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APRIL 11 1931 THE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ; A Leo Syndicate Newspaper ' ' Issued Every Week Day by the to,*^ SON CITY G^OBB-GAZBTTB COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 380 WILL F. MUSE .........Editor" W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor LBB P. LOOMIS Busineis Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to th use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Daily, per year... 57.00 Daily, per week ; 15 Outside of 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 months, $2.25; 3 months, ?1.2S; 1 month 50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6 0( e months . .$3.25 3 months 1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter The mind that Is anxious about the future Is miser, ible.--SENEC A ANOTHER WET CLAIM DEFLATED J^EW YORK'S wet lawyers, banded under the name of "Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, Inc.," have come forward with a set of reasons for "Immediate and unqualified repeal of the prohibition law." The first of these,. "that the amendment, being a police regulation, has no proper place In the constitution," was discussed in this department a few days ago. Let us consider the second: "It Is unenforceable because it has not the support of law abiding- citizens." ^ - · And for a complete answer, let us turn to an article by Arthur Briggs in a recent issue of "The Forum," a magazine of opinion: "Prohibition Isn't enforced. No, not very well Neither is. the law against murder. Since less than 8 per cent of murderers are convicted, let's abolish the law against murder. Think of the money we'd save. Or let's license it--think of the revenue! Just as logical as the wets' talk of the unenforceability of prohibition. "Most of my wet friends at the club are always talking to me about New York's 32,000 speakeasies. This chatter adds to the pain around my collar. Perhaps there are 32,000 places In New York where liquor can occasionally be obtained. But if the wets mean that there are 32,000 places where the main business is selling booze, and which are even remotely comparable to the 12,000 saloons that dispensed it before prohibition, they are babbling bunk. "There were not less than 25' saloons within a radius of three city squares from my home in Manhattan in 1919. There may be 25 speakeasies within that same radius now. I haven't been able to locate more than 12 that distantly resemble saloons in the amount that passes over the tables, but they may" be. there. I do know, however, that in this district in wet New York I don't see one drunk where I used to see five. I don't see--and I'm up late of nights often--one truck that could possibly be a liquor truck where I once saw ten. And if it's delivered in passenger cars or by hand, ' it would take SOME procession to come within a rivulet of the mighty flood that used to flow in these parts. "It's easy to say that people drink more since pro- Ht they don't. They can't, even in New se ItTlsu'tuearly'Moreasy to get, "As to'the wets' contention that it's a hard law to enforce, it's not a tenth as hard as the narcotics law--and very few wets want that abolished. You can pack enough heroin or morphine in your pockets to make a fortune but to make any 'important' money out of bootlegging or a speakeasy you have to have two things--customers and a source of supply. Now · you know, and I know, and our wet friends know that if a speakeasy has enough customers to make business profitable, the cop on the beat is aware of it. He doesn't have to b j very bright--he merely has to make his rounds and listen. The same goes for cooking alcohol or running a still big enough to count. "I cheerfully assert that any police commissioner in the United States, or any mayor, could dry up his town in a week if he wanted to badly enough. He would need only to tell his force they were to close every known sneakeagy in their districts, and keep them closed, or lose their Jobs. It wouldn't mean spectacular raids; it wouldn't take a special force. It WOULD take guts on the part of the officer at the head of the force. But if he stood fast until the first wet storm blew over, he'd be In line for the presidency. 'If there are 32,000 speakeasies in Jimmy Walker's city, it is Mr. Walker's fault--not that of the prohibition law." The other contentions of the "Voluntary Committee, Inc.," will be considered later. All of them are the logic of a parched throat rather than the logic of a skilled barrister. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE I think, that six loads of ashes were hauled from professors homes at the expense of the' taxpayers of this great, generous state of Iowa. Relieve, however that they could show that those ashes were put upon a road over by the quadrangle. Anyway, I think that is quite an accomplishment to prove that. much. Tne investigation has cost ?« TM£ a3 £ rS Pr £ b ± y 530 ' 00t) and at ttat TMte it It would be interesting to know if deep down in their hearts, the persons responsible for the travesty really think that they have accomplished anything. A NOVEL IDEA OF ECONOMY CONSIDER this sample of legislative economy as exemplified in the lower house of the Iowa as- OBSERVING sembly Reducing appropriations for education to the point of drastic curtailment of service and facilities in the three state institutions of higher learning, and at the same tim Refusing to reduce or eliminate the expense account "salary grab" which lawmakers in the last legislature unethically if not unconstitutionally voted to A W ° f " hat nationalit y Is Frances Alda? A. She is a native of New Zealand. *· Has cotton been used in road construe tion? H. E. A. As an experiment, 500 feet of road were built near Gonzales, Texas, with unbleached canvas as a binder. After 15 months of heavy traffic the pavement showed no signs of wear. If the material stands up veil for three years, it is said that the state will adopt his form of road construction. Q. In speaking of dining room suites Is the word generally pronounced suite as It is spelled, or Is it "sweet?" B. W. A. The word "suite" i s pronounced approximately i if it were spelled "soot." The word "suite" is pronounced as if it were spelled "sweet." Q. our class would like a good definition of poverty. M. G. itr'^ , The fo ! lowin S definition is that o£ Dr. Robert W. Kelso, sociologist: "Poverty is that condition of wing m which the individual, whether from lack of means or the failure to apply them, consistently fails o maintain himself, and those properly dependent upon him, at a plane of living high enough to Insure ontmuous bodily and mental fitness to carry on permanently in his occupation and locality; and which ilows him and them to live and function in their u c ommunity with decency and self-resnect " I u ' l NOTE! Su " mlt 5 ' our i" cri TM '» «'·" »' i"" Y" n t ·»'" '«« dlHxinal. Thcro ° r »"""!" 'or return AdaTM, th , i , or reurn pojase. n 1) J Bureau, Frederic .1. Hnskln, IJlrcctor, BO-BROADWAY By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE have always wondered whj lowans transplanted In Cal ifornia so stuck on their adopted state as they profess to b should get their greatest joy in lif from attending the Iowa picnic where they can rub shoulders with other lowans. Why don't they com back to Iowa where they won't hav to associate with native son Call fornians at all? I may be wrong bu I am of the opinion that about fom out of five Hawkeyes in California would be infinitely more happy righ back In their own land. I'm wondering if it isn't a case of being "taken in" by the fervent rhapsodier about California's wonderful cli mate. Our transplanted lowans be come intoxicated by the poetry of it all and refuse to be candid--I was going to say honest--with themselves. Some day they're going to come out from under the spell am there'll be a return to Iowa thai will rival the gold rush of '48. That's a prediction. --o--- I abandoned the "pet peeve' department but I am glac to re-establish it for this one from a Mason City housewife M. M. B.: "Why will housekeepers order two or three times a day from the grocery stores and leave a very important item until the last so that the grocery boy will have to dash madly from one end of the town to the other delivering these last minute orders? From observation I believe that this is the cause of more accidents at that time of the flay than any other one cause. Just recently I have seen two grocery boys in wrecks with their goods scattered about and in one Instance the boy loudly declaring that in spite of the wreck he would have to get to a certain place on time or they would lose the patron's trade. In each instance I sincerely hoped that the order had not come from m'y own home." And here is anothert suggestion worthy of consideration from the same source: "Do you think it would be possible for the Boy Scouts or some other organization to make a point of being organized to help the little ones across State street to Central school at the busy hours of the day? I really believe that I am doing myself a physical injury by holding- my breath so long when observing so many narrow escapes on the part of these little people who. have not yet developed the judgment as to when to go across." W YORK, April 11.-- Edna St. Vincent Millay, who ,, James Byron Elmore of Alamo, Ind., is e an- raUy accepted. as the most original and unhackneW f American poets, hit town the other day for a brief oliday, and brags, in an interview of staying out till °SS C ,P morning, "pubcrawlin'," as she puts it. td , , , as se pus . tdua lives in the country, where she has a garden that she s "simply crazy" about. Last summer she got so excited about that garden she couldn't write She has a passion for people, but the "press of the ^i Tdoe3 som ?thing unpleasant to hpr, spiritually If I should live in a tenement, I believe I should die within a year," she says. "I should be so beaten down by what I knew was happening to the familv upstairs and the family downstairs." EN IN POKER-- Capable of such a conception you'd think that Edna would feel "beaten down" even in the midst of the daffodils, crocuses and sweet peas in her wonderful garden. Evidently Edna is one of those gifted gals who dominates her emotions as she would a stick of lip- It's a wonderful thing to be able to feel deeply and to have one's sympathies completely under con- Invariably that faculty spells success. have always felt that insurance talks men in their were omitting sales alto gether or underemphasizing one o£ the most valuable things they have to sell. I am referring to the medical examination whSch goes with every policy. With many, I presume most persons, there would be no physical examinations if it were not for the occasional purchase of T INHIPORTANT IF TRUE-- John Barrymore, Henry y L. Doherty, John Gilbert, former President Coolidge and Jack Dempsey all wear old-fashioned night- BRING IT TO LIFE THEN /·pHE attention of readers is invited to a communica- ·*· tion in the "Editor's Mall Bag" on this page in commenting one 'day this week on Representative Durant's activity against the state driver's license bill which had come to it with o. strong indorsement from the senate. In that editorial the Hancock county man was invited to present his reasons for doing so and this letter from a seat mate on the floor of the house is assumedly his response. We are willing to accept In full faith Mr. Malone's explanation that both he and Mr. Durant are at heart for such a bill but that the one specifically before them was "too large a volume." Under the circumstances, however, it would seem that between them they could have evolved some method more conducive to carrying out their ideas than tabling the senate bill. To revive a tabled bill there must be a two-thirds vote. Why not a substitute bill? Whether it is fair or not, the fact remains that for a failure on the part of the present legislature to produce some legislation designed to require and Insure driving- ability on the part of those who drive, there is going to be a rather general disposition to lay the blame at the feet of those who killed the bill providing that very thing. If Mr. Durant and Mr. Malone are £n earnest, let them throw their fullest influence to bringing the bill to life and passing it In a less voluminous form. There is no question that Iowa desires legislation which will . reduce the hazards of motoring. ONE DOCTOR'S VIEWPOINT AN IOWA doctor who stands high in his profession has written the Globe-Gazette as follows concern- Ing the so-called investigation of the University of Iowa: "I have followed the testimony of the thing all the way thru and I have been a conscientious and close reader of even Verne Marshall so I certainly have got both sides of it. Up to date they have proved beyond the question of a doubt, JUST FOLKS Copyrighted 1031 ~Bf EDKAIl A. MEN AND CANARIES Canary in your golden cage, Singing so blithely all the day, You seem to like your little age Contented with the role you play. I've watched you thru the sunny hours Happy to do the thing you can. With rarer wisdom than is ours Who play the fretful part of man. We long to be what we are not, We, the spectators, yearn to play, The dancer's weary of their lot And badly sing a roundelay. But you, canary, seem content One lovely gift to earth to bring. You seem to know that you are meant To live your lithe life--and sing. EARLIER DAYS Be '"* n a l l y Com l I ln««n "» lntcrrslIi, I ,, n a l l y Com l I ln««n "» lntcrrslIi, R Twenty Venn A C n" Flic, ,,{ ih» from the ' AMur. u, The annual county Sunday school convention will be held in Mason City on May 9 and 10. The place ot the meeting haa not been designated but will be reld in one of the city churches. It is planned to have a session on Tuesday evening, May 9, and all dav Wednesday, May 10. A letter from Dr. Fairall, which reached this office yesterday indicated he is planning for another Bible school to be held this summer at -lear Lake. The camp meeting features of the Clear ·ake summer session are a thing of the past and its place the school of method of teaching the Bible has Been instituted. Local pastors will be invited to par- Two transactions the past month are of such proportions that they are worthy of more than passing comment. Two farms sold for nearly $60,000. One of them a half section located in 30-95-21 sold for S30 000 and the other in 8-95-19 for $28,500. ' The observance of the anniversary of the organization of the Odd Fellows lodge in America will be held in Mason City on April 26. A large number of visitors are expected from over the district which has about 125 lodges. Judge A. H. Cummings will give he welcome address. 6 b insurance. I have a friend who was turned down the other day. He didn't know there was a thing the matter with him. He's set about to correct the defect which resulted In the insurance, company's refusal to accept him as a risk. He has been able to 'get at it in time. If he had waited a year or five years, there might be no such thing as cure. In the final analysis, this friend of mine will have to admit, I predict, that this rude awakening now was the thing which added 10 or 15 vears to his life. It's true, of course, that a medical examination entirely independent of insurance purchases wouki be just as effective. The trouble is. however, that we're so cussedly indifferent to our physical condition when we "feel all right" that we won't do anything about the matter That s why I sing the praises of this little discussed by-product of the insurance business. am Indebted to Assistant Observing Eye--maybe I'd better say one of them--for this interesting and pertinent contribution: "Has your large optic ever noticed the number of poorly lighted motorcars that dash around our streets? Here is a case that is in line. "'One hundred seventy-five arrested in Waterloo for faulty lights in a two hour drive of the chief of police.' So says the state press. "A careful check of Mason City streets last summer showed 35 per cent of all vehicles without proper lights and 10 per cent without any This survey was made on a series of nights when traffic was heavy on Pennsylvania avenue." --o-find there are some still doubting that the "K" m Knute Rockne is sounded I don t know who the final authority in the matter would be but I would be willing to accept the Rev Charles L. O'Donnell, c. S. C.., president of the University of Notre Dame. In his funeral eulogy he spoke repeatedly of Mr. Rockne as Ka-nute. Incidentally, all of the Knudsons and Knutsons of my acquaintance are glad to have the "K" sounded. And I know of no other Knutes. ; can't vouch for it. but I get it second handed that toy windmills installed at various points in a lawn where moles have been at work will bring about a quick evacuation of the invading rodents. The explanation as it was presented to F. M. by a St. Ansgar man is that "there's a vjbration the moles can't stand." I certainly wouldn't wish to vouch for the soundness of the idea. But it struck me as being an Interesting superstition if not an effective remedy. --o-don't believe anybody could thrill much at the announcement from Iowa City this past week that Mason City could be represented at the annual indoor track meet by only one man because we no longer have facilities for indoor track practice. The space formerly used has been turned over to loclcer room and to other uses. In the past the Mohawks have stood out among Iowa high schools by reason of their high place in track events. For this the ability of our track men to get to their training early in indoor quarters was largely responsible. Now those facilities have been withdrawn. That's what is called making progress backwards. --o-- 1 am wondering who will be the first to yelp next week as the police department launches its campaign to enforce observance of stop signs In Mason City. After watching dozens of inexcusable violations in the past few 3ays and after having.a report from C. B. on the unanimous failure of drivers to pay any attention to the stop sign at the corner where he carried on his investigation, I may say that I'm in no mood to extend any particular sympathy to the motorist who is caught doing what ne knows he ia supposed not to do I would even be in favor of the maximum rather than the minimum fines for clear-cut cases of violation. Whether this is the police judge's idea remains to be DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M, D. Author o£ "THE HUMAN BODY" 5fi.TM le f nd TM'' 1B «""«« aiaBnose or E lvo personal answers to h«w.5.;' !S m i : Wl)tn «"««»« nm of general Interest, bowever, they will ho lakn up. in onler, In the dally column Address your queries to Dr. Logan clendenlnK care of The Ololi.uaiett.. Write legllily and not moreJjSln 200 word" BANGER OF OBESITY SHOWN \X7HAT ACTUALLY happens in pounds and ounces '» on dietary treatment for overweight is shown in the statistics of a clinic for such persons It is worth noting that it was an ambulatory clinic. That means the patients lived at home, calculated, or at least prepared their meals there. This is important. The best results in the treatment of overweight are obtained by putting the patient in a hospital or institution, especially adapted to nutrition treatments. But this clinic proves that weight can be reduced by home treatment. The patient is kept on the treatment by repeated explanations of the dangers of obesity. Obesity haa an adverse effect on longevity; statistics of life insurance companies show that a person weighing 5 to 10 pounds more than normal has a life expectancy ratio of 100 per cent while one who is 25 to 45 pounds ure. It makes the surgical patient a » fter risk and ° £ 4 T ^. exe , l ' cise ^ dvised wa s daily walking two miles rrnt J? · Or } eas ' *"* calisthenics Citing 10 rn m- utcs morning and night. Ordinary housework was not found to be an efficient substitute^ for systematic exer- * ^ Utine 183 P^ients were treated. About I note that the appeal in the following safety tip from the Iowa Lions club headquarters Is made to children but I 'eel sure that adults will profit by heeding the advice contained in it: "Where safety signals are installed, the child should be taught to follow them, and only cross the street on the Green or Go signal. "Safety signals are for the safe overning of the passings of pedestrians as much as motorists. The child or pedestrian should only cross the street on the green light.l "Green is the national safety color and means to GO. Red is the national danger color and means to stop. "Go on Green. Stop on Red. "Obey the .traffic policeman ·school boy patrolman, or any estab- Jshed authority, at intersections." ' --o-- 1 discovered Friday afternoon, purely by accident, an effective way to create vacuum conditions. Just drive at right angles to a brisk wind, such as was sweeping dust off plowed fields r riday, and have one open window n your car--that one on the side pposite the direction of the wind, ailors would call it leeward, I ruess. You'll be surprised how your ars begin to ring and how items n the bottom of the car such as ust, paper and the like, begin soar- ng toward the open window. So far as I know this experiment has no value. But it is interesting to one even casually interested in the laws of physics or in weather phenomena. KR * P e n s were treated. About 80 i per cent of them lost weight. There were no weight loss in about 14 per cent. Sixty-seven patients lost 10 pounds 33 lost between 10 and 15 pounds 16 lost between 15 and 20 pounds, 15 lost between 20 and 25 T, n iF°?, e intc . I : es V n ff' res ''t of the treatment was that .treatment; d '° Wer bl ° od nrc3sure after the There were 1G7 women and 10 men in the clinic. The reasons given for this disparity are that the women a duties interfere less in their attendance 'of a morning clinic, that women place more importance on appearance than men, and that obesity is probably more frequent in women than in men. A BIT OF RELIGION By THOMAS ANDERSON Mlntatrr, Flntt -oncrpgatioria] Church, Charles City,' ·THE COUNTENANCE of a cheerful person Is a per- A petual inspiration. It ia charged with vitalizing magnetism. It diffuses comfort and strength and a grateful sense of refreshment and content. "A cheerful intelligent face to the end of culture is success enough," said Emerson, "for It indicates the purpose of nature and wisdom attained " It declares the fact that the aim of our life on earth has been fulfilled; that the higher self has' gained dominion over 'the lower; that faith and hope have vanquished doubt and fear; and that the trials which no soul may hope~to escape have added sweetness and softness to the purified character. ,K "S e of good chee r" ia the ringing watchword of the New Testament. "Be of good cheer" urged the Master over and over again to His disciples; and "Be of good cheor" iterated and reiterated Paul in his wonderful writings. "Most of Paul's letters," said a great preacher, were written in prison, and yet he never wrote a line with a groan in It." All is courage and hopefulness and abounding courage. Lillian Whiting has said: b "No life is successful until it is radiant." And she said further: "No one is living aright unless he so lives that whoever meets him goes away more confident and joyous for the contact." There are some pitiably constituted people who, as Carlyle puts it, are "Rich in the power to ba miserable. There are so many who can be classified In the oft repeated phrase, "so and so enjoys poor health." The following lines are very suggestive of a way of really great service to those about you: Talk happiness. The world Is sad enough Without your woes. No path is wholly rough; Look for the places that are smooth and clear, And speak to those, to rest the weary ear, Of earth, so hurt by one continuous strain Of human discontent and grief and pain. Talk health. The dreary, never changing tale Of mortal maladies is worn and stale. You cannot charm, or interest, or please By harrying on that minor chord, disease Say you are well, or all is well with you, And God shall hear your words and make them true. Talk faith. The world is better off without Your uttered ignorance and morbid doubt. If you have faith in God, or man, or self, Say so; if not, push back upon the shelf Of silence all your thots 'Till faith shall come; No one will grieve because your lips are dumb. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar o f f ? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see · mm? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the Lord--Jeremiah, xxili, 23, 24 WITH NORTH IOWA EDITORS have a tale this week from Garfield school which will offend nobody much unless it be the lawyers. It concerns them. One little lad simply couldn't suppress his childish curiosity. "What's a lawyer?" M. A. asked. His teacher, writing at the board, turned around to supply a definition such as would be acceptable to Mr. Webster himself. But she didn't get around to it. "A lawyer," piped up M. H., "Is a man that tells lies for other people." A brief pause. "But he gets paid for it." suggested last week that rural children, generally speaking, are familiar with and practice the common sense rule of walking along the road in such manner as to face oncoming vehicles. A good friend, H. M., has called me to tell me of his observation, based on a week or more of study. He's a Mason City businessman whose business takes him into several counties of North Iowa and southern Minnesota. I'm sorry to say that his statistical study doesn't coincide with my general conclusion. Out of 18 groups of children bound to or from rural schools in the country, he noted only three who were observing the rule referred to herein. Two of these three according to H. M., were pupils of the samf school. And therein lies the moral of his tale. It's his thot that the teaching of this rule of safety ought to be in the curriculum of every school. Tt should be disseminated from the office of the state superintendent of public instruction and every rural teacher should be tested both on her understanding of the rule and on the degree to which she is impressing it upon her pupils. Perhaps all of this is "old stuff." But the character of H. M.'s observations indicates that somewhere along the line somebody is railing down on the job. If 18 groups had been right and only three wrong there would still have been cause for criticizing the results obtained. But with these figures reversed, the situation Is one worthy of immediate and earnest attention. --o-- k chanced upon some fish . nomenclature this week that was of interest to me because of the proximity to the opening of the fishing season. Young fish are called fry while the yolk sac upon which they first feed lasts which is usually 30 days. When a fish passes out of this stage it is Is called a fingerling. When a fish is a year old it is called a yearling. When it reaches the age of two years it is called a two year old, three years a three year old, etc. TAX LOGIC Hampton Chronicle: Why all thi fuss about the consumer paying tht. tax? He pays it in every case one will continue to pay it. Who is going to pay it if the consumer does not pay it? We, every one of us art consumers and we pay the tax anc we are going to keep right on pay ing the tax. If there were no con aumcrs there would be no one lef to make any money to pay the tax so there you are. THE SWING TO TUUNKR. Manson Journal: Of late almas every paper that has made an comment upon state affairs has ex pressed confidence In Turner, bu most of them express lack of con fidence in the legislature. Who can blame them? BELATED REPENTANCE. Waterloo Courier: Expression ,,.. repentance by embezzlers and extortionists should be taken v/ith n grain of salt when It is remcnibereci they neglect to confess their crimCE until after the money is spent. \ TURNER IN ERROR Shell Rock News: When Governor Turner says that the people of this state are clamoring for an income tax, he Is surely mistaken Whoever heard of anybody clamoring for any kind of a 'tax except the gasoline and cigaret taxes? NEEDED ELSEWHERE Sioux City Journal: Nebraska's sterilization law has been heU: valid by the state supreme court, and about the only thing wrong with the statute is that all thn states in the union haven't duplicated it. THE BEST Traer Star-Clipper: One of the ·safest and best Investments today s in Iowa land, which can be purchased at prices that will return rental receipts of five per cent, something that never could be done jcfore in the history of Iowa. STODDARD COMMENDED Anthon Herald: The writer sincerely believes that Senator B. M. Stoddard is doing a mighty good thing in opposing the state income tax the way he has been doing Ho should be congratulated for his stand, in our opinion. NEW SLANT ON IT Mitchell County Press (Osage); It's probably a good thing there are a few of those big wide trucks and busses on the road. If there weren't, some of those middle-road drivers never would get over on their own side. IN GOOD HANDS Lake Mills Graphic: Ex-service men who are adequately employed, and who are inclined to invest their surplus funds, can profitably and safely leave their bonus money in the hands of the federal government. PLENTY TO EXPLAIN Rock Rapids Rporter: Every year certain members of the legislature have a lot of explaining to do to the voters In their districts. This year, unless we're greatly mistaken, there's a lot of 'em will have to do more explaining than usual. INCENTIVE. Swen City Herald: Soldiers will admit they do their best, drilling when the colonel is there to watch them, and not because they are moved by patriotism. When only lesser officers are present there is a Jetting up. WONDERFUL TONIC. Wright County Reporter (Dows): If your business is languid, run down and has poor circulation. Dr. Ad has a very wonderful tonic which beats sassafras, syrup and sulphur. IS WELL LIKED Luverne News: While in Lauren? Saturday afternoon the writer coul not help but be Impressed by tho hold that Congressman Fred Gil christ has upon the people of tha community. THE MORAL IS CLEAR. Kenwlck Times: One drdp^o medicine does not cure a sick per son. One ad will not cure a sicl business. Even a sheriff's sale hai to be advertised two times to be effective. THE FINAL TEST Allison Tribune: The way people feel about the appointment of Sam H. Thompson to the farm board is that if the farm board does not succeed with him on it the board had better be abolished. DISAPPOINTMENT. Rockwell Tribune: The house defeat of the drivers' license bill was a disappointment to numerous organizations who had backed the proposal as means to curtail accidents and highway fatalities in Iowa. WEST UNION'S EXAMPLE Dccorah Journal: The West Union Citizens' club, n booster organization five years old, has enrolled 136 members this year. This speaks volumes to the credit of that plucky little city of 2,056 inhabitants. POSSIBLE PATROL FORCE Sibloy Gazette-Tribune: Speaking of highway patrol, why not make every road employe of the highway commission a highway patrolman. They should have police powers Why n o t ? A THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG IN DEFENSE OF MR. DURANT DES MOINES, April 9.--I have recently read an article in your taper on April 8 in which you ask that you hear from S. B. Durant -epresentative from Hancock county' May I stiy that I occupy seat No. 27 in the house of representative-^ tfr. Durant is next to my seat. May 1 say that wherever you got the in- ormntion that Mr. Durant opposed this drivers license bill, it is erroneous and not true as, being seated next to Mr. Durant and knowing- his position on this bill, I am willing to sign an affidavit at any time to this effect. Mr. Durant is like myself voted igainst the bill because of the fact hat it was too large a volume. It ontained 18 pages which is uncalled or. I am for a drivers' license, so is Mr. Durant, but not for a compli- ated law as provided In this bill If you had all such men in the aa- embly as Mr. Durant, you would ave nothing to worry about. He is prlght, honest, and a man of good udgment. I contend that this is a olltical move to belittle Mr. Durant ent here by the republicans of Hancock county. Personally, I am a democrat, but am opposed to any such tactics. I land for a square deal--do unto there as you would like to be done nto. Respectfully yours, Representative C. E. Malone, Casa ounty. THREAT OR PROMISE? Ringstcd Dispatch: Editor Dowel intimates Senator Patterson is responsible for Representative Helgason s vote in favor of the assessor bill. We'll remember that, Brother Dewel. Helgason may need an alibi on this vote when he gets home. A LOGICAL CONCLUSION. Wesley News-World: Progressive senators want the government to operate Muscle Shoals to make more fertilizer for the farmer ea they can raise more wheat to reduce the price fo"a qiJaitcr a bushel. SO LONG, BIG BHJL! Rockford Register: This special friend of bootleggers and assassins will now have to take a back seat. His wetness, which he announced with a great flourish, did not save him, TURNER BLAMELESS. Upper .Des Moincs Republican (Algotia): If no tax changes are made in Iowa Dan Turner will receive a lot of blame and the fact remains that he 1ms done his damdest '.o get the legislators to act. SORROW IS UNTVERSAL. Cherolceo Times: Mourning for the tragic death of Knute Rockne Is not confined to sports or athletic circles, but reaches Info every avenue of human activity. GOOD OlfEN. Now Hampton Tribune-Gazette: West people seem to think just now .hat the depression will never end, which is an indication that it la ust about to end. SORROW IS UNIVERSAL Cherokee Times: Mourning for the tragic death of Knute Rockne is not confined to sports or athletio circles, but reaches into every avenuo of human activity. NORRISES' AMBITION. Diibu(|uo Telegraph-Herald: Sen* itor Norrls seems to be trying to make himself one of the big moo. of the democratic party. TURN ON THE GAS. Esthervillo News: The elimination of two of Iowa's congressmen will mean that the nine will have to do as much talking aa the eleven did. OKLAHOMA TOO Altn Advertiser: Oklahoma hag caught the Idea and now has committees out investigating its university. COMPARISON Waterloo Courier: The $700,000,100 national deficit Is insignificant ompared to the deficit In the average family budget after Easter. FAIR QUESTION Hardlii County Citizen (Iowa 'nils): What's going to happen when the farm board unloads tha 00,000,000 bushels o£ wheat? NEW DEAL FOR CHICAGO Fort Dodge Me«scngcr: What inppened on Tuesday was that Thompson wag finally unseated. It's a new deal for Chicago. HE KNOWS HOW WE FEEL Ames Tribune: Uncle Sam is beginning to haye as much troubla vlth his finances as the rest of us. ONE THING HE DID Dubuque Telegraph,-HeraTd: Anyway, "Big Bill" has given Chicago'8 world's fair mayor" a lot of advertising.

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