Wednesday, January 3, 1940

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1940, Mason City, Iowa f HIST MEM T oepr or rowA COUP HOMES u NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY THE BRIGHT JPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVT PAPER CONSISTS O DIE MINNEAPOLIS BLAZE Extension of Trade Agreements Asked as Congress Meets TEXT ON AGE 2 WASHINGTON AP President Roosevelt Accordingly he said he was asking this year in the liht of continuing world uncertainty for army and navy in creases which are based not on panic but on lhePrfident Poposed that sufficient additional taxes be levied to meet the cost of emergency spending foi defense He did not specific amounts or methods of taxation More than half of the presi dents message delivered by Mr Eoosevelt in person to senators and representatives assembled in Joint session in the house cham ber was devoted to international affairs and problems Into it too the President injected a strong ap peal for national unity unity he asserted and deep sense the fundamental safe guua of alldemocracy Jft K The stress placed on problems created by a world at war the president said does not mean the government is abandoning or overlooking the great significance of domestic policies But for the most part he touched but briefly on those poli cies to examine in a coldly an alytical manner the ways in which conflicts across the seas have left an imprint on America and her citizens Standing on the house rostrum before a battery of microphones and with a great American flag draped from the paneled wall be hind him Hfr Roosevelt declared as he had in previous addresses that he hoped the United States would not become involved in those wars V Yet he asserted there is a vast difference between keeping out of war and pretending that this war is none of our busi ness The senators representatives i p Highlights in brief is the program recom mended to congress by President Roosevelt Wednesday Additional taxes to finance emergency expenditures for na tional defense 2 Extension of the reciprocal trade agreejnents act as an in dispensable part of the found ation of any stable and durable peace 3 Increased appropriations for national defense but reductions in practically all other important items the federal budget 4 Continued search for a solu tion of the unemployment prob lem 5 Development ot a spirit ot national unity in congress and out Overpowered After Slaying r and invited the chamber cabinet members guests who packed t and ils galleries iistencd intemly as he spole A step or so above I and behind him on the rostrum sat Vice President Garner and speaker Bankhead also paying close heed to every word of Ihe message which they and the sen ate and house majority leaders went over in the rough with the chief executive Tuesday With his discussion of interna tional problems the presiden linked a defense of the reciproca trade treaty program which has given every indication SfBSj of becoming one of the storm cen ters of the session The trade agreements act he said should be extended as an indispensable part of the founda tion of any stable and durable peace He added The first president of the Unit ed States warned us against en tangling foreign alliances The present president of the United States suscribes to and follows that precept But trade cooperation with the rest of the world does not violate that precept in any way At that point Mr Roosevelt made a transition to the defense portions of his speech Even as through these trade affiecments we prepare to co operate in a world that wants peace we must likewise he pre pared to lake care of ourselves if the world cannot attain peace he said For several years past we have been compelled to strengthen our own national defense That has created a very large portion of our treasury deficits This year in the light of con tinuing world uncertainty I am asking the congress for army and navy increases which are based GRACE DREHER IS HIT BY CAR Hampton Woman Is Seriously Injured Still Unconscious Miss Grace Dreher about 50 was seriously injured Tuesday night when she truck by a cav driven by u n y Ed Johnson who operates a ham burger hut Wednesday she was stm unconscious and physicians were unable to determine the ex act nature of her injuries Miss Dreher is employed in the office of the Hampton clinic was returning from work when Johnson stopped his car six feet after the accident Cause of the accident is not known BOO BALTIMORE Wundcrlich is 69 stature Mrs Marie and of small Negro entered her candy shop flourished a pistol and demanded money she yelled The would be robber ran ouiiu as unrealistic persons i superior private informs tiou would demand congress met m third session coincident with an emergency request for another extension of President Roosevelts peace time powers Secretary of Navy Charles Edi son made a request to congress to authorize the president to com mander facilities in time of na tional emergency House and senate met scparate V and convened later in joint to hear Mr Roosevelts message on the state ol worldwide broadcast ed f Wmdow Smashecl r in Jewelry Taken DES aiOINES rings Illlpri il T session annual recluest seemed to key ssion Wed nH efinnmg ed nesday under international condi lons more menacing than at any last blazed asked congress nsKea congress or legislation to permit the presi dent to obtain ships and materials PRESIDENT UOOSEVEIT iho l C2mmander factories and T t lie II KO in nf congress valued at were taken approximately S750 early Wednesda jfj another smashing jewelry robbery here P0ilce said the rings were taken by a big fellow in a dark overcoat who used a newspaper wrapped brick to break the plate glass jn the Plumb Jewelry store SUBZERO WAVE END IS FORECAST Weatherman Predicts Light Snowfall Will Reach State Soon DBS MOINES weather bureau predicted an of ficial end of Iowa subzero cold wave m a light snowfall that will reach the state sometime Wednes day Snow is in store for Wednesday night and Thursday but temper atures probably will not range be low 5 to 10 degrees the bureau said The mercury which dropped to the minus 17 mark on Red Oak thermometers Tuesday mornin rose considerably in the last 24 hours Tuesday nights minimum reading being 5 below at Mnsoi City It was 4 below zero a Mount Ayr Iowa Kails had beJouuid Keokuk 1 below Temperatures however stood ot 14 degrees below the normal level Wednesday morning the bureau said Clouds covered the western and central sections of the state and light snow was falling in Omaha Nebr spotting a belt south of City there and east to Kansas the bureau reported At noon the bureau added snow was falling through out southwest Iowa the belt ex tending to Adair Iowa Snow in light amounts is ex pected sometime Wednesday to move as far east as DCS Moincs National and State Bank Calls Issued WASHINGTON h c comptroller of the currency is sued a call Wednesday for the condition of all National banks at the close of business Saturday Dec 30 DES MOINES Iowa state banking department Wed nesday issued a call of all Stale banks as of last December 30 The cal was m conjunction witli a National bank call The Weather FORECAST IOWA Snow Wednesday mifhl and Thursday mostly Ilglit not so cold Wednesday msht and in extreme southeast Thursday colder Thursday in northwest portions MINNESOTA Much cloudi ness Wednesday night and Thursday with local snows Wednesday night and in soulii portion Thursday continued cold except not quite so cnld edncsday night along southern boundary FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY XIGHT North cast 5 remainder of state 10 IN MASON CITY ti weather statis iUaxirnum Tuesday 10 Mm Tuesday m5ht Wc VLAR AGO Maximum Minimum RUSSIA MASSES 7 DIVISIONS AT FINNISH FRONT Fresh Troops Ready for Tremendous Push Against Fortifications HELSINKI by set backs Soviet Russia was reported Wednesday to be massing seven army 105 OOC the spearhead for a ma jor offensive against the Finnish Mannerhcim line on the Karelian Isthmus Under a new soviet comman der the fresh troops were said by Finnish sources to be ready for a tremendous push against the Finnish fortifications which have been described by the Rus sians as comparable to Ger manys Siegfried line Previous estimates of Russias manpower before the Mannerheim line were upwards of 300000 men Authoritative sources have said Finland has 190000 men opposing the invaders on all fronts General G M Stern hero of Russias far eastern vest pocket war with Japanese Manchou in 1938 was reported on Dec 29 toVhave succeecteilGen KA MeretsHtrff as chief of the Finnish campaign No bombers were sighted over Helsinki Wednesday morning A light snow began to fall in the afternoon Russia lost 400 tanks and 150 airplanes in operations against Finland in December a semioffi cial news agency reported The agency asserted that Russia lad used more than 1000 tanks on the Karelian Isthmus alone and added At the end of the first month of the Avar we arc able to state the defenses in Finland remain unshaken and there has been found a new striking power with which the enemy already has become acquainted Despite violent attacks on the Carelian Isthmus Finnish forces vere reported to be holding the Uannerheim line intact and in licting enormous losses on the Russians The Russians were said to be ligging trenches on the isthmus departing from their previous tac ics based on mobility In the far north the Russians vere reported to be retreating oward the Pelsamo region and 10 activities ot importance were xpected during the severe cr months Yighting in a subzero blizzard which checked enemy air at tacks he Finns said soviet at tacks near Lake Lavajarvi on the eastern front Tuesday were converted into Finnish victories A Russian front line base was reported seized Unity Back in England as Guards Watch FOLKESTONE England Sentries with fixed bayonets the rclurn to England Wednesday o Unity Valkyrie Freeman M i t f o r d the peers daughter whose blond Nordic Alialfywteharmed Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler Lord Redesdale her father was wailing on the quayside with a car and ambulance when the channel steamer from Calais arrived His daughter had been carried aboard the steamer on a stretcher at the French port and she was accompanied on her journey home by her mother Lady Redesdale and a sister Deborah Vivien Miss FreemanMitford was re ported to have been wounded strangely in Munich The Evening fcews of London asserted surgeons would operate to remove a revol ver bullet from her neck AMElGANSGAVE REVOLTERS AID Charges Made Outlawed Irish Republicans Were Provided Money j Navy Increase Many LeaPWhen Flames Spread in Apartment Hotel persona perished The fire apparently was started by explosion a fi a m Even before an alarm could he turned in I had licked upward through the halls and stairways trapping scows S in ri are hat the outlawed Irish republican army was financed with money from the United States was made in parliament Wednesday as legislators met in special session to draft drastic laws to combat any menace to public safety Justice Minister Gerald Boland describing a raid on the Phoenix park arsenal Dec 23 when huge quantities of ammunition were stolen declared the Irish gov ernment was sure that large sums money had come from Ameri ca to finance the IRA extremists Government agents have cap tured packages of American cur he told parialment which met under heavy guard and amid rumors of an impending rebellion Prime Minister Eamon DeVa era asked parliament for emerg ency powers by which the gov anyone ernment could intern rhose liberty may be a menace o the public safety On the basis that the measure vas faulty the opposition ob ecteri and suggested a constilu icnal amendment along the same mes n iT Chc discovered 17 bodies were the Hennepm county morgue Three more were being removed from the the burning building Several ol the bodies were burned be yond recognition Relatives and friends swarmed through the morgue but only a few bodies were identified immediately The dead identified at morgue were All four members of the Gcr liard Frankc the father his wife Helen Otto 23 and Renee 17 niabel Brown 34 Florence Massing Edward Cottvcrt 10 months old George Jackeley Pinka Jackley George Mitiff Al Weisell 47 Clay WeiseJI 48 conductor of the Minnesota Symphonic bind Six others brought to the Meanwhile reports of how mnish troops trapped the I63rd ed army division Dec 29 and 30 n the greatest battle of the war cached the capital for the first me Four thousand of the 15000 men nuking up the 163rd infantry di ision were drawn up on icecov red Lake Kianla when the Finns inrounded them it was said The Tkc is in the waistline sector castcrn frontier More than ODD were killed before a tight ng was drawn around the rc laindcr according o the Finns After opening up the trap to low Russian reinforcements to nier the Finns closed it again id sot up machinegun nests ong the shore it was said Land rccs attacked the bottled up TCmy by night and the airforce Soviet troops trucks and can on dropped into the water when ombs blasted holes in the ice The survivors fled in confusion large numbers were taken prisoner below below 39 abovc 22 above t UKGE SAVING FURS BERLIN tuR Newspapers urged Germans who received wild game as Christmas presents to de liver the hides to the nearest fur store Rabbit fur is used in hat anrt textile manufacture and riccr and stag hides are used for leath er the public was reminded 11 Are Killed When Pokio Trains Crash TOKIO persons were killed and 7J injured fTSUEly wile eectric trains col lided m the suburbs LOOK INSIDE FOR RAYMOND J KELLV morgue remained unidentified sev eral hours later Two others were missing and rescue workers dug into the ruin for the bodies Forty persons were injured and a of them were taken to three hospitals Two firemen and two policemen were among the in jured Survivors said that when llicy were warned nearly every ave nue of escape was blocked most were saved by jumping from windows in the upper floors of the three story Some managed to crawl to fire es capes Charles Norton 01 said he was awakened by an explosion He van into the hallway but found it a mass of flames The fire seemed to shoot right out of the walls he said I opened a closet door to get my clothes but the closet walls also were ablaze The flames were licking out of the walls in our room when my wife and I jumped from the window to the ground a few feet below Edward Holm another survivor told a similar story of seeing flames leap from thr walls After an investigation Fire Chief William Tracger saitl he was certain that the fire started m 1 rubbish heap in the base ment At first it appeared that the blaze started on the first floor but we have found a rubbish licap that certainly is the source Tracger said Discovery of the burned rub bish pile led investigators to aban don earlier theories that a boiler explosion 01escaping gas might have been the source Traeger said he believed all the dead had been removed from the building although it was possible other bodies might have been buried wlicn the second floor of the building collaoscd jumped lying on the ground Oih ers were battering out upstairs windows and screaming for help Several persons were saved bv jumping into life nets but the fire had gained such headway that the firemen were unable to enter the building to aid other pelsons that were trapped It was nearly three hours before enough the fire was extinguished to allow the start ot a search for additional bodies Fire Chief Huttner said Uie evl act cause of the fire was not known but he believed a boiler had exploded in the turnace room Work of firemen in fightinr the flames and rescuing those inside was hampered by the bit ler cold It was 5 degrees below and water from the hose 1 on outside of the burning Uueestary bnJMtaf who lied f from exposure n woman leaped eadfirst from a thirdstory win dow She was killed instantly Mabel Brown to jump Her husband James pushed her from the win mpeSilc killed and her husband was injured seriously child was trapped 1 of IC uuildiue on the third floor H O Williams a neighbor told the United Press The unable to move because of in Hie cnnlcr of Hie flames screaming wildly for lo minutes before he died Wil liams said The second floor of the hotel ollapsed and firemen said it might be hours before they could determine whether any additional dead were buried in the debris Fifteen engine companies and truck companies answered the ouralarms and brought 130 fire men to the scene The hotel con amcd 78 apartments housing 200 persons Firemen arrived within 10 min iles after the fire was discovered Hit they were hampered by the DXtrcme cold and it was another 15 minutes before they could bring their hose lines into action Water from the hoses froze on the outside of the building and the street soon became a small frozen lake Within a few minutes the building became a blazing ice palace Attendants at Genera hospital said about 20 of the injured were treated there Two uniden tified persons were taken to Ab bott hospital and one man Rich ard Daniels 29 was taken to bwedish hospital Paniels sprained his back when he jumped from a third story window A B McWadc who lives across the street from the Marl COllilCSCu i LMdll Knwck M janitor at he hotel said lie went to the furnace room to start the fire Wednesday Declares Legion Will Continue Bridges Fight PAGE 2 Mason City Wins Hard Test by Single Point PAGE 9 Soil Management Meetings Planned PAGE morning When 1 opened the door I was struck by a blast that knocked me 10 Feet across the hallway he said at General hospital I sol up and tried to run but I fell down I aaw a sheet of flame leap out at me and thats the last I remember How I cot here I dont know least 40 person were rn l jurcd Of these 23 required hospi al treatment Eighteen were tnen o Genera hospital and the others to Abbott and Swedish hospital included among the injured were I wo firemen Ten were injured seriously when they jumped from the second nnd third storio Firemen said that when they nrt at the tcenc on the south I J arncs Htlc of the downtown section Ineie were oy the worst screams I ever s ever heard He said he looked out the window and saw the entire hotel covering half a block in flames a chilti tapped in the middle of the building on the mild floor McWadc said There were flames ail about him and he just stood there screaming That lasted for ir minutes and then he was quiet He must have been burned to death I was through the war but I never or heard anything like this H O Williams who also livci across the street said he saw at least 40 persons carried from the building A fire department official said tt was reported to us that there was an explosion When we sot here the entire roof was Cd EVcry wss 1 tha