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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 10 ·1937 \l MASON CIfY GLOBE-GAZETTE ·". AN A. (V. LEE NEWSPAPER ; . . - Issued Every Week. Day by the '' MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 111-123 East .Slate Street ' : Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOM1S - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH -A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered ai second-class matter April 17, 1930, at the post- ettics .at Mason City, Iowa, UDdel the act of March 3. 1B79. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PBESS which Is exclusively en- titled'to'the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise- credited in this paper, and aU local Qevvs. Full leased wire service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILV PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Hoines news and business oUices at 405 Shops Building, · SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake, by the week 5 .15 Mason' City and Clear Lake, by the year ... S7.00 OUTSIDE MASON C1TZ AND CLEAR LAKH AND WITUI.S JOO MILES OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier ....S7.0Q By mall G months S2.25 Per week by carrier s .15 . By mail 3 months 51.25 Per year by mail .54.00 By mall 1 month S .50 OUISIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN · IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year ..JG.OO'. Six months . .53.25 Three months ..$1.75 IN ALL STATES OT1IEB. THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Jr.'..53.00 6 months..S4.50 3 months..52.50 I month..SI.00 DAILY SGRAP BOOK . .. . . . by Scott Can You Really Drive? /·BOUNTY safety councils in Iowa would do well to ^ consider the case of Amos E. Neyhart, professor of engineering at Pennsylvania State college, who is touring the country on a crusade to teach American motorists how to drive their automobiles. Such a venture may appear foolish on first blush. But statistics reveal that 60 per cent of all automobile; accidents are caused by mistakes in driving. Professor Neyhart maintains that a large number of the accidents in this group can be avoided if drivers between the ages of 16 arid 24 can be taught to drive properly. In accord with his theories, Professor Neyhart has evolved a unique' system of driving instruction. The first lesson is not given in the automobile, but in a classroom. The pupil'is required to gain a comprehensive 'knowledge of the. fundamental principles of automobile locomotion. He studies the method in which power is transmitted to the wheels, the function of the clutch, brake and other important parts of the machine. ,_ After these elementary facts are mastered, actual driving instruction is begun. Gear shifting, starting,' stopping, backing and turning are practiced until they are well under control. Then the driver is taken to a practice street marked with all the hazards that are likely to occur in actual traffic. Here methods of parking, turning and maneuvering in motion are studied carefully. As the final step in instruction, the pupil is allowed to drive with his teacher on the open road. The automobile used for this purpose has one steering column, but dual sets of clutch and brake pedals enable the instructor to take control in any emergency. When the would-be driver has demonstrated that common driving courtesy and control of the car at all times have been stamped indelibly on his driving personality, he is pronounced a finished driver. The success of the Neyhart plan is beyond question. Professor :Neyhart has given instruction to 176 persons in 1 the,past few years, and not^orie of his pupils has suffered so much as a. dented, : ferider. The object of his present crusade is schools of driving instruction sponsored by the state. An excellent means of achieving this end is the driver's license. Iowa, for example, requires ,that each driver possess a driver's license issued by the state department. This license is to be carried whenever operating' a motor vehicle of any kind, and a driver found without his license is subject to a heavy, fine. The Neyhart system of instruction could dovetail admirably with'the driver's license plan in force in Iowa. Each driver might be required to possess "a license, one of the requirements for which was a certificate o£ graduation from a school of driving instruction. . . Something of the sort has been attempted by a number of municipalities throughout the nation. These communities--Mason City is one of them-take traffic law violators and, as a part of the sentence, require attendance at lectures on tlie subject of traffic regulation given by members of the local traffic bureau. This is a cure, not a preventative, for traffic accidents and misdemeanors. A program of instruction to drivers applying for licenses, if it could be conducted as effectively on a large scale as in Professor Neyhart's "laboratory," would more than pay for itself in the lessening of the yearly traffic toll. At that, it would he a step to ameliorating the much lamented condition of the 60 mile an hour driver in his 80 mile an hour car on a 30 mile an hour road. Just about any fair-minded citizen o£ Mason City would tell both Fort Dodge and Clinton, now asking for a vote on adopting the,city manager form of government, that this system, has brought this community, the most efficient and economical government it ever enjoyed. That dental bill prohibiting advertising is either right .or'wrong. If it's right, it should be extended to other professions and businesses. If it is wrong --and we believe it is--it should be stricken from the books. The hundreds of inches of liquor advertising in some of our metropolitan newspapers gives one at least a clew as to why they were so enormously hostile to-prohibition. There have been some warm-up heats hut the real test o£ whether it's a rubber-stamp congress will come when.the supreme court issue reaches a final vote. . The Motor Clubs ot Iowa director has shown his interest in safety by opposing about every measure before the legislature designed to promote safety. ' . If we learn officially that life ends at 70 we should take some steps to check up on that hitherto unchallenged report that it begins at 40. PROS and CONS · "WHEN F. R, DOES IT" -. Titonka Topic: Why all, this talk of packing the supreme court? Back in 1789 when established the court consisted of six judges. In 1B07 congress reduced the number of .judges to five. This was done to keep President Thomas Jefferson from making any appointments. In 1807 Jefferson pushed through an act to have the court enlarged to nine members. Just after the Civil war the membership was reduced to eight where it remained for four years. The last change was made in 1870 when congress, with an eye of assuring a favorable decision on the legality of the "greenbacks bill," authorized President Grant to appoint a ninth justice. And now it's packing the court if Roosevelt does itp NO DIVERSION PLANNED Oelwein Register: If White's plan is to buy or build bridges across border streams that are to be paid for out of toll charges nobody should com- pJain. That scheme would be sound, but if he proposes to divert primary road funds to building bridges across border streams and perhaps beyond the,borders of the state that money had better be used'to improve or pave more miles of road within the state' and add Uiem to the primary road system. RUBBER STAMP^NOT WANTED Osceola Sentinel: Unless Senator Herring assumes a different attitude on matters of state he might as well come home anyway and give his proxy to the president, and decline the salary. He is showing strong symptoms of being one of those rubber stamp automatons in congress which probably accounts for the fact that he has so much time to visit cigaret factories and maybe other whatnots. op-Tut AREVOLVlKa BARREL COPYRIGHT. 1937. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION AT 'TRANS- EM- PROVlMCE.; FRANCE, MEW? FROM -f^E. AJR- AND OBSERVING ^ ff BotYoM. VvMM-fL. iS'ffte. 1AR.KE$-T-'IYPE. OF A.W.IN\A,1_ IK-THE. WOR1.P- t f l S -HEta-E- COMPAsRep Wrfk AM AT=R.\CA.M EJ-EPHA-R-f 3-10 DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDCNI.VG. M. D. IT LEADS TO HOLDUP PRICES Hingsted Dispatch: Laws are now before the Iowa legislature to prohibit funeral directors, beauty parlors and optometrists from advertising in newspapers. Unethical, say the lobbyists for these professions. But let the public beware. Hiding behind, a cloak' of non-advertising policies more .than one'business'has-]3een able to·dev.elop a monopoly^' ' · . . . ; . · · ' ' · . .'',,' ;/ ': i ":'-,'-' i ; ; '"·:":''·'-':'·. ''··'·',-'·,' : . ' MINNESOTA LEARNS A LESSON* Fairmont Sentinel: The state highway department has gotten in the usual fix that always follows when debts are allowed to grow to such proportions that they take so much of income that little or nothing is left to go on. Neither governments nor individuals, it seems, will ever learn that the royal road to riches is not reached by unrestricted debt. IN DEFENSE OP THE PHIMAHY Lincoln Star: The primary, with ail of its weaknesses, with all of its disappointments, is preferable to a system that turns over nominations to men who work at politics 365 days in the year, and to ambitious interests that never, relax their vigilance in advancing their own selfish purposes while people go blithely and_gaily^ along their way. GOOD INTENTIONS Charles City Press: Certain apologists claim that the president has good intentions, but we don't believe it. Anyway, hell is paved with good intentions. On this question Webster declared that the court was installed for that very purpose, to protect the country from men with good intentions. · FOUR ESSENTIALS Clarion Monitor: The Eye Observing column of the Mason City Globe-Gazette says there are really only four essential things that people need and lists, a job, a hobby, friends and a church. Check over the list and if you lack any one of them go out and get it. PREPARING GLANDULAR PRODUCTS Tl/TY GRANDFATHER was a practicing physician "*· who operated a drug store in a city on the banks of the Ohio river. I remember it as a boy and mostly as a place of roots and herbs, tinctures and fluid extrac.'s. He dispensed mostly what were called Galenicals--vegetable drugs. The crude drugs he probably purchased from such wholesale firms as Squibb, Eli Lilly, Parice Davis, John A. Wyeth, and their chief business was to obtain such products from foreign parts. It is curious to think that my grandfather never sold a package of serum, or vaccine. The nearest he came to that was smallpox vaccine lymph. He probably never said such a thing as an antiseptic: In his day the idea of infection was still a theory--the "gerrn theory "·'-'Although undoubtedly he did sell'healing 'applications for cuts and bruises, such as witch hazel, their main virtue being their antiseptic properties. And the drug firms with which [he dealt had no larger scope. They could operate their plants in a single small building, with the employment of a capable botanical pharmacist and a chemist. But those days are all over. A manufacturer" n~o longer deals Clcndenins "pharmaceutical If You Accept the Premise /·pHE president was never in more persuasive ·^ voice or manner than Tuesday night when he took to the radio for a defense o£ his plan to 'infuse new blood into the judiciary." If one accepts his thesis that the courts, particularly the supreme court, have been hostile to progress and inimical to national welfare, the logic presented by him would simply be unanswerable. This,' however, is quite a debatable assumption and as we read back over the text of the fireside chat, we find not so much as a word of supporting evidence for it, say nothing of proof. It's our guess that a very considerable portion of the population--well over half--will have to be consigned to one of the two areas o£ outer darkness established by the president for those who dissent. Time will tell as to this. SHOULD INCLUDE TEACHERS Cherokee Times: By all means the social secuv- to include public ity act should be broadened teachers. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG A Woman Explorer /-*ARL "ACKLEY, born on a farm near Albany, N. ^ Y., spent more actual time in the African jungles than anyone says Livingston and Stanley. For 20 years it was^his life. And then he died, and Mrs. Ackley, a farm girl, continued his explorations. She succeeded In visiting pygmy tribes living in the heart of a tropical wilderness never before seen by a white person. The dangers she braved, including both disease and hostile savages, hardly made her expeditions worth the price, but it was her life and she lived to write ab,out it. At her Kansas home, Mrs. Martin Johnson announced she would return to the jungles to carry on and, in addition, added another reason. She said she couldn't stand civilization for six months; that the jungle itself was so quiet and so peaceful. Time and time again there is the reminder that civilization., involves more dangers than the most primitive areas.''. : ' . ' ' · · ' ' ' . ' . . - . A PATRIOTIC ORDER'S VIEWPOINT MASON CITY--Why ihis sympathy for the south? V/hy should riot-the United States government honor General Sherman? He was a great general in the United States army and did his duty according to the rules o£ war. Had Lee and Jackson been able to get north of the Mason-Dixon line they would have pilfered the cities of the north. The bitterness has been fostered by the south and will never be destroyed until the United States government makes the south realize that its cause was wrong--their defeat ignoble and the service o£ the confederate soldier was without'honor to his country. Why should the United States government place tlie pictures of Lee and Jackson on a United Slates stamp? They were not generals in the United States army and they fought to destroy the union and shoot down the Stars and Stripes. Histories of today teach that Robert E. Lee was a great general but they should also teach that a fine talent used disloyally can destroy a nation as much as a fine talent used loyally can build up and maintain a nation, as did the talent of Washington and Lincoln, The Daughters of the Confederacy wish to have the government appropriate money to build a monument o£ Lee in Washington, D. C. If after 75 years, Robert E. Lee in marble is placed in the capital he tried for four years to reach, to destroy, what would be the honor? His monument can never be placed beside the monuments of Grant and Sherman, in Arlington cemetery, because he, was not a general in the United States army and. he did not serve his country. He was a rebel. Shall tlie United States government forget his service, and dishonor the union veterans, even within the span o£ their own life time? The Grand Army o£ the Republic and Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans organizations shall oppose any effort ot the Confederate Daughters to gain honor for the service o£ the confederate veteran by the United Slates government. VERONA WINCHELL. . Department Patriotic Instructor, D. U. V, alone with Pharmaceuticals. He must have not only a drug compounding factory, but a farm where he keeps horses, rabbits, heifers, to manufacture serums and vaccines. He has a large plant for the reception of animal organs--endocrines, etc.--from packing houses to turn into organ extracts. He employs botanists, analytic chemists, pharmacists, biologists, bacteriologists and mineralogists. ... The very newest kind o£ preparations are the organ or gland products, and for these the modern pharmaceutical manufacturers must be especially prepared. If you-ivere to go into one ol the plants--for in spite of the highly technical and scientific nature of the work, they are nevertheless just . plants-where organ extracts are being prepared, you would start at the storage room of the crude product. This is a refrigerated chamber kept at a temperature o zero. All around are boxes and barrels of frozen glands. They have been removed from the anima and immediately frozen. I£ kept that way, they lose none of their potency when restored to ordinar; temperatures just before extraction. With some of the organs a certain amount o dissection is necessary. This is done by hand by a trained corps of people. No machine could do it and although tlie dissectors are not trained anatomists, 'no anatomist could separate the interior from the posterior pituitary gland with any more neatness and dispatch than these. From the posterior pituitary is made pituitrin, used in certain complications of childbirth and in surgical shock. The anterior pituitary provides several separate substances--the growth hormone, and the gonad stimulating hormone being the most used. Adrenals ovaries, parathyroids, are dissected in the same way to procure the proper parts. ' The organ extracts made on the largest scale are insulin for diabetes and liver extract fo anemia; all the others fall away behind these in usefulness. They are used daily by many thous ands of people over the world. Next come thyroic extract and adrenal medulla, the later being usec under the names o£ epinephrine or adrenalin. TOMORROW nr CLARK JUNNAIKD ·vrotable Births--Eugene Francis Donald, Jr., b ·I" 1890, president of Zenith Radio corporation, an originator of the time payment plan for automo biles. . . . Christian Frederick, b. 1899, crown princ of Denmark. Sir Malcolm Campbell, b. 1B85 British sportsman famed for auto racing. March 11, 1302--The date fixed in Veronese his tory and legend as the wedding day of Romeo Mon tecchi and Giula Capelletti at the Citadella churc of Minorites. As Romeo Montague and Julie Capulet they are the most famous lovers in his tory, and in the Campo di Fiera, Verona, you ma see--by paying 1% lira--what is supposed to b the tomb of Juliet; yet there is no proof that the ever lived. March H, 1702--The first English language dail newspaper ever published, appeared in London The Courant ("fleet messenger.") The editor, Sam uel Buckley, assured his readers he would not tak it upon himself to give any comments of his owr "supposing other people will have sense enough make reflections for themselves." March 11, 1791--Congress made its first direi appropriation for a navy. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY raid by Globe- Gazctlo Flics hlrly Years Ago-J. A. McGrath left today for a visit with rela- ves at Eagle Grove. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herth of Lansing are vis- ing in the city for a few days. Lieut. Earl H. Ellis of the U. S. marines was in le city today looking over the city for the purpose f establishing a sub-recruiting station for that de- artment of the war department. W. L. Larson of Britt was in the city transacting usiness yesterday, H. H. Harbaugh left today for a business visit in i. Paul. John Walrath of Clarksville is in the city lor short business visit. Mrs. ,A. ,M.- Ikenbery left today for -a short .visit ith relatives .and friends at ; Greene; It's Easy to Agree With Ford in This find it extremely easy to believe that Henry Ford is a smart man--in spite ol classic observation wrongly credited to him during a trial in the early nineteen-twenties that 'history is mostly bunk." 1 grant, of course, that my judgment might be just a little warped for the reason that I'm judging him on a kindly-estimate recently expressed by him of newspapers. "Newspapers," to quote . from the mighty industrialist, "are the best educators. They arrive every day and are up to the minute." Commenting on this observation Benjamin De Casseras, writiug in the Chicago Herald and Examiner, has this to say: "Mr. Ford conceives the newspaper as the 'BEST EDUCATOR' because the great daily, when it pursues its legitimate function, not only presents in an. unbiased manner the happenings of the day but also stimulates in its readers the very end and aim o£ all true education--PRIVATE JUDGMENT. "The newspaper, therefore, as the greatest educational force in American life has a twofold mission--TO PRESENT THE NEWS IN AN ABSOLUTELY UNBIASED MANNER AND TO STIMULATE REFLECTION IN THE READER OF THE NEWS. "To continue this great work o£ being the 'best educators' one thing alone is absolutely necessary --THE PRESS MUST REMAIN FREE. "From the moment the press of a country is gagged, it ceases to be educational, it ceases to be a stimulator of free .thought and private judgment. It becomes a" INSTRUMENT TO E N S L A V THE MASSES." And to return to that history view credited to Mr. .Ford, I quote the following from Mr. De Casser as: "He did not say 'history is the bunk,' he said 'THE WAY HISTORY IS WRITTEN TODAY IS THE BUNK.' And herein he was also right. For history books, as [Thomas Carlyle said, are in nearly all cases the record of biased historians. "The newspaper today is the GREAT HISTORIAN. It is a perfect stenographic record of the times. It is the GREAT ANNALIST. And i£ a newspaper is true to its calling, it will present whal happens with one ideal in view-FACTUAL INTEGRITY. "That is the glory o£ a FREE PRESS. That should ba the high ideal of the AMERICAN PRESS." Some Tricky Words "or Radio Announcer venture there would ba some surprises for the av- _ ci-age radio announcer i£ he consulted a dictionary with regard to the pronunciation of these words: Often, either and neither. precedence, ihere is no He would find that "t" sounded in tjie first, that the first vowel in the second and third is a long "e"-not the long "i" inspired by the English and Harvard influence-and that the accent in the fourth word, precedence, is on the second syllable. The adjective, precedent, is accented on the second syllable but tlie noun form has the accent on the first syllable. Many persons, confused perhaps by the pronunciation o£ precedence, use a long "e" in the first syllable of predecessor, but this seems to be without authority in the Webster's at my command. No U. S. President Ever Ran a Saloon interested in a question recently put to the Globe-Gazette's information bureau, as follows: "Was Lincoln the only man who ran a saloon before taking the president's post?" Mr. Haskin's answer follows: "We do not find that any other president clerked' in a store in which alcoholic beverages were sold. This is all President Lincoln did. He did not operate a saloon or work in a saloon." Forcing Long Hours Is a Form of Murder am just about to bestow the classification of "po- murderer" upon the individual or company which by its schedule requires truck drivers to stay at the wheel long hours. These are harsh words but there's special- provocation. Sunday morning while the fog still lay thick over this locality, I met up with one of these sleeping drivers. About all I can remember is that it was a yellow truck of enormous size and that I took to the soft shoulder of the highway, just this side of the Cerro Gordo county line on No. 65. I'm still trembling over my narrow escape. I wish this little item might 'reach the eye of everybody in Mason City who operates one or more trucks. It's an appeal. Please be sure that you are not needlessly risking the li£e x p£ one of your drivers or somebody else on, the highway. 'wenfy Years WASHINGTON--Indications accumulated today nt President Wilson is likely to act at any time n the situation caused by Germany's announcement ruthless submarine warfare. E. C. Bayless left last night for Fort Dodge on a usiness trip. Frank Gildner has returned from Kearney, 'Tebr.. where he was engaged in the jewelry busi- icss, and intends to locate in this city. Mr. and "Mrs. H. C, Finch returned .today to 'Jorthwood following a visit with relatives in the Mr. and Mrs. Earl Moore have returned from a ew weeks visit in Chicago and Milwaukee. WASHINGTON--George "W. Guthrie of Pittsburgh, American ambassador at Tokio, died today at Tokio. Answers;to Questions C " ~ * * " By FUEDERIC J. : HASICIN [en Years Ago-A five man council for'Mason City was assured :oday when the house o£ representatives unanimously passed an amendment fathered by Clarence Snutson of Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo county representative. C. H. McNider gave a history of the federal reserve bank system in an address before the Lions club today. P. R. Flanagan of Chicago transacted business' n the city yesterday. W. C. Hines of Fort Dodge was a visitor in the city yesterday. T. W. Fatherson of Clarion was visiting in the city today. Charles Hustings visited yesterday at Chicago. TOKIO--Japan accepted President Coolidge's proposal for a three power naval arms limitation conference today when the cabinet voted unanimously to favor the project and cabled Ambassador Matsudaira in Washington to notify. Secretary iellogs of its decision. DES MOJNES--G. Norman Clark of Mason City was appointed a member o£ the board of control for a term of six years, Gov. John Hammill revealed today. Poets Everywhere By LOU MALLORY LUKE, UamptOD Dedicated to ISrlnglnr t h a Joy and Inspiration or Good Verse Into Ihe Lives or Hank and File lowans. 5 YLVIA IVERSON PYLE lives in Clarion, Iowa. She was born in Norway, the daughter o£ a sailor who came to this country to farm (but _was never a farmer at heart), when Mrs. Pyle was 3 years old. She is the oldest in a family of 10. She worked as a waitress in Clarion restaurants unti! her marriage in 1920, and is the mother o£ four children. Mrs. Pyle states that she has always tried to write poetry, and sometimes stories; one o£ which she is working on at the present time. She likes good company, to read good books, and to walk. IDEALS By Sylvia Iverson Pyle Oh, I would cling to mine own ideals, Like a lost man to a spar, And I would look to a higher plane, With love as a guiding star. And should I find as I worship there-This idol has feet of clay; Then would I seek a higher peak, Where I could ascend to pray. --REPRINT. Who is the father of modern statistics? C. I,. Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quet- elet, statistician, astronomer and mathematician, is regarded as such. He was born in Ghent in 1798 and died in Brussels in 1874. Should a cat be hungry to lie a good mouser? P. B. Healthy, well-cared for cats are the best mouscirs. Was there ever an English pope? H. W. Adrian IV, named Nicholas Brcakspeare, the only Englisn pope was born about 1100. He lett England a poor man, went to Paris and became an ardent student. He was chosen abbot, then cardinal and lastly pope in 1154. How many varieties of U. S. postage stamps have been printed? W. S. The first was sold July 1, 1847. Since then, more than 500 kinds have been printed. When was The Haeiie Tribunal established? S. N. In 1899. . .How much spent Ijy visitors to Mexico from U. S.? H. G. In 1935, 78,000 United States tourists spent $10,000,000. When will the English Derby be run? H. G. Held at Epsom June 2. What is the length of life of a house fly? A. T. The Pasteur institute has made experiments that reveal the fact that the longest life of a fly is about 62 days. It takes three generations to span the winter months. How much food does a CCC boy eat? C. B. About five pounds a day. What is the word used in Central America for the offspring of an Indian and a Negro? M. F, Zambo. What ivas the flood loss in furniture and household goods in Louisville? W. H. Estimated 312,000,000. What determines the value of a Currier and Ivcs print? C. G. The subject matter, rarity, quality, and state of preservation^ Why is a certain ureccl of cattle called "Polled" Aberdeen-Angus? ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove three.--Jeremiah. c. "Polled" is used by the Scotch to indicate hornless cattle. What !s the salary of tile hiffh commissioner to the Philippines? H. L. ,It is $18,000 a year. What towns besides Pompeii were destroyed by (he eruption of Mount Vesuvius? T. C. Herculaneum and Stabiae. Did Lafayette ever meet King George HI? N. HI. While Lafayette was visiting in England, shortly before bis departure for America, he was presented to the king. Tell of Archibald MacLcisii Princeton's new resident poet. F nr. Born at Glencoe, 111., May 7 1892. He received his preparatory education at the Hotchkiss school Lnkevillc, Conn.; A. B., Yale. 191i LL. B., Harvard, 1919; M. A. Tufts, 1932. From August, 1917, .ti February, 1919, he served as cap tain field artillery U. S. A. Hi poem, : "Conquistador," won the 'ulitzer poetry prize in 1933. Among his works are: "The Pot o£ ~;arth," "Streels in the Moon," New Found Land," "Panic" and Union Pacific--a ballet." How many escalators lias New York City? G. S. Estimated at 250, more than any. ilher cily in the world. How many pocket-size niaga- this country? D. L, About 40 in circulation. Was Annie Wood Besant, thco- iophist, married? H. J. Dr. Besant, nee Annie Wood, vas married to the Rev. Frank · Jesant, from whom she was separated in 1873. Is there a scientific explanation "or fairy rings? B, L. Nature Magazine says this circular formation is assv/ied by a number of different varieties of :ungus. A single spore may start the ring. The spawn spreads outward in all directions under the soil. The center eventually dies from lack o£ nutriment and the circle continues to widen on the outer side, as fresh soil nourishes the plants. Tell of William Hogarth. E. M. This painter, engraver and pic- 'orial satirist, was born in London in 1697. He served an appren- :iccship to a silversmith and about 1720 began business for himself, engraving coats o£ arms and designing plates for booksellers. In 1724 he entered the art school o£ Sir James Thornhill. He illustrated Gray's edition of Butler's Hudibras and in 1730 began the painting of the satirical pictures that made him famous. Among them are The Harlot's Progress, A Midnight Modern Conversation The Distressed Poet and marriage a Ja Mode. He died in 1764. ETHIOPIA Important history is revolving around Africa. Will the situation in Ethiopia ultimately involve other European powers? You cannot read the daily news from this storm center with complete understanding unless you have a map to refer to. To aid our readers in keeping abreast of these momentous events, the Globe-Gazette offers a new map which shows in minute detail the cities, towns, villages, mountains, railroads strategic lakes, and water routes of Africa. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. 1 inclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for a Map of Africa. Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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