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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1929, Mason City, Iowa F MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE DECEMBER 26 1929 WILLIAM RAE IS PUT ON NATIONAL H S ORCHESTRA Mason City Musicians Will Be Trained Under Famous Directors William Rae son of Mr and Mrs Junes Raeplayer school orchestra of in the high this city and bheof Mason Citys out afindragyoung1 musicians has been elected to membership in the Na tional High School orchestra whicl meets in Chicago March 23 to 27 tot play convention of the Music Supervisors National confer ence Tffis was made known at ths school following the receipt of a from Prof Joseph E Mad dy of the University of Michigan Who isorganizingthe orchestra 1930 National High Schoo TojSihestra will numberabout 300 payerssaid to be the cream of the high school music talent Inthe Uni tfjH States Acceptance of William is a decided honor for the young musician arid the school There has keen competition for places J the orchestra and the fact that t IBS has been chosen speaks well for i Ws abilities and the work of his in structors 1 The National High school orches tra was ffrst organizedto play for 1926convention of theMusic SupervisorsNational conference a1 1etroit In 1927 it was assembled to play for the Department of Sup eftntenderice of the National Educa tion Association at Dallas The third was forthe Music Sup r National conference at Chi j cago in 1928 from which grew the National High Scho61 Orchestra and f Baud Camp at Interiochen Mich The 1930orchestraisb eingo rgan Ized to comply with requests from both the organizations of school sup 5 ermtendentS and music supervisors it be featured at their 1930 conventions held at Atlantic City wid Chicago respectively The Chi cago organization will be conducted hy Walter Damrosch of radio fame Henry Hadley famous American composer and Joseph E Maddy or of the orchestra Burglar Gets Away With Trousseau But Geremony Goes On HAMMOND Ind Dec 26 burglar made it tough sledding for cupid last night but the artful xsherub was not to be foiled The burglar the apart jnenti of MissRjith on jigr nigfiFand Sec entire trousseau including bridal gown 5500 fur coat string of pearls diamond brooch rings etc but she was mar ried just the same to Mitchell Sil a store manager Postoffice Handles Record Mail Volume in Holiday Season The Mason City postoffice has handled the biggest volume of holi day mail during its history state local officials The day before Christmas a total of 38900 greeting cards and letters were sent thru the cancellingmachines Before this the largest amount for any single cay was 19000 Since most of these letters were mailed at the postoffica after the city and rural carriers had started on their routes they could not be delivered until after Christmas A total of 1440 insured parcels were distributed Monday exceeding the former record of 1128 in one day Christmas packages which had arrived were delivered Christ anas eve by the loca postoffice On Thursday however a large volume of packages were shipped here and three trucks were keptbusy dis tributing these late arrivals BANK ROBBERS SHOOT CASHIER Officer Dies From Gun Fire of Speeding Auto mobile SMITHS GROVE Ky Dec Kirby cashier of a lo cal bank was killed today ina fight with a band of robbers who held up and robbed the bank of Oakland Ky The robbers abandoned their au tomobile and fled to the hills north of town where some 200 or 300 citi zens led by officers went in search of them The Oakland bank was held up shortly after it was opened this morning and the robbers took about 2000 in was no firing in the bank but as the three rob bers leaped Into their machine where it was believed two others were waiting they were fired upon Word of the robbery was tele phoned to Smiths Grove and as the men drove thtu here a posse of citi zens opened fire They fired back and Kirby fell mortally wounded Brazil Buys American AntiAircraft Weapons RIO JANEIRO Sve millimeter antiaircraft artil ery of American make may soon ae added to Brazils defense There were two bidders to supply a first jattery for experimental purposes one jufirm iiS the UnitflJUStatas and the other FrencHT The American bid was 550000 ss than that of the French com pany or a difference of a million lollars for the 20 batteries which he ministry of war eventually will mount HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ISNT ONLY ONE WITH A LOT OF BILLS BEFORE IT NEW YEARS GREETINGS Five Great Trunk Lines Will Have Entry Into Mason City Under Ruling DEATH CONTRACT TOLD COURT Chicago Gangster Was to Get for Murder of Pair NEW YORK Dec 26 gangster contract promising 520 000 for the killing of Frankie Yale and Frank Marlow was the objec tive of the seven men who held up the dinner being given for Magis trate Vitae Dec 7 a police inspect or testified today at the trial of for mer Detective Arthur Johnson a guest at the dinner who was dis armed by the robbers Inspector Joseph J Donovan head of the criminal identification bu reau testified that the contract was in the pocket of a Chicago gangster who was one of the guests The inspector testified Yale and Marlow had encroached upon the operations of a local gangster and this man accordingto the inspector had hired a man from Chicago to bump off Yale and Marlow for 20000 of which he had been paid only 5000 Longer skirts will mean a lot of neglected News amd New St Nick Discovers That Even Christmas isNot What It Used 4 l n come and go and so do people but Christmas goes on forever Once a year a large share of humanity forgets its differences and even itself long enough to absorb some of the Christmas spirit which time cannot seem to dim Year after year the advent of Christmas brings back old friends old greetings old customs We like change we like to move forward but not as far as Christmas is concerned At that season of the year we want to do what wehave always done Once more we want to make a pilgrimage to the days of longago Yet old St Nick notices quite a change as he makes his rounds in 1929 It iriaybe the same old Christ mas but you would hardly know it from a visit to an American home on Christmas morning Even St Nick himself sometimes wonders if he isnt seeing things The fun begins about as early asit ever didthanks to the enthusiasm of the youngsters They are up and about long beforethe sun It takes Jess energy for the parents to get up than it does to try and keep the youngsters in bed any longer Right here we notice the first change and it is a welcome one too The days of running about in sub freezing temperatures trying to start two orthree fires in various parts of the houseare no more When mother and fatherget up this Christmas morning1 they will find the house al ready warm and comfortable An electric clock on the furnace has tended to that an hour before There will be no colds for the children the day after And then the living a change Father merely pushes a but ton and the beautiful Christmas tree is gaily lit from top to bottom The pail of water at the base is missing and so are the candles which took for ever to light and no time at all to burn out Then too these lights dont need any watching like the old can dles did You can go away and leave them for hours and they will be burn Electricity And The L Modern Christmas At no time of the year is the change which electricity has made in the home so ap parent as at Christmas time Tins is due partly of course to the fact that Christmas celebrations are so generally centered around the home In contrasting the old with the new we come to realize that though we have lost a bit of the quaintness we have gained considerable comfort Electricity hasnt really changed Christmas Nothing could do that JJut more than any one thing it has changed our method of celebrating it ing just as brightly and just as safe ly when you return Thereis not much chance of the Christmas tree and yourhouse going up in smoke And then the electric train for brother an electric curling iron for sister a new electric vacuum for mother and a Cleanerette for father so that he will stop getting dirt all over the inside of the car when he brushes the seats While the family is pouring over the gifts some one goes to the far corner of the room and presses an other button There is a moments silence and then the room is filled with Christmas carols The electric radio is on the job After the first morning excitement is over mother rushes to the tele pJione whispers a number into the instrument and in almost no time at all she is wishing a Merry Christmas to grandmother who lives 200 miles away Not so many years ago it would have taken a day or two to do that by the rather unsatisfactory method of letter writing Remember the two or three dajs of sweeping and cleaning after Christmas was a think of the past Mothers new vacuum cleaner and Dads new Cleanerette will do the same job in less than a half a day with only a fraction pfxthe effort Nowe havent changed Christmas very much but electricity has Ancf it would be hard to find many of us who Mould trade the new for the old es Gas Electric Company JIT y For Better Appliances KIWANIANS HEAR TALKBYFRANZEN ocal Man Speaks on Use of Iowa Products by lowans for home products vhether theybe industrial or agrl ulture is to be the largest factor n bringing Iowa to the front as a tate according to C F Franzeu f the American Beet Sugar corn any who spoke before the local liwanians at their regular Thurs ay luncheon in the Hotel Hauford Take pride in local business the evelopment of the local commun ty use Iowa products and preach owa products and the state will ontinue to grow in prosperity and well being he stated He strongly ommended the idea behind the ex hibits now being shown in the win dows of the loal First National ank building which show the pro ducts of local manufacturing plants In regard to the beet sugar indus ry in the United States Mr Franz en stated that there were innumer able phases to the industry other ian merely the primary one of sn jar manufacture He showed how he industry Is tied up with agri culture labor the world supply sit uation and other phases of nation al interest Among the states which are ral ying strongly behind the campaign o have agricultural states support heir owa industry and agriculture rather than purchasing foreign pro ducts Mr Franzen cited the states of Nebraska and North and South Dakota Gov John Hammill has re cently issued statements urging a similar campaign in Iowa he saict Commission However Will Hold Further Hearings on Consolidations i By STAFT REPRESENTATIVE WASHINGTON Dec tion of the general consolidation plan of the Interstate Commerce Commission would give five of the 19 great proposed trunklines entry to Mason City but the feeling here today was that the commission will order further hearings before any step toward actual consolidation is taken Of the 19 systems set up under this plan the Milwaukee Santa Fe Illinois Central Rock Island and North Western trunklines would reach Mason City The Milwaukee Rock Island and North Western al ready come to Mason City directly Each would be the basis of one of the trunk systems established in the report The Santa Fe would be given the Great Western and the Illinois Cen tral would be given the Minneapo lis St Louis under the merger proposals bringing these two sys tems also directly into Mason City Hearings to Be Held There was every indication that public hearings would be ordered by the commission following meetings of railway executives to discuss the plans Three applications for trunk line consolidations are now before the commission one of which will be decided soon it is felt Features of the western systems devised by the commission are Strengtheuingthe already power ful Union Pacific by giving it an outlet to the Gulf and allocation to it of the Kansas City Southern Ar kansas Western Texarkana Fort Smith and Great Southern lines Allocationof the Western Pacific and the Denver Rio Grande Western to the Missouri Pacific in an effort to offset the additional strength of the Union Pacific Allocaion of a dozen small south ern and southwestern lines to the Il linois Central to strengthen its out lets here Bolstering of the Rock Island in the same direction Establishment of the Wabash as a great new trunkline to the east Permission to the Northern Pa cific and Great Western to combine in the merger they have sought for some time Divorcement of the Burlington from both and its establishment as a new trunkline in strong competi tion with both of those and with the Milwaukee Plan Is Tentative The commissions plan Is only ten tative and is subject 19 approval by congress and therailroadsThe pbs sibllity of new hearings is strongly indicated in the partly concurring opinions of Commissioners Eastman McManamy Porter and Taylor Eastman stated concerning the western consolidations proposed In the case of western territory I am in substantial accord with the plan which has with certain exceptions The most impor tant of these is the proposed union of the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern and the proposed divorce of both from the Burlington I do not approve of uniting the two parallel and strongly competitive northern lines but on the other hand I regard the divorce of the Burling ton as an impracticable anJ unde sirable undertaking The situation is satisfactory as it now stands Oppose Other SetUp Commissioners McManamy Por ter and Taylor also oppose the Great Northern North Western Burlington setup proposed Commissioner Porter Said I am persuaded that the Burling ton system by reason of its splen did physical condition its conserva tive capital structure its strong fi nancial position and its physical lo cation affords much the better par ent for a new transcontinental line from Chicago to the Pacific I would therefore in addition to what the majority have allocated to the Bur lington system add the Western Pacific and the Denver and Rio Grande Western With the comple tion of the Moffat Tunnel and the Dotsero Cutoff this route has great possibilities but it will take a very powerful system such as the Bur lington to make it effective Auto Is Turned Over in Intersection Collision Cars driven by Walter Bane 219 Adams block and Russell Bull 1634 Pennsylvania avenue northeast col lided at oclock Wednesday morning at the corner of Fifteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue southeast The Bane car was upset and damaged The accident was re ported to police Mrs Alma May Miller Hanlontown Is Dead Mrs Alma May Miller 24 Han lontown died at a local hospital Wednesday night The body is now at the Randall funeral parlors but will be taken to Hanlontown later for burial T would be pleased Know you got the You watch Ray Seney BREAKS SIGN D A Roderick living near Mason City tore a wheel off his car and broke a 15mile speed limit sign at Fifth street south and Federal ave nue Thursday morning according to a report to police Italian Seaplane and Crew Believed Lost ATHENS Greece Dec 26 An Italian postal seaplane with a crew of five was wrecked today near the small island of St Eustra tlos near the Turkish coast in the Aegean The GreeK cruiser Helle has failed to find a trace of the machine or of Its crew The sea was rough and the wind high The Italian mail company has dispatched several planes to aid in the search Lend Dignity to every Transaction Polished Plate THE glass topped desk and Dig business have become synonomous If the desks in your office do not yet have glass tops there is no better time than now to have them installed HUGH IS SECOND ST SW PHONE 874 MASONCTCITY OWA men are those who arent dumb enough to read their speeches or great enough to get away with Times The chirp of a cricket has besn heard by balloonists a mile high Lots of people a mile high for the first the still small voice State Journal RESCUED BOYS GIVEN FEAST 12000 Homeless Armenians Have Christmas Dinner From Americans LENINAKAN Soviet Armenia Dec 23 the shadoc ovount ararat 12000 home less and parentless Armenian boys and girls who were rescued from starvation and massacre by the Am erican Near East relief organization sat down today to a gigantic Christ mas feast provided by the American people The feast did not consist of tur key but of fatted calves Pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce were pro vided by American nurses This is believed to have been the largest single Christmas dinner giv en by American charity in any part of the world After Dr Joseph Beach of Yale university director of the near east relief conveyed Christmas greetings to the children from the American people the Am erican nurses and relief workers presented eacli child with an outfit of warm winter clothing made by American women and girls After that the 12000 youngsters the girls dressed in white and the coys in blue formed themselves on the field in front of Mount Ararat into gigan tic human letters reading Ameri ca You Saved Us Harold K Tracy returned to Chi cago Wednesday night after visit ing two days with his parents Mr and Mrs F A Tracy 3 Louisiana avenue southeast The alchohly days are here the saddest of the year the undertaker smiles with glee to see the Christ mas Knoids Gazette Economy Sootless ton ASH NO This ia n New Coal for Mason City Less Tubes Your Christmas Money Can Bring a To Your Home And Philco brings entertainment for every day in the year and brings it into your home just as realistic as tho you were in the studio where it is created A demonstration in your home will con vince you that Philco ia the radio you wanf Small Down Payment and Monthly Payments That Witt Suit CurrieVan Ness Co MAITAINED BY MERIT Phone 17 11 North Federal DAIRY CATTLE SALE As I am overstocked on dairy cattle I will hold a public sale on the Schumacher fanri miles north and miles west of Thornton miles straight west of Rockwell on Monday December 30 1929 Sale commences promptly at P M 23 HEAD OF GUERNSEY AND HOLSTEIN COWS AND HEIFERS JO Cows are milking others to freshen from now until spring Cow No Ko No No No No No No No No 10 No II No 12 No 33 S 4 5 i 7 8 9 Typo Grade Guernsey Orade Guernsey Guernsey Guernsey Guernsey Guernsey Guernsey Guernsey Holstcin Holstcih Holstciu Guernsey Guernsey Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grail o Grade Grade Grade Grade Average Test nO 50 55 nO 50 50 40 38 50 50 Ages 3 years S years S years K years years S years 3 years 4 years U years years years 5 years 1 years Threo jjrado Guernsey heifers years old S grade Guernsey heifers coming 2 years old 2 Shorthorn and Guernsey Iieifers coming Z years old Pure Bred Guernsey bull Zyt years old Pure lircd Guernsey bull 6 months old 30 Black Jersey Giant Pullets WENZELS FREE HOT LUNCH SERVED AT NOON TERMS As announced by clerk on day of sale JOHN DEHR Owner ORA BAVLESS Auet A T NISSEX Cleric ;