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TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1S3S MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. IV. LEB NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3800 Entered ES second-class matte? April 17, 1930. at the post- office at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1873. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS-- The Associated Presi Is exclusively entitled to the use ror publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lake, · by the year ........ $10.00 . by the week ........ * .20 OUTSIDE MASON C1TX A.VO CLEAS LAKE AND IV1TU1N 100 MILES OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier ....5 7.00 By maU 6 months .....* 2.TJ Per week by carrier. ..5 .IS By mail 3 months...... J 1.50 Per year by mall ...... S 5.00 By mail 1 month ...... $ .50 OUTSIDE 100 OHLE ZONE LN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per year.. .56.00 Six months. . .53.25 Three months... 81.75 IN ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr... 58.00 8 months .. 54.50 3 months.. S2.50 1 month. .$1.00 Honor Unknown to Hitler JN RESPONDING to the ovation .with which Ger- ·*· man residents greeted his triumphal entry into Memel, Adolf Hitler proclaimed, again, that he was through taking territory in Europe. Once that was big news, but it has been heard so often, and repudiated so completely by his later acts, that it evokes nothing but a sneer or a cynical grin. Let's go back into the record of Hitler's promises. It begins in 1933, and goes right up to March, 23, the day of Memel's annexation. When Hitler first became chancellor: "As long as I am chancellor o£ the reich, there will be no war, save possibly in the event of the invasion of our territory from without." -- Speech August, 1933. "Germany wants nothing but peace. . . . We reject every policy of force." -- Speech, October, 1933. "After the solution of this question (the Saar), the German government is willing and determined to accept in its innermost soul, as well as in form, the pact of Locarno."-- Speech, Jan. 30, 1934. In this pact, it will be remembered, Germany had promised to seek, and abide by, peaceful solutions of any dispute that might arise with Czecho-Slo- . vakia. "The German government will unconditionally respect the other articles (of the peace treaties) which refer to arrangements by which the nations are to live together, including the territorial clauses." -- Speech, May 21, 1935. "Q--- There are no territorial questions about which you would go to war? A. -- None. We have renounced solemnly all such purposes." -- Interview, May, 1935. ' "Germany has neither the wish nor the intention to mix in internal Austrian affairs, or annex ' or unite with Austria."-- Speech, May 21, 1935. "Czecho-Slovakia, like Poland, always primarily follo\ved the policy of representing its own national interests. Germany does not desire to attack these states."-- Speech, March 7, 1336. "We have no territorial demands to make in Europe."-- Speech March 7, 1936. "My proposal for the conclusion of nonag- gression pacts on the east and west of Germany was meant as a universal one. There is certainly no exception intended to it. It applies equally to Czecho-Slovakia and Austria." -- Interview, March 11, 1936. "We are not interested in oppressing other peoples. We want to be happy in our own fashion. . . . It (the Sudetenland claim) is the last territorial claim I will make. . . . We do not want any Czechs."-- Speech, Sept. 26, 1938. "If this problem (the Sudetenland claim) is solved, there will be no further territorial problems in Europe. for Germany."-- Speech, Sept. 27, ' ' , : Arid, filially; the- speech at Memel, repeating the same "pid pledge. He would be a credulous individual^ indeed, who would accept the Memel speech as meaning anything -- except an attempt to lull the alarmed world. into renewed placidity, while another putsch is matured. Alsace-Lorraine, West Prussia and Posen Upper Silesia, Danzig, the Polish Corridor, ScMeswig, Eupen and Malmedy -- these are former German territories taken away by the peace treaty. That Hitler will demand- them back, or' take them, seems inevitably to be in his plans. Perhaps if he would stop with historic German territory the world might not object too strenuously. But recently he has added territory that is not German of population and was never German by ownership. And he has brought Hungary into the German orbit as a satellite almost as completely controlled as Slovakia or MemeL No, Hitler's promises can't be trusted. They are weapons of deceit, as worthless as the solemn agreement of Munich. Like the comrmmists/the nazi believes that success is all that counts, that honor is a silly word used and respected by fools, and that any lie is justified if it sneaks an unfair advantage over an adversary. * * * Annuity for Teachers TT'S A very difficult matter to summon one argu- ·*· ment for social security in other areas of employment that can't be applied with at least equal force, to the teaching profession. If the idea is sound -- and we believe it is -- the doors should not be closed on teachers. The annuity bill which passed in the senate called for twice as much contribution from the teacher as from the public.' The teachers' proposal was for what would have been more nearly a 50-50 split There is probably some disappointment that this ratio did not prevail. But in the end, we rather believe that the plan of letting the beneficiary bear the heavier load will prove judicious. Many authorities on annuities and pensions believe it to be absolutely fundamental that the beneficiary shall contribute most largely to his or her own benefits. Under this conception the system simulates required savings throughout the productive career of the participant, this rather than a pension or gratuity at pubUc expense Whatever the fact be as to this, we sincerely hope that Iowa is on a way to ultimate solution of this problem which has been neglected much too long. * * · Switzerland Still Defiant - LOOKOUT bf?LOW The courts today need judges who can interpret the law as it is written--not judges who pride themselves on being able to say what the law-makers would say if they were alive. We have plenty of live law-makers still on the job. * * t Sometime the people of Germany are going to have to accept a measure of responsibility for the gullibility which lets them in for a war-mad kaiser or dictator. * * * . : World revulsion against racial persecution in the dictator-ridden nations should be a warning to those of intolerant tendencies in this country. « » *' · . . The parallel between the volume of alcoholic drinks consumed in America and the fatalities, by months, is nothing short of amazing. * * * · We heartily disagree with those internationalists who are saying that America couldn't nos- sibly keep out of another European war. * * * It's getting so one can offer an opinion that Hoover wasn't such a bad fellow without being asked to leave the community. * * * King Carol has been the playboy but it's doubtful if he is today 'after what he has passed through in the past fortnight . . . * * * Simile:.Transitory'as romance in Hollywood, PROS and CONS Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Bur Sister · . . Estherville News: "Let's hear from Emmet," says the Kossuth County Advance, at Algona, in commenting on the suggestion that Kossuth and Emmet counties be made one district. Says the Advance; . . "Under a senatorial redistricting bill at DCS Moines Emmet county and Kossuth would be a district. The gentleman who figured out that scheme must be an optimist. To him Emmet county would soon as not be hitched up with another county whose voting power is nearly twice as great. But that might be a little doubtful. Let's hear from Emmet." - . The idea is swell. But it shouldn't be a two- county district. Merge the two counties and make Estherville the county seat, and what could be lovelier? And In a Year and Eight Months Ringst'ed Dispatch: It looks as though Secretary of State Earl Miller is going to lose the highway patrol. And in about a year and eight months he is very apt to lose his job when Iowa voters go to the polls in the 1840 general election. It's too bad that the Republicans have to be handicapped by a man of Miller's caliber when the rest of the state house officials seem to be so well qualified for their jobs. Against Liquor by the Drink Knoxville Journal: The liquor by the drink bill seems destined to fail in the Iowa legislature. This is as it should be. Now let the legislature tighten up the restrictions as to the sale of beer, put some teeth in the law and insist upon strict law enforcement. Beer can be sold in a decent orderly way and a thousand hell holes in Iowa can be cleaned up, if there is any disposition to do it Against Militarizing the CCC Ames Tribune-Times: The CCC has done a fine job, as almost everybody admits. To mix it all up (at great expense) with military training, would ruin its record as a work organization, provide no worth-while military resources to the nation, and flout the basic democratic principle that if one young man owes military service to his country, all owe it. Hitler Wins W«h the Bluff Method Nora Springs Advertiser: It is to be doubted that Hitler intends to fight, at least at the present. For he has found that he doesn't need to fight to get what he wants. A few grimaces and a little chest beating have worked wonders. Even since Munich, Italy has shoved France and Britain about and nothing has happened. Freedom Restricted Under License Plan Eagle Grove Eagle: Speech over the radio is definitely not "FREE." If a newspaper had to apply every six months for a renewal of its license to do business, the free press would be "put." If a minister had to get a new license every six months, the pulpit would no- longer be free. Confidence Still Lacking Hock Rapids Reporter: Hopkins is not being taken too seriously as yet, in his utterances as head of the commerce department. Too many people remember his past expressions and activities. Most of the business interests of the nation are adopting an attitude of watchful waiting. Shortest Poem Clear Lake Mirror: W. R. Prewitt in his column: "The Fig Tree" said a week ago that the shortest poem in the English language is: "Adam had 'em." He was wrong. The shortest poem is just two words: "I. Why?" Washington Seems Not to Have Heard It Boone News-Republican: Right now it looks as if Harry Hopkins had better repeat his Des Moines speech for the benefit of the administration at Washington. Maybe they didn't hear it the first time. Dissatisfied With the Weather Fairmont, Minn., Sentinel: Far be it from us to commit any libels or slanders on Minnesota's glorious climate but danged if we aren't getting sick and tired of the way winter hangs on. This Sounds Like the Hitler Formula Keokuk Gate City: Some Americans have forgotten the three R's in their practice of the three B's--Brag, Bluff and Bluster. DAILY SCRAP BOOK j U. 8. Pitw* Of ... By Scott EYE ^ Switzerland has always been daring in the face of oppressive rules. Its liberties have .been protected by the bravery of its citizens. Now Switzerland is defying Adolf Hitler and his associates in the nazi rule of Germany Six members of the frontist party who had obtained seats in past elections in the grand council or legislative body of Zurich were defeated for re-election in a ballot of the citizens of that canton a few days ago. The citizens of Zurich speak the German language but they value the freedom of the little republic that has remained so long as a bright star in the European firmament. . The legislators of the front party had proved anti-Jewish in their governmental attitudes. They have shown other signs of being friendly to nazi ideas. The liberty loving Swiss sent them back to private life as a rebuke to nazi ideas and an announcement to the world that the Swiss were opposed to absolutism and a rule of persecution based on racial prejudice. MAIL BAG interesting eLtters Up to 250 Words Are Welcome WORSE THAN A RATTLESNAKE M ESERVEY--About a year ago William Allen White, alleged sage of Kansas, wrote in his Emporia Gazette that he knew "no reason why the beer business should not be conducted as any other commercial business--breakfast food, tooth paste, tenderized ham, package coffee or shoes." Can White name one who, by reason of using tooth rjaste or eating ham, has become a nuisance to himself? Really someone should break the news to William that beer is a member of the Barleycorn family and infected with A-L-C-O-H-O-L--potential menace to all mankind. Beer once was confined to saloons--then came the NUDEAL! Not until James A. Farley, ably assisted by F. D. R., became chief ushers at the Bar- leycorn-Nudeal wedding did people allow themselves to be fooled into accepting Beer Barleycorn as a respectable member of the family. Beer is not now--and never has been--respectable. Beer is a deceiver. Will a wise father bring nome a rattlesnake? Beer is more dangerous than the rattlesnake. K. CLARENCE RUIGH I" .^ ^ « » » V*-- ^ "*v^ ARE. MoT NATURAL^ BLOOD-SUCKERS A-?AL1-.BUT UCK PJ_ANY JUICES AS -THEIR. , NA*ruRAL. --fftey LIVE, m COUNTLESS NUMBERS IN SWAMPS WHERE WARM-BLOCDAK1MAIS NEVER . 10 ENGLISH SUR.VEyoR.5 LloNS ARE. MEH-tloNEP 152. -TIMES OBSERVING LEFT FEET f SIX-TEEM MEK MOR.r4lK; SHALL BEA. L A W F U L ROD* Cop, 1519. JC«, turn, Sjiiunt REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files THIRTY YEARS AGO-Plans are practically made for two new houses to be built by J. F. Kuppinger and one by F. H. Gage. These buildings will be on the north side of the city and modern in every way. The third of the old buildings on State, which formed the Yellow Spot cluster, was removed last night at midnight and will be at its new location on East State street before tomorrow. The Woman's Union o£ the Congregational church will meet with Mrs. Eberhart and Mrs. Grippen at the home of Mrs. Eberhart Friday afternoon at 2:30. The plans for the proposed City National bank are in the hands of the bank officials hax r ing been recently received from the designer of the building. The exterior drawing shows a most unique and novel plan one which for utility and yet rich and solid appearance is not equalled in North Iowa and some say in any part of the state. TWENTY YEARS AGO-Almost instantaneous death was the result when Walter Page, assistant engineer on a sand crane owned by the Ideal Sand and Gravel company, was caught this morning at 9:10 o'clock between the floor of the crane and the revolving locomotive train. W. R. Hamilton of the local business college was called to his home in Chapin this afternoon on account of the serious illness of his mother. W. F. Cody division freight and passenger agent and G. J. Igou local freight agent for the Milwaukee railroad were at Des Moines yesterday where they attended a meeting of the freight agents of the state. Sailing dates for cars to all parts of the state were arranged. The plans for the new freight schedules were considered at the meeting. TEN YEARS AGO-A fire partly destroyed the School of Beauty Culture at 19% South Federal avenue about 3 o'clock Wednesday morning. The loss has not been estimated. Betty Jane Hillstrom, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Hillstrom, 226 Fourteenth street southeast, was struck by a Thompson-Dean grocery truck Tuesday evening. The girl suffered a bruise on the head and another on her back. The accident took place in the street in front of the Hilstrom home. Mrs. F. B. Shaffer, 167 Crescent drive, accompanied by her son, Paxson, and daughter, KayrI, Is visiting her parents in Algona. ABOUT BOOKS By John_SeIby "PENTHOUSE OF THE GODS," by Theos Bernard; (Scribners: $3.50.) J"pHE word "extraordinary" when applied to a -*- book has lost most of its significance. But it seems the only one to describe Theos Bernard's "Penthouse of the Gods" just the same. Mr. Bernard publishes this book today, out of a great faith, and perhaps in the hope that some who read it may benefit by his retelling an experience which may not be quite unique, but certainly has not been exactly duplicated by anyone with Bernard's command o£ English. Bernard was an Arizona boy. His people wanted him to prepare for an active life in the American mould, so he became a lawyer. But he was soon made aware of the fact that the law was not fcr him. His parents were both initiate in Oriental philosophy; the son's leanings were also that way. So, to fit himself for further study, he decided to take a doctorate at Columbia university. Then, as a mist envelops a hill, came the revelation that he must bathe himself in the philosophy and religion of the east. In any case, Bernard traveled India from end to end. He not only grounded himself in the Buddhist system through book study; he talked with everyone he could reach. Finally, he started into Tibet with the triple objective of translating some Tibetan works, completing his thesis on Oriental philosophies and such like for Columbia and exploring the mysteries of the great Tibetan monasteries in both a physical and a religious sense. He was a sincere seeker, and a well grounded one. Almost everywhere he found himself not only welcomed, but willingly instructed. Too, he must have been a good pupil. Finally he reached Lhasa, the capital of the old Buddhist kingdom, and the Potala, which is the astoundingly rich, incredibly filthy, marvelously complicated Tibetan holy-of- holies. He entered this sacred place a novitiate, and came out a full-fledged Buddhist monk. The Lama told Bernard that he was the reincarnation of a great Buddhist saint, which accounted for the ease with which the young man complied with the Buddhist demands. And having completed his initiation, the Lama sent Bernard back to the western world. - r GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendenin'g, M. D. HEART TROUBLE DISCUSSED TN CHILDREN the -lack of vitamins which come ·*· in fresh fruits, oils and cereals and green vegetables is far more striking than the lack of such vital factors in adults. An interesting feature of it is the occurrence of heart trouble secondary to vitamin deficiency. Heart failure was a regular part'of the disease caused by deficiency of vitamin B, beri-beri It was characterized by general feebleness of the circulation, palpitation on the slightest exertion, enlargement of the liver and dropsy. Lately children's specialists have raised the question as to whether-certain cases of enlargement of the heart may not be due to the same vitamin B 1 deficiency. Some children showed enlargement of the heart, with sluggishness, slow response to stimulation and a history of deficient diet. All of these symptoms improved after I adding vitamin B, in the -form of 1 cereals or yeast, to the diet. The cause of scurvy is lack of _ , ,, . , . vitamin C, which is found in Dr. Clendemns fresh fruit j^tce, especially lemons, tomatoes and oranges. In a large number of children in' Vienna who had scurvy, as a result of the restricted rations after the World war, there was enlargement of the heart and sometimes a fatal termination from heart failure. Heart failure can be produced experimentally in animals who have been fed a deficient diet and have had scurvy produced. Swat This Invader! iB9s am in. receipt of the fol- ^gfip, lowing communication on ^ B ^ an extremely .timely subject from M. _D. W. of Greene, who identifies herself further as'"Victim:" "Fuehrer F!u sends his armies to invade new territory, discards all army rules and by heinous persecution attempts to gain additional territory. The. attacks are so timed that each seizure is made without notice or declaration of war. "The victims are seized and deprived of all breath except enough' to keep life within the body, then a poison is injected into the blood vessels driving the body heat to a burning inferno drying all moisture, sending burning; searing pains through the body for sometimes days, sometimes a week or more until his system becomes so wasted that he has no more strength to fight. If he survives the attack he will never recover his full strength. Of course, hordes' of Fuehrer Flu's army of germs iie on the battlefield, but he has generation upon generation o£ others to replace those thus sacrificed, so why should he worry? "Why cannot all humanity combine to fight such a merciless torturing of its members, and why can we not make laws, as stringent regulating isolation in flu cases as in other noxious, contagious diseases? As soon as its presence is known in a community, is it not possible to close public and social gatherings . until the danger is past? "Fuehrer Flu is no respecter of persons and it ravishes men, women and children alike. It seems to us that 'safety' laws should demand that we use preventive rather than-curative measures, here as well as in automobiles and other preventable calamities." --o-Expensive Economy fP^fu^ think it is a bit too b'ad ijSigpithat the weather bureau *-* ^ isn't permitted, through adequate financing, to publish much of the data received from its co-operative s t a t i o n s scattered throughout Iowa. This interesting and important information lies buried in the bureau's files. It could be most helpful to the farming interests of Iowa if it were made available. There have been so many demands in recent years upon government funds for benefits and services of doubtful propriety that really worthwhile services such as the one in question have had to suffer curtailment or elimination. It's about time for government to get back into its proper field and really do the job. Here would be a good place to start. symptoms which point to heart failure. _ A typical case, reported by a physician in the neighborhood, was that of a mountaineer's child in Kentucky, aged 7 years, who presented an extremely emaciated appearance, with dry, thickened, pale skin and a sunken, aged face; his pulse was very weak and very rapid, the heart enlarged, and murmurs could be heard. He had obviously been eating a ration which was deficient in many vitamins,- particularly vitamin D. His recovery on a well-balanced diet and rest was striking. He gained nine pounds in weight during the two months he was in hospital residence, his skin became normal in color and texture, and his face round and youthful. His symptoms entirely disappeared after a few weeks of appropriate treatment and his heart returned to normal size. Although the effect o£ malnutrition upon iiie heart in children is rare, such cases do occur and physicians should be on the alert to spot them. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS C. P.: "I am 01 years old and am having my first trial with rheumatism. My knee gets so stiff that I can scarcely walk, and then it goes down in the calf." Answer--The kind of rheumatism that attacks people at 61 is probably chronic arthritis with increased bone formation. In my opinion the best treatment for it is rest, time, heat and aspirin. The disease usually runs its course in about nine months to a year and leaves little or no trace. EDITOR'S NOTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr. Llendemng can now be obtained by sending 10 cents in coin, for each, and a self-addressed envelope stamped with a three-cent stamp, to Dr Logan Clendening, in care of this paper. The pamphlets are: "Three Weeks' Reducing Diet" Indigestion and Constipation," "Reducing arid" Gaming." "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Ireatment of Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene" and "The Care of the Hair and Skin." MEADOW MELODIES By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center AN ANNUAL AWAKENING The first green leaf came peeping out And cast a sly look round about; Then gayly sang unto the others, "Awake my sleeping, dormant brothers, Unwrap your cloaks of drab and brown, Untold your green, let's paint the town! Let's show the world a bit of cheer, The rains have come and here!" Blazing a Trail i jBBI^ learn with gratification E£g£g that Indiana has taken an *2^ Important leadership in providing authority by law for a · recognition in court of the scientific tests for intoxication in cases involving drunken or reckless driving. The new law, already passed and signed by the governor, becomes effective June 1. In recognizing that tests of breath and body fluids are an indication of whether a driver was under the influence of liquor at the time the act of which he is charged, the Indiana law says: "If it is alleged . ; . that the defendant was under the influence of intoxicating liquor ... the court may admit evidence of the amount of alcohol in the defendant's blood ... as shown by a chemical analysis . . ." In its definition of evidence, the law says that an analysis showing .05 per cent or less by weight of alcohol in the defendant's blood at the time of the act is prima facie evidence that the defendant was NOT under the influence of intoxicating liquor. If the analysis shows from .05 to .15 per cent by weight of alcohol in the blood, it is relevant evidence but not to be given prima facie effect in indicating whether or not the defendant was under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Evidence that there was at the time .15 per cent or more by weight of alcohol in his blood is prima facie evidence that the defendant was under the influence of intoxicating liquor at the time of the act . . ., the law concludes. By shifting the burden of proof in favor of the driver with little alcohol in his blood and against the driver with much alcohol in his blood, the law may be as effective in liberating the innocent as in convicting the guilty. TherjaVS To ALL WHO HAD ANY PART IN PLANNING AND RUNNING OFF THE TEACHERS' CONVENTION HERE LAST WEEK. Not a few of the 1,700 men and women in attendance took occasion to remark that from just about every standpoint it was the best of a long series of conventions held-by the North Central organization. Mason City has again proved itself to be a fine convention city. And with the advent of the large auditorium in Roosevelt school before this time next year,.this prestige is going to be augmented.: ANSWERS to QUESTIONS" By Frederic J. Haskin For an answer to n n y nation of fad irrilo the "Mason Cllr Glnbe-dazEll. In TMw'i"«s i ,'.';su FI '. s iu lcre ^ MkJi1 - D "" 1 "- »·"'"·""»'' »· C.?'P»..!?« Is it necessary for a man to have perfect teeth in order to enlist in the navy? J. Z. In order to be eligible for enlistment in the navy an applicant must have at least 20 vital serviceable teeth and of these not less than 4 opposed incisors, of which 2 are directly opposed on each side of the median line, and 4 opposed molars, of which 2 are directly opposed on each side of the dental arch. Teeth properly filled or which have been properly restored by crowns may be considered serviceable when the history and appearance clearly warrant such consideration. What do the letters I. E. S. mean on a lamp? P. S. The initials stand for Illuminating Engineers society. When a tag bearing these initials is attached to a lamp it means that such a lamp has been approved by the society. Who established the 47 Workshop at Harvard? L. G. The laie George Pierce Baker established and conducted the 47 Workshop until 1924 in connection with his course in drama known as English 47. Do many people visit Abraham Lincoln's birthplace near Hodgen- ·yitle, K}-.? L. D. During the 1938 travel year Oct. 1, 1937-Sept. 30, 1938), 121,144 tourists visited this shrine. How many cars from tlic U. S. enter Canada? T. S. Last year the total was 4.346,645. How is the name of the new Papal Secretary of Sfale pronounced? K. J. The name of Luigi Cardinal Maglione is pronounced without the sound of g. A phonetic approximation is Mal-yon-e, with the accent on the .yon. Does Iceland have volcanoes? R. L. Iceland is one of the most volcanic regions of the earth. Altogether 107 volcanoes are known to exist there, with thousands of craters. Who was the author whose husband assumed her name? M. T. Olive Schreiner, author of "The Story of an African Farm" married S. C. Cromvright, who afterwards took the name of S. C. Cron wri .ah t- S_ch rei n er. Do radio listeners in Canada have to pay a license fee? T. S. There is an annual government license of S2.50 on radios in Canada. \\Tiat is the most valuable animal on the farm? A. G The mule. Its national .average is §118 compared with S84 for the horse., S56 for the cow, and $11 for the hog. Give some information abont the Stephen Foster carillon. K. H. The 75 bell carillon now being built will be known as the Stephen Foster Memorial Chimes and will be placed in the center of the Stephen Foster Memorial Park now under construction on the banks of the Suwannee river in Florida. The chimes will be a part of the Florida exhibit at the New York World's fair and will later be transported to the park. What was the seven weeks' war? This name is applied to the war of 18G6, fought between Prussia on one side, and Austria, Bavaria, Saxony, Hanover, and certain minor German .states on the other. Why do they say that a cat has nine.lives? E. R. The idea is traceable to the ancient superstition that evil spirits were able to assume the form of black animals, particularly black cats, and that a witch could take on the body of a cat nine times. Among the ancient Egyptians, the cat-headed goddess Pasht, the mother cat of the witches, was said to have nine lives. How large Is Lake Pontchartraln in Louisiana and why U H so called? P. H. Lake Pontchartrain was named for a French count who was an early explorer o£ the Mississippi Valley. The lake is 40 miles long and 25 miles wide. What is the salary of the court crier of the U. S. supreme court? G. J. ; It is $2,030 a year. TAKE THE DRUDGERY OUT OF SPRING CLEANING Get yourself a copy of "Household Helps," the little booklet which is full of labor and time saving suggestions for the homemaker. Spring cleaning need not mean a nightmare for the entire family if .the practical aids offered in this little encyclopedia of useful information are followed. Avail yourself of the short cuts and simpler methods which do away with much of the drudgery of "housecleaning." Order your copy of this booklet today. In- close 10 cents to cover cost and handling. --USE-THIS COUPON-The Globe-Gazette, Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefuly wrapped in paper) for a copy or the booklet "Household Helps.' 1 Name Street or Rural Route City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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