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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1941, Mason City, Iowa 7 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME PRESS 8ft WMS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAXFEBRUARY 22 lfl4l bove Strait MORE THAN 100 4000 Miles to Enlist MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT SOFIA OFFICE AIRSHIPS FIGHT IN FORMATIONS German Warships Also Figure in Action RAF Attacks Coast Points BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOVER England das or German and British war planes clashed Saturday in a great battle above the strait of Dover at Englands corner of hell lacing the invasion coast and German warships ligured in the action RAF squadrons swarmed over Dover on what appeared to be of fensive sweeps against German lield France W y The action was one of the big ffcst and fiercest battles siuce the mass day raids of last sum mer and last fall It started upon the appearance of forma tions of German bombers es eorled by fighters for full day lisht attacks Huge formations ot British planes apparently directed a threepoint attack at Boulogne Dunkerque and Ostend in Prance and Belgium The strongest con centrationof attackers drove south of Dover toward Boulogne The sound of diving planes and distant firing echoed back to Kent More than 100 British and German planes angled in a fivemilehigh combat above the channel coast and observers said the Germans finally fled to bases screen on the water off Cap Gvis Nez on the French coast which was indistinctly outlined in bril liant sunshine New buildings recently have been constructed bj the Germans there on the French cliffs Many of Germanys Jongrange guns used for periodic bombard ments of the Dover area have been placed at Cap Gris Ncz Watchers here expressed belief BRITISH TAKE Italian Somaliland Falls Prisoners Are Reported Taken NAIROBI Kenya Colony The port of Jumbo near Chisi maio at the mouth of the Juba riv er in Italian Somaliland has fal len to South African troops il i uLkHU15 I1C 1C nn in i i L the Germans were ex remely fnx I officially Saturday T A bneirip rf r ious to hide something from Brit ish eyes Some explosions were Heard in land during the dogfights but A brigade staff and one lull colonel together with a numbei of European and native prisoners were reported captured alon limn um QOSUSnts bur n 1 m none of the German bombers e quantities ctratcd to the London Suns and materials etratcd to the London area liven before the massed Ger man planes made their appear ance to set off the battle yet lownosed Messerschmitt109s fast nazi fighters had been sent streaking toward home by Brit ish Spitfires f One large formation of British lighters was seen flying back from the channel at more than 20 000 feet Their exhaust traced a fine pattern against the sky before tney broke up into smaller more inancuvcrablc formations The trailing vapor crossed and the lighters dived recrossed as and climbed Spectators on the English coasl 22 miles from Ihc conti nental shore saw white smoke billowing from the German warships It shielded the French cliffs at Cap Gris Xcz The fine flying wcatber over the channel deteriorated in the after noon A squall accompanied by snow and hail interrupted the show but the weather lifted RAF activity was resumed For hours the sky over trc channel seemed to be monopolized hy Spitfires and Hurricanes Britains first line flew at altitudes rone ing between 15000 and 30000 feel Jumbo lies on the Indian ocean about 10 miles northeast of Chisi maio which fell to South African fighters last week and opened the way for a drive across the Juba river The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night Sunday incrcasinc cloudincss wcst followed by light snow in extreme west in laic afternoon or at night slowly rising tem perature Sunday iUIXXESOTA Partly cloudy occasional very light snow northwest slightly warmer west Saturday night Sunday consid erable cloudiness light snow northwest and extreme west warmer east and south IN MASON CITY weather stalis GlobeGazette tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday nizht At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snowfall IG Girl 14 Refuses to Testify Against Father Who Killed Husband FORT WORTH Tex Mrs Virginia Brewer Cox 14 re fused Saturday to testify against her father who killed her hus band four days ntter the wccldinq I will do all I can to hefp father although naturally Ill never be able to forgive him she said straightening a red ribbon in her hair Her father Earl T Brewer a 40 year old farmer is being tried on charges of murdering the hus band Glen Cox 10 a football player at Ector consolidated school which Virginia attends They eloped last Jan 6 Four days later Virginias father and mother came to the Fort Worth rooming house they were honeymooning to get her Brewer i LOOK INSIDE FOR CLAUDE A WICKAHD Predicts South Will Expand Corn and Hogs PAGE 2 Defense Courses at 2 North Iowa Towns STATE PAGE Wolves Nip Trojans To Win Jaycee Title SPORTS PAGE Wallace Says US Must Avoid WishyWashy NambyPamby Stand CANADIAN SHIP USED U S FLAG NAZIS DECLARE Germans Report Armed British Ship With American Colors Sunk BERLIN armed Brit ish merchant ship out of Mon treal which the German hih command said displayed the United States flag and had the American colors painted on the hull to conceal its nationality was reported Saturday to have been sunk in the Indian ocean The 7178 ton ship was identi fied as the Canadian Cruiser reg istered in Lloyds as owned by the Canadian Tramp Shipping Company Ltd and she was sunk Saturdays German communique said by naval forces The report that the Canadian Cruiser flew the United Stales flag should be of sravcst con cern to Washington German circles said AtCamp Claiborne It was indicated that if every ship wih an American flag must be suspected by German sea raiders as being actually British a most unfortunate incident might occur With the best intent and through no fault of its own they said a German raider might at tack a United States vessel Authorized spokesmen said they suspected that an unfortunate mistake was precisely what Bri tain hoped for f Should he example of the Canadian Cruiser be repeated it would be a mutter for Ameri cans to see that misuse of their flag by armed British mer chantmen docs not endanger free American sea traffic one of these spokesmen said The daily war bulletin reported the sinking ot two other ships one of 4300 tons by a submarine of 1000 tons by and another bombers The bombers were said to have attacked a number of British mer chant vessels Friday off the east and west coasts England dam aging two large tankers and sev eral others in addition to the one sunk stabbed Cox with knife Testifying in his Friday Brewer pocket defense that he had U ILHl I llUll feared Cox and his daughter were living m sin He said he had fre quently heard the football player boast of having other girN and he wanted to raise Virginia right ROCKFORD MAN HURT FATALLY Austin Manager of Telephone Company Killed at Cedar Rapids A Austin 31 manager of the Farmers Mu tual Telephone company and sec retary of the Commercial club uas fatally injured Friday night 11 miles west of Cedar Rapids when his car collided with that driven by Fred Cameron 35 foot ball coach of Vinton high school j Austin died an hour after the DES MOINES ccjdent St Lukes hospital in em ACedar Rapids of a broken neck Firemen Claim They Have Been Locked Out of Firehouse RANK1N PH firemen in this Pittsburgh suburb claimed Saturday they had been locked out of the firehouse They charged in an injunction suit tnat Council President John t Likovich ousted them from the second floor of the building without authority ot the council The firemen now occupy a va ran t storeroom and asserted they uid to rim two blocks to get aboard the five engine when an alarm rings The reason given for the ouster back in his home town for tnc first time since his elec tion to the vice presidency said baturday that one certain way the United States can keep out of war is lo demonstrate that our country is psychologically and materially prepared A dead sure way for us to be come involved in the current conflict would be to take a wishy washy nambypamby stand Vvallacc declared in an interview here The vice president made his statements in reply to a question concerning what assurance the leaselend bill provides to keep this nations men from going over REPORT RETAIN SERIOUSLY ILL iFfehch Chief of State May Be Forced lo Undergo Operation LONDON circles in London heard Saturday that Marshal Henri Philippe Pctain French ciiief of state is serious ly According to the information reaching London Pctain may be forced to undergo an operation soon Petain is 84 years old He will be 85 April 24 Despite his age Pelain had pre viously been reported bearing up well under the great strain of his French responsibilities GREEKPUNES DROP LEAFLETS Promise Good Treatment for Italians Who Give Up Cite Italys Losses ATHENS Greece reported Saturday that they had showered leaflet behind the Ital ian hues in Albania telling of ItHlian defeats in North and East Africa and assuring that who surrender would be treated well The leaflets in Italian have had considerable effect on fascist morale Greek spokesmen adding that a number of Italians waved the leaflets as a token of surrender when they desired to come inside the Greek lines Rain prevented important battle operations Friday the Greeks 5 Die When Oregon Ranch House Burns GRANTS PASS Ore Four children and a young moth er burned to death Saturday in a ranch house near Cave Junction The dead Mrs Frank Thompson Marion Thompson 4 Francis Inompson 18 months Irene Tnompson four months Edna ihDmpson R daughter of Mr and Mrs E AI Thompson Cameron suffered a possible fractured hip He was cnroute to Cedar Rapids to officiate at the Wilson highEast Waterloo bas ketball game Sei IOWA REPORTS SKIES CLEAR 5 BelbvyrReported iir Mason City Mercury to Rise Slowly Sunday DES MOINES skies were clear again Saturday follow ing a few scattered snow flurries Friday nighi The temperature dropped to 5 below zero at Mason City and to 2 oelow zero Friday night at Charles City Fridays high read at Mount predicted ing in the slate was 31 Ayr The weather bureau that Satuidav lollLO would be yero in the northeast part or the slate live above in the northwest 15 in the southwest ami 10 in the southeast Sunday is expected to bring in creasing cloudiness in the west portjon followed by light snow in the extreme west portion in Die late afternoon or night The day also win bring slowly rising temperatures Wilhelmshaven Is Attacked for 43rd Time by RAF Flyers LONDON MMThe German aval at the oigI shipbuilding ccnler uf Emdcii and he port of Brest in tuixioccii iiect Fiance were heavily bombed night by the RAF an offi cial announcement Saturdav siirt The raid on British Mine Sea Adjoining Italian Boot LONDON UR The British navy is mining the entire central Mediterranean the admiralty an nounced Saturday Tile effect of the oiieraliim is to cut off Italy from all practic able sea communication with north African colonies prevent the escape by sea of the rem nants of the Italian iiorlh Afri can army and bar the sea lo any German expedition seeking to attack French north Africa from Italian bases w Completion of the operation will flit off the central Mediterranean to any but British ships which I at the hotel may be piloted through lie mine fields cutting the sea in two at its middle The operation includes Itlinmg of the channel between Sicily and French Tunisia Mining of the Tyrhennian sea pi Italys west side between the island of Sardinia and the Italian mainland Mining of the belt across the Mediterranean from Cap Santa Maria de Leuca at the heel ot the Italian boot to Bengasi the new British army and navy in Italian Libya WEAR CIVILIAN CLOTHES TAKE HOTEL SUITES British Expect German Army Will Enter Bulgaria in 2 Days SOFIA Bulgaria WiGerman general staff officers in civilian clothes began arriving at Sofias leading hotel Saturday afternoon Groups of radical students dem onstrated in front of the royal palace against occupa lion ot Bulgaria rs the officers lean i began occupying luxurious suites alongr the Danubian frontier with Rumania where an estimated iUUOUU German troops are poised with pontoon bridges and war equipment reported however that regular nazi mil ihirv movements across the riv er had not started late Satur day afternoon Mining of trie waters along the African coast from Bengasi west ward to the TunisianLibyan fron icr and then just onlsidc French territorial waters lo a position three miles north of Cap Bon Tu nisia It is between Cipe Bon ami Sicilythat the Mediterranean extends through its narrowest channel less than 100 miles and this stretch is one of those mined From Sardina the mine field extends across to Paolo Fuora point on the Italian mainland and then on down the Italian coast to the heel of the boot The effect is to box in the Tyr hcnnian sea bar the westcast ship route and bar the lanes to North Africa Kalian The area indicated i danger ous lo shipping he admiralty warned Any vessels disregarding the terms of this notice do so at their risk and peril The notifica tion issued in July 1940 to the effect that al slvips navigating within 30 miles of any Italian ter ritory in Hie Mediterranean do so at their risk and peril is not af fected by this declaration and re mains in force The minefield which extends up from Cape Bon ruins northwest ward to Cape Sparivcnto at the However vond signs in German besan to appear on posts alon highways leading from the Ru manian frontier to the interior of Bulgaria Tic British institute m educa ca tional offshoot of the British Ic galion suddenly closed its doors ami the four British directors hastened to leave the country Nearly iO radical agrarianlcad ers ot sympathy were rounded up by Bulgarian pouce without explanation More antiaircraft guns were mounted on lop of the National Bank building in ihc ccnler of Sofia Communist leaders ivcre re ported to have passed the whis pered word among tens of thousands of their followers in Bulgaria to resist he German invasion by noncooperation and propaganda lint not bv forcc y Soon after the German officers arrived c io v d s Or students s marched in the streets singing na tionalistic songs and shoutin against the German pro inva tests The Germans watched Ihc dem onstrations from thoir hotel win dows wilhout comment They arrived in illtitlinji civi lian cJolbes will shiny blaclc mil itary boots showing from under 1 their raincoats I saw he vamc men four davs ago in German general staff uni forms in the Athcnec Palace ho at Bucharest Rumania and hotels tt tm ams and southern tip of Sardinia Then it were filled with the w Ides n Hc coast of Sar mors But apparently onlv Prel mier Bogdan Philoff his minis ters King Boris and their closest associates really know what was dinia 30 miles out to 41 degrees 13 minutes north longitude Thence it extends eastward past the north coast of Sardinia to Paolo Fuora point Italy and southeastward along Hie coast nl Italy and back to Santa Maria di Lcuca MARCH TIIKOUCill CITY DES MOINES na tional gunrdsmcii from the 16KUi infantry regiment Mime of whoir will leave Saturday for training at Camp Claiborne La joins on Clash Soon in Balkans Indicated Kv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A flood of rumors sonic seem lyly well founded and some ut bchcf Sattniay lhil Britain and Germany might soon be locked in jajinbat on a new the said the He Clarence Day of highway patrol investigated said there were apparently eyewitnesses to the accident Austin was a member of the Methodist church the Masonic Omahas Honesty Rated at6623rdsPerCent OMAHA To lest the lion csty of Omaha citizens on the ap of George Washington s birthday the Omaha WorldHer ald sent out a reporter to lose lodge and was an assistant scou biliSdtKCh master dollar bill and the reporters name He is survived by Ins widow tclcphone number a son Bobby and his parents all Four wcrc returned Concluded Cedar Rapids His wife was vis iting her parents at Evcrly at the time of the accident LOSS AS HOUSE BURNS was esti mated at S5000 in a blaze which destroyed the Dr T S Walker residence late Saturday bparks flying from the chim r00f causcd Ihe furnishing were the paper Omahas honesty should be rated at G6 23 per cent an average it believes would please rather than shock the father of our country The honest citi zens were told to keep the dollar Wilson Will Address Iowa Safety Council DES MOINES George A Wilson will address the annual meeting of the Iowa State Safety council here March 2 P H Sproul executive secretary of the ization said Saturday Officers will be elected following talks bv prominent safety council Sproul added s fortythird on that vital port by the British since the German army engineers are shown as they moved barges river ;