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i^^^^£^lcd£^Sss^^^^Msia £S^U«itiu5*i^iiS^.a__ ..ftfe., ia^qaii^ I C S J MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER ' : Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East Slate Street Telephone No.. 3800 LEE P. LOOM1S - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as sccond-clasj matter April 17, 1030. at the post- acB.at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of.Marcii 3. 1879. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 17 · 1937 tfF^Tf '·ajf BELOW n J h ° Se K V U? attended the recent $50 ^a plate banquets probably could not be listed as among the 0 e d 0 i .M . ' -ASSOCIATED PRESS which i s exclusively en- mied to the use (or publication ol all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper, and' aU local news. Full leased wire servlci by Untied Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DCS Homes news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. · SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason Cily and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear Lake by the year S7.00 by the week ...: S .15 OUISIDE MASON CITX AND CLEArt LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier S7.00 By mall G months . Per week by carrier ....S .15 .By mail 3 months . Per year by mart S5.00 By mail 1 .month .. OUTSIDE tOO MILE ZONE IN _ ' IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year ..55.00 Six months .. S3.25 Three months ..11.75 IN AH. STATES OTHER THAN ': IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr...S8.00 6 months.'.51.50 3 months..S2.50 I month. .Sl.Oo . .S2.75 ..$1.50 ..$ .50 A young Missourian is hailed by his home folks as a comer in the movies. He's been Tin Hollywood 9 ° filed for a d - DAILY SCRAP BOOK America's governmental guarantees should be wlio fnm H P1 '° teCt the - people even a ^t a despot wlio someday way win the presidency. The suspicion -grows in .the minds of a good No opportunity for young inventors, you sav' X a a d e t to e bitsVshellin All Honors to St. Patrick rpHIS is St. Patrick's day, commemorating the life of Ireland's most beloved patron saint. The day is observed by the Irish races in all parts, of the world. : ' ' Saint Patrick seems to have been a man of very strong will power and very considerable executive ability. He lived 1500 years ago and must have been much of a diplomat to achieve the success he did in the midst of warring factions at a period when the power of Druidism was very strong in Ii eland. There can be no doubt that he was a. great oiganizer, and that his enthusiasm and his faith in his work inspired .him to treat with kings and princess, as if they had been put there for his purposes of the spread of the Christian faith. He was a man of tireless action and enthusiasm in his work.' ' As a bishop he exerted-a powerful influence in the life of Ireland. We are told that he founded 360 churches, established many schools and monasteries, baptized with his own hand 12,000 persons, and ordained thousands of priests. He dealt a death blow to the religion of the Druids, which Was shortly to disappear before the onward march of the ideas set into motion by him. He influenced strongly the Irish mind, 1 and Celtic imagination has surrounded him with picturesque legends. Saint Patrick banished the snakes and toads from Ireland; he performed the most astounding miracles in his contests with the Eruidical priests- he confounded his enemies by bringing down dark- less upon them. Many equally wonderful things tradition credits him with doing. His name is connected with scores' of localities throughout Ireland, and generally there is some local .story connected therewith. Perhaps no saint in the calendar is so celebrated as Saint Patrick, or the subject of so many interesting stories. There have been perhaps 200 popes since Saint Patrick died, but his fame has outlived, so far as the people are concerned, that of all of them. He was so honored while living that a historian says: "We can trace the footsteps of Saint Patrick almost from the cradle to the grave, by the names of places called after rum " t-A man was indeed great whose life has caused him to remain popular for 15 centuries. And'tradi- a nut cake? ,- At ,,l h ® edge ot Maryville, Mo., is this admonition: "Drive careful^DeatVis .SO permanent?" ·^hJfif 5 ' 613 t w ^ t!l j g for , a 3°h in the Dakota shel- belt must, first of all, be men of patience. h f w K - u th£ ordinar y chief trouble has been. what PROS and CONS DON'T READ THIS IF YOU DISLIKE SERMONS · · · Hapids Gazette: Alcan tell you what is most everybody.you meet _,,.. ,,,,,, w u a l wrong with the country. Most of them can also teh you what should be done about it. There seems to be general agreement that the 'cure must be handed down from above--that salvation must come by means of some new law ,or-leader or sys- r*m - T h a r -unll ,,mfl- +1 L _ _ . . _ ·* hefp torn us"* ffllracle With ° Ut There is tTthing the matter with' this country except the people in it-- not a few bad people or rich people or stupid people, but the people as a whole -L'hey suffer now and will continue to suffer because they have developed ah idea that is fatal.' It is a four-part idea which boils down to this- 1. We are in a'bad fix. - 2. It is .the fault of somebody else. 3. The government should save us *· j e ex P ense ' .°l somebody else. · by Scott BUR.y -frfHiR. DEAD, BliT EXPOSE -THEM. ON. AM 1R.OH -^0 BE. PE.VQHp.Hp E,y VUWUR.E? -Fly CA.K PULL. -TIMES OWt-l. OBSERVING £ p rmJWWffltffclB^fflff'ftWt^^ They May Compromise bn the Same Old Name -- --^ feel sure, in view of th ng|^S attention recently given u OS**" the subject in this depart ment, that this further informa tion on the subject of finding i substitute name for "hors .d'oeuv res" will be read with interest This was, as was pointed out here a principal problem before the recent convention of midwest hole proprietors. A special committee was named by the convention to explore the possibilities and a day or two ago just by way of proving that it is making progress, it came up with this list of substitute, words which have been laid before it thus far i · j any time **** p ^ ople ' anywhere, at so " ned destroyed the Pil- enTM * T e e grim fathers. It would have defeated the pioneers ° W0uld have made hard and h n n , - - e m « a r and hopeless in the days of our greatest prosperity Why is it fatal? Because people who feel that way quit trying to do anything for themselves -How long would our troubles last if every adult ° UW begin doin S. to the- utmost of VEP.icA,l- LlFr SPAM L v/ORU IS IK A'SECTION OF THE fR.IBOR.OUGH BRIDGE-- NEW YOR.K ClTV ·COPYRICHT, ) "3-17 7. C£NTRAt PRESS ASSOC(AT(ON DIET and HEALTH By I.OGAN CI.ENDENING, M. D. d tjon has it that at his death so great was the glory that there was no night for 12 days. Iowa Farm Wife-1937 Model rvcd, with di»- Farmer's Wife-- 1937." a headi i]g would give pause .to any Iowa of f of letters. . ' ?f h |JF anned the titles of a numbe . o the Editor of the New York Times." It was not far from the bottom o£ a column, and SSS f -K ^ :t S-Si e next - so toat the signature be- -K - ure e- Sraphs hidden as we read, its opening para- Pnri"^ 0 ^ S tl' d '" We th ^ ught ' as we read it to the end-- and there was the name Otis Moore, Ti'pton whn a ',vt2 K We / ea 1 J zed that th e worthy churchman who, with his farmly, has done so "good a work in Iowa for many, years past, had painted a picture of the Iowa farmer's wife which ought to be set h l th ? tfdr * things that morl famous authors have written, that the world may know us and our people better. Here is xvhat the Rev. Mr Moore sees m the Iowa home and garden, of today': in summer characteristic picture of the countryside ler is the farmer's wife in the garden. No thatheknows;heTho S uld e do h 7 0n0raWe ' T^ ^ would begin doing his independent best, quit trying to get something ihini; t~;. :"5i ex P en se of somebody else, quit thinking of "nghfs" that don't exist, quit feeling sorry for himself, and grimly fight for survival as our grandsires did,, most of our problems would solve themselves. It has to be done in me end Postponement only makes the job harder. CONFLICT OF EIGHTS Algona Advance: Sit-down strikes'have not met with popular approval After all, property rights are as much human rights as any otherf and the prop! erty, unlawfully seized by the sit-downers belongs in most cases not to a little coterie of nr-h 7n,m hfit , ---.--.-- -a little coterie of rich men but to scores of hundreds of thousands of little stock- 'HIS MONEY'S ON THE.CARDS Whittemore Champion: We wish to make the Iirst admission of the spring baseball bug. Without reservation, (with or without the great Diz) we pick, the gas house gang from St. Louis to win the National league pennant and finally the world se- -· · * T FRANKENSTEIN ON OUR HANDS Nprthwood Anchor: .Does anyone think that it is going to be easy to cut down on relief? Well' it is not, even if President Roosevelt wishes to' do f°-,vReh'ef begins to look much like,a Frankenstein to. the administration. ' . a strike a _ A WELL CHOSEN WORD Emmons Leader: Whoever named « illlKC ·, strike assuredly had aptitude of expression Th= striker; gets struck, the strikee gets struck,, and oh, the poor public! . ·; WHY A SALES TAX Swea City Herald: One is surprised to. hear earnest lowans say "if the sales tax is abandoned another tax must be found to replace it." Why e a r e n . o aumo, servile woman she, but the loyal helner of an intelligent and high-minded husband '",' Sh ? may - be thinking now of the parent-' b e t h R u Iead lonisht ' 01 be that Bach and Beethoven are echoing in her ^ * "I, ^ music fes "'val that she heard last ri^ 3 ^ Perh ? a P s 'fmay.be only plans for humdrum daily interests that 'make her thoughtful, flmJ^ m e 7 h K h K S K h e has made beautiful 'with flowers and shrubbery without and books and Pictures within. She thinks of her -children Peter working out for a neighbor, Mary and Tom in high school, Bobbie and little Carrie in ^the while rural school that she can see across the fillds. r-hli^n dre , ams ° f happiness and service for her children achieved perhaps like her close to the good earth She does have much to do with her the gai- d en and the family, the Ladies' and ^.Sunday school. But life fs . ,, ,, -- -- TM replace it." Why should the sales tax be_replaced with-another? DON'T LIFT THAT .LIQUOR AD BAN! .Hoekford Register: Iowa has gained a 'wide reputation as having one of the best liquor systems in the union. The ban placed on hard liquor advertising is one reason.why this is so. OUR DISTINCTION Danbury Review: The supreme court 'as is s the only reason why our country is not like European governments. CHILD WHO DOES NOT SLEEP WELL A S WITH all the ilis of childhood which we are '" considering this week, it is fundamentally true that a healthy child performs the natural functions without the slightest effort. At the same time, an organically healthy child may become nervous, or fall into bad habits and develop some derangement Which does not belong to a perfectly healthy child. The parents, remembering the idea], become unduly alarmed. Sleep is certainly a function which belongs in full measure to the healthy child. At the beginning of life, the 'baby sleeps nine- tenths of the time. The commonest cause of .wakefulness in an infant, like the commonest cause of ex- cessive.crying,, is hunger. As time goes on the baby begins to acquire eyesightahd can place! sounds, becomes aware of the sensations of hunger and their meaning, and the pleasurable sensations which come from contact of its skin with . soft . . . . . * clothing a n d warm water--its i n - terest in the world keeps its awake more and more. As the,summer days lengthen out, the child will naturally.be more and more wakeful in the evening. Don't put it to bed too early unless it is sleepy. It is acquiring an interest in the world Other disorders of sleep wrjich worry parents include teeth-grinding. In the old days the grandmothers used to consider teethgrinding a sign of worms. It is only a sign oE nervous and restless sleep. The best treatment is to improve the general physical condition of the child, and see that it does not go to bed within two and a half hours after it has eaten supper. B.ed-wettihg is another cause of mental anguish. It also is purely habit, not due to a diseased condition of the kidneys but only to a lack of normal control of the bladder. Treatment is not of much value until children are at the age of six or seven years, when they are able to understand what the physician and parents are trying to do.. Two mistakes in the treatment are, first, to punish the child, and second, to wake it up two or three times at night and take it to the bathroom. Sometimes physical conditions, such as diseased tonsils or worms are responsible, and the condition clears up when these are removed, but in genera], patient training and education will be all that is necessary in the way of treatment. QUESTIONS FROM READERS W. P.: "What will alleviate or cure, or prevent L i r - s \ H - n n . l - -» r f ! : ,, ? ^n -r i , . . - ' " · » · * * · » - » . * - * " · EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY-SUB. Globe- Files EDITOR'S MAIL BAG I' Y 5 S - I!fe is eood in Iowa today. Nearly all the avaija " e for the farm ,( i ty ll ? s ' thls , by a paved road and a " that the gara 8 e is one or more auto- likely to include a 1937 model. , a m o e . The time is past when the Iowa farmer made his thcn out to Calito »· n to enjoy the better things of life. He and his tnem at home east about thank P«ple I* the It Comes Down to This? gHALL we surrender the guarantees of democ- "· racy in order to give the federal government greater social control. of business and industry? Or shall, we, without haste and with consideration, seek to amend the constitution to provide a stable basis for change that is needed, so written into the constitution that no court can ignore or outlaw -it? ' .. Mr. Roosevelt says only that an amendment is hard to draft, and takes time to pass. But his shortcut goes over such dangerous ground that, instinctively, most of the country so rarvheard from prefers to take the long way around H would seem. ' The matter seems important enough to us to warrant a sufficiency of time and consideration before important action is taken. i "THE RULE BY DEAD MEN" i *° WA FALLS--The president's plan to reorganize the courts is quite a hot'issue. People everywhere are discussing it. , u -i^ Democracy· is ji society so organized that the will of the people becomes law by way of elected representatives. We do not have a democracy because five men, appointed by presidents long'dead can say, in effect, to. 130,000,000 people "Your will and desires; your needs and your wants are unconstitutional and if you don't like it you can lump The 'Globe-Gazette's Washington information bureau informs us that the court was never granted the veto power it now exercises by the makers of the constitution.' The proposal to give the court this power was defeated four times' An amendment depriving the courts of their assumed power is the permanent solution. Unfortunately amendments take a Jong time. The child .·i? l \. amendment nas bccn.soing for 13 years and still has nine states to go^-thanks to the newspapers. Therefore an emergency measure must be adopted. . - ' · ·« .£ hore are 'hose who fear for our civil liberties i£ the courts are shorn of their present power. We do not. If we cannot trust our civil liberties to our elected representatives then democracy is a flop, irour civil liberties must depend upon the generosity of ex-corporation lawyers, then we may as 1 well abandon democracy. We hope the president will not appoint a single lawyer to the bench. We already have too many lawyers m important public positions whose chief qualification is their ability to .fleece the people- by due process of law. The constitution is a simply written document and can be interpreted by any intelligent person. The important thing is to in- lefpret it so as to promote the. general welfare of all--something that economists and other social scientists are best qualified to do. Sincerely, GEORGE KRAMER. o ····-- fri w · ^ L t b H i i v u into a ui e ui lilt) the muscular part of.the arms or back?" Answer: The question of the treatment of poison oak is indeed a problem. I really know of no treatment that is of much benefit except learning every variety of the plant--and this includes such other poison producing plants as primroses-r-and scrupulously avoiding them. After contact is made the poison lies on the surface of the skin for some time, .and can sometimes be removed with ether soap or strong Icitchen soap. The ether soap dissolves the oil, which is the nature of the poisonous ingredient. I do' not believe that vaccine or internal treatment has proved to be of any value. Thirty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Currie left today for a week's visit in Minneapolis. Bert Mansfield is one of the happiest young sports'm the city as he is just in receipt of a full troop of trained pigeons sent him by a relative in Pennsylvania. Dr. L. L. Jeffers of Hampton is visiting friends in the 'city for a few days. A new industry arrived in the city today in the person of H. O. Hanson of Whittemore who -plans to start a plant for the manufacture of egg cartons E. L. Balz is transacting business in Chicago for a few days. Mrs. A. F- Brown returned today to Hampton following a visit with Mends in the city. Twenty'Years Ago-} , n PETROGRAD--The autocracy' which'has'held Kussfa in Its srip since «he beginning of history fell today. The house, of Romanoff, which -has ruled Hie Russian empire 40ft years, came to an end with the abdication of Nicholas II, perhaps the weakest representative of his line. Grand Duke Michael has accepted the throne, conditioned on the consent of the Russian people, unofficial reports say. William Mulligan of Aredale was a business caller in the city yetserday. . Mrs. John Robertson of Kiester, Minn., is visiting m the city for a few days. , E. W. Fischbeck left today for a visit with relatives at .Ottumwa. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Finch have returned from a few days visit with relatives at Worth wood Frank Paul left today for a business trip to Des Momes. Andrew Stiley o£ Carpenter is a business visitor m the city today. Ten Years Ago-Officers elected by the Northern Iowa Shrine club yesterday were J. C. Hanes, president' L S Somes, vice president; J. H. Tait, secretary, and w! A. Westfall M treasurer. . NEW YORK--Mushy Callahan, Los Angeles junior welterweight champion, knocked out Andy DIvodi of New York in eight rounds last night DES MOINES--A move to consider the rejection of G. Norman Clark for the board of contro was started by the senate today. E. E. Ocken returned from Omaha, Nebr yesterday and then went to Lake Mills-on a business trip. in its quest for the one magic 'ord: ,"App-Whett, Ameriketts, Als- eps, An-Che-Ca, Ancheeviars B-4s, Brelishers, Bo-Zests, Cavan- chochees, Cheerbits, Clutterups Delicionaires, Dinazests, Exdiores Goosleums, Hor-Der-Ettes, Kutie- bits, Lipsmackers, Piccancheechas Pepper-Uppers, Primers, Sideats, Teasers, Whippetits, and Zippy- bits." In addition to the communications containing these nominations, there was one which read: "Why not just go on calling it 'hdrs d'oeuvres?'" And it is understood that this suggestion is getting serious consideration. AVe Can't Live Unto Ourselves This Day this fable related by i Robert Quillen to put his daughter in her place when she confided to him, by letter, that she would like to "live an independent life," paddling her own canoe "leaving all without help others to do and the same." It has to dp with a certain man who was selfish, possessed a profitable business and a fine home and felt independent of all mankind. Now to quote: "One day the city's idealists decided to make an improvement that would benefit everybody and sent out solicitors to gather funds. One oE these called on the selfish man, who said to him: " 'Not a cent, my friend. I don't ask others to give me anything, and I give nothing to them. I am looking out for number one. If I had a million dollars and an eight foot wall around my place to shut out the world, it wouldn't make any difference to me what the rest of the world did.' "Now the solicitor happened to be a magician and he said .to the man: " 'Very well, you shall have what you desire. Here is your million dollars pile don^ the floor, and the wall is built. Enjoy yourself. But since you give .nothing to others, you shall live in a world that receives no benefit from the public spirit and good works of others.' "And with that he vanished. "Next morning when the sellish man stepped outside his front gates, the streets were mudholes and the sidewalks were littered with trash and overgrown with \veeds. Dead trees had fallen across the walk. Every house he saw was unpainted and shabby and rags were stuffed in the broken windows. Most of the store buildings were empty and the show windows contained nothing but dirt and broken' glass. Grime and litter and filth covered the city. ''The people on the street were ragged paupers, unclean, emaciated, broken by disease. The white faced children coughed incessantly, and all were covered with Vermin. None had any schooling except in suffering and vice. "A civilization was rotting, and the stench of it filled the air so that the selfish man leaned against a wall and was sick. "It isn't a nice fable. And it wouldn't be a nice world, even for the rich, if nobody cared about anything outside his own home." "Please Kill No More!" Is Plea of This Boy Jgjv am indebted to Melville W. $j Hughes, formerly o£ Clear ^^ Lake but now of Chicago, 'or this little news' item out of a recent issue of the Tribune, which constitutes my thought for :his day on the subject of safety: "No words came when the boy of 9 tried to speak. But no tears came either. He handed Capt. Herbert Burns of the Irving Park po- ice this scrawled note, and asked f the. captain could get it into the newspapers: " 'Warning. You hit and run driver that killed my brother, Jobbie Westlund, you are suffer- ng now, but you are not suffering lalf as much as my dad and mom. Their hearts are broken. Please, driver, be a little more careful and don't kill any other child. Richard Vestlund.' "Richard's brother, who was 10 years old, was lulled before Richard's eyes by a hit and run driver Sunday night in the 6600 block of rving Park boulevard." This case brings to mind North owa's mo'st recent death by a hit nd run driver, that of my good riend, Harold Smith of Nora prings, formerly of Nashua. This owardly act will come back to aunt its doer all the days of his re. And it will be good enough or him. , .,-,^' ; .~,, ,., ,. s;s ^,.,;, .,,,,_ . i Answers to Questions FREDERIC J. TIASKly What is the toys' festival !n Japan which compares with th girls' doll festival? D. H. The boys have a festival oE flag -- Tarigo-no-Sekku -- with doll dressed as warriors and with mar tial streamers and flags. The fes tival of dolts is called Hina Mat suri. . £ he , R ? v - w - T - Walker is visiting his daughfei at Mankato, Minn., today. Former Governor W. L. Harding was in the citv yesterday, visiting Mayor T. A. Potter. Results of the boxing show at the armory last night included the following verdicts: Buzz Griffiths of Sioux City won by a technical knockout m four rounds from Jack Heinemann of Milwaukee; Dave Ostrov of Chicago won a decision over Norman Genet, Akron, Ohio, and Slim Craych won from Frank Spargo in four rounds. Poets Everywhere By LOU MALLOBX LUKE. H.mpton Dedicated to Brlnrlnr (ho Joy and Inspiration o( G o o d Ver.« Inlo the Lives of Rink and File lowing TOMORROW By CLAIIK KIN.VAIRD Births-- Robert Donat, b. 1905 in Man- Chester, Eng. (of a Polish father, English mo- . ther), photoplay actor orchestra leader . British statesman George Olsen b 1893 * . Neville Chamberlain, b. 1869* . . . Jack Fryc, b. 1903 in Sweetwater, Okia., executive vice president of Transcon- einental Western Air,- Inc. At 22, he founded the airhne .which grew into this nation-wide system Mepnan Grover Cleveland, b. 1837 in Caldwell N' J., a Presbyterian minister's son. His first job" . job was teacher in a school for the blind, in Buffalo N. Y., where his political career began in the post of assistant. district attorney. He was 47 when he became president, and he was the first one in many years who was not a war veteran because he had bought his way out of the draft! March 18, 1932--A 7 year old Mohammedan girl weighing 48 pounds, gave birth to a 4 pound 3 ounce female child in Delhi, India. Both survived Tennessee papers please copy. · March 18, 1818--First general pension measure passed by congress, to provide a $20 a month for onicers and $8 a month for privates who had served in the revolution. March 18, 1925--A tornado that 'swept throurh Missouri Kentucky, Tennessee and' southern Illinois, killed 823, did $15,000,000 damage TUTISS HARRIET MONROE, known as the "Patron * ¥i Saint of American Poetry," died Sept. 26 1936 at Arequipa,. Peru. She was 76 years old. Miss Monroe had made a journey to Buenos Aires as the guest of the Pen club, an organization devoted to poetry, and afterward had. gone to the west coast of Peru. She was founder and editor of the magazine Poetry, an endowed publication. She wrote the "Columbis Ode," sung by 5,000 voices at the inaugural of the world fair in 1893. Throughout her many active years of writing, the "Columbia Ode" remained her most important work. A FAREWELL Good-by--no, do not grieve that it is over, The perfect hour; That the winged joy, sweet lioney-loving rover, Flits from the flower. Grieve not--it is the law. Love will be flyinjr Oh, love and.all. Glad was the living--blessed be the dying! Let the loaves fall. --REPRINT. ,, --The earth mourn- and fadcth away, the world languished and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth rio languish.--Isaiah 24:4. How tall and how heavy is Robert Wadlow of Alton, II!.? S. G. He .is eight feet 6 inches tall weighs 436 pounds. How many make their permanent homes in .trailers? C. J. Freeman Marsh -in his book "Trailers," says that over 1,000,000 men, women and children now maintain permanent residence in over 300,000 trailers. What percentage of the clothes worn by men are custom-made? H. W. Approximately-30 per cent. What reward was given to Admiral Jellicoc for his command in the Battle of Jutland? E. L . Received the thanks · of parliament together with a grant of 50,000 pounds. In 1918 he was created Viscount Jellicoe o£ Scapa. How lonsr was Major Julia Slim- son in France during the World war? G. C. Spent 25 months in France. She directed the army nurse corps, U. S. A., and had 22,000 nurses under her at the end of the war. Give a biography of the man for whom McGill university in Canada is named. E. H. James McGill, merchant, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1744. About 1770 he went to Canada and engaged in the fur trade at Montreal, accumulating a substantial fortune. He became a member of parliament and served as brigadier general of militia in the War of 1812. Upon his death, n 1813, he left 10,000 pounds, together with certain lands,, for a college to be named for him. What is the diameter of the planet Pluto, and iUr distance from the sun? 1'. B. This planet, located in 1930, has a diameter o£ some ten thousand miles and is almost four billion miles Irom the sun. How many languages and systems of writing? W. F. Dr. Frank H. Vizetelly says here are 6,760 named tongues and systems of writing in the world. Has Hie department .of acrricu!- ure a. motion picture called 'Apple Time on the Yakima?" P. J. The film, "Apple Time on the Yakima Project" was produced by he bureau of reclamation, de- jarlment of the interior. Is there a convent in Shanghai vhlch trains Chinese orphan girls as domestic servants? J. H. It is possible to leave a girl baby at the gate o£ the Ziccawei consent in the suburbs of Shanghai, -eceive 20 cents . Mexican--equal o 7 cents in gold--and feel as- lurrcd that the child will be reared and trained as a domestic servant. What color is the Rock of Gibraltar? R. M. A pale gray limestone formation. What became of the valuable papers and letters owned by Robert Lincoln? E. G. / Turned over to the government more than 10,000 letters to and from Abraham Lincoln, also drafts of state papers, pamphlets and clippings to be kept sealed at the library of congress until 21 years after his death. Mr. Lincoln died July 26, 192G. What is the title of the ranking- student officer at the U. S. naval academy? W. B. Midshipman commander, and is in command of the regiment of midshipmen. Does Canada have large coal reserves? E, W. Estimated C a n a d a possesses one-sixth of the world's known coal reserves, 85 per cent of which are located in the province of Alberta. What man is expected to carry on niahatma Gandhi's work? E IJ Pandit Jawaharl.il Nehru, 47 is the new leader of the masses' in India. l a y eant "' as Approximately 226. FAVORITE POEMS This handy 48-page service 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, :he 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 reveakd by this unique poll' is presented on the first page-- -ongfellow's "A Psalm of Life." Includes also some of the finest )oems of England, from Kipling Henley, Tennyson and Burns ' Available only through oui- Washington information bureau Incite 10 cents io cover cost, postage and handling. Use coupon The Mason City Globe^Gazette .Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director Washington, D. C. J inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for the booklet "America's Favorite Poems." Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.) it ? rt ''- * s*f - r ·«»8a«agm^s 1 ^^^^j^TaCT,^y?w^y^»wt^'"'^^f i ""'"'-p''^"-»^r'''

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