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   Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1954, Lethbridge, Alberta                                HIGHLIGHTED IN THE HEWS: It's Tartan Undies Now By ARCH MacKENZIE (Canadian Press Stall Writer) T ONDON (CP) The hlgh- land clan tartans are still caught last in a tussle between trade and tradition. Export anJ Internal sales of cloth, clothing and other pro- ducts :n the vivid clan colors have never been better, said a spokesman for the Scottish Industrial Council. But, continuing letters to The Tunes and other newspapers testify to the deep sense of outrage some Scots feel at the prospect of any Tom. Dick or Harriet donning legitimate tar- tan patterns. "Just like wearing an old school tie to which one is not entitled." said one cor- respondent. XXX TAIWAN UNDIES Notwithstanding such sentiment, sales are booming in tartan com- modities that bear little connection with national highland dress past or present. A Glasgow women's wear (Irm reported that it couldn't keep pace with Canadian and American de- mand for women's undies in the old clan colors. Bras and garter belts in such lighter clan tartans as the Macpherson, Royal Stewart and Buchanan went like hotcakes. it reported. Some purists pur- chased to match their bloodlines. Now. the firm is producing the same outfits in darker Prazer, Campbell and other patterns which incidentally are going tj Canada to provide n-arm and colorful winter protection. XXX FEARS KILTS EXT7MOTION The Tailor and Cutttr. last word on matters sartorial, has an article in the current edition which warns the Scot to look to his kilt in view of the new popularity of tartan. Otherwise. it says, the United States is going to make the Scottish na- tional costume extinct by ridi- cule. The writer, a Roger West de- scribed as an "unbridled con- tributor" whose opinions don't always mesh with those of the editors, refers to a little gar- ment called "bonnle breeches" unveiled recently hi New York and to a half-skjrt, half-kilt called "the skill." These apparently are aimed at the feminine market. "And if the kilt is going to be mucked about with by the fair sex. it will fall into dis- repute and turn the Scots into trouser-wearers which will be a pity not only for the kilt- makers but for the Scotland tourist Industry." Switch to something like leather shorts, he advises "We can guarantee that no wo- man worth her salt will want to take MX equality to the point where she has to lark about in leather breeches. Leather is after all a very tough and unfeminlne material." Edmonton 54 38 .01 Calgary 50 41 .39 Lethbridge 48 44 .78 Medicine Hat 53 47 .78 Prince Rupert 73 4U Victoria 65 51 .19 Vancouver 61 56 Hegina 50 46 .10 Winnipeg Toronto 59 Ottawa 64 62 50 High 50 Very Cool VOL. XLVIL-No. 234. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1G, 1954 PRICE FIVE CENTS TWO SECTIONS 24 PAGES First Snow of Season EDMONTON C P) first general frost in northern Alberta this season and snow in the foothills nearly as far south as Calgary were re- ported today by the wea- ther office. The first frost and snow at Whitecourt, 100 miles west and slightly north of Edmonton, occurred over- night. Below freeling temperatures were reported from Fort Mc- Murray, 30, Embarrass, 26, and Whltecourt. 30. The first frost of the season was reported about 10 da} a ago from Jasper which had a 31. A little snow was reported from Rocky Mountain House In the foothills 150 miles south- west of Edmonton. Southern Alberta had steady rain overnight and at 8 a.m. the weather office reported rain was stilt falling. Cowley In the Crow's Nest Pass had 1.02 inches. Lethbridge and .Medi- cine Hat both had .78 Inches. Esteran In southern Saskatche- wan reported Inches. Montreal 54 .54 4G .17 Dr. Geo. Dorey Installed as Moderator By RAE CORELLI (Canadian Press Staff Writer) SACKVILLE, N.B, Dr. George Dorey, a one-time Channel islands Methodist, was installed Wednesday night as the 16th mod- erator of the United Church of Canada. The simple service of Installa- tion in the Sackville United church climaxed the first major act by the 375 lay and clerical delegates to this 16th general council con- ference, the first biennial cession to be held in the Maritlmes. The general council is the policy- making "highest court" of the United Church. Dr. Dorey, who admits only to being "more than 70" succeeds Dr. A. A. Scott, a fellow Torontonian- by-adoption. His accession by election to the highest office of the United Church means he will be known as the "rijht reverend" during his two- year term. The new moderator, a white- haired but baldish six-footer and a voracious reader of modern history and biography, said In an inter- view he is convinced that church unity will come about. Unification was a major item before Metho- dist, Presbyterian, Anglican. Epis- copalian and congregational dele- gates to the World Council of Churches assembly at Evanston, 111., in August. "I believe that without a spirit that leads to unity the church is doomed to Dr. Dorey said. "And I mean all churches of the Christian religion." 65 43 SYNOPSIS A continuation of the depressing weather is forecast for Southern Alberta but skies are expected to clear in northern areas tonight. A general frost is expected in the Peace Rix-er region tonight and light frost is expected in Edmonton and Vermilion regions. In southern Saskatchewan the precipitation area will spread to the Saskatoon rind Prince Albert region today, and will move out of west- ern Saskatchewan overnight. FORECAST Lethbridge and Medicine Hat: Cloudy today and Friday; occa- sional light rain ending this evening; occasional light drizzle Friday morning; continuing tery cool: winds northeast 15, occasionally 20: Lethbridge and Medicine Hat 40 and 50. Bank Robber is Soon Apprehended SUDBURY, Three hours alter a bandit scooped out more than from a teller's cage In a downtown bank, police re- covered the money and charged a man with armed robbery. Lome Jarvis Smith. 26, was nr- rested by detectives after a search of downtown rooming houses. Police said he was found crouched under his bed. The money, In three pack- ages of fives and one of tens, was crammed under the mattress. The Left Hand ...Corner... Canadian Army Housing in Germany Mani- toba Welcomes Trum- peters Para-Nurse THE Canadian army's housing project in Germany is ncar- Ing completion in this area and the first of families becin to move in about the middle of October at Soest. According to present plans the houses nnd flats will be completed by January and the last of the families should be settled in soon after that. Until now, thr men of Brig. W. A. B. Andersons 1st Canadian Infan- try Brigade group have had to put their families in German houses, sharing these with German fami- lies. The army wives have had all the advantages, nnd disadvantages, from easily available baby-sitters to quarrels about shared kitchens, which this state of affairs entails. Now soldiers and their families can move Into ultra-modern houses and flats, built to Grrman designs, THE LEFT HAND CORNER (Continued on Pace Three) Nursing Sister Marion Mac- Donald of the RCAF station, Winnipeg, has 41 jumps to her credit. She was a member of rescue teams which carried out practice jumps during Operation Manitoba In the wilds of north- ern Manitoba. Purpose of the training exercise, Involving teams from both the RCAF and USAF, was to develop the most efficient methods nf combined warrh iinrt revue operation by Ihe United States md Canada. (CP Photo) Rome Conquerors of K-2 Press Canadian Three members of the expedition that conquered Godwin Austin, the world's second highest peak, known as K-2, are shown being greeted on their arrival at the airport in Rome from Pakistan. Draped around their necks are flower wreaths presented to them by Mr. Aktar Hussain, minister of Pakistan to Italy. From left is Mr. Hussein's wile; Mario Fantin. operator of the K-2 expedition: Mr. Hussain; Ubaldo Rey and Achille Compagnoni, two other members of the expedition, and under-secretory to the Italian presidency. G. Scalfaro. Con- quest of K-2, on Juiy 31. was the first time the 28.250-foot peak had ever been scaled. Alia. Net Surplus Is For year 1953-54 Al- berta government ended the 1933-51 fiscal jear with a net surplus of 060 after tack- ing up an all-time high income surplus of The public accounts Issued totla) by C. K. Huckvale, pro- vincial auditor, for the year ended March 31 showed revenue at a record high of more than greater than the previous year and greater than Premier Manning had budgetted for as treasurer. MAJOR REASON Major reason, for the excess rev- enue over estimates was the sale of petroleum and natural gas leases. The government received from this source compared with the premier's estimate of 000. The province's debt continued to dwindle. The net funded debt at March 31 was a decrease of The unfunded debt, composed mainlv of accounts pay- able .totalled S2.56C083, a decrease of in the year. Tho capital expenditure for the Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN CITY bus driver Alex Alison bragging about a doughnut- shaped tomato hs grew m his garden A. G. Virtue, QC, noting at the opening of St. Michael's N u r s e Training School that he had been called a "dicnitarj over a local radio station and had been very thrilled. It was the first time in his life, he s-aid, he had been called that.. Magician George Haddad proudly producing a white rabbit to replace the one that died on the eve of his show here Wednesday at the Sports Centre in aid of the Callow Coach Fund. The new understudy will appear again tonight at And Aid. Cliff Black reporting he's .suf- fering from an acutr if the he run or will he not? jear was and Included the spending of on high- ways, bridges and ferries. Public buildings and other public works required while was spent on the St. Mary and Milk Rivers irrigation develop- ment. The University of Alberta received on capital ac- count. The self-liquidating projects act received the rural elec- trification revolving fund and the municipal loans revolving fund Petroleum and natural gas fees, rentals and royalties amounted to compared with an esti- mate of Purchases of leases on school lands dumped an- other into the provincial treasury, compared with an esti- mate of while fees, rentals ALTA. NET (Continued on Page Two) Voting Today In 3 Ontario By-Elections Voters In three Ontario constituencies cast ballots today in by-elec- tions to fill three of the four vacancies In the Ontario Legis- lature. The by-elections in Leeds, Nlpis- sing and Russell leaves Eudbury as the only riding without repre- sentation in the Legislature. Its sent was left vacant by Uie death of Welland S. Gcmmcll, at the time minister of lands and forests in Premier Frost's Progressive Con- servative government. The deaths last spring of three Progressive Conservative members led to the by-elections in Leeds, NipLssinj; and Russell. No date has been set vet to elect a member for Eudbury. Progressive Conservative and Liberal candidates are contesting all three by-elections. The CCF has entered representatives only in Russell and Niplssing. An inde- pendent entrant gives Nlpissing a field ol four. Killing Hints at Mafia ers of Mafia and the finding of a red convertible started the fcecond day's search for the killers of waiter Danny Brent today. Brrnt's rain-soaked body was found with at least five bullet holes on the 10th green of the University golf course Wednes- day morning. The slaying recalled the death o Frank Pitsch, whose battered bod> was found on the 13th fairway o another city golf course last De cember. William Gash, 19, was convicted and sentenced to be hanged, but the sentence was com muted to life imprisonment. shadowy and fcare< Sicilian-born power behind U.S rackets since Al Capone's reign- has been linked with the Bren murder by newspaper reports. One newspaper said the vxes coast's underworld is wondering i Brent's killing followed a rumor that worth of drugs had been shipped from here to Calgary Brent's car was found today onlj a dozen blocks from the spot where the club waiter died. The latest theory is that he was killed on the golf course. Earlier it was suggested he had been mur dered elsewhere and his body dumped there. The shooting of Danny who was known to have been owec money by an eastern drug weeks of under w-orld dissension. Ringleaders have been beaten up, a new car was pushed over the end of a dock, and one Vancouver newspaper said other men have been marked for death in the bat tie for control of the west coas drug tralfic. Little W'as known of Brent's past He was a popular head waiter a the club where he worked part time and was vice-president of a club and cabaret waiters' local. He had a police record and was once well-known as a safe-crackec. Police say it may be weeks be fore their investigations turn up a worthwhile break. TYPHOON HITS SAIPAN W howling Pacifi tjphoon levelled six rcsidcntia buildings and damaged other struc- tures at the United States base on Saipan Wednesday, thr US navy announced. No casualties were re ported. Arctic Patrol Ship Rescues U.S. Vessel Navigating Northwest Passage OTTAWA navy's (spanking new Arctic patrol Labrador, well on her way throuRli the Northwest Pas- sage, took time out last month to rescue a tiny United States exploration vessel from nn ice jam in an uncharted strait 960 miles from the North Pole. The 0.000-ton Labrador butted her way throuch 20 miles of Ice to free the 73-foot Boston drag gcr Monte Carlo and Its crew of scientists and sailors from narrow Bannz channel, north of Prince of Wales island. The navj today announced de- tails of the incident in giving a procrcss report on the Labra- dor's journey, which the navy sajs will make It the first major vessel nr larpc ship of nin kind to natlsatr the North- west Passace from the Atlantic to the Pacific. PARTY STRANDED The Monte Carlo and Its scientists some of whom were gathering information and specimens for the American museum of natural history became stranrt-d in ice near Mcccham island, ins.de Bar- ing channel. She wiled from Portland. Me, in mid-July and nne of her goals was to pinpoint thr rvrr-shiltlng magnetic North Pole, which U shown on prr.srnt maps nt only a few miles from the spot where she was trapped by heavy ice. SPOTTED FROM AIR The Monte Carlo's plight was noticed by an RCAF nir re- connaissance plane from Re- solute bay, farther north, and it messaged the nrws to the Labrador on Aug. 19. The navy ship reached the entrance to Baring channel Aug. 20 but waited for fog to lift before attempting to enter the unsounded waters, only three miles wide. The little draggcr was reached at midnight Aug. 21 nnd the Labrador: com- mander, Capt. Owen C. S, Robertson of Montreal and Vic- toria, ordered a tow. The Monte was towed for 15 miles, then follow rd un- der her own power while the Labrador brooke a channel to clear water. The navy said the smaller ship could not follow too closely for fear two-Inch pl.-yiking might be smashed by chunks of ice bouby up from beneath the Labrador. Once clear, the US. Chip's fuel and provisions were re- plenished and she started home. The ship won't be the first to navigate the Northwest Passage. The doughty RCMP patrol fit. Roch years ago made thr trip twice once in each direction and now is going Into retire- ment at Vancouver. The Labrador, which left Halifax July 23. Is due back nt Esquimau, BC, by mid- October. RETURNS TO BOSTON BOSTON 

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