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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME itir i it i itn or DCS HOME EDITION VOLXLVI THI MWSMMEI THAT MAJCB ALL MMTH IOWANS NCICHMRS ASSOCIATED FUSS AND UNITED HtESS TUIi KVZ CENTS A cow MASON CITY THI MIGHT WIRES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 291940 NO 201 TED ALLIES TRY SEA ESCAPE British CaptureWarvik Nazi Legions Take Lille and Ostend ALLIED FORCES BULLETINS GERMANS PUSH VAB1G 3 WILL ASK STILL MORE FUNDS TO AID U S ARMY Supplemental Defense Program Considered byFILWarClikls WASHINGTON Roosevelt and war department of ficials were reported Wednesday to be considering a supplemental defense program for army equip ment planes and mechanization which would add more than 000000 to the preparedness ex penditures already projected Following a conference in which Secretaries Morgenthau and Woodring Louis Johnson assist ant war secretary and General George C Marshall army chief of staff reviewed army needs with the president there were indica tions that Mr Roosevelt would ask congress for the further expansion otthe defense program within a few days The amount be may ask it ivas said probably will be less than but more than o s s i b 1 y That would be in addition to the OM which Mr Roosevelt already has requested The white house conference met as a congressional committee de cided upon procedure for speed ring all possiblethe Chairman DoVghton of the ways and means committee revisirie tHc earlier estimate of said the administration hoped to raise for defense taxes in a new tax bill which he will introduced Wednesday The senate finance committee agreed meanwhile to meet aril discuss the tax program infoit mally until the house had fin ished action on it so that all speed possible toward passage would be attained Doughton announced Secretary Morgenthau would tes tify Wednesday but that extensive hearings would not be held The necessity for additional funds it was said at the white house arose from the fact that when President Roosevelt re cently presented to congress his defense message setting forth the llg2MOOW program the army had not had time to make full estimates ofits needs After the white house confer ence on army needs there were indications that the supplemen tary program would emphasize procurement of aircraft and tanks antiaircraft guns and mechanized equipment also would come in for a share of the money HOLIDAY IN IOWA WILL BE FAIR Weather Bureau Says Temperatures to Be Warmer on Thursday DES MOINES will enjoy the Memorial day holiday under fair skies and warmer tem peratures the weather bureau said Wednesday Temperatures Wednesday morn ing ranged about three degrees below normal the bureau said with the mercury registering 66 degrees here at 9 a m The bureau predicted warmer temperatures in northern and western Iowa Thursday Skies were clear over the en tire state Wednesday morning with the only precipitation re ported in the last 24 hours con fined to the eastern part of Iowa Burlington had the greatest amount a quarter of an inch while Dubuque reported 21 of an inch and Cedar Rapids 05 of an inch The mercury reached a high of 80 degrees Tuesday at Inwood Decorah recorded Tuesday nights minimum of 41 degrees MELD FOR P O BURGLARY MILWAUKEE Wis An order for removal to DCS Moines Iowa of Basil D Hunting 32 said by authorities to have admitted breaking into a postofficc at Thornburg March 28 was signed Tuesday by Federal Judge F Ryan Duffy Nazis Closing In on Pocket i to the my b the of the decisive This Associated Press map indicates positions after the capitulation of Ihr Th Droops redonlCtfforts Channel ports of Ostend and Dnnkerone may be stilt open for 2 French British Try to Escape Traps Jaws LONDON Undaunted by 19 days of steady action the British expeditionary force began a movement from Flanders to wards the English channel Wed nesday in a desperate attempt to get through the steel jaws of a closing German trap Military circles declared the British expeditionary by French units fighting with tiad started pushing towards the channel as word reached London of an allied success in the taking of Narvik Norwegian ore port Military circles refused to Eive the position of the British troops whose fight to reach the channel was made more perilous by the Belgian capitulation which opened the way to a swift nazi attack on Dunkerque The port was reported sliil in allied hands as the British un dergoing a heavy shelling bomb ing and machine gunning but stilt fighting as a unit dropped back The fall of Narvik was an nounced in a joint admiraltywar office communique Fageness and Forsneset in Nor way have also fallen to the allies the communique said In commons Herbert Morri son minister of supply an nounced the formation of a board to increase Britains pro duction of tanks and observed that U is obvious that the ex perience gained d urine the re hJMttHtlMjmit be Uken LOOK INSIDE FOfc HENRY FORD Says He Could Make 1000 Planes Daily PAGE 2 Cerro Gordo Stars Play in Game Here PAGE 9 Kossutb 4H Girls Rally Is June 6 PAGE 5 lowan Dies as Gar Hits Underpass Piling CHARITON Wil son 38 of Charitqn was fatally injured Wednesday when the au tomobile in which he was riding struck an underpass piling on highway 34 at the west city limits Ray Wilson 45 also of Chariton the other occupant of the car was not injured seriously The men were not related of Fire Anns Is Proposed WASHINGTON a new blow at fitUi columns Attorney General Jackson suggested Wed nesday that congress immediately enact legislation to require the registration all firearms in the United Statees Such a step Jackson said in a letter to Speaker Bankhead D would be of great import ance in the interest of national defense as it would hamper the possible accumulation of firearms on the part of subversive groups He sent the speaker a proposed bill calling for registration of fire arms recording of firearm trans fers and a nominal tax on each transfer As drawn the law would apply to firearms already owned by in dividuas as well as to all future purchases Firearms would be reg istered with the nearest internal revenue office Nazi Sub Offensive Against Allies Resumed VIGO Spain German submarine offensive on allied shipping was resumed Wednesday with an attack on two ships off Spains northwestern coast A French merchantman the Marie Jose about 5000 tons was torpe doed and sunk The British tanker Telena of 7400 tons was battered by shellfire but remained afloat and was towed into Vigo Say Nazis Lost 2000 Tanks and 2000 Planes PARIS French military experts said Wednesday Germany has lost at least 2000 of its esti mated total of 5000 tanks and at least 2000 planes or nearly half the first line aviation believed held at the outbreak of the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN command reports capture of Ostend and Lille with German troops fighting in streets of Dun kerque nazi bombers blast The alatipn still on guard against potential fifth columnists decided to take extraordinary precautions to guard the palace of Westminster and the houses of parliament and requiring members and others who have business there to show passes The government also recalled for service tile special war reserves of the metropolitan police the special war constabulary and po lice pensioners Employers and workers on em ergency production jobs were asked to cancel their summer hol idays 2 iowans Killed as 700000 allied soldiers falling o T 1 C L T back to sea from Flanders TUCKS Lrash Into Train at Same Time LONDON Admiralty an nounces fall of Germanheld Narvik Arctic iron ore port in Norway B E F still fighting as unit in Flanders retreats several miles toward coast allies now believed seeking escape from German tran via channel ports PAR armies of situation battle fiercely against superior German forces French claim new suc cesses on Somme and Aisne rivers in operations to relieve German Bremen pressure in north fuel reserves at Hamburg bombed by allies war fervor heightened by Belgian col lapse allied hopes of keeping Italy out of conflict appeal doom etl D UB L I j and opposition parties unite in forming defense council in response to De Valera plea ABRAM C WEAVER DIES DES MOINES attack of pneumonia resulted in the death here Tuesday of Abram C Weaver 72 brother and law firm PRINCETON III men were killed Wednesday when two Iowa trucks proceeding in op posite directions crashed into a Burlington railroad freight train at the same time Fred H Snyder 39 of Douds Iowa and Marvin Ruble 24 oi Sclma Iowa were killed when their poultry truck heading east ward toward Chicago struck Ine train at the Highway 82 intersec tion A transport truck driven by AI Harknis Fort Dodge Iowa struck the train from the other side of the intersection but Hark nis suffered only minor injuries Sheriffs officers said that heavy fog had obscured the train The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday slightly warmer north and west Thursday MINNESOTA Fair Wednes day nifht and Thursday slight ly warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stalis tics Maximum Tuesday US Minimum Tuesday night 45 At 8 a m Wednesday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum JAMMED INTO 2 POCKETSONSEA Nazis Predict Forces Win Be Defeated Within Few Hours BERLIN mill ary quarters Wednesday night asserted that the allied army of he north was lighting a gallant aut lost battle and predicted that the remaining forces would be destroyed or forced to capitulate within a few hours They asserted that the allied forces had been jammed into two narrow isolated pockets along the sea where they are under constant hourbyhour bombardment from the German air forces and artillery fire The military spokesman saw little chance that additional allied evacuations could be carried out under the rain German bombs and asserted that the troops were now beyond the reach of outside aid In this desperate plight the military quarters paid tribute to the fgallant fight being waged by the British and French forces but said they were a lost army with destruction or capitulation the only alternatives With German capture of Os tend Bruges Ypres and Lille said the German sources the been Dunkirk where it is under terrific fire Th entire port area of the city was said to have been destroyed Up to Tuesday the Germans said the British had been able to carry on evacuation of some of their forces protected by the dogged and bitter rearguard ac tion of both the British and the French Evacuation it was said is no longer possible Dunkirk is undei the fire of our artillery and blast ed by our dive bombers Its whole port area is destroyed These troops cannot escape now German military sources saic that the two pockets in which the bulk of the allied northern force now are trapped are located a follows 1 A fairly large pocket extend ing from about 2 miles west o Dunkirk along the coast to Ostenc and the area parallel to this strip of coast about as far south a Bailleul about 24 miles from th coast 2 A somewhat smaller Frencl pocket southeast of Lille appar ently in between Lens and Tour nai The area of this pocket wa placed at about 136 square miles or about the size of the city o Detroit The Germans said the British apparently had succeeded in withdrawing the main body or their troops from Arras and Cambrai to the channel coast but were badly hampered by crowds of refugees choking the roads 2 Iowans Believed Drowned When Boat Burned oh Leech Lake WALKER Minn w Iowa fishermen were believed t have drowned when their boa burned on Leech Lake near here The victims are believed to bi the Rev J A Undcrberg ant Ralph Downing both of Cherokee Iowa The fishermens boat apparent I caught fire when an attempt wa made to refuel an outboard motoi In Flanders field the poppies blow the crosses row on row That popular World war poem of John McCrae will not be in order day For the first time since the big guns were silenced in Flanders fields Nov 11 1918 the graves of ihousands of American soldiers in lhat torcign soil will go unriec orated If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep though poppies in Flanders ftelds The ceremonies which each year by the na2is at the outbreak of the of he ate Ernes B apparently war Weaver MnYmum fre When an wa 50 made to refuel an outboard motoi Graves in Flanders Fields Go Undecorated llHVC rnarUpH AmpnintiV rnicmni ii have marked Americas remem brance of those distant dead have been abandoned Only in Paris as yet removed from the immediate scene of battle will official tribute be paid their memory Wednesday armies are fighting in territory familiar to every member of the American Expedi tionai Force Two major ceme teries and several battle monu in tribute io American participation in the first World in areas cither occupied by Germans or being de fended by the British and French That land was deeded in per petuity to the United States by France Since the beginning of Germanys blitzkrieg no word has been received by the battle monu ments commission on the fate of memorials there Flanders field cemetery where the bodies of 366 Americans from the 27th 30th 37th and 91st di visions were buried is close to the fighting nnw The battle monument at Audcn ardc 30 miles to the west of Ypres is apparently within Ger man control It is possible that PARIS and British naval units have massed alone the Flanders coast in an effort to cover the retreat and evacuation ot the allied army of the north a hich military source said Wednesday nirht Some allied unite have been cut off from access to the sea and are trying to batter their way through German advance col umns LONDON Gort commander of the British expedi ionary force in Flanders assured ting George VI Wednesday night hat the entrapped British army vas doing all in its power to live up to its proud tradition LISBON Portugal Belgian legation Wednesday night deniedFrench reports that the children of King Leo pold were here or were coming to Portugal The legation also issued a statement describing the king as a German prison er WASHINGTON of State Cordell Hull Thursday modified neutrality act regulations to facilitate the delivery of Ameri canmade aiiplanes to Canadian ports by American pilots ROME Benito Mussolini appeared on the bal cony of Venice palace twice Wednesday nirht but refrained from speaking despite shouts from the crowd of Malta Cor sica Nice Savoy Tunisia NEW YORK capture oE Ypres famous World war bat tlefieldby German troops was reported Wednesday in a specia Berlin shortwave broadcast quot in g ftreGerman heard by Columbia Broadcastinj company in New York HEAD LAUNCH YPRES ATTACK Encircled British and French Apparently to Try Channel Escape By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In three pulverizing smash es Hitlers nazi legions Wed nesday stormed famed World war battlefield capturedLille and Os tend the high command an nounced to tighten the steel iawed trap on 700000 allied troops encircled in Flanders On the strength of these reports it was apparent that the allies were now re tiring to the English chan that means of escape from the German surrender or d i e on slaught rather than at tempting to break through the German salient to the south Lille is a manufacturing city about 18 miles southeast of Ypres The Berlin short wave radio reported the cap ture of Ypres 20 miles from toe coast Murderous Fight Rages in Flanders PARIS allied armies of the north fighting fiercely against odds were reported Wed nesday to be inflicting heavy cas ualties on German forces attempt ing to pinch them off but their situation was acknowledged to br very critical A murderous battle is rag g in the Flanders pocket a war ministry spokesman said but he gave no indication of the turn the fighting was taking The French and British troops were said to be displaying ad mirable courage Along the front from tin Somme to the Aisne the Frencl armies of the center continued to consolidate their positions ant the situaton there was describee as extremely favorable iulll The high command announced rather than trying a break through utmc roiih r it the German corridor to reach the main French armies in France Fighting in the steels Dun kerque was reported Wednesday by Berlin sources who intimated that the fwasfika flag night be hoisted at any moment over the port main supply base of the channel port one ofthV iniiri bases of supplies for the harassed French and British forces The nazi high command said desperate French counterattacks had been beaten off with the bloodiest losses The British admiralty mean while announced capture of Narvik Arctic iron me port in Norway wher a German gar raon has been under sitge more than six weeks German capture of Ostend nar rowed the back door of the trapped allied forces to a width of about 40 miles Wave after wave of nazi bomb ing planes roared over the French and British forces falling back to the sea but the British expedi tionary force was reported still fighting as a unit in the harried withdrawal London military circles said the B E F had retreated some miles toward thecoast This was the first indication that the encircled allies are attempting to escape by channel at the risk of undergoing a hellish fire such as attended the British embarkation from Boulogne that three villages south of th Somme had been recaptured fron the Germans indicating that thi nazis now held only two bridge heads on the French side of tin river The Germans originally estab lished bridgeheads on the south side of the Somme at five points when they drove across the stream to occupy Amiens The principal portion of the city was said to be now in Frencl hands Alone the channel it was said Dunkcraue itself is not directly menaced Calais was also still in French hands at latest reports Tuesday night the sources added Belgian Foreign Minister Paul Henri Spaak said in an interview he was completely without in formation on the present where1 abouts of King Leopold III follow ing the Belgian monarchs cap itulation northern allied armies Unofficial reports that the bombardment has broken the ing has visited these fields This IV J J1IO granite memorial under the cen turyold trees of the village square commemorating the 37th and 91st divisions and the 53rd field artil ery Farther south on the road run ning north from St Quenlin to Cambrai the German corridor to the English channel pours over Die great cemetery There He the bodies of 1B33 Americans of the 27th 30th tirst 33rd and 80th divisions and of the sixtli and llth regiments of engineers Each year Gen John J Pcrsh year he probably will remain in the United States The neutrality act forbids Americans to travel in combat areas For moment the area is again fulfilling the role the guide books give it French were massing their armies of the center for a drive to relieve pressure in Flanders were given color by a Paris communique an nouncing new successes along the Somme and Aisne rivers The last German forces on the south side ot the Somme were re ported driven back across the riv er and the French said the situa tion there was highly The French declared the Ger mans were suffering heavy casu alties in their attempts to clean out the Flanders pocket and the nazis admitted their losses were large but held they were not disproportionate to their gains CASS LAKE Minn i their plans men were killed early Wednesday 11 tra2ped force but il when two Great Northern passias the navy and air cnger trains collided headon at the railroad station here An en gineer named Faulkinger and an unidentified transient were killed when the trains crashed Crash at Cass Lake in this region is with pronounced The terrain open and rolling ridges and valleys aiid sunken roads There arc practically no fences or hedges and but few ticcs and isolated houses It is an excel lent terrain for defensive figlu ing 16 Americans Will Drive Ambulances PARIS American volunteer ambulance drivers and 10 Americandonated smbulanies ived Wednesday f r o m the j force were looked on to do their part it H z u a united States liner Manhattan Iday night Allies Are U S First Line Defense Willkie AKRON Ohio Americans arc not going over there but the allied powers constitute our first line of defense and should be Riven every help short of w a r Wendell L Willkie republican candidate said Mon   

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