Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
FINAL EDITION Weaifier AfeCtta PMMMl SCATTEBED SBOWtJW VOL. 129. LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1946 12 PAGES IRANIANS HASTEN WAR PREPARATIONS Spain Hiding! WON'T EVACUATE ITALY Bribes Favor Army Leaders War Criminal Suggestion Good Friends In Drawing Room Belgians Claim Quisling Leon Degrelle is Protected f II A I rt t fl II Polish Charges That Franco III M11 I 11 I IIV is Engaged in Atomic Research NEW YORK, May question of war- criminal extradition was raised indirectly before the TJ-N. security council's sub-committee on Spain today by.; a Belgian statement emphasizing that Franco Spain has become a refuge for the Belgian Quisling, Leon Degrelle The Belgian complaint was filed in support of Polish Turned Down Bill To Commons Rights, Too OTTAWA, May sugges- tion that 3. parliamentary commit- tee be established to draw up a bill of rights was advanced in the commons yesterday by Veterans Minister Mackenzie before the house rejected a bill of rishts which John Diefenbaker (P.C- Lake Centre) sought to have included in the Ca- nadian citizenship bill. Mr. Mackenzie said it was his own to see such a committee set up and he would be pleased to dis- cuss the question with other mem- bers of the government. Mr. Diefenbaker had moved an amendment to the citizenship bill so that it would contain a clause outlining the rights of Canadian citizens. PROPER PROCEDURE "May I say to my honorable said Mr. Mackenzie, "that the place for that is not in con- nection with, this bill, the place for that is in those terms which may be brought to reality in a year or so from now, terms which would contain a joint declaration of this parliament and sent, if necessary, for such comment as might be made upon them to the provinces of Can- ada." The amendment was rejected. a recorded Prior to resuming study of the citizenship bill, the commons de- voted its afternoon sitting to a debate on a motion establishing a joint senate and commons commit- tee to study the Indian act and recommend changes to improve the lot of Indians. FOR INDIAN TRIBES Resources Minister Glen, sponsor of the motion, said It anpear Canada had reached a stage in her development as a nation when eco- nomic conditions forced her to do one of two things: I. Purchase at public ex- pense the additional lands and additional hunting and trapping- rights for an Indian population RIGHTS BIUC, (Continued on Page Two.) charges thatlSpain is a hideaway for Nazi war criminals and scientists engaged in atomic research. REFUSAL _ _. _ _ _ i The Belgian government told the n L. J. _. n III sub-committee that Franco had re- 11 I AT n T O U I I I fused to hand over the former Bel- H I U I I I V il III Resist party leader who pur- lllfLIILlJ Will sued a politico-military career with Hitler's armies of the east, and west before his escape by plane into Spain more than a year ago. -This refusal to extradite this notorious war criminal and collabor- ator has caused bad feeling between Belgium and the Belgians said in response to the committee's request to TJ.N- members for in- formation on Spain. The statement made no formal request, however, that the tJJf. support; Belgian ex- tradition efforts. A Belgian court ha December. 1944. was reported to have sentenced him be shot for col- laboration with the Nazis and he now is being sought for trial before the Brussels high court of justice. Degrelle was decorated by Hitler for leading German troops on the east- ern front, where he was reported wounded in 1942, and was wearing the uniform of a German colonel when he crash-landed on a Saanish beach May 8. 1945. On the subject of alleged perse- cution and execution of Spanish Republicans and others by the Franco regime, the sub-committee announced" last night it would gen- erally accept evidence from Spanish underground sources "subject to the proof of the authenticity of each document." CONDEMNS FRANCO MAX KARRELSON. NEW YORK, May 14. tP> Franco Spain is "a Fascist, regime geared for war and bent on ag- the Spanish government- in-exile said Monday. It declared Spam was a haven" for notorious Gestapo agents and Kazi scientists working on atomic energy. These charges are included in a document, consisting of a general introduction jind .20 an- nexes, brought from. Paris' Sunday by Dr. Jose Giral. premier of the govemment-in-exile, for submission to the United Nations sub-com- mittee investigating the Spanish question. Dr. Giral said the document would be handed to Secretary-Gen- eral Trygve Lie "within the next hours" and that it would prove the Franco regime "is and always has been a permanent threat to international peace and security.'' The Left Hand Corner. Backwoods Missouri A Bankrupt "Cherry Tree" Ships. THE natives of backwoods Mis- souri do more than provide food and shelter for summer visitors; they provide entertain- ment as well. In this endeavor, it must be admitted, thev are assisted no end by the gullibility of the city folk, who don't seem to know a whopper when they hear one. re- marks the Wail Street Journal. In summer the two Hooten DOTS were frequently observed by the visitors stalking through the woods, one carrying an old muzzle-loading shotgun, the other a claw-hammer. "What's the purpose of the ham- a city slicker will inquire. Immediately the hammer-bearer LESNEVICH K.O.'s MILLS 10TH ROUND X.OXDOX. May Gus of Cliffside. N-J- knocked out Great Britain's Freddie 3Iills in the 10th round of their ]5-round fight for the world lisrht heavyweight title tonight before spectators- Referee Eugene Henderson stopped the bcut after Lesnt- vich. defending his world crown, flattened Mills twice in the 10th round, once for a count of nine- Mills sot up after that and tried to carry on. A right to the jaw sprawled him on the floor end the referee raised I-esncvrcb's ritrfit hand without stopping to count. Bevin and Byrnes Will Act if Soviet Decides, to Quit Romania PARIS, May Secretary Byrnes of the United States said in a formal state- ment tcnisht he had proposed that the council of foreign min- isters adjourn until June 15 af- ter considering the German question. No action was taken immed- iately on the proposal. MAKES PROPOSAL The secretary of state said he had proposed the immediate signing of a revised armistice with Italy to bridge the gap nnMi a formal peace treaty was agreed upon and that a peace conference of the 21 Euro- pean powers engaged in the war be called either for July 1 or Julv 15. He gained immediate British" and French approval of these and other proposals, but the Soviet delegation said it wanted to discuss them first. Mr. Byrnes also demanded a draft treaty for Austria be placed on the agenda for a June 15 meeting, but this proposal drew immediate So- viet objection, an American in- formant said. Earlier, it was said the Russian foreign minister had proposed with- drawal of Russian troops from Bui- j garia on condition that Allied troops leave Italy. Both Mr. Byrnes and Mr. Bevin objected when Mr. Molo- tov proposed the bargain of withdrawing from Bulgarian lines of communication to Aus- tria, the informants said. Mr. Bevin declared a comparable ar- rangement would be for the Russians to leave Romania It the Allies left Italy. He Ifritain was readv to withdraw from Italy if the Soviets left Romania. The British Foreign -Secretary further was reported to have de- clared that the Russians agreed at the foreign ministers council in j Government Losing Control of Northern Groups While Continuing to Plan for Peaceful Settle- ment of Azerbaijan Big Differences TEHRAN. Mar Iranian army hasten- ed preparations for v.-ar today although the central government appeared determined to pursue its announc-: ed policy of a peaceful settlement of the Azerbaijan problem. Iranian sources expressed belief that the military and the local northern tribes were swerving- from govern- ment contro! to back the young Shah, their commander- in-chisf. NO EXPLANATION (There was no immediate ex- plar.ation from Tehran en the state- meat, that Iran's military forces might be swerving froni the support of the government to that of the shah. This would net be surprising. however, if army leaders and other elements have decided that the Lewis Asks Heavy Levy New Fund Secretary of State James P. Byrnes is using his hands as if he were illustrating the size of the one that got away as he chats with Soviet Commissar Vyacheslav Molotov at the party given to the "Big Four" by Jefferson Caffery, U.S. ambassador to France, in Paris. Mr. Byrnes and Commissar Molo- tov are bitter antagonists in "Big Four" delibera- tions, but good friends in the drawing room. time is ripe to show dissatisfaction with Premier Qavarn's handling of, Azerbaijan and are seeking leader- j ship for a stronger policy toward tie j average gr-nnsl wage of iety felt by the public." j 52400. the gross payroll for the Azerbaijan is the northern prov- j .IQQJXJO bituminous miners would, ince bordering Russia in which a j total Thus the pay- semi-autonomous regime was es- j-jji jevv amount to More Fish For Britons -f- 4. BUT THEY'LL GET LESS OF VIRTUALLY EVERY OTHER FOOD; OUTLOOK IS GRIM would Bv HELEN CAMP LONDON, May may get more fish is. the next few months but she'll get less of vir- tually every other _fpod_ And even the fish won't mean much to the British because they'll have no fat to fry it with. 90 per cent of the peoole In Bulgaria while leaving troops from food in Of I SDOkesraan said. "If they haven't any fat they don't know what to do with fish'and no matter how many pamphlets we put out or what we tell them thev Romania to protect their lines communication to Austria. An informant said Mr. Byrnes and Mr. Bevin then proposed" the establishment of a commission of j __ military experts to decidfi whether I GRIM OUTLOOK the Allied lines of communication j The food, outlook, as outlined bv through Italy to Austria were phy- j nim. includes: sicallv necessary. j Possible further cuts in cooking Mr. Molotov was said to have j________________________________ agreed to formation of the conmrs- sion, but nothing was finaliv decid- i ed. During the Interchange Mr.; Byrnes again tried unsuccessfully to persuade his three colleagues to study the Austrian situation by pro- posing that the deputy foreign min- isters beain preparation of a treaty with that country. MAY BREAK UP Soviet sources predicted the four- power conference of foreign minis- ters would break UD within a few davs unless the western powers ac- ceded to Russian demands on Trieste and North Africa. Seek Boost Rail Rates Rising Costs OTTAWA, May in freight rates will be sought by Shortlv after the Russians fore- j Canadian railways to meet increas- cast possible failure of the meet- ing operating costs. R. C. Vaughan, inc. State Secretary Byrnes placed i president of the Canadian National bcfore the' deadlocked conference American proposals for ending the 1 SUGGESTION (Continued on Page Two.) P ARLIAMENTAR OTTAWA, May mons war expenditures committee todav revived controversy over the destruction last year of R.C.A.F. equipment at Penho'd. Alta., and Railways, today told the commons railway committee. Mr. Vaughan made the announce- ment under questioning by King Hazen (P.C.. St. after the railway president had j made a statement in a'hich he said the railway was in a be- tween rising costs, frozen rates and falling traillc. IXCREASES NOT SET Ke said no immediate considera- tion was being given to an appli- cation for increases in passenger rates. The amount of freight in- com- i that the "War Assets representative j creases to be sought had not been nittee for the Calgary-Pen'no'.d area had j determined. He recalled that Unit- win burst into tears. The j Calgary when Arthur Smith (P.C., persists in his questioning. "Wall." finally explains the boy with the hammer, "we'uns is so poor, stranger. v.e ain't got no money to buy shot, and so we hez to 3oad this here gun with oid rusty nails. Every squirrel we hits nowadays is tree." Calgary West) asfced Group Capt. V. S. J. Millard. supply staff officer to R.C.A.F. Maintenance Command, for information about it- Group Cant. Millard said that up to August. 1945. disposal of equip- ment had been under air force reg- fast to the j ulations and no record had been j kept of what was destroyed. said at the time he knew nothing I ed States railways had recently about the destruction. "It is the lack of liaison that wor- ries me. not so much for the past, as for the disposal of the great quantities of equipment which are still to be disposed of." he said. asked for a general 25 per cent in- crease in freight rates with special adjustments on some commodities. Mr. Vaughan said it was Iskeiy the same genera! pattern would be followed in the application now be- Mr. Shaw said he could "fill ths prepared by Canadian railways. fat, recently reduced from two ounces weekly to one. -pi' the two-ounce cheese ration, just cut from" the three, for the summer. No increase in weekly rations of 23 cents worth of meat, three ounces of bacon, eight ounces of sugar, and two ounces of tea. Arsother possible reduction in the wheat cocteat of bread with ration- ing "not off the cards." Xo increase in fruit supplies ex- cept for a few "token" shipments from abroad and the summer crop of plums and English apples. No hopes of raising egg and milk production because new bread reg- ulations mean less wheat for animal feeding. NECESSITIES ONLY The official said canned fruits and some meats which used to come tablished during the Russian occu- pation. Premier Qavam said recent nego- tiations between the central govern- ment and a delegation from Azer- baijan had foundered on three ma- jor differences. GOO a year. Mr. Lewis acted sooa after wia- nic? the strugcle. round of the long operators bowed to his demand for in holiday pay he contended was due. Edward F. McGrady. special gov- These differences, which included eminent conciliator, made public an Azerbaijan demand for rediscri- i Mr. demand for the payroll bution of large estates and public levy and said be from Cana'da and United States are "out." Any dollar imports SHUSI; fee kept to necessities" such-as he' said, and 'even these "very much less than during "lend" lease" although "we'll have to con- tinue to get dried eggs even if they are expensive." The increased fish supplies are possible because trawlers now are being released by the admiralty from mine-sweeping. ONT., QUE. BAN USE OF COAL OTTAWA, May Use of bituminous coal to heat "office buildings, stores, schools, theatres, public buildings or any place of in the prov- inces of Ontario and Quebec is banned, effective immediately, under terms of an order issned today by Reconstruction Minis- ter Howe. The ban also extends to the of bituminous coal for heat- ing water for use in public washrooms. "While there has been a re- sumption in production at some of the United States bituminous coal mints on a temporary basis." Mr. Howe said, "the stocks of bituminous coal in cen- tral Canada are continuing- to decrease at an alarming rate. We cannot expect to receive in Canada during the next four weeks more than a small pro- portion of our require- ments." Choose Jury In Spy Case Mazerall Charged lands, were announced m a com- munique as: 1. The Iranian government claim- ed the right to appoint a provincial governor-general of Azerbaijan. Ja- far Pisievari, Azerbaijan "premier." insisted that the governor be se- lected by the provincial council. devoted to the welfare fund and safety proposals- Charles C'Seill. chief-spokesman for the operators, said Mr. Lewis' health and welfare demand would add O) cents to the cost of eacit ton of coal at the mines. Last- year the C-M.W. nresidez.t rcraltj 2. The Iranian government, iike- fo.r I0 a rlnl-nPd rio-hr. tn annoint I a Similar fUQd. WoU.d wise claimed the to appoin ujc Jin-MV il, army and gendarmerie officers. tare_yielded Pishevari insisted that they be com- missioned by the provincial council. 3. Pishevari proposed redistribu- tion of estates of land owners and the division of public lands among Iranian officials main- tained such a move would be un- constitutional and could be taken only if authorized by parliament. Qavain said Puhevari's delegation returned to Tabriz yesterday "to re- port and receive after the conference ended in a stale- mate. ATTACK PLAN DENIED on the basis of 1945 production. BACK TO WORK SPRINGFIELD. III.. May John SSarchiando ol the Progressive Mine Workers said Monday" the independent union of. members and Illinois mine operators have agreed to resume coal operations immediately and at least until June 15- HUNGER STRIKER WEAK BELFAST. May Cabie> dark David Fleming lass The Tabriz radio, reporting the J night lay weak from a self-imposed OTTAWA. May A petit juiy of 12 men was chosen today to try Edward "Wilfred Mazerall. form- er national research council engi- neer. on a charge of conspiracy in connection with activities of a Rus- sian network of agents. Mazerall. 30-year-old native of Fredericton. faced a charge of con- spiring to gather -and communicate confidential information for Russia, j He is alleged to have conspired with Gordon Lunan. Canadian informs- tion service official. Col N. Zabotin, j former Russian military attache. Lt.-CoI. V. Rogov. his "aide, and Prof. Israel Halherin of Queen's i University, another accused. Two charges under the official secrets act were deferred. Twenty-five talismen were called before the 12 jurymen were selected. The defence exhausted its 12 chaS- lenges but the ciown challenged none. One other man was excused, j INSTRUCTS JfRY Chief Justice J. C. McRuer of the Ontario supreme court inform- ed the new jury it was of the "ut- 1 that they reject i "any element of prejudice that may have crept into your hearts one way or the other." CHOOSE I (Continued, on Pase Two.) I return of Azerbaijan "premier" Ja- far Pishevari from the statelmated negotiations with the central gov- (Continued oa Page Two.) in Belfast prison, apparently bent on following the example of John McCaughev. another member of the outlawed Irish Republican Army whose funeral took place hers Monday. Soviet to Back Arab Case If Brought Before United Nations DAMASCUS. May Soviet minister to Syria has told the Syrian government ihc Soviet sorernment has decided to back the Arab case if the Arab brings the Palestine problem before the United Nations, it was reported today. He was said to have communicated the to Sa-Abdullah Jabry. Syrian premier minister. Sa-Abdultah Jabry later calJed s. cabinet and informed the ministers of the Soviet decision. The Arab governments will be immediately informed. The Arab League is meetin-r next Saturday at Bloudane, near Damascus, 10 discuss the Palestine question. man who drove the bulldozer over l Senate Probes Farm Income Tax to be taken on particular the aerial radio equinment which ties. they said had no commercial value 1 Minister Chevrter said his brother, the tree an with this here ___ ______ stated that white no data was j to the uniformed members of the j the decision would rest with at hand it v.as known that equip- squads in charge." ment Destroyed included obsolete tnc T. "makes me climb up aircraft deytfoved under the super- :nd pry the cnUer loose tision of War Assets Corporation for -ere nasuner! nnt. sneak. BANKRUPT NATION TJch. State Journal) The oinrjer started with cream of tomato foup. The mam course was a giant rib roart, with potatoes and broccoli. Soft rolls of white Hour were served, with two patties of butter to a plate. was apple pie with ice cream. There was coffee with cream and which he could not speak. "Some of it must have oeen ser- viceable fincc it was flown from the Calgary municipal airport to the Th? committee was divided on the parlies would an opportunity question of calling a representative i to appear before the commission, of War Assess along wi'h air force i Mr. Vaughan estimated traffic re- spokesmen or hearing the witnesses ceipls for the first five months of" TAX AT SOURCE, BASIC HERD, SUGGESTIONS OTTAWA, Mav Iicult to know where to draw field where it was .soon alter de- CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP they were flown son Sew some o' "Is it true that with tnat Sre j third reading at the r.ext sium; of The speaker cleared his j burnins for several weeks. and i the house. throat. -JWe are a bankrupt na-i causing much interest in all the Among the last clauses to ...on. ..e Began. newspapers of western Canada, you j adootrd was one which would I have no record or what was de-; Canadian c.f.zenyhin from anyone! were j animals of the earth when along NO "RECORD KEPT came a rhinoceros. j Group said that was so FhouMer additional burdens- He uas replun? to Senator W. _ x of "the magnitude I have outlined i A Buchanan .L. Alberta j who said I Senator Buchanan said he haq e without of some sort farmers were complainin? about j PIan oiler, but he wor.cerec "What shall we call this afkcd Adam. "Let's call Si a rhinoceros." "But, why a "Well, because it looks more like a rhinoceros than anything we've named yet." THE LEFT HAND (Continued on Back Page) correct, but that some of it was under "the direction of War Assets Corporation at the time. Mr. Smith suggested that a War Assets spokesman be called to give testimony along with the air force representatives in order to clear up the matter. servini? in foreien forces ags Canada during the war. The Jananese Canadians of tocfe are the same people Great War fought in the Canadian in Vancouver East) bate. during t Is difficult to estimate .V-D--. j trouiiiciLc iiuw ccnie forces. Angus Maclnnis iC.C.F., i far the reduction in revenues will under the Prairie Farm Assistance- I ______ z_ tr, ra VmcHtf.1 t-aW.r, rtf f He suggested there snould be, sonic provision to permit an aver- i go, how tnurn of it is temporary! and how much will be recovered. so pnce a bushe! taken off j of vears UA n-ftfiflfLrrtft _ _ __-. ard over vrti at. He wondered F. D. Shaw (S.C., Red Deer) said' Japan foughD with the Allies. Mr. SJacInnis recalled that the our 1946 budget forecasts a decrease iif something similar could be done Japanese Canadians had been heroes in the First Great XVar when i in income tax collections. SEEK BOOST i THE PROBLEM (Continued on Page Two.) ifr. said it would be dif- RANCHER'S BASIC HERD Replying to Senator Bnchanan, TAX AT SOURCE (Continued on Page Tvvo.) NEWS BULLETINS MRS. KNIGHT ACQUITTED OF MURDER WINNIPEG. May 12-man jury Tuesday acquitted Mrs. Margaret E. Knight. 3S. of the miu-der by slabbing of her husband. Henrv Knishl. in their Winnipeg home last March 31, INDICTMENT 6V FRANCO SPAIN HANDED TO U.N. NEW YORK, May Jose Girla, premier of ihe Spanish Republican government-in-exile, today formally handcjl over to the United Nations a 350-page indictment charging that Franco Spain was- menace to world peace. T.C.A. TO START EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHTS TO WEST INDIES OTTAW.V. Mav_ Air Unes fe ready to begin expcrimentafnUhts to the-West Indies in the late summer or fall and regular service in the winter, it was" learned here. Tfce service would use Montreal's Dorval airport as an immediate terminus and would be extended to stops throughout the West Indies and terminate at Rio De Janeiro. Brazil. IRISH HUNGER STRIKER MOVED TO HOSPITAL BELFAST. May adhering his hunger-strike pledge. David Fleming, Irish Republican Army leader, Tuesday was moved to Belfast prison hospitsj as his condition ened afier a lengthy fast similar to that which Saturday claimed the life of another former I.fiLA. officer in Cork, Eire, Fleming's friends claim he has fasted 52 days. SEEK BODY OF MISSING MAN AT QUALICUM BEACH QUALICCM BEACH, B.C., May Columbia police were searching waters of the gulf five miles off Qoalicom Beach Tuesday for the body of James 22, of port Alberni, B.C. He went fishing in an outboard motor boat Monday night. Prevailing overturned the boat when the motor developed trouble. HOPE B.C. STRIKE DEADLINE WILL BE LIFTED VANCOUVER, May that the strike deadline set for 11 Wednesday wnuU be lifted was today as Chief Justice Gordon Sloan met representatives of the union and British Columbia's logging and sawmill Operators behind closed doors here. ALLEGED SLAYER TAXI DRIVER GIVEN REMAND WINNIPEG. May Deacon, 34-year-oJd ex- serviceman charged with the murder of taxi-driver Johann Johnson last March 31, was remanded until May 21 when appeared in city police court here today.