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5V--g, X X - t f I f MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 19 · 1937 . j MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER' Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-liJ East State Street Telephone No. 3BOQ Entered as second-class mailer April 17, 1930. at the post- office at.Mason City. Iowa, under Ihe act of March 3. IB70. LEE P. LOOMIS - - - - - 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 oi all news dispatches credited news. Full leased wire service, by United Press. MEMBER,'IOWA.DAILY PHESS ASSOCIATION, with DCS Moines news and business offices at.405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDB MASON CITi.' AND "CLEAR LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITY Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear Lake. 1 by tile year '. 57.00 by the weeX .5 .15 OUTSIDE 1011 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AXO MINNESOTA Per year by carrier ....S7.00 By mail 6 months S7.15 Per week by carrier ....S .13 By mail 3 months sl.aO Per year by mail- So.OQ By mail 1 month S .50 IV ALL STATES OTHEH THAN IOWA ANB MINNESOTA Per j r $300 6 months. .54.30 3 months. :s2.50 1 month. .51.00 A Safety Job Well Done A BRIEF two years ago in this department there appeared an editorial pointing a finger of: censure at Iowa's capital city because of its miserable accident record. Out of some 40 cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket, Des Moines' Ehowing was the saddest, or nearly so. In common fairness, therefore, we are pleased to give space to a happy sequel to the'story related at that time. Des Moines now has the distinction of having reduced its automobile fatalities by a larger percentage last year than any other city of its population class in America. . Although .the federal bureau of census recently ranked Omaha ahead of Des Moines in percentage of fatality reduction, Harry Stedman, city traffic engineer in the Iowa capital, reports that adjusted figures show a scant margin for Des Moines. According to Mr. Stedman, long regarded as one of .the country's most intelligently devoted advocates of safety, the nation-pacing auto fatality reduction in Des Moines is' an achievement .of'the earnest and organized accident prevention campaign conducted under the direction of the Des Moines Safety Council and the' city's police department. To draw on a story on the subject in a recent issue of the Des Moines Tribune: "The safety program which achieved the automobile accident death decrease for Des Moines was directed in three separate phases, Stedman, who is, the safety council's executive agent, explained. The phases were engineering, .enforcement and education, he said. "Under the engineering phase, the safety program accomplished, with the co-operation of the streets department, the cutting back of corners at nearly 40 street intersections. Cutting back corners reduced congestion at important intersections and 'reduced visibility hazards, Stedman said. Studies also were made of ?high accident' intersections which enabled more effective, police supervision, he said. Also included in the engineering features ot the program were the opening of Hickman road, Second street and Hardihgj road -as - through^thoroughfares,-relieving congestion. in previously j'existing arteries, Stedman declared; "In the' enforcement phase of the program, Stedman continued, the police department instituted the strictest anti-speeding campaign in the department's history. Stedman added that state highway patro" officers materially- aided police traffic officers in traffic enforcement. Municipal judges, co-operating in the rigid speed law enforcement, adopted a fine schedule which was adhered to generally throughout the year. The speeding penalty schedule, stilt'in effect, is; "One dollar for each mile an hour in excess o speed limit (15 miles in business and school dis tricts, 25 in residence sections) up to 40 miles ar hour. . · . · ·· . . ' . . ' , "Between 41 and 45 miles an hour, $25 fine. "Between 46 and 50 miles an hour, $50 fine. "Between 51 and GO miles an hour, 5100 fine. "Above 60 miles an hour, 30 days in jail with 'out privilege of paying fine. "Under the program's education phase, polic officers delivered scores of accident prevention talks throughout the city, Stedman continued. H said 108 such talks/were made at grade schools, 1 at high schools, 50 at Parent Teacher associatio: meetings, 12 at assemblies of truck drivers and 2 before civic clubs. Twenty-five traffic safety ad dresses were broadcast by radio stations. "'I think the fundamental thing behind th improvement of the fatality record is the genera increase in public understanding, of the traffi problem. All the undertakings of the year's safety program had a part in achieving that,' Stedma observed." . i On a number of occasions leaders In the De Moines safety cause have volunteered the infor mation that the scorching, editorial in this depart ment heretofore referred to was a principal facto in stnnrig the Des Moines community to a fronta attack on its accident problem. If that be tru we're gratified. But whether it is or not, we ar pleased to give credit here for a-job extremely we! done. Our salute to M. C'. Nelson, Chief Henry Albers, Lieut. Roger West, Harry Stedman, Dea Schooler, Dr. Denman, Walter Ferrell, John Adam and all the others who have been out there i front in this safety achievement. It Must Be Free A LWAYS great value attaches to the iestimon " o f a reluctant witness, and that is' exactly th category in which belongs the attack by Senate Burton K, Wheeler'of Montana on the president 1 plan to enlarge the supreme court. Wheeler, democrat,' who generally gives active support t new deal projects, wants to go along with his party lie finds he i^ruict because he believes the presi dent has been ii.d'.nea t= try to make the suprem court subservient to himself, says Mr. Wheeler: "He is today the house of representatives and, t a large extent the senate of the United States, say that because if the members ot ,the house o representatives or the senate voted their true con victions there wouldn't be a chance in the worl for this,bili increasing the supreme court to pas either house of congress." The Montanan is probably right in believing supreme court of 15 members couW .-lot act a expeditiously as a court of nine membeis. That i also the view of Felix Frankfurter of tht Harvar law school, who long has been looked upon as close adviser of the president. Senator Wheeler is in disagreement with th supreme court majority in several of its lecent de cisions, but he demonstrates the thoroughness o his thinking by saying ho would prefer loViavc th court disagree with him than lose its cherished in dependence. Better no court at all than a court which is rubber stamp for the executive. That is the es ^sence of the whole case against rushing, .('aroug ''* the'.Hposeveit-Cummiiigs .program.. ..·.,, : - . ·// ·: Five sentences almost identical with some con- ined in an article by Stuart Chase have been iund in the president's last fireside chat. But !r. Chase is absolved of blame because he wrote s article first. Best quip o£ the week: Geoi-ge Moriarty, nation- ly known baseball umpire, stranded in a strike- ddled Detroit hotel: "I've 'been calling strikes for ears, but this one came so fast that I couldn't even it coming." , What if all time moved as slowly as the 10 sec- nds you occasionally--only occasionally--have to ait for a response from the telephone operator? If a real estate boom isn't just around the corner, 1 the signs which have meant something are no mger to be relied upon. · It's just a difference of viewpoint. For the aseball player it's "holdout;" for the club owner 's "holdup." · · Alas, high speeding and low breeding too often eem to go hand in hand. The next generation may be worrying about 3-40 decisions. « DAILY SCRAP BOOK . ... . . . by Scott PROS and CONS WORLD WHER-tCOAJ- \$ FOUMO iOOKE-O j_tKE.''ftlS PURlN^.'fi\E. CoAi- PE.B-IOP OBSERVING 1 F YOUR COMPETITION IS'TRpUBLING YOU? Verne Marshall in Cedar Rapids Gazette: By he way, folks, if you want the state to give you rejection against competitors .you don't like, -fig- re out a way to ask for it as a "public health meas- :i-e." That scheme is getting a big play at Des loines this winter, as it has during several re- ent sessions of the general assembly.. Business and professional groups with axes to ;rind are back at the state house with another landful o£ bills allegedly, conceived to protect the mblic health, but actually purposed to rid their ponsors of irritating competitors, or restrict prac- ices that have nothing whatever to do with the icalth problem. . . ' Admittedly, there are quacks in the professions ind crooks in business. Where existing laws are nadequate to protect the public -against them, the tatutes should be strengthened; but. not under sub- rfuges such as that which uses the department of jealth as a spearhead for legislation whose real lurposes is disguised. . Price-fixing legislation under any other name till is price-fixing. And quacks still are quacks, o matter what the law, Unless the members of heir profession see to it that they are exposed. This arely happens. Every city has its share ot crooks and shysters who get by only because their col- eagues permit it, regardless of their interest in he "public health." ' MAYBE THIS EXPLAINS'IT ALL Burlington Hawkeye-Gazette: The final touch o this. strange and unprecedented attack by the hief executive upon the supreme judicial autlior- ty is found when, in conclusion, the president seeks o reassure those who feel concern lest a radical hange in the relations of the presidency and the upreme court imperil their civil and religious lib- rties, by offering, in lieu of the constitutional guarantees, his own personal guarantee that their lib- ·rties are safe in his hands! Perhaps the secret of this strange crisis in our national life is to be found in that last paragraph. .-=.: 'FOR- AN JNDEpENDEWr DEPARTMENT. Iowa City Press-Citizen:Another section which he senate struck out but which might have been well to include was that establishing a separate motor vehicle department in the state government. It would seem .that a separate department would _;p for more effective handling of the state's motor situation, but perhaps the increased patrol force will be a step in that direction as well as a move o increase the degree of enforcement to a higher lane. . A1RP1AHES ·oF 1908 HAP PROPELX-ER^ WILL THE NEW BILL DO THIS? Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Our statisticians liave just looked up from their desks to announce that more people were killed in January in automobile accidents than during any previous January. There is just one question that the senate bill must answer: Will it cut down this terrible toll? DIET and HEALTH Bj- LOCSAN CI.EJCDENING, 31. D. YOUR CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING Clear Lake Reporter: Besides about 38,000 fatal auto accidents last year, there were 967,840 people injured, many of whom will be cripples all their lives. It's about time | were doing something about it. Better join the Cerro Gordo county safety council, . CHILDHOOD ILL NOT DANGEROUS O NE OF THE leading children's specialists in New York used to say that when a mother came to his office and told him that her baby was constipated, his reply was, "Mother, you ought to get down on your knees and thank the Lord." Diarrhea kills more babies than anything else. Constipation has probably never been responsible for a single death. For many months of the baby's life it takes little else but milk. Fruit' juices, and pureed vegetables are added quite early nowadays because of the low iron content in milk, but all of these have little residue and water matter, and theretore, are constipating diets. On this formula sheet, which Dr. M. C. Overton of Lubbock, Texas, gives to mothers, he'has printed in large type "the sentence: REMEMBER, CONSTIPATION IS DESIRABLE IN BABIES.. There can be extreme degrees of constipation in which the stool is hard and dry and can be expelled only with difficulty. In this case a change in the formula, changing the type of sugar, or the use Q£ a supposUol . y or soap st ick is indicated. It is sometimes said that suppositories cause the child to form the habit of needing such help; that it will never have a normal stool. This, however, is not true, because as the child grows older ' ' ' more, aid. "POLITICAL SPOILSMAN" Lake Mills Graphic: The real fact is that Governor Kraschel is a political spoilsman. He has started to wield the ax even on those departments removed by law as far from politics as possible. INCOME TAX REASON THOUGHT Marshalltown Times-Hepublican: When you pay your.state income tax just look your check over again and ask yourself, "Is that hay?" NUMBHR^NE . " Rolfe Arrow: The first sit down strike of the present series was inaugurated by the supreme court of the United States. and its diet increases and it moves about the bowels will act without any artificial EDITOR'S MAIL BAG THREE BALKY MULES ROCHESTER, Minn.--In his victory dinner speech, WE-Must-Act-Now, President Roosevelt likened .our national governing bodies to a threc- horse-team--the legislative, the executive, and the judiciary, each representing one horse. But, perhaps the term mule, would more accurately describe tlie team. In the- drivers seat are the owners of different fields to be plowed. In the middle is one corpulent, portly fellow who does most of the driving. His name is Mr. Banker, and somehow he seems to have a great influence over the mules, especially the one in the middle. In March 1933, the fields of Mr. Banker, and those of his close relatives, Mr. Insurance Company and Mr. Railroad, were in terrible condition because of neglect and mismanagement. This trio held the whip and the reins; assumed the driving, and their fields were plowed in fine shape. And since then have been fertilized with more than 15 billion dollars in tax-exempt bonds, that must be paid from the meager incomes of Mr. Farmer and Mr. Toiler. In May 1033, Mr. Toiler got hold of one of the reins and pulled the nigh mule into one of his fields that would have provided for three billion dollars in currency with which to retire interest- bearing, tax-exempt bonds. But the. mule in the middle balked, and nothing was done. Later, Mr. Soldier pulled the nigh mule into the Patman bonus bill field. But again the middle mule balked furiously, and nothing was done until Mr. Banker got his cut-in, while the middle mule still balked. Again, when Mr. Farmer tried to get his Frazier- Lemke bill field plowed, the middle mule kicked over the traces, and pulled the nigh mule with him. Recently the middle mule has been kicking the off mule so furiously that we are getting nowhere. The only fields that have been plowed are the vast expanses of Mr. Banker, Mr. Insurance Company and other big business, while the fields of Mr. Farmer and Mr, Toiler are left untouched, except for additional liens to Mr. Banker. So mucli for the ·three-mule-team. ' '«;' : - : · - . : . ( . J . ·s., a, SANDERSON,:;;, Medicine or laxative drugs should never be used with a child as a habit, and only under tlie most extreme circumstances anyway. Cathartics are irritating to the tender mucous lining of the stomach and bowels of a young child, and may even cause loss of blood. Many experiments have been performed to show that constipation itself does not result in ill healtl' in children. One pediatrician in New York wen so far as to give medicine to a number of childrei to keep them constipated, and in spite of the fact that they had a stool only every four or five days ithey remained in good health with a feeling of well being. , There is no rule lor a child, any more than there is for an adult, as to the number of stools i should have per day. For some children it is jus as normal to have a stool every other day as it is for others to have a stool every day. Constipation in older children is usually due to carelessness. They are too busy to regard the call In these cases the development of habit time anc a slight change in diet is all that is necessary foi treatment. Applesauce and green vegetables are better than laxatives. An apple at bedtime is jus as valuable in keeping the doctor away in children as it is in adults. QUESTIONS FROM HEADERS H. S. M.: "Is it a good practice for my husband to use ordinary vaseline daily on his hair as i dressing? My husband's hair keeps thinning in spit of this treatment." Answer: Vaseline will do his hair no harm even if used daily, but it is not likely that it will pre vent the hair falling out. ''^^^*.'t^/:"'r^^'- '".^r.'/^.V"- iri '-'V-''^'"i''i" : ^^'·''·--' / ' / - r ' l %'. 1 '^-':' r - V . . ' - r ' -'·"'' ',1^'' -r';'"}; i; . ''^''·'· .-"'::· I:"'-" 1 -' '·' V ', TOMORROW By CLARK K I N X A I U D N otable Births--Lauritz Melchior, b. 1890, an Beniamino Gigli, b. 1890, also world famous op eratic tenors . . . Paul Sophus Epstein, b. 1883 famed physicist of California institute of technol ogy . . . Wilfred John Funk, b. 1883 in Brooklyn publisher who organized that Literary Digest pol" March 20, 1825--First ship to pass through Eri canal, arrived at New York. March 20, 1852--Uncle Tom's Cabin first ap peared in book-form. March 20, 1886--The. first alternating electri plant in the world, began operations at Great Bar rington. Mass. · Marcli 20, 1011--The first county farm agent, H. Barren, began his duties in Broome county, Ne\ York. March 20, 1327--Albert Snyder was killed in hi home in New York by his wife, Ruth, and Jud Gray, on the twenty-eighth anniversary of the firs electric chair execution'of a woman. ONE IWINUTE PULPIT--He that observelh the'wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the' clouds shall not reap.--Ecclesia5tes ; ;ll:4. Z^?V??r??"?":,:'^¥?i' EARLIER DAYS-IN MASON Missouri Woman Solon Slaps Alimony Racket think it's significant that the only woman member of Missouri state assembly introduced and procured passage through the lower house of a bill abolishing alimony in certain circumstances. No divorced person who has been married less than five years, who has had no children, and who has not become incapacitated during the marriage, will be entitled to alimony in Missouri if the bill becomes law. This seems like a sound companion piece to the law, adopted in a number of states recently, forbidding "breach of promise" or "heart balm" suits. It is aimed at a racket which is only less offensive than the breach of promise racket. Many a wife has made a good thing, even a life-time income, of alimony, ruining the life of her former husband for no better reason than that she refused to accept the responsibilities of matrimony. The courts are filled with such cases, and in many states the jails are full of husbands imprisoned on contempt orders because they could not Iteep up with their ex-wives' demands for continuous payments for "services not rendered.'' The bill wisely excludes where there are children. In such instances, o£ course, it is up to the father to support his offspring. In fact, that is the only legitimate interest the state must seek to preserve in cases of divorce. If two people cannot get along together, that is their business, and it does not serve public policy, in the absence of children, to give one of the parties a life-long mortgage on the other. _o-Would Brand AH Who Engage in Accidents salute a worthy "partner from Dunlap, hirly Years Agro-Ed Marsh returned to his home in Austin, Minn., iday. Mrs. J. C. Wiley went to Foslville today on a isit. J. H, Anundson is visiting in Mexico. H. G. Selby ot Albert Lea, Minn., visited rela- ves in the city yesterday. Harry Cure returned to Albert Lea, Minn., to- ay following a visit in the city. .'. . ' A dog which gave unmistakable signs of being lad, frightened the people on Powder street tada-v, nd for a time was the center urore. of a considerable iventy Years Ago---.. WASHINGTON--New, aggressive actions to SSggin safety" * as ^. Iowa, who that rotect American shipping against German subma- ines appears certain as the result of yesterday's inking: of three unarmed American merchantmen ith the possible loss of American lives. Calling: t an extra session of congress before April 16 ooms up as the strongest possibility. Cecilia Morgan spent the week-end visiting rel- tives at Charles City. Mrs. J. Heffner and Mrs. Helene Grummon eft last night for Des Moines. J. D: Markwood is at Minneapolis today on a usiness trip. E. G. Dunn visited yesterday with his mother 1 Swalcdale. S. "K.. Wright of Britt is a business visitor in the ity. Ten Years Ago-C. L. Kersey is transacting business in Decorah oday. Mrs. Dora Stoddard returned yesterday from Boscobel, Wis., where she visited with relatives. L. E. Valentine made a business trip to Hampton ·esterday. The junior college negative team defeated the Des Moines university negative in a dual debate yesterday afternoon, while the local affirmative squad lost in a debate at Des Moines with the Des VIoines U. affirmative team. On the local winning team were George Hill, James McDonald and Sarah Tamres. IOWA CITY--Burlington eliminated Boone 21 to 18; Muscatirie beat Oskaloosa 22 to 9; Ida Grove nosed out Missouri Valley 18 to 17, and Vinton de- ieated Spirit Lake 17 to 13 in first round games of the state high school basketball tournament today. Mrs. J. W. McGuire of Sanborn is visiting with friends and relatives.in the city today. more than a million miles of driving, he has never figured in any type of highway mishap or accident. Although he admits that Lady Luck has no doubt played is considerable part in his excellenl record, it is more reasonable to believe that those million murder- less miles can be attributed to the fact that: "I always drive with the idea in mind that there is always an accident ahead .,. . don't let it happen!" This department's corresponded is A. L. Coil, instigator of the plan to brand or mark the cars of al reckless drivers. He would have a white stripe, 4 inches d e e p slapped on the rear of every car whose driver had been the caus of a highway accident. In case thi same driver figured in anothei mishap, declared to be his fault a black square would be placed ii the stripe. A year o£ safe driving woulc call for the removal of one o liese squares . . . or the stripe, IE here had been/only one offense. Mr. Coil no doubt is right when e says that the exacting of fines rom reckless drivers isn't the so- ution . . . no more than it is for iutlawing the bootlegger. "Furthermore," says our Dunap friend, "such a brand would lurt their pride. In case they got nto another jam, the highway pa- rohnan or motorist would have the record in plain sight. Moreover, the patrolman could see hese stripes from his mirror after meeting cars going at excessive rates of speed, could turn around and put on the heat." _Although Mr. Coil thinks he's' 'got something" there, as a quiet ip to a fellow safety campaigner, le says he's too modest about his plan even to mention it to his neighbors. There is virtue in modesty, all ight, Friend Coil, but never be too modest to put forward a plan that you think will help save lives. This writer has never considered t an affront to his (?) modesty o hail any plan which embodied .he idea of saving lives . . .especially on the highways. Mason City Needing Some Outsklrt Roads that the plan of giving Mason City an outskirt highway routing may have some earnest consideration before public works spending goes out of style. What an aid it would be to downtown traffic if through traffic north and south could be-diverted to a road connecting No, 65 at the Crystal sugar plant with Nineteenth street somewhere near the Odd Fellows home. How helpful it would be if this south Clear Lake pavement could be connected with No. 18 somewhere in the vicinity of Taylor bridge, east of Mason City. Some will cling to the antiquated argument that this would lose business for downtown Mason City but this argument will find no support among those who have given thoughtful study to the question. The issue is much more important than this and should have the most earnest consideration of city and highway authorities. --o-For the Benefit of Our Teacher Guests --j,a^ offer this one for the bene- f|||gSfit of Mason City's hon- «e*S?" ored guests this week. It happened at another convention of-teachers. A'speaker'rose and* '--* delivered a "pep" talk, ending with a toast, using clear, cold water: "Long live the teachers of this great state." ' Whereupon an underfed, shaky little woman stood up and inquired: "What on?" Answers to Questions By FRKDERIC .T. HASKIN TLEASE NOTE--A reader can get the answer to any question ot fact ij- writlnff Hie Mason City Globe-Gazelle's I n f o r m a t i o n Bureau, Frcfleric .r. nai. kin. Director, Washington, D. C. Please send three H) cents postage f a r reply. When did Katherine Mansfield ALL OF US I!j- MARSHALL MASI.IN BUSY DAY AT THREE-AND-A-HALF TWIR. THREE-AND-A-HALF had a very busy day. 1V1 jje awoke at dawn and called for his parents and demanded toys and books and other things to play with in his bed . . . And then he demanded to get up and go downstairs and see his dog and. his cat and his sisters and "play around a little bit." And then he had his brealifast and he dawdled as usual and drove the ofticial feeder crazy. He had a sunbath and he yowled when he was told he'd have to put his socks and sho^s on all by hi in self he said he was just a little hoy . . . but he put them on, just the same . . . And then he went shopping with- his mother and in one stove he poked a dog with a newspaper ^nd a woman frowned at him and said "Don't do that!" (but he grinned at her) . . . and at another store he collected a lot ot price tags from the vegetable bins, but'-his mother didn't know 'till it was too late . . . And at the bakery he had an amazing attack of shyness and wouldn't say thank you for a cooky (so he didn't get it) ... And then he came home again and ran wild around the house with his pup and had a very interesting conversation with the iceman and the milkman--but decided he didn't want to be the iceman's little boy because his mother-r needed him. Then he had lunch and dawdled some more and demanded a straw for his milk and threw food from his plate to the dog (which he isn't supposed to do) and--there are too many "ands" in this, but that's and how a small boy's activities flow together then he had a nap. After his nap he said he didn't want his orange juice, but he had it, just the same, and turned on the radio and turned it off again and played with a marble game and rough-housed his sisters and fooled with the piano and went for a little walk with his sister and came back all pink and strutting and teased the cat and washed his hands and ate his dinner (and dawdled again) and took his cod liver oil (very nicely) and then ho had his bath and now he's gone happily off to bed-And what blessed'peace has descended on tho house where Mr. .Three-and-a-Half is king! He had a very busy day . . . You say he had "a very busy day?" . . . Well, what kind of day do you think'his mother had? v ··.··.:''.'. .·:':'· · ' · ' : . ' - ' . ' · ' : ' ' ; · ' ·.':·:' die? E. H. The writer died at Avon, near Fontainebleau, France, Jan. 9, 1923. Her gravestone is inscribed with the words, "Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety." Docs thorough cooking of pork destroy its flavor? E. S. Thorough cooking develops the rich flavor and is advisable for hygienic reasons. What state in the New England and Middle Atlantic states is first in fur production? IV. O. New York ranks first. The Adirondacks. section of this state is particularly important. Is the first Mrs. Simpson employed? W. H. Mrs Simpson runs a personal service bureau in New York City. She lias two daughters, Cynthia Dechert by her first husband, and Audrey, by Ernest Simpson. What are castles in the air? D. S. Visionary projects, day-dreams, fine imaginings. In fairy tales, castles appear at a word, and vanish as readily. How many telephone calls made dally,in U. S.? R. S. Approximately 79,000,000. The daily calls originating in 1,500,000 telephones in the five boroughs of New York City number close to 8,000,000. How old was Helen Keller when her education was begun? W. R. Until she was 7, no serious attempt was made toward her education. At that age she was placec in charge of the late Anne Sullivan of the Perkins institute of the blind, who came to her home. How much financial loss caused by the depression? I/. A. The international labour office at Geneva has estimated that, for all countries involved, the loss was $176,000,000,000. Do any colleges have students living in trailers? J. T. At the edge of the State Agricultural college campus at Logan Utah, students have' developed a trailertown where 44 students minimize their expenses by living in this manner. Does Germany have a. sterilization law? M. K. A law for prevention of inherited disease in posterity was promulgated, effective Jan. 1, 1934 It provides that persons suffering from hereditary disease may by surgical operation be rendercc sterile ii the experience of medica science shows it probable theii offspring would suffer from bodily or mental defects. It applies to cases o_£ : congenital fcebleminded- :ancn, hereditary blindness and deafness, serious hereditary bodily malformation, and chronic alcohol- sm. Compulsory emasculation of dangerous sexual criminals is also ordered. How many languages does King Farouk of Egypt speak? H. M. The 17 year old king is an accomplished linguist and speaks English, French and Arabic fluent- y. What is Well wine? W. M. The highly alcoholic first distil- ation from fermented mash in making whisky or brandy. What is the small pointed gardening tool used to make holes for transplanting? S. N. A dibble. Wliut is flic state that observes Mothcr-in-Law day? II. J. Texas observed March 6 as Mother-in-Law day. Governor AllreJ, in a proclamation, asked that honor be paid these women for their sympathy, long-suffering · and expensive help given newlyweds ot every generation. _ ness.-irisaaity, :Cp_ilepsy,_St. ^Vjjus's 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 page 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 in the 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 bring this booklet. Use coupon; home. There Tlie Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cenls in coin carefully wrapped in paper) for the booklet, "Care o£ Pets." Name ..,.,,,.... Street City State ·.. · (Mail.to.Washington, D. C;)

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