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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1940, Mason City, Iowa t OCPT or DCS tfOiMCS NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME YOU XLVI THI NIWSPAPU THAT MAKB AU NOftTH IOWAMS NflGHMU HOME EDITION MASON CITY THI I NAZIS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 19 1940 THIS COMKTS Oywo MOTIONS NO 219 MORE OF FRANCE B Tl so af to ch Tj Ir V c thl mi we COf ass Thj for Sui 12000 VOICES ROAR TRIBUTE T01940 CHOICE Honors to Charlotte Anne FOM Highlight Gala Musical Event PICTURES ON PAGES 13 20 Miss Charlotte Anne Foss 15 year old Belmond benuty was crowned queen of the 1940 North Iowa band festival Tuesday night as 12000 voices roared approval of the selection and acclaimed tile new musical monarch The spectacle was the highlight cf thegrand finale in Roosevelt baseball park closing the fifth and of the annual festivals It ended a day filled with activity for the nearly 2500 high school musicians inwhose honor the fes tival was planned Miss Belmond was chosen from the 46 representatives of 44 North Iowa and two south ern Minnesota communities each of them a queen and so close was the decision by the 11 judges that the points bad to be rechecked before the auditors assumed the responsibility of making the announcement Fiftytwo bands 104 twirlers thequeen and her 43 attendants provided anvunfprgettable sp f I erected arid formed ahuge semi circle from one end of the baseball bleachers to the other The Chamber of Commerce sponsor of the festival hadcor rectly forecast the crowd how ever and the evening spectacle was moved from the stadium its locale of former years into the nevvptnd larger baseball park The combined Hampton Bel mond and Britt bands directed by F O Griffen and his two sons Forest and Duxwood respectively opened the evening program with a concert from the stage platform They were followed by an ex hibition of twirling by 104 rep resentatives of the 52 bands led on the field by twirlers from Kiester and St Paul Minnesota champions The exhibition was in charge of J J Fitzgerald bandmaster of the Monroe jun ior high school of Mason City Music was furnished by the combined Eagle Grove and Clarion bands One of the impressive moments ot the evening was the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by the huge throng as davlight gave way to dusk and a big silvery moon rose directly in front of the stage The processional entry of the queens followed with the 104 twirlers leading the way around the field to the stage The marching bandof the erly high school directed by Bob Bagley gavean exhibition of the precision which won regional hon ors for them ar the St Paul con tests Simultaneously c E Blanchard and Carl Merkei were tgbulating the results of the voting for queen At the close of the demonstra tion the two auditors presented engraved compacts to the 46 can didates for queen As J H Hamilton the master ot ceremonies announced that the qtietn would be named by Mr h UCl1aMd a amost breathless hush fell upon the crowd The queen of the IMfl North Iowa band festival is Charlotte Anne Bel mond announced Blanch ard As he spokethe final word the throng burst into cheers and loud applause while the queen was led to her throne robed and seated with an armful of roses brought by a page inpurple raiment A gold wris watch was presented by Mr Hamilton She was crowned by W T Nichols chairman of the general Committee of the festival geneMI Its a wonderful feeling Im very happy to be here and vew to be Miss North Iowa iaid Miss Foss speaking into the Qudspeaker microphone which arried her words to the crowd Second only to the applause ihl that accorded the ueen of Band Festival majors acting in perfect unison Tops in their field the band save its usual perfect exhibition marching in intricate and close formations Three numbers were placed by the massed bands of nearly 2 500 musicians under the direction of Carleton L Stewart Mason City tach band was directed by its own leader who took his beat from the bandmaster Another impressive scene fol lowed New Lights during which the floodlightswerc turned out and each spectator held aloft a tiny flame from match or lighter covering the field with firefly blanket The exit of the queen and her court was followed by the singing of God Bless America and America with W Earl Hall as eader Queen Is Tall Willowy Blond Miss Charlotte Anne Foss of Belmond the queen of the 1940 North Iowa band festival is a tall willowy blond poised and mature far beyond her actual 15 years Her fair chiseled features soften readily in a smile and her hazel eyes twinkle an accompaniment I dont know or any she ad mitted when asked about her beauty secrets She was born Sept H 1924 and has always lived m Belmond where her father is a tailor The family in addition to her parents includes two brothers 14 and 12 years old She does not yet have any def inite plans tor the future having two years of high school still be fore her She hopes to go to col lese however and said she en joyed dramatics and journalism I Was certainly surprised was her reaction to the announcement1 mat she had been chosen queen The other so very nice and I had a grand time with them7 Her music is limited to singin with high school groups now ihe saia but she was a clarinetist with the Belmond band which attended the 1937 band festival Britain Is Studying Possibilityerf Buying Tanks From Russia LONDON tP The British government is studying the pos sibility of negotiating with soviet Russia for purchase of tanks gum airplanes and other war weapons Richard A Butler permanent un dersecretary for foreign affairs tola the house of commons Wed ncsdny Contacts BORDEAUX France French plenipotentiaries resentativcs and Hitlers terms f probably Thursday morning was stated Wednesday The plenipotentiaries said by WARNED NOTTO CHANGE LANDS IN NEW WORLD U S TelU Dictators Monroe Doctrine Will Be Strictly Enforced WASHINGTON The Unit ed States has served notice on the German and Italian governments that it will enforce theMonroe doctrine by refusing to recognize any change in the sovereignty oC the French and Dutch possessions in this hemisphere The state department disclosed Wednesday that the notifications were handed to the two govern ments on Monday by the American envoys to Berlin and Rome The move came shortly after France had sued Germany for peace rais ing the possibility that French islands in the new world might be made forfeit in the drafting of a peace The Netherlands already has been overpowered by Ger many The warning carried out legis lation now awaiting President Roosevelts signature That meas ure writes into law the Monroe doctrine policy of United States resistance to any change in the status quo of foreign lands or islands in the western hemisphere involving noilAmerican powers oesman said that copies of the identical were given to representa tives the French Dutch and British governments F R Backs Huge Navy Proposal Chairman Vinson DGa said Wednesday that the 54000000 000 naval expansion bill recommended by the house naval committee Tuesday has President Roose velt s approval The question of compulsory na tional service for American youth being studied by President srmnro may be put Kiua5 camearai windows squarely up to congress where a France was passed tn miXPn m mixed reception was indicated Wednesday The chief executive discussed universal training during his press conference Tuesday saying that he might communicate with con gress on the subject within the next three or six weeks An administration lieutenant Senator Byrnes DS fol lowed up with the statement that lie understood the war department already had worked out plans for such a program As argument developed over this defense issue other aspects of the preparedness program bid for attention on capitol hill 1 Informed sources predicted a substantial additional request for funds for the army 2 A senate committee took steps to provide money to start the Ford Motor company on the mass production of airplane en gines on government order 3 Legislation to empower the president to send Red Cross rench plenipotentiaries are m scheduled to contact German rep was temporarily blocked e ena receive Adolf tor Holt DW who ac administration stir The Weather FORECAST IOVM Fair Wednesday nfeht and Thursday slightly cooler southcentral and extreme east Wednesday nifht somewhat warmer Thursday MINNESOTA lair Wednes day night and Thursday not so cool northwest and westcentral portions Wednesday niyht sotnewhat warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis Maximum Tuesday 94 Minimum Tuesday nishl 53 At 8 a m Wednesday traCC Maximum Minimum Rain sphere to any nonAmerican pow ring up hatred and said the ships might provide an incident which would send the country to war The house passed the senate the German wireless to include resolution which puts Henri Berer former ambassador as on to Washington already have started but it has not been dis closed where they will cross the German lines in order to carry out their mission it was said of ficially The reference to the German lines indicated that the meeting would be in Germanoccupied territory possibly in northern France or at Paris Premier Marshal Henri Petain and the council of ministers met again with President Albert Le Brun during the afternoon whether Adolf Hitler would take part in the armistice negotiations was notknown DIES OMAHA A Glackc ILandon Attacks FR Acts Statements on Foreign Affairs PHILADELPHIA Gov AU M Landon the 1936 re publican presidential nominee declared Wednesday that the United States cannot keep out of war if President Roosevelt con tinues to say and do every damn thing he pleases It looks like Mr Roosevelt has to have an idea a day to keep Hit ler away London said a hospital here Tuesday after a weeks illness He formerly was superintendent of schools at Vi lisca and later was in the insur ance business there inauu iu i porters in discussing Mr Roose velt s suggestion that it may be necessary o introduce universal government service for American youth Nazi Armies Continue to Rush Forward BERLIN nazi ma diplomatic and the ever more swift ly Wednesday to bring about the speedy capitulation of France While authorized German sources said half of France is now in nazi hands and Hitlers troops are still advancing word came from Bordeaux that the French government has been appraised that Hitler and Mussolini are ready to receive French represen tatives for the presentation of the armistice terms The Germans so notified the government of Premier Marshal Henri Phillipc Petain through Spanish diplomatic channels The great transatlantic ship ping port of Cherbourg France the important railroad center of Kennes Brittany and the manu facturing town of Nancy have all fallen before the still advancing German armies the high com mand announced The army of France scattered over a broken and irregular front from the lower English channel to the Swiss border was fighting with the traditional stubbornness of the poilu but the high command said the French are dissolving more and more TheFrench were fighting on orders of Premier Marshal Henri PhUlipe Pelain oa whose aged shouldetsresUSi be tween peace oh terms fixed by the BerlinRome axis partners or a continuation of the losing battle There were fio details in the communique on the capture of Cherbourg which lies across the channel just south of Plymouth and Southampton England and west of Le Havre which is al ready in German hands Rennes which the Germans have also taken is a junction for trains running from Brest and St Nazaire Atlantic ship ping ports and Paris Lemons famous for the earliest glass cathedral windows the south tlie communique said and added that the Loire again was crossed at many points be tween Orleans and Movers in north central France The nazi army the communique said was pushing forward from Burgundy south toward Lyon an other highly important manufac turing center in the Rhone valley West of Mulhouse armored and motorized divisions coming from Belfort were about to unite with troops which attacked across the upper Rhine and deeply advanced by way of Munstcr into the Vos ges mountains the communique said H also disclosed that the British air force again had raided north ern and western Germany and said that 18 civilians had died in the bombings At the same time it slated German airmen raided the Thames estuary setting fire to big oil tank centers and bombardin airfields IOWA DEMOS TO GATHER JULY 31 Convention Expected to Be Little More i han Huge Party Rally DES MOINES Iowa democratic state convention will be held Wednesday July 31 in the Shrine auditorium here demo cratic state headquarters an nounced Wednesday The partys state judicial ses sion will be held Aug 8 in the Hotel Fort Des Moincs here the announcement said County repre sentation to both sessions will be on the basis of one to each300 votes cast for President Roose velt in 1936 or 2070 delegates in Party leaders expect that the July 31 session will be little more than a huge party rally That convention was left without my serious work to do by the de cisiveness of lie June 3 primary results All primary polled more than the 35 per cent mini jnum ncecA4ary to avoid conven tion nomination Hint Bondage to Be Provided With Axis Peace Terms German armies plunged deeper into stricken France Wednesday and the high command reported they had seized Uierlourg Nancy Luneville fortress Toul Strasbourg and reached the big French manufacturing city of Lyon on the Rhone river Lyon is about halfway between Paris and Marseille the Mediterranean port CLAIM FRANCE TO LOSE GOLD Rome Paper Declares Fallen Nation Must Aid Blockading English BULLETIN HOME fli Via The Rome radio in a broadcast Wednesday night said it was learned that Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini had ordered their armies to positions along a united strategic line from the Atlantic to the Mediterran ean for a final attack on Trance should she reject their peace conditions ROME h e newspaper Popolo Di Roma said Wednesday that Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler had demanded that France surrender allher go5dp foreign credits andrawwar materialsand join in a blockade of Great Brit ain as the price for peace The newspapers dispatch was ctatelmed Munich where Musso lini and Hitler Tuesday evening drew vip their terms for the peace that France had begged A repartition of Ffencli terri tory between the Italian and Ger man armies was included in the terms the dispatch said It listed other terms as follows 1 France to hand over to the axis powers all its gold and for eign credits 2 France to surrender all gold credits it held for states which had declared war on Britain Poland Norway Den mark Holland and Belgium 3 France to surrender all raw materials or materials useful to the war industries such as oil copper and manganese 4 France to guarantee that normal industrial activity will be resumed and all evacuated work ers will be returned to industrial districts 5 All French industrial eco nomic commercial and financial means to be used in the continen tal blockade against Britain Italy was preparing for her first real taste of war after the France Newspa capitulation of pors indicated that Italy would undertake virtually all the fight ing against Britain in Africa while at the same time using her navy to blockade the British Isles The Italian navy cant get out of the Mediterranean while the British hold Gibraltar Russians Open Fire on Rioting Crowd in Riga 30 Are Killed TALLINN Esthonia ports from Riga Latvia said Wednesday that more than 30 per sons were killed when Russian officers ordered police to fire on a rioting crowd protesting Russian occupation of the Latvian capital The rioting followed the march of Russian troops through the capi tals streets Civilians formed a parade and stoned shop windows and the central police station where Russian officers ordered Latvian police to open fire BULLETINS LONDON Duff Cooptr Britains minister of in formation assured the people of British Empire Wednesday that the United States was be hind them in their battle against Germany WASHINGTON au Ihorilalivc source said Wednes day that the U S army intelli gence division has received and is checking an unconfirmed re port that the French govern ment is being removed to Tu nisia in North Africa While France and the world waited for terms of peace dictated by the axis power and the United States govern ment served a new hands off notice to Italy and Ger many r e g a r d i n g Anglo French possessions in the western hemisphere Hitlers legions fast approached a function with the Italian armies in southern France The stale department In Washington announced that Berlin and Rome have both been notified that the Monroe e r i e a for the be enforced asiinst any attempt to trans fer possession from one non American power to another British bombers raided north west Germany and the Rhineland striking at Germanys vital oil supply centers railway yards and rail communications At Bremen German shipping portHhe RAFidropped250 bombs in 10 minutes causing heavy plosions among oil tanks Nu merous fires were sighted Salvoes of bombs were also dropped on Hamburg in a series of raids from midnight to dawn while other British planes made targets of Frankfort Essen Cas trop Sterkrade and Hanover A picture of France in bondage of her gold factories and raw materials with German Italian armies camped on her soil given Wednesday in uncon firmed reports of the axis peace terms diclated by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini Authorized naxis in Berlin emphasized that the German Italian price for an armistice are not open to negotiation They must be accepted or rejected as Ihey stand The official Italian news agency said Hitlen demanded capitulation pure and meaning unconditional surrender While the details remained secret Bordeaux reported that French and German ne gotiators would meet at Ma drid at the residence of Gen eralissimo Francisco Franco of Spain The French radio said Ger many notified France Wed nesday that she would dis close her peace terms only to a s p e c i a 1 plenipotentiary President Albert Lebrun im mediately appointed anenvoy to meet the axis negotiators Fascists in Rome warned that French rejection ot the Munich terms would unleash a swift fi nal assault by the combined Ger manItalian ncaring junction near the south Swiss crush France to the ground Waves of German bombers meanwhile roared over England durinr the nieht killing 12 civ ilians and uoundinr 13 in wide spread Hit lers brimstone curtainraiser reply to the battle for Britain proclaimed Tuesday by Prime Minister Churchill The British expeditionary force has now been withdrawn from France London reported and will devote itself to tine one task of home defense About 1250000 soldiers arc iindcr arms to guard against the imminentlyexpected nazi invasion Reports from Berlin said Ger man troops driving past Frances great transAtlantic port of Cher bourg had reached within 31 miles of Brest Other naxi columns the reports said captured Nancy rich French manufacturing city and former capital of Lorraine province which lies south of Afclx and thrust a spearhead toward Lyon l Tiic latter is almostdirectly oppo ;