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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS 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 try ing to find out if it will be ac corded the same extracourtesy given the French airplane mis sion The Germans do not want planes however They are sup posed to be interested in cotton and some kind of a credit proposition from the ex port import bank or Jesse Jones chair man of HFC The matter is almost c r e t as as the French air deal was before the French airmin MII ister fel1 in the Blallon 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 Hop kins main liaison with American 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 businessismore foreign than do mestic 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 cent of the ballbearings used in that country last Mr Batt is a native of Indiana influential in the busines world he is supposed to have written much of the National Association of Manufacturers platform con ciliatoryto the new deal has been of assistance to Mr Hopkins while working on missions in the com merce department here lately He has been offered what is vaguely called a big position in com merce but has declined to accept Some outstanding American businessmen have gone to govern ment officials directly or indirect ly and advised Hopkins that the elevation of an importer of Swedish steel might not have the desired happy effect on Ameri can businessmen Labor Relations Change A wholly new and different era of labormanagement 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 employers property or person If labor violates laws as in sitdown strikes it may be held responsible Sitdowners can be discharged officers must pro tect management property Vio lence is subject to criminal prose cution and perhaps to recovery for damages Labor must rest its rights in law and not in the strong arm or the brickbat MASONCITy IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 2 HOME EDITION CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE ONE 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 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 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 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 help when they reached ttie scene Manyjumped from upper stories and were gravely injured there had beet about 117 persons in the hotel ahc expressed fears thatmany had the swiftly at smoke been trapped by spreading flames Several were seen moe filled windows trying to escape faU back into the blazing s B structure FATEOFW STILL UNKNOWN Rescue Vessel Near Boat in Distress With 150 Men on Board CHATHAM Mass 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 assis tance Last definite word of the ves sels plight came from the British steamer Newfoundland which messaged the Radio Marine cor poration 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 con doning and thus encouraging sit downs it must start with the op posite premise General silence or restrained F comment greeted the court deci f sion because of AFLCIO peace T negotiations and because legisla D tors could not decide offhand 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 CIOAFL 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 con tention Kint 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 Imo gene here Leaking badly impossible to keep afloat pumps choked assis tance needed immediately the Hanger said in her first message Later in response to a cal from the Newfoundland the 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 fUR Clark Gable was offered a high price for his oranges Thursday if hell 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 toBe Representative of Business at Labor Talk gi WASHINGTON gestion that Secretary as a business dur ing congressional consideration of the Wagner labor act amendments came Thursday from members the senate labor committee These senators said Hopkins has been discussing possible re vision 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 pro posed amendments at the request airraan Tntmas DUtah the labor committee The la Mr department and the labor re lations board also have the sug gestions under scrutiny There has been no announce nent of the administrations atti tude on changing the act In the 1 ndlcations have been that the labor board and the CIO were to major changes The L has been urging adoption of amendments Hopkins touched on labor prob lems in his recent address at Des Moines but dealt mostly with the problemjjf effecting labor peace 3oy Playfully Tosses Grenade 4 Killed SHANGHAI 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 cloudi ness with rising temperature Thursday night Friday becom ing unsettled possibly rain or snow in northwest and north central portions coider in north central and extreme west por tions 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 Jnaay rising temperature in southeast and eastcentral por tions colder in northwest por tion late Thursday night much colder Friday with severe cold wave in northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather statis ics 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 10foot embankment Another occupant of the auto mobile 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 in jured according to an Associated Press dispatch On 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 whowere 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 Mary ville Mo He left Mason City on Jan 5 to cover a certain Texas territory for the company The body will be brought to Mason Friday morn ing It will be taken to the Meyer funeral home Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 oclock at the Holy Family Cathohc church FatherMaurice Sheehy head of of region at Cathohc University of America Washington D C brotherof the dead man wiU arrive hereSatur aay morning according to a tele gram 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 toRose 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 step mother Mrs M J Sheehy Wash ington D C four brothers Greg ory Sheehy New Hampton Frank Sheehy Clear Lake Father Sheehy Washington and William Joseph Sheehy Washington and one sister Sister Mary Morris Washington Mr Sheehy was pre ceded in death by his mother and a sister POPE PIUS XII MIAMI VOTES TO OUST MAYOR Recall Election Gives MIAMI COST 32500 EACH DBS MOINES five hundred dollars apiece has averaSe costof passing the 47 bills approved so far by the state legislature a survey showed jVULlIJg Cill zens tallied Thursday a nearly 4 to 1 ousteroff Mayor Robert R Williamsand two city commis Unofficial returns on Wednes day 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 yearlong fight and was preceded by vigorous campaigning which this resort citys thousands winter visitors watched with de lighted detachment The officials formed a control bloc in municipal affairs In re cent months political storms buf feted them culminated in charges of incompetence Complete unofficial count of all 10 precincts showed Williams For recall 13 531 against 2992 Dubose For 13790 against 2 18 Ferguson For 12923 against 3 579 E G Sewell former mayor once the object of a recall drive which never came to a vote au tomatically succeeds Williams for the remaining two months of his term Sewell was the lone candi date SLAYER OF 2 ON FARM CAUGHT Is Captured Because Flight Path Crossed That of Stolen Car VANDALIA 111 Clifford Redmond confessed slayer of an Indiana farm Wednesday was enroute back toThe scene of the killing because hjs path of flight crossed that of a stolen car from Indiana Indiana authorities obtained cus tody of Hedmondhere less than 24 hours after 12 year old Gloria Brand stumbled across fields to report to neighbors a midnight in truder had killed her parents in their farm home near Edinburg husky farm hand Ind Redmond who had worked years for the couple Mr and Mrs Paul Brand was captured late Wed nesday at Ramsey 111 approxi mately 200 miles from Edinburg He signed a confession that he killed them after getting drunk to celebrate his twentyseventh birth day 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 Chesh ire said He was on his way to see a brother about money to com plete his getaway Cardinal Assumes Name of Pius XII on 63rd Birthday Elected on Third Ballot of First Days Voting at Vatican City BIOGRAPHY ON PAGE 2 was assumed in Elected on 3rd Ballot tory of the church Not since 1621 when Bene dict 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 Oc tober and November 1936 The date of his coronation will be announced later The election of Pope Pius XII shattered another tradi tion in that rarely has a sec retary of state to the preceding pope been elevated to the papa seat v Takes Predecessors 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 poli cies ofPius who died Feb 10 As if to indicate his intentions of following inthe footsteps of his predecessor the new pope Piios imparted his J benediction from the ft oenecucuon from the ftalconyvjf St Peters to a wildly throng shortly after the announce ment of his election Proclamation Made Camillo Cardinal Caccia Domin oni dean of the order of Cardinal Deacons appearing on the balcony at p m a m made the announcement into a microphone which carried his voice to loudspeakers in the great square before the Basilica and to world by radio He proclaimed I give you tidings of great joy we have a most eminent and reverend Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli who has taken upon him self the name of Pius XII1 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 sur rounded by cardinals came into view Papal guards burst into a treme nous ovation as his holiness came iJ 1 A narrow escape from possible seri ous injury or death was experi enced 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 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 companytank car Salzer Cedar Rapids resident was stricken while taking the load of stock to a 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 Brake man Robert Jeffrey and another trainman had tried to signal Sal zer 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 para lyzed on one side forward to the balustrade and si lently 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 con tinue 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 the pope continued Who made heaven and earth roiled back the response Blessing Is Imparted The pontiff raised his right hand and times made the Regarded as 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 Catholi cism Pacelli is generally re garded by jiazi Germany as an enemy of totalitarian govern ments sign of the cross turning to the four corners of the earth May the blessing of God Al mighty Father Son and Holy fhost descend upon you and re main there always he concluded Amen roared the faithful Pius XII appeared on the bal cony at p m a m C S T 13 minutes after the an nouncement of his election After giving his bfessing he re mained for several minutes smil ing down on the crowd The new pontiff visited the United States in October and No vember in 1936 He was received by President Roosevelt two days after the lat ers election at Hyde Park On a quick trip across the country by air he visited Chicago St Paul San Francisco St Louis and Cin cinnati in less than six days From Noble Family He is a member an Italian loble family whose relations with he Vatican always had been in imate During the period since the death Pius XI he served as Car dinal Camerlengo or administra ive head of the church First announcement that a new A scene similar to that above was enacted Thursday pacelH appeared is the new pope of the church Above shows a previous occasion when the crowd shouted Viva H Papa as the new pope ap peared on balcony at St Peters left and blessed them A puff of white smoke rising from the Sistinc   

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