The Winnipeg Tribune from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on April 18, 1941 · Page 15
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The Winnipeg Tribune from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada · Page 15

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Friday, April 18, 1941
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Strong Magnet "Riding Mountain is proving to be one of our most important parks In Canada," he said. "The attendance has been remarkable, when you consider that we have such parks as Jasper and Yoho. In 1939 the park ranked third In number of visitors, but came up to second last year." With misunderstandings concerning border regulations cleared up in the U.S.A., the tourist outlook for the coming year is good, he said. In 1940 an estimated 1,170,048 people visited the national Recognize Leadership Of Winnipeg Women 'T'HE leadership of Winnipeg women In the co - ordination of their war - activities through the Central Volunteer bureau will be emphasized in a forthcoming film of the Canada Carries On series, showing the part played by women in the national war effort. "In establishing the bureau, Winnipeg women set an example to the rest of the Dominion of the wisdom of Integrating their war activities and service," John Grier - son, government film commissionei with the National Film Board, said in Winnipeg today. Three Films For U.S. Mr. Grierson Is on his way back to Ottawa from Hollywood. An American film company had sought the co - operation of the National Film Board in the production of three films for distribution in the United States, he said. The pictures will deal with the battle of the Atlantic, the Eagle Squadron, an R.A.F. squadron composed entirely of Americans, and air development in Canada. Of the Canada Carries On series, he said: "The war is giving Canada the opportunity to become aware of Itself nationally and Internationally. Our Job Is to help articulate that process. Because Canada is becoming a world power, she must under Rupert's Land Ballot Delivery Still Uncertain AT noon today there was no word whether corrected ballots in Rupert's Land constituency had been delivered at its 17 polling divisions, and it was not certain that the election could go on Tuesday, Pilot Eddie Richards, Wings Limited, left Gimli at 7 a.m. Thurs day, and no word was received until 2 p.m. Thursday. Then it was stated he had reached Norway House. This forenoon radio transmission was so bad that the plane could not be contacted. It was known that Thursday night there were at least four points at which the ballots had not been delivered Cross Lake, Island Lake Gods Lake and Little Grand Rsplds.; The ballots of which delivery Is being attempted are to replace an incorrectly printed lot which were distributed last Sunday. The dls tributlon was by plane and was made before the error in the print ing was discovered. Off Parade 9 BARRACK DOOM BREVITIES ROM " THE. TROOP5 AT EA5E. T IEUT. M. C Buckwell, known as Bring - 'em - back - alive Buck, comes from McLeod, Alta. He joined the 93rd Field Battery, R.C.A., In March, 1939, and was commissioned In September when war began. He Joined the Artillery Training Centre last July. ... '( The regular Fireside Hour was held In the rotunda of the Y.M.C.A. Sunday evening for men of Hit Majesty's forces. Three hundred and fifty men and their friends attended, Entertainment was provided by students of Gordon Bell High school with excerpts from Gilbert and 'Sullivan's opera The Gondoliers. George Rutherford gave violin solos, assisted at the piano by Norman Vickers. Florence Baskerville was accompanist at the piano for i the sing - song. A short uririre.u was eiven bv W. J. Dowler, president of the Y.M.C.A Refreshments were served by the Fort Garry Nursing fiisters. Assist ing with arrangements were Miss Marjoria Nunn, Miss B. Griffiths and Mrs. Eileen Clifton. parks of Canada. Of these 203,628 were tourists, mostly American. "The national parks are playing an Important part in our war effort," said Mr .Stead. "They probably bring In more foreign exchange than any other business or industry." Meets Local Officials During his visit In Winnipeg, he will confer with the tourist bureau staff and check on the motion ple ture library which is maintained with the Dominion Forestry ser vice. As result of the Edmonton con ference. Alberta might soon form a tourist council, he said. "It shows a tendency of the times and it is possible that other provinces might follow suit. stand her position, her responsibility and her sense of purpose as a world power." The Battle of Brains, a film soon to be released, would show that this war was not being fought in trenches but in the laboratories of science. Gathering Material All films in the Canada Carries On series are made in co - operation with the director of public Information, Herbert Lash. Stuart Legg, of the National Film Board, was also in Winnipeg today. He is returning to the East after a trip across the Dominion gathering material for films show ing the contribution being made by Canadian airways and railways to the war effort. Mr. uricrson and Mr. Legg are staying at the Fort Garry hotel. MAGISTRATE TEMPTATION In the form of a ten - cent bag of candy was what led a sorrowful looking wo man, with grey hair, before Magis trate R. B. Graham in city police court today. She pleaded guilty to a charge of theft and, as a first of fender, was let off on suspended sentence. Pierre, who pleaded guilty to driving a truck while drunk, was sent to jail for the inevitable seven days provided for this offense. And a gent who pleaded guilty to assaulting his former sweetheart, and a man who was his rival In love, was bound over to keep the peace, with the proviso that he paid $12 costs. Jim, a miner, was arrested 34 days ago for assaulting a man he believed had stolen some money from him. According to evidence heard Thursday, Jim struck his victim over the head with a piece of broomstick. The victim spent a month In hospital, and Jim, who could not furnish his ball, had to spend this period in custody while awaiting trial. Today Magistrate Graham, after having found Jim guilty, sentenced him to 34 days In Jail, dating from the time of his arrest, which meant his immediate release. LIEUT. M. C. BUCKWELL in...1,.... ftj " ' v r m i , ! When the call for nomination papers was issued, Mayor his papers, and when the advance poll opened in the Law Courts building Thursday noon, Mayor Queen was again the first to arrive. He is pictured above chatting to H. B. Thompson, poll clerk, at left, and Bert Doner, deputy returning officer, as he prepares to cast his ballot. Three guesses who the soldier at right will choose for his No, 1 vote. He is Lieut. A. Ketchen, son of General II. D. B. Ketchen, Conservative anti - coalition candidate. Lieut. Ketchen is pictured studying his ballot at the soldiers' poll in the district depot at 123 Fort st. Plan To Employ Relief Recipients In Beautifying City Is Considered Problem In New Phase As Jobs Take Many Off Rolls By J. C. ROYLE SINCE the first of this week the number of married men on re lief In Winnipeg has dropped by 67, indicating a steady improvement in employment. There now remain 2.255 on the rolls. The point has been reached where city government circles are considering the advisability of helping those still on relief towards rehabilitation by employing them at improving and beautifying the city. The city council Is expected to take action along this line. Aldermen and civic officials give several arguments for such a step. They point out: 1. At the present time the city can stand a good deal of Improving work on the streets for instance, and particularly cleaning up and beautifying. 2. There would be very little extra cost involved. 3. The unemployed men would benefit psychologically if they performed some work In return for the living they receive. 4. The unemployed men would be built up physically so that they could better obtain and hold a job. . Many "Light Tasks At present about 200 relief - kept men are employed at cleaning and beautifying the city under the health department. While it Is ad mitted that a great proportion of those now on the rolls could not do heavy work, it is argued that almost all of the 2,000 married men and some of the 1,000 single men could perform such light tasks as cleaning up vacant lots, cutting weeds, and tidying the river banks. St. Boniface has already led the way. At Monday's meeting the Cathedral City council passed an order requiring all able - bodi. ed men on relief to work for their relief. Previously the men had been invited to work and had the right to refuse. In March when the leather was cold and damp and the streets muddy It was found that very few of the men turned out. A Winnipeg civic authority with first - hand knowledge of the sub - The Weather Temperature at 6.30 a.m. today was 33; low during the night 32 Thursday's maximum 58. Baro meter 1013.9. To. day's noon reading 37. The weather Is quite cool in the prairie provinces, and light rain or snow has occurred in many districts. Forecasts Manitoba COOL Fresh norther ly winds, cloudy and cool today, with light rain or snow. Saturday, partly cloudy and cool. Saskatchewan Fair and a little I milder. Kenora and Rainy River Partly cloudy and cool. jshx. aim. ii" Montreal 3 Otlm tiu Kingston M Torunto 4 White River M Port Arthur til Sioux Lookout fco Kenora 68 Winnipeg 58 The Pas 31 Dauphin 4U Brandon fcO Portage la Prairie ... Cypreaa River 6(1 Harden 6? 43 37 .2 .1)7 34 43 2b 3 35 S 32 lb 14 L'g 3U M 311 34 :i j u .2 J 2 : ii IK IK IK - II - 4 31 37 41 .16 Emerson Kamttark 3K batevan 'Indian Head . iSwift Current Renina I Mnnfle Jaw . . 3H . - x :i7 34 411 4i 3'l 35 4t 4 41 S7 SI M 58 .03 I .32 Yellow Graaa Balllelnrd ... ?a.katnrn . . Prinre Albert Calgary Edmonton ... Lethhridge Medicine Hat Kamloona ... Vancouver ... Victoria ; .03! I Early rM - v, Meet said this morning there was very great neai ol woric coum oe done in Winnipeg with very little expense. Beautifying City Those parts of the river banks owned by the city could be cleaned up; vacant lots scattered every where could be tidied; streets and boulevards could be kept free of weeds and refuse; the boulevards and edges of gravelled streets could be cared for and the nuisance ground on Saskatchewan ave., beautified. There would be some small cost for equipment and materials, but very little. With utmost care being taken not to replace men who would regularly be employed by the city the relief recipients would work at the rate paid by the city for unskilled labor until their month's relief had been earned. Then they would lay off until the following month. The present unskilled labor rate is 45 cents per hour. At the same rate the average unemployed man would work around two weeks to earn his month's relief. Get Extra Money Rules adopted by the Dominion, province and municipalities in 1938 specify that when persons on relief are put to work they will be paid an additional margin of one - eighth of the amount of their re lief. Apart from milk, bread and fr lrL'" "and at Vhe s'amV Urn. do" a" tremen: . ...... At present the 200 who work Half Day For " Civil Servants The provincial civil service will get a half holiday on election day. Thursday they had their expectations dashed by a letter from the civil service commissioner that they wouldn't get it. Today they got the good news they would. Instructions to give it came from Hon. J. S. McDiarmid, minister of mines and natural resources, and acting premier in Mr. Bracken's absence. The letter from the civil service commissioner was based on information that it had not been the practice in the past to give employes a half holiday. Then there was some scurrying around to determine how the government could lawfully break its own laws. On this question of holiday the Election Act says: "The day on which polling takes place at an election in any electoral division under this act from and after 1 o'clock in the afternoon, shall be a public holiday in that electoral division." A subsection provides a little loophole but Mr. McDiarmid ruled it would be too tight squeezing to get through it. Except in two or three cafes where voting will interfere with classes, there will be no hoiiday in city schools. Most of the school buildings are being used as premises for polling divisions, but the school board management ruled ThuMlay that this need not necessitate a general holiday. Greek War Relief Tag Day To Get Generous Response ALL indications are that Winni - 'Vil PpR wi" contribute heavily to me lauatr in ui tr:K war ri'liei jn tnc 'tag day Saturday. Gifts are already romine in the headquarters at Portage ave., .34; and Smith st. gifts that tell of i,dpep and widespread s) mpathy fot ;!the cause. wnen roiann was oeing invaaea Winnipeggers gave in a Polish re - ;;;'licf day as they had never given; any lag aay oeiore. u is ex Voters John Queen, a C.C.F. - Labor candidate, was the first to file each day are selected for a number of reasons. They must work off their relief If they are enemy aliens, if authorities are satisfied they came to Winnipeg solely to get relief, If they break the rules, and for other reasons. This year Winnipeg will pay $390,000 and in the form of direct relief, and more if part of the Dominion's share is dumped on the city's shoulders. If all the people on relief were to work for the city full time the additional cost would not be more than $50,000 that is for the one - eighth allowances. Situation Changed , Some of the aldermen and civic officials say frankly they want the public of' Winnipeg to think hard about this question of relief. They point out that the situation has greatly changed since three years ago when the city council voted down by a narrow margin a proposal for compulsory relief work because it "savored of slavery." They point out that there are now more Jobs to be had and that soon It is likely many of those now on relief will be off. An alderman, who didn't want his name published ."because I don't want the unemployed to think I'm prodding Into their troubles With a surgeon's knife," had this to say: "I firmly believe we could, through such a plan, make our city dous amount of good for our un - I employed.'' Urges Planning Posf - War Era The biggest problem today was what kind of a world will follow the war and "we should start talk ing ahout It now," Dr. Harold Rugg, New York, told a luncheon meeting of teachers and educationists at noon today. The meeting was held in the dining - room of. the Hudson's Bay store under the auspices of the department of education. Professor of education at Colom bia university, and author of a number of text books on social science, Dr. Rugg told of the new trends of education in the United States. His subject was What Do You Mean by the Social Studies? "We are moving into a new era of civilization and we must be pre pared for its problems. The new methods of education in the United States aim to teach youth the aspects and problems of our democratic social and economic institutions. It is necessary to teach the young people how to think of these problems and to take sides in issues." Dr. Rugg told of plans for the world meeting of the New Education Fellowship to be held in Ann Arbor, Mich., in July. Two thousand educationists from 40 countries will attend. It was the first time the meeting will be held in North America. "There Is a great trend to discuss what sort of a world will follow the war and what we will do," he stated. pected that Saturday the city will go all out for the Greek cause in just the same way. The gifts so far received Include toione cheque for $15 from the St. Vital Old Timers' dance club and i one for $3 from an individual. In preparing for the tae day the ! Greek community of only 125 souls has been supported and helped b ia score of organizaions drawn from all racial groups and all sections - ' o: tne city. Nordin Confirmed As Deputy Warden Special to Tna Wlnn'peg Tribune STONY MOUNTAIN. April 18. Official word has been received of the appointment as deputy warden of the penitentiary of Eric Nordin who has been acting deputy for five years. Mr. Nordin joined the peniten tiary stan: in 1918 as a guard ami has been promoted through various departments to his present position He served overseas In the Great War with the 29th Battalion, ' Suburban Polls To Close At 7 Voters in St. Be'.ilface and suburban municipalities, were warned today to watch lest they lose their vote next Tuesday by mistaking the hour for closing of the polls. Only In Winnipeg do the polls remains open until 8 p.m. In all other electoral divisions they close at 7 p.m. All over the province the time for opening the polls is the same, namely, 8 a.m. There has been some confusion In interpreting the Election Act on this point. The section cites: "In all polling places In electoral divi sions comprising the whole or any part of a city, except in an advance polling place, the poll shall be opened et eight o'clock in the fore noon; and shall be kept open until eight o'clock In the afternoon of the same day," A subsection immediately following says that in all other places the polls shall be kept open until seven. Protests have come from voters in St. Boniface that, St. Boniface being a city, they should have the benefit of the extra hour for voting. Even though the St. Boniface electoral division takes in more territory than the city, the argument is that the urban polls at least should be open as late as In Winnipeg. The same arguments are advanced for Brandon and urban polls in Assiniboia, St. Clements, Kildonan - St. Andrews, and Springfield. For the present election, however, the arugment Is settled because election proclamations for every constituency other than Winnipeg fixes 7 p.m. as the hour for closing the polls. LONDON, April 18. The British Broadcasting Corporation, quoting a Dublin report, said a German plane crashed and sank In Eire ter ritorial waters today. The plane's crew of six was Interned. Old Winnipeg Friends Receive, Invitations To sV JUif.lL ImI ffyj 1 Ottawa Striving For Conciliation In Labor Disputes By Tha Canadian Prtii) ', OTTAWA, April 18 Industrial disputes involving about 11,000 men were spattered through Eastern Canada Thursday night, ruffling the prevailed in Canadian employer - labor relations since the start of the war. Although striking workers In one shipyard went back to work pending adjustment of a wage dis - pute, other disagreements that had reached the work - stoppage stage still were affecting Cape Breton coal mines, a manufacturing plant in Montreal and five shipping companies on the Great Lakes. At Halifax, 350 striking employes of the Halifax Shipyards Ltd., went back to work today after a conference with J. 8. McCullough, assistant to the chief conciliator of the Federal department of labor. The group, totaling about one - third of the firm's - working force. now awaits settlement of a wage dispute. Union leaders denied any connection with the strike, and Labor Minister N. A. McLarty had previously declared It "illegal. Strikes in two St. Johns, Que.. plants were reported ended, and there were indications a hotel strike at London, Ont., might soon be over. In addition, railway employes' unions with an estimated membership of 150,000 men have applied for boards of conciliation to consider their requests for a cost - of - living bonus. The Cape Breton coal strike af fected 12 collieries operated by Dominion Coal Co. and Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co. Only a few small, independently - operated mines in that Nova Scotia region were operating. Conciliation officers of the department of labor here said they were seeking an aproach to the situation which would lead to settlement. In Ottawa, Labor Minister N. A. McLarty appealed today to striking employes of Nova Scotia coal mines "to resume work at once and give us coal without stint ' In the in - terests of the war effort." For more than two days 12 big collieries in Cape Breton have been without production as work' ers protest against wage policies. Mr. McLarty said the issue should be settled at regular union meetings. - - . Although labor department off! clals said they believed there was "some Improvement" in the Great Lakes shipping strike Involving five companies, 700 seamen and the Canadian Seamen's Union, Dewar Ferguson, acting president of the C.S.U., said the strike had become operative against eight of the approximately 40 vessels operated try the firms involved. Crews of five Keystone Transportation Company vessels docked First Carberry To Get Wings THE first class of Royal Air Force student - pilots trained at No. 33 Service Flying Training school (R.A.F.), Carberry, will receive their pilots' badges in an impressive "wings" parade to be staged at the station Monday afternoon. Air Commodore A. B. Shearer, air officer commanding No. 2 Training Command, will award the badges to the graduates. It will be the first presentation of pilots' badges in this command. Group Captain G. H. Walker, officer commanding the Carberry school, In the city Thursday to arrange details of the ceremony, spoke with the greatest enthusiasm of the men In the first graduating class. They were keen, well - trained, and eager to see active service, he said. Upon graduation the pilots will comparative peace which has at Kingston, Ont., had joined the strike, Ferguson said in Toronto. He said earlier the crew of the Colonial Steamships' vessel Berry - ton had left her at Colllngwood. The strike was called by the C.S.U. against five companies which refused to sign C.S.U, agreements, the St. Lawrence Steamships Co., Colonial Steamships, the Valley Camp Coal Co., Gulf and Lake Navigation Co., and Keystone Transportation Co. The C.S.U. agreements were authorized last January by a government - authorized conciliation board. Two companies have reached agreements with the union, which is maintaining its strike against five other firms. Thursday night officials of Kraft Paper Products Ltd. and Cable Conduits and Fittines Ltd. an nounced that 220 striking employes In their plants had agreed to return to work today and that employe representatives would discuss grievances with officials of the tvso companies. Shortly before E. Mc - Quirk, special officer of the Dominion labor department, declared the two - day strike illegal. Accept Proposal At London, Ont.. it was renorted that 125 waiters, chambermaids and other employes of Hotel London, the city's largest hotel, had accepted a settlement proposal made by Louis Fine, chief conciliation officer of Ontario. Hotel directors will meet Monday to consider the proposal. . - A small strike Involvine 100 of the 180 workers employed by Electrolller Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Montreal has been in progress for some time. No recent developments have been reported. At Port Arthur, an application for a board of conciliation is being made on behalf of employes of the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. to deal with a dispute over wages and working conditions. Br Tha Canadian Praia! Montreal, April 18. Leaders of industrial unions In Canada and United States will meet here Saturday and Sunday at a "wage, hour and policy conference" of the Canadian Steel Workers' organizing committee, it was announced Thursday. Among the 50 delegates expected are A. R. Mosher of Otawa, president of the Canadian Congress of Labor and David J, McDonald, Pittsburgh, International secretary treasurer of the American Steel Workers' organizing committee. Graduates At Ceremony return to Great Britain for operational training in service aircraft and will then be posted to operational squadrons. Red River Drops Nine Inches Overnight The Red river dropped tilna Inches overnight, the second consecutive drop. It stands to - j day at 15 feet, four Inches above datum. This same day in j 1940 the level was three feet above datum, and In 1939 four i feet, six inches. In same years there Is a secondary peak, usually coming late in Aprl or in May. However, It is considered unlikely that the river will again reach 16 feet, seven inches above datum this year. ' Of Durbins Wedding ONLY those who can present this Invitation will . be allowed to witness the swanky church wedding of Deanna Durbin in Hollywood tonight. Nine hundred of them were sent out. The one pictured at the left was received by Mr. and Mrs. S. C Smith, of 2L'60 Gallagher ave., old friends of the Durbins during their residence in Winnipeg. Several others were sent to Winnipeg friends. Deanna's grandmother, Mrs. S. Read, of 157 Berrydale ave., St. Vital, and Mrs. H. H. Bradburn will be the only Winnipeggers to attend the ceremony. Large church weddings are a rarity in Hollywood where most actors and actresses elope to nearby smaller towns to have the knot tied in a civil ceremony. The marriage of the young singing star to Vaughn Paul, 25 - year - old studio executive, will be strictly formal, representing the ultimate In glamor. Not one of the details traditional to a big church, wedding has been overlooked. Bridesmaids, ushers and attendants will be In formal dre;s. - ' The marriage ceremony will be performed by Dr. Willsie Martin at 8.30 o'clock this evening (10.3O p.m. C.S.T.) in Wilshlre Methodist Episcopal churcn, - Hollywood. "This Is my first romance and I hope it is going to tic my last," was Deanna's comment when she ar.d Mr. Paul took out their marriage license. They met in 19.1ft on the set of her first picture Three Smart Girls, but it was not until two years later they went out together. Deanna's wedding day falls on the 33rd anniversary of her parents' marriace. Following the ceremony a reception will bfi held. The two will take a month's honeymoon but they did not say where.

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