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VAGZ NINB rjHE WINDSOR DAILT STAR, WINDSOR, ONTARIO, MONDAT, MARCH 1, 194J ANADHAH PARLIAMENT WLl HEM A POP Optical Illusion By J. Millar Watt Investigate SCRAPING UC( TUP ft THE EVES OUT Jr BATTER WHAT'S HIS JOB OF THE OPTICIAN I POTATOES fttlMMS i fad fcrK1tl. IV I-A-3F CRACK-UPS By Choii Day Conant Refers To Dr. Shields Bank Receives Order for 20 Nickel' Chicks' Two Western Provinces Hit By Plan Representation in Next House of Commons to Be Determined on Census of 1941 N. OTTAWA, March 1.

After the next federal election, Parliament will have only 238 members instead of 245 as a result of redistribution of seats which will cut Manitoba's representation by three members and Saskatchewan's by four. These figures were made public some time ago on the basis of incomplete returns from the 1941 decennial census. Saturday the Dominion Bureau of Statistics confirmed them. BASED ON 1941 CENSUS "The representation in the next House of Commons will be determined on the basis of the census of 1941," the bureau said. Its intricate calculations from the final census figures show that the provinces and Yukon Territory will be entitled to the following representation in Parliament: Prince Edward Island, four; Nova Scotia.

12: New Brunswick, 10: Quebec, 65; Ontario, 82; Manitoba, 14; Saskatchewan, 17; Alberta, 17; British Columbia. 16; Yukon Territory, 1. Total, 238. The only required changes from the present Parliament are for Manitoba, represented in the present Parliament by 17 members; and Saskatchewan, represented by 21. Redistribution of representation is the legal reason for taking that census in Canada, and the bureau of statistics' bulletin was issued primarily to facilitate consideration of redistribution.

However, it has not yet been announced just when, or how, the job 3 Disputes Men Picked by Mitchell for Brantford, Gait Labor Trouble OTTAWA, March 1. The labor minister, Hon. Humphrey Mitchell, announced last night that he has appointed two of the labor department! industrial relations officers special commissioners to investigate and report upon applications for boards of conciliation under the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act forwarded by employes of one Brantford, firm and two Gait, concerns. COMPANIES INVOLVED The applications relate to the negotiation of a collective labor agreement. The employers concerned are Canadian Car and Foundry Company, Brantford.

Babcock-Wilcox and Goldie-McCulloch. and Shurly-Dietrich-Atkins Company, both of Gait. The application concerning the Canadian Car and Foundry Company is put forward by the United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 397. The application states that 425 employes are affected directly and about 450 indirectly. J.

P. Nicol, of Toronto, will investigate and report upon this case. The second dispute, between the Babcock-Wilcox and Goldie- McCul-loch Company and the members of local 2859, United Steel Workers of America is claimed directly to involve 500 employes. The third, between the Shuxly-Dietrich-Atkins Company and other members of the Steel Workera union, grouped in local 2895, is said directly to concern 275 employes. AINSBOROUGH TO GALT F.

J. Ainsborough of Toronto, will investigate and report on both Oalt disputes. Mr. Mitchell said that before giving final consideration to the three applications for boards of conciliation, he will await the reports of the investigators. SERVICE CUT Shortage of coal following a mine strike has drastically curtailed railway service in parts of New Zealand.

ATLANTA, March 1. An At-latita bank, which bad advertised 20 "checks" (cheques) for one dollar in a special checking account, received a post card addressed to "Twenty Chicks, 58 Marietta street. Atlanta, Ga." The card said: "I read in the paper where you advertised twenty chicks for a dollar. I'd like to buy some chicks but would like to know what kind they are. Please write me giving a description as I want to know what kind they are before placinr my order." The card came from a woman at Cordele, Ga.

C. C. F. Sees June Ballot Gillis Says Party Will Contest All Ridings in Dominion HAMILTON, Ont, March 1. The C.CJ.

intends to contest every constituency in the country In the next federal election "which may be In June," Clarence Gillis, C.C.F. member for Cape Breton South, declared at a meeting Sunday. Predicting C.C.P. victories In British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Mr. Gillis said that Ontario, with "its concentration of wealth, industry and population, is the province we are concerned about." He added that C.CJf.

organization in Ontario "has made more progress in the last eight months than in the past 25 years." SEES CONTROL AT KEGINA Mr. Gillis said that T. C. Douglas, COP. federal member, is ready to resign to enter the Saskatchewan provincial field.

He pictured Mr. Douglas as the first C.CP. premier in Canada, and said that victory in the next provincial election in Saskatchewan for the CCfT has been conceded by "even the old line parties." lami-PjMinff dissatisfaction with the Knows of No Statements That Come Within the Criminal Code TORONTO, March 1. Premier Gordon D. Conant announced last night that it was "not apparent from the debate in the House of Commons as reported in Hansard" just what statements of Rev.

T. T. Shields, pastor of Jarvis Street Baptist Church in Toronto and editor of the Gospel Witness, were referred to last February 23 by Prime Minister King. Mr. King's reference came during debate on a sub-amendment to the address in to the Speech from the Throne, moved by J.

S. Roy, Independent, Gaspe, expressing regret that the government had not taken measures against anti-Catholic propaganda. In his address Mr. Roy had urged action under the Defence of Canada Regulations against Dr. Shields.

Mr. King said such matters came under the provincial attorney general concerned. "If there is any action to be taken by the government in these matters I think the action should be taken in the province which is the proper one to deal with that particular question," he said. Mr. Conant said he had "no knowledge of any statements that would come within the Criminal Code." 69 Entombed Li Coal Mine At Least Five Are Known Dead; Rescuers Arc Combatting Gas BEAR CREEK.

March 1. Numbed, silent relatives of 69 miners imprisoned in the Smith coal mine since an explosion Saturday waited today while rescuers combatted deadly gases with an emergency air blower set deep in the hillside mine. At least five miners were known dead from the blast. Their bodies were recovered. Seven other bodies, a source who refused to be quoted said last night, have been located but could not Immediately be brought out because of conditions in the tunnels.

KIN WAIT STOICALLY Wives, mothers and sisters waited stoically in the face of rapidly vanishing hopes that the entombed men could still be alive. The miners had been without food since abcut 10 ajn. (M.S.T.) Saturday. It was theorized some of them might have reached remote pockets of the mine free from gas. "There's a long, possible chance that they may hare survived, but It's almost beyond hope," said BUI Romek, assistant general manager of the mine.

The cause of the blast remained unknown. Fifty of the highly skilled rescue workers were overcome by fumes before a new power blower was installed late yesterday 5,000 feet inside the mine. The original blower was demolished by the explosion, which occurred 7,000 feet from the entrance. As air was pushed farther into the mine, the searchers progressed nearer the point where the men had been working about two miles in the sloping, honey-combed mine. Branches, or laterals, were carefully boarded up so that more air could be forced through the main passageway.

RESCUERS WEAR MASKS Equipped with gas masks, groups of 40 men worked in six-hour shifts. Many of them were experienced mine rescue men, summoned from Butte. Two of the five known dead were identified as Dewey Hardy, 48, of Red Lodge, and Ignace Marinchek, 55, of Bearcreek, killed in No. 2 vein. The names of the other three, located Ju the lower No.

3 vein, were withheld to prevent possible panic among relatives. Three men were injured in the upper vein. They were Alex Hawthorne, 5, of Bearcreek; Eli Houtenen, 45, and Willard Reid. Many of the waiting women had two, three or even more close relatives working in the mine. The explosion was the first in the Smith mine, operated since 1906.

It is the property of the Montana Coal Iron Company. The people of creek and Washoe, situated in a narrow valley, have been almost solely dependent on the mine. Governor Sam Ford of Montana arrived here last night, and immediately offered state assistance wherever needed. Call Session cAffn "One thing more will you fellows notify my draft board Collective Bargaining to Be Discussed by Union Members Next Week TORONTO, March 1. The Ontario executive committee of the Labor Congress of Canada has called an emergency meeting of all local unions in the province affiliated with the Congress for next Sunday night in Toronto to discuss the government's will be done.

policy on collective bargaining. granting of representation to territories which are not included in any province. It was under this section that the Yukon was given one representative in 1902. AMENDMENT PASSED In 1915 another amendment to the Act was passed providing that "notwithstanding anything in the same Act, a province shall always be entitled to a number of members in the House of Commons not less than the number of senators representing such province." Since Confederation the number of members of the House of Commons has risen steadily. At Confederation the House had 181 members.

But the unit of representation 1, 65th of the population of Quebec COLLECT SCRAP Boys and girls of the American colony in Mexico City conducted a scrap-metal collection drive. report of the government's committee A letter to all tne unions, signea Dy John Gavin, chairman of the executive, and J. A. (Pat) Sullivan, vice-president of the Trades and Labor rnnirrKu of Canada, urges members on post-war reconstruction, MX. onus advocated using the 20 percent refundable excess nrofits as a fund to look ASKED POSTPONEMENT During the throne speech debate a considerable number of western members urged that it be postponed, on grounds that there have been temporary shifts of population as a result of the war.

But Prime Minister Mackenzie King has indicated his belief that the British North America Act requires that redistribution be carried out promptly. In the past the task of redistributing seats among the provinces has been left to a House of Commons committee. This time it is understood the government favors appointment of a to get petitions signed by the workers and forward them to the select committee on labor which opens its hear after returned soldiers of this war. He suggested that servicemen be kept In uniform after the war ana given vocational training until fit for Jobs. ings today.

The two labor officials claim that "powerful forces" launched a "Hitler Mitx" aoainst the Conant Govern "Eighty-five percent of the first Cana also has been increased after each ment's proposed collective bargaining dian contingent never had a jod, ne said. LABOR AND BOARDS The C.C.P. member stated labor has no representation on the "30-odd war boards set up by the federal govern bill, with a result tnat re was withdrawn and a committee set up to judicial commission to carry out the study the matter. Rfiiiivan and Gavin in their letters also claim that an ante-room cam ment." paign "is an Immediate threat to the working men and women ti our prov "There is a complete domination from the top by the bankers and Industrialists which is a Nasi setup," ince." concluded Mr. Gillis.

"You have than l20th, redistribution is effective. With a population of 729.744 in the 184- census, Manitoba is entitled to 14.249 members one member for each 51,213 persons. Since the fraction above 14 is less than one-half, it is disregarded in accordance with rule 3. Hence the provincial representation is to be reduced from 17 to 14. POPULATION DROPS Saskatchewan As in Manitoba, the population ratio has dropped more than l20th.

With a population of 895,992, Saskatchewan is entitled to 17.495 members. The fraction is less than one-half and is disregarded and Saskatchewan's representation is to be cut from 21 to 17. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick. Quebec and British Columbia experienced from 1931 to 1941 a faster growth of population than that of Canada as a whole. Their representation is decided as follows: Nova Scotia On a strict population basis, Nqva Scotia should have only 11 members.

Under rule 4, however, Nova Scotia's representation remains unchanged at 12 because proportion which the population of Nova Scotia bears to the total population of Canada has shown a slight increase between 1931 and 1941," the bureau of statistics said. 10 SENATORS New Brunswick New Brunswick would be entitled to only nine members on a strict population basis, but its representation remains at 10 because of the 1915 amendment. The province has 10 senators. "Even if this amendment did not exist. New Brunswick would still retain its 10th member" owing to the operation of rule 4, said the bureau.

Quebec This province has fixed representation of 65 members in the House. British Columbia Its representation is decided on a strict application of the unit of population. With a population of 817,861 the province is entitled to 15.97 members. The fraction above 15 is more than one-half and the 16th member is provided. As for the Yukon territory, the bureau said: "The representation of the Yukon Is not determined by the B.N.A.

Act, but is within the competence of Parliament to decide. It is presumed it will continue to be represented (by one member) ARTHUR BEATTT DEAD MADISON, Wis, March 1. Arthur Battv. 73. Emeritus Professor of Eng statism the government dictated to by the invisible government of bankers and industrialists." lish at the University of Wisconsin, died at his home today.

He was born in Kirkton, Ont, attended tne university of Toronto and Columbita Univer FOLLOWS ELDERS Children of Colombia are adopting the transportation shortage idea and garaging velocipedes and carts. sity, and came here in 1896. USE JUUfUL census as a result of the expanding population of that province. Compared with 18,331 in 1871, the unit after the 1931 census was 44,186 and as a result of the 1941 census it now is 51,213. In calculating the unit, the Quebec population figure used is the total population of the province 3,331,882 minus the 3,067 persons living in an area added to Quebec by the Boundaries Extension Act of 1912.

GROWTH SMALLER Comparison of the 1941 population figures for Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta shows that their rate of growth was smaller than the rate for Canada as a whole. Prince Edward Island had .8484 percent of the Dominion's population in 1931, only .8260 percent in 1941; Ontario 33.0708 percent In 1931, only 32.9171 percent in 1941; Manitoba 6.7472 percent in 1931, only 6.3419 percent in 1941; Saskatchewan 8.8831 percent in 1931, only 7.7867 percent in 1941; and Alberta 7.0504 percent in 1931, only 6.9192 in 1941. NO CHANGE IN ONTARIO But on the basis of rule 4 under the B.N.A. Act, no change is to be made in the representation of Ontario or Alberta. The proportion of their population to the total population of Canada has not decreased by l20th since 1931.

For the other provinces with reduced population ratio, this is the situation: tion: Prince Edward Island This province should have only two members on a strict population basis, but it is represented by four senators and accordingly: under the B.NA, Act amendment of 1915, its House of Commons representation remains at four. Manitoba Since the population ratio for Manitoba has decreased by more TO SPEED PRODUCTION work. The bureau of statistics' calculations are based on census returns showing that Canada's population at June 2, 1941, was 11,506,655, compared with 10,376,788 at the 1931 census date, divided among the provinces as follows: (1931 figures in brackets): Prince Edward Island 95,047 Nova Scotia 577,962 New Brunswick 457,401 Quebec 3,331,882 Ontario 3,787,655 Manitoba Saskatchewan 895,992 Alberta 796,169 British Columbia 817,861 Yukon 4,914 (4.230); Northwest Territories 12,028 (9.316). (The Northwest Territories has no representation in the House.) FIVE RULES Under Section 51 of the B.N.A. Act, Canada's constitution, it Is provided that after each census the provincial representation in Parliament is to be revised according to five rules: 1.

Quebec is to hare a fixed number of 65 members; 2. Each of the other provinces is to be assigned a number of members bearing the same proportion to its population as the number 65 bears to the population of Quebec; 3. If the computation of number of members for any province gives a fractional part not exceeding one-half of the number required to give that province an additional member, it is to be disregarded; but if the fractional part is more than one-half another member is granted; 4. In any redistribution, the number of members for any province is not to be reduced unless the proportion which the population of the province bore to the total population of Canada at the last readjustment of the number of members for that province has diminished by l20th or more; 5. The redistribution is not to take effect until the termination of the existing Parliament.

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