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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             if NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED FIVE CENTS A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 28 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT QUAKE Vtslts Dalian King Queen ArV 22 BELOW ZERO US Rule FERVENT HOPE Leadership for Iowa m Eliminating Duplicating Courses at Colleges and U Iowa Board Lists Results of Work in Limiting of Expenses By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist AT THE recent Washington con ference of the National Womans party the generally expressed sen timent was that women arent a bit to blame for the present dis ordered state oE the world be they liavent much voice in the regulation o its affairs Maybe they do FOR PEACE VOICED BY PIUS First Papal Procession Through Romes Streets in 93 Years Is Held By REYNOLDS PACKARD ROME Pius ex have more of a pressed fervent hope Thursday fllin c voice than they its true that it isnt a very offi cial one We have a little feminine representation in congress and in President Roosevelts cabinet but theres no denying that it distinct ly is on a minority scale Thats what was particularly complained about by Mrs Linda P Liltlejohn of Australia presi dent of the Equal Rights Interna tional sounds communistic but it a promi nent speaker at the conference She agreed that women get a cer tain amount of perfunctory po litical recognition but emphasized that it isnt genuine Mrs Harvey W Wiley newly elected chairman oE our National Womans party took a vather more hopeful view She recalled the campaign of Yankee women for bisexual rights which the wom en won in theory and gave it as her opinion that the goal of mas culine and feminine equality is in sight Now speaking asya mere male it seems to me that the women havent fought as they might have done Years agoI discussed the sub ject with Alice Paul and Mabel Vernon who assuredly were pio neers in the feminist movement and asked em why they didnt that peace would make Italy strong and great thus inspiring Europes belligerents to seek fu ture accords for a new tranquil and lasting order which is only to be found within justice and Chris tian charity The pones remarks were made duringa formal visit to the king and queen of Italy at which the keynote was hope for peace In Europe and after which it was announced that Premier Benito Mussolini would pay a visit of homage to the pontiff on Jan 4 We beseech God and the Vir gin Mother to extend their pro tection to the august sovereigns the royal princes and princess the illustrious chiefand members of the government of Italy thepope said in a speech in ambassadors hall at the Quirinal palace during ceremonies not enacted since the middle of the last century We beseech it so that peace may make Italy strong and great thus inspiring those peoples which tpday are Eghting on the land elect a woman president Well they said perhaps that was a little too radical as an ini tial step The country they said they thought should be habituat ed to the idea by degrees Their verdict was that a woman presidential nominee would be de feated Their notion they ex plained was that no men would vote for her at all and they said they doubted that any consider able number of women would at our present stage of enlighten ment So shed be beaten they predicted giving a serious set back to the feminist cause But they did suggest an alter native program which they said they thought might work This was the nomination of a woman vice presidential candi date Such a nomination they argued would educate the electorate up to the idea of women in national politics Furthermore it was pointed out the man president might die permitting the woman v p to gravitate into the job automatical ly Alice Paul and Mabel Vernon took it for granted that shed be a dandy probably would be re elected in the first place after which there wouldnt be any popular distinction between the sexes in the matter of white house tenancies Just Matter of Habit Its just a matter of habit the feminists urge our sex a surprise That was the violent But the National Womans Rome pealed party doesnt put up a woman as a vice presidential candidate Nows as good a time as any There are a couple of fights for presidential nominations Theres no great excitement over any mere man for the vice presi dency But suppose a woman were to be boosted for the vice presi dency In a minute it would obscure the scraps for first place Why dont the feminists get busy Poor politics He knows Meaning of Hot Sear Phrase SHENANDOAH is a man who knows the true mean ing of the hot scat from per sonal experience With the seal of his coupe ablaze C A Hol lister of Rockport Mo drove 11 miles to a fire station where the flames were extinguished before the car was seriously damaged to seek future accords for a new tranquil and lasting order only to be found within justice and Chris tian charity For the first time in decades the hand of a Roman pontiff blesses in this splendid hall as a sign ot peace while both Italy and the Catholic world rejoice After 10 years the happy har mony of the church and the slate is sealed anew The waves of the Tiber have buried in the Tyrrhenian sea the murky past and made olive branches bloom on its shores The two statues of Peter and Paul at the entrance of this palace seem to rejoice too as if they had seen the dawn of new times It was the first papal proces sion through the streets of Rome in 93 years since in 1846 Pope Pius IX went in state procession to St Johns In Lateran after his election Hundreds thousands of per sons massed in the streets early this morning Italian troops held them back along the Hi mile route to the royal Quirinalpalace White and yellow papal flew beside the Italian tricolbr from houses all along the route At 10 a m 3 a m CST the bronze bells of St Peters started chiming announcing that the pope had left his private apartments in the papal procession in 18 auto mobiles left St Peters square in drizzling rain to enter Italian territory The pope was in the sixth car T iinicdai u a was drizzling but the pone employed rode in an open car As the procession entered Hal iiiuiibu urge is me procession entered Hal H j 01 Holland has a queen The Dutch ian territory a band of the Italian vBar lmmted tlle Iast used to it Therefore they ac carabinieri played the pontifical a streamlining pro v int Ljuuuutai rrrTV quiesce in it quite naturally as anthem White pigeons were re we would if we could apt nvor leased in St Pptors cnnoro veterinary s re leased in St Peters square 11 Luuia get over m teiers square a m inhibition without too of cannon sounded fromIhe i curricula agriculture surorisrv Janiruhirn Kill iancl science its purposes nvr Janiculum hill overlooking ihe Vatican and church beHs VnrouBn Sp b out Rome nrnlori h combined DBS MOINES Iowa board of education Thursday claimed national leadership for the states institutions of higher learning in the elimination of du plicating and overlapping courses of study Commenting on the University of Iowas instruction system the board said in a report to Gov George A Wilson While It is true that other uni versities recognize the principle of unity and integration there is no university that has applied it so consistently and so extensively over a period of years Of the Iowa State Teachers col lege at Cedar Falls the reoort said The universal testimony of those in position to judge au thoritatively has been that Iowa State Teachers college adheres more strictly to a program of teacher education than does any other institution in the United States dedicated to the same purpose The statement also praised lova State colleges achievements in in tegration despite increased de mands upon the extension servies and experiment stations due to the new national program of agri culture and the renewed interest in the development of a better type of rural life in Iowa The last legislature passed a resoIutioRrequirmgitherboardto file areport every six months setting out progress made in ihe elimination of needless duplica tion in courses and facilities Quoting liberally from a report six months ago made by Dr Sam uel P Capen of the University of Buffalo the board stated it has at least two committees on the alert for overlapping and duplication Besides being on guard against the development of unnecessary duplication as between insftu tions the board analyzed the sit uation at each institution as fol lows University of Iowa H e duction in the child welfare sta tion budget from S1774G4 a year to in 193340 ine present budget represents the minimum that must be spent u the station is to continue at all Aided by federal government the extension service spent S89 824 m 192930 Federal funds are no longer available and the cur rent budget is 557466 The bureau of dental hygiene has been transferred to ihe state health department The budget of the graduate school 000 in 192930 was cut to for 193940 chiefly by means ot a 35 per cent reduction in the pay of research assistants Continuation of approximately the same administrative and full time instructional staffs as 10 science and veter inary medicine discontinued In 193132 there were 375 fulltime instructors anil 5427 students in 193839 there were 395 instructors and 7677 stu dents xxx Instructors increased only 5 per cent while the num ber of students increased 41 per cent x x x The report credited the colleges experiment stations with having increased Iowas monetary in come to a marked degree It also said the people of Iowa often benefit from the research of in dividvial workers such as Dr B W Hammer credited with improv ing the flavor of Iowa butter This one accomplishment has placed Iowa butter on a premium basis and has added thousands of dollars to the income ot Iowa farmers Iowa State Teachers The report pointed out that Iowa supports but one teachers college while states bordering on Iowa in each instance operate at least four The savings thereby achieved probably would constitute a startling figure it added The colleges enrollment dropped about 10 per cent in the decade the board continued a curtail ment that has been accompanied by a 14 per cent cut in the faculty the elimination of four depart ments of seven major subjects of study and 181 credit hours of cat alog offerings budset aggregated in 193839 a 122 per with the allowance Capen in hisfirst report said duplication of offerings among Iowa institutions is much less ex tensive than in other states The board also announced that it has reduced the course of study in the school for the deaf at Coun cil Bluffs from 15 to 13 years with an added emphasis on vocational training to make the individual better equipped to take his place in life than under the former plan The school now plans to develop manual dexterity among the chil dren officials said on the theory that a youngster whose hearing is defective will have a better chance of earning his living if he is me chanically skillful By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FINNS SHATTER TANK ATTACKS BY RED FORCES Defenders Make Second Thrust Toward Vital Murmansk Railroad HELSINKI de fensive invasion of soviet Russia was broadened Thursday by a second thrust toward the Mur mansk railway supply artery for red invaders in the far north Finnish forces in the Karelian isthmus southeastern Finland reported that repeated Russian tank attacks were shattered on the Mannerheim line Finnish ainjien cooperating with swift pliantomUke shi troops in white were said to have carried the eastern of fensive to the railway itself with a series of bombing at Paralleling the movement of ski patrols from Lieksa Finns were reported advancing into soviet ter c1 y the railway in the Salla area where the line runs within 45 miles of the border Patrols crossed the frontier in the waistline area without in tention of invasion but because of tactical necessity in view of mili tary conditions within the coun try said a Finnish source There were reports but no that the highly mo bile ski patrols had reached their rail wayobjective They were said to be bent on tactics similar to those of Law rence of Arabia in the World forays to find weak ly guarded stretches of track then a dynamiting and with drawal before opposing forces could reach the scene On the isthmus front each side retained its positions despite Hus sian attacks with heavy artillery and tanks The Finnish commu nique Wednesday said an enemy attack north of Lake Hatjalahti was repulsed and eight tanks de stroyed Day and night artillery fire con tinued against Vitpuri near thr isthmus but on the lakedotted Karelian front there had not yet been a decisive battle Civilian deaths from bombings throughout Finland were placed unoffidally at 150 since the start of the war aa leit nis private apartments in years ago was reported 82 omen shows an increase in 193940 of 33 over such Cuolment in 233 The parttime instruc tional staff showed a 20 per cent increase over Ihe average number Iowa State Courses of pro gram were Animal husbandry and medicine combined its purposes are other foods KING EMMANUEL POPE PIUS 4 Waterloo Youths Are Injured as Car Skids on fey Road WATERLOO Water ski I wcre injured one criti troops and planes strike to ward Russian rail line to Murmansk MOSCOW Bulgarian trade delegation reaches Moscow LONDON Britain an nounces successful recon naissance flight over northwest Germany BERLIN Germans ac cuse BritainFrance of in citingFinnish resistance to disrupt German supplies Pius visits king of Italy amid pagean try The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday and Friday slightly colder Thursday nifrhf rising tempera ture Friday afternoon in west and central portions MINNESOTA Fair Thursday msht and Friday somewhat colder in east and central por tions Thursday night rising temperature in west portion Fri day afternoon Shippers forecast for Thurs day 5 south west 8 slightly higher in cities IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday night At 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 27 16 16 in cally early Thursday when thei car slid across an icy deadend in tersection of two rural roads northeast of Tractand nosed into a ditch Most seriously hurt was Ken neth Cole 23 victim of skull frac ture broken nose and head lacera tions Hewas unconscious at St Francis hospital here Thursday Also in the hospital was Donald Buzzard 21 driver who incurred chest injury and head lacera tions George Gilbert 24 and Alvin Dclaney 23 received less serious cuts and bruises doctors reported Allied and German Communiques Report Quiet on West Front PARIS was noth ing to report throughout the night said the high command of ficial communique Thursday the 231st of the war BERLIN of the two British airplanes which reached the German coast was shot down by a German pursuit plane the other was driven off by anti aircraft gun fire the high com mand reported Thursday Other planes failed to reach the coast because of the fire it was said There were no particular events on the western front the communique said LOOK INSIDE Quakes Are Independent Lynch Says MELVIN J MAAS For Arms Embargo When Neutrality Is Violated PAGE 2 Mason City High Will Face Minnesota Five PAGE 9 Rudnick Speaks to CoOp at RocWord PAGE 5 FOTJVD DEAD IV BED G R IS W O L D HP Funeral services were held here Thursday for 3 month oiri Robert Foy son or Mr and Mrs Richard FOV who was found dead in his bed 0 apparently the victim of suffoca lion FAIR WEATHER IS FORECAST Temperatures to Sag Thursday Night But Rise Again on Friday DBS MOINES weath er bureaus forecast for Iowa was fair Thursday night and Friday after a twoday snowfall which blanketed all but the extreme northeastern part of the state Temperatures will sag Thurs day night but a rise is expected Friday afternoon Wednesday nights low was 15 at Sioux City and Iowa Falls It was 16 in Mason City The highway patrol said roads were slippery in spots due to the snow and ice and one fatality was attributed to this cause Ray Briscoe 45 Arcadia la truck operator was killed when his car skidded into an overhead bridge west of Carroll Shippers were warned to pre pare for a low of 5 degrees in northwest Iowa Thursday night and 8 in southwest Iowa The eastern half of the state will have a low of 10 in the morning the bureau predicted The weather bureau reported a fiveinch snow cover at Mount Ayr and Kcokuk three inches at Iowa Falls and an inch at Sioux City Dubuque had none The highway patrol reported the following road conditions Northwest Iowa Highway clear but icy in spots in spots in spots normal East nor mal in spots RUDD MAN HURT IN AUTO WRECK Kneisel Reported in Serious Condition Following Accident Foy Kneisel Rudd injured in i mvu an automobile accident near the Tokio viaduct on highway 18 just west D J ICU till to be in serious condition in Mercy murder weapon hospital in Mason City Thursday ay afternoon Hospital attendants des cribed his condition as fair Kneisel was injured when the car he was driving failed to make a curve and overturned several times in a ditch He suffered a skull fracture The new Mercury he was driving was badly dam aged TURNED DOWN MANY DBS MOINES R tischcrstate commissioner of in sceuritics valued at 511646660 were registered for salc in Iowa during 1039 That was onefouth of the amount for which registration was sought NEW YORK scries ot temblors shaking the earths air face in widelyscattered notably in Turkey southern Cali fornia South America and South Dr William A Lynch Fordham university seismologist without a ripple of alarm Thurs day Its not the end of the world yet he chuckled reassuringly All these quakes are entire ly independent They dont mean that the earth is breaking up its merely a coincidence that such severe temblors should strike at the same time 22 BELOW ZERO WEATHER ADDS TO SUFFERINGS Many Die in Flames in Anatolia More Tremors Are Reported New tremors shook Anatolia Thursday while a blizzard and Dr Lynch said quakes occurred fedng of hunicdfo regularly along the earths major hundlcds thousands fault lines and he cited the esti mate of Beno Gutenberg seismo logist of the California institute of technology at Pasadena that there are 100000 quakes big and little every year The vast majority arenever noticed lie said because we have so few seismograph stations and the world has so much spece that is unpopulated U the California quakes for example had occurred out in the Mohave desert instead of in Los Angeles and Salinas they would not have been felt The Fordham scientist snid there was no particular expla nation for the quakes occurring within a 24 hour period Earthquakes are not periodic They are random affairs and we cannot predict them he said McCullough Clinton Seeks Congress Post CLINTON ff Municipal Judge W A McCullough 43 former Clinton city attorney and active nearly 23 ysars in republi can party circles Thursday an nounced his candidacy for the republican nomination for Sec ond Iowa District congressman subject to the June 3 primary election McCullough a gradu ate ot the University of Iowa law school has served on the munici pal bench since 1034 He is a native of Clinton and served two years with the United States na val forces during the World war BODYOFlDE GIRL IS FOUND Unidentified Victim Stabbed 6 Times Face Also Slashed LOS ANGELES nude body of a beautiful blond girl was found Thursday lying on an ar tificial red rose in a vacant lot She had been stabbed six times and slashed about the face and head Her right collar bone was brok en Dirt stained her hands knees and soles of her feet Identifica tion was immediately Police believed the girl was not more than 18 years old yet she wore a white groW wedding rinir and a yellow gold and diamond engagement ring There was another diamond ring on her right hand and near the body a fiveinch yellowgold butterfly brooch The jewelry led o the conclu sion the victim was wclllodo Police believed it would help in their efforts to identify her nnd find her slayer They believed she may have died at the hands of a sex maniac whose advances she resisted There was no explanation for the reel rose It evidently had been ripped from the girls dress and placed under her light hip is the final gesture of the slayer be fore he fled in the automobile that brought both lo the isolated lot in a factory district known as little Captain Edgar Edwards of the tagar rewards of He said he bclicvcii the sirls slayer drove her into the lot and after slie resisted his ad vances stabbed her in the back and neck He then draped her body frotn the car and slashed her face in an attempt to pre vent identification ANKARA Turkey cials announced Thursday 42000 persons were lulled or injured in the region ot Erzincan alone in Wednesdays Anatolian earth quake ot homeless A heavy storm raged along the Black Sea coast tearing ships rng sps loose from moorings and ing down seaside homes W With the temperature 22 de ffrecs below zero thousands of ear hquake survivors who had fled to fields Wcre frozen lo death according lo sparse re ports reaching Ankara officials Erzincan is a province in the extieme cast of Turkey on the Armenian border Erzincan is 350 miles cat ot Ankara and about 200 miles cast Sivas and Samsun in the area n J ealuer repolts ad indi cated was hardest hit Before the report on the Fi zmcan district reached Ankara an unofficial estimate had given maily habitations nhicJi had withstood the earth shocks forcing many into open where exposure carric the risk of illnesses Twelve cities ranging i nopll lalmi from 12000 10 40000 ant KU villages were demolished In tile city of Tokat alone 353 ncr Dwellings were shaken down on the sleeping occupants Erzincan a city of 40000 lay in flnming uins Every large build ng had collapsed including a jirge military barracks where all the ofricers 90 cadels and a large number of soldiers were killed Bursting gas mains and an over turned oil lamps set fire to col lapsed buildings in almost every wide disorter area Bit by bit over disrupted com munication the picture was put Hundreds who escaped death in Hie wholesale collapse of buildings met a more gruesome fate when they were trapped In flames which ipreart quickly in the stricken area Whole villages were turned into vast funeral pyres Screams of the trapped women and children mingled with the dull roar of crumbling masonry the crash of breaking glass and sirens ot ambulances and fire engines The lack of apparatus to fight hundreds of fires vhich still were burning frustrated attempts to recover bodies or to check the death toll accurately Many towns and villages still were cut off entirely from the outside world by Hie wrecking of communication facilities In the crowded sectionof cit ies streets were strewn with bodies of persons killed by falling Whole families wore buried in thenbeds under tons ot wreck Others were burned to death as caped unhurt in their night clothes into the bitter winter night al ready were ill from exposure Authorities prepared lor a wave of pneumonia and other illness President Ismet Inonu inter rupted a tour of the country to rush to the disaster area and take charge of the relief organization Army units stationed at various centers in the quake area rushed to the communities worst hit to help dig into the ruins for bodies So far as could be determined there were no witnesses who saw vi iK mm me rim either the arrival or departure of and f ghtTe fLm tnc car bearing the murderer Parliament in Tiie body was discovered by m emergency Rcfugio Ramirez a butcher who was awakened about 6 a m by fund appeal for the barkinj of his Spiu dog Poj K tnan Mi   

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