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Friday, December 3, 1948
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Page 10 THE EVENING CITIZEN, OTTAWA, CANADA Friday, December 3, 1948 Suspect May Face Lineup By Staff Reporter PEMBROKE Preparations to form a police lineup for identification of a suspect in the as yet unsolved murder case of James Edwards, Pembroke taxi-driver are underway in Pembroke this morning, The Citizen learned, as the murder investigation, which broke into the open again last night, continued. Inspector Frank C. Kelly, Criminal Investigation Branch, Ontario Provincial Police, stated that it may be some days before the lineup is held due to some delays encountered in locating several persons who saw the man who left the murder car on the lonely P e m b r o k e-Westmeath road, about nine miles from Pembroke, shortly after 11 o'clock on the night of March 14 and rode back to the outskirts of Pembroke on the back of the truck. Round Up Witnesses One witness, it was learned, is at present at the headwaters of the Black River, north of Pembroke, in the province of Quebec, where he is employed by the Pembroke Electric Light Co., and was taken in there by airplane. A flight will probably be necessary to contact this man and bring him out. A second man has gone into the bush to trap for the winter, police revealed and it will be necessary to locate this man and bring him out also before all preparations will have been made. In the meantime, questioning cf the as yet unidentified suspect in the case was continuing this morning but police still declined to reveal any details of his connection with the case, other than to confirm that the investigation was now concentrated on this man, a native of the Pembroke district. Pembroke citizens, this morning were recalling details of the mysterious slaying which took the life of James Edwards, a Pern broke taxi driver, who was found dead in his darkened cab on March 14. Edwards' death was caused by a bullet wound in his head and his body was found slumped over the front seat of his car, by another driver from the same firm a short time after he was shot. Intensive questioning of a number of witnesses in the weeks following the murder proved fruitless and several investigations since that date have also failed to turn up much more information. Police, this morning, still declined to release any more information concerning the man they were questioning and would not say whether or not any arrest was contemplated. Pembroke residents were all talking about the new developments in the case this morning and although they lacked any information, speculation was again running high along the streets. Rumors galore circulated around Pembroke but in the absence of definite information, many are skeptical of the reports. NDHQ Adopts Air Tube Communication Defence Headquarters has installed an air tube system to expedite delivery of teletype messages from the tri-service signal office in "B" Building to distribution centers in the four-storey "A" and "C buildings that cover Cartier Square. Messages that used to take from 10 minutes to half-an-hour to deliver by hand are now placed in a metal capsule and shot through the tubes to their destination in a matter of seconds. It is part of a plan to develop modern and efficient operation of the joint-signal service, defence spokesman told The Evening Citizen. Its economy pays for itself because fewer personnel are required to deliver messages. Faster distribution of messages speeds up work and hastens action on expected replies. Heretofore, mes sengers would take a batch of radio and teletype messages and trudge through the long rambling corridors to remote corners of the three buildings. Now, messages travel to and from the signal office through tubes hung from the cor ridor ceilings. Palestine From Page One The amendment instructs the conciliation commission to be set up under that portion of the Bri tish resolution passed yesterday to take steps to assist the Jews and Arabs to settle all outstanding problems. The committee yesterday delet ed that part of the British proposal which would have instructed the commission to give equal weight to the BeYnadotte plan, proposed by the slain mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte, and the partition plan passed by the U.N general assembly in' 1947. Rusk pointed out today that the adverse vote yesterday was given both by delegates who ob jected to the Bernadotte plan and those who objected to the 1947 partition scheme. "If the committee is unable to make boundary recommendations that areacceptable to the majority, then the question must be left to the conciliation commission," Rusk said. The committee then knocked out the last important reference to the Bernadotte plan in the British resolution. It rejected a proposal directing the conciliators to follow Bernadotte 's recommendation that Arab Palestine be given to Transjordan. Six Children Die In Fire By The Associated Press OSHKOSH, Wis. Six small children died in a fire which destroyed their home last mght. The fire struck the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Carpenter shortly before midnight. Police said Carpenter told them an oil heater ignited the kitchen and he was prevented by flames from reaching the bedroom where the children were sleeping. . Mrs. Carpenter was away at the time on her night job at a mail-order firm. Carpenter was treated by a physician for burns on hands and face. Hurt In Fall From Scaffold Antonio Livernois, 46- of 81 Nicolet street, Wrightville, is in Civic Hospital with a possible fractured skull and other injuries received when he fell from a scaffolding outside i the "Alexander Fleck Company , plant, shortly after 10 a.m. today. According to Oliver Houle and Marcel Frechette, who were working with Livernois, the injured man was' working with a canopy tn the scaffold, when he lost his balance, and fell 12 feet to the sidewalk. He was taken into a nearby office by Frechette and a Hulse and Playfair ambulance was called to convey him to hospital. FDC To Sell Tourist Cabins Riverside Campsite, well-known tourist cabin camp on the Russell road, north of Hurdman's Bridge, is doomed to disappear shortly to make way for implementation of the Federal District Commission's park plans. At present, eight of the 21 tourist cabins are unoccupied and the FDC, which expropriated them is offering them for sale by tender. Tenders close on Dec. 13 and the buildings have to be removed by the end of the month Remaining are 13 other cabins and a main building with three apartments, all occupied. These will eventually be vacated and sold by tender. Mint Employe Badly Burned Lucien Rocheleau, 23, of 256 Bradley street, Eastview, suffered second and third degree burns yes terday when the bottom of a cruc ible out of which he was pouring bronze at the Royal Canadian Mint fell out and spilled the mol ten metal on his right ankle and foot. , He was immediately removed in an Exclusive ambulance to the General hospital where his condition is reported "fine" today. The accident occurred shortly after 5 pjn. yesterday. Robert Aubin Members of St. Paul's church scout troop and numerous friends and relatives paid final tribute this morning to the memory of Robert Aubin, who died in hos pital on Tuesday, following a brief illness. He was in his 15th year. The lengthy cortege left the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edouard Aubin, 24 Notre Dame street, Aylmer, for St. Paul's church where the body was met at the door by Rev. Father Limoges, who also chanted requiem high mass. Burial was made in the parish cemetery where com mittal prayers were recited by Rev. Father Carriere. Addresses Student Miss Cairine Wilson discussed the work of the Save the Children Fund before students of Glebe Collegiate at morning assembly today. She was introduced by Doreen Chantler, chairman of the Glebe Welfare committee, and thanked by June Fuller. Butter From Page One It is . expected there will be a falling off in butter prices if margarine becomes legal in Canada. Currently butter is selling for around 64 cents a pound in the U.S. where margarine is legal compared to the Canadian ceiling price of 73 cents. In the U.S., margarine sells for prices ranging from 30 to 50 cents a pound, the variation depending on the color and brand. One dairy expert said that if margarine is legalized in Canada, it is sure to have an effect on the price of butter although he doubted whether it would do much to harm overall butter sales. He said that in the U.S., people who can afford it still buy butter and those who can't buy margarine. Stocks On Hand According to the Dominion Bur eau of Statistics yesterday, stocks of creamery butter in nine major cities of Canada amounted to 27,705,000 pounds on December 1, compared to 40,128,000 pounds on the corresponding date a year ago. This year's figure included 2,660, 000 pounds of imported butter. It was pointed out that there may be substantial quantities of butter in rural creameries not re ported in these figures but they form a barometer of how the butter situation is shaping up. At present rate of consumption, it appears that a shortage is sure to materialize in the latter half of the winter unless any action such as further importation takes place This has been ruled out by the government, it is understood. 1 O ja far , PIONEER WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE Members; of 'the executives of the Ottawa branches of the Pioneer Women are shown with their guest, Mrs. Dvorah Rothbard of New York (seated, center). They are, front row, left to right: Mrs. Sadie Bodnoff, Mrs. B. Bookman, Mrs. -Max Baylin, Mrs. Morris Le Vinson, Mrs. Rothbard, Mrs. Harry Shinder, Mrs. Mitchell Ages, Mrs. Isaac Pleet; back row, Eric W. Morse Director Of Canadian Clubs By The Canadian Press Eric W. Morse of Ottawa has been appointed executive director of the Association of Canadian Clubs, Dr. H. L. Keenleyside, association president- announced today. The announcement was made following an executive meeting of the association which ties together the 92 men's and women's clubs across the Dominion. Dr. Keenleyside said the association plans immediate expansion both of membership and through new clubs, with an increasing emphasis on the association's objective of developing "a broad but healthy Canadianism in these critical days." Objectives "Among the objectives of the association are the strengthening of Canadian unity, the welcoming of new Canadians, the awakening of Canadians in regard to national and international issues, and the circulation among its members of more information about all parts of Canada." Mr. Morse is well known as a writer and commentator on international and Canadian affairs, and was formerly national secretary of the United Nations Association in Canada. Born in India, he came to Canada at an early age and received his education at Trinity College School, Port Hope, and Queen's University, Kingston. He later did post-graduate work at the School of International Studies in Geneva. St. James W A Elects Officers Mrs. W. V. Latham was elected president cf the St. James Unit ted 'Church women's association, at the annual meeting held yes terday afternoon at Billings Bridge. , Mrs. George, Brackenridge had the pleasure of burning the mort gage held on the parsonage. Rev. J. R. Craig installed the new officers who are: Honorary president, Mrs. J. Richmond Craig; honorary vice president Mrs. CA. Connor; past president Mrs. George Brackenridge; president, Mrs. W. V. Latham: first vice president, Mrs. R. J. Young; second vice-president, Mrs. R. R Roger; third vice president, Mrs. H. S. Graham; recording secretary, Mrs. S. C. Munro; as sistant secretary, Mrs. A. B. Clay ton; treasurer, Mrs. L. Nisbitt; assistant treasurer, Mrs. A. L. Acton. Corresponding secretary, Mrs. H. Ritchie; press secretary, Mrs. T. D. Berry; assistant press sec retary, Mrs. Irwin Haskett; par sonage assistant, Mrs. W. J. Brownell and Mrs. Earl Walker; purchasing committee, Mrs. T. G Holly, Mrs. J. A. Norwell and Mrs. J. W. C. Young. Visiting convener, Mrs. G. W. Muir; house joint conveners. Mrs W. E. Montgomery, Mrs. W. A. Patrick; assistants, Mrs. R. Gib bons and Mrs. N. G. Doncaster; devotional convener, Mrs. Charles Burns; group convener, Mrs. Har ry Pullen; floral convener, Mrs. W. Flegg; assistants, Mrs. B. W Muir, T. A. McElhanney and musical director, Mrs. O. A. Major Rankin From Page One an active part in the work of the crippled children's committee. He also belonged to the Builders Lodge, AF and AM. Moore Consistory of the Scottish Rite, the Oddfellows Lodge; Knights of Pythias and the Sons of Scotland. He was a past president of the St. Andrew's Society of Ottawa. In his youth Mr. Rankin played lacrosse for the old NewT Edinburgh Thistles and was a member of both the Ottawa Lawn Tennis and Bowling Club and the Ottawa Curling Club. Surviving are his. wife, the former Edith Louisa Jackson whom he married more than 50 years ago in Ottawa; two brothers, Thomas -B- and Joseph; four sisters. Mrs. E. P. Pearson and the Misses Elsie, Margaret, and Jean Rankin, all of Ottawa; and six nieces and nephews. The body is resting at Hulse and Playfair Ltd., 315 McLeod street, until 11 a.m. Monday. From there it will be removed to Stewarton United church where Rev. Dr. F. S. Milliken will conduct the funeral service at 3 pjn. Interment will be in Beechwood cemetery. Five Highlanders In Malaya Seek Pen Pals In Hull, Que. Five young members of Britain's Seaforth Highlanders, now in action against Communist insurgents in Malaya, are looking for Canadian pen pals (girls preferred.) In a letter to Mayor Raymond Brunet, of Hull, the five young Highlanders (the oldest is 21, the youngest 19) write: "Now that we are back to civilization for a couple of months, we would like some pen pals (girls preferred)0- to write to ... so could you possibly find us some girls about 20 years old and oblige the crew of "The Lady From Hell." "The Lady" according to Mayor Brunet's correspondents was built "in your famous Hull." (Here in Ottawa the. idea has been advanced that the Highlanders have their Hulls confused. - There is no record that armored cars ever were built in Hull, Que. . Hull, Ontario! . But Mayor Brunet would like to.see the boys find their pen pals, anyway and those Ottawa and Hull girls about 20 years of age can give five British fighting men a boost by corresponding with the writers of the following letter: "The Mayor of Hull, Ontario, Canada, Sir: "I write this on behalf of myself and four men, the crew of an armored car which was built in your famous Hull, and we would like to show our appreciation of a good fighting vehicle. We have made this car our home for the last seven months, due to the fact that we have taken it all over Malaya whilst escorting numerous convoys and protecting them from being ambushed by the Communist insurgents. "On returning to base, the crew and myself were congratulated by the C in C f or keeping the vehicle continuously on the road during a very hard time; for we have been in 18 ambushes and came through alright, thanks to this" armored car. "Now that we are back, to civilization for a couple of months we would like some pen pals (girls preferred) to write to. . . so could you possibly find us some girls about 20 years old, and oblige the crew of "The Lady From Hell." "We remain yours in anticipation. 14461775, S. Ross, LCpl. 19028449, H. Smith, Pte. 14194660, F. Harthey, Pte. 19034699. T. Day, Pte. 14474602, A. Andrews, Pte. "B" Co., 6 Platoon. 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, co GPC Singapore, Malaya (Far E.L.F.)" Drivers Fined In Hull Court Mrs. Lois Rockburn, 197 Bron-son avenue, and Mrs. Leona Fair, Roxborough Apartments, Ottawa, were each fined $25 and costs in Hull police court after pleading guilty to charges or reckless driving. Robert Boult, 129 Laurier street, Hull, was fined $10 and costs for driving a truck without a permit and Hector Bazinet, 391 Montreal road, $10 and costs for driving a car with improper license platss. Found guilty to having failed to remain on the scene of an accident, Herbert C. Rothwell, Britannia Heights, paid a fine of $25 and costs. All charges were laid by Sergeant Ernest Charron of the Hull police department. Boy, 7, Injured Michael Foley, 7, of 54 Elm street received minor head injuries shortly before 5 o'clock yesterday when he was struck by an automobile. The youth was walking across Booth street when the accident occurred. The injured lad was rushed to the Civic Hospital where he is under the care of Dr. H. T. R. Mount. i,iMi,,,ii, nn HJMI.1K.. ji.mi. i. iiiiniMi urn i i imm i ni mwrnmrmi mil inr i- i i -r 1 yn... -rfrtsmiwsj,;)! . -... t b 1 fl (S 'fas I (- i'd U V t f's i 'V 1 f jH'ii W If v ARCHBISHOP VACHON AT RICHELIEU CLUB DINNER Left to right, Dr. Paul A. Cote, Raymond Beriault, Albert Dumont, president; His Excellency, Archbishop Alexandre Vachon; Lucien Masse, Louis J. Billy, and Arthur G. Desjardins left to right: Mrs.' Ben Edelson, Mrs. Rose Rafal, Mrs. I. B. Bodnoff, Mrs.. Louis Achbar, Mrs. Abraham Rebner, Mrs. Hyman Schnider, Mrs. Benjamin Bodnoff, Mrs. Joseph Bodnoff, Mrs. Peter Pepper, Mrs. Percy Addelman, Mrs. Sam Goldstein, Mrs. Harry Agulnik and Mrs. Harry GreenbLitt. Photo by Newton Motherhood Of Princess Is "Normal LONDON Buckingnam ace sources said today Pal-that Princess Elizabeth's motherhood so far has been "perfectly normal" and she has been able to carjy out her own wish that the baby should be breast fed. The princess life at the palace is gradually returning to normal and she is allowed to get up for a longer period each day, palace sources said. She has not been allowed to go outside the palace due to bad weather conditions.. Though in many hospitals it is customary for mothers to leave after a few days, palace officials pointed out that mothers often go to bed when they get home. "In the princess' case, normal medical practice has been followed. When a mother is allowed to get up ;is obviously a matter for her doctor to decide," the spokesman said. Len Belaire Back In Race Although he sustained an in jured leg last night that prevented his appearance at election meetings, S. Leonard Belaire will be able to continue his campaign for Board of Control. Mr. Belaire slipped and injured his leg while attending an inter city Rotary Club meeting in Hull last nijht and made a brief ap pearance at Cambridge public school where he was scheduled to speak. He said today that although the injury was still painful he would continue his campaign without further interruption for election to the Board of Control. Admits Having Drug Unlawfully jonn wesiey Jackson, of no fixed address, pleaded . guilty in police court this morning to charges of unlawful possession of morphine, and not guilty to charges of offering the drug to other persons. He elected speedy trial by Magistrate Glenn Strike. An adjournment was granted at the request of the crown. Elizabeth Jackson, wife of the accused, faced a similar charge of unlawful possession of morphine. Weeping audibly in the court room she pledged ignorance of court procedure and of the drug. The magistrate advised that her story would be heard when the evidence was taken in the case. Adjournment was also made in the case of Mrs. Jacksom Currency Charge Brings 50 Fine A fine of $50 and costs was imposed on Albert Seguin, 96 Sher-brooke street, in police court this morning after he had been found guilty of a breach of the foreign exchange control regulations. Court was told that Seguin, while enroute to the United States, attempted to export currency other than provided for by the act and thereby attempted to deceive a customs officer, also an offence. Give "Reason" For Shortage Of Anti-Freeze By H. Reginald Hardy Citizen Parliamentary Writer Complaints by car operators generally and farmers in partic ular that they have been unable to obtain the ethylene-glycol base anti-freeze essential to the safe operation of their cars, trucks, tractors and other farm imple ments, were met by the state ment here today that the situa tion was -as least as good as it had been last winter. Officials of the import control division of the Department -of Trade and Commerce explained that the government was permitting the importation of glyco! this year to an amount equal to the dollar value of last year's imports. Slight Reduction Because the price of glycol is higher this year, however, this means a slight reduction in the amount of glycol imported. On the other .hand this defic iency is being met by the pro duction of a Sarnia chemical plant which is now producing glycol in suobiaiiuai quaiiwues. "Importations, plus the plant production will make the supply of glycol equivalent to that which reached the Canadian market last year," an import control official stated. - Officials admitted, however. that a few kinks may have de veloped in the distribution stream "It is possible that some dealers have been selling glycol to non essential users rather than to essential users," an official said. Trio Arraigned On Theft Charge Charged with theft of an automobile, Ernest Currie, 39, of Des- chenes, Edward Mitchell, 24, no fixed address, and Patrick Dupont 26, of 27 Marshall street, were re manded in police court this morn ing for one week without plea or election. The motor car, the property of Melcher J. Haffart, was recovered in suburban Toronto shortly after its owner had reported it missing A broadcast alarm was sent out ever the Ontario Provincial Police radio. Detectives Ed Logan and Wilfred Gavan brought the three men back to Ottawa' early this morning. Valued at $2,100, the car was undamaged other than, for the prying open of a window, and crossing of the ignition wires to permit starting without a key. CS From Page One terest in the Department of External Affairs although the range of interest extends to virtually all the specialties in the physi9al and social sciences. Dr. Ault confined his visits to those universities in the northeastern United States but other examiners are now visiting universities in the mid-western and western areas. These visits, of course, are complementary to those now taking place in Canada. ... Canadian students attending American universities under the DVA benefit scheme evidenced a particular interest in Public Service employment since some of them are eligible for the ex-service preference in Civil Service employment. In some of the major American universities the number of Canadian students approached 150, so the Commission considers these attempts to redirect their steps to Canada as well worth the effort. The Commission hopes to expand the scheme next year, he said. Club at the Chateau Laurier when a cheque for a $1,000 was presented by Mr. Dumont to Archbishop Vachon for the University of Ottawa are shown at last night's dinner of the Richelieu extension fund. Photo by Newton $812,777.93 More Taxes Ottawa Taxpayers paid $812,- 777.93 more into the city treasury this year than last according to figures released today by Tax Collector Claud Anderson. From Jan. 1 to .Nov. 30 this year the taxpayers paid in $9,007,047.38 in taxes and water rates as against $8,194,269.45 in the ame period of 1947. In taxes this year $7,802,596.76 was paid into the city treasury as against $7,116,774.93 in 1947, an increase of $685,821.83. Water rates collected this year amounted to $1,204,450.62 com pared with $1,077,494.52 in 1947, an increase of $126,956.10. Biggest Day The highest day's collection of taxes and water rates during the first collection of this year's taxes was taken on June 18, when $2,- 795,816.58 was taken in over the counters of the tax , collectors office. On the same day in 1947 the collections totalled $2,742,491.- 53, an increase for June 18, 1S48 of $53,325.05. On the second installment of taxes, just concluded, the highest collection was recorded on Nov. 18th when $1,601,798.41 was taken in as against $1,487,617.48 on Nov. 18, 1947, an increase for this year of $114,180.93. Postal Wickets Open Extra Hour m order to permit the general public to complete Christmas mail ings within the dates already ad vertised, the wickets at Postal Station "B", Sparks and Elgin streets, will be open during the period December 13 to 21 inclusive, from 8 am. to 8.30 p.m., one hour later than the regular hours. There will be no change in the hours at the general post office, Besserer street, 8 ajn. to 10.30 p.m. The money order wickets at both offices will close at usual at 6 p.m. As advertised, no deliveries will be made by the letter carriers on Christmas or New Year's Day. Nominations By December 9 Nominations for officers in the Ottawa West Liberal Association must be in the hands of the sec retary, S.F. Dadson, not later than midnight, December 9th it was stated today. The annual meeting and elec tion of officers takes place on De cember 14 in the Chateau Laurier i Goes On Trial Tlie trial of Lionel Mathe, 30 years of age, of St. Pierre de Wakefield, charged with stealing $28 from the person of Ludger Perron, of Wakefield, opened this morning before Mr. Justice Duranleau at Hull assizes. Joseph Ste. Marie is counsel for the accused while the case is con ducted by Crown Attorney Avila Labelle, KC. A verdict is expected late this afternoon. Allowances From Page One In addition, more than 10,000 pupils are registered in Ottawa's 35 separate schools. Family allowances are payable for all of these children. "Our attendance officer is a councillor as well as enforcement officer," Dr. Easson said. "He is very efficient and is most active in summer camps and boys' work. He knows the boys and they like him very much." Dr. Easson said there is a very close relationship between Ottawa teachers and pupils. "We have very efficient teachers," the chief inspector said. "They do their best to make, school attractive to children. Education today is not like it Used to be when children just sat in school and listened to the teacher. Now we have more diversified education; the work-is more interesting; there is more for the child to do and it tends to keep him active and with something interesting to look forward to. 21,000 Suspended By The Canadian Press Family allowances of more than 21,000 children were suspended last year because of improper absence from school. The Federal health department in its 1947-48 annual report says that during the year 51,181 cases of improper absence from school were reported to family allowances regional offices. The allowances were suspended . in respect of 21,769 children. Subsequently, on resumption of school attendance by the children, some 8,104 allowances were re-instated. The allowance payments are conditional cn the child's attendance at school as required by the province in which he resides. Children under 16 but above, the compulsory school attendance age are not entitled to allowances if they are employed for wages. The report said that 10,636 complaints out cf the allowance payments were investigated during the year. It added: "A review of the action taken indicates that, in approximately one-third of the cases, no change was found necessary; in other words the payee was considered a a suitable recipient of the allowances. In other cases, changes of payee were made, or a third-party administrator was used in a minority cf cases. "It is of interest to note that, in the matter of complaints of misuse of allowances, of 1,580 such cases reported, 1,046 were discovered on investigation to be unfounded, so that payment was undisturbed." 4 RECEIVES WINGS Flight Cadet Felton George Hammond, of Ironside, who today received his pilot's wings at the RCAF'a Flying Training School at Cen-tralia. -s-rcaf Photo To Remove 3 Buildings Three buildings have to come down before the much-mooted bridge across the Rideau Canal can be built, declared F. E. Bron- son, chairman of the Federal District Commission, at a meeting today of the National Capital Planning Committee. Buildings are the Aylmer apart ments, the Truro building and the Bate building. With the premium on office space, it may take some time to move tenants out," said Mr. Bron- son. "It all adds up to slow progress." The building of a new polic station was a city matter, said Mr. Bronson. Then he added, "we shall however be obliged to arrange for the acquisition of the jail yard. Fortunately or unfortunately we do not have to touch the courthouse." Mr. Bronson pointed out that the government had put aside in the National Capital fund the sum of $2,500,000, to be devoted towards the work of creating a National Capital. He also said the government was committed to pay the extra cost involved in creating -a National Capital, this sum was to be over and above what a normad city the size of Ottawa would take for improvements. Not Holding Drawing Room At Opening By J. A. Hume Citizen Parliamentary Writer Due to a continuing emergency situation as to the securance of "Windsor" uniforms for cabinet ministers and appropriate evening gowns for the ladies, Their Excellencies the Governor-General and Viscountess Alexander of Tunis will not hold a drawing room here in connection with the opening of the fiftii session of the 20th Parliament around January 13 or 20, it was learned authoritatively today. The last vice-regal . drawing room held here co-incident with the formal opening of a session of Parliament was in 1941. At that time teh Earl of Athlone was governor-general, with HRH Princess Alice as his consort. In recent years, at special dances or similar functions, in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, numbers of debutantes have been formally presented to Their Ex cellencies in lieu of the " parliamentary drawing room here. State Dinner It has not been finally decided as yet whether Their Excellencies will hold the customary state din ner at Goverment House at the time of the opening of $ie next session of Parliament. Less formal and elaborate dress is required for both gentlemen and ladies for this dinner function than for the drawing room ordinarily held in the Senate Chamber. Their Excellencies, who have been travelling around Canada in recetn months, will be in residence at Government House throughout December. They plan a quiet "family" Christmas at Rideau Hall. Their two elder children. Rose and Shane, who are attending school in England will be with them for the festive season. A. A. Gibcau Dies In His 66th Year Alexandre Augustin Gibeau, a former CPR section man, died today at his residence, 67 Stirling avenue, following a long illness. He was in his 66th year Born in St. Andre d'Argenteuil, Que., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gibeau. He was married in 1902 to Eimee Sayer, who predeceased him in 1939. He had been employed with the CPR for 35 years. Mr. Gibeau retired in 1947. He was" a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, Catholic Order of Foresters, and was a parishioner of St. Francis church. Surviving are five sons, Rodol-phe, Rene, Ernest, Aurele, and Gerard; one daughter, Mrs. Alex. Sennott; one brother. Nelson Gibeau, all of Ottawa. The funeral .will be held on Monday from the W. J. Landre-ville funeral home, 578 Somerset street west at 7.45 a.m. to St. Francsi church for requiem high mass at 8 o'clock. Burial will be made in Notre Dame cemetery. 1 f Hi , W 'it- -

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