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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 21 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. \V. LKE NEWSPAPER JSBUCd Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. SSOU LEE P. LOOiaS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NORBM LLOYD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager SUBSCRIPTION KATES ItaMB City and Clear Lake. Mason city and clear Lake, by tfco year S7.UO by the week 5 -10 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLKAH LAKE Per year by carrier .... $7.(JU By mall 0 months 5225 Per week by carrier ...... 5 .15 ily mall 3 months SI.25 Per year by mall S4-UO By mall 1 month £ .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year..... :S6.00 Six months. ...53.25 Three months. BETWEEN THE EXTREMES suggestion that the cure for unemployment is to pension all workers after age 65, and keep young people in school until IS, is answered Immediately by representative industrialists who point out that something very similar was tried in NRA, and not only failed to relieve unemployment, but was found unconstitutional by the supreme court. Unemployment, they say, can be cured quicker and more surely by removing tie restrictions now lettering private business, by governmental economy rather than borrowing and extravagance, which will assure employers they will not be crushed by future taxes, and so permit business expansion. These two contrasting beliefs, perhaps for the first time, line up tne opposing points of view of new dealers and conservatives in direct issue. They simplify the issue so the average man in the street can grasp it, free of sound and fury, appeals to emotion, name calling and all the rest of the usual political barrage. The average voter can read the first two paragraphs of this brief editorial and have a pretty fair grasp of the essential kernel of the coming campaign. It is all there, including the constitutional issue, the issue of federal) extravagance, and the conflict between government control of business and private lives and the older conception of economic freedom, or laissez faire. And it is probable that the truth lies somewhere between the two points of view. They are not entirely unreconcilable. Indeed, so earnest a critic of the new deal as Herbert Hoover finds much to commend in the Roosevelt idea of shorter hours, shorter working careers, and old age security. The question is, still further boiled down, which is the most efficient agency to place in charge of the program--political management through governmental bureaus, or private management through existing businesses? And even there there is ground for compromise. Private business management under more or less of government control and regulation is entirely possible Politicians, who after all are seeking jobs as earnestly and ruthlessly as businessmen seek a profit, love to paint the opposition in the blackest hue. Their thesis is always that the other-fellow is 100 per cent ·wrong, while "me and mine" are 100 per cent right, and lily-pure and righteous to boot. New deal spokesmen seem to think there is something evil and wicked about a profitable business. But it is not so, and every capable citizen in the country knows it is not so. There is much inflammable material in this campaign, and hates and fears will rage abroad. Yet, as always, there is truth on both sides of the issue, and the Jest possible solution ought to he, and probably ·will be, an unexciting compromise which will continue the evolution of the American economy in its well- established direction toward shorter hours, higher wages, social security, private ownership and freedom of opportunity for every man who has intelligence and ambition. They are not incompatible. STILL JOIN CARTER A S JOHN CARTER, alias "Jay Franklin," leaves his $5,200 a year berth in the department of agriculture, it might be well, as a sort of hail and farewell, to recall a few facts about his EXTREMELY INTERESTING CASE. . . First of all, it is obvious beyond argument that he's separating himself from his governmental largess only because he would like to be taken at face value as an apologist for the new deal.. His crime from his own standpoint, and that of his journalistic sponsors, lay solely in 'GETTING CAUGHT. It is argued by a few that "ALIAS JAY" is no different from Frank Kent, David Lawrence, Mark Sullivan and others who write from a distinctly prejudiced and extreme point of view. Such a contention, however, ignores the all-important fact that Mr. Carter of elastic name was, until caught in the act, accepting a governmental subsidy. That means PRACTICING PROPAGANDA AT TAX-PAYER EXPENSE. Obtuse indeed are they who can't see that this is wholly different from, and vastly worse than, receiving money, say, · from a party organization, the thing that's charged but not proved with respect to some of the other commentators. We return to our previous observation that it's the democrats who have the REAL KICK COMING against "Jay Franklin" as a spokesman for their party. The background and reputation he brings to his assignment is' prejudicial rather than helpful to their cause. "Oh, that's the bird who got caught SUCKING EGGS!" will be a rather common reaction on the part of those who read his labored pieces with open mind. There's an uncomplimentary implication in the ac- sumption that the exponent of decoracy's case in Iowa and elsewhere had to be a GOVERNMENT PAY-ROLLER. "JAY FRANKLIN" Is still JOHN CARTER. He hasn't altered anything but. his exterior varnish by giving up -bis $100 a week from the government-granting that this is what he has actually done. He isn't a whit more plausible as an ex-payroller than he was when he traveled under an alias as a PROTECTIVE DEVICE. ALL IN ADDED TAXES A TOWNSEND plan exponent has called our atten- " tion to the claim that S400.000 would be brought into Cerro Gordo county every thirty days. It wasn't mentioned, however, that substantially the same amount would have to be collected here in those same thirty days in added taxation. In short, 15 would pay an enormous tax so that one might live in luxury. There's a glib assumption that the bill would be saddled on to the rich but a transactions tax, by its very nature, falls more heavily on poor than on rich. The average cost of the Townsend plan would be $700 a year per family in added taxation. Townsend promoters perform some strange magic with figures. But here's one fact they can't laugh off. The head of the Iowa state board of control has the naive notion that to be trained for a job, you must lose your "milk of human kindness." If you have from $500 to $900 you would like to give up in additional taxation yearly, you should be for the Townsond plan. Telling a prospective employer how much you must have hi starting salary is recommended as the one best way not to get a job. If democracy hasn't worked out, maybe it's because problem No. 1 in the mind of most officeholders is their own re-election. It may be, of course, that John Carter, alias "Jay. Franklin," is merely resigning from one federal job to accept another. Politicians who are planning to turn left should at least tsick out their arm. Pedestrians may be classified as (1) the quick and (2) the dead. Simile: Optimistic as an European munitions maker. The PROS and CONS FOR VICE PRESIDENT Lincoln, Nebr.; Star: Miss C. O. Williams, president of the National Business and Professional Women's club, expresses a hope that a woman will be considered for the vice presidency in 1940. Why not? Women more and more are takirig an active part in politics, and if their votes are to be solicited, why shouldn't they be accorded recognition in tne formulation of national policy and in the holding of public offici? It has been all too apparent that up to now, the main part women were supposed to play was to cast a vote. Personally, we would like to see women taking an active part in responsible governmental posts in Washington. Mr. Roosevelt established the precedent by naming a woman to his cabinet. THE MITCHELL CANDIDACY Marshalltown Times-Republican: Mitchell comes to his candidacy with the prestige of his service as supreme court justice and with a clear record. He is certain to get a strong following not only of the present garden variety of new dealers but of that element of the party which found itself all dressed up in the old time democratic uniform with no place to go. WITHHOLDING JUDGMENT Decorah Journal: Until we understand it better, we can't compare the new program with the AAA, but we hope it will be able to maintain cost-of-production plus a-profit prices for farmers. The AAA had its defects, but in its effects it brought order out of chaos and fair prices instead of bankrupting farmers. PROMOTERS' GAIN Parkersburg Eclipse: The truth was torn from the Townsetd old age pension plan the past week in Washington, D. C., and we could almost say we "told you so' v for since the beginning' of the scheme we thought that the promoters were lining their pockets. THIS WOULD BE HELPFUL PLAN Bqone News-Republican: There are probably a lot of candidates this spring who wish this country had the English system of politics. Over there a man doesn't have to run in his own district for office. Among strangers the race should be easier. FAULTY HEADLIGHTS 'Fort Dodge Messenger: The campaign inaugurated ay the Iowa highway patrol against faulty headlights on automobiles and trucks .will meet with hearty approval from the motoring public. SAD STORY THIS Klemme Times: Some relief rollers say that after buying food and gasoline and beer for the month they :ind they don't have anything left for the other essentials of life. MARYLAND SHOULD ELECT HIM Cresco Times: Brookhart has not resided in Iowa in the last four years, but last week he returned and announced as a candidate on the republican ticket for U. S. senator. ONE CONSOLATION Cedar Rapids Gazette: One nice thing about paying S2.50 for a counterfeit sweepstakes ticket is that the chances are 999,000 to one its as good as the genuine article. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG HE WANTS AMBULANCE SERVICE MASON CITY--That acc;aents will happen in the best of regulated families is an old adage that is as true today as it ever was, and probably will be for all time to come. With this thought in mind I appeared several times before our city council, and asked them to install a first class modern ambulance service, with modern life saving devices to be ready at any and all times to render efficient service to the people in the event of accident or sickness. At the last meeting of the council before which 1 appeared I was informed that the city had an ambulance, but on investigation I found that the only ambulance in the oossession of the city, is the old police patrol wagon, 'which is used for infectious county cases. Equipment like this may have been all ngnt in the good old horse and buggy days, but we are now living in a scientific machine age; an age that is miraculous compared to what we had as short a time back as thirty years ago. The situation at the present time is this: A person may drive an old model T Ford car, and regardless of value, if the old Ford gets on fire, we have a very modern and efficient fire department, ready on an instant's notice to go and save the old flivver from destruction by fire. Now if the driver of the car is the victim of a serious accident (either from his own fault, or through no fault of his own) he is compelled to wait for an unnecessary length of time for an ambulance. Quick and efficient ambulance service may mean the difference between life and death, and the time of an accident is not the time for the old antiquated ambulance service in the city at the present time. We have a very efficient fire department for the protection of property and practically nothing for the protection of life. Whole towns have been destroyed by fire and they have been replaced, but if one life is lost by infficient ambulance service, all the money and modern science in the world cannot replace that one life. It is an accepted fact that we are Christian people, a. no matter to which sect we belong, the principal thesis is to "do unto others as you would have others do unto you." If your nouse burns we have modern equipment and service to try to save it for you- If your life is in danger we have practically nothing to help you. Is this Christianity? Let your own discretion be the judge. I have been informed that it would cost money for the city to put in an efficient ambulance service. It also costs money to maintain our fire department, but we cannot afford to discard it, and also we cannot afford to do without the promptness of'24 hour ready on call ambulance service because we do not know who will be the next victim. Old Man Accident is no respecter of time, place or person, consequently, it is our duty to do everything possible to take care of his unsuspecting victims. Yours truly, ALBERT E. BOWER. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . by Scott COPYRIGHT 1936. CENTRA,. .. 43 FEET -TALL, HAS 52. Wl NCiED CAVALRY OF DURING f(E nUi £.E.M-TUR.Y PERU A SUSPENSION ity 4-ii DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENUEMNG. .11. D. ABDOMINAL PAIN CALLS FOR DOCTOR P EOPLE who get sick with a pain localized in the abdomen usually feel perfectly competent to treat the condition themselves, until it gets so bad that anyone can see it isn't "just an acute bellyache," but something serious. That's why the mortally of acute appendicitis, as recently reported in a general hospital over a period of ten years, was over 10 per cent. Of course, all sudden stomachaches do not mean something serious, but enough of them do that they should all be treated with respect. They may herald such serious things as appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, strangulated hernia, acute gall bladder, stones, ectopic pregnancy, or complications of dudo- enal ulcer. ' The steps',' increasing in seriousness, which progressively indicate that the condition requires expert help--the thermometer of the acute abdomen--may be put down this way: (1) Generalized mild discomfort. (2) Generalized real pain. (3) Real pain that is localized in . a certain spot. (4) Pain, whether Or. Clendeninj m ii,j or real] accompanied by nau sea and vomiting. (5) Pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. When you get to the combination of No. 3, its is best not to depend upon yourself or your friend or the druggist, but get a doctor. Unfortunately, the great majority of these cases fall first into the hands cf the amateur home medical adviser, and the % first treatment is carried out by that person. More unfortunately still, the one treatment that the home medical adviser knows for acute bellyache is a cathartic, and that is the one wrong thing to do. It will be noticed in the set of symptoms that I put down that I said nothing about the condition of the bowels. In almost all of these conditions the bowels are constinated reflexly, but acute constipation is not the cause of the trouble. When acute bellyache is present with diarrhoea, the patient usually is not in danger, and comparatively can be safely left to the hands of the home medical adviser. A cathartic always does harm in real organic, acute abdominal disease. For instance, in acute appendicitis, it stirs up movements which rupture the appendix, squirts pus over the abdomen, and causes fatal peritonitis.- Let us hear the actual record of experience taken from the report just cited: "A third of the patients with acute appendicitis had taken some form of a purgative before admission to the hospital. Thirty- five per cent of 353 cases of acute appendicitis, in which a history of having taken purgative was obtained, showed a perforated appendix. Often the purgative was. taken by the patient before seeking medical help. Often the story was given us by a patient that he went to the corner drug store and was told by the druggist that he had 'just the thing for the gas on your stomach.'" The mortality in this group was 33 per cent. TOMORROW AI'RIL 22 By CLARK K1XXAIKI) Notable Births--Ellen Oholson, known as Ellen Glasgow, b. 1874, Virginia novelist Emile Jefferson Gough, b. 1886, newspaper and radio executive Dennis E. Nolan, b. 1872, major general, U. S. army Immanuel Kant, b. 1724 in Konigsberg, East Prussia, one of the greatest philosophers Germany has ever produced, was of Scotch ancestry. For 30'years he rose every day at 5 a. m., and had only one meal each 24 hours Anne Louise Germaine Necker, b. 1766 in Paris, as Mme. de Stael wrote letters that made Napoleon furious and herself a literary immortal J. Sterling Morton, b. 1832, was a Nebraska newspaper editor, who foresaw nearly 50 years before anybody else the inevitable droughts, duststorms, eroded acres, etc., which must follow if all the west's trees were cut and all its sod plowed under. He originated the idea of an Arbor day and as state secretary of agriculture persuaded the legislature to put it in the calendar. * * c April 22, 1924--Harry K. Thaw, incarcerated since the killing of Stanford White in 1906, was adjudged sane by a Philadelphia jury and freed. SCRIPTURAL THOUGHT--Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression: the same is the companion of a destroyer.-Proverbs 28:24. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE I-'ILLS Thirty Years Ago-SAN FRANCISCO--Streets were being cleared of debris, laborers were repairing broken water pipes, sewers and gas mains as San Francisco was in the first stages of its regeneration following the terrific earthquake.which caused such destruction. The gaunt spectre of starvation has been banished by the magnificent response of the people of California and of the entire nation to the appeals that went out for assistance. A well organized effort is on foot to forestall the threatened planting of saloons in Mason City, The sentiment of the businessmen in the city is being ascertained upon the matter. Gov. A, B. Cummins passed through the city today from Spirit Lake where he spoke in joint debate with George D. Perkins yesterday. Twenty Years Ago-SAN ANTONIO, Tex.--Early withdrawal of the troops sent into Mexico as a punitive expedition or authorization of military operations on a big scale will be the result of General Hugh L. Scott's investigation of the situation, in the opinion of army officers here. PARIS--A strong force of Russian troops disembarked at Marseilles today to fight beside the allied soldiers in France. General Joffre welcomed the Russians for the "friendship and devotion to the common cause" Special Agent Smith of Chicago was in the city yesterday on business. Mr. Smith is with the Wells- Fargo Express company. C. E. Davis is in the city to take charge of the enumeration for the 1916 city directory. Ten Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Umbenhour have leased the Rogers hotel property at Clear Lake for three years. The Clear Lake city council yesterday appointed A. R. Peterson the new day patrolman and C. C. Dawson night watchman. HILO, T. H.--Leaving a village ouried in its wake, a stream of flowing lava continued- to shoot from the volcano Mauna Loa yesterday, beating a fiery path from the 8,000 foot level of the crater down to the sea. NEW YORK---The eleventh to .die in the three year feud between the "Kid Dropper" and ''Little Augie" _gangs, Mex Goldberg, known as "Max the Litwacki" was killed by gunmen yesterday. The senior class of the Mason City high schoo: won the home track meet at Roosevelt stadium Saturday, scoring 65 Vi points. Val Apland was the individual star of the meet, scoring 20 points by winning both hurdleraces, the 440 yard dash, tying for second in the pole vault and running as anchor on the winning mile and half-mile relay teams. ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASLW ADVICE FROM AN OLD-TIMER T HE OLD-TIMER said: "I've been around a long time and I've had a lot of experience and some of it did me good and some of it didn't help a particle. But I HAVE learned a few facts of life that come in mighty handy now and then. "I never did get married, but I've seen a lot of married life--I mean other people's married !ife and I might say. without boasting, that I've always been popular with the ladies. (I mean with the married ladies, none of the unmarried ones ever took a second look at me, and I turned around many a time to see if they were looking: back at me--and not one of them ever was.) "One reason I have been popular with the wives is I always praise 'em. They like it even when they think I don't mean what I say And I never criticize their husbands in PUBLIC Of course, if a wife gets me in a corner and starts telling me how terrible Jim's been acting, I sympathize properly with her and agree that perhaps he ain't treating her right, but I tell her he don't look so well to me and he's probably worried about his job or his business. "But I never criticize any man in public when his wife's around I learned a long, long time ago that THAT'S the surest way to get her down on you After all, he's HER property and SHE can abuse him all she wants but YOU can't. If you start taking Jim to pieces in a crowd, she gets mad because you've hurt her proprietary pride, reflected on HER judgment--and you might as well pick up your traps and go. because from then on you're out. "You don't get invited to dinner any more and Jim doesn't dare bring you around the house, hardly ever, and Jim doesn't like you, cither. Not as much as he did And that's what you get for speaking out of turn," OBSERVING l^lS^ggggp^^ AN INTERESTING SLANT ON UNIVERSAL DRAFT jMgfev submit that about the best 2sS2 argument that could be * S5f ^ cited for an universal draft act which would put men and money into the next war--if there's to be one--on terms of equality is the wartime example'of the du Pont brothers of Delware. munitions tycoons. A Globe-Gazette reader recently went to the Globe-Gazette's information bureau with a question as to this and received the 'following reply from Frederic J. Haskin: "Of the four du Pont brothers. Lammot was too old for military service during the World War and the other three brothers. Irenee, Pierre and Francis registered for the draft but claimed exemption as they were engaged in manufacturing ammunition." In the light of this, one isn't surprised to discover that the du Fonts have been among the most active opponents of the universal draft act. Such a plan most assuredly would have cramped their style back in 1917. --o-WHERE IOWA USES WATER, NEBRASKA EMPLOYS DUST! ill, warned you that I'm not sspj^ through with the April \§E** Fool's day talk made by Kay Murray of Buffalo Center, state secretary of agriculture. My first installment from it was given over to Iowa's superior qualities; this one will be devoted to a few of the shortcomings in other states. Mr. Murray speaking: "Down in Kansas, it gets so dry that even those who sow wild oats can hardly reap a grass widow. And in Nebraska, 1 heard of a boy there during a dry spell who was hit in the face by a drop of water and fainted dead away. Yes sir, and they had to throw three pailsful of sand into his face before he came to. "Here in Iowa, we have rains but up in Dakota, they have dust storms instead, and last year they were GC bad that even the prairie dogs were fooled and some of them were digging holes 20 feet up in the air. And one poor fellow dug about 80 rods of post holes and then the storms blew the dirt away from around them and left those holes standing about 2 feet above the rest of the prairie. And he had to take a maul and drive them down before they were any good to him. "And they even tell of one of their aviators who got dirt in his oil line. That killed his engine and he had. to bail out. Well his parachute opened all right but the dust was so thick that he had to shovel his way down the last three hundred feet." . SALLY BAND'MUST DOUBT SAN DLEGO APPRECIATION suspect Sally Rand, whose added to the fame of Chicago's world fair, is a little doubtful In her own mind whether San Diego's exposition fans possess a true appreciation of art. You see. Sally went to the Pacific coast with a brand new bubble dance, only to find her act picketed by the nudists as "unfair." While police held the nudists in check, Sally would gather up her balloons and go through a few sentimental wiggles on the edge of an exposition pool in the name of art and a few cash customers. But a deep, despicable plot was born in the minds of small boys. One afternoon Sally was emulating "Leda and the Swan," or whatever bubble dances are supposed to emulate, when one of her balloons burst with a loud "ping." From the edge of the pool a couple of mischievous boys were sniping at Sally's balloons with sling shots. Some even hit Sally in tender spots. With bubbles bursting in air, Sally beat an uncomfortable retreat. Fortified with a few more balloons, our Sally went through, the rest of her act. Then nature came to the aid of the protesting nudists. A swarm of bees which had peacefully moved into shrubbery around the plaza pool became interested in Sally's plume-waving. They s w a r m e d around Sally while she capered for the customers. One or two ambitious bees were rude enough to sting her, giving the suckers the break they expected. Sally dashed fans and bubbles at the bees without success, then retreated in the raw. Now Sully can't decide whether to "accept the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune," or pull stakes on the Pacific coast. --o-STAND BACK OF ALL WHO ENFORCE LAW! particularly like Points No. 4 and 5 of this safety pledge which was presented a year or two ago by the Travelers Insurance company: 1. I will obey all of the rules of safe driving all of the time. 2. I will deny the use of my car to any one who forgets even a part of those rules a part of the time. 3. I will set an example of highway courtesy. 4. I will uphold the authorities as they endeavor to protect life and property from the incompetent and the careless. 5. I will endeavor to arouse public opinion to the point where it will insist that--something effective .be done immediately .to stop ttjs . slaughter on our streets ana highways. Answers to Questions Ky KKEDEltlO .1. HASKIX PLEASE NOTE--A rentier can £Ct the answer (o any question of fact by writing Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. Wease inclose three (S) cents lor reply. How long has Winchester, Y;i., held an Apple Blossom festival'.' C. G. Since in the spring of 1924. Is there a limit to a vehicle's speed? J. S. The American Motorist says 575 miles an hour is estimated as the maximum possible for any vehicle to attain. What is the best American play of the season according to the New York dramatic critics circle? H. M. Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset." Give history ot canals. B. S. Canals are as old as human history. The Assyrians built them and the Egyptians connected the Nile with the Red sea by a canal. The Chinese constructed them more than 2,000 years ago. In the thirteenth century they built their Grand canal, a system 1,000 miles long. In the fifteenth century Leonardo de Vinci invented the canal lock introduced into the canals ol Milan. What important manufacturing industry maintained best production during the depression ? H. T. Statistics indicate the boot and shoe industry. At the low point production was 86 per cent of the high 1929 production and the 1935 production was 6 per cent higher than 1929. However, employment in 1935 was only 89 per cent of 1929 and wages only 74 per cent. Wliy didn't John Dickinson sign the Declaration of Independence? A. A. He cast his vote against adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Naturally, he did not sign. SheuM outside trees in a trood- lot be felled or should cutting be done inside the grove? K. N. Border trees should be kept. They are nature's own wind mantle. Who ivas the first murderer arrested by use of radio? G. S. Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, born in Coldwater, Mich., 1862, went to England when about 40 years of age, as a practitioner and agent for medical preparations. His second wife's name was really Cora Turner, but her stage name as a music hall artist was Belle Elmore, The woman for whom the murder was committed was Ethel LaNeve, a stenographer in the doctor's office. Dr. Crippen and his friend attempted to escape to America but through means of wireless telegraphy--the first case on record--Dr. Crippen was arrested-before the ship reached port. He was returned to England, condemned, and executed Nov. 23, 1910. What is the art term, hatchings? K. G. Lines, cither parcllel or crossed, by means of which modeling of objects is indicated in engraving. By these lines, according to their size and closeness, the engraver is able to suggest tones, the effect of vibrating lights and mark distinctly form and even texture of an object. Docs Wood weigh more than water? J. L. Specific gravity of blood is 1.06, therefore only a little more than water. Are more children born in hospitals or at home ? L. E. Less than one-third in U. S. are born in hospitals. Is Edward L. Bernays, public relations counsel, related to Freud, psychologist ? E. M. He is a nephew. What is a colorscope? W. B. An electrical device for matching colors. Each of .two colors to be matched is placed before a photoelectric cell, which generates an electric current proportional in intensity to the light waves received by the cell. When the colors are exactly matched, the two currents are equal and register zero on.a galvanometer. The instrument was invented by Dr. H. H. Sheldon and exhibited first in 1930. How often do people have colds? A. G. So prevalent they average a loss of 10 days' activity to each person yearly. Which of our presidents has been the greatest baseball enthusiast? J. G. Probably President Harding, at one time owner of of the Marion club in the Ohio state league. Uncle Sam's Almanac Everyone who sees a copy of this remarkable publication sends for it at once. Edition after edition has been exhausted. Another printing is now on the press. It answers thousands of questions and ia needed in the home every day in the year. Its 52 pages present a wealth of practical knowledge. Enclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington D. C. I enclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for "Uncle Sam's Almaanac." Name Street City Slate

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