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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 26, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnick Fhi Hiss sat Koay Shim in it. Commonwealth wartime aircrew reunion Maple Leaf with Canadian press news service. Vom.no.1 special souvenir edition saturday. September 26th. 1970 Winnipeg where the action is Here in spirit four aces got together at the Winnipeg inn Friday to Field newsmen s questions during a press conference. Left to right Are air Commodore j. E. Fauquier Craf general lieutenant Adolph Call and Luftwaffe croup Captain Douglas Bader Raf and j. E. Johnnie Johnson Raf. City pilots observers joined ranks in 1918 the Winnipeg wartime pilots and observers association dates Back to the end of the first world War when it was formed by re turning aviators. In those Days pilots and observers represented All aircrew specialities. Some of them actually flew in balloons As observers and gunners. However the association s membership now includes the Many flying trades which originated later. They include navigators bomb Aimers air gunners wireless air gunners wireless operators flight engineers radio operators and others. J the association since its forma Tion primarily has been one of Good Fellowship meeting several times a year As Well As on special occasions such As remembrance Day. However the second world War provided a new purpose for the original members. This included meeting and hosting the Many thousands of Young aircrew members who passed through Winnipeg by train in route to bases under the British Commonwealth air training plan. Each train was met by members or their wives to provide cheer to the fledgling flyers. Since the second world War the association has introduced an an Nual flying scholarship which is awarded to an outstanding air Cadet selected by the provincial Branch of the air Cadet league of Canada. The ranks of the association have continued to grow with sup port from the Winnipeg armed forces base. Many flyers still in uniform belong to the organization while serving Tours of duty in Nipes. Although the organization is con fined to Winnipeg Only its nominal role includes addressees from coast to coast in Canada with a few in the United states. In addition a number of flyers from the first world War still Are Active in the organization. Despite a Small membership the spirit of the association is reflected in the decision to Host the first British Commonwealth wartime aircrew reunion As their Manitoba Centennial project although the Aims of the association May not be lofty said one member what better purpose than the desire of a Bunch of Good Guys who like to get together occasionally for a Good two Day air show highlights weekend events for attendees at noon saturday the reunion shifts to the flying Field at St. Andrews Airport for the first activities at the Manitoba Centen Nial air show. T opening the event was group Captain Douglas Bader Raf. Saturday night it s Back to Winnipeg for the grand Ball at the new Winnipeg inn. Sunday activities Start with the 9 . Parade of reunion Atten Dees which forms up outside the Winnipeg inn. Next the Parade moves off Down Portage Avenue to memorial Bou Levard and the Cenotaph. The Salute on route will be taken b . W. K. Carr commande of Canadian forces training com Mand. . Carr will take the Salute at Hargrave Street on a stand in front of the Canadian Bank o Commerce building. With him will be am Johnson . Galland group Captain Bader James Campbell presided of the wartime pilots and observers association and mrs. A. E Roberts representing the Silver Cross mothers. The Parade will arrive at the Cenotaph about . A Bugle Call National Anthem prayers and Esson will be heard. . Carr will place the wreaths for All fallen flyers and mrs. Roberts will place a Wreath for the Silver Cross mothers. A Fly past will take place at 11 . At . The Parade moves off via York. Vaughan to Portage Avenue and dispersal. At noon the second Day s activities in the Manitoba Centennial air show resume at St. Andrews air port. Gen. F. R. Sharp chief of the defence staff unable to attend the reunion says activities present a unique Opportunity for aviators of both world wars to get to Gether to renew old Friend ships and to Schreyer welcomes those who visit the following letter from premiered Schreyer is Ucol wed in the motive air program of the com ism wealth wartime aircrew Teuton Manitoba in 1171, is celebrating her Centenary in an aware Ness of peace and b is with a deep awareness of me firemen Dos made to the we tag of Tab Scace that i Welcome to or province All Thow Attori big the Commonwealth wartime aircrew sponsored by the wartime pilots and observers association. Oar province was actively involved a the Commonwealth car training plan. To the Many who trained Here Aart Are rot Anong to join their Manitoba colleagues for fuck Everil Rew Riou i offer a special word of Welcome and of Greet Tak. . Heading for fuel crisis by Colin Deacon Washington the United states is beading for a nationwide fuel crisis that could give the Public its first major test of How much it is prepared to pay to reduce pollution. With unexpected sudden Ness shortages have hit the whole Range of key fuels and caught the government and Power companies by Surprise. Federal officials Are concerned about the threat to Power supplies this Winter and Are reported even considering rationing some especially Coal. The main reason for the shortages has been the grow ing demand for measures to protect the environment says Charles Primoff chief of the j fuels and Energy division of the White House office of emergency preparedness. Experts have Long wanted that reducing Industrial Polo i Tom win be costly for the con i ranter. With substantial in creases in Power prices accepted As inevitable the american to Biz now faces its big Bill As a result of the Battle for cleaner air and water. Experts say its to the sitar Tjun deter ofte How Teg a fight Pinto tots win of flow. . Tor none taws wowed in two sauce is these signs evolved into reality in the last few months and in Early August the White House warned of an acute shortage of clean fuels this Winter. President Nixon also launched a High level study aimed at overcoming the shortages and preventing them in future years. On aug. 31, the american Public Power association which represents publicly owned local electric utilities called on Nixon to in " pose rationing and Price controls on Oil and Coal and to limit cot exports. Coal is the key to the crisis. Although the United states has plentiful supplies mines in recent years have Cut duct pm in the face of confident predictions of increasing atomic Power supplies. But the development of nuclear Power stations has lagged for several reasons including Scarcity of Sites where plants can be located without disturbing the environment. Coal is also a High Sulphur fuel and anti pollution Laws in Many areas have forced utilities to switch to other fuels. Safety regulations also have forced up the Price of Coal to almost uncompetitive limits. Oil is the main fuel used in the United states and this has also been affected by anti pol Letioa Laws. The Federal government has virtually stopped granting leases for off Shore Wells be cause of Public outcries against Oil spills. Oil from Venezuela a major exporter to the United states has a Sulphur Content too High to meet . Anti pol Lution regulations. Even plans to increase Hydro electric Power Are run Ning into environmental prob lems. Although applies from this source com be increased without too mock trouble location of dams storage Sites and reservoirs have run into Strong opposition from conservationists. Natural Gas the second most popular fuel in the states is apparently the least polluting. But experts say that be cause the Federal Power com Mission has held Down prices the search for new Supply Sowles has been held Back and there. Bow is a critical shortage. Jimmy if i had to cast my ballot for the Best dressed announcer in Winnipeg i d have to throw in my vote for Chuck Skelding. The Veteran Mike Man who is introduced As Charles on local Csc newscasts is As suave looking As he was when As a youth he played for dance bands on the teen canteen circuit. Chucker got around with some pretty fast company in his Day As a musician. He and bassist Monty Levine accompanied Oscar Peterson on one of the great jazz pianist s first concerts in Winnipeg at the civic auditorium. Speaking of Eastern produced shows that come to this City there has been a lot of sex Winnipeg musicians revisit ing their Hometown recently. Most of these shows carry key personnel in the orchestra and augment the aggregation with local players. For the air Canada show last week the orchestra was conducted by Rudy Toth of Toronto and his key Man was pianist Garry Gross who before leaving town for Toronto a few years ago was working with Aubrey Tadman at the pan am lounge at the International inn when Lou Snider came to town directing the music for the Chrysler show at the Centennial concert Hall this key Man was former Winnipeg drummer Mickey Shannon then just on monday when the Montreal production of funny you should say that was done in the playhouse theatre the musical director and pianist was sex Winnipeg Ger Gordie forming who is now one of the musical heavies in Montreal. That particular show starred Dave Broadfoot and Joan Stuart. Joan dazzled the patrons at the club Morocco when she arrived with an entourage after her show wearing a gown that was Cut to the floor. Joan Kaba Savich whose family Home is still on Leila ave., was Back performing for her Home town audiences last week when she and de Evanko were featured in starburst 100 at the concert Hall last sunday. Joanie was also featured at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet fashion show a few nights later along with dancers Al Mosto Christine Hennesey and Winthrop Cory who did a thing from Nutcracker suite choreographed by lev Ivanov. It was that night that we got the Opportunity to work with Jonari again and reminisce about the Days when we worked together at the Royal Alexandra hotel. The next big thing for Joan is when she does the Toronto production of Jacques Brel is alive and Well and living in Paris this happens for the talented Singer actress in the later part of october at the Baj View playhouse in hog town. There Are two other Winnipeg natives in the show. Judy Landers has a feature role and Bernie Senensky is the pianist and musical director. A letter last week from Toronto bandleader and trumpet player Don Johnson says that he is suing former Winnipeg sexist Dave Stubbs frequently in his group at the Beverly Hills. Don is married to Peggy Neville. He leads the brass Section on Lucio Agastino s broadcasts As Well As running his own teaching studio and doing his night club thing. We were engaged to play a gala affair in Lynn Lake on thursday night and the trip was interesting from Start to finish. On arriving at the International Airport to catch our chartered is 11 we were met by a Long time Friend Eddie Bailey. De is a Redcap at the terminal and it s always a kick to carry on with him. In Lynn Lake we were hosted royally by Jerry Oliver of the Sterritt Gordon mining co. And Jerry Leroy. We enjoyed the company of Mel Courchene who is in Lynn Lake working with the department of highways. Mel is a brother of Dave Cour Chene who is Well known in Indian and Metis affairs. On the Way Back we touched Down at Thompaon and bumped into Bounce Weir who is the Airport manager there. Bounce is famous As a Bush Pilot and i be heard it said that he could land a plane in a Small Back Yard without incident if he had to. If on the subject of flying the Manitoba Centenni Al air show is being held today and tomorrow at St. Andrews Field. One of the feature attractions to the father and son team of Bui and Corky Fornof doing aerobatics in twi Bronze Grumman flying is a Hobby for the wealthy Fornof family and they perform at Many air por tation. Bailiff sue it. Wirt to wac Simpson t company 214 i 772-m57 775-o55 learn he Mew Hiow Chilli monday sept. 21 Wool sky Couf cutt of Tor mom. Sot. . Matt son Avenue fee the afternoon Clines it Shaft or Ziock sync oui renter mom. Sift. 2 . Wellington Academy re. Fee 25.00 the year _ fee Kimn a taut Canadian Assn. 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