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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1929, Mason City, Iowa DECEMBER g 1929 MASON CITY GLOJBEUAZETTJi A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBEOAZETTE CO 121123 East State St Telephone Nos 27 28 and 29 WILL F MUSEvEditor W EARL HALLManaging Editor LEE P LOOMISBusiness Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED IKESS The AssociateQ Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to if or not otherwise credited tn this paper and also all local news published herein SUBSCRIPTION BATES Dally per year Daily per week k 45 Outside ok Mason City and Clear Lake Daily per year by carrier5700 Daily per week bfy carrier 15 Dally per year by mail400 0 months S225 8 months 1 montn50 Outside 100 mila zone daily per year 600 6 months 5325 3 months Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City Iowa us Secoiid Class Matter AN OLD BREACH CLOSED npHE formality Incident to the resumption of rela tions between the Vatican andthe Italian govern ment included lost week tfle nrs visit to the pope of a king of Italy It was the unification of Italy into a kingdom involvingthe denial of sovereignty over the papal states to the pope which occasioned the breach in the era of Garibaldi The recent Lateran treaties whereby the pope was recognized as tedporal sovereign of the Vatican City an independent enclave in Italifc territory paved the way for the visit of Victor Eman uel and his queen to the Vatican formally sealing the resumption of relations All questions should he accompanied by the writers nameand address ana 2 cents in coin or stampg for reply Send your Inquiry to the Globe Gazetto Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Washington D C j us remember that justice must ho observed oven to the loudest CICEHO SHOP EARLY MAIL EARLY TT IS NOT tooi early right now to begin to wrap and mail your Christmas packages It is less tlmri three weeks to Christmas Packages mailed now wiH get thru the malls before the peak of the holiday jam when every sack and container is crowded to capacity Fragile or breakable parcels have a better chance of reaching their destination in good shape now than they will have later In two weeks more every man and piece of equipment in the postal and express offices will be working frantically and somewhat less carefully than they arc able to do now Mail now for your own sake Mail now Jor the sake of the men who serve us in the postoCfice From now on theirs will be a weary and laborious existence Long hours little sleep a tremendous rush will leave them worn and fagged out by Christmas Holiday week will be a nightmare of belated packages and New Years greeting cards that must be handled somehow You and I can give them a little help now by showing them some consideration The best we can do will not lighten their burden much if we a31 forget or neglect to mail until the last minute we wall crush them under a mountain of toil Its not quitei fair A lot of your Christmas presents are ready right now for wrappingor mailing Start them for your own sake for the sake of the recipient who will pre fer to receive the package intact and for the sake of the postoffice boys Christmas is a season of good will to start with the men thru whose hands so much of the Christmas cheer will pass n Uie wif e is How much alcohol makes one drunk G D A It depends entirely upon the individual Q Who WHS the first head of the medical de partment of the troops which fought In the Amer ican revolution C A B A Dr Andrew Craigie of Cambridge Mass was first apothecary general of the Colonial army Q Which noted French officer was a Basque A S A Foche and Joffre were both Basques Q Describe the Olympic games flag G H A It has an arrangement of five circles on a white or neutral background The three upper circles blue black and red do not touch but they are joined by the two lower circles of yellqwand green which in turn do not toych each other The blue circle represents Europe the black Africa the red America the yel low Asia and the green Australasia Q Please give some records for crossing tho occun starting with Columbus anil ending with tho Bremen S L A Columbus 71 days 1492 Mayflower 63 days 1620 Savannah 26 days 1819 Sirius ISVi days 1838 Great Western 13 days 1833 Britannia 14 days 8 hours 1810 Pacific 9 days 19 hours 1851 Persis 9 days 1 hour 1851 Scotia 8 days 2 hours 1866 City of Brussels 7 days 22 hours 1869 Baltic 7 days 20 hours 1873 City of Berlin 7 days 15 hours 1875 Arizona 7 days 7 hours 1880 Alaska 6 days 18 hours 18S2 Etruria G days 1 hour 1888 Majestic 5 days 18 hours 1891 Lucania C days 7 hours 1894 Mauretanla tacfnHnrxi tvinr i rv T 4 days 10 hours 1910 Mauretania festations than prohibition bobbed ban or even mod 5 days 2 hours 1928 Bremen 4 days 17 hours 1929 Q How high is Lake TIticaca C T W A Lake Titicaca which is situated between Peru and Bolivia in the Andes mountains has an altitude of 12635 feet Q How many observation pianos did the army nlr corps buy last year M T S A The United States army air corps during the last year purchased 62 observation planes costing The planes averaged from to 16 000 apiece MERE BYPRODUCTS i golumbus Ga and Mrs Black years He is 100 and Looking1 back along1 the road sitting on the front pocrcb and watching the procession go by Mr Blackiilan says he is against prohibitionbobbed hair petting1 modern literature and companibnate marriage It is interesting to get the reactions of a centenar that isnt all The things he has mentioned seem to have gained a place far up in front in peoples minds in the last few years In a way folks are ranged into camps for or against these things With the ex ception of prohibition and literature they have gained attenXou beyond what they deserve There is vastly more to modern life and its niani Q How many colleges broadcast C N A There are 63 colleges and universities Q Is the MichiganCanada bridge at Detroit completed M B A The Ambassador bridge is open to traffic It is the longest suspension bridge in thia country Q What is the highest temperature recorded within tho Arctic circle C B A At Fort Yukon an extreme temperature of 100 degrees has been recorded Q What are tho cheapest seats In the Chi cago house T W A The top gallery will have seats at 25 cents Q What carol Is the oldest known N H A One in Norman French in a thirteenth century manuscript It is a song of festivity urging the lords of the castle to drink in honor of Christmas In 1521 Wynken de Worde printed the first known set of parols Q Does the Victoria Cross carry ivlth it any monetary reward D S A A special annuity of 10 pounds a year is grant ed to every recipient of the Victoria Cross below com missioned rank with an additional 5 pounds a year for every bar In the event of the annuitants being unable to obtain a livelihood on leaving the service the amount of the annuityimay be Increased to 50 pounds Q When was tho name Fifth avenue New York City given to that street F S A The name first appears on what is known as the commissioners map of New York published by William Bridges March 22 1811 Q Hmv can Invisible ink be made I A THe bureau of standards says the safest chemi cal for invisible ink is ammonium chloride often called sal ammoniac A solution made by dissolving the salt in five times its weight of water can be used for writ ing with a pen It Js developed by heat THREE THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley WE WOUIJbNT HAVE So MANY CHRISTMAS BASKETS FILL K A iJtirF AND WDDUN 1 AWAY YOUR TJME BOUT THSTOCK MARKETXOUVE qor FOUR DAYS WORK FOR TWO MEN AT YOUR HOUSEJUST F AN FIXINFENCES AND TOOUSYOUVE OUTDOORS LAST FAL L POLITICAL ARGUMENT AT HBNDER5HOTS STORE COMPLETELY BROKEN up TODAY WHEN AUNT SARAH PEABODY CHASED TWO OF TriE LOUDEST TALKE15S OUT NTO THE OPEN Sundown Stories MARY GRAHAM BONNER ern literature In the very years during which they have developed mankind has made amazing progress in scientific discovery in improved business methods In the building and manning of educational institu tions in the perfectly astonishing expansion of trans portation agencies Man has conquered the air mastered the polar regions almost developed a new architecture Perhaps we think too much of the by products of the age and not enough of its vital accom plishments DELAYING THE PAVING rpHERE was a surprisingly slight interest elsewhere in the road bond election in Mitchell county Fri day That the road building program is going to move along whether or not the individual counties not al ready committed to paving will it or not is an ac cepted view It may ne as 5s contended that the individual county ia jeopardizing its financial future that it may some day have to stand good for the bonds it votes Thia seems hardly possible in an age which is trend Ing more and more to the use of automobiles Grant however that there is a reasonable doubt But what Js not open to doubt is that counties which have not availed themselvesof the benefits of paving are helping and will continue to help build the paving in those counties where permanent roads have been or are to Be constructed It would seem that this condition could be brot home to any county with an aggressive and intelligent campaignof education But there have been four or five instances when such an educational effort was lacking Mitchell is the last in the line And certainly nobody can challenge Mitchell coun tys right to delay its roadbuilding program if such Is its wish For of course that is all it amounts to IN FOR A LICKING predict a good licking for the German nationalist party in the referendum on the Young plan The socalled Htigenberg referendum named after the nationalist leader idea it was will be held Dec 22 and the final Hague conference on the Young plan has been set over until January to await its outcome But the German government is going ahead with its plans in confidence that its action will be supported It seems apparent that the German voters must appreciate that the Young plan is such an improvement from the German standpoint over the Dawes plan that they will not dream of upsetting it aad going back to where they were a year ago BOBROADWAY i By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE 1UEW YORK Dec Cantors dressing room 1 when he is playing on Broadway is a cross be tween a social center and a business office He has a phone installed and one or two stenographers at hand to assist him in his business transactions with pro ducers song writers men seeking indorsements real estate agents playwrights librettists composers and the army of the ragtag that spend their lives wal lowing in the wake of celebrities Recently a stage hand happened to drjft in on some errand and he and Cantor got One word let to another and the stage hand remarked in passing that he had difficulty in saving any of his wage scale Ill tell you how I got my start said Eddie I adopted the budget system you know dividing my money into savings investments recreations living ex And he went on for 10 of the valuable minutes which he has no difficulty in disposing of for much money to instruct the humble stage hand in the gentle art of budgeting his income And pretty soon with the wage scale his union exacts ye humble stage hand will be as much as Eddie Cantor TRY the magician now a member of The Lambs appeared before The Flock the other night to mystify thim with his really remarkable legerdemain Naturally he did his famous disappearing canary trick First theres the canary in a cage and then theres nothing Bird and cage simply disappear thats all Next day Keating was thinking of resigning from the club because George Nash said he could do the same trick with an ostrich T KTS BE AMUSED BY BRIDGET Bridget Farry chambermaid in the Park Central hotel at the time Arnold Rothsteindeparted for the New Jerusa Stormy Petrel of the current murder was offered a week or two booking in vaudeville While she was scurrying around town consulting the best attorneys as to whether she should hold out for 55000 n week word crrne that the vaudeville peo ple had changed their mind Thus the stage lost one of the greatest comediennes of all time What are your pians she was asked And she countered with her invariable response Thats for me to know and you to find out A WONDERFUL CALL JOHN and Peggy were waiting for the Little Black Clock Soon he was ready How happy it made them to tlunlc he was sharing his adventures with them and that they could go with him when he turned the time backward or forward according to his wish He could make it any time at all We have a long journey to make this evening ho well get there Oh yes well get there He led them to a sleigh and as soon as they were m it the horses started to scamper off fairly flying1 over the crisp hard snow The bells jingled the lights of the places they passed twinkled merrily as tho they knew something wonderful was going to happen They did not pass a great many places Nor did there seem to be a large number of houses I believe youve turned the time back Peggy said The world doesnt look as filled up as we know it Thats what Ive done the Little Black Clock said Ah here we are They got out of the sleigh They saw one little red house and back of it a great long wooden build ing that looked as if it might be a workshop It was very cold Come inside the Little Blacl Clock said Some thing has just been decided We can hear what it is They went inside and saw a man with a snowy white beard bright red cheeks and deep blue eyes He wag smiling and talking to a huge St Bernard dog who was sitting at his feet in front of an open fire I dont believe Ill ever feel old again the man was saying to his dog Why you have no idea how young it has made me feel ever since I built the work shop Santa Glaus whispered Peggy Hush Hush We want to hear what he has to say the Little Black Clock told them EARLIER DAYS DEC 190 Blackwood Prince Ito the Aberdeen Angus bull which James Ferrier sent to the International stock show at Chicago returned yesterday He took seventh place in a class of 14 there being 11 premiums given All the animals that took prizes above him were over three years old while Prince Ito will not be three until the last of next February With a little more flesh he would have stood much better but it was quite an honor to capture a ribbon at all in such a big show The ladies of the Child Study club will meet with Mrs H F Lincoln Monday afternoon The diversion will be a book review by Mrs H G Jennison The street cars went out of commission this morn ing much as the fabled One Hoss Shay did that ran for asyear and a day The last able bodies car which the local company lias had in operation for the past few days quit work because of the lack of proper repairs This morning the bridge men promised to allow the company to lay a temporary track over the bridge next Monday or Tuesday over which the cars may pass and thus to the shop and to allow other cars in running condition to be brot over for the city service This is the season ofv tho discontent of the rural mail carrier who by those who are fortunate to have a mailbox near their front door which is visited daily by the carrier of the mail is often treated with thot less Inconslderation Picking pennies from two to a dozen from the bottom of a mailbox on a cold frosty morning is far from n comfortable task but the pat rons of the rural routes the carriers say compel this too often The carriers complain that about the tenth or eleventh penny they extract there is a numbness that comes over the finger ends which frequently makes the last penny rather elusive They ask a remedy and sug gest that the rural folk put their pennies in packages that is wrap them in a piece of paper that they may be easily removed A story is told of one carrier near Parkersburg who in gathering up his daily grist of pennies left for stamps found a five dollar gold piece and it Is further suggested that if the rural patrons will forget the difference In color between R goldpiece and a penny the carrier will not give a hoot how they place them In the mailboxes Ella McLoney city librarian of DCS Moines will speak to the ParentTeachers association Thursday afternoon in the hiprli school assembly room on the subject The Reading Habit and Suitable Literature for High School Students DIET AND HEALTH By DR LULU HUNT TETEKS Dr Ictcis cannot iJtoenwe nor give personal advice If li coniKleri your tiucvlions of genera interest llicy will be ins in tlic cnhmm Kequcts inul be accompanied by a fully seiraadtCEco1 stamped envelope nml 2 cents io coin for ncli article wanted The same rule applies to pamphlets except that the price in ID cents for each to cover printing costs AcMieS Ir Peters Caic GIoncGazclle lirlNTER is coming on and we are receiving the usual questions on the big and little disabilities of cold weather DEAR DOCTOR AH my life I have been troub led with chapped lips and now they are getting worse I have to peel the skin from them once or twice a day I never lick my lips so this is not a cause I have used several salves but with no results Please help me W Alaskan Unimpressed by Byrds Polar Experience Pride in Home Community Makes Delegate Sutherland Jealous of Attention Being Given Antarctic Region By CHAKLKS I STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 1000 miles nearer to the north pole as he does than anyone else in congress Dele gat e Dan A Sutherland Alaska naturally is the national legislatures fore most authority concercning such activl ties as Commander Dick Byrds at the southern end of the earths axis Maybe It is only fair to ex pect a note of jealousy in his voice as he re rers to the young explorers recent visit to the globes austral hub It is there anyway Alaskas delegate takes an ob vious pride in his territorys neigh boring North Pole and inclines to want to be precious sure he could take off again A big pan is level enough but a man afoot could not get far without encountering end less ridges and impossible to travel over A stranded explorer Is in hard luck in the Arctic In summer too Too soft then said the terri torial spokeman Summer is no time for tramping iu high latitudes The sun shines constantly ber Everything at the surface is thawing IT sounds warmer than descrip tions of the south pole No explorer I ever met said rejoined the delegate and Iv6 known a number including Amund sen who was familiar with both poles Well at any rate they do say that the south pole is too frigid for aril mal or plant life and is it not true that both are to be found in the north polar area There is land at the south countered the Juneau and visitors there are able to see speak of its rival H iTi anu mere are aDle to see as ChicaroVn r n i sltgUtwty that hardly any vegetation grows on r SmcagoanS do of Kansas Citys i smnnrfs it or St Louis stockyards or Califor nians of Floridas fruit industry COR example Delegate Sutherland i plainly resents the suggestion that the Antarctic is a more diffi cult region to penetrate than the Arctic I believe the facts are just the contrary he told me My understandingis that deep water is to be found up to the very face of the southern ice barrier so that an exploringparty can land and establish a permanent base within a stones throw from its ship and operate from it at its conven ience Iti the Arctic the ocean shoals so gradually except at one point in northren Greenland that vessels are compelled to keep agood many miles off shore makingit difficult o pitch a land camp anywhere over ooking the polar basin On the other hand ice prevents navigation to the northward Thus expeditions aerial or over land and sea ice must be launched at much longer ange than in the Antarctic TOW do flying conditions com top of the worlds with the bottom The Byrd explorers mention mighty uncertain weather Alaska has been advertised HUNT PETEHS M D Are you a mouth breather W That will cause dry lips I suppose by the constant stream of air over them If you are a mouth breather you may have some obstruction in the nose Go to your physician for an examination Chapped lips are certainly ugly and they are uncomfortable and painful After 40 if chapped to the point of cracking they may be dau chionic sores on the lips have f UlG mlei aul windy weather one who suffers from chapped lips should have a cold cream lipstick with him constantly and apply it before gofng out into the open and several times during the day These lipsticks are much more effective than ortN CfreamS aml SaVCa becauHe thev com of a firmer and more adhesive base Men who suffer from chapped lips shouldnt scorn to have one hn Cks Wllh Lhem cltherJ can easiy see tho that it would have to be applied in privacy to save being the butt of jokes privacy to You can get these cold cream lipsticks at the drus stores for amoderate sum g CHAPPED HANDS There is nothingbetter for chapped skin than ely cerme diluted sufficiently with plain or rose water Usually onefourth glycerine to threefourths water is a good solution but it may have to be diluted more for some Here is a formula which contains glycerine which I know is very good Hand mid Lotion Gum tragacanth O Glycerine 30 Alcohol not wood alcohol 30 Rose water GO grams TAEAR DOCTOR s it possible to contract the Ly venereal diseases or any other contagious dis eases by eatingin restaurant hotels trains etc If so what can be done to lessen the danger Is there a known cure for geographic tongue and is the cavise known MISS E I wouldnt worry about contractingdisease in this manner Miss B Thero ia a law that food handlers must be healthy and there are frequent inspections by the health authorities One should be careful not to use the common drinking cup and common towel in places where these are not barred and one should al ways be very liberal in the USD of soap and water on the hands before eating and take the known precau tions against infections and then forget It Dont develop a germ phobia Geographic tongue is a rare chronic inflammation of the tongue In some areas the upper layers of the mucous membranes are denuded and in other places thickened so that the tongue looks like a map The cause is unknown but probably has some relation to prolonged wrong diet and perhaps its effects upon the ductless glands As the cause is not known the cure is not known But if I had one I would suspect the diet We have an article on Balanced Diet which gives the fundamentals IF LOVE WERE JESTER AT THE COURT OF DEATH Frederick L Knowles I8G9J905 If Love were jester at the court of Death And Death the king of all still would I pray For me the motley and the bauble yea Tho all be vanity as the Preacher saith The mirth of love be mine for one brief breath Then would I kneel the monarch to obey And kiss that pale hand should it spare or slay Since I have tested love what mntterctli But if dear God this heart be dry as sand And cold as Charons palm holdingHells loll How worse How worsc Scorch it with sorrows brant Haply tho dead to joy twould feel that cotil Better a cross and nails thru cither hand Than Pilates palace and a fro7cn soul as an ideal aviators country Dont confuse Alaska with the Arctic ocean replied the delegate Alaska is fine for cer generally clear air vast ex panses of level tundra lor forced landings away from the southern mountain ranges and plenty of soft snow to fall into in winter if machines do crash But the ocean is blizzards the greater part of the year on short notice freezing fogs the rest of the time X mountains however to Jockey I a plane to ciackit up if an emergency descent becomes necessary But nothing safer than ice to descend on to answered the Alas Well how ubout ice It must be pretty thick Or is it too rough A flyer might land on a pan admitted the delegate but he would it Alaska supports plant life but all about the vicinity of the nortK pole is water of course that has inc As for animals there ts sea in the in the south too I hear There are no northern animals WHAT no bears Oh well yes polar bears conceded the Alaskan but a polar bear is not properly a land animal He spends practically his entire ex istence on sea ice Fish are his food Floes and bergs are his habitat He hardly ever is seen ashore Perhaps that Is why he is miss ing from continent It would not suithim tf CTJPPOSE a dispute should arise J over questions of national own ership in Antarctica as has been hinted at between America and the British Are there any Arctic pre cedents The only one I am aware of in dicates said the delegate there is very little interest in the subject Some years ago Stefansson es tablished a small colony of fur hunt ers on Wrangell island off Siberia The soviet government took all its members off and landed them at Vladivostok They included some Alaskan natives American citU so I took the matter tip the state department While it was pending the Red Cross repatriated the waifs and Sec retary Huglies dropped the case cither to avoid seeming to recognize the Bolshevik or because he thot Wrangell island not worth arguing1 XI7HAT if valuable mineral deposits should be found in Antarctica A geological report is just what Ive been waiting for said Delegate Sutherland That might start a firstclass controversy Would mining be practicable la such a region Mining is practicable in Alaska answered the delegate thru hun dreds of feet of solidly frozen earth frozen as deeply as human beings ever have dug into clear to bed rock undoubtedly OTHER EDITORS EXTENDING MANAGER PLAN Ixi Crnsse Wis Tribune Wiscon sin cities which have adopted the city manager plan have experienced bitter attacks made against man ager form by politicians and public office holders under the old council from the wife and children as well It will remove the linings of stom achs hair from head teeth and tonsils reputation and selfrespect It will remove what little sense the drinker has and make a wildcat out of what would otherwise be an in system Several elections have since offensive ctizen It will remove the been held at Kenosha with the view food from the tabe Lhe furniture of overthrowingthe manager form but each time the supporters of the old council plan have been unsuc cessful It is only natural that many of those holding office under the council system should oppose n change However we know of mem bers of city governments in Wiscon sin who themselves have frankly ad mitted that the city manager plan would be more efficient than the from the house and the happy eager look from the faces of little children As a remover corn whisky has no equal TOO LATE FOR NATE Cherokee Times Once more ef forts are being made to start a boom for Gov Nate Kendall for council system j United States senator It Nine counties in North Carolina j doubtful if Kendall could de and three in Virginia have adopted velop enough of a following to win Ute county manager form of governn a primary with four candidates mcnt according to a statement is sued by the National Municipal League with headquarters at New York Is this the beginning of a movement which will spread thruout the country the league asks and then follows with the pertinent statement Certainly the majority cf the move then 3000 counties in the United Stales are struggling along under the handicap of ineffi cient organization and ignorance of the best administrative governmen tal methods The league statement sets forth that it seems not improbable that the prophecy of Richartl S Child1 Ls movin will come within the next in the field If he were to win it more likely would be by a conven tion nomination the process by which he won his initial nomination for the governorship STARLORE j By ARTHUR UuV CARPENTER THE JLAXETS IN BECEMBER Mercury is evening star setting at G p m at end oC month Venus to the rear of sun by the Just of month will rise but 40 min utes ahead sun and difficult to observe December 3 Mars will be in conjunction consequently unob servablc Jupiter on the third will e in opposition i e risoH at sun WHISKY GOOD RKMOVEK set the brightest object in the Clurion Monitor An exchange heavens the entire moon says com whisliy will remove i cxccptccl Saturn is visible only at stains from summer clothes No beginning of month enrly in Ihe eve doubt correct It will also remove ning for it is passing into conjunc tbc summer ilotlies as well as thrjtinn Uranus is 90 degrees cast of winter sprinjj autumn not run the twentyninth Neptune Is on only from the man who drinks it bin the meridian between 3 ami 5 a m decade the county form of manager government will loom as important in the affairs of local government ns the city manager plan does today ;