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^ iEffiSffisaSaJsasi^^ *·'' MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MAY 6 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. IJ1E NEWSTAl-EB Issued Erery Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Street Telephone No, 3SOO LEE P. LOOMS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLOYD L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager JCEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which !» exclusively entitled to the UM ror publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, end all local news. MEMBER, IOWA DAIL* PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Homes news and business onices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason city and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lane, by the year ..- S7.00 by the week S .15 ODTSIDE MASON till AND CLEAB LAKE Per year by carrier .... 47.00 By mall 6 months ... -- S2.25 Per week by carrier .... S .10 My mall 3 months -. SL25 Per year by mall 54.UO By mall 1 month .--.... 5 50 ODTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year. -.$6.00 81* months.... $3.23 Three months.. .51.75 ILL-ADVISED PAROLES J EDGAR HOOVER in his recent address before the · annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington put his fingers on a problem which should have special interest in Iowa at this time. We quote: "Often we find that the most dangerous convicts are made trusties to go and come as they please. We find scandal after scandal, counterfeiting outfits discovered in prisons, sex killings such as that recently unearthed in a mid-west state, the free passage of narcotics and liquor, the "selling of concessions within prison walls and buying, of easy tasks, the malfeasance or nonfeasance in office necessary to wholesale escaper. AH these things. a citizen looks upon as appalling and never once realizes that it is his own fault, his own problem, and bis own responsibility. "I place before you, therefore, the task of enlightening the thoughtless American upon the necessity for a re-birth of vigilance and the casting out of the lethargy which has brought this nation to^ a maximum of 1,500,000 serious crimes per year. I do' not mean misdemeanors. I mean crimes--murder, robbery, arson, aggravated assault and aggravated thefts, until one out of every 16 families is annually a victim of some major violation of the- law. "I, therefore, request that you, as the leaders in patriotic America, look upon this as one of your most vital tasks--to insist upon the wider use of fingerprinting, especially of those entrusted with the public welfare; to act as sentinels upon your merchants and see'that they do their duty with regard to racketeering; to pound ceaselessly at your newspapers that no infraction of apprehension or criminal procedure go unnoticed and to act as never-ceasing monitors upon your voters in the cleansing of the dirty body of politics. ' "Remember this--wherever there is scandal; wherever there are faulty vice .conditions; wherever there is poor enforcement of law'; wherever the criminals find an open gateway to freedom through the courtroom--in such places you will find the necessity for the most urgent and most ardent of your activities." ' What is pointed out here by the chief of the federal bureau of investigation calls to mind the fact that the young man who last week murdered Oran Pape, a state highway patrolman, was known to have criminal habits. His parole was not warranted by the known facts. Society was needlessly menaced by his criminality. Dillinger, Karpis and about every other notorious mobster of recent times have been beneficiaries of a penal system which gives lavish consideration to the criminal 'and scant consideration, or none at all, to the people who stand sorely in need o f protection. . . . . . BREAKING WITH THE PAST O NE OF the witnesses before the house committee handling the new surplus tax, designed to force distribution of dividends and prevent the accumulation of corporation earnings, told a familiar story to .the members. He is in the rayon business, having started after the war, on the proverbial shoestring. All he had was an idea and energy. All his capital was borrowed. In the intervening years he has built up a business that now employs 500 men. Four times in the last eight years improvements in the industry have forced him to scrap.his machinery and rebuild his plants. That gave employment to many others. In all this time his company has been making profit, but only 25 per cent has been paid out to stockholders. The rest has been used for building up the business in the way stated above. Closing his testimony, the manufacturer had this to say: "Under the new tax proposals apparently everything we have done in the past has been wrong. Should we have been prevented by tax legislation such as this from building up this business? "I can assure you neither I nor any one else could duplicate in the future what we have done in the past if the penalty tax on undistributed net earnings now proposed is enacted into law. "I ask you gentlemen in all fairness to study the facts in our case, which is typical of many others, and tell us whether you honestly feel I am an enemy of society for what I have done." That story is typical of American business. It can be repeated in Mason City and nearly every other town in the country. How has business pulled through the bad years just passed? On the surpluses made in the good years, of course. The stockholders never got that saved up money at all; it went to pay wages and meet obligations that could not have been handled had the profits been distributed as fast as they ·were made. A theory of taxation better designed to prevent the industrial progress of the country, and to prevent absorption of the millions of unemployed, could scarely be imagined. Mason City couldn't possibly have become the community it is if such a restrictive law had been on- the books in the past. By the same token, America's future will be definitely under foreclosure if such a tax system is made operative. MILO RENO'S MISSION M ILO RENO has left his imprint deep on the era in which he lived. From pulpit he turned to farm leadership, in which he was no less an evangelist. Mr. Reno didn't often achieve his objectives. But that didn't discourage him. Far more often than not, this newspaper disagreed with Mr. Reno in his specific policies and in his broader philosophy. There have been times when we resorted to the medium of caustic comment. But he always was able to defend himself. Milo Reno's mission in Iowa was similar to that performed by the elder La Follette in Wisconsin. He was the burr under the saddle of status quo or reaction. He refused to believe experience and precedent were the only guides in progress. He was willing to chart a new course. In fact that was what he preached most of the time. Not many will deny that the world has place tor euch a spirit. Largely the story of invention is the story of dissatisfaction with the accepted way of doing things. Mr. Reno carried this spirit over into the field of political science and economics. T OOK OUT V BELOW * 'Where has your scheme worked out successfully?" is a most excellent question to put to dreamers who come bearing plans to change the American form of government.. Bridge has been legally classified as gambling-even though the average player doesn't have a chance when money is involved. Fan dancers would be understood in. their complaint about being unable to make more than a bare living. The business of preventing war'has proved a money-maker for Geneva hotel-keepers these past fifteen years. Undoubtedly there's plenty of soft soap along with the dirt in the approaching campaign. Another thing the country needs is more eloquent isteners. Simile: Rare as a defender of our parole system. Life begins at 40 years--death at 40 miles. The PROS and CONS AN APPRAISAL OF THE LOWER HOUSE Two Rivers, Wis., Reporter: The lower house has established a precedent of surrendering its prerogative, and it is hardly open to question that much of its recent loss of prestige is due to this fact. Either congressmen are not, in our times, capable of wrestling with hard economic facts, or they are too lazy to cope with the hard work involved. Allowing the power of the purse to escape from their feeble hands, they have pretty largely lost their place in the American constitutional scheme. Just a big, unruly, irresponsible debating society! SPEND THE BONUS MONEY AT HOME! Waterloo U. C. T. Team Worker: We are informed that a movement is on foot to try and get those who receive" the soldiers bonus to spend it in their home town. We believe that this would be a good thing for all. ' If all the money paid out in bonus to the residents of Waterloo were spent in the city with Waterloo businessmen it could not help but be of great benefit. It will, of course, be of much more benefit to the ones receiving the money if it is spent in some way that would make a permanent investment for them. ·IT HASN'T°WORKED OUT Lake Mills Graphic: The government was going to help bring back prosperity with liquor, but it would seem that it has diverted a lot of money into an unnecessary channel--money that should rightfully be used for the necessities of life, necessities which the government now is providing with the taxpayers' money under the guise of relief. YOUTH HAS ITS PLACE · Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: In the past youth has made great contributions to the art of government; witness the case of Pitt, British prime minister at 21; and our own Hamilton, a power in his twenties. This is not to say, of course, that all-youngsters are Hamiltons and Pitts, but whatever they are they have an important place to fill. THEY HAD IT COMING Cedar Rapids Gazette: Regardless of the fact that it means a boost in local tax load, no reasonable person can begrudge the increase in salary granted to Cedar Rapids school teachers by the board of education Monday. From the viewpoint of the teachers the increase was small enough. BULL HAS KICK COMING Emmons Leader: Adolph Hitler, German dictator, Js much incensed over a Swiss pedigreed bull being given the name Hitler. Whether the bull is equally sore is not reported, but if he doesn't like it either, ,t might not be such a bad idea for the two to get together and fight it out. WHAT ABOUT REPLACEMENT Logan Observer: Now that you have your income tax paid, the first quarter of the year sale tax figured, and we hope your taxes owing Harrison county paid, it is pertinent to inquire how you like "replacement" taxes that do not replace any other taxes. ' THE DEFUNCT LEAGUE Keokuk Gate City: If one member of the league can successfully defy all the rest, then obviously the league is more of a liability th'an an asset, an incompetent and unreliable group of pledged protectors. REPUBLICANS WILL^EE TO' BLAME Humboldt Republican: If the democrats win Iowa the coming fall it will be because the republicans have been so engrossed with their own party fights that they have failed to keepa united front. THE TOWNSEND PLAN Manly Signal: The great increase in the cost of living that would fall on the consumers of the nation if any such plan were put into effect, would be ruinous to America. SPEAKING OF J^FRANKLJN Marshalltown Times-Republican: "We think Jay Franklin is off his base."--Des Moines Register. Yes, he was run down and thrown out between first and second. JOBS FOR M. D.'s Estherville News: After the medical fraternity has conquered the common cold it ought to go to work on that-dreadful disease--spring fever. POETS EVERYWHERE Dedicated to the Caose of Bringing the Joy and Inspiration ot Good Verse Into the Lives of Rant and File Imrans. By LOO MAJLLORY LUKE, Hampton B LISS CARMAN was born in Frederickton, N. B., in 1861. He was educated at the University of New Brunswick, University of Edinburgh and Harvard. Most of his creative years were spent in the United States, mainly in Boston and New Tork. He has been unofficially acclaimed poet laureate of Canada. Mr. Carman died in 1929. MOMENT MUSICALE The round moon hangs aboVe the rim Of silent and blue shadowed trees. And all the earth is vague and dim In its blue veil of mysteries. Of such a night one must believe The Golden Age returns again With lyric beauty, to retrieve The world from dreariness and pain. And down the wooded aisles, behold Where'dancers through dusk appear! Piping their rapture as of old, They bring immortal freedom near. A moment on the brink of night They tread their transport in the dew Behold, all things are made anew! And to the rhythm of their delight, --Reprint DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott COPYRIGHT. 1*36. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION I MM* Wlrl A MESSAGE- ON "THE-i-EFT oFtfilS S-TAMP i5 A .'fo-THE NA-TIONAL. i s LA-HIRE- PROBABLY -ifls ^REA-TEST $ALANC.lNq FEA-ToFALL -TiME WAS PERFORMED BY BLONDIM.WHO BLINDFOLDED, PUSHED A WHEELBARROW ACROSS NIAGARA, FALLS oJ. , A ROPE.m V 1859 OF rtE DAMSERQil5 ISLANDS IN -THE SOU-TH SEAS, SPEAR . By DIVIUCJ BENEATH "TrSE WAVES AFTER. iflE HtKJE MAN-EA'TER-S DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDEMNG, M. D. HOW VITAMIN Bl AFFECTS DIGESTION W E NOTICED yesterday the new discoveries which have drawn our attention to the influence of vitamin A on acuity of vision, and how it is possible to discover by testing eyesight in a darkened room the fact that" vitamin A is partially deficient in the diet. As we said, this opens up a new field of research on the vitamins, because up to the present the only diseases recorded as due to vitamin deficiency have been severe and comparatively rare. Mostly they are observed in animals on an experimental diet, in which it is possible to remove all of a certain vitamin from the diet. This naturally produces an easily recognizable condition. -The question arises whether or not minor grades of deficiency of the vitamins in the diet result in any recognizable syndromes. Along this line, and going down the alphabet in the vitamins, we find some researches that have been carried out on vitamin Bl on the tone of the large intestine, of an involuntary muscle, such as Ten Years Ago-LONDON--Premier Baldwin and J. H. Thomas, one of the labor leaders, are understood to have conferred at a late hour last night seeking a solution of the general strike crisis. G. R. Reed of Muscatine was in the city yesterday on a business mission, Mrs. L. A. Morey left today for a visit at the home of her mother in Jesup. Fred Steffen drove to Algona yesterday on business. Mr. and Mrs. George C. Talcott left today for Winfield where they will visit with relatives. Emil Koerber led Mason City's team into the dis- :rict track meet finals by cracking the state record for ;he 220 yard dash, racing it in :22.3. Koerber and Cecil iCallum of the Mohawk team both won their heats in the 100 yard dash with identical marks of :10.4. Koerber broke the record of :22.4 in 1912 by Hoyt of Greenfield. Dr. CJcndeninr By the "tone 1 _ .he intestine, is meant something that corresponds' very closely to elasticity in a rubber band. Whether the muscle is on the alert and ready to contract and move in response to stimulus is one of the primary conditions of health. Since the widespread use of the X-ray in studying digestive disorders, it has been noted that the incidence of atonicity, especially in the large intestine, is very high. Constitutional conditions, the debility accompanying and follojving diseased states and in convalescence, general sluggishness and run-down feelings, and neuroses, are all responsible for their share, of such conditions. The widespread habit of increasing the tone of the intestine, or attempting to, by the use of cathartics in the presence of any infection or constitutional condition, is an example of the primitive knowledge of this fact. By the use of the. X-ray it is possible to arrive at very accurate conclusions as to the tone of the intestine by measurements of its volume. An atonic colon will naturally dilate. It has been found on a diet deficient in vitamin Bl, the colon begins to become atonic after about two months. After atonicity of the colon has developed, vitamin Bl added to the diet of the animals promptly results in the disappearance of the aton- icity. These results have been confirmed in human beings also by X-ray studies. The findings may have some practical application, although most human diets are likely to contain vitamin Bl in good quantities. Under certain circumstances it is possible that deficiency will occur. . "In general," says Sherman, "it may be said that there need be no practical danger of shortage of vitamin B except where an unduly large number of calories needed in nutrition are taken in the form of artificially refined foods." Vitamin B is contained in milk, eggs, whole grain cereals, beans and yeast "The amount of yeast used in bread making," again according to Sherman, "is too small to have much influence on the vitamin B content of the bread. The milk used in bread making is likely to be more valuable." Thirty Years Ago-Percy Church of PostviUe is in the city for a visit with'friends and relatives. In the first baseball game of the season for the Toland business college, that team defeated a team from Clear Lake yesterday by a score of 17 to 3. Mr. and Mrs. Lang returned yesterday from a winter's sojourn on the Pacific coast. Mrs. Thomas Myers and her mother of Elkton, S. Dak., are in the city visiting. Mrs. Ada Florence Kennedy of Los Angeles, Cal, is in the city for a visit at the home of F. B. Florence on North Main street. Mrs. E. A. Frederick returned today to her home at Mora Springs after a week's visit in the city with relatives. TOMORROW MAY ^ By CLARIi KIKNAtBD Notable Births--Frank "Gary" Cooper, b. 1901, cinemactor Richard Walton Tully, b. 1877, dramatist--"The Bird of Paradise," etc ^Archibald MacLeisch, b. 1S93, poet Alfred E. W. Mason, b. 1867,. English novelist William Bainbridge, b. 1774 in Princeton, N. J., from which he ran away at 15 to become a sailor. Within four years he was commander of a sailing-ship, and he was only 22 when he became a captain in the navy and began scoring more victories over the British than any other naval commander in history Robert Browning, b. 1812 in a London suburb, gifted equally as artist, musician and writer, and as drinker Johannes Brahams, b. 1833, one of the three greatest composers. He was set to playing the piano before he could reach the pedals, so he could help his father pick up a few thalers an evening playing dance, tunes in Hamburg's red-light district, and when he was only 14 he began composing May 7, 1916--It was disclosed in London that the cost of the war to Britain had passed the $25,000,000 a day mark. By comparison it was costing Italy $4,600,000 a day; Serbia and Belgium, $3,000,000 a day between them--all of it advanced by the allies; Germany $16,000,000 a day; Austria-Hungary ?9,000,000 a day. EARLIER DAYS FB051 GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Twenty Years Ago-PARIS--The French have evacuated part of their trenches on the Verdun front west of the Meuse as the result of an unusually violent bombardment by heavy :erman guns. Mason City was defeated 1 to 0 at Austin yesterday by the University of Southern Minnesota, when the Austin baseball team scored in the ninth. NAMIQUA, Mexico--A full squadron of 230 men and the Eleventh cavalrv surprised and routed a much larger force of Villa bandits at Ole-Azules IT miles south of Cusihuirachic yesterday. There were no American casualties. Mrs. R. C. Plummer of Forest City visited here yesterday. Mrs. Sweigard of Garner spent yesterday in the city on business. An ordinance has been passed by the council, changing the names of certain streets in Mason City. ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASUS OBSERVING A LAWYER'S VIEW OF DEFENDING CRIMINALS am in receipt of a letter from a lawyer living in a nearby county seat. In it issue is taken with a recent contention on this page that "no lawyer should defend a criminal he believes is guilty." The logic presented in the letter is so interesting that I'm reproducing it here: "Every criminal has the legal right to the protection of the law. His rights include the right of a legal conviction. If guilty, even on his own confession, he has the right to ask that he be convicted in a legal manner. Anv lawyer has a right to ask and see that his client, whetlier guilty or not, is convicted by legal evidence that is competent and material as judged by the rules of law. "The trouble is that the defendant's attorney too often is willing to seek his client's acquittal through any means, honest or otherwise. Then there are some prosecutors, seeking to build a record of convictions, that will go to great lengths. "Just as long as the American people treat a criminal prosecution as a show, produced by the state, for their entertainment, so will attorneys tend to supply a demand. But remember the final word is with the jury, and no attorneys ever are on juries. "What would happen if doctors refused to treat patients who had violated natural laws? I never heard of any one advocating the refusal of medical attention for an outlaw wounded in the commission of a. crime. "At one time several years ago 'the drys' advocated the abolishment of jury trials for liauor offenders, and suggested trial before a judge only, but of course nothing came of it. "I agree with most of your article other than the sentence quoted above. There is far more reason to be concerned over the courts from the angle you mention than the one I am speaking of." --o--ANOTHER VERSION OF HEN AND EGG QUERY ·ma, wonder what is is about a flfjlSg motorcycle that makes its 'ss?'" rider want to emulate Sig Haugdahl. There's a study in this for the psychologists. Monday morning I watched a youngster weave in and around through traffic and shoot through the Pennsylvania avenue stop sign at State street. A few moments later I saw him over on the other side of the high school, still grandstanding. The incident reminded me of the many motorcyclists I've encountered on the highways who appeared to be itching for a race. Is it something about ·.a motorcycle that causes this? Or is it something about those who ride motorcycles ? IF YOU DON'T IIKE THIS LIST, ROLL YOUB OWN! have this list of the "ten ijjl* most worthwhile s c e n i c I!®*' spots in Iowa" from H. E. W of southeast of. Mason City, submitted, he explains, "just to give others something to shoot at. ' 1. Mississippi river dam at Keokuk. 2. Niagara cave on Iowa-Minnesota state line 20 miles northeast of Cresco. 3. Old Capitol, part of campus at University of Iowa. 4. Little Brown church n e a r Nashua. 5. Dobberstein grotto at West Bend. 6. Spirit Lake massacre monument, Arnold's Park. T. Old Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek county. 8. Decorah city park high above the picturesque Upper Iowa river, S. Mississippi river and Wtane- shiek Bottoms from Mt. Hospers, Lansing. 10. Iowa state c a p 1 1 o 1 and grounds at Des Moines. RUSHING FROM BUILDING DANGEROUS IN QUAKE jMgMk presume the counsel re- !|lg^ cently broadcast by the Uni*s' versity of Montana will be of greater value to westerners than to lowans. But we might some day have an earthquake. And in that case, it would be well to remember that you add to hazard by attempting to leave a building during the shake, especially if it be of brick construction. Most of the falling brick from solid brick " walls fall out, it is pointed out. In the brick veneer on frame construction, the veneer always falls out. A large number of people have been injured by rushing out of doors during .the quake in time to be struck down by the walls of the building they just left. A position in an opening in an interior partition .is to be preferred. There some protection is afforded from falling plaster.. Porches on frame houses are often poorly braced and are not safe. POSTOFFICE ALLEY IN NEED OF PAVING -m,^ can't think, of a piece of Sflg thoroughfare in -Mason City @*^* today that stands in · need of paving quite as sorely as/ that alley between Second and Third street northeast between the post- office and Lincoln school. In dry weather it's bad but in wet weather, it's nothing short of miserable. It would seem to me that somewhere, somehow some federal funds ought to be forthcoming for this particular improvement, since it: is so closely related to a federal service. Answers to Questions By FBEDEBIC J. HASKIN IS DISCOURAGEMENT A DISEASE? rrVHE LONGER I live--and there are times when I -I feel incredibly ancient--the more convinced I am that discouragement is a disease. Something like a headache or a cold or an affliction like a pain in the neck. I'm not sure that it comes from a germ; that is, the kind of germ that scientists grow in a culture and smear on a slide and peer through a microscope. But I do believe it's some kind of germ that is just as virulent as a physical germ and that multiplies enormously in the proper kind of culture--and can be killed by the proper treatment. Some men and women seem to be born with a natural, sturdy resistance to discouragement, while others seem born with a tendency to the blues. The naturally cheerful ones can be exposed to a host of misfortune and agony and grief without catching anything at all. They are not callous--in fact, they may be tenderly sympathetic toward the ills of their fellows^-but they are equipped with spiritual self-defense that is invulnerable But there are those others, poor devils, who catch every misery that creeps or flies or walks. Over-sensitive, highly imaginative, self-pitying, they are a fertile field for woe. This happens because they are self-centered. Everybody is that, to a certain extent, but they are abnormally so. Some human beings catch a cold whenever they sit in a draft of cold air; the miserable ones live in a continuous draft of worry, apprehension and timidity No wonder they get the blues. No wonder they find it so difficult to throw off those persisting attacks of discouragement. I guess I ought to know I'm a little that way myself. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase--Proverbs 13:11. PLEASE NOTE--A reader can set the answer to any question of fact by writliic the Mason City Globe-Gazette's Information Bureau. Frederic 3. Haskln, Director, WasblnsWt I. L '- Please send three (3) cents postage for reply. How much time does the motor n an electric refrigerator run? T. H. About S hours of 24. Where is Mount Monadnock? ,. H. A noted mountain of southwestern New Hampshire, situated about 10 miles southeast of Keene. Because of its isolated position and unusual form, it is one of the most mpressive mountains in New Eng- and. The peak is of granite with precipitous walls and rises to an elevation of 3,186 feet. What are Canada's main seaports? W. F. Principal seaports of Canada include Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Halifax, Saint John, Sydney and Quebec. How old is the United States bureau of mines? L. S. This branch of the department of the interior was established by an act of congress which became effective July 1, 1910. What proportion of employed engaged in agriculture? R. B. Less than one-fourth of the gainfully employed persons in this country are agricultural workers. How many race horses does Alfred Vajiderbilt have in his stable? G. S. He started the season of 1936 with 91 horses. He had 68 the previous year. Who was the first woman member of the British cabinet? H. R. Margaret Bonfield, chosen minister of labor in 1929. Has anyone flown to Europe and ack again? R. 51. Not attempted. Was Toyohiko Kagawa, preaching in this country, educated here? E. R. He studied at Princeton Theological seminary and then returned to his work in the slums of Kobe. How old is the king of the Belgians? W. R. Was 34 on Nev. 3, last. How many stamped letters did the Graf Zeppelin bring over on its first Europe-Pan America round trip flight? J. C. There were 14465 Graf Zeppelin covers carried from Germany to U. S. and 315 from Germany to South America, and 339 in Rio de Janeiro. What signs of civilization were exhibited by man in the Neolithic age? R. C. He knew something of agriculture, kept domestic animals, used boats and caught fish. How long has cribbage been played? P. A. Little is known of its history. It appears to be of English origin and formerly known as Noddy. It was mentioned under that name in an epilog by Sir John Harrington in 1616. The earliest description of the game is found in the Compleat lamster, 1674. Where is the largest herd of moose in U. S." P. W. On Isle Royale in Lake Superior, proposed Isle Royale national park. What year did Pittsburgh 'have a great fire? A. D. April 10, 1845--1,100 buildings were destroyed, with loss of $10,000,000. How high should a typewriter table be? S. K. Correct is 26 inches. Were Beeihoven's last years spent in want? B. M. In his last four years he lived in privation to bequeath more to a nephew to whom he was unusually devoted. How many violins did Stradivarius make? F. F. Some violin authorities believe from 2,000 to 3,000. Also, on good authority, there are now known to be in existence only about 450 of these and 150 of these are in this country- Were Marconi's parents Italian? C. F. The Inventor's father was Italian and his mother Irish. A Timely Offer The constitution booklet contains the exact text of three of the most important documents ever drawn in the history of the world; the Declaration of Independence, the articles of confederation, and the constitution of the United States. American citizens are more interested in their constitution than ever before. Questions concerning the constitution are increasing daily. ^The Globe-Gazette, therefore, in line with its effort to serve, offers to its readers this attractive helpful booklet. The price is 10 cents a copy. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet, "The Constitution of the United States." Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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