (Jem. /son. , HUE WH ITE SQUAW, A PENNSYLVANIA HEROINE AND. A PRESBYTERIAN,WAS-ERECTED BY FATHER WILT- WHALES ,R£.cfbR .OF_THE 01-P_UESUIT_M15S1ON, AT_ORRTANNA , ADAMS," co~ 4-25 DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clcndenlng cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters frum readers, \\'heu attentions arc of genera] interest. However, they will be taken up, in order, In the daily column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan ClendenlnK, care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. EARLIER DAYS Onlly Cwtipllntlim of IntiTi'Ntlric lU'im frtmi lj- ami 'J'lilrtj- Vwir« AJ.I" nlcs of the Olnbt- "By LOGAN W-ENDENINUt M. 1). BODY NEEDS SUPPLIED ENERGY S OME ILLUSTRATIONS, which attempted to convey graphically just what a calorie is, were given yesterday. For instance, a calorie is the amount of energy which will raise a ton about one and one-half feel. . This leads us to some interesting calculations. Even in bed, an adult of average weight uses up 1,500 calories. So at the lowest limits of activity your body requires enough energy to raise a ton a little less than a half a foot. Where does all the energy go to ? Most of it is used by the heart iii pumping blood through the vessels. If a man weighing 150 pounds were to be converted into a sort of elevator and his heart used as the engine, and it started to raise him through the shaft of a modern office building, the heart would land him on about the fiftieth floor in the course of 24 hours. Dr. ClenOenlnff the chemical energy Yes, even while you One mustn't think of him as scooting up to the fiftieth floor as a modern elevator does. The point is the time element. The body's pro. cesses as an engine are slow. In " one minute he would rise only about a foot. Besides the work of the heart, body energy goes to moving the chest in breathing, moving the muscles of the intestines, thousands of eye movements, tongue movements, · of nutrition, are lying in bed,' your body is doing plenty of things. Where does the energy come from to do all these things? Of course, from calories in the food. And here again we come across some surpris- ·ihc wort; of the ing calculations, heart, if it were The greatest energizer--that is, attached to an etc- for quickest and most successful form valor machine it of human energy--is sugar. It doesn't would raise a man make much difference what kind of ot iso pounds oo sui? ar, although the simplest is the floors in 21 Hours. b£ J t But s . n s e ordiliaryr g rariu i a ted sugar is more familiar than any other, we will use it as an example. A lump of granulated sugar, THEY'D LIKE TO BUY I VER at Estherville not long ago, a group of farm folk got together and considered what they would like to buy if they had the money. Thirty-two families were represented and one spokesman for each farailj listed Its desired expenditures. The total, to draw upon a report of the meeting was 570,000. First came farm buildings, ?27,000, next replacement of worn-out farm machinery, 56.000. Then livestock, $3,000. Other items included hardware S2.000; house furnishings, nearly. ,$2,000; dental and optical work, 51,000; harnesses, ?1,000; automobiles, ?3,000; luxuries, including clocks and radios, 5500. The estimates were hurriedly made. There is no suggestion that they were accurate. They wouldn't need to be to bring home the point that in American s.griculture is an enormous potential market. All that's needed (and we would not minimize this assignment) is to get the ball rolling again. When farmers can sell with a profit, they'll buy with eagerness. And when farmers buy with eagerness, industrial workers will have a job. "We have all the pieces for our economic picture, to change the figure a bit. All we need is somebody smart enough to fit "em together. Or maybe if the hindrances are swept away, these pieces will arrange 'hemselves. Putting a "copyright" line over a feature story which no other newspaper would wish to copy is a device employed by some newspapers to lure the unwary into reading a thoroughly punk effusion. THOUGHTS ABOUT MOTHER'S DAY HAMPTON, A.pril 24.--So few of us really appreciate mothers until they've gone. I remember when my own mother "went home." I felt I must tell everyone to be more considerate of his or her mother, because the time is so short and every little inconsiderate act returns to haunt you. But, you know the story of the man in hell who wanted to return to earth and warn people? Who ;vould listen? One little old mother told me that she hated to open letters from some of her children'because "they never write unless they are in trouble cr need money." At one funeral I noticed the children who had been helpful and loving showed less grief than the others. Maybe their grief wasn't less, but it should have been. If you've given your flowers in forms of love and service while people can enjoy them--a funeral should be easier to bear, (though I abhor funerals on general principles and declare I'll never "sponsor' one iu our family.) Hysterical weeping is a poor sign of past devotion. It doesn't help the one gone nor those left. It is so much waste of energy, and would be much more effective put to good uses before deaths and funerals. Saying it with flowers and candy is all very well but most mothers would prefer letters and calls scattered through the year than to be swamped with attentions on Mother's Day. Few of us write often enough to our mothers. It's surprising how many watch for the postman. And have you ever experienced that vacant feeling around your "innards" when the letter you look for fails to arrive ? j If your mother's gone beyond the delivery service ; you could write some mother who hasn't a daughter i or son left to write to her. I What did I tell you about the man in hell? Of I course, vou wouldn't listen! I " VIRGINIA ALLIN3ON. ot sugar has the as usually served. weighs about five grams, a n d as sugar has a value of four calories per gram, we find t h e astonishing fact that half a caloric lump Of granu- energy to rafse a hundred men one and lated S U g a r has one-hall feet. enough potential energy to raise 100 men a foot and a half. The body is not a perfect machine, however, and uses only 33 per cent of the potential energy of foods. TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Itorn A P1UL 2t This Date--William Marconi, b. 1874, pioneer wireless experimenter. He was NOT the discoverer of wireless telegraphy * * Oliver Cromwell, b. 1599, lord protector of England. *' Viscount Grey, b. 1862, English statesman." Anne Reeve Aldrich, b. 1860, American poet and novelist. Thirty Years Ago-A. C. Griffin departed this morning for an extended visit throughout Minnesota and South Dakota. A portion of a cut bank on the Iowa Central, ncai the small town of Moore, caved in Monday night, burying the track for a distance of two or three car lengths to a depth of three or four feet. Saturday night the store operated by Air. Mealie at Freeman was entered by robbers and it is reported that something like 30 pairs of shoes were taken. Capt. H. I. Smith was able to be out. for the firs 1 time since Thanksgiving day. The members of the Board of Control of the Ode Fellows home, who have been in session for the las few days, completed their work last night and thei took the" train for their various homes, to meet again in July. Twenty 1'eurs Ago-VERA CRUZ--Eight more sailors were Killed fighting yesterday which gave the Americans contro of Vera Cruz. Mr. and Mrs. Wcise have returned lo their bom in Davenport after a visit at the H. F. Lincoln horn and with other relatives and friends. WASHINGTON--American marines and blue jackets today gained possession of the breastwork on the railroad to Mexico City. Nelson O'Shaughnessy iekl to nobody in my liking for trees. Nobody could be more critical of some of the things that have been done in tbc name of "conservation" by a corps of youngsters armed with axes and irected by somebouy wiiose main dca is that trees are a blot on the antlscapc. I could make the same obscrva- ion with respect to ponds and akes. North Iowa has been made, griculturally speaking, by drain- ge, I grant, but it is improbable hat in the whole world there is a ike area in which as many ex- .mples of ill-advised drainage could e cited. Having observed thai, let me get .own to the business at hand, which ·5 comment on the views of some of ur botany professors that the de- truction of trees or the draining of akes are largely responsible for the lust storms of late. To make such :laims, it seems to me, is to de- ract from the very many and sub- tantial reasons for preserving our recs and bodies of water. For a proper perspective, we must go back to frontier days when Iowa, s'cbraslta, Minnesota and the Da- rcotas were mainly waving prairie grass. Trees were the exception ather than the rule except along treams. Many a pioneer eschewed irairie land in the belief that "if it won't raise trees, it won't raise :rops." If we're going to place the blame u man for what's happening, let's be fair and concede that the fault ies in having turned under millions if acres of prairie sod. Nine-tenths of our dust comes from our plowed liclds and from our roads. If what is now agricultural land n these four or five states chiefly beset by the dust storms of late had lever been pierced by a plow, it is doubtful that even such a combina- :ion of drought and high velocity wind as we've experienced these few days would elevate much soil into the air. The removal ot trees may have had some effect but it is infinites imal hi comparison. I venture that .he man-planted groves which have sprung up since the white man took over this territory more than offset the trees which have been removed from a standpoint of wind and soil erosion resistance. Whether the removal of lakes anc ponds has had any effect on rainfall is a debatable question. Tin. superficial indications arc tha there is a connection between thL bodies of water and the precipita tion in a given area. At the same time, however, then are authorities who contend, witl supporting evidence, that the mois lure which descends on the uppe American representatives at Mexico City, had been handed his passports by Huerm and is preparing tc leave the city. Ten Years Ago J. E. Blythe spoke to the members of the- Wa Tau-Ye club at its regular Tuesday luncheon at the Hanford hotel yesterday. Milo J. Gabriel, most worshipful grand master o: Iowa Masons, will be a guest of the Mason City lodges under dispensation Friday. Approximately 300 colored folk of Iowa are going to visit Mason City June 24-26, when the annual state convention of the lodges of the Knights of Pythias i. to be held. PRAiRSE POETS Once a Week I'raluro Edllml l»j Ixra Mallory I.uko 01 Hampton, Secretnry of the Jowft Audior's Club, and Dedicated to (lie liulldhiK L'p of a Distinctive Io«a Poetry. Mississippi valley in the form of ain and snovr has its origin iu thr julf of Mexico or in Hudson's Ray ar to the north and that local lotHes of water have little or "u iffcct. It is to say the least a debatable jucstion and the glib assumption ol , few of our botanists along this ine Is out of harmony with the icholarship they attribute to thcm- iclves. luive read your account ot the tomato pltiut in California." writes Mrs. Ernest V. Jlson, rural route No. 4, Mason City, living near the beet sugar fac- ory). "Now let's hear about un owa tomato vine, a volunteer «il- o. 'Lust fall I obtained some good Id Iowa soil and fertilizer for my ouse plants. And lo, just before Christmas, the nicest little tomato )lant you ever saw came up out of his good old Iowa dirt. "Now. Mr. Eye, we lowans are « iright bunch of people. For even' me who came in ancl gazed at my house plants' just oh'd and ah'd over my 'cute little tomato plant.' :hey all recognized it right away. ~Ian you imagine that? "Well, anyway, my tomato plant s about 12 inches away from the ,op of the window. It has lots of blossoms' on it and I'm very, very proud of it. "By the way, Mr. Eye, I wonder low many housewives have looked n their cupboard recently and noticed all the things that are grown or made in Iowa. "I have, and I find most evcry- ihing with the exception of coffee. ;ea and spices. "Will you look, please. "Now. thank you very much for the time it has taken you to read this book on--Iowa." chanced upon this intern-sling answer to the question, "How much gold coin ctin rfn American have in his possession?" "Under present regulations," said the reply, "an individual is not permitted to have in his possession gold coin in any amount with the exception of rare coins which have a numismatic 1 vcilue to collectors." --o-^--.^ marvel at the acuteness oC |E!^ some folks' obsei-vation. vE' There's the case of P. T-l.. for example, who can pick up a package of matches and tell whether its owner is right or left handcil. If you're right handed, you pull the matches off from one side; if .left handed, from the other. It's of such stuff that detectives are made; BY FREDERIC'J.HfcSKIN, DIRECTOR G L O B E - G A Z C T T E INFORMATION BUREAU IN WASHINGTON Are there any countries besides Great Britain on whose possessions the sun never sets? ]". F. Possessions of France and Holland are so far flung it is always daytime in some of them. What kinds of questions cannot be handled by your information bureau? I. T. D. It is not equipped to give opinions about anything. That is the province of specialists. Lawyers give legal opinions, physicians give medical advice but this bureau confines itself to statements of fact. Ask any questions of fact, write plainly, and send coin Or stamp for reply. Address Frederic J. Kaskin, director. Washington, D. C. When was the first dentiil college opened in this country? J. 1). The first was established in Baltimore, Md., in 1840. It was the Baltimore college of dental surgery, which offered its first courses Nov. 3 that year. The first state to enact a law for licensing dentists was Alato 1682--Birth of democracy in America; William Penn proposed to his colonists that they make their own laws. 171»--A man who had been a failure as a writer until he was 58, an ex-convict, a bankrupt and a snob, published in London the best-selling novel of all time: Robinson Crusoe. His name was Daniel! Foe; he changed it to DeFoe because he was ashamed | of the humble position of his father, a butcher in St. j -pile rain is over now In the recent Federated Club poetry contest Mar e-aret Peck of Des Jloincs used the name of Young . loet as her nom de pbnne. Mi« Peck graduated from | tarna m ISW^Tbe law went in East high school, Des Moines. and while in high school was associate editor of the high school magazine, The Quill. In 1931 she won first prize in the poetry division of- the National High School Awards contest judged by Lewis Allen, editor of Harpers. While attending Drake university she placed seventh in a national poetry contest for college students. In this contest, her poems were ranked third by the poet Jessie Rittenhouse. At present she is teaching science in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 in Newton. She has a pet snake named Silas, which the children love to hold, and do so by paying the price of one earth worm for his welfare. Miss Peck finds it very easy to share the children's enthusiasm for the stars and birds and "signs of spring." She also finds in science a wealth of material for writing. Miss Peck has a real hobby-stars! She is the owner of a telescope and now she can watch the birds pass over an April moon in their spring migration. She loves the woods (particularly at tbis time of the year when all is lufc-h and green and lovely) rain, perhaps because she was born in April, friends, poems, chocolate cake, going home to spend the week-ends with her mother, and being young. She dislikes all things domestic, (admits that sewing simply gets her down I and prunes. Her poems have appeared in the following publications: The Magazine World, Younger Poets--an anthology, Current Literature, The Tan.-iger, Silk of the Corn, Midland Schools and Drake Times Delphic. Last summer her poem, One Can Be So Sure, represented Iowa in the State Book of Star Poems at the Century of Progress. .Tuly Rain is the second poem to be used Giles, Cripplegate. 1783--For the first time a balloon rose as high as 1,000 feet, flew as far as a mile. The brothers Montgolfier, Joseph and Etienne, first balloon experimenters, after using envelopes of paper, filled with fire smoke, finally built one of fine linen, 35 feet in diameter and "with a capacity of 23,000 cubic feet. in the series of poetry contest awards. JULY RAIN By Margaret Peck -the moist, clean air One Minute Vulpit--Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.--Proverbs 27:3. Disposes of the languid, heated day, And in the flowing gutters children play And noisily embark their sailboats there. The drops of rain are poised on every leaf And glisten from an errant ray of sun, The netted roots, beneath the verdure run. And open-mouthed, drink in with deer, relief. A robin sings--the rain is over now, The clogged and panting plants with green are dyed. Now shall the grass, long dead, receive new birth: The emptied clouds across tbc zenith ride, While beaded drops shine on the evening's brow. And rain, subsiding, animates the earth. effect in December, 3842. Where is the earliest publication of the opening prices on the stock market? K. S. The 10:30 a. ru. editions of the New York papers carry the opening quotations of the market. The ticker reports the 'quotations immediately upon the opening of the market at 10 o'clock. How much docs it cost for one unit of a city fire department to go to a fire? K. S. Estimated at about ?2S. What does the French word, Tuilerics. mean? C. A. Tile works. On the site of the works was built the former Royal Palace. Do you offer assistance to school children with their essays and e.\- ainiuations? W. If. This bureau does not write essays for school children or help di- j rectly iu preparation for examina- j tions. To do so would defeat the j purpose of the teachers' assign- | ments. References are gladly fur- | nished for essay and debate material. If you wish to know what books to consult for your school work, write tu this newspaper's information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C., including coin or stamp for reply postage. When was water first taken on locomotives while in motion? ,1. K. The system of taking water on the fly from tanks between tracks by trains was invented by Ramsbottom in 1859 and was first used on the London and Northwestern railway. What haw become of the Olyntpia, flagship of the late Admiral George Dowry? I/. C. The ship is now in Philadelphia. A hill has bwn introduced in ton- gross "to provide for the use of t h r j U. S. S. Olympia as a memorial to ] the men and women who served the ! United States in the war with Spain." This bill lias not as yet been passed. Js Kichmoml Hobsun still alive? L. C. Yes. Where :ould I sell a Ni'iv York J?erald, dated April jr. J803. giving an account of I'residi'nl; .Lincoln's assassination ? ft, C. Old newspapers are not as valuable as the average individual frequently believes and there are more old newspapers on the market than one realizes. You might correspond with the New York Herald-Tribune. How many men have been cared for at St. Dunstan's, the home for Great Britain's war blinded men? . r. About 2.000 men. When did JL horse owned by the Aga Khan win the English Derby? S. T. D. In 1930 Blenheim won with H. Wragg. How much will IJoiiUlt'r thuu rais^ the surface of the Colorado river'.' K. A. .Up 582 feet. How nuiny prime numbers belon 1,000? F. T. Excluding unity, 1G7. Where was Buffalo Bill bom? J. W. William Frederick Cody (Buffaii. Bill) was born in 184G in Scott county. Iowa. He died in Denver, Colo., Jan. 10, 1917. What is the architectural style in which the Washington Cathedral is being built? N. G. It is the fourteenth Century Goth- AUNT HET By Robert Quillui "Emmie is too good to Jim. There ain't nothin' a man enjoys l i k e feelin' sorry for himself w h i l e sewiu' on ;i button."

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