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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1939, Mason City, Iowa H i S r U t If 6 of i r o s NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHISS VVU LEASED WIRfT FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 131939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SPOT A Japanese Voice Pity for Finland By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Our state department voices considerable strictly unofficial sur prise to note that Japans press ex ressesagqodbit of sympathy with Finland in connection with the presen Russo Ftnnisl situation Th Tokio govern ment hasnt saic bu Nippons news papers ant news associa tions are al most outrigh proFinnish STEWART Of course the Japanese though now on com paratively friendly terms with Moscow for years have been either passively hostile toward the Russians or part of the time at open war with them Its a tradi tion which may have something to do with their press attitude at the present juncture Still Tokio cer tainlyhas been generally classified of Jate as a totalitarian not at all likely to have a kindly feeling toward the freedomloving Finns For enlightenment I consulted my friend Masuo Kato Washing ton correspondent of Japans pre mier press agency Domei The explanation said Corre spondent Kato is that Nippon is thoroughly democratic Naturally were sorry to seean unfortunate little democracy overrun by a big despotism badI beetfifajjapanI probably wouldnt have believed this ButIve sojournedthere twice And on both occasions it seemed to e to be a democratic country These visits occurred during peace intervals to be sure Civil authority prevailed and my observation was that it was as democratic as in the United more so High there when a wars on in dividual rights are somewhat en croached on by our militarists In Japan militarisms rule is enor mously exaggerated In peace time though the Jap anese governments as approach able as the personnel of any American department store All 1he visitor needs is to present some reasonable excuse for ah in terview and he gets it and is so ciably listened to Perhaps the ground was broken for me a trifle The American news agency I represented was affiliated with the Nippon Dempo Tsusin Sha Nippon means Japan Dempo means company Great Japanese Telegraph company N D T S Director Mitzunaga bossed this setup and made dates for me N D T S Foreign Editor Eyohusuke Seita attended to them I saw any mogul I wanted to and he was more communicative than any official I ever met in Wash ington Correspondent Kato tells me that Prince Saonji is the greatest demo crat in history I got to him as as easily as I could see a postoffice clerk Military Men Busy Stories are told now about for eigners who are pinched for tak ing photographs of ordinary scenes on streets in Tokio I expect its true the military gang is on the job I sailed from Yokohama to Nagasaki through the Inland sea shooting pictures in every direc tion Nobody found any fault with From wartorn China I carried a 4o7caliber automatic pistol into Japan I declared it It was a new model weapon then and the Jap anese examined it closely for scientific purposes The police did But they passed it without dispute as far as I was concerned Pretty liberal from the Japanese standpoint The Japanese know of course that it didnt mean anything It doesnt now either AH the same the bulk of the Japanese like to have it under stood that theyre democratic Maybe their militarism isnt but THEY are As see Prince Saonji I dont know about the mikado He s a figment implying nothing in as much as the Icing of England But Japan says Correspondent Kato is sureenough democratic He may speak for some genuine basic democracy It theres some of it in the far east its interesting Jo laoy PAPER CONSISTS op TWO ONE NO 55 MISSING IN RED SHIP WRECK Notions No T Athlete Guest of Mason City Expelling of Russia RUSSIA PLANS CRUSHING BLOW Will Hurl Mauy Men Into Figfit as Finns Resistance Irks Reds By LYNN 1IEINZERLING HELSINKI Finnish telegraphic agency circulated a re port Wednesday that soviet Russia 77irked by Finlapds nearly equal to the male popula tion of Finland and perhaps double thenumber of men now engaged on both sides of the he supported by 1000 planes the agency said The major thrust according to the agency is expected in the Karelian isthmus where Finns en trenched by the Mannerheim line have fought off red invaders since the war started 14 days ago The source of the report was not specified Word of the imminent broaden ing of the red campaign followed closely upon a Finnish com munique Tuesday reporting that Finnish troops and planes had smashed a largescale offensive on the Karelian isthmus and Lake Ladoga fronts Apparently the eastern phase of the Russian drive was part of a wide flanking maneuver against the Mannerheim an attempt to round Lake La doga for an assault on the east em part of the strong isthmus defenses The fightirtg appeared to be some of the wars severest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA League of nations committee con demns Russia as Finlands aggressor implies demand for Russian expulsion BUENOS ish investigate reports Brit ish cruiser Achilles sunk near Uruguay by German pocket battleship no con firmation obtained re ceives stream of wounded Russian soldiers soviet forces penetrate 45 miles in central Finland HELSINKI Finns re port Russia massing 1500 000 troops for crushing drive communique says of fensive was repulsed Tues day planes patrol Helgoland base all night to check German minelayers house of com mons has secret session exult over safe arrival of liner Bremen from Russian port outwitting British navy J Kinmck left namea the nations foremost athlete for his H g IOWaS Hawheyes an outstandingly successful WPflnVeaSOn Y3S vhe guest of Lions club at a Wednesday noon luncheon From left to right around the table Howard Knesel president of the club C E Gilnun club 5 f City high sXi coach MasonCifv fart Jrfr ana EM Anderson Mason City father of the University of Iowa coach Dr Eddie An der 1 ft Unity of Feeling Love of Game Aided HawksKinnick Star Player Gives Fullest Gredit to Atfeain that carried to thfe football hei ghtsr by unity of feeling and a love of play earned to the football hei ghts by Iowah ad been beateh by JWichi unity of feeling and a love of play San which was a nearperfect ing the game was the University football team that day It was a of Iowas this past season questionin the minds of both t ii anrT j t Thats the story that appeared through a barrage of questions from Mason City football fans Wednesday afternoon The ques tions were answered by Nile Kin nick Iowas AllAmerican half back the outstanding athlete of 1939 Kinnick gave fullest credit as he spoke before a Mason City Lions club audience to a for mer local athlete Dr Eddie Anderson for the remarkable job of coaching Iowa this fall A man of implicit faith in the ability of his boys to play the game of football and with the greatest confidence in his own ability as a successful teacher is Coach An derson Kinniik said The sort of fellow who says You learn the signals and well run em out of the park That was Kinnick to Speak at Congregational Hall Wednesday Eve AllAmerica Nile Kinnick was m Mason City Wednesday to speak at the First Congrega tional church Trustees jam boree On his schedule were a noon service club appearance his formal talk at the church at 8 P m and a radio broadcast Jim Woods of KGLO was to interview the Iowa ace out standing athlete of the year at p TO on the air Within the seating capacity of the church the meeting Wednes day night will be open o the public A remarkable color film of the IowaIndiana game perhaps the most sensational on the Hawk eye schedule will be shown ahead of the Kinnick talk Kinnicks view the man who to Iowa to lift the Hawk eyes from Big Ten depths into the national football heights The 170pound backfield ace pointed out a fact about his coach that had been unmcn tioned previously in reviews of the Hawkeye season He said that Coach Anderson pitched into the job of building Iowa football fortunes with his heroic handful of men on more or less familiar ground Until his late seasons at Holy Cross Kinnick pointed out Coach Anderson found no wealth of ma terial at any school Used to put ting together a football team from a score or less of players he fitted expertly into the Iowa task The story of the Iowa football season which saw the Hawkeyes finish second in the Big Ten con ference and gain second place in national pollof sports writers rvWiscpnsijji Kinnicksaid had beeh players and fans whether the Hawkeyes were going to bounce back to strength or plunge again intothe depths of a dismal sea son We had our only scrimmage the week after the Michigan game and then went back to our running Kinnick said It was constant running on an uphill practice field that did more to build Iowa physical strength than any other factor this season he Jiad explained Iowa coaches Anderson Jim Hams and Frank Carideo built back the confidence of their team before it went up against Wis consin and the Hawkeyes came past that crucial point with a vic tory Iowa coaches pointed their team toward Notre Dame two weeks away after that win paying Jjttle attention to Purdue Kinnick said aut the Hawkeyes went into the Boilermaker contest filled to the brim with the football enthusiasm smashed Purdue for sustained gams and put up a cracking de fensive battle that resulted in vic Against Notre Dame Iowa found Us bestpoised foe the brilliant young speaker said a team drilled in finesse and one that kept She loivans thinking one mistake and its all over It wasNotre Dame that mane tne mistake as Steve Sftko fumbled while apparently at tempting a lateral pass Looking ahead Kinnick sees a wtiale of a spring practice at Iowa with battles for every posi tion as a husky large freshman squad tries to oust veterans from hardearned positions will lose only four of the uon men on whom it called most this season he said Dick Evans Erwin Prasse Buzz Dean and Kinnick are the departing A much better running attack and a hunt for a passer will be sought in early drills Coach An derson hasnt shown a fourth of his stuff yet on ground maneu vers Kmnick said because of material shortages this fall Kinnick said that Minnesotas it5 most bruising fCVhe faced thii an Iowa team that could fmd a lift in such aa battlecry as Dick Evans raised Those guys are getting tired Lets could go on to win against such an attack Edward M Anderson of Mason City father of Coach Anderson was also a guest at the Wednes day meeting and received the praise of Kinnick for the best pen talks I heard The sincere hand shake and Go get em of the Mason Cityan before Iowa games were strong helps to the Hawkeye star he said IOWA FEELS CHILLY BLASTS California Weather Chased Away in Hurry as Mercury Drops to 12 SOVIET NAMED AGGRESSORFOR WAR ON FINNS Recommend Putting Technical Staff at Disposal of Finland GENEVA league sub committee Thursday unanimously adopted a report in which a de mand for Russias expulsion from the league of nations was implied but not specifically stated The report adopted by the sub committee after hours of wrang ling named Russia as aggressor for her invasion oE Finland and invited all league members to give Finland all possible aid In addition it suggested hat nonmember nations such as the United States might be asked to join in helping Finland if the league of nations council desires DKS MOINES blasts from the north chased Iowas California weather awaj i a hurry Wednesday aver Mason Jcity the lowest reading early Wednesday 12 de grees above zero It was 14 at Iowa Falls Council Bluffs regis tered the high of the last 24 hours 56 above l Mercury readings were expected to be higher Thursday after a minimum of la in the northeast portion Wednesday night Borne by a high wind Tuesday dust Wednesday had settled from most of the Iowa skies WHEAT PRICES SOAR 5 GENTS December Delivery Is I4 Highest Since October 1937 CHICAGO futures soared 5 cents a bushel here Wed nesday in the sharpest advance of grain prices since war broke out in Europe last September The De cember delivery reached 1 at the outset bringing dollar wheat back to the board of trade for the first time since October 1937 and later extended its gains as much as cents to 510214 LOOK INSIDE FOR WILLIAM A KNUDSEN Hits National Labor Relations Measure PAGE 2 Jealousy Motive for Colwell Murder PAGE 3 Cage Doublet Biggest Drawing Card in East PAGE 17 The report now goes to a special nation committee considering e RussianFinnish conflict be fore being submitted to the league assembly and then to the council Approval of the part naming Russia an aggressor and suggest ing aid to Finland seemed certain since only a majority vote of the assembly is necessary Action on expulsion of a member requires a unanimous council vote The sub committee also con demned Russia as a violator of the leaguecovenant and recommeiided of the rlea and financial Fin lands disposal What action the league council which must unanimously approve expulsion of any member would take remained uncertain since one council member China is in debted to Russia for aid against Japan A Jc Russian spokesmen predicted the Soviet union would be ex pellcd within 24 hours Brit ish and French spokesmen went as far as to forecast that a rcso olution calling for such action wouid be sent to the assembly and council if Several steps in league proce dure on the matter remained A British news agency Ex change Telegraph reported a spe cial league committee already had decided to recommend expulsion but that committee scheduled an other meeting to complete draft ing its report Argentina led the way to a showdown on the expulsion of Russia with the threat that she would resign if the Soviet union remained a member Russian Envoy Suddenly Leaves Post in Italy ROME circles said Wednesday night they had learned that the new Russian am bassador to Italy Nicolai Gorel chin left Rome suddenly Tuesday for Moscow without presenting his credentials The Russian ambassador had been in Rome only 15 days Soviet embassy attaches dis claimed all knowledge of a rea son for the sudden recall or when he might return Since the start of the Russian Finnish war there have been 3 series of demonstrations by fas cists mainly students against Russian and in favor of Finland On Dec 2 less than a week after Gorclchin arrived 3000 uni formed fascists stood outside the Russian embassy and jeered Recently reports from Finland said Italy had shipped 30 airplanes to Finland SHOPPING DAYS LEFT BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS Good Will to All7 in Cheer Fund SHIP IN HONOR ROLL PREVIOUSM REPORTED Jercerson P T A Rock Fills Ladles Aid Society express employes Lodrc i02l B or H C Mr afl Mrs n jt Johnson Club Social Mexicans Pat enliarla Home Koom I0 class of Union Veterans Tlirfe U G L Cluh First Coiiircra tlonal church eroun t Cronin Dexter Aux First Nallonal Bank Total AMOUNT NEEDED OOD WILL to ail Men is the message that breathes from every contribu t i o n to the Christmas cheer fund and also is charac teristic of the IOQ 500 500 100 DO 1100 500 300 3110 1075 dispersal ot the havethe opportunity to join in the good will of this fund Dy sending m your donation at once if you have not already done so Listed in the above contribu tions is one club the Social Mexi cans which is to be commended for joining in the spreading of Christmas cheer This particular club feels its ob ligation in perpetuating the Christmas spirit just as numbers of other clubs in Mason City have done or plan to do we hope Handled under the supervision of Miss Doris Bruce secretary of the Social Welfare league the cheer fund is distributed with the greatest possible efficiency and with careful attention to need You can be assured that your do nation will do its greatest possible good m observance ot the spirit of the Master through this fund Many separate groups are shown in the above tabulation of gifts Several members within the groups have made personal donations in addition to joining With groups in some instances Many thanks are extended to double givers Because you have participated in a club those are a thousand times not let that keep you from an indi vidual contribution Gifts from individuals form a substantial part of the total and there is stil a long long way to go before fie goal is reached Send contributions to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City la The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday warmer Thurs day and in west and central Wednesday jiighl MINXESOTA Fair Wednes day night and Thursday warm er Thursday and Wednesday night except in extreme south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatis tics Maximum Tuesday jj Minimum Tuesday night 12 At 8 a m Wednesday 12 The mercury dropped steadily during the night when a hard dust laden wind blew until it reached the seasons minimum of 12 at which it hovered around dawn YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 23 14 Its Fun Its Simple Its Profitable The Chuckle Contest Turn to the WantAd Page Now for Complete Details GROUNDED BLIZZARD ON RUGGED COAST Survivors Report Many Women and Children Among Those Lost WAKKANAI Hokkaido Japan than 700 Hussians in cluding women and children were missing Wednesday and believed drowned or frozen to death in the wreck of the Russian steamer In digirka on the treacherous coast of Hokkaido The Japanese ship Karafulo laru arrived here with 395 sur ivors from the crowded Russian fishing service vessel which went aground in a blizzard Tuesday on the east coast of Hokkaido north ernmost of the main Japanese islands Survivors most of whom were suffering from exposure said the hip carried 700 fishermen many iccompanied by wives and chil dren and a crew of 39 The scene of the wreck is on one route between fishing stations on the Kamchatka peninsula and Vladivostok Reports received in Tokio said 87 were known to have died on the Indigirka Survivors said the Indigirka sent out one SOS before huge waves smashed her radio room Because of the blinding snow she was unable to give her position accurately The storm held possible rescue ships in port Tuesday 1 The survivors said they did not fate ot their missing comrades The Indigirkawas a snip of only 2690 tons but vessels plying between the northern fishing ports and Vladivostok often carry large passenger lists Tokio Reports of Ship Disaster TOKIO per sons were known to have died and between 200 and 300 were be lieved to be missing Wednesday in the sinking of the Russian steamer Indigirka off the Island ot Hok kaido The Japanese foreign office announced that the Karafutn Maru Japanese slcamcr had rescued 390 of the Russian ves sels passengers and crew Reports as to the number still missing conflicted however Hokkaido is the northernmost of the main islands of Japan The Indigirka 2690 tons went down Tuesday High seas ham pered rescue operations Russian coastal steamers ply ing between Vladivostok and ports farther north especially those having fish canneries frequently carry passenger lists out of pro portion io their size This is es pecially true when canneiy crews arc being returned from the north Lloyds shipping register shows the Indigirka originally was an American ship built in Manitowot A number older American ships have been sold to Russia in recent years The Indigirka formerly was named the commercial the Mooremack Gulf line and was used in the coastal trade between rvew York Philadelphia and Bal timore and such gulf ports as New Orleans and Houston The Moore mack firm sold her to Russia in Januaiy 1938 after operating her for 10 years She lett New York on June I passed through the Panama canal and stopped briefly at Honolulu before proceeding for Vladivostok according to the Maritime register Before her Mooremack senice she was owned by the C D Mai lory company and as the Malsali plied in coastal waters Built in 1920 she was 253 fcefc long and had a beam of 43 feet Office Ready to Take Application for Age Payments DBS MOINES social security board office in DCS Moines is ready to receive appli cations for monthly old age pay ments which begin Jan 1 J c Hollister chief ot the office an nounced Wednesday Application blanks and forms for proof date birth have arrived he said After the forms arc properly filled and filed checks will be sent from Washington to those eligible persons who are 65 or over
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