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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1929, Mason City, Iowa MAY 22 1929 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE ffeott Etta A Lee Syndicate newspaper Issued Every Week Day Afternoon by the MASON C1TX GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY 121123 East State St Telephone Nos 27 28 and 2B WILL P MUSEEditor W EARL HALLManaging Editor LEE P LOOMISBusiness Manager MEMBER OF TRE 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 SUBSCRIPTION BATES Daily per Daily per week15 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Daily per year by carrier Daily per week by carrier15 Daily per year by mail400 6 months 3 months 1 month 50 Outside 100 mile zone daily per year600 6 months 3 months CHARACTER BY CHEMISTRY A Lti sorts of curious improvements are predicted for mankind by members of the American Chemical society recently meeting It is said the time may come when man wont have to build his own character but can depend on chemistry to do it And if the chemists can discover what makes us stop growing future gen erations may become a race of giants Of course that would not be advisable as we would have to junk all our present furniture and other equipment As to growing character by the chemistry and gland meth od that would take all the spiritual struggle out of ife and leave us very much like the wellknown worm Entered at the Postofflce at Mason City Iowa as Second Class Matter Many receive advice only the wise profit by It 1 ITS FUNCTION IS JUDICIAL TN THE selection of a commission to Investigate the field of law enforcement with special attention to the eighteenth amendment President Hoover has re deemed another one of his campaign pledges That he has selected an able and fearless group of men is not to lie doubted regardless of what its conclusions may be The scope of the investigation has not been def initely announced Particularly vague in the public mind Is the status of the commissions assignment with respect to the dry law Is the emphasis to be on the mere devising of improved methods for enforcing the law as It now stands on the statute books or is the commission to have power to bring in a recommen dation for modifying that law Thats a major ques tion Past utterances of the individual members of the commission are being ferreted out with a view to de termining a disposition toward humidity or aridity The chairman for instance is found to have expressed doubt concerning the wisdom of the Jones law hold ing that It stressed severity in punishment rather than certainty This is regarded with comfort by the wets Iowas representative on the commisssion Judge W S Kenyon has been set down as a dry But If the commission functions aa a purely fact finding and judicial duty Imposed upon it by the predispositions should not prove adverse to its hopes for success The thing thats all Important is that the appointees are all persons of in tegrity and ability who will not yield to the pressure sure to be brot upon them by the extremists on either Bide If the plan is carried out on the high level designed for 11 by Mr Hoover the GlobeGazette will be dis ed to place a great deal of weight on the com islona WAS A COSTLY LESSON explosion and fire In a Cleveland hospital which resulted In 126 deaths leaves the country aghast Contemplation of the horror of It tends to exclude phil osQihical ruminations For the moment we stared at it helplessly But since the thing is passed and cant be helped the lesson Involved is the most important aspect of the incident America and particularly American hos pital authorities are resolved that it shall never happen again Science in bringing help and healing also brings new hazards and the Cleveland disaster represents one of them Probably any danger attached to films In xray aepartments had been overlooked excepting for general precautions in most hospitals That a deadly gas was generated by burning film probably was known to science but that it represented a danger that might wipe out the inmates of a hospital doubt less had never been thot of The arrangement of the Cleveland building lent it self to the development of a disaster It was built like a crrt chambers Consulting rooms on the various floors surrounding an open central space from the ground floor to the top constituted a sort of well Two open stairways led to the basement where the films were kept When the explosion occurred the gas and flames quickly generating rose almost instantly to permeate every part of the building Xray films are an absolute essential of medical and hospital practice Perfect safeguards are possible and will come The lesson has been costly frightful but It is safe to say that the Cleveland horror never will be repeated All questions to this department should be ac companied by tho writers name and address and 2 cents in coin or stamps for reply Send your ques tion to the GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskln Director Washington D C j F B Was Texas Guinan ever in the movies A Yes and before that on the stage Q What per cent of tho automobiles In V S are bought with cash M c A According to a local automobile credit tPK f M6Dt the car3 sold are Tnon Ford was not Sellin8his usual number of cars 192728 this percentage was raised to 40 per cent Q name cooperative colleges other than Antioch in the middle west D R Berta KWrquetle and Berea coilege Q Do musicians in the navy band have to servo part of their enlistment at sea C V F A It is not required Q What fiimous foe of slavery trained troops m Iowa while quartered at Sprlngdule in 1857 A John Brown trained troops at Springdale Iowa Q Have the Chinese American Indians or Jews ever persecuted people thinkingthev were vvltehcs It H H A The Chinese or American Indians never con ducted an organized campaign against witchcraft in any way comparable to that carried on in Europe in the middle centuries or in America in the early his tory of the country but there is ample proof that the Jews from earliest times placed witchcraft under the ban of the law and among the earliest laws given by Moses is the one Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live i Can quail eggs he hatched in AS o A Yes The temperature should be kept at about 93 Vj degrees Eggs should be turned daily and the air m the incubator well supplied with moisture Hatching takes about 23 days Q When did live H M K A The German philosopher lived from 1S44 to 1900 Q Wns John Hanson J M F the first president GENERAL FENG OPPORTUNIST j JNCONFIRMED dispatches report that General Feng well known as the Christian general has broken with the Nanking government in China that a renewal of hostilities Is about to start on a large scale This is bad news indeed for the Nanking government which has only within a year completed its conquest of northern China and Manchuria and begun to work for consolidation and stability Feng is one of the keenest and shrewdest of the Chinese tu chuns or local military governors and he has been a thorn in the side of every Chinese government that has been in the way to assert its authority over the entire country Feng joined with Chiang KaiShek to oust Chang TsoLIn Manchurian dictator who died In his retreat from Peking after the final triumph of the National ist forces Without doubt Feng played a considerable part in that success as his is acknowledged to be the best trained and disciplined army in China However both before that time and since Feng has been flirting with the Russians and It is evident that his latest split with Chiang follows the war upon the commun ists in the Nationalist ranks Feng was once heralded aa an Idealist who would regenerate China but his conduct In the last few years has indicated rather that he is of the typical Chinese military type a selfish opportunist who Joves to trouble the waters for his own fishing At a recent track meet in Chicago the runners are reported to have come close to wearing themselves out starting off at the wrong shots A Washington was the first president under the constitution John Hanson born in Green Hill Md was a representative in the house of delegates of Maryland from 1757 to 1781 and a delegate from Maryland to the continental congress 1781 to 1783 serving as presi dent of that body in 1781 the first to hold this office after the adoption of the articles of confederation but not under the constitution Q Are any Americans buried In Westminster Abbey A S A No There is a bust of Henry W Longfellow in the poets corner a colored window and a tablet to James Russell Lowell and a tablet to Walter Hines Page Q Has a perpetual motion machine been In vented M T A No The law of the conservation of energy Is an absolute barrier to all schemes for obtaining by mechanical means what Is called perpetual motion or a machine which will do an amount of work greater than the equivalent of the energy whether of heat of chemical combination of electricity or mechanical nergy that is put into it Such a result would be the creation of an additional store of energy in the uni verse which Is not possible by any human agency Q What Is the origin and meaning of tho Word succotash S H IJ A Of Indian origin it is a corruption of a Narra ganset name for an ear of corn as distinguished from corn cracked or biokcn by pounding Roger Williams used the word in this wise By 1778 It had the meaning of corn mixed with beans and perhaps bears flesh Now succotash is a mixture of corn with Lima beans or string beang Your BROADWAY By Walter Winchcll And Mine can EW YORK May Nothing is more irksome perhaps than some of the answers you get from a New York telephone operator The phone com panys rules are to blame of course and The New Yorker recently prod ded the phone phlrm in the manner it deserved It appears that a stew called up Meridan 1212 from his bod and asked for the correct time This is Meridan 1212 said the sugary voice it is now exactly niun min utes past niun But quickly added the drunk you tell me what DAY this Im sorry was the devastating reply before she hung up but we are not allowed to give out that information KAY GOETZ the most dapper of the producers tells of the former garment manufacturer who went into the movie business The picture dealt with Alaska the Royal Northwest Mounted Police wolf dogs and blizzards When it came to the shootine of a scene where a wolf dog protected The Girl it was discovered that they had no wolf dog Never mind worrying about a wolf dog said the magnate use one of our lions Dont be ridic growled a director who ev heard of a lion up in Alaska Why not was the retort couldnt It be dot it escaped from a circus THINGS You May Know That not all ketchup is free of benzoate of soda which is the same stuff used to embalm dead people Ugh That sugar in water does more to keep flowers alive than aspirin That the most beautiful temple in Africa was designed by a blind man and that the potentate ord ered the designer blinded not knowing that he was so that he couldnt duplicate the pattern That after applying their makeups actors pat the face with wet hands to keep from perspiring in torrid weather That the Indians used lard and the fuzz of cat tails that grow In marshes to heal a burn that wouldnt leave a scar and that Llta Grey Chaplin who once was married to the most famous man in the world Before Llndy became the most has a celeb ritycomplex and uses every influence to meet a new comer who has crashed the literary stage screen or radio heavens THREE THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley DAD YOU HAVEA DAD KEYES WAS SREATLY PEEVED WHEN HE FOUND THE LETTER AT THE PoSToFFice WAS NOT THE ONE TO SOLVE Mis WHISKER N FACT IT WAS NOT EVEN A LETTER FOfe HIM To BF Diet and Health Hunt Icterx HI O AJcticss inrinirirs 10 Dr Iclcrs care UlnbeGazellc and cnclov stalnpiu sclfitddrusci your name xs cvitkncc v good fin lh Scml 10 cents in cuiu if yinf wish Reducing am Gaining Pamphlet HOT WATER HEALING AGENCY 4 J doesnt understand why physicians do not stress the beneficial effects of drinking hot water He is a great enthusiast of drinking liberal amounts of hot water for a great many conditions for he was greatly benefited by this practice He would like to know what is the curative principle Peters Adventures A Dolly ReiUtnin Story By MRS FLORENCE SMITH VINCENT A SONG OF THE SOUTHERN SWAMP AT last the boy was convinced that the Wild Geese knew quite well what they were about He was curious tho to know the port for which they were bound Do you mind telling me how far you are going to fly and where asked Peter Certainly not my boy Gander thot for a minute By wings lengths I have no idea how far the distance U S AntiSmith Instead of ProHooverConnallyj This View Born Out of Senates Refusal to Support j President in Farm Relief Program I By CHARLES P STEWART A SHINGTON May 22 After the overwhelming fashion In which President Hoover was awept Into office on the G O P ticket Apparently so d e v a s t a ting a Hoover victory that certain alarmed public men said it paved the way for a dic tatorship if Mr Hoover chose to make an Ameri can Mussolini of himself which of course nobody actually expect How in the dickens does it hap pen that the United States with a clear G O P majority of 15 which everyone had supposed was equivalent to a Hoover turned down Mr Hoovers strongly expressed wishes concerning the farm very first time that selfsame senate took a vote only just 65 days after his inauguration THE explanation says Senator Tom Connally of Texas un questionably ig that huge numbers of ballots cast last November for Mr Hoover were not in reality pro Hoover votes but Simply antiSmith votes Senator Connally doubtless knows what he is talking about His state was one of those which cast its electoral vote for Mr Hoover tho it sent him Connally to the senate as a democrat MOW that Mr Hoover is presl A dent continued the Lone Star senator very little that anti Smith sentiment which he got the benefit of on election day is back of him Ho is nothing like as strong as he seemed to be in ing like as strong as he probably thot he was Many conflicting elements com bined for the time being on Hoover because they were alike in fearing Smith The Smith danger being over they are falling away from Hoover and resuming hostilities among themselves is but I am sure with no misfortune befalling us that the rising sun will find us in the southern swamps it was about 20 years j Southern swamps repeated tho boy Goodness I think i the fad of drinking hot water was at Its height I remember I went thru It for my ailment The only result I got was a chronic intestinal irritation for several months which I thot I would never get rid of The benefits to those who arc helped by drinking hot water come from the heat for heat is one of natures healing agencies The bodv That doesnt sound very good to me Swamps are hor rid damp foggy places arent they with lota of mos quitoes and files and snakes about to bother one I THE members of the house oi A representatives went on the Texan appeared altogether too tie more independent It can afford to be Senators only have to go to the polls once in six years not every other year like the representatives which naturally makes the latter timid Accordingly the senate voted about as its members saw fit The result immediately revealed how much weaker the president was than moat folk had Imagined In stead of having a majority of 15 In his favor he had a majority of 3 against him This will teach the house of rep resentatives a lesson Henceforward the president will not be so strong there either are other signs observed i the senator of a breakdown in the present white house tenants influence When President de nounced the equalization as an important feature of the agricultural relief proposals the national reac tion was strong widespread and fav orable to Mr Coolidge I sense Httle if any popular reaction to President Hoovers denunciation of the deben ture plan It seems to pass almost unnoticed Why I dont know A differ ence in presidential personalities perhaps President Hoover also could very properly have objected to the deben ture plan while being urged to ex press his farm views Evidently un willing to accept any responsibility he refused them him self I suppose in danger of being lost in the expressed his objections in a style to anger the debentures supporters THE truth is commented the southwesterner President Hoo er is in the difficult position of aving tremendous promises to live p necessarily promises made by himself but assumed by thera This makes it hard for him to scape disappointing the country Glowing promises made In advance re perilous Besides the White House Is a ilnce for an exceedingly able politi n thinskinned one cither After a great politician is dead we call him a statesman While alive At s highly important for him to un derstand politics dont know that I should like to go to the swamps number o Oh yes you would said Gander decidedly There decided vi are swamps and swamps Some are good and some are bad but we choose the good ones To be sure these feedinggrounds of ours are wet wouldnt ba swamps if they were not and we wouldnt like them cither but they are not very damp The sun shines too brightly for that and only in the mornings are the swamps misted in fog The bright rays chase the gloom away how lovely arc the ones that grow by the banks of much united on farm legislation to be natural In fact they were split Into of groups each with ver of its op posed to one anothers and all op posed to the administration plan o farm relief which they nevertheless accepted with a surprising show of satisfaction They were still fooled by the big Hoover vote at the last that is afraid of President Hoover there would be thoadIed effect of gett ng fuff Vfo modern fnedicfl re i I cue lllLUSUnai musculat ire If it s not overdone it may prove bene ficial in disorders of the disorders of the intestinal tract llnder that mohmn most laymen possess that what helps them n one condition will be helpful to others in ail conditions COLLEGE Boys and GirlsYou could keep some Uried or milh powder fresh fruits chocolates and nuts besides the things you mentioned If you will go to the public li brary you will undoubtedly find a list of foods gv the caloric value of these foods felv The number of calories in the fivecent bars of llpon their whether we they contain other things besides the sugar such as nuts raisins or chocolate The following arc 100 calorie leastSo they swallowed what he offered and tried to like It senate however proceeded i the Texas lawmaker is a lit CENATOR CONNALLY does not pretend ttmt a good democrat can defend ttie debenture principle It is course he admits a indirectsubrffdy r But If we subsidize the manufac turer with a high protective tariff the former simply must be subsi dized to placs him on an equality with tha former Further adoption of the deben ure plan will have the excellent ef ect of proving to the public that ariff protection is a subsidy also The public Is able to realize that ebentures are a subsidy When pro ectionista complain that it is it immediately becomes apparent that o is tariff protection the still waters Far gayer are they than any you have ever come across up in these northern lands And oh my dear fellow you must meet Snowy Heron He is going all the distance to see The kindest chap in the world is he and yet among all birds he receives the worst treatment Snowy Heron wouldnt harm a chicken but every season he suffers hardships and sorrows that are dreadful I am not going to tell you about them now tho To begin with there is not time and besides it makes me feel too sad All I will say Is that he is a wonderful bird No other like Snowy Heron anywhere OTHER EDITORS 6 aimple candv onehalf o ounce of nut meats onehalf ounce of chocolate sweet ened or unsweetened one scant ounce of cookies a fi newton weighs about threequarters of an ounce 3UCh Prune3 banana weighing five and onehalf VjRS It is all right to continue taking cod live oil during tho summer months of you want to However cod liver oil is usually taken for its vitamin s Vltamm is manufactured In the skin by the sunlight rays so In the summer when you get a lot of sunshine you really wouldnt need it Babies how armmrt f have their cod liver oil all year around for vitamm D has so much to do with the lime I and the of the bones and teeth Besides it is very high in the growth and disease resisting vitamin A We have an article on balanced diet which you may have by observing the column rules The article on headaches may be helpful to i you Have a physician check up Trouble with the eyes is by no means the only cause of headaches POEMS THAT LIVE ON THE GRASSHOPPER AND CRICKET John Keats 17951821 The poetry of earth is never dead When all the birds are faint with the hot sun And hide in cooling trees a voice will run From hedge to hedge about the newmown mead rnat is the takes the lead In summer has never clone With his delights for when tired out with fun He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed I he poetry of earth ceasing never On a lone winter evening when the frost Has wrought a silence from the stove there shrills itfe crickets song in warmth increasing ever And seems to one in drowsiness halflost The Grasshoppers among the grassy hills EARLIER DAYS MAY 33 1009 The articles of incorporation were filed today by the LovellScholfield Lumber company which is capi talized at 525000 and whose place of business is Mason City P C Lovell of thia city who Is now connected with the Page Lumber company and W R Scholfield of Eldora but who travels for a Wisconsin lumber firm are the the officers and the board of directors Mr Lovell Is president and Mr Scholfield is secretary and treasurer The only yard owned by the company at present is at Eldora Hinkle and Burns who own the lot on the east side of Main street between Fourth and Willow creek are planning the erection of a commodious store building It is the plan to begin building within a few days and to push It to completion as soon aa possible The front age owned is equal to two lots and in which case there will be good sized buildings DCS Moinea should begin to learn She went up against Mason City for the M B A headquarters and retired defeated Yesterday she tried conclusions with Waterloo and Mrs Shipley lost the coveted presidency for the state Federated Womens clubs because she lives at Des Moines The state has been good to Des Moiries and she should not want everything in sight James Byrne of Sioux Falls S Dak arrived in the city lost evening and will begin at once the erection of the St Francis academy building of which he has the contract He is a competent man and has the contract for Misg Millie Rye who spent a few clays this week in the city with her parents is now in Minneapolis where she Is taking voice culture and is at the same time doing some teaching Miss Rye is n talented young lady whose voice is of peculiar power and charm and with care will make good Judge J J Clark will be among the visitors to the Yukon exposition this summer It is expected that the new interurban cars will be put into commission on the Electric line about Juno 15 The cars that are here are now at the shops where they are undergoing refitting for the service One of the most interesting games of baseball played Friday afternoon between the local high school team and the Lake Mills team which resulted In a score of 4 to 2 in favor of Lake Mills but which showed up the skill of the local team to good advantage H H Harbaugh left today for his parental home ftt Wcstchcstcr where he meets Mrs Hnrbaugh who is enroute from Texas and where they will visit for a week before cominghome to pack their belongings pre paratory to moving CLEVELANDS DISASTER Cleveland IlainDealer Only by turning back to that terrible day in March 1008 when the Collinwood school furnished a funeral pile for 165 teachers and children can one find a comparison for yesterdays clinic disaster in Cleveland The Collinwood holocaust like the Iroquois theater fire started a nationwide movement for bettor safety devices in public buildings Lives were given in a sense that lives might be saved tt is too early yet to say what the lesson of 5csterdays frightful tragedy may be for the scores of men and women unatched from life in yesterdays tragic sacrifice It has received a terrific loss in the passing of BO many useful experienced physicians and nurses In many cases It will be next to impossible to replace them in tho community service The most the city can how little it to resolve by everything it holds sacred to over look no consideration that will make human life safer wherever men and women gather as they were gath ered in the Cleveland Clinic yester day morning j If there was carelessness back of There will follow at once officialthis holocaust the fact will be estab investigations to determine causes lishcd If such carelessness wa1 and devise means of preventing a criminal prosecutions must follow repellion of this terrible sacrifice On this point there will of course repel t of life Collinwood was a tragedy of childhood The clinic fire takes its toll from among adults doctors and nurses patients many of whom were confined to bed and so helpless to flee Hero wag a building modern In every respect constructed with every apparent regard for safety No panic no overcrowding no oD vious act of carelessness The Cleveland clinic would have matter of course been picked as a model of construc tion so far as danger from fire was concerned The men behind the in stitution some of them of world renown would be accepted in any community as a pledge of reliabil ity for anything they might foster Yet the city faces this morning tho tragic results of one of the major disasters of its history With out warning death strikes the help less A deadly gas released thru agency not yet determined turns a cradle of mercy into a lethal chamber With unbelievable fury the volatile agent of destruction wrecks the building ns it kills near a hun dred of its occupants Men who served on the western front in France see repeated here in the midst of a peaceful commun ity something of the terror that at temled every gas attack among the trenches Some deadly gaseous con be a suspension of judgment Tha facts alone will tell the story Nothing can be done to bring back the dead little perhaps tn hasten the recovery of the Injured It is possible however that much can be doneto make forever impos sible the repetition of such a dis aster Let the investigation ha thoro leavinc nothing undone to establish the truth The rest will follow as a roction sweeps into instant and usu ally fatal unconsciousness every creature in iU path And those who never saw a trench are given awful evidence of what the possibilities of gas warfare really are Cleveland mourns this HXKGAT AND INDEFKNSIBJJE Musfatino Journal Governor Hammlll has finally signed the sal ary grab bill passed by thelegisla tors to boost their own pay Altho they campaigned for and accepted the offices knowing what the job paid they felt that 51000 per ses sion wasnt enough so they boosted it 500 per man under the subter fuge of expenses and this is the bill which the governor signed Tha coat to the state will be approxi mately ONEMINUTE PULPIT Be not thnu afraid when one Is made rich when the glory of hi3 house is increased for when he dioth he shall carry nothing away his glory shall not descend after Tsalm cxlix 16 17 morning ;