The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on December 2, 1941 · 12
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Tuesday, December 2. 1041. Par 12 THE KVKN1NO CITIZEN. OTTAWA, ONT. Cardinal Attends Pontifical Mass In Ottawa Church Dipniturie at Service Marking lOOlh Aniii-v'rnry of Oblate Arrival. The 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, . which Is being observed throughout Canada today, wan marked thin morning with a pontifical high mass celebrated at Sacred Heart church by His Excellency Most Rev. Alexandre Vachon, Archbishop of Ottawa, in the presence of His Eminence Cardinal J. M. Rodrigue Villeneuve, O.M.I., Archbishop of Quebec, and several other church dignitaries. The centennial ceremony was sponsored by the University of Ottawa, directed by the Oblate Fathers, itself almost 100 years old. Glowing tributes to the centenary of Oblate missionaries In Canada were paid in sermons delivered in French by Rt. Rev. Mgr. O. Maurault, P.S.S., rector of Montreal University, and in English by Rev. Father Edward Brown. S.J., rector of Loyola College, Montreal. Cardinal Villeneuve, who pre-fided at the throne during the mass, was attended by Rev. Dr. J. Hebert. O.M.I., rector of the University of Ottawa, and Rev. Father L. Deschatelets. O.M.I., superior of St. Joseph's Scholastics. For the pontifical, high mass. Archbishop Vachon was attended by Rt. Rev. Mgr. J. H. Chartrand, vicar general, as assistant priest, Rev. Father M. Lafreniere as deacon of me mass and Rev. Father M. Deschesne as subdeacon of the mass. Rev. Father Luclen Beaudoin acted as master of ceremonies. Others In Sanctuary Other dignitaries in the sanctuary included Most Rev. Joseph Guy. O.M.I., Bishop of Gravel-bourg. Sask.; Bishop Henri Belleau, O.M.I., apostolic vicar of James Bay: Rt. Rev. Mgr. Angelo Abbo. secretary of the Papal Legation: Rt. Rev. Mgr. J. Lebeau, diocesan chancellor; Rt. Rev. Mgr. Maxlme Tessier. assistant diocesan chancellor: Rt. Rev. Mgr. J. A. Myrand, Rev. Canons G. D. Prudhomme, J. O. Lalonde, J. E. Secours, L..C. Raymond and J. A. Carriere: Very Rev. Father J. Scannell, provincial cf the English-speaking Oblates; Rev. Father Louis Tache, CS.Sp., superior of St. Alexander's College. Obktes of the various houses In Ottawa and Hull attended in a body as well as representatives of the various religious communities of Ottawa and district. The ceremony was followed by a dinner. Rout of Nazis (Continued from Page One) "Plowed By Gunfire" "Positions' of enemy infantry were literally plowed up by the fire of Soviet guns; the horizon was clouded by black smoke throughout thed ay about Volokolamsk." Pravda said, in telling of an attack where the Germans had dug in behinc anti-tank traps, machine-gun nests and buried tanks run dry by fuel. "Only a few Germans escaped death." British-made tanks participated in this attack. Pravda added. At Kuibyshev, the secondary capital of Russia, spokesman S. A. Lazovsky declared in a press con ference that "the rout of Von Kieist's army at Rostov puts an end to tales about the invincibility of the German army and bars the way for a further advance of the invaders." "This is not the first and will not be the last, by far. of the devastating blows dealt to the Germany armr," said Lozovsky, Soviet vice-commissar of foreign affairs. Only Enormous Losses Of the new offensive against Moscow, he declared "The German- can register so far only tre-r"ndous losses In all directions, without exception." (Successful Soviet counterattacks on the Moscow front and expulsion of Finnish troops from four heights in southern Karelia, as well as the continuing German withdrawal along the shore of the Sea of Azov, were reported In London. (German armored and Infantry units were declared to be heading back to Mariupol. 100 miles west of Rostov, with the expectation of mating a stand between hills and coast at that city which they captured Oct. 7.) The Soviet Information bureau said "incomplete and preliminary figures" disclosed that Red army troops in the southern offensive had captured 118 tanks. 210 guns, 306 machine-guns, 178 mortars, 4.050 rifles and large quantities of other arms and military supplies from the forces of German Field Marshal Ewald von Klelst. "Most of the trophies," it reported, "fell to our 37th army, commanded by MaJ. Gen. Loptain, which by its skillful operations properly speaking decided the fate of Gen. von Kieist's troops." Heavy Plane Losses In addition to the captured equipment, much of which presumably can be salvaged. 102 planes were said to have been shot down by Russian fighter planes and ground gunners in seven days of fighting within the Rostov area. The bureau declared also that Russian fliers had destroyed or damaged 215 German tanks, 1,400 motor vehicles, 34 field guns and other arms and destroyed about three Infantry companies Sunday. Cossacks were the heroes of a tale told by the Moscow radio. In central front fighting, it said, a German armored force surrounded 3,000 Cossacks and moved in to destroy them. In crashing free, the Cossacks were reported to have cut off a German regimental headquarters, captured its staff and taken the prisoners with them. Narrow Escape (Continued from Page One) Tribute to Ottawa Firemen The former Toronto newspaperman paid tribute to Ottawa firemen. "They sure go to the scene in a hurry," he said. "It seemed no time at all until they were on the scene and playing water on the overturned baggage car." lnjurrd Seaman Helps A twenty-year-old Ordinary Seaman, J. A. Strong of Brant-ford, although Injured himself in the accident spent nearly an hour at the wreck assisting where he could before he allowed himself to be taken with 10 other slightly injured soldiers and sailors to Rldeau military hospital. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Strong of Brantford, he was in the coach immediately behind the baggage car. "It seemed as If the brakes were applied before we turned over," he told The Citizen. "There was a loud crash, some screaming, the front end of our coach went straight up in the air and came to rest on the slant. We found out later that it was resting on the burning baggage car. The other end was resting on the ground. The smoking compartment which was full of soldiers was telescoped it's a wonder they all weren't killed in there." The young seaman lying in his bed at the Rldeau Military Hospital showed two big contusions on the left side of his forehead. "After the crash," he said, "it was funny. So quiet. All you could hear were a few shouts and the sound of steam escaping from the overturned engine. Then the crackle of flames from the baggage car." Possible Skull Fracture Sitting immediately in front of the seaman was Sergeant Borden McCulloch of the First Battalion Cameron Highlanders returning from overseas who was among the more seriously Injured. He is under observation at the Rideau hospital for possible fracture of the skull. "I picked him up and asked if he was hurt," said the sailor, "he said no and then went out completely." Smashed Car Door I started to help as best I could. A woman carrying a baby went flying past me. I picked them up. The baby was still sound asleep. Everybody in the car was trapped. The one end was telescoped and the other was damaged so that you couldn't open the doors. Another . fellow and myself got an axe and went to work we smashed a door, cleared it of jagged glass and started to help the passengers through it. We took the woman with the baby first. I jumped to the ground and the woman lifted h:r baby through to me. It was still sound asleep. After we thought we had cleared the coach, I went back in. I heard some shouts from one end. I went there and found two fellows had been trapped in the lavatory. We smashed down the door and got them out. Boy were they glad to get out of there. It's a wonder they weren't killed. "Then a porter came running along and asked me to help him to collect fire extinguishers. By this time the baggage car was blazin? fiercely. With the porter I ran back along the other coaches and we each collected an arm full or extinguishers. These were passed out to other members of the train crew who were trying to fight the fire. Some Passengers Ignorant. "When we were getting the extinguishers in the rear coaches, a lot of the passengers didn't yet know what had happened. Some of them were sleepily getting dressed, thinking they had arriv ed in Ottawa ahead of time." Another Soldier's Experience. Gunner Cyril Quackenbush of Rochester, New York, who is now stationed at Petawawa was re turning to the camp from leave pent in his home town. He also was in the first car behind the baggage car. "I had Just come out of the smoker," he said. "The coach was crowded, everybody sprawled out asleep. I couldn't find a seat. Finally a fellow said, 'you can sit down over here with me.' He moved over and handed me a copy of a Toronto news paper to read. I Just started to read it when wham we hit! went up in the air and landed on top of the soldier who had offered me half his seat. I saw a woman and baby come flying past. With a sailor and some of the other boys we picked them up. The baby didn't let a peep out of it It was sound asleep." "We broke the back door of the coach with an axe and let the baby out. Trainmen came through with axes, more windows were broken to free other passen gers." Gunner Quackenbush, who was uninjured, said he didn't like the idea of being hospitalized. "I have a pay coming," he said, "and I want to get at it." Only One Badly Hurt - Eight other soldiers and sailors who were taken to the nearby military hospital were given opiates and were sound asleep when The Citizen arrived on the scene. Most of them will be held for a couple of days for observation although, with the possible exception of Sergt. McCulloch it is believed none is seriously hurt. Hospital Staff on Job Members of the staff of the hos pital said they heard the Toronto train go through as usual. The first thing that made them aware of the crash was the glare from the flaming baggage coach. They thought It was much farther away than was actually the case but several went to investigate. When they phoned news of the accident back to the hospital all equipment available was sent out and doctors and nurses lent material aid In assisting the wounded on the scene. The hospital's mobile equipment was utilized with a number of private cars in assisting the injured soldiers and sailors to the building which lies in an open field only a few hundred feet from the right-of-way over which the ill-fates taln passed. Aussie Cruiser (Continued from Page One) No date was given for the struggle but Prime Minister John Cur-tin disclosed in a statement that the next of kin of the Sydney's missing 42 officers and 603 men had been Informed Nov. 26. The new Sydney was seven years old and had steamed 80.000 miles in war service which took her from Australia to the Mediterranean and during which she fired 4.000 shells and been attacked 60 times by Axis bombers. While in the Mediterranean she and her accompanying destroyers sank the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleonl July 10. 1040. "Information has been received from the naval board that H.M.S. Sydney has been in action with a heavily armed merchant raider which she sank by gunfire," a communique issued by the Ministry of Information said. "The information was obtained from survivors from the enemy ship who were picked up some time after the action. Presumed Lost "No subsequent communication has been received from H.M.S. Sydney and it must be presumed she has been lost. Extensive search by air and surface units to locate survivors continues." The date of the action was not given but the announcement said that next of kin of the missing were Informed Nov. 26. The Admiralty, which identified the destroyed German raider as the Steiermark, said she "has been known for some time as raider No. 41 and had been sailing under the name of Kormoran." As raider No. 41 she had sunk nine British. British-Allied or neutral ships in the area of the Cape Verde Islands in the Eastern Atlantic, in the South Atlantic and in the Indian Ocean, the Admiralty declared. "Like other raiders," the Admir alty continued, "she has indulged from time to time in various disguises and has borne the flag of any nationality which her captain deemed at the time to suit his purpose." Off Australian Coast? The official announcements did not say where the action had occurred, but the first reports from Singapore said it was off the Australian coast. Prime Minister Curtin in his statement said planes and ships still were scouring the area where the Sydney vanished, but that only the slenderest, hope was entertained for any survivors. Powerfully Armed The Admiralty said the Steiermark was built in 1938 at Ham burg for the Hamburg-America Line and was "designed with a view to her employment as an armed merchant raider in war time." Before leaving Germany toward the end of 1940 the necessary alterations were made to convert her Into a powerful raider, the Admiralty said. "It is known that she carried at least six 5.9-inch guns, two air craft and further was fitted with underwater torpedo tubes in addi tlon to those fitted on deck. She had a speed of 18 knots and a complement of 400 officers and men." She was a formidable ves sel," the Admiralty concluded. Official Communique A communique issued by the Australian government and re leased by the Ministry of Informa tion said: . "For strategic reasons it was not desirable to publish informs tion earlier than now. The gov emment and naval board have. however, kept the press informed of developments as information was received and are (sensible of the co-operation of the press in withholding publication. "While regretting the loss of this fine ship and her gallant complement, the people of Aus tralia will be proud that she and they. upheld the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy and com pleted a glorious career in a suc cessful action against the enemy. In addition to sinking nine ships, the Steiermark attacked a 10th vessel, which escaped. Steiermark' Victims The nine ships sunk, listed by the Admiralty in order of their loss, were: Antonis (Greek) 3,729 tons British Union (British) 6,987 tons. Afric Star (British) 11.900 tons, Eurylochus (British) 5.723 tons all lost in the Cape Verde Islands area; Agnita (British 3.552 tons. Craftsman (British) 8,022 toni all in South Atlantic; Velebtt (Yugoslav) 4,153 tons, Marecba (British) 3,472 tons, Stamatios G Emblricos (Greek) 3,941 tons, all in Indian Ocean. (New York sources reported pre viously that the Afrlc Star had been sunk on March 13, 1941. No details were available at the time.) The Admiralty said that for one period of three months, between June 26 and Sept. 26 this year the Steiermark would not go on trade routes even disguised, for she realized the sinking of the Veleblt and Mareeba must have given away her position." Then she sank the Stamatios G Embirlcos, the Admiralty said, and "again her position was given away by the mere fact of this one success, and she spent two months trying to elude the naval patrols which finally secured her destruc tion." It added "it Ls a remarkabl tribute to the hunting power of our heavily-employed naval forces that this powerful ship should have been so driven from pillar to post that she failed to do fa greater damage than she did dur lng the period she was at sea.' R.C.A.F. Flier Killed VIRDEN. Man.. Dec. 2. (CP.) Leading Aircraftman K. Greer of the Royal Canadian Air Force was killed yesterday when the Tiger Moth elementary train ing plane he was flying crashed on a farm 11 miles north of No. 19 elementary flying training school here. The airman was on a routine solo practice flight when the ac- cldent occurred Australian Warship The Australian cruiser Sydney which went down in an engagement in which the 9,400-ton German merchant raider Steiermark was sunk. Smiths Falls (Continued from Page One) Just Getting Dressed A compartment sleeping car im mediately behind the day coach was also violently thrown about, although it did not tip over. Passengers still in their berths, and others Just getting dressed, were flung violently about, suffering bruises and shock. Pullman porters in the first three sleepers, were thrown down, suffering bruises. A few moments after the wreck. heat from the engine started a fire in the remnants of the bag gage car on top of it, and firemen from the city fire department under Chief J. J. O'Kelly were summoned to quench the blaze. A third sleeper, a chambrct. was lifted from the rails and held in this suspended position. Passengers in this car received a bad Jolt but none was injured. The remainder of the cars in the train stayed on the tracks, passengers in some cases not even aware that anything untoward had occurred. Others were aware that an accident had happened, but they were not Injured. Operated by C.P.R. The train was operated out of the Canadian Pacific Railway yards by a C.P.R. crew with a Canadian National Railways ex press car attached. The baggage or express car con tained no member of the train crew, it being sealed for the trip. Split wide open as it hurtled atop the engine, it spilled its contents of parcels over a wide area. These were quickly gathered up and piled under a tarpaulin, to be sorted again. Notify Ambulances. Nearby residents who wit nessed the crash notified ambulances and doctors, and the Rldeau Military Hospital, not far away, also sent aid. As soon as the engine left the rails, Fireman Leclalr attempted to jump from his window. He was almost successful, but his foot caught and held him against the steam pipes, from which he received his painful burns. He was able to extricate himself, however, and walked avray with the helo of others. The engineer, acrots the cab from him, was un fortunately on the side of the engine which hit the ground. The force of the impact practically tore the cab from the engine, bending it backward and side ways. The man was swept under the wreckage and Dinned under the whole weight of "the rear of the engine against a rail. His death was instantaneous. Quickly On Scene. After the ambulances had con veyed the Injured to hospitals, the passengers were brought Into the city in taxis ordered by the rail way companies. The ambulances of George H. Rogers, Ltd., Brady and Harris, and George Burney and Son, in addition to ambu lances from the Rideau Military Hospital, , were quickly on the scene and their crews aided in ren dering assistance. The injured soldiers from the shattered day coach were taken directly to the Military Hospital. The first step in clearing the wreckage was to detach the five coaches at the end of the train which were not damaged, and to run them onto a siding. Presently a wrecking train was made up in the Ottawa West yards and sent to the scene, with a gang of railroad laborers. The body of the dead engineer was located early in the examination of the wreck, but so heavily was it pinned that it was net extricated until more than five hours after the accident. A giant travelling crane was moved into position along the track over which the locomotive lay on its side. First workers had to cut the rail with an acetylene torch in order to straighten it to bear the weight of the crane. Then, with the use of the torch, several pieces of the shattered cab were cut away, and it was also cut from the coal tender. The crane lifted the cab from the ground a sufficient distance to allow workers to get under to remove the body of the engineer. The body of Engineer Burrows was taken to the parlors of George H. Rogers, Ltd., 172 Elgin street, where an inquest will be opened this afternoon at five o'clock. . Thrown From Beds Although the impact was hardly perceptible In the rear coaches, occupants of the leading sleepers were thrown from their beds. In one Instance a porter was cata- pulted from one end of his coach Lost Sinking Raider IMIITTTSlfjr i. I., i.-fil'i i 2 to the other. The train conductor. H. French, who suffered head and facial injuries, stated he was sitting in a smoker of the second coach when the crash came. He was thrown violently against the wall, and although painfully injured he refused to leave the scene all morning. He was given first aid at the scene, and toward noon was taken to the Civic Hospital for further treatment. Felt Slight Jolt Brakeman E. Kerr, of Smiths Falls, was in the last coach of the I tram. He saia ne was suung on a ; cnair ana oniy ieii a sngnt joh and did not realize that the engine had left the track. "We could not have been going very fast, or else I would have been thrown across the coach and have been injured," he stated. Albert Leonardo, living on the; trapped forces, appeared to have Russell Road, an employe of Beau-1 once more isolated the British gar-champ's Auto Carriage Works, Pison at Tobruk. with which over-next door, said he was just getting j land communications were estab-dressed and happened to look out , lished last week after it had held of the window as the train passed ' out for more than seven months not 200 yards from his home. "Suddenly," he said, "it just seemed to crumple up at the front. There didn't ;eem to be a great deal of noise to it. I hurried and finished dressing and ran over to the engine. Someone told me they could not find the engineer. A few minutes later Che fire started in the baggage car on top of the engine, and I ran back to the garage and got two big fire extinguishers. I tried to put out the fire with these but they weren't enough. We saw the engineer's l"gs sticking out from underneath the cab but it was too heavy for us to lift. Then the firemen came and put out the fire Kicked in Windows Robert Jelley, who lives in apartment three of the Dubois apartment on the Russell road, directly opposite from where the accident occurred, said he was in bed when he heard a thud and the house shook. He could hear the sound of escaping steam and he jumped from his bed and looked out his window. "I saw there had been a wreck so I got dressed in a hurry, and went out. There was no fire over the engine yet. I could see a lot of people inside the day coach which was lying on its side across the little ravine so I kicked in some of the windows and helped the soldiers and others to get out. There were two doctors on the train and they started to give first aid to the people who were hurt." Blocks Main Line. It was only the .second day that the wrecked train had been running on this particular schedule. Previously train No. 34 had been run in two sections, due in Ottawa at 8.20 a.m. The wrecked train was known as No. 32. and was formerly the first section of No. 34. It WAS mort iin at Smlllic Palis nt nacnn t - "w " . fuvuvuvi watiica Hum Toronto. The accident blocked the main line into Ottawa from Toronto in this direction nnrl It n't: sary then for railway officials to rcarrange the schedule for later trains. Train No. 34, normally due in Ottawa at 8.20 a.m. did not arrive until 10.30 a.m. Native of Jasper Frank Burrows, the dead rngineer, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burrows of Jasper. Ont., and was a highly respected and lifelong resident of Smiths Falls. He was a member of the Order of Railway Firemen and Enginemen and of Rideau Lodge. I.O.O.F. Three sisters survive. Mrs. Roy Francis, Brockville; Mrs. Norman Kinch, Jasper and Mrs. Fred Baker, Smiths Falls. Sergeant McCulloch, in the injured list is the youngest of three sons of Mrs. Ida McCulloch, n widow, of 54 College avenue, was returning home from oversea.? duty of the illness of his mother. He had served in Iceland before going to England with his unit. Hiicliallcr and Aides Sentenced To Death NEW YORK. Dec. 2. (A.P.) Louis (Lcpke) Buchalter. ons-tlme king-pin industrial racketeer, and two co - defendants, Emanuel (Wendy) Weiss and Louis Capone, today were sentenced to die in the electric chair the week of Jan. 4. 1942. for the slaying of Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn storekeeper. Only Weiss had any comment as Kings County Judge Franklin Taylor sentenced the trio. "All I can say is I'm innocent," he said. "That's all I can say." The three were convicted of slaying Rosen early Sunday morn- I ing. Nazis Arc Able (Continued from Page One) It could be termed local dcr-mun aurcesN. he said. Bntli Sides KriormlnK Both sides now were stated to be reforming and regrouping their forces for a new battle over the desolate, rock -strewn desert, and British reinforcements were said to be reaching the field in a steady stream. Reports here said some of these reinforcements were being landed at Tobruk by the Royal Navy. London sources said Britain "still appears to have numerical Htipeilortty in armored forces." They snld German claims of destruction of British tanks were fantastic. (There was no evidence, the , sources added, that the combined German force now could endanger the Empire forces engaged in wiping out Axis forces still resisting in pockets along the Egyptian-Libyan border, but it was admitted there still was no indication that, the Germans were attempting to drive westward out of the encirclement.) Rommel apparently threw all his armored reserves into the balance, using the 15th Armored Division, which had suffered com paratlvcly little in the previous fighting, to hammer a way through the British lines to remnants of the 21st Division in the east. Cleanup Continuing The British command said that the cleanup of the border region was continuing and that Sidi Omar Nuovo. near the Libyan coast, fell to two Punjab bat talions two days ago. Axis forces strongly entrenched there with machine-guns, anti-tank guns and mortars had held out since the capture of nearby Sidi Omar on the border. Four hundred prisoners were taken after heavy shelling, some of it at a range of only 50 yards. Junction between the two elements of the German army was made near Zaarran. about six milcs northeast of Rezegh, the bulletin said. Militarv Quarter-, here sairt that British forces north of Rezegh, between Ed Duda and the port of Tobruk, apparently still were holding theif ground. (The German success, in addi tion to relieving tneir own en- against besieging Axis forces. In Narrow Sector. The British command said the German break-through had been accomplished on a comparatively narrow sector of the front, between Bir El Hamed and Rezegh, with the Nazis crashing through by the weight of concentrated power. The R.A.F. played a major role in the fighting, knocking out many of the attacking German armored vehicles. The communique which an- i nounced the break-through said j British troops were continuing to I mop up Axis centers of resistance along the Libyan-Egyptian frontier to the cast, but made no mention of operations elsewhere in the fluid 1,600-square-mile desert battlezone where fighting has been raging since Nov. 20. Prior to publication of the communique acknowledging that the Germans had consolidated their forces, reports reaching here from the front said that British reinforcements were pouring into Tobruk by sea an an effort to prevent Just .such a development. Both British infantry and artillery were said to have taken up positions in the Tobruk-Rezegh corridor to bolster armored forces fighting off repeated German attacks from the west. Hard Knocks Suffered. These advices also said British casualties thus far appeared t have been lighter than was at first feared. though it was acknowledged that New Zealand and Indian units which have been taking a major part in the fighting had suffered some hard kncX. There was a general belief here that the battle in the Tobruk-Rezegh zone, composed of innumerable fantastic clashes between tanks and armored cars. was ' rapidly approaching a decisive . stage, Inspection of captured German positions, however, indicated the Nazis probably were in no imme- ; ?ia,te dnr of suffering from lack of food supplies. Their messes appeared to be well-stocked with staples of all kinds including bread baked in Munich and kept edible for months by a spccial kind of wraPPpr sausiactory progress was re ported in the two other main PARKER'S i PRICE' 2 SALE Continues only as follows for One More Week. SUITS COATS DKESSKS HOUSECOATS KIMONOS To obtain this special offer, each garment at Vz Price must be accompanied with another garment at the regular price. THERE'S A PARKER CASH AND CARRY C.S. Commission Calls For Office Girls Of J 6 And 17 Miit He Ollaua Itoidrnlx. Salary $.aliMl. lVr Month, Cool of Living ltonn Included. The Civil Service Commission announced today that it Is calling for girls of 16 and 17 years of aise for the position of "office girl." Only Ottawa reMdcnl will be considered. It is a new government classification comparable In rank, salary and duties to that of office boy. The salary Is $38.85 per inoiiln, bonus included, less it deduction of five per cent for the savings fund. The money deducted for this fund is paid back to the employe when she leaves the government service. Pointing out that the Introduction of "office girls" into the government service is a wartime measure and somewhat in the nature of an experiment, the officials of the commission declared that it was absolutely impossible to Ret boys to do the work. There wtll be no written examination. Applicants will be inter- Today in Europe (Continued from Page One) It is now known the attack leading to their expulsion from Rostov was a great surprise to the Germans and was accompanied by violent hand-to-hand and grenade fighting. So sudden and irresistible was the Russian swoop that the Germans not only failed to save the stores they had brought forward but even omitted to destroy them. This German force was expected to lead the way to the Caucasian oil sources. The German command now re- ports it has been able to bomb and yond tne powers 0f the legislature destroy oil dumps along the Sea , oi tne provnce, of Azov behind the present fight- j Tne dPcision was made in a ref-ing zone. I erence to the court by the federal According to Russian information, the oil the Germans have bombed is their own, abandoned in a hurry which has since developed j into a rout. A large part of the retreating German force has already passed Taganrog and may make a stand between the hills and the coast near Mariupol. Moscow believes that, although the danger to the town is great, German resources are strained to the utmost. It Ls estimated that in eleven days on this front the Nazis lost 330 tanks about three-quarters of one armored division, says The Times' correspondent at Kuibyshev. Six more German armored divisions have been concentrated in the triangle between Kalinin, Klin and Volokolamsk. Tills indicates that at least eighteen hundred tanks have been operating in that limited region. The Russians are taking heavy toll of each division with guns, mines, petrol -bottles and other defences. The Red air force is extremely ef fective in protecting communications and supply lines east of the capital. German precautions in occupied territories behind the Russian fronts have been increasing recently, according to The Times' Stockholm correspondent. What the Germans described as a "battalion of police" was sent from Lithuania during November together with another battalion from Latvia. These precautions admit- tedly are being taken to combat "banditism" a term usually employed by the Germans to denote guerrilla activity. North African battle areas the Libyan -Eg yptian frontier area where Imperial forces were mop ping up scattered Axis units and the Glalo Oasis area to the south- west where they were hacking away at Axis communications. The Royal Air Force was to- operating actively with ground forces in all three' sectors. ED-RAP Any material except velour, any standard size, single width unlincd SANITONK CLEANED Expertly Finished SLIP COVERS Chesterfield or Couch 75c Chair 50c Cushion .... 15c Any material, plain. Pleated slightly extra. Rugs and Carpets Shampooed for lM Price Domestic, 9' x 12'. Regular 4.30. Special $2.15 Oriental, 9' x 12'. Regular 6.50. Special $3.25 2-Day Service If Required. viewed and a ratins given a result of the Interview. "We are looking for serious-minded young women," an official of the commission pointed out. "We don't want any girl who thinks Its Just, going to be a lot of fun!" The mm lesion Is hoping to get. uliN who have had at one year of high school, but lack "f this training may not prove a liandli up If the candidate I naturally intelligent and eacer ta learn. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to qualify for promotion to grade one positions with a little experience and study, it is hoped . The commission points out that the girls will not be mixed in Wlta regular male office boys' pools. Department chiefs will be asked to requisition for office girls for specific Jobs. Court Majority Finds Debt Act Is Ultra Vires Alherta Adjustment Iepi-laliou Held lJnrnntitu lional hy Hiphot Tribunal hv Six to One. A majority of the Supreme Court of Canada today decided the Alberta Debt Adjustment Act of 1937 as amended in subsequent years is unconstitutional and be- government for an opinion on the soundness of the act which the federal authorities contended was an invasion of the federal narlia- merit's jurisdiction over bank- ruptcy and Insolvency. The act set up a "Debt Adjustment Board" and provided that no proceedings could be taken to enforce payments of debts by "resident debtors" or "resident farmers" in Alberta without the written consent of the board. The majority Judgment was written by Chief Justice Sir Lyman Duff and concurred in by Justices T. Rinfret. H. H. Davis, Patrick Kerwin, A. B. Hudson and Robert Taschereau. Only As Conflicting Mr. Justice O. S. Crocket in a dissenting Judgment held the act was not ultra vires "except Insofar as its provisions may be found to conflict with any existing Dominion legislation strictly relating to any of the classes of subjects enumerated In section 91 of the British North America Act or es being necessarily incidental to the particular subject matter upon which the Parliament of Canada has undertaken to legislate as falling within one or other of the said ennneratcd heads." In the reference the Supreme Court was asked to say. first. If the act was ultra vires in whole or in part and then, if it was operative in respect of a number of different types of suits for the recovery of money. As the majority found the act ultra vires In whole it also founi it inoperative in respect of the suits mentioned in the secondary questions. Mr. Justice Crocket, who held the act not ultra vires except" where it conflicted with federal legislation, was unable to answer the secondary questions about particular actions with a similar qualification. Hull Traffic Court The following motorists were fined $10 and costs for speeding when arraigned in Hull magistrate' court this morning: Stewart Eu.v i tacc. 21 Florence street: Howard Ducharme, 282 Preston street: 1 James Clifford. 11 Richmond j road; Louis Leblanc. 260 Laurler avenue; Weldie Comba. 1 Gould street: Arthur Patterson. 303 I Arlington avenue. To Help lou Brighten Up the Home for CHRISTMAS BEDSPREADS Any Ur. Any mlerll. Perfectly plain 75c up Blankets 2 ,or 75c Comforter and F.tdrrdown 75c 'UV I'unhUini Vtr up Curtains Silk .... lie Nlandnni vlxri STORE NEAR YOU

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