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THE EVENING CITIZEN Home Edition. 99th Year, No. 142. Ottawa, Canada, Tuesday, December 2, 1941. Price Three Cents.

22 Pasrcs. One Killed 4' Hurt In Hnrdnian Wreck 9 Britain Conscript' Men Up To 60 9 May Shortly After Train Was Wrecked at Hurdmans Bridge Churchill Crisis In Declares Manpower Casualty List In Train Wreck Smiths Falls Engineer Killed Instantly When Train Goes Off Tracks -I Is Facing Locomotive and Two la Kfiigcr floaehe Leave Hails While Hounding Curve Near Olfawa. i IF- Citizen Staff Photo. The above picture shows the scene of the wreck of the train from Smiths Falls which occurred at Hurdman's Station at 7.30 o'clock this morning, bringing death to the engineer and injuries to a score of passengers. The cab of the locomotive was demolished and a wood and steel frame baggage car was reduced to matchwood.

National Health Insurance Aussie Cruiser Plan Under Elaborate Scheme Before Federal Government WouM Be Advance in Social Welfare Akin to Social Insnr- ance. Under consideration by government authorities here Is an elaborate plan of national health insurance for Canada. Conferences have been held on the subject with various interests which would be concerned and more of them are to take place. Various proposals are being drafted for consideration whether in wartime they would be embodied in legislation. Should the scheme be embarked upon.

It would be an advanced plan in social welfare akin to the now operating system of social insurance. Would Subsidize Provinces Country Asks Power To Conscript Men From MV to With Warning Men 60 May Be Neeleil. 50 of Would Compel Women To Put On Uniform Unmarried Women Between 20 ami 30 Would Be Made To Join Forres. Text of Mr. Churchill's dress on Page 6.) ad- LONDON.

Dec. Minister Churchill told the House of Commons today "a crisis of manpower and womanpower' will dominate the year 1942 for Britain, proposed that military conscription age limits be lowered to 18! a and raised to 50 and warned that eventually men of 60 might be called. Powers to compel unmarried women between the ages of 20 and 30 to Join the uniformed forces also will be sought, he said, although only volunteer women will be assigned to "lethal or combatant services." Hie present conscription limit Ior mrn 19 to 41 Declaring to a solemn and crowded House that Britain's "crisis of equipment Is largely over and an ever-broadening flow Is now assured," partly because of United States it Id and partly oe-cause of newly completed Empire factories, he said the tl in In on Hi Kadi's manpower was arising from five causes: 1. The necessity of stafllng th new factories. 2.

The maintenance and expansion of forces in the East. 3. The supplying of Russia from British production. 4. The prospective expansion of the Air Force, and the continuous growth of the Navy, and 5.

The continuous guard against "two vultures" the danger of Invasion and the air raider which "will hang over us until the end of the war." (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3.) Australian Sloop Sunk By Torpedo CANBERRA. Dec. 2 C.P.i An Australian escort sloop, the Parramatta, was reported today to have been torpedoed and sunk. An announcement said 141 officers and men were missing.

The Weather Report TORONTO, Dec. 2. C.P. The weather is now mild over Ontario and light rain has occurred In many districts with part snow in northern and eastern sections. It has been fair with much above normal temperature in the Prairie Provinces.

Forecasts Ottawa and Upper St. Lawrence Valleys Moderate winds; partly cloudy and milder tonight and Wednesday. Georgian Bay Cloudy and mild today and Wednesday. Northern Ontario Cloudy and comparatively mild today and Wednesday. Lake Superior Cloudy and mild today and Wednesday.

Manitoba Fair and comparatively mild today and Wednesday. TEMPER ATIKES. HlBhrst LowMt All-Steel Cars Prevent More Being Badly Hurt Heat From Kngine Starts Fire in Baggage Car on Train From Toronto. instant death to the engineer, Frank Burrows, of Smiths Falls, and Injuries to twenty-four persons was caused at 7.30 o'clock this morning when the C.P.-C.N. pool train, No.

32, from Smiths Falls, carrying passengers from Toronto, leaped from the rails while rounding a curve at Hurdman's Station. The cab of the locomotive was demolished and a wood and steel frame baggage car, following immediately after the tender, was reduced to matchwood. All-steel passenger cars which made up the rest of the nine-car train prevented more serious injuries to the more than 150 passengers. Kipped From Ties The baggage car and two coaches left the tracks which were ripped from the ties. The engine, turning over, sung completely around and the baggage car piled into it, catching fire.

The train was approaching the Capital from the south and was Just about to round a curve toward the west to cross the railway bridge over the Rldeau river. The locomotive left the rails, and the momentum carried it hurtling across a small ravine along another track, tearing up several lengths of rails. The engine fell over on to Its side, and the baggage car Jumped from Its truck, turned over, and was sheared off as It slid across the overturned engine. The day coach which followed Immediately behind the baggage car was plunged down into the small ravine, digging deeply Into the bank of earth and turning over almost on to Its side. It contained seven soldiers and two sailors, as well as other civilian passengers, all of whom were thrown violently about by the fearful plunge of the heavy car.

It was In this car that the more serious injuries were suffered. (Continued on Page 12, Col. 4) Declaration of War On Finns Forecast LONDON. Dec. 2.

(CP.) Informed sources today predicted that British declarations of war against Finland, Rumania and Hungary would come toward the end of the week. They sajd Finland had been given her last chance to cease attacking Russia. These sources indicated that British reluctance to declare war on Finland had been overcome to a considerable degree when Finland adhered to the antl-com-mlntern pact, especially in view of Prime Minister Churchill's warning several months ago that whoever marches with Hitler Is Britain's foe. Today Event Canadian Association of Tourist and i Publicity Bureaux, all day. I Ions Club.

Chateau Laurlrr, 6.30 p.m. Rrntbla Committee, 7 p.m. National Gallery, open from 10 a.m. to m. Sydney Lost In Sinking Raider vii Armril Merchantman Bottom, But German Sent To Vaihin Also Goes Down.

I.ONDON. 2 C.P. The 6.830-ton Australian cruiser Sydney has sunk one of Germany's most dreaded sea raiders of this war but an official announcement today said he apparently paid for the triumph with her own life and the lives of 645 men aboard her. She fought her last fight with the heavlly-anned German Stelermark somewhere off Australia, probably not far from the Cocoa Islands, where her predecessor-namesake sank the kaiser's raider Emden In the last war. The Stekerinark, known to British naval men as raider No.

41 and sailing under the name of Kor-moran. had sunk nine British, Allied or neutral ships in three oceans before the Sydney came to mortal grips with her. Must lie Presumrd Lost The Stciermark's survivors told the story of the combat. None of the Sydney's men were found and the Australian government, after scouring the battle area with planes and ships, announced: "It must be presumed that she has been lost." (Continued on Tanc 12. Col.

3) CP.il. Statement On Train Mishap The following official statement on today's train wreck at Hurdman was issued by W. C. Beck, superintendent of the C.P.R.. Smiths Falls division: At approximately 6.22 standard time today a passenger train en route from Toronto to Ottawa had the engine, express car and three cars containing coach and sleeping car passengers derailed at Hurdman, 1.8 miles from Ottawa Union Station.

This was the first section of the pool train running between Toronto and Ottawa. It consisted of CP. engine 2623. express car, coach and seven sleeping cars, and was in charge of Conductor H. French and Engineer F.

Burrows of Smiths Falls. The accident resulted In fatal Injuries to Engineer Burrows. Passengers were conveyed from the scene of the accident to their destinations by automobiles. Medical assistance was Immediately despatched to Hurdinan where those requiring it received attention. Emergency equipment was sent to the scene from Ottawa and Smiths Falls, and It is expected that the line will be cleared for Dead Engineer Frank Burrows, aged about SO.

of Smiths Falls. Injured (In Rldeau Military Hospital) Sgt. Borden McCulloch, Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, 1st Battalion, returning from overseas. Sapper Hugo Christian, Royal Canadian Engineers, Petawawa. Gunner Victor Srankovitz, Royal Canadian Artillery, Petawnwa.

Corporal H. A. Clark, Canadian Postal Corps. Ottawa. Private James McRae, Canadian I Postal Corps.

Ottawa. Gunner Cyril Quackenbush. Royal Canadian Artillery, Ottawa. Stoker R. Logan, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, attached to H.M.C.S.

Bytown. Private Ronald Currie, Veterans Ouard of Canada. Ordinary Seaman J. A. Strong, Royal Canadian -Naval Volunteer Reserve, attached to H.M.C.S.

Bytown. Private Roy Bush, Veterans Guard of Canada. Lance Corporal Sydney Bryson, Provost Chatham. (In the Civic Hospital) Edward Wade, porter. Toronto, sprained back.

Ivan Harris, Smiths Falls, trainman, broken ankle. (In Ottawa General Hospital) C. J. Leclalr, fireman. Smiths Falls, burns to legs and abdomen.

(Treated at Civic) Those who received treatment at the Civic Hospital and allowed to go: John Elisor, Surrey, England, fractured finger. Charles Baldwin, porter, Toronto. Miss Phedella Plouffe, 244 Gloucester street. Bklward Wilkins. London, Ont.

Mrs. Edward Oibbs. Glen San-fleld. Ont. M.

A. W. Overend. Toronto. Conductor H.

French, Smiths Falls. T. O. Borfd. Toronto.

Mrs. Catherine Riley. 300 McKay street. Agnes Saunders. 453 McLaren street.

A. L. Walker, Toronto. Mrs. D.

J. Corrigan. 112 Broadway. "PiTrWales? Reaches Singapore SINGAPORE. Dec.

2. (CP.) The new battleship Prince of Wales steamed into the great Slgnapore naval base today at the head of a flotilla of advanced units of the Royal Navy's newly-created Eastern fleet. The Prince of Wales, which took a major role In the sinking of the Bismarck last May, flew the flag of the new commander of the Eastern fleet, Admiral Sir Tom Phillips. It was announced that other units of the fleet, which evidently is an expansion of the China flotilla, would arrive in due time. (The Prince of Wales is the first capital ship Britain ever has sent to the Far East prepared for action.

The arrival of this flotilla greatly increases the might of the naval forces assembled in the southwestern Pacific area against any pos.sible further Japanese moves. (The Prince of Wales, one of th Royal Navy's newest 35.000-ton class, recently was reported at Cape Town, presumably headed for the Far East. Prime Minister Churchill announced a few weeks ago that the naval situation in the Atlantic and Mediterranean now Is so favorable that Britain would be able to send important reinforcements to the Orient.) sleep after the train arrived." Then Mr. McLean said members of the train crew started to run through the coaches calling for doctors. "They also sent extra train crew members through the coaches for beds for the injured," he said, "but as far as I know these were not used." Mr.

McLean told of talking to a sleepy-eyed soldier, who had had trouble finding rest In his seat as the train came towards Ottawa. "I Just started to doze," the soldier told him, "when the force of the crash tossed me through the double plate glass windows of the coach and I landed on the frozen ground outside." He was fortunate in that he wasn't seriously hurt. (Continued on Page 12, Col. 2) Today In Europe From The Tines, London News and comment on inter national events from the London Times of this date, cabled from The Evening Citizen London Bureau, Times Building, Print-ing House Square. Copymht.

1841. by Snutham Co LONDON. Dec. 2. The main battle area of Libya Is that tank-bestrewn area round Sidl Reacgh where British and Oerman armored forces are at death grips and it Is there that the final decision must be reached.

In Cairo the Impression Is gathered that the Germans are striking out in any direction In an effort to fight a way out of the gradually closing British stranglehold, any The Times' correspondent their They are not getting much assistance from their Italian allies. The Arlete Division, which according to the Italian wireless has been performing prodigious feats ol valor ever since the battle started, came up against British armored forces for the first time on Sunday and was completely routed after a short, sharp action which left half their tanks shattered and useless on the battlefield while the remainder beat a hurried retreat. In other areas the Biltlsh forces are gn dually clearing up each pocket of resistance. From the time the Libyan battle opened until Sunday the R.A.F. with the co-operation of the South African and Australian air forces had accounted for 176 enemy aircraft for certain, while many others had been damaged and probably destroyed, though not confirmed.

The RA.F. mainUlns its ascendancy. The air reinforcements the enemy has received up to date are apparently mainly Italian which are not very effective, says The Times' correspondent with the Eighth Army. Editorially. The Times says the question of reinforcement and supply may well become decisive In Libya.

An ultimate reserve of mechanized power will be Irresistible when nothing of Its own kind survives in sufficient weight to oppose. And there is good reason to think the Imperial tanks and the supplies essentia) for them will outlast those of the Axis. The Russians have followed up their '-lctory at Rostov with successful counter-blows on the Moscow front. The Germans attacking north and south of Tula have been flung back with heavy losses. Oerman difficulties have rapidly Increased on practically all parts of the front from the Arctic the Black Sea since the beginning of last week, says The Times' Stockholm correspondent.

There Is new and enterprising Russian activity between Moscow and Leningrad. Over a week ago Oerman propagandists admitted the difficulties of holding the ground there in the face of the fierce Russian attacks. Since then, the few hints they have dropped Indicate the threat to General Lecb's forces on the Leningrad front. Mo further progress against Moscow has been reported during the weekend. In fact, the German thrusts there have been halted.

The enemy is still about forty miles west of Moscow at his nearest approach to the capital. There also seems to have been a standstill recently over the long stretch between Tula and the Donets basin. Continued on Page 12, Col. 7) Where To Find It Page Amusements 20 Bridge 11 Crossword Puzzle 11 Financial 21 Fun Page 16 Home Page 4 I Paid Hitler 10 Radio 19 Serial Story 19 Sewing Lessons 4 Social. Personal 5.

6, 8 Pports 14. 15 Uncle Ray's Corner 4 Want Ads 18, 19 Foresee Developments From Pctain's Talks VICHY. Prance. Dec. 2.

(A.P.) Important new developments In French-German relations wero forecast by authorized sources today following Marshal Pctain's return from a long conference with Goering in the occupied zone yesterday. The meeting, held in a railway car near Saint Florentin, 80 miles soutneast of Paris, signalled the beginning of new "detailed conversations," these sources said, emphasizing it should not be regarded as being merely a conclusion to long-pending negotiations. Jacques Benolst-Mechln, Vichy secretary of state, declared in Paris that the Interview represented the "marked will of the French government to engage itself ever more constantly on a path of durable and fruitful European co-operation." Rout of Nazis From Rostov Is Now Al Height Bed Army Cavalrymen and tii. ifiicriiias io miii fusion of Betrealing Cer-i man Army. MOSCOW, Dec.

2. (A P. The rout of the Germans from Rostov Is at Its height and Red Army cavalrymen and guerrillas are adding to the German confusion In the Donets basin ami the Mouth-western area, Soviet broadcasts declared today. About Staltnogoisk othn Unmans were declared in an IzvcUia account to have been put to flight through deep snow drifted by a biting wind. Soviet mounted guards recaptured a number of villages to relieve the threat 120 miles southeast of Moscow.

The village of Barabanovo was named as one recaptured when thf Germans fled, abandoning their weapons. In the northwestern Moscow sector Pravda declared three German divisions had been repulsed in a sanguinary battle yesterday as the Germans attempted to turn Soviet defences about Klin and Volokolamsk. Despite that, Che Germans were acknowledged to have made advances in places and "consequently the situation remains especially acute." (Continued on Page 12. Col. 1) British Planes Raid Norwegian Coastline LONDON.

Dec. 2. C.P. -British air raiders bombed docks at Krlstiansund in German-occupied Norway during the night, the Air Ministry announced today. A direct bomb hit was scored on a supply ship in the harbor and other bombs were seen to burst among ships moored at the piers, a communique said.

All the raiders have returned safely. Unlicensed dogs resulted in fines of $1 and $2 costs before Deputy Magistrate Sauve for John Hay, 104 Harmcr avenue: George Ben-olt. 371 Fuel; Gerald A. Holland. 41 Lambton road; Bertram Hess, 6 Lewis, and Kathcrine Hogue.

297 Somerset street east. movement of trains late this afternoon. The cause of the derailment has not yet been ascertained. Investigation into the cause is being conducted. swayed back and forth, teetered and then fell over.

It seemed as If it were hopping along those ties for two or three minutes, but I guess it was only a few seconds. However, the time gave everyone a chance to get a good hold on the seats and that is probably why a great many people were not killed or seriously injured when the car turned over." Mr. Haughton recalls a shower of baggage and a tumbling of hu manity a-s the car came to rest. Some rescuers broke the top win- dows and helped the women passengers out. Most of the men crawled through a lower window.

"It was the most exciting experience I ever had in my life," concluded Mr. Haughton, observing that his second crash in two days cost him nothing more than a bit of roughing-up and a pair of broken glasses. Consideration of the applicant. Within certain limitations it would be free. State medicine was frequently advocated in Parliament before the war by Dr.

J. P. Howden, of St. Boniface, but its discussion never got beyond the stage of a private member's resolution. In the last two years it has not been Introduced.

Consideration of the project Is in a preliminary stage but much study has been given to it and conferences held. The question of Its suitability during wartime, in view of Its inescapable cost, will weigh heavily. The British Columbia plan encountered much resistance from the medical profession. Roosevelt Asks Japanese About Military Moves; Wants Explanation of Man-enverings in Indo-China And Towards Thailand, Washington Hears. WASHINGTON.

Dec. 2. (A.P.) President Roosevelt was disclosed today to be asking Japan questions which diplomatic observers said Included requests for an explanation of Japanese military moves into Indo-Chlna and toward Thailand. The disclosure was in a state department official's account of another visit there by Japanese Ambassador Kichlsaburo Nomura and Special Envoy Saburo Kurusu. He said Under-secretary Sumner Welles had been directed by the President to ask the Japanese representatives to call on him in order to make certain Inquiries of the Japanese government, through them, for the information of the President.

This was taken by observers to mean that the President was intervening personally in the negotiations In order to get some satisfactory explanation of recent Japanese military steps. Officials, however, declined to confirm or deny such interpretations. Not Bringing Reply Nomura indicated to reporters before going to see Welles that he and Kurusu were not bringing thelr government's reply to Secre tarV ot State Hull's document re stating the basis of United States policy in the Far East. Nomura said this still was being given "weighty consideration." Both the Japanese stressed that Japan was anxious to continue the conversations and hold open the door for a settlement. Kurusu.

asked if he still thought he had "fighting chance" of success, replied: "Yes. I don't give up so easily." Nomura said. "Nobody wants war war would not settle anything any way." Exhibit New Textiles PARIS, Dec. 2. (A.P.) Textiles made from weeds and resembling wool and felt materials were exhibited here today.

Eastern thistle was among the plants providing the fiber from which the cloth made. Constitutionally, questions of public health come within the purview of the provinces though the federal department Is a coordinating agency while it carries on many activities of its own. Any constitutional impediment would be overcome by subsidizing the provinces for carrying out the system. It is described as an enlargement of the British Columbia plan which was endorsed on a plebiscite. Before it started to operate, the war came on and nothing has been done since.

Depends on Salary Eligibility for the service would depend upon the income bracket Say New Hun Attack Cot 500,000 Men NEW YORK. Dec. 2. (A.P.) The B.B.C. said today that Soviet Vlcc-Commissar 8.

A. Lozovsky at Kuibyshev declared "the latest attempt of the Germans to take Moscow has cost them 500.000 men." The broadcast was heard by Nazis Are Able To Consolidate Divided Forces General Rommel Cuts Through Narrow British Corridor at Tobruk To Unite His Division. CAIRO. Dec. 2.

(A.P.) The Germans have succeeded In joining their two armored divisions in the fighting in the Libyan desert by cutting through the British corridor to Tobruk and the British forces have lost Rezcgh and Bir el Hamed In the battle, the British command said today. (An authoritative source in London said the success of a part of German General Rommel's forces In driving through the British lines from the west probably means the combined force now hemmed in along the coast east of Tobruk can break the encirclement and escape again to the west "if they wish to do A British spokesman said the joining of the 15th and 21st armored divisions had not in any way imnnirod British confidence. "It may delay matters for a few davs loneer he added. "It was Just a down in and UD-and-down fight." (Continued on Page 12, Col. 6) Young Boy Rescued From Ridcau River A young boy, whose name was given as Harvey Marsh, fell Into the Ridcau river near the Mlnto bridges while playing on the ice near the shore shortly after 1.30 o'clock this afternoon.

He was rescued by William Belier, employe of the National Research Council, who threw a long branch to the boy and pulled him to shore. The lad was taken into the Bureau of Statistics, Sussex street, where he was served a hot drink. He was reported none the" worse for his experience. Ottawa Lawyer Agrees Now 8 am. yes- dm in today, tertiay.

ntpni Ottawa 21 21 13 Vancouver 56 5 40 Calgary 50 54 3J Edmonton 35 58 21 Medicine Hat 51 59 34 Winnipeg 31 38 30 Toronto 41 4.1 39 Kingston 41 44 20 Montreal 24 15 New York 45 45 38 Miami 67 75 67 Chicago 46 55 4 Las Angeles 62 81 59 Narrow Escapes On Train Described By Passengers; Sailor Useful With Axe 'It Never Rains, But It Pours Edward Haughton, Ottawa lawyer, knows now that there is some truth in the old adage that "it never rains but it pours" after having left his ditched auto for the safety of a train only to have a few exciting moments during the derailment this morning. Coming home from Toronto where he had transacted business and watched the football game, Mr. Haughton was driving but at Port Hope his car skidded into a ditch due to the condition of the highway. Realizing the danger of driving, he left his car there and boarded the train for Ottawa which was derailed. Just Like Movies "It was just like you see in the movies," said Mr.

Haughton. "There was a loud crash as the train hit the switch and the train started to plunge along the ties. It Robinson McLean, former Toronto newspaperman en route to Ottawa to take a position with the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, was among the passengers of the C.P.R. train wrecked this morning. Sound asleep in a dimly lighted sleeping coach three-quarters of the way back on the train, Mr.

McLean said he was awakened by the sound of flying debris bumping and scraping along the roof of the coach. "The car Jerked to a stop," he said. "I thought we had' hit an automobile, so slight was the bump. Many of the passengers were under the impression that they had arrived in Ottawa and I could hear grumbling and muttering all along the line from people in our car who complained that they were not allowed to Sunrise. 8 25 a sunset, 5 21 p.m.

At noon today The Citizen thermometer on Spark Mreet registered 29 drgrecx above fcrro. Death Notices CARMAN At his residence. Farm Point, on Monday, December 1. 1041. Oisborn Carman, husband of the Inte Mary Earle.

In hl 87th year. Kuneral service at above address on Wednesday, December 3. at 2 nv. ST. Interment In MacLaren'a cemetery.

Wakefield. 42', 2 imi Sarah1 a GrV- i.un. widow or George a. ouiehpie. her 85th year.

Hehtlng at Hulae and Plavfalr 315 McLeod where service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, the 4Ui at 3.15 m. lnterr.ient In Quebec City. 42' 2 OLMSTED On Tuesday. Dec. 2.

194l! after a long Illness, Mabel Olmst-d. daughter of the late Charles Olmstel and Delanah Campbell. Funeral from the parlors of Geo. H. Roger.

172 cln on Thursday. Dec. 4. to St Matthew's church for service 2 p.m. Interment Beech nod remetery..

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