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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 11 · 1937 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZEfTE AN A. W.'LEE NEWSPAPER ; * : ' Issued Every Week Day by (llu ' · MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY I21-1S3 East Slate Slrcct ' Telephone No. 380 LEE P. LOQMIS - - - - ·- Publisher'. W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. ~GEER - - Advertising Manager ' Entered as second-class matter April 17, 1030, at .the post office at Mason City, Io\va, under the act oj March 3, 1878. -MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively en titled to. th« use for publication of all news dispatches creditec t o j it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all loca Jieivs. ' Full leased wire service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DCS Molncs news and business ottices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake,. Mason Cily and Clear by the year :';.'...-....$7.00 : bythe week , OUTSIDE MASON OlTr AND CLEAK LAKE AND WmilN 100 MILES OF MASON CITX Per year by carrier ....$7.00 By mail 6 months Per week by carrier S .15 -By mall 3 monlhs Per.year by mail S4.00 By mail 1 month ,.,;.. OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year ..$5.00 Six months ..£3.25 Three month! . IN ALL STATES OTUEH THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr...tS,00 6 months..54.50 3 months...S2.50 1 month, Lake .$ .15 .$2.25 .51.25 :5 .50 Gentlemen in Politics A FEW short months ago Berry Halden and Guy "·' Gillette wore engaged in a spirited campaign to see which would represent Iowa in the upper house of congress. It was a.gentleman's fight, with both taking occasion in every talk to pay compli- ihentj to' the character and the ability of the other In dua time the election was held. Guy Gillette was the winner. Berry Halden'went back to his editorship' of the Chariton Herald-Patriot,' as good a county seat weekly as there is in Iowa-and that's saying something. ' , It would have been an easy thing lor Mr. Halden to Xeel that the man who defeated'him ; was deficient in his activities at Washington. But tha hasn't been Mr. Halden's course. He has preferrec to be the gentleman--fair and .fine. And as Exhibit A of this attitude, we quote the following from Mr. -Halden's personal column in the HeraldPatriot: , - ' . ' · . · . . "According to a long--established custom defeated candidates for public preferment see only everything wrong with the actions of those who have administered that defeat. . "It lias come to be one of our choicest American customs. The etiquet of politics has decreed that it just ain't the thing to do for a defeated candidate to see any good in his winning opponent. "I don't like the conventional, though. I like the fellow who does the thing he thinks is right, etiquet be damned; and so, .while I belong in that category of forgotten men who 'fit, bled and died" lor tlieir party, I refuse to be conventional in the role, of a .defeated candidate. "For the distinguished gentleman who grabbed off the senatorial toga which I sought--Senator Guy Mark Gillette--I can find only words oE praise for the position he has taken on President Roosevelt's supreme court revamping proposal. Elected on the new deal ticket. Senator Gillette lias, nevertheless, done some thinking for himself and has made his position very clear on the .latest presidential · proposal. That is re: freshing. 'It is paiticularly refreshing when contrasted ·with the 'well now, maybe yes, and then again maybe no' straddling position of Iowa's Senator r Herring ^v * ' J J k "The thing most needed in national governmental affairs today is just plain old-fashioned Honesty, with the representatives of the people daring to honestly state theli honest position lather than to duck, side-step, and back-peddlb in an effort to finally land on the popular side. "Senator Gillette probably has not endured himself to any great extent with some members of his own' party by his out-spoken opposition to packing the supreme court; but he has played fair with the people of Iowa in leaving no ques-, tion as to his position. I like that sort of sen- atoring, and I offer Senator Gillette my sincere blessing with a homely, 'Nice going, Senator.'" The essential bigness here reflected, plus the fine campaign staged by Mr. Halden, even in defeat, makes us confident that there's a large place in the political future of Iowa for this clean-cut, hard-hitting southern Iowa editor. Rift in Coronation Lute T ONDON is riot a little disturbed over the de*-' cision of Edward to marry Wally Simpson Hay 2, regardless of the unfortunate conflict with the coronation week. The lights of the Duke of Windsor's study at Enzesfeld c a s t l e have burned through-the-night without shaping Edward's decision. The Duke of Kent, Edward's youngest -and favorite brother, took back to London an agreement with the royal family through which the duke is reported to .receive a capital settlement of $l, 250,000 in cash, stocks, and real estate plus an allowance of $5,000 a month for life. This agreement .was worked out at Enzesfeld castle between Edward, the Duke of Kent and the crown legal adviser, Sir Walter Monckton. Into it was written a guarantee that neither Edward nor Wally would succumb to tempting offers for movies or memoirs. At Cannes the commotion over Mrs. Simpson's trousseau is at fever pitch. Molyneux has been quietly completing Wally Simpson's trousseau. This establishment of British- Captain Edward Molyneux has been a favorite with the English court and the peerage for a number of years, so Mrs. Simpson in her choice is clinging closely to British traditions. As coronation days draw near, England's mfd-- die class is showing a marked apathy toward the empire's show of the century. In spite of the ballyhoo of. steamship lines, the coronation has lost ifs kick. Popular interest is more concerned with Edward's romance than King George's coronation. Meanwhile Molyneux designers are having a field day, and England is looking forward to the merry month of Ma jr. Democracy Endangered j\TO STRONGER indictment has been uttered by any speaker of President Roosevelt's desire to obtain a subservient United States supreme court through appointment of additional members of that court than the address delivered a few nights ago at Miami,,Fla., by Doctor Glenn Frank, late of the University of Wisconsin. The former Wisconsin educator rightly credits President Roosevelt ; with having shown in many of his policies a desire for the betterment of the people. He adds, however, that all the ; good the president accomplished may be offset by his attempts to" transform ihe government of this nation from a democracy to an aiito'cracy'. According to Dr. Frank, the president's supreme court _proposKl Is a threat of a new tryanny whose adoption would mean the end of a democratic government for the United States. , "You bet your life" used to be an expression o£ confidence. Now it's a plain statement of what happens every time, as a pedestrian, you cross the street against the red. The time is just about here when a car withou a Cerro Gordo county safety council emblem on its rear license bracket looks partly undressed. An old-fashioned fellah is one who still believe^ that recovery can be worked out within the framework of the constitution. We claim distinction for never having noted in this space that the nine old men are about to become the nine hole men. Once more America is being confronted between the alternative of millions lor defense or a largei amount in tribute^ A better, and happier, world it would be if we did our worrying about only those things that we can control. Best thing that can be said about March is that it brings us one month nearer to,summer. PROS and CONS WHERE HIGHWAY DEATHS OCCURRED Lafe Hill in Nora Springs Advertiser: On this page I am publishing a map which shows by counties where Iowa's 526 .deaths in 1926 occurred. It is an interesting study. The average would be something more than five to the county. Since Floyd is about an average county in population, her showing of only one is quite flattering. Carrol county, ihe county on which Mr. Hall's safety editorial was based, because of the practical methods commended in the editorial, was 4 deaths, or four times as many as in Floyd county. Cerro Gordo with twice the population of Floyd, had 14 deaths On first thought it occurred to me that Clear Lake whiph draws vast throngs on account of the resort would account for the large number of deaths but again I glanced at Dickinson county, in which are situated Lake Okoboji and Spirit Lake, much more 'largely visited than Clear Lake, there were no deaths. It is also worthy of note that four counties in. a line in northwest Iowa there were no deaths. These counties are Lyon, Oscedla, Diclan- son and Emmet. Mitchell county had seven 'deaths PROHIBITION IS HEADED BACK Charles City Press: In Des Moines and the othei larger cities of the state it is claimed that hard liquor is passed over the counters without reserve with no one to interfere, which ultimately will start a new crusade and when prohibition once again becomes enthroned upon the slate and the nation it will be there to stay. The liquor men are now having their day in court, tried before a jury of the American electorate. A PREDICTION Perry Chief: A few weeks ago on this broadcast we ventured the prediction that George Wilon of Des Moines would not contest the election f Governor Kraschcl. This prediction-proved to be correct. We now'venture another long range prediction that Mr. Wilson still has his eyes on the governor's chair, and will be a candidate for the republican nomination again a year from this coming June. WHAT ROOSEVELT WANTS Logan Obser\er Roosevelt wants to be given absolute control at the nation's government, to be a-monarch inl_truth He wishes to write the laws to legislate ^nd to execute, unhampered by anj constitution or by any interpolations that conflict with his opinions or ambitions That is why he wants to name a United. States, supreme court. IT WOULD BEWILDER ANYBODY Keokuk Gate Cily: A New York story says Mrs. Maria Martinez Palmer, estranged wife at Potter d'Orsay Palmer, is bewildered by an offer from her husband of eight million dollars for a divorce. Who wouldn't be bewildered by an offer of eight millions? AGAINST LONGER TERM Nashua Reporter: Governor Kraschel has proposed a four-year term for state officers. Four years is too long, there are too frequently men elected to office where a two-year term is too long for the good of his constituents. 46 TO 2 RATHER THAN 3 TO 2 Algona Advance: Roosevelt still thinks in terms of 46-2. He doesn't like the popular vote of 60-40, or 3-2. It doesn't look so convincing. No wonder Jim Farley turned red and embarrassed at the tes- imonial dinner. ONE NEW DEAL VIEWPOINT Webster City Freeman-Journal: Considering the afious angles of the problem, it appears to the Preeman-Journal .that under the circumstances the best thing congress can do is to let the supreme court alone. WE'HACE'A CHAPTER HERE TOO Clarion Monitor: Do you belong to the Clarion' ay-walkers club? Jay-walkers take chances, cross ntersections diagonally and seldom are interested n old age pensions. -Many die young. OUSTER TO BE GRADUAL Boone News-Republican: Governor Kraschel Is tot going to kick the library employes out enmasse. ?hey are to be eased out gradually, to make room or the deserving democrats. ' TOLL BRIDGES ON' WAY OUT Burlington Hawkeye-Gazette: The time is com- ng when toll bridges will disappear and Burling- on should prepare for that time although it is probably several years distant. ANYBODY KNOW A TOUGH JOB? Lake Mills Graphic: It must be a tough job bc- ng a bill collector for a firm that sells motor trailer homes on the installment plan. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG ON THE ANTIQUITY OF JAZZ MASON CITY--In spite of the treatment of the ubject in the Saturday Evening Post, I am offer- ng an explanation of jazz. . . It began with putting the accent in the wrong place, which was a surprise. Then other surprises vere introduced. Pig squeals. Making a noise and ace like a nut and playing "Aw Shucks I Can't Keep F'm Loving That Man" on a stove pipe or killet or something. Jazz is novelty, and music is what you think is music. When Berlioz introduced the triangle (the in- trument, not the problem) in the orchestra a great nusician got up and left in high dudgeon. Once, jefore rehearsal, Theoaore Thomas Vtound his vio- inists quarreling with Adamowski (who could play nything but took the whisky route) over a pass- go which he had said they weren't playing. It ouldn't be played. In trying to get it the violins iiade a sort of cat fight in the upper notes, which vas exactly the effect the composer wanted. So what? I might add, to show that we have lade some progress at least, in musical taste, that lie council of the city of London once made an ordi- ance to this effect: "Any persons found playing or ntrcating others to hear them play on a violin or iddle in any alehouse or tavern, shall be adjudged oaue?, vagabonds, and sturdy, beggars." FRANK E. HO ARE. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . , . . by Scott WlH DOW OF A CH PLEAT PLAGUE LONDON! _ ^ WOR.EtlELME.-fS Wl-fH FALSE NOSES FILLED SWEE.-T SMELLIMCJ W$ USED 1U FO SEKT B/ 5E.MAPrlORE.5O YEARS BEFOJtt MORSE, . OYE-R-_ WIRES 5-11 CDANCE5,£T£) APUE A MEMORIAL io ^HEIDIPPIPES, AH' AfHEMlAM £pltlER., WtlO RAM MARA-fHoM BA-ffLEFlELO C490B.CJ MiLE5 "1e ArffinviS wrfri NEW$ ^-TflENIAvN VICTORY AMP J=EU DEAP FROM EKHAVJ$fl O K AFTER, -rtf. -HAD SHOUfEP ·REOO1CE VSCE. t^OMQljEC." - " COPYRIGHT 1937. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CI/ENDENINO, ill. D. TESTING ACTION OF DRUGS IT on the dog" is not such a theoretical ·*· mode of procedure in the modern manufacture and marketing.of potent drugs. It is called biologic assay, which indicates that the drug is tested or assayed on animals. In a present day laboratory of pharmacology you would, probably be surprised, unless you were prepared for it, to hear the crow of a rooster. Entering the room whence this expression emanated, you would find cage after cage full of proud large white Leghorn cocks. Their brilliant red combs and wattles would be especially prominent, moving, waving quivering to the pompous strut of the owners. But, alas, one or two' dejected members would soon be spotted. Their heads hang, their eyes are lustreless and their combs--their badges of overlordship ·--are a _ _ . mottled blue, shrunken and dull. i}r. Uendonmg These, as a matter of fact, are the ones which are being used to test ergot. Ergot is a drug obtained from a fungus growth on cereal grains, especially rye. It is now used in medicine chic-fly for the purpose of checking any excessive bleeding which may occur after childbirth. This it does by contracting the smooth muscle ot the womb. It has similar actions on other smooth muscles, including those of blood vessels. · ' ' . ' . - · This latter action once caused great misery. In the middle ages, when such a large part ot the people's diet was/ coarse broad and when no precautionary measures were used to inspect or select the grain, it was common enough to use rye which was infected with this rust. This resulted in epidemics of ergotism, when the spasm of the blood vessels became so pronounced that gangrene resulted, and loes and even whole limbs dropped off. The chronicles of the time are full of accounts of epidemics. The disease began with a feeling of coldness in the .Imb and then intense burning pains. Finally the Jmb became livid and had to be amputated. Even long ago the effective .use o f " ergot in jleeding after childbirth was known, but it became an established part of practice following Stearns' report in 1807. It is evident, however, that if it is o be relied upon in so important a crisis, the physician must be sure of the potency of the sample he s using. The fungus may grow in different strengths according to weather conditions and kind of grain, and there is no way of measuring its chemical.ptir- ty as one would analyze such a crystal line drug as magnesium sulphate. Here is where the rooster comes in. His comb s a mesh of blood vessels, and it was long egd observed that when infected grain was put out in he barnyard, the roosters' combs lost their rich red hue and became blue.. So the modern phar- macologist can test the potency of his ergot by in- 'ecting a measured amount into the breast of a ·ooster and watching the promptness and amount of the changes. The effect lasts several hours and lien the animal returns to normal. Other drugs which must be assayed in a similar rying-it-on-tne-dog fashion are digitalis, used in icart disease; insulin and pituitary extract. TOMORROW By CLAIIK \Totablc Births--Stewart Edward White, b. 1873, in L ^ Grand Rapids, Mich., novelist whose hobby is lunting with bow and arrows . . . Daniel Webster Hoan, b. 1881 in Milwaukee, socialist mayor oj Milwaukee. . .'. Gabrielle D'Annunzio, b. 18G4, Italian dramatist and novelist. . . . Annette A. Adams, b. 1877 in Prattville, Cal., first woman to be a U. .S. district attorney and assistant attorney-general. . . . IWarch 13, '1866--The Columbus, Ga., Times pub- Jshed a letter from Mrs. Mary Ann Howard Williams, proposing that a day be set aside "to wreathe !he graves of our martyrred dead with flowers," and thus instituted the memorial day custom in the south that was adopted in time in the north. The south, .however, still has no uniform memorial day. Various states observe it on April 26, May 10 May 30 and June 3. March 12, 1912--The organization now known as the Girl Scouts of America, founded in Savannah, Ga., by Juliette Low, who formed the White Rose patrol with 11 members. - ONE MINUTE PULPIT--And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect ol righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. --Isaiah 32:17. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON Thirty Years Ago-Mrs. Mary Hurlbut left yesterday for Cornell, N. Y., where she will visit relatives. March is doing its level best to tell of .the whisperings of spring. Ed Marsh returned to his home at Austin, Minn.. after a visit with relatives in the city. Al Swanson left today for Des Moines to visit his son and daughter who are attending Drake university. Mrs. Jock Valentine and children, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. David Stolt, arrived in the city today from their home in England and expect to make,their home in Mason City. E. W. Russell of Meservey is in the city today on business. Twenty Years Ago-p',1 ~ j, T A Potter and John Stanton "were nominated for the final mayoralty race yesterday at the city primary election. Nominated for the council were G. O. Gould, .Charles Lee, C. A. Cadwcll and F. A. Kirschman. WASHINGTON--Complete' definite instructions to the "armed guards" to be placed aboard American merchant craft bound through the German submarine zones were completed by {he navy department today and approved by Secretary Lansing- PEKING--China has severed diplomatic relations with Germany and taken possession of all German merchant ships in Shanghai, about six in number,, and placed the crews on shore under guard, and armed guards on the vessels. Frank Kirchgatter of Grafton is visiting friends in the city. Mrs. A. W. Zahm and sister returned last night from a visit to St. Paul. Ten Years Ago-- ' TOKIO--Central Japan, recovering slowly from the havoc wrought by Monday's earthquake, was swept today by a terrific gale. The storm brought renewed hardships in the Tango district, blowing down many of the hastily erected refugee shelters after troops had experienced considerable difficulty putting them up. WASHINGTON--Charges that the Mexican government, through its ambassador here and its consul general in New York City, had spent nearly 52,000,000 in an effort to discredit President Coolidge and Secretary Kellogg and that anti-American literature could be had for the asking at the New York consulate, are made by Hep. Gaillivan, democrat, of Massachusetts in an issue of the Congressional Record just off the press. Maybelle Brown has been elected swimming director at the Y. W. C. A., to succeed Mrs. Florence Lee Cox. TJ. J. Farley of Minneapolis transacted business in Mason City the past week. ALL OF US By MAKSFIALr, MASI.IN- BETWEEN A MAN AND HIS SON OOME DAY, despite all I can ever do to prevent " it, my son will stand before me in despair, an- ;er or accusation and say to me: "You don't understand!" And I'll stand there, looking at him, baffled, a ittle despairing, too, and wonder whether I do un- ierstand--i£ it is ever possible for any father to Bridge that wide, deep gulf between the generations. I do not know, now, what I shall say then to my on ... I may be able to convince him that, though I do not understand enough about him and his problems, his doubts and beliefs and torment and ecstasy, to help him much, even I, his father, was once as young as he and thought his own father did not understand. I say I "may be able" to do that. I'm not so sure that I shall be able, .. . The years, even though they may not estrange, sometimes make a great gulf between the little lad who once thought his father knew everything--and now sees him only as one who stands in the way and says "Don't do that!" The father may not be very wise. He has made many mistakes, stumbled 'often, fallen, picked himself up, tried again. He is no taller than his young son, perhaps not physically as strong. When they are talking facts, they face each other as equals . . . But the father knows, if he knows anything at all, that emotionally he is more, mature than his stalwart young 1 son. . . . He remembers more or less clearly how he felt when he was a boy . . . how powerfully emotion drove him on and on, how mightily the things he wanted bulked on his young horizon, and how unreasonably and irrationally his elders opposed his desires. ,. S P , whe " I f ace my young son on that predestined fulure day, I hope I may remember what I was and how I felt--and I pray that I shall be able, somehow, to reach my hand across the gulf to that youth who is not as wise as he will grow to be. ^^ OBSERVING I 1 £ ^iiT^iiyf^l^frftfl^i^irertftftiii?^ Both Movie Winners . for '36 Are Austrians guess it's going to simmer to a contest between America and Austria so far as the movie colony in Hollywood is concerned. And at the moment Austria is out in front because both Luise Rainer and Paul Muni, winners of the Academy ol Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards for excellence in acting for 1036, arc Austrians. Miss Rainer 'won the gold statuette (known to Hollywood as "Oscar") for her portrayal o£ Anna Held in'"The Great Ziegfeld." Paul Muni was similarly honored for his work in "The Story o£ Louis Pasteur." The Pasteur drama won a double honor for the authors, Sheridan Gibney and Pierre Collings, as it was acclaimed the best original and screen play of the year: Neither Luise Hainer nor Paul Muni- are in the same salary category as most of the studio darlings. Their workmanship and acting, however, have been judged outstanding performances of last year. Luise Hainer's role in "The Great Ziegfeld" was her second in pictures. Her other picture, "The Good Earth," is destined to sweep her to even greater heights. · It is of more than passing interest that 1936 star performances went to players who were not exactly the most handsome on the lot. They brought life to their roles rather than beauty. Hollywood which thinks primarily, in terms of physical perfection may have to revise Us requirements. Interesting in the 1936 Academy awards was the designation o£ Walt Disney's "The Country Cousin" as the best cartoon comic. Done in technicolor this "Silly Symphony" eclipses even the phenomenal "Three Little Pigs." It is one of Hollywood's real gems of color cartooning. Marie Dressier, Shirley Temple and now Luise Rainer have been rated "tops" by the motion picture academy, proving that art is not essentially a matter of platinum blond curls nor Marlene Dietrich sophistication. ' --o-No New Land Yet Open in Boulder Dam Region am sure there must be some others who, like my- f self, had assumed that considerable new farm land was being opened up at once by the Boulder dam power and irrigation project. The fact is, however, according to authentic word from Washington, tHat new land irrigated below Boulder dam will not be available for several years. When that time comes, notice will be given by the proper governmental agency andi land ^ay be taken up under the regular homestead laws. Among: Our Young Men Who Have "Made Good" was interested in this catalog of successful young of 193G compiled by Durward Howes, editor of "America's Young Men:" Carl Anderson, co-winner of the 1938 Nobel prize for physics; Donald W. Douglas, airplane manufacturer; Walter D. Edmonds, author of "Drums Along the Mohawk;" Paul G. Hoffman, automobile manufacturer and contributor to public safety; Walter E. Hoi- man, president of the United States junior chamber of commerce; Rush D. Holt, United States senator from West Virginia; Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., United States senator from Massachusetts; Phillips H. Lord for his assistance in the suppression of crime through his radio program, "Gang Busters;" Henry Morgen- thau, one of the youngest secretaries of the treasury since Alexander Hamilton; Glenn Morris, Olympic decathlon winner; Robert Taylor, motion picture star; and Irving Thalberg, in memoriam. Separate the Roails and Cut the Crashes «H^ am not ready yet to con*ii**' cec ' e " la * extra lane highways are of necessity more dangerous than single lane highways. Arnold H. Vey, state traffic engineer in New Jersey, has made a study of the matter and comes up with the conclusion that narrow roads are safer than wide ones. Two-Jane highways have fewer accidents than three-lane highways, and three-lane highways have fewer accidents than four-lane highways, he reports. The explanation is that on a two-lane road, the motorist doesn't U-y to pass the car ahead until he is sure that the road is clear. On a three lane road, he is less careful. Give him four lanes and he is prone to go weaving all over the place, regardless of traffic conditions. This report led the Cedar Falls Record to observe: "Engineers can do their level best to give us safe highways but until they find a way to give us safer drivers, the traffic problem will still be acute." I started out here to quarrel with the finding of Mr. Vey. I still believe that the important point to be observed in the construction oC highways is an actual physical separation between the traffic moving in opposite directions. This, if I don't miss my guess, is going to be the chief distinguishing mark of future highways/And when it is accomplished, I feel sure that .there ..won't ·· be these .added .: accidents ~:,bnV- 'extra-lane highways" noted and reported oh by the New Jersey engineer. Answers to Questions FHEDF.HIO J. IIAS1U.V How long has Finchurst, N. Car., been a winter resort? E. L. Founded as a winter resort In 1895 by James W. Tufts of Boston. What was Louisa. AlcoU's first book? H. G. "Flower Fables," published in 1855. What is the oldest organ? M. F. Probably the one discovered at Aquincum, a former Roman settlement now a suburb of Budapest. An attached tablet states that the instrument was' built in 228 A. D. Its two wind chambers and 52 pipes have been remedied so that it can be played as well as ever. Has Cuba ever liail another name? E. II. On Columbus' second voyage in 1494 he named it Juana, after Juan, the son of Ferdinand and Isabella. It \yas subsequently named Fernandina, Santiago and Ave Maria, but the aboriginal name of Cuba was never supplanted. How largre Is Central park in New York City? IV. R. It embraces 840 acres. What is the altitude of Paris? C. D. Varies between 80 feet at the Point du Jour, tile exit of the Seine Crom the fortification, and 420 feet at the hill of Montmartre in the northern part of the city. In what part of France was Mainbocher liorn? W. H. The designer was not born in France. He was born in Chicago. How can pedestrians best avoid being- injured or killed by automobiles? B. R. A new hand-book of accident statistics suggests four, rules: Cross only at intersections of streets; cross only with signal (if 'here are such devices); face traffic on rural roads; never hitch rides. Is there a barklcss dog? J. II. At the recent dog show in London 10 Basenjis from Central Africa were exhibited. They do not bark and arch their backs like cats when they are angry. Is plaid a. pattern or a material? W. E. Both. It is also a large square o£ such material worn as a garment by Scots Highlanders. Hoiv old is the'making- of puns? T. B. An ancient form o£ wit. Aristo- phanes and Cicero employed it. Has Hawaii a national flower? E. W. A bill has been passed by the Hawaiian legislature making the hibiscus the official flower. What were the Kcv. Robert Mc- Bumcy's contributions to the Y. M. C. A. movement? R. W. His outstanding contributions to the movement were the conviction that the work should be carried on by young men, for young men; the creation of varied programs, gymnasiums, etc.; the organization of a national council which trains for leadership, and the creation and development o£ the general secretaryship. Why was (he Latin Quarfer nf Paris so called? P. W. Contained many schools in the early days and was so called because Latin was the language of medieval scholasticism. What were the first words recorded by Thomas A. Edison on a phonograph cylinder? M. K. The poem, "Mary Had a Little Lamb." How much land is occupied by the New York botanical garden? P. ai. The New York botanical garden consists of 400 acres of land in the northern and western parts of Bronx park. Has the name of St. Thomas, capital of the Virgin islands, been changed? W. H. The Virgin islands, through an ordinance passed by their Colonial council, signed by Gov. Lawrence W. Cramer, have readoptcd the old Danish name. Charlotte Amalie for their capital. Has Australia a Northern territory and a Central territory? M. S. r From 1927 to 1931, the Northern territory of Australia was divided for administrative purposes into two divisions, North Australia and Central Australia. The Northern territory is now only one political division. The capital is Darwin. KEEP ACCOUNT Saving always is easier in households operated on a monthly budget plan. The new Globe-Gazette "Household Budget Booklet" will help you with your 1337 budgeting and accounting. Thirty-two pages on special durable paper. Twenty pages of: text and twelve ruled accounting pages for keeping a daily record ot expenses and income. The special paper will preserve your accounting records indefinitely in either ink or pencil. Every household needs this useful service booklet. Your copy will be mailed direct from our Washington information bureau. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. 'I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for the new "Household Budget Booklet." Name Street City Stale (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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