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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRISS FUU LEASED WIBES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 1939 MAIOH CITY THI BRIGHT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 45 HELSINGFORS BOMBED AS RUSSIA INVADES FINLAND nresident Kallio Declares War on Reds To Maintain Constitution Countrys Defense Finland Declares War on Invaders BULLETIN LONDON Minister Chamberlain declared Thurs day it was quite obvious that soviet Russia wants to dominate Fin land and termed Finlands attitude in the negotiations with Mos cow from the outset unprovocative Chamberlain told the house of commons the government deep ly regrets this fresh attack on a small independent nation which must resultin freshsuff ring and loss OSLO circulated out confirmation that soviet Russia is demanding three naval bases on Norways northern coast Norways coast on the Arctic ocean is separated from that of Russia only by Finlands narrow corridor to northern waters LONDON exchange telegraphdispatch from Hetsinq fors Thursday said that President Kyoesti Kallio issued a proclama tion declaring waron soviet Russia proclamation said that with a view to maintaining the country s defense and the constitution the republic of Finland has declared astate of war The dispatch said that Russian forces had occupied all the Fisker peninsula Helsingfors Bombed by Soviet Warplanes 25 STATES JOIN IN CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING Iowa Among States Observing Turkey Day as in Past Years By UNITED PRESS The traditional last Thursday of November brought Thanksgiving to 25 states today For five of them it was the second Thanksgiving this year Those Colorado Idaho Texas and New with 23 others observed the au tumnal feast of the harvest n week ago The 20 states which rejected President Roosevelts proclamation to advance the observance A one Fritz Kuhn Found Guilty of Grand Larceny Forgery r T m xr Kody Blow lo Nazusm in America Seen in Fuehrers Conviction Christinas shopping and delayed OieJr forma celebratibris liiSfil Thursday were Alabama Arkansas Arizona Florida Kansas Kentucky Iowa Minnesota Nevada North Carolina Oklahoma Tennessee South Dakota Wisconsin and the six New England states where Thanksgiving first was observed more than 300 years necticjit Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island and Vermont New England led Thursdays formal celebration At Plymouth Mass where a small band of pil grims invited their friendly Indian neighbors to join themin giving thanks for the first harvest their new homeland the scene was dup licated with a national Thanks giving dinner Rail air and bus transportation companies reported that the double holiday possibly had reduced their total holiday travel Advance res ervations in states observing the 30th fell far short of the business done in states which observed Nov 23 But even as a week ago the Thanksgiving observances in the various states did not adhere strictly to proclamations of the governors One governor R L Cochran of Nebraska did not fol low his own proclamation He had proclaimed Nov 30 as Thanksgiving Then Atty Gen Walter R Johnson ruled that the presidents selection of Nov 23 also was official Cochran observed the 23rd by having turkey dinner with his son at Culver Military academy in Indiana Thursday on the date he chose he worked at his desk because he said I dont think any public official should have two Thanksgiving days NEW YORK Kuhn the nazi fuehrer for the United States was locked in a Tombs prison cell Thursday and enemies of his movement saw in his con viction of larceny a body blow to American naziism Antinazis expressed them selves privately They gathered around Herman J McCarthy assistant district attorney when the verdict was returned Wed nesday night to congratulate him The jury had found Kuhn guilty of grand larceny and forgery in his handling of the funds of the GermanAmerican bund He received the verdict with a poker face and marched off stoi Its Fun Its Simple Its Profitable The Chuckle Contest Turn to the WantAd Page Now for Complete Details 19 SHOPPING DAYS LEFT announced would be imposed Tuesday He is liable to 30 imprisonment The 12 businessmen of the jury deliberated eight and a half hours before deciding that he had stolen from the bund The orig inal indictment had accused him of thefts totaling move than 000 but two of the 12 counts were severed before tile trial began and Judge Wallace threw out five others for lack of evidence Kuhn was convicted of the five remaining counts Under the first two lie was guilty of first and second degree grand larceny in tahinp from the bund treasury to pay for mov ing the furniture of his golden angel Mrs Florence Camp across he country She testified that she repaid which the state contended he had pock eted He was guilty of second degree larceny in embezzling a S5QO legal fee which he had pretended to pay to Atty James D C Murray and two counts of forgery in conceal ing this theft with false entries in the bunds accounts When the jurors had been dis missed Kuhn was sworn and gave personal information which is a preUminaiy to sentencing He testified that he had no previous convictions a fact that probably will firing his sentence consider ably under the 30 year maximum The Camp affair was he highlight of Hie trial Kuhn testified that he had paid to move the blond divorcees fur niture from Los Angeles to New York and laler to Cleveland be cause she was a bund sympa thizer CRUSHED TO DEATH OELWEIN WVAlbert Hoth 55 Great Western railroad re pairman was crushed to death be neath a boxcar he was fixing when it began to move unex pectedly BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair in northwest considerable cloudiness in cast and south partions probably light rain in south and extreme east portions Thursday night and Friday slightly warmer in west and north portions Thurs day night MINNESOTA Generally fair in south increasing cloudiness in north portion Thursday night and Friday slightly warmer in southeast and extreme south portions Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 50 minimum In Jfight 8 A R a m Thursday 25 YKAR AGO Maximum si Minimum They Lead in Notions Defense ELJAS ERKKO Foreign IWinislcr Riiss Ships Begin Seizing Islands in Gulf Attack Viborg BULLETIN HELSINGFORS Finland Unoffi cial sources Thursday estimated casualties in a midafternoon air raid at hundreds including a large number of dead HELSINGFORS Russian troops and bombing planes launched an invasion of Finland early Thursday Within a few hours red army forces had t 1 V i on planes had twice bombed Helsingfors the capital and set the port of Viipuri in flames and warships had begun seizing Finnish islands in the Gulf of Finland An exchange telegraph dispatch from Helsingfors said that Finland had declared war on Russia following the invasion Finnish antiaircraft batteries fought back at the invading bombing planes which di rected their first attack on the capital upon the Malm airport on the outskirts Later bombs fell in the heart of the city Viipuri 65 miles from the soviet border was attacked by warships as well as bombing planes Sections of the port were in flames Foreign Minister Eljas Erkko declared the Russian attack was the purest aggres sion imaginable As the reason for the attack he said the pretext was used that we invaded Russian territory and our troops threatened Leningrad We havent clone anything of the KintU The triple attack came less than a day after Russia broke off diplomatic relations with Finland less than two days after she had unilaterally denounced the Finnish Russian nonaggression pact less than two months after she had first made territorial demands upon her little neighbor Finland had refused to PRESIDENT KALLIO War on Reds to Russia as Latvia Estonia and Lithuania had before her The diet Finlands one chamber parliament w a s called for a session at 8 p m 12 noon C S T to re ceive a statement from For eign Minister EJjas Erkko and to vote confidence in the government Officials said the session would show the unity of the nation in its gravest crisis in answer to Russian charges that the government does not have the support of its people Antiaircraft batteries en gaged in several battles with Russian flyers after invading warpianes had bombed the Malm airport outside the Fin nish capital An air alarm sounded at a m a m C T was ended at p m a m C S ties were not immediately de termined The Russian fleet after taking Seiskari was believed to be heading toward other Finnish islands in the Gulf of Finland Seiskari is near the narrow neck of the gulf jusfc west of Kronstadt Port of Leningrad Russias second city The government has taken no step as yet regarding the removal of itself or civilians from Helsingfors The capital is regarded as strongly forti fied against naval attack Preliminary orders to the public have been drawn how ever and as a precaution some government papers were burned in the basement of the capitol Viborg on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland apparently was heavily bom barded from the sea Red army troops began BARON 3IANNERHEIM Defense Council early T i x of Leningrad under incendiary bombs dropped protective soviet artillery fire on Ensoe set fire to several along the whole length of the buildings including a hospital border which was destroyed Casual Soviet warpianes swoopecj ;