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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DCPT of DCS UfllNCS U ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS tVLL LIASED CENTS A COPY THl NEWSTAKR THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 1940 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Axis Armies Seek to Divide France SWITZERLAND NEVA GENOATTURIN Germans Cross Marne French Admit M SWISS RAID MANY HURT IN BOMBINGS TINY HPRAL Swiss Say Bombs Examined Arp of British Origin BULLETIN AP fed eral government of Switz erland announced officially Wednesday that examina tion of aerial bombs which killed four persons and wounded many olheVs around Lake Leman Wed nesday morning showed them to be of British ori gin G E N E V A AP The Swiss counted four dead in cludfngrtKo women and many injured Wednesday in bomb ingsbf cities and villages by foreign planes The identity of the bombers was not known At least 18 persons were hos pitalized with serious wounds in Geneva wherefive bombs were dropped in a residential suburban district killing two persons v v were dropped on hotel in Kencns north of A WMBMI in wheel chair was M1M her husbands fern off and a nun betl ta lwle1 fatally iajwed V Swiss expressed an unofficial belief the plane that raided the Geneva suburb was Italian but a communique some hours later did not state its nationality The plane roaring over the towering Salcve cliff just across the border in France early Wed Fire Hits North Iowa Twice Causes Loss RockforcJ Citizens New Hampton Feed Are Routed tp Battle Bakery Building Blaze resi dentswere routed from their beds at 3 a m Wednesday when a fire which destroyed the Rockford Bakery endangered the downtown section Incited between the Koerner garace and the Phillips barber shop the bakery was almost leveled by the roaring blaze which caused approximately damages Quick work on the part of the towas volunteerfiremen kept the blaze from spreading to adjoining buildings The roof tell in and only the east wall was left standing when the blaze was finally extin guished Tiie fire was discovered by Do rothy Yerkes who was sleeping above a nearby grocerystore She noticed the blaze when her room W0s lit up by the flames It was believed the fire started in the wiring abvve the stove in bakery A show case office desk and cash register were salvaged from the debrb The building valued at was owned by Mis Anna Kraupp Mr and Mrs John Gustavson managed the bakery business The equipment was valued at The adjoining buildings were slightly damaged Insurance was carried on the destroyed building and equipment This is thesecond time in 20 years the building has been de stroyed by fire The building has caught fire several times The bakery had been in operation for the past two years nesday moved over Swiss terri tory as it dropped its cargo in the ChapelCarouge district The plane or planes which dropped the bombs drew the fire of both French and Swiss anti aircralt batteries Mill Is Destroyed in 20 MihuteTFiie NEW car loads of feed were lost in a 312000 fire which destroyed the G nnd E feed millin about 20 minutes at New Hampton early Wednesday morning The fire was discovered at a m The loss was partly covered by insurance Roy Grove and George Egan are coowners of the mill NO 213 FALL Of PARIS WOULD NOT END WARFOR ALLIES Weygand Escapes From Encircling Flank of By tfwT MASON Press War Expert announcement that the troops are within 12 miles of Paris along the Oise river means General Weygand is escap ing from the encircling flank at tacks of the enemy The allied eastern western armies along the Paris front have been maintain ing a fairly straightened line in their retreat but the central al lied troops lighting in the Sois soiis region have been holding back running the risk being caught in a pocket Weygand has now ordered their withdrawal from the clos ing trap This is why the ad vancing Germans have reached easy artillery range of Paris along the Oise The German war machine has not reached the point of exhaustion for which the allies hoped It has become essential therefore that Weygand order a general re treat alone the whole front This retirement is being con ducted in rood itnler and MOM Nazi Bomber Machine Guns British Troops LONDON URi A German bombing plane machine gunned British troops guarding a jetty at a southeast coast town Wednesday but the bullets went wide The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally Wed nesday night and Thursday ex cept showers northeast Wednes day night slightly cooler Wed nesday night extreme southeast slightly warmer Thursday cut ami south MINNESOTA Fair southwest considerable cloudiness east and north Wednesday night and Thursday with showers extreme east Wednesday night and alone Lake Superior Thursday not so cool Wednesday night alone Lake Superior cooler Thursday northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday j Minimum in Night At 8 a m Wednesday fit Precipitation 29 YEAR AGO Maximum eg Minimum 49 U annihilate the allied armies The time necessary for the cap ture of Paris depends on 1he strength of the citys secret oufer fortifications It is not known how strong these defenses are There have been vague reports that they approach the Maginot line in power of resistance but the French have concealed their real effectiveness The fall of Paris to the Germans will mark the end of a successful phase of the war for Germany but it will not have a major effect on the outcome In the war of 1812 Washington was captured but America won the conflict In the Spanish civil war the antiFranco forces held Madrid to the end but lost the war It is now becoming probable that if Paris is captured the new battle line will run from the chan nel southeast to Paris and then swing northeast toward Sedan where the original German break through occurred The French territory thus occupied by the Germans compares to about four fifths the area of the state of Maine The remainder of France in allied control equals the rest of New England Nciv York New Jersey Maryland Pennsylvania and Virginia The next offensive action of the Germans seems now to be trying to make an initial start west of the Argannet the French announce the repulse of German attacks on Attigay in this region which the French high command describes as a Pivotal point If the Germans were success ful in the Attigny movement their pressure seemingly would be di rected southward along the source of the Aisne river toward the rail way running eastward from Reims through Verdun and Metz toward the Maginot line The purpose of such an offensive would be to try to take the Maginot fortifica tions by front and rear attacks simultaneously delivered opening the whole of eastern France to a new invasion Such a gigantic undertaking would require such enormous power that the chance of success would be hazardous especially after the heavy losses the Ger mans have suffered in the Paris campaign This fact raises the question whether Hitler will use Italian troops in his campaign in northern France To ask Mussolini for help in the north though it might be humiliating would be realistic the prime basis of war strategy Mussolinis delay in ordering an Alpine advance may Imply some form of cooperation with Hitlers troops is being devised The present minor operations of the Italians have no importance A major stroke however must be contemplated by the Italians for INeir strategy based on annihiiaUnn of the twees IK France Port of Italian Armada 5ow 1s a sma Part ot the huge Italian air armada which Monday bombed Malta Aden and sought to close the Red sea thus halting direct French and British communication through the Suez Tuesday the Koyal Air Force re taliated with raids in northern Italy and at Turin while the South African Air Ferce bombed military objectives in Ethiopia MacNider to Speak About tES RIOINES The Han ford MacNider presidential com paign comes home to Iowa Wednesday night Colonel MacNider the states favorite son candidate for the re publican nomination will deliver an address oh national defense at here Wednesday night before a sendoff dinner sponsored by Iowa young republicans It will be the colonels first forma Iowa address since his name has been advanced as a presidential possibility He has been the principal speaker how ever at numerous conventions and meetings throughout the na tion in recent weeks The address will be broadcast over the NBC blue network na tionally and by WHO in Iowa Sponsors of the dinner said they expected a crowd of about 400 The public is Invited Iowa delegates to the republi can national convention arc pledged to present his name at Philadelphia 12 days hence ALLIED ENVOYS REACH RUSSIA Ambassadors Met at Airpprtby Soviet Goverrirnent Officials Stafford Cripps and Eriki Laborthe new British and French ambassadors to soviet Russia arrived atMbscow Wednesday on the same plant The allied ambassadors came by by way of the Balkans Cripps having made stops at Athens Sofia and Bucharest They were met at the airport by the chief the Russian department of proto col and the staffs of their embas sies Sir Stafford is a leftwing la borite member of parliament La bonne a former residentgeneral in Tunisia and ambassador to repub lican Spain Their sudden ap pointments to replace ambassadors who had returned home from Mos cow during the RussianFinnish war were considered in London and Paris signs of hope for better relations between Russia and the allies At the same time the Italian ambassador Dr Augusto Russo former envoy to the United States returned to Moscow by train Russo was met by the entire staff of the German embassy the Hungarian military attache and Ihe staff of the Italian embassy Representatives of the Russian foreign office were absent as Rus so had been away merely on leave His American wife who re mained in Italy was expected here within 10 days BULLETINS ANKARA Turkish KOvertnnMiHMM decided totake no immediate action as a result of Italys entry into the war but to concentrate on preparations for defense of the country in formed sources said Wednesday LONDON reliable Scandinavian sources here saic Wednesday that Soviet Russia hac informed the Swedish government it could count on soviet assistance in the event of aggression againsl Sweden Soviet representatives have also told Scandinavian offi cials it was said that Russia would view with grave concern any further German movements to the north WASHINGTON if The navy announced Wednesday that work was ordered started on two new 45000 ton battle ships and 22 other warships and auxiliaries Tuesday night with in an hour after President Roose velt signed the navys 009000 appropriation act CAIRO air force bombers of the middle cast com mand again raided Libya Wednes day directing llieiiprincipal at tack on the naval air base a Tobrulc BULLETIN BUCHAREST All Ru manian maritime traffic in the Black sea and the Mediterran ean has been suspended by gov ernment order Ships were barred from leaving ports and any away at the time were or dered to return immediately War conditions in the Med iterranean were given as the reason for the order LONDON royal a i r force bombed military objectives at Cologne and elsewhere in west ern Germany Tuesday the aii ministry announced Wednesday night SOUTH AFRICANS BOMB ETHIOPIA Air Forces Reports Heavy Damage lo Italian Kingdom PRETORIA South Africa first South African war communique said Wednesday South African air force heavy bombers Tuesday attacked mili tary objectives in Abyssinia Extensive damage to buildings personnel roads and equipment was done Abyssinia is the Italianheld African kingdom of the former emperor Haile Selassie conquered by the Italians in 1936 IS FATALLY INJURED DES MOINES Jacob Colcman 63 of DCS Moincs was fatally injured when she was struck by an automobile at an in tersection Tuesday night French Take Stand Along Marne River German Forces Strike at Paris as Poilus Battle Desperately BULLETIN TOURS France The high command ac knowledged W e d n e s night that the invading Germans had succeeded in crossing he jMarne near ChateauThierry with some troops By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German armies storming toward Paris Wednesday crossed the Marne river anil fought French poilus 12A miles from the French capi tal Berlin reported while other nazi columns forced the surrender of more than 20 000 French troops isolated at St Valery on the English channel Attacking from the northwest German mech anized columns drove an jtherxapier thrust six miles past Senlis 26 miles from Paris Elements of more than 100 German 1 800000 reportet attacking on a broad from from the lower west Seine to the Argonne forest The German high command said he French capitulation at St Val cij hid yielded one British and five French generals and in calculable booty While allied bombers carried the war into Italy attacking the great industrial centers in the north the fastspreading con llict apparently nearcd a new theater of Egypt The Egyptian chamber of depu ties it was reported approved a declaration severing diplomatic relations with Italy Battle stained French poilus fought desperately in a last ditch defense ol their beloved cnpitil They were reported hold ing fast on the old World war battlefields ot Chateau Thierry and Meaux along the Mnrnc Itrino reported llic first ene my assault on Italian soil since Premier Mussolini declared war unspecified attack on the LieuHau coasl where the crcal Italian shipping port of Genoa is situated Earlier Lon don had reported a British bombing attack on northern Italy Antiaircraft artillery at Turin Italys great northwest industrial center blamed away at enemy planes during the night if Other allied time the South African air bombed Italian military objectives in Ethiopia the African kingdom which Italy wrested from Haile Selassie in 193536 The ancient kingdom ot the Pharaohs guardian of Britains vital Suez canal had been spe cifically exempted from Italys war aims as pronounced by Pre mier it maintained its neutrality For the third time since the kaisers imperial legions ham mered at the gates of Paris a quarter of a century ago French troops outnumbered and blasted by superior enemy tank in on the blood soaked battlefields of Chateau Thierry and MeauN It was in the MeauxChateau Thierry sector that Paris famous taxicab army rallied in 1914 to turn the German tide The London Daily Herald re ported that 200000 Ethiopian troops wearing the uniform of the exEmperor Haile Selassie the conquered Lion of Judah are battling Italian troops in fascist occupied Ethiopia In the northwest provinces or Gojam and four Italian garrison towns arc surrounded by Ethiopians said the London newspaper BRITISH STRIKE THROUGH AIRAT ITALIAN CITIES Military Objectives Other Targets Bombed by Planes of British BULLETIN TOURS UP French armies were reported bv military sources Wednesday to be fighting stubborn ly on a defense line about 18 miles north of Paris while the French air forte hammered furiously at the German advance units and rear communication lines BULLETIN LONDON AP The air ministry announced the Royal Air Force in a 10 minute action supporting the allied armies resisting the right wing ot the Ger man thrustWednesday dropped high explosives and incendiary bombs at the rate if over 100 a min ute rdR Dispatches LONDON British heavy bonirjeis bombed military ob jectives at the city of Turin in northern Italy and otliei targets at the port of Genoa the air ministry said Wed nesday The air ministry state ment first detailed ex planation of Tuesdav nights raid into the indus trial section of northern Italy said that the bomb ers attacked Turin and Genoa during reconnais sance operations from the British Isles One British bomber was missing after the raids the ministry said Genoa is approximately 521 miles in a direct line from Britain Announcement of the bombing objectives of the British planes in Ilaly was made alter the govern ment had declared blanket em bargo of all Italian exports Dispatches from Turin said the outskirts of that city were bombed Turin is a city of 597000 popula tion on the river Fo near France and is one of the chief industrial cities of Italy Gcnoat with 613000 population is the capital of Li euria arid the chief trading port of Italy With British planes operating against Lybia from Egypt an au thoritative source said future re lations between Italy and Egypt depended on developments in military action Italys intention to refrain from drafting Egypt into the provided she remains neutral as announced by Pre mier Mussolini on Monday re mained Ihus far without change an informant said Italy received the first news of the operation of her armed forces Wednesday when the high command announced that Italian planes had attacked Ihe British naval base at Malta with apparent results Crown Prince Umberto as in spector of infantry sent a mes sage ot encouragement to the in fantry Wednesday saying the fatherland is expecting still more splendid glories from them The government announced that the British were interning Italians and proItalian Maltese nation alists in a concentration camp at Lata built near the arsenals and ammunition dumps which as military objectives would be tar gets for air bombardments The announcement said the re port had been brought to Rome by refugees from Malta The solemn hour has struck the ciosyn princes message said march with unshakable faith anrl heroic vision of past triumphs ;