The Winnipeg Tribune from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on January 6, 1938 · Page 1
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Thursday, January 6, 1938
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The Weather Forecast: Fair and cold. Temperatura at 7 a.m. 17 and at noon 2. Maximum WednracUy t, minimum 21. 8un above horlirtn 8 tinurt, 14 mina. Sun riicK. 8.26 a m.! aeta, 4 47 p m. Moon tines. 10.20 a.m.; seta, 10.25 p.m. HOME EDITION 49th Year WINNIPEG, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1938 18 PAGES y cm., w,mlu , w... No. 5 Price 8 csnts; With Coml - j, 10 cent. Wft pitmijitQ ftenm Sfcftnm I Fog Grounds 2 Of 3 Planes In Hunt For Flier Waco and Avian Turned Back By Weather Only .Cessna, Carrying Tribune Photographer, Able to Cover Allotted Territory Search to Go On as Mist Lifts. By HARRY ROWED (Tribune 6taff Photographer) DAUPHIN, Jan. 6. Fog hanging low over the rugged peak of Riding Mountain this morning balked efforts of two of three search planes continuing the concentrated hunt for young Mike Sawchyn, flier now lost for nine days. The third plane, the Mld - Cana - dian Airwayi Cessna, piloted by Jack Herrlot, made Its scheduled three - hour flight, skirting the north boundary of the park and air - combing the Valley River Indian reserve country, even winging west to the Duck Mountain forest reserve. The Cessna's efforts have been financially aided by The Tribune. The ship was the first to reach the search base at Dauphin and will continue the hunt today with further assistance from The Tribune. The department of transport Search For Lost I' - '''.' tUl MOUNTAIN 1 I:. - , , "5Z . . - "''.d::'.'.v.,';"fT i"2"''.. s :..:y;: a it,? V r Tut. ' ::A Wmapv , to .vl lni 1 ;;? I JonCTIOtl O0SS4UN 6 WKLKB 1 T - . " - i'"' X 1 I a" - 1 45M0AI LAKE I T0 OUPl 1 1 7 ir. Over the wide terrain ihown above, three search planes cruised today looking for Mike Sawchyn, lost Bier. Routes of the three ! planes ire designated by the legend in upper right band corner. Waco took off shortly after dawn to cnnrentrAt it. mnrninoBpnrrh V A (ho n - H ' n . MnnnOa!.. .... 1. TO was forced to. turn back after 15 minutes because of banks of heavy fog that hung over the mountain peak and obscured the deep ravines and rugged .bush and rock country. Weather Improves The Avian, from Brandon, was still at the Dauphin landing field when the Waco roared back to the base. It had been scheduled to wing over the park but because of the fog that forced the government plane to return, did lot take off. Both Waco and Avian, the latter piloted by Cecil Leech, were warmed up early this afternoon to make another attempt. The fog had lifted and weather turned much more favorable for flying. Parties of R.C.M.P.. on foot and by snowmobile, left Dauphin this morning to visit farms north of the Dauphin - Yorkton highway In hopes of gaining new Information that may lead to discovery of Sawchyn' whereabouts. They returned at noon with no encouraging report but, after a brief rest and some food, slogged out again this afternoon to take up the search on the ground. Fruitless Effort While the Waco was grounded Wednesday afternoon because of lack of fuel, the Cessna flew far east to Ochre River and cruised over a wide area in the sector where farmers had reported seeing Sawchyn last Wednesday, the day of his disappearance. The littlie Avian, Its pilot and Crashes In Air Force Will Bring Protests By A. C. CUMMING3 IFrom Tht Trlbunt'a London Buroau Copyright by tha toutham Publlahlng Co l .LONDON, Jan. 6. Protests against "the abnormal number of deaths among young pilots of the Royal Air Force undergoing training will be made by members of parliament when the House of Commons resumes sittings. Last year 153 airmen were killed In 93 accidents and this year already a young Canadian, Acting Pilot Officer Howard Graham Clitheroe, of Toronto, heads what Is feared to be another death roll of training casualties. Deaths in 1936 numbered only 96. Heads ot the air force itself are4 protesting against the rush tactics In training that cause disasters. Inexperienced Pilots Air Marshal Sir W. G. Mitchell says "inexperienced pilots are turned out In 10 months and put Into squadrons where they fly high - speed machines. There is a shortage of technical Instruments for bad weather flying and that Is due to the difficulty of getting production to keep pace with the demand." However, he declared the incidence of accidents was not alarming when it was considered that the R.A.F. more than doubled lis flying mileage in 1937 as compared to 1935, and that hundreds of the npwest machines continually were entering service. Home defense observer facing an Icy blast in their open cockpits, roared gallantly after tlte cabin ahlp and took part In the Wednesday afternoon search which was as fruitless as all efforts to date. In all more than 24 hours of flying time have been turned in by the three planes and all parts of the wide area where the Sawchyn ship Is believed to have crashed or come down In have been covered by at least one flight. Airmen and police are still hope - full, however, that he landed safely Flier Widened AVIAN CFCFI XXXX. UACO CF CCS OOOO A DAUPHIM - ., o: OCMBB . RIVBP. or was not badly injured In a crack - up and has found refuge either In some settler's cabin or In a deserted cabin where he might find food and fuel to keep himself alive. At Sifton, the boy's home, farmers and townsmen alike, were contributing today to a collection fund which will help enable the search planes to carry on. All were giving generously to prolong the search and to prevent the ever - looming possibility that the planes will have to abandon their efforts because of lack of money for fuel. New reports were received this morning from the Gilbert Plains district where it was said that farmers had actually seen the Sawchyn plane and made out the let tering on Its bright red fuselage Wednesday. Police were Investigating as they have In the case of every other lead all fruitless to date but a chance straw that might mean the location or even rescue of the 22 - year - old lost airman. SOLLOWAY JURY CONSIDERS VERDICT By Tht Canadian Praia) TORONTO, Jan. 6. A general sessions Jury retired here today to consider a verdict In the case of Isaac Solloway, former stock broker, charged with theft, fraud and breach of trust. Evldenca and legal argument required 34 days as the jury, under Jud?e Daniel O'Connell, heard scores of witnesses, some of whom were on the stand many hours. strength trebled. had been more than "It's Atrocious" Fred Montagu, Labi member of parliament and former under secretary for air, says "it's atro - clous that men should be sent up gteer , the rtowntown ..God(.n Trl - rTaming? Pr' angle'" 9ay he' through wlth P0"" Intensified training of mllitaryl airmen is required to keep pace with the rapid production of fight - ing aircraft. Several hundreds of young pilots have c"ie from the Dominlons, mainly Canada and Australia, to Join the United King - dom air forces. The total number ot first grade machines now in use for the defense of these islands already exceeds 1,500 compared to 580 in April, 1935. FRANCO'S ARMY IS DECIMATED IN FIERCE FIGHTING Barrage by Artillery Cuts Down Advancing Force On Snowy Plain REBEL CASUALTIES ARE SET AT 10,000 Reinforcements Hurried Into Teruel Fray But Forced To Retreat (By Ha vat (Frtnch Ntwt Agency) WITH GOVERNMENT FORCES ON THE TERUEL FRONT, Jan. 6. Huge Spanish insurgent forces, seeking to recapture Teruel, faced disaster today after government artillery had cut their communications west and north of the town with severe artillery attacks Wednesday. Government forces held mastery of the strategic Muela de Teruel heights, dominating the city from the southwest. In the snow - blanketed Sierra Corbalan, about five miles north of the town, government lines remained intact after violent Insurgent attacks were shattered by artillery. From a vantage point on the Corbalan heights, the correspondent witnessed some of the deadliest fighting of the civil war, waged in knee - deep snow and fog at temperatures hovering near tero. Fighting comparable in scope I and ferocity to Great War engage - I ments raged without ceasing dur - ing 24 hours as General Franco's troops fell upon government forces In supreme efforts to recapture the city. Uncounted hundreds of Insurgent fighting men were cut down in storms of shells and bullets. Insurgent and Government aerial bombing and strafing operations added to violence of the combat The government declared today the Battle of Teruel had cost the Insurgents more than 10.000 casualties and heavy losses of ; war materials. A communique said about 3.000 Insurgents were killed, about 6.000 wounded and several thousand taken prisoner during the three weeks of fighting in frigid weather. Armaments reported captured by the government Included 4,800 rifles, 211 machine guns, 97 mortars, 30 field guns, 300 trucks and thousands of boxes of ammunition. Early in the morning the Insurgents attempted a strong surprise attack against the Corbalan mountain positions. From a hill position near Con - cud, the correspondent witnessed the development of the attack and its disastrous culmination. The Insurgent Navaree and Teirco brigades advanced bravely through snow, unaware they were In the direct line of fire of heavy and light artillery hidden behind snowbanks. It was about 8 o'clock when they came within good firing range and the hidden artillery batteries opened up. Effects were frightful. Shells exploded In the Insurgent ranks, sending bodies flying skyward amid - chunks of earth and clouds of snow. Relentlessly the Government artillery intensified the barrages. Finally the Insurgents began to waver and fall back, leaving the ground littered with dead. Reinforcements hurried Into the fray, but they were obliged to withdraw to the positions originally held by the Insurgents. Well - disciplined, well - armed Government troops of General Sebastian Pozas wrote another dark chapter for the Insurgents when the latter attacked in the sectors southwest of Teruel. WINDSORS REPORTED PLANNING LEASE OF CALIFORNIA ESTATE I By Tha Aaaociattd Preial SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6 The San Francisco Examiner said today agents of the Duke of Windsor have been negotiating to lease the 50 - acre San Francisco peninsula estate of Leon F. Douglass, noted Inventor. Unless long and carefully guarded negotiations suddenly collapse, said the paper, the former king will bring his duchess to California to live when the couple visits the United States. As The Skirts Go, I By Tha Aaaociatatf Praail PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6. Colorful William N. McNalr, jester of Pittsburgh politics, - dvanced a "new" theory today about economics that the ups and downs of business follow the length of women's skirts. The man who as mayor fiddled on amateur programs and rode a . m i going to run again, n costs $25 now to run for a public office in Pennsylvania. The state's obtrfnlng money under false pre - tenses it s not worth $25 to hold nv nfri th. .,., .. . . , ,h, K, ' . " , , " bu5iness ccles - 1 was re8dinB " boOK lrom m' grandfather I ' library the other nijjht, printed in w HEREVER China look she soldiers silhouetted against the More Research Urged In Wests By - Products Making Paper of Straw Might Be Objective of National Council, Declares Official. "The National Research council Is showing laundries how to make their laundry whiter. Why doesn't it do something about converting the waste straw or western grain fields Into paper products!" J. M. Davidson, rnanairlni po YODTH SENT BACK TO PRISON LIFE HE BEGAN AT 15 Blames Troubles on Drug Addiction, Lack of Mother's Care Blaming drugs and his early upbringing for his downfall, Leo Alexander Trottler, self - confessed burglar, pleaded for leniency before Magistrate R. B. Graham in city police court today. Because of his long record, he was sentenced to two years in Stony Mountain penitentiary. When Magistrate Graham asked Trottler if he had anything to say before sentence, the youth started a resume of his life. "My father and mother were divorced when I was two years old. My father b - ouHU me up as best he could itt I missed a mother's influence. When I was 15 years old I was sent to the pen for four years." (Here the magistrate queried him as to the truth of the statement but allowed him to continue.) Learned Wrong Things "In the penitentiary I learned a lot of things I shouldn't. I went straight for some time after getting out. Then I met up with a woman and started using drugs. That has been my downfall ever since. This time I Intend to go straight If you'll be as lenient to me as possible." Mr. Graham said "I have to think of the interests of the public. Besides, you have too many previous convictions against you. Two years." So the dark - haired, pale young man will return to Stony Mountain. For a man cf 25 years of age, Trottler has an amazing list of crimes on his record sheet. Reason he was sent to the penitentiary at the age of 15 was that he was Incorrigible and could not be kept at the home for juveniles, according to a detective official. He was shot in the hip by a farmer some years ago while escaping after a crime In the country. The burglary charge which Trot - tier admitted Wednesday was in connection with a break - in last month at the premises of Mrs. Kate O'Reilly, 12 Lee Court. Two watches and a manicure case, valued at $50, were stolen. Trot - tier was identified by Mrs. O'Reilly as the man she saw leaving her suite the night of the theft. WINS CHESS TOURNEY HASTINGS, Sussex, Jan. 6 Samuel Reshevsky of the United States won first prize In the International Chess Masters' Tournament here today with a score of 7 - 2. So Goes Business VUM I WANT TO KMOW I titlT UJIll 66 THE LENGTH Of 4KIOT .M - J Mnta VcJ 1838. that said the depression of 1837 was cause.! by women's skirts "Durinz periods of Inflation, wo men's slrirta IfAKn o - nlno nn hut i ...... n p - I't when women go back to lonj skirts, we have another depression," he said. Dominating the Chinese Horizon jid sees Japanese In this striking photograph, troops carrying a dismounted field piece are shown crossing a small bridge near Shanghai. (A.P. Photo.) sky. retary of the Industrial Develop - ment board of Manitoba, snapped back an answer today to Major - General A. G. L. McNaughton, president of the research council at Ottawa, who Insisted the researchers are giving a large part of their attention to western problems. General McNaughton's statement came as a counterblast to Mr. Davidson's suggestion Tuesday, before the Young Men's section of the Bcsrd of Trade, that the council was unduly Influenced by eastern industry and political interests. Ncc enough was being done to solve the problem of balance pro duction in the west Today Mr,. Davidson amplified his stand. "It may be the desire of the research council to do things for the west but they are not being done "There Is a vast number of Items among agricultural surpluses wastes and organic materials in the west to which the research council could turn its attention, but not enough heed is paid to them. The research council itself suggested avenues of research along these lines in 1932, but nothing has been done since. "The simple fact Is that we in the west are entitled to a bigger share of the work being done oy the council. It is an organization supposed to help toward a balanced national production not merely to aid eastern manufacturers, practical though that work may be." Mr. Davidson said that in 1923 public - spirited citizens here proposed to form a Manitoba Research Institute to work in close relation with the National Research council. The principal objects of the Manitoba organization would be to discover natural resources and develop use of by - products In mineral, timber, fur, game, fish and other industries; to Improve methods In farming: to assist In developing better methods in manufacturing, and to work for abolition of diseases and pests In animal and plant life. Because of the depression, financial aid from the Manitoba government for establishing the Manitoba Research Institute was not forthcoming. The feeling today was that the time had come to establish the institute. "What we want to form is an organization which knows western problems at first hand and ran work in co - operation with the National Research council." 79 C0R GRAND NATIONAL LONDON, Jan. 6. Seventy - nine horses were nominated today for the Grand National steeplechase at Alntree, March 25. Read... The Musician's Wife She could have been great, but she was the wife of a great musician. Mounted Police Series Second story of six All the Way to Spain to Break Up the Montreal Drug Ring. China's Women Led by the example of Madame Chiang Kai - Shek, Chinese women jre winning freedom. Skiing (On the sports pages) . F'rst of 1 1 articles by a famous instructor. A complete course in skiing. And many other 'eaturet SATURDAY, IN THE TRIBUNE 5 CANADA INCOME FOR NINE MONTHS UP $61,159,455 Income Tax Revenue Alone Up Nearly $16,000,000; Winnipeg Pays More By Tha Canadian Prtaal OTTAWA, Jan. 6. National revenue figures released by Hon. J. L. Ilsley today showed that net collections from customs, excise and income tax for the nine months period, April 1 to Dec. 31, 1937, were $359,319,270. This compares with $298,159,815 collected during the corresponding period of 1936, a net gain of $61,159,455. Customs - excise revenue which totalled $251,928,436, an increase of $45,268,762, was made up as follows: Customs duties, $73,230. - 740, increase $11,720,375; excise taxes. $136,343,681, increase $27, - 712.242; excise duties, $41,749,167, increase $5,864,468; sundry collections, $604,848, Increase $71,677. . Income tax revenue climbed to $107,390,833 for the first nine manths of this fiscal yar, a net gain of $15,790,693 - TdW the same period of 1936. Winnipeg Up $473,962 AH districts with the exception of two showed gains, with Toronto well in the lead with collections totalling $36,609,758, increase $5, - 687,231; Montreal second with a revenue of $28,763,133, increase $4,501,328; London third with $9,304,061, increase $1,175,424, and Vancouver fourth with $8,150,749, increase $2,070,520. Ottawa district was next in line with income tax receipts totalling $7,197,266, a drop of $432,103. Other districts collecting more than' one million dollars In income tax included Winnipeg, $2,654,509, increase $473,962; Calgary, $1,128, - 908, increase $11,235. KING CLANCY DIDN'T RESIGN; HE GUESSES MAROONS FIRED HIM TORONTO, Jan. 6 King Clancy, whose reign as coach of Montreal Maroons ended J3ec. 30, clarified the atmosphere surrounding his de parture from the club today. The King said: "I didn't resign. I guess I was fired." Here to visit his mother before leaving on a holiday trip to Florida he refused to discuss further his relations with the Maroons or any other National League club. "As far as I'm concerned the whole thing is closed," he said. "I don't know where I stand In hockey and I'm just taking things easy. I have no plans." Hell Hath No Fury Like A Female Whose Financial Acumen Doubted Male tactlessness and female sensitiveness were the underlying causes of a squabble which threatened to develop into a major battle between the sexes at the inaugural meeting of the 1938 Winnipeg Public School board, Wednesday night. The feeling of the women members of the board were wound - i ed first when W. A. Cuddy, was ' nominated In opposition to Mrs. 1 Jessie Maclennan for the board ! chairmanship. ! Mrs. Gtrria Queen - Hughes, fail - ; Ing to persuade Mr. Cuddy to de - ! rline the nomination, suggested ! that the "second term" tradition mad" it almost imperative for the board to re - elect Mrs. Maclennan. This brought a snort of derision from William Scraha. who allowed that tht mayor's daughter should j he the last person to talk about I second - term traditions. I Even when Mrs. Maclennan her - : self inquired If chivalry weie dead, i the males remained adamant. Mr. Cuddy got the chairmanship, the other men feeling that when the board's problems were of a financial nature it was a man's job. It was this implication that they were incapable of dealing with money matters which really got under the women'f skins, and It was more than they could beat whin the proposed personnel of the flnam - e commiltre wns found to be entirely mule. V. R. Milton didn't help ma'ters with his ex - China Wakes Up Man - Power For Relentless War All Cities and Towns Occupied Areas Swarm With Troops After National Mobilization Order 80 Divisions to Be in Field By Spring. (By Tht Aaioclattd Praail HANKOW, Jan. 6. The man - power of this nation of .OO.OOO.OOO persons was being recruited today on a national mobilization basis for an unrelenting war against Japan. All cities and towns outside Japanese - occupied areas swarmed with troops. In some cities recruits outnumbered civilians. By spring China expects to have 80 full divisions in the field. money and munitions was General Chiang Kai - Shek, vested with full power over military and civil life of China under a government reorganized on a war basis. Kung Handles Economics Under Chiang, Dr. H. H. Kung Chiang's brother - in - law and China's leading finance expert was placed in charge of economic affairs and Industries. Last summer Dr. Kung toured European capitals enlisting credit and munitions. General Ho Ying - China, minister of war, veteran of the 1911 and 1913 revolutions and a graduate ot the Japanese military college, was named chief of the general staff. Officials insisted the government had enough money and arms for a long struggle. The Chinese government reorganization included establishment of six new boards and enlargement of the advisory council for national defense to a membership of 75. Left wing elements of the Kuo - mlntang, national party, and lead ers of the Eighth Route Commun ist party were given some places on the council. Red Reports False Chinese officials insisted, how ever, that Shanghai rumors that former communist leaden were playing an important part In the government were false. Tne six new boards art to de vote their time to military operations, administration and training, military justice, and transportation, Mme. Chiang Kai - Shek's air force (which persistent reports have said was being strengthened with Soviet planes and pilots) was active again. The government an nounced that Chinese bombers had ruined the Japanese airfield at Wuhu and demolished six Japanese planes. Military observers asserted China must place increasing reliance on guerrilla raids against thinly - held Japanese communication lines rather th" on costly positional de fense. The observers also expressed the belief that Soviet Russia was supplying China only enough war materials to continue guerrilla tac tics. JAPAN KEEPS EYE ON U.S. DEFENSES. TOKYO, Jan. 6 Japans newspapers gave keen attention today to United States defense plans as outlined In President Roosevelt's budget message. Editorial commentators saw "no cause for alarm," as the news paper Kokumin put It, but Jap anese naval commanders were ad vised to pay close attention to future developments. JAP BOMBERS KILL CIVILIANS IN HANKOW. HANKOW, Jan. 6 Fifty Chi nose non - combatants were killed or wounded today when 30 Japanese planation that the women were left off the committee purposely because the work was so difficult. Deserts Her Sex Tlie attitude that women are incompetent and unintelligent leaves me speechless," declared Mrs. Queen - Hughes. "As a member of the committee last year, I feel I know more about finance than its former chairman, Mr. Cuddy " Made uncomfortable by all this fuss, Mrs. H. Hiebert said she thought it "a pity to have divisions over sex as well as politics" and as far as she was concerned the slate of six men was quite satisfactory. Outside Jananese - planes bombed the air fields at Hankow and Wuchang, across the Yangtze. Chinese officer! suggested the raid was in reprisal for Wednes day's foray by Chinese bombing planes on the Japanese air base at Wuhu where six Japanese planes were reported destroyed. Today's was the second Japan ese raid on this provisional capital of China this week. (By Havaa (Frtnch Naw Agency) LONDON, Jan. 6 Severance of relations with Japan was urged today by John Marchbank, general secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen. . "It lies with the government to take really decisive steps to save China from conquest and dismemberment by Japan," Mr. March - bank wrote. He urged that the movement for a British boycott of Japanese merchandise beintensified. CONSUL FOR CHINA MAY BE RAPPED FOR CRITICIZING CANADA From Tha Trlbuna'a Ottawa Burtau Copyright by toutham Publishing Co. OTTAWA, Jan. 6 A speech he - e Wednesday night by Dr. Chang Lok Chen, recently appointed consul - general for China in Canada, laylng.that Canada wilj. "rue - the. day you neglected your western defenses," attracted attention here today.. Dr. Chang ".jTded nn - yhseE - u vatlon about "Xo'dlng ; - our" arms and depending .i.pon the Engli - :!; navy and the Jionroe doc'rlne." Repercussionn teued likely today. It is not conceded that any representative of a foreign nation has a right to tell Canadians or their government what they should do, or comment on domestic p" cies. consuls nave oeen repri manded before for their utterances, the last one being the consul ot Italy. A protest from Japanese authorities against the same consul's strictures upon its alms and ambitions also may develop. WHEAT REGAINS BULLISH STRIDE Regaining its bullish stride, the local wheat market soared on broad Investment buying and support from houses with export connections. Weakness at Liverpool was brushed aside as unreflective of the actual world wheat position. The Winnipeg July hit a new seasonal high point and at one stage was up the full five cents. Excluding the October, which made its initial appearance today, the market closed with a big advance of 314 to 414 cents, with May wheat at $1.28. Export business confirmed In the early stages was small, but last minute reports indicated that around 500,000 bushels had been worked, along with fair sales of U.S. hard wheat and 1 dark Northern wheat. For this admission she was roundly rebuked by Mrs. Maclennan, who felt that the least Mrs. Hiebert could do waj uphold her own sex. No Concessions Finally, to "clear the air," It B. Smith offered to step aside in favor of Mrs. Queen - Hughes. Hif offer was taken like a shot. The same trouble arose when 11 was discovered that only men had been placed on the pensions committee, Mrs. Maclennan asking. "Where are the women this time?" But this time the men were firm. No concessions were made, and the committee was left aF originally, selected. -

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