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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION WeaiKer cooua, VOL. 145. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 10 PAGES Suffer Setback Communists Take Beating in France Mouvement Republican Populaire. Strongest Party Votes to Decide Future of Monarchy PARIS, June Communists received their second setback within a month today as returns from yesterday's election for a, new constituent assembly showed that the middle-of-the-road Mouvement Kepubli- cain Populaire had become the country's strongest political partv. SWING FROM LEFT Socialists took an even sharper Decision Awaited Union and-Operators Study Jus- tice Sloan Recommenda- tions ATCTORIA. June Decision is expected late today on acceptance of Chief Justice Gordon Sloan's recommenda- tions for a settlement of the 20-day-old strike of Brit- ish Columbia woodworkers. Union and operator repre- sentatives studied the Sloan recommendations during the week-end, and the disputants have untU 5 p-iru P.D.T., today to accept or reject the plan. _ iiic t Ic proposes a wage increase of la r. cents" an hour "across the an average working week of 44 i hours, and a voluntary revocable check-off for union dues. The union the International Woodworkers of America tCJ.O.- originally demanded a 25-ceat hourly wage increase, 40- hour week and a closed shop pro- vision. FORECASTS ACCEPTANCE (The Vancouver Xews Herald said last night a survey showed the operators in all probability would j accept the recommendations, but it i added the union acceptance or re- j jection hinged on the Sloan find- j ings on the check-off. (The findings are reported to raean a worker can voluntarily join the union and also have his dues checked-off his pay, but he can cancel the check-off at any time. "Union representatives are said to seek a voluntary irrevocable check-off. This would mean that once an employee asked for his dues to be checked-off he could not, change or revoke the" term of the contract.) MARCH PLANNED As the proposals were being members- 'of' the 'Interaa-' tional Woodworkers of America (C.CJU) and other unionists an- nounced their intention to march to the Vancouver city hall this afternoon to seek civic support for the strikers and to protest against arrest of six I.W.A. taggers for un- sanctioned "tag day" operations Saturday. Union officials said sale of tags had netted S5.000. Meanwhile. British Columbia's labor picture was further darkened today with the statement by the management of Victoria Machinery jDepot shipyards that a dispute be- tween the company and the union threatens to close the vards with possible loss of a ship- building contract for the French government. WILL HOLD SOLID TJMMEfS, Ont. June 'C5 Richard Custer. board member of District No. 1 of the International Wood Workers of America said yesterday the striking British Columbia loggers "will hold solid until their just demands are met." Mr. Custer. on'a speaking tour to report on the strike action in Brit- ish Columbia, addressed an open air mass meeting. took an defeat than the communists, as the political pendulum swung away from the lelt. continuing the 'trend noted in tie May 5 referendum when a communist-socialist consti- tution was rejected. j Although returns still had not j been received from the colonies, hold 60-odd seats, the was assured of at least 10 more seats than it held in the last assembly and at least one more seat than the communists previously held, the ministry of the interior said. Complete but unofficial returns from France and Corsica, as an- nounced by the ministry, showed: 160 seats, compared with 150 in the last assembly. Communists 145. compared with 159. Socialists 115. compared with 146. Republican liberals 59. compared with 64. Republican rally (radical-social- ists) 43, compared with 60. The M-R-P- victory also was shown from continental and Corsica which gave it Urge Jap Crimes'Freiehters Halted Opens Crew Beaten Up Extra Time. ____ ___ JL With -Deadline Sept. NEW YORK, June United Nations sub- committee on Spain Saturday dretjreii She Frzscsj is a "potential menace to inter- national peace" and recom- mended a world-wide diplomatic break with Spain unless the Falangist government is ousted bv September. "The bub-committee, has had the question under investi- gation for the last month, said the Franco government is not -at present a threat to but added that its activities are 4uch that they may easily be- come a. threat. ENDOBSATION URGED The report also recommended that the security council endorse the March -5 anti-Franco declar- ation of the United States. Great Britain and France, which called upon the Spanish people to oust Generalissimo Franco by peaceful means ana sec up a "caretaker" government to rule until free elec- tions couid be held. The nest meeting of the security council is scheduled for June 6. Poland took exception to the finding that Franco was not at present a threat to peace. The case was raised originally by Polish Delegate Oscar Lange. MIIIAIL KALININ LGNTJON. June Mihail Kalinin, former president of the Soviet Onion, has died, Moscow- radio reported today. ._______ Kalinin died at ajn.. the historic events i broadcast added. He had suffered prolonged illness. Kalinin was 70 years old. He was succeeded in his post as chairman TOKYO. June international trials of Japan's accused war-makers opened to- day with the tribunal blocking their last minute efforts to escape the 26 prisoners were allowed li> davs more in which to prepare their defence. The court, meeting: in a glare of floodlights in the war min- istry building in which many of the defendants are accused of plotting Japan's piunje into war. will be reconvened tomor- row to hear the prosecution's opening statement. 15.WXJ-WOKB CONDEMNATION Chief Prosecutor Joseph B. Keen- an will deliver a la.CO-j-'ACrd con- demnation of es-Premitr Hideki Tojo and the other Japanese lead- i ers accused of starting the war in j the Pacific. The 10 black-robed Allied, justices may also announce their de- f cisioii on two other defence motions heard in today's long session: whether' to accept as facts certain 1 around which part! to be of the prosecution's case is built. Capt. Beverly M. Coleman of Washington. D.C.. chief of the a plurality of approximately over the communists, their nearest rivals. The popular vote in yesterday's elections and last October: in October 342.371. in Octo- ber in October The popular vote showed the communists, although they gained in total vote, were not able to match the gain of the to the three parties, the socialists alone lost in popular strength. Maurice Schumann, one of the MLR.P. leaders, said in L'Aube that his party may demand the presi- dency of the government. Georges present foreign minister, is the leader of Since no party emerged with a clear-cut majority, Prance will he governed again by a some sources believe the coalition will be more difficult than ever to form. The present coalition is --composed of the communists, so- cialists and MJEtP. ITALIANS VOTING" ROME, June repub- licans and royalists predicted vic- tory by comfortable margins today as Italy completed a plebiscite which will determine whether the country- is to be a monarchy or a republic. The official verdict will not be an- nounced until after June 7, but firsD unofficial returns on the refer- endum and the concurrent constit- uent assembly elections are expected soon after the polls close at noon today. With the clear-cut plebiscite issue between the monarchy and the re- public overshadowed voting for the assembly, observers regarded the latter as equally, if not more, im- portant, since the outcome would indicate the extent of Italy's poli- tical swing, either to the right or left. Italian news agency dispatches es- timated last night that 65 to 70 per cent of the country's voters had turned out. The ballot- ing was described as "perfectly free of incidents." of the presidium of the Supreme American defence section, told the j Soviet, a position equivalent to j tribunal Japanese and newly-arrived 1 that the case 1 president of the Soviet DJ accpmhiv March 19 by Nikolai M. Ehvemii, be referred to the general assembly, the sub-committee proposed that the United Nations invite Spain to become a member of the organiza- tion when and if Franco is ousted and all other suggested conditions of freedom are met satisfactorily. These conditions included release of political prisoners, return cf ex- iled Spaniards, freedom of political assemblv and free nublic elections. FRONT'PAGE NEWS MADRID, June All Madrid morning papers made front-page news Sunday of the United Nations Security Council's sub committee recommendation that the United Nations should break off relations with Spain un- less the Franco regime is changed. Franco's propaganda chiefs con- sider such attacks helpful to the regime and order a prominent dis- play in all dailies. ._ i triDunai Japanese on i American counsel needed two weeks to three months to prepare ade- quately for the trial. The prosecu- fbrmer president of the AU-Unioa Soviet trade council. Kalinin re- tion. the defence noted, has had six ,e presidium, mcnths and hundreds of assistants. Injunction Fails, Trading Delayed TWO GERMAN P.o.W.'s I ESCAPE IN PLANE! PARIS. June 3 (Reuters) I United States and French military police are searching for two German prisoners of -war who escaped from France in an American military plane. The two men escaped from a prisoner of war camp in the Somrne department Friday night and stole the plane from the United States military airfield at Rosieres. The plane, which v.-as of German make, was captured by the Ameri- can army. It has a range of 500 miles and fle-.v off in the direction of Germany. Locomotive Kills Blairmore Man The Left Hand Corner. Gospel Who and Domi- nion. AMOXG the "notable; living men and women" list-' ed in the current edition of: Who's Who in America is a gen- J tlemar., identified as an author, i Keilv. His BLAIRMORE. (HNS) John McPhail. 55, well known resident .of Blairmore. was killed at 10 ajn. Monday when struck by a railway locomotive in the Greenhill Mine yards. He apparently did not see the approach of the engine. Deceased was born hi Cape Breton. N.S., on May 8. 1877. He came west at an early age and was employed at West Canadian Col- lieries'in 1905 as an engineer. Later he became mine master mechanic from which post he retired in 1943 to become head boiler engineer, i A member of the Elks lodge he was widely known and highly re- spected foV his community service all through the Pass. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. i Ethel Bell McPhail: three sons and i one daughter: Jack, Gordon and I Harold, all of Blairmore; and Mrs. i Derbyshire of Calgary. arrangements are not yet CHICAGO, June futures trading on the Chicago board of trade was held up for two hours today while a broker unsuccessfully sought an injunction against regu- lations which reversed previous- rul- ing governing ceilings on old grain contracts. Robert Buckley 01 Charles W. Buckley company, Chicago commis- sion house, obtained a temporary re- straining order blocking trading be- fore the world's largest grain ex- change opened for business. Judge Elwyn R, Shaw, however, refused to issue an injunction, ruling that Mr. Buckley could seek relief through a damage suit rather than by lying up grain operations. The suit was based on board ac- tions following an increase in ceil- ing prices of grain by the govern- ment. TEG PRICES FLUCTUATE WINNIPEG, June fu- tures prices on the Winnipeg: grain exchange fluctuated rapidly in early trading today due to a report from Chicago that futures trading had been suspended there. A flurry of selling came into the market which caused October futures to decline the five-cent limit and December to slide 4% cents. The market levelled off after the first flurry and prices recovered somewhat. mained a member of the presid however. STETTINIUS RESIGNATION ACCEPTED WASHINGTON, June Truman today ac- cepted the .resignation of Ed- ward R- Stettinius, Jr.. as the United States government's re- presentative to the United Na- tions. Sir. Truman said he did so only because of Mr. Stettinius' "earnest insistance" on it at a conference today at the White House, The White House made pub- lic a letter the president ad- dressed to the former secretary of state wishing him "good for- tune" in whatever he deter- mines to do. HONOK. RETIRING EDITOR WINNIPEG, June 150 staff members of the Winnipeg Free Press gathered at a dinner on Saturday night tendered by Victor Sifton, Free Press publisher. to honor George V. Ferguson, retiring executive editor. Grant Dexter, formerly associate editor and Otta- wa correspondent, who is succeed- ing Mr. Ferguson, presented him a typewriter belonging to the late E. Cora Hind. Mr. Dexter pain tribute to Mr. Ferguson's keen vision in news development. Expenses Alta. Ruled Not Tax Exempt. OTTAWA, June Decision bv the supreme court of Canada today ruled travelling and living expenses of an Al- berta legislature member were not exempt from taxation. It was the case of James C.. Mahaffy. former Independent member of the provincial legis- lature for Calgary, who had claimed S236 in travelling and living expenses on his S3.000 session indemnity in his 1941 federal income tax return. A test case, the decision makes a final ruling on the matter of exemptions for ex- penses incurred by parliamen- tarians in earning: their in- demnities. Previously the Exchequer Court of Canada dismissed the appeal with costs, and the Su- preme Court tort-iy uphe'd the previous investigators and experts. ALLOWED 10 DAYS The court studied the plea for some time before allowing 10 days. A decision will be announced i Chief Justice Sir William Webb of Australia said, on a plea to droo charges against the former foreign minister. Yosuke Matsuoka. and propaganda leader Shumei Okawa. absent today because of physical and msntal illness, re- spectively. Most of the prisoners, guarded by military police, followed the argu- ments with interest- Justice Stuart iicDougaU of the court of king's bench. Montreal, represents Canada on the bench. CTDtf IT IIP QHIPS- Six vesseSs were tied up in the b l KinJL i its ur anira. a. by XA_ men's strike. H.C.M.P.. local. township and provincial police clashed with strikers when the seamen tried to stop a mocorship from going through the locks. Soft Coal Miners Back To U.S. Pits Stereotypers Walk Out REFUSE MOLD PLATES FOR OTTAWA CITIZEN Captain Cowed With Pick- Doors Smashed CBy The Canadian Press) BOARDED by men from the banks of the St. Law- rence canal above Cornwall, Ont., two Canada Steara- :ship Lines freighters -svere forced to drop anchor today. 1 Police said the board- ers of the freighter City of Windsor cowed the captain ;and officers with pickaxes, {smashed all windows and doors and a score of seamen ashore where other men proceeded to beat them up. j PELTED BY ROCKS j Both the City of Windsor aad I the City of Hamilton were pelted I by rocks from the canal banks I as they moved up the waterway. The 'Canadian Seamen's Union, which caUed a. strike against lake ressels in demanding an eitrht-honr day. said about 40 members carae off the ships." Police said the men grabbed fire axes and crowbars, smash- ed in the doors, went below decks and brought oat the etew amid fist "Kill shouted the crowd from the bank as the crew came to the dock. Men. rushed them, tearing their clothes and hitting them, over the head. PICKETS OtmfCMBERED i Meanwhile. C-S.L passenger Kingston docked at Toronto incident. FoUce outrvarn- bered pickets laree to one as she ship tied up. The C.S.L- freighter GodencSu_ which" tied up traSie in the WHiancc Canal for more than 24 hours lass week when she was strikebound in of the moved back inio PITTSBURGH. June 3, United States' iOO.OOO bituminous miners returned to the soft coal pits today. 64 days' after they laid down their picks" and shovels, and back-to-work movement promised normality again for fuel-starved in- dustries and railroads. The paralyzed steel industry im- mediately lifted its production rate I fBr The Canadian Press.) Plans of the strikebound Ot- tawa. Citizen to resume publica- tion of its afternoon edition to- day were thwarted by its stero- typers who refused to mould the press plates. The paper's man- agement said the action onlv be interpreted as meaning tha't the Ottawa, stereotypeis and electrotvpers union is on strike as well as composinc room employees, members of the- In- ternational Typographical Union. I PAPERS INVOLVED ________ provided in their agreement with the canal from take Srie today and the Citizen. They added thai proceeded dawnbound. bers of the stereotypers union are At Toronto and Cora-araS, seaciea not oa strike but "this Is a lockout f charged with obstractans police. in its proper sense, since the men trespassing and were ordered home by the manage- mens and doors locked." PUBLISHERS' STATEMENT H. S. Southam. publisher of tne Ottawa. Citizen, issued a TKeek.-ead statemeci elaborating on the one issued Thursday night in he said: it was a sympathetic strike The I.T.U. strike in the Pittsburgh area to 35 per cent of capacitv for this week, although Thursday at 6 called against it was estimated it would take "sbc j three Southam company to seven" weeks for resumption of" normal output. Some bituminous diggers _ went back to the pits Friday ani" day. United Mme Workers leaders toured the ing the week-end, e: of the new contract t arising out of trie Winnipeg dispute and not because of anything the Citizen management had done or last failed to do in fulfilling its con- j tractual undertakings with the I.T.TJ. In nis new statement, Mr. Sorch- _________ Citizen, the Harnil- ton Spectator and the Edmonton j am said: Journal. By Friday the walSput j "The issue is: May an orgamza- dangerous weapons, were is and released on bail. The Satur- ceot thus in the otherwise solemn dav called a strike, showed up for Moscow Press, Radio Blasts "OPERATION MUSKOX" CAUSE OF CRITICISM Over the week-end Moscow press j ial pretext that it was necessarv to and radio launched what appeared j regard Germany as an economic to be a concerted propaganda drive; whole." against the so-called Anglo-Amer- i ATOM BOMB ican which some I Launching a sharp attack on commentators declared was mind- United States foreien policy. Mos- f ul of Hitler's pre-war propaganda j criticized American plans arid j against the Russians and the Jews.' actions regarding the atom bomb, i i Germany, reparations. China and j BLAST AT CANADA the Paris meeting of foreign minis- j The New Times. Soviet magazine ters. 1 on international affairs, commented Overshadowing criticism of Brit- i Sunday on "Operation Muskox." the L-JI policy in the Middle- and Far recent Canadian military Polar ex- Sail, the attack on the United pedition, sayinc: "A running look Suites, made by Moscow radio and at the map will show that the dis- j three Moscow papers, took the Am- trict through which the route of thr j encar.s to task on the atom bomb, expedition lay presents itself as an German treaty, reoarations. Chin- uninhabited Arctic space where only ese situation and the Paris foreign 1 seldom are met small villages, far- conference. j a engraved issue. The two Edmon- ton papers jointly published a four- page photo-engraved ediition Sat- and planned six pages today. PRESSMEN MAY QUIT But there was some question as to whether pressmen would handle the edition. They stop- ped work three hours before de- ciding to do so Saturday and were to make a final decision today on their future course. With 67 members of the typogra- phical union stiil on strike and i picketing the the Specta- j tor today published a 20-page paper i at the press tirr.e of the regular mail i ediiion. Usual coriics and features; were included as well as world.! Canadian and local news, a page of society news and half a page of sport. In Ottawa the stereotypers union Automobile Workers Union voted Sl.OOO to the seamen's fund with another to come June 15 if the strike is set sesiled by then. The union claimed a total ol seven aditionai vessels added to the number tied up by the .dur- ing the weekend. At lease five ships sailed with non-uniori crews. as reported, 100 extra Japanese issued a statement faying they re- 1 police, a detachment of American j fused to execute strike work, as J soldiers and military police were j detailed along the route from Gen. MacArthur'f residence to headquar- ters. "The issue must be decided by the public." NOT ORDERED BY LT.U. WINNIPEG, June sss Indianapolis headquarters of the j federal autaonues tea.. I.T.U.. but by theCaEadian reprs- i rival C-S.tr. cerjtianes tc sentatives of the local unions, each X-M.F- memoers from of whom had individuailv authorized j ships, then his uinon the action. 1 taliate. NEWS BULLETINS FIRST ITALIAN RETURNS FAVOR REPUBLIC ROME. Jane The first batch of votes tram KT XT D Public Defiance No New Priorities i On Cars Till July i jBy Shipowners cept thus and factual pages of Who's Who. The fictitious pair are dav called a stnke, showed up work today but made no attempt to picket lines. Several more Wheeler Samrr.or.s, r.ow owner and thousand worfeers turned up at the real. attempting Meanwhile, the The Saturday Evening Post. The Chicago addresses ar photo-ensrraved edition of the two newspapers following San- conferences with the publishers. The pressmen Saturday up "publication three hoars while they discussed possible stnke in support of the urinters. JET-PROPELLED FIGHTER- HITS 462 M.P.IL D Joae f A jet-propelled P-SO fishter to- day set a world record for kilometres of 463 miles an hour, flying 3. round-trip between Dayton to St. Louis in one hoar, minutes, 31 seconds. FORMER PUPPET PREMIER EXECUTED SHANGHAI, June 3. Chen Kang-Po, former premier and "second president of the Nankins pappet sacrament under She Japanese was executed at Smochow today as a traitor to his coantrr. CHINESE REDS CAPTURE FOUR MANCHURIAN CITIES NANKING. June 3. (A-P.i Cotnmnnist spokesman La Tinjt-Yi announced tonight the capture of four go-sernjnent-held Manchurian cities and intimated his party's forces would retreat no farther in the increasJngir critical Manchurian civil war. Generalissimo Chians Kai-Shek returned to Nankins and opened the way for resumption of peace negotiations and for discussion of Gen. Marshall's new truce plan. PARDON BOARD DENIES CLEMENCY PLEA NEW ORLEANS. Jane 1A.P.) The pardon board denies today an application for clemency for Willie Francis, IS. St. MartJn- negro slayer who escaped death in the .electric chair May 5 bccaaac the equipment failed to function. Governor Davis must set a new execution dale. LABOR MINISTER HOPEFUL ON STRIKE SETTLEMENT OTTAWA. June Labor Minister Mitchell told Angus Maclr.nl> tC.C.F., Vancouver East} today he was -hopeful" that _ a comnionsense solution could be found for tfcc- seaman's strike in Canada. He said in the commons he be meeting representa- tives of the operators here Wednesday. TJ.S. COMMUNIST ORDERED TO LEAVE CANADA TORONTO. June William Z. Foster, head of the Communist party in the United has been ordered to Canada by tonijrht and placed under S300 bond to do so, it was learn- ed today. He was arrested Sunday for illegal entry inW IN SPA PERI SlEWSPAPFld ;