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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND FULt LEASED WIRE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CrTYLIOWASATURDAY MAY 11 lfl4fi MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP I1 WO SECTIONS SECTION ONE ONE SU loO GERMAN TROOPS MAKE ADVANCES AS AIRMEN ATTACK AMSTERDAM Royal AirForce Planes Bomb Nazi Soldiers Along Rhine DCDIIU PIAIUC JWitftt Where Nazis Blitzkrieg Smashed West BERLIN CLAIMS SUCCESSES IN RAFScores JAPAN TO INSIST Direct Hits ON STATUS QUO NEW BLITZKRIEG in Germany IN DUTCH INDIES 1 Hitler Asserts More i nvnnvr m u i o Hitler Asserts More Than 300 Planes of Enemy Are Destroyed By LYNN HEINZERLING BERLIN suc I cesses were reported Saturday by I the German high command on I land and sea and in the air as I Adolph Hitlers personally di 1 reeled warriors relentlessly j pressed their total warfare against the allies on a front extending from the Arctic to midEurope A high command communique from Hitlers headquarters at the front reported successes 1 The destruction of between 300 and 400 enemy airplanes on the round and the shooting down of 23 more in air fights durinr operations in France Holland and Belgium 2 The repulse ot enemy bor troops in theNetherlands Belgium by the German f weston with the iaidof ue stMcia u enemy destroyer one enemy subma rine and two merchantships 1 Bomb hits on one British battleship and a cruiser off Narvik Norway where the sit uation is unchanged with the German grarrisou still besiesrcd by the allies In the air the Germans ac knowledged the loss of eleven ol their own planes and said 15 oth ers were missing Mass air attacks were carried out Friday on air bases in Bel gium France and Holland Seventytwo airports were raided the report said aud nu merous airport buildings and hangars were destroyed A charjre that the allies had killed two civilians daring air raids on the Ruhr was made in the communique which added that several civilians were in jured and slight material dam age caused In operations in the far north where the Norwegian campaign continues around the oreshipping port of Narvik authorized Ger mans reported German bombers Friday scored heavy hits on a British battleship These sources asserted nazi warplanes also seriously damaged one or more cruisers along the Norwegian coast and destroyed an allied British or Frjnch could not be deter mined it was the English channel Adolf Hitler poured more le gions against the resisting al lies Saturday on a 300mile front from the hills of Luxem bourg to the flats of Belgium and the Netherlands but the German side gave meager in formation on the progress of fighting It was asserted that this is the armys practice while major op I crations arc in progress but the controlled German press left no LONDON air ministry said in a communi que Saturday night that Royal AilForce planes had attacked German troop con centrations betwcen the Rhine and the Meuse rivers while strong German forces were advancing across the Rhine towards the Dutch frontier The communique said that the RAP attacks which occurred on Friday resulted in the scoring of direct hits on a bridge over the Rhine near Wesel Bombs were seen to strike important railroad junctions United States Other Nations Notified of Decision of Cabinet T O K I O Japanese government announced Saturday it had notified all powers con cerned that Japan would insist on maintenance of the status quo in the Netherlands East Indies in spjte of Hollands involvement in the European war 1 torigii office said such no tification had been handed o the United States British French German and Italian embassies and to the Netherlands legation This action gave effect to a cabinet decision that Japan should state her position con cerning the rich East Indies em pire of the Netherlands The Japanese declaration was JujjuueM aeciaranon was Dlidges at Alterkerke made in a foreign office statement Geldern Rees andGoch all the view of Foreign on Germanterritory near th NetherlaiHJs East Indies in c a on Germanterrjtory near the ajr piinis the first RAP bombardment of land objectives in Germany since the outbreak of war eight months ago British planes have made numerous flights over Germany but they have been for reconnais sance and to drop leaflets ad dressed to the German people The attacks were made the British pointed out despite German threats to reply with 10 bombs for every single bomb on German soil Churchill Names New Cabinet LONDON UR Winston Ulurchill formed his new cabinet Saturday night assuming the of fice of minister of defense in addi tion to the prime ministership Neville Chamberlain retiring prime minister was named lord president of the council A war cabinet composed of Churchill Chamberlain Viscount Halifax Clement Attlee and Ar thur Greenwood was named Attlee and Greenwood are lab orites Lord Halifax retained the for eign ministry Greenwood was named minister without portfolio and Attlee became lord privy seal Leaders of the three parties participating in the government T whether members of the war cabi thc V e when f hti CC KM decls2n j these hStonc battlegrounds western Europe questions arise affectin aim tl c Dutch Women Beat Nazi Parachutists With Knives I LONDON housc I wives look vengeance on captured j parachute troops unlucky enough land in a market place near Amsterdam the London Daily Ex l press correspondent reports When the nazis were rescued by Dutch soldiers they were too I weak to walk They had been I jealen by women who rushed them I with knives clubs and loins the dispatch said am o c government including conditions for eace th in for peace the government 7 a statement Saturday night Churchill dropped Sir John faimon Sir Samuel Hoare and Oliver Stanley from the new cabi net Simon and Hoare had been regarded as Chamberlains closest collaborators No cabinet post was given to David Lloyd George lib era leader Other ministers outside the war cabinet were War Eden conservative First lord of the admiraltv and former first to 1931 Air Sinclair liberal rirsi lord of Ihc mes rrmay by German v Albert Victor Alexander laborite Planes headed toward France ana former first inTri innn Nazi Merchant Ship from 1929 Archibald ALLIED FORCES LAND IN CARACAO ARUBA LONDON Authoritative sources said Saturday allied forces had landed in the Netherlands West indies islands of Caracao and Aruba to prevent possible sabotage by Germans A statement issued to the press said the United States government had been kept informed by allied diplomats in Washington of the decision to land troops An Aruba dispatch Friday night said 150 French marines had been landed there from the cruiser Jeanne dArc CHANGE IN STATUS QUO PREJUDICIAL SAYS HULL WASHINGTON Unit ed States reiterated Saturday that any change in the status of the Netherlands East Indies would be to the stability md peace of the entire Pacific area Secretary Hull commenting on a Tokio announcement that Japan would insist on maintenance of the status quo of the Netherlands far eastern empire restated American official interest in the islands Noting that both Great Britain and Japan as well as the United States had made it clear recently that the integrity of the islands would be respected Mr Hull said This government assumes that each of the governments which lias made committments will continue to abide by those commitments FORDPLANTfS HIT BY GERMANS WASHINGTON diplomats in the European war zone reported to thc state depart ment that German planes had bombed he Ford automobile plant m Antwerp neutral Switzerland I and 18 towns in France The automobile plant was struck by three small bombs Fri day without serious damage a dispatch from Consul General Louis Sussdorff Jr said No Americans hurt but four Belgian emnloycs were wounded Ambassador John Cudaliy re ported from Brussels that from to time Friday German INDICATE INVASION OF HOLLAND AND BBJBIUMBYNAZf LAND CROSSES OF NAZI TROOPS BY CHUTES AMSTERDAM AIRPORT BOMBED WITH HEAVV LOSS OF LIFE AIRPORT At Lyons BOMBED e The FORECAST IOWA Fair and warmer Sat urday night and Sunday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday Sunday partly cloudy slightly wanner southeast becoming cooler by night north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 63 Minimum in Night 74 At 8 a m Saturday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday Upper Mississippi Valley Show er period early in week and again B3 31 and dropped many incendiary bombs without causing serious fires From Bern Switzerland iUinis ler Leland Harrison cabled that Swiss territory xvas violated many times Friday by German war cularly Sweden id mrkc heavy sh to this country for safekeep Scuttled in Guiana ui ltucgiiiniiis cooler about Tuesday and Wed nesday Warm Thursday and Fri day cool at end of week Northern Great Plains Gencr a ly fair except scattered showers about middle of week cooler at beginning and near end of week warmer middle and at close of week BGU PARIMAKIBO N e t h e r 1 ands crew of the Says Mothers Is Crime Breeder SAN JUAN Puerto Rico IU Chief of Detectives J A Hernan dez said Saturday that Mothers of Navy Attack Bergen Hits on German Ship LONDON admiralty announced Saturday night that British navy planes had made two further attacks on Bergen Norwegian west coast portnow held by the Germans Thc admiralty said three hits were scored believed to a German ship the Bremse a 1460ton training ship carrying four 5inch guns GERMANS ARE INTERNED BATAVIA Java state of siege was proclaimed Saturday by the Dutch East Indies govern ment and all Germans were in HOLLANDERS RECAPTURE AIRDROMES French Admit Germans Capture Arnhem in Central Holland and Gain Foothold in Belgium BULLETINS PARIS French military authori ties Saturday night reported that Germans had crossed the Maas river in southern Holland and had taken Arnhem in east central Holland BRUSSELS German troops supported by planes and tanks attacked in the Maastricht region Saturday and gained a foothold in Belgian defensive positions a Belgian war communique re ported Saturday night bombs an The stout defense of troops in the eastern frontier lines gave engineers time to complete the inundation ot the main flood water defenses cutting Holland in Sings mlmns made for the AC composure however The all Soundcc115 mimites bombing Ullt Dlltc units been in dviia TIP bitterly tiaitrs and s Parachutists said UUU oatllK a the announcer invaded tcrncd Bombed by Nazis nta fellows need mon ey to buy mothers present and a burglary follows he complained I toT Wt bank of at Rotterdam had been more than 1000 lives On other fronts the Dutch and the first real German atrarV on the Magmot line in the Moselle region cast of Germany carried the aerial transport warfare to Belgium I dropping fresh parachute troops from transports between Brussch 1 and Loubnm The Dutch attacked Saturday morning at Rotterdam deter mined to wrest from the German the nearby Waalhaven airfield The assault lasfed for two hour not only at the airporl nit also at Germans on Dordrecht SURRENDER OF FORT CLAIMED German High Command Also Alleges 1000 Men Taken Prisoners BERLhV German high command announced that Ebcn Emael thc strongest fort in the defenses around Belgium surrended Saturday afternoon The commander and 1000 men also gave up their arms thc command said Island In the attack on Dordrecht Is land alone Van Kief fens said more tlian 1000 Dutch were lost hut the German force was des troyed The Dutch counterassault at Kollerdam was launched in con Tiic fort controls the crossinr of a heavy British the Maas river and tho Lr Waalhaven air canal west ofM sUiU uhS UlC lett bank the Germans d they ili Fd HiiatA Rot lacioss the narrow lower neck of ;