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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS Mm THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS WJHE3 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT NEWS BE Tax Differences Not All Revealed Harrison group of businesstax revisionists has been so careful not to offend All Boosevelts publicity sensi bility that half the story their differences has been kept out of print They were sorely angry after that first tax conference at the white house 10 clays ago They thought the president w a s fighting them and apparent ly he De termined to go they threatened the inner circle with the promise If the house does nothing about the HarrisonHanes program the senate will tack it on to the nuisance tax bill when that in nocuous measure comes It was cherubic Senator Jimmie Byrnes of the genial eye and per suasive tongue who stepped into the breach He reasoned with Mr Roosevelt down the river on the yacht talked to Harrison ar ranged their luncheon conference later with the president Paul Mallem ahead anyway MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 27 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 197 WOULD CUT OUT TAX INEQUITIES F D R Now Agreeable The luncheon developed as j everyone knows that Mr Roose velt was practically agreeable The reservations he made could probably be met But still protecting the presi dent Harrison and Byrnes told only a few senators of their white house success However no sena tor could keep a secondhand secret like that Within two hours so many stories were going around that Harrison openly and fully ir ritated had to call a press confer ence and tell something of the more agreeable situation The modified HanesHarrison tax program is therefore not likely to meet with presidential displeas lire when finally enacted but it would probably have been enacted anyway The only difference is that this way Mr Roosevelt will be able to get most if not all the moderations he wants 2 40 ENIGMAS HOLD INTEREST OF POLITICIANS F D R Third Term Plans Vandenbergs Aspirations Unknown By D HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON iP Interest among politicians here centered Saturday on two 1940 enigmas Will President Roosevelt seek or accept nomination for a third term Is Senator Arthur R Van denburg of Michigan going to throw his hat in the ring for the republican nomination As in former warmingup exer cises for the presidential race there are favoriteson and dark horse entries aplenty but politi cal writers agree that answers to the above questions will go far toward clarifying next years competition President Roosevelt is keeping his own counsel regarding a third term Some politicians have been trying to get him to speak one way or the other but have failed to obtain even a hint Avoids Dog Fight If he hac already determined against running again they say he apparently feels thai to take himself out of the picture this far in advance of the democratic na tional convention would weaken his influence in congress and pre cipitate a scramble among new dealers middleofther o a d e r s and antiRoosevelt democrats for the nomination with prospects of a dog fight that might benefit no one but the republicans There are at least a dozen po tential candidates ready to jump or be pushed into the melee So it is too with the repub licans but they do nothave the problem of a third term to bother them Indorsed by Delegation Overtime for Banquets It looks like the social side of employeremploye relationship is going to be curtailed by wage hour administration order Tiie WHA in its own quiet way has decreed that an employer must pay overtime to employes invited to banquets picnics meetins lectures if anything is said at the assemblages about work The idea is in a small over looked paragraph 15 of inter pretative bulletin No 13 issued by WHA several weeks ago It says time spent in attending meetings nnd lectures sponsored by the employer whether or not attendance is voluntary should be considered time worked if such are related to the employes work Alarmed business representa tives streaked to WHA for explan ations and were informed it means any meeting designed to improve working morale efficiency safety Thus a company rooter at a com pany baseball game who said You boys get in there and might possibly make the company liable for wagehour computations beyond whatever inning his en thusiasm got the better of him Certainly a foreman who turned to the grandstand and said Isnt it swell to work for old J Zufus McMeatball and Co would put the company ball game in the wagehour hole And Now the TTDA If Mr Roosevelt has any doubts about his tertiary willingness he may not be allowed to nurse them long The white house jug team CorcoranCohenIckes and who not is apparently seeing to that One of the lefthanded surgeons was heard torefer to their playfully of course but with pro found The third term drafting agency Add TTDA as the freshest noodle in the soup The neutrality bloc laughed a loud unreported guffaw that shook the foreign relations committee chandelier when some administra tive agents started pushing for ward the Gillette bill publicly as a compromise The bill would repeal the ar bitrary arms embargo and let Mr Roosevelt do practically as le pleases which certainly would not be as the neutrality bloc pleases Fact is the foreign committee is split 7 ways between the 7 differ ent bills and the senate is split about 96 ways and nothing can be done about it Many compromises are being suggested but the mat ter is just as far beyond com promise as before thc committee hearings Nothing seems likely to pass Copjrijhl Elm FUUIM toe yandenberg who left an edi tors desk to come to the senate II years ago and whose name went before the 1936 republican convention without any encour agement from him has just been indorsed formally for the presi dency by the Michigan republican delegation in the house In a letter to the senator Fri day the 12 representatives said they heartily concur in an ex pression by republican state of ficials and 82 republicans in the slate legislature that he be drafted for the race Vandenberg has premised a statement in a few days Platforms Take Shape In both major parties plat forms appear to be taking shape faster than the lineups of candi dates Republicans in addition to Vandcnberg who have been men tioned include Thomas E Dewey district attorney of New York City Senator Robert A Taft and Gov John W Bricker of Ohio Senator H Styles Bridges of New Hampshire Representative Bruce Barton af New York Gov Ray mond E Baldwin of Connecticut and Gov Lcvcrett Saltonstall and Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts sta 82 64 66 22 inch 74 SB 15 able temperatures Upper Mississippi and low Where Cors Met in Highway Crash This sketch at the corner near Indianhead the Hanford MacNiiler home cast of Mason Citv shows ocTcurrc1 E BIythe widow of the late Mason CUy atlorney and s70naiivier S Gilrrr anfl and a Muscatine nan we c m a col lision Friday night The sketch shows where the Gilmorc car which was south l the time of he accident stopped The Miller car traveling west at he time of the acciden struck the ft side ot the other automobile The cars met on the turn according to sheriffs depLlies Alien Patton thc skctch rrom Dr Charles H Mayo Body MRS BLYTHE Is Returned to Rochester Surgeon and Brother Established Clinic Famed Through World CHICAGO body of Dr Charles HoraceMayo noted surgeon was taken Saturday to his home at Rochester Minn where he and his brother sons of a country doctor transformed a small hospital into a clinic and research foundation famous throughout the world He died at Mercy hospital late Friday after an eightday siege of pneumonia with which he was stricken in Chicago on a business trip He was 73 and had spent 40 years as an active surgeon and physician Clinic Was Mecca His achievements made the Mayo clinic u medical mccca vis ited by rich and poor from all corners of the globe and brought him many honors His awards de grees and titles including recog nitions from several European countries filled an eightpage booklet His attending physician Dr Thomas Jan Dry of the Mayo clinic staff and several consult DR CHARLES 11 MAYO ants had fought desperately to bring him through the crisis of his illness using every means of medi cal science old and new Treat ment included administration of the drug sulfapyradine recently discovered specific for certain types of pneumonia on which much of the experimental work been done in the surgeons had own laboratories Blood Transfusions Used His condition was so weak how ever it was necessary to resort to blood transfusions The blood was supplied by his son Dr Charles w Mayo Other members of his family had been typed for blood but late Wednesday night it be came apparent further trans fusions would be of no avail He lay beneath an oxygen tent when death came WAS SON OF The Weather FORECAST IOWA Thunderstorms Satur day afternoon or Saturday night becoming generally fair Sun day cooler Saturday night and in south and extreme cast Sun day Outlook No rain indicated Monday anil probably Tuesday seasonable temperatures MINNESOTA Mostly clouily showers in cast and extreme south cooler in south Saturday nighl Sunday partly cloudy to cloudy IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather tistics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday iijghl At 8 a m Saturday Rain YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain WEEKLY FORECAST Outlook for May 29June 3 in Founded Clinic in 1889 T In 1889 when the Mayo clinic rreat Lakes region Not much was founded it served about 300 precipitation likely first part of patients some of whom in thc week but shower period indicated words of an early report iatterpart seasonfrom as far away as Iowa South TOWN PHYSICIAN Dr Charles Horace Mayo Doc tor Charley to all the hundreds of thousands of persons who vis ited the famed Mayo clininc which he founded in Rochester Minn with his father and his brother born July 19 1865 in Roches ter He began life as the son of a smalltown physician and sur geon Dr William Worrall Mayo and he lived out his more than 73 years as a smalltown physician and surgeon In his span of 50 years of active senice to his profession he built with his brother James Mayo the Dr William Doctor Will of the famous brother one of the great medical institutions of the world and Dakota ci Today the clinic registers some Missouri valleys and northern and 55000 patients a year and they centra great plains Not much come from as far away as Aus precmtation likely until middle of tralia and thc countries of the when showers are indicated far cast More than a year ago thc ssxniss for its event wlucli was to determine the course of his entire life It was a tornado which devastated Rochester his little home own killing 22 persons and injuring scares The city council passed a spe cial act placing his father Dr William IV Mayo in charge of caring for Ihe injured Temporary quarters were set up in the Ro chester German library and five sisters of the convent of St Fran cis aided Dr Mayo there When the emergency was past Mother Alfred sister superior of the convent suggested that the order of St Francis build a hos pital in Rochester of which Dr Mayo and his two sons both of whom were studying medicine would be in charge Fame Spread in Years The first unit of St Marys hos pital was opened October 1 1889 Meanwhile Doctor Charley had re ceived M D degrees from North western university and fromNew York polyclinic and was ready to join his father and his brother Doctor Will who was four years older in their work Late in 1889 the elder Dr Mayo retired from active practice and the brothers went on alone With the years their fame spread and the clinic grew rap idly St Marys hospital was en larged several times other hos pitals were opened at last a great clinic building of yellow stone lowered above the business section of Rochester equipped with every modern device for examination and diagnosis Today some 500 medicai men and other Surviving him are his widow the former Edith Graham Mayo of Roches er four DAUGHTER HURT Muscatine Motorist Is Charged With Driving While Drunk widow of a prominent pioneer Mason City attorney and her daughter Mrs Hugh Gilmore 56 were reported to be in fair condition Saturday al thc Mercy hospital where they were treated for severe bruises fol lowing a collision of automobiles on the turn at the Indianhead cor ner near the Hanford MacNider home on Highway No 18 about miles east of Mason City at 9 oclock Frida3 night Robert Gilmore 22 who was driving the car in which his grandmother nnd mother were riding was cut and bruised but his condition was reported as good at the same hospital Satur day Held on Charge The condition of Paul Miller 36 Muscatine painter who was NAVYPREPARES TORAISESUBBY PONTOONS OSE Divers Rush Work to Take Advantage of Weather Conditions PORTSMOUTH N H Navy divers steeled themselves Saturday for a sad laborious task Raising the sunken submarine Squalus and its grim crew of 20 dead men All through the night the navy worked in preparation for the job Decks of the stricken craft were cleared air lines were tested for use poiitoons were prepared the big escape bell in which 33 sur vivors were rescued 30 hours af ter the sinking was repaired lor the new job Diving Weather Idcul Technical plans approved by the navys high command in Washington call for raising the 1450ton bulk lying on the mud dy bottom 240 feet below the sur face with huge steel pontoons and compressed air Speed was essential to take ad vantage of weather conditions which have offered ideal diving conditions since the 54000000 submersible went to the bottom during a test dive last Tuesday morning Actual salvage work however was held up during thc night to await the arrival of two of the navys top submarine ex perts Cause Remains Mystery They were Commanders A R McCann and A I McKee who flew to Washington Friday and started back Saturday after con ferring on salvage plans which were not divulged Meantime the cause of the tragedy remained a mystery Firsl blamed was a failure of a 31 inch air induction valve which per mitter tons of icy water to flow in and flood the after compart ments but contradiction of that theory came from Captain R Greenlee manager of the Ports mouth navy yard after a crew member reported closing the valve and seeing a light flash to indi cate it was closed Anything said about the valve is mere conjecture7 Greerlee said The cause of the disaster will not be known until the vessel has been examined in drydock Residents Startled at Clarksburg bv driving the other car was given Of r 1 I as fanat the Park hospital Sat Oatety LelCDratlOn urday County Attorney C W Barlow filed charges against him of operating a motor vehicle while e intoxicated and his preliminary hearing will be held upon his dis missal from the hospital According to information gained by the sheriffs deputies who in vestigated the accident soon after it occurred the Gilmore car was being driven south at the time of the crash and the Muscatine car was being driven west Failed to Turn Sheriffs deputies said it ap peared that the Muscatine car failed to make the turn and met the Gilmore car on thc curve When the cars stopped the Gil more car was facing south and the Muscatine car was against it Mr Gilmore was driving a Ford 38 coach and Mr Miller was driv ing a 33 Plymouth coupe with a twowheel trailer filled with painters supplies attached to the rear The front of his car was de molished and the left side of the front of the Ford was demolished The injured persons were taken to the hospitals by ambulance shortly after the crash occurred and sheriffs deputies investigated the accident immediately and a fluid test was taken of Mr Miller Bride Pays Fine Starts Honeymoon Mrs Carl Johnson St Paul Sat urday afternoon resumed with her husband the honeymoon which was interrupted last Tuesday eve peace by an automobile accident Before leaving the Park hospital where both had been confined s Johnson CLARKSBURG W Vs Clarksburg celebrated completion of two years without a fatal auto accident but it was startling little Church bells rang whistles blew fire engines racing over the city let loose their telephone switchboards were swamped with inquiries Manager George Erase thc automobile club explained tbe celebration had been planned without public announcement as another way to make residents safety conscious farmer was found hanging in the garage behind his home nnd Cor oner W W Kitson said it was a case suicide prompted by health LOOK INSIDE FOR MRS L II HENRY Wife of Charles City Press Editor Dies PAGE 2 Norwegian Lutherans to Meet in Northwood STATE PAGE Davenport High Has Win in Local Scrap SPORTS PAGE NORTH IOWA IS AGAIN SOAKED Southeastern Part of State Receives Heavy Downpour North Iowa received another rain Friday night which added to the downpour of the previou night provided still greater en couragement to farmers who were worried considerably by the mois ture deficit At Mason City Friday night 22 of an inch rain was recorded The amount at West Union totaled 112 inches Southeastern saved in the nick of time from i dry weathei threat to young corn enjoyed a soaking downpour of rain Friday night totaling up to 35 inches at Keokuk The east central and southeast ern part of thc slate thc Iowa weather bureau at DCS Moines said got the same copious and muchneeded moisture Friday night that western and north central Iowa enjoyed earlier Other heavy rainfall reports in cluded Washington 332 Boone 205 Iowa City 107 Cedar Rap ids 169 and Burlington 163 The rainfall recalled to north western Iowa farmers the state ment District Judge Sherwood A Clock made at Lanyon last winter Iowa is the state where it always rains just three minutes before its too late Killed in 5 Story Fall at Fort Dodge FORT DODGE Miss Nan Flynn 37 was killed in a fall of five stories from the Carver build ing here Saturday afternoon She fell from a seventh story wom lowans Body Found in Cab of Coal Truck DAVENPORT UP Morris P ens restroom on to the roof of a Coon about 45 of Bellevue was story court The janitor found dead in the cab of a coal of uc building heard the thud truck parked in a shed in a coal n61 ody on the roof but she was companys yard here late Friday dead whei he reached her Dr afternoon Coroner W F Skelley JR Forbes Webster county cor MORGENTHAUIS CALLED TO GIVE TREASURY VIEW Says Balanced Budget Fundamental Objective of Sound Financing WASHINGTON Morgcnthau directed serious congressional attention Saturday toward striking from the tax laws any manifest inequities or other defects in the interest of pro moting lasting business recov ery Naming a balanced budget as the fundamental objective of sound financing the secretary of the treasury told the house ways and means committee that tax changes must not reduce iederal revenue Included among tax features outlined for reexamination at this session were the controversial undistributed profits tax the capital stock ax and the compu tation of profits and losses for tax purposes Says View Is Admission while the treasury head tes tified Representative Treadway ranking minority member issued a statement on behalf of the com mittees republican members in which he said Morgcnthaua agreement to some revision of new deal punitive tax policies constituted an admission on the part of the administration that the republican position on the tax question has been correct In his 2000 word prepared statement Morgenthau urged consideration of the present in ternational crisis and its un mistakable implication x x x that we should give serious considera tion to our future fiscal position and redouble our efforts to attain full recovery Show Democracy Power We must demonstrate that a democratic government has the power and the flexibility to sur vive u prolonged crisis and chaotic world conditions with the of its free institutions unim paired Morgenthau confined his sped lie requests to renewing the ad m in is trations recommendation that the socalled nuisance in ternal revenue taxes which expire next month be extended and that interest on all government secur ities hereafter issued be made sub ject to federal and state income tax Jaws He aba recalled that the treasury had recently presented alternative rate plans for oldage insurance contributions in the next three years Sueffcsis Three Features Emphasizing that we should take no step which the public may interpret as moving away from the objective of a balanced budget and saying comprehensive tax re vision was not feasible at this time Morgenthau classed for rc exammation three groups of lav features 1 Those characterized as likely to hinder business expansion and investment He cited for example the absence of provision in our income tax laws for carrying over net business losses to be deducted irom business profits of future oncr is investigating afternoon Coroner W F Skelley said death was due to natural causes and that the man had been dead lor at least a week OFFICERS ARE ELECTED SIOUX CITY of 1KTcivrTTC Hie national livestock exchange GRISWOLp WThe body of ended their annual convention Donald McKenzic 60 retired with election of officers including iniTTlSr tniinri hartttintt f I A TU T e Thomas J Kirby of Sioux City as president succeeding C L Far rington of Indianapolis Ind St Louis was named as the 1940 con vention city Girl on Scheduled Wedding Day Awaits Report on Sub PORTSMOUTH N H Pretty brownhaired Ruth De sautel was to have been married Saturday afternoon but instead she sat in her Dover home wait ing for word that the body of her intended bridegroom had been a een ftm his death trapthe But while she waited for the navys experts to raise the sunken Squalus with its 26 dead the girl asked that her position be made clear concerning Lloyd B Mancss man who slammed shut the door in the submarine and thus saved 32 others besides himself Mancss was to have beet thc best man Saturday and when he closed that heavy door leaving In the same group he said thc questions of taxcxempt securities and surtax rates in the higher brackets should be considered together so that the limited num ber persons with big incomes should not be discouraged from taking normal business risks 2Tax features referred to as tax irritants Morgenthau termed the undistributed profits tax an example because while and having little effect on business he levy has acquired prominence as a psycho logical irritant largely because of widespread criticism The preenl capital stock tax was cited as an other levy which operates er ratically 3 Problems of tax equity which the treasury has been studying and will continue to survey if con gress desires tor action at a fu ture session Steddom Oskaloosa Elected Councilor for U C T in Iowa COUNCIL BLUFFS r Steddom of Oskaloosa was elected counselor of the grand council of Iowa United Commercial Trav elers and Olive Schoen Daven port was named counselor of thc auxiliary at the close of thc an nual convention here Saturday iiucii nere oaturdav Shirley on the other side he knew The 1840 convention will go to there would be no wedding Fort Dodge E G Pullcn of Wat erloo was named junior counselor H W Power of Davenport secre tary and L O Grout of Kcokuk treasurer What he did perfectly right said Ruth I hold nothing against and expect him to come to see me when it is all over ;