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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HOPE FOR SETTLEMENT LOGGER STRIKE FINAL EDITION ftMfhwcct F CLOUDY AND VOL. No. 13 LETHBRLDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1946 18 PAGES Hunger Striker's Kin STRIKE POSTPONED Delay'DroughtIs T Dron In A c> inr63t RUSS For In Tieup.l.0.u.r-lJ1JnjAnnounced sRet No Indication, However, from Operators or Union Strike Fourth Labor Minister j Hopeful Something Will Happen in j Desoite Protests. Federal! Next Few Days VANCOUVER, Jlay hope for a settlement in the British Columbia strike of loggers was seen today after Provincial Labor Minister George S. Pearson said he expected something would be done during the next few days to bring the dispute to an Mr Pearson was quoted in a dispatch from Victoria to the Vancouver News Herald as saying "I am satisfied that some move will be made in the next two or three days to end the strike." __ His statement was backed up by Chiei Justice Gor- don M Sloan's report to Federal Labor Minister Hum- phrey Mitchell which, although making no specific re- commendation, urged that procedure to determine the depute in a manner binding upon the disputants Ko Order Announced By A. F Whitney W W W u _ _ j QJ Railroad Heads To Go To Washington Sunday be Jarnes and EUen Fleming, brother and sister of David Heming, Irisfi. Republican Army leader on a jail, arc shown outside a Belfast hotel as they left to Continuing fa- use -vitamin pills and orange juice, he still carried on as John McCaugney; another hanger striker who died on the 23rd day of his last, vas buried. The hunger strikes were started in a bid for freedom. DISMISSES PLEA TO FREE HUNGER STRIKER BELFAST. May Ulster f it had no status. Miss Fleming is a high court Fridav" dismissed an ap- resident of KiUarney. Eire, and plication for a writ of mandamus to therefore outside the jurisdiction of plication free 27-year-old David Fleming from Belfast, prison where he is in the 53rd day of a hunger strfee Trhich it is feared may COSE his', life. The by H. Dia- mond. Socialist Republican member of tie Northern Ireland parliament, and by Nellie Fleming, a sister of the based on a sec- tion of the Prisoners' Health Act which provides for the temporary release of any prisoner whose state of health is due to his own conduct, making it undesirable to detain him in prison. "William JLowry. attorney-general for Northern Ireland, opposed the application, arguing the parties to The Left Hand Corner. Lord Halifax Liquidating Coal Miner Js Gover- nor. the court. ___ NO >IANDATORY DUTT Dismissing the action, the lord chief justice said that in Fleming's case no mandatory duty -sras impos- j ed on the minister by the act. The question of mercy was entirely a matter for the governor of Northern Ireland. The application, was "misconceiv- ed.'' the court ruled. Meanwhile, Fleming showed no disposition to abandon the fast which steadily is sapping his strength. Protesting his treatment as a criminal rather than as a po- litical prisoner, the young Irish Re- publican Army leader has proclaim- ed his intention to fast to the dealn unless his demands are met. Similar determination on the part of 32-vear-oId John McCaughey re- his death "in an Eire prison last week after 23 days" fast under- taken with the same objective of obtaining treatment, as a political internee- Red Cross Parcels Sold Black Market Bv SEAGHAK SIATTNES HERFORD. Germany, May 18 of dis- placed Poles in the British zone of Germanv have so much food that they are selling Red Cross of them from the ton to the Ger- man black "market, public safety officials said today. Thev also are doin? a oig trade in meat from cattle stolen' from farms near the camps. Black market trading in Red Cross parcels, in -which millions of marks already have changed hands, was exnosed by investi- gators who said they discovered evidence of heavy food waste in many of the British zone's 150 Polish camps. A senior public safety officer said "a great many Ked Cross parcels are sent from Canada, and it seems that very few re- cipients eat the contents." Maynard Hopeful Tax Agreement EDMONTON, May outcome of the recent Dominion- provincial conference depends on the people of Ontario-. Attorney- General Lucien ilaynard, told judges of the Alberta supreme and j district courts at. a dinner here last night. "Onless there is an agreement. we can look forward to a depres- sion far worse than the hungry 30's." The Dominion-provincial relation- j ships, he said, compose the most important issue facing Canada to- dav. and he urged jurists and mem- bers not to shirk their responsi- bilities, but to acquaint themselves with the problems and then "mobi- lize public opinion behind you." j Mr. Maynard said the answer toj agreement lies not with the Drew j but with the NO SETTLEMENT MOVE Meanwhile, there was no in- dication of any move on the part of the operators or Inter- national Woodworkers of Amer- ica (C.I-O.-C-C.L.) toward set- tlement of the dispute which in- volves union demands for a 40- hour week. 18 cents hourly in- crease, and security clauses. The strike was in its fourth day. Workers left then- jobs Wednesdav followins the failure of an llth hour attempt by Mr. Justice Sloan to effect a settle- ment. In his report to the federal labor minister, the chief justice said "I am unaware of any course of pro- cedure to determine the dispute in a manner binding upon the disput- ants but, if there is such an au- thority, then I respectfully recom- mend" that, it be exercised." TTig report continued thai neither the union nor the operators would recede from their stands and "I BREAK (Continued on Page Two.) Govt. Subsidy Will Cease oh June 1 (By The Canadian Amidst a number of protests from civic bodies and women's j organizations about the federal j government's removal of the two cents a. quart subsidy on fluid milk, C. M. Meek, chairman of the Ontario Milk Board, ex- plained last nisht that milk tickets purchased at present rates will automatically drop two cents in value when the subsidy ceases June 1. The" federal government an- nounced Wednesday that the subsidy would cease as of June 1, and" that the question would be placed back before provincial milk boards. Apparently no pro- vincial board will undertake to continue the subsidy dropped bv the federal government. LEGAL PRICES Meek explained ai Toronto that "toe recent announcement means that distributors win revert on June 1 to the legal prices__in the various markets in Ontario." Civic groups, consumer and pro- ducer associations protested the federal edict. Harry Scots of Wood- stock, president of the Ontario Concentrated Milk Producers' Asso- ciation, announced mass meetings of milk producers at London and Brcckville to discuss the change. Mayor Robert Saunders of To- ronto" estimated the two-cent in- crease would cost; Toronto milk con- sumers a year. At Victoria, Premier John Hart that the authority would net pass from the federal to the provin- cial government until June 20. ac- cording to a message he had receiv- ed from Oitawa. World Grain Estimates Re- LEVELAND, May of the j yisecj Rejects Appeal CvjiJ ____ rail Strike for five days was announced today by A- E. Whitney, president of the Brotherhood of Kauroad MOSCOW, May World grain estimates were re- MILK TICKET (Continued on Page Two.) director, named Cnarles H. Buford, executive vice-president of the Chi- Milwaukee. St. Paul and Pact- Sc railroad, as federal manager ofi the seized lines. 1 At the same time he appealed. Telegrams postponing the strike are being sent, with the code words "Johnson" for the engineers and "conven- tion" for the trainmen, WASHINGTON. May zero hour came today a showdown whether the Lrat- cd states government can keep the vast railroad sys- tem operating in the face of a "strike. railroads already were under federal seized by order of President Truman the bir question was whether the trainmett and engineers involved will con- tinue to work for the govern- ment after the strike set for 4 S-m. (local standard j I The office of defence trans- portation. which took over the j roads for the government, as- i serted it expects to keep trains operating, although possibly at a "very much rate if the walkout is effective. President Truman evidently banked heavily on his personal appeal to trainmen over the heads of their leaders, urging them "to co-operate with the government by remain- ing on duty." The seizure order, which placed the office of defence transportation in command of the carriers, impow- ered the OJJ.T. to ask the secretary of war to furnisb. protection for railroad employees and to -supply "Ccstiauec on Page Two.) More Pay To FarmExperts following a. report by Marshall American chief of the U.X-R-R.A. mission to the Ukrainian Republic, that a prolonged drought threatened disaster to the srain. crop of Russia's great bread basket. "We have reported to UOf. R.R.A. thai anKss there is rain within two weeks the effect will be ruinous." MacDuffie dis- closed at a press conferencB here yesterday. REJECTED ila Washington, an official said I Premier Stalin had rejected an ap- bv President Truman thac Russia "work with the United States and Britain in combatting famine throughout the world. He said the rejection was based on tee con- tention that the appeal camp too i late.) i MacDuffie said the drought threat was so immediate that the grain crop for the Ukraine might be less half the 1940 1 One of the most glarrrnng aspects. he said, is thac there are no scock- i -piles of grain in the Ukraine ami ----Commons Agrees mere is an acute shortage of seeds ______ I lor all crops. -o Tfce diet of workers is often dan- OTTAWA. May j 7nw the caloric iuse food. .0 U ussians do debate on the estimates of the agri- cultural department. in terms of calories. BADLY DAMAGED commenting on the The debate touched on such sub- i of damage, said he had jects as the work of scientists in j places in Sarops and any equipment ana deemed necessary. manpower Tornado Hits Etzikom Church Demolished In 90 MPH combatting diseases, and 01 never seen, anything except experiments with, new strains or j worse damaged sSorts to -control the sugar rjtraine." beet nematodes: sprays to swj xce government newspaper IE- weeds without affecting crops; bligh., j reporteds ihas grain sowing resistant potatoes, and the freight j js at its height In the Urals, west- subady on grain moved to eastern gj-a Siberia and along the Volga. Canada from the west. i It urged peasants to carry out Discussions were interrupted for an hour at the evening sitting- to permit adoption of Trade Minister job quickly and well. "To the fields with an tile noises and a iront-psge editorial Ro- man Catholic church was total- ly demolished in a tornado that s'truck Etzikom Friday evening about 10 minutes to 8 o'clock. It was the worst wind and dust storm in Etzikom's history, the storm sweeping in from the northwest quickly enveloping the town and district in a wall of dust that all but blotted out visibility. Adding to fury of the "black blizzard" was a wind that rip- ped through the town at a velo- city of 90 miles an hour or more levelling the Catholic church, badly damaging the W. R. Courtney store and damaging other stores in town. Many fences and small buildings in- cluding garages were toppled over by the wind but residences escaped. No one was injured. Many windows were smashed. .4 OF RAIN Rain to the extent of A fell in the wake of the storm and this is appreciated as rain is urgently needed. Just what damage was done to seeded crop acreage is not yet known. As far as known Etzikom was the onlv point in the southeast in the path of the tornado. Nemi- suffered no storm damage. The demolished church was of frame construction and the loss will be severe on the Cath- olic congregation here. Rev. FT- Trudean. who resides at Fore- most, is the priest serving this church. Amount of the loss is not known immediately- At the Courtnev store windows were smashed in and the roof de- molished and the will run into several hundreds of dol- lars. MacKinnon's motion, sending to the j said. agricultural committee a private STALIN'S ANSWER member's bill advocating that the! WASHING-TON. Mar A Canadian wheat board take over strategically placed _oiljcial Mia marketing of all grains. MacKinnon said the bill. Robert Fair would, if adopted in DROUGHT IS {Continued on TsroJ SMS? 35 Expectant Mother Pair eluding the t out Preceding the agricultural dis- Ticking Bomb Scares Coventry LORD HALIFAX who is retiring COVENTRY. England, May from the post of British am- (C.P. heavily-blitzed bassador to Washington, used Midlands cathedra! city had a regularly to receive the newspaper- scare Friday tvhen an unexploded men of" the British commonwealth j 500-pound bomb dropped in the in London when he was foreign sec- 1940 air raids started to tick after retary and give them the unofficial j is was dug up from a 23-foot deep "background" of sniportant aiplo- shaft in the centre of the city. events and the line that his j it was dumped on a truck, stil! Figures Show Nazis Lost More Men To Western Allies Than to Russians -o nigo BERLIN. May eluding ment is going to risVr losing the compiled by the armed forces divi- wa.- combined votes of Ontario., of Americaa mUitary the air force, during the Destroyed Will Studied by Court VANCOUVER. May i will torn into more than a dozen I pieces was left with Mr. Justice Harper here to decide wbsicer it is to be probated or not. If he decides that it should be probated, tile 520.000 estate of the late George Goodwin Norris. re- tired Alta.. barrister, will go j chiefly to Mrs. Frederica Wslhelmiaa Noms of West Vancouver, who lived i cussion was Finance Minister Bs- ley's announcement that Mr. Gardi- ner -a-ill head a 13-man Canacuan delegation to a 14-nation food and agriculture conference in Washing- ton Mav 20. The conference will discuss urgent world food problems. Among the items passed in the agriculture estimates providing for a total S913.591. in estimated expenditures for the science service branch of sericulture department. The 1946-47 estimates for the service compared with D01.033 for 1945-4S. M- J. Coldweli. C.C.F. leader, ana (Continued on Page Two.) MORE PAY VANCOUVER. Mar An expectant mother risked her life and that, of her unborn twins in a daring rescue of her two-year-eld nepbew and his mother from drown- ing in the waters of Deep Cove en Thursday. Although she ssaects twins tfus week. Mrs. Margaret Taylor. 25. a British war bnde, dived into the -10 complete ths heroic doubia rescue. Aiive because of her bravery is her sister-in-law, also a British war bride. Mrs. Slay Taylor, and her son. William, two. Mrs. Margaret Taylor wens to tne rescue after hearing screams of Mrs. Taylor who had got beyono her depth when attempting to rescue her son. Quebec and sacrifice its political future. 'If the people of Ontario show- arc not behind Drew with the aid Of captured armies alone captured more 8.000.000. the bagged German records, showed today that. 000 and the French took go to Mrs. Noms and her three da-ugh- i ters in Mrs. Xorris is a j widow of the deceased who left her I they are not behind Drew then i counting prisoners. German armed j 60 PER CENT ihp-p i> a Tvissibilitv I forces lost far more men to the j Anus, tne western ._------- mlv bt ard an agree- Allies during the war than! or accepted the surrender of nearly George Goodwin Eaton. Sent reached wS. the provfncLl to the Russians. 60 per cent of the German army., insurance manager and nephew of leaving out Quebec and Ontario." i The figures compiled BYRNES BACK FROM PARIS WASHINGTON, May (.-Pi State Secretary Byrnes returned from the Parts foreign ministers' __________ ___ __ __ _ _ _ ____. ___( conference today and announced government iras taking in handling ticking ominously, and the vehicle would report to the United States on j them. raced through shopper jammed j its transactions Monday nigh- While the inescapable English i streets to the outskirts" of the city, j________________________ af ternoors tea was handed round in! where Uie bomb was detonated. the ambassadors" room with its; The blast, hurled shrapnel over portraits in oils and red leather j a vride area, causing some property chairs, the foreign secretary, be-1 damage to buildings, including tween bites at thin slices df bread blitz-damaged houses which had and batter and sips from his tea- been repaired recently. No one was cup, would unroll the entire political injured. i pe; on the dead i Officials noted thai many thousands and wounded were incomplete, but j of German soldiers f.ed -aesward reckoning civilian .bombing casual- into Allied captivity, rather than j ties there was also an indication I surrender to the Russians. j that the western forces Jailed more j The Wehrmacht's known dead.: Germans than did the Russians. according to American records, t Norris. is counsel for the A legacy of SI.000 left to a j niece. Mrs Mary Royal Waite of Medisme Hat. When a box containing the will, was opened after Norns1 death 1 had men under arms, in-' plete. Grimmest Spectre In History T f i and mus; have torn the document 1 during some mental aberanon. I New Regulation For I Female Workers The bomb-carrying truck was ss-l coned by a van equipped with a s loudspeaker, through which warn- i ings were shouted: "Live bomb! Keep landscape of Europe in the vivjcest fashion. Ke was a most satisfactory min- ister to interview, says "A.C.C." in the Ottawa Citizen. When awk- ward questions about the machina- tions of Hitler ar.c Mussolini were i Hung at him he was r.ever at a loss; THINKS BEAR KILLED for a reasonable enough reply in j LITTLE MINAKI GIRL defence of the Chamberlain policies.; srrs. MARIE, Ont., May w. Outran, editor of the Sauit Daily .Siar, Friday said he believed a bear, not a madman, killed three-j ear-old Joan Smith of Minaki, Ont. "I am certain that the bear is a killer." said Mr. Currais. who gained wide publicitv for his theory that a -Kill not attack a man. "There have been at least of bears killing or carrying on children in the last 45 years. In some cases the children were never found again. "The killing of the Smith child at Minaki the night of May 4 is a clear case. All evidence obtained by police indicated that the murder was indeed namely a bear." He has a keen -tnt. In the United States when a wily politician during the last presidential election tried to trap him into a statement about the candidates he promptly repliec: "Make me an American citizen and I shall tell you at On an- other occasion when he was badg- ered by people about uhat they considered the iniquities of the British in India, he blandly replied charm of the problem of India 5s that the farther yon get awiy from it the easier it seems." His best, retort was probably that given when after seeing a band of performing monkeys in a United States zoo, Lady Halifax took one THE" LEFT HAND (Continued on Back CHICAGO, May Herbert Hoover, reporting on his world survey of famine areas, last night called for greater self-denial to help save persons from the "grim- mest spectre of famine in all the history of the world." Mr. Hoover departed from the text of his prepared address to declare: "These spectres are only 30 days away in most of these famine areas, for that is the outside limit of their sup- plies in transit." He warned that unless more food shipped to den areas during the next sev- eral months, millions will be condemned to a diet like that of prisoners in the German con- centration camps at Buchen- wald and Selsen. EDMONTON. May C. E. Gerhart. minister of traae and m- dustry, Friday announced a change 1 in Alberta's hours of work act which j I will preclude female hotel employees I i having to work on shiSts which re- 1 quire them to te joarnejin? be-. tureen their homes vork i Mr. Hoover's address was for a and every of civmza-ion btween the hours of midnight and Famine Emergency Committee crumbles. 5 ajn 1 meeting aad a nation-wide broad-' "We can these _ peop.c Thg of relations: cast. the worst if -Aili. shortlv issus an order :o that' HOOVER'S FAMINE REPORT CALLS FOR MORE ASSISTANCE FROM U.S. SUGGESTS AID NEWS BULLETINS TBOLVN- ANNOUNCES RAIL STRIKE SUSPENSION WASHINGTON. May Trnraan aniwnmced five-dav suspension of the scheduled nation-wide railroad strike to- day special press conference minutes before the 4 p-nt dead- line set for its start. The president said the Brotherhoods of road Trainmen and Engineers had agreed to request for on his assurance that he was confident farther progress could be toward a agreement it they negotiated anew with the manage- ments involved. CANADIAN EMPLOYEES OF U.S. LINES FACE IDLENESS -T THO-HAS. OnU. May of Lmtcd States- owned' railwavs which ran thronqh southwestern Ontario sa.d toaay that if a, threatened rail strike across the border materializes mos, of the -H-asands of Canadian employees of the lines will be out of work. STRIKE AGAINST DOMINION TEXTILE CO. JUNE I MONTREAL. Mav K. Rowley, director of the United Textile of America. announced today that z strike the Dominion Textile company will begin June 1. R FACES NEWSPAPERS VICTORIA. B.C- May Rationing of advertising, news and posMbly circulation of daily newspapers Victoria to Mexico City will besin shortly unless new hope of an early end of the strike of 37 000 British Columbia woodworkers is raised, so VFT -SEEN IN STRIKE v 3jav mounting pressure for early Settlement strike of 37.000 "loggers and mUlworkers in British Columbia, now in its fourth .day. no government mere was reported and no break in the crippHajj tie-up was evident today. A -wamins was issued today by the War Labor Board that if 24 inde- pendent logsins company mills grant the 49-hOar week and 25 cents an hour pay increase to 500 employees sMpnlated ID the 1946 nawn contract they will be subject to prosecution. MILK PRODUCERS MAY SEEK NEW PRICE CEILING EDMONTON. May milk producers may_seeK i The former president, said his'--------- !35000-mile tour through 25 He offered two mcthoas: i tries suffering from acute food) I. SMI more conserva- i shortages showed -hunger hangs j Uon of breadsniffs and fats oier the home of more than 800.- North-America, ana a-vc-id a journey rbiim an Increase would; OCCOOO people-over one-third of1 2. The marketing of gram and 6 am., the wP. be re-- s.oncrs. .t was learned Dairymen caiman increase woma of cereal on farms. t cuired to ftirn'sn trtnsoonation. 1 be necessary to meet increased costs of MEA1 SHORTAGE FACES WINNIPEG WINNIPEG. May of I the neople of the earth. "H'unge- ss a silent visitor who Mr. Hoover did not touch upon comes lite a shadow. He att beside suggestion..; that the United States j quired to furnssh tr.tnsponation. every anxious mother three times each day. He brings not along suf- fering and sorrow, but fear and terror. "He carries disorder and panuysis of gjvemmer.t, and even us dou-n- fall. He is more destructive than anriies, not only in human life but in morals. All the values of right living melt before his inx'asions. return to food rationing. He pinned his faith instead upon a voluntary conservation program outlined by President Truman's Famine Emerg- ency Committee. The committee appealed to Americans to eat 40 per cer.t less HOOVER'S (Continued on Page Two.) RIOTING IN JAVA 1H BANDOENG, Java. May 18- -Dutch forces, acting against banes officially described as 'railed at least 42 Indonesians Fri- day. They cleared Tjitiaheuna. east of this city, and dispensed a band at Tjilampeni. No Dutch casual- ties were reported. meat shortage in "was" today when packm- "plant officials admitted that stocks were setting low. "We just haven't got enough meat to go around and the situation is one official said, 140 MINEES STHJL- OX STRIKE CALGARY. May at the Hygrade Coal Mmins Company. Drumheller. were still on strike this morning. Friday 140 miners walked off the job, renortedlT wotestiar trucker to a mine job.' ;