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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1929, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THREE A Lee Syndicate newspaper Issued Every Week Day Afternoon by the GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY 121123 East State St Telephone Nos 27 28 and WILL P MUSEEditor W EARL HALLManaging Editor LEE P LOOMISBusiness Manager MKMBffB OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the for publication of alt 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 at Mason City and Clear Lake Dally per year by Dally per week by carrier 16 Dally per year by 400 5 months 3 months 1 month 50 Outside 100 mile zone daily per year 600 8 months S325 3 months Entered at the Postofflice at Mason City Iowa as Second Class Matter Abstinence Is whereby a man reframeth from anything which he may lawfully NOT A WEAPON OF WAR who have visioned the dirigible such as L the Zeppelin as a mighty Instrument of war are nore optimistic and a good deal less lugo Eckener himself He regards its field of pos ilbllities in combat as definitely circumscribed be tause of the inherent difficulty of defending it against Ittack by the speedier airplane I In a day when the world is showing a definite de ore to think in terms of ending war it is probably of i Beater importance anyway that the assured value of lighter than air vehicle Is to be found In com finerce Let us read what Mr Eckener foresees along i this lino We made the roundtheworld trip to con vince the most skeptical that the airship has a future And now for the first time we have found a definite and serious interest among bankers in the establishment of transAtlantic air lines It will cost about 515000000 to establish a fourship air line between Europe and the United States with double hangars provided oa both sides of the water These ships an improvement on the Graf Zeppelin will be able to make the westward crossing in festween sixtyfive and seventy hours i and the crossing In fortyfive hours I Cost to the passengers which it I fla contemplated the airships will carry would be around In addition about ten tons of mail would be carried as well as a load of freight which would vary with the seasons Referring to the new dirigible now under course C construction and 40 per cent larger than the Graf i ferr Eckener explained that Its passengers cabins ibuld be In the hull of the dirigible Power is to be jupplled by eight enginestwo In each car alongside the body of tha airship He predicted that the English 5 tould find that they were proceeding along some fuu 9 America however he added may rival Ger becRusa many of the worlds best technicians have been attracted to the Industry here AFRICA IN MINNESOTA SPEAKER at the program given In connection with the opening of 90 miles of paving below bes jVToines referred to Freeborn county Minn as the flarkest Africa of the Jefferson highway A few years ago that would have been several brands of treason Darkest Africa right under the Aose of the mighty Charles M Babcock commissioner jf highways for Minnesota Absurd J And yet today not many will criticize the meta phor There has been a procrastination in the con struction of this 25 or 30 mile stretch of paving that can have no justification I The extremely heavy traffic on this Primary Nol Constituted the first unanswerable argument for the paving The promise of Mr Babcock that lowans vould find Minnesotas paving waiting for them when fiiey reached the Iowa state line was another With a deliberation that might be admirable In Ither pursuits Mr Babcock ia getting around to the yreeborn stretch In the meantime motorists on this nost heavily used north and south road in Minnesota Are forced to bump along on the worn out gravel with the certainty that the road will be impassable for a period next spring if not this fall Freeborn county has been cast into the role of Africa an unenviable part by Minnesotas hrlncipal road Impresario TO THE COLLEGE FRESHMAN jUNDREDS of young men and women are now en tering college Some are going for the first time others are starting on their final year Many are worried and a little at sea because they have not been able to make up their minds just what field they want to enter when they are thru school iFhey do not seem to have a strong natural bent for one thing They are not sure which line work will them happiest All of this is just waste worry Their full effort should not be given to the finding a suitable line Majors may or may not be im iiportant Their full effort should go to the development of the habit of study of concentration The beginning of a lifelong habit of selfeducation is vastly more Important than the quick determination of the job one is going to hunt for and accept I The principal thing one can learn in school es pecially la college is to learn to study to learn to think to learn where to look for wants to Training for a job can come later Best give nes thbt this year in school to training to use the ind SPEED IN ENGLAND BTS not get the idea that America Is fast and the rest of the world slow To hear some boasters you I think America held all the speed records on Irth Take note that the Great Western railway Eng 4 has cut the running time of one of its trains be Paddington and Swindon to 70 minutes The ftance Is seventyseven and onequarter miles The 1 erage of this train thru that section of the country 66 miles an hour American trains are considered it when their average is not much better than 50 les f DATES TO REMEMBER TT is useless to carry around the remembrance of too many historical dates Many dates which teachers try to pound into boys and girls are not really important To have a workable knowledge of history some dates ought to have a permanent place In the be taken out and used and put back For example remember the year 1541 Two vital things happened The Mississippi river was discovered by the Spanish explorer DeSoto Also it was in 1541 that the name America was first applied to the west ern world The name was originally applied to a part of what isnow Brazil which was explored by the Italian Amerigo Vespucci Mercator in 1541 employed the term America for the territory in which we live What do you need to know Is there some point about your business or personal life that puzzles you Is there something you want to know with out delay Submit your question to Frederic J Haskin He is employed to help you Address your inquiry to the GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C and enclose two cents in coin or stamps for return post age Q Could you give me the information as to when Fred Thompson the movie actor died and how old was he K M A Fred Thompson was 38 years old at the time of his death Christmas 1928 He died in Hollywood Cal Q Is Drinkwaters Abraham Lincoln to be revived T H A William Harris Jr willrevive it this fall with Frank McGlynn in his original title role Q How long does the average person keep a savings account E M J A Not more than seven years Q What is the record for endurance kite fly ing L E W A Eugene Lecky 15 years old of Brooklyn flew one for 48 consecutive hours The previous record was 40 hours Q Jin what country are monkeys used to try out parachutes A K A In Japan The animals are trained to pull the ripcord that opens the parachute and are then tossed from an airplane in full flight Q Arc boys harder to rear than girls D A That boys are harder to rear than girls was recently given support by statistics issued from the Childrens Bureau of the Department of Labor These data reveal that altho more boys are born in the United States than girls the latter have 30 per cent more chance of living During the first year 130 boy babies die for every 100 girls who fail to survive Q What does the abbreviation On stand for which is carved among the names of states on the Lincoln Memorial at Springfield M C M A The abbreviation On carved on the Springfield 111 Lincoln monument stands for Oregon Q Who originated the newspaper axiom It a dog bites a man it is not news If a man bites a dog it is news D L T A It is accredited to Charles Dana Q What was Valentinos last play J S A The Son of the Sheik Q Has Illinois produced any famous poets Km Y A Three represented in The Winged Horse Anthology recently published by Joseph Auslander THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley A LOT 0s THAT TOBACCO HAD VT THAT IS NO TME TO HESITATE AUNT SARAH PEABODX THE ANTVPjpE SMOKING POPPED SIQHT JUST AS A BIG HBARTED TOBACCO SALESMAN PASSED ARoUND SOME FINE PIPE TOBACCO Frazier Wants U S to Lead Toward Disarming Senator Objects Because John Bull and Uncle Sam Insist on Having Largest Navies 1 By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Sept naval officers worry over Prcs ident Hoovers seapower nego tiations with Premier Ramsny MacDonald lest John Bull get a f ew thousand tons of cruisers the better o t Uncle Sam Senator Lynn J Frazier of North Dakota continues to In sist that the way to achieve inter national disarm ament is for some one big in luentlal country to begin it re gardless of all the rest and disarm lown to its last says he senator seeing that somebody really means It the others will be mighty glaci to follow suit It was Senator Frazier who pro lose d three or four years ago to nake war unconstitutional He vanted the United States to take he disarmament still urges It Sundown Stories By MARY GRAHAM BONNER TURNING TPE CLOCK THE little black clock with its white face and dull i black hands had stood on top the desk in the back hall for many years and for many years It had not n The hands pointed to the fact that at a certain 7 oclock years and years before it had stopped But it was such a pretty quaint little clock that it was a favorite even if it couldnt keep time It was late one evening when Peggy who was 5 had gone to bed and John her brother three years older was about to go that he suddenly noticed the little black clock grinning Its hands were stretched out No longer did they point to 7 oclock receauy puonsnca oy josepn Ausianaer i Hello hello hello came a whisper from the little and Frank Ernest Hill are Edgar Lee Masters Vachel I black clock John went and stood before it Lindsay and Carl Sandburg j Did you speak by any chance im r Q How inajny times has the body at Abraham Lincoln been buried A H T D A Interpreting burial as meaning permanently placing in a mausoleum crypt or sarcophagus or even depositing in water as from a ship the custodian of tho Lincoln tomb says the the body of President Lin coln was buried three times It now lies in the Lincoln tomb in Springfield 111 Q Is the corner of Broadway nnd Forty second street the most congested crossing in New York L H G A Both Broadway and Fortysecond street and Fifth avenue and Fortysecond street have been desig nated as the worlds busiest corners City engineers however declare Madison avenue and Fortysecond street to be the most congested crossing not only in New York but in the world The congestion is so great that the city plans to build an underpass so pedestrians may make the crossing In safety and without a seri ous loss of time asked I I certainly did Ive been waiting for ages and i ages for 3rou to notice nie ut bedtime Do you to come with me You may call Peggy if you like But mind you no one else No one else may share my secret BOBROADWAY 1 By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE You have a secret John asked Then thats what makes you look ao we all like you Of course Ive a secret said the little black clock Get Peggy first and Ill tell you I John went and quietly woke Peggy The rest of I the family were downstairs Years and years ago I decided IcT stop telling the ordinary time the little black clock explained I was allowed to use some magic which lets me turn myself backward or forward to any time at all except the correct time So for the rest oE the world I seem to be 7 oclock Come We must be off How far shall I turn back tonight Oh when the Indians used to own the country said John All right The Indians it shall be then So the clock turned round and round and round until the whole scene changed and it was several hun dred years they were at an Indian tepee Diet and Health By luln Hum ft U Adilceii to Dr Peirr cai e tj lobeGaelic and stamped selfaddressed envelope Sinn your name ax evidence uf Rood faith Send 10 cents in coin if you wish Reducing and Gaining Pamphlet MUSIC AID TO SICK PERSON ID you know that the piece of music called Tar antella was derived from jig music which in Italy in olden days was supposed to cure the bite of the tarantula spider The literature is full of references to music as a therapeutic agent even in Bible times you remember when David played before Saul on his harp So Saul was refreshed and was wel and the evil spirits departed fron him Appropriate music does have a direct effect upon the spirits nnc thru that there arc physiologica effects upon the body A patien to music can be soothcc so that pain and fear are relieved It is a recognized adjunct in the of nervous and mcnta NEW YORK Sept Llveright the pub lisher brings out a book called Luck on Friday the thirteenth That gives disgruntled authors who insist that pub lishers are burglars a chance to say What did I tell you Theyre even starting out on the job now with an alibi handy HELENE MULLINS book Convent Gill has the following verbal raspberry tossed at it by one of New Yorks ablest raspberry hurlers Its irreverences are so delicate Its blasphemies are so daintily ex pressed that one wonders at the end whether it Is a book of piety or a boom of sacrilege until the faint odor of altar flowers is traced to dead lilies in the refuse can Howd you like to be the ashman ONE more book and were finished with the real litry Helen Grace Carlisle has turned one out titled See How They Run The Duchess bought a copy and says she got stung She thot It was a book about stockings A LEXANDER DOUBLE U double O double Lidou blechin Woolcott Broadways most prominent Horn Rim has gone to work The radio people have made him the official Town Crier EARLIER DAYS SEPT 1G 1900 The good results of advertising In the GlobeGazette were demonstrated last Friday at the home of Her bert Hirsch who deals in hides and furs by the arrival of a mink fully clothed with a good winter coat at the hen coop of Mr Hirsch awaiting to be caught but n the meantime keeping his coat glossy and sleek by dining on sundry hens and cockerels For some time the minks depredations were noticed without divining the cause till the genius of Dick Brownell came to the rescue Three traps were Bet for the wily animal but he had succeeded in avoiding them each time and every morning one or more of the choice fowls were Jound with their throats cut The visits of the mink to the hennery were the signal for a general commo Lion first in the home of the hens and then in the neigh borhood which called forth Mr Hirsch and his near neighbors armed with clubs and pitchforks for the attack but each time only fleeting glimpses were re ceived of what was thot to be a weasel The climax came on Friday when an extra large hen had been N EW YORKS most versatile salesman Is the gentle man with the placid features and the fallen arches who sells the Matrimonial News in the department store district in the daytime and at nightfall hastens across to Broadway where called Birth Control he peddles a periodical L Carrot and Corn Parlor off Sixth Avenue has a sign on the wall requesting clients not to tip either of the golden haired Gloria Swansons who push peas there for a living Recently an amplehearted vegetarian after hearty dejeuner of cauliflower and Brussels sprouts departed leaving a fivecent Up on the table The nickel has been framed and hung under the notipping sign with the explanation appended Donated By An Unbeliever A chorus girl whose dawgs were fretting her stepped Into a Broadway drug and theater ticket empor ium and told the Doc she wanted a package of Kill ACorn When she got home she donned a kimono squatted on the divan placed her right foot across her left knee opened the package and found the drug clerk had giv en her a box of Kill A instead of KillA Corn Docs parents would have blushed if theyd heard what she called him HUNT PETERS M O treatment cases North Dakotan listens not un sympathetically to the Hoover MacDonaTd discussion but refuses to wax enthusiastic concerning It It trends In the right direction he agrees but does not progress far enough How asis can its present We suggest armament reduction to the British at least are willing to accept limitation We both are full of peace pro testations Yet we plan to retain the worlds two strongest navies Not very convincing objection raised to Senator Frazlers antiwar constltutlona amendment would be easy enough to zuess if one had not heart it expressed at the time the amend ment originality was offered from all corners of the constitutional for how can we make it unconstitution al for others to attack us The senator The fact that it so obviously would be an attack Is the crux of he proposition No people ever admits to itself or to the world that It fights offen sively It invariably takes it for ranted or Is misled into believing that it fights in selfdefense Both sides give the same excuse and al ways have done so as long as there las been history Such a pretense would be Impos sible If wa were disarmed and had outlawed war insofar as we were concerned under any circumstances A resort to arms would be an act of aggresslpn against to everyone so Individuals occasionally commit acts of aggression against perfectly peaceful inoffen sive for plunder If Individuals why not govern after all nre groups of Individuals It might bo pure bur what good would It do us to know we were help less to prevent It A government might attempt it rejoined the senator but its own peopls would not follow it ASSUMING that all armaments were there not still be with what ever peace time implements could be converted to military while more effective weapons in process of hasty manufacture With the destruction of arma ments said the North Dakotan an Incentive to wars would be re moved at any rate They breed war They lead to armament races whlcli presently become so expensive that it Is cheaper to stop them by fighting than to continue racing Besides they foster a belligerent psychology The world has suffered from the war habit This is an excellent mo ment for a resolute effort to break a time when having recently had althogether too much It Is tem porarily sick ot It The less likely it Is to recur the more inconvenient To be sure we can make war un we make a recurrence OTHER EDITORS IT APPEAL to you Dr Peters for the truth on this I matter of removing tonsils of adults Mine arc infected and1 causing trouble and my physician says it Is unsafe after 35 This has scared me to death for I am 55 years old Two other physicians laugh at his Idsa MRS M What kind of a doctor did you go to Mrs M He must have been one of the thousands of pseudo types How absurd it Is to say that iC your tonsils are dis eased you should go on harboring the disease simply because you nre of a certain age Diseased tonsils are about the best little disease breeders there are Certainly you should have them out Have a com petent surgeon and a competent anesthetist if you dont want a local anesthesia and stop worrying In proportion to the number of diseased tonsils that are taken out the complicntions are very rare UTWO years ago I had a stroke of apoplexy and a 1 year later another one T would like to know If it would be safe for me to take steam baths sucli as are used at Coney Island in connection with its bathing houses I am overweight 5 feet 4 inches tall and weigh 194 pounds MR J Ill say you are ovenveight Mr 65 pounds No you should not take the sweatingbaths nor real cold ones either nor any unusual exertion You know dont you that probably all of your troubles have been brot on by your overeating If you had ever opened a fat hen you would know how the great lumps of fat adhere to the Internal organs Including the heart Thats just what you THIRTEEN 3IONTH YEAR New York World The Chamber of Commerce of the United Stares rvcling on a favorable report by a special committee has sent out pro posals to its member bodies asking opinions upon calendar reform Coupled with what has been dona abroad to prepare the way for a change this action indicates a con slaught upon its moneysaving competently administered city gov ernment under Colonel Sherrill ai city manager The republican ma chine wants to get back into pow er So instead of trying to do with the manager charter as thn machine crowd lately tried vainly to do In Cleveland the Cincinnati gang is moving to get control of the skiernble advance for the proposal city council which elects the city manager It figures it can run things in the old profitable inordinately expensive to taxpayers and productive of poor city service it can run the city thru a man ager of its own choosing The friends of the manager form are arming against the machine and hope to save the day next No vember at the polls And Colonel Sherrill has announced he will Im mediately resign if the council be comes partisan as he cannot take orders from each a political groun ably your heart would show fat In between the fibers Your diet must be a balanced one but greatly lessened from what you have been having Better send for our reducing and gaining pamphlet pronto And you should be supervised by an uptodate com petent physician Mr 1 Write me again telling1 me how much better you are after reducing in the Hy Y following The continuing resistance to day lightsaving time shows how diffi cult it is to modify almanac habits but a strong case can be made for a new calendar The change most favored by bus inses adherents is the establishment by international action of a year of 13 months each of 28 days That would take care of 364 days In mid summer of every year an extra day two days in leap years would make up the required number Sunday vould always fall on the s ame days the month Labor clay would ill ways be Sept 2 the Fourth of July would always fall on Wednesday With the change might approprlate y go arrangements for a uniform date for Easter Sunday A slight disadvantage of the plan would bo that the number of months would no longer be divisible by four a quarter would be three months and a week The advan tages are fairly obvious All statis tical comparisons with portions of other years would be facilitntfiil the vcorresponding dates would be no longer approximate but exact The calendar could be carried in the head We are a long way from the adoption of such a calendar Yet the change could be more easily brot about than was that from the Ju lian to the Gregorian system when mobs went about demanding Give us back our eleven days head half cut off and the large animal vainly trying to pull the carcass thru a knothole in the coop That vision was sufficient for the versatile Dick Collecting the dozen or more traps he set them along the edge of the coop at a feather edge sprinkled over them some straw to allay suspicion in the mind of the mink placed some choice tidtits of the slaughtered hen then went home to await developments An hour later in stead of the cackling of hens there was a clanking of chains The catch proved to be an unusually large sized mink whose pelt is worth according to Mr Hirsch Mr Hirsch said that when he advertised for fur in the GlobeGazette he did not think they would walk right up to his domicile The great annual race between King Corn and Jack Frost Is on It commenced on the morning of Sept 2 when some of the tender garden truck in the extreme northern part of the state was nipped It will continue until the corn is thoroly matured or until a heavy frost occurs which will put an end o the race right here and then It Is a race for life and death on the part of King Corn and with the aid of old Sol he may be able to go over the line in advance of his dead ly opponent Up to the present time he has received little aid by the warm rays of the latter so is badly hi need of a few days from now until the climax is reached which will be sometime during the first or second week in October for Jack Frost is always on hand by that time The local medical association will hold their weekly program this evening The program is Idiocy Doctor Starr and Insanity and its Effect for Crime Doctor Weston column rules POEMS THAT LIVE IF James Jeffrey Koche 18471D08 Oh if the world were mine Love Id give the world for thee Alas there is no sign Love Ot that contingency Were I a isnt To be considered A diadem had glistened Upon that lovely brow Had fame with laurels crowned She hasnt nip to Nor time nor change had found me To love and thee ingrate If Death threw down his gage Love Tho life Is dear to me Id die een of old age Love To win a smile from thcc But being poor we part dear And love sweet love must die Thou wilt not break thy heart dear No more I think shall I NORWAY CELT3BIIATES IN 1930 Journal do Geneve In 1930 Nor way will celebrate the ninth centen ary of the coming of Christianity together with the death of King Olav U who died In the struggle against the opponents of the new faith Celebrations will take place in all parts of the country but the principal ceremony will be held at Trondjhem an old royal residence and the scat of an archbishopric be fore the Lutheran reformation The work of restoring the cathedral hns been proceeding for a long time It was built on Olavs tomb The com pletion of the work will coincide with the celebration of nine cen turies of Christianity in Norway WITHOUT A PAPER Rockwell Tribune The Marble Rock Journal which has been edited by E A Hull for three years has closed its doors as a newspaper Mr Hull gave of his best efforts to help boost Marble Rock but got practically no support from the bus iness men who will in a short time no doubt be seeking someone to start up the paper on their promise of patronage While the newspaper fraternity regret the forced sus pension owing to III health we feel that Brother Hull has been wasting his time and energy on an unsym pathetic community We hope that his health may Im prove so that he may again take up his chosen xvork In a town worthy of his ability LOAN VULTURE SHARKS Toledo NewsBee News comes that a small loan concern has been charging a woman interest of every two weeks on a loan of The arrest of the loan broker is or dered There ought to be a cru sade kept up as long as necessary In every city in the land to out of business every pirate of thli stripe There are reputable where men and women of good character hard pressed for funds can make loans at reasonable inter est rates POLITICS AND CITY MANAGER Minneapolis Journal One of the best things that can be said about the manager form of municipal gov ernment is that It Is continually the target of selfrespecting politicians and political machines The gang that finds means to profit from run ning a city just cant aide the man ager system I Cincinnati where machlno ruin was glaringly costly for years be fore It was ousted from control in 1925 by adoption of a manager form is witnessing another on KENYON ISNT WORRIED Algonn Republican The demo cratic press is getting a big kick out of the proposed candidacy of Judge Kenyon for senator Its a cinch the judge has had his fill of politics ami now holds one of the best life jobs of the nation KO he probably ia not worried over the outcome ONEMINUTE PULPIT It is God that girdeth mo with strength and makcth my way perfect j He makcth my feet like hinds I feet and settcth me upon myj high places He tcacheth my hands to war J so that a bow of steel is broken by mine xvili I ;