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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREK MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEE SYNDICATE NEWSFAl'EB Issued Every Week Day by tt« MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMFANX 21-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3801) L E E P . LOOMIS . - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOxD L. GEER - 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. ment conditions will grow worse Instead of better un- css the Japanese competition Is lessened. The Geneva labor conference and England's ultimatum to Japan have brought the imports question nto the foreground. It is a problem to which our government must devote immediate consideration. The United States must be as prompt as England in .protecting its labor against an industrial produc- :iveness based on such low labor costs as now exists in Japan. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Lake. . i .It Mason city ana Clear Lake, Mason City ana Clear by tho year $7.00 by the week OUTSIDE MASON CITY 4NO CLEAR LAKE Her year Dy carrier .... 57.00 By mall 6 months Per week by carrier .... $ .15 By roall 3 months Per year by mall 54.00 By mall 1 montb ..... OUTSIDE 100 MILK ZONE Fer y«ar,. 56.00 six months....53.00 Three months.--51.73 . 52.01) . J1.2S , $ .51) It is noble to grant life to the vanquished. '--STATICS TOWARD A DICTATORSHIP S TOCK raisers and those connected with meat processing now understand why newspapers, as well as the legitimate food and drug industry, were opposed to the Tugwell plan, labeled-as the Copeland bill, under which a Washington bureaucrat was made prosecuting attorney, judge, jury and executioner, with life and death power over legitimate industry and quack alike. Under the Smith act, which has been considered and reported favorably by the senate committee on agriculture after a secret hearing, the secretary of agriculture is established as a dictator. It was only under the pressure of rigorous protest that a decision was reached to hold public hearings, beginning on this day. In the case of the Copeland bill, the. dictatorial control 'was to be exercised through restrictions on advertising imposed at the will of the department of agriculture and without a specific schedule of conditions established in written law. It was argued that nothing evil was intended, the orthodox argument for "benevolent dictatorship." Why then was there the insistence on being cloaked with a power that was never to be used? Why not a continued attack on quack remedies and impure foods through an extension of the existing pure food act? In the case of-the Smith bill, the secretary of agriculture is given authority to license all processors, distributors and others handling agricultural commodities or allied products in interstate commerce. Here again it is a blanket authority, based upon the secretary's discretion rather than upon a definite statute that can be read and complied with in advance by those affected by it. There is no intention here to argue with the intent of the bill. We admit a certain degree of dubiety with respect to several phases of the Wallace philosophy and technic but we have never doubted that he was passionately sincere in his devotion to agriculture's advancement. Our quarrel is with a method which violates and affronts the American ideal of a representative democracy, as distinguished from the rule by dictatorship which has spread a net over nearly all of Europe within the past fifteen years. PERTINENT or IMPERTINENT The Northwood Anchor commenting o'n our suggestion that the old spinning wheel and the wagon wheel are beginning to show the effects of too much usage by radio crooners, says: "Well, since Annie doesn't live here any more, maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to send them out to recuperate with her in the old home on the range." It's more than a coincidence that our foreign market was greatest at the time we were lending the money with which foreign countries could buy our goods. If most of Senator Couzens' great wealth wasn't in tax-exempt securities, he might feel differently about taxing great wealth. Dan Turner stands first in the memory contest. He can remember eight major accomplishments of his administration. That which looks at first like a "new freedom" often turns out to be just a new set of bosses. Modern logic: Exercising violently to reduce and then eating twice as much as a result. OTHER VIEWPOINTS /^OWN;at Cedar.Rapids last week one of the prin- " cipal spokesmen for putting the Congregational churches of Iowa behind a plan which would withhold a patriotic support of even a defensive war was a Des Moines preacher. His own mandate for this position was based on a vote in his church in which a scant one-fifth of its members chose to participate. That, it strikes us, is fragile authority for a policy which involves our very continued existence as a nation. It invites the question whether sometimes our preachers aren't just a bit too aggressive in making up the minds of their parishioners concerning matters which savor more of patriotism and practical sense than of religion, or even theology. Fortunately this movement for an extremist position with respect to future defense of country was beaten--by one lone vote. Perhaps the narrow margin by which they were saved from taking a position which doesn't square with Americanism will stimulate in Congregational laymen a demand that matters pertaining only indirectly to the church be not made a part of church policy. Surely there is enough work to be done within the church realm. This policy advocated by the Des Moines pastor stands on two broken reeds. In the first place, it assumes .there are some who relish the idea of sending their sons into battle, that there are some who think more highly of war than preachers. Secondly, it assumes that the mere saving that this country will not fight guarantees us against having to fight. The world situation at this moment indicates, if it doesn't prove, that the exact opposite of this latter is true. Churches are not. going to increase their prestige or influence by setting up a credo which forces the individual member to foreswear one of his fundamental obligations as an American citizen, that of defending his country. THE CKESS PATROL PLAN Algona Upper Des Moines: George Patterson, Kossuth's candidate for lieutenant governor, and G. E. Cress, former sheriff of Cerro Gordo county, are conceded to be the two strongest candidates for the republican nomination to that post. Just as Mr. Patterson has his own platform, based on taxes, Mr. Cress has his, based on highway safety and the idea of coordinating several units of government under the highway patrol, at less cost than is at present the se. Cress' idea is this. He would eliminate the state scales testing jobs, the state vehicle department jobs for inspectors and one or two other units now in existence, and supplant and co-ordinate these into the state highway patrol system. The state patrol would operate from central headquarters at Des Moines, and 6 or 8 subdistrict stations about the state. Their duties would be to patrol the highways, inspect scales, watch for motor vehicle violations, and act as state law enforcement officers. The best part of the Cress plan is that if put into effect, each subdistrict patrol office would be connected by teletype to the central office. Robberies, disorders, troubles of a more serious nature, would be sent to state headquarters, and relayed out to the subdistrict stations. Twenty men would be in touch with each subdistrict office at all times, and .could be concentrated in a few minutes where disorder or crime had been reported. An organized group of men could be immediately on the job. Today, sheriffs bear the brunt of this type of work. They are not equipped to handle it. Their force is small, and they are not co-ordinated. Cress has an idea, a development from the highly efficient forms of state patrol now in operation in Pennsylvania and New York state. And, to be efficient, the force should not be on a political appointment basis, but under a civil service ruling of some sort. Whether or not Mr. Cress, if' nominated, and elected, could get the legislature to approve, is another matter, but he has a worthwhile idea. · TWO MORE FROM IOWA Burlington Hawkeye-Gazette: "Iowa hicks" are again in the limelight. First comes a Hawkeye state livestock shipper who meets some kindly fellow- farmer in overalls in Chicago, sits into a poker game with them and calls the police after the proceeds from his livestock sale had been taken from him. And. while we still talk about that evidence of the trusting na- .ure of certain lowans, comes the news that a Clear Lake family is done out of its fortune of $6,000 by slickers who gave a sure thing tip on a race. We enjoy calling such foolish folk "hicks" and 'rubes." And we laugh and remember 'way back when fake fights and footraces and wrestling matches, to say nothing of goldbricks and alleged counterfeit money schemes were highly successful In relieving ;owans--and others--of their money. And we, sophisticated ones that we are, wonder how people can be such suckers. And yet--well we don't have to look up records to refresh our memories to the point necessary to recall many cases where the victims were wise guys who read the market reports regularly and watched :he blackboards, knew just how to play the game through the bucket shops of the land. It's the same story. A suggestion that you can get something for nothing- is a powerful bait. Many Call. And they are not all "hicks" either. Nor has Iowa a.ny monopoly on them. PROTECT U. S. LABOR! /-»REAT BRITAIN has recognized the danger to its ·"* industrial situation occasioned by the Japanese imports into that country and its colonies of articles which an American expert has told the Geneva conference are manufactured at labor costs that are a menace to countries upon the living standards of Great Britain and the United States. The British have served what is practically an ultimatum upon Japan proposing restrictions of the Japanese imports into the British Isles and England's colonial possessions. The United States may have to take similar action for the reason that the disparity in production costs is even greater than it is as between Britain and Japan. Harold P. Butler, an American member of the conference committee at the Geneva conference, warned the delegates there reprseenting labor from many coun- tris of a present successful invasion by Japanese manufacturers of the world market. Mr. Butler said, in part: "Japanese industry has become the most formidable competitor in the world market. The comparative reduction of Japanese wages in terms ot other currency is so considerable as to give a decisive advantage to Japanese industry in the international market." The United States cannot afford to ailow Japanese v-ricr-selling to close American factories. Employ- DAILY SCRAP BOOK .- DISCOVERED BY WlUJIAM /THE ARCTIC EXPLORER. )H 161fa, -fHE MAP FOR 200 YEAR'S BEC DOUBLED HIS WORD /Vf IKE OF A , WOODPECKERS, 15 BUILT LIKE. A 5PEAR ADMIRM. PEARYS COLORED AS$I$1AT WHO PLANTED THE STARS ANt 5TR1PES AT 'THE HOR-fK POLE NEVER RECEIVED OFFICIAL. FOR. OBSERVING Ri^ call it real progress for a Mason City high school base_ ball team in its third season of the game's revival to win its way into the finals of the district tournament. This is exteremely gratifying to me. I'm hopelessly prejudiced in favor of baseball as a national game and the drift away from baseball by American high schools has caused me genuine anxiety. By the same token I've wished there could be a little more equal distribution locally between Softball and baseball interest. I'm delighted to see baseball established on such a. firm foundation in the high school. With a fair support from the high school ath- tic funds as an "infant industry," feel sure that it can be placed on self-sustaining basis, like football nd basketball, in a remarkably hort time. It gears into the Legion's junior aseball program; high school base- all will make Legion junior players nd Legion junior baseball will make igh school players. have seen evidence anew that there is no fixed relationship between the ulti- mte importance of a news item ,nu its reader interest or appeal. It s contained in a little letter in the Vox Pop" department of the Chiago Tribune, under the heading of Kindness at 3:30 a. m." I believe it 3 of sufficient interest to repro- uce here: "At 3:30 n. 1934, by Central Press Association. lnc.\ DIET and HEALTH Dr. clcndcning cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general Interest, however, they will be taken up. In order, In Uic dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan clendcnlng, care ot Tlio Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. ' By LOGAN CLENDENINO. M. D. LOOKING AT TRANSPARENT MAN THE RECENT moving picture called "The Invisible Man," based on H. G. Wells' novel of long ago, presents the predicament in which a person could get if he were able to make himself invisible. About the only advantages connected with the state would be that you could do harm to your enemies without being seen. The enormous disadvantage is that unless you could make your clothes invisible, too, you would suffer cold and exposure, wounds and abrasions, without being able to prevent it. What I would like to see far more than an, invisible man, is transparent man,' and I would like to see one not only transparenl and still alive -and working, but with all the organs enlarged to gigantic size. It seems to me that Dr. Ctendenipff SEWING AND REAPING Council Bluffs Nonpareil: For some years the Crusaders, (this is the name assumed by those who organized themselves into an association with the intent :o obtain the repeal of the prohibition amendment) encouraged, aided and abetted illicit manufacture of hard liquor and its distribution by bootleggers. Now the worm in the stills has turned. Now these Crusaders have become patriots par excellence. They now want all laws enforced, particularly those designed to prevent illicit manufacture and distribution of hard liquors. These fellows are right now. All laws should be enforced, including those forbidding bootlegging and moonshining. They were wrong when they winked at prohibition law enforcement. They are dealing now with a child of their own rearing. They are due to do some reaping now from their own sowing. Sit by, as it were, and see their chickens come home to roost. THE MOST WE COULD EXPECT OF TURNER Oelwein Register: The most enthusiastic advocates of the net income tax, when times were better than they are now and a larger return would be forthcoming than at present, it was estimated six million dollars would be a big sum to expect from this source. In further view of the fact that the state requires $100,000,000 per year, to say nothing of the taxes required by the county, city and schools, this would mean a relief of about 6 per cent on the state tax alone. That is about all that could be expected from Mr. Turner in the way of relief for the real estate tax if he was governor. If %ve judge the future by the past our taxes on real estate would increase if Mr. Turner was elected governor. the two organs which would be the most interesting to see-would be the kidney and the liver. We are told by physiologists that if we could see the kidney in this way we would see all the glomeruli, or blood vessel tufts, alternately contracting and dilating, winking on and off like a million electric lights. And as they did so all the substances from the blood would be sucked out of it and gush down the kidney tubules, to be again reabsorbed further down. What the liver would look like is hard to say, but probably more like an enormous drainage or sewage system through which the blood rushed, and from which various elements were abstracted, either to be eliminated as waste or used in tissue building in other parts of the body. The liver is an enormous organ, the largest solid organ in the body. Through it all the blood of the body travels over and over again. It has been estimated that although the liver itself probably does not contain more than a quart of blood at any one time, over 700 quarts of blood pass through it in 24 hours. This amounts to a sea of blood five times the size of the body itself. And most important of all, the blood comes directly from the intestines, from which It has absorbed most of the material that is taken in by mouth, whether food, poison, drug, salt or water. Physiologists wondered for a long time what the liver did. It is such a large organ that they felt it EARLIER PAYS Bclnc n Dolly Compilation of Interesting Items from the "Ten, Twenty and Thirty Venrs Ago" Flies of the Olnbc-Giwctte. Thirty Years Ago-Conductor Robert Campbell of the Great Western has returned to the Fort Dodge and H-ayfield run. He bas railroaded for years along here and is acquainted with all the businessmen, practically speaking, all the way along the line, and all of his acquaintances are his friends. William Pfahling of Burchinal was brought to the city Sunday morning under the care of friends who are taking him to his parents' home in Guttenberg. There was some gay friskment of the fawns in the Elks' pasture Monday night in the event of the initia- tation of 13 innocents into the herd. Some of the strenuous ones worked hard under tne branding iron but through the assistance of District Deputy Lew Anderson they were roped and tied into submission The United Commercial Travelers held their regu lar monthly meeting Saturday evening. This organ nization is composed of -"Knights of the Grip" ex clusively, and Bine new members were added to th local lodge. Twenty Years Ago-Use of automobiles, to the entire exclusion o horse-drawn vehicles, in a runeral procession, was see in Mason City and Clear Lake for the first time a the burial of Henry Ade, the Englishman who re nounced a baronetcy to become an American citizen who died here a few days ago. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Rue have returned from Cali- two boys from Wyoming arrived in Chicago and tarted for their destination in the :ity by street car, but were some- vhat confused, so they inquired rom a gentleman in the next seat :he directions and where to change cars. The directions were kindly and courteously given and the boys ivent on their way, but in trans- 'erring to a cross town car forgot a suitcase. When they arrived at their destination they found the gentleman who had directed them on the street car and in his hand their suitcase. He had gone home at 3:30 a. m., possibly tired from his work, but, fearing the boys would worry about their loss, took his automobile from his garage and drove over with the suitcase. The boys failed to get his name or address, but as a citizen of Chicago I would like this gentleman to know that his kindly act was greatly appreciated not only for the act itself but because the reputation of Chicago has been greatly enhanced thereby. One unselfish act like this tends to offset many uf the evil reports that have been cii- culated against Chicago's good name. M. C. M." In this same issue of the paper there were stories about murders, kidnapings. storms, important legislation in Washington and various other things which by any known method of appraisal would be considered infinitely more important than the little tale of human kindness related in this letter. And yet this Is the thing I'm going to remember longest. It's in a class with the picture recently presented in our own paper of a group of farm people ueai- Swalcdale who dropped in one day to lend a helping hand to a neighbor who had been confined to a hospital and unable to do his spring work. After all, this Is the side of life which is most admirable and worth while. --o-see that the ecstatic reporter who gave an eye-witnes.s account of football games last fall--by telegram--is back on the job this baseball season. I did ti little checking on him Sunday afternoon in connection with the C'ub- Pliilly game in Chicago. The first of my observations wa.s that he ran from half an inning to a full inning behind the WON announcer in Wrigley park. Another was that his descriptions of the individual play smacked more of vivid imagination than of exact fact. "So and so hits into right. Cuylcr is coming in fast. A beautiful catch." This is a typical description of the ecstatic announcer. "So and so pops an easy fly into Cuylcr's waiting hands," the eye-witness announcer reports. I don't like to be bilked by a fake report of a baseball game any more than I do by a fake wrestling matcn. And speaking of wrestling, I was pleased to have the assurance from Joe Kelly that under no circumstances will he ever have anything to do with wrestling again. "I'm fed up for keeps with it," he added. venture It will surprise you' to learn that a part of "the state of Illinois lies west of the Mississippi river. It's a small part, I should add. The section In question is Kaskaskia township in Randolph county, and it is situated west of the main stream of the river, adjoining Sainte Genevicvu and Perry counties, Missouri. A small stream surrounds this township on the west. BY FREDERIC-jrHASKIN, DIRECTOR GLOBE-GA?Erre INFORMATION BUREAU IN WASHINGTON fornia. . Mrs. H. A. Pomeroy was at Nora Springs Wednesday visiting friends. James Fedelty is at Northwood and Manly today on business. MAZATIAN, Mexico -- Four persons were killed and eight wounded by the explosion of a bomb dropped into the city streets from a rebel airplane. Construction of a hospital in Mason City costing not less than 550,000 was made certain today when the Rev. Mother Agnes and Mother Stanislaus, acting for the great hospital building sisterhood, closed a deal with A. T. Parker for a site for the new institution. Supt. Thornburg of the Des Moines schools was in the" city today. Ten Years Ago -Drs. H. S. and G. N. Beemer, dentists, have returned from the dental convention held this week in Des Moines. Robed and masked sentinels last night guided persons to a meeting of the Ku Klux Klan in the Highland addition. Principal James Rae of the high school went to must perform very vital functions and, as a matter j rj e nison, his boyhood home, Thursday to attend to of fact, it is known that destruction of the liver re- suits in death within a few hours. With the realization of this enormous blood flow coming; from the intestines through the liver, it is recognized that it performs a great many different vital functions. It is both a filter and a manufacturing system. It makes out of the food the fuel which is used to run the human engine. TODAY IN HISTORY business matters. Miss Helen Hass, who had been employed in Des Moines last winter, has returned to Mason City for the summer. Hugh H. Shepard. vice president of the Jefferson highway association, left for Des Moinea today where officials of the organization are to hold a meeting. Opal McClung, 310 Jefferson avenue northwest, visited with friends in Humboldt county Sunday. The Mason City Boosters will open the lowa-Minne- sota league season Sunday against Albert Lea in the May 1, 187". His body was taken to Hoiv many books win the projected annex to the library of congress accommodate? JX H. Total of 8,000,000 volumes. Who were the children in Peter Pan whom Peter teaches to fly? T. K. Wendy, Michael and John Darling. What are the names of the various consonant sounds, such as gutturals ? C. T. There are the gutterals, palatals, dentals and labials. Tell of H. G. Wells' early writing. G. E. Born at Bromley, Kent, Sept. 21, 1866, he was educated at the Royal college of science (London) and followed this by writing for the Pall Mall Gazette and the Saturday Review and Nature. Just after finishing college he wi'ote a series of works of fiction in which science and mechanics are employed for the account of various wonders narrated in the circumstantial and plausible manner of Verne. In his later years he has been much more versatile and displays a tendency to discuss mystic and social subjects in the form of fiction. Was David Livingston a missionary? E. M. He was ordained and first went to Africa as a missionary in 1941 at 28. The trip which cost him his life was made at the request of the Royal Geographical society. He was seeking the source of the Nile. He died in the village of Tshitambo. AS A MATTER OF FAIRNESS Webster City Freeman-Journal: While the Freeman-Journal is not supporting Robert W. Colflesh for governor, it doesn't approve of the effort of some of his opponents to discredit him on account of the action brought against Kraschel and Beh. Secretary Ickes brought the charges and Mr. Colflesh as United States district attorney did only his duty. Tf he was remiss in duty that is another matter, but there is r.o sustaining evidence that he was. WHAT NEXT FOR PATTERSON'.' .Vljjonit Advance: Senator Patterson seems clearly to have the edge in the campaign for the republican nomination for lieutenant governor, and the chances of election also seem at this time to favor him. In case of election the next question will be, "Where do we go from here?" How "would it seem to call a man from the plow to the governorship? -- MAV 8 ; Notables Born This Uate--Durante Alighieri, called Dante, b. 1265. His love for Beatrice Portinari, who chose to marry another, made her an immortal; for she inspired his "Divine Comedy." * * Alain Rene LeSage, b. 1668, Frenchman who wrote 101 forgotten dramas and one unforgettable novel, "Gil Bias." * *, William H. Vanderbilt, b. 1821, railroad magnate who compressed his philosophy into one classic phrase: "The public be damned!" * * Martha Dandridge Curtis' Washington, b. 1731. She was a year older than her husband, the first president, .and the widowed mother-of four when she married him at 29. * * William Walker, b. 1S24, newspaperman who became America's first and greatest soldier-of-fortune. * * F. Britten Austin, b. 1885, British author and playwright. * * James Rowland Angell. b. 1869, Yale president. 1429--General Jeanne Dare, 17 year old commander of the French forces, forced the English invaders to raise the seige of Orleans, and became the heroine of the French. In May of the next year the French were to betray her to the English and cause her to be burned at the stake. Ig06--America's first multi-millionaire, Robert Morris, died a bankrupt at 72, unhonored and unsung in the land he had done as much as any man to make free. As financier of the American Revolution, he put up 51,500.000 of his fortune and pledged many ot his lands, which were the most extensive holdings in "the infant republic, for loans. Without these funds, the Continental army might have starved. Years later the republic had an opportunity to display its gratitude. He was jailed for non-payment of debts. He had been in prison three years when an act of congress--enabling him to repudiate his debts!--got him out. Minnesota city. Fort Dodge, Clarion and Mason City were leading I the early part of the meet as the Boone valley track j and field meet got under- way at Roosevelt stadium this afternoon. ONCE OVERS By J. J. SICNUY MAKE YOUR SYMPATHY VISITS SHORT When you call on a person who la ill, make your visit short. To engage such a person in conversation is tiring and may excite him to a harmful, nervous condition. Rest periods should not be disturbed in any way. Hospitals protect their patients against prolonged visits. But in a home the family are reluctant about telling a caller it is easy to be too attentive. When a person is seriously ill you should not expect to see him. Even though you are quiet your presence may be harmful. Too often neighbors and friends rush to the home of one who is ill or who lies met with an accident. The one who is suffering does not want anyone but his immediate family about him. There are other ways of showing your interest and sympathy for a stricken one besides calling or telephoning to the home. Why not write a note? ONE-MINUTE PULPIT--Correct thy son, and he shall give thec rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.--Proverbs 29:17. airplanes. For riding purposes, spurs many also be worn when shoes and leggins are worn. Spurs will be worn with point down and must be removed when attending dances. Why are vessels made of gourd* called calabashes ? G. T. The real calabash is made from the dried shell of the gourdlikr fruit of the calabash, a tree of tropical America. When did 1'oung Stribling, thr boxer, die? M. C. In Macon Geo., Oct. 3, 1933, as the result of an accident. Are penguins able to fly? A. A. They are entirely flightless. How large is the new thermometer at Times Square, New York City'.' F. ,1. It is circular and weighs mon: than a ton. It is 17 feet in diameter and forms part of an electrii: sign. Care has been taken that the thermometer register the temperature accurately. Into what classes can collective bargaining be divided? F. U. Collective bargaining between employers and employes to settle- such disputes may be divided into three classes: Conciliation, mediation and arbitration. Where are the papers Kobcrl Todd Lincoln left to be opened many years after his deaili? M. H. They are in the possession of tin- library of congress. Mr. Lincoln directed 20 years should pass before j England where it rests in Westminster abbey. Vi hat causes one to sigh or yawn ? L. W. Sighing and yawning are emotional forms of inspiration, the latter associated with stretching movements of jaws and limbs. They appear to be efforts of the nervous system to correct, by an extra deep inspiration, the venosity of the blood due to inactivity produced by ennui or grief. Is it correct to say two pairs or j two pair when playing poker? A. L.! The expression, two pairs, is cor- j rect. Books on card games use "two pairs." However, the use of the colloquial expression, two pair, is often j heard and is not particularly objec-1 the publication of his private papers. This is customary in oijflci- that there be little or no occasion for embarrassment connected with the publicity given to such material. Mr. Lincoln died in 1926. Honable. ' How many children must the average man and wife bear to keep population ot U. S. stable? C. T. Authorities say it is exceedingly difficult to attempt to make an accurate statement. There have been estimates made that it would require three and a fraction children to the average man and wife in order to keep the population of U. S. stable, provided no famines or calamities befall the country. When arc spurs worn in tin 1 army? E. M. . Army regulations state spurs will always be worn with riding boots, . either mounted or dismounted, except that they will not be worn in AUNT HET By Eobert Quillen "I mijjli). o' knov.i; K i l n was f i g u r i n ' on ncctlin' my silver tea service when *'nc Ill-ought, mo t h a t butiL-h (·' flowers yesterday."

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