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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS Hisrueu Afir Of IOWA HOME EDITION AILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CiTY THE BRIGHT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEERUAmMJTlgT FAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS BRITISHTILLCHUTE AIMS 6RITISHREPORT IMPORTANT RED 1 SEA PORT HELD Chisimaio Italian Somaliland Harbor Falls Before Advance UR The British middle cast command reported Saturday that South African troops in a slashing offensive into Italian Somaliland have occupied the important port of Chisimaio second largest in the colony The maneuver placed the British column on the Red sea 350 miles south of he capital of Italian Somaliland Mogadis cio with which it is linked by a good coastal road At the same time British fora on the Libyan Ethiopian an intrean fronts smashed again weakening Italian resistance The capture of Chisima1 opened up the possibility of British drive up the Red Sea coa which it successful would plat all Italian Somaliland in Briti1 hands and enable the imperfu forces to reoeeiipy British Som aliland which was evacuated b the British last fall The middle east command re ported that South African troop had captured guns armored ve hides and prisoners at Chisi maio In Chisimaio harbor he communique said one shin was found scuttled and three but still floating The had been set Jugoslav Minister Invited The communique did not indi cate thetaziks were fired by th Its of the British bombardment The South African air force am the royal navy the communiqui said cooperated with the Ian troops who cut across Italiai bomahland m a 150 mile dasl from Kenya The high command ieoorted that a count of war materials cap tured jn the battle south of hazi showed that 103 field guns guns and JO light antiaircraft guns fci into British hands Severe RAF Attacks Made on French Coast LONDON RAF bomb ers assaulted the Germancon trolled channel ports shortly aftei dark Saturday night and a report reaching London said that the French coastline from Dunkerque to Boulogne appeared to be a mass of fire Visibility was good over the Dover strait Unoccupied France Has 6 Weeks Wheat Supply VICIfV France UR The IT 000000 people of unoccupied Trance arc reduced to a weeds supply of wheat with the brwd ration cut to 10i ounce daily a person and unless wheat fom the Unted States in tnc next few weeks all bakenes may be closed by LOOK INSIDE FOR Drasisa Cvetkov c Juos1 Jugoslavias Course to Be te JMgcord With Nazis Premier and Foreign Minister Return From Trip to Berchtesgaden By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS BELGRADE Jugoslavia the Jugoslavias premier and for eign minister arrived at noon Sat iy from Germany where they J a threehour conferencc with Adolf Hitler Friday and went im mediately lo report to Prince Paul he regent Both Premier Drasisa Cvet kovic and Foreign Minister Alk sander CincarMarkovic refused a statement but sources close to the premier earlier hart indicated thai Jujuslavia probably would adopt a course more in accord with German wishes From the station the two states men drove directly to the palace vhere they lunched with Prince 3UI Premier Cvetkovic and Foreign Imister CincarMarkpvic talked itn Hitler and German Foreign Itmster Joachim von Ribbentrop or tnree hours Friday at Berch ccn and informed quarters ere said they were believed to aye been given terms designed o keep Yugoslavia out of war but robably calling for active cipruion in the nazis new order or hutope The regency council an infor mant said will meet in a few days to discuss these terms and formulate Yugoslavias answer Ihcexact content of the terms s not known A communique giving ihc na iion its first knowledge that Hie premier and foreign minister were m Ocrmany said merely thai con versations concerning questions of common interest were conducted m the spirit of friendly existing between the two nations move troops through the country to strike at Greece and possibly the Dardanelles The southern Jug oslav border is less than 40 miles from Salonika Greece In London meanwhile diplo matic and military Circles ex pressed belief German diplomatic moves in the Balkans might be only a smokescreen to mask new axis blows These circles envi sioned an attempted German inva sion of England coupled with a triple axis stab at three of Brit viial Gibraltar and Singapore with Japan helping in the latter CONANT STARTS FOR BRITAIN AS SCIENCE ENVOY Harvard U President to Expedite Information Important in Defense WASHINGTON Roosevelt dispatched Dr James B CoiiBuL president of Harvard Uni versity to England Saturday as Head of a special new mission charged with expediting directly to Washington recent scientific information or importance to na tional defense Other scientists will be given similar assignments from time to time the white house announced Dr Cpiianl a research chem ist was scheduled to leave New York Saturday for Lisbon on the first tee of his journey accom panied by Frederick L Hovde assistant to the president of the University of Rochester in New York state ana by Carroll L Milson special liaison officer of the national defense research committee The Harvard president who tes ified before the senate foreign re ations committee Tuesday ii of the British aid bill thus joined the growing group of prominen American visitors to he be eagucred British Isles Among these Harry L Hopkins vhom the president sen as his personal envoy to London pend appointment of an ambassa dor was homeward bound Satur day He stopped overnight at San luan Puerto Rico where tie was lown from Trinidad by a navy plane when unfavorable iveathci delayed Pan Americans Yankee Clipper Hopkins return apparently sig nalized the departure for London vithin Vinanl Tension in Pacific The journeyof Cvetkovic and CmcarMarkovic to Germany was interpreted by informed quarters n Belgrade as ah indication that me Jugoslav government jad been forced into a corner as a result of Bulgarias apparent readiness to accede to German wishes and Rus sia s nonmterferencc policy in the oalkans FORMER KING ALFONSO In Critical Condition After Heart Attack PAGE 2 Mayor of Narvik to Be Waverly Speaker PAGE 8 Irish Grid Hopes Rest With Leahy SPOfiTS PAGE A similar communique was is sued in Berlin where informed sources asserted Saturday lhal closer economic cooperation be tween Jugoslavia and Germany was an important topic on the t0gChcr wiUl Important political questions They emphasized that slavias copper and especially hn of thc basic raw malenals for manufacture of al essential for Ger many s war industry X The consensus in German po litical circles was that Jugo slavia had broken away from British tics and moved closer to Germany and Italy apparent havimr realized that he fu ture of thc country depended on more intimate cooperation with the axis powers Vital decisions were said to be on tap in Jugoslavia and sources oiilsidc Germany assumed 1 1Departure of the British dip lomatic mission from Bucharest A special train carried 140 Britons and members of nied mission to the Black Sea port of Constan ta where they were to board the rkjsh steamer Izmir for Istan bul Britain broke off diplomatic relnlums wth Rumania Monday and Iriday said it would regard Rumania as a territory under cn beginning Sit 2 Restoration of direct rail w a y communications between Hungary and soviet Russia for the first time since Ihc World war Start Work Order for Bomber Plant at Omaha Is Received OMAHA ijThe district armv engineers office received bv I phone Saturday a sfirt order on the Fort Crook bombcr p ant from thc war department in Washington Peter Kiewif Sons company which has thc contract to super vise construction immediately began to assemble equipment and it is expected first dirt will be moved some time next week The start work order fol lowed final approval of thc con tracts for the plant by Underscc letary of Robert Patterson in Washington few days John G whom the president re ently named ambassador The ppoinlment received senate con innation this week Hopkins said t Sin Juan that he wanted to onfer with Winant before the envoy leaves Ur Conant anil Wilson the white house said in a statement will remain in England about n month and Hovde will stay there as permanent secretary In this capacity Hovde will rep resent the research committee and be in position to facilitate lie work of the successive scientific groups visiting England China IndoCliina an the Tha JAPAN DENIES ALARM REPORTS Says Relations With U S However Cause for Some Concern TOKIO Japan while ad mitting that relations with the united States gave cause for some concern charged Saturday that alarmist reports were circulated by foreign elements mens a statement issued throuelr cabinet information bureau government urged worried and South calm said it the Japanese in North America to remain was wrong to waTin cvi able and emphasized that both the Japanese and American governments were doing all they tin CLARIFY VIEW OF POPE PIUS Vatican Organ Denies False Murderous Untruths on Attitude By UNITED PRESS A statement of great potential significance upon the attitude of Pope Pius toward the war was printed by the Vatican organ Os servatore Homano Saturday Osservalore Romanos statement was jn the form of a denial of what it des cribed as false and murder untruths concerning the i t t 7 Japanese spokesmen here in China and in Australia had said lhal Japan could not understand T sudden intensification of anxict hroughout the far cast rcgardiii the possibility of an imminent Japanese drive in thc South Seas area It said in full Information has reached To cio that unrest prevails amon lapancsc colonies in the American continents due to a sensational circulated both on North Jnd South America that the sit uation between Japan and the United States is marked by ex reme tension H is true that the situation be ween Japan and the United DR JAMES B CONANT lo England WAGES WERE S28 WEEKLY mvvuuUJUicr to in Inf f J It that aery the guaranteed wages had been weekly The bcfove the w addition to Ihc in men actually had vcckly wages of S28 ilkpiu occurred in ir per cent com KILLED CHASING GERMAN PLANE Orbison of Oklahoma First Action Fatalily in American Eagle Squad LONDON MThc first action finality of thc American Eaolc squadron a force fighting on the side of the RAF was announced officially Saturday Edwin E Or 53 ycar old Oklahoma was killed while chasing a Ger plane Orbison was thc third American yer recorded killed William Mead Lmdsley Fiske 11 Olvm pic bobsled champion was killed fSi over an RAF airdrome August He was flyin in regular RAF fighter unit not the iage squadron Howard Lekrone an American Eagle squadron flyer was killed recently m s flying accidcni not connected with cncmv action Orbison hnd been buried in a churchyard close to his Elation and near Lckroncs before the official an nouncement was made i e ne a tales gives cause for some con ein but it is unwarrantable to ump to the hasty conclusion that ho situation between the two omuncs will be overtaken by an extreme eventuality as Needless to say botli the Jap anese and American governments aie doing everything is pow er to prevent the situation from coming to such a pass Report Shows Chutists Not Suicide Corps By J W T MASON United Press War Expert 11 confirmation that British parachute troops have been operating in southern Italy has special significance because of the implication that some of the 11 had returned to their base I bile the wording of the Brit ish communique was obscure probably intentionally the natural use of base in its military sense means starting point or sonic place of security for recuperation If this be the actual mean ing in the prcs c 111 instance then it would seem that ihe British have found some se cret means of reselling para chute troops after they have done t h e i r o r k in en emy territory MASON That is to say parachutists can longer be described as sui cide or as men marked in evitably for capture if they arc lot killed while engaged in their lazardous tasks The Italians have announced the capture of several parachutists and the Bntsh say some did not return to their base the rescue device seems lo have opcr imperfectly but that should have worked it M js onc s onc or the astonishing developments of the war if tmc X The most reasonable assump tion of the wily the British par achutists miffht be brought home i tlcir attacks is tlialBnfash planes had landed al specified points near ihc scene of operations It could have been arranged beforehand that at a definite time the par achuttsts would have finished their work and would assemble at an agreed nearby pjacc for rescue Any such plan however must necessarily be precarious It would depend lor success on exact tim REPORT SOME MEN NOT YET BACK AT BASE Reveal Troops Were Ordered to Demolish Certain Objectives BULLETIN HOME traffic alonjr several railway lines in southern Italy where blackshirt guards have rounded up British parachutistdynamiters has been suspended it was learned Sat urday Bv Tilt ASSOCIATED IKESS LONDON British parachute troops instructed to demolish certain objectives connected with ports have been dropped on southern Italy the British minis try of information said Saturday The British added a further clement of comnlicathiE mys tery In tie aticmiit which the Italian high command first re ported Friday by some of the men have not re turnee to their base This raised speculation over what thenbase might be and the possibility that some of the rarachutcsaboteuis were still at arse in southern Italy seeking to blow up a vital water supply sys tem hydroelectric power plants or Italian dis patches outlined the possible ob port facilities as in dicated by the British The ministry of information re ruttiler details at present said hitlc more lhan that soldiers dressed m recognized military uniforms have recently been dropped fay parachute in southern The Tlnliaiiw said he parachu made their attack armed wrth machine guns hand grenades and dynamite on the night of Fob 1011 and hat nil of them hart s on exac tm cau and on enemy confusions due inte to the suddenness of parachute attacks If there were a certain POPE PIUS the clearings where the rescue pi o em art been captured before they could cause the serious damage t h e v 1 II seemed Ilsley Confers With Brown Before Athletic Board Holds Session DES MOINES ey of Spirit Lake chair C ot C II man of i tmivjll cicariy to range the supreme pon tiff against major totalitarian war Additional significance was lent iiCVn01c comment by the tact that in recent month t has carefully refrained from comment on controversial war is w1h V awid it thc government the Vatican statement roundly denounced reports that Popa Pius believed Europe must adjust itself to a new order that the holy see nid long been opposed lo demo cratic forms of government that i the situation Of Catholics in GcrI report on thc mainhas improved that the OIJS Pcration mentions uecu Ficneh offmi i L I u could 1iml This factor would limit me area of operation V It wuuld tie necessary for the operations take place in darkness How the parachutists raulet make their way back lo their planes in unfamiliar coun try al nighl is difficult to un derstand unless the timinc al lowed for thc return just as dawn broke or thc planes may have used which the Italians may have thought were their own the iiuifonns of the favored French efforts lu sign an I liaHtics f peace with Gcrmanv f U is Possible Ihnt io avoid complete ruin ur that y llacd sllccial uniforms which of military character vet VLt U e had encouraged troops f one nation who went over lo the flag of another belligerent Osservalore Romano said that me courageous and the faithful would not he deceived by such re ports which it said justified a statement which the pope once made that an untruthful press n not less murderous than armored cars and bombing planes It was noted that Osservatore Komanns comment appeared at a moment when German efforts to advance the projected new order DOl Athletic association i Europe brr coor confcrrcd for an hour I dmatcd with plans for a big spring ABl0v n the assooffensive against Britain fore iu o Gei Franco 1 Trlic the board went into o where he talked with session for further discussion ot Premier Bcnito Mussolini and to er ve were so designed as to make dif ficii t their detection as British while they were returning to other Planes if indeed planes actually re rescued them The actual landing of British ui planes m Italian territory without immediate detection could be done II was presumed in Rome tliit tinprincipal objective nf the British troopers usiiijr tactics in winch Germany anil Soviet Russia pioneered Mas wrecking of he 152miie luK Paulian aoiicducl carryingdrinkinR wa ter lu about 2500000 Italians Saturday military sources in Rome said that uniforms worn by Ihc captured parachutists would save them from execution as spies It was believed thai the attack ws staged by thc middle cast command with headquarters at Cairo which is directing warfare m Africa and Greece No British authority would say whether thc statement that sonic of the men had not re turned lo their base meant they were stil at larRc seeking lit carry nut their objectives or that they had been raptured If the Parachutists flew over Italy from ships a rendezvous bv boat or plane to pick them up was one possible explanation of the reference lo their failure to return lo The irea where he landings took place offers plenty of hiding in wooded regions arc numerous and while thc lake off would be more roublcom would not be impossible e it Freak H icr scusson ot alleged irregularities in a north eiectiorT lcmcscntiltivc council The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday nijlit Parlly cloudy and warmer Sim day MINNESOTA Partly cloudy warmer except southeast Satur day night Sunday partly cloudy 0 cloudy and warmer MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatis Ifaximum Friday Minimum Friday nichi At X a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum France where luu Marshal Henri Philippe retain Radio Actress Dies Day After Appearing in Regular Broadcast ENGLEWOOD A J U Peter Fick ofthera dio show Myrt and Marge died early Saturday in childbirth Thc child a boy lived Friday morning broad cast as usual There was no hint that she expected a child but she was taken to Englcwood hospital immediately after the broadcast For 10 years Jlaigc and her mother Myrt who is MvrU Vail m real life portrayed a mother and rbughter drama that closely paralleled their own c ccrs Myrt wrote the serins with Marscs help Lisbon 60 Injured LISBON Hits of Ihe parachutists had been cap Uirccl wilh jinotheigroup unstated Tins report aid the British had uccccdcd in seizing some farms I lie rica attacked preventing the farmrrs from sounding nn im meoiate alarm Thc rapture by po lice of one of the invaders who had broken a leg in his parachute I all gave Ihc attempt away how Porlusil lTi he conferred with i lk wilh wind siicctl sometimes raiisms ibovc ino miles an hour liuck Lisbon Sali urday sciKiing GO persons lo bos Pitali and causing havoc among shipping on the Togus river The transAtlantic Dixie clipper carrying four passengers and 5 FVI t B before the storm but she was sairl i Bnl111 announced a 000 pounds of maUIc t or and bomb at bound flight at I a u Salurchv f y plallcs on The parachute allark possiblv was the second of two attempts bv lic British to cripple Italian liyilroclcclric power sources as parl r a vuntinnine campaign One Killed 40 Hurt in Pipe Line Blast Tex explosion ripped through a pi Amcncan refinery pipe line n 1Oji 10 miles northwest of hero VV1S P and about 10 injured niccl any damage was done Mydroclcctric poucr which the fascist regime h developed cx cnMvciy is especially vital to ialy because of her shortage of C11N nli Laroara Jean Hood was molh eicd to death here rnrly Saturdav wiiile leepms in bed with her t was aimounccrl lv Coroner L O   

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