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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1929, Mason City, Iowa DECEMBER 12 1 JN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THREE Utatt flttg A bee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITV GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY 121123 East State St Telephone Nos 27 as and 29 WILL F MUSEiEditor W EARL HALLManaging Editor LEE P LOOMIS Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PKESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to I it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also all news published herein SUBSCRIPTION BATES Daily per year 5700 t Daily perweek J5 j Outside or Mason City and Clear Lake per year by carrier5700 Daily per week by carrier 15 Daily per year by mail 400 6 months 5225 3 months 1 month 50 I Outside 100 mile zone dally per year 6 months S325 3 months 5175 600 I Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City Iowa us Second Class Matter The whole earth Is the brave mans company Write your question your name and your ad dress clearly and Inclose 2 cents In coin or stamps for reply Send to tho GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C Sundown Stories By MARY GRAHAM BONNES EXPLAINING STOCK TRANSACTIONS A GLOBEGAZETTE reader living in Mason City re cehtly applied to our informaUoa bureau for In formation with regard to the collapse of late on Wai street Did anyone J A L asked make money on the recent tumble If so how was it accomplished If no one made any money wheredid the two billion dollars reported loss go Those are extremely timely questions and Mr Has kins reply is so clear and comprehensive that it i being reproduced as follows Tho loss In the stock market only to in dividuals If a person buys from another at 5200 ashare and after a crash sells at S100 a share tho buyer at Slflfl floes not necessarily Ret SlflO profit unless tho price again goes to and ho sells Money Is mado on tho Tail of tho market This is called a bear market Bears contract to soil at the market price When the price goes down they buy thus making tho difference between buying prices Those who make money by speculating on the stock market makeIt by buying when stocks are down and selling when the prices nre up Selling short Is selling something whichyou do not own with the expectation that tho market prlce of the same will decline so that the security commodity can be bought at a less price in season to fill tho order those In possession of ad vance information regarding a stock or who think they are go short of that stock selling for fu ture to profit by tho anticipated drop in price The London equivalent expression is to seil a Iwar o With the ordinary layman the losses in stock deals e almost as mystifying as that old saw What gnomes of the material in a sock which used to be kre a hole is now Or Where does a lap go when stands is to be hoped thatMr Has dfscussion of the subject has penetrated some AS TO HEROES TJSjNOT the custom to think often of heroes who have passed out of life And our regard for heroes is pretty much measured by military distinction or the achievement of one sensational deed But how much the world owes to men and women almost forgotten who by study and invention changed life for thou sands Fifty years ago aluminum was 5770 a pound Today it is about 28 cents a pound Charles M Hall working in his laboratory discovered the electrical process of producing aluminum from clay He made a contribution to industry measured in uncounted mil lions This is only one example Other men whose names are known to few and remembered by few have quiet ly and unobtrusively made immeasurable contrlbu fcidns to Industry to art to the science of medicine and to the life of the average man Who are the heroes They cannot be called up In a moment Many of them are unremenibered by monu ments by book or song or story Nevertheless they are deathless Q What movie is Charles King making HT H A Charles King of Broadway Melody fame has returned to vaudeville Q Are stocks soldon stock exchanges tax able L L P A The seller of stock always has to pay the state and federal tax of 2 cents per share There are no other taxes except an income tax on t the earnings of the holder as to ownership such as a tax on tangible pro perty Q Is the automobile travel of American cars In Canada increasing M S A This year has seen more American cars In Canada than ever before Q How many pairs ofribs do hogs have P M C A The number of ribs vary in hogs They have 14 or 15 pairs Q What will prevent windowsfrom steam ing Mrs J B F A To prevent windows from steaming you should insure proper ventilation Applying cither glycerine alone or a soft potash soap to which sufficient gly cerine is added to make a thin paste is often satis factory When a thin film of either of these is applied to the glass the condensed moisture spreads out to a film and does not dim the glass Q Where was the original Standard Oil com pany organized E B A Under the laws of Ohioln 1870 Q Must an alien become naturalized A V M A This is a privilege riot compulsory Q How long has sauor kraut been eaten by tho French people P D A It was introduced into France by the German Princess Elizabeth daughter of the Elector Palatine who married a brother of Louis XIV Q In this Arctic regions is the moon above tho horizon when it is full J K C A The naval observatory says at either pole the moon is above the horizon continuously for about two weeks and then below the horizon continuously for about two weeks At the Arctic and Antarctic circles there are some years whenfor a few days in each month the moon does not set ant a few days when it does not rise otherwise at these circles it rises and sets daily In the polar regions during the winter months the moon is generally above thehorizon when it is full and below the horizon when it is new and the reverse is the case during the summer months Q Is tho lemon crop short this year R H S A There is less than half a normal crop Q What causes the pitch of voices B H A The pitch of voices ia the result of the length of the vocal cords Thesecords are shorter in women than in men hence the women have higher voices The longest vocal cords are those of a deep bass Pitch however is not the only trait which determines the title of a voice for tone quality must be considered Tenor and Baritone voices of exactly the same range exist but the character of the tones is different voice quality being modified by resonance nnd muscle action PEGGY AND SANTA TTELLO Santa Clans Peggy said Hello Santa Glaus said John Visitors called Santa Claus It seems to me I have seen you both Yes ti be sure Dont you live In a house with a garden at the back and a garage with a top part where you play on rainy days And you have a big chimney in your house too Very comfort chimney Ive always appreciated it Thats the house cried Peggy Oh Im so triad you know me j I recognized you by your voice Santa Ive heard the messages youve sent me up your chim ney Then I know pretty well how you looked even if I always did see you with your eyes shut and where there was not very much light Now each of you come and pick out something from my workshop and Ill bring it to you Christmas eve Peggy and John could hardly stand the excitement She had never seen anything like the workshop in 11 her life There were many toys that were finished many halffinished and many Just started She chose a white toy rabbit for a present and John hoso an Indian suit They they began to see other hings they liked very very much Make up a list and leave It by your chimney Ill et it Santa said The Little Black Clock had turned the time around Q HI M Are there any musk in Canado AFRAID OF OFFENDING ipROBABLY the man who finds life the most com plicated is the one who clings to the idea that he must never give offense to anybody He feels that peace is worth the price of convictions He will differ wide with nobody for fear of seeming unpleasant Thia Is a good rule so long as it applies to trivial matters There are so many things that are simply not worth bickering about no matter what your opin ion On the other hand a man who has no convictions about Important matters is not really a man at all Says the old Carlyle who wasnt afraid of anybody or anybodys opinion No maa lives without Jostlingand beingjostled A There is but one herd upon the Canadian main land There are about 250 animals in the herd whicl is now kept in the Thelon game sanctuary near Greal Slave lake Q Is there any race or tribp of people that hasno conception of a supremo being or after life K D C A A conception of a supreme being has been founc among almost all primitive peoples Scientists have found certain of the aborigines of South Australia such as Bushmen certain of the Patagonian natives and one or two Isolated families of Negritos who apparently have no conception of a supreme being a higher lifi or a supernatural agency in human affairs Q How long liavo cucumbers been used ns food 1 N A DeCondrolle says that they were originally from the East Indies but other botanists ascribe them to Asia and Egypt Literature proves them to be more thau 3000 years old in Asia and it is known that they were brot into China 14086 B C They were known to the Greeks and Romans and were mentioned b Pliny who says that they were grown in Africa ani that they were such a favorite with Emperor Tiber US that he had them daily on his table Charlemagn ordered them planted on his estate in the ninth cen tury and they were grown by Columbus In Haiti in 1494 Capt John Smith mentions them as being cultl vated in Virginia in 1584 Q How is Socony pronounced R T D A This word coined from the initial letters of Standard Oil company of New York is pronounced With the os long and accented on the second syllable Q Fleaso give width Canal street New Or leans Pennsylvania avenue Washington D C and Fifth avenue New York City and compare with widest street In Paris France P S A Canal street is the widest of the streets New Orleans It is 200 feet wide from City Park ave nue to Robert Lee avenue The widest stret in the world is the Champs Elysees of Paris 250 feet Penn sylvania avenue Washington D C is 160 feet between building lines Fifth avenue New York is 100 feet o it was just about the present he said hey must leave in a very little while Oh dear Peggy said I had a question I wanted o ask Ive time to hear it was Santas pleasant reply DIET AND HEALTH By DK LULU HUNT PETERS Dr Peters cannot diagnose nor give personal advice If tha consign your questions of general interest they vrill bo ans wered m the column Requests must be accompanied by a fully selfaddressed stamped envelope and 2 cents in coin for each article wanted The game rule applies to pamphlets cicept that the price ia 10 cents for each to cover printing costs Address Dr Jelcrs Care GlobeGazette EARLIER DAYS DONT SMOKE IF NURSING BABE S TYEAR DOCTOR During the eighth month of my pregnancy I had hemorrhages which came from my mouth and my doctor seemed to think It was from my lung but after the baby was six months old I had an Xray taken which showed my lungs to be sound and healthy I was a heavy smoker before the baby came but after the baby came I never touched a cigaret until now Do you think I should quit snwking The doctor says I have a bad throat and I spit blood often MRS K DEO 12 1900 A large party of local businessmen will go to Bur chinal this eveningto attend the corn supper which will be held there Among1 those who expect to go are S R Miles W IT Patton Charles Barber S C Som mers Superintendent Brandenburg Superintendent tfahanaah Arthur Plckford and one or two others The program of the three days meeting of the Cerro Gordo county farmers institute to be held Jan 12 13 14 in the opera house at Thornton has been decided upon and contains some very interesting features Arthur Pickford will talk on Why Each Township Should Make an Exhibit at District Fair JudgeZ A Church Jefferson one of two judges of the sixteenth district and wellknown in Mason City n connection with the Odd Fellows home has stated hat hewill not be a candidate for renomination at the primaries in June He gives no reason but it is understood that he expects to turn his attention to handling his business affairs after retiring from the bench A trainload of fruit Is a novel thing for Mason City railroad yards but such a train passed thru tbe city on evening The train was brot from Mc Gregor here by Conductor John Smook and was bound for the west The fruit was grown in the south Mrs Thorkel Sondrol of Clear Lake was a caller in this city today I A Johnson known to the sporting world as Tho Terrible Swede failed to throw LeRoy Billings three times in 40 minutes before a large audience Saturday night at Thornton The first fall was won by the Swede in 24 minutes 55 seconds the second in 14 minutes 2 seconds and the third bout was not at tempted for fear of failure The audience yielded to the mat artists Stiffer prices are confronting the consumer for the Christmas holidays according to the grocer who will pay the dairymen 30 cents for his eggs sell them to his customers for the same and will pay 30 to 33 cents for butter and charge you 33 to 35 cents for it Thai is the situation which strikes home the second week before Christmas The price of hogs this morning went to 5810 a hundred Few were offered at that price be cause of i the reported scarcity Poultry will remain the same it is said till after the holidays The Grand Army post elected officers for the en suing year at their meeting last night and at a ses sion yesterday afternoon the W R C named their of ficiary for the coming year Tho reelected J H Stev ens declined the honor of post commander and R Bird was chosen Mrs C A Holman was elected president of the W R C OTHER EDITORS DIRECT BUYING OF HOGS Council Bluffs Nonpareil Out of 70000 hogs on the Chicago market one day this week 40000 had been purchased direct by the packers ami were consigned directly to their plants But 30000 hogs were for sale on the public markets The bid ding was not brisk for the offerings that day because the big packers had supplied their wants directly There seems to two sides to this direct buying business Tho commission firms which are being all shot to pieces by this buying put up a very plausible argu ment to the effect that the farmers are losing money by this method Thirty thousand hogs on the Chi cago market and the bigpackers not among the bidders because of tho fact that their requirements had been supplied by direct pur chases The dull market due to Uio absence of the big buyers furnishes the rate which these packers xlil offer the growers the next day So contends the commission firms which incidentally lost on that day commissions on the transfer of 40 000 porkers The packers come back with the claim that the supply of hogs In the country determines the price rather than appears likely in criminal Is under the average In io intelligence It is both a problem of punishment for the sake of pres ent day society and H problem of cure for humanity In the long run The disregard of law the down ward revision of moral standards the looseness of the age all present to the presidents crime commission the most serious question ever faced in modern times in this country by men and women YOCTH AND WAR Cedar Rapids Cmretlc A Cedar Rapids boy who attended the Boy Scout Jamboree In England has re ceived a letter from an English Scout It is a pleasant friendly little letter and In it is quoted these verses Here where the camp fire burns And the worlds youth is met Brother give me your hand Say you will not forget Thousands of boys from various nations met and mingled at the jamboree and discovered that the were amazingly like each other with common aspirations joys sor rows likes and dislikes But It is possible lhal in a few years unless the world maltes greater progress LULU HUNT PETERS M D than the bidding on the market They contend that if 70000 hogs had been on the public market on this particular day and they had need of only 40000 the bidding would not have been brisk and tun price probably would not have been materially different than that which prevailed under existing circum stances These problems will be threshed ut in the crucible of time Direct uying Is still regarded with much uspicioh by many farmers but itis ncreasing in volume steadily POEMS THAT LIVE in all ways he has to elbowhimself thru the world giving and receiving ALL KINDS OF SELFISHNESS ia more to selfishness than merely keeping things for yourself and refusing to give much away Selfishness is withholding any kindness or cour tesy that might make another even momentarily happy Selfishness is failing to take care to perform some little act that would smooth the way for another The man who gives away money generously may yet be sejflsh No matter how much he gives away if he persists in doing things to the distress of someone who is near and dear to him he is yet miserably sel fish BOBROADWAY By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE EW YORK Dec Marsh of Old Doc Ziegfelds Show Boat one of the popular tenors N of operetta always has had a horror of beingover taken by the fate that catches up with so many singers and actors who forget that its smart to be thrifty Marsh was always obsessed by the dread that he might reach the ripe age of three score and ten and have to eke out the precarious livelihood of a stage door tender So he fell into tho habit of saving each week a portion of hia earnings That old age of penury that once I feared he said the other day think I have now successfully eluded Successfully eluded is the term Howard owns an estate on the Shrewsbury river that he could sell any day for six figures He lives there the year around ex cept of course when hes on tour And thus a good old stage doorkeeper was lost You certainly were a foolish girl Mrs K to start the smoking habit after stopping it for so long Most certainly you should stop It again Smoking does irritate the throat markedly irrespective of what the ads say and it is bad enough for those whose throats are not affected i ou are nursing your baby now too Another rea son why you shouldnt smoke And you shouldnt have smoked while carrying your baby either Altho it is absurdly untrue that the babies of smokingmothers never live there fe the possibility of harm to them as well as to the mothers Cancer of the lip and throat is a grave thing to contemplate Irrita tion from tobacco may cause it in those who are susceptible to nico tine Most people are more or less We have an article on the Tobacco Habit which you may have and your hus 1 band stop worrying Sendfor our article on Diet During Preg nancy and Nursing and for the Kst of books for mothers Put yourself under the tare of a maternity doc tor Visits should be made to the phy sician about every three weeks up to the last month and then every two weeks In the meantime should any unusual symptoms arise such as bleeding vomiting severe head aches or pain a report should be made to the doctor at once Failure to notify the physician of symptoms such as these may cause the patient much unnecessary suffering and in some cases may result in the loss of the mother or the child Brodhead MRS are about 50 pounds underweight according to the rule of allowing 110 pounds for 5 feet in height in stocking feet and Si pounds for each inch over that You must either have some condi tion that is sapping your strength or else you are on a very deficient diet If the doctors have said there Is no reason that they can find for your frequent miscarriages it seems to me they might be due to your very deficient diet We know that experi mentally animals on deficient diets will have frequent miscarriages I do sympathize with you very much in your grief at losing your babies and in your desire for an other I suggest you send for our pamphlet on Reducing and Gaining and follow the gaining instructions You will also find advice that will benefit you in our pamphlet on the Hygiene of Women and In our ar ticle on Balanced Diet See column rules for obtaining theae M MRS terrors in chil dren may bo an indication of some physical impairment some so you should take your little girl to a baby specialist or clinic for a thoro examination The rings WHEN I HAVE FEAKS John Keats 17951831 When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain Before highpiled books in charactry Hold like rich garners the fuilripened grain When I behold upon the nights starred face Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance And think that I may never live to trace Their shadows with the magic hand of chance And when I feel fair creature of an hour That I shall never look upon thoe more Never have relish in the fairy power Of unreflecting on the shore Of the wide world I stand aloue and think Till Love and Fame to nothingness do sink machinery to prevent providing war the friendly English lad and the Cedar Rapids boy may be arrayed against each other in terrible conflict It is disturbing toreflect how easily the present cordiality and trust may be turned into a burn Ing no valid slaughter each other One trusts that the Boy Scouts will learn the lesson of international cooperation thru the league of nations and the world court Only thru such coop eration is there the slightest chanca to avert another catastrophe AN IMPORTANT TASK Dubuquo TlmcHJonrnaf 3f the able crime commission which Presi dent Hoover appointed can by its and recommendations teach he dependable people of the United States some things they can do tr essen tho amount of crime the commission may prove to be the most important body of men and vomen ever set to American president work by an STARLORE By ARTHUR DoV CARPENTER I No one can read the newspapers ana not be impressed and appalled by the amount and tragic signi ficance of crime in this country There is increasing evidence that there are thousands of persons wlio appear to be like the majority of their fellow citizens but who are barbarians out of step with the age in which they live and out of tune with all decent efforts at improve ment Sometimes we find brains gone wrong mixed with criminality and criminal tendenclea Usually the CLOUDS IN THK SUNS AT MOSFHEKE There ia calcium vapor In the suns atmosphere At times certain calcium vapors become hotter than usual When they do they radiate more light and appear as bright spots in the photograph taken with the spectroheliograph an invention liy which a photograph Is taken of Ihe suu with any desired wave length When a calcium vapor cloud Is cooler it absorbs the brighter light from back of it and shows In the photograph as a dark cloud George Ellery Hale astronomer at Mt Wilson gave n name to these light and dark clouds bo called Lhem flocculi Hale and Dealands in vented the apectroheUograph GIFTS for USEFULPRACTICAL THINGS TO WEAR shirts ONE KIND OF MORON irpHERE are more morons in the community of course than we know about A moron may get by all his life and never be discoyered He may never do Anything noticeable enough to disclose the fact he is not all there And then there are morons who do not rankas such even among those who know them best They are for example the folks who spend more money than they make They do it canstantly day In and day out year in and year out In the end they suffer com plete disaster This is only a kind of dumbness a half wittedness Rich or poor with or without socalled edu cation a maa who does this is a son of moron OF A DOORKEEPER Between the two door i keepers of a Mazda Lane stage door and the exists a gulf wide as a win ners yawn The front doorkeepers are the men who take your tickets and as a class their daylight hours are spent in widely diffused endeavors for the most part far from tho blah blah of Tho Alley The ticket taker at the Winter Garden was for years manager of a large leather goods house just off Fifth avenue The ticket taker at the Broadhurst theater was a daylight member of the New York Centrals auditing forces He was sending two children thru college and needed the extra money He lived In a remote suburb where the rent was low Every morning early he had tobe on his high stool in the railroad office then after a long siege nt night in tho draughty theater lobby hed creep home to enjoy amvhere from four to six hours sleep The kids got the education before his health broke thua a good old front doorkeeper was lost under her eyes may be due to her disturbed sleep or to the physical impairment that is causing the night terrors FITS Why do you suffer with EPILEPSY when so many are getting well Read the following excrlpt and let us send you many more and also a FREE sample of this most successful treatment Mrs H M Custer Altoona la writes Our daughter has never had an attack since we gave her your remedy That was 35 years ago Many remarkable cases reported in our booklet which will bo mailed free upon request Towns Remedy Co Milwaukee Wis TUXEDOS CREATED BY packages one box the gift supremo a Tuxedo created by Lord Rochester Styling the great faehion author it to whom the all defer a thrill which cartiea For business sport or formal uxar patterned or plain with tlie labels of noted facturers as their guarantee of quality v i LO O ties Richly luxurious in cotorand design solid colors for those of more conservative tastes A man cant have too many hosiery ity to whom they through the year whenever occasion correct evening clothes A gift for which they will arise led call you gifted with exceedingly good The same is true of SoxJ No mans supply is ever overstock ed A galaxy of patterns and colors to choose from Wonder ful value H handkerchiefs Plain white while with colored borders patterned centres with plain borders handrolled or hemmed edge Boxed or by the dozen 50c to Only 10 Shopping Days Before Christmas PATTON BROTHERS re a 13 dollar SOUTH O fcfi its AVE ctut M 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