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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1929, Mason City, Iowa tf rj n 1 HI 3 I 1 TWO B1ASUJN CITY f A 2O 1THS9 Mrs Dickinsons Visitor Sees Washingtons Sights Congressmans Wife Gives Intimate Glimpses of Life at Capital My Dear Jane Your letter is at hand wondering why you have not heard from well to tell the real truth I had about decided not to write to any one this to enjoy my self to the fullest extent for this winter and next may be my last in this interesting city Politics is pol itics ycrti know 3 the world and wemay be here or we may hot On account of the official mourn ing for the late Secretary of War Good there will be very little social activity until after Christmas Af ter reaching Washington our flrat invitation was a very sad one in deed It was asking us to be present at the funeral services for the war secretary in the historic east room of the white house When we first came to Washington 11 years ago feeling like country mice from no where Mrs Good whose husband was then a congressman from Iowa took me in hand and helped me to understand the queer social customs of official Washington among them the first calls that must be made and that alwiys worry the new con gressmans wife Consequently we have always had a warm spot in our hearts for the Goods As you know the newcomer in Washington must wake the first calls No one calls on ier first as we do at home See Frtncesn Alice Congress opened on a wet sllp jjery day butwe went over to the eapitol anyway as we wished a con stituent to see all there was to see and everyone of importance We showed her Alice Roosevelt iworth dressed ia a blue and red ffeoat and ret hat who sat leaning over the gallery railing watching thru her lorgnet her husband who i presides in the house Itseems that woman constttutent feels satisfied to leave Washington without at least a glimpse of Princess Alice as she is called by some people i Then over In the senate gallery we saw Mrs Gann Social prece xJencs is not being mentioned this winter People arejust going to ravoid inviting Dolly and Alice to the same dinnersAltho I do think Mrs Gann is silly to expect the same privileges given to the wife of the vice president I cant help but like her She is so very friendly and always remembers faces and names Visit Restaurant Congress adjourned after only a naif hours session so we took our constitutent to the restaurant on the first floor of the eapitol Here amid clatter of heavy crockery colored witters served us with food not so very good But our constitu ent did not wia interested SETS AIR MARK DIcudonne Costes French aviator set a now worlds rec ord for a sustained distance flight over a closed circuit He remained aloft 52 hours 24 min utes setting a mark of 4760 miles tura gallery containing the huge portraits of Queen Victoria and the rulers before her and of her de scendants I am sure I will be among the first to call at this embassy when the receiving days begin there and I wish that you might be withme We stopped at the great Washing ton cathedral which is being built wing by wing and chapel by chapel It is being built in the architectural style known as fourteenth century Gothic and in accordance with an cient custom the ground plan of the cathedral Is in the form of a cross Three chapels are now open to the public Under one window we found three Interesting historic stones One came from the chapel of Moses on Mt Sinai one carved in the form of a manna pot came from an ancient Jewish synagogue in western China and the third stone came from the church erectedby Christopher Columbus on the island of Santo Domingo commemorating his discovery of the American con tinent Wilson Tomb in Chapel In one of the chapels is the tomb of Woodrow Wilson The limestone tomb whose only decaratiori is the crusaderscross is surmounted by a delicately carved oak canopy Sur mounting the canopy are three Bags two of whichare called presidents flags They were pre sented to Mr Wilson on his two in augurations The other flag was car ried by the first detachment of American tropswhen they marched tiveaboth important and insignifi cant eating bean soup apple pie and drinking butermilk while con ferring with fellow members or vis itingwith guests Most of these men had lost their dignity and they seemed Just ordinary Main Street men After lunch we took our constitu ent for a drive around the city Many interesting changes have been made during our summers absence Old landmarks have been razed all about Capitol Hill The eapitol grounds will soon reach from the present grounds to the Union sta tion The ground between the eapitol and Unionstation where the tem porary buildings that housed wo men government workers stood un til a few months age will all be land scaped and terraced It will be dot ted many water fountains and flower beds New Buildings to Go Up All the street car tracks be removed and a beautiful boulevard will be built from the station to Pennsylvania avenue where it will connect with another boulevard that will run thru the Federal building grounds and on in the Mall The grounds are broken for a new su 1 preme court building a new house office building a new conservatory for the botanic gardens and for a new addition to the congressional U 1 brary Then soon Washingtons hs itoric avenue will be fringed with magnificent federal buildings Some nearly completed and others lust begun The department of com tierce building will be longer than ny other in the longer lan the national eapitol on the bill The additional beauty and charm this capital city will just take ir breath away when you come celebration In 1932 of the anniversary of the h of George Washington Wash thrii London in the nummer of 1917 Four great piers at the Intersecting armc of the cross in one of the chapela will ultimately support the soaring central tower of the cather dral wjjlch will rise 382 feet in the air These piers are believed to be among the largest ever built in any cathedral in the world Each is more than 24 feet ha diameter The walls are so massive and so thick that within one has been built an Inter esting narrow spiral design stair way A childrens chapel on the main floor will soon be added There is only one other cathedral in the world which has set apart an en tire chapel for the use of the chil dren All of the objects in this beau tiful chapel Will be small and the sculpture as well as the stained glass will illustrate the themes of the scriptures that appeal to the child miud As we were admiring the beauti fulcoloring in the stained glass windows that are already in place thecaretaker of the cathedral who was showing us around told us that the glass for these windows is be ing made from a formula obtained from the analysis of pieces of glass taken from the windows in thir teenth century cathedrals in France and England Club Opens I hope the description I have giv en you of these new buildings will interest you I forget sometimes that all people are not alike in their ideas of what makes a city beauti ful And do you know Jane it is just surprising how many people there are who have lived here all their lives who have never visited the wonderful museums or the art galleries or even been in the white house Our Congressional club opened last week with a reception for its new members There are some 70 ARMY AVIATORS TO MAKE TESTS OF MEN PLANES Flyers to Advance Over 3500 Mile Front in January By OSOAB LEIDING Aviation Editor WASHINGTON Dec 26 Flyers of the army air corps will advance early in January over a 3500mile battle front from De troit to Spokane to measure the endurance of men and equipment in subzero weather and test the value of shortwave radio The war department today an nounced its tentative plans for combat In the front yard of the arctic circle against the shock troopsof ice and subzero temperatures Experiments In long distance radio communication between the aircraft and permanent ground stations will be conducted In coop eration with the American Radio Relay league which will create net work thru thousands of aniateura to span the country from coast and border to border Equip Planes Skis January 5 has been tentatively set as the day when 18 pursuit planes and two army transports equipped with skis instead of iand Ing wheels willstart from Selfridge field for Spokane by way of Duluth Grand Forks Glasgow and other Intermediate points The return will take the flyers thru Helena Butte Miles City Bismarck Fargo and Minneawlia Maj Ralph Royce commanding officer of the first pursuit group will be Incharge of the flight H J Adamson assistant to F Trubee Davlson assistant secertary of war for aeronautics and Lieut Charles A Harrington will supervise radio communication enroute Tha cooperation of the American radio relay league of which Hiram Maxim famous iventor Is presi dent was enlisted by Davison and Maj Gen James 53 Fechet chief of the air corps Get Daily Reports Daily reports of the pursuit units will be speeded from isolated places thru thousands of amateur stations to the message centers in Washing ton in charge of Lieut Arthur I Bnnis and in Hartford Conn in charge of F E Handy and various armp posts Short wave radio communica tion under conditions such as this will bs encountered on thepursuit maneuvers Davlson said ami is highly experimental While it may be possible for the mission to estab lish direct contact with the message venters it is not certain that com munication may have to be relayed from point to point The route followed by the relays and the speed with which they func tion will furnish valuable and inter esting data I am certain that shoit waveradio soon will play an Im portantrole In civil as well as mil itary operations bn Is going to be one of the ty spots of the world The new 0000 bridge which crosses the iac river near the Lincoln ent is nearly finished This Ive us a beautiful new road Arlington cemetery We mo thru the West Potomac park arden which by the way is ull of blooms Among these being placed a huge marbie feet high and weighing The Cuban government ented this vase to the United its at the time of Coolidges vis h Cuba The vase is designed af the original in Havana com imorating United States Bailors irishing In the U S S Maine ex Boston BrltUh Bnlld Embassy Many of the foreign countries are building new embassies out Massa chmetts avenue way We motored but to see the new British embassy It is going to be a wonderful build ing when finished There are many galleries wings and windows I un derstand that it will cost when fin ished more than a million dollars and wilt be the largest of its kind in the world It is to be furnished In the English fashion most of the equipment belonging1 to the Crowo and most important will be the pic New Orleans Man Has Cane Formerly Owned by Pres A Lincoln NEW ORLEANS La Dec ebony cane carried by Ab raham Lincoln the night he was assassinated has c6me to New Or leans along with swords of Lore Kelson the great British Admiral and Marshal Joffre of France Their1 owner S J Shwartz de dines to tell how he came into pos session of the Neloan and Joffr swords but explains he purchasei Lincolns cane recently from Arthu L von Dolcke of Charlevolx Mich Dolcke had received it from hi father who In turn had got it froh a Negro janitor of Fords theater An affidavit accompanying th cane relates that the janitor foun It in the theater box the night Lin coin was shot TVJ had given it t Drvon Dolcke of Washington The cane is a straight blac ebony stick curiously carved an inlaid and was treasured by th president as a gift from a group o friends Just below the handle be hind thick glass is Abe Lincoln then a carved heart and rail split ter new congressmen and most of their wives have become members of our club So many congressmen come and go every two or four years that we are continually having to make news friends Mrs De Priest wife of the colored congressman from Il linois has shown her good sense so farby not asking for on invitation toJoin the club She will probably content herself by being first lady to the Washington colored folk You know that onethird of the popula tion in Washington is colored I will try and write again after Christmas Affectionately MYRTLE C DICKINSON Sure MAKES You FEEL BETTER 6BEUANS Hot water Sure Relief ELLANS FOR INDIGESTION 2frt and PkdsSold whera JKeepyour skin clear SOAP to eleaMte OINTMENT to Heal with Cnticura AND OINTMENT SAVE ON SMART WINTER APPAREL EN CLEARANC Winters First and Most Important FashionThrift Event WINTER COATS A Special Lot of Coats Coats formerly selling at to NOW 4S8 to Every coat mduded in this group was an outstanding value at its original price New at HALF that price they acre values that no thrifty matron or XSOM can af ford to pass by Every new style trend is represented Every coat b fashion tight And you still have MONTHS to enjoy a new coat this winter Cotneearfy and get your pick of die lot THREE OTHER VALUE GROUPS TO CHOOSE FROM Values to COATS Now Coats of a smartness and quality of fabric that will amaze you at this low price Sturdy chinchillas warm toned tweeds and novelty mixtures Values to COATS Now Fur trimmed dress coats swagger roadster coats smart sports coats Coats of the moment for the mod ern person who appreciates real value Values to COATS Now Advanced Here are Fashions popular trends in beautiful fab rics silky piled fabrics sleek broadcloth and beaverlike fur cloth COME EARLY QUANITIIHS LIMITED CMILDRENS COATS REDUCED 25X Coats originally selling from to Now to Coats that will delight the fastidious little women Warm wool velours chin chillas and novelty wea Many have fur MILLINERY JlPrke Hats formerly setting at to Now 98c to Velvets drooping brimi and offtheface just the hat you have in mind is here Every hat in group is new and smart as you will find in other reliable at more than twice their pricel When you tee them youll want two BARLY CHOICE IS ADVISABLE For the Children formerly told at 98c to Now 65c to Unusually clever little haU for smart little motet in school A variety of models all very service able DRESSES Price Dresses formerly selling Now to Thrifty styfcwiee women wffl Sock to this event And what they will find Every drees in this group was actually made to teU at twice the present price Suk and wool for the young in school the more sophisticated frocks that are favored for after noon and evening wear Alluring feminine lines many styles trimmed with boleros jabots and touches of frilly lace Smart sports dresses Choke of such popular ma terials as satins crepes georgettes novelty prints The Sale of the Season MONTGOMERY WARD 2430 SECOND STREET N E PHONE 57 MASON CITY IOWA ;