Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
WeaiKer Afterte ft SHOWKBS, WAKMEK VOL. 161. LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1946 12 PAGES Loot Seized, Ring Smashed Key-Man in Lottery. Smug- gling, Narcotics Ring Is Sought I VANCOUVER, June I today held a hoard of gold and jewelry and a for- tune in currency as the hunt intensified for a. mysterious Chi- nese, believed in the United States, who is reported to be the key-man in an international lottery, smuggling and narcotics rimg. RING SMASHED Tliis became known following a pre-dawn raid Friday in dark and squalid Market Alley, in Vancou- ver's Chinatown, where a raiding: squad cf 16 officers led fay Inspec- tor M. F. Anthony, head of the crim- inal investigations bureau of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. I smashed the Canada-wide ring.: whose operations extended to the United States and China. i Fabulous gems of the Orient, pre- j clous jade and diamonds, a for-" tune in Canadian currency and United States gold coins were found by the raiders after they had fought j their way down the darkened, nar- row alley into two houses, and through a network of rooms. SAFE YIELDS TREASURE An iron sale yielded the treasure. Jewelry, glittering ornaments set with delicately-carved jade and diamonds, necklaces of gold and platinum and diamond brooches poured out at the feet of the police. There were also in Cana- dian currencv. one aackage contain- ing Sll.OOO in S100 bills; S1.200 in U.S. gold coins, many pounds of narcotics and a huge .supply of lottery tickets. Another iron safe was seized, and in this may be another fortune in gems and jewelry, and documents which will tell the story of the rings' ramifications. The Chinese mystery man is re- ported to hold the combination of the safe, bus police say it not be opened until he is captured. Five Chinese are under arrest, four of whom, guarding a doorway in Market Alley, were armed with large meat cleavers, and battled the police. Supt. Walter Mulligan of the Van- couver criminal investigation bur- eau and a squad of his officers co- operated with the R.C-MJP. in the raid, while Peter Godfrey, federal department of rex'enue, also went with the raiders. The raid followed months of in- tensive inquiry following evidence of leakage of income tax revenue. Police believe the jewelry was purchased from the proceed? of lot- tery and narcotic sales to facilitate smuggling into China where in- flated prices and shortages make it readily disposable. FIND HEADQUARTERS The raiders swarmed into two houses in Market Alley, and above floors of sordid rooms, found -a weli-fumished apartment, with Chi- nese hangings, Oriental art, and evi- dence of luxurious tastes. Three frightened Chinese women were huddled in a bedroom. They told police their father, sought for information he has on the ring, was in ihe United States. Reports indicated further raids were planned against other major" lotteries operating here. Police said the ring smashed Fri- day employed 300 "runners." peddl- ing lottery tickets on the streets of MYSTERY CYCLONE? THE PAS, Man.. June Game pawoller Jed Reader of The Pas reported last night he had come across an area of tim- ber, about faaif a mile square, which had apparently been dev- astated in a cyclonic storm. He said not a tree remained stand- ing and in many cases the trunks even had been shredded. The damage is believed to have been done during a severe storm which struck The Pas June 9. U.S. Tables Bare of Meat Shortage Is General as Slaughtering Hits His- toric Low BIKINI BLAST -r -T US To Guard Test Secrets Russia Loses 14 Decisions At Council Sessions NEW YORK, June After meeting almost continu- ously since ajm. Friday, with Russia losinsr at least j.i decisions in bitter oratory, the United Nations economic and social council adjourned early todav until next Aug. 31. Winding up a month's work, the delegates were kept in ses- sion throughaat the "day and nighi except for short breaks for lunch and mid-evening sand- wiches. Its work was slowed by stub- born Russian opposition to many proposals which already had been approved fn the coun- cil's committees. SEVEN ATTEMPTS On ihe refugee question alone, Russia and the Ukraine were de- feated in seven separate attemnts to amend a proposed constitutita for an international refugee organi- zation. Both Soviet Delegate Nikolai J. Feonov and Ukrainian Delegate Anatoly M. Baronpvsky refused a plea of the council president. Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar, to withdraw their amendments and declared they TjrcuJQ vote against the refugee organization unless their amend- ments were accepted. The council finally approved the draft constitution for the refugee organization by a vote of 13 to 4. with Russia, the Ukraine, Yugo- slavia and Czechoslovakia voting against it. It was not clear whether this meant the opposing countries would j refuse to take part in the organiza- don when, and if. it is finally ap- Droved bv the general assembly. STORMY FIGHT One of the stormiest fights de- veloped when "Jugoslavia brought up a resolution, previously defeated by the council sitting as a commit- tee, proposing creation of a fact- finding "committee to investigate conditions in displaced persons camps in Europe. This was vigorously opposed by both the United Sates delegate. John G. Wjnant. and British dele- _ gate Hector McNeil, who asserted that the proposal cast reflections upon the armies of _ the United States and Great Britain in whose CHICAGO, June Fresh meat, hard to get in time with rationing in effect, has virtually vanished from most of the country's peace- time dinner tables. With slaughtering of most of the bis packers at an historic level, ine shortage of fresh meat supplies is general throughout the United States. Urban areas have been hardest hit as the meat situation be- came more severe this week. SEEJs NO IMPROVEMENT One aieat packing industry j spokesman sale the consumer sup- ply of meat in legitimate channils] was lower than at any time in his- I tory. Another said there were "no prospects of the situation improv- i ing in the near .Most of the packing plants, large' and small, maintain skeleton work-' ing crews. Many plants have, closed. Butcher shops in many cities re- main closed two or three davs a week. Tee scanty fresh" meat "sup- plies butchers can get are sold out. in a hurry. The usual supply of j fowl and fish is the choice for about i most of the customers. Business at the big packing plants in Chicago and Kansas City, the country's two largest meat centies. is at an all-time low. There is only a trickle of supplies turned oui as pens remain empty. j Since Monday Chicago packers; reported slaughtering less than cattle, the lowest in the country's; history, compared to more than j head slaughtered during the' same days last year. j Reports from cities across the country were about the small supplies of meat. CRITICAL SITUATION Los Angeles said meat Industrv spokesmen said only 10 per cent of the normal supplies were in butcher shops. San Francisco's butchers reported a critical situation with virtually no beef or pork, a fair suppiy of lamb and plenty of poultry. Similar reports came from New York. Boston, Washington, Philadelphia. Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Detroit, Milwaukee and Chi- cago. The agriculture department in Washington and Economic Stabil- I izer Chester Bowles have said that farmers are withholding meat ani- 1 mals. anticipating possible higher prices. Mr. Bowles added there would be plenty of meat after the Office of Price Administration issue I is settled- 1 The agriculture department said 1 virtually all the marketed cattle were bought by local independent India Congress Party To Rule On G.B. Plan COPS SPOIL CELEBRATION TORONTO, June lice swooped down on z party of nearly 100 people gath- ered list night ic tease the health of Tony DeLuca. who Js being married Saturday evening. Police seised 15 cases of beer, allegedly purchased on beer permits other than the one held by DeLuca. Tiie groom's father was arrested on a charge of Uegal possession. The parry continued with cheese and crackers, lemonade acd water. Ships of the guinea-pig fleet thai will be subjected to atomic bombing in the tests to be carried out at Bikini Atoll in July are shown assembled at Pear! Harbor. Honolulu. They are cargo and trans- port ships which will play an important rcle in "operation Hotel Blast Is Fatal To 7 Is Rocked ABOARD T7.S.S- APPALACH- IAN EN ROUTE TO BIKINI. Jane American people will not share all the se- crets of what happens to the guinea pig fleet in Bikini lagoon after the atomic bomb explodes earlv next month. The United States is not ready yet to let everyone know- all the effects of atomic energy loosed on the ships in the first experiment of its kind ever held. EXCLUSIVE TO U.S. DALLAS, June terrific noon hour explosion that shook downtown Dallas Friday wrecked the base- ment and yart of the first floor of the Baker hotel, killing seven persons and injuring 41 others- Panic followed as employees and guests, some trapped in the basement, rushed from the hotel through lung burning fumes and smoke. The blast, worst in Dallas' history, occurred in a small sub-basement room during in- stallation of a new refrigeration unit. HEAVY DAMAGE The hotel kitchen, ir. the base- ment above the room, was wrecked. An insurance firm estimated dara- age at several hundred thousand j dollars. Nehru Drops Dispute With Kashmir Authorities Fol- lowing Widespread Strikes, Looting and After His Reply to Britain's Offer for Independent India is Expected on Sunday NEW DELHI, June (A.P.) Nehru, president-elect of the All-India Congress party, tem- porarily dropped his dispute with Kashmir authorities today. The controversy had resulted in widespread strikes and disturbances and the death of tivo persons in looting in- Madura. ilaulana Abul Kalam Azad. Congress party presi- dent, received a telegram from the chieftaia-eiect saying- he was accepting Azad's instructions to drop the dispute and return to Delhi, "on the understanding that I come back to Kashmir." ARREST BRINGS TROUBLE Nehru was arrested Thursday in the princely slate of Kashmir when he attempted to inter- vene in agitation br the Kash- mir national conference against Maharajah Sir Hari Singh, wealthv Hindu ruler of the over- whelmingly Moslem state. Sheik Abdullah, leader of the move- ment asitatin? .for abdication of the Maharajah, has been ac- cused of sedition, and strikes and occurred as a result of his arrest. Nehru was arrested when he defied a district magistrate's order ban- ning him from the state. Later press dispatches said Nehru I had left for the Punjab on his way s to Delhi and announced that the Congress party's working coin- mittee. sralled by Nehru's absence. I would end deliberations tomorrow ion Britain's plans for an interim i government. 'FINAL ANSWER "The final resolution will be adapted tomorrow." said Azad. Viceroy Lord IVavell had asked a reply by June 23 to British plans for a 14-member interim government to rule until Indian independence can be estab- lished. A dispatch from Srinagar. capS- vj .iui-44-L ._ _ f -T slaughterers and plants trilling i trntH international greernent Is meats for hotels and restaurants, reached on atomic contiol it is un- Big packers contend such HSelv that the full storv of Bikini have paid prices above the OJ? A. ceiling. ing lottery tickets on the streets of most of the camps are located. Vancouver. The men average above Jlr_ Feonov charged that "sev- weekly from salary and com- missions.- A writ of immediate extent, de- scribed by police as the "most pow- erful warrant issued in Canada, is expected to be issued today, Inspec- tor Peter Godfrey of the national revenue department said. He said he is awaiting further instructions from Ottawa. Never Say "Baka" TOKYO. June presentatives in the lower house of the Japanese diet agreed to- day to ban heckling and hoot- ing in the future as a measure of self-censure for yesterday's uproarious diet session. It was agreed that legislators especially should never shout The word was used frequent- ly during yesterday's stormy meeting during which members swung at each other ana spec- tators screamed in the gal- leries. Mr. Feonov charged eral countries" were injecting "poli- tics" into the refugee question. Other pr9posals appearing during the night included: 1. A resolution creating a com- mittee to assist war devastated areas. Lethbridge Man Hurt In Car Crash Some employees escaped through of the princely state ?f ?ash: JAWAHARLAI, NEHRU permitted into the lagoon. But this is onlv part of the story part which will not disclose' manholes. Guests from, the upper j anv armnic floors were evacuated quickly. j RFPORTS A31 available police, firemen and! TWO OFFICIAL REPORTS ambulances were rushed to the! The most complete story of the i d streets were Bikini experiment will not come MoTTkwl off to tramcT 1 disposaS. from the newspapermen at Bikini, j of mjunes occurred when Mohandas K. Gandhi, spiritual! frontiers, they see a rising tide of It will come from two reports which two excited girls stepped in front i leader of the Congress party, said i nationalism sweeping to ths full are to be released by President Tru- i of a poiice car nishor.g to the Viceroy Lord Wavell is trying to i flood of independence and they mir. said Nehru had been freed and is at a bungalow at Chinari. 8Q miles from Srinagar. This message i said a Diane, a state car and other! mir feel the time is npe for reiorm facilities has been placed at his; m national and daily life. In the wider world of India bevond their man and by the joint United States j chiefs of staff. police car rushing Thev were taken to hospital. SLIPPERY" FOOTING Viceroy Lord "Wavell is trying have Nehru returned to New Delhi as soon as possible. Capt. Fitzhugh Lee. public rela- Heavy fumes of acrid smoke pour-' tiocs duet of. the tasi fosce, ex- ing froia the buildmg: forced lire- j CONGRESS STRONG-MAX plained a-press con- will ever be told. It will remain exclusive property of the United States- Scores of newspapermen headed _ for the Bikini test will be permit- j ted to describe what they are able j to see curing and after the explo- j sion. They will be allowed by joint i task force one to describe prepara- j ference aboard ship today. He ad- vised correspondents that full re- ports of the test will be made by men with "no axes to grind." who will be given the full story of the atom bomb's destructive force di- against ships at anchor. (HNS) F Rhodes, retired banker of Leth- tions for the test and the actual j O6eKing Higher bomb reservations as to J the description of the bomb and the heighc as which it explodes ____ _____ _ above the to tell what bridge, is in the Ciaresholm hospital j they see of the fleet when they are following an accident on the high- way ste miles north of town Friday night. He is suffering facial cute and concussion. He regained con- sciousness for a time on Sauirdav I morning. It appears that Mr. Rhodes, who was alone, was driving his coupe i south and ia passing another car sideswiped it. according to informa- tion gathered after the accident. His own car left the grade and turned over on its side and is bact'v wrecked. In the other Walter Mason, the driver Mrs. J. F. Wilson and Adams, ail of Edmonton, iney were lor to De tuec gaining committee en route to Rochester. Minn., where j in court of appeals June 26, has xhe report said "the Appeal Against Rose Conviction men to don gas masks. Once inside. 22.--- .__, _ S SSTf'cllSS, Search for possible other victims j of a baa- on his continued in the shambles of the state- three levels of the com- j President-elect of the Indian Xa- prising the kitchen, laundry and j tional Congress. Nehru is regarded The as one of the strong men of the Con- gress. Equally, the ruler of Jammu want to on the crest of wave. the Diplomats Tackk Problem Of Trieste PARIS. June haze billowed through the area. Salary Scales SCRANTON. Pa.. June j The American Newspaper Guild (CXO.J concluded its four-day con- vention Friday with proposals for a minimum wage of S50 to 5100 weekly for experienced newspaper workers and four weeks annual va- cation with pay. premium wages for wire service workers and elimination of wage differentials based on geograpnic. population or circula- tion formulas. An estimated 300 delegates at- tended the convention. wine cellar. iTo f'jre followed the blast. .._... first explosive flash seared the and Kashmir" is regarded as one of 'Four foreign ministers tackled the sub-basement and a foggy ammonia j the men dominating the princes of i Trieste issue again while dip- India by the his personal- iomals soagat some indication as to ity. I whether a solution of the problem Nehru was determined to enter j been ac. ?n Srmaear to defend the champion dinner attended last- njgr.t of the Congress cause. Kashmir's i hers of the Russia Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, iead- States delegations. er of the Nationalist, movement in It was generally conceaed thai 1 Spot Wreckage Of Big Bomber? and Unued the state! The ruler of Kashmir- settlement of Trieste, ana we Ibu- It.-Gen. His Hihness Rai Rae- san-Tucoslavia wouid_iead 5 It.-Gen. His Highness Rai Raje- shivar Maharajadhiraj agreement or. lundamentais ________ Shri Sir Eari Singh Indar Mahin- peace jr OTTAWA. June his distance United States was host at lasc Nehru's arrest rocked India. Con- nrehts dinner in Oie met fiared m Kashmir. second cclegation hote.._ for Russian V. forest growth today delayed an R.C.A.F. search party trying to lo- cate the reported wreckage of a Liberator bomber in the wild Lau- rentian Mountains 80 Mr. Wilson is to enter the Mayo j besn placed in" the haccs of a Clinic for treatment. The members j bailiff to be served on Special Fed- eral K.C.. Oscar Wilfrid crown, of the party were shaken up and spent the night here. Practice Landing Startles Civvies VANCOUVER, June of fact alone. Residents 01 the Kitsilano area here i FOR BAIL took to the cellars Friday night j same" UlRe a motion as 400 waterborne troops charged j ixcT1 sen. notice for the izaiion their way up the beach, cutting j day- June 25_ tha. applica. j through oarbed-wire entanglements, j vitt'ix mace to a justice of the i ST. JEAN BAPTISTE DAY has The Left Hand Corner. Art and Treasure Rob- Painter. 2. Creation of a permanent, com- mission on transportation and com- munications. 3. Creation of a permanent sta- tistical commission. Creation of a commission on social problems, such as care of children snd the aged and the elim- ination and control of prostitution. 5. Establishment of a commission on human rights and a sub-commis- sion on freedom of information. Says Canada Did Better Job Than U.S. on Controls _, _. forthcoming jubilee celebrations, j NEW YORK, June 22- K7 -The had io warn the residents court New York Herald Tribune in an a i--man .-v.ngs b.r.cn editorial today compared the hand- i Tin- of price and wage cor.trols m Canada and the United States and concluded that the Dominion had j done a better job. i "Canada showed the -way to this country in bringing prices and f wages "under control aunng tne i i war" the editorial said, "and is 1 now it would seem, giving us a_ lessor, how to handle the task or j decontrol curing the period .of re- j i conversion." j There had not been violent con- newspaper industry is in an era of unparalleled prosperity, its current and future from Dart- Rockcliffe air sta- 1943. A Liberator tail assemblage was sighted between Ste. AcJele and Ste. Agathe. Que. here hind. There are more than the tabie. it was believed prqoabie 4.000.000 i that a frank discussion of deadlock- people In the twin states of Jammu ed matters was held- and Kashmir-four-fifths of them TOP cpuncu yesteraar began i ThPir is a Hindu examination of trie Trieste question he with a general re-statement of admission of negro correspondents to thi press galleries in congress and Javoring: unified labcr organ- in the countrv. area in an attempt :o pinpoint the on a of cpnspinr.z to ahead of tune. 17 ARRESTED IN MONTREAL June ______ enteen persons were arrested last nigh; on charges of illegally hold- Chief Defence Counsel Joseph iiig a parade in the streets of Mont- j Cohen. K.C. also said that an ap- rcal. dunng a "victory parade" or- i poai against the sentence now 'is ganized by the Canadian Seamen's teir.sr considered and that ir may Union, it was announced by the be lodged within the Segal delav of police. sentenced him to six years in 15 days from the date of sentence. Cathohc lar.h." accompanied by the roar of heavy j couri m chambers that bail' MONTREAL. Jur.e 22. weapons and mortars. be Canted to Rose until the appeal 'French-speaking Car-aciian The army, rehearsing its part in; j, forthcarning jubilee celebrations, j lated north-aest colonization settle- ments of the Senne'erre region, are Loss of the Liberator was the air disaster in Canadian NEWS BULLETINS greatest _ history. The plane was the object COVPLE TO FACE MURDER CHARGE radians of Qae- a widespread search over a large' bee. froai the Sshmg hamlete of the 3rea of the Sap- rockv Gaspe peninsula to the iso- i uenay river and the St. Maurice river. The aircraft disappeared on a night flight through thick wea- ther, i and a number of airmen home on Jeave from Atlantic com- j mand autics. _________. troversy over price control in the, deeply in- i Dominion, as there v.as in the terested in the recent art and! united States, and Canada had treasure robberies, reports the} frda the war-time and post-war j GOTLAND Yard is "I'm Richer Than Ann Queen and North Wales cases are typical, i "When Canada adooted wartime are actually the work of expert I urice control she did it courageous- j croofcs operating, directly or indi- j ly and boldly, but our government rectiv, at the instigation of Jmpon- shrank from applying controls until ant collectors. i virtually shamed into This story is based on the fact the Doir.irsion's action that in both cases the objects Tribune stolen were practically unmarket- able, at any rate through any of the established receivers or "fence-." The deduction is. there- the Hera'.d EURASIAN GIRL CENTRAL FIGURE IN JEWELRY LOOT that the robbers must have been to steal just these articles of special collector i interest and value, and that they, were probably paid a sum down in advance as part of an agreed sum for carrying through the burgla- ties. i In the Hover Castle case six or seven men were concerned in the actual Jobbery, were equipped with elaborate masks, and arrived on THE LEFT HAND (Continued on Page FourJ Churchill Wary BRISTOL. June ston Churchill said Friday he hesitated before accepting the freedom of the Society of Mer- chant Ventures because the freedom certificate contained a clause forbidding the frequenting of taverns and playing of dice. "I made careful inquiries into this before I f.sned it." the prime minister said, "ard I am relieved to learn that it refers only to apprentices.' BATAVIA. Java. Jur.e A dark-eyed. 27 vear old Eurasian gsrl who boasted to her friends that "I am richer than any queen" is a central fisure in one of history's great- est loot of S40.000.000 worth of gold and jewelry soon after the Japanese c o i! a p s e. investigation has brought arrest of 11 including a British security captain. British and Dutch asents have recovered practically the entire treasure, looted by a Japanese officer, and mcst of those ar- rested will be charged before the Bataiia court in nine dajs. HAS TWO CHILDREN Former mistress of a Japan- ese officer, bright-eyed mother of two half-Japanese babies, the Eurasian tjirl. Carlo Wolff, became a figure in Baza via before the full story of the theft came to light. She kept an armed bodyguard and fner.ds. "I sleep in a golden bed and tat from golden The robbery was discovered when Carla complained that a British officer had used third- methods to obtain in- formation. Asked by the Dutch prosecutor to whom she took her com- plaint why .she had been ill- treated. Carla casually replied: was about the gold and all that." "All that" comprised the valu- :o celebrate the feast of their patron saint. John the Bap- j The 23 air force personnel irr.olv- tist. Almost as old a.s the Christian ed included the Liberator's crew church itself, the Feast of St John and a number of ranks with Christmas and EastPr as a public festr.al ir. Quebec June 1 24, St Jean Baptiste Dav. i> ccle- i __ orated as a holiday bv all French- i Til 1 T J- T n; Canadians of the Roman j lliegal 1 raQingT in I Furs Flourishing NORTH SAY. Ont.. June fin- ;n northern J Ontano. by a trcmond-' ous cemar.ci for f'jrs. covi arc at an peak with most of the "hot fur" for Mom- real, game overseers anci officials of the "ands and forests department I cf Ontario mace kr.o'.xr. lift night. They intimated most of the; i trade are cleienv ana making iush profits from the biisi- ness. i I By plane, motor and tram trapped fur -s to be I -r -r ables of al! the pawn shops m Java a hoard cf geld and jewelry worth The robberv occurred three davs after the Japr.rh.-'e capitu- lation when Cap: Nakainura of the Japanese military pohce visited the head office of a goxerr.ment pawn all Java pawn-broking is gov- emment-controS'.ed and filled 10 steel boxes and crates with the most valuable loot he could find. A British officer. Capt J. R. H. Morton, was arrested for his alleged part in the disposal of a portion of the loot and Scotland Yard officers are awaiting the arrival in Britain of Sgt. K. F. Dawson. who is aboard a ship from Batavia. as S50 "a. wncre the in as high THOROLD. June Chief Dennis Harold of Thorold township today said a charse of murder would be j5ainst Mr. and Mrs. Georee Popouich of Thoroltl Soath in con- nection with the death in nearby St. Catharines Sunday of Naio. 55. Thoroid South merchant. CLEVELAND INDIANS ASE SOLD CLEVELAND. June Purchase of the Indians was announced today by Bill Vecck. who will be president of the new organization. Boh Hope, movie and radio comedian, was A member of the pnrchasinc syndicate. Vcfick decHned to say how much was paid. Th figure has been rumored here at between SI.750.000 and 52.000.003. PRECAUTIONARY TROOP MOVEME.NTS LONDON. June British foreign office spokesman acknowledged today there have been some precautionary troop movements in the area of Trieste occupied by British and United States But he iaid Yugoslav reporU thai the demarcation Hne wouid be moved five miles eastward were "rjonsense.- ONTARIO RUBBER FACE STRIKE MONDAY TORONTO. June United Rubber Workers (C.l.O.) today announced it would call 3 strike Monday ia all Ontario rubber plants except those of the and Viceroy companies. It said it e-vpcctcd that approximately union members wonld walk out. KEVIN WILL GO TO CAIRO TO SIGN NEW TREATY CAIRO. June Minister Bevia will come to Cairo to sisn a new treaty in the first irtek of July. Althbar El Yom. independent Egyptian weekly paper, said today, i In London. sussestion that Mr. Bevin will visit Cairo in the first week of Julv to a revised treaty were officially described RODNEY DOCKS HALIFAX. June 'C.P.I Dwarfed bj thc liner He De France, which arriied earlier. the smalkr troon transport I-ady Rodney docked here Fri- day, bringing some 400 service- men back to Canada. j BIRTHDAY PRESENT NEW YORK. June The Statue of Lioe: ty Roins; to a j r.ew crecn inner paint coat for her 60th birthday this fall. SASKATCHEWAN REPORTS SURPLUS OF REGINA. June surplus of S490.S33 -wai realized by the Saskatchewan government during the fiscal year en-Jjns April 20. 1946. Provincial Treasurer C. >L Fines announced today. Revenue for the vear amounted to while total expenditures were S38.7S4.814. LITTLE HOPE HELD FOR CHINESE AGREEMENT NANKING. June open distrust shadowing each move and proposal of Central government and Communist leaders. little hope was held today that any agreement for settlement of China's confused internal situation would be worth much more than the paper on which it is written. New differences appear to hive left the two sides farther apart than despite the 15-day truce extension to June 30.