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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CHINESE REDS BATTER GOVT. FORCES FINAL EDITION Weather Afeorte AXD VOL. 108. LETHBRLDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 18 PAGES Youngster Walks Again Little Dickie Landry, who lost both legs when run over by a train, is supported by Head Nurse Evelyn Drinkwine at the Lynn. Mass- hospital as he walks for the first time since the accident. Lynn residents raised to provide him with artificial limbs for the rest of his life. MEAT SUPPLIES DWINDLING Heavy Firing, Changchun Carr Can't Be Found Women Inmates Promise To Behave PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man-. April ialf of the provinces' resources had been given away by the federal government to private interests. The government had permitted depletion of Umber resources in the 'two provinces through timber slashing, without any reforestation, without any thought of protecting CHnKGKIKG, April Communist forces today drove deeper into the em- battled Manchnrian city of Changchun as government forces tottered under powerful blows from Red armies massed around the city. A fragmentary dispatch from Tom Masterson, Associated Press correspondent, announced the fall of the Yamato hotel in Changchun where Maj. Robert B. Rigg. assistant military at- tache, and his aide were stay- ing. Masterson and four other United States newspapermen also were cut off in the city. GARRISON THREATENED Gunfire roared through the streets of Changchun. Communist forces threatened to overwhelm the small national garrison fighting from sandbag defences in the centre of the city. Government planes dropped urgently-needed ammunition to the besieged force. Gen. Marshall. United States en- voy, headed for Chungking after receiving reoorts on the Mancaurtan situation during a bnef stopover at Peiping ea route from the United States. In Yenan. Communist head- quarters said its forces had "en- tirely annihilated" the 87th Dni- sion'of the government's First Army at Pameincheng. strategic city 29 miles west of Szepingkai.) The Isc Army is plodding slowly northward afoot from Szepingkai to trv to assist government forces zr. Changchun, but observers here and at Peiping doubt the capital cau hold out until help arrives. Yester- day's dispatches placed the army 80 miles south of Changchun. Marketings Capt. Lunan At Standstill Questioning SASI CARR OTTAWA, April The crown was on record today as saying it has tried for some time to locate Sam Carr of To- ronto, national organizer of the Labor-Pi ogi essive sarty, as a. witness in Canada's espionage trials but has had no success. That statement came from J. R. Cartwright of Toronto, spe- cial crown council, last night after Igor Gouzenko. former cipher clerk at the Russian em- bassy, identified Carr as a Rus- sian agent during more than an hoar's testimony in the con- spiracy case of "Dr. David Shu- gar, 30. of Toronto, former naval anti-submarine expert. Magistrate Glenn Strike adjourn- ed the case until today but said he would not be ready before next Tuesday to give his decision as to whether Shugar shnuM stand trial on the single charge against him. CARR CANT (Continued on Page Two.> Packing Chains Stand Firm Mystery Is Solved on Policy Refusing Pay Prices Asked TORONTO. April in Toronto reported todav that meat buying in some instances has reached panic pro- j portions as -topplies here and j elsewhere throughout the coun- trr dwindled to a mere trickle. The shortage followed adop- j tion by the large packing chains i of a policv of retnsing to pay j prices for "live caUie mat would not afford them a margin on I sales of dressed meat at Prices j Board ceilings. SHORTAGES REPORTED Such Ontario points as London, i Woodstock and Windsor reported j shortage of meat ya retail stores. At; Vancouver a severe shortage in ten j days is predicted unless cattle; marketings return to normal. In Toronto, President John Xing I of the city's retail butchers' associ-' ation charged that more, than half j the meat cow aemg sold in the city "is black, market stuff being sold behind counters at higher than ceiling prices." He predicted the majonty of butcher shops here will be without beef Saturdav. Cattle trade on the Toronto live- stock market was dull again this morning and fresh receipts amount- ed to onlv ten head of cattle, ten of veal calves and 100 hogs. j CATTLE LEFT UNSOLD There were 700 head of cattle j left unsold on the Toronto live- j stock market lass night. MarkeCngr i As Skeleton Found CAPPOQCTX. WalerTord. Sire, AprU 35 years vil- lagers of Cappoquin believea that stchd six foot :nch Thomas Burton, one of their own folk, had been living in the United States perhaps a wealthy man. When one winter's moming in 1911 he slipped away, it was be- lieved he 'had rulfiUsd his in- going to the United States to make his fortune- But Hurron never left Cap- poquin. His skeleton, wnii crumbling bits of clotStne. the rosary he his keys and his penknife were found .'n an isolated, dried-up dram in a wood, four miles from the vil- laee. SXs widow died to 1938 con- vinced thai any day her hus- band would return. Appears as Witness in Es- pionage Case of Prof. Halperin Deadlock At Food Parley OTTAWA. April Capu David Gordon Lunan left the witness stand todar in the espionage case of Prof. Israel Halperin of Queen's University after objecting to answering questions on the ground that it violated his oath of secrecy be- fore the royal commission on espionage. Alleged head of a ceQ of Roc- Stan agents, said to include Hal- perin, balked when the crown asked him if he had met Lt. CoL former assistant military attache at the Russian embassy. Magistrate Glenn Strike said there were "reasonable grounds" for Lonan's request to consult his lawyer, H. Cartwright of i Kingston, and permitted him M leave the stand to do so. i An attempt will made I the meantime to hare him leased by the commission from his oath. GIVEN PROTECTION i Lunan took the sutnd under pro- tection of the Canada Evidence Act wh-ch rales thai nothing he -----Over Contributions say .could later he used agaffiST, him. i of cattle _ reported at a stand- j still at Calgary and Edmonton. Bert McDonald. president ol the Toronto livestock exchange, commission __________ y commitred for he j was held in contempt of COUTL at WASHINGTON, April j last month for -_ to answer questions in the to MARKETINGS (Continued on Page Two.) BRITAIN OPPOSES 'POtJSH DEMAND FOR U.N. BREAK WITH FRANCO SPAIN Locomotive Blows Mexican and French Dele- King Distributes Up, Two Killed StJBBtTRT, Ont, April men were killed and another seriously injured early today when the boiler of a Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive blew up while haul- ing a freight load to Sudbury from Bay. The dead are: Cleve Eaton, 52. North Bay. engineer of the tratn; Anjas McKinnon, Minnow Lake, head trainman. Wilfred Balec of North Bay is in hospital suffering severe burns. The accident occurred near Rniaford, about five miles east of here, at a.m. The ex- plosion derailed the engine and two cars. HOUSE RISES (Continued on Page Two.) NO HERALD ON FRIDAY Friday, April 19, being Good Friday and a statutory holiday, the Herald wfll not publish. Important news events will be bulletined as usuaL TROOPS ON THE MOVE (By The Canadian Press) Homeward bound: gates Support Poland Request By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER NEW YORK, April Sa Alexander Cadogan, British delegate, expressed opposition today to the Polish proposal for a concerted break in diplomatic relations with Franco Spain as the United Nations security council resumed debate on that controversial subject. Britain thus lined up beside the Netherlands in opposing Po- land's demand. Poland thus far has the'support of the Mex- ican and French delegates on the council. cannot admit that the ease so far made against the Spanish government has established such a threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of agzres- sion and I do not therefore con- sider that it is appropriate to ask-now for a collective sever- ance of diplomatic Sir Alexander said. Maundy Gifts I tries met vesterday at another- of a long series of meeting of the. Combined Food Board. But they; failed again to agree on what, eacn j should co m the way of contnhut- isg wheat and flour to famine-'. areas. Agriculture Secretary Anderson of, the United States has ready aa. i order to cut American supplies of Gour 25 per cent, but he is with- holding his signature pending; further efforts or the three coun- tries to agree on joins relief efforts. U-S. VIEW The United States government is of Fred Hose, Xabor- inember of pariiamfins I for Montreal Garner who sow also nns been committed for r-ial uncer the official secrets act. Igor Gouzenko, former cipher clerk at the Soviet embassy was on. stand most d the testifying in the Halperin case arid also as farstr witness ta the of Scdl3- Xadn Poland, -which, was -started. interruption in tfcs Hsl- taJuug the position that the major) f burden Js failing upon tbe United h- LONDON, April a rit- aca taat Canada anri Btt- ".5 ual dating back 261 years to wnen j contribute more than I James H "washed, wiped ana kissed t have offered, the fees of 52 poor men with -won- jt 15 the official view here that derful the today i ooth Britain and Canada coulc distributed" Royal Maundy gifti of deeper into tneir reserves and re- 51 for each year of his duce their cansazapUaa lurther. 51 needy men and a like j Meanwhile. President Truman s number of wcanec. j famine emergency comautiee cail- The men and women, in addition ed On government to aacnt still more ngic food meas- ures. The international Gcusenko was sUH te the noon adjournment. Halpenn, a native of Toronto, elected trial by jury on dsazges of conspiracy asS breafcng tJie offi- i ciai secrets act by and docuinents ed to be useful to Bussia. Magistrate Glenn Strike said -33- day ne had not reacted a as to committal of Duniford Hull. Que.. national researcii cil engineer, and adjoamec taa- to the token coins, received S10 each in lieu of former gifts of food and clothing. The Sing himself per- formed the service at Westmiilster over food arises from lact, tnat Abbey. uhiie Britain docs not hold grain i stocks anvwijere near her normal, sis; months' resene. Untied States' officials believe Britain stili couic, cut presen; Holdings. STANDS' BY OFFER. i Britain on the other hir.d, told i the three-power food board tnat i she still stands on her cfier to j j ratian bread if tee United States' CAPT. fContinued on Page Charges Errors Police Evidence In Barrs Trial emergency. Britain did offer co divert from moragas he began his umnung own counsel C. Dnlted Siates Wipe Out Priorities On Air Travel OTTAWA. April Granting of priorities for air travel on domestic lines tn Canada has been abolished, ef- fective at midnight Wednesday, Reconstruction Minister Hove has announced. Due at Halifax Lady Rodney (Fridaj) with 497 array aad navy j personnel. The Polish delegate. Lange, terday eil call relations with the government. Sir Alexander indicated in his talk that something was being done in Spam to uproot the German in- fluence there, which was part of the Polish case asainst Spain. He this was betas: done at the Instance grain -a-ould I Chevrolet, Auto Pioneer, Suicides who have appeared m the case. Mr. Blacchard, K.C.. Mr. Smith de- clared, 'are harvested. Two crown witnesses. Martin Os- i Canaoian and American eov- tergaard and A. K Bjornabo. were ernments too-: the offer accer con- called zs court opened at a m, They were the las; of 57 SWEDISH KING ILL i urging STOCKHOLM. April