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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 22 · 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. USB NEWSPAPER isiued Every Week Day by th* MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 But State Street ' Telephom No. 3SOO I.TBB! P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GE3R -. - Publisher · Managing Editor ' - City Editor Advertising Manager 1CEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which 1» exclusively entitled to the use tor publication or all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. MEMBTK, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Moines news and business offices at 405 Shor* Building. SUBSCBIPTION KATES teuoD City and Clear Lake, Mason City and clear Lake, by th» year J7.00 by the week $ .15 OUTSIDE MASON CIXI AND CLEAR JLAEE Per year by carrier .... 17.00 By mall 6 months ...-- 12.25 Per week by carrier ...... 4 .15 My mall 3 months ...._ 11.25 Per-year by mall By mall 1 month ........ i .5U OUTSIDE 100 BOLE ZONE Per year......56.00 six months..,.{3.25 Three months... 11.75 BRITAIN TO PRESS HOME THE RELENTLESS pressure placed upon Italy by Britain, regardless of French reluctance, and regardless of the threat of Hitler to European peace, indicates that Great Britain--for all her talk about collective security in the framework of the league-has dropped that mask and is going to face the issue of having her own way or risking war. The talk about the league of nations as the bulwark of peace which must be vindicated, and so forth, looks very much like window-dressing. It is, one may think, the usual display of British piety that accompanies the persistent pursuit of British interests. Italy has become a menace to British control of the Mediterranean sea, with her airforce and submarines. She is straddling the empire's "life line," the route to India via Suez and the Red sea. And she is "going to be etopped, unless she can lick the British. . Consistency--if "collective security"- were the real British interest--would demand that the English be as much concerned over the German re-armament, its threat against France, and its menace to Russia, as they are about Mussolini. The cases are almost identical--braggart and reckless dictatorships, threatening the peace of the world. But Mr. Eden is playing right along with Hitler, as a means of keeping France scared enough to play ball against Italy. It is a somewhat cynical display, made the more so because of the fragrant words in which the policy is masked. Evidently the British have information that, despite the great luck Mussolini is having with his Ethiopian campaign, he is running himself out of breath. There is little question that the sanctions against Italy have aggravated what was a bad domestic situation before the attack on Ethiopia started. Mussolini may conquer all of Ethiopia, only to face collapse and destruction at home. It appears that this'ia the interpretation the British are placing on the matter, the reasoning which inspires their boldly cynical policy, which no pious phrases can really disguise. This IB plain imperialism. It is the sort of thing that socialism and liberalism In general, so strong of late years in Britain, usually denounces in unmeasured terms. But luck is with the British imperialists this-i'season. It .happens that British .labor, socialism an'djfliberalisni. detestvMussolini with a powerful hatred.'^ They .''will ·.'.countenance anything--if it is sugar coated a bit--to wipe out fascism, and its assaults on liberal democracy, labor and parliamentary government. They will even shut their eyes to as rank a piece of military imperialism aa the world has recently seen. COMMON SENSE FIRST A HIGHWAY patrolman, queried about the greatest "need today among drivers, replied, "Common sense." That sums up the situation as forcibly, plainly and truthfully as anything could, if volumes were written on the question. If there were more common sense displayed in operating motor vehicles there would be little need for patrolmen. An official highway bulletin from the Canadian province of Quebec stresses the fact that its road officers are there to offer assistance and advice, rather than to arrest. So are ours, to a great extent, and that hospitable service applies to strangers--but not if they are breaking traffic rules and endangering lives or property. Home drivers need little help in finding roads and other such information. A minority has shown it needs watching for violations, and that is what the patrol is doing. It is a minority but it's a dangerous one, and. it gives the larger group of drivers a bad name. There is no need for an elaborate set of rules. There are three E's which the safety councils emphasize--engineering, 'education and enforcement. The first takes care of itself in the greater sense. The second is .being constantly applied and will take time. The latter is being looked after by the patrol. If we used a little more common sense we wouldn't need any of them. Because of this minority we need them all--vigorously used. REFORMER "BIG BILL" TirlUJAM HALE "BIS BILL" ' THOMPSON has ** picked up his "marbles" and gone home, heartbroken. His pet candidate, Thomas V. Sullivan, failed to make the grade for attorney general nominee, and now "Bill" is sore at everybody in general, although he declares: "I'm not sore, but I'm heartbroken that the bosses of the republican party would turn Sullivan down. I don't think the voters are with them. I think it's time some of the bosses were exposed." The blustering one-time mayor of Chicago, who was shorn of his power when the voters were aroused over his none too savory administrations, commanded statewide attention Saturday when he said he was seriously considering heading up a third party for governor. "Big Bill" pictured himself as ready to rattle all available skeletons in republican closets. If the repudiation of the Kelly-Nash and the Len Small crowd by the voters last week is any indication of the trend of general thought of the voters, Thompson will find little sympathy with his latest proposed move. The deeper one dips into the study of safety, the more one is convinced that accidents don't just HAPPEN; they're CAUSED. General Hagood will return to the army understanding that the truth is something to be told only when it's pleasant. LOOK OUT ^ BELOW l A Scotsman in Spain gets a headline for giving away a mine. The story, however, makes it clear that it wasn't his. This is the time of year when many pitchers reveal that all they have on the ball Is two fingers and a thumb. It's a misnomer to call any government libera: which tends to regiment or restrain the individual citizen. And we wouldn't be a bit surprised if Landon could have won over both Borah and Knox in Illinois. Say. just how long can a fellah live in Maryland and still be an lowan? Simile: Slight as one's chances in a sweepstakes lottery. The PROS and CONS WHAT THE "SPOILS SYSTEM" MEANS . David Lawrence in United States News: The "spoils system" implies that the president of the United States is the president of a victorious party and not the chief executive of the nation. The "spoils system" implies, moreover, that it is legitimate, that it is fair, that it is moral for the tax money sweated out of a victimized populace to be disbursed in accordance with the political whims and political desires of the "organization" which controls and bosses the entity called "the democratic party.' r But it is time that the "spoils system" is properly identified for what it is--the graft system. The new deal can still mend its ways. It can save the American party system from degeneration and the American republic from sinister forces which will revel in the shambles created by a discredited democratic party. The first step is to reorganize the entire, relief system by putting it in the hands of local relief committees composed of persons of high standing in every community who have not had any connection, direct or indirect, with any political office. The second step is to get rid of job-trafficku»£ in public office. The third step is to create a new administrative service in our government comparable to that which the British have established--a merit system. There are many constructive ways out of the dilemma. Will the new deal awaken to the dangers of the "graft system" before it is too late? AS A STAGE STAR FADES OUT Chicago Herald and Examiner: Marilyn Miller, who danced and sang her way into the hearts of millions, is at rest in the peace and quiet of a cemetery, not far from her scenes of glory. Her twinkling star was bright while it lasted, and faded as they all do. She was a cheerful little entertainer, as the public knew her, radiating happiness over the footlights and from the shadow screen. We might suspect life was not quite as kind to her as one as happy as she deserved. But she lived fruitfully, and made people forget their troubles, even if she could not evade her own. SEES IT. IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT Rolfe Arrow: Tom Long of the Mason Journal, after a long record in opposition to voting bonds for paving, reverses his position and now sees it in a different light and writes: "If we must pay the baker we should have a piece of pie." Mr. Long has discovered that we have to pay just as much into the primary road fund without paving as we do with it uid* : that the danger of the road bonds ever becoming a tax on property has been eliminated. SOME JUST SHOULDN'T DRIVE Cedar Rapids Gazette: In all the efforts at accident prevention, it seems to us, there is too little emphasis on the one thought that many of the driv- TS we try to persuade, frighten, or inspire into the mbit of driving safely shouldn't be driving at all. They are physically, mentally, or temperamentally incapable of driving skillfully in emergencies when skill- :ul driving is imperative. ILLINOIS' G. O. P. CANDIDATE Kewanee, HI., Star-Courisr: W a y l a n d Brooks irings to the republican party a clean candidacy. He s the sort of virile, youthful candidate who can redeem the republican party in Illinois. His crisp, constructive campaign was responsible for crushing the ast gasp of Len Smallism. The republican party now faces the November election with new leadership and strong candidates. · KEASCHEL STRENGTH NOW TESTED Charles City Press: The entrance into the democratic primary of Judge Mitchell of the supreme court .vill test Kraschel's powers in the campaign. There is an element in the party very much opposed to the lieutenant governor. WILL IT BE BORAH AND LANDON? Webster City Freeman-Journal: Some republicans are now favoring Borah and Landon as the ticket to lead the party to victory next November. That would make a strong combination, surely. AN ASTRONOMICAL FACT Cresco Times: We never see the sun where it is, but where it was, eight minutes ago! It takes eight minutes for its light to reach the earth. EVERYONE FOR GILLETTE? Danbury Review: Trying to beat Gillette will be just like sawing ice with a hammer. Everyone is for him regardless of party affiliations. DISTRUSTED Logan Observer: A presidential candidate whose 1932 promises were no good hardly is to be trusted in 1936. IF TAXES HADN'T BEEN INVENTED Clear Lake Reporter: What a paradise this old world would be if someone hadn't invented taxes. POETS EVERYWHERE Dedicated to the Cause of Bringing the Joy and Ingplration ol Good Verse Into the Lives of Rank ai)4 File lowani. By LOB MAIXORY LUKE, Hampton f UCIA TRENT, well known to readers of the maga- Li ziue, "Poetry World," was born in Richmond, Va., :n 1897. She was educated at Smith college and has traveled extensively in Europe, Egypt and Northern Africa. She is a member of many prominent clubs. Her recreation is music, and her favorite poets are Shelley, Poe, Keats and Wordsworth. GRAY AFTERMATH Seasons are very much like men. Some are kind tender things, And some are cruel, Born to mock the virgin loveliness of dreams. And so she thought in this gray lonely waste Of pale years drifting down On Time's strange river. Once she had known a spring of April stars, Once she had known a winter in a home, New-built for her alone, And warm with love. But the next spring had taken him away To sleep among his tranquil lonely kin, While there btlow her heart One cool sad dawn She felt the eager stirring of new life. * * * 4 Now it is spring again, and how she fears A sky of April stars. Reprint DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott A PIAKT A.U.IED AMON; -rf)E. HAIRS. OF -fflE_ -frlREE--l6BI SJ-OTrl A REEM COLOR, WKICr! -To CONCEAL. A.KIMAU IH IfS NATIVE HAUNTS MAK- POWER WHEEL? ROUND IN -frlE, V cHiME.sE. SALT WELLS- PUMPS ttA-VE. BEEN USED FOR. SAVES TIME AND A PAIR. OF £MqLl5H SPARROWS POSTMARK RE,\tiNq ---"·-$£-- LIVED, WOULD PRODUCE- SAVES -fiME. AMO MOHE.Y" 2.75",000,000,000 COPYRIGHT. 1936, CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 4-22. BlRP^ !K 'TlEN YEARS DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, AI. D. TEST EARLY TO FIND DEAFNESS F OR CENTURIES the deafened patient was considered a hopeless problem. A child of school age who could not hear was usually placed in the dunce class or else relegated to seclusion which made life almost unbearable. The problem was medical, social and economic. The most important feature of the medical problem is to recognize deafness in childhood to clear up such relatively simple things as chronic discharging ears, before changes have occurred which result in advanced deafness. It has been estimated that there are three million deafened children in the United States o/ school age, many of whom could haVe been improved or cured if the deafness were detected at an early age. It can safely be asserted that there are that many deafened adults. In a clinic for hard of hearing children, careful treatment resulted in improvement in about 60 per cent, and an actual cure in a great many who would have become permanently deafened adults. Certain conclusions have been reached from this and other studies: (1) That deafness is not always due to the ear alone. A painstaking general physical examination has to be made, (2) Sinus disease of the nose in childhood is extremely prevalent in deafened children, and must be cured if jne wishes to improve the hearing. (3) Nutritional :actors are of extreme importance in a majority of cases. Tests for hearing have greatly improved. They used to depend almost entirely on the human voice or on the ticking of a watch. It is said that the famous Vienna otologist, Politzer, who introduced the treatment of inflating the Eustacian tube with air for the treatment of chronic deafness, used to whisper a soft word, such as "Rochester," to his patients when they first came for treatment. After they had been under treatment a while he used a harsh word, such as "Chicago," which, of course, they heard bet' ter ajid thought that they were improved. He re- arded this as a contribution to the psychology of treatment, which undoubtedly it was. Alexander Graham Bell invented a device to make his deafened wife hear, and the result is the telephone. We now have instruments, such as the audiometer, in which sound can be regulated exactly and a record in mathematical terms made of the degree of deafness and, in the course of time, of the degree of improvement. The patient places an ordinary telephone receiver connected with the audiometer to one ear; a lever is pressed down for the lowest tone (32 double vibrations), and the indicator moved until the patient hears the sound. A loss of 10 to 15 per cent in hearing is normally within the safe hearing range. Any degree of deafness below this amount needs attention. TOMORROW APRIL 23 By CLAJUi KCOTAIKD Notable Births--Edwin Markham, b. 1852, American poet. His most famous poem, "The Man With the Hoe," was published and made him famous only because a newspaper reporter heard him recite it at a private party and liked it. Previously Markham bad been unable to get his work published Leonor F. Loree, b. 1858, railroad magnate Charles G. Norris, b. 1881, novelist husband of novelist Kathleen Norris Shirley Temple, b. 1929, cinemactress Yandell Henderson, b. 1873, Yale physiologist. ,.. .James Buchanan, b. 1791 near Mercersburg, Pa., 66 years before he entered the white house as fifteenth president He was the only bachelor elected president who remained one. Because the lady he planned to marry in his youth died, he would never wed another, but he raised five orphaned children of two of his sisters. April 23, 1616--Red-haired William Shakspere, or Shakespeare, Shaxper, Shakespear, Shakespere, Shaag- spere (by all of which names he is known) died of fever on his fifty-second birthday. April 23, 1635--The first public and secondary school in North America--Boston Latin school, was established in the kitchen of Philemon Format's home. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity,--Ecclesiastes 7:6. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETIE FILES Thirty Years Ago-Among the teachers the school board at Ciear Lake elected yesterday were: F. W. Hicks, superintendent; Susan McCoy, high school principal; Evelyn Wilson, assistant · principal, and Letty Keerl, superintendent of music. SAN FRANCISCO--Another but less severe earthquake shock was felt yesterday. It lasted a few seconds and caused considerable damage. One woman was killed. H. W. Pollock of Gleneyre, Colo., is visiting this week in the city with his sister, Mrs. Monplasure. Miss Nellie Burns and Miss Newbowers have returned from a short visit to Farmington and Minneapolis. John W. Brentner returned today from a visit to Rockford, 111. E. R. Dowell of Artesian, S. Dak., has returned home following a few days' business visit in the city. Twenty Years Ago--Two Mason- City boys will lead their respective teams in the college class of the Drake relays which will be held in Des Moines this week. They are Howard Barlow, star half miler and member of the two mile Coe team, and "Candy" Peck, who will run the first lap of that event for the Cornell quartet. Lieut. Gov. W. L. Harding of Des Moines was in the city today on business. Glenn Jones of Geneva is in the city visiting with friends over the week-end. Mrs. Albert Wenger of Coggon is visiting at the Dr. A. D. Smith home. Ray Talbo of Minneapolis, a student at the University of Minnesota, is spending a week's vacation with friends in the city. Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Steece left last night for Chicago where they will visit their son Harold, who is attending college there. Ten Years Ago-King R.. Palmer of West Union, Legion commander for the fourth district, visited in Mason City yesterday. Keith Parker left yesterday for Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he will resume his studies as a sophomore in Antioch college. Mrs. W. A. Westfall is in Grinnell visiting her daughter, Dorothy, a student at Grinnell college. DES MOINES--The closed Central Trust company bank of Mason City will pay its first dividend, amounting to 10 per cent, April 26, L. A. Andrews, state banking commissioner, announced today. MILWAUKEE--Sencio Moldez, Filipino boxer, died of cerebral hemorrhage following his defeat last night at the hands of Bud Taylor of Terre Haute, Ind. He is the second fighter to have died after a bout with Taylor, Frankie Jerome having died after a fight with the Terre Haute scrapper a few years ago. ALL OF US By S1AJBSHALI, MASMN IF I LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED-I 'VE THOUGHT it all out I know just what I'm going to say to the newspaper boys when I'm a hundred years old. "Boys," I'll say to the young fellows, "you see before you a perfect example of what can be done if a man sets his heart on it and lives according to a set program. "I owe my advanced age, my physical sprightliness, my mental alertness to the fact that I always ate what was good for me and never indulged my appetite. "I am alive in this exciting year of 1995 because I never worried, never fussed about the little irritations of life, never allowed the ephemeral insects of human conduct to upset my calm spirit. "I am living today because I have always hac eight 'hours of sleep a night, always took my morning and evening exercises, never ate too much, always took a cold bath every morning, was moderate hi all things. "Boys, you see me here today because I never lost ray temper when life went wrong....No matter what happened, I kept my sweet disposition unsmutched by bitterness and melancholy. "I owe my longevity--my vivacity, if you wish a better word--to my strong will, to my life-long abstention from cigarets, coffee and chewing tobacco. "In closing, gentlemen, I wish to assure you that any of you, if you follow my program, will also be able to enjoy a century of serene existence." The newspaper boys wiil take careful notes and print everything I say in the paper--because I will be a hundred years old And none of my friends will be around to testify that the only scrap of truth in the interview will be my statement that--I never chewed tobacco. ' jinn] i ^ OBSERVING YOTJB CHANCE TO SHOW TRUE NEIGHBOKLJNESS make a practice of patron- home town merchants --they're my own neighbors." These words, courteously but firmly addressed to the bellringers who call at their doors, will save Mason City housewives a lot of time and help make our community a better and more prosperous place in which to live. The business given to door to door canvassers and the business lost to the twin cities and other larger cities, on the mistaken notion that better bargains or more exclusive merchandise are thus to be had, would give Mason City a real prosperity. --o-- · 11 COMMONEST CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS LISTED __^^ was interested in this list of fSSl^the 11 commonest causes of dP*" accidents, prepared by Lieut. C. J. Scavarda of the Michigan state police, writing for the Buick magazine: 1. Driving too fast for conditions. 2. Overtaking and passing on hills and curves. 3. Overtaking and passing on the straightaway when, because of traffic approaching from the opposite direction, there is not sufficient clear distance ahead. 4. Driving on wrong side of road; straddling center lane of two-lane highways; using inside lanes on fchree-and-four-lane highways. 5. Refusing to give way to the right after horn is sounded by overtaking vehicle. 6. Failing to slow down at intersections. 7. Failing to slow down on the approach to the crest of a hill, where vision distance is greatly restricted. 8. Failing to slow down on approach to pedestrians, especially at night, when the glare of oncoming headlights makes it difficult to see a pedestrian ahead on the road. 9. Making improper right-and-left- hand turns and failing to make proper signals with hand or signal devices before making the turn. 10. Violation of traffic control devices--signals, stop signs, etc. 11. Dangerous and unlawful parking on rural highways. "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" IS TABU AMONG CHINESE leam with interest that "All ice's Adventures in Wonder- is on the tabu list in China. It must not be read. And for what reason ? Because it portrays animals that speak, a thing that is considered ultra-blasphemous in the land of rice and silkworms. EACH AMERICAN STATE HAS A FAMOUS EVENT jMMk have no reservations in my SSigJ recommendation of a new SSs*^ booklet by Frederic J. Haskin, chief of the Globe-Gazette's information bureau in Washington, D. C. It is just off the press and it is designed for those who intend in the next few months to take to the open road. Two years ago such a booklet was issued. It contained a famous natural scene in each of the 48 states. Last year's booklet was given over to famous places. This year's effort is directed to the outstanding events and occasions which mark each of the states. I present here a list of the subjects, treated in pictures and story: Alabama Deep Seo Hslilns Kodeo, Mobile, Ahi. Hupl snake Dunce, \Valpl. Ariz. ArkannHi Cotton Festival. Mule Bock, Ark. Xountamcnt of Hoses, rnsadenn, Cat. SU1-H1 Stampede, Monte vista, Colo. Harvard-Vnle Rccatta, New London, Conn. Annuul Gathering of the Friends of Old Drawycr's, Odessa, Del. Japanese Cherry Blossom Time, Washington, D. C. Gusparilla Carnival. Tampa, Flu. George Uay, Georgia. American Dog Derby, Asliton, Jdtiho. International Livestock Exposition, Chicago, 111. International 600 mile Sweepstakes, Indianapolis, Ind. The Dairy Cattle Congress, Waterloo, Iowa. Kansas Day, Kansas. The Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Ky. MardI Grns, New Orleans, La. Maine Thrce-Quarter Century Club, Maine. Juris Week, Annapolis, Md. National Doubles Championship, Boston, .Mass. National Cherry Festival, Traverse City, Mich. Minnesota State Ifalr, St. Paul, Minn. The Natchez Fllirrlmaec, Natchez, Jllss. Veiled Jfronhct Celebration, St. Louis, Mo. Yltrllnnte Day Parade, Helena, Mont. Ak-Sar-Ben Celebration, Omaha, Nebr. Admission Day, Reno, Nev. Wnter Carnival, Hanover, N. H. Easter Parade, Atlantic City, N. I. Santa Te Fiesta, Santa Fe, N. Mex. June Week, West Point, X. Y. Moravian Eaater Service, Wlnston-Salem, N. Car. Arlkara Indian Ceremonies, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, N. Dnk. National Air Races, Cleveland. Olilo. Elghty-nlnn*' Day, Guthrlc, Okln. Th« Round Up, Pendleton, Ore. Independence Day, Philadelphia, Fa. June Festival of Music. Providence, R. I. Charleston's Fames Garden, S. Car. Corn Palace Festival, Mitchell, S. Dak. Memphis Cotton Carnival, Memphis, Tcnn. Ffesca Ie San Jaclnto, San Antonio, Tex- Pioneer Day, Salt Lake, City, Ctah. ' Bennlngton Battle Day, Bennlnfrton, Vt. Shenartdonh Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester, Va. Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival, Vt'e- natchee, W'nsh. Forest Festival, Elklnn, \v. Va. Winter Frolic, Wausau, Wis. Frontier Day, Cheyenne, Wyo. Here's one big bargain to he had for a. thin dime. Orders should be mailed to: Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Washington, D. C. Answers to Questions By ITUSDEBIO J. HASION PLEASE NOTE--A reader can set the answer (,, any question of fact by writing: the Mason Clly Globe-Ganetre'n Information Bureau. Ircderlc .1. Hankta, Director. Washington, D. C. Pleaie send three (3) cents postase 'or TOW- so that he could not get in the When did the British annex Malta? W. M. In 1814 at the request of the Maltese. Her ownership was confirmed by the Treaty of Paris also of that year. Malta is a highly important base and is heavily fortified. Area of the island is 91 square miles. How long is a parsec? B. T. It is 19,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles long. Why is the name, Percy, so often regarded as effeminate? D. K. This is a mystery, as no name in history has more masculine associations. A member of the Percy family was a follower of William the Conqueror and from then on the Percys were fighting men. One was among the barons who forced the Magna Carta from King John, another took prisoner King David H of Scotland, another fought at Crecy, and several were outstanding in the Wars of the Roses and other struggles. Sir Henry Percy was such a firebrand he was given' the name of Hotspur. Several Percys figure in Shakespeare's plays. They became Dukes of Northumberland. Are U. S. lighthouses the same color? H. A. All are painted white. Is the azalea now sold in pots at Easter related to the native wild azalea? W. H. In colonial days, the flame colored azalea found in the eastern U. S. was taken to Europe and crossed with the Dutch variety. Potted azaleas today are descendants. What cements glass? A. A. A solution of casein in waterglass or silicate of soda may be used. A mixture of waterglass and asbestine may also be used. Are many slds soM in the east since skiing has become so popular? E. H. Figures from six New York's largest sporting goods concerns and department stores show 32,800 pairs of skis were sold this season and the average increase of business was about 250 per cent. How far apart are- revolving tower lights along regular airways? F. M. Depends on the terrain, usually from 10, 15 or 20 miles apart. How large is the pearl rug owned by the Gaikwar of Boroda? E. K. It is 10 feet long and 6 feet wide, made up of thousands of threaded Persian pearls sewn together and is kept in a treasure vault. Where is Oil Rivers Protectorate, which once issued postage stamps M. G. It is a portion of what is now known as Nigia along the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, Africa. It no longer issues stamps. How did the famous race horse, The Ill-Used, get his name? H. First called the Breadalbane colt. In his first starts he was collided with and jostled by other starters money. His owner, August Belmont, changed his name to The Tll-Uaed under which he became famous. How much has Germany spent in preparation for the Olympic games? 'Mo're than 534,000,000. Did the student peace movement in colleges begin here or abroad? A. B. Had its inception in England where the Oxford Union, in 1933, adopted a resolution binding its members never to fight for king and country. What is the geographical center of Kentucky? T. S. In Marion county 3 miles north of the town of Le:banon. Greatest Map Offer The ten cent maps offered by the Washington bureau of Mason City Globe-Gazette are hailed as one of the greatest offers ever made to newspaper readers. Thousands of pleased subscriaers have said unhesitatingly that they are the great, est bargain ever offered. Each one of them is printed in five colors, and instead of being blank, the reverse side is crowded with a wealth of statistical matter that is more recent than that found in the ordinary atlas, geography or school book. Each one of these maps is a' dollar value for a dime. First there is a brand new edition that not only shows all of continental United States, but all of the detached territories that are under the American flag--the latest facts about all of the mighty U. S. A.--indispensable for keeping tab on campaign news. The other maps offered are similar in size and content, and every newspaper reader needs them to check up on the daily news dispatches. They cover the entire territory where unsettled conditions may cause war to start any hour. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith cents for the maps checked on the list below. UNITED STATES MAP (new) lOc Soviet 'Union and Manchuria. 10c Africa with Ethiopia lOc Europe (old and new boundaries lOc World (complete and up-to- date) ." lOc Name Street City State * *

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