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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1964, Mason City, Iowa I tfKlaTA MAAaM yVvfv VMI i mm PertwneuHi NH The Uwint by ripertei whe eevereal the recaarfwree the tretody ef Hie sMdne rescue frem tfce see betteae ef 31 wen end the eventual ef which te play a fiefcHno rele in World War II i By JAMES CALOGERO PORTSMOUTH NH A small floral wreath will bob in the Atlantic 15 off us sin Portsmouth on Saturday where a wa drama of life and death held a nations attention exact ly 25 years ago The1 submarine Squalus sank la 240 feet of water off the Isle of Shoals on May 23 1939 with 57 Navy men and two aboard It was to be many hours be fore a waiting nation would learn that 33 men were alive in two separate compartments of the 310foot submarine And for two tensefilled days all attention focused on the spot in the Atlantic until 33 men who survived disaster wen brought to the surface in one of the great rescue feats of the sea Even the submarine itself eventually brought to the surface in an historic salvage operationin what 25 years ago was the deepest water in which Navy divers ever operated Twentyfour years later oa April nuclear sub marine Thresher passed the same spot en oute to her own untimely death with 129 men 220 miles at sea in more than 8000 feet of during a test dive V rescue recalled after 25 years ttlft M i it Thresher never was recovered because of extreme depth may never be The Squalus was raised re fitted and went off to World War II as the SaMsh She acquitted herself well torpedoing 45029 tons of Japanese shipping in its Pacific patrols The wreath marking the 25th anniversary of the Squalus sinking will be tossed to the sea by a man who survived the sinking and later returned to her when she was rechristened Sailfish He is Gerald McLees of Ports mouth now civilian employe at the Portsmouth Naval Ship yard and former electricians mate on the Squalus The an niversary tribute was arranged by the Squalus Memorial Chap ter of the Submarine of World War II McLees relived the disaster for The Associated Press on iilver anniversary We bad left Portsmouth on Monday and anchored 15 miles out On the May 23 I was in the threefoot crawl space of the forward battery room taking cell readings Allen Bryson was in the hatchway just above me with his headset on so we could keep in touch with all other com normal practice on a submarine r We started the dive and had gone down about 50 feet in about 40 seconds when Bryson shouted to me The engine rooms flooding It was in the morning I jumped up out of the battery section and headed for theforward torpedo room right behind Bryson The submarine was going down stern first so we hadto fight our way uphill There was no big bang when we hit the bottom The Squalus just slid backwards and we settled easily on the bottom McLees continued We could hear the highpres sure air system trying to blow out the water ballast and en able us to surface It was a los ing battle There were about a half dozen people in the forward tor pedo room when I got there Others followed me The rest of Us who lived through it were in the control room We in the forward didnt know that of our attp mates were dead ia the after section We didnt hear about it until we reached the surface a couple of days a In another part of tbe abip the disaster was to handLloyd B Maness a duty He was nearest the hatch which separated the from the dry area Ifhe didnt shut that heavy metal door ev erybody on board might perish Maness waited until the last The newspaper that makes all North lowons neighbors Continued on Pafe 2 Home Edition MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY M aoc fuftf CattfaU of Two Full No tt backs II But South group splits ATlLANTTC Baptists overwhelm ingly approved a resolution Frfc day opposmg any constitutional changej to for prayers in publicschools Southern Bap tistsjsplit overthe steps to provide for Bible read ing 4and nonsectariaa prayers in the Volwlary basis A V here arguedover whetherschools should engage in nonsectarian religious services Messengers to the convention first affirmed in4 aclose vote the historic rights of our schoolsto engage voluntarily on a nonsectarian basis in prayer in Bible reading and other de exercises as may be desired But the Southern Baptists then voted to reconsider and de layed final action Dr Ruben Alley of Richmond Va opposed the resolution saying that by it Youre say ing you would authorize agents of the state to come in and set up religious service He said school teachers were agents of the state and that such action could lead to a gov ernment religion The resolution introduced by the Rev Levering Evans 01 Richmond Va also was op posed by Dr E S James of Dallas Tex Baptists do not have to im plore the government to allow them to pray Dr James said The resolution virtually nulli fies another proposal offered by the conventions public affairs he said The committee affirmed sup port for the concept and the vocabulary of the First Amend ment purged in its resolution that Congress leave the First Amendment unchanged The Southern Baptists reject ed Thursday an endorsement of church integration and left the issue to their local churches No change in Lehigh strike The strike of the LehUh Port land Cement Company employes was in its third day Friday with no changes anaounced from either Local 106 of the United Cement Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union or the company management The strike is for the sole purpose of negotiating changes in t h e grievance procedure North Iowa Weather outlook LEXINGTON Ky Lady Bird Johnson visited in eastern Kentucky with everyone from a struggling mountain armer to youngsters in a one room schoolhouse as she plead ed to help those who live the outskirts of poverty Thursday Heading home Friday to rett she said her womans wonderful IN GREAT SHAPE Marlene Dietrich f her Russian audience as she stands behind micro phone in a variety theater in Moscow at the opening of her Soviet tour An overflow audience of 1350 persons including the Soviet culture minister gave reception as she sang old songs like Lola VJphnny and Falling in Love Again Miss Dietrich is 60 erians Negro vote OKLAHOMA CITY Okla Elder G Hawkins nerv ously fingered the two silver crosses fused and hung from a long chain around his neck Yes Jll march on the line again he said if the occa sion demands it One belonging to a minority has a kind of spe cial understanding of what hap pens Hi ejittenid and he measured his words Of the 33 million members i of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA he is one of the 5 per cent who are Negroes arid the cborchs General Assembly had just elected him its moderator For the first time a Negro would be chairman of the board for a year and speak in unison with Dr Eugene Carson Blake the assemblys Stated Cfertc and chief executive Partly cloudy warm wHh nertfmesl Frfdey night hi the Satur day pertly cleudy with Mat tered end thunder and ceeler hi the Weetttfr 2 Mr Hawkins is 55 and in 26 years under his min istry St Augustine Presbyterian Church in New Yorks Bronx has grown from nine members to more than a thousand HU election will be mere ele quent than any sermon said J Vernon Lloyd an attorney from DanviUe Calif who put Hawkins in nomination and later was appointed vice mod erator In this measure at least Dr Blake we have be come color blind CANCEL ROAD PLANS RANGOON Burma UB Burmas military government has canceled plans to rebuild the road EDLER G HAWKINS flights Johnsons wife holds her own poverty tours get to end ep plaud the Presidents wife And she applauded Kentucky for the steps she saw being taken to fightpoverty and illiteracy The First Lady waded in to on answer Republican critics who State may match local tour funds DBS MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes may recommend that the state match local funds spent to develop tourist attrac tions Re said Illinois has such a program People must realize that if such things as the Hiawatha Trail are to succeed they must develop and promote its attrac said V The Hiawatha Trail circling through Iowa and three other adjoining states recently was opened at a Chicago meeting of governors of the states involved Tourist business generally can be improved if the attractions offered are of genuine interest well developed and well pub licized he said At the same time he urged that business places in areas profiting from tourist travel re fraih from unrealistic price in creases or other practices that might appear to be gouging Legislative action would be re quired before any state money could be given to Iowa commu nities to build tourist attrac tions Hughes caid in independent agency would be needed to de cide which projects are worthy He indicated he was thinking of outright grants from the state to the community in volved on an equal matching basis The governor mentioned no specific sum for the Iowa pro gram but said he understood the Illinois Legislature ap propriated gave her answer in a ef the sration of Womens in Lexington Thursday night w Mrs Johmen seidehe was glad some people were sud denly worried about her tenant farmers because Ive been worried about them for years If there had been a poverty bill 30 years ago those former cotton farmers would have been retrained to a new skiQ rather toan remaining on in an econo my that time has passed by Hes safe after fight with a safe A 2500 pound safe fell on a workman Thursday but he suffered only bruises Listed in good condition Fri day at Park Hospital Mason City was James Christiansen 30 of Manly He was expected to be released Saturday Christiansen was helping un load the safe from a truck at Briggs Transportation Co 704 Jefferson SW when the safe fell on his right side at 1 pm He fell on two rolls of car pet This apparently prevented more serious injury Ten fellow workmen were unable to free him It took at tendants from Snells Ambu lance Service about 20 min utes to remove the safe His right leg arm and the side of his chest were bruised SAME DATE1HJ1N LONDON Office1 Friday announced British gbyernijtentai US recoraaKsahce over the embattled A spokesman toldtqueistionerV at the daily news conference lie whkh Washmg tpn has admitted technically breaches J9S2 tlement on has been ren dered inevitable by tions to the BOWL FULL OF BUNNIES Kathy Lord 12 of suburban Minneap olis uses an eye dropper to feed milk to a baby rabbit while the others in the AP Photofax litter await their turn after they were found in a hole in a neighborhood yard They are about two weeks old US Navy reconnaissance plane damaged over Laos Reids oppose but weakly me first the Laos was i but lacked the usual steam of paststatements on Southeast Asia The start of reconnaissance flights Laos may be only the first ot several actions enlarging ican1 miUtary operations Southeast Washington said Friday j Facedwith Communist ad vances posing increasinglyVsen ouis threats to Laos and neigh boring South Viet US poUcymakers have been consid ering a wide variety of moves including Strike against North Nam dispatch of more air and sea power into the area landing of forces in Thailand if the Thai government agrees such help is necessary and direct military intervention in Labs itself Further steps will be ordered officials said if the situation continues to deteriorate In another development not necessarily connected with the Laotian crisis a Navy carrier squadron has left the Indian Ocean and rejoined the main bodyof the US 7th Fleet in the Pacific it was learned Friday It brings to three the force of big attack carriers in Far East ern waters Officials said they were not certain how quickly the con frontation in Southeast Asia would reach a showdown stage if diplomacy fails to find a way out of the present crisis WASHINGTON AP One U S Navy reconnaissance plane taking lowlevel photo graphs of embattled Laos was hit by Pathet Lao ground fire but made it back to its carrier in the South China Sea it was learned Friday The pilot of the RF8 Crusader was not hurt and the plane was not seriously damaged the As sociated Press was told The U S reconnaissance op eration being conducted at the request of the Laotian govern ment reportedly is covering all Larger at Iowa U Regents hassle on dorm rooms TIT TT1CTT71M t areas invested by the proCom munist Pathet Lao This would account for about twothirds of the 91000 square mile country The reconnaissance is being conducted by Navy Crusader jets operating in Pairs from the 78000ton carrier Kittyhawk off the South Vietnamese coast The state department ac knowledged that unarmed U S photo reconnaissance planes were operating over Laos But the U S government has re fused to give out officially any identification of the planes or their service COUNCIL BLUFFS AP Should men students at the Uni versity of Iowa have more liv ing space than students at Iowa State University That question was up for con sideration by the State Board of Regents Friday after a commit tee argued Thursday over a pro posed dormitory at the Univer sity of Iowa The plans for the 12story ad ditiotyat the Iowa City institu tion would add rooms for 538 men to the Quadrangle Dormi tory at an estimated cost of Costs were estimated at a man Stanley Redeker ot Bopne chairman of the regents building and business commit tee said that costs were per man for a new 12story dormitory at Iowa State on which contracts were awarded last month Theodore Rehder University Of Iowa dormitory director said the university building would have larger closets than the dormitory at Iowa State Rooms in the Quadrangle ad dition would provide 103 square feet per man compared with 84 feet in the Iowa Stale dormi tory he said plus more room in lounges and recreation areas Rehder said the main reason for the higher costs of the Quad rangle addition compared with the Iowa State dormitory is a difference In philosorhy what type of housing students should have Redekcc said there is also a philosophy of economy in stu dent housing and there are some things you have to give up to ac complish that he suggested the plans be revised and Mrs Harriett V a 1 e nt i n e of Des Moines a member of the com mittee supported him John Oberhausen of Dubuque also on the committee said he saw nothing wrong the dormitory plans India asking for US jets WASHINGTON is asking the United States to sell it three squadrons of FI04 Sabre jet supersonic fighters as part of the Indian defense build up against Communist China diplomatic sources said Friday The jets would cost an esti mated mllHon Bulletin MIAMI AP An antiCastro Friday nSet ported captured in Cube might of our men but we dont know A vana dispatch quoted e reliable source sayingi members of an armed bend which landed re cently in Finer Del Rie ern Cube had been Inside The Globe FLOWERS THAT bloom In the bank tra la VENTURA students model new band uniforms Page 16 Clear Lake news3 Editorials 4 Maton City news e7 Latest markets 7 SecMty news S Dear AWby I news Televfelen newt 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