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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TWO THE LETHBEIDGE HERALD SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1946 Paratroopers Fought Hard MONTY PAYS TRIBUTE TO CANUCKS' FIGHTING QUALITIES By BOSS MCNKO {Canadian Press Staff Writer.) I LONDON, June Cable.) in his new "Normandy to Baltic" on tse 1st s Canadian army's attack in Febru- j arr. 1S45, from the Sijiaegen salient i through the Keiehs-a-aid sna Hoch- wald on the lower Rhine. Field Mar-; shal Viscount Montgomery JESJS the Ge-man parachutists, -ahioh Gen.' Crerar's force met, fought wuh an. unprecedented fanaticism. Jjorfi Montgomery reveals the Germans had avaiable against she 1st Canadian array some 700 mor- ;ars and more than 1.000 guns of ren: calibre. The volume o: omerem caiiiKtr. i--sr fire from the German was J "W ibe heaviest met by Canadian and Nor British troops in the western front campaign. While "Normandy to Baltic" does j not give any specific mention as to! where the greatest concentration O-; enemy fire was the battiins is the Rhineiand. Lord Montgomery j presumablT is referring particularly j in the rerriSc she isd Cana- j disn corps hsd in the Horiwrak! i where the enemy made sis stittest j stand. j APPALLING WEATHER Marshal Montgomery says "main features of this opera- j on, given code name "Vent- Cii able." were the appalling vreatner- conditions in the early stages ana- the intense enemy opposition. Cana- dian and British forces under Gen. Crerar totalled 505.000 the- strength of the 21st army group. Throughout the book lord Mont- gomery aives proportionate space to the" Canadian wasters front op- erations fitting thea into the Brit- ish and Araencan actions. j an introduction he pays tribute to'the solenoid spirit, hero- ism and endurance of the ordinary soldier of the British Commonwealth who craved himself second to none. The greatest factor in his success morale in the Held. Lord Mont- gomery writes. or the D-Day assault on beachhead, xord Mont- gomery says that resistance in Canadian civvies sector i-as stiS because of the number of points which survived pre- bombardment. Or.ee clear of beaches steadv prosress iaras made by the Canadians throughout the D-Oay operations. Tanks of the 2nd Canadian arm- -ion of'the "grea: assistance" they gave to the 3rd division's advance. Comrren-ing on the 1st Canadian arrav nisht attack Sept. S. 1S44. which was the nrst of Gen. Crerar's two hammer blows that shatterea the Caen-Falaise Lord Mont- gomery writes that the er.emy was srreaUv confused by the Canadian armored columns driving through his defences. In discussing the Scheide battle. Lord Montgomery -writes thai it was K> vita: that all the 21st army group operations were shut down I until the Canadians finished the i battle, lihicn he described as fierce as any encountered in northwest Zli.1- Highlights In The News An escaped German war prisoner acia. -with her wartyae 1-t-a-ie himself uu at an embarkation UtaSf office fas" Halifax. The man j -was iceauSed as Karl Kalefer. a erchant bad escaped oa increased hog production, will be a serious factor in British mar- kets. Agriculture Minister James Rvan announced that Eire I Quinquennial Census _ _ _V_- JL. Month-Long Campaign Begins Across Prairies in the British market on high quai- DOUGLAS EOW (Canadian Press Staff Writer) Nor This Time I in- bacon, provided Bntsin pavs aa! OTTAWA. June 1 f thousand overnment enumerat The body of Dr. Louis Slotin, 35- i year-old "'Winnipeg scientist. -economic" pnce. Lin Pei-Shang. minister of thousand government today started 1 wartime drift of population into i The statistics act of 1918 provides 'the industrial area of "Canada. It j that "a census of population and trill shoff the unemployment situa- agriculture a. result of the removal, effective last midnight, of the Dominion government's subsidy of two cents a quart on milk for consumer consumption. The government's action, an- nounced in the commons twa weeks ago. also entailed the re- turn to the provincial mlUc beards of authority for price fixing, which since IMS, had been in the hands of the Prices Board. In increasing two cents, milk prices will be returning to the price ceiling effective when the subsidy was introduced in 1943 to depress the price and stem a rising cost-of-living index. to the Canadian government by thepany effective June 1. llr. Bonar PLUNGES TO DEATH VANCOUVER, June cs Arthur K. Bright, 61, plunged to his death from tlie lion's Gate bridge over Burrard Inlet last night. Charles McAndrew and three pas- sengers in his car saw Bright step on the bridge rail and slide over after laying down his wallet on tlie sidewalk. GOES TO JAIL MEDICINE HAT. June two charges of non-support of ais and children, Jesse Walton Stevens. Brooks, -was sentenced to serve one year In. the Ijethbridge jail on each count, the sentences to Tim concurrerKlv. Stevens appear- ed before Magistrate W. H. Ellis in court. ANNOUNCING T E W IF you desire distinctive styling in your new filling yet tested engineering the new DeSoto Custom will be your first choice. In this distinctive DeSoto get all that's best in Chrysler Corporation engineering famous, silent, gyrol Fluid Tip-Toe" gear shift with the smooth, more rugged, Simplimatic FOUR DOOR SEDAN PLUS over 30 other new features and refinements. In 18 years of progressively better DeSotos, this Is the big, beautiful car that you'll enjoy own- ing and driving mile after mile and year after year. See your local Dodge-DeSoto dealer now for full information about this superb new s newest new car. SIX PASSENGER COUPE CUSTOM DODGE-DESOTO DIVISION CHtTSlEt CORPORATION Of CANADA. IUUTEO TODAY'S NEWEST NEW C A R L T CANADA CHRYSLER ;