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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1937, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE JANUARY 2 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE AN A W LEE NEWSPAPER i Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITS GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY 121123 East State Street Telephone No 3600 LEE P LOOMIS r Publisher EARL HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A NOHEM City Editor LLOYDLGEER Advertising Manager Entered as jecondclass matter Acrll 17 1930 at the post office at Mason City Iowa under the act oi March 3 187a MEMBER IOWA DAILV PRESS ASSOCIATION wl Holms news and business offices at 405 Shops Butldini Des SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake Mason City and Clear lake by the year S700 by the week S OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier S700 By mall 6 months Per week by carrier S 15 By mail 3 months Per ear by mail By mall 1 month OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year 5600 Six month 5325 Three months S 50 The Laboratory of Mars THERE is a probable indication of peace for some time yet in Europe in the dispatches from Spain which comment that Russian aviation sent to the front to aid the Spanish has proved vastly superior to the German aviation sent to help the rebels The same is said to be true of the oth er German war equipment sent to the rebels This is largely gossip of course but it has the ring of truth It is backed up by the fact that the Spanish rebel attack on Madrid came to an abrupt halt within a week after the Russians announced that they were fed up with German and Italian violation of the nonintervention agreement and would do a little violating Thatsnot a strictly accurate report of the Russian position of course but it is a practically correct version of what happened The Spanish struggle thus became a sample war between the principal antagonists in the next Eu ropean dress rehearsal as it were in which the Germans and the Russians who are the prin cipal enemies of the big smashup when it comes could measure their strength against each other and test the new inventions and technics which have been developed since 1918 Of the greatest importance to the military mind throughout the world has been the testing of the Russian machinery and men Nobody really knew much about the Russian army except that it was enormous with more than a million men in every years conscript class and that it had much the larg est number of planes and mechanical fighting equip ment of any country in the world But how good the machines ground or aerial and the fighting quality of the men remained a mystery Observers were inclined to doubt the efficiency of both Rus sian armies in the past were always disappointing They had numbers and courage but were usually poorly led and always badly supplied The reports from Spain that Russian aviation and ground equipment has set the Germans back on their heels indicates that opinions must be revised The Russian army is a much more formidable out fit than had been quite believed Their airplanes liave sent the Germans back to ponder improve ments and1 the young crop of German aviators is not superior to the red army flyers The apparent nazi belief that its newly created highly mechaniz ed army for the supply and support of which all Germans are going on short rations and all industry is regimented would be the newest and finest in ittifiwor4drjsnot ijojrne out by the facts Geimany is not as ready as she thought she was There will be no war in Europe until some ag gressive nation convinces itself that it has a reason able certainty of victory against the probable com binations against her There are few observers who doubt that Germany is the likely candidate for this post of doubtful honor Her extreme satis faction in her new army has been one of the most dangerous indications of a war before long The Spanish trouble indicating that the army is not Ss good as expected or at least is not superior to the Russian so becomes a pledge of at least tem porary peace Of course it is possible that the Russians find ing out tiat they have a distinct edge on the Ger mans may be moved to start something and dis pose of the German threat before it can be strength ened less likely than that Germany wouid have struck the test showed an opposite result For one thing Russia is among the satis fied nations with double the territory she needs for her population and huge undeveloped resources which make it unnecessary to covet her neighbors goods For another the GermanJapanese alli ance means that in case of war Russia will have to fight on two fronts against the two most highly militarized nations in the world Even Russia with her tremendous army and resources could not be sure of the result in such case So the Spanish laboratory experiment in mod ern war is likely to prolong the existing the pre carious European peace It is but a temporary stay probably No prospect has yet been noticed which will go to the root of the differences between the fascist and communists nations and really solve and settle the problems But the prospect for Two cars meeting each other at 60 miles an hour on an 18 foot slab of concrete is about as good an example of the faith of man in man as we could cite The crime of diverting money paid to the gov ernment by motorists lies in the fact that our high way system now is only barely begun in this coun try Ossie Solem would have a host of wellwishers if he decided to accept that reported Syracuse offer Wisconsin is about to give us another illustration of what happens when education goes political Legislator The common word for a man who wants to investigate at public expense Some of Mason Citys lawns actually looked greener in December than in June Make your car be as safe as your car DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott PROS and CONS NORTHWEST IOWAS HIGHWAYS Storm Lake to show how northwest Iowa has come to the front in securing paved highways witness remarks on the subject as recorded by Chairman O J Ditto of Sibley chairman of the Iowa highway commission In a speech at the opening of a 12 mile stretch of new paving in Humboldt county not long ago Chairman Ditto showed that when Kossuth county voted paving bonds there were only 12 miles of concrete highways in Iowa With the addition oi the12 miles completing the connection of the coun ty seats of Kossuth Humboldt and Webster couni ties this state now has 4500 miles of paved roads Among all of the states Iowa stands fourth place in paved mileage Chairman Ditto said Bonds were voted in northwest Iowa this past summer to provide for an additional 350 miles of paving which will be laid in the coming year or so This added to the fine gravelled highway gives Ihis section of the state the finest system of farm tomarket roads in the country Chairman Ditto pointed out SOCIAL SECURITY NOT NEW PROGRAM Decorah Journal Many employers and employes have been enjoying the benefits of social security programs for many years yet object to having this spread to all deserving workers We know that years ago benefit group insurance was carried by many firms in larger and smaller cities Even the Jour nal attempted to institute an insurance plan here three years ago The need for social security leg islation has Jong been recognized OBSERVING Speakvne of Hard Luck Stories Look at This have heard of hard luck in all its forms but this Kx SLIDES A FlLMoF WATER 1150000000 A YEAR SEAin To FlSrl IfllS iMcUlDESTftE VALUE OF SAW PEARLS AMO THE 60 TH YEAR OFTHE oFTriE PRESENT ROYAL HOUSE oF RUMANIA case cited by Ray Murray1 state secretary or agriculture has anything beaten I ever heard ten Rufus Johnson was a southern colored gentleman according to Mr Murray Rufus accidentally received a notice from the tax collector to report the value of his property But Hufus couldnt write So his friend Mose Jack son made his report for him as follows Hufe aint got nothm1 to re port De mortgage done took his farm and they took his mule for last years taxes The sheriff took de hogs for de stole account Ruft had rheumatiz and SI Vitus dance His wife died of rickets and curvature of the spine His boy died of indigestion of the brain and combustion of the stomach His gallost her mind and went to de insane asylum The doctor got the cows and the undertaker got the sheep and the farming tools Lightning burnt the house De cy clone blowed away the barn He put de insurance money in the bank and it failed So there am t nothing left but Rufe and he is crazyin de head dusty in do trousers broke financially and exhausted physically Shopworn Gooils Arent Counted Desirable Girls have been asked by COACHES WERE MAPE WHICH VEHICLE CAME FROM KOCSI COPYRIGHT 1937 CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH Uj LUUAN CLENDENINO 11 POLICEMANS THANKLESS JOB Lincoln Star A policemans job is usually a thankless one If a drunk resists arrest and the offi cer uses force to subdue him the sympathy of on lookers is almost invariably with the drunk The of ficer is supposed to do his duty in all circumstances so he gets little credit for so doing though censure is certain and swift should he fail in that respect THIS IS THE TRUTH Davenport Times The grip of the LaFollettes up on the Badger state will survive a clasft with Dr Frank but if the liberal president is denied the fullest opportunity to defend himself the prestige of the LaFollettes will suffer nationally most in those circles of progressivism which they have sought to lead and inspire HISTORY OF TRESSES WHETHER consciously or unconsciously most of us notice the hair more than any other feature of the body A stranger appeals to us immediately on the basis of his hair Who was the big blond or Who was the dark haired man or Who was the redhead I saw you with last night Who was the fair haired boy or Who was the curly headed woman It is said that race climate and nutrition are the factors primarily responsible for the appearance of a human beings hair I would add heredity The color of hair of course is EARLIER DAYS fttllitt UtOHBOAZETlE FILES OUT IN THE COLD Des Mbmes Plain Talk And now the word comes from Washington that former United States Senator Brookhart once of Iowa but now of Hyatts ville Maryland is not to get a job with the new dealers after all What ungrateful cusses those democratic new deal leaders are anyhow STILL MORE BUREAUCRACY Wall Lake Blade A separate commission of three members to be appointed by the governor at a salary of per year and trimmings is pro posed to look after the job insurance This would make three more nice jobs for deserving friends ONE UPON EDDIE CANTOR Iowa Falls Citizen They say that Eddie Cantor is refusing to recognize Verne Marshall the Cedar Rapids editor since the stork delivered a baby son at the Marshall home Christmas day And they were such pals before both with five daughters PLAYBOY IN POLITICS Knoxville Journal Gov Clyde Herrings attempt to fill vacancies in the Iowa legislature without any semblance of authority so to do furnished the state with a good laugh and another illustration of the futility of the playboy in politics A SEASONABLE WARNING Albert Lea Tribune Great weather for carbon monoxide gas Just yesterday four in Austin were overcome by this deadly invisible nonodorless gas Have a care Take no chances THIS ONE NEVER FAILS Davenport Democrat Prosperity really wont be Thirty Years Mr and Mrs W C Wallis have returned from a holiday visit with relatives at Watertown Wis B C Way has returned from a business trip to Chicago McCuUough returned today from a few days business trip to Clinton Lizzie OBrien left today for her home in Wa basha H E Dowe of Sioux Falls S Dak was in the city on business the pastweek Mrs A C Neefe of Lincoln Nebr is in the city for a visit with friends A E Hoffman and son Ellis returned today from a few days visit with friends and relatives in II little longer breathing proved space is measurably im here until they start calling some financier the Wolf of Wall A COINCIDENCE OR REASON Cedar Falls Record Success generally comes to the one who does not challenge the superiority of the other fellow largely racial and climatic Blonds and redheads are rare at the equator and common at the poles Diseases are associated with pe culiar hair for those with a tendency to tuberculosis Schriddies cancer hair is coarse dark hair which grows in localized spots in an individual with cancer Qr Clendenmg Although man is generally con sidered to be a hairless animal there is no part of the body except the red of the lips and the eyelids in which hair does not grow A man sheds hair just like an animal Thirty hairs a day is the normal shedding rate or fur change of homo sapiens Hair is just as individual as thumb prints For criminal purposes a person may be immediately identified by his hair In 183C in a small French village several people were murdered and four suspects were arrested In the home of one of these suspects an ax showing traces of blood was found There were five hairs on the ax and the microscopic examination proved that the suspect a butcher was innocent of the crime The hair was not that of any of the murdered individuals Whether the hair turnsgray in a single night is to be doubted although Marie Antoinettes case has much evidence Maximilian I is said to have turned gray in one night While he was climbing in the mountains in the Tyrol he spent a whole night hanging from a rock before he was saved The hair has many ceremonious implications in different countries The Manchus forced the Chi nese to wear a cue as a token of submission After the revolution in 1911 all the cues were cut off to show that tile Mancbus were no longer supreme Early growth of the beard in youth is celebrated by some nations In China the juvenile beard is shaved for the first time in public linois Mr and Mrs Percy Redfern and family returned I turned low iSwea City reader C F S to pass along to North Iowa parents and daughters this straight talk by the editor of the Manchester Press about a matter of vital importance The mother who allows a IB year old daughter to float around the township in a buggy or auto until 2 a m with a counterfeit sport of weak jaw and weaker morals merely opens the front door to grief and disgrace If you dont know what company your daughter keeps or what time of night she turns in your roar when the gossips get busy will be about as pathetic as the wheeze from a jewsharp The girl who spoons with everybody in the corporate limits ought to be backed into the wood shed and relieved of her over flow of affection with a No 11 supper laid carelessly across the hiplets We would sooner see a girl kiss a blind shoat through a barbed wire fence than have her change partners six nights in a week in the parlor with the lights hand goods any more than you can fit a bathrobeoh a goat There are lots 61 weakmind ed parents who are going up against the judgment day with about as much show as a cross eyed girl at a beauty show and their children will rise up and call them blessed with the enthu siasm of a onelegged man at a club dance 15 in One Group Had Never Seen a G A R told of an incident m a Mason City school f e centiy which should im press upon all of us how precious are the few Civil war veterans still with us When some G A R officials appeared before a group the man doing the introducing asked the question How many of you have never seen a Civil war veteran before Out of the audience of between 200 and 300 15 hands shot up In another five years that 15 will have grown to the entire audience in that particular school for the reason that there are today only three remaining G A Rs in Ma son City with an average age in excess of 90 years and a condi tion of health which is not at all reassuring Here indeed is an asset of cit izenship which should be guarded with the greatest of zeal Our na tional defenders in the period be tween 61 and 65 have held aloft a guiding torch for three quarters of a century Surely they are en titled to all the honors that can be heaped upon them Ghosts of 1000 Auto Victims to Be Paraded am going to tie interested in the safely stunt describ ed in a newspaper clipping passed along to this department by Frank E Foster of Iowa Falls from his winter home in San Diego The ghosts of 1000 men wo men and children killed in traffic here during the last year will walk the streets of Los Angeles soon In spirit at least the traffic dead will walk side by side with 1000 living persons The thousands living each rep resenting a killed in traf fic will parade through the streets as a grim reminder of the heavy toll traffic is taking in Plans for a paradeof the to call attention to the dead It is harder to marry off a last night from a holiday visit at Elmore Minn Mrs M B Milligan of Crookston Minn is visI gjri that has been pawed over by I every yap in the community than it is to fatten a sheep on pine apple ice You cant goldbrick a sharpeyed suitor with second iting with relatives in the city Twenty Years The Misses Emma Rehm Lulu Deile Post Marie Downs and Alice Westfall have returned from a vacation visit with relatives and friends in Min neapolis G H Brooks of Ackley visited yesterday with relatives in the city Supt Paul G James of the Fertile consolidated schools was in the city for a brief visit yesterday Pauline Newcomer Harold Wiley Harry Orr Jim Conroy Herman Brims and Clyde Boyd have returned to their studies at Ames following a holi day visit in the city Eppie Brown deputy county superintendent re turned today from a visit at Minneapolis Ten Years Risberg accuser of the White Sox and Tigers in a bought series in 1917 appeared today to face the involved players in a dramatic hearing before Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis C J Brown meter setter for the Peoples Gas and Electric company was found dead in the base ment of the home of A L Briar where he had been changing the gas meter Coroner W E Long said death was caused by asphyxiation Henrietta Smith who has been visiting in the city has returned to Fort Dodge where she is em ployed Mr and Mrs Paul Calkins returned last night to their home at Gary Ind following a holiday visit with friends and relatives in the city Chief of Police C O Harden ot Owatonna Minn was in the city today were approved yesterday by the board of supervisors who adopt ed a resolution favoring the pa rade at the earliest possible time The action was taken by the supervisors after the Hollywood Post No 43 of the American Legion asked that such an event be held as part of the American Legions national program to educate the public in traffic safety Answers to Questions By FREDERIC J RASKIN NOT ft writing the Mils kin Director W What docs a slietlantl pony weigh R K Average 300 to 375 pounds What was the first V S third party D S The Quids It was so called from tertium quid a third thing be cause its members supported nei ther the administration forces nor their federal opposition John Ran dolf of Virginia was its leader m New Wrinkles in Strikes IF FOR no other reason J936 will be remembered for having produced two new wrinkles in strike psychology One of these has been the folded arms or sitdown strike idea The other is the telephone boycott strategy which has just come out of Mexico City France seems to have fathered the folded arms type of strike In the furiesof the French general strike that gave rise to the Blum ministry French shop workers perfected Mahatma Gandhis pas sive in industrial disputes They improved on Gandhis style by having striking work men lay siege to their plants and remain at their posts with folded arms until terms had been met or compromised This strike technique was soon imported into the United Slates and used in the Bendix strike in South Bend A telephone boycott such as the Confederation of Mexican Workerswill launch against govern ment offices at Mexico City for the forthcoming arrival of Leon Trotzky is something else again Trotzky will soon establish himself in an isolated hacienda somewhere in central Mexico in response to an invitation from the Mexican government Inas much as the Mexican Telephone syndicate is af filiated with the Confederation of Mexican Work ers operators will boycott government calls When Mexican operators are asked for government tele phone connections they will reply politely but firmly The line is busy This will be a remote but effective way of expressing Mexicos indigna tion against the government Labor controversies are leaning more on psy chology and public inconvenience than on physical violence Vagrant Thoughts By LOO LUKK TOMORROW lly CLARK IUNNA11U Do not waste your time on Social questions What is Ihc with tiic poor Is Poverty What Is the matter wltb the rich is Ilernard Sliaw AND SOMETIMES the night sky looks like a Prussian blue bowl hobnailed with shimmering stars Took a lot of trees to make the pulp that made the paper that was used to write up the Ed wardWally saga And I just wonder if Wally real ly called him Boysy in one of their phone conver sations Oh Boy And now that Edward Duke of Windsor has given Wally a mink coat and she has given Wm an opossum coat I take it they dont in tend let their love cool off any As I have said before these leafless tree branches are like the bony fingers of old nge seeking to clutch the blue of skies Going back n bit Funny about those big wigs in England who would sanction Mrs Simpson in the role of never as queen Ed ward didnt see it that way so it was outa the Notable Grace Goodhue Coolidge b 1878 widow of the late great president Dr E Stanley Jones b 1883 Methodist missionary who wrolc the bestsclling book The Christ of the In dian Road Gilbert Seldes b 18D1 newspaper columnist and Intelligentsiabaiter Merry Stanley Rukeyser b 18D7 economist and writer Zasu Pitts b 1837 and Dorothea Wieck b 1908 ALL OF US By niAUSlIALL MASLIN What wood is in skis T American secondgrowth shag photoplay actresses Ray Milland b 1907 in Drogheda Ireland one time member of the Royal Horse Guards now photoplay actor Jan 3 107 B Tullius Cicero was born to the great regret oi many a schoolboy stumbling through Ciceros majestic Latin 2000 years after it was phrased by the greatest orator ot antiquity Cicero was exiled for saving his country He foiled a traitor and did away with him In so doing he violated a law of Rome that no citizen could be punished capitally for any crime save by sentence ot the people in regular assembly and all Giccros oralory could not save him winda for him A man from Norway looking at the lovely TeLon mountains in Wyoming said Why do you Americans come to our country to view mountain scenery This is equal to any in our country or Switzerland the dregs that are Jeft The worthlessness of Some folks manage to t fli 1 That Illinois singing mouse will probably end up in the stomach of some Tabby that likes music with her meals keep two hills and a hollow ahead of trouble James Norman Hall lowan who has lived in the South Seas since his flight from civilization in 1918 has a philosophy that might do all of us some good He does not care to possess things his wealth he has written consists in things he cando without Some food for thought there Like Llewellyn Powys Hall is an enemy of this machine age Like to see Peter Schumachers letter reprinted in every newspaper in the United Slates This letter ap peared in Editors Mail Bag column Dec 19 and was captioned Why I Am Glad I Live in America On second a fine piece of literature for teachers to read to their once but oft en The ageold sadness of sunset Jan 3 phenomenon known as clcc triciiy was first noted in Lcydcn Holland whence the Lcydcn jar got its name by Pictcr and Con von Mussehcnbroek Tile experiment in which this first great electrical discovery was made can be conducted by any one They coated a thin glass vial inside and out with tinfoil and partly filled it with water In this a cork pierced by a nail was floated with a nail touch ing the liquid The charge produced within the jar was released by connection with a voltic battery and the charge conveyed over a copper wire pro ducing a flash of light All know the wonders that have been produced by electricity since that day but no one knows exactly what electricity is i Jan 3 postal savings banks in the country were opened one in each state ONE MINUTE a strong man armed keepeth his palace his goods nrc in peace Luke CONFESSIONS OF AN OLD MAN I FELL for my first gal because her two old maid sisters wouldnt permithcr out of sight but shed sneak out into the orchard to meet me My second gal got me because when we went swimming she would take off the outer skirt to her swimming suit when she got into deep water and then really would swim instead of playing on the beach Another gal got me because she ran away in stead of letting me kiss her The next gal became my steady because she sympathized with me when I couldnt get to first base with her boarding school roommate who was my third heartache Then I moved tomy first job away from home and lived in a boarding house and a gal hooked me because she could cook a steak and make an apple pie the way my mother did I fell hard for her and used to sing songs to her with my horse as my only audience I Next a gal Icinda got under my skin by quitting her job as my stenographer nnd calling me up to sny she realized Id never call upon her while she worked for me But the gal I fell hardest for was one who wasnt afraid lo ride with me through the citys thickest traffic the first time I drove a car She wasnt afraid of me although I was a bit afraid of displeasing her I dont believe she was afraid of the devil him self One could tell that by the independent up lilt of her nose and the selfreliant free and easy swish of her short skirt as her 98 pounds walked down the street No matter where I drove how fast or how close I passed other cars she never was a sideseat driv er But now after a couple of decades shes the best backseat driver one cares to listen to for di rections When I complain about the difference between then and now she merely says Im not a damn tool any still not afraid of the devil himself nnd Im still afraid of displeasing her P friend Willis Hawkins sent this to me and 1 had to run it didnt 1 And perhaps Mrs Hawkins will like it perhaps she wont A reader can set Hie answer to any nucstion ut fact bj i City GIobcGiiTclles Information Bureau Frederic f lliis ihlnston D C 1lensc send threo 0 cent postage for reply Out of a job tiie worker draws 17 shillings a week for 26 weeks if he is idle that long with nine shil lings additional if he is married and three shillings additional for each child if any in his family How much money did Eltorc gel for his fijtht with Louis A B It was 35526526 Louis 8D789 How fast is a ski jumper travel ing when he comes to the jump F S A ski jumper at the moment of takeoft into space travels at be tween 60 and 110 miles an hour depending upon steepness of the hill What docs belles lettres mean W F Literally fine or beautiful let finer or higher types of literature or literature as a fine art are referred to in this expres sion WouW nainliiigr flic case of a piano injure ils t9ne A C Probably would A is carefully selected for use in these circumstances and the tone qual ity of an instrument can be changed by mistreatment shellbark white hickory best meets the requirements The great est skimakers of Norway and Sweden use only American hick ory imported from the forests of the Minnesota region Does the word unmarried carry the idea that the person has never been married L E Refers only to a persons pre sent status A widow or widower is spoken of as unmarried What is the mosi frequent form of cancer E H Cancer of the stomach What is the leading flour city of the world P B The bureau of agricultural eco nomics says Buffalo has recently come to the front and now leads the world in total output of flour while Minneapolis is second When was the first concert or chestra formed in America D R The Philharmonic founded by Gottlieb Graupner in 1799 When did Finland become inde pendent K S Finland which had been part of the Russian empire declared its independence in December 1917 after the bolshevik revolution It became a republic a year later and was recognized in May 1919 by the nations including the United States assembled at the peace conference What is llic shortest distance across U S C C 1 Household Accounts The shortest a straight line drawn from a point near Charles ton S Car to a point near San Dieuo Cal measures 2152 miles When and where were the Nav1 ajo capitol buildings crecterl H P The new Navajo capitol build ings are 27 miles northwest of Gallup N Mex and were built at a cost of They have been occupied since July 193S How docs the English unem ployment Insurance plan work V S J The English worker is given an unemployment insurance book in which each week the employer puts stamps which represent 20 cents deducted from the workers pay 20 cents 10 pence contrib uted by the employer and 20 cents contributed by the government Saving always is easier in households operated on a monthly budget Every successful thrift j plan begins with a budget The j GlobeGazette Household Budget Booklet for 1937 will help you i with your budgeting and account ing Thirtytwo pages on special durable paper Twenty pages of 1 thrift hints and twelve ruled ac counting pages for keeping a daily record of expenses and in come The special paper will pre serve your daily records indefi I nitely in either ink or pencil j Every household needs this use j ful service booklet Your copy will t be mailed direct from our Wash infilon Information bureau En J close ten cents to cover cost and j handling Use coupon 1 The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington I enclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the new Household Budget Booklet Name Street Cily Stale Mail to Washington D
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