Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
FINAL EDITION WeaiKer CLCAB AHD WJ VOL. 119. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, MAY 14 PAGES RUSSIA SLOWS UP FOUR PARLEY WaV Ollt Of I Biff Four Guests of French President Parley Impasse Open Conference Only SnarU Up Tax and Conferees May Go Behind Closed Doors in Final Effort to Find Solution By D'AHCY O'DONNELL (Canadian Press Staff Writer.) OTTAWA, May Fate of the Dominion-provincial conference may be decided be- hind closed doors as a result of a motion placed before it today by Premier John Hart of British Columbia. Air. Hart moved that the con- ference return to in camera dis- cussions and attempt to break the stalemate which has been brought about by the Dominion and the provinces standing pat on positions taken during the current plenary, sessions. Ko immediate action was taken on Mr, Hart's motion, seconded by Premier Walter Jones of Prince Edward Isiand. Mr. Hart explained that British Columbia was nrepsred ts a eolation in its objections to the Dominion proposals. WHAT RENTAL? Earlier. Justice Minister St. Laur- ent urged that the conference strive to determine just what rental should Se paid the respective prov- inces in return for iJaeir giving up the income and corporation tax fields. He said bargaining on ren- tals for other minor fields could be tackled later. He said emphatically that if agreement could oniv be reached by the federal government paying the provinces more than is had already offered to pay. the Dominion au- thorities felt they would be better off without an agreement. He asked Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia to state defi- nitely the amount they wanted as compensation for eiving up income and corporation taxes for three years. Premier Maurice Duplessis of Quebec, and Premier George Drew of Ontario outlined the basis on which compensation should be paid but set no definite figure as the amount they wanted. Premier Hart suggested the return to committee SEEK WAY" OUT (Continued on Page Three) OTTAWA CONFERENCE REACHES DEADLOCK OTTAWA, Slay Justice Minister St. Laurent sug- gested today that the Dominion- provincial -conference get down to the task of what rental would be paid to the provinces in re- turn for their vacating the in- come and corporation tax fields. Addressing the conference as It resumed its public discus- sions, 3Ir. St. Laurent said the matter of rentals for minor taxes such as gasoline, amuse- ments and others would be worked out later with the prov- inces deciding among them- selves what a proper rental would be. He said ifc was not yet clear how much. Ontario, British Columbia and 'Quebec wanted; as "compensation for getting out of income and corpora- tion taxes for a three-year period. MAT DO WITHOUT If it was clear that agreement not be reached without a greater transfer-of funds from the federal government to the provinces tiurv has-already been offered, the Dominion authorities felt they would, be belter off without an agreement. If no agreement was reached it would not be because of the un- compromising attitude of anyone. Mr. St. Laurent said he wished to clear up some misconceptions which appeared to exist with re- cpect to the purposes of the con- ference. Before the adjournment yester- dav. Premier E. C. Manning hac expressed concern over the pre- carious point tb.e conference had reached and had said that, if agree- ment was nofc reached, the failure would be placed on the doorstep of the federal government because of its uncompromising attitude on what he believed were minor mat- 1 ters. Mr. St. Laurent said the confer- Arabs Plan Diplomatic Tangle Mass Strike FoflowsPhoneCafl Over Report Protest Recommendations Official Jewish Com- ment is Withheld Truman and French Minister Exchange Greetings by Trans-Atlantic Telephone But Loan to is Not Attitude Deteriorates Noticeably JERUSALEM, May The foreign ministers of Britain, the United States. Russia and France, who are now conferring in Paris, Daring the way for the big peace confer- ence that is to come, are shown with President Felix Gouin. who was host to the "Big Pour" at luncheon. Left to right are British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ernest Bevin. President Goum, United States Secretary of State Jan-.es F. Byrnes, Russia's Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyackeslav Molotov and French Foreign Minister Georges Eidault. ence had not broken down and he hoped it would not break down. If it did break down it would not be due to the uncompromising atti- tude of anyone on any minor mat- ters. TAXPAYER'S MONET If no agreement was reached It would be because the govern- ments of the country could not agree on the best way to serve the people of the country. It not federal or provincial money concerned in the financial proposals before the conference but the taxpayer's money. He believed everyone agreed that the taxpayer wanted a reduction in taxes and wanted it now. Turning to the field of succes- sion "a con- tinuing exclusive right in peacetime by his own province of Sir. St. Laurent said the Dominion's experience during the war had taught that it was "an effective instrument of aid" in the collection of income taxes. It was only fair to each Cana- dian taxpayer to see that all paid their share of taxes. If it was true that the administra- tion of succession duties helped In getting from all taxpayers their rightful share of income taxes, then he thought it was onlv- right that it should con- tinue to be harnessed together. (Premier Duplessis of Quebec has agreed to rent the income tax Seid but not succession duties.) FEAR OF INFLATION Mr. St. Laurent said there had been some anxiety over what would Higher Pay For .ivu-iv- 9 happen if the country was hit by 1 D ?_ inflation and the value of gross IVl.l HI LONDON, May gov- ernment oroposed today to vest ab- solute control of atomic "research, development and use in the ministry of sunpiv. A Mil introduced yesterday and published today laid out these jobs for the ministry: "To produce and use atomic energy and carry out re- search into any matters connected therewith; to promote the develop- ment of atomic energy; and to con- trol unauthorized, production and use of atomic energy." The bill only costs, saving "expenditures" of the. order of" can at present be foreseen, but no figure can be given for the amount which mav ultimately be HEAVT FTXES Corporations would be subject unlimited fines for disclosing in- formation about atomic projects or processes, or for doing unauthoriz- ed atomic research. Individuals would be subject to fines or five years in prison for similar of- fences. Full control over diggings for all minerais needed for atomic uses also would be vested in the minis- try. The bill specifically mentioned uraniurnT thorium, plutonium. aad neptunium. Accused Gives Evidence m' Hearing of Other j Nazi at "Hat (By a Staff Reporter) MEDICINE HAT. May One of four Nazi captives charg- ed with murdering Cpl. Karl Lehmann. German doctor of philosophy, in the local pris- oner of war caino on Septem- ber 10, declared here to- day that Lehmann was "a in his opinion, added that German, training ordered that "each traitor was to be and he then per- sistently refused, to answer numerous questions. The witness was'Sgt- "Walter Wolf, 28-year-old former Afrika Korps infantry man who was called to give'evidence for the crown in the preliminarv hear- in? for Sgt, Major Bruno Pet- zenowski. Also charged with are- Sjt.-Majors Willi Mueller and Heinrich GERMAN ARMY ORDERED TRAITORS TO BE KILLED, DECLARES WITNESS HugeSumFor Atomic Work Aside In O.C. (By Ross Munro, Canadian Press Staff Writer) A-RIS, May (C-P- Cabie) diplomatic tangle w- arising from a trans-Atlantic telephone call and unex- Arab higher committee official said peered difficulties in discussion of the Italian peace treaty today the committee had delivered featured the Bijr Four foreign ministers conference here to Britain a letter, which he term- ed Eiie "nest thing to an ultima- rejecting the Angio-Ameri-! Meanwhile, it oecame evident the proposal 1 this week by James F. Byrnes, United States secretary of state, for a four-power treaty aimed at ensuring the dis- order zo resume the national strag-, arRiament of Germany for the 25 years after the occa- shukairy. director of the 1 pation ends, had only'a remote chance of beingr accepted Arab office, told reporters the let- j as ft now stands, ter meant that an. Arab unrising. I similar to those of 1936-1939. -sras -EXCHANGE here as ons or the most Important The telephone mixup occurred foreign policy steps Washington, taken in recent years. The prooosal would mean. It me- cepted. direct; United States inter- est and influence oa the Bus eh. COUNSEL CLASH Refusal of Wolf to answer ques- tions brought; permission from Magistrate W. E. Ei'ts enabling Crown Prosecutor Walter D. Gow, K.C., to cross-examine the "crown witness. Frequent clashes between wn called Wolf as a witness in the counsel dsveloaed after the crown Ferzenowski hearing. Defence Coun- sel G." E. A. Rice. K.C.. sireauous- ly objecting to the use by the crown as s. witness a man who also stands charged with the same murder. The sixth witness to be called 15 the morning of the second day of the preliminary hearings, Wolf was still on the stand when court adjourned for noon and an- threateaed. THREATS OF VIOLENCE Denunciations of the report of Acslo-American committee of inquiry on Palestine continued to poor in Wednesday from Arab countries, with threats of strife and violence expressed by maav Arabic groups. While Prime Minister Attlee expressed the hope in London that the reaort would prove a notable contribution to a solu- tion of Palestine problems and of Jews in Europe, immediate Arab rejection of the report cul- minated in a call for a Palestine- wide Arab nrotest strike. Meeting in "Jerusalem on an urg- ent summons from their chairman, Jamal Kusseini. the Palestine Arab higher committee decided to call the strike for Friday and cabled neighboring Arab states to declare "sympathy strikes" for the same da'y. This decision followeo statements by More Aid To Education In House OTTAWA. Mav 2 part of yesterday's three-hour house of commons session came suortly after the opening when a tS'nwwiiK u- I earlier tion of correspondence between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the provinces on the ownership of radio stations. The motion was defeated 97-75. The house considered a resolution sponsored fay Frank Zaplitny C CJP which: sought fed- after Foreign Minister Bidault of France had talked to President Tru- man in Washington. A source char- acterized as "an official French source" said Mr. Truman had told j for the nest generation. M Bidault prospects were bright France Is not sura as yet iHiii for the loan France is seeking from she stands on the plan. There-is the United States. j French, suspicion that it might lemd The facilities in- the provinces t placed on a more equal basis. treasure was talked out. The resolution had support from Gordon Graydon IP.G.. aad F D Shaw" tS.C.r Red Deer; but was opposed by three French-speak- ing Bona arsenaalc Eona venture J, Benoit Michaud iL.. Arab resistance. Auai Bei Abdul Hadi. leader of the Istiqal '.Arab independence part" warned tha; "Arabs will de- fend" themselves with all the means at their disposal." TUe recommend- ation to admit 100.000 Jews a "slur on he said. Official Jewish Comment in Pal- pena- ing further consideration by the Jewish agency executive which mtt in Jerusalem Thursday. TERMED COMPROMISE It was reported from Palestine ARABS PLAN (Continued on Page Two.) The Left Hand Corner.. A Canadian-Born Author Surgery Hos- pital Village national production dropped. While he "was not an economist he believ- ed that, if there was inflation, the value of production would hs in- flated and the subsidy likewise would be inflated. This inflation would carry the subsidy far beyond the mini- mum. There had been reference by Premier George Drew of Ontario to what he called a -joker" in the Dominion proposals. The premier had said Minister Hs- lev's arguments for a tax agreement now would be equally valid at the FORMER editor of the Guelph Daily Mercury, Thomas B. has already netted from tne publishing of his best-seller, "The Black paid of that in income tax to the United States government. And since the novel still leads the best-seller list, more profits will accrue. Costatn r.ow has two successful careers to his credit. Born in Brantford in 1885, he vrorfced on the newspaper there before coming to Guelph. When he left Guelph he went to Toronto as an editor of one of the MacLean publications. Later he took an associate editor- ship with the Saturday Evening; Post. Costain never thought of writing until five years ago, whsn he was 55. Then enthusiasm for history and biographv led him to vcrite "My Great a novel laid in LONDON. May 2. (C.P. Cable.) Members of parlia- ment will take horns bigser pay cheques from now on and their salary increase from to (about 52.620 to S4.450) will be paralleled by increases for ministers and such prominent fiirores as the leader of the present Winston Churchill- Dalton. chancellor of the ex- chequer, announced the in- creases. Resngouche-Madawaska) and J. D. Dion (L.: Lake St. FEAR INTERFERENCE Opposition was based on the pos- sibility federal aids toward educa- tion might result in interference by the Dominion in a field which was purely provincial jurisdiction. The sunporters were unanimous in the view" that action should be taken to equalize the educational In the meantime. Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross was an-j nouncing in Washington that Mr. i Truman and M. Bidault had merely; exchanged brief greetings. Late last night a French foreign office spokesman hi Paris indicated Mr. Ross was correct. Other difficulties were facing the representatives of Britain, the CnU- ed States. Russia and France in the conference chamber here. A hitch arose when the Big Four failed to reach an agreement on an Allied inspectorate for Italy. For- eign Commissar Molotov of Russia suddenly dissented, statin? that for a long time the Soviet Union had doubted the desirability of such Al- lied control machinery. Tlie Sis Four delegates and their staffs had been studying the Byrnes proposal for the future of Germany. It was learned the plan was receiv- ing a divided reception with Bri- tain supporting the idea, regaraed NAZI TRIED TO PREVENT WAR RICHARD KASISCHSE NUERNBERG. May V.C. Awarded To Irish Guardsman award of the Victoria Cross to Guards- man Edward Colquhoun Charl- ton of the Irish Guards was an- nounced today. The citation said Charlton, although severely injured, fought'and halted single-handed a, company of Panzer Grenadiers near the German village of Wis- 18 days before the war in Europe ended. It was the I76th V.C- award during the Second Great War. Fifteen of these awards hare (tone to Canadians, to rhe withdrawal of occupation, troops from Germany much earlier than was originally planned. Tfiis is whv the French" are so Insistent the 3ig Four accept their o internationalize the Hahr aad detach the from tne Heich. French and British sources said France was not modifying her de- mands on the Huhr and the Hhimi- iand in light of the Byrnes proposal but a United States oSdal said ths United States plan was not aimed- at forcing any French SOVIET ATTITUDE CHANGES By SYIATAIX MANG-BOT PARIS. May 2. CReuters-) Tfce Soviet attitude, aoticsably concflU- torv at the opening session of the Big Four foreign ministers' meeting in Paris, apoears to have stiffened. at the end of the Srst weeit of the conference. Love-Making On Berlin Streets made bv Wolf. Only a minute before the ad- promising students left school early joumraent, after a long argument j because facilities were not available, which developed over Wolf having zarMtny a Manitoba school changed his mind to give evidence equal education was against Perzenowski. ilr. Gow to unity. De- ed Wolf a few sheets of paper with j vejopmen; in educational facilities handwriting on them ana asked if essential to tne welfare 01 the the witness recognized them. country ancance "could be given in the form of When the argument ended Mr. j a capital fund for the construction asked Wolf: "Whose writing, buddings. national scholarships now wou end of another three years and j pinH that the province would again be asked fields. to keeo out of certain tax OTTAWA CONFERENCE (Conunuea on Page Two.) WALKOUT, LOCKOUT 17th century England. He followed GUELPH. Out., May entire working force of about 350 men were idle at the Guelph Stove company factory Wednesday in what union officials said was a lock- out of one union following a walk- out by another union. About 250 members of the United ers Unidn (C.I.O.) Tues- laid down their tools in pro- test against alleged dis-nissal of two of their number. Wednesday another 100 workers, members of the International Moulders Union were "locSed accord- ing to an official of the moulders that with "Ride With a tale anion, who said the management "j had announced that all production would cease in the departments cov- ered bv the moulders union. of the Napoleonic period. Both books were very successful, but not until "The Black Rose" crashed the best seller lists was he really in the monev, Costain and his f am- j ily live at Bahayres, some 14 Allies nKTOTFR BODY TO from Philadelphia. i LUOiil J E.IV I 1U Costain reads from 400 to 500 TKVFSTIfi ATF DEATH books for each of his novels, so V n UtAin that he writes with authority. He i-------------- Of First Wheat Grown In Ontario is "It is iny reolierf Wolf. All four accused listened to the evidence of five witnesses yesterday and the first three this morning. Then Mr. Gow asked that Wolf, and Mueller be excluded as i and a national library. i the nest witnesses would give evi- GERMAN ARMY (Continued on rage Three) PATHOLOGIST DIES NEW YORK. May Dr. Simon Flexner. 83. pathologist acd director-emeritus of the Roekefei- iler Institute for Medical Research, lyterian hospital weeks. j died today in I after an iilness of a few FAIRFIKLD. Ont.. Mav First archaeological evidence of tlie j existence o! wheat in On'-ariu. in the form r.f -me-i-ali of pint of carbonized v.-heat, vras uncovered j here bv- VTilfnd W. Juiy. curaiorj of the ilussyn of Westim Ontario. in his excavaiUn ol tne famous sits of the "lost village." home of the sarly Moravian missionaries, Tiear here. It was on the ground of this vil- lage, according to record, that whsat was first siwn in southern Ontario P ARLIAMENTARy NEWS BERLIN, May Scales soldiers with romantic inclinations towards German csrls must, henceforth refrain from lovemakiag en Berlin streets. Maj.-Gen. Walter B. Sealing, new commander of the JVmeri- can garrison here, in an order said "we can't control what happens behind closed doors but we can control what hap- pens in public, and we shall.'' OTTAWA. May minion-Drovmcial t? The conference Do- ad- silver platter more concessions than he ever expected to get" and there- by dealt a blo'v to anti-Nazis in Germany. Gn the witness stand in his own defence for the third cay. s said tiiat at Munich "Hitler irieaj onlv to get autonomy for Germans j In Czechoslovakia." j "But the Allies handed him the i Sudeten territories, more than he' ever expected to get, on a silver platter." he added. "This success strengthened Hit-1 ler's popularity and weakened thej. chances" of removing him." The former economics minister j contended that he had no pnor knowledge of Hitler's plans to in- vade Czechoslovakia. Norway, Den- mark, Poland or Russia. Schacht, former reichsbank presi- dent and minister of economics, is on trial with 22 other ranking Ger- mans on war crimes charges. TRIED TO PREVENT WAR He asserted that after he was re- moved as president of the reichs- bank in 1S39. he devoted his efforts to preventing war. _ After his dis- f fritenuzatf missal as minister without portfono soldiers and German giris.' last year. FRANKFURT. Germany. May 2. 4 German sir! last heard a United States military court sentence ncr to life imprisonment for murdering an American para- DrPLOMATIC (Coctinued. on Page Tsroj Milk Rationing May Come In Fafl TORONTO, May 2. Q! "PossfMl- itv of milk; rationing in the antunsB. was suggested last night by Fernon. Mclntvre, Brantford, president of the Whole Milk Producers League of Ontario, which has called -an emergency meeting far Friday to oiscuss what action if any should be taken in view of the federal action in reoueiag subsidy on production- Federal Agriculture Minister Gar- diner announced Tuesday that? the wftiter subsidy of 55 cents a. aun- dredweight would be reduced cents for the summe_r and the. lea- gue directors immediately wired a> protest. Last night they had re- ceived a reciv from Mr. Gardiner said" no change in policy could be made until the federal cabinet is freed from the Dominion- provineial conference now proceed- ing at Ottawa. Sir. Mclntyre said to regard to the possibility of milfe rationing that if is no longer proatable zwr feasible to produce muk- "There a talk of a he added, "but the shortage itself being created by this situatioaLwili mean an tic shut-off of the supply." Members of the leafrae In tea nast few davs hsve voiced threats bf a -milk strike" if the federal government did not take some ac- Minister T. L.- Kennedy said yesterday teat, price controls oa farm produce ing ihe goose -Jttaz lays the golden Ingebors Fischer for the slaying St. John Chinar. of Tuscarora, Anierican-occupied Germany, aris- to Cnhed States buyers. Bsiry cattle exports jumped 40 per cent 1945 and in the fUst four months i of thi- year are 50 per cent above journed" at 3 p-m. C-S.T. today un- til tomorrow, with substantially no change in the positions taken by the various governments and with sight. and vesterday's find was in three feet of water in what is believed to have been the home of a white man. i The Xlorav-aa village wss destroyed in the war of archaeologists refused to estlnaat! the period at which the wheat sown. governments agreement apparently no closer ir. ferees sat silently arour.d the tab'e. In January of 1943. "my only poiiti- spparently for one of their' number to make the nest move. Mr. King then suggesUK" they rise and return io work tomorrow. j Earlier today Premier Hart placed before the conference a. motion that the delegates meet behind closed l SOSES AMENDMENT they stood and! OTTAWA. May 5 State ca! activity was devoted to to remove He told of plotting with genera's who opposed Hitler and of frequent contacts with "prominent Ameri- cans. Britons, Frenchmen and neu- NEWS ULLETINS doesn't a fully planned plot, but lets the story develop at it ?oes. His wife is the former Ida Spragge, of Guelph. We kind io the birds. The dove brings peace, the stork brings tax exemptions. CLEVER SHIP SURGERY FOR GREAT BRITAIN of this ground had iwen covered by ._ a previous witness. Dr. Hans Giie- vius. who had identified Schacht as on an algebraic formula his government and providing bj" a CHICAGO. May Rubenzik, real estate operator who left all but S7.0CO of her reported estate to a business part- ner, did die of cancer as her death certificate indicated. Dr. Wil- liam D. McNally, coroner's chemist, said yesterday. MissTlubenzik's bodv was exhum- ed Tuesday after Samuel Hoffman, a lawyer representing her family, asked it be disinterred. Dr. McNally said tests would de- termine the true manner of her death. signed who himself died six days later, ing on a day-to-day bssw. The death certificate was by a Wymore, Neb., doctor, Wetaskiwin Doctor merely rrwke application to the sec- i retary of state and. unless there i were'soecisl circumstances, a cenifi- Ontana proposals were inev. Q, be Issued. Fscarice Minister Ilsley said that j sntish subjects still be en- the Cr.tano .formula j jo thP they now enjoy would cost the Do-nsnion S100.000 of lhe frar.chts after a year's resj-i EDMONTON, Mav J. Agricul- A motion that discussions be re- of men several years ago. MEAT SUPPLY LOW EDMONTON, May serves of meat m the coolers of many Edmonton retailers are near- ly exhausted and operators said they had reached the point of sell- Premier Stuart Gareon Mani- toba moved that the conference ad- journ and study the Ontario pro- posals in the light of Mr. Drew's sidv with a Sat vear-round rate. He was reolying to J- A. Charlton fP.C., who asked if the summer subsidy on milk produc- tion, which went into effect April 30 be increased. The latest statement. This motion was not acted upon. During the moment or so before subsidy is 55 cents a nunarea pouncs adjournment wss proposed by Prime I and the summer payment is 35 Minister Mackenzie King, the coa- cents, LONDON May is io darken her bread by a wheat-extraction rate of 90 per ceni -as a tcr- Food Minister Sir Ben Smith announced al called press conference tonight, PASSENGER TRAINS HALTED. FUEL SHORTAGE CHICAGO. May Chicago and Eastern Railroad today announced that effective tomorrow all of sts pa trains between Chicago and St. Louis would be of a shortage of coaL WIDESPREAD FAltrRE IN RICE CROP W May Combsned Food Board dar reported widespread" rice crop failures in anaonnctas curtailment of supplies available for export during the current quarter. Suspended One Year Mont- -oOTen. who is to succeed Lord Aflanbrooke as chief of the imperial general staff, arrived by air Jrom Germany at airport, Cambcrley, Snrrey. DISCUSSION OF INDIA'S FUTURE CONTINUES SI.MLV India. May Jawaharlai >eftra. Icadin- figure in the Congress party, today met Vfeconnt Wavefl, the viceroy, marking a resumption of political consaltatjous Indian and British on India's fntore. Mohandas Gaadhi, veteran Nationalist leader, arrived today for the talks. DATE NOT SET. SAYS PREMIER OTTAWA, May Minister Matkenrse The Canadian Press today he was not yet in a position to say when he was going to London to participate in the talks which have brought prime ministers to the Empire capital from >U the dominions. Informed of a dispatch which reported leave Ottawa May 12 for London, Mr. Kinfi smiled and saHU sure I can't be responsible for U im Colisge of Physicians ard Surgeor-s. it. disclosed jestcrday. Dr. Ar.ctreas charged with im- proper care of a patient. W. C. j Dearing. 55. who underwent an OP- j eration last January. Subsequent- j ly Mr. DcannK underwent an emer- j gency operation and died from j shock. A coroner's jury returned a ver- dict that, Mr. Dearing dieo while undergoing the emergency operatios. "which was being performed as a result of improper care following a previous operation" by Dr. AssLreas. NEWSPAPER!