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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             C H 1ST UCM r OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME S MCIUC THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MAJON CITY THI IRIQHT POT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO Iff REDS CLAIM VIIPURI BATTLE NEAR STEWART Attack by GOP Has Strength By CHARLES f STEWART Central Press Columnist ON LINCOLNS BIRTHDAY the democratic party organization got a sample of the kind of re publican attack it will have to deal with during the coming political campaign Democratic leaders arent admit ting for publica tion that the r e p u b li c ans initial barrage gave them any thing to worry about Confi dentially how e v e r their chats are to the effect that that Lincoln day p e r f o r mance foreshadows a fight for which they must tighten their lines They must realize that the re publicans Lincoln day blowout knocked their Jackson day affair into a cocked hat Jackson day festivities werent prepared for on a major scale There were some big banquets but they were social events rather than popular rallies They werent publicized capably either before they were held or afterward Their avowed purpose was to raise money for democratic cam paign activities A 5 dinner at from to 5100 a ptate isnt cal culated to draw a crowd of aver age voters Their speeches were good but not particularly thrilling More over Senator Arthur H Vanden berg R didnt do the celebration much good by reminding the coun try that the democrats original Jackion day celebration back in Hickorys time was to signal ize the extinction of Uncle Sams national under a democratic administration ap proaching 45 billions Notable Speakers Compare Jackson day with Lin coln day The Jacksonites had eight to 10 notable talkers throughout the country Trie Lincolnites had 800 to 1000 They included some big Hoover Ex Governor Landon Tom Dewcy Vandenberg Senator Bob Talt Congressman Martin and plenty of governors besides lots of local celebrities Republican oratory in fact was so copious that the radio couldnt carry all of it It couldnt be lis tened to all around Interested folk had to read a lot of it in the newspapers In short Lincoln day made a good deal more of a splash than Jackson day did Theres another consideration An offensive is a deal more snappy than a defensive is Lincoln day was OFfensive Jackson day was Defensive But aside from all that the re publicans management was bet ter than the democrats They fur nished n better show than the democrats did Democrats Split As everybody knows its up to the democrats to repair another their fundamental weaknesses Theyre split Theyre new dealers and antinew dealers The repub licans are pretty solid Its been illustrated by these two sets anniversaries Republican sentiment is all down the same alley Democrats are down two different alleys Some democrats arc almost re publicans Some republicans can almost get along with some demo crats But theyre divided There ought to be two new parties of course But there wont be two new groups on rational lines Theyll be political I wish there could be two new parties But there on earth It would be possible to decide between em It aint They just dont split evenly There may be two parties liberal and a conservative but not two parties as such SOVIET PLANES DROPBOMBSON SWEDISH TOWN Many Buildings Set Afire by Air Raid on Frontier Village STOCKHOLM Seven Rus sian bombing planes Wednesday showered between 30 and 40 bombs on the Swedish frontier village of Pajala setting many buildings afire but causing no casualties dispatches from the border region reported Four buildings in Pajala a village of 3000 inhabitants five miles from the Finnish frontier were destroyed and others set afire by the raiders who de scended to 3000 feet before un loading their bomb cargo Although the bombing was re garded in Stockholm as accidental it added new complications to Swedens difficulties over the matter of aid to Finland It was expected to bring a sharp protest to Moscow and furthei stimulate the Swedish activist campaign for direct military help to the Finns The Stockholm newspaper Af tonbladet said half the town was burning The terrified inhabitants hid brief warning of the approach ing planes from the vilaye of Kengis which is closer to the frontier Thus most residents were able to find refuse Many fled to the fields others crouched in their homes Accounts attributed to eyewit nesses said 29 explosive bombs fel near Pajala church which how ever was not damaged while an undetermined number of incen diary bombs fell in the center o the village Pajalas telephone operator Mis Astrid Perttu related that p m she received a call from a border station stating that for eign planes were observed Hal an hour later a call came from Kengis village near the bordei stating that seven Hussian plane were proceeding into Swedish ter ritory at high speed I immediately informed th nearest military commander an then went to work to inform peo pie and answer calls said Mis Perttu British Send 144 Planes to Finland LONDON Iff Authoritative ources said Wednesday night that he British government had re eased large quantities of military upplies to Finland including 144 lanes both bombers and fighting lanes These informants said Britain vas sending Finland 150 antitank ifles 10000 antitank mines 50 iOO hand grenades 25 howitzers 04 machine guns 24 antiaircraft uns 30 field guns four sixton anks 12 sixinch guns 10 three nch mortars with ammunition or the artillery These supplies were said to be n addition to considerable arms being sent by France Some of the planes already are n Finland the informants said ncluding some of the best British jghting planes The others are being sent rap dly in view the steady pound ng of the Russian army on the Karelian Isthmus In addition to this material as sistance to Finland thousands of men and women have registered at the Finnish legation here as volunteers for the Finnish army or auxiliary services It was understood that the first group of army volunteers woulc leave Britain shortly Such re cruiting has the approval of British government the TECHNICAL MEN CALLED BY REDS Summoned Home From Turkey Swing to Allies Is Indicated ISTANBUL of Russian technical experts em ployed in Turkish industry tor many years under a TurkishRus sian agreement were ordered by the Moscow government Wednes day to return to Russia immedi ately The action follows the gradual liquidation by Russia of its com mercial organizations in Turkey The Turkish press recently has discussed the possibility of war this spring in the near east with Russias Caucasus oil fields a pos sible center of activity German technical men employed here in national defense industries recently were sent home by Tur key and the Germanowned Krupp shipyards here was occu pied by marines Turkey n nonbelligerent ally of Britain and France has been cooperating with the British and French near eastern armies in planning a defense of this vital I region the back door to Eu rope FORGES UNITE AGAINST DEWEY Taft and Vandenberg Try to Keep New Yorker From Getting Head Start itifor mal coalitionot Tatt and Vanden berg forces was reported Wednes day to be trying to keep Thomas E Dewey from getting a heac start for the republican presiden tial nomination in the Wisconsin primary April 2 Although Senator Taft of Ohi announced last Saturday that h would not enter the Wisconsir first major preconven tion battle friends said there wa good reason to believe he woulc support Senator Vnndenberg o Michigan The theory they explained i that Vandenberg appears to hav a better1 chance to beat Dcwey i Wisconsin Tafts father the lat William Howard Taft fought th elder LaFolIette and hence hi backers entertained little hope o support from the LaFolIette pro gressives The democratic picture mean while continued to place the mil term question in the foregrounc Oscar Ewing eastern campaig manager for Paul V McNutt sai that President Roosevelt would b almost the xinanimous choice the democratic convention for third term if he does not tak himself out of the running Ewing a New York attorney explained that the strategy Me Nulls campaign is to line up SQC onri choice delegates who would favor McNutt if the president eliminated himself ALLEN LEADER N6TH DISTRICT DEMO SESSIONS Gillespie Withdraws From Race to Fill Congress Vacancy DBS MOINES C lien virtually was assured the ixth district democratic cohgres tonal nomination here Wednes iay wheri former State Senator im Gillespie of Des Moines said ic would not be a candidate be ore the district convention Allen 38 formerly headed the own old age pension set up and lad servedas a republican repre entative in the Iowa legislature le first was elected to the legis ature as an independent how ever in 1926 The democratic controlled Iowa icnate named him as its secretary n the 45th and 45th extra sessions He is theson of former Mayor H Allen of Des Moines a lephew of Congressman F C Gil christ of Laurens and a cousin o i M Evans high rank ng AAA official 1C the expected happens the contest to fill the vacancy left by he death of Congressman C C Dowell of Des Moines will be a young mans race Robert K Goodwin the repub lican nominee is 35 years old Gillespies withdrawal leaves Allen the only avowed candidate in the field and with the suppor of the Polk delegation which has 90 of the 150 district delegates his nomination is practically assured The Polk caucus however not pledge itself before adjourn merit FOREST CITYAN GETS 57000 Awarded Damages for Death of Husband in AutoTruck Crash FORT DODGE Webste county grand jury Wednesday awarded damages of to Mrs Louie Campbell of Forest City fo the death of her husband in a autotruck collision near Fores City last August Mrs Campbe had sued Herbert Quick of For Dodge for damages Quic was driver of the dynamiteladei truck which collided with th Campbell car However the truck cargo of two or three thousani pounds of explosives was not se off by the crash LOOK INSIDE FOR One Killed 14 Hurt in Fireworks Blast ELKTON Md person was killed Wednesday and 14 in jured one critically bv an explos ion at the fireworks plant of the Triumph Explosives Inc near here The explosion was believed to have started in a small phos phorus building The blast and en suing fire wrecked several of the small buildings in which the fire works manufacture was car ried on Viipuri Called Section of War Front As soviet artillery hurled shells into Viipuri the Finns classed he city a view of which is shown here as a defmite section of the fishling front Russians said their troops were moaning up areas only six miles away from the second largest city in Finland The Finns said that the city was in no immedi ate danger of capture Long Political Dynasty Dies in Louisiana Primary Vote Sam Jones Defeats Gov Earl K Long Brother of Late Huey Charged With Slaying Over Bottle of Liquor MINNEAPOLIS of Remain Begin 69 for the slaying of William Fcldt in an argument over a bottle of liquor opened Wednesday after selection of a jury Detailed questioning of prospective jurors about their at titude toward selfdefense slay ings took two days Feldt was shot at Bcgins cabin on Medicine Jake Duel Between French Loudspeakers German Guns Breaks Out Again PARIS duel between French propaganda loud speakers and German machine guns across the Rhine broke out again Wednesday a military informant said H has become the French prac tice on occasion to bombard the Germans with loud speaker pro grams The Germans listen until they become angry and then use their machine guns in an attempt so far vain to silence tho talk The high command reported in fantry and artillery fire at various points on the front especially in the Visges and along the Rhine Truck With in Cigars Is Stolen DES MOINES delivery truck with a cargo of 55000 worth of cigars was stolen in the down town district here Tuesday night police were informed The driver Emmet Clark was making a de livery police said The Gales Transfer and Storage owned the truck company Boone Mans Body Is Found Under Snowdrift BOONE found the body of Albert Swanson 73 bachelor fanner under a snow drift here He apparently had been dead since Monday of a heart at tack or possibly of exposure Fu neral services will be held Thurs day NEW ORLEANS A1 The Huey P Long political dynasty born 12 years oE dictatorial violence died peacefully by bal lot Tuesday after one of the long est and bitterest election cam paigns in Louisianas history Voters in the democratic gu bernatorial runoff primary swept to defeat Coy Earl K lang brother of the Kingf ish and titular leader of the ma chine and nominated Attorney Sam Jones of Lake Charles to the office Jones a neucomer to politics pledged himself to restore democ racy to Louisiana regain much oE the millions of dollars lie said administration office holders stole from the state and jail those found guilty of graft and corrup tion The machine rout appeared complete with Jones slate of sec ondary state officers engaged in the runoff going in without a break together with a new anti machine legislature mid possibly an antimachine state central committee V Unofficial returns from 1508 of the states 1703 precincts gave Jones 258816 votes long238692 a lead of 20121 votes for Jones Nomination in overwhelmingly democratic Louisiana is tanta mount to election Jones will take office May 14 It was the first time since 192S when Huey himself wjis elected governor that the Long adminis tration had been whipped The martial air characteristic of the Long rule prevailed Tues day as the governor kept the states 3500 national guardsmen poised for duty but aside from several fist fights there were feu disturbances V Long said at the executive man sion in Baton Rouge he still be lieved complete returns would show him the victor Nominated with Jones were his candidates for Heutenantgoi ci nor attorney general and super intendent of public education and a new antimachine legislature SAM JONES winner ARTHUR J ALTMEYER Urges States Change Jobless Insurance Plan PAGE 2 Meeting Planned for Hancock Womens Clubs PAGE 3 Mason City Jaysee Is Loser to Carl Frosh PAGE 3 SNOW SWIRLS OVERSTATE More Light Snows in East and Central Paris of Iowa Forecast DES MOINES fiVAnothe fresh snow blanket swirled ovc Iowa Wednesday the highway pa trol reporting from threequarter to an inch of neiv snow on th round at 9 a m Wednesday The weather bureau predicte more light snows in the east an central parts of the state Wednes day night aud Thursday wit slightly colder readings Wednes day night Temperatures Wednesday morn ing averaged from five to 12 de grees above normal after reachin a low Tuesday night of 24 de grees at Mount Ayr Mount Ay also reported the heaviest snov fall three inches H was y Mason City The mercury reached n high 36 degrees Tuesday at Davenpor Clouds covered the entire state Wednesday morning the bureau said with siioxv reported at every weather station Heavy snow fell here Wednes day morning but slacked off shortly attcr a a m The highway patrol said roads arc mostly covered and slippery except in the vicinity of Dubuciuc and Burlington FINNS DECLARE NVADINGFORCE S KEPT BACK Blizzard Is Aid to Defenders in Heavy Drive on Isthmus HELSINKI heavy ighting in the Suinina and Tii ale sectors ot the Karelian isth nus front Finnish troops Tuesday epulscd all Hussian attacks an official communique said Wednes day Fighting was heaviest at Taipale vhcre two Russian divisions joined n attacking the communique said Moscow dispatched reported Wednesday that Hie most im portunt battle of the Finnish war was imminent in the vicin ity of Viipuri Finlands second largest city The Russians re poried they were mopping up after having cracked the right flank of the Finnish tf The Finnish communique said t had been confirmed that in fighting Tuesday 17 Russian planes were shot down Reports hat two other red army planes ind been downed aivaitcd con firmation There also were reports that an additional six Russian planes had crashed making a possible total of 25 Russian air force Josses Tuesday During widespread air raids the Russians bombed IJango Lahti and several other towns The com munique said that repeatedly the Russian aviators raided the towns and machine gunned a childrens home and a passenger plane fj GOV EARL K LONG rule ends Electric Wires Are Hastily Put Up for Incubator for Baby EATON Colo three dayold baby weighing three pounds 12 ounces is getting an electric incubator in a farm home that was more than half a mile from an electric power line when the baby was born A 14 man line crew completed late Tuesday the job of stringing line to the Oscar Sullivan farm near Eaton Dr J G Clayton said an incubator heated by electric light bulbs would be ready to re ceive the infant boy late Wednes day He had advised against re moving the baby to a hospital Farmer Sullivan appealed to the Home Gas and Electric company to connect his home to its nearest line when the baby was born Sun day President L R Storey said the lineplacing job was the fast est in his companys history The Weather FORECAST IOWA mostly cloudy inter mittent light snow cast and central Wednesday nislil and extreme cast Thursday morning slightly colder Wednesday night and northeast Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy and colder intermittent licht snow in cast Wednesday nisht Thursday partly cloudy colder east and northcentral IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 29 Minimum Tuesday nisht 25 At 8 a m Wednesday ZS Snow 75 inch Frccip or inch YEAR AGO Maximum 3 Minimum 3 Inland Press Against Any Law Which Would Impair Distribution CHICAGO Inland Daily Press association it its 55th annual meeting adopted resolu tion opposing any legislation which would hinder efficient and economical methods of retail dis ibution The resolution declare jest interests of wage earners consumers agricultural and other producers are served by retail merchandising unhampered by any form of punitive or discrim inatory taxation and condemned such taxes as unfriendly to the public interest C F Karstaedt Beloil Wis was elected president of the or ganization Other officers elected were Vice president F W Schaub Decatur 111 directors Tom H Keene Elkhart Ind J V Bunker Greclcy Colo W If Shumaker Three Rivers Mich and A C Hudnutt Elyria Ohio The convention adjourned Wed nesday Infant Suffocated by Bed Coverings in Waterloo Rites Held WATERLOO sci vices for Donna Marie Brandt 20 day old daughter oC Mr and Mrs Verna Brandt who was suf focated by bed coverings Tuesday at the home of her parents south of Waterloo were conducted here Wednesday afternoon Donna Marie who had been sleeping between her parents was found dead by the mother when she awakened The child had been suffering from a cold KEEP FROSII IN PLACE EVANSTON 111 dent Franklyn B Snyder of North western university said Wednes day in a letter to the student gov erning board that the freshman should be kept in his place and not encouraged la engage in outside activities A blinding blizzard Fin lands winter ally swept nil Finland during Ihc threatened Wednesday to inmo blfize transport on all in cluding the embattled Manncr hcim line Such a storm had been expected at the end nf the recent wave nf extreme culd Finns had hoped and prayed for it and Tuesday night it came Reports from nil over the coun try said heavy snows swept bv terrific winds were prevalent and promised to last for days if not weeks All air activity had been hailed already reports said if this proved to be the normal winter blizzard Finns said it should tie uj operations not only on the north and central fronts but in the isthmus bogging all transport under heavy snow Then the Finns said there should be the thaw which also would help them to hold off fhe Russian attacks A United Press dispatch from Bergen Norway reported that heavy snow stonns prevented military movements on fhe Pet samo front in the far north of Finland Copenhagen reported Hussian mechanized units immo bilized by the blizzard on the central Uoports of the blizzard came as that a Finnish army spokesman denied Russian claims to the capture Koivisto island anchor for he Finnish right wing in the Manner heim delense line A headquarters spokesman said that the Koivisto anchor on the right and the Taipale anchor to Lake Ladoga on the cft had proved to be among the foremost obstacles to the big Hussian of fensive They worked as break waters he said when there was a tendency for the interior part of the Finnish line to give Big gun batteries at the right and lett ends of the line have blasted the Rus sian attacking ranks it was said British German Ships Are Nearby BEKGEJV Norway UR wegian coastal reports Wednesday aid that both British and German ships were standing off the coast and that a British squadron was cruising off north Norway near the Finnish Arctic coast A severe air battle was re ported in dispatches from tlic town of Kirkcnacs on the Nor u ceianFinnish frontier but the nationality of the to be battling over the Tctsimo uncertain Coastal reports concerning nav il activity off Norway were frag mentary and did not immediately clarify developments but there was nothing to indicate a navol conflict Nor was it known def initely whether German warships or merchant ships were involved In the past i number of Ger man merchant ships have gone to the Russian Arctic port of Mur mansk and from there have slipped down the Norwegian coast t   

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