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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1940, Mason City, Iowa v c 1ST HEU f 7 T T Of 10 C C P NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 01 CS VOL XLVI THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHJMKS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT ASQN CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 18 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 192 GERMAN BOMBERS OVER PARIS FirstsTat St Paul 9 FIRSTS IN 10 CONTESTS RUNG UP BY GROUPS North lowanstielp State Pace Held in Regional Auditions See Story on Page 7 Mason City high schools con testants in the region two music festival held at St Paul returned home in the small hours of Satur day morning triumphant out sleepy after sweeping their way to first division honors in every group contest in which they com peted with the exception of the boys quartet which was awarded a second The band orchestra string sextet string trio mixed cho rus girls glee club madrigal group and girls sextet all were ranked in the lint division Mason City soloists took their share pi the honors as well Top ranking went to Murray tawson bassIn the second division were Joan ONeil contralto Wilma Walters soprano Virginia Bring olf mezzo soprano and Juanita Beamish French horn In third division ranking were Stanley Baumgartner clarinet lohn Kunz cornet and Merrill Johnson trombone Iowa musicians paced the field again Friday as they did on the opening day Thursday North Iowa rankings Friday included Woodwind trio Clear Lake two Final flute quartet Elkader two Girls trio Lake Mills and Iowa Falls two Class C concert band Thompson two Girls sextet Clarion two French horn Kaihryn Charlsori Forest City one Madrigal group Clarion one Baritone saxophone Dan Chase Webster City one Marion Ehmke Clarion two Soprano solo Mary Louise Case Kicevilie Helen Latch Renwick Margery Christensen Ringsted all one Verlene Carrel Clarion Grain Markets Asked to Peg Futures Prices WASHINGTON Wallace Saturday asked the na tions grain futures markets to prohibit until future notice all trading in grain futures below the closing prices of Saturday This request was made after wheat prices had declined more than 34 cents a bushel this week Wallace explained that the federal government probably was without authority to re quire cessation of trading in fu tures contracts but hesaid he felt the markets would co operale Prohibition of trading for sever al days officials said might clari fy factors causing the sharp drop m prices Uncertainty over the European war has been blamed as tlie major cause of the price losses NEW WARSHIP LAUNCHED BATH Maine T h e de stroyer Niblack the navys new est 1600ton war craft was launched Saturday two May Lucille Fort RocKford wood two Euphonium baritone Dwaine Marvick Northwood But ler Eitel Hampton Lee Smith Waukon all one Margaret Heub ner Postville Robert Allen El kader Russell Buchanan Algona Leo Keely Osage and Mildred Kopecky Clear Lake all two Baritone voice Russell Woltz New Hampton and Lawrence Bishop Elkader both one Saxo phone solo Lawrence Secory Clear Lake two Class one rankings went to Northwood Clear Lake and Oei wein for a brass quartet and Iowa City for a woodwind Quar tet The following North Iowa rank ings were announced Saturday Alto Grosvenor Iowa Falls three Flugel Rasmus sen Cresco two Bass one Oehvein one Clear Lake one Woodwind quartet Postville three Brass Coon radt Osage one Midnight Rehearsal schools music contest In St Paul gave practically their time and attention to the purpose for which thev wnt ft SE can be seen The boys are BacX row Jor nta1 Dave and TV seatcd and Undenvood Hum Bob front row Farrcr and Clair H rehearsal followed pajana pI rade by the boys throush the halls of the hotel in nhlS was quartered and broke up when Principal lames Rae Thunder of Bombers Once Again Heard by Parisians This ailview of Paris which Saturday heard tlie scream of Ger man bombers shows some of Hie principal and historic structures in the French capital which is the third largest city in the world French Director of Panama Canal Project Dead at 81 A German drive on Paris In September 1914 was stooped in a great and decisive battle along the Afarne the very gates of the city German cavalry had actually sighted the Eiffel tower BunauVarilla Had Hand in Negotiations for Big Ditch of U S PARIS Bunau Varilla the engineer who at 26 was director general of a French company that agreed to dig a canal across Panama died Saturday BunauVarilla who would have been 81 on July 25 suffered in juries inthe last war which neces sitated the amputation of his right leg Although the company with which he was associated in the first Panama canal venture proved a failure BunauVarilla had a hand in the negotiations which eventually led to the com pletion of the big ditch by the United States He was credited with helping to start the revolution which sepa rated Panama from Colombia and later was appointed Panamas am bassador to negotiate the treaty which turned the canal zone over to the United States government BULLETINS BERLIN German official news agen cy reported Saturday that 29 civilians were killed and 51 injured in an air raid on Hamburg Friday night A number of houses and oth er buildings were reported damaged LONDON British statement Satur day said the Royal Air would adhere to its policy of bombing only mili tary objectives and de scribed as completely un true German allegations that British flyers had bombed civilians PARIS German armored troops pushing deep inlo northern France arc fighting beyond Vcr vins to the vicinity of the Oise river a French mili tary spokesman said Satur day night PHILIPPE BUNAUVARILIA The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy rain south and easl cooler west and central Saturday night Sunday rain cast ana southcentral becoming fair northwest and extreme west rising temperature extreme west F a i r west cloudy east rain extreme south cast cooler west and south Sat urday night Sunday fair rising temperature west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGarotte weather figures ror 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 75 Minimum in Night 46 At 8 a m Saturday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 45 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look lor the week beginning Mon day Upper Mississippi valley and i northern great plains Shower pe1 riods about Tuesday and WcdncsI day and again toward end of week warmer at beginning o week and again about Thursday cool periods about Wednesday and at end of week ARMY BILL SENI TO SENATE BY SUBCOMMITTEE Provision Would Make Full Sum Available When Law It Passed WASHINGTON Discard ing he usual restraint on when new appropriations may be spent an appropriations subcommittee sped a army bin toward senate action Saturday after inserting a provision to make the fullsum available for emer gency defense purposes as soon as the measure becomes law The measure as approved bv the military subcommittee car ried both regular army funds and emergency appropriations asked by President Roosevelt Thursday as part of his unpre cedented peacetime rearmament program Emergency funds in cluded a lump of lo be spent at the presidents own discretion Ordinarily the funds would not become available until the begin ning of the fiscal year July 1 But Chairman Thomas DOkla reported that the subcommittee wrote in his amendment to make all funds available as soon as Lindbergh on KGLO Sunday Evening As preparations were hastened to step up airplane production ca pacity lo 50000 planes a year the countrys foremost flying expert Col Charles A Lindbergh pre pared his ideas of aerial defense for a radio speech he will make Sunday night over the Columbia Broadcasting system The talk will be heard over KGLO from to oclock President Roosevelt signed the bill once it had won full con gressional approval Depending on how quickly con gress nets this provision i ap proved by senate and house might make the money available as much as a month earlier than otherwise Chairman Vinson DGa of the house naval committee meanwhile whipped into shape legislation to give air Roose velt extensive emergency pow ers to suspend federal labor and financial regulations which Vinson said might hamper the quickening drive to rearm Tlie senate committee provide that Mr Roosevelt should accoun to congress for the lump sum placed at his disposal by June 30 1941 The army bill carried 263088 in actual cash and contrac authorizations to make the res of its total The chief executive himself following developments of the huge program which he Inid down Thursday kept his calendar frci of engagements Saturday thnl hi might summon officials as need ed Of the calls arranged one wa for Bernard M Bnruch financic and chairman of the forme World war industries board ti meet with Mr Roosevelt at lunch eon Vinson made his proposal fo increasing the presidents emer geney powers after hearing test mony by navy department expert as to bottlenecks and delays Action and action now was the slogan as congress cut through more legislative prelimi naries toward the objective of having the extraordinary 182000000 dcfcnse program ready for senate and house ap proval next week A senate subcommittee set tin pace voting quickly in favor o in extra army appro pviations recommended in Prosi dent Roosevelts defense mcssag and then adding an additional un requested 550000000 for mor regular troops Plans were being drafted else where to cover the whole spher of military large scale expansion of aircraft am munitions industries to the trail ing of pilots Led by former President Her bert Hoover and Alfred M Ian don 1936 presidential nominee key republican figures backed the administration in putting de fense needs foremost There was conjecture in som quarters as to whether a biparti san defense coalition might bo i the offing This speculation wa spurred by an invitation to Lan don to lunch with Preside Tlooscvclt at the white hous Wednesday There was a deter rent however in Landons charg j that the administration had bee laic1 in assuring prc parcdncss French Planes and AntiAircraft Bring Down 4 Nazi Flyers Marshal Petain Taken Into Cabinet as Renaud Makes Changes Nazi Offensive 60 Miles From Paris waves oJ German bombers struck at Paris Saturday and were engaged by French fight ing planes as the allied armies battled to halt a Ger nan mechanized offensive into northern France A high military source officially disclosing the aerial action said that four of the German bomb ers had been brought down when the two waves of eight planes each were intercepted northwest of Paris They were attacked by French fighting craft and antiaircraft guns It was understood that the German planes were shot downclose to or in the Paris suburbs Several words of this paragraph were censored and it was not definitely stated whether the planes tried to bomb or did bomb Paris There had been no previous bomb attackonParis during tfie waralthough German have if loVnoyeirthe several times The capital had been under aid raid alarm during the afternoon as Premier Paul Reynaud announced reorganization of his cabinet to include Marshal Henri Petain famous as the savior of Verdun as vicepremier and to take over the war ministry from Edouard Daladier who was shifted to the foreign ministry The reshuffle Reynaud told the people in a broadcast Saturday evening was to provide the strongest possible leadership in a grave emergency But he promised them that the fight would go on until victory Late military advices said the situation appeared to be improved on the battle front after intense fighting Saturday in which French 75s the famous World war guns were used to blast the German mechanized columns strikng through the north German attacks may have made some progress but were less powerful than Friday it was stated and the French were holding momentarily at least on the SambreMeuse front LONDON air ministry Saturday re ported hits on oil storage tanks in Hamburg and Bremen during a night raid on Germany by British flyers Some of the storage tanks were destroyed and others were heavily damaged it said British raid ers also successfully bombed German oil tanks at Bergen Norway the ministry announced Reports of the raids and of an air battle in which nine British hurricane fighters shot down ten Ger man Junkers 87 bombers over France Friday came amid an admittedly perilous situation to the allies on the western front Antwerp anchor of the al lies northern flank was claimed Saturday by tlie Ger mans as Adolf Hitlers van guards were reported to have carried the battlefield to within 60 miles of Paris Nazi forces unfurled Ihc swastika flag over Bel giums chief port and com mercial city DNB official German news agency re ported after a lightning stab through its fortifica rated among the strongest in Europe In German hands Antwerp is a doubleedged threat to the menace to their whole line defending Paris MARSHAL PETAIX arid a gate to the channel French Cabinet ports from which the ;