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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SOVIET, IRAN REPLIES ARE AWAITED FINAL EDITION WeaiKer CUAJUXG LATZB VOL. 94. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 14 PAGES TIDAL WAVE DEATH TOLL MAY BEACH 300 Gallantry At Hong Kong Brings Posthumous V. C. To 'Peg Soldier 0 ATT C.S.M. Osborn Smothers Jap Grenades to Save Comrades; WAlJXlOliy O X XC X ACl VY O.XA t -I...- I........................1...II I A _ _ Council Crisis Byrnes Given Renewed As- surance of Truman's Support on Impasse By JOHN M. HIGHTOWKR NEW 1'OKK, April State Secretary Byrnes turned back to United Nations head- quarters today from a White House conference believed to. have given him renewed assur- ance of President Truman's sup- port in grappling with develop- ments in the Iranian crisis. Expectation among top dip- lomats here is that these de- velopments, even though they mar include a message from Russia replying to security coun- cil inquiries about Iran, prob- ably -will not break the crisis but merely advance it to a new stage." NO SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE These authorities believe Iran's demands 02 the council likely will not be substantially changed by Premier Ahmed Qavam m his re- to the same inquiries. Premier Qavain yesterday reaffirmed the nosition of Ambassador Hussein as his fully authorized spokesman here. Anglo-American policy in prep- aration for tomorrow's council ses- sion, aresumablv confirmed by Byrnes'" talfc with" Mr. Truman yes- terday, is reliably reported to be LIKELY If both Russia and Iran say So- viet troops are being withdrawn i from Iran and are not being used to mSuence the Iranian ment in considering Russian de- mands for oil concessions and the like, the council should accept the answers as satisfactory and saelve the "case temporarily. Moscow and Tehran then" would continue with direct negotiations, being asked only to renort to the security council at some'future stage. SEE NO BREAK (Continued on. Page Two.) Discuss P.O.W. And Japanese For Beet Labor OTAWA. April Labor department is surveying Japanese in western Canada and H considering, with other auth- orities, retaining German prison- ers of war in Canada to assist in providing labor for western On- tario sugar beet farms. Labor Minister Mitchell said yesterday in the commons. In a written reply to questions bv R. J. Henderson (P.C_ Lamb- Mr. Mitchell said special interviews were being conducted with unemployed per- sons and local meetings were be- ing held to disr'is1: methods of meeting labor Plans also under discus- sion with beet growers and refineries regarding the estab- lishment of a minimum wage and providing suitable accommoda- tion for workers. McNAUGHTON IS NAMED TO ATOM BODY OTTAWA, April Gen. McXanghton, former de- fence minister, has been ap- pointed Canadian representa- tive on the United Nations Or- ganization's atomic energy com- mission, Gen. rvicNanghton, who re- signed as defence muster in August, 1945, has been serving as joint chairman of the Can- ada-United States joint de-, fence board. TJ-N'.O. made provision at its January meeting for the estab- lishment of a commission to control the use of atomic energy. Provision also was made that the commission tronld be com- posed of members of the 11-inan security council and Canada when Canada was not a member of the council. The oTder-in-council appoint- ing Gen. McXaughton, one-time commander of the 1st Canadian army, passed earlier in the day. The Left Hand Corner. Scotland's National An- them Mr. Attlee's Union India's Mil- lions. Peace River Rail Outlet In House SEVERAL interesting possibili- ties emerge from the an- nouncement that our Royal Familv. King George. Queen Elizabeth, and the two Princesses, will pay a visit to South Afnca in the spring of 1947 observes the London correspondent of the Otta- wa Journal. One is thai, if as seems probable the Royal visitors are sul! in the Union after April 21, Princess Elizabeth's coming of age as heiress to the throne may be celebrated on South African Such a happy conjunction of events would add greatly to the general enthuii- asni aroused. Another strong possibility is that, as suggested some days ago. the .Duke of Gloucester's term ss Australian governor general is likely to be cat short, with Ad- Mountbaiten as hit prob- able successor, in order that the duie may be in London during the king-'s absence, and able to act as his brother's Royal deputy on suitable occasions. This is the first time our Royal Family made an Empire ex- cursion of this nature a whole. Queen Victoria never saw any part of tne vast Oversea Eznpue over which she reigned. It was King Ed- ward VII who set the admirable and imaginative precedent of Dominion tours. ACCOUNT Tune Magazine) After 134 years, the U.3. has paid the last instalment on the bill for B> GEORGE KITCHEN. Canadian. Press Staff Writer. OTTAWA. April gov- ernment promise to consider the building of a railroad from the Peace River district of northern British. Columbia and Alberta to the Pacific coast today was on records'Of tne commons. "The undertaking was given lass night by Transport Minister Chev- rier as he completed a. day-long deoate on. a resolution by William Irvine IC.CJF_ Cariboo) calling upon the government to consider the project as a means of opening the north, country. ASSIST CRIPPLES It was the first "private day" oi the session and the house devoted four hours to discussion of j the Peace River railway line, with more tban a dozen members speak- i ing, before turning to a resolution i moved by Lionel Bertrand Terrebonne) for a government scheme of paymeits to assist in- capacitated persons who had diffi- culty finding employment. John Blackmore (SC., Leth- bridge) said his party supported the resolution and he could not help remarfc about the difference that had come OVPI- the house in the last ten jears. Ten years ago the Social Credit party was sneerra as for the distri- bution of purchasing power among the people through monthly grants of S25. The resolutio i called for expendi- ture of more S25 a month, and yet the mover had been given a good hearinir. Dr. Pierre Portneuf) said the resolution cr.Hea for grants to cripples calj. but the Social Credit had colled for payments to everyone, crippled or not. As a medical man he was proud to second the resolution. Prune Minister Mackenzie King announced the revocation of the order-m-council under which sus- pects in the Soviet-inspired spy PE'ACE RIVER {Continued on Page Two.) Army Photo; :Herald Engraving, Prom, stories told by Winnipeg Grenadiers who were -Kith Com- pany Sergeant-Major John Robert Osbom, Canada's newest V.C. winner. Sergeant Robert Bruce, staff artist of Public Relations 10, "Winnipeg, has graphically portrayed in the above drawing the guts, action which took place when Osbom died to save men of tile "WimipeE Grenadiers who always were "bJs boys." At the left is shown the late CSM. John Robert; Osbom. This picture was taken wnile the Grenadiers were in Jamaica, before the regiment went to Hong Kong. OTTAWA, April award of the Victoria Cross, posthumously to CS3L Joha Robert Osbom oi Vital. 3Iaft, tras for tht earliest Canadian V.C. deed of the last-ditch stand against hopeless odds as the Canadians fought the prim battle of Honit Kong. CSM. Osborn. wno died heroicaKy_ on the morning jolLDcc. J9, IStL, wac a member of 'the Winnipeg Grenadiers, and it was is returning to "the Japanese their own grenades, that be won Canada's 15th Victoria Cross of the Second Great War, defence Jieadonarters revealed last night. A total of 115 V.C.'s bars been awarded in the Second Great War to Empire heroes. SMOTHERS GRENADE Standing coolly in a shell-hole at Hong Kong, the 42-year-old gas casualty of the First Great War tossed back at the Japanese the grenades which were flying around him and Snaily saved the lives of Judge Delays His Decision On Dr. R. Boyer MONTREAL, Rene Theberge today postponed until Monday decision on whether he will order Dr. Raymond Boyer to voluntary statement. Dr. Boyer, former McGill chemistry professor and member of the National Research Coun- cil staff, is charged under the Official Secrets Act with con- spiracy and communicating; in- formation to Soviet Russia. Judge Theberge save his an- nouncement in his chambers Dr. Bojer and defence and crown counsel were present. Judge Theberge said he had not had time to complete reading the evi- dence. On his appearance for prelimi- nary hearing last Monday be- fore Jndse Theberge, Dr. Boyer through his counsel accepted as evidence the deposition be save in Ottawa, before the royal com- mission investigating espionage activities. many of his comrades by falling j ueg. on another grenade which Sad i landed too far away to return and! which exploded killing him. Osborn. a fattier of five, a. native of Norfolk, Eng., aad came to Canada after being gassed in Use First Great "War. He had railroaded, farmed and besn oa re- lief m Western Canada. His wife lives a; St. Vital, suburb of WInai- See No Early Settlement U.S. Strikes' f Official Toll Now 93 With Island of Hilo Chief and California Lashed by 10 to 100 Foot of Dollars I Damage in Hawaiian Islands HILO, Hawaii. April (A.P.) once-beautiful chy of exposed to the full fury of .the tidal which yesterday lashed vast areas of the eastern Pacific and left at least 93 dead, was on short rations 1 today as rescue squads dug through ruins on its once busy waterfront district. Scores are missing, and in the island of Hawaii alone at least 4.GOG are homeless. A naval officer expressed fears the death toll in Hilo might reach 300, but there were indications the final figure would be considerably short of this estimate. Damage throughout the disaster zone, stretching from the Aleutians westward to Midway, eastward to California and southward to Hawaii and Johnston Island, ran into millions of dollars. 1 A submarine earthquake sent giant swells fanning out from the North Pacific at 400 to 500 miles an hour early yesterday. Beaches on Hawaii, the Aleutians and California were lashed by 10 to 100-foot waves. The death toil: HAWAIIAN bodies recovered at Hilo; nine on Oahu, seven on 3Iaui and six oa Kauai islands. UNTMAK. THE men swept to sea from the Scotch Cap lighthouse. CALIFORNIA One man swept to sea from the Santa Cruz beach. Hany were missing in Hilo and in rural Laupahoehoev but the number was not known. HOMELESS More tban 4.000 homeless streamed Into hastily establish- GALLANTRY (Continued on Page Two.) Soviet Magazine Charges Drew Openly Calls For War XEW YORK. April Jfo quick settlement of the three "newest major TrJsiietT States labor disputes was indicated to- dav as transit strikes in Detroit and Akron. O., continued to cripple public transportation and a work stoppage in the soft coal mines kept idle workers. RESTJ3IE NEGOTIATIONS Bituminous operators aad John IU. Lewis' United iiine Workers, Amer- ican Federation oi "Labor, planned to resume contract nsgotuitiOES m Washington althfiugo. spokesmen for both, fides expressed belief no pro- gress was made in yesterday's ccn- Tne stoppage became ef- ed refugee centres where they were provided food and cSothras. Territorial GOT. Ingrain Stain- back inToked the Hawaiian de- fence act "for tile safeguarding of life and property and the preservation of law and in wave-ravaged areas- There some hope that Hilo's death toll might not reach (Continued, on Page Buildings In HiloTSmashed To Pieces by Series of Waves DOUGLAS LOVELACS buSdicss. Screams cJ the HILO, Hawaii, April j crunchibg or wood arti the shatter- iio's seismic ware death toll tang oT glass filled :fce air. (Continued on. Page T DEATHS TESXEBDAY CBv The Canadian Press.) FRANKFURT, Germanv Msgr. Cesare Orsemgo, 73. Papal KuncJO to Germany dunne the period of Nazj opposition to the Roman Catholic church. NEW Edward B Sheldon 60. noted playwright. P ARLIAMENTAR Y MOSCOW, April Soviet magazine Xew Times said in an article today that Premier George Brew of On- tario "openly called for war against the Soviet Union in a Toronto speech March 10." "At first he began frightening; his hearers" with a statement that the Soviet Union was pre- paring: to carry out no more and no less than the invasion of Canada." the article bv Maj.- Gen. Michael GslskiJcss? saifi. "But right here he hastened io calm his audience with the statement: 'The army of Russia will be ineffective ajainst the overwhelming air forces and mobile tanks of a. land army.' "This is only dressme. but the real dish is the aim of quickly crushing the Soviet Union with the help of tanks and aviation. Eat this idsa is sat new, it's only plagiarism from the Hit- lerite blitzkrieg plans. "But this new adventure plan, like its Hitlerite prototype, is also doomed io the arti- cle concluded. In a Toronto address March 3, Premier Drew said tha; "tlie bare. unvarnished truth is that unless Russian aggression is stopped we are in the front "One nation ana one nation alone threatens the peace of the world." S ABSENTEEISM INCREASES Hilo's might have besn in the thou- sands had it struck two or three hoars later than it did. The swells engulfed Hilo's waterfront business district the city slowly was waltins to life yesterday. A little later, employees and shoppers would hare thronged warehouses and stores in the arcs. iiic The warning given by the two fective Monday aad uruaediately its smaller of Hilo's three -saves saved -Sects were felt in she steel Indus-' hundreds -who had tune to flee from i I the waterfront. j IQUIQUE. Chile. April 1 Buses ard street cars In Detroit' first wave Inundated 50 feat; -waves pounded some sections I remained icle for the second day along the of it i of chneEn coast, and the ssa. as a stalemate developed in the wage 1 park and warehouse areas. Ones ci, receded leraporaruy beyond ..Be oisDute betweer A Amal-' warcing sounded and people boiled, normal shore line in otner regions Sfmaied Sec-, ta to the streets in a inad rush for j during aoal cissarbancss earsy to- me Railway and Motor Coach Srn- higher ground day. oloyees of America and the Detroit! Tea minutes later, a second. larger t oarage was reported a, of 'trees railwavs struck, driving 100 yards deep- resorts, acd panic re- o. street rajuais r Srnasi5ing frailer s residents of soma The union, which called the strips and strewme mud. coral i rnasi from. HIGH WAVES POUND CHILE SHORELINE the premier "Russian aggres- sion is following the same pattern and using same method as Germany used before outbreak of the war which we so recently won. negotiations would be held j strucsj_a towerme angry 20- tason Crusoe's Island." 600 miles the workers remained front! oj -aster rushing in irorn Residents cf the tceir lobs Jeffries and the com- i tce north at jnrred'bie speed. i island iled to the hills. No cssual- pany said tee operators' demand BUILDINGS SMA5HSI? ties as yet teen reported, ass. must be submitted to arbitration, j j- smashes tc ssaither- j no estiniate of damage savea. ccns as it coiled ants wniplasnea AS the sea rececec more two blocks -ieso .iito :he city ai' than 50 yarcs Jrraa the naTJaai a. -wave of shoreline. William HaiiH who rescued his Normal conou-ons rsturnea mother and two otfcer w-ojiseri from about two hours, although, a hotel, said. t paraiso reported taat Use alers "We heard the water crash. Into continued along the entire The transit tieups in both Detroi: ar.d Alcron irjcoiivenienced hundreds of thousands with several industrial plants reporting increased sSbsen- teeism. In Alcrori. the sinking CI O. i Legion of Merit For GC. Davidson OTTAWA, April Finance Minister Ilsley said to- day in the commons recent price increases authorized by the Prices Board "will undoubtedly mean a modest increase" in the cost of living but will enable Canadians to preserve the eco- nomic advantages gained from nearly five years of self-disci- pline on the economic front. The increase also would pro- consumers and producers a'iKe "from the economic and social dislocation which wonld surely develop if present infla- tiouary pressures were given free rein." INTXATIOX DANGER In a 1.300-word statement on price .control. Mr. Osley warned that the danser of m3ation still was "ver- j great- and reiterated the govem- i ment's pnce nolicy for the transi- period was to give a "reasonable costs prevent inflation. "I would like to appeal to this house and to the Canadian people for continued support of measures we are satisfied are necessary if economic stability is to be main- tained, if the real value of our cur- rency and our bonds is to be pro- tected, and if the bankruatcy end unemployment resulting from a price boom followed by a price col- lapse are to be avoided." Mr. Hslev referred to the recent action of the Prices Boara m auth- orizing increases in celling prices for iron and steel, for con- sumer articles made from those pro- ducts, and for butter, port and vari- ous pulD and paper products other than newsprint. Producers of lumber also will be penrifed to charge higher pnces. aithojisjh wholesalers' and retailers' ceilings remain unchanged. z of stabjilitv to Imng costs CLOTHING PRICES UP while creating condition favorab'.p He sair1 that, during the next to a lush !evel of employment ana three or four months "small" m- producaon." i creases will tafee place in the rctaal 1 wish to reiterate that the prices of clotiung and fumjahmes RC venjRient has no intention of put- conseanent uoan the governinsr.r's tins :nt-, effect what some political (decision to eliminate subsidies on oiLzr groups are advocating, irnports of raw cotton and wooL 'he removal, wholly or sub- starsfsally, of pnce control. "We believe that pnce control oraincus, more devastating SOVIET 'Continued oa Page Two.5 and an hoar boost. j discuss thrc-ughout the 1 countrv kept idle approximateiv 1 BULLETINS Ribbentrop Angrily Admits to Court Duce Upbraided on Mercy to Jews By D3 LUn an industrial accident March 1. SASK. GOVT. HOUSING SCHEME REGUfA. April C-C.F. nndertafee a prorinctal housinjc scheme costing mHlicns of dollars and envisaging permanent modern rental homes in selected areas with park and shopping centres, If financing arrangements completed with federal authorities, Reconstractioa Monster J. H. Sturdy said today. McFVOR ARRIVES IN I.OXDOX FOR PAKlET LONDON. April George H. Mdvor. chief cwn- missioner of the Canadian Wheat Board, arrived here by air today attend the 27-natiea 1EWSP4PERS .FWSFAPFR! ;