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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 28 1936 I I'f MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A N A. W. I.KK N E M S r A I ' K I t Isa.lcd Every Week Day by the MASON C1TV GLOBE-GAZETTE COMl'AN* 1.1-123 East stato Street Telephone No. 330U K'EMJJjiU. ASSOCIATED PKESS wnigh u exclusively edtilled to the use ior publication of all newa dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in tills paper, and all local news. MJ3MBKR. IOWA .DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DM Molnes newa and business ornccs at 405 Shops Building. SUBSG'IUITION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear LaKe, by the jear S7 00 by the wecK J .15 OUTSIDE MASON UII AND CLKAK LAkK Per year by carrier .... 57.00 By mail ti months ja.2S Per week by carrier 5 .16 My mall 3 months J1.25 Per year by mall j.j.oO By mall 1 montfi s .so OUTSIDE 1011 HULK ZONE Per year 56-00 Six raontba J3.25 Three months.. .$1.75 TOWNSENDISM PAYS OUT! MISREPRESENTATION and exaggeration Have been a principal device employed in the promotion of Townsendism so far as those in the top brackets of the movement are concerned. Within recent weeks attention has been drawn in this space to the unjustifiable citation of Dr. Robert Doane as a proponent of the pension plan when as a matter of fact--repeatedly made known to Dr. Townsend and R. E. Clements--Doctor Doane is not now and never has been in favor of the plan or believed that it would work. The truth with respect to' this was presented in a letter by Doctor Doane to this newspaper a month before he went before a congressional committee with his complete repudiation of the National Townsend Weekly's claims concerning his views on the workability of the revolving pension plan. In recent days another misrepresentation in the Townsend promotional scheme has come to light. Much publicity has been given to a report that Dr. Townsend, in anticipation of the country's adoption of his plan, was operating at such income as would come to him by virtue of it, namely, ?200 a month. Mr. Clements, co-founder and former secretary of the national Townsend organization, disclosed that he had received $77,880 in salary, expenses and divi- ! j dends from October, 1934, to April I, 1936, when he resigned. This included $50,000 he received for his half share in the Townsend Weekly. Dr. Townsend, he testified, received like salary, dividends and profits. In other words, for the past IS months, Clements and Townsend each have received an average of $4,322 a month. Dr. Townsend and Clements have thus reaped an average of $1,090 a week from the 10 cent contributions from the aged, which is a pretty substantial return. This is vastly different from the $200 a month which has been publicized as Dr. Towns-end's income. Dr. Townsend was recently subpenaed in Washington and will appear May 5 for further questioning. Among his tasks then will be to explain his $1,090 a week income from the dimes and nickels of the nation's gullible old people. One of the factors in Clements' ?77,8SO income from the Townsend promotion in the past 18 months was an item of $7,500 in dividends from the Townsend weekly, which seems to be paying its way nicely. The Townsend plan may have been a sincere, though fantastic, promotion in its early days. Aggressively, promoted, it has yielded and is. still yielding fabulous sums. Since the Clements investigation at Washington, however, the flow of dimes to Townsend headquarters has diminished considerably. Si LOOK OUT yBELOW * DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott It can be predicted that Marshal Badoglio, Italy's contemporary military hero, will soon be joining Marshal Balbo in the shadows of official banishment. It's an unwritten rule that Italy may have only ONE great man. And Mussolini's IT. Getting three or four members of its immediate family on the department of agriculture payroll has undoubtedly helped one Iowa newspaper to understand the "farm viewpoint." The next official actiorfof the league of nations in Ethiopian war will probably be a tearful resolution of regret addressed to Addis Ababa. Defenseless people elsewhere must tremble as they consider what the league of nations has let II Ducc do in Ethiopia. Whatever gave our college students the idea that they haven't had a bonus from the day they started to school? The political orator wouldn't be complimented if he knew how nearly his radio talk comes to bein°- a soliloquy. Simile: Humorous as Big Bill Thompson's threat to start a reform movement in Illinois politics. The PROS and CONS A REMARKABLE RECORD Tom B. Purcell in Iowa Falls Citizen: One of the greatest records for organization of the farmers which has come to our attention is that of the farm bureau in Illinois. It is the dominant organization of the state and by its huge membership it is one of the most powerful forces in the state. When the farmers of Illinois want action along any line in their state they get it. Why? Simply because they have massed their forces in one big. powerful organization which can speak for them with authority, authority that is known and recognized by all the state. Illinois, with a farming population of 7,000 less than Iowa and with an agricultural wealth of $172,000,000 less than Iowa, has a farm bureau membership of more than 63,000--almost double Iowa's 35,000. And membership fees in Illinois are $15 pet- year plus $5 per year for the women's department With a membership such as that, is it any wonder that the farmers of Illinois are able to get things J ^e. Iowa is far ahead of Illinois in nearly every line of agricultural endeavor, except that of farm organization. With greater farm wealth, larger farm population, more fertile farm lands, it should be Iowa which leads in the organization of its farmers. That can come only when Iowa farmers recognize the full worth of having one big, powerful organization. The same thing is true nationally. There are more than 16 million farmers in this country, yet only slightly more than one-million of them belong to any 'arm organization. The accomplishments of the last few years by even that small group should be a visible lesson to other farmers of what can be accomplished through organization. Agriculture at the present time is in the nalional- y and world spotlight to an extent it never before las been. To maintain that position it must not maintain, but actually increase the size and effectiveness of its own organizations, both in the state and n the nation. done. HIGH-SPEED TANKS mHROUGH the Rock Island Arsenal gates a few days ago roared a new type of high-speed army , ,' tank. That would not in itself be significant were it not for the fact that this tank had rumbled out of Dallas, Texas. 32 hours before. It had negotiated the 1,076 miles of paving, detours, and cross-country stretches at an average speed of 33 miles an hour. The highest day's run was 346 miles for 10 hours. At Bowling Green, Mo., where the tank temporarily halted Sunday, the entire community swarmed around tie steel-girded monster and church services were suspended so the Missouri natives could see a fighting machine at close range. This tank, in command of Captain Paul M. Seleen of the - Arsenal headquarters staff, with Mechanic Earl Trimble driving, ran the entire route from Dallas to the Tri-Cities "under wraps." Its vibration and jolting were not uncomfortable, the officers reported. The present war department supply bill is expected to authorize 2 millions for the construction of these light, high-speed tanks at the Arsenal shops. The new tanks which the war department i s developing for the American army are mobile fortresses. They are still of the "track-laying" type, resembling not a little the cumbersome caterpillar tanks which first saw action in the battle of Cambrai. Modern military establishments demand mobile units which can move at 30 to 50 mile-an-hour speeds over any terrain. Italy's operations in the Ethiopian wilderness demonstrated once more the demand for quick-striking tanks. The army tank has been redesigned in recent years. It is a cross between the whippets of the western front and the old battleship contraptions of the British army. Above all, it can strike fast, run long distances, and negotiate any country. It is the backbone of the modern army, far more than infantry, cavalry, or light artillery. And the Rock Island Arsenal which made tank history during the World CONCRETE CAN TAKE IT Detroit. News: The past winter put the American highway system, especially in the northern states, to the severest test it has ever endured. There were temperatures far below zero. There were floods that covered sections of road many feet deep. When the ground thawed out and the floods subsided, the repair gangs went to work, and this is what they found- Frost had buckled the macadam roads in many places. Frost and flood had done severe damage to brick roads. FIRST iRCJkSHlP IK U.S. NAVY , NOW CALLED rlE= WOLVERINE. - iflE BOAT" IK SERVICE 83 YEARS AN£) WAS LAUNCHED 2.0 YEARS BEFORE- 'f'HE iN-fViECrvii. WAR. HAS BEEM SPELLED 4,ooo DIFFERENT NAME 15 SPELLED ·40 PIFFERENT WAV? ONE OLD DOCUMENT"-- OME OF «E EARLIEST SPELLINGS SAXPER. OR. SHAKSPERE. EXPERT COCOKU-T OPE.NRS CAN OPEM ^ROM 2..5OO -To 4.OOO Coconut's A DAY- -THER.E ARE Not" MORE -fiwi 100 SUCH EXPERT'S rN-fHE UNITED WlU-lAM ISC, EPWARD YK, ^EoRqefv; AND 3UEE.N VICTORIA , ALL OH ONE. ST. HELENA, 4-26 DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLEKDENING, M. B. Neither frost nor flood had had the slightest effect on deep-foundationed concrete roads. In the Susquehanna valley, for example, where the raging river smashed stone embankments, the concrete roads were opened to traffic as soon as the water receded and the mud had been washed off. Along some of its tributaries the roads, to judge by the height of the debris, were at some places 10 feet under water, but their foundations remained solid and their surfaces unimpaired. The Romans built great roads which endured for centuries, but they built comparatively few. In one generation, America has built the finest road system ever seen on this earth, and her concrete roads on foundations of rock seem impervious to everything but hig'h explosives. HEART CAUSES NEEDLESS WORRY rpHE QUERY about heart murmurs which we an- -!· swered yesterday, brings to mind the grea' reaches of unnecessary worrying people do about their hearts. I have quoted the remark of an eminent American specialist on the subject before, but it bears repetition: "Most heart disease is imaginary." About 10 per cent of the freshmen of a large university, when examined for entrance, believed they bad a "weak heart'' or some more definite disease, and yet they were all sound. Fourteen out of IS successive patients who consulted a specialist in heart diseases had, in his opinion, perfectly sound hearts Besides these purely self-made troubles, we can dismiss such old- fashioned terms as "fatty degeneration of the heart," "athlete's heart," and "tobacco heart." They are still used pretty frequently, but a modern, up-to-date physician would be hard put to tell exactly _ what they mean. Fat people are D imrainrriioiinmn -irn f oun( ] after death to have fat tags r. llendemn* ,. _,,_,,,,,_ ,,, tl ,. ,,,,_,. .* surface the heart _ GLENVILLE'S HUMAN AMOEBA Gienville Progress: The dog poisoner is still at work in Gienville for every day or two we hear of some pet dog or puppy who has died because of poison. This is bad enough but it is reported that one of the methods used is putting out poison candy which is picked up by the dogs. This being continued the chances are very good that sooner or later we will have a real tragedy in Gienville and some home will be in mourning for a small boy or girl who has picked up a pie:e of this poison candy and eaten it. This matter should be looked into seriously and promptly before something does happen. And in the meantime parents should warn their children against picking up any candy which they may find. CONTRAST Northwood Anchor: The citizens of Hartley had to petition the state liquor commission to establish a store in that town before the commission would consider it. But in Northwood and some other towns liquor stores are thrust upon the people whether they want them or not. And all in pursuance of the statutory "act to promote temperance." war will probably become quarters for the army. tank fabricating head- W JUST PART OF GAME ·E HAVEN'T been able to excite ourselves much over the revelation of the democratic endeavor V to levy a party assessment of 3 per cent on salary · income upon those who hold jobs based on patron! age. 5 This is just one little - manifestation of a system | which had its inception back in the earliest days of | the spoils system. It's comparable to the fever which (accompanies an illness. When the organic trouble Icausing the illness is found and eliminated, the fever 'automatically disappears. J So long as our government--local, state and na- Vional--operates on a party preference plan in ladling yut the jobs, rather than a true merit system, we fail b see where the beneficiary has much kick coming fhen called upon to donate. But If the proposal is to extend civil service down every governmental post, and make it something !, be observed rather than avoided, all the editorial Dossing and support at our command will be forth- 20fming. BORAH WILL WONDER Hampton Chronicle: When the results of a few more state primary elections have been reported Senator Borah may begin to wonder if his ailment is pure egotism or just a lack of political judgment. It might be both. BROOKHART'S PRIME DESIRE Bancroft Register: Looks like the numerous children of Smith Brookhart want their soft government jobs back again, for the blatant politician plans to run again, WHEN A RAILROAD PULLS STAKES Forest City Summit: The abandonment of the M. St. L. through Forest City will be a severe blow to the town and its future. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG BOTH SHOULD BE CONSIDERED SHEFFIELD--In a recent issue of the Globe- Gazette I read more about trading at home in the Eye Observing. This same subject has been discussed so long that it has become almost worn out, but at that it is still a fine spirit to think of our home stores, but why not drop the above argument and consider the home town laborer. There is never anything said about him, especially the home laborer raising a family and trying to pay for a home or paying rent. Don't you think he and our home owned storekeeper should both be considered alike? Let's hear from some one else on this subject W. L. MASSEE _ then some amount of fat is always there, and nobody can prove that it does any harm. The scare-head picture which can be found in Leonard Williams' book on obesity, called "The Cardiac Parasite," showing an evil mass of fat eating into the heart muscle, has no existence in real life. Docs No Injury. An athlete who has a bad heart either had it before he started in athletics, or it is of a functional nature. Strain such as is due to strenuous athletic exercises, does no injury to a healthy heart. Tobacco, it is true, if used excessively, causes an irregularity of the heart, and makes the owner feel that the heart is turning over, but it does not result in any organic change, and the condition quiets down as soon as the tobacco is stopped or lessened. Nobody is denying that real heart disease does occur, but 80 per cent of it is an accompaniment of middle or old age, either strikes so quickly that the victim doesn't have time to get scared, or causes a mild disability over a period of years, and finally ushers the individual out of life so gently and at such an age that even he himself is quite prepared to go. Since the saving in infant mortality, and prevention of infection of young life, the preponderance of an elderly and middle-aged population, with which the social and economic resources of the world are entirely unfitted to cope, threatens to estop the efforts of medical science to find more efficient treatment along this line. Watch Anatomical Changes. When the medical profession first became expert in the recognition of heart disease, which was about the time of the invention of the stethoscope for listening to the heart sounds, they became mostly interested in the anatomical changes in the heart. It took them many years of watching patients go along actively working without doing themselves any harm to learn that anatomical changes in the heart are not as serious as they sounded at first. Then came the period of interest in physiological changes, such things as blood pressure, and the changed functions of the heart muscle leading to irregularities and conductivity upsets. And these, too. when they were first discovered, seemed much more serious than they did when time had given us some perspective on the subject. There are all kinds of blood pressures, just as there are all kinds of everything else. Nowadays, the functional capacity of the heart is the best guide to prognosis. And there being no good laboratory test for that, actual experience still remains our best test. EARLIER DAYS FROM OLOBIv-OAXETlE FILES Thirty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chambers left today fo Renwick where they will visit friends and relatives. Isaac Whitaker arrived in the city today fron Kansas City where he spent the winter. The first arrival from the stricken city of San Fran-irco in Mason City is Charley Cook who wa; the most popular person in the city today as he tolc of his harrowing experiences endured in the disastrou: earthquake. Sheriff Holdren has returned from a business tri] to Marshalltown. BOSTON--Maxim Gooky was refused the hire o Tromont Temple hall here to deliver a lecture there in. Twenty Years Ago-The Mason City high school baseball team was de feated by Sheffield 5 to 3 yesterday. The locals wer handicapped because some of the varsity men wen. in Des Moines as members of the teams participating in the Drake relays. War news from all parts of the world says today that German airplanes dropped six bombs at Dunkirk in England; British planes bombarded a hostile camp at Quaatia, in Egypt, near the Suez canal; anothet large contingent of Russian troops arrived at Marseilles to aid the French; Zeppelins dropped 70 bombs n a raid upon London; 25,000 telegrams poured into Washington protesting against any action which might result in a war with Germany, and serious riots broke out in Dublin, Ireland. Ten Years Ago-It was announced today by J. Leonard Kline director of athletics at the high school, that the National High School Relay championships will be held i«re May 22. The name is being used at the suggestion of Maj. John L. Griffith, Big Ten commissioner and founder of the Drake relays. Rogers Hornsby is leading the National league sluggers, the Cardinal star hitting at a .447 clip, while Lxu Gehrig of the Yanks is leading the American cague batsmen with his .·136. Collins and Ruth of the Yankees have the most homers--three each. County Attorney W. P. Butler, Sheriff G. E. Cress and Deputy Sheriff Frank Law of Mason City and State Agent H. M. Stoner of Des Moines are in Ttilsa, Okla., where they went to return the Burzettes, Melvin and Everett, who are charged with the murder of Morris Van Note. ALL OF US By MARSHALL M ASIAN TOMORROW APKIL 29 By CLARK KIKNAIBD April 29, 1857--An electric locomotive was operated in the U. S. before electric lights! On this date a locomotive built by C. G. Page had a trial run between Washington and Baltimore on the Baltimore and Ohio R. R. and attained a speed of 19 miles an hour before the jars of the overworked batteries providing the energy cracked under the strain. He used no fewer than 100 cells of primary battery. Transportation men of the time couldn't see the possibilities of it: the old, old story. April 29, 1G19--After a siege of 143 days, 13760 British under General Townsend in Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia, surrendered to the Turks. A relieving force was only 15 miles away. NIGHT WALK "AN'T STAY inside on a night like this ^ Must go out and take a walk Don't feel a lit sleepy, even if it is late. This night's too precious o waste in snoozing-. Even a sleepy head must go ut and see the moon and hear the night birds and eel the cool wind blowing against his face. Just half a moon up there in the clouds Not jright enough to flood out all the stars, just right. Vhen it's full you lose all the' stars and that's a iity because stars always stir the heart to mystery .nd wonder. Even a cynic can't look at the stars v-ithout being impressed and even humbled a little. 3ven astronomers, who know so much more about them than we do, don't lose that natural primitive feeling about them Let's walk. Blossoms are a.ll gone from the trees along the street. Leaves are out and each tree has a black and friendly shadow A bird in that tree sings intermittently. His song isn't exactly lovely, but it's nice to hear a bird singing in the night Here comes a little white dog. wagging his tail, sniffing. I know you. you rascal, you're the fellow that barks' so loud when I'm trying to sleep. Don't bark at me--I'm a friend. Most of the houses are dark. People gone to sleep There's a room where the light was just switched off. Windows are all up. They can hear my footsteps on the walk A student is studying up there in that attic room They're having a. party in this big house. All lights on, cars out in front--they'll make a noise when they say good night. Here comes a couple, youth and maiden, walking our way, close together, arm in arm Don't bark at them, Dog. they're friendly Nice old couple live here. They go to bed early, get up early, work in their garden Somebody's sick in the next house. We saw a doctor going in yesterday. Knew him by his little black bag and the caduceus on his car Well, here we are home again. Doggie. Good night and behave yourself. Don't do any barking People want to sleep We had a good walk, didn't we? ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.--St. John 15:13. OBSERVING AN DDK TO VETEKANS OF OUR. FUTURE WARS. jRMiv don't know bui what the 'Sgf* Princeton's students who yr sol |ght to belittle those who have fought their wars for them and the girls at Vassal- who com milted sacrilege, sort of had coming what they get in this anonymous ode received by this department: [lull It) the I'mihk'* of I'rliKH-lmt! Tim Yclmins of Kutiire "\Vsili*:" .Sivrcl rtillt't with (arc on their piuttlcs. And ciiniilne n'd niuKC tin their elliw*. They ctmie from H M-litm! of Initlllliin. Ur suldlrri. like llnUef nnd 1'or, They're jolly well Mink t« prrdlllo", Whuff, happened Ihere? I'd like It) kno II I* -:ilil ( h u t 1'rlnefttin hud Tiger*. 1'lrrvn prtiwlerft Hint ·uutrlrrf In their lai Kill the TlKcrs lime since h»vc vanished, Mticrumbcd !» the nlr thnl Is there. So, suct-Hf*. Intve ftin with the bonus, Vonr fiitlicr* cut Ihelrs IIIIIK aco, And hurl pouiler puffs nt til" foe! Lilt! hnil to the ItlllllK of oil! Vnshiir! \Vho rliilm thry mnllim will In'. Thill's Urar,clnr; a bit fur old Vassar, Tbo imcals Hill have to shim- me! How can thry keep fnlth w i t h Vassnr And SniiKrr. of Mire-fire control, Ln,| -«'t. produce enough gol'llrrK To inline u]i n oomPiuly roll? tut-- I blue-tuck* of Jolly old Viistur lileet to titoek us f u r war. lend word to Hltlrr nnd r'landlit. WluH the Hell lire (hfj- flrhllilc lor'.' 'or tin; maid* of Nelinlnrly Vmsar Know Ihelr imis»-proiliietlon ntuff. So warn the whole world lo stop t l K h l i n i i , Tile, Yiis.snr KOllK have cone rough. --0-C U N N I N G H A M PROVED J I B WAS BOY'S FRIEND ----.^ sat in on the Dralte relays figl^ Saturday for the first time £*" in three or four years and found them more enjoyable than ever in the past. Three or four things, stood out with me. One was that record-breaking javelin throw by Alton Terry, a Texas collegian. Another was the marvelous 2-mile run by Don Lash of Indiana, made the more remarkable by the fact that he wasn't pushed by another competitor. A third was the beautiful running of Glenn Cunningham, Kansas middle distance star. But another--and the most impressive of all--was Cunningham's kindness to the youngsters who swarmed about him for autographs. Almost before he had come to a stop following his near record 1,000 yard run, the boys surrounded him. They weren't too polite either, some of them. But Cunningham accommodated every lad. He was still writing a half hour after the last event was finished and the crowd had filed out of the stadium. The incident reminded me of a remark orice made by Will Rogers. He was being besieged for autographs by the crowd at the republican convention four years ago. "I should think that would get pretty tiresome," I suggested, being sealed alongside him in the press gallery. "Yep. it does," he dra\v)ed back. "But it will be just too bad for me when the public no longer is interested enough in me to want my autograph." 1 wondered if Glenn Cunningham was governed by such logic Saturday. --o-HOW CAN ONE OBSERVE N A T U R E AND DOUBT GOD? ^·gf^ verily believe that material- 'j@J8ii '"I""", if there really are any "'-- with whom the attitude is i:ol just a pose, would do well to take theniKclves into the country in U;e next few weeks and sec if their convictions will stand tlie test of contact with all th e mysteries of nature. No doubt there are chemical explanations of the growth of vegetation: and "instinct" is a good word to explain conduct of birds and animals, although it is nothing, really, but a name to cover a great mystery, which cannot of itself be explained. But what are you going to do with the beauty and feeling that impresses itself on every person of sensitive sort? There's no material explanation of that, any more than there is for the emotional reaction engendered by a great work of art. (t comes from something inexplicable, within the mysterious depths of the spirit; it's akin to the feeling of awe and reverence that takes hold of one in a great cathedral Indeed, the hushed aisles of a spring wood, with the sun making- checkered shadows on the velvet glades, are in themselves an .outdoor cathedral. Here the creatures of nature worship their Maker with silent music, and the human invader is impelled to walk quietly and pause Jong for reflection. Or I am, at least, and I cannot conceive that other humans could avoid being- Somehow affected. Get out .in the woods and fields, I counsel yon, if you would renew your faith. And do it in spring, the period of resurrection . . . --o-- WHITE GAKB IN RAINY WEATHER MEANS SAFET1" gg^note with interest the trend Sgjjji toward the use of white in ~~ rain clothes for children and grown-ups. In a number of eastern ·states, I'm told, there's a requirement that boys in school patrols be thus garbed. Visibility is reduced in any rain storm and when rain falls in conjunction with fog, or when night is approaching, visibility is a real problem. With the advent of white rainwear, I venture there will be fewer cases in the future than in the past in which the motorist swears "I didn't sec the pedestrian." This department's blessing is on this very practical safety promotion idea. Answers to Questions By FKEUEKIC .t. HASKIN Where is the largest apartment house in U. S." J. K. One of the largest, if not the largest, is the Hillside apartment in few York City. There are 23 acres if finished floors. The apartment louse contains 5,278 rooms housin°- about 3,000 families. Tell of the author who wrote under Peter Parley. M. B. Samuel Griswold Goodrich, juven- le writer, was born in Ridgefield, 3onn., in 1793. He was a book pub- isher, first in Hartford, and afterward in Boston. In Boston he began ,o write books for ymino- people un- Jer his pen name and published more than a hundred. The Peter 3 arley books comprised geogra- hic-s, histories, · travels, fiction, and voi-ks on the arts and sciences. He ied in 1860. When was Dresden · china first old? 1C K. True porcelain was first made in Europe in 1709, when Johann Fried- ·ich Boettger used kaolin from de- osils near Dresden. In the follow- ng year, he started the famous fac- ory at Meissen, near Dresden, and Dresden china was put c-n the mar- et. What were the occupations repre- entcd by the passengers who came ver in the Slay-flower? F. P. Merchant, steward-servant, ser- ant man. servant boy, lady's maid, boundboy, printer and publisher. hysician, jailer, tradesman, wool arder, farmer, lay reader, silk 'orker. husbandman, carpenter, coo- e:-, seaman. Some were at some me teachers, accountants, lin- "uists. writers, etc. Some had tor- nerly practiced handicrafts. Has the fireworks industry done Jiything to minimi?* the number of otirth of July accidents? F. K. B. The American Pyrotechnic Indus, ·ies made an appropriation to the merican museum of safety for udy of accidents resulting from reworks. Has .Japan a beverage like beer? Made from rice, called sake. Who was the first president of : . S. to use the pocket veto? E. F. President Jackson, who delayed ction on a bill until after the wenty-sccond congress had expired larch 4. 1S33. The bill directed the edera] revenue raised from the sale f public lands be distributed mong the states. Settle this argument: One person aims (usMiming :t man's tailored lit is of good quality) that dirt is ss harmful thiui the cleaning pro- rss. Will a suit last longer if caned frequently? L. H. Soil iu the fabric tends to dctcr- ratc it for two reasons. It has a tting or chemical effect and a mc- lanical effect owing to the fact at part of the soil consists of tiny particles of sand which through constant rubbing tend to break the fibers. An even stronger reason for cleaning is protection from moths which almost never attack a garment absolutely clean. A certain amount of wear is caused by the cleaning process, but cleaning is justified on the ground of appearance and cleanliness. In what part of u. S. does the red maple grow? I{. H. From Canada to Florida and westward to Wisconsin, Iowa and Texas. It is exceptionally brilliant, putting out red flowerg early in the spring, followed by red winged seeds. In the fall tho leaves turn, a brilliant red or crimson. Red maple reaches its best development in Kentucky and Tennessee and nearby states. It grows best in damp soil but is not a rapid grower. Does the recoil of a firearm occur while the projectile is still in the barrel or after it has left the muzzle. G. B. The office of the chief of ordnance of the war department says recoil begins as soon as powder pressure rises in barrel--when the bullet starts to move. Exit gases give recoil to barrel and complete the recoil cycle. Who published the Old Cap Collier library? I. C. This dime novel series was pub- ished by the house of Munro during the latter part of the nineteenth centurv- GUIDE BOOK No matter where you are going-east or west--north or south--on business or pleasure--any time of the year--you must have this fine new booklet which tells about the big annual event in each state in the union. A page for every state with beautiful tinted illustrations and ample descriptive text. Send for copy today. Inclose name and address with a dime. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau. Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I herewith inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the new booklet, "Annual Events." Name Street City State (Mail |,o Washington, D. C.I

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