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Mason City, Iowa
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 24 •1936 times his voic" dwindled to almost a murmur. Frequently he halted in the nvdst of lengthy phrases to swallow and moisten his dry lips. Then, with a long breath and a tired sigh, he would continue. \ semblance of his customary clarity and robust tonal quality came" to his voice when he expressed his gratitude for the consolation offered in his illness b\ the prayers of the devout. Falters on Suffering. His voice likewise strengthened when he began to speak of the bloody conflict in Spain. But it faltered pitifully when he came to deal with the suffering the war has caused. Of the prayers for his recovery, the pope said: "From the fullness of our heart we take the opportunity to thank all for this manifestation of filial affection, so loving and so devoted. ••Although what we have to suffer is very liUle. indeed, compared to that which, so generously and painfully, people suffer in the world: and compared with that, above all, which He Himself, the head, the founder, toe king of this divine church had to suffer for us. both in soul and body, may He none the less deign to accept our offering, which we wish will always be in conformity with His most holy will" Sorrowful Note Profound. Of Spain he declared: "The sorrowful note which, this year, is mingled with the joys of Christmas, is even more profound and distressing because of the [net that there still rases, with pi! its horror, hatred, carnage and destruction, a civil war in Spain." Of the efforts of communism there he said: "Here are signs and portents ol' terrifying reality of what is being prepared for Europe and the whole world, if they do not hasten to look up the necessary •cmedies of defense." Attack on Communism. The hoiy father said he saw with sorrow, among those who pretened to be defenders against the spread ol communism and atheism, "not a few allowing themselves to be dominated and guided by false and fatal ideas, both in their choice of remedies and in the appraisal of their adversaries. 1 ' He continued: "False and fatal, we say. for whosoever seeks to lessen or stamp out in the hearts of men, ind especially in the hearts of the ••'Dung, their faith in Christ and His divine revelations: whosoever seeks to forsake the church of Christ, custodian of divine promises and by divine mandate the teacher of peoples, as an avowed enemy of national prosperity and progress, such a one is not only no builder of a prosperous future for humanity and his own country: on the contrary, he is destroying his most effective and priceless means of defense against the dreaded evii —and he is. even though he knows it not. working with those against whom he believes and boasts that he is fighting," Thoughts Go Out. The venerable pontiff asserted his thoughts went out especially "to the little ones who believe in Jesus and belong to the church in a faithful manner, precisely because they are Christ's beloveds." He concluded his tremulous address with an appeal for "the tranquility of order" in which, he said, "alone peace can exist." Attending the pontiff as he spoke were Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, the papal secretary of state; Father Soccorsi, Dr. Amanti Mi- l.ini, and the pope's two secretaries. He was propped to almost a silting position in his bed, and the coverlets were so arranged that he could read from sheets of paper handed to him by Cardinal Pacelli without holding up his hand. The microphone was placed in such a mariner as to obviate the necessity of the pope turning his head or straining his neck. Lowered ot Bed. During the speech, Dr Milani frequently held a glass of water to his 'lips, and afterward, an attendant was ready with a cup of broth, | which the pope swallowed grate- I fully. As soon as he had finished this. Dr. Milani lowered him gently into the bed and asked that all but his constant brotherhood nurses leave the room. The holy father vas reported to be tired, but showed no other immediate effects of his emot' discourse. Throughout the Vatican, intense quiet prevailed during the broadcast. Business was suspended at the secretariat of state and other I departments. Priests and civilians 1 alike knelt around many radios ! and offered prayers for the pon- : tiff's health. BLAME ENGINE i FOR AIR CRASH j Probe Airliner Accident in ; Texas That Cost Lives of Six Men. DALLAS, Tex., yP,>—A failing right engine after "interference by two other planes 1 ' in an attempted j landing wss advanced Thursday I by Braniff Airline officials as pos- j sible explanation for the crash of | their twin-motored ship which | killed six occupants Wednesday. Victims of the test flight were all officials and employes. The (Lockheed Electra) ship fell and burst into flames in a cornfield near Love field, municipal airport. The victims were Don Wai- bridge, 38, operations manager: Sterling Perry, 37. maintenance superintendent; W. T. Chambers, j 32, crew chief, and Pascal Flor' ence, 30, Hubert Daane, 25, and Fred Sleeper. 28, mechanics. Carrie Van Ness p REDUCED LONG DISTANCE RATES CHRISTMAS DAY ALL DAY Christmas there will be reduced rate;; on long distance telephone calls. These lower rates will be the same as those already in ci'fect every night from 7 p. m. to 4:'50 a. m. and all day Sundays. All Day Christmas you can talk — 100 Airline Miles for35c- A Reduction of 2oc 200 Airline Miles for 60c~ A Reduction of tf c 300 Airline Miles for 75c~ A P-ed«etion or 5 o c 500 Airline Miles for$1.10- A Reduction or 80c . rThot rates arc for three minutes when you »sk tu talk with anyone available at the telephone called. Person-to-person rates also are reduced.) With night rates in effect all day Christmas, you may prefer to make your calls on Christmas Day and avoid the possibility of delay on Christmas Eve when so many people are calling. This reduced Christmas rate is an experiment this year with the hope of providing service with fewer delays to our customers. NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY Tune in Bell System "Salulc to Service" Itadio Program over Columbia Network Christinas Eve, 9 to 9:30 p. m. (C. S. T.) IOWA HAS WORK INSURANCE BILL House Falls Into Line by 98 to 2 Vote After Senate Acts. DES MOINES, (JP)— Iowa legislators took off for their homes Thursday just ahead of Santa Glaus, their job of passing a state unemployment insurance bill accomplished. The house fell into line late Wednesday after the senate passed the unofficial governor's committee bill, 47 to 1, with only one major amendment which changed unemployment insurance coverage from employes of firms with four or more employes to those with eight or more. The house vote was 98 to 2, and came after an amendment to place administration of the bill under the state labor commissioner was defeated. House Clears Calendar. The house then cleared its calendar by turning a deaf ear to Representative C. F. Putnam's plea to save the bill repealing the S2 old age assistance head tax from the indefinite postponement the ways and means committee recommended. Putnam, who helped introduce the proposal, was a lame duck democrat from Pottawattamie. But while the special session passed the unemployment insurance bill. 48 republican representatives let it be known they did so because they were "between the devil and the deep, blue sea" and served notice they would seek to amend the bill when the regular session convenes Jan. II. No Formal Statement. Republican senators, while making no formal statement of their position, fell into line on the plan to save 53,000,000 in unemployment taxes only after democratic leaders agreed to submit the bill for amendment as the first order of business at the regular session. The 48 house republicans signed a resolution declaring they supported the bill "only because it seemed necessary to do so to make sure the S3,000,000 paid in taxes by Iowa employers in 1936 would be returned to the state." Their statement condemned Gov. Clyde L. Herring for establishing an unofficial committee of 35 last summer to study social security legislation, instead of calling the legislature at that time. Call Bill Involved. They also contended the unemployment measure, as presented to them, was so involved "that an attempt to amend it and pass a measure suitable to the conditions in Iowa would result in failure to pass any unemployment bill before Dec. 31." Under the federal social security act, states which do not have a state co-ordinating act approved by Dec. 31 will not receive any of 1936 taxes collected by the federal government from their employers. George Patterson of Burt. a republican lame duck, was the sen- :Ue's ''no" man. He said he voted against the bill because he did not believe in such legislation. House "No" Men. Representatives A r t h u r R. | Weed of Winterset and Grant A. Shifflett of Diagonal, both republicans, were the house "no men," Weed said he believed the measure "ill advised," and represented "taxation without representation." Shifflett said there was no sentiment for it in his county. The Iowa law, as it now stands, would provide for a state tax on employers, but none on employes and follows virtually all other federal requirements. The tax rate would be 1.8 per cent of the payrolls for the six months from July 1, 1936 to Dec. 31, 1936; 1.8 per cent :i!or 1937 and 2.7 per cent for 1938 and each year thereafter, except as effected by the merit system. Tenth to V. S. This tax rate takes care of the ill) per cent of taxes collected which go to the state fur payment of unemployment insurance benefits. The other 10 per cent, represented by the difference between the state tax rate and the federal rate of 1, 2 and 3 per cent, goes to the federal government for administrative expense. Iowa's tax payments will be placed into a pooled fund out of which any and all benefits will be paid. Separate employers' accounts will be set up, however, so that when employers build up a sufficient rate their tax will be reduced to the 10 per cent going to the federal government. The act as passed provides for maximum benefits of S15 a week for 15 weeks, with minimum ben- eiifs of S3 a week for the same \ period. i It also sets up a separate state unemployment commis.sion of five member;; to be appointed by the governor. Frank "Kokomo" Jones Dies at Marshalltown FRANK "KOKOMO" JONES CHINA'S HOPES OF PEACE WANE U. S. Hastens Efforts to Evacuate Citizens From Shensi Province. Oldest Enlisted Man in A. E. F. Served in Spanish War. '" MARSHALLTOWN, (£>)—Frank '•Kokcmo" Jones, oldest enlisted man in the American expeditionary forces in France, died at the Iowa Soldiers home here Thursday afternoon of influenza. Jones, 76, was we'd known to Iowa war veterans because of long service with the 168th infantry. He served in Company K Fifty- first Iowa infantry, in the Spanish American war, on the Mexican border in 1915 and was a cook in the same company of the regiment, then known as the 168th infantry, in France. He has a son in Council Bluffs who served in the same company with his father in the war with Germany. "Kokomo" was the oldest veteran of the World war in Iowa, He had a letter from Major * General Charles P. Summeral certifying that he was the oldest enlisted man in the A. E. F. Here were only battlefields i strewn with hundreds of bodies. Here were only wrecked buildings in beautiful Madrid's squares. Peace on earth was not for Madrilenos. Their war leaders issued Dec. 24 commands for the troops on the tront to fight off any Christian sentimentalism which might cause them to relax NANKING, (.-P)—China's hopes ' efforts to kill off their countrymen for a speedy end to Marshal Chans Hsueh-Liang's rebellion varied Thursday as the United States hastened efforts to evacuate Americans from embattled Shensi province. Worried by growing reports that additional provinces had rallied to the standard of Marshal Chang, Col. Joseph W. Stilwell, U. S. military attache at Pciping, left for the interior. He hoped to penetrate as far west as Sianfu, capital of Shensi, where the rebellious marshal held Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, premier of China, Wife With Premier. With the premier were his wife, the American-educated Mei-Lins Soong, and her brother, Dr. T. V. Soong, endeavoring to treat personally for their relative's release. Colonel Stilwell planned to go first to Loyang, Honan province, to arrange for rescue of the Americans through the punitive expedition sent to Chiang's aid. Most concern was felt for Americans farther to the interior in Kansu and' northern Shensi province where the rebellion to force war on Japan was reported to have spread through communist uprisings. An additional plot to swing north China to the rebellion was reported to have been halted when Chang Shueh-Cheng, brother of the mutinous leader, was arrested at Tientsin and charged with inciting revolt in sympathy with Marshal Chang's coup at Si- anfu Dec. 12. Another Brother, Missinjr. Another brother of Chang has disappeared in reported fear of an attack on his life by friends of Chiang Kai-Shek. A plea for a three day armistice has been the only word from Marshal Chang's headquarters since the arrival of Mme. Chiang. The armistice, granted by the nationalist government, will expire on Christmas day. While the nationalist army halted its drive on Sianfu. Marshal Chang was reported to be steadily increasing his strength. The total of the rebel army was expected shortly to reach 150,000 with several of the marshal's divisions in Kansu and Ninghsia marching to the relief of their comrades, virtually blocked from aid to the east. All Festivities Canceled. It was a gloomy Christmas for the capital. All festivities have been cancelled and funds for the celebration diverted to charity. Military control closed all places of amusement and drove pedestrians indoors after darkness. No automobiles were permitted on the streets save those on government service. Confirmation of the first known foreign death in the uprising was received by the German embassy when it learned a German dentist, Herbert Wunsch, was slain at Sianfu Dec. 13. His body was found in the street with five bullets in it. insisting on a different form of government. Shell Center of City. Fascist insurgents shelled the center of Madrid again and their warplanes bombed the government positions m Romanillos, Las Rozas and Majadahonda, north and south of the e^corial road which is northwest of Madrid. In Somo Sierra and the Guadalajara regions opposing artillery batteries hammered away at each other all morning. The government's day before Christmas proclamation was that its men launched a counter--atlF.ek and advanced six miles in the Boadilla sector, carrying off a number of rifles, machine guns, and ammunition as their prizes. l,ook at Wreckage. The streets and boulevards of Madrid, once thronged at this time of year with gay crowds of Christmas shoppers, Thursday were traversed by listless people looking at the wreckage of familiar buildings. Madrilenos could not find one store with a Christmas display in its windows. Whisky and English tea were about the only commodities of which grocery stores had enough to meet demands. Cafes and restaurants where thousands of Madrilenos v.sed to reserve Christmas tables weeks in advance will'close their shrapnel- splintered doors at the regular curfew hour early Christmas eve. HUEBSCH PUTS UP $5,000 BOND Former Fort Dodge Police Chief to Be Arraigned Early in 1937. FORT DODGE, (/P)—James J. Huebsch, former Fort Dodge chief of police, indicted by a special Webster county grand jury Wednesday on two counts, embezzlement and making a false return, furnished $5,000 bond shortly after his indictment and his arraignment is expected early in the new year. The civi) service board set Jan. 4 as the date for the hearing on Huebsch's appeal for reinstatement to the police department. Three recommendations made by the grand jury after its investigation of police conditions in Fort Dodge provided for investigation of alleged "third degree" methods used by police officials and punishment of the officers if the charges arc substantiated; restoration of pay cuts made several years ago on the ground that low ftaliirics "invite gr.aft and corruption," and punishment of police officers if any are found to have had. any "guilty knowledge" of the alleged pinball transactions. ROOSEVELT HAS HEAVY PROGRAM President Advances Part of j His Annual Reading of Dickens' Story. WASHINGTON, (JP)— The white house holiday program was so full Thursday that President Roosevelt ha'd to advance part of the family's traditional Christmas eve reading of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." He read an installment of the oft told story about Tiny Tim and Old Scrooge Wednesday night, while children and adults listened carefully. The gayety of a big house full of young people was marred by word that Franklin, Jr., ill in,:i Boston hospital, would be unable to come home for Christmas. His sister, Anna, Mrs. John Boettger, will be the only other missing member of the four-generation family. She and her husband have jusi. moved to Seattle. Hound of Activities. Climaxing with the dedication i of the capital's community Christmas tree by the president late in the afte:;noon, the day was filled with a busy-round of holiday activities for both Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt. The 'first lady agreed to aid in distributing baskets during the morning to 1,700 needy children at a downtown theater and at a Salvation Army party early in the afternoon. Mr. Roosevelt called his secretaries, clerks and stenographers to his office at 11 a. m., for their annual gifts. The ^aids, butlers, cooks and police guards of the white house were invited to the east room, where a giant white tree hung with icicles stood, for their party just before sundown. Greetings to Nation. After lighting the community Christmas'tree ii. Lafayette park, across the street from the executive mansion, the president was to give his yuletide greetings to the nation ,at 4 p. m.. central standard time. There was bustle backstairs in the white house too, as cooks began preparations for the big dinner at 6:30 p. m., on Christmas day. • A .38 pound turkey will be stuffed with chestnut dressing and garnished with tiny sausages. The menu built around this festive bird includes saltines, calf's head soup, celery and olives, cauliflower and beans, candied swept potatoes, cranberry sauce, fresh pineapple salad, plum pudding with hard sauce, eggnog ice cream and coffee and cakes. From All Over World. Heaped among the poinsettias and evergreens decorating'the executive mansion are presents from all over the world, including z large mother of pearl luncheon set given by Quintin Paredes, resident commissioner of the Philippines. The white house Christmas, like that in many American homes, will open with the dash of wide awake youngsters to rouse their sleeping elders. All will gather in the president's chamber to open their bulging stockings. The family will go to church at 10 a. m., and the adults will receive their gifts in the afternoon. Des Moines Man Is Injured in Stove Explosion and Fire DES MOINES, (JP) — John Learning, 37, was injured in a gasoline stove explosion and fire which destroyed the home of his Uncle Jesse Logsdon here early Thursday morning. The explosion flattened all four walls of the house and threw Learning through the kitchen wall. Learning, taken to a hospital in a dazed condition, said "I lit a match to start a fire and that's all I remember." The explosion shattered windows in the immediate vicinity. Slight damage We,;; caused by fire in a house next to Logsdon. Hospital physicians said that Learning was not seriously hurt. Pleads Not Guilty. OTTUMWA. M 3 )—Frank Wagner, 38, pleaded innocent to a statutory rape charge brought by a 16 year old girl. WOMAN IN JAIL REVEALS STORY Mrs. Tegtmeyer Says She Sewed $25,000 Into Coat Lining. CHICAGO, (JP)— Mrs. Daisy Tegtmeyer. 52, formerly of Burlington, Iowa, the "forgotten woman" of the Cook county jail, broke a three and one-half year silence Thursday to tell what she had done with the $30,000 estate of her late father-in-law. "I sewed $25,000 in the lining of a heavy wintev coat," she told Circuit Judge Cornelius J. Harrington in her twenty-second attempt to be freed of contempt of court, for which she went to jail in July, 1933. "But a few days ago a friend told me my apartment had been robbed and I'm afraid the money is gone." She asked for a chance to visit her home to investigate. "If -he coat's there I'll turn over vhe money now." she said. "I'm rea'ly tired of jail," Says It's Gone. Judge Harrington agreed to allow her to go to the apartment in the custody of a policewoman, and deputy sheriff. There shs rummaged through closets and among wearing apparel. Finally she said, "it's gone." The other $5,000, she said, she put into speculative gold mining stocks anc losv it. "I decided to be smart with the remaining S25.000." she asserted. "So I sewed it in the coat to keep it until we got out of the depression. The coat was in my apartment when I was taken to court in 1933, I didn't expect to be gone more than an hour so didn't even close the windows." Accounting: Demanded. Mrs. Tegtmeyer was sent to jail by Circuit Judge Hugo Friend, who ordered she be held until she told what she had done with the estate of Henry Tegtmeyer. father of her husband, Edward, who died after the money was entrusted to him. Relatives of her husband had demanded an accounting. For more than three years she had steadfastly refused to disclose what she did with the money, saying on each occasion "it's nobody's business." Mrs. Tegtmeyer was taken back to her cell"in the jail. Her hearing before Judge Harrington will be resumed Thursday. OFFICIAL SEES "ARMED TRUCE" Union Leader Comments on Agreement That Ended Detroit Strike. DETROIT, (.?)—Walter Reuthei, a union official, said Thursday that the agreement ending a strike at the Kelsey-Hayes Wheel company's two Detroit plants "is an armed truce." V Two thousand members of the United Automobile Workers of America accepted Wednesday night the management's proposal to return to work. Operations will be resumed Monday, just two weeks after the strike began. "This is an armed truce," said Reuther, president of the local union. "It is not a settlement, but it is a victory for the United Automobile Workers." George W. Kennedy, president of Kelsey-Hayes. said the company had met all of the union's demands when he announced the proposal. He said the firm would establish an hourly minimum wage of 75 cents, pledged that there would be no discrimination against &ny_em- ploye, and promised later adjustment of wages for workers already receiving more than 75 cents an hour and also the question of overtime rates. 150 Silver Dollars Given to Newsboys DES MOINES. (/P)—During the ^ 30 years Louis Siegel sold newspapers, a customer always gave him a silver dollar the day before Christmas. "If I'm ever successful enough I'll do the same thing,'' Siegel said. Thursday he distributed 150 silver dollars to all newsboys in downtown Des Moines. Siegel now owns a lunch room. RADIO PROGRAM STATION WOI—AMES FRIDAY. DEC. IS r,ileru Cnri.stmas Day. SATURDAY. DEC. 2fi 8:0(1 p.m.—The Music Shop. 10:uO a.m.—Congress of Parents a n d Teachers. 11:15 a.m.—The Educa^t-ial Forum. 11:50 p.m.—State Police Bulletins. 12:00 noon —Tin? Extension Hour. MERRY CHRISTMAS, FOLKS And may GOOD HEALTH, HAPPINESS and FORTUNE be by your side oil through the coming year. Princess Cafe 112 NORTH FEDERAL AVE. ^ I r —^ I I Baffled Searchers Look to Air in Hunt i for Crash Victims ! SPOKANE, Wash., (/P)—Baffled , ground searchers looked to the air | Thursday in their hunt for nine | persons in two wrecked Western I Air transports, all believed dead. ! One party gave up its search in | falling snow for the Northwest I Airlines plane, wrecked last Friday with two pilots aboard in north Idaho, but a second group of snowshoes waited on mile high Cemetery ridge for an airplane observer's aid in leading them to the wreck scene. The other search, in its 10th day. was in the rugged southwestern sector of Otah. for a Western Air express .'transport w h i c h dropped from sight with seven aboard. -.-,- . ' 1 SPAIN COUNTS ITS WAR TOLL Religious Leaders Plead for End of Slaughter on Christmas Eve. MADRID, (JP) —Death, blood and nationwide misery wfere the Christmas presents forced on Spain Thursday by the grim gods of war. While all other Christian lands throughout the world were thanking God for the blessings of peace, grieving Spain counted her dead, her maimed, and her starving inhabitants. Religious leaders, including the aged and ill Pope Pius XI in Rome, pleaded for an end to the brother-against-brother slaughter in a land once known lor its carefree contentment. Their pleas were answered by the exhortations of ,war leaders to kill the enemy and get peace by force. Church Bells Peal. Church bells all over the world pealed the joy of Christians on the anniversary eve of the birth of the greatest pacifist; shot, shell and shrapnel were Spain's echoes. Car Crashes Pole. CLINTON, (jP)—Charles Binz, 29, suffered a crushed chest and head injuries when his car skidded on a curve and crashed into a telephone pole. His condition is critical. AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "I don't hold it against a candidate if he ain't a good orator. The fellow that sold Pa that worthless stock was the most eloquent and convincin' talker I ever heard." READY-TO-WEAR SECOND FLOOR AFTER CHRISTMAS DRASTIC REDUCTIONS SUITS DRESSES COATS COWNS MILLINERY FURS ALL NOW REDUCED FAR BELOW COST-CLEARING RACKS FOR NEW STOCK

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