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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THRKE; MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEE SVNDH'ATE NEtt'SPAPEB Issued Every Week Day by tho MASON C1TX OLOBK-GAZETTE OOMPANY 21-12'1 Eajt State Street Telephone NO. 380U LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOXD L. GEER - . - - Publisher Managing Editor - - - City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION BATES MMOU City ana Clear Law. Mason city and Lake, E JS S SSE per year by mall per year ny mau . M-M B » »»« * mmth ...... * 80 100 ,,,,,,,. ZONE sbt montm. . . .$3.00 Three montla.-.»1.7li Honest bread Is very vfeU--it's the butter that makes the temptation.--DOUGLAS JERROLD PERTINENT or IMPERTINENT Liberty magazine is boasting about its advertising gain over last year. But it doesn't explain that the difference is liquor advertising. Among our nominations for the electric chair is the bird who implanted the idea of wrapping tilings in unlearable cellophane. It appears rather plain now that Governor Herring didn't increase his prestige with the Wheelock parole. At any rate, most of those radio jokes have stood the test of time. OTHER VIEWPOINTS DAILY SCRAP BOOK Copyrljhl. 1034. by Central Press Association. Inc., I AGAINST HANDBILLS T HE supreme court of New Jersey has handed down a ruling which sustains the Jersey City ordinance barring the distribution of handbills or other unordered advertising matter. An attempt had been made to circumvent the intent of the ordinance by ringing the doorbell at each home and handing the dodger to somebody or dropping it inside the house but the ruling, with parenthetical criticism, declares this to be illegal. This decision follows on one handed down not long ago in California in sustaining a city ordinance prohibiting door-to-door peddlers, more commonly referred to of recent years as "bell-ringers." The reasoning employed In both rulings is strikingly similar, being based on the right of a community to legislate for the greatest good of the greatest number. The Jersey City ordinance follows: "No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed to the occupants of any house, place or cause to be placed In any areaway in front of, or alongside the side of any house, or upon the doorstep thereof any newspaper, paper, periodical, book, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet, unless the same has been previously ordered by the person in actual occupation of the house, lu the areaway of which, In front of which, or along the side or doorstep of wltlcli said newspaper, paper, periodical, book, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet shall be distributed or (placed." The ruling in the New Jersey appeal contained the following language: "The legislature has delegated to the municipality the duty to preserve the public peace and good order. There- Is also power to regulate the ringing of bells [·I and the crying of goods. There can be no doubt that the city can prevent the misuse of the streets. But can it prevent the distribution to householders of unsolicited advertising matter? We think it can. "The right to circularize the householders, in certain ways, is absolutely prohibited by the ordinance in question. It was apparent to the city commission that the mere regulation was not sufficient to preserve the public peace and good order in Jersey City, but was inadequate, for the reason that the doorbell -method was adopted, not only to secure a hand distribution of the advertising bills, but also to avoid the provisions of Section 1 of the ordinance under review. "The doorbell method not only tends to clutter the streets and areaways with, wastepaper but, in addition, dlsbibutorssTinfprtunately acquire an Intimate of "the iunoccupiea residence and the habits ' '' he householders; - : · 'It is contended that the ordinance unreasonably Interferes with the right to choose an occupation and " to advertise merchandise by the handbill method. The supreme court of the United States upheld a New York ordinance prohibiting the display of advertisements upon the Fifth avenue busses, and also a state statute prohibiting drumming or soliciting on trains for hotels and lodging houses. "The records in this case demonstrate that the municipality had reasonable cause to believe that the unsolicited distribution of the advertising mediums named in the ordinance was detrimental to the public peace and good order. By so doing the city has not violated the organic law. It has not deprived advertisers of the opportunity to advertise their goods or to approach possible customers. All that it has prohibited is the unsolicited distribution of books and papers among householders. "Ordinances have been long upheld as within the number. police power when the design was to prevent the cluttering of the streets and the frightening of horses. The fact that the defendant first rang the doorbell and then handed in the unsolicited advertising matter does not alter the situation, since the city must regulate the use of its streets for the good of the greatest 'There are restraints upon everyone for the common good. The city commissioners, being familiar with 1 the local conditions, are primarily the judges of the "There can-be no question that the city could exclude beggars, peddlers and pan-handlers from its streets and the mere circumstance that these persons should adopt the doorbell method of approach would in no sense enlarge their rights. It seems to us that, therefore, the ordinance, Insofar as it prohibits the unsolicited : distribution of papers, magazines, advertising matters and other articles mentioned in it, violates no constitutional privilege." A question suggested by this ruling is whether by the same logic, unordered material sent through the mails couldn't also be legislated against. Or does the fact that the bearer of the nuisance material is dressed in the/garb of a postal carrier alter the situation? Our own disposition in the past has been to believe that, by and large, offensive practices such as the one covered by this ruling in question will carry their own penalty, that those who resort to them are doomed to lose more than they gain. A DRAMATIC APPEAL 17 YEAR OLD girl was taken to a New York hospital suffering from a rare blood disease. Only a number of blood transfusions could save her life; she did not have the money to pay for them, and the hospital was operating on too limited a budget to buy them for her. So an appeal wag made to the public, announcing that the girl must die unless volunteers came forward to give her their blood. Within a few days 'more than 400 people went to the hospital and offered to submit to transfusions. As a demonstration of the way in which human sympathy will respond to an appeal this is a surprising and encouraging thing. But It also demonstrates the way in which human need must be dramatized if we are to relieve it. There is a vast store of kindness and self sacrifice in this world; the only trouble is that it usually takes a dramatic situation to tap it effectively. . ^ · i Who can remember another time In contemporary history when Colonel Brookhart remained silent for a [ull month ? DON'T UNDERESTIMATE SHORT Lake ftjllls Graphic: Wallace Short, the Sioux City candidate, is not to be taken lightly. He made a good many votes here last week with his well- grounded facts In good old fashioned philosophy. WORTH CONSIDERING Elkader Register: The gross Income tax may not be the perfect system; in fact, we doubt if there Is any such animal, but it is worth considering. It could hardly be worse than what we have. THAT KRASCHEL-BEH CASE Alg-ona Advance: It would seem that competent appraisal of the evidence beforehand would have demonstrated that the government's cases were too weak to sustain prosecution. THEIR ONE SHORTCOMING Charles City Press: It really seems too bad when looking at the pictures of some of our prominent ladles in the big dailies, that nature did not provide them with whiskers. BE SURE TO FOLLOW THROUGH Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: The parade of candidates is on. It's a big pre-primary parade too. Make your choice and follow it up by a visit to the polls on election day. "INTO" BUT NEVER "OUT OF" West Union Ar»-o-Gazettc: Much depends on where emphasis is placed. A man said in our hearing the other day, "I never knew booze to get a man OUT of trouble." CHALLENGE TO IOWA G. O. V. Ringstert Dispatch: It must offer something constructive and an honest, businesslike administration, at least as good as the present democratic administration. THAT SECOND DEMOCRATIC TICKET Oelwein Register: Many take the position that that second candidate for governor was merly brought out to prevent any talk about a hand pickedl ist of candidates. REPEAL SOLVED NOTHING Sioux City Journal: Repeal was easy enough, but protection of tax sources and of legitimate liquor is something the federal government evidently ignored. UNCLE SAM INVITED IT Lakota Record: In the light of America's yellow exclusion act, it would not seem unreasonable for Japan to adopt a Monroe doctrine for the orient. THE HOURS OF A TEACHER Nashua Reporter: A little investigation will convince anyone that teachers are putting in longer working hours than the average businessman. THAT PROPOSED 3 CENT PIECE Fort Dodge Messenger: Obviously it should be made of such metal and of such size as to be quickly distinguishable from a penny or a nickel. ONE YEAR OF BEER Eldora Herald-Ledger: On the whole, the experiment has been more a success than either its proponents or opponents had anticipated. THE LOUIS WHEELOCK CASE West Union Argo-Gazette: It's tough when the governor steps in and says "You cannot jail a man who belongs to a wealthy society circle." EXPLAINING SOME BAD MANNERS Manly Signal: Very frequently when a youngster fails to exhibit good manners It is because he has never seen ariy examples at home: » - A MAY QUEEN NOMINATION Waukon Republican and Standard: We nominate Queen of the May the wife or sweetheart of the man who shoots Public Enemy No. 1. A PIG CALLED DILLINGER Luverne News: Florence Pergande says that Henry has a pig he has named Dillinger because he cannot keep the blamed thing- penned. TO PROHIBIT DICTATORSHIPS Estherville News: The best insurance against oppressive rule is an alert electorate that doesn't sleep on its rights of citizenship. AMERICA'S "SECOND INDUSTRY" Iowa Falls Citizen: About the only industry which approaches the automobile industry for production is the Hollywood divorce mill. TO EXTOL OR NOT TO EXTOL Allison Tribune: To extol or not extol Lenin and Mussolini is the question which seems to worry Secretary Wallace. Ho-hum. AN ALL IOWA PRAYER Forest City Republican: It would greatly please us if the raindrops start pattering down before'this article reaches our readers. NATURE AS AN ALLY OF AAA Lime Springs Herald: Nature may come to the relief of the AAA. There is dust, drought and debt seeking recognition. KEEP TO YOUR SIDE!. Decorah Journal: The Iowa highway department has placed black lines in the center of the pavement to guide motorists. DIXIE'S GIRL BASEBALL PITCHER Algona Upper Des Moines: The Chattanooga baseball team is to- nave a girl pitcher. Probably she is strong on curves. NO LAUGHING MATTER Forest City Summit: Occasional performances of some men in high positions are too childish to even provoke a laugh. A' 12 MONTHS A YEAR JOB Sheffield Press: The clean-up drive did much to improve the appearance of our town but the work is not done vet. OR QUIT ADMIRING THEM, CLINT Osage Press: Legs have been out so long now that a fellow should get over feeling silly when caught admiring them. THE TAXPAYER'S ONE IDEA Estherville News: The politicians all have differing ideas on taxation but the taxpayer has only one --less taxes. WHEN TAXES MOUNT TOO HIGH Whittemore Champion: History shows many examples of taxing-^ a people until they repudiate tax obligations. NEVER AN IOWA CROP FAILURE Cedar Falls Record: It is consoling to recall at such times that Iowa has never had a complete crop failure. WE MUSTN'T TRANSPOSE THE RED Rudd Review: Business is getting out of the red. Now the thing to do is keep the red out of the business. BARNUM WAS RIGHT Ringsted Dispatch: Regardless of how crooked slot machines are. thev find plenty of foolish customers. LIBERTY, NOT LICENSE Nora Springs Advertiser: Liberty and not license should be th»"watchword of our nation today. A DDTFERENCE BETWEEN TOWNS Emmetsburg Tribune: Some cities -wait for prosperity, while others go ahead and make it. AS A RESULT OF THE DUSTSTORMS Estherville News: The late spring house cleaners have it all over the early birds this spring. CLEAN-UP, PAINT-UP CAMPAIGN Dumont Journal: Not the least important phase of this work is the jobs It provides. GIVE A THOUGHT TO THIS Clarion Monitor: But the headlines for the next crash may be your own. REFERRING TO COUGHLON Oelwein Register: He may do some good but we very much question it. ESSENTIAL TO PROGRESS Fairmont Sentinel: Were there no agitators there would be no progress. COUNTY CONSOLIDATION Cresco Times: The scheme is practical and would be 'a. great economy. HE $OLD IK "THE UNlTfeD A WHICH UPOM -TrlE. , FERMENT? rf, AND -THUS MAKES ^ OBSERVING 5-1 Pig OFFICE IN NEW YORK c.nV ARE i DELICATELY BALANCEP WILL. WEK5H-THE AMOUNT" OP INK OR LEAD If ·TAXES -fo WHlffe. YOUR. NAME DIET and HEALTH Globe-Gazette. Write legibly ana not more toon 200 words. B ? LOGAN CLENDBMKO, SI. D. OINTMENT FOUND FOR ERUPTION r HE TERM "athlete's foot" has become popularized, and its symptoms are quite widely known. As the advertising literature points out, it does not occur exclusively in athletes, and as has been pointed out In these columns, it does not appear exclusively on the feet. The reason for this is that the term has really been applied to a group of diseases--that is to say, a condition caused by a number of different things. The cause is the infection of the skin with some form, of yeast-like or microscopic fungus mould. The eruption may appear on the feet or hands, between the thighs--in fact, nearly anywhere on the .body. Before the name "athlete's foot' came in, it was usually called "ringworm." On the feet it manifests itself either by the appearance of blisters which have intense itching, or by a redness and cracking of the skin between the toes. Many preparations have been used to help it, but in spite of their multiplicity it is inclined to be chronic and to resist treatment. Perhaps the most hopeful method is that whict! has recently been reported of the use of a mercurial preparation known as "phenylmercuric nitrate," which is put up in an ointment in a concentration of 1 to 1500. The method of preparation is described in the Journal of the American Medical association for Dec. 30, 1933. Reports from its use are very encouraging. For instance, one case reported is that of a woman who had had for 12 years a weeping, itching eruption between the toes. Nearly every form of treatment had been tried on it until the phenylmercuric nitrate ointment was used, with the result that she was cured in two weeks, with no recurrence within three months Of 262 cases of yeast or mould infection, 205 responded favorably to the use of this preparation. It is somewhat irritating in greater strength than the proportions given above, and even sometimes In that strength. Should this occur, it can be weakened. Dr. ClendeniBK QUESTIONS FROM READERS E. F.: "(1) Is boiled sauerkraut more digestible than boiled cabbage? (2) Is it true that asparagus causes or promotes kidney diseases?" Answer: (1) Digestibility of these substances depends upon their'fibrous content, which is about the same in both cases. (2) It is not true that asparagus is the cause of any kidney disease, nor need it be avoided if the kidneys do become diseased. TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Born This Date--Johannes Brahms, 1833, great composer, and wit. He used to play cham her music with his friend Billroth, Viennese surgeon whose instrument was the 'cello. They had been play ing a new sonata by Brahms. At the end Billroth cried: "My God, how you did punish that piano; . could hardly hear myself." Brahma retorted: "Luck; for you!" * * Robert Browning, b. 1812, poet. He wa six years younger than Elizabeth Barrett, his mat in a celebrated romance. * * William S. Bainbridge, b 1774, first commodore of the American navy, twic a captive of enemy commanders. * * Joseph T. "UncI Joe" Cannon, b. 1836. long time speaker of the house * * Frank "Gary" Cooper, b. 1901, cinemactor. * « Richard Walton Tully, b. 1877, dramatist--The Bird o Paradise, etc. * * Charles Lathrop Pack, b. 1857, con servationist. 1833--Abraham Lincoln, 24, got his first publi office; he was commissioned postmaster at New Salem, 111. ' « · · 1873--Salmon P. Chase, whose face you will see I ever you see a 510,000 bill, died at 65. When he was secretary of the treasury, during the war of th states, he ordered "In God We Trust" placed upon al U. S. coins. · · · 1915--Captain Schweiger of the German subma rine J-20 gave a command. A torpedo started whir ing toward a 30,000-ton target, the crack Cunard line Lusitania, one of the two fastest and finest ship afloat. In less than 20 minutes the Lusitania had dis appeared beneath oily waves 10 miles off Kinsa Head, Ireland, and the water was black with th bodies of the 1,154 victims. Among those 1,154 wer Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Elbert Hubbard, Charles Froh man, Justus Miles Forman and 110 other American EARLIER DAYS Belnj a Dally Compilation of Interesting Itenw from Ihc "Ten, Twenty and Thirty 1'ears As°" CTW «' "" Olobe-Qaiette. riirty Years Ago-Landlord Alexander of the Anderson is taking some eal comfort these days out on his farm garden north f the city. He spends a good deal of bis time there runing his sauerkraut and fondling the radish tops nd anon resting under the shade of his straw som rero. The guests of his popular hostelry are remind d of his skill as an agriculturist every time they se ooth in one of his fragrant onions. The local hotel managers are .rejoicing over th jicreased number of guests who are finding the! ·ay to their hostelries during the past few days. Fish Commissioner Lincoln has been in the city and at the lake for a few days and went to Nor prings last night, in company with Mr. Waterburj The gentlemen were in consultation, while here, wit ther of the game warden's deputies relative to th letter protection of the game, The street and alley committee has, after thoroug investigation of the walks of the city, condemne seven miles of them and ordered them replaced wit cement. Twenty Years Ago-W. J. Schliek, Ames, waa in the city Monday visi ng friends and relatives. J. G. Button, Nevada, spent Saturday here visitln friends and relatives. G. P. Dieckmarm, manager of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company, is in Chicago on msiness. Dr. Swale was in Clear Lake this morning on msiness. F. B. Rasmussen, Waterloo, spent Sunday in the city visiting friends and relatives. H. T. Reily, Omaha, Nebr., was in the city today isiting friends. J. A. Tallman, Clarion, is a guest of friends in the city. Spring issues of the Mason City-Clear Lake tele- ihone directory were being distributed today. James A. Flaherty, Philadelphia, Pa., arrived in the city yesterday. Ten Years Ago-CHICAGO--George A. Elwell, Youngstown, Ohio, ron $20,000 as the winner for the best title contest of a new magazine. The winning name was "Liberty" --the magazine will be a weekly. Pearl Sockness from St. Paul is visiting with Charles Miller and family, 412 Fifth street southwest. George C. Mauss and W. G. Close, Des Moines, have Helen Bartlett to thank for this jingle which ascribes to the month of weddings the determination as to how the marriage will turn out: .rrled In January's chilling time. dowed you'll be before your prime. arried In February's sleety weather, 16 you'll tread In tune together. arrlcd when March winds shrill and roar, ir home will be on a foreign shore. arrlcd 'neath April's changeful skies, checkered path before you llt«. arried when bees over May blossoms flit. rangers around your board will alt. arried In queen rose month at June, fe will be one long honeymoon. arried as July's flower banks blaze, tter-sweet memories In after days, arried In August heat and drowse. over and friend In your chosen spouse. arried In gold September glow, looth and serene your life will flow. arried when leaves In October thin, oil and hardship for you begin. arried In veils of November rnlst. rtune your wedding ring has kissed. arried In days of December's cheer. m-e's star shines brighter from year to year. This one has to do with the days f the week and their influence on le course of wedded life: Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the heat day all. Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, And Saturday no luck at all. And this one deals with the color f the bride's wedding garb: arrlcd In white, you hive chosen nil right. arried In green, ashamed to be Been. arrlcd In gray, you will go far away. arrlcd In red, you will wish yourself dead. arried In blue, love ever true. iarried In yellow, you're ashamed of your larrled" In^lnk, of you he'll e'er thlnlt. orrletl In black, you will wish yourself back. Being highly prosaic in my make,p, I think they're all what is popularly termed "the bunk." --o--· made reference here a few days ago to the outstanding _ record of Luther college in laseball. This was in connection ..-ith my recollection of the famous nine-brother Sorlein team (6 of them Luther graduates). I didn't go back of Luther's great howing. I merely pointed out that n competition with universities uch as Minnesota, Iowa and Nore Dame, this little northeastern owa college had more than held ts own. Behind nearly every phenomenon such as this there is a personality. At Notre Dame, Knute Rockne was he explanation of a meteoric rise n football. At Iowa, Howard Jones was the force back of a famous string of teams. At Luther, baseball owes its firm foundation to Prof. William Sihler, a former big-leaguer. S. S. (Sig) Reque has done a great job of carrying on but he would be quickest of all to give primary credit to his predecessor. Professor Sihler had not only a masterful understanding of base ball; he had the ability to teach and to inspire those about him. This was true of his teaching on the base, ball field and it was true of his teaching In the language classroom. I talked not long ago with one of his former baseball players. The conversation drifted to his coaching methods. "I'll never forget," this Luther graduate said, "how Professor Sihler taught me to field a ground ball. I was trying out for an infield position and the balls kept getting away from me. Prof, watched me for a while and then beckoned me over to him. " 'The trouble with you,' he drawled, "is that you don't keep your glove to the ground. You can bring your hands up quicker than you can put them down. I guess it's because of an instinct to protect yourself.' "That's the best advice I ever had with regard to fielding a ground ball. It was typical of the sound methods employed by Professor Sihler. All who have played under him have the greatest respect for him and his ability." A story like this could be written about "Doc" Dorman of Upper Iowa, who is still on the job after more than 20 years of continuous service. noted in a Chicago paper that four Chicagoans were _ sitting in a tavern during the early hours of Friday, April 20. They were talking about a triple execution, scheduled at dawn--in the county jail. "Let's go," said one. "Wo can crash the gates!" So they started off in their car to see three men burned to death by raw lightning. Enroute they crashed Into a truck at a street intersection. Their car was hurled against a lamp post-with terrific force. Three of the occupants were killed outright. The survivor claimed the truck was running too fast. The truck operator claimed the other car was exceeding the speed limit. There was carelessness somewhere. But this much is definitely known--instead of witnessing the jail execution three of the four occupants participated in their own. And instead of crashing the jail jates, they crashed the Gates Ajar! --o-am grateful to F. E. C. for directing my attention to an error which occurred in this department a few days ago. In referring to the North Western railroad's "train control" safety device, I referred to that company's main line as extending between Denver and Chicago. F. E. C. sends along a map to show that the North Western line extends no further west than Omaha and that the Rock Island Is the "only railroad operating from Maaon City to,Colorado on Its own rails." I gtana'dorrected. BY FREDERIC' J. MASK IN", DIRECTOR GLOBE -GAIEITE INFORMATION DUREftU IN WASHINGTON Are more children being adopted from Institutions than formerly? F. G. On the basis of a survey of 13 cities, tlie Children's Bureau finds the number of children in institutions declined by seven per cent during the year ending' last June, while the number of those in foster homes increased by 11 per cent. Why are the Virgin Islands so named? R. C. Discovered by Columbus in 1193 and named Las Virgines In honor of St. Ursula and her companions. Are tides perceptible In the Great Lakes? R- C. They are practically tideless. some observers claim to have found true tidal pulsations said to amount to three inches at spring tide at 0 _ - - - . called on friends and associates in business Tuesday. Chicago. Secondary undulations of a Dr. C. B. Dakin and Dr. W. E. Long are in Des | few m i nu tes in period ranging from Moines attending the annual meeting of the Iowaj State Medical association. Mrs. C. Fatland and daughter, Renee, 411 Tyler .venue southwest, are spending the week as guests of relatives in Eagle Grove. J. E. Williams and L. L. Hayden, lawyers, have dissolved partnership and from now on will maintain separate practices. Col. Robert W. Stewart, chairman of the board of directors of the Standard Oil company of Indiana, will be the speaker at the final Chamber of Commerce fellowship dinner of the season, Thursday, May 18. ONCE OVERS 1 By J. 3. MONDT CONSIDER YOUR ESCORT'S INCOME Parents of daughters of society age should not permit them to accept favors from young men who cannot afford the outlay. It is easy for a father to learn something about the Income of the young men who are their daughter's escorts. He should explain to his daughter the reasons why she should not permit expenditures which are out of proportion to the income of the young man. Many young men make their first dishonest step in their efforts to procure money with which to give their girl friends a good time. And it is true, unfortunately, that some girls favor the young fellows who spend the most money for their pleasure. One who regulates his expenditures according to his income is given little consideration by such girls. Girls at college who accept many invitations from young men students should realize that the money spent was probably provided ny someone at home. Girls ought to have some consideration for fathers. Many fathers are having a hard time earning their son's way through college. (Copyright, 1934, King Features Syndicate, Jnc.) Scriptural Thought--The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust In the Lord shall be safe.--Proverbs 29:25. 1 to 4 inches are well marked. How many chambers in the famous Egyptian labyrinth? R. G. It contained 3,000 chambers. Who first explored Carsbad Cav- rns? F. C. J. First explored and partially mapped by Dr. W. T. Lee. The mam cave is about '··. mile in width; ength unknown; 2 miles have been penetrated. The temperature never varies from 56 degrees. What Is potlatclt? F. The word is derived from a Chinook word meaning gift. A potlatch is a feast at which the host gives away most of his goods to Ills tribesmen as an evidence of his greatness. The custom was general among Indians from Puget sound to Southern Alaska, but led to such disturbances it has- been forbidden by the Canadian Government. How many questions should a person ask in one letter? A. D. If the questions pertain to one i subject, three or four may be in- j eluded. Otherwise it is better to write seperate letters as It causes delay in passing the letter from one department to another. Address your letter to this paper's Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C., including coin or stamp for reply. Can batting order in a baseball game bo shifted after the game begins? B. W. Batting must remain tho same as when handed to the umpire. There may be substitutions but not shifts. Whnt is the difference in relative plant value of nn equal amount of rain as compared with well, artesian or city reservoir water? H. McG. The bureau of plant Industry says that generally speaking, there is no difference in relative plant food value. The amount of chlorine cres- ent in some city water is so small as to be entirely negligible with regard to watering plants. It is only in the case of some waters of the southwest which are likely to contain too great amounts of such poisonous substances as boron that care must be taken In the use of such water for plant purposes. What Is the term applieed to a largo outdoor cage where birds are kept? B. G. An aviary. What Is the French republic motto? I* M. Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite-- Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. It was adopted in the first revolution in 1789. Where are answers obtained to questions submitted to your bu- The staff of researchers visit the libraries, the various departments of the government, the embassies and legations, or use the telephone when the answers are not immediately available. Write your questions plainly and inclose coin or stamp for return postage. Address this newspaper's Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director. Washington, D. C. Where was Lynn Fontanne born ? H. M. In London, England. She went on the stage at 11. She came to America to play with Laurette Taylor in "The Wooing of Eve." She wat married to Alfred Lunt In 1921. AUNT HET By Robert Guillen "I ain't acctisin' anybody at my party, but I don't see how anybody could think a Madiera napkin was her handkerchief."

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