Winnipeg Free Press, May 18, 1945

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May 18, 1945

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 18, 1945, Winnipeg, Manitoba FINAL EDITION VOL. PAGES. Sun rises, 5.38; sun sets. 21.10. Moon 12.16; moon sets, 2.50. WINNIPEG, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1945 HIMMLER'S HATCHET MAN IS CAPTURED Wearing their distinctive robes, the learned company of faculty members and graduating students walked, in procession to the civic auditorium Friday, to attend the annual convocation of the Univer- sity of Manitoba. Top inset, a group of dignitaries, left to right, Mr. Justice H. A. Bergman, chairman of the university's board of governors- Hon. J. C. Dryden, minister of education; Hon. R. F. McWilHams lieutenant-governor, who received an honorary degree, and Mr. Justice A. K. Dysart. chancellor of the university. Lower inset. Two of the recipients of honorary degrees are shown in this group which includes, left to right. Dr. Thorbergur Thorvaldson, professor of chemistry at. the University of Saskatchewan: Dean H. -4.U n .n-fc. n Ti r3 TJr S'iHnpv professor of chemistry at. trie university 01 oasKaicniiwau; .ueau .ra. H Saunderson of the faculty of arts and science; Dr. Sidney E. Smith, president-elect of the University of Toronto and formerly for 10 years president of Manitoba university, and Dr. W. J. Snence. registrar of the "university. Dr. Smith became Doctor of J. Spence, registrar of the university, ur. amnn oecame of Laws; Dr. Thorvaldson, Doctor of Science. Groups of graduates are shown in the surrounding pictures, with arts at top left; education, top right; engineering, lower left; and commerce, lower right. Mary Sank Escort 338 Casualties f London, Mav IS of naval disasters of the war was revealed last sinking of the British cruiser Curacao by the liner Queen Mary Oct. 2, 1942, when she was carrying Unit- ed States troops to Britain. In thick fog the Queen Mary collided at right angles with the cruiser which was acting as escort. The cruiser was cut through, being carried a considerable distance with one halt on each side of the giant liner. In five minutes the Curacao had sunk. Rescue measures were switt, but "5TR nadlnl tiPS Of! ____ _ Responsible custodians of the democratic tradition, the 1945 graduates of the University of at convocation in auditorium, Friday, there were 338 casualties of. whom 25 were 'officers. The disaster took place in the afternoon nearly 20 miles northwesl of the Bloody Foreland off the coast of Donegal in Eire. According to the Daily Express yesterday dependents of the men who Manitoba the civic were challenged by Hon. R. F. Mc- 'Williams, lieutenant-governor, to svoid the mistake of thinking that the role ahead of them -would be easy. He urged them to go for- ward. manfully resolved to help in reconstructing the world, deter- mined to defend all that was bes, in the past, ambitious to make Canada worthy of its great in- (about nase will come up in high cour June 12. It will, the paper said be an outstanding case in maritime history and may last several months as witnesses will have to come from fill over the world. The newspaper added that the Queen Mary suffered only slight damage and had no casualties. The Curacao was a cruiser of 700 tons. She was included in a long list of British naval vessels lost durin Canada worthy of its great the war up to May 8 issued by the heritance and worthy of the sacri- These losses are in ad- fices made to defend it. dition to others announced from Many factors combined to make to timo durjng the war, but the convocation ceremony pom tfa were not Disclosed at the time colorful and memorable, faunugnt believed the enemy were played on the procession taries as it moved along Memorial taries as it of In addition to tne uuracao, uue boulevard, outlined the figures 01 inciudes 10 destroyers, eight the chancellor, the president the one escort carrier, two uric members, of e 4 Via Trm tnFPSS wiJ-iicw i- presentetives of the armed iorces. three allxiliary boardmg wgomen, vessels, two.-minelayers. 13 mine- macy and other resplendent uiju vjwu-j. bols of the world of learnina. The great assembly in the audi- torium was proud to honor four out- standing Canadians: a statesman a champion of the cause of education, a poet and a scientist. A warm welcome was accorded to a former president, whose endeavors had been largely responsible for bring- ing the institution safely through one of the most difficult periods in its history. Still In Training Students in Canadian universi- ties will continue to regard them- selves as in training for active ser- vice until the final end of the war with victory in the Far East, said President H P Armes. who- pre- sided In co-operation with the af- filiated colleges, the university will do its full part in helping to give training to those whb have served Canada so well, he pledged President Armes expressed the university's appreciation of the work done by the graduates who. he observed, had carried through their courses despite the-stress of war years, which had added to their duties and curtailed their pleasures. While strictly fulfilling all its war- time responsibilities, the university has witnessed an increase in the number of students and has con- tinued activities in the fields of advanced studies and research. He expressed gratitude to the organ- izations anfl-individual citizens who established endowments at the uni- versity during the past academic Presenting Hon. R. F. McWilliams, Dean T. W. Laidlaw of the Manitoba law school, observed, in part, that; he has "performed his duties as lieutenant-governor with dignity and a sense of responsibility which has earned for him the whole- hearted respect of the people of this province." Dr Sidney E. Smith will take over .the post of president of the Univers- CONVOCATION Continued .on Page 3. Column 8 British Election Blackburn, Lanes., Eng.. May IS. (Reuters) Emanuel Shmwell, member of the Labor party, de- clared here last night there was little doubt that Britain's general election would be deferred until autumn. .lawiuE of the facts. In addition to the Curacao, the su, armed merchnat cruisers, one sloop. Id 4V fc-J-UAl.. At the time Curacao was rammed, more than American troops were on board the Queen Mary, were on o which was travelling all-out for the Clyde with an escort of two cruis- ers The look-out man raised the alarm that a suspected U-boat had been sighted on the port bow ahead Immediately the great liner wheeled round to starboard to take avoid- ing action and at the same moment Curacao was racing towards the submarine. Travelling at nearly 30 knots the liner crashed full tilt into the cruiser. Nothing could have withstood such a shock. The Queen Marv could not stop to pick up survivors but tore on al accident did not interrupt the Queen Mary's regular sailings. Tem- porary repairs were carried out at Greenock and a new bow was fitted on to the liner when she went back to New York. n rv party candidates and the rest will NAZI PLOT party candidates ana me rest win Continued on Page 2. Column 4 be independents. In five counties certain candi- will not oppose certain candi- who will run there. For we have received CAPI F-nil delegations from all counties and that" nonular discovered that popular p J amillien Houde P. J I. Roy ind Frederic Dorion. The party Prp- will Unofficial Jap Peace Feelers Meet No Success San Francisco, May 18. Japanese peace offer Britain and the United States has been received through a .Britain nnu tins -4. Soviet diplomatic channel, it was reported on good authority last night, but it was undersood the Allies will not take cog- izance of the offer as it _fails to negotiatjons for cessation of the war, with the possibility of over- throw- of the Japanese militarist 11 jSiallL-c ui. Ljiii ulfil unconditional surrender con- Ottawa, May 18. navy ditions. The offer was understood to have taken to Moscow in a memor- by a number of Japanese apparently nationals. The memorandum government. The memorandum is understood to have suggested Japan would be willing to give up her conquest, but the offer was based on main- tenance of the Emperor in the Con- stitution. It offered a complete re- versal of Japanese policy, including free elections for a democratic, gov- ernment. SllJWfJCU tjj lonely field outside Miami Springs i pcred when the soldiers asked what happened. Mrs Zinke retained consciousness long enough to dictate a will, leav- ing everything to her son, Sgt. H. M. Zinke. County solicitor Robert Taylor "aid he would prosecute the cose "to the full extent of the law" but acknowledged that final disposition of the charges against Munn were in doubt. Taylor said the crux of the legal situation surrounding the manslaughter charge against Munn hinged on the word "wilfully, writeen into the Florida state law. Taylor said the state probably would have to prove that the dogs were "wilfully" allowed to run at Ja j-rrg Questioned about the dogs today, Munn was quoted by police as say- ing: "They are a bad strain. They must be destroyed." Candidate List On Pages 12-13 A complete list of the 964 candidates nominated for the riominion ceneral election of June 11 will be found on paces 12 and 13. They are tabulated by provinces and parties for convenient reference. Clip out the rjaees for use on election day. ____________ TEMPERATURE READINGS Low during the niffht...... 7.30 a.m., May 18..... 10.30 a.m., May 18..... l-.Stt p.m., May 18..... This day last year..... 56 -t-59 "The U.S.S: Franklin lies dead in the water, listing slightly to the portside, as flame and smoke the fore part of its fligrit deck, after the aircraft.. carrier was 'hit .by two V: 500-pound armor-piercing bombs from a Jap part in an attack against the Jap fleet in Inland sea 1S45. Crew- members of the stricken ship line the sides V The Franklin is approximately three city blocks long. Halifax, May 18. force of between 300 and 350 service and civilian police might have control- led situation during the the day rjots here jast week if they "had been prepared to go the full limit of the law, that would mean the use of force." So said Assistant Commissioner A. M. Eames of the R.C.M.P. in Nova Scotia yesterday at the open- ing session of the judicial commis- sion investigating the cause and re- sponsibility for the disorders that caused damage estimated unoffic- ially as high as Commis- sioner Eames was on the stand un- til the end of yesterday's hearing before Mr. Justice Roy Kcllock. Carl Bethune, sol.citor for Hali- fax started cross-examination yes- terday afternoon. Later Commis- sioner Eames will be cross-examin- ed by Hugh O'Donnel of Montreal, counsel for the national defence de- partment. Commissioner Eames snid that or the 60 R.C.M.P. personnel in the Halifax nrea, 43 were on requisition loan to the Halifax city police on Monday night and Tuesday. City police had asked for all available men Monday night. The witness said he had had no experience quelling riots in which civilians and service personnel wero intermixed, but he thought 300 to 350 men "might have brought about order if they had used force.1 It would have taken a mixed force service and civilian police to handle the V-E day mob here. "Did the servicemen complicate the asked Mr. Bethune. "I would think witness re- PAs'a result two meetings civic R.C.M.P. and service police in anticipation of V-E day it had been understood "that each service force would look after its own. and the city police force would be re- sponsible Housing Situation Becoming Worse With June fast approaching and more eviction notices due to be- come effective, the housing situ- ation is becoming progressively worse, C. Argue, chief of the city s housing registry office, 521 Mc- Intyre block, said Friday. His main trouble was finding places for families, he declared. "The attitude seems to be that so far as youngsters are concerned, they can go and sleep In a barn, Mr. Argue said. Daily, he receives new applica- tions for shelter, while those who already have their applications in keep coming back in the hope that something may fcave been found for them. "They're really trying on their own, Mr. Argue said. ;