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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZF.TTR AN A. w. J,E|; bfLOW DAILY SCRAP BOOK WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1939 By Scott E YE maU " A » ri »· w ; c a " » »· »TM. at U-e po t Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3.1310? LEE P. LOOMIS - ' ---- . . Publisher Governor Wilson could have found no better raa, * u * ll bed person for the newly organised board of TM social ivplfaro than Vina ft D-I T. -»W-., ,, . LLOYD L. GEER - - ilEMHEB ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Prc-a ·i ex ^"f slv£| i' entitled to She Lie ror publication ol all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news publisaed Herein. FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE BV UNITED PBESS MEMBER, IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, ivlth Dea Moines cms and 1 business offices at 405 Shopi Buildaj. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Uke. Mason City and Clear Lake. by the year 510.00 by lhe week I ·'D OUTSIDE MASON CrX'I AND CLEAR LAKE · AND WITHIN 100 JULES OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier ... .s 7.00 By mail E months s 2.73 Per wetk by carrier...* .15 By mail 3 months ..s l.SO Per year by malt J 5.00 By mail 1 montU ... s jO OUISIDE 100 MILE ZONE [N IOWA AXD aiJ.YKESOTA Per year...$6.00 Six months S3.25 Three monthi.. .$17i IK ALL STATES OTBEB THAN IOWA AND allN.VESOTA Per yr...;3.00 6 months. .jj.51) 3 months. J2-50 1 month..31.00 A Government Responsibility XITHEN Mr. Roosevelt recently boasted that he "said a mouthful" he had just finished explaining that until business was ready to "guarantee" that no one would suffer, there could be no government economy. Which might cause the retort from a businessman that until the new deal ( is ready to guarantee that business will not suffer, there can be no such job recovery as the president demands. For business is suffering under new deal exactions. In 1929, the peak year of all business records, corporations of the United States paid 51,235,733,256 income tax. Last year, with higher tax rates, corporation income taxes were 5926,000,000. But in the meantime the government had laid upon business a payroll tax that added SI,193,175,000 to business burdens. And that did not include employe contributions. Add the two last figures together and \ve have a total tax of 82,124,175,000 paid in a year of admittedly poor business. It was nearly twice the tax paid during the peak year of 1929. Money paid in taxes can't be paid in wages If business is paying government twice as much in a bad year as in the best year of its history, the effect upon employment and payrolls is not a matter of guess work. The proof of the pudding lies in the mounting number of failures of small corporations. The new deal is killing the goose that laid the golden eggs, and is also killing off with burdensome taxes, the opportunities for decreasing unemployment, improving employment and enlarging payrolls. ' There may be some relief--not much but some --m the treasury's final agreement to forego the increase in social security taxation that was scheduled to go into effect at the end of this year If matters are not to be improved, at least they are to get no worse. And there seems to be an" idea abroad in congress that hereafter the absurd "social security reserve" is to be abandoned, and payments placed on a pay as you go basis. If the savings involved can be passed on, it is estimated payroll taxes could be reduced two-thirds or more aut it remains to be seen.whether the government ·will pass that saving back to business, to TM"d for payrolls and profils, or whether it will simply SWallOW it UD t'"' *-"'~ ---:*i- - . ^ J th J £ M t ' 1S busmess a "d not government that should be ,n the position of demanding a guarantee" of future good behavior, as the price « concessions. It is chiefly if not altogether the fault of government that business is unable to provide payrolls and Sobs, for it is government Mat has devoured the money. But Don't Expect Too Much QN THE principle that everybody should have v and know that he has, a part to play and a part to pay m the process of I weU that government employes should be subjected to the same income taxes that affect others in the same income bracket. It would be a mistake however, to assume that doing this is going to bring about any appreciable shifting of the present burden of taxation. There is a good bit of parallel between tax exemption in this field and the tax exemption on ' government securities that h as prevailed down through the years. By offering SU ch exempt on it w,as possible for the government to obtain money at a lesser interest rale than otherwise would na\?tt rinon ''"QTjirpH TS'rnrv* ·* "Mil* he cloth was just as broad as it was The question was: More tax income or more interest outgo? ^ Over the swing of years unquestionably gov- ?. , , income tax But eventual* lhe matter pretty much level itself oCf. This is in no sense an argument against either an elimination of lax exemption for gove rm, en t securities or against extending the income "ax to government employes. Both will have a tendency to make those who spend government money a bit more conscious of the painful process^ by which the government's money is raised. We ^re mere* ^", e *l gainst an assu TMP«em on the pTM t of anybody that this income tax extension wm C0 n sbtute even an approach to the millenium * ·- ·-* No Grief for Mochado was no mourning i n Cuba when death o r?° h Ge K ard ° MaChad °' the Dictator-president of Cuba who was overthrown in 1933, MachVdo ganse oar o social welfare than King R. Palmer of West Union His service will reflect credit on both the governor ana his party. * v i The swing music era of American history--now on its way out, according to the authorities-- hasn t given our country much for which it could hold up its head and throw back its shoulders. a K c Any law which prohibits a company from an tut« ? dver » tj fT nt of goods or s "' vi " s c °nsTM tules a threat to the constitution guaranteed right of free speech and a free press. * , * Adherence to the new deal has become more important than knowledge of the law scTfaVTa IN -ft E. zoo, v MONKEYS/ Since Machado fled Cuba there lias bee,, a measure of peace and progress in the island never in CubfhrT' T ^ an " Ual Spdn * '·» ° in Cuba has been absent from newspaper front pages since Machado was forced to leave The cou ^ Since his escape from Cuba Machado has been an exile who has always hovered hopefully near havan,. Time and again he has turned up -t Aass SU or ln Santo Domj hopcC «,,,,,", followers might bring him bad;. Last v ear he i- regime ^ia- ter off than under the .M chacfo was a personification of Cuba's IBM loo- years as a trouble-making neighbor. ' ,? v » Although the nazis and the communists are currently calling each other names, meTfunda- mental philosophies are about as like as two peas in a pod. £ o« e stage, the actors will be free to go back to their old standby-- prohibition. t * « If driving an automobile into the path of a train ?«? «,? P t n Crossm 8 isn 'l- a £°rm of murder, we've lost oui- powers of description. PROS and CONS Some Interesting Viewpoint* Gleaned From Our Exchanges Let's Try lou-a City rangements for the site of the tournament to be Hat can Iowa , Cit y. «*« there is a fieldhouse ° S , Cr by far than a "y ° he '' struc- lo ac "°mmodating the large 8 Etate fin "* the TM* d Miller Ltd With His Chin stalled in office, began replacing a highly trained non-partisan organization into a polilical machine Battin? High at State House-Allison Tribune: Further recognition was given fu"e L7wel\- S ^"J^ve in the Iowa legislate last week when he was named on the power- £L iJ ?*5 S £ Ung committ{ *- There's no getting \ £ .'t-- Henry Burma's batting 100 per cent at the state house this, session. Senator EHhon's Proposal Osage Press: Senator Elthon has introdiirprf an mteresting bill in the Iow a senate! bu i? very likely has little chance of ever getting out of thp silting committee. He would' hive the state takl over the beer-distributing business and use the profits for secondary roads. -Against Local Option cnnr^MnT 0 Courier;uT "e present system of liquor contiol in Iowa may have its defects. At the same time, we don't want the saloon or anything re- raSenibUn « t back again ' And we don't Alcohoi Blend Isn't for Iowa 4I one The Larger Problem Remains No Place for America Atl M m ' XCS In a " alrS at TM SS lhe timer, Oh Elmer.' Who's Seen Elmer? not Iasl when F A Swift Kick for Old Man Influenra Short-Lived Drive D Minnesota's Xew Polilical Triumvirate And «-e call Them Dumb Animals Poets Everywhere By Lou Mallory Luke of Hampton ·DAYMOND KRESENSKY of Algona is well 1 KNOW A VALLEY I knew- a valley V\ here the crab trees Blossom out early i n an April breeze. T know a valley \Vhere the world is wrought O the delicate pink Of a blossoming thought. --Reprint ANU BEARS LIKE. 10 HAVE. PEOPLEWATcU , WHILE! , TIMERS AND LEOPARDS PRESENCE OF VISVfORS -TRA.IM P R I N C I P L E WAS in YEN-TED m ay SAMUEL. REMEMBER? From Globe-Goxene Filei THIRTY YEARS AGO-The regular quarterly meeting of the Conere- «f«? n al church will be held on Thursday of thiis week. At that time the matter of the revision of a creed and some other rules of the church will pe taken up and disposed by adoption or rejection. J GOOD HEALTH By Logon Clendening, M. D. CHANGES IN MEDICAL HISTORY pROM the anecdotes in the many books of doc- = H T f ' rne y s Markley, McDermott and TelforcJ and Reporter Elliott were in the citv over Sunday from Northwood where they were the past week trying a criminal case i,- V ,', M «"tt, who has been visiting at the Woodruff and Sundell homes, has returned lo -tioone. at ^' ^ I tr th n 1Sl who . has bee " occupying rooms at the T. H. Conner home, has rented-the residence vacated by J. F. Shaible and is moving his household goods tonay. TWENTY YEARS AGO-- Lieut Lauritz Haugen of Northwood, Iowa son of Congressman G. N. Haugen, visited Mason r,-* * *· ii -i. ------- ·'» -- ----ing m nit nui u i w e ^ m i ji pai of the city. In landing he claims the distinction of landing the first airplane in JIason City under its own power. wnJ rs ' W ' C ' Younl er and two sons Francis and William all leave today for Cedar Rapids for an over Sunday visit with Mrs. Younker's parents who reside at that place Mr and Mrs. C. P. Walker left Thursdav for week "' 3nd COlfaX ' They wi " be 8°" ne ^ TEN YEARS AGO-- ' =n^ H ^ h H ' Shepard was '" °es Moines Thursday attending a meeting of the officers of the JeX- . a , ssocialio n. where plans and fu- -heduled iiving'men"" ""^ cu place within the memory"of dise^n2°h toi i l S ld ^ ot Ws '"collection of the cuscussipn he had with a colleague about installing a telephone. "I don't intend tS put one in Why your patients can get hold of you any time of the day or night and get any kind of consultation free! It .will be terrible--thev will make your life hideousf" No prophecy was ever more meticulously fulfilled. Dr. Lewis Gregory Cole, now dean of the x-ray specialists in New York, tells in a lecture before the academy of medicine of his first acquaintance with the instrument that was fo bring him fame. He was--as who wouldn't be? --very skeptical of the re- Dr Clendeninsr ports he had h? ard of this new n,, - ,,- r a 5'that penetrated human flesh. r- n . · u ng ., second year in medical school Dr L o l e s brother-in-law pushed the Times across' the breakfast table to him, saying "lew, what K° y £" *'" «*? S °TM (".a" In Germany Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Stoddard, 324 Second street southeast, returned Wednesday from a six weeks' mobile" ' Fla ' ThG trip Was made by auto- nnn"^""" f 01 '. j TM nedia 'e construction of a S250- 000 manufacturing and distribution plant were an- P?pff C R TJmrsday by K. L. Stolte, manager of the Pfaff Baking company. It will contain the most modern equipment known to the industry and w i u rank as one 01 thc finest establishments of its Mna m the middle west. MAIL BAG Interesting Letters Up to 250 Words Are Welcome TRIBUTE TO THE G. A. R. - In l - h£ ed «°'- ial - commemorat- twentieth anniversary of the American m e r c a n Legion was the statement that this orgaS Za! on L VT 11 ?? 1 sen ' lec me "' s "'-ganization of all time. As April 6 ,., the seventy-seventh anniversa^-v ' B ° yS '" BIuc of ' 61 had not w °n their e o, yo fi i a i gn;^ hl t a ^ ou!d not have had I believe that the record of the G. A. R. during the reconstruction period will compare with thl wvt i ?ear5 service of *« American Legion While their organization voted not to enter partisan politics, as the ballot is the individual right of Sn«ln°t« AT ^ 5 hC l - £ P ublican Presidents from Lmco n to McKmley were members of the G. A R n f TM £ ? -° f n ' kc seems to be the difference of opinion ot veterans' organizations. The V. F. W. sets their standard bv active tm'^TJv^-.iS^ did not dividc their TM«k° thus. They spy ihat war service is not the choice «n ' md , lvidua! s ? ldicr - " Y °« so where you are sen . m tlie army." They set their standard on d«ftrH ne Th- ° T' 0 ' M ' hether a volunteer or diafted This makes the Spanish-American veterans -tops as in 1898 we had an all volunteer j , But T b^eve this standard is controlled by con- e^tor S 'w e p an . n °H q i\ leStion the wimngnea oMhe coitoi. \\. Earl Hall, past state commander, to g.\ e service to make his community a better and safer place to live. He has tlie support of a l l na notie order,. I am sure . , hope n*^TM ^^ tion.s ,-ic as proud of their heritage of the ,,,,= jmrt d a u g hlo, of ,h. Civil w n r vctoraj » roO of dle " - \ERO.VA \V1NCHF.U, i : i I T O K .-. SOTi:-- T h f T f i^^ no i .. . r ' Col .?'. after reading the article, said, "Why s nothing to it! Only the other day one of my professors at the college told us that any an- to betake " 6 X ° lh£ newspa P ers was like 'y . Lake the rest of the world, he laughed at the newspaper cartoon depicting the bones of a love- skeleton ° n ^ b ° ny ' ap of her escovt ' s Wr SeVe » aI , years Iatei "' when he was interne at Roosevelt hospital, Dr. Cole was treating fractures. He had a particularly difficult compound fracture of the bones of the lower leg which he treated, obtaining good healing in apparently perfect position. While he was showing the good result the apothecary of the hospital su-^ted hat they had installed a new x-ray machTne at the Hudson street hospital, the only one in New war WaS thC y3r Ot ' he S P anisn A »'"-'ricaii Dr. Cole look the patient to the hospital. Entering the basement, avoiding steam pipes overhead and electric wires all around, they finallv found the x-ray machine set up above the engineers work bench. They had to wait until dark to develop the plate because they had no dark room. *h T he " f l 1 ^ PJ m vvas devel °ped. he got the shock of his life. The ends of the fractured bones were m good position, but the bones were bowed back until they formed a semi-circle His perfect" result was not perfect at all. but at least was as good as other surgeons were getting i h u s by bitter experience was Dr. Cole converted to a belief in the method to which he contributed so much. As Dr. George Johnson, of Pittsburgh, .--a.d. the x-ray was saved for She world by jamlor*. elevator bovj. electrician* apothecaries, photographers and steam fitters. "' QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS D. H. M.: "I have heard that cocoa is bad for milt T rt -» , m a k e il ofte " as il is a cnajl ee from milk. Is it true that it hurts the heartr 1 Answer: No, on the contrary, for people of middle age it is good for the heart. EDITOR'S NOTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr Llendemng can now be obtained by sending 10 cents m coin for each, and a self-addressed envelope stamped with a three-cent stamp, to Dr. i-ogan Clendening. in care of this paper. The pamphlets are: "Three Weeks' Reducing Diet " Indigesfion and Constipation." "Reducins and gaming. "Infant Feeding." "Instructions for. tile ,^f atment ot Diabetes.' 1 "Feminine Hvgicne" and The Care of the Hair and Skin." MEADOW MELODIES By Roy Murray of Buffalo Center SPORTSMANSHIP? l n e r I.r. mp t c « Among the i cod* the wilri ducks light To ease their wings from weary fliglit And as Hie3- do. some big. brave man Kills ]ust as many as he can. Ah. what a noble sportsman, he Who murders thus so ruthlessly How gallantly he stills the quack Of Uicse poor birds who can't shoot back, Give Him the Limit! ,, count it among America's i choicest blessings t h a t down thrown the years her courts have been completely above suspicion. This is probably why the current spectacle of a U. S. circuit court of appeals judge before the bar of a criminal court on a charge of having accepted money in payment for decisions in his court is so revolting. Three indictments have been returned against Judge Martin T. Manton, once a presiding judge in the United States circuit court of , appeals, the highest appellate court in this nation save the supreme court. Strong evidence supports the claim that Judge Manton accepted bribes. Another New York attorney, now disbarred, John L. Lotsch, who served as a master iri chancery in a patent suit declares he paid $5,000 in cash to Judge Manton in 1938 for the confirmation of his report in a patent case. As a mastery in chancery Lotsch was also, according to his own confession, bribed for his decision in that suit. Other indictments against Judge Manton place bribes he accepted as high as 550,000. If convicted, Judge Martin Manton should be given a severe sentence. Our courts must remain clean if this government is to last Corruption in any branch of the government is a danger to its safety, and a menace to the rights of the people. Corruption in the courts means that blind justice is no longer accorded in this country, but that gold in thc scales is influencing judges rather than the evidence in legal actions. Physician's Oath am sure that this "phy- ^sician's oath" by Hippocrates, ancient Greek has been enormously valuable as compass and. beacon for the medical profession down through the years: "I swear by Apollo PhysiciaTi, by Ascelpius, by Health, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture. To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents: to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is m need of money to share mine with him- to consider his family as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it. without fee or indenture. I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment but never with a view to injury and wrong doing. I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art In. whatsoever houses 1 enter i OBSERVING will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong doing and harm. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the couise of my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such tilings to be holy secrets. Now if I carry out this oath, and break it not, may I gain forever reputation among all men for my life and for my art; but if I transgress it and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me." Sabbath Violation : am in receipt of a rather vigorously worded complaint against somebody who violated the spirit of the Sabbath by painting his house. The act was aggravated by the fact that it was Palm Sunday, "I think," this correspondent says, that almost every one will agree that there are six other days in the week in which to paint a house." If I were a neighbor I think the only thing that would annoy me more than painting a house on bunday would be not painting it at Two Suggestions ; have two traffic regulation suggestions to pass along to the city authorities. The one which reaches me most often is that the lights on Federal avenue be turned so that a motorist proceeding at a reasonable speed ' --Is miles an hour, for example- will not have to stop the entire ength of the street. The other is that the intersection by the Hanion! hotel be given a traffic; ugm. One woman informs me that she goes out of her way to avoid this intersection. "Life's too short to try dodging into or through Federal avenue traffic at that corner," she sighed. To ALL WHO'VE HAD A PART IN BRINGING GIRL SCOUTING TO MASON CITY. Membership has been more than doubled in the past two years. There are now 15 scouting units with 370 girls participating--3 new troops and 4 Brownie packs (for younger girls) having been formed in 1938. And it's all been accomplished at an amazingly small investment so far as the community is concerned It has been Mason. City's good fortune to have ,as, active director ot this program one so able and energetic as Mrs. Carl Fick. ANSWERS to QUESTIONS By Frederic J. Haskin Ihren ta . s BosU»t tot reply. When did Ohio vote on the repeal of the eighteenth amendment? W. W. On Dec. 5, 1933. Is Mussolini religious? M, G. The duce is the only inudern dictator who has come to terms with religion. In 1929 the Lateran treaty adjusted the relations of church and state in Italy. Shortly thereafter Mussolini and the pope strong characters both, clashed over the education of fascist youth; in 1932 tlie duce went lo the Vatican, knelt in prayer, and it is believed, took holy communion. He was an avowed atheist like his father, in youth: latterly he has become very religious. He Prays daily. His wedding gift to Edda wai a golden rosary: hi youngest child. Anna Maria. w;is his first to be given a religious name. What hospital has for its motto "N'onc may enler who ran nay -- none can pay who enter?" V,: H. This is the principle which lias been practiced at the National Jewish hospital in New York City since its founding in 1899. Hou- much water a person is used in the U. S.? II. F, It is estimated that the U. S uses 120 gallons of water a day per capita. When was the first thoroughbred Iiorse brought lo the U. S from England? T. J. So far as is known, thc first truly thoroughbred horse ever brought over from England was Bull (or Bulle) Rock, a son of the Darley Arabian and a mare by the Byerly Turk, foaled in 1718 and imported into Virginia about 1730 What is the source of the line, ·Mali's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn?" s E A poem by Robert Burns, "Man Was Made to Mourn." Docs a new senator receive a large amount of mail? L. H. In the month since he took office. Senator Robert Taft has averaged 400-500 letters a day Recently in one day. he had 25.000 letters and telegrams. What states have veterans' preference in Civil Service examinations? G. MoD. All states. When was the original screen Production of "Ben Hur" made? I" 1907. Was there a famous castle called "The Mouse?'' R. J. The castle of Thurnberg or "The Mouse," on the right bank of tlie Rhine near St. Goarshausen. w;is built in 136S by the ArchbHiop von falkenstcin. ·The Mouse" by Kutzcncinbogcn. ''The C'itt ' stooci What is thc cravat? W. H. Cravat is the name eh on bv- the trench in the reign of Louis" XIV to the scarf worn by the Croatian soldiers enlisted in the royal Croatian regiment (Fjr. cravate a corruption of "Croat"). Made of linen or muslin with broad edges of lace, it became fashionable, and the name was applied both in tngland and Prance to various forms of neckerchief, from the loosely tied lace cravat with Ion* flowing ends, called a "Steinkirk" after thc battle of 1632, to the elaborately folded and lightly s arched linen or cambric neck- cloth worn in the late eighteenth and early ninteenth centuries. On which of Mark Twain's books did he work 14 years? R F "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc." I n ' w h a t states is Perique tobacco ffrown? A. J. Pcrique tobacco is grown "only m St. James parish. La. I)o many high schools print Ilictr own school ncwsnapers? T. Some 57 per cent of the nation .s senior high schools and S3 6 per cent of the junior high schools report printing their own paper in the school shop. Who Is the- patron workingmen? J. J. St. Joseph. R E A D YOUR PAPER W I T H A MAP If you want to understand the rtaily dispatches in ihc Globe-Gazelle send for your copy of thh hanay m«p of the entire wo-lrt" Sce just where Hitler ' ' ' - ' , l divisious, areas and populations by continents and coun- tnes principal cities, military es- ablishments. It includes exhaustive data on foreign trade, agricultural and mineral production, mei chant marine, monetary systems, statistics on religions, waterpower resources. It is a condensed atlas of the entire world. It is 18 by 28 inches in size, and is printed in five colors. It is worth a dollar, but you can get it for just one cHme to cover cost and hati- a ling. --USE TIlIS COUPON'-- The Globe-Gazette, Information Bureau n-ederic J. Raskin, Director, Washington, D. C. T inclose herewith 10 cen-ts hi coin (carefully wrapped in ps . ' P J ' ° n h e It was n a m e d i h p or. mils f whose o ;i s I I c oppuMto. origin of the Name Street or Rm-al Route · · · · - · · * - . . . . . . . . « . . . ^ State rfr ^ -v. .(Mall to Washington, D. C$

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