The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on October 25, 1946 · Page 24
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tt Tint OTTAWA JOCTtNAt, .FRIDAY; OCTOBER IS, l4ft . i Names New Russian Agent Another secret Russian gent,, hitherto unmentioned in open court, was identified Thursday under the cover name of "Jan" or "Ian1' by Igor Gouzenko while testifying at the trial 'of J, Scotland Benning, former Munitions and Supply official, charged with violations of the Official Secrets Act. Named In testimony before the Royal Commission, but not Included in the report, '.the newr . agent wii said by. Gouzenko to be the secretary of a Foreign Military Mission In Ottawa. He was a captain, possibly major, ac-jcording to the former Russian Embassy-cipher clerk. , Available to counsel, testimony liven before the Commission named the man, but J.l Douclms Walt,- KC. defence' rounkel. mho introduced the anbjeet la cross examination -made no mention of the man's name or his nationality. The Thursday hearing, which ripened In the moVnina; with heated exchanges between defence counsel and Gouzenko, lost much rt its color when the stocky and usually phlegmatic Russian left the stand.' . ' Special Crown Prosecutor J. R. Cartwrifthti KC, read extracts of Benning's testimony before the Commission,' into the record; It included evidence requested by both Crown and defence: Several short hand reporters, who took down evidence at. alt-tings of the Kellock-Taschereau Commission, were railed to prove the transcriptions. A former employer 'of Benning, Major A. J. Lawrence, of the Ammunition rilling Division, Allied War Supplies Corporation, said Benning had joined . the corporation for training. He , later went to Munitions and Supply in Ottawa. He got his Job on' the recommendation of Harold Ger'son, his brother-ta- law, recently sentenced to five V u LADY IRIS MOUNTBATTEN. cousin of King George and daughter of the Marquess of Carlsbroke, following her arrival in. New York aboard the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth. - years for conspiracy to transmit secret information to Russia. - Nicolai Zhelvinov, Tass News Agency . head ; in Ottawa, was named as the "Martin" who reached agents in the net. Gou zenko said he was the contact man for "Foster", alleged to have been Benning. ! Before the Commission, Benning said he thought he had met the Russian newspaperman at a dinner. : Canadian Alfalfa Seed Can Be Exported Canadian alfalla seed, export of which has been' restricted oyer, the last few years because of the world seed shortage, may now be exported to any country, the Agriculture Department announced Thursday. The announcement said the only formality now to be met by Canadian exporters was to have an -export permit issued by the Export Permit 'branch of the Trade Department. Saved Life of Eskimo Girl; Gov't Employe Receives Medal Patience ' and perseverance of Herbert Weyrich, 42, a Transport Department employe at Notting- iham Island and Clyde River, 'r Bali in Land; credited with sav-: ing the,, life of -jU Eskimo girl, '' Thursday woruformal recognition. In April, 1944, six-year-ld Susie Nakoolak suffered widespread burns ' when her clothing ''"caught fire. She. was ' taken to i the Transport Department radio station and a long battle to save her life starred. Weyrich and four ' other departmental employes were-at the station. .They ' obtained instructions by radio on how . to administer , emergency treatment. " - ..' For five months they treated her day and night. ' She could "riot stand the touch of clothing on her back so the men improvised a cot with a canopy heated i by electric light. Ope of the toughest jobs was to keep up her morale.1 She did not understand English but Weyrich kept i her amused- by the hour ' by acting pantomime stories. Finally, she was well enough to be moved and was flown out to the hospital at The Pas, Man., where she has since completely recovered. Weyrich, whose home is in Montreal had been .in the North since 1942. . He came out this year on the supply ship Nascopie with the object of going to Luxembourg to see his fattier and other relatives who have sur vived the Germari occupation. Thursday he was 1 the central figure at a gathering of senior officials of the Radio Branch of the department Lt Commander . tawirai, uepuiy minister, presented him with a Royal Cana dian Humane Society parchment in recognition of his . "prompt action and presence of mind . Lionel Vezina, 23 Acquitted of Charge RobbihgWithViolence - i i Lionel Vezina, 23, of 1 Overton street, lastview, Wat acquitted of a charge of robbery with violence when he appeared before Judge Madden In County Court yesterday. He was charg ed in connection with the theft with violence of $60 from Henry Wilson, 126 McArthur road, East- view; on April 30. Mr. Wilson said he was In bis potato chip wagon outside the Claude Hotel, Beechwood avenue, during the evening, and a man approached, asking for five bags of chips. Upon being served he handed Wilson a quarter and ask ed for change of a $5 bill. Wilson testified that Vezina then ap proached and grabbed him by the throat, while the other man, lden Ufled as 'Jean Frenette, now awaiting trial, rifled his pockets. The prosecution attempted to prove that a conspiracy to rob Wilson had existed between Vezina, Frenette and Roland Per lard, acquitted of the charge at Eastvlew police Court. Crown witnesses, however, testified that Frenette was alone when he took the money, and that Vezina did not approach Wilson until after the theft had occurred and Frenette escaped. . Defence Counsel George Addy asked a motion of non-suit when the Crown case was rested,, de claring nq prima facte case had been proven: No defence wit nesses were cauea, nor aia vezina take the stand. ; . Crown Attorney Mercler agreed no case had been proven, but argued the charge could be re duced to one of assault. However, Mr. Mercler was not Insistent and made mention of Vezlna's excel lent record, both in the Army and ,ln civilian life. r k Judge Madden declared no case had been proven against the ac cused and added that the evidence of Eastvlew Police Chief Man- nion showed Wilson was intoxicated that night and his evidence, therefore, should1 be treated with caution. He reprimanded Vezina for meddling In an affair that was not his concern, but thought he had believed his friend had been short-changed and sought to aid him. 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