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TUESDAY, MAY 1, IV MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEB SVNBK1ATE NKWSPAPEB Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY fiLOBE-GA/KTTE COMPANY 21.1S3 East BtBte Street Telepliunt f-*. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOXD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor . - - City Editor 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 BATES Time steals on ana escapes us, like the swUt river that glides on with rapid stream.--Pud. JAJPAN'S BOLD STROKE is the policy itself that is outrageous; the manner of its employment is unimportant. With no matter what suavity, it is still a piece of insolence for Japan to sa.v who shall trade in China, and how, and reserve to herself the right to step in and stop any transaction which does not suit her book. If that power be yielded as it is claimed, then has Japan at one stroke forced dc facto recognition of her hegemony over the Asiatic- mainland, and all the colonial and commercial powers may look to their future safety. It is to be hoped that the diplomacy o£ the western powers will not ignominiously" surrender to this piece of audacity. Pertinent or Impertinent The Roosevelt administration is being run from "A Little Red House in Georgetown," says Representative Britten of Illinois. If that charge does nothing else, it should at least give us a rollicking song title. Children's minds are fixed on a life goal by the age of 3, says a famous psychologist. Trouble is, so many of us don't reach that age until we're past 20. announcement of a virtual WI£ Bish J protectorate over China, with special reference to control over Chinese business relations with other powers, has created the expected excitement to international circles. All the powers are moving cautiously, having no mind to seek difficulties with Japan. But it is evident that there will be some sort of joint action, "led by the British and American governments which -have the largest stakes in the Far Eastern business amented eighteenth amendment. They're going to use airplanas to hunt for Dillinger. Must be expecting to find him in a tree. That man Zylstra apparently concluded that he needed a little advertising. are all sorts of ramifications of the Japanese policy and it is not yet clear just what particular motive occasioned it at this time. It ia plain enough that the general Japanese ambition for complete hegemony of Asia is at the base of the announcement, but the world .had rather expected Japan to make no further advances for a year or two, pendifag" the assimilation of Manchukuo. a * * A T WASHINGTON, where there are signs of intense " study of the 'situation but no comment, the sug- -estion is made that the United States may request other signatories to the. nine-power treaty to join in consideration of the Japanese policy. It is hard to see the Japanese pronouncement as anything but a violation of her treaty obligations, since the treaty pledges all the signers not to seek "any general superiority of rights with respect to commercial or economic development in any designated area of China." So was the Manchurian grab a violation of the treaty, incidentally, although the Japanese maintain, first, that Manchuria was not a true part of China, and second, that Manchukuo maintains the "open door" giving'all nations equal trading rights: American, and British traders say it is not so, of course, and are pulling out of Manchukuo because the Japanese monopolize all business. It is a very ticklish business all around, and it is evident that the Roosevelt administration wants to avoid results such as accompanied the Hoover-Stimson effort to line up the powers against the Manchurian rab. It will be recalled that the United States went out on a limb trying to "lead," and got exactly nowhere except to the verge of a single-handed war with Japan. · ' , "·.:·-'-·· In this situation ^Great more heavily interested, having much larger Chinese business interests than ours. She has two or three times as much invested in China business, incidentally, as the Japanese. The house of commons is pressing the government for action in defense of British interests, and it is unlikely that we should be so palpably deserted as the last time. However, both London and Washington seem to want the other to take the lead, neither caring to incur Japanese resentment by moving first. All Europe is concerned about the matter, for the Japanese bid for control of Asia threatens their colonial possessions -- including Britain, France, Holland, Russia and Italy. In normal times there would be a swift coalition to curb Japan, but all are so distracted with domestic troubles that. the immediate course is not clear. As usual, the Japanese were smart in picking the time for making their move. The Japanese government is as diplomatically intelligent as it is aggressive and courageous. Of its moral standing there is less to be said. win OTHER VIEWPOINTS WHAT A DIFFERENCE AU cms u^au« ^ ~0 -- is-attempting to obtain :he payment of a just debt owed by the government t0 Jt'is reaily remarkable what a whale of a difference a few years make in the attitude of some people. Only a short while ago, as time goes these days, these preachers, as well Is practical* all American citizens were lauding the soldier boys to the skies. Hadn't they saved America? Hadn't they made it nossible for us to continue to worship in any way we chose? Hadn't they preserved our government that it might continue to function "of the people, by :he people, for the people?" They didn't accomplish this without death ana suffering. But now that these - things have been achieved, there are tnose who want to forget the ones 'who brought it all about. What an ungrateful people we are! And to think the New York preachers head the list! ^_ SAUES TAX TALK E. K. Pitman in Northwood Anchor: What a lot of petty'things are given consideration by the public. Ta'ke the Iowa sales tax, of which it is often said customers are being driven into Minnesota because they can save two cents on every dollar's purchase, Mninesota having no sales tax. It would be interesting to know how many Iowa buyers of goods go to Minnesota on that account. Gasoline, wear and tear ana other legitimate expense on a car will amount to more than $2 for a trip from Northwood to Albert Lea, to say nothing of time spent. Two dollars is the tax on a purchase amounting to $100. Of course those who live nearer Minnesota trading points may abandon Northwood because of the tax but it is not likely that 7 5 per cent of Nortliwood customers;will buy-in Minnesota on account- of .the tax- perhaps a-smaller percentage. There are some persons, of course, who are as short-sighted as the man who once drove five miles to Gordonsville with a horse team and a wagon to sell 40 bushels of oats at a cent a bushel more than he could get in Northwood. But people like that are not open to argument because they are not smart enough to grasp the real principles of business and economy. I T IS probably not without a glance at the Far Eastern situation that the administration announces its intention of spending 320 million dollars in the next fiscal year, and more in the one following, to buiid our navy to full treaty strength. That is, in effect, a rejection of the Japanese proposals for an American- Japanese naval conference in advance of the next session of the naval limitation meeting. Probably it will launch a naval building race, but that was in the picture anyway, regrettable as it might be. The United States is tossing its great wealth into the scales to balance Japanese aggression. It will be more and more difficult for Japan to keep up naval equality if we really go out to build a dominant Pacific fleet. It seems now that-we shall have to, unless we choose to resign all our Asiatic interests. How close the Japanese are watching American naval affairs may be seen by the rejoicing in Japanese papers over the fact that the American fleet failed in its objective of getting all ships through the Panama canal in 24 hours. It required 48 hours, and the Japan- ece proclaim' that this proves the inefficiency of the American navy. The navy claims that the transit could be made much faster under war conditions, incidentally. But one wonders what would happen if a hostile aircraft carrier were, off the coast somewhere harassing the proceedings. WHEELOCK, HERRING AND POLITICS Marshalltovvn Times-Republican: The practical pardoning of Wheelock is bringing out caustic criti- bism to a considerable number of the state newspapers. Some of them look on the suspended jail sentence as payment of personal obligations by the governor, others suggest that a "rich man can't be sent to jail," stc. How much this Wheelock favoritism may-militate against the governor's primary candidacy for renewed nomination is to be revealed in the vote. That it will lave an efect in the state election goes without question. Already references are being made to the Harding pardon which brought about a legislative investigation and that put Mr. Harding out of consideration as a future candidate. It is scarcely sufficient to offer that Mr. Wheelock had promised reform as the reason for executive clemency which kept' him out of jail where the lower and the supreme courts had decided he belonged. The 3lood on the pavement criesia protest. KNUTSON GAINING GROUND Iowa Falls Citizen: Reports from most sections of the state indicate that Clarence Knutson of Clear Lake is winning votes daily with his gross income, no property tax platform in the republican gubernatorial contest. And most of the votes he's winning seem to be coming from former Turner supporters, while Bob Colflesh ia holding his own. BIRDS OF A FEATHER Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Milo Reno is to have Senator. Huey Long speak in Iowa. Birds of a feather! M ' ORE conciliatory in tone, but in essentials no less forbidding and defiant than the announcement of April 17, is Japan's explanation of that statement presented officially to Ambassador Grew, and reported in dispatches Saturday. The heart of the "official" interpretation is to the effect that Japan intends no domination over China in violation of treaties, but will welcome any foreign business relation's with her neighbor which "benefit China." And that means exactly nothing at all, except that Japan is sugar-coating the pill which she is jamming down the throat of China and of the other powers. For by what license does Japan set herself up as the arbiter of China's future? Where does she find warrant for the authority to decide what may be for China's benefit, and what not? The soft words of the interpretation do not sufficiently mask the arrogance of the policy it defends. It DAILY SCRAP BOOK ' Copyrtent, J9S4, by Central Prew Association, Inc.; M I N I O N BLACK START'S To BEML FRUiT BEFORE Tvfe LEAVED DOESN'T" BloSSOM OBSERVING CAMERAS 1SAO MOR1OKA., A i INVENTED ASt51"EM WECAU-S IscULPfoqRAPHV- SlTTmci IK *:HAIR., HUNDREDS OF EXPOSURES ARE MADE r of -THE OUTLINE OF THE SUBJECT on WoTo FILMS ,THEN,-THE FILM? ARE ENLARGED, PASTEP ON EACH IOMPARTMENI" -THIN-TIN SHEETS, CUT OUT AND STRUNQ ADDS UP TO 2.0 ,-, -fbCjETHER IN A RADIAL FORM , 3 WNQ AN Solution From yesterday ACCURATE. 1MA3E' OF THE 5ITTE.R. DIET and HEALTH Dr Clcndenlng cannot diagnose or g!vo personal answers to Idlers from readers. When questions are of Interest, however they will bo taken up. In order, In Iha dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan Clendenlng, care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly, and not more than 200 words. EARLIER DAYS Delui: 11 Dally Compilation of Intwmtlnit Hram from tlic "Ten, Twenty and Thirty Years Ago" I'llra of tlio Glcibc.Oaicttc. By LOGAN (XENDENtMU. M. I). MORTALITY FROM HEART INCREASING? W E FREQUENTLY have been reminded of late wars that heart disease is very much on the increase in our day and age. Whether this is due to an actual increase, or simply due to the fact that the number of heart deaths reported results from the fact that the span of life is lengthened, cannot exactly be determined. Certainly death from heart disease is an incident of advanced age. It affects few people, under 25 years of age, indeed, few people under 45 years of age. It must be remembered that the death rate among infants 50 years ago was three times as great as it is today. People'who reached the age of 10 years had almost as good a life expectancy in 1850 as they have today. The actual figures are that in 1S50 a 10 year old child had Dr. Clendeolur a life expectancy of 48 years, anu in 1930 he had a life expectancy of 55 years. When we come to the age of 40, we find that in 1850 a man had an expectancy of 27 years, and in 1930 of 29 years The improvement has occurred, then, in the vounger period of life, and we must expect that if our population is to reach higher ages in great numbers, that the diseases of old age will consequently increase. · But in the case of one heart disease, angina pec- tons even this reasoning does not serve to explain the increase in the number of cases. For instance, from 1910 to 1919, in the same relative section of lopulation, there were 18 per cent of cases of angina EDITOR'S MAIL BAG that it is an apparent increase due to improvement in our methods of recognizing its presence. There is no doubt of this improvement. Physicians are more on the lookout for it than they were before, the symptoms are better known, methods of confirmation are more widely employed, such as the use of the electrical instrument for examining heart tracings, the electrocardiograph. And even, recently, the x-ray has been employed to show that it is possible to make out calcification of the arteries of the heart. That angina pectoris is not a new-disease, however, is evident in abundance. Several physicans claim to have found the earliest recorded case. Dr. Riesman, in Philadelphia, has found in Homer's "Odyssey" that Phrontis, son of Onetor, Menelaus' navigator, "dropped dead with the steering oar of the moving ! ship within his hands." EDITOR'S NOTE: Six pamphlets by Dr. clendenins can now be obtained by sending lu cents in coin, for each, and a self addressed envelope stamped with a three cent stamp, to Dr Logan Clendenlng. In care of this paper. The pamphlets are- "Indigestion and Constipation," "Reducing and Gaining, ' "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene" and "ThB care of tho Hair and Skin." DILLINGER CHOSE THE WRONG METHODS MASON CITY, April 30.--The world, especially the American part of it, is at present giving its attention quite decidedly to the man Dillinger and not so much because he took money which he had no legal .right to take, but on account of his rough way of taking it. Had he been a politician or a man familiar with the crooks and turns of our legal system, he would not have risked bis neck as well as his reputation in the open in order to obtain the wealth ha desired. Instead he might have united with other men of like desires in selling risky bonds, to unsuspecting widows and inexperienced men who still retain a degree of trust in their fellowmen, and by that method have obtained the money he coveted and yet retain his standing in society. The bankruptcy laws prevalent in our land are also very convenient for the mon who, after obtaining the money of others by unfair means, may still obtain the end desired from his ill-gotten gains and yet enjoy his freedom and u fair place in society. Perhaps Dillinger is too soft-hearted and unsophisticated yet to take the "legal way" so he risks his life in openly taking cash from banks whose loss will likely not be a personal loss to anyone, and if his program makes it necessary to take a life it is quickly done. 'And is not sudden death considered more merciful than a slow process such as is too often the fate of the victim of the legalized robber who leaves him to perish in remorse by his own hand or to end his existence in an insane hospital or the disgrace of the poorhouse? This is not written to vindicate Dillinger but rather to draw attention to that other class of robbers who operate freely in our land but whose operations arc -largely uncondemned. MAUD DARLAND Thirty Years Ago-All the bricklayers who were at work on the Brice Gas and Electric company's new plant near the creek went on a strike yesterday afternoon and for several hours little work was done. A number of non-union men were at work excavating and when this was discovered, the head union man ordered his men out and notified the contractor who had charge of the remainder of the men of their action, and gave as a reason that non-union men must quit. The first musical program to be given publicly will be the event this evening at the park. The band, since its reorganization, has put in some good time training and will no doubt give a fine program. Judge A. H. Cummings made a business trip to Charles City today. He says he 'was there in the interests of Col. George Prince's candidacy for congress. Dennis McAlanus of Dougherty suffered a broken arm Saturday when he was tossed to the ground by a cow in the barnyard. Twenty Years Ago-BROWNSVILLE, Texas--For the first time during the present fighting, the Mexican constitutionalist* are in control of the entire northern border of Mexico divided from Texas by the Rio Grande. Rejections of a large quantity of sewer pipe from the Lehigh plant at Fort Dodge, by the city engineer's office, has led to protests by the sales department or that company. NEW XORK--Upton Sinclair and four women ai rested in front of the Standard Oil company's offices yesterday for walking in front of the building, were each sentenced to three days in jail today. A meeting of the six teams of the baseball league in which Mason City is represented was held this afternoon at Albert Lea, Minn. Tod Ransom, president of the local club, was present. Directors of the armory building company held a meeting in the directors' room of the First National yesterday, at which routine business was discussed. -Tornadoes in Ricliland and Sumter counties in North Carolina and other parts of the southeastern states caused the life toll to swell to 108 as the result of the series of storms which struck the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Arkansas. Mrs. M. C. Snow of Sycamore, 111,, who has been spending the past few weeks visiting her sister, Mrs. J. P. Sloan, near Plymouth, returned to her home Monday. Oscar Hunt is transacting business in Oelwein today. Contract for the construction of the new Taylor bridge was- awarded today to the Miller-Taylor Construction company of Waterloo, which had the low bid of 515,480. Officers for the coming year were elected at a recent meeting of the Cerro Gordo Builders' association. They are George H. Harrer, W. P. McCaffrey, J. E. Igou and Drs. M. J. Fitzpatrick and T. A. Burke, directors. submit that the most remarkable baseball team ever organized in Iowa was the one made up of the nine Horleiu brothers from Bode. 'Tliey played three games in their One year to- icther--winning two and losing one for a .607 average. It was at a Luther college commencement that the team came into impromptu being, back in 1915. The custom had been to have a game between the college nine and a team made up of alumni. This one year, however, somebody had the happy idea of bringing back the six Sorleins who had played on the Luther team at one time or another, augmented by three brothers who had not attended the Decorah institution. Aside from the novelty of a team thus constituted, there was a really great game. It ran 11 innings and resulted in a victory for Luther. The score was 4 to 3. Later, at Bode, the Sorleins won two contests against semi-pro teams. ' A Mason City interest attaches to that team of brothers because one of them, Oscar C.,-has been a resident here for a number of years. His residence is at 41G Georgia avenue southeast. Mr. Sorlein, while engaged in the banking business at Bode, was Humboldt county's representative in the state legislature. The other brothers in tliat famous baseball combination have been more or less scattered to the four winds. Three are still at Bode; a couple of them are in the Dakotas, another in the milling business in Minneapolis. _ And while I'm on the subject, I'd ke to pay my compliments to Lu- lier college and the brand of base- all developed there. I doubt if in lie entire country there is another ollege o£ comparable size with such a lustrotis record. Even against university competition -- Notre )ame, Minnesota, Iowa and others --little Luther college has come out m top more than its share of times. --o-__^ may have started a. san- HgS guinary argument the other vs day when I relegated to the category of baloney and bunk the claim of some Iowa professors that .he ruthless cutting of trees was 'esponsible in large measure for the severity of our recent dust- storms. I've drawn my first blood on the editorial page of the Waterloo Cour- er, conducted by Merrill Gaffney, formerly of Mason City. He alludes to this article by "the anonymous writer of Eye Observing" and proceeds as follows: ! An observation made in 1904 b; one of Black Hawk county's pioncei settlers, Oscar Virden, and recorded in a history of Black Hawk county lends support to the Mason Citj writer's contention: " 'When I came here one coul look over Orange and Eagle town ships with nothing to obstruct th view. There was not a tree nor shrub, only tall, waving gras. Sometimes in the summer time now, I stand on the same spot on which I stood 50 years ago and again look over that part of the country. So many trees have bec-:i planted that instead of the prairie I once saw I now see what appears to be a dense forest.' "In view of the fact that no tree census was taken by the pioneerrs.' it is, as the Mason City writer says, 'a debatable question.' "John La Barre, who came tn Waterloo in 385G, reported that the year after his arrival there were four sawmills in operation here and another three miles down the river, and that 'at times the log yards covered several acres.' The logs sawed in 18C7 were cut from native timber. There is no way of determining whether a tree has since been planted for every tree cut in the early days. "Eye Observing believes that 'the fault lies in having turned under lillions of acres of prairie sod. ine-tenths of our dust comes from ur plowed fields and from our oads.' This statement falls intu ic category of 'indisputable facts.' Vlso in this category arc the folowing: "1. Trees conserve water in the oil. 2. Trees check erosion. 3. Trees crve as windbreaks. 4. Trees moil- fy temperatures. 5. Trees influ- nce the flow of streams. -Added 'o these unchallenged ontributions of trees, is the alleged iflucnce of trees and forests on ainfall. Some students allege that he wind absorbs at least as much noisture from a square mile of for- st in passing over it as from a. quare mile of water. One alleged authority says that forests cause a difference of over 10 per cent in he rainfall of a locality. "The 'burning question' at the resent time is 'How can we allev- ate the undesirable effects of drought and high winds?' 'Morn .rees' would help." --o-draw no comfort from tho | annual printing of the delinquent tax list. It's a re- lection of the financial distortion ve've experienced these past four ir five years. And yet there is a reassuring note about this year's 1st. It's only about half as great as the one last year. Eloquent evidence that we're on our way up anil out! na^ submit this from "Phats SS^ phun" column in the Lu*?~ verne News as an example. of how far we've gone in this alphabet business: A young CCC lost bis BVD, So'the PTA sent an SOS To the CWA who was CTQ As the FR.A had put the CAN to the PWA with a near K.O And the NRA was FOB So the AAA sent it COD. But the USA wired PDQ To the RFC for its IOU. : Now its OK at the MTC For the CCC got his BVD. _ I3Y FREDERIC' J. RASKIN, DIRECTOR GLOBE -GAZETTE INFORMATION BUREAU IN WASHINGTON ONCE OVERS DON'T GROUSE ABOUT CONDITIONS · There is too much talk about money and expenses in most homes. The head of the house, in keeping- with most other persons, has had a considerable decrease in income and talks about it most of the time. , If the homo folk are doing all they can to keep down the expenses they should not be reminded constantly that economy is necessary. Nor should they be compelled to listen to facts about money when they are pretty thoroughly conversant with depression finances. They may not appear to be worried but they are fully aware of the serious conditions and are trying to do what they can to meet requirements. Now, old man. will you try to talk about something else for a while? The family is getting mighty tired of your "harping" on one subject. * It's probable that you personally are not doing as much as you should to cut down demands on the family income. If you talked less about the depression your mind would be open to see improvements. Incidentally, your family would be much happier. TODAY IN HISTORY ONE MINUTE FULFIT--The Lord will fer the soul of the righteous to famish: casteth away the substance nf the wicked not suf- but he of the wicked. --Proverbs 10:3. 1 1 AI'RIL 30 -Notables Born This Date--Kate Smith, b. (an 8- pound baby), 3908, radio singer. Joseph Addison, b. 1672, English essayist and co-editor of the famed literary newspaper The Spectator. Marie Corelli, b. 1864, novelist. Sir Philip Gibbs, 1877, novelist and journalist. Harry Leon Wilson, b. 1867, humorist and novelist--Bunker Bean etc. Walter C. Teagle, b. 1878, oil magnate. James Ford Rhodes, b. 1848, historian. · · · 1836--The Beaver, first steamship in the Pacific, and first steamer to round the Horn, arrived at Victoria, B. C. from London, after a passage of IBS days. A sailsbip could have made the voyage in faster time! » « « 1862--Safety matches were introduced, in England. Inventors: .1. E. Lundstrom and G. E. Pasch, Swedes. Secret of the safety match: The prepared surfaces on the boxes and not the matches contain the amorphous phosphorous required for ignition. ,1884--Construction began in Chicago on the first "skyscraper," i. e., building of the steel skeleton type. It was 10 stories high, and .the marvel of the world. The architect. "William L. Jenney, used the steel frame to support the walls instead of the walls themselves carrying the weight of the building. As other builders adopted the idea, the skyscraper race began. 1898--Commodore George Dewey was seasick as his command fought and won the battle of Manila lor the U. S. A.! · · · 192-t--Adolph Hitler was sentenced to jail. But he got off with a light punishment for his participation with Gen Erich von Ludendorff in the "putsch" in Bavaria the previous year and was soon abroad planting the seeds of his national socialist (.nazii movement. Are there more or fewer people living on fiirms than in earlier years? D. H. On Jan. 1, 193-1, there were 32,509,000 on American farms. This is the greatest number in the history of the United States. Are cancelled stamps valuable? J. A. P. Some times they have philatelic value and are bought and sold by- stamp collectors. The value depends entirely on whether the stamp is rare or not. Which is the largest railroad yard in Canada? D. M. On the Canadian Pacific railway and is known as the North Transcona yard at Winnipeg. It has a storage capacity of about 7,500 cars, although it is designed for an ultimate capacity of 13,000 cars. Do the sninc people use your Information Bureau repeatedly'.' W. F. While thousands of people are new users of the bureau each year, some correspondents have been using it since the year that it came into existence. Queries from old and new friends are equally welcome. Address your letter to this news- dia and the British Isles, but these rumors are exceedingly valueless so far as an actual historical record is concerned. Are :vny works except paintings accepted for the 1'aris salon? L. A. This annual exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, engravings, etchings, pastels and water colors. It is open to living artists of all nationalities, if their offerings are accepted by the jury of experts elected by the exhibitors themselves. Did Henry Ward Bcecher free a slave in church? E. L,. 15. He freed a mulatto girl in »· Brooklyn cliurch in 1848. He appealed to the congregation thus: This is a marketable commodity. Such as she are put into one balance and silver into the other. I. reverence woman. For the sake uf the love I bore my mother I hokl her sacred even in the lowest position and will use every means in my power for her uplifting. What will you do now? May she read her liberty in your eyes? Shall she gn out free? The congregation responded generously with money to paper's Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C., enclosing coin or stamp for reply. How much time consumed in the mechanical production of a book? M. T. It has been calculated that the whole time taken in production of an ordinary book of about 100,000 words, from the casting off and the composition to the machinery and j binding, and from the first dispatch j of the copy to the printers, to the i return of the completed book, is j about 12 weeks in all. Even then, the business of actual publication j has not been counted in the estimate. ! Did George Washington actually j sec any of the public buildings in , Washington? I. S. j He helped plan several of them j and saw the white house almost; ready for occupancy and the first j section of the capitol ready for use. j Is there a history of the life of ' Christ between the ages of 12 and j 20? D. F. ; Apart from the Scriptures them-' selves, there is no historical, and j little traditional, record o£ the life : of Christ between tiie nges of 12 j nml 30 years, when his m i n i s t r y ; commenced. There are traditions that during this time he visited In-; free the girl. Subsequently the noted minister pulpit. freed other slaves in his AUNT HET By Robert Quiilen "It ain't just women. A man frets swell-headed and bossy, too. if you let him run things when ho ain't big enough for the job."

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