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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NEW YEAR EDITION HARlON t Hsr MEM 4fr oepr or coup THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH OWANS NEGHBORS Index to HEADLINES of 1939 Sports Champions of 1939 in Mason City North Iowa PAGES 1 2 and 3B Pictorial Review of Year in Mason City Community PAGES 5 and 8B Weatherman Did Best to Slake Life Interesting PAGE 10B Rising Tide of Business Also Felt in Mason City PAGE 1C New Library Nearly Ready for Opening PAGE 2C MacNider for President Move Making Progress PAGE 3C World Var Dominates Review of 1939 News PAGE 4C D v REDS DRIVEN BACK INTO RUSSIA Nazis to Win Asserts Hitler Iowa Singer Attendance Record Set But Fair Has Big Debt PAGE 5C Radio Chapel Revived Purchased for PAGE 1C Reopening of Radio Chapel by the Hev Carl J Sentman its new owner has been set for Monday instead of Sunday as previously planned Day by Day Calendar of 39 Mason City Events PAGES 8 and 9C Band Festival Biggest 39 Event for C of C PAGES 10 and 11C All Time High Set in Home BuildingHere PAGE ID Dreher Murder Top Iowa Crime Story During39 PAGE 5DV iBcies thtoEffect Jan 1 PAGES6 and 7D North of 39 AsSeen byCameras Eye i PAGE SO Hqtchirison Springs Civil years old diedon Dec 26 Royalty VisitsNorth Iowa 10 Big Stories of 1939 PAGE Warner Blewett 17 Dec 28 pleaded guilty to murdering Dorothy Carter 14 near Col well onDec 11 and was sen tenced to serve a life term in the penitentiary 8 Year Old OntjesMNider Case Continues Into 1940 PAGE 10D CF A Ontjes has served no tice ot appeal to the supreme courtfrom the verdict granted him and his associates by Judge Henry rj Graven Traffic Takes Toll of 13 Lives in Cerro Gordo PAGE11D An auto accident near Rock well Dec 21 brought to 13 the highway traffic toll for 1939 in Cerro Gordo county when Charles Griffen 77 Hampton died from injuries received when the car inwhich he was riding skidded on icypaving FUEHRER TELLS PEOPLE OF WAR AIMS OF PARTY Traditional New Year Receptions Cancelled Because of Conflict BERLIN Adolf Hitler Saturday expressed his conviction that 1340 would bring victory to and declared the reich was fight ing for the construction of a new Europe In a yearend message to the nazi party the fuehrer stated Germanys clear pre cise Germany and beyond that Europe must be liber ated from the oppression and constant threats which today as in the past origin ate in England The new Europe Hitler de clared can not be shaped by the outmoded forces of a decaying western only those peoples and forces are called upon which in their con duct and their achievements can be spoken of as young and produc tive K f Hitler cancelled his traditional New Years receptions at the chancellery lor the diplomatic corps German cabinet defense forces the nazi other officials because of the war Instead wellwishers will en ter their names in a special visit ors book Newspapermen were reminded that receptions were cancelled also during the World war In messages to the army and the nazi party however Hitler invoked Gods blessing on the reich and declared that ahead of the Germans lay the most serious ADOLF HITLER Must Win DemosAsk G OP s to Love Feast WASHINGTON the approval of President Roosevelt the Jackson Day Dinner commit tee has broken precedent to invile republican congressional leaders tp be honor guests at that tiadi political love Scon By JOHN SELBY Associated Press Art Editor NEW state of Iowa supplied some of the best singing Friday n i gh t the Metropolitan opera has heard all winter Thesource of supply was Harriet Hcnders nee Hen derson who came from Marengo Iowa to the Met ropolitan by way of south ern California and several of the most prominent opera houses of Europe Friday night Miss Hea ders sang the role of Sophie Big Time in Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier one of the most strenuous of modern operas It was a perform ance so far as Miss Men ders was concerned of great merit She won her audience one of the largest of the holiday season with her first few notes after her second act entrance and never lost her hold This in spile of the fact that her second act costume was un fortunate and she had the difficult competition of Iolte Lehntann and Rise Stevens The Iowa soprano has made her own career from the start having sung in radio and church and hav music until she saved enough to take her to Europe in 1929 for study in Vienna She has sung leading roies in G r a z Vienna Prague Salsbur and other European houses In the first 45 weeks of her oper atic career at Graz she sang 62 performances of 15 ntajor roles The Midnight Shift Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Satur day except alonsr Missouri boundarymoderate cold wave northeast and northcentral Saturday nifht Sunday gener ally fair colder in east and south Monday partly cloudy not so cold west and central MINNESOTA Fair Saturday night and Sunday colder Sat urday night with moderate cold wave in extreme southeast Monday partly cloudy with ris ingtemperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at R a m Saturday Maximum Friday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Snowfall WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the week beginning Mon day Northern great plains General ly fair warmer Monday colder Tuesday or Wednesday and at end 21 9 above 12 0 0 Tr struggle for existence or nonexis tence His message in part The year 1939 was a year of a proud test for the great German army You victoriously used the weapons entrusted you by the German people in the struggle forced upon us It was possible in hardly 18 days through the co operation of everyone to rees tablish the security of the reich in the east and to set aside the Ver sailles injustice At the end of this historical year let us remember the com rades who scaled their faithful ness to the people and reicu with their blood For the ensninr year we fo ask the Almighty who during the past so visibly took us under His protection again to vouchsafe His blessing to us and strengthen us in fulfillment of our duty For aheaa of us lies the most serious struggle for existence or nonexistence of thf German people We enter upon the most deci sive year in German history After saying that Germany was fighting for construction of a new Europe Hitler declared that arms this time must be definitely wrenched from the hands war mciters and war declarers we fight not only against the Versailles injustice but for the prevention of a still greater in justice which would take its place He gave a long summary of nazi dom s achievements and observed that eighty million people cannot m the long run be kept from par ticipating in the worlds wealth All the measures we have taken hitherto neither robbed nor in any way harmed the rest of he world They merely gave to the German peo ple the things which other na tions lonf had Nevertheless Jewish interna tional capitalism working with so cial reactionaries in western stales succeeded in setting the democra tic world against Germany Hitler repeated his charge that ireat Britain and France did not want peace while Germany did Poland of the Versailles dic tate no longer exists he wrote Central Europe he said been pacified during 1939 by a series of epochmaking events lamely the establishment of the rolectorate of BohemiaMoravia tional democratic feast here Jan 8 Added to this innovation lhc invitations to the republicans declared that President Roose velt s speech at the dinner would be nonpartisan in character Saturday came sotmafferChairmanJames A called the democrat national committee to meet here r a time and place for the partys presidential nomi nating convention The invitations sent out by lormer Attorney General Cum mings chairman of the District of Columbia Jackson Day committee immediately provoked speculation as to whether thepresident would devote his address to a call for national unity insolving internal and foreign problems Some ob servers expressed belief that it meant Mr Roosevelt would not disclose his intentions regarding a third term at that time Those known to have been fre llckets the dinner which will cost democrats S100 a plate were Senators McNary of Oregon and Austin of Ver mont republican leader and as sistant leader in the senate and Representative Martin of Massa chusetts house republican chief The president is of course aware of this letter Cummings wrote them andl am authorized to say that he not only hopes that you will attend but that his ad dress on that occasion will be strictly nonpartisan in character Permit me to add my oivn earnest wish that you will honor us by your acceptance V There was no immediate indi cation whether the republicans would go to the dinner but there was comment from that party On Farleys call for the democratic committee Republicans said the tixmg of the committee meeting date was the break for which they have been waiting The out of power parly chieftains indicated they would defer their national committee session until about a week after the democratic meeting in the hope of gaininga strategic ad vantage by setting a later 1940 convention date than their on poncnls Leaders in bolh parties have beer jockeying for posilion on Ihe committee and convention dates for weeks although some politi cians discounted claims that the republicans would gain an ad vantage by knowing in advance of their own 1940 campaign the democratic candidate and plat torm WELL KlD t HOPE YOU DO ABETTED Edison Is Homed Secretary of Navy Should the democrats decide on a short and snappy campaign be tween their convention and elec tion day and fix late July or early August for their nominating con clave some observers argued Hie republicans might find it vantageous to hold their conven tion later Also holding of the republican convention laterthan the demo cratic meeting might avail the prcsen minority party nothng moie than the name of the demo nate standard bearer U js lain Ibnl the Roosevelt record will I WASHINGTON JP The white house announced Satur day that Charles Edison had fen appointed secretary of the navy President Roosevelt will send inn nomination to the senate when congress convenes next week Edison has been serving acting srcrclary since the several months ago THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HELSINKI pre dict major Dattle imminent as Russia replaces inexperi enced troops with veterans PARIS French report sinking of German sub marine parliament sets up S5180000000 war budget for 1940 BERLIN Germany re ports scouting flights over England and France Hit ler in New Years message says Germany fights to liberate Europe from Eng lish oppression B E L F A S Ireland disturbed by re ports of military precau tions in Dublin feais civil strife work ing man seeks to syvoid regimentation in wartime BELOW ZERO WEATHER SEEN DBS MOINES zero weather may strike northern Iowa for the first time Saturday nignl the weather bureau said Saturday Forecasters warned shippers to protect for opencountry readings down to five below Saturday night predicting a moderate cold wave in the northwest and northcen tral sections of the state The mercury dropped to a mini mum of three above zero Friday nJSh at rouncil assome of the coldest weather of the sea son was experienced in Iowa ctv nHrKes olnes Chrl City and Dubuque Saturday morn some sections to light dnpie and freezing mist Temperatures Saturday morning ranged from 12 to 20 degrees Ihl wlh jJShvvays in the state nor mal although slippery in spots Generally fair weather was in store over the weekend the bu reau said although skies were ex pected to become partly cloudy Monaay Charles City and Sioux City re Ported readings above normal Sat1 urday morning but the mercury i GENERAL G M STERN New Drive U S Set for Yearly Night Out By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Americas annual night out New Years eve will be celebrat cd in typical paper hat fashio over the weekend Because the first day of 194 falls on a Monday many of th nations parties will be held Sat urday night leaving Sunday fo religious observance of the holi day In Chicago hriweyer as crousjother ottheicon Vivjal folk decided to delay thci celebration until Sunday night Municipal authorities in mos communities ordered a relaxing o he restrictions on restaurants an averns but made it clear tha drunken driving and rough eon duct would not be tolerated Times Square ivill be the focal point of the big New York celebration which will end leg ally at a a m CJiicagoans will observe Hie arrival of the new year in the hotels restauranls and streets of the loop be a dry holiday in Nebraska because oE a law nro ubiting the sale of liquor from midnight Saturday night until m Monday Hotels and hot spots did not lack for reservations how n With foresight police in som ommunities offered to furnish ifrs for party folfc who dficiJe best to keep away from a steer ng wheel Railroad and other ransportation companies were Manning special owl service to ielp get the celebrators home Missouri has a state law nro the sale ofliquol fom idmght Saturday night unti midnight Sunday but night spoti epprted a steady How of reser vations mostot them for parties Saturday night LOOK INSIDE FOR IHRS ALICE BURNS Musician Sought in Young Girls Murder PAGE 2 Schedule Highway Short Course PAGE 6 stood below me normal mark in therest of the state Fridays maximum reading was 29 degrees at Davenport The highway patrol sajd high ways m states adjoining Iowa were mostly normal but warned of slippery sections where recent sleet and snow have fallen BELIEVE FIRST MAJOR FIGHT IN WAR IMMINENT Finnish Ski Troops Penetrate Russian Territory in North HELSINKI onslaughts which drove in vading Russian forces across their own border north of Lieksa were reported Satur day by the Finnish high com mand This is the third point al which Finnish communi ques have reported the red army thrown back across its own frontier the other two bcinjr east and south cast of Lieksa 200 miles from the southern end of the border In addition unofficial re ports have told of a penetra tion of Russian territory by Finnish ski troops in the Sallii region farther north The action reported Satur day occurred southeast of Kuhnio which is 50 miles north of Lieksa The wars first major battle wan imminent Saturday many military experts believed as veteran red troops replaced raw conscripts under cover of a continuous artil lery bombardment of Finlands Karelian isthmus defenses With Russiancannon raising font the iFInnish In some sections Hie youngsters whom iKo Finns have beaten back since the war started Nov 30 i Belief that Russia was prepar ing for a general drive was bol stered by reports that Gen K A Merelskorr had been removed as commander of the campaign against Finland Apparently the Finns had not yet heard Moscow reports that Gen G M Stern one of Bus si as most illustrious military men bad been pitted against them suc ceeding Merelskoff Use of captive observation bal loons n an attempt to learn the Finnish positions on the isthmus The Finns indicated this nia neuver would not be successful since they are abc to dig into mennative woodlands so ex S Viipuri largest city on the isth mus and the second largest m Finland continued to undergo artillery lire Normally of 55 000 population it now is almost com pletely empty w There were no new repoils of operations on soviet soil which they were said to have pen etrated at two points on the east ern front and at a third in the far north All were said to be aimed at cutting the Russian rail road to Murmansk Reports in ski scouts had cut iO 000 Russian troops from commu nications with their base near on he eastern front These dispatches indicated the Finns were gathering a force to surround the Russians and push them into a decisive encounter east of Kcmrjarvi SUGArVQUOTAS ARE ANNOUNCED Wallace Puts Total at 6725 100 Short Tons Raw Value WASHINGTON UR Secre ary of Agriculture Henry A Wai ace Friday announced the 1940 ugar quota will be 6725100 short ons raw value Following President Roosevelts nnouncement this week that the ugar Program will be put back nto effect next year Wallace an ounced the exact allotments for aomestic producers and import quotas for off shore areas dmestic beet sugar quota was established at 1559T695 ton compared with 1566719 tons last year The mainland cane sugar quota was set at 442823 tons compared wih 424727 tons fart ;