Manitobans in Alaska
53rd Year Read the Want Ads. Today WINNIPEG, FRIDAY, Manitoba Fliers Active On Alaska Front r fosv yr r' - . . rJI l lK8 Y 3Uxt..iaiin t i - na J a al InV J ..Alii - mm ia,. . ta'i it irrJaaal These Manitobans serve in Northwestern Alaska with the R.C.A.F. From the left, back row, LAC. I. Weir, Inglis; WO.2 George F. Walker, LAC. C. S. Taylor, and Cpl. Leon Kraglin, all of Winnipeg. Front row, LAC. J. B. McCamm, Flin Flon; Cpl. Horace Middleton, Winnipeg; LAC. Raymond Smith. Belmont. aaMawMMMBawaliaMwaaMiiJlNlWHtf mrtwwil .tttiftHHaaBHaBMHMHMHHHBaHMaMHa These Canadians in Alaska are: Left to right, rear row, Cpl - T. A. Walsh, LAC. Edward Hawthorne, LAC. Fred Ralphs. LAC. 0. W. Antonchuck, Flight - Sgt. R. D. Burch, Cpl. Horace Middleton, LAC. Clifford Blow, all of Winnipeg, and Cpl. Clive H. L. Hind - son, Imperial, Sask. Kneeling, Flight - Sgt. Pilot Edwin Merkley, Winnipeg, and Flight - Sgt. Pilot C. R. Webber, Killarney, Man. McBride'sWire Bocks Mitchell In Little Case J. L. McBride, business manager of the Electrical Workers' union ot Winnipeg, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrlral Workers, today wired Hon. Humphrey Mitchell, minister of labor, expressing disagreement with views of other labor leaders on the question of Elliott M. Little's retirement "Take little notice of the guihei from Bengough, Mother, Swallet, Chappell and others who do not teem to understand the situation. Carry on., Mr. Minister," the wire tald. ' Mr. Little resignation was announced Wednesday from the lob of director of national selective service, and it was accepted by Mr. Mitchell. "Permit me to congratulate you for your recent action." the Mc Bride wire stated. "Had Elliott Little been permitted to carry out his theory of selective service the efforts to place men In suitable employment by business managers of labor organizations and other labor representatives and even labor unions themselves would have been nullified." Suggest Election Day Auto Ban The Workers' Election commit tee has proposed to all candidates in the civic elections that no automobiles be used to take voters to the polls on. election day. In a letter sent to the candidates the rommittpe fttnte It hna rieeirieHl not to use automobiles on election! A - Bvce. Winnipeg, receivea fav. Cnndirintmi nnnnsr.ri.rt hv th.'nis wings toaay irom eng. u. AROUND THE TOWN Receives Wings Votin x Today In 5 Municipalities . Elections for seats on Greater Winnipeg municipal councils and school boards are being conducted today In five municipalities the other eight having their offices filled Nov. 10 by acclamation. Municipalities holding elections today are Transrona, two councillors; St. Vital, three councillors: Assinlboia, one councillor; East' Kildonsa, one school trustee; and Old Kildonan, one councillor. . i St Boniface Bus Route Changed Acceding to a request of the St. Boniface council transportation committee, the Winnipeg Electric Co. has changed the proposed route of the St. Boniface bus to accommodate residents east of St. Mary's road. The new route, effective today, extends from the Des Meurons st and Dubuc ave. intersection south on Duhuc to Travers ave.. back along Enfield crescent to Marion st. and east to Dps Meurons. From there, It will proceed along it? regular route into Winnipeg. committee are: Jacob Penner, John Nawizowsky and M. J. Sago. The same suggestion was made Thursday by the C.C.F. - I.L.P. through Aid. Stanley H. Knowles. provincial secretary, and David Lewis, national secretary. Three Fined For Violating Regulations THREE persons were convicted Of violation! nf h racrnla. tlons of the Wartime Prices and Trade board when they appeared before Magistrate A. C. Campbell in provincial police court Thursday. One person was acquitted. Bertha Trytes, 728 Logan ave., was convicted on a charge of accepting tea and coffee coupons before their valid date. She was fined $15 and costs. John Alpert, 672 Logan ave., convicted on the same charge, paid a similar fine. Peter Verdegen, 371 Edmonton st., was convicted on a charge of increasing rents beyond the maximum set by the rental regulations. He was fined $30 and costs. Bonar Law, Winnipeg Bpaeh, was acquitted of a similar charge. Injured Boy Awarded $649 Promoted MacDonald, officer commanding M.D. 1. In a ceremony at London Ont. The wings were presented t navigator and bombardier gradii' ates at No. 4 Air Observers' school. Inquest Adjourned Inquest Into the death of John Buiak has again been adjourned until 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, In provincial police court, Mr. Buiak was fatally injured early last Monday on No. 1 highway, be tween Tyndall and Garson. Women Volunteers Fourteen volunteers In the Women's Division, R.C.A.F.. left Wednesday by C.N.R. for training at Rockcliffe, Ont. The group included hospital assistants, standard tradeswomen, cooks and stenographers. Join With U.S. In Plans To Roll Back Japs I Special to TtM Wlonlp( Tribune yITH THE R.C.A.F. IN NORTH - V WESTERN ALASKA. Manitoba pilots and men of the ground crews are playing an important role on this joint front of the United States and Canada against the Japanese invaders of the Aleutians, sharing in the defense of these shores and the mounting attack destined to drive the men of Nippon off the soil of this continent. "We're all doing fine," reports light sergeant Pilot Edwin Merkley, whose parents. Mr. and Mrs A. H. Merkley, reside at 42 Lennox ave., St. Vital. "The weather down In the Aleutians certainly Itn't Ideal by any ttretch of the Imagination. But we're getting right Into the action now, and believe me, we're happy about It." Flight Sergeant Merkley was educated at Glenlawn collegiate, and played hockey and baseball there. He was employed bv Rlch - rdson Bros., art dealers, prior to enlisting In the R.C.A.F., March 8. 1941. Other Winnipeg pilots who ar daily coursing over the tundra and fog - banked waters around North western Alaska Include Flying Officer J. G. Gohl. Flying Officer R. Lynch, Pilot Officer J. D. Orv and Flight Sergeant Pilot J. M. V McArthur. Handling administrative duties at an advanced base of the R.C.A.F. on the northern front la another Winnipeg officer, Flying Officer O. N. arreii. Tribute to the co - operation of the United States army air corps Is paid by W.O.2 George F. Walker, a senior maintenance N.C.O.. Mrs. Walker resides at 948 Weatherdon ave., Winnipeg. A veteran member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, W.O.2 Walker enlisted In the Canadian Armv In 1921 and transferred to the R.C. A.F. In 1925. ? ?K 1 'r Pi iim itf frtfltf WV : .1 i i Present Concert Canadian - Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada, Winnipeg branch, will present a concert today at 8 p.m. In St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox parish hall, 110 Disraeli st. Two Meetings Meetings will be held at 8.30 p.m. today, and Sunday at 2.30 p.m., by the St John Cantius society at the Polish hall on Mountain ave and Arlington st. Clerks Opposed To Night Work MEMBERS of the Winnipeg Retail Clerks' association Thurs day evening passed a resolution opposing "any extension of the closing hours for retail shops resulting in the clerks being obliged to work during week nights. ' E. A. Brotman, association counsel, was instructed to watch and oppose all attempts to open retail shops during week nights. It was further resolved that, as a con tribution to the war effort and to assist war workers in doing even iing shopping, no attempt during jthe war would be made to reduce the public shopping hours on Saturday evenings. S. B. Pinx, association president was chairman of the meeting. Citation Caring for aircraft at advanced batet It no novelty to him for he flew In R.C.A.F. machine! for many yeart doing ' photographic work In the northern "buih "eountry." Cpl. Horace Middleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Middleton, 85 Kennedy st, Winnipeg, has flown over most of Alaska and Its adjacent waters In his capacity as ar morer. . . . "It's quite an experience," he relates. "At one place where we were located you'd go to bed at midnight and the sun would be shining in the door of the tent. Now the nights are going to be six months long." Educated in Winnipeg, Cpl. Mid dleton was employed by a brokerage firm prior to enlistlrfg In the R.C.A.F. In September. 1940. He was a prominent member of the Winnipeg Roughrlders Motorcycle club Theae American boys are certainly good fellows In every way," reports Cpl. Thomas A. Walsh, whose wife resides at 353 Harbi son ave., Winnipeg. "We get along with them fine In recreation, and they go out of their way to help on tht Job, too." Cpl. Walh waj educated at St Alphonsus and St John's college, and prior to entering the R.C.A.F. In June, 1940, was employed by Glenwood Motors. Also nerving on the far northern front Is Cpl. Leonard Kraglin whose wtfe resides with his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Kraglin, at 1133 College ave., Winnipeg. An airframe mechanic, Cpl. Kraglin enlisted In the R.C.A.F. it Winnipeg, May 1, 1940. He was previously employed as a mechanic at the Magnus service station. He was educated at St. John's Technical Sfiool and played hockey with the Hermits AC. In the Kiwanls league. LAC. Edward Hawthorne, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Hawthorne, 281 Ferry Road. St. James, is on duty in Northwestern Alaska as a wireless mechanic. He was educated at St. James and Britannia schools and enlisted In the R.C.A.F., Sept. 20, 1941. The Winnipeg Revolver and . Kittol club can. alto take a per - tonal interett fn the campaign against the Japanete for one of its memoert, Lu, uiitrora Blow, It serving In the north. The son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Blow, St. Andrew's, Man., he gave up his business as a grain broker to enter the R.C.A.F. as an armourer In August. 1940. The experience he gained as n upholstered with the Manitoba Up - vtora nas Deen receivea inati vnti v. Wn rerow frm Damages of $649 were awarded J - Aw 8 n ,he Awards Board, Department of holstery Co. Is being' put to use In Alaska by LAC. Irvine Greenberg. whose wife and parents. Mr. end Mrs. P. Greenbere, reside at 488 Aberdeen ave. LAC. Green - berg is employed ss a fahric work - i er. He attended Aberdeen school and enlisted with the R.C.A.F.,, .Other Manitobans on duty In Northwestern Alaska include LAC. Fred Ralphs, whose wife resides at 189 Langside st.. Winnipeg: Cpl. Dave More, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. I. More, Point du Bols. Man.: LAC. Raymond G. Smiti. son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave M. Smith. Belmont. Man., and LAC. Phillip J. Beer - man, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beerman, Deepdale, Man.