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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 3, 1934, Mason City, Iowa E H i 3 MEM S 1 JHT OF i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRHB3 LEASED WUUD SKKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 3 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 45 Farley Will Be Envious Connor Picks Aides Without Outside Interference HARTZELL CONVICTION TO STAND By HERBERT PLtJMMER WASHINGTON Dec 3 chief patronage dispenser of the present Jim will be casting envious eyes at a new neighbor of his a few blocks down Pennsyl vania avenue be fore very long Hes a mild serious and kind ly former college professor this new neighbor of BigJims a bit hazy as yet as to what his tJAMES A FARLEY new job IS all about but at the same time an of ficial vested with a lot of authority His name is Dr Robert D W Con nor of North Carolina just recently appointed archivist of the United States with salary of a year and placed in charge of an es tablishment which cost Uncle Sam to build Dr Connors establishment con structed of limestone rising about seven stories in height and with colonnaded treatment on all four sides is perhaps the most beautiful and imposing structure on Pennsyl vania avenue between the capitol and the treasury Theres the Rub The magnificence of the structure however is not what is likely to excite the envy of Postmaster Gen eral Farley The new postoffice building up the street is nothing to be sneezed at Thres a clause in the act of con gress creating the North Carolina professors job which probably in terests Farley more It reads All persons to be employed in the National Archives establish ment shall be appointed by the ar chivist solely with reference to their fitness and without regard to selected Jor ajob that carries a Salary of more the appointment must be made by the president and confirmed by the senate Dr Connor at present has no idea how many jobs he will have to fill It will be several months yet before he can begin the tremendous task of assembling under one roof the archives of the government from the very beginnings of the republic The personnel of his office at the moment numbers exactly himself and two stenographers Job Hunters Call One has only to talk to Dr Con nor however to realize the tremen dous task ahead and the manpower which will be required to accomplish it He estimates that around three and onehalf million cubic feet of documents scattered here and throughout the country in various government quarters await removal to the archives building The esti mated space in the new building to Turn to 3 Column Iowa Boy 14 Falls Dead While Coasting FAIRFIBLD Dec 3 Carl 14 son of Mr and Mrs Her schel Carl fell dead while coasting near his home on highway 1 He fell with his sled while walkinga long hill AAA Announces 522 Million Dollars Paid Out IOWANS RECEIVE 32 MILLIONS IN FARM BENEFITS Figure Includes Total Disbursements Up to End of November WASHINGTON Dec3 cash dispensing machinery of the agricultural adjustment administra tion has sent to farmers This total announced today covers disbursements up to the end of November It includes all rental and benefit payments made under cotton cornhog tobacco and wheat adjustment programs and more than paid to cot ton producers for taking part in the cotton option pool and exercis ing options on cotton held by the government Announce State Totals At the same time the AAA an nounced state totals for the 697j389 paid out up to Nov 1 Pro cessing tax collections were shown to be running ahead of payments as ot the same date They totaled Besides benefit payments the AAA paid out to re move surpluses of pork cotton Santa Still Likes Children Santa Clans is an important visitor in the community this time ot the year judging from the throne of boys and girls who gathered to see his parade dawnFederal avenue Monday Photo by Lock and engraving by Kayenay Officials of Mason City Head Christmas Parade School Children Have TheWeather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy snow in northeast colder in central and east Monday night Tuesday generally fair slightly warmer in extreme west Tuesday after noon MINNESOTA Cloudy snow in east and north colder in east Monday night Tuesday mostly cloudy snow flurries In north east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum S2 Minimum in Night 23 At 8 A M 32 Precipitation 40 Snowfall 35 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 25 Minimum in Night 18 At 8 A M 22 Snowfall Trace Snow turned to mist in the early forenoon Monday with the temper ature just above the freezing point The blanket of snow left by No vember received a three and a half inch addition during the night and early morning Rain and warmth however were combining to com press it and reduce it to a slush condition lard wheat butter and seeds cheese cattle Cotton Farmers Lead received tobacco growers wheat farmers and cornhog produc ers Expenditures for removal of sur plus commodities up to Nov 1 were Hogs 546039849 wheat sheep and goats purchased in drought areas seed pur chases butter and cheese Totals of states including admin istrative expenses and all benefits under the AAAIllinois Iowa Minnesota 62 711749 South Dakota Nebraska Iowa benefits by counties County Total CornHogs Appanoose Black Hawk 34419592 34402327 Boone 30731355 30670925 Carroll 39423098 39377858 Cerro Gordo 26255367 262449 46 Cherokee 43005627 43000607 Clinton 40361426 40162511 Dallas 39991057 38604774 Des Moines 21990973 20738315 Dubuque 28875652 28835435 Emmet 17741052 17604015 Floyd 20500901 20402597 Hamilton 37665110 Harrison 44059538 42285649 Jasper 52378009 51882899 Johnson 42621008 42554168 Lee 14320663 14009061 Linn 38737702 38701902 Marshall 37209612 37111373 Muscatine 22196133 Polk 33317640 31531721 Potwattamie 69293848 68590638 Scott 29091429 28133347 Union 20994822 20935044 Wapello 19196507 18078009 Webster 36045214 36006113 Woodbury 55898678 53600042 IOWAN DIES IN AUTO ACCIDENT Parked Wrecker Struck by Truck on Road East of Underwood COUNCIL BLUFFS Dec 3 Struck by a truck on highway No 7 a mile east of Underwood at mid night last night Willard Barrier 47 garage mechanic from Theynor died soon afterward in the office of Dr H B Moorhead in Underwood Barriers car had stalled and wrecker driven by his brother Max Barrier of Neola had come to bis aid and stopped behind his car A truck driven by Frank Ring of Neola struck the rear of the wrecker which was unlighted The truck driven by Harry Ring of Neola then pulled up behind Frank Rings truck Harry Ring alighting to investigate his brothers collision found Barrier lying under the side of his truck His skull had been fractured and one leg had been broken County officers are attempting to learn which truck struck Barrier MORE SNOW AND RAIN FOR IOWA IS Holiday to Greet Santa Glaus Santa Glaus was escorted Into Mason City Monday before throngs of eager children dismissed from school for the first of the holiday season events city officials headed he parade which moved down Fed eral avenue shortly before noon and Boy Scoutsformedthe color guard that escorted av large figure of Uncle Sam Everywhere the enthusiasm amongst the youngsters was great Every hand wave wink smile or jest given by participants in the parade was accepted with laughter and shouts from youngsters barely able to walk to those of high school age for Santas parade had more than familiar Christmas characters It had story book characters men from funny land and many popular characters Mary Christmas Here Mary Chfistmas herself rode in a beautifully decorated float of Christ ma trees and decorations The three pigs and the bad wolf were repre sented on a float with the pigs house and all The funny man from funny land with Krazy Kat Puss in Boots and many other characters followed Exclamations of wonderment went up from the throng of youngsters as a live pony with a live monkey on his back came prancing along Little Red RidingHood with her chariot drawn by Sparkles was a popular figure Funny policemen Indians and the Mother Goose float with old Mother Goose herself riding on a large white goose Santa In Chimney ABC blocks were an innovation in the parade this year Little Bo Peep was there with her lost sheep tied on a beautiful float and Cinderella and the Prince were trying on the glass slipper Funnyfaced men tall and short preceded the house of Santa Claus float in which the worlds most famous traveling man himself was tucked in the chimney Santa appeared as healthy and good humored as ever not a day older and was having the time of his life greeting the youngsters of Mason City Toy balloons of Kitten Kats and Puppy Pups Squawk ers and balloons of all colors were released from the huge float which also carried the cathedral chimes and went soaring into the come down later for the kiddies to grab Scramblo for Balloons And such a scramble for some of the balloons carried prizes But prizes or no prizes few spectators of the gigantic Christmas pageant and mardigras missed a single feat ure The live clown policeman on a mule imitation the two Mickey Mouse characters on top of the music wagon that gave forth the familiar Jingle Bells created ripples of laughter in the surging throng The Spirit of Giving float which was also a new one this year showed a tableaux picture of Colonial char acters Six pure white Russian Wolf hounds drew the sled of the Alasknn esquimo And even Humpty Dumpty on top of his high wall waved and kicked up his heels to the wideeyed youngsters who were barely able to peer over the snow banks It was a great parade If there was a merchant along the street who doubted it all he had to do was ask one of the youngsters if Santa Claus got into town all right and fie would have heard plenty SIGN AGREEMENT ON SAAR BASIN French and German Pact i Be Presented to League of Nations Council ROME Deer French and German governments today signed a complete agreement on al questions concerning the Saar Basin territory An official communique on the agreement which was reachec through the two nations respective ambassadors to Rome said the agreement included not only the fi nancial question of the territory bui all other points It is to be presented Wednesday to the league of nations council the body charged with the government of the mining area Signed by Ambassadors The pact was signed by Count de hambrun ambassador of France and Ambassador Ulrich von Hassel of Germany The official communique follows This morning the last meeting of the Saar committee of three took place with the ambassadors o France and Germany present Th president of the committee an iiounced that an agreement hac been reached between the French government and the German gov eminent on all questions which were submitted to the examination of the committee This agreement was signed by the French and German governments through their respec tive ambassadors and delegates To Meet at Geneva On Tuesday the committee wj meet at Geneva to write a repor which will be submitted to the coun cil of the league of nations convoked for Dec 5 In closing the work of the com mittee in Rome Baron Pornpeo Alois of Italy in the name of the committee thanked the delegates and experts of the French and Ger man governments and above all the financial subcommittee of the league of nations for the most ef fective cooperation which they had given Man Thought Killed and Several Hurt in Wreck of Train FORISTER Fla Dec 3 One man was believed killed and seven persons were injured one ser iously early today when the crack express train the Southland run1 ning from Florida to Chicago was wrecked by what the train conduc tor said was a split switch AH members of the train crew and passengers were accounted for except A W Bremer of Jackson ville Fla the fireman who was be lieved buried in the wreckage of the Atlantic Coast Line railroads fast train EDWARDS CiVEN DEATH SENTENCE WILKESBARRE Pa Dec 3 sentence of death in the electric chair war imposed today on of his friend and neighbor at Harveys Jake a few mouths ago j Robert Edwards convicted murdering Freda McKechnie Ackley Dance Orchestra Leader Sought Since Friday Morning A bare trace of snow continued to drift down on the Mason City area Monday after inches had been added to the winters total Sunday night The temperature was around the freezing point Traffic was resumed over main highways in eastern Iowa as fresh snowfalls turning to a glaze of ice on wires and windshields made driving hazardous In the western part of the state Twentyfive men Sunday searched every spot in the vicinity north of Ackley for Durr V Leach 66 dance orchestra leader who has been missing since early Friday morning when he was taken home from the lohn Blossi home where he and the Miller boys played for a dance Thursday night Took Him Home One of the party took him home leaving him outside the house about 3 a m but instead of going into the house he must have wandered away Whether he was picked up by someone or fell beneath the snow which at that time was fal ling quite fast and heavy is un known Mrs Leach who retired quite did not hear him when he came home as she saidshe was awakeuntil 2 oclock and then fell asleep so she did not miss him un 01 morning She thought he had left for Waverly where he was to play for a dance that night His son Robert at Waverly said Friday night he had not been there The son then came to Ackley to assist in the search Men with grappling hooks and poles poked into the snow wherever they thought he might have fallen Mr Leach has two other sons Gor don Leach at Clear Lake who plays with the Bobby Griggs orchestra and Vernon Leach who has been employed in his Uncle Alonzo Leachs music store insDes Moines There is also a daughter Mrs Will Moore of Independence Xench Well Known Mr Leach who is well known throughout Iowa having traveled extensively years ago with orches tras of his own He is very slight build gray hair medium height When he left the dance he carried his violin with him andhad but which he had earned at the dance Fort Dodg2 reported Monday that another snowstorm had begun there with a strong northwest wind blowing Charles City had 2i inch es of snow during the night All main highways in North Iowa wen clear to traffic Marshalltown reported it was snowing there and the wind rising Traffic in that vicinity was being maintained with difficulty but highways 14 anci 30 were passable Kain at Waterloo Rain at Waterloo Monday was making slush of the snow from Sundays blizzard The sixth dis trict highway office reported all primary roads passable but not in good condition Two trucks stuck on highway 20 east of Waterloo prevented the DubuqueWaterloo bus from completing its trip Cedar Rapids had a light snow Sunday evening followed by rain Linn county roads were open but the going was reported slow in many places Highway 218 was cleared from the junction with 30 west of Cedar Rapids but not north Qttumwa had snow Monday the first time since Saturday but there was a heavy slush due to rain all day Sunday and Sunday night and roads were open Muscatine report ed dirt roads almost impassable af ter additional rain Sunday night Davenport had no snow but it rain ed there most of the night and con tinued to drizzle Monday Plan to Hold Inquests Iowa City had rain as did Keo kuk CenterviUe and Clinton Coun cil Bluffs in the southwestern part of the state reported more than an inch of snow since Sunday and more falling Primary roads were open Meanwhile plans were being laid for an inquest into the autotruck crash near here late Saturday which added two deaths to those blamed on weekend storms and caused in jury to seven other people The dead are John Manley 50 of Fairfield driver of a passenger auto WILEY POST CLAIMS HE BROKE RECORD IN STRATOSPHERE HOP BARTLESVILLE Okla Dec 3 Post said thus af ternoon he had reached a height of 48000 feet in his stratosphere hop this morning breaking the airplane altitude record of 17 3522 feet held by Lieut Renato Donati of Italy Blown off his course Post landed at the municipal airport at Muscogee 90 miles southeast of here at a m CST this morning two hours and ten min utes after taking off from Bar tlesville on his long delayed air plane altitude record attempt Without a compass Post had no idea of his whereabouts when he landed He flew back to Bar tlesville Long Illness Takes Life of Mrs Morgan Mrs Morrow Present at Bedside of Her Daughter Negro Confesses Slaying Man and Wife in Robbery Blood Found on Clothes and Money When Youth Is Arrested at Home CINCINNATI Dec 3 tive Chief Emmett D Kirgan an nounced today that Theodore Black man 19 year old Cincinnati Negro had confessed that it was he who shot down and killed Mr and Mrs Charles Boyd early today in the gasoline service station in which Boyd was employed Sergeant George Schattle of th homicide squad said blood wa found on the Negros clothing when he was arrested at his home anc that he had in his possession blood spattered money amounting to Schattle said the Negro a first claimed he picked the money from the floor of the station while the murderer fled from the build ing Blackman Schattle said admitted he was in the building when th crime was committed though denying it was he who shot down the night attendant and his wife Killed by shots through the head Boyd 37 and his wife Edythe 35 were found ying near the couch o automobile cushions which Boyd had prepared for his wife They had been killed by bullets fired from Boyds own pistol which had been dropped into an oil can by the door by the slayer as he fled 54 Persons Held at Sioux City in Raids Upon 3 Night Clubs SIOUX CITY Dec 3 liquor raiders reinforced with local police were expected to appear against 54 persons arrested yester day in visits to three local night clubs The roundup brought the number of arrests in a drive against state liquor law violations to 83 in four days Many of those seized yes terday were of high school age the officials said MRS AUBREY N MORGAN PASADENA Cal Dec 3 Mrs Aubrey Neil Morgan daughter of the late Dwight W Morrow and sister of Mrs Charles A Lindbergh died at a m today in Pasadena hospital after an illness of several weeks The death they had feared through days and nights of constant attend ance came as the young womans mother and husband stood at her bedside Word of her death was immedia tely communicated to Colonel and Mrs Lindbergh Plans for the fu neral have not been made Mrs Morgan died soon after hos pital attaches had said she appeared to be rallying She was conscious until the end Mrs Morgan was stricken with appendicitis early last month as she boarded a liner for a cruise to Mex ica She underwent an operation Nov 10 and pneumonia developed It was then that her mother widow of the late ambassador to Mexico flew from the family home in Engle wood N J to the coast Mrs Morgan was 30 years old Her marriage to Morgan whose borne was in Cardiff Wales took place Dec 28 1932 Last spring they came to Pasadena to live because of her poor health SUPREME COURT DENIES PLEA TO REVIEW OF CASE Drake Estate Swindle Promoter Must Serve 10 Year Term WASHINGTON Dec 3 supreme court refused today to in terfere with the conviction of Oscar M Hartzell Iowa for collec ting funds from people on repre sentation that they would share in a vast estatef supposed to been left by Sirfe Francis Dr a k e f Elizabethan lish explorer Hartzell w h ol lived on a farm I near Des Moines I went to England I the government I contended and directed agents HARTHELL in this country in collecting between and in cash during the last 10 years Convicted of Fraud He was convicted in northern Iowa federal court of using the mails to promoting the alleged fraud sentenced to 10 years impris onment and fined The supreme court today refused to review the conviction which had been affirmed by the eighth circuit court of appeals Hence it stands Frotnlaed Huge Sums The gpjjerniient charged that that between 400 Iowa Masons to Meet in Des Moines DES MOINES Dec 3 ly 400 Iowa Masons wil he guests Royal Arch Masons of Des Moines Thursday and Friday at the annual York Rite fall festival here to be featured by the appearance of William T S 6Hara of Toledo Ohio general grand high priest of the order in America Tum to Faw 3 Column EUS Everybody Shopping Days til Christmas five and twentytwo billion dollars in gold jewelry and real estate be longing to Sir Francis was to be re covered and distributed proportion ately among those who donated money Drake died in 1596 Hartzell was charged with having represented that there was only one living heir who had assigned his interest to Hartzell and that the lord chancellor of England had agreed the claim was genuine The government de clared the representations concern ing the alleged estate were false and that the plan was only to defraud MAN ACCUSED IN SLAYING OF SON Frantic Wife Mother Waits Near Jail in Hope of Seeing Him INDIANA Pa Dec 3 a rantic wife and mother waited near the jail in the hope she may see him the state today planned to charge 28 year old Herber West over with slaying his little crippled on The two and a half year old child died Saturday night a few hours after he and his four montha old brother were shot by their father in the kitchen ot their home The baby is in a critical condition in a hospital and may die District Attorney W M Rud dock announced he would file the murder charge against Westover and the coroner said an inquest will be held today in the death of the child who was unable to walk and could hardly use his arms Mrs Olive Westover 23 pleaded in vain with officials yesterday to be allowed to see her husband She said she wanted to cheer him up if I can She planned to make an other appeal today Westover a a week lumber worker is accused of firing two bullets into his baby son as he lay in his carriage and two others into the crippled boy as he sat in a high chair Police Chief William J Kelley quoted Westover as sayinghe had planned to leave his wife and shot the boys because he did not want her to have them lowan Charged With Manslaughter Pleads Guilty to Intoxication IOWA CITY Dec 3 Rob ert R Thompson Waterloo garage mechanic charged with manslaugh ter and intoxication pleaded guilty to the latter charge and was sen tenced to 30 days in the county jail today Thompson is said by police to be the driver of the car which struck and killed David Haney 18 Iowa City Nov 27 F B Olsen county attorney said that he had prepared an information charging manslaughter which he would file later today If the infor mation is approved by the district court Thompsons bond will be set and he can be tried without a grand jury investigation Dr George Maresh county cor oner filed charges of manslaughter against Thompson Nov 29 Plans Before Loan Before you can obtain one of the loans now being made possible by government cooperation with lend ing agencies for remodeling and mod ernizing old houses and other prop erty you must have your plans carefully worked out to insure the approval of your application Here is a booklet Modernizing Old Houses that will aid you in this planning It shows you what has been done with other peoples houses and it will give you ideas as to what you can do with yours It covers every phase of the mod ernizing problem Enclose lOc io coin to cover the cost and handling charge Use coupon The GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederick J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose lOc In coin carefully wrapped for the booklet Mod ernizing Old Houses Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;