The Gazette from Montreal, Quebec, Canada on April 25, 1925 · 4
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Saturday, April 25, 1925
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X THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL, SATURDAY, APRIL 25. 1925. VOL. CLIV. No. 99 POLICE UNION IS ' NOW CONSIDERING SUIT AGAINST CITY Dismissals of Former President and Secretary May Be Contested ECHOES OF JUDGMENT Both Sides Intimate Readi ness to Carry Issue to Highest Tribunals of Empire Following Hr. Justice Coder-re's decision that the Police Union is a legally constituted body, it is likely that the union will sue the city of Montreal in the Superior Court alleging that es-Captaln Albert Carle, former union president, and ex-Sergeant Joseph Duguay, former union secretary, were wrongfully dismissed from the Police Department. Possibility that the suits Will be taken was admitted yesterday by John A. O'Sullivan, K.C., counsel for the Police Union, who added that the pleas for the two former police ofr-lcers vou!d be based on the findings of the Coderro judgment ren- ' dered Thursday afternoon. Tho matter is now under study and the final decision will bo made early next week. Carlo and Duguay were both dismissed from the police ostensibly for insubordination. Both men hold, however, that their union activities were at the bottom of their dismissal. Carle, when captain in an outlying police station, attended a meeting of the union without, as the City Hall considered, having fulfilled his duty in patrolling the dis-' trict to see that his men were at their posts. Duguay was dismissed, .and though the reason was a sub-1 ject of contention .it was declared in some .quarters that an interview he gave to a French evening newspaper f.n the union, and the attitude of the Executive Committee toward it .was the cause. When ho reported . on the police proho .Mr. Justice Coderre recommended that both men's cases be reopened. In view of the judgment regarding the union itself, court ac-. Uon is under consideration. READY 1'OR APPEALS. .Mention was niado tn Mr. O'Sullivan of the public intimation by Aid. .1. A. A. Brodeur, chairman of the Executive Committee, that if the city lost its ease against the union in the Superior Court, , it would carry appeal to the highest tribunal of the 'Empire. "We are delighted with the judgment," said the Police Uni,on lawyer. "We believe it be sound, and if the city goes as far as the Privy Council, wo. are ready to contest all ulon& the line." ' The union's latest success will be followed by an effort to unionize Ute force 100 per cent., it was stat ed yesterday. "We want a strong union in the interests of the city," j said one union oniciai. we want discipline, and we also want promotions to be made strictly on merit." CITY MAY APPEAL. City Hall yrinlon yesterday was that the city of Aiontrea-i woum enter an appeal from the judgment of Mr. Justice Coderro which upheld the legality of Uie Montreal Police Union. The matter has not vet been formally discussed by the Executive Committee. However, if reference were made to the declarations heard at the City Council, said Aid. Jarry, a member of the city executive, fhere would probably bo an appeal Aid. Desroches, who is likewise a member ot the Executive Committee, went a step further last night ivhen he declared tn reply to a question as to an a,ppeaj by the city from the finding of Mr. Justice Coderre, the mity would make an appeal without delay, and the reason was 'he thought that the city had a. chance to win dn a liigiher court. When the City Council meets on Tuesday next a debate on the position of the cfiity of Montreal may develop, thougih final action remains with the city executive. The policy that the city authorities have adopted for the last two years is that the Police Union is inimical to the maintenance of discipline in the force, which explains the steps taken by the city to have the union disbanded. tion, Mrs. Archie Waters; noeial, Mrs. Julian Scott; music, Mrs. II. Carden; wolf a re, Mrs. E. J. Weir educational, Mrs. E. Xiiefer; house, Mrs. J. Phillips: flower and visltin; Mrs. J. Virtue; civic and philan thropic, Mrs. C. W. Kydd: social eer vice and emergencies, Miss A, Davidson. - Besides the routine business, sev eral minor amendments wero made to tho bylaws. it was decided to affiliate the club with the League of Nations Society. Mr. Corbett, of the local branch of the society. was present and explained its objects, MONEY FOR PLAYGROUNDS. Tho sum of $200 was voted to the Parks and Playgrounds Association for the furtherance of the good wc done last summer and winter, while twenty-five dollars each wil;l be given to the North Branch Y.M.C.A. and Miss Dennis of the Social -Service. A review of work done during the oast year is considered very credit aiblo, many charitable organizations and other (institutions being aided in their work. The membership of tho club showed a large increase, while the financial Statement showed surplus and all conveners reported eood work done during tne year. Tho soloist for the afternoon was Mr. Archibald Taylor. Tea was served during the. course Of the meeting. CHANGING VIEW ON LEAGUE OF NATIONS Revolution in Philosophy of Canadian People Says Sir George Foster There was a great revolution in the philosophy of Canadian people with respect to their vitews on the League of NattonB, sweeping over Canada, according to SU- George Foster who conferred with members of the local branch of the League of Nations Society in the Mount Koyai Hotel yesterday uXternoon. Parti cularly was this fact noticeable an Montreal, ihe aaid. Local campaigners of the society engaged in promoting the membership drive for 100,000 members in Canada, were enthusiastic in their view of the future success of the project. Arrangements vere iboin. made, they eaid, to broadcast League of Nations concert from Ot tawa on Thursday evening, .May 6J, at which Premier Mackenzie King, Right Hon. Arthur Meighen and Robert Korke, M.P., would speak. The songs of some of the firty-five nations in the 'ie-ague would also 'be sung, it was said. Further eftorts to have the broadcast relayed by sta tions in .Montreal are under way. bpeeohes at the various service club luncheons, street ctr advertising which has beon donated free, and other forms of bringing the sub ject before the public are being em ployed by the isooiety. Mrs. V. C Hodgson is chairman of the Montreal Campaign Committee with headquarters in the Mount Royal Hotel. WIFE REPORTS HER - HUSBAND MISSING MRS. A. REEVE CHOSEN Again Heads Outremont and North End-Women's Club Mre. A. (Reeve was re-elected president of tho Outremont and North End Women's CJub by acelanratlon at the annual meeting of tli organization held yesterday afternoon In the MacVicar Memorial Hall. The following slate was chosen to assist the president for next season: First vice-president, Mrs. Georgo Mac-Gregor; second vice-president, Mrs. John A. Scott; recording secretary, Mrs., R. jllen; membership secretary, Mrs. A. C. Towne; corresponding secretary, Mrs. J. H. Norri3; assistant corresponding secretary, Mrs. F. C. Funnell; treasurer, Mr3. II. ,T. Bulley; press correspondent, Mrs. John Scott. Miss Agnes Macphall, M.P., has again 'been named as honorary president of the club. Conveners for the various committees 'were, chosen as follows: Recep- , Left Montreal East Last Saturday With Nearly One Hundred Dollars Edmond Landry, a father of nine children, has been missing from his home on Victoria street. Montreal East, for a week, and in reporting the disappearance to Chief Arthur Meunier, of the Montreal East police, Mrs. Landry expresses fear that her husband has been either the victim of an accident or of foul play. x The missing man was employed as a driller in the Canada Cement quarry in Montreal East. On Saturday morning he drew his pay and going to a bank in Longue Pointe cashed a cheque for $67. With this money and a few other bills he had between J85 -and i'-'O in his pocket and, telling his wife thaJ; he intended to make purchases in the city, he left for Montreal. This was the last time he was seen. Mrs. Landry told Chief Meunier that her husband was almost a teetotaler and was of regular habits. On two previous occasions, however. he had suffsred its of dizziness and Mrs. Landry fears that on Saturday he was stricken ill and perhaps while in this condition victimized by thieves. . Landry, who is 4(1 years of age, is described as being about u feet 7 Inches in height, of dark complexion, bald and brown eyed. When he left home he was wearing a black suit, grey Bpring overcoat and grey cap. Preacher From Kegina Rev. Dr. Murdoch A. MacKinnon, pastor of Knox Church, Retina, is visiting in Montreal and will preach at both cervices in Erskjne Presby terian Church on Sunday. Dr. MacKinnon was 'born in Nova Scotia, and occupied a prominent pulpit in Halifax 'before 'he was called to Regina some ten years ago. where he ministers to a largo congregation. He ?ia3 written 'many articles for magazines and has published a book of sermons, "The Imprisoned Splendor." WILLIAM R. GRANGER DIED IN 52ND YEAR Past President of M.A.A.A. Did Much. to Promote Amateur Hockey ILL SINCE AUTUMN President of Glassford Brothers, Limited, Instrumental in Organizing Quebec Amateur Hockey Association There are approximately 18,000,-000 motor vehicles in operation' in the world. I the Value of the Wrist Watch I NOW that the time for outdoor sport has arrived, we rriust not forget the wrist watch. No matter what the sport may foe, either golif or tennis, fey using a Maipipin -Wrtet . Watch you have always the correct time, lixcluslva models Highest grade imove-mentsi - I Sterling jfs.: g ' Silver When it was teamed yesterday that William R. Granger, past president of the Montreal Amateur AthWic Association and prominent Montreal business 'man, had died of heart failure after a long' illness, there was a general expression of regret from his many friends in Montreal, and many messages of sympathy were received at the home, 696 Victoria avenue, Westmount, from friends made by him in his travels throughout Canada. William R. Granger was taken ill late last fall, and had been confined to bis .home the greater part of the w.inter. He showed improvement eariy in the spring and maue arrangement to go to Atlantic City. Last week he suffered a relapse, and th trip was abandoned. On Mon day morning Mr. Granger became very weak, and death ensued early Friday morning. W. R. Granger was- worn in Beth- Jchem. Pennsylvania, on December 13, 1873; came to Montreal in the. autumn of T892, and shortly af.ter coming to Canada (became a pa. turalized citizen. lie joined the Glassford Brothers, Limited, about twenty years ago, and was president the company at the time of his dfiath. He also held office in the Canadian Manufacturers' Associa tion, and was a member of the Canadian Club. He was chairman of the Westmount Municipal Association, resigning from office during his ill ness. He was one of Montreal's most popular business men, liavmg the gift of making friends in all walks of life in business as in sport. His opinion in many matters was largely sought, and he was ever ready to assist those in need of advice. He was a -frefjuent speaker at the luncheons of 'the various associations of Montreal, and at ail sporting banquets, where .his presence Was considered essential to the success of such gatherings. ACTIVE IN AMATEUR SPOUT. W. R. Granger was first elected as director of the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association in May, 1914. and continued on the board until the spring of 19L'0, when he retired. During the year of 191t)-'!7 and 1 917-18 he filled the position of vice-presi dent of the association. Tn May, Skl8, he was elected president and occupied the office until the spring of 1981, after having served his two years' term. Ho first became prominent in ama teur sport when he was practically iistrumcntal in organizing the Que bec Amateur Hockey Association in December, 1918. to control amateur port in the Province of Quebec. Under his guidance hockey thrived, and 'by his efforts teams represent- ng Quebec wero enabled to play for the Allan Cup, emblematic of the senior amateur hockey championship of Canada, as well as for the John Ross Memorial trophy, emblematic of the junior amateur title. In Jus fight to maintain amateurism among hockey players, W. R. Granger wa-s made one of the defendants in a lawsuit brought by a hockey player, which had a strong bearing on the future of amateur sport throughout Canada. In 1921 he resigned office n tho Quebec Amateur Hockey As sociation to become president of the Canadian Amateur' Ifeckey Associa tion, being unanimously elected at the annual meeting held at Toronto. During his career as an officer of ttie Montreal Amateur Athletic As sociation, of wnjch, he was a life nwnfber, he held office in every affiliated clu1, and always evinced a keen interest in the workings of the ssoclation as well as in all branches of amateur sport. William R. Granger is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mar-jorle and Greta, as well as by h it-mother and one sister, residing in Atlanta, Ga, and four brothers, Henry and Rene, res-iding in l!o-gata. Colombia; Nathaniel, of At lanta, Ga., and Sherman, residing in Montreal. The funeral will take place this afternoon from bis late residence at 096 Victoria avenue, Westmount, ai 3.15 o'clock. GOLFING AT RAWDON ST. MAURICE RIVER RIGHTS AT OTTAWA Hon. Dr. King, Minister of Public Works, Refused Application Made ISSUE OF OWNERSHIP Attorney-General Intervened in Conjunction With Opposition of St. Maurice Power Company Hon. Dr. King, federal Minister of Public Works, met delegates on Thursday at Ottawa in regard to the question of approving of the plans of the United Manufacturing Company, for the development of a section of the St. Maurice River, and refused the application after hearing the various interests. The United Manufacturing Com-panywas represented by II. S. VI-pond, K.C, Montreal, and William Pugsley, advocate, of Ottawa. The opposition was made by Gordon W. MacDougall, K.C, Montreal, representing tho St. Maurice Rower Company, and by Clias. Lanctot, K.C, assistant attorney-general of the province of Quebec. Julian Smith, president of tho St. Maurice Rower Company, was also present. The application was to obtain approval of plans to build a dam on the St. Maurice River, and back the water of that river to a certain extent. Mr. Lanctot, who was in Montreal yesterday, on his return to Quebea, when asked why the application to Ottawa was necessary, explained that while the ownership of the beds of the river, navigable or not, waa vested in the Crown In tho province., there is a federal statute to the ef fect that no work can be construct el in navigable rivers without the authorization ot the federal Minister of Public Works, which Is only given after plans have been submitted showing the nature of the work to be done, and after reports have been submitted by officers of the department showing the effect of the work on the navigab!!:t o the river in question. Mr. Lanctot opposed the application of ,he United Manufacturing Company on the ground that tiie applicants' title was not established to the bed ot' the river where they de-Hire-J to erect these works, and that this part of the river had been granted by the Quebec Government to tiic-t. Maurice Rower Company, and that the part of the river which would be affected by the works of, the United Manufacturing Company are those which the St. Maurice I'ower. Company claim under deed from the government of Quebec, and where the St. Maurice Power Com- HEAR TERM FOR DR. L. ROCH UPHELD Court of Appeals Refused to Upset Conviction on Theft Charge RULING BY THREE JUDGES Verdict Held Not Unreasonable, or Unsupported by Proof Judge Scored Alibi Plea then driven off with its several occupants, but later collided with a pole on St. Catherine street, and was badiy damaged. The occupants flod, but the stolen goods wore found in it, according to evidence. Thus, said Mr. Justice Green-shielda, three outstanding facts had been conclusively proved. First, the accused was driving bis car at 2.45 a.m. on the morning of the robbery. Secondly, the car which wa.s used to carry away the stolen grods belonged to the accused. Thirdly, there was fairly conclusive evidenco from Constable Walker, that it was the accused Who drove the car from the building whioh 'had been broken into. Unless such proof were destroyed completely, said Mr. Justice Green-shields, It surely could not bo Maid that a verdict against the accused was "unreasonable or unsupported having regard to the evidence." "The accused realized this," continued Mr. Justice Grenshiulds, "and he proceeded, in what I consider the most clumsy way, in an attempt to befool and defeat justice." Dr. Rooh, said the judge, tried to prove an alibi by showing that he arrived home before the robbery took place. Tho woman who testified as to the hour when Dr. Roch was supposed to have arrived home, said tho Judge, in his opinion, had no idea of when the accused, her paramour, entered his house. "I am satisfied that she wa well aware of what was being done," said the judge, "and she was probably a particeps crimin's with the accused. The silk blouses which were .stolen, 'barring the mishap to the car, would have probably decorated her person at a 'later date." The attempt to prove an alibi was hold to have failed, and nnthfri!. having been adduced tn invalid.uO the evidence of the Crown, the ap peal was dismissed, with costs. Due to Natural Causes Coroner McMahon yesterday rendered verdicts of death due to natural causes In the cases of Mr?. Telesphore Richelieu, aged 70, of .ri",", St. Timothy street, and Mrs. Albort Bedard, aged 40, of 547e Panet street. Both deaths occurred on Thursday. The coroner also disposed of the case of Henry Mackay Cockfield, ' loan- Falrmount avenue, Outremont. who was fatally stricken on ir,t; street. Tests show that autqs skid less r. clean, wet pavements than on dr., ones. pany have erected part t "of their works. "The matter is a very important one inasmucu, as the ht. Maurice Power Company has very large in terests, and has spent a considerable amount of money, and issued bonds of considerable extent which are partly secured by that part of th river," said Mr. Lanctot, in answer question. "The decision con sisted principally in the fact that there is a case pending in appeal. where th title of the United Manu facturing Company, is put in ques tion, and th:s case will be argued shortly. Tho Minister of Public Works, who was surrounded by several of his officers, after hearing the arguments decided to adjourn consideration of the request until the judgment is rendered determining the party having the right to the river in the locality in question." Mr. Ianc-iot was of opinion that the case would come on early in the next tenm of the King's Bench, Appeal Side, which opens at Quebec next Fridiy. The Court of Appeals, division Of three judges, comprising Justices Flynn. Greenshields and Renvier, vesterdav unanimously upheld tho conviction and sentence of seven years in the penitentiary obtained against Dr. Lucien Roch, who was found guilty of having participated in the theft of a large quantity of silk goods from a shop on St. Catherine street west, in July, 1924. , Tb3 court refused to maintain Dr. RoCn's claiim that the verdict waa unreasonable and unsupported ly the evidence, and his endeavor to prove an alibi whs characterized an attempt to 'befool justice. The appeal was taken, said Mr. Justice Greenshields, wno gave judgment for the court, on the ground that the conviiotion was pro nounced without evidence showing any crime Implicating the accused. The appellant invoked the section of the Criminal Code which pro vides for an Ytppeal on the ground that tho verdict of ithe Jury wras unreasonable, or could not be sup ported, having regard to the evi dence. Before proceeding to consider the evidence adduced in tne case, Mr. Justice Greensinields pointed out that in the recent case of Davi3 and the King, he had laid down what he considered to be a fair statement of the general rule in such casea In this case, he declared that an un reasonable verdict might be describ ed as one whrcJi twelve reasonable men, free from prejudice, or par tiality, and unmoved and uninfluenced 'by improper motive?, could not render. He a.lso .stated, in the case, that a verdict of guijty, unsupported toy (proper proof, snould be quashed. In the lijrlit of the principles. the judge declared that, in order to maintain Hie appeal, the court should be convinced on one or both of the following grounds: that the verdict of conviction was unreason able, or that it was unsupported, having regard to the proof made, CROWX'S KVTDENCE. CASE- Proceeding to consider the moot on whioh Dr. Ilocui was convicted. Mr. Justice Greenshields, reviewed the facts of 'the case, stating that early on the morning of .Iuiy 9, 1D24, a building situated at 33 J St. Catherine istreet west, occupied by I J. Klein, was 'broken into, and silk costumes, worth $1,S00, were stolen. It was aiso abundantly proved. said Mr. Justice Greenshields that I during Saturday morning, July 9, 1 tne appellant was the owner of certain automobile, and that he was driving it about in the vicinity of) the robbery. Constable Dechene swore that at 2.45 on the morning in question, lie saw the accused driving along St. Catherine street, not far from the I shop. Later he was informed by a citizen that there had been a re volver shot. He wemt to University I street, and found Dr. Roch's car. I The constahle stated that he . had arrested the accused before, and I that he recognized ihlm on the oc casion In question. Constable Walker, who jaw a man running out of the btu'ding with box, approached the car nearby, and saw a man resembling Dr. Roch Kit ting at tne wneei. rno car was I UMrreo 353 St. Catherine Street West Course at Rawdon Heights Near the Lake Golfing is to be one of the fea tures of summer life at Rawdon on the Canadian National Railways this year, the Rawdon Golf and Country Club having been formed recent ly with the following officers: Pre sldent, Thomas Pearson; vice-presi dent, C R. Vail; secretary, N. J, Thomson; treasurer, D. J. Finlay-son. It is expected that a temporary club house In the form . of a log cabin will be erected shortly, and that the majority of the holes will be playable this season. The site selected Is at Rawdon Heights just across the lake from the village, and it is expected this will fill a long felt want in Rawdo. especially among the summer residents. Change in Postal Bates Owing to a service charge of two cents having ibeen added by the United States to their usual transit charges on parcels intended for other countries which are sent via the United States, the Post Office De partment of Canada announces that, hereafter, the rate of postage on parcels for Central and South America, Cuba, the Dutch West Indies, Mexico and Costa. Rica, routed via the United States, will be 20 cents for the first pound and 18c for each subsequent pound or fraction thereof. On parcels for Australia, routed via San Francisco, the rate on the first pound will e 30c with 22c additional for each subsequent pound or fraction. On parcels routed via 3an Francisco for Now Zealand, the rate for the 'first pound will !be J4 cenU with 22 cents additional for each subsequent pound or fraction. i jpr A good shave depends on your shaving stick just as much as it does upon your razor. 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