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March 30, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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MARCH;30 ' --MASON CITT GLOBS-GAZETTE if 1931 MASON CITY GIAJBIS-GAZETTK MARCH 30 1931 MASON CITY "CLOWE-GAZETTE 1 cussed by Miss Eraa Hanson. Mrs. I crowd on the road welcomed H! .....-- i . . . . - - ,y. , , _ _ T T _. i ,.,-- »..T»...i»Ai«aiic» Jh«w..t.hnt that. fcanit (Eitg A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITV GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 3800 WELL F. MUSE Editor W. EARL HAUL. Managing Editor . P. LOOMIS Business 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. __ SUBSCUIPTION HATES .$7.00 Daily, per year ........ .............. · ........ *··"" Daily, per week ................ V ;/. " ' V ' i ...... Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Dally, per year by carrier Daily, per week by carrier ..................... · f-' Daily per year by mail ........................ *·"; 6 months, $2.25; 3 months, $1.25; 1 month ....... .50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year. . ......... B.uu 6 months ........ 53.25 3 months ........ 1-75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter ^^^^ He who knmvs much bus GANDHI'S POPULARITY WANES ANDHI for the first time is facing Hindu crowds who hiss and boo instead of cheering. They are ngry because he did not obtain pardons for native olitical assassins hanged last week for the murder of a policeman. The temper of the crowds indicates that ierhaps his truce with the British government will not :arry the nationalist extremists along the road toward peace. This has an ominous look. Gandhi has a good deal of political sense, and he drove an excellent bargain with the British raj, all_ things considered. But if the extremists get out of hand, insisting upon nothing less :han complete independence of India--an impossibility :hat all wiee Hindu patriots dread--the future of India is dark. A New York dude says men do not take enough time to dress. Still, even he would pro! ably admit that they get more on than women, who uf.-.illy take more time at it. KNOW? . . . . .Illustrated Question Box OTHER EDITORS $161,000 ADDED--NOT-A CENT LOST ·pIGHT at this time when the state board of educa- ·**· tion is being assailed for its handling of the Rockefeller gift which tarot to Iowa the sum of 52,250,000 for the construction of a hospital at the University of Iowa, a comparison or two may prove both interesting and enlightening. Elsewhere in this issue (Page 10) an explanation of the fund's handling, written by W. R Boyd, chairman of the finance committee for the state board of education, is presented. His statement, substantiated by the testimony of the Chicago federal reserve official who not only approved but praised the board's methods, takes all the mystery out of the transaction. Another of the charges directed against the board and the university has been punctured and banished. Another of the cluster of bubbles has been pricked. But in this discussion, we shall not be interested in that phase of the matter. Wa merely direct readers to the Boyd statement. What we wish to consider is the handling of this 52,250,000 of gift money to Iowa in comparison with the handling of other state funds, those raised by taxes, during a like period. Let's see what might have happened if the all-wise Cedar Rapids instigator of the so-called investigation had dictated the financial policy. This total of §2,250,000 was turned over to the university in a. period of five years. So skillfully was the fund handled that at the time of the hospital's completion the amount received was not 52/250,000 but ·"·161,000 more than that, the earnings from- invest- '·'^ T ents. That sum,was established for medical research and the benefits resulting will continue down thru the years. In a corresponding four year period--these figures . M are taken from a statement by Ray E. Johnson, treas- titea*^ i |?2^^lM:.*i^}staiif~pw'ff '' lo^^ li6t\vGG J J ^LUS"."'"i - -1925." mid- July H li ; l9*yi ws^ ijouu t ~ 000. ' · ' · - ' . ' : ' · ' ' ' · · ' · ' .-.-· "Mr. Johnson's statement'covers the state Sinking r fund for public deposits, a fund established to receive the contributions of counties to reimburse for losses suffered in other.counties under the Brookhart-Lovrien law. An itemized statement of the losses are as i follows: ( School board claims to the number of 830 totaled [ ' County claims, 300 in number, totaled 56,3136,413.13. Township claims, numbering 335, amounted to ^626,629.80. City or town claims numbered 192 and totaled ?l,- fi*79 RH2 T) · X. The one state claim was for a round ?300,000. ' We may quibble over a technical point of banking ' practice. But the alWmportant, fact remains that the \ state board of education added more than 5160,000 to / . its gift fund while other governmental agencies in \ 'Iowa "were watching $12,317,081.97 slip out of Uicir grasp by employing the type of investment methods 'i which the university's enemies now insist It should have employed. ·L . ^E*«=* ,, A POEM FOR "MAN'S BEST FRIEND" \ \ A T THE request of a reader, the "Just Folks" poem j] '·.*' A on t u ; s p a g e has been substituted for the one which was ordered for March 30 release. It is an Edgar Guest poem, written several years ago, and is especially appropriate at this time because it refers to dogs. these, it should be stated, are dark days for Fido for on April 1 his license will expire. He stands in need of just the type of encouragement that is contained in Mr. Guest's tribute. "As April 1 approaches--the date when all dogs should be wearing the 1931 licenses," the contributor of this poem suggested, "perhaps a word regarding man's most faithful friend would not be amiss. And so I would be most grateful to you for printing the inclosed poem. The price of a license is surely small to pay for such friendship as this poem pictures. "I hope all needy children have heard the good news that they may obtain licenses for their dogs again this year thru the Globe-Gazette fund. Surely all dog lovers are grateful to this man who is so generously providing this fund and to the Globe-Gazette for its part in the plan. "Let me thank you in advance for helping the good cause along." We stand thanked. And we hope that this letter and the pcfim to which it refers may save several dogs the humiliation of a visit to the public pound. PAMMEL AND-THE STATE PARKS i -rN' THE death of Professor Pammel of the state * college, Iowa lost one of its most valued and valuable ^ citizens. For the admixture of science and service in *, nature lore, as exemplified in the state park system. JJMr. Pammel more than anybody else was responsible. Ilpersons familiar with Pilot Knob and other state parks in the Mason City area will remember the »d- mirable interest always exhibited by the Ames man In these projects. Professor Pammel was to Ames what Dr. Thomas Huston McBride has been to the University of Iowa. Both have been botanists of renown. But It was their ability to bring plants and flowers into the life of man--their core'ation of knowledge and human- ·that lias built for them their most lasting monu- THB HIGH COST OF VERBIAGE Minneapolis Tribune: One of those remarkable individuals who has an uncanny flare for digging into strange places and unearthing startling facts has been counting the words used by members of the sevently-first congress as they are faithfully set down in the Congressional RecorU. , He sets the mimner of words at approximately 40500000. Of these 10,100,000 were expended m the short 'session. It cost 5758,693.9-1 to print them m the Congressional Record, which is pretty good evidence that the federal government cannot conduct a nrintme business as economically as a private concern. In making the Record, 6,900,000 pounos of newsprint were used. The printing bill showed an increase of ?178,40i.63 over the preceding year. 1 he record has only 600 paid subscribers, but 36,000 copies of it are printed daily. The job is done under pressure. Senators and representatives arc allowed until l^iiu p m daily to send their material to the government printing office. By 5 o'clock the following morning copies are delivered to their homes. It is, of course, highly Important that there be an accurate record of all debate and procedure in both houses of congress. But the Congressional Record has become something more than that. In it one may find speeches that were never made on the lloor or either house, inserted with the consent of members mindful of the fact that they may sometime seek a similar privilege. It has become comparatively easy to crash the Record. Upon occasions it reproduces po«ms sent to congressmen by importunate constituents speeches by town orators at cornerstone layings, resolutions by local organizations having no bearing upon any matter before either house of congress. The Record has become a sort of wastebaskct or convenient hopper into which are dumped an infinite numticr of trivialities. The costs of producing it arc steadily mounting because o£ the increasing latitude permitted in contributions to it. The Record has a purpose as a record. Its cost figure of $T58,G9o.04, as established by the'last congress, is convincing proof it should be limited to that purpose. By R. J. SCOTT -TrlE. £UMB1N4 fMABAS T*STUOMVSCMWe. DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of "XHI3 HUMAN BODY" Dr CLcndctiinn cannot diagnose or ylve personal nnswcra to letters Irom readers. When questions are' of general interest, however, they ivlll be takn up, In order, in the dally column. Address your queries to Dr. LoKim Clendenlni;, care o£ The Globe-Gazette, Write legibly and not moro limn ZOO v.-oril3. WHY Mill) ROADS? _ Sheffield Press: Up to this time improve* highways have been constructed more for the benefit ot citv motorists than for the betterment of the farmer. Main highways have been improved, but Uic secondary roads, the ones actually meaning most to rural residents, have been neglected. It is estimated that there arc 5000,000 farms in the nation located on Girt roads leading to them. But a start can be made m that dirot^» in every state;-secondary roads of. S reat- esTTr^oTmce-ClfrT- to^Ven- artorttar ;«K5^*jnf-^ter; 'program broadened each .year until.:eventually every farmer will have a decent highway over which to get to and from his nearest market. Farming is unprofitable enough as it is without maintaining olcl transportation and marketing burdens that can be removed. Mud roads should be a thing of the past. ThP farmer on them pays taxes just the same as it he lived on a main highway. Isn't it,time he was getting the attention from our state legislature that ic is entitled' to ? - iw- - --"i" - MAY LOSE RADIO LICENSE Cluvton County Register: The chief examiner for the Federal Radio commission has recommended that the license for Station KTNT at Muscatine, be canceled This is the station owned and .operated by the explosive Norman Eaker and it has been largely used to broadcast propaganda for his so called cancer cures and his other mercantile projects. We have often wondered for a long time why the licenses of KlIsT, the notorious \Henderson station and some others ot that type were not canceled. If about half of the broadcasting stations could be put out of existence reception would be better. SMITH OPPOSES PRIMARY SYSTEM Charles City Press: Al Smith has declared against the primary system as conducive to a lower standard of statesmanship. We sympathize with the idea, but as it is we get some good men, the worst feature ot tho primary being that'-it encourages barnstormers and demogogs, for there is'now no restraint upon th';Fe who dash furiously about like a bull in a china shop But we will have to endure it and put up with it tor it is evidently here to stay. The caucus system also had some objectionable^! eaturos. MAKING SOMETHING COSTLY OUT OF NOTHING George A. Flood in Emmctshurg Reporter: We don't blame the large number of Iowa editors who did a Hip-flop on the State University'of Iowa investigation when they learned' it is costing 53,000 a week, investigations are fine things sometimes, but they are hardly worthwhile when the irregularities investigated are of such minor character that it requires thousands of dollars to magnify them into something of importance. ICOSSUTH SOLONS PRAISKD Kossnth County Advance: Senator Patterson and Representative Bonnstetter, the latter especially deserve great credit for their courageous stand in favor of the -county assessor bill. It was no easy thing to do in view of misinformed popular opinion, but if the bill becomes law they will injlue time bo vindicated. A I,KGISI,ATURE ACTS UP Upper Tcs IMoinns Republican ( A l t f o n a ) : Gov. Dan Turner had more or less experience as a m e m b e r of the legislature Hut he never imagined that tune cmikl change a group ot men who act as the prascnt legislature acts. PAINTERS' COLIC BECOMES RARE T EAD POISONING was once a common and serious i-i disease. Called "painter's colic," it now rarely affects painters. Preventive measures introduced into the painting trades and,the reduction of the use of lead in commercial paints have been responsible for this. It is more frequently seen in the wards of a general hospital arftong automobile battery mechanics than any other trade at present. Lead poisoning causes abdomi nal cramps, p a r a l y s i s , bloot changes, abnormal mental sstate and gout. Lead can be absorbed into th body by the digestive tract, by ab sorption thru the skin, by breathin it in, and absorption thru the mucous membranes of the mouth. Isolated cases (that is, outside jf industrial plants or trades using ead) may be very mysterious; A EARLIER DAYS [Seine a Dally Cnmnllntlnn nt IntcrcsUnB Fuels from Iho "Twenty Years ABO" I'llcs ill tho Glnbc-Onicltc. MiinCH 30, 1011" F. E. Oyers of Mitchell, S. Dak., was in the city his week and has leased the store room in the Adams )lock now occupied by the W. H. Potts jewelry store and will put in a line of women's cloaks and suits. Mr. Oyers, who was here in person, is one of a company vliich has a syndicate of stores. He will move here as soon as possible. Mr. Potts will go into the First National Bank building. The local chapter of P. E. O. at its regular meeting last night initiated Mrs. Myron Stephenson and Miss Monta Strickland and received Mrs. Lee Long . to membership by demit from chapter X of Oskaloosa. Mrs. Seevers presided in the absence of the president, Mrs. Drake. The meeting was held at the S. R. Miles | home with Miss Van Dike as hostess. Coming events: May 6, state convention, T. P. A.; June 15-16, state association of bankers convention, Mason City. i Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stanbery and Miss Anna Stanbery leave tomorrow for an over Sunday visit at the home of Mrs. Stanbery's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Klemme in Belmond. , , Some changes will take place in the present teach- iqg force in the public schools, according to action' of the school board taken last evening. Some of the r^r----.^-.------ «n""»*'W£rayAg--*MC -g~rjrt7m uevejuyeu- uii-j doubted Jead poisoning. The question was where :the- lead came from? It was found she had a.pile'of kindling wood painted on one side. She used this wood to bake in a large open oven. She ate the crust of the bread, while a toothless old grand mother and a child ate the middle of the bread: Neither of them developed lead poisoning. Investigation disclosed that the paint on the kindling deposited lead on the under crust of the bread. A dairyman whose water supply was neither pumped nor piped thru lead pipes, acquired lead poisoning. It was found he drank home brew, made by. himself, and cleaned his beer bottles by shaking lead shot in them. ; This reminds me of the early descriptions of lead poisoning. It was called "Devonshire colic," and scorned to be associated with the cider made in the county of Devon, England. The cause was pointed out by George Baker, who noted that large pieces of lead were put into the cider vats ( f o r what purpose--stirring or mixing--I do not know). He extracted lead from the Devon cider, and showed there was none in the cider of Herefordshire. He was denounced as not a 100 per cent Devonshire man by his neighbors, but they took the lead from their cider just the same, and so banished the colic. Cosmetics occasionally cause lead poisoning, usually, of course, in. women, tho I have happily heart of one chorus man who got leaded (as the saying ib among painters! that way. Some face powders can fee made to give a metallic deiul white appearance to the skin by adding lead carbonate to the powder. It also furnishes the additional advantage that it sticks very closely to the skin aftar application, not being removed by perspiration or other assaults. One form of face powder was formerly said to be nothing but lead carbonate. Reputable manufacturers of face powder have eliminated lead from their products. A family in which four of the women members J l IL a.U.Mi3 UkJlll£^ m LIlc HlillUUl L J U C L L U LttrVUll lOOL. GY^JJUtg. *-»«*"*» v»i 1.**.+* mysterious; A -tpRpfr-TM- wW£^.^ x A-M*~s^liipt t rv^U\v having determined to uteVfctibt)]BQ'~ha=Tenter other vocations In life or fiavefcnoscn positions *»OB - wViaTM -tho- j--' ,,«,,,.. «,nt*it*t T»«»* ~Sii^4r1 trrlll tntfA nnrA Of ft. f AW- Qt e n e r o e r v o a o n s l l in other points. Dan Cupid will take care of a few' at j\_ i t L J I l l J V 111 \vi-i iiiii l u u i vii. vnt; »« ij****." A**.....--·---" died of lead poisoning due to the use of face powder has been reported. One woman in the family was very sick but did not die. The family epidemic of disease was regarded as mysterious, the most mysterious part being that the male members, the father and 'a little boy, were entirely healthy. F.illlnrS Nalr-: sis pamphlets Dy Dr. Clcmlening can now lio obtained hy sending 10 cents In coin for each itnil a .sclr- luldrcsrcd. stamped envelope-, to Dr. Ln|.-an Clentlcning. In · c.ii-tJ or Ihln pnper. rr Ccnlral I'reaa AsEocliilhm, l-!3r» I-.ast T w e l f t h street, Cleveland, Ohio. The pamphlets nrc: "Imli- s-e.'jtlim nud Consdpntlmi," "P.erlucitrtf cine! Gaining." "Infant I'vcdini"." "Instructions for the Trentment of Dlp.heles," ··I'Ymlnlne Hygiene" nml "The Cnrc of tile Hn1r nnd Skin." in other points, uan uupia will IUK.H uiire ui. a. icw-«". least and while this matter has been kept quiet enough light was thrown on the subject at the board meeting to make some good guesses. Leon R. Woodward, assistant manual training teacher of the public schools, is recovering nicely from an operation for the relief of appendicitis. He had to quit work last week because of the trouble and an operation was. decided upon. Three candidates for city offices filed their certificates of expenses during the campaign in the office of the county auditqr. So far Robert Witwer la high man,.having spent $43.20. A. H. Beecher is next with a total expense account of 518.30. D. J. Farrell, who filed claims not to have spent a cent, is the lowest. Keith Merrill arrived in the city yesterday for a few days visit with relatives. He is now taking a course in engineering in Ames. The Merchants Credit association will meet this evening in the assembly room of the courthouse. Articles of incorporation were filed by tho Hara- more Construction company yesterday. This company is capitalized for ?10,000. The directors are W. W. Naramore, L. S. Narnmorc and G. O. Gould. The trust companies of Iowa will probably hold their next session at Mason City at the time of the state bankers convention in June. This was the statement yesterday of W. E. Coffin, who is a member of the committee which will select the meting place. The total receipts of the fourth of July celebra tion given last evening at Clear Lake for the benefi' of Ihe library fund was $155. Seventy-five dollars of this amount goes to the library proper. Miss Caroline Blackmar of Dubuquc arives in thir city next week for a visit with her friend, Mrs. Myron Stephenson, here. We will assure you of a pleasant tour abroad, free safe and inspiring and 'agree to bring you home on scheduled time Sunday evening at the Congregationa ·Wanted--A young man to deliver. Apply at one at the Horse Shoe grocery. Wanted--Bright energetic boy, high school educa tion. Must be good penman, quick at figures. Experience not necessary. Apply in own handwriting to J. E, Decker and Sons. Oliver Crane has succeeded .Tames WolC as foreman in the mechanic shops at the Vulcan iron works, the latter taking up the superintendency of the fast increasing work outside the plant. To get before Easter ·«3ihu(n*wrn^. iiy K i i G A K A. ;I;F.ST A BOY AND HIS DOG A boy and his dog make a glorious pair: No better friendship is -found anywhere, For they talk and they wnlk and they run and they play, And they have their deep secrets for many a clay; And that boy has a comrade who thinks nnd who feels, Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels. He may go where he will and his dog will be there, May revel in mud and his dog will not care; Failhfully he'll stay for the slightest command And baric with delight at the touch of his h a n d ; Oh, he owns a treasure which nobody steals, Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels. No other can lure him away from his side; He's proof against riches and station ant! pride; Fina rlresn docs not claim him, and. flattery's breath Is lost on the dog, for he'a f a i t h f u l to death; lie r.ecs the great soul which the body conceals-And it's great to be young with a dog at your heels! Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches oE Christ in America YOU'RE THE JUDGE POLITICS AND RELIGION (i:r::d I.ulte :!ll:li)-2(i. Text, Lulto, 20:25). Ren- . tier therefore u n t o Caesnr l l i n things which be (,'ui-snr's, nnd u n t o find t h e things which he God's. TT IS a matter of history that the Romans rule af- 1 forded Christianity its great opportunity. The new religion spread rapidly within the empire, and did not spread beyond it. We may not say that Jesus had that in mind at thin time, but He wns not a political revolutionist. The independence of (.he Jewish nation would not have made free the people whom the t r u t h had not made free. God can be served under any form of government, while no form of government can save men from their bondage to sin. In their political agitations the .lews were forgetting their primary allegiance to God. That, and not Ihe clever escape from the trap set for Him, is the point of Jesus' answer. The f i r s t thing is to let God have His own. Frayor: Almighty God, from Whom proceeds all power pnd dominion, grant unto us wisdom and grace to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness And hasten, we beseech Thee, the fulness of the times, when the kingdom of this world slinjl become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ. In his name. Amen. , ^ - - y ^ - ' ^ ' 3 ' - " , - ,. -" ' 4 . T^rlC i .«- nnuipment. 1 " " ^ ' " h. I C' F OR YEARS Skinkham and sons had been dealing with a certain jobber, buying only small lots of dry goods at a time, but buying frequently. One day Skinkham made a small purchase of goods totaling il-10 but for some reason this bill remained unpaid quite a while. At last, after considerable correspondence, Skinkham sent the jobber a check for $100 with a letter slating that this check was "in full payment of all demands" and inclosing a prepared receipt reading the same way, and requiring only the signature of the jobber. Now the jobber was no greenhorn in matters of business either, so he took tho check, destroyed the prepared receipt, and made out his own which stated that the SflOO had been placed to the retailer's credit. Then he demanded that Skinkham send him a check for the balance, arid when no check for the balance came the jobber filed suit. , At the trial Skinkham argued that in keeping the check the jobber had recognized that it was an accord and satisfaction of the claim. How would you decide (his rase? Make up y o u r mind li-fore you read the decision. The i!oc!'i1nn: Tho court held for the Jr.hber. Th*! JiulKes reasoned thus: Aecord nnl Fatisfncllrm i m p l y an nRrecmcnt to take me money In m i u r n r l l o n ··' I lie claim, hut If nccord li n k i n d of niirccment. I h r r c must le :wn mlr.ds asrcclnit. H«e. limvcv«r. one of th,: inlniU. t h a t of the j i i ; l x r . Mill not nRree. Thero could not. more- fore, have been the accord of which tlic retailor gpokt:. -find out E L I V E R E 2-DOOR SEDAN Factory Equipped in MASON CITY, 1A. 6 «£» ABM*3*3a( 2-DOOR SEDAN JJ J rnctor y Eqinppe,! in MASON CITY, IA. OAKLAND AND PONTIAC MOTOB CARS AND SERVICE 35-27 SECOND ST. S. K. PHONE Jo67 DeBruyn Super Service, Clear Lake, la. A. .1. brake Crystal IjiUe, la. Jorgcnsrm Service Station. .Kensett.Io. . Curl Schult/. Britt, la. Hong Garage. Thompson, la. Gnrnge, Knniuvlm, ls Otto No::c I-cli»nd, I: C. SI. Aurnnd, Roc-Kford, I:i Thco. J. Kilily, Rockwell, la if. ,J. Tlilelo, Nor:i Sprlnjrn, la.

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