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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION Weather .VOL. 109. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1946 20 PAGES CANADA TAKES STEPS TO FEED HUNGRY Sam Carr Is BRIG. LISTER IS Oats, Wheat Tossed OutiiHasDateWithTrumanlNature OfJAre Made Available Labor Progressive Terminates Tenure of Organizer TORONTO, April national executive of the Labor-Progressive party an- nounced that Sam Carr, na- tional organizer for the party, "ceases to hold any office in the Labor-Progressive partv as of April 15; 1346." Carr, sought by federal auth- orities for questioning in con- nection with the espionage trials, has" been missing for some weeks since he was originally given leave of absence for medical reason last January. The statement by the Labor- Prpgressive national said that with the exception of one letter from Montreal during February "Carr has .not since communicated his whereabouts to the national office." CARR STILL- SOUGHT Federal authorities hold a sub- poena, for Carr, in connec- tion with the esoionage trials. At the trial at Ottawa "Wednesday of i Dr. David, Shugar it was testified by -Igor Gouzenko. former Russian' embassy cipher clerk, that Carr was i. Russian agent. The party statement said: "Sam Carr, whose health had failed to improve after a stay in the south last January, was granted a further leave of absence upon his return, by the national oSiee of the party. In. asking for the extended leave Carr reported that his doctor advised as a 'mlrrimiiTn a further six weeks of treatment with complete rest. Leave of absence was there- fore granted until April lo with the understanding, however, that in view of the imminence of the party's national convention, he would re- turn- to work before that date if his health improved sufficiently. "With the exception of one letter from Montreal during' February, Sam Carr has not since communi- cated his whereabouts to the na- tional office. The period for which leave-was granted now has expired. No word has been" received from him to "indicate ais return, in spite of the fact that ha has been sub- poenaed-, to appear "before the--royal commission. Police Puzzled By Mystery Of Empty Coffins PITTSBURGH. April Police are puzzled over the mys- tery of six rough boxes, handles and all. six black hoods and a dead dog, which they dug up yesterday. A farmer plowing a field near Springtown road not- iced six spots of ground tbai had been freshly tramped down, as if by a large number of persons. In each hole police found a coffin, all empty, except the last, whfch contained the "body of a small dog shot to death. SAM CASH {ConiicJLied on Page Two.) Vancouver Runs Short of Meat VANCOUVER; April W. Pearson, general manager here for Swift Canadian company, pre- dicted that present meat stocks in Vancouver would be exhausted by the middle of nest week "unless Something Is done about it." T. E. Biard, -manager here for B.C. Livestock Producers Co-opera- tive associated, reported" that the association's local yards ;have re- I ceived- no cattle since Sunday and would not receive any until .the ceiling is raised. Barrs Given Acquittal Murder Charge CALGARY, April verdict of not guilty ended 11 months of suspense for Law- rence Ross Barrs, 21-year-old dairy fanner, who was charged the murder of his 62-year- old 'neighbor, Frank Bishop Thomas. Feb. t, 1945. The ver- dict was given Thursday eve- nirigr. Barrs was found guilty of the murder and sentenced to hang in the first triaL The case tras taken to the supreme court and 3 re-trial was ordered. The last trial, which, commenced April 5, lasted 12; days- with, lour evening sittings. Hity-seven wit- nesses, for both crown and defense gave evidence before the court. Exactly hours after the Jury filed f rota, the- courtroom to iheir decision, the ver- dict was announced. CROWDS CHEER.. --Cautions must be no demonstrations no mat- ter'what the verdict-'were ignored. The subdued crowds into a roar of cheering, hand clapping, tears and .shouts of congratulations. Barrs himself relaxed. The usual complacent expression which had become part of his composure dis- solved; The ashen grey pallor of Mrs. Barr's face immediately became il- luminated when Justice G. B. O'- Connor gave the verdict, her face v.-as'lit with a brightness of relief unequalled in the crowded court- room. Whispered prayers of thanks- giving and murmurs of "My boy" escaped her lips. Strained." taut skin relaxed into laughter lines about her mouth and eves. LOSES COMPOSURE For-the first time during recent court scenes Barr's father lost his composure. His normally ruddy com- plexion became florid and tears streamed from his eyes as he elaps- ed his wife around the neck. Spectators near the door grabbed each of the jurors' hands as they passed. Shouts- of "bravo" and sigh- ed "thanks" bespoke their re-ac- tions. Barrs was swamped by well-wish- ers and friends who completely blocked his exist from the court- room. His mother was the first to reach the prisoner's box. "I don't know -what I'm going to do Barrs said to friends -outside the court, "Tm just too happy to think." BRITISH newspapers, reduced _ -j St 'witli SS quantity .of advertising, are to.stay The Left Hand Corner... Terrible Eyes Lousy A.D.C. ceurtroom following Lawrence Bans' acquittal of murder. BARRS GIVEN (Continued on Page Two.> Charges Disclose Former Chief-of-Staff of Canadians In Netherlands Faces Court Martial i i Held Daughter of Infantryman Arthur A. Hall, -who was killed in action. In Europe. Betty Lou -will travel from the Veterans of Foreign Wars' National" Home for "Widows and Orphans of Ex-Service Men, Eaton Hapids, to the White House to meet President Truman. Tenders -n-fll Be called about the middle of the cominjr ireek for the first construction job on the St. Mary dam in the St. Mary-Milk River water storage and irrigation development. The tenders will be for building the first tunnel. This -was the statement sa3e is s. Herald representative iii the headquarters of P-FJt-A- at Retina Thursday. This tunnel, which will be about 20 feet in dianseter and. cement lined, is designed to carry the full flow of the river during the period of construction of the Kg earth fill upUo the neighborhood of about 100 feet. There the diversion tunnel which will carry the water to the main canal will be built, and then the dam will be carried up to its full height of some 175 feet. "We are advertising the job widely because it is admitted to be a big undertaking: and the key to the success of the whole said F.FJELA. officials. Butte Copper Miners Vote To End Strike BUTTE, Mont., April Butte's copper miners hax'e voted to end their 10-day-old strike, which was accompanied by a -week-end of terror spreading mob violence, union, officials announced. Two thousand members of the International Union of Aline. Mill- and Smelter workers (C.I.O.) voted today to accept a contract calUng for wage increases of 18 -4 cents an a six months retroactive pay of cents an hour. The -was announced by, the union as to 277. MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR in their brief wartime form for the time being because of the continu- ing newsprint shortage, says the St. Thomas Times-Journal. Before the war, they consumed about tons of newsprint annually; by 1943 consumption was down to 20 per cent, of this figure; and it has risen since then to 27 per cent. 1290.000 The increase since 1943 has gone into larger circula- tion and not into larger papers, i A __ Average consumption of newsprint, A IJ per head of population fell from 60 Ibs. a year in 1S38-39 to 11 Ibs. in j 1044 The present shortage cenends i niainlv on Britain's lack of "hard I DETROIT, April left the Detroit market in the same currency" for purchases of pulp i one dealers were indicted in a move j manner. An average, of S600 was the" id inf Sath of baseball (aroe was fined ia ccsrt yesterday for driving ai 59 miles an hour. GREEK RUNNER WINS BOSTON BOSTON, April Kyriakides of tbe Olympic A.C., Athens. Greece, won today's Boston A-V. Anntttisaiy marathon, taking the lead away from Johnny Kellev, twice-wincer, in the last of the mile. 385 yard ran. H% feae was SERIES OF BLASTS FOLLOW PHILADELPHIA BLAZE explosaons Donovan was released on bail were published by a commonwealth on a felonious assault charge. As- board of inquiry set up after last sistant District Attorney Karl Gre- December's general strike that cost bow had said in court a man- Australia tons of coal and A government spokesman, ae- knowJedging the fall of Chang- chun, said the government had no word about seven American and more than 100 Chinese government officials sent to take over Chang- chun when the Russians left it Sunday. Gen. Marshall's headquarters said a request had been made through communist channels for permission j for the seven Americans to leave Tie group was corn- two army men and five news correspondents, including one woman. today .as fire swept through the AHied Chemical and Dye Corpora- tion's Barrett division pUnt its stare of chemicals. Police said employees in the buUdinc escaped FRENCH-OWNED PROPERTY TO BE RELEASED OTTAWA. ApriJ agreement wsUi France to release French-owned property under the control of the cmstodjam since June 21. 1949. was announced today by Prime Minister Kimf. GRAIN FUTURES ADVANCE CHICAGO. April of srain fatwes 'vanced sharply on tbe Board of Trade today in response to the JTOV- enuceni's plans to purchase wheai. com and shipment famine areas in Europe. Most advance. scared in tbe Mar rye future, which jumped 5 cents to an hijb a bnshei. Five rents is the pcrmissaWc limit 20 advance Jn a single session. At Winnipeg, the May ire was up tbe live cent daily limit at NO RESULT ON COAL TALKS WITH TRCXAX WASHINGTON, April L. Lewis and Labor Secretary Schwellenbach talked IS minutes with President Truman today on the soft coal strike but the White Hoasc said tbe conversa- tion had "no conclusive resnlt." HELD IN KIMBERLEY MAX'S DEATH VANCOUVER, April are holdin? man and for questioning in connection with the death of William about 43, of Kimberley.. 5i.C., planned three storeys from a town rooming hoese last nijht. Ala died in hospital today. {NEWSPAPER! lEWSFAPESl ;