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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1940, Mason City, Iowa DCS MOIMCS It NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THI NCWSMMI THAT MAKIS AU NOftTH IOWAMS NMCHVMtS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 28194JT ii j i yyu ALLIES MASS FOR HUGE DUE URGE3BILIJON TAXFORPAYING DEFENSE COSTS Administration and Congress Leaders Agree on 5 Year Levy WASHINGTON ad ministration and congressional leaders agreed Tuesday to raise 53000000000 of new taxes in the next five years to pay the costs of national defense The plan ratified by President Roosevelt was drafted in a three hour conference by Secretary of theTreasury Morgenthau Chair rnanDoughton N Car of the house waysand means com mittee and Chairman Harrison P the senate finance emails for the immediate financtog ofdefense costs by the Before Belgium Gave Up T King Gives Up defence obligations pay interest on them The conferees agreed to ask con gress to increasevther treasurys to 000000000to mike possible the borrowing of the new defense administrations The tenspf train was hid down already bad provided expenditures which re 1orrowJng np to the pres br aboot BATTLE SOUTH Churchill Declares England to fight Nazis to the last Ditch BULL1ETIN LONDON Britain sent waves of bombing planes over Flanders battlefields to protect the allied retreat but admitted Tuesday night that treat difficulties were expected in withdrawing our army from the positions they now occupy in north France and Belgium The admission by Minister of Information Alfred Duff Coop er said Ihat the B E F in the north was not a defeated army but that due to the Belgian capitulation it was forced to withdraw LONDON Great Britain and her gravely endangered army in Flanders were pledged Tues day by Winston Churchill to light nazi Germanys might to the last ditch through grief despitethe capitulation of King AlliesiBegaii Massing Army Capitulated In the meantime none would give an indication of what kinds of taxes might be imposed The statement also did riot make it clear whether enactment ofthe new taxes would be sought at the Present session of congress Its only reference to the present ses sion was a statement that the in crease in the national debt limit would be asked immediately The conferees the announce ment said have agreed to ask congress at this session to consider legislation to provide funds for the payment of the national defense 6Die as US Bomber Falls in California crew The Weathe FORECAST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Leopold or ders unconditional surren der of Belgian arms Frenchmen cry Treason and Belgian government re pudiates monarchs command ordering new fighting forces LONDON with drawal from Flanders battle field hinted expeditionary return to iu 600000 more men called to colors ROME Belgian capitula tion seen as spur to Italys entrance into war 3 fair rather little JfN MASON CITY tic 3Zette statis Monday night YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 67 S2 French border fortifications on a broad front high com mand says claiming fate of 500000 French British troops still fighting in Flan ders is sealed Leopold to get castle following surrender of estimated 500000 Belgian troops BASE succes sive day of French blasting at German weatwall causes speculation over possibility of French smash into Germany WILL BE KEYNOTER GREEN BAY Wis John Bricker of Ohio was an nounced Tuesday as the kevnote speaker of the Wisconsin State Republican convention Both Sides Believe Weygand May Attack Nazis Within 36 Hours BERN Switzerland ty allied divisions were reported moving into position Tuesday night south of the Aisne rivei near Rethel for a now or never offensive to rescue French and British forces trapped in the Gar mans Lille pocket Reports reaching here from oottt sides of the war zone indi cated that Allied Generalissimo Maxine Weygand had placed a major partofthis force in posi tion before the Belgians surren from dered Allied divisions range out 15000 to IB 000 menauu 000 to 640000 in the 30 divisions reported massed for attack Both allied and German sources here believed that if Weyeand found that he had time be would strike within the next 36 hours The center of the French con centrations was reported to be midway between Rethel and Montmedy on the Aisne river Allied German and neutral military attaches in Bern general ly agreed that Woygand must strike now or lose not only the encircled armies of the north but risk a German offensive in the Rethel area 9o miles northeast of fans A German blow in this area misht cut under the Maginot Hne to Reims and Paris German sources said that when the Belgian line was broken Mon aiy fresh nazi reserves were moved immediately into the Se dan sector to block an expected allied counteroffensive 23 YEARS AGO WASHINGTON three years ago Tuesday General r saicd with his ta New York abroad the b Baltic to assume duty abroad as commander of he American ex peditionary force AJJ1E perhaps Neutral military expected the encircled British army in Belgium and northern trance with its left Hank ex posed to tbe fnrjr of Gernua at tack by the Belgian kiarj sur render would try to fight its way southward through the iron corridor to Ihe French armies on the Aisne Cries of shame echoed through the house of commons as Prime Minister Churchill told of Leopolds capitulation 9heers roared when ho said the British and French would fight on despite the kings action that the Belgian government had in ef fect deposed him and that the al lies continue to defend the world cause to which we have bound ourselves Although naval spokesmen ad mitted that attempted withdrawal of the British armyby sea from Belgium was under consideration neutral observers were of the opinion that such an operation under the overpowering punish ment of the German air force at channel ports would produce more casualties than the desper at fight southward Prime Minister Churchill and his cabinet met for an hour and 4o minutes at Ten Downing street to consider this and other momen tous decisions It was Indicated that it would be up to the navy and the royal air force to protect any withdrawal from the armys present position by way of the channel ports It was admitted that the Bel gian capitulation opened a way for the nazi legions to smash through to Dunkerque Frances vital channel port through whicl th B E F has been largely Alfred Duff Cooper Minister ot information in a broadcast to the nation said I dont think we should attempt at present to pass judgment on Belgiums capitu lation We know that the Belgian irmy has been fighting very bravely against tremendous odds he said The situation in which iBE Fconsequently finds tsclf is one of extreme gravity The air force was officially credited with destroying or seri ously damaging 79 German planes Monday which theair mmstry said was the best day since the invasion ot the low countries bcgar uto Culmination PARIS war ministry spokesman said Tuesday night that the Belgian army almost in itsentirety has given itself up as prisoners to the Germans and that the situationas a result of King Leopolds capitulation is very for the allies He German divisions are pushing hard in an east to west direction on the northern front above the Lys river the spokesman said is m the direction the channel ports brugge Ostend and Zee surrender broke tne of the allied armies of the north and brought the battle of Flan ders to Its culminating point In an attempt to parry the blow British and French air forces Tuesday were participat ing in tremendous operations of bombing German air fields and communications the war office spokesman asserted to cooperate with the nowexposed allied northern army That1 blow was as heavy as the Germans to break through France to the English channel aHdsplit the northern and central allied forces The French and British rem nte of General BUnchards OB Flanders flght but a military spokesman acknowledged their resistance was extremely dif iiciut The outcome of the war now turns on the central front alone the Somme and Aisne rivers and down the main maginot line de fenses The Belgians battered back al most to their western shore by 18 days of blitzkrieg capitulated be fore dawn Tuesday Rush Preparations on English Coast A SOUTHEAST FORT England to meet a threat ened German invasion were rt along this vulnerable stretch of the British coast Tues day night and civilians awaited a government order to farther inland QUICKLY GAINS IN LILLE AREA Dive Bombers Aid in Mass Attacks Claim Advance Made Rapidly BERLIN UPJ German armie striking through the allied le wing after surrender the Be gian army were reported by naz Tuesday night to have advance so rapidly around British an French positions including th fortified city ot the al lies are now hopelessly en trapped In addition to advances re ported by he high command to within seven miles of Bruges and toward the Belgian coast al ports the German offensive was reported to have pushed to within seven miles of Idlle on the north and tohave smashed apath from La Basset south west of Lille to within 13 miles ol the tag French textile center Theadvahcept rr aite the Germans had broken Frnic frontier forts north of Valcn ciennes German dive bombers and ar tillery were supplementing th mass infantry attacks includin much hand to hand fighting 01 the trapped allied forces in constantly narrowing pocke which the Germans are said to b cutting up into smaller pieces in the process of destruction Furthermore military sources said the French have made only extremely weak counterthrusts from the Somme river front and advances in that sector could not endanger the now strength ened German circle around the allied troops in Flanders The weakness of theVrench ac tion along the Somme it was claimed shows that the French will be easy to crush when the uermans turn again toward Again France and England stand alone the newspaper Voel uscher Beobachfer said of the Selgian surrender Paris trem London quakes They know that not only the plutocrats moneybags but their heads are in danger countries began Dionne Quins Celebrate 6th Birthdav Partv tm k Vfljr quintuplets Yvonne Emi Ue Annette and Marie were six years old Tuesday and they celebrated the event with a joyous and noisy birthday party following a special mass at DaFoe hospital The music of five new organs of a United State party along and gave the girls a change from the piano radio and phonograph they had Played previously The mass celebrated by special permission of the Most Rev D Leo Nelligan bishop of Pembroke was said by Father V Pilon thj parish priest of Corbcil and spir itual director for the entire Di onne family It was attended by the quints their parents Mr and Mrs Oliva Dionne their three brothers Dan iel Oliva Jr and Victor their seven year old sister Pauline and both their grandfathers Olivier Dionne and Moise Legros their first communion until later this year After the service the girls en tertained their parents brothers and sister in the nursery The new organs were the center of inter est and the quints laughed and Nazis Hit North Army British and French to Attempt Rescue of Trapped Soldiers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With the surrender of the Belgian army under a surprise order by King Leopold 111 whose own government quickly disowned him as ruler of huge allied force estimated at between 450000 and 600000 men was reported massing Tuesday night on the Aisneriverfor a now or never offensive The desperationinspired allied counter attack it was reported will be launched in the vicinity of Rethel 95 miles north of Paris in an attempt to rescue the British and French troops trapped in the Germans Squeeze pocket in Flanders arms after on L i in pu i RU depriving them of approximately 300 C Belgian so diers protecting their left flank colons how Orders Army to Put Down Arms The action of the refugee Bel gian government now in Paris means in effect that the Belgian king has been deposed Premier Hubert Pierlot an nounced contrary to the mon avch s order to lay down arms that Belgian forces which could be re organized would continue their light on the allies side were however the mn Belgian armythe md Jetween 400000 and wimenhad to fight While Frenchmen in the streets of Fans cried Treason at the news of King Leopolds capitula IP0 MinisteChurchill of commons that the British and French govern ments would ignore Leopolds KING LEOPOLD III MAY SPEED UP ITALIAN STAND Belgian Surrender Is Expected toQuicken Fascist Entry in War ROME surrender of tie Belgian army was expected in oreign circles here Tuesday to asten Italys entrance into the ar to help Germany finish off he allies and win a share of the ictors gains Official Italian comment on the cw disaster for the allies how vcr was not immediately avail ble It wns disclosed that French itizcns attempting to leave Italy id been stopped because they ad no exit visas Allied sources said that the vc uiremcnt for exit visas was new nd that thus tar it had been in oked only against Frenchmen Deport 8 Deaths From Mountain Spotted Fever CHEYENNE Wyo WEight eaths from Rocky mountain potted fever have been reporte3 Officially in Wyoming this year ompared to six deaths from the ck borne disease in 1939 and in The disease caused 13 deaths1 the state in 1937 Ttws not immediately indi cated whether the British contem plated complete withdrawal the continent or merely a shifting of their trapped armies south to aid France in her defense along me bomme river front The naval spokesmen said the Bntjsh troops in Belgium would face terrific obstacles in attempt ing to retire across the channel 11 Air Force an1 Ilecl they added would have tn hold off the nazi air force tn cover the movement the iuiwe alcd by King Leopolds surrender the German high command an nounced a new scries ot smashing nazi successes Hitlers mechanized columns broke through strong French bor der fortifications on a broad front the high command said and captured numerous towns and villages in the giant squeeze movement on the trapped allied armies in Flanders The British cabinet quickly met the consequences of the Belgian armys capitulation The Belgian monarchs deci sion to lay down arms came the critical hour In the struggle for mastery of the Enr hsh channel Leopolds government in Paris however disavowed the 38 year old monarchs order of capitula tion md prepared to rally new lighting forces The nazi high command re ported ts armies had driven to within six miles of Bruges Bel gium and had partly broken al lied resistance in the battle of Ar tois andFlanders The German breakthrough it said was made north ot Valen ciennes Other irA7 hordes crossed Ihe strategic Scheldt Canal and cap ;