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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1929, Mason City, Iowa MAY1 1929 101 Syndicate Newspaper Office 121123 East State Street Teleph 27 28 and 29 Telephona Numbera MUSEEditor T pj4 r LEE P LOOMISBusiness Manager CEItKO GORDO COUNTY REPUBLICAN Established 1861 long as many newspapers some of them of vast circu lation and Influence persist In sneering at and attack ing certain of our criminal laws afcl in surrounding the commercialized activities of lawbreakera with the halo of resistance to oppression what wonder that crime has increased to the point that Jn cities like Chicago there is some doubt as to whether the gov ernment or the racketeer is supreme GLOBEGAZETTE May 1882 Daily Globe October 1890 The Mason City Times Founded in 1870 Every Week Day Afternoon by CITY GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It ae Associated Press exclusively entitled to the use 11 a news dispatches credited to it or i Knr otherwise credited in published herein Official Paper in the City and County SUBSCRIPTION RATES IDally per year nn JDaily per In n of Mason City and Clear Lake IDaily per year by carrier 00 IDaily per week by 15 per year by mail40 months 3 months 1 month 5 100 mile zone daily per year 6 0 f months 3 months ON SEEKING HAPPINESS EORG1S BERNARD SHAW who frequently says something to make us think says health and congenial activity make life worth living any con scious pursuit of happiness and fame Is pathological and very pitiful A curious thing about us all is that we do not learn much by experience Experience says this same Shaw has little to do In influencing our action We are much more moved by our expectations We are always looking for something and we do all sorts of queer things in the hope of finding It Hegel German philosopher said that the only thing man learns by experience is that man does not learn anything by experience THE OLD HOME TOWN THREE By Stanley Advertising Rates Furnished on Application llntered at the Postoffice at Mason City Iowa Second Class Matter Take rest a field that has rested gives a bountl jful tnf MILTON aNow the bright morning star days harbinger 3Comes dancing from the east and leads with her irhe flowery May who from her green lap throws grhe yellow cowslip and the pale primrose bounteous May that doth Inspire jjVlirth and youth and warm desire SVoodB and groves are of thy dressing and dale doth boast thy blessing Khua we salute thee with our early song 1 welcome thee and wish thee long HOPE STILL LINGERS breakdown or the reparations conference un of Owen D Young has not f been made final Each side was to some extent ng in its announcement of inability to agree does not mean that the conference necessarily e renewed and an agreement reached The par are pretty far apart in their Ideas and may not ible to get together But the reaction to the an Gncement of impending failure was such as to n a new effort to make terms and something may fie of it Eventually there will be a has be But it may take some months for the inevl llity of the outcome to be made apparent and s persuade each side in the controversy to move ard the other In the meantime the conference has least succeeded in outlining an in latlonal handling the settlement when 3 reached On this the technical side of the mat there was little difficulty But the figures as to manys obligations constitute a political problem h all sorts of angles of policy and domestic poli What do you need to know your ques tion to Frederic J Raskin director of our Wash ington information1 bureau He is employed to help you Address your Inquiry to the GlobeGazette In fornnvtion Bureau Frederic i Haskin Director Washington D C and inclose 2 cents In coin or stamps fqr return postage la and so offer a nut much harder to crack Never that which has to be done eventually is done e underlying facts are that Germany cannot to the Dawes Plan that Prance and are much in need of a settlement to organize go finances These conditions in the long run srn the situation aided by the German ne br getting rid of allied control and occupa tSONS SEARCH FOR GENIUS omas A Edison plan described in Tuesdays Gazette to seek out an American school boy onal promise and train him to carry on from where Mr Edison leaves off will be to Bay a noble experiment The East Orange s been able to create synthetically many and light are notable in this respect tic genius has not yet been thus produced that it can be such a genius at least as iited the Inventive life of Mr Edison him iQtire success of the noble experiment win luck Mr Edison has with his question inearthing a lad in whom there is a true ienlug to be fanned NOT DEPENDABLE i TALLEY 22yearold prlma donna js been following hunches all her life It ih that made her start singing lessons at Now a hunch has animated her to ptropolltan Opera company and seek to live She says she wants to move out on a farm is and dig in the dirt Talley may or may not be doing a wise e will tell On the average hunches are tblc We too frequently have desires which all hunches They usually tell us to do the ant to do It may turn out to be the worst ier did Government by hunches is not de ENFORCEMENT SNEERS as a certain section of the American mct i press persists in glorifying the criminal rather than defending the officers of o are constantly called upon to risk their e battle with the underworld we cannot elves with the thot that the causes of this hst law and order are of foreign origin So Q Is Mr Gann a political employe K H M A He is engaged in private law practice now bu he was attorney for the interstate commerce commit tee from 1912 to 1914 and special assistant to the at torney general In handling antitrust affairs from 191 TO 1921 Q How old Is Nancy Carroll R G T A She was born in New York Nov 9 1906 Ii movies since 192T Real name Nancy Lahiff wife o Jack Kirkland Q What Is the last series of dollar bills to be made In the large size N A R A Bills of the series of 1923 New small bills wil be series of 1928 Q What do the various numbers of whistles of a locomotive mean B x A One short whistle means apply the brakes one long station whistle two short whistles are given In response to hand or lantern signal fron one of th crew two long and two short for road crossing one ong and three short mean send out the flagmanfour ong mean flagman returns from west or north five ong flagman returns from east or south three long train parted three short mean to back a series ol short mean cattle on the track Q When was Prayer hook used first In U S C A M A On June 24 1579 The clergyman was the Rev irancis Fletcher chaplain to Sir Francis Drake lo San Francisco a huge Ionic cross has been erected in mem iry of the event Q What percentage of paper is made of wood pulp H W M A Approximately 85 per cent in U S Q Please explain the objective nominative and possessive cases R H A The nominative case la the case of the subject Df a finite verb The objective is the case of the object 3f thetransitlve verb or preposition The positive case 3f a noun or pronoun is that which denotes possession rigin etc It is distinguished by ending in s Q What are the names of the stars in the Bigr Dipper F J G A Alkaid Mizar Alioth Megrez Phegda Merak and Dubhe Q Is whereabouts singular or plural T t F A It is singular Q When were cigarets first made B B A About 1864 in which year 19770000 cigarets ere made In U S Apparently they did not take well or in 1869 the number of cigarets manufactured was nly 1750000 Since then the annual output has in reased until now it Is 80000000000 Q What la the other name for the palm of tho hand N E S A It is called the thenar Q Why does Venice have streets of water T T A Venice is built upon islands which served as refuge for inhabitants of neighboring cities during attacks by barbarians Roadbeds would be extremely difficult to make while canals are obviously easy to construct and maintain Your BROADWAY By Walter Winchell And Mine YORK May Main Stem on a Sunny Afternoon Barbara New berry winnah of a hosiery leg con test ankles north A pretty lass but Maude Russell a brownskin siren who leads numbers at the Cot ton Club has the shapeliest stems you ever did see The late Jim Allisons pretty daughter enters the Variety office after interviewing Ronald Colman who is simply grand The trouble with these talkie shorts remarks an executive is that they are carelessly making them with hams who cant even get work on the smalltime Provincial managers who ditched acts for them have resumed vaudeville The thrill in watching the rear wheel juggler on the hook and ladder fire truck rounding 37th street TEXAS GUINAN and mob rehearsing their vaude act 1 in a 47th street music publishers Duke Ell ington sepia orchestra conductor exits from the Pal ace stage door Jack Johnson the onetime cham pion and a white woman drive by Chrlsto who has the kitchen concession with John on Ziegfelds Mid night Frolic waits at 42nd street for the traffic sig They drop fifteen grand with the closing Satdee night Fanny Wards choice cafeteria near the Embassy theater The Coney Island bus barker nails another couple The fourth race Telegrams arrive at Times Square and sell quickly at 47th street Rube Goldberg leaves the Times building where he offices Red Murphy whose news stand In front of the Worth Worth Chapeaux Shop is the most prosperous in Longacre OEORGE WHITE looking for new faces in case he puts on another Scandals Colin Keith Johnston the leading man in Journeys End steps ariskly on 43rd street Joyce Barbour of the Spring Is Here show who must leave the country because of the Equity reprisal law against British labor unions who bar American performers The Richard Bird is in London anyhow George Gershwin who is relaying the Nope I wont to see Eddie Cantor I saw an imitation of him and FANCY CAKE PANS TIM ROOF FOR ALL TJME I SAY CUT OFF DADS WHISKERS NS TO GET THE CURLS OUT WITHOUT OLJNS GAlOOTS HAVE 50T TO STOP CUTE WITH DADYOU UNDERSTAND NO IT LIFETIME TO cyeow EM AMD BY HECK BY SOME HOOK ALL THINK I SHOULD CHASTISE HJM500D CONCENTRATE BE A WINNER Cartooniil Stanley often a beautiful handpainted red pluiK rolling pin lo tho reader tending in the bell tuggeition by midnight May Ijl not to eiceed 100 wordi on how lo reitore Dad Keyei to their original ilreamline beauly Addren Carlooniit Stanley care paper Wrile yoMri now JAKE THE To CUT PAD WHISKERS BACK AND START THEM OVHK BUT HE MET STRONG XsNO SHE Props Under Prohibition Weakening Black Holds Stewart Quotes Views of Wet New Yorker in Explain j mg Congressional Leaning Toward Dry Side fc jj L Diet and Health By Lnlu Hunt 31 D AS MANKIND SEARCHES FOR HEALTH FT IS May day We are the children of long long ago of prehistoric and primitive times Food is scarce and the struggle for existence is errible and constant We being the weakest are sac rificed Abortion cannibalism drowning and abandon ment to the elements weed us out Those of us who belong to cer tain tribes and are destined to live are mutilated by holes bored In our ears noses and lips tattooing and deformities or our skulls and limbs If we are born on unlucky days or ifwe sneeze directly after birth we are slaughtered for we are considered unnatural and uncanny If we happen to be girls our fate is worse than If we are boys for the male element is glorified and only a few of the girls are al lowed to live to become mothers so the race will not die out May day may be our death day TT IS May day We are the children of the middle ages LULU HUNT PETERS M D aiUUHi Christ has come Suffer little children to come unto for of such Is the kingdom of heaven He hath Thru the Influence of Christianity edicts asrainst laying us and delivering us into slavery are ilsued V new facllng towards parenthood and children is eingdeveloped May day is now fairer to us T IS May day We are the children of the middle of the nine eenth century Our death rate Is stilt high but not nearly BO high is it was for up to this time little was understood Peters Ad ventures j A Dally BecUlino Story By MRS FLORENCE SMITH VINCENT I think hea terrible gag The brokerage in the vu 4 nt JU LliC Astor foyer crowded with Times Square speculators looking for a break on the movie stocks The I Kissen simile As pathetic as an opening act trying to steal a bow jv nine uiiuursiuod f child hygiene and the wars and pestilences had fos ered Indifferences and the children suffered terribly But now things are different Doctors are begin ing to specialize In our disorders to be able to care or Us better Societies for the prevention of cruelty o children have been formed activities for our wel are are taken up by religious societies Laws have een passed to cut down the labor of those of us under who have to labor to 10 hours a day A childrens ourt hag been established May day means a lot to us We have oceans of fun t Is our festival day We have plays May poles and ageants It is fitting May day represents the springtime of he year and we represent the springtime of life T IS May day We are the children of the present We have come into our own It is understood now that if we are sound phy ically mentally and spiritually we are as rocks upon vhlcn the nation and the race are to be built and if eglected we are as shifting sands It is understood that our contacts and experiences ave not fitted us to reason and to act as adults and emands are made upon us only proportionate to the pecial state of our development We have sympathetic nderstandlng Laws are being passed to prevent our avlng to labor at all The principles of child psychology of discipline of thics and of life itself are being studied for our enefit It is known that to know love and serve us is ie most satisfying and soulfilling of all human ac It is May day It Js still our festival day we have aay poles plays and pageants But May day now means much more than the fun nd happiness for one day for on this day thruout the ation special thot Is being given on how we can best e served All over the country welfare associations such as he American Child Health association state boards health and education churches ParentTeachers associations the American Red Cross and mens and womens clubs are meeting to discuss our needs for the future and to celebrate what has been done In the past year It is May day Now dedicated to us and known as national Child Health day Our Kingdom is come His will is betnjr done on earth as it is in heaven OLD FATHER FAITHFUL MRS WILD GOOSE came rushing to greet Peter as if she had known him all her life Husband has been telling mo what a fine chap you are cried she and I could hardly wait to meet you Unless you were a Wild Goose you could have no idea what a pleasure it is to feel there are a few TwoLogs who are kind and friendly We have learned by bitter experience to think they are cruel But now you have come along to prove the exception to the rule I have always said there is no even the TwoLeg bad that there are not some good folks among them Mrs Wild Goose smiled Sn such a friendly way tha the boy couldnt feel angry at her poor opinion of hi race so he said nothing and just smiled back at her The gentle lady continued Of course husband has told you what a devoted family we Geese always does just as soon as he meets any one for the first Ill bet he has spent more time in talking about me than he has about the children To be sure I have and why not demanded her husband There Is only one You and there are ever and ever so many new lot every year Mother Goose chuckled That is what he always says when I scold him or making such a fuss over me Dont you think for a moment tho that Gander doesnt love his children No nor that he isnt proud of them added her husband puffing out his chest Id like to see a finer brood in all the North country or east or south or west either for that matter I was telling boy about our honeymoon Gracie dear and how joyous we and all the other lovers were in those carefree days but we have had many a happy time together since The cares of a growing family have never upset us very much have they If they ever did it was not for long declared Mother Wild Goose I will say that life might have been pretty wearisome for me all those long hours when I used to watch and listen for the first tiny crack In the tiny crack that told me soon my babies would come out into the it had not been for you You stood guard night and day watching watch ing so no danger could come near me And when I grew cramped from sitting on the eggs too long then you would take my place so I could run about and stretch my legs No bird could have been more loyal to his family than you Old Father what you were By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May is at least two to one dry Maybe a little dryer than that The wets ad mit it And yet anti prohibition sena tors and repre sentatives insist the result would be wet if we were to have a nation al referendum It sounds re dlculous If a majority of the voters are wet why do they send big dry ma jorities to Wash ington time after time voters whim Issues are many and conflicting and primary ballots are cast every which by ona bloc of dyedinthewool drys MIND you the con gressman a primary is only about half an election for only ona party is voting And unless the com munity is exceptionally onftslded the primary vote is not all dry So we are safe in concluding that tho dyedinthewool drys are a minority of the total electorate But it is a solid dependable mi only bloc that the candi date can feel certain of as for or against him However numerous the weta may be they scatter their strength Thus the drys scare the candi dates into a dry declaration Elected he is pledged to them in advance Limu uiter nme n In the interests of science I have reSardess of his personal conviction it this question to a lot of wet tte put this question to a lot of wet congressmen I never heard any bet ter answer to it than thats what the wets profess to think recently when I submitted the puzzle to Representative Lorin M Black Jr of Brooklyn REPRESENTATIVE BLACKS so iution is technically provided one accepts his premises as sound That they are sound I am far from asserting I simply repeat Mr Blacks argu ments for whatever they may hap en to be worth as interesting to drys and wets alike in that they purport to explain away what othsr wise would seem to me to be out andout paradox The Long Island ongressman avowedly is a very wet Sew Yorker Due allowances should e made for what he says accord ngly IN the old days qf political con 1 ventlons recalls the Brooklyn te a senator or representative de ended on his organization to nomi nate him He seldom worried about election day because most states and congressional districts are pretty safely one way or the other barring landslides Indeed he did no worrying at all te relied on his organization to nominate him on his regular party majority to elect him With the direct primarys advent the clinching of nominations became more difficult Once n9minatcd a candidate may feel perfectly sure of election but in order to run he first must be nominated Hla organization so serviceable In a wellmanaged convention is no much good in a primary fight In side his own political group his party majority js no help to him He is at the mercy of the indlvidu a majority of his constituents JDUT prohibition continued tha Brooklyn representative has been so undermined It has been so undermined by charges of wetdrinking by dry con gressmen by the Tm Alone case by the Aurora HI tragedy by wet result of the Wisconsin referen dum by the Jones law by the sur render of the Leviathans new era to wet necessity by the rapidly mounting cost of enforcing Volstead Prohibltlon has been so under mined by such recent developments hat substantial as its surface may ippear I believe It is ready to cavo n suddenly when the props nra knocked from under It PROPS Prohibition enforcement re lied the representative is soon to e transferred from the treasury to he justice department The latter rained to consider all laws equal resumably wilf cease to concentrate specially upon dry law enforcement vhereupon I predict it will break own utterly President Hoovers expected law nforcement commission cannot fail o point to prohibitions share In re ponsibility for our crime wave Prohibition Commissioner Doran las launched a campaign to stop the unlawful use of certain large sec ions enormous grape crop How will the vine growers like it Western agriculture struggling vainly with its overproduction prob lem cannot much longer remain un mindful of the vast grain market which would immediately te re opened to American farmers by pi6 hibition modification These are the props that I be Jlcve already are cracking OTHER EDITORS EARLIER DAYS MAV 1 1903 M A Beltz and H N Newell last evening closed an option with the building committee of the Knights of Columbus and today with A H Gale for the lease of the business lots at Fourth and Main streets upon which they will erect a summer theater which they hope to have ready for opening June 1 The summer theater is quite popular in many cities and the man agement proposes to give Mason City as good attrac tions as it Is possible to obtain Secretary A F Shotts arrived home this morning from a week of business at different points in the state since the T P A convention at Burlington He will soon have the books of the office he was recently elected to and will then be the regular secretary of the order Another freeze is scheduled by the weatherman and is due tonight when it is expected the thermo meter will go lower than it did last night when It registered 12 below freezing From all over the north and east reports come In of like conditions The has been remarkable for this season of the year WHY NOT COUNTY MANAGERS Minneapolis Journal If a city manager why not a county man ager inquires the Hokah Chief Why not indeed There is no more archaic survival of unit gov ernment forms than the present or ganization of counties in all states While modern development of in dustry and science has progressed to levels undreamed of in th9 philosophy of the Horatios that worked out the machinery of so cietys various concerted endeavors practically nothing has been done to improve county government While states have tended more and more toward centralization of functions lesser units have stood still Political theory has remained unchanged even in the evolution of betterments for these have been mechanistic rather than fundamen tal Why then should not the county government machinery De Improved If there were no other motive i there Is enough in rehabilitating lof cal The other units have largely run away from the counties in efficiency With no reflection intended upon the agents of public service in county offices it is apparent the agencies are far below the mark de served in a progressive community The pianist should not be doing the best he can with the in strument he has to play upon So why not a county manager Why not try to abolish waste in county government as it is contin ually tending to be centralized in other units The Hokah Chief raises a question that merits the study of every citizen who wants better ad ministration better execution of public affairs as they pertain to counties Waverly Iowa A patrolman chaacd a liquor car thru town at a speed of 60 miles an hour later catching up with it out northwest of the town and seizing 50 gallons of alcohol It was an exciting gun fire high speed and other ele ments of as we read we were troubled to think what might have happened to chil dren or old folks in Waverly had they chanced to be in the way and we were about to decide that this liquorenforce ment business was really coming to be a serious menace when we hap pened to think that there isnt a week in any town but what some drunken driver probably subjects cit izens to as much danger as did the abovedescribed chase And tha chances are that if Frank Law had reached Mason City with that 50 gallons of booze there would have been some consequent danger run ning at large there too THE WILD ASS Norlhwood Anchor We have the Elks and the Moose the Lions and IN EXPLANATION Walter Learned 18471915 Her lips were so near else could I do Youll be angry I fear But her lips were so Well I cant make it clear Or explain it to you lips were so near else could I do from the north this afternoon showed the evidence of bucking snow along the way The pilots were packed with snow which was met in the cuts There Is some apprehension that oats that have sprout ed will suffer somewhat tonight by the freeze expected No damage of a serious nature has yet been done in the opinion of farmers but if the oats are sprouted and the ground freezes many of them will be killed H D Page who owns the west side lumber yard at Northwood was there Wednesday checking up Man ager George R Elder While there Mr Page closed ft deal whereby the firm becomes the owner of the coal business heretofore conducted by C H Walker in cluding the sheds scales and all other property near the depot After two sales the lot sale scheduled for today was called off on account of the weather The following sales were made Lot A Purely addition to E L Lot 10 block 16 B O Dr Farrell the limit of mens animal inclina ions are not fully satisfied Why Doesnt someone start an Order of Wild Asses something we can all get into inquires Editor Arthur Nelson of the Fairmont Minn Sentinel The Anchor advises Mr Nelson to drive his automobile along the Jef ferson highway from Albert Lea to Northwood or between any any two points on almost any other automo bile highway He will observe in the drivers who meet or pass him many eligible candidates for the prospective order which be name THE FRANK LAW CASK Mitchell County Press The other day we were reading of an exciting chase thru the business street of PROTESTS VS JUDGES Lake Mills Graphic Many of our exchanges contain news stories of protests being made by high schools on decisions rendered by incom pcntent judges in various contests thruout the state The recent music contest at Mason City the district music contest at Belmond as well as many o the declamatory con tests held recently are objects of criticism because of poor judges This would indicate that there are many hard Joscrs That may be However there seems to be a tend ency of authorities in charge to the matter of competent little thot In too many instances the question considered is expense and not one of qualifications While we doubt if one of the pres ent protests will succeed In chang ing the decisions of the judges we do believe that they have stressed the importance of securing com petent judges all thru a state series Any contest that Is sponsored by the educational authorities must be conducted in a fair manner other wise it would not be educational it would be destructive ONEMINUTE PULPIT Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee and let such as love thy salvation say continually Let God be mag nified But I am poor and needy make haste unto me O God thou are my help and my deliv erer O Lord make no tarrying ;