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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAflLON HIST WCM 4 T DEPTv of s voices tA MASON CITY LTHC BRIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 121939 PAPZB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 262 FAIR EXPECTS THRONGS SUNDAY Paul Mallon Mallon Glossary for Use of Politicians WASHINGTON Following is the Mallon glossary for politicians after the manner Stuart Chases glossary for new deal economists in the previous issue It may be called what the poli tician should and should not say in the coming campaign Always refer to Mr Roosevelts third term as his first C term never as a third term Refer to his first as his first A term his sec ond as his first B term You can never tell how far this thing is going and you had better be pre pared The 26 letters in the alphabet give you plenty of room for future emergencies Taxes is a good word to for get entirely if your constituents will let you If they force the sub ject on you keep your words on a high plane Use such terms as readjustment of the upper brack ets reduction of exemptions so that even if they know what you mean it will not make any difference Pensions is a bad word Never use when addressing veterans or Townsend meetings and even then look around to see if any reporters are around Benefits is much better It means the same thing and can be used on all occasions without danger of detection God is a good word always be for Him Remember how many people are on His side But be careful how you use the word Never put it carelessly before verbs except among friends The poor is probably the best word in the political dictionary even better than God Remem ber God does not vote and the poor do and everyone considers himself poor and if the poor is not broad enough use underprivileged Even if there are some voters who may be different and fail to consider themselves poor you will never find a man who does not con sider himself underprivileged Never Called Doles Subsidy is a bad word Nev er use it in any way except to describe what foreigners may once have done as anything for eigners have done is bad Par ticularly avoid its use in connec tion with government gratuities The proper words are benefit payments relief payments Un der no circumstances ever call them doles Social is a peculiar word and you will have to be careful of it In some mouths it sounds like the ism was inadvertently omitted Experts can use it glib ly social welfare social democracy social so that it sounds like a sociable gathering for a purpose that you cannot afford to be against It has a sociable undertone like Just call me AT But only sena tors should use this word con gressmen and other unskilled should avoid it Squalus Towed Toward Shore TEN PONTOONS USED TO BRING UP SUNKEN SUB Foam Thrown 25 Feet Into Air Difficult Phase Is Completed PORTSMOUTH N H The submerged submarine Squa lus raised 80 feet from the ocean floor and towed almost two miles with her crew oJ 26 dead struck an uncharted pinnacle Saturday forcing salvagers to wait for a rising tide before bringing her nearer land Rear Admiral Cyrus W Cole commandant of the navy yard here in a message to naval of ficers ashore said the Squalus grounded at p m C S T at about low tide and that towing craft would wait for a rise in the tide to pull the vessel free and proceed Overcome Diffcult Phase The mishap occurred a little more than three hours after the submarine was lifted from the spot where she has lain since May 23 when she sank in 240 feet of water The navy successfully over came what was described as the most difficult phase of the sal vage work when 10 inflated pon toons raised the Squalus from the muddy bottom Saturday morning Approximately two hours after the umvieldly stern of the sub marine was lifted from its bed of mud the partially flooded bow was raised to a position about60 feet from the sea bottom and preparations were made to toxv the Squalus and the salvage ship In TransAtlontic Hop Falcon to shallower water off the Isle of distant Shoals about five miles The Foam Sprays Up three topmost bow Two young American Loeb 27 and Dick Decker their way across the Atlantic ocean to ward Ireland in the latest nonstop ocean flight They took oft from Point Michaud on the Cape Breton coast near Sydney Nova Scotia Phoneplioto above snows Loeb at the controls of the trans Atlantic ship a small monoplane Ireland Still Without Word on 2 Flyers LongOverdue Loeb and Decker on Unauthorized Hop in Plane Like Lmdys pon toons surged to the foamcovered surface only a few feet away from the side of the Falcon They came up in beautiful alignment sunlight 10 pon foam spraying into the like a fountain In all toons were used For the first time since the lift ing began at dawn a happy cheer rang out as the pontoons came to rest oil the surface Despite the flurry the rising the disturb ance did not even approximate the wild surge that accompanied the last salvage effort on July 13 when the bow of the submarine itself suddenly broke water The salvage fleet presented a strange spectacle as preparation for towing began Like Double Decker Between the towing tug Wan dank and the Falcon bobbed the three pontoons above the stem The Falcon itself rode almost above the Squalus in double decker fashion Astern acting as DUBLIN remained without word of the American flyers Ales Loeb and Dick Deck er as the deadline for their fuel supply was reached Saturday af ternoon It was estimated that their fuel could only last to 4 p m 9 a m C S T on their attempt to fly from St Peters Nova Scotia to Ireland in a monoplane like Col Charles A Lindbergh used to fly to Paris 12 years ago They took off at a m C S T Friday with gasoline for an estimated 25 hours of flying but with hopes of reaching Ire land nonstop in 22 hours Without Authorization Like Douglas Corrigans flight from New York to Dublin last summer this one was without authorization of the United States department of commerce Loeb and Decker also had kept their plans secret until just before they Ottumwa Plumber Is Killed by Electric Shock While Working OTTUMWA Engle 26 Ottumwa plumber died oE electrical shock in a flooded south side basement in which he had been working Friday night Coroner Gordon Traul said that he believed Engle touched a hot wire which was supplying light for his work or that the pipe with which he was working had come in contact with the wire Police and fire forces used arti ficial respiration and an inhalator for nearly two hours in an at tempt to revive him ONE KILLED 35 HURT IN CRASH OF TWO TRAINS Crew With Acetylene Torches Sent to Cut Open Cars at Denver DENVER man was killed and 35 injured Saturday in a collision of two passenger trains on a crossing switch in South Den ver The man killed was tentatively identified as A S Mock of Pueblo conductor of northbound Santa Fe train No 6 A dozen injured were taken to Denver hospital The collision was between the anta Fes No 6 and the Denver nd Rio Grande Westerns No 1 5 Ambulances Sent The police department ordered ive ambulances to the scene An emergency fire department crew equipped with acetylene orches was dispatched to cut open cars in which several passengers vere reported trapped The southbound Denver and Rio Grande train was the first section of the railroads scenic limited a popular tourist train running from Denver to Salt Lake City via Pueblo and the Royal Gorge Victim Cut in Two W A Marlett in charge of the railroad control tower near the wreck scene said the Santa Fe ca was turned over on its side ant the Denver and Rio Grandes lo comotive was derailed Witnesses reported Mock in th wash room of an overturned ca virtually was cut in two The Scenic Limited one of the Denver Hio Grandes most popular tourist trains had pulled out of Union station a few minutes before the crash for its run to Salt Lake City via Pueblo and the Royal Gorge Had Received Signal Marlett the control tower su pervisor said the Santa Fe train running late had a signal to clear the cross over switch It was well into the cross over when the Scenic Limited engine crashed into the fourth car of the Santa Fe DAILY PROGRAM SUNDAY Opening Day Auto Race Day a open Fairjy and Little shows on the midway a high grade acts free on the new midway stage at entrance to the Machinery Grounds p score of the leading auto racing stars in qualifying time trials The Mason City municipal band under the direc tion of Carleton L Stewart furnishing the music in the grandstand p major event the International Motor Contest as sociation races direction of the Racing Corporation of America starring Emory Collins 1938 worlds champion dirt track pilot and many others Three outstanding acts including Happy Harrisons dog and pony circus on the grandstand stage Official announcerDixie Mason the Voice of Florida at the New York worlds fair will handle all special events and announcements throughout the week p high grade acts free on the new midway stage at entrance to the Machinery Grounds p open to the public Mason City municipal band in the stage pit p gala performance of Ernie Youngs musical revue Under the Stars with 70 talented stage people six of the highest paid acts on the American stage colorful new costumes scenery and special lighting effects featuring your old favorites the California Varsity Eight Carl Freed and His Harmonica Rascals Duncans Collies the highest paid dog act in the world William and Joe Man del the famous Gretona troupe of highwire artists and others p performance Ernie Youngs complete Under the Stars revue before the grandstand p presentation of ThearleDuffield fireworks in the infield facing the grandstand Fairly and Little shows on the midway all day and eve ning MONDAY Thrill Day First Judging Day a open to the public Fairly and Little shows on the midway a begins in various departments a performance on the new midway stage at entrance to machinery grounds of the Roberts trio the Gasca fam ily and Leo Gasca famous performer music by Macs International Truckers p City municipal band in the grandstand A full performance of Jimmy Lynchs Death Dodgers the GROUNDS BUSY AS STAGE IS SET FOR EXPOSITION Speed Demons Will Attempt to Shatter Auto Race Records Hundreds of workers and exhibitors Saturday w e r e working at top speed at the North Iowa fairgrounds in a finalirush of activity to com plete preparations for the opening on a larger scale than ever before of the Greater North Iowa Fair The fast tempo of the 6 day exposition will be set at the opening program Sunday when some of the nations best speed demons roar around the race track n quest new records Stock barns were beginning to filled up by prospective blue ribbon winners with sleek flanks gleaming as their owners brushed them Happy Harrisons animal circus of nickering ponies and Stores to Observe Mason City Day Stores in Mason City affiliated with the Retail Merchants as sociation professional offices garages filling stations and other business establishments will close Wednesday afternoon from 1 to p m to celebrate Mason City Day at the NortU Iowa fair yeiping dogs was the first arrival in the infield where the grand stand shows will make their home st mers Thenj a roared down the before beach they Loeb a drag anchor for both the sub1 had caled to the few spectators Liberal Good Word Never denounce the press unless the newspaper editors who are for you dont mind Con fidentially editors are getting tired of being footballs and you must be careful However if all the press is against you give it hell because it will never occur to the people that if the entire press is against you the fault may be with you rather than with the press Always refer to yourself as a Liberal and anyone who doubts you as a Reactionary or better yet a Liberal is a good word The people like it and if Joe Guffey can get away with it so can you and I mean any of you including J P Morgan Tory and Reactionary are bad words The people loathe such so be careful not to get mixed up and apply them to any of your friends The People is a swell word Try to get it in every least no one is against the people And remember The People are more apt to take the trouble to go to the polls if they hate vote negatively with more enthusiasm than affirmatively The animos ities in human nature are greater than the friendships So be sure to denounce Bankers Wall Street Billboards Dictators Plutocrats and the leaving of Chewing Gums in seats Anything you are for can be best presented as an Emergency This is an all weatherproof word for you easy to remember and hard for anyone to deny im plies the situation is terrible and that your remedy must be adopted without delay normally required by thinking Let there be nothing but Emergencies in your plat form cCoprrfKbt Kfni Features lnc1 marine and the salvage ship was the tug Sagamore To port rode the submarine Sculpin sister of the Squalus while to starboard a small fleet of coastguard and navy vessels served a similar pur pose of steadying the pontoons Shortly before 8 a m C S T the three pontoons attached to the tremendously heavy water filled stern of the craft broke the surface amid a wild flurry of foam indicating the after com partment had been lifted 80 feet from the bottom Foam Thrown Into Air Without warning save for a sudden burst of air bubbles the three topmost stern pontoons broke the surface simultaneously throwing foam fully 25 feet into the air The pontoons themselves broke almost clear of the water sank beneath the surface and rose again to ride side by side on the calm sea Working smoothly and without outside sign of flurry the stripped tothe waist salvage crew ran well within its lifting schedule The air pumps of the salvage ship Flacon started pounding shortly after 4 a m An hour later Ad NAMED TO SCOUT POST DES MOINES fP James Hiner Jr of Davenport has ac cepted the post of chief executive of the tall corn area of the Boy Scouts of America He will suc ceed J C Underwood train Steam spurted 100 feet into the air from the smashed Scenic Lim ited locomotive Leaders of a force of 50 police officers rushed to the wreck ex pressed fear the engine might ex plode The officers tried to push back a crowd of about 2000 mass ing around the scene The northbound Santa Fe train made up in La Junta Colo runs into Denver with cars from the roads crack California Limited and trains from Texas points thrill drivers recently seen in movies coming from the I until Friday of next New York worlds fair for one afternoon only Happy Harrisons animal circus the Gretonas Leo Gasca and others on the grandstand stage p performance of three leading acts on the midway stage Fairly and Little shows on the midway all day and eve ning p in the grandstaiid by Mason City municipal band p performance of Ernie Youngs Under the Stars re vue of 70 people p ThearleDuffield fireworks in the infield Fairly and Little shows on the midway all evening oui to see them away We may go to Palestine after we land in Ireland We have absolutely good instruments a wonderful ship and we cant possibly lose out 3rd Attempt This Year This was the third attempted stunt flight across the Atlantic this year Nothing ever was heard of Charles Backman Swedish pi lot who left St Johns Nfd May 16 in a 90horsepower singlemo tored monocoupe for Stockholm Sweden or of Thomas H Smith who on May 28 left Old Orchard Beach Me in a little fourcylin der Aeronca plane on an unau thorized flight toward Europe Except for commercial flying boats no plane has crossed the Atlantic since Corrigan reached Dublin July 17 1938 Saturday the weather along the Irish coast was ideal It was warm clear and fanned by a gen tle westerly breeze LOOK INSIDE FOR miral C W Cole announced six topmost pontoons above the the bow and the stern had been filled and that action was but a matter of minutes Nevertheless the navy Although their plane mechanics said it was worked with its final goal great care towards SERVED ON COMMITTEE WASHINGTON A Klinger of Sioux City Iowa was n member of the Associated General Contractors committee whose work with the AFL and the building trades resulted in a broad agree ment between the AFL and major contractors intended to end strikes arising from union jurisdictional disputes was old in good condition It had blind flying in struments but no radio It carried 350 gallons of gasoline most of it in 42 fivegallon tins which was enough to keep aloft 35 hours They estimated the flight would take 20 hours The planes cruising speed was 125 miles an hour Edith Estabrooks in Lead in Final SPORTS BULLETIN DETROIT Esta hrooks of Dubuque Iowa held a commanding five up lead over Ellamac Williams of Chicago at the halfway mark of their 36 hole final match in the Closed Western Womens golf cham pionship at Oaklnd Hills Coun try club Saturday May Detail Gunboat to Escort Refugees ISTANBUL Turkey thorities at Smyrna may detail a gunboat to escort the steamship Parita and its 500 CzechJewish refugees to sea it was reported Saturday as the result of an al leged threat to kill the ships cap tain if he obeyed Turkish orders to leave the harbor Indicted Grand Jury Probe Is Continued PAGE 2 Cresco Youth Faces Manslaughter Charge PAGE 8 Dirt Track Aces Will Open Fair Sport Card PAGE 9 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy local tliundcrsliowers in extreme cast portion Saturday afternoon or Saturday night Sunday fair and somewhat warmer MINNESOTA Partly clouoy showers in northeast and ex treme cast portions slightly warmer in extreme northwest and extreme westcentral por tions Saturday night Sunday fair and somewhat warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 76 minimum Friday night 59 At 8 a m Saturday 64 Rainfall AZ inch YEAR AGO Minimum 75 Minimum 50 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period of Aug 14 to Aug 19 1939 For the upper Mississippi and loxver Missouri valleys Generaliy fnir most of week with tempera tures near or somewhat above normal except scattered thunder showers and cooler about Tues day BLINDED WHEN CAR OVERTURNS Russell French of Titonka Injured m Annual Booster Tour French suf fered a brain concussion and pos sible basal skull fracture when the car he was driving in Ti tonkas annual booster tour over turned on wet pavement three I miles west of Buffalo Center Fri day night as the members of the entourage headed homeward aft er completing their booster tour The tour was held to advertise the annual Indian day which is to be held Tuesday French was driver of the car which overturned three times when he applied the brakes too quickly on the wet highway The car after turning over three times landed right side up anc French apparently unhurt drove on A sort distance from the scene of the accident the car door flew open and French halted the car as he sought to close the door He was suddenly blinded as he be to feel the effects of the ac cident He recovered his sight Saturday morning Lester Callies who was driving a car behind that of the French car dove French and his two companiois to Titonka where they were given medical treatment Donald Callies and George Boek elman were with French when the car overturned Boekelman suffered an ear cut and was badly bruised and cut on the body Callies was shak en but otherwise escaped unin jured The car was nearly demolished LIQUOR PROFITS INCREASE DES MOINES it is reducing prices to purchasers the state liquor commission dis closed the state at the same time is making a larger profit The com mission said it is able to reduce the price per bottle on the brand reduced in price by wholesalers and still increase its margin of profit because it does not pass the entire reduction to its customers Exhibits Nearly Completed Exhibits in the merchants and floral buildings were practically completed and tractors chugged busily on the west end of the fair grounds as machinery was hauled into the machinery show section The stage for the free acts in the midway just east of the machin ery show was ready for its per formers Electricians Friday completed the laying of the underground cable which will cany electricity to light the block long stage set ting for Ernie Youngs mammoth outdoor musical production Un der the Stars in whch 70 pro fessional performers will appear each evening Many Features Scheduled Two shows will be given Sun day and Wednesday evenings the first starting at oclock and the second at The Thearle Duffield fireworks an even larger production than the 1938 version will be shown nightly at ex cept on Sunday and Wednesday when they will blaze at The California Varsity Eight male octet which made an out standing hit in Mason City in 1938 Carl Freed and His Har monica Rascals William and Joe Mandel comedians Duncans Collies the highest paid dog act in the world the Gretonnas aerialists working 85 feet above the ground without protecting nets all will appear with a danc ing chorus 20 Hollywood beau ties headlined by Betty and Dorothy Gould singing and danc ing sister team The Mason City municipal band with Carlelon L Stewart directing will be in the bandstand furnish ing musical accompaniment at aft Lots of of Music All five of Carl Frccds Harmonica Lads play on one mouth orpin but they make lots of music Mr Freed plays a more orthodox instrument but furnishes his share of the entertainment which will be heard niprhlly in front of the grandstand at the North Imra fair from Sunday through Friday as part of Ernie Youngs huge outdoor stage production Under the Stars a musical production including a professional cast of 70 persons The scenery and lighting equipment fills two railroad cars M ;