Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
FINAL EDITION WeatKer SMrtkwwt MUrto CLOUDY, COOIXO, BAXN VOL. 135. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1946 12 PAGES PLANE SMASHES INTO N.Y. SKYSCRAPER Rename Sloan As Mediator No Nation! "Truce coar TO LawFind Wreck Has Right To Labor Minister Takes Ac- tion to Bring B.C. Parties Together OTTAWA, May (C.P.) Labor 3Iinister Mitchell said today in the commons he had directed the re-appointment of Justice Gordon Sloan to at- tempt to bring together parties in the British Columbia, lumber strike. Replying: to Thomas field (L-, New Mr. Mitchell said any final decision would hare to "be approved by the re- gional war labor board of Bri- tish Columbia. MOVE WELCOMED VANCOUVSH, May pointment of Chief Justice Gordon Sloan to mediate the seven-dav-old strike of British Columbia loggers and sawmill workers was today by representatives of the employees and the manage- ments. A union official and R. V. Stuart, representative of the operators, said thev will co-operate fully the British. Columbia supreme court chief justice to settle Issues in dis- pute. There was no indication immedi- atelv of anv union order to have the "men return to their jobs pend- ing settlement or of when the re- presentatives might confer. The International Woodworkers of America (CJ.O.-C.Ci.) called the work stoppage when they fail- ed to have- operators sign a 1946 working agreement providing an IS-cent-an-hour wage increase, a 40-hour -areek and union security clauses. The Vancouver Daily Province announced that starting tomorrow it will appear "in somewhat con- densed form" as a measure to con- serve newsprint and maintain pub- lication as "long as possible. The work stoppage was begin- KENAME (Continued on Page Two.) Legion Overrides Solid Quebec Bloc On Vets' Housing, HOW, Canadian Press Staff Writer. QUEBEC. May Can- adian Legion biennial convention ever-riding a solid Quebec bloc, ac- cepted today the housing clause of a rehabilitation committee report which, called for a veterans housing act ana s. national program for homes for men earning around a month. A Quebec amendment, put for- ward fay A. L. Taylor, of Montreal, urged government action in more specific detail than the committee report. It demanded that the gov- ernment provide a fund to build and subsidize low Driced homes to be rented to men earning S1.500 a year or less with priority for veterans. Rent subsidies" also were urged. Demands for immediate action were heard time and again in' the hour of debate on the floor of the llth convention. The committee's views now will become Legion policy and will be placed before the government. The Left Hand Corner. Social Status of the Pipe Quiz Sale Prices. greyhound, though often referred to as one of the achievements of animal breed- ing, never has been noted for in- telligence. In developing a dog for coursing, sense wss sacrificed for speed. Then it was found that a certain lack of perspicacitv made the breed idealiy adaptable to racing. The greyhounds would go after an electric hare as eagerly as a real one. Hardlv a greyhound saw through the fraud. When a me- chanical rat was tried with fox- terriers, these little doas, which are slower of foot but more nimble of wit. gave chase just once. The next time they waited at the finish while the rat raced around the course and then they wrecked it. For twenty years grevhonncs feli for this swindle at Manchester. England, with only a few seeing through it. Lately there has been HITS COAL STRIKE !i Appearing before the senate banking committee in Washington. Marriner S. Bccles, chairman of the federal reserve board, declared that the current coal strike will do irre- parable damage unless it is quick- ly settled. He urged extension of the CXP.A. 21-Natio n Peace Meet Optimism Bv ROSS MUNRO (Canadian Press Staff Writer.) LOKTJON, May Cable.) Despite the dominions' unanimous support for a 21-nation peace con- ference as soon as possible and State Secretary Byrnes' new plaa for such a meeting, there is little optimism in British government circles that such a peace parley will be held this summer. It all depends on the attitude Russia takes at the foreign minis- ters' conference when it resumes its sessions in Paris .Tune 15. Even if the Soviet Union agrees to a 21-nation peace conference, one reliable British source said hfc did not think it could be Tield until late in the year. There is some speculation that the 21 nations who participated in the European, war may seek to make peace treaties without the Soviet Union should Russia refuse to co- operate in breaking the present Paris deadlock, but this view was discounted in British, circles 'as the remotest way out. TALKS RESUMED Meanwhile the dominions discus- sions, which resumed yesterday wish Prime Minister Mackenzie King of Canada in attendance, went into their second day with Foreign Sec- retary Bevin again sitting at the conference table. Discussions of the elusive peace conference likely 21-NATION (Continued on. Page Two.) Veto Peace Byrnes Aims Fighting Speech Directly at Rus- -May Appeal to U. N. sia- By JOHN M. HIGHTOWEH WASHINGTON, May Secretary Byrnes, aim- ing his words straight at Rus- sia, Monday night declared no one of the great i powers has a ri-ht to veto the making; of peace in Europe. He said if a general peace con- ference is not called this sum- mer, the United States will ap- peal to the United Nations as- sembly to make peace recom- mendations. FIGHTING SPEECH In a fighting speech in which he repeatedly expressed confidence that peace, though difficult, can be built. Mr. Byrnes declared the United Slates at the Paris foreign minis- ters conference started an sive for peace" and will not- halt the drive until it wins its objective a peace founded upon ven- geance or greed, but a just peace, the only peace than can endure." "There is no iron cuitain that the aggregate sentiments of man- kind cannot he said in a report; on the Paris conference prepared for broadcast to United States. He declared the results of his negotiations with Foreign Secretary Bevin of Britain. Foreign Commis- sar Molotov of Russia, and Foreign Minister Bidault of France had been disappointingly small in comparison with what might have been accom- they exceeded his ex-! pectations at the time he suggested this spring that the council con- vene. At that time the great powers appeared hopelessly deadlocked. In discussion of problems still in disagreement, Mr. Byrnes stressed especially his determination to put through his proposal for a 25-vear German control treaty, his insis- tence on the prompt withdrawal of Allied armies from" Austria, and his demand that a peace all the powers." fielped win the war in Eurooe be called either July 1 or Julv 15. Is Lifted In57th Storey Azerbaijan OTTAWA VISITOR The first trainload of coal to reach Chicago since the beginning of the soft coal strike is shown arriving. The 59-car trainload of coal was consigned to the Commonwealth Edison Co. for conversion Into power and light. The badly-needed fuel was mined last Monday in central Illinois mints by miners who returned to work under the two-weeks truce agreed upon in Washington. FESTIVAL WINNERS Monday afternoon and evening winners at the Provincial Musical Festival included: Frances Atter- ton, Raymond. 86 marks in girl's solo, division two; Edward Koboda, Raymond. 85, for boy's solo, division three; Raymond public school rhythmic ensemble, 10 years and under. 84: town and rural public school duets. Grace Peterson and Kenneth Hicken. 87 marks: girl's solo, division three. Jean Holmes, Raymond. 86 marks; elocution, sion three. Natalie Engel. Coaldale. 80; Raymond public school won town school chorus with 174 marks; elocution, division four. Gloria Rutt. Coaldale. 86; boy's solo, division three, city schools. Denny Burton. Lethbridge. 88 marks: junior piano sight playing under 16 years, Arlene Green. Lethbridge, 7S marks: South- minster Junior Girls' choir, bridge, in Sunday School chorus under 15 years of age, marks. Evening: Macleod Concert or- chestra in instrumental ensemble class, open. 84 marks; Senior Girls' choir. Lethbridge, choral societies under 20 years. 84- 87 marks; First Called church choir, in small church choir class. 85-37 marks; South- minster Gnited church choir. Letn- NO NATION (Continued on Page Two.) River Fleet Is Raided U.S. Troops VILSHOFEN, Germany, May Thousand Ameri- can troops striking by surprise at dawn today, raided a Hun- garian river fleet suspected of smuggling: S.S. fugitives, am- munition and black market sup- plies alone the Danube river in southeastern Germany. Yilshofen is on the Danube 12 miles northwest of Passau, which is on the Austrian-Ger- man border. Nearly 400 boats, including many former units of the Hungarian navy, were boarded and searched by heavily armed troops. Hundreds of the boats' occupants were removed for investigation? The report said many machine-guns and other weapons, racuo transmitters and receivers, quantities of United States army food, clothing and other contraband were found. No armed resistance was en- countered. Truman Orders Seizure Of Mines Peaceful Methods Again Issues Settled Amicably BV JOSEPH C. GOODWIN TABRIZ. May government of self-proclaimed autonomous Azerbaijan today lifted martial law after one day with the announcement that no longer justify the measure as peaceful methods prevail." (Dispatches from Tehran. capital of the central Iranian government, quoted Prince Fir- director of propaganda, also as declaring that -all outstand- ing questions between Tehran and Azerbaijan will be settled (.The dispatches quoted Firouz as! saying Brig.-Gen. Hosjayun, Iran' army commander in Kurdistan, had been given explicit orders to take j no steps of an oflensive nature j and tha of Aze; _ _ _...... ,_______ similar orders to his commander in j report that he was asking Sir. Ira- j the area of reported clashes. j roan to ration meats and'fats in the U.S. Army "Transport Hits 71 Storey Five Killed BT JOHN D (Canadian Press Staff Writer.) NEW YORK. May United States army trans- port plane, lost in dense fog it groped for Newark air base, smashed into the world's fomrth tallest building amid the towers of the New York financial dis- trict last night and hurled fow army officers and a liecSenant in the Women's Army Corps, death. The plane, a twin-engined light transport, sped out of 400-foot overcast and struck 37th floor of the 71-storey 937- foot high Bank of the Manhat- tan company on Wall street, The Plane disintegrated in a. blinding Sash and showers of Saming debris fell to the meni. NOTHING FLAME "There was nothing bat Case X at Premier Jafar Pishevari Washington on a special food mis- i f rbaijan likewise had given sion. told reporters that a puolished gti fire." Another -witness said "the (Firoux said'-rumors of civil war" j United States was "without foun- seemed to pour down from 2oor so WASHINGTON, May Truman today di- rected Interior Secretary 3. A. Krug to seize the soft coal mines, now operating under a. truce expiring: Saturday. Charles G. Ross. White House press secretary, told newsoaner- wwn'-thmt Mr.- Krnc 'would. take "over'the mines' tomorrow at a. to be determined by him. Mr. Ross added thai both the United Mine Workers and oper- ators had informed the White House that Mr. Krttg "was ac- ceptable" to them. "Does that mean the miners will work for the a re- porter asked. j Mr. Ross said he couldn't draw any inferences for the reporters, i The president's executive order j directs Mr.. Kxug, in his capacity as solid fuels administrator, to take oo ouuu. iucJO T IAJ uao.rj over the mines and operate them carriers.' in such a way as to "preserve the railroad tie-up rose as A. F. Whitney, president of the train- men's brotherhood, presented a new "proposition" and other rail labor sources said prospects of a settlement "look good." air. Whitney told reporters he made his proposition to tovern- ment seeking to settle "dispute, before fire-day truce, .expires day. The conciliators, includ- John R. Steelman, presidential adviser, kept busy in separate negotiations with union and carrier representatives. NEW WAGE OFFER? Mr. Whitney was asked if his "proposition" meant a new wage offer by the union. "Weil, it was a proposition we i made today." he replied. "J think Mr. Steelman may have something; to say after he talks it over with the had been "fomented by reaction- j cation." He arrived in Ottawa to anes desiring to make political cap- confer with Hon. J. G. Gardiner. ital of local incidents" and that i steps would be tasea against them.; Three "outstanding reactionaries" i who were pro-British members of the recent parliament, have been' arrested, he declared.) j The Azerbaijan press and radio i j made no further mention of Sghc- i ing in Kurdistan. i ON WAR FOOTING i By JOSEPH C. GOODWIN. TABRIZ. May (Delayed) Jafar Pishevari said today "Our country is ozx a war footing." and claimed Soviet "moral supnort" in "our bid for freedom." At the same time. Pishevari. head of the separatist Azerbaijan pro- vince in Iran, denied Americacs j Training In Peacetime Demand permits to travel. In an interview, he e: hope on the pro- to autonomy would-'; he had. -'con-t friendly intentions By DOUG HOW. Canadian Press Staff Writer. QUEBEC, May 21. t? The Can- sadian Legion demanded compulsory military tra-.rung ior sie- j abrlefbb Soor." Occupants of the bunding, esti- mated at the time by police as be- tween 500 and 2.000, were not in- jured. Five persons were struck by flamiTig particles in the street be- lOW. A Sve-rsan investigating board. an hour after the crash, began qrl examination of ths tragedy today. The board visited the scene, mace technical inspec- tions and interviewed witnesses. Array officials said the plane was on a navigational training Sighc from. Beaumont, to Newark. For some time after the crash, shortly before 8 pjn. it was diffi- cult to locate the wreckage in the skyscraaer. FIND WRECKAGE Moving up HOOT or HOOT, police found, the plane's ruins H M Bitterness MARTIAL IAW (Continued on. Page Two.) national economic structure in the present emergency." The government already has taken over the strike-threatened railroads. HOPE FOR COMPROMISE WASHINGTON. May for a compromise that would avert a. countrv-wide Mr. Steelman met for two hours j early Monday night with the carrier negotiating committee, after which a spokesman for the railroads told reporters: "We made some progress but use too much." Russ Troops On The Move mitree resolution which went no i further than a "strong recommends- i tion" and substituting lor it oce j "A svstem national compulsory! military training for defence pur-1 pcses based on the faci that mpsn- i bets have carried a, large share of j the burden in two world wars and i do not wish a third." darkened 5Tth-storey oEice. Ail passengers and army i officers and a. women's army oattie- been killed, instantJv. hearfi j ccnl" f the rjlat-a and 23rd floors by 3am- debrjs_ no 3 la tbt cs where the cabin of the piase Ar sxmv announcement said the frying from Smyrna, to and prob- ,r the Newark airfield apart plane's ngers was injured in the vir- TRUMAN (Continued on Page Two.) Court Dismisses Schwalb Appeal 1 a contention that this was "die- j tatorship." i j That resolution was one of 26 j j wiiich reached the floor of the con- vention from the deliberations of af n L-ZecnOSlOVaKia resolutions committee which started f work, last week on 1.000. j j Capt. Harper Prowse, S representative in the Alberta legis- lature, charged that twice the Can- adiau government had sent the FIND (Conimea oa Page Two.) Sask. Urges Water Utilization Plan EDMONTON, May The Alberta court of appeal to- day dismissed the appeal of Werner Schwalb. German pris- oner-of-war, against his convic- tion and death sentence for the hanging of a fellow prisoner, Ausjust Plaszek. at the Medi- cine Hat. Aita.. internment camp in July, 1943. Appeal of Adolf Kratz. an- other German prisoner, who is under sentence to hang with Schwalb at the Lethbridge jail June 26 for the killing of Plas- zefc, proceeded before the court. L. S. Turcotte, Lethbridge de- fence counsel for Schwalb, argued for the German prisoner on the ground of mis-direction and non-direction of the jury by Chief Justice Howson at the time of Schwalb's conviction. Plaszek was hanged in the prisoner-of-war camp after his "conviction" by a German mock court en a charge that he was antagonistic to the Nazi regime. P MOOSE JAW. May 3> The greatest physical factor in stabiliz- ing agriculture in Saskatchewan! lies in a program aimed at the COR- I an increassd number of prisOners- servation ana elective utilization, oMra, to help the fii c ___ ARLIAMENTAR countrv to war and left the obliga- tion of service to individual decision. The country had been committed bevond its ability to reinforce its troops. He had led a platoon of the Loval Edmonton Regiment in Italy which was down v> one-third of its normal strength. His battalion had fought with three instead of four i companies, with its basic sections! down to three and four men. j "There is." he insisted, "just one i ensure peace, and that is to to naeet the threat of; eral labor department hopes to make something of an epidemic of ___ jllasionment, with more and more 1 bridge, choral societies over 36 dogs refusing to dash after the j voices. 88-87 marks; Soutbmmster bogus bunny. Trainers say the dogs j United church choir, Lethbridge, are growing wiyer. But there is no j church choirs, mixed voices large. indicatior. of this in the cure that marks teen foiir.o. It is to send af Tuesday Morning disillusioned racer to a farm where Tuesdav morning Provincial Musi- of the province's water resources.; h _ of Reconstruction Minister J. H. Sturdy said here last night. To carry out i the minimum required program will cost more than which i capitalistic enterprise will never K was hoped it would be possible supply, the minister said in a to make an additional number avail- broadcast speech. for sugar beet growers in Mau- It would take ?o give j toba. the people an adequate highway j Efforts were being made to place system, about was re- the prisoners individually on farmi quired for necessary public works This would do awav with the neces- OTTAWA. May fec-j concentrated milk nere announced PRAGCE, May official announcement today said Russian troops bound for Ger- many had beyun moving across Czechoslovakia, from the south in connection with "the reorgan- ization of Russian occupation forces in Germany." The announcement indicated that the movement would con- tinue throush May 26. date of the Czechoslovakian general elections. The main body of Russian forces was withdrawn from Czechoslovakia early this year. A statement from tne office of _ Prime Minister Zdenko rierlinger j said the movement was planned in Canadian Legion War Serv- consultation with the Czechoslovak ices-reported to the convention that; general staff, which had approved j it had' done a S23.6-06.455 wartime of the plan. business in catering to the wants There was widespread specula-; Of Canadian servicemen at horse tioa whether the presence of Rus- and abroad. sian troops, even in transit, would have any effect on the forthcoming! parliamentary elections. The statement from Fseriinger's office, however, said the troop mine- ment was "due to the dislocation of, Soviet occupation forces" and added that the "step has no political back- ground. This is said with the pur- pose of anticipating all coinbina-; tions of untrue TRAINING IN- oa Page Two.) LETHBRIDGE M.P. FEARS WAR SOON OTTAWA. May A warnias thai the world may be engulfed in another war "any week, from now on" sonnded in the commons night bv John Blackmore (S-C.. "We are in danger of war oal anv week frufli now said ursing that Canadian boys and srirfs be told of the economic causes of war. He disagreed with state- ment by Air Minister Gibson that the number of air cadet squadrons would be reduced from the wartime peak of 499 to 2S9 in the interest of more efficient administration, and said the number should be, in- creased, cot cut gown. TWO MEMBERS JAP CABINET INELIGIBLE and S5.000.000 for land clearance I and development, "and we could I add to this the vast sums needed he can chase real rabbits. After a spell of hunting he returns to the i races as eager as ever to catch the j electric hare. SOCIAL_STATUS OF THE PIPE Leader Post> Festival winners were as fol- sity of taking the prisoners back to a compound everv night and would aca to tnis tne vast sums needed make lhem to start earlier. j to give our people social ser- Ttlf fievr vices tney require. I, Central, wuh 82 marks; Grade III. Westminster, with 86; Grace II. Galbraith, with 85; Grade IV. Bowman, with 86 marks. Citv school chnruse? were won by SSL The minfeter said all these things in jn.creased nroductlon. were basic to reconstruction in Sas- katchewan. If the prairie region In opening Mitchell said his remarks, he had heard Mr. from newan. ii tne prairie resion to be an effective part of Ca- i opposition benches a good deal of nadian economv. active participa-1Mlk aoou'- unemployment in Can- tion of the federal government in aRd "e hearing re- prairie reconstruction must rnartpr wss decided in Australia on a hich sovemtr.ent level, to express it in ihe lar-guaee of the day. Thrpash Prime Minister Chifley of Australia, it has been decreed "that "the piog is the social poual of the ciearet'e. cheroot and as an Australian cniumr.ist phrased it. It apcears that lie ouo.stion prose an psynriate of Mr. Ch'flev's 'whether cabinet minister or not THE LEFT HAND (Continued on Back Page.) Tuesday Afternoon Class 549. rhythmic ensemble, public school pupils under tral school. 86: Coaldale school. 83. Class 182, city choruses, grade five school, 87; Galbraith school, 85. Class 191. choral speaking, grade school, 88; Galbraith school, Class 184, city choruses, grade school, 85; Gal- braith school, 83. !n a much more convincing I manner than to date. be que-s'3 that prisoners of war be kept GIVEN ONE YEAR REMAND CALGARY, May Lucille P'euti, 30, found guilty last week of receiving S700 worth of stolen Victory Bonds was remand- ed for sentence for one year Mon- day bv Magistrate D. C. Sinclair on bond of Mrs. Pfeuti, police said, sold S700 worth of bonds stolen at Saskatchewan several months ago. in Car.aoa to harvest sugar beets. John Diefenbaker (P.C.. Lake Centre) interjected that the- unem- ployed available would not harvest sugar beets. "If I had the power of direction which I had a few months ago, perhaps my honorable friend would be harvesting sugar beets." saiu Mr. Mitchell. SUBSIDIES ANNOUNCED OTTAWA. May hi the commons today by Finance Minister Ilsley. The cheese subsidy is increa.cwd 10 cents from 20 to 30 cents a 100 pounds while that for milk into concentrated milk is increased TOKYO. Mav __General eight cents from 15 to 23 cents. j MacArthur today ruled that Chuzo Both increases are retroactive to iwata and Hirdshi Nasu. selected; i as justice and agriculture ......_____ Mr. Ilsley said the subsidy j in premier Yoshida's milk going into cheese production new cabinet, are ineligible under his i will continue until April 30. 1947, political purge decree" unless it is "absorbed" la the sale; Yoshida had pleaded for price in the mearinme. but MacArthur ruled, there The subsidy on processed mi'Sc will be effective until Sept. 30. 1S46, when it will be given further con- sideration. The two increases follow a recent increase of 20 cents a 100 pounds 35 to 55 the sub- sidy to fluid milk producers for the period from May 1 to Sept. 30 this year. NEWS BULLETINS ALL SOVIET TROOPS WITHDRAWN FROM IRAN NEW i'ORK. May Ambassador Hussein Ala said tonight he had received instructions from his government to inform the United Nations Security Council that all Soviet troops had been withdrawn from Iranian soiL In Tehran, Prince Fironz. director of propaganda, announced tonight that the Soviet evacu- ation of Azerbaijan and all Iran was completed May 6. JUSTICE MINIS1ER PLANS TO RETIRE OTTAWA. May Minister Laurent said today in an interview he plans to retire from public life sfaortjy and return to the law practice he left in Quebec in 1941 to taJie the justice department portfolio for the wsr period. Mr. St. Laurent indicated that his retirement mieht come after the current Cession of parliament. ARMED BANDITS ROB ONTARIO BANK OE" AILS.V CRAIG. Ont_ artaed and masked men entered the Bank oC Commerce branch ia ibis small village, 35 miles northwest of London, this afternoon, held up the staff of and escaped "handfuls of bills' totalling some them be "no exceptions." The premier prepared to name i other men to the posts and hoped to have his cabinet nominees ready to submit to Emperor HiroJiito lo- to morrow. John Hackett 'P.C.. asked what Mr. Ilsley meant by his j reference to the chees? subsidy in the sale price. j Mr. Ilsley explained that he meant i the payment may be added to Use sale price of the cneese. "Most of the cheese goes to the United Kingdom and would have to be added to that he add- ed. John Bracken, Progressive Con- servative leader, said he felt tho subsidy policy would discourage CRESTON MILLS START AGAIN in the subsidies paid for fluid milk j fiuid rhilic production and its entry going into production of cheese and' into products other than cheese. CRESTON, has been received that the Union has granted Creston Fruit Growers a two -weeks labor truce and the Cres- ton Sawmills Ltd. will commence operations Tuesday morning. on CHARGES IRANIAN AMBASSADOR "TRAITOR" TABRIZ. Iran, May Pishevari, premier of Azerbaijan, charged today that Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala. iras a "traitor" and expressed the opinion that he "will be punished if be ever returns to He was answering questions aboHV Ala's state- ment in York to the United Nations Security Cooncil that interference in the internal affairs of has not FORD PLANT AT WINDSOR TO SUSPEND PRODUCTION WINDSOR. Oat, May Ford Motor Company of Canada today announced it will suspend vehicle production Tuesday, 3Iay 38. because of shortage of material doe to strikes in feeder in- dustries and the Vnitcd States coal strike. A company spokesman said some 10.000 workers in Windsor -will be affected. INDUSTRY FOR ALBERTA FORECAST EDMONTON, May hage new industry for involving limber purchases of close to in the Peace Rivtr area for processing and tnanafactnre of wood products to be distributed on a continent-wide basis. Is likely to be launched soon, it was learned today. Informed sources here said the Dominion and provincial governments and powerful Canadian and American finan- cial interests were behind the project. CHARGE TO JURY IN MAZERALL CASE ON WEDNESDAY OTTAWA, May of counsel to the jury to the conspiracy irial of Edward Maierall. 30, National Research Council engineer, were completed this afternoon. Chsef J. C. ilcRusr announced he would charge jury NEWSPAPER!