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frfe V'L MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 18 · 1937 1 r ! -15 :§ i ' 1 ' ii \\ 13 a a; i: i i f j i {- I -1 i 5 ' - f r - ' ' 4 ! MASON (CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE . AN A. W. I/EE NEIVSPAPEII . ; Issued .'Every Week Day by the ' .' MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 321^123 East Slate Street ; . Telephone No. 3800 ' . Entered as fecond-class matter April 17, 1930, at the post- office at Mason City, Iowa, under the act pE March 3, 1879. LEE P. LOOM1S - - -'-':·- Publisher ·W. EARL HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of ail news dispatches credited news. . . . Full leased \vlre service by United Press. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Moines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. ' SUBSCRIPTION KATES OUISIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE AND WITIIIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITY Mason City' and Clear Lake. ' ' Mason City and Clear Lake, by the year .$7,00 by the week 5 «15 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per year by carrier ...-S7.00 -By mail 6 months .....$2.75 Per week by carrier ... ,S .15' By mail 3 months 51.50 Per year_ by mail .,;.. -SS.OO^ By malt 1 month ......$.5Q IN ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yrW.'fB.OD 6 months. .?4.50 3 months..$2.50 I month..Sl.W An Unorthodox Welcome P RACTICALLY all of the orthodox approaches have hitherto been employed in welcoming the several hundred teachers every othr er year by the convention of the- north central di T vision 'of the Iowa State Teachers association. We are, therefore, moire or less forced into the unconventional area if we are to avoid an undesirable repetition. And so our'welcome to our guests takes the form of an assurance that-.without, equivocation or qualification this newspaper is for the measure now pending in-the'.Iowa legislature to bring teachers social se'curity benefits from which'they are barred as matters now stand. Teachers are accustomed to evaluating things in . terms of percentage. That's what we propose to do here. At the risk, of affronting" those who hold as a matter of principle that perfection is riot attainable" in things human 100 per cent right. It's tain able in things human, we would mark the teachers .annuity plan as 100 per cent right. It's coming in lowai just as sure as you're a foot Iiigh. The only question is when. Mark that down on your memo pads.. , . , And forgive us, please, if we have rubbed anybody's pedagogical sensibilities the wrong way with our wholly unscholastic assumption that perfection is attainable in any man-made creation. Charge it to inexperience in the grading of papers. Word from Des Moines is to the effect that the chances are.not over-bright that the present legislature wil! give education a slice out of three-point state taxation receipts. But here again the principle for which the-school folk of Iowa have contended is sound and right. .Some day that too will be recognized and acted upon. It's a long-held conviction around this office that down through the years our tax dollars spent on schools and roads have brought largest dividends. That was true when dollars were numerous and easy to get. it was true when dollars were scarce and elusive. Generally speaking education has found a pattern to suit its cloth. . Now, as we move into better times--and none can doubt that WS aie doing that--the 'publicwould do well to consider^ as a matter 'at goad:.senseV and good business as well as common fairness, whether our schools and those who man them shouldn't be returned to full rations. And that's our welcome, to the teachers of North Central Iowa. A Message of Hope W ITHOUT guns, without uniforms, without poison gas, a war is being launched. It is a war ol education against one of the greatest menaces of life: Cancer. The first national drive against cancer is indeed'a war to save, human life.. Who are the soldiers? The women o£ America, "Who is the enemy? Cancer and ignorance. Cancer kills 140,000 persons each year..' One-half of these saved if they sought'medical treatment when the' cancer danger signals appear. What are the weapons? : The spread of sound, conservative facts', approved by competent medical .authorities, on cancer plus actioii by the individual. Why a women's army? Because Women suffer more from the disease than 'do men. Because the types of cancer thai .strike women hardest--cancer of the uterus anc breast--may be cured in seventy per cent of the cases if taken in time. .Because women are. the natural guardians of their family's health. Who: sponsors the army? The American Society for the Control of Cancer, formed in 1913 to collect and disseminate information on cancer, its cure, and its prevention. No subject is surrounded with greater confusion, more ignorance, and fear than cancer. Ter- ,ror that, may have, had some justification in 1900 is today as .out of date as the buggy or the kerosene lamp. Women have played a splendid role in combating tuberculosis and in charily and public health drives. Now in this fight to replace fear and inert ignorance with courageous alertness plus positive action, women have another opportunity for rare-service. ' . The women's field army is mobilizing. Its organization is reaching into every town, county anc hamlet in the country. Every woman can help. The women's field army is marching under the slogan "Early cancer is curable. Fight it with knowledge." 'Will you march with it? First enlistment week is March 21 to March 27 1937. Enlistment fee, $1. , --. -- « ·» Toward Democracy? ·p*OR the benefit of those who may believe that ~ soviet Russia is working toward the democratic ideal in ; government, we cite these three principa rules governing the U. S. S. R.'s first parliamentary election: 1. Anybody who does not oppose Dictator Joseph Stalin may b e ' a candidate. 2. The GPU, or soviet secret police, will "liquidate" all "undesirable elements" before any election is held. 3. Soviet opponents will not be allowed to xviri a single seat in the new parliament as that would be both "harmful and dangerous." Aside from that, Russians can vote any way they please. " Some democracy, this! :--: · · ·* The tax-diverfers from now on are going to have a federal law with which to contend. · ----·· · · So long, Amelia! We'll-be seeing you--we hope Clarence Addison on the way to find-' ng out lhat Controlling the flood waters o£ an angry Ohio river is an easy job as compared with compromising the political factions at the University of Wisconsin. Since the advent of traffic regulation, the four etter word STOP has probably become the most unheeded i£ not misunderstood word in the English anguage. . ' Here's one who regrets the impending death of he center jump in basketball. But not as much as f Mason City had a tall center coming on, be it added. There is no principle in the field of motor con- ,rol more important than this: Driving an automo- ile is a privilege--not a right. That's right, Frank. It .must be a problem of conduct lor a sit-down striker when the band plays Star Spangled Banner. ' With all his shortcomings, Hugh Johnson must conceded a genuine genius for picturesque expressions. · . . PROS and CONS IO.WA NEEDS A TEACHERS' ANNUITY Waterlo'o Courier: The movement to set up pension systems to brighten those days when' "The sunshine Jails and the shadows grow more dreary" has included almost every class. The farm hand and the household domestic have been overlooked, but it is thought that they will be remembered when, as, and if ways are devised to keep a record of their wanderings. That leaves the school teacher as the No. 1 Forgotten Man or Forgotten Woman. There is nothing new about teachers' annuity and retirement systems. Twenty-eight states now have them, a fact which is held responsible lor exclusion, of teachers from the benefits qf .the social security act. But Iowa, the state which takes pride in its literacy record and in the standard of its schools, is not one of the 28 states. A proposal for a teachers' lanriuity .system has been obscured in the Iowa legislature by an avalanche of other allegedly more important legislation. It is not receiving the attention if deserves. The Iowa teacher has no reason to look forward with pleasure to those years when "The day becomes more solemn and serene." There is no retirement .system, either under social security or under craft or professional benefit systems. This status cannot continue without lowering the, standards of Io\va schools and impairing the morale of those who stick to the profession. "Why,"..asks the Iowa State Teachers association, "should an intelligent young man or woman enter the teaching profession, .when teaching becomes the only field in which one is faced with an almost certain helpless and ^penniless old age?" PLOCK APPOINTMENT PRAISED Burlington Hawkeye-Gazette: Announcement was made a few days ago that Governor Kraschel had appointed Hichard.PIock, of Burlington, to the itate board of education and had sent the -nomina- :ion to the senate for; confirmation. The appointment is highly gratifying to the people of Burling- on. Mr. Plock is president of the Junior Chamber if Commerce and is active in various movements l a civic nature. He is a graduate of Harvard aw school and Amherst college. Those who know lim best and are acquainted with the functions and,duties of the board of education consider him veil..qualified for /the: post 'and: that" the appointment :reflects j credit upon the judgment of the gov- irnor. The appointment is not political and Mr. Craschel has said it was made solely on merit after careful consideration of Mr. Plock's qualifica- ions. AN EDITOR WITH IDEALS Charles City Press: The West Union Argo-Gazette has passed its 30 years under the management of Walter H. Beall who has made it one of the best weeklies of the state, mechanically perfect and cleanly edited and printed. Mr. Beall is one of those newspapermen who have convicfions and stands by them. AND JUST RECENTLY RE WEDDED'! Northwood Anchor: Even though somewhat irritating, it is also amusing .to read that Senator McAdoo, of California, thinks men who have reached the age of 70 years are too old to serve effieiently as supreme court judges. Senator McAdoo is himself 73 years old, with some time yet to go on'his six year term. CAN IT HAPPEN--IN IOWA? Sibley Gazette-Tribune: Now it is alleged a few hundited Northern Iowa merchants have decided to refuse to pay the 2 cent sales tax. Is i1 possible that we are to have a "sit down" strike in Iowa? And how? WHERE TAXES COME HIGH . Clear .Lake Mirror: American motorists paid a tax bill of $1,173,413,000 on oil and fuel last year. This was made up by $685,000,000 state tax, $190,000,000 federal tax and $29,308,840 lubricating oil taxes. ABOUT FIRESIDE CHATS _ Cedar Falls Record:- One good tiling about fire side radio chats, there is not a large group of claquers present with handclapping to add a semblance to public approval to all that has been said, GOVERNMENTAL SERVICE Rake Register: If the government wants to do something real for the populace it will mail a bottle ol asperin with each income tax blank. DISAPPOINTED BY APPOINTMENT Red Oak Express: Many people throughout the state are disappointed over the governor's refusal to nominate Mr. Ditto for another term. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG BE A TOWNSEND BOOSTER Welcome each and every booster To our town, I hope you come. There Is room for many of you, , But we do not want the drone We are anxious for the boosters. They are welcome every one. But we want to see the knockers Golnr past us on the run. Come nlons and be a Townscnd ftooster, IVhat's the use of hanrlnj tack. Surely yrt" must know life's harder In tbnt eld and muddy track. Leave the track that is ao muddy, Take the road that will be clean. Don't bo .scoring: U your neighbors, Saylnp they are all fantastic. Don't you want to live: In pleasure, Don't you want year neifhbori loo? Cast away that thought of frowllnr» Cast away (hat look of btce, · Wo can never fain the friendship Ol x person tht wt knock, Come along 1 , and he "a Townsend booster, And throw down thai ugly rock, If yon do not quit your klcltlnr You will soon be called crank, And your name placed In the roll call · At the bottom of he rank. Don't you think It would be horrid For to jet a. name, like that, Jn*t as sure as you're * knocker Folki will drop you awful flat. Now I hope yon ivJJl trtcvurnge Good thlngi that come this way. Help the town and be a Townscnd booster For I know that it will pay. Mason Cily'x a thriving vlllagt And we want her for to grow Hut ~U'c do not want the kicker. Nor the knocker nor the foe. J. M. HARRIS, . 16f)% Towniend 23J Second Street Northwest. _ DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott BR.1D4ES OVEK. 5EIN/E. IKJ PA.R.IS, IW;-THE nTi CEN-IUR.V -fop-HEAVY WIM -SHOPS AMD -- OUE. oF AMP WAS .-tlME.5 m ONE. CE.H"fURY ·SP1KAL BA.C.-IE.FUA. L I F E , BlTf HAS FORM5-- BA.C-f"E.R.lA MUL-fiPLY B/ D l V l D - l N Q - OME, BA.C-fER.lAL. PLAN-f BREAKS IHYo -fWo PA.KT? AND MA-TIJR.ES - EA^H oF-fte-rWo BEEAK INlb lWo PAR-fS APIBCS-, ANP so OK 3 _, 8 . . M , COPYRIGHT. 1937. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION oF BRAZIL- STAMP, SUow/lMCi Fi-A5 op MAUY LAUDS, IMCLUDIKc; UKlffeP 5AtE$ f=LA -- ISSUED ft5R AH ESPERANTO RtO PE JANEIRO DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. TEETHING NOT CAUSE OF ILLNESS P ROBABLY as many superstitions cluster about the question of teething as about any other period of a baby's life. It is still widely believed that leething is the cause of most of a child's illnesses. This is a reflex of the time when the treatment of jabies was largely in the hands of the grandmother or nurse, undirected by anything' resembling science--catnip and watermelon seed teas, the sugar eat as a pacifier, grandmother chewing the Jood and putting it into the baby's mouth, all based on the foundation of anything for peace and comfort. An explanation had to be forthcoming for every ill, and as teething persists all through childhood", it becarne customary to blame everything on this process. ·:;.··-. - ; · · : Fever, .lor "instance, :jvas almost always blamed' on cutting a; tooth. I remember being in; consultation in a distracted family with a baby who had. a fever, a physician of the old school, found a tooth a little way beneath the gum, and removed his pocket knife, cut an . opening for. it, which gained him IJr. Clendenmf a great reputation for about 24 hours, when it was found that the :eal cause of the baby's lever was a pyelitis-of the udney. . . . Vomiting, diarrhea and convulsions have also aeen blamed on teething. This simple explanation may be satisfactory, but it leaves the real cause of the trouble untreated. The formation and development of the teeth is a part of the natural growth and there is no change taking place in the body in this process which could make the child sick. Of course it is true that the period of teething coincides with the period, of the infectious diseases and of many upsets due to change in the digestive canal and an increase in the variety and amount of food eaten, but no parent should be satisfied with the diagnosis of teething as a-cause of any serious trouble in childhood. Along the same line, you frequently hear mothers say that they kno%y the child's gums hurt because he is always biting on something. If you think it over, you will realize that exactly the opposite is the case, and that if the child's gums hurt he won't bite on anything. As a matter o£ fact, it indicates that' the.child's gums feel good, and this is a way of wearing the gums down so the teeth can erupt with less distress. A pacifier may sometimes do good during the teething period, but it is a nervous habit and is likely to grow to undue proportions. Thirty Years Ago-- · Mrs. Jack Frazier of Oklahoma City, Okla., is /isiting with relatives in the city. William McAuley left yesterday on a business rip to Oklahoma. T. S. Roberts of Evanslon, 111., is visiting in the ity for a few days. William Stinehart left yesterday for a visit with elatives at VanBuren, Ark.' J. A. Cottrell of Marshalltown spent the day vis- ling friends in the city. G. B. Lane of Manchester was in the city for a lort time yesterday. H. A. Hansen of Minneapolis the city on a usiness trip. W. S. Wilcox leEt yesterday for Des Moines vhere he will spend'a'few days 'transacting busi- .ess. ; i 3 Twenty Years Ago-Mrs. A. B. Bushgens visited relatives at Chero- :ee yesterday. C. E. Snipps transacted business at Forest City ·esterday NEW YORK--The nationwide railway strike has leen postponed, federal mediators announced today. E. L. Balz is transacting business at Cedar Eap- ds. Mrs. John Bufkin and Miss Challis of Whittemore are visiting with friends in the city. Charles E. Davis is transacting business at Dougherty today. Rosalie Martin, who is attending the state university at Iowa City, is spending the week-end in he city visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Waltei Martin. Glenn J. Konvalinka has returned In Minneapolis after a few weeks visit in the city with relatives QUESTIONS FROM READERS G. M. S.: "I am anxious to overcome the following troubles: Ingrown ioenails, sinus trouble (nasal passages stopped up), near-sightedness." Answer: Near-sightedness can be-overcome with proper glasses. Treatment of sinus trouble is a routine practice in the office of a nose and throat specialist. Ingrown toenails should be treated by proper, trimming of the toenails and protection of the skin by antiseptics, such as tincture of iodine, and sterile cotton placed between the nail and the skin. HOW TO USE THIS SERVICE EDITOR'S NOTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr. Clendening can now be obtained by sending 10 cents in coin, for each, and a self-addressed envelope, to Dr. Logan Clendening, in care of this paper. The pamphlets are: "Three Weeks' Reducing Diet," "Indigestion and Constipation," "Reducing and Gaining," "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene" and "The Care of the Hair and Skin. 1 TOMORROW By CLARK KINNAIRD Tvjotable Birllis--Guiseppe Bellanca, b. 1880, Hal ~* ian-American aeronautical designer and build er . , . John Jacob Haskob, b. 1879, in Lockport, N Y. industrialist . . . Fred Morrell Zedar, b. 1886, in Bay City, Mich., vice chairman oC the board, Chrys ler. corporation . . . Penrhyn Stahlaws, b. 1877 Scotch born American artist . .. Thomas Kean wa b. 1734 in New London, Pa., is listed as one ol thi signers of tlie Declaration of Independence, al though his name was not appended until five year after its adoption. He served as chiel justice o Pennsylvania and governor of Delaware at thi same time. .March 19, 1628---A" charter was granted fo Massachusetts Bay colony to the Rev. John White He was never in Massachusetts. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: But he that heareth reproof gcttcth understanding.--Proverbs 15:31. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY Told by Glofcc- Gizctlc flics iege of Belgrade n Alphabet Rhyme have a vague recollection of having once reproduced this alphabetical poem for- arded to me by Mrs. Kate Hillman tit Marble Rock. And .since recollection is vague in my wn mind, it is probably non- xistent in the mind of those who ouldn't have occasion to pay much attention to this department or its contents, I'm going lo eproduce the time-yellowed clip- ing, : prefatory matter and. all: THE SIEGE OF BELGRADE. (This literary curiosity was omposed in 1829 by an unidenti- ed author. It is - remarkable for he exactness with which it dheres to the alphabetic idea of same leading letter to a line, o say nothing of its strength and hoice of English.) Vn Austrian army, awfully arrayed, oltlly by batlcry besieged Belgrade. 'Dssack comm2n£crs cannonading come, scaling destruction's devastating doom. Ivcry endeavor engineers essay, 'ur fame, for fortune fighting--furious fray I ienerals 'gainst generals grapple--Gra. clous God!- [ow honors Heaven heroic hardihood! nfuriale, indiscriminate In 111, fjlndrerl kill kinsmen, kinsmen, kindred till, or low levels longest, loftiest lines; ten march 'mid mounds,-- 'mid molr.s, 'mid murderous mines: ow noxious,' noisy numbers, noting naught If outward obstacles, opposing ought; ~ ^ r patriots, partly purchased, parti)' pressed, Quiet quaking, quickly "Quarter! Quar* .ter!" quest. teason returns, religious rleht redounds, uwarrow slops such sanguinary sounds. Truce lo thec, Turkey! Triumph to thy train. Unwise, unjusf unmerciful Ukraine! ~anish, vain victory! Vanish, victory vain! V'hy wish we warfare? Wherefore welcome were Vcrxcs, Xlmenesr, Xanthus, Xavicr? 'icld, yield yc youlhs! 1'e yeomen, yield your yell. s's, Zarpatcr's, KoroasEcr's zeal, Attracting all, arms against acts appeal! --0 Speed at Base of J Out of 6 Deaths have before me a clippin_ out of the Centervillc lowegian in which are re- ailed the six fatal accidents which iccurred in 1936 in Appanoose ounty. In three of the six speed s definitely referred to as a prin- ipal contributor to the deaths in- urred. Twice the reference was o the "high rate of speed," in the liird it was stated that the car could not be stopped in time to n-event the tragedy." Anybody fho doesn't think that speed isn't he one chief offender in Iowa's ccident picture just hasn't taken he time or trouble to acquaint imself with the facts. Ten Years Ago-James Blair of Mason City was among the varsity wrestlers awarded letter sweaters by the Iowa Slate college athletic council today. DES MOINES--G. Norman Clark of Mason City ioday was confirmed. by the senate as a member of the board of control in charge of the state institutions. He will succeed J. B. Butler of Fort Dodge when the latter retires with the expiration o£ his term July 1. DES MOINES--The primary road control bill burning over complete control of the primary roac system to the highway commission, was signed by ^ v John Hammill today. "An Affair of the Follies," the film version o. Dixie Willson's "Here Y'are Brother," plays at the Palace theater today, with Lewis Stone, Billie Dove and Lloyd Hughes in the featured roles. Other at- :ractions at local theaters are "Private Izzy Murphy," starring George Jessel nnd Patsy Ruth Millet at the Cecil; "Rough and Ready," starring Jacl Hoxie at the Bijou; and "Red-Hot Hoofs," starring Tom Tyler, at the Star. ALL OF US By BIASMN DAY-FLIES O N ONE of the first warm days of spring you wil see the day-flies dancing in the air. Between you and the horizon you will see swarm of living dots, tiny winged creatures tha were born in the mid-morning warmth of today-that will live through the warm spring afternoon-and will die in the chill of the sunset. They dance, they whirl, they dart, thousands o them together, moving apart, coming together again each separate, but maintaining the same formatio all through the day--'till the whirling earth take the sun away and great death comes lor the day fly. Looking down from the great peaks of egotis: where mnn resides, L pity the little day-flies tha live so little and see only the sun-lit hours. I am not in love with gloom, nor with the dark er hours, nor would I walk forever down the shadec side of living. . . . But I know, as every .man am every woman does, that the life that knows onl light and laughter and gay movement is a little life indeed I know no human being whose life is all joy Nor would I envy him if I knew him. . . . I kno\ that heartache, boredom and bitterness lie in wai for him I know tlie day will surely come when h will look upon his "less fortunate fellows" and env them the risks and sorrows that have come upo them . . . that they have feared but have face and overcome or endured. He will envy them, th lines in their faces, the shadows in their eyes, th stoop of their shoulders, the burden they bear. And he will turn and look at himseU in ih glass--and stare at his smooth cheeks, and rub them with his'soft hands, and look long into his shallow --and despise himseU for the pathetic day-fly h knows himself to be. OBSERVING^ fe !l?^lffffl?yiffi^Sf»ljfHI^Si^lg^?^re^^ One Case of Failing ' lo Reckon AVIth Host ' nt.. guess that new order of B«iH en p e c k e d Husbands ^^ which a few days agg held its first convention at Oshkosh, Wis., failed to consider allj phases of the matter. This Hoyal ; Order of the Dog House has stirred the fury of the female, of the species and a counter society has been organized. "The Supreme Society, of the Dog House Putters-in" is the name of this organization of this ball and chain order arid its avowed purpose is "to put a stouter lock. on tlie kennel door at home." . ·- . Organized with the laudable ambition of doing something for the down-trodden male, Royal Order of the Dog House may defeat its own purpose. Resourceful women will not give up- without a struggle. ' '--°~~ Competition Increases for Divorce Business ggSs guess it's going to be a §|p. contest--Idaho v e r s u s "^"^ Keno, Nevada. Fearing'.that Idaho's competitive law for \ the non resident divorce business might take a large part of the fees now obtained by them, Reno's lawyers have-offered a bill injthe Nevada legislature reducing the time of residence in Nevada necessary to .maintain a divorce action from three months to six weeks. Idaho's accommodating law for the rupture of marital ties is for the latter period. ··. Merchants of Reno, proprietors of gambling houses licensed in Nevada, and the managements o£ dude ranches furnishing amusement for would-be divorces acquiring a residence in; Reno are protesting the bill. They' claim that their share of the divorce business pelf will be lessened because of the shorter residence proposed. The debate over the Nevada bill reflects to what depths citizens of states will descend .when they enter the race for profit from the custom-made d i v o r c e jbusiness racket. Matrimony cannot be regarded with much respect in states whose citizens want divorces made easy that they may profit. States in the race for the divorce business are offering supporting arguments for the demands from many quarters that the ifederal government shall be empowered to enact a federal divorce law and the power of granting divorces shall be removed from state jurisdiction. Answers to Questions ^» ^^ . . _L By FKEDEUfC JJ-' tIASKIN Why is a, daytime nap called a iesta? W. S. It refers to the sixth hour, this lour being calculated as noon. In Spain, Mexico and other hot countries, it is customary to rest or sleep at this time. It is necessary to tell an cm- )loycr one's religion and nationality in connection with socia! security? D. P. , These questions are not asked. Neither need one state his union affiliation or amount o£ education. PX.EASG NOTE--A reader can get the answer (o any question of fact oy writing the Mnson City Globc-Gascttc's Information Bureau. Frederic J. .Haa- kln. Director, Washington, D. C. Please send threo (3) cents postage for, reply. ate, also anchors, cables and stores. , What was the natne of the character in Trilby who was called Little Billec? G. T. His name was William Bagot. What is a Dutch auction? B. E. An auction at which bids are decreased instead of increased un-. Is it true students' examination papers can now be graded by machine? H. M. , A'robot has been perfected that marks' examination papers at ; the rate of 600 sheets an hour. The nventor is R. B. Johnson of -the International Business machines corporation. ! What is 'the most powerful U. S. lighthouse? H. G. The Nayesink lighthouse guid- 'ng ships into New York harbor became the most powerful lighthouse in TI. S. in 1931, when its beam was increased ;to 9,000,000 candlepower. When and by whom was "Ten Nights in a Barroom" written? N. P. This temperance narrative was written in 1855 by T. S. Arthur. Was there a famous family of acfors named Yokes? H. G. Rosina, Frederick, Jessie and Victoria were members of the Voices family, famous English actors. In 1885 the family toured the United States where they " """ '" ~~ Rc- and When will Hie skaling carnival be held in New York City? E. H. The International Skating carnival will be March 27, 29 and 31 at Madison Square garden. What docs Tovarich, play which s a current success on Broadway, mean? H. K. Comrade. Has Germany the largest brewing industry in the world? H. M. In 1935 the U. S. surpassed Germany and became the center of the world's largest brewing industry. How much sleep do children from 6 to 11 need? SI. S. Six to 8, 12 hours. Eight year olds, 11 Yz hours. Nine to 11 need 11 hours. AVhich won the race between the Robert E. Lcc and Hie Natchez? H. G. The Lcc, whose time wns 3 days, 18 hours, 14 minutes. The Natchez required 3 days, 21 hours, 58 minutes for the run of 1,200 miles from New Orleans to St. Louis in 1870. Why was the camellia so named? C. T. Named for George Joseph Kamel, a seventeenth century Jesuit priest, and traveler, who first described the flower. How many sovereigns. have been crowned in Westminster Abbey? R. N. Thirty-seven sovereigns and 2; queens consort--all of the kings and queens since William the Conqueror. Eighteen sovereigns anc 14 queens are buried there. How many have insured i counts in savings anil loan institutions in the U. S.? N. T. As of Feb. 15, 1937, the number insured up lo '.$5,000 was j,- 357,373, and the insured assets amounted to $1,217,760,429. Which oC the Warner brother* recently received a degree nt some Southern coltcsc? H. G. Harry M. Warner, president ol Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of humanities by Rolling college in Florida. Has Ychudi Mcnuhin any brothers or sisters besides his sister Hephzibah, the pianist? E. F. The violinist has a sister, Yal- tah, 14, who is a fine pianist but has not yet appeared professionally. What is the origin of the expression, A-l? G. C. Means first-rate and is used by Lloyd's. The character of a ship's h u l l is designated by a letter, and of the anchors, cables and stores by figures. A-l means hull first- played in "A Pantomime hearsal," "Wig and Gown" "The Circus Rider." ' CARE FOR PETS How to feed, house and care for dogs, cats, parrots, canaries, rabbits, goldfish, guinea pigs, pigeons and other pets is told in simple, clear style in an attractive 32 pago booklet prepared by our Washington information bureau. Government experts are the authorities for much of the material in this unusual service publication./It will prove very useful to anyone keeping live pets ih the home. There is pleasure and often profit in raising pets the right way. It is most unsatisfactory not to know the right thing to do Ten cents sent to our Washington information bureau will brine thk booklet. Use coupon: The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped in paper) for the booklet, "Care of Pets." Name _ _ Street City Stale ; (Mail lo Washington, D. C.) i \

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