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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION WeatKer wo VOL. 127. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 11 1946 20 PAGES TRUMAN DEMANDS GOAL AGREEMENT Fix Commons Membership At Aim New Redistribution Method Need B.N.A. Amendment Plenty of Meat Here Ust6riMiners And Owners Eire Hunger OTTAWA, May government, has decided to ask for an amendment, to the Bn-.ish North Amenca Act ciianging the clauses dealing with the number of mem- bers 10 the House of Commons each member is entitled to elect, it uas learned here. A resolution soon will be placed on the order paper of the com- mons, possioly in tne name of Prime Minister Mackenzie King proposing thac the entire basis of representation m tiie house be changed, insuring that it shall al- ways be 255 members, instead of the present 243. PRESENT BASIS Since cqnfedErauon- Quebec has had 65 members and the other provinces hate been allotted mem- bership in the house in proportion to their population, as compared with. Quebec. Accordingly, provin- ces wmch grew less rapidly than Quebec had their representation reduced from time to time and those which grew more rapidly re- ceived additional members. Pnnce Edward Island's represen- tation and that of Yukon are not based on. -population. P.EX cannot have less members in the commons than, k has la the senate which is four. Yukon gets one regardless of Its population. PROPOSED BASIS To obtain an equal.division of the rest of Canada, it is propos- ed to divide the total member- ship of 255, into its total popu- lation. The quotient thus ob- tained would be divided into tfle population ol each prov- ince and the result would be the number of members would be entitled to elect. This, it is believed, would the provinces under the last census the following represeatauon with the present repre_sentation in brack- ets: Kova Scotia 13 Prince Edward Island 4 New Bruns- wick 10 Quebec 72 On- tario 83 Saskatchewan. 20 Alberta 17 British Columbia 18 (15) and Yukon 1 Saskatchewan would lose one but if there -was no cuange in the basis of representation the prov- ince would lost four members in the next redistribution and Manitoba, tnree. Shouia parliament agree to the amendment in the B.N.A- Act a joint resolution mil be sent to Westminster asking the British House to amend the act. In sudfa case it !s probable a redistribution will bs set up soon to reallot the constituencies m the various tnrovmces. Actual work of deciding "on the boundaries would be left until next session. Is Act Of4C uitted larges Must AgreeOn Terms There is no beef shortage in Yellowknife, on the shores of Great Slave lake, where Mike Mitto cuts a steak from a quarter of caribou meat. Caribou, they say, are plentiful and cheaper than beef, which must be flown. 600 miles from Edmonton, or brought in over the snow in winter by caterpillar tractor train. Food Situation DEGREE FOB CHURCHILL LEIDEN. The Netherlands, May Churchill received an honorary doctor of laws degree from historic Leiden Uni- versity and, in acceptance, urged the people of Europe to keep then- war-won unity with the western hemisphere The Left Hand Corner. Repeating Flash Wars and Moustaches THE only railway bearing the name of Saskatchewan, wmch oddly has iis rails in Mam- tob- celeorates a diamond jubilee on Friday. It was 60 years ago, on April 19, 1386, during pioneer rail- buildaig days of the west, that the Saskatchewan and Western rail- way incorporated in Manitoba. Attention to tne little Saskatche- wan and railway is drawn by the recent annual report of the Canadian Pacific railway. Among tne many small lines leased by the C.P.B.. the Saskatchewan and West- em is still a legal entity, though its 18 miles cf railway have long been operated" by the C P_R and for all practical purposes it is a part of the great railwaj sjstem. Following its 1886 incorporation, the railway was built from Mmne- dosa to Gautier, Man_ a of 18.1 miles, n 18S9. It was Isas- ed to me Manitooa and North- western railway, another of the early day lines, which in tarn leased the Saskatchewan and West- ern to the C-PR. The S and W. has its office in Montreal, ar.d the officers are W. M. Neal. president; L B Unwsn, vice-presiceni, and F. Bramley, secretary The authorized bonded debt is Ooutstanomg is 040. owned by the C.P R. The capital stock is preferred, par SIOO authorized. 1550 shares; outstanding. 775 shares; common, par SIOO- authorized. 10000 shares; outstandma. shares. The CPR owns the entire out- tanding amour t of common stock. AUSTERITY RESTAURANTS (Victoria Tares) The success attained by the Brit- ish food ministry in feeding the people during the war has encour- THE LEFT HAND (Continued on Page I3J Is Blteridfatiffi Immediately Released Fol- lowing Court Martial Hearings in Holland By WILLIAM BOSS (Canadian Preis Staff Writer) AMSTERDAM. May for Britain but for all needy areas U.S. SLCCESS POOR United States efforts to increase the volume of food that may be ex- ported are meeting with indifferent success. The onlv official announcement of Mr Morrisons arrival, so far, came from the White House whicn said he haa been cnarged by his government to interview President Truman ?nd his advisers on world food crisis and that the presi- dent had signified his willingness to receive the British mission It is understood here that Mr. Morrison will go on :o Canada for food discussions with the govern- ment in Ottawa unless :t is decided to call Canadian government repre- sentatives into the "White House talks. Odeon Theatres To Build, Calgary CALGARY. May 11 large, first-run motion picture thea- tre will be built in downtown Cal- gary as soon as supplies of mater- ials and other conditions will pei- nut. it was announced here this morning oy Hon J Earl .Law son. j P C.. K C, of Toronto, nresident of i the Oaeon theatre circuit, in Can- i aaa. Frisby Named By Western Manufacturers SASKATOON, Mav 1.. Wallace of Winnipeg, was elected chainr.an of the Draine division, Canacian Manufacturers" Associa- tion, at the annual meeting here of that organization Fudav He suc- ceeds M A East of Saskatoon J. W. CaJdweli of Calgarj, was named first vice-p-esident and Lercy John5on. KC. of Moose Jan, WES electee second vice-presidert Al- berta men on the executive are C. Gainer, William Schlaoer and W V! McGavjn of Edmonton; R J. Binning. R S Troufdale and B Peanman of Calgary; R C Tenant of Mecicme Hat, G. A Fnsbj of Lethbncge, CEASE FIRE IN CHINESE "WAR" NANKING. May of- ficial Central News Agency said to- day a cease-fire agreement to hall fighting in Shantung province has been signed m the provincial capi- tal, Tsman The pact provides an end to troop movements unless of an adminis- trative nature The government meantime an- nounced its losses m the four-day battle of Chanechun last month were killed, wounded and missing. A supreme economic committee, comprising high ranking govern- ment members, will be formed with- in two weeks to tackle China's eco- nomic ills TAKE OVER SEAPORT YINGKOW. May Chinese government ofSciallv estab- lished sovereignty Monday over this important south Manchunan sea- port, second largest in northeast China. Gov eminent officials said that de- struction of harbor facilities would prevent the port's use for a long j tune. erty he was accused of using im- properly for private purposes after it was requisitioned for army use. The other three charges were that Brig. Lister misused requisitioned premises, converted public property in the form, of coal and food to his own use: and used for his own pur- poses the services of four Dutch civilians said from public funds. Bng. Lister had pleaded innocent. to the charges when his trial open- i ed last Tuesday. j Brig. Lister was relieved of his] post lasr January and charged af- I ter investigation of Canadian army j affairs in the Netherlands bv Lt_- Gen. C- P Montague, retired chief- of-staff at Canadian army head- quarters. PROSECUTOR'S ADDRESS Lt.-CoL Bruce Macdonald 'of Windsor, Ont., chief prosecutor at the court- martial. said fcjs clos- ing "yesterday that" "it is -most distasteful to prosecute sol- dier- whose- war record is so glowing and whose services to the country earned such high recognition. However, if the court feels Brig. Lister's later conduct did not meas- ure up to his own earlier standards then a verdict of guilty must be registered" Lt.-Col. C. K. Gage, summing up for the defence, asked the court to disregard evidence given yester- day by Lt.-Gen. Guy Simonds. form- er commander of Canadian land forces in the Netherlands. In his testimony Gen Sunonds criticized Brig. Lister's living ar- rangements HI Amsterdam. Col. Gage asked- -How can we fail to Jear that a commander who groundlessly sus- pended two chieis-of-staS in a merely discovered he stirred up a mare's his own prestige as dependent on the outcome of this case as that of the character and career of the accused." Aniong the large Kroup of Nazis and Fascists in Spam, whose sur- render has been asked bv the Allies, is Leon Desrelie. leader o' the out- lawed Belgian Resist, partv The Spanish government was said to be unwilling to hand over Degrelle until they were sure bis trial. wouldn't proceed with the-speed of Demands New Contract Be.' Worked Out in Next Four or Five Days that of Pierre Laval. French traitor wno was executed. MainguyNew Naval Chief Pacific Command (By Associated Press) May 11 A two-week truce in the soft coal strike eased the crippling pres- sure on the United States economy today, and rais- ed hopes that settlement of the lengthy labor dis- pute is in the offing. President Truman put both the United Mine Workers (A.F.L.) and pit owners on notice that he wanted them to work out an agreement in the next four or five days on a new contract. BEGIN NEW PARLEYS With this injunction. U-M.W.'s chief Jobn L. Lenis and the bituminous coal operators buckled down to the first of a new series of negotiation con- ferences. Government agencies responsible for conserving dwindling fuel SUD- phes meanwhile re-stuoied Failed to Die Striker Dies Atter22Days i ____________________ j, McCaughey's Death May Be Commemorated Fleming on 5 1 st Day By ALAN MONTGOMERY, Canadian Press Correspondeat. numerous stnke emergency meas- ures m the lisht of the truce devel- opment, bus indications were that mosr. if not all of them, would be continued until the long-range coal j outlook became more definite. (In Montreal last night. Canada's coal controller. E. J. Brunaiag. said that if the striking miners return for only 12 days "very little, if any, coal would come to Canada." UNEXPECTED BREAK The truce la the 40-day walkout materialized quite unexpectedly on Mr. initiative yesterday. Its effect is to send the miners back to wor'-c Monday until May 25 In that time it is estimated that they can oroduce 25.000.000 tons of coal, gauging by the pre-strike weekly outout of approximately tons a The, .producers .jieglared-. today's negotiating session would oe impor- tant as an indication of how much contract bargaining can be accom- plished in a short time. Mr. Lewi" has insisted for the last two weeks Convinced that ''the Lord is still with me." is Willie Francas. 17- year-old Negro who won a miliion- to-one chance of a reprieve from death when the electric chair failed to fell him. or even hurt him. at his scheduled execution on May 3 Ee was sentenced to die for the mur- der of a St. Maranville druggist, a year 350. On Main Street In Vegreville VEGRSVTLLS, Alta.. May Salamandick. 13-vear-old passerby, suffered a broken "leg and head injunes late Friday when struck by a light standard knocked over by a light passenger plane which made a crash landing on Vegrevjlle's main street Two male occupants of the plane. If. Wales and R W Howlett, both of Edmonton, escaoed with only minor injuries though the plane was badly damaged They were flying the smgle-ensrfne plane to Edmonron when forced to come down in a crash-landing in the darkness. jrDvEHS AND (Continued on Page Two.) OTTAWA. May Capt. E. R. Mamguy, 45, O-B.E, B.C., has. been named chief of-Paclflc sncttedin? Rear Admiral Victor G. Bradeur. 49, C.B.. C.B.E., whose retirement in August has been announced. While todaj's official an- nouncement contained no hint, it was understood there will be a rank promotion for Capt. Mainguy who will be succeeded as commander of the touring cruiser Uxanda by Capt. K. F. Adams at present commander of the Halifax Stadacona. naval establishment. Cant. Adams will oe succeeded by Capt. F G. Hart, at present serving in Pacific command. EFFECTIVE IN AUGUST The Uganda is aue at Esquimalt May 17 but Capt. Mainguy will not take over from Admiral Brodeur until August. OTTAWA. May Capt Mainguy has been in the of e ceUtags on 2 variety Canadian nav> sJica xs vas j of eoods effective immediatelv. was entering naval college in 191o He attained the rang of commander by 1937, and during the early part of the war commanded the Agriculture And Divorce Commons Topics More Price Ceilings Off OTTAWA, May and tribulations of the Canadian farmer were aired in the commons yesterday as discussion contmaea on Agriculture estimates while, in side house-also con- sidered the irksome problem, of divorce. The divorce discussion, arose on second reading of three divorce bills from Queoec, only province without its own divorce and a half-dozen memoers agrees a solution snould be found to the problem of having parliament can- dle -ce cases. il. J. Coldweli. C.C F. leader, sug- gested a federal divorce court be established in Quebec province for the use the minority there which believed m divorce. Their wishes should be respected in the province j of Quebec "in every particular." SCIENTISTS' SALARIES In the agneulture cebate. the House heard calls for increased J Mar Death of John _-- lowint a 22-day hunger strike may be commemorated Monday bv a country-wide day of mournm; in Eire called by Nationalist sympathizers. The 32-vear-old former Irish Republican army "aij n t a a t general- died early today Maryborough prison near Cork. Eirel where he was serving a life sentence for imprisonment and torture of another T.K.iV leader. ENTERS 5Ist DAT McCaugcev had gone without food 22 days and" without water ior 17. In Belfast. David Piercing, an- other impnsoned hunger sinker, was reported m a weakened condition as hr: fast entered its 51st day. Nellie Fleming, a. sister, said her brother had cot seen told cf McCaughey's daash. He knew of McCauahey being 00. strike, but McCaughey was not an acquaint- ance of Fleming Miss Fleming said. Harry Drnmond, Socialist Repub- lican memoer of the Northern Ire- land parliament for Falis, said tlsat "if Fleming died, SDC of his com- rades will fast to the death." Both McCaughey and Fleming had reiterated their determination to maintain their hunger stnke until death unless their demands for treatment as nolincal prisoners were met. MeCaugbey was con- scious to the end. Three brothers and a sister. Annie McCaughey. were wirh. McCaughey when he died. PASSING PEACEFUL "His passing was said his sister. "John, knew he was dynsg but was too weak, to speak. "Wa were caUec. to his cell by the governor because he knew the end of John's- stiff ers "Assimboine" and "Ottawa His services in convoy duty won of goods effective immediately, was announced today by the prices board Goods affected are: Dentifrices, all medicinal prep- arations, or otherwise, and retail preparations of castor oil. coa liver him the operational a.vards of a i oil. glvcenne. boracic acid, borax. Mention in Dispatches and the j epsom salts, sweet nitre, petrolatum j Order o' the British Empire jelly, aromatic cascara. hvdrogen "His example." the O.B.E. cita- peroxide and tincture of sodine; Uon said, "to destrover personnel of! Botanicals, such as barks, flowers, the-Canadian escort forces assisted I roots. ctc. when used in the manu- in co small measure in lavmg the facture medicinal or cosmetic foundation of the traditions which j Preparations, derivatives of these hare since been fostered and upheld botanicals; by the small ships wnich comprise Atlantic salmon: Chinese style the. Hovai Canadian Navy." He was director of escort vessels operating out of St John's late in 1942. He founded the Sea-Going Offi- cers' club, which became the known naval officers' meeting-place i phonog'aph records, memorial pla- in the western hemisphere under its j ques and tablets, burial vaults cre- popular narae "The Crou s i mation urns: surgical i and he was responsible for the ef- j and footed glassware: carbon paner j tabhshment of a rest camp- for ar.d carbon dope, holders for hand! men in a wooded valley a few miles i type ruober stamps or steel stamps. salaries for Canada's agricultural scientists to compensate them for valuaole uork and retain them in- the Dominion's service Maj.-Gen. G. R. Pearkes. VC.. (PC-Nanaimo) said tne members AGRICULTURE (Continued on Page Two.) In his career McCanghey became noted, for almoiv fanatical views on Irish nationalism anil republican- ism. Ee talked Gaelic whenever he could, olayed Gaelic football and was constantly on ihe police list both in Eire and North Ireland, Meanwhile, from Belfast: cams word that David Fleming, serving 12 years for treason, was "extremely weak" after a hunger stnke which; began March 20 and is SUE coa- tmuicg despite a four-day break in mid-Ajnl. Fleming was sa.d to be expected to die and u> have made ail arrangements for his funeral in Eure. Prison officials, however, said Fleming as vet is in no danger. DENIES ILL-TREATMENT Charges by Republican demon- strators that McCaughey had been ill-treated were denied ov his sister. "We feel that the medical officer. ETRS HUNGSa (Continued on Page Two.) Lignite Coal Fields at Estevan Idle; No Orders In Sight Despite Shortage Atlantic salmon: foods: sjjecialtv cheeses, but not in- industry act) and cottage cheese frozen fruits packed j for reprocessing: Sequins (ornaments and west of St Johns. Loan Progress Delights O.C. Expect Dried Eggs, Food Clamshell and poultry grit- cray- ons other than the Upe ordmarilv sold for use in schools. Sre brick, including silica and agnesite fire bnck; and fire clay, molding sands, and silica sands, pole line hard- ware; needle trade services performed on a custom or commis- sion ESTEVVN. Sask_ May {C.P) governments, manufacturers and home-owners are worried over shrunken coal slocks tbe Iigcite coal fields at Estevan are remaining: idle and miners are goin? elsewhere to seek work because of Lick of orders. Mines are equipped and ready to ship immediately but no orders were in sighC operators said iodav. A. E. Turner, manager of Western Dominion Coa! com- pany at Taylorton. which op- erates the largest open pit in the field, said that his mine was being worked only a few days each week. A. C. M. WHson. operator of Havannah Collieries, a deep seam mine, had only a third of his crew of 40 men working half time, he said. "Coal is on hand awaiting ship- ment, bat orders are lacking. It been Uke this since the middle of March when the strike was Operators did not understand- why lignite coal could not be used in 'Hinnipe; and Regina and Alberta fuel shipped east m order to keep industries op- era Mines in tbe BienfaH and Cstcvan area conic! handle ail snch orders immediately, op- erators said. GERMAN GENERAL J LONDON. May 11 0_ Prime Minister Attlee anc Foreign Secre- tary Evvin expressed gratification today that the United States senate had approved the loan to Britain. Mr Attlce's secretary said the prime minister was highly gratified" when informed of the senate's aclion, and would com- j ment in parliament. j Mr Bevin said in Paris, where he is attending the foreign minister-. conference, that the loan will "contribute to the peace of the world." The average Briton looked for- i the broken fabnc of international, trade and lay the foundations of j of peace." The Times said the United States j could expect the "utmost i i auOn from this country in the ful- i filment of Washington agreements i The Conservative Dailv Sketch said the "collapse of bitter and de- sermined isolationist opposition in j the senate is a happy augurv." It expressed the view, held bv" some otner newspapers and many Bn- tons, that the United States house ,of representatives would approve j the loan much faster than the i J BELGIAN ENVOY DIES LONDON, May DP Cartier De Marchienne, 75, Belgian ambassador to Lonaon, died Friday in the Belgian embassy. The baron, who had beer, suffer- ing from a heart ailment was the cean of the Belgian diplomatic corps. headlmes to the senate approval The only opposition came from Lord Eeaverbrook's Daily Express, which declared editorially that the British people must "awaken before all is lost" and tell their government "our own preference and structure must not be bargained away over the conference table." The Liberal News Chronicle pre- dicted the loan would "help restore it was accompanied by "strings which will hamper and confine all Britain's future actions" COMMONWEALTH MENACED The editorial said the fate of the Commonwealth rested on imperial preference which was "senou'ly menaced" by the loan. It said Brit- ain's credit "stands high among ner sister nations" and as a proof of this cited the Canadian senates se of a loan to Bntam. quot- ing the statement of Canada s Trade Minister MacKinnon on the need So retain the British market. "In Canada, in every dominion, no doubts are haroored as to Brit- ain's ability to make swift and ef- fective from her uar wounds 'Anyone preparing to sell short in the present worla said Mr. MacKinnon, is mak- ing one o' the cardinal blunders 01 history It would oe a sad day for Bntam if, trusted overseas, the car- dinal blunder should be made at home OPEN DEBVTE By CLYDE BLACKBURN. Canadian Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Ma-. 11 The 000 loan-to-Bntain bill, accorded senate approval jes- terday after lengthy debate and defeat of numerous crippling amendments will be considered almost immediately a house of reoresematives committee and then referred to that chamber for open aebate. LUENEBERG. Germany, Mav 11 British militarv tnburai Fridav senter.cec, Co! -Gen Kurt Student to five vears' imprisonment j for his responsibility m the shoot- ing of Bntssii pnsorers of war cur- ing the airborne invasion of Crete. LOAN PROGRESS (Continued on Page Two OXTAIL SOUP FOR BRITONS OTTAWA. Mav down to and including the tails. Canada ss shipping the meat o' her beef animals to starving Eu- rope Among the millions pounds of. meat shipped overseas to the United Nations Relief and Re- habilitation Administration dur- mc the last week were pounds of oxtails That, a meat board official said today, would be somewhere around 3000 tails of beef animals, skinned and frozen Over there, they will become oxtail soup, a "very nourishing food. NEWS BULLETINS SUSPEND PRIORITIES ON NEW CARS TILL JUNE I >Jay motor vehicle controller suspended the issne of priority certificates for the purchase of new automobiles antil June 1, because of continuing low production and thp number of certificates issued up to April 30, Heconstroction Minister Howe announced todav. Meanwhile, applications to rationing officers would be bandied in tbe rejfuiar way, except that those qualifying will not be granted certificates until after Jane i. TWO SOLDIERS SHOT TO DEATH FROM AMBUbH NUERNBERG. Germany. May soldiers on the staff of Stars and Stripes. United States army newspaper, were shot to death from ambush as they rode in a jeep with another soldier and three yonn? women here last night. The names of the victims were withheld pending notification of relatives. Each was shot in the chest. The army pressed an intensive iHTCsts-jayon, feat there was no indication that any dues had been found to the identity o; Ibe tunman. LIFT NON-ESSENTIAL FREIGHT SHIPMENTS VSHINGTON. May Henry of the American Vvsociation of Railroads saM today the United States government's embargo on non-essential freight shipments would be lifted at a m-, E.S.T_ Monday. The order to cut passenger traffic 50 per cent cffccUvs Ma> 15 abo was suspended, Mr. Henry said. However, the 2o-per-cent redaction in rail passenger service which went into effect will remain in force for the time being, he said. REPUBLICANS STAGE ANTI-HUMBERT DEMONSTRATIONS ROME, May Republicans staged .in antf- Humbert demonstration today which dwarfed the acclaim Italy's new kmj received yesterday from monarchists at the royal palace. A crowd estimated at gathered m the People's Square this m? for a rally, then marched to the seat of soverreaoent at the Viminale Palace, where the marchers cheered the cabinet And shouted "Down with the F WSP ;