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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 0 I c f lr DCS I HES I A VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND CNITED PRESS POLI LEASED FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 8 MAfON CITY MIGHT WOT THIS PAPEft CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 1 UP TWO SECTIONS REDS BEGIN BLOCKADE OF FINLAND Chinese Cant Be Conquered By CHARLES P STEIVART Central Press Columnist THESE CHINESE translate thus Mr Charles P Stewart Na t i o n a 1 Press Club 14th and ATI F streets Wash 2 ington D 0 Jtif U S A 4 4p x letter by Y F Lieu Chinese diplo matic in bassadoiC T signed and Wang who home SB Si DTC sasgiira counter attacks on the Arctic 4pq t 1 mainland opposite Britains col ony of Hongkong on an island offshore To Dr Lieu I wrote on July 5 He answered promptly and I just got his goes to show how rapidly mail travels between here and the Orient However the doctor was tour ing the Chinese interior which delayed him a few days Never theless he picked up a lot of facts Japan he says in the long run doesnt stand a Chinamans chance on the mainland and is threatened with a speedy revolu tion at home Linguistic Difficulties I cant diagnose Dr Lieus ad dress to me Occidentals tend to classify Chi nese names according to sound For instance theres a northern Chinese river generally known as the Hoankho Theres a river off Shanghai known as the Whang poo or according to taste the IVhangpu To Chinese ears Hoang and Whang sound the same way Western geographers happened to hit on a variation Theres only one term that I can make Chinese sense out of In Chinese this meansa man dt And this means a woman hentrack that And heres a means a roof Now combine some of these hentracks into one word in this fashion Two women under one roof What do you suppose that combi nation means in one word in Chi nese Trouble Japans Chances China says Dr Lieu bi is too and too hostile for Japan to conquer and keep conquered It can win in spots but as soon as it proceeds lo conquer a new spot it loses the last one Its like a ship he explains that cuts through the water but in its wake the water closes in behind it Its a fact The Chinese have been licked repeatedly But every time theyve been licked the vic tors have been assimilated into China But this time asserts Dr Lieu the Japs have bitten off more than they can masticate China he as serts is getting stronger and Japan is getting weaker at home for economic reasons Economics he maintains dont so much af fect China because its so much more primitive Suppose proposes the doc the United States had Mexico to lipY squelch It could do it But it to would take 1000000 troops KEEP it squelched It wouldnt be worth while to police it Well how are a few million Japanese to police 400000 000 Chinese U would wreck the mikados empire Its beginning to do it al ready Visitors Barred From Certain Arsenal Areas ROCK ISLAND 111 regulations barring all visitors unless specifically authorized from the industrial and storage areas oC Rock Island arsenal have been announced by Col Norman F Ramsey arsenal commandant The new rules have been adopted to prevent possible sabotage and better to guard military secrets during this period of greater ac tivity it was said FINNS APPEAL No Empty TO WORLD WILL League of Nations to Hear Charges Against Soviet of Aggression By UNITED PRESS Europes warring nations make an important appeal to world opinion Saturday when the league of nations hears Finlands charges of aggression by soviet Russia In the air on the seas and on the battlefronls the war goes on The Red army advised neutrals that a blockade of the Finnish coast was being inaugurated while at the de Although the Russians claimed they were within 19 miles of the important town of Viborsr in the south the Finns were still holding their main defensive lines in that area and in the far north their whiteclad and ffhostlikc troops were re ported to have thrown the Red army back several miles by a surprise attack in the Petsamo region On the western front too the war went on with suddenly in creased tempo German bombing planes were reported turned back in a flight toward Paris French troops on the MoselleRhine front started wider operations Paris dispatches said in retaliation for about 80 nazi raids in the last 48 hours Polish guerilla bands were re ported opcratine in the Carpa thians on a scale that prompted Germany to send around 80000 men to clean up those areas V V But for the moment the politi cal front in Europe brought into action and on to the world stage through the suddenly restored ma chinery of the league of nations probably was more important than the fighting fronts One reason is that the British and French apparently have decided to rally world opinion against the Soviets tactics and with Germany Italy and Japan abandoning the league and Russia threatening to follow they may expect to dominate the Geneva sessions Funds for Painting White House Asked WASHINGTON appropriations committee lias re ceived a request for funds to paint the white house Looks like the e administration is expecting a new r sure ticy jiV occupant theorized one rcpub lican member A new paint job is customary under such circum stances isnt it The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday somewhat warmer Friday nijjht and in east and south portions Saturday MINNESOTA Fair some what warmer except in extreme sotithnest portion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy warmer in southeast and extreme cast portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday night At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precip 45 Ifl 21 37 32 Parent Edci esters MonroeWashiDloii eatlon group U S Mujic Molherj In addition lo S3 previously listed IUD NEW TOTAI SII1C NCLUDED in this latest list of donors to the Christmas Cheer Fund was a crumpled one dollar bill and a sheet of paper bearing the initials H F B Above the initials was a bit of verse titled No Emp ty S t o c k i ngs Here Below it isnt EotBut Whether the poem has literary merit we wouldnt know Well leave that to the literary critics Fund Head Tells Accomplishments A complete report of the Christmas cheer fund and what accomplishes given by Miss Doris Bruce executive secre tary of the Social Welfare league and supervisor of the fund in an address over KGLO will be found on page 11 But that it tells the story of this venture in he Yule spirit known as the Christmas Cheer Fund is not to be doubted Here it is Just look at that empty stocking And the cricks tn tht vajl il think it I3uer shock That they ivere there at all jay Isnt I knouit could Mison Cily Oh No Just a look iou loa need not E0 very lou irould onen jour efts Sec thinjs just as they arc Lets not force t them this year J r with warm clothes From he lops ol Iheir heads r heir toes Plenty of meal potatoes and slutr Then to il all lvith noirt forsel any Rirls or hovs put in your dimes your i small and il our call Not in material I no But what ivr Set in ret any heart If you have been this warm gctvt 135 year which is certainly very ac ceptable Send your contributions to Christmas Cheer Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COPENHAGEN Sovi et Russia declares blockade of Finland army reports advances into Fin land ROM grand council waiis Russia indi rectly to stay out of Bal kans reaffirms military al liance with Germany pope prays for peace P A R I con demns Russias invasion of Finland second line forti fications completed LONDON German fly ers active off east coast during night council approves 1940 budget ex penditures increased S257 000000 DISCUSS JOBS FOR US SHIPS Kennedy and Roosevelt Consider Possibility of Boats Services WASHINGTON Roosevelt and Joseph P Kennedy ambassador to Great Britain dis cussed Friday the possibility of putting idle American ships on trade routes abandoned by Eu ropes belligerents The president said at his press conference that Kennedy would continue exploring the possibility with the maritime commission of which he formerly was chairman Mr Roosevelt said that some progress was being made in find ing employment for ships which were tied up as a result of the neutrality acts shipping restric tions Having arrived at the white house earlier to give the president n first hand account of European war developments Kennedy at tended the press conference Before going in to see Mr Roosevelt Kennedy told reporters he believed there was no other man no matter how brilliant or earnest who was ready for the duties of the presidency German Immigrant Leaves Farm or Equal to Each of 12 Children NORWAY Iowa Charles Schulte 86 a German immigrant who settled as a pioneer threequarters of left each of his farm or its equivalent in here U S PROTESTS BLOCKADE PUT UP BY ENGLAND State Department Says Action Is Breach of International Law WASHINGTON united States formally reserving all its rights to recover on dam ages which it may suffer as a re sult of Britains blockade Ger man exports Friday called the blockade a breach of the princi ples of international law In a formal note to Great Britain made public by the state department the American govern ment said it was under the neces sity of requesting that measures adopted by the British govern ment shall not cause interfer ence with the legitimate trade of its national and of reserving meanwhile all its rights and the rights of its nationals whenever and to the extent that they may be infringed Britain put into effect Mon day a virtual blockade against German exports coming out through neutral countries and destined for overseas consum ers V The state department told Britain Quite apart from the principles of international law thus involved the maintenance of the integrity of which can not he too strongly emphasized at this time when a tendency toward dis respect for law in international relations is threatening the secu rity of peace loving nations there are practical reasons which move D32L government to take notice of the order in council here in ques reasons were British Plane Sinks Nazi Sub by Using Bombs LONDON British plane sank a German submarine with bombs Friday morning the air ministry announced The announcement said that one bomb struck the submarine amidships a yard to the starboard of the conning tower The submarine began to sink Then a second bomb fell directly above her as she floundered part ly submerged For some time after the sub marine disappeared oil and bub bles were seen rising to the sur face the announcement said 5 DIE IN GAR TRAIN ACCIDENT Pennsylvania Victims Were Homeward Bound From Prayer Meeting McDONALD Pa ward bound from a prayer meet ing five persons died in a train automobile collision near here Thursday night Mrs Charles Dickinfoa GO Mrs rash from engaging in Lewis 78 and two year old mrHv west coast of Charles A Hainaut Jr all of Me rnday Enrnnp 73nTnan TMit 1VIL tion Tiicse practical listed as 1 In many cases orders fe goods of German origin have been placed by Americans for which they already have made pay ment in whole or in part or have otherwise obligated themselves 2 In other cases goods pur chased from Germany or which might be purchased c a n n o t readily if at all be duplicated in other markets and are needed by American purchasers for carrying on their legitimate trade indus try and professions The state de partment was here referring to such items as fine precision in struments The department also told the British foreign office that lilt British order if applied lifer ally would subject American vessels to diversion to British ports if they are found to be carrying goods of German origin or German ownership regardless of he place of ladingof such goofis or the place of destina tion and regardless of the own ership of the goods at the time that the vessel is intercepted V Britains attention was called to the combat area order under the neari Jdu tTtiUIl QI HIS JZ CllUOrCIl 3 cfit f yif IJlUiJiaK If you have been a regular farm or its equivalent in cash comrnpiw nn th enSagInS in Lewis 78 and two year old contributor to the cheer fund re who died last Monday EuToT between LT Charles A Hainaut Jr all of Mc member that an increase of your was buried Thursday Bescides the and he northernf uarTof T kUled gift over that of last year is al home place he accumulated suffi anad said HaTaut 26 mother today an land each Scation to ded m e Music Mother3 ot hls Slx a and each of American vessels or Spir last his six daughters the cash equiva ul ulcn targoes wnose wne and son wci grounds of breach of blockade was the only occupant of i hardly arise mobile to survive the era Road Chief Ousted Again For the second me since W t Miller was dismissed as chairman of the Gcorm ugluvay board by Gov E D Rivers he was ejecM forcbly from his office in Atlantatins time feet first Miller cen his son W i Miller Jr and his brother T E Miller sSamhr V Sh rine benealh at rieht are showj in a wild scramble on the floor with Rivers representatives r ibc later Dr Charles A Hainnut Wlf and son 43 Missing After German Liner Is Hit by Torpedo LONDON JP Fortythree members of the crew of the royal mail cargo liner Navasota 8793 ons were reported missing Fri day night after the vessel was torpedoed in the Atlantic First reports said 43 survivors had been landed The big ship sank within eight minutes after being hit There no immediate indi cation of where in the Atlantic she went down BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS OLDEST WOMAN DIES HUMBOLDT pcr viecs were being planned for Mrs Sarah Kent 96 who died Thurs ary night Humboldfs oldest wom an Mrs Kent once sans before Gen U S Grant at a peace jubi lee in Boston when she was a girl Mason City Winter Scene K LOOK INSIDE FOR NEUTRAL BOATS IN BALTIC ARE STARTINGAWAY Ships Are Given Until Saturday Noon to Leave Danger Zone COPENHAGEN e u t ral ships in the Baltic hastily began leaving waters adjacent to Fin land Friday as a result Soviet Russias announcement of a block ade ol Finland They will have until noon Saturday to leave the blockaded zone After that Russia will de clare the waters dangerous for shipping The new Russian weapon sup plementing attacks on Finnish soil by land air and sea was dis closed Thursday night when the Danish ministry of commerce an nounced it had been notified by Moscow of the blockade effective at noon Friday The Scandinavian governments have not adopted an official posi tion regarding the blockade Official circles here however pointed out that the soviet gov ernment was within its rights un der international law in declaring But whether it would be effec tive was another question Both Finland and Sweden have mine approaches to the Gulf of Bothnia Ihe east shore of which is Finnish and doubt was expressed here that any soviet warships would be able to enter it In such an event observers said traffic could continue across the suit between Sweden and Finland unless the red air force could en force the blockade in those waters with effective bombing Stockholm newspapers reported the declaration of the blockade without comment The consensus in diplomatic quarters was that the neutral Scandinavian states simply would take cognizance of the blockade leaving it up to shippers to decide lor themselves whether to run the risk involved in defying it The fact that Russia has not declared war against Finland is not involved in the situation ac cordingr to juridical experts here They said that a state of war existed nevertheless and that if Russias navy could maintain a cordon of warships off Finlands coast he blockade would be re garded as valid In international law blockades to be binding must be effective blockading power must be able to enforce its declaration for its blockade to be recognized New activity of the red fleet in Finnish waters was indicated I Thursday by reports that the Ger man steamer Oliva arriving at the Finnish port of Mantyluoto had been fired on by a Russian subma rine Tuesday Russian warships bombarded Finlands southern coast Thurs day it was said at Helsinki but were hetd off at undisclosed points by Finnish coast defense bat teries DIEGO RIVERA Asserts Reds Nazis Have Base in Mexico PAGE 2 North Iowa Counties in Paralysis Drive Green Bay Favored in National Pro Playoff PAGE 9 Rear Admiral Meyers Formerly of Iowa Dies Aboard Flagship SAN PEDRO Cal will be in Arlington National cemetery in Washington for Rear Admiral George Julian Meyers 58 commander base force United States fleet who died of a heart attack Thursday aboard his flag ship off San Pedro Admiral PAPEN ARRIVES AT ISTANBUL Turkish Press Still Attacks Propaganda Efforts of Germany ISTANBUL Turkey Von Papen German ambassador who has been bitterly criticized by the Turkish press arrived here unexpectedly Friday from Ankara causing much speculation as to the significance of his movement It was reported that the ambas sador would hold a closed meeting Saturday of the German colony here The entire press of the country redoubled its attacks on German propaganda in Turkey in which von Papen Adolf Hitlers diplo matic troubleshooter has had a directing hand Work Is Found for 764 Jobless lowans DES MOINES un employment compensation officials took 64 unemployed persons un i C S Wis gradua l lbCrC widow and a Min of Long Beach Cal survive way last found work for them Forty four per cent of hose placed in the jobs hadnt even had time to draw compensa tion checks the monthly report showed   

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