Winnipeg Free Press, May 21, 1945

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 21, 1945, Winnipeg, Manitoba FINAL EDITION Winnipeg Free Press VOL. PAGES Sun rises, 5.35; sun sets 21.14. Moon rises, 15.34; moon sets 3.58. WINNIPEG, MONDAY, MAY 21, 1945 AND WARMER. EARLY ELECTION IN BRITAIN FORECAST With the' British 2nd Army, May 21. ranking British officer said Saturday that Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, Nazi philosopher who through the years advocated Hitler's attack on Russia, had been picked up by a British patrol in a Fleusburg hospital. A member of Hitler's "old Rosenberg became the ideological leader-of the reich in 1934. He also had headed the Nazi party's foreign poli- tical office- and had served as minister of civil administration in what formerly, constituted eastern occupied German regions. Etluard Dietzc Captured With the 1st Canadian Army, May 21. (CP Cable) Eduard Dietze, former chief of German anti-Allied propaganda and Lord Haw Haw's boss, has been captured. Some of Doenitz' hirelings ar- rested in the same area were Pearl Joyce. Vardon, an Englishwoman from the Channel Islands, who used to announce dance music broad- casts, Ralph Powell and Egan Sutt- ner, two Englishmen who acted as translators and announcers during German broadcasts. Men from the Royal Regiment stood guard over Dr. Seyss-Inquart when the Nazi reichscommissar of Holland was formally arrested by Canadian army authorities to face trial as a war criminal. Allies Hold Lord Haw Haw London. May 21 (BUP> At least four more accused war criminals, one of them the self-styled original Lord Haw Haw, were held by the Allies today. A fifth. Major Mario Carita, chief of the Italian SS. was slain by American Fifth army troops in a mountain hideout in northern Italy. European despatches said the latest batch of. accused war crim- inals rounded, up by the Allies were: Norman Bai'rlie-Stewart former British officer who worked for the German propaganda ministry and foreign office for five years. Fernand de Brinon former Vichyite ambassador to Paris., Collaborator With Pctain Dr. Bernard Menetrel former personal physician and collaborator with Marshal Petain. Haj Amin el Husseini exiled Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, wanted for anti-Jewish activities. Baillie-Stewart probably will face a charge of treason. He wer.t to Germany in 1936 after serving a five-year sentence in the tower of London for giving British military secrets to a German agent. Contending that he preceded William Joyce as Lord Haw Haw in broadcasts from Germany. Baillie- Stewart said: "I broadcast some wonderful rub- bish for them but despite my protest at this silly tyoe of propaganda, they refused to listen. Of course, the most fatuous piece of all was to sink the Ark Royal, which I did regu- larly, broadcast after broadcast." In England for Safekeeping: The London Daily Mail said Ar- thur Seyss-Inquart, ruthless German administrator of Holland, had been brought to England for safekeeping. Radio Moscow broadcast a des- patch from Montevideo claiming the following had arrived in Argentina: Count Carl von Lukenburg. leader WAR CRIMINALS Continued on Page 7. Column 3 British Labor Rejects Proposal To Continue Coalition Government London, May 21. circles speculated tonight that Prime Minister Churchill mav form a new cabinet at once because the Labor party conference at Blackpool today rejected Ins proposal that the coalition government should continue until the end of the Jap war. An election in July has been forecast. It was believed that Mr. CLurckill's most likely move was to ask the King to dissolve parliament. Then Mr. Churchill, as head of the dominant party in the house of commons could form a caretaker cabinet to carry on the essential business of the country pending a general election. fe- forces are shown drawn up along Osborne street. Vote Down Churchill Request Enjr., Mav 21. (Reu- delegates to the Labor party conference today voted unanimously against Prime Minister Churchill's request for a continuation of the coalition gov- ernment util Jana's defeat. They vere endorsing the Labor party ex- ecutive decision yesterday in turn- ng down Mr. Churchill's proposals. Miss Ellen Wilkinson, parlia- mentary secretary to the ministry of home security and chairman of .he conference, opened the sessions n an atmosphere of great tension. The delegates who heard Miss Wilkinson throw down the gauntlet that "Labor is ready" knew that Mr. Churchill's challenge to the party to stay in the government or 'ace an early election had been accepted by the Cabor leaders. Labor party leaders are insisting that they do hot want a July elec- .ion, that they would prefer to wait until some of the demobilized men and women had returned home. Miss Wilkinson urged an election n the autumn, condemning the at- tempt to force an early election for narrow party reasons, but if the alternative was to stay in. then jabor would accept (he challenge. Give Support Clement Attlee. deputy prime minister, and Ernest Bevin, minister of Labor, supported the prime min- ster's proposals, contained in a personal letter to Mr. Attlee. Labor party leader. All the other Labor ministers and the members of the national executive headed by Home Secretary Herbert Morrison op- posed it. Mr. Churchill was reported to feel it necessary that the country remain united in the face of difficulties that still may be ahead. His proposal was that the Labor party should continue to sta.y in the :oalition government until the end of the Japanese war and the end of the present critical situation ir Europe. Failing Labor's acceptance of this offer, the prime minister proposed to dissolve parliament at once and hold an election before mid-July. July 5 Held Likely Date Maurice Webb in Lord Beaver- crook's Sunday Express said: "The seneral election will take place ir. July. The most likely date for poll- ing is July 5, although it may bo the following week." On whatever date the election Is held, the world will result until 21 days eroes Remembered Honored On Decoration Day It was a simple service held at the cenotaph Sunday afternoon, but the flutter of hand- kerchiefs dabbed quickly to moist eyes was a testimony to the deep emotion aroused by h tribute to the fallen. Victory in one great theatre of the present war haa come, but on this sixth Decoration Day of World War II, it was remembered how victories in all wars have been achieved. The cries of gulls, wheeling high in the grey sky.j mingled with the wind-swept words of Major C. C Carruthers, chap- lain of Deer Lodge nospital: They gave all they had to give. It is our duty to make Canada a land worthy of our heroes." A thousand heads were bowed as Rev. Terence Finlay, chaplain of H M.C.S. Chippawa, led in prayer. that their love and devotion DR ALFRED ROPKNBERG Captured by British British Still Advancing East Of Tougoo Calcutta, May 21. 14th Army troops have made a further" advance east of Toungoo and mooping up operations over the whole area of southern Burma are continuing successfully, a southeast Asia command communiaue said Casualties were inflicted on the Japanese in "an action at Zalon. on the east bank of the Irrawaddy, 9 miles northwest of Prome. Heavy bombers of the eastern air command attacked railway yards at Chumphon on the Kra isthumus. VJ1 LilCl L A" v t, may bear fruit in he said. Wing' Commander R. M. Frayne. R C A F chaplain, read the lesson, from the seventh chapter of Revela- tion. Major George McNeil, assistant chaplain at Fort Osborne, pro- nounced the benediction. Wreaths were laid on the ceno- taph by Hon. R. F. McWilliams lieutenant-governor, on behalf ol the province; by Mayor Garnel Coulter, for the city; by Mrs. A. Wasdell on behalf of the :omt vet- erans' associations of Virmipeg, and by Mrs. P. R. Smith. Mrs. L. H. J. MacKerracher and Mrs. 'J -Me- Grath. mother force. ,11 behalf of the Silver Cross of the navy, army and air The band of the Canadian Legion, district command, under Dave Bry- don and the Army and Navy Vet- erans' band led by Albert Simoens. played during the service. Last Post was sounded by buglers of the Royal Winnipeg and DECORATION DAY Continued on Page 7. Column 4 Flaming Oil Used To Battle Japs Guam May 21. 10th army sent strong patrols into Yonabaru on the Okinawa east coast today while marines used flaming oil to drive Japanese defenders from approaches to the virtually encircled stronghold town of Shun, front des- His Last Election, Announces Prince Albert, Sask., May 21. Minister Mackenzie King is "heart and soul" in.this general election bu. Mac e or more of his Prince Albert Constituents he connciea to ui Saturday that this was to be his last general .election battle. don't intend to He declared, "I------- 7- _ undertake another general election, but I am heart and soul in this election because 1 believe there has never been a time in the history of Canada when it meant so much to country to have returned to a UUUIlltlJ' m power, while the country is still at war and when great social reform.-- are being worked out, the men have conducted the affairs ol the country as successful y as our government has conducted them through the whole period of thi> European war. and who have plac-. ed on the statutes of our country the laws regarding social reforms But of the immediate future, the prime minister had -a word. He declared that his government, if elected, would hold a dominion- provincial conference to see if we cannot with different provinces, of Canada make an agreement whereby the governments will be able to establish some minimum contribu- tion by the state toward the security of health and well-being of the population." The meeting attracted hundreds of'Liberals, men and women anxi- ous to hear their chief. But as well, it drew scores of C.C.F. supporters a bloc of-whom sat at_one side ot Conservatives were there, too. among'them the party s opponent to Mr. King, Sqdr Ldr, W. H. Nelson. Prince Albert law- PHEMIEH KING Continued on Page 7. Column 6 Chinese Seize Eastern Port Chimukinjr. May 21. (AP) A second east coast port has been seized by Chinese troops m pursuit of Japanese fleeing by land and sea from the vital Foochow area, the high command announced yes- The'Chinese have recaptured 'uhe Jap strongpoint of Hochin. Approximately 200 enemy troops who tried to make a stand w-.ire mowed down as the Chinese storm- ed Saturday into Doingloh, a small- er Mm river port 15 miles southeast of Foochow. the announcement said. The Chinese drove on three miles east and also were heading norai- east in an attempt to pin the Japa- nese against the sea. The Chinese reported the Japa- nese had abandoned attempts to hold road blocks along the main highway from Chihkiang to Shao- yang betyveen Tungkow and Taoh- waping. 43 and 22 miles respective- ly west of Shaoyang. An American communique sajd medium Ibombers struck Siangtan. on the Slang river back of the en- emy's Hltoan lines, and attacked troops cujt off west of Shaoyang. Reports Russians Will Warn Japan London.. May 21. political commentator on the Turkish home radio said Saturday the Russians were aoirg to send an ultimatum to Janan warning the Sovipt nnion was ready to enter the Pacific war unless Tokyo accepted "the set up by the Allies." Quoting "generously well inform- ed dinlonhatic circles." the Turkish commentator said Moscow had de- manded that Japan give up all areas she has occupied to elim- inate the danger of Japanese assault bases against the Soviet'Union.' patches reported. Close-range fighting of unsur- passed intensity in the Pacific war raged among the ridges and caves outside Shuri and Yonabaru. Army patrols penetrated Yona- baru and found but few Japanese. Sheets of flame from grenade- ignited fuel shot out of the cave- lined bluffs guarding. Shuri. Out of the fire-lit caves and ridges ran Japanese, some of them 'aflame from head to toe. They fled to- ward Shuri. The main objective of the attack on Shuri was the 16th century castle built by coolie labor of Oriental kings. Marine combat S.-Sgt. William Boniface said drums of fuel were brought to the front line and hauled to the top of the ridges. The marines punched holes in the drums and poured the con tents do Continued ABOUT TIME Weather To Get A Little Warmer TEMPERATURE READINGS Low during: the night.......... -i-32 7.30 a.m., May 21 10.30 a.m., May 21 1.30 pan., May 21 This day .last year Manitoba's weather will remain fine for at least another 36 hours, becoming a little warmer on Tues- day, says the weatherman. The mean temperature in Winni- peg. Sunday, was 4G.5 degrees, more degrees below normal than seven for May 20. Halifax Enquiry Enters Fourth Day Halifax, May 21. Jus- tice Roy Kellock's judicial enquiry into the V-E day rioting here en- tered its fourth day today with prospects that the investigation would last some weeks. With three full days of the hear ings completed evidence had been received from R.C.M.P. eyewit- nesses and three photographers. One of the witnesses examined in today's hearing was Special Con- stable Jerry McAdam of the Halifax city police, who was on duty at the Ho'llis street liquor store thexnight of May 7. Around midnight, he said, a "gathering" broke windows in the store and entered it. The crowd consisted of navy men. civilian- and others: "The first I saw to en- correspondenl t naval he testified. Ten Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers testified at Satur- day's session of the enquiry com- mission. The mounties described missjon -ijle mounues cess Patricia's rums and poured the con- t] rajds Qn the liquor stores in the of Winnipeg, the Seaforth iwn the jagged coral bluffs. dty by the mixed throng of sailors. Hjgnia'nders and the Saskatoon PACIFIC civilians and members of the other Ljght Infantry. armed services. orjoch One, of the first submarines to surrender to the Navy was picked up at sea by the corvette HJW-C.a short time' later she was joined by the frigate H.M.C.S. Both put boarding parties on the sub to take her into a Newi land port. Three Winnipeg off icers in ing party. .Left to right above are: Sub..Lt Arnoia Stoker Joe BeauVais, Fisher Branch Man.; L.eut. F S Burbidge, Winnipeg, VictoriaviUe's first ueutenaAt and leader boarding party, and Lieut. (E) Bill Dean, Winnipeg, engineer v r U not know the icauii. UJILII afterwards. It was announced some time ago that counting of the ballots will be held up for that period to allow the service vote to come in. Canadians Join Victory March By MAURICE WESTERN Free Press War Correspondent The Hague, Holland, May 21. a ceremony probably unparalleled in military history, Canadian troops of the 1st and 3rd Canadian divisions, reinforced by composite battalions of the British 49th brigade and the Netherlands Princess Irene brigade, Monday, marched in a great victory parade through the streets of this enrap- tured city. The Royal Winnipeg Rifles shared with Le Regiment de la Chaudiere the coveted honor of representation in battalion strength, as the Cana- dians, marching 10 abreast, swung past the saluting base. With Gen- eral H. D. G Crerar. taking the salute, were Prince Bernhardt, rep- Italian patriots, carrying signs of welcome. Rrecl British Eighth army troops entering Monfalcome, 15 miles from Trieste, Italy, May 1. Yugoslavs Quit Carinthia; Tito Willing To Negotiate London, May 21. foreign office spokesman to- day hailed the withdrawal of Yugoslav troops from Austrian Carinthia as a hopeful sign in thn western Allies', dis- pute 'with Yugoslavia. resenting the House of Orange. The Winnipeggers were led by Winnipeg. As the AJlt TT Lieut-Col. Lockhart Fulton, of Birtle. Man. Among the officers taking part were Captain Robert Fortune, Major HarryCotton, Cap- tain Harry Badger, Major Charles Platts. Major David Campbell. Cap- tain William Aitken and the adju- tant. Captain Bill Strachan. all of parade was originally planned all the regiments were to march past the saluting base with arms at the slope. The Little Black Devils, as a rifle regiment, objected that that this was a departure fron. a long-established tradition. In con- sequence. the prairie unit was the only regiment in the parade which marched down Van Meerdervoort Laan with their rifles at the trail. Westerners Take Part. Other western units which par- eded in company strength despite the inclemency of this notorious Dutch %veather included The shaded areas of the map are those involved in the occupation dispute over Yugoslavia's tern-, torial claims. Marshal Tito is re- ported to have demanded that his troops remain in Trieste while ziving the Allies use of the port, and the British radio reported Tito has decided to withdraw his armed forces from the disputed sector of Carinthia (B) in Austria. Royal Party At Races London, May 21. (BUP) King and Queen Elizabeth were among the huge crowd which greet- ed the opening of the Ascot race meeting, the first since V-E day, today The king was dressed in a field marshal's uniform. The royal party arrived shortly before the start of the sixth race and were nven a big ovation. cess Patricia's Canadian the Prin Light In Lieht Infantry. Despite drenching rains, crowds of Hollanders were massed alon_ the march route for hours bef9re the distant sound of massed pipe bands heralded the approach of the Ottawa. May columns. Members of the Nether- lands underground told me that Monday's spectacle was unique m Dutch history. When the Germans came in 1940. there was no victory parade in the streets of. Hague and even fanatical Dutch Nazis failed in their efforts to arouse enthusiasm on the morrow of the air massacre of Rotterdam. In the Dutch capital of Amsterdam the invaders did stage 'a march of triumph through iilent cheerless streets. Outside Utrecht today I saw an- road back, ..There were no Sieg vate and major. road Heils this time. They were beaten. dispirited troops. The commanding fficer marched in front with a r m. dangling listlessly from his Navy pipe ion cart. an antiquated farmer's OF BERLIN London. May 21. nv radio said today that Dr. Arthur Wener, a German archi- tect persecuted by the Gestapo, has been named mayor of Berlin. Another optimistic sign was seen by Allied observers in a Soviet Tass agency despatch quoting Marshal Tito, premier of Yugo- slavia, as saying that his coun- try was willing to negotiate on the disputed presence of troops in Italy's Vcnezia Giul'ii province. "I declare that Yugoslavia is ready to co-operate and come to nn agrce- on a basis which will not be insulting or humiliating to Yugo- slavia." Tito told a Tass correspond- ent in Belgrade. At the same time, however, Tito expressed indignation and surprise over remarks by Marshal Sir Jlnr- old R L. G. Alexander following the refusal of Yugoslav occupation troops to quit Venizia Giulin. A Moscow despatch said the Soviet people learned of the Yugo- slav dispute today for the first time with publication in the official newspaper Pravdn of Alexanders statement and Tito's reply. Nq editorial comments appeared in Pravdo. but a from Moscow said relations between Dio Soviet and Yugoslav governments were consecrated and formulated in the Soviet- Yugosl.iv mutual assistance pact signed during Tito s recent stay in the Soviet capital. Despite the withdrawn! of Yugo- slav troops from Carinthia. a British foreign office commentator snd plans for the occupation of Austn.-i still had not Been completed. "The Hussias do not the British and the Americans in Aus- tria until the zones have been de- cided." he said. He denied suggestions that Russia's reply to Anfilo-Amorican requests for information about the unrecognized Austrian provisional. government was unsatisfactory. Though the government's forma- tion was announced over the Mos- cow radio, the Soviets have not recognized the regime, the spokes- man said. Rome despatches snid the main Yugoslav commands had been evacuated from Trieste, principal storm centre in the dispute. But. James E. Roper. British United TRIESTE Continued on Page 7. Column !5_ Navy Announces Pay For Pacific 21 Canada's 13.500 volunteer navy menwnowiU serve ui a fleet of 60 ships wiU receive Pacific pay bonuses rated at about a month A navy release said the cam- paign pay will go to those actually serving in the Pacific theatre of operations and the scale will run from 30 cents a day for seamen to SI a day for lieutenant-command- above The army scale, similar The release added: "This, follows the practice al- established by the Royal and brings Canadian rates into line with those of the States navy." Pacific pay rate of combat V monthly" for' United States troops and .monthly for United States combat infantry. Mr. Abbott gave details of the size and nature of the navy's Pacific force which will servo with the British fleet and will likely be under command of Capt. Harry G Dewolf, 42. Bedford, N.S.. assist- ant chief of the naval staff. Uganda in Action He referred to the fact that the cruiser Uganda already was on the spot and disclosed for the fit-it time that she had seen action with the British Pacific fleet. Mr Abbott also gave the follow- will be joined by'a sister ship, the Ontario, al- NAVY a Continued on Pace 7. Column 1 ;