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THE GAZETTE. MONTREAL; WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1912. VOL. CLXXI. No. 78 Billy 0. Scores Galloping Victory in Venetian Purse at Tropical Park 10 COMES FROM BEHIND BY ROBERTS' RIDE OYER SLOPPY GOING Son of Noted Race Horse Discovery Defeats Battle Lark by Five Lengths SILVER GRAIL THIRD Public Favorite Ii Beaten Off in Mile and Sixteenth Event Winner Pays $6.80 for $2 Coral Gables, Fla., March 31 VP) Billy 0 a aon ef Discovery bred by Alfred Vandcrbilt but flying the silks of L. Murray, spotted five rival of hit age about eight length at the itart and atill wai good enough to acore a galloping victory in the Venetian Purse at Tropical Tark today. Porter Roberta guided trie improved colt past the wire five lenrth clear of his nearest rival, Haiti Lark. Silver Grail was third, two lengths behind. The winner was a $8.80 for two hot and negotiated a mile and a :x'jrenth of slop and mud In 1:48 3-5. The evnt. which was for plater of the $2.5()0-$2.000 variety, saw S.lver Grail handing favorite play-era their sixth setback In as many events decided. TROPICAL PARK RESULTS First rac, 4 furlori Lady Bib 111. Srurlx-k, tin. 3 50. 3.30; Leo'a Brandy 1!. Wruht, 3 40, a so; Tower Mm 103. Campbell. 4 M. Time, .41 33. By rustic. Mauden, Chance Oak, Fin Try, ley Hun, War Shy, Chorsit, Crest 0 war. Zacanite. alio ran, 5end rac. 0 furlongs MUlmore US. Clark. 14 20. 5 80. 3 40; Chance Rim 10. P.runrll. 8 30. 4 00; Vint Et Un 114. Delara. 350. Tim, 1.1343, Chlr, Valdma Rebl. Nnbte Boy. Within, Poval P-lu. Present Time. Trace Boy, ll'irn Ward. Kent Miss. also ran. Third rare, a furlong Mavdiit 115, Wright, tin. 5 80, 4 00: Tly Cent Wfl. P-unelle, 11 SO, 7 30; Nlht Tide IIS. Million. 4 SO. Time. 1.14 35. Baby Tneree, Tlif b Luck. Olnocchio. Tarad-irj, R.ark Dame, Panther Creek, HI W'nnie. also ran, Fourth rare. 8 furlongs North Biund 107. Brunelle, 0 50. 3 70, 2 70; Albatross 112. Wright, 9 10. 2 50; F.p'stle MS. Strlckler. 3 10 Time, 1 14 25. Can-f'e-tirk. r.atfr Vp, Michiitan Seet, Bri Tooth, Fate, Bellcoda. alo ran. fifta race. 9 furlonss Ballinderry JM, Bnirelie, 7 40, 3.40. 2 70; Float Asr 113. MacAndrews. 3B0, 320; Sher-mn Ann 10l, Guerin, 2 50. Time 1.13 3-5. l..inda, Liberty Sand, Smart Crack a.o ran. simtn rare. 1 1-1 milea Billy O. 11. Rberm. eao, 4 o, 2 30; Battle T.ark If. Mil'.iran. 4 80. 2 50; Silver Grail V. Guerin. 2 20. Time 1 48 3-5. raise r:y, Praueworthy, Aunt Ellen also ran. Seven'h race. 1 mile and 70 yards O.reus Wins 111, Atkinson, 8 fto, 3.70, 2 70: Wavr.el If. Campbell, 4 50, 3 10; L1y Lyonors 109. Mlllisan, 3 10. Time 1 4S. Arabesque, Rluesmna Tacheone, Gsv American, Yarnith also ran. F.'.shXh race, miie and "0 yards Hup Nancv 109. Million. 3130, J)0, 0 2fl; Fneedy Josie I'M. Brunelle. 4.10, 3.40; faxontan m, Mav. 5 80. Time 1.4 4-5. rnmrninon. Breere, Ardour, High Plaid. Wicked also ran. DAILY DOUBLE PAID At Tropical Park Ladv B6W and M.llmore paid $82.10 for $2. TODAY'S RACING ENTRIES TROPICAL PARK SELECTIONS 1 Rewarded, Bettv Leon, Tower Lass. 2 Bouncir.. Infant Queen, May Bank. 2DonnaKma. Torch Gleam. Maecay. War Vision. Lazarus, Bufflrhead, 8 One Jest, Perfect hhvme. Bucking. Putit'her, Curious Roman, Mixer. 7 F.nra Borland, Forfend, Dancing Lnht. $ mging Heels, Handiboy, Migal Fav. Bt bet Enoch Borland. Track fait. FNTftlKS First rare, 11,000, 2-year-olds, four fvirlw.f xMiss Amanda 111. xFbony Be 111. xKven Stitch 111. Wee Helen lis. Go Wes' 118, Lady Duane 118, Be?tr I.on 118, Nice Enough 116, Clastic 118, Honey Crest 116, Gay Jewel 118. R.sky Raid 116. xTowtr Lasa 111, Adroit 116. Rocket Gal 111. Caroline T. lis. Bonnie Rue 116, Rewarded 116, Second hace, tl.OOO. 3-year-olds, mile and 70 yard Cuest Star 112. Paniluna 117. xOnnport 111, Chaffer 107. Gallant PCgv 107, Dot Savs Not 100, xBouncing 12, x.M.ybank 102, Cay Fad lU.Trlda-Jean !!. xSnowline 111, xTorian 107, 0'jetion Man 118. Infant Queen 107. Tarhaven 107. Tn-.rd race, f 1,000. claiminif, 4 and up, I jricncs Havou Cook 109. Unlmond I'M Down Si 114. xTorch Gleam 111, aDonnagma, l(, xNorsweep ins, xMert-tnous f)9, kllandv Justice 100, Itanre Dust lis. Pretty Rose 111, Megay 109. xCranrteur 103. Fourth race. $t.00O, claiming, 4 and tip, mile and a sixtrenth Morning Mail 110. Plater Inn 108, xElooto 105. xBufflrhfari 100, Sneedv Squaw 105, Cnozn 1S, Toms Latld 114, Lazarus 113, M.ss ptttypat 105. Jef fersontown 110, Wnna Itipe 110, xOtd River 103, Scsrer 113. xKsy a Pride f8, Commission 113. Wr Vision 116, Fifth rsre. 11.000, claiming, 4 and up, niie and 70 yards One Tip 112, xpom-i va 1". xMorrlecal 10H, Pel feet Rhyme 10S, One Jest loa. Bucking 108 Sixth race, f 1.200, allowances. 3-year-elds, six furlongs Florizan Beau 113, Islam King 107. xMlxer 102. Curious Roman 10T. Layaway 107, Jack's Girl IDS. Puttitthere 107. Seventh race. $1,000, claiming, 4 2nd vp, mile and a sixteenth xGeneva Cros ins, xDancmg Light 108, xMy Bobby 103. Forfrnd 111. xVla)ero 105, French Trap 10.1. xEnoch Borland 108, Beau Do 1 10. xllnnev Sent 103, Ano- rheies 113, Stand Alone 110, Sir Gibson 13. xPick Out 100, xBesa B. 103, Top 4Vff no. xJunco los. E.ghtn race, $1,000, claiming, 4 and up. mile and a sixteenth xPilatesun 1', xStr Hud 103, Bud-On loa, xBold Risk 108. Sirginc Heels 17. Misa High Ht 109, Hill's Palm 113. Handiboy 113. M ral Fav ln.t, Toush Bird 108, Catch-M-Not 108. Dunarlr J10. Town I.eaue los. Jumping .Ml ins. xAUen's Boy 103, On sbo 114, xYarnith 103. x-AAC. Sloppy. ELIGIBLE FOR DERBY CIIIQtlTA MIA Started 10 tirnei, won 6, third 3; won $17,013: wort Santa Uorbara Stakes at Santa Anita (first division!. Aberdeen Stake at Havre de Grace, Hotel Del Mar Stakes, at Del' Mar; third. Autumn Day Stakes at Empire City, rimlleo Futurity at Plmlico. Benr.i Oosterbaan still ir.Ua Tom Harmon would have been better basket ball than fnot ball star. If bed concentrated on hardwood. Charges by Halifax Team Leader Are Denied by Q.A.H. A. President Manager of Junior Canadians Declares His Club Poorly Treated Here When Playing Royals Dawe Says 'Nobody at Fault at This End' Halifax. March 31. W Walter Fitzgerald, manager of Halifax Canadians, said today his team was treated "so poorly" in Its Junior playoff game with Montreal Royala last week that he would "never take another team to Montreal." ' Fitzgerald arrived back home with his charges last night after absorbing a 12-3 defeat from the Royals in, the first game of what was to have been a beef-of-three series in the Memorial Cup Eastern semi-finals. The next day. George Dudley, President of the Canadian Amateur Hockev Association, announced that It had been decided to cancel the rest of the scries. "Its a money-making proposition and we're not big enough to interest them." the Halifax manager charged on his return. The small size of the crowd which attended the game "had a lot to do" with the rest of the aeries being called off. he asserted. The Halifax manager claimed he received hostile treatment "all down the line", while in Montreal, with Norman Dawe, president of the Quebec amateur hockey association, Ignoring all messages until after the first game when he told the Canadians they were through "and then got Dudley to back him up." No arrangements were made to look after the Halifax team while it was in the ctrange city as was the custom in playoffs conducted by the C.A.H.A., Fitzgerald claimed. "The team was left to forage for Itself and still has not received money for expenses," Fitzgerald said, adding that thev got through by borrowing money from Alphonse Therien, secretary-treasurer of the Q AHA. The Canadians' manager aid Therien did all he could "after a poor start," which Therien said was duo to the fact the Quebec authorities had received no authorization from Hanson Dowell, of Middleton, N.S.. C.A.H.A.. representative in the Maritimes. to lend , the Halifax team money. During the game itself, Fitzgerald said, play was rough with the Halifax team being boarded time and again. The referees, he said, "did nothing about the boarding." and the Canadians were unable to organize themselves for that type of play until too late. Fitzgerald attributed his team's defeat to stage fright and claimed his players forgot team work in attempting to impress Montrealers. "The Roysls have a bunch of good forwards but their defence isn't so hot and if we played them again SUN AGAIN IS BEST OF CALUMET STRING Trainer Ben Jones Holds That Colt Looks Like a Kentucky Derby Winner Lexington. Ky March 31. ) It's Sun Again as far as Calumet Farm is concerned for the 1042 Kentucky Derby but trainer Ben Jones Is none too optimistic that the muscular son of Sun Teddy and Hug Again will repeat Whirlaway's 1941 victory. The Derby. May 2 at Churchill Downs, is still five weeks away and a lot of things can happen between now and then. Musing about Sun Again's chances for the $75,000 classic, Jones said: "At least he looks like a Derby winner and will make a show in the parade (to the post)." Sun Again suffered a minor leg ailment while on the west coast, setting back his training schedule. He has run three-quarters in better time than 1:14 but Jones ten't certain he will be ready for the bruising mile-and . dinner Dcrbv run. "It's going to be a close fit." commented the trainer, "but with a good break in the weather. I believe we will Bet there. Sun Again goes in the Thoenlx Handicap open- T i lit. si ee i i 1 a . t inx aay wun v runaway ana proD-ably again later in the Kecneland meeting. We'll know more about it after those competitive efforts." As for the other Calumet Derby eligibles. Some Chance, the stable's No. 2 horse, hasn't trained quite up to expectations and Col. Teddy also U slow in rounding into form. Early N. Smart also has developed slowly and the filly Mar-Kell hasn't workrd out the kinks from the long trip from the west coast, where the Calumet string ran into the racing blackout. Pharathcen. Wishbone and Yukon arc coming along nicely, but all three are maidens and as Jones put it, "you don't win Derbies with maidens." CAGE TOURNEY LISTED Ontario-High Schools to Com. pete April 7 and 8 London, Ont., March 3 1 .(CP) The Central Ontario Secondary Schools Association will sponsor a tournament of senior high school basketball champions of Ontario at Toronto April 7 and 8. The playoff was discussed at an executive meeting of the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association held here. Windsor Patterson ' Collegiate, winners of the W.O.S.S.A., title, has been named W.O.S.S.A. representatives but if Windsor officials decide not to make the trip London Central's Golden Ghosts will represent W.O.S.S.A, in the championship tourney. HARVEY DUBS WINS BOUT Beats Pelaia by Decision in 10 Rounds Chicago, Mar.h 31 P) Harvey Dubs, Windsor, Ont., welterweight, scored a 10-round decision last night over Ernie Pelaia, Beaver Falls, Pa., in the main bout of the Marigold Gardens card. The judr.es voted for Dubs but the referee called the clean, fast fight a draw. Dubs weighed 148 Vi. Pelaia 152. they couldn't beat us by more than two goals," he asserted. UNAWAREOFAflRIVAL Q.A.H.A. Head Claims He Did Not 'Know Team Was Here Norman Dawe, president of the Quebec Amateur Hockey Association, said yesterday it was "no fault of anybody at this end" If the manager of Halifax Canadians had complaints to make about the treatment accorded his team last week in a junior playoff game against Montreal Royals. The Halifax manager, Walter Fitzgerald, charged that his team had received hostile treatment "all down the line' and that Dawe had ignored all efforts to communicate with him until after the first game. Royals won the game 12-3 and the remainder of what was scheduled to be a best of three series was cancelled. Fitzgerald said no arrangements had been made to look after the club in Montreal "We haven't a single bit of correspondence to indicate when the Halifax team was coming to Montreal," said Dawe. "If the team or the Maritime Branch of the C.A. H.A. had communicated with us we would have had someone at the station to receive the club as is always our custom. As it was we didn't even know when Halifax reached town." Dawe said that the Halifax team evidently had gone straight from the station to an hotel of its own choosing "not the one that we regularly use to accommodate out-of-town teams playing a series in Montreal." After the game, said Dawe, Halifax officials had informed him that the team did not have any expense money. Dawe said it was not up to the Q.A.H.A. to provide the Halifax team with funds but that the Association had done so after "receiving an O.K. from W. A. Hewitt of Toronto, the C.A.H.A. Registrar. Dawe said money had been advanced for the hotel bill and the team's train fare home. "I never was able Bt any time to get In touch with Fitzgerald although Alphonse Therien (Q.A.H.A. secretary-treasurer) and myself tried for one full Jay to do so but the officials I did talk to seemed angry at their own hockey association, rather than us," Dawe said. "Now that the team is back in the Maritimes it seems that , we're the ones to blame." HERSHEYBEARSWIN OYER CAPITALS 5-4 Come from , Behind in Overtime to Square A.H.L. Series at One Triumph Each Indianapolis, March 31. ") Her-shey Bears came from behind in overtime tonight to beat Indianapolis Capitals 5-4 and square at one game each the best-of-five final serfcs for the Calder Cup signifying Amer lean Hockey League supremacy. Wally Wilson of Hershey took the puck from a faceoff in the Indianapolis zone and made a goal to tie the score at 4-all with less than three minutes to go in the third period, forcing the game into a 10- minute overtime. Only two minutes and 58 seconds of the extra period had passed when Phil Herpesheimer received a pass from Gordon Pettinger and got by Lfoalie Joe Turner lor the score, his second of the game, that sjpelled victory for the Bears. For the last 21 seconds of the first period and the first few seconds of the second Hershey wms short two men because Roger Jenkins and Pettinger were in the penalty box, but the Caps failed to take advantage of the opportunity to score. Indianapolis won the first game of the series here Sunday night The teams go to Hershey for the third Thursday night. The teams: 1lrKhV Tnriianans.Ha Da more gol Turner Jenkins defence Behltng Lauzon defence McCaig K. Kilrea centre Rrnwn Kirk wing Fisher Sorrell ....wing K. KUrea Hershey aubs: WUson, Frost. Stewart, EddolUi. Pettinger, Lofvendahl, Hcrge-ahelmer, Riley, Grade. InxlliinatKilia aub.s: Jackson, Ross, Jennings, Gicnebrecht, H. KUrea, Douglas. Sawyer, McAtee, Keating. Referees: McVeigh and Kuntz, First Period. 1 Indianapolis. .Brown (Fisher, K. Kilrea) 3.08 2 Hershey Stewart I Pettinger) 15.58 Penalties Jenkins, Pettinger. Second Period. 3 Indianapolis. .McCaig (Sawyer) 4 06 Penalties Sawyer, Jenkins. 4 Indianapolis. .Jennings ' uvicAiK, vjriese Dtrecnx 1 7.52 5 Hershey Hergesheimer (Stewart. Jenkins) 10 J6 6 Indianapolis. .Douglas (Sawyer. Keating) 10.38 7 Henshey W. Kilrea (Kirk. Sorrell) 1158 8 Hershey Wilson 17.06 Penalties None. Overtime Period. 9 Hershey Hergesiheimer (Pettinger) ,.. 2.38 Penalties None. LEO LEBRUN BEATEN Montrealer Loses Decision to John Connelly New York, March 31. John Connelly, 123V4, of Long Island City, N.Y., won a decision over Leo Lebrun, 118, of Montreal, in a four-round boxing bout at the Coliseum tonight, Newark Releases Murphy Newark, N.J., March 31. OP) The Newark International League baseball club announced today that Lamar Murphy, outfielder, had been sent to Kansas City of the American Association. Murphy, 23, played last year with Norfolk. ACES ROUT MINERS IN THIRDGAME, 8-0 (Continued from Page 14.) Stahan took a pass at centre ice and tricked the defence to beat Boatea again. Rozzini was in the penalty, box when Bruneteau push- SERIES MOVES TO QUEBEC President Norman Dawe, of the Quebe Amateur Association, announced early this morning that the fourth game of the Quebec , Aces-Glace ' Bay Miners Eastern Allan Cup series would be played In Quebec tomorrow night. Aces lead the beot-of-five playoff by 2-1. If Aces win the series tomorrow, the opening game of the Eastern final with Ottawa R.C. A.F. Flyers will likely be played here Saturday night, it was learned. ed the score up to 5-0, even with Foster draped around his neek as he skated in from the wing. Nicholson made it 6-0 in the third session and then came a pair from" Hamel, 11 seconds apart, on breakaways, to complete the rout. Bill Touhey, coach of the R.C.A.F. Flyers, and Squadron Leader Campbell, manager of the team, were at the game. Touhey figures the Aces will eliminate the Miners and the winner of the Flyers-Quebec series will win the Allan Cup. The Miner's will today be guests at a luncheon at the Queen's Hotel, the affair being arranged by the QA.H.A. Corporal Harold Hayter. former popular scorer for the Q.S.H.L., was a spectator last night, his first local hockey game in two years. Harold recently returned from overseas after serving with the Black Watch. He will be here for about six months before going back to join his unit. ' The puck was batted into the crowd several times and one of the best catches was made by Eddie Gronau, Q.S.H.L. vice-president, who just saved Bob Shawkey, the former N.Y. Yankee and Montreal Royal pitchor from being hit on the head by the flying disc. Walter Monson, playing-coach of the Miners, figures that his team can play a lot better hockey and "with some breaks might win the next game." Lex Cook, Cornwall Flyers' coach, is expected to remain in Cornwall all summer. Yesterday the Flyers' pilot started building for next season 1 and signed Lloyd Ailsby. Majority of this season's players will be retained, but a couple of new men are being sought, Clarence Markell, Cornwall executive, said. The teams: Glace Bay Quebec Boates goal Bouvrette Gallagher defence Stahan Phillips defence McMahon Baird centre Robertson Monson wing........ Bruneteau Foster wine Reay Glace Bay subs: White, Cooper, Mc-Beth, Anderson, Mackie. Derblens. Quebec subs: Lcc, Hamel. Rozzlnl, Gaudreault, Nicholson, Graboskt. Referees: Bert Hedges, Toronto, and jonnny Jones, uueiph, Ont. First Period. 1 Quebec. Graboskl 10.17 2 Quebec. Lee ! 19.23 Penalties: Gaudreault, Phillips. Second Period. 3 Quebec. .Nicholson (Stahan, Gaudreault) 7.32 4 Quebec. .Stahan (Lee) 8.43 a yuepec. .tiruneteau 18.44 Penalties McMahon, Rozzini. Third Period. 6 Quebec. Nicholson (Lee. Gaudreault) 14 06 7 Quebec. .Hamel (Reay, Graboskl) 18.30 8 Quebec. .Hamel (Reay, Bruneteau) 18.41 Penalties: None. STANISLAS WINS 26-21 Defeats Mont St. Louis to Win Cage Title ' Stanislas captured the championship of the French schools' basketball league last night by defeating Mont St. Louis 26-21 in the third game of the best of three series, played at the Natlonale court. At half time the teams were tied at 19-19. Mont St. Louis won the opener of the series, 41-38, after two periods of overtime with Stanislas winning last Saturday, 29-27, after one overtime period. ' Saturday the Stanislas team will face Querbes Academy in an exhibition tilt at the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial gymnasium, preceding the game between Mount Royal and the All-star collegiate outfit from Northern New York State. CITY SEIZES STADIUM Toronto Takes Ulster Sports Field for Unpaid Taxes Toronto, March 31. ((R Ulster Stadium, well-known Toronto sports field, has been taken over by the city for unpaid taxes, it was learned today. Best known as a home of soccer football teams, it has not been indicated whether any soccer games will be played there this summer. EAGLES STOP SEA GULLS Score 7-6 Playoff Victory 'After Overtime Atlantic City. N.J., March 31. (iF) Washington Eagles nipped Atlantic City Sea Gulls 7-6 in an Amateur Hockey Association of the United States championship playoff game that went into a "sudden death" overtime period here tonight. Deadlocked at 5-5 at the end of regulation time, each team counted a goal in the regulation overtime period. Then Hallowell scored at 3.28 of the sudden death period. Kansas City Enters Final Fort Worth, Tex., March 31. (ff) The young and hustling Kansas City Americans beat off a blistering last-period assault' by Fort Worth Rangers tonight to take the Southern Division playoff of the American Hockey Association, 7-6. Kansas City now meets Omaha for the league .title. , Motorists Are Warned Not to Speed on Bridge Drawing attention to the fact that a large number of speeding motorists had been arrested on Jacques Cartier Bridge in the past week or so, authorities of the Harbor Police Department warned last night that a concerted drive has been launched against speeders in that area and that offenders will be dealt with severely. "The Harbor Bridge is not a speedway," Col. E. A. Williams, head of the Harbor Police, declared last night. "Unfortunately, a lot of motorists think it is, and some of them have been 'clocked' at anywhere between 50 end 70 miles an hour over the bridge," he said. "We're after them this time and we mean business," said Col. Williams. "We've caught some of them, including one Lennoxville man who was hitting 70 miles an hour and who had false licence plates on his car. He was taught a severe lesson in court yesterday." (Col. Williams apparently referred to Garnett R. Bennett, of Lennoxville, who was arrested early Sunday morning, and who appeared in local police court Monday charged with reckless driving and the false-plates offence. He was fined $50 and costs on the . first charge and $15 and costs on the second.) "The speed limit over the Harbor Bridge is 25 miles an hour," the police head stated, "and motorists, in addition, are supposed to slow down below that mark while passing the St. Helen's Island road." "That law is going to be enforced." he declared emphatically. Pointing out that slower driving would not only be less hazardous but would help the country's war effort in saving gas, and wear and tsar on motor-vehicles, Col. Williams said he had given instructions to his traffic officers to keep the bridge under close speeder surveillance henceforth. FOSTER RE-ELECTED CADET LEAGUE HEAD Air Force Officer Tells Group Civilian Sponsors Have 'Tremendous Job' Gttawa. March 31. CB George B. Foster of Montreal has been reelected president of the Air Cadet League of Canada, league headquarters announced today following the annual meeting of directors yesterday. Two new members, Group Capt. H. P. Crabb. Royal Canadian Air Force, Ottawa, and D. A. Ross, Calgary, were elected to the national board. Group Capt. Crabb told the meeting that civilians in the league sponsoring aviation training for boys had "a tremendous job" to do. The urgent need of the Air Force was for men suitable for training as pilots and observers. "We need more men with the physical and educational qualifications for these positions than now 3 .1 v GEORGE B. FOSTER, K.C. are available," said Group Capt. Crabb who is R.C.A.F. director of manning. The training of air cadets was a means of filling the need for men with the necessary qualifications. He advised against the training of boys who would not be able to take their place in the Air Force as it made for costly procedure and disappointment to both boys and the civilian supporters of the league. The league board agreed that the air cadet syllabus of training should be modified slightly to mesh with the initial training school course of the R.C A.F. This work is expected to average four hours a week for two 10-month terms with most cadet squadrons, Group Capt. Crabb said. It was decided the league should concentrate mainly on enrolling boys of 15 to 18 years and only take boys under 15 as juniors in special cases. New league vice-presidents are A. W. Carter, Vancouver; W. T. White, Halifax, and D. R. MacLaren, Winnipeg. v Other new- officers are the honorary secretary, fArthur L. Melling, Montreal, and 'executive members, R. H. B. Ker, Victoria: C. A. Gray, Ottawa; G. B. Foster, A. L. Melling, A. R. Brennan, Summerside, P.E.I.; G. R. Hodgson, Montreal; D. R. MacLaren, and an R.C.A.F. representative. Other delegates attending were W. G. Brandreth, Vancouver; H. R. Carson, Calgary; H. E. Drope, Re-gina; Sir Ellsworth Flavelle. Tor onto; W. B. Tingle and Earle Spaf-ford, Montreal; Pierre de Varen- nes. Quebec; Sqdn. Ldr. R. W. Frost, Sqdn. Ldr. H. W. Aslin, and FO. W. M. Graham, R.C.A.F. M.MIM. .1 .,1 I ,M I U.S. Red Cross Tops Goal Washington. March 31. OF) Pre sident Roosevelt said today the $65,000,000 war fund sought by the American Red Cross has been over- eubf-;ribed. Contributions still are cor jig in. Liquor Imports Are Banned Melbourne, April 1. (Wednesday) (AAP) Importation of liquors, liqueurs and wines has been banned, so that the only spirits available are Australian products, which already have been reduced by one-third. - , v. , Sf I 1 1 SUGGESTS INDUSTRY FINANCE EDUCATION L. N. Buzzell Says Taxation in City and Province Would Provide Funds TALKS TO OPTIMISTS Protestant Committee of Education Member Recommends Independent Board to Set Rates Funds to provide for an up-to-date system of education in this province, both on the Island of Montreal and throughout the rest of the province, can be realized from additional revenues raised by assessing and taxing industry both in Metropolitan Montreal and throughout the province on the same basis, L. N. Buzzell, a member of the Protestant Committee of Education, suggested yesterday in addressing the weekly luncheon meeting of the Optimist Club in the Windsor Hotel. "This work could best be done by an independent board of assessors appointed by the provincial Government," Mr. Buzzell stated. "Its duty would be to see that all industries paid their fair share for education and that the resources of all be pooled to educate rich and poor children alike." Pending such tax reforms, financial aid must be forthcoming from the provincial Government the speaker claimed. "It is not unreasonable to expect that provincial Government grants to education should be increased since the Quebec Government makes the lowest contribution to public school education of any pro vince, in the Dominion," Mr. Buzzell maintained, adding that increased grants lor education would mean curtailment of Government spending in other directions. Dealing principally with the financial aspects of Quebec's educa tional problem. Mr. Buzzell also re ferred to compulsory education, em- pnasizing mat mere are out lew countries of the world that do" not insist on a minimum of educational proficiency being realized as a necessary pre-requisite to citizenship. There is nothing of tyranny or oppression in compulsory education, Mr. Buzzell urged, pointing out that it is one of the first of many phases of social economy that have engaged the attention of progressive countries for many years. SAYS SYSTEM HAPHAZARD. Quebec's system of taxation for educational purposes is haphazard, Mr. Buzzell charged. With the exception of municipalities falling under the Montreal Protestant Central. School Board, there is no uniform system of real estate taxation for school purposes in force in municipalities throughout the province. Insofar as Metropolitan Montreal is concerned, Mr. Buzzell continued, the Quebec Government makes practically no grants for education. "The school boards under control of the Montreal Protestant Central School Board educate about two-thirds of the Protestant school children in the province, and yet the province contributes only about 70 cents towards the education of a r-hild. which costs the Central .Board $100 annually," the speaker explained. Lack of funds is adversely effecting Quebec's educational system by causing "entirely inadequate" salaries for teachers, Catholic as well as Protestant, and by tending to perpetuate a rigid curriculum which is not giving a practical education to a great number of boys and girls attending schools. There is a growing feeling that the Montreal Protestant Central School Board should be replaced by a new island board composed of at least 15 men and women "which would administer Protestant education throughout the Island of Montreal and which would bring about sounder financial and pedagogical administration," Mr. Buzzell pointed out. Under this plan, the speaker ex- filained, administration of educa-ion would be in the hands of a superintendent, with jurisdiction over all pedagogical matters in the island's schools; a secretary-treasurer, in charge of accounting and finances of all Protestant education on the island, and a building superintendent, responsible for the maintenance of all school buildings. These officials would be responsible to the board. Suggestions are also being put forward that, insofar as rural Quebec is concerned, regional school boards should be established to centralize the administration of education in rural districts, the speaker declared. ."We all realize that the most important job of all Canadians at the present time is to win this war and that all our national efforts should be directed towards this end," Mr. Buzzell concluded. "I suggest, however, that there is no problem on the home front that needs greater consideration than that of maintaining and improving our educational stan-dards WATER WASTE OFFENCE Bermuda Prepares for Expected Dry Season Hamilton, Bermuda, March. 31. (CP Cable) A water conservation order issued by the government today labelled wasting water an offence in this colony, where rains provide the chief source of drink-in fluid. The regulation was affected at a time when tanks are .filled with the winter's rains, it was explained, to obviate the condition that arose last summer when a record drought forced chartering of a "mercv" shin to bring water from the United States. While penalties were not specified, the new order said water would be deemed wasted whenever a greater quantity was used for any purpose than was reasonably required. Also, rain-water must not be used for washing or watering lawns and ornamental plants. Sea-water or the island's brackish well water may be used for these purposes. , Nearly 90 per cent, of the people of India live in villages. Spanking Experiment Puts Student in Court Cambridge, Mass., March 31 (JP) A 17-year-old Harvard freshman from Chicago, accused of luring a 10-year-old girl to his room and spanking her so that he could study her psychological reactions, was held in $2,500 bail in district court today.- The youth, who was booked as Eugene Golub, pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault and battery, and was held in $2,500 bond for trial. Police Sergeant Charles Warnock said that the youth told him he wanted to determine the psychological effects of a spanking on a child, and that he had used a time-set camera for making pictures. Warn-cock quoted Golub as saying that the pictures were mailed to a student of psychology at the University of Chicago. The affair was placed before the police by City Councillor Michael A. Sullivan, who encountered the child and her mother in a hospital to wheih the girl had been taken for examination. JAP BOMBS SCORE ON BATAN HOSPITAL 'Number of Casualties' Caused in Marked Building, Heretofore Avoided (Special to The New York Times and The Gazette.) Washington, March 31. Bombs dropped by the Japanese on Batan Peninsula yesterday struck a base hospital and caused "a number of casualties," the War Department announced today in a communique describing continued operations in that theatre. The hospital hit, the announcement added, "was plainly marked and had been carefully avoided by the enemy bombers until yester day." The attack on the hospital oc curred in the midst of operations in which the Japanese apparently have fallen back on the procedure of using bombers ' to "soften" the defensive positions while reorganizing their ground forces. The United States and Filipino defend ers recently threw back a mass land auacK wnicn reporiea neavy casualties to the enemy. The only group action reported in the past 24 hours consisted of "sharp clashes between patrols" which created sporadic activity but necessarily are inconclusive in the long run of the battle. In pursuing the new type of attack, the Japanese have bombed pretty steadily the front and rear positions of the defenders. Even heavier aerial attacks have been made on the harbor defences, which cluster around the fortified Island of Corregidor. It appears to observers here that the most persistent efforts are being made to reduce the island forts which have continuously blocked the entrance to Manila Bay. Lieut. General Jonathan M. Wain-wright, successor to General Douglas MacArthur in command of the Philippine defences, has reported each day that these attacks on the forts have caused little damage and few casualties. In addition to the air raids, the Japanese yesterday pounded the forts with shells from shore batteries established on the site of the abandoned Cavite naval base, and the forts returned this fire. One enemy launch was destroyed in Manila Bay by fire from Fort Hughes, ihe communique added. Lack of word concerning other areas indicated that no action had been reported today from other sec tions of the . Philippines. OFFICERS IN BRITAIN TO DIRECT POLLING Supplies Sent Over tor Active Service Vote in Manpower Plebiscite Ottawa, March 31. (00 Lt.-CoL Ef H. Minns of Ottawa, special re- turnine officer, and Capt. L. A. Giroux of Strathmore, Que., have arrived in the United Kingdom to supervise the taking of the manpower plebiscite vote, it was learned here today. Col. Minns and Capt. Giroux took with them to the United Kingdom the printed supplies necessary for the Active Service vote there. Their office will be established in London and the service voters will mail their ballots In special en velopes. Counting will take place under the special otiicers airec tion. J. H. Fitzgerald. Toronto advertis ing man, has been chosen to handle an "information service" in connection with the manpower plebiscite, on which voting will take place on April 27. it was learned today. The main purpose of the appoint ment is to make avanapie information in connection with the plebiscite to those who may incjuire. Some printed matter was expected to be crenared for distribution, but no large governmental expenditures have been planned. ARP Squad Quells Fire In West Canadian Port A' West Coast Canadian Port, March 31. (CP) Quick action by an air raids precaution fire-fighter squad brought a blaze at a west coast shipyard here today under control before any serious damage was done in the huge machine shop. Employees noticed the fire in a drafting room and ARP fire fighters went into action -immediately, holding the flames in check until the arrival of the fire department Damage to blue prints was placed at $300 and flooring and joists were charred by the flames. Troops Sent to Cape Verde Lisbon, March 31. JP) Another contingent of Portuguese troops left today to reinforce the garrison on the Cape Verde Islands ia the Atlantic. UNEMPLOYED GIVEN ADVICE ON CLAIMS Appeal Procedure tfutlinecj Against Decisions of Regional, District Officers Certain unemployed insured per- sons who have applied for benefit have been under -the impression that the employment and claims officer makes the decisions as to whether they are entitled to benefit. This is incorrect. L. M. Lym-burner, the local manager, stated. He then described the procedure as follows: All claims for benefit are passed on to the adjuticating officer sta tioned at each of the nine regional and district offices across Cana da. It is the Wuty of these officers. known as Insurance Ollicers. to consider all the evidence presented with each application. The duty of the Insurance Officer is to review the claim, and if for some reason he cannot pass it. to notify the claimant that he is of the opinion the claim is not allowable, but that if the person concerned i dis satisfied with the decision given by the insurance officer, he may appeal to the Court of Referees, consisting of an independent chairmani appointed by the Governor-in-Council, together with one representative of employers and one of insured persons, who are seiectea from panels that have been set up under the Act The claimant has the right to appeal to the Court of Referees within 21 days. An appeal from a decision of tfca Court of Referees may be made to the Umpire (1) by an insurance of ficer; or (2) by an association or employed persons, of which the claimant is a member in gooi standing on the date when the claim was made; or (3) by the Claimant himself (a) if the decision of the Court of Referees is not unanimous, (b) with the permission of the chairman of the Court in any other case. An appeal to the Umpire must ba brought within six months. The decision of the Umpire, the Hoi-Mr Justice Lucien Cannon, will bs final in all cases. The proceedings before the Court of Referees, and any appeals arising therefrom to the Umpire, will be kept as informal as possible. No expense need bi incurred by a claimant or appellant, TWO-YEAR-OLD BOY IS KILLED BY AUTO Calvin Kirkpatrick Believed Playing Near Curb When Run Over by Motorist A two-year-old boy was killed when he was run over by an automobile while playing in the street opposite his home at 3.40 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The little victim is Calvin Kirkpatrick. son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kirkpatrick, of 3863 DeBuUioa street According to information gathered by Constables Caron and Pi-quette. of the city radio patrol, tha child was playing with a spoon ia a small puddle of water, near tha curb, when the auto ran over bins. The automobile driver. Marc Ga-mache, of 1304 Logan street, told the officers he did not see the boy at all until after the accident Ha said he had been looking for an address on DeBullion street and had stopped the car near the Kirkpatrick house, had got out to get a closer look at the street number of one of the houses and had returned to the car to continue or his way. During the moment or two thai Gamache had left his car. the Kirkpatrick child, who had been playing at the curb, moved out a few feel into the street directly in front c! the parked auto, witnesses said. The child was hidden from tha driver's view by the fror.t of tha machine, and as he drove a-ay-from the curb one of the wheels cZ the vehicle ran over the victim. The motorist stopped his car a soon as the accident happened and. accompanied by Mrs. Kirkpatrick. drove the youngster to Hotel Dieu. but the victim died a few minutes later. His body was taken to tha morgue where an inquest will be held today. China Envoy to India Named Chungking. March 31. (TV-Shen Shih-wa, an official of the Ministry of Communications, today was appointed China's first commissionef to India. Shen has played an important part in directing transport over the Burma road. The new commissioner, who does not speak English, will take up his post in New Delhi shortly. Winant to Return to U.K. Concord. N.H.. March 31.- John G. Winant United States Ambassador to Great Britain, said today he expects to return to London "within a fortnight." The Ambassador was confined to his bed for two days with a severe attack of grippe, but today he said he felt well and rested. QUALITY fO ECONOMY ' ASK YOUH fAlO FOR U

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