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MARCH 21 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE (Ett^ A Lee Syndicate Newspaper - Issued Every Week Day by the AIASON CITV GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY. 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 3800 WILL. F. MUSE W. EARL HALL. LEE P. LOOMIS ...-.. ..... Editor Managing Editor .Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to tt or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCIUPTION BATES Daily, per year. .57.00 ence is made to the county assessor bill, designed to remove assessment and valuation work from its present hodge podge status and place it on a scientific basis. Those who contributed to the killing of this bill will be in no position to criticize anybody for any view of taxation, in the opinion of the Globe-Gazette. They have demonstrated quite conclusively that they do not wish to take the politics out of taxation. ~~«».j. f-' j---· - - - _ Daily, per week la Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Dally, per year by carrier ^ 7 '92 Daily, per week by carrier '·Jj Daily, per year by mail 4 ^° 6 montns. $2.25; 3 months, 51-25; 1 month -50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6.00 6 months $3.25 3 months 1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter Necessity is a violent 5 REVOLUTIONS IN 7 MONTHS ' npHE wag who referred to one of the Latin American countries as a "one-horse republic with a speed of two revolutions per year" must revise his rating on Peru. The past week saw Peru's fifth revolution since last August. There has also been a revolution in Bolivia and Cuba is still seething under Machado's repression. Aswero \Vrtte yimr iuixstlmi plainly and ,srnd ivllh a ccnt.s In coin nr slnmn.s ^i tlie (ilobr-Guzctto I n f u r m n l l n n Itirreuu. Frederic -I. Ilu.skhi, Director, Was hi HR Ion, 1. C. AN APPRAISAL OF W, A. JESSUP A DAY or two ago the Globe-Gazette pointed to tho fact that the University of Iowa investigation up to this time has been devoted to seeking out a few minor shortcomings, in the administration of a huge and rapidly developing institution of' learning. It was observed that i£ the process were altered to a constructive basis, a thousand triumphs by the administration of this institution could be shown and they wouldn't be of the debatable kind either. Another Iowa newspaper, the Marshalltown Times- Republican, has approached this question from a little different angle. In an editorial headed "A Useful Citizen," Editor Moscrip considers in a constructive way some of the contributions to this state made by President Walter A. Jessup in his fifteen years at the helm of the university. Because it is a fair appraisal oE Dr. Jessup and because it contains a possible indication of what other newspapers of the state are thinking about the travesty temporarily halted at Des Moines this week, the Times-Republican editorial is being reproduced here in its entirety: "In many communities service clubs, chambers of commerce, Legion posts and other civic bodies annually : select the individual -who has rendered the most distinguished community service during the past year. If such custom prevailed in Iowa the one man who would stand head and shoulders above all others would ;' be Walter A. Jessup, president of Iowa's state univer- ' "Fifteen years ago this man was selected to direct the affairs of this university. In the judgment of educators the marvelous growth and development of this institution during this period is without parallel .m the history of higher education in the country. Tn* rounlnumbers Jessup aas brot ?6,000,000 of Q. Can phonograph records prepared for electrical transcription be played on a home phonograph? R. S. A. No. Altho apparently similar they are made for radio purposes only. Q. How muny times was Henry Clay a candidate for president? C. W, A. In''1824, 1832, 1844 and 1848. Q. Was George Bernard Shaw ever accused of plagiarism? J. C. A. On one occasion when accused, Shaw is said to have replied: "If I find in a book anything I can make use of, I take it gratefully. My plays are ful of pillage of this kind. Shakespeare, Dickens, Conan Doyle, Oscar Wilde, all is fish that comes to my net.' Q. Did Marie Louise of Austria have a 'lover With whom she curried on an affair? F. A. A. Marie Louise deserted Napoleon when he wa: on his way to Elba and returned to Vienna with Count Neipperg. While Napoleon was at St. Helena Marie Louise lived openly with Neipperg at Parma and she bore the count a son shortly after the death of her exiled husband. Q. Where is the largest macaroni factorv in Iowa located?. C. E. " A. In the books which we have consulted we have found" but one macaroni factory listed in Iowa. It is the Crescent Macaroni and Cracker company, Davenport, Iowa. Q. Was the composer Fuccini « rich man? S. C. L. A. He left a fortune of $1,000,000. Q. Who said that us soon as Isiws arc necessary for men they arc no longer fit for freedom? E. K. S. A. Pythagoras. THE OBSERVING can't think of a more human expression of a love for children than t h e p l a n evolved by one Mason City businessman who is purchasing dog ligenses 'or youngsters who can show that otherwise they would not be able to meet this obligation. The humanity of it lies in this man's recognition of how close to the heart of a boy or girl a dog can be. Few tragedies of adult life quite equal a child's parting with his pet, thru death or other cause. I rise again to salute this unnamed benefactor of Mason City's youth. --o-presume that adults will be ; able to profit as largely as children from the advice contained in the following release from the safety first committee of the Iowa district of Lions clubs: "Do not step into the street thru parked cars, or from behind any debris. "On the average street a parked car takes up one-fourth -of the width of the street. When cars are parked opposite each other they DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author o£ "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. ClendGiiIni; caimot rtlaiinoBC or Give personal answers to tellers Irom renders. When questions arc of general interest, however, they will be tattn up. In order, In the daily column. Address your Queries to Dr. Logan Clendehlng, care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. take up half the width of the street. The motorist is driving, therefore, in a much narrower lane. "When the child steps into the street thru parked cars, there is a real danger of accident, as the motorist does not have an opportunity of missing the child owing to the parked vehicle, or debris. "And, in the street where there are parked cars, the motorist does not ha\Je good vision or any notice of the intention of the child to cross he street. "Streets were made for cars and oving vehicles. Cross wallts were lado for children. "Use the cross /alks." ·--o-- . know that persons who have g been disposed to criticize lo- JPun'tSes'may-pay "the 'cost tif sen£kitig crippled'children to':this'institution for'treatment. In the institute they BO-BROAD WAY By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE N EW YORK, March 21.-- An explorer named Gordon MacCreagh rose to his full height the other day and told a crowd of dames that women are becoming disinterested in cooking and as a consequence, men have to devote more and more thot to food, if they .are. to i get a. square meal,: .; ., ' are,treated without charge because the income from ·foundation funds outside the state pays operating costs Hundreds of Iowa children have been treated in this hospital. Marvelous cures have been recorded. "This money came to Iowa for two reasons. First, B'ability and character of Jessup. Second, the ability and "character"of the state's educational board. "When the assembly created this board to control the state's higher institutions of learning it builded peaks . better even than its own members realized at the time. The board was intended lo be nonpartisan and continuous. Terms of members were for six years. Two members of the present board have served since its organization. All members of the present board have served at least twelve years. . · "The board has been exactly as it was designed to be--nonpartisan and continuous. These qualities bave borne fruit. The millions of money Jessup has been able to bring into the state could not have been procured without the promise of a stable, reliable governing board behind the institutions in which funds were to be invested. A great achievement cannot be accomplished overnight. . . "This money, let us bear in mind, is not brot into the state to earn an interest return for the loaners. It is an investment in human welfare on which the mi - vestors can gain nothing aside from the satisfaction if of rendering a valuable service to their fellowmen. "Will the legislative committee which la conducting an exhaustive and expensive investigation of this Insti- i tution recognize these unquestioned facts in its report? "It would probably be asking too much of frail I humans to suggest that the members of this committee go to the root ot the whole trouble and explain lo tlie people of the state when their work has been fin- « ished just what they found to be the real c^.ses back of the investigation." T. B. LAW SHOULD BE ENFORCED riOMEHOW the Cedar county insurrection against *^ tuberculin testing of cattle hasn't been very convincing up to this time. Even the march on the state capitol this week by the enraged protesters was more , entertaining than impressive. If the whole situation is indicative of anything it that there has been a pathetic lack of leadership in the disgruntled areas. Perhaps it would be better to say that the leadership has been of a faulty character, the kind to be expected from a Milo Reno. In most of the North Iowa counties, where there lias been an intelligent and progressive brand of leadership, the law has been accepted as a benefit to farmer and public alike. The farmers of Cedar county are objecting to doing what has been done in good spirit by farmers elsewhere, not only objecting but In- ?sisling on doing an illegal act that would nullify all '· the progress made in the tuberculosis-free counties. Governor Turner has been fair and courageous in N telling Ihe "insurrectionists" that the law must be enforced as long as it is a law. It is to be hoped that. jg the legislators will recognize that while highly vocal. § the delegation it received one day this week is not to : accepted as the spokesman for farmers generally. The purpose of the law--promoting public health- Sis unassailable. The effectiveness of the law can be E attested to by every community where?, it hag been observed. The legality of the law has been passed on by "the highest tribunal. It should stay on the books and tie enforced in quarters where there isn't a voluntary ·.-·observance. A GOOD TAX BILL FAILS T HE one moat rndebatably good provision of Ihe proposed lax relief program was decisively dc- fcalcd in the house of representatives Friday. Ilcfer- 'American women fofj'that coines word that Oscar of v'tiie sWaldorfviieyeri'cpoka at home and wouldn't think of venturing a suggestion. RECOMMENDATION-- If you're fond of poetry- real poetry -- step around to the nearest book shop and invest in a copy of Roy Helton's "Lonesome Water," a collection of lyrics breath taking, vibrant and altogether exquisite. Helton is of Kentucky mountain stock -- and his songs deal with the primal human emotions of the men and women who roam the valleys and scale the He is a poet whose art is supported by the stock market. He quit school teaching to watch the ticket and control sufficient dough to be able to write poetry,' which, he gravely asserts, is much more important than stock dabbling. A few more Roy Heltons and none of us would lie awake anights worryin' about the crushing influence of the machine age. r-ABBAGE FOR PA--Now that the numerous "foun v ders" of Mother's day have buried the hatchet got together and decided among themselves who reallj started it all, let us boys start out on the Irail of thi miscreanl--Ihe varmint--who started "Father's day.' I voice here the sentiment of a number of Mai Parents who declare that unless something is done to improve the quality of the Father's day brand o cigar, there's gain' to be trouble. JUST FOLKS By GRATITUDE "A thousand thanks to you," he said And went his way. Another who had begged for bread Had naught to say. He took the gift without a wort!, Risked seeming rude, As if he'd neither thot nor heard Of gratitude. Two men befriended turned away And journeyed on; One had a thousand thanks to say, The other none. Of him who glibly spoke, no more Was seen or Known; The other, ere the year was o'er, Repaid the loan. cal charity and welfare ef- orts on the grounds that "there's oo much overhead" will overrule at. nee the sentiment expressed in the allowing interview: "I have heard people ask the qucson: 'What is the percentage ot verhead in the expenses of socie- es engaged in caring for the noor?' "The more overhead, the better, the job is successful. That is, of ourse, if in overhead are classed all xpenditures except the money that caches the poor in cash. " 'Do you mean to say,' the skep- ical ask, 'that it is a good job when t costs $75,000 in welfare workers' alaries and in rent, to give away 25,000?' Of course not, and the .75,000 would not-be spent iri giving xway the 525,000. The $75,000 would JE spent in showing poor families low to get on a self-supporting basis and helping them to. get there, which is the aim of modern charity. -."And, again, the ' ?25,OOQ, ns necessary as it might be, would be an indication more of the failure of ,he society's main object than of its success." Obviously nobody could attach much weight to such a radical no^ tion. The man must be crazy. Such nonsense. Disgusting. The insanity commissioners ought to examine lim. Who is he? Nobody but Walter S. Gifford, corn song. But in the ordinary use, there are three or four other forms of pronunciation more acceptable to us lowans. And speaking of the Iowa corn song, I would like to go on record as favoring the Legion's version which goes: "We're from loway, loway; I'll have you understand, it's the best state in the land, etc." I submit that's better than "State ot all the land, joy on every hand." have more than once reflected on the practical psychology employed by shoe dealers. In the days of my youth J Knew that I wore a size No. so and so shoe. But now I confess I can't say for certain. Only the shoe man knows and he has no inclination to tell me. He has his own private marks, placed on the inside of the snoe as a means of identifying size, last, and so forth. But it conlainn no information for the customer. The rule commonly used is for the clerk not to ask the customer what size. The idea is to fit Ihe customer to the size and width which tho shoe fitter considers best suited to the customer's foot, size itself being of secondary importance in tlie retailing of footwear. Shoe dealers remember how in tne old days the question of foot size was delicate, tc say the least. The woman who successfully poured herself into a Size No. 4 couldn't be induced to step up to a size larger, regardlcsa of the type of last. Now there's a lot more common s.ense present in shoe purchasing and I suspect, the shoe man himself is entitled to most of the credit for that fact. --o--· believe I've found the conn- try's quickest thinking man. More properly, I should say, that I've heard of him, thru a mutual acquaintance. And before I cite my reason for thus identifying him, I'll say that I marvel at him more than I admire him. For here's wlmt lie did: Accosted one day on the street by a panhandler, he put into practice one of his old theories. "No, I won't give you a quarter. But I'll go in with you and buy your POSTERS TEACH RUSSIAN WOMEN POSTERS designed to instruct ignorant mothers and 1 fathers are widely distributed in Russia by the department of maternal and infant welfare. I have just seen a set of them and consider them interesting and useful. They are brilliantly colored and striking in design, and while they probably would be thot unconventional and avcn too daringly frank by prudish minds, they must do a great deal of good in a land where most of the population cannot read, and where for centuries they have treated expectant mothers and mothers who Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America THE HIDDEN ROAD (Read Luke 17:20-37. Text, Luke 17:20, 21). The kingdom of God is not coming visibly--for the kingdom of God is within you. (Goodspeed). We are always demanding a sign, some outward and visible' manifestations of the kingdom's coming. Perhaps we are sometimes cheered by illusions. Once Jesus compared the kingdom to the yeast which a woman hid in the meal, till the whole was leavened. Spiritual things are spiritually discerned, and deep. The operations ot grace are internal, invisible and irresistible. They change the hearts of men, and only God can see the heart. So the kingdom makes its progress, stealing into the secret seats ot life, making the world over from within. Our discouragement comes from o u r ' mistaken expectation,' We are looking for the kingdom to come dow'rt Ihe highways of the world. Jesus warns us that it travels another road. Priiypr: O God, to Whom the Kingdom helongeth, our expectation is in Thee Suffer not our faith to falter or our hope In grow dim. Give us faithful watchmen to proclaim t h r u the night, that the morning; comcth. Thru Christ our Lord. Amen. president of the American Telephone and Telegraph company, the largest corporation in the world! --o-have wondered of late why some organized effort was not being made in Mason City to bring Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt back here for a banquet and program in recognition of the renown which has come lo her and to her old home town. I presume I disagree with Mrs. Catt's publicly expressed views more often than 1 agree. But in spite of that I am aware that she has the elements of greatness. More than once I have seen her cited as the world's outstanding woman citizen of the day. She is the same Mrs. Catt who used to teach in old Central school and contribute verse and opinion for her husband's newspaper here. She is approaching her allotted span of years. Why wouldn't it be wise and proper to make a real occasion of her return to the town which is happy to claim her as a former citizen if not a native daughter? --o-interested in a confes- of an editor friend oS "mine. He says that no problem confounds him quite as much as his wife's morning question: "What do you suggest we have for dinner tonight?" Re wracks his mind and nothing ever comes out. Mark, why don't you employ a formula which others of my acquaintance have used with success. Make your standing answer to tlip standing question: "Liver and onions." I admit it will not help jour wife But it will make her stop asking a question that men aren't supposed to answer anyway. x --o-___ am told thai Florida's auto- ffiSf^ mobile licenses Ihe coming %£' year arc an interesting departure from those previously employed there and elsewhere. The plate on front is in the foim of a map of the state. The year is given and there is the inscription, "Florida for Health." The rear plate, white and brown, contains the car number. While I'm not particularly impressed by the idea, I hereby predict thai in another year or two, Ihe front license plates on fowa's automobiles will be in shape of an ear of corn or a hog. --o-am told thai Dr. Frank R. Vizetelly, Ihe Literary Digest's authority on words, pronunciation, and the like, is telling radio fans that Iowa ought to be pronounced as if spelled "IOWAY." Just a minute, Mr. V. Thai's nil right when you're singing Ihe tall breakfasl," he offered. While it wasn't just what the panhandler wanted, he agreed and i hey turned in at the nearest eating place. Both ordered generously and the meal got under way. In the course of the eating, this friend o£ my friend felt for his billfold. To his dismay, he had lett i t home! ; . . , . , . Here's where the quick-tliinkinj- began. He gobble'd down the remainder of his egg, gulped his coffee and kegan getting his coat on lor an "important 'engagement." · "When I point to you at the cashier's counter, you just hold up vour hand so she'll know which ono Im talking about," was. his final instruction. . ,, , And here's the conversation thai look place at the cashier's counter, "A chap back there at the table: will handle my check for me. Tha.-. one over there, see?" A hand went up and a man went out the front door, never to know how his newly made friend emerged from his temporary embarrassment As I've suggested, not admirable, conduct but marvelous strategy. --o-- aKBSv confer my blessing upon the {f§3£i firm which announces a pol- «^" icy of confining its 'advertising to 20 words at tbe beginning and end of its radio musical program. Can you think of a commercial program on tlie air that woiilt. not be improved by such a ue- partur have just been delivered with brutal lack of consideration. The peasant woman .in Russia evidently was expected to get up in a day or two after her child was born and resume her regular work on the farm. One of the posters represents a section of a woman's body right after delivery and has the caption: "The uterus (womb) after delivery is a big- open wound, and is easily infected. Watch cleanliness and do not work for seven days." An important part of this educational campaign is directed against the death rate for eclampsia and other diseases of the expectant mother, One picture shows a woman carrying a milk pail from the barn in spite of the swollen condition of her legs and arms. The caption reads: "Swelling during pregnancy is a sickness. Consult the physician: Pay no attention to the neighbors." One of these posters deals with the proper care of the baby. Infant mortality in Russia is very high, but probably not much higher than in tenement and ignorant farm districls of our own counlry. "From what do so many of our children die before they reach the age of one year?" asks the heading of the poster and the answer is: "Chewed nipples, adding cereals too early to the baby's diet, dirt, and not knowing how to care for the baby, are reasons that cause the loss of so many babies in our woods." Infant feeding is the subject of another poster. "Cow's milk--6 months old--S pounds. "Mother's milk--0 months old--18 pounds." Pictures of the articles a nursing mother is allowed lo eat: Fish, fowl, beef, cucumbers, lobsters, carrots, cabbage, apples, cherries, currants, pretzels, bread, eggs, milk, cocoa. What a nursing mother is not allowed: Pictures of bottles of vodka, wine, liquors, garlic, onions, horseradish, relishes. Still another poster deals with rickets--called (quite properly) by the Russians, the English disease. "Improper feeding of cow's milk, close air, darkness, dampness--these are the causes of rickets." "Strong sunshine and light are the worst enemies of disease. Be outdoors with your baby much of the lime, both winter and summer. Air your rooms every A BIT OF RELIGION Ily THOMAS ANDERSON - Minister, CnnKrfKUtlcmul Church, Charte* t'lly. T ~~~"" ·THE THRONE room of the human heart possesses 1 its greatest glory when the great truth of the Risen Christ has been crowned above all other truths and is seated in the place of supremacy. To permit this great fact to rule the life is to assure a poise of soul and an equilibrium to the thot of a man that cannot be disturbed and that neither height nor depth nor things present npr things to come can in any way destroy. The glory of this truth shines ever forth thru the windows of the soul making a light to be in human eyes not caused by any other thing known to mankind. I want to emphasize the thot that this truth possesses one rather than that one possesses it. It is a thing that enthrones itself, when permitted to do so, rather than athing which we enthrone. "Be still and know that I am God," was the injunction to those who lived in the long ago. It is still the very finest of all counsel to those who would rise to a higher plane of spiritual experience. To know of the real greatness of Golgotha is to stand still on that hill and let the magnificence of the scene sink in upon the heart. To know the real majesty of Gethsemane is to enter that garden and in quietness wait until the spirit of the place lays hold of the soul. To know of the real grandeur of the resurrection is to "Be still" before the open tomb and let the One whose voice called to Mary speak your name. How many times we lose the values of these greatest of all recorded experiences because we struggle so hard to obtain the truths they offer, rather than simply standing quietly and offering our hearts to them that we might be possessed of them. I have come to understand that the things of God that are of great value come in the same way that the message of a great symphony comes. When the musician reproduces the theme on instruments of wood and iron, tho I do not understand it, I wait, and soon the majesty and grandeur of it possesses me, and lifts me up, I know not how, and recreates my life. So it -is with the great symphony of the infinite played on the instrument of wood set up on a hill hard by Jerusalem, 19 centuries ago. As it is played I wait and it possesses me and I am made anew. Let me urge you in these Holy Days of Lent and of the Lord's Passion to let the truths of His last days possess you and that you cease struggling to make them your own, but rather that you "be still" in their presence and you will come to know that "He is God." EARLIER DAYS Heine n Dally 'nni|illiitlin "' Inlcrralhiit Vncl* from Urn "Twrnly Vc:irs .\sn" Files of Iho filollo-finMtlo. day." Comment on these posters is quite unnecessary. Why would not similar oney be useful distributed in our own city tenements and isolated farming districts? MAIM'II 21, ion Jesse Bell, the South Main street grocer, is moving into bis new store on South Main street. Tho building which has been under construction the most of the winter is now completed. It is a good sized brick two story building made to order and will make a better place for business than the cramped quarters of the old store provided. Charles Skellenger, who lias been fireman for the City National bank building for the past few months has given up his position and will join his brother in the house moving business. F. .1. Hanlon is looking after business in DCS Moines. WITH NORTH IOWA EDITORS as this? I can't. --o-have received two comments this week on the display of flags in Mason City. One wondered why they should have been out in front of the stores Thursday and not on Washington s birthday I couldn't answer. Another wondered why the flags we,re not given a good cleaning. Son-.,! he said, were dirty as rot. I h P answer to this, of course, is a new flag for the cleaning of our national colors is not permitted under Ihe rulea of flag etiquct. Burning is about the only way provided for dealing with a frayed or a soiled flag, as I understand it. --o-could express in ralher few £ words my opinion of one businessman who refuses to register or vote in election on the theory that to do so would increase his chances of having to do j u r y service. What kind of citizenship would YOU call that? --o-referred in this department three or four weeks ago to the wealth Of anecdote connected with the political life of Senator Allison. In the indicia! field, from all I can learn, Judge Hu'obard of Cedar Rapids must have been about as interesting. He was taking an active part in politics in the eighties and nineties and I gather that politics to him was more a practical matter than an ideal, if you get what I mean. One day this week I heard a story which seemf ' to catch the character of this Cedar Rapids man. In the days before he became a judge, he once represented the state in a murder trial. The hour came for his final appeal to the jury. In high piping voice, he delivered tho following gem: "Gentlemen of the jury: They say that in Sweden there's a sect which believes that whenever anybody dies his soul passes to some newborn babe. I don't know whether It's true or not. If it is. it i.i quilc cvi- denl that when this defendant wn? born, nobody died." WHY IT WAS UEATEN Humboldt Independent: F o r t Dodge'defeated the council-rmanagcr plan hy a vote of nearly two to onit last week. If rumor can be relied on the fight at Fort Dodge developed into a contest to reduce or not to reduce the cost of city operation. To reduce the cost and thus reduce taxes would have meant the abandonment of several enterprises in which certain elements in Fort Dodge arc deeply interested. Rumor says that Fort Dodge is struggling under si burden of taxes that makes property holding hazardous and oftimcs unprofitable. MILES AND HUKSCHEN Ackloy World-Journal: The Iowa senate took quick action in the case of Miles and Hueschen, Governor Turner's appointees to places on the state board of education. It is not such a terrific jolt for the latter, but for Miles, who has left nothing- undone during the past several years, in his efforts lo "shine" in a public way--it's quite a wallop. THE JOKE GROWS Hampton Chronicle: The slate university investigation is getting to be a bigger joke every day. If there is something wrong with the inside management clown at the university why not tip it off to the state educational board. It would be remedied within two days time and would not cost the taxpayers of the state a cent, either. TIME FOR SHOWDOWN New Hampton Tribune-Gazelle: The state university probe continues merrily, with nothing of importance developing except a large expepse to the state in carrying on the investigation. Either the commitee should get down to business or call off the inquiry. BAILEY'S SADNESS Wiuikon Standard: This editor has had a sad task the post week, referring to the burial of our mother which took place at the family home at Britt last Monday afternoon. Only those who have experienced the sad loss ha-.-5 any conception of what such a task means. BECAUSE THEY CAN'T town Fulls Clli/.en: So far as the writer has noticed, not n. single tory paper in Iowa is offering a single constructive idea for tho purpose of relieving taxes on real estate. If there is such a paper, let it speak up and tell the world its idea. NEAR A SHOWDOWN Kossnth County Advance: The situation at Des Moines as regards tux NOT POLITICS ALONE Sue City Sun: Political appointments are the order of the day, but there are still some people in the state who feel that honesty, ability and qualifications for the office should have something lo do with them. THE NEXT QUESTION Sioux City Journal: In Germany there is an association of so-called free body culturists, who, insisting that Adam and Eve were perfectly happy, divest themselves of all clothing. The next thing will be to learn whether the snakes bit 'em. FURNISH O\VN ROADBED RmgstcU Dispatch: It is our candid opinion that if the commercial trucking of freight and hauling of passengers by bus is to increase that commercial truck lines and buses should furnish their own roadbed. HOW IOWANS FEEL RockfoHl Register: Scores of thousands of lowans would rather not have the state represented at the big fair if Bill Thompson, special friend of grafters, bootleggers and assassins, is to be master of ceremonies. A THING TO BE HOPED Docorah Journal: It is to be hoped by all candid persons that both parties will make clear-cut declarations on prohibition in their- 1932 platforms. It is to be-.hoped that both candidates will lake posilions lhat people can understand. QUESTION ANSWERED Wesley News-World: We used to wonder what would become of the street cleaners of the horseless age. Now we know. They are busy writing biographies of prominent men of the past. THOMPSON TACTICS Charles City Press: Mayor Thompson is at his old tricks'. He if out with his animal show with a hog representing Cerirmk and is renewing his campaign on Kin George. WHICH CARED MOST? Lake Mills Graphic: Who cared the most for the welfare of the vet erans, Mr. Hoover or the fellows who voted for the bill, lo ma themselves "strong" back home? "PEEPING TOMS" Emmetsburg Keporter: Spencer police, together with a group of clt* ·'·· izcns, Jiavo launched a Campaign against a. "peeping Tom" who has been seen looking in the windows of residences in that city. HUMAN Mitchell County Press: A soldier and his bonus are soon purled. Which is just another way of .saying thai soldiers aren't so much d i f f e r - ent than olhcr people. R a t h e r com- plirrtentary to the rest of us. WE MOVE AHEAD Hurdin Comity Citizen: Last week's .Citizen consisted of IS pages and it was gotten out with the regular force, minus one person, in four days. This job would have taken weeks 35 years ago. MIDDLE G R O U N D BEST Norlhwncd Anchor: The mo^e the riter sees of people the more he in oiivinccd lhat there ought to be a liddle ground between i n f e r i o r i t y omplex and plain swelled head. PREDICTING AN EFFECT Cedar Fulls Record: Rubber heels arc to be used on dining cam n France. This will only serve to lake the soup gurglcr all the more onspicuouji. COMMUNITY INDEPENDENCE weii City Herald: The trend nt ho moment would place most of us is hired hands for foreign corporations. A large measure of community independence is needed. BILL HASN'T STARTED DtilitU|iic Tolojrrnph-Hcrald: Straw -oting in Chicago is going against Mayor Thompson. But just wait mlil "Big Bill" puts on his new THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG reform has reached the critical stage. Wilhin the next few days it will be determined whether the long and devoted work of the forces supporting the program will be brot to fruition or go for naught. OIVK MARSHALL TIMK KHthe.rville News: The public no longer, it appears, is interested in t r i f l i n g irregularities. If probers can't uncover startling news everybody starts yelling "it's a waste of time." But we must be patient. Mr. Marshall may hit upon something yet. SHE FOUND DRILL VALUABLE PLYMOUTH. March 18.--I hav been much interested in the rccei controversy for and aga ! nst mil tary training in the recent issue of the Globe-Gazette and would lik to add my mite. It is not ncce.s.sar that the HO called drill should b considered in tbe light of prepara tion for war altho Lo be forcarme is belter than to be forewnrnc Now I may create some amiisemen hy/ifilating that I as a student o Moray Mouse Training college fc teachers in the city of Kdimmrg (Turn I" 1'nsc 12, ('Dltirml 1). HARD ,IOB Silencer Reporter: The legislature s finding a lot of hard problems .o solve, not the least of which is to make some show along the line of economy. OPPOSED EVERYWHERE Nora Springs Advertiser: Opposition to the assessors bill thruout tho state is quite general and not restricted to the rural districts. SOAK THE RICH 1 . Upper DCS Momcr. Kc.pulilican: Soak the rich with taxes and pension the poor seems to be the idea of some politicians. MILES' HARD IAJCK Allison Tribune: With Miles' name sent in along with that of Hueschen and with Hueschen on the ground the situation was impossible. · FOR THOSE IN NEED S(. Ansgitr Enterprise: "Many Towa velerans ask loans," the measure is a right one if used only by those %vho need it. PAY THAT BILL! Wright County Reporter: Every small account setllcd today helps out just that much. AGE OLD CONFLICT Fort Dodge McssKHKor: The batlle between men and machinery is not new. It !H as old as the race.

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