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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSP AKR THAT MAKCS ALL NMTH IOWANS NEICHKMV HOME EDITION MASONCITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 14 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SPOT 4 PAPDS CONSISTS OP TWO NAZIS BROKEN PLEDGES CITED BY ROOSEVELT Declares U S Doing All Possible to Give Assistance to Allies WASHINGTON Presiden Roosevelt Friday cited the re cor of Germanys broken pledges t other nations as discounting re ports quoting Adolf Hitler as say ing that he has no aspirations ij the western hemisphere That brings up recollections Mr Roosevelt said permitting di rect quotation of his response t press conference questions abou Hitlers expression He said that should be suffi cient comment adding that it could be expanded upon indef initely with references to spe cific dates and nations The president implied that Ger inanys record of violating pledge to other nations does not permi this country to rest assured tha thenau aspirations will not b projected into the America her power to extend material re sources to the beleaguered allies icfused to comment further on the last supreme appeal for aid broadcast to this country Thurs day night by Premier Paul Rey naud of France Everything is being done said the president that can possibly be done under the circumstances Supplementinr the work of the national defense commis sion Mr Roosevelt disclosed that he is establishing imme diately a national defense re search commission of outstand ing technical experts to draw the full scientific powers of America in an effort to accele rate rearmament The research commission saic the president will be headed bv Dr Vannevar Bush president the Carnegie institution Bush long an outstanding scientist ai the Massachusetts institute worked during the World war years and subsequently in col laboration with national defense agencies in scientific research Mr Roosevelt came to his ex ecutive office half an hour be hind schedule to meet one of the largest groups of newspapermen ever gathered lor a press confer ence He refused to answer a question as to whether he feels this conn try can extend its material re sources to aid the allies in time to save them He said he could not answer a question of that SKILLED WORKERS LISTED WASHINGTON Federal Security Administrator Paul V McNuttsaid Thursday thesocial security board had advised him that an inventory of its state em ployment office inIowa showed there were 380tcchnicians 13202 skilled workers and 23608 semi skilled workers registered with the state office The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy pos sibly scatteredshowers extreme southeast and extreme eastten wanner castcentral Fri day nirht Saturday generally fair slightly cooler north por tion Fair Friday night and Saturday preceded by local thnndershowers near take Superior Friday afternoon or early Friday night cooler ex cept near Lake Superior Fri day night cooler and south Saturday IN MASON CITY SiobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday M Minimum Thursday night RI At 8 a1 m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Ks Minimum Invaders Take Over Historic City wound wbicb German rolled Friday as they took over the his Teamsters Union Is Stumped by Request to Provide Drivers SEATTLE union vas stumped by request for three teams of horses Whats that You want Kome ne to drive horses asked the stonished business agent for the eamsters Why none of our men nows the first thing about hand ing teams Workmenhad protested against motorized equipment in a high vay tunnel project because of the nonoxide gas danger The prob em was solved by hiring the own rs to drivp the teams FUNDS TRANSFERRED WASHINGTON MVThe agrj ulture department has trans erred 5300000 from other ac ounts into H fund for combating nnch bugs representatives Good in and Jensen Iowa republicans aid Report Britain Agreed to Accept Any Decision France Might Be Forced to Make Gravest View Taken of German Drive to Turn Maginot Line LONDON Britain it wasj understood Friday has agreed to accept whatever future political and military decisions France js forced to LAST CHANCE Do you know ABSOLUTELY that you have been counted in 191B federal census of Jfason City If not will you telephone the office of M L Mason fourth district supervisor of the cen sus in the postoffice building No 127S that a check can be made The books for Mason City are ready to be closed and when are Mason Citys official population s fixed for the next 19 years until the next federal census Many governmental indus trial and private activities are hascd on In official figure so it is to the advantage of every citizen to have as con Dctr x cmillt as is nnmnv pnsiiblc Call 1276 or mail in Ihc blank on pare 16 carrying on the war alone against Ctermany if the French should be compelled to give up The derision was understood to have been made as the Brit ish poured an emergency ex petitionary force into France and made every effort to obtain from the United Stairs every single piece of military equip artillery and bul is available for transport across the Atlantic H was indicated that the British now are willing to accept as final whatever further decisions must be made by the French as to carrying on the war in French territory It was said that these decisions bcih military and politi cal must be made by the French government and Gen Maxine Weygand The gravest view was taken by foreign experts here of the Ger man drive to tuin the French Maginot line This from the mili tary standpoint far outweighed the osychological importance ot the fall of that too was admitted to be a rrucial blow iriinrcssinn in foreign here was thai Chai clo AtnK woild re snnntl affirmr Mirlv riyb ovrjlrrc shdtM line the Maeinot line return of AlsaceLorraine and other territorial economic and finan cial concessions ft ftfl equally strong that Hitler would not negotiate with Britain at this he is intent on smashing British indus try and British financial power How far Germany might be pre pared to go in bidding for a com dictated peace imposed on both Britain and France was pre sumed to depend on the actual extent of German losses in the bitter fighting so far is cvery indication here that Britain is prepared to go on fighting alone and it is suggested that if the struggle could be pro longed until autumn with United States aid and the British navy can be maintained1 relatively in tact both Germany and Italy wouM face a serious threat of starvation British morale Friday remained firm FRANCES FALL SOON EXPECTED BY NAZI CHIEFS Direct Attack Against Britain to Be Launched Shortly Germans Say BERLIN her troops clattering down the Champs Ely see in Paris and smashing ahead on all French fronts predicted Friday night that the total military collapse of France is imminent and that the direct attack on Great Britain will be launched shortly The German radio started in with broadcasts designed to convince the French that it was not worthwhile to carry on the tight longer Reports were broadcast that separate peace for France might be expected by the end of next week Military quarters insisted that the total collapse of French mili tary power was imminent that the defeated French army could taken another stand with si All British Gannett States F R Caused War Hysteria SPRINGFIELD III FrankGannett New York news paper publisher and candidate 0r we republican presidential nomi nation charged Thursday night that President Roosevelt had created war hysteria and panic with jingoistic alarming slal mcnts He told a banquet meet ing that the republican oaiv keep the United Staics I out or tc European vRr d rricrf thit tic president haI i nvn f the job nnd b Itrsyod rs by letting dVire I preparations inc Marne crosses the Maginot lirie attacked from the front and al ready halfflanked from the rear And said the military spokes man Germany has not yet thrown its full strength into the campaign There are lie insisted further surprises which must be reck oned with Germans called the French position completely hopeless France BO longer they said has a natural barrier against the Germanadvance and the ereal artificial positions of the Maji not line quickly are losinjr mili tary value She has they said lost her best troops most of her modern military equipment the bulk of her famous artillery France lias Jost not only her capital with all its terrible conse quences for French morale said he military spokesman but also he has lost the heart of France With Paris it was noted went he most important parts of the rench arms industry the hub of U rail and water transport and he center of her defense system Tiie fall of Paris was described y the Germans as closing the econd phase of the war The bird they insisted would be the nnihiJation or surrender of the emaining French armies The ourth they said would be tile inleashing of all the unrestrained ury of the reichs arms against Britain At some points Friday Ger man quarters said the retreat ing French forces are beinit ov ertaken by the flying dash for ward of German tank columns This is the worst that can happen to an army said the military spokesman We Have seen the same thinr in Poland This is only one step removed from complete dissolu tion V fn the west the big English channel port of Le Havre fell to the Germans the high command said In the east it said that the stra tegically important town of Mon medy was taken as part of an en velopingmaneuver around the Maginot line in coordination with a frontal attack in the Saar basin against the main underground French fortifications Rapidfire German gains which a communique called the victori ous completion of the second phase of the gigantic campaign in the west gave Germany 1 Possession of Paris Frances abandoned capital 2 Complete control of the English channel west of the vital French seaport of Lc Havre 3A position directly behind Hie Masinol line hy possession of Mnntmcdy ils northern an chor 1 Bridgeheads on the Scinr river south of Paris as a result of on the broad front Resources Are Given to War LONDON plight France has caused Great Brita to drop her plans for a long wa and go all out with her re sources sources close to the gen eminent said Friday This releases a fund of mone and credit for purchase in Amei aca of anything which will conve or fire explosives The fund ori inally was allocated for futur years As a result of the change in policy these sources said Brit ain is giving the United States a blank check in effect for any kind of usable war material she can provide Everything already found pui chasable in America in arsenal national guard units and else where is being sent This speedup was indicate following disclosure in Britis military circles that Britain ha sent reinforcements to France t join the allied forces fighting be hind Paris At the same time the admiralt announced that the 17046to hner Caledonia fitted as an aux ihary armed cruiser and rename the had been sun creditside the admiralty reporte at least one heavy bomb hit per haps two on the 26000ton Get man battleship Scharnhorst Trondheim fjord Thursday No program aimed at later production will be permitted to stand in the way of the fullest possible effort now these Brit ish sources declared This is partly the result of tlie loss of allied resources because of the widening nazi hold on France From 75 to 80 per cent o Frances steel producing plants now are in German hands these sources said and the same is true of many factories producing wai natenal But they added fortunately for lie allies most of the French fac ories producing ammunition are in the south They expressed belief that it was the United States duty to herself to do the best she can i the hope her aid will turn the Balance for democracy They emphasized that the need is now next week and the week next though they declared that those charged with supplying Britains army were not forgetting to lookfurther ahead also Primarily what Britain want from the United States these sources said are the weapons that country manufactured at the close of the last war to replace thos she obtained from the allies They said there had been finan cial problems but asserted that the situation now was improved and there would be no obstacle lo purchasing anything that could turn the tide In rushing to France thous ands of soldiers who had been counted upon to protect the British Isles from threatened nazi invasion the British gov ernment told French Premier Keynaud that we cannot meas ure the various forms of tribu lation which will fall upon our peoples in the near future But the British message ex pressed determination to continue the struggle at all costs in France in this island upon the ocean and in the air wherever it may lead us using all our resources to the ut most limits The royal air force pounded at objectives in France Africa and Norway for the third successive day the air ministry announced last night Heavy bombers struck at nazi troon concentrations and com munications in France from the channel coast to the Belgian frontier the ministry said de claring that important roads and railways were destroyed hat an ammunition train was destroyed near Saissault and that more than 1690 incendiarv and explosive bombs were dropped on a wood at La Mare Maginot Line Is Stormed Invaders Continue Gains By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hitlers armies swept on past fallen Paris late striking 30 miles south of the Marne to Romilly on the far upper eastern Seine and stormed Frances great Maginot line itself in a bold frontal assault While nazi troops inarched through the streets ol 1 Frenchmen wept at the conquest of their beloved German high command announced also the capture of Le Havre vital French transAtlantic port It was apparent Friday night that the supposed ly impregnable Magnot fortifications were fast novthern bastion Montmedy has being flanked already fallen French poilus beat a retreat from Paris undei the onslaught of the Ger man avalanche a n t jyord j how and even whethei the battle is to go on If the fisM goes on said a heavilycensored dispatch from the Associated Press correspon dent in Tours indicating that France wounded to the quick may capitulate confirmation There was no however of this The nazis tempestuous nine day conquest of the French capital spurred Great Britain late Friday o unleash all the vast wealth of her war chest for the purchase ot American supplies Britain will now go all out it was said shifting her strategy from a long on hopes of ultimate victory through the fi nancial exhaustion of the ememy meet the fury of the German blitzkrieg Rapidly swarming German mechanized columns poured hind the main Maginot fortifi cations between Paris and Mont medy lo imperil from the rear the 1000000 French poilus man ning the steelandconcrete line In case of an assault from bo und it was not believed that the Drench could turn their Maginot uns around Pursuit of the enemy until final destruction has low begun the nazi high command declared exul tantly The French govern ment was reported fleeing i t Press correspondent was tryinr to tell of even greater events This acknowledgement followed by some hours the first news of United BulliU in Paris who informed the state department in Washing ton that the German armies are inside the gates of Paris Adolf Hitler ordered all Ger many beflagged for three days and all church bells throughout the reich to ring for 15 minutes Friday in celebration of the vic tory The German high command re ported complete collapse of the Weygand line all along the 200 mile western front from the Eng lish channel to Montmedy at the northwest end of the Maginot line Two deep German wedges be iiind the Mnginot ing a grave threat to 1000 000 men stationed in the great French fortifications on the Romilly driven overnight to and to Saint Dizier Tom Tours presumably to take refuge in Bor leaux on Frances south vest coast The frontal attack on the Masi ot line centered in the Saar re lon Destruction of eight allied ransports off Le Havre and dam ge to six others was reported by he nazihigh command indicat ng heavy losses to British troops ushmg to support their bcleae ered French allies Hitlers legions began march ng into Paris Thursday aftrr oon It was the first time since Eis narcks troop took Paris in 1871 iat Germanys goosestepping have marched into the eautiful old French capital Weakening French resistance Italy meanwhile reported its first land action a successful defense against a French attack on Galislz Hill 36 miles north west of Turin on the Alpine frontier and claimed to have scored hits on two enemy sub marines in the Mediterranean The fascist high command also claimed the capture of a number of English officers in repulsing an attack m Italian North Africa defeat of a tanksupported allied attack on the EgyptianLibyan frontier and successful aerial op erations over southeastern France Tunisia and on the Bed sea Sorely pressed France turned to the United States and democra cies the world over with pleas for material support and clouds of warplanes to match the aerial spearheads of the deep nazi drives on Paris Premier Paul Reynaud in a Wednesday night speech to liis people said France is losing this battle but suggested broadly that Frances is the common bat tlcfront of the democracies Adolf Hitler declared tlie Nor wegian campaign finished with the withdrawal of the last allied troops from the vicinity of wrecked Narvik in the Arctic and said German destruction of lH enciny war vessels and transports Q i indicated in a heavilyccn ored dispatch from Tours statin hat a new French defense line be taken up anew on the oirc river Go miles south of ans if fight goes on H was evident from lie num ber of important German cains vhich the censor permitted to a major new threat lo thr Marfnol linr that the Associated uiiii nansporis made one of the brightest pages ot German military history Loire Next Natural Place for Stand TOURS France ff Fraice abandoned Paris to the Germans Friday and the victorious nazi legions were reported to have rolled in soon afterward to com plete their latest blitzkrieg in nine days The Germans at the same time suddenly drove deep into France between Paris and the Maginot lire and Ihis great fortification was fast oeing turned This would indicate a crave threat to the 1000000odri French troops dcfending the line If the frchl xrws on he r rvrr llc running throueh lours and Orleans would be the   

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