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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1940, Mason City, Iowa T NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NfWSPAMR THAT MAKES Alt NORTH IOWANS NEIOHIOftS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli IJEASES WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 11940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT NO 73 RedsBlame S f or sion GERMAN VESSEL By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Washington has to smile at Mos cWs account that the United Mates was mainly responsible for Russias expulsion from the 1 ague of nations because of the Soviets attack on Finland The Stalin g o v e r n m ent hasnt made this assertion officially but the communis tic press has made it and the Russian press issocom pletely govern n I trolled that it V effect official The state de Vrient doesnt care of course fid its doesnt the United States atti jtoward the Muscovites ex Mi from the league is very hthetic However that Uncle CByad anything actively to dp Year lis referred to as a pert ect Nighwulous idee dist everyone knows we dont pie of Vo the league Weve no tist anVts decisims met Suoscow pess naturally is The of this as the rest sisted irld Its story though is having bington as the biggest the RevJnAmerican republics freshmeathe ballots of the small the enteifus guaranteeing the G MorgjitiRussian unanimity tional sel Badly Stung I vice wJnt surmised in Stalinists f much byY a te firing out oi j e league The notion was thai ley simply would ignore it Evidently thi was a mistake t etting kicked out of that league I spears to have been interpreted I j Y them as equivalent to the ac I on of a social club in kicking out 1 j member as no I verging on the stigma of sentence to the penitentiary V pearly it stung the Soviets fright I iiiy I 11 n i t i a 11 y they temporarily I ished up the tale of their expul I on But seemingly reports of it gan to leak out and they had to I unter them j So theyre trying to explain how j coked it all was i They blame the state depart F ent for stirring up the Latin I merican movement indirectly in Snnection with its good neigh 5r policy American Policy The theory is that we fixed tlie atin Americas to turn anticorn lunistic Now the trulh is of all Latin merican countries Argentina is i ic least friendly to Uncle Sam Our own and Argentinas trade i itcrests conflict Yet Argentina was the f untry to declare for Russias i alsion from the league of na Russia persisted in iU impaign against Finland In short the Argentine stand I it for democracy i These Latin American republic their spells of dictatorialism basically theyre democratic The truth nevertheless is thai i state department was a bil position and the emphasi ith which they expressed them Ives There also is considerable at the fashion i hich they pepped up 11 ague Some officials suggc iat if this is the kind of ague were going to have thencc irward it may not be such a Dad utfit for us to get into By The United Press Noisy millions ushered in a new year and a new decade Mon day and put into their celebra according to police specta tors night club operators ore zip than had been evident e d since the lush of 1929 It was on the basis of re ports from the countrys ma jor centers the United States biggest noisi est and most ajju ILlubL expensive celebration since pre depression days Millionaire and clfcrb alike staged their celebra tions and not exuberance In New York the public cele brations began as early as 7 p m and continued all night Under a special dispensation of the state liquor control authority there was no ban on the sale ofliquor by hotels and bars holdingspecial licenses although paradoxically other forms of merriment were ordered suspended at 5 a m New Yorks millions cast off all inhibitions and by midnight had filled almost every night spot in the city had jammed famed Times Square arid were crowding railvyay and subway stations and millingabout the streets There were more horns and noisemakcrs than usual and a special squad of 1545 police were on hand to see that celebrations did not get out of hand in the amusement area It was esti mated unofficially that New Yorks customary 15000 bartend ers had been Increased by 2000 to take care ot the thirsty who paid from in the less choice places to 520 a head in the swankier night spots for the privilege of enjoying organized revelry There were dice games on sub way station platforms noisemak ers on every hand and motorists crawling through streets jammed with pedestrians The crowds were not bothered by the special police details however for super ior officers had passed the word around that every uniformed man was to have a heart Night spot operators believed their gross returns from the nights festivities would approxi mate 520000000 or about 000 more than the best of recent years The story ranging from white tie and tails to just unrestrained fun in any kind of clothes was the samefrom coast to coast Southern California spent its gayest year end ina decade Los Angeles merchants reported that there was more champagne con sumed than in any similar cele bration of the past 10 years More orchids were purchased and the general whooping it up was ex pected to provide a mass check approximating At Pikes Peak the AdaMan club held its annual calling it the highest party in the shot off fireworks 15 000 feet above sea level Miami Fla found the annual Orange bowl football game Mon Finns Pursue Routed Red Forces day an added incentive to cele brate Unusually cool weather sent many celebrants indoors and cur few laws were relaxed The stand ing room only sign was hungout from the biggest hotel to the mean est honkytonk oh the county line At New Orleans where the Sugar bosvl football game was the days drawing card natives al most put the Mardi Grasto shame with their holiday behavior There were many Tcxans in the crowd there for the night clubs cashed in on the demand Prices generally were about three times above normal Public New Years parties in Pennsylvania were dampened by the law which forbids public sales on the Sabbath Thousands nev ertheless came to Philadelphia to witness Mondays annual Mum lav 1929 mers parade in which 20000 par ticipated Chicago celebrated more ishly than anytime since Police estimated more than 100 000 persons jammed the loop be ginning as ear ly as p m Hotels and night clubs re ported record business with a top of person al it comparativ e 1 y orderly obser vance and p lice said the were less a rests than in many previous years No traffic deaths were re ported on New Years eve Year Celebration Shows More Zip Than Any SineeLush29 Days m nimhwprt V was in amusement area It was esti 000 more thanthe best of recent dav an artriprf MJ T UIIII BEFORE AND IS SEIZED With was a SOVIET DIVISION IS SMASHED IN FINNISH THRUST Remnants of Russian Army Are Hunted in Snow Covered Forests HELSINKI mop up patrols were reported hunting down fleeing remnants of a shat tered soviet Russian infantry di vision of 15000 men Monday and trying for its complete destruc tion Like huntsmen the Finns trailed their panicky quarry through snow and forests in the region of Suo mussalmi ready to fight it out or take prisoners in surrender The Finnish high command reported the great victory Sunday night after the twoday battle in which enemys 183rd division was definitely cut up and for the most part destroyed Remnants of the division were partly scattered in the forest and partly fleeing pursued by our troops toward Juntusranta The enemys losses can be counted in the thousands Juntusranta lies about 27 miles northeast of Suomussalmi on the middle eastern front and is less than five miles from the Russian border Conceivably Finnish pat rols might cross the frontier there in pursuit of the 163rds surviv ors Finland rejoiced over the outcome of the battle which raged through Friday and Sat the greatest upset of the 32 day old war except the war itself However the grim joy in this triumph over part of the vast army list of mvadeis on or within Finlands frontier was tempered by reports from southern and western cities caught in the sweep of Russian bombing planes Apparently hardest hit in the air attacks was the western coast al town of Vaasa on the Gulf of where 30 planes vc ut uitiaioriausm at basically theyre democratic more than 100 bombs in trin 7ioiroiniei four raids within an hour Sunday Fifteen planes were sighted e state department was a bit pianes were sighted irprised though aleased by the Helsinki but despite three of our ssuthern neign ir aarms during Sunday no ors position and the emphasis dropped on the capi tal proper ie int i an i REPORT PLANES REPULSED BERLIN UP The German ilgh command communique said onday that there were no parti ilar events on the western front Enemy planes tried to reach the erman coast Sunday afternoon ut they were recognized in time nd repulsed the communique tion of the infantry division in the Suomussalmi sector The Russian communique ear ly Monday said Nothing oE im portance took place at the front Soviet aviation successfully bombed a number of places Earlier the newspaper Trud organ of soviet industry assailed former President Hoover for his Finnish mmsh bitterly recalled the bonus march of 1932 when Mr Hoover was president Happy Birthday OTifr y of aiason remaining Civil war v celvcJ sreetings cards Monday with Happy Birthday 100 Years engraved on them He also had a birthday cake with Civil War Veteran Reaches 100th Birthday on Holiday One hundred years to a day is Rocklcy Whipplcs birthday greet ing on New Years 1940 the hap piest New Year of his life for the old adage still first hundred years arc the hardest Whipple one of Mason Citys three remaining Civil war veter ans really started to live New Years with a cake bearing 100 can dles and all the trimmings His 100 years havent been so bad ac cording to Mr Whipple for the centenarian has never been ill a day in his life Having kept pace with his younger comrades John R Wil liams and N G Thornc Whipple side in Mason Citys Memorial day parades for more than 60 years It was 1875 when Wiipplc first came to iUason City Wil liams followed in 76 and Thome in 77 They all came to acquire Chippie admits he stayed because he didnt have enough to get back on In 1938 Whipple returned with work The news hjs comrades to Gettysburg to at wne airttntr thn iA fe thC tcnd the of the veterans of the north and south He also attended the Iowa reunion in Des Moines that year During the past year he remained home at 126 Virginia avenue southeast for he FORECAST SAYS 15 BELOW ZERO FOR N WIOWA Other Sections Advised to Prepare for Lows of 10 Below Zero DBS MO1NES lowans celebrated the advent of the New Year they were warned Monday by the weather bureau to prepare for a colder night than they ex perienced all last winter A low of 15below zero was forecast fprirsprthwest Iowa Mon tlif iiiiht whiletHienortheast sec tion and the southern half of the state were advised to prepare for 10 below zero readings Sunday nights low was 3 below in Mason City It was one below at Sioux City and Iowa Falls Sundays high was 16 at Council Bluffs Temperatures generally aver aged 12 degrees below normal in tlie state northerners stayed in the woods until a Sunday night T li e confederate picket line was near a wooden bridge beyond which there was a rise of ground There the rebels were camped Whipple said his company Iiad orders to ride at a walk until the confederate pickets they were to cut spurs and holler Xhey rode over the bridge aud up the rise of ground right into the rebel camp at about 11 oclock at night Whipple said he could still see the rebels scattering in front of their camp fires A number of prisoners were taken and he northerners never lost a man or horse or had a single injury reported As they were leaving the area however Whipple said a snipers bullet nearly clipped Colonel LOOK INSIDE FOR ROBERT FECHNER Head of CCC Dies of Heart Lung Ailments PAGE 2 4 North lowans Admit Crime Wave STATE PAGE slyly suggests that after all he Moore who was talking to him eels a little old When Whipple came to Ccrio Gordo county he owned a team of horses a covered wagon S5 and a dog For 18 years he farmed in Portland township before coming to Mason City For the past 20 years he has resided in Mason City It was 100 years ago Jan 1 1840 that Whippic was born in Medina Ohio When he was a year and a half old he moved with his parents to Jefferson IVis The trip made in company with five other fami lies all traveling by ox carts When the Civil war started Whippic then 23 years of age enlisted in the Fourth Wisconsin cavalry Company E He was mustered in and mustered out at Madison Wis and sewed chiefly around Baton Rouge and Fort Hudson as scout Whippic was one of the dis patch carriers when General Banks was defeated in the Bat tle of Red River After the con federates had been cleaned out of the area the Yankees ran across the rebels near Port Hudson The 3angboard Which Played Music Wins Liars Contest e difficult th year than F Norton Toledo Ohio was Awarded the Burlington Liars yub Inc diamondstudded time store medal lyre Monday br his world championship tall le about a bangboard lhit Jayed corny music I Paw had 10 planks arranged jjrtically on his corn huskinc ciacon and tuned them to the started us boys out by teaching us to keep a steady stream ears in the air and thus to play such slow easy selections as Asleep in the Deep and On ward Christian Soldiers It wasnt long until we had im proved enough to play Dark town Strutters ball and bugle calls place of the town band in tlie countys annual band contest and won first prize with a mas terpiece of bangboard our duet arrangement of Chop slicks Otis C Hulclt founder and president of the club explained that selection of tlie biggest and best liar had been ever before He said the club had received 6820 fibs from members in 33 countries and that some entires from warring nations had been opened and censored We had to look sharp to make sure that no diplomats speeches had been substituted for a contestants lie he said Wliipplc was also in an engage ment at Liberty La where they charged the enemy into an open field and chased them for several miles They got everything they could and by the time they reached Baton Rouge the north ern army had a line of prisoners and equipment that stretched nine miles in length Whipple served three years in the Civil war and came through without a scratch In the three years of service he did not have a day off There was but one day he asked for leave that was the day Lincoln was reolccted but lie and his tentmate Ben Btodgctt finally went on scouting duty be fore the day was finished We were at Macon Ga when peace was declared saidWmp plc recounting his adventures to his friends Monday We went on the march to Vicksburg and I thought we would take the bat home but they took only the dis abled ones We had to get our horses shod Then we took the boat for Shrcvcport We marched to San Antonio Tex where there had been a number of Indian raids Later we went down to the Rir Grande and finally to Browns ville We reached home the fol lowing June During the three years of serv ice Whipple covered the entire southern territory of the war from Georgia to the Indian country in the west Whipple says it was three long years of service but he stood it well and came through without a scratch Monday he came through 100 hardly a it was a happy birthday and New Ycir or Ihc centenarian The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and continued cold Monday night and Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday not quite so cold Tuesday in south west portion IOWA SHIPPERS forecast for Monday night 15 below zero northeast and southern below zero IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 10 above Minimum Sunday night 3 bcloiv At 8 a m Monday 3 below Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum JQ The New Year opened with a continuation of a frigid wave Lunar halos sun dogs were ob served Monday morning as the sun came out The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 13 above Minimum Saturday night below At 8 a m Sunday 1 above 23 inch Precipitation p YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 3 Witchcraft Inflames New Mexico Town MORA N Max witch scare inflamed this little Sangre De Cristo mountain hamlet Sporadic fears of the Spanish speaking folk have reached the courts and state police were or dered to investigate a weird story accusing Evelina Espinosa known locally as the frog man of witchcraft Crowds of mountain people thronged the courtyard while Es pmosa was arraigned He was held for preliminary hearing Jan 8 on charges of Mayhem Acquaint ances quickly provided him SlOOO bond Complaining witnesses Espirjo sas wife and her cousin accused mm of hexing them as the slept Christmas night E E Cooper assitsant distric attorney recounted this story from the testimony The wifes fingers were injure and the cousin Mrs Amadeo neros lost two teeth and her fac looked as if someone had chewec Espinosa acted quecrly Christ mas night made signs on the floo by the womens beds and left th house The women said they becam frightened and locked the dooi Mrs Espinosa said the next morn ing there was a frog in the room but it disappeared when I callc my husband and he entered b another door The people of this backcountrj county scat told Cooper they long had suspected Espinosa of witch craft that he was the man wh turns into a frog and that claimed immortality h British Warship Just Outside Harbor When Steamer Tacoma Stops MONTEVIDEO Uruguay announced Monday Hie German steamer Tacoma wouldbe in terned here for duration of the war The 8268 ton vessel ordered to eave port or be inteined an chored in tlie roadstead Sunday afternoon and remained there in apparent indecision all night Early Monday upon the 5 am deadline set by Uruguay for the departure the government announced the Tacoma would re main and be interned Fifty Uruguayan marines aboard the Uruguayan navys steamer La Valleja went out to tlie Tacoma Capt Hans Know charged hy Uruguay with placing his ship m Hie category of a belligerent by standing by the Admiral Graf Spec when that German pocket battleship was destroyed by its commander Dec 17 ran up a German naval ensign Sun day afternoon and steamed from the inner harbor as the Admiral Graf Spec had done two weeks previously Instead of going on to self destruction as the warship did however the Tacoma dropped anchor just inside the harbor breakwater There had been waterfront re Ports the Tacoma might go io Buenos Aires where she nughtibe treated simply as a avid 168INUS SUFFER DEATH Highway Fatalities Lead in Toll Taken on Three Day Weekend By UNITED PRESS The nation counted at lciit 1G8 dead Monday from violence on the threeday New Year weekend A survey by United Press showed automobile accidents had taken 37 lives since Saturday night The 58 states and the Dis trict of Columbia reported 26 sui cides and a dozen slayings while other fatalities were caused by fire drowning explosion and traincar collision Pennsylvania and with 17 the parade of states in holiday toll DIES AT FOUT DODGE FORT DODGE Quintus Blomgrcn 54 year old Fort Dodge banking official died here Satur day after a long illness owned by the same companyJrTave been anchored at Buenos Aires since the war began Before sailing the Tacoma dis charged to a tug baggage which presumably belonged to the crew borne of the men had boon put ashore beforehand and the num ber remaining aboard was not dis closed One estimate said there A representative of the German legation was at the pier to see the departure The German minister Otto Langmann was said to be drafting a protest to Uruguay against the ultimatum It was considered possible Ihc 9830tone British cruiser Shrop shire was somewhere outside ihc harbor The Shropshire a 32 knnt ship left Rio dc Janeiro baiurflay night in ample finic to have reached Uruguayan wa ters The British admiralty an nounced Sunday night the cruiser Ajax one of three which chased the Admiral Graf Spee into Montevideo would pay a cour tesy visit here soon if Uruguay permits indicating the Ajax al ready may be near The admiralty said the Ajax not seeking to enter to repair damages suffered in fighting the Admiral Graf Spec as has been reported here Foreign Minister Alberto Guani who circv the sailorintcrment order for the Tacoma said no de cision had been reached but it was indicated the Ajax would be permitted to remain at least two or three days Capt Hans Kanow made new protests against the Uruffaayan jrovcrnmenls order issued Sun day morning The protest of tlic Tacomas captain made to the prefect of the port was in hopes of post poning an extension of the gov cnvmcnts departure order des pite a statement by the foreign office Jial there could be no ex tension of permission for the GEHMAIV STEAMER TACOMA by Uruguay at Montevideo ;