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^ li -;- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER r. .--. ; Issued Every Week Day by Ihc . . , MASON cm GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 131-123 East Slate Street :',... Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS, - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - '- . - City Editor LLOYD L.. GEER - '- Advertising Manager Enlercd as second-class mailer April 17, 1230, at the post office at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1873 MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively en titled to the use tor publication of all news dispatches credited riews. : . ' Full leased wire service by United Press. MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with De, Moines news and business offices at 405 .Shops. Building. i , SUBSCRIPTION KATES OUTSIDE MASON CITY ANn CLEAB LAKE AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITY Mason City:and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear L by the year ;.;...·..$7.00' by the weclc s .15 OUTSIDE 105 MILE ZONE IN · . IOWA AND ailN'NESOTA, Per year by carrier ...S7.00 By mail 6 months ....S2.75 Fer week by carrier ...S .IS By mail 3 months ...-S1.SO Per year by mail ....:S5.0D By mail 1 month. ..'..5 IN ALL STATES OTHER THAN ' IOIVA AND MINNESOTA Per yr..58.00 6 months. 1S4.50 3 months. .82.50 .1 month..Sl.00 One World War Hero THIRST reflection on the modest pension asked for " Sergeant Alvin C, York by Tennessee's Sehatoi Nathan L. Bachman is likely to be, "What price glory now?" Senator Bachman has twice proposes a substantial pension for Sergeant. York. Two »years ago congress frowned on his resolution to recompense Tennessee's World war hero at- the rati of $226 per month. York is just getting about afte a two months' illness. · ' . - " " · " * Alvin C. York"' claims to have "turned down an estimated half million dollars rather than capitalizi on his World war heroism.' He thinks the con giessional pension as proposed will; "fix him up ·pretty well--if he gets it." . . . ' . . It is more than eighteen years since that shell swept October day- at the western front when Tennessee's lanky "conscientious objector," a serg eant in the A. E. F., went into action in the. Ar gonne.i. Singlehanded he accounted for 25 German casualties, and marched back to field headquarter 132 German -prisoners including a Boche battalion commander, and two other commissioned officers For that feat the gangling red-haired.sergeantwa hailed as the greatest civilian soldier of the Worlc war by General John J. Pershing. Foch, in pinning on his tunic the Croix de Guerre, said: "What yoi did was the greatest thing, accomplished by any private soldier of all the-armies of Europe" Back from the French front, "York was smothered with decorations."^ Congress contributed to the York homecoming i(s highest decoration, the congressional medal of honor. After a round of receptions Sergeant York scoffed at exhibition offers, and turned to his native Tennessee home near Pail Mall. Here he married his childhood sweetheart and settled down on a small farm. Occasionally he was lured out of retirement by prohibition well-wishers for talks and personal testimpriy. In his early fifties, Sergeant York is still "trying to farm." and going is tough for a tenant farmer in Tennessee. · /Unfortunately congress has but one yardstick in recompensing veterans. It's based not on the number of enemy prisoners captured or killed but the length of military service and the rank achieved at the time of discharge.. There probably is a good arid sound precedent against pensioning one army sergeant more, than another, if Washington is to keep the roof on the veterans' administration building. The government in its gratitude has lavished millions on", Tennessee through the TVA but is v tight-fisted when it comes to brealcing the military pension policy of more than a century. Have We Progressed So Far? 'TVHp'SE who viewed the movie, "Maid of Salem," A shuddered at the ignorance of the villagers of Salem, who put innocent and harmless women to death on the grounds they were witches. It taxed the credulity to think that such things could actually have taken place only 300 years ago and the thought that we are now living in a far more enlightened age was comforting. ' Yet our comfort is not completely justifiable. For our modern civilization is busily engaged in perfecting torture and killing on a mass scale. In a recent address, as reprinted in. : the Army and N.ayy Register, General Edward Croft who is chief of infantry in the U. S. army made the following remarks in the - course · o£ an address before the Association of Military Surgeons: ; "I believe you gentlemen are going to encounter two types of casualties in increasing numbers --mustard cases and out-and-out burns. It should not be an uncommon occurrence to find mustard casualties soaring to the 100 per cent mark in the smaller units. ... "We must expect and prepare for another type of. burn. Today there is more than one indication that thermit and white phosphorus are going to be dumped on rear area installations in appalling quantities. But even if we discount this'rather gruesome possibility, we cannot escape the gasoline motor. Our tanlts, our trucks . . . in fact, all of our gasoline transportation will present a continuing fire and explosion hazard. And as they go under enemy fire, I rather suspect that you will find'more first, second and third degree .burns than any of. us like to consider. In any event, we hope you will be ready for them." Yes, our progress away from the silly old superstitions has certainly been rapid these last 300 years. Story Book Statesman CJIR AUSTEN 'CHAMBERLAIN, distinguished " British statesman who died in London a few days ago at the age.of 73, was one of the few men in public life to live down the disadvantage of being the son of a;famous.'father. Sir Austen Chamberlain was dean of England's elder statesmen. Twice he had served his country'as chancellor of the exchequer. In .addition he had.'been secre- . tary of state for foreign. affairs, secretary of state for India, and a member .of Britain's war cabinet. In pictures at least, Sir Austen Chamberlain was the typical Gilbert and Sullivan type cabinet minister;; His monocled eye gazed down the council table of many an international conference, perhaps the most famous of which-was the'framing of the-Locarno treaty in 1S25. The Locarno pact was his chief handiwork. When nazi Germany renounced the Locarno treaty, he took the verdict as a keen personal blow. That was the accomplishment'which had won for him the Nobel prize in 1925, an award which he shared with Vice President Charles G. Dawes. The Chamberlain lineage has contributed'three distinguished statesmen to England. Sir Austen's father, Joseph Chamberlain, was one of the foremost Victorian statesmen. : His half-brother, Neville. Chamberlain, is the present chanceJlor of the exchequer. In England's present situation, the loss of a conservative leader -like Sir Austen Chamberlain is a blow to both the commons and the cabinet . ' - . . - -A- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE,,MARCH 25 H 1937 No white house objection has yet been voiced against the 5-4 decision that the'government cannot be compelled.to make good on its promise to pay off gold bonds in.gold; ' . T h e most devastating fact summoned'· against the old deal was that it produced a boom. So what about tlie boom how developing under the new deal? Somewhere along the line the white house is going to be called upon to express an opinion as to whether sit-down strikes are right or wrong. Dividing the wealth is never going to be universally popular until it's put on a basis of: "What's yours is mine. and.what's mine is mine too. Little Willie is skeptical whether his grandmother was as fond of the McGuffey readers in realis- ation as she now is in retrospect. : Alas, as President .Gilmore of the University of Iowa has pointed out, equality is a thing political rather than biological. Anarchy is an absence 6f government.. And what is it when sit-down strikes are permitted? Voting'for the man father 'than for the rumor is a pretty good rule at this season .of the year.. PROS and CONS INVITING A PROPERTY TAX Don L. Berry in Indianapolis Record: The Record feels a considerable surprise at the action of the lower house of the legislature in attempting to divert a part of the primary road fund to the construction of secondary roads. The primary road fund has heretofore been sacredly held for the building and maintenance of primary roads, which are used by more of the people than any other roads, and for retiring the bonds issued by the courts for. primary road construction. ; , .Keep the last in mind. If. the habit grows of raiding the primary road fund for current popular programs, no matter how worthy, in the course os time the primary road bonds will have to be paic by- a property tax on the counties. ONE T"HING HE CAN CONTROL, Northwood Anchor: One of our good friends says he isn't going to worry about the supreme court, or the new deal, or the Iowa legislature, or anything political. Instead, he says, he is going to put in a large garden with the hope that he can raise enough to make himself partly self-sustaining. That's a" good idea and will insure him peace of mind anyway. A PERTINENT STORY , Nashua Reporter: The. following story with a moral is going the rounds, if you have heard it don't lose the point: A train hit an automobile at a crossing. The motorist was badly injured. "Send for p. veterinarian." Why a veterinarian, he was asked. "Because I was a jackass for trying to beat he train," he said. And letjhat be a lesson to you. HERRING COMPARISONS INVITED Ackley World-Journal: How does he compare to uch former II. S. senators from Iowa, Gear, Alison, Dolliver, Kenyon, Cummins, or Colonel Dave lenderspn, congressman-from this district who was peaker of the house; or Congressman Cyrenius Cole, and a score of others who. brought honor and -redit to the state; of Iowa? NORTH IOWA;'RETAHiERS GOT .'RESULTS Cedar Rapids Gazette: Northern Iowa merchants ;ot results from \ the legislature when they threat- ned to cease collecting the sales tax unless their omplaints about what it is doing to them received attention. MICHIGAN'S CONTRIBUTION Sioux City Journal: The state of Michigan is doing everything it can to put us back on our feet --walking. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG WHEN ONE'S PANTS ARE RIPPED MESERVEY--If one were to rip the seat of his pants it is likely that he would seek to divert pubic attention from his predicament. The breakdown of law enforcement, we believe, was the real reason for launching the court controversy. Something was needed to draw attention from the ugly fact that unlawful seizure of property was condoned, if riot-actually encouraged, by those who had sworn to "protect and defend the constitution of the United States." It was desirable, from the new deal standpoint, that the public should forget that it was N-O-T underpaid workers, or the MAJORITY of workers, who are responsible for the "sit-down era." In this connection it might be well not to lose sight of, the contribution made by the John L'. Lewis organization to the new deal cam paign "war chest," amounting to more than $400, 000. , ' We recently outlined some "sit-down" ideas and expressed the hope that it might serve to stimulate thinking. It has apparently had that effect for an exponent of "sit-downism" and totalitarianism has taken time from his school work to blend a mixture of facts, fancy, misinformation and personal! ties into a letter blissfully unaware that person alities arc not issues. Our position in regard to "sit-downism" and kindred matters is assailed, and, of course, everyone, has a right to his opinion in a democracy. But it seems that this young man regards workers who receive faf above the average wage as "slaves." He also seems to think we have already reached the land of his dreams where one man ,is the "state" (government) apparently forgetting that in pur democracy there are supposed to be three distinct and separate branches of government. This idea is in line with, the recent castigation o£ democratic congressmen by a new deal job holder who took the undemocratic position that congressmen ought to declare that they are "rubber stamps" for Mr. Roosevelt. Happily this is not the Interpretation of real friends o£ democracy, or that of such democratic senators as Burke Clark Walsh, Copeland, Wheeler, George, Gillette and others. ' · · Referring to "monied men" our friend says, 'Why does he defend them?" and adds, "Surely it cannot be for his own personal good." We defend them because we realize that when the "monied man" is-robbed, and when mob rule and anarchy 3revail that there is no safety for anyone. We de"end them because we were taught by our parents that stealing is contrary to the laws of God and man. Yes, we defend order and constitutional law or our "personal good" as well as for the wel- -are_ of every resident of the United States, in- ;ludmg those who would destroy our courts. It s considered smart to ridicule the supreme court. 3ut the court spared the Jives of the Scottsboro Vegroes and insisted that they have a fair trial before being condemned to death. The court has defended the right of parents to educate their children without being compelled to relinquish that ight entirely to the state. The court has NOT condemned or ridiculed the other branches of government nor has it appealed to the psychology of the mob. Can as much be said for the executive? Inasmuch as a canal has not been construed to ur "fatherland" in Nebraska we are somewhat dubious about the prospects of obtaining passage n a ship bound for that place. K. CLARENCE RUIGH DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . ... . by Scott - COPYRIGHT. 1937. KING FEATJRE^YNDICATE. Int. ^%; LU FEB Vn J tS VLL. LJMHED S-fA'fE.S PoSMAkKS TM^ , USED OH FIR.ST CLASS MAIL. FROM OF'THE. COUM-fey 1885 ' PSR.SOK? MO-TIU -THE.HOSE.- \-f 1$ A-flM KE.R.VE. DIET and HEALTH By T^OCAN CL.ENDEXIXG, 51. n. SUNSHINE AND VEGETABLES TONICS T-iHE VITAMINS finally got into the U. S. Phar- -*· macopeiaj the eleventh revision, and methods of standardizing them by experiments on animals are described. In a pharmacal laboratory in North Chicago the other day I saw Some white rats which were being prepared to test Vitamin A products. Vitamin A had been excluded from their diet from some time, and very sorry looking- rats they were. When they have attained the eye effects of Vitamin A deficiency, the substance to be tested, such as cod liver oil, is fed them. If they gain in weight and their eye conditions improve in a standard . period of time, the product.-'.is-vjudged potent. It is measured-in units' on L the; basis' of weight of the rats, and one gram (about one-fourth of a teaspoon) Thirty Years Ago-Jess Rogers left today on a trip to Runningwa- ter, S. Dak. F. L. McClellen of Minneapolis is visiting with friends in the city for a few days. J. W. Pence of Lincoln township is in the city for a visit \vitlv relatives and friends. The following officers were elected last night at the initial meeting of the Auto club: F. E. Keeler, president, and W. H. Hathorn, secretary and treasurer. By the decisive margin of nearly 500 votes, Col. J. H. McConlogue, democratic nominee for mayor of Mason City, defeated Mayor A, W. Dawson, republican nominee, yesterday at the annual spring election. The total vote of the city was slightly over 1,400. Mrs. J. E. Whitman of Garner.is in the city for a visit with friends. - . . - , . · , : ····.; "When animals and humans are given diets de- icient in Vitamin A, the mucous membranes dry jp and the skin becomes keratinizetj. Here we lave grandmother's scruffy hands and the reason or her feeling that if she could only get "a mess of greens-or some tubers," she would feel better. The rationalization of the tuber idea is found'in he.fact that carrots contain a substance known as carotene, which is the precursor of Vitamin A in he body. Carrots are changed into Vitamin A by ;he metabolism of the body and act to prevent all signs of Vitamin A deficiency. Another important vitamin, Vitamin D, is found in the spring sunshine. Rickets, the disease'of darkness, appears in the spring after the long winter night, unless the young body (it occurs only in children) is protected by the use of cod liver oil or some similar Vitamin D-containing substances. Vitamin D also appears in the Pharmacopeia and a product which claims to contain it must conform to certain tests made on rats, and contain at-least 85 units of "D" per gram. ' It is not wise to try to take too much Vitamin D, as lar^e doses of it will result in excessive deposition of calcium salts in the blood vessels and kidneys. Viosterol, a drug which contains large amounts of Vitamin D, is quite potent, and it is estimated that two-millionth;; of a grain is the daily average maintenance dose. A new vitamin, F, has been suggested, deficiency o£ which causes thickening, dryness and roughness of the skin, brittleness and thinning of the hair, and brittleness of the fingernails. Soaps manicure preparations, hair preparations and face creams have been suggested as suitable agencies for this vitamin. · . HOW TO USE THIS SERVICE EDITOR'S NOTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr Uendenmg can now be obtained by sending 10 cents in com, 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 By- CLAKK KINXAIHD T^-olable Births--James Bryant Conant, b. 1893 in Boston, president of Harvard university Robert Forst, b. 1875 in- California, poet famed" for Ivew England themes . . . Paul Howard Douglas, b. 1892 in Salem, Mass., University of Chicago professor and economist of national distinction . . . Nathanial Bowditch, b. 1773 in Salem, Mass. He left school at 10, and while working days for a living at nights taught himself Latin, Spanish, Italian and German and compiled the monumental American Practical Navigator, before he was 30, with the result that he was offered professorships in three universities. March 2fi, 1861--Kansas legislature convened first time at new capital, Topeka. March 26, 1917--Leon Trolzky bade farewell to Jie U. S., to return to Russia and foment the DOlshevik revolution. The new Russian government announced removal of the capital from Petrograd to Moscow because of the strong pro-German influence in the former. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: But a .man of understanding hath wisdom.--Proverbs 10:23. EARLIER DAYS. IN MASON CITY *3*ysz Twenty Years Aeo-- ' ' - - · ' ! · · · ' · · · Rose Meii- is spending {he week visiting-her parents at Ossian. Martin Wagner of Manly is a visitor in the city today. Ray Schulthies returned today from a few days business trip to Chicago. ' J. G. Nelson and family returned ycsterduy from a lew months visit in Caliloi-nia. Jennie Woldman returned today from Philadelphia where she has spent the past three months with relatives. Grinnell students home for the spring vacation period include the Misses Sarah Kelly, Margarete Ellis, Marie Lepper, Lorna Palmer, Meciora Minchin, Mae Nutting and Ira and Earl Lehman, Max Egloff, Paul and J. B. McGregor. Ten Years Ago-Carmen Smith of Cedar Rapids is visiting relatives in the city. Marie Krause has returned to her studies at Iowa State college, Ames, after spending the spring vacation with her parents in the city _ Dr. Preston Bradley o f the Peoples church of Chicago and Dr. Julius Bovaas, head of the department of education at St. Olaf college, Northfield Minn., were featured on today's program of the teachers convention being held here. Approximately 1,400 teachers were in attendance at the opening session. WASHINGTON--Unless immediate arrangements are made for the safety of foreign lives in Nanking, military points in the city will be shelled by British and American warships. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ben Ostby left yesterday for Council Bluffs where they will make their future home. ALL OF US "y MARSHA!,!, .MASL1N I KNOW WHY YOU ARE POPULAR TF YOU want to be popular, I'll arrange it for *· you. You don't need to sign on the dotted line --nor take a correspondence course--nor pay any money--nor swallow a spoonful of anything three times a day in a glass of water. It's simple enough . . . Just remember my name Hear it once and call me by it the next lime we meet. Do that--and you'll be popular with me \Tour good memory and my vanity will mix pleasantly, and you'll be popular. Suppose we meet on June 17 at a barbeque We re introduced, we learn each other's names. I think: Nice young fellow. Pleasant smile. Friendly. Has a healthy appetite." That's all. In February we meet again. I'm going down the street and I see someone who is vaguely fa- l£! %'· » Y -? U Tm a L k U ? and ca!1 me ^ name . and immediately I'll be friendly. You remember my name. There must be something about me that made you remember But you are a remarkable fellow, too. Maybe not handsome, but interesting, with a fine personality. Agreeable. Capable. Intelligent. I tell people about you. I praise you whenever I hear your name mentioned. Of course I don't say you are a fine fellow. I think up other reasons You didn't come up to me and say: "I'll bet you d o n t remember me!" No, you remember my name and told me yours. So I'm your press agent. I throw business your way. I meet other people who feel as I do about you. They say what I've been saying. You've been remembering their names, too, and pleasing them. You've been practicing the theory that the way to a man's heart is not through his stomach, but through remembering his name. . . . And we've formed a Co-operative Admiration Society in Honor of the Man Who Remembers Our Names. why don't you run for president? Ml^ OBSERVING ^ Claude Newman Gains Praise From Winchell jMhygot a real thrill -- and so YSJVi did others around this shop ^^ --out of a recent reference in Walter WlnciieU's "On Broadway" recently to a former member of the Globe-Gazette staff, as follows: "I like that sporiswriter Claude Newman's style. He- wrote: 'An ocean of leather, with a punch on every wave.' " Claude is sports editor of the Hollywood Citizen and I suspect the quotation was out oE a prizefight story. Even as a lad in hign school when he began his connection with this newspaper,' Claude had a facility for picturesque expression. : , To me Claude has always been Exhibit A in support of my contention that the will to win is the greatest of assets in any line of work. He so wanted to be a newspaperman that I am quite sure he would · have found a way to pay the Globe-Gazette to get to write for it if Mr. Muse hadn't yielded to his daily visits over a long period and agreed to pay him for his news reports from Clear Lake. From the very beginning for his employment with the Globe-Gazette Claude Newman was a miniature dynamo. "What else can I do?".used to be his most frequent question. My guess is that- he went on asking that question after he was transplanted in California, a fact closely related to the rise he made to a most attractive and responsible position in the movie colony where he hob nobs with the Joe E. Browns and the Gary Coopers. --o-Why One Iowa Editor Respects the Courts JHSte^ don't know but what Fre- yfjgvS moht Hunter, venerable * s * i ^ editor of the Webster City Freeman-Journal, has about as good a reason for respecting the court system as any of us. I'll let him present it: "An exchange which evidently reads this column carelessly intimated that the Freeman-Journal lacks respect for the courts. That is untrue. The Freeman-Journal has regarded the ; courts highly, ever since a just and upright judge down in a southern state many years ago gave a man who killed an editor 20 years, while he gave another man who killed a lawyer only six months." --o-About "Slips That Pass in the Type" nominate as the best stand- head to be found in an Iowa exchange this one which is often to be found in Alien's "Don't ;Be Too Serious" column in .the Kossuth-County Advance:^ ·-..' - - I..-.", ·' .'..·· I ',.··.-'.:.-:,·'.i - ··:.. ."SLIPS .THAT .PASS IN--THE TYPE." L The subject matter beneath, of course, has to do with typographical boners. The Evolution of One Arch Foe of Lobbying -M^ often am impressed how raggig completely one's views SB?" may be altered by time on any given subject. In this connection, I have in mind the case of Jeanette Rankin, Montana woman who was the first of her sex, I believe, to sit in the house of representatives. During her time at Washington, this now almost forgotten first congresswoman gave largely of her time and effort to abolish lobbyists. She wasn't even attracted by 'them when they employed the more dignified name of "legislative representative." That was. some twenty years ago. Today, following a couple of unsuccessful attempts to gain a seat in- the senate, Miss Hankin is a lobbyist herself. And here s what she told an Associated Press reporter in a recent interview: "I've been lobbying for peace --as an employe of the National Council for -the Prevention of War--since 1929. Yes, lobbying. Why call it anything else? There are good and bad everything-even lobbyists." And so in the mind o£ this former arch foe of the practice, lobbying becomes a matter of believing in one's product. In Jeanette's case, lobbying has become a crusade. But, and this can't be forgotten, it's also a living. In this, the Montana woman is like hundreds of former representatives and senators who stay on at Washington in one capacity long after their official connections have ended. Some become patent attorneys, some committee counsel, other minor bureaucrats. But mostly they're just plain lobbyists. A roll call of congressional has-beens would be an impressive and historic list. --o-And There's as Much Truth as Poetry Here gg^am glad I was on Ray ®pi Murray's mailing list for V the following verse addressed to a cause which has been' very prominent in this department's thoughts for many years: 'AUTO DON'TS ShnulU a truck hop. all (lie p i k « . . T h o u g h you've the right of way Belter d o d g e anil let 'em pass And drive another day. Always slop .far trains Ib pass li only fakes a m i n u t e . Then you; can start your ear again And what's, more, you'll be In it. tver pass on hills nr curves Where you can't see what's coming Take your lime ana save a fine And keep some hearse Tram running. When some ivise guy up ahead rjistracls you to the limit If you don't know what, he'll do, Just wait until he s did It Ifex-er speed at sixty per ·* When fOEEJ" Is the weather; Belter lose a minute now Than lose y o u r lire forever. Clicck your brakes tcforc you start Anfl dim your lights while driving; Heed your w i f e antl save a llto Thai's for what" we're striving*. Answers to Questions By FUEDEIHC J. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE--A reader can Kd Ihc answer lo any question of Tad by wrillnif Ihe Mason Clly Globe.Gazelle's Informallon Bureau, Frederic J JIa»- kln. Director, w^slilnston. D. C. vlcaso tend tprco (S) cents noslase for rejlj.' What lines of industry lead in Ga., newspaper advertising? N. \V. Cal. Among the 10 leading newspaper advertisers are three motor companies, four tobacco companies, two distillers'and a soap company. What is marijuana? L. H, Indian hemp. Theire is a bill pending in congress to make the sale or : transportation of it or any of its products illegal. What horse first won a Kentucky derby? F. P. Aristides. Run in'May, 1875, and about 10,000 people saw the race. The purse was $3,100. Who is called the leader of the modern- Russian school of music? J. W. Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (184093) is considered the leader of the modern Rusian school of composition. He was one of the most original and powerful exponents of national spirit and color in music. What is (he color of (he German swastika? J. W. Black on a white circle on a red background. What is the origin of the name, Haiti? E. W. Carib Indian for mountainous country. Where is the larg-est buildinsr in the world devoted solely to Mn- soniu uses? K. C. Masonic Temple of Detroit. What book says men over 69 should lie chloroformed? W. F. In Anthony Trollope's novel, 'The Fixed Period." It is suggested that men are useful only up to 40, that at 60 they should pass a year in contemplation and then submit to chloroforming. Does Mussolini drink or smolce? F. R. He never smokes and does not drink hard liquor. Occasionally at official dinners he drinks a little wine. Why are Brussels sprouts so called? F. B. Because they were originally cultivated in Belgium. Is the Hoover dam ami the Boulder dam the same? L. C. Boulder dam was originally called Hoover dam. Is Dr. Lloyd C. Douglas, author of "The Green Light," living in Hollywood?" H. B. Dr. Douglas purchased a home in the Bel-Air district of Beverly Hills, where he is working on a screen production. WJiat arc the most healthful counties in U: S.? E. W. In 1035 the most healthful counties were said to be: Westchester county, N. Y., Davidson county, Tenn., Shawnce county, Kans., El Paso county, Tex., Glynn county, ' and Santa Barbara How large is the Sahara desert? W. J. Its area miles. is 2,000,000 square Is there a JcwishV-r-universlly anywhere? T. HI. ·.:"·''?? The first one 'in the world was established about 12 years ago. It is .the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Give James T. Braddqek's lighting record. T. M. Had 26 knockout victories; 22 decisions; '5 draws; 5 no-decisions; 2 no-contests; 1 knockout defeat; and 20 adverse decisions. How lone before Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes' death did he retire from the supreme court? II. JM. Retired March 8, 1932, and died on March 6, 1935, at 84. Publish Edwin JMarkliam's "The Circle." M. F. ' "He drew a circle that shut me out--Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win--We drew a circle that took him in." · AMERICAN RIGHTS Under the American form of government the citizen has certain rights never enjoyed by the persons of any other country. These privileges are written into the Constitution. They guarantee such individual rights as free speech religious freedom, property rights' trials by jury and sanctity of the home. The newer ideals of government that are sweeping Europe eliminate most of these sacred rights, and invest all authority in a dictator. The Globe-Gazette through its Washington information bureau, will supply-any reader with a fine copy of the Constitution for a mere cost and handlinc charge of 10 cents. Use coupon The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped in paper) for the Constitution of the United States. Name Street City ' State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)'' J ' ft 1 y^jij^^j^^jjj^j^

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