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THE OTTAWA' JOURNAL' Canadian Ship, Beaverburn, Is Torpedoed Off Irish Coast TUESDAY FEBRUARY '6, 1940. All But One Member of Crew Rescued, London Reports 9,874-Ton Cargo Vessel Is First Canadian-Owned Ship to Go Down Since Start of War By FRED BACKHOUSE. LONDON, Feb. 6. (CP) Seventy-six of the crew of 77 aboard the torpedoed Cana dian Pacific freighter Beaver- burn were reported today to have been rescued. 'Canadian Pacific Steamships officials said that according to information now available it is indicated that only one ot the crew is missing and that he merely may not have been accounted for in first reports. Only One Canadian Aboard. ' Only one native-born Canadian was among the crew ot the fast carg. vessel when it was sunk oft the south coast of Ireland and it is understood that he is not the missing man. The name of the vessel which picked up the survivors was not announced. Neither was it known whether the men would be returned to England or proceed on their journey to Saint John, N.B. The master of the Beaverburn is a Welshman, Captain Thomas Jones. Rescue of the Bcaverburn's crew was understood to have been effected promptly. Loss of the 9,874-ton cargo vessel, first Canadian-owned vessel to go down since the start ot the war, was announced by the Admiralty la it night. Canadian Pacific Steamships representatives said they received first word of the inking yesterday. The Beaverburn, built at Dumbarton in 1927 and strengthened for navigation in ice, had been plying . between Liverpool and Saint John, N. B.. since the start of the war. Previously, since 1928, she had been operating on an express cargo service between London and Montreal. Although she was the first Canadian-owned vessel to be reported torpedoed at tea, the , was the second Canada-bound vessel to fall prey to a U-boat. 19 Rideau Furs BUSINESS Your chance to ," buy Quality Furs at a Low Rate on the Dollar will soon be gone I Mr Mnfff 9 A Srarrti Silver rox Scarves rttra Chskrrt S3 $15 LOT 1 Broadtail Coats LOT 2 Calf Pony Coats and white Lapln Evening Wraps with hood LOT 3 Scotch Moleskin COATS LOT 4 Raccoon Coats Hollander French Seal and Opossum Coat Rideau Fur Shop1 104 Rideau St' See Liquidation Signs cm in Banner Ash Sifters S3-25 HARDWARE CO. 117 SPARKS ST. J-3781 '10 A few hours after Great Britain declared war against Germany, the British ship Athenia, of the Donaldson Line, bound for Montreal, was torpedoed off the Irish coast with loss of 112 lives. Another Canadian Pacific ship, the liner Duchess of York, ran aground on a sandbank off Scotland in murky weather last Jan 17. She was refloated and went into drydock for repairs, while the Canada-bound passengers were transferred to other ships. Other Shipping Losses. Reports of the torpedoing of the Canadian ship came after two British ships, one a mine sweeper, and two neutral vessels were added to the sea warfare toll, with an estimated loss of 99 lives. The minesweeper The Sphinx, 875 tons, foundered while she was being towed into port yesterday, and 34 of the 100 men on board were feared lost. The sweeper was struck by bombers two days ago. The 1.064-ton British vessel, Portelet, struck a mine during the week-end and sank, survivors reported when they were landed at an - East coast port. Two of the crew were killed. Oslo despatches said that two Scandinavian ships were feared lost The Norwegian ship, the Segovia, 1,387 tons, was missing with a crew of 22 and., one passenger on a voyage from. Portugal to Norway. ' She was last heard from in the Bay of Biscay. The Andalusia, 1,337-ton Swedish ship, was reported sunk and her crew of 21 lost on. a voyage from Bordeaux, France, to Gote-borg (Gothenburg), Sweden. Fire tonight swept a Danish freighter, the Karen, 350 tons, after an explosion, while the ship pwas anchored off the East coast ot Scotland. The cause was not immediately determined. Britain Offers 9of21 Nazis To Japan TOKYO. Feb. 6. (j?V-Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita told the Diet this morning Great Britain had agreed to return nine of 21 German seamen seized Jan. 20 from the Japanese liner Asamu Maru, but "I cannot say that the case is entirely settled". Arita disclosed at the same time that Japanese shippers had been Instructed to refuse to accept as passengers belligerent nationals who have "enlisted in military services, and those who may possibly be enlisted". Arita expressed the belief this action would prevent a recurrence of a similar incident The Foreign Minister said Japan would continue to negotiate for surrender of all the seamen and added: "Although the Japanese Government does not fail to appreciate the desire on the part of the British Government to seek speedy settlement of the Asama Maru case, it cannot ex-. press satisfaction because the number of Germans to be de-. livered to Japanese authorities is only part of those whose extradition was demanded." The Germans were taken from the Japanese liner 35 miles off Yokohama after' the vessel had been halted by a British warship with a shot across her bows. They were interned at Hong Kong. Tracing the diplomatic exchange that resulted consisting to date of a Japanese protest, British answer, a Japanese reply to the answer and finally the settlement Arita' said Britain insisted the seizure was legal and proper. The British acknowledged, how ever, Arita said, that some of the prisoners "were short in their military service and adaptability". Apparently the Foreign Minister meant that not all those seized could be considered eligible for German war service. Political circles interpreted the British-Japanese agreement as a compromise in which Britain up held a point of International law and in which Japan obtained redress for the fact that the seizure occurred too close to her shores. Many Tradesmen Among Latest Recruits Some 60 recruits, including a considerable number of tradesmen, were taken on last week for the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Royal Canadian Corps Signals, and Royal Canadian Engineers, and local recruiting for these units is for the present halted. Major J. F. C. Maunder, in charge of District Depot No. 3, located in the Regal Building, commented on the fine type of recruit that had recently been coming forward. There had been no difficulty whatever in obtain ing the right men, he told The Journal. Electricians, steamfitters, and other skilled men were among those taken on. Twenty-eight signed up for the Engineers, 15 for the Signals and 17 for the R.CAJ5.C Canadian Assert Germans Fly Red 'Planes Against Finns LONDON, Feb. 5. (CP) The Daily Mail said today in a Stockholm despatch that German crews are believed to have flown Soviet 'planes in raids on Finland. "It is established that two air regiments are stationed at Murmansk", the despatch said. "They are Russian machines, but the crews are believed to be German. The grimly accurate bombing of Rovaniemi reinforces this belief. "Against this help for Stalin, Goerlng, Hess, Frlck and most German Generals are making ceaseless attacks." The newspaper said that "be hind the facade of German propa ganda", Goerlng is leading a fight against Foreign Minister Van Rib bentrop because the latter negotl ated the pact with the Soviet Union. Predicting that this struggle "may change the whole course of Hitler's foreign policy" the Dally Mall said Goerlng wants to draw Italy into the war and throw over the Soviet Union, while "Von Rib-bentrop stands by his Kremlin pact,. and so far Is defending It successfully". N.S. Brakeman Faces Charge AMHERST, N.S., Feb. 5. (CP) Edwin Lutz, a former Canadian National Railways brakeman, was charged with manslaughter today by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in connection with the death ' of Lance Corporal R. W. Connor of the Royal Canadian Regiment, London, Ont, killed here December 18 in a train collision. Lutz was front brakeman on the freight train that went through a yard switch and sideswiped an incoming train. Several soldiers were injured.. Action was taken by the Crown in Amherst on instructions from the Attorney-General's Department. The former brakeman appeared before a stipendiary magistrate today for a preliminary examination but his hearing was adjourned until February 14. He was granted bail. A coroner's jury absolved the train crew of any blame for the accident but recommended that the Crown investigate the Cause of the open switch which led to the accident. Dominion Asked To Outlaw Red Party QUEBEC, Feb. 5. (CP) The Federation of the Sacred Heart Leagues of Quebec, in the name of 30,000 members, has sent resolution to Justice Minister Lapointe. urging the Dominion Government to outlaw the Communist Party in Canada, it was announced today. The resolution, appearing over the signature of C. J. Magnan and J. P. Lemieux, League president and secretary respectively, said "Communism can be considered as very dangerous especially in time of war when Canada is in open con flict against a totalitarian country". I I Economize on Wharf To Aid War Effort The Board of Trade of Summer- side, P. E. I, has withdrawn a request for wharf extension so that the money might be available for war purposes, it was announced here Monday night. The .board requested $85,000 from the Dominion Government to make the wharf better suited for shipments of potatoes and turnips. Finance Minister Ralston wrote Mayor John E. Campbell of Summerside asking if it might be possible because of heavy war costs for shippers to co-operate in deliveries and make existing facilities serve at present. The Board of Trade immediate ly withdrew the application for the extension. . Freighter Torpedoed and Sunk S. S. "BEAVERBURN" Ghostly Skirmish Results In Rout of German Patrol WITH THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, Feb. 6. (Tuesday) (CP.-Reuters) Military sources disclosed today that British troops had participated in a ghostly skirmish with a German patrol, in which sections of a Yorkshire regiment spotted the enemy by their fire and apparently inflicted a number of casualties. British casualties consisted .of one private, wounded by an enemy bullet. The German patrol was led by war dogs which were used to ferret out the British position. This was the story told by military sources: On a pitch-dark night sections of a Yorkshire regiment at an outpost in the front of the Maginot Line first heard a faint shuffling sound. Then a dog crawled under the barbed wire surrounding the outpost and slithered forward on its stomach a few lengths and stopped. Picturesque Troops From India Pray Five Times Daily By GILI.IS Pt'RCKLL. WITH THE B.E.F., SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, Feb. 5. (CP) Within a couple of miles of the British army's front line turbaned Indians and army mules brought from the Punjab are toiling to bolster the cobbled roads for real wartime traffic. In the cold spell just past the Punjabi wore the - woollen cap-comforter of khaki, the regular army issue in India and next thing to the French-Canadian toque. But now they are back again to the trim turbans they call pagris each made of nine yards of khaki cloth. Can Stand Cold. These hardy soldiers can stand the cold for the temperature is as extreme in the Punjab as in the north of France, but in idle moments they crowd chattering around their camp fires just as working Tommies steal moments to crowd around a gleaming brazier. The mules and their all-metal carts are used for hauling cement, sandbags, gun ammunition and ammunition boxes and all sorts of trench stores. They are Just the thing for packing brushwood used for riveting trenches and antitank ditches. The carts came all the way from India, knocked down. They are two-wheeled affairs which fold up like a collapsible go-cart but can carry a burden qf almost half-a-ton. The mules may be used for packing as well as hauling to save the use of motor transport on smaller tasks which scarcely justify the necessary expenditure of gasoline. Their pack saddles are fitted with a swivel attachment which may be connected with the wagon-pole of the two-mule cart. 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Once clear of the barbed wire the dog barked sharply. Then came a burst of German machine-gun fire. Bullets flew over a fairly wide area in which the German marksmen knew the outpost to be. The stabs of light revealed to the Britons the German positions and sharp counter-fire was opened up. The German firing died down and then stopped. The outpost remained on the alert through the rest of the night for a surprise ambush but all was . quiet. While no enemy dead or wounded were found in the morning, patches of hard snow some distance away from the outpost were seen to be bloodstained. and' once they become acquainted with the various points and the general location of this part of the country they will be quite at home." By coincidence there are a number of officers in this, area who have served for many years in the Indian army but actually there are only two British officers and one British warrant officer in the Indian mule company. Officers are native Indians, one of whom Risaldar Muhd ' Hus-sain was in France in the last war, coming out as .a sepoy in 1914. Pray Five Times Daily. Five times a day prayer is held and between times the Punjabi bustle about as if they figured a German attack might be making for the morrow. They seem always busy except in those luxurious moments when tflcy pause for a "drag" at the eer-smoking water-pipe kept available day and night. , . France Takes Bulk -Of U.S. Warplanes WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. (At France got $20,050,539 of the $28.-893,811 worth of airplanes and parts shipped out of the United States in December. The Commerce Department said ether shipments included $4,414,-895 to the United Kingdom, $1,' 763.412 to Australia, $522,865 to Canada and $205,190 to Venezuela. The French received 171 'planes costing $15,641,311 and 246 engines worth $2,666,382, as well as cotif-siderable parts and accessories. To the United Kingdom went 53 .'planes worth $2,870,000 and 8 engines worth $288,691. 'Planes For South Africa. BURBANK. Calif., Feb: 5. (&) Lockheed Aircraft today signed an order with South African Airways for 16 Lodestar transport 'planes. The cost, with . special equipment and spare parts, totals $2,000,000. The 'planes, the first of which will be ready for delivery in May, will be operated between Lake Victoria and the Cape of Good Hope. ENTHRONING EXPENSES. CHUNGKING, Feb. 5. The Chinese Government today appropriated 400,000 Chinese dollars (about $30,000) toward expenses of enthroning Tibet's new Dalai Lama. ' NAMED CHIEF JUSTICE. LONDON, Feb. 5. The Colonial Office tonight announced appointment of J. H. Jarrett, now Colonial Secretary of the Bahamas, as chief justice of the Windward and Leeward islands. Photographic Stores UmttU 65 Sparks St. 2-5721 c E C I Pre-Inventory Sale of Fine Furniture at Clearance Prices 712 SOMERSET ST. W. LEACH a Co. Two Terrorists Must Die London Rules i LONDON, Feb. 5. (CP) The Home Office tonight announced its refusal to grant reprieves for two condemned members of the outlawed Irish Republican Army. Earlier in the day the Attorney General, Sir Donald Somervell, had refused to take the case of the two men, Peter Barnes, 32, and James Richards, 29, to the House of Lords on appeal, as the defence had asked. To Be Hi nged Wednesday. They are in Birmingham jail under sentence to be hanged Wednesday for murder in connection with their part in a bomb explosion in Coventry last August 25, in which five persons were killed. In tonight's announcement the Home Office said: "The Home Secretary has decided that in the cases of e Teter Barnes and James Richards, who are under sentence of death, he would not be Justified In recommending any Interference with the due course of the law." Thousands attended a mass meeting in Dublin last night and asked reprieve of the two men "to avert the risk of extinguishing all hope of enduring peace between Britain and the Irish nation". At the meeting, .over which the Lord Mayor, Mrs. Tom Clarke, presided, a resolution was passed urging "the better elements of the British people and the British Cabinet to exercise wise statesmanship" by granting reprieves. In addition to the mass meeting in Dublin, the Cork Corporation, the general council ot county councils, the Galway Harbor Board and other groups adopted resolutions warning that execution of the two men would seriously trouble Anglo-Eire relations. Employment Will Improve As War Progresses : "As war continues and man power proceeds overseas,, if industry gears itself to meet demand in war production, employment will improve", said Major C. S. Ford, City Relief Commissioner, in an address to the course in voluntary aides in social work, held Monday morning in the Museum. Mrs. H. F. H. Hertzberg was in the chair. "Even then we will still .have the wholly and totally unemployable and the same moral and economic maladjustments. However, if out of this war, we can build a better social system whereby the distress and suffering endured by so many since the last war will be eliminated then we will have -won th second German war on two fronts." Major Ford also dealt with Dependents Allowances and Assigned Pay as affecting relief, suggesting more lenient and favorable consideration of many cases. Miss Thclma D. Williams, executive secretary of the Ottawa Welfare Bureau, spoke on the founding V and development of the Bureau. "We are all one mighty army, Major Ford's City Department, the social agencies in Ottawa, and you volunteers, and we all have our own work to do. Some of us are nearer the firing line than-others. "Professional social . workers have always occupied a firing line position, but it is the volunteers who enable us to carry on; Without voluntary support, both financial and otherwise, we would have no social agencies, so we are mutually dependent upon each other as we unite ito improve the lot of Ottawa's less fortunate citizens." Final Tribute Paid Memory of Harry Cole Many relatives and friends on Monday afternoon paid final tribute - to the memory of Henry (Harry) Charles Cole, who died Saturday, at his funeral from the Chapel of . Hulse and Playfair, Limited, 315 McLeod street. Service "was conducted by Rev. Northcote Burke, and interment was at Beechwood cemetery. The chief mourners were his widow, the . former Josephine Johnston; two sons, Wilfred and Percy; five daughters,- Mrs.. A. Schnobb, and the Misses Freda, Theresa, Violet and Marjorie Cole; three brothers, Frank, Fred and George R. Cole, and two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Perkins and Mrs. Reed Tubman, all of Ottawa. Many floral tributes. testified to the high esteem in which Mr. Cole was held. These included pieces from the shipping department of the Printing Bureau, Rosemount Rebekah Lodge, Success Chapter No. 30, O.E.S., Dwor-kin staff, management and staff of the Golden Grill, and the staff of the Ringrose Millinery. KILLED IN 125-FOOT FALL. MONTREAL, Feb. 5. Louis Lapointe, 52, was killed while Thomas Ginguere, 50, suffered a fractured ankle in a 125-foot fall from the roof of a building under construction here. TAKES AIR POST. I p : j I .-. . " ... GROUP CAPTAIN HAROLD (GL'S) EDWARDS, whose appointment as Air Member for Personnel, of the Air Council, Royal Canadian Air Force, has just been announced by the Minister of National Defence on the recommendation of Air Vice-Marshal George M. Croll, Chief of the Air Staff. Group Captain Edwards, who was head of the Directorate of Air Personnel, succeeds Air Commodore W. R. Kenny, D.F.C. recently appointed Air Attache of the Canadian Legation In Washington. This pout corresponds to that of Adjutant General In the Army. Born In England. Group Captain Edwards came to Canada at an early age, and spent most of his early years In Nova Scotia. War 25 Years Ago Feb. 6, 1915. British troops dislodged Germans from long-held fortified positions east of Cuinchy. British liner Lusitania docked at Liverpool after flying United States flag while crossing the Irish Sea. CHILD ASPHYXIATED. JOLIETTE, Que., Feb. 5. Kour-year-old Therese Demers died from asphyxiation today during a fire which destroyed a building housing the home and bakery of her father, Leonide Demers, at nearby Flamand village. CD S EDNESDAY GALVANIZED ASH CANS Sturdily constructed ash containers made of galvanized metal size about 17 '4 x'llVi inches fit- Q Q ted with strong side handles. 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Buy Postum and drink it instead of tea and coffee for on month. Then, if jom do not feel better, return the container top to General Foods, Limited, Cobourg, Ontario, and we'll gladly return! full purchase price, plus postage. Postum is delicious, economical, easy to prepare, and contains oo caifcine. ll.lllll...,ll,Ullll.IIIIIIHI Troops Suffer Mild Type Of Influenza A summary report regarding health of Canadian troops overseas was received Monday by Defence Minister Rogers from the senior medical officer of Canadian military headquarters in London. It was announced that this report states there has been a iruld type of influenza epidemic throughout the country for the last six weeks and consequently a large number of Canadians were affected. "All cases were admitted to hospital and six only were diagnosed as pneumonia", the announcement said. "Other than influenza, incidence of disease has been very light particularly considering weather and other factors. The health of the division has been very satisfactory. "In addition to military hospitals, excellent new steam heated spider barracks accommodation for 300, has been set aside and is being maintained as a convalescent depot by Canadian Ambulance Section. There have been no death from disease caused by conditions prevailing at Aldershot. The three deaths reported' were from drowning, fractured akulL and heart failure respectively. "The arrival of Canadian troops in the most severe weather experienced in 46 years has rendered those barracks, not centrally heated, uncomfortable, but every effort has been made to Improve conditions. Extra clothing and underwear were provided and from the beginning authorization was received to provide all the coal that was required. The whole question of the health of the troops la receiving the constant attention of the divisional commander." AMBASSADOR TO REPORT. BERLIN. Feb. 5. The German Ambassador to Russia, Count Friedrich Werner von der Schul- . enberg, arrived today to report on German-Soviet relations. BASEMENT FEATURES galvanized metal fitted with 1.29 sifters size about 15Vj x 13 t 154 x 13 1.15 BOILERS size about 23 x 12.x 12 inches cover. 1.25 of my rope with MLCAFFEMC-HOrTES: unruly they're X-!"" '."' A,i.ir-W Now now It's iust that your nerves had the tame trouble and found it was drinking too much tea and coffee. 5 itch- fixed me up ! MR.CArTEM-KmS: Si boot I out forme! Poiltm mi cf-ftini-uerret jutt, don't git sUnf! 149

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