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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H CQN R Kis r MEM s AS r DEPT Of COUP DCS KOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS TOLL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPy MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT NEWS BEHI Think F R Determined Policies to Continue r a p h records of the presidents retailing speech show he made one peculiar verbal altera tion in deliver ing it that did not appear in published texts H i s official text mentioned the radical gam biers of business and and wondered what would happen if they put Paul BlalloQ tleofies into practice next year But when he spoke he chan d next year to 1941 the recorus kept by the broadcasting companies show Now some political technicians are attaching significance to this because of the stronger implica tion that the president is deter mined his policies shall continue in that election year and he is the man to continue them It does go slightly further in showing he has that ominous year uppermost in mind White house interpreters however deny it was even an im plied declaration of candidacy say he merely mentioned the wrong year in the text corrected it in sounds reason able Mr Roosevelt is not likely to declare himself until next Janu ary or February when he will have to decide whether to enter the first of the primaries to be held in April Justice Corcoranized i Trembles and shakes are not able within the justice department over developing inside signs that the department is to be Corcoran ized That is a word the govern ment men have for an agency where the jugular school ehums of Thomas G Corcoran get control of key positions Tommys classmate Johii O Rogge has now been appointed head of the criminal division Mr Hogges recommendation came from Supreme Court Justice DongI las who seems now to be on the faculty of the Corcoran school But MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 26 1939 PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 196 NEW PROPOSALS GIVEN RUSSIA ASSERTS CAUSE OF SUB SINKING STILL UNKNOWN Divers Sent Down to Attach Air Hoses Salvage Is Discussed PORTSMOUTH N H serting that the cause of the sink ing of the submarine Squalus Tuesday with a loss 26 lives still was unknown Capt H R Greenlee manager of the Ports mouth navy yard said Friday Anything said about the induc tion valve is merely conjecture It originally was believed that an open induction valve allowed water to pour into the Squalus while she was making a fast dive Thursday Alfred G Prien 26 machinists mate asserted the control board lights indicated the valve was closed No one knows what happened Greenlee declared because no one has gotten down there 1o sec Made g Successful Dives He said that every submarine dives and operates with the as sumption that the lights indi cate the proper condition of the valves and that the Squalus had made 18 similar dives success fully The induction valves he con tinued were designed and con structed by the navy as was the case In all submarines built here It is not possible he added for the lights to be on if contact which puts on the light is at the base of the valve Asked what was the possibility of the valve opening once it was closed the captain said the ten dency of a valve once closed would be to remain closed what is not yet known outside At torney General Murphy is trying to get Randolph E Paul the New York tax expert in as head of the tax division Paul and Rogge worked up the old campaign for Roosevelt against wealthy who evade taxes fay incor Mr men porating their yachts or havin personal holding corporations in Bermuda Up to this justice has been be yond the Corcorcan scope De partments generally recognized as within his bailiwick are Securities Exchange Commission Interior PWA WageHours Administra tion and to some extent the treas ury his friend Edward Foley has just been made chief counsel This list does not include RFC where Mr Corcoran has his office That department is in charge of Jesse Jones Monopoly Interest Low Interest in the antimonopoly committee is running low too low to suit its backers who yet hope to make its hearings the basis for a new future economic system Senator Borah and Representa tive Hatton Sumners have for in stance seldom been in attendance lately figuring they had more im portant things to do But Borah made a special appearance to hear the testimony of No 1 Braintrust er Adolf Berle The Idaho repub lican has admiration for the as sisfant state secretary They chat ted together after the hearing Borah assuring Berle he had read everything Berle ever wrote The waning interest in the committee however is dangerous to its future because it will run nut of money again June 30 It got ihrough congress a resolution lim iting it to 5600000 this session but congress appropriated only S120 and members of the house rules committee want to find out what the committee is going to do next before granting it more than that The republicans proclamation of this as national debt week was the least partisan and best intended thing they have tried in many a democratic it if you will Fingers of fun and scorn have surrounded them fines Mr Hoose velt made the facetious reference m his retailers talk but it was planned as a constructive venture Republican headquarters here had a ip that a new public works pro gram was being worked up Everyone else had it The tip will turn out to bo correct Therefore tne republicans thought they could influence the administration to IioTd down the total amount if thev Only Three in Hospital rities announced that all of the 33 survivors had been discharged from Portsmouth naval hospital Friday morning The men detained for slight colds were Lieut John C Nichols gun nery and torpedo officer Chicago Charles S Kuney yeoman second class Tulare Cal and Charles A Powell radioman second class Leesdale La Two submarine experts Com manders A I McKee and A R McCann took off for Washington for a conference with high navy officials who will decide the method of raising the Squalus Meanwhile Admiral C W Cole back aboard the rescue ship Fal con after a brief trip ashore or dered preliminary salvage work resumed pending the arrival from Washington of instructions re garding final to blow out the water from the submarine and attempt to float it through its own buoyancy or to employ the huge pontoons used in sinular disasters to raise the vessel Divers Go Down The impression among ionic nb seivcrs here was that the pon toons probably would be used However divers went down short ly before B a m C S T to lay the groundwork for the attach ment of air hose in the event it was decided not to use the pon toons Commanders A I McKee and A R McCann submarine ex perts were selected for the plane trip to Washington Actual operations naval spokes men said will get under way as soon as delicate computations are completed and approved by the high command in Washington A Mail Truck Upset in Crash A United States mail truck driven by Henry Redeker tipped over at Second street and Monroe ave nue northwest when the rear end of it was struck by a car driven by W Berry Frvin Jr 522 Monroe avenue northwest about oclock Friday morning The mail truck was being driven east on Second street northwest and Ervin was driving north on Monroe avenue when the accident occurred 1Jle3eJkeireCeiVfV1 imp 1C hcai bu escaped injury The truck and car were badly damaged Lock photo Kayenay engraving SARGENT QUITS AS GNW CHIEF Resigns Presidency of Railroad Because of 111 Health CHICAGO UR Samuel H Cady vice president of the Chi cago and North Western Railway company announced Friday that Fred W Sargent has resigned as president and director of the road because of illness Cady said Sargent handed in his resignation Wednesday severing all connections with the North Western because of ill health which will make it impossible for me to do any work for at least a considerable period of time and possibly not at all The resigna tion takes effect June 1 Cady who is first vice president of the road said he had no indi cation of a possible successor to Sargent He said the matter of a successor would come up for con sideration at a board of directors meeting June 14 in New York SAKGENT TO SPEND SUMMER IN IOWA CEDAR RAPIDS W Fred Sargent who resigned Friday as president of the North Western railroad plans to spend the sum mer on one of his farms near Mount Vernon He said Friday that he had just returned from Rochester where he had spent three weeks in a clinic He ex pected to return there in 30 days for another checkup Suffering from a liver ailment he said he is on a strict diet Greene Youth Saves Life of Charles City an GREENE Richard Dick Marsh Greene high school fresh man Friday was acclaimed as the towns hero because he saved a man from drowning in the Shell Rock river here Thursday afternoon James De foe 41 Charles City employe of the state highway commission and Joe Korinke were painting the underside of the bridge over the Shell Hock on highway 14 from an improvised pontoon raft tied to the bridge by a rope when Defoe was swept off by a cyclonic Michigan Senators Give Clock False Face LANSING Mich found they couldnt stop their chambers new electric clock as the midnight deadline for final ad journment approached and several hours work remained Someone quickly drew a false face with hands set at and hung it over the timepiece twohour conference of officials Thursday night ended without announcement of a formal deci sion but technical mathematical work was begun at once Found Uoom Flooded Only a short time before the doom of the 16 men still in the sub was sealed in finality with the scant report of a diver Opened after hatch Found torpedo room flooded Closed hatch That report apparently im pelled the decision to halt sal vage operations for the time being to give technical experts B chance to decide upon the best procedure We have finished the job of lifesaving and our task has turned to that of salvage an of ficer said Another explained that so in tricate is the problem that one Defoe clung to bridge girders for some his cries for help attracted a crowd to the bridge Defoe finally sank into the stream and had gone down the second time when the Marsh youth arrived on the scene dived from the bridge and brought the workman to safety Defoe weighs 180 pounds and the Marsh boy only 120 The yourn is the son of Mrs Ethel Marsh Queen Mother Mary Has 72nd Birthday Stays in Apartment LONDON JP Queen mother Mary 72 years old Friday kept close to her flowerfilled apart ment at Maryborough house re minded by her physicians that time would be needed to repair injury to her eye in last Tuesdays automobile accident Her Majesty Queen Mary has had a quiet night said the doc tors bulletin Progress continues to be satisfactory although im provement of the eyemust be nec essarily slow Apart from the booming of guns in a birthday salute and the flying of flags the British made clear the depth of popular affection for the queen mother and rejoicing at her escape from more serious in WILSON VETOES 4 MORE BILLS Wont Legalize Bond Issue on Gveen Bay Drainage District DES MOliSiES George A Wilson Friday vetoed four more bills and signed two left on his desk by the last legislature when it adjourned Bills vetoed Friday included one which would have legalized a bond issue of the Green Bay drainage district in Lee coun ty Land owners in the district said they sought to issue the bonds to finance rehabilitation of the district pumping system so 13000 acres of land in the area migh be returned to cultivation A sportsmens group from Bur lington represented by State Sen ator Fred Cromwell recently protested The governor in a brief veto message Friday said he is still in doubt us lo what is thought to be legalized The governor also vetoed a oil which would have levied a 100 pel cent inheritance tax on bequests lo residents of Germany the uni form trust receipts bill and a measure which would legalize claims against the sinking fund ior public deposits which were not made in approved banks SteamrollerDriver Held for Drunkenness BIRMINGHAM Ala Jlotorcycle Patrolman Charles Price saw a huge road rolling mechanism ambling from curb to curb along a city street he ie Time Body of On Nebraska Legislator Is Found Mangled OMAHA body of A Lincoln Sutton 31 attorney and onetime Nebraska legislator was found badly mangled Friday on the Missouri Pacific right of way near 25th avenue and Boyd street Sutton was the son of the late District Judge Abraham Lincoln Sutton long a prominent figure in Omaha politics and a republi can candidate for governor of vas found by Charles watchman at a WPA Nebraska The body Williams a yard CROPS REVIVED IN NORTH OWA BY HEAVY RAIN Grains Were Nearing Crisis Stage Because of Lack of Moisture Intermittent rain fell over Ma on City and surrounding territory late Thursday afternoon and throughout part of the night re viving crops that were approach ingthe crisis stage for want of moisture The rain varied from a half inch lo 124 over north central Iowa the largest precipitation this section of the state has enjoyed for two months In Mason City the precipitation was 102 Ground Is Soaked The only other sizable rainfall in May was on May 6 when less than a quarter inch of precipita tion was registered April was also deficient in precipitation with a total of only 151 inches for the month The inch of rain that fell over most of Cerro Gordo county was sufficient to soak the ground down to the existing moisture level ac cording to County Agent Marion E Olson who said Thursday nights showers set the stage for normal development of crops in this section Revives Oats Crop The rain he said revives the oats crop which was badly in need of moisture It assures germ ination of late corn It puts pas tures in condition and puts clover and alfalfa seedings in good con dition It was the kind of downpour that deserved the cognomen o million dollar rain in the minds oE many a farmer as well as citj dweller who has been scannini the skies these past weeks won dering what was in the offing Showers Widespread That the Tains extended over wide North Iowa area was indi cated in reports from variou points Heaviest rainfall was a Charles City with 124 inches A Forest City 109 inches was the first precipitation in more than a month Northwood reported 77 of ai inch Cresco reported 54 of a inch At West Union 78 of an inch rain arrested crop loss which hac become serious At West Union the hay crop will be short ant estimates are for half a norma oats yield Rainfall at Hamptnn was re ported to be not so heavy An inch of rain was recorded at Garner 205 at Spirit Lake Northern and western low fields drank up the heavy show ers totaling more than two inche in places which helped cool dowr unseasonably high temperature that began the week Spirit Lake reported the heav iest precipitation 205 inches An other wet spot was Clarinda 165 inches Despite cloudy skies the mor cury averaged 10 degrees abov normal Friday morning in low after reaching a Irish of 95 de grees Thursday at Esthcrville an Fort Dodge pound of buoyancy either way Your Poppy Saturday Will Prove You Havent Forgotten In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on pHE idea of the poppy as a memorial flower for the World war dead sprangup as naturally as bttle wild flower itself grows in the fields of France and Flanders The flower was the one touch of beauty which survived amid the hideous destruc tion of war Along the edge of the trenches beneath the tangled barbed wire about the ragged shell holes j and over the fresh graves it raised its brave red blos som It seemed to be the one immortal thing in that region where death reigned The soldiers of all na tions came to look upon it as the living symbol of the AF frriOtV rloOrl him to court on a charge of driving a steamroller while intoxicated Weather FORECAST Pleads innocent to Theft Count NEW YORK Kuhn rational leader of the pronazi lermanAmerican bund stood tiffly erect Friday in court and leaded innocent to charges of for ery and grand larceny of S14 48 of bund funds Earlier he replied no in the ame emphatic tone in the police lineup when asked if he had mis appropriated bund money and made false entries in the books Then why were you arrested icting Lieut James Fyke asked I dont know yet replied the 13 year old bund leader Bail Set at 55000 Kuhn was held in bail igure recommended by the dis rict attorneys office because Kuhn waived extradition and vol mtarily returned from Pennsyl ania where he was arrested Thursday Kuhn wearing a double breast ed gray suit was brought to the triminal courts building from po ice headquarters in a patrol wagon accompanied by the three arresting detectives Native of Munich In lie police lineup lie said he was president of the German American bund a native of Mu nich Germans had been in this country 14 years and never was arrested before He said he formerly was em ployed as a chemical engineer am last worked at the occupation in I93G in the Dearborn Mich plant of the Ford Motor company Kuhn motoring with three com panions to Chicago and Milwau kee where he was scheduled t speak Friday and Saturday wa arrested Thursday afternoon in a roadside lunchroom at Krumsviile Pa 23 miles northeast of Reading by detectives who trailed him frorr New York Waives Extradition Kuhn was accompanied by Gus lav Elmar national organizer o the bund of Hoboken N J Thomas Dixon of New York anc Gerhard Wilhelm Kunze of As toria Long Island Kuhn waived extradition befor Reading justice of the peace and was returned to New York bj the detectives in an automobile Elmar accompanied him as far a Newark N J Kunze and Dixon continued th trip one purpose of which thej said was to open a bund camp a Milwaukee The bulky xociferous bunds fuehrer was indicted late Thurs day on 12 counts Dist Attj Thomas E Dewey said convictioi could result in prison terms total ing 50 years LOOK INSIDE FOR could make all the difference be Mtj FMlurcs Incl forced out and air pumped in to bring the 1450ton craft to the surface IOWA Mostly cloudy sllow crs and loca thunderstorms in east portion Friday night and probably Saturday morning slightly cooler Friday nighl and in east portion Saturday MINNESOTA Cloudy prob ably showers In east and north portions Friday night and in east portion Saturday slightly cool er in extreme south portion Fri day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 99 Minimum Thursday night 67 At 8 a m Friday 69 Ran 102 inches Sorely needed precipitation tel Thursday evening providing moisture to germinate com stimu late small grains and freshen up pastures YEAR AGO I Maximum 1 Minimum Snite at Grotto Prays for Invalids on Beds Near Him LOURDES France Snite Jr lay in his iron lung at the shrine of Lourdes Friday and prayed for those poor English Belgian and French invalid pil grims beside me in the grotto The Chicago youth forced to live in the iron lung since he was stricken with infantile paralysis in China gave thanks for his life at the famous grotto twhere a peasant shepherd girl prayed to the Virgin 81 years ago and where countless crutches have been left by invalids who walked away from the shrine Seeing those poor invalid pil grims in the grotto made me feel especially privileged Snite said My general health except for paralysis leaves little to be de sired My paralyzed muscles are continuing to recover at a snails pace but I am happy and confi dent of eventual recovery Snite said that he did not come to Lourdes expecting a miracle but that he prayed for interven tion of Saint Bernadota sacrifices of their dead comrades Saturday May 27 is Poppy clay In this city the sale of poppies is being conducted by the Mason City unit of the American Legion Auxiliary Through out the land millions of bright red poppies glowing over rememberinghearts will be a beautiful tribute to the war dead They will be more than that With the memories reawakened will come a revival of the spirit of those men who thought no service too severe no sacrifice too great to be given for the greatest nation on earth Such spirit is needed in America today just as truly as in 1917 and 1918 A the coat lapel on Poppy day means that the wearer remembers with honor the services of the dead and is marching on in their spirit for Sfooo ST peacetime service in America Let us hope to see a monds cam the country i poppy 011 every COat Saturday compared with 2I542000 carats mthe similar period last year Diamond Shipment Increase Is Shown WASHINGTON cupid doing a bigger business In the first four months of this year the BRITAIN INVITES WAR CHIEF TO ARMY EXHIBITS English Officials Hope for Agreement Within Week or 10 Days LONDON Britain riday sent to soviet Russia her etailcd formula for a British renchRussiiin mutual assistance act and invited Marshal Klemen E Voroshiloff soviet commis of war to attend British army maneuvers France arranged to hand the ext of the proposed pact to Jabok urits soviet ambassador to Paris iter Friday at the same time set or delivery of the British copy in loscow to Premier and Foreign Commissar Vyacheslaff Mololoff To Indicate Friendliness The invitation to Voroshilolf ame as a surprise and was seen s a move timed to strengthen the BritishFrench front by indicating he friendliness between Britain and Russia The mutual assistance formula vliich followed a preliminary sent to Moscow Thursday vas dispatched to Sir William Seeds British ambassador to Mos cow for delivery Since the proposals were worked sut after conferences in Geneva among Foreign Secretary Vis count Halifax French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet and Ivan VJaisky soviet ambassador to Condon British officials believed t would meet with Russias ap proval at least on inain points Hope for Agreement Soon Hope was expressed in official circles for a definite agreement ivithin a week or ten days which vould add Russia to the British Frencli front Informed sources said Poland the United Slates and other coun tries which had been keeping in close touch with Britain were told of the contents of the note The new proposals were re ported to include 1 A mutual assistance pact which would come into operation in the event of direct aggression upon the European territories of any one of the three signatories A conflict between Russia and Japan would be outside the scope of such a pact Provides for Consultation 2 Provision for consultation in Ihc event of direct aggression upon territories of any state guaranteed by the three signatories 3 Consultations among the gen eral staffs of the three powers to insure efficient collaboration if they were called into action A suggestion that Prime Mini ster Chamberlain shnuld make an official visit to Moscow to strengthen BritishRussian friendship still further was made by Laborite David Adams He gave notice he would ask the prime minister June 5 in the house of commons whether in view of his public declaration be fore the Munich conversations of last September 29 that it was of great benefit for heads of states to confer personally he has consid ered or will consider the desira bility of making an official visit to Moscow The invitation lo the Red Army chief was among a number re ported sent to topranking Euro pean a liny those of Britains allies such as Poland Rumania Greece and Turkey No specific date was made known for the gathering of Hie military experts but it was likely to be in midSeptember IGNACE PADEHEWSKI Suffers Heart Attack and Cancels Tour I3AGE 2 Indian Gordon Is Indicted for Murder PAGE 7 Plan Memorial Day Services Two Days PAGE 18 DR MAYO IS FAILING FAST Famous Rochester Surgeon 111 With Pneumonia in Chicago CHICAGO at tending Dr Charles Mayo an nounced Friday afternoon he was failing fast and there appeared lo be no hope of saving the world famous Rochester Minn sur geon stricken with pneumonia Dr Walter McGuire said no blood transfusion was given be cause it appeared a useless pro cedure North Iowa Clubs to Face Full Game Card PAGE H Yankee Clipper on Return Trip to N Y LISBON Portugal Yankee Clipper on her first roundtrip mail flight hopped for Horto tlie Azores and New York at a m CST ;