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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1939, Mason City, Iowa 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H4R LOH E R HISf I A DEPr vf THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 2 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT SECTION ONI 202 STRONG TIDE IMPEDES SUB RESCUE EWS BEHI Paul Dial on What Parley Really Said Still Unknown WASHINGTON What Mr Farley whispered to Mr Roose velt after his cross country inspec tion can now be heard in all the elegant salons her but not from Mr Farley A lot of people claim to have direct informa tion None has The only trustworthy in dication is an opinion the na tional c h a i r man gave n New York newspaper friend He said he thought FDR could get the nomination he wanted it The new deal cocktail crews have heard fanciful suggestions that Sunny Jim said the presi dent was the only man with whom the democrats could win These probably grew grossly out oi a press conference remark dropped by Mr Roosevelt When asked about Farleys report he broke into laughter that drowned out the last words of the question When asked if the report was favorable he iciloated it was very pleasant This caused the T T D A third term drafting agency workers to conclude the tertiary millenium had arrived as they could imagine nothing pleasant otherwise a close but innocent by Mr Farley seems to be in a small corner behind a very ball numbered8 who Have talked Hvith him have r concluded he is in as much of a political quandary as all the other leaders Between his loyalty to the president and his instinct for self preservation he is virtually speech less But not entirely certain state Jeaders claim privately to have heard from him an excellent word favoring Cordell Hull the state secretary In one state for instance a Hull movement was started upon receipt of that intimation If this is significant it would ap pear so only from the standpoint that the Hull movement is partly an antiGarner movement Difficult FDR Task A common impartial view here is that Mr Roosevelt is facing the greatest task of his career to get the nomination In an acceptable way He could no doubt wrest it from the convention by the sheer power and influence his position but it he did it would not be worth having He would have to thwack too many democratic skulls and the injured ones would be able ho doubt to rub their sore spots to his disadvantage in the election He cannot get it on a platter be cause too many others are openly seeking it Then too his hands are tied by tradition If hp openly seeks delegates he would seem to justify the worst charges ot his ad versaries that he is trying to per petuate his regime in dictatorial fashion If he does not the others will run away with it because political leaders i jt in the states cannot af ford en masse to tie themselves up to an indefinite candidate whose intentions are only evident through the activities of his friends The common sense the situa tion is being obscured by the un derfanning third term talk by the T T D A whose members know they will lose their govern ment jobs unless the man who gave them prominence is re elected Stalemate Is Possible possibility very live just at the moment is that the Roosevcltites might be able to jockey the convention into a stale mate between Corner Hull and the other candidates whereupon a somewhat unanimous thirdterm invitation might be arranged But this method would proclaim the inability of the party to furnish another man and would hardiv be encouraging to party morale Enthusiasm of the officeholders was never higher than at this mo ment however They have con vinced themselves the president can win if he can only get the nomination They count the south 1 the west and New York state as meat or inm conceding the rc publicans only New England he olher Atlantic and central states iCopjrljbt Hint Fcalurcj nc FATALITY MARS SAFETY DRIVE JUST LAUNCHED Five Foot Bar Forced Victim Onto Tracks Into Path of Car Mason Citys June NoAccident campaign was marred six hours after the safety flag was raided m Central park Thursday when Fred Martinson car foreman the M St L railroad died from injuries received when thrown from a motor handcar on which he was riding The green master flag was raised at oclock Thursday morning and the accident occui red at oclock in the after noon Martinson died in an am bulance on the way to a local hos pital After with officers of the Mason CityCerro Gordo County Safety council Secretary Harry Brown announced a new vuling in which the master flag will be lowered to half staff for 24 hours following each accident The M St L flag will be taken down for the remainder of the 30 day period oE the campaign he added Secretary Brown stated the master flag would be lowered half mast starting Thursday eve ning Back Crushed Coroner J E McDonald said no inquest would be held and that Mr Martinson died from injuries received when the car ran over him Tw6 dbrsaT vertebrae Were crashed according to Dr Mc Donald Vertebrae in the neck were also broken and the head re ceived several severe cuts and bruises The accident occurred at Fourth street southeast on the M St L tracks Martinson with two other workmen Ted Greenman 603 Carolina avenue southeast and Jake Buehler 1216 CaroHna ave nue southeast were on their way back to the M St L shop Killedin Fall Under Motor SAVED WITH OXYGENMASKS 90 STILL DOWN FRED MARTINSON of Tragedy Bar Caught were riding on They were riding on the car and had a five foot bar on it Martinson had his legs over the bar according to the men and the bar slid down so as to catch in the bed of the road throwing Mart inson in front of the car The men said the car ran over Martinson before it could be stopped Martinson resided at 1415 Penn sylvania avenue southeast He is survived by his and one son James and one daughter Miriam at home Mr Martinsons parents and four sisters and one brother all m Sweden and one sister in California also survive Born in Sweden Born in Sweden Feb 25 IBS Mr Martinson hrd long been a resident of the United States He liad resided in Mason City for the past 11 years and was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran church and the I O O F lodge He had been employed by the M and St L railroad for the past 13 years Funeral services will be held at he MajorRandall funeral home at 2 oclock Sunday afternoon with the Rev Mr Fritz pastor of Our Saviors Lutheran church Al bert Lea Minn In charge Burial will be at Tyler Minn WAGNER ACT Businessmen Advise Roosevelt to Amend Labor Relations Law WASHINGTON Hopkins said Friday a group of business men urged President Roosevelt Thursday night to seek amendment of the Wagner Labor Relations act during a discussion of business conditons Hopkins told reporters that the businessmen who dined at j the white house presented no spe cific labor plan but he indicated that possible changes in the word ing and administration the Wagner act was one of the most important topics their discus sion with Mr Roosevelt Foreign trade particularly with South America and taxation also were discussed Hopkins added On Capitol Hill the house ways and means committee was consid ering tax revision A witness for the United States chamber of com merce suggested imposition of a flatrate normal corporation tax of 15 per cent and outright repeal of the undistributed profits levy Girl Among List of Graduates Is Buried CRESTON classmates ill the 1939 high school senior class inday earned the casket of Vel ma L Culver 18 to her grave Miss Culver was tohave gradu ated May 24 but the night before was injured fatally in an auto crash She was unconscious for more than 160 hours before death STOLE BABY TO TAKE PLACE OF HER DEAD CHILD Girl Collapses After Arrest on Charge of Kidnaping Infant PHILADELPHIA blond 21 year old girl arrested on charge of kidnaping 5 months ok Gerald McCrohan from his car riage was quoted by Detective George Myers Friday as saying she took the child to replace hei own who died Tells Abduction The officer said the girl wap unwed Booked as Beatrice Wood she told this story of the abduc tion after her arrest Friday morn ing with a man Myers found with the missing boy A son was bom to her asi March He died but she kept the news from its father When he demanded to see the boy she stole Baby Gerald from his carriage while his mother shopped in a butcher store wen to the father and told him the child was theirs Man Also Held The girl poured out her story in a police station She was arrest ed with a man booked as Frederick Bauers 23 Detective Myers saic he followed the girl from a drug store where the officer had been inquiring about recent purchases baby food Another detective found Bauers in about twomiles Lwuinnes from the scene of ffieTSSnapihlf Thursday The baby was in the mans arms Thats my God lies safe Mrs Margaret McCro han gasped when she saw the child Then she fainted Geralds father and grandmother also iden tified the infant Gerald was taken from his car riage on a busy street cornel while his m o t h e a store across the stre from a police station The mother had left Geralds 4 year old sister Marjorie to watch the baby Mrs McCrohan was hurrying through her shopping anxious to get the baby home for feeding when Marjorie ran into the store crying Mommie the baby isnt in his coach any more A blond lady took him Storekeepers Joined Hunt Storekeepers joined the mother as she dashed from the store glanced into the empty carriage then ran along the street stopping pedestrians and tearfully asking Did you see my baby At the police station she gasped out her story and collapsed 4 Persons Drowned at St Cloud Minn ST CLOUD Minn persons three of them members of one family were drowned in the Mississippi river here Friday two of them giving their lives in attempts to rescue the others The dead were Norris Moore 49 of near St Cloud Wayne Moore 12 son of Norris Moore Leroy Moore 13 another son and Ralph Wruck 12 son of Charles Wruck of near St Cloud street southeast nnc block west ot Virginia avenue the arcdcnt which marred the June camna in tracks when the five fool bar on he motor rar c ri Lock photo Kayenay engraving aing slld railroad at Fourth tllc skclch of y was thrown to the in the bed of the road He Doesnt Need Help But He Gets It Warns Managers of Theaters to Keep Crowds From Streets SIOUX CITY managers here were notified Fri day they will be liable for arrest unless they devise some means keeping bank night crowds off the streets Public Safety Cnmmissioner Harold N Sturgeon declared he would file charges of creating a fire hazard against the managers who failed to keep streets in front of their establsihments clear His edict resulted from a visit to an outlying theater where 2000 persons massed on the street Car Goes Into House Narrowly Misses Boy PITTSBURGH auto mobile crashed through the wall of Paul Stumpfs home and into the living room narrowly missing a 12 year old boy sitting in a chair As a crowd gasped in anstonish ment one woman spectator ob served Doesnt she have lovely cur tains GIRt GRADUATE DROWNS JASPER Minn UR Gay Fields 18 who was to have been graduated from Jasper high school Friday was drowned In Split Rock Park Lake near Ihlen Minn late Thursday The girl was in swimming with a party ol friends The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy local thundershowcrs in west portion Friday afternoon or Friday night and in east portion Friday Jiiffht or Saturday cooler in central and west and extreme south portions Friday night cooler in central ami east por tions Saturday MINNESOTA Cloudy thun dershowers probable in cast and north portions Friday and Saturday and in southwest por tion Friday afternoon or Friday nigrhl cooler in and south portions and warmer along Lake Superior Friday night and Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics Maximum Thursday gs Minimum Thursday night 64 At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum fK Minimum 51 Pope States Assurances of Peace Given VATICAN CITY fp pope Pius XII told his Friday that the Vaticans recent diplo matic activities designed to save Europe from the menace of war had brought him assurances of good will and of resolve to main tain peace from principal Euro pean statesmen A month ago the Pope said he had grave fear of imminent war m Europe bufthat the lessening of tension since then had given him greater hope of reaching a stable peace Among the conversations car ried on by papal nuncios in the Holy Fathers campaign was one between Itekhsfuehrer Hitler and Monsignor Cesare Orsenigo papal nuncio in Germany Other papal representatives talked with states men of Italy France Britain and Poland LOOK INSIDE FOR ORELLE EASTOX Man Facing Death Saturday Is Moody PAGE 2 North lowans to Be Honored at S U I PAGE 8 ALVORD MAKES TAX PROPOSAL Favors Flat Levy on Corporations Repeal of Unpaid Profit Tax WASHINGTON spokes man for the United States Cham ber Commerce suggested to con gress Friday imposition of a flat a rate normal corporation tax of 1 per cent and outright repeal o the undistributed profits levy The proposal was presented t the house ways and means com mittee by Ellsworth C Alvord vice chairman of the business or ganizations committee on federal The present law levies a 12U cent tax on small corporations with the rate advancing to IS per cent as the income increases to n maximum of 525000 Corporations with an income of more than 000 are subjected to the undistri buted profits tax under which they pay 16 i per cent if all their profits arc disbursed as dividends to stockholders and 19 per cent if profits are retained in the cor porate treasury Partial disburse ment in dividends called for rates between and 19 per cent Both treasury and congressional tax experts have been studying the question of revising this system in he interest of removing levies considered obstacles to improvement Jewish Refugees Are Turned Back at Cuba HAVANA Cuba de spairing band of 918 Jewish refu gees seeking escape from Ger manys antisemitic drive started back to Hamburg Friday after be ing refused refuge on Cuban soil CIVIL WAR VET DIES GLENVvOOD ser vices will be held Sunday for A t French 96 Glemvoods last G A R veteran who died Thurs day Survivors include a son Ray of Dubuque Power Science Can Break Up Ball Game PAGE 9 Up in the WINGS OF ROMANCE Thrilling new serial by Helen Welshimer starts in this fssue of the GlobeGazette Turn to comic page Jutting Stern of British Crait Is Swept Under Water BIRKENHEAD England Attempts to rescue 90 men im prisoned in the sunken submarine Thetis with their air supply dwindling were impeded Friday by a strong tide which swept her jutting stern under water With the air In the submarine being used up rescue of the men apparently defended oil the success of efforts to cut a hole in the stern through which fresl air might be pumped first and the men possibly brought to the surface later They had been trapped since p m a m C S T Thursday when the Thetis sub merged in Liverpool bay in a test dive before being delivered to the British navy Four of tile S4 men wlio were aboard the craii reached the sur face strapped in oxygen rescue masks but the others still were trapped They were believed to be weak ening gradually with air enough to last only until about midnight 5 p m C S cramped aft with the forward part of the sub marine lying nost down in 130 feet of water As darkness fell rescue workers managed to get a line under the submarines bow and attempted to raise it It was reported without official confirmation that a valve had been fitted to the conning tower for establishment of an all line The admiralty suspension of attempts to cut into the Thetis hull until the tide slackened commented on the fact that the Davis had not been used to release those In the sub marine since the four men rose from her escape hatch early in the day Are Conserving Air The reason was said not to be clear but naval experts explained that unless some technical diffi culty had developed the escape device probably had been aban doned to conserve the waning air supply and give all 30 men an equal chance rescue Each time men are released by the Davis lung method the air supply is reduced and some water taken in Hoped io Open Sub Naval experts had hoped to cut the holes above water at low tide early Friday evening to release foul air and pipe fresh air in It was hoped that eventually one hole could be widened so that ihe trapped men could be released through it Workmen already had scrambled the submarines slippery ex acetylene torches Others Were Aboard The number still imprisoned was placed at 30 when the admiralty announced Friday afternoon lhat four naval officers not previously listed were aboard making a to tal of 34 persons In the submarine at the time the accident In addition to the four officers and the 58 officers and men of the Thetis crew it said there were 26 men from Cammell Laird Ltd her builders three employes from VickersArmsTrongs Ltd en gine manufacturers one pilot and two civilian caterers The admiralty disclosed that tiie forward part the submarine in cluding the forward escape hatch was flooded AH but 18 feet of he tail was submerged Admiralty experts explained that Hie Davis escape system probably liad been suspended because each time it is used il lessens the amount of air in the submarine ana also lets in a small amount of water One way or another admiralty Where Sub Sank ;