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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             w H Qft HIST MEW iq r of COSIP OE3 KOINES I A HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPIR THAT ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Where New Spending Talk Had Origin WASHINGTON down the Chesapeake on the presidential yacht Mr Roosevelt expressed amazement to Senator Jimmy Byrnes at all this talk that the white house has a ri e w spending pro program cure tor business in his sleeve He nearly lost a fish in an ex p a n s i ve one armed gesture of wonder1 where the talk FWiaillo velt will walk out the door of the white house turn left for halt a block then right for two he will come io the place where he can find out Just ask the elevator man for the PWA headquarters While the murmurs fresh spending have reached the public through some automaticmen in congress Washington had them on display in the house and sen ate long before the worlds fuir control wires originate in public works The talk is part of a build up for a new public works pro gram which may or may not be okayed by the white house soon As for a vast new spending program1 the national defense outlays contemplate as much as most spenders consider advisable when added to thesre lief and other expenditures nov accepted as customary X Propose New Financing MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY24T Welcome Iowa Lions THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 15 RESCUED FROM SUNKEN SUB Governor Praises Lions9 Spirit of 5enScOTHERSKNOWN HIM Ann f f Some inside work is afoot to get a bill introduced and passed before adjournment creating a new public works finance agency and the PWA is not responsible for this one The idea is to cre ate a new authority to take pub lic works financing off the hands the governmentThis authority would lend money to municipali ties for hospitals sewers etc and issue debentures to be sold to the public or discounted at federal re serve banks This is a wholly new and en tirelydifferent method of financ ing than the customary route through the treasury Consequently it would not show up in the bud get and is intended to break through the frozen capital market to an extent Able forceful Assistant Stale Secretary Berle is behind it and there may be action c o Pending Legislation Other must matters of legisla tion on the list of those who are getting their heads together on a cleanup program for congress Rail legislation probably the Wheeler bill Mead bill now being revised by Ben fno one here ever uses any ad ditional name for Cohen to insure federal small loans for business Further monopoly committee penetration investment banking deficiencies with a view to legis lation next session Some public works spending but if you want to bet on it make your wager that it is considerably lower than the advertised figure of 5500000000 F R Piano Tuning Mr Roosevelt is doing some piano timing on the senate sub committee which is holding up his authority to continue the stabiliza tion fund and dollar devaluation His wirepulling has aHeied many a note in the past He can work the treble and bass clefs like no piano tuner who has ever been here only sometimes these days This may be one ot the times Lineup on the committee was 6 to 4 against him now is reported 5 lo 5 with prospects of favorable action by the full committee Thats not bad considering he has only been working on it two weeks A list of recalcitrant sub committee members was furnished to Treasury Secretary Morgen thau by Senator Wagner and is in the presidents top drawer Justice Felix Frankfurter is up setting the supreme court by the way he sits Instead of gazing with blank ponderosity at the audience during the reading of decisions Mr Frankfurter sits sideway gazing at the justice reading the decision This makes the court all out of posture except Frankfurter Copyrlrht Kinr restores Clipper Completes First Atlantic Lap MARSEILLE flying boat Yankee Clipper arrived at Marseille Wednesday at 1245 p m a m CST covering the first lap of her relurn trip from Southampton to New York in WILSON SPEAKS AS CONVENTION IS OPENED HERE Says Sincere Men Can Provide Return to Orderly Ways of Life There is a note of pessimism in the grand chorus of hu m a n i t y G o v George A Wilson asserted in his ad dress which high lighted the Wednesday afternoon program of the 22nd annual con vention of the ninth district Lions International held in Ma son City But I do know that you have the right spirit Governor Wilson stated referring to Lions Interna tional and I am confident that if your example could be followed everywhere and to the full of its meaning the pessimism that dis turbs ouv rest would vanish from our hearing Critics Cause Progress The governor declared that most of the progress of the world lias been made fay the doubters the critics those who disbelieve things Stricks Laughs on KGLO Wednesday Eve Strick Gillilan was invited by the management of KGLO Wednesday to throw out some of his laughs to the airaudience In spite of a busy schedule the humorist agreed to make a broadcast Wednesday evening from to oclock as they arc the objectors lo the established order but that the pessimism of today is tinged with despair and the talk suggests de featism He pointed out that the argument on the street corner is over the time rather than the fact or Lhe certainty of the final col lapse There is an abundant reason for all this he said The world does not find itself at the bottom of a great depression curve just bv chance But there will be a return to the orderly ways of life Service for Humanity Governor Wilson likened Lions international to a candle which he said was lighting theway for sin cere and earnest men who are de termined that our world shall never be overwhelmed by tlie note I desire to congratulate you the members of he Lions Interna tional on your enlistment for service in the things that make for the good of he gover nor concluded Strickland Gillilan nationally Known humorist folloued the governor on tlie afternoon pro gram Mayor Ray E Paulcy wel corned the delegates and Kenneth a Goodrich district governor re sponded Music by Chorus Music was furnished by the lugh school mixed chorus fresh from triumphs in the regional CiUan tet Jer the direction bf Carleton L Stewart Dr Roy c Helfen sem Mason City pastor gave the invocation Fred Shaffer of City was at the piano for the community singing District Governors Goodrich orman Lovegrove and Guy Kicharason made nominating committee appointments as tol 5ibtCr Baird iccidi chairman J J Mathews Strawbeiy Point and Robert Pryor Iowa Falls district 9B Vernon Dcnman DCS Moines f r T i c Gillilon Mokes Lions Laughter t Strickland GilliJan successor lo Will Kogcrs as Americas ace Humorist cornered five Lions attending the stale conventionHere and tried out a joke or two on them before going on the convention fioo ttedncsday afternoon for his speech which shared honors of the day ot George A Wilson The roaring Lions from a City district 9C Haven Bley lock Grand Junction chairman Charles L Thomas Council Bluffs and A L Wolf Anthon Seven New Clubs District Governor Goodrich sated in his annual report that clubs in district 9A now totaled with seven new ones added this yeav including Livermore Tama Titonka Waterloo Ames Oelwem and Story City In addi tion he said one club Gladbrook was reorganized The governor reported that the cluos have a membership of 1138 Lions with Fort Dodge the largest club wiih 90 members He added that he had driven more than iOOO miles visiting every the Atlantic the Clipper is to take ofc lor Horta the Azores Thurs day morning during the past year District Staff Listed ing the club year Ralph Wilson Boone cabinet secretary Fred Missal Garner J R Forbes For Dodge John Christiansen Charle City and Harvey Baird Cedav Falls deputy governors Roy Bai ley Mason City A G W Blank Independence Otto Bishop Mar shalltown Carl Sexauer Ogden Clifford Wells Clear Lake L A Jensen Forest City F S Krohn Marquette and Vernon Johnson Iowa Falls zone chairman Convention committees were named as follows Al V Doran Boone district 9A Dr H E White Knoxville district 9B and Otto Pagel Atlantic district 9C Uules and Credentials Frank Char ter Guthrie Center district 9C M L Burch Failfield district 9B and Fred Missul Garner dis trict 9A Harvey Glingman Davenport district 9B A O Bishop Marshalltown dis trict 9A and C A Johnson Sioux City district 9C Delegates to the convention will be guests of the state organiza tion at a buffet supper in the Hotel Hanford Wednesday eve ning First day entertainment will center on the district governors ball at tlie Surf ballroom Clear Lake Wednesday at 8 p m The grand march will be featured on tlie evenings program Plan Breakfasts Three unique breakfasts will hold the spotlight of the Thursday morning early hours The events arc scheduled lo start at 7 a m The groups will be separated into Key Members One Loggers and Goose Classifica tion will be determined according to the number of legs on the mas ter key Convention business will launch into full swing Thursday morning starting at 9 oclock Norman W Lovegrove district goxemor will call tlie delegates to order Highlights of the second day morning program include talks by Dale E Carrell international di rector Guy C Richardson district governor Dr Hoy C Helfenstcin pastor of the First Congregational church in Mason City and Dr C F Starr past international direc tor Convention o Split The general convention ivill split up into district meetings Thursday at a m with the governors presiding Election of governors will be held in the sep arate meetings District Governor Richardson will preside at the Thursday noon luncheon in the V M C A Music will be provided by the Mason City high school chorus Convention business will resume it place in the spotlight with the meeting at p m Speakers will include Dale E Carrell interna tional director J L Forbes Fort Dodge and E G Greene Sioux City W F Dexter to Talk Walter F Dexter international president will be the main speak er at the district governors ban quet in the Y M C A Thursday at p m The womens part in the two day orogram was scheduled lo include luncheon at St Johns Episcopal Stueland of Lake Mills Drowned at Clear Lake Victim Falls Overboard While Standing Up in Boat Tovved by Motor Three North Iowa men were recovering Wednesday from the shock of seeing a companion drown in Clear Lake and nearly meeting the same fate themselves Dr L A Stueland Lake Mills veterinarian was the victim of the tragedy and his three fishing com panions were Knut Meland with whom Dr Stueland made his home in Lake Mills Dr J D Shoeman Mason City and Dr R M Thomas Clear Lake also veterinarians The accident occurred shortly before 7 oclock Tuesday evening but it was more than an hour later when the body was recovered by tlie use of grappling hooks about a quarter mile offshore from the Bishop Morrison lodge Victim Falls Overboard Dr Stueland and air Meland were in a small boat which was being towed by a motorboat carrying Drs Shoeman and Thomas The victim fell over aoard when he stood up and tried to put on his trousers There was DE L A STUELAND I guild hall Wednesday at 2 p m a tour of the Mason Cily gardens i Thursday at 10 a m and a lunch high wind blowing at the time Dr Shoeman said that he sud denly felt the tow rope on tlie motorboat go slack and turned to see the other boat overturned and Joth men in the water He turned the motorboat and they succeeded n getting Dr Stucland inlo the Joat and had started resuscita 1011 efforts when Meland who had been hanging on the side tried to climb into the motor boat and it also overturned Hurry o Rescue Dr L R Parsons and Hoyt Klemme of Belmond were some distance away in another boat they reported and hurried to the They took aboard Dr Thomas and Mr Meland who had climbed on top of the motorboat after it had overturned Dr Shoeman who had started o swim the quarter mile to shore vas picked up a few moments ateiby Gilbert Bovard and Ralph Stanberry who had been ishmg from a dock and jumped nto their motorboat when they saw the second boat overturn Members of the Clear Lake lire department life saving squad re covered the body They went out mmediately after the accident Charles Adams and Vern Peterson n one boat and Roy Huey and Raymond Fistler in another They were delayed in their efforts to recover the body by the fact that all other boats had left the im mediate scene when they arrived S350 Xot Found After recovery of the body with the grappling hooks it was taken to the cottage of Dr Harold Mor gan but efforts to revive Dr Stue land were futile An intensive search for the trousers which Dr Stueland had started to don when the accident occurred continued through Wednesday forenoon after Mr Meland had reported that the drowned man was carrying about IT 5350 in cash at the time Members of the Cerro Gorcio county sheriffs office took charge Dr StuelancTs car which con tamed several hundred dollars worth of serum and equipment IVife in Akron Dr Slueland was 37 years old and had lived in Lake Mills since taking up his practice there nine years ago He was born in Eagle Grove and was a graduate of Iowa btate college His wife is athletic director in the Akron Ohio public schools and nad planned to return to her husband in Lake Mills in about a month His mother Mrs Huns bampson of Kanawha a sistoi Mrs Perry Anderson of Uelmond and u brother Vic Stueland of Forest City also survive Mrs Stueland is expected lo arrive Thursday morning and until then definite funeral ar rangements will not be announced Vic Stueland Forest City and Hans Sampson Kanawha step father of the victim were in Clear Lake Wednesday morning Mrs Anderson drove up Tuesday eve ning after hearing of the tragedy by radio The body was removed to Wards funeral home Wednesday morning and will lie in state there until further arrangement are made ational preent Dr C F Starr of the local club CONTRIBUTE TO GOP CHEST Iowa Employes Adopt Voluntary System to Aid Party Funds DES MOINES re publican leaders Wednesday had given in to the realities of politics and were completing the installa tion of a voluntry contribution system among statehouse em ployes for the party warchest In most of tlie offices the plan seemed to call for regular contri butions of 2 per cent of salaries earned although G O P down town headquarters announced the Per cent figure not univer Stilt Contributions are entirely vol H A Grantham secre tary of the republican state cen tral committee said We are not sending collectors around to the state offices G O P leaders let il be known last winter that they contem plated no contribution system to finance party activities Since then however the central com mittees books have shown an in creasingly large deficit with un paid salaries to committee em ployes running up to hundreds of dollars in individual cases 2 lowans Not in Probable Survivor List PORTSMOUTH N H Two lowans aboard the sunken submarine Squalus were not listed Thursday among probable survi vors by the first party of seven rescued from the illfated mersible Roy H Campbell Omaha Nebi ciuef torpedoman was however declared to be among possible survivors The missing lowans are first class seaman William David Boul ton 23 of Luton fowa and John Joseph Marino 22 second class seaman of Marshalltown Iowa Mercury Soars to 86 in Mason City With the mercury soaring lo 80 at 2 o clock Wednesday afternoon the weatherman did his part in straw hat observance by making the old felt headgear out oE keep ing with the sultry weather A soaking rain west Hayfield Wednesday morning was reported A 92 degree mercury reading at Des Moines Wednesday noon equaled the record for May set in 1880 CASE TO JURY DES MOINES district court jury was expected lo receive Wednesday the ease of Glen Kid well 18 charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting of W L Lowe of Des Moines after the latter had picked up the hitchhiker and given him a ride near Ankeny Jowa March 25 LOOK INSIDE FOR BERGDOLf PLANS RETURN WASHINGTON rover Cleveland Bergdoll draft dodger planned to return before congress could pass a law to exclude him The Weather FORECAST IOWA Showers and local thunderstorms Wednesday night or by Thursday except fair in extreme east portion Wednes day night warmer Wednesday night in east and southcentral portions and in southeast por tion Thursday cooler Thursday m west portion MINNESOTA TJnselllcd Wcd Bllt and Thursday with showers and local thunder storms not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis lics iMaximum Tuesday gfl Minimum Tuesday nifht 55 At 8 a m Wednesday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum jg Minimum 37 QUEEN MOTHER MARY Suffers Eye Injury as Accident Result PAGE 2 Mason City High Set for Davenport Game PAGE 9 Girls 4rTRTlly Day Planned for June 3 PAGE 16 BELIEVED NEAR FREEDOM Little Hope Held for 27 Others as Dramatic Rescue Is Pushed PORTS M OUT H N H probably the most dramatic rescue in thu history of undersea craft 15 men entombed for more than 29 hours aboard the sunken submarine Squalus were hauled to safety in a diving bell Wednesday and 17 others known to be alive stepped close to free air and freedom Against the names of 27 of their colleagues how ever were marked the terse ivords Little hope is held thut they are alive The first survivors report ed these 27 one officer Ensign Joseph Patterson of Oklahoma apparently had drowned or were crushed under the tons of water that flooded the after part of the submarine trapped under 240 feet of water since Tuesday One of the first seven pulled into the sunlight Wednesday was an J C Nichols of was a civilian and the other five were enlisted men Even as the diving bell fell and rose bringing others to safety Lieutenant Nichols reported the commander of the Squalus Lieut O F Aaquin and two other offi cers Lieutenants William T Doyle Jr of Baltimore and Robert N Robertson of Quanah Tex were among those who had survived As the men were taken from the rescue chamber they were rushed to a decompression cham ber aboard tile rescue ship Fal con and then taken to the naval hospital at Portsmouth Great Cheer Kiscs Officers said an effort would be made to bring up even the of the dead lo be taken by divers from the flooded compartments before the ship was pumped out and brought to the surface The rescue chamber rose from the ocean floor on its second mer cy tup shortly before 2 p m CbT tins time bringing eight sur vivors as against seven on the first trip Xo sooner had the diving bell discorded its human carffo than preparations were made to send it back again to pick up others of tlie 17 still left below who were known to be alive at that time A Sreat cheer arose from the rew of the rescue ship Falcon as the dripping rescue bell arose from the sen and was landed gently on the deck of the surface All seven uti the first trip were ab e to step from the bell without help UJKI walk about on toe deck drawing their first free air since the Squalus was trapped on the ocean floor by an open induction Ive dive Tuesday The other six saved first were Roland Blanchard a fireman Her shey Mich Harold C Prebble a civilian employed by the navy de partment Wilmington William n cook Washington Theo ignaJman Stiilcn Y Gerald McLees elec niiite Richmond Kans mate New Salem W The first actual rescue in liis lory from such a dcplli as 210 lect was accomplished In almost record than five hours after a diver first touched the sunken craft Within a matter of minutes attcr the first seven had stepped to freedom the diving bell was scaled The two submarines arc alike in every particular   

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