The Leader-Post from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on February 23, 1946 · 3
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Saturday, February 23, 1946
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The Third Page 9 For Fashion ifccrrpi Dresses I 1 u u li VAu a a a a ... . 14 HAMILTON STftttT. saiNA THE LEADER-POST, REGINA, SASK., FEBRUARY 23 Prepare to start on dam Presence in Regina of Harley B. Ferguson, retired U.S. general of engineers and consulting engineer of Washington, D.C., is taken as an indication that the go-ahead signal has been given for the construction of the St. . Marys river dam and reservoir j in southern Alberta. ) Mr. Ferguson has been retained ( as consulting engineer by the federal department of agriculture in connection with the construe-! tion of this huge dam, which is the start of an irrigation and water storing project which when1 completed will have cost about $4,000,000 and made available for more diversified and intensive! cultivation a tract of land 94,000 acres in extent. The building of this dam will be the key of a vast irrigation! project which is expected to cost in the neighborhood of about 15 million dollars and will open a total of 465,000 acres. The program will be strung out over a period of years. Big Dam The dam itself will be one of the most comprehensive structures of its type on the continent, and contains some startling specifications. It will be an earth-fill structure, NO WORK Indication of the seriousness of the unemployment problem in Regina is seen in the breakdown by professions of jobless men, given by Layton Robinson, manager of the national employment service office. Unemployed at present are 78 men with professional or managerial qualifications, 128 clerical work ers, 104 sales workers, 88 carpenters, 125 mechanics, 23 welders, 30 painters, 84 farm laborers, 186 truck drivers and ,550 labor-ers. ST. PAUL SKATER: When the 12th annual carnival of the Wascana Skating club is held at Queen City Gardens March 8 and 9, a featured performer will be Janette Dee-dee Ahrens (above) of the St. Paul, Minn., Skating club. Miss Ahrens, 20, won the Richards award for the most artistic skater in America last year. Policemen grow them BIG CROPS 186 feet in height. Crest length will be 2,600 feet. Situated near Spring Coulee, it will create a reservoir on the St. Marys river about 17 miles in length and capable of storing 13,000,000,000, cubic feet of water. It will store water from both St. Marys and Milk rivers, both of which rise in the state of Mon tana and flow into Canada. The waters of these rivers are apportioned equally by international treaty between Canada and the U.S., and the water which will be imprisoned as a result of the proposed dam has already been approved by the international tribunal. The building of the dam will take about three years, it is expected. The finest crops grown in Saskatchewan during the past quarter of a century were raised by Gyros to liold auction sale Wanted by the Gyro Club of Regina: Odds and ends from citizens attics, basements, and kitchens that can be sold at auction in aid of the swimming pools fund. If you have an old Rembrandt, a model airplane, furlined bathtub, egg beater, or a few pounds of butter to donate call any of these telephone numbers: 29218, 29744, 6375, or 22434. Your donation will be picked up promptly and transported to the auction rooms where the big sale will take place on the evenings of March 5, 6, 7. Gyro members have already collected an assortment of household goods, electrical fixtures, and all manner of other useful items in good shape for the auction. members of the Regina police force. Pictures that grace the walls at city police station testify to the luxuriant fodder crops that were grown and developed by the men of the force in the good old days long before ploughing-un-der and crop control became the vogue. With few exceptions there wasnt a crop failure apparent in any of the pictures. The crops ranged from the bristling Cossack moustache to the heavy walrus types and the artistic handle-bars with waxed ends. Posed way back in 1916 by one of Reginas early photographers, the dignified minions of the law proudly exhibited their upper-lip decorations to the camera so that future generations of Reginans might gaze upon the spectacle in awe and admire the rugged char- Courses open More than 70 young men and women whose ages ranged from 18 to 30 got together recently for the opening night of the social education courses being conducted at the Regina Y.M.C.A. Conducting lectures were: Rev. Harry Joyce, Hon. O. W. Valleau, C. Mahon, Joyce Waters, Vera Waters, Harvey Dawe, Ida Melvin, Miss J. Harvey, and Miss M. Mitchell. Sex magazines mostly imports VANCOUVER, Feb. 23. Sex magazines on Canadian newsstands are not printed or published by reputable Canadian publishing houses, A. S. Christie, president of the Periodical Press association, said in an interview here. We are continually asked why we do not impose censorship on these magazines, of which by far the most come from outside of Canada, he said. We do not because the free press in Canada is opposed to censorship, and would not take it upon themselves to censor the actions of publications outside of Canada. SINGER SIGNED VANCOUVER, Feb. 23. Teresa Perri, 22-year-old stenogjapher at project. Shaughnessy military hospital, said Friday she had won a singing contract with the San Carlo Opera company. Her ambition is to sing with the Metropolitan Opera. Hoover backs plan WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (AP) Proponents ended their arguments for the proposed St. Lawrence seaway and power project Friday with former president Herbert Hoover again .recorded in support of the long sought international development. I have no hesitation in my belief, Hoover wrote chairman Carl Hatch (Dem.-N.M.) of a senate foreign relations sub-committee, as to the economic value of the acter of their pioneer policemen who laid the foundations of a reputation for enforcing law and order that has grown with the years and brought honor to Regina. Looking at these formidable moustaches bristling from their austere frames on the wall at city police station citizens of today would know right away that the owners of such intimidating soup-strainers would have no need of clubs or guns when they went about their duties of apprehending criminals. The heart of any desperado of those early days must have quailed with fright at the sight of those fierce moustaches bearing down on him. In this gallery of fame one serious looking young man stands apart from his moustachioed colleagues. Disdaining to adopt the style of the times this fashion-rebel had posed for his picture with a clean shaven countenance. This police officer was identified in the picture as Detective D. McDougall. In Regina today this same gentleman is still an adherent of the no-moustache policy but he is more familiarly known now as Chief Constable Duncan McDougall. Facial foliage in a very flourishing stage adorns another young constable of the motorcycle squad of 1916. But the moustache that graces Deputy Chief McDonalds lip today bears only slight resemblance to that early vigorous growth. War brides on Scythia Crowds at Ys To sleep Sleeping accommodation at Reginas Y.W.C.A. is crowded to capacity. The corridors, halls, and even the maintenance staffs dining room are being used as emergency sleeping quarters, said Mrs. P. Finnimore, residence secretary of the Y on Saturday. The normal residence facilities provide accommodation for 67 girls. More than 90 slept in the building on Friday night, the secretary said. An average of six business girls Thirty-seven overseas wives of every day make requests for perm-' Saskatchewan soldiers will be on anen residence and have to be board the Scythia when the liner docks at Halifax Tuesday, it was announced by M.D. 12 public relations office Friday. Nursing sisters attending dependents returning on the Scythia and who will arrive in Regina with them are Lieut (NS.) K McLaughlin, Weyburn, and Lieut. (NS.) H. P. Boon, Prince Albert. Dependents of the following soldiers are on board ship: Gnr, C. Arnold, 2 baby daughters, Alsask; Pte. J. H. Goldsmith, Balcarres; Pte. J. F. Thomason, Bethune; Gnr. W. A. Foster, Birch Hills; Pte. C. W. Grice, baby son, Caragana; Tpr. K. L. Turner, Estevan; L-Bdr. C. F. King, Fairlight; Gnr. L. M. Talbot, Gorgan; Pte. W. K. Churchill. 2 baby sons, Goodwater; Pte. J Pajmkewiaz, 2 baby daughters, Haf-ford; Sgt. C. G. E. Brack, baby son, Indian Head; Tpr. W. T. Lillico, baby daughter, Kelliher; Cfmn. E. G. McNelly, baby soi, Leoville; Spr. W. M. Lindsay, baby rnn, Lipton; Gnr. P. L. Hiebert, McMahon; Cpl. H. L. Riome, Moose Jaw; L-Cpl. S. A. Clark, Moosomm; Bdr. D. D. O. French, baby son, Mossbank; Pte. T. H. Anderson, 2 baby sons, Nokomis; Pte. C. E. Reynolds, baby daughter, Nunebor Pte. G. Morris, baby daughter. Pas Trail. L-Cpl. F L. Wilkins, baby daughter. Rabbit Lake; Sgt. lx W. Durham, baby son, 1954 Angus St., Regina; Pte. P. J. Kraft, baby son, 1565 Argyle St., Regina; Pte. H. J. Lees, baby daughter, 1939 Rae St., Regina; Sgt. J. H. Reilly, 1654 Rae St. Regina; Pte. F. J. Valley, baby daughter, 2013 Connaught St., Regina; S-Sgt M. C. Zum-mack, iaby son, 1432 Robinson St., Regina: Tpr. M. J. Jerome, baby son, St. Louis; Gnr. E. W. Mitchell, baby son, Salter; Sor. C. C. Nightingale, baby daughter, Silton; Pte. W. J. Owens, 2 baby sons, Silton; Gnr. D. Green, baby daughter, Sturgeon River; Gnr. R. W. McQuoid, Summerberry; Pte. C. W. Ennis, baby son, Vandura; Cpl. C. K. Last, babv son, refused. Transients, however, are not allowed to leave the Y before accommodation somewhere in the city has been found for them. Wed have them sleep on the chesterfields rather than turn them into the streets, Mrs. Finnimore declared. A similar overcrowded situation exists at the Y.M.C.A. where the emergency mens dormitory with its 19 double-deck bunks is com pletely occupied. We have to turn men away every night, said Jack Staples, young mens secretary. Leadrr-Pott Photo. VETERANS TRAIN on more than $1,000,000 worth of machinery housed in a double aircraft hangar at Regina airport under the Canadian vocational training program and the photo above shows some of them at work on lathes preparing themselves for machine shop work. The program is a joint Dominion-provincial effort, the Dominion does the financing and the provinces administers the training. Machinery seen in the photo was purchased from War Assets corporation and once was used in Regina Industries Ltd, war work, WhitewTOd; (Navy) Stoker S. L. Hinch, baby daughter, Humboldt. Soldiers killed in two-day fight BATAVIA, Feb. 23. Two British Indian soldiers were killed and five wounded in two days of fighting around Soerabaja which followed attacks by small parties of Indonesian Nationalists on listening posts and patrols, a British communique said. It was reported at the same time that 146 Japanese civilians and 867 Japanese soldiers had been evacuated from Bangka island, off the coast of Sumatra, and taken to Palembang, Sumatra, for screening. Three plays on program Played against the set of a C.W.A.C. barracks room, by players who are C.W.A.C.s in real life, Heroines at War promises xealistic interest for Regina Lit tie Theatre audiences at the production in Darke hall, March 1 and 2. The play was written by Capt. Beatrice Munro, officer commanding, No. 112 depot, C.WA..C in Regina. Capt Munro is director of the first public performance of her play. Heroines at War is one of three one-act plays to be presented Friday and Saturday, including Still Stands the House and The Late Mr. Scarface. Cast of Heroines at War includes Sgt. Euphraisie R. LEsper-ance, Pte. Daisy Bishop, Sgt. Margaret K. Curran, Pte. Dorothy B. Robinson, Lieut. Gladys E. Berry, Sgt. Mary E. Williams and Lieut. Edith J. Cornish. Gordon Hincks is director of Still Stands the House and fills a major role in the play as well. His cast includes Alex Davidson, Arlene Flatman and Bernice Turner. Fred Fitton is director of The Late Mr. Scarface, besides playing one of the characters. His cast includes Lillian Cockbum and Bob Baker. Box office will be open three days, beginning Feb. 28 at 10 am. in city hall auditorium. Anything hut mouth organs okay CHIEF FIXER-UPPER Once upon a time there was a young man in Regina who liked to monkey around fixing musical instruments. He started out working on a banjo and then installed a new set of pads on a saxa-phone. All this happened about 15 years ago and since then, one thing has led to another and now the young Reginan is known from coast-to-coast for his work as a musical instrument fixer-upper. His name is Ed Schneider and he is in charge of the repair department of a Regina music store. His renown as a repairman has spread to the point where he recives instruments for repair from as widely separated points as Vancouver Island and Nova Scotia. Today, Schneider has a fairly complete shop which is almost made up of tools which he himself made. Apart from a few lathes, its all his own stuff. Its kind of a funny business, he says. When you want a certain dnd of a tool to fix a saxaphone, for example, you just cant go out and buy it; youve got to make it yourself. Consequently he has built up a shop full of weird looking instruments which will do anything from take the sour notes out of a flute to put the correct bend in a trumpet. All kinds of instruments come in for repair. Once he was given a saxaphone which had fallen from the top of a building. Another time he received a bass horn TRY TO COUNT THEM A scientist has calculated that it may take 1,000,000,000,000,000 snowflakes to cover an acre of ground. Leader-Post Photo. GRATEFUL GIRL is Alma Everett, Liberty, as she lies on her hospital bed at Grey Nuns hospital, Regina, and smiles up at the three people who were responsible for saving her life. The three are (left to right) nurse Mabel Gleadow, pilot Keith Malcolm and flight engineer Don Watson who operate the flying ambulance service instituted at the beginning of the month by the provincial department of health. Alma was one of their first passengers and when she woke up and found herself in hospital she didnt know how she had got there. Friday night for the first time she met and thanked Mr. Malcolm and Mr. Watson for saving her life. She had met Nurse Gleadow earlier. Fewer people out of work Numbers of unemployed de creased during the past week according to figures released by Leyton Robinson, Regina manager of employment service of Canada. Most noticeable decline was among female unemployed, a drop from 550 at the end of previous week to 451 at the week ending Feb. 23. In the womens section there were 451 applicants for 369 jobs. In the mens section 1,716 men scrambled for 239 jobs. Drawing unemployment insurance were 865 men and 327 "women. Veterans drawing out-of-work benefits numbered 623. Planning group meets March 5 Commerce, industry and transportation, will be the subject of an address to be given by Dr. E. G. Faludi, town planning consultant, at a public meeting in the city hall auditorium on March 5 at 8 oclock Supervisors are appointed O. Freer, superintendent of land utilization, P.F.R.A., announced Saturday the appointment of G. A. Hillock, as supervisor of community pastures in the northwestern portion of Saskatchewan and George Halliday to be supervisor in charge of pastures in south-west portion. Both Mr. Hillock and Mr. Halliday are known to cattlemen in Saskatchewan. Mr. Hillock comes to his new job from the provincial civil service, and he has behind him years of service both in the R.N.W.M.P. and the Saskatchewan provincial police. Mr Halliday has been a manager of a pasture at Gowanlock for the past eight years. Bora in eastern Canada, Mr. Hillock came to the west as a boy and secured employment with a large ranch in the foothills Other phases of the work of country. Later he joined the town planning will be dealt with r w WMp and was assigned to which had been in on automobile accident and looked os though it had been run over by a steam roller. Ilis toughest job was when saxaphone player who had lost thice fingers in an accident came in and asked if his sax could be le-built in such a way as to enable him to keep on playing It. This required a lot of thought but, after pondering the problem for a couple of days, Ed thought of a scheme and, after much experimentation, re-made the instrument in such a way that the player could play it as well as ever despite the loss of his fingers. Today Ed and his boys ran fix anything from a violin to a Sousaphone and even make their own gramaphone gears. They even have their own equipment for silver-plating;. During the wrar they were faced with the problem of making all their own parts for various instruments, but this was not much of a problem because they had been doing it anyway. Today they consider themselves slumped by just one instrument. They hesitate to tackle a repair job on a mouth organ. Robert Marks looks back on action as law enforcer Police adventures recalled To a man who has spent 27iman lay on the floor, wrapped ina cabin a quarter of a mile away. years in police work, such trifles, blankets, as hunting murderers, bank rob On a bunk in the corner, her right arm swathed in , . , , .. .bandages, lay a woman. In her bers, insane people and finding left arm she held a baby, missing persons during wintry blizzards is liable to become just routine. Yet there are incidents which live in the minds of I was never so scared in my life, Marks admits. My spine prickled, I can tell you, he said. He drew his gun and with visions of the hunted man watching him Marks entered and conducted an investigation. The man on the over the sights of a rifle, he profloor was the womans brother. ! ceeded towards the cabin, m the minds of men j He was stricken with influenza crept to a window and engaged in such adventurous life and couldnt move. The woman'pgered inside. On the other side and they remain as fresh todayjtold him that her husband had!0f he r0om, lying on the floor as they were two decades ago. jshot her. Marks asked her where with a rifle between his legs, lay Such exciting moments are re-;ber husband was. She pointed to a man eyes wjde open, called by ex-Det.-Cpl. Robert1 (Bob) Marks. Mr. Marks recently retired from police work after having spent 27 years with the Alberta Provincial police and the R.C.M.P. He is at present with C. M. Brewster and company, insurance adjusters in Regina. When a lad of 19, Marks was stationed in a desolate spot near Rocky Mountain House, Alta. He was called on to investigate a murder. The spot where the murder took place was in a lonesome and sparsely settled district 35 miles north of his cabin. A bearded and excitable Russian had dashed up to his cabin and told him a man had shot a woman. Marks accompanied the Russian to the scene of the crime. Within sight of the cabin where the woman lay, the Russian started to shake and refused to go any far-! ther. Marks proceeded alone. Cautiously he approached and peered in through the window. Ai Bob Marks . exciting days. 1 they were I had never seen a dead man before and it gave me a shock. I guess that the man must have thought that his wife was dead and had committed suicide. That was one of my first adventures but I still remember it vividly, he said. Strange things happen in an out of the way place. Marks remembers in July, 1934, a car was re ported stolen. No trace could be found and the theft went on the record books. In September a rifle and a pair of field glasses were re ported stolen from a farm house near Buffalo Lake. Reports of strange, wild - looking creature hiding out in the woods came to his ears A car with the top chopped off with an axe had been seen in the same vicinity. He started to investigate. Along the trail Marks found that a hardware merchant had been held up "by a wild-looking bearded man, driving a queer looking car with a chopped top. He had stolen large quantities of gasoline. After two days on the trail Marks returned to his home for supplies. He arrived home tired and hungry at 1 a.m. two days after the gasoline theft. At 4 a.m he was aroused by the ringing of his telephone. The excited voice of a Chinese, Wing Wong, store keeper at Haynes, Alta., came to him over the phone, reporting a robbery. Marks fas only a few hours behind the wanted man. Tire tracks were plentiful and lead into the Red Deer River hills. Marks knew that a man with a car would sooner or- later come to a read end. He stepped on the accelerator. A few hours later, coming over the brow of a hill he spied ;the chopped-topped car chugging along below. He stepped on the clutch and let the car coast noiselessly down hill. As he drew abreast of the other car he stood on the running board of his car and jumped to the running board of the other one. He yelled at the man who was driving. The fellow was frightened. He froze to the wheel and suddenly applied the brakes. Marks was jerked off and turned a double flip. The man was so frightened that he stayed per-! fectly still until Marks had the cuffs on him. 1 It was a great life. he remarks as he looks back on his career. Drama season comes to close Last dramatic presentation of the season was given Friday night by students at Regina college in Darke hall. Of the three plays presented, high honors are forecast for the two which will be entered in the spring drama festival. Betrayal, a sketch of life In Ireland, which might have occurred in any period in that countrys history was remarkable chiefly for one fact, that of the four players, none was outstanding and outshone the others. The Boor, by Anton Tchekoff, marked the outstanding performance of Elda Hutchinson, student council drama director, who demonstrated her ability for the role. Outstanding too was the performance by Hugh Eisenhauer. Lighting, sound effects and make-up were excellent and credit was given to electrician Joan Kearney, and make-up artists, Mrs. Bell, Ruth Reid and Dorine Johnston. In charge of costumes were Arlean McPherson and Norma Robinson. Prop men were Doug Munro, Dean Cooke! and Jack Wallcroft. at public meetings on March 6, April 2 and April 3. Interested organizations and individual citizens are invited to attend and express their views. The meetings are sponsored by the town planning committee. Aid. L. A. Thornton will officiate as chairman Two seats for Labor LONDON, Feb. 23. The Labor party held two house of commons seats in by-elections Friday. In the Hemsworth, Yorkshire, riding Horace E. Holmes, a miners trade union official was returned unopposed, while in the Heywood and Radcliffe division of Lancashire Fit. Lt. A. W. J. Greenwood nosed out his Conservative opponent, Aubrey Jones, by a small margin. Ambassador to Rome? MONTREAL, Feb. 23. The Montreal Daily Star said Friday in a newspage story that it was learned from high dignitaries of the Jesuit order here that Canadian religious organizations will soon ask the federal government to establish diplomatic relations with the Holy See and appoint a Canadian ambassador to Rome." R.N.W.M.P. and was assigned work as stock detective in the area around McLeod. From there he was moved to the Cypress Hills district and left the mounted police to work on the same job with the Saskatchewan police. It was during this time, that he posed as a jobless cowpoke ancLsecured a job where his presence brought him into contact with a group of rustlers whose depredations were causing grave concern to stockmen in the district He was responsible for the con viction of the whole group and was publicily commended for his fine work by Chief Justice J. T. Brown. Mr. Hillock, who still lives in the Cypress Hills, district is married with two children. Ration books still rising Regina's population trend is still upward. Total ration books in issue at Jan. 31, 1946, were 62,384. The number issued at the end of December, 1945, was 61,716. Officials of the ration department at the city hall said the continued increase was accounted for by the return of men from overseas, the arrival of English brides, and new births. Plan courses Rural teachers in Saskatchewan will hold a weekend course in leadership and recreation at the Regina YAV.C.A. on March 8, 9 and 10. The course is being sponsored by the Regina Y and has received the approval of the department of education. Conducting the course will be Miss Zerada Slack, Y.W.C.A. national health education secretary, Toronto. Insurance men honor Fisher Arthur E. Fisher, recently retired superintendent of insurant e' for Saskatchewan, was presented with an award Friday at a special meeting of the Regina Life Underwaters association. The presentation, on behalf of the association of provincial insurance superintendents of Canada, was made by Herbert Hunter, Wmnipeg, the Manitoba superintendent. Leighton Foster, Toronto, general counsel of the Canadian Life Insurance Offices association, addressed the meeting. Mr. Foster was introduced by M. B. Farr, C.L.U., Regina, and the thanks of the meeting to Mr. Foster was tendered by E. R. Dunfce, C.L.U., Regina. About 50 Regina Insurance men attended. Terrorists arrested by Argentine police t BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 23. Argentine police announced the arrest of at least 14 men, some of S whom were identified as Communists, in what police said was a terroristic plot to make trouble in Sundays presidential elections. The men were arrested in raids on several homes, where large contraband caches of arms were uncovered, police reported. In one home a copy of a terroristic plan to provoke disturbances was found, police said. Ron Spickett, Leader-Post staff member just returned after serving with the Canadian Navy, has been visiting the legislature during the past few days. These caricatures give hia impression of leading figures in the house on the Banks of the Waarana. . I

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