The Leader-Post from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on October 5, 1944 · 3
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Thursday, October 5, 1944
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The Third Page "Fashion Preferred Dresses (Exclusive at no MtMHie unit!' iiiiu MlUdii) For International Sterling Silver THE LEADER-POST, REGINA, SASH., OCTOBER 5 Deputy minister makes forecast at convention Better salaries seen for rural teachers eTeacheis in Saskatchewan, especially those in rural districts, may soon be receiving better salaries than they do now, A B. Ross, deputy minister of education, told approximately 200 teachers attending the opening session of the Regina superintendencies teachers association in Davin school Thursday morning. The convention will continue until Friday afternoon. Registration of teachers and Guidance plan needs support Success of a vocational guidance program will depend largely on the degree of intelligent public support which it obtains, Dr. S. It, Laycock, professor of educational psychology of the University of Saskatchewan, said in an address to the Regina Teachers association annual convention at the Hotel Saskatchewan, Thursday morning. If vocational guidance is to be a success the public and parents must be taken into the confidence of the school, Dr. Laycock said. "Any phase of education can be little better than the public opinion upon which it is based. There needs to be Contacts with the parents, with the general public and with industry because of the functions of vocational guidance will be placement and follow-up work. When a school is contem-1 plating an extensive program of guidance it should develop their point of view regarding the matter, he said. Guidance is the process whereby the abilities of pupils along physical, social, emotional, occupational and intellectual lines are discovered and developed. The aims of guidance resemble the aims of modern education as a whole. Dr. Laycock maintained that modern living has become so com- T Before the court Pete's enormous moustache dropped dejectedly, as it followed the line of unshaven chin in an uncertain manner, as if undecided just where it would go from here. He ran listless fingers through towselled sandy hair, in a futile attempt to restore it to some semblance of order. Pete had had a tough night. Being a man of action he wanted to go someplace but was too intoxicated to tell the taxi driver where. The cabby, a helpful fellow deposited him at the police station. Fine of $1 and costs or five days. Mondo was a large man with a strong face which weather had bronzed into the rich copper color of the North American Indian. H stood before the court in a brightly checkered mackinaw. He too wanted a taxi ride and the driver obliged by taking him to the police statioin. Fine of $1 and costs or five days, was his Worship's only comment. Bob's broad young shoulders loomed above the dock. His hair was long and hung, musician like, around his ears: The music he vvs making Wednesday evening, ,r. a local cafe, while under the influence, however, fell on unappreciative ears. He was arraigned in court Thursday, on a drunk charge and it was further stated that he was making an nuisance of himself. Answer: $1 1 and costs or five days. ' At your service Lxr-Post carner-ttlemen who trrvt ovtr 600 routes in cities, towns and villages in ue pro .nee willirg sad, on the alert to help their friends nd custorrers, in inis short seiies will be told some of the odd and human incidents iney encounter cve-y day in their "line of duty, distributing ther newsraoei u the hmtes in their territories. The Leader-Post carrier-salesman is trained to keep his eyes open for opportunities to provide better service to his readers on his route. The appearance of a moving van at a home usually means a call from the carrier for information on the change of address. This results in unbroken service for the reader, who is gj.ier-ally too busy to call the office and report the new address. New homes nearing completion are carefully watched so that the carrier can start service the very day the new occupant moves in. The training is ' useful in many ways, othei than in the performance of good service on the route. For instance, alertness on the part 4 Leader-Post carrier Alan Murray enabled him tc turn in an earlv alarm on the recent Hiway refineries fire in Regina. Alan saw the smoke in the early stages of the fire, and sped on his bike o the nearest alarm box, the location of which he knew. It's the sort of alert, wide-awake attitude that causes officers in the armed forces to speak- highly of recruits who are ex-newspaper carriers Scores of youngsters who carried a newspaper bag just a few years ago are making names for themselves on the fighting fronts: many of them report that training of any sort comes a good deal more easily with a earner-salesman's experience in the background. visitors took place Thursday morning, following which addresses were given by Miss E. Fraser, QuAppelle, president, and Mr. Ross. The deptuy minister said "we have not enough money In the provincial treasury to provide the people of Saskatchewan with the educational opportunities they deserve. What we need is assistance from the federal government. Even' though the B.N.A. act plex childien need help in finding out the special place and occupation where they will be happy and of benefit to society. The day when university matriculation only is given in high schools is passing, he said. Only five percent of Canadian youth go to universities and the other 95 percent must be offered diversified courses to meet their needs and abilities. Another function of guidance will be the development of sturdy bodies and wholesome health habits. This need became apparent, Dr. Laycock said, when it was revealed that between 15 and 20 percent of young men called up for military service were in med ical categories D and E. The new program, which will begin in Reginas three high schools this term, should develop interests and appreciations which will make life rich and complete It should teach the simple rules of how to make friends, the art of conversation, now to be a good host and all the social graces necessary in a normal life. The type of training program which guidance suggests cannot become effective immediately, Dr. Laycock said. It should be carried on throughout the junior and senior high school career and will be a job which will show results only after years of work and testing. Improvements Discussed In a panel discussion L. Wool-latt, T. H. Cowburn, Balfour technical school, F. J. Gathercole, principal of Lakeview public school and Dean S. Basterfield of Regina college discussed education improvements needed in the city of Regina. One suggestion made was that a board of education supported by city funds be instituted to direct the complete educational system of the city. Such a board, it was suggested, would be super vised by a general director with assistants and supervisors to coordinate the work of all the schools both elementary and secondary. The need for a psychologist was explained, particularly in view of the guidance program. A school known as a composite high school was suggested to bridge the gap between the time of graduation from academic courses in high schools or col-legiates and the time of permanent employment Such a school would bring about a better social understanding between different races, classes and religions. All types of technical training would be available combined with industrial arts, agriculture, commercial work and economics. "There is a great need for development of ethical idealism in the student, especially in high school years, Dean Basterfield said during the discusion. "Modern life tends to vulgarize and lower the standards of the developing child. The working philosophy of life is largely that of the stock market and the big business enterprise, states tiiat education is a provincial matter, 1 feel that we need money from the federal government to help us in this work. And if the B.N.A. act stands In the way of the federal government giving us assistance, amendments should be made to it so that the children in our rural areas can be given a chance to receive a good education," Mr. Ross said. The speaker believed that the establishment of larger units of administration would be of great benefit to children in rural dis tricts. The larger unit will not revolutionize education as some people are inclined to think, he added, but it will be a start to improving educational facilities and salaries throughout Hie province generally. New Subjects Under the larger unit, Mr. Ross said the way would be open for itinerant teachers to bring to rural classrooms , the teaching tf shop mechanics, woodworking and handicrafts something that under the present setup is practical ly impossible. The traditional method of education must be thrown overboard, Mr. Ross said. There must be changes in education to conform with the passing times, just as there are changes being made continually in the social, political and economical way of life. "We must not allow education to remain dormant, he added, Miss Fraser proposed that departments of education across Canada get together' after the war and introduce a system for the exchange of teachers between the provinces. "Every teacher should be given a chance to spend at least one year in one of the other provinces, or even in the Yellowknife region," she said. A move such as this would result in teachers being 'able to obtain practical information about the other provinces in Canada, and would give them a much broader outlook. "Just think of the benefits that would accrue from teachers spending say a year in British Columbia or in Nova Scotia, especially if the teacher had lived her entire life on the prairies," said Miss Fraser. The system Miss Fraser proposed would be for rural as well as urban teachers. Principle not new7 Granting the lieutenant-governor-in-council power to exempt certain mortgagors from the operation of the proposed clause in the Saskatchewan government's farm security legislation banning evictions from the farm home, was not a new principle in Saskatchewan debt legislation, Attorney-General J, W. Cormnn said Thursday. He was commenting on an editorial in Thursdays edition ni The Leader-Post. The editorial pointed out that by giving the provincial cabinet power to determine whether or not a person should be evicted brought such decisions within the realm of politics. Under the provincial governments proposed Farm Security act the prohibition against evicting a farmer from his home will appiy to all mortgages. The lieutenant-governor-in-council, however, may be given the power to exempt from the operation of the prohibition, mortgagors who are "deliberately not playing the game," according to the attorney-genera. "We do not go nearly rs far as the former provincial government in assuming power to deal with individual cases. Under the Moratorium act of 1943 the last government took to itself absolute power to postpone and prohibit civ-1 actions of any kind against individuals. Therefore we are not introducing a new principle in our proposal to give the lieutenan'-govemor-in-council power to exempt mortgagors from the operation of our no-eviction clause, Mr. Corman said. VEGETABLES FOB SHELTER Vegetables and fruit collected at Regina schools on Vegetable day, together with the produce from the garden of the childrens shelter, were sufficient to supply the 60 children there all winter, staff of the shelter said Thursday. There were 250 cans ot fruit and vegetables donated, and 50 quart sealers of fruit. Root vegetables included 40 bushels of potataes, 20 of carrots, 10 of beets, five of parsnips, and some turnips. There were six bushels of onions, four of apples, and five or six of tomatoes. Also, 100 marrow and pumpkins and 200 heads of cabbage were collected. THERE IS STILL TIME TO GIVE TO THE CHEST Economic control need for Europe MJ. GROSCH Lead like rice at a wedding It hen Allied invaders stormed the beaches of Normandy on the morning of June 6, German lead was flying "just like rice at a wedding. The apt description, credited to Lieut. Jack Heisler of Saskatoon, who got to the sea wall with Capt. W. Grayson, Moose Jaw, was recalled in Regina Wednesday by Maj, David Duncan Grosch of the Regina Rifle Regiment. The major's own comment on the invasion activity was that the machine-gun fire was terrific. Maj. Grosch, a former Regina lawyer, is a patient at General hospital. He was wounded in the left knee when struck by a machine-gun bullet at Courseulles on D-day. Ilis wife and young son, Dick, live at 296 Angus crescent, Regina, and his parents, S. P. Grosch, K.C., and Mrs. Grosch, live at 2228 Angus street. Orderlies Praised The Reginan had words of praise for four medical orderlies of the Rifles, two of whom were killed and two wounded. One of the men, wounded twice, was Charles Mourehead, of northern Saskatchewan, who has since been awarded the Military Medal for working under constant gunfire until forced to quit because of loss of blood. He and J. S. Duthie, of Prince Albert, helped move Maj. Grosch to the sand dune. Twelve hours after he had been wounded, the major was moved from the beach to a landing craft by German prisoners, organized into stretcher parties. A touch of humor amid the hectic activity of invasion, Maj. Grosch recalled, was an unarmed Britisher seen dodging tanks and flying lead and asking if there was anything he could do to help. He had been seen earlier astride a two-man torpedo the underwater craft ridden like a horse and then popped up in the thick of battle. "He looked like a man from Mars in his rubber suit," said the major. "I think he just came out of the water to see the show. I dont know where he got to." Another incident that appealed to Maj. Grosch was when Capt. V. Hall, of Regina, stopped by on the beach to give him an orange. "How he got it, I never found out but it was certainly welcome ... I hadn't seen one for months. Same Ships On combined operations for a year, the Regina Rifles went into battle with the same ships and same naval group with which they had trained, Maj. Grosch reported. He said the group was in the best shape ever" and had the best-trained officers and N C.O.s one could wish for. Intelligence had provided the officers with pictures of German installations taken only two days before the invasion. Maj. Grosch went into Normandy as company commander of A company and was succeeded by Maj. Ron G. Shawcross cf Regina Four medals were awarded to men of "A company for their actions on the beach. We were the first Canadians to hit the shore, Maj. Grosch said. The Winnipeg? were just behind us and to the right. Incidentally, we were the only regiment to take our objectives that day. His personal feeling when going into action was that it was comparable to "any big training scheme except that on training schemes shooting is rot done with malice aforethought." The story of how two German medical orderlies ran onto the beach at Courseulles to give themselves up and then assisted in dressing the wounds of Allied fighters, was recounted by Maj. Grosch. Hit Early Maj. Grosch was 15 yards into Normandy when he fell. It was shortly after he had been moved to comparative safety behind a tune that he witnessed the action of the German "I don't know where they came from. he said "They just came running onto the beach and gave AND MRS. GROSCII -Sprays Normandy beaches themselves up. One of our engineers talked German to them and then he and one of the orderlies disappeared. They returned with shell dressing and the Germans got to work on our wounded. They were certainly a lot more human than the S.S. troops our lads met later. Maj. Grosch enlisted in the spring of 1940 with the 1st battalion, Regina Rifle regiment, and went overseas in August, -1941. He worked for the legal firm of Balfour and Balfour before enlisting and hopes to return to law practice soon. Right now he's busy getting to know his three-year-old son whom he hadnt seen until he returned. "Were pretty good pals, now," he says. Telephone hoolli might do Houses to rent are scarce in Regina. So are suites. One desperate fellow, weary from the hunt, walked in a real estate agents the other day and said: "Say, you haven't got a nice clothes closet to rent, have you?" $19,000 required to fill the chest Regina's community chest is not half filled. The city is almost $19,000 short of reaching its $36,000 objective in the community chest campaign. This is the amount needed to carry on the work of Regina's 15 char- extended until canvassers get the itable and welfare organizations. Regina's community chest campaign was scheduled to close Thursday. But the chest total on Thursday was only $17,932, which is $18,968 short of the Abjective. Therefore the campaign is being 1?' : , , y La O. SAFE: Twenty Canadians toox part in the British "Red Devil airborne division's landing around Arnhem, in Holland, but only two of them got back to join the British 2nd Army across the Neder Rhine. One was Lieut. W. A. Harvie (above), 21, son of Mrs. W. A. Harvie, 602 Hotel Saskai chewan, Regina, and the late Dr Harvie. Born in Regina, he en- listed with the Regina Rifles as a private when he was 18, andjRrimiN.wi. $:ca. after earning his commission wen?,orie jjj. Moltin' szs m b Herman on loan, with other Canadian offi- 25. J a wniow. zs Bud riin.i, jzs cers, to the British Army. Me ;- .Ei tended Central Collegiate, Regina, $2S. Crrsr.rU Furniture Store. S2 and the University of Manitoba medical college. A sister, Mrs. R D. Stuart, lives at Oakville, Ont Lieut. Harvie's father died in 1940 Meeting off The regular monthly meeting of 'he Canadian Federation of tht 3hnd has been postponed fr rr Dct. 9 till Oct. 15. t was an-' icunced by C. A Pettap.ece.j 'resident of the federation, Thurs lay. The mcet.rg will take place at the Nash home as usual. The establishment of an over-all economic authority in post-war Europe, with powers over all the European nations was suggested by Dr. Richard Redler in Regina Thursday. This council would help Europe find its natural economic balance, which has been so badly dislocated by the war that it would be impossible to recover properly without over-all control, said Dr. Redler, who worked against the Nazis in Austria and France. He was in Regina to lecture to the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. "At first this need will be filled by UNRRA, which will virtually become the economic dictator of Europe for awhile. But when the Allied authority retires from the scene, it is hoped that some other body, a European Economic Council, will take over and co-ordinate European trade." With such a council it would be necessary to have German ambitions overwhelmed by the majority votes of the other nations. It would be impossible to restore Europe with the traditional free enterprise system, believed Dr. Redler. Though the European people want freedom, yet they have become so used to some sort of state control, that they would probably prefer some form of social security. The transition of Europe horn the totalitarian society that it has been, to a free, independent' society, would of necessity be gradual. Old Principle One principle that was fading away was that of establishing countries along national lines. If a country is to survive, it will have to be on a sound basis. Drawing the boundaries with that in mind, tl.e principle of nationality will have to give away. The situation brought about it Europe by the present war has no equal in history. For four and a half years trade with the outside world has been cut off, and Europe has built up a large internal trade in an effort to become self-sufficient. Occupied countries have been living under essentially the same administrative system. The result is that the Europe of today is more unified than it has ever been. This tendency towards uniformity would probably continue after the war, Dr. Redler said. In the meantime Europe was a vacuum of power, and the balance of power had shifted away from Europe. The big three were now Great Britain. Russia and the United States, and it was largely in their hands that the fate of Europe lay. money in, said R. M. Balfour, campaign chairman. Mr. Balfour issued an urgent appeal to canvassers to finish their job, and get the money in. Campaign officials said there were hundreds of cards still to be brought in to campaign headquarters. They feel that citizens have subscribed the money and that there is no doubt that the city will get its $36,000 needed for charitable and welfare purposes. It's a case now of extending the campaign, long enough to give canvassers a chance to get their cards in and finish the job, said Mr. Balfour. Premier's Appeal A special appeal came Thursday from Premier T. C. Douglas. He said: "One of the marks of a truly Christian community is a willingness to look after those in the community who are not fortunate enough to be able to look after themselves. The community chest offers an opportunity to share in the responsibility of helping to care for these people. Fifteen agencies in the city of Regina depend upon you for the financial support necessary to make their work possible. A small sacrifice on your part can bring some measure of happiness to others. So, give to the community chest give generously and give cheerfully. Dtnilioni Staff of Commercial Printer. 138 25 I W Sneath. 50, C. B McKee. M( 35 A. W Johnitone. 30 Champlain Drug', $t5; U E John- Cornell School of Corrimfrre ?0 J Qiiltlty. 15 J MrDermld. 15. Mole? SrMem of School lf Mr A P I.n on. 15 GoldTtun s Clothing Stor. 15 Dr W H Bos $15 F L Fow, 10. Mr and Mn N A Maihon fl S P Groch tin Msv 3 Brown. 10 Water Dental labors nrv 10, West Fnd Cleaners, 10. W 10 W N Bnbirnn 10 Dr J. Brtt 10. Mrs S. Pnrtigal 10 E Innox. 10, Betty Style Shonpe 10 Tir H J. Vermedv 10. Mrs W .1 'Ivm 10 Green's Salon. 10 W Snarne and Cn Western Fanrl ,r,o Gtiuel Co. S'.n Bruce Bitchie. in ' C Fergi son 10' Ai. VrtjuhaD $10 'htnr Tjid's Wear fin- Dewdrev Dui "ere fO Manitoba -nd Ss Coal c t, to D W Houston lo s c Sl-m 10 H Cartwright 10. Wh.larm Mens Wear tin NO THRILL How would you like to pick up a dollar bill (or perhaps a thousand dollar bill) and see your signature on it? G. F. Towers, governor of the Bank of Canada, says that it is no thrill at all. liis signature appears on all the bills issued by the Bank of Canada. "But, he says, there aren t enough of them." He further claims that he doesnt even see his signature on the bills he looks at the amount of the bill and lets it go at that. Youths for band Young men between 17 and 18 years of agz may now be enlisted as bandsmen in the Canadian army, active, it has been announced by recruiting authorities in Regina. Qualifications are: Grade eight or higher education, a suitably high category, completion of bandsmen's trade test, group C. Full information may be obtained from any army recruiting office in Saskatchewan. Taxation rights are contested The question of whether a railway is liable to taxation bv a rural municipality when property, essential to the operation of the railway, is situated some distance from the tracks was before the court of appeal in Re gina Wednesday. The appeal, made up of three consolidated stated cases, involved the Canadian Pacific Railway and the rural municipalities of Lac Pelletier, Coulee and Loreburn. Judgment was reserved. The assessments were originally appealed by the C.P.R. and when the assessment commission decided in favor nf the municipalities a request was made that the matter be referred to the court , . , . . , of appeal by way of stated cases. For Railway The company maintained that each of the three municipalities had assessed pumping stations owned by the C.P.R. ami used solely for operation of the railway. In each case, the pumping station was situated some distance from the right of way. The contention of the C.PR. was that because these stations were used only for operation of Die railway they were therefore exempt from taxation, as is all other property used in railway operation. Counsel for the C.P.R. were E. B. Pitblado, K C., and H. A. V. Green, K.C., both of Winnipeg. The municipalities were not represented. Professional blood donors are needed An SOS has come in from George Patterson, assistant superintendent of the General Hospital, for professional blood donors. There are. he says, plenty of people who are giving freely of their "The rest of Canada has fai'lv blood for the use of the soldieis that Saskatchewan will put the overseas, but for some strange Seventh Victory Loan over thei reason there is a marked decrease-top," said G. F. Towers, general in professional donors for u:e in Success forecast for victory loan chairman of the national war finance committee, in a short ta'k to a dinner meeting at the Hotel Saskatchewan. The meeting was, blood tested in order to be avail-held by the provincial war fin-jbie when their type is needed, ance committee with the execu- These people, says Mi. Patterson, tive and volunteer workers of tn will be doing a fine service to Regina city unit and rural unit humanity, if they register. being present. i The spirit of the Saskatchewan organization spoke well for success of the loan, said Mr Towers, who was in Regina to cIlUl'Cll laOrttltlEC help with organization. t ' I C ollections from the seven. i annual birthday offering of the-'First Baptist church in Regnit will offset the balance of the (mortgage which will be burned early in November The objective this year was $2,000 and th-2 amount raised over $2,200. Re . W. C. Smalley, Edmonton, general secretary of the Baptt union of western Canada, speaker on the occasion. Among the other guests were Lt.-Col. A. W. Fascoe, representing the three services, and J, I) Healy, superintendent of the Ra-gina division of the C.N.R. C. U McKee, provincial chairman of the national war finance; li. F Thomson, chairman of the Kcgim unit, and R. M. Balfour, chairman of Regina rural unit, were b MrK. C40. 1 amone the representatives of -tr provincial organization. Blind holders open season on Friday The bowling league fir .ne blind, sponsored by the Regina Lions club, will begin for the sea- son on Friday, Oit 6 The place is the Vic Alleys, and the 5 15 n the afternoon. At the tiow lmfz banquet sponsored by the Linn.' -lub, Mrs E. tV. F.bon was reflected president Pr.ze winners for last season were A W.r.grnve H. Carmichael, J McPhersi-n, Wilde, A Toth, 1! V Beath, E Ste-ele. Industry assured Banks will lend aid The notion that banks would not finance industry in the west was scored as "perfect nonsense' oy S. G. Dobson, vice-president and general manager of the Rojal Bank, on Thuisda.v. "The banks will finance industry anywhere it is feasible," said Mr. Dobson, who was in Regina on his way through to the west ccu.-t mi a business trip. As for mc.u--try in the west, he pointed out that there were hundred-of factories in Winnipeg and Vancouver. If anyone were lo start developing industries in Saskatchewan, the banks would help to finance anything that was economically sound. "We do not turn down any business just because of its location, said Mr. Dobson. Improvement Sound The present improvement of lie lot of the farmers was on a sound basis. The price of wheat had ret skyrocketed the way it did in the last war, which meant mat if prices fall afterwards, there wilt he less of a drop. Right now, the farmers have more cash and loss debts than they have ever had One important item of the year affecting western agriculture was the action of the federal government in making credit available to farmers on longer terms at lower rates of interest. This was designed to encourage the installation of modern improvements on the farms. "It is a development which the banks are glad to see and with which they will co-operate in every way in making these new facilities available. Jail term given for lion-support For failing to support hs wife and five children, Casey Rentes, harvester, was sentenced Thursday, in police court to 30 days imprisonment. Mrs. Sentes, 845 Lindsay street Regina, gave evidence that she was the mother of Caseys seven children, two of whom were work- ing and contributing to the up- kpcp of the househo,d. The dren's ages arranged from 5 to 17. She hatt married Sentes at Cupai, Sask., in 1926. Sentes admitted that although he had been in steady employment at pood wages for some time, that he had only given his ivite and family $35 since August. I His Worship warned Sentes, that on completion of sentence, he must make some adequate financial ararngement toward the support of his wile and family or he would find himself before thq court again. the civilian hospitals. The need is great for people wi o will come to the hospital to be Judgment is giuMi for I)r. Sinclair Damages cf $95 51 and cc--j wpre awarded Dr. A. S. Simlair, m a district court judg- ment handed down by judge (;,.orge v McPhee Thursday. A Vnunte! claim for $100 against Dr. j Sinclair was dismissed with costs. The aition arose out of a ccl-usiun involving a car owned bv Dr. Sincla.r and one owned bz Paul C. Neisz of Kedlev The Occident occurred March 6. 1944. Twelfth avenue and Winnipeg street.

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