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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION VOL. 1471 Weaitief CLOUDY WITH SBOWEB8 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 PAGES 13 Months After Britain Prepares Victory Pageant Union Re jectsBevin Stand! 54 Perish As Flames Justice Chicago Hotel Clipper Delayed By Crow In Carburetor NEW YORK. June giant Pan American Clipper plane was delayed four hours in a scheduled trans-Atlantic flight vesterdav bv Corvus Bracbyrhya- chos trouble (crow in the car- Sjuretow. A spattering No. 3 engine, during a routine check flight before takeoff time, had been diagnosed as "an over-rich carburetor mixture." Mechanics finally found the dead bird, which probably was drawn into the carburetor by propeller suc- tion during the test hop. Canuck Naval Contingent at Southampton LONDON. June 5- teen months after the end of the war in Europe, Britain be- gins this Saturday a formal and elaborate celebration of the vic- tory with parades and pageants. Crown Bill Wins 107-47 PC's Fear Socialism OTTAWA, June com- mons last night endorsed 107-47 the principle of a strongly-opposed gov- ernment bill to continue operation of several war-born corporations and provide for establishment of similar comcanies if necessary. The vote "on second reading was forced by Progressive Conservative members who contended the bill lead to socialism, and place government- in competition with private industry. The Social Credit group sided with the onposition- the C.CJF. party backed the government. Reconstruction Minister Howe, sponsoring the measure, said the government had no thought of en- tering the field of socialism and stressed no new crown corporations would be put into operation with- out legislation being brought into parliament. ONLY FEW COMPANIES Mr. Howe, winding uo the debate on the bill with a statement answer- Ing opposition charges, said the government planned to keep only three such Corp.. Eldorado Mining and Refin- ing Co., and Canadian Arsenals, operation for any length of time. The other companies linked with the bill are Wartime Housing, Ltd.. and Clark Steamships, Ltd., which will operate for lesser periods. Replying 10 criticism because no provisions was made for taxation of crown companies, Mr. Howe sug- gested it was "not within the corn- fanfare and fireworks, modest indulgences and spontaneous high-jinks. It will be the biggest public festival since the coronation of 1937. Although the official cele- bration encompasses only a single will be a week of jubilee, facilitated by the Whitsuntide holiday and the government's decision to floodlight public buildings through the week. Police and transportation services expecs to persons in the capital over the long week- end. Elsewhere, big towns and small villages have prepared their own observances. The government is spending 500 on the London under- taking'. BEER IS SCARCE Pubs will be permitted to remain ooen longer than usual, but many will be obliged to close even, earlier average time is p.m--T- for lack of adeauate beer supplies. Stronger drink virtually is out of the question. Nonetheless London has acquirea a auasi-fesiive sir. Too many scars of "blitz, buzz-bomb- and rocket re- main, exposed for a' true transforma- work and improvisa- tion lend ihe city a brighter and a superficially fresh facade. Color is splashed over drabness; special lighting fixtures are installed; sta- tues are brought out of wartime concealment: props left, over from pre-1939 celebrations are gilded anew. Along the Mall from the Admir- alty Arch, hard by Trafalgar Square, to Buckingham Palace, leaders who helped shape victory will take the salute of men and women partici- pating in a parade involving nearly officers and men of the Brit- ish army, representatives of the armed services of members of the Won't Print Struck Work On Strike the dominions, ritish Home that taxes be paid by crown com- panies and said he never had had any complaint about a crown cor- poration not paying taxes. Actually, most municipalities were better off than before the com- panies were established in their areas. NO SOCIALISM As for the charge that the bill would lead to socialism, Mr. Howe said if the government wished to enter the field it would not have disbanded most of the 31 crown companies established during the war. John Sinnos Belief that striking woodworkers misunderstood his recommendations for a voluntary revocable check-oS of union, dues was expressed by "Chief Justice Gordon Sloan, in a statement issued today. The juriss recommended 15 cents an hour wage boost, 44-hour week and voluntary check-oS as basis fop the settlement of the 22-day-old strike of loggers and mill- -workers. The union had demanded cents an hour pay increase, 40- hour week and union security. The chief justice's statement said the check-off clause in his proposals was "exactly and precisely" what was requested by Harold Pritcnett, Interna- Ameiica (C.C.L.) The statement quoted article eight of the proposed 1946 master agree- ment, prepared by the union, which district president of the tional Woodworkers of UNION OF SEAMEN MAKES PROPOSALS its non-union crew had left In small CHICAGO, Jane At least persons were killed suffocated their beds without being in an early morning fire that swept tteroagh La sails note! in the heart rf Loop district. Fire department sources esti- mated about persons were injured. First report indicated no Canadians were among dead or injured, GUESTS The first alarm, was turned irt at ajn. when most, of the guests had retired for the night, within 10 minutes the first three floors were engulfed :n flames and both of the niain street exits from, the 37-year-old hostelry were ixa- passable. Five extra alarms were sonsfel and more than 300 firemen battled the blaze, bringing it under control about Most of those who were oumed had been housed on the third, fourth, fifth and sizih floors. Above the sixth floor, smoke and panic claimed their victims. At least tan persons died as they leaped from their rooms and fell to the streec I or in a courtway. i Of the 54 bodies which overflowed j the countv morgue 29 were listed I as unidentified. On many of the bodies there were only a few irag- ments of burned clothing, which 1 crumbled when touched. Most were 1 clad only in negligees or robes. 1 Fire Marshal Michael Corrtgan, calling the fire the worse in his 35 rears of experience and "one of i the hardest to explain." said fire- 1 men had heard that three explo- sions, snaced about a minute and a half apart. heard preceding discovers- of the fire. On a 'glass canopy were found the bodies of a moUier and her child, arms banding one another. Both were burned beyond recogni- tion. Other Loop hotels quickly volun- teered shelter for those driven from Germany.' The former prime minister ap- plauded Britain's hands-off policy in Spain, declaring the government Vias shown "wise restraint in not interfering in the internal affairs of that country." "We none or us like the Franco i regime." Mr. Churchill said, and drew laughter with his political i sally thai "personally I like ii as little as I like the present British administration." "Between. DOE liking- the govern- ment and trying to start up a civil war, there is a very wide differ- he said. "I have a sort of feeling that the Snanish people had better be left to" work out" their own salvation." "Even the Communists in Spain will not thank foreign governments for trying to start another civil war. and anything more silly than to tell the Spaniards they ought to overthrow Franco while at the same limp telling them there will be no military intervention by the Allies cannot be imagined." SEEDS OF NEW WAR Mr. Churchill said: "Not only has a curtain descended from, the Bal- tic to the Adriatic, but behind it is I a broad band of territory containing shipping strike and it was report- strike-bound in the Welland canal ed the proposal "likelv" would be for days, thea steamed into Detroit considered when the shin owners and moved out of Detroit Monday mes with Labor Minister Mitchell after representatives of American later in the dav. j unions threatened to institute a. At the same" time. Mayor Aaron Picket Ulle against her. for with- The Left Hand Corner. EDMONTON. June Provincial proclamation to make Monday, June 10, the king's birthday, a public holi- day throughout Alberta was signed today by Premier Ernest Manning. It is still necessary for school boards to make the day a holiday for the pupils of schools through- out the province. Edmonton public school board at a meeting last night took the necessary action to make the day a holiday for pupils in Ed- i monton schools. Hamilton Spectator continued their strike todav as the paper went ahead with plans to issue its fifth successive edition since the com- posing room walkout began, CLAIM "LOCKOUT" OTTAWA. June pressmen of the Ottawa Citizen 1 today declined to operate presses for a proposed afternoon edition and issued a statement claiming management had instituted a "lockout." A union statement said the ac- tion was takeri under a clause in their agreement with the Citizen which gave the union the right to refuse to execute "struck work." Meanwhile, circular letters were j sent to I.T.TJ. members offering em- j ployment under certain conditions j and setting a deadline of June 8 j for their return to work or their All shops ir> Lethbridge are re- oat any civic proclamation of a holi- authorizes and instructs employers to deduct union dues, reading: "Each employer shall remit dues deducted" pursuant to such assign- ments, until and unless said assign- ments are revoked by the employee, to the local union named therein, not less often than once per month." Mr. Justice Sloan continued: "It two will be seen from the wording of behiL the last paragraph of article eight j He warned that that the check-off was to be volun- i the interest of Russia nearly one-tfanxi of the of Europe, apart from. Russia "It is here that the seeds of a new world war are being sown. Be- hind this curtain efforts are being mace to Sovietize all the Soviet- occupied zone of Germany. "We have to face tne fact that Germanies are coming into police sent vesterday to Cornwall to maintain "law and order the banksr .Mr; Slackwell" no comment. IE Cornwall. Michael Jackson. C.3.XT. organiser, threatened dras-' tic action" by the union if another f ship tried to go through, the Cora- wail canaL SERIOUS THREAT "Just let them try tc put another snip through the declar-] ed. wreck the nest one com- j pletely." i The union settlement proposal j called for recognition, of the union! as the sole collective bargaining i agencv of Great Lakes seamen and withdrawal of all charges against, union men and officials, and that ship operators and the union make n TjAt-iflUSi a joint application to the National War Labor Board for an eight- population hour dav. three-watch system (four ussia. hours on watch, eight hours Italy For Republic To Leave ROME. June Nenni, Socialist vice-premier, announced today that the re- public had (been voted by the Italian peaple and that King Humbert would leave Italy Sat- urday. A government source had an- nounced four hours earlier the defeat of the monarchy in the weekend plebiscite. with the dispossessed. One fireman was killed and 20 to 30 were injured in battling the fire and smcke. STORIES OF HEROISM Tccre were many stories of in- dividual heroism. Taxicah drivers waiting at the hotel for fares went i tc the unper floors to assist. Walter i Boris, an employee of the Chicago j Elevated Lions, was credited with, S carrying 12 persons from, third PREPARE TO LEAVE i This was the llth day of _ strike which started Mav 26 in Queen Maria Jose, wife of oJng f TTnim Humbert, and her four children ar- a cane. SCBEAMING GTjESTS Many screaming guests, trap- ped on upper floors, leaned out of windows, waving bed clothes and apparently trying to decide whether to jump or stay in their rooms. Steady streams of nightgown and pajama-clad guests clogged fire escapes. Luggage and cloth- ing dropped like rain from win- dows and fire escapes, ___ Firemen carried other guests down ladders rigged on Madison and La Salle streets sides of the hotel- Serious tjanic was feared because of the dense saioker although, little flame was visible. Scenes of panic and confusion were related by eye-witnesses. One of the rescuers, sailor Bernard Trasca, said he found a legless war veteran, hopping around iranticany tary and subject to cancellation by the union member. That is the union wording of this requested con- mine." tating the United States." "The American eagle is a strong bird with formidable beak and claws." he said, pulhng laugh- r from tne members with tile re- _.. He added that anv union member I ier from tne members with tile re- mld makP check-off of his dues mark tnat the eagle sits motion- what the Canadian Seamen's Union asserted was a demand for an eight-hour dav and a three-watch system on all lake vessels. The owners have contended the eight- hour day is already in effect; they cannot be in disagree with the union claim that ia to go on im- an eight-hour cay cannot be oper- until certain numbers of ad- large, ditional crew are employed aboard each vessel. The union says that seamen were working a 12-hour day could irrevocable by signing an with his local to that effect. and aa 84-hour week strike. before the mjg dues i JIfcSiiw uiab me crazier iiiui.iui.t- iviia-c. ITfPTTlpT.- j less and Mr. Gromyko is seat day Lake shipping operations were In a.gre after day to prod him." a thorough state of confusion with He supported internationalization j the union claiming to have tied up DETROIT MAN NEW CHIEF OF ROTARY rived at the capo'ndi China airport in the Naples suburb tonight by plane from Rome. She was accom- panied bv three ladies in waiting. All went "to the villa Maria at where Trucks loaded with 20 pieces of luggage from the plane went to the villa. Humoert was not. with his wife. With some votes still to be count- ed. Ennis said the republic had oa his artificial legs, for cane. Trasca said he picked up veteran and carried him down tha fire escape. An army major assisted his pregnant wife to the street, while carrying their young son on his j other am. Fire officials ssid a strong draft fanned the flames and they swept through, ut the structure, wita heaviest- damage in the lobby and polled rcughlv .HC OULJUVi LCli i AAA of the Mediterranean port of Tri- more than 70 vessels. While the j against 10.000.000 este, called for a strengthened union said that less than a aozen of me monarchv. for votes lower floors. As the flames oiuckiy mobilized teams. Three Chicago youths spread, firemea. bystanders into found continuance small, slender man attempting to ____ jaid his 73-year-old wife.cown _a Ke said Humbert would leave im- j fire escape. She was ai- and British were operating the owners He said Humbert would f A Belgium and Holland, and endowed asserted between 40 aad 50 ships after the supreme cou.t. most overcome sniOK-- i. the British pohcy in Greece. were fully manned and working, made tee formal announcement j They placed her a employment terminated. would be considered j ATLANTIC June 5 C. Hecke of Detroit, was nominated by acclamation Tuesday to be president of Rotary inter- national, succeeding Thomas A. Warren of Wolverhamp- ton, Sr.g. AWARDED D.F.C. were fullv manne an worng. mae or seamen arrested on Saturday. Nenm added the king earned saiet> The man bad mounted to probably would go to Egypt, where j later rewarded the trio with a The total" of various charges CALGARY. Briers A. M. been in? Cross for gallantry in action. __ according to word fee has received 'from the defence ministry. V tiiiWlAi? jj4 uuu V-.- ------------I June Lt.; 35; all cases are on remand. Ap- his royal parents are in exile. j cneque. NEWS BULLETINS STALIN IS GREATEST RUSSIAN IN OPINION OF HIS PEOPLE whose non-union crsw walk- ed off. was left crewiess In lock