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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1939, Mason City, Iowa H fn i o M HIST M M A o r 0 i n v o 3 M n i M L 3 CHP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NI1GHIORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FCU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6 1939 TUIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 50 2 DEAD AND 4 HURT IN COLLISION MESSAGE SENT INVADEDNATION BY ROOSEVELT Admiration of American People Is Voiced on Freedom Anniversary WASHINGTON Roosevelt expressed to President Kallio of Finland Wednesday his earnest hope that the Russo Finnish war will end soon so that Finland may continue her steady development untroubled The president cabled the Fin nish leader on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of Finlands in dependence This anniversary said Mr Roosevelt on which the Finnish people recall with pride the achievement of their independ ence gives me yet another wel come occasion to voice the whole hearted esteem felt for them and for their government by the people and government the United States It s my earnest hope that these tragic days may not be long in giving way to a happier era to permit the Finnish people to continue untroubled the steady development of their free political and social insti tutions which have aroused the admiration of the American people President Roosevelt customarily cables the heads of foreign states on the occasion of anniversaries but officials said his message to the president of Finland went far beyond his usual expressions of felicitation lie inessage was written with de The presidents hope that these tragic days may soon end recalled reports which have reached official quarters here in the last few days of inten sive peace moves under way to settle the RussoFinnish con flict The United States government began Thursday a series of steps to aid the besieged people of Fin land and emphasize its condemna tion ot soviet Russia Secretary of Treasury Morgen thau on instructions from Presi dent Roosevelt gave orders that Finlands forthcoming semian nual debt payment of bo held in a special account Mr Roosevelt indicated he would ask congress for authority to use the money for the benefit of the Fin nish people The president denied at a press conference Tuesday that Russia might consider such action un neutral A question raising this possibility presupposed he said that perhaps the funds would be used to send paper airplanes to Finland Actually he added the money might be used to help the wounded or refugees heer Fund Zooms Over Mark HONOR ROLL Previously Reported lanford Ladles Aid JOOO G Thorne 200 Primary Department First Con crtgalional Sunday School Novel Club Joyce Kilmer Club liiownlivg Society Fortnightly Club Energetic Class First Congrega tional Sunday School New Total JOO 300 IK r0u lCJO 300 OT during this 1939 Christ mas Cheer Fund campaign will there be two more highly appreci ated gifts than than the first two listed above It was the first of these that sent the fund zoom ing over the mark on the way to the total which has been set as the goal for this years solicitation The first these gifts came from tile Hanford Ladies aid soc iety A glance at the treasurers books for this organization would reveal that this fine rural organ ization has been a donor to the Christmas Cheer Fund from its Story on Radio The story of the Christmas Cheer Fund with an explanation of how the money Avas ex pended this past year and why it is needed this year will be told to INTERSECTION TRAILER TRUCK AMBULANCES BODY This panorama scene of the auto accident which brought the total of highway deaths in Cerro Gordo county to 12 for 1939 shows all of the salient points of the accident The photographer was facing northeast when he took the picture the highway along which the cars are lined running east and west At the extreme left is the intersection where the crash occurred Northeast of the intersection may be seen the trailer The truck is on the east side of the crossroad Ambulances may be seen on each side of truck The death car is shown right and the body is to the right of the car not showing in the picture Lock photo Kaycnay engraving Russians Penetrate Finland 35 Miles Would Split Area KINNICK GIVEN AIR INTERVIEW Conversation Broadcast From Transport Plane High Over New York NEW YORK over New York in a navy transport plane Wednesday Nile Kinnick Iowas fleet backfield ace and Al Bergner captain of the Navy team discussed football and aviation and other things over a broadcast ing system network Kinnick is in New York to re ceive Wednesday night the Heis man trophy as the outstanding football player of the year With them were Eddie Ander son the Iowa coach and Maj E E Larson Navy mentor Kinnick expressed deep interest in naval aviation and said he in tended to make a further inquiry into the subject through a letter to the secretary of the navy in Washington He also explained that while now living in Omaha he went to Iowa for his college education be cause Iowa was his native state Kinnick who was interviewed by Capt D C Ramsey of the navy said he was particularly in terested in the naval air training station at Pensacola Fla and wanted to know about the course FbrumlLudien6e Trmis day night to oclock by Miss Doris Bruce Wont you be listening please inception in 1925 with no years missed All associated with this annual venture in the Christmas spirit feel heavily in debt to the Hanford Ladies aid Second on the list above is a contribution from N G Thorne 90 years old and one of Mason Citys three Civil war veterans The venerable Mr Thorne has never lost his interest in children theyre the ones who will benefit most from this fund which is administered by Miss Doris Bruce of the Mason City Social Welfare league Mr Thorne still serves his community as seventy five years ago he served his country It is hoped that the total con tributions by the close of this week will reach the mark Thats a first objective on the road to the final goal of So if you have a contribution to make wont you pass it along at once The early giver gives twice in effect The address Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City la Defenders Assert Land Captured by Reds Is Practically Uninhabited KIRKENES Norway At the Finnish this 22nd anniversary Finnish inde pendence a soviet Russian army was reported to have driven al most a fifth of the way across northern Finland apparently un der orders to cut the country in two This army was said to have penetrated 35 miles into Finland reaching Kuolajarvi on the Seventh day ofthe war and leaving only 150 miles to be traversed before Finland would be bisected Completion of the drive would put red forces on the Swedish border Just beyond the border lie Swedens rich iron mines Ob servers saw in the Russian strat egy a serious menace to Sweden Finnish sources contended the Russian gain was discounted in advance because the region al ready penetrated is practically un inhabited The Finns declared the invaders would encounter un breakable resistance when they reached Finnish defense positions west of Kuolajarvi also count on he snow to help them giving their ski troops an advantage in mountainous ter rain Snow in some sections ot Fin land already is drifting six feet deep and progress through wood ed sections is practically impos sible without skiis This view shows the Sanauist car as it was found following the accident Deputy Sheriff Cal Dvvan is shownleft The body of Mrs Vern Schoepf is at the extreme right Lock photo Kaycnay engraving LOOK INSIDE FOR AUGUST VON MACKENSEN World War Leader Is Honored by Hitler PAGE 2 Mercury Goes to 61 in Mason City The mercury soared to 61 at 3 oclock Wednesday afternoon in Mason City as a December heat wave swept over the state Plan Banquet of Last Mans Club PAGE 5 Chain Store Baseball at Greatest of Peaks PAGE Jl In reaching Kuolajarvi the Kussians gained access to a gootl highway running 110 miles northwest to the important com munications center of Rova niemi where Finlands Arctic highway continues northeast io Petsamo and a railway runs southward to the Gulf of Both nia between Finland and Sweden To support this drive the soviet union continued landing thou sands of troops along Petsamo Fjord and aerial forays for recon noitering and bombing Finns fighting stubbornly in the Arctic cold told of repulsing sporadic Russian attacks and of shooting down a Russian bombing plane A detachment of 200 Red soldiers apparently part of the parachute infantry dropped in northern Finland was said to have been captured near Salmijarvi on the FinnishNorwegian border Finnish aviation had opened its offensive despite lowhanging clouds and snowstorms a Finnish army communique reported The flyers far outnumbered by the mighty Red air corps were said to have attacked Russian troop con centrations Tuesday The communique also said 6 Russian tanks had been destroyed in the weekold war and tha enemy losses numbered 2000 men A communique of Russias Leningrad command declared al tanks participating in hostilitie since Nov 30 are present and Fin nish troops did not capture single one The Russian command ako denied the 8500ton cruiser Kiroff had been damaged and two de stroyers sunk in action against Finnish fortifications at Hango at the mouth of the Finnish gulf as the Finns reported last Friday Russian attempts to advance southward from the Arctic coast had not yet overcome the Finnish resistance at Petsamo according to reports reaching Kirkenes Two Finnish fishing boats load ed with refugees were reported sunk by Russian warships while trying to reach Varangerf jord from districts west of Petsamo All aboard were said to have been lost The halflight of the Arctic day and the long nights are al lies of the Finns The natural blackout greatly hampers Rus sian aerial activity The Finns By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Churchill an nounces allies sank five German submarines in past week at rate faster than Germany can replace them German passenger liner re ported captured WASHINGTON Presi dent Roosevelt sends spe cial congratulations to Fin land on independence anni versary HELSINKI Finnish courage bolstered by offi cial reports of success against Russia on anni versary KIRKENES Norway Soviet troops penetrate 35 miles in drive across North Finland Finns continue re sistance MOSCOW Communist international publication urges Rumania to sign mu tual assistance pact with Russia ROME Italy watches performances of Italian made planes with Finnish forces against Russia plane crashes near English coast pays tribute to von Mackensen on 90th birthday T 0 KI 0 Newspapers point to United States as potential foe of Japan CAR AND TRUCK CRASH 5 MILES WEST OF HERE Mrs Vern Schoepf 40 and Virgil Sanquist 4 Hanlontown Victims Two persons were dead and four others injured critically in a collision between a car driven by L N Sanquist Han lontown and a truck driven by Harry Homvig Mason City stock buyer five miles west of Mason City on the Twelfth street road alfout oclock Wednesday morning The accident brought the otal number of persons killed n highway accidents in Cerro Gordo county this year to 12 The dead Mrs Vern Schoepf 40 Han ontown Virgil Sanfjuist 4 Hanlon own The injured L N Sanquist Hanlon own broken arm cerebral concussion Mrs L N Sanquisl Han lontown cerebral concussion 3aw fracture Vern Schoepf Hanlontown jaw fracture cerebral con cussion Harry Homrig Mason City cerebral concussion Mrs Vern Schoepf 40 Hanlontown sister to Mr Sanquist was killed instantly and Virgil Sanquist 4 son of the driv er died about oclock Wednes day afternoon from a skull frac ture received in the accident Mr and Mrs Sanquist and Mr Schoepf received cerebral concus sions and were reported in critical condition at the Park hospital where they had been taken in an ambulance immediately following the accident Mr Sanquists left arm was broken and Mrs Sanquist and Mr Schoepf received frac tures of the jaw Homrig was unable lo speak coherently after the accident and WDs taken to the Mercy hospital where he was re ported to be suf fering from a skull fracture His condition was re ported as fair About 30 hogs from the Clarence McGuire farm were in the truck when the accident occurred and a number Hogs which were on their way to market are shown here scattered from the Homrig truck shown at the left The truck was loaded with 30 hoss when Hie accident occurred Lock photo Kaycnay engraving The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday slightly warmer in northeast Wednesday night continued mild temperature Thursday MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night anil Thurs day slightly colder Thursday in extreme northwest portion IN MASON CITY weather statis GIobeGazette tics Maximum Tuesday 51 Minimum Tuesday nighi 24 At 8 a m Wednesday 29 YEAR AGO l Maximum 31 Minimum 23 Snow Tr BRITISH SEIZE GERMAN LINER Efforts of Nazis to Scuttle Vessel Fail Crew Taken Prisoner LONDON Router Brit ish news dispatch from Capetown South Africa Wednes day said British warships in the south Atlantic had captured the German liner Ussukuma 7834 tons The German officers and crew were said to have been put aboard a British ship which was expected to bring the Usaakuma to port as a prize of war Authorities said German at a j kh section of Brooklyn Po tcmpts to scuttle the vessel to y d h h d dj d n avoid capture were unsuccessful It was the third German ship reported lost in the south Atlantic in two weeks The Ussukuma is owned by the German East Africa line She was bound from Hamburg her home port to India with pas sengers and cargo Others Avoid Shaking Soviet Envoys Hand GENEVA delegates Wednesday avoided shaking hands Jacob Souritz Soviet ambassador to France when he attended a meeting of the league of nations budget committee Otherwise the meeting was con ducted without incident Boy 10 Saves Lad Who Fell Through Ice MINNEAPOLIS Minn Kooking one leg around a tree stump at the edge of an icecoaled pond 10 year old Teddy Skcby saved the life of Lawrence While 8 who had broken through the ice in deep water Lawrences brother Gerald 11 drowned NAZISECRETARY FATALLY BEATEN NEW YORK En gelberg 40 secretary to Dr Jo hannes Borchers German consul general was found beaten to death Wednesday in his home in lent struggle SHORRING DAYS LEPJ RUSSIA WARNS TWO NATIONS Rumania Is Advised to Sign Mutual Aid Treaty With Soviet MOSCOW Communist nternational official organ of the Comintern published caustic varnings Wednesday to Rumania ind Turkey Rumania was advised in pointed jaragraphs to negotiate with So viet Russia a mutual aid treaty similar to those concluded by Mos cow with the three Baltic states and vainly proposed to Finland prior to the FinnishSoviet war Turkey was caustically criti cized and warned that British anc French Imperialists are at tempting to involve the government in the European war Both Britain and France hav mutual aid pacts with Turkey ani have pledged themselves to pro tect the independence of Ru mania BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS Will Work Out Plans for Safety Program DES MOTNES for statewide traffic safety program will be worked out at a meeting o Gov George A Wilsons stat traffic coordinating commute Sunday in the governors offic Chairman M C Nelson of D Moines said Cerro Gordo County Traffic Victim No 12 For 1933 were lied outright No one witnessed the accident nd the drivers have been unable remember anything about it ccording to reports at the hos itals Frnnk McGuire farmer osiding 6 miles west arid miles ortli of Mason City was the first erson to arrive at the scene fol the accident V Mr McGuire was returning to is home from Mason City and ad driven north from Highway 18 which is one mile south f the accident site The accident Ccurred at an intersection wlierc herc was a cleav view on all ides As nearly as could bo deter mined by Mr McGuire the acci dent occurred shortly before he arrived nt the scene at approxi mately oclock The injured and dead were in he car and Mr HomriR was in he truck when Mr McGuire ar ived on the scene The sedan was burning around the carburetor Mr McGuire extinguished ihis before he noticed people were till in it Everyone seemed unconsci ous said iIr SfeGnire so I ran to the farmhouse about a half mile away for help and failed lie ambulance said Mr McGuire He then returned to the scene and helped to take the people from the overturned car The in jured persons were taken to the Park hosnital in an ambulance and Mr McGuire took Mr Hom rig to the Mercy hospital I would say that Mr Homrig was coming from the north when when the accident occurred said Mr McGuirc He had been to my brothers The Hanlontown car wai be lieved to have been eastbound on the Twelfth street road and the ca place and loaded the ;