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gggj^TM:*^^ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A- W. tEC NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON cm: GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY, ^21-123 East Slate Street , ·. Telephone No. 380 Entered os"second-class matter April 17, 1930, at the post fclfice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act at March 3, 1879. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PHESS which Is exclusively en titled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credite uexvs. : ' , Full Jessed ivlre service by United Press. MEMBER. IOWA DAILV PBESS ASSOCIATION, with De Jrtolnes,news and business oiflces at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE MASON C1TX AND CLEAH LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF JIASON Ctrl' Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lake by tho year S7.00 by the week $ .1 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE IN IOIVA AXO MINNESOTA Per'year by carrier S7.0Q By mail 6 months $2.7 Per week by carrier ...,»·. 15 By mail 3 months $1.5 Per year by mail S5.0D By mail 1 month. s .5 IN ALL STATES OTIIEH THAN IOWA' AND MINNESOTA Per yr...$8.00'S months.:S4.SO 3 months..£2.50 I month..! Headed for the Rocks A GROUP o£ school men met in Des Moines las ** week and discussed the need in Iowa for a high school athletic association freed from the po tential dictatorship which has grown up in recen years. · · ' · ; · The deliberations were not open -- for the gape and sufficient reason that those who openly object to- the one-man tyranny well understand tha they, and their schools will be the target for re prisal action. ' ' · This very condition, as a, matter of fact, is what prompted the meeting. Whether the new movement will succeed remains to be seen. It would without doubt i£ al school folk who are cognizant of the condition hen described were %villing to join hands for its correction. In. the earlier' days of the high school athletii association strong men were elected to the board and. .the secretaryship was, 'as it was intended tc be, an administrative rather than a policy-makin! office. More latterly., 'however, as the influence of thi: secretary expanded, the board lias, been- hand picked for .the most part. It has become a puppe agency with members willing to do what they were told to do and say what they were told to say There has been and is, of course; an unhappy am powerless minority, resentful of its puppet role. ' Paradoxically enough the . power which they vested in the secretary has been turned into weapon to be used on the 'schools of the state. To day George A. Brown exercises a power over athletics in Iowa such as was never dreamed of when the Iowa High School Athletic association came into being. Some day something is going to be done abou' the' alarming state into which high school athletics have fallen. The situation is one which calls for a courageous facing o£ the facts. Without this pnce excellent system of high school athletics is going to become a futile sacrifice on the altar of one man's ambition for power -- and continuation in a lucrative job. ' . There can fee -- there must be-- an administration of high school athletics on the same high level til at -prevails in every other phase of Iowa's public school system. Irrespective of what happens in this newest protest movement, a finger has been placed once more on the source of all the trouble. An official who should be 'advancing the cause of Iowa athletics j-has made himself a disturbing issue. · ,, 1 Where It All Started rpHE sit-down epidemic has reached the point ·*- where it becomes necessary to do something , about it. Regardless b£ the merits of the individ- . .; ual controversies involved, the method of the sit- down strike, the seizure. and holding lor ransom of factories, is a disintegrating and subversive weapon. There is no claim, even among CIO leaders, that the sit-down is legal, and such members of the .administration in congress as Senators Lewis and Majority Leader Robinson in public statements urged some sort of action, and deplored the tendency to let matters drift into virtual anarchy, Mr. Roosevelt at Warm Springs may be, reflecting upon the origin of 'a sit-down strike and what it led up to. The sit-down was first evolved in Italy immediately after the war, when strikers occupied 'the Fiat plant at Milan. The government o£ the time in Italy was demoralized and its strength so divided in a multiplicity of parties that no one was able to act. Sit-down followed sit-down in the .northern part of Italy, 'until' they led to the formation, among the more conservative ol middle- class and working people of a movement lor public defense that came to be known as the fascist league: One of the leaders was an exsocialist journal ist and orator named Benito Mussolini. What hap pened thereafter is known to every one. The sit down led to the fascist dictatorship in Italy. Incidentally,:it brought the working classes, in Italy into virtual slavery to a military dictatorship. Uri, ions were abolishes with brutal vigor, the 'right to ; strike was' wiped out. Democratic government disappeared, Leaders -of organized labor who hail the sit- down as a brand new and most effective weapon , in labor disputes should re-read Kalian history. The sit-dowa is, in fact, too effective a weapon. 3ts history is that it is so drastic in its action that it sets up a reaction which is hard to control. Safety of the democratic system, which includes ·the security of labor organizations, depends upon a structure and fabric oMaWto referee disputes and guarantee justice. When any group in the community steps outside the law to seize a temporary' advantage, it is jeopardizing the law itself-- the .very law which protects the group in other relationships with society. The sit-down lets loose' lawlessness, and lawlessness devours those who unchain it. . Wise Chicago Court CHICAGO courts are continuing to accord jail · ^ sentences to negligent and ' drunken drivers. Eleven Chicagoans were sent to Jail on one day recently for -various periods according to the character of their offense for driving that Judge George B. Weiss of the safety court; decided was a menace to other motorists and pedestrians. The Chicago court was deaf to pleas that fines be substituted for the jail sentences. The judge told the offending .motorists that a term in jail would impress upon their memories a necessity for careful driving. The Chicago court is giving to the country a lesson that should be taken to heart. Negligent and drunken driving are offenses that cannot be condoned because of the great dangers that they offer to the public; Jail sentences are a punishment that Judge Weiss rightly says carries to the minds of motor vehicle drivers the magnitude of the offense they are committing when 'they drive in such a man' per as to endanger the lives and limbs of others, MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 24 · 193? Senator Dickinson's rapid recovery from his re cent critical illness will be welcomed by all frien £-'t/- 0e ' iV h u have an appreciation- of a clean, hard hitUng fighter in the politieal arena. «. I 1 £ e - rome Dean had Persisted in turning dow that 520,000 offer, more than a lew American would understand the appropriateness of his nick name. There ought to be some way to keep Ne\ Y'orks mayor from saying what just about every body here in America thinks about Adolf Hitler. Old John Q. Taxpayer at this time of year ha his own notion about the identity o£ the much discussed forgotten man. A nation is in a bad way when the reward for not working are substantially the same as th rewards for working. It must be embarrassing to Vines and Pern when they forget whose night it is to win. .In Germany the truth quite largely is what Her Hitler says it is. No bonds, few roads. Exhibit A. Nebraska. PROS and CONS DELAYING THE. CURE OF CANCER Waterloo Courier: The director of the bipchem ical research foundation of the Franklin institut has been attempting to establish a plan for cor relation of all research work on cancer. . Dr. Ellice McDonald now reports that his work along this line has been futile and that "The jeal ousies and antagonisms of the cancer research workers in this country have delayed the cure o cancer many years." He charges that universitj men are very "jealous of their plans'and results as they consider their advancement within the vmi v.ersity to be dependent upon their reputation a gained by publication." It has been found that laboratories and re search foundations are reluctant to exchange in formation. On .the other hand, Mr. McDonald found workers in industrial laboratories to be more open and generous in their information, It would be a-pity if a cure for cancer should be delayed by the jealousies and antagonisms re ported by Dr. McDonald. A year or two of such delay might mean the needless sacrifice of thous ands of lives. Where is that spirit of the. true scientist so often heralded in prose and poesy--the spirit of the man who toils months and years in mankind's behalf, without ever a thought of-self? ABOUT HITCHHIKING Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa Wesleyan students will file with the state legislature petitions opposing the motor vehicle bill's, proposed outlawing of hitchhikers. Similar petitions are said to be in circulation on the state university campus. "Hitchhiking is a vested interest which all college students must preserve," insists the president of the Wesleyan student council, jocularly or otherwise. Hitchhiking also is another relic of the horse and buggy days, when you could pull over to the side of the road and stop without danger of being mrled into kingdom-come by a juggernaut sweep- ng up from behind. A college boy on the highway, humb in air, is no less dangerous than any other iiker. And a co-ed can be positively demoralizing NEW STATE OFFICES SPREAD-OUT Emmetsburg Reporter: State offices have overrun the capacity of the capitol. Bureaus and com- mssions are spread over downtown Des Moines. lehts in privately owned office buildings are cost- ng the state $75,000 a year. The lobbying power of Bureaus and commissions keeps the office holding curve on a continual upturn. New boards, new commissions, new functionaries and new ways of exacting taxes, by way of levies and licenses, are the result of a strongly paternalistic trend In state government. This trend is becoming a threat and a pest to legitimate business. ' ' JUSTIFIED.IN'HITTING HIM Oelwein Register: A Chicago man hit a visitor at his home with his fist and knocked him down he dying from the fall. It seems the visitor was a man 35 years old who wanted to marry the 9 year old daughter o£ the other. The jury held the man was justified and that he was not guilty of a crime in striking the fellow. That jury showed good sense in their verdict, LAWYER'S ACTION NULLIFIED Indianola Tribune^ The entire effect o£ the poll of the American Bar association on President Roosevelt's, proposal, to reorganize the supreme court which showed 16,132 members against the plan and 2,563 for it, is nullified by the fact that this same association in 1921 advocated increasing the number of justices to 11. FIRECRACKERS AND AUTOMOBILES Greene Recorder: Thousands o£ people are killed 3ach year in auto accidents. Outlaw the automobile and there would be no auto deaths. Take away the fire crackers from the youngsters--but give the older ones plenty "fire water." ANALAGOUS ARGUMENT Iowa City Press-Citizen: To argue in such a "ashion is worse than no argument; to say that boys will not be "he men" i£ they have no lire- vorlcs, is the same as to say the cow will be" a cow no longer if you cut off its horns. THIS'REMAINS TO BE SEEN Marshalltown Times-Republican: How many of he now opposing senators will crouch under the latronage lash and vote on the supreme court is- ue as they are ordered? Your guess. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG N'ORTH IOWA PREACHER'S VIEWPOINT SHELL ROCK--School closing includes a bac- alaureate sermon and the commencement add- ess. In the name o£ hundreds o£ underpaid min- sters, we would like to call attention to an injus- ice.. Usually .the church is furnished lor the bac- alaureate sermon, along with light, fuel, janitor's crvices and the minister's. No offering is taken nd all is given without any remuneration. The minister is highly honored to be selected as the pcaker and he does his best upon the occasion. The commencement address is given by an imported, high salaried speaker, whose address may ttitude is shifted now and the community is to be ongratulated that they 'are so highly honored by ne speaker's services. This is just the reverse of tieir attitude toward the minister. "Why not let these hundreds o£ underpaid ministers give the ommencement address once in awhile? Must they all a sit-down strike?" The commencement speaker's family enjoys ooks, travel! educational advantages, etc., while ne underpaid minister's family is deprived ot these lungs. A $25 check would bring joy to many min- sters and their lamilies. Do you not think this is n injustice to your local ministers, who labor for our own community, and who are more intcrest- d than any stranger even though he be a mpre fluent speaker?. Think this overJ " W.. M. ·ZIMMEHMAKT -i DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott A-T WA^HlK^-YoK, D.C. . COM PL-ErfE-P Wl LL BE LARQER 'rl AN WE5M ) NS-TER. ABBEY MOf" HAS A _PLA.CEO?. . * SUCH PROMlKEKt' AMERIC/kK? AS PRESlPENT V/lL-ioH APMIRA.L PEWEY NAPOLEON WA? so SURE. HE. WOUUO I MY APE HE HAP MEPAL cA-^f-To COMMEMORATE . .1$ LH^iER-LY UH-IXMABLE. AMP OF-HB MOSI'VKSIOU' IK 1HE. A N I M A L K l M ^ D O M COPYRIGHT. 1931. KING FEATURES SYNDICATE. I n c ^ UA.PAKESE. 1937 MEW YEAR'S PQS-TMARK - USED ON ALL.. MAIL DIET and. HEALTH ' By L O G A N CLEXDEN1NG, JS. D. COD LIVER OIL TOPS AS TONIC _ INGE spring is traditionally the time for poets *-p let me quote a medical spring poem which : find in Leslie J. Harris' "Vitamins in Theory am Practice," ascribed to C. H. A.: "Oh, fine and fat was Ralph the rat, And his eye was a clear cold gray. How mournful that he ate less fat As day succeeded day. Till he found each cornea daily hornier, Lacking its Vitamin A. I-missed my Vitahiin A, my dears,' That rat was heard to say.. And you'll find your eyes will keranfinize I£ you miss your Vitamin A.' The; epiphyses oj Jemima's knees Were a truly appalling sight; ' ^ r the rickets strikes whom it jolly well likes If the Vitamin D's not light, , 'hough its plots we foil with our codliver oil Or our ultra-violet light. io swallow your eodliver oil, my dears, And 'bonny big babes you'll be. Though it make's you sick, it's a cure lor the rickets, And teeming with Vitamin D." The vitamins have gone through a long period of probation and seem to be now definitely established as having an important physiologic role in the body. _ As long ago as 1766 cod liver I ' ·F" ! ^"" 1 W1HI c^ 1 was used in the Manchester, itlas "^ ."" ^B] England, Infirmary lor Chronic .«! "·*« ^f I Rheumatism. And just the other day I saw as a brand new discovery .the results of the use of vitamin A in chronic arthritis. Soon after the epoch-making work of Voit aiid Pettenkofer on the role of the different foodstuffs in nutrition (the date was about 1380,) physiologists began to work with the idea o£ making a concen- endaning trated diet. This would furnish .the food elements in pure chcm- cal form, with the result that a person could car- ·y his full day's rations around in a small bottle; ake one capsule lor breakfast, two. for lunch and three for dinner. Why they thought this was a de- irable state of affairs to achieve, I am sure I don't now, But it is with happiness that I am able to eport that in 1888 Lunin, at Basle, Switzerland, wblished the report of a failure. Mice could not live on a synthetic diet with purified fat, protein, arbohydrate, salts and water. The addition of 2 r. c. of milk daily saved their lives. The substances in fresh food were called vitamins. Vitamin A, which is growth-promoting and rotection against infection, is found in lat- foods nd cod liver oil. As early as 1848 "A Treatise if Cod Liver Oil" published in ; Edinburgh, de- cribed how a p'eculiar type of inflammation and in- ection of the eyes -could be cured with cod liver Cod liver oil still is a good spring tonic. QUESTIONS FHOM READERS F. D. J.: "About two years ago I clipped a recipe or athlete's loot, but I have lost it. Can you help me out?" Answer: The simplest treatment usually ad- ised for athlete's, foot is ' the use of Whitiield's intment. ' · Poets Everywhere By LOU MALLORX LUKE. Himplon dieAled to Bringing t h o Joy and Inspiration of G o o d Vent Into tbo Lfrej of Rank and File lotvan'f. LESLIE SPAULD1NG o£ McGregor is one of Iowa's best poets. He has seen more of the vorld than most o£ us. In his youth he sailed the eas on tramp steamers. He lived abroad at. three iffetent times during the years of vagabondage-nee in England, once in Mexico and again in 'ranee. Spaulding's poetry, appeals to both men nd women on account ,o£ its lyric-quality and his bility to translate his knowledge of love and life nto verse. YOUTH bu never are old when the fire within · urns on with the same old zest, : Vhen a smile from a girl wakes an answering din n the depths of your vagrant breast. /hen a spring moon smiles, arid the lar sea calls, nd the roads twist off in the dusk, Vhen you feel there are no such things as walls, a house in an empty husk. o what is a crow's fool, or two, or three, Vhen the heart is young, and the soul is free? " EARLIER-DAYS IN MASON CITY ^M,- Thirty Years Ago-Mrs. Eugene Moore of Rockford, 111., is visitine relatives in the city. · . Mr. and Mrs. Will Ray left today lor a visit at Battle Creek, Mich. E. J. Breen of Fort Dodge is transacting business in the, city today. The Rev. Joseph Penn, United Brethren minister at Ventura, was in the city today enroute to a conference at Toledo. H. O. Hansen o£ Whittemore was visiting with friends in the city today. Officers chosen at the annual election of the Elks lodge last night included S. A. Schneider, exalted ruler; A; L. Rule, esteemed leading kniglit; Milton J. Gibson, esteemed loyal knight, and G. M Prince, esteemed lectuung knight. Twenty Years Ago--·* Harold Perry was elected captain and manager of the Northwestern baseball team o£ the Twilight league at a meeting in the high school gymnasium last night. Mason City volleyball players met a decisive defeat at the hands of the Charles CUy tossers, losing three straight games at Charles City yesterday. Playing on the local squad were Capt. J. F Shiable, V. D. Nelson, C. A. Paton, I. W. C Hoi- man, Ed Clark, C. H. Springer and W. G. Schanke. WASHINGTON-- President Wilson, it was stated after yesterday's cabinet meeting, has concluded war with Germany is inevilabic and Is devoting his entire energy to putting the nation on a war basis. . M. J. Nolan transacted business at Manly yesterday. Mrs. H. B. Larson is spending the week with friends at Spencer. Nellie,Walser of Northwood visited in the city yesterday. OBSERVING ?^^ Others Feel This Way About Her Too jOMiL venture there are many ^SSpt others in the American ^"^ Legion who will find the expression of their" own feelings in this tribute to Mrs. Myrton Skelley, department Auxiliary secretary, which appeared anonymously in the current issue o£ the Iowa Legionaire: TO MRS. SKELLEY i R-isii that I could wrfit my thought of y o u In lovely tnuslc ringing purt aud true! Or that my v i s i o n , f a i t h f u l l y expressed In words and phrases beautifully dressed. Might paint a picture so that all could see And share the lovely thoughts (hat come to me, Of one whose light shines out so valiant- In spite of threatening clouds of storm and stress, That those whose way seems dark may pause and see Reflected love, that seeks to hear and bless; Of one whoso open hand and heart would -give ' . Unstinllngly and eagerly their all; Receiving gratefully, striving to lire Uumhle, alert, ohedient to God's call. --O-11 Presidents Have Been Fraternity Men aegsv know that the collegians !s|gtghome for their Easter re- ISS^ cess will be interested in this list of fraternity presidents: Chester A. Arthur, Psi Upsilon; Grover Cleveland, Sigma Chi; Calvin Coolidge, Phi Gamma Delta; James A. Garfield, Delta Upsilon; Benjamin Harrison, Phi Delta Theta; Rutherford B. Hayes, Delta Kappa Epsilon; William McKinley, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Theodore Roosevelt, Alpha Delta Phi and Delta Kappa Epsilon; William Howard Taft, Psi Upsilon; Woodrow Wilson, Phi Kappa Psi; and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Alpha Delta Phi. What If the Housewives Decided to Sit Down? tremble as I contemplate would happen to us if the sit-down strike idea extended to housewives.--if an al- magated 'union of American housewives ever swung into inaction! » · Statistics doubtless could be ad^ duced to show that the trade, business or profession o£-home- making is overworked, underpaid a n d unappreciated, g e n e r a l l y speaking. It has longest hours, the .vorst working conditions on the average and not even a "company union" to be recognized for bargaining purposes. ^ The saying used to be that 'man's work is from sun to sun, )ut woman's work is never done." That .has now been revised, hrough the growth of organized abor and the development of me- :hanical progress, until it might )e read: "In eight'hours or : less man's work is'^done, butwo'men yorlc the same old run." For the :act is that while labor-saving machinery in the home has lightened the actual physical toil involved in housework, it still takes just about as much time as it airways did. Suppose our women folk should hold .out for a forty-hour .week, time and a half for over-lime, and union recognition? There would be a paralyzing strike, if you like! Imagine coming home to find Ma plumped down in the living room, with no dinner ready, the kids unwashed, the dishes in the sink, the laundry rumpled up in the basket--and receiving the ultimatum that it's going to keep on being like that, unless . . .! And with all her neighbors backr ing her up by doing the same thing? There's a strike that would be won in less than 24 hours, I'll be bound. You couldn't even get an injunction to dislodge the strikers, tor any court would doubtless hold that a woman has the right to sit down in her own home--and the sheriff and any available deputies would be too busy at home getting their own meals and putting the kids to bed to run around evicting feminine sit-downers. I'm telling you, I hope that the home-making industry remains on the open shop basis, and that the sit-down epidemic doesn't spread as far as that. We couldn't stand it. --o-See How Many Traffic Boners You Can Spot S|||\must tell you about an in- ^jgpi teresting little game you can play on your' way down town some morning. But on second thought I have decided to let R. V. Lucas o£ the Oelwein Register suggest it to you, as he did to me, with the following editorial squib: · · · . "We watched from the office window last night at the street traffic, just to notice how many traffic violations occurred during the five minutes we were there. It is surprising how many there are. "In the first place on both sides o£ the street, almost the entire block, there was double parking, and when not closely double parked it leaves but a single lane for traffic in the middle. There were several cars parked diagonally of the curb instead of paralleling. In some the engines were left running while, the driver got out and went into a store. One was parked directly across the alley entrance so no one could turn into · or out of the alley. "Many cars had last yearns license plates. If these infractions can occur in five minutes time, low many are there throughout :he entire'day? It .is no different n.Oelwein than in any other town, but 't emphasizes ,the lact , somethtng is going to have to be' done throughout the country to landle the auto traffic." Ten Years Ago-The Mason City high school band gave a concert over WOI, Ames radio station, today. Leon Liesenberg left today for a three weeks trip to Casper and Cheyenne, Wyo., and Denver Colo. M. C. Coughlon, justice of the peace, was in Garner today on a legal case. Mrs. G. B. Pray is in. Rochester, Minn,, lor a short time today. Mr. and Mrs. Fred JVT. Grace returned yesterday from a two weeks visit in Chicago and Milwaukee. Arthur McArthur left today for Eldorado, Kans., where he has accepted a position with a prominent Breeder of fancy livestock. Margaret Streeter of the educational department of the Victor Talking Machine company 'of -amden, N. J.,'was a visitor in the city the past few days, being a guest of the Vance Music company during her stay here. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jaeger returned today from a three months visit in California. TOMORROW By CLARK KINNAIIID Ajotable Births--Arturo Toscanini, b. 18G7, in Italy, No. 1 symphony conductor of the world. He started his musical career as a 'cellist . . . John Gutzon Borglum, b. 1871 in Idaho, sculptor o£ mountains and men . . . George Sutherland, b. 1862 'n England, associate justice o£ U. S. supreme court which makes him 75. ... Anna Eleanor "Sistie" Dall, b. 1927, granddaughter of president. It is also the birthday of her step-father, John Boet- tigcr, b. 1900 in Chicago, newspaper publisher. March 25, 1631--Maryland colony was founded. Ufarch 25, 1SI3--U. S. Hag was flown in battle n Pacific ocean lor first time, by U. S. S. Essex, against the Peruvian cruiser Werevda, which the J. S. skipper mistook for an enemy British ship and destroyed. March 25, 1917--The first step toward putting he country on a war basis was taken by a state government. Gov.-Samuel McCall mobilized two ·egiments of Massachusetts national guard "to pro- ect defense points." Secretary o£ War Newton D. 3aker" had been instruct^ the day before to pre- are the mobilization ot national guardsmen in all itales, and the secretary ol the navy given carte lanc to get active and reserve fleets ready. One step was to assign a patrol o£ the Atlantic coast- ine against submarines. ONE iMINUTE PULPIT--The price of wisdom is above rubies.--Jobe 2B:18. Answers to Questions By F R E B E R I C J. I I A S K I N TLEASE NOTF--A reader cnn get t h e answer to anv question of f a c t br w r l l l n c the Maxrn City Ckbc-G.icllc's Infonn.tlon Bur c »u. Frederlr J? luV: JJn. Dirsctor, IVajfclnelim. D. c. Picnic .end tbr« 3) t e n t t »«,l.i, f o r rtply. WI1 mercury freeze? E. N. Not at the ordinary temperatures encountered in the world, so is used in thermometers. Mercury will freeze or solidify at about BS degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Where is the Clinch river? E. J. The river rises among the hills in the southwestern part .of Virginia, passes into Tennessee, flows through the valley between Clinch mountain and Powell mountain and unites with the Holston ai Kingston to form the Tennessee river. How long has cork been used as sloDpers for glass bottles? N. W. Use dates back at' least to the fifteenth century. Are many homes icing: built at Coral Gables, Fla.? K. M. Homes to the value ot $1,500,000 have been built in the Coral Gables area in the past 12 months. . Is the educational level rising? G. M. Rising, dUe to improved educational facilities, numbers of students in schools, and through death of many aged persons who received little or no education in their youth. How long has Senator Borah been in the senate? HI. P. Came to the senate in January, 1907, and has served continuously lor over 30 years. Who wrote, the lines beginning: Tlte golf links lie so near the mill? W. H. Sarah N. Cleghorn. How many clowns in the Ring- limr brothers anil Barnum and Bailey circus? W. R. Approximately 100. When are the South Carolina and Georgia gardens at their best? fll. T. Late March and all of April. HowXmany went to Alaska. In the first year of the gold rush? II. N. About 28,000. How many crcyhounds are racctl at Florida? V,'. R. This season, approximately, 5,400. ·Is ilicre an automobile road io the top of i\It. Wilson, Cal., where the observatory is located? K. G. One leads from Pasadena to the summit of Mt. Wilson. Tell of Golden Rule Jones, U'. n. Samuel Milton Jones, political reformer, was known as Golden Rule because of his persistent advocacy o£ that practice in politics and in business. He was born in Wales in 1846 and brought to Amerca in 1849. As a boy he worked In the oil fields. Later he established manufacturing plants at Toledo, Ohio, where he Rained a large fortune. Elected republican mayor o£ Toledo in 1897, he was thrice re-elected on an independent ticket. He used his office to defeat gralt and dishonesty and obtain the rights of the common citizen. He died in 1904. . What is leaf larfl? T. T. The lard taken from the fat surrounding the kidneys of swine. How largo a book is the Koran? S. D. Nearly the same as the New Testament, and is divided into 114 suras or chapters. When was The Lambs club in New York rounded? T. L. Started at . , Christmas time in 1R75, and was incorporated May 10, 1877. Why is a horse measured by hands instead of feet? R. B. In early days of the race, measurements were usually derived from some natural measurement such as the hand for vertical distance and the foot for horizontal How much money did Sousa derive from the sale of "The Stars and Stripes Forever? H Is Lizzie Bordcn, of the ax murder case, living? W. M. Died in 1027 -and is burled in Fall River, Mass., the scene bl the murder. PALMISTRY Palmistry js an interesting study because it has all the charm o£ exploration and discovery. If you have never observed the hands of your friends see how much you can learn of character and temperament from them _ Next to the lace, the human hand is the most expressive and revealing thing in the world. There is a new booklet, with explanations and diagrams which will teach the beginner how to ' study character from the hands It tells the square hand, _. ,, shape of finger nails, and the mounts of flesh cushions at the base of the fingers. You will find here just the help you need in perfecting yourself in the fascinating art of palm reading meaning o£ the of long fingers, The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) fo a copy of the booklet FORTUNE TELLING QOKlet City State (Mail to Washington,' n. c.)

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