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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1929, Mason City, Iowa j DECEMBER 26 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day bV the MASON CITy GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY 121123 East State St Telephone Nos 27 28 and29 WILL F MUSEEditor W EARL HALLManaging Editor LEE P LOOMISBusiness Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also all local news published herein 1 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Daily per Daily per week J5 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Daily per year by Daily per week by carrier16 Daily per year by mail 400 6 months 3 months 1 month50 Outside 100 mile zone daily per year 600 6 months 3 months Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City Iowa as Class Matter Selflove and the love of the world constitute hell THE SANTA CLAUS LEGEND QJANTA CLAUS the personification of Christmas spirit is a citizen of the world but a vastly differ ent individual in each country American children pic ture him as a rotund jovial old cuss with flowing white whiskers and a scarlet and fur costume but he Is not the same fellow whom children in Italy or Hol land or Spain know Santa Claus is a true composite He is composed of various traits gathered from sundry lands The Hol landers first conceived the Santa Claus philosophy and embodied certain lovable traits in a stern but gracious in long black robes That was 9enturies ago Germany next adopted the idea and fitted a tree or Weinachsbaum into the legend The English car ried out the childhood superstition next calling him Father Christmas The Norwegians added to the legend a team of prancing reindeer and a jingling sleigh such as one might expect to appeal to young sters in a northern country An American a hundred years ago Clement Moore wrote a poem which seemed to combine all these features This is The Night Be fore Christmas from which America largely takes its interpretation of Saint Nicholas Santa Claus is an ever compromising victim of custom In Belgium and Holland Santa Claus rides a white horse Little Dutch boys and girls leave their wooden sabots before the open hearth A devil and an angel accompanies Saint Mikulas thrii Bohemia Poland laud of traditions tells its children that as Christ was born in a manger all animals were en dowed with speech for the anniversary of the Saviours birth Children go to the barns to plead with the kine to talk When the animals make no reply the Polish child understands that he lias been naughty that year Hungary knows Ciirisrmas as Karacsony in Pasi nr Hagios Vasilios de livers childrens gifts Italian children look forward to the coming of the Fefana a witchlike old woman in black robes and Saint Nicolo in Holland Santa Claus is Kris Kringle in France Noel is symbol ized by the Yule log in Denmark Santa Claus is a little brown gnome Santa Claus is an ubiquitous childhood tradition basically the same but infinitely varied to suit na tional conditions BUT WILL IT SINK IN TT APPEARS that there is about to be delivered one of those perennial lessons to investors which every now and then come along to warn the umvary that big dividends are usually risky Elmer Huclcins the socalled financial wizard who has been paying people as higli as 52 per cent interest on loans of vary ing amounts seems tobe Hearing the inevitable finish of such schemes His cigarstore in Cedar Rapids has been thrown into receivership and Mr Huckins has disappeared Fraud warrants are out Mr Huckins staggered on the edge of this a few months ago when the federal government went after him on fraud charges But Huckins had good legal advice and the government had little more than ai wellgrounded suspicion that his bonanza business couldnt be as good as it looked Mr Huckins as the gangsters say beat the rap by sitting tight and de fying the government to prove anything The case was Eventually dismissed for lack of evidence There was nothing in the way of vindication of the Iowa sharp shooter but he escaped further protestation for the time No doubt this undesirable publicity had much to do with the apparent collapse that has followed It s the word of mouth advertising of investors which per mits such schemes to prosper So long as the money comes rolling In faster than it is paid out it is possible to keep the ball In the air But when as inevitably happens the flow dwindles the game Is usually up Unless Mr Huckins uaa a private gold mine capacious enough to stand a spell of adversity bad advertising such as the federal authorities gave him is likely to be as fatal as an actual proof and conviction on the charges made Uncle Sam perhaps made his point even If his case was thrown out of court A lot of other wise eager investors had a warning to go slow and heed caution signals The moral is regard promise of excessive profits as you would the redlight and the bell at a railroad grade crossing Stop look listen and hang on to your money Six per cent with safety is better than 52 per cent with a trimming Always remember that any man with a business good enough to pay extraordinary profits is not offering investment opportunities in the highways and byways A legitimate profit as good as that is not shared with strangers The mere fact that tuch things are offered to all comers is in Itself a flar ing danger signal See your banker first and take his advice COME HOME OFTEN HOWARD phivv announcements would be received with greater F regret than the one this week to the effect that Soward D Reynolds is to leave Mason City He has served his community well in numerous capacities Uways his determination to lend support to an activ ty or project has rested in the question Is it designed to make for a better Mason City If that question could be answered in the affirmative Mr Reynolds rolled up his sleeves Rolled sleeves gives a proper description of his work because he is the type who will labor in the ranks as effectively as in a socalled advisory ca pacity Howard Reynolds has exercised a beneficial influence upon MasonCity He has had no superiors and few equals in the matter of public splritedness His they include everybody who knows hope for rrequent homecomings by Mr Rey nolds Here again the terminology is intended For no matter where the future may lead him Howard Rey nolds will always look upon Mason City as home Theres no such thing as breaking away from a com munity in which ones life interests have been extend ing their roots deeper and deeper for more than a quarter of a century Mr Reynolds may hold official residence in Des Moines or Timbuctoo But his heart will remain in Mason City THREE This service is free Your obligation is only 2 cents In coin or stamps inclosed with your inquiry for direct reply Address the GlobeGazette Infor mation Bureau Frederic J Hashin Director Wash C A QTI 1S given this name w A Handmade laces take their names in some cases from the method of manufacture such as bobbto The Tast names made by hand with a pointed instrument a needle a weeing gown I have chosen blue with hat to match What color pumps ond hose would be best worn with blue li B Sown witn hat to match is in iarmony would he Q Is there any difference in the name given to wool clipped from a live sheep and from a dead one i Jb S N A Wool from a live animal js fleecewool that from a dead animal deadwool Q Why is Dr Corrie of Florida called the in e WhW known A Dr Corrie took out the first American patent for practical ice manufacture yaicm Q What docs the name mean IVI JL A This pidginEnglish name for the pair of small tapering sticks used by Chinese and Japanese in cat ing signifies the quick ones chop is pidginEnglish for Q How many people must there be to get rural free delivery C C C A Postal Laws say each route shall serve at least four families to the mile except that on a route less than 10 miles in length at least six families shall be served for each mile of travel involved The shortest rural free delivery route is six miles and the longest is 8911 miles b Q Are people still buried in the graveyard of Trinity church New York City A W F A For a great many years burials have not been permitted in the churchyard except in the case of mem bers of old families possessing a Trinity family tomb A number of famous persons including Alexander Ham ilton Captain John Lawrence and Robert Fulton are buried there Q Arc mufflers ever used on airplanes A Yes especially when flying at night Q Do rats require water A H A Rats drink but can get along with a small quantity of water when they have foods containing moisture O How does the number ot books now pub lished in Russia compare with the number before the World war F B S A The Soviet Union Review says that in 1912 there were published hooks of 34620 titles with a total of 135562000 copies In 1925 there were 36416 titles with 242036000 copies and in 1927 44000 titles with 190000000 copies Later figures are not yet available Q In a report of the Militia bureau for last year there were 15587 officers 213 warrant officers and one cornet What is a cornet D S P A There is only one cornet in the army who is a member of the headquarters troop Fiftysecond Cav alry Brigade Philadelphia Pa The reason for this one assignment is that the history of the regiment goes back to the Revolutionary war and at that time this regiment had a cornet According to the national de fense act this regiment may retain this privilege The grade is between that of an enlisted man and an officer BOBROADWAY By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE YORK Dec Singer remembered for his prominent roles in The Student Prince and The Red Robe four times lately has gone into operettas solely because they were bound for the Pacific coast With offers for engagements In the Hollywood talkies the singer planned each time to play his way thru to The Coast where he was to submit to the test which each aspirant for the talkies irres pective of his fame elsewhere must undergo Exactly four times the companies with which Sin ger headed westward ended their seasons somewhere the other side of Fort Wayne Ind On each occasion Singer thot it best to return to New York and look for another singing role The other day he was on Broadway just back front his final abortive effort to play his way out to Moronia He told his friends hes leaving for Hollywood next week without trying to find a company going that way HAS DEAD PALS NAME Wallace Ford the juve nile who has recently attained stardom doesnt know his real name He was found a baby on the streets of Liverpool and reared in a nursing home They called him Jones in those days He was farmed out in Canada as a young lad ran away when he was ill treated and became a stock company actor after a period of touring the country in sidedoor Pull mans During those early days of adventure and struggle when he was riding on brake beams he had a pal named Wallace Ford While they were travelingfrom one town to another in the middle west the real Wal lace Ford took the name of his pal as a matter of sentiment He located the parents of the dead boy and obtained their consent to use the name In telling the story the other day Ford said he is planning to spend next summer in England in an endeavor to get a line on his parentage NEGROES AND SONG If you get the chance go backstage at Connies Hot Chocolates This is a Negro revue That portion of the company which hap pens to be offstage when another unit is singing on the stage stands around in the entrances just out of sight of the audience and joins in the chorus Even the property and costume workers do that The Negro player humble or featured has a mind full of music and a head crammed with tunes White performers in an average production would have to be paid to sins THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley VJ1LUE SHOT GRANDPA IN THE OTHER A UST OF 43 FotKS VJE FOEGOT I ALlBUSTEC HUNDRED AMD S1VTY Five PAYS UNTJL CHISISTMAS COMES fteporerrs THB INFORMED VJEEKUT Edgar A Guest SANTA PASSES Well it was a Merry Christmas of that fact there is no doubt The little house proclaims it for the toys are strewn about From the break of day till bedtime there was laughter in the place But I fancied that I noticed some thing curious in her face In the midst of the excitement there would come a wistful pause And I somehow have the notion thats the last of Santa Clans Down the years weve had him us Every Merry Christmas day Santa Glaus has paid his visit in the good oldfashioned way For when Buddy rose to boyhood Hitle Janet came along But I somehow have the notion sho suspects theres something wrong For I thought that I detected in her conduct now and then A break in her devotion to the jol liest of men She hung her little stocking by the fireplace as of old And she gave a cheer for Santa but it lacked the ring of gold And though Christmas day was merry I began to realize That our lovely little baby now 13 growing very wise And I cant help feeling saddened and regretful just because I am sure our house last Christmas saw the end of Santa Claus Sundown Stories By MARY GRAHAM BONNEU A WHITE CHRISTMAS THE Little Black Clock had a plan all in readiness A Where are we going John and Peggy asked him Ive got a sled outsid it will hold were going to be taken to see a special person That didnt mean much of anything to John and Peggy but they followed the Little Black Clock and all got on a sled which was waiting for them The sled was drawn by a person something like a snow man Tct he seemed able to move more quickly than any snow man ever could They moved rapidly over the snow Wasnt it marvelous having snow for Christ mas John said Youll have to make that speech over again the Little Black Clock said It will please her John didnt understand at all but in a few mo ments they were drawn up before the loveliest of snow palaces It was like a huge snow house as Peggy said and yet it was much too wonderful for a was indeed a palace It was decorated with icicles and it was very firmly built The sun was shining and the palace seemed a mass of jewels In fact it was so glittering and so daz zlingthat they couldnt look at it Ive turned the time back two days the Little Black Clock said and just at that moment a beauti ful lady appeared at the great front door of the pal ace v Have you come to make the great yearly request she asked We have the Little Black Clock said Come inside the lady urged and to herself she added I want a white Christmas DIET AND HEALTH By DK LULU HUNT PETERS Dr Peters cannot diagnose nor give pc const Jen your questions of general interc werctl in the column Request 3 must be a selfadtJresEecI stamped envelope anil 2 cc article wantcil The same rule npplies lo lie price is 10 cents for cadi lo cover p Dr Tefcrs Caie GlobeGazette sonal If she L they will be ans companied by a fully fits hi coin for each lamplilels except Hint iniing costs Address EARLIER DAYS FOR A NORMAL CHILDBIRTH MRS Is nothing that can be rubbed on the abdomen no matter how well advertised it is that is in any way going to lessen the labor pains However a daily or twidedaily massage of the skin on the abdomen with any oil will very often pre vent the little white stripes which may appear after any great stretch ing of the skin on any part of the But you dont have to pay ten times the value of any simple oil to get this in a patented form To insure a normal labor a wom an should be under the care of a physician from the first and if it is a first baby a specialist in mater nity cases an if pos sible The first tiling he will do is to give an examination to be sure that there is no abnormality in mea surements or organs a checkup of PETERS MD Lhe physical condltion blood blood pressure heart kidneys then the diet and exercises and general hygienic program will be outlined If the physician has kept up with the advance of his science lie will advise the patient not to gain un less ehe is underweight more than the 15 to 20 pounds allowed for the weight of the baby and its coverings and that during the last three or four months If the patient is overweight in the beginning he advises her to reduce gradually If the case is a normal one he will give some special exercises to strengthen the abdominal wall and prescribe walks in the air and sunshine etc Furthermore he will re assure the patient that she neednt be afraid that any scares or gruesome sight or little accidents are going to mark the baby for babies are not marked in that way A pregnant woman should visit her doctor every three or four weeks up to the last month when she should go every two weeks Naturally if there is any unusual symptoms such as bleeding excess vomiting severe headache or pains of any kind a re port should be made to the doctor at once TODAYS TALK By MATTHEW ADAMS A Former lowan Who Knew Mason City in Its Earlier I WAS talking to a newspaper River Dixie Nellie tor recently and he remarked and their sort me as we were discussing his year there was a banquet it I have decided that what my York city of the organization paper needs is a little sentiment Former PipeOrgan Pumpers the way of its came from all points of the I have been thinking a great There were men there whc about that sentiment The probably not been in a churci that hold a paper close to the hearts for years and yet when the its readers are Ha touches and songs Jesus Lover o sentiment that Iceep it warm in Soul Roclc of Ages In th hearts of those readers from ByeandBye and other to sung everybody knew then The very people who may sang them thru Who knows th at sentiment are usually those hymns sung in our churche crave it most As for myself I complimented when I urn told I sat in the lobby of a westeri sentimental Certainly I am the other day watching th Near me sat a middle age I want always to be capable with a hard cold face I won talking with the flowers the what he was thinking abou tliat blow to understand the what his life had been Pre ets churr to fathom the voice little girl romped out run the sea where it is deepest all around the lobby happy a bluest spring bird fresh from its winte Take sentiment out of our Immediately the face o ture our science our arts man lightened and he smiled a business discoveries and our little child and leaned over an ships and what would her to come to him Tha Where would human the love and beauty o ship be without its wealth of little child in his heart at least ment What would we do if it in a1 newspaper I not possible for us to spilt printed more seutimen hearts every now and then less crime their circulatlo bathe our cheeks with grow and the love for thei Why is it that people love the would increase by leap songs like Old Black bounds T T DEC 2G 1909 The women of the Holy Family parish have a fine treat in store for the people of Mason City which will come off Jan 2 1910 Miss Lucile Franchere now of If aQ on Lhe Dlet During St Paul and formerly of this city will give a few and 3uln and a llst boolcs recommended to moth selections on the violin Miss of ers both which you can obtain by following col the most talented violinists in this country She is win ning fame in her calling as a musician and it will be a rare treat to the people of Mason City to again hear her The GlobeGazette is able to write another Ode to Horace but it is Horace Beemer this time and not some ancient guy Horace Beemer had a good ticker with full jewels regulating the courthouse clock and valued especially as a gift It slipped its moorings in one of Horaces athletic stunts A mantle of snow covered the face of Mother Earth and recovery of the chronometer was in doubt till he consulted the Globe Gazette policeman Find it Sure I will says he Just 23 cents for publicity in our rescue the perish ing and search for the lost produced from his jeans the two dimes and three pennies and the news was flashed to the 25000 readers of the GlobeGazette Colonel Nelson of the Nelson Construc tion company found the watch saw the lost notice of course for everybody reads the GlobeGazette and Horace wears a Christmas smile and is able to be on time again If you lose anything that is found at all hie and hasten with a lost notice to the GlobeGazette and lo behold prithee brother or sister It Is found The annual Elks reception this year is to be a larger affair than heretofore Because the Owl club hold their dance on the night of Friday the thirtyfirst and also that Jan 1 comes on Saturday the reception will be held in the club rooms in the afternoon and eve ning both It is the intention to have a very choice lunch served and with the dancing to continue during the evening A very enjoyable time is anticipated No gentleman resident of Cerro Gordo county who is not a member of tthis order will be admitted to this recep tin The decorations are to be profuse Miss Doris Markley has returned home from school and will spend Christmas vacation at the home of her parents Mr and Mrs Markley on Fourth street The ninth of the eight sections of cthe side walls of the Main street bridge Vvill probably be finished rules ryEAR DOCTOR Can you tell me what is the matter with my 4 year old girl She cries because her arms and legs ache usually at night She is very ac tive altho she has a poor appetite and weighs only 34 pounds Have had her tonsils and adenoids removed about three months ago MRS Q It used to be believed that such pains in a child were growing pains But it is now believed that these pains are an expression of something wrong possibly the beginning of rheumatic fever due to an infection This is most frequently transmitted thru diseased tonsils You say you have had your childs bad tonsils and adenoids removed so evidently she was having some trouble with them and perhaps she got her infection thru them You should put her under the care of a childrens specialist immediately Mrs G He will probably advise you to see that she is much less active have you pay especial attention to her diet so that she is built up to normal weight give her sun baths cod liver oil and advise other remedial measures We have a list of books on the general care and feeding of children which you may have by following column rules TEN YEARS OF rROHUUTION Fairmont Sentinel The tenth an niversary of national prohibition approaches What has prohibition accomplish ed in its first decade Has it been a sviccess or a failure Shall it be regarded aa a noble experiment or the fixed and settled policy of dealing with a vexatious problem intimately affecting the welfare of every American citizen Fairmont is a typical smaller American city released from the tyranny of liquor control by pro hibition What is a fair estimate of results here It will be hard to dis agree honestly with the following conclusions as to the local effect of prohibition After ten years of prohibition at tended by honest local enforcement efforts Fairmont homes are happier Fairmont wage earners dollars have provided more of the necessar ies of life as well as comforts Fairmonts saving bank and building and loan assets have in creased greatly Fairmont churches have pros pered and extended their influence aa never before Fairmont has invested more money in schools than in all its previous history Fairmonts streets have become safe for women and children at all times Fairmonts public health situation is improved 100 per cent Fairmont children are better fed better clothes better housed better educated Fairmonts tipplers and drunk ards have become respectable re sponsible citizens Fairmonts crime record has been reduced notwithstanding that li quor offenses almost ignored under liquor control are now prosecuted its most prominent democrats and a man who has attracted much at tention to his state thru his breed ing of fine cattle But better than these Mr Marsh has been a good citizen and one who will be remem bered by his townsmen and honored for what lie has accomplished for civic good QTJEKU BEDFELLOWS Newton News But in this four way where Harding and Brookhart are both for Dickinson it puts Harding and Brookhart in bed together and that is far beyond anything we are capable of imagin ing HardingIs the type of man hart is always lambasting and Brookhart is the type of man Hard ing has always previously deplored To see them now united as the two greatest extremes behind one candi date Is not only astounding it ia almost beyond comprehension It strikes us right now that things are not working out any too well for Dickinson Brookharts follow ers will certainly be suspicious of Harding and Hardings followers will certainly be suspicious of Brookhart The Iowa congressman has succeeded in uniting the two extremes of support but the ques tion is whether those extremes ara too great AN UNFIT APPOINTMENT Kansas City Star Officially the status of Mr Grundy will be changed when he takes his seat no longer officially at least will be the lobbyist of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers association But it Is difficult to believe hia essential at titude will change Pennsylvania is legally entitled to have whatever citizen it desires to represent state in the senate provided IB above the age of 30 years and been nine years a citizen of the Mates But it has won the STARLORE By ARTHUR DcV CARPENTER EUROPES STORMSWEPT SEACOAST THE recent terrific storm off Lhe western coasts of Europe said to have been the worst in 00 years is of great interest as an atmospheric disturbance The barometer dropped to 27i inches Normal sea level ba leaving seven more to run It is expected these rometer is 30 inches A very low barometer means an will be finished this week It Is understood that the supervisors have given the bridge men till Jan 1 to get out of the way of the street car company which extremely light atmosphere At such a time the heavy air adjacent to the low area rushes under neath the light air forcing it skyward with trememl wants to extend the service south of the bridge after j ous rapidity This violent inrush of the heavy air along that date A pile of sand however which lines each the surface of sea nnri land to take the place of the aide of the track may interfere The work will be j lighter ascending air kicks up a violently rough sea re rushed at any rate j salting in appallinglosa of life and shipping merly a hundred a day com mon Fairmont homes have automo biles radios housekeeping and home making conveniences instead 3f wretchedness and poverty ment A DISGRACE AND AN INSULT Mitchell Republican Grundy is Fairmont is safer cleaner more just about everything that a United prosperous and progressive than States senator should not be He ever before Fairmont has fewer quarrels brawls and strifes and the stand ard and intelligence of its citizen ship has in every way improved The effect of ten years of prohi rcpresents not only the big indus tries of the east but the mud cov ered political machine of Pennsyl vania If it were possible to find a more unsatisfactory man for the senate than Vare Governor Fish bition in Fairmont has been little cr has found him Grunclys appoint short of miraculous with no claim that It has been entirely successful In short Fairmont answers the question Is prohibition a success in capital letters YES And what is true in Fairmont can be made true is true in thousands of similar American commimities Return to regulation instead of prohibition NEVER ment is not only a disgrace to Penn sylvania but an insult to the coun try as a whole THE DEATH OK MARSH MiirslmlHnwn TimesRepublican Death of Wilbur W Marsh of Wa lerloo removes from Iowa one of j hie way ofthe transgressor is hard SVMTATIIY FOR PRISONERS Webster City Freeman Journal There has been entirely too much sympathy expressed for inmates of penitentiaries They should be treat ed humanely of course and their health conserved as far as possible fed wholesome food and given as good quarters in which to live as circumstances warrant But they should be made to realize that PL pnnitpnLiary is not n picnic and that in ft M ;