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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1946 THE LETHBREDGE HERALD Large Delegation Protests Sale Of 'Hat Children's Play Ground Property 2OSDICINE eity council was waited upon by the largest delegation of citizens in re- cent years when, they met in regu- lar meeting lass evening. About 50 men and women made up s tion to back up the protests of the civic plavjround commission re- garding the policy of the council of selling established playgrounds for building lots. General resentment at the lack of interest in the young people on the part of the council expressed by speakers repre- senting the playground commission also protested against the ac- tion of the council in disposing of the lands in question without con- sulting the commission which was set up by the council to supervise playgrounds and act- ia an advisory capacity io ihe council. Before the delegation was heard letters regarding ihe matter were read by the city clerk. The Trades and Council stated in a let- ter to the council that they were definitely opposed to the policy of the cniincii in regard to providing recreational facilities for the chil- dtea. Letters were also read from the plaverounds commission and from Aid. W. M. Rae who requested the mayor to withhold transfer of the land until the matter could be fully discussed by the council. The council was supported in its policy of selling the playground for building lots bv one speaker, Wax. Mitchell, who stated that chil- dren should play in their own back yard and that they would learn less evil than on the playground- Mitch- ell explained that he lived opposite one of the sites and he did not want a noisy playground ia front of his door. Not Related Mrs. Robt. Mitchell was next speaker. She denied any relation to the previous speaker and stated that the idea of keeping the chil- dren In their own back yard went out with hoop skirts and while her property adjoined the playground she was never annoyed by the noise. "Rather like the noise of happy children." said Mrs. Mitchell. Several others whose property is near the playground spoke in favor of having the land repurchased from the present owner. A motion was carried by the council that they would do everything possible to get DEWITT possession this piece of property. Aid. Rae then njoved that the sale of certain playground property on Braemar street be rescinded. The playground commission will be eoa- ctitewi before such action is taltea. Aid. Rae moved that the city solici- tor be instructed to bring in a byiaw at the next meeting m-hieb. -Kill re- serve all lands novr used as play- grounds. During the busy session of the council Aid, Home moved that tisej minister of health be petitioned a municipal hospital in) the city. Ale- Home SJated thatf there was a difiereace of opinion in the city as to whether %-e should give a grant to the present private- ly owned hospital to establish a new hospital or that the city should establish a publicly owned institu- tion. The alderman stated that this was one method by which the opin- ion of the ratepayers could be learned. Following Aid. Keatiag's remark of "Your motion was to establish a hospital here. I wouldn't vote for that." It was decided to lay the rnotioa oa the table till the councillors can make a study of the hospitals act. MacKENZtESAYS Iran Issue Again Giving UN. Trouble The Russo-Iraniaa kettle of trou- ble suofienly has got, hot again Flying Enthusiasts Turn Out In Good Numbers Over Weekend Many people took advantage of the good, flying weather over the weekend to go on a Kepler Aviation Ltd. scenic cruise from the local airport. Among them were: Mr. Paul Canteloa, Neepawa, Man.; Mr. William Murphy, Amariilo, Texas; Mr. J. K. Doenz, Warner, and Miss Molly Hislop, Miss Mona Storfig, Miss Betty Minion. Mr. Tom Hislop and Mr. C. L. Lindihai of Leth- bridge. Mr. L. Ffeifter, Claresholm, and Mrs. A. H. Warren, Iron Springs, commenced training, while Mr. Earl R. Kirchner and Mr. A. H. Warren, Iron Springs, continued training. Eolo practice flights were made by Mr. R. W. Tibbetts, Lethbridge, and Mr. A. K. Bullock, Taber. Sightseeing trips and charter trips can be arranged any time, any day. through. Kepler Aviation Ltd. simply by phoning 4338. The resignation of Acting Chief of Police Jos. MacQueen was read and accepted with regret. MacQueen has had 34 years service on the city force. AldJ Oliver drew a laugh froai those present when he moved that the position of deputy chief of police be advertised as vacant, the advertisement to be placed in the police magazine, the Police Gazette. He joined in the laughter when advised of his mistake. Request from the Kinsmen club that the council take space in their industrial display in connection with the Dominion Day carnival was granted. The Medicine Hat Tennis club was granted a loan of to renovate their courts and club house. Truck Crashes Highway Bridge FORT ST. JOHN. B.C., Mav on the Alaska high- has been at a standstill for three days after a heavily-laden army truck crashed through a bridge and stoppage of the road convoys has caused a shortage of supplies at Whitehorse. T.T. The truck, loadedw ith 10 tons of machinery, crashed through a wooden bridge over NisutUn Bay, Tesiin Lake. Its two occupants were able to save themselves and escap- ed unhurt. Rfifrigerator trucks serving Whitehorse stores were held UD by the smashed bridge and Canadian army authorities halted a convoy of eight trucks loaded -with provi- sions for camps. The trucks were stalled for three days at Fort Kel- son. Meat markets at Whitehorse be- came short of supplies as a result of non-delivery by the ocean route. The Yukon town was relying on bringing supplies from the Peace River area over the highway. -Aircraft have been bringing in supplies while" a temporary bridge is being constructed. Claims US. With Less Population Eats Twke As Much Grain As India WASHINGTON. May bJs return_ today from a food mls- V. K. Rao, press representative of" Out Indian government. tr.W an -K- teraationai food conference today WHEATLESS MEALS GO INTO EFFECT IN >'.Y. ____ NEW YORK, May Wheatfess meais go into ef- feet tonight in New York ho- tels and restaurants in com- pliaace with Mayor sion to Washington snd Ottawa I O'Dwyer's plea that whea1 that he riiri not think for and cereal products a "one-man dictator for food" would Mr. Morrison was questioned by j reporters on his reaciioa to Her- I bert Hoover's Washington speech yesterday in which tlie former pres- ident recommended 3 new United Higher Prices For Wheat Grains Urged By Grain Dea CALGARY, May government by the reports emanating from London, Englaad. that the western Wheat moat, praikient, With the United Kations securitv counca Cue to take up again tomor- row ihe question of whether Mos- cow has fulfilled its pledge to withdraw Soviet troops frcSi the Iranian province of Azerbaijan by i May 6. the Iranian ambassador to the Uaised States, Hussein Ala, has 1 rendered tfce council a report thai Soviet interference ia the internal8 of Iran has not ceased. enough, but, it's not all. The mystery of the moment- ana it's a highly important mvs- is whether civil war is rag- ing in the Iranian pro- vince of Azerbaijan, which lies agaiass the southern frontiers of the Soviet Union republics o' Azer- baijan acd Armenia. You wouldn't ihink a war could be concealed these cavs and inavbe K can't. The Sect, remains, how- ever, thai the self-designatec! auton- omous government of Azerbaijan at Tabriz has reported that Iranian central government troops nave at- tacked the Azerbaijan towns or Sainkalen. The cental govern- ment as Tehran at first denied re- ports of fightins. and then admit- ted there had been clashes but said they were unimportant. The question is a matter of mo- ment to the world at large, for a civil war ir: Azerbaijan could be the spark to set off a mighty ex- plosion. This province is the ter- ritory in which" the Russians had the troops about which the Iranian central government protested to the security council. Ambassador Hussein Ala has had this to sav to the council regarding the situation: "If the reports of armed conflict in this strategically critical area are true, obviously the danger to the international peace and securitv is both serious and Farmers Lose Hogs, Truck and In Cash CHICAGO. May CP) James D. Hensley and Marvin C. Moose brought 62 fat hogs to market in. their new truck yes- terday. Today they haven't the hogs, the S1.340 thev got for selling them or then- truck. After the farmers had auc- tioned o5 the hogs they were confronted by three raen. "We're the sheriff's men." said one of the trio who was wear- ing a fake star and carrying a. real pistoL "We want to see if everything's all right." The gunmen took the hog funds, said "everything's ell right." and drove away in then- new truck. "They VFerea't so Hensley said. "They missed I had in my shoes." STARTS TOMORROW aiim-for NOME Also -SING TOUR WAY HOME" ENDS TONIGHT Ronald Colman In "KISMET" Copper, Brass Mill Products Frozen by Govt. OTTAWA. May The prices board today ordered the freezing- of all stocks of cop- per and brass.mill products in the hands of jobbers and dis- tributors across Canada, effec- tive immediately. The announcement said the move was "necessary" because of a stoppage Saturday at the Anaconda American Brass. Ltd., at New Toronto, Oat, the onlv Canadian producer. The stoppage would "serious- ly hamper the national housing program." the board said. Prices New Autos In U.S. Rising WASHINGTON. May (.-P) Prices of new automobiles in Unit- ed States, already boosted because of higher wages, are going up again time an. average of four to five per cent to offset costlier steel and "uarts. A mice administration oSicial said the increase probably wiil into effect within 10 days. SAY RUSSIANS HIRE GERMAN OFFICERS BERLIN. May United States and German inform- ants who declined to be named said the Russians have been engaging certain expert army, navy and air force men of the former German armed forces for service as instruc- tors for the. Red army and naw. Russian authorities here would net j Wives, Children Reach Halifax HALIFAX, May hundred and seventeen wives and children of Canadian servicemen and one 19-year-old girl stowaway from Chesire, arrived here aboard the liner Letitia today. Diana Williams, the Cheshire waitress who was found aboard the ship three days out from Liverpool, worked in the ship's hos- pital during the voyage. She will not be allowed to set foot on Cana- dian soil and will return to Eng- land aboard the Letitia. The war brides included 22 from the Netherlands and several from Belgium. HOPE FOR RAIN TO QUENCH FOREST FIRES FORT ST. JOHN. B.C.. May officials in this Peace River area were hoping for ram today to quench a number of forest fires burn- ing in the district which al- ready have burned out one rancher and are threatening bridges and cnlverts. SOUNDS WARNING ON FRAUDULENT SECURITIES SALEM. Ore.. May 21. ftPi Maurice Hudson. Oregon State Cor- poration commissioner, warned to- day that an increasing number of fraudulent securities were being pro- moted. Urging the small-income group to investigate before investing. Hud- son said Canadian promoters are telephoning often from as far away as Toronto, offering stock in a non-existent gold mine. comment on these reports, some of j which came from deep in the Rus- PUICES BOARD ANSWERS SASK. MILLING MANAGER the United States, with, far less population, consumes tons of ?raln in a year, while bis 300.000.000 countrymen consume only 60.000.000 tons. In the second day of Its the food conference heard Nations food administration, wi-h ments frcin heads of I Ms head- Paul Krcnacker of Belgium made SAY SCIENTISTS two specific suggestions: s WASHINGTON. May. 1. That the combined food board.; World famine? Scientists say there now made uo of the United States.! more than enough grain in the Britain ard Canada, be exoarded to world to feed aU hungrv include 20 "maior exporting and except for mice, buss and other, importing countries." pests. That Tne scientists reported today io That aa international wheat toe Uniied Nations food and agri- ted from evening steals every Tuesday, Wednesday aaci Thursday. Substitutes for where Pool organization -soald be satisfied with to S1J25 wheat on the basis of a long-term contract dis- the ceflteg today. The association has here A counted here Monday cy ofnciais of' creased to 9z cents a- the Alberta Federation of Agricul- scats to 72 cents. Tbe ture and the Alberta, Wheat Pool. ing as. barley 5s 64% cents a Lev Hutchiason. president of the aad pats cents. It also asV will be left to of 4- vould help farmers to look forward with Andrew would 750.000 ed PLAN WONT WORK J LONDON. May i Morrison. president of the! council and floor leader j tons and insects will destrov the house of commons, said on 000 tons, the scientists said. Put Air Cadets On Sound Footing said that as far as be knew a of "not less than level quoted in the dis- to growers OD all eonX nev-sr been discussed or stimed in and expensed from Can-X she Alberta Waeat- Pool ada siscs Aug. 1, and as this statement was confirmed j initial payment on the 1946 crop. by Leonard Nesbitt. superintendent It was propoaert i of publicity for the pool. higher price for coarse grains be Mr. said Use paid oa aH deliveries rfnee 1. j export price of S1.55 per bushel had 1S45. and that the five cents a. i been accepted by western growers bashel premiusa to growers of malt- j for a certain period on the under- j inz barley be restored, i standing thai production costs ilr. Lamoat said he had bmx 61- be forced feiglier. How- j formed that the proposals had. bwen ever, wiih cessis to the farmer in- referred to ihe wheat committee of creasing, such as gasoline, oils, labor.: the Dominion cabinet for coaslderm- lurcber. farm SEaebSnery, etc.. tion. talk of a niiniinuni price of cr In a siatenieat. he charaPd "ers of wheat sr.ct coarse grains has ar.d B-C. feeders are "highly sab- DKrjEion sidi2fid he Rodents alone will eat 000 R.CM.P, Inspectors From Winnipeg And Vancouver Question Spy Suspects Alexander Reveals U-Boat Sank Vital Load Tanks For Big Battle OTTAWA. May Inspec- i tors of the Royal Canadian Mount- ed Police were brought to Ottawa] from Winnipeg and Vancouver toj interrogate persons detained in 'the espionage investigation. Inspector John Leopold. R.C.M.P., testified to- day at the conspiracy trial of Ed- ward Mazerall. 30. National Re- Search Council engineer. Inspector Leopold was called as i a defence witness by R. A. Hughes.; counsel for MazeraU. He said he had examined the evi- j dence given the police by Igor Gpu- j zenko. former Soviet embassy cipher clerk, before the royal commission was formed. When persons were detained Insoector W. C. Harnsoa was brought from Winnipeg and Inspector M. F. Anthony from Van- couver to conduct questioning of prisoners- A police report on Maz- erall had been given commission counsel before his" appearance at the commission. Lawrence CofTey, transport de- partment radio engineer and sec- retary of aa Ottawa Commonwealth conference on radio for civil avia- tion, testified'Russia had been in- vited to attend ores-conference talks and demonstrations on radar and to send observers to the conference. The invitation was not accepted but the conference decided to make its final report available to tfce Soviet. (Mazerall had told the royal com- mission he had made available to the Soviet a report which was later given to a later Commonwealth con- ference st He nad loaned two reoorts to Gordon Hainan of the wartime information board for use of the Soviet. Mr. CoSey said he took "about 10 pounds" of the reports to the Lon- don conference. As "a matter of departmental discipline and propri- ety" the reports should not have been given oui before the confer- ence. Similar information had been previously available to the Soviet. Matter of Propriety "Then ic was a matter of propri- ety and not Mr. Hughes suggested. "Exactly." Mr. Cofiey replied. Mr. Coifey said he would have considered it "quite proper" to have given the reports to a wartime in- formation board oSicial for the So- viet but he would have to make the exchange by oSicial cor- respondence. No New Techniques Harold Ferris. Winnipeg, former National Research Council engineer, testified that the airborne distance indicator, the subject of Mazerall's He described the second Mazerall gave Lunan. one dealing with air navigational aids as de- signed for "opinion bait." He did not consider it was in anv way re- stricted. He had discussed material In the reports with representatives of Ca- nadian manufacturing; firms. Xo Security Breach "It was left to our discretion who should talk to." he said, ex- plaining the general security regu- lations. There was no breach of se- curity in Mazerall making the re- ports available to Lunan. though it might be considered a breach of office procedure- He had worked with Mazerail for two years and considered his repu- tation of honesty and integrity to ce "very high." R. A. Hughes, counsel for Mazer- all. wound up the defence evidence suddenly after he had called Maz- erall's mother. Mrs. Phyllis Mazer- all. of Fredericton. N.B. Mrs. Mazerall told the court her husband. Mazerall's father, was a pensioner from the First trreat War in which he was seriously wounded. A son had'been killed in an R.C-A-F. crash hi 1944 and another son was with the British army. She said she considered her son Edward to be honest and of high integrity. a basis similar to Amy Cadets. The number of squadrons reached a peak of 400 during- the war but now were down to 339. with a per- scnriel of about 13.000. Col. Gib- 1 son said experience had shown ir j _ _ was better ?o rwve fewer squadrons MONTREAL. May 21. An have them In time for that decisive which could be naore easily admin- entire shipload of United Staws ia the western desert-" istered. If thers were too many Sherman lanks which had been j Callizz for the teamwork dis- cadets i; woaH mean a low percent- destined :o provide the British trith i slaved bv the Allies in the 34edi- j age would have an opportunity to anr.cr. at the battle of 23 Alarr.eia terrariean aeer; prob- get into the R.C_AJ. The R.C.AJ1. was sunk in :he Ailantic by a Ger- lenrs. ne recalied the incident, whidi its j man Viscount Alesaader re- he said believed was "uos gen- j vesled todav. i erally known." E. B. McKay (C.C.F.. Weyburn> The governor-general made the "Tbe battle of HI Aiarnein. In the urged tha; inducements be ofiTerw! disclosure in a speech prepared for fall of 1942. was the Srst time we to encourage members of the squad- j delivery before the Canadian Club had sufficient resources in inen and rons. j and said the situation was saved j material with which to tackle tt i ris-? rm ggfri wanted report ranks. ?o see the cadets J. H. Ferguson 'P.C.. Simcoe i when North) urged that the three defence departments get together and give' financial assistance to municipali- ties for the building of centres boys and girls could be train- ed as members of Cadet Corps, the Scouts. Girl Guides or other organi- zations. In reply to Mr. McKay. Finance i Minister Hsley said a grant of 59.000 i is being made this year to Boyj Scouts. j Mr. Ferguson suggested it be better to give the Scouts more j rhan io spend S25.000 for the print- i ing and distribution to members of parliament of a military dictionary' in English and French. Jean Lessge aA tim-tittM Si MONTREAL. May tors of Montreal Light. Heat and Power Consolidated as a. meeting j Monday agreed to recommend to i shareholders against acceptance oil an offer of Queoec Hydro Commis-j sion for the physical assets of the) company and its subsidiary, Mont-j real Islanii Power Company, and the shares of "another subsidiary. Beauhamois Light. Heat and Power Company. The Quebec Hydro, new operating the utility, offered S135.- 075.QS6 for the property expropriat- ed in April. 1944, and other require- ments after deductions, worked out to between SI4 and SIS a share. fnm nt M on JGAwr MB tin Udpcr> jw OB mt CALM jmw mmsi YOU NEED MORE LIVER BILE SoMce soys tW9 ftf Uns We Wp ifol ftfi ani jam WT' lent s? jax lira oti jrf needed Hewdbararziirnni-j-SFES. Cusfb'i btfai I'mr lahitii. Made (nm faats ad berk. FRUITATIVES SiCKNiSS-ACHHITi HOSPITAUZATIBM U.S. PLANE MISSING WINNIPEG. May Borsk. onion represent- atire of the United Retail and Wholesale Emolovees of Amer- ica said today that 150 employees of MacLeod's farm imnlement warehouse are on strike in protest of the recent dismissal of eight workers. GROWING WEAKER BELFAST. May David hunger-striking Irish Re- publican Army convict, today was "growi! g weaker" in the 57th day of his fa.st, but there WPS "no marked change" in his condition, an official anisouncemeni said. Curiosity Of Woman Pays Off TORONTO. May -worn- an's curiosivT led to the of S100.000 worth of bonds and pointed to the Toronto area as the section where a gang of bank ron- bers who made a weekend swoop on i the Bank of Commerce branch Jn Burma. Mav 21. i the little Haliburton county village United States army j of Minden have their hideout, plane with a crew of three and j On a motor trio with her husband eight passengers, all American, was! in suburban No'rth York Sunday, reported today to be missing a'tfr Mrs. John S. MaeKenzie of Tcron- leavmg Rangoon for Calcutta Frl- to saw papers, tossed by the day. Search parties are scouricg I fluttering about their car. the Akyab area of the Burma coast! "1 saw what looked like scroll ere -ypicai moiKoon -n-eaiher has minting on the papers." Mrs. Mac- ivailed" since Saturdav. Kenzie said "and I said to _______________------ nsy husband, 'Jack, there's a pile of i GOAT CAUSES RIOT papers back there asd they look j like NSW D51HI. India. May 23. "He said. "You're kidding.' goat stravicg onto a "I said. 'No. go on back acd let's field where some Hir.dii boys I playing football led :o a communal' "So he backed up. about 300 j not in v.-hich two people were killed yaros. I guess. ?r.d we both got out. f.Vf injured, it was offscialiy" "nd, sure enough, they were bones, s stated here today. Bamboo staves We kr.ew right away they must be i the clash, which has valuable. You can bet from now on for outboard "motors about six perjiesuiiea in sn eight-hour curfew ru never pass anything on the roa-i i rent ay a result of producers' histh j being clamped down for a week on without being sure I ought to inves- j wage and materials ccsts. the office some parts of old Delhi. of price wnrre pre administration announced today, adding that in the case of both items the increase is over 1941 prices. 13 SOLDIERS INJURED CAIRO. May 21.