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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MAY 5 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AJf A. \V. USE Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No. 380 KEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS wiucfc 1: excluilvely entitled to the use tor publication of all news dlpatchea credited to It o not otherwise credited In this paper, and all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY FHESS ASSOCIATION, with Dea Molnes news and business offices at 40S Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION KATES 2£ftson city and clear Lake, Mason City and clear Lake ty the year ..... S7.00 by the week J .15 OUTSIDE MASON CII1 AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier S7.UO By mall 6 months .... , 52.20 Per week by carrier .... S .15 My mall 3 months ....-- $1.25 Per year by mall S4.UO By mall 1 month ..--... S ,50 OUTSIDE log MILK ZONE Per year. 55.00 six months 53.23 Three months. ..51.75 ROAD SLAUGHTER WANES VfOW, PERHAPS, isn't the most propitious time to * * note it but it's a fact nevertheless that the high- day death slaughter in America is on the downtrend. North Iowa has attention fixed on a horrible crash in Kossuth county Saturday night which brought death to four and injury to four more--at a crossing ·where visibility is clear in all directions for a half mile. Proximity to such a flagrant disregard of the rules of safety on the part of somebody--it amounts almost to homicide--makes it difficult to believe that the nation's driving habits are improving. But such a tendency is reflected in a report from the national highway safety conference on traffic accidents in March. An 18 per cent drop in deaths as compared with March of last year was shown. A 35 per cent drop in the next five, years is the National Safety council's objective. In view of the fact that for years traffic accidents have been multiplying-, this sign of a halt in the trend is of great importance. It indicates that, at long last, the campaign for safety on the roads is beginning; to impress itself on the minds of drivers. - Speed and recklessness are still taking their grisly toll, but caution is beginning to appear. .' Whether the March figures indicate only a happy and fortuitous interlude, to be followed by a resumption of the grim advance of highway accident, can only be told by the figures for succeeding months. We are far from a satisfactory condition as matters stand. Unless the improvement be maintained and greatly increased our auto death figures for 1936 will still be appalling. Yet, so long has it been since the figures showed a decrease, even this one month of improvement is something to be ( noted with praise and thanksgiving. Before us is a report from the Minnesota public safety committee on its activities for 1935. Highway deaths reported to the bureau of vital statistics of the state board of health totaled 592, a decline of 49 from the 1934 total. In Iowa in the same period highway deaths were mounting from 546 to 574. The Minnesota safety movement claims, and is entitled to, credit for the saving of 49 lives. This indicates, if it does not prove, what may be done when a state and a people turn seriously to the business of reducing the highway slaughter. The case of Evanston, HI., has been previously cited in this department. With abundant reason to accept a heavy death toll as its inevitable lot, this Chicago suburb · got its back up and said: "It must not be." Last year only two persons met death on the streets of Evanston, The example of Minnesota anc of Evanston stands as both challenge and inspiration to Iowa as it launches a. statewide safety program, through the medium of aggressive local councils to every one of Iowa's 99 counties. Some 20 counties are already organized. Cerro Gordo county is one of these. The group of officers named to head the program is a guarantee in itself that the safety program will be made to reach every single motorist and pedestrian on the streets and highways, every man, -woman and child in the home, every worker at his daily job. Let us, as individuals, resolve that we shall do our part toward maintaining the downward trend. Let's keep our accelerator feet from the floorboards, and our wits about us. Let us give the other fellow the breaks, forget to insist on' the right-of-way, obey traffic signals, and keep our cars in good, safe order. So doing, we shall be contributing our share to the most important public movement of the day--the drive for safety on the streets and highways. ALLEGIANCE PLEDGES A N IOWA editorial writer whose habit it is to aa- sume that the accepted standards of patriotism are outmoded recently exuded crocodile tears over a Massachusetts boy who has been sentenced to an institution for corrective treatment because he refused to pay his respects to the American flag. The story is that the father of the boy, who forbade saluting the colors, belongs to a sect which in- joins against "bowing down to graven images." Under his peculiar interpretation of the injunction, saluting a flag constitutes such "bowing down." Suppose this, same man's religion had called for a ban on sanitary facilities in his home. Who doubts that the neighborhood in which he lives would have abundant reason for transgressing the tenets of his creed? Suppose his religion .called for nudity in all places and at all .times? Who Hiinlrg that such a religion would be tolerated? With reasons that appear just as valid to a great ' majority of Americans, allegiance to our country and its flag has been established as a foremost obligation of citizenship. A willingness to defend country is another. And singularly enough no one business house in Iowa would stand in so great a hazard as the newspaper in question if the ideas and doctrines preacted on its editorial page--not in its counting rooms--were adopted as national policies. WHO'S BROADMINDED? mHE Chicago Tribune in a recent editorial urged re- ·*· publicans not to rule out Borah, Dickinson and Vandenbe'rg in favor of London as presidential possibilities. Any of them may win, it was contended, and the republican party must set its sight's on victory in November, no matter who is the nominee. The interesting thing about the suggestion was the omission of Frank Knox from the list. Isn't it a case of the Tribune doing itself the very thing it enjoins against in others? Colonel Knox is the publisher of. a competing newspaper. By every test he is an able man. But he has been most shabbily dealt with from the start by the Tribune. Under the circumstances, it would appear to us that the Tribune is not in a very good position to admonish others to broad-mindedness. Its own attitude, reflected in this arbitrary elimination of the candidate who ranks second in pledged strength at this time, is anything but admirable. A number of Iowa's weekly newspaper editors an debating whether the man who stands up with the bridegroom should be called the "best roan" or merely the smartest. There's scarcely a notorious crook in America who at some time or other in his career hasn't been the beneficiary of a parole. Passing strange, isn't it, that Mason City's state champion music contingent didn't rate a picture in the morning press. "Youth Against War," says an Iowa editorial heading. All right. What's to be done about it? Just deny that war exists? . The children are Mason City's choicest asset- please'be careful of them, Mr. Motorist! · Now that the Italians have Ethiopia, just what do you suppose they'll do with it? The time is coming when the taxpayer must either get a break or break. The PROS and CONS TOWNDSENDISM ON WAY OUT Rockford Reporter: Present prospects are that the Townsend old-age revolving pension plan is doomec to early dissolution. The initial rift or discord developed when the leader whose name the plan bears and his executive secretary, Mr. Clements, fell out Decause of a difference of opinion between them as to the way in which the affairs of the organization should be managed. Another feature that is helping to put on the finishing touches is the fact broughl out in a congressional hearing that both gentlemen were pulling down more than $1,000 per month from the funds donated by the small subscriptions of its members. LET'S HEAR ISSUES DISCUSSED Newton Daily News: Senator Wilson so far has allowed these issues to pass untouched in his campaign. He pleads for party harmony among republicans. That is an admirable plea and one that deserves every republican's first thought. But as a matter oJ governmental expediency, wouldn't it seem a good time now to hear from Candidate Wilson on the issues? JUST A THEORY, OF COURSE! ' Fairmont, Minn., Sentinel: Commercial chick hatcheries report that as many as two-thirds of the high-priced eggs they put into the electric hen are proving unfertile. Do you suppose depriving the hens of their procreative function has had a sympathetic effect on the roosters as well? F. D. R. POPULAR IN ILLINOIS Fenton Reporter: Although Roosevelt's-, name was the only presidential candidate on the democratic :icket he garnered more than a million votes. If the republican spellbinders can get any satisfaitiOn out of the Illinois vote they are welcome to it. WE ALL MUST PUSH A LITTLE Nashua Reporter: Too many of us are depending on Uncle Sam to pull us out of this depression. It won't work. The more the government steps on the gas the more the wheels spin. We've got to get out and do a ittle pushing ourselves. PROGRESSIVE RAPE Nora Springs Advertiser: At first it was a sphere of influence that Mussolini was asking in Ethiopia, and then a larger slice, but now that he has overrun he country, he boldly declares that he will rule the ntire country. DOUBTFUL ASSET Webster City Freeman-Journal: According to a iress report, Senator Borah says his primary victory n Wisconsin cost him only $10. Well, at that, he might have paid more than it was worth. THE SAFETY COUNCIL'S DRIVING CODE Garner Herald: These are good rules but they cannot be enforced unless every law abiding citizen will assist. We cannot expect police and state authorities o do the entire job. AN IOWA CURIOSITY Marshalltown Times-Republican: It wpuld be in- eresting to know whether "John" is actually off the government payroll. Indeed it would be actual news. COMPARABLE FALLACIES Council Bluffs Nonpareil: The president makes it :lear from time to time that he still favors NBA. And Voliva still believes the earth is flat DON'T BE A VANDAL! Dumont Journal: Visit your state parks, enjoy the lowers and trees, but leave them where you see them, that others may have the same pleasure.,. ~«--«».--~TM_ ~-BIG IF NOT BRIGHT ' Forest City Summit: Speaking of the fellow who las a big future cut out for him, how about Mr. tonerican Taxpayer? EDITOR'S MAIL BAG TOLERANT AMERICA! MESERVEY--That Americans are a tolerant people was demonstrated on May day when a motley crowd of ungrateful hell-raisers staged a parade in one of our large cities, meanwhile displaying banners praising Moscow's form of government. We believe in freedom of speech and thought--and consistency. Those who admire the communism of the soviet ought to have the privilege (?) of sharing its "benefits'"-to Russia. Is there one good reason why Uncle Sam should continue to submit to indignity from those who accept his hospitality? What hotel would tolerate guests who made a practice of spitting on their host and smashing the furniture? Some people have been misled into'denouncing the capitalistic system as the source of all that is evil and praising communism as a desirable alternative. They seem to forget that our freedom from rule by autocrats has been bought with blood. Our comparative freedom is largely the fruit of the system under which we have been living. Change does not necessarily mean progress! Our government was not founded upon any man or set of men. It is based on a written document that doesn't change every time some dictator suffers from toothache or insomnia. Freedom is impossible under any totalitarian form of government. We were once asked why "the more abundant life" would not be insured under a system of government ownership. It was contended that our school system was operated on a non-profit basis and that government might well direct all our activities. We 'tried to point out that the school system is fed by the "blood" of taxation. A hen may continue to lay eggs even though she has a few mites, but as the number of mites increases the production of eggs decreases. When, and if, mites become so numerous that they suck most of the blood from the hen, the hen will die. Likewise, the mites, having destroyed their source of sustenance, perish. Public ownership and government domination of business, industry and agriculture on a non-profit basis might be a great success if . . . i-f . . . I-F . . . IF politicians (in general) were more competent, less greedy and more honest than those who are now managing our factories, our farms and our offices. But are they? Yours very truly, K. CLARENCE RUIGH- DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . . by Scott oF UGANDA. LIVE ON ADIEToF BLOOD AMD MILK £ AFRICA.) 'fRA.VA.McoR.E. SHOWS' -frit COUCH SHELL- SACtlEt ^m-- r-- -7- - · SYMBOL O f. BUDDHl^'T APW^fMErVTof'THE FlllvlRE WAS'ffiE. NAME. PRIESfS J.^- APPLIED -lo -IrllS ARCHrt£C"lURAL MOMStfeoS|-fV COPYRIGHT. 1936. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION Bmjrf AT-rtl£ PRESPEM^ERMAHY.'lEertNICA.L FAIR. DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. TESTS SHOW IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN X17E DESCRIBED yesterday the very interesting VV reports from the University of Iowa in testing a group of children for minor grades of Vitamin A deficiency in the diet. It is known that Vitamin A deficiency decreases sensitivity of the eye under conditions of darkness, and although there is no test to show it, it may be assumed that this lack of sensitivity is carried over into daylight conditions. This visual defect would naturally be a physical handicap to school work. At any rate, a remarkable correlation was found between these slight Vitamin A deficiencies and backwardness among school children. The visual defect might easily be unsuspected, and even undetected by a careful test of the eyes, because the determining test is one which requires very Or. Clcndeninc special conditions and concentration upon a special point on the part of the examiner. A later report shows that when the Vitamin A de- iciency in the diet was corrected by the use of cod iver and other fish oils, and vegetables containing carotene, such as carrots that the night vision improved and also better standing was noticeable in the school work. t . It is interesting to compare a report on the same ines-from Sweden, where 1,200 children from all economic and social strata of a large manufacturing and seaport city were given this dark room test. Only nine were found to have a Vitamin A deficiency, whereas n the Iowa city nearly 53 per cent were shown to have some sub-normality. The difference is obviously due to the fact that the geographic conditions of life n a seaport city in Sweden would automatically increase fish liver and fish oils in the diet, and hence reduce the percentage of Vitamin A' deficiency. QUESTIONS FROM READERS M. F. M.: "What is the cause or history of a cyst and what is the best treatment? Is it a rare thing "or a boy of 15 to have a cyst on his neck, below the ar?" Answer: A cyst is defined as an encapsulated col- ection of fluid. A cyst on the neck below the ear might ie an ordinary wen, which is the cyst of a sebaceous ;land of the skin. Or it might be a bronchial cyst, which is the degeneration of v'estigal structures in the neck which correspond to primitive gill clefts. E. M. K.: "Could clothes that have been worn by a man who had tuberculosis be made safe for another o wear by being sent to the cleaners?" Answer: Yes. PLEASE NOTE--Dr. clendeniCE cannot diagnose or save ner- onal answers to letters from readers. When questions are of general ntereat, however, they will be taken up, In order, In tile dally olumn. Address your inquiries to Dr. Logan deadening caie of Globe-Gazette. Write legibly .and not more than 200 words TOMORROW MAY 6 By CLARK KDfNAIBD Notable Births--Sigmund Freud, b. 1856, Viennese ounder of modern psychoanalysis Frederick William Hohenzollern, b. 1882, former crown prince of jermany Amadeo Giannini, b. 1870, California janker Mrs. Elzire Legros Dionne, b. 1909, mother of the quintuplets The No. 1 French revolutionist, Maximilian Robespierre, b. 175S in Arras, f Irish ancestry, was a tender hearted poet, who reigned an appointment as a provincial judge rather han sentence a guilty criminal to the gallows, yet as master of the red terror in the revolution, he sent ,200 persons to the gallows in two weeks! May 6,1840---The first adhesive postage stamp was ssued, in Britain. It was of one penny denomination, 'reviously, letters had to be imprinted with a hand tamp. The U. S. mail service didn't adopt them until after they had been widely used to the country by a irivately owned postal service. * * * May 6, 1604--Sixteen years before the Pilgrim i'athers landed at Plymouth, a company of Jesuits, oldiers, artisans, farmers and convicts led by Pierre u Guast, SieuT de Monte, came to Neutral Island, in he St. Crolx river and established the first settlement n what was to become known as New England. So you're wrong if you believe the Pilgrims were the irst settlers in New England. SCRIPTURAL THOUGHT--Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that trav- elleth. and thy want as an armed man.--Proverbs 6:10-11. EARLIER DAYS FBOM GLOBE-GAZETTE WLES Thirty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Anundson and family left California yesterday for Mason City. BRUNSWICK, Ga.--Elizabeth Gates, 114, died here today..She leaves four children, 23 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Prof. G. B. Jackson of Memorial university has been invited to make the Memorial day address at Oelwein. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Mann have returned from a winter's sojourn in Los Angeles, Cal. Officers elected at the annual meeting of the Cemetery association yesterday were C. H. McNider, president; A. R. Sale, vice president; H. H. Shepard. secretary; O. T. Denison, treasurer, and C. A. Parker and Mrs. Denison, trustees. A movement is on foot to revive the city brass band which in past years entertained members of the community with its concerts in the city park. Twenty Years Ago-IOWA CITY--Six Iowa errors cost the Hawkeyes a 3 to 1 defeat at the hands of Chicago in a western conference baseball game. "Laz" Garrett, who was released by Cleveland last week, will pitch with the Claydiggers this season. Garrett was on the Indiana pitching staff last season. WASHINGTON--Army headquarters here have issued the troops now in Mexico orders not to withdraw and to remain there in the pursuit of Villa and his band. Work is continuing in excavating for the new buildings to be erected by the Modem Brotherhood of America and the Western Electric Telephone company. Five carloads of meat are being shipped weekly from the Decker and Son plant to points in Texas with destinations in Mexico where it goes to feed the government troops now engaged in hunting for Pancho Villa. Ten Years Ago-LONDON--No indication was given in the government's press communique today of any resumption of peace parleys. It emphasized its attitude that the "government will not open negotiations again .until the strike is called. WASHINGTON--The cruiser Cleveland has been sent to Managua, Nicaragua, as a result of the revolution which is spreading throughout that country. The purpose of its mission is to protect American lives and property in Nicaragua. M. L. Howard, president of the Great Western railroad, is in the city today for an inspection of the road's equipment here. Mrs. T. M. Fulghum left today for Detroit to visit relatives. The Chamber of Commerce glee club sang at Plymouth and at Rock Falls last night. Gov. Len Small of Illinois today placed Paul Prehn, former Masou Cityan, at the head of the newly created Illinois athletic commission. Prehn has been wrestling coach at the University of Illinois the past seven years. ALL OF US By MARSHALL .ItASLtN "DON'T YOU LOVE ME ANY MORE?" qrHERB'S a guaranteed, tried-and-tested formula for A killing love or, at least, discouraging- it. It Isn't a secret. Millions of "men and women know it and use it and can testify sadly to its effectiveness. It's merely a question, a sentence of six words. You look sad, or you sulk, or you whine, or you let a tear roll down your cheek and you moan: "Don't you love me any more?" Say those six words and you put love on the defensive. You kill it as completely as Othello suffocated Desdamona with a pillow. You drive it away. You bore it to death. You change love to pity or to contempt. Or you put in in chains it never quite gets free from again. Just these six words do that: "Don't you love me any more?" These make you a beggar, a piteous mendicant of love. These show you are desperate and afraid and that you believe love can be claimed as a right, as a debt. Well, it cannot. You ask, "Don't you love me any more?" and the man or woman who hears your pathetic cry turns cold and shrinks from the appeal. The woman feels contempt for you--you are not manly, you are not strong, you are not lovable then. The man despises you--you are too weak for him, you are a clinging vine and he wishes you'd take your arms from around his neck. The answer to your cry may be, "Of course, I love you," but even you can't believe it. Love never uses that impatient, distant tone. Love speaks with a glance, with a touch of the hand and needs no trumpeting interpreter to announce his presence And if he does, you may bring him back--but not with that beggar's cry of defeat: "Don't you love me any more?' 1 OBSERVING KARP1S SHOWN UP AS THE KAT HE IS JOtet have been rather proud of imp the newspapers' coverage of '"S^ the Karpis capture. None, so far as I've observed, has sought to make him appear in the hero role. 3. Edgar Hoover probably should be given some credit'for his part in this honest and constructive approach. The head of the "G" men used some picturesque language in describing Karpis' actions and attitude when he was taken. "He didn't say anything--he was too scared to talk," Mr. Hoover said. "His face went white, his knees shook, there wasn't anything of the bold, badman about him. He was just another yellow rat. They all are so far as we're concerned." In a press report from St. Paul, this descriptive language was employed by one press agency: "Alvin Karpis cowered like a whipped dog in the department of justice offices Sunday and stuttered answers to questions on the crime career that earned his brief notoriety as 'public enemy No. 1.' " Nowhere have I seen any account which suggested any. glamor in Karpis' habits or personality. The fact is that he lived a sordid life. Crime is that way. Like all mobsters, Karpis was at heart a coward. He never would fight when he thought his adversary had anything like an even chance. Another mark of habitual criminals as distinctive as their cowardice is their dumbness. They're unaffected by the fact that in the entire history of this country, slovenly as we are in capturing and punishing criminals, there is scarcely a case in which a notorious criminal has died a natural death out .of prison. --o-YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT'S RELATED HERE iji should never believe Ray Hg Murray again if he ventured s£'" to vouch for the truth o£ the yarns he related about early day windstorms on an April Fool's day program over WOI. "I have been told," the state secretary of agriculture related, "that oft-tirnes wells were blown clear out of the ground and twisted so badly that water could no longer be pumped through them and that often unlucky citizens caught outdoors with their mouths open, were blown inside out and flattened up against walls leaving them as thin as wafers. History records that some of the surviving- natives had :he gruesome habit of going, out later with a wheel barrow and a spade and scraping off these storm victims so that they could be shipped east where they were used as circus posters and liver pads. "But the finest story I ever heard regarding an Iowa wind came to me early in the twentieth century and had to do with a cyclone that swept across northern Iowa and into that lair of the Norsemen, usually designated as Minnesota. It had to do with a Scotchman who had safely reached his storm cellar but with the canniness.of his race had peeked out to see if there' was anything left that he could salvage. "As he watched, the storm struck a chicken and blew it entirely out of its feathers. Being a Scotchman, he dashed out to collect the feathers but they, frightened no doubt by the storm or maybe, his rude appearance, flew up in a nearby tree and laid an egg. The Scot not to be outdone, decided'to save the egg, at least, but on climbing the tree was chagrined to find that the wind had blown a straw into the egg, and had sucked out all the insides leaving only the shell. "It is such great truths as these coming to us from our fathers that has given Iowa such a great reputation for modesty among our fellow states. We have never been given to exaggeration nor untruths but have left that to the Californians who must of necessity brag a little if they are to keep up with what we accept as commonplace here in Iowa." GREEN LIGHT MEANS "GO STRAIGHT AHEAD" (·M^am asked by a Mason City SSJli exponent of safety to remind Sas' motorists anew that full legal responsibility for the well- being of pedestrians is upon them (the motorists) when they change direction, right or left, while passing through a stop signal intersection. The flashing of the green is a signal to proceed straight ahead, for both pedestrian and motorist. Turning right or left is by sufferance, a special privilege for the driver, if you please. And, like all privileges, it shouldn't be abused. Such is the assumption upon which this particular traffic rule is built. Again, however, it should be noted for the benefit of the person on foot, it's the pedestrian who always comes out second best in a tangle with an automobile, irrespective of where the legal rights may rest. Answers to Questions By FBBDEBIC 3. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE--A reader can get the answer to any question of fact by writing tbe Mason City Globe-Gazette's Information Bureau. Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. Flense send three (3) cents postage for reply. When will the government mail the soldiers' bonus bonds ? HI. S. Two million bonus payments will be mailed June 15 and 700,000 more will probably be ready by -July 1. About. 800,000 veterans eligible for the bonus have not yet filed claims. What is the Five W plan used by news reporters? E. M. Refers to the news lead of a story in which the questions who, what, where, when and why must be answered. How often do the big circuses get new tents? H. R. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey is equipped with new tents every year. Is Yellowstone park near an airport? H. R. It is adjacent to two airports, one at Livingston, Mont., 63 miles north, and the other 'at West Yellowstone, western entrance to the park. Is a woman who takes care of a postoffice referred to as a postmistress or a postmaster ? D. R. In its official correspondence, the postoffice department always uses the term "postmaster," even though the office is held by a woman. The title "postmistress" however, is often popularly used. Does light travel taster when there is a wind? I. O. No. ' Do heat and light waves travel at the same rate of speed? I. O. Heat and light waves travel with the same speed -- approximately 186,000 miles a second. Which president first pitched a ball at the beginning of the baseball season? E. H. President Taft. What will be the passenger fare on the Pan American clipper flights across the Pacific? B. N. About 51,000, it is understood. What organization is sponsoring a contest for the best essays on highway safety written by students and teachers? K. M. The -Highway Education board, Pan American building. Washington. How many members has the Hedgerow theater and how is it financed 1 ! J. G. Now consists of 24 members, who operate a farm and perform all the work connected with the playhouse. The theater is run on a co-operative basis with no endowment of any kind. Can a telephone call be traced? C. S. · Not when made over a dial phone. If the call comes through a manual operator and the operator is flashed quickly enough, the call may be traced. What is the motorist's prayer distributed by a Now York minister? E. H. The Rev. Frederic s! Fleming, rector of Trinity church, is the author of the following prayer: Grant me a steady hand and watchful eye, that no man shall be hurt when I pass by. Thou g.-xvest life, and I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of Thine. Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear me company from the evils of fire and all calamity. Teach,me to use my car for others' need, nor miss through love of speed the beauties of Thy world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way. How long does hair live on a person's head? W. L. Estimated two to six years. It is of course, being constantly replaced. Did Australia ever have another name? E. K. The continent was formerly called New Holland. Australia, from the Latin word for southern, was suggested by Capt. Matthew Flinders, an English navigator, who had explored the southern part of the island. The name came into use in 181T. Where is the largest temple in the world? A. J. Probably the Temple erf Ammon in Karnak, Egypt, now in ruins. Erected 4,000 years ago, there is comfortable standing room for as' many as 90 on the top of many of the columns still erect. What are the names of the various heels on women's shoes? M. S. Known as flat, military, Cuban, continental, boulevard, Spanish and French. What is the record running high jump? L. S. It is 6 feet 9% inches. The holder is Walter Marty, United States, record made April 28, 1934. Canning and Preserving The Globe-Gazette offers an excellent booklet on Canning and preserving, 100 tested recipes, from the laboratories of the federal and state departments of home economics. Fruits--vegetables--meats. How to make perfect jellies, ^jams, marmalades, fruit butters, pickles, cider, sauerkraut. How to pack chicken for winter consumption. Modern scientific methods for home canning. Every home should have a copy of this helpful, labor-saving, money-saving booklet, available only through our Washington Information bureau. Order your copy today. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost, postage, and handling. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of the booklet, "Canning and Pre- Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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