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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION VOL. 120. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MAY 14 BAGES ALCATRAZ CONVICTS IN BLOODY BATTLE DUPLESSIS QUITS Stone'Guards Killed Troops Andln Gun Duel Parley Hits Snag, Breaks OTTAWA, May i Dominion-provincial conference today adjourned "sine die" on a motion moved by Finance Minister llsley and seconded by Pre- mier McNair of New Brunswick. Mr. llsley said the gap between the Dominion and the provinces was wide and agreement seemed impossible at this time. There prob- ably would be discussions as to who was to blame. He did" not see any useful point in adjourning to a particular date. PREMIER DUPLESSIS GOES HOME OTTAWA, May Minister Mackenzie King today "informed the Dominion-provincial con- ference that Premier Duplessis of Quebec had left the conference discussions and returned to Quebec. It -was learned that Hon. Johnny Bpurque, Quebec minister of lands and forests, was heading the Quebec delegation in the absence of Mr." Duplessis. ADJOURNMENT URGED position." He had always held that, OTTAWA. Mav Do- J the conference muss agree. If it minion-oroviiicial conference, after failed it would be because of that hearing "the federal government re- Dominion iterate is cecisioas to stand by its t! listened to suggestions proposals. from three premiers that the cur- rens discussions be adjourned to allow the government to review their positions. Premier Drew of Ontario sug- gested an adjournment to allow the federal government to reconsid- er its stand. He spoke after Fin- ance Minister Esley said the Do- minion was standing pat on its pro- posals because acceptance of the Ontario suggestions would cost the Dominion more than it was prepared to pay for exclusive use of some tax fields. Premier Duplessis of Quebec said he could see no point fax continuing j discussions on their present basis.! He said he was ready to return to; Quebec and come back to Ottawa the federal government was prepared to offer proposals based on the constitution. JUNE SUGGESTED Premier Macdonald of Nova Scotia suggested an adjournment until- June to "allow further study of the Dominion and Ontario pro- posals. The provinces, because of sessions of the legislature, had not had much chance to study the pro- posals during recent months. He ways the Dominion could reduce expenditures. Mr. Drew suggested that the Do- minica tske time to revise its pro- pcsals to the conference in the light of _the peslticn taken by the prov- inces and then call the conference together again to consider a new transitional tax agreement only. He saw that as the only possible course for leaving the provinces from fail- tire to agree. He placed the "sole responsibil- ity" for any failure of the current conference on "the rigid Dominion rigidity which said: 'Here's the total we're ready to give vou, now you (prov- inces) divice It up." Mr. Dualessis said the way was open for the Dominion to make new proposals and that he would be reacv to come back and study them. WONT STAY ON PORCH "The door is open but as it would be undignified to remain on the porch I will be In my office." he said. He resumed his seat at the conference table after speaking. Mr. Macdonald said the prov- "ONTARIO (Continued on Page Two.) Accused of Murder The Left Hand Corner... Origin Australian Names Queen's Dress. Shown here are two of the four Nazi prisoners of war charged with murdering a fellow captive, CpL Karl Lehmann, at the Medicine Hat prisoner of war camp on Sept. 10, 1944. At left is Staff Sgt--Major Bruno Ferzenowski while at right is. by Everett Studios; Eerald Engravuig. Sgt Mueller, both, former members of the German air force. R.C.MP.atook extreme precau- tions to prevent cameramen from, getting yicfcures of prisoners but two of the alleged murderers were caught. Bruno Perzenowski Committed For Trial By 'Hat Magistrate Schools, Restaurants and Buses Tied-Up in Pales- tine Friday Spy Is Given Three Years of "Guilty OTTAWA. May Kathleen Willsher, 40, former employee of the United King- dom High office here, today was sentenced to three years in penitentiary when pleaded guilty before Judge A. G. McDocgall to a charge of violating the official secrets act by giving tion to an unauthorized per- son. She was the second person to elect trial by a jndce in the espionage trials. Mrs. Emma Woikin. former cipher clerk in the external affairs department, previonsly was sentenced to VA vears in Kingston penitentiary. CHARGES WITHDRAWN The crown withdrew three other charges against Miss Willsher. One involved alleged conspiracy and the other two were charges under the secrets act. Bom in England, Miss Willsher came to Canada in 1S30 and became cleputv registrar in the high com- missioner's office in 1944. She had worked there throughout her years in Canada. She was detained Feb. 15 along 12 other espionage suspects and was chareed before Magistrate Glenn Strike March 4. The magis- trate committed her for trial on the fcasis of evidence she gave before th" roval commission on esnionage. The "crown said Miss Willsher gave Eric Adams, former war in- ventions board official, information on reports received from Dana Wil- _ CBy Staff MEDICINE HAT. May Staff Sgt--Major Bruno Perze- nowski today was committed for trial before the next sittings of the Supreme Court of Alberta, here on a charge of murdering CpL Karl Lehnuuui. a fellow captive in the local prisoner of Sept. 10; 1944. The- former.- in the German ah- -ifevw- IN the same way that Canadian towns and localities bear Indian names, dozens of Australian vil- lages and settlements have Aborig- inal names, the translation of many of which, are descriptive of features of the area. Canberra, the federal capital the site of which was chosen under terms-, of federation of the six Aus- tralian states, is aptly named. The _, j word means "meeting Moscow, on iUissian industry ana ace itne post-war bargaining position of Just as Canada has Temiskaming, the Soviet. It was alleged that there was an exchange of informa- tion between Miss Wfllsher and Adams in the period January, 1942. and Sept. 1. 1945. Asked if shs had anything to say before sentence was passed. Miss Willsher standing pale and shak- en in the prisoner's box, replied in low tones: "I had nothing but good intentions and I was only trying to help the people in Canada. I may have chosen the wrong way to do SPY GIVEN. (Continued on Page Three) Athabassa and Madawaska, Aus- tralia ha.-. Boonoo-Boonoo, in New South Wales. The name means "Poor Country for Game." Laane- Coorie, in Victcris, mssus: "Koine of the Nindalyup. West Australia, means "Crojoked Creek." Coolangatta, Queensland, means "Splendid View." Yandiah. in South Australia, means "Camp of Lively Talk." A few other names and their meanings: In New South Wales, CoUymongle Lagoon; Tree on a Mountain Top; Kelp; Urunga Beach; j Birds; of Plen- ctm ADDCCTCH tv; Ground 5A1U AJvRtO I of the Kangaroo: Place of Rest; Grong N5-W vnnir 3 Paris Eot. In West Water All The Hill: MUSSOLINI GHOULS Australia, Waidup Summer; radio, in a broadcast monitored by NBC, said last night that two mem- bers of a gang thai took the body ___ ____ ____________ ____ of Benito Mussolini from its un- Good People Go; marked grave in Milan, have been arrested. Police said they hoped to take the entire cang into custody in a short time, the radio added, saying one of the captured men had confessed, ALTA. CONSIDERING COCKTAIL BARS CALGARY. May or not the closing "of beverage rooms Country. In Victoria, Hyambram Thick Forest; Swan; Allambie Quiet Place. In SouUi Australia, of Little Frogs. In Queensland, Tor- toise. Sydney harbor ferries have Abor- iginal names Tide; Woman; There; Kummulla Me. THE QUEEN'S DRESS Magazine.> It was a dress for a mufeum. Its lustrous white satin billowed from the waist into a crinoline that cor- uscated with flowers of psaris and leaves of gold. Shimmering gold- and-pearl-embroidered lace swathed the noble bodice, gold and pearl paillettes festooned the ample skirt THE LEFT HAND (Continued on Page 13J Progress In Paris Slow Hope Seen By FLORA LEWIS PARIS, May ing delegates to the four-power for- eign ministers' conference today ex- pressed the opinion that, barring some spectacular and completely un- foreseen development, there was little houe any peace treaties would be agreed uoon at this session. The ministers of the United States, Britain. Bussia and Prance were scheduled to meet with Yugo- slav officials at Luxembourg Palace today to discuss revision of the Italian-Yugoslav frontier. Alcide De Gasperi, Italian prem- ier, is exoected to aopesir before the ministers" later in the day. He ar- rived here last night by plane. NO PROGRESS AT ALL British, United States and French delegates privately stressed that after a week of meetings the min- isters anpeared to have made no progress" whatsoever on controver- sial issues. State Secretary Byrnes of the United States told" the other min- isters the United States favored new armistices to stabilize Europe, in view of the fact that, peace treaties even if drafted immediately, could not become effective for some time. Ke asked specifically that the Italian armistice be softened, but further consideration of the matter was blocked by British objections American officials said the United States was determined not to budge from her position on this and other controversial matters.' Some sources said that the only chance for the conference to suc- ceed would be for V. M, Molotov Russian foreign minister, to make a number of unexpected concessions. The Moscow radio, however, indi- cated that Russia did not endorse Mr. Byrnes' most far-reaching pro- four-power mutual assist- ance pact to prevent Germany from re-arming for at least 25 years. In a broadcast today, the Moscow racio. neara in London, .said tha' the proposal fails far short "of the aim of preventing the rebirth militarist Germany." FRONTIER CLOSED VIENNA. May Italv has closed her Brenner fron- tier'with Austria to prevent any in- cidents arising out of the "Big Four" foreign ministers' decision in Paris not to return the South Tyrol to Austria. French armored cars Bnd motor- cycle patrols were called out m Innsbruck late last night to quell riots following declaration of a from until I conanued when i day is instituted decided bv the liquor p.m. will be the new 12-hour not yet been quor control board, J. A. King, chairman, said here on Thursday. Negotiations between hotel men and beverage room em- ployees may have some bearing on this, he intimated. As to the institution of cocktail lounges, suggested by D. E. Camp- bell as an incentive to tourist trade, they have been considered, the chairman said. was sent up for trial after Mag- istrate W. HL Ellis had received the evidence of. 14 witnesses in the preliminary hearing for Per- senowski, one of four Nazis ac- cused of killing Lehmann. After committing Perzenowski for his worship adjourned court until Tuesday morning, when the jreliminarv hearing start for Egt. Walter. Wolf, Ger- man infantry was" captured in North Africa. The other-accused, for whom preliminary "ollow, are Sgt.-Major" Heinrich Busch, 29, and Sgt; Will! Mueller, 32. The date for the next sittings of the supreme court here is October 14, but the adjourned spring assizes are to resume on June 3. In the succeeding hearings gen- eral evidence given in the prelimi- nary for Perzenowski will apply, avoiding the need of repeating the same testimony for each case. Crown Prosecutor Walter D. Gow, K.C.. explained he would call a dozen witnesses during Wolfs pre- liminary. TRIAL FACILITATED While the crown had. planned to call more witnesses in the first aearing, Mr. Gow told the court he had made special arrangements with Defence Counsel G. E. A. Rice, K.C., to facilitate the four hear- ings. Asked if he to say any- thing before being committed for trial, Perzenowski replied, "No. Sir." The veteran of SO operational Sights with the Luftwaffe was or- dered to stand trial shortly after two fellow captivss who were pres- ent during the hanging of Lehmann la his lecture hall described what had happened in that classroom. One of the witnesses was an air force sergeant-major, while the other held a naval rank equivalent to that of a staff sergeant-major. Piecing together the events which occurred in the lecture hall on the late afternoon of Scot. 10. day before they and other captivRs were transferred from the local prisoner of war camp to one at Neys. J witness described "the! action against Cpl. Lehmann." The witnesses declared that a number of captives were in the lec- ture hall, including Perzenowski, Wolf, Mueller and Busch. While they were there someone said "He Perzenowski went to the door of the hall and returned with Leh- mann. and the latter, a German doctor of philosophy, sat on. a- bench. Tisree) Coal Strike Cripples U.S. Hit JERUSALEM. Maj ttrs.) A crowd of more than Arabs assembled at the Damascus Gate in the old city Jerusalem today began throw- ing stones at a of Brit- ish troops posted there. The troops fired warning shot in the air. The demonstration came dur- ing a dawn-to-dttsk stoppage call by the Palestine Arab high- er committee in protest against the Anglo-American commis- sion's report on Palestine. Meanwhile British police, armed only with pickaxe handles and a precaution against stone- throwing patrolled the cobbled streets of the old city. All Arab "schools, shops and res- taurants were closed and Arab- owsed buses were not running. MAI' BE BLOODY STRIFE LONDON. May The ex- plosive problem of Palestine mount- ed swiftly toward a crisis today amid warnings from Arab leaders that the Holy Land might erupt in bloody strife if recommendations of the British-American inquiry com- mittee are adopted. In Jerusalem. Arabs began a one- day protest strike against the com- mittee's report. There, and in the other major cities of Palestine, Arabs observed their Moslem Sab- bath quietly, with ail Arab shops closed. Small groups gathered, but dere was ao evidence of any assembly by, mid-morning. The powerful Arab higher com- mittee in Jerusalem, which called the strike, also handed the British tugh commissioner "the next thing to an ultimatum" stating that Arabs would prepare means "to re- sume the national struggle" unless the report is rejected. The secretary-general of the Arab league, A'adul Rahman Azzam Pasha, declared In Cairo he had been informed the "ultimatum" de- manded abandonment of the in- quiry.- committee's recommendations "or all Arabs in Palestine be- gin their war immediately." In response to a question as -to whether the members of the lea-. Egypt. Iraq. Syria, Lebanon. Saudi Arabia. Trans-Jordan and would join the Arabs of Palestine in their struggle against the report, which includes a recom- mendation for immigration as soon as possible of homeless Eu- ARABS STONE (Continued on Page Two.) NEW YORK, May Railroads, utilities and the steel to peacetime re- conversion in the United States hit harder than ever to- day by pyramiding effects of the 33-day-cld coal strike. This is how the absence of 418.- 000 miners from pits in 25 states crippled coal-dependent operations: Railroads Government orders sweeping embargo on freight ship- ments and 25 "per cent slash in pas- senger service on coal-burning lines, effective May 10. stockpiles of coal threaten tighter "brownout" restric- tions than existed during the war to highly-industrialized urban cen- tres, including New York, Chicago and Detroit. In Chicago, state emergency already is in effect. o? production schedules results in banking of ad- ditional blast furnaces and making more workers idle at plants of Bethlehem Steel and Camegie- COAL STRIKE (Continued on Page Two.) Federal Prison Islaaid Inferno in Nifht of Bitter Desperate Lemd Attempted Break and Hold Hostages for Seven Lull Follows Shooting SAN FRANCISCO, May attacked a cell tier in Alcatraz island prison with 60-1131. mort- ars today in an attempt to drive into the open a group of convicts'who had killed two guards and then barricaded themselves in a ceH block. Four or five of the raortars were emplaced in snrub- bery down the rocky cliff near the island's water line, and started" lobbing the shells through windows into the veritable pillbox the convicts had shaped for themselves. .waterfront. In addition to the j shape charges it carried bazooka, shells ant1 fragmentation and car- PREPAJRE HEAVT WEAPONS Front nearbv Benicia arsen- al the Army dispatched a track, under fast police escort, carry- ing an assortment of heavy I weapons for use by Alcatraz federal guards. From San Qaentiu state pris- on Warden Clinton T. Daffy oispatehed 11 experien c e d guards to the assistance of the embattled guards at Alcatm. .Twelve jnards from the fed- eral correctional institution at Engtewood. Colo-, left by plane to help put down the btoodv riot. Five guards were flying- from Leavenworth prison in Kamas to lend their assistance. Earlier it was reported that the rioting had caused the deaih. of two guards and injury to 13 others. _ The Marines lanced 83 men on the island, sending in 23 more to- dav to assist beleaguered guards, and a shipment of grenades and "snaps as well. The charg- es, a war device, can demolish concrete structures. Efforts were begun early in the day bv Marines to chop a Sole through the roof of the cell block where the convicts armed from the "Rock's" arsenal and led by six bine grenades. Guard William A. Miller died to hospital as a new attack was launched to dislodge sis of the United States' toughest cenvicw from tli'lr stronghold in a prison cell block._____ ____ AFTB3L At aJB. a guard at the prison reported by telephone M the Associated Press that be hadn't time talk but "we're sore going after them right The sii convicts dtorinr night held 10 prison officers hostages for about seven hnttrs, shooting some and injuring aft but one. The hostages were res- cued in a raging xtttt battle. The other dead guard. Hkr- otd P. Stites. was killed by ma- chine-son fire at close range, the coroner's office reported. Fourteen other prison officers were injured, three of them crit- ically. Police from nearby OiJand headed toward the island strong- hold in San Francisco Say grenades and shells for a bazooka- type gun as the prison guards kept ringleaders, were cornered after a. the comer full of desperadoes oader night of bitter fighting is the grim ranse of their weapons. island prison in San. Prancisco Bay. in. Washington. Director James T. A munitions truck from nearby Benicia arsenal .was given police highway patrol escort to the Bay ARLIAMENTAR OTTAWA, May Finance Crerar will leave Canada June 5 to Minister llsley said today in part in the Empire victory commons he will "push forward" j celebrations in London June 8 and preparations for the federal budget i receive an honorary degree from Ox- as soon as the current Dominion- ford University today, provincial discussions are concluded. WANTS RADIO STATIONS OTTAWA. May Recon- struction Minister Howe said today in the commons that, in line with a policy that government broad- casting rights were to be held sole- ly by the Dominion, negotiations were proceeding by which it was hoped the CBC would take over ownershio of radio stations CKY at Winnipeg and CKX at Brandon from the Manitoba government. Mr. Howe was replying to a ques- tion from John Diefenbaker (P.C., take Centre "i. CRERAR TO VISIT I-ONDON (It was announced here yesterday that Viscount Alexander also will make a brief visii to England to take part in the celebrations The former commander of the 48-Hour Week In Alberta July 1 EDMONTON. May 48- hcur week will be adopted in Al- berta July 1. when Dominion gov- ernment restriction on the appli- cation of provincial government regulations respecting hours of work are lifted, it was announced yesterday by the board of indus- trial relations. It will apply to ail industries in the province with the exception of those working under special agree- ments under the terms of the in- dustrial standards act. The new regulations call for an eight-hour day. but arrangement: are made for employees to work for ntaf providing they do not exceed 48 hours a week. Anything in ex- cess of the nine-hour day. or the 48-hour week, are to be paid for at a rate o' time and a hair. Truman Snappish With Press; Coal Strike Worries GtFAHDS (Continued ori Just TWO LUSTY SMACKS ON HEAD FOR JAP DUANS HSNTT5SSY) TOKYO, May lusty slaps on the lop of Hidefci Tojo's waive the right to hear It In court.- Later the defendants enter pleas. aH of which are expected- to First Canadian Army will join other t ernment aides. WASHINGTON. May President Truman obviously har- rassed and impatient, snapped a reporters during Thursday's press conference, warned the government would step into the soft coal strike j if necessirv. and complained bitter- 1 ly that private business was taking all the good men and making it difficult for him to get able gov- j glistening bald head by 3 capricious co-defendant startled the court-1 rccai today as 28 Japanese heard themselves accused of haying plung- ed the Pacific inlo a war of greed. The playful smacks were only part of the antics of Sfaumei Okawa. who long advocated an aggressive war to drive the white races from Asia. Snouting' gibberish thai; evea the Japanese said, they could EOE un- derstand. Okawa had to be pulled forcibly from the courtroom by American military police at an af- ternoon recess. As clerks droned through the lengthy indictments !n both Eng- lish and Japanese at the nine-power international tribunal's first session. an official of the South Maachurian with gestures and unbuttoned his blouse to bare his thin chest. Then, with a cunnirsgr gnu. he leaned forward and slapped the unsuspecting Tojo on his shaven head. The shocked former premier loked up quickly, then gave a sad, understanding smile. As the court recessed. Okawa again resoundingly slapped the glistening head. Tojo just grinned. JUST PLAYFUL Opinion was divided as to the rea- sons for Okawa'j actions. Some thought he might be trying to im- press the court that he was not! mentally able to defend himself, j However, his slapping appeared j piavfui rather than in wratb. j IT When the dav's session ended.; clerks had waded through 47 of the 55 counts in the bulky document, A51 of the indictment must be read because the defendants declined to be "innocent. Citizenship Japs Queried B.C. Members OTTAWA. May The com- mons yesterday passed eight of cha 47 sections of the Canadian citizes- ship bill and left three over for further debate today. Amendments co reduce the probationary period for British subjects who desired to become Canadian citizens were re- jected. Two further amendments pending on one the sections- One, proposed by State Secretary Mar- tin. sponsor of she bill, removes the necessity for British subjects to go before a court to obtain citizen- ship. If the amendment is adopt- ee and indications were tSat it would be British subjects after ful- filling the Sve-year residence rule will merely make application far- citizenship and unless there are ex- circumstances it wEl be -r-ne other Johr, DiefenbaSrer uh Kimberlev hospital after an illness merce Commission to conserve coal.: necessary youths defied the baiC NEW HOSPITAL AREA EDMONTON, May The Alberta health department yester- day announced establishment of the i %-as wounded in action at that time. Calgary Rural Municipal Hospital District, embracing much of the rural area and several towns and villages bordering Calgary. JHe was a member of the Canadian Legion and of the Knights of Columbus. His wife and daughter, Jocelyn, survive him at Kimberley. ACCIDENTALLY KILLED FARNHAM. Surrey, England, May coroner's jury today returned a verdict of acci- dental death in the care of Private Thomas Gerald Favcl of Winnipeg, killed Wednesday when a ttuck he was drmng overturned near here. FAIR ENOUGH The French military governmen, of 5Cveraj months. He was bora at most commercial Ufers are limited railroad sv-ike ss banned a mass meeting called by Countv Longford, Ire- to use of such power between two the provincial government and and to" Alberta in 1907. and fix p.m. Monday through Sa- dered a curfew, but thousands ol He moved on to this part of British i turday until new supplies, become Columbia in 1911 and for 15 years available. worked with the Otis Staples Lum- ber Company at Wycliffe, He served in the Forestry Corps of the Cana- dian Army Overseas, 1914-19, and tion. DUQUOIN. El., May 3. W'l Farmer J. Wesley Tucker wasn't complaining too inuch when he re- ported to ooliee that a thief stole 14 of his chickens. Tucker said the robber left in such a hurry he drop- ped his ourse. which contained S13.14. That was just 40 cents less than the fowls would have brougat] ceiling prices. NEWS BULLETINS ALCATRAZ GVARDS CEASE FIRE SAN FRANCISCO. May sraards, who fired a- lons barrage of grenades into a prison eel! block In efforts to rout rebellious convicts, suddenly ceased fire abont pjn., ioda.y. FORMER CHIEF OF POLICE HERE DEAD VANCOUVER, May Skelton. 6S. retired Royal Canadian Moanted Police officer, died at bis home here, yesterday. He retired from the R.C.M.P. in 1937 after 40 years police service m city. A.P.F., and R.C.M.P. He was a veteran of three wars, the Sudan War. Boer War and the First Great War. -where he served a captain in the Lcthbridjte Highlanders. He was, ajxmt 1912-15, chief of police in VANCOUVER BUTCHERS TO CLOSE VANCOUVER. May of Vancouver's retail stores expect to chxc down tonight or tomorrow the present beef shortage is relieved. PREMIER DUPLESSIS FLIES TO QUEBEC OTTAWA, May Duplessis left private plane at, C.S.T, for Three Rivers, Qne, where planned to visit Msgr. Maurice Roy aad then continue to City. He planned to be back at the Quebec capital sometime tonight. IDENTIFIES MORGAN AS WANTED MAN CALGARY. May V. FieM, correctional captaim at the California Institotion for Men at this morning identi- fied Corporal R, J. r.TiDy) Morgan of Cwrrie Barracks as Van Braon who, he said, was a convicted first-degree Murderer escaped from Chino a year ago today. SEEK NORTH EXTENSION OF RAILWAYS VICTORIA, May Hon. E. C. Canon. disclosed here Thursday night that American interests have negotiating to purchase the Pacific Great Railway further extension the Peace 'SPAPERJ ;