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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 25, 1928, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY FINAL EDITION VOL XXXV CENT8 PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS MSASED WIRK REPORT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 25 1928 gHCTBD PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL BERVICB NO 66 PORTER FROM CALM WEATHER GREETS HOOVER ON CHRISTMAS Party Gathers Around Yuletide Tree Aboard Utah A BOARD U S S UTAH Dec 25 June like weather Herbert Hoover and Mrs Hoover spent a quiet happy Christmas day The Utah was only about 19 degrees south i of the equator and 100 miles oft the Brazilian coast There was a touch ot exoticism In the purple shade ot I the sea Summer was In the Wander 1 but as the presidentelect and his wife nnfl members of the ot ficlal party gathered In the admirals i suite a little evergreen tree bright with tinsel brot to them memories of Christmas In their own country The tree was selected by Mrs Hoover be 1 fore she left Rio de Janeiro Chaplain Reads Storr Tilr and Hoover attended 3 Norfolk read old story story of the Babe born in the manger In Bethle hem The chaplain prayed for the success of the mission that the presi dentelect had un overtaken Then Mr and Mrs Hoover went back to their quarters to compare and read radio messages that came from friends relatives and officials of many governments The receptions travel and atmos phere ot the tropics had not kept Mrs Hoover from thinking of Christmas days ago She managed to do some shopping at almost every port visited Lima Santiago Buenos Aires Monte video Rio de Janeiro and the result was seen today In many gifts to mem bers of the party The tables of the officers messrooms were also adorned with gifts from the presidentelect and his wife flowers that were sent aboard when the Utah left Rio de Janeiro In euch profusion that they filled all available space In the Hoover quar ters Knowing Mrs Hoovers fondness for flowers the Utahs officers arranged to take aboard rainwater at Rio Jan eiro since they do not keep well in the distilled water on tho ship Give Christmas Greetings Every man ion the battleship today had Christmas cards autographed by tho presidentelect and his wife On TURN TO PAGE J2 COLUMN 6 Peaceful Christinas Dawns Upon Nations Capital Will Rogers Says NEW YORK Dec Merry Christmas to you President and Mrs Coolidge Only two more months and then breakfast with out a senatorial com mitte e There ought to be time off for rood behavior for a president Merry Christ mas to you and Mrs Hoc v e r Herbert Tou are away out on the ocean on a bat tleship out ot reach of Christmas post cards That aint Christmas thats heaven And merry Christmas to you and Mrs Charley Dawes Charley lots em have forgotten you after four years of solitary confinement but not me And last merry Christmas to Curtis before he leaves public life And to the senate ana house a merry Christmas May the liter acy test never bo applied to your constituents Tours Copyright IflJS ROGERS GUESS WHO CHASE OF GIRL STILLMYSTERY Back in Omaha Again and Avoids Con tact of Reporters OMAHA Dec 25 O Meeker of Rochester N who pur sued Miss Ruth McConnell of New York across the continent by air last week was back in Omaha early today btt the pursuit remained as much of a mystery as ever Meeker was returned to Omaha In a plane piloted by Francis Bowhan Omaha aviator They took off from Cheyenne last night landing at the municipal airport here at 2 a m today Meeker by landing at tho municipal airport again avoided interviewers who were awaiting him at Fort Crook airport where advance reports were that ho intended to catch tho air mall piano for tlio rett his trip home In order to spend part oC Christmas with his family Ho had made no reserva tions on tho plane it was learned and left the municipal port In a taxi pre sumably for a hotel What JTeekors future plans are wero not known to his pilot Bowhan the latter said Miss Ruth McConnoll was not in tbn plane when It landed here airport field attendants said and her whereabouts still remain un known Nearly nn hour after landing hero Mocker bad not been found by re portvrs YOUNG FARMER ATHANLONTOWN KILLED BY GUN Escherich Dies From Blood Loss After Accident IIANLONTOWN Dec dentally shot while standing alongside an automobile at the home ot an un cle Gaylord Escherich 25 years old died from loss of blood while beiJff taken to a physician v The discharge from 10 Kaufc WJncheter shotgun struck him In the wrista nd neck severing the vein The blood flow from both wounds was terrific and death occurred In a few minutes Mr Bscherich had his home early Jn the day on a hunting trip A little before noon he stopped at the homa of Iiisu ncle Henry Burtncss and while there went over to an automobile In which his cousin Ol grer Burtness and ErIIng Brunsvold were seated While engaged in ohatting with them he raised onef oot to the run ning board of the car holding the shotgun In front of him its butt rest ing on tho running board and its barrel paralleling his body In some uncynlained manner the gun slipped and there was a discharge which sent Mr Kscherlch reeling backwards to the ground lie was placed In tho car and rushed to a doc tor but death occurred before the doc tors office could be reached The victim of tho accident leaves young wife and a 1yearold son He IB also survived by two brothers Ir vln and lenben and one sister Blanche He lived in this vicinity fill Ills life with the exception of three years spent in Albert Lea In the immediate past he has been farming with his mother Mrs Fred Escherich four and a half miles north west of here Punearl arranKemcnts hnfl not been announced Monday but it wns as sumed the burial would take plncc Wednesday or Thursday Celebitrtc in Paris PARTS Dec 25 Revcll Ion or Christmas eve festivity was celebrated In the cafes nnd restaurants here nnd In homes thruout the republic Frugal Frenchmen howev er keep part of their bankroll for an other New Tears eve Condition of King George Is Improved Britishers Christmas Is Made Merry at News Dec 25 improvement In the condition of King George made this a merry Christmas in England Decision of the kings physicians yesterday not to issue another bulle tin before 24 hours was taken as a gratifying Indication that their experi ence assured them no important change was expected nnd that recent slow Improvement in the kings con dition would continue No Papers PufiUsliing They planned to make their usual vialts and hold consultations during the day and should the isecd arise to give public information earlier than arranged a special bulletin would be posted In the windows or postoClices thruout the country as no ncwspupers arc publishing The evening bulletin will be dis played in postoffices today and the samo will bo done tomorrow The bulletin also will be broadcast so that tho nation will not he kept in ignor ance of the kings condition until pap ers icanpear on Thursday Christmas at Catherine palace todny was private and Intimate as that in the homes of any of tho jccts There was no court ceremonial but just an assembly of a mother her children oml grandchildren a con dition innde necessary by tho illness of the father who still is too 111 to TURN TO IACE COJLUMN C Santa Glaus Aged Banker Flying QveriatRockford U S in in Car BOLIVIA SENDS RESPONSE TO QUESTIONNAIRE egation Says Answer Is in Favorable Tone Dec 25 ivias reply to tho questionnaire ad dressed It lost week by tho Pan Amcr ean conference on arbitration and conciliation regarding Its efforts to mediate the ParaguayanBolivian dis ute reached Washington today Tle Bolivian legation said the tone or the answer was Is Sent to Kellogg Minister Diez de Medina of Bolivia Immediately communicated the reply to Dr Victor Maurtua of Peru chair man of theconferences special com mittee on the BolivianParaguayan trouble and to Secretary JCelloegns chairman of tlio arbitration confer ence Medina and Maurtua at once ranped a conference for discussion of lha note The Pmnguayan answer to tlio samp nquiriea wasreceived on Sunday and j the Bolivian reply was eagerly awaited since Us absence was all that prevent ed tho special committee of the con ference from piacceding with Us medi ation efforts Do Maurtua had Indicated Hint ho Intended to call his committee together as soon as the Bolivian reply arrived even on Christmas day but today however there was strong likelihood of a reply because of tho absence oC clerical help Grievances The questionnaire to which replies have now been received from both Bolivia and Paraguay Invited hath gov ernments to give their definition of tho points at issue between them nnd askel them to express preferences rel ative to the constitution ot the concili ation tribunal Gift Laden Ship Zooming Above Houses on Way to Los Angeles TETERBORO AIRPOKT N Dec 25 own Santa Glaus with Ills plane loaded with Christmas tree and gifts for airports from coast to coast was zooming across tho continent today bound Tor Los Angeles Over the house tops in the best dlUon of the patron saint of the sea son a bis ITokker set out for its first at Boiling field Washington pi loted by a Santa Claus who in lila or dinary capacity is Otis Ilueedncr air mall pilot between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles tor tho Western Air ex press HueeOner was garbed in com plete Santa Claus regalia From Boiling Field tho ronto will take the Christmas piano to IJiiyloii Ohio St Louis and conditions permitting Wichita by mas night Continuing Its flight the piano will atop at Piniblo Al buquerque N Holhrooli and Minos Field Angeles The Santa Clans piano is for the passenger fleet in operation rc tween Angeles and Srin Francis Heart Disease Takes Life of C Knoop Banker ROCKFORD Dec Knoop 65 prcsdent of the First State bank of Rockford dropped dead at 2 oclock yesterday afternoon while he was taking his automobile from the garage in preparation for a trip to Waterloo to visit bis daughter during Christinas Heart it was staled caused bis death Mr Knoop who had Ieen a resident of Rocltford a the cashier of the Black hawk bnnk at Waterloo before com ing here Big Bill Thompson to Get Gift CHICAGO Dec 25 Mrs William Hale Thompson recovers from the illness which has confined her to her home for several wcekw her hus band the mayor ot Chicago will get a Christmas present from the city council The council voted to spend for the mayors gift but decided to wait until Mrs Thompson couia de cide what It should be YEGGS GET IN ROBBERY AT FENTON CHECKUP INDICATES We3 Slurk Dividends Iaid NUW YORK Doc K direct ors mcctinp be a proceed ing unless Hie directors meet to fill stockholders stockings with dividends This year the strcel Clans passed out in dividends FRNTON Dec 25 checkup by officers pf the State Ixyik which was robbed wo men here yester day revealed that had been taken The robbers overlooked in cash IOWA FORECAST Increasing cloudiness anil slight ly warmer tonight Wednesday nroluihly miseldcd warmer in ex treme southeast portion possibly rain in norili portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGnzctte wcatlier figures for 24 hour period ending nt 8 oclock a m Christmas cloy Highest Mniulny 32 npRroes in Nicjif 2i Drgrrrs 8 If Ttiosrlay 23 of the1 whiteness of this Ohj Istmns dny was supplied by an un iisiiiilly heavy frost It vanished un der the Influence of a wind and a warm sun however and the day hnd to be listed as snowless at least tip to noon 1ciibody Improved Dec 25 OomKO Foster Penhocly retired bank er and philanthropist of New York who underwent nn operation at John Hopkins hospital yesterday was re ported by n member ot Ms family to have pnssod a good night His condi tion his morning to he ex ccllcnt Coolidge Is Leaving for Island Trip Crowds Swarm Washington Streets to Observe Christ mas Eve WASHINGTON Dec 25 mas tho one day of the year that lands more tlum any other for good will and amity dawned upon the United States today with the nation peaceand her presidentelect home ivard bound from a mission of inter national friendliness For her present chief executive It was the last such holday in the wiilte houso and his shortest one for while Herbert Hoover sped over the At lantlc President Coolidge made last minute preparations tor his Journey to the Sea Islands of Georgia and a Christmas vacation of a week or more Stay Indefinite Before nightfall with Mrs Coolidge he planned to be Veil on his way to tho Island retreat of Howard B Cof fin where the breezes are soft and warm nnd the fishing is said to be line Just how long ho would stay re mained undecided but there were indi cations the homeward journey would not be undertaken until after New Years day Tho capital rested quietly after a tumultuous Christmas eve of delayed phif crowded streets and such a traffic jam aa the city has seldom seen An added day away from work given to the federal employes of the District oC Columbia by the decree ot 1rcsident Coolidge brot buyers to the shops and automobiles to the streets In numbers declared hy many to be with out precedent But all that was forgoti ten today as presents were unwrapped many made their way to Christmas church services and later sat down to bountiful Christmas dinners President Coolidgo gave tho official impetus to Washingtons celebration of the birth of Christ Early last eve ning ho pressed a button that threw into a blaze of light the citys com munity Christmas tree a living fir planted several years ago iu Slier man Square a short distance from the south grounds of the white house Tho marine band was there In its re splendent uniforms to play Christmas music and there was ehoial singing by the National Capita Oratorio as sociation The holiday greetings of the city were presented to the chief exo cutiyo by a Girl Scout nnd a Boy Snout chosen especially for that pur poso Hear Caroline Later Mr and Mrs Coolidge in tho seclusion of the wliitehouso listened to a program of Christmas carols sung beneath the portico at the north entrance by a vested choir from the presidents own church The grounds of the executive mansion as Is the custom were thrown open to the pub lic ana aa usual a large crowd was present to join Mr and Mrs Coolldge in hearing the old Christmas songs The program included a selection dedi cated to Mrs coolldne by Its author Dr Noblo IMerce pastor of I tho church which the Coolidgcs at tend Mr and Mrs Coolidge will eat their Chilstmiis dinner while speeding southward tonight Their party for the trip to Georgia includes tho presidents aides Colonel Osinun Uitrobn and Captain Wilson Brown bis phyMiiclan Colonel James Coupal and Frank O Salisbury a British artist During his holiday the president pliins to for a portrait by Mr Salisbury wlilch will lx hung in the new homo or the Xow York sonoologi cal nnd biographical society The art ist reicntly painted thti portrait of King Joorge of Under pres ent plans tho party will arrive In Brunswick tomorrow morning There Mr and Mrs CoolhlKO will be met by Mr Coffin and to his winter home on Island The distance of njoro tiiin miles in to bo onvrred prutly by automobile and partly by boat WORK ON RAIL COMMISSION IS GIVEN AS CAUSE Governor Hammill Will D Fill Vacancy by Appointment ES MOINES Dec 25 Claude R Porter a member of the Inter state Commerce commission suid widely known Iowa demo crat has resigned from the state board of education Gov John Hammill disclosed today Mr Porter was confirmed by the senate several days ago tor a full term on the Interstate Commerca com mission necessitating his continued absence from the state That prompt ed his retirement from the board education Gov KammlU expired term wilt run a than two years In audition to this appointment the governor will fill three other vacan cies on tho board of education result ing from the expiration the terms of Charles T Baker ot Davenport and Miss Ann Lawther ot Dubuque demo crats and Wlllard Stucklagher of Us bon republican MESSAGES SENT TO BYRD PARTY Holiday Sentiments From AH Over World Sent to Men in Antarctic NEW YORK 2n of Christmas greeting wero sent to members ot the Uyrd antarctic pcdilion from all parts ot the world today Thousands of words of holiday sen Limonts from loved ones friends and were trmiHinlUed to tha members ot the pirty thru the jhorl wave radio station of tho Tscw York Times iVrsons known nnd unknown lo Byrd party In the United Htnlcv Britain Xorwray Sweden Czechoslovakia Franco and other countries sent messages of cheer an best wishes to the explorers Greet ings from members of the Byrd pnr also wore transmitted thru ihn samechannel Siclmrss at Crystal Lake CRYSTAI LAKE Dec ones here who are at the present time ill with the flu are Art Finer ami John Reintscl Most every home has had a touch of the flu n their fam ily Kcnfmliinn Visits lirill JlRfTT llec Kllimff of riiiluciih nnd Mr nnd Mrs is and family of Cedar Rapids nre visiting it tho II A Kclinper homo Mrs is a daughter and Mr Kljnuff a sojiinlaiv AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen J advised all of my girls to marry men that had sisters so theyd be halterbroke to start
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