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APRIL 10 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY Telephone No. 3800 121-123 East State St. WILL- F. MUSE Editor W. EARL HALL. Managing Editor LEE P. LOOMIS .Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the ·use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all .Jocal news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Daily, per year $7,00 Daily, per week .15 Outside at Mason City and Clear Lake Daily, per year by carrier ?7.00 Daily, per week by carrier 15 Daily, per year by mail 4-00 6 monthsi $2.25; 3 months, §1.25; 1 month . ,50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year ;.. 6.00 American problem of high-power and local broadcasting stations. As matters now are arranged, local stations frequently dislocate and interfere \vith the high-power stations in such a way that neither is effective. Good reception has disappeared except in a few "cleared channels." With the new development, it would appear possible to assign these new short-range waves to local stations *in .profusion. They could not interfere with each other now with the high-power stations, but each would adequately serve its own local, territory in a radius of 20 to 30 miles--an improvement in radio which would unquestionably be welcomed. 6 months 53.25 3 months 1.75 -r: Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter A man must get a thing before ho can forget It--HOLMES A UNIQUE FIGURE PASSES TVfO FIGURE in -contemporary politics is quite ·^ comparable with Nicholas Longworth. Suave of manner, well groomed to the point almost of being a modern Beau Brummcl, academic and tactful, he could be counted on to command a following 1 from among the elite and cultured. Aa a matter of fact, however, some of his most ardent friends and admirers were among those who didu't subscribe at all to his conservative theories. Altho a polished gentleman in every respect, he vas rated as a man's mtn, thru and thru. It would be hard to apply a greater compliment ban to say that Nicholas Longworth was more than Mr. Alice Roosevelt. OF COURSE IT WAS A TRIAL! M R. K.ELL.EHER and members of the legislative committee investigating the' University of Iowa have nowhere made themselves more comical than in their insistence that the terms should not be "prosecution' 1 and "defense." From the opening minute of the opening day of the investigation, Mr. Kelleher has been attempting to "hang something on" the university. The newspaperinan who instigated the probe has been at his side most of the time, prompting him. Great has been their disappointment as one after another the various charges on which the investigation was based fell by the wayside. It has been a criminal prosecution from the start in all except two fundamental Items: First, there has been no rules to govern the credibility of witnesses or the genuineness of testimony. Second, the defense has been barred by time and rulings from presenting its side of the case in anything like completeness. The refusal of the committee to permit of cross questioning the chief accuser of the university on the first day of the trial, the decision of the committee to go into "secret session" in spite of the understanding that all of the proceedings were to be in the open, the refusal of the committee to take the university's attorney into its confidence while the prosecution attorney and the principal accuser were its guides at all times, its employment at large salary of the criminal detective who had been used by the instigator of the probe to ferret out a flimsy case, its condoning of an Inexcusable seizure by the attorney general's office of university records--all of these things not only branded the proceedings aa a "trial" but as an un^ believably one-sided trial at that. On the whole the distinction between prosecution and persecution ia OTHER EDITORS NO LONGER FOR BEN LINDSEY Robert E. Qulllen in Fountain Inn., S. liar., Tribune I used to be an admirer of Judge Ben Lindsey when he was teaching Denver and all the world how a uvenile court should be conducted; and when "College Humor" for December printed his name on the cover I bought a copy of the magazine to see what he had to ·say. I discovered that he had been touring the coun try, making speeches to college students, ana 1 tin magazine article was a report of the things he hai said and the things he had heard. The purpose of hi .our was to teach young men and women of Americ lis doctrine of Companionate Marriage and persuad .hem to adopt It. I cannot quote the article word fo word, but it went something like this: "At Colgate I told the boys and 1 girls the old-fashioned marriage was silly and urged them to have their sex fun without the handicap of. matrimony. I said it wasn't fair to ask them to practice self-control and deny themselves a thrill just because they weren't old enough or rich enough to get married. And I said the nicest arrangement was to marry one another on trial, while the old folks still paid the bills, and then get a aivorce when the arrangement lost its kick and they decided they weren't suited to one another after all. After DID YOU KNOW? Illustrated Question Box EDITOR'S NOTE: What Is your qtteatlonT \Vht\tcvcr It may be. unless It be a request for legal, medical or Ilnnnclal advice. Jt will be iui9K«reil without east to you» and you will receive tbo reply In a personal letter. Write your queatloa clearly and briefly, In- elosn Z cent atamp for return paatnge, ami address the Olobe-Garette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haakln, Director, Washington, P. C. .LARGEST" TfeEE. DISCOVERED 8V BOTANIS-TS IS A. CypRE.SS i IN THE_ VI)_»_A5E O1= CIRCUMFERENCE IS Copyright, 103V, hy Central Press Association, THE. IDEA HE HEVEFL. BOTHERED To HAVE iT DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDBNING, M.' D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clendenlny cannot dlntjnose or give personal answers to , letters from tenders. When question- 1 ) fl.ro of genera.! Interest, however, they will be takn up, in order, in the daily column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan ClendenlnK, care of Tlie Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. MENTAL DEFECTIVE IN HOME MAKES TRAGIC SITUATION I HE PRESENCE in a family of a mentally defective child is a tragic situation all around. The child, itself, is usually desperately unhappy because it dimly T my talk the students were asked to fill out a ques- j may rr , a lize its own deficiencies and comparing itself tionnaire and hundreds of them said they had not be- to thc o ther normal children is a cause of sadness. ^university it was that was subjected to vicious and unwarranted attack. And as for the use of the words "defense" and "prosecution," nobody but the legislative committee couiu- find other words to express his thots. Jf these words are to be stricken from our lexicon, let Messrs. Carroll, Allen, et al. assume responsibility for providing suitable substitutes. Extended titles with dangling participles are barred. T RUSSIA UPSETS THE CART AGAIN J UST when the general opinion of the world seemed to be inclining toward a more reasonable attitude about Russia, the Soviets heaved another monkey- wrench into the machinery last week at Rome. This was at -the international agricultural conference, which was called to see if some, arrangements couldn't be made for a general quota system of wheat exports which would prevent the demoralization of the farm market which 'marked the last year. Russia punctured the deliberations by assuring the delegates that she would accept no quota, but would export all the wheat she could raise, at whatever price she chose to accept to any market she could find. The conference was not getting anywhere very rapidly before that, since the Argentine, Canadian and American interests were hostile to any arrangement which would set aside the European market for European wheat-growers of the Danube basin--the real purpose of the meeting. But the Russian defiance wrecked it beyond hope. The. Rome conference brot into relief the fact that it is not only Industrial tariffs that la hampering the recovery-of Europe, but agricultural tariffs as well. The fact is that every country in Europe, industrial or agricultural as the case may be, fears to lower the tariffs wall with which it has surrounded itself, altho all are anxious that the others shall do so. In the background this is the result of war psychology. Each nation by tariff endeavors to foster agriculture, that it may be self-supporting should war break out, and to stimulate industry for the same reason. Everybody sees well enough that such a state of things is' crippling to the enlargement of markets necessary to genuine' European reconstruction. But they all want the other fellow to make the sacrifice of security, which a change would entail. Time may show, however, that the last few months were in reality "the blrthpangs of the United States of Europe. Everybody is for it, and the struggle now Is the endeavor of each power to get more than it has to give in the eventual arrangement to be made., · m 9 m A RADIO ADVANCE oCIENTISTS in Europe recently have demonstrated ^ a new radio development which may prove of unusual importance. Operating between the coasts of England and France across the narrow channel, they used new instruments producing and detecting a wave length of from ten centimeters to a meter. It is a wave which will travel around the earth's curvature, but Is absorbed at the limit of vision--at the horizon. The importance of this development lies in the fact that it opens new channels of communications--nine times as many as are available by apparatus now In use. While Information Is lacking, it would appear that some such development may offer the solution of the lieved in companionate marriage before hearing me, but were fully converted by my argument. (They would be. The poor addle-pates were still incapable of thinking for themselves and swallowed whole the ideas fed to them. If another slick talker had appeared the next night and denounced companionate marriage, they would have swallowed his arguments also--Ed.) It made me feel so good to discover that these young people were so much smarter than their parents, and were determine* to shake off the foolish old restraints and be free. Their keen young- minds think thota that the dumb older generation knows nothing about, and they are quick to appreciate and accept the grand new ideas of sex freedom I bring them. I ditln't use a questionnaire at other colleges, but at Northwestern and the University of Oregon I talked with many of the young people--especially, the girls--and I, was delighted-to f i n d ' h o w liberal-minded, they were._No old-fogey standards of morality for them! They have sense enough to realize that sex Indulgence isn't sinful. I told the girls they were entitled to their 'love life' just as much as the boys were. (The judge used the expression, 'love-life,' but of course he meant something else--something that couldn't be said in print, even in "College Humor." He meant the kind of things that used to be kept in restricted districts, with red lights to serve as a warning and advertisement.--Ed.V The girls agreed with me, and a few of them were so liberal and brilliant that they went even further than I had dared to hope. Ons of them said she hact made her Ufa plans even before hearing my talk. She intended to have all the 'love-life' she wanted and people who didn't like it could lump it. She wasn't going to let the boys p'ay around to suit themselves while she kept herself, spotless and waited for one to marry her. She was going to try one after another until she found- one that suited her and she was sure the one she finally married wouldn't think any less of her because of her previous 'love life.'. It made me so happy and proud to hear such liberal ideas expressed by this brilliant girl. I knew the future of our country would be secure if all girls could be persuaded to demand 1 equal freedom. Of course I found a few dull ones who couldn't grasp the wonderful new idea of freedom-especially freshmen, who hadn't been in college long enough to profit by its 'liberalizing' influence, but most of those I talked with--especially the girls were- determines 1 to be free. They said they knew how to care for themselves aa well 03 boys did, and since they had earned about contraceptives and birth-control, they didn't intend to be handicapped and robbed o£ their 'love-life' by a lot of old-fogey notions about virtue and 1 virginity and sin." Of course I haven't quoted the Judge verbatim, but this brief synopsis will give you the general idea. If he keeps up his missionary work, he" may yet persuade our young people to adopt and practice the-"love-life" formerly confined to young pigs. Some weeks ago he was thrown out of a church for interrupting a preacher during the closing prayer. To me it seems very unfortunate that he wasn't thrown farther--several thousand miles farther. I believe he is sincere in all that he says, but I believe also that The presence of the defective child puts a damper on thc other children and its existence is a source of humiliation to the parents. Particularly is this true of the type of mentally defective child called mongolian idiot. These children may be born into a family that is mentally sound in every other member. Their mental deficiency is not apparently hereditary in character, as is true of other types of mentally defective children. Placing such children in an institution with other children of the same kind is like giving them a new life. With other mongolian. idiots they do not ~rr~ClenderiIns' feel their own inferiority, they become happy and contented.' I shall EARLIER DAYS Hclng n Dully Compilation of Interesting Items from thl "Tiventy, Years Ago" Flics of the (ilobc-Oaictlc. Al'lttl. 10, 1011 ' Robert Clack, who has been enjoying a vacation from his duties of professor of mathematics in the University of China because of the.plague which has infested China closing up many public institutions and public buildings has been enjoying the novelty of being American editor of two Chinese papers. The Peking and Tientsin Times asked Professor Clack to write them some edito'rials on American themes and they attracted so much attention that the China Times, not knowing they were written by the former Clear Lake boy asked him to write an editorial for that paper taking the opposite view. As the result Professor Robert is holding a joint discussion with himself in the two opposing papers, each in blissful ignorance that the author is one and the'same person while both papers are highly delighted with the way they are putting it over the other. The Hon. W. E. Fuller oE West Union was in the city yesterdfvy and today the guest of his son, Howard, and family. Mr. Fuller formerly represented this district in congress and also held an important position in the department of justice during the reconstruction days of Cuba at Havana. It has been a matter of surprise in many parts of Iowa why the legislature did not pick on Mr. Fuller as a happy solution of the senatorial short term matter. Hogs went back to the 6 cent mark this week. Today local-butchers are offering that price for the tops. The market in other products remains pracli- Q. How Is Al Capone'a name pronounced? Mrs. B. W. A. As if spelled Ka-pon, long "o" and accent on second syllable. Q. In what Nebraska town Is everything; sold strictly for casli ? T. L. A, Bloomfield. Q. What Is squaw winter? C. H. A. The teirn is used to designate the spell of cold weather which often precedes Indian summer. Q. What is Roxy doing now? A. P. A. S. L. Rothafel (Roxy) has recently taken up his duties as impresario in the development of amusement enterprises in "Rockefeller City." Q. What is the national flower of Lithuania? C. S. A. The national flower emblem of Lithuania is the rue (in Lithuanian ruta). Q. What is radiology? J. C. A. According to \Vcbater's Dictionary It is that branch of scjence which treats of radioactive phenomena. Q. What does "chevet" mean when applied to a church? K. T. A. Chevet, in French, means "a pillow." The term is applied to the eastern extremity of a church with surrounding chnpela. It corresponds to that part of the cross on whicl Christ pillowed Hia head. Q. Where Is tho Inn of the Bells Jn California? W. M. A. It is at Riverside and houses the collection of Frank A. Mille which contains over 300 specimens from many foreign lands. Q. Why did Ras Toffaii wen lion manes In his headdress at th coronation? G. H. A. Lions have always been th' symbol of the rulers of Ethiopia Bnby lions are permitted to pla around the steps leading up to th throne. "Conquering Lion of Judah is one of the names which ever Ethiopian emperor adopts. Q. How nnmy of our president have been boolc collectors? .1. B. L A. According to a statemen mnde by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach o hiladelphia, Washington, John dams, Jefferson and Hoover are ook collectors. Q. Do business organizations ;her than railroad companies op- rate railroads to any extent? H. , J. A. Many large industrial corpor- tlons do. The United States Steel orporation operates 3,560 miles, or ·nore than enough trackage to ross the continent. Q. Was 1-loyd George's father's ame nlso IJoyd George? B. H. A. No. William George. His mother'3 brother, Richard Lloyd, as the man who helped him to tart in his career ns a solicitor. He tierefore adopted the name Lloyd became known as David Lloyd George. Q. When will tho public lands icar Boulder dam bo open to setters? I. S. A. Not until the dam is complet- d and water can be furnished for rrigation purposes which will not e before 1938. Q. Was dueling common in colon- ol days In Virginia?.G. K. A. There are records of very few luels in Virginia prior to the Revo- ution. One of the earliest was that "ought by Edward Stall Inge and lapt. William Eppes in 1619, at Dancing Point on the James river, the former being killed. Q. What letter of the alphabet Is used most often? N. D. A. The letter "e." Q. How fast docs a snail travel? B. D. A. Estimated at 1 foot in 2% minutes. Q. How high nbovo tho earth does tho highest cloud float? T. S. A. Professor Humphreys of the U. S. weather bureau says rising masses of air cannot ascend beyond the level of the highest cirrus cloud, that it, in middle latitudes above an. elevation of about 6 or 7 miles. Q. How much docs water expand when freezing? A. C. B. A. Nine hundred seventeen cubic centimeters of water becomes 1,000 cubic centimeters of ice. J. Aro birds Increasing? C. H. A. The Biological Survey says that number of small birds in the United States is increasing while the number of large birds is decreasing. Large birds have been hunted more than small ones and they suffer more whcu woods and forests are cleared. -BROADWAY \ cally stationary. B. Letts entertains a party of young evening at her home on East State street ippy children in my lite. Their m compliment to Miss Vera Dilts who weds Sherman r and for the guardian who Yollaml this week. The affair will be a miscellaneous I never saw so many ha affection for each othei _ . . _ ,, conducted the institution was positively uplifting and shower. encouraging. E. V. Franke and Ira Jones were at Charles City There is one great lesson in such a thot for par- yesterday and closed a contract for a large number ents so unfortunate as to have a child of this kind, of shade trees which .will be planted at once this If it is at al! possible the child, for its own nnd every- spring on the various lots in the Western Lakes Re- Tine's good, should bo put in an institution. Parents s °rts plat in the vicinity of the Oaks, are often blinded by pride or affection to the- child's I Judge Sherwin of the supreme court who was at best interests in this respect. Often they arc deluded ' his home for a few days last week fiaid that his fam- by too hopeful expectations of the future--that the j ily expects to occupy their cottage on the lake shore child is going to gutgrow its trouble and improve. Such things are rare. As Dr. John Thompson of Edinburgh says: "Not only is the child not lilte other children, but except in the rarest cases he will never become so." These rare cases of improvement concern, for one thing, the child with deficient thyroid secretion. One such girl who had long been under the cure of a physician who thot she only needed rest, fell into thc hands of a doctor who recognized thc condition for what it was. He put her on thyroid extract and she immediately began to lose weight and to feel better. "And," said the mother, in astonished delight, "she has made up a whole year back work in school." The recognition of the existence of mental deficiency is another difficult matter. The parents think the child is "just queer," or lazy, or backward in school work. The fact of actual defoctiveness is often difficult for them to accept. The Binct tests are useful to a certain extent for this, especially in younger years. Here are some of the tests for 3, 4 and 5 years. Children of 3 or 4 may be able to do the tests of a year or more ahead of them. If tney are unable to do their own year's test they arc certainly defective. ;it Clear Lake for the entire summer, the judge coming nncl going as the-court business will permit. The Selecta club meets tomorrow with Mrs. Clair Hicks on North Michigan street. _. Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Starr will entertain the Dinner club next Friday at their home on North Madison street. Mrs: Myron Stephenson was hostess yesterday afternoon to 14 women in compliment to her guests, Mrs. Wella"and Miss Blackmar, both of Duluth, Minn. The afternoon wag spent informally and a pleasant two hours enjoyed. · A party of young persons and friends of Ilemley Glass found him a most agreeable host last evening when he entertained them at cards at his home on East Ninth street. They played for a couple of hours under thc chaperonage of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fuller and later enjoyed the luncheon. President Heath late this afternoon received word from Mark Olson, one of the chief DCS Moines boosters, that he will be here Thursday and will address tho Commercial club. This insures a great .meeting. I have a bunch of cheap lots in College addition. his mind has gone haywire since the days of his glory j picture; gives family name; repeats a sentence of six in Denver. Then he was decent. Now he ia America's "«"nw»= greatest influence for sex indecency. He teaches young people that lust is natural ana' therefore right, Their desire, he says, is sufficient proof that they should gratify it. It would be 03 reasonable to argue that all young people should steal because they have a natural desire to take what they want. And if his argument that college boys and girls should throw off sex restraints merely because they have a natural appetite for sex experience is a sound argument, then it is equally logical to say that boys and girls of 12 and 14 | years should follow their example when they develop similar capacities and impulses. "Surely the man is mad 1 , or else has learned to love hell for its own sake. He is poisoning- a generation. Thc Prince of Darkness himself could do no more. Age. Three--Points to nose, eyes and mouth'; re- Better invest before they advance. George F. Baraalou, peatg two digits; enumerates well-known objects in a Miss Hnnnah yinetf.c hns resumed lior work us JOSKl'H VAN UAALTET N EW YORK, April 10.--As a usual thing, at this season, the vernal poet in Manhattan quits his job in the delicatessen store and wanders afield with a joyous cry of "Hail, g-cntle Spring-.'" The hailing of the Spring poet, as a general thing, is confined to a small, thin volume, with passionate board covers decorated with cowslips and a picture of Pan, the woodland god. M UTED MUSK--But times ain't what they used to be--or words to that effect. Lots of good old customs and things have been kicked into the discard in the last couple o' years. And not the least of these has been the Spring poet and his hollow-chested book of verses. "We wouldn't consider for a moment issuing a volume of poems just now,""said a successful publisher the other day, "not oven if the author was what Walt Whitman would call a 'boss poet.' Light, romantic fiction is about all that interests us." A POET'S OUTLOOK--In a substantiation of the above, here- A Who's Who and Timely Views SEVEN KEYS TO CO-OPERATION Minneapolis Tribune: Macy Campbell, instructor at Iowa State teachers college, In his book, "Country Life at the Crossroads," lays down seven rules for successful co-operation among farmers which he is Age Four--Gives his sex; names knife and penny; repeats three digits; compares two lines. Age Five--Compares two weights; completes a square; repeats a sentence of 10 syllables; counts four pennies; unites the halves of divided rectangles. Editor's Is'olr: Six pamphlets by tr. Clendeninp; can now he- obtained hy scndlnR 10 cents tn coin for each nnd n telf- addrcssed, stomped envelope, to Dr. I*of;an Condemns, In cnre of this paper, or Central Press Association. 1135 East Twelfth street, Cleveland, Ohio. The pamphlets arc: "Jnrl]p;e.-7- tlon anil Constipation," "KcducinR nnrl Gaining," " I n f a n t Feeding," ."Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," "Feminine Hygiene" and "Cnre of the H.-ilr nnd Skin." JUST FOLKS (.'opyrlnhled 1031 "By KIXIAU A. QUK.Sl THE FUTURE A little more bravely, a little more cheerfully! A little less gravely, a little less tearfully! A little more willing to start in stenographer at thc Mason City Loan and Trust company hero after a several days' absence which she spent in Garner. YOLTRE THE JUDGE to self- ] Down with the bygones and up with thc new things. cho~sen leaders, competent management, loyalty t o , A mtle more napp iiy facing the morning, the group, a keen sense of moral obligation to one s , A liule ]esg fretting a mile [ ess scorn i n g fellow man, and unbreakable courage.. Lct , s turn to tne batt , cg that stm ar|J . worth wmning ' Mr. Campbell might well have dignified his "severr Away from what's ended to what's just beginning, keys to co-operation" by a much broader scope than he claims for them. The principles he applies may well apply to any man in any walk of life. Most successful business and professional men are already well familiar with their use and practical application in a wide field of varying problems. Without: question farmers can become as proficient In their use as any of society's groups. Willingness to follow self-chosen leaders and competent management probably are two of the "seven keys to cooperation" too many farmers utilize least. When they aro finally utilized aa they should be a great many of the present day farm problems as they appear both within and without the farm cooperative movement will disappear. A little less moping-, a little less weening For what we have had but have failed in the keeping. We've strength for the day so let's up with the sun now And go with good heart to the work to be done now. THE EVENING was cool nnd thc sky was studded I with stars. Young Jamc.i Phibba, with his equally young wife, and Mry Honkkea, a frTfend of Mrs. Phibbs, were sitting together on the Phibbs porch wondering how nice it would be to take an auto ride. Along came Mr. and Mrs. Tagg, neighbors and friends of the Phibbs', in their new car, and made the very suggestion of going out riding. Everybody rejoiced. They drove into the country and soon entered the limits of an adjacent little town. The car now approached a turn In the road which brot It upon a culvert. At the top of it a car was parked. But the | sight of the parked car came so suddenly that Mr. -{ Tagg, who was driving, slammed on the brakes, causing the car to skid and fall over the embanUment. No one was hurt except Phibba, who suffered severe lacerations. When he recovered he filed suit against the town, alleging that the culvert was too narrow and not sufficiently protected. At the trial counsel for tho town argued that the driver of the car should have had the car under control, and In the absence of that there was contributory negligence on the part of the driver. Phipps replied that he might sue the driver later, but at present he was suing the town. How would you decide Ihls case? Make up your mind before you rend the decision. VEGETABLES REPLACE SULPHUR AND MOLASSES By nit. I-OUISK STANLEY Chief of tho Bureau of Home Economics Demirfmont of Agriculture. Liuiso Klnnloy was liorn ,it IViiRhvllle. Tctin., June S. 1883. .Shu U u Kradunlc nf t h e Unlversltlc-H of Nashville, Chicago, Cotumhlix urvl Yule. From 1907 to l O l t phe wa« nn Instructor In home economic.! at t h e Unlvcralty of Mistfnurl, then HervLni; there u n t i l 1923 a.s Ttr'tresror nn'l ohnlrnian of the lennrtnicrit. since 1923 she IIUH Tx;cn chief of tiic fetleral Imri^u of home ncunomlc.T, department of A g r i c u l t u r e . A MOTHER of our grandmother's · f » pet home remedies, the sulphur and molasses cure-all for "spring fever," has been relegated to the past. The use of fresh vegetables in the diet will do everything that the old stand-by was ,:' supposed to do. T h e modern theory of nutrition has substituted fresh vegetables for the s t i c k y m a s s w h i c h e v e r y member of the ONE MINUTE rOI,riT--Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.--Proverbs, ill, 13, 14. The dec la ion: Thc court helil for the town. The JytiRea reasoned thus: Tho driver nnrl I'hihbs wcrfl In a common purpose and the principle is well established thnt neKlcct of one Is. Imnut- Rlile to the other. That the driver was KUHty of contributory negll- Kencn ws evident. The neglect, therefore, nlso waa Imputed, to f a m i l y urged to w a s take d a i l y b y t h e spoonful as soon aa spring came. Our national eating habits have changed so greatly that any sort of 'spring tonic Is superfluous. We now have an.abundant supply of fresh fruit and vegetables the yaer round. Increased facilities for shipping perishable foodstuffs from the southern markets enable us to provide a winter diet little different from our summer diet. These fruits and vegetables offer a continuous supply of vitamins and minerals which fire really efficacious in maintaining good nutrition. One vitamin especially, which is found in varying degrees in fruits fine vegetables, automatically takes with is .quoted a popular and sue-* cessful woman poet: "Life is very murky. I am now doing some of my best work. But will the magazines buy it? They will not. Editors are digging into their safes and excavating stuff they have had on litmd for the last three or four years, or longer. I expect to be starving in a jjarret soon. Have you a cigarct? Life is frightfully mottled!^ GOLDEN RULE--Tammany hall is on thc defensive again. I've lived in New York a good many years and there'. 1 ; nothing novel in the spectacle of The Tiger' having Its tall twisted by The i Righteous. The only difference I can dis-. J corn is thc procedure adopted by those who dominate Thc Councils of The Braves. In the old days The Leaders kept their mouths shut. "I air.'t got nuttin' t' say! That was the watchword. The boys kept silence on the principle that when a mun is not talking, he's not tolling on himself, and listening to thc other fellow who is. care of lagging appetites and pro- ' motes good digestion and the absorption of food. Because the body ia.s only n limited capacity to store this vitamin, the food supply should contain nn abundance at all times. For the more remote rural districts where the markets are likely ^o lack a supply of fresh vegetables, the people take advantage of the information recently offered by tho bureau of plant Industry which lists several edible greens that may soon be found in the fields and woods. The list includes poke, lamb's quarter, nettle, plantain, mustard greens and dandelions. Sweet tops are also edible and when picked do not kill the parent roots. Beet and radish tops may be gathered and used for greens while they are young and tender. The tiny beets but not the little radishes may be cooked along with thc greens. Practically all the benefits which might be derived from vegetables may be lost In tha cooking. The best methods of cooking vegetables for preserving the food value are In the following order: Baking, steaming and boiling in the skins. When water is used iji cooking, the bureau advocates using a small quantity for most vegetables. This method, with brief cooking, retains most of the vitamins and minerals, many of which are soluble In water and frequently thrown away. The greatest fault in vegetable preparation ia over-cooking.

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