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VOL. LV. So. 45. Bishop Nelligan Enthrones Mgr. Vachon After Archbishop Forbes Completes Consecration Of His Successor Archbishop Forbes, for the past yi years head of the Roman Catholic dio cese of Ottawa, collapsed .this morning at the foot of the main altar in his Basilica at the very moment he had " completed the cousecration of and was just about to - enthrone the man named by the Pope to succeed him. It was one of the 'most dramatic moments in Ot tawa church history. Ceremony Continues. Despite the sudden seizure pf the 74-year-old Archbishop, the great ceremony of conse cration did not talter tor a moment Mitred, anointed, and with the staff of the Shepherd in his hand, Alexander Vachon, famed scientist and former rector of Laval University, took his place on his episcopal throne to become Coadjutor Archbishop of the Ottawa diocese at the age of The Church carried on, despite illness and nearness of tragedy. Learcs HosplUl Bed. Archbishop Forbes had left a hospital bed to perform the age-old rites of consecration for his successor. His Illness . has been of long duration, and in recent weeks he had been under constant medical ' care. During the early part of this morning's ceremony . those about him watched his every move carefully, tried '. to save him wherever possible. It was noticeable that his voice was weak, that he faltered at times. Yet few in the vast congregation were immediately aware of the serious turn his condition had taken. He had, just placed the mitre on the head of the new Archbishop, and was completely surrounded by the assisting bishops and the various priests taking part in the mass and consecration. Concluded a Pace 5, Cot. 3. Many on Bridge Killed byBomb SHANGHAI. Feb. 2. (yT) About one hundred persons, including 10 Occidentals, were reported today to have been killed or injured when Japanese 'planes bombed a bridge on the French-operated Hanoi-Kunming railway about 50 miles inside Chinese territory. Reports reaching foreign quarters here dia not give the nationality of the foreigners but many Frenchmen are employed on the railway, a supply line for the Chinese. It links the . capital of Yunnan province with the French Indo-Chinagport of Hanoi. Despatches said that 27 'planes participated in the raid, which resulted in destruction of a northbound train. Most of those killed ' were believed to have been passengers on the train. A party of British seamen -from the crews of the gunboats Gannet and Falcon were reported to have been aboard a southbound train which was near the scene of the bombing. . AID FOR FINLAND. . WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 2. Finance Minister Walter ' Nash today announced a contribution of $22,250 to the Finnish Red Cross. APPEAL TO ROOSEVELT. DUBLIN, Feb. 2. Appeals for American intercession on behalf of two Irishmen sentenced to death in England for the fatal bombing at Coventry last August were forwarded today to President Roosevelt and prominent Irishmen in the United Slates. 11 UlniU Finns Will Need Plenty of Help HELSINGFORSk Feb. 1-, VPy Sir Walter Citrine, head of a British Labor delegation touring Finland, declared to-, day that the Finns "will need plenty of help" to hold off the Russian invasion. "I haven't a very " high opinion of the Red Army", said Sir Walter, "but it must be remembered that their manpower Is inexhaustible, whereas Finland is small". He added that "very extensive help is under way in England for -Finland, and I am sure it will arrive in time". I Woman Dies Suddenly At Consecration Miss Alma Labreche, 55, of 74 Daly avenue, died in the Basilica at 11.30 a.m. today, during consecration ' of ' Mgr. Alexander Vachon. ' The - woman' collapsed in her pew near the side entrance a few moments after 'Archbishop Forbes, the consecrator, suffered a. weak turn on the altar. Stimulants were being given the archbishop at. the time. . Pronounced Dead. . ' Miss Labreche was sitting with her sister Miss Flore Labreche, with whom she lived, when she slumped over in her pew. Carried Into the basement chapel by uniformed members of the Garde Champlain, who acted as ushers, she was pronounced dead by Dr. I. R. Lebourdis, of Buckingham. Last rites of the church were' administered by priests, who were near the back of the church. A daughter of' the late Mr. and Mrs. Camille Labreche, of Joliette, Que, Miss Labreche had been a resident of Ottawa for 30 years and had been employed in the Post Office Department since 1913. She had not been in the best of health recently. A devout Roman Catholic, she attended Sacred Heart Church. Surviving; Relatives. Survivors include two brothers, Edward Labreche, of Ottawa, and Joseph Labreche, of Montreal. Four sisters, including Miss Flore Labreche, also survive. The body was removed to the parlors of Racine, Limited, 127 George street, and Coroner Dr. W. T. Shirreff was summoned. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Gets Promotion To Wing Commander ' Squadron Leader F. V. Beamish, of the Royal Air Force, who arrived in Canada recently to assist in the British Commonwealth "Air Training Scheme, has been promoted to Wing Commander. While on exchange in Canada in 1929 he took part in the Air Pageant at Cleveland as a pilot in one of the R.CAJ. Siskins. . Violent Blasts Heard Near Swiss Border BERNE, Feb. 2. Violent explosions apparently in the German Province of Baden a few miles from the - Swiss frontier, were heard today and were believed to have occurred in munitions dumps. A fire followed the blasts. Rocket lights sent up later were believed to have been used to summon firemen. SEVEN FACE CHARGES. BOMBAY, India, Feb. 2. Seven Europeans, including three women, two of them German, were arrested by Bombay police today on charges of unlawful communication . with Germany. This followed seizure of a packet of letters aboard the Italian liner Victoria by police and customs officials. THIEVES LOOT CIRO'S. LONDON. Feb. 2. Thieves ransacked Ciro's, famed West-end jewellery store, during the night and escaped with gems valued at "thousands of pounds." ZateWms and Sport ON PAGE 17 nrp ?n rprnrpn3 nn n nrr1 nnei? zr? rmnnnnnnnnn - - . ' ' t i - ' t. ' ' W ' ' ' 1 : ' - -m Civil Servants Do War Work Without Extras 70 Percent, of Special . Boards Made Up - Of Service Employes. Almost 70 percent, of the wartime work of the Government being carried on through the special boards and committees, which have been set up from time to time, is being done by members of the permanent public service without any extra remuneration. They are also carrying on their regular work as well as assuming the war burden. ,This extra work has involved much burning of midnight oil in Government offices during the past four months. (7 In Service. . A check of the personnel of the boards and committees as listed in a revised report shows that of 100 named, 67 are members of the public service. The largest proportion of those drawn from outside the service are serving volun tarily, with, in some cases, pe diem living allowances to cover cost of living in Ottawa. .All seven members of the Foreign Exchange Control Board are of the public service: W. C. Clark. Deputy Minister of Finance; H. D. Scully, Commissioner of Customs; L. D. Wilgress. director of the commercial intelligence branch. Department of Trade and Commerce; N. A. Robertson. Department of External Affairs, and Henri Fortier, Post Office Department Graham F. Towers, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and J. E. Coyne, secretary, are also public servants. The Agricultural Supplies Committee: A. M. Shaw, chairman; A. T. Charron, R. S. Hamer. Dr. E. S. Archibald, J. M. Swaine. are civil servants. S. R. M. Hodgins is a paid secretary from outside the service. The four members of the War Supply Board, W. R. Campbell, chairman; C. E. Gravel, W. C. Concluded on Page 12, CoL 2. May Buy Time On Commercial Radio Stations Apart from the 12 3-4 hours free national network time which the Canadian Broadcasting .Corporation has allotted .to the Liberal, Conservative, C.CJ. and Social Credit parties, . there will be no additional national network time allowed, even though the parties might have wished to pay for it This is what was agreed to 'at the conference in Ottawa. Paid time only will be available on the privately-owned stations over local or provincial networks. No paid time may be purchased, for example, on station CBO, Ottawa. This applies to all but one of the 10 stations of the CBC, the exception being the station at Chicoutiml, Que., which is the only local outlet It is expected that by arrangements between the political leaders and the CBC and Canadian Association of Broadcasters that talks over the national network will be carried by more than 50 stations. The CBC has 32 affiliated stations and in addition there are 28 other privately-owned stations, some of which will be available if technical facilities permit. . No political broadcasts will be "allowed on Sundays except in Quebec Province,, this exception being made because of .local conditions. There will be no broadcasts on Good Friday and the laat political broadcast must be made by midnight Saturday, March 23. It Is expected that use of the national network will involve use of 6,000 miles of wire. The broadcasts will commence February 12. (See Also Page Two.) Norwegian Ship Sunk Crew of 15 Lost HAUGESUND, Norway, Feb. 2. The sinking of the 1.560-ton Norwegian steamship Varildi with the loss of her crew of 15 was announced here today. Cause of the sinking, which occurred in the North Sea, was not known. OTTAWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1940. Coadjutor Archbishop of Ottawa I 1 i ; -' "v." v. i - 1 X if ,:,' . 'Jfj I I -' ' .-: ": ' f t' I ' " ' -1 ,yn I -it i.i'T" i m , hi , r in,- - - i ,, MOST REV. ALEXANDER VACHON, whose consecration took place at the Basilica this morning. i -. Aerial Attack on British Ship Described by Third Officer Bomber Flew Mast High and Killed Three of Crew With Machine-Gun Fire LONDON, Feb. 2. (CP) A dramatic account of the German aerial attack in the North Sea on the 4,364-ton Newcastle steamship Royal Crown was given today by its third officer, Alan Borthwick, 25. Borthwick, who reached - his home in South Shields last night, told how a German bomber flew over the ship "only about mast high", and killed three members of the crew with machine-gun fire. Bombs were dropped. "Both lifeboats were destroyed", Borthwick said, "and we had to go 20 miles to reach shore by a small boat. nn. i.ir.hnai riniuii "Our boat did this through the superb seamanship of First Officer Anthony Totts, of Manchester, who was in charge of it. "Another boat must have capsized. The bodies of several men who were in it were afterwards washed ashore. "Second Engineer Robert Dunn, of South Shields, had s remarkable escape when his room was completely shattered by an explosion. He Is In a hospital suffering from hock . "I am afraid there are only 15 survivors out of a crew of 37. "The 'plane dropped three bombs, one of which fell Into the engine room and set fire to the ship. The chief engineer and the third engineer must hav been killed out-rlrht . "I was on the bridge when the bomber first appeared overhead and I threw myself down while the 'plane blazed away with its machine-gun. I saw one colored seaman riddled with bullets, and when the bomber came back for the second time two other colored men were killed. "The first two bombs missed the ship, but the third, fell into the engine room behind the funnel." Award Cold Medal To Dr. E. A. Hodgson At the annual convention of the Engineering Institute of .Canada which opens in Toronto on February 8, the Gzowski Gold Medal will go to Dr. Ernest A. Hodgson, M.E.I C, of Ottawa, for a paper on "The Structure of the Earth as Revealed by Seismology". A similar medal goes to G. A. Gaherty, of Montreal, for a paper on "Drought, a National Problem". AID WAR EFFORT. . VANCOUVER, Feb. 2. Two cheques, totalling $484, have been sent by Vancouver Japanese to Mayor Lyle Telford for remittance to Ottawa to assist in Canada's war effort. One cheque was from the employes of a Vancouver lumber company and the other from a Japanese lodging house Capone Is Facing $350,000 Tax Suit - WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. (P) The Justice Department said today that it would press a civil suit for income taxes against Al Capone as soon as a process can be served legally on "him. The suit seeks, 1350,000 in taxes, plus inter-', est and penalties for the 1924-1929 period. v Manion to Open Brockville BROCKVILLE. Ont, Feb. 2. (Special). Hon. Drv R. J. Manion, leader of the National-Conservative party, will open his Dominion campaign in the forthcoming election in Brockville. . - Announcement was made today from the office of Hon. H. A. Stewart, K.C., Conservative candidate in Leeds, that Dr. Manion will address a public meeting in Brockville on the evening of Thursday, Febuary 8. - Mr. Stewart has been the member for Leeds in the House of Commons since 1921, and in the administration of Rt. Hon. R. B. Bennett was Minister of Public Works. He was named official candidate for Leeds at a convention held last Summer, shortly after a Liberal convention had selected George T. Ful-ford, ' formef member for Leeds in the Ontario Legislature. Enticing Items From Today's Want Ads. Good uwd car ir for talc at U and up. Piano art to rent at $1 50 monthly. Hihet price are offered for household and office furniture. Lore unwanted Inche without diet, drug or exercise. See class. 10. buvs a Graham de luxe sedan In good condition. - A new financial scheme lends money ior moderata horn, . Finns Capture Or Kill Red Parachutists Eight Soviet Raiders Shot Down in Big Battle HELSINGFORS, Feb. 2. (JP) Russian 'planes were reported by the Finnish High Command today to have dropped "many" patrols by parachute over. Finnish soil but defence troops captured or killed the invaders. - The new danger from the skies introduced before by the Russians but always, the Finns say, without success came on the Karelian Isthmus where the Russians also showed another wrinkle of modern warfare in the use of tank-pushed armored sledges. Reds Repulsed Again. After a battle on the isthmus the High Command said "the enemy was repulsed". The statement, covering yesterday's fighting, also reported the Russians beaten back after attacks against Finnish-held islands in Lake Ladoga, northeast of the isthmus front. In its announcement of the attempt to hurdle Finnish defences with troops from the air, the High Command said: ; . - "During the day enemy 'planes dropped many parachutist patrols These were partly captured and partly annihilated." In the air warfare the army announced that at least five and possibly eight Russian raiders were shot down yesterday while civilian casualties among the Finns were "one killed and some wounded". The violent Red army onslaught on the Karelian Isthmus defences broke a long-standing quiet The coincidence between the sudden spurt of Soviet attacks, accompanied by widespread air Concladed en Page 12. Col. 8. Rideau Rink B Meets Defeat At Montreal MONTREAL. Feb. 2.-S-KP) The singles rink championship of the Ladies' Curling Association of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club returned today to Montreal for the first time in six years when Mrs. R. Fales' Royal Montreal rink scored a 14-8 triumph over Mrs. K. A. Greene's rink from Ottawa Rideau.. The victory, in the final at the end of a four-day grind, gave Mrs. Fales. the Coronation Trophy, emblematic 'of the singles rink title, held last year by Miss : I. Lemesurier't rink from the Quebec Curling" Club. The consolation event was won by another Montreal rink, a' four skipped by Mrs. J. J. Sophus, of suburban Lachine, who led her team to a narrow 12-10 victory over Miss M. Campbell's four from Vankleek Hill, Ont. Defeated by Six Shots. ' Mrs. Greene's margin of defeat was six shots but this by no means indicated the closeness of the battle. From the first end until the finish of the match both ' rinks turned in superb exhibitions. Mrs. Fales' uncanny shotmaking . at crucial moments turned the tide in favor of her rink. Mrs. Greene, opened the scoring in the first end but then Mrs. Fales took Ave straight ends to post a 7-1 lead. The teams shared four points over the next two ends and Mrs. Greene pulled closer to the Montrealers at the ninth when she posted a three-end to make the score. read 10-6. Another single in the 11th by Mrs. Greene looked as though it might be the turning point for her, but again Mrs. Fales went into action to count four points over the next two ends and settle the issue. The best Mrs. Greene could Concluded on Page 17, CoL, 8. 1.273 LIVES SAVED. LONDON, Feb. 2. The British lifeboat service was credited today with saving 1,273 lives in the first five months of ' the' war more than in the last two years of peacetime. 108 FROZEN TO DEATH. SHANGHAI, Feb. 2. The frozen bodies of approximately 100 persons, including 80 infants, were picked up in the streets today as bitter cold brought suffering to thousands of Chinese in Shanghai, Nazi Pressure Felt at Meeting Balkan Entente JOINS FRENCH ARMY PRINCE ERNST VON STAR-HEMBERG, former head of the Austrian Helmwehr and onetime vice-chancellor of Austria, who has Joined the French army as an Infantry lieutenant. War Actii Speeding Up on Western Front Intense Increase : In Artillery and Machine-Gun Fire PARIS, Feb. 2. (C.P.-Havas). Military observers noted today tha t the calm which reigned all along- the Rhine front during the first months of the . was has now given place to continuous activity which at times becomes sharp. Thus ytsterday. which brought no notable event on the Lorraine and Alsace fronts, in the air or over the sea, saw an exchange of machine-gun bursts and artillery fire on the "river front". River No Man's Land. The greatest river of Western Europe, which for 125 miles forms the . frontier between 1 Germany and France, from the neighborhood of Basel to a point some 10 miles south "of the German city of Karlsruhe, was prepared for river vessels at the end of the last cen- j tury. To- this end the course of the river, which had meandered through various channels, was regulated and confined between two lines of high dikes of stone and concrete. In some places the width of the river was reduced to 80 yards. Elsewhere it is 100 yards wide. Along the river the first case mates, both of the Maginot line' and the Westwall, were built on Concluded on Page 12, Col. 1. I y SSS''"I : f.fi Record and Forecast of the Weather The thermometer at The Journal at noon registered 14 degrees. TORONTO, Feb. 2. (CP) The weather has become colder in Ontario with light snow in many districts and fair and moderately cold weather prevails in the western provinces. FORECASTS. Ottawa and Upper SL Lawrence Valleyi Strong northerly winds, decreasing tonight: fair and cold tonight and Saturday. Sunday Fair with stav-Uonary or ! somewhat higher temperature. . Northern Ontario Fair and cold. Lake Superior Fair. Temperatures. Lowest Hi'est During 8. a m. Yes'day Night Dawson 6 12 1 Fort Simpson ... o 24 lb Fort Smith 10 23 a Prince Rupert .. 4 52 34 Victoria 3 S.1 37 Calgary ' ' 1 Edmonton 13 I II Prince Albert ... 14 14 12 Winnipeg ... ... 7b II b Moosonee 2 4b Toronto ..... .. 4 2 4 Ottawa .... 1 IS 1 Montreal 12 21 It Detroit 12 .12 11 Botton -.. 24 37 -23 New York 31 3 2 Miami ' ..:. "2 . M Lo Angeles .... SI S v ifBy ... ti si PKICE THREE CENTS. Huns Gaining Upper Hand . Over Rumania's Economic ' Policy BEL GRADE. Yugoslavia. Feb. 2. (P) German pressure on Rumania to obtain acceptance of a sweeping plan to make her industries, petroleum production and agriculture adjuncts of the Reich's economic " structure was reported by informed persons -today as the meeting of the ' Balkan entente opened here. Rumania, the informant said, already has made some concessions to Germany regarding the plan but is looking to her partners in the entente Turkey, Greece and Yugoslavia to support her in a policy 'of economic neutrality which would enable her to resist encroachments which might involve her in war. i Under this policy, proposed after it was decided it was fuUle for Rumania to ask the other, members of the entente for a military alliance, the four nations would sell supplies both to Germany and the Allies but only to the extent of normal, peacetime trade. The German Plan. Under Germany's program, it was said, Rumanian industry Vould be synchronized with that of the Reich and become virtually a part of Field Marshal Hermann Goering's four-year plan for self-sufficiency. Germany would liquidate -a large debt to Rumania by wholesale shipments of munitions and other manufactures. Rumanian industry would discontinue manufactures duplicating Germany's and concentrate on products Germany could use. Rumania would keep a steady stream of oil, wheat and timber moving to the Reich as, much as could be transported. German technicians would be sent to Rumania to improve production and accelerate shipments. Briefly, the reported plan virtually would freese ont Great Britain and France from Rumania and Involve a written or Implied Concluded en Page 12, CoL 7. Fire Drives Family Of Five Outdoors BROCKVILLE, Ont, Feb.. 2 (CP) Fire forced Mr. and Mrs.. James Quaise and their three children from their farm home four mile northwest of here early today. The home and contents were destroyed. Awakened by the smell of smoke, Quaise found a frame woodshed attached to the brick residence in flames He awakened the remainder of the family and all fled in night attire to the home of a neighbor. r kz ioice or- TAW ! Washington 42 Chicago 23 38 22 San Francisco . . J3 h- S3 Quebec 7 ! 19 7 Saint John 14 :n 13 rredericton .. .. 11 is 11 Halifax I 27 14 Sun rose 7.23 a.m. Sun seta 1 10 p m. Amusement Ads. on Psfe 15.

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