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MARCf MARCH 27 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTK s iHjmntt Qliltf ' . ' - · . A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the ^trVSON CITY GLOBE-iGAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No:- 3800 WILL F. MUSE Editor W. EARL HALL Managing Editor LEE P. LOOMIS Business Manager ·H font (j^ly use for publication of all news dispatches credited to Irs. Ce Spois MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the It or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. : The ichool Kternoo^ |nce o f / nd the) capacity years' hat of) At . ^school, ilan ot SdevotedT ioon tqj lona. S .isb.es:,*- tes,-pe\ take, gr jelly, s( ifudge, r- sentials iwiches \ the fod Jthe adV, "ern equ poor rl metlW Mrs! her gp SUBSCRIPTION RATES Daily, per year 57.00 ·Daily, per week 15 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Daily, per year by carrier. 57.00 Daily, per week by carrier 15 Daily, per year by mail , 4.00 6 months, $2.25; 3 months, $1.25; 1 month 50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6.00 6 months ..$3.25 3 months 1.75 W momvealths will set up a like system. They may even go a step further and specify that the exiled criminal will be immune to arrest and imprisonment only so long as he remains in Oklahoma. From this distance, it looks as if Alfalfa Bill of corncob fame has stolen a leaf out of the book.of some Iowa mayors. Passing the criminals along to other towns has long been a practice indulged in by some of our municipalities--not Mason City, of course. An anxious world waits to see what other Oklahoma obligations its picturesque chief executive will pass on to neighboring states. Some doubtless would rather take a share of the state's indebtedness than shelter any part of its exportable surplus of criminals. ·4»A-«». One of the meanest men in town expressed regret the other day that Theodore Dreiser didn't have a horseshoe in his hand when he slapped Sinclair Lewis. Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, Second Class Matter as Blarriage is destinie, made in heaven. --LYLY H OTHER EDITORS. GETTING RIGHT ON LINCOLN AVE you noted that many of the submersive movements against our form of government, flying under the colors of "progressive," "socialistic" or something else, all claim to be lineal descendants of the Abraham Lincoln political philosophy? Tho best answer to this trend is the truth and John Wesley Hill, chancellor of Lincoln Memorial university, writing in the current issue of the National Republic, has presented the facts admirably in the following: "There is no place for prayer in the philosophy of Karl Marx,'no room for faith, or hope of immortality In the deadly slough of sovietism. "Lincoln's foundation was the Rock of Ages, upon which he stood and viewed the university as the handiwork of God, saw the movements of Providence behind , the shifting scenes of time, and recognized 'the power that makes'for righteousness' directing the destiny of mankind. "It was this faith that made him seer and guide, prophet and comforter. It was this faith that inspired him to remind his dying: father: 'He notes the fall of a sparrow and numbers the hairs of our heads and will not forget the dying man who puts his trust in Him.' "And it was this faith in Providence that moved him to write to the liroken-hearted mother: 'I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.' "We have fallen upon strange and ominous times, a period of social, economic, political and religious adventure, in which all sorts of fustian, doctrines are proposed as substitutes for the principles for which Lincoln lived and died. "What would Lincoln say of this drift from our historic moorings? What would he say of the program " of state socialism, with its proposed ownership of land, mines, factories and the home itself? "He would declare as he did while in our midst: The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, do at all, or cannot do so well in their sep- WHAT A DOLE CAN DO Rock Island Argus: Americans should not overlook the announcement of the British government that its dole fund is 5350,000,000 in «ebt, in spite of the huge sums which have been poured into it, and tha another 350,000,000 must be available immediately We have been perilously close to borrowing th British idea here in this country in recent years, ant so long as economic conditions continue to contribute to unemployment and suffering,- there will be continued pressure along these lines. But the dole i not a cure. It is a disease' far more menacing and serious than the malady which we seek to cure. I is capable of constant and' continued abuse, it rob people of all initiative and, desire to work, and finnllj plunges the nation into a vicious circle of debt fron which escape is doubtful. The British will pay frightfully for the "dole sys tern" which they established 10 years_ ago at th close of the war. Each year it is continued plunge the nation further into the abyss. We have Mi Hoover tr. thank for a courageous, stand against th dole systjm in the United States. He has been re fleeting the real sentiment of this country in his re fusal to accede to the demands of the professiona politicians, who seemingly care nothing for conse quences. . WHAT WOULD WE DO WITH IT? Duluth Herald: The special commission appointc' by President Hoover to check up the idle land sli owned' by the government reports that it amounts t about 179,000,000 acres. Most of it is mountainous and desert land in the west and southwest, but 189,815 acres are in Min- , Illustrated Question Box "By U. J. SCOTT" LONGER. WHEN T"HEIR- HEADS cuT" OFF OLDES-f .LOVE. LETTER IS IM TO AMESVPT1AM PRIMCESS AS CAW DUCTED BY PE-R.SOMS MILES nesota. The placed commission believes that all of it should be under responsible regulation if it is to be - ^ _______ properly conserved for the use of the public, and suggests that congress pass an act turning it over to the states in which it lies. Before doing that, tho, it would reserve additional areas important for reclamation purposes, reservoir sites, national forests and paries, national monuments and migratory bird refuges. The states could have the rest, which means that they would have the expense of taking care of it, providing firp protection and so on. Minnesota now has several million acres of land that it cannot find use for nor even adequately care for. What inducement is there for taking over any more? IT'S THK YOUNG WOMAN'S HABI) LUCK Robert Quillcn in Fountain Inn, S. Car., Tribune;: Dorothy Dix expressed doubts when told that a certain girl, beautiful, intelligent, affectionate, good- natured, domestic and charming, was unable to find a suitable husband. Perhaps the girl was a fiction of the invented to , serve as text for a all; modern DIET and HEALTH By J.OGAN CLENDI3NING, M. D. Author o£ "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clcndcninr; cannot diagnose or give iicrsnrml answers io letters I r u t n readers. Wlicn questions a.rc of rencral interest, however, they will be lakn up, in order, (n f t m dully column. Address your queries to Dr. Lob'^n Clemltmftiy. csi.ru ot Tlio Globe-Gazette. \Vrile le^Hily and m»t mre than 200 ward;.. STOMACH IS EFFICIENT MACHINE. HE LATEST news of the process .the stomach leads a well-known of digestion in investigator to EARLIER DAYS :\ Dully CnmplliiUo "Twrntv Vcnrs A^cr of Ifilt'resttnir Fuels frinn Files nC tho Ctlcil)!-;ur.rt(e. Q. Kecently you stated llmt ·!,-· 700,001) pcr.snn nro employed in the automobiln industry. Dons this 111- rli.'ilc those who iiinlco liie nnv products for the automobiles? C. W. A. Of the 4,700,000 persons employed in the automobile industry in the U. S., 3,9G3,-15'J are directly employed and 737,000 are indirectly employed. Q. Whorl) Is Ulnmit Wilson observatory? H. 15. .1 . A. In.the Sail Gabriel mountains, overlooking Pasadena in Los Angeles county. Q. What do tho citclniviiittiits amount to in tho folliwiiig colleges: Harvard, Yule and Columbia? 1C. 11. A. ?!arvard, $80,702,8-13; Columbia, $03,597,-11(5; Ynle, .?5S.02.l,tf)!). Q. Whc'.n did Grant assume I'om- mand of all tVilunil forces? O. I... A. On March 17, ISfi-l. Q. How much damage is caused by nils? G. M. A. A few years ago the biological survey mmlc an estimate that rats destroyed annually 5200,000,000 worth of crops and stored pi'oduct in the U. S. This amount does not take into account the large amount expended in an. effort to combat them. Food and grain industries suffer most from rodents: It is not possible to say which one of the foof and grain industries suffers th most since Iho same breed of gray rats d i f f e r in their fond habits. In the same locality they may be car nivorous or vegetarian. Q. How did helium get its name*' M. I'. A. In 1SC8, Jannsen, a French as tronomer, noted a bright yellow lin in the spectrum of the sun durin whatever say that the old idea that the stomach can digest nails is true. Or "almost literally true," as lie puts it, that means. At any rale, the stomach is an efficient machine. When one sees the way in which the combined secretory and motor mechanism of the healthy stomach reduces food of the- most diversified nature to chyme, one. can believe that. It used to be said that a man could get along without his stomach. The kind, of digestion that goes on there is accomplished in other parts of the digestive tract--by the pancreatic secretion in the intestine. But this concept leaves out the idea of the work tiie stomach does in preparing food for further digestion lower ' "~" not'to interfere.'' - ., "He would say. as he did to a committee from the. yVorking Men's Association of New York during the Civil war: 'The strongest bond of sympathy, outside tie family relation, should be one uniting all working people, nor should this lead to a war upon property oi the owners of property. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but le,t him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus'by example assuring himself that his own will be safe from violence when built. 1 "What would be his reply to the seditious attacks . upon our judicial system, as subversive of constitutional government? He would repeat his celebrated declaration upon this subject in his debate with Judge Douglas: 'Judicial decisions have two uses, first, to absolutely determine the case decided, and, secondly, to indicate to the public how similar cases will be decided when they arise. We believe in obedience to and respect for the judicial department of government. Its decisions on constitutional questions when fully settled should control, not only the particular case decided, but the general policy of the country, subject to be disturbed only by amendments of the constitution as provided in that instrument itself. More than this would be revolution.' "Finally, if Lincoln were here today what would be his attitude on the question of international peace? Would the glare of internatipnalism blind his eyes to the glory and supremacy of his own flag? Would love for humanity dilute or divert his love for native land? Early in his career he took his stand on this question, declaring: " 'Many free countries have lost their liberty, and ours may lose hers, but if she shall, be it my proudest plume not that I was the last to desert, but that I never deserted her.' " ^ ^ CONFUSED OBJECTIVES I N THE present investigation of the University of Iowa administration, there seems to be a conflict of objectives. On the one hand the principal instigator apparently feels that complete victory was achieved when the governor, without consulting the state board of education or others who in a moment could have shown that the accusations were without foundation, ordered a legislative inquiry. On the other hand, the people of Iowa will base their judgment upon a substantiation of the charges It i-ii't enough to accuse, they will say; there mus 1 be some proof. __ ' Up to this time that substantiation has been con ' spicuously lacking. One after another the charges have dried up and blown away under the testimony of thi accuser's own witnesses. It may not be necessary for the accused official^ to present their side of the story. To a romarkabl ' degree the prosecution, has been an eloquent defense THE GENIUS OF ALFALFA BILL mHE mental stature of Oklahoma's more or less fa ·*· mous governor, Alfalfa Bill, is to be measured bj his treatment of the crime situation. He has set up system of parolling convicts. Three paroles already have been extended under his order conditional upo the criminal leaving Oklahoma never to return. If the set foot in the state ngain, they will be liable to immc diate arrest and imprisonment. Missouri, Kansas, Texas and other states in" th vic'.nity of Oklahoma must be delighted with this pla of Alfalfa Bill's under which they become the dumpin grounds for Oklahoma's criminals. If it continue. 1 ), is predictable that each and every one of these com r ^ ij . tbuVftee ^ot" modem moral/looseness^wnoT laven.'t- anyfchance'J'to" find suitable husbaiida simply ecause' they live in the sticks where suitable mates re few. Most of them will marry eventually, but only y surrendering their dreams and reconciling thorn- elves to fellows who quit school in the seventh grade nil 1 haven't enough ambition to amount to anything. n villages all over the country there are a d07.en ollege-trained, wonderful girls to every young male worthy of such a mate. . down. "The slomach," says Dr. Clendenlns:- 111 eminent specialist, "is the great ':he T organ of food preparation anil-th iBP^^ . =T Mayor Elect Norris this forenoon filed his outh of office and official bond in the office of the city clerk. The bond with surety was furnished in the usual way to which was attached the oath of office for the term as mayor. Two carloads of rowboats arc on their way here for the Clear Lake'Boat and Amviscmcnt company. 'Earl Glanville left last evening for a few days' business trip in Chicago. The various grade schools of the city arc getting into the habit of holding- their school spelling 1 mutches. This afternoon the seventh grade, Washington school, spells the seventh grade, Garfickl school, and also the two sixth grade.s at the Grant and G u r f i u l d schools. This is good practice work and some of the youngsters can do some pretty neat spelling. Further plans for the erection of a, synagog by the congregation of Hadiis Israel here were completed this week when M. Wolf, president of flic congregation, purchased from ];'. B. Higley a lot known as lot 7 in block 32, South Mason City, for 9500. This property lies near M i l l e r and Sherman streets. Plans for the erection of a building suitable as a. meeting place for tho congregation are rapidly being made. Senator John Hammill of Britt, one of the most eloquent and influential members of the present session, will address the Epworth league of Wesley Metli- an eclipse. Franklin and I_,ocky British scientists, showed* that t th no was caused by a new element ot known on earth. They named it e l i t i m , from helios, the Greek 'Orel for sun. It was finally found, n earth, but retained the name. Q. Who arc the tallest motion plo- ure actresses? II. 1M. J. A. Gertrude Astor is 5 feet 7%' nchcs tall and Marie Dressier is ap- roximntely the same height. Chni'- otte Greenwood, recently recruited rom the stage, is nearly G feet tall. Q. Den's it take moru gasoline ta ;iart Hum tho regular consumption vhilo the cur is running? B. M. A. Fifty starlings of the averaga intomobilc engine require as much asoline as running 20 miles. CJ. Is Iho I.otivro in 1'aris nvcr- crowdiul w i t h art. treasures? A. S. A. Because of overcrowding in tho Louvre, a plan to spend 51,200,000 11 reararnging the galleries is reported from Paris. Forty-five new galleries, apart from the Pavilion, do Flore and the Marine museum, ,vil Ibe provided. Q. Did France puy nny special tri- lut to OcorgB Washington nt tho time of his death? L. X'. F. A. Two months after Washington's death elaborate .memorial services in his honor were held in the Champ de Mars and for 10 days every flag and standard in France wag hung with black crepe. (J. When did "Star Spangled I5:muer" lieomiio our national iin- llimr.' A. D. A. By act of congress, signed by the president, March 3, 1931. V i i i [mvc? ul ycnir ilhiiusnl i\n rxlenslvu nrf;! 11 '' 7 -'!' 1 " 1 I"' \V:ixlitn:;liiti tu srrvo you In liny (·lunii-lty H i n t n-tiUrs to lufnmni- Uim. Wrllt! yintr | i L p * U i n . ynur niuno niul .vniir lilltlri.'.s.s clrnrly. Jm-losi* '2 ceuls In cnlii tir hj:ui!|s fiir rrjily. Si'tltl tn t l l f i ttnT)c- (jiui'tlo liifimnulhm Tlim-llu, Kn-ilRrtc J. l l i i s N I n , Dlrrr.lnr. Wiisliinctmi, H. I'. i-BROADWAY "By .HISCTII VAN IMAI.TU · HE DEMOCRATS LACK UNANIMITY, IT SEEMS Chicago Herald-Examiner: The chairman of the ational democratic committee has done and will con- inue to do his best to compel the donkey to swallow he Raskob plan of state control of the liquor qucs- ion. He will fail. It is an evil plan. It would mean the return of ae old-time saloon system in the wet states / anid vould continue all the present day -prohibition evils n the dry states. Neither wet states nor. dry 'states vould benefit--all would suffer. Federal control of liquor manufacture and distri- 'iition and sale is the proper answer to the problem f what to 'do about prohibition. And federal control it will be when the sane, sober, emperate majority of the American people take the natter into their own hands for decision. SRNATOK DICKINSON'S UNDERTAKING TCor.lc Rapids Reporter: Iowa's senator, L. J. Dicknson, who while serving in the house of representa- ives was often called a "hell raiser for agriculture," s one of a group of republicans who have undertaken to convince farmers of the middle west that the re- mblican party has really been putting out some farm ·elief--in spite of contrary reports. The job will be a lard one, but Dickinson is mighty determined and if anyone can do the convincing he's the one. A ROAD BUILDING MISTAKE Albert Lc:\ Tribune: According to reports from Forest City today the highway will be extended norlh thru that place, into Lake Mills and 1 on to Emmnns as fast as possible. Then the paving of Highway' Mo'. 13 from Albert Lea to the Twin Cities would cave only the strip between Emmons and A l b e r t Lea unpaved from far north of Duluth' to New York City. A grave mistake was made when the Emmons road was not taken in as a state highway. tract." This preparatory work of the stomach seems to consist o f ' f o u r functions: First is to produce a fine comminution or mingling of the food material. All kinds of food go into Hie stomach, in different states of "chewedness," large pieces and small pieces, and the stomach churns them up and reduces them to an homogeneous mass as to size and consistency and quality. Second, it has a buffer, or sensitizing action, preparing the food for- the aclion'of the small intestine, the liver and the pancreas. It perhaps makes some chemical change in the food which renders it more, easily digested lower down. Also more easily absorbed, for very little absorption occurs in the stomach itself. Third, it acts as a turnstile; at least the opening of tlic stomach into the intestines acts as a turnstile. The food is allowed by this turnstile to enter the intestines only after it has been churned info a homogeneous mass, and then only small portions at a time are sent out into the intestines. Fourth, the stomsich is remarkably adaptable to all varieties of food. The efficiency of the stomach as a grinding and mixing and churning organ makes it one of the best pieces of mechanism in the body. Such new light as we have on the physiology of the stomach indicates that a great deal of Hie tone and comfort of the entire digestive tract depends on it. This is really a somewhat modern viewpoint, as the idea held for a long time was that a person could get on very well without a stomach and that you could remove or deface it about as much as you w a n t to without doing any harm. i . »- . , ^ i i;i -^ --- ^ MEW l x Jac YORK, March 27.--Old .ck Sumner, of Whiter Than Snow fame, is still battling theater workers in the matter of censorship: "The'show people advocate a censorship boart^ of seven members, one dramatist, one actor, one theater manager ami four persons from outside the theater. But the hc.'ul of the New York Society for the .Suppression of Vice argues that such a board would be cumbersome, futile, inept and kicking- punch. The best censorship, says Jack, is police censorship. Prohibiting vice will never suppress it. That's something the Whit- girls can't Fellowship -of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches'of Christ in America l-:clUnr'a Nulc: Six pamphlets by Dr. ClriidcnlnR c n n now In! nM.iincil by r e n d i n g 10 c o t i t H In coin f u r each ami ri u o l f - lulflr.ift^cc!. stamped envelope, to Dr. I.n^ati ClerKlPninr;, In caie ot this paper, or Central Press Association. 113. r , Ka:;t T w e l f t h sired. Cleveland. Ohio. The. | i ; m i p t d u t s arc: ' T n r l i - ccstloti ami Crmsllpalmn.'" "RefhicLnfr a n i l f l a i n l n p . I n f a n t Fscrllni;." "rnslrnctton.i for tlic Treatment of Diabetes," " I ' u m l n f n e Hygiene" and "Tbo Care of the Hair and Skin." A GREAT REPENTANCE' (Rend I.uliC ] 0:1-10. Text, Luke 19:tO). For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. A NOTHER of Luke's publicans, and the chief of them ·IT- fill. Beyond a doubt, he was a bad man. He was rich; and however it may be with other man, publicans did not get rich by virtuous means. The people thot him no fit man to entertain Jesus. Zaccheus himself was surprised at the honor. In his confession he admitted evil practices.- And .Jesus spoke of him as a lost man. But what a repentance he'-made! There is no question of its sincerity, for he promptly brot forth fruits meet for repentance. When dishonest men profess repentance and yet keep the products of dishonesty there may be doubt of their sincerity. Zaccheus made restitution and was -generous on top of that. He may be contrasted with the rich young ruler, for Zaccheus must have impoverished himself. But salvation came to his house. Prayer: O God, Who dost call all men to repent of their evil \vays, grant unto us grace to do 'those things which Thou commandest, that our lives may bear witness to our faith. In Jesus' name. Amen. THE LITTLE OLD WOMAN There was a little woman whose hands were worn and red, And long ago the beauty of her youthful days had fled, For she had pain, But after these again, And out she'd come on the street Till it seemed where'er she wandered there were young ones round her feet. She hadn't any money; she was never gayly dressed; She had a shawl and bonnet which she called her Sunday best. And if you gave her something in a little while you'd see Some other person strutting in that hit of finery, And she'd give this explanation if you asked the suffered sorrow, and she had suffered had left her she Icarpcd to smile with cookies for the children The local school board meets'this evening for the final touches of the organization. The president of the board was selected in the person of Mr. McAuley and it is probable that some of lilt; committees will be appointed tonight. The question o f ' t h e election of the teaching corps for the ensuing year will come up. It is expected there will be changes ami, according to reports, the matrimony microbe is the cause of some of the vacancies. Clerk Curtis Yell.-uul of the postoffice force Is one of tbe most chesty residents of River heights since the municipal election where he received one vote for Ihe office of park commissioner. Mr. Yellrtncl is seeking the one to thank for the honor but it h;is been suggested ill lieu .of this he give a dinner to nil the residents of t h a t section of the city to make sure of giving recognition of appreciation to tlic right one. Miss Cecil Palmcter arrived home the first of the week from llockford w h e r e she is attending school and will spend her vacation here with hSr parents, Mr. a.r.t.1 Mrs. H. B. Palmeter. The Franko Land and Investment company has taken another step toward progressive methods which i t s increasing business h a s demanded. It h a s procured a long Tease on the corner suite of five rooms, Nns. 20-1-OR inclusive, of the new First National Bank building, located just above the bank. This step was taken, not because they did not like the present quarters, but because of the need of additional room for the rapidly growing business which lias become imponitive. This f i n e suite of rooms will be 'occupied by the FranUe Land and Investment company, the Corro Gordo A b s t r a c t company and W. A. WcsLfall, attorney, all of whom arc now located in a suite of three rooms in t h e basement of the City National Bank building which they will retain unt.il tiie new rooms arc ready for occupancy. The location is an ideal one and will give the Franke interests better opportunity to further systematise their business and room for additional clerks and stenographers which their expanding business demands. H u n d r e d s of dollars leave Mason City each day for foreign countries, nonn of which returns only possibly in its civilizing i n f l u e n c e upon the people there and in the s t i m u l a t i o n of immigration. Monday was the biggest day in t h e postal money order department in Mason City .since the day before last Christmas. A total of 41 orders a m o u n t i n g to $1,882.03 was purchased by foreigners, the money being sent to Greece, Jlaly and Servia, principally, while France got a little. The domestic orders numbered !iS, or a total of $!)52.'[8, most of which went to the families of local foreigners in the larger cities. ding the city of pickpockets abolishing pockets. Some rlay Brother, Sumner and his playmates will learn that what we take away from a book or a play depends altogether on what we bring lo either. ·p-lE LIONS GET 'DANIELr-.-Onn -I- by one the old heroes are slipping off the pedestals. Washington's gone, Lincoln has been toppled over, and Daniel Webster is out. Samuel Hopkins A d a m s wrote a book about Webster called "The Godlike Daniel." It's been lying around the house til! I got tired looking at it. Tlic other night I opened it up and starred to road. I learned that Webster had no inherited wealth. He was totally incapable of saving from his very largo caniinjjH. He could st;iy in the house: and senate only tf accommodating bankers and c a p i t a l - ists would give him secret retainers, advance secret loans on "insufficient if not sham security," nntl raise funds to pay his debts, as was done both in Boston and New York. OUMMING UP--It was disconcerting to read that "The Godlike Daniel" was constantly pressing measures in congress which would have vastly increased the value of, his speculations or would have brot him fat legal fees; and that as Secretary of Stato he was not abova giving financier friends nclvanco- tips on Supreme Court decisions. That Webster himself was under no illusion as to the moral status of these things is illustrated by his habit of marking his letters not only "Strictly Confidential" but often "Private as Murder." It begins to look as if wo neetl a new set of heroes--or maybe a fresh crop of biographers. ' ' THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG KAVOKS TAX ON NATURAL GAS MASON CITY, March 25.-- I taka exception lo your editorial of March, ^·t under tho heading of "Bar to Cheap Fuel Proposed." You say that It Is more vital that natural g.'is be allowed to be imported into our stato and consumed free of tax, than it is vital that our mines operate to capacity. How do you know that this natural gas will , be a cheap fuel? It is said that the cost oC operation of a cement plant at Rapid City, S. Dak., Is costing more by use of gas t h a n by use o£ coal? Why should we favor the gas interests to the exclusion o£ our labor? The only way to bring back prosperity is by full operations of (Turn In -.izn 10, Column n). \\ /L / \ \ /8 · I T* 1 \ /' Who s Who and I imely Views reason why: thot she ought off than I." to have it. She's so much worse No one ever seemed to notice that her hands were coarse and /red, That she wasn't good to look at no one ever heard it said, And the smartest of her neighbors who appeared to know it all Never spoke a word in censure of her bonnet or her shawl. ' So I take this truth for granted: That a sweet and tender smile And a heart so brave and kindly never do go out of styln. YOITRE THE JUDGE FEKIIER LINKS LINKING ALL AMERICAN CITIES IN Alii MAIL FORESEEN ISy ( J I . Y D K I5KLL.Y Congressman E''rom I'uniisylvniiln. .|, 1SS.1 Ho Is ,1 Erntlll- ' MclvlLI nlo of lIUii Ilrui .lock, « . r I l i a rvti wan nlccU'i tnrni-! pj'c: Clyde-, Krlly rn n l l'.lnomlielil, Ohio i l l i n i u m rolk;;,:. From 1'Jdl to n.(7 hi: \v:is t-niviKCtt In n e w s p a p e r work at I'.i., l i u t M i h h l M ^ t h e D a i l y N ( .wn j r c r u l i ] slnv thiit itoti' II,- win a member n s y u - u u l l i I.Mlf.- of ivprusmlHllv...'! f r o m l a i n to 191:1. In Iho lattl-r y o u r lio il tn coiiKro:;a f r o m th,. t h i r l y - t h l r . l r r n m i y l v n n l n d i s t r i c t anil Dn:i heim roll t e r m l i l t ' c f l , triir.-i.t In ]!l. r ,. IIo Is a rur.uMtetn. lie I'l tlto n i i t h i i r i l y on b o j . - i n t r a .';.-i'\'ii:i. con- air States by means '"THK LITTLE! town of Hingd'alo suddenly discovered i that it owned :i tract of vacant land near the edge of the village. Thrifty aldermen believed they might put the land to profitable use, and so leased it to one of the natives, Hep Swooks, for a term of years. Swooks erected a small house, on one corner ot the land and did some f a r m i n g on the balance. But presently the town fathers found that the house Swooks b u i l t was right in the way of some public improvements they intended to make. They therefore notified Swooks to remove the house to another part of the land. But Swooks refused to do so. The aldermen ordered a erew to move it f u r Swooks. Swooks wan angry and filed suit against tiie town for talcing his property. How would you rtrcidi-. t h i s cnso.? Make up your mind before you read the decision. Tho leci:;lt»n: The court l i e l i l ai;nmsl Sv.-nokfl. Tlitj Jiidgi's rc.isonc.t ifuis: No, i: wan not trud to pay that Iho lov.'n lor.lt 111* property, evrn J I It IIil ir.fjvu It av. p ay. Tlio town mntlii no c l u l i n lo It. If h' 1 Imtt ]inrl n contract he m l ^ h l havo HNetl lor tlio tire"? 1 " or I t , hut there, v.'iui no contract. KRY AMERICAN city u l t i ma) ely w i l l be k n i t t e d into the mail service of the U n i t e d of feeder .lines, w i t h p l a n e s picking- up tlii; mails' while in flight. I p r e d i c t that in the TUnd congress there w i l l be ati e f f o r t to extend the use of the domestic air mail service to provide for morn feeder liiic'M i n t o the tiinscouti- nental air m a i l system. There are more than fiOO cities in the United S t a t e s which have petitioned for direct air mail service. They f:an only lio given the service e f f i c i e n t l y by means of fc/ider linos w h i c h will carry m a i l to c e n t r a l points on the fast transcontinental ClyU'. lines. We arc going to develop in this country a p i c k - u p system for air mail that will be comparable, for instance, to the pick-up system long in vogue nt lesser points no railway m a i l service routes. The system, when developed, will augment the volume of the present mail service. Those lines also would permit many inilcpeiiflQut aviation companies to obtain a profitable income thru tho carrying of the mail. The t i m e will come when special devices (in the post office roofs will enable planes, with long wires dropped, to catch the mails without stopping flight. Devices for this purpose have been given trials by the post office department and have been found feasible. What I am p a r t i c u l a r l y interested in at this t i m e is 'the postal communication between the United iStales and the countries of South. America. The Smith A m e r i c a n con- t i n e n t o f f e r s the most f r u i t f u l field for our foreign trade of any place o i earth. Our d i f f i c u l t y in the past has been the lack of speedy communication. Only a few years ngo France, England and Germany were able to outdistance the United States in thia respect. All this has been changed by the establishment and growth of thn f i o u l l i A m e r i c a n mail service^ The first planes under the original n e t ot congress were flown in 1928. There arc regular schedules now operating which connect New York and other American cities with almost every strategical point In South America. Within the last year the volume of mail matter carried to and from South America had Crown almoat 200 per ce«t.

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