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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION Herald WeatKer CLOITDT WITH SBOWXSS VOL. 149. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY? JUNE 10 PAGES No Break Strike Labor Minister TeUs Com-'HEAVY LOSS Pies Hotel Fire mons Owners Will Not Move in 600 Men OTTAWA. June Labor Minister Mitchell told_the commons today lie bad received from ship owners that they did not plan to move 600 mien into Cornnali to man strike- bound shins Kith or without the co-operation of police authori- ties. Mr. ilitchell read telegrams from George K. Donovan, sec- retary of tne Dominion Marine Association, and from J. A. (Pat) Sullivan, president of the Canadian Seamen's Union, com- meriting on newspaper reports j that 600 strike breakers were to 5 be moved into Cornwall. j NO MASS MOVEMENT I The telegram from Mr. Donovan: t "Referring to newspaper reports of today and with reference 10 our; telephone conversation of this morn- ing, ship owners say that no ar- rangements have been made fo" a movement of mm into Co. a- "They say that they have avail- able at least, 600 men many of whom are returned men ready to man their ships and that any attempt to man any vessel or vessels will only be made after full and proper notice to the proper police authori- ties and in full co-operation with them. "Meantime, strikers are pursuing i their acts of lawlessness, the latest of which was the attack on the steamer Birthton last night in the Soulanges Canal where they seri- ously injured the cook, smashed up the throwing the .galley stove overboard and committing other acts of vandalism. CREWS REMOVED "Also strikers last night forcibly removed the crews of the steamers Houson, Stewart Richards, Maple Heath, Grainmotor and Kinmounfc while they were lying peacefully at Dominion government property at Coteau, Que." Mr. Sullivan's telegram: "View with alarm press release ship owners in Montreal ir> which they state they have organized and are prepared to move "into the cits' of Cornwall 600 thugs. They-emote in their statement that thev intend to get the ships out of Cornwall with or without the aid of the authorities. "Such open defiance must be checked. "They have accused this organiza- tion of violence but with their own words they have proven that thev are the lawless ones. Surely it is time for the government to act in stopping such procedure." Mr. Mitchell said he read the telegrams to give- the house an in- dication of where the minister of labor sat in some disputes. "On the interjected an opposition member. Mr. Mitchell had told both sides that any form of violence v.-as "unwise and stupid." because the strike would be settled sooner or later. To bring about-that settle- ment co-operation was needed. He hoped that both sides would act like grown men and not as children. The I3-day-old strike appeared no nearer settlement. Application of the eight-hour day remains the IN TORNADO MOOSE LAKE, June t. house and business building in this village of 1.5W persons was damaged, and a- number were destroyed, in a tornado which struck iast night. No one was injured, but com- munications in surrounding farming areas still were down today and complete reports or the havoc -wreaked by the wind, hail and rainstorm were not available. Maritime Deadlock U.S. WASHINGTON, June men of the CXO.'s power- ful National Maritime Union headed into a council of war today in their demands for a shorter work week. As A-FJL. seamen filtered back to their ships still talking of ex- panding their sample tie-up into a full-dress walkout, members of the N-M.U.'s national council for 40 ports convened for a strike strategr session here. SIGNS OMINOUS They possess a strike i chest, the support of sis other unions allied in" the committee for maritime unity the i signs were ominous. i Nearly 43 hours had passed since j the last word of progress from the j conciliation conference on which the United States government isi Snow In Mountains As Southland Soaked "IKE" IS LOST All-Night Downpour Brings 2.48 Inches in Lethbriilf e main point to be settled. Representatives of both ship owners and union are exnected to hold meetings in Toronto Monday. DEMAND GOVT. ACTION TORONTO, June ment action to prevent a trainload of 600 strike-breakers leaving Mont- real for Cornwall to move ships tipd nn in Trving to escape in the tragic La Salie hotel fire in Chicago three members of one family lost their lives when they leaped from the window of their room to the roof belcw. Another body lies to the right in this dramatic photo. Soundphoio. IN OWN OFFICE WASHINGTON. June Eisenhower sot last yesterday in the Pentagon building. The chief of staff of the United States army volun- teered to show a. sroup of wom- en magazine writers and editors his office in the huee five-sided department headquarters after luncheon given by War Secretary Patterson. He made four fake tries at promisinK- lookin- doors. Then he grin- J ned and admitted he was lost. An unidentified major piloted the sroup to the door. Costly Blaze In Edmonton Burned, -Champion, Nanton, High River Report Well Over Three Inches in 24 Rivers Rising in All Sections But No Flood Stages Reached OPIOUS rainstorms that set in Wednesday arid con- tinned through Thursday and Thursday night were unabated over the whole of southern Alberta Friday. j Dripping skies promised additional moisture during the 1 day. All sections of the south from the mountains into the deep southeast are getting rain, farm and rangeiands i receiving a much needed Precipitation for the storm at Lethbridge is 2.48 with Champion reporting 3.23 inches, High River 3.59 and Xanton 3.75. SNOW IX MOUNTAINS wiU not make a eroa in this Snow has whitened the moun- j district this year. Some fanners tains west of Pincher Creek and the whole foothills area is get- ting heavy rain. Rivers are ris- ing but there is no danger of immediate flood conditions. The Croxr's Xest Pass river in the Pass is coming up but Blairmore is breathing easier as consider- able dredging done some months HOUSE ADJOURNS TO DISCUSS B.C. FOOD WASTAGE BY STRIKE pinning its hopes scheduled to stave off j country wide j strike eight days hence. It began to look like deadlock. And reminders of the bitter, sometimes violent rivalry between CJ.O. and A.RL. for control of the waterfronts surged up in the wake) of A-FJVs stop-work meetings ia 30 cities yesterday- la New York members of the Seafarers International Union and its chief affiliate, the sailors union of the Pacific, voted to con- duct a strike poll at once. They denounced the C JC.O. dominated C.M.U. as "communist-dominated." In most cities the men returned to work, but in San Francisco. Los ABgeles and Seattle, they decided to hold daily meet- ings .and accompanying work stop- paaes until emolovers onen wage talks. At the AJFJL. seamen's headquar- ters in San Francisco. President Harry Lundeberg said his men. "hot to strike." want immediate nego- tiations with their employers. In Auckland. N.Z.. H. Barnes, president of the workers union, said today the union would support a scheduled strike of American long- shoremen. Ships loaded by non- union labor "definitely will not be worked here." he said at a press conference. MAKES PLEA SEATTLE. June Mo Indication of Settlement as Record Fruit Crops Face Rum OTTAWA, June Extensive wastage of food threatens in British Columbia as a result of shortages of wooden containers, George Cruickshank (L, Fraser Jey) said today in moving that the commons adjourn its regw- lar business to discuss the situ- ation. For the second consecutive day, Mr. Cruickshank this time have the house adjourn to discuss "a matter of urgent public impor- _container shortage. Yesterday 'his motion was ruled out of order because it was introduced after orders of the day were called, but today Speaker Gaspard Fauteux granted the-motion. IMMEDIATE THREAT Mr. Cruickshank said the shortage constituted aa "immediate threat" of wastage of berries, small fruits, butter and eggs and Ssh products for both domestic consumption and export. He said the causes of the shortage were two-fold. One reason was the lumber strike which had forced the closing of all British Columbia box factories. The other was the fact the lumber pro- ducers had turned their production to building materials rather than manufacture of barrel staves. Mr. Cruickshank said that in the next few weeks thousands of tons of fruit be no Debate By U.N. on Diplomatic Break With Spain Postponed Till Tuesday NEW YORK. June recommendation that all United Nations members break diplomatic relations with Generalissimo Franco's regime in Spain if Franco influence is not removed fay the rimp the general assembly meets next September, was heard yesterday by the U.N. Security Council. At the request of the United States and United Kingdom-delegates, debate on this; proposal was postponed until next Tuesday because their governments had not yet had time tc reach decisions on the issue. The recommendation came irom a five-power committee set up a month ago to report to the council on the status of the Franco regime in its relation to the world. EDMONTON, June i was placed at close I to S1.000.0CO today in a five-hour general alarm fire which last i night swept through the top storey of a downtown storage I building packed to capacity with furniture, groceries, house- hold effects and machinery. No one was injured. j Charles McLean, janitor of j the building, was the only per- j son known to hnx-e been in the structure when the fire began. i He did not know of the blaze i yntil routed by firemen after the alarm had been turned in by j a workman who noticed smoke 1 pouring from the fourth storev. i THOUSANDS SEE BLA2E ago will go far ill controlling Sood waters in that area. The Oldman River here has risen 11'- inches since Thursday morning. The June precipitation to date. according to Experimental Farm i Sgures, is 3.02 as compared with [2.72 inches for the 44-year period. June. 1345, a wet month with 3.48 inches recorded. The present 1 are hoping it will provide feed for i the coiain? winter. i Curwonns have done considerable daniaae to green crops. Several farmers have re-seeded and sown aiore acreage since she I rain. 3.75 AT NANTON witt intermittent showers on 'Wednes- day afternoon which developed into a heavy rain on Thursday is still falling Ushtly. Three and three-quarters leches of water fell during the storm. Moisture re- serves are the best since 1942 aad crop conditions are excellent. Coun- try roads are bad and ditches and sloughs that have been dry for sev- eral'vears are now Slled with water. 3j9 AT HIGH RIVER HIGH (HN3> 2igh River district has had 359 Inches s general downpour will go far in i making the 1946 crop and isi insur- ing stockmen good range for the summer. Since S o'clock Thursday j o? jain in the past 24 hours. Since morning up to Friday morning 2.41 J jmjg there has been four inches 1 inches had been recorded at the I of rain, and it was stfl! raining- in 1 Experimental Farm and 2.06 at the j Giiis on Friday morning though. airport. j skies were clearing ia town. The TYPICAL READINGS J hcavv fall has brought up the High- These typical rain readings tell; ,ood River but not yet to aay nf rht. rtmelv sod-soaiter: extent. The little streams the siory of the timely sod-soaker; Ccaldale. 2 inches: East Leta- j bridge. 1.56: Magrath. 1.9: Nanton. j Eighwood are roaring along but are country which feed the Sood of FACE HANDICAPS TO PRINT STRIKE EDITIONS I (A eouipment from all Darts of the citv Island. .54: Pincher for and poured tons of water into Cardston, .84 foyKorm. 3.06 blazing building. -for June: Raymond. 1.43 -14 1 Althcush the lower three storevs for the storm. escaped hre damage. Sre and smoke i Macleod reported damages were expected to have; of ram, the wnoie i caused almost complete loss of i 1_vlilulclC VI. 1 j goods and equipment stored on the! GENERAL REJOICING i Grain farmers and stcckmi j lower floors and in the basement. PROSPECTS GOOD June situation shows im- as a result of re- the dangerous trend toward soil drifting has been halted, Field Crops Commissioner A- M. Wilson said Thursday. 1 "We have had a comnlete reversal j in the province from 10 days the field croos commissioner said. '-This rain will brine os pasture crops as wall and -wiH- relieve nen are wer noors ana in tne anseniens. j R. V. McCosham. owner of the rejoicing over the storm but -_H nf fn_ stal._ tnrowers would tike a spell of settled building and manager of the stor (By The Canadian Newspaper staffs fa four Ca- nadla-a cities worked under han- dicaps to produce strike edi- tions today while the strike of members of the International Typographical Union and sym- pathy strikes of stereotypers and pressmen continued! Stereotypers at the Vancouver Province reaorted for work but re- fused to handle photo-engravings which they considered struck work. Printers at the Province Wednesday night joined the strike which was called May 30 in three other South- tion of a move by operators, unions would ripen and there would or governments to settle the dispute, i containers to handle it. i The union turned down recom- In fact, he said, it was a record i mendations of Chief Justice Gor- fruit third better than any other. He urged that-the govern- of Labor Schwellenbach keyhoted j ment do all possible to brine about the international 'abor settlement in" the lumber striks so M Uon's maritime conference with a plea at the opening session yester- tied up in the lake shipping strike j dav for "reason and ordered pro- was demanded by a telegram sent i cress" in settling labor controver- fay the Toronto Trades and Labor I lies -aT f Council (A.F.L.) to federal Justice Minister St. Laurent.' A telegram was also sent to the running trades railway brotherhoods asking them to refuse to carrv strike-breakers on the train. INADEQUATE PROTECTION PORT COLBORNE, Ont., June 7., M. assistant intendent of the Canada Steamship Lines here, wired to Ontario At-! torney-General Blackwell a protest' against what he called "inadequate j protection" of ships and crews in I the present Canadian Seamen's Union strike against lake shipping. Bonnell's said that "mob rule continues here unhampered bv the large contingent of police offi- cials who were sent here to protect life and property." As he spoke, an AJF-L.-maritime union "stop work" demonstration tied'up the port of Seattle for a short time. The secretary told the conference that he believed an international minimum wage agreement, however don Sloan of 15 cents an hour pay boost. 44-hour week and voluntary am Ottawa Citizen. Eamiltonr'Speetator and Edmonton which extended to the Edmonton Bulletin, owned by Charles K Campbell. The Hamilton Spectator, which has published a normal-size paper each day since the strike began, to- dav put out a 22-page edition de- I spite the fact stereotypers there have joined the printers. Pressmen are still at work. The Citizen published its third strike edition of four pages. At Ed- monton the Bulletin and Journal! situation for dairymen who need grass for their cattle." ___ __ __ _ Beet Growers'. storage would run to ram. AC Magrath all the com and I NEW -iRoss, Argentina Rift Now Ended monron me -ouiieun ana .joumdi i Rujsia and Argentina nave re-es- prepared to continue daily publics- j tabiished dipioraatic relations, sev- tion with aa eight-page edition and 1917 after the overthrow of beans have been planted but the storm caught some pea acreage to be planted. Rain has fallen generalH- over the ranching coun- try east'and west of Milk River ana at" Coutts. Streams are rising but are not at the danger state as yet. Pincher j Creek was reported up two feet 7__ ,vp) __: Friday morning. In the Livingstone iVf? i TC A J. June civil aeronautics board today authorized Trans-Canada Airlines to operate over these five routes: 1. Halifax and Boston. Mass. 2. Toronto and Cleveland, O. 3. Toronto and Chicago. and Da- plans were made for publication at j -he czarist regime. the Province which did not publish Announcement of the termination yesterday. j of the 29-vear-old diplomatic rift 1 The printers' strike has its basis j between the powers was made here i i stockmen rejoice in the promise 5. Victoria, R.C., and Seattle. Wash. in a demand fay the union that the j Southam chain negotiate a con- j i that the box factories could start! Iv increase, 40-hour week and union up on a 24-hour schedule. Even in the event of an eariv check-off and are standing pax on tract covering the Citizen. Soecta- i office last Tuesdav. their demands for a 25 cents hour- tor. Journal. Province and Winni- I Simultaneously, til President "Juan D. Peron at his j ret press conference since taking j ,he Moscow radio. Hotel Fire Sends URGES EXPORT PERMITS underway discloses that the strike is resulting in large foodstuff loss. A tourist arriving- in Pincher Creek from Montana stated that he was forced to turn back in to yet over the Logan Pass in Glacier park. Snow j plows blocked his path. i driving rain brought 323 inches j Vinson Named U.S. Chief Justice The Left Hand Comer A Bottle a Day Recep- tion to Curzon A Rus- sian Correction. f I Demands Higher Prices To Fanners He suggested export permits be granted so that the crop could be handled by United States importers and sreat waste of food be prevent- ed. He said United States importers 1 were ready to handle the crop if ex- port permits are granted. I He added that he also would like j to see the government send a con- j troller to start production in the (factories because neither ooerators nor union men should be allowed to find justification for the waste of the fruit, Parliament and government cer- tainly- had no right to allow the warte. ENTERS 24TH OAT VANCOUVER. June NE and a half hours of arli- respiration has saved! HSNSALL. Ont.. June Firm croduction costs have increas- i ed faster than farm prices and con- British Columbia strike o turners must be nrenared to nav j ]oggei.s and m5Hworkers todav en- scored in "all more forfarm produce in the near tered its 24th dav with no ir.dica-' todav. inture. Ontario Agricultural Minis- ___________ ter Kennedv said today. In an address at ooenine of the Henspll Sprini Fair. Col. Ken- nedy praised orodurers for their constant efforts to imnrove finality of eses. butter and whole milk. However, he added, the mice of had advar-ced only nine cents a dozen since 1938. the orice of but- ter bv or.lv eight or nine cents a piund. and the retail pricp of milk was tha S3rne todav as it was in labor costs were almost SERIOUS SITUATION Reports from Canadian Press cor- respondents in the --licate that the situation is serious. GOVT. ACTION HSKtLr VANCOUVER. June ert Macnicol announced here that the British Columbia Command, Ca- nadian Legion, has urged both the provincial and federal governments to "take action without delay" for settlement of the strike of log and millworkers in the arovince. ASKS U.S. HELP RYE UP 5 CENTS LONDON. Jun WINNIPEG. June C5 pritative source saie vances of the five-cent maximum! intends to ask the United WASHINGTON nriviJiti iiuui precipitation at Champion, the! President Truman nas announced rSld's corresoondent reported.; the appointment of Secretary of the i Treasury Fred M. Vinson as chief benefiting crops. justice of the American Supreme .lain hichwavs are open but many Court, ne asso noimnatea Kecon- ,_ j i curt reads all but impassable. version Director John W. Ssyder to i The broaccast ambassadors road from ForenjOSt to succeed Mr. Vinson. I would be exchanged "m the very B is j Mr. Vinson was bom at Louisa. I near future." W Ky.. in 1890. began the practice of -rn _ Russia's expulsion from the LAKES NATIONAL: law there in 1911. and was .elected V v League of Nation was sponsored plRK_ (HN-S, _Raln started to i to congress from that state in 1923. stuboorn Sre in a basement bv Argentina after the Red army j mormng and ___________---------- FOKCI drove about 400 persons, including j military regime as Fascist, during The biaze was confined to the stor- strong man of that regime, age room. No one was injured. provici Beneficial Rain j suppression SEVEN autonomist allowed for one dav's trading on for an "informal assurance f i the Winnipeg grain "exchange were I tary help to put down June submitted to rday a resolution. measures for the of Communist and bands in northern, stipulates .rual will be Macedonia wish of'eaces asd integrity three rye futures that might, result from increased _ strange bed-fellows. Jewish immigration into Palestine.; The initial reaction of diplomats in Washington is that bcth zoverr.- ments of Peron and the reginr; of Premier Stalin are playing power politics of a hish order. But the consequences are not exactly fore- Ruling Princes May Vanish seen. T1 A A A A A A M m m j _ n T T A n _T 7 Claim VVar Labor If Plans tor India Are successful i Boards operate nas savea BOMBAY, June pearls and dia- which it termed fresh advances to- OCrVC Ump OyerS the life of a little boy ap- i aocut double what thev were then.! NearJy 600 maharajahs, nawabs.; monds and allows himself "a ward a compromise setuesnenv, ana TOROXTO Janc 7_ princes of all month for personal expenses. Machir.prr and everything else the ruling chiefs paremly drowned at Oakville. rec- ords the Windsor Star. There is an object lesson in this. Persis- tence JS imperative in such cases. In apparent drowning, people cost have on many occasions been al- able ntost literaL'y brought back from Prodi the dead. Thev may exhibit ail "ess.' the signs of lifelessness. even to todav the consumers are will- complete absence of pulse respiration, but application first aid treatment, if kept up long enough, ___, restore them. j durtion costs arc going TO remain ?t Everyone should Team how to f p- j the nresent nrice levels, but will; artificial respiration, the Star j probably co higher still, the con- WILL CONTINUE argues, and if the occasion arises, fhof ._ _. should continue it until all hope is gone. There have been cases where -.ictims have been revived after hours of work. When a life is at stake, persistence is worth while. the chamber of their subjects will have a say in sates have al- principle of mission's constitutional A BOTTLE A DAY (H. V. O'Brien in Chicago Daily A soldier slowly emerged from a He had one arm in a sling. With the other arm he was THE LEFT HAND (Continued on Page Four.) BARRIER REMOVED Meanwhile, the belief grew throughout India that the Moslem 4 t sumers must face the faci. that, If and when the plan goes into league, by acceptance of the ar> soin? to have to pav hicher effeci. it probable fewer than a British plan, had removed the for fann nroducts in the riot dozen of cojorfui. ancient formidable barrier to solving India's too distant future. monaj-Chics will continue to exist 150-year-lcn? quest ror ir.deper.d- WOXT PORTRAY ROOSEVELT HOLLYWOOD, June Metro-Golduin nounced Barrymore dent in their present form m independ- j ence. ent India. Countless small Typical of the press comments nP of Reputed to be the richest man in I eventual establishment of a separate Vmny c'id the world, this ruler of a country Motion state of Pakistan-appear- ____________i ,_, ,VtA not approve casting him in the role. The announcement ,eaid no reason was eiven for the family's disap- provhl. as large as England and Scotland ed to be that in the British-owned Jinnah. league's directed by the council last president. withdrjtw C C L. representatives night to negotiate a; once wu viceroy Viscount for Moslem participation in the interim centra! government suggested in the British plan. SEEK PEACEFUL SOLUTION The council 'or the league, which to be the spokesman for 90.- v. x froin regional war ia'oor boards ar.d ,1 by-pass these :n bargaining J3V.pass JJOMTS and wages. Is o. J I OtaDDea I 000.000 Moslems in India, said its of Mo-lem groups from any federa- f yenerday. tion of India resulting from the i Paoli, condemned at a previous British plan. For achievement of; trial to die for the torture killing Pakistan the Moslems will, "if! of numerous Jews, was sitting in necessary employ every means in j the defendant's dock when a woni- 11 identified only as the combined, with twice as many peo- New Statesmen thus morning, their power and conside. no sacri- an, riar-Prt pie as Australia, keeps most of his The paper's leading editorial! fice or suffering too .tne of ShOUfd..r at 000.0001 enumerated several recent events council added. J and stabbed him m the shoulder, j NEWS P.UR MAKE ESCAPE FROM PENirENTlARY STONY MOUNTAIN, Man., Moore. 26. Winnipeg, and George Michael, age unknown, of Fort William, escaped from Stony Mountain penitentiary today. VVNCOCVER PROVINCE FAILS TO PUBLISH ___. VANCOUVER, June The Vancouver Daily Province failed to publish anv editions today for the second straight day as a result of the strike of printers called Wednesday night. LA GCAKDIA SUGGESTS WHEAT RATIONING W June F. H. La Guardta. reneral of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administra- tion, declaring congress should "stop monkeying with O.F-V today -.og-csted rationing of wheat aad protested at the Ict-'em-eai-cake- attitude of >ome bakers. Mr. La Guardia said he was "working on" Russia to obtain help in feeding the world's hnnsry. "fra hopeful, he added. RUSSIA REDUCING OCCUPATION FORCES VIENNA, June Russians have -withdrawn from 30.000 to 40.000 troops from Austria and will have reduced their occupation force to about by July, a reliable Austrian source said today. Even with the heavy withdrawal, the Russians are ex- pected to" maintain approximately the same number of troops here as the United States, Britain and France combined. HITLER NO LONGER FREEMAN OF MUNICH LONDON, June name was struck off the roll of Munich's honorary freemen at the first session of the newly- elected city council, the American News Service in Germany reported today. The narae of Herman Goering, former Luftwaffe chief, also was crossed off. LOSS OF WORTH OF FRUIT FEARED OTTAWA, June Agriculture Minister Gardiner sasd today in the commons that Fraser Valley. nas threatened _iiritn. a loss of worth of fruit because of a. shortage of barrels and crates. He spoke shortly after George Cruickshank (L_ Faser Valley) urged appointment of a government controller to take over strike-bound box factories and get them back into production. IN SPA PERI NEWSPAPER! ;