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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME I I a lit MM Of COUP OCt HAIKU U HOME EDITION THI NEWSTAKt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHrMtS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT t SPOT 4 VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED MtESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WHTES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 61940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 208 NAZIS GAIN DESPITE TANK LOSSES 2000 Armored Machines Used by Invaders French Report ALLIES APPEAL FOR SPEED IN WAR SUPPLIES Ambassadors in France and Great Britain Send Pleas by Cable Phone WASHINGTON UPJ The white housfe disclosed Thursday that the American ambassadors in Great Britain and France have been forwarding appeals by trans Atlantic cable and telephone to speed up production ol war sup plies for the allies White House Secretary Stephen T Early made the disclosure as he announced that President Roosevelt will hold his second meeting at 2 p m with the na tional defense commission which is starting work on the task of applying mass production methods to the manufacture of weapons Earlywas asked about a Paris report that William C Bullitt ambassador to Paris and Joseph P Kennedy envoy in London had telephoned Wednesday re questing greater speed in produc tion of planes and other material ordered by the allies I dont know about that spe citic call Kennedy but both Bullitt are telephoning and and communicating by cable and ask ing that we do everything can to speed up production Early said He did not dismiss the possi bility that this country is prepar ing to sell quantities of surplus annsfantiquated 75 mm guns MacNider to Give Address on Defense DBS MOINES Iowas delegation to the republican na tional convention is completing plans for effective presentation of the candidacy of the states fa vorite son Hanford MacNider for the GOPs presidential nom ination Some ol the delegates believe MacNiders chances for the nom ination are gaining strength They refer to what they term the marked decline in Dewey stock during the last two weeks A former assistant secretary of war MacNider is scheduled to discuss National in a coasttocoast radio addresi at oclock Thursday night KGLO to Broadcast CoasttoCoast Talk Col Hanford MacNiders ad dress will be beard over sta tion KGLO from to Thursday night The Columbia network will carry the address which will be broad cast from Chicago MacNiders boosters forecast that the New York district attor ney will go into the Philadelphia convention June 24 with fewer votes than Senator Taft of Ohio for the partys presidential nom ination and that neither will have CIMGSHOWN BYWEYGANDIN MEETING NAZIS Matches Superior Army Strength With Skill Spirit to Do or Die By DEWITT MacKENZlE W Foreign Affairs Writer The allied forces withstood the initial German onslaught Wednes day well and French militaiy leaders said the situation Thurs day morning was fairly good The nazis renewed their assault with great fury at dawn Thursday and their version of the position is that they have broken the French line at several points However this battle which like ly will decide the outcome of the war hasnt proceeded far enougl for us to draw sweeping conclu sions The French poilu appears lo have performed his good deed of the day with splendid morale Wednesday and the cunning of allied Generalissimo Weygand uas in evidence in the sturdi ncss of his line of defense at the outset Beyond that cannot go a this moment for we know tha nearly enough to nominate Jay Williams of Sioux Falls S Dak in charge of the MacNider for President headquarters at Minneapolis Minn has pointed put that the favorable aspect lies not in the large number of pledged votes for the lowan but in the is Weygand will have perfprme wonders if he is able to hold tha line anywhere near its present po sition fn directing perhaps th greatest defensive action of his tory he is trying tn raatch superio strength with skill and the spir among his willing troops to do o die Gerraart IOWAN KILLED IN AIR CRASH Sioux City Boy 18 Had Just Received License as Pilot SIOUX CITY Johnson an 18 year old high school student who received his pilots license only a few days ago was killed Thursday in an air plane crash near Rickenbacker airport Charles MePherson 23 a radio operator for Mid Continent Air lines was injured critically Johnson died shortly after he was taken to a hospital McPberson came to Sioux City from Pickens Miss last Decem ber and held a private pilots li cense out The stite republican convention asked the delegation to present MacNiders candidacy for the partys nomination AH but two of the Iowa dele gates met at the Mason City mans home last weekend with some MacNider for President work ers MacNider is a former national commander of the American Le gion and a former United States minister to Canada SENATE VOTES NAVAL BILL in Appropriations for New Ships Approved WASHINGTON sen ate sent to the white house Thurs day a naval ap propriations bill making emergen cy funds available immediately to speed up the production ships aircraft munitions and armamen and the construction of new ai bases The chamber completed congressional action on the mea sure carrying in di rcct appropriations and 612 in contract authority by ac cepting a conference report pre viously approved by the house EVERYTHING YOU By THE UNWED PRESS FRANCE German tanks punch five or six miles through French defense lines at several points but French say they failed to break the line in face of murderous fire from French 75s II i g h com mand says Germans are ad vancing ever y w here on French front in drive to southwest Official agency says Hamburg bombed with three dead and 21 injured the French1 which rests on the coast nea Abbeville The French state th they made a slight withdraw here The immediate purpose of the drive in this sector is 1 tn turn the allied wing and 2 to race down the coast and capture the great port of Icllavre This is the French end of the lifeline between France and England and its possession by the Ger mans would make it extremely difficult for he British to carry aid by water to their allies There may be a further purpose premised on the success of the turning operation The Germans may try to extend this arm to form one side of a great pair of pincers lo envelop Paris the other arm developing from a thrust in the Ailette river region near the cen ter the allied front This coastal attack and the other main German thrusts have been shrewdly placed along the great railway lines leading to Paris If you will glance at your map you will see that Abbeville near the Amiens and the general region of Ham where heavy fighting is proceeding all are on important railroads pos session of which will be invaluable to the nazis if their war machine is able to roll on toward the capital if Moderate withdrawals of the French at various points do not necessarily mean that they have suffered a heavy setback Such withdrawals may be primarily for the purpose nf occupying stronger positions Indeed Wfy attractively priced MASON CITY DAYS Friday and Saturclay Junc 78 GREAT BRITAIN G e r mans raid 250mile stretch of English east coast apparent ly aiming at Royal Air Force fields British report minor damage and few casualties Italy warns ship ping that Italian coastal and colonial waters are dangerous for a distance of 12 miles at sea lowan Is Assistant Secretary for G 0 P PHILADELPHIA G ODonnell of Cedar Rapids Iowa I has been appointed an assistant secretary for the republican na tional convention here beginning June 24 Dubuque Boy Riding Bicycle Is Killed WEBSTER CITY yearold Raymond Allen oE Du buque was fatally injured when he was struck by a truck while riding his biycle a half mile west of here He was the son ot Mrs Helen Allen a widow Hitler Visits Memorial bv his ftfficers accordingto the Germancensor approved caption for this picture Adolf Hitler is shownduring a visit to the Canadian war memorial at Vimy Ridge At Hitlers right is Gen Wilhelm Keitei head of the supreme command of German armed forces British troops returning from Flanders reported the memorial had been destroyed GENFRALISSIMO WFYGAND Cunning sands whole line of defense is arranged to operate in that very ashion You will have noted that dis atches speak of theFrench line s being constructed in depth that means is this The term rather a mis omer since it gives the imp res on otinfantry drawn up shoul er to shoulder Actually the reygand line may be several ilcs deep in places That is instead of having a olid line big and little strategic oints along the whole front are ejended as best suits the silua on and there may be very con iderable spaces between these efensive positions which have no roops in them at all but are dom nated by machinegun nests and ther methods In many a battlea single ma hinegun nest containing perhaps wo or three men has been able lecause of its dominating position o control several hundred yards if front These strategic points ire dotted all over the front run ning back for long distances ome cases and taken together hey constitute the line So you can see that a withdrawal at any oint may be merely a readjust ment The French report that the Ger man loss in tanks which form om of the greatest menaces to the al ies has been very heavy becaus of the operation of the depth line The poilus have merely move out of the way and let these stce monsters run through after whic Ihe line has again been closec The tanks thus cut off have bee blasted to pieces by the famou French 75s FRANK MURRAY S NOMINATED Buffalo Center Man Has Percentage for Agriculture Office DES MOINES Mur ny of Buffalo Center appeared hursday to have the democratic lomination for Iowa state secrc ary of agriculture on the basis complete unofficial returns rom all but eight counties Murray brother of Ray Mur ray who held the same office rom 1333 to 1937 had three op wnents in the primary election Jonday Thomas L Curran who held the office from 1937 to 1939 was close behind Murray with Charles rloush of Des Moines and C A Zellmer of Atlantic in arrears Ninetyone ot Iowas 99 coun ties gave Murray 35234 votes while Curran had 32460 Housh isd 13937 and Zcllmer had 451 Murrays percentage was 374 or 24 per cent above the 33 re quired for nomination 3 ARE KILLED IN HAMBURG BY BRITISH PLANES Germans Say Troops Gain Everywhere Along French Front BERLIN UR The German high command said Thursday that its troops were advancing every where along the French front in a powerful drive toward the southwest The great German offensive said the high command in pro ceeding exactly according to plan and the French are being driven buck on a broad front The high command reportec hat the count of prisoners cap ured at Bunkerque has now risen to 58000 and that war material and other booty has been recov ered in amounts which cannot ye e estimated The official DNB news agenc asserted that three persons wer killed and 21 injured in a larg Nazis Go Across Pontoon Bridge Built in 3 Hours BERLIN German crossing of the Somme river over a pontoon bridge laid in Ihe face of French artillery fire and the gaining of heights on the southerni Thursday night in advices from the war front The crossing was effected at Pont Remy a few miles south east of Abbeville these advices said and a force of tanks rum bled across the improvised span to commanding heights on the Frenchdefended side German pioneer given from day break until noon to throw the bridge across the Somme it was said but performed the job in three perspiring hours while shells rained about them English and Mazis Trade Air Blows LONDON aerial lows in unceasing warfare Ger manys air force Thursday un eashed its most extensive bomb ng attack on England since the var began while British airmen vere reported officially to have ttacked German troops supply ases and communication lines in aids extending from the battle one in Franceto the industriaily mportant Huhr valley in western The nazis dropped high explo ives and incendiary bombs in heir sweep over a 270 mile stretch if English coastline early Thurs day and Wednesday night in ap NEW DEFENSES GET HUNDREDS OF NAZI TANKS French Authorities Admit Germans Have Made Slight Advance PARIS The Germans throwing at least 2000 tanks into the battle of the Somme were re ported by the French war min istry spokesman Thursday night parent search for British air dromes British airmen made aerial asj saults on crowded German com munications lines leading to the Somme river battlefield in new to have made a slight advance French forces are retiring Thursday both on the west and on efforts to help their French allies halt the German drive on Paris While Britons with rilles and guns at hand stood constant watch at home against any attempted invasion of their tight little isle the air ministry reported that me dium and heavy bombers the Royal Air Force attacked enemy troop concentrations and harassed the cast flanks of the Somme front Some of the German tanks were estimated to have driven as much as seven and a half miles into the French lines at tacking in swarms of 200 and 300 and engaging French men and machines in gigantic bat tles However several hundred ot these tanks were declared by the war office spokesman to have enemy movements behind the fighting front Otherheavy bombers the min istry added struck at junctions and marshalling yards west of the while others attacked mili tary objectives in Germany In an earlymorning raid the British scored direct hits on oi tanks captured by the Germans a Ghent the ministry announced The airmen were reported to hav flown low and machinegunne targets in Ghent which was il luminated by the flames from the burning oil tanks aeen destroyed by French tanks scale allied bombing attack Wed nesday night on Hamburg the greatest German port Hamburg is one of the strat egic German sea bases which iglit be employed for organiza tion of an expeditionary force in any attack on Britain Allied planes have reported repeated raids on Hamburg in recent might be employed for organiza days The German higli command re ported that the German air force engaged on widespread attacks behind the allied lines particu larly on airfields in central France and the important French harbor of Cherbourg The operations begun Wednes day in France said the high command are proceeding accord erywheie won terriloiy toward the southwest In addition lo raids carried out in France the high command reported extensive bombing of British airfields on Ihe eastern and southeastern coast German planes were also work ing in close liaison with German ittacking columns bombing Trench defensive positions along he Weygand line and attacking concentrations of French troops The high command claimed that 143 allied planes had been de stroyed in Wednesdays operations Nineteen German planes were nissing Allied plane losses were report ed as follows 49 in air battles 13 y antiaircraft fire the remainder Dy bombing on the ground The high command asserted that wo allied planes were brought down in the Hamburg raid and one over the Netherlands It claimed that no important dam age was caused by the allied bombing attacks in Germany Tank and infantry divisions supported by hundreds of dive bombers and many fresh divisions which poured continuously through Belgium into northern France struck viciously along the entire Somme front but concen trated on two toward Havre and the Reynaud Declares Hundreds of Nazi Tanks Destroyed PARIS Via Frances Premier Paul Keyoaud declared Thursday night that hundreds and hundreds ot enemy tanks been destroyed since the Germans launched theirdrive at dawn Wednesday toward Paris the heart of France Frances new oneman direc tor of the war also told his countrymen that there now was reason for hope despite the grave present news Keynaud in his radio speech said that Adolf Hitler had used every airplane and tank he could muster in the present of fensive but that the French operations ivere being carried out satisfactorily planes and by the infantry sup port points which are staggered through General Maxime Wey gands tangle of new fortifications on the Somme front The French left or west flank was withdrawing from the Scmtne along the English channel coast toward the Breslc river roughly seventeen miles south of Abbe ville The French right east Ilpnlx was falling back from the Ailelte river south toward the Aisne riv er The German drive was concen trated in the sectors south ot Abbeville Amiens and Peronne cast of the Disc valley and in the Ailette sector Violent air battles went on the French reporting they had shot down 36 German planes and wrecked perhaps seven more German troops concen bcd and ma Luwarci i ic other toward morc tr ediate objectives bom Mexico Plans Checkup of All Foreigners MEXICO CITY nation wide checkup on the whereabouts and activities of nil foreigners in Mexico will be instituted shortly by the department of the interior it was announced Thursday Declares U S Aid to Allies in Year Would Not Be Too Lat t LONDON of in formation Alfred Duff Cooper told American newspapermen Thurs day that if America should come to the aid of the allies even a year from now it would not be too late Dewey Forces Claim 400 Votes 1st Ballot NEW YORK headquarters of Dist Atty Thomas E Dewey claimed Thursday that he would have more than 400 votes on the first ballot at the republican national convention and that there were sufficient other votes in sight to assure his nomination as the partys presidential candidate The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday preceded by showers and thunderstorms in east and south portions Thursday afternoon or Thurs day night cooler Thursday night and in smith and extreme cast portions Friday MINNESOTA Cloudy showers in north cooler In west and south Thursday night Friday Centrally fair in west consid erable cloudiness in east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday night At 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Kfi Minimum 54 ing to plan Our troops have ev T MICHEL 1 Within 24 hours after the fall of Dunkerquc English channel port from which allied armies trapped in the battle of Flanders were vaciialed Adolf Hitler ordered a ncur German drive directed Paris French reports said there was activity all alon the J25mile front heavy broken line and that the attacks were at Amiens B and in the area between Laon and Soissons   

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