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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MAJON CITY THI 8RIOHT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU WIRES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 51939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 49 SCANDINAVIANS TO CONFER ON WAR Ideas on Lasting Peace Vary By CHARLES F STEWART Central Press Columnist THE OTHER day Assistant State Secretary George S Messer smith was discussing the kind o peace that the world ought to agree on when its present war or wars for its plural end He seemed to take the posi tion that inter n a t i o n a 1 d i s a r mament Kuhn Sent to Prison on Larceny Charge should do the business Never theless Uncle Sam in whose execu Messersmith t i v e councils Mr Messersmith is prominent is arming defensively to the tune oE millions and billions It isnt un natural in the face of present con ditions but theres a contradiction involved If ALL countries would disarm simultaneously perhaps the trick could be turned If most nations disarm however and a few dont the disarmed folk are left at an obvious disadvantage But suppose they ALL disarm Will that keep em from fighting Pro and Contra In the rather early days alter the last World war Congressman Fred Britten of Illinois was chair man of the American house oE representatives committee on naval affairs He was considered a pretty hardboiled advocate ot a big Yankeefighting fleet Nev ertheless he urged allaround dis j If belligerent TO SERVE TERM FOR THEFT OF FUNDS IN BUND Receives Sentence of to 5 Years in Grand Larceny Case NEW YORK Kurni GermanA m e r i c a n bund leader was sentenced Tuesday to a prison term of from two and a half to five years He was convicted last week of grand larceny of Foresee Nazi Massed Tank Attack use em If they havent got em theyll stay peaceful At the same time then Con gressman George Huddleston of Alabama was not a notable pa cifist A disarmament agree ment he admitted doubtless implies that the people who enter into it mean well But if later n couple of them clash they can clash with carving knives lacking modern ironclads mines and ma chine guns Its the will not to fight that keeps peace not the machinery if theyre otherwise evenly bal anced No nation said Secretary Mes sersmith can afford indefinitely to devote large proportions of its substance to the piling up of ster ile armaments In preWorld war days when I was an American news corres pondent in London I had an inter view with Lord Inchcliff then Britains foremost warship build er Economically speaking he said warship might as well be sunk in the middle of the ocean Insurance is all its good for Insurance Method I lived in San Francisco when it was a pretty tough town I had to get to work in a mid dling mean section about 5 oclock in the morning The street lights were turned off then There was an interval during which stickup men were rampant Having taken your dough their system was to slap you with a piece of gas pipe to keep you quiet while they made their getawa3r I didnt so much mind their rob bery but I disliked the gas pipe Thus when I got off my street car at Ninth and Howard streets I went into Tom Conways saloon for a drink While there unbuttoning my overcoat it was my custom to take my 45Colt and lay it on the bar Subsequently I carried it in my hand to my destination a block and a half away Toms was a reasonably good center for stickups They bothered me though Ive been stuck up when I didn have a gun I never was stuck up when I was prepared Preparedness t1riri fllrHc bund iunds The sentence was imposed on the count of grand larceny in the James D C Murray transaction and on two counts of forgery in that connection Sentence was suspended by Judge James C Wallace on the transaction involving the alleged paymentof the moving expenses of Mrs Virginia Camp the Blond Angel of Kuhns love letters Murray had testified during the trial that he had never received 5500 which Kuhn claimed to have paid him for legal services The other charge of larceny con cerned allegedly given Mrs Camp Thisman is not to be sen tenctd becausebe is a lute rawer If there are thousands of others In this country Judge Wallace said before he pronounced sen tence OVIET RAIDERS RENEW ATTACK BY AIR ON FINNS Continued Landing of Red Troops in Petsamo Region Is Reported KIRKENES Norway At the inrush IP Three oviet Russian bombers raidec salmijaervi and the nearly arei uesday in a renewal aeria perations in the war on Finland The bombers could be seei rom Kiikenes and detonations everberated across the border jut it was not learned immediate y what damage and casualties re ulted Properties oE the Internationa Nickel company Canada lie in he Salmijaervi area At the same time reports of continued Russian landings in the Fetsamo region northern most Finland about 30 miles cast northeast of Salmijacrvi were received Andersons Friends Aid Cheer Fund ROLL OF HONOR Previously Reported Eddie Anderson Friends 1300 Chautauoua Club 250 truce Gilion 100 1 inmanucl Lutheran iadies Aid 500 I V IV W Mason City 100 STRONG STAND TO BACK FINNS IS NOT LIKELY Norwegian Minister Calls Session to Take Up Ominous Situation New Total 59550 OU just know w here con tributions to this Christ mas Cheer OSLO AP Norways never foreign minister Halvdart Kolit Tuesday called a con for Thursday of Scan dinavian foreign ministers to Fund will come discuss the ominous situation from For exgrowjng out of tjle Russian ample whoa IS have guessed Finnish conflict that the 719 wellwishers of issujng invitations to Foreign Eddie Andev1 Ministers Richard Sandier of Sweden and Peter Munch oE Den mark Koht emphasized the earn est Scandinavian desire to rees tablish peace in northern Europe son who fi nanced a giant 1 t e 1 e g r a m to him on the eve ot the Notre Dame game this fall were also contributing to this cause Well they were to the extent of S13 There was a bal ance over the cost of the wire and Wilson Abel who headed up the venture could think of no better investment for of that amount than the Christmas Cheer Fund Some other much appreciated contributions are listed above too This years goal is the same as last year This is the reports said Russian were observed in Pet Any speculation that the three nations might take a stronger stand in support of Finland however was promptly discour aged by a statement of Prime Minister ThovaJd Stauning of Denmark that his nation would maintain neutrality f Diplomats regarded ministers stand as the prime inevitable Amassed German tank attach according to inany military observers may soon take placeon the western frpntSuchian assault U is believed is theonly possible means of achieving break through the Maffiriot Ihie dcfehse Pictured at top is a German tankparktower left are antitank barriers At right is a French tank of the type which would be used in any counterattack Kuhns attorney Peter X Sab batino had contended during the trial that political persecution lay at the bottom of the case The judge denied a defense re quest to suspend sentence I will rely upon your vast store of experience to pass a fitting sen tence Sabbatino said He made no motion to defer ex ecution of sentence pending a pos sible appeal Conviction and sentence auto matically deprive Kuhn of such civil rights as voting holding public office and other priv ileges granted by citizenship These can be restored only by action of the governor after Kuhn has served his sentence His citizenship as such is not revoked Kuhn Germanborn be came a naturalized citizen in 1933 The state contended at Kuhns trial that he altered his records to conceal the disposition of the in the Murray matter Kuhn already had turned over ic bund leadership to an acting uehrer Gerharb Wilhelm Kunze Kunze in an interview said he ould make no changes in the und work and added he would ct as leader only temporarily LOOK INSIDE FOR i I Mantz Nomination for Iowa Simreme Court Justice Considered DBS MOINES dis cussion in political circles here as a possible candidate for a repub lican supreme court justice nom ination is District Judge H J Mantz of Audubqn Three nominations to the state highest tribunal will be made by each party in judicial convention next year Judge Mantz appointed to th bench in 1925 was a member o the Iowa senate from 1S21 to 1D25 and a house member in the tw preceding sessions Kinnick Leaves for N Y to Be Given Heisman Trophy These warships samo fjord Tuesday morning These were believed to be con voying troopships bringing troops from the Russian Arctic garrisons of Alexandrovsk Murmansk and Kola It was reported the Russians first attempted to land at Liina harmari but failed Later they were both sides of the mouth of Petsamo fjord The Finns apparently were unable to prevent this but were believed to be waiting until the invaders reach Petsamo where strong defense positions have been built Petsamo is Finlands chief Arctic port Strong detachments of Finns were moving northward from Rovaniemi toward Petsamo second day of the campaign and since Denmark has a nonaggres the amount realized is slightly sion pact with Germany and thus below that on the second day last would not be likely to take any year when the final total touched action which might depart the 728 slightest from neutrality toward The moral of course is HURRY Up GOOD FELLOWS of MA Kohl s invitation did not men tion Finlands foreign minister Phases of the European con SON CITY Rush your contribution in cur rency or cash to Christmas Cheer Fund Care Mas ofi City Iowa No gift too large none too small IOWA CITY Clarke Kinnick Jr Iowas allAmerican eft halfback and his coach Dr Edward N Anderson left here Tuesday morning for New York where Kinnick will receive the Heisman trophy at the Downtown Athletic club Wednesday night Only a handful of spectators were at the train to see the famous pair off Upon arrival in New York Kinniek wiil be feted and interviewed Tuesday before the final banquet in which he receives the trophy Both men were carrying watches given them by the Midwest Sports Writers association Anderson was carrying his a wrist watch KING GEORGE VI Goes Through Muddy Fields at French Front PAGE 2 is it had to have several more links added to fit his wrist Upon arrival Wednesday Kin nick will be flown from Floyd Bennett airport in a navy trans port plane over Broadway A con voy of 25 other naval planes will accompany the ship he will ride in From Floyd Bennett field he will travel over Broadway to the new North Beach airport where he and Anderson will be re ceived as the first distinguished visitors to arrive at the new port The presentation ceremonies will be carried over a national radio hookup Wednesday night and an interview with Kinnick and Anderson will also broadcast over a national hookup jrqup of Plotters Against Siam King Executed in Bangkok BANGKOK group of alleged plotters against Siams 14 year old King1 Ananda were exe cuted Tuesday They were charged with conspiracy to overthrow the boyking and restore his uncle and predecessor Prajadhipok Numerous arrests nnd the re tirement of more than 50 high army officers on Jan 29 was fol lowed by convening a special court which passed the sentences Prajadhipok abdicated March 2 1935 and Ananda became king with a regency to rule during his minority Lintz to Speak at Meeting in Hampton PAGE 3 Grid Defense Trips Up Offense Survey Shows PAGE 9 SHOPR1NO LEFT Throngs in Rome Cheer for Finland HOME third anti soviet demonstration in four days occurred in Rome as throngs cheered outside the Finnish lega tion They were prevented by troops from gathering before the soviet embassy Texas Steer Receives Grand Champ Title at Livestock Show CHICAGO JP A Hereford steer from Texas Lucky Boy 2nd owned by Mayfield Kothman of Mason was adjudged the grand champion steer of the 40th Inter national livestock show Tuesday It was the first time since 1932 that a Hereford won the most coveted purple ribbon of the show Another Texas Hereford Texas State Fair by Jack Baker of Bluff Dale won the reserve grand championship GETS PLACE TO SLEEP HARTFORD Conn liam H Murray 42 turned in a fire alarm because he didnt have any place to sleep He will for the next 30 days BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS Its Fun Its Simple Its Profitable The Chuckle Contest SUPERSTITIOUS AT DUBUQUE DUBUQUE iP Apparently Dubuque county automobile own ers are a bit superstitious County Treasurer Leo J Meuser said no one has asked for the No 13 li cense plate for 1940 Unconfirmed reports received here said CO Russian planes were destroyed by Finnish fly ers dropping incendiary bombs on the soviet airport at Mur mansk 65 miles southeast of Petsamo Refugees here were a sorrow ful sight Many women had hus bands or sons somewhere on the front and may never see them again There was some talk of emigrating to the United States Japan Promises to Pay for U S Losses TOKIO Japan has prom ised to compensate where justi fied for damage done to American property in China and has agreed to make greater efforts to avoid damage to American property and interests in future it was said au thoritatively Tuesday The gesture was made Monday by Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura foreign min ister in a long talk with Ameri can Ambassador Joseph Clark Grew it was said Turn to the WantAd Page Now for Complete Details The Weather FORECAST IOWA AND MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday with mild tem perature IN MASON CITY tilobeGazette weather statis tics maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precip Snow 55 27 33 36 28 60 Inch inches By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS u s s i a n bombing renewed in Fin land Finns fortify Aaland islands M 0 S C O re fuses participation in league meetings on Finnish arbi tration appeal reports fur ther advances into Finland STOCKHOLM Sweden calls 40000 more men to colors 0 S L minis ters of Denmark and Swed en accept Norwegian invita tion for FinnishRussian peace conference GENEVA League cir cles say Russia must quit league or be kicked out ROME Students cheer Finnish legation third time LONDON Parliament may have secret session on war supplies PARIS Artillery fire enlivens western front Kine Georee visits troops Finnish Airmen Report Attacks on Soviet Port HELSINKI was reported Tuesday to have struck back at soviet Russia by air bommciit bardment of Paldiski the Baltic port which Russia leased from Es tonia for a naval base The reports lacked confirmation however and gave no details Finns had declared that Paldiski was the base for some of the soviet planes which raided Helsinki last week Dispatches from the Norweg ianFinnish frontier told of un confirmed reports that 60 Russian planes had been destroyed by Fin nish flyers dropping incendiary bombs at Murmansk Russias ice free arctic port The border reports also said three soviet planes had raidec Salmijaervi and nearby regions o northern if Finnish hope that aid might be forthcoming from Sweden was in dicated by quick fortification of the Aaland islands which would keep open a sea route between the two nations Helsinkis early winter night closed down after a quiet day which saw no resumption of air attacks on the capital But Finns gloomily expressed fear that sov iet Russia might choose the 21st anniversary oC Finnish indepen dence Wednesday to unleash a new attack from the sky Always observed with solemnity by the Finns the independence anniversary will have added sig nificance as tlie sturdy northern ers fight to preserve their free dom movement ot civilians out of Helsinki to the interior is prac tically complete but workmen slill are hurriedly boarding up I windows and doors AMBASSADORTO CUBA IS DEAD Body of Wright to Be Taken to Washington Probably on Warship HAVANA if J Butler Wright 62 United States ambas sador to Cuba died late Monday night at the AngloAmerican hos pital two days after undergoing an operation for a pancreatic ail Consul General Coert Du Bois announced the body would be sent to Washington Thursday prob ably aboard a United States war ship Funeral services will be held in the national cathedral in Wash igton The ambassadors wife and daughters Edith and Mary were present at the time of death Wright was a career diplomat who had seen wide service in many parts of the world Vaino Tanner or his predecessor Eljas Erkko who now is in Stockholm as charge daffaires When theheads of the northern nations conferred in Sweden last month President Kyosti Kallio of Finland was included with the three Scandinavian kings Kolit pointed out however hat Finlands plight deeply con cerns Scandinavia both because of ourselves and because of Fin land Swedish concern for her own safety was emphasized by addi tional strengthening of her armed forces with a frank reference to partial mobilization a phrase which hitherto has been avoided carefully Tie Danish foreign minister ac cepted immediately and an nounced he would leave Wednes day for Oslo Sandlers acceptance also was reported In convoking the diplomats for talks which may prove a turning point in north country affairs Koht said The Scandinavian governments are gravely concerned over the war into which the Finnish people have been thrown and both be cause of ourselves and because of Finland they wish that peace may be reestablishedas soon as possible The Scandinavian countries therefore must discuss all means to get peace negotiations They assume that this also is c base of Finlands appeal to the ague of nations It is this matter which I had mind when I invited Swedens nd Denmarks foreign ministers i come to Oslo for a conference ith me Meanwhile unofficial organi ations in Scandinavia concerned lemselves with Finlands T BUTLER WRIGHT di A million kronur nearly 5250000 had been collected in Sweden for the preliminary fi nancing of a volunteer corps to aid Finland However it was not yet clear whether volunteer fighters from Sweden Norway and Denmark would be permit ted to leave their countries When such volunteers helped Finland win her independence igainst red forces in 1918 soviet Russia was not a formidable mili ary power Today the U S S might choose to interpret vol unteer action as action of the gov ernments This may be one of the subjects to be taken up by the three Scan dinavian foreign ministers More Swedes Are Called to Anns STOCKHOLM in increasing alarm at the extent ot the soviet Russian incursion into Finland called more troops to the colors Tuesday and for the first time acknowledged partial mob ilization About 40000 men including artillerymen engineers and commissary detachments were ordered into service bringing to about 150000 the number un der against a normal standing force of 20000 The troops arc for wartime   

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