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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MAR CON R H IST VtU K tl f Of JRi A DCS UQlNE3 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES rrvB CENTS A copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 13 1939 ItOS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 236 NEWS BEHIN ByPAULMALLON SQUALUS ESCAPES FROM CREW Downtowners Wrote New Spending Bill WASHINGTON slipped their legislative drafts of the invisible spending bill into congress after all Telltale mark on the bill as introduced by Senator Leader Barkley was that it was m imeographed not printed When congress men introduce bills they have free privileges of the govern ment printing office Their own bills are therefore pre Paul niallon sented in print ed form Ghost authors who drew this one and neglected to disguise it by having some senator get it printed before introduction are Ben Cohen to whom is attributed most of the selfliquidating lan guage Treasury Gen Counsel Ed Foley who collaborated on the fi nancing features Lauchlin Currie Eccles spending man in federal reserve who worked on the rail road equipment leasing provis ions Mr Roosevelt offered the plan in a letter to Senator Jimmy Byrnes but Mr Byrnes wisely ducked and let Leader Barkley take it Byrnes complained to newsmen who earlier were calling the invisible spend ing program the Byrnes plan Privately he explained he did not want to handle the legislation for the white house because he wanted to reserve the right to op pose certain features of it WPA Strike Arguments WPAs strike argument which resulted in beaten heads blood shed and even death apparently h3s not been clearly understood was dropped hen thfe bTjcks begantofly What excited the stalled WPA workers was simply this WPA has become a sort of substitute PWA as far as they are concerned only leafraking were involved Wo wage question wouldhave been raised But as WPA is building airports stadia and such things the skilled workers thought the prevailing wage standard which has been a part of PWA for five years should be applied to these projects Otherwise they would be working for 50 cents an hour at a skilled job in which a worker in private employment might be get ting an hour This is all true But the objections of WPA are equally true and equally formid able Skilled WPA workers have a decidedly unfair advantage over unskilled WPA labor In cities of over 100000 population for in stance the skilled workers have been receiving an average of a month unskilled This is all right but the gross unfairness is that the skilled man must work only 42 hours a month to get his average while the unskilled man must work 110 hours for his S55 WPA and congress were try ing to protect the unskilled work Yegg Lookout Confesses Dies in Jail CORONER SAYS DEATH CAUSED BY ALCOHOLISM Confederate Admits Having Given Aid When Abel Safe Was Robbed William Grady Heidt 32 Chi cago confessed lookout man when a professional safe cracker broke into the Abel and Son Inc clothing store early Tuesday morn ing and stole about from the safe and cash register died in his cell at the local police station about oclock Wednesday night Coroner J E McDonald stated that death was caused by acute alcoholism Dr C M Franchere city health director was called to the station Wednesday morning when Heidt was too ill to be ques tioned He stated that Heidt was suffering from acute alcoholism at that time and officers left him to sober up as is the usual custom Dr Franchere stated Heidt had taken too much alcohol for his system to throw off however Arrested Tuesday Heidt was arrested about oclock the morning of the robbery for investigation He was found pacing in about a half block area on North Delaware avenue and was in a highly nervous state ac cording to the arresting officer Heidt had ordered a chocolate malted milk at the Pantry calling through yje door When theoffi cer Arrested him lie caltejjhbacfc Ifmy him the police got me Harrison No Z Man The pardner Heidt referred to who incidentally did not return was named as Bill Harrison 32 Chicago in the written and signed confession by Heidt Police have not located Harrison but have state agents and the Federal Bu reau of working on the case According to Heidis confession Harrison worked alone on the Abel and Son Inc job Harrison was described as 5 feet 9 inches in height weighs 160 pounds was wearing a dark gray suit black shoes and straw hat and his hair is light auburn Drove Stolen Car The two came to Mason City from Clear Lake where they had spent two nights at the tourist park They were driving a 30 Essex coupe which was stolen from L C Schuette Chicago July 8 Police seized the car when Heidt was taken into custody and are holding it for Chicago au thorities State agents investigating the robbery here stated that Harrison used a new rope which he had evidently purchased at one of the local stores The rope was tied over a broom stick to hold his More trouble is coming for weight as he lowered himself WPA Virtually unnoticed is B skylight of the build Matrimony Market1 Closed CONGRESS BUSY ON LENDING AND SECURITY BILLS Big Question Mark Hanging Over Revision of Neutrality Law WASHINGTON a big question mark hanging over neutrality legislation congress concentrated Thursday on the ad ministrations lending and social security bill amid serious talk of adjournment by Aug 5 Advocates postponing neu trality debate declared that not even a special message from Presi dent Roosevelt would revive the proposal to repeal the arms em bargo sidetracked in the senate foreign relations committee A message would make little difference in the situation said Republican Leader McNary of Oregon He thought congress would adjourn by Aug 4 or 5 Would ProJonsr Session Representative Rayburn of Tex as the house democratic leader also looked for adjournment about F R States United Press Falsified LOOK INSIDE FOR that time All agreed however hat should WASHINGTON Roosevelt said in a formal state ment Thursday that the Unitet Press had been guilty of a falsi fication of the actual facts in re porting that he and Secretary Hul had disagreed on the language o a neutrality message to congress The United Press story said the disagreement was reported in ad ministration quarters Mr Roose velt was described in the story a wanting to use forceful languag in the message while Secretar Hull was said to have opposed language that might anger the HomeBerlin axis and further an tagonize an already rebellious sen ate Headline Is Cited Mr Roosevelts statement fol lows The reading public is entitled to a statement from the president statement of warning which has been made necessary by a news story issued through the United Press today and already printed in one or more papers and on the United Press ticker service The headline of the local Wash ington Times Herald stales that the president and the secretary of state have split on some form of note on neutrality HARRY BRIDGES Declared to Have Given Talk to Reds PAGE 2 Police arrested five persons after a human slave market was opened in an amusement park near Hackensack N J Advance pub Ucltysaia 22 men and would go on the auction lin IhiniBilM i In iiiililiiiiiin ruiiiini ITniii arrested was Elizabeth Carlton wearing name eaiih afChicago who was first on the auction block er More Trouble for WPA CONTROL FIRE IN BLACK HILLS Fighters Are Aided by Ram m Stopping Blaze Over Wide Area RAPID CITY S Dak Rain heartened tiring fighters Thursday to believe they at last had control of a forest fire 60 milesin circumference that raged through 20000 acres of Black Hills vacation land since Monday Six hundred men were released from duty after a heavy shower late Wednesday quenched the east and south edges of the main fire front which had forced residents of three towns to pack possessions for flight Six hundred others remained to mop up C C Averill supervisor Black Hills National forest said the fire was under control bar ring new winds like the 50 mile blow that whipped the blaze through pine tops Tuesday The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and cooler Thursday night and Fri day MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday cooler Thurs day night and in east and south IN MASON CITY weather statis tics maximum Wednesday 965 Minimum Wednesday night 69 At 8 a m Thursday 81 The mercury played tricks in Mason City Wednesday afternoon hitting 93 degrees at oclock dropping to 92 degrees at 3 oclock and then bouncing to 35 at and at a new high for the year The previous high mark for the summer was 94 degrees recorded on July 6 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum provision in the new relief appro priation bill which will stir new conflicts It requires that relief stipends be readjusted after Aug 31 on a costofliving basis in various districts Payments in the south and west will be upped and those in the east lowered Furthermore the new law re quires that the neediest cases come first which means WPA will be checking on how needy all bene ficiaries are about every two weeks Borahs Inconsistency It was Senator Borahs wise in consistency that may have turned the tide against Mr Roosevelt on neutrality as much as Senators Gillettes and Georges resistance to white house pressure Borah had announced he was fighting the issue out now He wanted no delay until next session His announcement was in the morning newspapers a few hours before he entered the foreign rela tions committee and voted the op posite way He cast what might be called the twelfth vote in the 12 to 11 upset of the administra tion The Idahoan explained he had to change his mind to stand with his associates in the neutral ity bloc His switch caught the adminis tration explains it better iCopyrtjrht Hint FMIores Inc ing Heidt stated that he had been drinking for about three weeks He is survived by his father in Columbia Tenn The body was taken to the McAuley and Son funeral home obvious becauseit often 95 Urge Lard Purchase by Surplus Setup WASHINGTON e p r e sentatives of hog producing states launched a movement Thursday to bolster lard prices through pur chases by the federal surplus com modities corporation Represen tative Harrington DIa called a Saturday meeting of members interested in increasing lard quo ations Others concerned with he movement are Representatives Knutson RMinn Beam D III Short RMo Andresen RMinn Coffee DNebr and Hyan DMinn DIES FROHI INJURIES CARROLL W Strand 49 a transient died in a hospital here Wednesday night of back and leg injuries which resulted when he was struck by a passenger train Sunday WILLIAM G HEIDT Finds Eel Lodged in Water Meter PHILADELPHIA P For three hours the superintendent of a downtown office building searched high and low to find out what shut off water on the second floor Finally he dis mantled the meter and there it two foot eel lodged se curely in the twoinch pipe passing through the meter US PENSION OF DEFEATED Senator Bilbo Makes Proposal for Addition to State Payments WASHINGTON sen ate rejected Thursday on a voice vote a proposal to give the needy aged a federal pension of a month The federal outlays would have been in addition to any state payments The proposal offered by Sen ator Bilbo DMiss during con sideration of amendments to the social security act was opposed by Chairman Harrison DMiss of the senate finance committee Bilbo argued that the old peo ple might hold the balance of pow er in the next election and we dont serve them they will find some one who will He told republican senators they would be on the spot in 1940 if they failed to vote for the proposal the neutrality issue come before the senate the session wouldbe prolonged by weeks Another phase of international relations was taken up by a stratmessage The egy committee of the senates iso course wholly lationist bloc which sought to sol idify opposition against a pro posal by Senator Pittman D Nev to let the president curb the export of war materials to Will Sift Deports The group niost members of which expressed concern that the administration might use Pitt mans resolution as a means of getting neutrality legislation be fore the senate was called into session Thursday by Senator Clark Pittman promised that the two questions wouldnot be intermingled Senator Borah RIdaho said the group also would sift reports that the administration plans a determined attempt to reverse the 12 to 11 vote by which the foreign relations committee postponed consideration of neutrality legis lation until the next session of congress 2 Measures Safe There were indications that the administrations next move might be a proposal that the com mittee approve a neutrality bill with the understanding it would not be acted on now but would remain on the calendar for early consideration next session The presidents lending program and amendments to the social security law appeared the only major measures before congress marked safe for ulti mate passage With hearings being held before both senate and house banlcin committees on the lending pro gram the senate was winding up debate on the social security amendments The house already has approved them The story states that they were reported in administration quarters today to have disagreed on the language of a neutrality headline false So of the Wonl Give Source The subterfuge of saying in the lead of the story that they were reported to have disagreed1i acticeto Alta Vista Churchs Anniversary Sunday PAGE 12 Must Organize for Peace or Have Wars BIERMANN EDITORIAL PAGE Eight Stars Battle in Iowa LinksMeet Took Divorcees Baby to Frighten Her Into Being Wed to Him VANCOUVER Wash Maurice Lies 20 a farmhand wanted to be married to Mrs Alice Winston a pretty youn divorcee so he stole her 18 month old baby to scare her This wa his story to police Thursday am said it had all been a joke Mrs Winston notified police that sh didnt want to prosecute him bu he was held in jail and Prosecuto Eugene Gushing said he migh charge him with kidnaping Mrs Winston notified polic Wednesday that her bnby Teddy had been kidnaped She said sh found a note notifying her tha unless she consented to marr Lies Teddy would be killed Sev eral hours later police found Lie driving around in his car wit Teddy who had not been harmec reports out of a clear blue sky failing wholly to checkup with any reasonable source in Wash ington The United Press has been guilty of a falsification of the ac tual facts If called upon to give the source of the information they will decline to give usual subterfuge The fact remains that the story is contrary to every fact Limit to Patience I am calling this to the atten tion of the public becauseit repre sents a culmination of other false news stories to which the attention of the United Press has been called by me and by my office on pre vious occasions It is of course impossible for le white house to deny every also story This latest episode owever represents the limit of ny decent persons patience and am giving this in the form of a tatement relating specifically to ne United Press because I do not vish it to be considered as an ndictment of the newspapers of he United States or other press ssociations The fact o this particular case s that the press has been informed continuously for the past 3G hours hat the president and the secre ary of state have not decided up o the present time whether he will address any message to the congress or what the next step of the administration on neutrality will be That is the truth and it a great pity that this simple ruth of which the press has been informed has been disregarded by a press association Branklin D Roosevelt Heat Friday Is Forecast DES MOINES lem peratuje readings running from 5 to 12 degrees lower than for the corresponding hour Thursday Iowa Wednesday enjoyed a res pite from the searing heat The temperature in Des Moines at 1 p m was 90 compared to 102 at the same hour Wednes day Thursdays rfaximum so far reported was Otlumwas 97 com pared to 110 at Council Bluffs Wednesday More Relief Friday A thin veil of high clouds served to shield parts of the state from Secretary Sought for Iowa Pharmacy Board DES suggestion that its secretary would be chosen from north central Iowa out o geographical considerations was recently dropped by a member o the Iowa state pharmacy commis sion The political complexion o the commission changed this month with the seating of a new republican member L R Hen derson of Muscatine A registerec pharmacist of good record anc reputation will be sought for th secretaryship it was revealec Applications may be addressed tc the pharmacy commission at th state house in Des Moines 90 Registered in Mason City A temperature of 90 was re ported for Mason City at oclock Thursday afternoon The seasonal Iiiffh recorded Wednesday here was 965 e suns rays Thursday aftcr oon The temperature dropped rom 39 to 90 in Des Jloincs in wo hours after the clouds moved n The weather bureau was not redictinif any rain but said Fri ay should bring continued re ief from the heat wave Temperature Listed Some Iowa temperature read ngs at 1 p m Thursday were Ottumws 97 Davenport 96 ouncil Bluffs 96 Muscatine 95 eokuk 95 Iowa City 94 Cedar Rapids 93 Burlington 92 Clin FOR CANCER RESEARCH SIOUX CITY for probate of the will of Mrs Eliza beth M Henry who died several weeks ago disclosed that she had provided that after the death of her nephew Charles T Campbell her SBacre farm in Scott county should be sold and the money turned over to the University of Iowa school of mcdicince for can cer research Nazis Drive Against Tobacco Alcohol With Hitler as Mode BERLIN Adolf ler as the inspiration nazis opened a nationwide temperance campaign Thursday by formation of a state bureau against the dan gers of alcohol and tobacco For months nazis have advoca tion moderation on drinking and smoking especially in appeals to the Hitler youth Hitler who neither smokes nor drinks is held up constantly as the nations model The state bureau against the dangers of alcohol and tobacco will operate parallel to the nazi party setup of provincial and dis trict headquarters with branch offices under Dr Leonardo Conti state health director All other organizations with similar aims cither will be incor porated into the state bureau or will cooperate with it Nazi party officials are to help carry the crusnde directly to the people through demonstrations lecture couises and exhibits based on the bureaus research The program calls for the training of both men and women crusaders Speakers will be coached to dramatize their messages with printed material picture slides an films Besides such education worl branch workers ore instructed to attempt reform activity among al coholics in cooperation with slate health and welfare organizations The state office recommends the patronizing of cafes and res taurants serving only nonal coholic beverages on 92 Fort Dodge 91 Dubuque 91 Sioux City 91 Des Jloines 90 Charles City 8G Temperature readings were to sag somewhat in Iowa Thursday after 100 degree readings at many points Wednesday The fall will not be abrupt nor sharp the weather bureau said but the relief will be in the form of lower readings throughout the day than for the corresponding hours on Wednes day Not a trace of precipitation was reported in the last 24 hours No abrupt drop in temperatures can be expected until there are thun der showers and none were in sight for Iowa the bureau said In fact the forecaster warned there will be a warmins up again before any great relief from the heat wave develops BOW APPEARS ABOVE WATER THEN VANISHES Craft to Be Raised 85 to 155 Feet Towed to Shallower Water PORTSMOUTH N H The sunken submarine Squalus which Had been lifted free from the ocean floor after an allday effort apparently broke loose from a navy salvage crew late Thursday in a wild flurry that shot the entire blow of the craft momentarily above the surface The 20 feet of the bow van ished almost as suddenly as it ap peared and from the surface it seemed that the entire forward part of the Squalus had broken away from at least one and pos sibly both of its lifting pontoons 2 Pontoons SliD Up Two pontoons burst out of the vater just as the bow appeared nd one oE them floated bottom ide up as if it had slipped its moorings The other remained partly submerged giving the sal vage crew hope that it still sup ported the bow on the Squalus This sudden surge which had no place in the salvage plans oc curred shortly before p m CST about an hour and a halt after the two topmost stern pon roons had broken the surface This iiad indicated to navy men that the waterfilled stern of the Squalus had been lifted 85 feet off the ocean iloor as planned Fiftytwo days after the Squalus fatal plunge Rear Ad miral C W Cole signalled the start of the climatic operation High pressure air from tRe sal yage ship Falcon was into the submarines ballastitenksAi and then siowlyj into t seven huge lilting pontoons arranged Jerent levels above the At a m CST Lieut Com mander John B Longstaff aide to the commandant the navy yard here announced that the final blowing of the lifting devices was underway and that the three up per pontoons might break the sui facf at any time signalling lie lift had been successful 7 Ships in Fleet He explained however thai if the submarine proved heavier than anticipated it might take an hour or two more before the pontoons rose Associated Press observers on a telephoneequipped private craft at the scene could hear the thumping of the pumps as the seven ships of the salvage fleet strung out in a single line battle formation in preparation for tow ing the Squalus to shallower water The first step was to let walcr into the ballast tanks at the up lifted bow of the submarine forc ing the hose down in an effort to break the flooded stern free from the grip of the blue mud bottom The air pumping followed with the first lift designed to raise the craft 85 feet off the ocean floor but still 155 feet below the urface Face Shallower Water On a sunflecked easily rolling ea the salvage fleet faced to the orth and toward shallower wat r with the Squalus sister sub narine Sculpin drawn close to the tern of the Falcon in order to end the aid of her air pumps in blowing the pontoons Ahead of these two lay the navy ug Wandank ready to low both he Falcon and the dangling Squalus as one unit a wierd sort of doubledecker Another tug maneuvered into position at the end of the proces LEAVES FOR RIGA WARSAW fP Exiled King Zoa o Albania and Queen Gcr aldine left Warsaw Thursday for Rign Latvia where they expect to stay a few days before sailing for Stockholm cnroute to London The former Albanian ruler was driven from his throne by Italy iion in order to keep the sunken Squalus from suddenly surging ahead iMen Jam Decks The decks of the Falcon were o jammed with men many of hem brought over from the gun joat Sacramento soon after sun rise that the low gray vessel ap peared almost like an excursion boat save for the maze of more than 50 bristling air hoses and lines attached to the Squalus and the seven huge pontoons If all went well the first opera tion would hoist the partly flooded craft 85 feet off the bot tom after which she would be towed about four miles while still 155 feet below the surface Grounded at that depth another 80foot lift would be attempted and another shoreward tow be gun For 50 days ever since 33 sur vivors were rescued in the huge new escape belt about 30 hours after the S4000000 fighting craft went down May 23 the salvage crew labored In arrange the in tricate preliminaries often at great peril to the lives of divers Finally Wednesday night the longawaited order came from Rear Admiral Cole   

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