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MASON CITY ( GLOBE-GAZETTE AJJ A..W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every. Week Day by trie MASON CITr GLOBE-GAZETTE lil-123 East Stale Street .Telephone No. 38W Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930,-at the post otlice at Mason City, Iowa, under-the Act at: March 3, 1B19. LEE P . LOOMIS - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL -.- - -'Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - - City Editor LLOYD L. 'GEER - - Advertising Manager MEMBEH. ASSOCIATED PRESS ivhlch 13 exclusively en titled to the use for publication of all news dispatches crcdlte news. . . : Full leased wire service by United Press. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, w i t h ' D C Momcs news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION BATES OUTSIDE MASON CITS AND CLEAR LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OK MASON CIT1T Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason Cily and Clear Lake by the year ·.'; ..:SJ,00 by the week 5.1 OUTSIDE 300 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per year by carder S7.00 By mall 6 months $2.1. Per -week by carrier ....$.15 By mail 3 months .,...$1.5' Per year by mail $3.00 By mail 1 month, ....'..S .5' IN ALL STATES OT1IEB. TDAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per jr $8.00 6 months. :St50 3 months..$2.50 1 month. .$1.00 It Mustn't Stand -This Way QUR belief in the ultimate common sense of those ^-"^ in our Iowa legislature prompts a feeling o confidence that the house of representatives in rejecting a resolution to create a committee of 25 to consider the feasibility of an Iowa's territorial centennial next year did not intend to close the doors permanently on this worthy proposition: The action,'of course, was based on an assump- 'tion that it would lead-to the request f o r ' a n appropriation, a presumptuous assumption, incidentally. It's quite possible .that no appropriation would be called for. And in' any event the t question could be considered on its own merits rather than on a basis of somebody's unsubstantiated fear The plain fact is that for the first time in its history, Iowa next year will be entering an era o. centennial anniversaries. There is in this stat thousands of citizens proud enough of their state to believe the territorial birthday is worthy of somi very .special note. We find it impossible to believi that this would not be the consensus in, both houses of the legislature if the situation were understood. Mason City knows from experience that an anniversary observance can be made an event o: large importance and lasting benefit. The seventy- fifth birthday celebration here in 1928 is still looked back to by many as beginning a new era in the life of our community. . Nothing ever did quite bo much to solidify \ community loyalty and'wipe but .old sores'. : - . ' ,' The statewide centennial plan would do for * every community in Iowa what this diamond jubilee did for Iowa. A proposal so patently aimed a; the good of the many is entitled to.more considerate treatment than was accorded to'it Friday in the lower house. We still believe it will be forthcoming. As matters stand the house of representatives not only has refused, to give aid to this statewide program but it has placed it under a cloud. Individuals and organizations with a pride in .their state quite possibly would be able to carry thiough the celebration plans without benefit of legislative appropriation But they will be balked by such a "withholding of'legislative blessing as is implied by the house action Tuday Texas, Connecticut and numerous other states have seen fit to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in this very cause. Nobody in .Iowa, however, has thought in any such terms. Even the $15,000 presumed wholly without basis in the house discussion would be a tiny fraction of the sums appropriated cheerfully in numerous other states. Up to this time all-the evidence is that in.every case,.the investment came back ten fold. But the question in Iowa is whether the hundreds of communities seeking a worthy basis for worthwhile celebration shall be 'helped or hindered by those they elected to represent them in ·the halls of the legislature. Rural Iowa is no less interested in it than urban Iowa. Men of vision Would see that the matter is vastly more important than the $15,000 born in somebody's fertile imagination. But almost anybody must recognize that the course taken in the.house doesn't add up to the public weal. To a Stricken Community 'p. NATION stands bowed in grief, saddened and TM- shocked the more by each succeeding-report on the Texas explosion which snuffed out the lives of an as yet undetermined number of school children and teachers. The tragedy takes its place alongside the Iriquois theater fire as, one of the worst in history. Any thought that one may have on the subject --who was to blame, and the like--seems pathetically beside the point. The all important 'thing is · that the one choicest asset of this oil field community, has been blotted out in the twinkling of an eye.. Placing the blame might conceivably be made to prevent a repetition. We hope it will. But it can't subtract from this tragedy. · Whether We will or not, it is impossible to think about .those dead and dying youngsters in that stricken Texas community without translating the tragedy into, terms of our own community. What if 500 of our boys and girls were suddenly killed? To make it more comparable, the number of dead would have to ^be increased about eight fold. This terrible thing has pulled violently at America's heart strings. Millions of parents, peculiarly able to comprehend the enormity of the Texas sorrow, extend their deepest sympathies to the sorely distressed community and wish that they might extend a helping hand. '· Religion a La Hitler TTANS KERRI, until recently minister lor church f- 1 affairs in the cabinet of Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany, has been dismissed from office and stripped bC all honors as a leader in the nazi government because he failed to carry out the ideas of Adolf Hitler for a Hitlerized religion in Germany. Herr Kerri allowed, it is said, too much discretion with the ministers of the gospel as to how the teachings of the Christ should be interpreted. What the egotism of a dictator demands is well illustrated In Hitler's attempting to govern the religious teachings in Germany, The people of this country have religious freedom because the United States is a democracy. They should not forget this vvhen any governmental demands are made that propose a dictatorial rule. Any executive control that carries witH It sub- serviency to a president of the legislative and judicial branches of the government is a step toward absolutism. We today have liberty. A dictatorial rule of tomorrow may mean that freedom has been forcloscd to the citizens of this country. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 20 · 1937 If passing on the constitutionality of legislative enactments is not a proper function of the supreme court, a good many of us have been laboring undei a grim delusion all these years ·Some of these days it's going to be more generally recognized that there are things you can do about a competitor besides passing a- law againsi him. · · · . · · · · · · ' · iddie Windsor is on the way to finding out that there is no social security for a fellow in the king business who lies down on his job. Our sympathies go out to the Texas man who recently .won, the face-making award without knowing he was playing. Rather early in his career, Richmond .p. Hobson discovered that fame is a thing you can't eat Strictly speaking in most of these so-callec games of chance, you don't have a chance, Simile: Indistinct as the lies and the common kind. line between white PROS and GONS HURRAH FOR KHASCHEL Britt News-Tribune: Tuesday noon's broadcasl told o£ a special message' Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel had sent to the "state legislature recommending drastic changes to improve the state beer law. Some people who predicted dire results if Mr. Kraschel became governor may have-to change their'opin- ions--and we kpow some of them who will be willing. Another thing that Governor Kraschel has done that he is to be commended for is the appointment of Judge Graven to the bench in the twelfth judicial district. Judge Graven looks every inch a man, and people who are meeting him during his first term in Hancock county are well impressed. , ANYWAY IT'S A GOOD STORY Sioux City Journal: Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet and dramatist, wishes-at the age of 74 to escape dying in bed so he plans to take his own life. He is now canvassing methods of suicide First, he thought he would dissolve himself with chemicals but abandoned that idea for dynamite But ^whether he chooses one method . or another-or none--it makes a good story for the time being "IN FOR A NEW DEAL" Vic Lovejoy in the Jefferson Bee: Take it from this writer, President Roosevelt has the battle won right now, and^he will get the kind of court he is after, and get it to the "last drop." We are in foi a "new deal" in this country, the like of which no man foresaw 60 days ago--save the man in the white house who has had it in the back of his head for two years. ANO'THER WAY- TO SPEND THAT S500! Algona Advance: W. Earl Ha!l of the Clobe-Gazette, Cerro Gordo county's finest, says, he has received 500 suggestions on how to spend the 5500 he won for the best editorial on safety. We'll bet his advertising department could offer another--turn it over to them for space he's taken up preaching lighway safety. - · \ ' WHY HE MISSED OUT ON THE TALK Allison Tribune: A friend of ours says he lost out on the president's 5100 banquet speech. He tuned in all right but when, he listened he thought it was Hitler talking to the nazis and turned it off When he got the papers he found it was the president talking to democrats TWO LITTLE WORDS Greene'Recorder: There are two little words in he English language that have broken 'friendship, disrupted homes, broken hearts arid killed people. Yet all of us use these words nearly every day. These words are: They say. IF THERE WERE EDITORS ONLY . Osage Press: What a wonderful state legislature we would, have if it were only made up en- iirely of editors, and if they proved as energetic and ingenious at construction as they are at destruction. ABANDONS HOPE Holstein Advance: We have learned in the hard school of life that it Is impossible to publish a newspaper and please all the readers, and consequently we discarded the attempt many years ago. GOOD INTENTIONS St. Ansgar Enterprise: Wise men in all ages have learned to be wary of the man who prates too much about his good intentions. He is always a d man to keep a watchful eye on. VICTIM OF POLITICS Charles City Press: Poor Dr. Townsend has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. The whole thing has 3een politics but this last move will react, for his friends will never forget it. OUR NEW FINANCIAL WIZARDS Danbury Review: It is amusing to hear some Celling how to operate the firiancial system of government when they, themselves, never had the change for a dollar bill. Vagrant Thoughts By LOU MALLOKV LUK£ RO3IE endured «s lanf as there were Romans. ' America ivlll endure as Ion* a* we remain American In aplrll and in Iholljhl--DAVII1 oTAriR JORDAN. yjOTHING quite so lovely as a west wind in late A y March (when it is lovely) and glorious, gorg- ous Venus sparkles and gleams in the phosphores- ence of twilight . . . Can't figure out whether Mr. Roosevelt's talk on a recent Tuesday evening was a fireside chat or a fireside spat . . . James Mc- paden's 4 year old son swears up and down that vhen he builds a house it will be right next to a icture show. . Atta boy Jimmy. May your dreams ome true . . . After seeing the picture, The Plains- nan, was interested in reading ah account of the riginal Calamity Jane as written by an old west- rner who knew Calamity. 'I knew Calamity Jane n the early nineties and have her picture before ·ne. Her height was 5 feet 11 inches. She had noulders like Dempsey, a mannish but not un- indly face, a high forehead and jet black hair, vame was Jane Canary. She was Irish. Died in the Oallatin valley, Montana, 30 years ago and is bur- ed next to Bill Hickok in Deadwood, S. Dak. When 3eMille's film portraying.Calamity Jane as a blond "larcelled, manicured cutie comes out Jane Canary l roll in her grave so much they will have to ut ball bearings on her coffin." Well, the film is ut and what a disallusioning the old westerner ad. Jean Arthur as Calamity Jane was mighty ood to look at anyway even if she didn't have boulders like Denipsey's and jet black hair . . . -ove to know Greta Garbo . . . Think slipping a oor knob into a hen's nest when she isn't looking s a right down mean trick to play on the old girl . . One of our fellow townsmen and his missus re- ently attended a something or other in a west oast city. Nothing funny about that but Anna ioosevelt - (can't think of her other name) and her usband were there with the William Hando 1 ^ Hearst party. Ho-hum . . . The man who heads ne Chamber of Commerce in McAllen, Texas, de- crib eai the Rio Grande Valley grapefruit this way: A golden globule of the quintessence of incarcer- ted sunshine." ... Today is the first day of pnng. Tiala, trala, trala. ^ DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott CUBIC IMCK ot= PlAcflNUM CAN BE. SPUM W-fO WIR.E SO FIKE If WOULD £0 ROUNt -frlE. WORU ?-TWICE.- So/ooo Miles ALL BEES IHA.HIVE DP wo-f LOOK A.uKE--rfte 5UEEK 1$ ift AMD-THE WOR.KER. SMALLJ5-T IK Bopy ninmiii.imium mm A IMVEM-foR. O COPYRIGHT. 1937. CiNTRAl. PRESS ASSOCIATIOM SAMP oF CquH-fR.y MAP DIET and HEALTH By L O G A N CLENDENING, M, D. WHY SMALL GIRL WAS WEARY TTiTANY OF THE functional disorders which a/fee ·"··· children exist largely in the minds of then parents. In dealing with adults' diseases; the physician is always conscious of the necessity of making the decision as to whether the symptoms are organic or functional. Most of the functional diseases are nervous.' Children are not naturally nervous unlil-driven so by their parents. But in the case of children, a third kind of consideration enters--which is how much the parents' apprehension has to do with the trouble. It is well illustrated in a case related to me the other day by. an harassed pediatrician. One of his patients, a little girl of ten, was reported to be tired all the time. Thus, of course,-is the opposite of natural, in · · children, : but·;··'nothing could be;found ;to :account;for it. The vlittle girl was somewhat underweight, but all tests to determine the cause of the fatigue were negative. The mother couldn't understand it because she said the child didn't do anything unusual and Qr. Clendeninf yet she was always tired and disinclined to play. So the doctor decided to take his little patient out for an automobile ride, away from maternal influences. And on asking a few questions, these were the replies he got. How many times a week do you go to the movies? Two, sometimes three. ' . Daytime or evening? Both. ' Ever go both to matinee and an evening movie the same day? Yes, sometimes. What time do you eat breakfast? About 7:30. How long do you take to it? Five minutes, sometimes ten. Depends on whether anybody eats with me. What do you usually have for breakfast? Oh, well, if somebody gets up and cooks it, oatmeal or eggs, but otherwise what's left over. I like canned goods for breakfast. Do you walk to school? No, papa usually drives me in his car. Don't yqu think it would do you good to walk on a nice morning? Oh, maybe. But I'm too tired to walk much. - What do you play after school? Well, the days [ don't have a music lesson-How often do you have a music lesson? Two afternoons a week. I suppose you sleep late Saturday morning? No, that's dancing school. Then Sunday morning? No, that is Sunday school. What time do you go to bed? No regular time. No regular time, eh? No, if there's a poker ;ame, they let me stay up and kibitz. Oh! Well, how- Then when Ben Bernie is on the radio, I stay up for liim. You stay up for Ben Bernie? Yes, and Rudy Vallee. I'm crazy about Rudy Vallee. Say, let's stop .and get an .ice cream soda. Tion't you think it will spoil your supper? Oh, o! I never eat much .supper, anyway. I'd rather lave the ice cream soda. Is that exaggerated? It's more common than you suppose. It's easy to see why the child is fatigued. She just has too many assaults on her ner- ·ous system. , TOMORROW By CLARK KIN'NAIItn \Jotable Births--James Guthric Harbord, b. 1866 - 1 * in Bloomington, 111., chairman o£ the board, Radio Corp. of America . . . Albert Kahn, b. 1869 in Germany, internationally distinguished Detroit architect . . . Elroy John Kulas, b. 880 in Cleveland, ircsident of Otis Steel company and Midland Steel "roducts company. March 21, 180S--Whitcomb L. Judson obtained - patent covering a fastener comprising two metal :nams which could be fastened together by a slider. This was first hookless fastener. ' March 21, 1917--The Healdton, flying the U. S lag, bound from Philadelphia to Rotterdam, was sunk without warning by a German submarine, and 21 were lost Same day the British hospital hip Asturias was sent down, making a total of 45 British ships destroyed in a week. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Whatsoever thy hand findeth to. do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, no device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.--Ec- clesiastes !1:10. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY Told by Globe. Gazette Files Thirty Years Ago-Ed Hein of Clinton was in the city on a business trip yesterday. Mrs. Frank Zoller left today for Lake Preston, S. Dale., on a few days visit. Mrs. E. B. Cimijotti is visiting relatives in Bas- .sett this week. The city school board at its regular meeting last night re-elected C. H. McNider president. ·J. -H. Larry and A. F. Sholts left today for "a few days business visit at Watonga, Okla. Mrs. Ira Knapp visited relatives at Algona yes- Twcnly Years Ago-: -WASHINGTON--As Ihe cabinet convened today T,??? t?T · S?? 6 TM 11 * .expressed . was that the United States is virtually'in a state of war. G. S. Ayery left today for Davenport and Clinton on a business trip. Gretchen Watson of Parkersburg is visitinit friends in the city for a few days visiting Hv 0 ? di f h T 3Pe ^! rs ? n left today for a visit with relatives at Rochester, Minn C. W. Oslund of St. Paul is in the city to super- ool ' Ten Years Ago -Seven high school students earning highest F ° r V 10n01 £ in the past six weoks wire Goldte Foster, Mary Gould, Howard Hanner, Dorothy nshaw 3 TM^ Mlchels - D °«thy Hicks and Huth '9 Ha Grove won from Vinton 12 to 10 GENEVA Switzerland--Tension in the Balkans oday caused a stir in league of nations circles as n ,,l agl i1 s Preparatory commission assembled to conferee TM international disarmament SHANGHAI--Forces defending the foreign set- tlemen from rioting Chinese · today suffered 12 casualties, included two killed. Shanghaiwas in virtual control of the Chinese nauonafisif forces. ALL OF US By MAliSHALI. MASI.IN . I don't like being waited on. enjoy having things-Hone for to ACTUALLY, it seems to be a necessary phenomenon that clears the air-and seems to-increase the respect in which a human being is -held. THEORETICALLY, children should be allowed to learn life by harsh experience. ACTUALLY, that system is very hard on the parents' nerves and emotions. ACTUALLY, I don't know anybody that is being injured by the stress and strain'of modern life. THEORETICALLY, the farmer's life is the easiest on the nerves. ACTUALLY, he has a 24-hour job that would drive any city man crazy. . THEORETICALLY, I like intelligent, thoughtful, original conversation. ACTUALLY, conversation with a good workman who knows his job is more exciting than all the ntelleciual fireworks I've ever heard. THEORETICALLY, I hate to shave. ACTUALLY, if 1 let it go more than 36 hours, 111 stagger out of a "sick bed" to get the job done. THEORETICALLY (according to the love stories in the magazines), a man likes having his hair ruffled. ACTUALLY, I hate it (and I don't care who does it). . THEORETICALLY, a man who hates having 113 hair ruffled is some kind of neurotic. ACTUALLY, that may be true. THEORETICALLY, a man who writes lor a living must like to write. ACTUALLY, he may not like it at all. THEORETICALLY, a bully is a coward. ACTUALLY, I've known bullies who weren't afraid .of .anything, but were just stupidly mean. OBSERVING ^il^fi^ffiTiilirnWWRWW^^^ Can It Be Said That He Operated Saloon? £··1*1 "have in my possession a SjSSii copy of President Lincoln's ^S^ saloon license issued to Mr. Lincoln and his two partners --William Berry and Bowling Green," writes Effa De Neut of Mason City, prompted by a recent item from the Globe-Gazette's information bureau to the effect the former president never was engaged in the saloon business as such. . "This copy," to quote further from the local woman's letter, "was taken from the Globe-Gazette about.two years ago. In this they bind themselves not to sell intoxicant drinks to Negroes, Indians or children. They were licensed to sell liquor in a tavern. "The information I want is just what would we call a tavern? Is it a' grocery store? Mr. Haskins in answering a question in regard to this says: " 'Lincoln clerked in a grocery store where drinks were sold.' "Would he have had to buy a license to sell drinks in another man's store? "I also have a. copy o£ a letter written by a man over at Kanawha who claims to have heard a Lincoln and Douglas debate in. which Douglas accused Lincoln of being a bartender. Lincoln confessed he was a bartender." My own contribution to this controversy is that I've visited a replica of the store in which Lincoln first worked as clerk and later served as joint proprietor at New Salem, 111. It was a common practice among stores then to deal in intoxicants and the Lincoln store was no exception. I suspect that the liquor trade provided quite a small proportion of the establishment's total income but there, is no question about the fact oE liquor's being sold in the Lincoln store. ~-n-Osier's Story Has Been Exaggerated often have wondered ex- what Sir William the famous physician, said on the question of chloroforming men after they reach .the age of 40. The other day I learned the exact words, reproduced by the Globe-Gazette's information bureau in answering a question on the subject. In an address made when leaving this country, mentioning the comparative uselessness of men past the two score mark, he said: "Take the sum of human achievement in action, in science, in art, in literature, subtract the work of the men over 40--we should practically be where we are today." ,, , , j, Another Slant on Timing Our Lights received an illuminating response to Mrs. W. B.'s request, recently published in this column; for opinions concerning the timing of traffic lights, particularly the amber "caution" lights, in Mason City's business district. H. W. L., basing his assertions on experience gained from driving from 100 to 200 miles a day in Chicago during the time that city was experimenting with traffic signals, offers these suggestions in constructive criticism- of our own system o£ electrically controlled stop-and-go lights: Installation of supplemental signals at intersections to remedy the situation which arises when bright sunlight, a large truck or some other intervening object obstructs the driver's view of the signal on his right. These additional signals could be readily erected on the same poles which now bear the signals which are visible from only one direction. Timing the lights so that t h e ' amber caution signal showed longer between the green and red, but showed not at 'all between the red and green lights. "The amber light," says H.W.L., "is not a signal to stop. It is a gentle and friendly warning to the approaching driver that he is about to receive a signal to stop. Therefore the warning should be given in sufficient time to allow him to signal his intention of stopping 'to drivers following him as he begins to bring his car gradually to a safe stop. However, if a driver is too close to the intersection when the amber light flashes on, this amber light should show for a sufficient length of time to escort him safely through the intersection-before the driver on the intersecting street is allowed to start. "In order to assure the driver safe crossing, the amber light should not show on the street where drivers are waiting for the green light. This would effectively check drivers who are in the habit of starting ahead on the amber light, and it would also provide another second or so of hesitation, due to the sudden change from red to green, before the driver could put his car in motion." Relative to systems which use :he amber light as a signal granting only pedestrians the right ot ·vay, H. W. L. stated that exper- ence had proved that it was far more expedient to have pedestrians cross with the green light with right of way-over cars making turns, at the intersecUpn._^^_ Answers to Questions By FREDERIC J. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE--A reader can 6 -t the answer to any qileitlon o( fact hv ?! rS '",' M w "l, C1 ! y G " b «-G«tll«' s Inrormalion Bureau. Frederic " H»7- kln, Director. Washington. D. C. Please send three (3) eenlj postage, for reply. How.lonjr did it take to make the moving picture, "Lost Horizon?" H. K. Actual filming of the book required 115 days and the picture cost Sl,750,000. Is starch made from the sweet potato? H. V. In 1936, approximately half a million pounds of sweet potato starch was produced. How much money will be spent on San Francisco's 1939 Goltlcu Gate international exposition? H. K. Directors of the fair estimated it ill cost approximately §40,000,- 100, including expenditures by exhibitors and concessionaires. How long was Edward .VIII a king? S. W. He reigned from the death of lis father until his-own abdication. Exact time, 325 days 13 hours, 57 minutes. Why does a wolf appear an the Turkish postage stamp? L. C. The Turkish embassy says that ;he wolf appears'in a native Tur- dsh folk-legend. When Turkey was first settled, a band oE the immigrants in tfie new country became lost and would have per- slied had not a wolf befriended them, and led them to food and shelter. This wolf appears on the lostage stamp as a sort of mythical national savior. Who is Elsa Maxwell? M. M. An American society woman who lives in France, but returns jeriodically to this country. She s noted for the extraordinary social functions which she plans usually at the request of people.who wish to entertain in an unusual manner. What was the underlying principle of the teachings of Epicur- us? M. T. His axiom was "Happiness or enjoyment is the summum bonum of lifp." Where will (he next winter meeting of the Tin Can Tourists of the World be held? T. W. Mexico City was selected for next winter's gathering. What is the highest note that )canna Durbin can reach? J. L. She is a coloratura soprano and can reach High C with ease. Be- ause of her youth, her instructor does not encourage her to attempt anything higher, as it might impair the quality of her voice. "When a horse is blistered and urncd out for a rest, what Is the purpose of it? P. M. In certain types of lameness, the torse's leg is blistered with can-, harides or some other medicinal material. This causes him to use he leg as little as possible. The :ure is due to the rest and not the ilistering. · Who founded Ihe G. A. R.? W. If. The Grand Army of Hie Republic organization was due argely to the efforts of Dr. B. F. Stephenson arid the Rev. W. J. Rutledge, who had been, respectively, the surgeon and the chaplain of the 14th Illinois infantry. The first local group or -post was established at Decatur, 111., April G, 1866. ' What is the seating capacity ot the largest motion-picture theater in Chicago? W...1I. Uptown theater, 4,307. What are the necessary requirements for a student to enter the National farm school in Pennsylvania? L. F. Worthy Jewish boys between 17 and 21 with at least one year of high school education who are interested in agriculture as a vocation are eligible. The course comprises 3G months and in addition to the training the students receive board, room and other perquisites. Who said, "If I had more time I would have written you a shorter letter?" A. M. Pascal, who wrote on Dec. 14, 1656, "I have made this letter rather long only because I have not had time to make it shorter." · Why was the date of Georire Washington's btrlh changed from Feb. 11, 1731 to Feb. 22, 1732, when the calendar was changed 11 days? M. W. When the Gregorian calendar v/as adopted in this country in 1751, not only were the eleven days added, but New Year's Day was changed from March 25 to Jan. 1. Thus February 1731 became February ,1732. I NEW TESTAMENT The Globe-Gazette is able to offer such a volume with a mass of supplementary material such as harmony of the Gospels, great periods p£ Bible history and a specially prepared section giving the names of trees, waters, mountains, musical instruments and birds that are named in the Bible. It gives many important facts such as the longest book and the shortest verse. Your copy is waiting for you if you write now. Use coupon. The iWason City Globe-Gazelle Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hasltln, Director Washinglon, D. C. · I inclose herewith 20 cents in coin (care.fully wrapped in paper) for New Testament Name Street City State (Mail to Washington,.D. C.) K/'l

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