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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSORTED PEESS AMD UNITED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MUM DAY MAY 13 1940 PAPER COKSSTS OF TWO ONE NO 187 2000 TANKS IN BATTLE NOW RAGING KILLED AND 6 INJURED IN GUN BATTLE IN OHIO Officers Victorious in Miniature War as Cafe Is Held Up CLEVELAND tticers were victorious Monday in a miniature war ui th a bandit gang over northwestern Ohio leaving two men dead and six wounded There were four gun battles in a Youngstown restau rant another with a deputy I sheriff near Ravenna a third in a 90mileanhour chase by state highway patrolmen and the finale at a police barricade in Cleveland The dead are Alex Jaksic 25 Cleveland identified by policeas one of the bandits and Robert M McLaren 28 Sharon Pa custo mer in the Youngstowu restau rant Police listed the wounded ban dits as John A Juratovac 24 not expected to live William Hcmo vec 24 and an unidentified man all of Cleveland The others wounded arc John Varanches 35 Youngstown waiter James Dionisio 21 res taurant customer and Rohcn Fitzgerald Ravenna deputy sheriff Police listed svents as follows the principal took anautomobile eiurJyiSunaay in Cleveland They to Youngstown and there held up a restaurant The waiter engaged them in a gun battle Mc Laren was killed Varanches Di onisio and the unidentified gun man were wounded Four bandits robbed s i x per sons at a tavern hear Ravenna One of the gunmen dueled with Deputy Fitzgerald along the road and both were shot State highway patrolmen picked up the trail and pursued the gang into Cleveland at 90 miles an hour pouring bullets at each other Radio patrol squads barricaded the incom ing thoroughfare The bandit tar sped up to it and crashed into a voting booth Two men got out with pistols Uomovec was pursued afoot and caught Lying in blood and loot in the car were Jaksic and Jura tovac Judge James W Willett Former G A R Chief Dies i Confidence From Parliament 381 to 0 Tama Man Succumbs at Iowa Soldiers Home Marshalltown FAMOUS REPORTER DIES PINEHURST N Car Morris De Haven Tracy 50 vet eran reporter and editor whose by line was known throughout the country died of a heart ailment in the Pinchurst hospital Saturday night He was vacationing here Since 1935 Tracy had been on the staff of the Boston Traveler where he worked on special assignments and conducted a column DES MOINES IP Judge James W Willett 94 year old for mer national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic died at a m Monday at the Iowa Soldiers Home at Marshalltown Judge Willett whose home ivas in Tama was the state commander of the G A R and also national judge advocate general He had been in poor health for thel ast year and had a break down three weeks ago One of the judges last official acts for the G A R was the in corporation of the Iowa depart ment for another 50 years the de Payments first charter having JUDGE JAMES W WILLETT expired about three years ago The Iowa G AK leader first became judge advocate general of the national organization in 1929 and held the post continuously until his death excepting for the year 19311932 State G A R headquarters here announced that funeral ser vices would be held at 2 p m Thursday at Tama Willett retained his Interest in the law firm which he rounded despite his poor health in recent years He took great pride in the fact that three gen erations were himself a son James II and a grandson w J Willett One of the lastbig in which he took an active part was the defense of the late Marvin T Grattan a G A R comrade from Decorah who was convicted of manslaughter in connection with if tlle shooting of a horse trader at the Decorah fair grounds in Juliana Bernhard and the little The remainder of Grattans eight prmcesses Beatrix years old year sentence was suspended last diid Irene nine months came in year by Gov George Wilson at the same station Monday morn ing They were greeted there by the Earlof Harewood husband of Princess Mary the princess royal The Dutch royalty went to Buckingham palace where they lunched with the king and queen The queen 59 years old last week had set a new record for DUTCH ROYAL FAMILY GOES TO ENGLAND LONDON UR The Dutch royal family including Queen Wil helmina and Crown Princess Juliana and her daughters Bea trix and frene took refuge in Eng land Monday The arrival of Princess Juliana heiress to the Dutch throne was announced first when she and her huslanl Prince Bernhard arrived Several hours iater Queen VVil helmina arrived in London at the Liverpool street station where she was welcomed by King George her daughter and soninlaw length of reign for a Dutch mon arch She looked sad and worn as she stepped from the train She was wearing a navy blue coat and skirt with a dark blue closefitting hat Across her shoul der was a service type gas mask King George shook her hands and kissed her on both cheeks He was wearing the uniform of an admiral of the fleet The Weather FORECAST IOWA Local showers and thunderstorms Monday night and east portion Tuesday morn ing followed by clearing Tues day cooler Tuesday and north and west Monday nighl MINNESOTA Showers and thunderstorms Monday night and northeast and extreme cast Tuesday morning followed by clearing Tuesday cooler Mon day night and south Tuesdav IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Maximam Sunday 86 Minimum in Night si At 8 a m Monday 70 YEAPv AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 32 GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 3 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 73 Minimum in night 53 At 8 a m Sunday eg For like period ending at 8 o clock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 63 Minimum in night 34 At 8 a m Saturday 57 Accentuated by a brisk wind he heat Sunday was the greatest recorded thus far in Mason City Starting from a reading of 66 de grees at 8 oclock the mcrcurv pushed up to the 86 mirk at 3 oclock in the afternoon YEAR AGO Maximum sn Minimum 30 British Not to Land in Dutch Indies TOKIO Britain through Ambassador Sir Robert Craigie has assured Japan that she has no intenton of intervening in the Netherlands East Indies the foreign office said Monday Britain fully shares the Jap anese governments concern over the East Indies a foreign office statement said The British were represented by the Jap anese as believing that Dutch forces in the East Indies were sufficient to maintain the status Quo Britain has no intention of in vening the foreign office said after Craigie had conferred with Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita Japanese newspapers in addi tion lo indicating continued con cern over the East Indies said that allied troop landings in the Dutch West Indies were a menace to the East Indies They had forecast that allied troops might attempt to occupy the Dutch East Indies in response to a Dutch lequest for protec tion Arita Saturday informed diplo matic representatives of the bel ligerents and of the United Slates and Italy that Japan was deeply concerned in maintenance of the status quo in the East Indies But lie press persisted in expressing fear that the war in Europe might spread to the far cast VIADUCT IS PROPOSED DUTCH ADMIT SOME RETREATS AMSTERDAM fqjThe Dutch command admitted Monday that its forces were making strategic retreats under the pressure of heavy German attacks but still held their water defense lines It announced that Dutch forces in western Gelderland the Zuider Zee were taking a stand behind their inundation line against a Ger man force which has crossed the Ijssel river and come into con tact at some points with Dutch forces H said Dutch border troops had withdrawn alfo with small losses to prepared defense positions in the northeastern provinces Germans in the north admitted ly reached some points on the eastern shore of the Zuider Zee In the south the high com mand said German mechanized troops had penetrated to the Langslraat region Hollands great network of rivers howev er still is beyond the nazis on this northward path toward Rot terdam and Amsterdam In the northern provinces he Dutch border troops had fought a retarding action in a section of the country which Holland never had hoped to hold against an in vader In sporadic air activity two German Hcinkel airplanes were reported shot down by the Dutch near Amsterdam while invading transports dropped more para chute troopers Amsterdam had three air raid alarms through early afternoon but up to p m a m no bombs were dropped me Cent President of Mexico Condemns Invasion of Holland and Belgium GUANAJUATO Mexico President Cardenas condemns the German invasion of Holland and Belgium at the same time censur ing those nations which failed to place a dike around imperialist invasion while there was time B L U F F S j Speaking Sunday night in the I utlcf a viaduct over nimp nf u How Nazis Wrecked Nancy VICTORY AT ALL Wars Crisis i wit ft I rlLiL Q y COSTS IS AIM Thinks Writer in Central Press cablephoto shows wrecked buildings m the French eity of Nancy lollovviii an air raid French soldier ae seen in the foreground The pietan was paswd by the British censor Hull Denounces Nations of Oppression and Force Calls on Countries in Western Hemisphere lo Preserve Free Thought WASHINGTON of State Cordell Hull Monday de nounced nations which have re duced science to the sorry estate of a handmaiden of oppression and brute force and called on the nations of the western hemi sphere to preserve free thought and untrammeled science for the benefit of all humanity Addressing the first plenary session of the eighth American scientific congress Hull said that the Americas deeply deplore the fact that a blighting sha dow of cultural eclipse has tem porarily fallen on so many coun tries in other parts of the world Human progress is impossible without a strong moral and spir itual foundation he said A na tion which curbs freedom of thought or denies the dignity of the human soul dooms itself evitably to decadence V Today we witness a stark dem onstration of the possibilities of antisocial and antimoral use of the achievements of science Wea pons made possible by great scientific discoveries and by mar velous technological development have been created and are being created and melded by some na tions in pursuit of policies of ag gression and aggrandizement This compels other nations to create and wield similar weapons in dc CORDEIX HUM in preparation for de fense or fcnsc HulJ spoke as it became ap parent that the European war is about to hit the American lax payer in he pocketbook jeo pardize treasury spending cal culations and involve the na tion in bitter argument over ex tending credit to the allied pow ers Hull said hat it was the task of responsible citizenship ev erywhere to create conditions un der which scientific progress will serve predominately constructive rather than destructive social and moral ends For neither social organization directed toward ensuring Ihe greatest good for the greatest numbers nor the cultural and spiritual values which the over whelming majority of mankind cherishes nor science cannot advance when it is nut permitted to extend its explora tory activities wherever the quest for truth may lead Science cannot flourish when it is forced into the narrow con fines of national frontiers Its pro gress is founded upon a universal fellowship that knows no distinc tions of race or creed or nation ality of class or of group The nations of the western hemisphere he said arc su premely fortunate that thought is still free and science is still un Irammclcd BLISTERING 94 HIGH IN STATE Inwood Has Warmest Temperature Decorah Has Lowest With 48 DES MOINES ip lowans donned summer gear again Mon day as temperatures held to levels 10 degrees above normal Skies however were cloudy to partly cloudy over much ot the state after the warmest weekend of the year The 9 3 m temperature here was TJ itself can be expected to survive a i Sunday liieh was a oj at Inwodd the weaker bureauVe eancf Sunday nights ow h M e ot the Mexican people the i wi imj IVIIAIUUII peOuiC inf North Ucstern and Illinois chief executive said he was pro1 VWHI J tcstinS to the whole world against III rt ItfcArf L way will be discussed at the city council meeting Monday night the newest outrages committed by militaristic imperialism cnce for antisocial and anti moral ends he continued Such abuse inevitably cre ates conditions in which thought is science cannot flourish where freedom of thought docs not exist Science was 43 at Decorah Showers and thunderstorms were predicted for Monday night md Tuesday with cooler weather in prospect for Tuesday Iowa Falls Marsnalltown Dav enport and Ames reported traces of precipitation STATES LEADER Germany Is Staking All in Blitzkrieg to Win Quickly Is Belief BULLETIN LONDON house commons Monday gave Prime Minister Churchills new war government a vote of conii deuce 381 to 0 By HUGH WAGNOX LONDON Minister Churchill warning that the allies are in Die preliminary phase of one of the greatest battles in his tory declared Monday his new government had but 0210 aim Victory at all costs Without victory here is no survival he told the house of commons as parliament was called from vacation to hear his appeal for a vote of confidence for the new cabinet of unity His policy he said is to wage war by land sea and air with all our might and with all the strength God has given us against a monstrous tyranny never sur passed in the dark and lament able catalog of human crime Churchill warned of many many months of struggle and suf fering ahead Earlier an author ized source told of possible heavy blows to the allied cause as Adolf Hitlers legions smashed into the lowlands r Germany apparently ii stak ing almost everything in an at tempt to win the war quickly a British source said and speed ing an attempt to drive a wedge between lie Dutch and the Bel gians while throwing numbers of parachute troops into belli ml I helines action Britons should not be disheart By DEWITT MacKENZIE Associated Press Staff Writer The Hitleriaii blitzkrieg thus far bus been met with probably bet ter than normal expectancy by the defenders The battle crisis is growing Monday morning but the allies having performed the essential iask of preventing the nazis from overrunning the two little neutrals in the first few hmirs can gather satisfaction from their own steadily increasing strength Every hour now that the allies are able to hold the attack raises their powers of resistance through It nf T ened when they hear withdrawals he said at a time of certain reported these when Germany successes 1 A drive into Licgc strat egic Belgian stronghold with fall of the citadel of the forts although outlying forts still arc holding out 2 A flanking drive west of Liege to Warcmme 13 miles away 3 Conquest of Luxembourg 4 Conquest of northeastern Holland and opening of breaches in central Holland lo a point only some 35 miles southeast of Amsterdam At home Britain felt the tight ening pressure of the increased war effort launched under the leadership of the prime minister who reorganized Ihe government over the weekend Churchill put two laboritcs into his war cabinet Clement R Attlee as lord privy seal anil Arthur Greenwood as minister without portfolio and a third Herbert Morrison into the gov ernment as minister of supply In the air war on the continent the air ministry announced suc cessful bombing attacks during the night on the Waalhaven air drome near Rotterdam which the Germans had wrested from Ihe Dutch for the second time The air force it said also had at tacked communications in Ger many between the Rhine md Dutch frontier and heavily bombed enemy troops advancing through eastern Belgium Churchill received a great ova tion as lie appeared The retiring prime minister Neville Chamberlain wh o m Churchill made lord president or the council in thf new war cabi net also received an ovation Churchills war secretary An thony Eden told a questioner in the house that he hoped to make an earlystatement on immediate formation of a voluntary corps composed of older men armed with rifles and Bren guns for in stant action in any locality in Britain in view of the imminent danger of enemy parachutists landing in this country arnvals forcements of AngloFrench rein Postmaster Farley Is Invited to Speak at Farley Iowa May 22 DUBUQUE ftp Postmaster James A Farley lias been invited to speak nt the dedication of the new town hall at Farley Iowa May 2L Farley is in Dubuquc county Us population is 650 next 24 hours are likely to be crucial in what both the Ger man and French press Monday agree is the greatest attack in his tory The nazis increased the fury of their assault Monday morning in an effort to achieve a quick suc cess HenHitler would appear to have gambled everything on a speed which would give him an other Norwegian triumph This may easily be the turning point 01 the whole war A German failure to break through in the immediate future and achieve the objectives of their blitzkrieg may cost them the war I dont mean that the conflict would necessarily end at once but the end would be in sight Obviously the thing cuts both ways and a great nazi success now would leave he allies in a des perate position rf The Germans Monday mornin seem to have summed up their achievements accurately They claim Jo bo swarming over most of the northern half of the Neth erlands to control Luxembourg and to have cul through lie Bel gian defenses above the heavily fortified Liege sector The immediate objectives of the Germans are the establish ment of air and submarine bases on the Dutch coasl and apparently the turning of the allied left flank The setting up of air and sub marine bases on the jugged Dutch const not only would permit of a heavy onslaught on the allied plockndo and commercial shipping but the bombing of England I assume from the attention which the nazi high command is paying to the LiegeMaastrict district at the junction of the utchBelgianGerman frontiers that they are attempting to break through as they did in he World war and turn the left wing of the allied front tf successful this en able them to roll the allied army pack Inwards ttie smith and bring the nazis lo the chan I ncl ports opposite England The much talked of invasion of Britain might then become a night marish possibility Certainly the Germans would be able lo under take to give the British the blood bath from the air which Berlin has been talking about so much MILLER GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE WAUKON C Mil ler 5fi Poslvillc farmer was sen tenced to life imprisonment in Fort Madison penitentiary Monday when he pleaded guilty to a first degree murder charge fn the slay ing of Christian L Ruckdaschel 86 at Postville Miller broke down anil almost collapsed as he was Icii from the courtroom after District Judge T II Gohcen pronounced sentence Huckdaschel ivas found slain in his blzing Postville home March 9 He was a retired farmer and private banker Miller father of two children admitted the slaymg according to County Attorney Arthur Jacobson of Allamakec county A statement the county attorney said he signed related that the murder followed a quarrel be c two men over financial BIGGEST FIGHT OF WAR UNDER WAYINBELGIUM German Armies Smash Into Lowlands Split Holland Almost in Two PARIS sources reported M o n d a y night that a big battle in which 1500 to 2000 French and German tanks are being employed now is raging in Belgium The French informants said hat French and Ger ni a n mechanized columns had clashed in what ap peared on the basis of these reports to be the biggest battle of the war The French sources report ed that the French were put ting up a brilliant fight and that the allied material ap peared to be superior to that employed by the German col umns By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign News Editor German armies smashing into the low countries split Holland almost in two Monday and broke the strong first detense cluding the key forts of Belgium The apparently hopeless flight of theDutch was indi cated when Queen Wilhelmlna aid the royal family fled to Knglaml presumably because the Netherlands armies were being battered lo pieces in cen tral Holland and the fall of such cities as The Hague Am sterdam anil Rotterdam was threatened by the swift nazi thrusts from the north and west Slashing counter attacks by Dutch Belgian British and French frontier troops ami mech anized columns failed lo halt the navi advance but the main allied armies were in position in the Belgian secondary defenses be hind Liege for what both sides predicted would be the biggest and possibly the most decisive battle of modern times Claiming the capture of some Dutch French and British prisoners the Germans officially reported that they had taken the city of Liege broken through the Belgian Albert canal defenses at two points driven across Luxem bourg to battle the French in southern Belgium and sliced straight across south Hollands bij river valleys to make contact with their oun airplanclnndcd troops from Rotterdam The Dutch admitted a clccn if Iliin wedge hail been driven through the heart of Holland ami that a German armored rain had reached the Langstratl district southeast of Rotterdam but they claimed to have re frained control of most of Rot terdam after a long battle with Germanparachute troops and said they were fighting back against the German advance with allied aid The British to pievent the Belgian city of Ant werp from falling to the Germans British naval units had in action off tbc lowlands coast but the Germans claimed Ihey had sunk a British cruiser and troop transport wilh aerial bombs nnd there was no definite indication that British soldiers were being landed on the Dulcli CAVCKIti The German successes in Hol land pom cd strongly toward a great battle on Belgian territory in defense of Antwerp and Brus sels and to keep German forces liom seizing channel ports for a attack on Eng land Unless the British and iiciich can quickly orearuVo counterthrust it that Germans in any event had a e DuCOh0f csllbushng mites from England hatl 1nfiers facinS 1tlc the Ul S r anti French main loiccs P battle positions in uolguim m an attempt to stem the German advance The German air went into iition again over the low coun titcs bombing enemy fightinc all Monday Juii iia in X1OI land and Belgium in an effort to   

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