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La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press (Newspaper) - June 9, 1940, La Crosse, Wisconsin
State Wea to Cloud -. hat v or mar sunday clo do s ind r licht and Monde a. Jovi a a amp a rib to want ads err a Multi vhf m4 will Rel a tit Tom Tribit roader Dally. Phone 3ssu. Member of the audit Bureau of circulations mid Beade Wisconsin Minnesota associated press service Voll me Xxxvi number 25 sixteen pages la Crosse Wisconsin sunday morning june 9, 1940 sunday edition Price five cent French fall Back on 60-mile front War profits ban sought to through Law billion a Hollar defence tax Bill approved by bolide croup f. R. Mav seek More funds in ton Carli r i i Conj 004.< n a d the .4p< a studies look enact mint of antiunion at the next _ Ess were ordered a ways and Means com it it Day in approving a >00 defense tax Bill. I Dement the committee Here should not be a an Opportunity for the creation of new War millionaires or the further substantial enrichment of already wealthy persons because of the rearmament accordingly the statement Addend. Technical assistants to the commisse and Treasury official have Ben a ked to have Bills ready at it no Ning of the next session of Cong Ess which will enable the government through a axes. To capture any excess profits and also to provide for special amortization for National defense industries. Pay off in 5 years the full Committer approved v the minor changes the Bill i raft a by a subcommittee which designed to raise si.006.000.000 ear to pay off emergency a tonal defense costs in five years. The measure reduces personal i come tax exemptions imposes a to per cent super tax increases the corporate income tax one per cent and mercies excise and sur taxes. Tee Only changes the full Committer made in the subcommittees Bill dealt with excise taxes. These changes reduced the Bill a inv Rutial yield by about $2,000,000 but the amount of taxes which v Ould be realized remained Only an estimate. The committee put it at si.004.ooo.ooo. The committee said the excess profit tax. If the next Congress desired could be made to apply to 1040 income. See prompt action chairman Doughton dec of the committee said the tax Bill would be taken up in the Hou of Day. Prompt action in the sen once the House acts was fore by chairman Harrison d-0 of the Senate finance committee. While the tax Bill is aimed at raising All the Money now proposed for emergency defense with some to spare there was talk on Capitol Hill that Congress might be asked for an additional $1,000,000,000 for if the germans should a Hiz Zonner a loses $21 to culprit Whitehall. Wis. A special a pickpockets operating in the Large crowd attending the annual Trempealeau county Rural school commencement exercises and music festival at the Whitehall High school saturday afternoon were not particular about their clients. In fact one of them was judge John c. Gavendy of Whitehall who presides Over the Trempealeau county court. The pickpocket a a lifted the pocketbook out of a Side pocket of a a blazoned so clothing to Tho tune of $21, others reporting losses were Lester even so hardies Cleck. $35 Perry Remington. Osseo. $5 gust Rube. Farmer living Between Dodge and Arcadia. $60 and l. G. Anderson. Osseo. $18. The loot totalled $139. Several women s pocket books also were reported missing. But the contents were not described to sheriffs officials. Legion executive committee adopts state guard plan mid include Alen Over draft age to Lake of militia time and the River la Liace to Lake in win .4 a legions Lent the cd4 i nah awk. I. Sin american committee adopted a policy saturday urging that a state guard be recruited among men Over the draft age to replace the National guard in the event the latter is called into Federal service. Oil Stordock. State adjutant said the committees statement a or queued that governor Heil immediately authorize the adjutant general to organize equip and Drill a state guard to be composed of men Over draft age recruiting former service men wherever possible. This guard to be of a size sufficient to protect the state of Wisconsin in the event the National guard is talk d into Federal service a Stordock said the policy statement Aiso demanded that Congress build the defense forces of the United states to a Point where they Are adequate to meet any National is our the statement continued a that Wisconsin be the leading state in the nation in a la Paris drive proceeding on schedule nazis claim Weygand line being broken germans say a am four Arm arc claimed in big thru of a depth defence called a spongy wifi a army men have swallowed words aplenty since War got started up Arn v it inc Sonuia ton activity and we suggest a break through to Paris before and modernization of Journ ment of this session. Both the White House and the mar department said however that no request for additional turds was now contemplated. Rep. Snyder a a. The chair Man of the House military appropriations us committee. Said he thought an additional appropriation would be advisable if the French army should collapse. Snyder said that on the basis of Hitler past performances in j Poland Norway Holland and Bel i r us it was Felt that if he con j a ers franc the next objective would be England. Brazil next a then the next step would be toward Brazil a Snyder said. If we Are thinking Western hemisphere e will have an additional dog As soon As it appears toward Paris might Suc existing airports and the installation of seaplane bases in cities on a Lake in connection with aviation the committee meeting at Ca inn american legion Here also recommended that vocation and Trade school in the state a immediately provide adequate courses in air plane mechanics and Allied crafts. The four Point statement also pledged full support to the Dies committee and the Federal Bureau of investigation a in their efforts to combat in american by f. C. Daniel Washington Kip a an Alert Reserve officer at the War games in the South last month saw 75-Milii-meter 3-Inch guns assigned a new and surprising task they were mounted at Crossroads ready to fire Point Blank at any enemy tank column that m get Clank into Range. The officer recalled that Only taught at knit Benning. Ga., that a .50-caliber machine gun would penetrate the heaviest tank Armor practicable for use. In the interval Between 1933 and 1940. The years in which the German Blitz machine developed some army men both Here and abroad swallowed enough words to fill a Large military encyclopedia. Cavalrymen went to bed to to i ing mov pol my hit one o ired h my. Lerus motor legions rout of the world s most re orse cavalry armies in seven years earlier he had been dream of their hoi gets and woke up ordnance experts decided upon the 37-Millimetcr anti tank gun a Standard for the United states and with in one year w Ere forced to consider the need for a heavier weapon. Their first answer was the modernized French 75. The gun which a turn in i a two in term defense v the drive Reed preside re fore is of reel tested Ion i a oem Congress any 3 Mot the is Tiki too defers a rare Fin Roosevelt already has up oxi Matolsy $4,600.-900 in defense outlays at this Ion. At the White House it emphasized that no request additional funds was in pros pc sent. N Early press Secretary id in a statement that a the pre sift at this time ask the for additional funds in it for the furtherance of Lal defense planes for Fenre preparations proceeded ing the Day. Developments included i approximately too heavily quoted attack planes especially de-4o harass enemy troops from a . Were earmarked bar 9 s department for possible 2�?� cd n France under the and r traction s a Trade in arrange re 0r Arm ant Navy planes. A draft Are Northrop single or or planes which the and v 7 corp it relegated to nonchalant Utility roles last year because of their limited Sanro of action. They will be Back to the manufacturer. Will be free to sell to the allies. Led i in in Silt Lianes were opted to the relatively Short stance cd plane in Duel i till ground Drew a Southeast English town a a Lone German raiding plane and a British ground Crew engaged in a spectacular Duel in the Glare of searchlights late saturday night while thousands of towns people looked on. The plane escaped Seaward. Searchlights picked out the nazi Craft which roared in at an Altitude of Only 500 feet. Then the ground defences blazed away. Machine gun bullets spurted skyward. The German answered with a Stream of tracer bullets directed at the searchlights. Anti aircraft guns joined the defense with numerous bursts and the plane skimmed away toward the f Rench coast firing its machine guns at a height of too feet no casualties were reported. A second plane dropped red Parachute flares at sea. Anti aircraft gun Ari heard Iii Pari pans a Ltd it a anti aircraft guns thundered into action in the pans area saturday night for the thud successive night but no air raid alarms were sounded and the firing soon died out. The guns were heard shortly before Midnight with the firing much heavier than on the two previous nights. Bombings were reported near Paris Friday night and the night before presumably the work of j the planes at which the anti air j directed. Lamoille Bornean seriously burned or. John Wirk in i Iii ii Inua Hospital fire Gause mystery Lamoille. a mrs. John Wick 48. Operator with i her husband of the Bluebird tourist Cabins on u. S. Highway no. 61 Between Dakota Aud Lamoille. I was not expected to live saturday night. Mrs. Wick. Who was in the win Ona general Hospital was seriously burned at her Home Early saturday afternoon. The cause of the Accident was not known. Her husband was working in the Garden and upon hearing a commotion in the front of the House went there to find motorists putting out fire that enveloped his wife s clothing the woman had run from the House. Her clothing ablaze attracting the attention of passersby. Mrs. Wick. Accompanied by her husband was taken to the Winona Hospital in a private automobile before Deputy sheriff George l fort arrived from Winona. Or. Wick said saturday night state democrats Fauvor often primary Flanagan candidate berlins Ltd a a German military sources declared saturday night the nazi steamroller is breaking the Weygand line at will and pushing Down the path to parts jut As planned. Three confident sentences made up the High command commune Oue which for the fourth Dav of the North France drive reported steady advances without disclosing and details. But Tho eat Home were advis a not to fear that this meant a bog Down of Trie drive by Veteran troop and fresh divisions. Instead. Military sources said. The March to the heart of France continues each Day ahead of the Pace first set by the High command an authorized spokesman net Edas a a absolutely untrue a French announcement that naval bombers dumped explosive onto factory districts in the Berlin suburbs Friday night. Meanwhile gains were claimed for four big thrust steel shod and supported by plunging Stu Kas. List objectives Hitler own newspaper. Volk Ischer Beo Zachter. Listed the drives and their objective As Southwest from Abbeville Over the Bresle River toward be Havre. Extending Germany a grip on the Northwestern coast of Europe from the Arctic Circle in Norway to South of the Mouth of the Somme. South from Amiens South from Peri one and South from Oise Aune canal to merge into one smashing Pooch at Paris a operations South of the Somme and the Oise Aisne canal Are no Gre sing the German communique said. And the enemy is being thrown Back South of the lower those successes said proved the a depth defense had spongy weak links and is Frances experience with the German Blitzkrieg machine it was added. Cut to the military grave Yard a a France a Hopes for fixed position warfare. A German Rad o review of the weeks fighting commented that Britain a will soon get to fee the results of German control of the the War at a glance Fabis a under assault by million nazis and 3.000 tanks French withdraw on 60-mile line from Aumale on West to Noxon at Center of Battlefront after inflicting tremendous losses Battle rages on to Mike shortened front on West nazi tanks plunge to forges in it Eaux in 20-Milc push French admiralty save Berlin factories bombed. Berun a High command communique. Devoid of details says nazi army pushing on to pans on schedule spokesman denies Berlin bombed Ronky observers a will enter War either next monday or by following Friday attacking be 1 Cret objective italian War preparations Complete Gayda says five English cities will be bombed for each italian City attacked. Don a Cai int Ina. Largest merchant ship victim of War. Sunk by a boat torpedo British fivers Back French with bombing raids Bill re it i mrs of reservists called to arms. Adding 100,000 to nearly 2,000 000 rumanian under arms. Been swy iss flyers shoot Down Messerschmidt Force nazi bomber to land two sous pilots killed in plane shot Down by German flyers. repo. Related that Roosevelt will ask another billion for defense if germans break through to Paris. Germans hurl 60divisions into struggle Allied action i galled retirement Man Euver Lnu i Quot to Rigand line still unbroken by Henry c. C Assidy Paris a i Pic the French w Era falling Back saturday night along nearly 60 Miles of the front but still fighting against the German offensive on Paris facing Tho t Onge t attack of the War and the most massive mechanized onslaught in military history. The germans threw 60 infantry divisions and seven armoured divisions a More than 1.000.000 men and 3.500 tanks into the assault South of the Somme. Thu mighty push reached it Peak in the Center of the front where reserves were brought up in the Oil a Valley the route to pan i a and hurled into the Battle in the Region of Roye and Noyon. In an area id Miles North of this capital. Outnumbered in infantry in this sector alone the germans were estimated to have half a million men. Starting at Dawn after dive bombers artillery and tanks had opened the Way. The nazi infantry charged each Man holding the shoulder of the Man before him the French were outnumbered in infantry. North of the capital the French w withdrew for the second consecutive Day. The general fall Back was called a a retirement and a military spokesman declared the main line remained unbroken. Tie nazis also struck a tre injurious blow on the French right East flank and succeeded in is slugged and lobed of about to bluing a foothold on the South attempted to Light tank of the Aune River. In the t Archie Birnbaum slugged. Robbed attackers sought Knock gun from Alai ii of a ail Uit struck till a i in a a Cecli by Kenneth hopping Green Bay. Wis. A a the democratic state convention endorsed pre Dent Roosevelt for a third term saturday voted unanimously for an open primary september Clee in my in the then its in the Cudahy glum v Neth f bom i Robert wisc on adopted an amended report of nominations committee proposing 24 candidates for state and National offices reminiscent of its action Here in 1932, the convention threw its door wide open to All candidates willing to run. Among the list of names suggested were some w to had the personal backing of delegates but had Given no indication they would be on the party a primary ticket. Is category was John . S. Ambassador to Bel to was proposed by Ken and. Dodge county to optic re election of senator m. I a Follette Veteran sin progressive. Cudahy was one of the six candidates recommended for the senatorial race. Four were a a endorsed As candidates for governor three for lieutenant governor three for state treasurer three for Secretary of state and five for attorney general. Along with the conventions apparent determination to encourage a big primary turnout on a platform endorsing a continuation of a turn in i aug two coast. Britain feels blockade a the blockade Britain w shed on Germany turns the other the German announcer said. A Britain Eastern ports especially the important thames Estuary and some of the Southern ports will soon be blocked for All Trade a indicated this would be i accomplished by submarines wave skim my torpedo launches and bombers based close to the English Channel. Get mans at Home divided their attention Between reports from the French front and reports of Italy f preparations for War. Officials Only smile in answer to As to when Premier i turn to a i arc i sol How the Gold Rolls in what will happen if hitlers legions win $4do when he attempted to fight off Holdup men. Archie Birnbaum 48 grocery store proprietor of 154 Wood Street. Saturday night was suffering a hand Gash inflicted w Ith a pipe a Tench. I not until he had knocked a .32 the germans j calibre Nickel plated revolver from neg French the hand of one of his a was struck from behind. The gun was in Possession of police who at Midnight still were checking clues. They had Possession of the gun took plaster casts of footprints on the seen and planned to Check on fingerprints found on the revolve. Geol go Brooks Uri i bloodhound on the Trail of the pair. In Baum told police he was Home at about 9 30 p. Inhaling driven thou in the Alley behind his House he had turned onto his own driveway. One of the two bandits wearing a mask and holding the revolver ordered Birnbaum to a hand it b Renbaum responded by striking the Man. Then robber no. 2. With a Well aimed blow from behind struck the victim with the pipe wrench. Inflicting a Gash. The pair then took the $400. Part of it in checks from Birnbaum s left Back pocket. They escaped by running South through the Alley. Birnbaum described band i no i As about 5 feet 7 inches tall wearing clothing a coat or jacket and Cap. No 2 was about 5 Lect 6 inches and weighed around 140, but no additional description could be Given. That neighbors of the House fire. Made in inspect and could find Ion no or wry i rep f. R. To fuel War Dukti Iii a Craft fire a b a Tience Tai i Europe and expressed they were at least the f Milar Craft employed he nazi to a a strafe the allies Quot Anders a a a Mer with Hoover flyers of the International two boys drown in Fox River Appleton. a a two boys drowned in the Fox River Here late saturday while playing near the x hrs of Chi is of police met canal of the Fox River paper Cor a this nation j Fenga Hoover director of Winston Salem. N. the adage that a a House divided itself can not e. Dewey called on i Esi Dent Roosevelt saturday night to i put an end to the a Ovcar by the new Deal against the business and productive forces of this nation in a the face of a National emergency. The candidate for the presidential nomination in an address at a Republican meeting Here declared that a for seven years we have been divided by a War at Home. The policies of our present administration have been conceived in term of Domestic warfare. It has been a War by the new Deal against the business and productive forces of eral Bureau of i Vestiga portion a buddy Behrend 12. Went under Ltd 8 in it ram of Coop Anco his companion Louis Vajko a Lor n rational defense matters. Or let 8. Lost his life in a vain at pwn Ian for the group said tempt to save buddy. Their bodies were not immediately recovered. Roller skates too Miles by Juhn t. Flynn Nea financial writer people Are beginning to ask what will happen if Germany wins. There is a whole Range of possibilities and probabilities which invite the attention of those v to like to speculate on the future. At Lea one phase of that very much clouded future is interesting that i the part that deals with our great Gold Reserve. As the terrified civilians have streamed out of the invaded Roun iries ahead of the German blazers so the terrified Gold has come hurrying from everywhere for safety Here. In january we had 18 billion out of the world s 25 billion of Gold reserves now we have 191 billion. More than a billion dollars of frightened Gold has crossed our Borders. As the War continues More will come. Beyond doubt great quantities of British and Finch Gold and the stocks of other countries like Holland and Belgium which sent their Gold to Britain will Start flowing Here in fact it has already started. How much will we have by the time the War ends suppose England and France Defeated should Send All their Gold Here what would be the condition of Europe As the vie one Way to do the it. Of course. I j them it i conceivable that this to Force some sort of International j group can find a Way to get along All european a currency Union. A without Gold. If such a thing this might be done through the were attempted it would Noces sheer Power of the victorious Ger Sanly result in cutting our meter Man War machine. Or Germany a National Trade to a minimum. It statesmen might decide to do it would also leave us a Little pm through a series of fiscal agree Mark ments under which the would be the Standard of value As the Pound Sterling was in the Sterling bloc. If Germany could Force All of Central Europe the Balkans Britain and Fiance and the Baltic and North sea countries to enter such a Union and include also All of the colonies which Italy and Germany Mav Divide up Between barraged about the vast treasure we have in the Kentucky Hill. Of course this May Well happen if Germany Doe not win. Too. Britain and Fiance if they cannot Force a United states of Europe. May Force a customs Union and a currency Union operating on Sterling or some fusion of the Pound and franc or some other International unit worked out with a minimum of Gold. Navy accept torpedo boat after teat Detroit of a two motor torpedo boats capable of 46-Miles-an-hour dodged through Maneu vers on the Detroit River and Laks Clair saturday and were accepted by the Navy for its Mosquito Fleet. The 59-foot boats of Wood construction and each i Iven by two 1.200-Hor be Power Packard motors showed their skills in a seven hour test run before a naval Board a prime attribute of the boats is their ability to turn quickly at top Speed. Soon they will be delivered to Norfolk. Ato be armoured with two anti aircraft machine guns and two torpedo tubes of the 18-Mch Type a a. Czula in constituted Law the coun v a prepared and Adco uate or q jl5hfd to handle National de # a r no vigilante group plan f -4 vile d3nifir r a a a Ppd ram wept n to rag act to recruiting office 1or booked around to Puk up to. Pieces of the economic it Tern he no or extending fed to Industry for Plant Inder the National Dell boats overturn Madison. Wis. A it pm three sailboats overturned c n Lake Mendota late saturday in a Strong wind. Nine Pei tons aboard the boats were rescued by the University of Wisconsin life saving Crew. Chicago a tvs Max Fuder 21, of St. Louis showed up at the army recruiting office carrying roller skates. A i roller skated some 300 mile from St. Lout to join he told Seft. John Patterson. He Page cd the physical examination and was put on the enlistment waiting Jiuu pieces or toe economic system had smashed the totalitarian countries have but Little Gold officially. Italy has 193 million. Germany 29 million w Hile Greave. Rumania. Hungary. I All others be Ween them have but modest sum can it be that through the sheer necessities of the situation. Europe will hav e to find some Way to get along Morel i or less without Gold 4 Gold reserves of the world a France $ m4m4ib Britain $l.l<t.8m.9m All others lt.5m.8m.8m Germany ss9.9m.8m of Aly s18t.8m.8m a r while Gold sack of the u. S. Bulges with nearly four fifths of to ids Supply of 25 billion the great nations of Europe have but Small holdings much of which is stored for safety in vaults abroad. Jap it la a Iii Gap Turi of port of Aisig Tif Shanghai a sunday a pm a japanese military authorities today claimed capture of Shari. Important Yangtze River treaty port West of Hankow. Capture of Shari was regarded As a major gain in the drive on Chang. Another port on the Yangtze which is the principal present objective of the Campaign in Western Supeh province. Prisoner obeys picks lock on Handcuffs Raleigh. N. C. A the officer who had handcuffed the prisoner went off with the key. The prison guards remembered that another prisoner. Pei by new some had bragged he could pick the lock on hts own handcuff they called on him. At 2 a. A after toiling an hour. He got the Handcuffs off \ us prisoner. Sector the French were count i attacking bitterly. German pro ure diminished saturday n get on the extreme left West flank where the Bresle River blocked their infantry. A tank column of 200 to 300 which penetrated South to forge be Eaux was reported being pounded to bit by French artillery and Cannon firing plane. A greatest battled the Battle raged with varying intensity All along the new. Shortened 110-mile front Fri m the sea to the ai5ne. Military authorise not Given to exaggeration called the Battle frankly a the greatest of All time the number of tanks used almost doubled those employed in the Battle of the Meuse when the German broke through to the sea on the Central sector of the front running nearly 60 mile from Aumale on the Bresle to Noyon on the Oise the nazis sent wave after wave of machines and men smashing against Hie French lines. German losses were reported by the French High command to be a a enormous a but still they came. The French Clung to the support Points of the Weygand line on Tho Hills and in the scattered Woods of the Battlefield pouring fire into the tanks with their artillery. The Advance guards had fallen Back Friday under general Max Ime Weygandy a orders and the mov ement continued saturday night after French front line positions had been swamped under the attack Waves. But still ahead of the German stretched a Field of Barrier All tilt Way to Paris. Laud two i nil in to night communique. Gen Era Weygand singled out two Artinise unil for special Praise f r the destruction they wrought among German Panzer units. A tile artillery group of commandant Pouyat destroyed 38 German tanks. A he said. One Battery of this group commanded by Captain Vandelle destroyed alone 19, a another artillery group commanded by commandant Gunen attacked at a d it a Nee of too meters by tanks destroyed 17.�?� Over the whole Battle area a a deep front running from arc be in the West to the Aune in the eat a flying column of 150 French bombers protected by French Ard British Pursuit ships showered explosives in German tank convoys Airfield and troop concentrations. The germans moved in two v at thrusts from South of Roye in the one Valley in the Center and to forge Les Eaux on the West flank. The action nearest pans was in Gene. Al Weygand s thick and heavy Center line. The fighting raged on both Banks of the Oise the River whose valleys teed Down to Paris and was declared especially frightful in the deep shadows of the our scamp Forest South of Noyon. Much of the slow German Advance was attributed by my French to general strategic with a trawl to avoid being outflanked by the two headed German thrust. But the bulk of the French infantry and world famous artillery still stood intact against the Pound a my of German tanks and div a i bombers. \
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