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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION Herald WeaiKer CLOCDT, 8BOWCM VOL. 143. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1946 10 PAGES Food Situation Black GJB. Prepares For Bread Rationing Outlook Compared with Grim Days of Dunkerque by Herbert is Critical LONDON, May (C.P.) Morrison, loro! president of the council, told the house of commons today that Britain is preparing a system of bread ration- ing for emergency use. He compared the world food situ- ation to the black days of Dunkerque "when all the news was bad.' "The very blackness of the he said during debate on Britain's food administration, "is calling forth forces which might make this the turning point in human HERBERT MORRISON r-ord President of the Council. Compromise By Employers Can End Strike In B.C. EDMONTON, May 31 iiinrilrpri __i_____ r-airf tn Anthracite Miners Quit NEW YORK, May Pennsylvania's hard coal miners "struck today at j after union and operator j negotiators failed to agree on a new contract, shutting down the state's anthracite fields. An AFi. United Mine Work- ers representative at the Lettish Valley Coal company in Haxel- ton, Pa_ declared that reports from the hard coal districts showed that "the whole region is idle." ADVISED AGAINST SEIZURE Meanwhile a high government official in Washington who could not be quoted directly said Presi- dent Truman had been counselled by his advisers against seizing the The official said the advice was based on the hope that the anthra- cite industry would shortly agree to terms similar to those in the gov- ernment ccntracc which ended the soft Since the miners did not work on the Memorial Day holiday the walkout the second major United States coal strike this year tech- nically started 2-4 hours before the expiration of the old pact at mid- night last night. The union had refused an operators' request for a 30-day contract extension on a retroactive pay basis. The miners watched the deadline pass with no indication of return- ing to the collieries until a con-i tract was signed between the oper- ators and their AJrVL. United Mine Workers. NEGOTIATIONS FAIL Yesterday's llth-hour negotiating session broke up in failure. John Boylan, secretary of the anthracite board of conciliation, who sat in on the final talks before the expir- ation of the contract, said he was authorized to make no announce- ment. Meanwhile negotiating committees of the operators and the union were called into session again today amid reports that U.M.W. Presi- dent John L. Lewis join the conferences. It was net known i definitely, however, whether Mr. Loading Is Halted By Strike Pickets fortnight's watchful truce be- tween lumber operators and striking lumber workers of the Cranbrook section cracked in three places Wednesday and Thursday. Two small scale op- erators attempting to load slabs and ties onto railway cars in the C.P.R. yards here found pickets frustrating them at every turn of the attempted operation and the attempt was abandoned. Following ihese disturbances a few pickets were strategically located outside yards of the ma- jor operations for the first time since opening dar of the strike. TROUBLE BREAKS OUT Troub'e broke out in the Sash and Door vicmiiy Thursday morning when pickets intercepted a. truck- load of lumber being driven by a company executive across the pub- lic highway between the lumber yard and the loading platform. Re- load were abandoned. i The I.W-A. office here, comment- ing on the incident, said a Calgary war veteran applied for a dispen- sation from, the strike on a carload of lumber, on behalf of a veterans' syndicate in Calgary plan to manufacture toys and furniture and whose pooled gratuities were at stake for lack of lumber. The I.WJV. granted material and referred the partment of transport ittg took j the freighter Goderieh in tow j and it appeared that the Wei- j land Canal, which the union blocked yesterday with the freighter, might be open to traf- j fie later today. At Montreal. Conrad Sauras. bus- iness agent there for the Canadian Seamen's Union, said today he has i j received a telegram from J. A. i i Pat) Sullivan, union president, "ad- vising all ports and members to! continue their legitimate battle to! keep scabs off ships." i REASON FOR INSTRUCTIONS The telegram said these in- strnctions were issued because i "Canada Steamship Lines and i Saruia and Colonial Steamships i Limited have issued public statements hi contravention to the requests of Labor Minister Humphrey Mitchell. NOTICE TO READERS The Herald rejrrets that, owing te the paper shortage, it will be impossible to publish the usual pages of week-end comics. The dailv comic strips will con- tinue as usual, for the time being at least. We apologize to our younger the oldsters this omission, and hope it win be rectified soon. applicant to .the Sash and Door crews. with instructions to notify the union of making the shipment so the car- load could be certified as "fair." The union had received no notifica- tion aad assuraed the lumber -hi transit toward loading was LUMBER FOR VETERANS Local 1-401. East Eootenay, has completed a plan through which district war veterans who require lumber to complete dwellings al- ready under construction can ob- tain "fair lumber. Through the Cran- broofc veterans' organization, they (Mr. Mitchell announced hi the j house of commons yesterday tfcat-j the UBuon had agreed its members' Find Body B.C. Boy; Foul Play Angle Probed May possibility of foul play being probed by detectives today following the discoverv of Use partly decosn- i posed body" of a 'tees-aged boy occupied family. tie front porch of a house by the Hartvig Hanses. still on ships would continue oper- i The body was identified today as atiag them provided shipping com- panies would cease efforts to man strike-bound ships witit non-union that of 14-year-old Kenneth Me- Dougal who "disappeared March, 9. The last was last seen by_ Mrs. i Hansen. and her 13-yaar-old son. (The labor minister also said that operators of the larger lake ship- ping companies would be invited to a conference, tentatively set for Monday, at which "definite propos- als" sal; was removal of the lumber from i make application to the union local night a repre- J sentative of the inland" vessel oper- j ators involved in the strike said was the unanimous opinion of the shipowners that "no useful purpose could be ierved by meeun? the pres- ent officers of the union." at such a Harvey. March 9 when he left their home ostensibly for his own home after the two boys had returned from a walk. The body was discovered last night by Mr. who was endeavoring down ihe source of an. it odor first, noticed more the truck by pickets, and, calling of police ,by the managemaat. conference.) WELLANTJ CANAL BLOCKED through the I.W.A, veterans' repre- sentative-. If is ap- The tJ.S.TJ. which called the strike Though Ehe'dispute was acrimonious proved such deliveries of lumber last Sunday for an eight-hour day there was co violence. Efforts to will be union certiSed as fhP POWELL RIVER PLANT TO RESUME OPERATIONS ped around the head. POWELL RIVER, B.C., May 31 (C.P.) The British empire's largest newsprint mill was scheduled to resume operations at 2 P-m. PJXT. today follow- ing- a 36-hour shutdown due to a dispute about "hot" pnlp logs. An agreement on classification logs available at the mill was reached today by two A-F.L. unions with members employed at Powell River and the Inter- national Woodworkers of Ameri- ica (CXO.-C.C.L.) The woodworkers on strike throughout British Columbia de- manding a new contract granting 25-cent hourly wage increases, a 40-hour week and union security. had labelled logs being used by the mill as "hot" or unusable. The A.F.L- unions contended they were TOYKO, May Hirohito, a quiet little .man In a Lewis'wbuld" take in the talks, business today made his sec- ln the recently settled soft coal result in a hundred thousand corpses." The delegate, who could not be quoted by name, said that any ef- forts to implement the recommen- dations of the British-American in- quiry committee that Jews be admitted into Palestine would result in guerrilla warfare. The delegate said "the beaches of Palestine must be defended if neces- jary. If you want to use the atomic bomb against us, very well. We will die." In a communique issued a day after adjournment of their meeting here, the kings, prices and presi- dents of the Arab states pledged their support to the United Na- I tions. but said new immigraticji into j Palestine as recommended by the j British-American inquiry commit- tee report might create disturb- embassy. The two were said to have talked of food, of reconstruc- tion and of the vast changes in Japan since Hirohito called on Gen MacArthur for the first time last Sent. 27. Hidemasa Terasaki. of the im- -periaJ household ministry- acted as interpreter and was the only other person in the room. He told news- papermen that a variety of topics had been discussed. NAVAL TO SHARE IN PRIZE MONEY OTTAWA. May 31 Officers and men of the Ca- nadian naval forces likely will share in prize money I ances "having a very sad conse- i fTOln the capture and sale of i quence on international peace." enemy merchant ships and j The Arab rulers declared also for ,v cargoes daring the war, the f.roons frnm A coirf in the principal issues in- volved are wage increases and a health and welfare fund. PRICE RISE SEEN WASHINGTON. May Government officials predicted that the strike gains of John L- Lewis' miners will hike the pnce of soft coal 30 to 35 cents a ton for con- sumers. Mine owners indicated they would wait for the ceiling price decision before making a new try for a contract with Mr. Lewis and for recovery of their government-held workings. The price decision may lake weeks, officials familiar v.ith the federal stabilization machinery said, during which the 400.000 "A.FX. United Mine Workers will work for Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug. CRITICIZE ALLIES IN WEST GERMANY control and disrupt the industrial life of this continent." SLOAN REPORT Chief Justice Gordon Sloan, ap- uointed by the federal government to mediate the strike, will deliver tomorrow morning his recommen- dations on how he feels the dis- puting parties should settle tile strike. The findings are not bind- succeeded in blocking the vital Wellsnd Canal. The Cornwall canal was also aed up. Three more ships were added to the struck list {yesterday: the union claimed the total strike-bound was neancg 100 vessels. Despite statements of various owners' representatives last night, fiatly rejecting the truce formula, it appeared that a formal decision woula not oe made until at least after conferences In Toronto today j between various ooerators and ator G. P. counsel of the Dominion Marine Association. Sen- Alexander, Truman On Radio For Peace Ceremonies NEW VViJb'i'MZNo'lKii. 3.C.. Ma- Alexander and President Truman accress by- radio the ceremonies 10 be staged at the international peace arch on. the United States-Canada border, June 15. The ceremonies commemorate signing of a treaty June 15. 1846. which designated the boundary line ator Campbell arrived in Toronto j ceremanfss today from Ottawa- There was violent activity in the strike yesterday at Tie Welland Canal and at Cornwall. About 150 nut their "plans do not permit their doing so. A monument will be un- veiled by representatsves of bora ing on the I.W.A. or the opera- umon pickets boarded the Canada i tors If they reject the Snckigs. j steamship Lines' freighter Godcr- Chief Justice Sloan then will re- port to the federal labor depart- ment. SHORT RUN After conferences yesterday and today, a joint A-F-L-rCXO. state- ment was issued announcing "mu- tual conclusion as to what logs in the Powell River storage boom can be tued." It was estimated the new agreement designates as "fair" enough logs to keep the mill run- ning two or three weeks. Meanwhile tile provincial cabinet was considering the strike of the loggers and workers with one item to be -dis- j cussed the claim of the British Co- lumbia branch of the Canadian i Manufacturers association of a j "planned commurmt attempt to i Favor Compulsory Service In Reserve EDMONTON, May Edmonton Military Insti- tute at a last night endorsed a resolution declaring that compulsory service in re- serve units of the Canadian army was necessary. Crop Insurance May Be Extended OTTAWA. May Mc- Kay (C.C.P.. Weybum) said last night in the commons the crop bonus paid under the Act was it be ___In lock G of the Welland Canal, threw overboard the belongings T j j the non-union crew and the crew j Dili IS Adopted followed them. Then the pickets tied i the vessel to the lock walls and she swung there a" night, effectively blocking all passage. Ontario pro- LONDON, May CRettters.) A milestone in British social history _ _ was reached last night 'siien, ?te police were concentrated op- COUje cf commons passed without posite the Noronic and Lethbndge, division the srovernrcent's "cradle- also tted up in the canal. to-srave" national insurance bill. At Cornwall more pickets were go w house of lords. At kept behind R.C.M.P. lines by oHi- i a cost o; more than cers wielding ndlng crops, and the; a vear made up of pickets showered the police with j weekiv payments of employes, "eci- stones and mud. pjovefs and a contribution oy the It was impossible to calculate government, aduit in the how many ships were nee countrv will be "entitled to casi up bv the strike. The union stucs j to its claim that "upwards of 100" j vessels were strike-bound. At least i three more '.essels nere tied up yes- terdav. An undetermined number by the blocking of the; unemployed or on recrement. F-VPER CHANGES HANDS cvacuaiiuii v. uuufjo j Egypt and achievement of Egyptian sovereignty, and asserted that mde- j A MOST extraordinary com- plaint is recorcec by" the To- ronto Telegram. It is from a prospective purchaser who finds that, if he corripletes his deal for a house in he is a sub-tenanj, he will have to go on paying rent to the nsan who rents the house from him. The cremises concerned are a three-storied house, the lower flat of which is occupied by a tenant vvho pays the present a month. The tenant sublets the to a sub-tenant who him S25 a mor.ih. ar.c the attic to another sub-tenant who a rental of S6 a week, or from S24 to S30 a month. TTie on the second floor thought that if he could buy the premises he would then become the landlord ar.d could apply the rentals from his tenants on the purchase price. He had come to an agreement with the owner to buy at an arranged price when he discovered that under Rental Con- trol Board rulings he would remain THE LEFT HAND (Continued on Page Four.) SPAPFRf j pendence of Tnpoluania and Cyre- j naica must be achieved as "a nat- ural matier of justice." NO RELAXATION OF PRICE CONTROLS OTTAWA, May labor and raw material costs forced another slight bulge in Can- ada's pnce ceilicg structure as the prices" board announced upward adjustments in ceilings on men's and boys" clothing and household furniture. However, Prices Bcaru Chairman Donaid Gordon -a as quick to assure reporters that the in- creases "its r.o way indicate any general relaxation of control." The board uould continue "holding the line" except for "necessary adjust- ments." information tabled in the commons for W. R. Thatcher Jaw i. Date and amount of the first dis- LONDON. May larsery Ann. Two other chil- dren were taktn to hospital suf- fering from burns. on consideration of agricultural estimates. Mr. McKay said trie bonus of S500 for each farm unit was barely enough to cover essential farm expenses. He suggested the federal govern- ment explore the possibility of in- r stituting a contributory crop failure insurance across Canada including 5 fruit and crops as u ell as sereals. It would help stabilize agriculture. j Agriculture Minister Gar d: n e r jsaid he intended to brin? in the act I itself as soon as possible arci refer, j it :o the house conunsitcc on culture, where any amendments or ether changes in the act could be discussed He said he intended to suggest as an amendment to the act. that the provinces be to ceternxsne i j whether or cot they wished to I tinder it. SKAuNAVON. 5Sav Bu: scm> ships also cleared of the ShaKnavon and company spokesmen a.s- standard, weekiv ae-sspaper ijers, i essels were moving and j has been transferred from W. K. would continue to mo-.e. Six snips ,3iilj Sharp to his son Alex Sharp wcnt u? through the Lacfcjne canal. I anG H. Sicuey Stevecs. Mr. Scarp the paper 2S for instance, and _rwo ships clearaa establssbe from the lakehead. 1 years ago. NEWS BULLETINS EGYPTIAN WITHDRAWAL PROBLEM V V A, JU Commitments Over Vast Area Must Be Revised First CIHN.VS HOPES FOR PEACE EBB AGAIN' MUKDEN, rtfanchuna. May 31 Communists re- ca.j'ared the South Mar.chunan, steel city of Anshan and a-e erect- in? a tough defence lien in front i ing a tough hr.e m front J reoorted as hopes for peace MRS. If. W. MEECH PASSES IN HOSPITAL HERE The death of Mrs. H. W. Meech. former Lethbridge resident and recently of White Rock. B.C.. occurred in a, local hospital on Friday afternoon. Funeral irranzeraCnts are pending. CHARGES SABOTAGE IN TAK SANDS DEVELOPMENT EDMONTON. Mav Public Works Minister W. A, Fallow said today a 557.000 fire at Xew Westminster B.C, destrojed an oil station experimenting m extraction of oil Iron Albertk tar sands "confirms my that an attempt is bein? made to sabotage development of tar sands." The minister recalled that previous fires had destroyed test plants in tjie Mc- Mnrrav fields. BEEF PRICES RISE ANOTHER CENT tN CALGARY CALGARY. Mav prices for Red and Bhie Label beef rose another cent in Calgary an Thursday, bringing the price to the retaiier to three cents over the ceihRg ICTC! prior to May 27. B.P.R. ON" U.S. WAR CKLMES STAFF DEAD NUERNBERG. May T. Malcohnson. 39, director of pnfclic relations for Justice Robert H. Jackson's war crimes prosecution staff, was found dead at his quarters early today. U.S. army physicians attributed death to a heart attack, but "rfcred an GATHER FOR CONVENTION The great base now operating in TORONTO. May 223 delegates from coast to coait thus far registered, the second an- nual convention of the Labor-Pro- gressive party opens here tomorrow. More than 300 delegates are expect- ed The national leader. Tim Buck, will deliver the convention's key- note speech tomorrow. Egypt is still supplying troops as far away as Tripohtania, Irac, Greece and Eritrea, over an area stretching miles from west to east and 3.000 miles froni north to south Before evacuation can be completed these commitments must be ended, or fresh arrangements made to supply these forces. At the British base in Egypt at a rough estimate the stores amount to do not include navy and air stores and installations. ments for ure as a i nrie national generals and of- i ports, communications by road. rau. fjcials at Mukden ar.d Changchun.) I and water, local resources of labor B.C. POLICE PROBE SUSPECTED MURDER, SUICIDE PRINCE GEORGE. B.C, May Provincial police are investigating what they believe was a murder and suicide at Fern- dale, 15 miles east of Prince George. Mrs. Grace A. Waters, 37, school teacher, was to death, and police said that Joe Polak, 45, looser, killed himself with a rifle, WORLD FARMERS FORM FEDERATION LONDON. May International Federation of Agriculture Producers was set up here today with its first president, James Turner, head of Britain's National Farmers Union, pledging; it to a spirit of service and co-operation. Farmers of 31 nations are Pauyj strateclc centre, and evacuation of future war. O'Rourks. J Canadian delegates, closed The first phase of the evacuation j plan is the evacuation of the delta particularly Cairo and Alexandria m fact has been in pro- I gress at an increasing rate since the sion hinges around the conditions matenalrd foumh'ngm- %orb4y ln economj. The situation ROW under discus- war ended. Behind all this lies the I on which these facilities are to be inescap- nzaintained so that they will be ACTOR'S WIFE. BABY DIE I HOLLYWOOD, May Ths four-pound, 11-ounce son of i actor Wayne Morris and his une died last night, 10 hours after its birth bv caesarean section. Mrs NFWSPAPFK! ;