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i I iH'ffl I C3 HAPPY REUNION "Mrrand MrsrKamperTgreet son in B.C. arated parents, sort reunited VANCOUVER On Aug. IS, 1944, Mr. and Mrs. Ja-; cob Kampen said. "goodbye to the'r 19-year-old son Jacob" Jr. as he left to fight with the German army in the final year -of 'Second War. Early Jan. 16, 1974, the saw their son for the first time since he left that day more than 29 years ago. Jacob now 49 years old, arrived in Vancouver with his wife and three children early Wednesday after, travelling from the Soviet Union, where he lived after trial as a war criminal. The Kampens were originally Mennonites who lived in the Soviet Union before the Start of the Second World War, but thsi B.C. orchestra's tour of Ch ina threatened? By JOHN BURNS Special to The Journal PEKING The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's visit to this year could be in jeopardy as a result of an apparent shift in Peking's atti-Jjide towards western classi-ial music) observers in the' Chinese capital believe. lAn article in the People's Daily, organ of the party, appears to signal a retreat from the tolerant policy in force for the past year towards something more 'akin to the outright hostility for music that surfaced during the cultiial revolution. The article, in sharp contrast- with reviews- -the party paper was publishing only tlfree months ago, forcefully Rejects suggestion that jnusic can be enjoyed for its own sake. Instead, it re-as- serts the orthodox Marxist View that all music has "class content" and should be judged accordingly. According to the article, Western classical music "docs iTKrt reflect the ideological feelings of the proletariat and has nothing common with the Socialist system under the dic tatorship of the proletariat." An example that is cited is Unfinished Sym phony, condemned as "a clear reflection of the pessimism of "the petite bourgeoisie during the first half of the nineteenth century." The article could be just a -warning shot across the bows of elements anxious to win back for classical music the widespread acceptance it found in China before the cul- tural revolution. Or it could be the first move in a campaign to suppress it entirely, to the exclusion of the Vancouver orchestra and others like it that 1 planning China tours So far the Chinese have given no indication that they intend to cancel the Canadian orchestra's visit. But with the visit scheduled for September "There Is stltlplentyuf time for the ideological rectification campaign to gather steam, and nobody here doubts that it will be guillotined if it should, become a political liability. Tha Vantouver orchestra's visit would be one pf the first A 30 years, family, along with other German-speaking Mennonites, left the Soviet Union after the Rus sian government put- pressure on Germans. The Kampens settled in Germany and became-German citi zens. Jacob Jr. left In 1944 after being drafted and was captured by the Americans on the'Italian front. He was turned over to the Russians, tried as a war criminal and sentenced to live in Si beria. He then married a girl who came from the family's home village in the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, the rest of the Kampens left Germany in 194A travelled to South America and then came to Canada in fruits of a cultural exchange agreement that was drawn up during Prime Minister Trudeau's visit here last year. Mr. Trudeau himself announced the selection of the orchestra when he visited Vancouver in December. If the tour goes ahead the orchestra will almost certainly be asked to trim some composers from its suggested repertoire. The list submitted includes pieces by -Schubert, Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner, all attacked in the past for the "decadence" of their music. If the tour is cancelled, the last year will be revealed as a brief interlude in the period of rigid cultural austerity that descended on China with the cultural' revolution. Three western orchestras the London" symphony, the Vienna philharmonic and the Philadelphia orchestra have played to rapt Chinese audiences, composed mostly of GBG drama pioneer A All "I I I 071 rlltfC i lltt A illCO TORONTO (CP) Andrew Allan, 66, a pioneer of Cana--dian radio and television drama, died in hospital Tuesday night after a long illness. Creator of the famous CBC radio Stage series, Mr. Allan started in radio in 1931 as an actor, director and playwright. After six years in radio here, he went to England where he produced radio shows with the late George Formby and Gracie Fields. He sailed for Canada' at the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939- When his ship was torpedoed, his father, a Scottish Presbyterian minister, was lost at sea. He rejoined the CBCand-was sent to Vancouver where he produced two radio plays a week before returning to Toronto in 1943 to produce the first of 11 seasons of the Stage series. The radio plays introduced i Gas mixup caused one By JOHN LeBLANC SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) A coroner's Inquest into a series of 1973 deaths in Sudbury General Hospital entered its fourth day today with the suggestion that only one death may be ascribed to the mis- taken, substitution of anesthet-' ic gas for oxygen. The inquest started Monday as a probe into 22 deaths but presiding Coroner Ross Bennett told reporters Wednesday he was adding a 23rd a woman who died last Septem- ber, four weeks after receiv-" evidence as to the cause of ing oxygen in a new wing of her was submitted, the hospital Nurse von Zuban testified But William Shea, lawyer that in the May-September pe-for the institution, told the in- riod after the opening of the quest that medical charts new wing, she knew of no gas show no fatalities were caused problem in the emergency by anesthetic nitrous oxide be fore Sept 7. That was the day six-year-old Catherine Dominic died, according to evidence given Wednesday, as a result of receiving a massive adminis tration of nitrous oxide from an outlet of the hospital's me- dical-gas supply that was sup- streets of Sudbury today." posed to provide oxygen. The inquest has hot yet 're-Sa far in the early stages of Ceived evidence on whether the evidence, the Dominic one else was treated with girl's death is the only one that' has been attributed to a suspected mix-up in the gas delivery system of the $6-mil-lion wing that opened last May. Dr. Bennett, deputy super vising for-. Wednesday added the name of Sylvia Taylor of Sudbury to the list of deaths being formally investigated after unexpected evidence came out that she had been given oxygen Aug. 28 in a room described earlier in technical evidence as one of the "critical areas" with respect to gas problems. Information on this death was brought out by Mr- Shea in questioning of hospital nurse Christine von Zuban. Crown Attorney John Takach complained that this informa- musicians, in the period since April. One aspect of the situation that observers find hard to understand is the role of Chiang Ching, Chairman Mao's wife. During the cultural revolution she led the purge of cultural life, but only four months ago she presented a flower from her garden to Eugene Orman-dy, the Philadelphia's conductor, and praised him for his orchestra's performance of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony an item that was added to the orchestra's repertoire at the last minute, reportedly at Madame Mao's suggestion. Hitherto Beethoven has escaped 'the. attacks heaped on the shoulders of other western composers. Madame Mao's enthusiasm was not therefore a cause for raised eyebrows, as it might have been if a party leader had waxed enthusiastic about a compser officially considered decadent. many actors including Tommy Tweed, "Barry Morse, Christopher Plummer, Lome Greene and Mavor Moore. He quit Stage in 19S4 but turned to produce the TV series On Camera, which he admitted was not as successful as his radio shows because they were one-man operations. "I think any good drama series needs some one person's particular stamp," he said in a later interview. In addition to the broadcast media, he was artistic director of the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake from 1963 to 1968 and played in the McQueen and Corwin TV series. An hour-long tribute to Mr. Allan and his work will be broadcast on the CBC TV network Friday at 10 p.m. EST followed by a two-hour tribute Saturday at. 8.03 p.m. on the CBC's AM radio network. only tion should have been provided last year to the investigation, launched right after the death of the Dominic girl. i The evidence was that Mrs. Taylor had been brought to the hospital under oxygen from -a respiratory tuuircm. lac uursv atuu uay- gen treatment was continued for 2Vi hours from the gas outlet; in. the emergency treatment room without her condition visibly deteriorating. Taylor died Sept. 26. treatment room. At Mr. Takach's request, Mr. Shea provided a list of 18 people along with their medical charts who had been treated with oxygen in the emergency or x-ray rooms of the new wing urthe same pe- rioLand: were 'walking the supposed oxygen in that room befora the mix-up. was dis covered immediately after the girl's death. Nor has the cause of death of any of the other 22 been brought into evidence, Davis minister Yarcmko 'completely honest man' TORONTO (CP) Premier William Davis said Wednesday that when he appointed Solicitor-General John Yaremko to his cabinet in 1971, he was not aware of the minister's 1968 land dealing activities. Butjhe premier said he has not discussed, the matter with his solicitor-general and has not asked for his resignation. It jjfas revealed Tuesday that Mr. Yaremko partitioned some of his land in the Niagara escarpment area a few days before the law was changed to re quire government approval for such partitioning: Mr. Yaremko' also became eligible for a $35,000 tax deduc tion for donating 65 acres of land to the Ontario Heritage Foundation and as part of an agreement with John Ridjey, an old friend, got $85,000 from him for an adjoining 95 acres which was also donated to the foundation, -f The prerilier said at news conference that Mr. Yaremko faces a conflict of interest when the Niagara escarpment commission brings recommendations for planning controls to cabinet several months from now because the solicitor-general still owns more than 400 acres of land in the area! Mr. Yaremko has said he will not participate in discussion? on the subject in cabinet. The premier defended Mr. Yaremko. who has served 16 ears as an Ontario cabinet minister. r- "I've always regarded Mr. Yaremko as a man of complete dedication to the public serv ice," Mr. Davis said. "I person ally have always regarded Mr. Yaremko as a completely honest man." The nremier said that Drior to 1972 when he set down strict guidelines prohibiting ministers from land speculating, there was nothing to them from dealing in land. Mr. Yaremko, he said, bought most of his 'and in 1958. "Until very recently there wasn't anything to prevent a minister from investing in land or investing in many things, Mr. Davis said. The rules also called for dis closure of land holdings. rledTdrafUTrdlsclOsuiK and Mr. Yaremko mafte a full disclosure," the premier said. He said that much of the in formation about Mr. Yaremko's land holdings published Tues day was public knowledge as far back "as 1968. death? 1 3 rV, Thursdoy, January 17," 1974 The Ottawa Journal STREET RAGING TORRENT Butterfly Avenue in California, became a raging -torrent Wednesday when the Sacramento River surged over its banks inundating a low lying residential area. Hundreds of families were: evacuated from the area Tuesday night. (AP Photo.) Mud slide buries 9 Building buried as U.S. By United Press International Hundreds of persons were evacuated from their homes 7 today after a furious rainstorm, worst in the west this through Wash-; ington, Oregon, Idaho, Mon- tana, and California. Ilcld in singer's death NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Two men were arrested and charged Wednesday with murder in the death of Grand Ole Opry star David (Stringbean) Akeman and his wife, police said. The two were identified as John Brown and his cousin. 1 Marvin Doug Brown. IRS man quits WASHINGTON (AP) A United States Internal Revenue Service employee, named by investigators as the individual who leaked information about President Nixon's income tax returns to a newspaper, quit his job under a threat of being fired, IRS officials say. Mother beaten up BELFAST (Reuter) -Three masked men burst into a house during the night and beat up a mother in front of her children. The men cut off! Mrs. Roshin Fox's hair, slashed her wrists, kicked her stomach and. legs, threatened to shoot the eldest of her three children, who is five, and then tried to strangle her with a They then picked up. her youngest child, aged one year, and threw it across the room. They told Mrs. Fox she had 48 hours to leave her home. Po- lice offered no explanation for Two policemen slain DETROIT (AP) Two young policemen were shot to death Wednesday and two others seriously wounded while answering most difficult type of call," a family argument involving a gun. Killed were Leonard Todd, 32, an 11-year police veteran just promoted to sergeant, and Patrolman Edward Pakula, 27, an ex-marine with four years on the force. Each was married and the father of one child. Flood threat to town SYDNEY, Australia (Reu-. tcr) Floodwaters which have already claimed 17 lives in Eastenr Australia Were threatening today 'to immerse a town of 1,700 persons. The swollen Balwon River is expected to rise to about 45 foet at the northern New South Wales town of Walgett by The persistent heavy rain They said the persons work-and melting snow produced ing there Wednesday night flooding -of -many streams were fixing service problems from the northern and central -that had developed between Pacific coast to the northern Portland and Sacremento, Ca-Rockies. lif. rain-soaked hillslide Police said searchers -dig-crashed down on a telephone mm tfirmioh ttiP mass'nf mild rompany coaxial cabl repeat in7 netar anumvi mg station near Canyonville, Wednesday night, trapping nine men inside. Oregon State police said it was feared "all were lost." Folic said seven employees of Pacific Northwest Bell Co. and two employees of a Rose-burg, pipeline company were, in the building working to repair service when the landslide occurred. said two other Bell employees escaped from the landslide and called for help. a equipment was moved to the scene in southwestern Oregon, about 200 miles south of Portland, but police ordered it back when they feared additional landslides. However, police said between 30 and 50 persons equipped with lights powered by portable generators were digging through the mud in an attempt to reach the concrete building. Police estimate the landslide at 300 feet high and between 300 and 400 feet wide. They said the building was buried under 20 to 30 feed of mud. Forced LONDON (CP) A sudden, unseasonal rush on maggots for angling bait is one of the more unexpected offshoots of Brit ain's three-day work week, as laid-off workers-estimated at three million on any given day turn their enforced idle ness to leisure. In Manchester and Bolton in industrial Lancashire, snooker MaSS slaving hearing Man bmightjM)p for $200 -T- witness HOUSTON (AP) A police detective' testified Wednesday in the Houston mass murders pre-trial hearings that a suburban Pasadena man bought teen-age boys for $200 then ended their lives in gruesome homosexual David Mullican testified as the state prepared to try Elmer Wayne, Henley, 17, in the death of Charles Cobble, 17. Henley is charged with five other killings in the mass slayings case in which 27 young, men died durii three-year period. Henley was arrested Aug. 8 at the home of Dean Corll, 33, whose bullet-ripped body toas found following what Henley said was a sex and paint-sniffing party. hit by floods 35 d-found-three has to be paid and said the building contained telephone line transmission equipment and was not one in which people normally Kenneth Cole 35, once John Ehrlichman's assistant, has been promoted to Ehrlichman's old job, assistant to president Nixon for domestic affairs. Theob pays $42,500 per year. leisure I With little labor, Britons turn to pursuit of pleasure has regained the popularity it had in the depression years of the 1930s. matchesnow increasing on Sundays to cater for fans on a Thursday-through-Saturday work week, report much higher attendances than the usual Saturday games. The British' public nlsj has to cope with another lump of unoc- Mullican, a Pasadena detective, said Henley gave state-- ments admitting he had shot Corll during the orgy. He said Henley told him that Corll had once confided that he belonged to a "homosexual ring which bought and sold-boys." Mullican testified that Corll had told Henley $200 was paid for every boy brought in and more yas paid for "really good-looking boys." District Attorney Carol used for. "Homosexual acts, sodomy, maybe later, killing," said Mullican. "He (Henley), said he had actually killed six persons himself," Mullican added, Millions on the U.K. economists fear the worst. By CAROL KENNEDY LONDON (CP) Widespread bankruptcies and millions drawing unemployment benefits that's what some economic observers predict if Britain's three-dajrwork week continues into February. Should it go to the end of March, a published survey, pf 120 "managers in manufacturing industries says production will be cut by one-third, ranging from 20 per cent in food and drink jMg-jier-pent -in-engineering. -J In the first week alone, the survey found, production fell by an estimated IS or 20 per cent while total wages dropped by only 11 per cent, But for many small busi- npsses, sn heavily dependent on bank loans, the waters of potential bankruptcy are rising alarmingly fast. you ask me, the damage has already been done," said the young owner of a London hairdressing business. He and -his partner were doing so well last year that they opened a second branch. The capital had to come from the bank. Now with only three hours of electricity permitted each day over their six-day work week, the partners lost 600 ($1,320) the first week. The- 115 syrapauiy W1H muy suvuiu ii. i so far. Many other small firms employing fewer than 100 workers and virtually owned-by their banks are in the same position. With falling production and shortages piling up in the pipeline- from suppliers also hit by short-time working a problem particularly sharp in Birmingham prospects are grim if the banks start to foreclose. A Already, to the-survey, 16 per cent of firms say their, supply position is "critical." Still, one of the few encouraging things about "half-time Britain," as some newspapers call it, is the ingenuity of many small businesses to beat the power cuts and keep going. Devices from windmills to an obsolete steam traction engine have been out to generate electricity without using precious oil. Old water-wheels, disused for decades, are being dusted off for the same purpose. i 1 cupied time because of the 10:30 p.m. curfew on television, imposed by Prime Minister Heath to save electricity. Solemn warnings have been issued by birth-control organizations on the possible unwanted Jesuits of spending TV time on a more fertile occupation. matter even came up in the House of Lords this week when Lord Aberdare announced the launching next month of a state family-planning campaignapparently not linked to the early TV closedown; There has been little. public oppositionto. the. early cutoff from the supposedly TV-addicted British public. But sev eral professional TV. critics have complained that it has chiefly harmed quality pro-- grams such as documentaries and pultural projects, leaving the mass-appeal soap-operas and soccer matches unscathed. Meanwhile, Britons are seeking solace with more visits to pubs and liquor stores. The National Federation of Licensed Victuallers, which embraces 31,000 pub licensees and liquor sales outlets in England and Wales, but excluding London, says no statistics are yet in, but "there has certainly been no imental effect on our trade." A federation spokesman said: "A crisis never seems to stop people drinking they seem to find the money or raks It up from somewhere. Perhaps they spend less on other thing. 1 'V 1 -1

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