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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 1940, Mason City, Iowa C It OF oes MOINES u NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NtWSFAKft THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NIISHMUS HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 10 1940 TWS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 211 Nazis Fiercely Attack French EXPECT FR TO STRESS PLACE OF DEMOCRACY Senator Barkley Says Congress Will Try to Adjourn by June 22 WASHINGTON JP 11 a 1 ys entry into thewar was expected to bring from President Roosevelt in an address at Char ottesvi lie Va Monday night a new apprai sal the peace of democracy in a growing world conflict This hint was given by Stephen Early presidential secretary who told reporters 1 Mr Roosevelt bad received weird of Mussolinis declaration of axiinst l to IIJJ a m Early noted that the president was speaking at the University of Virginia which Thomas Jefferson third president of the United States was instrumental in found ing Jefferson Early said was cer tainly one of the first and one of the greatest advocates democ Roosevelt Address toBeOverKGLO President Roosevelts address at the University of Virginia commencement exercises will be broadcast over KGLO Mon day afternoon at oclock racy He added that democracy today seems to be the issue over which a good bit ot the world is clashing Mr Hoosevelt had awaited Mussolinis scheduled address which became a declaration oE war before whipping into final iorm his speech at the universitys commencement exercises While there wanobvious con cern among employes at the white house over Italys de cision to join Germany the ouly immediate result was cancella tion of a projected presidential visit to Hyde park New York after the Virginia speech Radios in the white house ex ecutive offices blared as Musso lini speaking in Rome announced to the world his determination to battle After an earlier conference be tween Mr Roosevelt and legisla tive leaders Senator Barkley D Ky told reporters we are going to try to work out an adjourn ment by June 22 The republi can national convention meets June 24 The senate leader added that it appeared there would be no more defense recommendations at this session and said adjournment hmged on the SI004000000 de fense tax bill Major broadcasting companies were invited to carry the address throughout the United States from to p m central standard tune and it will be rebroadcast internationally in seven languages The president long ago had ex pressed the hope that he could at tend the universitys graduation program at Charlottesville Va because his son Franklin D Boosevelt Jr is completing the law course He withheld a definite promise until the last minute however in view of the rapidly shifting European situation Thirty American educators lawyers writers and business men advocated in statement that the United States declare war on Germany Amonjc the signers were Admiral William H Standley retired Waller Mil lis editor of the Xew York ller jWTrtbnne George Watts Hill haB N Car Where Italys Forces Moy Strike M A Witzkriee in the war against the allies here is a WlX could be delivered by Borne LOCAL ACCIDENT CAUSES DEATH Green of Floyd Is Victim Hit and Run Driver Is Hunted Mason Citys first traffic fa tility for 1940 and the third in Cerro Gordo county occurred Saturday night when Lewis W Green 66 Floyd died at a local hospital from injuries received last Wednesday night on South Federal avenue Mason City police Monday were searching for the car that al legedly struck Mr Green as he was crossing South Fedsral av enue in the 200 block Surviving Mr Green are his wife and two sons Russell Greene Lincoln Nebr and R H Green Santa Ana Cal also the following brothers and sisters Mrs Frank Snider Iowa City Mrs R C Mclntyre Irene S Dak Robert Green Burling ton Ed Green Carrville Emmet Green LaPlalte Mo Bailey Green Spokane Wash Fred Green Monmouth III T C Green Ackley Mrs Eva Iowa City and Mrs Jennie Coif man Wayland The body was taken to West Branch Sunday by the Lindamar funeral director of Charles City and funeral services will be held at Cario near West Branch Tues day afternoon Completes Term in Jake Lingle Slaying JOLIET 111 V Brothers petty St Louis hoodlum of the A Caponc era left state prison Monday after serving nine years for the slaying of Alfred J Jake Lingle Chicago news paper reporter which stalled the decline of prohibition period gang sterism Brothers was sentenced to prison for 14 years but time for good behavior made possible his earlier release Predict Large Gain in Cigaret Tax Total DES MOINES tax commission officials Monday pre dicted receipts from the two centsapackage c i g a r c t levy would show a gain of better than S300000 ihis fiscal year over last Collections for the 11 months ended June 1 totaled SI922073 commission figures showed iiganibl Sl737563 in the full year ended last July 1 War Bulletins vlared Premier Mussolini the opportunist had stbbcd an old friend in the back by declaring war on France1 BUDAPEST UR Huneary officially declared her neutral ity Monday night and expressed hope that peace in southeastern Europe will not be disturbed by Italys entry into the war BERLIN quarters I asserted Monday night that the advance of the German army along a 210mile front and Italian ent BUDAPEST ff Telephone communications between Tur key and the rest of Europe sud denly were cut shortly before 8 p m 1 p m C S T Mon day Attempts here to reach ana Italian ent Turhey met with the response i iailce the war llad seaed the lines down It was believed 5ate Flance Authorized mili taiy sources asserted that the French position was hopeless with the defense positions of the Weygancl line overrun and Ger man troops advancing toward lines down It was believed the lines were shut down on jrovernment order as a military precaution BELGRADE JF If Yugo slavias frontiers are violated Russian intervention is expected on our behalf sources close to the Yugoslav government said Mon day night LONDON W Alfred Duff Cooper Great Britains minister of information Monday night dc Paris DIES OF DIPHTHERIA WEBSTER CITY Robb six year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy Robb died Sun day night of diphtheria the fourth victim of the disease here since March 24 Mussolini Declores War PREMIER MUSSOLINI BOURSE HALTS TRADING NAZIS POUND AT LINES Indications Are Seen French Government May Move From Paris PARIS was suspended on the world famous Paris Bourse Monday and there were indications that the government might remove from the capital as the Germans nearly two million strong hammered at the defenses guarding the city from the north Front the sea to the Ar sronne the battle continues more and more violently said the high commands morning communique while more than 100 German di visions some 1800000 men tried to wrestvictory from the stubborn poilus At one place they had driven an armored wedge into the lines within 35 miles of Paris The French were resisting pow erfully alt along the front as the battle went through its sixth day In the titanic struggle to save their homeland against the big eest German offensKe of the war the French had dropped back Sunday to a main line along the heavily wooded Bresle riv er which empties into the sea at lime extending through the Oise valley to the Marne plains south of the Aisne Monday the center of the Wey gand line was still falling back to meet the threat to its left flank from the mighty German tank column which broke through to the Seine But the right flank was reported striking back around the Argonne The Germans were using not only masses o infantry and then force of armored vehicles but were drawing on their strength to the full with big guns and dive bombers and parachute troops trying to smash the French lines with all the ferocity and skill at their command Strengthening indications of a possible withdrawal of part of the government was Premier Rey nauds cancellation of a cabinet meeting scheduled for Monday night in Paris However Monday morning the ministries still were functioning in Paris Some important files and papers of the government have already been moved out of the city The usual morning military press conference at the war ministry was omitted Monday and only orderlies remained at he ministry In the last war the government moved to Bordeaux for a few months late in 1914 when the Ger mans threatened Paris The order to suspend trading on the bourse was issued by Ihe board of governors and it could not be learned immediately wheth er the exchange would be moved outside the city The order annulled the latest quotations established in heavy trading Part of the Associated Press staff and some communication fa cilities including press Wireless Inc which handles a heavy press dispatch file to the United States left Paris Monday morning In dications were that thev operating either from Tours or During the early morning in tensified antiaii craft fire was heard in Paris but no alarm was sounded Nazis Claim Seine River Is Reached BERLIN jubi lantly welcomed Italy into the war against France and Britain Monday while German tanks were reported to have reached the Seine river northwest Paris That Italy lost no time in strik ing was indicated in information given by authorized sources that Italian forces marched into French territory through the Riviera at p m Monday night a m C S Fuehrer Adolf Hitler declar ing lie was profoundly moved by Premier Mussolinis declara tion of war on the allies sent congratulatory messages to the Italian monarch V i t t o r i o Emanuele and to II Duct At the same time Hitlers for eign minister Joachim von Rib bentrop told theworld that Ger many and Italy would fight until the rulers of Britain and France are ready to respect the vital rights of our two peoples The reich already was rejoicing over the capitulation of the Nor wegian army when word came that Italy was in the war beside Germany As for the battle in France a source declared German troops had plunged for ward to a point east of Rouen French city on the Seine and that a second wedge of German soldiers had pushed forward to tile Ourcci river south of Soissons northeast of the French capital Informed Germans expressed belief that the drive across northern France reaching a decisive phase and that the nazi armies were closing in the blades of a pincers around Paris The closest German approach to Paris reported by the French was an armored car wedge about 35 miles from the capital The high command said the nazis were charging along the en tire front from the coast at Ab beville eastward beyond Sedan apparently clear to the hinge of the fighting front with the Maginot line Germans said their heaviest pressure wis southward on the coastal lank toward Cherbourg and Lc Havre French ports still accsesible for British reinforce ments and American supplies and in the Champagne district toward Reims Besides aiming at important harbors the coastal drive also holds the possibility of throwing a loop southward of Paris that might bottle up French forces with their backs to the Maginot line But again Monday as it has since tlie start of the big push six days ago the communique gave only the barest details of the ad vance The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day nijht and Tuesday cooler Monday night slightly warmer Tuesday afternoon west portion MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday slightly cooler extreme east and extreme south Monday night somewhat warmer Tuesday MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 i m Monday Rain YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain Maximum Saturday lc Minimum Saturday night SS At ft a m Saturday 81 Trace y 54 SO Trace 78 SG Tr II Duce Declares Balkan Neutrality to Be Respected ROME joined the war Mon day night at the side of the German nazi le gions which are pressing down perilously on France and Paris itself A communique said Foreign Minister CountGaleazzo Ciano had handed the British and French ambassadors identical notes declaring Italys determination to go to war before il duce spoke It said Italy considered herself at war allies effective Tuesday June 11 Presumably ttiis would mean at p m C S T Monday night In Germany however it was announced that Italian troops already had in vaded French soil on the Riviera Frances Mediter ranean coast at 6 p m Berlin am C S T Monday v X Trains stood with steam up in the Rome station prepared to evacuate the British and French dip lomats Notice of the plunge into hostilities after months ot teetering on the brink was made in a wildly cheered bombastic speech by Premier Mussolini from the balcony of the Palazzo Venezia His announced war aims called chiefly for recovered con trol of the Mediterranean He declared for preservation of Balkans Control y and Egypt a factors in Mediterranean Our will he said is that Italy does not to bring other people into the conflict r Turkey and Egypt will take notice tioii mcntionccl in this cotmec Speaking from the balcony to fascist blackshirts crowd ed by the thousands m the square below and in other squares throughout the kingdom where loudspeakers were rigged up at his urgent behest the premier de Listen clared We are descending to battlefields against pluto cratic reactionary democra cies Where Italy would strike its first blow he did not say btit it long has been said in fascist circles that the first act of war would be a sur prise sprung probably before the actual declaration of war Mussolini warned the Balkans ind the Mediterranean nations that any breach of neutrality would spread the winto them His pronouncement affecting Egypt and Turkey was seen as an attempt tu divert them pledges to assist llic allies from as the nominal overseer of the great fortified rock Italys declaration war Mus solini said had been handed o theambassadors of France and Lngland The fateful step was made after hesita tion to weld into actual hostilities the ends of the long existing axis between Berlin and Borne It came as Adolf Hitlers forces were dosing in on Frinrc gravely imperilling Paris itself V Before making his definite an nouncement of war on the allies Mussolini called upon combat iiiti on land sea and in the air blackshirts of the revolution and of the legion men and women of Italy of the empire and the king ais e Ovcrturcs to Egypt were made Ot listen ae by the Italian press last week but wore generally rejected I wish to declare he said that Italy docs not wish to drag into the conflict other i neighboring and friendly people Italians have attempted Io Tlle neutrality of these nations break up the mutual assistance W1 severely respected pact the allies have with Tur key a vital point in the control ot the eastern Mediterranean He said Italy had tried in vain for peace After every sentence the ges ticulating premier was cheered bv With Turkey favorable or ac who long have quiescent to the axis aims Tlaly r and Iiavc menaced might open up for ilscll Brit tlolals lingering on in ish controlled gateway to the thc t cerlain ward of it conquest or ElhtopfL 00 ld J Mioiild have accepted the pro At the other end the axis pow ers hope to wrest control ol Gib raltar from England with Spain posals of Hitler bcfrrc the Pol ish campaign which began the war last Sept 1 two days be ;