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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             u L Mis r wty 4 AR r o E P r OF io a A c o M P JfiTi Mt NORTH IOWAS IDAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME THE KEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 I94l MASON CITY THE BRIGHT THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 108 JUO BRITISH SAY RUMANIA ENEMY LAND NAZIS RAF RENEW SS BATTLES OF NAZI COAST STARTS FIGHT Plane Engagements Over Channel Largest Since Last September LONDON UR British and German air squadrons Friday fought mass air battles in the English channel region on a scale comparable to the great plane en gagements of last September The air action flared up on both sides of the Dover Strails apparently touched off by an other sweep of the French in vasion coast by a huje fleet of Royal Air Force bombers pro tected by a heavy fighter es cort In Berlin the official DNB news agency claimed that nine Spitfire planes were shot down by nazi interceptors when the British attempted to strike inland hy air over the French coast German long range artillery opened up with a bombardment east Britain about noon Berlin The RAF attack on the French coast between Calais and Cap Gris Nez lasted for several hours Mist covered the Straits oE Dover at intervals and thethud ot heavy explosions was heard Irom the French coast British observers witnessed no cliallenire of he RAF by German fighters during the at tack However it was not long be lore a great fleet of nazi war planes roared into action if RAF fighters squadrons at tacked the German planes like a swarm of bees For 15 minutes a gveat battle raged among the clouds with British and German planes darting and diving in close combat Finally observers reported the British fighter squadrons succeeded in smashing the Ger man attacking formation and the planes were driven off Spent cannon shells and ma chine gun gullets pattered down on buildings and roads around Folkestone indicating that can nonarmed planes were takin part in Ihc combat for Love What Chance Is There for o Fellow in My Business Asks Cupid Surveying World Feb 14 1941 Diekj Hove son of Frid f There is littleof cated to St Valentine and love ai me hemisphere as he gazed at Africa and souther tswarner photo Kayenay engraving LENNAN BAKERY WALKOUT ENDS Increased Wages and 16 Month Contract Accepted by Drivers Settlement of Ihe walkout of union drivers at the Chuck ten nan bakery was announced Fri day noon after two days of ne gotiations between company and union oflicials The walkout oc curred on Thursday last week The negotiations resulted in the signing of a contract effective un til June I 1942 calling for a guar anteed weekly wage of S30 for Ihc drivers phis a 5 per cenl commis sion on all sales over S200 weekly also a one week vacation and a S25 cash settlement to each man for time lost The drivers previously drew weekly plus 7 per cent commission for sales over a week Appreciation of the cooperation shown by company officials dur ing the negotiations was expressed Kenneth Baker secretary treasurer the union who was associated with the business agent in the deliberations In addition to Mr Lennan Remley J Glass represented the bakery All five of the drivers includ ing one who did not participate in the walkout have joined the union it was reported and complete har mony has been restored between the men and management Mr Lennan said that Sweetheart bread and most of the bakervs nther products would be available in local shops Salurday morning f Reds Not to Stop Nazis in Bulgaria ISTANBUL quar ters and sources close to the so viet embassy said Friday that Russia can and will do nothing to impede German occupation of Bul garia At the same time it was said that axis quarters have attempt ed to bring pressure on Turkey to persuade her to stand aloof in the event of a German drive across Bulgaria It was said thai this pressure nau failed to result in any Turk ish commitment Sofia reported ihyt Bulgaria had started negotiations with Tur key in an effort to avoid a Bul garianTurkish clash in event the Germans enler Bulgaria These negotiations weresaid to have produced no tangible results but no offensive move by Turkey is expected so long as Germany lim its herself to mere occupation of Bulgaria LOOK INSIDE FOR Bedford Youth Dies When Struck by Car of Blockton Woman 0BKPTORD Blanc 19 of Bedford was killed instant ly Thuisday when he stepped in front of a car Deputy Sheriff T V Lacy said was driven by Mr Glade Dowling o Blockton Iowa Blanc was an assitsant at his fathers filling station and appar ently failed to see the Dowling machine when he stepped from behind a customers car the officer said No inquest will be held Porky Is Canned After Costly Kick LEMARS is safe ly canned now but farmer Donald Mobning wondered Friday if it was worth it With his helper Frank Lauters standing by to aid Mohning pro ceeded lo butcher Porky by cutting the animals throat The hog gave a last vigorous kick and Lauicrs was taken o a doctor who took eight stitches m the farmers hand Plan Funeral for Drake U Official Junior Colleges in Iowa Falls Meeting STATE PAGE Johawks Win Battle With Holy Family SPORTS PAGE TURKISH NATION READY TO FIGHT Government Press in Reiteration of Stand to Stop Axis Powers ISTANBUL Turkey governmentcontrolled Turkish press declared Friday that Turkey was prepared to fight because we cannot be disinterested when a foreign army passes into Bul garia The obviously inspired articles were interpreted as Turkeys neg ative answer to an axis diplomatic campaign to win the Ankara gov ernments promise to remain still in case nazi forces move through Bulgaria as expected lo get at Greece and lo the shores of the Mediterranean LAW REQUIRING PREMARRIAGE TESTS PASSED Measure Approved by Senate 45 to 2 Now Goes to House DES MOINES low senates Valentine greeting lo the lovelorn Friday was a 45 to 2 vote of approval for the marriage health bill The measure which now goes to the house uf representatives would require a t a rbouml couples to submit to a healfh test within 20 days prior to their application for a marriage license County clerks would be em powered to deny the license ap plication of any couple who does not present H health cerlificate if Only one amendment to the bill as originally introduced on the first day of the session by Senator John P Berg RCedar adopted This proposal by Sen Hampton in whose district the litlle Brown church islocated dial Iowa officials be empow ered to license nonresident ap plicants from stales having a similar law provided the ap plicant submits a health certif icate in accordance with the law of his home state Senator Dewcy E Goodcs R Blooinfield amendment to limit application of the marriage health requirement lo nonresident per sons whose home states have such a law was volcd down The Gooele amendment would have exempted residents of Iowa as well as residents of Missouri which has no marriage health law On the final roll call Goodc voted no on the bill along with Senator H S Love Another amendment which was voted down was offered ly Senator Leo Elthou R permitting osteopaths as well as medical doctors to give the marriage health lest The bill was passed without any provision as to the fee which a physician may charge in giving the tests Senator Berg predicted hat for the most part it would be free A provision timitiilg the physi cians Ice to S2 per person was one of Ihc chief objections of fered to n similar bill which died in senate committee two years ago after passing the house In support of the bill BerR noinlcd to the increase in the number of marriage licenses is sued in Iowa border counties in recent years since Ihe ad option of marriage health legis lation in other stales In Dubuque county for ex ample 3772 licenses were is Furd in 1939 ten times the num ber issued in 1935 Clinton county issued 345 mar licenses in 1935 and 2365 in 1939 The Scoll county figure was 724 in IM5 and 2911 in 1939 In Chickissaw county where the Little Broivn church is lo cated 1381 couples were licensed in 1939 compared to in 1935 Senator Donoliuc declared however that Ihe lype of people married at the Liltlc Brown church arc not the type of people who would he at tempting to evade the laws of some olhcr stale This is not entirely 1 bill in behalf of the stale of Iowa Berg asserted Approximately 40 stales already have such quanti fications Nor is it the intent of this bill to put anyone on the spot be cause of the particular area from which it comes The purpose of the bill is that Iowa may coop erate and be in line with the olher states that have this legislation Her said Missouri is Ihe only slate bordering Iowa which docs not have a marriage hcallh law already or a bill pending in the legislature In defense of his amendment Goodc charged thai disease is not being scattered by couples Setting married but by people Off to Bolster Alaskas Aerial Defense GREEKS CALL RESERVISTS Athens Government Believed in Fear of Invasion by Germans BITOLJ Jugoslavia At the reekAlbanian Reports from Greece Friday said hat the government apparently n fear of German invasion through Bulgaria or Jugoslavia had called up several additional classes of reservists The Greek air ministry was re ported to have called up all re seryisls of the classes oE 1933 1934 and 1935 as well as electrical ex Jerli classes from 1930 Ihrough 1937 and olhcr specialists of the class of The Greek navy ministry ac cording to these advices called all rcservislr of Die class of as well as M nursing per sonnel from the classes ot 1930 through 1340 All reservists must report within 12 hours The reports gave no idea of how many men were involved 51 Killed and 90 Wounded in British Raids on Hannover BERLIN newspaper Hannovcrschcr Anzeiger said Fri day that 51 persons were killed 90 wounded and an unknown number listed as missing as re sult of British air raids on llani novcr Monday night RAF Bombs Tirana and Durazzo Ports LONDON British bombers attacked Italian air dromes at Tirana capital ot Al bania and Durazzo its chief porl Thursday night the Exchange Telegraph agency reported from Athens Friday Quoting a communique issued by Royal Air Force hcadqnarters 111 Athens the dispatch described the raids on Tirana and Durazzo as the heaviest and most suc cessful of he campaign in Al bania During the night raid hangars ami airdrome buildings were hit the Exchange Telegraph quoted an Alhcns communique as say ing Four twinengined Italian bombers were destroyed on Ihc ground at Tirana SO UK GOT THK DIVORCE ELIZABETH N 1 Hisciie obtained a divorce Thurs day on grounds of desertion He alleged that before she left him his wife put wo pounds of sugar in the gasoline lank of his car and poured shellac into the transmis sion OPERATIONS CONTINUE CAIRO operations against Keren Italian stronghold 35 miles from Asmara Evitrean capital are continuing a middle cast headquarters communique re ported Friday British troops are also steadily extending their area of control in Ethiopia headquart ers said who will noteven be touched by this bill Ellhon whose district in cludes thrcn counties alone the Minnesota border referred to Xorthwood Lake Mills and Forest Cily imporlant towns in those counties as real mar riage factories inlo w h i c h cnmc thousands of dollars a year Nevertheless he voted for the bill Elthons argument for per mitting osteopaths to give the tests was lhat in some commu nities there is no resident medical doctor The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday niglii and Saturday not so cold west and norlhccitral Friday night IHIVNKSOTA Partly cloudy simw flurries northeast and east central somewhat warmer ex rept in Kcrt iiivor valley Firclay nishl Saturday fair IN MASON CITY weather statis 32 8 10 Trace Trace no 19 Trace GlobeGazetic tics Friday Maximum Thursday Mtnimum in Nifthl At 8 a m Friday Precipitation Snowfall YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation J10L Extended Forecast CHICAGO fore cast for tbc period from p m Feb H to p m Feb 19 inclusive Upper Mississippi Valley Iowa Illinois Wisconsin and Minnesota except those portions that drain into the Great The tem perature will average near normal wiih no markedfluctuations indi cated Precipitation light except moderate south and rcniral Illinois Howard end of period VICHY FRANCO COLD TO ITALY Reported Refusing to CoOperate in Spring Attack Against British VICHY France wan in dicated Friday that neither Spain nor France would coopcrale in any GermanItalian campaigns against Great Britain this spring Generalissimo Francisco Fran co of Spain was reporled at his conference with Bcnito Musso lini at Bordiirlicra to have an swered no lo any invilation which Adolf Hitler conveyed through Mussolini lo fake Spain inlo the war Marshal Henri Philippe Pelain was understood to have told Franco that Germany and Ilaly could expect no military support from France now or at any lime during the war i There was a report also that Mussolini had invited Franco to confer with him at Genoa but that the British fleet had blasted Genoa so severely last Sunday that plans were altered Thougli 1amoii Serrano Suner Francos foreign minister anil brotherinlaw has been regard ed as excecdinffly friendly fo Germany and Italy it was rc porlcd that he was no more en thusiastic than Franco for active Spanish participation in the war j According o tlio reports an at j tempt to gel Spain inlo Hie war j originated in Germany But AdolE j Hitler diplomats reported did not want to involve his prestige by risking a refusal so he gol lini to make the bid Spains lood situation is serious Spain has neither n strong fleet nor a strong air force Its long civil war depleted mililary sup plic Britain it was said here could lake reprisals against Spain if it aided Germany and Italy Thus it was helci entirely logical here aside from any other qucs tion that Spain as a matter ot vital self concern should have de clined any invitation jlo weaken itself further by going into the war Marshal Petain and Admiral Jean trancois Darlan vice pre mier arrived back in Vichy Fri day morning and conferred on the railroad station with Gen Charles Hunlziger war minister HOPKINS IX TKIXIDAD PORT OF SPAIN Trinidad UR I Hopkins observer in London for President Roosevelt arrived at a m Friday aboard a PanAmerican Airways clipper cnroute to Washington to report to the white house I FASCISTS STATE CHUTE FORCES LAND IN ITALY Hitler Air Force Drops Land Mines on British Bases By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britain aniiouncut Friday night she noiihl regard Ru mania is territory under enumy occupation beginning Saturday The ministry of economic warfare said U ti m a n i a where there are perhaps 600000 German troops would be regarded as an enemy destination for con traband purposes Whether the new British deci sion following last Mondays break in BritishRumanian diplo matic relations puts the Balkan kingdom in the same category as Germanoccupied France Nor vjay and the lowlandswas not slated immediately It it docs Rumanian oil fields and refineries which supply Hie axis war machine and Rumanian port and military establishments which nazi forces have occupied would become targets tor British air attacks Turkish and Greek readiness to JSnt Germany if nazi legions move through Bulgaria to get at Greece were indicated Friday as the threat of a German offensive gripped the Balkans in anxiety Even such spectacular develop incnls as u reported British al templ to land parachutists in Italy highlight of a new surge of aerial shared atten tion with omens of spreading war in soulheaslern Europe and also in Ihc orient In obviously inspired article Turkeys government controlled press declared the Turks were prepared to fight because we cannot be disinterested when a foreign army passes into Bul garia Reports from Greece reaching Bitolj Jugoslav town on the GreekAlbanian frontier said the Greeks apparently in fear of a German invasion through Bul garia and Jugoslavia had called n iidditionil army reserves The nayLs had been understood lo be pressing Turkey to stand aMde should the German army 30in Italys in war on Greece bul tne Turkish press declaration that are ready to fight1 apparent ly means Berlins diplomalic sure has failed The firsl outward sign of crisis appeared in Sofia when the new commissariat of sup plies ordered clothing and shoe stores o close for three days following a 10day run on Ihcm Britain having broken diplo matic relations with Rumania on whose soil hundreds of thousands of nazis are poised across the Danube from Bulgaria Friday banned commerce with Rumania under the trading with the ene my act Parachulc descent of a heavily armed British dclail to Ihe soil ot southern Italy on a frustrated dynamiting mission under cover of darkness Monday night was reported by the Italian high com mand Bombs from the combined air forces of Italy and Germany rained overnight on Britains positions from Scotland to Af rica anil on her ships at sea Britains own bombers fighuii m two wars swept in daylight Friday over Germanheld ports along the French coast and said to have carried out the heaviest and most successful bombing of the Albanian cam paign Thursday RAF headquarters in Athens said Albanias capital Tirana and the chief Italianheld Albanian port Durazzo as well as Tcpelini an immediate objective of Greek troops were attacked The Albanian bombings paced a Greek ground offensive in   

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