The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on January 27, 1947 · 12
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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 12

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Monday, January 27, 1947
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12 THE EVENING CITIZEN, Civil Service Matters Before 20th Parliament By J. A. Hume Citizen Parliamentary Writer Considerable legislation concerning the welfare and operation of the government service is expected at the forthcoming third session of the 20th Parliament opening next Thursday. Various amendments to both the Civil Service Act and the Civil Service Superannuation Act will be submitted in statutory form by the government for Parliament's approval. Retirement IMan An amendment to the CS Act Is forecast making retirement from the government service compul sory at 65 for men and 60 years of age for women. Optional retirement two years earlier in each category will likely be permitted. Because of the manpower situation during the war. the government found it advisable and necessary to continue government employes in service beyond the ages specified. However, now that the war Is over, such extensions are no longer necessary. Also, the government hopes to effect considerable economies because many positions,, may not be filled for some time to come. The CS Superannuation Act Is to be amended permitting pre-war temporary government employes to count their periods of war service for superannuation purposes, without any individual contribution. Certain recommendations of the W. L. Gordon royal commission on administrative classifications in this pv.blic service will require legislation. In this category come recommendations by the commission that the. employes of numerous departments, boards, commissions and agencies, now operating outside the Civil Service Act, should be brought under the provisions of that act. The list of boards, etc, in this category, includes the Air Transport Board. Board of Grain Commissioners. Board of Transport Commissioners. Canadian Farm Loan Board, Canadian Information Service. Canadian Pension Commission. Civil Service Commission. Export Credits Insurance Corporation. International Joint Commision. Tariff Board, Unemployment Insurance Commission, and War Veterans Allowances Board. In addition, about 7,000 employes in the income tax division of the National Revenue department and about 500 employes In the penitentiaries branch of the Justice department still carry on outside the CS Act. While it is unlikely the govern ment will adopt the Gordon commission recommendations concerning all the boards listed above, It is quite possible that at least some of the boards mentioned will have their staffs brought under the CS Act as to future operation. Diplomatic Service Prime Minister Mackenzie King has already given intimation of Col. R. R. Lashley Dies Suddenly A soldier of two world wars and a former deputy paymaster general at NDHQ, Ottawa. Col. Richard R. Lashley died suddenly on Sunday at his birthplace in Bridgetown. Barbados. First word of his sudden passing came last night when his daughter received a telegram from Mrs. Lashley. No immediate details were available although arrangements were being made to have the body brought to Ottawa by plane. Col. Lashley, who retired from the army last summer due to failing health, w-as a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lashley. and although he was born in Bridgetown, always considered Ottawa as his home. He was in his 55th year. Coming to Canada at the age of 18. Col. Lashley enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers four years later when war broke out and rose from the rank of sapper to captain. At the close of the war he reverted to noncommissioned rank and reinlisted with the permanent force. At the outbreak of the 2nd World War, while on staff at the Royal Military College. Kingston, he was appointed to the rank of colonel and served as paymaster before being moved to NDHQ at Ottawa as assistant deputy paymaster. In 1945 he was appointed deputy paymaster general. At his retirement he had served in the army for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Pauline Guay of Whitehall, NY, and three sons, Richard, who is attending Toronto University: Robert with the RCAF and William of Ottawa and two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Marshall and Mrs. L. J. Turner, both of Ottawa. Surviving besides is one grandchild. Miss Susan Turner, of Ottawa. Funeral arrangements will announced later. be Electrical Encincers For Defence Dept. The Civil Service Commission today announced the names of successful candidates in three competitions for the position of electrical engineers in the depart ment of National Defence, naval service, here. They were Herman Klein. Mont real, electrical engineer grade four (radar) ; William W. Loucks. London. Ont., and Wilfred G. Hoyle Edmonton and Ottawa, electrical engineers, grade three (power). The announcement said the posts were in the directorate of electrical engineering which is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all radio and and electronic equipment. The appointees will conduct research to develop new or improved lRCMP, who will conduct a series systems of communication andlbf lectures during the training navigation. Ottawa, Monday, January 27, 1947 legislation to provide superannuation for members of the diplomatic service and for members of many government boards and agencies. This legislation will likely take the form of amendments to the. CS Superannuation Act. Presumably, those concerned would contribute six per cent of their salary to the Superannuation fund and become eligible for superannuation after a minimum of ten years' service. The legislation mentioned above will grant superannuation protection, on an equitable basis, for Canadian government employes who have taken positions with the United Nations, or any of its re cognized agencies. Similar superannuation protection may be provided for various categories of technical personnel joining the Dominion government service in the National Research Council or other government departments from provincial governments or from universities. The whole purpose of this latter protection would be to facilitate greater inter-change of technical and professional personnel as between the Dominion government service on the one hand and provincial governments and universities on the other, for the benefit of the Dominion as a whole. Miss S. R. Preston Dies In Hospital In Her 39th Year Miss Susan R. Preston, a resident of Ottawa for the past 60 years and a former employe of the Department of the Interior for 35 years died this morning in a local hospital following a brief illness. She was in her 83th year. She was known for a lifetime of devoted church and philanthropic work. Born at Hillside Farm, Newboro, daughter of the late Richard Allen Preston and the former Jane Warren Bell, she received her education there and later at tended the Continuation School at Delta and the Model training school at Athens where she taught for several years. Prior to her residence in Ottawa, she took, the four year Canadian Literary and Scientific College course and entered the Civil Service before the turn of the century. Miss Preston, a faithful attendant of Dominion Methodist church for 60 years was active in its var ious organizations which included the Young People's League and the Sunday School in which she taught a class for eight years. She was a life member of the Women's Missionary Society. Miss Preston was a charter member of the All People's Mis sion of the Bell street Methodist church and took an active part in the Mission's work. She was also interested in the YWCA and belonged to the Monday Club. She was for many years identified with the charitable work of the King's Daughter Guild and the boy's work of the YMCA. The work of Women's Christian Temperance Union also had her interest and support. Miss Preston is survived by one sister, Mrs. James S. Eagleson of Ottawa: four nieces, Miss E. G Eagleson, New York City", Mrs. M. P. Whelen, Toronto, Mrs. J. M Baxter of Hamilton, and Mrs. George Collins of Unadilla, NY; four nephews, S. P. Eagleson of Ottawa. F. B. Eagleson, Toronto, Dr. H. Preston of Brockville, and W. Preston. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3 30 o'clock at the parlors of Geo. H. Rogers, 172 Elgin street, with Rev. H. W. Avi-son of Dominion United church officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Beechwood cemetery. Chinese (from Page One) Of Chinese wives and children he said: "At present, there are a num ber of Canadian citizens of Chinese origin whose wives and unmarried children under 18 years of age are in China and who, be cause of the Chinese Immigra tion Act, have not been allowed to come into Canada to join their husbands and fathers. "With the repeal of the. Chinese Immigration Act, these persons will become admissible under the provisions of an order-in-council passed in 1930." He added that the General Vnmigration Act contains regula-Jl ms respecting the admissibility persons from all foreign countries and necessary amendments to bring the Chinese under the general provisions will be enacted. Meetings protesting the act were held last night in Halifax, Toronto, London, Ont., and Ottawa. ROW "Rookies" Study Court Procedure A squad of 24 potential RCMP constables was present in city court this morning t. study court procedure and the presentation of evidence as part of a six-mo' th course in probationary training for the force. The men were uuder the (command of Cpl. H. S. Graves, interim. Little Change Expected In Weather Today Week-end weather was a "head ache" to everyone, hut particularly to skiers and motorists. Streets and sidewalks were . dangerously slippery Sunday but, as the rain continued, ice turned to slush making it easier to get a footing. Many skiers, undaunted, went up to the Gatlneau hills to try the trails but they found skiing conditions very poor, hills were icy and dangerous. Some were caught in the rain and came back to town in mid afternoon "soaked to the skin". Monday morning's low temper ature of 24 degrees at eight o'clock was about 48 degrees higher than might be expected for a January, morning. TCA and Colonial air lines .reported that planes were not landing in Ottawa this morn ing because of the fog. However, flights leaving Ottawa were not cancelled. ' An official of Colonial coach lines stated that its buses were running on time. By mid- morning the fog began lifting, and it was clear by noon. Today's temperature was expect ed to reach a high of 42 degrees. Those hoping for a let-up in the rain are due to be disappointed, The forecast calls for intermittent rain beginning about dawn Tues day, chancing to snow about mid- afternoon and becoming clear by evening. The weather will continue mild today and early Tuesday, according to the forecaster, but will turn much colder tomorrow even ing. NEW CANON Rev. Herbert W. Browne, rector of St. Barnabas Anglican church, whose appointment as a canon of Christ Church Cathedral was announced Sunday by Rt. Rev. Robert Jefferson, Anglican bishop of Ottawa. Rev. Canon Browne has been rector of St. Barnabas church for 21 years. (See also Page 4) Dick (From Page One) . Mr. Rigney said - the Crown wanted an opinion from the supreme court of Canada on the admissibility as evidence of statements given police by Mrs. Dick. "The application for leave to appeal, will be expedited," said Mr. Rigney. "I feel this case would be seriously prejudiced from both the point of view of the Crown and the defence, if proceeded with today." Mrs. Dick, sitting beside her father, looked straight ahead of her as the , argument was conducted. Donald MacLean leaned back, hooked his elbows over the back of the prisoner's bench. Bohozuk crossed his legs, sat with his hands folded in his lap. G. A. Martin, counsel for Boho zuk. submitted that the trial should, proceed so far as his client was concerned. "The limit of the Crown's ob ligation is to indict at the first assizes (after charge) and proceed at the second assizes," said Mr. Martin. Walter Tuchtie, counsel for MacLean, associated himself with the remarks of Mr. Martin. No Grounds for Delay "Something must be done," he said. "This cannot go on from assizes to assizes. There is no ground for postponing the trial of Bohozuk and MacLean. Mr. Rigney disputed Mr. Mar tin's contention that Bohozuk should be discharged on a writ of habeas corpus and reiterated- "the rights of justice are per manent." MacLean and Bohozuk arrived at the courthouse some minutes before court was due to open at II am. As usual they were flanked by policemen and handcuffed to gether. . Crash (From Pge .One) Eight Crashes in U.S. The crash was the costliest of the 14 week-end crashes, eight of which occurred in the United States, Saturday 12 persons, mostly set tlers and missionary nuns bound for East Africa, died in a crash at London's Croydon airport. Three nuns among the 23 occupants were killed, including one nun who sacrificed her life to push another Dassenger to safety from the burning wreckage. Four crew, members were killed and a $2,000,000 cargo of gold bullion and coins scattered when another plane crashed into a Hong Kong peak. The crash of an R.A.F. Mosquito plane near Kirby Fleetham, York shire, England, Saturday took the lives of the two-man crew Satur day. Another aerial accident in which a U.S. Army transport plane crashed 60 miles south of Ham burg, resulted in the pilot being fatally injured. Five Killed in Indiana In the U. S., five men were killed when a seven-place private plane carrying - them from a dis - v l - ' I? &i? VI St s " PORTRAIT UNVEILED M. J. national leader, and Mrs. J. S. widow of the party's founder, Woodsworth. view a portrait of Local Chinese Approve Govt. Move On Act News that the government intended, to introduce a bill to repeal the Chinese Immigration Act at the forthcoming session of Parliament was hailed with marked satisfaction among the 375 or more members of Ottawa's Chinese community today. Regarded by prominent Ottawa Chinese as an important move from the traditional Chinese viewpoint of "saving face," the pending legislation was commended unanimously and there was unmistakable jubilation in Chinese business circles of Ottawa where the present legislation, excluding Chinese on grounds of racial origin, has been regarded as an unjust discrimination against a wartime ally. According to Ottawa Chinese some 20 or 25 families in the city's Chinese community may be affected by a provision which will enable them to bring wives and children from China. It is estimated that there are about 550 Chinese in the Ottawa Valley area, a small proportion of Canada's total Chinese population which is centered chiefly in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Thus no large scale Chinese family immigration is expected in Ottawa or the Ottawa area. Harris ( From Page Or ) Mr. Beament described Soboloff as a "very much greater offender" and suggested that Harris should only be fined $2001 B. W. Howard of Ottawa. Crown counsel, said that the evidence clearly indicated that Harris appreciated the illegal aspects of the scheme to get a passport and said his sentence should rank with those of other espionage accused whose activities had been found prejudicial to Canada. Evidence and argument in the 16th trial connected with Canada's espionage probe ended Friday after Harris had taken the witness stand in his own defence and denied any connection with Russian activities in this country. He was charged with conspiring to obtain false passports and to forge them in violation or tne Official Secrets Act of 1939, the charges being based upon the criminal code. Rejected Motion He testified after Judge McDou-eall rejected a defence motion for dismissal of the case in a ruling which held " that the fact that Harris had come to Ottawa with an alleged Russian agent Sam Carr, former national organizer of the Labor-Pogessive party constituted an overt act. The judge also found that a literal Interpretation of the affected sub-section of the. Secrets Act showed that the charge was covered by the presumptions of that act regardless of whether it was one of conspiracy or of a direct violation. Harris said he had met Carr 10 years ago and said they had be come close friends. It was not uncommon for them to spend weekends together in cities such as Ottawa. Montreal and New York. This was the one form of vacation Harris could get from his office. trict manager's meeting of the United States Machine Corporation at Lebanon. Ind.. crashed into a barn near Rensselaer, Ind. . Two persons were killed in each of four other plane accidents, near Tipton. Okla.. Darlington, Wis., Taneytown, Md., and Westmoreland, Kas. . t A Purdue University student was killed in a crash near Rochester, Ind.; a Wales Center. N. Y.. man was killed when his small plane fell near there, and a man was killed and another injured in a crash near Conway, S. C. (See Also rage 3) X z- :7P . 5. , ' . V ! Coldwcll, CCF Woodsworth, the late J. S. the founder at Leo Cantin Eastview Veterans Forming Own Branch Of Legion With the appointment of a board of officers pro tern, plans are now well advanced for the establishment of a branch of the Canadian Legion in Eastview and approximately 120 veterans, residents of the town have signed membership applications. At the first meeting which was held in the town hall, Leo Cantin, deputy-reeve of the municipality and a veteran of World War I, was chosen as president, while Stephen B. Withers and David Gin-gras, Jr., were named first and second vice-presidents respectively. Charles Neville is secretary and Bert Brunet is treasurer. Directors are Paul Sabourin, Michael Seguin and A. McCor- mack. ' Mr. Cantin told The Evening Citizen today it is hoped to have the new branch functioning smoothly in the near future. He said that a great deal of interest has been manifest among veterans who have long felt the need of a Legion branch in their own town and he full expected membership to reach, if not pass, the 200-mark. While meetings will be held for the time being in the town hall. Mr. Cantin stated the organization would find permanent quarters as soon as possible and believed that the proposed new community hall in Eastview might be the place. Construction of the hall, if present plans materialize, will be undertaken sometime in the spring or early summer. Bob Dennison "Jumps" Renfrew To Play In U.S. RENFREW. Jan. 25 (CP) The Ottawa Valley Hockey Association today was minus its third player this season as a result of unauthorized transfers to United States clubs. W. R. Elliott, registration committee chairman of the intermediate association, said Bob Dennison, star center with the Renfrew Lions, had "jumped" the squad Saturday morning for a berth with Baltimore Orioles. Two others. James Fitzpatrjck and Hubert Anslow, both of the Pembroke Lumber Kings, left earlier in the season. Fitzpat-rick now is playing with a California club and . Anslow with the New York Rovers. Protests against their departures without official transfers have been lodg ed with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, said Mr. Elliott. Meanwhile, an attempt at conciliation by Dr. W. G. Hardy of Edmonton, president of the In-ternatlon Ice Hockey League, awaits completion of evidence. Another case awaiting further details is that of Jack Gordon. Winnipeg junior now with New York Rangers. m - - X w , " , - 4 i -CsJ; ceremonies in connection with the opening of Woodsworth House, Metcalfe street, on Saturday. Tainting is by Harold McCrae. Photo by Newton Plain Water Still Popular With Ottawa Citizens During 1946 the-, people of Ot tawa used 8,704.142.000 gallons of water, just 442.933.000 gallons more than was used in 1945 ac cording to figures-released today by H. P. Stockwell, the assistant waterworks engineer. - The total consumption for 1945 stood at 8,261,209,000 gallons. The average daily water con sumption in 1946 stood at 23.846.- 964 gallons, as against 22,633,449 gallons in 1945. an increase of 1.213,515 gallons daily during 1945. 50 Gallons Ter Family The figures given above include Ottawa, Eastview, Westboro, Over- brook, and the village of Rock cliffe. It is estimated by the waterworks engineer that approxi mately 50 gallons daily is used by the average family of five but costs are not based on per-capita con sumption. "We must take into considera tion the fire protection necessary for Ottawa householders, the in dustries and commercial establish ments," Mr. Stockwell said. "Water costs are based on the assesment of the properties with the excep tion of industrial and commercial installations where the water us?d is metered and paid for on that basis." In addition provision is made for a water reserve of 10,000,000 gallons, sufficient to provide the now necessary to take care or a major conflagration. "The 10,000.000 gallon reserve is sufficient to take care of 32 fire streams such as were used in 1916 when the parliament buildings burned. That was Ottawa's great est fire and It is used as the basis for our water reserve for fire- fighting purposes." Claxton (From Page One) By Dick Sanburn The country Is still very much in the dark as to what weapons are being tested at Churchill. For security reasons, it is most unlikely that the government will reveal what those weapons are. The Russian story that "1.000 American troops and 500 Canadian soldiers" are at Churchill Is correct except for one little thing . . . the Russian writer added an extra zero to the American strength. There are about 100 United States Army engineers at Churchill, mainly concerned so far with renovating and preparing quarters for them- selve and others who may follow including "married quarters." The Canadian establishment, when it is complete, will be about 500. but only about 400 Canadians have moved in so far. , There appears to be no truth at all in the charge that Churchill Is being transformed into a huge American naval base. When the new research base was set up. it was set up on a trl service basis, for army, navy and air force, plus United States units However, the accent as far as Canada is concerned is on army. Of the 500 total Canadian strength, more than half will be army, with about 200 airmen and only about 25 navy men. The Russian radio story has all the ear-marks of an old wartime trick which seldom worked. Both sides frequently put out stories they had dreamed up, in the hopes that the other side would bp stung into making a reply that would inadvertently reveal something factual and useful. This time, the Russians didn't sting Canada hard enough to learn much, except that Canada is test ing certain un-named weapons at Churchill. Those weapons could be artillery, tanks, aircraft motors, rifles, grenades, mortars, flame throwers or anything else. But II Canada nas even one jet-propelled missile within its borders, it certainly is a big secret to Canadians. The new rigid economy rule in the defence ser vice probably doesn t allow for any such frills as jet-propelled bombs Offer Job Training In Variety Of Fields livcryiillnp rrum jiinK rarliiiiiZ lO .uuiur Mechanics Offered To Vets As Vocations How would you like to be a mink farmer? If you are a veteran in the Ottawa district chances of very good. Perhaps the opportunity of training for the position of veterinary assistant would interest you. There's an opening in that profession too, for acording to D. A. Pettapiccc. district supervisor of Canadian Vocational Training. Aylmer building, there are at present 90 train-Ing-on-the-job opportunities open to veterans of "C" district. Various Trades The various trades in which veterans may apply for training include home furnishing, watch repairing, several textile trades, radio announcing, bakers, motor mechanics, building, poultry raising and for the male or female veteran Interested, an opporunity exists to train for the position of dental chair assistant. Veterans taking advantage of training-on-the-job opportunities receive many benefits. In addition to getting expert training in their chosen trades or professions they may be assisted financially by the Department of Veterans Affairs which has authority to supplement the Income to which the employer trainer feels they are entitled. After a veteran has been placed in a new job the CVT does not. even then, consider its job done. A well-trained and conscientious staff of field men make it their business to do "follow-up" work by keeping an eye on the progress of these men. If the job does not suit his qualifications, and the field man believes he could do better in another part of the firm, the employer is approached, suggestions are put forward, and the veteran is eventually put on a job more suitable. British Critics Heap Praise On Late Grace Moore LONDON, Jan. 27 (AP) British music critics paid unqualified tribute to the memory of Grace Moore today, remembering her as a brilliant artist and a charming and generous personality. Amid headlines which told of Sunday's air disaster in Denmark which took the lives of the soprano and 21 others, music commentators impressed upon readers that the world had lost a singer who was "the supreme contradiction of the standard conception of a prima donna." Miss Moore's debut on the London stage at Covent Garden Opera House in 1935, as Mimi in La Boheme, The Times noted, "could not have been happier." That performance at Covent Garden a command appearance before George V and Queen Mary was, in her own words, "the most glorious accolade" of her career. She took 13 curtain calls. Petawawa Rink Captures Quebec Curling Trophy QUEBEC, Jan. 27 (CP) A Petawawa. Ont., rink skipped by R. A. McMahon Saturday won the City of Quebec Trophy at the Quebec International Bonspiel. defeating L. Duquette's Quebec Jacques Cartier four 16-8. The Petawawa four was com prised of McMahon, Brig. A. U. Tremaine, J. W. Palmer and J. Forgie. who had skipped the rink in other matches. Playing with Duquette were P. Amyot, A. Dus-sault and R. Brlssette. A United States rink, one of the few in the week-long competition which ends tonight, gained the Price Brothers Shield when F. L. Van Epps skipped his Por tage. Wis., four to an 11-5 victory over J. P. Fortin's Quebec Jacques Cartier rink. R. Talbot's Quebec Jacques Cartier rink gained a close vic- tcry in the final for the Lauren tide Trophy, edging out a Halifax Mayflower Curling Club rink skipped by J. S. Arthur 10-9. D. P. Connolly's strong Bath urst, NB, four won the Lieutenant Governor's Trophy by defeating R. B. Ness of Howick, Que., 14-4 The Maritimes gained another prize when L..S. Saunders skipped a Moncton. NB, four to a 14-6 victory over Gilbert Layton's Montreal St. George rink in the Centenary Trophy final. Veterans' Credits Valid For Years Attention veterans! There is no hurry to get your re-establishment credits used up. Acting to spike rumors he said were persistent in the Toronto area. Veterans Minister Mackenzie said today that the credits "will be available for years to come." His statement was prompted by the "unusually large numbers" of veterans who had applied in re cent weeks for their credits or the remainder of them, many apparently under the impression that they would shortly be cancelled. Under the War Service Grants Act. the credits will be available "within a period of' 10 years from Jan. 1, 1945. or the date of discharge, whichever is the later." The credit can be taken c -m-pletely or piecemeal. NEW YORK. Jan. 27 AP Middleweight Title Challenger Rocky Graziano appeared today before a grand jury investigating an alleged gambling ring to tell what he knew of the cancellation of his Dec. 27 fight with Ruben (.Cowboy) Shank. learning this fascinating trade are The date of the termination of the war which was set by the Privy Council as of December 31. 1346, for the purpose of the Veterans' Rehabilitation Act has given a new lease on life to those veterans who had not taken advantage of their training opportunities up until that time. The termination date means that these veterans are now entitled to apply for training to the end of December. 1947. provided that they have not received previous Instruction under CVT or have not used up their re-estab-llshmtnt credit. Training-on-the-Job Is provided in the many occupations where classroom Instruction Is not convenient, or where experience is the best teacher, and it has been pointed out by officials of Canadian Vocational Training that when a veteran is taken on by an employer to be instructed in that particular trade, the veteran is invariably kept on as a permanent employe. Veterans completing private, commercial, and CVT courses are advised to contact the district supervisor's office of the CVT. Aylmer building, to ascertain what jobs are available in their line. Stop Recession By Works Plan Co-operative Program Needed, Says Mayor A properly prepared program cf works by the federal, provincial and municipal authorities will do much to stave off and mitigata the effects of a possible "recession" in the latter part of 1947 Mayor Stanley Lewis said today following his return from Washington where he took part in the discussions of the American Federation of Mayors. New Term For "Depression" "Recession" Is the 1947 version of the "depression" that was the word for the conditions that prevailed in the nineteen thirties. Mayor Lewis commented and added that the American Federation of Mayors gave some time to the discussion of ways and means to meet adverse labor conditions that might eventuate ia the future. There is no co-ordinated plan la existence between federal, provincial and municipal authorities in relation to a planned program cf works to meet depressed labor conditions, the Mayor said. On the one hand the federal government has no contact with the municipalities in relation to labor and other conditions that might have some bearing on a period of recession, the Mayor commented. It maintained that the municipalities must take up these matters with the province. The province held that it was in no position to deal with these and other matters until there was some satisfactory solution of the Dominion-Provincial parleys. Mr. In-Between "Between both lie the municipalities and it should be kept ia mind that the municipalities must carry the burden of any period cf recession that may, or may not, develop," the Mayor said. Asked if the Ontario Department of Planning and Development had not prepared some sort of province-wide program of postwar works, the Mayor agreed that Ottawa, in common with other centers, had been requested for a schedule of post war works. "But just what that mean until such time there is an adjustment of the difficulties betweea the provinces and the Federal government is another matter." the Mayor said. "The municipalities are between both governments and there can be no definite planning of the future until such time the two senior governments decide to meet the municipalities in some program of coordinated work in the establishing of a plan that can be put into effect nationally." The Mayor instanced the fact that India had a number of definitely planned programs that could be fitted to any emergency that might develop. He thought that some similar form of farsightedness might be applied to meet the Canadian situation. The need of a co-ordinated plan to meet future needs has been discussed by the Ontario and the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Reeves and these bodies have, repeatedly, urged the necessity cf municipal representation at the Dominion-provincial conferences. Mayor Lewis said the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Reeves would meet some time in June at which time the problems of the municipalities, among them that of housing and of a possible "recession" would be discussed. There would be no meeting until June unless the fcdTation saw fit to call a special session. Meantime the Mayor; deplored the lack cf a properly co-ordinated federal, provincial municipal plan to meet possible future emergency conditions.

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