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THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL! MONDAY,' APRIL 21: 1911. VOL'. CLXX. No. 93 Simpson Grads Top Rockland 39-27 as Eastern Senior Cage Final Begins 20 TORONTO HITS HARD IN FIRST 5 MINUTES PILING UP BIG LEAD Montrealers Never Recover Fully After Being Knocked Off Balance at Start RAN UP 1M MARGIN Grads Take Command Early and Coast to Victory Hockenstein Arrives Late, Then Bolsters 'Y By WILF GRUSON (Canadian Press Staff Writer.) . Toronto, April 20. & Striking a devastating blow in the opening minutes from which Montreal Rock-lands never recovered, Simpson Grads of Toronto sped on to take a S3-27 victory and a game lead in the opening of the Eastern Canada senior basketball championship series here Saturday night. Grads struck swiftly and surely in the f;rt five minutes in which ?re game was won and lost, winging into a commanding 11-1 lead -3th a series of plays which Rock-lares were unable to solve altogether during the entire game. The Quebec champions were caught unawares but after the first frve minutes they made a gallant stand to keep in "the running. They showed enough to convince the Grads they will be better in the second game of the best-of-three series here Monday night. The deciding game, if necessary, will be played here the following night and the series winner will travel to Vancouver to meet the Western champions. Rocklands were forced to play the first 14 minutes without one of their crack forwards, Ben Hockenstein, who arrived late after flying from Montreal. It was after Hockenstein came on the fleor that they made their best showing, bagging five successive points to cut Grads' lead to five points by the end of tee Irrst nail. Shortly after being rushed into the game to try to stem the fast- movisg Grad offensive, Hockenstein sank a foul shot to make the score 18-9 and then Charlie Abel-son, one of the mainstays of Rock-lands' attack until he was injured in the second half, sank two field goal from close range to leave the half-time score 18-13. GRADS BREAK FAST. After the opening minutes Grads were on top always by at least five po.r.is. Rocklands twice came within that margin of pulling level, once when Hockenstein started them off and previously after Grads built up their 11-1 lead on two baskets each by Harold Axon and Bill Breadon and a bafket and a foul shot by Shag Park, leading scorer for the r.ight with 12 points from four i.eid goals and four foul throws. Joe Waxman picked up the first Montreal point and Don Bloomfield, Abe Ditkofsky and Abelson combined to bring Rocklands within I- ve points for the first time, sinking two field goals and a foul shot between them to make the score II- 6 midway through the first half. Abelson suffered an injured ankle after the start of the second half when he was crashed to the floor by Axon and was forced out for the remainder of the game. Axon received a similar injury shortly afterwards and also was unable tJ3 continue. Until forced out cf action both men had played a prominent part in their teams' scoring. Fuller examination of Abelson's injury disclosed that ligaments were torn and that his side was injured when he was crashed to the floor. Coach Moe Brenhouse said be would be unable to play in the second game and described his loss as a "severe blow to Montreal's cnances. Coach Jack Smith of the Grads said Axon, who aggravated a Leament injury, would be ready to start. Superior ball handling, faster-breskmg plays, better shooting and passing all combined to whip Rock--lands. Playing a man-for-man defence, the Montreal players were unab'.e to hold their checks and repeatedly saw them pivot around to move in close. Box eore: MONTREAL. fg. rc. rr. pts. wTT.n, f 0 2 0 2 Abrl&un. f 3 0 2 6 Kety. e 10 2 2 E;oo!r.JjM. g ....... 3 2 0 8 A Diticaisky, g 12 14 Krw!f. e. 0 0 2 0 H. Ditkofskry. f 10 12 Hockensiein, f 1 1 2 3 Totals 10 7 10 27 TORONTO. FG. TC. PK. Pts. Mx-e!l. t 1 o 3 2 TWm. f 10 2 2 Bredon, C 4 0 2 8 Axon, e 4 O 2 8 Park, s 4 4 4 12 lartin. f 3 13 7 Aniirrton, g .... 0 0 0 0 Bunfij, 1 ., 0 0 2 0 Totals , 17 5 18 39 Officials: Pearson and Horton, Toronto. AYROBEiair 5PR1NG SERVICE Canada's Largest SPRING SERVICE FOR ALL CARS AND TRUCKS Om Leaf or Complete Spring Carried in Stock for All Models 291 McCORD 'Continuation of Mountain Street Below Notre Daraa Fltzroy 1195 Quickeit Service in Montreal OPEN TILL. 11 P.M. Also Oorratinr C. A. McRobrrt tic Soa, Ltd, 31 St. Viatcsir St. Weil CR. 1195 Golfers Throng Local Courses In Record Early-Season Numbers Golf business is booming! This conclusion is drawn from reports or the activities of the various clubs over the week-end With most of the clubs having all holes open with permanent greens and with adequate facilities available at the clubhouses, large crowds are in attendance at all the local courses. Hilles R. Pickens, jr., honorary secretary of the P.Q.G.A., stated last night that this young season had seen more golfers on the course than for perhaps the last five or six years. Country Club had around 100 over the week-end with 16 holes on permanent greens and light refreshments at the club-house. The course is now in excellent condition and 18 holes with permanent ' greens will be in use for next week-end. Close to 100 participated in the royal and ancient pastime at Marlborough and Art Macpherson, the club's pro, said last night that yesterday's was the largest crowd ever seen there for this time of year. The course has all 18 holes on permanent greens in use and clubhouse facilities included showers, lockers and light refreshments. Both Kanawaki and Mount Royal clubs will open next week-end with full 18 holes and permanent greens expected. The courses now are steadily rounding into shape and clubhouses facilities will be available. Beaconsfield, with the finishing JUNIOR FINAL DUEL TO START TONIGHT (Continued from Page 17.) day, when we can throw all our regular power at them." That -if," however, is still a big one. For one thing the tremendously - productive Farmer - Morrison -Carragher line won't be intact. Farmer being out for the series with a broken cheek-bone and Morrison having to write exams at McGiil. On defence there will be no Bruce Ward, also out with injuries, and while Bob Macfarlane can fill his skates satisfactorily there is no able substitute either for him or Bill Southwick. Finally there is a new if familiar face in goal, that of Leith Dickie, replacing the brilliant Ross Ritchie, also writing McGiil exams. ROYALS REBUILT. This means that the Royals have been rebuilt from the goal out. With Dickie in, the nets and Macfarlane and Southwick on the blue-line Jimmy Glover will take over Farmer's pivot position and Roland Bleau, th ace backchecker, will patrol the left wing berth for Morrison. There is also the MosdelL Peters. Planch threesome and there is every possibility that these will be the ones most used tonight Don McQuestori, a chunky stickhandling centre whe played for West Hili High this year, will be one utility man and Johnny Horman, almost as big, the other. Neither of these two have been a regular part of the Royals' travelling equipment up to this point. The main centres of pressure will rest on Dickie and Macfarlane. The former has not been active in scheduled games this year but has been at practices constantly. On Saturday afternoon he was given' a prolonged workout, so that neither White nor Gus Ogilvie, the Royals' manager who will also make the trip, is worried. "Dickie is better than either Oshawa or the Marl-boros had," said Ogilvie and let it go at that If any surprise package bobs up in this first fray it could be Macfarlane. On first joining the Royals at the beginning of the year he was more of a liability than an asset always getting into fights. The same thing was and still is true of Allan Hall, the third defenceman tonight but Macfarlane is now a cleaner player and a much more efficient one. In the Oshawa series he stopped several three-man rushes by himself and he can lead an attack almost as well as either the absent Ward of Bill Southwick. He packs plenty of weight and throws a hard check. On a defensive basis White figures this club is up to standard but admits there might be a deficiency in the goal scoring department. This will rest on the Planche trio for, says White, "Up to now, it has not played as much as the other line and consequently has not been up in the scoring averages. This might be the ch?nce. As for the other line, that will depend largely on the Winnipeg defence neither Carragher nor Bleau is built very far off the ground and it might be tough on them. But Bobby should be good for one or two goals." Just what potver Winnipeg packs is still not known but if the Rangers, under Baldy Northcott, are anywhere near as good as the last Winnipeg team which came down here after the Memorial Cup they will be good enough. In 1937 the Winnipeg Monarchs. boasting such names as Alf Pike, Remi Van Daele, Johnny McCreedy, Dick Kowcinak and Pete Langelle. dropped the first game to Copper Cliff Redmen then ran the series out in three straight. While Quebec will be aiming for its first Dominion junior crown, Winnipeg has won four. The Falcons did the trick in 1921. the Elm-wood Millionaires in 1931 and the Monarchs of 1935 and '37. Following tonight's battle the Royals will retnrn here for the second game of the best-of-five series Thursday night. The third and possibly fourth and fifth matches then go back to the Gardens on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday respectively. Tickets for Thursday's game are already on sale at the Forum. BOAST GREAT RECORD Rangers Tabbed as Titlists Five Months Ago Winnipeg, April 20. B Laurence Northcott's unpredictable Winnipeg Rangers, Western Canada junior hockey champions who are "hot" when the chips are down, headed for Toronto today aiming to break the Memorial Cup East-West deadlock of 11 victories each since 1918. Rangers meet Montreal Royals, eastern champions, at Toronto tomorrow night in the first of a best-of-five series. The Winnipeg team was tabbed as Memorial Cup timber live months touches now being made on its reconstruction job, is in good shape and will have full clubhouse facilities by May 1. Clanranald had more than 400 golfers over the week-end, attendance figures show. With the H amp-stead clubhouse available and the course as yet not open, members of the Hampstead club have been using Clanranald's course. All 18 holes are open with 5 temporary and 13 permanent greens. Rosemere is in good shape with from 40 to 50 each day during the week-end. There are 12 holes open on permanent greens and the clubhouse facilities are excellent with showers, lockers and refreshments. Art Desjardins, Rosemere's pro, stated last night that the remaining 6 holes will be available for next week-end. From Summerlea comes the news that though the course is not completely open, over 300 admirers of the pastime golfed this past weekend on 15 holes with three temporary greens. It is expected that possibly next week-end will be the date set for complete opening of the course and full use of the clubhouse facilities. Grovehill's course is in exceptionally good shape, it was announced, with 15 holes with permanent greens open at present. Over the week-end there were around 300 golfers at Grovehill, over 150 being out yesterday. Next week-end, all holes will be in use and full clubhouse facilities will be available. SYDNEY IS WINNER OF SERIES' START (Continued from Page 17.) arm became tired because of a recent injury but Kowcinak will play in Regina Monday. The teams: Sydney. Regina. Dickie goal Henry Van Daele defence ..... Davidson Snowdon defence Bush Kowcinak centre Kennedy McCreedy wing Gruhn Snell wing Kunkel Sydney subs.: Fritz, Powell, Latoski, Walton, Hall, Atchison. Regina subs.: Sandelack, Coops, Bladon, Mario, Cameron, Warwick. Referees: Heffernan, Montreal, and Davis, Winnipeg. First Period. 1 Regina. .Bush (Cameron) 9.37 2 Regina. .Bush (Cameron) ..... 8.02 3 Sydney. .all (Walton, Atchison) ; 8.58 Penalty: Snowdon. Second Period. 4 Regina.. .Kennedy (Gruun) ... .22 5 Sydney. .Walton (Snell) ., 3.40 6" Sydney. .Walton 12 38 7 Sydney. Walton , (Snell, McCreedv) 14.05 8 Regina .Mario (Warwick) ... 15.05 9 Regina. .Bush , 18.47 Penalties Atchison, Davidson (minor and major). Latoski. McCreedy, Fritz, Warwick. -Snell (major). Third Period. 10 Sydney. .Hall (Latoski) 3.30 11 Sydney. Walton (Fritz) ..... 5.19 12 ReRina. .Mario (Cameron, Warwick) 7.00 13 Sydney. .Van Daele (penalty shotj 9 50 14 Sydney.. Walton (Fritz) 15.00 Penalties: Atchison, Davidson, Snowdon, Bush. STAR BOWLERS TRIUMPH Defeat Gazette Players by Odd Game in Three In a three-game duckpin bowling match played Saturday afternoon bowlers from the Montreal Star defeated The Gazette players by the odd game. The winners piled up a grand total of 4,990 and The Gazette 4,709. The high-three honors were carried off bv J. Bal-lantine. of the Star, with 431. Herb Johnson, of the Gazette, had high single with 163. Gazette. G. Pangborn 125 102 84 311 F. Hazell 67 72 97 23(3 S. Taylor .... SO 92 102 284 W. Wilkinson 107 137 90 334 A. Stevenson 98 88 84 270 Totals 487 491 4571435 Star. C. Hadwin 113 90 97 300 R. Bourque 110 123 97 330 G. Marlin ........ 113 76 129 318 J. Ballantine 143 147 141 431 W. Roper 113 105 140 358 Totals 592 541 6041737 Gazette. N. Bullock 100 123 103 326 H. Johnson 95 163 127 385 C. Douglas 94 100 62 256 C. Mcliwaine .... 13S 92 9ft 320 L. Lundrigan ..... 88 141 111 34 J Totals 413 619 8011633 Star. T. Neil 88 91 112 291 C. Johnson 114 106 117 337 J. Ferguson 109 100 98 307 L. Gallagher 92 138 90 320 O. TadgeU 97 131 106 334 Totals 500 566 5231589 Gazette. D. Barkhouse 136 119 96 351 F. . I.oughren 147 80 105 332 G. Plummer 117 113 9!) 329 J. Cotter 103 96 99 2!8 C. Pover 106 .107 118 331 Totals 609 515 "In 164I Star. J. Ranallo 109 112 111 332 T. Dunning 103 105 118 223 H. Ernest 120 101 105 326 U. KliatZKl 108 91 106 303 R. Miller 123 120 132 375 Totals 563 529 5721664 ago after Northcott, former Montreal Maroons and Chicago National League winger, rounded up a heavy aggregation and built it around the 155-pound centre. Bill Robinson, the Portage la Prairie stick-handling wizard. They eliminated Portage la Prairie Terriers. East Kildonan Bisons, Port Arthur Juniors and Saskatoon Quakers to reach the national final. Only four of the 1939-40 Rangers were molded into the new team of 18 players, averaging 169 pounds. They were Hugh Millar, Earl Fast, Lou Medynski and Allan Hay. The team packs speed, possesses a bruising defence, and has a slim acrobatic goalkeeper in Hal Thompson. Eight of them are playing their first year in junior company. Coach Northcott predicts a tough series against Royals and was optimistic regarding the opening game despite possibility of a line-up reshuffle. Before he took his team east last night Northcott said left winger Hub Macey and Robinson may be rested until the second game in Montreal Thursday. Both have hip injuries, OLYMPICS CAPTURE LADIES' CAGE TITLE .Clinch Eastern Championship by Trouncing Toronto Dover-courts 84-35 on Round Pacing Olympics attack with 12 points, Martha Kent showed the way to the Montrealers as they defeated the Toronto Dovercourts at the N.D.G. Community Hall gymnasium, 38-22, Saturday night to take the two-game total points series, 84-35, and thus clinch the Eastern Interprovincial ladies' basketball championship. In a fast, rugged game, Montreal lost headway in the first quarter, but rallied before the half was over to lead, 12-10, at the midway mark. Closely checking, both clubs played good ball, with Coach Jimmy McCormick's squad having a slight edge and keeping possession of the ball longer than Art Duff's team. But the Torontonians kept close behind and nearly evened the score by halftime. But it was a different story in the second session. Previously holding a slight edge, Montreal now began to turn on the pressure and began by making seven baskets in the third quarter. At the same time Olympics were awarded free throws and five of the shots counted. It was Toronto's lack of defence which gave the game to the Montrealers. Without it, Toronto was easy pickings. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Dovercourts finally began a rally led by Mary Manders, who starred for the visitors. Chalking up three fast baskets, it appeared that Duff's squad had really found the range. But the threat petered out as the Montrealers matched basket for basket with the Dovercourts. Another indication of the trend of play was in the foul shots awarded. In the first two quarters, Toronto had but one foul against it as it kept close behind the home team, while Olympics had six shots marked against them. Then, in the second, after the disastrous third quarter for the Dovercourts. they checked desperately, bumped and held to try to hinder the Montreal attack. Seven personal fouls were called against Toronto in the second half. The teams: Toronto: M. Frankland 3: J. Connell 2: J. Smerdon 2; M. Manders 6: E. Broddy 3; R. Wallac 0; E. Puddy 0; N. Young 6. Total 22. Montreal: M. Kent 12; I. Vslcannp 7; A. Macklier 6; M. Leather 1; J. O'Brien 4; G. Grant 2; C. Walker 2; L. Turnbull 4. Total 38. Referees: C. Barbour and A. Urqu-hart. OFFICERS ELECTED BY GRANBY GOLFERS Mrs. George Shutt President of Ladies' Branch To Aid Spitfire Fund (Special to The Gazette.) Granby, Que., April 20. At a well-attended annual meeting held here yesterday in the Windsor Hotel, Mrs. George Shutt was reelected president of- the Ladies' Branch of the Granby Golf Club for 1941. Following the election of officers for. the coming season, reports were read by Mrs. Shutt, Secretary Mary Fuller and Treasurer Kathleen L. Topp. Plans for the coming summer were discussed and dates for competitions alloted while the treasurer pointed out that the club was on a good financial basis and, whereas in the past season, contributions had been made toward an ambulance for the Red Cross, plans have been laid for this year whereby the local branch would co-operate with the Canadian Ladies' Golf Union in order to purchase a Spitfire for Britain. Final plans for this under taking here have yet to be 'dis closed, It was understood that soc ial functions and personal donations would make up the Granby club's subscriptions. Following are the officers elected: President, Mrs. Shutt; first vice- president, Mrs. Nelson Thompson: second vice-president. Mrs. W. C. Watson; secretary, Miss Mary E. Fuller; treasurer, Mrs. Kathleen L. ropp; executive committee. Mrs. A. C. Smith, Mrs. W. O. Lewis, Mrs. J. B. Travers. Mrs. C. W. Miller, Mrs. A. A. Watt and Mrs. Gordon Taylor; match committee, Miss Alice Fuller. Mrs. S. H. Ross (captain). Mrs. D. Boyd, Mrs. H. T. C. Monks. Miss Carol Giddings and miss u. Mcisiamara. BOWLING DINNER HELD Playing Improvement Noted in Granby League (Special to The Gazette.) Granby, April 20. A marked Improvement was noted in the local branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. of Canada Bowling League during its eighth consecutive campaign which ended yesterday, it was stated by Secretary Frank A. McLean in his report at the annual dinner held at the Granby Hotel last night. From official statistics practically every player improved his individual average over the previous season, Arthur Derago.1 leading a parade of 40 bowlers with an average pin fall of 121.9 pins per game. Other reports read were given by A. D. McKenna and Treasurer H. Leslie Green, the latter announcing that a special fund has been set aside by the league in order to furnish cigarettes to members who move overseas in any branch of the Canadian forces. The president, J. Wright Halpin, acted as chairman,and others at the head table included A. A. Watt, W. Lewis, E. L. Williams, J. D. Parker, T. A. McLean, A. Dickenson, W. R. Legge and A. D. McKenna, while guests included Major C. V. Meyer. M.M. Berlin. CK Dark colors to match blackout nights must be used as paint for house facades for duration of war according to an order fit, Air.-Marsh.al Hermann Goering. Foundations Are Laid For New Baseball Loop Ottawa, April 20. (CR Groundwork for a new interprovincial senior baseball league was laid here Saturday at a meeting attended by Hull and Ottawa baseball leaders and at the same time the way was cleared for the new organization by suspension of the Hull and District Baseball Association which, had operated for five years. Charles D'Aoust, sports editor of Ottawa Le Droit was named president of a provisional executive for the new league. The executive will report back next week when it is expected a six-team loon will be organized. Teams from Ottawa, Hull, Buckingham, Que., Carleton Place, Ont., and Smithy Falls, unt, are expected to compete. Pacific Coast League SUNDAY'S GAMES. Sattl ftl 3 032 oon o 1 i n Orkland 001 011 0014 13 2 Batteries: Gregory and Campbell; Corbett, Mulligan (3), D arrow (6 and uonroy. . San Francisco 000 021 330 9 11 1 San Diego 030 030 31X 10 15 2 Batteries: Seats, Ballou (8) and Og-rodowski: Thomas. Olsen (7), Humphreys (9) and Salkeld. Portland 000 211 1027 14 2 Hollywood 300 011000 5 9 4 Batteries: Gonzales. Jacobs (9) and Hawkins; Tost, Dasso (8) and Bren-zel. Los Angeles 210 010 0015 12 2 aacramento 021 010 000 12 2 Batteries: Bonetti and Collins; Schmidt and Wiezzorek, Gardner (8). FOUR TENNIS STARS ARRIVING TONIGHT Quartet to Play at Forum Reaches City Early Plan vWork to Aid Britain Alice Marble, leading lady to the tennis world, and Don Budge, former amateur king and now monarch of the professional tennis courts, will arrive In Montreal tonight with their two singles opponents and doubles partners, Mary Hardwick from England and Big Bill Tilden, aging but still agile veteran of countless stirring battles. The four court stars are arriving here two days earlier than expected as they are not scheduled to engage in any matches until Wednesday night at the Forum and it is felt that they will probably engage in some work to raise money for British war purposes between their arrival and playing time of the matches at the Forum. In addition to winning the U.S.A. 1936, 1938, 1939 and 1940. Miss Marble won the all-England title at Wimbledon in 1939 and with Sarah Palfrey Cooke as her partner, she won the all-England doubles three times and with the same partner she triumphed in the United States doubles championship for the last 4 consecutive years. She has won the U.S.A.- national mixed doubles five times, twice with Budge and once each with Bobby Riggs. Gene Mako and Harry Hopman. She has also annexed the Irish singles. doubles and mixed doubles and at the start of her career in 1931 the girls U.S.A. national singles title. In all 23 national and international championships have fallen to her racquet and she has not last an amateur singles match since July 1938 when she was defeated by Helen Jacobs in the Wimbledon semi-final. Miss Marble will be seen in two matches at the Forum. In the opener she will play Miss Hardwick in a singles and then close the evening's program in a mixed doubles playing with Tilden against Miss Hardwick and Budge. Tilden and Budge play the second match on the card a best in three set singles. The first match will go to the court at 8.30 on Wednesday night. HOCKEY DELEGATES BACK IN MONTREAL Quebec Branch Men Figure 'One Accomplishment' Achieved at C.A.H.A. Session One accomplishment, suggested by the Quebec branch delegates was achieved at the recent annual meeting of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, according to U. Norman Dawe, president 01 the local governing body. Quebec's motion was that next year the east and west affairs will be handled by the respective bodies. until the finals. Mr. Dawe main tains that this will eliminate such trouble as was experienced by the Montrealers at the gathering last week at Calgary. "The west voted against Montreal getting any games in the junior eastern finals between our Royals and Oshawa. The delegates from other eastern branches all voted for us but the western men swung the vote and as result we got nothing. "However, next year this will be changed and this same sort of situation will not be repeated," he added. The Q.A.H.A. president, who returned on Saturday night, was accompanied to the meeting by Al-phonse Therien. secretary-treasurer registrar, and George Slater, president of the Quebec Senior Hockey League. There is still hope that Montreal may get more than one of the Memorial Cup finals this depending on the "gate" at the Forum Thursday. The Montreal men were presented with figures to show how junior hockey here fails to draw during the season and this was the argument they had to face in their attempts to get additional games in this city. The full report of the C.A.H.A. meeting will be presented by the delegates at a meeting of the Q.A.H.A. executive on Wednesday at the Queen's Hotel. The executive will also plan for the annual branch meeting to be held Saturday at -tdie Queen's Hotel. SIX STATES SWEPT BY FOREST BLAZES Lakewood, N.J., Narrowly Escapes Being Razed by Widespread Fire ARMY CAMPS IN PERIL Fort Devens, Mass., and Fort Dix, N.J., Both Fight Off Conflagrations One Man Killed in West Virginia (By the Associated Press.) Fires, some of which were still out of control at nightfall, blackened thousands of acres of woodland in six states Sunday, destroyed scores of homes and caused two deaths and injuries to many. In forests made timber-dry by a two weeks warm spell, 144 fires raged in West Virginia, 45 swept New Jersey, and numerous others were reported in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia. "One firefighter died in West Virginia, either burned to death or killed by a falling tree, and one man died of a heart attack while defending his home near Lake-wood, in the jersey pine belt where one of. the day's worst fires threatened the resort town's business and main residential sections before it was checked. Lakewood has a population of 8.500. Tne town of Widen in West Virginia was still encircled by fire at dusk. Scores of homes and some churches were reported destroyed in Maryland where one fire south of Baltimore swept out of control toward the city. Twenty-five homes in Lakewood, many of them in the vicinity of Paul Kimball Hospital, a 45-bed institution, were destroyed. The hospital was saved. Firemen from scores of municipalities, some 50 and 60 miles away, fought the Lakewood blaze and used dynamite to halt it. Thirty fires broke out in New Jersey during the day, and 15 soldiers stationed at Fort Dix were injured when an army truck taking them to one fire overturned. Three thousand soldiers battled one major and two minor fires on the Fort Dix artillery range. FORT DEVENS IN DANGER. Fanned by 40-50 mile winds, fires for a time endangered the barrWks at Fort Devens, Mass. Several homes were destroyed and many families forced to flee. Six hundred Fort Devens soldiers joined firefighters at nearby Leominster and then were called back to battle two blazes inside fort property. Hundreds of acres at Leominster, Rutland, North Andover, Dover, Woburn and Wilmington were burned over in the Massachusetts fire. A gale-blown blaze, which District Forester Joseph Rothrock of Maryland said was "of huge pro portions" swept a section of Wi comico county on the eastern shore. There were several other fires in the state, covering several thousand acres near Odenton, 15 miles south of Baltimore. ONE DEAD IN-WEST VIRGINIA One man was killed and at least one home was destroyed as forest nres swept the state of West Virginia in what state forester Dan B Griffin df;cribed as "the worst single fire day in many years." Fanned by winds of 35 to 45 miles velocity. Griffin said, a least 150 fires burned wholly or partially out of control through woods left dan gerously dry by 15 days of continuous dry, fair weather. George Knight, member of a crew fighting a fire near the Brax ton County game refuge, either was burned to death or was killed by a falling tre.. Griffin said. The body was recovered. Near Albany, N.Y., record high temperatures handicapped fire fighters seeking to bring under control eight "serious" forest fires in three southeastern New York counties. Reporting 50 fires had been sighted during the week-end, the conservation department said all were under control except eight in the counties of Rockland, Orange and Sullivan. Meantime, the prolonged heat wave sent temperatures soaring to new records for the date in at least five cities. Albany and Binghamp-ton each reported 92, Syracuse and Oneonta 90, and Rochester 86. Big Bombers m Pacific Wipe Out Nazi Raiders San Pedro, Calif., April 20. (X) Lt.-Col. Lawrence M. Cosgrave, Canadian Trade Commissioner to Australia, declared Saturday that four-motored Consolidated bombers had sunk or driven out of action German commerce raiders operating in the far Pacific. Col. Cosgrave arrived on the Matson-Oceanic liner Monterey, en route to Ottawa. He reported that in Australia, "we put many German experts, interned at the start of the war. to work designing tools and planes for defence of the Empire." U.S. ENTRANTS WIN' Capture All Honors in Table Tennis Tourney Windsor, Ont., April 20. m Competitors from the United States captured all honors in the Ontario table tennis tourtiament here Saturday. The best showing made by a Canadian player came when the Toronto pair of Joyce Smith and Edna O'Connor advanced to the finals of the Women's doubles event. They were defeated by Margaret Hart and Gladys May of Toledo, Ohio. Pierre Chapdeleine of Montreal made the best showing in the men's events, advancing to the quarter final in the singles. Champions crowned were: Men's singles. Garret Nash, St. Louis: ladies' singles, Margaret Hart, Toledo: mixed doubles. Bill Holzrich-ter, Chicago, and Miss V. Staple-ton, Los Angeles; men's doubles. Bill Holzrichter and Anderson; boys' singles, Carl Manley, Chicago. .. EXCURSIONS VIA C.N.R. Wide Variety Arranged for Coming Week-end Coach excursions over the Can adian National Railways this weekend to the Lake St. John country, Gaspe and the Maritimes, are announced by E. C. Elliott, general passenger agent. Good leaving Friday on the Maritime Express and The Scotian. low fares are available to Campbellton, Moncton. Sussex, Saint John, Amherst, Debert, Trurj, Halifax, Sydney, Charlotte-town and intermediate points. An excursion is also announced for Friday and Saturday to Arvida, Chambord, Chicoutimi, Dolbeau, Hebertville. Jonquiere, Roberval and St. Fclicien. ' Opportunities for country folk in widely scattered sections of the province to visit friends and relatives in Montreal are also available. Saturday will see the arrival of excursionists from Cochrane and the northern Quebec mining country, in cluding Ncranda (uouyn), Tascher-eau, Amos, Senneterre, Parent and intermediate stations. Many trippers are also expected from the Laurentian resorts, this being possibly the last opportunity they will have before settling down to a busy summer season, including Arundel. Huberdeau. Lac Remi, Montfort, Morin Heights, St. Jerome, Weir and Rawdon. Residents of towns on the Quebec-Murray Bay line will enjoy special coach excursion facilities to both Montreal and the Ancient Capital as will also those on the south shore of the St. Lawrence between Fournier and St. Jean-Chrysostome and from Island, Pond Vt.. Lystcr, Coaticook, Sherbrooke, Victoria-ville, Richmond, St, Hyacinthe and in-between stations. Other excursionists are expected from Brock-ville, Prescott, Morrisburg and Cornwall. BOVRIL MEETING HELD Company Chairman Describes Activities in War "Grim but gay," the famous Churchill motto, was quoted as his company's business keynote by the Lord Luke, K.B.E., chairman and managing-director of Bovril Limited, at the 44th annual general meeting held in London recently. This theme, he said, is interpreted by Bovril newspaper advertising to which he attributed his company's success in a large degree. "Paper supplies may be restricted, but there is fortunately no rationing of wit and humour, and these continue to distinguish Bovril advertising." declared Lord Luke. He spoke of its cheering effect on the people in the Home Front and said tnaPsome of the advertisments had been reproduced in the United States press to illustrate the British spirit under bombardment. Particularly popular is the now well-known advertisement picturing men of the Bomb Disposal Squad nonchalantly deciding that there is "just time for a hot Bovril." The important part which Bovril is playing in war-harassed Britain was stressed in his address. "Literally millions of cups of Bovril have given warmth and encouragement to those who, night after night, uncomplainingly put up with the inconvenience and discomfort of long hours in air-raid shelters. The public have quickly come to regard it as an essential part of shelter equipment. Lord Luke also reported larger stocks of raw material, especially in the Argentine and Australia where the vast Bovril estates are located. The considerable Canadian interests of the company are directed in Montreal by W. J. King, vice-president and managing -director of Bovril (Canada) Limited. The Bovril organization was founded by a Canadian, John Lawson Johnston, over 50 years ago. His son is the Lord Luke of Paven-ham, present head of the company. Death Toll Now 56 In Hindu-Moslem Riots Bombay, April 20. KR The death toll in Hindu-Moslem riots at Ahmendabad, 300 miles north of Bombay, was 56 tonight and the wounded numbered 318 after police fired on a crowd for a second time, killing one nerson and wonnrlinp four others. More than 400 rioters were arrested. The strike broke out Fri day. NAVY FLIERS QUALIFY First Group for Fleet Air Arm Graduates in Canada Kingston, Ont., April 20 (B r or tne iirsi time in Canada, a group of pilots of the fleet air arm of the Royal Navy were graduated from a British Commonwealth Air Training Plan unit, it was announc ed yesterday. The pilots graduated from the school at Norman Rogers airdrome here last week. In keeping with the policy of Royal Air Force units training in Canada there was no wings parade. The graduates re ceived no wings either because the DOCTORS RECOMMEND OUR A SPECIALTY Of THC PHARMACIE MONTREAL WORK MS, KM, T fcy ..rin t ht r Mipportor f tmit yr particular U ". Hr yel find Tnion, Surgical n4 Anfffli Supporter, f all Vtndt. Efutta Hoa Bracart, . Chamoi. mn4 K,4 Ftamtaf jaat for Branchial Troubles, Chaat Totacten, ate, arc. , &4 d Conavrrarlon roar a-ecfer'a Mian a . 5$ 'ST ImrgfMt Kttail Drug JXfT CONTROL OF EXPORT TO BE CENTRALIZED Permit Branch to Be Established at Ottawa Beginning May 5 REVISED LIST TO ISSUE Trade Minister to Formulate Regulations Governing Procedure Order-in-Council Passes Ottawa, April 20. R An export permit branch is to be established in the Department of Trade and Commerce to centralize control of the issuance of export permits, it was announced tonight by the Prime Minister's office. An order -in-council establishing the branch, becomes effective May 5. The order provides that th Trade Minister (Hon. J. A. MacKinnon) may issue regulations governing the granting of permits. A. consolidated and revised list of export permit regulations will be issued shortly, tonight's announcement said. Since 1937, exports from Canada of arms, ammunition and implements of war, have been prohibited, except under an export permit issued by the Minister of National Revenue. Since the outbreak of war, however, numerous orders-in-council have been passed prohibiting the export of certain product) to all destinations, and of all products to certain destinations except under an export permit issued by the .minister. Under the War Measures Act many other products have been, placed on the prohibited list unless accompanied by an export, permit issued by certain specified boards, administrators, or controllers, the Prime Minister's office said. "Mainly for the purpose of assuring that adequate supplies of the products in question are available for Canadian or United Kingdom requirements." This multiplicity of Government agencies issuing export permits has been confusing to exporters," the statement continued. "It has also been difficult to co-ordinate policies and information In relation to the export of goods to destinations from which they may eventually reach territory under enemy occupation or control. "It now has been decided to centralize the issuance of export permits for all products' for wh;ch such permits are required, in an, export permit branch under the Minister of Trade and Commerce.' The statement advised exporter, transportation companies and" "all interested in export shipments" to familiarize themselves with the export permit regulations when they were released in revised form soon. REGULATIONS TO ISSUE SOON. "Just as soon as the regulations are printed they will ' be made available through chambers of commerce, boards of trade, the Canadian Manufacturers Association, customs' officers or direct from the export permit branch. Department of Trade and Commerce, Ottawa," it said. The order-in-council establishing the branch will be published Monday in an extra edition of the Canada Gazette. Attached will be a schedule of articles, which has been consolidated from previous lists and to which have been added a number of new commodities. This list will be subject to revision from time to time. "All such revisions will be published in the Canada Gazette and will be given out also for publication in the press," the statement said. "No person shall export any of the articles so enumerated without first obtaining a permit issued by or on behalf of the Minister Trade and Commerce. "The new order-in-council provides for consultation between the export permit branch and the various boards, administrators or controllers who have been established in order to ensure that noj commodity is allowed to leave Canada which is required for home consumption or United Kingdom purposes. "It is anticipated that the regulations to be issued by the Minister of Trade and Commerce will provide a number of exceptions to the general rule thnt applications must be forwarded first to the export permit branch." distinctive insignia of the naval air service is not available in Canada and they will have to wait until they reach England to get their badges. The class included LAC. II. H. H. Popham, son of Sir Henry Brnd-shaw Popham, governor of the Windward Islands. and apar ftttina a m ifwtrncrlona in ar Mtvata A - - . rrwr nvnm ar AO axta aott.

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