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p'r--rr~ {jT ·8°jgaaaa-iaai»y^iiyM^^ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued-Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 131-123 East Slate Street ' Telephons No. 3800 , MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 22 · 1937 Entered as second-class matter April 17, 1930, at the post OUlce at Mnson City, Iowa, under the act ot March 3, 1673. LEE P. LOOMIS - - - - · · - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - -' City Editor LLOYD L. GEER' - - Advertising. Manager MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PHESS which Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited news. - - . ' : ' Full leased,wlre service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA. DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Molnea news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE . AND 1VITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITS Mason City and Clear LaKc, Mason City arid Clear Lake, by the year 57.00 by.the weefc 5 .15 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA 5er year by carrier . ...S7.00' By mail - G months ...,.$2.75 Per week by carrier ....$.15 By mail 3'months S1.5C Per year by mail 55.00 By mail 1 month :S .50 IN AW, STATES OTHER SHAN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per yr...$8.00 6 months..!!.50 3 months. .52.50 1 month..$1.00 \ No Work/Hence No Pay rpHE DUKE OF WINDSOR is off the British royal ·V pension list. He was not mentioned in the civil list message presented to the house of commons last week. Instead, the royal family, . from its own pockets; will make an allowance to the former Edward VIII. · Not mentioned in England's much censored court circular was a huddle of their royal highnesses at Buckingham palace anent settlement with the abdicated Edward. Back from Enzesfeld castle in Austria had come Edward's good friend,. Lord Louis Mountbatten, and the crown solicitor. They had conferred with the restless exile with regard to settlement o£ all this bickering that has gone on constantly between Buckingham' palace and Schloss Enzesfeld. While no mention of terms was given to the press, informed sources said that it Edward got what he wanted the principals o£ the House af Windsor would have slim pickings for the next five years. · ' . · Before the civil list' message went to commons turning over to that body the hereditary revenues from the. duchy of Cornwall, formerly held by Edward, Hoary Haired David Lloyd George championed the ex-king's cause in parliament. "It is scandalous if the ex-king is left out," Lloyd George told parliament. "All the members of the royal family have been provided for except the ex-king, who, it js generally admitted, behaved very decently. He abdicated in order to make no difficulty for the reigning king; if there is made no provision of any sort for him, well, it is the height of meanness. There is a touch of vindictiveness about if." The date when Edward will make Wallis Warfield Simpson the Duchess of Windsor remains as much of a mystery as ever. . With the coronation geared lo May 12, .irrevocably, the royal family has tried desperately to. avoid a conflict. Wally's divorce decree becomes absolute April 27 and Edward has so far refused to alter his marriage plans. Lord Mounlbatlen, however, seems to have gained a compromise. He is supposed to have persuaded the duke of Windsor to accept May 22 for his wedding date with the understanding that the English divorce courts would not ^disturbed if he should visit Wally Simlpson^at.zTours.' ;. '; 1 ,i '^'Consequently^Enzesf eld's" 'lonely exile is momentarily expected to rush to a rendezvous with the woman for ' whom he gave 1 up the throne of England. Richmond Pearson Hobson TjvORTV YEARS after the fanfare of Santiago, ·*· ' death claimed Rear Admiral Richmond Pearson Hobson, whose naval exploit electrified the United States.^ Hobson as a young navy lieutenant In' 1898 commanded the heroic effort to bottle up the' Spanish fleet of Admiral Cervera in the harbor of Santiago, Cuba. To a nation tense with war spirit, Hobson's feat made him a national -hero. On the night of June 3 young Hobson and seven navy gallants took the old collier Merrimac into Santiago harbor without lights. The old navy freighter, loaded with explosives for its last charter, .was run into the bottle neck of this Cuban harbor under cover of darkness. With^the goal almost achieved, Hobson's strategy was discovered by the shore batteries which opened lire point blank. The Merrimac's rudder was shot away but Hobson maneuvered his blockade ship into position. Hobson and his seven companions-just managed to touch off the explosives and save -themselves. Their escape was quickly cut off and they were taken prisoners. /Later exchanged for Spanish prisoners Hobson returned to , become a hero of Lindbergh proportions. His courage so captivated American interest that his fame surpassed that which accrued to Hear Admiral William T. Sampson who commanded the fleet. After- the customary deluge of distinctions and medals, JHobsori resigned from the navy and .went to congress, where: he was heard of no more. A fickle public soon, forgot. When death ended his career the other day, the American people scarcely remembered him and his heroism. As Dame Spring Arrives QP,RING. arrived Sunday, with its one thousand V and one suggestions. Ptr one thing, it suggested surcease from the rigors of a heartless winter. And lor some, it's suggestions, or a few of them, are house-cleaning in' the offing, vacation time approaching, new automobiles, old automobiles to be overhauled, Easter clothes to be shopped for by some and paid for by others, garden seeds and faint dreams of fair harvests, automobiling, "park- Ing sparking," opening of the baseball season, bathing and. beach censors. Spring is one of the two neutral seasons of the year. .The other is fall. Winter has its irrecon- cilables and summer its rank partisans, hut spring strikes a happy medium. You can dread winter and adore summer or you may have a preference for winter over summer and retain a : wai-m regard for the' intermediate season. Those who are reminded by spring of the hot weather to come should find solace in the thought that the coal rrian must live on his interest for six months and those who are concerned over the wear and tear of the new balloon:tires, which they know they.will soon undergo, have the consolation that the strain on We rugs and furniture at home' will be relieved. ' , That Texas tragedy was terrible--more than 450 persons, mostly children, lulled in the twinkling of an eye. But we kill seven times as many every month on the highways and don't do much about it. Amelia's service to aviation this time has been proving thai in its present stale of development round-the-world-flying is a hazardous undertaking, a fact we already knew. FOREIGN AFFAIRS : '" , ' - '.-'By MARK BVEKS MUSSOLINI'S AFRICAN ACT RECALLS ONE ONCE STAGED BY KAISER WILHELM ITIGHLY reminiscent o£ Kaiser Wilhelm's appear- ·*··*· ance in oriental costume, to "proclaim himself the protector of Islam, is the performance now being staged in North Africa by Premier Mussolini of Italy. With dramatization that can only be interpreted as a slap in the face of Great Britain-- the.ruler o£ the largest Moslem population in the world--il duce has been parading through the Italian .colony of .Libya with imperial pomp, at every stop announcing his sympathy with Arab aspirations arid affection lor the Mohammedans One has only .to recall-the troubles of the British-and French in Palestine and Syria to perceive the importance of the performance. Mussolini is deliberately stirring up trouble in neighboring colonies* with inevitable European repercussions. Why Mussolini should be adopting just this line at just this time is a mystery which is causing the experts to scratch their heads. It is not out of character, of course. Mussolini' is above everything an actor who loves the role of conquering hero. But he seldom steps out upon the boards without a purpose, and the' highly organized demonstration prepared, in Libya must have more meaning than il duce's love of the limelight. Europe accepts the inference that Mussolini is staging a warning of Italian defiance to Great Britain, but what purpose he is advancing behind this facade remains inscrutable. It is useless for his support of the Spanish rebels, since Britain and France have already agreed to wink at Italian violation of the neutrality agreement. The Ethiopian adventure is behind him and apparently needs no bolstering. It would not,- indeed, seem particularly intelligent of Mussolini to remind the British of the diplomatic licking he forced upon them in that affair. And it can hardly mean that Mussolini, with plenty of unfinished business at hand, is planning new adventures in the quest of more territory in the near east. Ethiopia requires all the manpower and financing that Italy can muster. The explanation that Mussolini merely wants to show Great Britain that he is not frightened by her tremendous re-armament program seems insufficient. So Europe continues to ask itself: "What is it ail about?" . » ·' « IL DUCE FIGURES IN DIARY OF WOMAN WHO "USED. GUN ON OBSTRUCTIVE DIPLOMAT TL DUCE'S personal affairs became acutely un- 1 comfortable official matters for France in the shooting, by an hysterical-actress-journalist, of the Count de Chambrun, foreign -French ambassador at Rome. The young woman is a former dear friend of Mussolini's and blamed the diplomat for interrupting the affair. And to make matters worse, a part of the official court record of the case is. a burning diary involving "a great Italian statesman" as the French press delicately describes him, Just at the moment, when Premier Blum is having great trouble restraining his communist supports at home, and- trying to conceal his anger with Italian intervention in Spain, abroad, this 'romantic episode in Paris must be extremely unwelcome. The French popular' front government, intensely anti-fascist, has no love for Mussolini, of course, and might enjoy frying him in the courts and in the world press at another time. But at this passage it would be a dangerous indulgence. Luckily for Premier Blum, the French court procedure permits the · government to take drastic steps to hush tip something uncomfortable from :he standpoint of public policy, and it is the natural thing to expect this affair to follow that ccuise. However, the extreme left wing of the French, administration support is just now angry at M\ Blum because he insists on paying 1 some attention to the constitutional rights of his opponents Taking that along with their bitter hared of Mussolini, the affair -may become an unexpected "cause celebre." French governments have been overthrown for less. Blum's grip is slipping. * « « UNEASY RESTS THE CROWN ON BLUM; TWO CRITICAL SITUATIONS FACE HIM rpHE worst political riot in many years, and a ·*· highly effective general strike throughout Paris, are incidents that show the-uneasiness of Blum's seat. They are the direct result of two rapidly developing situations about which apparently the premier can do nothing: One, the revival of the fascist movement under Colonel de la Rocque despite all efforts to crush it by decree; two, the imperative necessity oE calling a halt to government spending and the "new deal" program. M. Blum was facing financial disaster for the government, and he had to make a turnabout to save the franc. But his left-wing supporters, to whom the free spending of the government on all sorts of public projects was gratifying, has turned ugly. They are insisting on taxing the rich to keep on with it. The government, however, found that such taxation only drove wealth from the country and threatened bankruptcy. It is a serious dilemma for the socialist cabinet. * * e JAPANESE MOVE DESIGNED TO CLOSE GATE BETWEEN CHINA AND RUSSIA HE Japanese have made another step forward on the Asiatic mainland, organizing in Inner Mongolia a new state on the model of their Manchurian puppet kingdom, called Mongokuo. Mongo- kuo is composed of six Chinese provinces about the size of the state of Ohio, lying between the Suiyan province and Manchuria. Chinese authority over Mongolia was never very strong. Russia has seized and held Outer Mongolia, and the Japanese move is obviously intended to Dar the gate between Russia and China. Just why the move was made at this time, when the new Japanese government has been making overtures for more friendly relations with China, can be explained only on the extremely probable theory that the Japanese military, angered at the more reasonable policy of the new government, created a :ait accompli to destroy the government's efforts to get on better terms with China. The new ; development on the northern frontier has, of course, renewed the Chinese radical agitation for a show-down with Japan. Ckiang Kai Shek, however, the head of the Nanking government, shows no signs of being stampeded into a war with Japan for which he is not yet ready In the long run his course undoubtedly is the wisest .or the Japanese are terrifically strained to maintain their present'imperialism, and the onrushing armament race will make their position even more arecanous. Japan simply has not the money 01- materials to keep up with the British and America. Perhaps it is their consciousness of this that makes the Japanese army chiefs thrust forward now. If they could force a war upon China their chances o£ a complete victory now would be better than they will be later. This is the reason why no such -war is to be expected. Having swaKowed so much already, Chiang is prepared to bide his time yet a little longer, while time works on his side. " ' · « » « HULL IS COMING OFF SECOND BEST IN RUMPUS WITH NEW YORK'S MAYOR '·PHE undignified and blatant quarrell between , ^°J £ a Guardia o£ New'York and the Hitler- controlled German press continues to create headlines, and bother the state department. Both governments are mixing into the squabble with official protests. Of course the Hitler government can stop the German press with a nod, but Mr. Hull Ca ", "£ s £ u ,- up - La Guardia bv any American Jaw, and the belief is growing that he would do better to ignore the whole affair rather than to apologize to the German goveinment. La Guardia is of course delighted. As !he mayor of the largest Jewish city n the world, facing a tough campaign for reelection, this row with the nazis is well-timed. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott 5-fAMP F6R. )535 PICTURES INDUS-fky AMP A. MAN AHD MtS Y/llFE. IM AFFEC.-l1oHA.-ffe. Po'SE. OM ·ffiri FIELD -- -fms \* OME. OF A SE.R.ltS'to ADVERSE CUBA AMD COMMEMORATE 'f'ttE. MMtOMAO WHO 1.E.P Hi-? INPEPEHDEHCE 1M 18S8 " )N PERFORMING -ifiElR, SHAKE- DA.MCE frlH POI?OK 1$ RCrT REMOVEP /VHP ARE. NOT COPYRIGHT. 1937. KING FEATURES SYNDICATE. Inc HO BAFFL.m3 A-5 PERIODICAL.'MM5 SUIC.IDE.O Of LE.MMlNO's-'frlEY SWEEP OVE.R.LANP WifH AM IRRESISTIBLE UR3E. 'To -fftE SEA ANP SWIM OUT o £E.R-frXIN PEATH DIET.and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDEN1NG, M. D. BATH DOES MORE THAN CLEANSE A LONG about the end of March our grandmothers ·**' used to rip their husbands and children out of their winter underwear and have a grand orgy of spring bathing, I am not sure but that staying in the clothes all winter was a good idea. For some time I have been advising people who have sensitive and itchy skins, especially elderly people, not, to bathe so much in the winter. Now that spring is here, however, you can plan for baths a little more frequently, even with my approval. There are several kinds of baths, and they do much more than achieve mere cleanliness. The ancient Roman and the modern Japanese J spent :a\ gobdi deal of time m-a': steaming hot ;bathj' especially before the evening meal. They'made a social event of it, and bathed with their friends and discussed the topics of the day. A bath is a stimulant ana circulatory tonic, as well as system. The morning bath is for a hectic day ahead. We should take the kind of a morning bath that removes every ounce of sluggishness. For this reason, and also,because few of us can dally in theumorn- ing, the bath should be a quick one, using' moderately hot water so that the soap will lather generously. Follow the washing with a fast, cool splash and dry briskly. Your circulation will be speeded up, your body will tingle, and you will be ready to face the day's problems. A cold bath is all right for the fellow who intends to spend the rest of the day.boasting about it. If a cold bath does not produce a blowing sensation of well being, you had better leave it alone. The pre-dinner bath, which is one of the best of all, should be hot. Not a shower, but tub. Slow lathering and a long soaking period of rest until the.body is relaxed, as well as clean--this should be the ritual for the weary. There are very few things that a hot bath won't cure. This rest bath should be as unhurried as possible, especially if nervous fatigue is to be overcome. If there is time to lie down for a half hour before dressing for dinner,'it will be much more effective. The bedtime bath should be neither hot nor cold; either extreme is likely to be weakening rather than soolhing. The water should be about skin temperature or a little warmer. A tub bath is better than a shower at bed time. Remove the accumulation of grime, oil and perspiration, dead cells and bacteria on your skin, but do not take a strenuous rub-down after such a bath. ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASUN I . . . I 1 KNOW a man who traveled around the world for two years and visited 37 countries. . . . When he came home I.couldn't get anything out of him except facts' about the food he ate in this place and that. . . . But food IS important. . . . I like the ovely reflections that neon lights make on wet, black streets at night. . . No painter ever put that m canvas to his heart's content. . . . I don't believe wet leet can give you a cold. I'm never bored as long as there's something near to read, even if it's a ten year old newspaper. . Or perhaps, especially if it IS only a ten year old newspaper. Old news comes pleasantly alive; all the old horror, shock, anger, uncertainty and )ther strong emotions fall into historical perspec- ive against the moving back-drop of time. . . . 'magination has wonderful powers. . . . But I defy anyone who has not experienced it to imagine that strange drained-out languor that follows an attack o£ the "flu." I saw seven youngsters playing marbles the other day. . , . And despite all I could do to prevent it, it occurred to me that none o£ them were as good shots as WE were 30 years ago. . . . As a nan grows older, he is inclined to exaggerate both he pleasure and the pain of his childhood. . . Or ! know I do. ... I put too much sugar in my cof: ee. . . . I have been told by many a coffee or tea expert that you ruin both drinks by putting sugar and milk in them. ... I shall continue to ruin them --lo my own taste. Every man should earn his living; if he doesn't earn- it, it isn't a living. . . . And it's not correct fo lay that honesty is the best policy, if it's a "policy" t isn't honesty. ' ONE MINUTE PULPIT--For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation o£ the poor/shall not perish for ever.--Psalm 9:18. i EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY Told by Globe- Gazette, Files Thirty Years ABO-W. S. Wilcox has returned from Des Moines where he attended the state meeting of the Iowa Butter and Egg Dealers' association. H. I. Prusia has returned from a trip to Chicago. Mark Geeting returned today from Chicago where he visited a few days. Harry Lee nas returned from a short visit in Minneapolis. A. D. Nelson returned today from a trip to Chicago. The Rev. D. Maryolis of New Hampton was in the city yesterday on business. W. L. Nichols is visiting in Fort Dodge today. J. H. Lepper has returned from a business trip to Chicago.,./. ·.· :· , · ' . ' · · · . . ' ' · . . ; · . . ;.. : · · · . · : . · . . · . · .·. . · . : : Frank '..Smith.,; returned: today' from a'-visit in Belle Plainer ; ' '· ·- · R. W. Barclay has returned from a few weeks visit in West Liberty. Twenty Years Ago-WASHINGTON--President Wilson today called an extra session of congress. The purpose ot (lie extra session is to take action ou the state of war which admittedly exists between the United Slates and Germany. Congress will probably lie asked to declare a state of war. LONDON--The Russian government has ordered that the deposed emperor and his consort shall be guarded as having been deprived of their liberty and that they shall be brought to Tsarskoe- Selo. PARIS--French troops are within five miles of St. Quentin, one of the strongholds of Hindenburg's line of defense." Jack Funk, star forward of the 1917 basketball club, was chosen captain of the 1918 club by his teammates at a meeting yesterday. Mrs. Matt Kelroy left yesterday for a short visit with relatives at Milford. George CarJe has returned .from a "few days trip to Rochester, Minn. HAMBURG, Germany--Emperor William has suffered a severe nervous breakdown. Ten Years J. C. Hanes was elected president of the Mason City chapter of the T. P. A. at the annual meeting of the organization last night'. Other officers elected were J. M. Mori-is, vice president and G. O. Gould, secretary-treasurer. IOWA CITY--Muscat!ne won the state high school basketball championship here Saturday night, defeating Burlington in the final game. SHANGHAI--American marines stood shoulder to shoulder with the famous British Coldstream guards at the northern boundary of the international settlement today, charged with preventing invasions by defeated Shantungese EUch as were repelled with bloodshed yesterday. DETROIT--Aaron Sapiro took the floor as an attorney today in his $1,000,000 libel suit against Henry Ford. Mary Scobego of Austin, Minn., is visiting with friends and relatives in the city today. TOMORROW By CLAHK KINNArRD KJOTABLE BIRTHS--Lucille Le' Seur Tone, b. L * 1908 in San Antonio, Texas, photoplay actress known as Jofin Crawford. The latter name was chosen for her by a movie fan in a contest. She went to work at 15, was a night club chorine at 16 ... Sidney Hillman, b. 1887 in Lithuania, president of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America ... Florence Ellinwood Allen, b. 1884 in Salt Lake City, first woman to be a U; S. circuit judge . . . John Bartram, b. 1699, Darby, Pa., 29 years before he established the first batanical garden in the U. S., near Philadelphia. March 23, 1775--Patrick Henry, 39, who was mistaken for an Irishman (he was Scotch),'found his fellows indifferent'when he offered'a resolution in the provincial convention at. Richmond, calling for the organization of Virginia militia and defenses and resistance-to-British rule,· in company with other colonies. Angered,'he burst into his classic "give me liberty or give me death" speech. After all his talking the continental congress didn't make Henry a general, so he wouldn't fight! March 23, 1830--A New Orleans mob, when a jury failed to convict 19 Italians accused of murdering a policeman, dragged 11 of them from jail and lynched them. March 23, 1913--Miami river flood waters drowned 84 in Dayton, Ohio, went on with other swollen streams to drown 700 more in Ohio and Indiana. · jagBMfflMfflMjftjeJiiaJ OBSERVING NalSnififfflffSWraliyWB^^ Child Disease Holds Hopkins in Its Grip vow this is too good to keep. It's on Frank Hopkins, former city; manager of Mason City but now'Iowa engineer for the public works administration, with headquarters in Des Moines. Learning that Mr. Hopkins was planning to be in Mason City last week-end, a representatiye of KGLO extended an invitation lo him to appear Saturday night on the North Iowa Forum program. This little note from Frank tells the remainder of the story: "The office brought me your letter making the rash request that I talk over your station Saturday night--but Lady Luck was with you this time as 1 am 'at home' with--of all things!--chicken pox!! "Just another symptom of that second childhood that has been creeping up on me in recent years. No evidence yet of cutting any new teeth--although that wouldn't be so bad; I could use a couple new ones." A raincheck has been issued to Mr. Hopkins in connection with this invitation and a promise has been had from him to appear on the North Iowa Forum program in the early future. Mason City still thinks of itself as home to him. --o-The Value of Doimr What You Promise You'll Do ««!9v wish that the moral of this ^jHJSps. little yarn from the editor**-*^ ial pen of Vern Joslyn in the Heron Lake, Minn., News could be grasped by every young man in Mason City and North Iowa: We once knew an old gentleman who made a practice of making private loans. He was a good judge of human nature and seldom made a mistake in his risks. One day a young man came to him seeking a fifty dollar loan. The old gentleman, after talking wit;i him awhile, thumbed through a little black book in which he recorded all such transactions and said: "Yes, I can let you have it. I will have it Friday at h?.!f past one. Come at that time and you can have it." Thu young fellow went away and sometime Saturday afternoon dropped into the old gentleman's office. As he seated himself he said: "Well, I've come after that $50." The old man got out his little black book again and painstakingly thumbed through it. Then looking up he said: "Oh, yes, you are the party who was coming after this yesterday at one-thirty are you npt'.'" "Yes," the young man replied, "I got busy and forgot it." The village money lender closed his little black book and put it away carefully and said, "I've changed my mind. I can't let you have it. A man who couldn't remember to get around on time to borrow fifty dollars never would get around on time to pay it back." After all it didn't require .a profound knowledge of psychology or human nature to figure that out. --o-Drive Will! Care ami Enjoy the Air Crafty am obliged to Mrs. W. B. celS*^ 01 *' le f°M°wing safety «SP*^ rhymes found by her recently in a batch of newspaper clippings: Ue* slumbering here One William Lake; He heard the hell Bui had no brake. --Detroit News. At I l l l y miles Drove' ollie rlaa, , He t h o u g h t he wouldn't Skid, hut did. --Ksnie (N. Y.) limn. At ninety miles Drove Gdward Shawn; · The motor topl. But Ed kept on. --Liltlc Falls (N. Y.) Times. Under the sod Lies Uencon Hale: lie wlnkeil and drank ' Some "clnjer ale." ' --Utica (N. Y.) Press. Here he .sleeps, Olio Johnny Founkcrj . He rounded » t u r n Without a honker. . --Johnson. City Record. This momimcnt's For Jackson Druck; Bis Lizzie was Itchier Than the truck. --Scrantonian. Down hi the creek Sleeps Jerry Bass: The bridcc WAS narrow, He tried to pass. --IVilkes-Barro Times-Leader. 0--· He Built House on Lot lie Didn't On-n . j»(. heard a crowd chuckle one Ggyi night recently when a man * fe ^ recalled the case of a former resident of Mason City (now of Garner) who found to his dismay that the new house he was erecting was on a lot not owned by him. He had made EI slight mistake in identifying his property. "That's funny," broke in a lawyer, "but it isn't so uncommon. As a matter of fact the frequency with which it happens has caused a good many companies to insist on a check by surveyor on every lot where a house is to be built." By FHEDEIUC J. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE--A reader can get the answer lo any question or (act by writing the Mason City GIobe-GaTetle'a Information Bureau, Frederic J. Has. kin. Director. Washington. D. C. Vleaic cent! tbrce (.1) cents postage for renly. \Viien did the Saturday Evening Post reach s, circulation of one million? E. S. According to the late Edward W. Bok, the SEP showed a circulation of 1,000,000 in 1008. Have scientists ever been able to create living cells? Although scientists are continually /earning more concerning the origin and nature of life, none has as yet succeeded in creating living cells. How Jong did the ffJacial period last? HI. M. It has been estimated that the duration of the glacial period could not have been much less than 500,000 years, and estimates seem to show that the ice retreated from northern United States at least 25,000 years ago. Who was Ihe famous editor who denounced hyphenated Americans? HI. L. Henry Watierson of the LOU!ST ville Courier-Journal. For whom is Baffin hay named? L. T. Named for the liam Baffin. explorer/ Wil- Can bed clothing- be heated as an electric pail is heated? S. G. It is done. Claimed that a single summer weight blanket, electrified and operated at a cost of 4 cents a night, will be all the bed covering needed even in the coldest weather. How much money paid annually to drujrglsts for prescriptions? J. H. A. Approximately $140,000,000 worth of prescriptions are filled each year by druggists. When was the U. S. S. R. rec- nizca by U. S.? E. II. Soviet Russia was recognized by President Roosevelt Nov. 16, 1933. How many radio stations are owneil l»y newspapers? T. W. According to the Year Book of Sroadcasting magazine, of the 639 radio stations in the-Unitcd.States, 194 are owned in whole or part by newspaper interests. How much damage done by floods in U. S. prior to 1936? E. G. From 1903 to 1935 floods killed 3,000 persons and caused property damatjfi of $1,650,000,000. What was the original sum to- al owed the U. S. by foreign powers before interest and refunding vas computcfl? M. P. Original debt, $10,350,479,074.70. TOiat horse, has. run, in the money the most times eonsecutive- y? H. J. Kingston, who was in the money n 74 consecutive starts. In the record of Kingston, 138 starts are listed, with 89 wins, 34 places and 11 show finishes. How is the seating of ambassadors decided? R. H. Seating at public functions is according to precedence:--that is, by \he length of service at the post. When did Vergil live? A. F. Publius Vcrgilius Maro was born n 70 B^C. and died in 10 B. C. He was considered the foremost poet of his time. How long have the names of niartell and Hennessy been associated with the manufacture of cognac? W. J. In 1715 John Martell established in Cognac, France, the business which still bears his name. In 1756 the firm of James Hennessy and company was. founded. Another James Hennesy, a member of t h a ' French senate, is today the head of the firm. Is the new Queen of England a. musicinn? E. H. Queen Elizabeth is an accomplished .pianist and has a lovely singing voice. When was candy first made by machine? L. G. About 1825, f9reign manufacturers began to use some machinery in their factories, but the actual introduction of machinery in candy-making dates from 1840. The first machine of this character to be brought to the United States was imported by Sebastian Chauveau ot Philadelphia in 1845. In 184S Oliver R. Chase invented a machine for the making of lozenges. Who originated the C. anfl O. advertisement depicting a sleeping kitten? A. R. L. C. Probert was the originator o the picture; the inscription, America's Sleepheart;" and the slogan, "Sleep like a Kitten." He also named the kitten Chessie. How many plants using automatic pilots? W. G. More than 400 gyropilots are now in use in commercial and private aircraft throughout the world. NEW TESTAMENT The Globe-Gazette is able to offer such a volume with a mass ot supplementary material such as harmony of the Gospels, great, periods of 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 Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 20 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for New Testament. Name Street City Stats (Mail lo Washington, D. C,) 1 tl m wt ,,' J! 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