The Huntsville Times from Huntsville, Alabama on June 4, 1939 · 2
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Sunday, June 4, 1939
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Page Two THE HINTS VILLE TIMES SUNDAY, JUNE, 4, 1939. Demand Increases That General Moseley Face Army Court Martial SOM! OFFICERS OPPOSE ACTION Fear Trial Will Make Martyr Out Of Retired Associate WASHINGTON, June 3 (AP) Demands are piling up at the War department that outspoken Major General George Van Horn Moseley face an Army court martial on charges growing out of his campaign against enemies from within. Authoritative sources disclosed this today at the same time that the White House acknowledged a letter from Representative Coffee (D-Wash), suggesting that the retired officer was guilty of subversive statements in his testimony before the House committee on un-American activities. . The number and namen of those, aside from Representative Coffee, who have suggested action, were not disclosed, and War department officials indicated they would not be made public. It appeared, too, that no action would be taken, at least for the time being. At the White House, it was said the matter was in the hands of the War department, but some Army officers argued privately that a decision was up to the President as commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy. The attitude of some of Mr. Roosevelts principal military advisers was said to be that filing 'harges would only make a martyr of General Moseley, publicize his campaign against international Jewry and Communism, and tend to Involve the Army with controversial political issues. In the meantime, officials are following developments closely. During the general's testimony this week before the House committee, a representative of the Army judge advocate generals department was present, and the War department was supplied with a transcript of the testimony. As a retired officer drawing pay of $6,000 a year, general Moseley is subject to discipline just as he was during a long active career that terminated last September, when he reached the retirement age of 64. The Articles of War permit many broad charges. They provide for trial of an officer for disrespect toward the President, Vice-President, Secretary of War or Congress, conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline, among other general charges. Rescuers Seek To Save Crew Of Thetis Admiralty Orders Showing Of Naval Picture Canceled BIRKENHEAD, England, June 3 iP) The motion picture Luck Of The Navy,' scheduled for showing in Birkenhead next week, was withdrawn today at admiralty orders, as hope was abandoned for 98 men aboard the submarine Efforts of rescuers to save the more than 80 men aboard the new British submarine Thetis, the nose of which is stuck into mud on the bottom of the Irish sea near Birkenhead, England, are shown in this j&r vlaw. The tail of the submersible is shown projecting ;above the choppy surface of the sea, and one ".Own may be seen standing1 on it Two boats hover close to the wreck. Four of the men aboard escaped shortly after the vessel was located, but the admiralty believes the remainder are dead. BRICK COMPANY GRANTED $9700 Three - Judge Federal Court Raises TV A Figure By $64,470 BIRMINGHAM, June 3 UP) The Stephenson Brick Co., whose plant and properties in North Alabama were flooded by the Tennessee Valley Authority development, was given an increase of $64,470 over the TV A award by a decision today in federal district court. A three-judge court fixed value of the property at $97,500, as compared with the TVA valuation of $33,030. An appraisal commission named by the court had fixed the value at $174,600, but the TVA would not agree to this figure, and the case was brought into court. District Judges T. A. Murphree, C. B. Kennamer and John McDuffie participated in the hearing. Several other cases involving condemnation of property and lands by the TVA were heard by the three judges at this sitting. All Hope Lost For 98 Locked In British Sub Thetis. Advertising posters were blacked out. Luck Of The Navy is a British naval spy drama filmed by Associated British pictures with the cooperation and assistance of British naval authorities. Although submarines do not figure in the plot, and the main action takes place aboard battleships, the adtiHralty'AJ6nrflder4d the shoiKlng of the picture inappropriate at the present. In London, news reels showing the rescue of some members of the crew of the sunken United States submarine Squalus brought groans and stifled sobs last night from audiences. Man-In Of Futile Rescue Effortt Asks Why Most Of Thetis Crew Lost, But Squalus -Men Saved LIVERPOOL, Eng., June 3 UP) Britain's man-in-the-street, stunned by the Thetis disaster, was sharply critical today, along with some newspapers, of the futile res- WIN A SERVEL ELECTROLUX T IN P & Gs 6 BIG WEEKLY CONTESTS OFFERING: 360 REFRIGERATORS 30500 WUS 101,000 MORE THAN IN CASH AND PRIZES m V1N a beautiful Servel Electrolux for W your home! 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The Sunday Express in London in front-page headlines asked Could these men have been saved? Public opinion demands a prompt and full explanation from the admiralty. Why could not we do what the United States did? The Sunday Pictorial headlined this demand: , Who was to blame? Marine Circles, . ,bowyer, generally withheld judgment until. 11 facts were known. They " pointed out that the layman has little j knowledge of the extent of tech-j nical problems involved in sub- j marine operation. Typical of the immediate reac-: tion by the man-in-the-street was the comment of one man: Look what the Yanks did when the Squalus sank. Why should they be any more efficient than we are? Their boat was deeper than ours.- Thirty-three of 59 trapped in the Squalus were saved, and only four of 102 were rescued from the The- j tis; the Squalus was in 240 feet of water, and the Thetis in 130. But soberly balanced against perplexity and questioning were j these assertions: 1. R. S. Johnston, managing di- j rector of Cammell Laird, Ltd., the i submarines builders, said that "whatever has been done in the rescue work, we were thinking only of the people in the ship, and not of the ship itself.- 2. A semi-official explanation said that the possibility of cutting a hole in the stern during the hours it was exposed yesterday was considered, but not found practicable. The statement said that there was only a tiny compartment in that section of the stern which was above water, and that if a hole had been cut in this a watertight manhole inserted, it would have taken some time. Then, it said, the trapped men, many of whom by that time must have been in a weakened condition, would have had to climb up a steep incline, and be dragged tl. rough the hole out of the compartment. The tide only allowed an hour or two for this work, and it was not possible in that time. Any pronounced movement of the ship would have doomed the men instantly." Continued From Page One Laird, Ltd., builders of the Thetis. It read: Regret that hope of saving victims in Thetis must now be abandoned. The Thetis, her nose buried in 65 leet of mud in wreck-littered Liverpool bay.. carried 102 alien below with her fit her dive. Four men escaped with Davis breathing lungs. Three others were said to have died in vain attempts. The catastrophe had all the elements of a major mystery. The Thetis had had several minor accidents in previous trials, but there was still no official explanation of why she suddenly plunged into the mud. Neither was there any explanation of why four men managed to get through the aft escape hatch within an hour Friday morning, and then no more escaped. Those four were Capt. H. P. K. Oram. Lieut. G. F. Woods, Chief Stoker W. C. Arnold and Frank Shaw, but none of them was allowed for the present to make any statement of what-happen- ed at the time of the accident, or what plight the others tvere in when they left the subfharine. Photographs of attempts to tow the Thetis out of the mud yesterday indicated that a broken cable may have cost the lives of the 98 men. When the Thetis was found early yesterday morning, about 18 feet of her stern was sticking out of the water. Officials then considered trying to cut the stern off but, apparently, decided first to try to pull the vessel loose. A cable attached to the salvage ship Vigilant was fastened to the Thetis rudder. Another cable was attached from the Vigilant to a tug. The two ships gradually increased pressure on the cable until the great grey fin of the Thetis rose higher out of the water. When the Thetis had reached an almost vertical position, much of her 265-foot length jutting up above the 130 feet of water, the cable snapped. The submarine dropped back into her original position, and slowly vanished below the surface. Tonight her great, crippled hulk lay at the bottom, her gear gently tapping in a running tide. There were several theories as to what caused the Thetis catastrophe. One held by shipping circles was that in making a speed dive, she might have encountered more than one current flowing at different speeds below the surface. R. S. Johnson, managing director of Cammell Laird, Ltd., said the submarine conceivably could have struck wreckage, but he acknowledged we do not know. A semi-official statement said there was no time to try to save the men by cutting a hole in the exposed tail of the vessel. The tide allowed only two hours for the work, and this was not enough, the statement said. The time element also prevented the men from boring a hole for an air line through the tail. One of the four who escaped, Shaw, an employee of Cammell-Laird, said the air in the submarine at 10:30 a. m. yesterday was foul and "getting dreadful. Around noon, the admiralty added seven additional namee to the overnight list of 90 men entombed, and later in the day still another, disclosing the tragedy to be even greater than supposed. The work of the salvaging crew continued tonight after hope for the men was abandoned. Carbon Dioxide Gas Said Easy Way To Die WASHINGTON, June Sub marine experts here surmised that the paralyzing effect of chlorine and carbon dioxide gas might be the principal explanation of why the 98 men aboard the sunken British submarine Thetis sailed tc ' escape. Otherwise, they considered incredible the failure of others tc follow the four men who reached the surface by means of artificial breathing apparatus. Chlorine, released when salt water comes into contact with the sulphuric acid of a submarine's batteries, has marked psychological as well as deadly physical effects, it was explained. Carbon dioxide, formed as oxygen of the limited air was exhausted by breathing, dulls the senses, saps energies and numbs the ability to make decisions. "It creeps up gradually, so that one does not realize its effects, one undersea specialist said. "It's an easy way to die. GASOLINE HIGH TEST LOW COST Our Slogan: More miles for your dollar. Our Motto: One price to all. Our Record: Since 1934 NO CHANGE IN PRICE. No change In men. Have added Leaded Gas so you get your choice at the safhe price. Quick service always. HOME OIL COMPANY BLOCK BELOW BIG SPRING IPensacola On THE COOL GULF COAST For many years Pensacola has been the summer vacation headquarters for the Southland. This year Pensacola sgain invites you for a glorious vacation in the coolest spot in the South'. 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