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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1940, Mason City, Iowa li u ynlir NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THI NEWSFAKR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEICJHMKS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 21 1940 iBiS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS ITX j FRANCE MUST RIGHT WRONG W W9 4 t rawer Demands French Assurances in War Against Britain Resumption of Battle Is Also Required niUMT IIA If PA M BANDIT MAKES ESCAPE AFTER 60 MILE CHASE One Report Indicates Gunman Used Car With Cerro Gordo Licenses By DAVID B KAUFMAN GlobeGazette State Editor ROCK elusive bandit vho robbed the Farm ers Savings bank at Rock Falls of an estimated in cash late Friday morning had apparently escaped a drag net of North Iowa law en forcement officers Friday aft ernoon after being followed for more than 70 miles by two Rock Falls men The bandit was believed seen after he had evaded his pursuers as Floyd County Engineer Max Hickaphier reported that he saw acar answsrinjr the description of the bandit auto drive on to the highway seven miles west of Charles City late Friday morning going at a high rate of speed and stop wjtbout sfewrr Hickaphier said the car con tinued at its terrific rate of speed and that he saw it had a 17 cense plate on it He followed it for three miles eastward and the carthen turned northward still traveling at a fast rate John Wilkinson son of the Rock Falls bank cashier B V Wilkin son together with Lloyd Hansen also Rock Falls chased the gunmans car for more than 70 miles uver a circuitous route along country roads and lanes The two men who followed the lone bandit after he held up the bank lost sight of their quarry when they were forced to give up the chase because of car trouble west of Charles City The gunman who was de scribed as medium size and about 50 years of age entered the bank at oclock Friday morning Wilkinson son of R V Wilkin son bank cashier was at the counter sorting the morning mail Mrs Erna Kramer bookkeeper was at the desk Give me the money in the cash drawer demanded the bandit of Wilkinson upon pull ins otit a revolver Wilkinson whirled ami looked at Mrs Kramer Give him the money she said theres nothing else to do The currency all bills of de nominations of Sit and S3 was riven to the bandit and he ran out the bank Wilkinson looked out of the window at the west of the bank where the car was parked in an effort to see the license plates They were spattered with mud The bandit escaped in a Chevrolet se dan John Wilkinson and Hansen fol lowed the banditin a car out of Rock Falls Meantime Mrs Kramer notified Sheriff Tim Phalen of Mason City and county officers arrived at Rock Falls a few minutes Inter Thebandit wore a bright blue cap dark glasses and a brown tan coat The cashier of the bank was in Mason City at the time the robbery DIES IN OMAHA OMAHA Katie Jen sen 66 who came here two months ago from Audubon Iowa died Friday at Immanuel hospital Dr R A Smith said he found symp toms of poisoning before she died but she denied taking poison Her husband said she had been ill six DAUGHTER TO FATHER NEW YORK Tal ley abided by a court order Fri day and returned her six year old daughter Susan to the childs father Adolph Eckstrom for the three months summer vacation period Rock Falls Bank Is Robbed of Purpos LEADERS WILL PONDER TERMS KNOX ACCEPTS SECRETARYSHIP Declares National Defense Not Partisan Urges United Support CHICAGO IP Col Frank Knox whose acceptance of the navy secretaryship in the Roose velt cabinet prompted his expul sion from the republican party said Friday thepresident had asked him to manage the navy on a nonpolitical basis andon that basis I have accepted The 1936 republican vice presi dential nominees statement said in part National is not a par tisan question It should have the united support of the people re gardless of party Congress in the past few weeks has acted with substantial unanimity of every na tional defense proposal 2 Liners Reach NY With Loads of Refugees NEW YORK home after a brush with a submarine the United States liner Washington JOHN WILKINSON Bandit docked Friday with 1786 pass engers most of them American citizens who fled the European war zone The CunardWhite Star liner Britannic armed and painted buff and black arrived from Europe Friday with 768 passengers in including almost 400 refugees from central Europe and more than 100 British children Lost Coll for Census The books for the 1940 census of Mason City are about to be closed Are you sure you and your family have been count ed If not be sure to fill out the blank below and send im mediately to the census office in the MasonCitv oostoffice ouiKling Have You Been N THE CENSUS ENUMERATION OF MASON CITY IF SO PLEASE REPORT YOUR NAME ADDRESS Number in Family or turn in o he census office in the Mason Citv postoffice or Phone No 1276 FRENCH DRIVE BACK GERMANS Reinforced East of Lyon by Many Units From Maginot Line AT THE F R E N C HSWISS FRONTIER reor ganized army of the Jura and the Alps reinforced by many units which had retreated from Die Maginot line Friday was reported riot only to have held German mo torized units south and east of Lyon but to have driven back ad vanced nazi colums northwest of Grenoble with heavy losses 55 BOMBERS GO TO NOVA SCOTIA Marks Largest Mass Flight of Plan lo Sell Britain Supplies MITCHEL FIELD N Y Fiftyfive army bombing planes government traded in by the and sold to Great Britain left Fri day for Halifax Nova Scotia It Cerfe was the largest mass flight thus far in the plan to send to Britaii all available planes not in immedi ate use 2 French Warships Seized BERLIN newspaper Der Angriff reported Friday that the Germans in their conquest of Brest seized two 35000 ton French battleships the Clemen ccau and the Richelieu Frances newest battleships under con struction there Little Change Reported in Military Situation Italy Not Attacking BORDEAUX gotiators were expected to returi to Bordeaux Friday with Ger manys preliminary terms for an armistice Then the cabinet was expected to meet and decide whether the rovernment should remain here or move to another spot It was thought possible that the Germans would designate some here one word censored region where the government could re main undisturbed pending an elab oration of permanent terms Germans on the other hand were optimistic that negotiations would be concluded in Compiegne Forest Friday with the French plenipotentiaries The French delegation headed by Gen Charles Huntziger and am to Poland arid Rear Ad miral Leluc first contacted the Germans Thursday French said Little or no chanee was re ported in the military situation since Thursday when Adolf Hit lers forces pushed further southward in west and central France and took over points Swiss frontier in the east There still were no reports any land attack on France by Ital ians but a communUjue of the na tional defense ministry asserted that several Italiansubmarines had been sunk by French warships and airplanes in the Mediterranean sea In Rome the Italian govern ment said France had asked a sep arate armistice and had been told to name envoys to hear Premier Mussolfnis terms already agreed upon with Hitler About 50 members of the French parliament met in Bordeaux Thursday and decided to support fully whatever action is taken by the government Former Premier Pierre Laval in a speech to the deputies de clared there was no sense in try injt to leave France It is not by leaving Hie coun try that one can save it he said In Cairo reliable sources said the French forces and fleet in the eastern Mediterranean are re solved to carry on the war what ever the outcome of the French German negotiations The French definitely have re jected an offer from Britain to fuse France and England into an AngloFrench empire with a sin Hitler at Highest Point of I Career at Historic Meeting gle government declaring that it move and must too late for such that the inevitable faced Premier Marshal Henri Phillippt Petain expressed the French view thus French people do not deny defeat when it stares them in the face We will learn our lesson from the lost battle Reports from Iat gest French the German occupation there had been effected in a calm atmosphere the French authorities instructing shopkeep ers to accept payment for goods ing with the Italian army WOULD BAR COMMUNISTS DES MOINES C Mann of Council Bluffs said here that the American fraternal union ot which he is president and foun der was circulating petitions to bar the communist party from Ihc ballot in Iowa 1 2 3 Germany must assurances that would prevent fhe resumption of battle France must give Germany all assurances for waging the reiehi war against Great Britain Prerequisites must be established for a new peace which will provide restitution to Germany for the wrongs done Germany by force Meets Frengh Envoys in Railroad Car Where 1 8 Armistice Was Made By LOUIS P LOCHNER COMPIEGNE FOREST France Adolf Hitler readied the highest point his meteoric ca reer Friday in historic Compiegne forest when he personally re ceived the French envoys and handed them armistice terms which proclaimed the defeat of France The fuehrer chose for the meet ing the railway car in which Marshal Foch handed the Ger mans the 1918 armistice terms m C S T Hitler fUnked by htf highest military chieftains and civil officials faced the four man French delegation The ceremony of presenting the terms lasted only 10 minutes Colonel General Wilhelm Keitel chief of the Garman high com mand read the preamble outlin ing in broad strokes the purposes of the peace Hitler and his axis partner Premier Mussolini pro pose to impose These envisaged 1 Cessation of the war in France 2 Guarantees By France to Ger many necessary for continuation of the war against Great Britain 3 A new European peace to follow in which wrong done to Germany by force would be righted The peace terms Hitler said through Keitel were not humiliat ing for France When the preamble had been read Hitler stepped down from the historic railway car saluting stif fly The fuehrers historic visit to Compiegne was conducted with military precision He arrived at p m with his top military leaders as well as Rudolf itess his deputy for party affairs and Foreign Minister von Ribbcntrop The fuehrer surveyed with interest the railway car which had been moved out of the spe cial buildinj where the French had enshrined it at the exact spot where it stood when Foch dictated he 191B armistice terms Inside Hitler occupied the same seat that had been occupied by As he looked out Die railway car window he could sec a nearby marble bust of Foch When Hitler left the car a band played Deutschland Uber Alles Above and the nazi party hymn the Horst Wos sel song The French representa tives were left behind to consider the terms handed them The French officers had been provided a tent for quarters outside the railway car Telephone facilities were installed lo permit them to call their government French tand German represen tatives were seated around a table maG cral of Aviation Jean Marie Jo seph Bergerct German Hess and Kcite The French listened silently while Keitel read Then they filed out to their tent to telephone their government Hitler reviewed an honor guard outside the car while he band thumped out German anthems then left Coinpiegne as swiftly as ile had arrived When tlie French delegates entered the old car Hitler and his staff rose to greet them in contrast German officials asserted to the manner in which the German delegates were greeted in 1918 Then it was declared the victorious French did not rise Hitler and his staff gave the nazi salute and the fuehrer asked Keitel to read the preamble The general immediately began MEETING HELD DINER AT COMPIEGNE Hitler Offers Terms in Person Flanked by Leaders of Reich BERLIN HP Adolf Hitler personallymet emis saries of France in the Com piegne railroad car where an end was written to the World war and Friday handed them the terms upon which he will grant them an armistice After h a n d i n to the French delegates the armis tice terms Hitler then left the railroad car to the martial strains of Deutschland Uber Alles A preamble to the armis read to the neral immediately began icau iu me Beside the officials present the by Col Gen Wilhelm iiv German chief of staff me only others to witness the cere vicnuai mony were German and foreign declared that newspapermen arid officials thefpreigrjoffice and the propa ganda ministry BULLETINS BORDEAUX a r s h a 1 Henri Philippe Petain was re ported late Friday to have re ceived by telephone the terms upon which Germany will grant France an armistice It was be lieved here that Ffance would not make a reply to the German terms until after a meeting of the council of ministers which prob ably will be held Friday night BERLIN official DNB news agency reported from Compiegne Friday that the French armistice emissaries re turned to the railroad coach and resumed negotiations with Col Gen Wilhelm Keitel at p m DNB reported that the French delegates previously had retired lo their tent at p m to discuss the terms ROME Rome radio said Friday night that if France agrees to the German armistice terms Italy will cooperate with Germany in a military occupation of France The radio indicated that military occupation is one of the German armistice prerequi sites LONDON of Canadian soldiers and airmen have landed at a west coast port wltli almost complete equipment it was announced Friday SAFE IN MEXICO CITY DES MOINES Thirteen year old Billy Lara the runaway problem child of Des Momes police for six months is safelv home in Mexico City The Weather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Friday nijrht and Saturday except fair Sat urday in extreme west portion showers or thunderstorms in central and east portions Friday niifht and in extreme east Sat urday warmer in central and cast portions Friday night cool er Saturday in extreme west portion MINNESOTA Showers and thunderstorms Friday niichi and Saturday in east portioln and Friday afternoon or Friday night in west portion becoming fair Saturday not so cool in east and extreme south portions Fri day night cooler in south por tion Saturday IN MASON CITY Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday night 47 At 8 m Friday jg 07 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain 08 have assurances that would pre vent the resumption of bat tle ranee must give Germany all assurances for waifing the reichs war agrainst Great Britain must be established for a new peace which will provide restitu tion to Germany for the wrongs done Germany by force TCeilel declared that Ger many did not intend to lend to the armistice conditions or the negotiations for cessation of hostilities the character of abuse against a brave enemy The armistice terms were pre sented to the French delegates headed by Gen Charles Hutziger an Alsatianborn Germanspeak ing officer at p m a m The ceremony was said by nisi spokesmen tn have ex punged the parallel mecfinif in Vovember 1918 when German delegates meeting iI a r s h a 1 Foch in the same dining 3Vo 2419D ot the Wagon on the identical spot came to France with the identical request which France made of Germany There was no immediate offi cial interpretation of the armis tice preambles terms but the DNB agency declared that Todays action in Compiegne Forest has eradicated the past in justice done to the honor ofGer man weapons The solemnity of our action toward an enemy who has been honorably defeated stands in contrast to the eternal hatesowing monuments on this scene where once Gallic vileness abused the unconquerecl German army The preamble to the armistice terms was read to the French dele gates by Keitel who said he spoke at the order of the fuehrer and supreme commander of the Ger man armed forces Keitel harked back immediate ly to that day nearly 22 years when Germany laid down her arms This action he said was in confidence of assurances made by the American President Wil son and confirmed by the allied powers The war Keitel said was thereby concluded an action which was not wanted by the Ger man people and government and in which the enemy was not suc cessful win decisively vanquishing the German army navy or air force At the moment of the arrival of the German armistice com mission here began the breach Jf x solemnly given promise November 11 1318 begart in ;