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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 13, 1940, Mason City, Iowa I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON E H isr MEM 4 DEPT Of oes UCM VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATES PRESS AND UNITED PftESS PULL LEASES WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 13 1940 MASON THI IRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE II Information Please Look Inside for Inside Facts About New Library Building F R PROPOSES Restricting SOVIET TROOPS cm HUM m uri n m Welfare FINANCIAL HELP voted Down FOR DEFENDERS Information is what uants about Mason Citys new public library building and one of the new features of this remarkable building is an information desk in the main lobby of the building Here is Miss Cicely Hinton assistant reference librarian explaining where things are to Miss Tommy D Priest assistant principal at the Mason City high school Other information and many pictures too concerning the new library building will be found in this edition of he Mason City GlobeGazette on pages 89101112 Kayenay Camera Store photo in Hampton Safe Gone and county officers and American Railway EJcpress officials r Saturday were office at Hampton The burglary mystified the investiga tors since it occurred in the busi ness section of Hampton Friday and the combination ol the safe was worked The loss was discovered by Agent Leslie JJerrioU of the Ma son City office who has been in charge of the Hampton office dur ing Manager E V Butchers va cation The money routed from the Central National Bank md Trust company of DCS Moines to the Farmers State bank of Kana wha was being held in the Hamp ton express companys office until it was to be transferred to a train headed for Kanawha The money came to Hampton aboard the M and St L Friday morning and was placed in the i safe of the express company at a m by Mr Herriott At p m he went to get the money to place it on a branch line train and found the sum missing He immediately notified the American Express office at Mason CityjThe Mason City office sent its route agent W E Dresser to Hampton to investigate From Des Moines Supt J D Anderson of the company and State Agent D A Bender also came to Hampton to probe the burglary The express office is located in Oldsmobile garage building two blocks fromthe courthouse square which is in the center of town Approximately half a dozen per sons were seen entering and leav ing the office during the hours from m until p m Mr Herriott was not in the office the entire morning since he tran sacted business elsewhere at in tervals Visitors Will Be Shown Library on Sunday Afternoon The new building of the Ma son City Public library will be open from 3 until 6 oclock Sun day afternoon when persons may visit this remarkable build Ing Mrs Howard OLeary president of the Mason City Womans club with assistants from the club wit act as host ess through the v American Troops Are Trained to Use Skis WASHINGTON north ern New York Minnesota Alaska and other snowcovered Americar areas troops are being drilled this winter to if need be to skis and snowshoes like the Finns War dcparlmeni officials said Saturday however the training was in progress long before the Finns demonstrated the possibilities of war in the snow by turning back the invading Rus FIGHT FLAMES IN SHIPYARD Firerten Hampered by Additional Explosions in Plant in England LONDON Firemen fought flames which spread through the Yarwood Shipbuilding plant at Northwich Cheshire Saturday after an explosion which broke windows within a quarter mile radius Officials said no sabotage was involved The blaze destroyed the main building of the shipyard Further Explosions hampered firemen Northwich is about 30 miles southeast ot Liverpool in the west ern part middle England and is situated on the river Weaver a tributary of the Mersey MILITARY BALL HELD IOWA CITY dancing was mingled with pomp and ceremony as University of Iowa students danced to the music NO 84 3 DIE ON WINTRY ROADS Congress Cautious on Aid to Fin land WATERLOO MEN RANINTOTRAIN N SNOWSTORM The Weather FORECAST x IOWA Cloudy snow in east and south Saturday night and m southcentral and extreme east Sunday except generally fair Sunday in northwest some colder in northwest Satur day night MINNESOTA Fair in south west partly cloudy to cloudy in cast and north Saturday night and Sunday snow in extreme northeast and extreme southeast Saturday night slightly colder Saturday night in southwest portion rising temperature Sun day except in extreme south cast IOWA SHIPPERS FORE CAST for Saturday Night Northwest 5 degrees northeast and southwest 10 degrees south east 20 degrees about the same in cities IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday Snow YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 27 Precip 12 Snow 2 inches WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday Upper Mississippi valley and northern Great Plains Not much precipitation likely temperature mostly seasonable beginning of week followed by colder by mid dle or close Possible Violation of American Neutrality Is Apparently Feared WASHINGTON approached Finnish aid proposals Saturday with as much if not more caution than is being dis played with respect to huge de fense expenditures Fear of possible violation of American neutrality dominated the apparent reaction in both parties to President Roosevelts suggestion that the lawmakers work out legislation in a spirit of nonpartisanship to give the little Baltic republic financial assistance Republicans contended it was the responsibility of the chief ex ecutive to initiate a plan Both house and senate were in recess Saturday until Monday fol lowing house passage Friday of the first appropriation bill of the session This was a deficiency measure providing S264611252 for increases made during the current fiscal year which ends June 30 in the army navy coast guard antispy and neutrality patrol personnel These increases were ordered by Mr Roosevelt under an emergency proclamation issued after the war broke out in Europe last Septem ber Thisbiliwillbe the seriate appropriations commit tee next week About the same time a senate appropriations sub committee under the chairmanship of Senator Byrnes D S Car will start an inquiry to determine whether the navy is spending ex isting funds wisely in the light of experiences in the present conflicl abroad Considerable opposition to ap propriating the sisoooaodoo which the president has recom mended for defense in the next fiscal year beginningJuly 1 has been expressed in both houses This attitude on the part of several legislators has been even more emphatic with respect to the Vinsora bill which would not actu ally appropriate SI300flOO000 of naval build ing Committee action on half a dozen pending bills to authorize loans and other support for Fin 23 13 17 Trace Mrs Dakin Elected Vice President of Northeast Chapter A proposal to redistrict the state social welfare system was rejected by 112 directors work ss and county officials repre senting 29 North Iowa counties at the northeast chapter of the Iowa Association of Social Wel fare conference in Mason City Saturday The change would have di vided the state into six districts instead of the present four The northeast district would have have been reduced to 15 counties Several of the members ob jected to the change because it would reduce the possibility of obtaining outstanding speakers and would necessitate raising the registration fees In rejecting the proposal the northeast chapter joined the southeast district which also voted against the plan Mrs Louise Hlorehouse IVa verly was elected president of the northeast chapter during the business session of the one day conference in the Hotel Hanford Mrs C E Dakin Sla son City was named vice presi dent and Addison Lee Water loo was elected secretary Manchester was awarded the next convention which will be held in late spring A need for old age insurance which has arisen during the pas few years was pointed out by John W Donnelly member of the Waterloo bureau of old age insurance duringtheluncheon PORT OF FINNS Reinforcement of Both Sides at Salla Front Reported in Dispatches in the Hotel Hanford Donnelly explained that in meeti the 1880s it was not necessary t provide for persons of 65 year and over as industry moved at a slower tempo and a man couk always return to his farm tc spend the rest of his life But now he pointed out industry is mov ing at a faster pace and the bacl to the farm plan is not possible He also revealed that the 1940 census is expected to reveal 8000000 persons of 65 years of age and over In 1970 he slated about 15000000 persons will be Go years old and over String music during the lunch eon was furnished by high schoo students under the direction o Miss Marjorie Smith D H Fitz Patrick assistant county attor ney Mason City was the toast master A roundtable session for ok age assistance workers led bj Miss Margaret Whyte supervise aiiu umer support lor cm ss argare ye supervse land will await reports on them in the department of social wel from thestate and treasury defare highlighted the ifternoor partments and the Reconstruction meeting Talks during the fina Finance corporation meeting were given by Mrs Pru dence Tomlinson Lyle division o GHAPIN SAFE SEEN IN LAKE Franklin Officers Recover Records and Ledgers From Water Agent D A Bentier of Des Moines Saturday announced that the safe stolen from the west side Farmers Ele vator at Chapin last Sunday was spied in Seeds lake west of Hampton Friday night by sur veyors who were working near the lake Later Friday Agent Bender Sheriff Fred Schweigcr and a de puty sheriff went to the lake and operated floodlights to search for the vault They recovered records and ledgers belonging to the ele vator and Saturday were still at tempting to recover the safe Investigation proved that the burglars evidently had dumped the safe from a vehicle at the north end of the dam and slid it off on to the ice where it broke through where the wafer is esti mated to be 35 feet deep child welfare and Miss E Grac Young assistant in he depart mcnt of vocational rehabilitation C W Barlow Cevro Goido coun ty attorney was the chairman In explaining the program foi the blind in Iowa during UK morning meeting Mrs Ethe Towne Holmes executive secre to house canvassing was the onl effective method for the distribu tion of products made by th blind COPENHAGEN W i t h of soviet troops from part of Liinahamari the Arctic port of Finlands Petsamo district was reported Saturday in Stockholm while Scandinavian correspon dents said reinforcements of Finns and Russians on the Salla front Indicated imminence of a major battle These dispatches said all ex cept one Russian cruiser had left Uinahamari and that the Finns had cut the road to Salmiiarvi also in the Arctic area thus complicating Russian sunply service In southeastern Finland on the Karelian isthmus the Russians were said to have set up loud speakers advising the Finnish de fenders to surrender within 48 hours or the Germans are com ing In the Salla sector one report from a Danish newspaper corres pondent in that sector said the red army had at least 40000 men there and had been bringing up more in recent days He said the Finns also were reinforcing anc preparing an attempt to encircl the invaders A Swedish correspondent saic fresh JJussian Jro9PS were bein dropped by parachute from planes Similar tactics were reported i the Karelian isthmus Friday but the Finns said their marksmen had picked off many of the in vaders in midair and had over powered the others as they touched earth Question Captured Flyer SOUTH FINLAND RAIDED AGAIN Some Buildings Are Destroyed in Helsinki 2 Persons Are Killed HELSINKI Russian bombers raided southern Finland Saturday killing two persons and wounding four in Helsinki alone Some buildings were destroyed and others damaged in the south western section of the capital which had escaped being bombed in Fridays raids Other cities struck included Hy vinkaa where the Russian squad rons carried out two attacks HyvinUaa is about 30 miles north of Helsinki It is on a rail road line running inland from the capital places attended by the blind The Mason City Y M C A was com tary of the Iowa commission for plimented by the speaker for its the blind pointed out that house aid in giving work to a blind mas Mrs Holmes pointed out that since only a fourth of the blind persons in Iowa were able to read braille the talking hook machines uerc a boon to the Wind She explained that 350 of the machines were in use in Iowa now Womens clubs in Iowa complimented on their work in using towels made by blind wom en She stated that 75 women have been provided with work and the Mason City womens clubs have been a great help in this project A new project to provide more work for the blind persons in an effort to keep them off the streets was revealed by the executive sec retary She stated that vending stands will be located in public I seur In Japan she pointed out all the massage work is turned over to blind persons In revealing the work of the University of Iowa hospital at Iowa City Harold A Smith field representative of the state hospitals pointed out that al though the hospital is filled to capacity there are 150 beds empty due to lack of state ap propriations Every person should have the privilege of hospital care Mr Smith explained as he revealed that the quality of care is the in dex of civilization He stated that health should be the fundamental consideration of everyone During his talk the field rep resentative revealed that only stu General Wallenius of the Finnish army and his aids are pictured above questipnine a captured Russian pilot Note the ragged con dition orthe Russians uniform in contrast to the neat and trim appearance of the Finns British Flyers Make Flights Over Austria and Bohemia German Raiders Over England Driven Off Destroyers Attacked LONDON flyers fought off German aircraft on the east coast Saturday while the ail ministry announced that three German destroyers had been at tacked Thursday and reconnais sance flights were completed over Austria and Bohemia Friday night One German plane was shot down off the southeast coast of Scotland Saturday morning Shortly after noon planes de scribed as German were sighted over an cast coast town No guns were heard and no sirens sounded but British fighters were reported also overhead W V Three planes which one ob server said positively were Germanfrom their black paint and the sound of their motors flew over Norfolk The air ministry said the coastal command dropped bombs close to three German destroyers which it sighted Thursday It denied that a British plane had been downed near Luxembougr Friday assert ing it outran four Germans to reach its base safely The German high command announced that two British planes had been shot down Friday one of them when eight British craft attacked German destroyers in Helgoland Bight The air ministrys report ot flights over Austria nncl Bohemia was the first covering these dis tricts although royal air force fly ers had penetrated other parts of the German interior previously The number of planes in what the British called the largest sur r oiuiin cailea me largest sur dents from Iowa are taken m the vcy flight of the war was not dis freshmen class of the college of closed Whether they flew from medicine This policy he said has England France or from bases in been followed for the past four both countries also was a military win oe locaiea in puoiic years secret 21 to Go to Uninhabited Island for New Way of Life PASADENA Cal gel On the island of 15 to 20 miles J away from civilization as it now operates for the lesserprivileged seven families and others totaling 21 persons are going to an unin habited tropical island in efforts to work out a new life for all They expect to depart next Tuesday enroute to East Caicos of Cuba I On the island of 15 to 20 miles m length and 510 miles in width they plan to support themselves and live under modern conditions They will move in with equip ment for electric lighting and radio for a temporary tent city Later they expect to build per manent homes from the islands hardwood forests and establish a broadcasting station while devel oping papaya plants for medicinal use catching sharks for their liver oil and cultivating sisal fiber for ropes Leading the project is R C Ir vine who is to go with his wife and four children He said persons selected for the group felt there was little choice in this country between the monicd classes and the vast stra tum just above the WPA They decided he said if they didnt have enough money to live satisfactorily under standards now existing here they probably should pass up these standards and seek out a life of more mean ing verve and interest The island was made available to the group by Mr and Mrs James Lake of Pasadena Mrs Lakes father John Reynolds ac quired about onefourth ot it and a 99 year lease on the remainder members of the party The party go to Tairpa LOOK INSIDE FOR SIR JOHN SIMON Says English People Must Make Sacrifices PAGE 2 Mason City Cagers in Win Over Fort Dodge SPORTS PAGE Lou Mallory Lukes Travelog Continued COL 2 EDITORIAL PAGE Mitchell Institute at St Ansgar Jan 1920 STATE PAGE i 79 Is 2 Father of Twin Sons MOUNTAIN LAKE Mil Spencer Man Crashes Into Engine as Auto Skids on Icy Highway Three lowans lost their lives in ccidents Saturday as the state as blanketed by snow measuring P to 4 inches in Fort Dodge Icy ighways and porr visibility due the storm were blamed for the ci dents Kenneth Thelander and Clay on Marshall both of Waterloo vere Icilled instantly Saturday ftcrnoon when a Chicago Great estern passenger train struck leir automobile on a crossing at foorland southwest of Fort lodge during a heavy snowstorm According to the report to Dr R Forbes Webster county coro ier the engine struck the rear end t the auto and carried it 160 feet The bodies were found along the The Waterloo men drove to Callender Iowa Saturday morn ing and had planned to visit in Gowrie but due to weather con dition decided to return home at once They left Callender during the loon hour and started for Fort Dodge enroute to Waterloo Six miles north of Callender the crash lappenecl Gus Anderson 60 operator of Ihe Anderson Motor company in Spencer was killed Saturday when his car slipped on icy pave ment and crashed into the side of the Rock Island engine on a rail crossing on highway No 71 about 12 miles south of Spencer The train was enroute irom Rqssie to Webb driving north His auto was de molished The engine was dam aged necessitating dispatch ojCa relief locomotive to he scene As the heavy snowstorm swept into Iowa the northern part of the state bore the brunt of its fall The small white flakes beat down with increasing intensity in Charles City Mason City Iowa y and as far south as Marshall toun and Des Moines Drifting was reported at Mason ity where visibility was poor pearly three inches of snow had fallen at 3 p m Wind blew the noiv at Marshalltown and Des Moines Mount Ayr reported an inch of mow since 8 a m making a total of nine inches on the ground iVeather observers there said it would probably drift later Sat urday Charles City and Ottumwa had wo inches by early afternoon and Des Moines Cedar Rapids and Marshalltown Sioux City had 6 of an inch Heavy snowfall was reported at Muscatine and Iowa Tity Main highways were open but slippery under the snow blanket and snow plows probably will be called into service in most sections of the state before nightfall the highway patrol indicated The storm was moving eastward Saturday afternoon Davenport reporting light flurries since noon V The weather bureau predicted more snow for most parts of Iowa within the next 24 to 36 hours East and south portions of the state were to receive the new white covering Saturday and the south central and extreme cast portions on Sunday Th northwest comer of the state will have generally fair weather however according to the forecast but it will be some what colder Temperature readings over the state were averaging about two degrees above normal Saturday morning All sections reported tIoudy skies while DCS Moincj Omaha and Sioux City already had seen snowflakes Dubunue had a drizzling rain Saturday morning Fridays high temperature resd ing was 26 at Keokuk Mount Ayr had a low of 10 Friday night The mercury was expected to drop to 5 above zero in north west Iowa Saturday night while the northeast and southwest quar ters were expected to have 10 above The low in the southeast part of the state Saturday night would be 20 the weather burtavi said 3 Small Children Are Burned to Death John P Goertx 79 i vjoerix ueamea Ha in automobiles and a truck proudly Saturday at his new twin and then cither buy or charter a sons born Friday to his 16 year cruiser for the voyage io East old wife The couple has 12 other IHILLIPSBURG Pa I Three small children of James beamed I Smith a 24 year old WPA work er burned to death Saturday children when fire swept their flimsy one room home here The youngest child was 2 years old ;