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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 4 i r M T of i r c S u 7 I M THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IQWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 19 1939 TlilS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 61 NAZI SHIP CHASED INTO US HARBOR Pew Is for Let Alone Economics By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist It was President J Howard Pew oE the Sun Oil company who recently addressing the congress American industry said in ef fect thought not in those exact words Let na ture take its course in the matter of eco nomic develop ment President Pews thesis was that na ture left to it self automati cally is pro gressive but that human tinkering han dicaps if it nullify it He doesnt believe in artificial plan ning Its the laissez faire doc trine which the United State started off with And look Oi Magnate Pew advised at the progress this country made dur ing its initial century Until a few generations ago he observed government dietatec economics were the rule anc nearly always ended in disaster Until a few generations ago How many Well Joseph tried an experiment the kind in Egypt The Bible has advertised it as a huge success However modern critics have been a bit skeptical As Kipling remarked Josephs meteoric rise to comptroller of supplies was a fraud of monstrous size on Pharaohs swart civi lians That was quite a few genera tions ago And Egypt hasnt been any outstanding economic wonder since then From1776the United CStates assuredly if J Howard Pew doesnt actually Britain Speeds Up Air Sea Warfare on Nazis CITE VICTORIES BUT LOOK FOR VIOLENT TIMES Churchill Claims Many Successes Reports on Large Air Encounter LONDON fierce ac celeration of war at sea and in the air Britons have been warned by Winston Churchill first lord of the admiralty that rough and violent times lie ahead The naval full scope of aerial against and the Toy Shop to Be Opened by Cheer Fund Egypt hassinceB C days under Josephs system President Pew makes out a pretty good case Ive no doubt he said what he meant From Welliver But I think its a good betting that his words were furnished to him by Judson Churchill Welliver Sun Oil companys publicity man ager Jud is an interesting character There are mighty few press agents to compare with him Ive known him ever since he was a reporter on the first newspaper I ever worked Sioux City Jour nal After that he was connected with various other dailies President Theodore Roosevelt sent him on an investigatorial mission to Europe He was very thick with Teddy Presently he was publicity manager of Warren G Hardings presidential cam paign Next he was under Hard ing chief clerk at the White House lasting over into the Cool idge regime Hegave both Warren G and Cal considerable advice some of which he says they took but when lie discussed the international questions with them he relates that they invariably referred him to tlie state department which wasnt so plastic Long on Ideas Charles Evans Hughes and Frank D Kellogg were the state secretaries he had to deal with He states candidly that the reason he found Secretary now Chief Justice Hughes so recalcitrant was that the latter was profound ly ignorant of overseas conditions and he adds that Kellogg was a great deal more so I surmise that he actually did know more about foreign affairs than either of these two Teddy Roosevelt thought extremely well of his judgment anyway comparative quiet on the western front was brought home with the disclosure that the greatest ail battle of the war was fought Mon day over the German coast and Churchills declaration that a considerable proportion of Ger manys cruiser strength was put out of action last week Groat Britain claimed these suc cesses against the German navy within the past week V V Scutflcil after entrapment by British crusers Hie 10000lon pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spce Sunk in the North sea One submarine and one cruiser of the 6000ton Koeln class thc Koeln Karlsruhe or Koenig Crippled by torpedoes in Hie North sea The 6000ton cruiser Leipzig and the 10000ton cruiser Bluecher or her sister ship the Admiral Hipper The air ministry announced of about 24 German fighting iufessweri down sey en British bombers onaccpiintT eel for after hot battle over Helgoland bight German North sea naval base iioxon ROLL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED S laOW Carpenters lqcal Union 1313 1000 Central P T A 200 ergc L Payne Plumbing and doctor Fnenil Clearv wholesale Grocery Co i Seta Sigma Phi TylerRyan Co1 Edith Lye C i N W Womens Club 100 Mason Cily fits Club 6000 lepiier Jewelry and Optical Co Ilethleliem Lutheran Mens Club Seventh and Eighth Grade Uoys Cliai ot First Ircsbjlerian Church liirJey Allen loo impendent Uakinff Company Journeymen Harbers Local CIS MonroeWashinclon p T A International Ilanesler Emctloies Mrs Andrew Faaborc Meservev L P Iowa Brokerage 2 Two More GlobeGazette Fm ployes New Total Sum Yet Needed The British there looking airmen had for German gore war ships at sep but found nnly a strong air force in action declared 34 of 52 at tacking British planes were shot Also reported was a mass Ger man air attack on 14 fishing boats off the east coast six of which were sunk The British public long impa tient for action also learned from Churchill Monday night in hastilyprepared broadcast that the first Canadian expeditionary force had landed for a period of intensive training on British soil before going to the western front The first lord of the admiralty disclosed tlie Canadian troops had been escorted across the Atlantic by our main battle fleet by way of illustrating that British mari time communications were unin will not say unim the war at sea His broadcast dealt primar ily with entrapment of the German Docket battleship Ad miral Graf Spec ami licr subse quent scuttling at Montevideo He cited the battleships alter natives of interment or com ing out to fight ami ffoing down in battle which would have been honorable for her Turning to the struggle for con trol of the North Sea the first lord said British submarines had had the best week I can remem ber in this or the last war Then he launched into the ex ploits of the submarines Salmon and Ursula credited with putting out of action three German cruis ers sinking at least one To the Salmons credit also was the sink ing of a German submarine ear YES OF ALL A S SOCIATED WITH THE C H R I STMAl CHEER FUND CAMPAIGN v vereupon three Photographer Missed But Snowball Didnt Dick Farrer photographer For the Masonian Mason City high school yearbook is just about to get it in the neck literally He was after a picture after the seasons first heavy snowfall Tuesday morn ing when he came upon three junior college girls He didnt gel a FINNS STRIKE AT RUSSIANS Report Successful Attacks as Reds Lose 4 Planes Oy er Helsiitiki Jud ought to have been n white I licr in the week house private secretary instead of a clerk DS VC lakc strength Thus a considerable propor tion cf the total German cruiser was put out of action ill it that lies furnishing at least single week And that the same language to Captains of industry j week in which on almost the other side of the globe the pocket battleship Graf Spec met her in glorious end Many vexatious tasks lie be fore the royal navy and before its comrades in the merchant navy and as I always warn you rouah and violent times lie ahead But everything that has hap pened since the beginning of this war could give the nation confi dence that in the end difficulties will he surmounted the problems solved and duty done on the subject of economics I wouldnt wonder if he furnished some ideas also he has lots of them Jvtd is on intimate terms with every public man of any conse quence in the country and equally so with every nessman big busi Christmas Gifts Tree Hidden Money Destroyed WATERLOO de stroyed Christmas gifts a Christ mas tree the living room furniture snd that had been hidden in a davenport Monday at the home of Dr Alex Watson Loss in the blaze believed to have started from a spark from the fireplace was estimated by firemen it S2 KILLED FALL CEDAR RAPIDS Albert C Martens 44 of Mrywood lit construction companv superin tcnent was killed when he fcil 10 feet from a at the Elee tvic Light and Power phml where he diverting in allation of a siccl smokestack cial CHristma Cheer toy shop was being pu in readiness fo opening W e d nesday morn ing to serve those found deserving of partici pation in the Fund Second fina preparations were being made fo the special Christmas Cheer bene fit over KGLO beginning at oclock Wednesday night and con tinuing into Ihe wee morning hours Third there was the goa of 51500 the absolute minimum needed for a guarantee again Empty Stockings this Christmas tide Contributions of almost exactlj had been received in twenty four hours This rate must bi HIGH LIGHTS OF BENEFIT PROGRAM AVednesday nights Christmas Cheer Fund benefit program starting at oclock over KGLO and continuing past mid night will include the following Baml directed by Carleton Stewart Carolers and trio under Miss Fllcii Smith Chamber of Commerce chorus unrtcr James J Fitzgerald Hamiltons jrirls glee club under Mauritr Lumlliolm Vocal numbers by Winifred Storcr and Betty Senncff Accordion numbers by Ernie Gerardi Request numbers by Mack and His Truckers maintained it the goal is to be passed by Saturday afternoon Tile largest contribution on the Wednesday list S50 came from the Mason City Elks club Thii group has for years been a prin cipal supporter of this cause Merchants and jobbers were be ginning to swing into action with gifts especislly appreciated by those in charge of the Toy Shop Organized labor has not been found wanting cither a tact re flected in the contributions from the carpenters and the journey man barbers in the above list The fact that this cause has the friendship and indorsement of these groups is no less appreciated than the generous monetary con tributions Reports continued to come in from numerous places of volun tary contributions from employe groups such as the one Monday of S6050 now grown to S63 from GlobeGazette employes and the one above for S831 from Interna tional Harvester employes In such group giving lies the principal hope of success for this years campaign If such a solici tation effort isnt underway in YOUR group why dont YOU take the lead Thats all thats needed doubtless Contributions slinukl be brought or miicd to Christmas Clucr Fund Care GlobcGaicUc Mason City Itma air force was reported officially Tuesday to have carried the war into enemyterritory striking at Russian units on both sides of the boundary Finnish warplanes said the army communique made suc cessful attacks with bombs and machineguns on both sides of the boundary on enemy forces on the March supply columns and enemy forces in camp and at rest Four Russian planes were shot down and possibly this number will be revised upward the com munique continued describing Finnish defense against Russian raids Helsinki for the first time since the opening days of the war again was raided About 20 planes dropped 32 bombs in the capital area some 600 pounds others of 400 Thus far no damage has been reported in Helsinki itself most of the bombs having fallen in sub urban areas Planes also were seen over Hanko coastal fortress town in the southwest but no damage was reported there By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS report a daring daylight patrol raid on German lines allied su preme war council reported to have agreed on aid to Finland raid ers turned back without harming Finnish capital oc cupy Pitkajarvi and report progress in drive to sever FinnishSwedish land com munications say 34 of 52 British planes were shot clown in aerial battle of Helgoland Monday puts losses at seven planes and says 12 Germans w ere downed sweeping British success against German navy claimed MONTEVIDEO Hint Graf Spue was lured to doom by sale ofBritish oil to naxi auxiliary vessel LOOK INSIDE FOR BURTON K WHEELER Says West for G 0 P Unless Demos Liberal PAGE 2 Truck Meat Cargo Destroyed in Fire PAGE 20 picture of them but Myrnc Donaldson 519 Sixth street southeast left scored a direct bit Mary Gicrc 9 Vermont avenue southeast and Tcan Heslind St Anscar look as if tbcy are about to provide some more of the same Lock plioto Kayenay cneravine Ice Coats Highways in North Iowa as Temperatures Drop Motorists Urged by Patrolmen to Use Caution in Driving Night Sports Trend Is Top Item of Past Year PAGE 13 Uropping temperatures Tuesday on severalhighVaysin North Iowa and motorists were urged by the Iowa Highway patrolmen to use caution A temperature of 31 was re ported at 8 a m Tuesday in IMason Cily and vicinity By noun the temperature had slid to 29 and at 3 p m it was re ported around the 27 degree mark Northwood reported a tempera ture of 22 and Albert Lea Minn had a reading of 24 at 8 a m Tuesday Tuesday mornings snow at first created slushy driving Later in the day as the temperature dropped the highways became spotted with ice It was pre dicted that temperatures would continue to fall Some drifting was reported by the highway patrolmen On highway 65 about six miles north of Mason City a slushy drift of about a foot was re ported Other small drifts were noted by the patrolmen and sev eral cars were reported in the clilcli Snowploivs were reported at work in several sections FIRE DESTROYS GIRLSDORM Parsons Students Were Nol in Building Because of Vacation FAIRFIELD 1 a Parsons college girls dormitory burned Tuesday morning The fire was discovered in the bajsc nicnl at 6 a m by the house mother and soon swept upward i DISCUSS HELP Allied WarCouncil Considers Moral and Material Assistance BULLETIN PARIS was re ported Tuesday to have advised Great Britain and France that there was slrong hope of stand ing off tlie red army all winter if urgently needed supplies arc received from abroad and if Ihe usual heavy snows fall at Christmas time PARIS allied supreme war council was reported Tues day to have decided to give all moral and material aid possible to Finland without weakening their own war with Germany It was understood that the main subject under consideration at the threehour meeting was the pos sibility of giving effective aid to the Finns in their stand against Russia Prime minister Chamberlain who has been in France inspecting British troops attended the meet ing Premier Dalndicr also at tended REPORT BRITISH RUISER FIRED SHOT OVER BOW US Naval Pilots Observing German Freighter Off Florida FORTLAXJDERDALEFla oil freighter flying the nazi swastika anchored a mile and a lalf oft shore under observation of U S naval pilots Tuesday after pursuit by a vessel which coast juardsmen believed to be a Brit ish cruiser The navy planes were identified by the coast guard as units of the United States neutrality patrol Tlie coast guard said it was investigating reports that he cruiser fired a shot across the bow of the freighter in an at tempt to stop her outside the harbor Appearance of the two vessels here followed closely reports pub lished in a Miami newspaper that British warships were off the Florida coast waiting to pounce on the 32565 ton German liner Columbus which left Vera Crux Mexico last week on an attempted dash home Lieut J W Maliu executive offi cer of the coast guard base said he had kept the two vessels under observation since mid morning Shortly after noon he left in n coast guard boat to establish their identity The oil freighter whose name was not visible was seen to break out its quarantine flag as it ap proached the harbor Port Manager E T Sparkler identified the tanker as a Ger man vessel from its Hag Plain ly visible from Fort Everglades Spangler sent a pilot boat to meet the vessel which dropped anchor about one and one halt miles oft shore Overhead flew several U S navy planes that were identitied by the coast guard as members of the nations neutrality patrol Meanwhile four United States destroyers which left their Key West base hurriedly Sunday re mained at sea There were unconfirmed reports here that the German liner Col u m b u s was making its way through the Florida Straits The Columbus put into a Mexi can port at the start of the war to avoid capture and has just started a hazardous return trip to Germany IDENTITY OF CRUISER NOT ESTABLISHED WASHINGTON coast guard announced that the German tanker Arauca put into American waters near Fla Tuesday The highway patrol reported a very heavy snow in the vicinity of Eldora Tuesday morning with visibility reduced to 700 feet and highways completely snow cov ered The weather bureau said most of the precipitation in other parts of the state consisted of rain turn ing into snow and melting as soon as it struck the ground Temperatures the bureau said were a iittle colder over the state Tuesday morning except in the north central and northeastern portions averaging above normal 12 degrees the consuming story Tiie college and third been closed since Friday and all the girls were out of the building The damage ias not yet been evaluated YOUNG SLAYER GROWS WEAKER CHARLES condi tion of Warner Blewett 17 year old slayer of his 14 year old sweetheart Dorothy Carter re mained critical here Tuesday Hospital attendants said the youth who swallowed poison aft er slaying Mins Carter near Col well one wccK ago is weaker The highway patrols report of road conditions said Northwest 30 degrees overcast snow falling highways icy Southwest cast snow highways wet and slippery North Central 35 degrees over cast snow falling highways wet Northeast 34 degrees overcast snowing highways wet 8 degrees over visibility medium 4 SHORFMNG DAYS LEFT Norwegian Ship Runs Aground 69 Saved OSLO Norway An 8D8 ton Norwegian passenger ship Kronprinscssc Martha ran aground off Stavanger Tuesday and capsized All but one sailor of the 70 aboard were saved DIES AFTEK COLLISION ST PAUL Minn Anne Reynold 2B of St Paul was killed here Monday night when thrown out of an automo bile by the force a collision BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS The Weather FORECAST IOWA A X D MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloud and colder Tuesday night Wednes day generally fair rising tem perature in afternoon in ex treme west portion loiva shippers forecast for Tuesday night Northwest 10 northeast ami southwest 15 southeast 25 IN MASON CITY GIobcGa7ctte weather statis tics Maximum Monday 48 Minimum Monday night 31 At 8 a m Tuesday 31 Precip Rain snow IS inch Snow 15 inches Rain which started late Monday turned to snow during the night as the temperature dropped provid ing the first snow to remain or the ground so far this fall YEAtl AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 10 Port Everglades afternoon appar ently to escape a British cruiser One unofficial report received here said that the tanker had been cruising near land when the cruiser tried to stop it with a shot across the bow The tanker was said to have fled into American waters Exact identity of the British cruiser also had not been estab lished early Tuesday afternoon JOHNSON BACKS AAA PAYMENTS G 0 P Congressional Committee Hears Iowa Farm Problems Covered DES MO INKS Johnson president of the Iowa Fnrm Bureau federation Tuesday told the republican congressional farm committee that the present AAA should form the basis ot whatever direction we take from here on out Defending agricultural pay ments as the farmers tariff Johnson offered four suggestions for improving the program in the coming session of congress The suggestions were Make the program as non political as possible Larger farm payment appropriations Improved administration practices Simplify the program by eliminating dupli cations in ihe various federal agri cultural repartment agencies Oscar Ilelinc of Marcus presi dent of the Farmers and Grain Dealers association of Iowa asked the committee not to scuttle the present farm program The four republican Iowa con gressmen attending the hearing Tuesday H O Tallc ot De corah C C Dowel of DCS Moines Ben Jensen of Exira and Fred Gil christ of Laurens ;