The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 5, 1949 · 3
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Monday, September 5, 1949
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Monday, September 5, 1949 THE OTTAWA CITIZEN, OTTAWA, CANADA Page 3 75 Laivyers Top Many Occupations In House When the first session of Canada's 21st Parliament opens Sept. 15 the legal profession, as usual, will have the most to say. Out of the 262 members elected June 27 who will take their seats 75 are barristers by profession. Even allowing for a few wall-Cowers among the members of the bar the lawyers so outnumber the next largest single group, the farmers will be lucky If they get a word in edgewise with a mere 40, 45 if you count in a farmer and drover, a farmer and teacher, a contractor and farmer, a livestock dealer and an agronomist. Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, a former president of the Canadian Bar Association, shows a. predeliction for the legal mind for 11 out of the 20 members of his present cabinet, Messrs. Abbott, Cheviler, Claxton, Fournier, Bradley. Garson. Gibson, Martin,-Lapointe and Rinfret are also lawyers. It is left for Hon. C. D. Howe and Hon. R. H. Winters to represent .the civil and electrical branches of the engineering profession. In the first list of names, addresses and occupations of members issued by the office of the Chief Electoral Office, Hon. Lester B. Pearson appears simply as the secretary of state for External Affairs though he could correctly claim the profession of career diplomacy. The redoubtable Hon. J. G. Gardiner is the lone farmer. Hon. M. F. Gregg the lone educationist, Hon. J. J. Mc-Cann. the lone physician. Hon. Humphrey Mitchell and Hon. R. W. Mayhew entered politics as a labor official and manufacturer respectively. The people of Quebec are sending 31 lawyers and three notaries to represent them in the new House, the people of Ontario 25. The medical profession is represented by six physicians, the teaching profession by only seven, Including M. J. Coldwell. national leader of the CCF. Providing the two members concerned were willing, colleagues could have their teeth filled or pulled as the necessity arose in either French Church Service For Labor Day J In Hull City Hundreds of Hull residents were present at a midnight mass which was celebrated at St. Joseph's church, Wrightville on the occasion of the Labor Day celebration. Mgr. Hilaire Chartrand celebrated the mass and the sermon was delivered by Mgr. Lucien Beaudoin. of Ottawa. This morning at nine o'clock a high mass will be chanted at the St. Redempteur's parish grotto by Rev. Canon J. Arthur Carrier e. Since Saturday afternoon citizens of Hull and district took part in a program of sports on Notre Dame college grounds. The program will be continued all day today and valuable prizes will be awarded to the winners of the various events. The committee in charge of the organization is composed of Dol-lard Gagne, president; Liguori Laframboise, vice-president; Leon Gagnon. treasurer; J. J. Bourgoin, assistant-treasurer; Roland Stevens, secretary; Albert Fournier, P. E. Sauvageau, Liguori Laframboise, Francois Bilodeau and Rev. Father Leon Courchesne, OMI. in charge f the various committee. ; . - ' 1 ; We prefer Block Ccflff . -J'-' ' .,.,; ...always so mild and, so fresh . ' , ' , . I pleasure... Waterproof - f ix f ' " :, " ' ' ' If JBK. and hygienic ... en- a J , if S ?'' ' y ' 7 '"1 iy ures coolness and ';;",, 'j ' 1 't -; y- -r , , ecum: mem ? ut - . 9:-. :. m -Mtfait ' -XfiJk ) v-' - if -"-thv, - &vp&m I JI V v f i JSr.: 4r ' ;-.; v, j , wmwim - fmf ... ,-V-3. llUpl - .-Jf or English, by Dr. Gaspard Fau-teux of Montreal or Dr. Donald Smith, of Liverpool, NS. Six members are listed, as manufacturers of articles ranging from patent medicine, leather goods, wool goods to paper boxes. Three members are listed as ministers, one coupling his ministerial duties with those of printer. Eight publishers, editors or journalists represent the newspaper world and there are innumerable managers of anything from glue to soft drink to life in surance companies. Mayor Camilien H o u d e of Montreal is among those described as agents but what he is agent for remains a secret of the new Parliamentary Guide. One Organist Colleagues in the new House of Commons in fact should be able to face almost any contingency. There will be an organist present to sweeten the sound of Mr. Abbott's next budget speech, one extra stenographer, a druggist who will be able to advise what to take to see members through the duller sessions, a garage operator, a train despatcher, motorman, a single chiropractor, an architect, cashier, a master butcher. And the Canadian Commons is probably the only legislative body in the world to have its own hockey coach Bucko MacDonald. Finally, there is one lone civil servant listed. He is W. D. Wylie, from Medicine Hat, who is an employe of the Alberta Department of Municipal Affairs. Re tunning To Commons After Lonir Absence C7 . By J. A. Hume Citizen Parliamentary Writer Way back in 1911, a 36-year-old lawyer was elected as Liberal member for Cape Breton South, NS. On Sept. 15, at the opening of the first session of the 21st' Parliament, that same man, Wm. F. Carroll, having recently resigned after 25 years' service on the Nova Scotia Supreme Court bench, will again take his seat in the House of Commons, this time as Liberal member Inverness-Richmond. Young Mr. Carroll was defeated in the 1917 wartime election when the Union Government, headed by Sir Robert L. Borden, .was elected. He was re-elected in the 1921 election and served in the Commons for about three years when he was appointed to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court bench In 1946, as Mr. Justice Wm. F, Carroll, he headed the Dominion Roj'al. Commission on coal, with Angus J. Morrison and Mr. Jus tice C. C. McLaurin as the other two members. Mr. Carroll is the most dis tinguished of the quintet of MP's elected on June 27 last who are returning to the House of Commons after several years absence ...r.v.v - j - .v'.v. cigarette which never varies in -V.-TO- : A' .' i. A.. .V if. V..-.-.-.' --MkvJt.ii..k-.4- lVB i .Overbrook Volunteer Fire Department When Overbrook ratepayers have a fire, they telephone 2r8764 and within minutes this truck appears with members of the volunteer fire brigade to Overbrook Fire Brigade Has Modern Equipment By Fred Inglis Evening Citizen Staff Writer Inadvertently overlooked during the Dominion' Fire Chiefs' Convention in Ottawa and highly indignant about it are 35 members of the Overbrook Volunteer Fire Department. Organized as a bucket brigade more than .25 years ago, they now have a modern fire truck with ample equipment and they handle unassisted, most of the blazes reported in that fast-growing Ottawa suburb adjoining Eastview and east of the Rideau river. It is true that most of their alarms are only for chimney fires and grass fires but these are numerous and could easily spread into something more serious without prompt action by the local firefighters. Volunteer firemen work fast. When they hear the former air raid siren wail, they know it might be their own house on fire and they race to the fire hall on King George street near the railway tracks, climb aboard the fire truck and speed to the scene of the excitement. ' If the fire is too big for the Overbrook firefighters to handle, the Gloucester Fire Department which is obliged to attend all alarms in Overbrook. gives them a hand to quell the blaze. But they prefer to grapple with the Are unassisted by Ottawa, Eastview or Gloucester. Equipment furnished by the Overbrook village board includes the fire truck, 1,800 feet of 1V2-inch hose and 300 feet of.21-inch hose, helmets rubber coats and boots and smoke masks for six firemen; a 150-gallon pump, two Indian hand pump tanks for small fires, a soda and acid hand fire extinguisher and a carbon dioxide tank with nozzle. Other standard equipment includes a first aid kit, stretcher, fire axes and asbestos gloves. Back in one corner of the fire hall are about eight red pails, remnants of the old bucket brigade. Then came the Wajax 50-gal-lon pumper and 500 feet of V,'2-inch hose on a trailer. This was all they had Jrom 1930 to 1944 The other four "returnees" are: George T. Fulford, Liberal, Leeds; Hugh Mackenzie Liberal. Lamb-ton-Kent; J. W. Nose worthy, CCF, York South; and Wm. J. Ward, Liberal, Dauphin. - . - '.'.vi'. - .'.WK';':':'." ji.A;Jt.''. when they acquired the modern fire truck. The area covered by the Overbrook volunteer firemen extends from the Rideau river to Union street, the junction with Eastview; east to the Base Line road, south to Cyrville and west to the river. As many as six grass fires burning at the same time have kept the volunteers busier than they had bargained for this summer. "We're supposed to get 75 cents an hour for fighting fires," Chief J. J. White told The Citizen, "but we don't get it. It goes into the bank." The chief explained that he is Store See Window Displays for Worthwhile Savings. Tuesday's Feature, Not Advertised Super Bargains cope with the blaze. Left to right above they are: Firemen Herb Mentzel, Louis Deslauriers, Dick Kean, Chief J. J. White and Lieut. Jim Percival. only allowed to pay six men at any one fire. "If 15 or more men show up and fight the fire, we just put in six names and the money 'earned, goes into a .fund. We use the money to supply flowers at funerals but when this department goes (by annexation by Ottawa) we'll divide the money between the members," Chief White said. Other officers of the Overbrook Fire Department are Deputy Chief Gordon Blissett and Lieutenant James Percival, both with over five years' service on the association. The chief has been with the brigade since it was organized over 25 years ago. Chairman of the Fire Committee of the Village Board is J. C. Bisson and the fire inspector is Oscar Jolicoeur, in whose house the fire telephone 2-8764 is located. When a call is received, he switches on the siren atop his roof and within seconds, volunteer firemen appear at the double from all directions. Others follow the truck to the blaze and join in the battle in traditional style. Back at the fire hall, members doff their coats and helmets and drain the hose in readiness for the next alarm. OYER THREE QUARTERS OF A CENTURY OF Closed All quality-and is ALWAYS fiRESff r , :mmmitmmmjm 1 Car Damaged By Falling Tree A 1941 model sedan owned by Arnie Morrison of Apt. 9, 195 Cooper street, was damaged to the extent of about $100 when the limb of a tree fell and crashed down onto the car roof. Mr.Mor-rison had parked the vehicle In front of his residence only about half an hour before the tree limb fell on it, around 3.20 Sunday afternoon. Although there was no wind at the time it was presumed that the limb had been weakened by a previous wind storm. Start Work On Seating MPs In Commons By The Canadian Press Commons officials are due to start work, within the next few days on a seating arrangement for members of the Commons elected in the June 27 general election. Because of the government's overwhelming majority, the task will not be easy. There are so many Liberal members that some of them will occupy seats ordinarily filled by members of the opposition. The present standing of the Commons is Liberals 188; Progressive Conservatives 40; CCF 12; Social Credit 10: Independent four; Independent Liberal one; vacant seven; total 262. e The seats usually are alloted on a basis of seniority. The government had a somewhat similar top-heavy majority after the 1940 election and for five years there were Liberal members to the right and the left of the Speaker. As a center front seat, opposite Prime Minister St. Laurent, is reserved for the leader of the opposition, some of the Liberals are going to find themselves ranged alongside the Progressive Conservative forces of George Drew. Mr. Drew's representatives mainly will be behind him and to his left. Farther from the Speaker on the opposition side will be the CCF and Social Credit parties and various independent members. Day Monday, Civic Holiday! Showdown Expected WithCSU The Communis-led' Canadian Seamen's Union isn't going to succeed in avoiding a showdown with the Trades and Labor Congress by its sudden withdrawal from the TLC. The Citezen learned Saturday that the TLC executive council intends to gb ahead with its plan to propose to the Congress annual convention in Calgary starting on Sept. 15 that the CSU be formalls expelled from the TLC, despite the withdrawal. The executive will call for a convention decision and while the edge is off the CSU issue which was expected to be the hottest at this labor rally there likely will be strong condemnation of the leadership of the Seamen's Union before the convention goes through the motions of throwing the union out. Ducking Duty .It is contended here that the CSU withdrew from the Congress because it didn't want to face the music and that the union leaders are "ducking their duty" to the membership by taking this action. The charge made in the CSU letter of withdrawal that the TLC is governed from Washington by the AFL particularly annoys Percy Bengough, the TLC . president and his executive. This will be emphatically denied at Calgary and it will be pointed out that the CSU leaders are the last persons to talk of influence from outside J. A. 15. Fisher Largely attended, the funeral for James Andrew Burns Fisher, who died in hospital on Thursday in his 77th year, was held Saturday in the Hulse and Playfair chapel with Rev. J. Logan-Vencta of St. Giles Presbyterian church conducting the service. Interment was made in Beechwood cemetery. Among those paying tribute were members of the Red Chevron club of which Mr. Fisher was a member. FILLING FAMILY NEEDS Special Services At The Tabernacle A week of evangelical service was begun at Emmanuel Pentecostal Tabernacle with special services on Sunday. Mrs. Doris McLellan, blind evangelisit, who graduated from. Newcastle Bridge, NB, Bible School in May of 1948. and who la one of the first sightless persons to graduate from any such school in Canada, preached the evening sermon and Rev. William McLellan, bible teacher from Newcastle Bridge. NB, preached during the morning worship. Both services were conducted by the minister. Rev. A. J. Edgeley. Mr. and Mrs. McLellan wfil b guest preachers at meetings to be held at Emmanuel Tabernacle every night this week except Monday and Saturday. The meetings will begin at eight p.m. Be sure to visit our modem display in the CHINA COURT Domestic and imported pieces and sets that will enthrall you BlRKS JEWELLERS Store Hours 9 a.m. to SJ0 p m. Open all day Wednesday this veek Open all day Saturdays. Hear our "Newscant" nightly at 11 p.m. over Station CFRA I

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