Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
ORDER U.S. ENGINEERS BACK TO WORK FINAL EDITION Weather SCATTEBED VOL. 138. LETHBRIDGE, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1946 20 PAGES SOFT GOAL STRIKE TRUCE HEARS No Indication On Trainmen Telegrams Order Striking Engineers Back To Their Jobs CL E VELAXD, May 25. (A.P.) Headquarters of -the Brotherhood of Loco- motive Engineers said t e 1 e g r ams ordering strikers back to their jobs had been sent out to the Brotherhood lodges. The engineers' head- quarters said it could speak only for that organization, and did not know whether trainmen had sent out similar word. PEACE OFFER (B" Associated Press; WASHINGTON, May of the striking railway trainmen and engineers today of- fered President Truman a proposal for ending their rail strike, as the chief of another big rail brotherhood issued a call to his men to "get this transportation moving." SEEK FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters it was "unlikely" that Mr. Truman would reply to the strikers' of- fer, which was made on the con- dition thev be allowed to nego- tiate further. David B. Robertson, head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, told reporters he is sending a telegram to his members instructing them to get on the job immediately and "get this transportation moving." Robertson said his union in- cludes engineers who did not go on strike and now will run trains for the government. Robertson's union is one of the 18 non-staking brother- hoods who earlier today came to a contract agreement with the carriers, by government mediation. AGREEMENT REACHED Earlier Mr. Truman's labor adviser, John R. Steelman. an- nounced 18 non-striking railroad unions and carriers had reached agreement. Steelman said that the non- striking unions and carriers came to agreement in accord- ance with Mr. Truman's recom- mendation of May 23 calling for wage raises of 18 cents an hour with no present changes in working rules. "My understanding is that this agreement means that insofar as NO INDICATION (Continued on Page Two.) The Left Hand Corner. Churchill Royal Writer. STORIES of the pnvate "wise- cracks" vVinston Churchill made, even in the -nors; days of the war, are many. Disclosing some of them in a recent broadcast from London, Macdonald Hastings said that the (then) Prime Minis- ter's epigrams and sallies kept those arcund him rocking with laughter, even though London was rocking with bombs. Hastings told a few of the stones at the microphone. Manifestly, dur- ing the war years Mr. Churchill's safety vras a major factor in Britain's defense and looking after him ranked as a military operation. It was known as Operation Ele- elephant apparentlv being the "P.M.' One of the features of this opera- tion was a mobile anti-aircralt bat- tery. Is used to accompany Mr Churchill whereier he went, and to the indignation of the officers con- cerned he used to call it hu "per- sonal flak." To the crew manning the gun it was a temiying ordeal, because the Prime Minister never failed to shoot a battery of techni- cal questions at them about muzzle rarge and the rest. And heaven help them if they were "P.M." knew all the answers Churchill's abounding energy and his interest in all manner of inci- dents became a legend. Nobody was am body eouid be sure. Hastings declared, that they wouldn't get a sudden telephone call ana hear that unmistakable voice: "This is the Prime Minister speak- ing." On one occasion it fell on the ears of a young man who'd just been awarded the Victoria Cross The young mere so overcome when he realized who THE LEFT HAND (Continued on Bade Page.) MR. SELLER? LONDON. May deal- er was fined Friday for selling a nightgown without ra- tion coupons. The board of trade investiga- tor who made the purchase was a Mr. Buyer. The court prosecutor was a Mr. Purchase. The nightgown was sold JH Petucctt Lane. Government Wins Votes Price Ceilings OTTAWA, May gov- ernment yesterday survived its Siss tsst of strength of the session on its pnce stabilization policy when the commons rejected by votes of 80-29 and 56-37 opposition motions of non-confidence in the adminis- tration. The voting came at the end of a debate on the govern- ment's price stabilization program and was followed by passage of a bill authorizing expenditure of as interim supply. The house voted 56-37 against a Progressive Conservative motion which called on members to express the opinion the government's pnce ceilings policy was discouraging food production and placing on food producers an unfair share of the burden of mairltainmg the pnce stabilization policy. Coming as IE did on a holiday, the vote was taken while many members were away. For Instance, on the Progressive Conservative mo- tion, that party had about 23 mem- bers in the house and more than half of them were paired with lib- eral members and %ere thus unable to register votes. C.CJF. MOTION The C.C.F. non-confidence motion was rejected 80-29 as the Progres- sive Conservative members joined with tne government in defeating it. The motion called on members to express the opinion that the recent '-unjustifiable" increases in the prices of steel and farm, imple- ments had placed on the food pro- ducer aad the worker an unfair share of the burden of maintaining the price stabilization pohcy. Progressive Conservative Leader John Bracken, concluding a speech he began Thursday night, said that while farm costs were being allow- ed to nse, farm prices were being held down and as a result there was a growing inequity to the dis- advantage of those in agriculture, risen in recent months. ILSLEY'S STATEMENT Finance Minister Ilsley, replying to the criticism of the government's policy, said the treatment accorded industry m the pnce control pe- GOVERNMENT (Continued on Page Two.) LOGGER STRIKE CONTINUES Lewis Called No Word Of In Conference Plane Crashes Skyscraper The bodies of one woman and four men, occupants of a TT.S. army plane, were hurled into an office of the Banff of Manhattan- Company builcmg, Jfew York crcy, when- a C-45 Beechcraft crashed into the 58th storey. Above is shown some of the wreckage. Treatment Alleged Spies 'An Outrage' SASKATOON, May C. Crontate, dean of the college of law. Saskatchewan University, said here Thursday that, the procedure taken with regard to the suspects in Canada's espionage case was a "cpfinite and unwarranted assault upon civil liberties." Mr. Cronkite was addressing the annual meeting of the Saskatche- wan Law Society. "The spint of magna carta was violated and outraged and, in my opimon. the spirit of our entire civilization regarding the cignitv of the human person was violated and outraged." Referring to an order-in-council passed in connection with The secret imprisonment and questioning of suspects Mr. Cror.'-cite said "this was an arbitrary decree of the very worst kind. It represent an ab- scUuc departure from our concept of government, by law." POSSIBLE EXPLANATION'S He saw several possible explana- tions for the government's action. j First, it was a new situation with which the cabinet fcaa to deal, and they had no precedent. The order- m-council came after six 5 ears of government bv order-in-council The country was filled with hatred and fear. He suspected pressure had been brought to bear on tne government to be "tough" and it was even pos- sible that an element of irrationali- ty shppea into the thinking of men in high at Ottawa. The last factor was the lethargy of the people, who had become lethargic to government orders un- less they happened to reduce the sugar or liquor ration. The law must be adequate ar.ci it ought to be kept up to date. Dean Cronkite suggested. This involved a more intelligent evolutionary atti- tude on the part of judges and a more active and intelligent ap- proach by legislative agencies. THIRSTY HOLIDAY FOR MANY AS UNION BEER PARLORS CLOSED FRENCH POLITICS HOT PARIS. 3Iay politics have become so heated in the last three days that a cabinet crisis may ex- plode when the council of min- isters meets nest four days before polling day for the new interim constituent as- sembly. Find Treatment For Heart Disease LONDON. Ont. May Three prominent doctors. Dr. EL V. Shute. Dr. A. Vogelsang, both of London, and Dr. "Wilfrid Shute. Guelph ard a medical student, Floyd Skelton, have discovered a treatment for heart; disease which may reduce it to a comparatively minor role as a killer. Parting the curtains on years of research, the doctors announced ex- cellent and surmising results from the use of large and corcenf'-afec' doses of vitamin E on hrart disease sufferers. Now in use by severs! London and district doctors and in Victoria hos- pital here, the treatment has been used on scores of heart disease vic- time. bnnginc auick ?nd sometimes dramatc lelief from all the common forms of the disease. The researchers susoect the treat- ment increases the blood surah "o the heart muscle and nev horizons mav be opened up irs preventive medicine as a result of their discov- Jery The doctors, one of whom has been experimenting with vitamin E for 12 rears, give credit tc a fourth-year med'cal at University of Western Ontario for corvTOing the research with Jir.al success It was Skelton. they say. who hit on the idea of large and concentrat- ed only tray tfe vitamin will bring results in heart, disease treatment The Idea came while he was testing the vitamin's effect on purnara. The ex- tract of wheaf been used almost exclusively Jn obstetrics The doctors do not claim their treatment will wholly restore a damased do con- tend that uninterrupted use of the j vitamin will bring vast improve- ment. Monday Deadline for Com- plete Will Hit Lethbridge BTJLLETIX CALGART, May Local beer parlor and dispensers, who -were on strike Friday, agreed to return to work today, pending reconsideratiois of their case by the national board. Word was re- ceived from Toronto headquar- ters of the union that board reopen the case. Drum- heller. Medicine Hat and the Crow's Nest Pass beer waiters will also return to work. THIRSTY HOUDAT CALGARY, May It was a thirsty holiday for j many Albertans yesterday with the 18 unionized beer parlors hi j Calgary closed and parlors in t Medicine Hat and Dmmheller. j If the disoutc is not settled by j Monday the unions in Edmon- ton and Lethbridjc may also 1 stage symuathy strikes. The Palliser beverage rooms. one of the two or three non- onion did a rushing business. locking oat hundreds of customers because of inade- quate facilities. The canteens in ihe veterans' establishments also reported a large holiday J business. WAGES ARE CAUSE Wages are at the bottom of the stnSe, the union demanding a schedule of S35 weekly for tapmen 1 and S32 50 for floormen. in spite of a ruling by the National War Labor Board last week against, that sthed- The Lethoncge ard Edmon- ton hotels have beer paying those rates sir.ce the regional board granted tnem some time ago. but the Calgarv. Medicine Hal ar-d Crow's hotels. the union also functions, appealed the national board. 1 The union war.ls the hotel opera- IJESS JOBLESS OTTAWA, May The number of unemployed per- sons registered at national em- ployment offices as seeking jobs dropped 24.030 during the first reduction since V-J Day. the labor department re- ported Friday. Stormy Debate On Egypt Withdrawal THiXSTY (Continued on Page Two.) LONDON. May Cable) Secretary Bevin told the house of commons vesterday that his decision to oul! British troops out. of Erypt was based on the hope that they would be reolaced bv a regional aeferce ETOUD developed urder the United Nations. "I will be TO party to leaving a vacuum on EYrypt> Mr Bevin as- svred the house as he wound uo a storrav decate on Egvpt Ke that he could "never asree to" a sit- uation "where we are eon" and there is nothing regional defence a-d no organization to take our place." Mr Be', in who clashed freouentlv with onnosjtion leader Churchill dunns his re'-iew of trie Egyptian situation 5poie after th-- former prime minister that mrjenal bi> erdangered by a British -s-ith- and that he foresaT 'cos- sibihtv that micht or.e dav. like Eire be neutral in z war m- the emoire Mr Chnrch'H toat day the ITniteo Nation- "rrsgnt be unon to -he entrv of British into Ervnt" Mr Bevjn said tr-at since cr- cf all countries felt that the-, had a rew status ard Slave that their saliatiori lav in "a new era of regions! feelirsa; he had recoijmer'ded the evacuation of Erstash forces from Egypt. Settlement Fromhrley! Tie-Up of Loggers j and Millworkers in B.C. Enters 11 th Day VANCOUVER. May strike of 35.000 logsers and milinorkers in British Co- lumbia today entered its llth dav with no word of possible settlement from the continuing mediation conferences being: conducted by Chief Justice Gor- don Sloan, who said, however, that negotiations were continu- ing: "favorably." The seventh session of union and operator represent a t i v e s with the chairman in connection with the union's demands for an IS cents an hour wage in- crease, union shop and 40-hour week todav. SETTLE DIFFICULTIES Meanwhile, union leaders an- nounced that cuxBcuities war veter- ans are encountering in obtaining lumber with which to build their homes would be settled quickly. It was announced by the union last Monday thai permission would be given veterans to gee lumber in emergencies, but operators said there were no men to tally and load the lumber. Ernie Dalssog. International Woodworkers' association interna- tional board member, said today j that "proper way of. handling the veterans' applications" Is being worked out. The province's other major strike involving 700 foundrymen and pat- j tern-makers in Vancotrrer entered' its eighth day with no Indication j of any move for settlement. I FIRST SHIP TIED-CP j TORONTO. May i ship ol the Canadian SteamshiD j Lines flees affected oy the Cana- j dian Seamen's Union strike against I that company, the steamship Nor- omc today tiea up a; Thorold. Ont-, j and its crew walked off. The strike action lefi about 500, passengers oa an excursion from the Detroit area stranded at Thor- old. The C S.U. had set June 3 as the _ date for a general strike among its members on lake ships and coastal: vessels to enforce its demand for an eight-hour day to replace the 12-hour day called for by the pres- ent contract, which contains a "no I strike' clause aad runs until July 31 Early today it called the strike against the CS.L. after a union delegate was ordered ofT one of its ships at Montreal, the package j freighter Montreal. The City of Montreal was out- bound for Quebec with cargo de- stined for tne United Kingdom. The union asserted thai strikebreakers were aboard. "If there is any cargo which m the opinion of the strike committee is to go overseas oraers be issued for a strike of all members on salt water vessels." said the union here. DUKE PAYS LONDON. May tReuters.) Duke of Bedford, pacifist spokesman in the house of lords, today was ordered to pay his former bailiff dam- ages by the court of the king's oench. The duke had referred to the bailiff, Henry Hobhs. in a letter to a member of parlia- ment as: "A bad master, a had servant and a bad farmer." Brandon Boy Meets Death BRANDON, Man.. May crowd fleeing panic- stricken trom the explosion of a box of fireworks ijrinited by a firecracker trampled a, 14-year- old boy to death here early Fri- day and turned Victoria Day celebration into tragedy. Four other persons, two of them children, were in hospital and a dozen others had been allowed to go to their homes af- ter doctors dressed their wounds and injuries. Two of those in hospital were in a serious condi- tion. DIES OF INJURIES Rudy Wiasnowski of Brandon died on the way to hospital from burns and injuries received when he was knocked down and trampled in the stampede- Mrs. Mary Truss, struck- on the temple by a rocket, was operated on in an attempt to save her life; and Madeline Mac- kenzie, 12, was in a serious condi- tion from burns and injuries. Doctors said the condition of ruse- year-old Dorothy Lock, badly burn- ed about the face, was only "fair" bun Thetaa HcKenzie. believed to i A.F.L Will Terminate An- thracite Contract Mid- night, May 30 NEW YORK. May The United Mine Workers (AJM.) todair served noiics on United States anthracite oper- ators that it would terminate its contract at mMnisht, May i The miners have held to contract, no J work" principle, I The U-M-W-, which renre- I sects 75.000 hard coal miners in I Pennsvrrania, has been nesoti- J atimc with the mine workers for the last two weeks. 1 LEWIS SUMMONED i WASHINGTON. May j Interior Secretary Krug summoned John L. Lewis and his United Mine Workers' i negotiating cotu- mittee todav a -ew hours before the soft coal strike trace was due to expire. The meeting was the first with. Mr. Lewis since the outlined its position on the princi- pal points at issue in Mr. Lewis? contract demands. The two-week truce bv waich. the United States got 12 days of coal production expires tae end cl today's shifts." Whether the mines coulo. be kept open under government operation, next week remained to be determin- ed today. The government seized the niiaes last; Wednesday. President Truman's pledge to re- store the strike-oonad railroads to operation added a new note _ of urgency to the impending decision, because without coai many of the Uains soon would stand idle again, FAINT RAY OF HOPE One taint hint, of hope in the coal picture arose irom the facs Mr. Truman did not couple his ap- peal to the striking rail workers with one to the miners. This could that the government, as boss of tne seized tats. lelt some asiur- ance that the truce would be ex- tended for further settlement talks. Ben Moreell, deputy mine oper- ator for the government; in a- tele- gram, to district unions law yesterday formally advising them of Wednesday's seizure action, said: yon to urge the mem- considered less critically injured. The Lock girl is from Portage la Praine, Man., the others front Bran- don. The box of rockets, fuses and firebombs was intended for a are- works display ending a day of cele- bration at Brandon's recreational cans to continue to report for each normal worS day and to pro- duce the maximum tonnage of coal which Is vitally needed." Already more than of Joan. L. Lewis's 400.000 bituminous ers had. laid down tiieir tools terday as the bacJc-to-stnke aurre- ment that set in federal seizure grounds. Despite warning from i gained momentum. loudspeakers, a crowd of aoout l.COO, Meanwhile, negotiations were stsU going on. Morale Conscripts Said Not High the majority children, pressed around the box, Thiie preparations for the display were being complet- ed. Then a lighted firecracker arch- ed into the box. PANDEMONIUM In an instant it was pandemon- ium. Screaming with nam and ter- CALGARY, May ror. those nearest the exploding of Canadian. Leeioa Dominion fireworks tried to Sght their way j convention to bar former conscnsts through the rear ranks. It was. fFOtn membership bought a clash only seconds before tne entire crowd of opinion front local ex-service- broke and ran but witnesses while vntuaDr ail asreed the scene during that time was in- limitation should" be made, a, describable. City and army arabulancos and private cars rasned the injured to hospitals as frantic parents milled through the crowa seeling their children. MAN, WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN AUTO TRAILER AT WARNER Deport Japs Says Legion Motion QUEBEC. May tr_A British Columoia resolution that all Ja- panese except war veterans be ce- oorted was earned Thursday on the floor of the llth biennial Canadian Legion convention William Stone of Victoria, pre- sented a resolution calling for their expatriation "as soon as possible And :ts principle was supported in a standing vole It recommended j too that any future treati witn Ja- pan provide for expatriation Mr Stone sa.d it -aas "kindness" to tne Japanese tnemselves to oc- port them. They could not be as- similatec Onlv 28 per cent were native-born There were reactions: Haroer Prowse, recre- ser.taf.ve in the AlDcrta legislature discrimination cf anv kind has no place here A Manjtooa is an j attack or tne ana rights of Canadian citizenship." j A BnUsn Columbia "Other provinces con t ur.cerstar.d fiis proolerti These oeople owe allegiance to tr.e Mi-caco IT.S. SUBSIDY BOOST WASHINGTON. May Reconstruction Fin- ance Corporation Friday an- nounced an eisht-cent-a-bnshet increase in subsidies on wheat ground into flour. number felt that men who saw ser- vice in the war theatre should not be discriminated against- This was particularly emphasised in the case of former conscripts who saose- l quentiy "went, t So far as the value of conscripts i as soldiers, compared with volun- teers, was concerned, the ex-solaiers were generally agreed that on the average the latter were better fight- ing men. Ther rasde exceptions in some instances but feit that the morale of conscripts not so high. KINGARVIE. FAVORITE, WINS KING'S PLATE TORONTO. May The favored won the 87th renewal of the King's PUte today, running through rain and over a muddy track before some spectators at Wood- bine race track. David T. was second with Blue Sweep in third place. Funeral services are to be held here next week for two res'denu of the Taber district %no found dead in a trail- er at Warner late Thursday afternoon. The dead are: Frank 63-year-old patent medicine salesman; and Mrs. Katie Tins- lej, 47. It is believed that they died from carbon monoxide poisoning, a gas burner apparently being left on to heat Daucon's trailer when the two persons retired Tuesday evening The trailer was attached to the automobile used by Dawson in making his calk, as a traveller. After investiga'.ug the deaths. Coroner Dr. K. I. Murray, ex- plained that inquests would be held The bod.es were brought to Chnstensen Brothers Funeral Rome here Dawson. who was born in the United States was a resiccnt oi tne district for 37 vears and his widow stui resides in south- em Alberta Ke i-. to be buried in Mountain View cerretery here on Tuesday following funeral services at Christensen Erotners Fur-era! Home. Tinsls.5, wife of Arthur Tins- ley of Taber, was born m Essex, England in 1899, and came to the Taber district 27 vears ago Funeral services are to be held for her re- mains on Monday and interment will be In Mountain View cemetery. Hunger Striker Is Sinking Fast BELFAST May t? David Fleming, 27-vear-olc Irish Repub- j 3ican army agitator now in the 61st j dav of his hunger-stride protest in j i prison here. reported sinking i and not expected to live more than a few cavs longer. Last of the Roman Catholic church was administered to Flem- ing for the time He was annointed earlier when it was fear- ed he would die. but rallied some- what up until the last few days. He barelv able to speak jes- 1 terday, officials NEWS BULLETINS ASK NEW LEGIsLYTION FROM PRESIDENT TRUMAN WASHINGTON, May house of rules committee members said today President Truman will ask cro- jress this afternoon for legislation it a federal offence to strike against the jrovernment and pennitimjr the drafting of men to tvork In plants or industries. VOTE TO LIFT CONTROLS ON MEAT. POULTRY, MH.K WASHINGTON. Maj United States senate bank- ing committee voted today to eliminate price controls on meat, poultry and milk bv next June 30. FRUIT FOR ALBERTA STALLED AT U.S. RAILWAY POINTS EDMONTON. May and oranjes destined for Alberta points are bems held up at railway sutfngs from the border to points a-, far sooth as Florida, because of ihe United States railway strike. Edmonton frnH dealers reported today, U.S. SENATOR SCFFERS LIGHT STROKE WASHINGTON. May John Bankhead .Via.) is suffering from "a light stroke" and is iU." the United States naval hospital todsy. Senator Baakhead, 73, collapsed at a finance committee session night, and still xras unconscious, although the hospital >aid "he 15 reacting SEE DISAPPEARANCE MANY STAPLE ITEMS WITHIN WEEK CALGARY, May complete disappearance of many staple items of vegetables and frnit within a week is predicted by Calgary importers and dealers, if the United States rail strike continues. AH of potatoes, carrots and cabbage have been com in? from the U.S.. wholesalers said here this Ii is estimated that stocks in the city win iast for about 3. week if no panic bavin? rush develops. AIR SMUGGLING R IS GERMANY BROKEN LONDON. May News Chronicle reported to- day that Scotland "lard had broken one of the largest air smngglm? rackets operating m Germany, in which many tons of food have been smuggled out of Britain for sale on the German black market. A number of RJuF. personnel including officers hare been reported to be involved in black market transactions and some of them said to have been arrested. BLACK M RING IN COUNTERFEIT COUPONS SMASHED MONTREAL, May Canadian Mounted Police said today the largest black market ring dealing in counterfeit batter and sugar coupons m the country had been broken with the last sight and this mcrnint oi four mea. NEWSPAPER!