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.. l . . . -- l 1 Late News ort, OTTAWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1953. PMCE 5 CENTS OKI DArc A7 - "-c Home edition by carrier St cents weekly. UIN rAvjt 4 63th YEAR 309 7" J - 3 -1 Stocks Clairson Lumber Yard Destroyed Spectacular Blaze , Consumes 200,000 Board Feet Choice Lumber A spectacular fire destroyed the Clairson Lumber Company at 80 Carillon street, Eastvlew, this morning. No one was injured In the swlft-spreadlng blaze that sent smoke swirling hundreds of feet into the air. Damage was estimated at close to $300,000. Ted by 200,000 board feet of choice dressed lumber, shav Jngs and sawdust the flames took charge so quickly that em ployes working In the office at the front of - the rambling structure did not hare time to save their overcoats and lunches. .. . The Clairson Company is lso lated from residential areas by railway tracks on the south side, a large field on the north and the Dominion Bridge Com pany buildings -on.rine west. The front of the building faces down Carillon and there is a space of about SO yards between the office and . the homes on Carillon. Manager Rosalre Segulrf told The Journal , he was in the office at about 9.30copenlng the mall. . Smoke suddenly began to billow Into the office from the direction or the adjoining mill. So quickly did it fill the office . that the men and women working there got down on their hands and knees and crawled out the front door. - Seguln still had the mall In his hand while he watched the flames consume the lum-ber yard an hour after. r LouU Champa me. a elerk. aid he turned on the furnace and the electricity. - When Mrs. Don Pelletler tried to call Eastvlew rire Department' on thet office telephone the lines had been burned down. Mr. Seguln aald one of the men ran to the nearby home of Mrs. . O. Lahatse. at 99 Carillon, to phone but there was no one there. He knocked at the front door then ran to the back and finally got In. Concluded en Pate 21, Col. Z. jarched Valley Soaks Up Half-Inch Rain .... - , The heaviest downpour thlj Autumn brought Just over half an Inch of mixed rain, anow and hall to Ottawa overnight, and the first "worthwhile" relief to parched Ottawa Valley farmlands. But with the forecast for clearing and colder tomorrow after today's ahoweri and snowflurries, farmers' hopen -for the two or three Inches of rain they need to make up for the near bone-dry Autumn fell. It would take two or three more days of heavy rain to relieve the serious situation . caused by dry wells In the district, weather and agricultural experts say. Rockcllffe weather office forecasts a sharp drop In tern peratures. with a high of 30 forecast for tomorrow, but no havy rain or snow In the next few days. . Two Persons Die In Montreal Crash MOOTJIEAL, DecTip. (CPW; Two persons were lllea and five Injured early today In a collision between two automobiles at an , easPend Intersection. '-- ., ' ' 1 "Dead are William Lablenlec.1 26, J. of ' suburban Rosemount, and an unidentified woman passenger In Lablenlee's car.. Injured were Donat Payette, 28, of St. Alphonse de Jollette, Que.; Pte. Oerard Moreau. 25. of Quebec; Ptev Oaetan Larole. . 9S, of Mont Joll, Que and Mrs. Josephine Denis. 38, and Ruth Dunn, both of Montreal. nboiTTEAitsoN. LONDON Dec 10. (Reuters) Lord 8 w I n t o n; Commonwealth iel at ions secretary, gave a luncheon here today In honor of Extcrhal Affairs Minister rearson. Ottawa Woman Stabbed Though the Clairson Lumber Company burst Into flamei in a matter cf TOomcnts, none of the 35 employes was injured. Some had to leave so quickly they lost personal effects such coats, umbrellas Gouzenko Ag rees to Quiz Justice Minister arson this afternoon announced In the Commons the arranging ox an interview between representatives of the VS. Senate Internal Security Sub-commit tee and -ex-ftusslan Cipher Clerk Igof Gouzenko. The Interview will be held In Ottawa, likely In the JustlrH RCMP. It will be conducted with Canadian officials In charge and under rules laid down by the External Affairs Department, most Important of which specifies that none of Oou-zenko'a information or evidence may be made public by Washington - without- specific agreement- on all points by Ottawa.1 The External Affairs Department yesterday received definite word from Oouzenko that he would be willing to meet iepresentatlvcs of Senator William Jenner. A. diplomatic note telling of this agreement was delivered to the UA State Department earlier today by the Canadian Ambassador at Washington. Senator Jenner himself, with the assistance of his Internal jJSjecurlty Sub - committee's counseu Jtooert Morris, would corne- to Ottawa, possibly-next week, to conduct the Interview. Churchill Wants Billy To See Him Off HAMILTON, Bermuda, Dec io. (Reuters) -- Sir Winston Churcmn ; has 4 asked, that "Dlliy, the goat mascot of the Welch Fusiliers here; see him off,., at the airport when he leaves Bermuda for home late today. 1(4.30 pjn. EST.) -Billy- will be led tip to the airliner Canopus for a final pat from the Prime Minister, who paid him special attention during his visit here for the Big Three talks. DICTIONAHV. Flirts A woman who believes that it's every man for herself. ' By Jenner Body SPECTACULAIV Fearful Question Churchill Asks If Problems Now Beyond Our Control STOCKHOLM, Dec. 10. Sir Winston Churchill. In a message accepting the . 1953 Nobel Prize for literature , tonight, said: . . - "The fearful question confronts us: Have our problems got beyond our control? Undoubtedly we are passing through a phase where this may be so. Well may we humble ourselves, and seek for guidance and mercy. Since Churchill was unable to come here because of the sage at the Nobel festival banquet in Stockholm's city hall with Sweden's King and Queen and other dignitaries present. The text of the message:. The Nobel Prize for litera ture ;ls an honor for me alike unique and unexpected and I grieve that my duties have not allowed me to receive It my self here m Stockholm from the hands pf His Majesty, your beloved -apd Justly respected sovereign. 1 1 am "grateful ..that I am allowed to conftde thls'leml got beyond our control? tas to my wue. Six Inches of Snow Snarl? Pembroke Area Traffic PEMBROKE, Dee, 10. (Staff ) Long-delayed Winter hit Pembroke with a ..vengeance today, bringing traffic to a near-standstill and blanketing the area with six inches of powdery snow, 'over art inch-of-sleet base. . The snow started late yesterday, changed to melting 'rain before dawn, switched to sleet, and. finally, settled down Into a snowstorm that showed no evidence of stopping at noon today. INSIDE THE Billy Rose Page 2 Weatherman-HeJps Christmas Shopping Tape 3 Marks 50 Years of. Painting: Page 3 Dorothy Thompson at Canadian Club Page' 3 Arthur Godfrey Champions Canines u.... Page 3 For and About Women ... .... Pages 16 to 23 Dorothy Kilgallcn Page 31 Sports (26, 27, 23. 29, 30, 32): Serial (30): " Crossword (37); Radio, TV (38); Comics (3D); Markets (47) EASTVICW BLAZE. and lunches. The $300,000 loss was only: partially covered by insurance, officials said. Cause of the. fire was not known but firemen said It m ait1 have been smouldering Xor some time before It broke out. Dominion Wldi Photo ' The roll on which my name has been Inscribed represents much that is outstanding in the vorlrt' lltpratur nf iYk Uv:ni:?th century. The Judg- WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. merit of the Swedish Academy (UP) The White House said Is accepted as impartial, today this Oovernment does authoritative and sincere I not believe that the first Rus-throughout the civilized world.!ftian reaction to President I am proud but also, I must j Elsenhower's atomic proposal admit, awe-strucjrat your de-.Tuesday'necessarlly represents clslon to Include meixlohope tne considered decision of the you are right. I feerweTa;Soviet oovernment-. 1896 we have entered an agei ' n , of storm and tragedy. The "After alL.the President al- power of man haa grown ln.ways recognized thai ms sug every, sphere except over himself. Never in the field of action have events seemed ao harshly to dwarf personalities Rarely in history have brutal facts so dominated thought or has such widespread. Individual virtue found so dim a collective focus. The fearful , question confronts us: Have our nrob- Concluded on Page 21, Col. I. Public utilities and trans port companies while not Immediately affected by the storm, alerted trouble crewa to stand by. . . Ontario Department 6f Highways; plow and sandln j crews were out and working oy nine o ciock. Minor accident statistics here and in the immediate district skyrocketed as motorists went through the adjustment period of driving on icy surfaces. There were no serious injuries. JOURNAL 'Si Moscow Sees Threats Of Atomic War gestlon would require thought ful study. - ' Therefore any 24-hour reac tions by Soviet official or by Soviet propaganda media can not be accepted as anything more than ttop-gap;' interim statements." Concluded on Psge 21, Col. 7 Pembroke Child Dies Sof . Injuries In Car, Truck Crash PEMBROKE, Dec Iff. (Staff) Beverley Ann Hewitt, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hewitt, RR 4 Pembroke, died in the Cottage Hospital here yesterday afternoon from Injuries received the previous day In a car-truck collision on County Road 80.1 two-and-a-half miles north of Pembroke. The girl had a frac - tured skull. Ontario Provincial Police Constable Victor Holtham reported a car driven by Mrs. Oladys - Hewitt the girl's the rear of a truck driven bylpOQ DclOVS nmA U.,V 11ft Ifnrrli ' ' UCIUU IIUU(i l .IV 1 street,- Pembroke. Both vehicles' were travelling south at about 520 p.m. . Two other persons In the car were taken to hospital. They were Kenneth 8chultz, RR. 4, Pembroke, auffering shock and - multiple cuts and bruises, and Miss Pearl Schultz, RR. 7, Pembroke, suffering from a broken right arm, face cuts, shock. Nine Roomer Crippled Mother And Three Children See Attack Minutes after a Lower Town woman r was stabbed many times In her kitchen police last night arrested Sylvlo- Potvln. 48, a roomer at 383 Cumberland street, on a charge of wound ing with intent, to do grievous bodily harm. i Stabbed In the, presence of her crippled 81 - year - old mother, and three small children, was Miss Yvonne St. Amour, 55, the landlady at 363 Cumberland. r I Potvih was remanded a week, without election or plea when arraigned before Magistrate Strike today. Bail is "being considered". The victim was taken to hos pital with nine deep wounds from a razor-sharp hunting dagger In her arms and body. At midnight 1 her . condition MISS .YVONNE ST. AMOUR, Stabbing Victim. . ; passed the dangerous point and hospital authorities said today she was still improving. . ' Mother's Story. Mrs. Exllda' -St. Amour, the victim's mother, told The Journal she and her daughter, along- with three young girls who board with them,' aged four, seven and 10, were sitting in the kitchen when the stabbing occurred, r Concluded on Tage 21, Col. 3. Liner Crawling Across Atlantic Without Rudder t NEW YORK, Dec. 10 l) The Norwegian America liner Stavangerfjord. crawled through the wlnd5 buffeted North Atlantic without a rud der today, but its 644 passengers -.were reported In no danger. The 13.300-ton 'vessel advised the United States Coast Ouard here that she was proceeding at 10 knots toward her home port of Bergen, Norway, and did not. require assistance. . A sister ship, the; Lyngen-fjord, stood by. but "was not required to take the stricken vessel In tow. t . The Coast 'Ouard said the Stavangerfjord. which left here Dec. 4, was between 400 and 500 miles . northeast of Newfoundland early today and was being steered through the !use of her twin-screw propel lers. , : " v ' ' The ship is hot expected to reach BcYgen for at least 10 or 12 days, the Coast. Guard said. GALE DELAYS TROOPSHIP. HALIFAX,. Dec. 10.-.(CP) Oales today delayed arrival here of the liner Atlantic, bringing 350 27th Brigade troops and about 80 soldiers' wives and children to Canada from Oermany. Churchill Plane HAMILTON. Bermuda, Dec HO. meuters) Sir Winston Churchill's return to Britain was delayed today because of fog In London. ' Together with French Premier Joseph Lanlel, he ' now is due to take off at 7 n.m. EST. about 2U hours later than originally plannedr Faces Charge Of Wounding La J Times Up to Parents Not the School Says MacOdrum TORONTO. Dec. 10 CP) Dr. M. M. MacOdrum. president of Ottawa's Carleton College, said yesterday schools can't do much it parents fail to bring up their children properly. He told , the Ontario Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers 37th annuat convention 'that critics ,are wrong when they say Ontario schools are not doing a good teaching Job. Lift Ban On Carleton FDC Abandoning Expropriation Of Dow's Lake Area Carleton College can go ahead with its long-term program to build ori Us 130 acres souh of Dow's Lake, between the Rldeau Canal and the Ri- deau River, and the Civil Scr- vice Recreational Association can buy part of the Carleton property for the Clark Memorial Stadium without any government interference. The Journal has learned that the Federal District Commission at Its next meeting will announce it has abandoned its plans to expropriate the Carleton site for a national sports stadium, zoo and botanical garden. But. the commission. It was Learned will take the position it will not be financially responsible for any, part f the cost of extending water and semer services from Bronson avenue west to the Carleton site. . Eventually the national sports stadium, zoo and botanical garden might be fitted Into the Carleton acreage with consent of the college authorities. Parliament Commons hauls down flae issue . . . Pace 7. Liberal senator asks Cabinet to reconsider CPA request . Page 9. MP withdraws-query on cost of guarding Oouzenko . . . Page 9. : : ' STRIKE ENDS. SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., Dec. lO.-r-tD Tugboat operators ended an unofficial strike today, and the first Job they undertook was to give a tow to the New York-bound liner Queen Elizabeth. The ship, with 1,020 -passengers aboard, got under way 24 hours late. COLDER MONTREAL. Dec. 10. (CP) Dominion Public . Weather Of ft -vjmp4 College Site V ir. ;. nw wifhW two . of the Rtrl'a uncles. raln-lnahilnV to Irf lures! this afternoon and ending this! evening; Friday mostly cloudy, a little colder; winds light be- comlnff-northwesterly 15 ttals evening. Low tonight and high Friday at Ottawa 23 and 38. -i Summary for Friday: Mostly cloudy; a little colder. Synopsis: The storm responsible for the present weather conditions Is now centred around Montreal. It gave considerable amounts of rain to the southern forecast regions and a few inches of snow to the northern regions. This morning the same, conditions existed and the precipitation gradually changed from rain to freezing rain and snow as we move northward. - ; However the storm Is' moving steadily eastward and as the rain turns to snowflurries a gradual' Improvement Is exj pected. Colder air Is coming behind the disturbance and tem peratures should drop below freezing In all. regions' tonight , Temperatures, v Last night's low and yester-j day's high m . Vsncouver 35, 43; -"-Calgary MA -It L M m$M M w u, i, cu-iioon i, 44, ive- gina 20r44xWlnnipeg 15, 20; Bam-by-Barn Check For Girl Police Acting On Tip Body Is In One of Them TORONTO. Dec. 10. CP Suburban Scar bo ro town' ship police today began a barn by-barn search pf the area, northeast of the lovers' lane t where Marion McDowell was . kidnapped, a c 1 1 n g - on an ; anonymous telephone tip that ! her body was in one of them. ; The tipper did not specifically ; locate the barn, police said, but wild it was "13 miles north and east'" of the scene where the 17-year-old b 1 o n d e stenog rapher was abducted Sunday night by a hooded gunman. Police said the lead sounded authentic. -. Every other clue has been "checked out". Police Chief Wilfred McLelland said. Except for the latest tip, the case remained as far from solution as it was the night James Wilson, 19, came to the police station to tell of being slugged unconscious and his girl friend' kidnapped. Wilson was taken to the scene 'at 3 am. today to re-nact thf abduction. 1 Police parked cars on the slderoad off the lover'a lane where Wilson said he regained consciousness and saw Marlon being lifted Into the trunk of a car parked 50 feet away.' They were cheeking on whether in the blackness of night- Wilson could see the gunman stuffing the girl in the trunk of his car. "The trunk of the car could be easily seen", police said.' A reward of $2,000 has been offered for Information leading to the discovery dead or alive of the 'girl. A police reward of 11,000 was matched last night by the girla glef-stricken father, Roas McDowell, Every lead led nowhere after police quizzed dozens of former school friends, office1 colleagues and boy friends of the blonde, blue-eyed girl. The case is the biggest In Scarborough police history and the 63-man force has worked around the clock, catching only brief periods of sleep, to follow up every possible lead.: It has been deluged with tips and offers of assistance in the search. High school. students. Boy Scouts, and other volun- the,teers made a systematic search of the Danforth-Egllnton area nf.w,niPu?. ro Police, having run up against a blank wan in their investigation, now are folng on the assumption that i the girl, an employe In a photo-en gravers firm, is probably dead. Police Chief Wilfred McLelland of Scarborough said It Is possible the girl's body might be ,ln the trunk of- some -car . unknown to .the vehicle's owner. Rumors circulated freely last nlghV that the girl's body1" had been found but each turned out to be false. One said the body was discovered In the Rouge river about- 10 ' miles east of the kidnapping scene. A skirt, stockings and underclothing were found yesterday In a ravine 20 miles north of the kidnapping scent f JJKff. f.hiIS7ES JLJStiS?? lS.t ' c,othln WM not her P"5? eriy ' . w .. J. - 13 Kw AQVfiNCW ACfcUT or UPC White River, zero, 18; North Bay 23. 29; London 34, 42; Toronto 40. 44 p Ottawa 39, 35: Montreal 32. 41. Saint John 38, 44: Halifax 39, Si;. New York 55. 60. fh Journal fhrmomtrr at nona , Th awti ttm at 7J1: ai at 4 It.' Bromtr: w1f1ajr, 7.3 pmj S9S lnch; m4 S. 10. mldnUM 29.3S; Hi Gsf rrr - I S3 . .. ' r - 1 r i , . . -. t. r- 1 1 . k ' ..

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