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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 16 · 1937 t , I, 1 r I 1 M l ' '· 1 ! MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. XEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every. Week -Day by the , MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East Stole Street Telephone No. 380(1 ,LEE P. LOOM1S - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH; A. NORE1VT - - - City Editor LLOYD r L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered «i second-class matter April 17, 1930, at the post- office at Mason City, Iowa, under the Bet of March 3. 1879. MEMBEli, ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of oil news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. , Full leased wire service, by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Moines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. - - - SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lake. by ihe year $7.00 by the week * -15 OUTSIDE MASON CITS AND CLEAR LAKE ANH WITHIN 300 MILES OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier ....JT.OO By null 6 month 52.25 Per week by "carrier 5',15 By mail 3 months .. S1.2a Per year by mail. S4.00 ' By mall 1 month % .50 OtJTSIOE 105 BIILE ZONE IN ' ' IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year ..$6.00 Six. months .^33.25 Three months ..?1.15 . IN ALL STATES OTHER THAN . IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr...$a.oO e months.. 54.50 3 months. .«.50 1 month.. Sl.OU Speaking of Usurpations- A T THIS particular time considerable thought is being directed from high places to the : thesis that the judiciary has usurped a legislative Junction in these later days. The contention, of course, bottoms on the finding of unconstitutionality in some of our contemporary congressional legislative output. · ' - . - : · . . . · ; . : ' . If this is a fair subject for debate--and we believe it is--it would seem equally logical to consider whether the congress just as .conspicuously, and possibly even a bit more so, has not usurped i a judicial function in these later days.-Exhibit A, of course, would be the current case involving Dr. Francis Townsend. Let's take a look at the picture. ' · " . . . The venerable physician who has convinced a very substantial proportion of our people that it is possible!to get rich by lavish spending is. confronted with,a 30 day jail sentence. For what? For refusing to accept the inquisitorial authority of a congressional committee. . · If the supreme court's power to declare on the constitutionality of a law is debatable, surely the power of congress to constitute itself as a court and penalize contempt as a court may--but seldom does--is a proper subject for argument. Suppose we argue it? We'll take the side against the congressional course even though our instincts 'rebel at the al-^ liance it suggests with an economic theory that" we 1 regard as wholly screwy. Though we believe not at all what Doctor Townsend says, we believe completely in his right to say it. And when that right is abridged, as it apparently is about to be, our democracy is in the process of· evolution toward some totalitarian state. Dillingef's Former Pal M RS. ANNA SAGE, "the woman in red," who lured the desperado, John Dillinger, into the death trap that had been set for him in Chicago, is eager to return to the United States She is .now in her native,Rumania, to which country she '.was deported^ sh'ortly after "the Dillinger episode, ·j'and she is said to be greatly dissatisfied with her 'lot there. '· It is not at all probable that immigration authorities will lend a very friendly ear to the woman's plea. It is true she rendered a distinct service to society in leading the outlaw to his doom, but this was not because of any sense of duty. Her act was prompted by the most sordid of motives. She did what she did because she had been promised $5,000 for doing it, which sum was paid. Then the government set turning the wheels by which she was hustled out of the country. The fact that she was associating with Dillinger demonstrated what sort of woman she was, and . should she be permitted to re-enter* the United States, there is. reason to suppose that she would again associate with people of like character. Deportation was brought about on the ground that she had been c'onvicted of operating disorderly houses, so Dillinger knew where to look when he Was in search of- a companion. The fewer such characters as Mrs. Sage there are in the country the better off it will be, so it is altogether probable that she will be required to remain on the other side of the Atlantic. He'll Need Some Good Luck TTNIVERS1TY OF WISCONSIN regents have '-' turned to modest, aggressive Clarence Addison Dykstra for a successor to President Glenn Frank. Dykstra, graduate of the University of Iowa,-who did a masterful job of mobilizing Cincinnati lor the Hood emergency, has consented to trade his comfortable $25,000 a year city manager's job lor a. reported $15,000 post which is lacking in nothing quite so much as security. The 54 year old Cincinnati city manager must be a promising progressive, or the La Follelte organization would not have given him the nod. Having survived the flood crisis without cracking under the strain, Dykslra will need all his talents and tact to handle the worries of Wisconsin's presidency. Dr. Glenn Frank was lured to Wisconsin in 1925 at. a salary of $20,000, then progressively cut in salary and power until he was read out of office. Whether Mr. Dykstra can look forward to any happier late, depends on how lucky is his 'liberalism in the long run. . xThe Nevers Appointment TX7ITH a football staff consisting of Iri Tubbs, ·"· Ernie Nevers, Pat Boland, Rollie Williams and . Glenn Devine, followers of University of Iowa athletics have, in our-opinion, the best reason to be enthusiastic about the future they have had since the very heyday of the Howard Jones regime. Signing Ernie Nevers---not infrequently referred to as the greatest football player of all time--was a ten-strike. He would have been acceptable to the great body of Iowa alumni even in the role of head coach. The more we learn about Iri Tubbs, the more we are sold on him. First of all, he has demonstrated that he is essentially a smart man. His in- .ventions which gava him an independent income 3s proof of this. He was smart enough to invent some ingenious devices and he was smart enough business man to cash in on them. That he has been able to attract this distinguished Stanford star to an assistantship at Iowa is further proof of that smartness, if further proof is needed. Somehow the feeling possesses us that Iowa is en its way in intercollegiate athletics. Our own idea of false emphasis is worrying about the possibility that some innocent person will be punished arid giving no concern to the fact that thousands of criminals go unpunished. Estimates out of Washington "say that the present congress is going to cost $24,562,000 to operate. We haven't yet heard it referred to as a bargain. One Iowa editor observes that our junior senator found it easier to make up his mind on a cig- aret than on the supreme court issue. Again we insist there is no essential difference between sound thinking by old men and sound thinking by young men. . . Iowa's Bob Feller is another who appreciates the verity of that old rule: The higher you get, the farther you can fall. The boy wasn't so far wrong when he defined political economy as "getting the most votes for the least money," Wouldn't it be interesting to know exactly what the supreme court justices think about it all? PROS and CONS GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGNING . Wisconsin State Journal: Campaigning at the expense of th'e- government is likely to be liberally discussed in this country during the next few months. ' Senator Bennett C. Clark of Missouri is calling attention to the trips, radio activities and other expenditures of government funds for the propaganda that President Roosevelt and his ' satellites are distributing through the nation in an effort to convince the people that the president should be allowed to obtain control of the United States supreme". court. The Missouri senator declares the expenditures violate a section of the federal criminal code. The so-called liberals have always been ready to 1 attack the use of government facilities by administrations not wearing the "progressive" uniform. They have declared their use to be unfair tactics in support of privilege. When expenditures are made by the opponents of the-"liberals" they are denominated on unnecessary extravagance. Unlimited propaganda for lib- eralists' ideas. is deemed a proper expenditure of government funds for the education of the people. Progressives both in the state and nation are always liberal spenders of government money. CONTRAST. IN FARMING Forest City Summit: While the farmers in Iowa are swarming every time a farm hangs out the lor rent sign, the condition of the' south's 1,910,000 tenants is .just about as deplorable as ever. Among these tenants are 744,900 share-croppers. We have nothing in the north that resembles them. These renters, lowest in the southern social and economic scale, pay landlords a fixed share of each year's crop instead of cash. Whites make up two-thirds of the croppers; only 248,300 are Negroes. IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? Svvea City Herald: At last, the idea has been introduced into the Iowa legislature that the proposed homestead tax exemption bill may be unconstitutional. The state constitution says one class of citizens cannot be taxed at the expense of another class upon an equal basis. Plainly, while the homestead owner is being benefited, his neighbor, a renter, gets no benefit while he continues to pay the sales tax from ..which the homestead exemption funds are to come. IS IT TO BE POLITICAL? Verne Marshall in. Cedar Rapids Gazette: The traffic bill passed Wednesday by the Iowa senate undertakes numerous reforms, provides many new regulations--and leaves the highway patrol vulnerable to political manipulation that easily might wreck its effectiveness, and weaken administration of the law itself. The bill adds 100 men to the patrol, but fails to create an independent motor vehicle department. AN IOWA EDITOR STUMPED . Decorah Journal: What can be done to combat the tenancy problem? That is mighty hard to answer. W. W. Waymack, one o£ President Roosevelt's tenancy commission, admitted in Sac City recently that he had no definite solution for the problem. It is one of those things that requires the experimentation of the best brains of the country. . j j TROUBLES DON'T COME SINGLY ; Oelwein Register: One of oddities of the news was the fact that Oames Gilchrist, nephew of Congressman Gilchrist, living at Pocahoritas, Iowa, is the father of J6 children and 15 of them are ail sick at once with scarlet fever. Fifteen of them were also but recently all sick at one time with the mumps. . HOW MUCH LONGER? ^ Hingsted Dispatch: How much longer must Hing- sted put up with long trucks and semi-traiUvs parked on its main street? MULCT LAW FOR BEER FAVORED Elkader Register: 'We would favor a beer law similar to the old "mulct" law. with some provisions liberalized. WORLD'S SWEETEST MUSIC Lakola Record: Kind words are the music of the world. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG CM:UUC£LCIIC auueucs. sirT^-^ffOTsi^rr^vg 1 vr ?««^^}^^n~^«?«ryjM«-T!f» TO A CRITIC OP THE NEW DEAL MESERVEY--It seems the necessity has arisen to reply to one o£ the ardent and frequent writers to the Mail Bag column. This writer has persisted in ridiculing the government with no remedy to offer and it is apparent that he is .strenuously defending the "monied man,"-those of great private wealth and capital. Why does he defend them? Surely it cannot be for his own personal good. The "writer to which I am referring is making a great fuss about the "sit-down era" but says nothing about the "twelve year devastating republican era" which closed the institution in which he was employed in which many people lost much of their life sayings. As I see it this 'depression did not hurt him much for he was on government pension. .1 consider it very unfair to criticize this administration, for it must be remembered that the democrats could not elect a president because they are a minority. The fact is that it requires both republicans and democrats to elect a democratic president. In regard to "serving two masters," a good citizen serves his country. I hope this country has no masters which millions of people must serve, l believe this question was seltled during Lincoln's administration when slaves were freed and all men declared free and equal. Also I would like to correct the statement that the employer fills the pay envelope. The ..fact is that the consumer of the products is the one who fills the pay envelopes. For when the consumer's quit buying the manufacturer, closes his doors and turns his laborers on the government relief. This justifies government regulation. It seems to me that people who cannot tolerate this government any longer would do well if they boarded a ship and went back to the lathcrland. Yours, PAUL W. LUDEKE. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott SArT-fAK OF $U MA-fRA. FILE AMP . -fEE-fA CtllLDREK UNVEILED MEMOFa.1AV.AT VI Wy RID4E. - A SPB^lAJ- COH-lTMqEK'fo^ CAMADI AH^ MADE. -THE. -TRIP FoR-ft?E OCCAS 10 H, frlEIR..RE3UE$-f$ CAHADiAH 1$^11E 114 UKVE.1UK4 WA5 Mo-T' COMPLIED "Vl-frt, FRANCE. P«.OVIDEC, A SEt" oF -TWO WOfctvi IPoUND irt APPLET IS A CrVfE-RP I i-L AR. ^COPYRIGHT. 1937. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION . WHERE. RICE HAS SEEK . -BUFFALO HA5 DOME. MOSTT OF -THE WORK 3 i G DIET and HEALTH IJy LOGAN CI.E.VDE.VI.VG. M. D. MANAGING CHILD WHO WON'T EAT ·pEDIATRICIANS, or children's specialists, are ·*· far less likely to be worried about the minor functional troubles of childhood than the parents. In general, it may be said that the doctor does not worry at all about what drives the parents crazy, and the parents do not worry at all about what drives the doctor crazy (such as neglecting smallpox and diphtheria vaccination.) One of my best friends used to tell with delight a story of his childhood. His father was an extremely philosophical and easygoing man. One day, for some reason, my friend and his brother decided to run away. They were in.the back yard at the time, on a hot summer day, and as they came racing around the,,coiner of the 'house their father was sitting on the porch. "Where are you going, boys?"- he asked. "We are running away," they Qr. Ocndoning said. "Don't run," said the father, slowly, "walk. Nobody is going to chase you." It took all the 7est out of the adventure. They didn'.t even get as far as the sidewalk. The baby or child sopn learns the delights of being the center of attraction, and plays the delicate organ of the parents' susceptibilities with every stop out. Lack of appetite is one of these things that parents are continually worrying about, and which mostly pediatricians can't be bothered with. Most of these children are found in a one-child home. In a typical situation the parents are well educated, the mother has taken a c'ourse in home economics and home nursing, and has had firmly fixed in her mind before she had any children of her own that a healthy child has a good appetite. This is perfectly true, but sometimes the child finds that those perfect meals made up of exactly the proper proportion of vitamins and minerals and vegetables, etc., don't taste so all-fired good, so he goes on a sit-down hunger strike without being able to explain to himself or to the parents what is going on inside him. No child should ever be made to eat. This rule applies whether the lack o£ appetite is due to actual disease or just perverseness. In the days when spinach was touted as the only means of health, mothers kept saying, "I cannot get my child to eat spinach, and I poke it down every other day.," The best reply I heard to this was by an experienced old physician, who said, "The child is displaying uncommon goo'd taste." Certainly the admonition to quit poking would do for'anything. A fatal error in these cases, always supposing that they are functional, is to allow the child to get into the habit of eating between meals. "Only a cracker or two or a cookie or two" stays i n - t h e stomach just as long and spoils the next meal just as much as half a box. TOMORROW CI-AKK KINNAIKn ·VTotahlc Blrlhs--Wilbur Daniel Steele, b. 188G, - 1 -' American novelist . . . Paul Greene, b. 1894, dramatist . . . Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., lawyer and onetime'triple golf champion . . . Pierce Butler, b. 1866,' associated justice' of the United States supreme court . . . Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, b. 1872, distinguished leader of American Jewry . . . Frank Buck, b. 18D4 in Gainesville, Tex., wild animal hunter. March 17, 41156 B. C.--The exact dale, it is estimated by British fundamentalist theologians, that Noah's Ark, with a blast of its ram's horn, floated out on the waters rising over the Holy Land. That would make April 29 when it was stranded high on Mount Ararat. March 17, 4G3 A, D.--Patrick, the Scotch patron saint of Ireland, died in County. Downs, aged 97. He, a bachelor who didn't want a wife, instituted the custom oE giving the ladies the privilege of proposing matrimony in Leap Year. March 17, 1337--Edward III, king of England, conferred the dukedom of Cornwall on his 8 year old son, the first of 413 dukedoms which have been conferred since then. The duke of Windsor is the 413th. March 17, ISftS--Holland No. f, first submarine of United Stales navy, made its first dive, in Long Island Sound, · · ' ONE MINUTE PULPIT--He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: He that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.--Psalm 101:7. . ' ' . . - · EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY' Thirty Years Ago-Mrs. Ira Knapp returned today from a visit with relatives at Algona. A. H. Lattimer has returned from St. Louis, Mo., where he went on a business trip. Lydia Cramer of Garner was in the city yesterday for a brief visit. Grace Haase is visiting relatives in Nora Springs ioday. . . · lima Franchere has returned from a brief va- vacation visit at Iowa City. Mr. and Mrs. .T. S. Hutzel of Marshalltown are in the city visiting friends. Mabel Chard left last night for Oshkosh, Wis., to resume her work at the State-Normal school there. Twenty Years AJTO--' v) , - , FETROGRAD-HJrand^Dtee Nicholas, idol 'of the Russian army, ranked as Russia's master strategist, looms up as the big military figure of the :iour in the empire which has just witnessed H, successful, almost bloodless revolution and abdication of the czar. M. V. Bickel is spending the week in Des Moines. Jenny Elder of Garner is visiting in the city today. -Harold Bull is spending a few days on business at Cedar Kapids. James E. Haskins is spending this week in Des Moines transacting business. James E. Truston of Rockwell is transacting business in the city today. Ten Years Ago-- VINTON--Vinlonjiigh school entered the state tournament finals of next week by defeating Cresco 13 to 9 in the third district finals here yesterday. Other .teams advancing to the finals were Burlington, Muscatine, Boone, Oskaloosa, Missouri Valley, Ida Grove and Spirit Lake. DETROIT--Selection of a jury in the' $1,000,000 libel suit of Aaron Sapiro against Henry Ford was started in United States district court today after the mass of technicalities and legal arguments had been ended by a ruling of Judge Fred M. Raymond. Fired G. Duffield and D. W. Grippen were reelected as directors of the Mason City board oE education by a large margin in the regular school election yesterday. Louis Brooker was elected director at large of Lime Creek township in the same election. ALL OF US HE CONQUERED HIS PEAR '·pHERE WAS a man who thought himself sensible 1 - and tough-minded, with no nonsense about him. He went to France and fought in the war. I think he must have fought bravely, too, because when he came home he could have worn many medals on his broad chest . . . But he didn't wear them, and he never talked about them, either . . . He told me once of walking through the rich fields oE northern France through the volunteer hay and the riot of wild flowers--after attack and retreat and bloody counter-attack and cautious pursuit--and stumbling over the bodies of poor boys who had died in battle ... and now rested quietly with their face close to the soft faces of flowers that nodded so gently in the warm spring air ... He stepped over them, he said, and went unthinking on, his way. The man came home again to California and one spring, many years later, a friend said: "Let's take our families for a picnic and to see the wild flowers" . . . So they went where the flowers made a lush splash of purple and gold over the great shoulders of a mountain. . And the man couldn't stand it ... He walked a hundred paces through the green grass and the rich color, and turned and ran stumbling back to the rar and sat on the running board with his face in his hands . . . He thought he couldn't stand it, ever again, to look upon flowers in a-field again, they sickened him, they drove him mad with the memory oE those other flowery fields where dead boys had fallen, to sleep .forever. "What happened?" I asked. "Did you learn to 'stand it?' " "Yes," he said, "I learned. And I learned that a man can stand pretty near anything if he tries, if he wants to do it, if it's right to stand it, if there's a good, strong, clean reason why he should . . . ] buried that scar deep inside of me, or I washed il clean away. I covered it with flowers. I fear il no more. I do not let the blood that flowed on those fields, of France stain the sweet beauty of my California hills." ' This man should have a medal for that conquest of himself--but they don't give medals lor victories like thatl OBSERVING f^fV^fm^ A Recollection of Clinton \V. Hickox shall miss Clint Hickox. Always I am going to think of him when I cast about :or proof that it Is possible to disagree pleasantly with a friend. Clint and I agreed on a good many 'undamental .things. But on some others we were in complete disagreement. And how we used to give expression to that disagreement. I always had the feeling, however, and there was much to support that feeling, that Clint rather iked me. I like to think he would lave appraised me somewhat after his fashion: "That Mr. Eye is all haywire in lot of his views. But he isn't such a bad egg at heart. I really hink he means well." And I would have' been complimented by such an estimate. 'I hope I succeeded in making Clint Hickox like me. I liked Clint Hickox. ·--°-- Eowa and Wisconsin Practice Reciprocity submit that there was a peculiar appropriateness in the selection of an Iowa graduate, Clarence Addison Dykstra, for the presidency of the University of Wisconsin. It was a case of "turn about's fair play." You see President E. A. Gilrnore of the University of Iowa is a Wisconsin product. --o-Television Is Still Around That Corner heard an Iowa professor predict almost 10 years ago that television would not come into general use in America intil "some wholly new principle s introduced to make it more practicable." An article in a recent ssue o£ Financial World tends to confirm this view. The gist of it 's: -. "No commercial television for the year of 1937." Years ago we were first prom- sed television! It was "just around he corner." Now, having waited so long, many have became skep- :ics. Much progress has been made n lifting television from the realm of merely a scientist's dream. But there is still a long way to go. Numerous difficulties must be over- :ome before the new science will be given to the world. The range of television is still limited to a distance of about 25 mileSj so that t now appears probable that the first telecasts will be limited to cities having a high population density such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit,. Boston, San Francisco and Washington. Estimates' place the cost of. construction for the tests 'now under-, way betwebn;New York' and Philadelphia at $500,000, or about $5,000 a mile. That numerous problems remain to be solved -is clearly shown by the fact that the industry itself does not expect to go into commercial television lor quite some tim--certainly not this year and probably not until well into 1938 at the earliest. Television is still "around the corner," to say the least; All's Well If You Get Past Chicago -Safely -Iggj,. don't envy Ben Webster SS|||Jhis trip-not long ago to *=^^ New Orleans. But I do wish I had neon with him to listen in on the interesting chat he had with Julio Madero, brother of the former president of Mexico and himself a holder of several high posts in Mexico's consular service. It was during the time'of the floods and the trip to the southern city was over a circuitous routing. This meant a long jaunt-and,much :time in which to get acquainted Avitli Senor 'Madera and his secretary, both' bound for the Mexican capital. Ben has a lot of interesting things to tell about the trip but the item which remained in my mind grew out of a question put to Madera by a Detroit passenger: "Is it safe to go to Mexico these days?" With a little smile the Mexican answered: "Yes, if you get through Chicago all right." Maybe We're Getting: Somewhere in Safety (·ggfc. "am certain the safety cam- »|3P paign you have been car- »**- rying on in 'the Globe-Gazette is bringing some good results," says Mrs. H. H. S. "I had occasion to drive to Faribault, Minn., .the other day. It was my * ; --·* extensive motor trip for first some time and it seemed to me there was a marked difference in the way people were observing traffic rules. In fact I did not see any infraction of such rules as the one requiring a stop before entering arterial highways. I really believe motorists in North Iowa and southern Minnesota are becoming more safety minded." Why Does Radio Fade Around Steel Bridge? am waiting for some ex- on the subject to come along and tell me why it is that the radio in mobile fades out when you're crossing a metal bridge. I used to think that it was caused by the metal structure above the car but I've noted lately that the effect is the same when there is no girding above the roadway. If the matter can be explained in a hundred words or so, I'd be glad to give space to an article from somebody who' knows. Answers to Questions By FREDE1UC J. IIASKIN Did President Wilson sponsor currency reform? T. H. Sponsored the basic currency reform embodied in the federal reserve system. It became a law in December, 1913, and the 12 federal reserve banks opened in November, 1914. In breeding mice is H possible to develop animals other than black and white? G. C. English breeders have developed prize mice of various colors, such as black and tan, cream, red, chocolate, lilac, blue and fawn. When were incubators first used for babies? S. W. Dr. Tarnier constructed the first one in 1880 for use in the Paris maternity hospital. When was Cumberland Gap discovered? C. K. Daniel Boone discovered the passage through the mountains when on a hunting trip in 1768. Later, he and his companions blazed a trail through the gap in 1775 which became known as the Wilderness Road. Where was the tea house said to be the model of the Willow Pattern china? V. W. In Shanghai. Has a fly more, than one kind of eyes? F. D. Several thousand compound eyes, and three simple eyes. Did the colonies use privateers during: the Revolutionary war? J. S. More than 2,000 American privateers ranged the . seas. They cruised along the Atlantic coast, about the West Indies, and extended their operations to the English channel and the North Sea. What is the capacity of the human stomach? E. C. Depends upon the size of the person, and varies in the adult from four to five pints. Name a- radfo publication (n F,ng1and with a large circulation. E. G. The Radio Times, official organ of the British Broadcasting corporation, 2,800,000 copies a week. Where In Canada is the ranch owned by the Duke of Windsor? E. H. The E-P ranch is in Alberta, Canada, 4,000 acres. I heard of.a reputable nurse who was called in on a case where a man'was afflicted with violent and continued vomiting. Shortly after she arrived the patient coughed up a live snake seven inches long. Would It be possible for a human being tn live with a live snake in his stomach? Could a snake live Inside a person? N. H. The public health service says there has been no authenticated case in which a true snake was ejected from a person's stomach. However, there have been cases in which roundworms of the length mentioned have been eject- ed; also similar cases in which the ·snake" was a beef tapeworm. The roundworm is unsegmented and would be considered a snake jy most unskilled observers. These .vorms are taken into the system as minute eggs in contaminated Eoods. The eggs hatch arid develop in the digestive tract. What per cent of crude oil is gasoline? J. H. Average yield of gasoline from crude oil run through refineries in U. S. is about 40 per cent. It ranges from 5 to 90 per cent. Who executed the statue of the Victory of Samothracc? C. H. Sculptor is unknown. The statue, which is in the Louvre, was discovered in Samothrace in 1863. Has Helen Hayes' daughter ever appeared on tlio stage? H.'K.- Mary MacArthur, the star's daughter, recently made her debut in a brief appearance in Victoria Regina. How many acres in the capitol grounds In Washington, D. C.? W. T. About 120 acres. What is the name of the Brazilian grand opera singer at the Metropolitan grand opera In New York? W. C. Senhorina Bidu Sayao. FAVORITE POEMS This 'handy 48-page 'jervice booklet carries the noblest thoughts and sentiments of the race--poems that will live forever in the hearts of Americans. Here are all the old favorites, the heroic poems of every era of our national history, selected by a nation-wide poll conducted by more than 200 co-operating newspapers. The -best loved poem, as revsaltd by this unique poll, is presented on the first page Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life." Includes also some of the finest poems of England, from JCipling, Henley, Tennyson and Burns. Available only through our Washington information bureau. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost) postage and handling. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Fiederic J. Haskin, director Washington, D. C. I inclose I'D cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) !or the booklet "America's Favorite Poems." Name Street City . . ' , . .'._.... Slate ,'Mail .to Washington, D. .C.) iy~%3y' " ;gt wry ··"""' -wy

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