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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by ihe * G L OBE-GAZETTE COMPANY le btrect Telephone ND. 3300 f , i mÂ«ttÂ« April 17. J9;o, al the ooit- at Mason City, Iowa, under the act ot March 3. 1879. LEE P. LOOMIS - - - ---- Publisher S;,^ ARL HALL ---- Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - - - City Editor IXOYB L. GEER - - Advertising Manager LOOK-OlHi be-LOW The rule of persecution down through the years always brought its own penally-- and there is no reason for believing that this principle has been annuled for Hitler or Mussolini. ^ * tr Clarence True Wilson's observation is still pretty pat: "Politicians are like a steep hill with 1 * 13 at t0p "' hich reads ' s "PPery When MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DAILY SCRAP BOOK FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1939 By Scott EYE ASSOCIATED PHESS-TLe Associated PÂ«M Is exclusively entitled to the me for publication o! all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In Oils paner and aUo the local ceivs published herein. PULL LEASED WIRE EEBV1CE 8V UNITED PRESS MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, ivllh ECS Molnu news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Ma-oa City and Clear La he. Mason City and Clear Lake by the year ........ S10.00 by the week ........ J M OUTSIDE MASON CITX AND CLCAB LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier ....J 7.00 By mall 6 months ..... I 2.73 Per week by carrier...! .15 By mail 3 months ...... I 1.50 Per year by mail ...... ss.OO By mail 1 month ...... s 40 OUTSIDE 100 3HI.E ZO.VE LS IOWA AND MINNESOTA fer year.. .56.00 Six months.. .53.25 Three months... $1.15 LV ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA fa yT...to.OO 6 months. .54.50 3 monlta..Sl!o 1 month. .51.00 America's Debt to Its School Teachers TV/JASON CITY is playing host this week to sev- 1V1 eral hundred teachers oÂ£ Northern Iowa. Certainly it is an event that would warrant the best welcoming editorial that could be written. It's a large group and ^distinguished group of visitors. One wouldn't have to exaggerate even a little to say some highly complimejitary things about them. But at some time or other just about everything has been said in every conceivable way about how glad this newspaper and this community are to welcome a distinguished company. Our limitations along that line gave us the idea that mayhap there would be something more appropriate and more effective than a welcoming editorial -- even one in our best literary style. We looked about and \ve came upon a most remarkable appreciation of the leaching profession from the pen of Robert Quillen-- the mind back oÂ£ that sage old "Aunt Het." It purports to be "another letter from a bald-headed dad to his redheaded daughter." About his bald-head. \ve wouldn't knov," but we suspect that the red-headed daughter is mythical. But here's the tribute-- and a grand tribute it is: "In some universities it is customary for undergraduates to lift their hats when they pass professors on the campus. I suppose all of them do when they pass Einstein, though I never have heard the supposition confirmed. "I like the custom, even though some professors, having won their degrees and written a couple of lectures, quit the habit of thinking and never again do a tap of work. Diamonds are no less valuable because imitations are glass. "The thing that troubles me, and thus prompts this letter, is not the respect shown to university professors, but the shameful want of respect shown to the more useful and often more capable teachers who teach the young idea how to shoot in our public schools. "And, believe it or not, I am not referring to some uniquely superior and mythical instructors in places far away, but to the ordinary, human, imperfect, maids who teach your grade and the ; ones above and below it right here at home. '.': Â· ' / "With/ the single exception of those who sacrifice the world for religion, there are no other people on earth who prepare themselves so well, possess such uniformly high character, and give such loyal, sincere and vitally important service to humanity for so little reward. "Think of giving 18 years of life, while the money goes out and none comes in, to prepare yourself for a thankless service that pays from $350 io 51,200 a year and throws you out when you are old and broken down. Nearly all schools now require teachers to have college diploma, and more and more insist upon a master's degree, though common labor brings as much reward "The teacher must be morally and ethically above reproach to keep her job; and though she looks and acts much like other girls, she is an ex- pevt and her pretty head is filled with specialized knowledge that is Greek to the big shots of the community. "A successful man gels up and says: 'All that I am I owe to my mother.' Maybe it is true, but as a rule he gives her credit that belongs to some gentle old maid whose heart mothered many, many boys. She taught him chivalry. She taught him to be proud of stainless honor. She made mm a patriot. She gave him the key to the treasure-house of good books that gave him his ideals "Teachers build the nation by shaping the lives of kids. Kespect and honor them, for they are tops. Â· * 9 Income Tax Story 'PHE U. S. treasury is not overjoyed about the Â·*Â· March 15 income tax collections, which are estimated at 25 per cent below collections tor the first quarter of 1938. The treasury reported that income tax collections from March 1 to March 15 inclusive total $132,709,201 compared with, S178 926,148 for the same days last year. This indicates that the March income tax collections will approximate 500 million dollars against 7^3 millions for last March, If this percentage of decline continues, the income tax shrinkage this year-- while serious- will be much less than the 300 million dollar shortage indicated by President Roosevelt's January budget message. The checkup on tax collections proceeds slowly,- because millions of individual and -corporation returns must be analyzed and authenticated before any conclusions can be drawn. Meanwhile there is more than a little hope that corporation and individual income tax levies cen be lightened a little next year-- as much for a political as for a psychological effect- on recovery. The 25 per cent reduction in income tax payments reveals the depth of the Roosevelt recession of 1938 when few corporations made money and fewer still returned any dividends. * * * Restraining a Competitor Tf'HE tendency in recent times to try passing a law against a competitor who is giving us trouble was interestingly alluded to in an opinion in a Michigan case, Chaddock versus Day as follows: Â«rÂ«"" f s , q u i t e Common in these later days for certain classes of citizens, those engaged in this business or that business, to appeal to th T government, national, state or municipal, to aid them ^!f ?lat ^ n against another class tf daÂ«Â«s eÂ£ w/v 4Â£- Â·, sanle . ^sjness, but in some other rirfm'iJ rlf S -t K S legiÂ£latlon wh TM indulged in, scl- fS? n f t V 16 Eeneral public - b u t ne * r 'y always nnlt , e m ew f Â° r Whose b c n c f i t H is enacted, not nÂ«tl y Â·li h V xp f"?VÂ° t " lc fcu ' a fi a!llit whom it is ?hl H . y d "; ecl Â« d , bul ako at lhe expense and to i,tl Â£' Â£ ( ' lc lnan '- for whose benefit all nÂ« TMÂ° Uld . b S '" a "Publican form of gov- ment. This kind of legislation should receive no encouragement at Ihe hands of (he courts, and be only upheld when it is strictly within the'legi- C Â° nSrCSS Â° r lhÂ£ Stale ov When Uncle Sam Competes With Business i-mmons, Minn., Leader: One reason why EOV- eniment competition in business is so h u r t f u l is that when the government arrives at the end of the year with a deficit it merely asks congress for fn~l 1 r ency ?PPfÂ°Priation which the owners of competing private business helps pay. When private business arrives at the end of the year in an insolvent condition it cannot call uoon con- Cy a PP r Â°P riatio11 - 'Â« must This Bill Doesn't Get Far Algpna Advance: Nothing more than that it was introduced has been heard of that bill to re- distnct the state senatorially. This column pre- Â« TM M ? ^' S ag Â° that any bil1 to tha t end would not get far. Senators from small districts Ani =1 c . onsent ' a"? there are too many of them. And anyhow w h a t s the constitution between frienas. .'So to heck again with the constitution mandate for rcdistricting after every census! Getting Good Work-Out Allison Tribune: We don't know anything regarding what it is all about, and doubt very much if we could learn a great deal by following the reports from day to day. but we have an idea that Judge Henry Graven (formerly of Butler county) is getting a, good work-out now-a-days. ?,f ' S ? r fif ld I? g Ti n , t j e x, trial Â° r the 52,300.000 claim against the C. H. McNider estate in court at Mason City. Hopkins Looms Higher Davenport Democrat: Although many leading democrats refuse as yet to take Hopkins seriously as a presidential candidate, yet there is no denying that he looms more largely, day by dav on the political horizon. But that does not mean that he will get the nomination. No, far from it. Good Clean Fun Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Biggest joke we have read lately is the statement that the extra appropriation for WPA will not be spent if it is not needed. When did the new deal ever fail to spend all the money appropriated for any purpose? ^ ^ MAIL BAG Interesting Letters Up to 250 Words Are Welcome ABOUT FISH-SWALLOWING TpOCKWELL--A recent item told of a Harvard AV student who on a wager of $10 swallowed a three inch live goldfish. He said it scratched a hit-nVt, went d( ?! vn ' A k ? ow of a )ive minnow having been swallowed before a wager could be put up My father many years ago while working back of his seine in the Mississippi river extricated a minnow that had become entangled 'in the meshes Taking it firmly in his hand, he held it aloft, threw back his head, opened his mouth and called. "Boys what will you give c to swallovv th,s ' The fish gave a desperate wi-ig- Sni T/ hot Â« dow ; n his t h r o a t bcfore th Â°y co Â«lrf reply. He often laughed about-its flopping after H was down. \ Â· R. A. HOLMAN You d think judges with experience had smallpox or something--the way Mr. Hoosevelt avoids them in his selection of supreme court justices. The fact that America's relief load this year is tne heaviest in history throws just a mite of doubt on the recovery that was "planned that way." They just mustn't hax'e any good letecooic sight guns over there in those towns where Ad'olf comes into town as the conquering hero. f i t Stalin is sentencing to death those who won't work-. Pretty tough on those birds who'd rather be snot than go to work. -Â·if W U The brilliance of the newly selected supreme court justice is less in question than his sound- Â» * .Â» Will American history record this as the emergency which lasted ten years? PROS and CONS Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges For a New State Office Building Grundy Center Register: Before it adjourns our state legislature should arrange to put up a new building on state grounds in which to take care of the state's business. The' present capitol building was outgrown ten years ago. Since that time buildings have been rented all over DCS Jloines to house the states business. The present rental is 5130,000 a year. Ten years' rent would pay for a new building big enough to meet the state's needs. It is proposed to sell anticipatory warrants over a ten year period in the amount equal to ten year's rent to pay for the . new building. This would seem to be a satisfactory plan and it will work out without any tax increase. The state will never need a new building more than now. We can build as cheaply now as we ever can and labor needs jobs. We will all be proud of the new building after it is finished and our legislature will be commended for ordering the improvement made. Americanism Defined Austin Herald: Webster (generally acknowledged as an authority on word definitions) defines Americanism as "Attachment or loyalty to the United States, its traditions, interests or ideals." This for the information of certain backsliding"' Americans who seem to think there are several Kinds of Americanism. Mr. Webster aptly defines the word. There can be only one Wnd of Americanism. Deep- rcoted love of the United States and its "traditions, interests, or ideals." And if anyone wants further definition as to just what these traditions, etc., are, they are aptly fnfm!? 1 * 5 ' 1 *!! 16 dcc! ?.? etI ? t on which Americanism is lounaeQT--the constitution. About Remaking the Senatorial Map Charles City Press: Regarding proposition fo redistrict Iowa senatorial districts by enlargin" tnem to reduce the number, the people of the state h a v e not altogether been consulted in the matter. The throwing of Floyd, Chickasaw and Howard counties together suggests a personal object in view When Chickasaw. Floyd and Mitchell would make a much more compact arrangement. They are Â« l .tf,!S e T.- eac u-', and - v -' ould ma ke a congenial paitiieiship, while the original proposal would Â«TM M h f "?*, Wh ? rc many of the constituents would be out of touch with each other. In mat- A.N A l R P L A K E REALLY ON A BALLON OF MOST PEOPLE -THINK . -- A RECEN-T COAS-r-Tb- COASr FLIGHT OF A LiqHT PLA.HE USED 124 qALLOHS, WHEREAS AN AufoMoBlLE OF COMPARABLE SIZE WOULD HAVE. USED 165 qALLONS oF 2.00 YEARS OpfEN HAt "TWO CASES- OKE oF SILVER , AMD AH OU1ER CASE of -foR-rblSE. SHELL CUN FiREo -THE "KICK*, ES-Ti MA-TED -TO BE I.S31 POUMOS of ENERGY, -HURLED. -THE PERFoRME.R- Â·TE.H FEET ""BACKWARDS -E SfUN-f WAS PERFORMED 8/ HARRY . OF KANSAS C11Y, ABOUT 1922. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gaxefte Files THIRTY YEARS AGO-F. J. Hanlon is in Des Moines today on busi- President Brice of the electric line is in St Louis tins week on business. The Eight to Ten club met last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Patton The evening was enjoyed witli "500." Mrs. W. L. Mickey has announced a series of parties to begin next week Vote for Charles H. Barbel-, assistant cashier of the Commercial Savings bank, for city treasurer. TWENTY YEARS AGO-Clifford I. Kuppinger has been in this city for a few days visiting his parents at 807 North Federal. He is attending the Iowa State college at Ames, Iowa. Â· i-r tl 'u Cp K Daki " returned Saturday to civil Jife, after a six months' period ot service with the medical corps- of the army. He was commissioned first lieutenant and was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Oct. J. 3S18. Having completed an advance course in surgery he was sent to Camp Sevier, S. Car., and later to Fast View, N. Y for service in general hnjpital No. 38, in surgical service. The doctor will resume his private practice. TEN Y.EAKS AGO-Thursday evening, when the Mason City hieli school band appeared before the teachers' convention, it was the first time that the band has made a public appearance in lull uniform, according to Gerald Prescott, director. The band played a half hour concert preceding the regular program of the convention. Prof. Clarence Rufus Rorem, formerly of Mason City, now assistant dean and professor of accounting in the school of commerce and administration of the University of Chicago, is now engaged in a survey of capital investments of hospitals and clinics throughout the United States With the election of officers and the closing ?h h- Â£ ' nal . bus , ln e s s.sesskm Saturday forenoon in the high school auditorium 1,200 teachers in attendance at the three-day convention of the north central division of the Iowa State teachers were preparing to leave for their homes in North Iowa towns and rural districts. ABOUT BOOKS By John Selby "THE YOUN-G COSIMA." by Henry Handel Richardson (Norton: S2.50.) A ,u REAT mally people wil1 rub theil ' eyes as ^rU "tn.fÂ° l ^Â° U F h , Henry Haildei (Henrietta) since Ultima Thule" ten years ago and probablv Richardson's "The Young Cosima," her firVt novel tne least effective of all she has done It seem, be t^TT 1 ^ ', h ^ lhis stilted Production cTa be the product of the same hand which turned stbte tt" U f n ^- GueSt i" Â£ Â° r exam P' e - B "t it is possible w a t t m s reader retains some exaggerated deas of the goodness of that novel, since he read it when he was very young and aching to be aUJieQ,. R,,l'Jv\ E h Y ?r ng C . 0 , si 'u a " is thc stor y oÂ£ Halls vnn HÂ», STiÂ» halt '"S attachment, for Liszt's illegitimate daughter, and the disruption thereof. As most of u s know. Cosima (and her sister) were boarded out in Berlin with Hans' mother, a stern and k ?Â«talÂ° Â£ y Un J table Â° Id batt]ca!x determined ' Han- rÂ«n er rf- S J !end ? n;y OV6r her 50n at a11 cos *- ?Â»Â£ ,Â» h y ^ l d " Ot want to marr y Cosima, yet ?/Â»Â£ h! f ^ l^ n e ?| n . ared h e rather liked the state he found himself in. Hans was the slave of his wife's father Franz Liszt and of the then exiled Richard Warner Jfe Sr^^H^S a ," d WS m Â° ney and hls ^TM" force making Berlin propaganda lor the two great men. His reward from Liszt was a kind oÂ£ Olym- C Tr, Fr Â°- m *! he Â« ot 'ompla'irfts h e r e 1 S nothln S 'n musical history tart with xv we " hn Â°w". Cosima began her con- tmlrrt H gne r *? d ' sI ' ki "K him for his attitude r?S* 7Â» S ans '- Later she married him, having Pitched Hans into the garbage can. Th s pretty little story is the substance of -The Young Cosi- wr.^r I iK y re f der V n " have sev eral objections to \\hat the author does with it. An elementary one is her gloss over Cosima. Cosima was merely a calculating little hussy in real life? an opportunist u i t h small conscience and less loyalty. Another i-Â« the q u i t e absurd way in which she l la s im*K- ir.cct the people in her book to have talked--people of the period wrote stilted letters, but they spoke good, homely German in Germany. 'Another is the stiange quality of thc narrative portions: "But r^vfj . Â·, '" tune - she turned the time to 8 P^ COUn ,r- A n d simi!ar backward writing. Perhaps tins is simply not a subject for the his- liBppcns 1VC inasmuch as nothing but betrayal GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening, M. D. STARCHES BEVEALS VARIATIONS TMPOHTANT practical work, checked by scien- A tifio standards, is being done on the value of various foodstuffs and methods of cooking them -as )t affects their digestibility. There is a common belief that imported starches, such as arrow- rt ? Â« V^rE. 01 3nd Sag0 ' bccause Â° Â£ their greater digestibility are superior to the domestically-pro- ducedjitarches derived from our own corn/wheat and rice grains. The work of Day on the digestibility of cooked starches from various sources indicates that the factors influencing digestibility are substances known ' as rose and blue amylose. In the course of cooking apparently rose amylose is changed to blue smylose. This is the chemical change that makes cooked starches more readily digested and absorbed. There is more rose amylose in wheat, corn, rice and barley starches and rela- Ir Clenaprinr tive 'i' little,, in potato, arrow" Â· ^ len Â°Â«""iK rooti tapioca and sago. -It requires about two hours to change the rose amylose into blue amylose so a shorter cooking time is required to render potato, arrowroot, tapioca and sago digestible. However, the difference is more theoretical than real because the greater appetizing effect of cooked corn and cereal offsets Â·the question of cooking time. Other experiments in which not only the length of time it took for digestion in the stomach to occur but also intestinal digestion and absorption, would indicate that corn, wheat and rice flours are more completely digested than potato and the other starches noted. The most rapidly-absorbed starch of all is the simple sugar,.glucose, and, according to A. C. Roberts, who made "a study of the speed absorption of glucose," it enters the blood stream much more rapidly than any other type of carbohydrate and as an energy food would thus be the most efficient of all. In cases where there is a sensitive digestive tract, in convalescent and other states, the exhibition of glucose as an energizer has good theoretical reasons for its use. In any such considerations the study should take into account not only the food itself but also the consumer, and the state of mind and physical health of the human individual is just ' as important as the food itself. For a healthy individual we may assume that any vegetable starch cooked to his taste will be as efficient as any other, but these studies do indicate that the popularity of the potato and of corn has some sort of experimental scientific basis. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Reader: "Is smoking harmful to a person wi a chest that is susceptible to bronchitis?" Answer: Smoking unquestionably irritates the throat and thus tends to create coughing which is itself irritating to bronchitis. ,E. A. E.: "Kindly inform me in your column the effects of digitalis on one's system it taken in tablet form, if the patient has only a rapid heart caused by bad nerves? Would it prove fatal?" Answer: If your question is properly phrased I would say that digitalis would further irritate a rapid heart action. I would not advise its use although it would not prove fatal. The reason I say. "if your question is properly phrased'' is that I suspect if a doctor prescribed digitalis (or you. there is something more the matter than simply a rapid heart due to bad MEADOW MELODIES By Roy Murray of B u f f a l o Center JUST APPRECIATIVE A robin chirped at me, today. And helped to drive my cares away For if a bird can happy be, Who has been favored less than me Then surely I. though small the tithe 'A kindly Lord endowed me with. Can find something to make me smile In thankfulness for things worthwhile. for if ,1 bird t-sn chirp and sing Who hssr.'t much of anything Except himself and his ioyal mate To help him war with changeless fate, whose home is open to the rain. Then surely J should not complain f o r I have had a darn sight more Than any man could give thanks for vith Tourney Suggestions k hope the board in control toÂ£ high school athletics will before another year declare its independence of George A. Brown to the extent of insisting that the state basketball tournament be held in adequate quarters. This year fans were turned away by the hundreds. Thousands of hours were wasted by fans in quest of tickets. Sellers were on duty a limited few hours--and the public waited. All in all this phase of ihe handling of the tournament was about as abominable as it could be. A school which played host to a tournament as miserably would deserve to be black-listed. At present the only place large enough to accommodate the tournament crowds is the field!)ou=e at Iowa City. Maybe later the capital city will supply the need along this line--but the sports public shouldn't be penalized in the meantime. Another change suggested by all the rules of common sense is an extension of the tournament by one day. No team ought ever to be called on to piay more than one game in twenty-four hours. As matters stand the final game for the state title is likely to be just about the slowest and most listless contest of the tournament. The players are dog-tired. This is unfair to everybody concerned. The crowd is entitled to a better run for its money and the boys are entitled to a better consideration of their health. On the less critical side mention should be made of the attempt this year to correct a shortcoming of other years. Each participating 'team was given a set amount for rooms and meals and a mileage allowance for travel. In the case of Mason City the amount'received fell short of the expense incurred, which is a bit ironical in the light of the enormous profit rung up on the tournament for the association. But no team was forced to pack up and leave before the tournament was ended. The fund built up on such business methods is indeed a wealth ill got. He Was Arrested haven't often found myself ;in agreement with the political. philosophy of Wallace Short, political leader and journalist over at Sioux City. But I felt he was pretty square in his editorial reactions to a recent arrest for passing another car on a curve. He made no excuse in his article for his indiscretion. To the contrary, he expressed gratitude to the officer. The editorial follows: "1. This incident made me realize that r had been taking chances and that is the way most . accidents happen. I had always meant to be a careful driver. I now see that I needed a jolt. ' ; 2. It gave me a fellow feeling for drivers on the highway--millions ot them just like myself-- OBSERVING who hate to check their pace when they are sailing along smoothly toward their destination. "3. It may have saved me--or some driver that got in my path-from being the centerpiece at one of those premature funerals- more than 40 of them in Iowa last month--that comes of some driver taking chances. "4. It gave me a new sense oÂ£ what patrolmen on the highways may accomplish in behalf of safe driving. There are 10,000 other drivers on the highways who need a jolt. I hope they get it. The patrolman who picked me up did his duty courteously, very firmly, and without respect of persons. I commend him." ---o-Academic Freedom have been impressed.by the 'extent to which American universities have b e e n benefiting from the banishment oÂ£ learned diplomats and statesmen fom the dictator-ridden lands. Only a few days ago Harvard elected to a permanent professorship of government Doctor Heinrich Bruening, chancellor of the German republic from May, 1930, through May,. 1932. Dr. Bruening was one of the most enlightened and democratic statesmen modern Germany produced, but he was booted out by Hitler. He was the last chancellor of the German republic to rule a contented country. He was dismissed by President Von Hindenburg who used Franz von Papen as a stop-gap selection to check the Brownshirt tide. The University of Chicago is currently rejoicing because it has given academic refuge to Dr. Eduard Benes, last president of Czechoslovakia, who was strong- armed in Hitler's big push last September. For years American universities have been quietly fattening their faculties on distinguished European authors, scientists and- surgeons who have been driven out by racial persecution or political upheaval. Higher education has been the beneficiary -of many dividends from the sweep of dictatorships. --o-TF^Days 1 To.THE TEACHERS OF NORTH CENTRAL IOWA--for doing the best job of educating the children of our area ever done by any group of teachers in any other era of bur history. A good many critics of modern education base their objections to modern schools on the fact that education has become pleasant to take. It's less an ordeal for the.boy and :giri.than it! used fo be. The test, of course, should be: '-Does it work?" If you ask me, it does. It IS working. More power to the teaching profession! ANSWERS to QUESTIONS By Frederic J. Hasktn ** """ rer '" Â» r . H O r i U n Â·t licl w r l l r t i t "Mtion Cllr G l o b e - G i t ; H! IB- Itin. Director. YTaahlDglon, D. C." Flea)6'Â»end Where is the exact center of North America? R. S. In Pierce county, a few miles west of Devil's lake, N. Dak. When was the postage on a letter from the U. S. to England raised to 5 cents? L. P. On Sept. 1, 1031. Why is graham flour so called? S. T. It is named for Sylvester Graham (1794-1851), an American reformer and advocate of vegetarianism who believed that Hour should include the outer hull, or bran, because bread made from it was more healthful. What ivere the best motion pic- lures of 1938? A. B. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "You Can't Take It With You." " A l e x a n d e r ' s Ragtime Band." '-Boys Town." "Marie Antoinette," "In Old Chicago." "Adventures ot Robin Hood." "The C i t a d e 1," "Love Finds Andy Hardy" and "The Hurricane." Was (he French-German pact signed in French or German? L. 31. The Franco-German declaration was framed and signed in both the French and German languages Did Eujrene Field write "Little Boy Blue" in memory of the child he lost? W. K. The poet experienced the deepest grief in thc death of his son Melvin. The boy, however, did not die until a year and a half after the poem "Little Boy Blue" was written. It is generally assumed that this IOES occasioned the writing of the poem. Actually, Field wrote it because he promised Slason Thompson he would furnish a poem for the first issue of the magazine America. How largre Is Fan-mount park in Philadelphia? W. H. It covers 3,845 acres. What musical selection is played several times In "The Walking Dead?" J. G. . "Kamenoi Ostrow" by Anton Rubinstein. What is thc Disaster Loan Corporation? J. D. The Disaster Loan Corporation was created by act of congress approved Feb. 11, 1937. Its function is to make such loans as it may determine to be necessary or appropriate bccause of floods or other catastrophes in the years 1936, 1937 or 1938. The corporation will have succession until dissolved by act of congress. It is managed by officers and agents appointed by the Reconstruction f i n a n c e corporation, under rules and regulations prescribed by the board of directors of the RF~C. ft functions through a principal office at Washington and agents located in the Joan agencies of the RFC. Give the height of Crabtree Falls, Va. V. L. Crabtree creek descends in a series of falls or cascades from an altitude of about 3300-3400 feet to an altitude of about 1400 feet in a distance of about two miles in a winding course. Thus the total (vertical) drop of Crabtree creek in a distance of about two miles is tpproximately 1900 feet. The highest cascade, called the Grand Cataract, is said to make a fall of SCO feet, and the lowest oÂ£ the five cascades is reported to be about 50 feet high. Who is the champion fcrick- ]j,yer? C. H. Roy Swinford of Springfield, III., claims the world championship for his record ot 7,859 bricks an hour. He lays an average ot Â·io.OOO bricks daily and single- handed has laid the bricks on several miles of Springfield city streets. ^yho was (he first kinir to he mined m Westminster Abbey? M. Edward the Confessor, who was interred on Jan. 6. 1066. TAKE THE DRUDGERY OUT OF SPRING C L E A N I N G Get yourself a copy of "Household Helps." the little booklet which is full of labor and time saving suggestions for the home- mah-er. Spring cleaning need not mean a nightmare for the entire family if the practical aids offered m this little encyclopedia of use- nil information are followed. Avail yourself of the short cuts and simpler methods which do away with much of the drudgery ol housecieaning." Order your copy of this booklet today in- handling. "^ l Â° C Â° VCr COSt and --USE THIS COUPON-- The Globe-Gazette. Information Bureau Frederic J. Haskin, Director, W ashmgton, D. C. 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