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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARtON ft H 1ST 4 ART OEPT of tOW HE VOL XLV NEWS BEH TWl ASSOCIATED PBESS AND FIVE FUU LEASED WIBEJ Precede Campaigns by Attacks on Press seems to me that every time the administra tion starts preparing for a politi election a su preme court at tack or such it first begins a warm con certed attack upon the press I may be wrong but I think the new dea1 publicists have learned a trick from Hit ler in this Hit ler always pre Paul Mallon ares the for aggression by softening up possible critics with warm abuse I seem to re member a government barrage of speeches here against the medical profession the movies the insur ance companies and others before the government moved in upon a direct attack against their business practices But whenever the attack is to be political it is the press at which the barrage is aimed and it now begins to look like the favorite Washington whipping boy is in for it again for the coming political campaign the the If Is Old Contention It is an old contention that newspapers are misleading people Some newspaper un doubtedly has on some occasion misled some person about some thing but the press is every phase of radical liberal and con servative viewpoint It is Roose velt antiRoosevelt democratic republican socialist communist And I do not believe there is a single person in the whole United States who now has accumulated all his political thoughts from any newspaper No one in my 20 years of jour nalistic experience has ever point ed out a truth that failed to reach the people because of the press Only when the press becomes one opinion of one interest can truth be suppressed It has been done in Germany and Italy It can be done in the United States if any power can make the press a single political unit Believes Issue Fake For these reasons I think the press issue is far more than 50 per cent a political fake I do not believe the assailants of the press have any reform program in mind They have never mentioned Their purpose is obviously to destroy the public prestige cf editors or newspapers failing to conform to their political pur poses What they really want is to get more newspapers on their side and to shut up those they cannot get That has always been considered good politics here Inaccuracy Charge The most common method of at tack is to complain against inac curacies Of course there are in accuracies in the press many of them daily Strictly there cannot be accuracy in words No two peo ple see the same development ex actly alike and every story you read in a newspaper or elsewhere represents only the opinions of a person or a group of persons as to what happened But I believe these inaccuracies are those of human nature not of plotting I know the press will only be free as long as it has the right to mako these mistakes There may be no such thing as accuracy in print but there are such things as ethical values ob jectivity impartiality in the writ ten word I think the press has these things I do not think poli ticians have them or even try to have them Why should they Truth is beneficial to them only when it serves their political pur poses Truth is beneficial to a newspaper because it sells papers What the press needs more than anything else right now in my opinion is a press agent to adver tise its virtues to the people as an offset to the abuse that has been heaped upon it by clever politi cians with a purpose Copyright Kins Features Inc Woman Killed When Aircraft Carrier Is Launched Prematurely BELFAST Northern Ireland woman was killed and 20 persons injured Thursday when Britains newest aircraft carrier the 23000ton Formidable burst her supporting cradle and made a runaway launching into Belfast Lough The vessel slid into the water prematurely hurl ing blocks of wood suporting her keel among thousands of persons wno had gathered for her launch ing THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH SOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 171939 MASON CITY THl k THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 266 DANZIG NOT ENOUCH FOR NAZIS Navy Hoists Squalus 60 Feet Nearer Surface IS LIFTED FROM North Iowas Corn King OCEANS FLOOR FOR 2ND TIME Pontoons Pop Above Surface Like Soldiers Stepping Into Line PORTSMOUTH N H U S navy salvage crew Thurs day hoisted the sunken submarine Squalus from the ocean floor for the second time in six days and thereby placed the bodies of her 26 dead nearer to release from the sea The three topmost lifting pon toons above the Squalus stern broke the surface at p m CST in a cascade of foam indi cating that end of the craft had been elevated between 60 and 80 feet from an uncharted mudbank The stern of the submarine which had been embedded six feet in the mud after she grounded during a towing operation last Saturday was lifted more slowly to Thursdays submerged towing level approximately 100 feet be low the surface In 123 order like soldiers stepping into line the topmost pontoons above the waterfilled stern came to the lop a few sec onds after the surface had been churned by escaping air bubbles Shortly after a m the pumps aboard the salvage ves sel Falcon began to force air into the nine big lifting pontoons at tached to the Squalus resting on a mudbank 160 feet beneath the surface As Ihe order to blow was given near perfect weather prevailed at the salvage scene Wednesday nights stiff breeze caused considerable damage to the maze of salvage gear attached to the Squalus After dawn divers attached new hose lines to one of the pontoons and also to one of the submarines ballast tanks It also was necessary to untangle twisted lines before the lift began Using nine pontoons one less than the number called into play last Saturday when the craft was tugged from its muddy bed 240 feet below the surface the salvagers hoped to hoist the Squalus tomb of 26 men about 80 feet more and tow her four or five miles farther The first successful lift ended unexpectedly Saturday when the Squalus grounded on a previously uncharted mud pinnacle 160 feet below the surface TOLL GO TO CRESTON CRESTON George A Wilson accepted an invitation to attend the annual Creston horse show and rodeo Sept 7 LOOK INSIDE FOR Says 15 Demo Senators Would Oppose 3rd Term PAGE 2 Star Drivers Back in Fair Program Climax SPORTS PAGE 4H Girls in Style Revue at Hampton STATE PAGE Governor Congratulates Boy From Charles City on Record in National 4H Competition Auto Races to Bring North Iowa Fair to Roaring Climax Friday Hundreds of boys in every state in the union would be glad to stand in your place today Gov George A Wilson told Oscar L Meicher 20 Charles City farm youth as he presented him a cer tificate in recognition of his win ning second place in the national 4H club accounting contest sponsored by the International Harvester company Headlining the Thursday after noon program at the North Iowa fair the governors speech dwelt at length on the importance of proper accounting methods on the farm and pointed out that the Iowa farmer has been one of the pioneers in this field The certificate was accom panied by a check for to the youth who responded to the gov ernors congratulations in a short talk V The governor was introduced by M C Lawson manager of the Mason City branch office of the EVENING p Concert in grandstand by Mason City Municipal band under direction Stewart of Carleton p performance of Ernie Youngs famous Under the Stars magnificent musi cal revue with 70 people and six additional stage acts which may not be seen in the after noons Fairly and Little Shows on the midway FRIDAY Grand Races a open to the pub lic Intercounty 4H club dem onstrations Fairly and Little Shows on the midway all day and evening a baby beef sale a show on stage to machinery p trials qualifying championship auto p main auto race featuring the famous Gus Schra der and a score of other nation ally known racing pilots under the supervision of the Interna tional Motor Contest association Three big acts in front of grand stand between races p performance of the Gasca Family and the Floyd Roberts Trio on stage at en trance to machinery grounds Fairly and Little Shows on the midway p in grandstand by Mason City Municipal band at entrance grounds national racers under direction Carleton Stewart Professor p grand perform ance of Ernie Youngs Under the Stars musical revue featur ing the California Varsity Eight Carl Freed and His Harmonica Lads the Gould Sisters Dun cans Collies Betty Reed Wil liam and Joe Maridel the Six Gretonas and Hollywood danc ing chorus Fairly and Little Shows on the midway International Harvester company who paid tribute to the 4H club riovement and those who thus v furthering the attainment ot around better farm living here is no more important aspect of modern day fanning than the keeping of good farm records he asserted and the company which I represent desired only to help the good work which others had launched Oscar and his parents Mr and Mrs Charles Meicher were guests of honor at a luncheon at noon at the Hanford hotel and rode in the police escorted cavalcade of digni taries from the hotel to the fair grounds before the afternoon pro gram The governor was accompanied by Mrs Wilson and the party in cluded in addition to Mr Law son and the Meicher family W G C Bagley treasurer of state Mark Thornburg secretary of agricul ture Miss Jessie Parker state superintendent of public instruc tion Miss Hazel V Thomas county superintendent R D Bobbins president of the North Iowa Fair association P C Taff head of the extension department of Iowa State college Herman Knudson Cerro Gordo county representa tive Howard Brown Floyd county agent Paul Henderson 4H club agent and others Two Mason City Eagle Scouts Eugene Manning and Murray Law son acted as the governors escort Special features on the after noon program witnessed by a large grandstand crowd were a horse and buggy race and a bal loon ascension and parachute jump An all blue ribbon 4H club livestock parade was held The parade featured dairy and beef cattle and included more than 35 baby beeves and 15 heifers Gus Schrader Cedar Rapids holder of the one lap track record on the North Iowa fair oval will head a star studded entiy list in tiie national championship auto races which are to bring the 1939 exposition to a roaring climax Friday Schrader dropped his world championship title to Emory Col lins last year but will be out to pile up points Friday afternoon in an attempt to regain it this year He also has stated his intention of cracking the oldest record in local dirt track records the three lap mark set by Sig Haughdahl of Daytona Beach Fla in 1334 The 4H club baby beef sale will hold the spotlight Friday under way at than 100 under the forenoon getting oclock More sleek beeves will go hammer The fair will come to a close for this year with the Friday nighf final presentation of Ernie Youngs outdoor musical show Under the Stars and the thun dering explosions of thfe Thearle Duffield fireworks spectacle A large crowd was attracted to the Thursday events programed as governors day and 4H club day Gov George A Wilson was to head a delegation of state offi cials appearing at the afternoon grandstand program Special fea tures included a horse and buggy race and balloon ascension brown mare coming from A threeyearold Mamie Reynolds southern Iowa to Mason City stole Wednesday afternoons harness racing show at the North Iowa fair as she paced to a pair of heat victories and a place position with a best time of The mare owned by Bevan and Dusenberg of Mt Pleasant turned the half mile in during her best heat after winning the first in S H Saunders of Austin Minn drove his Woodlawn another threeyearold to second money holding show position in the first heat taking second place in the middle turn and taking the final heat in identical time with that of the winner at The class event a pace was divided into two sections Wednes day as a dozen entries appeared in the contest for young pacers A northwestern mare Queen of Hearts owned and driven by Will Mclntire of Mapleton S Dak won the early heats the second division in the class event Wednesday with a best time of but Art Berry of Fort Dodge took the final heat with Todd Hunter after two losing battles with racing luck The Fort Dodge veteran drove the final heat in after being distanced as his colt broke a hob ble in the first heat The colt was forced wide into break early in the second heat and drove home to fourth position Wednesdays trot also pro duced a victory for Berry who drove Ihe veteran Fred White to win the two late heats after placing second in the initial spin The Des Moines horse owned by Dan McLaughlin had a mile in the second heat for his best turn but the time did not equal that of Mary Forbes Mrs Leo Bakers mare from Hum boldt Leo Baker drove the mare to a firstheat victory in a halfsecond off the former local track record which was lowered Tuesday to by A W Cap Arnolds Volgamar of LaCrosse Wis Reserved seats in the grand stand for the afternoon and eve ning performances at the North Iowa fair are on sale at Engler Drug company 5 South Federal avenue as well as at the ticket window at the fairgrounds R D Molesworth secretaryman n g p r announced Wednesday Sales at the downtown office close at noon for the afternoon performance and at 0 p m for the evening show he said MURPHY SPOKE TO BUND SAYS KUHN LEADER German Asked If U S Attorney Lauded Group Replies Oh No WASHINGTON if F r i t z Kuhn leader of the German American bund told the Dies committee Thursday that Attorney General Frank Murphy addressed a bund meeting in Detroit in 193G Kuhn made tile remark volun tarily at the conclusion of the committee morning session unAmerican activities I tell something he said The general Mr Murphy he once talked at our meeting Do you mean the attorney general asked Representative Thomas RN who had been questioning the bund leader Yes Kuhn replied nodding his head forward Where did he speak Thomas inquired In the German house in De troit When In 1D36 Did he speak He was invited and came and spoke about ten minutes What did he talk about About German citizens Did he praise the bund Oh no ChairmanDies rapped the gavel for a recess a y v Kuhn at one point during the morning questioning grabbed up his brief case as if to walk out on the hearing after the commit tee refused to let him have a lawyer Kuhn tensely denied before the Dies committee Thursday that the influence of his brother Justice Max Kuhn of the German sup reme court had played any part in his selection as leader of the GermanAmerican bund Kulin was ordered to answer question of this nature after Chairman Dies DTex had cut short the witness protests that in ternal affairs of Germany could have no connection with bund ac tivities in this country When Kuhn balked at answer ing yes or no to queries by Hhea Wliitley for the house com mittee investigating unAmerican activities Representative Thomas HN J shouted Ulr Chairman this witness is unruly evasive and making every attempt io evade these questions I want the witness to answer the questions W V Dies cigar in mouth pounded on the table and Kuhn shouted through the din I asked you to get fair ques tions here What has the supreme court ot Germany to do with un American activities Pickpockets Make at Opening of Palo Alto Fair at the free barbecue opening the Palo Alto county fair Wednesday night lost approximately to pick pockets officers said Thursday Cartels Dance Hornpipe SYDNEY of the hornpipe has become a part of the training curriculum for Austral ian naval reservists The tradi tional hornpipe steps of the Brit ish navy have been adopted as a valuable form of exercise The Weather FORECAST KWA Generally fair in west and central portions local thun dershowers in extreme east por tion Thursday afternoon or Thursday night Friday fair little change in temperature MINNESOTA Generally fair except local thundcrshowers in extreme southeast portion Thursay mrfhi Friday fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 85 Minimum Wednesday night 63 At 8 a m Thursday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum gR Minimum 53 Rain 1 Mark G Thornburff left state Whew Tallest Corn in North Iowa Is 16 Feet 7V2 Inches Fletcher of Clarion Is Presented Prize by Secretary Thornburg Proudly holding his IB foot 7i inch North Iowa Champion Burl Fletcher of Clarion was awarded first prize of by Mark G Thornburg state secretary of ag riculture at the North Iowa fair Thursday for winning the Globe Gazette tall corn contest I congratulate you Secretary Thornburg stated as he made the award for not only upholding the reputation of Iowa with this sky scraper stalk but also for show ing the state that North Iowa farmers can grow tali corn The secretary of state then pre sented the second prize of S3 to A Peter Ousts Osccr by Quarter Inch It was brother against brother In the close race tor third place in the GlobeGazette tall corn contest Pefcr Ostmo of Kcnsett barely nosed out his brother Os car Ostmo of Joke by oneauar ter inch Peters stalk was 15 feet 94 inches and Oscars entry was 15 feet 9 inches V Adams of Floyd for his 16 foot i it stajfc Ostmo of Kensett who won third prize of with his en try measuring 15 feet inches to attend the cere was unable mony The presentation took place in front of the grandstand while Gov George A Wilson a group of state officials and several hun dred spectators looked on and ap plauded Herman Knudson state representatixe Mason City intro duced Secretary ThornburR Mr Fletchers prize winner is a single cross hybrid of second year growth It was drilled in black loam on May 1 without fer tilizer The corn was raised on ground bordered by a triangle of trees open to the cast making a natural hot bed His 160 acre farm is located halfway between Clarion and Eagle Grove The second place winner was planted May 24 in heavy black soil It was planted three kernels to a hill and is a hybrid variety Mr Ostmo third place winner planted his entry in black loam on May 20 without fertilizer It also is a hybrid variety The three winners were se lected from a field of 77 entries coming from a 40 mile radius around Mason City The judges were Earl Dean state senator Herman Knudson stale sentative and Marion K county agent repre Olson agricultural extension Following the ceremony in front of the grandstand the three champion stalks were taken to the GlobeGazette booth in Floral hall where they will be displayed dur ing the remainder of the fair The measurements of the win ning stalks will be sent to the Iowa Daily Press association of fice in Des Moines where they will compete with other district win ners in a statewide contest for prizes ot and S10 Gover nor Wilson will award the prizes at a dinner in Marshalltown Aug 7 PERSONS FINED vDEL MOINES of the 108 persons arrested Aug 6 1 on a nightclub here in a raid IJCI U Silver Dollar pleaded guilty to charges of frequenting a disorder ly room and were fined So each m municipal court The other de fendants are scheduled for hear ing Friday BROADENING OF DEMAND HINTED BYAUTHORITIES Europe Is Watching Anxiously as Poland Faces Higher Stakes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Europe watched anxiously Thursday as Poland faced firmly increasingly insistent nazi de mands for settlement of the Dan zig question Guarded hints were dropped in Berlin that Germany had left the door open for direct negotiations with Germany was not inviting another Munich settlement involving other powers But greater issues even than un conditional return of the free city were considered at stake in Ger many WcIIi n formed German sources described Danzig as no bargaining point at all They said the viewpoint was spread ing rapidly that Germany should increase her demands In circles close to the govern ment it was said the time had be come ripe for settling issues in volving the fate of more than 1000000 Germans living in Pol ish regions bordering Germany Germany was ready for any emergency with extensive pre paredness measures but the opin ion prevailed that a bloodless solu tion would be found In Warsaw a sweeping Polish campaign against nazi boring fromwithin was predicted follow ing the temporary detention of Rudolf Wiesner coleader of the German minority party Foreign observers saw tn the seizure of Wiesner an open ex ponent of naziism Polands luuon not to allow a repetition of CzechoSlovakias 1038 expert c ence with the Sudeten area where T t Konrad Henlein was minority leader t An official announcement said i several scores of Germans of Po lish citizenship and several Ger man citizens had been arrested on charges of belonging to an espionage and subversive organi zation Britain remained aloof but went ahead with her rearming The situation was regarded in London as calling for no initiative j from the BritishFrench front nl I though for the second successive day the authoritative Times pub lished p long editorial on the Po lishGerman tension It said nothing whatever could be done without Polands consent and noted an abatement of he abuse of Poland and Great Bri tain in the German press with the comment that the voice oE common sense can better be heard when the clamor of propaganda is silent V At Oslo Representative Hamil ton Fish of New York sponsor oE a 30day wnr moratorium in which to negotiate settlements of international disputes urged a strong united plea to the govern ments the world including the Vatican Fish declared that the only thing that matters is to prc cent war and said he had in formation that made him fear war might break out Aug 20 Bigger Issue Than Danzig at Stake BERLIN were thrown out Thursday that Ger many has left the door open to Poland for direct negotiations over Danzig but that a bigger issue than mere unconditional return of the Free City to Germany is at Informed Germans said how ever no signs were discernible Thursday that Italian warnings to Poland to negotiate with Germany had been heeded The situation re mained unchanged it was said The press indicated Germany would prefer direct dealings with Poland and denied reports that another Munich settlement involving other powers was in prospect Circles close to the government said they considered the lime ripe for the settlement of issues in volving the fate ot more than 1 000000 nationals living in the Po lish regions bordering on Ger many These well informed sources said the viewpoint is gaining ground that Danzig is not enough and that Germany should increase its de mands Controlled press comment was to the effect that it was nobodys business but Germanys and Po lands to solve the problem ot Danzig and the Polish corridor i ;