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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 29 H 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LBE NEWSPAPER Ua-jcd Every week Day by the MASON CITV GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3S JCEMBER, ASSOCIATED PKESS waich U exclusively eulllli to the lue for publication of all news dispatches credited to It not otherwise credited In this paper, and all local news. SIEMBER, 1O1VA DAlltf PXS.SS ASSOCIATION, with D Ifolncs news and business ornces at 405 shops Building, SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason city and Clear Lake, Mason City and clear Lax by the year 57.00 by the wceR S .1 OUTSIDE MASON C1IV AND CU5AK LAKE Per year by carrier 57.00 By mall 0 months $2.2 Per week by carrier .... S .15 My mall 3 months $1.2 Per year by mall 54.00 By mall 1 month ......... $ . OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZOKK Per year 56.00 six months 53.25 Three months. ..51. TWO TERMS DEFINED AGAIN W.. J. Cameron of the Ford Motor compan has .done America a favor by helping to clarif its thinking with respect to two much misused an misunderstood ' terms as applied to governmen 1 namely, "liberal" and "conservative." The loose.connotation of the political hustings has given broadcast · to some wholly false assumptions One of these is that it's a manifestation of "liber alism" when a government adopts an enormously lib eral spending policy, in combination with a program which, restricts and regiments-those who would bene fit from the spending. Such an Illusion automatically dispels straigh thinking when it comes to a proper definition of "con servative," based on the root word "conserve." Tbj true conservative would retain that which has provei by experience to be sound and good. Quoting from Mr. Cameron: "Sometimes we read in the papers that the presi dent hag turned to the 'left' again, or that his coun selors advise him to make a slight turn to the 'right. Of course, these are not American terms; they origin ated in European countries that since have lost the: liberties by rather too much 'right' and 'left.' Or we read about our liberals' and our 'conservatives. Neither are these American terms--they came from a nation where class distinctions prevail as a recog nized part of organized society. There is no chanc whatever of the terms 'left' and 'right 1 becoming naturalized here--their associations are too disrepu table, their implications too alien to our life. But 'lib eral' and 'conservative' are accepted by our peopl because they represent certain natural tendencies o mind. The American mind from the beginning ha been predominantly liberal with a counterbalancing conservatism; it becomes predominantly conservativ only when liberals go off their balance. ' "There have been times in our history when i was decidedly unpopular, even hazardous, to be a lib eral. Men of vision who heard the command 'go for ward,' had to endure misunderstanding, opposition, am persecution while awaiting the hour that conserva tives too should hear the word and respond to it At other times it has been extremely unpopular anc hazardous to be a.conservative, when liberals, deranged by strange fevers and caught up by wild delusions were galloping after some will-o'-the-wisp, drawing people after them, unrestrained by any sense of truth or values or the solemn warnings of experience. "Not so many months ago in this country, it took more courage to be a conservative than to be a liberal It is always, easier to be against something than be FOR. something. The positive position calls for more knowledge . and logic and principle than does the negative position, and the liberalism we have recently .ki)0wri-,jn;this country has .been almost entirely negative.'.It. has been -more 'against' than for.' A posi- jtive and-sound liberalism always wins conservative 'American support; the conservatives, so-called, simply come in and win the liberals' battles for them. That is the only way these battles are won. The truth is, our people are both liberal and conservative--whichever the 'situation calls for. You never saw a radical who was not conservative of his own .rights, and you never saw a conservative who was not radical about his own wrongs. These are the 'gee' and 'haw' lines by which we keep the cavalcade of life face forward. Give responsibility to a liberal, and as a rule it sobers him, but not always--sometimes delusions of grandeur and a greed for power seize upon him. Likewise the conservative does not always develop the sense of social responsibility that ought to 1 characterize him, hs also gets delusions of grandeur and love of power. Both are destructive aberration from the normal, which the people, in their larger balance, quickly rectify. "Liberals and conservatives cannot be considered as separate and opposed groups within the nation, the one forward urging, the other backward pulling ---the whole nation itself is liberal-conservative. A conservative, as the name implies, is one who preserves what good we have; he becomes a liberal when, using the present good as a base, he seeks to build yet greater good upon it. Surely this describes the conservative-liberal American nation. "An attempt was recently made to show that conservatism is a matter of the individual's age. It was suggested that if one is young one is naturally a liberal, but if one is past middle age or old, one is perforce conservative. We should have thought that Dr. Townsend's immense following had effectually disproved that. In the region of ideas, age means simply nothing. Was John Hancock a greater liberal at 39 than George Washington at 55, or Benjamin Franklin at 70, when all three of them labored together on that most liberal and revolutionary of all instruments, the constitution of the United States? To flatter youth as liberal and condemn age as conservative, is a demagogic attempt to separate the generations on the old destructive principle of 'divide and rule.' That never succeeds in America. The bonds that unite us are too strong for those who would scatter and drive us. "What happens in our country is this--in periods of upbuilding, youth and age unite to consolidate previous gains; and when the time comes for a new advance to make new gains, youth and age go forward together. Given the destined hour, given the honorable objective, given the wise and decent means of reaching it, there. is no difference whatever in the liberalism of the generations. We are one people at every age. You have seen the picture called 'The Spirit of '76'--a gaunt, grayhaired grandsire, with eyes .ablaze and determined mien, strides strongly forward beating the advance on his drum; at his right a mere stripling of a drummer-boy keeps pace, and at his left a sturdy fifer of middle age. Three generations of Americans forming one rank in one cause--all pressing forward in order. So has it ever been with us. and so it ever shall be--one people, indivisible." ABORTIVE PROTESTS T TNEMPLOYED in New Jersey who stormed the assembly chamber at Trenton and took virtual possession of the capitol building, only duplicated what was tried a month before in Wisconsin without the least success. Storming the legislature seems to be a new development in depression economics. At Trenton the unemployed took possession of the assembly hall and said they would remain encamped until their demands for relief were met. After a siege of several days, the assembly clerk was forced to wire all members that the coming session of the house had been canceled until the chamber could be cleared of trouble-makers. Hunger marches, Coxcy's army demonstrations, and sieges on the legislature are invariably unproductive. AJ1 they produce is confusion and disturbance. OUT BELOW ' Being; against war, those so-called veterans of fu ture wars should throw their influence behind the un versa! draft act, the most practical peace racasun before the world today. Suppose instead of killing 500 on our highway this year, we pick out some good-sized little town t wipe off the map? Would that arrest a little mor attention ? It's strange that the 270 lawyer members of th house wouldn't recognize an unconstitutional piece legislation before passing it. Come to think of it, Hearst was about the poores person that could have been named to contend fo the sacredness of privacy. Senator Johnson is among those reported to b showing no signs of grief over the pathetic break-down of the league. If there's one unfailing mark of a. collegian it's hi, smug belief that the lessons of experience hold noth ing for him. All right, you tell us. Which has. been the bet ter, capitalism in America or socialism in Europe? Simile: Low-lived as a dog-poisoner. The PROS and CONS AMERICA-SPEAKS? Elkader Register: Various daily papers are present ing as a weekly feature what purports to be a poll of popular opinion on various questions, under the title "America Speaks." These polls, straw ballots, or whatever you may call them, are supposed to give a cross section of the views of the public on questions submitted, pertaining to politics or problems of general interest, and are conducted by Dr. George P. Gallup, formerly of the state university at Iowa City. While "America Speaks" i s supposed to registe: the views of persons covering the various walks o£ life and various economic positions throughout the coun try, we have never seen any explanation of where am when these polls are taken, how they are taken, o: imong what people. The Literary Digest straw ballots have been widely distributed in every community anc the method is well known, but "America Speaks' seems to be a mystery. Some Iowa editors, M. L. Curtis of the Knoxvillt Journal, George Gallarno. of Des Moines Plain Talk W. C. Jarnagin of the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune, and if we remember rightly, Earl Hall of the Mason Cifr Globe-Gazette, have wondered a.bout this and hav" been unable to find anyone in their various localitieL who have ever been asked to vote in these ballots. We can say the same. All of which raises a question in our mind, as in the minds of the other editors mentioned, concerning whether "America Speaks" really gives the authentic information that it purports to give; whether it is an accurate cross section of the views of the people o the United States. Have any of our readers been included in these polls? ARE G. o. P.'S ASHAMED? Lakota Record: We still are waiting for some of our esteemed republican newspapers of Iowa to outline and extoll the virtues of some of the present candidates for the republican presidential nomination. Thus 'ar there has been an ominous silence in this respect Could it be that the editors themselves are ashamec of -the Hearst-child Landon; the editor Knox; the mouthy big-money Vanaenburg; handsome but traitorous Dickinson or the lion-like Borah? Could it be hat even the staunch old republican editors aggrega- :ion of this state can see the thinness of these men, and their worth as presidential timber? WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR! Marshalltown Times-Republican: "General Pershing las been fined S50 for speeding in California. It was different 19 years ago when he rushed to the defense f his country."--Clinton Herald. Poppycock. Pershing simply did his job. Which ives him no more road rights than the private in the ear rank. Anyway he wasn't rushing to the defense f his country when he broke the traffic law. And s r bat would a top sergeant have done to the private in 917-18 ? BROOKHART OF MARYLAND Bancroft Register: Under a legal fiction Mr. Srookhart can claim residence and the voting priv- ege in Iowa, but in fact he is a resident of Hyattsville, Md., where he bought a home in which he has or some years lived. Since he acquired this home he as returned to Iowa only -for occasional visits usually political. ORATOR'S HANDICAP Klemjne Times: Commencement orators, we are eminded, will have a hard time telling the young raduates. how the world ought to be run in view of ie mess that the adults have made of the job. ONE THING ABOUT MAN Boone News Republican: One of the blessed things bout humanity is that men will work night and day rithout food or .drink to the point of absolute exhaus- '.on to rescue a 'fellow being in distress. WON'T REPEAT THE MISTAKE Emmetsburg Reoorter: Countless are the demo- rats, who voted for Mr. Roosevelt in 1932, but who -ill not repeat the error in 1936. YE OBSERVING EDITOR Osage Press: A stockingless girl wearing mittens ne raw day last week on Osage's Main street looked bit upside-down. A USE FOR PROPAGANDA MAIL Swea City Herald: The Herald office used propa- anda mail all winter for kindling office fires. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG REFLECTIONS OP AN AGED SOLDIER IOWA SOLDIERS HOME, MARSHALLTOWN-n old man in his dotage. Greeley in 69 for whom voted; or Norris, in a recent enconium: a young ian in his nonage, Tugwell in his book adopted in tax bill, a madman. Kluxer Black, or a fool, name i suit you. All ineligible to membership in an hon- rable and ancient society. The words run through my mind as in a dream nd then the form of a. wise but timid old man at rammercy ..Bark who said as we offered to carry rms at hi." inauguration that he would not plunge the ountry in ,J civil war for the presidency. Hancock, the superb, splendid soldier, condescead- _· to a nomination answered heckling politicians .hat tariff was only s. local issue.' And it was that nd nothing else. Then three votes .for Cleveland, three times a andidate and twice elected, who never vetoed pension bill, or favored a tariff. A very great an who proved we needed a tariff, as conditions )day prove after our markets have been squandered, ut what is a democrat to do? Carter Glass in the enate expressed our sentiments, but he does not bolt, ryan left us small choice, but we "grin and bore it." We clung to the son of a copperhead, most hate- ul of creatures, hoping heredity had not tainted him. "hither shall we fly? The handful of Douglas demo- rats Jiving who did not turn republican, utter a cry anguish. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is the demo- atic party really dead this time ? The party of Tilden, levcland and Hancock. "Requisescat in Pace." M. T. GRATTAN. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . by Scott COPYRIGHT 1936. PERU.? of PEARL DIVERS -THE FUR.6ELOWED CLA.M- A 4R FlMCiER-WrllCrl ^ET-J INTO" THE JAWS oF 1ftl$ BIVALVE CAN BE SAVED ONLY BY ·THE VERY PRINCIPLE-, SEARCH QF Sri I PS OKTflE. WHICH-fftE dRE/tf" BRrlXlN WAR OF 1812., WAS PRACTICED BylftE U.S. ON BftrrtSH SHIPS -ritE CIVIL. WAR. WORDS OVERPRINTED OK STAMPS AS AN-fi-BANDIT" POSTAGE. , -TO PROTECT" STAMPS A5AlNS-T-THEPr AMP OUTSIDE CER-fAiN DISTRICTS N.Y., IMBEDDED IN IO FEET/oF WARP OAV WHICH WAS FILLED I N . .UNDER TttE FOUNDATfoK OF A BUILD1MCJ ERCtEP IM 1899 -WHEN THE FRoq WA5 FOUNP IT" APPEARED DEAP BUTJT" SOON REVIVED , AFTER IT5 OF A CENTURY IM DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDEN1NG, M. D. EMOTIONS INFLUENCE HEART I N THIS WAY it is possible, even though the patient may deny his feelings, to fedentify the person, loved and to base on this knowledge a mode of treatment. The method consists in repeating certain names while the patient's pulse is being read. As soon as the pulse shows any irregularity, the trial is stop)ed and one begins again. I have tried this method more than once, and discovered through its use the name of the person loved by the patient." Thus wrote Avicenna, an Arabian physician, nine hundred and more years ago. It is probably the first reference. in medical literature to the method used by the lie detector. It serves to remind us, at "any rate, of the close relation between the emotions and the mechanism of the heart. We have been speaking this week of the worry which knowledge of organic heart disease causes in patient?, _ -- and how so much, of it is unneces- Dr. Clendenini; sary, but it is even truer that most rf the people who think there is something the matter with their hearts, have not even organic heart trouble. These cardiac neuroses are started sometimes by hance words, small symptoms which the patient cannot be comforted or talked out of, and sometimes by he unwitting attitude of a physician at a life insurance examination or other routine examination. As one pa- ient said, "If there is nothing the matter with my iieart, why did the doctor say I had an interesting leart?" Perhaps it was in this case that the heart was nteresting because it was so normal, but, at any rate, :he experience left the patient with the uncomfortable eeling that something was wrong, and sometimes it eems impossible to persuade them that all is well. A number of cases have been analyzed by psychoanalysis to find that the origin of the heart symptoms was associated with some love affair, or some unhappy domestic relation between husband and wife, father and mother, father and son, etc. Sometimes the heart condition is an escape. I know f one instance of a lawyer who complained of pains in he heart that were typical of angina pectoris, on vhom, after a careful psychological examination, it was found that his wife was a very aggressive woman, who drove him by her ambition to attempt sue- esses that were really beyond his powers. Whenever he got to the place where he was pushed just so far. he ad an attack of angina, or false angina, which allovv- d him a little breathing spell, such as business has ust had, before she began to crack down on him again. Such expressions as "heart-sick," "hard-hearted," broken-hearted." "chicken-hearted," are relics in the anguage of the association between the soul and the anatomical structure which we call the "heart." TOMORROW APRIL 29 CLARK KIJS'XAIBD Notable Births--Franz Lahar, b. 1870, composer-The Merry Widow, etc Juliana, b. 1909, only hild and heiress to. the kingdom of the Netherlands Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., b. 1898, would-be jour- alist and novelist Homer S, Cummings, b. 1870, ttorney-general of the U. S Mary S. L. Harison, b. 1858, relict of President Benjamin Harrison. April 30, 1803--Robert R. Livingston, who had been cnt Lo Paris to buy the city "of New Orleans and ob- ain control of the mouth of the Mississippi, bought ·ithout- authority the entire Louisiana territory, corn- rising all or part of 13 present day states. All or othing, said Barbe Marbois, acting for Bonaparte, so .1 it was; M. Marbois thought he made an excellent eal in unloading a lot of wilderness and savages on ivingston for 27 million dollars. April 30, 1900--At 3 a. m. on a Monday morning, icomotive No. 638 of the Illinois Central R. R. was oiling toward Vaughan, Miss., pulling the Cannon- all Express, and "All the switchmen knew by the ngine's moans that the man at the throttle was Casey ones." A freight train didn't pull into a siding fast nough, and No. 638 hit the rear end of it at 50 m. p. h. Thus died John Luther Jones. And thus was born ne of the best known American folk-songs, "Casey ones." Living today are widow Jones, who never married another papa on the Salt Lake line," and Sim Webb, asey's fireman. He jumped, was unhurt. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--But the liberal dcvis- eth liberal things: and by liberal things shai! he stand.--Isaiah 32:8. EARLIER DAYS . FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Thirty Years Ago-Mrs. .Fred Randall left today for a visit with relatives at Algona. Mrs. W. O. Powell and son, Richard, of Cody, Nebr., are visiting relatives in the city for a few weeks. W. O. Holnian returned today from a few days' trip to Chicago. Paul McKee has been elected president of the June graduating class which is now making preparations for its final exercises. The high school baseball team defeated the Charles City high school players 6 to 3 yesterday while the city team defeated a team from Rockwell by a score of 7 to 1. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Woolaver have returned to their home in Madison, Wis., following a visit in the city. C. H. McNider has returned from an extended business trip to New York City and other eastern cities. Twenty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Steece returned last night from a visit with their son, Harold, at Chicago. Miss Cynthia Bailey returned last night from Austin, Minn., where she has been visiting relatives. Miss Anne Schecter left yesterday for Fort Dodge for a few days' visit enroute to her home in Omaha, Nebr., after visiting relatives here. Disagreement over the wage rate paid, involving about 60 men. caused a partial shutdown at the Northwestern Cement plan mill today. Joseph Clyde Murley today accepted a position at Southern Methodist university, Dallas, Tex. Professor Murley has been high school instructor in Latin here. FIELD HEADQUARTERS--Two Americans were killed and three wounded in an engagement between cavalrymen under Col. George A. Dodd and 269 Villa bandits at Tomachic, in the center of the Sierra Madres, in western Chihuahua. Ten Years Ago-CHICAGO--Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson today ordered the foreclosure and sale of the $750,000,000 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway system, now in receivership. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Brady returned yesterday from a winter's sojourn in New Orleans, La., and Little Rock, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Irons and Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Webster left today for a few days' visit in St. Paul and Minneapolis, respectively. Included in the decisions at the armory fights last night were the following: Sid Kelly defeated Harry Sue Quong Bill: Carl Krieger scored a technical knockout over Young Prehn, and Bobby Franke defeated Slim Craychee. CHICAGO--Assistant State's Attorney General William H. McSwiggin and two companions were slain last night when a blast of machine gun fire from a passing automobile mowed them down. POETS EVERYWHERE Dedicated to the Cause of Bringing the Jo; and Inspiration 01 Good Verse Into the Lives of Rank and File lowans. B; LOU MALLOKY LUKE, Hampton JOVVA UOOD PLACE IN WHICH TO LIVE AND DIE. ' submit that the chief recommendation contained in this poetic offering from R. H. Langstroth of the Odd Fellows home in the fact that the writer has had 92 years in which to reach his conclusions: Some folks like to thnnse their location quite often And find a new place U reside But for me (Here's only one place oq. this footstool In which a wise man should reside. Now lots of my friends think very different from me And for them I don't give nn lota They will sell all their stuff In the spring of the year And hitch up and So to Decota. And after they'd tired of It a Reason or two They'le damn that ci'td land of Decotu And they'le satlier tosether "II fhe things they have left And move down to south Minnesota* And after they'd been there f«r several years And all the time wanting t fl fly awny They'JI tell you the only west that's fit for sune men In the broad smiling prnirleK of Imrn. .Votr t have lived there toe most half of my lire And I've Rone other places to try there Hut I always conic bnck and this time 1 think I'll manage to stay till 1 die there. --0-MOTHER NATURE BIDES NO MONKEY BUSINESS grrt draw on a recent Boy Scout !5Si§5 booklet for a little lecture to CJE?"' Scout executives that could well be addressed to others who are l e t t i n g themselves become so wrapped up in business as to forget health and family: "You should have an able doctor examine you at least twice a year and then follow his advice. Keep in touch with your dentist. Stop working too hard. Take time to relax and to enjoy physical exercise and recreation. Re-learn how to play. Some of you need to rediscover your families. "To struggle intensively toward objectives which seem pre-eminently worthy, and to be relentless in our demands upon ourselves has been our character. We have burned the candle at both ends . . . and in some cases it has gone out. Perhaps it is a noble thing to die for a cause one loves . . . but life is short, and eternity is very long. Is it not better that we should live for our cause than die for it? How long will our perverted sense of values' permit us to go on at such a pace? When will we awaken to the urgency of our own needs, and the bounds of our own physical endurance in relationship to our own efficiency? "May Mother Nature, who takes an accounting of all our actions, "orgive you for the boasts you have made about the number of nights you have.spent on duty. May your own reason show you the futility of tearing down your'bodily structure, without rebuilding it through recreation and with rest, before you have paid too great a price. May you, in a happier and more reasonable ser- ^g|^jSai»aBMil»«BMBMiBM!lK5gl^^ OBSERVING vice to boyhood, learn that it Is possible to be fair to yourselves and yet efficient in meeting your responsibilities. Think well on the words of Longfellow, who wrote: " 'If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor.'" . YOU'LL FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THESE TALES __.^ know I'd be called by some SKsS? Winnebago county reader on *5S?" the claims made in the following if I didn't explain that it was out of an April Fool's day broadcast made by Ray Murray of Buffalo Center, state secretary of agriculture, from station WOI, Ames: "I remember one time in Winnebago county my brother and I were looking out of a barn window during an April shower. We noticed an old vinegar barrel in the yard from which the ends had been knocked out. It was lying with the bung hole up and I'll be cussed if it didn't rain into that fiung hole faster than it could run out of both ends and the barrel busted. "If I hadn't seen that it would have been hard for me to believe the story from Plymouth county about a sudden flood on the Little Sioux river, where the water poured into one man's house so fast and under such pressure that it flowed up the chimney and streamed three hundred feet into the air so that those poor people were wet twice with the same water. And remember all of this happened within sight of South Dakota where it's so dry that even the rivers are compounded ot six parts sand and two parts water. "Of course,, there is one thing th\t our two states share in common and that is our grasshopper stories. I, at least, am never going to forget the one about the man who left his team hitched to a wagon while he went to get a drink. When h e returned he found that the grasshoppers had eaten the learn and two of them were pitching the horse shoes to see who would get to eat the harness and the neck yoke." FOUNDERS OF AZUSA, CAL-, WEREN'T FULLY ADVISED! ara^ have driven through Azusa, Sopl? a town east of Los Angeles, 5sS£*^ numerous times and won. 7 dered how it came by such a name. Now Frank E. Foster of Iowa Falls, writing from San Diego, answers my question, as follows:^ "Drove through the town of Azusa the other day. The founders, looking for a name for the place, took the first and last letters of the . alphabet and added USA. Strange as it may seem, this word is 'skunk' in Spanish, taut the founders were probably not 'up' on their Spanish." Answers to Questions By KllEDEIUC J. HASKIN B LANCHE SHOEMAKER WAGSTAFF was born in New York in 1888, of Quaker and Huguenot ancestry. She is an author by profession. She has traveled in Algeria, Tunisia, England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Egypt, Scotland, Canada, Ireland and Switzerland. At eleven she printed a small newspaper. La Premiers and at 17 during a tour oC Italy she was presented to Pope Pius and later was presented-at the Court of Edward VII. Her brother, Henry Shoemaker, was American minister to Bulgaria and also consul to Spain and Germany. WILDNESS Love forged for me a golden chain To bind my straying feet. I dwelt in scented rose-leaf rain And found the young years sweet. But when I hear the wind sweep by, Or see the white clouds pass-The spaces of the open sky-Birds soaring o'er the grass-- There is a little place in me That cries like any child To be as forest things are. free, Lonely, and strange and wild! Keprint. PI.EASK NOTE--A reader can get the ansn'er t n any nuestlon of faet by wrlthis the Mnson City Globe-Gazeltc-n Information Bureau. Frenetic J- Haskln, Dlrectnr, Washington, D. C. 1' lend three (3) cent, postage for renly. How are terriers' coats clipped? G. B. . The method of trimming the coat of terriers is known as stripping. It consists in employment of a so-called stripping comb which is a razor like appliance fastened to what looks like a curry-comb. . This is run through the dog's hair and by pressing with the' fingers at the same time, one trims off the coat to the desired length. This sounds quite simple but as a matter of fact it requires considerable skill and agility in managing the instrument. What is the meaning of Platte, a river? E. B. French, meaning calm. Is it possible to manufacture a master key to lit a number of Yale padlocks h a v i n g different key changes? G. B. It is possible to'manufacture a master key to fit a number of locks with different key changes. One key can be obtained to open a certain number of locks. How may a rotary print canceled stamp be told from a surface or flat print? J. N. Rotary press stamps are slightly larger than stamps printed on flat bed presses. They are also perforated 11 by 10% in contrast to flat plate stamps, which are perforated 11 by 11. Offset stamps are prepared by the lithographic or some similar process, unlike regular issues, which are printed from engraved plates. As a result, the offset stamps have a flatter appearance, or a lack of depth in the design, compared with stamps printed from engraved plates. Who were the first mule breeders in this country? C, C. The bureau of animal industry says the earliest were George Washington of Virginia, Henry Clay 01 Fayette county, Ky., and Young and Everett of Montgomery county, Ky. Prior to the importation made by General Washington, a few diminutive jacks had been imported from the West Indies, but these were found undesirable for breeding purposes. What is the cost to the government of a set of dies for a commemorative coin ? W. B, Office of the director of the mint says associations which get out commemorative coins pay for the dies and for the design. The dies usually cost 5300. The cost of the design .varies. The only cost to the government is the supply of coins. Give biography of Hosea Ballou. F. M. One of the founders of universalism, he was born in New Hampshire in 1771. He was self educated and was expelled from his father's church on declaring his belief in the final salvation of all men. He began to preach at 21, and became minister of the Second Universalist church in Boston in which he preached 35 years. It is said he preached over 10,000 sermons, none of which wa s written before delivery. He died in 1852. Is the department of agriculture interested in long range weather forecasting? H. K. The scientific soundness of various methods of making long'range weather forecasts is being studied by the U. S. department of agriculture with funds allocated from the Bankhead-Jones appropriation for stimulating basic research affecting agriculture. AVas prince consort a courtesy tide given to the husband of Queen Victoria? B. S. It was not a courtesy title. It was formally conferred upon Prince Albert by Letters Paent in 1857, Are Falstaff and Fastolfe the same Shakespearian character? C. K. No. Sir John Falstaff is a wit, who appears in Merry Wives of Windsor and in Henry IV. Sir Joha Fastolfe is the lieutenant general of the Duke of Bedford in Henry VI. Say it in Writing Correct forms for invitations, acceptances, regrets, congratulations and all kinds of business and other correspondence, from engagement announcements to death condolences, are to be found in the "Handy Letter Writer" now available through the Globe-Gazette. This booklet, compact, but. bulging with much wanted information on a subject so important to everyone, can be had by using the coupon below and inclosing 10 cents in coin. Order copy today. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet "Handy Letter Writer." 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