Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
DRAFTEES N. WN FINAL EDITION Herald Weather gwrthwcrt COOL VOL. 136. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 PAGES. STORM CLOUDS DARKEN LADOR HORIZON The Face of Hunger In tattered clothing and wearing expressions of quiet desperation, this little family of Greece await their turn, for food at; a TJNRRA distribution centre ia Kalambaka. The haunted expression in the eyes of the young children is more revealing ttan any sermon. The baby held by the mother bears visible evidence of infection caused by malnutrition. SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON FARM ACT OTTAWA, May minion government has asked the supreme court of Canada to rule on whether the farm security act 1944 passed by the Saskatchewan legislature and amended in 1945 is within the jurisdiction of the legislature. Chief Justice T. Riafret has ordered that counsel appear before a supreme court judge in chambers here May 27 to decide when the hearings will start. An extra issue of ihe Canada Gazette made the announcement today. The act is cited as "for the protection of certain mortgagors, purchasers and lessees of farm lands." Notice of the hearings has been sent to the attorneys- general of the provinces. The order-in-council asking the supreme court for a ruling states that section six of the statute "pro- vides among other things for auto- matic reduction in the year of a crop failure, as defined, in the principal indebtedness of a mort- gagor or purchaser by four per cent or by the same percentage as that at which interest accrues on the principal debt whichever is the greater." GOVT. CONCERNED The federal government is par- The Left Hand Corner. ova Scotia Liquor Bill India's Million 50 Years Ago. W adult forms of cancer are more generally known, it is not widely realized that this dangerous disease also attacks very young children and adolescents. Few people realize that leukemia, which can destroy children of two years of age, as well as adults up to 45. is a type of cancer of the blood cells, one which is almost invariably fatal. However, medical science has hac! recent success in controlling an- other form of cancer which affects the young, the brain tumor, called medulloblaslcma Treatment is fey X-ray, also used as treatment for cancer of the nerve tissues, whicn can also occur in children of around live years. Dr. Carleton Peirce. co-chairman of the Quebec the Cana- dian Cancer Society, told The Montreal Gazette o' successful re- sults obtained by X-ray treatment of lymphosarcoma, or cancer of the lymph glands, and its less malig- ticnlarly concerned as-to" how sec- tion 6, as it now stands, as the result of the amendment made last year, affects'loans made Irom the federal treasury under the national housing act, the Canadian farm loan board or loans assigned to the Central Mortgage and Housing Cor- poration, a crown organization. The questions the supreme court is asked to decide are: 1. "Is section 6 of the farm se- curity act, 1944, being chapter 30 of the statutes of Saskatchewan 1944 (second session) as amended by section 2 of chapter 28 of the statutes of Saskatchewan 1945, or any of the provisions thereof ultra vires of the" legislative assembly of Saskatchewan either in whole or in part and if so in what particu- lar or narticulars and to what ex- tent? 2. "If the said section 6 is not ultra vires, is it operative accord- ing to its terms in the case of mortgages; (a) Securing loans made bv His Majesty in right of Canada either alone or jointly with any other person under the national housing act. 1944. or otherwise; (b) Securing loans made by the Canadian farm loan board; or (c) Assigned to the Central Mort- gage and Housing Corporation." Opinion Split At Meeting Butcher Hanged POLICE HOLD GOODMAN- AFTER HOSPITAL RELEASE WINNIPEG. Miy Goodman, 63-year- old bakerj- woruer whom police accuse of the slayins of Mrs. Harry Herman. 60, in a north- end bungalow Monday, was re- leased from hospital Tuesday night and immediately taken to central pol'ce station on a cor- oner's warrant. BACK TO HONG KONG ST. JOHN. N.B.. May 22 The Drummond family, father, mother and daughter, spent tliree and a half years in a Japanese intern- ment camp at Hong Kong and now they are going back to the British China coast colony. D. Drum- mond. Oriental manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway with headquarters at Hong Kong, was imprisoned with his wife and daughter Mrs. E. A. G. Green soon Two POW's HangJime26 Appeals EDMONTON, May (C-P.) Two German prisoners-of-war. Werner Schwatb and Adolf Kratz. will hang at Lethbridje jail June 26 for the hanging murder of a fellow-prisoner, August Plasiek, at the Medi- cine Hat internment camp al- most three years ago. The Alberta court of appeal Tuesdav dismissed the appeals of Schwalb and Kratz against their conviction and death sen- tence for the hanging-. Plaszek was hanged at the internment camp in July. 1943, while a German mock court was being held. Defence Counsel L. S. Turcotte of Lethbridge, argued that when the two nrisoners were convicted by the trial division of the supreme j court of Alberta, there had been non-direction and mis-direction of the jurv on the pare of Chief Jus- tice Howson. But the appeal court dismissed Schwaib's appeal and later in the cay; that of Kratz. Three Nominated For Legion Prexy By DOUG HOW. Canadian Press Staff Writer. QUEBEC. May men were nominated at the llth bi- ennial convention of the Canadian Legion today to run for the office of president in elections tomorrow. Alex Walker. CJ3JE1.. of Calgary, president for the last six years, an- nounced his retirement. Nominated were: Maj.-Gen. C. B. Price of Montreal. William Walker of Canora. Sask.. and E. J. Struthers of Rock Island. Que_ and Ottawa. Nominated Icr first -.ice-presi- dent were: Carl Heckbert of Ver- milion. Alta., Prof. C. B. Lunisden of Wollville. K.S.. L. B. M. Easter of Winnipeg and Maxwell Allan of Ottawa. Allan Piper of Cornwall. Ont.. was named for second vice-president and Alfred Watts of Vancouver for j third vice-president. Henri Gonthier of Montreal and G. H. Rochester of Ottawa were nominated for the job of honorary treasurer. A. E. Jack Moore of St. Vital. Man., was re-nominated for his traditional post as chairman. Named for chairmen were: Lt.-Col. Lucien Lalonde of Montreal, Erie Burgess of St. Thomas. Ont- and B. M. Ismail of Vancouver. Bitter Debate Marks Denial of Admittance to N.R. M.A. Troops Bv DOUG HOW (Canadian Press Staff Writer.) QCEBEC. May Bis, bustling and occasionally belligerent, the first post-war convention of the Canadian Legion rolls into the third of its four days today with the prospect of selecting a, leader to take over from the ex-sergeant who led it through six years of war. Square-set Alex Walker of Calgary, a non-commissioned officer "in the First Great War. is expected to step down from the presidentv of an organiza- tion that has swollen to a strength of through a rapid influx of new veterans. J. C. G. EeTR-ig, general secre- tary, said yesterday the convention was double the size of those ia the HECTIC DEBATE Eleventh in the series that start- ed alter formation of the Legion in 1925. it is expected to hammer at the problems of unemployment; to- day in "the wake of three thorny issues which aroused hectic debate yesterday. The convention accepted a recom- mendation that married student veterans ratas be increased. Irom Seamen Named Strike June 3 OPINION (Continued on Page Two.) KARL HERMANN FRANK LONDON. May Prams radio announced today that Karl Hermann Frank. Reich's protector for Bohemia and Moravia, had been pnbliclr hanged today as a war criminal. Frank WPS convicted by a Czech people's court yesterday on charges of responsibility- for the massacre of I village of about 500 population 18 miles from Prague. It WTS obliterated by the Nazis in June. 1942. in revenge for the slaying of Kcia- hard (the Hangman) Heydrich, predecessor. Frank was better as "Butcher" Frank of Lidice. Clash Reported Between Mitchell and Larger j C.C.L. Unions EAST USING COKING COAL FROM WEST OTTAWA. May Storm clouds on Canada's labor horizan darkened noticeably to- day with announcement by the Canadian Seamen's Union tT.L- C.) that it would call a strike June 3 and with an apparent clash between Labor Minister Mitchell and larger Canadian Contress of Labor unions- Announcement of proposed strike action by the seamen, which would affect Canadian lake and coastal shipping, came after negotiations launched by the union in an effort to cut the present 12-hour day to eight hours. Shin operators had of- fered to make the shorter day effective with the cpenins of 1947 navigation. GOVT.-CNION CLASH The scvernmerst-umon clash came at a closed-door conference held at the suggestion of the union leaders Jo discuss the C.CJj. program for in- creased wages and a 40-hour week. A union brief, issued after the conference, said formal notice had been served on the government offi- cials of the possibility of strike ac- tion in such industries as steei. rubber, automobile, electrical, hsrd- rock mining, chemical and packing- houses unless there was action on the Congress demands for higher HAMILTON'. May Delivery of Alberta and British Columbia caking coal for ihr manufacture of coke for vital industries began here Monday. Daily deliveries are exported until the total shipnvm of 23.- 000 tfcns has arrived. The coal wns allocated due to the shortage of bituminous coal caused by the U.5. coal strike. Answer By Stalin Is 'No' Await Sign From Lewis Miners Will Stay on Job Peace Dims WASHINGTON. May 22- wartime naval offi- I cers took aver United Slates soft coal mines today and wait- I ed eagerly for a sign from John L. Lewis "that his anMm members will stay on the job. Government which, i raised the American Oar pits was announced by i the White House in an argent 1 bid to keep two-week strike truce, set to expire Saturdav nighX KRCG NAMED i President Trumaa designated In- tcrior Secretary J. A. Hrag. 38- C J A year-old former naval Heutesaat, f OOa AppCdt J as federal mines administrator. To aid Krus. he assigned the boss. oT the wartime Admiral SEAMESf (Continued on Tsc." Mazerail Convicted 4, A 3, OF CONSPIRACY BUT SENTENCE WONT BE PASSED TILL MAY 31 LONDON. 3Iay Prime Minister Stalin has ex- pressed regret to President Tru- man that a. request that Russia assirrn jrain to heln the United Nations Relief and" Rehabilita- tion Administration meet the world food crisis did not come three months ago when the So- viet Union "could have done something in this respect." Sir. Truman's request and Generalissimo Stalin's reply were broadcast today by the Moscow radio. In his answer to the the Russian leader said the request j with the operators vesterday. came hi the middle of May "after I PKOSFECTS SLUMP the Soviet Union already has as- Meanwhile, prospects slumped for signed a certain quantity of food- any settlement in the railroad laoor stuCs to France and other coon-1 dispute before the iive-cay trace tries and when the resources of runs out tomorrow aftercooa. the Soviet "uniou are already being t 'Or. Truman's own mediator in exhausted." j tke case, John R. Sieelmaa, said Mr. Truman, in his letter to the "situation, doesn't look too Russian leader, had expressed uie j sood" and the dispuctsg carriers and hope that the Soviet TJaipxi could, j brotherhoods seemed to share that co-ordinate her i view. __ _ _ __ exporting 3en MoreeU. who ran United States oil reiinenes after a similar seizure last vear. The lieutenant and the admiral their ranks now good-naturedly reversed? imnjediaiely went to wccS: to avert resumption of the strike next Monday. After thas coiaes the task of concise; dispute shattering the government's policy. At a preiiminarv session vester- day. Mr. Lewis told Mr. Kru? and Mr. Moreell that the question of working was one for each individual miner to decide. Mr. Krag also HOOKS BIG ONE THE PAS. May OTTAWA, May Edward Mazerall, 30, national research engineer, was today convicted on a charge of con- spiracy. The jury returned its verdict to Chief Justice J. C. McRuer after deliberating for three hours and 15 minutes. The case the jury shortly noon today in the ninth day of the first of the espionage cases to reach the Ontario supreme coort. Chief Justice McKuer said he did not propose pa-sin- sentence unt'l May 31. providing he could be in Ot'awa on that date. THANKS JURY He thanked tne jury for their at- tention to the case. j The iury had left the court room j at pjn.. They were recalled j forieflv for further comment by the chief justice after R. A. Hughes, de- fence counsel, had taken objection to some points in his charge. T7f T A I HiJ 11V Lf quire "a special DEFER OTHER CASES It was agreed that decision on the -hearing of other cases before the Ontario supreme court should be deferred. On the case f.e raid he would be prepared to receive from CatlSe Of Wednesday Afternoon Scuthminstsr Class under Adele Havard, Medicine Hat. 81 and 84. Class under 19! Joan Bourzrette Paradis, i Lethbridge. 81-82. 1 J. D. Alway of Aberdeen. SJX set i Class under At p-m. the jury reported it j Fred Rose. Labor-Progressive____ ready to report. There was a j ber of parliament for Montreal- j delay of several minutes before Caitier scheduled to start at Mont- court was resumed and the 12 men re-entered the court room. Mazerail sat in the high prisoner's box and occasionally glanced across the room at the bench where. Jus wife and mother sat. Mazerail shewed no emotion as E. G. Bassett, foreman of the jury re- ported: "Guilty as charged." The chief justice after discosin? of the MazeraH case discussed wi'h J. R. crown counsel, j other cases scheduled for hearing As the court concluded Mrs. Maz- the supreme court. Mr. I erall, wife of the accused man, hur- Cartwright said they could not be i ried across the room and took her proceeded with durinc the trial of husband's arm. walking with him as sherifrs officers led him off. i The crown had based its case i largelv on evidence given by Igor Gouzsnko. former cipher clerk at the Soviet embassy and on Mazer- all's testimony to the royal com- j mission on espionage. The evidence centred about two repcrts which Mazerail was said to have given Gordon Lunan. wartime informa- tion board official, for relay to rep- resentatives of the Soviet. The defence was mainly on the fact, admitted bv the crown, that the reports were of little signifi- j cance and involved no security. j 1 MOUNTIE RETURNS i TO CANADA HOUSE I j erhood. said the unions had grren The broadcast said Generalissimo I have submitted gram exports j added that the project would re- Pig Is if only wages were at issus. One of the earner spokesmen described, bro'heraocd demands for changes in 45 worSdns rules as "by far the 1 most troublesome features of the j whoie I Working rules are the stipulated conditions under which raiimen a new Lake Ankemeg fishing re-i Miss Mary _. ___ __ ____ ___ cord Monday when he pulled out a., Needs. Lethbridge. 84-82 after the outbreak of the Pacific 35-pound trout after a 30-minute'! Class and piano battle from a tossing skiff. P ARLIAMENTAR aia under 17 contes- i Dollv Thachuk. Edmonton, 37. Class, er.trv, Anne Taner, Lehbridge, S4-S5. Baptist church: May Ham on the hoof caused a con- siderable traffic tie-up on city streets late last night. A pig escaped from a market-bound truck; on downtown Main street, twisted, turned and pirouetted around, over and through his pursuer's owner, a policeman and several pedes- half an hour before he was recaptured. j perform their dunes. Aznonij changes proposed by the brother- i hoods of locomotive engineers and. j :rammen are that the carriers pay i for ail uniforms and reimburse men j lor time lost dtiring depot aad switching delays and stcpo-ers. RETIREMENT ANNOUNCED OTTAWA. May Retire- ment of IX-CoL B. H, MttBsly. 52. j a general staS o3icer a; Pacific j Command, was announced today by I defence headquarters. EDWAED form, generally Kodgkin's disease. known as Some years ago. he said, a young man of 23, a base- ball player, developed career ol these glands, and the glands of the lung, and came to the hospital for OTTAWA, May com- mons today voted S5-79 to have dropped from the order paper a Progressive Conservative motion LONDON. May pre-war "trademark" cf Canada Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in-scariet j i tur.ic and gold-striped i returned to the London scene to- J dav. The constable was Cpl. N. W." Baker of Ottawa, who took up j duties at the entrance to Canada House. i Herald to Cut Size of Paper OWING to a serious threat of curtailment of newsprint doe to the tie-up in B.C. woods camps dne to a labor-Industry dispute, the Herald is forced to make a drastic cut hi number ef pages. Com- mencing >Ionday next. T-C by 20 per cent and, anliss the situation improves shortly thereafter, we will be forced to cat stiB fnrther. The Herald re-rets this necessity, and is askin? its readers and advertisers lo co-operate until the situation clears. All Alberta, and British Columbia, daily papers vhlch set their newsprint frojn British Colombia mil's are announcing similar action. Jovce Johawen. Lethbndge. 86. 1 U.S.-PILOTED PLANES DOWNED IN MANCHURIA 19 votes. A flag with a crovm on a blue canton in the masthead comer and three red mapie leaves or. a white calling for production of a copy of field in the fly got five votes ihe report of the coun. of inoijiry j The red aiid white triangle flag i LONDON. Mav had no information on the Taw r- minster School 35. I radio Quoted a Tass repon port. He recalled an order that rso from "reliable source.'." as savins Wednesday Morning j that seven American-piloted planes i_ had been shot over Manchuria At Southmmster church en Wed- held by -Gen. Price Montague into the administration of the Ca- nadian army in Holland. Progressive Conservative. C.C.F and Social Credit parties voted against the government. Hughes Lapointe parliamentary assistant to Defence Minister Abbott, opposed the mo- tion. put by Alan Cockerarn (P.C.. York South) on the grounds it was not in the public interest to produce such a report, which he described as being the nature of a privileged document." Mr. Cockeram said he had a "very treatment. After a period of treat- definite ob'-eet" in asking for pro- report. CUT DESIGNS TO FOUR OTTAWA. May par- liamentary flag committee today re- duced from five to four the number or designs to be considered for a national flag design. A white cnsiam with a green maple leaf in the fly was dropped by motion after receiving only wo votes in a baiiov in which 34 of the 37 members of the committee par- The red ensign with golden raaplfi leaf in the fly led ihe balloting with ment -wuh X-ray therapy, the boy duction report, eventually returned to his profes- sion and now is playing again somewhere in the U.S." he said. An- other Patient, who uas treated for Hodgfcins Disease during child- hood, has shown no sigr.s of trou- ble for 17 >ears after the diagnosis was first made. Brain tumors starting in late Peirce said, ar.d not very common- ly before that age. Unexplained THE LEFT HAND on Back Page.) occur generally adolescence. Dr. with a grsen map's leaf on aiagonal line separating the two colors got four votes. The same number of votes was given for a white er-sign-ijpe oi flag with diagonal stripes of blue. TO SIT MAY Z4 OTTAWA, May Actir.- Prime Minister Ilsley said today in the commons that the house will sit as Victoria Day, May 24, STI'DY EVICTION OTTAWA. May Veterans Minister Mackenzie -'aid today n the commons the government was "carefully" exploring and consider- ing the matter of trr proposed lion of 16 families from the London Block in Saskatoon. The minister was replying to R R. Knight iCC.P, Saskatoon asked what was being done to remove the "fear of eviction" from thg families. The eviction notires, which ars effective May 31. from the need of the veterans denanment for more space in the building. Works Mm- istr Fournier said two weeks ago he had asked officials of his depart- ment, which issued the notices, to reconsider them. nesda'.' morning, winners were zs whil i f( bombing Chinese Commun.sc orces. Repcrts of :he downing of the cine Hat. 80: tenor under 19. Fd- tional goverrjnent .orces after that win Mack Medicine Hst, ir.ez20 soprano, under 19. 80-E4: date revealed that, "the Kuommtar-g Joyce troop? were equipped with Amen- Medicine Hat. 85-85; girls' can arms. some of which have iai.- trio, under IS, Alexander High School trio. Medicine Hat, S3 American planes should fiv of Mukden had been ait'-r earlier Communist assertions th. start in a few weeks' time, tcouid involve one flight east and one flight west daily. James Bnrritt, district traffic manager, and E. W. SUifl of Lethbridge, operations manager, western division, both refused to eonunent on the reports. ST. LACKiNT GAVE NO STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OTTAW.V. May Minister Si. Laurent said to- day in the commons he had authorized no statement to tbe effect that he plans to retire shortly and return to law practice in Quebec. He was commenting on z report carried by The Canadian Pres> which quoted him as savins in an interview he planned to retire soon and return the law practice he. left m Quebec to accept the justice department portfoHo for the period of the war. He said he bad siven no interview to The Onadian Press. BEVERAGE DISPENSERS AVTHORJZE STRIKE ACTION CALGARY. May for provincial executive to take strike action against refusal of their wage demands was voted by meeting of the Beverage Dispensers' International Leaarae of America. locals in Drumhcller and Calgary. Grant Mellardy, secretary of the Western Provincial Alliance of Hotel and Restaurant Employees, announced. Locals in, Edmonton and Lethbridge would also come ont in the strike, Mr. McHardv believed, although they are desired rates of S3i50 for floonnen, S35 for tap men and a (Jay for spare men. JOURNEY TO JAPAN STARTS FROM WINNIPEG WINNIPEG, May journey to Japan for 93 Japanese, returning voluntarily, started frdn here today amid tears. Few smiled as final goodbyes were said and many of the women and children wept while the older men were serious faced. They will join other Japanese at Vancouver from where about 1.5WI will sail late this month.