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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 25, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                j x North Iowas Edited for the Home H ft L 0 N E R ill 5 Afl T DFPT OF IOWA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DEC 25 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE lowan Seeks Big Causes Kopp Hopes to Fihd Unemployment s Basis By CHARLES P STEWART Dec 25 Such candor as that of Chairman William F Kopp of the house of rep resentatives labor committee an I p w a law maker is tare in Washington Con gressman Kopp admits that the goverh ments plqymerit relief e f f o r t s are mighty meaning less defined in terms of the long run Were dealing with symptoms only For the moment they rightly claim our whole attention they are so acute i However symptoms are superfi cial They bespeak an underlying disease The patient unmistakably it whatever it maybeWehave seen the same symptoms before It behooves us to get down to their cause or they will reciir This par oxysm will pass but others will fol low unless we find aremedyforthe fundamental malady And the peri odic attacks are getting worse In the entire history of the case tlie present one Is the most violent There is no certaintythat this is not the last time we will be safe in relying upon mere palliatives SINCE congress met the Washing ton atmosphere has been sur charged with talk of stimulating employment by the launching of Tarn to Paso 2 Column 1 SIX KILLED BLAZE No Christmas Truce in MorrisLucas Squabble Chicago Grand Jury Would I v Check Release on Bond of Criminals CHICAGO Dec 25 De II cember grand jury has urged the Chicagosbar association and the Chicagocrime commission to unite the decent citizens of our country in a determined attempt tocheck the release of dangerous criminals on worthless bonds The situation is unbelievably bad and without parallel in the United the letter said The grand jury is considering turning over evidence to a legislative com mittee for impeachment proceedings against two municipal court judges The grand jury asked the baras sociation to take such actihn as it deemed Lawyers pointed out that the association can start disbarment proceedings against at torneys or judges who may be in volved inimproper practices Apparently a bail boncj in this county for many years has been lit tle morethan a piece of paper the letter said c Paddy Sullivan a public ene my and bodyguard for Joe Saltis surrendered by agreement and was booked on a charge of vagrancy last night Saltis scheduled his home as security or Sullivans 000 bond Franlde Foster due to be tried J Feb 16 on the charge of slaying Jake Lingle Tribune reporter was last night for disorderly conduct He has been out on bond slnceDec 2 and is also bonded on a vagrancy charge He was re leased on bond for the third time for a hearing Friday morning CHRISTMAS EVE AUTO TRAGEDIES CAUSE11 DEATHS Only Mother and Son Left of Family of 8 in Wisconsin pHICAGO Dec 25 Christmas evetraffic tragedies among the worst of the year in this section caused 11 deaths and sadL dened the communities of Lomira andBarnum Minn today Only a mother and her young son remained of the Schultz family of eight who lived on a farm near Lo mira The father H G Schultz 42 two daughters Esther 13 and Anita 14 a son Raymond S and the Mr arid Mrs HermanSchultz were killed in the crash of their automobile into a Soo line passenger train on their way to attend Christmas eve church services Two automobiles collided near Barnum One was destroyed by flames started by an explosion of itsgasoline tank making difficult the identification of its occupants Mabel Rundgren Mrs Glenn Har per and Marion Harper of Duluth Minn arid Edith Larson of Cloquet Minn Axel Anderson a farmer liv ing1 near Mahtowa Minndriver of the secohd car vas hurt fatally and JOS wife criticallyTheyjpereen route Christmas presents for their seven children News of the Schultz deaths al most broke up services at the Wal ther Lutheran church near Lomira Nearly half the congregation left for the scene Sobs were heard in the midst of carols and the Rev H WaiteV choked overthe words Peace on earth good will to man The Schultz Children were to have participated in the Christmas pro gram for the first time and had been practicing their parts with theirmother Their grandfather killed with them had helped build thechurch AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Havd times is kind o like long skirts Folks dont see so much but tbey get more pleasure out o the little they do see THEFT MYSTERY POPS UP AGAIN One Time Owner of House Refuses to Pay Tax on Nothing ALBUQUERQUE N M Dec 25 Mexicos unsolved house theft mystery has bobbed to the sur face again R L Davis received a notice of taxes due No he said not one cent No house no tax The house was removed boards glass nails wallpaper fixtures and all in November 1929 Police have been unable to find a trace of it Christmas Has 3 Fold Meaning to Governor Carlton of Florida TAMPA Fla Dec 25 Christmas had a three fold meaning for Floridas governor today Promised release from an invalids bed Gov Doyle E Carlton was the center of a family reunion a thanksgiving service and a holiday celebration all in one The scene of the occasion was the home of his brother Dr Leland who has been treating the execu tive for injuries suffered several weeks ago in an automobile acci dent 2 Day Siege of Maniac Ends With Finding Man Lying Within Fortress CHICAGO Dec 25 The two day aiege of John Redeker 30 a farmer described by his physician as a dangerous maniac was ended today with Redeker in the Chicago state hospital at Dunning Redeker was overcome by tear bomba late yesterday after holding police at bay for two days with three rifles and a shotgun He was found lying on the floor of his Cook county cabin with a rifle in either hand Christmas Day Here and There By ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS CITY Dec C H Peebles learned last night his wife was going to give him a golf coat and some house slippers for Christ mas simultaneously Mrs Peebles discovered she was going to get a set of silverware Mr and Mrs Peebles disclosed their secrets in re porting theft of the gifts to pollce DEATH BLAMED ON FAMILY ARGUMENT MINOT N A family argu ment over the time to open Christ mas presents was blamed today for the death of Guy Sharar 45 a po lice sergeant His companions oh the force said Sharar wished to open the presents last night His family disagreed suggesting they wait until today Ho was found dead in his automo bile apparently shot by his own hand BEN IS COLLECTING TURKEY BONES LOS ANGELES Ben Welstart hopes the governors of several states will lay their turkey wish bones aside for him after their Christmas dinner Weisart is collect ing wishbones Early last November he mailed to al the governors the president and the heads of several foreign govern ments He said governors of the fol lowing states had responded Call forina Connecticut Nebraska Ne vada New York Oklaho ma Ohio Fnnsylvania Utah Wash In addition Weistart said he re ceived wishbones from tie kings of England and Italy Premier Musso lini and president of France CHRISTMAS DARK IN FAR NORTH POINT BARROW Alaska Christmas in this northernmost point of Alaska was being celer brated in darkness today by a feast and weird dancing that will con tinue far into the night School children gave a program in the little white church here last night and gifts of frozen fish and Eskimo clothing were exchanged The mission gave each person a package of assorted presents The feast for the natives today consisted mainly of Eskimo ice cream made by whipping to a froth reindeer tallow seal oil and Turn to Fago 2 Column 5 TOWNS NAMED FOR CHRISTMAS Indiana Has One Named Santa Claus and Others Come Close By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Christmas dawned on five com munities in named There after the the United States festal holiday are communities named Christmas in Gila county Arizona Orange county Florida Lawrence county Kentucky Bolivar county Mississippi ana Roane county Tennessee Tennesse also has a village named Christmasville located in Carroll There is a Christmas Cove in Lincoln county Maine and a Christmas lake in Hennepin county Minnesota Indiana is the only state having a town named Santa Claus It is in Spencer county However there is a St Nicholas in Duvall county Florida and a St Nicolas In Stearns county Minnesota Study of the atlas reveals three towns named Santee in Knox county Nebraska another in Northampton county Pennsylvania and another in Charleston county South Carolina There la also a Santee bluff in South Carolina In Williamson county Golf as Usual Makes Program for John D ORMOND Fla Dec 25 Golf as usual was the Christmas program for John D Rockefeller Sr with hlaaaily routine the same as any other Thursday at hia winter home tha Casements Neighbor John will celebrate the holidays Saturday night when he will follow a long established custom and give a party for friends and neighbors AN ALIMONIOUS CHRISTMAS CAROL Both Sides on Job as Associated PtcssPboto The alimony club of Chicago divorced husbands spending Christmas in jail because of delinquency in alimony payments to former wives found mirth enough in a YuleUdo untied to warblo a carol or two in tlio Cook county hoosegow METEOR THOT TO HAVEEXPLODED North Central Idafco Shaken LEWISTON Idaho Dec 25 Buildings in a dozen towns were jarred last night by a blast be lieved to have been the explosion of a meteor which lighted the countryside of north central Idaho over an area of fifty or sixty miles No reports of damagehad been received here early today Several hundred persons saw the flash which was said to have lighted the earth with a brilliance almost equal to sunlight It preceded the explo sion at p m CST by about three minutes The place of the explosion was not determined but it was believed to have been near Troy Idaho Calls at several towns were unenlighten ing One person said it might be a few miles or a hundred Telephone operaotrs in Orofino and La Pwai said the explosion shook their buildings Residents of La Pwa Orofino Lewiston Or chards Geneseo and Troy in Idaho and Clarkston Wash and other towns said they saw the flash and felt the explosion like that of a monster artillery shell Prof F B Laney professor of geology at the University of Idaho said he felt sure from descriptions given him the disturbance was a meteor similar to one which fell in nearly the same region nine years ago AL G BARNES Head of Circus and Colorado Pioneers Widow Are Married PHOENDC Ariz Dee 25 Al G Barnes Stonehouse more fa maliarly known as AI G Barnes head of the Al G Barnes circus was honeymooning here today The famous showman and Mrs Margaret Goldsborough of Denver and Edgewater Colo were married here last night by the Rev Victor A Rule in the Presbyterian church with Mr and Mrs C F Cusack of Denver acting as witnesses The bride is the mother of Mrs Cusack Mrs Goldsborough is the widow of a pioneer cattle raiser and min ing man of Leadville Colo Born in Ontario Canada In 1862 Stonehouse entered the show busi ness 40 years ago In 1QOO he mar ried Dollie BarJow operator of a small circus The two shows com bined to grow Into one of the larg est in the United States In 192 Stone house divorced his first wife and the next day married Jane tigan whom he divorced two years later charging the horsewhipped him Will Rogers Everybody is wishing somebody something and I guess its just as well every body dont know what they are being but generally speaking we do have good cheer in our hearts on Christmas Course we cant hardly wait till the day is over to get back to our devilment again I got a wish that I believe will have hearty cooperation Its to leaders of industry prom inent men and even dear old Charley Schwab Please on New Years dont predict prosperity either early or Dont pre dict anything just say I pass You have had one solid year of being 100 per cent wrong and we just kinder lost our tastes for your predictions Good times fire coming soon We all feel it but if you guys say it its liable to crab it Yours WILL ROGERS 4 SAW WAY OUT OF N Y PRISON State Police Hunt Men Who Took Advantage of Yule Excitement EAST VIEW N Y Dec 25 Pour short term prisoners who took advantage of holiday activities to saw their way out of the East View penitentiary were being hunted by a posse today State police and prison guards were following their footprints thru tie snow and guarding roads leading into New York and the southern part of the state The nearby estate of John D Rockefeller was scoured without success Led by a veteran of three escapes the convicts made their way from a cell block into an unoccupied prison doctors office and cut the bars ap parently with saws provided by out aiders They are Charles Sirico 26 of New York Peter Reynolds 30 Yon kers N Y Ames Clark 30 New ark N J and William Rapp Linden N J The break threw a cloud over Christmas jollification Prison of ficials ordered extra vigilance over the cells and there was a possibility that entertainment plans might be canceled Mother of Actor Dies HOLLYWOOD Cal Dec 25 Mrs David Farrell of Onset Mass mother of Charle9 Fanell motion Picture actor died last night In the Hollywood hospital following an at tack of sinus trouble DROPS TREE FOR TOWN IN DESERT Cfaiidren in Coun try May Have First Christ mas Evergreen SPOKANE Wash Dec 25 A group of youngsters in a desert community near the UtahIdaho state line have probably their first Christmas tree today The story of the Christmas tree which dropped from the sky was re lated today by Jack OBrien air mail pilot OBrien said he struck up an ac quaintance with the youngsters and their teacher last fall acknowledg ing their greeting by dipping his big plane He doesnt know the name of the communityBut it is in a mon otonous expanse of sagebrush miles and miles from any tree OBrien circled the building Tues day and gave his motor the gun The pupils and teacher poured out of the school At 500 feet OBrien re leased the tree which he had car ried In the mail compartment It bounded undamaged on the ground As he flew on he said he looked back to see the group dragging the tree into the schoolhouse MESSAGE READ IN GRANT PARK Services Held Under Se quoia Adopted as Christ mas Tree of Nation GENERAL GRANT NATIONAL PARK Cal Dec 25 tower ing Sequoia designated by scientist as one of the oldest and largest liv ing things on earth and adopted as the nations Christmas tree today the setting for an annua ceremony of peace and good will The services featured by a mes sago from President Hoover wen given under the auspices of the na tional Christmas Tree association President Hoovers message reac by O S Hubbard superintendent o schools in Fresno said Christmasis the childrens da and older folk can enter into Its joy only when led by their hands Rising 264 feet above the ground the General Grant tree is more than 40 feet In dimeter Its age has been estimated about 5000 years a UPPER FLOOR OF Strikes Hour Lucas Calls Assertion Against President Malicious WASHINGTON Dec 25 No Christmas truce was in sight today n the NorrisLucas row Right up o the clock stroke of the holiday ie principals and those sided with hem pushed the exchange of bitter worded statements Robert H Lucas the executive di rector of the republican national ommlttee last night dictated from his Louisville home an utterance de scribingas malicious the assertion of Senator Norris of Nebraska that President Hoover apparently was behind the antiNorris drive Representative Wood of Indiana chairman of the republican national committee who had sided with Lu cas in demanding the Nebraskans ouster from the party again re peated that Norris wag a dema og He too asserted tlie presi dent had nothing to do with his views and their expression two days ago on the white house steps Howell Renews Demand But Senator Howell Norris col league renewed a demand that Lu cas resign because he had financed the printing of literature for secret distribution in an effort to defeal the veteran Nebraska independenl republican Propriety etoiosr common sense tha good ofthe repubUcajl party said Howell demand that Mrl Lu cas step down and down But he definitely says I wont and ap parently they dont dare put him out What is the matter are they sitting on the lid He added that Lucas conduct constitutes him such a liability to the committee and President Hoov er that it should be removed imme diately by resignation or dismissal Lucas Speaks In view of Senator Norris mali cious statement attempting to em barrass the president by fastening upon him responsibility for my ac tions I wish to say again that neither the president nor anyone In the white house ever had any knowledge or were even consulted about my action in connection with Senator Norris Luscas said What I did was solely and em phatically upon my own responsibil ity and I was appointed by and am solely responsible to the republican national committee The republican director also an nounced he was not in opposition to the other western independents who have split time and again with the administration He maintained the case differed for Ncrris alone had supported the presidential nominee of another party in 1928 SWEPT BY FIRE Only One of Eight Men Escapes Injury by Jumping Ind Dec 25 early morning fire swept sud denly thru tlie upper floor of a small rooming house today bringing death to six men and probably fatal burns to another Only one of the eight men occu pying the second floor of the frame juilding jumped to the ground Four persons who slept on he first floor including the oper ator of the rooming house ran to safety when they heard the screams of the trapped victims above them The blaze did not last long ami did comparatively little damage to the building It apparently started oil the second floor caught up high ly inflammable materials such as bed clothing and waring apparel and then died It spread so rapidly that four of the men died in their beds Two others got only as far as a win dow Nick Slemick who suffered burns that are expected to prove fatal reached the backstairs but was held there by the flames The dead Victor Mcchevic 53 Matt Stitich 63 Joe Bebek 48 Thomas Casovich 3D John Lucic 34 Joe Lucic 49 TOM MIX PLAYS LONE HAND Hero of Countless Six Gun Duels Spends Holiday as Bachelor LOS ANGELES 25 Mix of the westerns la playing n lone hand again The hero of count less six gun duels is celebrating Christmas today in the fashion ot bachelorhood as a result of a di vorce obtained yesterday by Mrs Victoria Forde Mix Its the second time Mix has been restored to singleness Mrs Olive Stokes Mix divorced him In 1917 Both wives charged cruelty The wife who divorced him yes terday won custody of 9 year old Tomasino Mix and a property set tlement Among other charges was an al legation that Mix had twirled a six shooter in menacing manner one finger while engaged in dispute with his wife Veteran of Civil War and Resident of Fort Dodge 75 Years Dies FORT DODGE Dec 25 Webb Vincent 89 died at his home Wednesdy night after a lingering ill ness He had resided here for 75 yeara He was a Civil war veteran and was one of the founders of the Gyp sum manufacturing business in Fort Dodge He retired from active bus iness some timeago Mo One in Denver Has j to Spend Day Hungry DENVER Dec 25 A Me Vittic Denver restaurant owner said he would padlock the cash register in one of his three places today with the promise that no one in Denver who could not afford the price of a Christmas dinner would go hungry I was a hungry boy myself one Christmas day McVlttie said Turkey with all the fixings will be served free to those who arc unaiiln to pay he said Beggar Found Frozen to Death Near Stable GARY Ind Dec 25 Schar 55 a Gary beggar was found dead today his body frozen in an alley near a stable where he made his home The death Is the first from freeziiyj In Gary this winter Police said Schar wns ap parently attempting to reach the stable when ho collapsed and died Christmas Joy Turned Into Sadness as Auto and Freight Train Hit NEW KENSINGTON Pa Dec 25 joy was turned into sadness here today when a Pennsylvania railroad freight train crashed Into an automobile at a grade crossing killing a man and his wife and injuring two other per sona enroute to church services AIIo Nico and his wife Maty were killed Their daughter Helen and Frank Tigano driving the mai chine suffered injuries All lived at Arnold City of Chicago Hums Tune of Wedding March SPARTA HI Dec 25 sturdy motor of the City of Chica go which once broke the worlds endurance flight record sang a wedding song for the marriage yes terday of Miss Ranldn and Miller Stephenson in the cabin of the plane while over Sparta yesterday Wea Negro Wins House and Lot for Long Service FORT SMITH Ark Dec 25 Twentyone years ago Alien Ken nedy Fort Smith insurance broker promised a house and lot to General Kimp Negro servant Ifhe was In hrj employ on Christmas day 1930 General and his had a bouse warming in their new homo today IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Thursday night probably light snow in east por tion slightly collier Friday partly cloudy except fair In ex treme west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fnr 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Christmas morning Maximum Wednesday Minimum In Night 18 At 8 A M Thursday il f i J   

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