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Ottumwa Daily Courier (Newspaper) - May 28, 1940, Ottumwa, Iowa
16 pages. I whirr from Hill Lei id Wurr la a it it in it and or curate Reimert from in Lin nor kit new from Lorn wet Ion and adjoining Tartu of anathema Iowa and Northern Missouri. Courier weather. Partly Troudy to Nuht 5 we4nhiu% fair and continued Mil. fair rather Cool . A to a. Rn., Oil 2 p. Rn., 43. Sunrise 4 porn. In Una it i St 4 p. In Trice five cents. Ottumwa Iowa tuesday May 28, 1940. Vol. 79, no. 46.�?ninety-Seconi army surrenders to Germany a a aaa aaa aaa aaa French Brand capitulation of Leopold a treason aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa allies mass for a now or never offensive a British French to carry on Churchill withdrawal of Leopold wont end War against it Hitler commons told. London in Prima minister Chu Rehill told commons today in a Brief War statement that the British and French would ignore the capitulation ordered by King Leopold of Belgium and would carry on with All vigor. Adding that the belgian min-1 inters had declared themselves the Ltd Only Legal government of thai country he pointed out that they i had determined to continue the War despite the King. A nothing which May happen to the prime minister said solemnly a in this Battle can in any Way relieve us of our duty to defend the world cause to which we have bound ourselves a a grave peril Quot increased. A Thunder of cheers arose then in the House surrender of the belgian army. Churchill went on had appreciably added to the a grave peril Quot of the a British expeditionary Force in Flanders but the troops were nevertheless in Good heart although beset on three sides and from the sir. Cries of a shame Quot went up in the old Halls of the House on the announcement of the capitulation As the applause roared Forth again he declared that the news from the continent should not Quot destroy our Confidence in our Power to make our Dis-4 Aster and grief to the ultimate defeat of our enemy Quot Quot prepare for heavy meanwhile he said the House must Quot Pieta a itself for hard and heavy tidings a the British expeditionary Force he went on was fighting in Quot grievous peril Quot but with the Quot utile St discipline and tenacity. Then he promised a further statement. Perhaps next week when tho grave situation involving the British troops can be known and measured the British and Fieney governments instructed their generals immediately to dissociate themselves from this procedure and to persevere in operations in which they now Are engaged. Churchill informed the House. Quot Mot la a dig a i have no intention to suggest to the Bouse that we should attempt at this moment to pass judgment on the action of the King St at the belgians in his capacity As commander in chief of the belgian army a Churchill declared Churchill said the belgian government had dissociated itself from the King s action and had declared itself the Only Legal government of Belgium. St reminding the House that the situation of British and French troops was a extremely grave Quot Churchill declared Quot tho feeling of brotherhood of people who have a fallen under or met German age cession will Quot play its part in better Days. Belgium a army had. He said fought Quot very bravely and Quot buffeted and inflicted heavy spotted fever deaths mounting Cheyenne Veyo. 4 eight deaths from Rocky Mountain spot ted Fogt Vei have to n reported unofficially in Wyoming this year compared to six deaths from the tick borne disease in 1939 and in 1038 the disease caused 19 deaths in the state in 1937. Jap bombs kill scores in chunking chunking. I the foreign Quarter of chunking a new residential District was severely bombed by japanese planes today in the first Aerial attack on the City proper since aug 5, 1939, taking a heavy toll of chinese civilians. Forty one bodies were counted shortly after the raiders passed and at least Joo were believed wounded. More than 150 bombs fell on the District and 50 houses were destroyed Duce ready a in i in it at last Loaid Hitler the surrender of the i belgian army was expected in foreign circles Here today to hasten Italy a Entrance into the War to help Germany finish of the allies and win a share of the Victor s gains. Official italian comment on the new disaster for the allies however was not immediately available to was disclosed that French citizens attempting to leave Italy had been stopped because they had no exit visas. Allied Sounes said that the requirement for exit visas was new and that thus far it had been in i voted Only against frenchmen. The stopping of frenchmen without visas suddenly and with out notice Allied informants said gave Rise to rumours that Italy had closed her frontiers with France and Switzerland. These proved unfounded. Reports from the Border today said traffic Between Italy and Switzer j land remained Normal. Maps showing the German possibilities of bombing and invading England have been widely pub pushed with the extremist Clements hoping these will tend to overcome the hesitancy of the More cautious citizens who have hoped that a stiff Allied resistance might keep Italy on the sidelines. 1\1 nazis claim 1 smashing gain on Broad front refugee belgian government a disowns King refuses to obey a Central Pratt ready for invasion of England Here in part of the Fleet of fast toi a do boats Germany is reported grooming to participate Iii the forthcoming invasion of England. The German plan in to secure All Channel ports from which they will wage a Long Range bombardment of the British roast Ender cover of the bombardment troops will be swiftly ferried to England under Protection of these torpedo boats and a Fleet of submarines. Ottumwa plans big Flag Day Observance unveil 8-ton Olmem native Hail Monument Lexington Nib. Up a dramatic Story of the part the Iron Hoise played in winning the West was commemorated by dedication of an eight ton Granite Boulder today three Miles West of Here where on August 7, 1867. A band of Cheyenne Indiana wrecked a Union Pacific freight Tram Anil scalped members of its Crew. Clinton u. Bowels of Gary ind. Whose father. Brooks Bowers was a victim to the red Man s determination to Stop the railroads Progress was designated to unveil the Monument will spend $25,892 on school repairs a $25,892 program of summer maintenance repair work and equipment replacement for Ottumwa Public schools was approved by the Board of education at a special meeting monday afternoon. Cost of the program is about $5,000 higher than the average amount allocated to this we Ork i each year school authorities advised. Principal among the items Are exterior painting jobs laying new floors and some new equipment. Several of the projects were on the tentative program a year ago hut were chopped off when school directors reduced original Esti a mates. Paralysed in fall from Hoof Des Moines. Up of Doyle Marshbanks. 26, sustained a possible fractured Back yesterday when he fell seven feet to the ground while serving As a Volunteer worker repairing his pastors garage roof. Hospital attendants said Marshbanks condition we As serious and that he was paralysed from the Waist Down he was one of a group of members of Miller memorial United Brethren Church which had volunteered to reproof the garage of the minister the Rev. Harvey l. I Herlein. Mile to speak june 14 following Parade to Central Park. In the belief that Flag Day this year deserves unusual attention in the United states because of world conditions a committee in i charge of the Ottumwa observe i Ance june 14 is making plans for the biggest such event in years. The main speaker will be Frank Miles Veteran of the world War and editor of the Low s legion Aire Many other events Are planned by the joint american legion and elks committee however an it i a Crow d of thousands is anticipated. The program in Central Park is to begin at 8 p. In. And is to include music by the Ottumwa municipal band and other features in addition to the main address. Clyde e Jones representing the elks w ill preside or Miles will speak on a whither America Quot preceding this however there we ill be a Parade in this line of March which is to begin its formation by 7 of clock at main and court streets will be two bands scores of patriotic military and youth organizations and others the Parade line will extend East on main to Green Street North to second Over second to court and then to the Park. Character actor Hies. Hollywood. Zip Walter Connolly 52-year-old character Star of the screen died today. His repro i imitative Myron Selznick said the actor had been ill a Short Lime and Giat he w a found dead in his Home England sports gird i for invasion a Southeast port England. Up preparations to meet a threatened German invasion w Ere rushed along this vulnerable stretch of j the British coast tonight and civilians awaited a government order to move farther Inland. Most residents of these Small Channel ports nazi bombers could reach some of them in five minutes from the germans positions on the continent Are convinced that i the government will Send them to safer areas now that Belgium has surrendered their children already Are Leav i ing gordian Long Range artillery could Shell Dover Deal and Folkestone from the French coast Lindy ousted by Lafayette is Carrilie speech brings removal As honorary member. Paris. I honorary membership in the Lafayette is Carrilie conferred on col. Charles a Lindbergh after his 1927 Atlantic crossing was withdrawn today by order of the Trench and air association of american Volunteer a in Bat ants in the French army in 1914-18, representing former pilots of the is Carrilie. The association announced its action was the result of Lindbergh a speech of May 10, which it classified As Quot definitely opposed to the spirit of american volunteers of the Lafayette is Carrilie and foreign legion who rushed to the defense of France in 1914.�?� t he association s announcement said the title of honorary member we As conferred on colonel Lindbergh Quot in a moment of enthusiasm 4 a it Pitt Furd in Fin 8, my. I. Hail belgian surrender As marking collapse of allies in Flanders. Berlin. Up a new break through French Border fortifications Quot on a Broad front was announced by the German High command today As Belgium a army Laid Dow h its arms on command of its King. The communique reported heavy fighting against the allies Quot embittered resistance a which it said was partly broken with nazi legions advancing to within six Miles of the belgian City of Bruges crossing the Scheldt canal West of Valenciennes and capturing the French Towms of orchids and Douai South of Lille. Quot the big Battle in Flanders and Artois has reached a Climax Quot it said. Nazi forces Hail Quot gained ground rapidly against the belgians the communique said and Quot in recognition of its hopeless situation the belgian army under the leadership of its King in strength of about 400,000 to 500,000 men Laid Down its arms. Would retain kingship. By capitulating Leopold saved his throne so far As the germans Are concerned. Adolf Hitler was reported Quot profoundly stirred both by the soldierly attitude of the belgian King and at his political Wisdom in capitulating when in the German View further resistance was hopeless assuming Germany is victorious Leopold will he permitted to continue functioning As King informed sources predicted the German gains accompanied by Sharp air and naval blows included the French towns of la Bassee. Bou Borg Hazebrouck and Merville fierce Buttle la South. Fierce Allied resistance on the Southern front was indicated by the High command s report that in one repelled attack 30 Allied tanks were destroyed. A nazi torpedo boat was credited with sinking a 3.000-ton transport and the communique said an Aerial bomb scored a hit on an Allied destroyer in the English Channel. Renewing raids on harbours at the Back of the trapped British and French armies the germans said they bombed the water fronts of Zeebrugge nieuport Ostend and Dunke que germans hailed King Leopold a decision As a i elude to collapse cont i ii it 4 it Pas ral. 4, Weygand May Start attack along Aisne within 36 hours. Bern. Switzerland. I thirty Allied divisions were reported moving into position tonight South of the aisle River near Rethel for a Quot now or never offensive to Rescue French and British forces trapped in the germans Lille pocket. Reports reaching Here from both sides of the War zone indicated that Allied Generalissimo maxims Weygand had placed a major part j of this Force in Posi Uon before the belgians surrendered. Allied divisions Range from 15.000 to 18.000 men�?450.000 to 640.000 in the 30 divisions reported massed for attack. Must strike now. Both Allied and German sources Here believed that if Weygand found that he had time he would i strike within the next 36 hours. The Center of the French con i cent ration was reported to be Midway Between Rethel and Mont Medy on the Alane River. Allied German and Neutral military attaches in Bern Gener-1 ally agreed that Weygand must j strike now or lose not Only the in i circled armies of the North but i risk a German offensive in the Rethel area 95 Miles Northeast of Paris. A German blow in this area might Cut under the Maginot line to Rheims and Paris. German sources said that when the belgian line was broken yesterday fresh nazi reserves were moved immediately into the Sedan sector to Block an expected Allied counteroffensive. Six killed in crash of u. S. Bomber iowan among victims of desert tragedy. Contrast to Albert. Paris. It pm shouts of Quot treason a and Quot pro German Quot were heard in the streets of Paris Utlay when frenchmen Learned of the Capitu Premier Pierlot move to rally new fighting Force to Aid allies. Bulletin. Par belgian leaders in France announced today they had decided to a a disown King Leopold after his order for unconditional surrender of the belgian army. The leaders said they would meet at the belgian embassy today to Lay charges against the 38-year-old Monarch and organize a provisional government. The derision to a a disown the King was reached at a meeting today they said. Of Roy r. Corter. Paris. Up the belgian army surrendered unconditionally to the germans today under orders from King Leopold Iii breaking the Back of the Allied armies of the North and bringing the Battle of Flanders to its culminating Point. That blow Waas heavy As the collapse of the army of Gen. Andre corps in the Battle of the Meuse May 15, which permitted the germans to break through France to the English Channel and split the Northern and Central Allied forces. The French and British remnants of general Blanchard a Northern army carried on the Flanders fight but a military spokesman acknowledged their resistance was a extremely Central front vital now. The outcome of the War now turns on the Central front along the Somme and aisles Rivers and Down the main mag Mot line defences the belgians battered Back a1 March Field. Calif or two officers and a Crew of four in a Douglas bomber were killed last. Night in a crash near Mojave Moat to their Western Shore by 18 Calif Days of Blitzkrieg capitulated be one Man Sergt John b. Stew a Lawn today Art of Midway Ala survived the til allies lost the military sup Ray a a Quot to �?oj1� a by try cd aah but he was injured seriously. Put of 250,000 m in in in belgian u 1 Leopold in of the he a Nown to the general hos divisions and the French port of belgians. Pital in san Francisco Early today. Dunke que where supplies have the Man in the Street contrast those killed were it been reaching the hem rued in de Leopold a action with the four-1 second Lieut. Jess a Smith 30, Allied Armit. Was left undefended year dogged stand of his father Riverside Calif. German announcement said Quot the beloved and fearless Albert. Second Lieut. Charles a Nis belgian forces Quot affected by the the French recalled How their Holt 25 Riverside whose parents capitulation May roughly comprise knit <1 we i tiles we of is a 4 4<11 11111114 m Lair a it Ltd i s. Ate i. And Mia Leonard a Nis a a Belt Alton ii. Private Thurman t. Owens Riverside private Wayne a Kaufman whose Mother is mrs. Rita Kauf a a air f j Man 500 North Street. Burling agent is confessed a h a a. A a private Doyle h bean Kirby murder of rail is confessed Buffalo n y. I asst. District attorney Gordon Steele said today a charge of manslaughter first degree has been placed against Lawrence a of Lally 40. Unemployed father of six children Ville Texas. Private Eugene a. Schulz. Twin Falls Dado half a million Belgium a unconditional surrender was announced to the startled French National by Premier Rey Naud in a bitterly sarcastic speech in which he called the action Quot without precedent in Sondime Aisne lines hold. But the French High command declared the allies would continue to fight and their lines were holding along the Somme and Aisne Steele said of Lally in a signed statement admitted beating Frank maroc 7li v Lake which d. Cooper. 82, Glen Ellyn Iii. Run a bombing Range chief transportation agent at Chi Mojave desert the plane was a b-18 Douglas River lines to the Maginot bulwark bomber of the 34.t bombardment in he was. Group it was on a night bombing heavy German attacks along the Mission. The crash occurred Meuse River Weie said to have Colic p in officials mid at lapsed under hot Rise bom Trench is the positions. Whom of Lally surrendered last predicted a fair anti rather Cool plated Reyn rat quoted him a saying he memorial Day Holiday for Iowa a Eago of the Union Pacific rail j Road who died in a Hospital sat a a a j urday a few hours after he was found severely beaten in a Down fair and Cool town hotel room ,. _ Cooper was a native it of Clear it or memorial Day Field Iowa and formerly lived i in Omaha Lea the weather detective chief Ai Thor i Britt i Bureau today looked ahead and 1 to night quoted Nim As saying met Cooper at a bar accompanied thursday him to his hotel room after a few Hie forecast for tonight was i drinks and administered the beat Quot partly Cloudy and wednesday ing in resentment at overtures will be fair and continued Cool j made to him by the Railroad Man. I the Bureau said Quot he told me Quot Britt added a that temperatures Over the slate he took Coopers hat arid coat tie averaged four degrees below nor cause he a. A Little blood on him j Mal during the last 24 hours yes and then discarded them in an Al j for Day a High Reading in the state Ley neat the medical examine Romeo n de Dominie who issued a certificate Clarinda had a Low of 42 last of homicide said Cooper had been night. Beaten around the face and had skies Over the East half of the in the although the belgian army admittedly was an Quot important Force Quot in the Allied Campaign to atop the German Advance. Reynaud said it had suffered Many casualties and a Many other belgian soldiers undoubtedly had been taken prisoner. To reorganize belgian army. Belgian Premier Pierlot broadcasting Over the French radio Reft Udo a statement that belgian government had decided to continue the fight and had ordered reorganization of belgian forces in France. Pierlot said his government had no part in Leopold s decision and declared that the act of one Man does not commit the entire French military sources called w As 72. Recorded a Carroll in the belgian King s order Quot personal Wood Clarinda and Cedar rapids. 4 <><1 1 111. 4 we sos 4, "4. So nazi planes raze belgian town this Mother and her three Idi Ildren anointing to the Britten caption Are shown wandering through Hie smouldering ruins of a town in Belgium Atter the German air raid which created this havoc. Wont molest u. S. Liner Germany German gov. Eminent informed the United states embassy today that the strictest orders had bean issued to German naval units not to molest the United states Toter president Roosevelt on its journey to Ireland to evacuate americans. Germany however warned Tbs embassy thai it had inform urn that Germany s a Neitha. In an rite search for used planes apparently and the Rev. Richard Vandenberg fort to disturb am Erica a Verib an is due to the absence of mass pro of Pella As trustees of the Mali relations planned a attack Oft j do Tion of this Type of plane. J tuition. I the Roosevelt stifle of a severed artery in the lower hip. Allies seek used sport planes St. Louis. Second hand american sport planes Are being sought by the allies for observation work at the front it was Learned today. Guarded inquiries have been made in flying circles Here about 1939 models of a certain Type of three place monoplane the state were Cloudy this morning White the Western half enjoyed mostly Clear weather. Davenport reported .35 of an Inch of rain. Waterloo had ,30, Charles City 29 and Dubuque -28. It a raining this morning at Charles City Dubuque Iowa fails Marshalltown Ames and Cedar rapids school trustees n amed. Pella. The trustees of Central College yesterday elected p. B. Mouw of Sioux Center Iowa. Attorney j h. Johnson of Knoxville
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