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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1939, Mason City, Iowa HIST wew OEPT OF DCS Mol MES coup t I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS rULL LKASED WIRIS FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 251939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 195 SUBMARINE RESCUE WORK RESUMED EXPECT TO FIND BODIES OF 26 STILL ON BOAT Bell Is Repaired After Trouble Is Encountered in Saving of 33 Men PORTSMOUTH N H though admitting only the barest possibility existed there still was life on the sunken submarine Squalus Rear Admiral C W Cole announced Wednesday the re sumption of rescue work In pointing out there was little hope for the 26 men still trapped on the illrfated submersible Cole said the submarine temperature dropped 27 degrees since the craft went down Tuesday and that it tilted sharply when water flooded the after part Rescue Chamber Repaired From the rescue ship Falcon to which 33 survivors were hoisted Wednesday and Wednesday night the admiral said Repair of the rescue chamber has been completed Will resume rescue operations on the after part of the Squalus Above the sunken craft a stretch of water with a radius of twothirds of a mile has been marked off by buoys and no ves sels will be permitted near the rescue ship unless they have offi cial business Lieut Oliver F Naquin com mander of the Squalus and the last of the survivors to leave her came ashore Thursday with the other seven crew members who were trapped for four hours Wednesday night after the great rescue bell became fouled on its kerivessef1 Taken on Stretcher Charles Smith Kuney seaman of Tulare Gal was Uorne on a stretcher from the coast guard boat Harriet Lane The other crew members ap peared in good condition how over walking to the ambulances thatawaited them As Lieutenant Naquin grim faced bareheaded dressed in nondescript woolen clothing reached the head of the gang plank kissed by his wait ing wife who joined him in the yard commandants automobile Officers clapped him on the back as he passed them Naquin man aged a slight momentary smile for waiting cameramen Under Medical Care All were removed to the Ports mouth naval hospital to be placed under medical care with the ship mates who had preceded them as a precaution against pneumonia While there was rejoicing throughout the country over the rescue of 33 men a grim silent atmosphere prevailed in this city as preparations to remove bodies got undeiway But for that sad job and Car Identified in Assault The car owned byFrank Cronin business agent of theAmerican Federation of Labor Waterloo has been identified by witnesses as the car carryiusr four unidentified ihen who attacked Albert IVallskor driver of a Schcrmerhorn dairy truck last Friday morning near the outskirts of the city Cronin has been arrested on a charge of assault with intent to inflict sreat bodily injury but deiiies being hcreat Hie lime of the assault the the Tragic Sub Story Told by Officer PORTSMOUTH N H Drawn and haggard Lieut Oliver F Naquin revealed Thursday that a mercifully swift death with life snuffed out quickly under tons of icy sea water was the fate of thet 26 men still buried in the sunken submarine Squalus that he com manded Thirtythree were res cued by use of the diving bell In hospital attire Lieutenant Naquin told for the first time the tragic story of the sinking of his Tells of Communications My officers and men performed 100 per cent There was never any in my mind that we could come up especially after we heard from lie Sculpin that the Falcon was underway The Sculpin was over us first and did some grand work I released my one available marked buoy and communicated with the forward torpedo room Lieutenant Nichols was able to get off the full story of our con dition by telephone to the Sculpin 1 later went to the torpedo room and exchanged greetings with Cap tain WilUins of the Sculpin and then the buoy line parted appar ently as a result of oceancondi tions The lives of the men in the after compartment in my opinion were snuffed out immediately by the incoming water I knew at once from the angle that we took that the after compartments were probably flooded Blew Ballast Tanks first took water alter div ing and leveling off at 30 feet We blew all our ballast tanks at once and the bow took an up angle of ibout 30 degrees and then we dropped to the bottom and re navy had completed with the first use of the new nine ton escape bell piie of the most dramatic undenvater rescues in the annals i grces Somebody mentioned the men in the after compartment and 1 immediately let it be known that there was to be no further dis cussion of them There was noth FRANK CRONIN Assault ing we cuuld do for them and there was no sense in discussing them We rationed out our Momser lungs and sent up smoke signals There was a civilian observer Mr Prehle Harold C Preble naval in the contro room with me and he too pe formed 100 per cent He was given instructions in the use o the Momsen lung and respondec readily Ala ness Is Praised Because the icy conditions of the water decided to use the lungs only as a last resort I there had been any leak in the ship or any other reason why w should doubt our safety of course we would have used the lung to I get the men out at all costs Lloyd B Maness an electri cians mate is the man to whom I owe my life and so also do all of the other men who were in the control room Maness acting speedily and instinctively closed the door shutting off the after compartment and keeping the water out of thecontrol room It was a job that required super human strength because of our angle and the pressure of the water pouring into the after com partment Uniform Constitution Voted by Lions WATERLOO MAN IS ARRESTED IN LOCAL BEATING Car Used in Assault on Wallskog identified as That of Cronin Frank Cronin business agent of the American Federation of Labor Waterloo was arrested late Wed nesday in connection with the beating of Albert Wallskog local driver of a Schermerhorn dairy truck by four unidentified men who accosted Wallskog near the city limits of Mason City early last Friday morning Cronin was arrested by he sheriff Blackhawk county at the request of Mason City police who stated that witnesses have identified the car used by the four men alleged to have been involved in the assault as Cronins car Denies Being Here The Waterloo man stated that he was not in Mason City tha morning the assault was alleged to have occurred but admitted he had allowed members of the or ganization to drive his car the preceding night Chief of Police Harold Wolfe and John Wallace of the finger print department of the local po lice drove to Waterloo Wednes day and brought Cronin to Mason City where Police Judge Morris Laird approved a bond posted by the Waterloo man Wed nesday CroninwasfeleaVed7 to appear at the preliminary hearing set for Saturday June 3 iri local police court on a charge of assault with intent to inflict great bodily in jury Police staled that witnesses have been found who identified Cronin as being in Mason City the morning of the assault Car Identified The description of the assail ants car given by Wallskog cor responded in every way to that of Cronins according to police The attack on the local man occurred about oclock the morning of May 19 at Twentyseventh street and Washington avenue south west Armand J Pease business agent of the local drivers union was held for investigation fol lowing the assault but was later released without charge The Performing one of Ihe most dramatic rescues in its iiislnry the United several weeks ago Cronin will be defended by At torney Upton Kepford of Water loo when he appears for hearing Local police stated the case has not been entirely cleared up and that investigation is tinued One lowan on Sub Alive Another Dead DES MOINES Iowa family mourned whileanother re joiced Thursday over the outcome of rescue efforts in the tragedy of the submarine Squalus At Marshalltown M r and 3Urs Tony Marino mourned the death of their son John Joseph Marino who perished in the dis aster Latest reports continued to list him among ihe dead Meanwhile at Luton Mrs Viola Holder rejoiced in the knowledge that her prayers had been an swered and her son William Da vid Botilton was safe For two hours Wednesday she thought he too had died but he finally was reported safe A mistake at the base of rescue operations had listed him as probably dead in an early re port but it was later corrected when he was brought to the sur face with other survivors WILSTlNVETOES PRIZE FOR OIL Refuses to Sign Measure for Award to lowan DES MOINES George A Wilson exercised his right of veto for the first time Thursday by refusing to sign the bill awarding a 325000 prize to the individual sinking the first worthwhile oil well in Iowa LOOK INSIDE FOR DE W A KENNEDY Civil War Veteran at Rudd Succumbs PAGE 2 Mason City High to Battle Blue Devils PAGE 15 Recognition Day Is Observed at Osage PAGE 14 SCATTEREDRAW IS FORECAST Mercury Rises Again After Hitting 100 Degree Mark in Iowa DKS MOINES weath er bureau held out hope Thursdaj that scattered showers or thun derstorms would bring relief to some of Iowas thirsty crops which already have been damaged by the spring drought and extreme tile heels of Wednesdays 3 PLEAD GUILTY IN MASS POISON MURDER CASES Seven Others Enter Not Guilty Pleas in Probe in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA of 29 defendants in the arsenic poison ring which killed for in surance pleaded guilty Thursday to charges which can send them to the electric chair in one of the greatest mass murder arraign ments in American criminal his tory Sevenother defendants includ ing two alleged arsenic widows pleaded not guilty Morris Louis the Habbi Bol ber described as one of the di rectors of the syndicate was among those who pleaded guilty but two other key Petrillo and Ceasare pleaded not guilty In addition to Bolber guilty pleas ware entered by Samuel Sortino and Rafael Polselli The other not guilty pleas were entered by Davd Brandt Mrs Christina Cerrone and the arsenic widows Mrs Agnes Handiuk Mrs Amedeo Mussel and Mrs Josephine Romualdo All those arraigned were in dicted on murder involuntary and voluntary manslaughter charges in connection with the deaths o the rings 100 or more victims The arraignment constituted a peculiar courtroom scene Many oi thedefendants could not speal English and had to be told wha the charges were against them in International Chief to Speak Italian When Polselli pleaded juilty to ihe murders the public defender Thomas E Cogan protested to Judge Albert S C Millar that some of the accused were pleading without consulting counsel He asked permission in Polsellis case to file a petition withdrawing the guilty pleas but Polselli was adamant and refused to sign a re quest for an attorney heat1 On j above 100 degree readings at sev eral points temperatures Thurs day averaged 15 degrees above normal Possible scattered showers or thunderstorms were forecast for Thursday night and Friday No rainfall was reported dur ing the last 24 hours The unofficial high Wednesday was 103 at Harlan and Audubon while Fort Dodge turned in the official high of 102 Mason City reported 01 Minimum Wednes day night was 60 at Esthervilli and Imvood Weather bureau officials said Wednesdays temperatures were ihe highest in May since 1934 Projecting Equipment Hit by Train One Dies NEWINGTON Conn David Butters of East Providence R I was killed and at least 12 persons were injured Thursday when three coaches of the Wash ingtonian New Haven railroads Montreal to Washington Express were struck by equipment proj ecting from a passing work train None of the injured was believed seriously hurt The Weather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Wednesday night and Friday possibly scat tered showers or thunderstorms cooler Friday and in central and west portions Wednesday night MINNESOTA Cloudy Thurs day night and Friday posibly jocal showers or thunderstorms in central and south portions cooler in southeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 91 Minimum Wednesday night 67 At 8 a m Thursday 81 Al 2 p m 88 The mercury touched a new high jor the season here Wednes day going to 91 The previous high was 87 on May 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 52 BERGDOLLBACK TO SERVE TERM World War Draft Dodger Is Taken to U S Army Post NEW YORK UR G r o v e r Cleveland Bergdoll World war draft dodger who spent 20 years in selfexile in Germany returnee to the United States Thursday prepared to serve the prison term he escaped in 1919 Bergdoll whose German wife and family are in the United States returned on the liner Bremen The liner was me at quarantine by a coasl guarc cutter which took the draft dodgei to the army post on Governors is land FISH HUSTLERS HUXTJED COLORADO SPRINGS Colo fish rustlers were sought Thursday by Sheriff Sam Deal of El Paso county after Eu gene Lilly reported the theft o 400 rainbow trout from his pri vate hatchery here AVALTER F DEXTER President Lions International on page 28 TAX PROGRAM IS DEVELOPED Morgenthau States Leaders Agree on Business Aid Plan WASHINGTON of the Treasury Morgenthau re ported Thursday congressiona leaders had agreed on a tax pro gram with the president tha would definitely contribute ti business recovery The treasury head said the conference held at the whili house Wednesday cleared up de tails of a corporation tax revision program and that no further con ferences were expected He replied with an emphatic when asked if the tax pro gram was ready to go before con gress He added however that he not yet know on what date the house ways and means commit tee summon him to presen the plan The president conferred Wednesday with Chairman Harri son DMiss of the senate fi nance committee Senator Byrnes DS and Representative Cooper DTenn Morgenthau said he could port that more progress has been made in the last couple of days than was made in the last cou ple of months towards a solution of the tax problem He added that good will around was responsible for agreement al the GLEN KIDWELL FOUND GUILTY DES HIOINES Ray Kidwell 18 year old Kelley Iowa youth was found guilty tf man slaughter by a district court jury here Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of W L Lowe Salvation Army fund solicitor near Ankeny March 25 3 GOVERNORS IN IOWA DISTRICT ARE SELECTED Concluding Business Sessions Are Held Dexter Will Speak A uniform constitution and by laws for district 9 was adopted Thursday as more than 200 dele gates from all parts of Iowa com pleted the final business sessions of the two day 22nd annual Lions convention held in the Hotel Hall ford Mason City The new setup as explained by District Governor Richardson will consist of a state council state officers district cabinet district officers and district governors ad visory council Is Highly Organized It was pointed out by the dis trict governor thiit Lions Interna tional is one the most highly organized groups of the service clubs and therefore should be more closely knit under one set of regulations He explained that the adoption movement started in Illinois and at the present time most of the states have followed the lead Election of governors was held by each of the three subdistricts The newlyelected governors are John Christensen Charles City district 9A Frank Charter Guth rie Center district 9B and Ike Younker Keokuk flC DevelopingLeadership is building aiiddevel oping leadership making it a pow erful force to combat the isms that menace America Dale E Carrell international director pointed out during Ihe afternoon session What would Mussolini Hitler or Stalin be without the power of life or death over their subjects the director asked as he pointed out that the world is witnessing a war against things that civilization has so long held dear Youths Hold Future Referring to the youth of today Mr Carrell rlated that the future of the country depends upon the youth that are being trained to day and he stressed the necessity of Lions International taking the lead in this movement Resolutions presented during lie afternoon session consisted of ex pressions of appreciation to Di trict Governors Kenneth S Good rich of Boone Norman W Love grove of Des Moines and Guy C Richardson of Jefferson The reso lutions also expressed thanks to the Mason City club the press and persons responsible for making the convention a success Luncheon Held Talks on Lionism during the final session were given by J L Korbes of Bort Dodge E G Greene of SiouxCity and Gus Pusateri of Iowa City Music was furnished by Oliver Scott of DCS Moines District Governor Goodrich gave a brief talk at the luncheon meet ing and introduced W F Dexter international president Music was furnished by the Mason City high school chorus of 60 voices Delegates suspended regular convention business for a brief pe riod during the Thursday morning
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