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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Bfasatt Cito v ft HOME EDITION MtWAW THAT MAKES AU NOtTH IQWANS NII6HKWS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 31 1940 MASON CITY THI MIGHT SfOT AZIS THINK ITALY TO FIGHT SOON BILLJON ASKED FOR DEFENSES WITHOUT DELAY FR Submits Proposal Because of Almost Incredible Events WASHINGTON Roosevelt submitted to congress Friday a supplemental emergency involving over a billion dollars and asked for action without delay This latest enlarrement of the military program is necessi tated Mr Roosevelt said in a message to the legislatorsbe cause of almost incredible events in the past two weeks of Europes as a result of the use of avia tion and mechanized equip ment No individual no group can clearly foretell the future the chief executive asserted As long however as a possibility exists that not one continent or two con tinents but all continents may be come involved in a world wide war reasonable precaution de mands that Americandefense be made more certain The onet most obvious lesson taught by the conflict raging overseas Mr Roosevelt said is the value of the factor of speed IHKCWV speedy enlargement the pro equipping and training HBht ot our defense needs i The president mentioned no specific figure and gaveno breaki down of the hew program which follows by 15 days his original emergency request for 000 forexpansion of the nations armed forces and shoves the de fense bill total to more than 300000000 Details of the supplementary program were left for representa tives of the war and navy depart ments and other government agencies for presentation to the appropriate com mittees One 5peciilc recommendation the presidents mes sage Thatwas that eongres authorize him fa call into ac tive service whatever portion of the national mard deemed necessary to maintain our position f neutrality and o safegBard the national de fense Coupledwith that pioposa Was another that the president be given authority to bring reserve personnel into the active armed service In peace time the chief execu tive can call out the national guard only with the consent of the gov ernors of the various states Mr Roosevelt stressed the nec undertaking immediately the training and restraining of our people especially youth for employment in industry and in the service of the army and navy Obviously he said require industry and the ex panded armed forces for persons witn experience in mechanical and manual fields will be great Ho emphasized too the neces sity for the immediate creation of additional production facilities to meet possible future emergencies as well as present deficiencies in the making of munitions such as guns ammunition and fire con trol equipment Urges Latin Americans Stamp Out 5th Columns WASHINGTON OJfi Chair Plans by stamping out their fifth column and the United How Nazis Cut Allies Supplies ma ottm Lou Mallory Luke Hampton Author Found Dead at Home Heart Attack Victim Had Recently Relumed from Trip Around World Mrs Lou Maliory Lake jprpminent Iowa writer and of acoroh ary embolism of the heart She was about 60 years old Mrs Luke s was found at the foot of the stairs by Vera Martin who resided with her She had evidently been stricken while des cending the stairs MrsLuke had recently returned from a roundtheworld cruise and had remained at her home much of the time since then tel ling friends she was fatigued as a result of the trip She had not been ill however A lifelong resident of Hamp loved o e States Canada Alaska mi fcixTni mp which took her to the Panama in the na LOU MALLORY LUKE Picture taken on S S Presi dent Garfleld when Mrs Luke left on world cruise air base in an that ervew at since this country would have to bear the brunt of continental de fense the Latin American repub lics should cooperate fully in the of vital defense bases particularly in the vicinity of Panama canal She was a member of the Jiampton Womans club the Na tional League of American Pen women the Iowa Authors club and the Iowa Federation of Wom en s clubs She served as first sec retary of the Iowa Authors club also as vice presidentShe was once poetiy chairman for the third district of the Iowa Federa tion of Womensclubs Born and reared in Hampton Luke spent her early life on and is aways thankfu Part of my life She at AMC one at tendedschool at Cedar Falls and studied music at Salt Lake City She was a country school teacher and also taught music In 1912 she was married to Andy Luke Besides writint verses which hare been published in many roagaunes newspapers and an thologies in the United States and reprinted in Loadon news Mrs Lake has written several songs When the Son Goes Down on a Little Prairie is her greatest achieve ment in the songwriting field she felt and represents It years of hard work It was done m collaboration with Gus Kahn andI Neil Moret and published hy Irvine Berlin There are now recordings of it Mrs Luke wrote exclusively for uus Kahn who is with Metro OoidwynMayer Mrs Luke was ilso the author of Mille Lac Walte Prof Paul Stoye has com posed music for two of her poems Sod vy and Prairie Mrs Lukes volume Whos Who Among Prairie Poets dedi ated To Iowa and Her First One lundred Years was published by the Kuhne Publishing company The first book to be issued in uj luwa n the centennial year of the stale the book had been strongly rec ommended by N G Kraschol who VRV governor al that time Tim Hampton wrilci culld Poems from her works in A FIRE DESTROYS AniC OF HOME South Department Is Called Four Lines of Hose Used at Site Fire of unknown origin dam aged most of a third floor apart ment m thehome of Mrs Elean or H Rasp 622 Delaware avenue northeast Friday morning Firemen encountered difficulty n fighting the blaze because of the wayin which the apartment was constructed in the remodeled ftome according to Chief Dan bcire of the fire department The fire was held to the attic apartment although damage re sulted from smoke and water reaching the lower floors of the home The south company also answered the alarm Four lines ot inch hose were used and the salvage com pany remained until midafter noon cleaning up debris the Mason City GlobeGazelle feature Prairie Poets and in corporated them in the book W Hall managing editor of the GlobeGaxette wrote a pre face for the compilation and ihe poets themselves offered illum inatiog biographical material In 1938 she was appointed as delegate to the fourth interna lonal conference of National Press Women m Paris France but the onference was not held because I the war crisis Her most recent trip saw her leave Jersey City N J Dec 31 oing through Havana Cuba Pan ma Los Angeles and San Fran isco Cal the Philippines Japan ninaMalaya Ceylon India and i Surviving ave two Bun H iMailorj Ed Malloiy r Hampton and noohiv Arthur Mallory 0 Clear Lake ROCKWELL MAN FACES CHARGE Blood Test Taken of Ambrose Cahalan as Result of Accident ota which Tii i i killed near Des r MoinesWednes day nightFridayfaced charges o tailure to give half the hfghway when meeting another car Jasue County Attorney LuthsiM Carr said Friday Cansaid he was told the Cabalan party washurrying to Des Moines in order thai the victim might attend graduation ex ercises for senior student nurses at Iowa Methodist hospital in Des Moines Cahalan was married at Hock ford Wednesday morning and Miss Kruggel acted as bridesmaid Mrs Cahalan Friday was releasec Irom Iowa Lutheran hospital Her husband was also injured in the accident which occurred when Cahalans car and one driven by O A Klinge of Minneapolis col lided 20 miles northeast of Des Moines A blood test showed no basis for a charge of driving while intoxi cated to be filed although a part lyfilled whisky bottle allegedly was found in the Rockwell mans car Coroner Ralph Toland of Jasper county said no inquest would be held in the death of Miss Krufigel 90OBOMVED FROM FLANDERS About OneThird of Original B E F Is Estimated to Be Home LONDON British sources estimated Friday that of about 90000 British Drench and Belgians had been landed in England from the Flanders battleground About twothirds these are British The tofal figure 90000 s approximately onehalf the ori of the B E F force 175000 in Flanders Hence aoout onethird or 58 000 of the onginal British force isestimated oy these sources to fae safely lome There are no figures here on to tal British or allied casualties However both French and Brit sn sources estimate German cas ualties at about 500000 British AntiAircraft ruiser Sunk by Bomb JK Norways Coast LONDON admiralty nday announced the loss of the ritlsn cruisercur cw The 4290ton ship was sunl uiv jiuj ui i viat or iNorway the announcement WORD SPREADS OF VITAL NEWS SENT BY ITALY Information May Mean Hitler Now Thinks French Planes Minor By LOUIS f LOCHNER spread Friday through the zone of operations that a com munication of the greatest im portance has been received from Italy The general opinion was that Premier Mussolinis entrance into the war was only a question 0 tlTOe Possibly a few days This information if correct is believed to mean that Adolf Hitler considers the French air force no longer a formidable military fac An understanding was said to exist that the Italian premier would come in after any formid able danger of attack from the air lor his industrial region fronting on France had been removed NAZIS RELEASED FOE NEW TASKS BERLIN main body of the French forces in the Flan ders pocket has been dispersed or captured and the blasting attack on remnants of their British com radesinarms is progressing the German high command Friday adding ominously that the bulk of the nazi divisions now are releasedfor new tasks It remained to be seen whether Rear Guard of French Gets to Port PARIS divisions the French rear guard for allied retreat from Flanders hav rought thenway to Dunkerque i was announced Friday afternoon These divisions Perhaps men underwent the shattering at Uek in Flanders were said to have reached the channel port as Germanys mechanized Jeglons laid slere to the town Arnwred columns smashed t the Dunkerque gateway an slashed around the French rea guard which covered itself in th manner of Caesars in by armored phalanxes The French infantry and artil lery kept to the middle of th moving rectangle while tank guarded four sides The divisions said to be com manded by Gen Rene Jacque Adolphe Piioux whom the Ger mans say is their bat tered a path part way througl o line ialong the ARiver Somme 70 miles north of Paris or an attempt to invade England some 20 miles from the channe coast or both Overcast skies in the channe region brought respite to the bat tered British and French that still lived and fought on the coas tal plain or within two tinypock ets on the fringe of the triangu lar trap The murky sky however did not shield the allies entirely for new destruction was piled on the old at Dnnkerque Germanys mosquito fleet of torpedo speedboats chalked op another allied destroyer The hirh command said it was sunk off the Belgian coast The high command again pic tured Great Britains attempt to extricate her expeditionary force from the threecornered hell in Flanders The attack against the remain der of the English army in the flat country only a few kilome ters deep protected by the rising waters of the canals along the coast between FurnesBergucs and west of Dunkerque is in pro gress the communique said The opponent here is stoutly resisting in order to rescue as many soldiers as possible on ships if necessary even without equip ment The French forces apparently n worse position for withdrawal lo the coast were said In the main o have been dispersed or cap ured but the high command ac knowledged that some detach ments are still resisting locally Many of the French were squeezed into two subordinate traps north ol Lille and south of lch lles of the bloody Flanders triangle 40 miles or so from Dnnker que How many poilus were jammed nto these two 50 quare miles and 24 square miles one knew How many men still fought in ill the Flanders zone no on knew but original estimates for the Ger mans have ranged from 440000 o 600000 and for the allies Irom W000 to a halfmillion or more ast Day to Receive Million Reward for Capture of Hitler PITTSBURGH flrVIhis is the ast day to claim the re ard posted by 50 wealthy Pitts urghers for capture of Adolf Hit er The offer expiring at midnight nday specifies that the German hancellov be delivered unhurt nto custody of the league of na ons o be tried before a high our of justice for his ciimcs against the peace and dignily ol the world th ight and ompe toe bloody retreat in daylight warships rushed the evacuation of the weary wartorn units which had At the same time the vessel landed new food and war supplie French still fighting at the southern end of the coni dor to the sea The PrUnx units a military spokesman jatt reached Dun Germanreports said that Gen era Priouje his staff and an un determined number of his men were captured The situation for the French troops still inside the nazi pockc remained grave but not desper ate the soke ate the spokesman said With the line of mounts sa muuuiii sa fractured the held an ad vantage for maintaining the breach however still new Mount Cassel Dunkerque was described as an armed camp held solidly Like an ancient fortress Dun kerque is protected by a semi circular moat or mnddy water several miles wide which rushed m from the sea when the allies opened the canal locks Military sources said thai Ger mans advancing from the south west had ground to a halt at the waters edge On the northeast side of the o e port they said the nazis have not yet reached the water barrier and he allies are combatting them in Uie area between it and the Yser The Germans said raids on Dunkerque continued although adverse weather considerably hampered the nazi flyers British troops to toll fire from war Units in Calais were said slill o be fighting despite violent Ger man attacks There was renewed activity on Kth sides of the SommeAisne jleuse river front running from the English channel cast to the Maginot line This was limited to localized zones with the French armies on he Somme launching several small operations1 which drew jerman counterthrusts but left he line unchanged The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly doody Friday Satartay hfht rain extreme east Satar no decided chance in tem Peratare MINNESOTA Partly ckuce in e IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 17 Minimam Thursday 45 At 8 a m Friday M YEAR AGO Maximum 92 Minimum f By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS B E R LI cu trapped allies in Flanders inti three isolated groups aim death blow informed Ger mans say Dunkerque attack continued furiously units of onetrapped French armj fight way tocoast militarj spokesman says renewed ac tJvity onsouthern front A SOUTHEAST COAST Port in England ol thousands of British surviv ors of Flanders battle landed from armada of transports predic Italy wiH lash out withou warning when time comes to strike for her aspirations TOKIO Japan ready to demand voice in settlement of European war to protect in terests in Netherlands Eas Indies ITALIANS WILL MOVE FIRST a x Announcement of Entry Into War Will Corne After Actions Started ROME close to th government saidFriday that any announcment of Italys entrance mto the European war probably would come only after the Italian forces already had moved and that ihe world probably would learn of the first actions from points out side Italy Widepread belief that Italian participation was imminent came from Premier Mussolinis call for a cabinet meeting next Tuesday to discuss important matters Fascist practice has been to di vulge momentous decisions after iiey have been taken through the fascist grand council which in cludes most of the cabinet There las been no announcement how ever of a summons for a council meeting Italys assurance of her desire to keep peace in the Balkans was un derstood to depend on the success of those states in maintaining their neutrality against the allies who have been accused of seeking to spread the war there LOOK INSIDE FOR WILBUR SHAW Completion ol Race Ajain Wins Auto Speed Cbuic m Indianapolis PAGE 9 Survivors of Flanders Tefl Storiej of Horror PAGE 2 230 to Hear J Edfar Hoover PAGE a TRAPPEDFORCE CONTINUING TO ESCAPE BY SEA Germans Claim Last Allied Armies Isolated Into Three By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Italys entrance into the the longawaited plunge to join her axis part ner Germany was consid ered imminent by observers with the German army on the western front Friday Hitler was reported pre paring a sensational an nouncement involving Italy as word spread that a communication of the greatest importance had been received from Italy Paris reported two divi sions of the French rear guard covering the allies re treat from Flanders have slashed their way through German lines to the English channel Halfstarved numbed with weariness but still wanting other crack at Jerry tens ot thousands of British tommies and French poilus arrived at fitMh ports Friday while other trpops s Port of ot historys London reported about M WO survivors of the bloody bat tle of Flanders have landed in Rutland About were British The story of allied casualties remained untold but both French and British said the Germans had lost 5M 000 men in he 22dayold war in the west Wholesale slaughter of Hitlers conquering warriors was Indi cated in a Berlin dispatch which that 100 huge carrying 20 soldiers sitting eight lying on used in one day in a single section on the western front to transport wounded traps to hospitals In the flight from Flanders British tommies fought to hold he allies escape port of Dim kerque and stem the nazt advance to the sea Dunkerque itself was a keltle drum of dinning antiaircraft fire The Germans reported wipinr out a British pocket near sel 20 miles south of Dunker que when the tommies at tempted to break through to the north to reach Dunkerque Trapped French forces in ihe jille area were said in Berlin to have practically ceased to ec st An early attempt by Adolf Hitler to split England and France with separate offers of threat of callingGermanys axis part ner Italy into the forecast in London Friday Hitlers purported peace offer t was said in London would he wiftly rejected The allies have rawed to make no separate peace on any terms The German fuehrer and Propaganda Minister Goebbels were in conference Hitlers headquarters to prepare a sen sational bly the peace overture XT Nazis asserted that 3 000 000 rench soldiers alone have been illed taken prisoner or facing im minent annihilation since the war n the west began with the smash hrough the low countries 22 days go and it was declared that the Hies in Flanders were falling iack not in orderly retreatit is flight British soldiers enroule to rest n Englands flowering country ide declared grimly that they had nflicted five casualties to one on the Germans in Flanders but the of nearly every mans lips For Gods sake give us more irplanes Meanwhile the German hifh command reported that the warn body French ;