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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1946 Camp Soon Ranks German P.O.W.'s Thin As First Anniversary Of Nazi Surrender Marked Between and Ger-iContinued evacuation of captives man prisoners of war are still de- reduced the number or prisoners ol tained in Canada a vear after their s war in Canada to unCer by shattered fatherland surrendered J the end of March and since then unconditionally to the Allies, she many more have been moved to captives being held in dozens ol Britain from Ontario and Quebec. prisoner of war camps and labor projects scattered from interior British Columbia to eastern Can- ada. Only about of them are In Alberta, which as one con- tained of the former Nazi warriors brought to the Do- minion for safe-keeping. Ger- more The iirss anniversary of maay's capiiulation finds than a thousand of Hitler's-former warriors cooling iheir heels in the prisoner of war camp at Leih- bridge, abous 85 at Medicine Hat. less than 500 at each of fhe offi- cers' camps at Seebe and Wain- wright and nearly 600 employed in this province forestry work. on farms and in The bulk of the captives remain- ing in the Dominion are held in Ontario and Quebec. thous-Jids of them working ia logging and lum- bering camas. Only one group is located in British ColumKa, that being a work party employed in the forests near Cleanvater, 40 miles northeast of Kamloops. Go To Britain About two-thirds of the German cantives held in Canada when Ger- manv capitulated were evacuated from' the Dominion during the past three months, all of them going to work: camps in Britain except the sick and mental cases who were repatriated to Germany. Until the evacuation started on February 9, only' protected per- sonnel and sick captives were sent on the journey homeward. On that date the large Leth- bridge and Medicine Hat camps, which had had a peak captive population of 15.000, contained and prisoners of war, resnectively. Thousands more em- ployed on working parties were also attached to the camps. Among the captives held in Can- ada are some taken prisoner in the opening weeks of the war. Dozens of. those evacuated to Britain had been captured during the Srst few days of the coafUci. Farm Labor While the evacuation of captives to Britain is continuing, large num- bers of German prisoners of war are to remain in Canada until after the harvesting season is com- pleted. Among these will be be- tween 1.500 and 1.700 captives to be held in the Leihbiidge district for beet labor and general farm work. They are to be made available to fanners from the local camp ana from hostels which are to be es- tablished at several district points as -manpower pools. Plans are to completely close the Medicine Hat canip at the middle of this month, transferring the cap- tive population to the local estab- lishment. Onlv the detention quar- ters of the Medicine Hat camp are now being used, these accommodat- ing the captives whose presence as witnesses is reQUired at murder trials scheduled for Medicine Hat. Captives who had been attached to the Medicine Hat camp while employed on farms and in bush have already been trans- ferred to the strength of the Leth- bridge camp and as soon as pre- liminary bearings required through the murder of Or. Karl Lehmann in the Medicine Eat camp are com- pleted the German witnesses are to be transferred to the local camp. Included among the captives helc in Alberta are at least two Ger- man generals, the Seebe camp con- taining a lieutenant-general and a major-general. The former was captured in North Africa while serv- ing under Rommel while the latter was "kidnapped" by Eritish com- mandos on a" raid of Crete. THE HERALD'S CITY NEWS PAGE PAGE SEVEN Random nv CHHUt Rhymes ITS just a year novr Lsicce the war Came io its final endinf. With Nazis smitten To the core In desperate defending. To peace the world soil Seeks the path. And diligently copies With problems of the Afteraoath. our gift for hoping. Will Wheat Go to S1.40? What price wheat? Thafs'lhe question which fa buzzing in South Alberta farm circles these it may explain why big holcers or wheat in farm bins are "not anxious to move it out. Last week's Financial Post of Toronto carried a "Winnipeg story that the Wheat Board is likely to "up" the initial price on wheat this year bv 15 cents a from S1.25 to This is aa increase of 15 cents or exactly 12 per cent on the old initial which, by coincidence is exactly what the recent increase allowed on farm "machinery ceilings amounted to. JEWELLERS' OFFICIALS TO BE WELCOMED Dean Of Calgary Rotary Speaker Education is needed peace, titan Club COUNCIL AGAINST IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS ON BUILDING ff Lethbridge jewellers will Join in welccsBtag Bo'oert E. j Dav and Norman Leech, i president and secretary- treasurer of thi Canadian Jewellers Association at a banquet to b-. held in the Marquis hotel at pjn. this evening. On a western tour of inspection the two ff Toronto officials will discuss with local members questions of interest, with Harry Wheeler acting as chairman 1 for the meeting period af cer i tile Council Orders Immediate Hard Surfacing City's Portion Airport Road 9T Immediate surfacing city's portion of the to Kenyon JFieM ns the council Monday evening aldermm decided to seek the support of the Lethbridge Board of Trade io umixtif the Alberta government to hard its section of the hieh- w.ty to important airfield. In nassinr a resolution anjuai- mouslr. council ordered thai the airport road from Seienih Avenue South to the southern citv limits be blotter surfaeed "as soon as and that the east be included in ed the city surface the aectka of i the higinray in the city limits itself I and thea pay dollar for dollar life the provincial goYWBioent for sor- 1 facing the provincial government length. Other aldermen then wanted to knots- -whv the eitv should be ex- pectcd to go into a 3O-50 agreement iwith the provincial gcverBsaent oa a provincial higfc-srav and feit tba- council would Isot be Justified In spending Tjeth- property outers' money on I outace the city limits, j Alderman J. A-. Jardise 1 out "Jest the city bad sari I sector; of Acs ishway leadJssj Unanimously deciding '.hat -H is J not ia the best interest of this com- 1 munsty or of the people of Canada to have building restricted." Leth- ing on S end the battle. told the club members. -We i of increasing production of build- jicg materials have land that, the and Municioalitks have made I representations to the Dominion iJIUTCU 1 Qlud SQverament to have the government! It -was felt bv alderaaer. that if wards from LetahpSge oa an- 1 the surfaced its section of the derstaadir.? that the provincial gov- highwaV. the provinciai government emmest extend tae I A. W. Shac'-deford breach- bat are still 1 through the of 194o. to be exact, and is.not show- to the ing any signs of slackening. H Thus" far in 1946 permits have been issued for the construction of 97 residential .buildings. During the first four months the vear Dermits amounted to and during the first feir days of this month permits valued at S70.05Q were issued. Last year the total issue for the first five months was including the Jlay total of Permiis 'authorizing the construc- tion of new homes" were issued to the following this month, also showing value of permits and ad- dresses where homes are to be builfi M. D. Phillips, 711 16th Street South; J. B. Bircumshaw. 227 15th Street North; Adolf Praser, 608 Ninth Avenue South; John Zubach, SipOO, 705 14th Street North. COMFORT STATION HOURS UNCHANGED "Letnbridge's comfort station -was opened for the convenience of shop- pers coming to the city and not for drunks coming out of beer parlors." according to a declaration made in council chambers Monday evening bv one alderman. He made the statement during discussion of a request from a local business man to have the hours of ooeration of the comfors station extended past the present pjn. closing. The business man claimed that the early closing of the comfort station was Droving a detriment to his business and added: "I mast say is is not profitable for me to allow my place of business to be used as a public rest room, and you must realize that all of these gratis patrons are not of the best fit and proper type to add to the sanitary condition of my premises, and as an advertisement I can truthfully say has not been business Council decided to leave the hours of operation of the centre remain as at present, from 11 a.m. until p.m. HOLBEIN IX CITY Will E. Holbein, club organizer for Uons International service clubs, is a visitor in iLethbridge from Kalispel. Mont. HERE FROM EDMONTON j Members of the Alberta liquor commission, J. A- King and K. M. I BaSer, are visiting in the city to- day, Tuesday, from Edmonton. COMPUTE WITH SMART METAL CASE AND 20BiAOiS triumph the peace More Building Lots For Veterans building sites made available to veterans of j C. Cropley and Cecilia Eva Cropley econd Great War at a price of under which the .Lethbridge auto More residential trere the Second SI per lot by the council Monday evening after City Manager J. T. Watson explained that all the lots earmarked for veterans in a south- ern section of the city had been sold. In making the additional lots available for immediate sale, how- ever, council pointed out that con- struction of homes on the sites might be delayed. The nevr areas opened up to vet- erans for development are the west side of 10th Street and the east side of llth Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues Soath. Conditions Of Sale The lots are to be sold on the understanding that buildings must be completed one year after the installation of sewer and water mains along those blocks and on the understanding that no building permits will be issued until these utility services are available. The stipulations were made in view of the uncertainty of having utilities installed this year, council at vide sites. Aldermen Dr. T- S. Brown and B. J. Kitson. both unavoidably absent. The municipality's' new city clerk, Tom PEreason. was initiated in tak- ing the charge of the clerical work alone after watching his predeces- sor. ITrank Steedman, at the previ- ous council session. Petition TaWed Council tabled until the city's hard surfacing program comes up for aaproval. a petition requsting the hard surfacing of Second ave- nue south from Ninth street to 13th street, the petition being signed by business firms located along tiie avenue. Anoroval was given to the nevr leasV between the city and George carnD is leased to them for the next Sve "vears at an annual fee of to be payable in quarterly payments Of S125- Granied Citv Treasurer T. H. Fleetwood three weeks' leave ot ab- sence for vacations, beginning May 19, and appointed his assistant. Al- lister W. W. as acting treasurer during his absence. Referred to the police commis- sion a complaint against motor ve- hicles being driven at "a high rate of speed" through the narrow lane southward between Third and Fourth avenues southeast or 12th street. Decided against appointing citr council representative to the newly-formed Lethbridge Community Council, aldermn espressos the opinion in a. reso- lution that "such a body would act with less restraint if the city council was not represented." Decided it would be "inexpedient" to hold a plebiscite such as had been suggested by the Ladies' Or- ganization for Civic Improvement in asking that citizens decide at the polls whether the swimming pool to be constructed in the civic centre be convertible or open-air. The organization suggested the plebiscite "could be taken at the; same time that the vote is taken j on the proposed high school Xotice that prop- erty tax rate may be forced np- two raills this year was sivea the council Monday eve- ning by City Manager J. T. Wat- son daring" a. preliminary rill oe made in the aesr funrre- mitting a plebiscite to citizens irii 20.12 mills for those purposes! ride also.' ed Ferry.: goirig general at the same time would not be feasible. Pavmeat of the Gait hoscital in- digent account of S127.S5 for March was authorized. Council received and filed the treasurer's report for March, relief rents report for April and medical health officer's report for March- Transfers Approved Approved transfer of a beauty but he hoped to pare tnis to an ou. parlor license from Mrs. Gil- Police Magistrate- K. G. Craig at Macleod. For suplying liquor to a juvenile, contrarv to regulations of the Gov- ernment Liquor Control Act. Arthur J. Innis of Blaiimore was fined and costs when he appeared before Police Magistrate Fred Antrobus at Blairmore. A fine of and costs was levied against Woodland S. Stevens _ of the same time wishing to" pro- i Canton when he appeared before s veterans with definite building Justice of the Peace J. D. Laidlaw at Nanton on a charge under the City Manager Watson explained j Criminal Code of Canada of reck- that all the lots made available for veterans on Eighth and Ninth Streets between Eighth and Ninth Avenues South had been sold and he urged that more lots be made available. He added that, due to the unprecedented amount of work forced on city departments the current building boom, he could not guarantee that utility services would be installed this year. At the same time he felt that veterans should be given the op- portunity to purchase building sites so they could make definite plans. When the question was asked whether the lots would be sold to veterans of the First Great War at less driving. John Olisaff. Coleman, charged under the Criminal Code of Can- ada with reckless driving, was fined and costs and his driver's licence was suspended for six months when he appeared before Police Magis- trate Fred Antrobus at Blairmore. Kobert Hamilton of Macleod was sentenced to one month in the Lethbridge provincial jail when he appeared before Police Magistrate K. G. Craig at, Macleod on a charge under the Government Liquor Con- trol Act of supplying liquor to a minor. Charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with common assault. Warren Harker. Hillspring. was Christ to Miss Thehua Miller and Miss Catherine Wukusich. and the transfer of a hotel, restaurant acti cigarette license from F. Dong 01 the "Sork hotel to J. Shaw and 3. Evans of the York hotel. Authorized City Manager J. T. Watson 10 increase the Sre insur- ance on the Henderson Park ball diamond aronertv from to Referred to the police commis- sion and provincial highway traffic board a letter frota Ritchie and Huckvale. local barristers, protest- ing against transfer of an auto livery license to Wm. H. Gibooney frorn the City Taxi. The law firm claimed that the application for the transfer had been made with- out the authority of George Peter- j son and Carl A." Peterson, proprie- tors of the City Taxi and that when I Mr. Gibbosey left the firm of the City Taxi he assigned to the Peter- sons "all of his share and interest! in the partnership and goodwill j thereof, arid all the credit and ef- fects belonging thereto, and Mr. Gibbonev has r.o right to ask for one of the auto livery licenses now held by the City even 20 mills. Objects to Increase Alderman L- S. Turcotte objected io an increased tax rate shis year and felt the rate should remain ac its 1945 level, pointing out that the city had established a substan- tial cash surplus curing the pas: few years. He also pointed oui thas much current revenue is being spent on capita! expenditures. Discussion of the possible mtn rate for this year came during pre- I liminary consideration of grants to i various organizations and after council had received the 1946 pre- liminary assessment figures. Assessment np The report revealed that the esti- mated live mill rate assessment- in the citv limits hed increased from! S11.9C5.000 last; year to this year, the estimated public school assessment from S10.373.7S5 to 310.832.370, the estimated live separate school assessment from Sl.- 613.235 to Sl.318.735 and the esti- mated live rental assessment from to After reciving the report council decided to hold a court of revision of the 1945 assessment; in council chambers at 10 ajn. on May 23. the plane n completely." nervousness GOOD NEWS FOB FORD OWNERS We can now equip your car with "Airplane Type" shock ab- sorbers. This will give your Ford unsurpassed riding mia'J- ties pita maximum safety. Ccme ic and talk it over. MCLAUGHLIN GARAGE and Auto Wreckers STEP-ON WASTE CANS (for kitchen use) Morris Barrett HASBWAHE Values of banding properties, household effects. etc_ have in- creased considerably. We letoim- mtnd that you revieV the amonni of insurance you are carrying. Be Wise-Insure With Ires 4 MORE 750x20 USED TIRES LIKE TO .SELL Trimbles For Tires 316-llth St. S. Phone 2007 the price of SI per lot. the expla- j fined S5 and costs when he ap- nation was given that the lots are 1 peared before Police Magistrate H. being sold only to veterans of the I G. Jensen at Cardston. last war at a nominal price to help them become re-established after having just left the armed forces. Mounted Police Cases Concluded MOSSLEIGH STORE DESTROYED BY FIRE Information reached the city Tuesday ir.orr.ins that the J. Myers _ general store at Mossleigh was corn- Various charges have been heard Pjetely burned Monday. The cause h re B and h Jhe in district Roval Canadian iiountea ul .n.., ti.c j Police courts" during the past j not George Peterson, proprietor of heav? -he stocj Locker Storage Led. at Fischer j building was wiped our. Creek, appearing before PoJice EOW has or.e store. Magistrate W. A. McLeod at Pin- McCaffrey's Drug Stores 331-Sth St. S. 414-I3th St. N. Phone 2205 Phone 3445 Magistrate cher Creek on tea charges under the Wartime Prices and Trades Board Regulations, was fined S10 and costs. CAS DISMISSED IP. police court on Monday afternoon charges against R. C. Charged under the Juvenile De- i Crag; of driving in the city while linqnenis Act with contributing to i intoxicated ar.d against Mrs. Gwen j juvenile delinquency. Robert Z. ecyers of driving recklessly, were Quick of Matieod was lir.ed heard. Both cases were dismissed and costs when he appeared before I by IJagisrrate A. Beaumont, K.C. Plant Up Paint Up Make Lethbridge Shine Support the Junior Chamber of Commerce City Beautificatioa Campaign B.P. Asphalt Shingles IN REDS OR GREENS PHONE OR CALL IN AT OUR YARD AND WE WILL BE GLAD TO SEND AN EXPERT APPLICATOR TO GIVE YOU AN ESTIMATE ON YOUR REQUIREMENTS. Advance Lumber Co. Ltd. LETHBRIDGE YARDS IN SOUTHERN AUBERTA PHONE 2CS3 For Fun and Frolic Be Sure to Attend the Tomorrow Night, May 8th, in the Ballroom of the Hotel Marquis Sponsored by Canadian Legion, B.E.SJL, Lethbridge Branch Tickets: per couple (tax included) Bateman's ;