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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                scras MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE AX A W LEE NEWSPAPER Isnied Every Week Day by IttASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY 121123 East Slate Slreet Telephone No 3300 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE FEBRUARY 19 1937 LEE P LOOM1S Publisher W EARL HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A NOREM City Editor LLOYD L GEER Advertising Manager Entered as secondclass rnatter April 17 1030 at the post oUicc at Mason City Iowa under the act of March 3 1579 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively en titled to the use tor puWlcallcm all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and all local news Full leased wire service by UnitedPress 1MEMBEH IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION with DCS AToines news and business offices at 405 Shops Building SUBSCIUPTIQN RATES Mason City and Clear Lake Mason City and clear Lake by the year S700 by the week S 15 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE AND WITHIN 300 JIttES OF MASON CIT1 Per year by carrier 5700 By mail G months Per week by carrier S 15 By mail 3 months SI2 Per year by mail S400 By mall 1 month S 50 OUTSIDE MILE ZONE IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA Per Year SSOO Six months 5325 Three months IN ALL STATES OTHER THAN IOWA ANU MINNESOTA Per 6 months 54so 3 months 5250 1 For some reason or other the Chicago Tribunes assault on the presidents judiciary reform proposal hasnt been as spirited as one would expect from these quarters The almost universal respect for traffic lights gives one heart to believe thaj other regulations would be as effective if specific The Townsend movement has been dead as a doornail for months and months hut its promoters continue to farm the old people Things arent always what they seem Warner Oland for example the screens best Chinese isnt Chinese at all DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott U S Lard and Cuban Sugar TT HAS always impressed us that there is consid erable of hooey and hogwash in the contention that United States ought to Jet Cuba grow this countrys supply of sugar or the bulk it so that we HS our part of the deal can supply Cuba with her lard We would naturally turn to Wallaces Farmer for the most authoritative statement of that viewpoint Whenever we hear of anybody urging the farmers the corn belt to raise more acres of sugar beets we wonder whether most farmers would prefer to trade their lard to Cuba in re turn for sugar or to reduce their hog production and go into the raising of sugar beets instead It is certain that if we decline to buy sugar from Cuba Cuba is going to be forced to refuse our lard Cuba can apparently raise sugar more cheaply than we can Quite clearly we can pro duce work and lard better than Cuba Why not swap Lets examine the fabric out of which this gar ment is made Well begin by not paying too much attention to the contention that Cuba can grow sugar more cheaply than can this country That same claim can be made and proved with regard to almost any other crop produced in America The tariffis the American way of competing with the peasant and peon agriculture in other parts of the world Dairymen of North Iowa well understand what would be their lot without the protection of a tariff wall Wow lets make some comparisons as to pounds and dollar value of our lard exports to Cuba anc our raw sugar imports from Cuba Sujrar From Cuba to United States X031 Imports in Pounds 2728 6798588000 192930 5538742000 193233 3383250000 193334 2578353000 193135 5410868000 Lard From United States to Cuba Suppose they had laid Justice Holmes on the shelf when he was 70 Or Justice Brandeis A chair factory would seem to be the logical place to stage a sitdownstrike Scrapiron is another material out of which wars are made PROS and CONS MORE DUST AHEAD FOR IOWA Indianola Tribune Iowa is warned to be pre paredfor more dust storms this year H D Hughes hend of farm crops at Iowa Slate college believes such storms are inevitable unless there is heavy rainfall this spring and throughout the year because of the extensive killing of bluegrass pastures in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska REACHING FOR MORE POWER Ellcader Register president Roosevelt has shown his hand He wants power Not sat isfied with control of the executive branch of the government and also through a subservient con gress largely ready to rubber stamp his ready made bills the legislative branch as well he reaches out for control of the judicial GILLETTES STATURE REVEALED Burlington HawkeyeGazette Senator Gillette has gained much strength and prestige back home for his prompt statesmanlike and clear ex pression of his position on this allimportant ques tion supreme court enlargement while his col league Senator Herring suffers in comparison for his waittosee attitude Year 193938 193233 V 193334 193435 W Exports in Pounds 79860000 10023000 14217000 31179000 The first thing observable here is the enormous disparity between the lard exports and the sugar imports In the average year covered the sugar poundage was 4753760400 against the lard pound age of 33327000 In other words for every pound of American lard shipped to Cuba approximately 160 pounds of Cuban raw sugar is brought into United Slates Yes some willsay but lard is a more valuable commodity than sugar Thats ly three times as valuable on the average so far as the Mason City retail price is concerned When lard is retailing for 15 or 18 cents in Mason City re fined sugarwill be somewhere in theneighborhood of 5 cents a pound Raw sugar of course would be appreciably less than this But any way you figure it America is giving odds of somewhere be tween 25 and 50 to 1 in this lardsugar exchange with Cuba Its time to strip this whole business of its ho cuspocus If it bottoms on enormous Wall Street holdings in Cuban sugar plantations lets be in formed Under an America for Americans sys tem of economics first consideration should be given to selfcontainment in sugar as well as in other foodstuffs Millions of acres of land taken out of production in fields where there is an ex portable surplus could be diverted to sugar beet or sugar cane growing Why isnt this being done The Cuban lard fiction wasnt much good to start with and it has become utterly threadbare from overuse EVER CONSIDER IT THIS WAY Fairmont Sentinel Married men are so dumb that most of them think they met their motherin law through their wives If they only knew they met their wives through the mothersinlaw Its a pretty good arrangement too makes for happy and enduring marriage than which what Is more desirable VAMPIRE NEVER AUqHro SUCKlliE BLOOD OF YliTfM KEEP OR THE LIKE A A FLOWER 4O oF WE 43 cAPrioL UK HEP STAfES HAVE POMES BECOME ALMOST AW AMER1CAH frlAf LAWS CANNOT BE UNDERA DOME MME WALRU5E AKD HUMTwq AND COIYklGHt 1937 CNTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 2I FLOUTING THE SOVEREIGN Staunton Va News Leader Only two newspa pers in Virginia of the largenumber of the News Leaders exchange list have failed to take the view that the presidents plan for reorganizing the fed eral judiciary is an indirect method of securing su preme court approval of new deal measures thus circumventing the constitution SUREFIRE CUBE MEASURE Algona Advance A sure cure for sitdown strik ers is suggested by the Rolfe Arrow editor He would have the marine band march into the plants playing the Star Spangled Banner and every son ofagun would have to stand up The strike would be broken right there THEYLL NEED SOME GOOD LUCK Waukon Republican and Standard Here is wish ng Iowas new coach Ir Tubbs the 500 per cent ecord he hopes for and success to the team he will coach this fall They will need and deserve all of the loyalty and support they can get throughout the entire state DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CIENnENIVG M 11 The Line Was Busy jyjEXICO has a subtle way of detouring difficul ties Last week Leon Trolzky found out to his sorrow that Mexico could muzzle his mouth ings in unique ways aged bolshevik exile had prepared a fiery message for communist sympathy mass meeting in New York Wednesday night In Manhattans Hippodrome a crowd of 6000 reds and Trotzky POWER OVER THE COURTS Lakota Record Any conscientous congressman who believes in the constitution as a necessary ele ment in our governmental structure will be very slow to grant to the president the power to sus pend the effectiveness of tlie court for the next four years WILSON A GOOD SPORT Clear Lake Reporter George A Wilson wisely announced that he would not contest the election of NelsonG Kraschel He closed his remarks by saying Governor Kraschel has my best wishes lhat shows Wilson is a good sport HELP NOT CRITICISM NEEDED Eockford Register If the Iowa alumni will let the new football coach Irl Tubbs run the football team and confine their activities to supplying him with plenty of material Iowa will once again find a place under the football spotlight WE ASKED FOR IT Council Bluffs Nonpariel Too many beer per mits have been issued and too much liquor is being consumed But what are we going to do about it We asked for these conditions when we repealed prohibition SOUND ON THE CONSTITUTION Council Bluffs Nonpareil Borah is erratic in spme ways but he is sound on the constitution and the courts He is in a position to render the coun try valuable service ISNT THIS THE TRUTH Ringsted Dispatch We have no right to com plain about our school board or city council unless we take enough interest in their election to go to the polls and vote y sympathizers sat impatiently waiting Leon Trotzkys talk over long distance telephone From m o City there was only silence At last a local repre apologes to offer When Trotzky demanded to know why he had been unable to broadcast to New MnnJ Else had any trouble elephone connechons that he was met with the customary Mexican remark Quien sabe Who knows Leon Trotzky found that he was froleh out Mexico has naive ways to handle such OLD MEMORIES STIRRED Forest City Republican The name Keith Vaw ter will bring back memories of the good old days to many of our citizens as Chautauqua week was the big event in Forest City for many years JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE ClarionMonitor They shot a man for singing the Beautiful Ohio down in Cincinnati last week cases Why All the Shooting to public opinion there have been few major reversals of laws by the United points thC UnUed States News enacted since 178D The supreme has found only 73 of be in conflict with the constitution Twelve of average of three in the past three years Out of those 73 barely 16 concerned acts of congress that affected the everyday lives of citi were largely technical iTon fro laws in the years 178D The supreme court fn all of that time 7O in them The last precinct has been heard from Colonel Brookhart says the proposal is to unpack the su preme court EDITORS MAIL BAG THE ROSE BY ANOTHER NAME MASON to a heading on Mr Kollmans article in Fridays issue of your valuable paper Please howcan you be set right on O A R P when there is no such organization With your kind permission and for your information and also for that of the few of the general public who are uninformed as to the fact I make the following statement Not since the great national convention in Cleveland last July lias the O A R p existed Af that time by unanimous vote of the delegates in attendance the name of the organization was changed to the far more appropriate one of the Townsend national recovery plan Under this ban ner the movement is marching on with irresistible force and their bill known as the general welfare act of 1937 has already been introduced into the house ways and means committee ready to be pres ented to the president and the United States con Mr Kollman Is known personally to me and is an exceptionally well informed 26 year old farm er of Rockford Iowa and certainly knows his sub Respectfully yours MARGARET ARMSTRONG MICROSCOPE UNFOLDS SECRETS MOST important part of the practice medicine is the humble task of observation an ministration at the bedside Such work is an ar but an art based on science And to raise it above mere art to an applied science it must constantly b fed by contributions from the laboratory The microscope in its development furnishec more to medicine than any other single instrumen With it medicine unlocked tlie se crets of the cell of generation o heredity of fundamental diseas processes and of the world o bacteria Almost hand in hand with th development of microscopy move forward the science of chemistry In making a diagnosis the physi cian uses chemistry to examine th unne the composition of the blood and stomach secretion In curin the patient chemistry is responsi ble for the form of most of the drugs you take for the circulation Qr Clendeninj diet for the condition o r i e alr In your roorafor the dis miection of the articles you use These two methods have been for many yean combined in medical practice in the form of the clinical laboratory and it is encouraging to fine from the report of Dr Theodore Abel of Chicago that they are still making progress Perhaps a re view of these will give the reader some ideas of the daily work of the average doctor In the field of bacteriology he names as of mos help first the use of the BordetGergou mediurr to diagnose whooping cough and to release cases from quarantine earlier The medium is spread out like jelly on a flat plate and the patient coughs on it The whooping cough germs grow on the me dium 111 metallic looking colonies making if ap pear as if a pinch of mercury had been sprayed on it If no such colonies appear the patient is no longer spreading the disease and can be released Along the same line a quick method has beer developed of culturing diphtheria bacilli so that growth occurs in eight hours This allows of an earlier administration of antitoxin in doubtfu cases A new food poisoning germ has been Isolated One of the most astonishing tests of recent years is the AschlieimZondek method for the early de termination of pregnancy As soon as pregnancy begins the woman develops a changed secretion in her body which is cast out in great amounts in the urine When some of this urine is injected into an undeveloped female animal it rapidly becomes ma ture By a modification of this called after Fried man the test has been made more accurate so that prediction of a blessed event can be made without benefit of Walter Winchell many months before mat eminent detective finds out Such developments gives an idea of the im mensely complex work which goes on in medical practice QUESTIONS FROM READERS Mrs L O My 13 year old daughter is troubled by periodic attacks of pinworm Can you give some advice for curing this condition Answer It is usually necessary to treat pin worms by mouth as well as irrigation of the lower bowel because they lodge in the upper intestine and appendix and are not reached by the irrita tion They are frequently extremely stubborn and treatment must be carried out repeatedly Santonin followed by calomelis the drug recommended to be taken by mouth and quassia one ounce of quassia chips in a pint of gross jcct TOMORROW By CLARK KINNAIRD Births Arline Judge b 1912 in Bridgeport Conn photoplay actress Sacha Guitry b 1885 French dramatist and actor who does all the things that Noel Coward does only better Albert Henry Wiggin chairman of gov erning committee Chase National bank New York City and director of 40 corporations Robert Wadlow of Alton 111 b 1918 tallest American eight feet plus Feb 21 The first national labor parly was formed in Columbus Ohio and believe it or not the candidate nominated lor president was an associate justice of the United States supreme court He was David Davis 57 year old native of Cecil county Maryland who had been perhaps the closest friend of Abraham Lincoln He was never a labor unionist or worker Davis received one electoral vote in the election which Grant won Five years later he resigned from the supreme court to become a senator from Illinois I EARLIER DAYS IN MASON Thirty Years The fifth fire alarm since Saturday was turned in today noon this time from the Killmer drug store No damage was done and immediately fol lowing the alarm word came from the same source that there was no fire Charles Hathorn who injured his knee by a fall when in Chicago a few weeks ago is improving rapidly and will soon be able to walk as usual The Congregational choir will meet this evening at the home of Mrs J E Blythe Mrs Clarence White arrived in the city Monday afternoon for a weeks visit with her parents Mr and Mrs William Weigle Engineer Strayer and William Sampson leave Monday for Los Angeles Cal where they will join their wives and return here for a month Twenty Years NEW American ships from this port arc now on the high seas exposed to the dan ers of German submarine warfare and several oth ers are ready for immediate departure Mason City high school girls defeated the girl cagers from Austin Minn 43 to 0 last night on the lome floor preserving their undefeated record for he season The high scorer was Elsie Johannsen who dropped in 12 baskets and one free throw At Spirit Lake the Mason City boys team lost 20 to 16 to the Spirit Lake five Cecilia Morgan spent the weekend visiting at Charles Cily J E Igou returned today from Chicago where spent the past week Dr G N Beemer has returned from Charles City where he attended the meeting of tlie Mason City District Dental association The B F Goodrich Tire company of Akron Ohio plans to establish a supply store in the city Ten Years More than 60 track candidates have reported on the Mason City high schools indoor track for rudi mentary practices Pairings and time schedule for the sectional jasketball tournament to be held here March 35 were drawn by J Leonard Kline director of ath etics at the local school today Mason City will meet Kanawha in the second round that an impend ng clash behyeen Diaz and Sacasa armies at Ma agalpa will jeopardize American lives and prop erty the government is concentrating additional orccs in Nicaragua Buit Zuver of Des Moines was a visitor in the ity today OBSERVING U S Army Profits by II Duces Experience note by the papers tha the latest to be stream lined is the United States army doughboy The army uni form is being redesigned for effi ciency and mobility for the firs time since 4 million American made their acquaintance with army O Ds and roll puttees in 1917 and 1918 For the first time in modern military history the United States army is going to get a uniform in which soldiers can comfortably march drill and fight The gen eral staff has finally discovered what any doughboy knew by per sonal tight tunics and bandagelike leggings were totally unsuited for field service Taking a tip from the Italian expeditionary forces the newly designed army uniform will be light with a zipper jacket and slacks A light airconditioned helmet will give the infantry men protection rain against rifle fire and It has been hard to turn the high command from the tradition al brass buttons and braid that have characterized the service since the days of Valley Forge The first American soldiers that went to France with Pershing togged out in felt campaign hats of SpanishAmerican war vintage and tight tunics had to be com pletely refitted for service in the front line In the years since the armistice the army has gradually gone back to ornate uniforms and brass buttons Finally the brass braids on the general staff are go ing to put the American soldiers in a comfortable simple uniform What the army may henceforth lack in glamour it will have in utility A Pean of Praise for Bus Service have erous knocks on our Mason City bus service It is only fair therefore it seems to me to give space here to some words of praise contributed by Ruth Han son 317 Twentythird street southwest Diirlnjr the inuwslarm night Did anyone While U was one roilldnt No one wonder could be Jasl Saturday nollce the busts werft right iiiK and Tilouinr 1111 iherc the buses acherinfe without Thej right any delay After all oiks Home wasnt Imill In a day Vie nere all quick lo knock and make our Knocks laud So now all Oabotne a hand Really Serving Our Mason City Boyhood wouldnt have to know more than this about the Y M C A here to be for it While its membership of boys is not much in excess of 300 its program of boys work is be ing participated in by more than 1417 individuals By the nature of things my own contacts with the Y are mostly at the downtown building But some of my friends tell me that the community programs sponsored by the Y in various parts of the city arc fully as valuable and im portant And I suspect they reach an even larger number of persons By every test the Y M C A is entitled to both gratitude and sup port from this community England and Wales Beat Us on Homes like to thinkof United SgStates as the great nation of homes But I find no comfort in this thought when I consider the homebuilding record of United States as compared with that of England and Wales be tween 1930 and 1935 It was de pression time here of course But so was it in Great Britain And whereas we built a total of 349000 family dwellings England and Wales were constructing 1406725 And in 193G pression time when it wasnt de England and Wales ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASLIN built 320000 homes compared with 120000 in the United Stales A Hopeful Outlook on Highway Deaths gg find comfort in the fact SgMhat although the motor death toll reached an alltime high of 38500 in 1936 18 states through well organized ntensive safety effort Iowa me of them reduced their traffic deaths as compared with 1935 Eight the 13 largest cities in he country including New York City actually reduced fatalities All of these accomplishments took lace in the face of an increase in auto travel last year amounting to 2 billion miles A calm appraisal of these facts help but tell us that the utomobile accident problem is not s hopeless as sometimes we think is A nation state or community an do something about its liigh vay slaughter if only it wants to ad enough Thats the whole question Here in this community up to nis time Im sorry to say we avent wanted to pay the piice Answers to Questions By FRKDERIG J IIASKIX PLEASE rcaIcr can jtl he answer lo any of del 1T Cily Intorraallon Bure5 rdrr J nV kl Drcdor n c irce 3 of crops ESSAY ON APPETITE A PPETITE is what makes you enjoy your meals Its what makes the small boy come home from chool and butter a dozen soda crackers and put ugar on them and eat every one of them and fill us pockets with raisins and nuts and two hours ater is clamoring for his supper Its what makes the puppy and the cat head first of all for rie kitchen stove where their dishes are hoping or scraps and look reproachfully at you if noth ng is there Appetite is what Diamond Jim Brady had ap etiles what a lot of those motion picture ladies nd gentlemen wish had never been invented Vppetite is very fine when you are hungry and inner is ready appetite to put it mildly is a real annoyance when theres no food in sight Vppetite worries fathers and mothers when their hiidren havent got it Appetite makes a man ay Tm so hungry I could cat an old shoe Hun cr once made me hunt around in a field for a unk of bread Id thrown away two days before eat it when I found it Hunger is a er s a am in the stomach appetite is a joyful eagerness 0 get your teeth into something good Appetite for food isnt the only thing Ap etite for living is even more important Ap etite is the healthy drive in men and women that makes them want to see know feel taste smell link risk battle discover walk run work play et out and see things do things get the most out f themselves out of other human beings out of very encounter with life Not all appetite is good safe reasonable but he drive behind all appetite is real is evidence being alive Good appetite makes for interest no excitement and creation Poor appetite leads 1 boredom disillusion melancholy and defeat you dont believe me ask your doctor ONE MINUTE all things bplieveth ail things hopeth all things cndurelh all CorinthiRiis 37 Did the maritime strike affcci the Panama canal traffic B B Total transits were running around 175 a month before the strike and fell to about 50 Tons of cargo have fallen from about 1000000 a month to about 225 000 Whereas before the strike more than 100 vessels in Ameri can coastwise trade transited the canal in a month in December the number had fallen to 5 Tolls collected by the United States have fallen from around a month to about 110000 Who are the sons of the late Joyce Kilmer J K The poets sons are Kenton S and Christopher Kilmer How many different kinds insects are destructive to K L There are 7000 types of pests destructive to trees crops and grass What state lias most covered bridges J G Prof L B Puffer head of the civil engineering department of the University of Vermont who has made a study of covered bridges says there are probably more in Vermont than in any other state Professor Puffer has photographed more than 200 of them How larpe was the liouse at Mount Vernon when Washington first went to live there H J At that time the house consisted of two stories and an attic with four rooms on each floor What per cent of the people in U S have goiter D M Dr J T Stevens estimates that thyroid ailments affect four per cent of the people Is the class curtain still in the National theater of Mexico Citv R B The curtain is still at this the ater officially known as the Pal acio de Bellas Artes This huge curtain executed by Tiffany New York is one of its most striking features and is perhaps the only one of its kind in the world It is composed of thousands of pieces of vancolored glass and the novel lighting arrangement reveals the snow crowned vol canoes Popocatepetl and Ixtacci huatl at sunrise midday and sun set How lone did Rudyard Kiplimr live in Vermont R K From 1892to 1896 and that time completed the two Jun gle Books wrote many of the po ems in The Seven Seas some of the stories in The Days Work as well as Captains Courageous What was the shape of the Cir cus niaximus R P Built with tiers of seals run ning parallel with the sides of the course and forming a crescent round one the ends The other end was straight and at right angles to the course so that the plan of tho whole bad nearly Hie form of an eclipse cut in half at nlj its vertical axis A fence ran through the middle separating tlie return course from the starting one The straight end was occu pied by the stalls where the char iots and horses were held in read iness Who assists Dr Dafoc in carins for the Dlonnc quintuplets W H Assisting the doctor are Miss Yvonne Leroux who has been with the children since their birth and Miss Jacqueline Noel who teaches them music and French How many tracks for dog races in England M B There are 152 and last year the totalizator betting amounted to It has been said gentlemen pre fer blonds Which do the women prefer Experience of agencies which supply escorts for women in New York and other cities is said to indicate a preference for blonds at the ratio of two to one among tlie women who specify the type of escort they want What country lias the greatest per capita fire loss T N Fire losses in the United Slates and Canada greatly exceed the losses of any other country on a per capita basis NEW ALMANAC The offer of Uncle Sams Al manac for 1937 has brought the largest mail handled by our Wash ington information bureau in many years It is one of the most poplar publications ever produced by that institution Everyone likes Compiled principally from gov ernment sources It is a new kind of almanac No propaganda but a wealth of everyday information useful to the whole family Covers 1IJ5 subjects including a ready reference calendar for 200 years household hints garden advice notes on ctiquet pointers on let tor writing and political and eco nomic data besides the Usual al manac and calendar pages Inclose a dime to cover cost and handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Fredric J Haskin director Washington D C In inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for a copy of Uncle Sams Almanac Name Street City State Mai to Washington D i Vm ft   

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