Saturday, June 8, 1940

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION MASON CITY mAiwrt L THE BRIGHT k SPOT THI NtWSTAKI THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICHKMS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY TTTKK nun NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME FBEmjft BATTER NAlisTwifiiiiSw Mr F FORD WILL GET Ro Bombers background tells Us on story STUDY OUTPUT Compulsory Military Training b Hotly Debated in Washington WASHINGTON army put one of its fastest pursuit planes at Henry Fords disposal to let him determine whether his mass production gen ius can get aerial fighters rolling oil assembly lines at the amaz ing rate of 1000 a day The completion of arrange ments to have the pursuit ship de livered to Ford engineers in De troit Monday momentarily dis tracted defense program attention from the sharp cleavage of con gressional opinion on President Roosevelts applause for a news paper editorial urging compulsory military training for the nation The unofficial debate 011 compulsory training however was off to a heated start and there were indications of addi tional legislative dissension over administration plans which would in effect make a larp amount of World war equip ment available for allied pur chase by turning it back to the manufacturers The announcement that a pur suit plane would be sent to De troit was made by the warde partment Friday night Assistant SecretaryLouisJohnson said that are quest to see the ship as soon as possible Ford pioneer in automotive mass production asserted two weeks ago that given certain con ditions his plants in six months could turn out 1000 standard types planes daily The state ment immediately aroused inter est both here and in London and there was evidence that Britain anxious to bolster her air force intended to explore the possibil ity After his father spoke Edscl Ford came to Washington to confer with Treasury Secre tary Morgeathau coordinator of domestic and allied purchases of military aircraft At that time Morgonthau said they discussed the possibility of putting Ford plants into mass pro duction on engines No mention was made of complete planes The elder Ford in asserting that he could build 1000 planes every 24 hours stipulated these con ditions That his company be left to its own supervision that there be no meddling by government agen cies and that he Jiavc the coun sel of such aviation authorities as Charles A Lindbergh and Ed ward Rickenbacker During the World wr Ford turned his great industrial plants to the mass production of mu nitions whippet tanks ambu lances and submarine chasers Be tween 1925 and 1929 he manu factured a number of trimotor transport planes and was then credited with having plans in mmd for the mass production of aircraft TTT11 CAJLJ Witt Be Dedicated Sunday President of Drake Is Among Speakers on Program Mason Citys new li brary will be dedicated Sunday at a program starting at p m in the auditorium of the building Dr D Morehousc presi dent of Drake University DCS Mojnes and noted astronomer will speak on Continuing Edu cation during the afternoon Program which will be high Iiehted with informal talks by President of the American iibrarjassoci ation Ames Arieigh Marshall Mawm City mayor and John A Holabord of Holabird and Root company Chicago designers of the building The dedication will be broadcast by KGLO at 3 p m A music pro ram Ifram will be MUSC furnished by the Mason DISQUALIFIED IN GOLF OPEN Several Players Start Half Hour Ahead of Schedule in Tourney SPORTS BULLETIN CANTERBURY COUNTRY CLUii CLEVELAND land Gibson Kansas City Ky Laf fopn Chicago and Claude Har mon Ravinia 111 were disquali fied from the national open oU champmnship Saturday for start ing thenfinal round a half hour ahead of schedule with no mem ber of the tournament committee on the first tee Increase in Sales Tax Collections for First Quarter Shown DES MOINES WIoua sales tax yardstick of the slates buying showed u at lcast 1U ccnt the first quarter of 1940 over the three months of Satu d commission reported With the books scheduled to re main open until June 30 the final may be somewhat higher officials said S3 2M 1 tolaled hi i hc report showed while last years final figure for the quarter was First Three other dedication Dr Morchouse will present a lecture on stars from the open deck of the new building Ihe talk will got under way about o p m 1 Exhibits of maps and books will be displayed Arrangements nave been made for conducted tours through the building and grounds from Z p m to Pto The dedication will mark the the summer loi the library which will closing at 8 p m On Mondays hCnCC3 and Circulati0n service Sunday bccausc n designer oC the new building has been appointed by President Roosevelt to the comi mission of fine arts Washington sii u C The commission passes on all i in buildings sculpture paintings other civic architectural matters m certain areas of Washington Harri AiU Ed Oliver and Johnny Bulla started i half hour early and the tournament commit I Considering their case j Oliver shot a 287 and disqualification was announced It was possible that Olivers 2S7 might have been the winnin KIRK IS GUEST OF ROOSEVELT Diplomat Just Back From Berlin Goes on Cruise on Potomac WASHINGTON WAlcxan fr k seni01 diplomatic officer of the American embassy m Berlin will be a 3uest of President Roosevelt on an over night Potomac river cruise start ing late Saturday Kirk returned from Germanythis week Other guests on the cruise will T Associate Justice William O Douglas of me supreme court and Mrs Douglas Mrs James Roosevelt Jr and Miss Marguerite Lehand the Presidents personal secretary White house officials said the chief executive would not decide until Monday morning whether to attend on that day commencement exercises at the University of Vir aimaat Charlottesville where his ionFranklin is being graduated Capture of British Ambassador to Belgium Ts Claimed by Nazis British am ssador to Brussels Sir Lancelot Ohphant was captured with Brit ish expeditionary force troops left behind jn France DNB official German news agency announced Saturday The agency said that th was captured on French soil and Under certain circumstances His case will be closely examined GERMAN PLANES BOMB ENGLAND 8 Counties Report Minor Losses Big Scale Raid Expected LONDON planes scattered bombs over eight Eng lish counties early Saturday morn ing and machine gunned one town in Ihe third widespread raid in three days Belief hardened that the planes were preparing for a big scale bombing campaign in addition to trying to wreck Royal Air force liclds and harass merchant ship ping There were intermittent air raid alarms over the eight counties for three hours An air ministry com munique reported that they dropped some bombs but did little damage and caused no casualties so far as was known It was disclosed that bombs fell on a town in Northamptonshire during the night but there was little damage and no casualties One bomb fell in the middle of a street shattering windows in the neighborhood Another fell on a structure over a swimming pool and a third in a garden One of the bombing planes crashed on to a rectory in Suffolk county while tbe rector was pre paring his Sunday sermon The house was wrecked but there were no casualties to residents Two of ne trcrman crew were killed however and a third was injured GERMANS A VOID ANY DETAIL IN ADVANCE CLAIM Assert Uboat Sank Enemy Cruiser Off Coast of Ireland BERLIN of fensive along the Somme river is rolling forward successively with new ground gained on the lower bomme the high command an nounced Saturday but the official report failed for the third suc cessive day to give specific de tails of the terrific fighting in northern France The nazi air force was reported taking a big hand in the opera tions bombing troop concentra tions behind the French lines Other developments listed in the communique 1 The number of prisoners taken at Dunkerque originally placed at 40000 then 58000 has risen to 88000 2 A German submarine sank auxiliary cruiser ot 14000 tons off northwest Ire land 3 The air force renewed at tacks on Dover harbor and air ports of the south and east coasts of England 4 Ten civilians were killed in allied air raids on one Ger man city but generally little damage was caused by the con tinued raids Two paragraphs covered the battle an France Pur operations south of the Somme and the Aisne canal con tinue to proceed satisfactorily the communique said On the southern lower Somme also the enemy was pushed back The air force supporting the Trmy fighting on the southern Somme successfully bombed with trong forces troop concentrations columns of infantry and artillery positions The lack of details in the high commands communiques said in informed circles to be in line with the commands policy of not Kivinff the enemy clearer picture of tbe situation However it was said the ad vance was proceeding on sched British air bases as well as the Jort of Dover were bombed in air aids on eastern and southern Britain the communique said A German submarine it said Iso sank an allied auxiliary French Say Suburbs of Berlin Raided PARIS plane bombed the industrial suburbs o Berlin Friday night it was sai officially Saturday The admiralty disclosed tha French seaplanes had participate in the raid and that importan factories in Berlin suburbs ha been their targets German planes bombed Pari last Tuesday destroying propertj Nazis Deny Bombs Dropped Near Berlin BERLIN authorized spokesman declared Saturday night that there is absolutely no truth in a French announce ment that factories in Berlin suburbs had been bombed Fri day night We have been out with spy glasses all day looking for dam age the spokesman said There have been no air raid alarms in Berlin and no rumors of such bombing killing more than 250 persons an wounding more than 600 All of the French planes whicl participated in the Berlin raid re turned safely to their bases the admiralty said A squadron of seaplanes on tin night of June 7 bombed factorie on the outskirts of Berlin thi admiralty communique said Al planes returned to their bases The French did not say wha type of plane they used or from where they Hew It is known the trench have taken some Ameri canmade dive bombers from the fleet to use in land operations French reprisal raids have been made on Frankfort and on Mun ich since the Paris bombing It Was officially denied that the Germans in a raid on Cherbourg and Havre had destroyed these Ports as claimed by German sources The French said only a few bombs were dropped ary ruiscr of 14000 tons northwest of reland GermanAmerican Support Allies Is Formed Bluffs Boy 9 Dies From Lockjaw Attack COUNCIL BLUFFS i Vcar old Holland Perry died of lockjaw Friday Hc cut his fool on an old radio pert Organization Believes Hiderism Offers Big Threat to Civilization YORK of ine GermanAmerican congress for democracy an organization of American citizens of German des cent who believe in United States support for the allies was an BohnCCd Saturday by Drfrank Dr Buhn a Washington wnlei and lecturer is soninlaw or Dame C Roper former sccvciary commerce We hope to organize Germans on a national basis to support government in its present and fu tuie oiforts to combat Hitler explained Dr Bohn Erwin H Klaus president of the GermanAmerican dcmo said is mcmbcrhip of 2000 would affiliate with the new gamzation ALEXANDER C KIRK With Roosevelt 2 Million Belgians Dislodged by Upheaval BERLIN a Responsible said Saturday night that two million Belgian civilians have been dislodgedby the up heaval caused by the German in vasion and the subsequent battles on Belgian soil Homes and busi nesses have been destroyed Bar Convention to Be Held in Rapids WATKRLCO CLOUDINESS FOR IOWA FORECAST North Iowa Given Drenching Clarion Reports 26 Inches DES MOINES 7PThc weath er bureau Saturday predicted gen eially fair weekend weather for Iowa but this will be followed by increasmg cloudiness on Sunday the forecast said In the western part of the stale temperatures were down to nor mal again after a week of unsea sonable warmth but elsewhere m Iowa readings still averaged four degrees above normal Hjinfall was general over the northern half of the state Friday ndarliht Witl Clario 3nce Famous Actor Dies in Obscurity JERSEY CITY N T James Hall once a 52500 a week Hollywood movie idol but in re cent years an entertaining in small night clubs died in obscurity Fri day at 33 Two weeks ago he en tered the Jersey City Medical Center suffering from cirrhosis the liver He resided in a rooming house By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME Italys entrance cxccu a State morning to hold the 1B41 convcn n Cede Rapite in cary Mason na iol Webster City j 110 Atlantic 4 and Forest City 67 ADMIRAL WASHINGTON UBAdmiral United commaldccl North r3 duiins Hie The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair cooler extreme cast and extreme south night Sunday in creasing cloudiness northwest and northcentral portions warmer east and south MINNESOTA Partly cloudy o cloudy showers Sunday and west portion Saturday nifht somevvhat warmer Sunday east fN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather Maximum Friday 77 Minimum Friday night 69 At 8 m Saturday 61 Rain for Zl hour period ending mSaturday 148 inches Fridays heavy downpour meas ured 1146 at the KGLO transmit ter nnd Ii5 at the American Crys companys observation into war against allies within a week is predicted by well informed sources as recalled soldiers leave for Naples for eign commercial air schedules are curtailed shipping de layed PARIS Advance detach ments of German tanks break through western flank of French line to depth of 12 miles high command de clares remainder of new Wey gand line holding after stra tegic withdrawals designed to straighten line nazis within 53 miles of Paris BERLIN High command reports further progress in nazi assault on Weygand line informed circles declare drive has shattered French hopes INTENSE AIR ACTIVITY SEEN ON BOTH SIDES French in Retirement Maneuver Inflicting Heavy Losses on Nazis PARIS The French with drew Saturday night from the AumalcNoyon line ini the center ol the Somme front in what a war ministry spokesman described as a retirement maneuver He added that extremely heavy losses were inflicted on the Ger mans during nle withdrawal It was a fallback along 60 miles of he front the said threw 20 fresh infantry divisions into the biggest days Vhe n in to the 40 already used On the right French flank the nazis established a small bridge head of the Aisne river in the Soisspns sector This position is being counter attacked incessantly by the French The battle raged all the way from the sea to the Chemindes and heights north of A German tank column on the French left flank was being coun terattacked by allied air forces at Forges Les Eaux A Hyinr column of 150 French H th Mcort of and BritUh pursuit plane ranred over the battlefield at tacking tank convoys airfields and troop concentrations The air activity was officially char IZed intensc on The Germans used seven tank more than 3000 ma of which a certain num f by fhe spokesniBii ojje newly arrived in the battle he two main az outh from the region ot Rove in he Oisevalley leading to Pari of fighting from tions fixed posi Bluntly announcing the Ger man advance the high command I1 morning communique No 7 ot the war said armored elements rc oiteri Friday in the upper Bresle uer have accentuated their rogress Advance detachments ave reached Forges Les Eaux Jhe situnlion continues sta onary at other parts of the front It meant that the German tanks ad advanced 36 miles since the art of the battle Wednesday at awn and had reached a point I Forges Les Eauv half way be Ihe Brcsle and the Seine whose moudi lies Le Havre A war office spokesman said The situation is serious but nol H was indicated that in pur suit of the Uctical plans of Gen IV axlme Weycand allied gener alissimo the allies in the Brcse sector had permitted some tanks to pass them dcsiminj to close m behind them and try keep German shock troops from fol lowine the advance It had looked for a time at the British end of fhe line thai the 1ad But at dawn Saturday the Ger b 1Cd lllvousl biggest advance ot the battle LONDON German planes raid coast for third successive tal station YEAR AGO maximum Minimum 53 Rain WEEKLY FORECAST pcriixl FoiMho Upper Mississippi VaU mud precipitation incii night R A F continues slashes at German lines and supplies behind lines changes in home defense command announced illnrs iin i j r precipitation ncli nCS C and tempera Libcrfy Bell to Be Struck June 24 Broadcast Planned i PHILADELPHIA OP The sound of Americas liberty bell will echo throughout the nation June 24 Republican leaders have for a Patriotic meeting to new on the opening day of the national convention at Independ ence square Doors of Indepen dence hall will be opened to allow view of the hisloiic bell will hat Generalissimo oiiu inr me wee and tcmnnra i I lure will average below n as mo Wey gand already had taken measures 1o annihilate the German tank columnwinch he described s imp ort antthat had broker through the Breslc river line General Weygand the dcclaiel himself satisfied with operations and de velopments in the great battle it was pointed out that the Go columns which broke thiough the upper Bresle Wiis not accompanied by infantry The French hifh command r a rcs to block off and destroy the anks which for the present regarded nther as raiders terra holfl The French government ladin estimated that 400 tnnks we e This Uouid make 800 of Germanys oiieinsl force of 2000 reported destroyed