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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1946 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ELEVEN Nothing Done Yet To Rebuild Italy PIGEON AIMS HITS BANKER (By WimAM BOSS) (Canadian Press Stall Writer.) ROME; April Cable) Sunny, lovely Italy Is today's of upeide-down. The intensely cultivated boot hards, mmstrels and arusis throughout the centuries have steeped in artistic tradition, pre- eents a example of post-war ceatrediction. A drive frosa tlie Brenner Pass to FaciiSao beacli in Sicily where Canadian troops landed July 10 three ago. leaves ttoe iinpres- lisas noining has been done v> rebuild the country. is rubble everywhere bat it once lay in the streets, now it is neatly piled by the roadside. places where re- construction has gone apace, in the Italian Riviere from Pisa to San Rcaio. and !a resort towns gen- erally, there bas beea considerable rebuilding. Shop windows in Milan. Venice.: Koresce. Rome, Naples and other centres recall hey-day pre-war dis- plays. Of luxurv articles, let alone these of common necessity, there is no lack. But praces are so high relatively few Italians can buy gcods. The only purchasers are six MUed divisions garrisoning the country and Allied civilians, all of whom get 200 lire to the dollar. Tremendous meals are available In anv restaurant with steaks on demand, two eggs for breakfast and wines at most reasonable cost of three bottles of first class chianti for 900 lire. But Italians are hungry. The cost of living has risen to 20 times the pre-war level while incomes have risen only five or 10 times those of pre-war days. No Batmen In Northern Army CALGARY, ApKi There be no batmen or drivers among the armv personnel employed on imDrovemest and maintenance of the northwest highway system but extra pay of from to be received bv the men. to mees high living costs in the north and married men will be able to take their families with them. This information was announced yesterdav bv Brig. Geoffrey "Walsh, C.B.E., "D.S.O., newly appointed commanding officer of the hign- wav svstern which was formerly as she Alaska highway. Brig. Walsh passed through the citv route with his wife and ycsr-E for Vancouver from ooint he will proceed to Whitehorse to take up residence. "I am going to run the system as a he said. "Every effort will be made to cut down the overhead. Everyone will have to look after himself and men will be needed who can turn their hands to a number of trades including grading, carpentry, general con- struction and so on." SATS NEW WIRELESS FKOFOS.1I> IMPRACTICAL WINNIPEG, April Some 60 pigeons a day are pay- ing witb. their lives to marks-- men ttcre for the bad judgiaerit of one female of the species who dropped an egg onto the bald pate of a bank manager instead of into her nest. The bank manager had been, sunning himself in f rons of his building when the eSS pluai- metted from the roof onto his Police chief George Smith re- vealed today that war had be- gan after the indignant bank manager fired his caretaker who applied to the police for help. Crackshot Sgt C. X. Tang- sted -was dispatched to his first shot. The caretaker got his job back. Severs! members cf a sroaH rifte club have been, gvea a commission by to shoot pigeons which 'are causing a nuisance. Police Probe Death of M. Bar VANCOUVER. April C31 Vancouver police, co-operating wito Royal Canadian Mounted Police, have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Henri Bar. head of the Bac-jue Franco-Chin- oise, from the freighter SS Sam- water en route from Shanghai to Vancouver. Detectives boarded the Sam-water and questioned officers and mem- bers of the crew. At 9 pjn- April 17. they were told, all the nassengers exceot one were gathered in the saloon as was their custom. Bar left, walking out into the black night in which the ship tossed on the heavy seas, never to be seen, again. Simple Funeral For Judge Stone No Exclusive Franchise On Alaska Highway EDMONTON, April H. Phinney, special commissioner for northwest defence projects, said it was highly improbable that any company would get an exclusive franchise on the Alaska highway and "that no applications for an exclusive franchise are in." There are many applications on hand for trucking privileges by per- sons with the necessary equipment or- who can get it. But the matter will be settled by the British Co- lumbia government, he said, and "it is not the policy of any government to issue an exclusive franchise." At 'present the BritSsh-Yukon Navigation Company, hauling agent for the United States army, has the only franchise. C.O.F. Will Not Return As Units OTTAWA. April de- fence headquarters official said on Thursday battalions in the Canadian Armv Occupation Force, now with- drawing from Europe, will return in Zacada up of batches af men all going to the same mili- tary district. This will mean that many bat- talions will not come home as units but will be broken up vO "o? dis- patched in miscellaneous drafts. FEED JAPS WASHINGTON. April The Far Eastern commission laiIEX GO HOME EDMONTON'. April specialist S..AJP. officers wco have been attached to the -sinter experi- mental Sight, here xnU be leanr.? shortly to return to Britain, and about" 30 non-commissioned officers and airmen will be leavir.; nets month. Northwest Air Command announced Thursday. CAIXJART-BANFF ROAD CONSTRUCTION STARTED I EDMONTON. April i has started on ona of the largest i read construction jobs planned by i Alberta for this rs- j ag cf the Calgary-Banff high- j it was icarnec Ihursday. j ihe last few weeks, contrac- ____ave been moving men and, equipment into ttx area and en- i giheers have been staking cut and marking sections to be completely i rebuilt. The equipment actually i started worSc this week and with favorable weather, rapid progress :s expected to be made. i -----_---------------------- i i C. W. GUchrist. i formerly chief of Canadian public 1 relations in the Mediterranean and (Northwest 2urope war theatres, is I retiring from the active army s o 1 active reserve with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, it was learned at iSaiat John. NJJ. Misard'a, tlia great ,rdbbtaf Sfirf- zaest, OTcra foe of aioscilar aod Joiat soresess, saSaess and pajs. it It's grcjjgfaa, UJSpJeasaat odor, dries qcicJdrr. for and Get 9. bottle as yosir today. Keeo i' hsuerfon. bathrocsi thrff. ARD'S INIMENT LONDON. April Cable) Beard "Wilshaw, chairman of Cable and Wireless Limited, yes- terdav caHed on the government for a roval commission investiga- tion of proposals to nationalize his telecom- munications company. He termed the proposal, an- nounced in a white paper yester- day, "impracticable and unwork- able and dangerous to our foreign concessions." WASHINGTON, April Brief, simole funeral services were conducted "Thursday for Chief Jus- tice TTarlan P. Stone of the United States supreme court who died Mon- dav. In vaulted Washington cathedral President Truman, cabinet mem- -bers, members of the supreme court and other dignitaries and plain citi- zens paid their tribute. Bunal was private. UPGRADING OF LTOIBER BRINGS W.P-T.B. WARNING OTTAWA, April The Prices Board last night is- an order aimed specifically at eliminating "upgrading" of lumber and other infractions of price ceiling- regulations and warned that effective control on prices of lumber, shingles and lathes -will be maintained in future. Board officials said some man- ufacturers and dealers have taken advantage of current conditions to break ceiling- prices by upgrading their shipments. FORMER A.A.F. BTJUJDINGS FOB UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SYKES-IMPERIAL SPRING FURNITURE EVENT You can't feel your best if your kidneys aren't -working normally. Gin Pills help give relief from Bi Pain and otc of sluggish kid- neys. sr sells Gin Pills on a satisfacrion-or-money-back basis. Get a package proves their merit. Regular 40 CO t tie VS. A. Gnio Pills) GIN PILLS FOR THE KIDNEYS EDMONTON, April JUberta government, natic_al hous- ing authorities and the K-CJLF. have completed negotiations thai will assure adequate acccmmocia- ;ions for university students in buildings at the former United States army air forces base here, it was learned Thursday. Buildings ;o be utilized in the student-hous-1 ing project have not been decided as yet, buc the former U.S. army base hospital mil be one of those taken over. This building and all others acquired win be partitioned and made into suites for single and 600 married students. SO, CALIFORNIA Fast cUiiy service via Great Salt laJce C3tT LAS VEGAS DEATH YAILEY PALM SPRINGS F3f 10 America's premier winter resorts i i i m ii..............1.1 11 H i BILLINGS CHEYENNE DENVER Fast daily service 5a luxury MARQUIS HOTEL PHONE: 3971 Here are a few of the item, we now have in stock for the convenience of time shoppers. Many of these are hard to we advise you to shop early in order to make sure of your choice. You can rest assured that at Sykes- Imperial you the best there i, in the furniture world at the most reasonable possible prices. Syke, is a friendly store, where discriminating citizen, enjoy shopping. 7-PIECE WALNUT DINETTE SUITES A 1 eautiful walnut suite consisting of credenza buffet, cab- ineo and four chairs with bone leatherette slip seats. Lots of drawer and cupboard space. 7 t, extension taoie. cumo. U. S. FARMERS DELIVER CORN FOR STARVING WASHINGTON, April The United States agriculture de- partment reported farmers are making "substantial deliveries" of com for famine-threatened coun- tries as the result of the govern- ment's offer of a 30 cents a bushel bonus. The response was "imme- diate and the depart- ment statement said, adding that it looked forward to an early end of the bonus plan. A goal of bushels has been set. BRITONS BID HIGH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS CHROME [LTTY Natural and ivory finished tops with chrome legs. Adjust- able to make into bedside table or invalid table 3-PIECE TAPESTRY COVERED CHESTERFIELD SUITES All-spring: construction, fitted with reversible spring-filled cushions. Good grade of tapestry in green, wine and blue colors. Regular, 3 pieces, S138.00. Special to clear filled cushions. Good quality BOUDOIR LAMPS AND SETS __.............................................................. GODAtanXG. Surrey, Eng- land, April five-year-old six ton truck brought 520 guineas (S2.428) and a 1943 light trucfc 550 guineas as car-hungry, Britons got their first chance to bid for government surplus vehicles, j many dilapidated. The first car sold, a ear-old light model, broueht The highest price for a nrfvate car was 325 guineas for a 1936 sedan which cost about the same new. LABOR M.P- DEAD April fC.P. Cable! Jecins, 54. Labor member of parliament for PoKypooI. Mon- mouthshire, died last night follow- ing an operation s. week ago. An MP, since 1935. he resigned last October from the post of parlia- mentary secretary to the education ministry because of ill health. ROtE FOR HIROHITO TOKYO April MacArthur said today there is no adequate method of determining how the Japanese people really feel about Emperor Hirohito. but there are some indications that increas- ing numbers want him to remain in a modified status. The suoreme Allied commander in in his latest occupation report, said most Japanese seem to welcome Hirohito in his new role of visiting smons them and voicing sympathy for the homeless. FAIRBANKS FIRE FAIRBANKS, Alaska, April wh'pDSd through a block of wooden buildings on First avenue Thursday and sTJH were menacing neighboring structures last night, although firemen be- lieved they had halted the blaze at the walls of the 100-room Pioneer hotel. Owners of establishments the Northern ho- the total damage would leach There were no reports of death-? or injuries. HAMPER-BENCH BEDROOM CHAIRS A large assortment bedroom chslrs, upholstered in smart cretonne cover- jj ings in assorted colors. Priced to Finished in ivory and white. Sturdily built stop-hinge attached to special hardwood back frame, completely tenoned and glued. Fabric tightly shrunk- en to frame. All interior frame surfaces smoothly sanded, no jxnigG edges to catch on dainty garments. Obtainable in two sizes, priced ac frame surfaces snioothlv sanded, no rouge edges t and FOLDING DECK CHAIRS Strong deck chairs fitted xcith rocker senior.. Covered with heavy orange-colored duck. love seats for two people, to match. Spe- cially priced to clear. DECK CHAIRS. Reg. to clear DROP BACK COUCHES Metal frame easily converted Into double bed, -with cablp spring" construction. Complete with cretonne covered matiress and end pillows 4- PIECE BEDROOM SUITE LOVE SEATS. Reg. to clear............... Sixth Street South Leth bridge OVAL RAG RUGS .75 a Assorted colors in heavily woven rag wide, 40 inches long. Service- able for kitchen or bathroom. Special, each t. 20 inches i rag incnes liable finished bedroom suite consist- ing of full size bed. chiffonier with four drawers, vanity and bench. 4 PIECES DOUBLE DOOR BOOK CASE Seofe case -sills tvrt? glass doors, fitted with full-length drawer on top Grooved shelves. Can also be used for china cabinet. JEWS PA PER NFWSPAPFR! ;