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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             MARLON E fl HIST MEU A AR T DEPT OF IOVA V 3 f Ka3 I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MAfON CITY THI IIUOHT XLVI FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 7 1989 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 51 FINNS DENY DEFENSE LINES BROKEN Fish May Announce Candidacy By CJJAKLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist REPRESENTATIVE HAMIL TON FISH of New York hasnt exactly declared his candidacy for the republican presidential nomi nation in 1940 but hes ex pressed a will ingness to con accept a n c e oE his partys leader ship if the G O P really wants a man of his type a World war veteran whos an iso lationist from Hamilton Fish from cooperation with other countries in the promotion of in ternational peace That is to say if drafted he wont try to dodge political con scription Personally I dont believe hell be drafted with much energy It isnt advertised that hes been in vited yet by more than one Ameri can Legion post to declare him self Still even that one was suf ficient to jar a statement out o him This doesnt imply that he was very reluctant Let him ge a bit more encouragement anc maybe hell break right into the campaign How well hed run supposing he 3 nominated is decidedly problematic To proclaim him a formid able dark horse would be to over do his case altogether Nevertheless he has his as well as his disadvantages MacNider Denies Seeking Presidential Post rSis principal disadvantage Aat hes somewhat eccentric Fo instance some years hi launched an anticommunistii congressional investigation simi lar to Representative Martin Dies antiAmerican inquiry today Nobody could blame him for be ing anticommunistic but he gave the impression of looking under the bed for a communist hiding underneath every night when he was about to turn in He exag gerated his quiz in short making it a trifle ridiculous Nor was the time ripe for it as Dies incmisi tion is more or less now Folks poohpoohed him Hes been almost overly a paci fist of late Nobody blames him for that either But its com plained that his pacifism has been so excessive a pacifism as to handicap the Roosevelt adminis trations supposedly more reason able kind Hes extremist all right On the Other Hand On the opposite hand hes as honest as summer days are long He hails from President Roose velts own Hyde Park congres sional district It may favor F D for the white house but it elects and reelects and reelects Ham Fish to the house of representa tives Critics of Hams pacifistic poli cies cant dispute that Ham was a valiant fighter in the World war He has half a dozen decorations for bravery in the field Calling him a pacifist doesnt take The American Legion naturally cant but be back of him Pacifists cant but be back of him either He cant be called AntiAmeri can on account of any foreign rampantly otherwise Hes a liberal republican The rankandfile of the repub lican like about half of the demo crats are on the griddle as Tories Almost Dealer Ham Fish verges on being a pronew dealer Hes on record ns against a G O P reactionary presidential nominee He is well enough known Plenty of senators and covcr nors names are not as familiar to the national electorate as his Hes a football hero as well as a legislator In fact as a griddcr lie was so good he made the Ail American team 51 Hes a likable cuss Where he gets the notion that hes a presidential candidate I dont know GO P SUCCESS IPOCAMPAIGN CHIEF INTEREST Would Do Everything in Power to Change Present Situation Hanford MacNider denied here Thursday that he was launching a drive for the republican nomina tion for president asserting that he never has sought political of fice and is not seeking it now He added however that there Is nothing in the world I would not do fo change the present situation whether it be working in my own township or In any other capacity in which a citizen of my political faith could be called upon to function by his party Ail he is interested iji is the success of the republican party in the election next year he said al though he admitted knowing that some of his friends were openly favoring his candidacy It is true that some of my friends are anxious to create some sentiment in my behalf he ad mitted but I have no knowledge of their progress and have not been taken into their confidence The first he knew of any ac tivity was when he was informed by the GlobeGazette while spending Thanksgiving vacation with his family in the east that MacNider for President head quartershad been established in He was in Wed nesday evening he said but aid not go hear the speech by Thomas E Dewey of New York although he did gel part of it over the radio His visit in Min neapolis was strictly business he asserted 4 Still in Serious Condition Tom Car and Truck Crash Bodies of Mrs Schoepf afid Virgil Sanquist Taken to Forest City He is fo speak before the Execu tives club in Chicago Friday nooi at the invitation of John L Grif fith commissioner of athletics fo the Western conference Big Ten but the talk will be entirely non political he stressed Likewise a talk in Minneripoli Dec 15 before a convention o concrete contractors is strict nonpolitical he saidHe is prcs ident and general manager of th Northwestern States Portland Co ment company of Mason City Colonel MacNider labeled a the following statemen by Washington columnists Pearson and Hobert S Allen Th Taft camp is miffed at Hanfor MaeNider exLegion commands and Hoovers minister to Canada Originally MacNider plumped fo Taft pledging himself at the Lon Island mansion of Trubee David son But now he has the prcsi dential bug himself and is bus boosting his own candidacy He never has announced himsc in favor of Tafts candidacy th Mason Cityan stated and strenu pusly denied that lie is busy boost mg his own candidacy bug But he seems to be getting that STATE PAUK INCREASED DES MOINES Iowa Conservation commission voted to buy 400 acres of timber land ad joining Waubonsie State Park six miles southwest of Sidney Iowa to increase the area of the park from 200 to 600 acres Local hospital authorities re oried practically no change hursday in the condition of four ictims of an automobiletruck rash on the Twelfth street road 5 riles west of Mason City Wednes ay Harry Homrig Mason City stock uyer is in serious condition at the lercy hospital and Mr and Mrs hilds Shoes Are Torn Off by Crash Shoes belonging to four year old Virgil Sanquisf who was killed in the accident unil hats belonging to the Sanquist fam ily were found piled in the bot tom of the death car when it was turned rlghtsidc tip and towed to a garage late Wednes day afternoon The shoes evidently were ripped off he feet of the child by the impact of the accident The Sanquist car is believed to have turned over four or five times before it stopped on its side j N Sanquist and Vern Schoepf ianlontown are in critical condi ion at Park hospital The bodies of Mrs Schoepf and Virgil Sanquist were taken to For est City Wednesday night Mrs Schoepf was killed instantly in the collision and the boy died shortly after Coroner J E McDonald said no nquest would be held and that the deaths were due to an accidental MRS L N SANQUIST 3andit Knocked Out Filling Station Attendant Escapes MINNEAPOLIS Minn Search for the pintsized bandit who escaped after being knocked out by the filling station attend ant whom he shot five times was widened Wednesday The attendant Fred Blabaum was reported in poor condition at General hospital Five bullets had lodged in his arms and legs Blabaum was wounded when he tackled the bandit after turn ing over S35 from the cash regis ter Aided by Harley Kigcr 17 Grand Kapids Minn Biabaum knocked the bandit unconscious and locked him in the filling sta tion washrooms While Blabaum phoned police the robber escaped through a washroom window TULSA WORLD FOUNDER DIES TULSA G Bayne founder of the Tulsa World died at Clinton III friends learned He founded The World in 1905 and sold it in 1913 VIRGIL SANQUIST IS STRUCK OVER HEAD WITH AX Vaugao Is in Hospital and Gonzales in Jail as Result of Fight Joe Gonzales 32 is being he in the city jail here for investiga tion after he had struck Ton Vaugao over the head with an a during an argument at 10 ocloc Wednesday night The men had been drinking and arguing at the home of Joe Gar cia 222 Sixteenth street north west Five witnesses Joe Law rence Joe and Valentino Garcia and Tony Pazo all of 222 Six teenth street northwest witnessed the fight Following the blow that knocked Vaugao to the floor the ax was taken from Gonzalcs and officers were called Witnesses said they did not know what the argument was about Vaugao was taken to the Park hospital where his condition was reported as fair His head injury was caused by the blunt edge of the ax LOOK FOR INSIDE INJURED BY TIMBER TAMA M Higginboth am of Tama was seriously injured here when n large timber weighing approximately a ton rolled on him while he was at work with a con struction crew a mile east of here JOE E BROWN Hurt in Crash But Wants to See Game PAGE 2 Decrease in Highway Fatalities Is Seen STATE PAGE Mason City Teams to Play Double Contest SPORTS PAGE By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS M O S C 0 re ports red army has broken main Finnish defense line on Karelian isthmus HELSINKI 2an Fin nishAmericans arrive to join fiefense forces for eign ministers confer on nonmilitary aid to Finland LONDON raid warningssound on Firth of Forth new shipping losses counted near British Isles Britain arranges for Fin land to gut British planes BERLIN Germans say Netherlands must bar ex ports to England and artil lery activity reported on western front HAMILTON FOR DELAYING DATE OF CONVENTION Declares Many in GOP Want to Wait Until Democrats Have Met WASHINGTON John D M Hamilton of the re publican national committee said Thursday that it would be just plain damn nonsense to have six months interval between the na tional convention date and the 1940 election Hamilton expressed his views on delaying the date for the G O F national convention after tiie semiannual meeting of the national committees ex ecutive committee Republican leaders also expressed general agreement that the convention should be held at a date later than the customary meeting time in June The committee did not take any definite action on the proposec change in the convention date anc Hamilton said he had not decidec when to call a meeting of the ful national committee to set a date for the national convention Hamilton pointed out that In could call a meeting of the fu committee as late as February anc under the national committee rule that four months notice b given the convention could b called as early as midJune Fresiaerit Roosevelt has sug gested that both parties delay holding their nominating con ventions both as an economy measure and to provide a fire cracker start and finish to the campaign Immediately after Ulr Roosevelt made that suggestion Hamilton said that the president was not dictating republican party procedure The committee made unofficu apportionments of state tions to the 1940 convention an announced that the total votes wi be 1000 3 less than the numbe at the 1930 convention and th smallest number in many years Hamilton said that the cxecu tive committee discussed pri posals to hold the national con vention cither late in July or ear August All views were discussed eluding President Roosevelts pro posal but there was no agrecmen least not on the basis that w Mr Roosevelts Hamilton sail At any rate a six monthsdrag lust plain damn nonsense Some committeemen indicate that they wanted nt least fou months to conduct the campaig after the convention Hamilto said that many thought the publicans should have the privi lese of having Iheic convention after the democrats meet This Ls not any attempt to jockey inlp position but 1 think it is only fair for the minority par ty to see whether the party in power is going to reaffirm its position of the last four years lie said Is the idea to wait and sec who the democrats arc going to nominate lie was asked I think its a good idea Ham ilton replied laughing to look into he eye of the fcllmv youre oing to fight Scenes Where War Rages oO SOVIET PLANES DE STROVEDAT AIR6ASE BY FINNISH BOMBERS This Central Press map shows how the embattled Finns car ried the war into Russias own territory with the bombing of Mur mansk Russian air base and the destruction of some GO defending soviet planes by means of small incendiary bombs Meanwhile was announced that Finlands Icmporary capital would be al Vas shown on the map a cily some 250 miles northwest of Hel sinki actual chief city of tile republic Only 14 More Giving Days in Cheer Fund The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday mKlit and Friday colder Thursday night rising temperature Fri day in northcentra and ex treme west portions MINNESOTA Fair Thursday nisrlil anil Friday colder Thurs day night except in extreme northwest portion rising tem perature Friday in west and northcentral portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis Maximum Wednesday 61 Minimum Wednesday nisht 36 At 8 3 m Thursday 33 YEAR AGO maximum 37 Minimum 32 Precip IB Its Fun Its Simple Its Profitable The Chuckle Contest Turn to the WontAd Page Now for Complete Details M SHOPPING DATS LEFT BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS HOVOR KO1I IIKV1OVJS1V asin City Hriinch V S Tt urj High School Music Mothers J D C Cily lason titv Inlicc Auxiliary Lord 1luslihnttom oyal Order ol Moose New ToUi si 4150 ELL there he is Id Santa C a u s himself standing guard over the pile of coins to be raised on strictly volun teer basis by the Good Fel lows of Mason City for insur i n g against E m p t y Stock ings this Christ mas in our community By 3 oclock on the afternoon of Satur urday Dec 23 there are only 14 giving clays left that pile of coins MUST reach the 81500 mark Will it do so That depends on You and YOU and YOU This Fund Story From KGLO The Ktory of the Christmas Cheer last years 728 was expended and what the need is for a like amount this vear be set forth in a KGLO North Iowa Forum talk by Miss Doris Bruce executive secretary of the Social Welfare league anc administrator of this Christina Cheer oclocl Thursday night Be listening won you please the fourteenth year of the Christ mas Cheer Fund Always in the ast it hus reached goal Its carcely likely that vhen the joy of BEING AN MERICAN in this troubled old vorld is in the heart of evcry a year for failure But it is highly important that hose with a wish to give act now ts a job that shouldnt be put off oo long Each gift recorded in the lonor roll is an example and sug gestion to somebody else Thats vliy it can be said that he who jives early gives twice Those in charge of receiving he contributions have expressed hope that by the close of this I vcek there would be a total of 5300 fifth of the Sl 500 objective That would leave wo weeks for the raising of il200 Wouldnt it therefore be a gone j clca for you to sit clown right youre thinking about address YOUR contribu ion to Christinas Cheer Fund Mason City la REPORT POISON GAS BEING USED BY RED FORCES Mannerheim Front Not Cracked Say Army Chiefs in Helsinki HELSINKI Finland ish army headquarters charged hursday that the red army was iring poison gas shells on the astern front and reported Finnish roops fighting back strongly gainst Russian attacks An official communique issued iy army headquarters said that H innish soldiers were poisoned uring an artillery attack north jiike Ladoga Wednesday when Russians allegedly fired artillery hells containing poison gas The soviet offensive has failed io crack Uic main Finnish de fenses known as the Manner heim line officials said ami at many points ihc enemy is still five or ten miles from the out posts of the defense works named for Gen Baron Carl Gustaf von Mannerheim The Mannerheim line has not 2ven been dented let alone being Broken as claimed in Moscow the Finnish officials reported pointing out that the line consists of many fortified positions extending deeply into Finnish territory and that it is not possible to break through in iny given spot by a single thrust The heavy snow and the lakes of southeastern Europe are aiding defense of the main line it was said The lakes and rivers are an integral part of the defenses across the Karelian Isthmus RUSSIANS CLAIM MAIN LINE SMASHED MOSCOW soviet Rus sian army has smashed the main Finnish defense line on the Karel ian isthmus the Leningrad com mand announced Thursday and is thrusting northward The Leningrad communique said soviet troops broke through the main defense line of the Finns along the Vuoksi water system The natural defenses of the Vu oksi water system a chain of lakes and watercourses zignag ging almost across the iamile wide isthmus north of Leningrad had been augmented it is said by pillboxes trenches wire entangle ment tank traps and mines The Finns defended the line with artillery machineguns and automatic rifles PLANES FIGHT ABOVE SCOTLAND British Aircraft Speed Aloft to Intercept Foe Over Firth of Forth LONDON pursuit planes sped aloft to intercept Gci man flyers over tiic Firth of Forth area in Scotland Thursday and were reported to have engaged a number of the enemy craft over the North sea None of the mm planes reached land and there was no bombing on the Firth of Forth strategic inlet on which lie the city of Edinburgh and tiic naval base It was authoritatively reported that in two North sea encounters Wednesday German Dornier fly ing boats were badly damaged One British pilot said of his fight against one of the German flying boats After my third attack climbed 2000 feet and carried out another attack on his tail One long burst was seen to enter around the engines of the plane The pilot said the crippled Ger man craft then sought refuge in low clouds apparently hoping to limp home If tins were rcully the niuin Finnish line itn the Arclinn istli mus and if the Russians actually liavc broken thrimgh the Lenin grad communique marks a vic tory over what in Finland is called lie Manncrhcim line named for Marshal Baron Man nerheim Finnish Eeiieralissimo V A Swedish woman correspondent reported to Stock holm that lie Finns were cxuctini i tremendous price for the iuvas ion of the isthmus She quoted a Finnish com nxmdcr Alexander Mcclblom as saying that the Russian frontline forces there counting airmen numbered at least 100000 with mother 10000 in reserve Helsinki military experts have estimated that about 200000 Russians were engaged in the campaign on all fronts companies advancing in line were mowed down by Fin nish artillery and infantry in thousands the correspondent wrote Many Russians had no leggings only overshoes which were filled with straw and bound with Want Netherlands to Refuse Exports to Britain in Neutrality BEULIN German ROV crnmcnt wili consider the Nether kinds truly neutral only if she should refuse exports to the Brit ish Isles informed sources said Thursday A system by which British con sulir authorities would issue cer tificates of origin it was said be regarded as tantamount to giving comfort to Britain The Netherlands government Wednesday officially denied it had agreed to submit certificates to British uthorities showing the origin of Netherlands exports be fore they leave the country Such a system one source said would be a breach of internation al law and the Netherlands should decline to ship anything to the British Isles in   

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