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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 5, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             oes Homes u NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THI NEWSPAKt THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS MASON CITY iWATWEDNESDAY TTTVP K 1Mft vj or TWO SECTIONS NAZIS LAUNCH WiDTATTACK ON INCOME TAX IS GIVEN STUDY Ways and Means Group May Oppose Any Emergency Time Limit WASHINGTON house ways and means committee was reported authoritatively Wednes day to be discussing a broadenin or the income tax Mr and any emergency time the Winnebaro mam source of revenue in a SI 000000000 defense tax bill The proposition before the Harrv rv t closed meetine of the commit agent tee was said to immin Flood ToU of 12 Indicated in Nebraska OMAHA toll of 12 dead was indicated Wednesday in re ports Xrom floodswept northeast Nebraska with bodies of seven persons already recovered and five others listed as raising and be lieved dead Sighting of several bodies in a tieek east of Homer gave credence that tne missing had The dead are Leo Wilke 32 night marshal at Homer e comtn tee was said to be lowering in come tax exemption s from 32500 to 31800 for heads ot families and from 51000 to S800 for single individuals This plus an increase in the tax rates on lower and ihiddle in on which were not immediately available was esti mated to yield upwards of 000000 In addition the committee was said to be planning tentatively to retain a provision in the original Doughton tax bill which would levy a 10 per cent increase on all individual and cor Porate income for five ivi The proposed Vase n which would add thousands of ad ditional persons to the ranks of in come taxpayers would not carry the five the five said year limitation it was It would be permanent in the sense that it would not be auto matically repealed but would re main on the statute books until some postive action were taken by congress The original bill offered by Committee Chairman Doughtoi D N applied the fiveyear provision to all its levies which included many increases in excise taxes Republicans were reported to be insisting on a general revision of the revenue laws which would keep congress in session indefin itely All but one of the republican committeemen abstained from vot ing Tuesday when the ways and means committee decided to rec ommend increasing the federal debt Limit from to 549000000000 and to devise rev enue increases which would at least pay off this Boost in Jive years George Lipp Paul Lipp 15 Eva May Lipp and Margaret Lipp 16 son and daughters of George Lipp Harr Crawford 32 station nncbao Missing arc Carolm Tebo j Indian girl adopted by the Lipp family Mrs Helen Williams 57 Jier mother Mrs Ann all of Homer Winne Lyman Lory Winnebago The bodies of all those listed as dead have been reported recov ered Searchers sighted several bodies m a creek east of Kroner and it was believed they were those of persons missing from Homer Hundreds rre homeless in th disaster area and property dam age is expectedto njn into the Bomb Paris Hospital of Paris i ANNENBERGTO PAY 8 MILLION Penalty Still to Be Imposed on Other Income Tax Evasion r Prose cutor William J Campbell Wed nesday informed a U S district court that the government has ac cepted 38000000 to settle back in come taxes of M L Anncnberg from 1923 to 1938 and loft to the court the penalty to be imposed n an admitted wilful evasion of more thansi000000 lax for one of thbse Annenberg and Joseph E Haf bofkeePing senius for from ou to ss companies which con trolled the vast publishing and horse race information empire appeared for sentencing on tneir Plea of guilty to evasion Sf An nenbergs tax for 1936 civil tax liabilities of Ihe defendant Annenberg and of his Ior the LI inclusive have been settled for the total sum of SR 000000 Campbell toW Judge James H Wilkereon The crime of wilful evasion of TO Remain I for disposition of this court FATROL MEXICAN WATERS MEXICO CITY Mexira the Gulf to prevent Smug gling of arms into this country u was learned Wednesday ousansodollas as a result of torrential rains that swelled small streams and sent them out of their banks to sweep houses and business buildings into swirling waters MflCNIDER PLANS NETWORK TALK CoasttoCoast Radio Address to Be Given on Thursday Evening I iiHUUJLU of Mason City Iowas contribution to the ranks of presi dential possibilities will delivei a coasttoconst radio speech Thursday night at on Na tional MacNider will speak from Chi cago over WBBM and his speech Lblcarned on he Columbia network The heard TCPT n c ear KGLO Mason City by listeners North lowan Dies Day After Being Renominated IOWA CITY WACter an 111 T W E Smth i died Tuesday night less than i month after he had been venom nated for a fifth term as Johnson ounty treasurer Smith a repub ican was born in Iowa City and had lived in Johnson county most of his Me He had been county reasurer since 1932 CALL STUDENTS TO COLORS ROME fascist schoo 01 political preparation hns been losed because all students have een called lo thc colors it was nnounccd Wednesday RUSSIA REPEATS PEACE INTENT Declares Interests in Black Sea Parallel to Those of Allies The Weather FORECAST IOAVA Considerable cloudi ness showers or thunderstorms central and west Thursday and extreme west Wednesday nijht slifhtly cooler Wednesday nirht extreme east portion MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness Wednesday niRm and Thursday showers Thursday west and south portions slijfht ly cooler extreme southeast somewhat warmer northwest and extreme west Wednesday nisht slightly wanner Thurs day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 77 Minimum Tuesday nishl 57 Al 8 a m Wednesday gs YEAR AGO Maximum jg Minimum tn Believes War Outcome Will Hinge on New German Drfee By DeWTTT MACKENZIE Associated Press Foreign Affairs Writer of throwing iTbackIuntn Us talh their cause immeasurably even though they have to give much ground But if Hitler Ls able to achieve his purpose of crushing the French armies hich arc the allied land bulwark just as the British navy is the bulwark ot ihf then will have established his position in Eu rope It is difficult to see how Britain singlehanded could oust him once he conquered France The allies have made it clear that they are expecting to see more dark days before they see better and they undoubtedly will anat doesnt mean they are whipped for they are not but they are in for some tough ses Certainly the world will be forced to witness another blood If my language seems blunl it is meant to he We should face Ihe facts When ths nazi chieftain set his treat war ma chine rolling again Wednesday morning he headed for quick victory or defeat for he hasnt resources for a protracted struggle It wont be Jong now before we can see the end of tne road The statement in London by so viet circles that Russia views her interests in the near east as paral el to those of the allies strikes me importance the allies provided it rcpro declared ecared Wednesday that the allies inter ests in the Black sea Mediterranean eastern and thc parallel j T Uley emphasized rurT to remain neutial in the European war S0uree This statement was frep ty of at least diplomatic coopera tion between the allies and Rus iia m the strategic area of the Black Sea and the eastern Medi terranean If Russia taxes this 5tind it means that she is signalling niussolmi not to trespass mJlat1i would be a warn ing to him to keep out of the war Eincc his entrance would involve artion in thc near eastern 70110 There is even the possibility of ae a that Russian interest in the improvement of relations might any near east and BritishRussian 1C4U110I1S have a deterrent effect on Italian plan to enter the war Nevertheless the British still legarded Italian entry as a matter 01 nine soviet source said hat Russia lias no intention of being thrust on to one side or the other in the Heindicated that Russiaspol icy would continue to emnhasire internal affairs but that the US b B is keeping alert against any encroachment on any of its in terests by one power or another Ai Butlcr British undersec retary for foreignaffairs told the house of commons Wednesday that it appeared from an official Russian communique that the appointment of SiStafford Ciipps as new ambassador to Moscow had cccpted by Kremlin al lormal notice had not yet been received i W hinted lht there By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS P A R I launches violent new offensive on 125 mile AisneSomme front striking into heart of France German infantry attacks in masses at Amiens EERLl strikes again while iron is hot sends armies on march for future of our people naxis claim Pans practically exposed to new onslaught LONDON Russian aid to counter Italian threat m Mediterranean n a t i o 11 pledges fight to finish speed rearming of B E P ROME Fascist students nttcmpt new antiallied dem onstrations but are dispersed by police as Italy trembles on brink of war LINES HOLDING Report Tanks Pierced Front at Few Points 2000000 Men Engaged PARIS war min istry spokesman said Wed nesday night that German tanks had filtered through the French lines at a few points in the German armys great offensive from the bomme river front toward Pans but that the main allied lines were holding Nearly million men were engaged in a great new battle of the Somme with the German divisions pressing a massive offen sive toward Paris Without so much as a breathing spell from their conquest of the north the Germans struck at dawn Dive bombers and heavy II AMID Heard 01 BIAJUK English Soil tfkl T in massed the French citres of la AnizyLc Chateau French along ot the ram between the front and Paris LONDON CUR Sounds or heavy explosions on the French coast signaled Wednesday that Germanys new offensive on the continent was moving close to Britain and British military ec perfs regarded as serious the battlenow raging along the banks of the Somme The ground shook and windows rattled m southeast coastal towns as heavy explosions on lie French coast reminded Britons that Ger man legions had launched blitzkrieg The Somme offensive was con sidered by military ex perts as sudden although for a fortnight there had been general speculation about Germanys next move after the conquest of Fland One reason for tlie seriousness with which British military quar ters viewed the offensive was the fact that the bulk of the British expeditionary force as well as thousands of experienced French troops now wero in Britain await ing reequipment Military experts however be lieved that the freshness of thc French troops on the Somme Aisne Weygand line should be of considerable aid in resisting the offensive It was added that should the Germans achieve a breakthrough the Wey gand line a critical situation would arise because ot the flat ter The French stand virtualh alone on he line although ther are some British divisions there Allied sources say that effec tive help cannot be forthcoming from Britain until British in dustry can replace the vast stores of supplies arid war FIanders Soon after Uie thunder of thc dive bombers and the German ar tillery had reached a crescendo the German infantry swarmed iclc cl ZURICHSwiss a led ivarplanes raid Friedrich shafen drop six bombs in Switzerland ii1lr0rlc5 columns tolled lor openings in the French ines lo start their characteristic ightnmg dashes deep behind the French front In Paris before the army com mittee of the chamber of depu ties Premier Paul Reynaud voiced us confidence that France can nope for a favorable issue of he new struggle fiht to thc end with British ally for the liberty of he world he said The new battle began with a lolent artillerybombardment of lie trench lines Under cover of thc bairae I masses of infantry moved forward French Certain Paris Objective of cooperation between Ihe Kremlin and the allies in the i cooperaiion should Russia s near eastern in terests be jeopardized American Volunteer Is Reported Missing NEW YORK A Jump driver for the American Volunteer Ambulance corps in Europe who was reported missing iccantly is m a German prison ai the Avac said Dartmouth anrf a native nf Ladies Aid to Meet at Church in Fenton aid St Johns Lu ic H w i ic church basement Thursday Mrs F F Mueller and Mrs Louis thC The LCagUC meels Thursday Remove Leopold Bust at Belgian Pavilion H h had stood near thc entrance o Belgmm s pavilion at thc New Voik worlds fair has been re moved on orders from thc refugee Belgian government in France Claim 3 Allied Generals Prisoners BERLIN official news agency dispatch datclincd Thurs Kifk asserted Wednesday hat three allied generals were amoii 1 j e iajjiu ttu vdlltc trCI man mechanized units possible 45 Nazi Divisions Engage in Drive PARIS UR Fortyfive Gor man divisionssupported by 000 dive bombing planes 2250 tanls and loOOO motorized vehicles op ened a mass attack on a J IDmile front of the new French Weygand line at dawn Wednesday between the English channel and the Aisne river hoping to smash through to final victory and force thc allies to their knees Six hundred thousand German nfantrymen 40 divisions went over the top at 5 a m under the bombers which dived shrieking nto the allied line At 11 a m after six of furious fighting in which every man knew that the fate of his country was at stake Uie French nigh command said that it was too early to show any indication of he progress of the battle Five mechanized divisions rc jrganized from the 10 which start ed the blitzkrieg attack on Hol and and Belgium May 10 backed up thc German infantry But this was an infantryartiJ ery battle the greatest since the war a test of man against man the first rerI clash of the nassed French and Gorman arm since this war started prisoners Dunkirk laken in thc Tlie Dunkirk fall of harbor iiaroor had been destroyed thc agencv reported and among countless small vessels damaged 20 larger ships beached show how suc cessful German air bombing had been L 4 MASON CIT7 DAYS semioffi a Telefrance agency com rnentinr Wednesday on the new German offensive said the only thing certain is the direc tion whieh is implied by the attacks The IWcr Seine and I ans are the objectives sought to thc attacks as thc nazi air force overhead bombing and i Irs 1 1 fig The heaviest attacks were launched in he rcgion of Amln Ailetle canal below the World war bal llc yround of Chemin Ots iamcs There were no immediate le ports on thc progicss of thc ficht sources said merely Ihe battle is continuingActu ully there arc no details The attack came in blitzkrieg fashion less than 24 hours aflc thc fall of Dunkerque which si Ot thc IN NO POSITION TO AID FRENCH Invaders Said to Have Broken Across Somme AisneOise Canal BULLETIN BERLIN AP The high command announced Wednesday night that the Weygand line across northern France had been broken at several points in fierce German thrusts toward Paris and Le Havre after the Somme had been crossed BERLIN Germans forecast Wednesday night that their march into legions would Pans within a rea Flanders and left the Germans oan m and some 10000 square miles of northern France First reports indicated lhat He German offensive apparent y aimed at Paris was confined lo tne SommeAisne front which A jpcciiil summer selling event FRIDAY and SATURDAY JUNK 78 Ul0n c c1le iwnk ot the new battle line and along the Maginot line no unusual activity was reported Heavy French forces have been the Ruhr vaii moved nto consolidated positions war ndustricl long tlie entire front from Abbe to the Aisne and Oise iunc lon where the Ailette river canal onnects Uie two rivers Running from Abbeville alor he Somme the French line fol ows the river which itself con titutes an obstacle to military on rations J v The river valley is not only larrow but also swampy The Somme is paralleled clear to Ab eyille by a canal along the xvid ning mouth Along the lower Somme Ihe southern slope of the valley forms a rampart of ifs steep in cline with small woods adapt able to antitank defenses scat tered throughout the region The air ministry announced that allied bombers had struck back in retaliation for thc raid on the Paris area and for new nazi forays over thc Rhone valley and the port of Le Havre Striking deep into Germimy irench planes were reported to have bombed with great success military objectives in thc vicinity of Munich and Frankfort 220 and HO miles respectively from the frontier Airdromes railway lines and munitions factories were showered with bombs in thc raids according to the air ministry Among the I important objectives sairi to have I DCOn Vlit i fciiiij ti iL11111 week or a fortnight as reports came in of progress on n broad front in the big new German offensive Military quarters de clined to specify detailsof the progress of the Ger man advance but neutral sources said he attacking Germans had crossed both the Somme and the Aisne Oise canal only 58 miles from Paris It appeared that a grout new German pincers move ment was under way with one German arm swinging down ihe Norman coast toward Le Havre ancf the other striking toward Soissons and Com riegne Objective twin thrusts is the envelopment of Paris The prediction that German troops would march into the French capital within a weekor n fortnight nt the latest was open ly voiced in many nazi quarters Wednesday German quarters suggested that me drive against Great Britain may be deferred in an effort to beat France to her knees and leave her too weak to oid Britain when the attack on the British islcd is launched German quarters said that tlm British were in no position to icl thc French in bcatinp back Itir present offensive and llmt trance was weakened seriously by the loss of three first line armies in thc Flanders cam paign In addition it was pointed put here France is compelled to immobilize an army of a million men on the Alps frontier be cause of thc danger of Kalian intervention in the war now stands alone with out the aid of her allies on tlie continent the DcuUche Allge meiuc Zcitung asierted Her own strength on which she must de pend is no longer what it formerly was but only 1 tiny part of the total strength which the proud and victorious France of 1918 consid ered necessary for her The military spokesman de clined to reveal specific informa tion regarding the progress of the drive but in wellinformed neu tral quarters it was reported that tlie Germans had broken across both the Somme and the Aisne Oisc canal Thc German armies arc driving forward on the broadest front military quarters said between thc coast and the Maginot line The immediate object of the drive hcsc quarters said is In separate Britain and France more completely and to estab lish new bases for Ihe attack on Britain Nazis Would Teach iiujvinvc5 sain 10 nave rr ninn If I been hit was a airplane mo I aoon tu tor factory All the French planes IO AlllCS were said tn said to luivc At the same time thc British ar lorcc reported lo be bombing the Ruhr where German are concentrated Adolf Hitler at dawn day sent his armies plunginK against France on the Sommc AIMIC hfic to teach a historic les son to thc allies as the fuehrer   

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