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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE All A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY . 121-123 East Stale Street , Telephone No. 3600 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE LOOK ,OUT- 8ELOW 3 O'Clock in the Morning -- - . . ....... _ . _ . . . ·· ' · 9 THURSDAY, JANUARY 28. 1943 Enuied as second-das! mailer April 17, 1930. it me post- office ac Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. isi9. LEE P. LOOMIS - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOHEM City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising Manager ;:. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS - Tne Associated Pro, is exclusively entitled to ttie use (or republlcallon of aU news ^ dispatches credited to tt or not otherwise credited ID thij · paper and also to* local news published herein. ttTLl, LEASED WIRE SEHV1CF a* UNITED PRESS MEMBER IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DM Uolnet news and Business office] at tea Shop* BulldlOf. 1 SUBSCRIPTION BATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear Ijie. by the year J10.00 by the weelc. J OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAB LAKI AND IVITaUN 100 MILES Of MASON Cirr Per year by carrier.. .SIO.OO By mall6 roontnj. .JJ.JS Per iveefc by carrier..S .20 By mail .1 months. .81.75 Per vear by man . . . s 6.00 Bv mall 1 month. ..$ 60 OUTSIDE IOO MILE ZO.VE Per yr. 510.00 (j months S5 50 a months SXW 1 month Jl.OO As We Look to o World Without Recurring Wars TpOTARY, Lions, Kiwanis, B. and P. W., and the .·"· county bar association were put off to a good start in their series of programs designed to stimulate "global thinking" at the high school Tuesday night %vhen Doctor Max Habicht, eminent Swiss authority' on international law, addressed his audience on "The Nations Co-operating in Wartime." i Doctor Habicht has a league of nations background. From a point of vantage he could and ^did observe its impotence as an agency set up for the high purpose of preventing war. Its fundamental deficiencies, from his point of view, were twofold: N First, tts decisions had to lie based on a unanimous vote. For example, when Japan bombed Manchuria, Japan had only to vote "No"'to preclude punitive action by the league- on obvious absurdity. Second, there was no agency for enforcing leatrne decisions even U such decisions could . be reached. In short, there was no semblance of an international police force to deal with brigand nations. ' . ' * . * * TN HIS briefly sketched outline of au association ·*· of nations to follow on democratic victory in this war, Doctor Habicht naturally places first emphasis on remedying these obvious · shortcomings in the league that was.. Like many other thinkers on the subject of guaranteeing world order, Doctor Habicht is impressed by. the possibility of following the American pattern in the days when the colonies agreed to surrender a certain amount of sovereignty in the interest of creating a federal union. . He frankly recognized that there would be some cost attaching to this process of creating a world order--a cost in world sovereignty and, ' for this country, a cost in helping feed and police the world. This cost, however, he insisted on weighing against the far greater cost of recurring wars. . ·" : * * » *T«EN YEARS AGO--even five years ago--many in his audience (including this writer) would have.listened politely but with grave skepticism to Doctor Ifsbicht's idealism. Bui Tuesday night the distant roll of wardrums served to give substance to his lofty dreaming. It is well for Americans to come to. grips NOW with this kU-important matter of choosing the road most likely to lead to a lasting peace. An open mind--a mind cleared of past assumptions and prejudices--is the first requisite. Those responsible for this series of thought- provocative addresses are deserving, we think, of the community's heartiest gratitude. In pointing to the things which are wrong about the war effort, newspapers ought in fairness to draw attention at least incidentally to the fact that there is much more that is right about the war effort. * * * k If humans had to nose through three or four inches of crusted, snow for their daily bread, it would make them more sympathetic with their leathered friends at this time of year * » » ' Even it there weren't a law against it, double parking a car and discommoding other motorists would rank as the quintessence of automobile discourtesy. » * * Despite all their growling, American farmers are going to pitch in and raise food for the world just the same. * * tf Rationing is primarily an army word. And the question is: "Arc we good soldiers--or aren't we?" ( * * * Your kind act for the day may well be putting out a little food--crumbs or suet--for the birds » * * A few more gas ration cuts and those eastern car owners will be considering conversion to coal * . * * The winter thus far has been quite cold, thank you. .;' PROS and CONS' Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges / For the Good of All *-pHE RECENT notorious and nauseating de- ·*· fiance of the striking anthracite miners against the nation's wartime welfare should have an echo in prompt improvement by congress o£ existing labor legislation. For one. thing the despotic control of unions and their funds by dictatorial leaders should be broken up for all time. Union treasuries should be compelled to make public reports--as many o£ them now do--and such excesses as John L. Lewis' inordinate contribution to campaign funds (he's played both sides oE the street) should be stamped out. Lews has, as a local union official told the xvar labor board, $6,000,000 in his union's strongbox-and he can use it as he pleases without responsibility to the men whose money it actually i s . It is illegal for a corporation to make political contributions. Is there any reason why the great union organizations, fully as potent politically as any corporation, if not more so, sfiould be permitted to "buy" elections? And the right to strike in violation of an employment contract, especially on. work vital to the nation in time of war, should be completely dewed. All too often it becomes evident th£ the union spokesmen's promises n o t - t o strike -in war jobs are meaningless--that either the unions Cannot control the members which present legislation herds into their ranks, or that they are blinking at needless strikes and slow-downs' -There ,s an opportunity for solid, constructive" work in behalf of the whole nation in legislation to control such abuses. It would be, indeed, he better part of wisdom for union leaders to accept and further such legislation, rather than to insist on being a law unto themselves, irresponsible and specially privileged. If they insist on taking every advantage at the expense of the nation they will in the end see their whole structure overthrown, and the undoubted good that labor unions have accomplished will be destroyed as well as the present abuses. Union leadership today could use a little of the long-sighted v.-isdom of such leaders as old Sam Gompers. who saw political unionism as a tempting but destructive trap for organized labor * * * A Master of Detail -pHE DISTINGUISHING qualities of Alexander Woollcott's work .as a journalist, a novelist. rt iff H YM d! ° Tpers ° naUty ^« the thoroughness of its detail. In phraseology of that which he wrote, or spoke, he took the trouble to include details--details which generally escape a less- Imished and experienced worker. His style of de velopment of thought never suffered from o meticulous care which he exercised in gathering information but was warm and smooth and easy a mark of the master craftsman. His sudden death m the prime of life at a time when he had become an American institution represents a severe loss. We .Most Have Faith Indianola Record: The American farmer never needed faith and determination more than now. He i3 called upon for an increased production of food with no proportionate increase in tillable acreage and no adequate supply of farm workers in sight. But there is nothing to do but go through with it. We cannot back down in the face ot danger. We can go till we drop, and we must we must have faith that some way we will go on through. What the Farmer Must Have 'Mankato, Minn., Free Press: At the present time the farmer needs more machinery and he needs labor. And if provision isn't made so that he will have the machines with which to 'plant and harvest his crops, and the type of labor that can be educated in modern, scientific farming methods, the entire foundation of our program to feed and save the world will break down. The farmer's products are basic. Would Cut--Not Eliminate--State Income Tax Decorah Journal: Some democrats have introduced a bill to abolish the.Iowa stete income tax. We feel that is too drastic and that if the income tax is cut in two and the tax revised to give - more relief to the married man with dependents that should be tried and the law revised from time to time to provide revenue as needed Now that there is a state surplus, the demand should be light. Streamlined Program Recommended Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune: It's possible or so it appears to us, for the Iowa assembly to repel all unnecessary taxes, notably the state income levy, pass the essential appropriation bills, enact a minimum of such laws as may be actually- needed and adjourn. A streamlined legislative session in wartimes would please the people of Iowa tremendously. A Surplus Is a Temptation to Spend Algona Upper Des Moines: The large amount of money m the state treasury is a great temptation for spending by the legislature-on unnecessary projects at this critical time. The least that should be done would be cutting out the entire tax for this year and next. Then it would develop whether the tax could be permanently eliminated. . £VE® OBSERVING A Democratic View of Wilson Ackley World-Journal: Wilson, going to Washington as representative of the state of Iowa its People and all Iowa interests, is expected to' TWM ,,,, .,,,, . _ _ establish a good reputation for the state and abil- ' JEN YEARS AGO ity of its men in the public service. Wilson has acquitted himself pretty well during the four years of his incumbency as Iowa's chief executive. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO The high school graduating class will hold its exercises Friday night. Those taking part in the program will bs the Rev. Mr. Parsons Mrs Moore, Donna Bell Elder, Miss Franchere, Carl F. Burns. Carl Burns will introduce the speaker who win be President D. F. Bradley. The members of the class are: Joe Adams, Boy Woodward Ben Zuehl, Robert Clack, Nina Wheeler, Litta Huntley, Mae Barrett, Alice Bate, Edwin Steinberg, .Carrie Pfahler, Carrie Hubbard Minnie Anundson, Arthur Brooks, Carl Burns Genevieve Bauton. Nellie McKeon, Lora Atwood, Delia Hoyt Irene Konvalinka, Vera Tinker, Coral Sykes' Donna Elder, Cora Van Worden and Laura Schneck. THIRTY YEARS AGO '"' Dr. Chan Dakin has practically finished with the remodeling of, his office which is being put in first class shape and,hopes to be settled in a few days. The doctor is having the walls redecorated and many other changes made The office he is in over the Patton clothing store is one formerly occupied by his father. TWENTY YEARS AGO Iowa's oldest piece of paving, the one mile stretch west out of the city limits, was material for a talk by Raymond Zack of Mason City at the 3oth annual meeting of the Iowa Engineering Society in Des Moines four days this week Have You Given? Ottumwa Courier: The test of a book to be ?^ et V° the Victol 'y bo °k campaign is whether it is the sort of book you enjoy, one that would ue enjoyed by sen-ice men among your friends and family. Why not stop right now, wrap up your Victory book donation and take it to the public library? 'The Sure Road to Inflation Webster City Freeman-Journal: "Demands for increases both in wages and in prices must be withheld in order to prevent depreciation of the value of our money," said King Gustaf of Sweden in a recent address. The king understands that deterioration of the value of money leads to inflation. Harmony Prevails at State House Eagle Grove Eagle: It is a source of satisfaction to the people to observe complete harmony amon* the high officials to whom the affairs of state have been entrusted for the next two years Particularly is this true in regard to the relations of the new governor and new lieutenant governor. American Legion Adds Its Voice Cedar Rapids Gazette: The national defense committee of the American Legion joins those who have been calling for longer working hours in war industries. In this attitude the Legion is apt to reflect the views of many of the men now in the armed forces. Editorial of the Day STATE BOOKKEEPING C. S. Johnston.in Ottumwa Courier TN HIS INAUGURAL address Governor Hicken- loop . e F I'rmly declared for a modernized system oi bookkeeping for Iowa. Monday he appointed a committee to go into the matter, with the hope of making real progress by July 1, the opening of the new fiscal year. The last legislature ap- none has been used. * Government is ponderous enough at the best in many cases systems in use today differ but little from those of decades ago. With everythin* else changing so rapidly, a lot of the burden ol official red tape could be snipped out by the installation of modernized methods. The state accounting methods make up but one of rhe possible improvements but they are an excellent point from which to work. Tradition has lost its role in todays pace. The biggest business--that of operating state government--calls for business methods. Simplification should be pursued to actual installing. Miss Cora Hartwig left Friday for Minneapolis where she will spend the weekend with Miss Irma Wilhelm, formerly of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Montgomery, who are moving soon to Sheldon, will be honored at a . farewell party to be given by the Milwaukee \\ omen's club at the club rooms Saturday eve- H' ng ^u^ Ir - Mont g°mery has been employed by the Chicago, Milwaukee railroad for many years and is retiring. * ABOUT BOOKS 'By John Selby "FORGOTTEN FRONT," V John Lear (Dutton; $2.50) tpXCEPT FOR items about nazi under-cover ·«-' work in South America, that continent has been neglected of late in favor of the active war zones. This makes John Lear's "Forgotten Front" important, and more. Mr. Lear was for some years a member of the Associated Press staff although now he is in Puerto Rico as one of Governor Tugwell's en- lourage. And while Lear was with the Associated Press he was given one of those coveted rovin" assignments; ho' says that Kent Cooper the "en- eral manager, asked him to find out how the Latin Americans felt about us. If you k/iew Lear you would understand that he not only would carry out this project, 'but would discover the reasons that made them feel that way, plus a mass of related and useful information. . Ostensibly, "Forgotten Front" is the story of a round-trip flight from. Lima to-Iquitos, a Peruvian town across the Andes and much closer" to the Amazon country than to Peru itself. The fiight was made in a patched up transport plane which probably should not have been flown at all. On the way back, with insufficient gasoline and a nervous pilot, disaster overtook the plane ana it was forced down in the Sechura desert Lear, the pilot, and a minor Peruvian official «et out afoot across the desert with a bottle of soda pop and one banana to sustain them, an umbrella for shelter. They walked to the Pacific eventually were picked up by a wandering party of octopus hunters. These took Lear to a little coastal town. . · The picture of the walk through the desert. ths rescue and the subsequent journey to civilization on the back of a burro, in the midst of other burros loaded with devilfish whose tentacles waved in the air as the animals picked their way through millions of starved birds, has a fantastic Dali-like quality I have not experienced for a long time. \ou wonder whether Lear was dream- R, 8 !^^ er ,' t is you tha V thought it all up. But it happened. H This is only part of "Forgotten Front" Th» remainder is local color, plus a reasoned and highly intelligent statement of the nazi penetration of South America that some of the author's GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening, M. D. MODERN LIFE 'pHE LADY dressed in Yellow was driving over ·* to the hospital in my car -where she was to take up her business of helping the nurses to copy charts. The Lady in Yellow and I had shared the same bedroom (for 29 years) and she and I had just shared breakfast. The Lady in Yellow is beginning to be a staff assistant. "What," said the Lady in Yellow, "does a capital H. surrounded by a circle mean?" "I do not know," I replied. "XVhat," asked the Lady in Yellow, "does small a, period,. small c, period, mean?" That I could answer. "It means before meals. Small p, period, small e, period* means after meals. Some drugs should be given on an empty stomach so that they will be absorbed; some should be given after meals so as to stop the conflict thereby created." "What does small p, period, small r, period, small n, period, mean?" Dr. Clendenincr "As necessary." It must indeed be a little difficult to get on to all the. abbreviations doctors use to write down, orders before the nurses copy them on the chart What," asked the Lady in Yellow "does capital P, period, capital A, period, mean?" "Pernicious anemia," 1 answered. "And then," I said, "OPA means ocular perception absent; and NRA means now red cells at rest;'and R.O.P. means right occiput posterior; and AJVI.A. means American Medical Association- and CIO means .convergent insufficiency of; and ODB means oil demanded for breakfast; and A. FX, means asthma, fairly labored; and WPB means working point battered; and G.I. means gastro-mtestinal; and CCC means cathodal closure contraction: and OWI means omniscience without inspiration; and POLY means polymor- phonuclear neutrophile leucocyte; and L O A means left occiput anterior; and XMBC means can : t make better connections; and RFC means rigid faulty cerebellum; and S.O.S. is service o£ supply; and R.Q. is respiratory quotient; and CDC- PBP is carbon Dioxide combining 7 form of the blood plasma; and T.N.T. is trinitrotoluene and-"That's not a medical term," said the Lady in Yellow, indignantly. "It's in the medical dictionary," I answered "·^S? NCB is nitr °2 e n. carbon and bromide; and NPN is non-protein nitrogen; and EKG is electrocardiograph; and TVA is tabes vessel anterior; and RFC is rejects to find cents' and DNB and AP and BVD--what is BVD?" v "Buttons very desirable," said the Lady In Yellow. "My, it's wonderful to have an education like yours. It certainly is an alphabetical age ·· When we reached the hospital, I rushed up to my friend, the resident interne. "What does capital H, surrounded by a circle mean?" I asked. "Hypodermic," was his reply. Lantern Light Lyrics r»nnr* " reported it. Now we know better-- just in time By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center TOO TOUGH COJIPETITION Note well the cai« cf Ku» J«ne« Vfho rolled the edauled tones. W11U nil the ikill n tiptrt know* He pla?rd llie railing dominoes, flow reverent!? he'd mutter nice And fcrrent plr.dlnn In W» dl«, As on bis knees he'd snap a wrfet To ttvf the cubes Ike proper ttrlH, Hurled from the tlcuh of endllnr hands Tbe dice would 4an« to hit commands. And oft. I know, fcls mtllinj funds W«» swelled kj- certain luckless ones Who valnlr tritd to call his shots, Bis fororjle «»«rt w*s c«Bntlnr spots. But jcsl todar, 1 mtt the lad Dejected, sorrr. broke and sad. And xthen I tried t» learn the cause Says he. "Weil, Boss. It's Jest became rridc always Uads unto » fall An' woe to him who knows It all. Bat's why Ah'm broke. ,\h'm all la bl« me Mine was it sin anil mine the shame, ts amateanrs should realize U'c Jest don't nreasnre bif learne size, Bnt It we'd stay where we belonr · AH 'sped! we seldom would to wronc For me, Ah'll never ilncl ajsin Ha dice wltb »Ure4 sridltr Btul" Precious Rubber i,pass along the warning · once more that heat is a principal enemy ol rubber. \\arm water--not hot--or. warm water and soap will keep most rubber goods clean. To wash articles of sheet rubber or rubber-coated cloth, place articles flat on a table and scrub with a soft brush dipped in suds of mild soap and warm water. Hinse and ' wipe dry with a soft cloth and hang away from heat and light to finish drying. To wash foundation garments of women, or, knitted rubber yarn, elastic cuffs and waistlines on sweaters, surgical garments, etc., squeeze garments between hands in lukewarm suds of mild soap, liinse at least three times. Roll quickly in a bathtowel to absorb excess moisture. Continue drying in a cool or moderately warm place. NEVER dry rubber articles in direct sunlight or near radiator or hot pipes. To remove oil, grease or tar, here is what to do. If the stain is new, warm water and soap will do the job. In. the case of a stubborn stain, sponge lightly with carbon tetrachloride which is oon- intlammable and will evaporate quickly without leaving a residue. Dp not fold rubber goods when storing. Dust talcum in ice bags and hot water bags. Inflate slightly so that surfaces do not come in contact. Wrap in paper and store in a cool, dark place. With o Smile! k am informed that this · verse by a Mason City girl, Loretta A. Moody, 1022 Second street northeast, was written especially for one of her relatives: Give that bar * sent fit. * parting tilled with eheer. Telt him that you're proud 'of him Instead of shedding tears, Don't lean apon bis shoulder and carry on and grieve, He's Kalng to be a soldier, aad honor 1 beUete. Give that boy a seadoff and say to him "My son. You've *roivn lo be a man now, your ^bildhood days are done, Get in and fiehl and do your best, your duty's plain to see. Give all you've rot and sire these Japs an extra punch for me." Give that bey a stndoff. Don't make It bard to to, What's that you say. "1 can't do that be. cause I love blm so, 1 raised him from a little babe, 1 quenched his every fear. And you expect me to be cay and stand around 'and cheer." Give that boy a stndott. He'd ratber see you smile. Tell him in a cheery way, ''It's only for a while, Be sure o write, we'll miss you,,son, we'll pray lor you each night. We know that God will watch o'er you. Get In there, son, and flrnt!" Fighting Words k believe readers o£ this de. partment will have' fun testing their knowledge of "fighting word" quotations from a list recently presented by Good Housekeeping: 1. Damn the torpedoes. . . . Go ahead! 2^ I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. 3. Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. 4. Liberty and union, now and forever. 5. Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die for their country. ANSWERS 1. David Glasgow Farragut, 2. Nathan Hale. 3. Abraham Lincoln. 4. Daniel Webster. 5. General Douglas MacArthur. Will X Mark Spot? ve the prediction from ' W., a resident of southeast Mason City, that the intersection of Fifth street and Connecticut avenue southeast' is going to be the scene of a serious, perhaps fatal, accident one of these days. His observation is prompted by the practice of a group of youngsters at that corner of grabbing on to the back bumpers of passing cars and sliding along for a block or two on the frozen streets. This sport comes about as close to being classifiable as "suicide" _as anything known to me. And the remedy rests wholly with the youngsters;-dr their parents,' or school authorities. There isn't a tiling the motorist can do about it. . . .--V-- . -.The-- lOAVS 80UQUE To JACK FATLAND AND JIM MOHSE, BOTH OF M A S O N CITY--for their newly announced appointment to the naval academy. With this fine pair at. Annapolis and Stanley Baumgartner at West Point, our community will indeed be well represented at the two "service academies" of which our nation is so' proud. Each, I think, has given evidence that he has "what it takes" for both the rigorous academic training and for the military profession into which that training leads as a lifework. DID YOU KNOW? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOTE: For a timcer l nay ijaejtion or r«cl wrila "MKSDD City GIabe-G*ietle InraTmatleo B a r « · a. Frederic J. Htsbln. Director, IVasblar- too. D. c." Pleua »ea4 3 ceau poitati tat What is the origin of bedlam? I. A. Bedlam is a contraction ol Bethlehem, a religious house in London converted into a hospital' for lunatics. How many troops did Australia furnish in the first World war? How many casualties were there? B. T. In the first World war Australia sent 329,883 troops overseas. There were 314,078 casualties including 59,302 deaths, 166,819 wounded or gassed, 87,957 cases of sickness. How was the WPA dollar spent? T. F. Eight-five cents of each WPA dollar went to the workers. Eleven cents was spent for materials. The administrative costs were three cents. Who invented the reaper? H. t. Obed Hussey in 1833 patented the only practicable reaper on the market before 1840. Can you give me 3 food method of cleaning felt hats that will not cause them to become limp and floppy? W. B. The National Bureau of Standards says that hats are generally dry cleaned by the use of gasoline or Stoddard solvent. After cleaning the hats are dipped into a dilute .solution of shellac or other similar material, and then blocked and shaped. Why do stars twinkle? B. K. The twinkling of the stars is a rapid shaking or vibration of their light, caused mainly by the state of the atmosphere, though partly as a result of the color of their intrinsic light. I Is kiln-drying of lumber for furniture a much shorter process than air-dryine? W. K. Kiln drying takes from two weeks to a month, while air drying takes two years or more. Upon entering a private office who shonld say good morning first, the person whose office it is or the one entering? W. G. The person who occupies the private office is the host. How many plagues of Egypt does the Bible mention? S. H. The Bible mentions 10 plagues of Egypt. Who first called Mr. Gladstone the "Grand Old Man?" A. p. Lord Rosebery was the first to use these words. What were the word* found on a slip of paper In Stephen C. Foster's pockctbook after his death? H. p. This, slip of paper bore the words, "Dear friends and gentle hearts." How many Indians arc serving In our army? F. D. Approximately 8,000 or nearly one-seventh of the Indian males between the ages of 21 and 44 in the United States and Alaska are serving in the United States army. Is 4t known what became ot* Ambrose Bierce,. the American ·miter? P. S. He went to Mexico in January 1314, at the age of 71 "with a pretty' definite purpose which, however, is not at present dis- closable," and never returned. His death was reported in 1816. What was the name of the sinjr- er who possessed the incredibly nigh soprano voice? T. M. Lucrozia Agujari who lived near the end of the eighteenth century. She could sing the altissimo as far as F, the highest F on the piano. How do our expenditures in earlier wars compare with the cost of the present war? M, D. The cost of pur six major wars was about 59 billion dollars. The cost of the present war fay the end ot" 1943 was over 112 bUlion dollars. · For what is beeswax used? D. E. Beesv.-ax is used for gun lubricants, cartridge wax and grease, leather dressing and ski was. What states require the payment of a poll tax as a prerequisite ot voting? N. G. Alabama, Arkansas. Georgia^ Mississipoi, South Carolina. Tennessee. Texas, and Virginia require the payment of such taxes. What is the significance of S. O. S.? T. W. The letters have no verbal significance and were adopted because they are easily sent and readily understood. "The signal consists of three dots, three dashes, three dots. Did the Hawaiian Queen Lilioo- kalani marry an American? K. K; Queen Liliuokalani married John O. Dominis, a Bostonian in 1862. FULL COLOR U. S. MAP 21 BY 28 INCHES IN SIZE An excellent map of the United Slates which includes all of the nation's detached territories. Shows Alaska and the Aleutians in detail. The reverse side gives insijmia of the Army. Navy, and Marine Corps, also economic maps' of the United States. Includes 1940 peculation figures of states and 200 leading cities. This map will be invaluable to those who wish to familiarize themselves with their country and its possessions. Send for your copy today. Fifteen cents postpaid. - Use This Coupon -- -The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 15 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in Name ........................ Street or Rural Route ........ State .(Mail to .Washington, p. C.$

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