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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 25, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS ces DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRES3 AND LEASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAJER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS JUtf UP 1 WO SECTIONS 66 PLANE RAIDS DRIVE FINNS TO COVER Argentine MOT RESPECT 0fFERS 5 Troubled by Reds by CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist ITS A FACT that communists do try to organize revolutions in American countries I know from personal observation in one coun try I saw it tried in the Ar gentine repub lic shortly after the World war and the estab lishment of the bolshevik r e gime in Rus s i a Things were in a state of flux then ev ery wh ere It was an oppor i u n c juncture Jlipolito Jtriffoyen for red agitation I was running a Yankeelan guage weekly paper in Buenos Aires at the time Id been there for several years and was in the news business So I came pretty near to having the lowdown on the situation It wasnt mere guess work r Im told that Argentina has turned rather dictatorial recently At that moment however its gov ernment was thoroughly demo crafic Hipolito Irigoyen was presi dent He was a good liberal but a moderate one He was no auto J crat and no violent radical His j administration was just reason V ably middleoftheroad It was fir as free a government as we ever had here in the United States Minded Nevertheless the republic had certain subversive elements It has scant 8000000 population Aires is aboutthe sizeof Chicago Plus two or three other urban 4oo for the sticks to support ade quately The balance i bad City labor is underpaid In the country theres an excess of tenancy Spaniards and Italians are numerous and theyre tem peramentally revolutionary It was nobodys fauit in particular It simply was a survival of earlier accidental developments Presi dent Irigoyen and a liberal con gress were doing their best to im prove the situation But the communists were in a desperate rush They cooked up a red governmental framework of their own It was only imaginary but they had it in writing I wouldnt guarantee that it was of Russian inspiration directly Maybe local communists alone were responsible for it They had the darned thing at all events Used General Strike At that point a longshoremens strike broke out It became a gen eral strike Nows our chance cried the got busy They attacked the capital at one end of the Avenido de Mayo and the Casa Rosada at the other end as our capitol and white house are at opposite ends of Pennsylvania avenue President Irigoyen was flabber gasted His military aid General della Piani cut loose with his troops For three days the battle raged up and down the Avenido de Mayo To get from my place of business and back again I had to cross that Avenido Believe me I did it on the jump in such in stances Three Day Massacre In those three days according to official 800 guys were officially killed on that thorough fare And that accounted only for those who formally were brought in and registered in the morgue Later I met in Brazil one of the communists who told me that 15000 was n conservative estimate of the number of sureenough fa talities Well General della Piani won Nevertheless a ruckus of that size is no trifle A country can be ex cused for objecting to it Of late Argentina Brazil and other South American republics have been referred to in the news dispatches as having been both ered by totalitarian activities in their various midsts THE WINNERS in the Final Chuckle Contest MRS MAUDE NESB1T Box 164 Glenvillc Minn MRS CLYDE BURT Clarion lown MRS WILLIAM GALBRETH 1215 Second St S Mason City FREE PEOPLES SAYS GEORGE VI King of England Voices Determination to Fight for Christian Solution SANDRINGHAM Norfolk Eng King George VI Monday broadcast to the British empire a Christmas message of peace but insisted that any peace must be based on security from aggression nnd on respect for the rights of free peoples if Sitting alone in the study of his country estate here the kin voiced the empires longing for peace but also its determination to fight on until a Christian peace is assured A bearded shepherd of Cotswold who had introduced the kings father George V on his annual Christmas broadcasts introduced the king Monday Broadcasting the message began after a program in which the mother country and the dominions and colonies and their fighting services exchanged messages of greeting and encour agement The king refrained from con demning Germany Russia or any other country by name but he said it is the tragedy of this time that there are powerful countries whose whole direction and policy are based on aggression and the suppression of all we hold dear for mankind The king pictured the empires unity in resisting this aggression asserting that such unity in aim and effort has never been seen in the world before As in most of the r kings speeches this one contained a strong note of Dlety He depicted the empire as fightine for a Christian civilization against wickedness and urged his peo ples to keep the teaching of Christ in mind when we arc making the peace for which all men pray Striking a note similar to that developed by Pope Pius XII in his Christmas message Sunday in which the pontiff appealed for a peace based on Christian idealism the king defended the rights of all nations and the freedom of the spirit Highway Toll for Year in Iowa Now at Total of 525 DBS MOINES addi tional fatalities on Iowa highways with one recorded over the week end brought the 1939 death toll to o25 as compared with 469 over a same 1938 period At least seven other violent deaths occurred during the last week including two persons burned to death three who fell and one each by drowning and suf focation A 19 year old Berwyn 111 soph omore at Coe college George Novy was killed and three com panions from Illinois were in jured when the car in which they were returning home to spend the holidays overturned from Fund Closes at A contribution of 53288 nom the employes of the J C Penney store received late Saturday aft ernoon sent the 1939 Christmas Cheer Fund zooming up to the 12149 mark This is more than the goal of set for the campaign and some three hundred dollars more than has ever been realized in this annual Christmas solicita tion Other last minute additions in cluded In Memory of a Little Girl SI 00 McCann Brothers ioo A Friend IQQ Miss Doris Bruce and her associ ates in the Social Welfare League had a busy Sunday checking against the possibility that some families In need of help from the Christmas fund would be missed These workers who have borne the brunt the work incident to tins venture in the Christian spirit joined the GlobeGazette in an ex pression of gratitude to all who contributed to the success of this years campaign Quintuplets Act as Hostesses to Parents Brothers and Sisters CALLANDER Ont Dec 25 UPJ The Dionne quintuplets Monday celebrated their fifth Christmas as hostesses to their parents and brothers and sisters A big turkey with all the trim mings will be shared early this afternoon by the combined Dionnes The girls physician Dr Allan Roy Dafoe stayed away to assure the Dionnes would enjoy a real family Papa Dionneand the Have llegal quarrels still too The Quints gave presents to each member of their family and were extremely proud of their big gaily decorated Christmas tree Most prized present received by the five girls were ice skates Cecile managed to get her skates unwrapped Sunday and as a result the Dafoe hospital nurses let the other lour girls have theirs as well Bellboy Advertises for Yule Dinner and Gets Invitation INDIANAPOLIS he believed it pays to advertise George McKay bellboy from Du luth Minn will have Christmas dinner Monday night with an I nd i an apolis family around a Merry Christmas tree McKay in f i vc years away from liome got tired of celebrating the holiday by himself So he put this adver tisement in the Indianapolis Star dinner in vitation for personable Scotch Irish boy of 24 700 miles from home oft duty 7 p m Five families invited him to dinner and he took the likeliest jid Christmas Lion Hunt Held by Farmers Near Union Ind UNION Ind t Farmers gathered in this tiny southern In diana town Monday for a Christ mas lion hunt through snowcov ered hills bent on tracking down an animal that has spread terror through western Pike county since the middle of last week Sheriff Cleve Goodman had hunters of his own and neighbor ing counties lined up for a win tertime Hoosier safari that was expected to rival anything this domain oE coon hunts and fox chases ever produced Stories of a dangerous animal slinking through woods and pas JERUSALEM bells of Bethlehem Monday rang out a message of peace on earth unheard by nations at war Unlike previous vearthe church bells of the holy ciy were not broadcast to the rest of the world because of European hostilities The echo of the tures have piled up since Charles Fears hurried into his farmhouse Wednesday and said hed just seen a lion jump over the fence from his pig pen Later the animal was reported roaring at school children from vu snare me cods stampeding cattle through dence said Buttrick tcncc and jtiif a jaiiiid and his children at lateafternoon milking man James Borders got o look at it with his flashlight and said it was a lion and no mistake How a lion might happen POINTPROGRAM AS PEACE BASIS F R Step for Vatican Representative Wins Widespread Approval Pope Pius XII led Catholicism in prayei Monday having offered a basis lor peace in a Christmas address in which he assailed the inhuman ity of war The pope celebrated mass at midnight in his private chapel and again said mass on arising early for a quiet Christmas which lie ar ranged to spend within his apart ments listening to a program of Christmas music broadcast by the Vatican radio station In informally acknowledging President Roosevelts appointment Myron C Taylor as his personal representative to the Vatican the pope described the move as A powerful contribution foi achievement a just and durable peace and alleviation of the suf ferings of war Pope Pius said he had expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the president for the Christmas mes sage which could not have been more welcome to us x x x His program for a just and honorable peace which he pro posed in an address to 25 cardinals Sunday contained five points He expressed belief that when the occasion presents itself all sane statesmen would consider them They were 1 Guarantee every nation largre or small he right to life and independence 2 Free the world from the slavery of armaments 3 Make effective international organizations created to solve the worlds prolOeaw peacefully A Fullill the Heeds jSt demands of nations peoples and ethnical minorities 5 Provide observance by statesmen and peoples of Chris tian principles Declaring that actions in war violate the most elementary sen timents of humanity the pope de clared they cry for vengeance be fore God As it seems that the world has forgotten Christs message for peace and the idea of reason and of Christian brotherhood he de clared we have been obliged alas to assist at a series of facts which are irreconcilable as much with the laws of international rights as with the principles of natural rights and with the most elementary sentiments of human ity Some Counsel Not to Broaden Contact WASHINGTON President Roosevelts decision to send a per sonal representative to the Vatican to aid in common peace moves evoked widespread approval Mon day although a few quarters counselled against broadening the contact to formal diplomatic rela tionships Disclosing his proposal in a Christmastide letter to Pope Pius XII the chief executive made it clear that he had no specific pro gram to end the European war He said however that lie would like to have Myron C Taylor Former steel magnate now servingwith the interna tional committee on refugees stationed in Vatican City so that our parallel endeavors for peace and the alleviation of suf fcniiK may uc assisted f 3 Mr Roosevelt also asked Dr Gcovgc Buttrick president of th ijj mi federal Council of Churches of Christ in America and Rabbi yrus Adler president of the Jew ish Theological Seminary of America to discuss international problems with him from time to time We share the presidents confi that men A auiu DuiincK tnat me surPnsing a farmer and women in every land have is children at nave IULIU ndvc a Sasic faith in God and therefore in human brotherhood and a good darkness they arc preparing a3 bet and ter way Rabbi Adlcr said in Philadel phia It is a noble deed to bring the Finlands Men in White on March ONLY SNOW IN SPOTS FOR IOWA Little Change Seen in Temperature for Iowa Weatherman Says BES MOINES weath Santas Monday because the Cfinstmas snow he pibmised for the old gentleman didnt materialize ex cept in spots Though its too late to do Mr Claus any good the forecast is for in the extreme southwest and south portions Monday night The weather bureau saw little change in temperature in store for Iowa and the prospect is for mostly cloudy skies Sundays average temperature was three degrees above normal The highest reported was 38 at Dubuque Davenport Keokuk and Des Moines The low was 10 above at Omaha Iowa Falls reported one inch of snow and Omaha three inches The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy snow in extreme southwest Monday night and in extreme south Tuesday little change in tem perature Minnesota Norlh Dakota and South Dakota Tartly eloutly Monday nijrJjt and Tuesday little change in temperature Iowa shippers Forecast For Monday niftlit northern half IS Southern half 25 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sundav 32 Minimum Sunday night IS At 8 a m Monday 16 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 21 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 32 Minimum Saturday niphl fi At 8 a m Sunday 17 YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum is the confident hope that the leaders will unite the members of their and synagogs into a unanimous support of the presi dents efforts Taylor an Episcopalian of Quaker background quickly ac epted the mission from the presi dent He will draw a salary and will have the unofficial rank of ambassador but white house aides emphasized that the step was not one toward restoring diplomatic representation at the Vatican where no American envoy has 15 Stockingsat White House Fireplace Cause Merriment F R Urges Men at Peace Have Strength to Live for Others WASHINGTON Fifteen by the presidents fireplace and bulging with Santas bounty in V family Christmas Monday at the white house From the moment the first grandchild stirred until the gath ering of the Rooscvelt clan in wrappers and slippers before the presidents mantelpiece for the great exploration excitement ruled as it did in millions of other homes The deeper significance of the day was underscored Sunday night when the president lighted the capitals community tree voicing a prayer that men living at peace in these days of strife and sadness in many oilier lands should be given the strength ti live for others He read the beatitudes of the sermon on the mount from the gospel according to St Matthew He expressed the hope that their import may reach into the hearts of all men and all nations Church services interrupted the merriment at the white house dur ing Christmas morning The beforebreakfast rites how ever set the pace for the clay The tiniest stocking belonficd to nine months old Johnny Boettiger ol Seattle who was too young to see much that wasnt stuck under his nose Blueeyed with pink checks and light hair the presidents youngest grandson showed plenty of life The presidents 86 year old mother Mrs Sara Delano Roose velt scarcely had time to look at the gifts in her own stocking with four rollicking greatgrandchil dren to watcli Eleanor Sistie Dall with shoulderlength blond hair stream ing wns the eldest with 12 years to her credit but Curtis Buzzie Dall her brother didnt wont any body to forget that although only 9 years old he was the man in the family Their mother the for mer Anna Roosevelt and her hus band John Boettigcr Seattle pub lisher tried to help the first lady marshal the crowd LOOK INSIDE FOR ARTHUR II VANDENBERG Importance Speech at St Paul Is Planned PAGE i Dean of Minnesota Newspapermen Dies ST CLOUD Minn Eastman 81 editor of daily new papers in St Cloud for 47 years and known as the dean of Min nesota newspapermen died Sun day night He was stricken with a heart attack last Tuesday chimes died away within the confines of the city There was no snow but a cold wind swept the hollybedecked home of thousands who ppent the holiday far from their home land fn contrast to a troubled out side world the holy land was at peace for the first time in three years Longstanding strife be tween the Jews and Arabs for thc control of Palestine was stilled at least tcniporarilv One for war torn on the Iip5 of thousands who made the annual pilgrimage to the Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem and knelt by Nation at War at the shrine which marks the place where the Christ Child was bovn Bonfires were lighted for an evening service in the fields where the shepherds received their celestial visitation of the oirih of Christ Before the ritual the group gathered at the cn trance of a cave and partook of bread and meat prepared in the ageold manner of the shep herds With lights crowning the hill tops they received the glad tiel mg lo you x this day is born of Davids line the Savior who is Christ the Loid Annual 4H Short Course Is Planned STATE PACK Muscatine to Play in Featured Contest Here SPORTS PAGE Denver Man Piays Santa for 6000 Families at Dinner DENVER thousand families dined Monday on the Christmas gift of Louis K Sig man meat packer Sigman who felt hunger often during his childhood in Brooklyn N Y nnd later as a Denver newsboy gave 30 tons of meat to needy families Each family re c e i v ed a 10 pound package This is the eleventh year my father has done this his son M o r r i s Sigman cx plained proud ly Each year it is at least 50000 to COOOO pounds and during de pression when there was a lot of suffering it was 100000 pounds each Christmas His friends who know he is not a rich man arsuc that it will bankrupt him Bui lie would rather be pour Hum tn think of people suffering YULE AIR RAIDS BREAK SILENCE OF CHRISTMAS Little Loss Caused as Defenders Report Successes Against Reds By THOMAS F HAWKINS HELSINKI Howling air raid sirens drowned the Christ mas bells in Finlands capital Monday and the sound of distant detonations indicated the suburbs were bit by raider One alarm after another drove Helsinkis residents 0 cover over a icriod of nearly five hours bill apparently no bombs fell inside the city The raids an the capital area followed attacks on Viiniiri second largest Finnish cilv At least six bombs were dropped on Vupuri shortly utter midnight was the second bombing in the It area within 24 hours uc rc planes were shot doivn during the day The enemy dead thus far th I inns said be known actly but it must soar to an ex tremely high figure The nussians reported the on T SVaT ictt 37L men dead on the fie d in clashes Sunday on the Karelian isthmus front and that oo soldiers and four Finnish officers were taken prisoners Successful drives against the rfpored tlo Finns f om the southern isthmus front north SCCt0r and farlhci Reconnoitering attacks were In the waistline section he Fmns reported Kussian losses as Iwo tanks and a transport of 100 horses am 11 iMIilure by us uf automobiles and two antitank cuns V Farther norlh 1J1C VTIY tcporlcd following about Salla frontier e Entire enemy companies bat talions and regiments have been cut up and scattered an official war summary said DOZKX HOUSES AKF DESTROYED BY RAIDEKS VIIPURI Finland MJTWO women and one girl were injured Monday as Russian bombers cruis ing over historic Viipuri for more than four hours bombed a work ers section of the city A dozen houses were destroyed by the raiders who were making this Longrange shelling of the cilv was resumed at night bv artillerymen but there was little damage At least iO Russian planes passed over the city during the day Antiaircraft batteries shot down one and it was reported Finnish fighters downed two oth ers in central Finland Woman Strangles90 Year Old Mother and Tries to Kill Self CHICAGO Anna Barton strangled her 00 year old blind mother and attempted to kill herself Sunday Police Lieut George Homer said because she feared they were a burden on ncr soninlaw Mrs Chris Haila 40 Mrs Bartons daughter found her mother and her grandmothers body in the room next to the lighted family Christmas tree Mrs Marie Scidel blind and part ly paralyzed had been strangled with her shawl Airs Bnrton with two shawls and a belt tied around her neck was unconscious but was revived Plans for Surprise Party Nearly Too Good RIDGEWOOD N J Louis Matrons surprise parly for 100 underprivileged children was so well planned it almost didnt take place Mrs Marron wife of a wealthy fuel distributor ob tained names ot deserving children fnni welfare groups pledged to secrecy but when her bus drivers called for the children parents refused to let Diem fcariiiH Mdnapeis It took con siderable explanation before nil the children were assembled
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