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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1941, Lethbridge, Alberta FIRE RAZES SWEET GRASS B US I NESS AREA FINAL EDITION Weather CHANGE Winnipeg Wheat MAY CLOSE VOL 74 LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA SATURDAY MARCH 8 1941 20 PAGES AND COMICS SEEK END DIPLOMACY BorderTown Thompson Hotel 2 Cafes Liberty Theatre Among Buildings Destroyed BELIEVED CAUSE From Our Own Correspondent SWEET GRASS Mont March Grass twin town to Coutts Alta on the border suffered a 000 fire early this ning that razed much of its business district day as owners of property check their losses the debris is still smouldering and a close watch is being maintained against a sible further outburst No one was injured in the blaze DEFECTIVE WIRING The fire which appears to have originated from defective wiring in the Club cafe was no- first by the chef He was awakened by a of sions and sounded the alarm At that time shortly after 2 the fire was well advanced and the town being without fire fighting equipment little could be done to stem the spread of the blaze The oil refinery fire equipment LOSS Continued on Page Three Walker Denies Split In Ranks Of Independents March H Walker leader of the Independent group in the berta legislature today denied a statement by Premier in a broadcast last night that several of the opposition were willing to cross the floor of the house to the government side There is no split in our said Mr Walker We are 100 per cent united Routine Stuff To Canuck Sailors The Left Hand Corner Hungarian Partridge Dis- Factory In Ontario City Winter Birds N a letter to the Winnipeg Free Press J W Walker Hartney Man asks if disease has crept into the ranks of the Hungarian partridge stating that a friend had shown him five dead birds in a hole in the snow and that they were just bundles of feathers Holes containing dead Hungarians in twos and threes were also found In spite of this discovery Mr er states that there are plenty Huns still around the countryside The editor of the Chickadee Notes in the Free Press in reply in this Following the last great extension of range in Manitoba made by this introduced game bird from 1928 o 1933 when they reached north to The Pas and east beyond the boundary there was a precipitous decline in their bers and a sharp in their range towards the southwest corner of the province through area they had come from Saskatchewan in 1928 Even the central districts where the birds had been planted in registered declines but whether these were due to tion disease parasites predators or unfavorable nesting eather was never determined Coincident with the great reduction in Hun lumbers were decreases in numbers of the native grouse just as we had pre- would happen several years before again the mystic cycle was at work and no one say what caused it Bus At i Of Shipping Hon MacMillan Gives No- tice of Walker to Second It WILL MEAN LARGER RETURN FOR FARMERS I THE LEFI HANU Continued on Page 13 EDMONTON March Minister Millan gave notice in the berta legislature Friday he will propose a resolution Monday urging the federal government to adopt a policy for the 1941 wheat crop including a teed minimum price of 70 cents a bushel at shipping points Mr MacMillan said the lution will be seconded by 3 H Walker Independent house er The minimum price by the Canadian wheat board for 1940 wheat was 75 cents a bushel basis Fort liam the proposal if implemented would mean a considerably larger return for western farmers TEXT OF RESOLUTION Text of the resolution Whereas the 1941 crop year may well be the most crucial in the whole war period for farmers and ment alike and Whereas it is apparent to all thinking people that a ed and far-reaching plan for ing the 1941 crop will have to be put into effect and Whereas the Alberta government ASKS 70 CENTS Continued on Page Opposition Asks Details Of War Costs Hanson Complains Details of Expenditures are Not Submitted Offensive In Balkans Awaits Outcome Of Diplomatic Sparring Some Quarters Intimate Nazis Offer Greece antee She Can Retain All Territory Held at Out- break of Letter to Hitler in Greek Paper Declares Determination of Tiny Kingdom to Fight to the Death BELGRADE March 8 Diplomatic sources said tonight they had been informed that Greece had asked Turkey whether she is prepared to fulfill Turkish mutual assistance treaties should German troops attack Greece from Bulgaria A statement of Turkey's position with regard to the expected Nazi invasion of Thrace and eastern Macedonia has been sought from the Turkish foreign office by the Greek minister at Ankara these sources said Turkey and Greece signed a mutual assistance treaty in September 1933 which guarantees their frontier in Thrace and pledges use of military force to defend it They also are bound in mutual defence pledges by the 1934 Balkan entente treaty INTENSE DIPLOMATIC EFFORT SOFIA Bulgaria March Nazi soldiers on the Greek poised for action many appeared today to be making an intense end the war by diplomacy before resorting to force Some quarters intimated German gone so far as to offer Greece a guarantee she would retain all the territory she held at the outbreak of hostilities last Oct 28 There was no immediate reaction from Athens but previous diplomatic efforts to end the fighting in Albania have fallen flat Neutral military observers in Bulgaria predicted last night that German forces would drive into the Greek vinces of Macedonia and vital or tomorrow but any military offensive now pears to hinge on outcome of the diplomatic manoeuvres f en irl MEN WILLING TO AID ICE STAR CHAMPAIGN 111 March less than 2500 American men want to help Vera Hruba Czechoslovakian skating star avoid marrying her That many proposals the pretty skater said were received after the press publicized her plight She is threatened with deportation be- cause her passport as an tainer has expired OPPOSITION LEADER AND ILSLEY CLASH Heaving seas and decks awash make a spectacular picture to a landsman's this is routine stuff to men of the Canadian fighting ships who cane home this week from 10 months of service in European waters With them came of them untold for this is the silent many a daring rescue performed in weather such as shown in the top picture Those objects lashed to the plunging deck are the destroyer's weapon against underseas charges Multiple of the Canadian destroyers shown below have brought them through many a hot encounter with Nazi air attackers THREE GERMAN PLANES DOWNED IN FIGHTS OVER EAST COAST Nazi Officers In Morocco Observe Armistice Terms MADRID Spain March The Spanish press published a dis- patch from Casablanca today re- porting groups of German officers I believed to number more than 100 had arrived in Casablanca and j Rabat in French Morocco to ob- serve the application of armistice i terms I The dispatch said these German officers would control French administrative life economy and all matters directly or indirectly related to the war and armistice There wev no noticeable In thn commercial life of the protectorate the dispatch staling them are do for articles of necessity for shipment to France Bomber Clips Mast of ler and Plunges Into Sea LONDON March German bombers were shot down by fighter dogfights high over England's east coast today One bomber was downed off Lowestoft after raiding an east coast town Fighters rode the tail until it crashed into the sea six miles from shore Fighting planes chased another blazing bomber until it well into the channel The third machine wrecked five homes in an east coast town with bombs before it was shot down A fourth bomber was destroyed last night when a wing hit the most of a trawler plane crew drowned The trawler was damaged by a bomb on her stern Isolated bombings by individual raiders were reported at several points in East Anglia BEAT UP STUDENTS SAN FRANCISCO March 8 veteran police officers ed out in a lineup of 68 policemen were suspended temporarily from the force today accused of beating two Stanford University freshmen picked up as Skid Row vagrants last Saturday night A single raider aimed bombs at an east Scottish coast town They fell on ground and injured some workmen The plane ran into heavy anti-aircraft lire and made off over the sea Raiders also were over South Wales in the late afternoon Other German planes were re- j ported seen over the south coast i and the east Midlands The raids put the air war back in motion after a quiet night in which a communique declared that aside from very slight activity by enemy aircraft off our coast ing the darkness there is nothing to report By FRANK FLAHERTY Press Staff Writer OTTAWA March were the order of the day as the house of commons adjourned for the week-end with the war appropriations still before it in resolution form Conservative House Leader son protested the government had failed to submit detailed estimates of war expenditures and Jean cois Pouliot Lib tested employment of uniformed of- of the armed forces in tine office work Finance Minister Ilsley told Mr Hanson it was to handle war appropriations as detailed mates because some of them related to secret matters and because at the best they were only guesses There are some pilot officers who only pilot files Mr Pouliot said some flying officers who only fly to the door and I could continue at great length I do not see why a should wear a uniform when he is ing duties which were performed yesterday by a young girl in clothes duties which may be formed tomorrow by the same young girl This is not the army at all LOOK TO TURKS FOR AID Greek diplomatic informants here said yesterday Greece ab- will fight any German invasion and expressed hope that if the Nazis did invade Greece Turkey would hit them in the Hank Germany continued to exert heavy diplomatic pressure on Turkey and Yugoslavia in an effort to swins those two nations into the Axis sphere Some Axis informants took the position Yugoslavia was more or less a side issue but others said locomotives machinery and rewards were being offered to Turkey in return for a break with Britain sources claimed British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden had failed to obtain a definite promise from the Greeks to on during his recent visit in Athens and declared that Turkey was friendly with Germany despite her ties with Britain OFFENSIVE on page Three TURKEY CONTINUES TO BOLSTER HER OFFENCES PRESS IS STILL DEFIANT ISTANBUL March 8 i have been stopped at the Bulgarian Turkey continued defence measures j border other newspapers reported OPPOSITION Continued on Page Three Warns Canada Of Possible Attacks By Japan Russia VANCOUVER March W C Woodward executive assistant to Munitions Minister Howe told the Women's Canadian Club Friday that Russia and Japan will never be friends with Great Britain and predicted that Canadians will feel the hardships of war in the next year Woodward said he spoke as a private individual and not in his of- capacity with the government It is impossible to become war conscious without first he told his luncheon audience but mark my words we Canadians will suffer in the next year Russia Is not going to go against Hitler Both Russia and Jiipan will never be friends with Great he added today as her statesmen made ready to state the country's position in the tense situation Istanbul authorities ordered line and other inflammables stored underground and several cities pre- pared for air raid tests The press continued to express defiance of Germany and to urge Yugoslavia to resist Axis overtures The newspaper There is only one way to keep Yugoslavia from throwing herself into the arms of her enemies That is a British force of in Salonika The newspaper Vatan declared Turkish troops kept diers occupied in the First Great War and asked Will Germany fall into a trap by inviting the same kind of opposition Turkey is stronger militarily than in the last war the paper said and in addition now has an aily who has command of the seas If Germany does fall afoul of Turkey the paper declared she will be giving England the chance she is waiting for Fifty carloads of goods for Turkey Foreign Minister Sukru is to give a statement on Turkey's foreign policy Monday be- fore a closed session of the People's party the only legal political party in the country Premier Refik Saydam will make a declaration in parliament 1941 Wheat Policy To Be Known Soon Announcement of ment's Plan May Come on Tuesday BONUS SCHEME IS SUGGESTED By R K CARNEGIE Canadian Press Staff Writer OTTAWA March With a double-barrelled an- on the government's wheat policy scheduled for next week possibly Tuesday by Trade Minister MacKinnon and culture Minister Gardiner sages have gone out to ture ministers of the prairie provinces to come to Ottawa for further discussions The problem confronting the is to provide a price for wheat that will enable ers to carry on and at the same time not result in an increased age that would pile up a wheat plus out of all proportion to storage space available The government has hesitated to insist on limiting wheat acreage officials said but it doubtless has the power to take such action under the War Measures Act The cabinet is considering an acreage bonus on land lowed or used to grow hay ly Manitoba farmers put 17 per cent of their acreage to and 10 per cent to hay or 27 per cent altogether Saskatchewan 28 per cent to and three per 1941 WHEAT Continued on Page Three Italians Report Duce Warship Sunk In Mediterranean ROME March An Italian warship of medium tonnage was reported by the Italian high command today to have sunk in the ean from an unascertained The announcement said many of the crew were saved NEWS BULLETINS MANY PLANES REPORTED OVER LONDON DISTRICT LONDON March air alarm which quickly drew a heavy accompaniment of anti-aircraft fire was sounded in London tonight and many planes were reported over one district of the city Falling bombs shook one district soon after the alarm sounded and it was reported six or seven waves of planes passed overhead ADVANCE TOWARDS HARAR TO CUT JIBUTI RAILWAY CAIRO Egypt March military men said today a South African column which entered Ethiopia from Italian land after the capture of was advancing in the direction of and Diredawa with the apparent intention of cutting rail communications between Addis Ababa and Jibuti Jibuti in French Somaliland is a Red Sea port and terminus of the railroad from Addis Ababa SAYS NAZIS PLANNING BUILD PLANE FACTORIES IN FRANCE NEW YORK March political representative In the United States of Gen De Gaulle leader of the Free French forces with Britain charged today that Germany is preparing to set up aircraft factories in unoccupied France in violation of the German-French armistice terms REFUSE PROHIBIT TRANSFER MODERN U.S CRAFT WASHINGTON March Administration forces ing for senate passage of the British aid by nightfall refund today to prohibit the transfer of modern States naval sels and aircraft except planes under construction which could be replaced in six months NOT MANY GERMANS LEAVE POLAND ALIVE WHEN WAR TORONTO March B Karski spokesman of thrae Polish aeronautical technicians recently arrived In Canada said today he did not believe many Germans in Poland will leave the country alive when the war Is over Karski is an assumed name taken so that retaliation may not be carried out against relatives in Poland
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