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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             I I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES CENTS A THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 221940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NAZIS ADMIT BLITZ SLOWINC UP AS FRENCH RECAPTURE TWO TOWNS England DICTATORIAL POWERS GIVEN TO CHURCHILL Emergency Measure Is Passed by Parliament Signed by Kinf George LONDON par liament Wednesday night invested the government with dictatorial powers to conscript labor and wealth to strengthen the nations shield against German invasion Within three hours the house nf commons and the house of lords passed and King George approved a bill giving Winston C h u r c h i 11s government un precedented sweeping war emergency powers demanded m view ot the crave peril in which the nations stands to day It armed the cabinet with ad ministrative weapons similar in efficiency and scope to those of Britains authoritarian enemv An order in council prepared even before the parliamentary mediate effect to the law It sets up controls under the ministers covering chiefly la bor banking agriculture trans port mining war industries and export trade industries The war material and export industries will be given absolute priority and labor will be dratted as required to the more essential industries Arthur Greenwood laborife minister without portfolio and head of the productions council summoned the munitions board immediately Supply Minister Herbert Morrison ordered all ordnance factories lo work full time seven days a week until further no tice Most factories now are workingtwo 12iour shifts The bill gives the government absolute control over all wealth labor and resources Allpowerful production coun cils will be set up to speed sup plies of munitions ships aircraft farm produce and minerals Clemejit R Attlee Prime Min ister Churchills lieutenant in the house who called for the virtual dictatorship declared he wanted the munitions boards to get on the job1 Wednesday night All labor ana property would be at the governments disposal There would be a 190 per cent excess profits tax He said there even might be cases where firms would be closed and others where property would be destroyed Attlee lord privy seal and mem bers of the inner war cabinet said the object of the drastic bill was to make effective the whole re sources of the nation for what ever task may fall upon it He called the present situation a cnsis for Britain demanding extraordinary and immediate measures Some establishments lie said will be controlled at once and oth ers lateras need arise1 Terms of remuneration of labor and conditions of service Attlee declared will be prescribed by the government Everyone should continue in nis job until ordered to do oth erwise Attlee emphasized There must be power to catry on essential services he said Over a wide field industry will be carried on for the community and not for private purposes Aircraft Plant Rushes Bombers for British assembly rooms in the Lockheed Cal shows workmen engaged in assem for the British Hoyal Air Force Similar lace in other aircraft plants filling forcisn urilcrs as plans are beimr made in Washington to step up plane production m accordance with President Roosevelts defense many pUncs oulpuJ oftS DUKE ESCAPES DEATH IN RAID By DREW iMIDDLETON LONDON Duke of Gloucester narrowly escaped death in an air raid on a French town Sunday night The hotel in which he was staying was hit by two German bombs A third exploded in the roadway outside I was a hundred yards away when the bombs exploded and saw the dulse unshaken and calm emerge from the cellar where he had had supper with friends among the cavalry officers A short time later he helped gel out messages to general headquar ters working side by side at an improvised desk with a grizzled top sergeant while a burning truck lit the street This was the fourth bombing the soldierly third son of the late King George V has under gone Once he was wounded in right hand by a bomb splinter Now he offers his left hand in greeting Still Henry to old friends He is popular with all ranks The morning after tlic bombing he told me he was getting used lo it and he commented The boche put on quite a show for us didnt he The duke expected lo return from London to the British ex peditionary force soon lo resume iiis duties as chief liaison officer between the British and French armies Kill the Murdering Swine Shout British Women at Nazi Flyers LONDON yp A crowd of British women screamed kill the murdering swine as captured German flyers were landed in England Wednesday Military police held the women back The prisoners captured 20 miles from Dieppe France were led off to internment camps A Briton who traveled in the same ship said Dieppe had been heavily bombed and that hospital ships and other vessels in port wereunable to leave because of mines laid outside British Trawler Sunk After Bombing Attack LONDON admiralty announced Wednesday that the British naval trawler Rifsness had been sunk in a bomb attack A communique said there were three casualties but gave no fur ther details ot the attack MOBILIZATION FOR RUMANIA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS in vests government with wide powers to mobilize wealth manpower against threat of nazi invasion German at tempt lo strangle Britains scii comniunications termed checked nation cheered by reported slowingdown of Hitlers mechanized legions wave of op timism sweeps France on re ports French recapture Arras and chase out Germans from Abbeville 12 miles from English channel heavy rains bog fields end perfect weath1 er which favored mechanized blitzkrieg assaults Weygand radiates confidence ALLIED PLANES RAID NAZI CITY AACHEN Germany lied airplanes raided Aachen for four hours early Wednesday leav ing a number ot homes in ruins and at least one person dead The raiders evidently aimed their bombs at the main railroad station scoring hits in a halfmile radius of the center of the town One bomb struck in the street before the Hotel Astoria and one person was killed Another struck m a nearby street wrecking the front of a brick apartment house Twenty persons in an air raid cel lar beneath the apartment house escaped injury The Aachen dispatch vas tele phoned to Berlin where United Press staff correspondent said that the noise ot the falling bombs audible over the FAIR WARMER IS PREDICTION 300000 Reservists Called to Colors in 24 Hours by Carol Typical Spring Day Brings Sunshine for Fields and Gardens DES aiOINES MrWrhe wcath Des Moines Woman Is Second Crash Victim T Marie Talbott 28 of DCS Moines injured in an automobile accident here last Friday night died Wednesday at Skiff hospital here second victim of the crash LeRoy Pebble 21 of Bloomj leld injured in the same accident died Saturday The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair slightly cooler southcentral and extreme east Wednesday night Thursday fair somewhat warmer west portion Minnesota fair Wednesday night and Thursday someivhat warmer west Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at B a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 67 Minimum in nishl 45 M 8 a m Wednesday 60 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum r BUCHAREST Rumania orders virtual genera mobili sation calling 300000 isls to colors on 24 hours noer bureau forecast fair and some BUCHAREST OP r Oil fears nazi what warmer weather for Iowa ii e Thursday aflcr a typical sorine manian genera staff ordered vh lmasjo j dlv that brought needed sunshine BERLIN German drive grouing ticlds and on Paris reportedly Thc day general mobilization Wednes The order called 300000 reser vists to the colors within the next 21 hours Rich in needed for modem mechanized warfare King carols little Balkan king dom IOIIR has worried over a Possible German invasion if the war should spread southeast ern Europe The order which gave no rea sons for this action caused groat excitement in Bucharest It will swell the ranks of the army navy and air force to more than 2000000 men in active ser ually a genera Sjoissons 56 miles from French capital nazis widen breach in race to English mercury ranged Tuesday channel motorcvcle troops attack Abbeville 12 from channel predict aoo sew ciays will decide fate of low normal trapped allied troops in Ony rainfall Belgium at Inwood and Waterloo Inwood also reported Tuesday nights lowest reading 41 degrees Skies were ciear over the entire statc Wednesday morning the bu reported in hc last 24 hours occurred in the cx trcme east portion of thc statc cheered UlD bureau said with Dubuque reporting the greatest amount 3J of an inch Cl by slowing down of mechanized legions British sr s rs gravity of situation in Heavy Brds which have been i posted at the oil fields railway yielding channel and coastal ports for Porls measures to COmlmt many months were increased in i invasion of E strength Wednesday i speeded UJLCHRIST RECOVERS or and W Mechanized Army of Hitler Bogged by Heavy Rainfall German Army Braces Itself for Allied CounterAttacks Under Generalissimo Weygand By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS optimism weit Francu if iG Wttr the westis Drench shock troops re captured shelltorn Arras and routed nazi advance guards from Abbeville 12 miles Iron the English channel In the tirst German hint that the blitzkrieg miicht be slowing down Gen Walthcr von Reichcnnu German field commander admitted Wednesday It may be that our present movements will come to a temporary halt Weygand has ordered everv man to stand his ground That may mean hard fiKhts ahead Ihe German army in northern France braced itself lor a Maxime Great Britain acting swiftly her hour of peril from a threat ened nazi invasion rushed a dic tatorship bill through parliament to mobilizehermillions in man power and money against the Germans Aiding tiie allied cause heavy rains bogged the fields oC north ern tiic per fect weather favoring Hitlers blitzkreig tactics As the Germans drove Ihcir doublepronged campaign west ward toward the channel ports and south to a reported area beyond Soissons some 56 miles from Paris the French rallied on a new 200mile front along the Somme and Aisne rivers I am full of confidence if each man docs his duty with n fierce Weygand leaving lative Fred C Gilchrist R town has returned lo the house How after an absence of several weeks for surgical treatment energy said the front Wednesday night King George VI signed the new British dic tatorship bill putting it into im mediate effect The government asked for complete control over all per sons and it was emphasized in any spirit of panic but only to throw the whole weight of the empires vast resources against the nazi challenge Under the bill excess profits taxes will be raised lo 100 per cent to avoid war profiteering On the war front the allies found a more cheering note in the days news Fiercely counterattacking French troops Wednesday re ported they had recaptured the own of Arras 60 miles from the English channel easing pressure on a pocketed British and Bel gian army of 550900 fighting with heir backs to the sea A French military spokesman declared Wednesday that German advance guards had been chased out of Abbeville 12 miles from the English channel The German high command however claimed lightningpaced nazi thrusts had widened the cor ridor reaching almost to the channel In tlic German drive on Paris according to an unconfirmed re port by informed circles in Berlin the nazis may have Passed Soissons famed World war 56 miles northeast of the French capital On the western front in Flan ders Col Gen Walther von Riche nau waited for a telephone call from Adolf Hitler to signal the re lease of what was described as the most powerful right win army ever to flank an enemy Von Richenaus troops were poised to attack half a million Al lied soldiers in the fields where poppies grow Wednesdays heaviest fighting centered in a firescarred triangle north nf the Somme river raging from Amiens to Arras to Abbe ville and eastward to the Cambrai scrior German parachutists with blix victory after conferring with Gen Maxime Weygand the new commander in chief of the allies I repeat to you if we hold for one we will hold for tvliatevcr time is necessary will have traveled three fourths of the road to victory he said Reynaud cautioned against de moralization arising from the swiftstriking but generally un supported sorties of nazi motorized units The Frcnoh destroyed nil bridges across the Somme river in a move to block the German march to tlic sea and a Paris military spokes man said the nazis would have to up much heavier forces lo I attempt a crossing I Amiens 33 miles southwest of Arras apparently still in German hands Fighting in northern France was BLANK CHECK IS VOTED FR FOR DEFENSEOFUS House Leaders Seek Passage of Relief Bill by Nightfall BULLETIN WASHINGTON out a record vole the seaafe voted Wednesday to give Presi dent Roosevelt a blank check io speed army preparations It rejected a re publican proposal to create a joint congressional committee to supervise his use of it BULLETIN WASHINGTON 458000000 navy appropriation bill including both regular and emergency naval funds was ap proved and sent to the sennle Wednesday by its appropria tions committee WASHINGTON W House leaders driving for passage of tlio 5975650000 relict bill by night fall pleaded with the members Wednesday to help by withholding unnecessary and curbing needless debate At the slart of the fourth day of consideration of the legisla tion Majority Leader Rajburn of Texas marie one of his in frequent floor speeches to help the appropriations committee turn aside proposed revisions A move by Representative Rankin DMiss to authorize the WPA lo allocate funds for offices of cooperative power associations brought Rayburn to his feet The Texan said that WPA ought to be spent as much as possible for relief labor and suggested that the cooperatives in moit instances had money of their own for such work Meanwhile the busy dav brought forth these developments The senate naval appropria tions subcommittee added S4V8000000 to the navys sup ply bill to provide for a 25000 increase in enlisted strength President Roosevelt formally asked congress to approve the transfer or the immigration serv ice from the labor department io the justice department so that the nvi nni ii Ai WHO described as highly contused par taking of the nature of a general melee with opposing units oper ating far behind each others lines More than 100 miles southeast of Abbeville the Germans were wid ening their push toward Paris Reports from Berlin said they had reached the Reims region Many civilians were moving out of the French capital u nun me On the northeast side of the I covikl deal quickly German salient the powerful Ions whose conduct con eighth army of General Von Reichenau drove ahead vowing to trap at least 550000 British French me Belgian troops The British swore they would die before they would allow the Germans to reach channel ports where German air aid submarine bases would be nothing less than handy jumping off places for threatened invasion of the British Isles Military observers called it Ihe most serious situation in Uic history ot British arms The hardpressed allies seemed to have this desperate hand lo play against a superblyequipped con fident opponent if A counterattack by nc British and other allies fortes to rut through the salient a counterat tack from the south lo slice through he salient from thsit side German planes dropped bombs in two districts of southeast Eng land some of which fell on land and others in the sea The ministry said there were no casualties and no damage Sioux City Selected as Convention City for Lions in 1941 CEDAR RAPIDS City was selected as the 1D4I con day W nf T r tuwlv VVJIUIVIVI LJfl llicbwitli Ihe public interest Lawyers in an espionage case asked the supreme court for an authoritative construction lo show the scope ot the 1917 es pionage law which forbids spying at any place connected with the national defense Admiral Harold R Stark asking nava committee support of a move to sive the navv a minimum of 10000 nlancs and IfiOOO pilots asserted that na tions desiring peace must he stronger than Ihiwc desiring war Tlic senate foreign committee shelved by a vote of 12 to 1 a proposal by Senator Ieppcr DFla that the United States sell army and navy planes to the allies Chairman Byrnes CDS Car said that Ihe added S100000OUO in contract authority was requested by Ihe president for purchasing training plancs to speed the navy s pilot program Aircraft problems held Presi dent Roosevelts attention during the day He called in lop mili arv naval and fiscal advisors in Co over plane procurement prob lems The house agreed to a rctiucl of democratic leaders to dispcno with usual parliamentary proced ure and lake up Thursday defence measures from its military ami naval committees These include bills lo authorize unlimited ex pansion of the for the on capi ici hit ve replying on hot   

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