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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 11, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEICHIORV HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PKESS AND UNITED PRESS FUIJ LEAStD WIRES FJVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 11 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 212 REACH GATES OF PARIS British Report 24 of Fascist Ships Seized and 3 Scuttled a i 3 j j j ITALIANS ADVANCE FROM ETHIOPIA NAZIS ADVANCE TO MARNE ARE CIRCLING PARIS Claim Seme River Crossed by Forces at Various Places BERLIN German army has reached the Marne river at one point an authorized source declared Tuesday night Exactly where on that historic French defense line the Germans were striking however he de clined to say Authoritative information ear lier had the Germans operating in the vicinity of the river where the French in September 1914 turned back a German army swift ly approaching Paris The same informed source said the lower Seine had been crossed by the nazi forces at various places TheSeine valley is one of the iloifirii t AtthmuKtke daily eHieial war communiques have been very chary abont rivingcon crete information indications that the German advance on the French capital developing into a treat encircling move ment were becoming clear The reliable Dienst AusDeutsch land describing the nazi advance as a semicircular movement said the German right wing which moved down the coast consists strong tanks and motorized col umns which already control the lower Seine From this position in the west the paper said Germanys army is spread in a great arc north at Paris Troops have crossed the Disc river northeast of the capi tal the paper said and are oper ating the Marne region Farther cast in the Champagne area Dienst Aus Deutschland said German operations were pro gressing on schedule and continu ally bending back the north wing of the Maginot line In this way it continued the danger of French troops of the Maginot line pressing the Ger mans from the rear was elim inated The Germans claimed they had destroyed two French armies num bering between 400000 and 500 000 men A new sack is being thrown around Dieppe by a German thrust southward along the Eng lish channel informed sources said and allied troops trapped h it will be treated as were the en circled armies in Flanders The exact location or the two armies reported destroyed was no given but the high command com munique Tuesday said large sec tions of the allies had been cu off and faced with destruction As the vast nazi army of near ly two million men and machine of all kinds thundered southward the high command asserted th enemys power resistance is visibly waning because of se vere bloody losses the grea number of prisoners and the cap ture of allkinds of material Marseille Arrests 800 Italians in Night TOURS France alian demonstrations broke out at Lyon and Bordeaux Tuesday while at Marseille 900 Italians were arrested during the night Nazis Report Bombing Cruiser 4 Transports BERLIN German nigh command announced Tues day that one allied cruiser and four transports were bombed so seriously in the northernmost North Atlantic that the majority of these ships were burned out Fires Reported in Paris Suburbs American radio correspondents reported Tuesday that a heavy of smoke hung over the city of Paris as the result of fires in the environs caused by German incendiary bombs Waves of Ger man bombers over the city were reported The smoke was so thick it was reported by an American correspondent by radio that it was impossible to see across the Place de la Concorde or from bridge to bridge along the Seine REDS HOLD KEY IN TURKEY VIEW Stand on Aiding Allies Depends on Response Received From Russia ANKARA Turkey Russia holds the key to Turkeys fulfillment of her mutual assis tance treaty with Great Britain and France it was acknowledged then ational task and was ready in informed quarters Tuesday The cabinet met throughout the afternoon and its stand was re potted to depend on a response from Russia as to the soviet atti tudein case Turkey should join the alliesin fighiing Italy in the Mediterranean Ulus the official newspaper de clared that Turkey possesses the might and capacity to accomplish the national task and was read to to fight any power infringing her rights but did not mention the pact with the allies The war it predicted will be long and as H develops Turkeys task and importance will be in creased The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday ex cept unsettled southeast Tuesday night slightly cooler extreme east not so cool northwest Tues day night slightly warmer Wed nesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday local showers north portion not so cool Tuesday night except extreme southeast somewhat warmer Wednesday east and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Matimum Monday fifi Minimum Monday night 48 At 8 a m Tuesday BO YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 49 Sub Orders U S Liner to Be Abandoned Lets It Go Ahead Some Were Leaving in Lifeboats Before UBoat Changed Order WASHINGTON The state department announced Tuesday that the United States liner Wash ington with 1020 passengers en route from Europe was stopped early Tuesday morning by an un identified submarine which first ordered abandonment of the ship but later allowed it to proceed The liner was on its way from Lisbon to Galway Ireland to pick up additional Americans It was stopped at 3 a m G M T 1 p m C S X bythc submarine at 12 degrees 50 minutes west 42 degrees 1Z minutes north The stale department released ihc exchange of messages between the Washington and the subma rine in which the submarine first ordered leave ship The exclfenge of messages be tween the Washington and the submarine by blinker signal in the early down follows Submarine Stop ship Easeto ship Torpedo ship Washington American ship Submarine Leave ship Washington American Submarine Ten minutes Washington American ship American ship Submarine No answer from submarine Washington American ship American ship Submarine Thought you were another ship Please go on Go on The state department said that upon the order to leave ship the passengers and crew the lat ter numbering 570 were ordered to lifeboats and some of the boats were actually being lowered when the order came from the submarine to please go on X The Washington proceeded and soon afterward sighted a second submarine but without any inter ference Capt Harry Manning com municated by radio telephone with U S lines offices in New York The state department requested the U S lines to advise the cap tain who in turn will inform the passengers that all belligerent governments had been informed that the ship js on its present scheduled voyage and on her present course and operating without convoy MacNider to Be Honored at Dinner DES MOINES drive to nominate Hanford MacNider for president on the republican ticket will lake the form of a sendoff dinner in honor of the Iowa favorite son candidate Wednesday night here State Young Republican Chair man I W Myers said Colonel MacNiders 25 minute address will be broadcast over the NBC blue network beginning at p m The dinner is open to the public The Iowa delegation which will present the colonels name to the republican national convention June 24 at Philadelphia and the GOP state central committee both have besn invited to attend Meanwhile MacNider support ers here said they regardedthe developments in the international situation as right in line with the Mason City candidates experi ence In addition to his two years of overseas service during the World war they said he also was given the specific job of reor ganizing Hie United States de fense system while he was assis tant secretary of war under Presi dent Coolidgef He also was minister to Canada from 1930 to 1832 his backers pointed out TENSION HIGH IN 5 NATIONS Hungary Rumania Bulgaria Jugoslavia and Greece on Alert BUDAPEST Hungary Five countries in southeaster Europe anxiously awaited Tucs day a decision by Turkey that ma decide their piace in the war If Turkey entered the war against Italy it was feared lhat Hungary Rumania Bulgaria Jugoslavia and Greece might be drawn into the conflict against their wishes All countries re mained militarily alert but studi ously refrained from a marked in crease in war preparations in the hope of avoiding provocations Officials in Budapest Bucharest Sojfia Belgrade and Athens agreed thnt the slightest incident in the Aegean or Adriatic might touch off Hie flames in the Balkans Two incidents resulting from the Italian declaration of war were outstanding In Budapest thousands of former service men demonstrated in the streets ap MALTA BRITISH NAVAL BASE IS HIT BY BOMBS Fascist Objective in Africa to Be to Close Red Sea at Bottleneck BULLETINS LONDON British broadcasting corporation broad cast said Tuesday that the RAF had bombed Italian bases in Libya with great success The Italians were said to have been taken by surprise Many fires were started and heavy damage inflicted Tours France Swiss telegraphic agency report Tues day night said Italian forces had attacked Tunis Malta and Cor sica There were no details ROME Italian army struck on several fronts Tuesday and was reported tp have ad vanced into British and Somali land The advance into the allied East African colonies was re ported to have been made by Italian forces including both blackshirt infantry and native At the same time aerial bomb ing attacks were carried out 01 Malta In East Africa a flying columi of blackshirts and mi live troops was said to have broken througl the first line of French defenses and beaded toward Djibuti According to dispatches from Addis Ababa Italian airplanes also carried out bombardment of mili tary objectives around Aden im portant Red sea port The attack on British Somali land was made from both Italiai Somaliland and Ethiopia The aerial attacks on Aden were un derstood to have been launched from Ethiopian bases Aden is 100 miles across the Hcd sea from Djibuti The first day of Italian ac tion in the war made it appar ent that one of the initial Italian objectives in Africa wUl be an effort to close the Red sea at the bottleneck between Djibuti and Aden Closing the Red sea would have virtually the same effect as the closing oE the Suez canal so far as transportation from the Medi terranean to the middle and far east is concerned It would halt direct British and French communication through the Suez to their far eastern col onies Vital military supplies and many thousands of troops have been sent from these far eastern New Zealand and the allies Details were lacking on the initial Italian military efforts but it was believed that the attach on French Samaliland which has British Act Quickly to Seize Ships LONDON Kalian hips have been seized Lord Privy Seal Clement R Attlee told the louse of commons Wednesday In addition to the 14 Italian hips seized presumably on the ligli seas three have been scut led and ten others have been cized in our ports Attlee said His statement would make a to al of 27 Italian ships seized or cuttlcd DECLARES AMERICAS UD ASSURES VICTORY Attlee member of Hie inner war abinet said thai President Roosevelts assurance that Ameri cas material resources will be placed at the disposal the allies assures a victory for the allied cause Speaking fov Prime Minister Winston Churchill Attlee told Ihe house of commons Mr Roosevelt has vitally in spired the free peoples of Europe His assurance that the materia resources of his great nation wil beplaced at the disposal of the allies makes it inevitable that however hard the road the cause of civilization will in the end pre vail Attlee in addition to comment ing on President Roosevelts Charlottesville Va speech told commons 1 That Italy had entered Hie war like a jackal seeking to gel some scraps from the kill of anoth er beast 2 That Italy like Germany will feel the evertightening pinch of Ihe allied blockade 3 That the allies were forced to withdraw from Norway because the pressure on the French front FRENCH POILUS HALT ADVANCE FARTHER WEST Haze Covers Metropolis From Fires Set by Incendiary Bombs Compiled From Cable Reports By The Associated Press Hitlers armies stormed at the gates of Paris Tuesday night Berlin reported reach ing at one point river historic the Marne battlefield pealing to Hungary to fulfill her obligations to the RomeBerlin axis even if it meant war The government however issued a communique reaffirming Hun garys nonbelligerency And from Belgrade Jugoslavia came reports of large numbers of Italian troops being landed along Uie Jugoslav coasf Reports from Split on the Adriatic said that Italian troops were concentrating at the Italian port of Zara a small area on the Jugoslav main land behind several Jugoslav islands and on the Italian island of Lagosta Lightning Travels on Cham Kills Dog INDEPENDENCE Mo Lightning struck the Carl Baird home It did little damage but the Baiids Icrner Bobby was electrocuted The lightning trav eled down a neck chain fastened 1 to a clothes line rail head into Ethio its objective was launched from two sides from Eritrea and Ethiopia Little Damage Is Caused at Malta LONDON The war office Tuesday announced enemy air craft had raided Malta Britains naval base in the Mediterranean Malta by airline is 130 miles from Rome but a mere hop from Sicily where Italy has both naval and air bases From the great French naval base at Bizerts Tunisia it is 120 miles It is one of the most im portant points on Britains life line through the Mediterranean and Suez canal The communique said that at a m today a raid by about ten hostile aircraft was carried out on Malta A further raid followed during the morning Casualties slight Little damage was done One enemy airolane was By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS pledges material resources of United States to allies ac cuses Italy of plunging dag ger into back of its neigh bor spokes man declares no uniform French defense line remains on northern battlefront says Paris immediately threat ened troops halt naxi attempts to advance be yond Seine high command reports troops along Alps facing Italy have not been attacked government flees capital as German tanks reach environs of Paris LONDON violent British stage demonstrations against Italians seize Italian ships S ma rines British French patro respective defense areas in tension growing from Italian war declaration Brazil Presidents Address Apparently Backs Dictatorships RIO DE JANEIRO Presi dent Gctulio Vargas in a speech apparently defending Ku ropes dictatorship declared Tuesday that vigorous peoples fit foe life must follow the route of their as Dirations where French poilus stopped the kaisers rush in 1914 Dispatches from the west ern front at the same time told of Gen Maxime gands poilus firmly check ing the German smash fher weft where Hie deep est naif thrust has carried light armored columns across the Seine Thunder storms broke vio lently over the vast heat parched battlefield slowing up the advance of German tanks rumbling ahead on the rood to Paris Paris reported the French right was holding firm in the Argonne The Berlin report oC nazi armies smashing through the French Weygand line to the Marne did not say what point they had reached It was indicated however that the thrust knifed down from tlie SoissonsRethel sector in the cen ter of the French defense lines extending from the Maginot line to the English channel Tf so it was possible that he German onslaught engulfed or passed Reims and penetrated tn or beyond ihe old battlefield of Chateau Thierry where General Pershings American expedition ary force repulsed the imperial German army in the World war Amid a day of swiftbreaking developments guns of the Maginot lines suddenly burst into a fierce din apparently to blast German regiments reported moving toward the Swiss frontier For many weeks the Swiss have stood mobilized in fear lest the Germans invade their tiny mountain country in an attempt to turn the Maginot lines south ern right flank Berlin also asserted nazi legions had crossed the lower of various places With the French capital tt porled hazed by smoke from fires set by German incendiary bombs the military governor asked all young immobilized Frenchmen aged 17 and up to leave Taris if if Presumably the French fearful its youth might fall into German hands and set to work in labor battalions Again it was an other signal ot Ihe perilous posi tion of the French capital Reports circulated in Paris that German tanki had approached the out skirts where naxi bombers were said to have started fires by incendiary bombs General Maxime Weygands French armies defending Paris had stemmed a tempestuous nazi scythe attack aimed at seizing the French capital from the rear the French high command announced Tues day Italy stil masked the plan of her first attack as o ;