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O'clock Late News and Sport 4 OTTAWA, FRIDAY; AUGUST 13, 1948. , i PRICE 5 CENTS r.M DAftF R Uhm Edltiow y carrier U Mate weekly. Wll iMUI- J 63rd Year 206 Teacher Rejects Plea of Soviet Consul to Leave -Hosi HULAS t7 MfiiiniiiiA7 o) u uudlLULvlLLUL-A U - : : r , .. . s piiai 15-20 Cents Pound Advance at Once ' r. 1 ; In Beef Prices Lift Export Ban On Cattle Shipments to U.S. '. By BICHAKD JACK ROM I Tb ituul SlaS. ; Dollar steaks by Monday will result from the lifting of the export embargo on Canadian beef to the United States, the wholesale and retail meat . trade in Ottawa today reported. Agriculture Minister Gardiner "this morning announced the end of the export embargo set for Monday, but the trade insisted 'prices would begin their 13 to 20 cents per pound advance "immediately-'. . la UM fresh meat trade", explained a packing house ex-: eeatJve. it's bought today, killed ' tomorrow and sold retail the next day. So there can . bo no time lag. Nothing eaa stop the 15 to 2a coat per pound ad ranee. The Impact r on the market will bo immediate erea .today. -The price hike would Start and keep rolling to the $1.00 per pound peak for sirloin steaks Just as quickly as the telegraph and press wires flashed the news ' across Canada. 1 V Later, if buyer resistance developed, suggested the. packlsjg house , trade, Canadian prices might be shaved, since the ex-pbrt quota had been fixed at an annual 400,000 'bead -of cattle, which was -nearly double the pre-iM2 limit ' -, "American buyers have been in the country waiting for this", The Journal was told, -"and every farmer knows what the American price is, and will not sell for less beginning today". " Today's Livestock Prices. . These are today's prices on the livestock markets. Toronto and Chicago: Good steers: Toronto, 19 to 23 cents per pound: at Chicago, 26 to 40 cents; . -Yearlings: At Toronto. 25 , .cents; at Chicago. 20 to 40 cents; Beifers: At Toronto, IS to 20 cents; at Chicago, 24 to 27 cents; Good cows: At Toronto, 13 to 14 cents: at Chicago. 19 to 23 cents.- Lifting ' of the embargo, reported both . butchers and packers, would bripg Canadian prices to the American level. -Whit It Means! . Since . transport costs to the VS. and the one and a half cents per pound live weight duty would be factors, this Is what the end of the embargo meant to Cans-. dian prices: Live cattle, ap fear to five cents per pound; wholesale dressed car fames, ap It cents; retail good qaallty cuts, ap IS to 29 cents. The In-between--gradea, coming ander the trade deslrnatloa of "commercial quality" woo Id not Increase la price so sharply., bat there woald be some advance. Retail prices for best quality cuts of highest grade beef, already have been so high the big food stores have not been advertising them. ; , The advertisements In recent days have been offering ribs and hamburger; not steaks and roasts. Meat Prices la Ottawa. These are meat prices current in Ottawa for the best cUTof the highest quality beef: Boneless round steak. 76 cents. sola- to SS and ; Sirloin steak. 75 to SI cents, ga ins: to SS and S1.N: Boneless rib roasts. SS cents. coins to M and SS; '. - rot roasts. St cents, going to SS aad 7: ' . Slrloia roasts. 7 J cents; going to ' and 95. Packers were gloomy at the DTOSDeCtSL "Prices' will be too high they're too high- now and Canadians won't be 'able, and many won't pay them", believed one executive. Ceor laded on Pago IS. CoL S. . 7 WILL APPEAL DECISION. ' ! CANBERRA. Aug. 13. (Reuters) Prime Minister Chifley announced today his" Cabinet would appeal to the Privy Coun cil In London against the Austral-J Ian High Court s decision invalidating vital sections of the Government's bill nationalizing Aus- : : f ' :; a . O- LAURENCE A. STEINHARDT. who succeeds Ray Atherton, as US. Ambassador to Canada. Steinhardt Successor j . To Atherton ' : ! WASHINGTON. Aug. i 13. (CP) President Truman today named Laurence j A. Steinhardt to be Ambassador to Canada.', , j " Steinhardt, - a veteran career diplomat, succeeds Ray Atherton, recently named as alternate delegate to the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly meet ing" at Paris. f . The White House announced that the President Is giving Steinhardt a recess appointment. subject to: confirmation by the Senate at the next session of Congress. , Steinhardt's last assignment, was as Ambassador to Czechoslovakia. . Hero In Septembea. United States Embassy officials said this morning the new am bassador would "probably arrive early In September". The present amoassaaor, Kay Amenon, ex pects to leave at the end of this month. I Steinhardt. 56. Is a native of New York. He practiced law there from 1920 to-1933. The Canadian post will be his sixth as an Ambassador. I Steinhardt was Ambassador to Sweden from 1933 to , 1937; to Peru. 1937 to 1939; to Russia, 1939 to 1942. to Turkey. 1942 to 1943; and to Czechoslovakia, 1943 to 1948. I GoodThing For the Farmer TORONTO. Aug. 13. p Agriculture Minister Kennedy.' of Ontario, today welcomed the announcement that the' Federal Government 4s removing restrictions on export of I beef cattle and calves to the United States, effective next Monday. "Speaking from a farmer's point of view,' It's a good thing", said CoL Kennedy, who operates a farm near Toronto. He forecast an Immediate Increase la prices to producers ranging from S23 oa at low-grade beef animal to Sltt oa top-grade qaallty steers. Norman McLean, general manager of the Canadian Packers plant here, said ho Would guess lifting of the embargo would raise beef prices 20 to 23 percent "or In some I cases as high as 30 percent" J . , . "If Canadian consumers are not willing to pay the equivalent of United States prices farmers will ship their cattle to the VS.," he said. There were enough cattle to supply the Canadian .demand unless housewives balked at high prices and producers, diverted, supplies from the Canadian; mar ket . Up at MoatreaL MONTREAL, Aug. 13 (BUP) The removal of export controls on beef cattle and calves, beet and veal, will mean an increase of "at least 13 cents a pound" In the price of beef to the consumer. ' a leading packing house official said here today. - . i- . -Concluded oa Page It, Col, S. New Tram, Bus Chiefs , Al Work Early Those new employes of the Ottawa tax-payers. Transport Commissioners Crelghton, Welch and Marthand were on the Job in good time this morning. ' They met very shortly after I a.m. In the office of former Ottawa Electric Railway President Frank Ahearn to make the first eommlsslog decisions for the 57-yesr-old transport system under the new regime of public ownership. First Basins. They were busy men, for Commissioner Welch was able to slip out of the conference room oajy for a moment to tell The JcAiraal that today "every minute is precious", and to report first piece of business done was the appointing of "signing officers". The Commissioners themselves til be "signing officers" for documents and letters dealing with policy, while General Man ager David Gill. Comptroller J. H. Sanderson and Secretary Miss E. M. Baron likely would perform similar duties In the routine day-to-day operation of the system. ' The commissioners were ap pointed In June, and met every other day, but during the past few weeks they stepped up their conference schedule to a daily basis.' As "soon as operations shake down to a routine basis, the com missioners will meet only when policy decisions warrant Concluded oa Pago It, CoL t. Mrs. Whifelaw Leads Mrs, Lockvood In Golf final S O'clock BaiUea Sonic. Mrs. Lockwood was leading Mrs. White law three ap at the end of the 11th hole this after- After 18 . holes of tight match play, Mrs. J., W. White law, of Laval-sur-le-Lae, finished one-up on Kanawakl's Mrs. TA M. Lock-wood to lead at the half-way mark In the finals of the Quebec Pro vincial Ladles' Golf Champion ship at Rivermead this morning. Mrs. Lockwood, four handicap performer,. played the closing nine boles In one over par, conceding small puts. Mrs. White law, who eliminated Ottawa's Mrs. Betty Do lan yesterday, was one up at the turn. Mrs. - Lockwood consistently outdrove the Laval star but lost ground in the approach shots. . Mrs. ' Whltelaw, who captured the title In 1939, won the first hole. lost the second and third, halved the fourth, won the fifth and sixth, halved the seventh, lost the eighth and won the ninth. Both Montreal experts scored s3's going out puts conceded but Mrs. Whltelaw went Into the back nine with a one-hole edge. They divided the 10th. then Mrs. Lockwood clubbed out two long wood shots on the 11th to make the green . in two and take the hole. . Mrs. Whltelaw made a clever recovery from the edge of a bunker to halve the 12th, and then "canned" a 13-foot put for a birdie two to win the 13th. The birdie put Mrs.Whltelaw one up. they halved the 14th and 13th and the Kanawakl member, after landing in a bunker on her second shot recovered nicely with a seven Iron to divide the loth tonth drove the 17th ereen and tied the bole, and Mrs. White-law's three-foot put curled away from the cup on the 18th to divide that hole and finish one up. -A large gathering followed the pair over the heavy course. While the match neared the clubhouse the gsllery grew until spectators lined the fairway and ringed the green. Final 18 holes will start at two o'clock this afternoon. INSIDE THfc'lOURNAL t Birthday . Club Pe 14 Book! .... ...... P 1 1 Boys' and Ctrl Corner Paso M Chon ProbVrm ... P SO CISMlftod Ado PifM M. f. S. Cora to . Pfer IS. IS. SO Crtwwnr FvcsIM ... Pas . X Culbvruon Brtdso Dorothy Dlx , Editorial Horooropo Minuto Mystorloa Movtoa . . Ottawa Valley Days .... Pattern Practical Moot Planning Radio Prof ra ma Radio In Review , Your Baby Your Health Paso 4 Paso 13 Pase 4 .... Paso 11 ....Paso S .... Paso 11 .... Pas 10 .... Paso IS .... Pas IS Paso SO Paso S .... Paso IS Pat I Social . .. Pst-as 14. IS S porta . . PiM Ji 33. t Sunday School taaaow .... Paso 14 e l ST; IT: 'i Cm TAKES OVER OTTAWA ELECTRIC RAILWAY At the 'stroke of midnight Acting Mayor Geldert handed a cheque for $8,300,885.13' over to A. J. Major in payment for the Ottawa Electric Railway Company, which thereby became the property of the people of Ottawa. Mr; Major 'represented Allan T. Lewis, OER ; ing the ceremony were the, members of the new' Ottawa Transport left to right Henry Welch, Alderman McCann. W. R. Crelghton, chairman, Eugene Marchand, Alderman TardiL-M Photo by Little). See also Page 17. H Ford and GM ncrease Price Of Motor Cars WINDSOR, Aug, 13. O) Ford Motor Company "of Canada. Limited, today' announced price increases ranging from- $110 to $200 on passenger car. and truck models. The ; increase is - effective from Aug. 12. I Horace H. Greenfield, director Of sales and advertising, said the general Increase was necessitated by rising material and labor costs: j Still Benefit by Tax Cat '. He stated the new prices are Stin 'below what they were prior to the recently-announced excise tax reduction by the Federal Government .'.' HAt that time the Ford Company Announced tax reductions ranging from 8177 and $240 on the deluxe business coupe and custom sedsn to $358 and $383 on the Monarch six-passenger coupe ind sport sedan. The new prices will be added to. those set after' the recent excise tax reduction. Mr. Greenfield said in regard to the present . incresse: "We have come to this 'decision reluctantly, although it has been apparent tor some time now that we would be forced to adjust our prices to rising cost factors". ; Concluded on Page IS, CoL 5. City Plans fo Greet Premier Cosfello j ' Acting Mayor Geldert announced today that plans for the visit of Premier John Costello of Ireland to Ottawa were being drawn up at City HalL Although Mr. Costello will be the official gtiest of the Canadian Government and will stay at the Irish High Commissioner's new residence on Daly avenue, he will also be the guest of the city of Ottawa. : ' No date' has yet been set but the city will play host at a reception and afternoon tea at the Chateau Laurler In honor of the Premier 1 of Ireland, who will arrive In Ottawa September 4. Ottawa Exhibition to Pull Down Banners Over Which There Have Been Protests Engulfed in a storm of public protest,, the Central Canada Exhibition capitulated . this morning and said it would haul down its rain-sodden banners rather than be the cause of dissension. "We don't want to be an annoyance to anybody", apologised the president, D. Roy Campbell.. .. "We were just trying to do a good publicity job for the exhibition." . Focal point of the hurries ne were eight cotton banners -strung across Ottawa streets, proclaiming the Central . Cda . Exhibition dstes. and that tickets were now on sale. ' "It. has been unfortunate there has been so much rain", Mr. Campbell said of the bedraggled appearance of the banners. i The banners are located at the following points:. Connaught Place, Sussex street at St Pat- i . .. Al y f : , j - sMMsatv.tVA-V. .$ttAUM president who wss prevented. by Upper School Exam Results ' Upper School examination results at the f Ottawa Technical High School, Nepean High School, Ashbury College. Rideau Street Convent and Elmwood School will be found on page 10 of this edition. '! - ' I 75 No Improvement Shown by Ruth , . NEW YORK, Aug. 13. OP) Babe Ruth, baseball's ailing homerun Jcin'g, showed "no improvement in his condition" today) Memorial Hospital announced.. -1 . "Babe Ruth continues to run a moderately high fever and in general there is no improvement in his condition the hospital bulle tin read. ' Rallied Yesterday. This contrasted with a bulletin yesterday that the sick, retired baseball star had rallied and was Improved. j ' I Even his I Wife said yesterday that rhe's feeling better". , Outside the hospital a host of friends, young and old, clustered under cloudy skies waiting for word about Ruth. ' Well-wishers sent a vast outpouring of telephone calls, telegrams and letters. t v-Not In j Same League. A former classmate of Ruth at St Mary's , parochial , school in Baltimore' wrote to ask permii sion to pray for the stricken base, ball hero. Then he said: "We are no longer n the same league but unfortunately I turn ed down the rwrong street and am now behind ithe eight-ball." 1 .The letter came from the TrenJ ton. NJ. state' prison, where, the writer U s life-termer. Mrs. Ruth I expressed gratitude for all the "kind thoughts" sent to the former diamond star, and said: "I am particularly touched by all the messages pouring into the hospital .from boys." J . - CONNAUGHT- ENTRIES. Race . entries at Connaught Park for Saturday -will be found on Page 18 Of this edition rick street. Rideau street at Charlotte street (two on Bank street one at Somerset and one at Car-ling; on Carting avenue at Preston street on Wellington at Holland avenue, and on Duke street at Booth street "If the people - are complaining", said Mr. Campbell. "I will take the matter up at a. committee meeUng early in the week. "Other people, and other organizations, have put up banners in Ottawa on various occasions, and the public did not seem to disapprove. For almost every convention. at the. Chateau Laurler there are banners outside the building visible from Connaught Place. ' "There have been several complaints made to the editors of the Ottawa Journal about the CCEA banners, however. This is a people's exhibition. "If the people don't like the banners, down they will; come.' illness from attending. Watch- Commission and aldermen. From Torrential i Rainstorms Strike Scotland EDINBURGH, Aug. 13. (CP)-U-Flood damagerunning Into . thousands of dollars af fected crops, livestock, .race horses and factory equipment in Scotland last night and early today after torrential rainstorms described as the "wprst in memory. Dozens of Edinburgh families were 1 evacuated from their homes. Horses, sheep and other animals were swept to their death In the open sea while carcasses and whole hay stacks were seen floating down some of the swollen rivers in the east of Scotland. j Stranded In Stable. Stable ' boys stranded In i racing stable tried to pacify terrl fled race horses. At a greyhound stadium which went under about four) feet of water about 20 dogs were drowned and much damage done, . Hardest hit was the East. Coun try town of Dunbar which wss completely cut off by road, rail and telephone. Trains into Scotland' were badly delayed by re routing, and the flying Scotsman, one of . the country's fastest ex. press trains, took '18 hours to travel the 350 miles from Lon don to Edinburgh. It Affects Harvest In : England, harvesting hopes which rose earlier this week after a rainy week-end fell again as rain drenched grain in many counties. . v An official, or the National Farmers' Union said if the weath er cleared substantial', yield could be harvested' but "It will be a very difficult and expensive business . . I! ' Dr. F. W. McKinnon Leaves $89,000 Estate of Dr. Frederick William McKinnon, Ottawa physician who died July 17, Is valued at S89.257 it was revealed today when his will1 was filed for probate in Surrogate Court here. . Mrs. Marjorie Booth of Ottawa, a daughter, was named sole executrix. Beneficiaries In the estate1 are his widow, Mrs. Hazel McKinnon, , - who ' will receive $10,000, and his daughter, Mrs. Booth, who will receive the residue! i . Solicitor for the estate Is Redmond Code, KC Timothy's Carriage Timothy was two years old, his carriage was too small for him. ' ' So I mommy sold It right away and bought a new play-pen for. Tim. It you have an "outgrown" carriage, follow Tlm's wise. Mom's advice, , . . Seil it with a Journal Want Ad. - and buy the baby something nice. BARY ctrruxr. laleat model, all . seceaaoiiea. Like , new. O-OOOO. . . . ' ' i Injured W Ch Red Kept Her Moscow Sees WASHINGTON. Aug. IS. iP) The United State State Department today : promised asylum for two Russian school teachers who have figured In current congressional spy Investigations If as expected they want - to remain In - the United States. MOSCOW, jAug. 13. (BUP) Run i a n officials made it plain today that they were placing full respon sibility on the United States Department' of. State for the "kidnapping of two Soviet teachers in New York. The official Soviet position was that an organized plot with off! cial connivance, produced the Incident to ' which the Russisnx were attaching increasing Importance.' . - .' -.' ': :i .See Reprisals.', ' .' Some quarters saw a probability of official reprisals against Americans here if the case is not settled amicably. Already It was serving ' to Inflame public , opinion against .'American authorities; The Soviet press gave prominent display to Foreign Minister Molotov's .protest to Ambassador W. Bedell, Smith. The press and radio stepped up an intense campaign of . denunciation against American authorities, - the New York police and .the Federal Bureau of Investigation. . i i . The case may cause embarrassment to the State Department observers here believed, which for a long time has been engaged in a controversy- with Soviet authorities over the immunity of non-diplomatic .personnel. Concluded oa Page IS, Col. 8. Population Jumps To 12,883,000 ; ' 5 O'Clock Edition Service. A ! one-yesr . gain of 301,000 jumped Canada's population to 12,883,000 at last , June - 1. the Bureau of Statistics said today. It was the biggest annual increase ln-history. ; Report 12 Killed In New Mexico Crash ROSWELL, NM, Aug. 13.iP) Twelve crew members were killed and eight others were injured critically last night in the crash of a B-29 - Superfortress, the Roswell Record says today. WIN SOCCER TITLE, LONDON, Aug. 13 (Reuters) --Sweden tonight won the Olympic soccer championship. ! The Swedish team downed Yugoslavia in the final at Wembley Stadium, 3-1. '.'-!- t . WEATHER MONTREAL, Aug. 13,-CP) Dominion Weather Office 11.30 s.m. report: Ottawa Region: Cloudy, occasionally overcast with scattered showers this afternoon, clearing around dark. Saturday clear except for some afternoon cloudiness. Not much change In temperature. Light winds. Low tonight and high Saturday at Ottawa 52 and 7C Summary for Saturday: Mainly clear, temperature unchanged. -. . Synopsis: Cloudy westher still prevailed over Quebec ar& Eastern Ontario this morning pi yesterday's disturbance passed off to .the East during the night Cloudy weather will continue today and scattered showers may be expected In most regions this afternoon. Saturday promises to be mainly clear with maximum temperatures in the mid-seventies. Present indications also promise fine weather for Sunday. Temperatures. . Vancouver, 60. 72: Victoria, 37, 68; Jasper, 52, 60; Edmonton, 54, 71; Calgary. SI. 73; Prince Albert 5 S3; Saskatoon, . So, 79: Begins, S3, 81; "Winnipeg, 39, 71; White State Dept. f KidnapPlot! oman P risoner NEW YORK, Aug. 13. (CP) Mrs. Oksana' Stepanovn Kosenkina. today rejected the . suggestion oi a soviet vice-Consul that she be moved to another hospital, saying "you , kept me a prisoner, you would not let me go". ; The suggestion wss 'made by ' Vice-Consul .Zot I. Chepumykh who visited the police-guarded ' Jiospital room of the Russian teacher, seriously injured yester- fsdsjr when . she jumped three storeys from the Soviet Consulate '' building. ( ! - V , K -No!- -" ' - Detective William Dyczko, a V Russian-speaking officer who was in the hospital room during the Vice-Consul's visit said Mrs. . Kosenklna. said, . "No!" when Chepumykh advanced his suggestion. Vice-Consul Chepumykh said he visited Mrs. Oksana Steps novna Kosenklna and said "she spoke to me in Russian saying, 'I don't want to apeak to anyone. I don't want to see anyone'." Chepumykh was granted per -mission to see the injured teacher . after conferring with Inspector Michael E. J. Leddea. A strong police . detail has guarded the -room since Mrs. Kosenkina.was taken to hospital yesterday, after her dramatic leap. . " - . . . . Police had quoted her then 'as , saying she did not wish to "see. anyone . from 1 the Russian Cgn- -sulate". ; , o ,. , : .. . -Chepumykh aid that "in Vie w-. ' of Mrs. Kosenkina's statement to . him, it was doubtful Jf . Consul General Yakov Lomakin would visit her. ' "Bur. he added, "it is possible " the Consul General may have her moved to another hospital so a Russian trained nurse or observer could be on hand if needed. - . The Vice-Consul was SCCOTO panied to the hospital by Loma-kin's secretary and an unidentified man. On bis arrival be told Inspector Ledden that he wanted ' to arrange' for the Consul General to visit Mrs. Kosenklna later in the day. Ledden's - reaction to the request was not announced immediately.. A few minutes later, Chcpur-nykh was escorted to the injured teacher's room. I Returolng"later to the hospital's main floor, the Vice-Consul told newspaper men that he had visited Mrs. Kosenklna "for a minute". Concluded Page IS. CoL 3. Ottawa Council ' Cross Border Acting Mayor Geldert Board of Control and City Council will journey to Ogdensburg Tuesday to take part in. that city's bicentennial celebrations. They will be the guests of the city of Ogdensburg at a luncheon at noon, and at the afternoon and evening functions. ' Dr. Geldert was also invited to represent the city at Syracuse, NY, "tin Saturday, which is being celebrated as "Mayors' Day at the Syracuse Centennial, but he was unable to accept the Invitation, i . V , : At the DRA meet at Connaught Ranges the City of Ottawa Trophy will be presented by Alderman Coulter on behalf of the city. , FORECAST 0UV IDC. OF A Convincing AiKt SHOW KiV$0N pAtrte HbtNTfAL 0 A " Future Success? , River, 48, 63; Kapuskasing, 31, 39; North Bay, 57. 68; London. 59, 76; Toronto, 63. 80; Ottawa, 59. 7S; Montreal. 62. 69; Quebec, 37, 63; Saint John, 57, 65; Halifax, - " 58, 66; Charlotte town, 62. 76. . Sun roao S 01 m m. Sua aots S.l p m. (DavlisM Savins Tune. I Vf'ei4 4 Oegreea. i 1 1

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