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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1940, Mason City, Iowa 0 C S l r i 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME PRESS AOTUN1BM FUSS FULL LEASED THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKiS ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 20 HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT ma SECTIONS Al NO 193 LUH THRUSTS SLOW GERMANS SENATE DEBATE OPENS TUESDAY ON ARMY BILL Peace Time Supply Measure Gets Committee Okay WASHINGTON A army bill un precedented in peace time won quick approval of the senate appropriations com mittee Monday while the na tions military chieftains prices urged speedy realization off i cight cents a busllel President Roosevelts ornl Wheat Loans Rate Averages 64c a Bushel WASHINGTON Wallace announced Monday that Ific wheat loan rale on the 1940 crop would average 64 cents a bushel as against an average rate of C3 cents last year The announcement followed a week in which wheat prices dropped as much as 34 cents a bushel WHEAT PRICES UP ALMOST 8c A BUSHEL CHICAGO Two moves to bolster wheat ment of minimum quotations on the nations grain exchanges and a row government loan for the helped to rally prices an air armada of uuvui planes Leaders arranjed to start sen ate debate the big army sup ply bill Tuesday and it may go to the house for consideration of senate amendments by mid week The appropriations committee required only two hours to vote its approval Of the total in the bill SI 497 JU36B casli would be available lor expenditure immediately upon President Roosevelts signature of the legislation The measure carrying far more than any previous peace time appropriation includes Sir a bushel in Chicago wheat ST heavy buying S closing were cs as minimums below which no trading in any grain fu tures would be permitted Secretary of Agriculture Wal lace announced lliat the 1940 wheat loan rate would average 64 cents a bushel about l cent higher tnaii last years average of to cash sion and purchases of airpttlieV material machinery and sun plies The call to the aviation industry i in the words of highranking gov ernment officials was to build up 10planc fleet as quickly Essentials of thc air program were outlined by ranking army navy treasury and civil aeronau tics authority leadcis at a hastily called conference of manufactur ers of airplanes engines machine tools and allied products More than 100 prominent busi nessmen or their representa tives crammed a treasury con ference room to hear their pleas On Capitol Hill General chief of staff told the house military committee meanwhile that the war depart ment wanted to expand the air corps to 10000 planes The chief of staff remarked that President Roosevelt had spoken of a total of 5000 planes i year but said we are thinking of a force of 10000 The army is limited lo 6 000 at present Louis Johnson assistant sccre inry of war one of thc speakers at the treasury conference wasnt built in a day and this work cant he done in a day but by teamwork we can do the ob as quickly as efficiently and at as small a cost as There were these other defense development 1 Col Charles A Lindbergh de cryinjr hysterical chatter of calamity and invasion said in radio speech that we are in DEVILS MINERS IN TOP CONTEST MANSON Undefeated Davenport high school faced Ma drid m the final round ot Iowa WonflErjr Davenport beat Anthon 7 to 4 while Madrid defeated Postvllle 10 to 8 in the semifinal round RUVAWAY RETURNED BURLINGTON JP Wanda Sheriff Cedar Rapids 15 was picked up here late Saturday as runaway and returned home Lhicf Machiiolz announced NATIONAL COAL ACTHELO LEGAL BY HIGH COURT Bituminous Coal Decision Is Delivered by Justice Douglas WASHINGTON 1937 rational Bituminous coal act de signed to stabilize the industry by Iixmg minimum prices and regu lating marketing was held consti tutional Monday by the supreme Juslicc Douglas delivered the decision that affirmed a ruling m favor of the legislation by a threejudge federal district court at Little Rock Ark Thefixing of prices the pro scription of unfair trade practices the establishment of marketing rules respecting such sales of bi tuminous coal constitute regula competence of the commerce tions within the congress under co clause Douglas asserted Justice McReynolds dissented declaring that the act under re view is beyond any power granted to congress In a decision two weeks ago the supreme court held that the hherman antitrust act outlaws any combination by individuals or business organizations which tampers with price structures he4ihatthe state governments federal and because American People have attempted to in terfere wilh the internal affairs of Europe 2 The senate appropriations com mittee considered the 51827 OOOflOO army bill hoping mM5ure C MS039JOOOO navy bill lo he house by June 1 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy scat tered showers Monday night and cast and southcentral por tions Tuesday warmer east and southcentral Monday night be coming cooler Tuesday MINNESOTA Occasional liEht rain warmer extreme southeast cooler in Red river valley Mon day night Tuesday light rains east becoming fair west portion cooler east and southcentral portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather figures for 24 hour period endin m Monday Maximum Sunday in Night At g a m Monday Trecipitation YEARAGO Maximum 8j Minimum GlobeGazelle weather figures Jor hour period ending at 8 o clock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Minimum In nisht At 8 a m Sunday Rainfall For like period ending at 8 at 8 a R4 42 03 46 4 76 iuu c i lull IK o clock Saturday morning Maximum Friday Minimum in night Mays total moisture brought to 187 inches by thc rainfall recorded between IS 76 ween oclock a m and 10 oclock p m Saturday normal rops and pastures showed immediate Tj jimcsuvermneii could regulate the price of milk ft was the judgment of con Douglas said Monday thaC pricefixing and the elimination of unfaircompetitive practices were appropriate methods of prevention of the financial ruin low wigcs poor working conditions strikes and disruption of the channels of trade which followed in thc wake of the demoralized price structures in this country If the strategic character of this industry in our economy and the chaotic conditions which have prevailed in it do not justify legislation it is difficult to imagine what would To invalidate this act we would have to deny the existence of power on thc part of congress un der thc commerce clause to deal directly and specifically with those which in its judgment should not be permitted to dislo cate an important segment of our economy and to disrupt and bur den interstate channels of trade MORE SHOWERS ARE FORECAST Temperatures Range About Two Degrees Below Normal in Iowa DES MOINES weath er bureau Monday forecast more April showers for May as tem peratures ranged about two de grees below normal in Iowa Only light amounts of rainfall weie reported Sunday mostly in Ihe northeast portion Decorah isd the heaviest amount 15 of an inch The mercury ranged from a Sunday f 74 degrees at n ThisJVqs q Moternity Hospital in France in Earthquake 8 WATER SERUM 6 TOWNS f A bnowcn immediate M D Ga ocnefts from the rain Sundav Srtfhhfa therc was a trace rain and dur establishing an mduslriallahnr me the a avocacd m J1 mihtary board as the house nav aj committee took up a bill de signed to speed shipbuilding by relaxing Jabor lavs a The senate appropriations com Ma or r 3de PuWic from Major General H H Arnold chief of 4he army air corps that Ameri Productio now s about 340 planes a month that it arna to a low or 40 degrees Sunday night at Atlantic and Blarshalltovvn Skies were clear over in Quake onjCoast Censored Bridegroom Killed in Wreck 11 Hours After Marriage hours after his marriage Merle Mishler A KIWI 11 ma marriage Merle ATishlpr 91 cct polenI pis car Mondav mom auiiillll should reach an es tial capacity of 12 December Aircraft company also were not hurt seriously They were Mr I and Mrs Les Cmelik j grains Deal n onay morn by ing at the intersection of high SJX milC5 Casi of and Harry ODca all of Waverly Monday morn The group was from ifui Frcncli purchasing driven by a wedding dance at Clarksvilic when the accident happened Mr Launch Rehabilitation Plans After Temblors m California Valley EL CENTRO Cal lo replenish dwindling supplies and typhoid serum for any pos sible emergency were hurried into the Imperial valley Monday as thc six cities most heavily damaged by a score of quakes since Sanaday launched rehabilitation DIO h toll of the temblors was set at eight two of them i ntlier points in southern Cali fornia The water situation was conid crcd serious because o breaks in llic AInmo canal south uf the in ternational border which biins this richly agricultural valley its only water from the Colorado river Thc eight victims ot four severe shocks in a threehour period started at p m c S T baturday were listed as Mrs Alma Ruth Rfullmgs 25 her two daugh 3 and Juamta Blevins 13 of Im 1 o penal John Clifford Moore ot Heber Abel Portillo 75 Braw Icy and Manuel Garcia 25 and an unidentified Chinese both of Mexicali ui UltJIII HI J ico and estimates of property loss ran upward from In ors was in Mcx f rty loss i hardest hit of thc valtey Douglas attack bmnbrrs Hair lie plarcs will be made by the Bno ins Airciafl PUHc under Douglas license ir II MI Brawler h and Mrs Mishicr weremiiiJori t nat Mishler 3 p m Sundv W n er y Slc s men over livm Waterloo Jllled looting Charge lcrcl11 llinhlci is survived by 1 jhr r in Airolane Crash Rv UNITED TRESS Censors in Europe arc more careful about revealing secrets that might aid the other side A United fress dispatch re ceived from Iaris Sunday said IARIS Hem BOILERWO TO BE FATHER llBallh IMrcctiir Waller I orrtcrcd supplies nf lyhnirt vacinn as prccrfu lionarv measure and tssls wnc ntuc of water reserves as rail mart lank cars rolled here from HITLER STALLED IN PARIS BLITZ HITS AT BRITISH Vigorous CounterAssaults Harass Both Sides of German Salient in Northern France BULLETIN mmITvTHE IJUITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE Monday harassed both fotlrH Vi CrafntuWulch J16 are seeking to drive toward the English channel COMPILED CABLE DISPATCHES drivo Pans apparently Monday towad hlld abandoned I 1 C71IU1 liHJlli11 I he German high command said thc nazi drive lo the west had gamed 20 to 30 miles on a line northward from St Quentin which is 80 miles northeast of Paris H JnnCnnnSRUlVhC thst to thc EnslislTchannd might iso late 300000 British soldiers on the allies north also attain channel bases for an attack on England The port of Calais presumably one of the main German objectives is only 20 miles from Dover England Fans dispatches said the new German march to the west comprised live mechanized divisions or aliout 60 000 men supported by tanks and planes The sudden shift in tactics came as Gen Maximo Weygand new commander in chiefotthe allies was report ed massing a huge PVench BritishBelgian force to pinch off the 50mile deep German salient striking into the heart of France The Germans apparently realized the threat of this pinccr movement anil de cided to abandon thc road to Paris Reports reaching Switzer land said Weygand favored a blasting counterthrust from each side of pocket the Dendre river lo the Scheldt river closely pressed by the Ger mans who also claimedthecap of all bur one of the Namur forts These had been holding out for more than a week and had dis rupted some German communica tions lines through Belgium The result of the new pro eram of counterattack launched by Gen JUxime Weygand im mediately he put in command of the allied forces appeared to have had some ef fect The Germans claimed little m no gain on thc MontmedyRelhel to a from rente Phctan 20 were ki led Sun er Kld paraly vlcn their pno Uiilsuin and crashed nc mile i of here in Grsmtliam OT lu hundred f lotcd by ton Ohio in September hiid i which lias penetrated point about 80 miles Paris Late Monday the French admitted they had withdrawn from St Quentin 80 miles lortheast of Paris Earlier the French war ministry disputed a nazi high command report that German mechanized legions had cap tured the city Thc German high com mand said flatly St Quen tin had been captured Nazi mechanized forces vere also said to have reached he historic Sonime battlefield French military authorities admitted that the enemy was attacking furiouslv east of Cambai only 70 miles from the channel port of Dun quercuie D u n Y k jllst across thc channel from Dov er England This advance according to llic Germans put their tanks and armored cars within about 65 miles of the mouth of She rivpr faommc on the EiiRlish channel froni which a blitzkricR blow could be struck at England Tiic Ccrmans said thc enemy treating1 in ihc Somnic sector scene of some of thc fiercest bat tles of the World war Thc high command in Berlin however did not dispute French statements tliat the Germans had failed lo push past the Re front some 65 miles from Paris although it said that a Frcncli counter atfack from Laon had been repulsed While tlic battle nigcd in t rancc dispatches from Stock holm indicated a serious situation had arisen as result of a German demand for passage ot troops across Sweden to relieve the nazi garrison under illie siege at he norlh Norwegian port of Narvik Thc Swedes were understood lo be refusing thc demand In Berlin it was indicated in nayi sources thai ao serious development were expected but Sweden was siiiri lo be acutely worried front whicli had menaced Paris They claimed St Quentin an portant railroad town but the French said that only n motor cycle unit had reached that town and had been driven out by tile Frcncli The Germans did indicate an advance north ot St Quentin toward Poronne and Cambrai but did not say how far they had ad vanced there The French also indicated they had given some ground in the St Quentin area but at least tiie Lerman progress was much slow On the other hand the allies appeared to be abandoning virtu ally all of Belgium although a stand might be made along Mie och eld I river in an effort to keep tiie Germans away from tic Loan opposite England London heard thai tlie new allied commander in chief had ordered a ctmnter ;