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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 4 L.KK SVNDUWtt! NEWSI'AI'EB Issued Every Week Day by tbo MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY ·21-123 East State street Telephone No. 3800 "LEiS P. L O O M 1 : : : - Publisher W EARL HALL - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOXD L. GEER - Advertising Manager 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 Cltl and Clear LaKe. Mason city ana Clear iJiKe, by too year S7.00 by me ween J .15 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAB LAKE Per year by carrier .... S7.0U By mall 6 months 52.00 Per week by carrier .... 5 .13 By mall 3 month 51.2,1 per year by mall 54.00 B-j mall 1 month S -ou OCTSIDK 100 MILE ZONE Per year 56.00 Six months... .53.01) Three montto....51.'13 The poet must be alike polished by an Intercourse with the world as with the studies of taste; one to whom labor Is negligence, refinement a science, and art a nature.--ISAAC P'ISRAELI. COLFLESH AND KRASCHEL "We have had little sympathy for Colflesh In his handling ot this affair from the start. He prosecuted and persecuted Mr. Ben and Lieut. Gov. Nels Kraschel."--Decorah Journal (Democratic.) « * » "From now on Colflesh will havo to run for cover whenever the issue is mentioned--and the public suspects that politics--dirty politics and nothing else--was at the bottom of the entire affair."--Dyersville Commercial (Democratic.) » a · J UST to keep history straight, and not that it is of any importance at all-It was Harold Ickes, a member of the Roosevelt cabinet, who discharged N. G. Kraschel, Iowa's lieutenant governor, from the PWA board. This summary action, accompanied by broad insinuations that Mr. Kraschel was using his advisory position for large personal gain was taken several weeks before Robert W. Colflesh United States district attorney, was introduced to the case. It isn't a secret at all that those in charge of the PWA program nationally were seeking a "horrible example'' for conviction and punishment, as a matter of discouraging wholesale maladministration of PWA projects. Where, for advertising purposes, could a better ease be found than one involving a democratic lieutenant governor? In this connection, it should be recalled that the evidence-seekers in the Kraschel-Beh case were detailed by Washington to the assignment and, for the most part, operated under Washington guidance. It is further pertinent to recall that they were informed on more than one occasion that the evidence in their possession was not sufficient to justify indictment. When, finally, grand jury action was decided upon, it was at the.urgent pressure of democratic authorities in Washington. The trial of Mr. Beh has been held. He has been acquitted. The case against the lieutenant governor, whose role was that of alleged accessory, has been dropped on recommendation of Mr. Colflesh. Testimony revealed Mr. Beh as an aggressive beneficiary of public work construction, working in close co-operation with an old neighbor. A jury has ruled that what he did was no crime. It remains, of course, for the voters to determine whether it was ethical practice for a businessman or an office holder. Incidentally, there has been a strange lack of admission from Washington that the lieutenant governor was misjudged in connection with his violent ouster from the PWA post. Likewise the absence of any blame upon Mr. Colflesh in the Kraschel statement issued after the case against him had been dropped was interesting. Later it may occur to him to point a finger at the, prosecuting attorney but it's significant that at the very time when the facts ought to have been most clearly in his mind, he failed to do so. The one sure thing in the situation--and it will be made clearer as time goes along--Is that the attack on Mr. Kraschel was instigated within his own party, that Mr. Colflesh did--and did well--the job to which he was duty-bound as a United States attorney in conducting the prosecution. TOO MUCH ASSUMPTION jOWA'S liquor commission, now setting up liquor stores throughout the country, might do well to cast its optics in the direction of Illinois. In some of the very communities where prohibition repeal won by a margin of two or three to one, the proposal to establish liquor dispensaries is being beaten by even larger majorities. From the start we have maintained that in the case of thousands, even millions, who voted for repeal, the objection Jo prohibition was that it didn't prohibit. The Iowa liquor system is based on a quite different assumption. The reasoning back of it is that vote against the eighteenth amendment was simply a call for a drink. Mason City has been without saloons for so long that only the oldest residents here can remember them. Establishment of one here without a specific mandate by majority vote of the community will, we predict, carry its own penalty for the party responsible. North Iowa Editors TURNER STILL IN KACE Oehvein Register: It is reported that Dan Turner is still making a campaign for governor. He hasn't made much noise in this section of the state, and on that account many have begun to think that he might take the same course that Vern Haig took. HAIG'S WITHDRAWAL Rockford Register: While Haig would not have polled many votts in the primary, his withdrawal will increase by so much the possibility of some one of the- other five candidates' getting 35 per cent of the republican vote^cast^ ^ ^^ ^.^ Garner Leader: Under the P res * n ' ^^f" 1 ' " no man invests $100,000 in tax exempt bonds, be pays no taxes. Under the dollar turn-over system he would pay taxes on the income he derives from the interest ou those bonds. ._ .., LIKE D1LLINGEB TODAY' Cresco Times: When the James and Younger gan^s were robbing banks and trains they got the credit for all the jobs done although it was learned years later that they had no connection with many of the roD- DAILY SCRAP BOOK Pertinent or Impertinent Fumbling a football doesn't prove a player is dumb, says a University of Iowa professor. But it does provide a sound basis for assuming that he will be called dumb by his coach and those on the sidelines. By the way, whatever became of that radio star, Floyd Gibbons? And will that question be asked about Winchell, Cantor, Vallee, et al., a few months from now? We know what Major Griffith thinks of the new deal. Now he might tell us what he knows about picking Iowa for Big Ten goat four or five years ago. "Kraschel Calls New Deal Return to Jefferson," says a headline. Proving that a man can be a lieutenant governor and a humorist at the same time. The report that golfers in Minnesota were seen burrowing into the atmosphere during a recent dust- storm has not been verified. Early reports from the nudist colonies indicate that in number and activity, they are outstripping auy previous year. BROOKHARI AS A PROPHET Wesley News-World: We would be more ""PTM^ with what Senator Brookbart says about the future of Russia if we didn't remember that a couple of years ago he said that prohibition was here to stay. WAITING UNTIL AAA IS CLARIFIED Forest City Summit: Our curbstone real estate dealer says several of his friends arc in the market , ?or farms but are holding back until they know what I the AAA will want to do with the land. i SOLA'S LATEST AMBITION ! Dtibuquc Telegraph-Herald: Nila Cram Cooks latest ambition is to live in an airplane and come down to earth only by parachute. It would be a new experience for her to get her feet on the ground. TUGWJELL GOES TOO FAR EUtader Register: The country is thinking, it is questioning. It wishes to back up President Rooseve in what is good for the country, but we doubt if it will accept the Tugwellian revolution. THE BEGINNING OF A FIGHT Northwood Anchor: Where two .persons have each a chip on the shoulder it is not always easy to determine who starts the fight but there is evidence that b ° th ' AS te T a HE S B\SEBALL SEASON OPENS Manly Signal: The baseball season is on again awl we understand the new code makes it unlawful to throw anything larger than a 10 ounce beer mug at the umpire. LOST MARKETS Webster City Freeman-Journal: "What's the matter with hog prices?" is frequently asked. Well, the matter is we have lost our foreign markets for pork products. GOOD THING TO REMEMBER Whittemore Champion: The pendulum will swing back quicker for the fellow who advertises than it will for the one who holds off until business gets booming again. ·WIRT--PUBLlCrrY HOUND Algona Upper Des Moines: Men like Dr. Wivt would cease to bob up at regular intervals if they dii not receive the glare of publicity's spotlight after so Joing. DEMOCRATS CUT COST Greene Recorder: State government expenditures were reduced by approximately eight and one-belt million dollars the first year under democratic rule. BACK OF THE KRASCHEL CASE Estherville News: Probably it was merely the gov- rnment building a smudge to smoke out anybody and everybody with wrong intentions on public money. THE TEST OF SAFE DRIVING Manly Signal: Any speed is unsafe if the driver is unable to stop his car in the assured clear distance ahead. Road and weather vary the safety factor. DILLINGER'S COP QtfALHflCATIONS Cedar Falls Record: If Dillinger would not make a good cop, at least he would know what policemen should not do if they expect to catch criminals. BROOKHART'S IDEA OF IT Oehvein Register: Brookhart's idea is that "the greatest blunder in statesmanship ever made was^ when the government gave up ownership of the land." DON'T SCUTTLE THE PAST Whittemore Champion: Perhaps the greatest danger we face in building for the future is that we may forget the traditions and heritages of the past. BUT BROOKIE'S PAY GOES ON Allison Tribune: The matter of opening up a large trade with Russia seems to be drooping a little. But Brookhart is still on the 56,000 a year salary. BEH'S ACQUITTAL Hampton Chronicle: The decision of the federal courts is such that the auctioneering business of Iowa's present lieutenant governor can continue. OUR FORMER EXTRAVAGANCE Rudd Review: How many Rudd citizens can remember when the government was so extravagant that it gave away a few garden seeds? THE TROUBLE WITH A GENERAL RULE Waukon Republican and Standard: A Northwestern professor says that if you want to be popular "don't strut." Yes, but how about the rooster? A FUNDAMENTAL OF TAXATION Garner Herald: Everything that adds to the cost of a commodity or a service, including taxes, must be passed on to the customer purchasing it. TOO MUCH TO SUGGEST Forest City Summit: Father and son banquets: mother and daughter banquets; but who would dare suggest a husband and wife banquet? DIDN'T STOP WITH AN AMENDMENT Sheffield Pfess: Some used to say a constitutional amendment could never be repealed. Now we have nearly repealed the whole constitution. VERN HAIG DROPS OUT Dumont Journal: It may be a good move on his part, but it is probably the easiest way he can find to leave the race in good grace. HAS IT OR HASN'T IT TEETH? Decorah Journal: Participants in NRA should npt be handicapped any longer by uncertainty as to ivhether the law has teeth. WIRT'S BAG OF WIND New Hampton Tribune: Dr. Wirt's "revolution" turned out to be a bag of wind that blew when congress stuck a pin in It. TAX COLLECTORS WITHOUT PAT Clarion Monitor: The special session of the legislature made tax collectors of all businessmen and retailers without pay. DEMOCRATS OUT IN FRONT Ringsted Dispatch: The democratic party is this year the dominant party in Iowa and should be recognized as such. WHERE DILLINGER IS VULNERABLE Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Dillinger has too many girl friends. Too many girl friends will eventually trip up any man. HOW SOME FOLKS "GO BROKE Lake Mills Graphic: We have noticed lots of fellows go broke who thought they were only on pleasure bent. WHY KRASCHEL-BEH CASE FAILED Iowa Falls Citizen: It is hard to prosecute men, guilty or not guilty, when there is no real evidence of guilt. SOMETHING THAT WILL MAGNIFY! lame Springs Herald: Do we need a telescope or a microscope to see the benefits of repeal after a year's trial ? TUGWELL'S NEW POSITION Oehvein Register: He was only getting .$7,500 per year, but the new job pays him JIO.OOO per year. PREMATURE AND OVERTIME Estherville News: The sob sisters are working for John Dillinger, even before his capture. OCCASION FOR REJOICING Sioux City Journal: Hurrah! A whole day and night in Sioux City without a dust storm! GEORGE PATTERSON APPROVED Hampton Chronicle: George Patterson would make a mighty good lieutenant governor. TAX CONSCIOUS AT LAST Osaire Press: Well, no one can loiiger say the pco- |plc of Iowa aren't tax-conscious. "Copyright." 19M, by Central I'rcsj Association, inc. RAWBERRIE-S ARE SOLD BV -THE YARD HE MARKET'S OF COLOMBIA YEMENITE JEW WEAR.-;. SIDE CURLS CAN YOU DRAW fV/o STRAIGHT LIMES ACROSS THE FACE OF A CLOCK OR WATCH IK EACH oFHEHREE.COMPAKf- MEHf? ADD IIP-To -THE SAME TOTAL \ "^ An.$we.f -tomorrow ~ FARAD1SE FISH WHEN READY-to ""'·''""· BUILDS A NE$ToF- BUBBLES OBSERVING DIET and HEALTH Dr. Clendenlng cannot diagnose or give persona! answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general interest, liowever, they will be taken up. In order. In tlie dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan clendenlng, care of Tlie Globe-Gazette. Writo legibly and not more than 200 words. lly LOGA.N CI.ENDEM.VG, M. D. SHED LIGHT ON HEADACHE T HE LIFE of a person who is subject to headaches certainly is one of torture. And among the varieties of headache, the kind in which there are recurrent attacks, with intervals of complete sensation of wellbeing, called migraine or sick headache, is one of the most frequent. Its characteristics are that it appears in an individual usually in adult life, the attacks come on at irregular intervals and are accompanied by symptoms of digestive distress, the headache is usually on one side of the head, and the attack lasts for a few hours or days, and then goes away as suddenly and mysteriously as it came. Many attempts have been made to elucidate the causes of this peculiar condition, and it is possible that in different cases different causes operate. For instance, it is supposed that in some cases it is due to allergy, to a hypersensitive- Dr. Clendenine ness to a particular kind of food, and some success has been reported in treating patients along the lines suggested by this idea, i. e., finding out what foods they are sensitive to and eliminating them from the diet. Another group of cases has been reported in which apparently the amount of calcium in the body is too low. Such cases are frequently accompanied by muscular cramps during the attacks. During attacks, examination of the blood for calcium shows it to be under the normal limit. The supposition is that for some reason the parathyroid glands, which have to do with the control of "calcium in the body, cease to function properly, and the headache is the result. It is well known that muscular cramps are a symptom of calcium deficiency of this sort. Treatment has been by the use of viosterol, a substance which, like cod liver oil, contains Vitamin D, which serves to regulate the distribution of calcium in the body. Extremely encouraging results have been reported from this treatment. A patient who was annoyed with frequent attacks of headache and cramps in the feet, who always had a low blood calcium, received viosterol. As a result, the blood calcium rose to "normal limits and the attacks entirely subsided, the patient stating that she was perfectly well, without headache and nausea. Certainly the remedy would be worth a trial because it is, so far as anybody knows, entirely harmless, and could be taken over a long period of time for purposes of trial without apprehension of any untoward results. EARLIER DAYS Being a Dally Compilation of Intrrcsllng Hems from tlio "Ten, Twenty ana Thirty ycnr» Api" Fill's of the Globe-Gazette. Thirty Years Ago-Company A of the Iowa National Guard met Monday evening at its barracks and voted for candidates for the office of major of the regiment. Captain Chantland of Fort Dodge received all the votes of the company. The new targets, which arrived some days ago, are in use now and the boys are devoting some time to the art of range shooting. Lovers of Kipling and of artistic reading will be interested in the engagement of Theodora Ursula Irvine to read that most powerful of all Kipling's stories, "The Light That Failed," at the Congregational church on next Saturday evening, May 7. The high school of this city will match its baseball team against the high school of Hampton on Wednesday in a game which promises to be an interesting one. George P. Smith, manager of the Letts, Spencer and Smith company branch of the Western Grocer company, Mason City, and Will Ray, also of the local house, have been attending the bi-weekly meeting of Iowa Central managers at Marshalltown. Twenty Years Ago-NEW YORK--"Mourners" selected at a socialist meeting last night gathered in front of the Standard Oil building and walked up and down with bands of crepe on their arms as a protest against the sacrifice of Jives in the Colorado strike, while John D. Rockefeller, Jr., remained in seclusion in his private offices. WASHINGTON--Mediators for Huerta have asked an armistice while attempts are being made to bring peace. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Deyoe left for Des Moines Tuesday after a ten days' visit with their son, State Superintendent A. M. Deyoe and family. R. McNable of Hastings, Minn., spent Tuesday in the city transacting business. George C. Martin, Moline, III., was among the business callers in this city today. TRINIDAD, Colo.--Preliminaries to peace in the strike zone were arranged in a conference between Major Holbrook, commanding the second squadron, Fifth United States cavalry, and three representatives of the strikers. TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Born This Date--Homer Stille Cummings, b. 1870, attorney general of the U. S. He likes to read detective stories. * * Franz Lehar, b. 1870, composer --The Merry Widow, Gypsy Love, etc. * * Sir John Lubbock, b. 1834, renowned English naturalist and paleontologist. * * Juliana, b. 1909, only child and heir of Queen Wilhelmina of the kingdom of the Netherlands. * * Fielding H. Yost, b. 1871, notable football coach of University of Michigan. * * Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., b. 189S, journalist. * * Timothy A. Smiddy, b. 1877, first minister of the Irish Free State to the largest Irish country--the U. S. 1789--The first president was inaugurated in a place no president is supposed to be seen--Wall street, George Washington, plainly dressed in a dark brown suit with white silk stockings, took the oath of office upon a gallery of New York City hall at Nassau and Wall streets, from Robert R. Livingston, chancellor of New iork state. · » · 1798--The navy department was established. First secretary: Benjamin Stoddert of Maryland, a cavalry officer! « · · 1803--The aforesaid Robert R. Livingston, sent to Paris to buy the town of New Orleans from the French, purchased it--and 837,937 square miles of the other territory including Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota and portions of Colorado and Wyoming, with 85,000 whites and 40,000 slaves. The prize real estate salesman: Barbe Marbois, acting for Bonaparte. Price: $27,268,622. · · · 1813--Louisiana became the eighteenth state. Ten Years Ago-T. G. McDermott, attorney, left Monday for Kansas City, Mo., on a business trip. Garrett Chapman, credit manager of Chapman Brothers, is in Des Moines this week on business. Jack Kendall, Indianapolis. Ind., is in the city today transacting business. Nathan Riley, master councillor for the Mason City order of the DeMolays, has called a special meeting" of the chapter of the Masonic Temple tonight at 7:30 o'clock. Prof. Elmore Peterson of the University of Colorado will address the Mason City Ad club May 5. Mason City high school tracksters have been invited to the University of Wisconsin meet this week but will not make the trip to Madison, Wis. EL PASO, Tex.--Adolfo De La Huerta, leader of the revolution, has been traced to Phoenix, Ariz., and is not believed to be headed for Lower California to revive the rebellion. Mrs. Thomas Thompson of Ames Is visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Munsinger, 1038 Third street southwest. The high school will enter half mile, mile and medley teams in the Drake Relays at Des Moines this week. can't recall a more graphic characterization of and tribute to a man's character than that contained in an expression I heard a few days ago. It occurred in a conversation with King R. Palmer of West Union, a candidate for fourth district representative. He was talking of his father, "Hi" Palmer, prompted by a recollection that it is now two years since his death at Hawkeye, the Fayette county town in which for many years he had operated a general merchandise business. "I more or less idealize my old dad," said Mr. Palmer. "A good many would say that he was just a village merchant, not very important. And that's probably true. But to me, in my memory, he is a symbol of rugged honesty and uprightness in all his dealings with men--a great dad. "One day an old neighbor and customer saici this of my father: 'Hi Palmer sells from the bottom of the barrel!' That has always seemed to me to sum up the whole case for him." The background of this quaint saying, of course, is to be found in a common practice among apple dealers of placing their big, shiny apples on top. To say that Mr. Palmer sold from the bottom of the barrel was to say that he wanted his customer to know exactly what he was buying. I envy the elder Palmer of the monument he engraved in the memories of those among whom he lived his life and I like King Palmer for his pride in tho reputation for rugged honesty and square dealing bequeathed to him by his pioneer father. --o-will stand by j'ou in all adversity,'' R. Q. wrote to his flapper daughter. ''I'll forgive any other offense or folly, but faithfully promise to disown you if ever you get the swell head. To feel important is the unpardonable sin. "In this so-called land of equality there is no equality in fact, but cacli man feels equal to his neighbor and hotly resents any assumption of superiority. That feeling is logical enough. Since there is no accepted standard by which to judge people, they can be judged only by comparison with one another. "Importance is relative. One thing is big only because others are relatively small. One person is important only by comparison with others who are less important. And thus the one who acts superior ia saying in effect: 'You other people are small fry who flon't amount to much,' "You would say that a citizen of a free country has a right to act and feel as he pleases, but he can't do it in this instance because there is no way to feel superior without insulting the inferior ones used for comparison. "Examine it carefully and you will find the swell-head of a celebrity one of the silliest of all human stupidities. He isn't conceited because of his achievements, but because of the public's praise. He feels mportant because people cheer him and step on one another, in the cf- 'ort to get near him. "In other words, he feels superior :o the people whose good opinion is the only thing that makes him important. It is much as though you should say to a girl friend: 'I value your judgment and covet your goutl opinion. And since you think well of me, that means I am more important than you.' "Whatever good fortune befalls r'ou, don't let it go to your head, ll will mean the end or all true friendship, for nobody can forgive tlie assertion that he isn't equal to you." am grateful to W. L. B. for this piece of picturesque verse, penned by his Dakota friend, James W. Foley, and included in a little volume of poetry published by Mr. Foley: "Hello!" says 1. "Hello!" says he. I never see the man afore. "Swap?" says I. "Dunno," says lie. "Mebbe, mcbbc--I ain't shore. 1 ' "Th' bay?" says I. "Th' gray?" says lie. "Swap!" says we, an' both unhitched. "Fine horse," says I. 0' course," says he: An' in a minute we had switched. "Git up!" says T. "Git up!" says he. An' both them horses stood stock still! "Balk?" says I. "Yep!" says he. 'Mine too!" s - laughitT fit to k i l l . "Say!" says I. "Hey?" says he. "Guess that's a horse apiece," says we. "Good clay!" says I. "Good day!" says lie. Best joke, b'gosh, I ever see! --o-suggest you cither memorize this list of cabinet officers or clip it out and paste it under the band of your hat: Cordell Hull, secretary of state: Henry Morgenthau, Jr., secretary of the treasury; George H. Dern, secretary of war; Homer S. Cummings, attorney general; James A. Farley, postmaster general; Claude A. Swanson, secretary of the navy. Harold L. Ickes secretary o£ the interior; Henry A. Wallace, secretary of agriculture; Daniel C. Hop- 1 er, secretary of commerce; Frances Perkins, secretary of labor. BY FREDERIC" J. RASKIN, DIRECTOR GLOBE-GATE rrE INFORMATION BUREAU IN WASHINGTON Scriptural Thought--Hts own Iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.--Proverbs 5:22. ONCE OVERS "*~"~"~ By J. J. M U N D Y ' . SYMPATHIZE WITH THE SUFFERING You may be one of the fortunate persons who have experienced little illness or physical discomfort. For this reason you have little sympathy for those afflicted with various ailments. You think complaints often are due to more imagination than real suffering. You say that you have pains and aches worse than those endured by the complaining one and you pay no attention to them. But this is not a fair statement because some persons are more susceptible to pain than others. An injury which might not cause you much discomfort may truly cause some other person most acute pain. Of course, there are complainers who make too much fuss over trivial discomfort. . Persons who mention their ailments often arc generally real sufferers. It Is unfair to refuse to sympathize with them because you have seldom experienced severe pain. It is better to be too sympathetic than too cold- blooded. (Cpyrigiit, iU34, King Features Syndicate, Icc.i How old is Hey wood Broun".' G. T. Forty-five. What obligation is there on the part of a person who uses your service? F. It. None whatever. This newspaper offers the service free to its readers. You are entitled to all benefits to be derived from its frequent use. There is no charge except coin or stamp for return postage. Address Frederic J. Haskin, .director, Washington, D. C. What kind of boats comprised the "mosquito" or "suicide fleet" during the World war? M. D. The smaller motor boats used in anti-submarine patrolling of the coast. Has the Belgian Congo a flag? B. E. Tlie Belgian Congo formerly ranked as an independent state and had its own flag. At present, however, it is simply a Belgian colony and the flag of Belgium is used. This consists of three vertical stripes, black, yellow and red, the black next to the staff. The Belgian ensign is the same as the merchant and national flag except that the royal arms are imposed on the center of the yellow stripe. The former flag of the Congo Free State consisted of a blue field with a large five pointed golden star in the center. Did the picture of Napoleon III appear on French coins? E. F. They did during his reign. Why is Sandwich glass so called? J. C. The little town of Sandwich, j Mass., has given this name to the j early American glassware which! was manufactured there. I What kind of furniture brought j over by the early settlers on tlie j Mayflower? E. C. i On her first voyage, chairs, table j chairs, stools and forms (benches), i tables, table boards, "cloathes" j trestles, beds, cradles, buffets, cup- j boards, cabinets, chests, chests of drawers, boxes, spinning wheels and hand-looms. Where is the original manuscript of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer? H. H. Mark Twain's original script is now in the archives of Georgetown university. It was presented by Gencvieve Garvan Brady of New- York who received the manuscript as a gift from her husband, the late Nicholas Brady. The manuscript is insured for 550,000. When was the rndowa popular as a dance in Paris? M. II. This Bohemian dance was introduced into Paris and London about 18-16. Why was the i-jipitul built so far from the white house? S. N. A fear was expressed by General Washington that if the legislative and executive branches were too close, they might possibly encroach upon each other's time. He advised that the congressional building should be at least a mile from the executive mansion. This was before the days of telegraph, telephone oi 1 automobiles. What is China's monetry standard? L. D. China has no standard but silvei is the principal medium of monetary exchange, the Haikwan tael, ;i weight measure being the yardstick. The national economic council now is considering 1 adoption of tho gold standard. Ho\v many children forced In stop school because of no funds t» keep the schools open? O. T. Nearly 1,000 schools have been closed, and 100,000 children have been forced to leave school. In what service does Col. Roscoi- Turner, famous speed-flyer, hold the rank of colonel? R. B. The California national guard. How far does the earth travel each day on its journey around the sun? C. T. The earth travels 58-1,600,000 miles on its annual trip around the sun and this is approximately 1.601,604 miles a day. AUNT NET By Robert Quilleu "Lcttic l;eeps scoklin' %*sips, but they're k i n d o' l i k e a fire. They soon go out if they ain't got iiothin' to work on.'*

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