The Emporia Gazette from Emporia, Kansas on December 13, 1938 · Page 1
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Emporia, Kansas
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Tuesday, December 13, 1938
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Two TITE EMPORIA DAILY CAZETTT5 P. T. A. Council Meets rvMiivi: of Paront- nsy«v.ía1ions held its reg- roMtlnp M'onduy in Room 17 the ¡Sénior Hijíh «hoo!. Dcvo- openlne 1hí jnwttnff were jrrt ísy ttif KROSAS. Avrnne ParerU- Tetu-rifir fi,«twlfitíon. Plans for founders' day, which will coma in Pfbrii&ry, w*.re discnssfd. \V. M Ri.-ha.rds. BurierltHfndent of schools, ask-Pri ttif council to MT&nEr a uniform maririf-.- of Riving Chriitmas for the school children. pftriie.s have bfeji pldntiid for noon oí Wednesday, December 51. TO GIVE PREt SHOW. Or. Thursday, December 22, the rosrrf ot Muraticm will, as Us Christmas present, give a free pic- turr íhow to The school children Mlsf Del ore Gammon, secretary, read a letter from a member of the State Board of Health regarding plans for u social hygiene program to be held in the spring. Superintendent Richards discussed with the council the problem of changing the date of Parent-Teachers association meetings from the second Tuesday of each month because of the conflict with the Boy Scout meetJnirs. The group decided to ask the Boy Scouts' to make the chsnfe in meeting day. COATS FOR PATROLMEN. The question of the safety patrol boys of each school wearing white raincoats ended with the announcement that the American Legion was to take the responsibility for the rtincoats BE a part of the safety campaign sponsored by the Legion. The meeting closed with a parliamentary law drill, directed by Mrs. C. S. Martin. This afternoon the association sponsored n presentation for the elementary' school children of the two plays, "Why the Chimes Rang," and "30 minutes with Stephen Foster," given by the Lowther Junior High school. These plays were presented for the public Friday evening. Hospital Notes NEWMAN* MEMORIAL COUNTY. New patients in the hospital are Thomas Williams, 413 West Fifth; John Robinson, of Rending, and Mrs. Lawrence Herman, of Wichita. Patients who have left the hospital are James Orr, of Yates Center, and Mrs. Jack Hamble, 14 South Ncosho. Classlfleo AQS eei results. Obituary VTILBERT S. HORMEt, HEAD. Wllbert Spencer Hormel, 910 Congress, a retired farmer, died Monday afternoon at 2:50 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Service, 910 Congress. Funeral «rrangcments have not been made. Mr. Horrnel was born March 24. 1857, In Dayton, Ohio. Ho WHS the son of the late Mr. nnd Mrs. Jos] Hormel. Mr Hormel moved to Lyon county in 1903. He married Jennie Wllhelmy on August n. 188-1, In Kearney, Neb. Mrs. Hormel died February ft. 1936, in Cald\vell. Mr. Hormel hnd been a farmer for about 54 years. He retired about 10 years ngo. Mr. Hormel Is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Clarence M. Stnn- ton and Mrs. Service, of Einporiii, and Mrs. Frank T. Schulte, of Goddard; four sons, Ncisl V. Hormel, of Clennvater; Lee J. Hormel, of Emporia; C. Keith Hormel, of Botholl, Wash., and Floyd Q. Hormel, of Caldwell; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bulls, of Concord la. and Mrs. Lil- lle Amspoker, Dónelas, Wyo,; four brothers" E. Hormel and John Hormel, both of Concordia; Charles Hormel, of Grmul Junction, Colo., and Clarencn Hormel. of Dayton, Ohio, and nine granddaughters, five grandsons, and a great grandchild. WEBB KUNE11AL THURSDAY. Funernl services for Harvey Creal Webu, 114 Wo;;t, who riled Monday afternoon fallowing injuries received In a dynamite blast, will bn held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Roberts-Blue Funeral home. Hcv. Claude G. Large, pastor of tho First Christian church, will conduct the services. Mr. Webb was born May 13, 1800, In St. Clalr, Term. He wns tho son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Webb. Mr. Webb came to Emporla in 1919. He married Alta Courtney on April 21, 1918, In St. Cialr, Tcnu. Mr. Webb Is survived by his wife; three sons, Lonzo, Lecon and Lawrence Webb, of the home; a. Bister, Mrs. Oda Phifer, of Knoxvlllc, Tenn.; n brother, Lee Webb, of Rogersvlllc, Tenn., and a half brother, Charles Webb, of Dayton, Ohio. "Hi, Cift Store"" The right key . . , "77 a flash , . . icith the Swank Stem- Windei ATTRACTIVELY PACKAGED The SWANK Stem- Wi n d er Key Chain, which winds like a watch, rnakes all others old-fashioned. A fine piece of jewelry in every detail, the ring opens when you wind the stem, making it easy to remove, instant- Jy, any key you want. An ideal gift for any man. Come in and see our complete selection of SWANK Aids to Good Grooming ... including al] the latest men's jewelry items, packed for gifts. SHOP FOE MEN HIE LINSEA FUNERAL. Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Ann Llnsca, 410 South Union, who died Saturday, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Sutton- Klnzer Fimoral home. Rev. J. C. Erogan, pastor of the Grace Methodist church, conducted the services. The singers were Orovcr Piper, Lois Crook, Grace McCormlck and Erwin Gile. They were accompanied by Miss Zelda Mae Renfro. The pallbearers were James Swint, Orville Johnson, B. C. Brown, Charles W. Workman. Charles C. Hickerd. and W. C. Obley. Burial was in Maplewood cemetery. CURTIS RITES WEDNESDAY. Special to The Qniettj: Osage City, Dec. 13—Funeral services for Mrs. Ora L. Curtis, 76, who died here Sunday afternoon, will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Curtis was the wife of the Inte Charles H. Curtis, organizer and cashier of the Citizens State bank for 24 years. Mrs. Curtis was well known among the club women of the county and was a prominent church worker. She suffered a stroke 12 years ago since which time she had been an Invalid. She leaves five children, C. J. Curtis, Miss Ruby Curtis. Ronald and Commodore Curtis, ail of Osase City, and Mrs. J. W. Sha- gool, of DunlRp. Burial will be in tho Burllngame cemetery. WELLINGTON LAWYER DIES. Wellington. Dec. 13 (/P)—D. N. Caldwell, believed to be the oldest attorney in Kansas, died today following a 2-weeks sickness. He was SI years old. He came to Wellington in 1871 and was elected first mayor of the city BOOH after Its organization in 1872. He also served as county attorney, city attorney and police Judge. He retired from active practice of law In 1935. Born in Franklin, 111., August 15, 1847, he wns graduated from Illinois Wcsleyan university law school at. Bloomlngton in 1870, and admitted to tho Illinois bar n year later. Survivors Include the widow, a daughter, Mrs. L. L. Shaw of the home, and a son, Dr. J. C. Caldweil of Wellington. Ruth Etting Tells of Post-divorce Gifts Los Angeles, Dec. 13 ifP) —Yellow- hatred Ruth Etting, former singing star of radio, admitted on cross- examination today she accepted a diamond and platinum bracelet from her ex-husband, Martin Sny- dcr, after he telephoned her a death threat. Jerry Giesler, attorney for Snyder, who is on trial for attempting to murder Myrl Alderman, Miss Et- tlng's "boy friend," brought out that Snyder gave her expensive gifts as late ns last July, six months after she claims he threatened her Hie. Miss Etting admitted she had told Snyder she "would rather be dead than life with you," but she denied emphatically she held "a. strong feeling against him." OBJECT TO QUESTIONS. "Do you mean to say you wouldn't want to see him convicted?" shot back Giesler. The court sustained prosecution objections. Giesler re-framed his question. "It" Snyder were to be sent to prison you'd feel safer with Aiderman, would you not?" This question also was stricken out. Giesler atked MJss Etting: "Isn't it a fact the kidnaping charge ai it pertains to you is based on the fact you were required to move from the kitchen to the music room, and nothing else?" "Yes," replied Miss Etting. She E&ld she thought Snyder either was drunk or out of Ms mind when he threatened her by telephone irom New York last January. Turn to the Want Ads belore you buy t. used car,—Adv. Emporia, Kansas, Tuesday, Deceml»«r IS, HUM. AT I'AN'-AMKRICAN CONFKKENCE IN PERU—Secretary of Slate Cordel Hull (center foreground) «•as ¡irrnmpanlcil by a buttery of ticlrgalcs, secretaries and clerks as lie arrived in Lima, Peru, to uttcisd the Hfihtli Fan-American unnfcren re. At tint left is Mrs. Hull and second from the left, first row, is Señora Concha, wife of Dr. Carlos Concha, 1'cruviun foreign minister. MOTHER FACES TRIAL ALONE—Mrs. ¡Mnry Smitlx, charged with her son, Dccastro Earl Mayer, on a charge of murder, sobs frantically as Hie coroner (¡eft) reads her son's farewell message written befof* ¿he strangled himself lo death in jail at Seattle. The stale had completed its case In the trial of (lie mother and son, accused of slaying James Eugene Bassetf, naval civilian employe. 4~H Achievement Party a Success (Continued trom rape One) professional Juggler from Wichita, who recently closed n scnson with the Cole Brothers circus. The added attraction wns well received. PREFER 1'AUTY TO A rambling survey taken by sponsors of the party following the program indicated thnt four out of five boys nnd girls liked this year's Achievement program better than the customary dinner given by the Chamber of Commerce. Following the recognition program for the county champions, honor members and leaders of the 4-H club, the visitors were served hamburgers and coffee. A list 'of the persons honored In the recognition program appears on tin: i''arm Page of Today's Gazette. TALKS ARK BIUKF. Other pnrts of the Achievement program followed closely to the routine of previous Achievement dinners. O. D. Henry, chairman of the C. of C. fnU- and festival committee, presided. In general the speeches and responses were brief. Warren Morris, president of the Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the visitors and re-asstired the vital Interese of the Chamber of Commerce in 4-H club work. The response was fflvcn by Emily Jane Theyc. Sylvia Hunter, stale food preservation champion, gave a resume of the trip she won *.o the International Stock show at Chicago. GTFT FOR MUS. WELCH. Tho visitors presented a coffee table to Mrs. Kenneth Welch, their county leader and home demonstration agent, who retires January 1. Mrs. Welch and County Agent B. L. Mclntosh presented the awards. Tho party "broke up" nbout 11 o'clock. Tlie fine weather nnd good condition of roncis brought out a large per cent of the boys and girls eligible to attend. The Chamber of Commerce members did not do EO well ¡n r: cettinK there. Dr. Burris Jenkins Will Speak Here Dr. Burris Jenkins, pastor of the Community church in Kansas City, Mo., will speak In Emporia Thursday evening at the monthly dinner of the Men's club of the First Congregational church. Dr. Jenkins has been obtained for this meeting by T. F. Marbut, president of the .club. "The event is open to the public," Mr. Marbut said today. "Since so Men's Supper at "Y" A chicken ciiill feed for men members and their friends will be held at the Y. M. C. A. at 6:15 o'clock Wednesday evening in the Y. M. C. A. lobby. Some of the men before supper will piny vollayball. After supper there will be bowling and handball. Tho supper will be followed by a talk by Congressman Ed Rccs, who will tell of some of his experiences In Washington. The chicken chill feed will bo under the supervision of J. R. Williams. Chairman of the program and supper Is William McNutt. "A Cheery Christmas!" Say it with greeting cards made for you. Tho Gazette lias them— ready now. DR. BURUIS .THNKINS. many Emporlnns know Dr. Jenkins and would like to hear him, we have decided to urge everyone interested to attend. This goes for men as well as women. Persons who do not wish to attend the dinner, may como to the dining room at 7:15 o'clock to hear Dr. Jenkins. Those attending the dinner which will be served by the Plymouth Daughters, should make reservations by 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the office of Dr. O. J. Corbett. The dinner will be served at 6:30 o'clock." Finds Death Cell "Confession" False Hobnrt, Okla., Dec. 13 i/rj—Pros- pects a death-cell "confession" might free Walter Phllpot diminished today as a parole board attorney questioned witnesses of the $11,000 Clinton, OWu., bank robbery for which Phllpot, Is serving a 25- year sentence. The attorney, Fred Cunningham, questioned Fred Larue, the former county attorney who obtaind Philpot's conviction as well as a number of witnesses to the crime. Outlaw Ed Davis wrote from a death cell in San Quentln, Cnlif., prison that Philpot wes innocent. Cunningham said the results of his investigation had convinced him that Philpot was guilty and that, he would so report the llndlng lo Die state pardon and parole board. About Town Collections ot News Paragraphs And Advertisements. To Topeka—Mrs. W. K. Carothers drove to Topeka Monday morning for tho day. Accompanying her were Mrs. D. L. Morgan and Mrs. Jason Austin. The group returned to Emporla early Monday evening. Now paying 3% on savings. Em- porla Bldg. &Loan Ass'n., G01 Com!. Week-end Away—Mrs. Iva Ayers spent the week-end in Kansas City with Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Everett. Always Invest in a Federal Insured building anc! loan association. Eureka Building & Loan, 9 West 5th. Ave. Pinochle — Mrs. Myrtle Robinson entertained with a pinochle party at her home Monday evening. High score was won by Miss Kathryn Kemp, and low score by Miss Aletha Crequie. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Engles, Mrs. Opal Mast, Mrs. Wiklred Smith and Misses Aletha Crequie and Kathryn Kemp. Three-hour service on hats cleaned and blocked, Bon Ton Cleaners, phone 130. Guild to Meet — The Episcopal church Women's auxiliary will meet Wednesday with Mrs. C. E. Gray, 017 State. See our rack or S1.49 women's shoes for real bargains. Leon's Sho« Store. Accurate, dependable watches timely for Christmas. C. Mendel, Red X. • Recital—Music students at Emporia State will glve"a recital at'8:15 o'clock tonight in the music hall auditorium for students and townspeople. Damp wash. 16 Ibs. 49c, phone 96, Martin's Laundry. To Newton—Mrs: W. J. Hill and Mrs. Fred Ruggley will attend a dinner and special meeting tonight of the Newton auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans^ in honor of the national president of the organization, Mrs. Anne E. Lockyer, of Ohio. Gifts! Gifts! Dtimm's—You'll find all variety of Chrl3*-;E" gifts such as hassocks, magazine baskets, pottery, boudoir lamps, mirrors, cedar chests, rugs, coffee tables, lounge chairs and card table sets at Dumm's. Postponed—The Rinker box and pic supper, scheduled to be held Thursday night at the Rinker schoolhouse, has been postponed until after Christmas. Christmas Gifts—Beautiful linen handmade handkerchiefs made to order, all colors, phone 2475M. Circle Meets—Members of Garnet circle of the First Methodist church met at the home of Mrs. Harry Wayman Monday evening for a covered dish supper. After the supper, a business meeting was held Mrs. Dale Stout and Mrs. Harry Newton were in charge of the lesson. The members exchanged Christmas gifts. One guest, Miss Maude Jackson, and the following members were present: Mesdames Ruth Harris, Dale Stout, Harry Newton, Harry Wayman, Elizabeth Ellis, and Misses Eva Gunkle, Char lotte Gunkle, Helen Boughton, Vio !et MrMurray, Linnle Suttcn, Haze May, Elizabeth Utting, Esther Price, Clara Bell Ward, Mattlc Spitze and Helen Felton. Pupils in 3 Plays The Junior Gllson players, Roosevelt High, school dramatics organ- zation, presented the annual "night Of plays" for an audience crowding the Little theater at Emporla State college JV.'onday night. The cast or the I'lrst play. "Last Flight Over," Included Mary Jo Kieffer, Rllue Ciuibbuck, Wendell Link, Bob Dewey and Richard Barricord. Miss Mary Mott, student teacher in the speech department, was director. Because sho was with the Oilson ^layers in Kansas City to present 'The Christmas Carol," Velrna Stout, a high school student, an- lounced the play. Christmas evening in Bath, In -he early 18th century, was the ¡fitting for tha "The Beau of Bath," by Constance D'Arcy Mackay, rii- •ected by Miss Margaret Kirby. in he cast were Erwln Newton, Vesper Sheeley and Neysa Koehler. In- ildental music was piayed by Alva Stout. "Thursday Evening," by Chris- :ophor Morley, presented action in a kitchen of a. modern .home. Directing was Miss Marguerite Rice. The cast included Bob Tress'er, Betty Blossom, Betty McDlll and Louise Pruitt. ,, OTHERS HELP. S Miss Kathryn Kayser, of the Em- porla State speech department, was supervising director. Dan Wllhelm. also of the speech faculty, supervised the college stage craft class n staging the plays. Mrs. Iva Derrick was stage manager and Mrs. Dan Wilhelm and Ed Clark assisted with the make up. Other college students assisting In the ^reduction were Jacqueline Dougas, La Von Foster, Maynard Powers, Don Lawton and Bill Ewbank. Other plays are being prepared ;or presentation by the Junior Gilson players, according to Miss Judith Jacobs, sponsor of the club. The club charges admission to royalty plays and manages its own productions, receiving nothing from the activities fund of the high school, Miss Jacobs said.. Gazette Want AQS Get Results! Plane Firms Seek Bomber Contracts Washington, Deer 13 (/?} —Several aircraft manufacturers are working on an improved light and fast bomber for the army which military experts expect to play a part in President Roosevelt's plans to reinforce the air corps. War department officials said today experimental models and bids are to ofe submitted at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, by March 8. Details of the projected new craft are confidential. Specifications were turned over to interested manufacturers more than a year ago. A dozen manufacturers, officials said, are building experimental bombers In the nope of obtaining the contract. Aviation circles heard the craft would cost possibly 5500,000 each. Army officials would say only that they would, cost "from 5100,000 up." Elevator Burns Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 13 (JP¡— Seventy thousand bushels of wheat and corn were burned by a fire which destroyed a grain company elevator, built in the '80s, here today. W. Wood Marshall, president of the Lathrop-MarshaH grain company,' said the loss was between $50,000 and' 575.00 and was covered by insurance. Whit Douglass Sells Stag Barber Shop The Stag barber shop, 604 Commercial, owned and operated in Ern- poria for 28 years by Whit Douglass, has been sold to George Becker, of Kansas City, Mo. Before'moving to its present location, the barber shop was located for 20 years at 605 Commercial. Tlia business deal was closed Monday and Mr. Becker will take over the business after Christmas. Becker now is employed in the smoker's pipe department of the Rothcnbers-Scbloss Cigar company in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Douglass w)H continue operation of the barber shop until Becker comes to Em- porio, to take it over. Tho business transaction also included the beauty, cigar and sporting goods departments in the Stag. "At present, I do not haave any plans for the future," Mr. Douglass said. "The first thing I'm going to do Is rest." Holiness Group To Meet in Barclay The Friends church at Barclay nnd its pastor, Rev. Lee Stevens,will entertain the Lyon County noliiiLss association Wednesday for an all-day meeting. Rev, Ml Davis, Free Methodist pastor at Americus, and president of the group, will be in charge of services. The program will begin at 10:30 o'clock and the sermon will be given by, Rev. H. W. Morgan, pastor of the Emporla First Ohuren of God. Women' of ths Barclay church will servo lunch at noon and services will be resumed at 1:30 o'clock. The fellowship hour, the business meeting and devotionals will be followed by a sermon preached by Rev. Everett Wilson, Emporia Baptist pastor and evangelist. Save the easiest way. Join our Christmas saving Club. Emporia State Bank. Sales Meeting Here .) Seventeen dealers and 35 salesmen of the International Harvester- company met at the Broadview hotel in Emporia Monday night. The territory represented included Osage, Greenwood., Coffey, Chase, Marion ,| anct-Lyon counties. Representatives from the Topeka office of the company included C. H. Wiley, .C. 'H. Neely, D. H. Tudor and L. A, Hanson. A POUCY CHANGE. j Mr. Ntely reported the discussion with the dealers concerned methods of urging farmers in the Emporia territory to use more Ullage tools to encourage diversified farming. Mr. Neely indicated not aa much emphasis Is to be placed on sales of # heavy tractors in this territory. Methods of stabilizing merchandising methods in relation to what the farmer can afford also were presented. Don Hoy't, of Emporla, District representative for the implement ^ company, was In charge of arrangements for the Emporia, meeting. Fire Damage Slight ' A fire which started ¡n an extrac- ¡^ tor at the Rita cleaning plant, 28 South West, about 9:40 o'clock this morning, was extinguished before much damage was done. Firemen " that friction probably ignited the gasoline in the extractor. A few articles of clothing were damaged by ''•' the flames but the loss was covered by Insurance, according to L.'A. Stafford,'one of the operators of the Ritz: establishment. Don Stafford suffered a slight burn on. the face and received 'ttrst > aid treatment from the'firemen. & ROOF FIRE, Firemen extinguished a smaU'roof fire at the home of Alberj; E. Slead, 224 South Merchant, aboi^t 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. 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