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Saturday, May 1, 1948
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26 Press Pass No Open Sesame, Cartoonist's Sad Discovery After Embarassing Heave-ho From Movie, Wrestling Match What." isked the office boy, "is the matter with Moore?' "You mean. Mister Moore, our cartoonist?" we replied. - Yeah, the guy that draws the funny pictures. We are join to five the youth lecture on the virtues of reaped for his elders and the pro-per way to address the senior members of the staff but we remembered what happened the last time we tried that. We were very patient and father-and son-lsh but when fe finished all the comment we got was something which sounded like "Aw your mother wears army boots." So this time we just skipped the lecture. "What makes you think there Is something wrong with Mr. Moore," we queried. "Well" said the office boy. "I did j t like the City Editor told me. I went and asked Moore okar. Mister Moore then) if he had had his picture taken for his police press pass and he suddenly went nuts, lie started throwing ink bottles around, upset his drawing bonrd and chased me out of nls office. Wasn't it you who said cartoonists were a little wacky." We told the boy that we may have at times made some general remark about the stability of the cartooning profession but that we were not referring particularly to our own artist. But we promised him we would Investigate the matter. We scouted around a while before making any inruirics and found our friend looking comparatively normal. "What is this I hear about you frightening office boys?" we asked him. "Frightening office boys?". Mr. Moore repeated innocently. "Yes." we told him. "the kid ,who came in and asked you about your picture for tho police press pas" "Oh. that; I guess I did fly off the handle a little bit but you can't blame me after what hap- pened last year." "And what, might I ask, happened l-rt year?" "I ll explain." said Mr. Moore. "Before I entered the newspaper business I had heard a lot about reporters and their press passes. From what I had heard the reporter's press pass was an open sesame to hockey matches, baseball games, movies, wrestling matches, girlie shows, police and fire lines and that, with one of them, it was a cinch to fix speeding and parking tickets.' The steady expansion of International interests and commitments, the cumbrous divimon system, the multiplicity of political parties, the growing fondness for speech-making, the excessive committee membership these are combining to compel the legislators to decide whether parliament is to become a full-time, an all- year proression or whether they are sufficiently capable II SCil-dlSCip- i t a 4 r trn t i risk W 1 j it to its present I a 1 nart.time or half-year occupation. Legists-tive developments this session and in the previous session have made it apparent that a decision must F. C. Mears be reached soon. Last session there was a comparatively light program, but it became clear after Easter a year ago that unless some measure were ditched there was no chance of quitting the capital by Dominion Day. So two cr three important tasks were abandoned with little done, and the result was that the national labor code, the national bill of rights and a new Magna Charta for the Indians were passed on to this session as unfinished busi- Then there confronted the government last fall the prospect of a pile of emergency measures, flowing from wartime controls, and these would have to be dealt with before the expiry of the fiscal year on March 31 last. So parliament 'met in December. Despite a skilful rationing of debating time and arrangement of legislation the emergency program was not completed before the Easter recess, and the plan for expanding gold production remained to be disposed of when the legislators returned. Now both government and opposition members see that the agenda slate cannot be wiped clean this session before the time for the Liberal and C.C.F. conventions early in August and that it will be necessary to resume this session in the fall. What's worse, there now seems to be no chance of escape from a continuance or repetition of such situations for a long time to come unless Commoners, unless spokesmen of the f6ur different parties in the House can agree on drastic changes in rules to shorten debate, eliminate waste of time. It will make a tremendous difference if this is done and how it is done. There are legislators 'Jet Planes-from p. 15 Vampire fighter and what makes it go. In picture No. 3 you see the Dellaviiland Goblin engine uncovered and with the long jet-pipe removed. The round disc in the centre is the turbine-wheel: you can see the blades around its rim. The bunch of sausages ahead of the turbine are the combustion-chambers, fed with eir from the compressor at the forward end. Fuel is injected into the air-stream through a series of burners fed by a pressure pump, itself driven by the turbine. Once the mixture is lit bv the spark-plug tvo are fitted to make sure it keeps on burning. The pilot controls his speed by regulating the supply of fuel. For landinc. he can flow down to about 100 m.p.h. by lowering flaps under the rear edges of his wings. Halfway along the wings are airbrakes which check his speed when he glides down to lond. The Goblin engine delivers a tralght thrust of 3,000 pounds (about 24 tons), which at 373 m.p.h. is equivalent to 3,000 h p. Later Jet engines run up to S.000 pounds thrust, yet their weight is only about two-thirds that of piston engines of the same power. They also have a mailer overall diameter, which ML' 'l f "And I suppose that during your first year in the newspaper business you were disappointed In the extent of power wielded by your press puna." "No, I wasn't," Gordie replied. "It appears that that year the gentleman In charge of issuing the police press cards did not consider a newspaper cartoonist as a bona fide newspaperman so I didn't get one." "That must have been a disappointment," we consoled him. "It was." said Gordie. "but it wasn't half the disappointment I suffered when I did get one." "What happened then?" "Well, first of all, when I was told I could set a police pass I went and had a nice portrait study done by cne of the best photographers in, the city. The City Editor threw that in the basket and told me to go and get one of those passport photos taken. "Anyway, the day finally arrived when I got the little piece of cardboard with my picture on it, duly signed by the Director of By WILBUR ftjji's f.j'ri.- Atirlrr't. Police, and I thought I was all set, "I thought that that night I would give my girl-friend a demonstration of my newly acquired authority so I asked her if she would care to go to a movie. When we got there I walked right past the ticket office and very nonchalantly took my wallet out and flashed the police pass at the ticket-taker. "To say that he wasn't im- fressed would be to put it mild-y. But to make a long story short, at the cost of $t.30 for two tickets and considerable embarrassment who want to see parliament preserved as an open and unshackled forum, as the nation's safety valve, as a pluce more for airing people's grievances than for making new laws and approving new taxes. Obviously, if such legislators have their way and the others can plan to close their homes and their professions and their busines and move here for permanent residence, their constituents seeing them once or twice a year, and by appointment. Those legislators argue that such a change would bring a condition similar to that in the United Kingdom where parlia-s ment sits through most of the year, but there is one tremendous difference, and that is mileage. Members at Westminster, no matter what place they represent, can get home for the weekend with little difficulty. Still another argument advanced in favor of the all-year proposition is that by not being forced to hurry through legislation, cut short debates members of opposition groups, as well as members supporting the government, are not thrown into the position of rubber-stamping whatever the administration presents with pleas for prompt approval. Present indications are that only a slim minority of members and a scantier minority of the Canadian taxpayers favor an all-year parliament There are exceedingly few legislators who could afford to give up occupation or profession or business, and give all their time and energy to act as sleepless watchdogs of the Treasury. Then there are many taxpayers who ' ar that those who make the laws might soon acquire a national capital complex, fit too easily into a centralization mentality and forget that provinces and municipalities have still a right to exist. But neither the hot stove nor the refrigerator league will settle this issue, and it is surely clamoring for a settlement. How soon will depend much on when the report of the House Speaker's committee is completed, and how soon it is made operative. If most of the sugcestions made by the Speaker himself in the report he submitted to the House last December were adopted it is probable sessions could be shortened without harm to Parliament. cuts down air resistance, and since they drive no propeller they can be installed in the centre of a wing or fuselage, where they present no additional surface to the air. Pilots at St. Hubert are enthusiastic about the flying qualities of the Vampire fighter, which handles, they say, as easily as a lipht touring plane even at its highest speed. Aircraftmen and air cadets are equally keen on this latest development in hitih-spced flving. LAC William Drulak. of Toronto (Picture No. 1) spends most of his spare time in the St. Hubert workshops and is making a miniature jet engine to fit into a model plane. Training for Dominion air cadets, R.C.A.F. personnel and civilian pupils is carried out at the urban headquarters of Nos. 401 and 438 Auxiliary Squadrons, located at 4450 Sherbrooke street west and 4895 de Bullion street, respectively with practical aircraft training at St. Hubert airfield. Vacancies for technical trainees still exist in both squadrons. New Glasgow. N.S. B Once a flourishing industry, Bmelt fish- in s off Pictou county has rapidly deteriorated during the last several years. Veteran fishermen say they hav no pvnlnnation other than (unfavorable weather conditions. 1 Achat's the MTTffQ WtTH YA -LOOKA we finally got in to see the show." "The next night we went to the Forum to see a wrestling match. 1 knew that the wrestling boys were pretty friendly with the newspapermen so I thought that would be a cinch. "I was halfway In after flash- AKKISO ing my pass when a hand fell on my shoulder This gentleman was 'a little more vocal than the lad at the movie. He made some very uncomplimentary remarks about chislers, cheap-skates, nic-kle-squeezers, etc., and was in the process of calling a couple of ushers when I made a dash for the box-office." "Was your girl-friend with you?" "She was but did the best she could to pretend she wasn't." "Well by that time I guess you must have had a pretty fair idea of the value of a press pass." Much more effective even than the suggestions made by the Speaker would be an agreement to substantially shorten individual speeches. Mighty few members resume their seats before they have consumed the full allotment of forty minutes. Many in the House have shown they can do a better lob in shorter time, and some of these, it may be guessed, made the discovery in doing a radio stint. It must be remembered there are at least four parties in the House, and it matters little what the subject there will be the familiar insistence by all the par- ties on having their say. . So, as against the days previous to the advent here of the Progressive party in 1922, there are twice as many members demanding a right to a place on the whips' list of speakers in a debate. If all speak forty minutes the rankest outsider can see how a month can be shot in what sometimes is not a life-and-death discussion, so far as the taxpayers are concerned. Still another reform, not pressed by the Speaker, would enable legislators to spend more time back home. This is to treat the Throne Speech for nothing more than it is worth. It is essentially a formal document used for opening the session. It is supposed to give parliament and people a rough sketch of what the government intends to ask parliament to enact. Often it falls short of that service. It is nevertheless a formal paper, though it is treated by too many members as an omnibus. Sometimes more members talk on the Throne Speech than on the Budget, and that does not really make sense. II the Canadian Parliament would only throttle itself into dealing with the Throne Speech as peremptorily as it is handled in the British House of Commons never less than a month would be saved. A serious obstacle to speeding the nation's business is the too frevalcnt tendency of members eaving it to George when it comes to parliamentary reforms. Members who deeply dislike having their style cramped, their speeches curtailed invariably talk and vote against reports to revise rules. So there is sound sense in the repeated suggestion of Gordon Graydon, who is Op Sam Sue ml . . Let's have an examination cover ing the previous articles discussing the grip. questions 1. Is the grip pictured in the circle correct? 2. If your answer to the above question is "No." what's the matter with this grip? 3. In what two ways do you weld the hands together so that they act as one? 4. How many knuckles of the left hand should you be able to see when the club is gripped in the address position? 5. Should the left hand be opened or closed at the top of the back-swing? Now that you've written your answers, check them with these. Answers 1. No. 2. The thumbs of the left hand instead of being exposed es shown, should be concealed by the right hand and the thumb should be pressing against the shaft. 3. (a) By overlapping the little finger of the right hand on the forefinger of the left hand, (b) By pressing the thumb of the left hand against the shaft with the palm of the right hand. 4. Three knuckles. i I. Closed. And it Is extremely THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL', "I should have but I made just one more mistake." "What did you do? Try to get in to a meeting of the" City Executive Committee?" "No, but just about as bad as that. A friend of mine was driving me home and I guess he must have missed seeing the red light at the intersection. Anyway when the cop came along I told him to keep quiet and that I would fix things. "And did you?" i "Yes, but good." "Did you show him your police pass?" "I did and told him I was a personal friend of Director Lan-glois." "That should have settled things." "It settled things all right. I found out afterwards this cop was a former member of Plantc s morality squad. It seems he had been demoted." "And what happened to you?" "I've been demoted too. I'm not a newspaperman any more: I'm just a cartoonist so don't bother about that police pass business, will you." position member on the Speaker's rules committee, that a few worth while changes be given a try, the hint being that the Speaker should simply apply them and avoid the whole reform move being ruined by some recalcitrant members who advocate change but don't like it applied to themselves. The trend toward committee work is growing, and this session particularly. Moreover, some of the committees have too large membership. The Banking and Commerce Committee, for instance, has a slate of 66 members, or more than a fourth of the entire House membership. Because of over-sized membership few of the major committees can sit in the same week without either denuding the House itself in the afternoon sitting or without making a number of the smaller committees remain idle, as well. A substantial reduction in the membership of the larger standing committees would be a good start. Not only would it leave more members in the House for the latter part of the session but it would" also give more leeway to other committees and promote speedier action in the larger committees themselves. Still another serious impediment to rapid mobilization of legislative forces is the combersome division system, or roll call, as it is called in Congress. In the House of Commons nere 20 minutes is the average time spent on a single division, and if there are two or three in a sitting, as frequently occurrs in the Budget season, it means that a full hour is lost in divisions. This time could be cut in half, at least, by adoption of the British system of having the members file past the whips. Installation of an electric button system would also bring a big saving in time. Legislative work has been doubled by the stream of internationalism into which this nation was caught thirty years ago and from which it can never emerge. No change in House rules could ease that pressure upon the time of legislators. It makes, on the other hand, more imperative the need for a belated reorganization of the machinery of parliament. If attending parliament is to remain a part-time job a drastic cutting of the time now devoted to second class material cannot be avoided, but if the multiplicity of parties, the outdated method of roll calls and the creation of over-sized committees are to continue then Commoners and Senators should at an early date make resevations for permanent accommodation in the capital. Better Golf important that this detail be observed at all times Offer: Placing the ball forward or back of a center line between your feet for different shot is explained in a free monograph called ''Relation of Ball to Stance." Just enclose a 3c stamped, self-addressed envelope for reply. (Copyright, 1048, by John E. Dill Co.) Men are tattooed with their spe cial beliefs like so many South Sea Islanders; but a real human heart, with Divine love in it, beats with the same glow under all the pat terns of all earth's thousand tribes. Oliver "Wendell Holmes. SATURDAY, MAY 1, (Kairalleiffiiiig Home Garden fc.,:. I,"?. A bowlful of blueberries Acid Soil, Cross Pollination Key to Blueberry Growing By ALFRED PUTZ We might still be depending upon the wild forms of blueberries for pur supply 01 tnis acncious ircai were it not for the work done by the late Dr. F. V. Covillc. The story had its beginning in 1906 when Dr. Coville, as Chief Botanist of the Department of Agriculture, investi gated the life history of the wUd blueberries in New Hampshire their soil requirements, propagation and breeding possibilities. Starting with selected wildlings, he soon found that cross-pollination opened the door to further improvements. Around 1911 the scene shifted to New Jersey, where at Whitesbog he found willing co-workers in Joseph J. White and his daughter, Elizabeth, who agreed to propa gate his hybrid selections and otherwise helped in the search for more outstanding wild plants needed for further breeding work. To the home gardener these cul tivated blueberries have a two-fold appeal they yield a heavy crop of delicious extra-large berries and have a real ornamental value. Require Acid Soil Blueberries require a very acid soil (pH 4.3 to pH 4.8) abundantly Supplied Willi OlEciiiu; jiiaii-ci iu remain moderately moist throughout the growing season. They will not thrive if the soil is either too wet or too dry. If they are planted in low spots, the water table should be at least eighteen inches below the surface. They may be in full suq or part shade. Spring is the best time for plant ing, the earlier the better. Plant at least two varieties to insure effective pollination and space the planting holes four to five feet. anart. Some varieties will grow as mucn as seven ieei xau. oiari with strong two or three-year-old plants. cuiTivAttrj Hut deit viY LARGE DEllClOU 6tRMl - ACID PtAf .iANDIOrVZ MAKt The Pi anting ftlT VlOlANOFimiNINCHt) OttP Prepare the planting holes in advance, making them three feet wide and fifteen inches deep. Fill with a mixture of equal parts sand or sandy topsou and granulated peatmoss, adding one ounce of finely pulverized sulphur to each hole unless the peat is highly acid. Firm well and give a good soaking. When the plants arrive, open up the holes a little wider and an inch deeper than the rootballs, and carefully place them in position. Next cut away the burlap, which must not be left to rot away. Fill the intervening space with the sand-peat mixture, and water copiously. Then add a heavy mulch weathered sawdust, marsh hay or straw. Test Soil For Acidity' Thorough watering once or twice a week will be needed during the hot, dry summer weather. By midsummer make a soil test, and if the PRUNINO SPRATINS PLANTING fUmovInf nd Ih-wal MilntifitnM rUTTli hav vur Etlmt krtkM branihH Imd4 na. TREE SURSERV CO. LTD. 4 Ml Cl DM NuIim Wlthtut Chan Ttltphone WE. 2140 and EX. 3954 InmmiM an ClMtrlm at Pvnr LIrm f.- SPtOAL MIXTURE Of ?'& SrJ 11 1948. for Food and! IPIeasiBFe . - - Berry Attractive in '5 ' 4 from plants developed to produce a crop acidity is low. sprinkle onc-quartcr pound of aluminum sulphate on top of the mulch over the original three-foot planting hole and water well. Make another test two weeks later and repeat the application if necessary. Early the following spring, when the buds begin to break, feed each plant with four ounces of a complete 5-10-5 Or 4-12-4 fertilizer, keeping it six inches away from the base. Six weeks later, follow with half an ounce of ammonium sulphate per plant. Remove all flowerbuds during the second season to strengthen the plants and insure a good crop for the following year. Test the soil once or twice each season, particularly if the water supply has a high lime content, and repeat the fertilizer applications every year. Little or no pruning will be need ed until the plants have carried their first crop. Pruning is done after the foliage has fallen. Keep in mind that the berries are borne on the wood produced during the preceding season so that only old wood, weak branches and those close to the ground are cut away. Dense growers may also need a little thinning in the centre, ana weaKer ones will benefit from shortening the bearing canes. Home Grown Strawberries Ask any gardener who is grow-f ing strawberries what he thinks of them and you will find yourself j listening to a story which will convince you that in not growing' them you have missed the great-, est culinary treat of your life. Market berries may be good, oc-j casionally even very good, but they never can compare in flavor and, sweetness with those picked fresh; from your garden. Ihis is non just imagination either. The dif-i lerence lies in the ripeness. ! Strawberries must be fully ripe to be at their best, but such berries are too perishable to stand; commercial handling, including shipping and the delay before theyi reach the table. Growing first-class strawberries in the home garden is not dif-; ficult if a few simple cultural re-' quirements are met. The time to1 plant in the northern states is; April and early May. And good, deep lertne, weu-arainea soil is suitable. Preparing Strawberry Bed There is nothing better than well-rotted manure to supply the much-needed organic matter; but compost soil, commercial humus or peatmoss will serve well, especially if supplemented with ten pounds! of shredded cow manure a 100 square feet of bed. If the bed has a cover crop of winter rye or domestic rye grass, so much the better. Thorough soil preparation is very important but it must not be attempted before the soil becomes crumbly. The gardener should mix the manure or other organic matter with soil while spading deeply and breaking up lumps to obtain an open soil structure easily pene Gardening-Supplies Wo always have on hand a complete stock of GARDENING TOOLS C.I.L. PLANT FOOD (Gardcnitc) VIGORO RENNIES SEEDS "GREAT AMERICAN" LAWN MOWERS QUEEN MARY HARDWARE LTD. 5323 QUEEN MARY RD. at SNOWDON EL. 1129 v ft -se vry - .... .n. Fruit and Foliage ... . y of large, flavorful fruit. trated bv the roots. If the soil is rather heavy, raise the bed surface several inches to provide better drainage. Level the surface with the rake and mark, out rows from fifteen to twenty-four inches apart if the bed is to be cultivated by hand- Next mark the rows for the plants which may stand from twelve to eighteen inches apart Shifting the position of the first plant in every second row to come between the first and second nlant of the preceding row will fiive a zizzag pattern which allows for the best use of the area EATON'S We close Saturdays at 1 p.m. WORK e Mi GLOVES Z$ For Gardening ' vs " 'Jt ' nu.iV f I 3 f viv VIA ! u v mr v Popular with both men and women! Utility cotton gloves with snug jersey wrists to protect those hands during rough jobs! Women's Sizes 25c Men's Sizes 29c For heavier work, get a pair of strong horse-hide gloves! They're well constructed to "tak it"! Sizes 10, 1W2 and 11 in the lot. Glove Types 1.95 and 2.50. Gauntlet Type 2.50 Men's Gloves, Main Floor T. EATON C2 OF MONTREAL SINCE 1869 E wing's Seeds PLateau 2922 Everything for Lawn, Garden, Farm S Catalogue on Request v.yA'y'S'A'a'ATA'a's 'S'S'ATa.Ta.TTaA'a'S'A''S'a'''sa''a'a'S'a'a'S''a'S'A'a'a'a'S'M ' t mgo ,0R 2VttWUHC TOO GJ mm Plant as soon after receipt as pos sible but first soak the roots for about an hour in water. Make a deep hole for each plant and mix , . . i i .'. i . t : i t a lime uonemeai wiui me suu in the bottom. Shorten all roots that are so long that they cannot be pianiea wunoui lununt uie cnui up. dpreaa tnem out in weir natural Dosition. filling in soil all around and firming it welL Take special care to bring the crowns even witn tne normal aou suriaee because either deep or shallow planting is disastrous. How to Get Crop First Tear If you want berries this year. select an everbearing variety, as others should not be allowed to carry fruit until next year, tut oir au Diossoms unm idoui in middle of July to strengthen the plants and keep the surface well cultivated. Also remove an runnera as they form unless you are in terested in additional plants rather than a heavy fall crop. During the summer and fall when the berries are forming, give three or four light applications of a complete xertilizer. do not let this touch the plants, and hoc lightly into the soiL A moderately moist soil produces the highest yields and the best-tastin? berries. Durin? rjrolonzed dry spells watering will be needed to support a vigorous growia. Overhead sprinkling is not good for the plants. A gentle stream from the hose, directed upon a small board to prevent soil washing, is more satisfactory as it keeps the foliage, flowers and fruits dry. A porous canvas watering hose does a still better job. especially if the surface of the bed is not altogether level. Some time In June, straw may be placed around the plant and beneath the foliage, primarily to keep the fruits of f the ground. This insures more even ripening and reduces the frequency of blemishes-Canberra. CB Unless Australia develops New Guinea, "greedy eyes" may soon be upon it, said Minister of Works Lcmmon. After a recent visit there he said New Guinea Is as rich as Java, and can be developed for pulp and paper. There is abundant water for hydro electric power and fine teas can be grown in higher altitude. Store Honrs: 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. A - A WL.t Mw. V..f nilU T1IW IIWTH W M UMITtO 414 McGill Street M0Rt BMUr'' naL Rfn) 1 VMV. Ml. Ml V I AW. V I I. ISM

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