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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1940, Mason City, Iowa JIT NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THI NfWSAKft THAT MAKES Alt NOtTH IOWANS NIIOHMMtS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 17 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SPOT 4 WHS PAPER CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 217 Expect Thousands for 46 NORTH IOW A BEAUTIES SEEK TITLE OF QUEEN Huge Parade Massed Spectacle Concerts Planned on Program Mason City was in the final stages of preparation this week end for the fifth annual North Iowaband festival and third en tertainment of North Iowa royalty Tuesday With 46 queen candidates from 46 communities and 54 musical organizations from 50 towns out side of Mason City the festival promises to reach a new high in entertainment and attending throngs Close to 2500 members of bands and dram corps will thunder their salute in expres sion of North Iowas tremen dous Interest in instrumental tabHshes a new high record The program will follow the same gen eral outline as those of previous years with a parade at oclock in the morning and the grand finale at the Roosevelt baseball stadium at 7 oclock in the evening The 46 queen candidates will ride in open cars ahead of their bands in the morning parade They will appear at a luncheon in their honor given by the Cham ber of Commerce festival sponsor at noon in the Hotel Hanford At the evening spectacle one of their number wil be named Miss North Iowa queen oE the festival Pictures of the queen candi dates detailed program and stories about the festival appear in the second section of this is sue Following is a brief outline of the program 9 a concerts in Cen tral park 10 a bands on Federal avenue a m Parade of bands queens and floats p m Luncheon for queens and visiting officials at Hole Hanford 2 to p m Concerts in Cen tral park 7 p m Grand finale at Roose velt baseball stadium pm Grand entry of Queen candidates p m Coronation of Miss North Iowa queen of the festival Forgotten Man Is Freed From Jail by Judge at Des Moines DES 4MOINES Judge Charles Cooler freed the man of the city Jail here Sunday pending a cornplete investigation ofhis case He is W L King a WPA work er who began serving a 16 day jail sentence Saturday in default of a fine assessed against him nearly two years ago by the judge on a reckless charge King said he had been told the case was closed and the fine sus pended Will Weigh Peace Terms jf BENITO AMJADOTJF HITLER Hitler Mussolini to Meet to Study Peace Proposals 2 Whose Feet Dangled From Boxcar Injured DES MOINES I9 year old transients George Stattas of Milwaukee Wis andJohn Mc Damel of Denver Colo were painfully injured when their feet dangling from a boxcar door struck a railroad bridge girder and were crushed SWORN IN FOR OFFICE SACRAMENTO Cal brose OConnell of New York has been sworn in at a Sacramento hospital as first assistant postmas ter general Benito With ltalian to discuss the French proposal for plete capitulation would be ac cepted by the axis powers Officially there was no German comment on the French proposal and the high commands communi que said that the beaten French armies had been smashed on all fronts and were being pursued south ward after encirclement of the Maginot line and cap ture of the historic city of Orleans 70 miles south of Paris on the River Loire a statement issued But from the field headquarters of the fuehrer said that the new French g o v e r n m e n t headed by Marshal Henri Petain had announced that France had been forced to cease fighting and had ini tiated the move to open nego tiations The fuehrer will meet with Premier Benito Mussolini to dis cuss the attitude ofboth slates the statement added The attitude of n a 2 i s ex pressed unofficially and without immediate contact with Hitlers was that recent authoritative statements had indi cated that a settlement with France was a matter of capitula tion rather than negotiationfor terms Marshal Petains proposal was for honorable terms of peace The German army meantime continued to sweep through trance at high speed indicating that it would be in a dominant wsition everywhere by the time imer and Mussolini complete heir discussion The German press opened up a bitter attack on Britain for a criminal viewpoint in hav ing urged France to continue the Sight The English choke the French on promises and silly deception the newspaper Naciit Ausgabe said The French forces dissolving and fleeing arc being pursued south of the Luire river the high command said in announcing the German advance beyond the coun tryside through which Joan of Arc led French troops in 1429 to re lieve the siege of Orleans Orleans the high command added was undamaged when taken by the Germans if Theswiftlyadvancing Ger man troops also reached the FrenchSwiss border at Pon tarlier after completing en of the lot Maginot line The Germans advanced rapidly through Burgundy and Langrcs sinking deeply into the south and southwest toward the great in dustrial region of Lyons German air forces continued the annihilation of the retreating French columns the commu nique said destroying by bom bardment a number of bridges across the Loire river and blast ing largegroups of enemy forces near these bridges The German forces also were described as making trium phant progress across the RhineRhone canal and as ar riving before St Mihiel in northern Lorraines famous World war sector Tile resistance of French units is oeing smashed with heavy losses the communique said Two air fields from which nine trench bombing planes were about to take off were captured n southern Burgundy the com munique said On M A f MAGINOT FORTS Pending Hitler and tm m B Mussolini Parley ENGLAND WILL CARRY ON WAR AGAINST NAZIS Expect French Will Continue to Fight Outside Home Soil LONDON UR Britain Monday pledged herself to carry on the war against Germany alone But authoritative British sources declared belief that despite the French offer to sue for peace France will carry on the war in the theaters outside French soil There is no reason to believe it was said here that France will not place all her resources outside the mother country at the disposal of her war ally u1 statei authoritatively that France is expected to act as did Poland Norway CzechoSlo vakia the and Bel Geimany overran the home soil In view of Frenchtraditions it was stated here it was anticipated that whatever terms France was forced to make to bring about ces aVIV0LhostiliUes oh tne Drench battlefields the war will go on t The French army in the near east and Africa it was noted and the Prench fleet are intact and in position to carry on the struggle As for Britain herself the watch word was no surrender An authoritative statement said The British empire will carry on the fight for democracy Newspaper editorials lauded the French for their brave stand to the last and urged Britons to de vole the last ounce of their en ergy and efforts to prepare to repel an invasion of the British Our great immortal ally France said the Evening Stand ard has suffered a sequence of hammering blows which has brok en all but her soul Her brave sons stood astride the road as long as the frame of the human body could s and the test Our task is now clear and transform this country into a single fortress It was disclosed now that a French surrender had been ex pected that French military lead ers had decided long agothat the German blitzkrieg could not be stopped unless the United States and Britain gave aid on a scale which proved impossible It was disclosed ihat there had oeen an agreement between Brit ain and France that if French re sistance on the continent became impossible the French would car ry on with its air force and its navy and the resources of the as a government Tight Union in Americas Under Way WASHINGTON Roosevelt moved Monday to unite the 22 nations of the western hemisphere including Canada in a tight economic union to present a solid front against the economic upheavals in the rest of the world Details of the move were not disclosed but the white house revealed that Secretary of State Cordell Hull Secretary of Agri culture Henry A Wallace Sec retary of Treasury Henry Mor genthau Jr and Secretary of Commerce Harry Hopkins are working at top speed on the plan The discouse was the first white house reaction to the news that France was suing for peace with Germany It was learned authoritatively although the white house not comment that the plan en visages an economic collabora tion among the 21 American re publics and perhaps Canada which would enable the major crops and surpluses of the west ern hemisphere to be sold and dis posed of through me dium The agreement if approved Jt was learned might even take the form of a frantic cartel which the 21 American republics and Canada would operate jointly to wield a maximum economic effect upon world economy Commodities to be affected by the plan appeared to be such im portant items as wheat copper cotton meats coffee andother commodities around which the Americas are building up great surpluses but which the war dev astated economy of Europe shortly will be in urgent need of obtaining Organization of such a carte it appeared would place the west ern hemisphere on the offensive m a world economy where tota litarian states appear to be gain ing the upper hand and to be moving into a position where they can dictate the terms on which world trade be conducted Pedaling Printer on Way From Florida to Race in Minnesota ST PETER Minn cis C Flint the pedaling printer of St Peter was somewhere be tween Florida and Minnesota Monday rolling homeward on his bicycle Flint said upon leaving Pensa cola Florida last week I hope to be in Minnesota just in time to enter the sixday bike Found in Iowa House Some Is in Old Gold Coins COUNCIL BLUFFS Beno Kobert and expect much from the estate of their aunt Miss Bertha Leibold who named them principal heirs But Mr and Mrs Adolph Beno cleaning up the modest little home m which Miss Leibold had lived lountj 560000 in 3 dusty metal kettle About was in KCCCS daled from I860 to 100 the remainder in currency mu described as thrifty spent her life as house keeper for her three unmarried brothers all Council Bluffs rail road men now deceased She had lived in the house for more than 60 years and the money was believed to have been saved from her brothers earnings The Weather FORECAST IOWA Local showers or thunderstorms Monday after noon or Monday night with slightly cooler northwest partly clondy Tuesday slightly cooler east and south MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday pre ceded by local thundershowers south Monday afternoon cool er Monday nlrtt except ex treme northwest cooler Tues day extreme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday J7 Minimum Sunday night fil At S a m Monday 77 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum GONE GERMANS PUSH FORWARD Petain Contacts Nazis Through Spain for Sorrowful Proposal BULLETIN BORDEAUX French military spokesman said Mon day night that there no longer was any continuous French front and indicated that the mighty German thrusts had driven gaps between four French armies He said the the French had lost great Quan tities of artillery and other equipment Up to late afternoon there bad been no response to Frances request for anarmis tice BORDEAUX bad ly beaten and near the end of he rich resources asked Adolf Hitlc for peace Monday Saddened 84 year old Marsha HenriPetain hero ofthe battle of Verdun in the World war brok the news to his countrymen in a broadcast It is necessary fo try to end the fighting he said Paris the beloved capital had fa Hen The great industrial cities of the north were in the hand of the nan invaders The swastika Hew over Versailles and the Eiffel tower k The Maginot line Frances half billion dollar hope of security was gone and the German army over 2000000 strong with armored cars and tanks and airplanes was sweeping southward bent on complete victory Petain whose defense of Verdun 24 years ago gave France her watchword They shall not passl lad taken over the government from Paul Reynaud Sunday night after a day of cabinet discussions on what help the United States might offer There was no immediate word of a direct response to Petains offer but the German high com mand announced Adolf Hitler was fo see Premier Benito Mussolini his Italian ally Other German sources said there could be no armistice but only i complete Fighting was still going on the French high command said in its morning communique in the region of Laigle and Cha teaudun as well as on the line of the Loire and south of Aval Ion The time to which the communique referred was not The naxis also were re ported to have crossed the Saone river advancing in the direction of Doubs close to the Swiss border Meanwhile the French cabinet xvas reported still meeting to await developments The aged marshalpremier said that France had entered into con tact with Germany through the intermediation of Spain The premier made his radio ad dress at p m a m C S T after a series of dramatic conferences during which the military reverses and the future were discussed 93 64 SS G8 79 65 announcement of peace overtures was no surprise since the formation of his government generally was accepted as a pre lude to a request for an armis tice He succeeded Paul Reynaud Sunday night as head of France after Reynauds cabinet had spent a day in long discussions bearing largely on the United States offer of help for the allies Authorized Berlin sources said lhat no separate armistice with France is imaginable except in erms of complete capitulation These sources described France as Englands sword which must be wrenched fron Englands BULLETIN BERLIN Hitler and Benito Mussolini will meet probably Tuesday to decide the fate of prostrate r ranee somewhere in the west Previously it was reported the conference probablv would be at Munich Somewhere in the west indicated Versailles scene of the signing of the World war treaty Wherever they meet the axis powers will dictate their terms to the republicwhich lay crushed Monday night un der the German military machine i Mussolini was speeding northward from Rome Monday night to an unannounced destination for what promised to be a historymaking conference By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS French troops still fought fiercely Monday hours after PremierMarshal Petain broadcast an an nouncement that he had asked Germany for an ninth nation to succumb to Hitlers conquering armies in two years resistance was reported in a battle on the plain behind Pontarlier near the Swiss Large numbers of Gev inan motorized troops roaring south to join the Italian armies and com plete the encirclement of tiny Switzerland found their path blocked by hardfighting French in fantry In a voice shaken with emotion Premier Petain 84 year old World war Hero of Verdun and the man who gave France her watchword They shall not pass heralded French capitulation with the declaration It is necessary to try to end fighting Britain announced stie Mould carry on the fight despite the luss of her ally There was some doubt whether Frmre would be granted a scpa MARSHAL PETAIX for peace METZ CAPTURED BY GERMANS Nazi Declares Hot Pursuit of French Army to Continue BERLIN armies vere officially reported Monday night to have captured the great rench fortress o Metz The surrender of Melr was an ipunced over the German radio Her a military commentator said hat the French order to cease iring should not mean the con Ipsion of an armistice7 The next few days will clarify ic situation he said but a hot ursuit of the French army will ontinue Metz which Germany surrcn ered to France in the Versailles ettlement was made into a strong oint in the Maginot line Berlin insisted that no quarter ould be given while Petains lea was being considered and re erred as a parallel to November 918 when fighting went on up oil n m of the llth after the tcrman armistice request had ecn made and granted Will Fight Until Decision Reached BERLIN sources said that the German offensive into France continued on all fronts and that there had been no armistice yet The fighting obviously must continue unlit Hitler has time o discuss the conditions with Mussolini it was stated Nn harm will come to French units that capitulate at once rate under terms ot unconditional and Hitler prepared to meet with Pre mier Mussolini to discuss the de velopment Germany it was said would not permit France to reorganize her broken armies under an armis tice with Germany to as sault Italy on her south ern frontiers Petain announced Frances readiness to lay down her arms in a broadcast from Bordeaux I made contact with the ad versary Sunday night asking him as soldier to soldier to seek uith me the means to stop the fight he said Even without knowledge of whether the powerful French fleet second biggest in Europe would be involved in the pro ected French surrender Britain voiced a grim determination to light on to the end England was told by Sir vile Henderson Ihe Bril ;