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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta COAL OPERATORS REJECT LE DEMAND FINAL EDITION Weather AlkcrU F. CLOCDT, VOL. 130. LETHBKEDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1946 14 PAGES B.C. LOGGER STRIKE CRIPPLES INDUSTRY Cold Shoulder Mine Payroll Levy Claim Lewis Proposal Presents New Social Theory and is National Problem Not Relating to Coal Industry Awaits Report End Strike WASHINGTON, Slay coal operators today informed John L. Lewis they reject ''unequivo- cally" his demand for a seven per cent payroll levy to j finance a miners" welfare fund. j The operators' negotiating committee said in reply-; ing to the United Mine Workers that Sir. Lewis' proposal j presented ''a new social theory and philosophy, the effect of which would extend to every industry in America, and i as such must be considered and acted upon as a national! problem and not as one relating to the coal industry; alone." The committee said the problem was one to be con- sidered by public legislative bodies. i As SL counter-proposal to Mr. Lewis' proposition, the ouerators suggested the possibility of setting up a jointly- j financed fund for hardship cases under the administration j of an independent agency such as the Red Cross. President Truman, meanwhile, awaited a report by nightfall, if possible, on the progress of negotiations to end the two-month-old dispute. operators, to report back in four or five days. This is the fifth HE'S 1300th! BRANTFORD. Out., May Brantford, man has prac- tically given up hope of obtain- ing an outboard motor for sum- mer boating and fishing activi- ties. Spotting one in a store window in a neighboring city recently, he went in and priced it. He WES told that the motor on display was not for sale bur that he could leave his name for future name was the 1.300th on the dealer's list. Demand Turned Down Citizenship Bill MUST REPORT TODAT Mr, Truman last Friday asked Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers (A.F.L.) and Charles O'Xefll, spokesman for the COLD SEODLDER (Continued on Page TwoJ Secret Intelligence May Be Kept From OtherNations 3y CHARLES A. GSUiUCE NEWT YORK, May Se- curity council members today were xrcm their rules experts -which would give the council ultra-privacy 14 delfoer- Etions any time aad_tae power to selected "top secret" in- telligence from the 40 United Na- tions not represented in the council. The proposals, and a United. States resolution whose adontion would, block Albania's im- mediate effort toward membership in the tfJN- come up for debate in the council tomorrow. In me new section of 34 rules for adoption bv the council the com- mittee of experts on procedure proposed mat the tLN.'s peace- keeping arm should meet privately it desired and also adopt: a classification of information along military intelligence lines. j SAME MEMBERSHIP I The membership of the experts i committee is identical, nation by j nation. with the makeup of the 11- nation security council, and it e.xpected the council would adopt the rules along the lines proposed one "single copy alone'" which would be entrusted to the TJ.K, secretary- general for safekeeping, but "the security council may at any time grant access vt this record to auth- orized representatives of other mem- bers of the TJ.N." One proposal provides the secre- tary-general shall submit a list of confidential records and documents SECRET (Continued on Page Two.) fcv the committee. ,_ The pioposed rules provide tnat j Defends Attack On Pearl Harbor TOKYO. May W. G. Furness, American army officer defending five top-ranking Japan- ese charged with war crimes, con- tended Tuesday that Japan's sneak attack on pearl Harbor -seas no more mass murder than the atomic combing at Hiroshima. "We make no apologies" for using the atomic bomb. Chief Prosecutor Joseph 3. Keenan leaped up to re- Crown Companies OTTAWA. May tion of clause-by-clause study of the Canadian citizenship bill in the commons vesterday was followed by passage of a half dozen minor measures and a statement, on gov- ernment policy with respect to the future operation of crown com- panies. The bill, sponsored by State Sec- retary Martin, will have these ef- fects "once it is proclaimed: L Establish and recognize Cana- dian citizenship. Formerly the only definition of citizenship was found in the immigration act- In future, all Canadian passports will carry the words "Canadian citizen." 2. Women will be given the right to decide their own nationalitv. Workers Quit As Talks Collapse Seemingly confident of the eventual outcome of the coal strike. United Mine Workers' President John Lewis breaks out one of his rare smiles as he arrives at, the TT.M.W. policy committee meeting in Washington. The 250-man group upheld his strike- settlement demands to the mine operators. Beside Lewis is Thomas Kennedy, union secretary. Lack of coal has shut down many in- dustries. The operators today turned down Lewis' demands for a seven per cent payroll levy. Byrnes Proposes Peace Parley To Start Nov. 12 STORK WINS LOS ANGELES. May The stork passed up a chance to win a race with an automobile todav. then settled by outspeed- mg an elevator. Racing throiiah traffic. Robert W. Boxer got his wife to a police receiving hospital without, mishap. But between the first and third floors. Cheryl Jean Bower arrived. She and her mother, Evelyn, are doing nicely. Building and Allied Trades Expected to Feel Effect of Within 10 Days and Affect Sides Refuse to Back Down on Stand VICTORIA, May 15 (C.P.) Some British Columbia logging and sawmill workers went on strike at 11 a.m. P.D.T. today in protest against failure to obtain a satisfactory working agreement. The strike was called by the International Woodwork- ers of America (C.I.O.-C.C.L.) Ii is estimated that with- 1 in a week or ten days workers, or about one-third of the province's 250.000 employees, will be off their jobs PARIS. Mav Sec- retary Byrnes" of the United States today proposed to the foreign rein- o ece er own naoav. Previously. women have been classe'd isters' council that, a peace confer- as' persons under disability and automatically assumed the nation- ality of their husbands. A Cana- dian woman who marries a man of anotHer nationality now will be able ence be called Nov. 12 to draft a peace, treaty, for Germanj7an Amer- ican 'JnfbrmaSt said. In a session completely taken up with discussion of critical German to retain Canadian citizenship if i problems, Mr. Byrnes proposed that she wishes. [representatives of Britain, Russia, 3. Women who marry Canadians France "and the United States start will qualify for Canadian citizenship one year after establishing resi- dence. 4. A native-born Canadian, a British subject domiciled in Can- ada, brides of Canadian servicemen and all those who now possess nat- uralization certificates will be de- clared Canadian citizens immed- iately upon proclamation. 5. Non-Canadians who have serv- ed in the Canadian armed forces outside of Canada will qualify for citizenship after one year of such service. G. The bill will maintain the meeting immediately to draw up a treaty draft for Germany which the foreign ministers could present to the peace conference, the inform- ant said. GERMAX ECONOMY Mr. Byrnes was reported to have proposed that the foreign minis- ters' reoresentatives report on the economic status of Germany to the foreign ministers" council at, their nest meeting, possibly June 15. The foreign ministers of Britain. Russia and France said they wanted to study the Byrnes proposal before the council, in may order tr defence dismissal of aggression charges against all 28 The Left Hand Corner. Right Gasoline Tame Buf- falo. status of British subject, with the advantage that Canadian citizen- ship papers will be supahed upon request after the legal" period of years. Once in pcs- of citizenship papers, they Defendants by contending it would be impossible for the accused to get a fair trial in an Allied court. Mr. Keenan promptly termed this chal- lenge "premature. A miscon- ception." The court took the motion under 1 advisement and recessed until Wednesday. It did not announce a j i decision on the defence contention i that Japan surrendered condition- j i ally and consequently should not be j j prosecuted for crimes against peace or against hnmanity (aggression i and mass CITIZENSHIP (Continued on Page Two.) EGLECTKG to eat a proper D _ tre-akiaiD of fmu. cereal. Kail or bacon, toast, coffee _, _ _ and milk is false- economy, accord- j to .Miss O- Ganock. dieti- j JT-.A TVlSt _, _ 1 o DC charge_of the Montreal FJiet WASHINGTON. May r.-P; Ic an ejjor. to avert a tie-up of Am- erican railroads scheduled to begin an agency of Welfare Feceration. in the first issue of a new publication entitled Health, and Happiness. Saturday. Truman jes- terday intervened personally and In the pamphlet, ctsigned to set; got Sllies resume negotia- before the young business woman the importance of proper nuirition tions. The meeting began with For- eign Minister Bidault of Prance presenting France's demand for complete separation of the Ruhr and'Rhineland from Germany and will have the right of entry into French control of the Saar Economic measures to control tne war notemial of these territories were "not enough, he said. There must be political separation. MOLOTOV TO AGREE? Meanwhile sources close to the Russian delegation predicted For- jeign Minister Molotov- would agree I tc a proposal to summon a 21-power i peace conference in July following another four-power conference next ____ sota-cas expressed belief that while Mr. Molotov would accede 'to three of the four suggestions Smade last mght by Mr. Byrnes, he definitely would not agree to place the Austrian treaty on the agenda Four POW's Committed Sittings i month. These for a suggested Big Four foreign ministers' session June 15. It appeared, meanwhile, the cur- rent conference might wind, up its work tomorrow without basic agree- ment on peace treaties.-, President Truman's -personal- plane already was reported on its way to Paris to return Mr. Byrnes and the United States delegation to Washington. Limit Elating Of Bread and Cakes NEW YORK, May William O'Dwyer has appealed to New York residents to refrain from eating or serx'intj bread, cakes, pies, pastries and other wheat and cereal products at evening meals on Tues- day. Wednesday and Thursday in each week. The appeal, in the form of a proc- lamation issued at city was directed to restaurants, hotels and other public eating places as well as those who eat at home. Iran Troops Advancing Afraid TEHRAN, May tral Iranian government troops were reported by the Tabriz radio to have reached the borders of Azerbaijan today but Premier Jafar Pishevari of the separat- ist regime in that northern prov- ince declared: "We are not mfraid of an attack." Broadcasting from his capital at Tabriz last night, Pishevari asserted that Premier Ahmed Qavam of the central govern- ment was "aware that our array- is made up of fighting men who not be defeated." The central government yester- day reaffirmed it was determined to "avoid civil war. as a result of the walkout. Last minute efforts to avert a shutdown of the indas- try, the province's largest, failed when representatives of j the union and of lumber operators conferred with Chief j Justice Gordon Sloan of the British Columbia supreme i court. SO GROUND The operators are !n session this j "I was unable to and a common j morning and we lia; i ground to bring them together." Chief Justice Sloan recom- said the chief justice at conclusion mended to ine minister of labor of the sessions- 1 thai ccccQiajioa of the lumber The chief justice was not prepar- pule proceed under ?.C. IGC3. An ed to say what recommendations he j application for such conciliation was would make to the minister of labor. recently made by operators. We ara ISSUES STATEMENT j awaiting further developrEents. R. V. Stuart who has represented "Until the processes of concilia- operators in all negotiations for a tion nave beer: observed as a new agreement issued a prepared i statement shortly after the strike j 37.000 'WORKERS began. The statement said: (Cononuea on Page TwoJ Ottawa Keeping In Close Touch With Lumber Strike .OTTAWA. Minister Pishevari blamed the breakdown commons his department iTA. May 5 but labor department of Seals said Mitchell today told the action taken, by the Internasoaal of Azerbaijan-central government negotiations on -reactionary ele- ments" in the Tehran government. He made no reference to any "possi- keeping in close touch with was the strike of British Columbia lumber workers possible solution will be hUity of returning to Tehran for further conversations looking to- j ion's position in, a statement ward Azerbaijan's return to the j viewing tne background of The minister outlined the Domin- re- authority of the central govern- i dispute. He said that while the ment. Qavam earlier said Pishevari dispute came within provincial had returned to Tabriz only "for jurisdiction when it became ap- parent that a work stoppage was likely. Hon. G. S. Pearson. British Columbia labor minister, had con- stated him and Chief Justice G. M. Sloan of Vancouver has been, ap- pointed a commissioner in an at- tempt to effect a settlement. new instructions." STAGE MANOEUVRES An observer returned from Tabriz said the Azerbaijan national army- was staging field manoeuvres be- tween Mianeh and Zenjan. Zenjan is 180 miles northwest of Tehran, and Mianeh is 85 miles farther northwest. Reliable Iranian sources express- ed belief that the military and of America iCiOO in calling a strike was contrary to the provisions .cf both the federal labor code and wage control regulations. The labor, code covers collective bargaining procedure and wfaHe the union opened negotiations with employers, as- is provided in the code, it failed, to take the nest of appealing to the British Colum- bia labor relations. In the matter of wages regulaaons require the lining to make as. application. to the British Columbia War Labor board bin such action, was cot taken. "I have not had a report from j Chief Justice Sloan." Mr. Mitchell; said. "However, the information received by me by telephone early j this ir-orning from the British j Premier Has No _ _ M. lit IVlinH 411 1TU11U some local northern tribes were I Columbia minister of labor is to i LONDON, May shifting their support from the gov- j the effect that as. the meeting held nf Prpmior Ahmprt Qnvam there by the chief justice yester- day the negotiations came to an Truman Extends Draft To July 1 WASHINGTON. May