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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C B H 1ST UCW a iftT OEPf OF IOWA tOWP KOINES U THE NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WTKES FIVE CEKTS A COPS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 111939 PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 261 9 KILLED AS U S BOMBER FALLS How to Say Wrong Things Right Way deception in words which is offered the pub lic daily by statesmen and eco nomic arguers is exposed in an unpublished memo by Stuart Chase the semantics pursuer It is being circulated privately in the economists trade here and originally was intended to keep those government economists who will testify at the antimonop oly committee i nvestment banking hear ings from say ing the wrong things At least it tells them how to say un popular things in a popular way or you might Paul Mallon wrong things in the right way But in doing this the brilliant author seems to have composed a document more revealing of new government purposes than any outsider could have written You may have to read some of it twice but it will be worth the effort All important parts of the docu ment are here repeated in order Meaning of Savings Savings is a good word ten derly regarded on the folkways As used in these hearings it means the share of an individuals annual income which is not spent for consumers goods and services The sum of such individual sav ings is national savings Corporations shortcircuit this process by withholding dividends and accumulating corporate sav ings Thus they sequester money which stockholders might have gotten as income Individual savings are deposit ed in ance companies trust companies buildingand loan societies sav ings rbanks commercial there to become institutional sav ings The institutions then try to find investment opportunities for the funds entrusted to them Invest ment is a good word When found savings disappear and investments take their place If savings are not invested they become hoardings or idle money Hoarding is a bad word Be careful of using the term savings Always remember that one context pleases the lay man arid the other distresses him benefactor of industry idea versus the miser idea v A Slippery Word Investment This is a good word but a loose and slippery one Serious confusion arises unless the speaker makes clear whether he is talking about a physical in you can kick with your foot or financial investment you can crumple in your hand For physical investment I suggest the term plant or plant goods Debt The other side of an in vestment is a debt Debt is a very bad word in the folkways Yet few people realize that if there were no debts there would be no Investments and nothing called capitalism It is important to keep debt and investment closely asso ciated throughout these hearings Otherwise you are going to get stump speeches on the horrors of government debt and the sublimi ties of private investment It is equally in order to talk about the virtues of government investment and dangers of private debt Budget Spending is a bad1 word Avoid it like a copperhead Talk about government running expenses and government plant Talk about putting the government budget on a business basis rather than about triple budgets or capi tal budgets With such advice it is a cinch the government economists will not only avoid trouble in the coming investment banking hear ings but may even avoid letting the senators bankers and column ists know what they are thinking about Copyright Klnr Feitnres Inc Iowa Cleans Up Storm Debris TWO TWISTERS DOWNPOUR HIT VARIOUS AREAS Destruction Left by Flash Floods and Tornadoes in State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa was cleaning up Friday cleaning up the debris and esti mating the damage of two torna does and a dozen cloudbursts which slashed scattered communi ties Thursday leaving six injured and a variety of damage ranging Roosevelt Will Not Summon Congress for Special Session Unless War Crisis Develops President Signs Bill Liberalizing Social from flooded basements to molished farm homes de Striking with unanticipated fury both the tornadoes and the rain created flash a path of destruction that weeks of rehabilitation may not completely erase At least 16 communities had more than 2 inches of of it the result of cloudbursts that sent flash floods racing through streets over fields and into build ings 415 Inches in Estherville Esthervilles 415 inches was the heaviest rainfall In Des Moines two inches fell in BO minutes the most intense downpour here since 1925 The two tornadoes struck three Liberty Center and within a 50mile area southwest of Des Moines Three of trie six victims were injured in one house when it col lapsed like a cardboard box before the fury of the wind The others were hurt in sepa rate scattered destructions 6000 Autos Stalled The suppertime cloudburst in Des Moines marooned an estimated ln000 downtown workers in office buildings stores and restaurants as water cascaded through the streets over the sidewalks and in some instances up to the very doors of buildings Police estimated 6000 automo biles were stalled on streets at the peak of the storm Water rolled over the running boards and in some cases licked at the seat cu shions as the occupants stood up to avoid getting soaked by the ris ing water On one street police rescued an automobile load of people as they stood marooned in a car sur rounded by water four feet deep BuildingSinks B Inches A threestory apartment build ing on Grand avenue between Third and Fourth streets in Des Moines began to settle when a sewer ruptured Occupants were evacuated by authorities The building went down six inches amid loud reports as walls cracked and police said it might have to be rebuilt to be safe One of the tornadoes did double dip and left injuries and demolished buildings in each in stance It hit first at Osceola trapping 86 year old William Teetrie in a barn that collapsed like a paper box Neighbors had Security Provisions HYDE PARK N Y Seeking to scotch reports that he would call a special session of con gress this fall President velt said at a press conference Friday that so far as he knew at present there was no reason for calling congress back But he added that if an actual crisis of war became imminent in Europe or the far other words if it became reasonably certain there was going to be a would probably imme diately call a special session To Insure Neutrality He said he would do so in order to insure American neutrality along the lines of international law Along Previous Proposals His program he said would follow the lines of his previous neutrality proposals which were rejected by congress in one of the major struggles of the last ses sion He still stands firmly for the objectives of a cashand carry p6licy on exports of arms and war materials he said Preparing to leave Saturday for a 10day vacation aboard the U S S Tuscaloosa off the coast of New Toundland and Nova Scotia Mr Roosevelt gave reporters the back ground of the situation which led him to believe there was no reason is of today for anticipating a spe cial session of congress Cites International Law He went into detail as to what would happen should threats of war actually materialize into a situation where it becomes reas onably certain that war was to Flee From Houses as Quake Shakes Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN Trinidad fl severe earthshock said to bo the worst felt in this West Indian island for years caused residents of the lower part of the city to flee from their houses early Fri day No casualties or serious dam age were reported immediately IOWAN DIES IN FALL ROANOKE Va Irene Lcdgett of Sioux City Iowa died of a broken neck that resulted when she fell from a truck She was an animal trainer and aerial ist with Russell Brothers circus to could reach bruised Then the tornado remove the debris before they badly traveled 30 miles northeast to Liberty Center where families were preparing for the evening meal In Crushes House The Frank Woodyard family of five was inside the house They saw the tornado coming but could not reach the cave so they hud dled together and waited The house crashed around them and when the debris had been cleared away Mrs Woodyard 30 had a crushed face and deep hole in her leg Her husband had serious cuts and bruises and a son Donald 11 had a broken leg The younger children Doris 6 and Billy escaped without a scratch A neighbor saw the demolished house gathered the family into his car and brought them to a hospital in Des Moines for treatment The same tornado hurled a piece of debris at Dean Sandy 01 Liberty Center causing serious bruises Struck by Debris The cither tornado caused only one injury Greenfield Wayne Tilk was treated 14 of for a scalp wound after he was struck by a piece of debris Scores of buildings in the paths of the tornadoes were demolished disruptec Property damage is expected to be high Carnivals fairs and similar ex positions in points where the storm struck were disrupted called off completely communications were and crops flattened may be made for additional changes in the security act The committee was appointed in L934 to survey the problem of economic and social security and develop a legislative program for In signing the legislation Mr rioosevelt disposed of the last of he major bills remaining from the congressional session Millions of persons will benefit rom the changes made in the se curity law One amendment alone freezing for three years the pres ent tax rate for oldage insurance will result in an estimated saving of 905OQOQOO to taxpayers Will Start Earlier January 1 1940 also will mark the start of oldage insurance ben years earlier than the old law would have allowed These benefits are in the form of pensions as distinct from oldage assistance for old persons who al ready are in need One change in the law grants pensions to an estimated 20DOOC individuals who will reach 6c years of age before next Jan 1 provided they pay or have paid social security taxes for 18 months The statute formerly permitted pensions only for insured indi viduals who reached 65 on or after Jan 1 His program he said would be o go back to principles of inter national law He noted that the president has ample executive power to take many steps to help preserve neutrality As an illustration Mr Roose velt recalled that before the Lu sitania was torpedoed and sunk Secretary ot State William Jen nings Bryan begged President woodrow Wilson to warn Ameri cans to keep off foreign flag ships No such warning was issued he ieclared and that issue was a fac tor in Bryans subsequent resig nation The president Mr Roosevelt said has plenty of authority to warn citizens to stay off foreign flag ships in time of acute danger And the government is not going to war with a nation whose sub marines sink a foreign flag ship carrying some of its citizens if those citizens are aboard in dis regard of warnings to stay off he said Bill Liberalizing Security Is Signed President Roosevelt signed Fri day a bill making broad liberali zations in the social security act and cutting hundreds of millions of dollars off the tax burden it imposes The president said in a formal statement that these amendments to the act represent another tre mendous step forward in provid ing greater security for the people of this country This is especially true he added jn the case of the federal old age insurance system which has now been converted into a system of old age and survivors insurance providing lifetime fam ily security instead of only in dividual old age security to the workers in insured occupations Others Afforded Protection In addition to the worker himself millions of widows and orphans will now be afforded some degree of protection in the event of his death whether before or after his retirement The president said the size of benefits to be paid during the early years would be far more adequate than under the present law He said he was glad that un employment insurance benefits have been extended to cover workers in some occupations pre viously uncovered However he asserted work ers in other occupations have been excused In my opinion it is im perative that these insurance benefits be extended to workers in all occupations Appointed in I93i Mr Roosevelt said he was ask ing a committee on economic se curity comprised of government officials to continue functioning and study various proposals which ANNENBERGIS INDICTED BY US Charged With Failing to Pay Income Tax Totaling CHICAGO L Annen 3erg former newsboy w h amassed a fortune in publishing racehorse information was in dicted with three associates Fri day by a federal grand jury which charged he willfully evaded th income tax law by failing to pa taxes plus interest and penalties of S554838389 from 1932 to 193 inclusive District Attorney William J Campbell said it was the larges income tax case in governmcn fiistory Listed as 53258809 The 50 page indictment liste the amount of allegedly evadei tax at for the fiv years and the 50 per cent penal ties and G per cent interest a 5228957492 Annenberg whose race wire weave over the United States anc in Canada also publishes news papers and magazines and ha large real estate holdings H listed his net income for the fiv years as the gov ernment contended it was So 028 62826 3 Others Indicted Others indicted were Annen bergs son Walter and Arnold W Kruse and Joseph E Hafner alia Samuel Goldfarb whom the gov ernment identified as officials o the Cecilia company Annen bergs top holding corporation They were accused of aidin and abetting the alleged evasion The indictment return befor Federal Judge James H Wilker son contained 10 counts one fo each of the years involved an five relating to the alleged aidin and abetting Annenberg w named in all counts Boy Gets Death Grip on Rafter in Fall GREENVILLE S Car Ernest Hall 10 got a death gri on a rafter as he fell into an ele vator shaft while playing in a va cant building He was found hang ing by his elbows on the beam feet from the bottom of the shaf His physician said the boy ha held himself so tightly against th rafter that the fourth left rib wa pressed against the heart causin it to stop DANZIGS FATE S STUDIED BY TWO MINISTERS Ciano and Ribbentrop Begin Discussions of Italian German Plans SALZBURG Germany talian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano arrived here Fri ay for a threeday conference vith German Foreign Minister oachim von Hibbentrop to at une the RomeBerlin axis to new onditions in Europe Ciano brought suggestions from remier Mussolini on what the losely cooperating political and nilitary partners should do about he free city of Danzig the Balk ans and the far east The two ministers began ira mediately on conversations which it was acknowledged in every continental capital may have a profound bearing on the course of events in unsettled eastern Europe in the nextfew weeks The two foreign ministers are expected to travel Friday to near by Berchtesgaden to see Adol Hitler Plans call for them t spend the afternoon and perhap he evening at the fuehrer mountain retreat Has Broad Smile Ciano stepped from his trai with a broad smile and shoo hands heartily with von Ribben trop who escorted him betwee rows of Hitler youth to a waitin automobile The German foreign ministe accompanied his guest to Oester reichischer Hof where the Ita ians were quartered Delve Into Discussions Ribbentrop left immediate and Ciano wearing a gay blu suit followed a half hourlater 1 the scene of their meeting Castl Fuschl von Ribbentrops six teenth century summer about 1 miles south ofhere There after a lunch in the se eluded castle overlooking a moun tain lake in the Salzkammergu region of the Alps they delve into their discussions The questions ol Danzig an defensive measures against wh the RomeBerlin partners hav called encirclement by Grea Britain and France were expecte by many observers to be the cru of the discussions Talk of Japan ese participation in the Italian German military alliance figure in axis discussions of the allege encirclement Iron Lung Victim Wed Courageous Fred Snlte Jr who has spent Hie last three years and four months of his life in an iron lung is shown here setting a kiss from his bride the former Teresa Larkin of Dayton Ohio just after heir marriage at ttie Snite home in River Forest 111 The selfsVvled Boiler Kid is 29 his bride 25 Snites Keep Plans Secret for Honeymoon in Trailer Boiler Kid and Bride Play Hide and Former Nashua Man and Son Drown in North Mont C Noble 45 and his son Robert 17 of Spring field 111 former Nashuans were drowned Thursday in the Cana dian wilderness 70 miles east of International Falls Minn mem bers of the family were informed Friday Mr Noble and his son had left Nashua Sunday after leaving other members of the family with Mr Nobles parents here First word ot the double tragedy came from a Canadian forestry station in the LaCroix vicinity The report said that the father and son member of a party of four on a canoe trip were left alone while the guide and the Nobles companion Frank Simmons 23 also of Springfield left the lake shore The guide returned to find the two Nobles missing and their ca noe smashed on a nearby rapids Mr Noble was the son of Mr and Mrs Henry Noble of Nashua and was a graduate of Nashua high school and Iowa State col lege at Ames He was employed by the W Q ONeill company as construction engineer He is survived by his widow his parents anl two sons Dale 11 and Dickie 2 Seek With Newsmen CHICAGO B Snite Jr the boiler kid and his bride of a day played hide and seek with newspapermen Friday to keep secret their plans for a honey moon in his specially built air conditioned trailer Snite 29 an infantile paralysis victim who has lived in rm iron lung since he was stricken three years ago in China was married Thursday in a simple ceremony at the home of his wealthy fa ther Fred B Snite Si in sil burban River Forest His bride was Teresa Larkin 25 formerly of Dayton Ohio an attractive brunet and college chum of his sister Mary Loretta Is Taking Treatments After the ceremony Snite said he would take his bride to Niagara Falls to see if the water is still running but he kept secret when they would leave It was rumored early Friday that the couple had left Messen gers and reporters said no one was ot home at the Snite residence However a friend of the family believed Snite would not be able to leave for two or three weeks until he completes a series of treatments he is receiving Th couple went for a 200 mile ride in the country late Thursday in the trailer The trip took them into southern Wisconsin where it was learned they dined with friends at Lake Laudcrdalc Hopes for Recovery The trailer is large enough to accommodate not only Snite and his 900 pound lung but also his at tendants He and his bride will be accompanied on their trip by a chauffeur a woman nurse and a male attendant Snite appeared brighter and stronger Thursday than at any time since his long fight for life began He hopes some day for a complete recovery 170 Testify in Probe of Strike by WPA ST PAUL Minn nesses continued to file through the jury room in the federal build ing Friday as the federal grand jury continued its detailed inves tigation into Minneapolis WPA strikes Twelve Minneapolis pa trolmen testified Thursday bring ing the number already questioned by the jury to 170 2 New York Aviators Take Off for Ireland ST VETERS Nova Scotia Ca nadian Press Two New York aviators Alex Loeb 32 and Dick Decker 23 announcing their des tination was Ireland tookoff from Point Michaud Beach near this South Cape Brpton Island com munity Friday in a Ryan mono plane The start was made at a m CST The plane carried 350 gallons of gasoline The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday cooler in east and central portions Friday night slightly warmer Saturday MINNESOTA Fair in south partly cloudy in north portion Friday night and Saturday cooler in cast portion Friday night sKghtiy warmer Satur day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics maximum Thursday 65 Minimum Thursday night 51 At 8 a m Friday 64 Rainfall 165 inches Most the rain which fell Thursday and Thursday night soaked in This made more than 2 inches of rain in the last three days relieving drought YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 54 Rain Tr 2IOWANSFOUND TWIN MOTORED PLANE BURNS IN LANGLEY FIELD Crashes After Takeoff When Motor Fails at Height of 150 Feet LANGLEY FIELD Va plane crew including two officers and seven enlisted men was lulled in the crash and burning of a twinmotored bombing plane here Friday afternoon The plane crashed during a takeoff for a local training flight The crash was due apparently to motor trouble The plane with several hun dred gallons of gasoline aboard had attained a height of about 150 feet when it appeared that one of the motors failed and the air craft plunged nose first into the ground on the edge the landing field Crews of crash trucks and am bulances could not attempt any escue of the entrapped men be ause f1 a m e s enveloped the vreckage almost instantly VICTIMS IDENTIFIED BJf WAR DEPARTMENT WASHINGTON war department said Friday two army officers and seven enlisted men were killed in the crash of an army bombing plane at Langlcy Field Virginia Brigadier General Delos C Em mons commander of the general headquarters air force reported all were burned when the plane crashed in taking off One of ftlany in Service The plane was a twomotor Douglas B18A bomber one of a type of which the air corps has Ottumwa Man Woman Believed Victims of Murder and Suicide OTTUMWA from shotgun wounds the bodies ot Marion O Murphy 30 and Mrs Clara Wilson 26 of Ottumwa were found at an east end street ntersection before 1 a m Friday On the basis of preliminary in vestigation police believed the case to be one of murder and sui Officers Lester Canny and Bud Sheridan said that when they ar rived on a call from neighbors who were awakened to the trag edy by the noise of shots they iound Murphy lying a short dis ance from the car in which Mrs Wilson was seated behind the wheel A 20 gauge shotgun was found leaning against the running board of the car Mrs Wilson is the mother two children one 5 and the other 10 years old Her husband reported Murphy had been a good friend to both of us LOOK INSIDE FOR more than 200 illservice The officers were identified subsequently as Lieut Homer M Mackay of the air corps and Lieut Lee Butner the air corps re serve The enlisted men killed were listed by the army as Technical Sergeant William Morgan Staff Sergeants Raymond J Shelley Everett Kirkpatrick and Howard A Jauernig Corporal Pete Bunyk Private First Class Pete Reale and Private Roy B Leo pold Their home addresses were not immediately available Cause Is Sought A board of officers was named quickly to try to determine the cause which was not apparent at the time It was the armys worst aircraft tragedy since a heavy loss of life in the successive crashes of two other bimotor bombers in Illinois and Alabama within a short time of each other several months ago 2 KILLED DURING GUNNERY EXERCISES SAN DIEGO Cal navy flyers were reported killed Friday during gunnery exercises at the Miramar landing field north of here I VICTOR SIcLAGLEN Wisecrack on Monkey Glands Has Backfire PAGE 2 Nats Prove Key Club in American Loop Run PAGE 9 Achievement Day 4H Fair at Forest City PAGE 8 YOUTH HELD AS HITRUN DRIVER Coroners Jury Fixes Blame for Fatality on Charles Barnes coroners jury investigating the killing of Roland Callahan of Austin Minn re turned a verdict at noon Friday They found that Callahan met his death on highway No 9 from a car driven by Charles Barnes 22 of Cresco Barnes was accom panied by James Lusson of Cresco and Marlys Martinson oE Madison township Both Lusson and Miss Martinson were questioned before the coroners jury and admitted the car they were riding in struck Callahan and they did not stop to aid him but drove on All three admitted they had been drinking Barnes made a statement Thursday to the acting county attorney Barnes was to be arraigned Friday in justice court on a probable charge of man slaughter and failure to report an accident Dean Pearsons Rites to Be Held Saturday DES MOINES services will be held here Satur day afternoon for Dr Alfred J Pearson 69 former minister to Poland and Finland and more re cently dean of the Drake univer sity college of liberal arts He died Thursday The body will be taken to Minneapolis for burial   

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