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The Bismarck Tribune from Bismarck, North Dakota • 10

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PAGE TEN NAVY SINKS AGAIN TOTEST i RESCUE DEVICE Lt. Momsen to Test Future Hope for Imprisoned Men Washington, Oct. a second time within a year the submarine S-4 is fated to sprawl helplessly upon the floor this Mme as an agent of Life and Science. It is as though the Navy department wanted to give the S-4 a chance to compensate for the grim role it played last December when, rammed and crippled, it trapped 40 men off the Cape Cod coast. True, it will be but a reconditioned hulk of the craft that went down off Provincetown.

But a hulk in the Interest of Life is some improvement over a trim ship that coquets with Death. Hazard still is to have a hand in the game. A man is pitting his inventive ingenuity against the handicaps of the under-water dements. That man is Lieut. C.

B. Momsen, of the U. S. Navy. Some day soon he will step out of the S-4, after it has been sunk in 125 feet of water In lower Chesapeake Bay, near Hampton Roads, his device fails will rise slowly to the surface.

Looks Like Gas Mask In the probable event of a successful escape, one or two other Navy men will follow him, demonstrating the dependability of a rescue device which is expected to save innumerable lives in the future. The device which will enable Lieut. Momsen and his collaborators to escape from the S-4, as many of the submarine's original crew might have escaped had they been equipped with it, is called In appearance it is more or less like a gas mask. The furnishes a supply of oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide from the breath. The principle of its operation has not been disclosed, but its primary and essential value lies in the fact that it regulates the pressure of the oxygen in accordance with the great pressure of the water far under the sea.

So long a 3 the human body is saturated with air equal to the pressure of the water, it can withstand the pressure outside. The is an equalization apparatus, maintaining the same pressure within that exists without. Functions at Any Depth Its use is limited only by the depth to which a man can go downa little more than 300 feet. Submarines ordinarily run 30 or 40 feet below the surface while using periscopes and 80 to 100 feet otherwise. One once went down 287 feet, accidentally, and had a hard time.

New submarines are tested slightly above 200 feet. The S-51 found her grave 141 feet below the surface and the S-4 was raised from 102 feet. In August, Lieut. Momsen, followed In the Knight engine, two sliding sleeves in each cylinder combine with the spherical cylinder head to form a per- iH fectly sealed combustion cluun- finl high uniform compression at all times, at all speeds and with any 1 always aft its best I STANDARD COACH lAtlftflCQ-ttfut patented WiHys-Knlght doable ileevMilfe engine Is fresh at the end of a hard nm Sh I Jy at the after thousands of miles yog will Mt find this superior motor smoother and quieter than nn Tini imi ii on the day yoQ took delivery. Mk Itn rimpHrityofdsdjpi liimimn irniunsl jf remarkable freedom from carbon troubles and repairs.

Him are no ralree to grind, no wife springs to weaken or At tho lowest price In history, the Standard Six Is bringing the netletry ease of control to thonaanda of near and cnthnsiastieowisen. WILLYS-OVERLAND, TOLEDO; OHIO WILIV IC 1 HbAiliotor Sales Co. messfo The Pioneer AatoaoMle Hearn As if to give the submarine S-4 (upper right) a chance to compensate for her dark past, the Navy will sink her in Chesapeake Bay with Lieut. Momsen (lower right) and one or two others on board in a test of new rescue device, which Momsen is shown wearing. Momsen and his companions will try to get out of the submarine and return to the surface, going up hand over hand along a rope.

by Chief Torpedoman Joseph Eibend and E. Kallonoski, emerged from a diving bell 110 feet below the surface and came up safely, proving the efficacy of the They had first released a buoy from below. using the connecting rope to guide and retard their progress. At regulated markings along the rope they stopped to themselves; this procedure is necessary in using the In September similar tests were made in 155 feet of water, proving equally successful. Will It Work 7 Thus the most important phase of the experiments was proved; the could safely bring men up out of the water.

The S-4 tests will prove whether men can safely get into the water from a Theoretically, this is not difficult. Tests in a pressure tank with an equivalent pressure depth of 225 feet have indicated that. The Navy, however, must prove it. In submarine rescues at considerable depth, pressure must be equalized by admitting water to some space in the submarine. There must be an opening into the water from such an air compartment.

The Her Chance to Compensate water, entering, compresses the air within. Although the principle is simple, it never has been tried out in a submarine. Momsen and his fellow experimenters must see what happens when a submarine compartment is flooded. just the guinea said Momsen, who, as usual, will be first to make the final tests. Disclaiming any talents or training as a diver or pressure expert, Momsen passes credit for invention and development of the along to Chief Gunner C.

L. Tibbals, one of the leading authorities on deep water conditions, and F. M. Hobson, civilian engineer in the Bureau of Construction and Repair, which Momsen officially represents in the tests. For Entire Crew The lightness and simplicity of the is its most important characteristic.

helmets have been used as safety devices by some foreign nations, but never successfully much below 60 said Momsen. greater depths, complete diving suits have been a submarine cannot carry complete suits for all of its crew. It can carry plenty of Reconditioning of the S-4 for Lieut. test has been completed at the Portsmouth, N. navy yard.

The ship will be towed to New York to pick up equipment for the test, and then to Hampton Roads. There, on a date yet to be announced, S-4 will be sunk in 125 feet of water With Lieut. Momsen and perhaps two other men aboard be able to get out and back to the-surface in safety. What precautions will be taken to assure rescue of the men in the event anything goes wrong yet been divulged. YES.

BUT WHY? Atlanta, Oct. 20. The senior member of the Atlanta Journal composing room force has a new boast for the world to worry about. When he wants to see, other than reading, he takes off his glasses, and when he wants to eat he takes out his false teeth. Nainsook is Hindustani.

THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE FLAX AVERAGE IS 12 BUSHELS Bank of North Dakota Field Agent Reports on Stark County Grain The flax yield in Stark county will average 12 bushels per acre, according to a report to the Bank of North Dakota by H. Leutz, its field agent in that district. Several fields, Leutz said, produced as high as 24 bushels per acre. Pastures and stock are in good condition in the west Missouri Slope country, Leutz said, and the grass is well cured. Considerable loss has been caused, however, by prairie fires, which have burned pastures and some other property.

Some corn got ripe, although most of it was nipped by the frost. Leutz believes there may be enough for seed. Reporting for the northwestern Betterforl Those Who Demand those who are not satisfied with something "lust good for tnoee who want the finest radio that great skill and experience can make, we unhesitatingly recommend the Grebe Synchronise A-C Six. A-C No Batteries Xa i jfCSix i jIUPIOII Malm Service Station PHONE 243 112 Second St. Bismarck, N.

D. 1 'df A II 9 1 Bl IH 1 Imm 9 ZSE I 1L AttAnwricanJ llf II I lISBBfI SI A WATCH part of the state, A. L. Miller said many farmers are discouraged because of low market prices for wheat and barley. Pastures are fair, although drying up, and stock will into the winter in good condition.

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Corwin-Churchill Motors, he. Bismarck, D. NEW bushels, flax about 7 bushels, and little ripe porn. The corn. Miller said, was damaged by frost.

Throughout the state generally livestock is reported to be in good condition, and threshing operations are almost complete. lii some sections only a little flax remains to be threshed. Some of the reports received at the bank indicate that collections are not as good as in somtf previous SATURDAY. OCTOBER 20.1925 Sara and that farmers are either uling and storing their grain ot storing it on the farms. RECORD BUILDING New York, Oct.

nine-story apartment building, 100 by 100 feet, was completed here several weekt ago in less than three and months from the time ixnfannj was started. This- is believed to a record in construction work..

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