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SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEK ((INDICATE NEWBI'Al'EB Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY .121-123 East Stole Street Telephone No. 38QU .JLJBE P. L O O M 1 3 ~ W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLO*D L. GEER . publisner Managing Editor - - City Editor Advertising Manager Emma Katherina Kehr, the maiden of Hessen who had the hardihood to continue to receive the attentions of er Jewish suitor alter the Hitler edict that no girl of the Aryan race should associate with a Hebrew. The Jewish lover has been sent to prison and the girl's name has been published throughout the state as an example of a girl "who was forgetful of her MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Cleat LaKe, Mason Cits ana Cleat by tno f"£ifi£jjj£ jYisON' C IXY ANB CLEAR! LAKE Lake. S .15 Pet year by carrier .... J7.0U By mall 6 months Pet week by carrier .... * .15 By mall 3 months Per year by mall 14.00 By mall 1 month OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year 56.00 SU months... .$3.00 Three monUu....$1.75 52.0U 51.20 * .5U Most people will applaud the young woman for not being forgetful of her lover rather than her race. Adolf Hitler will learn as others have before him that he cannot so regulate peoples' lives that they will refuse to associate with the men and women that they find attractive. Hitler is but emphasizing the persecution that he s according the Hebrew residents of Germany in his attempts to heap ignominy on a young girl whose only fault is that she found a young man of the Jewish race :ompanionable. Why it is that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual? --PLINY. . JAPAN ASKED TO "CLARIFY" .fiREAT BRITAIN and the United States are taking *·* notice of Japan's declaration of a practical Monroe doctrine for China and its rather abrupt announcement to the other countries that in the future they will not be allowed to participate in the formation of policies for the far east. London has sent a note to Tokio asking the Japanese government to "clarify" the situation and to inform England what the real attitude of Japan is in regard to Chinese policies and the relations of China with European nations. The United States is taking the same position as Great Britain. William Phillips, acting secretary of state, has called upon the Japanese ambassador to this country for information as to what the Japanese pro- nunciamiento meant and what the attitude of that country is to be toward the present so-called "open door" to China- It is understood the Japanese ambassador, Horosi Saito, declared emphatically that the seeming intended protectorate of Japan over China and perhaps all of Asia did not contemplate the abrogation of the nine power treaty or any of the obligations of Japan imposed by that agreement. Both England and the United States, however, definitely foresee that the Japanese Monroe doctrine if not administered in the same way that the United States has carried out its declaration as to the attitude of European nations toward countries on the American continent might mean an intent by Japan to practically place China under its control. Both Great Britain and the United States are properly asking Japan to make a distinct statement as to just how the Asiatic "Monroe doctrine" is to be administered. ADVENTURER'S DEATH P NEUMONIA has claimed the life of William Thaw II, commander of the Lafayette Escadrille, after a stormy and heroic career. He was 40 years of age and a pioneer in flying. Since the war Thaw had been an insurance man in Pittsburgh. Thaw was a member of one of Pittsburgh's oldest families and a pioneer in early American aviation. He it was who first proved the practicability of sbip-to- · shore air service-when he flew out of the Imperator as the ship was entering New York channel and dropped a bundle of mail and papers on its boat deck. That same year Thaw electrified New York by flying under the four bridges over East river in a small plane, the first man to accomplish this feat. When ominous shots rang out at Sarajevo in 1914 Thaw was in Paris with his brother who was coun- sellor of our embassy at Oslo, Norway. At that time he was trying to interest the French government in an automatic airplane stabilizer which he and his brother had invented. In the tremendous days of August, 1914, Thaw enlisted as a private with 121 other Americans in a volunteer Foreign Legion, which later became the Lafayette Escadrille. This was one of the most celebrated flying units of the World war, as distinguished in battle as Riehtofens' flying circus. Thaw was a famous figure in early American aviation, and a distinguished flyer of the World war Strange it was that death sought him through pneumonia after a life of high adventure. THE TIDE TURNS C HEAP dollars are doing for the United States wha( the cheap franc and other foreign currencies did for certain European countries after the war. A Dutch ship landed in New York yesterday bringing a load of tourists to stay a week in New York on an "all expense" tour. They came to see the high buildings climb the statue of Liberty, and take a look at the view from the top of the Empire State building--just as Americans in Paris climb the Eiffel tower and go for a drive in the Bois. No doubt they will purchase souvenirs, and in other respects comport themselves like Yankees abroad. The Dutch guilder, gold standard currency, will buy a lot of American dimes and dollars. These "invisible imports," as the foreign trade experts call them, will not make much difference in the international balance of trade. But it would be all to the good to encourage as much as possible of this sorl of foreign "tourism," as the French call it. Too few Europeans know anything about the United States ' and their newspapers do not help them much to learn The features of American life that get the most plaj in European papers are gangsters and Hollywood. And with the exotic productions of the movies, the closest contact the average European has with American life it is a strange picture altogether that he has. A littl bit of actual contact by the plain ordinary Dutchman or Frenchman would do wonders for international un derstanding and appreciation. It might be a useful addition to the recovery set up to establish, as many European countries have done a "department of tourism," to encourage and foste foreign visitors. It might help to discourage the for eign belief that all Americans go armed, that machin guns rattle all day long in our streets on which per ambulate languorous ladies of doubtful virtue, with those mysterious Hollywood eyes! ANOTHER HITLER MISTAKE A DOLF HITLER may find that interference with th " romance of women of the German nation is as dan gerous to his dictatorship as his attempts to rule th religion of the German people. Probably most German women and undoubtedl; the women of other parts of the world sympathize wit Pertinent or Impertinent Widows in an Australian province wear scars on heir back, an American investigator has found, Aus- ralians would probably be interested to know, in re- urn, that baldheads and abundant wrinkles are the mark of American husbands. And the most Dan Turner has to offer by way of solving the oppressive tax situation is a net income levy which might relieve property of one-tenth of its present burden. It's to be hoped that state liquor stores remain long enough to prove that bootlegging isn't a phenomenon peculiar to prohibition. If it weren't for Huey Long, it could be said that Louisiana Is entirely free of earthquakes. The consolation of a dry spring like this is that we save on our umbrella bill. OTHER VIEWPOINTS REPEAL TURNOVER Kewanee, DL, Star-Courier: Since the nation de- Darted from the dry standard in December, wet and S" gain hTMve been divided. If anything, the dry caus^ gained ground since the saloon came back CoincideSt with the Illinois primary 21 of Chicago s 3 precincts in which a referendum was sought went dryTas did four precincts in "no mans ^;l su £±^ Wilmette and Kenilworth. Overseer Wilbut Glenn Voliva's Zion went dry overwhelmingly, probably imbued by the Voliva verdict that, "the only place _ for iquor is in hell." Kenilworth voted ten to one against -aloons while Wilmette gave the dry cause a dignified our to one majority. Or , n rtpr1 In the Tri-Counties, referenda have been s P°TM cl or early conclusions. In Bureau county last w "k ti 18 Ullage of Neponset voted wet, and the city of pnnce- on voted dry. However, Princeton township went wet n the same election. In a special election this week the city of Galva voted wet by a fair majority in a heated campaign. For the most part, the outcropping of the old sa- oon has sickened most communities on the wet cause. The Roosevelt administration in seeking repeal of prohibition made it plain that what the country wanted was individual liberty restored without the old-time saloon. Some states carried out the letter and the spir- t of Roosevelt's policy of temperance under repeal. Other states like Illinois, discarded Roosevelt doctrine without a thought and re-established liquor IB saloons whose atmosphere was worse, if anything, than those which the state had outlawed more than g. decade before. 4 half year of legal liquor has not entirely convinced the state that liquor is a community asset and saloons are essential. The turnover of the times denotes a trend to the dry side. COLFLESH TALKS TAX Oelwein Register: Robert Colflesh in a speech at Oskaloosa yesterday told his audience that any new tax methods employed must be a replacement of the property tax and not merely another tax. Groaning mder the burden of taxation as it is real estate is not an attractive investment to any one. It .does not even make it desirable for a home. Most people are coming ·o the conclusion that the best thing to do just now s to permit the other fellow to own the property and are willing to pay a small rental on it. That is a most unhealthy condition. The desire to own a home is one ofthe safeguards of our country, and when the tax is placed almost entirely on that sort of property it is rilling that desire on the part of the people. We are all getting pretty tired of having just another tax added to the burden without making it a replacement of the tax on real estate.^ THIS BUSINESS OF GETTING MARRIED Northwood Anchor: Something over a year ago the [owa legislature repealed the five-days notice law for oersons contemplating marriage in this state. It was said by those who favored repeal that it was an unwarranted deprivation of private privilege; that the state was taking undue liberties with the rights of the neople. Yet at Fairfield one day recently Violet C *Viley, bride of less than a month, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of remarrying within a year after her divorce. She posted a $500 bond for the jurpose of keeping out of jail. Is there any sense to ;hat law--if the five-day marriage contained no sense? It seems that comment is unnecessary. THE PART THAT ISN'T TOLD Fairmont, Minn,, Sentinel: Proudly the repealists point to the fact, and it is a fact, that $660,000 has already flowed into the state treasury through liquor :axes, that the amount for the first year will probably be two and a half million dollars. It is a safe bet that ;very dollar that has thus flowed in will require two Jollars to flow out again to meet the added poor relief ireated by people who can't afford it, spending their money for booze. So Where's the taxpayer ahead? Watch people guzzling suds, say nothing about spiked 3rinks, in this town, people you know. How many of them can afford it? How many of them can you spot who are "on relief?" WHERE RADIO ADVERTISING AFFRONTS Estherville News: Radio advertising is beginning: to drive the race mad. Advertising, with success, cannot be forced upon the attention of people. There is interest in advertising, as there is in news, but people want to read it as they please; they do not want to be tormented and shouted at every two minutes. Advertisers are restoring the beauty of hillsides and prairies. They next should give us back an unadulterated ether. NUDIST COLONIES ARE OLD STUFF Washington Post: All through the winter AI Jolson, Ben Bernie, Eddie Cantor, Jimmie Durante and Walter Winchell have scarcely let a radio act go by without somehow working in a joke about the nudists. When anything gets known by the radio comedians, it is high time that news editors leave it alone. MR. ROOSEVELT'S NEXT BOOK Council Bluffs Nonpareil: President Roosevelt has written two books since his nomination. The first was 'Looking Forward." The second, just off the press, is -Jititled "On Our Way." Now if he'd just write an- Dther telling "Where We Are Going," the new deal li- srary would be complete. VETO DEFEAT ISN'T PERMANENT Iowa Democrat: Those who flatter themselves that Roosevelt's influence is waning are bears on a bull market. One swallow does not. make a summer, nor floes one setback lose a campaign. DAILY SCRAP BOOK ABORiqiNAL. WIDOWS ON -TftE CJRAVE. OF HE)R DEAD HUSBAND IU REVERENCE To HK MEMOR/- WIDOWS WEEDS" ARE. PJuAS-TE-R OF PARIS CAPS, EACH 8 OR IO POUKD5 OBSERVING presume others, like myself, have fallen into the habit ot applying the words "right" and "left" to political thought without considering how the terms carne about. "Moving toward the eft" means becoming more radial" while "right" implies "conser- atlsm." In Europe the terms are ven more commonly employed. Rightists" and "leftists" are used almost as much as we in America use "republicans" and 'democrats." The terms, I learn from David Lawerence's "United States News," IRON WILL FLOA-TA SPECIFIC OF "l.T , IRON WIU. FLOAT m LIQUID MERCURY .THE. SPECIFIC R/wrT9 ef WHicH is BUILD HEIR Copyright, 1934, by Central Press Anociallop. Inc., DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clendenlng cannot diagnose or slve personal answers to letters from readers. When Questions arc at general Interest. however, they will be taken up. In order. In the dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan Clendenlne, care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 -words. By LOGAN CLENDEMKO, M. D." COST OF DIET MAY BE LOW In the first article this week, there was mentioned as one of the subconscious estimates a scientific dietitian made about foods, the question as to whether they were cheap or expensive. And this, as with many other things in life, has nothing to do with the price tag on the bill of fare. And, as also occurs in so many other practices in life, the actual estimate, rapidly as it may be worked out in the expert's mind, is nevertheless the judgment of an expert. Fundamentally it depends upon whether one knows the elements in foods which, go to make up a completely balanced diet. No diet can be economical which does not provide all the principles necessary for health and growth. It is here that the food faddist is most likely to go completely astray, and the common-sense person, who depends upon custom and not literature, to be entirely sound. I have been in homes where an entire family group, including infant, adults, an expectant mother, children and old people were living Dr. deadening on an expenditure unbelievably low, and yet the food provided on that expenditure was adequate, scientific and healthful in every particular. And I have been in other homes where no stint in the way -of money was placed on obtaining straw diets, and hay diets, and separated diets, and protective diets, and thinning diets, and thickening diets, and intestinal sewage diets, yet where half the household group was suffering frorr! some form of food deficiency or malnutrition or anemia or metabolic dyscrasia. It is impossible to go into every feature of the subject but a few brief instances may serve to show what is meant. Taking calories alone, asparagus costs 5 cents a hundred calories, molasses half a cent a hundred calories. But calories are not all, and molasses would be a very uneconomical food if it alone were served. In the long run, asparagus would be more healthful, hence, more economical. But cabbage is just as good or better, at half the price. As a source of protein, lentil vegetables are cheaper than meat But since they are not COMPLETE protein containers, they should be supplemented by milk or eggs and this addition brings the cost to about the same as meat. If one were to name any single article of food that from the standpoint of completeness is the cheapest, it would probably be milk. The factors which bring up the price of food without increasing the nutritive value, as listed by Dr. Mary Swartz Rose, are: 1. The amount of labor required to produce; potatoes can be produced with little expenditure and give a large nutritive return. 2. Transportation. 3. Perishability--canning reduces this. 4. The way goods are packaged for market. 5. Esthetic appeal. Vagrant Thoughts By LOD MALLORV LUKE, Hampton. An Admixture of Recollection and Reverie by a North Iowa Honsenlfe Washing Dishes and at Her Other Household Duties. When "April Comes Across the Hill" I think of the sea . . . dunes in the moonlight . . . gulls wheeling and screaming . . . and John Richard Moreland of Norfolk, Virginia, fellow-poet and friend. He knows the sea in all its moods and fairly haunts the dunes. Truly he is a Sea-Lover. Today his lovely poem, In April, from his book, Sea and April, seems to carry me far across the prairies to his dunes and beloved sea . . . IN APRIL By John Richard Moreland There is a way that calls to me When April comes, Of sea and sand and petalled tree Of surf-white plums. And I must walk the dunes and watch Each wave bough break, See the white petals of the plum With life awake. And as the wind blows wild and strong Whirling in ecstasy O which can be the lovelier. White plum, white sea? EARLIER DAYS Being a Dally Compilation of Interesting Items from the "Ted, Twenty and Thirty Years Ago" Flies of tho Globe-Gazette. Thirty 1'ears Ago-The first game of the season, which the Centrals have had the pleasure of playing, proved a defeat for them. The contestants were an aggregation from Minneapolis, said to be on the road for the purpose ot advertising real estate. They were accompanied by a jrass band and before the game dispensed sweet music. This likely entranced the locals to such an extent that ;hey were unable to find the ball and lost by an 11 to 4 score. Billy Sunday, with whom negotiations are ponding for a series of revival services in this city, ia creditec with having suspended his revival meeting to aid a ballteam at Rockford, 111. There are plans under way, it is said, for the erection of an auditorium on the vacant lot next to the Elks building. Mr. McMorrow has the plans for the building of the same and will make it convenient sizr for the accomodation of large audiences. St. Joseph's Catholic church was again filled las night. Twenty Years Ago-Paul Prehn lost a wrestling match to L. C. Curtis Grand Fork, N. Dak., last night at Moose hall. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Bogardus of Chicago spen Sunday visiting friends in the city. WASHINGTON--President Willson has decided ti order ferderal troops to Colorado to restore order in the coal strike district, where virtual civil war exists Four young Greeks, seeking possibility of active service in the Mexican campaign, have asked to be en rolled as members of the Iowa National guard. G. J. Brakacholos, 18, was instantly killed at thi Lehigh Cement plant yesterday when he was caughi in a conveyor belt and thrown 40 feet. WASHINGTON--Huerta's formal acceptance to Argentina, Chile and Brazil to attempt to bring abou peace, was cabled to the Spanish ambassador late las 1 night. Ten Years Ago-INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Warren T. Gray, convicted yesterday of using the mails to defraud, today resigned as governor of Indiana. M. V. Keith and Carl Depper, fort Dodge, visited with King Vanderwicken today. Mier Wolf has returned from a visit with sisters in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. Harry Keeler has been elected director of the Chamber of Commerce to fill a vacancy, due to a resignation, it was announced today. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hanson of Soobey, Mont., left today for their home after visiting with Mrs. B. Turner, 1040 Second street northwest. nac of 1875 and, to quote F. E. F., "showing the brand of humor current in the days when the almanac was a necessity in every well-regulated home: Which one of the presidents wore the largest hat? The one with the largest head. What man is allowed to sit before the queen with his hat on?--Her coachman. Why is a housekeeper with but little furniture like a tender-hearteti person?--She is easily moved. Why is a balky horse like an or- irnmental intelligence, probably or- ginated in the British parliamentary ystem and have been adopted in various ways by certain other na- ions. There is a broad aisle which runs down the center of the house if Commons from the speaker's desk to the main door opposite. The jenches of the members are arranged parallel to the aisle and fac- ng it. The ministry sits on the 'ront bench to the right of the speaker, and the members of the arty supporting it sit back of the ministry. The members of the party of the opposition sit on the benches :o the left of the speaker. When, however, this parliamentary custom was adopted in some of the countries of Europe it was changed considerably. In France, for nstance, the seats are ranged in 'ront of the speaker's desk much ike the seats in the theater. However, those members who were seated to the left of the speaker are advocates of more or less liberal poli- Jcs, whereas tnose who are seated :o the right are conservative. Those in between are "in between" on their policies. There are many parties represented in a parliamentary body like the French chamber of deputies, beginning with the very conservatives at the extreme right and running through all the degrees from that point to the very radical at the extreme left. In the American congress the center aisle divides tlie two principal parties, the democrats and republicans. The republicans sit on the left of the presiding officer, whereas the democrats sit on the right. But this division in the American legislative body does not designate the parties as "right wing" and "left wing," nor as liberal or conservative. There are persons of each classification in each party. Our use of these expressions is purely figurative. --o--· guarantee a smile to you if you will examine the following contribution from F B. F. of Iowa Fails, taken--the contribution, I mean--from an alma- If you were going through the woods, which had you rather have, a lion eat you or a bear?--The lion eat a bear. The amount of water that falls in rain on the United States in one year can be told to a quart.--Two tfnts. Why was Paul like an old white aorse?--Because he loved Timothy. What is the difference between a 'armor and a seamstress?--One gathers what ho sows, tlio other sews what she gathers. What is the difference between a donkey and a postage stamp!--One is licked with a stick, the other Is sticked with a lick. Which is the most popular of tne United States?--Matrimony. Why was the last Crown Prince o( France like the tall of a fish?--Because he was the end of the Bona- partes--bony. wonder," writes E. E. D.. "what some of th« other people of. the city think of the practice of certain cities of allowing right turn on either red or green traffic signal? Personally I am in favor of it, as It speeds up traffic, and makes it somewhat safer for the pedestrian traffic, as there will be fewer cars making right turn and coming up behind pedestrians crossing the.street with the green signal. Judgment will have to be used in practice, of course. A full stop should probably be made in every case." --o-was interested to learn that the United States maintains ten different establishments in connection with its mint system, as follows: Mints at Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Denver; assay office at New York, which makes large sales of fine gold bars; mints at New Orleans and Carson City conducted as assay offices; and assay offices at Boise, Helena, Seattle, and Salt Lake City. BY FREDERIC" J.HASKIN, DIRECTOR GLOBE-GAZETTE INFORMATION BUREAU IN WASHINGTON Is the camp sponsored by Mrs. Roosevelt in Bear Mountain 1'ark, N. Y., to re-open this year?--C. C. Camp Tera in Bear Mountain Park will be enlarged in June to take care o£ approximately 200 unemployed young women from New York City. The camp is sponsored by Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Frances Perkins and financed by the federal emergency relief administration. What machine shows economic conditions? K. T. The economonstrator, invented by Dr. H. C. Dickinson of the bureau of standards, visualizes economic conditions to the extent of showing why they nc:d correction and how the remedy should be applied. Name Caesar's wives. 3. Z. Caesar had four wives. His first was Cossutia. In writing of her, a Latin historian uses the word "dis- missa." In translating this word, one writer speaks of Caesar's having repudiated Cossutia, the daugh- Managers of 17 Gildner Brothers stores are attend- 1 ,° o£Fa y rich Romani w ho had ' ing their annual convention which is being held in the ; . c a io« vTMTM ^ «,» w.nfnrrf hnt.i thi,, «,,,.!, sales rooms of the Hanford hotel this week Dr. C. L. Sanders of Northwood was a visitor in the city Tuesday. TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Born This Date--James Monroe, b. 1758, fifth president and promulgator of the Monroe Doctrine. « * * Harold Bauer, b. 1873, distinguished pianist who originally was a violinist. * * * Lionel Blythe, called Barrymore, b. 1878, cinemactor. * * * Palmer Cox, b. 1840, artist who created the Brownies. * * * 1788--Maryland (named for Queen Henrietta Maria of England) ratified the Constitution, became the fifth state. * a e 1707--Crew of His Britannic Majesty's Ship The Bounty rebelled against the iron fisted discipline of their commander, Lieut. William Bligh, started the most famous mutiny in maritine history. The mutineers, commanded by one Fletcher Christian, set adrift the captain and 18 loyal men in a small boat in which the latter made the most remarkable voyage ever recorded. Then they hid themselves upon Pitcairn island, scuttled their ship and doomed themselves to perpetual exile from their native land. * * * 1818--The Rush-Bagot treaty was signed between the United States and Canada, establishing the longest undefended frontier in the world. There is no parallel elsewhere for the 116 years of unbroken peace between these two countries. C O * 1910--The first night flight was made, by Claude Grahame-White, British aviator. He started from Roade, England, at 2:30 a. m., followed the lights of a railroad, alighted at Polesworth at 4:14 a. m., launched a new era in aviation. * · · 1917--Uncle Sam made certain of the patriotism of his nephews, enacted the selective service law--the measure which put 2,783,000 men in the army. (Less than one-third of the Americans who engaged in the i World war were volunteers). to him from Caesar's earliest infancy. At the death of Cornelia, Caesar espoused Pompeia, the daughter of Pompey. She was repudiated. Caesar next married Calpurnia, who survived him. What is France's big submarine'.' E. H. The Surcouf, which is to start a world cruise early in June. It is estimated at approximately 3,000 tons with a cruising radius of 20,000 kilometers. Measuring 110 meters overall, with 13 meters amidship, it has a surface speed of 20 knots and an undersea speed of 11 knots, making it the fastest of submarines. Equipped with Diesel engines, the ship has provisions for long cruises, every known safety device being included, Do railroads compete to carry mails? H. E. No. The rates are decided by the interstate commerce commission and routes selected by the postmaster general. After which Louis was Louisiana named? V. A. By La Salle in 1682 after Louis XIV of France. Is baseball played in Russia? F. C. j Baseball classes have been opened | at the Physiculture institute in Mos- 1 cow where the game is being taught , by an American, and by a Russian j who learned to play in Japan. ] Is there an estimate o£ the nurn- j her of young, educated persons who i are unemployed? A. K. R. j It is estimated by the National j committee on mental hygiene that six million such young persons are unemployed. Since 1928 their numbers have steadily increased. Of the two million graduates a year from How are the questions selected which are answered in this column'.' T. M. From the thousands of letters sent to our correspondents, ones are selected which may have a general appeal. Many deal with information needed only by the person asking the question. All inquiries are answered by letters sent to correspondents. Address question to this Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C., including coin or stamp for reply. What proportion of American farms are not mortgaged? S. G. According to Internal Debts of the United States, by Clark and Galloway, about 60 per cent of American farms have no debts on them. In what German state was Chancellor Hitler naturalized? H. T. Born in Austria, naturalized in Bavaria. What town in Michigan has » tulip festival? E. C. Holland, Mich., has a tulip festival which attracts thousands. The festival dates this year are May 1220 inclusive. Seven years ago tlie Tulip time idea had its inception and by 1930 the plantings had reached such proportions as to warrant a festival sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Three million bulbs arc now growing, comprising 12 miles of tulip lanes. There are 30,000 people of Dutch birth or descent in Holland and for the opening ceremony the entire populace is dressed in Dutch costume for the scrubbing of the streets. colleges and high schools since 1930 only half have found positions, AUNT NET By Robert Quillen "I never realized how our old car looked to other folks till Pa insured it and got to leavin' it unlocked.''

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