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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1939, Mason City, Iowa HIS t r u r of ic1 urs M o i N c s i 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI rtVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 91939 TiflS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO S3 OFFERED FOR RADIO CHAPEL Russian Envoy Is Snubbed By CHARLES P STEWART Central Fress Columnist CONSTANTINE OUMANSKY the Soviets diplomatic representa tive in the United States is about as popular in Washington as a pet rattlesnake would be The capital doesnt dislike him for himself alone Personally he stood fairly well in official Aged Woman Freed of Murder Charge and social cir cles until re cently He tried to be friendly There was a certain amount of sympathy for him individual ly as the local spokesman for a government that he knew disapproved Oumansky tion to let him know we realized he couldnt help being Moscows quirec resident commissioner for Comnot rade Stalin Relations began to be a bit strained however when Stalin hooked up with Herr Hitler already were on doubtful terms with Berlin Ourembassy was functioning and still is at the fuehrers headquarters hut we havent had an ambassador there in about a year A charge daf faires was on the job Germany had no ambassador in Wash ington either that embassy likewise was being run by a German chargre daffaires Hans Thomsen whos pretty well liked Empty Embassies i ambassadorsenjfltled ctp go Shdme isionally two embassies remain for months in the hands of charges daffaires it to look as they werent very sympathetic toward one an other Well that combination between Stalin and Hitler certainly was re garded askance in Washington Then Comrade Oumansky took a trip home likewise That was all a little trip Yet it came at an inopportune time on account of that concurrent Stalin and Hitler pact At this juncture our American ship City of Flint was grabbed by the Germans and taken into Rus sian waters Our American Am bassador Steinhardt trying to get news of the incident was treated very snippily by the Moscow for eign office The City of Flint got away but it was plain that wed been snubbed That OGPU Story Shortly afterward an American weekly of national circulation pub lished an article concerning Com rade Oumansky In the early days of the Russian revolution Comrade Lenin was the main boss Ouman sky was one of his followers La ter Lenin died Stalin came into power Stalin hated the Lenisls and began li quidating them as fast as pos sible He didnt liquidate Oumansky though because ac cording to this yarn Oumansky joined Stalins OGPU or secret and turning traitor to his previous associates helped Stalin to liquidate the latter I dont know whether the story was true or not Anywayj it placed Oumansky in an invidious posi tion At that point pumansky coming back to the United States was asked by all American news papermen what the facts were I suppose hed no option but to an swer that it would be undignified in him to answer such accusations Consequently the charge sticks a very nice one Soviet Anniversary Shortly before his landing in New York from abroad the date arrived for a celebration of the anniversary of the czars over throw The Russian embassy invited everybody of any consequence in Washington to attend eating caviar and drinking vodka Those blowouts at tha soviet embassy used to draw throngs This last one was an utter flivver Official Washington boycotted it utterly Lots of folks came but hardly anyone of significaance was sig nified Next Oumansky materialized and was greeted clammily Of ficialdom was cool toward him society was colder JURORS ACQUIT MRSVANSELOW AT WEST UNION Thank God Murmurs 76 Year Old After Hearing Decision WEST deliberat ing for 20 hours a jury of 10 men and two women Saturday acquit ted Mrs Adolph Vanselow 76 who was charged with murdering her 77 year old husbandat their home in Oelwein Aug 6 At first Mrs Vanselow who is the oldest person to face trial in Fayette county did not hear the verdict She leaned over to her at torney A C Peterson and in quired What am I Guilty or Thank God she murmured with tears in her eyes when the attorney explained that she was free The juiy reported at 11 a m having taken nine ballots during the 10 hours of actual deliberation Each of the ballots showed a ma jurity for acquittal One ballot was taken on first degree murder two on second degree murder two on manslaughter two on intent to do great bodily injury and two on assault and battery Mrs Vanselow showed little emotion but appeared to be more spry as she left the courthouse here witha group of six or eight and relatives who were charged th at the elderly had killed her husband during violent quarrel The most damag ing testimony was brought by Ben Doty and John Heisner Del wein policemen who testified tha Mrs Vanselow was intoxicatec when they were summoned to th home on the night of the murder The officers stated that they found the house disarranged stove broken and Mr Vanselow bleed ing freely from a wound on the right side of his head The police men also testified that Mrs Van selow admitted hitting her hus band The prosecution contended that beating administered by Mrs Vanselow to her husband with a rod from a stove resulted in his death Mrs Vanselow steadfastly denied the accusations The rod was admitted as evidence after considerable argument between attorneys Shelling of Reds Fails to Dislodge Finns BULLETIN KIRKENES Norway at the Finnish Frontier GOO and 800 Russian soldiers were reported drowned Satur day when Finnish defenders re pulsed the invaders attempts to effect landings near Liinahamari and Petsamo on the Arctic war front BULLETIN COPENHAGEN 0P Press dispatches received Saturday said Hanko strongly fortified port on Finlands southwestern coast had been heavily bombed by Russian warplanes Casual lies and damage were not im mediately determined ON FINNISHRUSSIAN FRONT IN KARELIA heavy soviet artillery bombardment Fin nish forces on the Karelian front north of Leningrad held their po sitions Saturday The Finns held firm despite heavy reinforcements received by the red army to intensify their drive against the Mannerheim de fense line At no point it was as certained have the Russians reached even the outermost points in tlie main line of Finnish de fenses Finnish soldiers required to Man Runs Amuck Kills 5 and Self CHIPPEWA FALLS Wis persons died in flames and unfire near here Saturday under circumstances which prompted hief of Police Edward Holtz to he theory that Donald T Camer on killed his son his wife her parents and an Eau Claire man and then committed suicide Four bodies were taken from the charred ruins of Camerons cottage on Lake Wisota six miles east of here Although they were burned beyond rec ognition Iloltz said he believed they were those of Mrs Louise Cameron about 35 her two year old son David and Mr and Mrs A W Wilk of Minne apolis The Wilks arrived at the cot tage Friday for a visit with their Cheer Fund Total Just Short of V in Eau Claire wear steel helmets and to carry gas masks alleged to this corre spondent that the Russians made two attacks with gas during recent days firing Saturday theivRiissian faapbartjjagnt rtosgtiabout andthe Russians1 whllelinov reserves for ah to establish contact with Finnish forces They sent three tanks with Finns beat of the raid The Russians then resumed their artillery bombardment with their guns levelled directly against the village of Demidov in western Karelia about 32 miles east of Vii puri Finlands second most im portant city The tower of a Greek Orthodox church in Demidov pro vided the Russians with an excel lent range The front near Demidov is held strongly by the Finns Correspondents with the Finnish troops also were required to carry gas masks and wear steel helmets Their inquiries regarding the Mannerheim line were politely disregarded It was indicated that no one outside the Finnish army knows where the real defenses of the line are located daughter i In a cemetery nine miles south of Chippewa Falls the police found the body of Marshall Brenden There were two bullet wounds in the head Nearby was a cartridge shell sim ilar to those found in a German type pistol with which Holz said Cameron shot himself Camerons body was found in the garage back of his cottage Brenden about 40 operated a filling station at Eau Claire A relative said that Brenden checked his receipts about p m Friday and startedhome HONOR ROLI PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 5 Claude Holbrook Mrand Mrs Frank Benson Ladles Aid of First Methodist Church Helen E McCoj G N Chapter P E O The II Alpha Clasj Congrega tional Church Out ol the Amy and Lon Lake Township Club New Tolal Amount Vet Needed 500 2110 WILL DECIDE ON FINNISH APPEAL OVER INVASION Growing Indications of Choice of Soviet LatinAmericans Seen GENEVA JP The league council Saturday handed Finlands indictment of Russia on charges ol aggression over to the assembly session opening Monday with growing indications that the league would have to choose between ousting the soviet or losing Latin American members Argentina was reported to have spiked a move to let Rus sia remain in the league if Mos cow so desires by declaring in effect Latin America or Rus sia British reluctance to oust Rus sia was understood to be melting S J420 5131580 Police who found the body said the money trere missinr Holtz said Cameron Jiad teen before the determined American stand Latii Sins ADOLPH VANSELOW by Jury Shortly afterward umped on Finland Russia Believe me this country is pro rinnish The Finns have paid their var debts regularly Finnish Min ister Procope gets a glad hand at the state department Russian Representative Ouman sky gets a cold shoulder Socially hes persona non grata any way Illinois Minister Is Killed in Accident Wisconsin Man Held OAK FOREST 111 Rev Henry Anderson 45 Kan kakce 111 was killed Friday night when his automobile collided with one driven by Leo Lange 32 Racine Wis Anderson was returning to his home from Davenport Iowa He was accompanied by Mrs Emma Hobinson 63 and Virginia Jones 4 of Dixmoor 111 Police said both suffered bruises Anderson was for 14 years pas tor of the Second Baptist church at Kankakee Lange was held for the inquest UST A LITTLE short of the goal set for S a t u r day was the Christ mas Cheer Fund But that was no discour ager to those in charge of the solicitation be cause in years gqne by thir Mason Tiie councils second private ses sion of the day handed the trial1 over to the assembly Russia wa not represented either at this ses sion or the morning opening wliic received the Finns appeal Finlands whitehaired delegate Rudolf Holsti was called before the body to present his country formal demand for moral con demnation of the soviet union Although Jakob Surits the Rus sian delegate was not present a the council meeting he stayed i he Te Band Fel a filling station here at a m shot and wounded three men and fled with a few monutes before fire was discovered in his cottage Neighbors reported hearing the sound of gunfire near the cot tage shortly before the lire Cam eron was seen running from the house to the garage Earl Redard filling station at tendant told Holtz that Cameron held up and slugged him Redard staggered from the station and flagged down two motorists Frank Babbitt and Sam Jloleen of Bloomer As the trio conversed Redard told po lice Cameron leaped into his automobile drew alongside the other car and fired two charges from a shotgun The pellets struck Redard in the abdomen inflicting a serious wound Holeen was wounded in one eye and Babbitt in the shoul der Cameron then fled The cottage fire was reported a half hour later Police found the charred bodies of the four victims and Cameron lowsTise iip in the final few days of the campaign and send the fund zipping over the goal which this year is There isnt the slightest reason to believe that this year will be any different One of the donors Saturday voiced the view that in giving to this cause doing his part to in sure against Empty Stockings in Mason City on Christmas morning he was giving effective expres sion to the gratitude that is in his heart for the BLESSING OF BEING AN AMERICAN And what a blessing that is Have you considered the mat ter in that light Its just another argument if other arguments are for rushing along a gift in check or in currency to Christmas Cheer Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason Iowa The solicitation will be brought to a close at 3 oclock on the after nono of Saturday Dec 23 Thats not two weeks away youll note The call is for action and NOW Minneapolis Woman Admits Attempting to Poison Father MINNEAPOLIS Minn Police held without charge Satur day a 24 year old woman who ad mitted putting rat poison on her fathers pic because he was cruel to mother Officers were called to the wo mans home after she had told members of her family about the poison attempt A police squad rushed to the father who was a night watchman on a WPA project and found him becoming ill from effects the rat poison Taken to general hos pital father was found to have suffered no serious effects Tennesses Vols Leading Auburn 7 to 0 at Half Tennessees Volunteers seeking a bid for the Rose Bowl game in Pasadena Cnl on New Years day were leading Auburn 7 to 0 at the half of their allimportant football battle Saturday afternoon In one of the few other games on the schedule Southern Meth odise led Rice 7 to 6 at the end of the iirst quarter SO SHE FLUNKED COLORADO SPRINGS Mrs Daisy Ward flunked her drivers license examination She collided with a truck while the examiner was in her automobile SHOPPING LEFT BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS British Steamer Is Sunk Near England LONDON wireless mes sage picked up here Saturday said the British steamer Brandon 6668 tons had been sunk by a torpedo off the west coast of England Nine of the 43 crewmen were reported lost and four injured the others being rescued LOOK INSIDE FOR The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair and mild Satur day night Sunday partly cloudy somewhat colder MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday somewhat colder Sunday and in north Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 49 Minimum in Xight 34 At 8 a m Saturday 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 13 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the week beginning Dec II Upper Mississippi valley Gen erally fair except for rain period early in week and at close mild early in week colder middle Northern great plains Gener ally fair except for some light precipitation in North Dakota dur ing middle and latter portions of week mild early in week colder durine middle and latter nortdons ton Koo Chinese delegate Dr Koo had the delicate job of deciding Chinas vote on Rus sia which has been a source of arms for China in her against Japan Earlier he had called on Kfchard A Butler and Joseph PauIBoncour British and French delegates Great Britain and France wer said to have agreed to back tl Finns appeal as far as Helsink desires to press it including sup port of a move to expel Hussi from the league Allied sources indicated Britis hesitation to support the expul sion demands had vanished atte Britain and France had balance their chances of the soviet friendship against possible effec on opinion in neutral countrie particularly the United States an Latin America League sources indicated that in the role of a de fendant with Finland as the complainant and the Latin American states proponents o the expulsion movement as almost certain to be convicted Assemblymen representing a league members will elect a DC council probably excluding IV Baltic states and China as possib friends of Russia They are pected then to appoint a smn committee to decide whether th Russians are aggressors 60000 Gas Masks to Finland From British LONDON fin were reliably reported Saturday have arranged to supply 60000g masks to Finland CARL SENTMAN SHEFFIELD MAY BE NEW OWNER Contract Is Filed for District Court Approval Up Dec 16 A contract for the purchase oC Hadio Chapel in Mason City for 550000 was filed in districtcourt here Saturday by W A Westfall receiver for the evangelistic en terprise and the Hev Carl J THE REV CARL J SENTMAN Sentman Sheffield the prospec buyer A down payment of 52500 was made at the time the con tract was signed on Nov 16 it showed but it will not be bind inff until approved by the dis trict court The hearing was set by Judge 31 H Kepler for 10 oclock Dec 16 The contract provides that an additional payment of is o be made on Jan 1 1940 at iVhich time Mr Sentman will take over the property if the contract s approved TWO BRITISH STEAMERS SUNK Neutral Japanese Freighter Azuma Mam Feared Lost LONDON fierce con lict for rule of the seas added two British steamers to the rapidly mounting toll of shipping losses Saturday as the British captured a German ship and reported sink ng at least two and possibly three nazi submarines One neutral ship the 6646 ton Japanese freighter Azuma IVIaru was feared lost and an other the 2400ton Danish steamer Scotia was reported sunk in ihe North Sea with 31 of her crew killed The Azuma Maru flashed an SOS from Scottish waters Friday and was not heard from again The f purteenth week of the sea war least 122 lives 13 one German and possibly nine neutrals the Aziima Eight persons including Cap tain Harry Necdham were miss ing after an explosion destroyec the 751ton British steamer Corea olf the east coast England Fri day night Seven of the crew were saved Nine crewmen of 43 were re ported lost when the Britisl steamer Brandon 6GG8tons was torpedoed off the west coast o England Four of the crew were injured A warship brought the 3468 ton German steamer Hcrtiiiiig Oldendorff into a British port She was the IBth ship cap tured by the British since the war started Tonnage of captured ships now totals 91622 in addition to the r German vessels totaling 86871 tons sunk by the allies or thei own crews to avoid capture Germanys attack on allied se strength reached a peak black five alliei vessels were reported lost Seven lysix sailors are believed to have perished in the five sinkings Although the war spotlight wa on the sea British military force were active on innd and 25000 men between the ages of 20 anc 23 were being registered for con scription expected early nex year Land forces also were moving to combat sea losses The official food trades organ food manu facture said government ex perts were working on a plan to eliminate wasted weight in food shipments and double the amount of food which could be carried by merchant vessel The 1st of each month thereaft er he will make a payment of until Feb 1 1941 when the pay ments jump to monthly in creasing to monthly Feb 1 1D43 and monthly Feb 1 1946 Any balance remaining is payable Jan I 1951 Almost exactly a year ago Dec 13 1038 Evangelist Bur roughs A Waltrip announced that he had resigned his direc torship of the chapel following a disagreement with his board of directors over his salary A few days later the board resigned and the selfstyled Louisiana reinstated jieadptihr enterpV founded Financial difficulties were ibo much for him to overcome How ever and on May 16 1939 he filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy and Mr Westfall was appointed receiver Mr Waltrip left Ma son City soon after on an evan gelistic tour through southern states and is not known to have been back in Mason City since Mr Sentman who was born Jan 3 1911 in Hardin county in tends to make Radio Chapel into a Christian center he said and hopes to cooperate with other Mason City churches I think that Mr Waltrip proved that there is a need for that type of work in Mason City he said n answer to a question he added that his work would differ from his predecessors in some respects I intend to hrins in the na tions best Bible teachers and evangelists and to endeavor to make it a real missionary cen ter he explained but refused to reveal details of his plan until the judge had ruled on the sak The youthful evangelist was reared in Steamboat Rock where his father C E Sentman has been a merchant for 23 years He at tended Wheaton college Wheaton 111 and was graduated from John Fletcher college Oskaloosa in 1933 with a bachelor of arts de gree majoring in Bible He was married to Ann DeBries of Steamboat Rock soon after his graduation and they founded the Saginaw Gospel center in Sagi naw Mich where they remained for eight months The Gospel center is still operating he said They then engager in evangel istic work throughcut the mid western slates July 1935 HARRISON SPANGLER Says Iowa to Be More AntiNew Deal in 40 PAGE 2 Mason City Cagers Win in Double Tussle Here PAGE 11 31 Fingers Lost in Cornpicker Accidents PAGE 10 Cerro Gordo AAA Is Reduced 11 Per Cent PAGE 18 RADIO CHAPEL Toward ItsPurchose Taken ;