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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 25, 1933, Mason City, Iowa TWO MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE DECEMBER 25 1933 FRANCE MOURNS CHRISTMAS DAY Known Dead Mount to 196 Full Toll of Wreck Not Yet Known PARIS Dec 25 counted 198 dead today after a train Christmas became for most of the nation a holiday of despair The worst in Frances Saturday night when the speeding Strasbourg flyer telescoped the wooden coach es of the Nancy express in a fog at Lagny 17 miles from here Both trains were filled with holiday bound passengers The dead included the French statesman Paul Morel former cab inet minister and his wife Many Critically Injured How great the death toll will be is not known even yet for many persons lay critically injured in hos pitals as dawn found rescue work ers still probing the tangled and splintered wreckage Railroad authorities set the offi cial death list at 1S6 of whom 160 Jay in the black draped eastern railway a temporary morgue Of the 160 police still were unable to identify 37 France prepared to pay the dead official honor with President Lebriin representing the nation in a tri bute at the eastern railway sta tion Ceremony of Sorrow A great national ceremony of sor row has been fixed for Wednesday The delay was made in the hope of completing identification of bodies Newspapers were printing descrip tions of clothes and trinkets of those still unidentified Boththe engineer and fireman of the Strasbourg flyer are in jalJ Their locomotive was sealed up by the police and guarded by gen darmes to await expert examination by government engineers who are charged with the official investiga tion Both the engineer Lucien Daueigny and his fireman Henri Charpentier claimed they had been given green lights the signal of a clear track ahead Railroad offi cials however said the block light had been red Fog Slay Bo Cause The possibilities that the fog made a red signal appear green was already under investigation An oc culist Dr Bourdier stated that while fog undoubtedly affects col ors the change would be made in the opposite is green would tend to appear yellow but a white fog could not change a red light to another color It already appeared likely that the crushing of thewooden cars would bring about government ac tionto cause all passenger cars to tie made of steel 31780136 In Payrolls DES 1IOINES Dec 25 rolls totaling 531780126 lor dis bursement to 20217 civil works em ployes in Iowa were mailed from the CWA office here To Our friends and patrons We wish you a Merry Christ mas and a Happy New Year And want to thank you for your patronage ECONOMY CAFE Formerly 1resto Cafe 339 South Federal Ave IN DAYS NEWS Boston police had mystery murder to solve when body of Ethel ZucUermmi 18 was found behind ImUery counter where Bhe worked Knife had been driven through her throat with unusual force Central SHEFFIELD FARM HOME DESTROYED John Thines Residence Is Burned Down Some of Furniture Saved y SHEFFIELD Dec bout 5 oclock yesterday afternoon destroyed the farm home of John Thines 4 miles south of Sheffield Sparks from the chimney were thought to have originated the jlazo which started on the roof Most of the furniture Including all hat downstairs was saved The Sheffield and Hampton fired epart ments were called but were unable o save anything The house was a arge structure Insurance covered the loss Mews Fathers Body and Dies of Attack TAMA Dec 25 he body of his father killed the ight before in an automobile ac ident Frank Hurt Jr was taken II and died of heart attack His ather Frank Hurt 71 killed tCedar Rapids s Greene Buys Riceville Ice Business RICEV1LLE Dec sold his ice business in Riceville which he operated for sev ral years to Harry Rodemaker of Greene The deal Includes the icu house and the lots on which it stands and the use of the nearby ce pond A power saw will be in stalled and the ice will be taken from the pond to the ice house by a dragline Mr Rodemaker oper ted the hoist which unloaded grave cars for the paving job here ast summer CHURCH CLOSED AFTER SLAYING Altar Desecrated by Blood of Primate Stabbed by Assassins NEW YORK Dec 25 Holy Cross Opostolic church was shuttered and silent today amid the chorus of Christmas hymns from neighboring houses of worship its altar desecrated by the blood of its primate stabbed to death as he opened Sunday mornings service Archbishop Leon Tourlan head of the Armenian church of North and South America was murdered be fore a horrified congregation by a band of political assassins as he moved up the aisle in the colorful processional march The killers closed in on the prelate silently and swiftly as he passed the rear pews behind his accolytes and choir Stabbed 3 Times TJnder a rain of knife thrusts he dropped the cross he was holding aloft and crumpled without a cry to the floor where he died while the enraged crowd was still struggling with his murderers lie had been stabbed three times in the abdomen The suddenness of the crime and the uproar which followed made it difficult for the police to find out how many men had been in the at tacking group One of the assailants hurled a blood stained knife in the direction of the altar and dashed toward the rear of the church where he was turned back into the crowd by the gun of the prelates personal bodyguard drawn too late to avert the killing Kescues Two Men A moment later a police officer fought his way through the milling worshipers and rescued two bat tered men who were being beaten by members of the congregation At police headquarters they were held on homicide charges after ex tensive questioning They gave their names as Matos Laylegian 39 and NIshan Sarkisian 38 both of New York Other groups of police made sur prise raids on the two principal Armenian clubs of the city ques tioning some 300 persons Two other men one of them a brother of Ley legian were taken into custody and later released ProSoviet Attitude It seemed fairly well established that the cause of the attack was the militant prosoviet attitude of the archHshop against which a minority of the American church membership has consistently fought an antagonism which had become so acute as to cause the archbishop to hire a bodyguard and to employ the utmost precautions at the hotel In which he lived where a complete identification was necessary for admission into his apartment Arch ishop Tourlan who was 55 ame to this country in 1931 from Armenia where a republic support ed by and friendly to the soviet lad been established in 1920 The GUNS SEIZED IN CHICAGO RAID Worshippers Rush Into Church When Denied Admittance PARIS Dec 25 pers angry because they were re quired to have tickets rushed the main door of the famous Montpar nasse church Our Lady of the Fields to attend Christmas mid night mass They were finally dispersed from about the entrance to the already packed church by scores of hastily summoned police The priest and choir continued mass without interruption Its AH Only 32 Beer Despite Label DES MO1NES Dec 25 gardless of the labels on the bottles tests of beer labeled as containing more than 32 per cent of alcohol fail to show a higher alcoholic con tent than that percentage State Treasurer Leo Wegman said Chicago detectives examine gome of the weapons und ammunition seized in a police raid which was an attempt to capture members ot the John DiUinger band of escaped Indiana convicts Three gunmen believed responsible for ninny midwest crimes were tolled during the raid As sociated Press lowun Dies of Injuries FAIRFIELD Dec 25 O Watts 58 of Stock port died here of injuries suffered last Monday when a tree ell on him and crush ed his chest and back He is surviv ed by hs wife and six children HIT AT UNFAIR WORLD TRADE Treaty Curbs on Practices May Be Broadened at London Meet Plan Party for Children American Legion auxiliary will hold a Christmas party at the onera house evening Dec 28 for their children WASHINGTON Dec 25 Treaty curbs on unfair competition In world trade may be broadened at the international industrial prop erty conference meeting in London next May to revise the pact on in dustrial property signed at the Hague in 1925 Recommendation has been mtiaa that the treaty tie amended to pro hibit all manner of acts if such nature as to create confusion by any means whatsoever with the business products or services of a competitor and all manner acts in the course of trade of such a nature as to cause injury to the good will of anothers business in particular false allegations of a nature to disparage a competitor his goods or his business The recommendation is one of a number made by a committee com posed of Thomas E Robertson former commissioner of patents and Edward S Rogers and Henry M Huxlej Wherever the Whatever the Cause I Resinol Relieves it Quickly I SampIofrwWrtteRwnolDDpt58 J Baltimore Mil HOLIDAY BUS FARES 50 KATES REDUCED AS MUCH AS NO LIMIT ON KOUNDTRU stay as long as you liko Modern heated buses assure N7o extra charge for small trunk or hand baggage PHONE OT for rates and schedules everywhere Jefferson Transportation Company BUS Depot 16 First Street S Mason Ctly Time Deposits Released FOSTVILLE Dec Um deposits in the Citizens state bank which were voluntarily placed unde the waiver system more than a year afro were released COLD AND FLOOD ALONG PACIFIC Highways Railroad Tracks Torn Out in 3 States of Northwest SEATTLE Dec 25 victims in three Pacific northwest i states hoped today their Christmas present would not only be the re ceding waters in nearly all districts but that extremely cold weather to the north In Canada would miss them Lawrence C Fisher weather bu reau meteorologist feared however the cold spell would hit the area Highways railroad tracks tele phone and telegraph lines remained torn out and many homes had been demolished The tollof the weeks storms reached 15 yesterday when two wo men were buried in a landslide after flood waters had burst Urough a natural dam and hurtled low on a farm house The victims were Mrs Marie Peterson 58 and Mrs Mary An tone 50 4 VACANCIES IN FOREIGN SERVICE At Least Two of Them May Be Filled About Time of New Year WASHINGTON Dec The United States has Jno FCLARK CO CHICAGO NE 325 I O F PHONE 84BS4G A R HENDRICKSON Branch Manager Stock Kxcliauge tloard of Trade Chicago rarb Exchange Assji Mercantile Exchange Commodity Exchange Inc New Orleans Celtou Cxchcugc York SiocU Exchange Jfew York Coffee Sugar Exchange New Yoik Traduce Exchange New York Curb New York Exchange New York Cotton ExchnnEO inr equipment KK available through your healing contractor Ask About Our Rental Purchase archbishop had been outspoken Jn ils approval both of the government and the soviet Exiled supporters of the old liave bitterly opposed him for his attitude Last summer a meeting which the archbishop was addressing at the Century of Prog ress exposition was broken up by a gang which took possession oC the speakers platform and planted on i the flag the former government Food and Medicine for Girl Cost Year OAK PARK HI Dec 25 has cost more than 5000 to keep Patricia Maguire Oak Pirks sleeping beauty in food and medi cal supplies the pi it 12 mouths This estimate was made today by relatives of the young woman who went to sleep on Feb 24 1932 a victim a form of sleeping sick ness and who was still slumbering today despite recent stirrings which were taken as an indication that she may be about to awaken During the past year Patricia has had one hundred and sixty dozen eggs ninetyone gallons and one quart of cream 106 gallons and one quart of milk 164 dozen or anges five pounds of powdered yeast three gallons of cod liver oil and three gallons of mineral oil ompetitive Exams Announced by Price Open competitive examinations were announced Monday by Charles E Price secretary of the United States Civil Service board of ex aminers for the following position Senior tcxicologist lexicologist associate lexicologist and assistant lexicologist in the bureau of chem istry and soils of the department of agriculture with headquarters in San Francisco Specialist in tobacco grading as sociate specialist and assistant spe cialist in the bureau of agricultural economics of the department of ag riculture Full Information concerning these examinations may be obtained from Secretary Price at the Mason City postoffice SPIRIT OF GOOD WILL RULES U S Continued From LaRO 1 pected to put her on her feet in another week ExConvict Affected Christmas spirit even reached out and touched John West Side Jack Barry exconvict and reputed labor racketeer He surrendered and gave bond on a charge of vagrancy Its Christmas he explained and I dont want to be interrupted abuot the time I am eating my din ner Monday Presumably he referred to the possibility of being arrested Sees First Tree SPRINGFIELD the first time in his life Loren Lockbart 8 saw his Christmas tree His eyesight blinded by cataracts since babyhood was restored by a surgeons skill Ixt ot Good Fellows are a lot of good fellows In the world Enough money was given to the Chicago Christmas fund benefit to purchase clothing outfits for 30000 boys and girls Violet Pingle Is Wed at Ceremony Held on Ledyard Main Street LEDYARD Dec Vio let Pingle and Alfred Miller were married here Friday The bride grooms brother Waiter Miller was the best man Miss Alethla Black was the bridesmaid The wedding ceremony took place on Main street The Ledyard school gave a program and the public wedding followed Many from out of town at tended After the program Santa Claus treated all the children 25 UK only four vacancies in the foreign service and at least two of them are expected to be filled about the time the new year rolls around Until President Roosevelt nom inates ministers to fill the vacant posts the United States Is not rep vesented with ministers to the Netherlands Czechoslovakia El Salvador and Liberia Sent for Approval State department i sources expect him to fill the vacancy at The Haguecaused byVthe resignation of Laurits S Swensbn of Minnesota within a few days It is understood that the name a New York at yut further identified for already been sent to The Hague for approval by the Netherlands government The president has not yet decid ed on the appointment of a min ister to Czechoslovakia a post va cated by the resignation of Francis White of Maryland The legation White reported waa unfit to live in and too expensive to keep up Selection Withheld Selection of a minister to El Sal vador will be withheld until the United States recognizes that Cen tral American republic and mean while George M Graves of Ver mont is acting as charge dAffaires A minister to Liberia the Negro in Africa will not be chosen until some settlement of Li berias internal affairs has been made A plan for the rehabilitation of Llherian finances has been ap proved by the league of nations and now awaits approval by the Li berian congress I Early Purchase VALUES Suits WATCH WOMAN BURNTO DEITfl Christmas Eve Pedestrians and Motorists Unable to Help CHICAGO Dec 2S Christmas eve pedestrians and mo torists on the south side were forc ed to stand aside and watch a young woman burn to death as the auto mobile she and a man were riding in burst into flamea after crashing into a trolley wire pole The victim was Miss Agnes Stack 25 a stenographer and her companion Francis McCormick 32 the driver of the machine which had been borrowed from a friend was rescued after receiving severe burns Misa Stack was pinned in the wreckage in such a manner that at tempts at rescue were futle Peoples Gas Electric Company lowan Killed When Hit by Interurban WATERLOO Dec 25 E Roberts about 60 resident of Mil lerdale a suburb of Waterloo was instantly killed at 3 p m Sunday when he was struck by a Waterloo Cedar Falls and Northern Interur ban car between Gllbertvllle and LaPorte City Mrs Byington Is Named Plymouth R N A Oracle PLYMOUTH Dec The R N A lodge elected Oracle Mrs Ethel Byington vice oracle Mrs Evelyn Snell chancellor Mrs Ber tha Graves recorder Mrs Alice Graves receiver Mrs Threse Schultz marshal Marie Phillips assistant Mrs Emma Hanson in ner sentinel Mrs Ada Werle outer sentinel Mrs Lillian Phillips man agers Mrs Mary Randall Mrs Em ma Hanson musician Mrs Florence Sutton Mrs Alice Graves birthday anniversary was celebrated Charged With Entering CHARLES CITY Dec Shepley has been charged with en tering the Wyntt Coal company of ice a week ago Feed Mill GREENE Dec 25 The Bruce feed mill burned this fall is being rebuilt and will soon bo ready for business RADIO TUBES TESTED FREE AT OUR STORE OKUNOW SUPER SERVICE The first real advances In elec tric refrigeration for the home VANCE MUSIC CO EVERYTHING IN MUSIC 124 North Federal Phono 708 By Stylemor Still 1950 By Hart Schaffner Marx Still 35 See us before you buy And believe us when we say that it is our honest opinion that mens cloth ing is the best investment you can find for your money today Why i Be cause the following table shows where clothing prices went to in compari son with other items at their 1933 because our suits and over coats were bought on this low because present wholesale clothing prices are already from around 30 higher than G months ago on low end clothing to 15 higher on better grades This table shows the portion a dollar re quired to purchase at 19S3 low what required to purchase nt post war Clothing 39c Food 46c LightFuel 77c Housing 66c All Get Yours Today Get to Know IMdners YOU CAN DEPEND ON A GILDNER STORE SEE OUR WINDOWS ;