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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             i HIST UtV 4 itg NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME or COUP WOINCI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANJ NCIGHMIIS TUESDAYTJULY 21940 HOME EDITION MASON CITY THC fRIGHT k SFOT 4 ASSOCIATE mtM ANB UNITED PRESS FULL THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIOi O SECTIONS SBMSONAPPRgVEDFOR WAR POST SEND PLANES NAZIS INTEREST SEEN Bulgaria Also Reported Emboldened by Soviet Russias Successes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An apparent lull in the war levered Balkan situation was dis sipated late Tuesday when Hun reportedly ordering a partial to mass troops on Rumanias fron tier Dispatches from Budapest the Hungarian capital said the crisis was unchanged and de nied that a demilitarized zone had been created on the Hun garianRumanian border Simultaneously Rumanian gov ernment quarters charged that Hungary was seeking to foment revolution in Transylvania in a preliminary step to eventual entry at her army into the Rumanian province Rumania looked anxiously to Germany to prevent further dis memberment at the hands of her hostile neighbors Hungary and Bulgaria both reportedly em boldened by soviet Russias sue cesses s Diplomatic dispatches from Bucharest said a movement I force the abdication of King Caro II of Rumania was being launched hyextremist members of the iron blamed Congratulations in Order J Bucovina t Thevarriva a4 Brasovairport in the center of Rumania of a fleet of Germanmade bombing planes strengthened the belief in Balkan diplomatic circles that the reich is supporting Rumania in her stand to prevent Russia from making further advances and to settle peaceably the ter ritorial claims of Hungary and Bulgaria The planes were said to have been purchased bv Rumania but thendelivery at this time was considered mighty significant jass soviet official news agency reported the Red army had com pleted its occupation of Bessarabia and northern Bucovina the prov inces which Rumania ceded upon Russian demand Hungarian and Bulgarian at tacks on Rumanian border out posts were reported in Rumania With casualties on all sides Rumania busily strengthening her forces on those frontiers and expecting attacks if German paci fication attempts should fail still hoped that these two potential foes might be placated nnd induced to cooperate in halting anv fur ther Russian inroads That Rumania has definitely thrown in with Germany was shown by the governments dis avowal Monday of the British French guarantees handed Ru mania in April 1939 The Gorman press interpreted the action as a death blow Britains Europe influence in southeast Biddle 0 S Envoy to Poland Crosses Frontier Into Spain BILBAO Spain J Drexel Biddlc Jr United States ambassador to Poland crossed the frontier into Spain Tuesday and witi sail on an American destroyer lor London Biddle who has been in France vTsT te in to the e don GERMANS HAIL Report 27074 Killed and 111034 Wounded in Conquest of France BERLIN German 1 K ii i in France Tuesday night greatest military victory JAPANESE TO BLOCK BORDER 2000 Troops Placed at Railroad Town Opposite Hong Kong HONG KONG the niWij times ancl attributed it not only to superior arms and generalship out also to the unity of the whole German nation under national so cialism It listed these German losses rom May 10 when the western of fensive began 034 These make total German cas ualties of 155492 lisled morc an French captives among them 29000 officers Moose Pledge Support to Democratic Way of ife Stress Defense DES iroiNES URlDelegatcs p tiie international convention ot he Loyal Order of Moose Wed nesday pledged their support to he democratic way of life and their lives and for unes to the defense of America Jneir action was taken in a ser B of resolutions condemning in olevance of religious beliefs and against races recognize the imminence of ie scourge war and count no ost or sacrifice too great in the efense of our country one of ic resolutions said concentrated thou roops have been at Shuniffhun rah n ral road town opposite the Hong Kong border and intend to close the border for a blockade late Tues day it was reported The Hong Kong Telegraph re ported that Japanese troops were conscripting male and female la bor to rebuild the highway to their point of landing on the Canton river The road had been damaged by floods Japanese troops were reported preventing Chinese refugees from Hong Kong from entering China unless they promised to proceed to the Bias bay area in stead of to their own homes V Large numbers of Chinese were reported crowding over the bor der into Hong Kong because of reports that a Japanese blockade REPORT SHOWS WORST WEEKLY TOLL OF WAR Losses to Italian Subs in Mediterranean Admitted for 1st Time LONDON admiralty said Tuesday that in one week German and Italian attacks had sunk 192011 greatest total of the British allied and neutral shipping but naval sources said the increase in the number of Uboats in action is not alarming For the first time it was ad mitted hat Italian submarines are taking a toll of British and al lied shipping in the Mediterrane an but experts said the lofscs there had not been heavy and hat 11 Italian submarines had been sunk The record toll of shipping losses was for he week end ing June 23 and compared with the loss of 852000 tons of ship Pine iii April 1917 at he height of unrestricted German Uboat warfare which threatened Brit ish supply lines One important factor in the losses for the week was hat the evacuation of British forces from France was then in jrogress and losses obviously were nereased as a result of the con centration ofvessels within easy range of German airplanes Naval experts who said thein reased number of Uboats in ac tion was not cause for alarm un derstood that they had been op erating chiefly along the western approaches to the Bay of Biscay At least some of the Uboats mist have been based at occupied French ports it was said At Border BRITABTFEARS IRISH DEFENSE IS INADEQUATE Crash Victims Rites Wednesday services for Miss Pathenia Hanson of Brilt killed in an automobile crash ear Bancroft early Monday morninff will be held al Wednesday afternoon ut the Methodist church The Rev C N McMillan will officiate ami burial will be in Evergreen cemetery Miss Hanson is sur vived by her mother airs Art Hanson three brothers Richard Tom and James and three sis ters June and Laura Hanson and Mrs Art Hoick Ihe By THE ASSOCIATED PUESS Many Leaders Believe Ireland Needs Troops to Avert Invasion LONDON was spreading Tuesday for Britain to do something about Ireland which could not defend itself from a German attack and which if converted into a base of German operations could cut Brilain off commerce with the United j Mirror urged that tire and North Ireland unite foi their common defense and let Bri tain send them troops from dominions as reinforcements W The suggestion was sensational considering that Eires fondest dream and northern Irelands greatest aversion is a united Ireland and that Eires bitterest memory is lllat of occupyii British troops The Mirror reflecting an idea widely expressed in other quar ters in the past few days said it was time for the two Irish fac tions to stop ranting ancl spar ring over the partition problem wluch would be cruelly annulled anyhow by German occupation George Bernard Shaw said in with the London Daily Mail that it will become necessary to take some steps about must take meas mes in time and Kussta do We must regard Ireland much tlie same way as Stalin regards Rumania We may have to inuj iitixt LU inovc I troops into Ireland he said TUimsmia Leslie HorcBclisha former war rtisnes move troops to Hllll uged the government to of British territory inally y orgnay scheduled for Wednesday osten The admiralty pointed out that despite the heavy losses in that week die actual tonnage position of Britain was better at present Hun it was 10 months ago due to new construction capture of enemy ships and transfers from other flags German mercantile losses un to line 30 it slated were about MOOO tons and Italian losses 223000 tons The British losses in recent weeks have been steady but not as high as during the week ending June 23 Of the total 30446 tons of to be imposed Three thousand nonChinese women and children had now reg istered for evacuation They were report Friday for an unprecedented government in Lon Said Hitler Best Ruler Now Must Salute U S Flag WEST ORANGE N J p Anthony Barnett 43 year old World war veteran who the court was told called Hitler the best ruler in the world must salute tne American flag in front of the building twice every 1 instructed to embarkation There was demand for marriage licenses A special plane of the Imperial Airways leaves Monday after noon for Bankok Siam with fam ilies of Imperial Airways em ployes British shipping companies arc taking families of their employes to Singapore The American liner President Loolidge left iast night for mla with American and British I refugees rr ions of British and 33020 tons of neutral shipping was lost in operations off the French coast including the embarkation of the British ex peditionary force and hence was not attributable to ordinary mer cantile shipping losses it was pointed out An authoritative source said mat a German claim to the lor pedoing of British cruiser of Ihe Orion class was without founda tion Aaval informants said increased mercantile shipping losses and Bulgarian borders as reported attacks on out posts fan fears of invasion Russian occupation of Bess arabia and Bucovina proceeds quietlv with troops with drawing at points where they overran new border govern ment renounces Britiah French guarantees a r y u n B y placed on war footing to press claims to Transylvania but government is reported amen able to compromise hopes for peaceful settlement pinned on possible German intervention Rumania warned further border inci dents will bring serious con es were due mainly to increased sub marine activity partly to Italian activity m the Mediterranean The admiralty emphasized that actual mercantile losses were ships with a total tonnage of J29 44o including eight British ships representing 57813 tons eight al icd ships 36750 tons and 11 neu tral ships 34882 tons AUTHORS SAFE sequences Rumanias o joint defense agreement with Ireland immediately V He pointed out that ilc je lensc or Ireland miplit be the for Germany and Russa i Poiand Finland Kumania and Norway as to who sets lo Ireland first rs it to be Hitler he asked Surely i circumstances a united policy with Ireland is not e Hungary Not to Mobilize Armed Force BUDAPEST Hun garian parliament adjourned until October Tuesday after hearing a fiery attack on Rumania made by Joseph Horvath Christian socialist deputy Horvath charged hat Ru mania is distributing arms to be used m slaushterinK Hungarians ill Transylvania but he said that Hungary is ready to meet anv threat Premier Paul Teleki announc ing the adjournment of parlia ment at a government party cv w tannin iy caucus declared the Hungarian government is guarding the na tional interests conscious and confident in the power of the nation He said that parliament was be ginning its usual summer recess under difficult circumstances but emphasized that it would be con voked if necessary He said he need not emphasize his loyalty tc the constitution and to the par liamentary process but noted that at present all details could not be by parliamentary pro handled cedure I state fully conscious of my responsibilities that thousands ot weapons are being distributed from Rumanian military arsenals with orders to slaughter Hungar ians as soon as they dare to moe Horvath told the chamber Kvery drop of blood will be avenged a hundredfold Hun gary is ready for ail sacrifices vThe cabinet jnet for four hours jad bccn exf pected that after the meeting nn order for mobilization would be issued j understood that oo a t had decided there should be no just now The powerful Manchester Guardian urged that Viscount Liai avon prime minister of northern Ireland be removed 0 must not complain s com if n it en s com pelled to go over his head and ap peal to the common sense of Ihe the newspaper said Political concessions are a small price for unity in defense cneral mobilization There was considerable tension still however and public opinion wavered between the alternatives of ichor to get back Transylvania nnd reconciliation and appease ment GROUP IS TOLD FR DIDNT TAKE UP THIRD TERM Hearing Also Held for Knox Who Stresses Preparedness Views WASHINGTON sen ate military committee approved T ti e 4d a y President Roosevelts nomination ot Henry L Stimson to le secretary oE war The vote of 14 to 3 came after Stimson had testified for two hours regarding his Qualifications ind iid declared that his nomina tion had no relation to politics and that he had not discussed Hie question of a third term with President Roosevelt Also Tuesday Col Frank Knox the republican vice presidential nominee testified similarly with regard to the third term issue Chairman Walsh DMass of the senate naval committee be fore which Knux appeared that his committee would act Tuesday afternoon on President Roosevelts selection or Knox for secretary ot the navy Voting against tne favorable committee report on Stimson were Senators Thomas RIdaho Johnson DColo and JLimdoeii Members of the committee who voted to recommend confirmation were Sheppard DTexl Reyn olds Thomas DUtah Minton Lee DOkla Schwartz Downey rb Slattcry Chandler Smathers DW Jl RVU Bridges RN H DAla and Gurncv KS Father Starting to Put Diaper on Baby Swallows Safety Pin CHICAGO Lund gren 29 of Aurora is going to leave diaper ehangings to the women folk from now on He placed nn open safely pin in his mouth preparatory to a diaper on his one year old daughter Florence Jane When the baby squirmed Lundgren swallowed the pin Relieved of the pin Lundgren expected to leave ihe Tuesday municipal Saturday on ported enroute to Spain either to join Biddle at Bilbao or San Se bastian to go to Madrid to confer with Alexander W Wcddell am bassador to Spain lowan Drowns in Rip Tide in California LOS ANGELES URCharlcs Wheeling 23 Belle Plaine Iowa drowned Monday after being too Pled by a swell and caught in the Italy Loses ii Subs Since Entering W SIALAYA DEFENSES ARE STRENGTHENED SINGAPORE Straits I LONDON British authors caught in France by hc I tedly heavv j German invasion arc sale the minciation of BritishFrench guarantees seen as death mow to British influence in southeast press continues tinRats of invasion of Enr Janci LONDON killed iijjurecl as Germans con tinue nightly bombing raids two nazi raiders shot down pait of French fleet reported saved for allied cause British merchant ship losses of the week ended June admit Reds Surprise Rumanians Scttle 1 OIL in LO OUilJC ments forces hur riedly strengthened defenses in Malaya Tuesday especially here and on the island of Penang com manding both entrances to the Straits of Malacca Barbed was strung along the beaches and trees and fences were torn down around swimming pools to give a clear line of fire rar CAIRO Egypt Italian submarines have been sunk m the mddle east since Italy en tered the war it was assereted of I ficially Tuesday Italy entered the were sunk between tune 10 and lime 27 ii wasasserted and an additional four were sum between June 27 ind June 30 bv thn i Wheeler Certain to Make Nomination Bid i u Bur ton K Wheeler of Montana said in an interview Tuesday that his name would be placed in nomina tion Daily Mail reported Tuesday W Somerset Maugham turned up at Gibraltar and E Phillips Oppen heim m Egypt the newspaper said The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday nipht and Wednesday slightly warm er Wednesday MINNESOTA Fair not so cool northwest and extreme west portions Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis convention wllclllc thirtl l Monday Minimum Monday HJ At 8 a nt Tucsfby YEAR AGO Minimum jr H7 HJ fil Certain Lands in Lithuania Confiscated To Be Redistributed KAUiVAS Lithuania land not cultivated by the owner and all tracts exceeding 100 acres or in exceptional circumstances ibd acres is to be confiscated by the state it was said officially Tuesaay All real estate belonging 0 churches and cloisters will be con fiscated without compensation and cloisters will be abolished it added Confiscated land is to be dis tributed among farm laborers and onants particularly those who hsd been under arrest for political reason j SOCIETY TO CONVENE i Ed Timiall i jwill entertain the Wcslcyan Mif iMonary society at her home Wed nesday afternoon DColo to sununon former Secretary of War was 11 to 5 Johnson 1ms said he wauled lo know whether Woodring was forced out bc causcd decline to approve the transfer lo the ailies of Ameri can military equipment nntr believed essential to na tional defense The committee voted II to 7 nn motion by Senator Thomas R Idaho to write Woodring and in form him that if he desired to ap pear the committee would be glad to hear him Knox and Stimson both repub licans were asked about third teim talk because ot reports that they both republicans had agreed to enter the cabinet only on con dition that Mr Roosevelt not run reelection They both testi C were no such commit The two men testified at hear ings demanded by republicans and some democrats who asked an ex pression of their views on the whelhcr United States should intervene in the European war SlinisoH ah j republican rani lie president had tci Phoned him at js xen Tork aw office June J ami hart asked him to take tlie war dr partment position Bs a call The position hail absolutely n relation to politics the presi dent told me Stimson and I agreed with him was said about a third replied nothing i1No nucstions bv Sen tor Mlcmler D La said the president first offered him post last November or DC ccrnbebut that he declined it id He testified that he Uei iSeed lo take it when the sur render of France increased what danger to hl Senator Ellcndcr broke in to ask Knox f there had been any discussion of the third vourc thinking Ik10 sno r smile There were no commit ments or provisions made on cither side i Knoxc that Knox had wimtl thccabinet appointment with the understanding that Pres of r T amors at biilma and Constanta 5 were Stimson tlifCllssing his views on stualion said that the time the United States has for re armament is very largely depend ent upon the continuance of Britains control over the north Atlantic Knox told the naval group that he was one of those who refused   

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