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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             MCM AUT Of IOWA COUP NCS at NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATE PRESS AND IXASED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHWRS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 27 1940 HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE MIGHT SPOT THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE GERMAN FORCES CROSS LYSllVER Afozi Losses Heavy HOUSE PASSES ACTTO QUICKEN ALIEN CONTROL Votes Immigration Service Be Put in Justice Department WASHINGTON q The house ndopted a resolution Monday to give quick effect to President Roosevelts transfer the immi gration service to the justice de partment as a means of gaining more effective control over aliens1 The action came on a voice vote If approved also by the senate the president could make the transfer effective in 10 days Mr Roosevelt proposed tlie change last Wednesday and told congress that in view of Hit urgency of the request he hoped quick affirmative action could be taken In the course of house debute Representative Tabor R N Y described Secretary Perkins as a notorious incompetent He gave this reason why mmiy of would vote for the resolu tion to talc the immigration serv ice out of the labor department without delay The president has not the pa triotism or the courage to re move the secretary of labor u notorious incompetent and one the last seven Tears has immigration law and continuous ly admitted and kept here those who were not entitled to stay He said he hoped that Attor ney General Jackson will do a better job and that he would require James L Houshteling immigration commissioner to aboutface on his position under Secretary Perkins or RIVC May to an aggressive Ameri can Other ments congressional develop r The senate judiciary committee rpprpved legislation to require the fingerprinting of aliens in this Nazis Warn of Plot on U S Vessel LONDON foreign office source said Monday no sane man could accept the warning given the United States charge d affaires in Berlin that the allies were planning or already had car ried out a criminal attack on the liner President Roosevelt In the past this source said has been the German policy to accuse the allies of doing exactly what the Germans themselves have in mind This story is similar to those which asserted that the British sank the Athenia and Raeders warning about the Iroquois Grand Admiral Erich Raeder is commanderinchicf of the Ger man navy BERLIN most serious warning has been given the United States embassy repeatedly in the past two days that the al lies either planned or already had carried out a criminal attempt on the American liner President Roosevelt authorized sources dis closed Monday HALTS CENTURY LIQUOR SALES Governor Wilson Puts Suspension on Products for Period in Iowa George H Vntean Monday annMncrdthat the suspension against the Century Distilling company of Chicago and Peona in would take effect im mediately for an indefinite pe riod In any event the governor added sales of the companys products in the Iowa state liquor stores would be halted for at least 15 days The Iowa liquor control com mission Saturday voted a 15 day suspension beginning June British Tanks Try to Halt Nazis Allies Face Threat of New Hold Well as Outcome of Battle of Flanders Is to Be Decided By DEW1TT MACKENZIE The allies have held well in general over a weekend of bloody fighting which has seen the use of cold steel once more in handto hand combat as a variation for the warfare between mechanical mon panys account were found on the 1 pelson of a Des Moines man who was fined iast week at Burlington for illegal transportation of in eated that the suspension would close the case The governor however fol lowed with a statement that he intended to go clear to the bot tom of this thing The chief executive immediately ordered state agents and at least one state auditor to go to Peoria 111 to learn the details as to how the seals got into circulation PLAN lOWANS RITES OMAHA vces will be held Tuesday tor Russell Warner 49yearold Boonc Chi cago and Northwestern railroad I employe who died Sunday in a i hospital here LOOK INSIDE FOR UL omriii in mis nilgai uansportati to torcicatins liciuor impose severe penalties for fifth The commission indi column activities JVt L Wilson director of the agriculture departments exten sion division told the senate civil liberties committee that defense expansion should be administered as far as possible to rehabilitate economically distressed areas ITALYMAls ATTACK PLANS Map Published Showing How Fascists to Strike Blows Against Allies ROME UR newspaper Tevere published a full page war map showing how Italy will at tack the allies as soon as II Duce gives the order to enter the present conflict The Review Conquiste dImpero as ultafascist as Tevere had said meanwhile that if Italy entered the war the decisive battle would be fought in Egypt An article inTevere by An tonio TviJRino military expert which accompanied the war map said that when Italy entered the Deny BriHsh Were Advised to Leave ROME British cm dented Monday a story circulated by Exchange Tele jraph British news agency in Juondon that British nationals nad been advised to leave Italy war the Italian air armada would unleash its against the allied fleet based on the PalestineCyprus triangle Action by Italys aviation from bases in Sicily Lybia and Dode canese islands would immediately smash the French and British air forces m Egypt Palestine and ivna thus giving Italy domina tion of the air Trizzino wrote Italy would be at the reit advantage of fighting on i crntory whereas the allies would be forced to withdraw units from trance where they ire dcspcr atcly needed M11L 1 against the company because 20 liquor seals charged to the comj nf un the whole the defenders have exemplified the British Tommys favorite saying that its dogged as does it Monday morning however they were faced will a new Ihreal in a fierce German as sault in the Menin sector of Belffium not far from immortal Iprcs The nazi drive which is an effort to complete encircle ment of the allied armies in Flanders compelled the defend ers to fall back to prepared posi tions f With this attack in process of development the best we can say way of summary is that while the Germans still have the upper hand the battle of Flanders ha neral services Tops Civilian List to Aid in Defense Plans PAGE 2 I S T C Graduation to Be Held on June 3 PAGE 12 North Iowa Baseball Leagues Open Ticket PAGE 13 been won or lost as yet This waiting to see what is sjoing to happen is like being ouxidc the door of the operating theater of a hospital Those standing by must bear the suspense and above all things not jump to conclusions tor not even the surgeons can guess the outcome of this very terrible operation until their work has pro ceeded further The uncertainty is deepened by the operations of the fifth col umns which are being ferreted out daily in all the allied countries This hidden menace of nazi agents has cropped up now in Ireland to artd to the threat ot a German in vasion of England and the Eire government is moving swiftly to i crush it These arc days when none can tell whether the security of an army or of a nation may be shattered by thcie underground burrowcrs The task thrust upon allied Ocneralissimo Weygand is per haps as hard as any chief ever had to perform It is doubly dif ficult because he has taken over in the midst of an the jrreatest tht world has known The transition from defense to offense is one of the most ticklish of military operations at the best not only has to achieve this transformation by new weap ons of frightfulncss but he actu ally would appear to have under taken to recast his army com manders in another mould The fighing machine which he pokover WHS seemingly too heav ily ofuceicd with men of the de fensive school for his liking and he has Kct out lo remedy that for ul attack That is taken oy some observers to account in van I the siciit purSc in which f thrown generals whult Supreme Court Holds Unions Not Liable in Sitdown Strike Damage o WASHINGTON h e su preme court ruled Monday that n labor union was not liable under the federal antitrust laws for damages resulting from a sit down strike The 6 to 3 decision was delivered by Justice Stone Chief Justice Hughes wrote a dissenting opinion in which Jus tices McRcynolds and Roberts joined Stone asserted that the activi ties of the labor union involved in the litigation did not suffici ently interfere with interstate commerce to constitute a violation ot the Sherman act Report Hotels Used as Hospitals Bombed TENDON received I in London Monday night Os tcnd Belgium hotels which arc used as hospitals had been bombed by the Germans There were no details Good News BIG SISTER Is Back The GlobeGazette is pleased to announce the return of the ndventuic strip Big Sister A full page bringing the story down to date will be round in this issue opposite the regular comics page The feature was dropped without consulting us by the feature syndicate from which it and several other strips are purchased Protests arose on all hands They assumed almost revolution dimensions The ex tent to which this kind little character has won her way into the affections of readers young and old is nothing short of amazing By letter and telegram the GlobeGazette voiced its objec tions to the unexplained dis continuation of the feature Sat urday word came that Big Sis ter would be buck And this lime ivc sincerely hope shes By UMTED PRESS PRANCE French ad mit Joss of cnpt the ok claim still to have a hold on Calais and other channel ports Allies forced to re tire from hotlycontested Valenciennes sector north of Cambrai French report fierce German assaults with utter disregard of losses GERMANY Germans m mass attack claim to be squeezing trapped allies in Flanders into a corner and to have driven through al lied front near Ypres threatening Lille GREAT land Yard continues fifth column drive rounding up suspects in preparation for expected German invasion Air force reports successful raids on German communi cations and airdromes in Holland and Belgium Gen eral Ironside named to com mand home defense BOY WOUNDS SELF IN MISHAP Fails to Tell Anyone of Accident for 24 Hours Condition Fair CHARLES Lewi 10 year old Rockford boy shot himself accidentally Sat and didnt tell anyone about it for 24 hours was reported to be in fair condition at Cedar Valley hospital here Monday Lewis playing with neighbor boys was toying with an ancient 22 caliber rifle when the gun went off and a bullet smashed into his abdomen Although the accident occurred near the boys home the shot was not heard by other members the family Sunday the boy told his parents the wound was caused when he went through some barbed wire fence The Rockford boy was ti cn to a doctor where subsequent discloscci hc vho rd SPEEDBOATS OF GERMANS RAID Bloody Field CHANNEL SHIPS Report Waterfront of Dunkerque Left in Flames After Attacks BERLIN Sudden blows by swarms of warplanes and speed torpedo boats paced nazi attempts Monday to score a quick knockout in the batlle for the English channel While German ground forces broke deeply through the Flanders battle line almost to Ypres in a squeeze to split the encircled allied forces in Belgium and northern France the high com mand said warplanes left the wa terfront of Dunkerque in flames and the mosquitolike torpedo boats stung the allies in raids along the channel coast The high command credited Hie speedboats with a daring feat in entering Ostend harbor where it said one of them sank a British destroyer Another was said to have sunk an allied sub marine off Heldcr once a Dutch naval base The German forces had two objectives evidently coast of the English tential springboard for a direct assault on England 2 Cut in two the trapped allied armies before clamping down the stranglehold which they are con fident will mean death or surren der of some 1000000 French Bel gian and British soldiers in the battle of Flanders and Artois Both sides appeared to be pour ing all their available resources into the battle Among extraordin ary results was the high com mands report that guns of a Ger man tank had set fire to an allied destroyer in the channel port of Boulogne Nazis expected German troops in the northern fighting area from St Omer eastward and from Courlrai northwestward near Ypres quickly to close the narrow opening of the sack in which the allies are caught and boasted thai we arc now in a position to determine ihe temper of the war In the nir the communique said nazi flyers achieved these results Monday at a loss of only 15 Ger man planes against 73 allied craft destroyed 1 Sank a merchant ship of 8000 tons and caused explosions with bomb hits on large warship two cruisers and an 18000ton trans port 2 Raided airports and the vicin ity of Paris traffic facilities south of Reims and allied troop move ments 3 Dropped more parachutists lo reinforce the beleaguered nazi garrison at Narvik Norways arc PAR1S French driv ing to cut off the German corridor to the English channel reported Monday they occupied several villages and other points on the Somme south ot the German sal ient A war ministry spokesman admitted however that the Germans made progress in Flanders north of their salient and had succeeded in crossing the Lys river at several points The fate of Calais on the chan nel still was in doubt as dark ness descended over a furflung bloody battlefield in which the Germans were reported throwing all their arms including infantry tanks and planes By crossing the Lys the Ger mans were hurdling the last nat ural obstacle standing between their Flanders armies and the channel ports of Ostend and Zce brugge They already had claimed poll session of Ghent and Couvtrai on this river and the French ad mitted Monday morning that they had been forced to withdraw just to the north of the German salient in northern France in order to keep from being caught in a smaller bag which the Germans were trying to draw inside the ALLIES TRY TO SEVER SUPPLY LINES OF NAZIS Furious Attack Made by Invaders in Lens Ypres Sector of North By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German and allied armies thrashed like giant pythons each seeking a stranglehold in the bloody battle of Flanders Monday Mastery of the English channel and the fate ot the socalled lost JM uujtcnves i 1 To dominate the whole French fSgCL sak ctcndng al way last oE tho from Valenciennes in northern northern trance to near Ostcnd on the Bel gian coast This withdrawal was carried out under the violence of a nazi assault which rivaled the worst of Verdun i World war The French said they took up new prepared positions Adolf Hitler speeded his cam paign to crush the French Brit ish and Belgian fortes in Flan ders Into the drive for a quick decision his commanders threw the old infantry and artillery as well as the new dive bombers and armored columns The French Sunday night with drew to hew positions in the Val enciennes sector to straighten their lines while the Germans threw men and material against the allied armies around Mcnin in Belgium The battle continued Monday with the allies reported checking the German offensive on the new front the tic iron ore port Germans spoke lightly on vuu technical difficulties which an as sault upon England might entail For this German army the channel is merely a brook said Hitlers newspaper Voelkischcr Bcobachter Monday mornin 3fr JhC Informed quarters contended that Germanys powerful air force her submarines and her fleet of little torpedo speedboats would be ample to protect nazi landings operations in the British isles There were reports of increasing activity by the speedboat fleet which was said to be disrupting water communications between England and France I The announcement of the cap ture of Calais potential spring for an attack upon England i a wave of elation through out the rcich Bowen Inventor of Zipper Succumbs PROVIDENCE R I Iiam F Bowen SO who invented a slidefastener in I90y so his wife could fasten the hack of her shirtwaist died Monday in Portland Me His daughter Mrs Clarence Staples of Riverside R I said her fa ther whose bookless fastener was not entirely metal as are present types formed a company to pro duce his invention but sold out in 1920 because he didnt make much of a success of it at the last lowan Falls Under Spreader Is Killed HUBBARD Engel son 51 farmer living souhwcst of Hubbard was killed when he fell under the wheels of manure spreader after his team had bolt ed He was not married place on the comics examination 1 he bullet in Thief Carefully Digs Up Plants in Garden DES MOINES mean est thief in the opinion of Airs J H Schwarnweber is the fellow who late Saturday or early Sun day invaded her garden and care L dug UD six dozcn tomato cabbage and pepper plants MAXKATO GIRL KILLED MADISON LAKE Minn A li year old Mankato girl was dead and five youths were in hos The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday nijrht Tuesday fair not si cool cast portion MINNESOTA Fair Monday nisht and Tuesday little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather Mntis fics Maximum Sunday 54 Minimum Sunday p At 8 a m aiondav 53 YEAR Maximum Minimum Rain The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday fifl Minimum Saturday niglit 40 At 8 a m Sunday 51 Kain tracc YEAR AGO Maximum Alinimum m Rain million take allied troops were at Germany hurled great masses of men and materials into a re newed onslaught in the Valen ciennes sector forcinr hard pressed French troops to with draw to new positions west of the Scheldt river The French high command admitting the setback said how ever that the situation was not unfavorable Seeking a quick knockout the Germans threw wave after wave of tankled infantry into a furious ntlack in the LensYpres sector in the north The nazi high command said n deep breach had been cut in the allied lines and that counlerat TURN TO PAGE 16 Foreign Affairs the weekly interpretative article by Mark Byers about Europes effect on America will be found in this issue on Page IS instead of its customary place on the edito rial page Youll find it of special interest this week tacking French colonial troops had been thrown back with bloody losses northeast of Lens German warplanes and slriking torpedo boats quickened the tempo of the drive for control of the channel Bcicli sides appeared to flingiiiK all available roops tanks planes and guns Into he ereat batile in Flanders In one major phase of the struggle Generalissimo IMaximc IVevirands forces sought In break through the German salient to the channel at ils 18 mileividc bottleneck in Hie BapaumcTeronne area If successful the vital line of communications feeding the Ger man columns along the channel would be broken the nazi spear head columns isolated In the second phase Hitlers armored troops were flailing hard to pinch off the allied salient in the north between Lille France ami Comtrai Belgium at a simi larly narrow bottleneck If successful Die Germans in turn would isolate allied forces which are seeking to isolate the Amid the complicated action terrific German attacks which were described by the French as launched without regard to losses threw back allied troops lo new defense positions in the Bel gian Lys river valley and spiked through almost to the World Wai battlefield of Ypres The new onslaughts were aimed at separating French British and Belgian at be tween oOOOOO and 1000000 strong encircled by the nazi pinccr movement To the south along the Aisnc 3Icusc river sector the French reported that tlicir 75s 3inch suns were taking a tremendous toll as German infantry bat tered in vain lo break the allied lines Stunned German soldiers wan dering into French positions con firmed reports that complete com panies of nari infantry were wiped out the French said Bodies ot Germans were re ported piled high between the i lines The first ruth of the cnemv nas come almost to nn end said i rench General Duval Berlin authorized sources mean while declared a most serious warning has been given to the United States embassy charging the aihes with plotting a criminal attempt on the American liner President Kooscvelt The ship is enroutc to Ireland to bring home Aniciaan refugees from the war The Hiitish air ministry said royal 3ir force bombers battered   

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