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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD May 1974 Man-in-the-news Noted Alberta publisher new CP president By JOHN DODD EDMONTON The unshaven young man nibbling benzedrine and smoking endlessly at a type- writer as he pounded out the story of bloody Dieppe has be- come the pipe- smoking publisher in the calm of a wood-panelled corner of- fice. Ross war corre- political third-gener- ation newspaper now sits in this office six days a week and thinks about com- a rnulti-million-dollar newsprint editorials and news stones. The eyes of the Edmonton Journal who be- came president of The Cana- dian Press on brighten as he talks about the news stories. most interesting life on a newspaper is working on the news side. I think my happiest days were when I was a foreign correspondent working on my own and thou- sands of miles from Toronto head office were wonderful days. But I think I've worked in the newspaper business for 37 years or so and I don't think I've ever had a really boring There was the day last year when he sat for 3V2 hours in the Journal library talking to an old man who had one hand in an orange juice can. Wires led from the can to a battered suitcase the man held enough ex- plosives to blow Mr. Munro and his Journal sky-high. The man threatened to deto- nate the explosives unless his personal manifesto was pub- lished in that day's paper It was printed in 200 copies that were never distributed. REVEALS HOAX The man then told Mr. Munro it was all a hoax. His suitcase contained only books He was arrested but died shortly afterwards of leu- kemia. There were many days when the explosives were no as in when the Allies tried an ex- perimental landing at Dieppe on the coast of German-occu- pied France. Mr. then a war cor- respondent for The Canadian went wifh Canadian troops on the assault that cost the force of men missing and prisoners He rushed back to CP's London his bat- tledress torn and blood- his mind seared with the memory of the men killed and wounded and wrote the story that told the world what happened. In five years of war the young correspondent filled hundreds of grimy The 1943 assault on Sicily when his story reached the world seven hours ahead of his the Allied landing on the toe of D- Day in Normandy when he was again first with the news. A wartime Dick now editor-in-chief of the Calgary wrote that Munro rolled up a record of assault landings that can be equalled by only a scant handful of Canadian fighting men and no other correspondent in the Eu- ropean theatre of The Ross Munro byline be- came well-known across Can- ada but Mr. Munro says his war experiences had a far deeper effect on him than just advancement of his career. REVEALED HUMANITY gave me a great sense of belief in humanity. I saw a great deal of a great deal of destruction. It didn't make me a pacifist by any means but it made me see the virtues of peaceful co-exis- The war brought him to- gether with Lieut. Helen- Marie Stevens of Vancouver Ont. She was with a party of Ca- nadian nurses and officers in when a bomb plunged through the roof of the Cafe de Paris in killing 70 persons. Mr. who knew Miss Stevens interviewed filed his story as a prudent took her to dinner for the primary pur- pose of hding her so no other reporter could get the story. That began the romance. They were married and now have a married daughter liv- ing in Toronto. In Mr. Munro wrote a Gauntlet to Over- ROSS MUNRO the story of the Cana- dian Army in the Secbnd World War and of his own ex- periences It won the Gover- nor-General's Award and was recently reprinted by Hurtig Publishers of Edmonton. After the he served as CP's European correspondent for two then returned to Ottawa as a political reporter. TOURED KOREAN FRONT In 1948. he joined Southam News Services in Ottawa and covered such stories as the union of Newfoundland with Canada. He toured the Ko- rean war front. Between 1951 and he worked at the Vancouver Province successively as as- sistant to the edi- editor-in-chief and assist- ant publisher. Then he was publisher of the Winnipeg Tribune for six years. He went to Toronto to launch Canadian Magazine in 1965 and became publisher of Edmonton Journal in 1968. When he was named earlier this year an Officer of the Or- der ot the citation described him simply as a newspaper as were his father and grandfather. Mr Munro's employees of- ten describe him as a fair man. He says this about ob- jectivity in news definition of objectivity is just being to try to present both sides as fairly as you can. There's no such thing as total Newspaper men don't live in a vacuum and usually have strong personal says Mr who is not reluc- tant to express his own views about the Progressive Con- servative government of Pe- ter Lougheed in Alberta. CHANGE ATTITUDES The publisher said he is im- pressed with Mr. Lougheed with Premier Allan Blakeney of had done much to change the federal attitude that the West should continue to be treated as basically a supplier of raw materials for the East. think Western Canada has a dirty deal in a good many cases. I've worked half my life in Western Canada and I've listened to their ar- guments and their case is very think Ottawa is starting to listen. of the things that guides me in what I do meaning what I do in journal- is a very strong belief that Canada must understand itself better and one part of Canada must understand the other part For this is one of the appeals of The Canadian the national news-gath- ering co-operative he joined in 1936. is probably the most unifying force in the total even leaving the CBC in said Mr. Munro. is not recognized R. S. Malone of president of FP was elected vice president. Objector wins ROCK 111. A federal judge dismissed on Tuesday a charge of United States military draft evasion against a former Rock Island resident arrested when he re- turned from Canada to attend his father's funeral. U.S. District Judge Robert Morgan said the draft board had not properly notified Allen Kelly of the reason his request for conscientious-objector status had been denied. Kelly applied for the classi- fication in then left for Canada after it was refused. Long-running British scandal spreads LONDON Edward deputy leader of the governing Labor said today he received money from a local party boss recently sentenced to six years in jail on corruption charges but said it was in payment for legitimate expenses. The statement by Short was the latest development in a long-running bribery and cor- ruption scandal which brought the resignation of a minister in the previous Conservative government. The scandal erupted during the bankruptcy hearings of John formerly one of Europe's leading architects Poulson was jailed for five years for bribing municipal officials to obtain construction contracts. Short's statement followed a statement by local party boss Dan Smith in a television interview that he paid short Short denied the statement and said he received He said this was to de- fray expenses for telephone calls and stationery over a period of 10 years on party work Short denied ever having worked with Smith or discussing construction contracts with him. 58. known as for his real estate development of England's northern industrial city during the was sentenced last week for his part in what Leeds Crown court called web of Short said he has known Smith since the mid-1930s and admired him for ridding New- castle of many of its slums and building new housing for the poorer citizens. SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT Thursday to shop Eaton's Baby Days everything baby needs. Now's the time to gather up a layette or think of baby gifts because Eaton's has great a great selection. Easy-care knit T-shirts 499 Nylon-and-polyester rib knit T-shirts are easy-care for comfortable for baby. Assorted patterns in or collectively. Ages 12 to 24 months. Diapers for home or travel 09 99 Wash 'n wear stretch pants to Pamper disposable diapers with tape pleats for a neat Vinyl backsheet and cellulose padding. Newborn 1.65. Daytime 1.99. Toddler 22 1.19. Daytime 1.09. Overnight 1.09. Nylon-and-polyester knit stretch pants in assorted all with dome leg and crotch and sus- penders. Stripe or check in pink red or collectively. Ages 12 to 24 months. Baby Main Floor Umbroller stroller Umbroller Stroller folds up like and umbrella when not in use Vinyl-covered nylon mesh with aluminum frame. Blue or pumpkin Wheel Lower Floor Diaper sets and sunsuits Six adorable styles for baby this Prints and plains in pink or coll. Cotton-and- polyester blend that's so easy-care Ages 1 2 to 24 months Baby blanket Measures 36 x 50 with acetate satin binding. 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Raglan dome front and leg style. maize or aqua. Sizes 0-10 10-20 20-30 Ibs. Each.............................A Infants' rompers In one size that fits up to 29 pounds. White cotton- machine washable blend. Domed crotch style. White. 309 Stroll-R-Crib Converts from carriage to car bed to stroller. 36 x inch 10-inch shopping basket included. Blue Vinyl covered A A99 foam L II IWI 59 Baby walker To help guide baby's first steps more safely. Five swivel-action contoured plastic plastic table top for playing or feedina Fits from 3 months to years A99 Avocado or yellow ...................5r Sit 'n Snooze car seat With two positions to sit up or to lay down and sleep. Seat belt for shoulder and lap. Adjusts to either front or back seats. Tubular steel frame with Vinyl-covered foam seat. Black only. For 21 to 50 pounds Each 1.59 for Baby Day low price. Each lor Infants' vest Of wash'n wear combed poly- ester. Ages 18 or 24 months. Button front short sleeve style. No-bind sleeves. 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Buy Line 328-8811 use your Eaton account credit terms available. 50 The Lethbridge Rotary Club presents their First Annual CHICKEN BARBECUE May from p.m. to p.m. AT THE EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL PROCEEDS IN AID OF THE SALVATION ARMY'S CORRECTIONAL EACH Bring the entire family Help Rotary help The Salvation Army. Tickets available at the Cash Second and any member oMheTota'ry Club. Remember. One day only at the El Rancho Motor Hotel Make it a family outing. 2 ;