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| r i! MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. IBE.NEWSPAPER ' · i- Issued Every Week Day by the ' " 'MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East Siato Street , Ttlepjiouo No. SCO .·LEE P. LOOMIS - - - - - Publisher W, EARL HALL - - : - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - - City Editor LLOYQ L. GEER - - ' Advertising Manager Entered as second-class matter April 17,.1330, at the pos olfice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 187 MEMBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively en titled to the use for publication o£ all news dispatches credile news. · * · · Full leased wire service by United Press. JUEMBEK, IOWA DAILY PHESS ASSOCIATION, wllh D Moines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building;. SUBSCRIPTION HATES OUTSIDE JIASON CITY AND CLEAR. L A K E AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF MASON CITY Mason City and Cleav I_aHc. Mason City anO Clear La by (ha j-ear ........37.00 by the week ........S. OUTSIDE 300 MILE ZONE IX IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per year by carrier ..,57.00 By mail 6 months ....52. Per week by carrier .. .S .IS B.vtnail 3 monllls ....$1.5 Per year by mail .'....55.00 By mail 1 month ....S.5 IN ALL STATES OTUEB THAN I01VA AND MINNESOTA Per j-ri.S8.00-B months...$4,50 a months. .$2.50 1 Repeal Marches On! rnHE soh'd south is no longer solid on the drj ·*· question. The state of Alabama has no\ swept away its "bone · dry" statute of 22 years standing and joineij. the 42 other stales of the un ion which have aligned themselves with lega liquor. ' . ' · . . ' · · " . : ' · . . . · . · ' · Only five states now frown on liquor: Georgia Mississippi, Tennessee, Kansas and Oklahoma. O or about April 1, Alabama will join the wet parad as a result of another repeal referendum. For Ala bama it was the. third election on the liquor ques tion in the past four years. Even though Alabama ratified {he repe= amendment by 30,000 votes in July,' 1933, liquo -ales were defeated by a small margin in the stat at large later despite favorable majorities in Mo bile, Birmingham and Montgomery. 1 With Alabam in the liquor line-up, prohibition as an institutioi has been pushed further Into the background.' Another development as the result of repea .will also take place April 1,'when the first govern ment-subsidized rum will issue from the Virgin is lands. While the federal alcohol administration and Washington generally are not participating officially, the Virgin islands, are preparing for a monster "prohibition emancipation festival" Api-i ·1. Then the first shipload o£ government-made rum will leave the quays at St. Croix. It is the first "government-house rum" to leave the Virgin islands since 1517. . - . M'hen the United States acquired the Virgin islands ·from Denmark for a sum of.25 million dollars native industry'was principally distilling tropical rum arid bay rum. They had been the chief exports of the. islands for 200 years. Prohibition promptly changed this conditipn. Distillery machinery went to rust and ruin. The jungle reclaimed the cane fields, and private capital soon quit the islands. When President Hoover gingerly .set'foot on the Virgin islands during his ' administration he was quick to proclaim them "a potential''poor- house." But repeal altered this situation. Now it is claimed that there is no unemployment among the 15,000 brown-skinned Virgin islanders at St Croi\-. The Virgin Islands corporation, of which Secretary Icltes is' nominal chairman, is making ^rum for. American..consumption. . .From a · prohihi- b ° n ,P,porhbuse:'.the 'Virgin;-·islands have "attained prosperity--a prosperity based on creating the wherewithal for many an'American headache. Freedom t Will Return p AGE ANTRY nigh akin'to the days o£ the Caesars marked the recently completed tour of Premier Mussolini through Libya in Africa. Mussolini with the crown of myrtle leaves is trying to re- pioduce the pictures of Julius or an Augustus Caesar returning from a foreign triumph. ' It is a different populace that is greeting dic- tatois today than shouted acclaim to them in the time of.Octavius. There may be temporary applause to appease the vanity of present day dictators. The rank, and file of the people, however, see in these pageants a serious warning of a recession from liberty. · · · · . - . · . · The mailed fist may for a time control. William Cullen Bryant expressed a sentiment which wil again return to nations and occasion a demand foi government by the people instead of the rule o an over-lord. . i . These words of the poet are as forceful today as they were when written: ' ^ "Truth crushed to earth shall rise again; "The eternal years of God arc hei's; ^But Error, wounded, writhes with pain, ' And dies among his Worshipers." In time the psople of the countries now ruled over by absolutists will demand the.restoration of their liberties. Freedom will not perish from the Good Friday's Meaning QpOD FRIDAY is being observed in Mason City ^ in a manner that befits the importance of the occasion. The hours of Christ's suffering upon the cross are being suitably commemorated in Ihe va nous churches. The wide acceptance here of the opportunity for reflection upon the deeper meaning o£ the crucifixation and its effect upon civilizatioi through the Christian r religion foundea upon Christ' sacrifice is inspiring and commendable. \Chrislianity is still the light that leads the woiId toward, betterment. For 2,000 yeai-s the teachings of Jesus, the Nazarene, have been ah influence: for the world's improvement. The suffering-of Christ that a world might be redeemed teaches the lesson of-self-sacrifice; all real improvement in world conditions has come from the application o£ this lesson. The crown of -thorns was worn for us as truly as for the generation which knew Christ upon th earth. Conflicting Reports. fpHE nation is now being told by advocates of the ·"· Townsend plan that a trial of the system in miniature at Chelan, Wash., has been a rip-roaring success. In contrast with this claim is the statement made by Foster L. McGovern, manager of the state development department of ihe Seattle Chamber of Commerce, in response to a query sent to him by an interested Mason Cityan: ''The plan was tried out at Chelan, but it was a failure. This was due to several causes, according to the proponents of, the plan, one being that curio seekers took considerable ot the money out of circulation." Under the circumstances, therefore, it might not be a bad idea to Wait Until. the last precincfs arc heard from before arriving at a final appraisal o£ the success or failure of ihe Chelan experiment. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 26 · 1937 Iowa's legislature had better get busy and into law what has been ruled unconstitutional as commission regulations i£ this state is going to advance i n conservation. ' , . . - . . Just a coincidence no doubt that the first picture featuring Dave Rubinofi since he linishec carrying the message to Garcia should be titled "Last Year's Kisses." . ' . ' . Now, it seems ; to us, would be an excellent time for the president to be in Washington doing something about, the rapidly developing crisis along the industrial front. , . Among the things we have not yet heard suggested about sit down striking is'that the activity increases the prestige of labor. Let's have farm to market.roads--lots of them But let's build them on a sound financial foundation. 'It's been years since we've hfeard a eulogy to hard labor from highest places in America. Suppose it was the conservatives who were trying to pack the supreme court? PROS and CONS A SURE WAY TO GO BHOKE L. H. Henry in Charles City Press: The Davenport Tri-City Star which,for two years has covered those three cities with a livery and most interesting daily .worthy of any city in the state, has finally surrendered to financial difficulties and given UD thJ! ghost. · i . . ' I t is not an easy matter for any newspaper enterprise to absorb the vitality of any community against old-established newspapers and after they have become deeply rooted in the soil and in the familiarity of.the households and in the affections of the family circle. Individuals may think they have a grievance and may convince outsiders tha the old time publisher is unpopular and is of easy removal, but when the test comes the number of disaffected subscribers become small and then smaller and in the end the old timer stands solidly as a permanent institution and the new institution goes the way of all flesh. ·' We have seen a number of similar cases involving bright fellows and we recall a suicide in a nearby city years ago over a failing enterprise, and to those who may be ·'thinking of branching out and trying their luck against an old time publisher, we ·vould say "don't" and save your money..It is taken :or granted that most newspapermen are uupopu- ar but there is some good_ in ,the worst of them. LIFE IN THE SMALL TOWN Rake Register: Life in the big city has attractions hat the smaller towns do not furnish, but probably he disadvantages of Hvlng'in a city more than off- et them--at least in the opinion of those who have wed where. they know almost everyone they see t is easy to be lonely in the city, although you are urrounded by humanity. . But here you are sur- ounded by friends instead of simply people. You an depend on them in time of need. They will dvise you and help you. There is little if any dan- er from robbers, kidnapers and other criminals, here are no huge theaters, but'neither are there ny §2.20 seats. You can't buy a six course dinner ut. you need pay only a quarter to halt a dollar or a substantial, meal. There is no metropolitan ewspaper sold by a newsboy screaming its head- nes.^but the paper you read tells about people hat you know, and:love. Yes,r^the-small town has' many advantages city people don't even know about. safe TEACHING SAFETY IN SCHOOLS Hannibal, Mo., 'Courier-Post: Courses in ^ = notorcar driving and safety on the highways are eing taught in an increasing number of high chools over the country. This week' the Jop'lin rlobe announced that such instruction was being iven students in that city. "Sate Driving and Ac- ident Prevention" is being used by the high school along, wilh other books in an effort to teach the aoys and girls lessons of safety. That this is a definite forward step in safety education is apparent, and its importance cannot be minimized. High school students are'beginning to drive motor cars and are reached at an age when they should be impressed with the vital importance of safety. It should have a highly helpful effect for the future. , ,. .. . should be such courses, or at least some definite instruction along these lines in every school system in the country. . M O R E THAN FOUR ESSENTIALS Webster City Freeman-Journal: "The Eye Observing column of the Mason City Globe-Gazette says there are really only four essential tilings that people need -and lists, a job, a hobby, friends and a church. Check over the list and if you lack any one of their, go out and get it."--Clarion Monitor. There are many oilier very essential things that the people need--homes, schools, health, truth wisdom good sense, honesty, etc., etc. Columns could be filled giving a list of the needs of the peopl to insure happiness and contentment. A TIME FOR'FRANKNESS Lakota .Record: Let the president use the constitutional power that he has before he' asks -for power that is not needed. He should, at least tell us what reform he proposes to inaugurate with this power, if given him, before he is allowed to direct the course of the judiciary bandwagon. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN SO Dubuquc Telegraph: Just as sure as the qiies- lon of fireworks comes up in a legislative body there .arises a champion of a bygone day to twit thi newer generation for its sissy characteristics DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott CHIMED i1l$ By OF -HARRIS OR YA.CA.NC.IE5 CAVE -HlM -TttE PUT$ WOODED IM-THE. HOLES-To KEEP QPEM -- -rilE, HOLE£ AU$0 PIPES , MA-fcrtE5 AND -TRINKET? 'MAlI- COPYRJCHJ^ i937.. P.£Kc,tt OF i N pi A, ci.i M B$ -TREE? t|ol.PJM5 OK -to -frlE BARK Y/ifrl-Trl. AHP UP By ON lf$ VE-N-lELAl-- DIET and HEALTH B y . LOG AN 1 QLENDEXING, 51. D. ·EDITOR'S MAIL BAG A PLEA FOR CLEAN LICENSE PLATES v MASON CITY -- Tuesday night about 7:30 o clock my wife and myself were crossing Federal avenue, at State street with traffic signal in our lavor. We were more than half way across the road when a car came towards us at a fast rate of speed from Slate street and turned south on Federal avenue. The irresponsible driver turned so sharp on account of speed that he was on the wrong side of the road, and only the quick and lortunate decision lor us to j u m p forward instead of backward avoided what might have been a fatal As this car passed I tried to read the license number but was unable'to do so because it was so dirty that it was impossible to read it If I lad been able to read this license number I would have exercised my privileges as a citizen and vould have filed charges of incompetent and'reek- ess driving against this driver. This incident forces upon me the necessity of a Jaw to compel automobile owners to keep their license plates clean and legible at all times. Any responsible driver would not be ashamed o display clean and legible license plates.. The best nend of reckless and hit and run drivers^ are dirty nd unreadable license plates, and drivers who use nem should be punished as much or more than if hey had no license plates at all. In the interests of safety and justice it is im- crative that license plates be kept clean. Yours truly, ' ALBERT E. BOWER. " IMPORTANT TREATMENT ADVANCE A LETTER, from a middle-aged woman says she ·** lives in a country district and cannot obtain he best medical advice, and wants to know whether there is. any hope for varicose veins, which she ;ays are causing her agony. It always is a pleasure to be able to answer icople in distress with assurance of hope and re- ief. It certainly can be done in the present Instance. The modern treatment of varicose veins by injections has been very successful, and besides requires a minimum of confinement or time off from work. It is comparatively simple and easy for a trained physician to do it, and I doubt if there is any country district'at the present time in America where there is not at least one physician who has had experience in this modern treatment. --.«--H_--, Varicose veins may occur any- Qr. CJ«u).nin t ' where, but are most likely to oc- * cur in the legs. They are tor- uous and enlarged veins, made this way because he veins which keep the column of. blood mov- ng upwards to the heart, have broken down. This allows a long stagnant column of blood to accumulate. . | Besides being unsightly, the leg is heavy and feels stiff and congested, as indeed it is. The skin suffers from lack of proper circulation, and sometimes breaks down into ulcerations. Varicose veins are liable to result from prolonged standing, in occupations in which it is necessary for the individuals to be on the feet a good deal of the time. Prevention consists in removing any constriction of the leg, sucn as garters, which would tend to put a strain on the valves of the vein They may be treated palliatively by the use of an elastic stocking, which supports this column of blood in the superficial veins and improves the circulation. Until recently the only radical treatment was surgical removal of the veins. This, however was not always successful, and required a great deal of time and discomfort. The modern injection treatment simply obliterates the veins without attempting to remove them Its success depends upon the fact that only the-superficial .veins are usually-affected, and the circulation in the limb will go on in the deeper veins successfully i£ the stagnation in the superficial veins is removedrThe solution which is used obliterates the vein so that it no longer acts as a channel for blood. This solution is injected directly into the vein with a hypodermic needle. It can be done in the physician's office, and the patient can even go to work the same day of the injection if necessary. No anesthetic is required. A number of injections are done at intervals of a few days or a week. . · It has been successful in about DO per cent of TOMORROW By CLAIIK KINN-AIBD N otable Births--Gloria Swanson, b. 1898 in Chip a f f f y n V i n t n n l n v -aMi-ecc ' ' iDi,.! T.,1,-- ir * _ photoplay actress Paul John Kvale, b. .1896, prfprdville, Wis., farmer-labor congressman from Minnesota . . . John Frederick Erdmann b. 1864, nationally-known New York surgeon to whom patients come from Europe. March 37, 1513--White haired, wrinkled, 53 year old Juan Ponce de Leon discovered the coast of Florida, which he thought was an island, while looking for a fabled fountain of youlh identified by tradition with one of the Bahamas. niarch 37, 1860--The corkscrew was paientcd by P. Blake, benefactor of mankind from New Haven, Conn., March 27, 1869--Myra Colby Bradwell, 38, .was refused a license to practice law in Illinois because of her sex, and began a 17 year fight for equality of opportunity for women that led to their recognition as lawyers. March 27, 1889--Oklahoma was opened to settlers, and biggest land rush in "American histories began from its boundaries at noon. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: And what good is there to the owners thereof, SRV- ing the beholding of Ihem with their eyes?-- Ecclesiastcs 5:11. EARLIER DAYS IN MASON CITY'3!S.ft 0 tt.r Thirty Years Aso-Mrs. W. E. Ensign-went to West Union for a few days visit with friends. William Schakser of Nashua returned home today following a visit in the city. O. J. Worley of Marshalltown is visiting in the city today. Mrs. Ira Knapp left today'for a visit at Hock- forcl. . : Patrick McNarama and Clate Dickins'have returned from a visit to the-Dakotas. Frank McLeod o£ St. Paul is visiting in the city. Mrs. John Finnegan of Swaledale-is visiting in the city. Twenty Years Ago-- ' S v S. Foster has returned from a trip to Des Moines. ' . ' · · " Mrs. Julia Marks of Britt is visiting friends in the city. Mrs. Irene Bell returned yesterday from the state convention of the D. A. R. at Des Moines, to which she \vas a delegate. ' Mrs. T. T. Blaise and son Cams returned last night from St. Paul where Mr. Blaise took the examinations for West Point. G. E. McQuatters of Korlhwood was in the city for a short time last night. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Van Vliet returned yesterday from a few months visit in California. Ten Years Ago--·· AMES--James Blair o£ Mason City, Iowa State college student, was defeated in the first round of the national A. A. U. wrestling tournament being hold here. Richard Burke, also of Mason City entered the semi-finals in the 135 pound class by Growing Lester Thompson of Ames in the second round and decisioning Chelsea Meach of Iowa Mate m the third round. /Burke is wrestling under the colors of the Hamline Park A. C. of Chicago WASHINGTON--Fifteen hundred more American marines were ordered to China today and unless the situation improves there is a prospect that infantry units of the American army also will join the exped^ionary forces in the Chinese trouble zone. The marines will be gathered from along the Atlantic seaboard, will cross the continent by train, and will sail from San Diego, Cal., as soon as they can be concentrated there. ALL OF US By MARSHAL!, MASLIN BEING HONEST gEING HONEST isn't exclusively a question of " paying your money debts, resisting the temnta- tion to steal. Doing such things may be honesty, but they may be fear or policy . . . A man may repay a loan because he wants the lender to think well of him or because his conscience may hurt him i£ he' doesn t, or because he wants to maintain his credit. He .may refrain from stealing because he fears me disgrace or punishment that might follow detection. Or, again, because he thinks he has a conscience that will torture him if he steals. I m not completely convinced that even a torturing conscience is a proof of honesty . . . I don't ike to believe that we have a club within us that beats us down when we do wrong and that xve live and act under the threat of that punishment. _ The honest men and women I know have consciences, I suppose, but do not speak of them Thev are serene and easy io be with. Their relations with other men and woman are not based on a de- su-e to be popular but' on a natural kindliness . . . Ask their opinion on any subject and they give will!TM" yp « Wlth ,? Ut h e n t ; " thcy disquss a matlci ' wl£ ^ e ;J- ^ d ° not tvy to foi ' cc me ovcr to their way, of thinking; they value an opinion only if it grows honestly out of my being, out of my ex- «??' ° U t, ° £ my way of livi "S- '" is Sood to be them because they are so honest OBSERVING | JJ ffflfffflifiiffffilK^Sl^WW^Trai?^^ Grutidy Center and Nashua May Compete had been kidding one of our new staff members, the lanky "Hank" Hook, as to whether he found it quite easy-to get acquainted in Mason City, after having been brought up amidst the speedy elevators, revolving doors and subway traffic at Grundy Center, his home town. Hank bounced back at me the other day with a proud glint in his eyes as he displayed a recent "Believe It or Not" from the pen of Robert Ripley. "Now'there's more than your cradlehood town -can boast of," he said, as he pointed to Ripley's drawing of "The Little Church" at Grundy Center, Iowa. Hank vouches £or the description of .the church: 4 feet wide and 6 feet long. And the remarkable thing is that services are held there every Sunday. The structure was built by L.' D. Coffman, an undertaker, there. Folks are often surprised when they pass the yard of the undertaker to find themselves greeted by a .voice from within the tiny building, which is only 7 feet high. Hank says that Mr. Coffman has his curious litlle .church building equipped with a public address system, with the microphone installed in his home nearby. By this means he is able to have programs of sacred music and sermons delivered to the visitors who gather around the church. --o-- ' .-. Safety Assurances Best for Visitors . bow my salute to Roger West, assistant chief of po- j n j) es Moines. He has announced, in courteous but unmistakable terms, that out of town drivers in the capital city will be expected to obey the traffic laws in a reasonable way. I draw on his statement: , "It has been necessary recently for us to arrest and for our judges to fine several out o£ town drivers. We always regret to have to arrest anyone, but experience lias taught that the most effective way to reduce accidents is through drastic enforcement of the motor laws. p "Des Moines is an easy city in which to drive--if the legal speed o f ' 2 5 miles in residential districts and 15 miles in school and business districts is observed. Our records show that some out o( town drivers who violate these laws lave been involved in a third of :his city's accidents. "Unfortunately the out of town driver's car is just as big and just as dangerous as dent's ear. the local rest- "We want to show every courtesy to the city's guests, and we Delieve one way we can do this is to keep the city a safe place for visitors to drive and walk. Most of our visitors do obey the laws. "Our boulevard stop signs are n easy places to be seen. Obser- vation of these and stop and go signals is the,best way to safeguard yourself and others. When walking, cross the streets with the traffic signals, the same as if you a car. ' "By assisting us in our effort (o preserve our record as one of the safest cities in America, your visit will be more enjoyable and your loved ones at home will have no cause to worry about your safe voyage." There used to be an assumption on the part of Des Moines and other towns closer at hand that visitors liked to be treated like yokels--incapable of understanding the rules of safety. It has'al- ways been my idea that the average visitor in any city would rather be assured of safety than to/ be told that neither he nor anybody else wearing an out of 'town license can do any wrong. I call this a step in the right direction-one I hope that will be copied ev- ' erywhere. --o-There's More to It [ Than Fine Clothes (K5S\ suspect there are some ySJ7$|i who, a bit irreverently will ' ^-^ refer to Easter as a "great show." People get out in all their finery, and countless photographs are taken of swell dressers and social leaders. Especially in the metropolitan centers. They look very grand, as they march down the avenue clad in their glorified garments. The women are ador- able'in their fine array. Many men in tail coats and high hats look like diplomats or heads of great business organizations. Within the church, the glorious' flowers, the superb music, the crowded pews, show the world on dress parade. If only character and conduct were as smooth and perfect as these fine clothes, what wonderful world we should have! . / It is perfectly appropriate for people to put on good clothes when they attend a church. Nothing would be gained if they-presented themselves in the sanctuary in old and shabby garments. It is sometimes said .that poorly dressed folks are repelled by such a congregation, and hate to show themselves among these successful folks. But if special attention and kind friendship is given to the man in the shabby suit, it can be shown that there are warm hearts beneath the finery. People who see only the superficial aspects of the Easier pageant miss the hope and happiness it has to offer. If we see only the shine and glitter of such a scene, life will prove empty. Better listen to the words _o£ inspiration that the preacher offers. ·· · : · · - . ; ' · ' It makes little ditference whether you get the latest styles from the Easter parade. It makes a big difference whether you get a philosophy you can live by. Answers to Questions FREDEIUC J. HASKIN TI.EASE NOTE--A r e a d e r can fct llin answer lo any question of fact by writing the Mason City Globe.Gazelle's I n f o r m a t i o n Bureau, Frctlerlc J. Hia. kin. Director, Wishingloil, D. C. IMcaje lend tbree 13) centj poslage (or reply. Where is (he new public administration center to be? M. B. At the southeast corner of sixtieth street and Kenwood avenue. Chicago. It will house 14 autonomous associations oE public officials. - ° ne ' s sc " is not alwavs easy. is so great to excuse our failures to Pretend we were right when we were wrong to lay the blame on circumstances or on the other fellow, to build an imposing facade of wisdom or sliength or integrity, to be something else than the merely human and faulty person we know ourselves to be. We may fool everybody for a while, and even with great effort fool ourselves, but we ,V?,A , 1C seU-respect . ,,L own in thfe end, we are found out. , , ou. It Is belter I think, not to talk, not to think, too much about this question ol being honest I£ you. no, you spoil its natural simplicity and health ana, strength. Perhaps, for that reason, I should not have | written this article at alL How many visitors can the hotels and boarding- houses in London accommodate? E. S. The London hotels have a capacity ot about 280,000 visitors, while London boarding houses can normally accommodate about 250 000. What substances used in making: the molded powder variety of incense? ir; B. While .there are slight differences in the ingredients for the molded powder incense, several formulas give benzoin, gum oli- banum, styrax, balsam and powdered bark of cascarilla. When did Richard Halliburton swim the Panama canal? H. E. In 1928. He began on Aug. 14; reached Gatun locks on the 15; Pedro Miguel locks on the 22; and completed the swim from the Atlantic to the Pacific Aug. 23. The length oE the canal is 50.72 statute miles. Was iceberg lettuce originally a California type of lettuce? H. E. While the original type was improved by breeding in California, it was 'a New York variety. Is Andrew Carnegie still living? C. H. He died Aug. 11, 1919. How can 3 woman Icll whether a piece of silk is heavily weighted? B. P. If a sample can be obtained, burning it will tell the story. I£ the ash holds its shape and shows the weave, the material is heavily weighted. Such silks wear out quickly. Name some women prominent in the advertising business. E. M. Such a list would include: Katherine Fisher, director of Good . Housekeeping Institute; Mary Lewis o£ Best and company; Bernice Fitzgibbon, Wanamaker's;, Margaret Fishbaclc, R. H. Macy; Hildegarde Dolson, Franklin Simon; Jeanette Moser, Stern's; Pegeen Fitzgerald, McCreery; Mary Moore, Namm's; Wilma Libman, Gimbels; Virginia Shook, Lord and Taylor. Are the fables attributed io Aesop actually his? L. L. Aesop is little more than a shadow of n name. He was a slave from Samos, who probably lived in the sixth century before Christ. His fables were of a political nature in the lime of the Greek tyrants when unveiled speech was years later Demetrius of Phaleron collected a large number of fables and called them by Aesop's name. These were turned into Latin by Phaedrus, but it cannot be said definitely that any of them originated with Aesop. What is the extent of the park- ingr-lot business in the United States?. Parking lots in this country a r e ' doing business to the extent of 518,000,000 a year. New York City has 255; Washington, 7B; and Philadelphia, 156. | In "An American Doctor's Odyssey," the author gives 10 words that arc difficult to spell. What are they? E. M. The list is: Inoculate, embarrass harass, supersede, innuendo, rarefy, vilify, plaguy, desiccate and picnicking. Docs fatisue begin in the brain or in the muscles? L. S. First in brain, then nerve, then muscle. Not less than one-third tlie cost of sickness and accidents could be attributed to fatigue Is Hie wood of (he pinion'tree used for any purpose? E, W Used for mine-props and for light traffic railway ties. SONGS--OLD FRIENDS bring back memories that make the eyes grow misty. You will find yourself humming the familiar airs and coining the words of which you have, in many instances, onlv a hazy .recollection. And then you . will be planning a songfcst at which you will go through the book from cover to cover. More than 200 songs arc included in this b ?. ok . ° c «·» Pages, and they are all indexed for ready reference The paper is durable and the cover I s .' e a v y and strong. Send coin with order. Use coupon The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. c. I inclose herewith 20 cents in com (carefully-wrapped in pa per) for "Everybody's Song Book. ° Name Street ...." *' City State ..' _' (Mail to Washington, D. C.)'' I

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