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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1941, Mason City, Iowa HIST NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MEM 4 r OF lOVA C MOlNtS I A VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL KORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES JVIASQN CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT b SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO BRITISH TAKE SOMALILAND CAPITAL Police to Get Broadcast System 110 FOOT RADIO TOWER WILL BE ERECTED HERE Will Be First of Kind West of Mississippi Piit Up for Municipality Mason City will have twoway police radio connecting with the five state and 11 other municipal stations already operating in the police network of Iowa by April 15 according to plans announced Wednesday by City Manager Her bert T Barclay A contract amounting to was let to the Motorola com pany Chicago and one for about 5300 to the Windchargcr company of Sioux City for the FM equip ment and the steel tower respec tively if v The equipment is the first of its kind installed in a muni cipal station west of the Mis sissippi river and the tower is identical with KGLOs main tower E F Brown superintendent oi the radio communication division of Ihe Iowa Department of Ppblic Safety and president of the As sociated police Communication Officers of the United States was in Mason City for the letting of the contracts The 110foot tower will be erect ed on the fool ot the police sta on and the 100 watt equipment rill be operated on 2486 kilo cycles Control of the equipment will be from the sergeants office and special service will be mairiT tainedfor departmentras well as the police according to Chief Harold Wolfe of the police department Five police cars and two fire units will be equipped with twoway service with the ser sreanls office and this in turn will have twoway operation the slate and municipal stations The FM type of equipment is field tested and is noise free and static free accordingto Sir Brown It is the latest type ot equipment available and the sys tem will be used in place di rect telephone calls between squad cars and the main station and other stations State engineers will install the equipment in Mason City Con struction will be started immedi ately and the station will be in operation by April la Bids on the equipment were submitted by RCA General Elec tric Collins and Motorola with the latter being the low bidder The equipment meets with the approval of the Federal Commu nications commission according to Mr Brown The local station will tie up with tiic network now operated by the five state stations at DCS Moines Cedar Falls Storm Lake Atlantic and Failfield and with the 11 municipal stations at DCS Moines Sioux City Ames Fort Davenport Dubuquc Cedar Rap ids Iowa City Burlington Ot tumwa and Oskaloosa Will Lead Parade to Camp Thursday CAPT STUART N GKUMMON CAPT F B SHAFFER 1ST LIEUT WILL E HALL I ofthe 133rd infantry which are EDEN AND DILL MEET TURKS IN VITAL PARLEYS Plans for Meeting Threatened Balkan Crisis Are Shaping By THE ASSOCIATED IRESS ANKARA two hours after his arrival in the Turkish capital Britains Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden con ferred separate ly Wednesday with 1 V A M a c M n r r ay United S I a le n ambassador t o T u r k c y and with the Greek minister to An kara Both called on Eden at the British embas sy here he arrived aboard President Ismct lonus special train Gen Sir John G Dill chief ofi the British imperial general staff who arrived here with Eden called upon Turkish military lead ers almost immediately The British foreign secretary and his group are expected to re NAZI TROOPS FIGHT IN LIBYA HOME troops made contact with the British army of tre on Monday near Agedabia 100 miles southeast of Bengasi destroyed numerous en emy motor trucks and tanks nnd captured prisoners the Italian war communique said Wednesday The communique said the clash was the first engagement between the British and Ger man land forces aidinp the bat tered Italian army in Libya For the first lime in north Africa formations of the German corps in Africa made contact with the enemy on the Morning of Feb 24 southeast of Agedabia the communique said During the clash with British armored forma t i o ns numerous enemy motor rucks and tanks were destroyed Some prisoners also were cap tured The Germans suffered no losses The high command said the Ger man air force effectively at tacked ships anchored in pori and military works at an enemy al base in Cyrcnaira Libya in British hands PUSH PLAN TO ENTER BULGARIA Nazi Preparations for Occupation Are Far Advanced Butler Says LONDON ttP The British government said Wednesday that all information suggests that the German preparations for an occu pation of Bulgaria are now far ad vanced Foreign Undersecretary IJ A Butler who made the statement in the house of commons declared the government was completely with the way in which Turkey was carrying out the TurkishBritish alliance He said the British government was kept fully informed on ne gotiations leading up to the Turk ishBulgarian nonaggrcssion dec laration of Feb 17 DISCOVER PLOT TO BLOW UP WATERWORKS SOFIA Bulgaria Bulgar ian police announced discovery Wednesday of a plot to blow up the Sofia waterworks and to make the water supply unfit as tension rose over the expected entry of German troops into the country Many persons in the sabotage plot were arrested police said and Jargc quantities of explosives and also chemicals which the con spiralors apparently intended to dump into the water were found j Many unconfirmed i heard in the capital Wednesday night to tlic effect that German forces already had crossed from Rumania into Bul garia at several points 80 Acre Farm Near Ackley Brings 80 acre farm Ihe old Weber place several miles southwest of Ackley has been sold lo Ben Murra It is understood the sale was 50000 a trifle more than Sill a acre At present the farm is occupied by Mr and Mrs Adolph Weber and family Nye Renews Attack Against LendLease Aid to Britain Administration Chiefs Intensify Efforts to Avoid Amendments NYE J WANT IT liJ Tip i OP SHAPE CAUSC AKIHG HI j Friday Feb UK is to he Ucd Tag Day For y u u r convenience Thursday Feb 21 will be COuricsy day WASHINGTON TH Nye RN Diifc renewed the op positions war bill attack on the leaselend program Wednesday as administration leaders intensi fied their backstage efforts to block tiie threat of unwanted amendments Lon hiwtiJe lo adminislralion foreign policy Xyisrepresented the British aid bill as a legisla tive device which first would reduce congress to the status of a puppet parliament and then compel it lo rubber stamp a declaration of war Nye in flic address he prepared to open the senates ninth day of general debate also charged that the United States navy al ready was com piling informa tion pertaining lo operations on the mainland of Asia Nye was the second opposi tion speaker in 24 hours lo mention the fat cast in argu ment against the bill Senator Wheeler DMont told the sen ate Tuesday that an unnamed member of Englands parliament had forecast Americas entry into the war soon probably by way of the orient Where Nye made specific ref erence to the Burma road Chinas vital supply line as Ihe subject of navy interest Wheeler remarked that he would not be surprised any morning to learn that Ameri can troops had been sent to Singa pore Britains Gibraltar on the Malay peninsula While public discussion pro grossed supporters of the British aid bill were endeavoring lo en list the influence of Secretary of Stale Hull against Senator Ellcn dcrs DLa proposal that the bill be amended to stipulate that it conferred no additional powers on the president to send Ameri can troops out of the western hemisphere except to U S pos sess ions Ellcndcr who claims that 56 senators have promised to vote for his amendment told report ers it was obvious to him that strong administration pressure was being brought lo bear lo de feat his proposal They are fighting it as hard as they can and the only reason they give for opposing it is that it might have some psychological effect on the far eastern situation he said I want to make this a bill strictly to lend or lcase materials and not to lend or lease men I think we arc going to get the votes to do it Although Secretary Hull was described as reluctant to intcrfcic wilh senate consideration of ihc British aid measure he has been urged it was reported to express public oppostion to the Ellender proposal Some senatorssaid they understood thatthe state depart ment felt Japan might interpret such an amendment as a go ahead signal in the Pacific so long as the Philippines remained Unmolested In the general debate on the bill Nye picked up his arguments where he was interrupted by the senates recess Tuesday niglil Enactment of tlc leaselend program he declared in his pre pared speech could be followed only by three degra dation of congress a presidentia dictatorship and entrance into war Nye said there were signs that the first fighting in which the United States might engage would be done in the far east ROCK FALLS TO MEET HAMPTON Hansel to Battle Ridgeway Team in Game on T hursday SPORTS BULLETIN KOCK Falls will play Hampton in llic first round of the ffirls district bas ketball tournament here Wed nesday niht In the olher game of the evening here Carpenter will face Frctlerika Thursday nights play will see the state champion team from Hanscll baHlin Ridffeway in the first round lanesville plays Shef field in the olher earnc The carries will start at p m in Ihc Rock Falls gym Toothprints TEMILE Tex Tootn not fingerprints landed a Negro in jail Police investigating a grocery store robbery noted a large hunk was missing from a cheese Prints of somebodys one plainly missing were visible Chief Frank Bouldin took one loolc in a suspects mouth and filed burglary charges Report Japanese in Singapore Starting to Leave for Home TOKIO tip The newspaper Nichi Isichi reported Wednesday from Singapore that Japanese families had begun to leave for because of the tense far eastern situation It said ISO Japanese mostly women and chil dren sailed Sunday and that three ailing in March were fully booktd KENYA FTHALL NAIROBI llow British forces arc Josiiisr in mi all fronts against lie Italians is shown in the abuvc map Lalcsl sensational move 5 is the ad vance to capture JInsaiHscio Wednesday Tronps arc also advancing Ule5mU 1 Ethiopia 2 have bombed Kalians al Addis Ababa 3 and are marchingnorlh from Kenya 1 hand at the station lo greet Eden who came iiere from Cairo for an cxehange of opinions which foreign observers believed would delermine BritishTurkish plans to meet a threatened crisis in the Balkans Among the official greeters were Foreign Minister Sukru Sara coglu and members of staff SIK JOHN DILL Military View the mayor of Ankara the Greek and Polish ambassadors and the Egyptian minister The station was decked with British and Turkish flags With Eden were General Dill and five otiier uniformed1 British a kilted Scot who was an object of great inter est lo the crowd After being escorted to his hoi tel Eden paid several courtesy visits to Turkish officials hut ft appeared unlikely he would begin j serious talks until Thursday Edenplanned to call on Presi dent Inonu briefly this after noon hen place a wreath on the tomb of Kamal Attaturk Inonus predecessor and builder of modern Turkny Later he British foreign secretary will pay his respects to Saracoglu and Premier Rcfik Sayrtam and Wednesday night he will be honor guest al a slate ban qucl Fall Should Have Influence on Parleys Being Launched in Turkey By J W T MASON United Press AVar Expert Simultaneously with Wednesdays arrival of Gen Sir Dill JUKI Anthony Eden at Ankara the British announced the capture ot Mogadiscio capital of Italian Somaliland and the Germans announced a naxi mechanized unit has been in action in Libya The relative significance of these military developmentsshould have some influence on Turkeys dis cussions with the chief of the Brit ish imperial German staff and Ihe British foreign minister The German force operating in Libya doubtless set forth from Tripoli 11 prob ably a r r i v cd there from Sic ily on one or several s m a 1 1 boals crossing in t li e a r I through the British bl DC le ad e It is not un it sua I for a blockade to be occasion alJy pierced at MASON night and it is known that in the past several Italian ships have made contact with North African ports despite the British fleets control of the Mediterranean Seri PUSH FASCISTS BACK 210 MILES IN THREE DAYS Italians Appear to Have Lost Hold on Southern Ethiopia NAIROBI Kenya UPI Enst and West African troops of the British empire armies have occu pied Mogadisco capital and cliiet port of Italia it Somaliland after one ot llic speediest drives ot the entire war it was announced Wednesday Driving the remnants of the Italian army before them the British African troops advanced ilO miles in tlirec days to lake the most important Italian city oii the fast African coast south of Massawa the port of Eritrea toward which the British em pire forces arc now driving in the north t Advanced elements of ourEast and West African troops occupied Mogadiscio on the evening o Feb 25 a cointminiciuc announced The empire troops had taken Gilib Saturday advanced ltd milesto take Brava Monday and fought on to Mogadiscio Tues day British East and West African troops in a lightning advance drove up the coast o Italian So maliland with the support of British naval units to capture 3 j 000 prisoners It xvas indicated Hint Italian re sistance had been definitely smashed and that the last stage oE the advance on the Somaliland capital had been a triumphal march Nazis Claim Many Ships Sent Down By THE ASSOCIATED IKliSS In western Europe the seaair war between Britain and Germany went ahead at an ever fastci tempo Wednesday ous military importance can be at tributed to the presence of the Germans in Libya only i they are there in large numbers Zf No evidence whatever exists Dial Jie Germans have been able to overcome the Ui itisli block ade sufficiently tc semi a ron sidcrablc fleet of fransniirls to Tripoli This detachment went far out of ils way to avoid encountering a large British force The engage ment reported oc curred 100 miles southwest ot Bengasi where only small British patrols seem lo be active Both effects of Wednesdays clash on the Kalians therefore must be The Turkish general staff which is realistic can be cxpcct the moral and military Tlic Germans said a spuedboat sank a British de stroyer off the southeast coast of Ensland German Uhoat sank an 8000 ton armed British merchant shin and a natrol hoat and ttazi planes liomhcii and set afire three British cargo vessels totaling 21000 tons northwest Ireland At the same time the Germans admilcd they were having trouble in conquered Netherlands terri tory Siikes riots in Amstcr Ihe ancc has no rilfclTurMsl alii aggressive aims and ISUET INONU of Turkcy cd to j cancc has much more meaning The British have made a record in blitzkrieg tactics by advancing 10 miles in three days ayainsl troops can have resulted only from an Italian collapse more sudden and complete even than the Italian debacle in Cyrenaica By establishing themselves in Mogadiscio Ihe British arc now within 300 miles of British So maliland which was occupied by he Italians on Aug 1J They sccro lo be driving tlic re treating Italians northward to ward the British Somaliland boundary for final pressure against them The British move northward through Italian Somaliland coin cides with an offensive eastward through Ethiopia and southward tnrough Eritrea Unable to main tain prolonged resistanceagainst tnc three converging drive the Italians must icc eventual capit ulation since retreat thrnush the fourth side is barred bv tiir Heel son the Cult of Aden and the Indian ocean The Italians seemed to have last their last hohl 011 southern Ethiopia as well as southern Italian Somaliland Ethiopian irregulars had iaken and south African troops had oc cupied the entire Moyale area the key position on the ICenya 1 Ethiopian frontier Eleven days ago on Feb 15 the British empire troops had taken llic port of Chisimaio at the mouth of the iuba river in Italian Somaliland They had advanced up the coast and oilier forces had smashed orross the Juba river lrom Chisimaio tlin empire forces had advanced 255 miles in 10 days hi lakiiiff Mogadiscio they took a city of 35000 people which had been an important Kalian base The empire drive in Ihe south had started Inn J4 when tiie troops of Africa crossed the So maliland frontier at Uboi They had gone on to take Af miidu feb 11 and and Chisimaio four days later They had crossed tlic Jubn river in force Fob 20 and quickly moved on to take Gclib Margherila and Brava BRITISPCCUPY ITALIAN ISLE Castelrosso Island Is Eastsernmost of Dodecanese Group LONDON or British com Wednesday night aii lounccd Ihe Italian island of Cas lelroio in the eastern Mcditcr j iviucan was occupied by British forces Tuesday Caslelrosso is a tiny island i aboui 10 miles off the southwest coast of the Turkish mainland and i Ihc easternmost uf the Dode canese isiawls j 1U UICM TlK Population is entirely GUEIXK IS STILL i WORRY or ENGLAND i Although Greece hat been nt i war nearly four months she still apparently worries British uffij jciaidom because of her reported j refusal to accept British troops on her soil This stand presumably is i based upon a desire to avoid any direct affront to Germany though Greece has said sre would con tinue to fight until the Italian was driven oul rii Albania The RAF however has been giving acj live aid to the Greeks said to be challenging the Italians for masj tcry of the air It Britain dam led naxi authorities to impose mililary control over north Hol land in view n the present poli tical situation Miirchins mccl7 infis and demoiilritipn were pro hibited j British HAFbomber escorted i by waves of fightinj planes roared I across the channel in British sun hglit Wednesday headed for suclt areas as Duulcerciue Boulogne Calais and Cap Gris Ncz France after RAF itight raider hod smashed at industrial taiRets in and airdromes hi France the Rub Of the tiiRht raids separate m jgiu a c mbcd ports of I lull Hfnvicl nrf fVr Irom carry ing the war to Luri ope it is expected in some qiiarj Icrs that she will resume her north African offcnive with a thrust at Tripoli Capture that Libyan sirimgholei would sivc her a nine lion wild tle inactive French forces in Afnc under Gen Maxj imc i The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy occasional light snow central and cast Wednesday nighl and cxlrcmc casl Thursday slightly colder cxlreme west Wednesday nielli MINNESOTA Cloudy light snow north anil nasf Wednesday night and norlhccnlral anil cxlrcmc cast Thursday slight ly colder Wednesday nighl in Red River valley IN MASON CITY Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday Al 8 a m Wrmic Snow VKU AGO Miiximimi Minimum IS 12 tfi trarc II
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