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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 1940, Mason City, Iowa julwjB NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H4HON C HST ucu 4 of IOM COMP 8 U HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE IHIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHIORS JULY 3 1940 THIS PAPER COTiSJSTS OFTWO SECTIONS M m NO 231 BRITAIN FRTOPROPOSE VAST DEFENSE PROGRAM SOON Plan Would Start Mass Production of Tanks and Airplanes WASHINGTON v a s t supplementary defense program expected to cost upwards of S3 000000000 and designed to take long strides toward building up the nations air forces toward 50000plane goal will be sub milled Io congress nexl week f The program discussed Wed nesday at the while house is in tended to start mass production of planes tanks and Runs Details were worked out in conference between president Roosevelt and key officials in the defense program but the necessity for completing some factors foi the navy probably will result in holding up its submission to con gress until next week One in formed individual said a message probably would be submitted to the legislators next Monday The multinillion dollar pro pram may be split about equal ly betwoin outright appropria tions and authorizations for ad ditional appropriations be made subsequently The army is expected to be given some in ap propriations and authorizations and the navy another SIOOO 000000 army and navy have al ready put their pens to more than of defense contracts during the last month a recapitulation showed The items from beans to bombers soldiers to for the most part the first big block of expenditure commitments in the 54500000000 cash program votqd by congress for the fiscal year which began July 1 Kcports of this progress came as the senate naval committee scheduled consideration of the unprecedented SMOO000000 navy exnansion bill which would authorize a 70 per cent jump in fleet strength The house alrcadj has approved the measure In compiling the billion dollar Plane Motors to Be Built by Packard WASHINGTON URWilliam i Knudsen production coordin ator of the national defense com mission announced Wednesday that the Packard Motor company of Detroit has agreed to build 3 r ih 77 airPlane engines foi the U S government and 6000 for the British government The agreement Knudsen said subject to approval by the Packard companys board di M M GJJmau president of Packard said the plant will be tooled and ready to begin pro duction ten months from the date of the contract which was expected signed shortly Gilman told Knudsen that he estimated that initial production would be at the rate of 20 engines a month reaching a total of 840 a month after 15 months The British government recent ly licensed the U S government to manufacture the Rolls Royce Meihn type liqucdcoolect aircraft engine The national defense com mission negotiated with the Ford Motor company to manufacture them Ford agreed to make engines for U S government but the deal fell through when Ford refused to produce them for the British gov ernment BRITISH REJECT JAPANS DEMAND Refuse to Close Arms Route Through Burma to Chinese Forces Knox Surrounded by Democrats contract record the navy led the way with orders for 87 vessels at a cost of 5910270000 The sum represents hull construction and machinery only At least 000 more will be required to com plete equipment of the ships The funds for the 1D41 fiscal year program did not actually be come available until July 1 but both army and navy anticipated the fact V V Without waiting for cash in hand the war department on Tune 27 placed orders for S41 5S4986 worth of critical sup plies needed for the rapidly growing army has the Japanese demand that he arms route through British Burma to the Chinese forces of generalissimo Chiang XaiShek e closed it was reliably reported Wednesday night Britain is considering ques lons that would arise with th United States if she acceded to he Japanese demand R A But er undersecretary for foreign af airs announced in the house of The refusal of the London gov inmcnt was conveyed in a note ust received by the British am assador to Tokio Sir Robert Les lie Craigic The reply still was to be delivered to the foreign office This BritishJapanese dispute is Fair and Somewhat Warmer Forecast for Iowa July 4 come holif YS Wednesday to lowans Hind over the Fourth of July ir Wednesday night and Thursday some w hat warmer The bureau predicted ideal out ing weather as clear skies blank eted the state Wednesday morn Temperatures still averageo about 10 degrees below norma Wednesday after dropping to a minimum of 42 degrees Tuesdaj night at TJecorah It was 43 ii Mason City Tuesdays top reading was 82 degrees at Albia the bu was reported reau said i No precipitation i in the last 24 hinir f umjt uia juit is n factor in the tense Japanese poli tical situation already marked by strong representations of armv leaders to the cabinet over policy to be followed in the far cast in the light of allied defeats in Eur ope The military leaders are said to have expressed dissatisfaction with the stand taken by Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita apparently holding that his plan for an sphere dominated by Japan is not strong enough Arita enunciated last Saturday a foreign policy based on creation of an Asiatic sphere in which Japan would be ad vance from the previous position The biggest order was 52723 favoring maintenance of the 4CO for uniform material to presiatus HUO in cast Asia vent a threatened shortage in clothing Also included were 387500 for scout cars 54571887 for antiaircraft fire control in strumcnts and many lesser items Hollar Promoted to Brigadier General DES MOINES of Colonel Gordon C Hollar of Sioux City to brigadier general in command of the 67th infantry brigade Iowa national guard be comes effective July D Colonel Hollar 52 former SiouxCity pub lie safety commissioner will suei cccd Major General Lloyd D Ross i ot DCS Moincs who retires July 8 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday somewhat wanner Thursday MINNESOTA Fair Wednes day night and Thursday some what warmer Thursday and north and west Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday iticlit At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum IS ENJOYING VACATION BETHANY Mo Aparks s s nig the time of his life durino his vacation On the first day he raveled around with Clyde Strat and NAZIS REVEAL INTRIGUE PLAN Declare Allies Claimed to Spread Battlefronts in European Conflict BERLIN DNB official German news agency published copies Wednesday of alleged al lied documents found in France which it said revealed intrigue such as the world never yet has seen for creating new battlefronts in the European war These documents DNB de clared showed allied plans for bombingimportant oil fields in the Russian Caucasus and the ports of Baku and Batum as well as creating battlefronls in bcandinavia and the Balkans n They were made public in an ticipation of the issuance of the sixth white book the war by the German foreign office The first document disclosed was an alleged telegram from Generalissimo Maximo Weyattd then commander of the allied near cast army to Gen Maurice Gus tavo Gamelin then commander mchiof in France Dated March 7 1940 east arrived at Beirut Lebanon that day and informed him he hac received word from London in regard to preparations for possible bombardment of Baku and Ba tum j Hcjfand according to dle telegram said Mitchell was seekinsr permission to investi gate intermediafe landing fields for planes which would have their main base in Al lazira in the Levant states Weygand said the investigation was carried out by Britisi and pencil offccrs dressed in civilian This would give the impression tnt the visit concerned work af fecting exploitation of oil fields m this region Weygind said ac cording to the DNB account Document number two as cited by DNB was entitled a plan by force in opera tions in Finland This document maicalcd material support of the finns hHtl been agreed upon by the allies and the first shipments made Dec 20 GRANT FOR IOWA IOWA CITY Univer sity of Iowa announced Wednes day it had received another SB 100 grant from the National in fantile Paralysis foundation for the continuance of work in ortlio Conqueror Visits Maginor Forts KNOX APPROVED BY COMMITTEE Chairman Walsh Says Appointee Found Not to Be WASHINGTON sen ate naval committee approved Wednesday President Roosevelts inclusion of Colo Frank Knox in his cabinet and simultaneously is sued a statement indicating that it had not found him to be an in terventionist The action akcu by a 9 to 5 vole cleared the way for the senate to act probably next week on confirmation of the Knox nomination to be secretary of navy and the nomination of Henry L Stimson to be secre tary of war Stimson was approved Tuesday y the military committee Both men are republicans On behalf of the naval commil Chanman Walsh D Mass nade public a statement he group would have opposed itnoxs nomination ir it had found that he was an interventionist The committee is of the opinion that though Colonel Knox has ex pressed extreme views in favor of ud to the allies he hns also de clared emphatically his opposition 0 entering the European War and avors only moral and economic Id io the allies by our citizens RS differentiated from economic ucl ty our government He stated his opposition to cx endmg any governmental aid that vould involve us in the war or vould in any degree impair our LAND LOSS TO REDS MOURNED BY RUMANIANS AntiJewish Rioting Spreads Nation Seeks to Avoid Further Split BUCHAREST Wj torn by strife within and territor ial demands from without hek mourning ceremonies Wednesday to mark the end of a fiveda period m which she lost onesixtl of her total area and onefifth o her population Refugees from areas ceded t soviet Russia participated in the observance While Rumanians wept over the Inss of Bessarabia and north ern Bucovina antiJewish dem onstrations spread throughout the Balkan kingdom and King Carol H met with his ministers to devise means of savinc his country from further losses Rumania mourned for the loss of Chismau and Cernauti her sec ond and third largest cities aftei Bucharest Great economic loss was in volved especially since the culiurally rich province of arabia was Hearing at the moment ot the soviet occupation a bumpet harvest of wheat and corn It is estimated that 300000 homeless men women amchil dren iled into old Rumania ahead ot the red army advance olhcr cast 100000 Jews in old Rumania were reported to have migrated into Bessarabia after the soviet occupation began The country showed its grie with squares of black cloth throwi over the yellow portion of its red yellow and blue flags The status ot Germansoviet re lations was a topic ot speculation in diplomatic circles It was reported that a German general arrived Wednesday to confer with a military mission al in Bucharest A German delegate who went to Bessarabia to look after the interests of German citizens there returned to Bucharest with the report that soviet authorities refused to let him enter A number ot prominent Jews vcrc believed to have been killed n the antiSemitic riots Scores were injured some be icved fatally in a number of lots Tuesday night in Bucharest and other places ranging from the capital to Jassy near the border if Russianoccupied Bessarabia Vednesday they extended hroughout the country ar defenses which cleared up tazis Sink Boat ull of German Italian Prisoners LONDON 15501 ton British liner Arandora Star car rying Germans and Italians who were to be interned in Canada has been torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Ireland The Berlin high command com munique Wednesday announced that a German submarine had tor pedoed the Arandora Star west north channel the strait between Ireland and Scotland 4LI1 Uj he principal issue before the com Knox also testified that de spite President Roosevelts se ection of two republicans for ic key defense positions in his cabinet you havent got a coal ition government There has been official party 1 P u action necessary for Brtlsh sobers were aboard said guards Chairman Walsh D nounccd this comm Knox For the Russell of Georgia Byrd of Vir ginia Gerry of Rhode Island An Draws By DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign News Analyst Herr Hitler is rapidly drawin ms lines in a manner calculate to leave no way of escape from destruction open to Britain The second of the three grav threats against the life Eng bombing starva tion by blockade and invasion has now shown itself in the lieav losses inflicted on British mer chantmen recently by both naz and fascist Uboats Ships totaling more than 88 000 ons many undoubtedly laden with precious food and war sent to the bottom in the week ending June 23 The German hijfh command ako claimed Tuesday that 229 000 tons of allied shipping had been sunk by the nazi airforce since June 5 Meanwhile the rain of deatl from the aiihas increased ove England in ever widening circle which have touched virtually nl parts of the United Kingdom It easy for German pilots to read England these days from the manj new bases along the conlinenta const opposite the little island We may expect the bombin and torpedoing to swell rapidlj from now on preparing the for tne third actua invasion which the nazi fuchre has threatened so often Tims far there lias been no indication of the precise plan which Hitler proposes to fol low Quite likely he will be governed by circumstances The coordinated starvation blockade and bombing campaign might be sufficiently devastatin the British defense pjovec relieving him o the necessity of oxperimentini with the invasion which i mighty rishy business in face o the British navy and other de fenses It is possible that ho may depend on these first two weap ons but there seems to be noth ing that the fuehrer wants so nuch as to emulate William the onqueior and send an army into 6 BOYS GIRLS KILLED BY TRAIN Teen Aged Victims oil Way to Hospital Die on R R Crossing CHICAGO P Three girls thenthree boy companions ill teen aged were killed by a ram at a grade crossing near uburban Maywood Tuesday night s t hospital for they sped to medical assistance The six young victims were at emliiig i roadhousc party when nc ot the girls complained of an Uacl of appendicitis Her com panions decided to take her Io a ospital in an automobile Witnesses said the driver i orcd signal lights and bells and uervod around a line of cars topped for the oncoming Soo line asscngcr train The body oCone oy was thrown clear but the ther victims were crushed in the vrcckage as the locomotive car ied the car 1800 feet The victims were Lorraine 3Lcary 19 Lorraine Norris 17 nd Catherine Clarfc 19 all of Park III and Francis Frchc the driver fii i i I i u j f i D Ma anj 1 Mentioned 35 vote on at a Scottish pttWcdncsdy Possible CanfliflarP The Germans and Italians were Candidate BRITONS THINK AIR OFFENSIVE MAY BE BEGUN Soldiers on Beach Are Machine Gunned Screaming Bombs Fall LONDON air planes fanned out over Great Britain Wednesday in a series of anraid bombings that Britons be lieved might mark the start of a general air offensive British planes again blasted enemy bases in Holland Two German planes defi nitely were shot down and it was believed that others may have been brought down bv royal air force counterattacks and the most intensive antiair craft barrage of the war The most serious attacks were believed to be in southeast Eng land A large building was set afire by the bombers Two houses m a row of homes were demol ished by several bombs killing ail old woman and her grandchild The child was blown 30 yards across the street r f rjisll expressed be lief that the increasingly intense an raids were a prelude to an early All dress offensive against the British Isles The raid ers ranged from the southeast const along the channel and as far north as Scotland lively little damage Civilians crouched at entrances of air raid shelters in several towns and fi0Ild lal ley saw the air tilled with puffs of exploding shells that Set up a barrage much heavMr than anyJnthc Three British planes staged a iRht m the clouds off a southcal port chasing a German bomber and pomjug thousands or bullets into the fleeing machine Watch ers saw the plane waver then nose dive toward the sea as it tail broke offappareruly cut o machine northeast three work injured by bomb cx In the drcws of Florida Ellentler 01 Louisiana Lucas of Illinois dem ocrats and Hale of Maine and Saroour of New Jersey rcpubli Agairist the tors Smith of South Carolina Ty dings of Maryland Bone of Wish ington and Holt of West Virginia democrats and Johnson of Cali fornia republican lowan Killed When Truck Skids Upsets CLEARF1ELD If 34 Clearfield The Germans and Italia part of a contingent of prisoners of war and civilian internees A contingent was landed at Quebec and Montreal over the weekend Two soldiers said the ship was struck without warning and there was a desperate scramble for the lifeboats No estimate of the total casual ties was available but the Ital ians most of them until recently traders in England were said to have been the worst sufferers The anministry issued a communique Bri sli raids on Germanoccupied Icrntory continued with coast coTOnmnu planes IVctJncsiJav homblnfT enemy bases at Tcxcl and Ymuideii onr German fiehtinplane shot down but the British lost Bases in Germany especially hi he Ruhr and on the coast at Zec i were also Hacked by the British as Ger lan planes blasted at Britain Reports of the newest daylight Uacks said the Germans were roppmg screaming bombs nnd eports of earlier attacks said the maclers had power dived to drop ombs and machincgirn soldiers n English beaches One encmv which got as far ns vas said to have been driven off y antiaircraft fire Kcflcctiiiit belief that the Ger mans were preparing a blitz krieg Lord Croft said in the house of lords that the Germans would attempt to invade Eng land reKarilcss of toss lie said that they aim to destroy Ihe British people ajid that it is our intention and hope to dp Feat invasion by sea or even before the enemy embarks V But if riot then we will defeat icm m the process of landing e said The Gennaji nir raider at tacking again and oanin took s hour toll of 15 killed and 11 wounded in Britain The azi planes seemed to strike in two waves in broad clay m the apparently intensi ecl schedule of attack in of TmJMahoncy of Boone was spread terror ad destruction heard in Iowa Democratic circles among ii 1 for Supreme Court Post DES MOINES invi 111 it Lll cdnesday as a possible candidate for supreme court judge in the democratic state judicial conven tion Aug 8 Mahoncy served as assistant attorney general tov the highway commission under Former Attor ney General John H Mitchell cd millions before unchi the island projected invasion kingdom The nazi high command said German planes attacked a convoy Owners of the vessel announced a fair proportion of the crew had been saved The water was strcvn with s aml wreckage as the ship Cecil went down survivors rrtitrrl produce i One German s an scan of bUIe This court expire this year They arc I Justices Paul Richards o Red Oak Iowa and W H Hamilton of Sig ourncy Iowa both democrats and I Ralph Oliver of Sioux City Iowa i a republican Richards and Hamilton are cx peeled to be renominatcd without j opposition thereby lcavins Justice j Olivers pon as the only matter for contest in the democratic con I vcntion According to British nearly 100 German planes have been shot down over and arounri the British coasts since the war started ami numerous others have been so damaged that it a unlikely they reached thrir bases Twelve persons were killed snd wounded including women ;