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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H UOM e f H S r MCM AS T o c P r or i A COUP DES MCI NES t A HOME EDITION VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES NEWS BEHI Mallon Critical of Efforts Toward Loans official oiuciat The terrible story of what was Ben Cohen bill for government in happening down in the tomblike small business loans may develop into the next pan pool bay where the submarine cake instead of Thetis lay was told Saturday by the next pana F F Shaw civilian technician ot cea the CammellLaird company con Authoritative rolling pins are being unfurled to the slogan Knead the Mead bill its official but er roneous title Senator Carter Glass is so an gry he pulled Slallon VS aihritis ou of a sickbed to come down and oppose it although events pre vented him from doing so that day The American Bankers as sociation is coming down without arthritis Even such an ardent spending loyalist as Chairman Eecles of federal reserve is reported ready to express misgivings about the provision forcing reserve banks to rediscount that kind of paper Equally loyal chairman Bob Wag ner of the senate banking commit tee betrayed his doubts by asking newsmen frankly what they thought of it They thought it was a well meaning but crossvisioned idea The treasury too is re ported having some difficulty mailing up its mind although it will probably have to be kind like Eecles and object only to certain provisions Fears Political Angle What cast most fainninded doubts however is the basic in tent of the bill to make bad loans good If a good hotdog merchant for instance a man with a good reputation wants to get money from a bank for an addition to his place hecan get it at the usual commercial rateof 6 per cent He can do it now He can do it under the bill But under the bill a ily bynight competitor across the street without a banking reputa tion could get one of these Ben Cohen loans at 4 and u fraction per cent wtih the government holding 90 per cent of the bag Then the political angle is troublesome A politically minded administrator RFC is to handle it could without much bother provide every good democratic hotdog dealer especially any who happen to have a letter of intro duction from a senator or con gressman or even perchance Mrs Roosevelt Every once in a while Mr Roosevelt telk someone like his ment is permitted to roll out flat That seems a possible course al y though adherents of the bill are enthusiastically predicting any de ll fects will be corrected by amend ment and then the president will throw pressure behind it and put it through 1 Hatch Bills Outlook The untold way in which Mr Garner lei it be known the Hatch bill outlawing politics from would be passed inspired the pub lished inferences that he must have meant regardless of white house attitude Reporters were frying to get just seen the president They wanted to know what the presi get oul dent thought Mr Garner strolled The luu lu lllu through They asked him to go in submarine and the older men were and eii f fminrr rU MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 3 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT Tills PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 203 98 MEET DEATH ON BRITISH SUB Survivor Says Victims Didnt LIVERPOOL England struclors of the stricken subrnw shn T W VX blackness at the bottom of Liver struclors of theStricken subma last man to leave alive Friday by means of the Davis lung escape apparatus Lying on a bunk the salvage tug Grebecock still coughing and occasionally gasping as if still in Thetis Shaw told a London Daily Express correspondent There is little hope for the other chaps When I left the gas was getting worse Men gv88 were doomed to die but there was no panic Admiralty officials said that by gas Shaw undoubtedly meant the constantly rarefying air It was awful Thursday night Two men tried to escape through the conning tower They both drowned Another lost his reason 1 and went mad He also died I could hear the other chaps moving about in the darkness At first they did not complain They kept up a running talk on sports Shaw the last man up was first ashore He landed from the Grebecock Friday night assisted by sailors He was wrapped in a thick coat with a cowllike hood His eyes were watering his face was pale and expressionless He did nol respond to a friendly pat on his back by a bystander as he was helped into an automobile and drivenoff to a hospital Hope for saving HO entrapped men in the British submarine Thetis flown off Birkenhead England in tiie Irish sea disappeared shortly after this dramatic sea level picture was made Two boatloads of rescue workers are shown hard by the slern of the sunken vessel This picture was cabled from London to the United States DIDNTKNOW Why Workers DAMAGE CAUSED HELP WAS NEAR First to Escape Was Surprised to Find Destroyer Close at Hand LONDON The first man to escape from the sunken Thetis did so in a daring attempt to save his trapped companions without knowing whether help was at hand on the waters surface res cuers disclosed Saturday Altogether only four men es caped all by the Use of the Davis lung an oxygens u p p 1 y t n g mask This first man up v was Capt H P K Oram who commanded the fifth submarine flotilla for which the Thetis was intended After he came up the other three proceed ed after getting signals from res cuers Surprised to FintI Ship snid n uu jui jjjj cnn sn n nether ghost Mr Cohen to work of one of the rescue ships Satur up something like Ihe new Mead day did nol come up as a result lilll yriri t h pn ipnllct if i u i of any signal to the submarine tonkin ui iujy signa 10 uie suumarmc doubts begin to develop the move Those in the Thetis had no idea whether known their position was He was most surprised to find the destroyer Brazen there and to be picked up immediately The Brazen had beenabout lo give the service signal to the Thetis for abandoning the ship by detonating a number of charges under the water Fear Chamber Jammed The signal was then given the seaman continued and three more came to Ihe surface but no move I was told tluit Captain Oram had left instructions to abandon the ship when the signal was heard It seems after the last escape one of the hold of Senator Hatch who had doors of the escape chamber be came jammed and no others could air was very foul in the LIJMIUU ujm Togo in tuujjjiiune and the older men were and relieve Hatch from the sen suffering That is why Captain ate chair so they could find out Oram decided to take a chance if the president had agreed to adoption of the measure Oh t can tell you the bill will go through before congress ad journs said the V p in suo t stance That satisfied the main point but left some doubt as to whether the white house opposition had been relaxed Hatch will press the i bill and if administration ob staclef begin to appear he will publicly make an accusing speech No 1 ghost Tom Corcoran is emerging at least halfway into the ai luttai nanway into the open His luncheon with 13 sena tors was his firit departure from HITCHHIKER IS GIVEN SENTENCE To Serve 8 Years and Pay Fine for Slaying Salvation Army Officer DES MOINES Ray Kidwell 18 Kclley Iowa hitch hiker Salurcluy was sentenced lo llll IIUIII V vi7 o o I II 1 LU the shadows Unhappily the scninot Hire than eight years in the ators never found what his uurj Anamosu reformatory and fined pose was Tommy was apparentlvsl000 tor lllc slaying of W L slated to talk about the Mead billj Salvation but two senate quorum calls drew Did Not Cut Hole in Sub BIRKENHEAD semi official explanation issued Satur day said rescue workersconsid ered cutting a hole in the stern of the sunken submarine Thetis dur ing the hours it was exposed Fri day but this was not found prac ticable Only a tiny compartment was in that part of the stern exposed the statement said and if a hole had been cut and a water light manhole inserted it would have taken some time Then the trapped men many of whom by that time must have been in a weakened condition would have had to climb up a steep incline and be dragged through the hole out of the com partment the statement added Only Hour or Two The tide allowed an hour or two for this work and it was not possible in tiie time Any movement of the nounced pro ship would have doomed the men in stantly As it was the stern actu ally did go down and did not come up again on the 6 oclock ebb tide Friday evening The submarine was held only by her nose at the bottom and was about slightly under the influence of the very strong tide which runs at this spot Eventu ally she toppled right over and was not seen again from the sur face Airline Was Ready An airline was ready in a res cue ship but the operation of cut ting even a small holein the stem and welding this line into it so that fresh air could be pumped pretty certain that to the men on board also would have taken longer than tidal con ditions allowed Four men escaped by the Davis apparatus and it is understood those engaged in rescue work be lieve three other men lost their lives in attempting lo escape Nerve Wrackinn Experience Davis compartments for equalizing pressure before escap ing arc at either end of the ves sel ant arc principally for use when it is on an even keel Inthe Thetis the four men who escaped had to craivl up the ship to the stern chamber don their apparatus open the door which admitted water slowly and then when the water was up to their necks open a second door which admitted a rush of waler which shot them to the surface Captain Ornm one of those who left the submarine success fully described his escape as n most nervewracking experience BY TORNADO Farm Buildings Are Destroyed in Twister Thompson twister which raged over a six mile strip late Friday afternoon destroyed farm buildings uprooted trees broke window panes and caused a fire in which fiOO chickens were burned The storm struck at the Tweet farm near Thompson first its force smashing a brooder house onto its side A fire resulted and the 600 chickens in the house were burned Barns in the area were wrecked and trees uprooted as the twisler continued on its path At the Thor land farm the bnrn was moved from its foundations by the velo city of the wind and window panes in the farm home were shattered Telephone communication was disrupted as lines were blown down by the twister Reserve Officers Picnic on Sunday A reserve officers picnic will be held at Seeds lake near Hampton Sunday afternoon at 3 oclock The picnic is open to all reserve offi cers and their families according to Capt Vern Mott retiring presi dent of he North Iowa chapter of reserve officers A sports program will be held LIGHTNING HITS TKAIX LITTLE FALLS Minn Lightning struck the Northern Pa cifics crack Northcoasl Limited near here Friday ripping a hole in the roof of the baggage car No one was injured C i Hasten his audience away before he could Kidwell was gel started Senators understood Corcoran is being polished up for n larger role in the coming campaign But from deeper inside comes Ihe interpre tation that the Cork is about to bob back to his original ful character of legislative draft ing agent for the white house es chewing politics in which he lias not excelled Army financial tried on first dej Executed f Or grce murder charges and con victed of manslaughter The eight I MICHIGAN CITY Ind year sentence is mandatory for a manslaughter conviction The youth confessed he shot Lowe on March 25 near Ankeny after Lowe picked him up in his automobile Copjrijbt Features Inc FORMER BANKER DIES LE MARS Kaiser 62 former Plymouth county bnnk 1 ei died Friday night V Orellc Easlon 25 Valley City N Dak farm youth whose monh long crime career ended abruptly in the killing of an Indiana state policeman died Salurday in the cleclric chair Easton walked un assisted from his death row cell the few steps lo the execution chamber and pronounced dead at a m lie accepted Jris fate moodily The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night and Sunday cooler in extreme east portion Saturday night warmer Sunday MINNESOTA Fair Saturday niffht and Sunday warmer Sun day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday US Minimum Friday night 50 At 8 a m Saturday 58 Raiu 103 inches Rainfall which Friday night I caused the mercury to dip io 50 wns of a somewhat spotty nature I with Jni inches being the amount at the KGLO transmitter station and a smaller amount being regis tered at the north edge of town YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum go WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period of June 5 1939 to June 10 1939 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleysr fair and warmer Monday and Tuesday shower period Wednesday to Fri day fair Saturday cooler Thurs day and Friday Lieut F C Woods of the Thetis crew second man out was landed from a destroyer early Sat urday morning and taken to a hospital He had been in the sick bay of the destroyer Brazen since his rescue suffering from nervous exhaustion and shock Woods said Saturday There is not much hope for the rest Its a 100 to 1 chance against their being rescued alive This was the story told by a navy doctor A M Jones who came ashore from the destroyer Brazen which first sighted the Thetiss stern Everybody aboard gave up hope hours ago He told how those aboard the Brazen had waited hour after hour for more survivors to follow the four who came up The four survivors sat on our decks watching operations The suspense was terrible We wailed and watched Nothing happened hour after hour We could see the tide creeping up gradually high er and higher up the protruding stern For a minute one foot was left and it looked as if that would remain above water Then it vanished slowly as the water rose and we knew that only a miracle could save those aboard Shaws wife said he seemed dazed and shied from talking about his experience He seemed dazed and aparl from one statement in which he said he hoped the others would get out all right he has spoken only a few words the wife said Mrs Shaw said she could not tell him the pessimistic that hope seemed lost for ihe others because doctors had warned that he must rest CRESCO WOMAN AGAIN HEAD OF MISSION GROUP Sunday Sessions to Climax Norwegian K Church Convention officers of the Iowa District Womens Mis sionary Federation were re elected at the closing session of that group held Friday afternoon as follows Mrs H M Normann Cresco president Mrs J L Ren dahl Forest City vice president Mrs R O Slorvick Mason City second vice president Mrs Carl Opsahl Jewell secretary Mrs O L N Wigdahl Mason City treas urer Resolutions were adopted by the delegates at that session expressing thanks for divine guidance in the deliberations of the convention The officers of the district were commended for their efficiency in arranging and conducting the con vention Thanks were extended to the town of Northwood for the use of the school auditoriumto Supt E A Prehm for his coop eration and to the corps of North wood high school typists who as sisted in convention needs the helpful attention of the caretakers of the building and for the good will expressed by the Commercial club in arranging the courtesy band concert by the school band and the auto trip to Shell Rock church one of the hostess churches west of Northwood Jutlgre Graven Speaks Tiie Northwood Lutheran church and Shell Rock church were thanked for the efficient manner in which all local arrange ments were made and carried out Members of the resolutions com mittee were Mr M Mendsager Mrs F W Larson and Mrs Gil bert Knutson The banquet for the Womens Missionary Federation and Lu theran Daughters of the Reforma tion was held in the high school auditorium and was served by the ladies of the Methodist church The Brotherhood banquet was served in the basement dining rooms of the Lutheran church by the ladies of the Baptist church District Judge Henry N Graven spoke at the meeting the Brotherhood banquet Message Delivered Following the womens banquet the L D R held the opening convention session in the auditori um of the Baptist church The address of the evening was given by the Rev L C Tallackson of Sioux City Messages of a special nature were given by Miss Helen Huus Northwood and Arnold Christcnsen Mason City Mrs Stanley Nelson president of the Northwood L D R gave the wel come address with a response by Miss Helen Roseland of Eagle Grove Vocal and pipe organ numbers were included on the program The Sunday sessions will cli max the convention program which will open at a m and continue with a second service at a m an afternoon ser vice and an evening service N Astrup Larsen D D president of the Iowa District of the Norwegian Lutheran church of America will preach in the Norse language at the oclock service to be held in the Northwood Lutheran church Missionary to Talk The Rev T F Gullixson presi dent of Luther Theological Semi nary St Paul will preach in the English language at the oclock service which will be held in the high school auditorium The LOOK INSIDE FOR BEATRICE WOOD Kidnaped Infant to Show to Sweetheart PAGE 2 Major Bosses Play Tricks With Hurlers PAGE 0 Kossuth County 4H GirJs Meet at Burt PAGE 11 cornelist Earl Martinson will give a vocal solo and the Salem Lu theran choir of Lake Mills di recled by Miss Mildred Holstad will sing The Rev Rolf Syrdal of China will give the address at the oclock service his subject being Facing the Mission Need of To day and being a Foreign Mission rally The Rev M O Sumstad Roland will preside and Bliss Opal Bakken Northwood will serve as organist Miss Anne Mad son of Sion Lutheran church will sing a solo The combined Sion Silver Lake Lutheran church choirs will sing under the direc tion of Miss Gladys Trustem of Lake Mills At 8 oclock p m a Home Mis sion Rally and Choral Union con cert will be held The Rev Carl Opsahl of Jewell Iowa will speak and a sacred concert of choral and solo numbers will be given Solo ists will be William Odegaard baritone Miss Esther Nolson and Miss Anne Madson sopranos Prof Odvin Hagen of Waldorf college will direct the choral group with Miss Mildred Holstad Lak Mills as acccompanist Dr N As trup Larsen will conduct the clos ing exercises Louis and Galento Fight Will Be June 28 in Yankee Stadium NEW YORK hcavy i weight championship fighl be tween Joe Louis and Tony Galento on June 28 will be held in the Yankee stadium Promoter Mike Jacobs announced Saturday He said tickets would go on sale Monday with the best seats selling for S2750 Jacobs had considered shifting the fight to Philadelphia but the idea apparently was abandoned when Joe Jacobs manager of Ga lento received n license from the J commission to act as ini organist and Iver Bidnc Jr as 1 Tonys corner on June 28 1 Rev S O Sorlicn will serve as liturgist Miss Stella Tenold STERN INQUIRY IS SOUGHT BY BRITISH PRESS Comment Hints at Inefficiency Direct Questions Are Asked LONDON Demands for a stern inquiry and rigorous judg ment concerning the Thetis sub marine disaster were voiced Sat urday in the British press There was comment hinting a inefficiency and two questions were asked repeatedly Might no a dividing bell such as that uset in the sinking of the Squalus in the United States have been o service and why was fhe Thetis allowed tp go on a test run un accompanied by a mother ship Loss Invites Criticism The Daily Mail said At a later date there are many questions which must be answered The na tion will want to know Why the Thetis crashed why she was al lowed to do her lesls in a bay no torious for sunken wreckage why no escort vessel was attached to this new type submarine during the perils of early diving trials why she was allowed to be los for over 15 hours These matters await a stern inquiry and rigor ous judgment For the present the only criticism holds a voice mulct in an overwhelming sense of loss The Daily Telegraph r a i s e i the question regarding the diving bell after reviewing rescue worl on the Squalus which went dowr off Portsmouth N H May 23 with 26 lost and 33 saved the lat ter by means of the diving bell It is pardonable to wonde whether such apparatus would have been of service in the case of the Thetis the Daily Tele graph said editorially But its ef ficacy depends on condition which are not present in Liver pool bay That is a fnct beyond doubt and well to remember a such a moment Hull Above Surface The Express and Mirror were amazed that the hull wai above the surface and yet no one was saved except four men es caping with the Davis lung ap paratu Some of the reasons heard in various circles for the failure to use a diving beli included Pre cisely the same type of equipmen used for the Squalus was at leas not immediately available at the scene of the Thetis accident a diving bell was not suitable for use in the case of a submarine in an almost vertical position with its nose down in mud the sub merged forward escape hatch was believed out of commission through flooding Madeleine Carroll Seeking Divorce Asks Movie Title Change 1 1OLLYWOOD Madeleine Carroll asked Paramount studios Saturday as a personal favor to think up a new name tor her starring picture Arc husbands necessary It seemed that in her case they werent Miss Carroll said she was filing suit for divorce in London against Copt Philip Astlcy charging him with adultery and that she felt another and less embarrassing title was in order The studio offered to change the name of the film but said things had gone loo far to change the plot which has Miss Carroll cast as a businesswoman who has no time for love LOSS GREATEST IN HISTORY OF DEEPSEA SHIPS Admiralty Officially Abandons Hope Work of Salvage Continues BIRKENHEAD Bug and believed itiffocated by chlorine gas 98 men were given up for dead by the admiralty late Saturday in the submarine Thetis on the muddy bottom of the Irish sea The disaster ranks as the greatest in submarine history Hope Not Justified The admiralty announced at p m a m C S T there is now no longer justification for hope that any further lives can be saved from the Thetis Salvage work pro ceeds Only shortly before U had raised the number loft aboard the submarine from 97 to 98 Four of the 102 men aboard when the vessel dived into the mud Thursday 14 miles off Great Ormes head escaped Friday with Davis lungs Three of the 98 left were believed to have died trying to get out the same way Britain stunned and be wildered wavered between sorrow and perplexity as it accepted the news of the catastrophe with a torrent of questions There was no immediate answer to the questions of what caused the submarine to dive into the mud or why no one was able to follow the four men who escaped safely Friday The admiralty statement aban doning hope was preceded by a similar one from the offices of Cammell Laird Ltd builders of the vessel An official of Cammell Laird announced shortly after 3pm 8a m C S We have now no hope of sav ing further lives We consider that the men died from chlorine gas The ship car ried a large quantity of chlorine which we think would have escaped owing lo Ihe angle at which she lay Imbedded in Mud The number aboard was raised from 90 to 98 during the day with disclosure by the admiralty that eight additional civilian techni cians not previously listed were among those on the test run The new 51500000 Thetis be came imbedded in mud at a 45 de gree angle during a test dive Thursday The 165foot craft was in water only 130 feet deep and when first found Friday morning IS feet of her tail were above the surface While attempts were facing made to keep this part of tlic craft above water a strong tide came in about dusk Friday and after the tail had been visible for seven hours swept it under sea When the tide slackened the tail failed to reappear It was at this point that the admiralty and the builders first disclosed to the pub lic grave fears that any lives would be saved in addition to those ot four men who had es caped Friday morning by the Davis lung Why more men failed to follow the four remained one of the many mysteries of the tragedy Greatest Loss in History The death toll of 98 was by far the greatest in the history of mans attempts to navigate beneath the surface of the sea The next great est loss of life was in the sinking of a Japanese submarine on Aug 21 1923 beside a dock at Kobe Japan when 8a men all aboard were lost With rescue hopes abandoned it was said operations would con tinue to try to salvage the Thetis Even before the announcement that he men probably had died of gttf little hope had been held that they still were alive Heard Faint Tappings Naval experts calculated that air in the submarine would sus tain the imprisoned men only until about a m p m CST hours after the craft made a trial dive in the sea Some hope was raised even ofter that period expired when divers reported they heard faint lappings at 2 a m 1 p m CST Friday from within the submar ines stout walls But as the hours passed without   

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