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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1929, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE MONDAY APRIL 11929 THREE A Lee Syndicate Newspaper 121123 East State Street 27 28 and 29 Telephone Numbers WILL F MUSEEditor W EARL HALLManaging Editor LEE P LOOMISBusiness Manager CERRO GORDO CO REPUBLICAN Established 1861 Weekly Globe Established May 1SS3 Daily Globe Established October 1SSO The Mnson City Tiroes Founded in 1876 Issued Every Week Dey Afternoon by MASON CITS GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY BIEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwiea credited in this paper and also all local news published herein Official Paper In the City and County SUBSCRIPTION RATES Daily per Daily per week10 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Psiily per year by carrierJ70C Daily per week by carrier 15 Dally per year by S months S months 1 month 61 Outside 109 mile zone daily per year 600 months J32E 3 months THE RACKETEER rpHK racketeer la the man who proposed to live without legitimate work He proposes to prey on others who do work Nothing is beneath him He has no ethics and no scruples He proceeds on the unspoken theory of the beast of get his The racketeer is simply a barbarian He Is a modern man who has reverted to savagery There is no recognition on his part has come to the world He is living in the past Hav ing done no good thinkingand no good living he has made no adjustment to the new world The racketeer is a throwback to prehistorlc times Advertising Kates Furnished on Application Entered at the Postofflca at Mason City Iowa as Second Class Matter i Speech IB great but silence 13 greater j I TOO MUCH TERRITORY COVERED TN RUNNING thru the minutes of ine annual meet ing of state high school athletic association repre sentatives one Is left with the suspicion that age rather than the young idea has prevailed in some of the deliberations In ruling against holding athletic tournaments be yond the bounds of a specifically against the Stagg is this arraignment of th8 present order Our high schoolathletics are constantly being ex ploited by agencies and for purposes generally devoid of any educational aims and ideals specifically for purposes of advertising publicity community insti tutional and personal prestige financial gain enter tainment and amusement the recruiting of athletic teams and other purposes none of which has much in common with the objectives of high school education There is the further charge that this exploitation tends to promote a tremendously exaggerated pro gram of interscholastic contests detrimental to the academic objectives of the high schools thru a whollj Indefensible distortion of values and in general sub versive of any sane program of physical education Many with quite a fair understanding of the situa tion will disagree with the opinions expressed Is com wunity advertising an unjustifiable objective for high school athletics Thats one of the several question that might be asked If the individual community which supports its own schools out of its own pocke feel differently about whether values are in oughtifr to bold ng such an opinion and acting on The pendulum has swung too far The exaggeration of the overemphasis on athletics is as conspicuous a fthe overemphasis itself ever was 1 n This Is a special department devoted solely to the handling of queries This paper puts at your dis posal the services of an extensive organization in Washington to serve you in any capacity that re lates to information This service is free Failure to make use of it deprives you of benefits to which you are entitled Your obligation Is only two cents in com or stamps inclosed with your inquiry for Jiicct reply Address the GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Buskin Director Washington C THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley A 12MAN CABINET THE American people will be interested or at leas ought to be interested in the proposal to add members to the cabinet This may not come about bu it is at least being discussed by those in authority in the government The idea is to have a secretary o public works and a secretary of education These woul make important departments and there is room fo much work But it is well to keep in mind that effi ciency sometimes decreases in proportion to th number of mea engaged If there is to be a new member in the cabinet ou best suggestion is that he tie a secretary of education It would take a wise man and one astonishingly we qualified to fill this position competently For wh knows what education is And who Knows what ought to be We know fairly well what sort of teach ing and training are to be had in the schools and we know what passes for education But education is something over and beyond the average type of school ing To give boys and girls the right attitude toward the life they are beginning and to give them disci pline and the sense of moral are the great tasks of education Speaking of cabinets one notices that cabinet members speak now and then over the radio That is a perfectly good idea In England those most respons ible for the quality of the government are more re sponsive to the people Cabinets rise and fall more fre quently at the peoples will We contemplate no change for the purpose of modeling our government after that of great Britain but we should indeed welcome all the means which will bring those in authority in our gov ernment into closer and more frequent contact with the people Q When is Child Health Hay A H A The first day of May Q Do the lungs of men and women welch the same C E A In adult men they weigh 40 to 50 ounces In vomcn 28 to 33 Q Can a lawn mower be used on grass in which crocuses are planted M C A Provided grass is not cut until the crocus oliage has died down Crocuses should be planted full inches deep Q When was the first arithmetic text bo published W D E A Cockers Arithmetic the first complete man ial for numerists was published Sept 3 1677 by Sir Roger LEstrange The author who died before i vas published became proverbial in England as a mas er of mathematical subjects His book was a bes seller for nearly a century Q How much alcohol In beer before prohibi tion T V A The percentage was 425 by volume Q What station handles the most trains S N W A South station Boston has 660 trains daily Q How long is the Rio Grande J K C A It is 1900 miles long Q Who first rounded Cape Horn C E S A Schouten a native of Hoorn Holland about 1616 Q How many southern families had slaves In 1860 G G A Of the 1600000 families in the south less than slaves Q After receiving a patent on an article while employed for a manufacturing concern can that concern claim your patent If it will benefit thereby A L A The rule 5s that in the absence of an explicit contract to the contrary such an invention belongs to the employe If however the Invention pertains to the work in which the employe is employed the invention belongs to the employe but the employer is entitled to a shop right that is the right to use the invention ta his shop or factory If the invention is outside the line of the employes work and is made in his own time and without his employers tcvlivor material the many large establishments employes are required to sign agreements to assign to the employing company all inventions made relating to the business of the com pany Q Who said Travel for tlie younger sort Is n part of education for the elder a part of ex perience C R G A This is attributed to Bacon Q Who appoints our ambassadors J K A The president with approval of the senate The term is according to the presidents pleasure AVJ LOOK 1 CANT STooP HIS LONG 8EARP IN HIS COAT AGENT EAD KETYES NOT ONLY HID THE BORNEP SPOT ON HIS WHISKERS BUT IT ALSO FROM PICKING UP PoCKETBoOKS ON THE STREET sms TOMORROWS PAPER Stewart Takes Peep Into Presidents Private Life Not in a Prying Way but Just to Find Out How He Goes j Thru Routine of His Duties By CHARLES I STEWART AS KING TON April dent Hoover spends eight hours in bed out of each 21 At least just now Congress m a y Keep him up later when it meets So may parties when the social season is on Bven now how ever he gets few er than eight hours sleep He THATS the secret of it Kveryono in Mr Hoovers organization is a specialist on his particular job If the Washington correspondents had been urged to submit blueprints showing exactly I he kind of admin istration which w6ild best suit their especial requirements they coulrt not have improved on Mr Hoovers Naturally Mr Hoover will get his reward He certain of all thr breaks in the news Correspond ents are human They do their darnedest to be nice to folk who nice to them Aside from his asy accessibility thru an Ideal private secretary president is a firstclass news source invariably takes on his own account Diet and Health By Lain Hunt Pctern M D Address Inquiries to Dr Peters care GlobeGazette and toelou selfaddressed envelope Sign your name as evidence ol ipod allb Send 10 cents in coin ii you wish Reducing ani Gaining Pamphlet SUN AIR CURE T B OF JOINTS UATY mother 50 years old has tuberculosis of the 1Y1 imee We want to know if putting her on a diet would cure it M Your BROADWAY By Walter Winchell And Mine EVV YORK April be it from us to get sentimental about him The irony of it rates a paragraph how ever He tended door at a night club for two years and always cautioned Broadway pale faces night club reporters about getting enough fresh air You fellers sit in all that smoke and dissipate something terrible he once said I dont see how you stand it Now take me I stand out in the air all the time and have never seen the show inside They took this harmless fellow to a tubercular camp last week and the night club reporters Heaven wills may go on and on and on thinking up mean things to say about people in the papers S a i THINGS I Never Knew Till Now That Mrs Graham Fair Vanderbilt widow of Wm K Vanderbilt never was seen in a public place with her grown son until a week or so ago F MR AVERAGE AMERICAN OR ways tnat arc strange the average American indeed is peculiar For example He rails at the laxity in prohibition enforcement and then flays the prohibition agent who stops a sus pected automobile to conduct a search for liquor Ha criticizes the city for letting BO many dogs run at large and then abuses the dog catcher who picks up an unlicensed dog in performing the duties of his office He rips into the police department for its failure to atop petty larceny or bootlegging and then scores the policeman who uses firm methods in making an arrest He argues for the prosecution of crime wherever it exists and then comments He wouldnt have been convicted if Jied been rich when the ordinary s tence is pronounced He holds abstractly for the dealing out of stern ness in the punishment of crime But specifically he shouts for leniency even coddling when theres an actual cose in point As we said for ways that are strange the average American is peculiar And therein lies the principal reason that the en forcement of law in this country hasnt even Broached perfection ap the sun and the air arc also cur live At Rolliers institute in the Swiss Alps where ie air is pure and ratified and the full benefit of the Itraviolet rays of the sun can be had it is the only method of treatment besides the strappings to correct ositious etc If your mother would consult a tuberculosis spc ialist he would undoubtedly have her expose her knee nd leg to the sun and air every day beginning with few minutes a day and gradually increasing the area xposed and the time of exposure Some cases of lung tuberculosis are also treated by unlight and the artificial ultraviolet rays but not 11 of them Only the physician who has charge of the ase would know whether the particular case is the ypc that would be benefited or not We have an article o1 tuberculosis which takes up he diet which you may have by following column ules That an immediate cure for a hangover is vanilla ce cream crushed into half a glass of cream soda That Warner Brothers and other moom pitcher com mnies havent made a silent flicker for a year and hat the Fox publicity department happens to be quarter than some of the local editors who are starv ng for pageone news That Texas Guinan who calla everybody Hello Sucker fainted on blue Monday after dropping 000 in the Wall Street horror Teenee That Captain Churchill whose Bropdway rendez vous was the spot until three months after prohibi tion went into effect gets per annum from the Orientals to whom he leased the place That a new wrist watch is on the market which i selfwinding the natural moving of the arm keeping i running The right diet is a valuable part of tho treatment of any disease but it is only cura tive so far as we know now iu thu diseases that arc caused by defi cient diets M However it Is be ginning to be believedthat tuber culosis is partly due I o deficient diet for it has been found that those who suffer from this dis ease not a been on a diet that has been lacking in vitamin A which is ao necessary for the integrity of the mucous membranes of the body Tuberculosis of the joints glauds and skin comes under tho heading of surgical tuberculosis for for merly it was thot that only sur HUNT gory was curative But we know ETERi M now that the ultraviolet rays of 1 Peters Ad ventures N1 A Unity Beiltimo Sfory By SIRS FLORENCE SMITH VINCENT A FRIEND AMONG HIS ENEMIES a sound did Duck utter but just staved and stared and stared at Peler until at last the boy grew nervous What in the world is the matter now Duck asked lie are you looking1 at me like that The cold has not gone to your head has it No replied Duck solemnly it hasnt but 1 have just received the surprise of my life You are a TwoLogs arent you Now it was the boys turn to stare at the Duck CA course I am You have been looking at me foi some must have seen me even when you were in the pool Do you mean to tell me this is the first you had noticed it How could you possibly take me fcyrjsnvthintr It T was looking at you i really didnt see you declared Duck slowly I am afraid I was too cold to notice who you were A Two LegB Just think of It The boy lost bis patience at last of what demanded he Suppose T am I am sure I have just as much right to be a TwoLegs as jou have to be a Duck Of course Of course cried the Duck hastily Nobody says you havent But what 1 cant gel over is that I am here beside you and mote than that a book to bed with him Not al ways a detective story either The president is a bi ography fan too Eleven fa his bedtime and he rises at seven but how long he ies awake reading I cant find out I doubt whether anyone knows Probably he dozes off gradually and couldnt tell the precise minute himself Certain chroniclers claim to have timed him all day but I am aware of none who has sat up with him to clock his first snore l ji THIS small uncertaintys signifi cance lies in the fact that fall ing asleep is virtually the only thing in the days work that the president Is permitted to do minus some functionary stop watch in hand to keep him from knocking the whole white house program cockeyed by the merest instants de ay or oversight It must be terrible The system grips the chief mag shate from the second he is sworn n Mr Hoover has been in office a cant month Already anyone oC his aides can recite his dawntogood night routine like a train dispatcher describing the limitcds schedule V W ADMIT I hate prying into such in timate details of a notabilitys ife time does be go to bed and get his his that minutiae There have been presidents whom it jrritated too What wonder The sMHest wage slave would rebel called on by his boss for a splitsec ond account of his every waking mo ment on duty ov off Nevertheless the public demands it of presidents I speaking as a newspaper Mr Hoover He accepts these sassy questions not only goodnaturedly but under i T needed the new presidents talking to yon just as if you were my friend and am I not Havent I just sav saved your Magnetism ho may lack but not forcefulnesF Like his policies or not there is no question that he has them In a month he has told more of what he means to begun doing a good deal oC Calvin Coolidge in seven years BELIEVE his press visitors will agree that Mr Hoover aa presi dent gives an impression of far greater liberality in his political views than some of them had ex pected Ho appears opposed to an oppres sive a disciple of ths tarlffforrevenue creed Many forecasters predicted that would betray jealousy of congress Instead he speaks more respectfully of its prerogatives than any of his recent predecessors Not a trace of the dictatorial shows In what the strictest constitutionalist must ad mit him entitled to His law enforcement attitude Is criticized by those who blame the Jaws themselves if they break down Yet even these critics wonder if his aim may not be to force a climax to hasten real reform In brief Mr Hoovera Initial month in the white house assuredly has gained him friends who were doubtful first Or at any rate they not as doubtful as they were BUT the presidential schedule Well up at 7 breakfast at 8 at his desk at 0 luncheon at 1 back at work at finished at 6 Then maybe a short walk or an auto ride Dinner at A couple of hours of such privacy as is permitted to presidents To bed aa afore at n book inevitably sleep Morpheus alone knows Of course on cabinet days are Tuesdays and Fridays at two of tha fo uOuiv coiltutvuC lis department heads Twice a week too he Tecel WROTE you several months ago and asked you o write on the cause of a fungus skin disease of the lands which is made worse by washing in soap and vater I have failed to see any response to myques ion Have you forgotten me No dear P but there arc so many questions to answer However before this appears I hope you have that the only sensible thing to do is to go to a skin specialist for n diagnosis and proper treatment for no physician can give this without a personal examination AH I can do is to give you some general directions for ringworm which is a fungus growth and may be your trouble for it not infrequently attacks he hands especially around the finger nails Most any antiseptic lotion or ointment will cure ringworm if it is persistently applied The part must be thoroly scrubbed with hot water and soap to soften and remove the scales so the medication can penetrate and kill off the little plants If temporary disfiguration is of no concern Iodine is one of the best applications For children Una should be diluted onehalf with al cohol Jackson states that three to five grains of bi chiorido of mercury to the ounce of water is one of the best applications for adults Sometimes one applica tion will affect a cure Sulphur ointment ammoniato of mercury ointment and many others are used Occasionally ringworm may be quite stubborn and even after it is cured there will appear a new crop t Next Fresh Fruits and Vegetables life Peter was puzzled at the birds actions You have declared Duck That is exactly what makes it all so queer All my life I have made it a point to keep out of the way of all Humans Never did I set eyes on a TwoLegs without running away from him and now all in a day I have been close to two of the close indeed that they have both laid hands on me Two exclaimed the boy in surprise You didn t tell me that I havent had time replied the Duck but it is because of the other TwoLegs that I am so astonished o find myself friendly with you But You have been hinting at things ong enough Duck Do come out with it la there any jcason in the world why you shouldnt be friendly to a TwoLegs Id like to know Duck cleared his throat and acted a bit embarrassed Would you feel kindly toward any creature that tried to take your life every time he saw you asked the bird Probably not replied the boy slowly But who Iocs try to do you harm Kvcry TwoLegs I ever saw except you answered the you have done your best to save my life Instead of destroy it That is why I am so amazed You have been so good to me I hale to tell you but it was really a TwoLegs who was the cause of all my misfortune today timetable in my that it might differ a little from Mr Coolidges No course seemed open but to query Irivate Secretary George Akerson It will inake him sore I thot so idiotic Still if it cant be here we arc on the white house steps Come right in invites Sergeant Larry Seaman the guardian cop recognizing us as the correspond ential corps McKenna custodian of the inner portals admitting to Secretary Akersons sanctum and the presidents own Mr Akerson Sure says Pat Hes always glad to see the news paper boys Without a knock in we go George we explain this is a silly request but to break it to him by degrees And ulushingly we stale the object of ouv call Not silly a bit Secretary Aker son assures us cordially The peo ple have a perfect right to know all about their prompt ly lays the entire schedule before us Ive been a reporter myself you know concludes George Kcxt Driven Into Trouble MibXc between noon and 1 shakes hands with all comers one of these reception days la to be canceled soon it is understood Twice weekly likewise the corre spondents are callersat noon on Tuesdays for the afternoon papers benefit at four Friday afternoons o suit the morning editions conven ience fXCEPT for his otherwise regu larly arranged program tho presidents working hours arc devot ed to an almost uninterrupted series of as much aa 30 minutes many fewer than five Anyone who knows Mr Hoover is aware that he dispatches business rapidly He never appears to hurry but he wastes no words He never sits down at table with out business and so ciability Not only are they invited formally in advance but frequently a few are summoned on short notice by telephone or the president brings them in from his office with no no tice at all As for the white house it is something of a puzzle how the master of the household manages an regularly to get away at all the company he lias OTHER EDITORS That Ziegfeld who knows more beautiful wome than any other man in the world is so wrapped up in his art that he carries silk hosiery and bits of silk and satin in his pockets F I Were King If I were Icing ushers who gum tip I seat locations in theaters and try to unravel the mixup while the curtain is up would have to wear starched petticoats in July Tenors who act coy would be forced to eat hearts of lettuce withovit French dressing Fellows who babytalk to their sweet en heartens would be made to get a bill of acts for a benefit show Girls who tell you that they like you because you nre so different but go out with guys who arent would have to sit tbrt a night club revue cold sober and people who urge Broadway deli catessen owners to name a sandwich after them would have to eat them If I Were King POEMS THAT TIIK NET OF LAW Tames Jeffrey Roelie 18471 DOS The net of law is spread so wide No sinner from its sweep may bide Its mcshea are so fine and strong They take in every child of wrong O wondrous web of mystery Big fish alone escape from thee je laid The Northwestern APRIL 1 I BOB Thomas Glanvlllc and wife are home from a few veeks in Oclwein and Cedar Rapids Two new swjtch tracks will be laid by the Milwau company within the coming two weeks at the ocal yards to take care of the increase of business at that point One track will extend from the house spur to the new warehouse to be erected by the Grocery company and the other track is to be aid in the cast end of the present yards The increase of business has made it important that more trackage nu will soon start gravel trains for work in graveling the line between here and Fo Lake A new gravel pit will be located north of here The sudden rise of Lime Creek early this morning took out the dam at the Kuppinger mill north of the city causing a loss of close to 51000 The water rose within a few minutes caused by a jam of ice a short distance above the mill which later broke and was carried by the wall of water against the dam with tre mendous force The mass swept thru the construction as if it had been bending reeds A number of Mason City lovers of the manly sport will go to Chicago on April 15 to see the Gotch wrest ling match which is to be pulled off on that date Among those who are billed for the Windy City are T A Potter B C Way G B Streeter Bert Letts and others It is expected a special car will be ob tained far the trip The first March zephyr which arrived today played havoc with the lines of the Postal Telegraph company whose Chicago wires went down this afternoon Other wires got tangled which caused a good deal of trouble and prevented the sending of messages AVHITIO HOUSE SENSE Dlspatcti President Hoover has also asked that the Mayflower the presidential yacht go back Into active service as he does not expect to use the vessel This will cause a saving of DIFFERENCES DISAPPEARING Storm Mike PllatTrllxinc Virtu ally all visible differences between farmers and business men arc dis appearing More and more tlny aress alike think alike have the same joys and the same disappoinl a year to the government mcnls And they bulb stake every Mrs Hoover has also asked thai the thing on tlio crop yield Why ihouldnt they enjoy frequent so mixers together Heres for nore and better attended farmer nisinCKH man events practice of having a secret service man accompany tlie wife president be discontinued of the in her case This Hoover family seems to have considerable common senna and we believe the American public is going to like them immensely GIRLS AND CIGARETS Iowa Falls Citizen Now just as an abstract matter of right or wrong what more right has a boy to smoke cigarets than a girl If it hurts the health of one it hurts the health of the other If it wastes the time of one it wastes the time of the other Is it not just the vviy you look at it We are not just ac customed to seeing a girl smoke su we view it with alarm COOVEHATION Sheffield 1ross Cooperation I the key word in business It is thi one direct road to prosperity both for individuals and large groups I a man is to be a leader he firs learns how to be a good cooperat cra worker witli others not worker against nor for but with CHICAGO NEW YORK Forest City Summit Wo point ur finger at Chicago and call it the vicked city but it is telling its udgcs to impose the full extent of he Jones law punishments for of onders while New York the ciiy nf jood old father Knickerbocker is seeking to nullify the law Then if ve call Chicago bad what are we to all New York ONEMINUTE PULPIT j For God fjivcth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom uml and joy but to the sinner he givolh travail to gather and to heap up that he may give to him thrt is good before Gnd J This also IK vanity nnd vexation J i ii 20 s ;