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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 16 · 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Usuea Every Week Day by Uie MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETXE COMPACT J21-123 Bait State Street Telephone! No. asm . o t not otbcnvlw credited In tfali paper, ntitled and all local news. SUBSCRIPTION BATES . .... OUTSIDE MASON COT AND CLEAB £«=·:;;::« 53JS.-H OUTSIDE 100 HUJ3 ZONE yet sear....56.00 Sta montM....53.25 Tbrw nnmtM...Sl."' IS CONFERENCE OBSOLETE? jN AN editorial written at the time the Western in- ·^ tercollegiate conference, commonly called the "Big Ten," notified the University of Wisconsin that it must reorganize its control of athletics or suffer expulsion from the conference, the Globe-Gazette rather pointedly raised the question whether this wasn't arrogating to the conference a power which essentially resides in the state board of regents. This article came to the attention of an educator whose present -position of detachment from Big Ten ·affairs gives peculiar interest and value to his views. Whereas we challenged the conference on a specific point and case, this writer raises the question whethea the whole conference idea "as an instrumentality for the control of intercollegiate athletics" isn't obsolete. So interesting and thought-provoking is the letter that we present it in its entirety: "I read your editorial on the Wisconsin case with a sreat deal of interest and sympathy and I fma myfelf in ^reement to a great extent with the view There's just the slightest suggestion of littleness in the Chicago Tribune's hostility toward the Frank Knox presidential candidacy. Along with new wa^TtoTaise money, our governmental agencies might seek some old ways to avoid spending. The petroleum industry^ example No. 1 of the faithful old horse that has been tax-ridden nearly to death. Nomination of Senator^Borah would send many a good republican for a walk next November. Australia doesn't have any crooners but rabbits are reported to be quite a pest over there. Simile: Unreliable as pre-season guesses on who will win the league pennants. - The most merciful thing about radio is that you aren't compelled to listen. Some Americans are so small that the capital letter is wasted on them. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott The PROS and CONS " contention that any university has the right to determine for itself who will be coaches and athletic administrators is well founded. In the Wisconsm case as well as in the Iowa case, there is ground for suspicion that the conference is seeking to support a mistreated director who has been discharged. If the SnWnce Spected to take a stand with regard to mrmterference on the part of the board of regents al Wisconsin, that stand should have been taken some three or four years ago when Dr. Spears first was re- S ay tL regents in opposition to action previous- lv taken bv the president .and faculty committee. y "ThT- embarrassment that came to the conference from tte Iowa case has doubtless acted to cause the co°n?er* ce committee to be .cautious in rt, procedures consin a warning con wre apparent in the Wisconsin case as well Towa S* indicate to my mind the obsoleteness conference idea as an instrumentality for the More final actiS is taken. That was one of my criticisms of the action that was taken in 1929 against IOW ?As I look back on those years the Iowa case presents a complicated tangle. The conference committee Sd members exhibited a strange posi ion witt regard to athletic purity and a surprising blindness to condition! as they actually existed. An incredible gulh- bffltTand unbelievable prejudice on the part of men who miebt be expected to have a fair point of view and 2M£ to SSdte a case in a dispassionate way, *^ ·* j. · *.! TXrie/, which were as th controTof "intercollegiate athletics. S^pSssvffl ofwisSSsnd afseveral other universities which TO -members of the Western conference, shows that ' -I inference is impotent to control the P«*» TM .ercollegiate competition I am not sure^that ^^ ^ThTwriter of the foregoing may or may not have in mind the inequalities which an ironclad elig- THEY LIKE THE GERMANS . Forest City Republican: Among our American Legion boys who were over seas and spent time in both France and Germany we find considerable sympathy for tha Germans in their sally into the Rhineland. The Germans were nice to the U. S. soldiers who we*e stationed in the Rhineland after the close of the war and the U. S. soldiers were nice to them. There seems to be mutual admiration. Certainly the French had never learned to make friends as the Germans did. So many of our returned soldiers insist: "I dont like the French." __ UNDECIDED VOTERS Belmond Independent: A striking feature of some recent polls of political opinion, is the large number of voters who class themselves as undecided. This element seems larger than ever before. There Is a great area of doubtful people who may vote either way in, the November election. That great struggle will be won by the party and candidate that knows best how to appeal to the desires ^f this element. IOWA GETS SHORTED Charles City Press: Iowa pays $1,726,854 more for relief than the ten southern states of Alabama, Arkansas Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee But in the distribution of federal relief funds Iowa received less than any one of these states except New Mexico. MAY GO TO CONVENTION Forest City Summit: With six candidates BY MEAMS OF A IK GERMANY BlRD- KIWI 0? NEW Z£ALANP WHISTLES, WHicH H" tlM BEEN -rfiA-r rf WOULD -TAKE AN MAfHEMA-flClAM ABOUT TMVB «OUR$ Fl4URJE. OUT A M I N D -THE FRACflOH of A SECOND/ OBSERVING ! EVEN A DOG PALLS PUFA' TO PAMTEISING! *!,L am no t at liberty to identify fsHihlm beyond saying that he *s£*"has two Boston bull dogs. Not long ago one of them developed some little ailment which made it impossible for him to mount the stairs to the room where the sleep- ins quarters for the two aogs is situated. The job of serving as elevator fell upon the owner of me pets. Time brought cure for the ailing dost But there was no disposition on the little rascal's part to give up the privileges which had come with sickness. Every night, on the command, A LocoMO-fiVE 1862. 15 Plc-fUREt? ·fms 1933 5AMP ,4-16 COPYRIGHT. 1936. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION,. DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN EARLIER DAYS t'KOtt GLUBK-UAZE'tTE F1LKS had a n ibility rule may impose in its application upon he dis- ferent institutions which make, up tne Big Ten. For example/ it is not permissible for two or more per- i""or6St *jiiy "5 uiiuiu'L · »v *-UL «"»· »*w«--.----- --field for United States senator, it might appear that the matter will go to tie state republican convention. However, most of the candidates will hardly get enough votes in the primary to make them reasonable contenders for the place that would come into the functions of the convention. INESCAPABLE SUSPICION Atlantic News Telegraph: The suspicion is bound to persist in connection with the candidacy of former Senator Smith W. Brooknart for the republican senatorial nomination that he was inspired to get »to the race by representatives of the new deal. Obviously, Mr. Brookhart will be unable to escape that suspicion. INTRODUCING MR. GRIMES Waukon Republican and Standard: Iowa, just now -reeking in reverberations of graft, corruption and double-dealing--ought to welcome the candidacy of a "man of the people," one who knows, loves and will work for the people of this great state, regardless of religion, nationality, or political party. READYMADE RESOLUTIONS Swea City Herald: We are disappointed indeed to learn through the Bancroft Register that those nng- resolutions adopted by Kossuth democrats at their PHYSICIAN CAN TEACH GOLFER HOPE by the time these lines reach the reader's eve that the snows will have passed, that the ver- .,, hooin tr, innir exciting-, and the voice of the dure will begin to look exciting, and the golfer can be heard in the land. . . , » , , ,, Golf is a game which naturally attracts doctors, and golfers should be able to learn from the doctors methods of controlling their bodily reactions which would improve their game of golf. Let no one begrudge the doctors their pleasure on the basis . that they are neglecting their duties. As an eminent Scotch medico-golfer said, "Though all the medical men in Edinburgh were to stop work for a week to play golf, there would not be a death more to the city." For his patient, the.'wise doctor is able to recommend golf as a form, of treatment. Besides the mere fact of exercise and open air, it may help to produce an attitude of mind which will enable him to bear the ills of the world with more resignation. Mr and Mrs. Walter Spear. returned today from Nora Springs where they have been visiting for a few daJ Mr and Mrs. A. H. Ikenberry and family have gone to Shawnee, Indian Territory, and Mexico for Dr. Clendening (of sons to get together and send an athlete to That's collusion. But a rich friend or alumnus which Iowa has few in comparison with Michigan, . Northwestern, Ohio and other members of the conference) can make such loans or gifts as he may please to the individual athlete. It's his own personal business. By the nature of things, Iowa is under handicap in this regard. . More and more as the years pass on we incline to a belief that the conference will be best within its field ; if it merely insists, as it can, on a uniform academic standard for ail' who participate in intercollegiate athletics. This, of course, is just one of the problems connected with the conference administration of sports competition. Whether the writer of what is reproduced here is wrong or right may be debated. Surely, however, the time is at, hand when the whole subject should be brought up for an ear: nest, honest and open-minded reappraisal. IS IT GOOD STRATEGY? /·NNE wonders if President Roosevelt is making -a U smart move in starting out to stump the country this far ahead of the election. Political observers say that no president 'assured of renomination has ever before ventured on such a tour in pre-convention time. It is as sure as death and taxes that everything : the president says will be used against him, if pos' Bible by his opponents. Even if the republicans are at the moment engaged in a lively scrap among them- ; selves over the presidential nomination, there will be plenty of them unengaged in the battle to watch the president's.outgivings like hawks, and to call loud attention to every flaw. They will twist and turn whatever he says, and do their best to place him . on the defensive.'That's politics, .and the president well knows what 'to expect. Four years ago he was ' hammering Hoover in the same way. The president must have great confidence in his powers of oratory and persuasion to invite such a slugging controversy. It is not, it would appear, the best strategy to start his campaign far in advance even of the conventions. He will give his enemies too much to shoot at, and since his strength with his own party is assured there's no need for it. Another interpretation, of course, is that Mr. ne r county convention were canned ones made up by brain trusters either in Des Moines or Washington. It is a dismal commentaryonthetimes. "SLAVE" STILlTANOTHER WAY TO SPELL IT Northwood Anchor: Coionel Knox says that about the only alphabetical combination the new dealers have failed to use is SAVE, says the EUcader Register. But the Register probably just didn't recognize toe combination because the right spelling of it makes it read SALVE. THE RECORD AS TOTMJAY FRANKLIN Bancroft Register: Just to keep the record dear: jay Franklin not only had a job "before the syndicate hired him," but he kept it after he had been hired^ andI stm has it, for the resignation _ later forced by militant and alert Iowa newspapers is not yet effeo- tive. LANDON'S HANDICAP Osage Press: The first setback Governor Landon's presidential boom has suffered is the discovery that Publisher Hearst isi for him. THE DOCTOR NEEDN'T* WORRY FURTHER Albert Lea Tribune: Of course Townsend isnt going to worry any more. . He has plenty of dough to last him the rest of his life. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG One of my colleagues came upon a member of a foursome, which he thought was well ahead of him, hacking away at a bunker and said, "You seem quite happy there." The bunkerite replied philosophically, "I'm just as happy in a bunker as anywhere else." Of course, this philosophic attitude of mind has to be cultivated and let it be said that there is no more annoying fellow-player than the one who is constantly giving way to childish bursts of temper and bad language. A clergyman once consulted a specialist in mental troubles on account of repression. He was asked whether he was happily married. He replied, "What has that to do with it? I refer to the repression of bad language at golf." When he was advised to give it up he said "Give up what --the bad language, the golf or my profession?" The doctor said, "Try giving up the bad language and then if you meet with no success, give up golf." The clergyman replied that he would prefer to reverse the order and give up bis profes-. sion. If golf has not better lesson to teach you than that, you are getting no benefit. from it, .physically or mentally. Another piece of medical wisdom which, though a mere side issue, is still an important part of the game, was promulgated by the great Scotch oculist, Dr. R. Areyll-Robertaon, whose name has come down to us on account of his description -of the Argyll-Robertson pupil. His.advice about the eye in golf is this: "When seeking a lost ball, go exactly to the spot where you saw it light, then take twenty steps back and there you will probably find it." In tomorrow's article I intend to describe the famous Pyramid upon which Dr. Hyslop based his advice to golfers. Mrs. Arthur Prescott of Rudd visited in the city yesterday. · . Miss Stella Shaffer has returned from a visit with her parents and has re-entered Toland university. Mrs. Carl Schmidt went to Plymouth yesterday for a short visit with relatives. Joe Adams, Jr., arrived today from Chicago .where he is attending school for the summer vacation. Miss A. C. Smith is visiting relatives in Marshalltown for a few days. _ . Twenty iears Ago-- y ' ' · ' ' Mark Geeting was a business visitor at Northwood Mrs. E. E. Buck and two children of Little Falls, Minn, are visiting relatives in the city. C A Sprino-er of Bismark, N. Dak., has succeeded B R. PracKel as manager of the Fisk Tire company in this city. Mr. Prachel having been transferred ta Fargo, N. Dak. Charles L, E. Huntley was awarded the contract for the completion of the excavating for the erection of the new M. B. A. office building on Michigan and ! 'Time for bed!" one dog scampers up the stairs. The other drops down on its back, waiting to be carried up the steps. "And you know," this businessman chuckles, "he's so darned cute about It that I've been letting him get away with it." --o-LINE TWO HAD TO END WITH "CHRYSANTHEMUM" Jan.. was interested in a rhyming !|g|^ contest announced two or *^ three months ago by the Atlantic Monthly--out more interested in the three-barreled entry of an lowan of my acquaintance, L. A. R. The basic requirement in the contest was that the second line should end in "chrysanthemum." The entry in question follows: GLADNESS Tho meadow lirki on tho fence iwats «ln E . mm a "pot on CM* throat like a s«y chrysanthemum, \nd cvery»-"ere the «l"«l answer rtw. And tho question they ask all the day-"Has Hummer come?" IVlth such joy our heart* are numb. But onr foolish lips are dumb. TIRED "Sco that poor, uld frazzled bum. Once a cay chrysanthemum. Han he mizzled too much rum. Can he only sit and hum?" "No, my dear, just tired from trjln' To outshine a dandelion." YES? YES "Kat your spinach!" said a mother To her rfilld. Chrysanthemum. "All good children cat their spinach. Every snitch and snatch and crumb." "If soot! children eat their spinach." Said Chrys An, "they're awful dumb! REVERSED COUNTING HAS INTERESTING USE ^«»,. understand that the com jjjim monest test given\by mental WHEN IN A TIGHT PLACE, USE YOUR HEAD! draw on the Metropolitan KJSIbj Life Insurance company's @P* recently i s s u e d booklet, "Calling All Cars," for these helpful suggestions on how to meet emergencies behind the wheel of an automobile: "When a tire blows out--If a Ure bursts (at high speed), do not apply the brakes nor throw out the clutch until the car has lost almost all its momentum. A front tire blowout may cause you to lose control of the steering wheel unless you are holding it firmly. In the case of a. blowout of a rear tire, a sudden ' application of the brakes, at high speed, may cause the car to turn over. "When right wheels strike a soft shoulder--In this emergency a fast moving car is likely to swerve and turn over. The driver should hold the steering wheel tightly, remove his foot fram the accelerator, and allow the engine to reduce the speed of the car to a safe point before applying the brakes, throwing out the clutch, or attempting to steer back on to the hard surface. 'When going too last around a cu rve--Every time a curve is rushed centrifugal force acts to push the car off the road. When the driver realizes he is going too fast, his first thought is to apply the brakes. To do this is useless as well as dangerous. Braking cannot overcome centrifugal force and only makes the control of the car more difficult. "When going down a. steep hill-Before starting a dangerous descent, a car should be put into second or, if the hill is long and very steep, into low gear. If further retardation is necessary, apply the brakes intermittently. To stop a car on a steep grade the brakes should be applied gradually up to the point of locking the wheels." STEP UP, MR- COLEMAN, AND TAKE THE PBIZE! -raw doubt if H. B. Coleman of SPjg the Luverne News knew he dtX was entered. But as one of the judges in the tall tale contest it's my pleasure to notify him that he is the winner of first prize on this one from his last week's issue: "A friend of ours at Baxter had some apples left on the ground last fall. They were covered first with leaves and-then with snow and about a month ago our friend got them uncovered and found them in fine condition to eat, even after the *is^" authorities to those suspected of feeblemindedness is to have them try to count from 10 to 1 backwards. Extended observation reveals hardest winter in 117 years. And as proof of his assertion he has the pastor of the Congregational church " to act as a witness. able to count in this mariner. The prize will be one of - choicest of the winter-cured a] described by you, Phat! the Answers to Questions By FKKDEBIO J. BASKIM ^^^ Director, Washington, D. C. Please inclose three (8) 'Look Out State. SAN ANTONIO. Tex.--Two American troopers, members of a band of 40 entering Parral in Mexico, were killed by Mexicans yesterday. Major Frank Tompkins was among those wounded. PARIS--French positions in Avoncourt wood and to the front from Dead Man's Httl to Cumieres were bombarded yesterday. Teh Years Ago-~~ Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Taylor left yesterday for a short visit at Excelsior Springs, Mo. The autobiography of Dixie. Willson, Mason City authoress, is published in this month's Cosmopolitan magazine. Mrs. James V. Campbell left yesterday for Sioux Falls, S. Dak., for a visit. W Earl Hall, managing editor, of the Globe-Gazette, left today for Iowa City to attend the two day convention of the Iowa Press association. Douglas J. Gtllard of Harbin, China, arrived in the city last night for an extended visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hawthorne. Lawrence Arthur Sprung, Mason Cityan who joined the U. S. marine corps a few weeks ago, has completed his military training at Parris Island and has left for St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, where he will probably be stationed. Roosevelt feels his administration needs defense. Recent events, such as the Black committee "cheka," the exposure of the million-dollar payments of farm benefits to corporations and insiders, have brought It under fire unexpectedly galling, perhaps. But even so, it were better to wait until the attack is fully developed before replying, than to expose one's hand thus early. Unless, of course, the president is confident that he can overwhelm all his critics. He is good--but H remains to be proved that he's that good. A FEW MODEST COMPARISONS IOWA FALLS--A few days ago your "Loo BeJow" column stated that "bragging about ones radicalism is like pointing with pride to a touch of insanity ia the family." The following are but a few of the many reasons why I am a radical. George Washington was head of the gang of radicals that overthrew the government. of his day and established a new social order based on democratic principles-something unheard of in the(world before! He helped scrap the constitution of his day (the Articles of Confederation) and helped set up an entirely new one which increased the power ot the iea- erafgovernment and decreased that of the states. Abraham Lincoln was the most denounced radical of his day. He criticised and ridiculed the supreme court and during his administration the constitution was changed (imagine a. republican doing that!) after the suprlme court said slavery was constitutional. Lincoln placed human rights above property rights, corresponded with Karl Marx (father of modern socialism) and said labor was entitled to the pull fruits of its labor (a socialist doctrine!). Toyohiko Kagawa, one of the outstanding Christian leaders in the world, has been in jail many fames for his radical activities. He organized the farmer peasant party (similar to the farmer labor party) and promoted an organization similar to the American Federation of Labor. He vigorously denounces capitalism TOMORROW By Notable Births--Thornton Wilder, b. 189T, novelist .Ray Standard Baker, b. 1870, publicist, biogra- eric J. cents for reply. What are some famous caves in Europe? J. K. Fingal's Cave, Scotland; Ear ot Dionysius, Cyracuse, Sicily; Grotto of Antiparos. Greece; Peak Cavern, Derbyshire, England; Gailen- reuth. Germany; St. Michael's Cave, Gibraltar. How long have colleg'es conferred honorary degrees on tie U. S. president? M. B. Dates back to George Washington, who, before and after he became chief executive received five degrees. How wide is the Potomac river at Washington? S. T. About 2,000 feet. When it enters Chesapeake bay, about six miles wide. The lower Potomac covers what is known as a drowned valley. Is vegetarianism a. new theory' Known in ancient India and advocated by Plato and Plutarch. Bea cult in England under R ' ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASIJJi pber'and novelist (under the name of David Gfayson) Willis Van Devanter, b. 1859, associate justice of "the U. S. supreme court Clarence H. Mackay, b 1874, chairman of the board, Postal Telegraph company..... .Samuel Chase, b. 1741 in Somerset county Maryland signer of the-Declaration of Independence and associate justice of the U. S. supreme court. April 17. 1683-The trial of Hester Prynne, the oine-of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, "The Scarlet heroine Letter," ended in the court of assistance, Boston. Her real name was Elizabeth Pain, and the of- EVERYTHING DOES NOT COME OUT ALL RIGHT x/OU'VE BEEN hit a terrible blow and are suffering i agonies--of shame, of regret; of simple grief. Then, in this black pit of your almost unbearable pain you encounter someone who smiles and says: "Don't worry, don't grieve! Everything will be all right!" You raise your eyes, you stare at that lightly optimistic soul, you turn away from him There's help for you there You know, as everybody with any sense and understanding knows, that everything does not always come out all right. We suffer great losses in this life We lose our hope, our pride, our courage, our dreams, our joy Those we love leave us forever. Those we love stop fense upon which she was tried was not adultery, but murder of her illegitimate child. And instead of be- Sg sentenced to wear the scarlet letter, she was given 20 stripes--with a whip. April 17, 1745--John Rudge bequeathed to the parish of Trysull, in Staffordshire, England, twenty shillings a year that a man might be "employed to go about the church during the sermon and keep the people awake. and calls for a new co-operative social order. Every man that ever left his footprints in the sands of time has been criticised and laughed at by the mossbacks of his day. Nothing new has ever been discovered or made by following the beaten path. We honor only the birthdays of departed radicalsi andi not a single standpatter (name one if you can). A radical te on» whn sroes to the root or source of the trouble. Th?" is pmfuced in all lines of scientific endeavor. That's why I'm a radical. Yours April 17, 1916--Captains Von Papen and Boy-Ed, late attaches at the German embassy in Washington, were indicted by a U. S. grand jury along with Captain Hans Tauscher, charged with conspiring to blow up the Welland canal. ONE MINUTE PULPIT: If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct-- Ecclcsiastes 10:10. loving us Hearts break and happiness goes. Everything is not all right forever. It's mad, it's cruel, to tell a human being racked bv anguish that everything will be all right It's far better to tell him to stick it out for a while, to let him know that whatever happens you will stand at his shoulder and help all you can It's decent- er to remind him that the human heart has a precious gift for healing itself, that--though life may not ever be as "good as new again," it can be mended, strengthened patched a little. It's wiser to tell a broken heart that some peace may come creeping back at last, that a faint gleam of light may shine in the horrible darkness. The sick heart rejects the blithe assurance that everything will be all right. It cannot stomach so strong a dose of optimism. Be cartful of speech in the presence of your sad friend. Speak few words. Let your comforting hand and arm speak for you They make no fatal mistakes George Cheyne in 1671. How many trips does a milk bottle make from dairy to home? N. PA study made in New York shows quart botttles average 22 trips, pint bottles 20 trips and half-pint bottles 15 trips before being broken Do colors in Chinese rugs have particular significance? H. E. The Chinese have symbolic colors: Red. signifies fire and the soutn; black, water and the north; blue or green, wood and the east; white, metal or mist and the west; yellow, earth and the center. Describe the Ukranian flag. L. B- Red with the national device a the upper lefthand corner. The constituent republics of the union have their own flags, likewise red. with the initials of the name of the republic in the upper lefthand corner. In the case of the Ukraine, the initials are the Russian equivalent of U. S. S. R.. meaning Ukranian Soviet Socialist republic. Did Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert, attend college? S. S. Was graduated from Harvard. Does a stream of water have to be of uny definite width or length to be called a river? \V. B. No. A "creek" in one locality four Meherrin Indians, reinforced by two troops of rangers, an officer and six men each. On the eighth day they ascended the Blue Ridge and then continued across the Shenandoah. The rangers were sent on, but the party set out On its return Sept. 1, reaching Germania Sept 10. When was Gaelic at Its height in Ireland? S. P. As a living language it reached its acme of perfection in the 17th and 18th centuries. Then, a law against its use was passed. It Is now the official language of the Irish Free state. From what language does the name chrysanthemum, come? H. L. Greek. Means golden flower. How many theaters in U. S. wired for sound? 3. W. On Jan. 1, 1936, 15,858, of which i 697 were closed. Is Clara Butt living? H. R. Dame Clam Butt, famous English contralto, died Jan.. 23, in London at 62. How many pictures has Jean Hersholt appeared In? J. M. In 428 with The Country Doctor. How much spent In this country on the last Trish sweepstakes? H. M. Estimated that the last sweepstakes drawing took $5,000,000. Of this, less than $3,000,000 came back in prizes to 1,000 of the estimated 2,000,000 ticket holders. Is radium used in treatment of cancer, and that which Is used in illuminating watch dials the same E. V. Both are the same element. CARE FOR PETS would be a "river" in another. When is the moon nearest tho sun? W. F. At new moon. On what kind of trees other than nut ran one graft walnut with success? W. S. None. When did Governor Spoltsuooa and his retinue cross the Blue Ridge mountains. C. V. Accompanied by Lieut. John Fontaine Governor Spottswood leii Wiliiamsburg for Germania where his party was assembled and whence they set out on Aug. 29, 1739. There were, in all, 12 gentlemen accompanied by three sen-ants, guided by How to feed, house and care for dogs and cats, parrots and canaries, rabbits, -goldfish, guinea pigs and other pets is told in simple, clear style in an attractive 36 page booklet prepared by our Washington information bureau. Government experts are the authorities for much of the material In this unusual service publication. It will prove very (useful to anyone keeping live pets in the home. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 6 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet, "Care of Pets." Name Street City State

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