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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS" Nazi Mission Tries Credit Proposition WASHINGTON -- A German mission has been gumshoeing about town lately apparently trying to find out if it will be accorded the same extra-courtesy given the French airplane mission. The Germans do not want planes, however. They are supposed to be interested in cotton and some kind of a c r e d i t p r o p o s i t i o n from the export - import bank or Jesse Jones, c h a i r man of HFC. The matter is almost c r e t as as the \ French air deal was before the French airmin- M.II ister fel1 in the Blallon p]ane but parently the Germans have been advised that if they want credit they had better work through their central banking system, and forget about blocked marks. Batt Is Mentioned The man who has been rumored far and wide as about to become Commerce Secretary Harry Hopkins main liaison with American business--isn't. It develops that the amiable and capable gentleman, Air W L Batt, could hardly be head of the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, for instance, as his own business'is'more foreign than domestic, Mr. Batt is president of S. K. F industries, the initials standing for Svenska Kullager Fabrikeh. It is a subsidiary of the Swedish Ball- bearing company -which also has subsidies in England, France and Germany. It imports half or more of its steel from Sweden and manufactures products sold in this country. {Its German plant manufactured 90"per cent of the ballbearings used in that country last year). _ Mr. 'Batt is a native of Indiana, influential in ;the b_usines world (he is supposed to have written much of the National 'Association of Manufacturers platform con- ciliatory.to the new deal) has been of assistance to Mr. Hopkins while working on missions in the commerce department here lately. He has been offered what is vaguely called "a big position" in commerce, but has declined to accept. Some outstanding American businessmen have gone to government officials directly or indirectly and advised Hopkins that the elevation of an importer of Swedish steel might not have the . desired happy effect on American businessmen. Labor Relations Change A wholly new and different era of labor-management relations may be forecast by the supreme court labor decisions. Chief Justice Hughes took the bungled labor relations act, and with clarity, drew a sharply de- lined and coherent picture of what can and what cannot be done by both sides. The law gives labor the right to organize as it chooses without interference, but not to commit unlawful acts. It cannot attack or seize an employer's property or person. If labor violates laws, as in sit-down strikes, it may be held , responsible. Sitdowners can be discharged. I^aw officers must protect management property. Violence is subject to criminal prosecution and perhaps to recovery for damages. Labor must rest its rights in law. and not in the strong arm' or the brickbat. MASON.CITy, IOWA, THURSDAY. MARCH 2. H O M E E D I T I O N CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE -- - . - , ^^ " -- -- -_ ·__ '" SECTION ONE J^Q J24 CARDINALS NAME PACELLI POPE 21 MISSING AS FLAMES SWEEP HALIFAX HOTEL Many Feared Dead; 20 Other Persons Are in Hospitals HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, (Cana dian Press)--Twenty-one persons were missing, many of them feared dead, after an' early morn ing fire swept through the half century old Queen hotel Thursdaj and then spread to adjacent build ings. Twenty others were in hospi iak. Many of the victims were hur when they jumped from hote windows before . firemen coul reach them as the flames roarei swiftly through the old wood am stucco structure. Estimates of the missing ran a high as 27 persons, but police saic the, hote! register had been los in the fire and that it might b_ days before a complete list coulc be compiled. Star Amons Victims- It was believed, however, tha there were 87 guests and abou 30 employes in the hotel when th fire started. Among the victims admitted to Victoria General hospital \va; Miss Jean Sherwood of New York ice carnival star. The extent oi her injuries was not determiner immediately. Others missing or injured al were listed as Canadians. Four hours after the fire was discovered, the flames still were shooting from the ruined hote and from adjacent buildings bu it was believed they were under control. Many Hurt in Jumping Three business buildings in m«= same block were damaged by the tire, fanned by a 25 mile wind. Firemen said men and women m night clothes were clinging to window ledges and screaming^for help when they reached ttie scene Many.jumped from upper stories and were gravely injured; ;-.,,..'. . . Authorities^srjd there had beet 'about 117 persons in the hotel ahc expressed fears that'many had the swiftly at smoke- been trapped by spreading flames. Several were seen moe filled windows trying to escape £j y . to faU back into the blazing s B . structure. FATEOFW STILL UNKNOWN Rescue Vessel Near Boat in Distress With 150 Men on Board CHATHAM, Mass., (/P)-- With a rescue vessel apparently nearby shore stations Thursday awaited word of the fate of the Canadian sealer Ranger, with 150 men aboard, which reported she was leaking badly" near St. Johns, Newfoundland, during the night and in need of immediate assistance. Last definite word of the vessels plight came from the British steamer Newfoundland w h i c h messaged the Radio Marine corporation here that she had sighted' the stricken Hanger at about 5, a. m., C. S. T. The New- NLRB Is Stunned The NLRB was so stunned that 24 hours afterward its spokesmen were just murmuring that perhaps they would have to revise their administrative procedure. Less partisan legal authorities suspect NLRB will have to revise its whole process of thought Instead"of condoning and thus encouraging sit- downs, it must start with the opposite premise. General silence, or restrained F ' comment greeted the court deci- f sion because of AFL-CIO peace T- negotiations and because legisla- D, tors could not decide off-hand y what further revisions of the labor J; act might be necessary, if any. j There are some observers here ?, who suspect the administration · promoted the CIO-AFL peace movement at this lime, in order to stop the move to amend the labor act The fact that the senate : committee called off March 10 r hearings on the Walsh amend| ments, just a short time -before the supreme court decision, is cited as substantiating that contention. Kin t Features, Inc.) , . ., . . . ew- foundland sent no further details Earlier, the Newfoundland and the Canadian steamer, Imogene reported to the Hanger they would reach her by 7 a. m., but nothing further was heard from the Imogene here. "Leaking badly, impossible to keep afloat, pumps choked, assistance needed immediately," the Hanger said in her first message. Later, in response to a cal) from the Newfoundland t h e in said: "We a Ranger captai are just s about holding our own by use of buckets. Engines filled up and not running. We are drifting off Cape Lawrence. Terrible roll but now getting better." High Price Offered Gable for Oranges on His New Ranch HOLLYWOOD, fU.R) -- C l a r k Gable was offered a high price for his oranges Thursday if he'll let them be marketed decorated with his photograph. He recently bought a ranch near Encino on which there were 900 orange trees. A packing house offered to buy his crop at far above the market price if Gable would permit his picture to be stamped on the boxes and on the individual oranges, which would then be sold as "Gable oranges." Gable was undecided. LOOK INSIDE FOR- HOPE DARE To Wed Davis Before Sentence Is Imposed PAGE 2 Holy Family Winner in Dubuque Contest PAGE 19 103 Employed on WPA jects in Butler PAGE 3 Proj HOPKINS MAY BE SPOKESMAN Is Suggested to-Be Representative of Business at Labor Talk · · · · - . . . . . , . (g.i . 'WASHINGTON, ; - ; (iP)_-A ' 'i*C gestion that Secretary Ho t 3:Uiiarit as a spokesrhan : for busine'ss during congressional consideration 'of the Wagner labor act amendments came Thursday from members o£ the senate labor committee. These senators said Hopkins has been discussing possible revision of the act in conferences with businessmen and that he would be well qualified to present the business viewpoint. It was reported reliably that Hopkins already is studying proposed amendments at the request *£ a , irraan Tn tmas (D.-Utah) the labor committee. The la- Mr department and the labor relations board also have the suggestions under scrutiny. There has been no announce- nent of the administration's attitude on changing the act. In the 1 ', } ndlca tions have been that the labor board and the CIO were ""Tosed to major changes. The -L, has been urging adoption of amendments. Hopkins touched on labor problems in his recent address at Des Moines, but dealt mostly with the problemjjf effecting labor peace. 3oy Playfully Tosses Grenade; 4 Killed SHANGHAI, «)_A Japanese )oy, picking through the ruins on he battlefield at Kiagwan, north M Shanghai, picked up a hand grenade Thursday. Playfully he hrew it. Three Japanese men and a woman were killed and two tner persons injured. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Considerable cloudiness with rising temperature Thursday night; Friday becoming unsettled, possibly rain or snow in northwest and north- central portions, coider in north- central and extreme west portions and wanner in extreme southeast. MINNESOTA: Cloudy, snow in north portion late Thursday -ght or Friday and rain turn- e to snow in south portion J-naay; rising temperature in southeast and east-central portions, colder in northwest portion late Thursday night, much colder Friday with severe cold wave in northwest IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette Weather statisics: Maximum Wednesday 25 Minimum Wednesday Night 9 At 8 A. M. Thursday 16 LAST YEAR: Minimum 51 Minimum 35 Precipitation. Trace JOHN E. SHEEHY KILLED AS MO GOESOFFCURVE Mason Cityan on Way J North From Texas Sales Engagement John E. Sheehy, 46, lightning rod salesman, resident of Mason City for 20 years, was killed near Osceola,' Mo.,' Wednesday night when a motor; car which he was driving plunged off a. sharp curve and over a 10-foot embankment Another occupant of the automobile,. Miss Melvina .Johnson, Columbus, 'Ohio, . a hitchhiker was also killed and two others B. R. Sanders, San Antonio, Texas, and Miss Betty Bortner, West 'Alexandria, Ohio, were injured, according to an Associated Press dispatch. · On \Vay Back- Mr. Sheehy was 'on his way back from Texas, where he had been on a ,six weeks engagement selling lightning rods. Sanders told officers, who arrived at the wrecked car, that he and Sheehy were enroute to Illinois oil fields and had picked up the two women who'were hitchhiking. ' Mr. Sheehy was identified by documents in his pockets. ' Employed as Salesman Mr. Sheehy was employed as a salesman by the Bobbins Lightning" Rod Protection company of Maryville, Mo. He left Mason City on Jan. 5 to cover a certain Texas territory for the company The body will be brought to Mason Gity/arriving Friday morning. It will be taken to the Meyer funeral home. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Holy ^ Family Cathohc, church. Father'Maurice Sheehy; head of f^Vl^Tr^ 61 * , of: region at Cathohc University of .America, Washington, D. -C,, brother-of the dead man,: wiU arrive here''Satur- aay morning, according to a telegram received by Mrs. Sheehy at her home 117 Monroe avenue nqrthwest,, and -will have charge of the services. '·" . Bora in Illinois Mr. Sheehy was born in Irwin I1L, April 23, 1892, the son of Mr' and Mrs. M. .J. Sheehy. Early in life he moved to New Hampton where he was married Nov. 15 1913, to.Rose Mary Krieger. The family moved to Mason City 20 years ago. Mr. Sheehy is survived by his wife four sons, Ted, Jack, James and Tom; five daughters, Patricia Mary, Rita, Ruth and Joan; his father, M. J. Sheehy and stepmother, Mrs. M. J. Sheehy, Washington, D. C.; four brothers, Gregory Sheehy, New Hampton; Frank Sheehy, Clear Lake; F a t h e r Sheehy, Washington, and William Joseph Sheehy, Washington and, one sister, Sister Mary Morris? Washington. Mr. Sheehy was preceded in death by his mother and a sister. POPE PIUS XII MIAMI VOTES TO OUST MAYOR Recall Election Gives ; .Decisive/Majorities MIAMI, m--Vpting- citi- COST 32,500 EACH DBS MOINES, (*)--Twenty- five hundred dollars apiece has *,f ei !,,*!!?, avera S e cost-of passing the 47 bills approved so far by the state legislature, a survey showed. ..~, .^ati., - ^n j V U L l I J g - Cill- zens tallied "-Thursday a nearly 4 to 1 ouster-off Mayor Robert R. Williams- and; two city ; commissioners."" · · - - ····'·'·-· - · · Unofficial returns on Wednesday sxecall election gave decisive Majorities against the mayor Commissioners John W. Dubose and Ralph B. Ferguson. The city commission was called to canvass the result Thursday. . The recall vote came after a year-long fight and was preceded by vigorous campaigning which this resort city's thousands o£ winter visitors watched with delighted detachment. The officials formed a control bloc in municipal affairs. In recent months, political storms buffeted them, culminated in charges of incompetence. Complete, unofficial count of all 10 precincts showed: Williams: For recall, 13 531 against 2,992. ' ' Dubose: For 13,790, against 2,(18. Ferguson: For 12,923, against 3 579. E. G. Sewell, former mayor once the object of a recall drive which never came to a vote automatically succeeds Williams for the remaining two months of his term. Sewell was the lone candidate. SLAYER OF 2 ON FARM CAUGHT Is Captured Because Flight Path Crossed ; That of Stolen Car VANDALIA, 111., (U.PJ-- Clifford Redmond, . confessed slayer of an Indiana .farm couple^ Wednesday, was enroute back' 'toTh'e scene" of the killing Thursiia/ because hjs path of flight crossed that of a stolen car from Indiana. Indiana authorities obtained custody of Hedmond.here less than 24 hours after 12 year old Gloria Brand stumbled across fields to report to neighbors a midnight intruder had killed her parents in their farm home near Edinburg ' husky farm hand Ind. Redmond, who had worked fur years for the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brand, was captured late Wednesday at Ramsey, 111., approximately 200 miles from Edinburg He signed a confession that he killed them after getting drunk to celebrate his twenty-seventh birthday. Sheriff C. F. Cheshire credited the immediate capture to the fact that his flight crossed the path of Harold Callahan, 14, Aurora, Ind., wanted at Indianapolis and Aurora for automobile thefts. "It was a lucky chance," Cheshire said. "He was on his way to see a brother about money to complete his getaway." Cardinal Assumes Name of Pius XII on 63rd Birthday Elected on Third Ballot of First Day's Voting at Vatican City (BIOGRAPHY ON PAGE 2) was assumed in Elected on 3rd Ballot tory of the church. Not since 1621, when Benedict XV was chosen, has a conclave acted so promptly Visited in United States The new pontiff has a thorough knowledge of the church in the United States, where he was visitor in October and November, 1936 The date of his coronation will be announced later. The election of Pope Pius XII shattered another tradition in that rarely has a secretary of state to the preceding pope been elevated, to the papa: seat. v Takes Predecessor's Name Before the conclave Cardinal PaceJli was reported to be the favorite of the 27 foreign cardinals because .he. was believed to be best qualified to continue the policies of,Pius XI/ who died Feb. 10 As if to indicate his intentions of following in,the footsteps of his . predecessor, ' the new pope sefected^the'same name;:- ~ Piios ^11 imparted his J benediction from the 'ft oenecucuon from the ftalconyvjf St. Peter's to a wildly cheeriV.'/ throng shortly after the announcement of his election. Proclamation Made Camillo Cardinal Caccia Domin- :oni, dean of the order of Cardinal Deacons, appearing on the balcony at 6:07 p. m. (11:07 a. m., C.S.T.), made the announcement into a microphone which carried his voice to loudspeakers in the great square before the Basilica and to ·he world by radio. He proclaimed: "I give you tidings of great joy; we have a pope--the most eminent and reverend Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, who has taken upon himself the name of Pius XII.' 1 Appears at Balcony After another wait by the crowd vhich pushed ever nearer to the steps under the balcony, noble guards, palatine guards and papal gendarmes took their places at the sides of the balcony. Suddenly the new pope, surrounded by cardinals, came into view. Papal guards burst into a treme- nous ovation as his holiness came - . -iJ- .1 A - . , \ n J^--f^ narrow escape from possible serious injury or death was experienced by five trainmen when Frank Salzer, engineer on a North Western switch engine, suffered a paralytic stroke while at the throttle Wednesday. · The locomotive and a carload of hogs rolled wildly through three Wild Ride as Engineer Suffers Stroke gs in the rciMpntTni v,r^,r ,.i,;#f A jr - : t 4t__ ^ _ .^ _ .. . street crossings in the residential area and finally 'headed into an open switch before it was stopped by another trainman, just a car length from an oil company.tank car. Salzer,: Cedar Rapids resident was stricken while taking the load of stock: to a pcking plant. His body shifted against the throttle and the locomotive gained a speed trainmen estimated at 30 to 40 miles an hour as it headed into the open switch. Fireman George Wilson of Boone, sensing 'hat something was wrong with Salzer, finally halted the engine. Switchman Ralph Wade, Brakeman Robert Jeffrey and another trainman had tried to signal Salzer to stop. He was still leaning out of the cab window after being stricken and the other trainmen dad not know he was unconscious. At a hospital here, attendants said the engineer was partly paralyzed on one side, forward to the balustrade and silently gazed down. "Viva II Papa!" the .spectators roared. Handkerchiefs and hats were waved from thousands of hands. Sicnals for Benediction The pontiff let the ovation continue for some minutes; then he lifted his right hand and signalled for Uie benediction. A silence fell on the crowd and some linelt. A monsignor opened a large ritual book and held it for the pontiff to see. Then Pius XII began to speak m Latin: "Blessed be the name of the Lord," he said. "From now and henceforth for evermore," tens of thousands of voices responded. "Our help is in the name of the ° r -2' the pope continued. Who made heaven and earth," roiled back the response. ^ Blessing Is Imparted . The pontiff raised his 'right hand and ^three 'times made the Regarded as Foe--~-_ of Totalitariaht BERLIN, (#) -- Nazi circles Thursday expressed the opinion that election of Cardinal Pacelli as pope would not improve chances of better nndersiandinir between naziism and Catholicism. Pacelli is generally regarded by jiazi Germany as an enemy of totalitarian governments. sign of the cross, turning to the four corners of the earth. "May the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy fhost, descend upon you and remain there always," he concluded. "Amen," roared the faithful. Pius XII appeared on the balcony at 6:22 p. m. (11:22 a. m. C. S. T.) 13 minutes after the announcement of his election. After giving his bfessing, he remained for several minutes, smiling down on the crowd. The new pontiff visited the United States in October and November in 1936. He was received by President Roosevelt, two days after the later's election, at Hyde Park. On a quick trip across the country by air, he visited Chicago, St. Paul, San Francisco, St. Louis and Cincinnati in less than six days. From Noble Family He is a member o£ an Italian loble family whose relations with he Vatican always had been in- imate. During the period since the death o£ Pius XI he served as Cardinal Camerlengo, or administra- ive head of the church. First announcement that a new A scene similar to that above was enacted Thursday «-TI r^rdinai p ace lH appeared :is the new pope of the church. Above shows a previous occasion when the crowd shouted, "Viva H Papa," as the new pope appeared on » balcony at St. Peter's (left) and blessed them. A puff of -white smoke, rising from the Sistinc

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