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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. JEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 111-123 East State Street Telephone No. 3801) LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NORBM LLOYD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager 1HEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which l» exclusively entitled to UK tat for publication o( all news dlspatchc» credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paiier. and all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, wltn Des Itoincj ncvra Md business offices at 405 Shops Building SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lake. by the year 57.00 by Uie week S .10 OUTSIDE MASON C1IV AND CLEAR LAKE Per year bv carrier . . . . $7.00 Ey mail 6 months «,2. Per ieck by carrier .... S -« My mall 3 moDtlis _ 51.23 'Per year by mall S4.UO By mall 1 month S 50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year .56.00 Six months $3.25 Three months. ..SI.75 W HOW BRITISH DO IT P E SOMETIMES wonder whether all of those who are holding out for a "balanced budget" understand what pain this process might involve for America. We wonder whether they are prepared to pay the price of a balanced budget that has been paid by the British, as recently set forth by the United States Wews. Surely, there's an example in what the British ·are doing, if not a lesson. Let's take a look and see how the British carry their budget. In large measure, it will be noted, it's by income taxation. The basic rate of income .tax in Britain is to be raised to 23% per cent This applies to both individuals and corporations. An unmarried British workman, earning more 'than 5500 a year, will pay a tax of 23% per cent on taxable income above that amount. In the United States ne would pay no federal tax unless earning more than $1,000 a year. Then the basic tax would be i per cent on earnings over that amount. A married British workman, earning $1,000 a year, .will pay 23% per cent of basic tax on all income over that amount, while in the United States the exemption is $2,500 and the base rate 4 per cent. To balance their budget, except for war debt payments to the United States, the British reach down into the lower income brackets and take a large slice of the earnings of every individual. Their taxes, except in the higher brackets,, are far heavier than in the United States. But isn't this British, income tax about the only ,' tax, and aren't local property taxes low? A treasury study shows that property owners in the British isles'pay real estate and personal property taxes comparable to the average in this country, in addition to excise taxes heavier than in the United States. Taxes in Great Britain reveal the sacrifice that the people of that country are ready to .make to maintain well ordered 'mational finances. They carry hint--recognized by some members of congress--concerning what is in store for people of America when the time comes to bring federal income into the line with federal outgo. It's a strange coincidence that those most eager to publicize the large incomes a year or two ago are the ones who now balk most at publicity for the foremost recipients of AAA checks. Now that train fares have been reduced, maybe some congressman will introduce a bill to reduce travel allowances. But don't hold your breath. Transportation alone accounts for from three to eight hours of the tardiness of outside newspapers which come into North Iowa. The New YorkensaysJits the trend to speed and ound wheels whicli 5 has ''alienated the public away rom street cars. m - · ' i ; Appeals to employ more men don't work well in ombination with threats to tax away .all profits. Simile: Surprising as an affirmative victory in a Townsend debate before a Townsend club. "TOPS" ONCE AGAIN W HEN the musical representatives of a town year after year go into competition, nationally and in Iowa, and emerge victor each time, the editorial writer who seeks to give credit where credit is due must be equipped with a mighty stock of superlatives. This thought .comes to us as we set about the altogether gratifying task of commenting on what has happened at Iowa City these past few days. An inventory of our lexicon discloses that just about every appropriate adjective'and adverb has been assigned to duty in past years. There's nothing new to be said. And so we'll just get right down to primitive reactions and observe that Mason City has a swell crowd of youthful musicians and a grand department of public school music. Which came first and which is of greater importance could be debated. But it would be without point so far as the local situation is concerned for so very obviously we have them in combrna tion. At the conclusion of the'basketball season the Globe-Gazette's sports editor made a speech in which he paid tribute to the "front runner." It was this role that the Mohawk quintet had played throughout the season and in the tournament where it went through to the final game for second ranking among, raor than 800 Iowa high schools. As state champions^in 1934, the Mohawks were the ponent's eye. They were inviting target. Mr. Mitchell believed they had som extra credit coming by reason of this. So it is with Mason City's music representatives There isn't a high school music director in Iowa whc ·ouldn'i surrender a toe or two off the right foot tr apple of every op out in front -- as defeat Mason City, among high school 'Beat Mason City!" is a war cry musicians everywhere. Conse- DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott FOREIGN AFFAIRS -~~ By MAKE B. Bl'ERS F THE dispatches from Hungary recently give a . truthful picture of the situation, it appears that Hitler is again active in his desire to consolidate central Europe for the nazis. The simultaneous raids by he Hortby government all over Hungary axe alleged ,o have established proof that a conspiracy to seize he government for the nazis was almost at the point tf open revolt. Apparently the plan was very similar to the nazi putsch in Vienna which resulted in the murder of Dr. Jollfuss, the premier, and failed because the Austrian army stood loyal to the government, Nazis disguised as army officers seized the government offices in the Jollfuss affair, it will be recalled, took over the Vienna radio station, and broadcast reports that the government had been overthrown for a nazi regime. In Hungary nazi headquarters, raided, yielded a number of Hungarian officers' uniforms. And, as in the Austrian 'iasco, nazi groups in tie country were under orders ;o converge on Budapest on the day of the putsch. Of course, Germany denies there was any such plot. But a similar denial was issued after the Vienna Incident, and was so patently false that nobody even pretended to believe that Germany had no hand in Che matter. It was too obvious that Germany had mobilized nazi storm-troopers on the Bavarian border ready to move into Austria if the putsch had shown signs of success. There seems no doubt that the present excitement has a certain basis. Troops have been moving in Austria along the Bavarian border, as a sign that the authorities were aware of something brewing, and of course the Hungarian nazis are inspired from Germany. There is hardly an attempt to conceal that fact. f t * PLAYING WITH DYNAMITE; EUROPEAN WAR INVITED r HAT HITLER'S reasoning can be in permitting such an affair to get under way at this juncture MID-SUMMER. HAS OVE.R. HOURS MORE SUMSHlNt IN MlMNESCrtX AMP LAND v/HlPPINq BORDER. StME5 ST. LOU I 1 ? I--jvAMD CINCINNAtl WOR.O LADY MEAN? A. KNEADER. OF DOlKjH , DERIVED T=R0M-iftE 5AXOM.WORP HLAEFDKJE, LA-TE.R. cHA.HSEC -fo PICTURES WORLD WAR BEHIND BARBED WIRE MEANT LOAF-MAKER COPYR1CHT . , 93S . CENTRAL wiStssociATiON EHTANGLEMEMT5 DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. quently those who wear the Mason City colors in vocal or instrumental music are "front runners" in just the same way that Mason City's basketball; baseball and football players have been. All of which, makes it the more amazing that Mason City retains its top ranking in music year after year. Again--in sorely depleted vocabulary--we salute all wlio had any part in Mason City's latest musical triumph, from student musician staff. to able instructional A NEW INDUSTRY TjEOPLE who live in glass houses have brought new * prosperity to American glass makers. All have begun to feel the impulse of glass block construction. Industrial structures, modern homes, and factory plants have adopted the new glass masonry more readily than expected. Manufacturers have been forced to expand their glass block facilities. A Century of Progress demonstrated to a doubtful American public that glass masonry had possibilities for present day construction. The "House of Glass" on the !ake front was frankly an experiment, but it soon had an appeal to architects and builders. In the past two years tobacco' warehouses, grain mills, dairy plants, school houses, homes, night, clubs, and even hotels have adopted glass block construction for exterior walls, interior partitions, and modernization. I GOVERNMENT INDEX F ALL the money spent by Americans for daily rides back and forth to work, for newspapers, for tele phone calls and for general merchandise was turnet over to the federal government for a year, it would fall slightly short of equaling what was spent by the federal government -in the conduct of its business las year. Does that give you an Idea of the enormity o this thing called government 7 W 1 is hard to conceive. It is, of course, playing with dynamite. A nazi coup in either Austria or Hungary will bring the little entente nations over the borders in a hurry. Czecho-Slovakia, Jugo-Slavia and Rumania all have large territories formerly belonging to Hungary and Austria, and any attempt to regain them would mean that these new nations would be fighting for their lives. A general European war could hardly be averted. With Hitler's contest with France prospering for the moment under the sun of British approval, this indication of an adventure in central Europe seems like the worst kind of bad politics. There is every indication that the British and French are preparing to permit Germany to regain colonial territories lost by the war, or at least similar colonies to replace them. This deal is being offered as the price of Hitler's agreeing to arrangements to keep the peace. But if Hitler starts lighting matches in the central European powder magazine, the deal will be off in a hurry. The British are pro-German for the moment, but they will hardly back Hitler in such mad tactics. · Hungary is just as angrily determined on revision of the peace treaties as Hitler. But the Hungarians are not Germans and not nazis. They are probably the most fiercely nationalistic of any nation in Europe., It would be most surprising if any considerable number of Hungarians would consider helping Hitler with his pan-German projects. Therefore the whole putsch arrangement has s. futile and silly look to it. If this is a sample of Hitler statesmanship it is of a pretty low grade. EXODUS OF GOLD FROM FRANCE FOLLOWS ELECTION THE FRENCH elections, which will bring a Marxian 1 socialist government to France for the first time, are no great surprise although the swing to the left is more marked than was predicted. That it will make a reat deal of difference in the French position internationally is hardly to be expected. There may be domestic upheavals, and probably will be. But France, socialist or royalist, has one fixed principle in foreign policy--security against Germany. No government would dare to alter that fundamental It is significant of the probable domestic outcome of the elections that, with the final total of seats still to be settled in the run-off voting, prices collapsed on the Paris bourse and a great movement of gold out of the country got under way. It is almost certain that the franc will not stay Jong on gold. The elections have broken the hold on the government of the Banque de France-and the Comite Aea Forges--the financial and industrial group called "the oligarchy." The socialists are pledged to nationalize the Banque de France, now a tremendously powerful private corporation. A financial smash is plainly in the cards. Recalling how close France came to a revolution over the Stavisky affair, and the strength then demonstrated by the fascist organizations when they "went into the streets," one may also see the possibility of a flascist reaction against the socialist-communist coalition which is about to take office. It is entirely within the cards that the fascists might attempt to prevent their accession by force. * » * JAPAN CARVES ITSELF ANOTHER PUPPET STATE JAPAN HAS made another step forward in her cam- J paign for the North China-Mongolian territory. Details of the" arrangement "are not clear--nothing is ever in the open in China--but it is announced as an agreement with China against the communists. Included in the agreement is Chinese permission for Japanese garrisons at strategic points and the building of railways into the interior. The best guess is that the Nanking government has been frightened into accepting Japanese demands for a virtually autonomous regime in the north. That is another puppet state sliced out of Chinese territory. This will bring Japan directly to the borders of the USSR, for Outer Mongolia is a member of the Russian system. . r How determinedly Russia is avoiding war in the far east in the face of this provocation may be seen in the fact that she ha sagreed to a joint commission to settle the Mongolian border, dispute which recently brought about a number of clashes between red troops and Japanese. Settlement of the similar dispute over the Siberian-Hanchukuo border was deferred by the same agreement. , Thus Japanese progress toward the avowed oojec- tive of complete control of China has made another great step. The Japanese militarists, after the Tokio coup earlier in the winter, now find nothing to stop them. If they are stopped it will only be by war, and Russia is the only nation that is in a position to fignt. Even Russia however can't do much at the moment, with the European situation as tense as it is, and her military commitments to France likely to be called upon at any time. As usual, Japan has chosen her time shrewdly. VITAMIN A NEEDED IN TOT'S DIET M OST OF THE work on vitamin deficiencies has been experimental in nature. Under experimental conditions it is possible to remove every trace of a given vitamin from the animals' diet and, therefore, extreme grades of disease have been the rule. Both the profession and the public have seen pictures or these animals, such as a large rat and a small rat from the same litter when the rat has been deprived of Vitamin A, and have come to think, I believe, that only these extreme examples represent the effects of food deficiencies. We are coming, however, to understand that under ordinary conditions of living it seldom happens that a diet will be completely deficient in any certain'vitamin, hut that when there is a partial deficiency, changes in the human body, less severe than those which oc- ' cur in experimental animals, may result. Examples of such studies are those which have recently been reported from the University of Iowa on Vitamin A deficiency in children. Thirty Years -Ago-Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Arnold have returned from a two weeks' trip to Minneapolis and Chicago. Miss Carrie Larson of Britt is in the city visiting her sister, Miss Marv Larson. Lyman Dunn left yesterday for Buffalo Center vhere he will join the Mallory Brothers circus as a musician. The circus is in the nature of a dog and ony show and travels through Iowa, Nebraska, Minne ;ota and the Dakotas. Dr. Frank Gunsaulus of Chicago yesterday dehv ered a lecture on William E. Gladstone, the great E ten statesman, at the Congregational church. The St. Louis road has canceled its special pass enger rates to San Francisco. Cal.. for that city declines to receive outsiders except laboring men since .he catastrophe. J. C. Burch of Chicago is in the city today with view of locating a second cement' mill here. W 3eorgeson and C. H. Newton of Minneapolis are in ;he city on a similar mission. Or. Clendening One of the symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency is night blindness, but, of course, this occurs only in advanced examples of deficiency--complete absence of the vitamin from the food. It occurred to the Iowa investigators that less pronounced grades of Vitamin 4. deficiency might be detected by bringing the patient into a dark room and determining how readily they adapted themselves to sensitivity to light This test was thoroughly checked, and it was found that out of 213 children examined, 45 had sub-normal dark adaptation, which was assumed to be due to a deficiency of Vitamin A in the diet. When this deficiency was corrected by a complete diet and the use of cod liver oil improvement in the light tests was marked Vitamin A is found in milk fat and'yolk of eggs, as well as in fish liver oils. HOW TO USE THIS SERVICE EDITOR'S NOTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr. Clendening can now be obtained by sending 10 cents ir coin for each, and a self-addressed envelope stamped with a three-cent stamp, to Dr. Logan Clendening, in care of this paper. The pamphlets are: "Three Weeks Reducing Diet," "Indigestion 'and Constipation," "Reducing and Gaining," "Infant Feeding," "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene' and "The Care of the Hair and Skin." TOMORROW MAY S By CLAKK KINNAIJKD EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES OBSERVING ,IANY COUNTK1" STOP SIGNS BADLY PLACED have received a veritable, flurry of suggestions this week that numerous country stop signs in Iowa are faultily ilaced. This has been brought about, guess, by the prominently displayed dispatch about an Iowa State afety Council official who faces the oss of a section of his driver's license for having passed up a sign east -of Clarion, where No. 10 and STo. 69 meet. "It was late at night and I didn't see the sign," the official in question explained. "And I don't think the chief and assistant chief of the state jighway patrol with me saw it either. But that doesn't alter the fact :hat I ran the stop sign and I'm ready to take my medicine." One of those who called to comment on the need for a better placement of these stop signs was Frank Balkam, a Mason City traveling man who has long been active in safety matters. "I happen to know this intersection east of Clarion," he said. "It's a little sharper radius than most country turns and the sign is oc the right, where your lights don't strike until you're right on top of it. It's my contention that the stop sign should be on the left as you approach the arterial and that there should be a second sign directing your attention to the stop sign ahead so that you will be properly slowed down." Mr. Balkam once called the state highway commission's attention to an inadequately marked highway crossing north of Algona and there was an immediate correction of the shortcoming. He believes that the same authorities will be disposed to give their best study to the subject here considered. IS A PLAY EVER MADE BETTER BY PROFANITY? confess I've never seen a which I thought was made better or rescued from the realm of absolute punkness through the medium of profanity And I've seen several I thought would be better with a little less of it, or none of it. The movies, as you know, manage to get along without cussing. I've seen severa plays on both legitimate stage and screen and more often than not the movie version, stripped of the rough language, has been the more effective. A part of this, of course is due to the fact that the movies are less restricted as to setting and background. It may be that my slant on this question grows from the fact that I've always associated the theater with the living room of the home rather than with the men only" section of a third-rate pool hall. --o-WOULD DENY CITIZEN STATUS TO CRIMINALS -^ find quite a little to com- 15^ mend in the proposal re*" cently laid before the D. A. R. convention by Dr. Felix Forte, educator and lecturer. He would amend the constitution to provide :or the rescinding of citizenship of jersons "proving unworthy" of the privilege. Those who indulge in ·riminal activities would be on the ouster list. Declaring that aliens are "Americans by choice and not by birth," Dr. Forte said statistics prove more crime is committed by native born residents, and that there is a higher percentage ,of murders in those states which have a low percentage of alien population. Dr. Forte admitted our form of government is not perfect, saying: "I admit that it is extravagant: that it'is bureaucratic--I admit you can find dishonesty, graft and plain crookedness. But when you compare the advantages of our form of government with other forms I say it is still the best form of government yet devised. With all its faults, give me democracy." Going a step further, I would make use more often of the law which enables America to deport criminals not yet naturalized. And I'd cancel more driving licenses as a means of encouraging safer driving on our highways. Most of us are prone to look upon many a privilege as a "right." We need to change our thinking on this point. --o-THIS PARTICULAR BIRD GOT WISE TO HIMSELF mm, can draw on one conclusion, SgSg namely, that "Woody the *5S?" Woodpecker," has seen the light. This much publicized bird for five years has been a regular visitor to the steeple of a church over at Sheboygan, Wis. He has made himself an absolute pest by waking the entire neighborhood with his own peculiar tattoo on the cross at the tip of the church steeple,. When he re-appeared with the dawn of spring this year, even the pastor of the church thought it was a little too much, and a sharpshooter of the police force was told to execute Woody on his next appearance. Reprieve for Sunday--it's a bad day for killings, thought the pastor --was obtained, but the next day the sharpshooter lay in ambush in vain. Woody evidently reads the papers! At any rate he hasn't kept his rendezvous with death, and the neighbors sleep of mornings. Answers to Questions By FKEDEK1C J. HASKIN Twenty Years \x"-Paul Prehn took the claim Otto Sutcr of Glendive Mont., held to the world's welterweight wrestling; championship from him last night at the armory bj pinning the westerner in two straight falls. Th Mason City patrolman won the first fall in 1 hour am 18 minutes \vith a reverse hammerlock and the seconc in 24:15 .minutes with a wrist lock. EL PASO, Tex.--General Obregpn has asked that American troops now in Mexico hunting for the bandit Villa he withdrawn. DUBLIN--All rebel leaders and their followers have surrendered to the British troops. PARIS--German troops in dense masses made a violent attack last nfeht on positions captured by the French north of Deadman's Hill on the Verdun front but were repulsed and suffered enormous losses. Miss Mabel Barr of Austin, Minn., is visiting friends in the city. Mrs. Fred Randall returned yesterday from a few months' visit to San Die«;o, Los Angeles and Seattle. Mr. and "Mrs. C. H. Gansoi- left today for Illinois where they will make their future home. ri.K\SE NOTE--A reader can sel the answer In any nnestlon or fact by writing the Mason City Globe-Gaicttc'5 Information FnMrMc J. Haskln, Director. Washington, D. C. Please send three 3 cents postace (or rpnly. flour mor Ten Years Ago-Miss Arcley Marshall, city welfare worker, left yesterday on a business trip to Chicago. A tennis league composed of four towns. Mason City. Forest City, Charles City and New Hampton, has been formed. NEW YORK--Sinclair Lewis has declined the Pulitzer prize of Sl.OOO for his novel, "Arrowsmith," because of the "compulsion put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient and sterile," as a result of the arbitrary literary standards. Notable Births--Alice Faye, b. 1912, cinema cutie. .Freeman Gosden, b. 1899, the Amos of Amos 'n Andy . .Christopher Morley, b. 1890, poet, novelist and anthologist Joseph P. Tumulty, b. 1879, secretary to the president in Wilson administration Sir Douglas Mawson, b. 1S82, Australian Antarctic explorer Karl Marx, b. 1818 in Treves, Germany, son of a Jewish family which embraced Protestantism, founder at 29 of international socialism and author at 49 of Das Kapital, testament of communists and so-called workers' parties John William Draper, b 1811 in St.-Helen's, England, which he left at 22 to 'emigrate to the United States and become a physician. An early experimenter in photography as a hobby he was 29 when he took the first photograph ever made of a human face. The subject was his sister, Dorothy Catherine Draper, who sat for six minutes, the back of her' head clamped. May 5, 1600--Jean Nicot died, after having won immortality as the man who made tobacco smoking popular in Europe--under the impression that-the leaves had curative qualities! May 5, 1S83--Josiah "Uncle Si" Henson died in Dresden Ontario at 86, after having seen the story of his life become the best selling American novel and play of all time. It was upon an account of his adventures he gave Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe that she based "Uncle Tom's Cabin." In Canada, whence he escaped via the "underground railroad," he learned to read and write at the age of 55, became pastor of church, finally went to England where he was entertained as a distinguished visitor by Queen Victoria. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.--St. Matthew 6:19. . ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASI.IN List fragrant shrubs. E. J. Sweetshruh or Calycanthus, lemon verbena, lilacs, mockorange or syr- inga, the butterflybush, honeysuckle, wisteria, and various sweet species of clematis. Where was the first CCC camP established? B. F. In the George Washington National forest near Luray, Va., April 17, 1933. How long has caviar been considered a delicacy? J. M. Soviet archaeologists exploring in the Crimea have unearthed vats and stone platforms on which caviar v.-as prepared for shipment to Roman gourmets as far back as the days of Lucullus. Was Lawrence of Arabia a total abstainer? E. J. He is quoted as saying he would not use liquor in any form since it might diminish his enjoyment of water. Has cornstarth or thickening value? E. R. One tablespoon of cornstarch has the thickening value of two tablespoons of flour. How many students are transported to and from school at public expense ? H. F. In 1933-34 there were 2,794,724 pupils transported in 77,042 vehicles provided at public expense. The amount of public money spent f or transportation in that year was 553,907,774. What colleges offer courses in hotel management? G. H. Cornell university, Ithaca, N. T.; Michigan State college at Bast Lansing, and Washington State college at Pullman. Is the Washington Elm still standing at Cambridge, Mass.? T. W. It disintegrated due to old age. Parts of the trunk and branches were given away and sold as souv- Where was Cervantes born? J. L. enirs. Throughout J:he country The author of Don Quixote was FICTJON STORY (WITH TRUTH IN IT) · KNOW a man who became homesick for the past. i. The more he thought about it, the more he convinced himself that the little section of the past that surrounded his childhood was the most beautiful in all time . . . . He remembered how the family of which he was a part used to gather around the coal-oil amp, around the table that had the red cloth on it-and read and talk . . . . In the mellow light of the amp the family read and talked and all of them, 'ather and mother and children, were close together . . It was pleasant to remember that family nround the coal-oil lamp and the flame burning jrightly on the wick that was trimmed each morning. :n the clear-glass chimney that was washed and polished every day. He became a hit crazy on the subject of coal-oil lamps. They began, for him, to symbolize that lamp of Aladdin. If he had coal-oil lanros in his house, instead of bright electricity, and nibbed them every day they'd bring back the gentle past into his life and hold his family close together, forever . . . . So he dug coal-oil lamps out of various attics and installed them in his home and commanded the family to sit around them and enjoy the past. They tried hard. But it didn't work. The light wasn't very good. He strained his eyes trying to read by it. One of the boys had to get glasses. Sometimes the flame smoked and the smell was bad. Once he got coal-oil in the sugar bowl and the taste was terrible . . . And finally one night the lamp fell off the table and broke and the oil spread and caught fire and the house burned up and then down. And when he built a new house it was a very modern one equipped with all the gadgets of convenience and necessity that the modern mind has devised And the man went out saying to people: "The past is gone. We can't bring it back. The thine to do is to live NOW and HERE and use and enjoy TODAY." And this time he was talking sense born in Alcada de Henares, near Madrid, Spain. Cervantes day is celebrated annually there April 23. When was President Garfield -hot? H. D. At the Baltimore and Potomac railway depot, Washington, D. C., July 2, 1881, by Charles Guiteau. He died Sept. 19, 1881, and is buried n Lake View cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. How many acres are planted in soybeans in V. S.? 3. M. Approximately 5.000,000 acres. What bills did Huey P. Long introduce in the senate? T. G. At the first session of the seventy- third congress, Senator Long introduced a bill to limit effect of regulations of commerce and a joint resolution to amend the cSnstitution to permit the taxation ot capital without apportionment among the states. At the second session he introduced bills to amend the antitrust law and to protect trade and commerce, to grant extension of time for bridging the Mississippi river at Baton Rouge, to acquire a site for a lighthouse depot at New Orleans, and to pay 'old age pen- ions. What is the farm population ? K. G. On Jan. 1, 1935, 32,779,000, largest on record. Can an alien change his name to an American name when he takes out naturalization papers? T. P. If he chooses, or he can change it later if he prefers another one. When is tennis week? N. W. National tennis week will be observed this year from May 23-30. Where was Secretary of Labor Perkins married? F. T. To Paul Caldwell Wilson in Grace church, New York City, by the Rev. Charles Slattery in September, 1913. here are a number of young trees, scions of this famous elm. How many men alive who were of the original Princess Pat's regiment? It went over in the fall of 19U about 1,200 strong. A. H. The Canadian legation says not more than 50 of the original members of Princess Patricia's light infantry are now living. They have been dying at the rate of 5 per cent a year since 1930. Spring Decorating Every housewife will want a copy of the booklet on "Modern Interior Decorating," available through the Globe-Gazette. The chapter heads tell the whole story of this practical and timely household aid: Furniture Arrangements--How to Analyze a Room--Closets--How to Hang Pictures--Decorative Hints for Special Rooms--Colors for Draperies--Creating a Color Scheme- Guest Room--Concealing Radiators. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet, "Modern Interior Decorating." Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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