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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Tuesday, February 27, 1934
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III ititro THE STAR-PHOENIX BY MAIL 1 TBAB 9IM e MONTHS tM 1 MOUTHS VIS United Stats and Orcmt Britain. $1.00 par month; (10.00 per year. DELIVERED IN CITY $1.00 PER MONTH Payable Semi-monthly to Carrier The Star-Phoenix Goes Home. SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 7, 1 9 3 4. The Star-Phoenix Goes Home. TAX BOOST AND PAY CUT IN PROSPECT Appear Necessary if School Boards Do Not Slash Needs MILL RATE MAY BE INCREASED BY 3.57 REPORT BY LESLIE STATES WAGE REDUCTION OF IS PER CENT POSSIBLE ' Unless the school boards make substantial reductions . in their demands as compared to 1933 requirements, an increase of 3.57 mills in the tax rate, plus a 15 per cent cut in civic wages, may be necessary this year, according to a report by City Commissioner Andrew Leslie now .in the hands of the aldermen. This would mean a total rate of 46.52 mills, as compared to 42.95 mills for all. purposes last year. The increase would be in the municipal rate. SHOULD COVER DEFICIT The report did not definitely recommend these increases. It was but a suggestion as a result of a request from council for an opinion as to what increase should be made in the 1934 rate. In addition to a deficit on 1933 operations of $121,957.56, which must be taken care of out of the ' 1934 levy there was a further $90,-000 to be found, to bring the total within last year's rate. The commissioner has suggested that the increase in the rate be sufficient to take care of the last year's deficit, and that expenditures be reduced by a further $90,000. The deficit could be taken care of by an in crease of 3.57 mills in the municipal rate. . Since city council has during the I course of about six sessions approved of most of the 1934 estimates. It was extremely doubtful whether the additional $90,000 savings could be effected by other than reduction in wages. Certain services such as removal of garbage, ashes and night soil, nerformed as a charge against the city at large, might be made a specific charge against the indi-s viduals for whom the work was done, the commissioner suggested. But if this was decided upon it would only bring about a reduction of about one mill in the tax rate. It would, however, mean a net in- TURN TO PAGE 6 COLUMN 5 ALLEGED TO HAVE DEMANDED 55,000 Young Begina Man Nabbed by Police on Charge of Attempted Extortion Canadian Press BEGIN A, Feb, 27. Believed to be the lone hand in an attempted extortion plot, 25-year-old Robert i , Stepp, 236 College Avenue, was ' I nabbed by city police Monday night. - Stepp is alleged to have written several letters to a Regina business man, demanding $5,000 under penalty of being kidnapped. Stepp was awaiting delivery of the $5,000, he is alleged to have demanded when Inspector F. Toop and Detective R. Bruce grabbed him as he hurried away from the k vicinity of the Balfour Technical 1 School, apparently aware something had gone wrong with his plans. He is known to police only as a witness in a recent homebrew . liquor case. He was charged with extortion in police court today. Name Committees To List Positions At a meeting Monday in the Le gion Hall, the following subcommittees of the Saskatoon reconstruction committee were struck, to examine into and report on the following phases of possible employment for Saskatoon this spring: Federal and provincial works, David Webster, Dean C. J. Mac-Kenzie, John Hair -and D. C. Dis-bery; municipal works, E. B. Haff- . ,ner, Alderman Eddy, Dr. C. J. r L.Aml and J. K. MacDermid; private enterprise, N. C. Byers, An- drew Boyd, L. D. Peterkin and H. T. PlKtey. Citizens or organizations having ' Information on projects that will be of value to these committees are invited to submit same to any member as early as possible, or to the honorary secretary, A. E. W. Peterson at the Legion Office. The Weather ; At 2 o'clock this afternoon the Star-Phoenix thermometer regis- tend N degrees. , 1 - University of Saskatchewan read-tags at 8.15 o'clock this morning: Temperature, 10.5; barometer, 29.74. 8ummary of preceding 24 hours: Maximum temperature, 19; minimum temperature, 4.3 below zero; . tverage wind velocity, 9.8; maximum wind velocity, 16; direction, southwest; 6.6 hours of sunshine; j0 snow. ( Endorses Work S. W. JOHNS secretary-manager of the Saskatoon Industrial Exhibition, who added his endorsement to those of other well known Saskatonlans supporting the young men's section of the board of trade in Its membership campaign. Mr. Johns said today ! "The Saskatoon Young Men's Board of Trade is a very valuable acquisition to the city. Very excellent work has been done by this body since its organization and should be sup- Eorted and appreciated by all uelness interests. With conditions improving as they are, in my opinion 1934 will offer many more opportunities for additional services which are always so cheerfully given." . Allie Atkinson, Aged 5, Wakes Parents; Home Scorched Aroused by their five-year-old daughter, Mr. and i Mrs. Harry It. Atkinson made a hurried exit in scanty attire as flames threatened their home at 713 Seventh Street this morning.1 Firemen controlled the fire after extensive damage had been done to the rear portion of the dwelling. FLAMES SPREAD Un and dressed before her parents, Allie Atkinson, their five-year-old child, discovered flames In a lean-to kitchen and called her ratner. Mr. Atkinson came downstairs immediately and found the ceiling of the kitchen ablaze. The lean-to was higher than the level of the second floor and the flames spread quickly to a rear bedroom which had been occupied by the little girl. Grabbing a few articles of clothing, the family left the house as quickly as possible and called the fire department. Mr. Atkinson donned an overcoat and a pair of rubber boots over his pyjamas. Firemen confined the flames to the lean-to and rear upstairs room but smoke did considerable damage to other parts of the house. Nos. 1 and 3 halls responded to the alarm at 8.05 o'clock this morning and finished their work one hour later. Cause of the outbreak was set down to a defective chimney. The house was owned by Jack Morrison, 920 Tenth Street, and was valued at $1,500, but Mr. Atkinson had a large equity in it. Insurance coverage amounted to $2,000 on the building and contents. ESTEVAN MEASURE ON ORDER PAPER Proposal to Seat McLeod May Be Argued in Legislature This Afternoon By a Staff Correspondent REGINA, Feb. 27. Second reading for the Estevan election bill, which would give the Estevan seat to N. L. McLeod until the next general election was on the order paper of the Saskatchewan legislature for discussion this afternoon. Whether or not the bill, introduced by T. C. Davis, Liberal, Prince Albert, would be proceeded with depended on the disposal of night motions beforehand. Five of these motions were for the return of certain information to the house, and would not take more than a minute or two. The other three were: 1. S. N. Horner's motion to suspend the office of lieutenant-governor. 2. W. O. Fraser's motion that the government assume full costs of the grasshopper battle. 3. Dr. S. W. Arthur's motion to merge the legislatures of the three prairie provinces. Standing Orders Group to Gather REGINA, Feb. 27. The standing orders committee of the legislature will meet at 2 o'clock Wednesday for the consideration of private bill petitions, under the chairmanship of H. A. Lily. This will be the first committee meeting of the present session. . The personnel of the committee Includes Jacob Benson (Progressive, Last Mountain) Hon. J. '. Bryant, (Conservative, Lumsden), J. G. Gardiner, (Liberal. North Qu'Appelle) and J. V. Patterson, (Independent, Milestone.? LITTLE GIRL GIVES ALARM HIS OF DREAM MERGER IS REVIVED Bracken's Proposal of Prairie Union for Discussion 2 YEAR OLD IDEA MAY YET DEVELOP MANITOBA PREMIER THINKS WEST WOULD ULTIMATELY SAVE MILLIONS Canadian Press REGINA, Feb. 27. Two years after Premier John Bracken of Manitoba, threw his prairie-union proposal across the west and saw it very nearly die for want of Interest, the dream scheme of the practical r farmer who leads the Manitoba government is to reach the floor of the Saskatchewan legislature. PURELY FOR ECONOMY Merger of the legislatures of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta was the design of Mr. Bracken when he urged one of his own House committees to consider this plan in January, 1932, and this la what Saskatchewan legislators will discuss. It is purely an economy argument and has never been ad- vanotl in any other interest. But the plan fell as flat as a similar one in the east for the political union of the Maritime provinces. It almost became bewhisk-ered during the months. Dr. S. W. Arthur, Conservative member for Canrangton, placed a resolution on the order paper of the Saskatchewan House proposing the assemblies of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta be fused in one legislature. It may reach the debate stage this week. In Premier Bracken's opinion the west would ultimately save "millions of dollars" through union. He told that to a legislative committee TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 4 PENSIONS ORDER SEEN AS TRIUMPH Three Thousand Veterans Affected by Reinstatement, Ottawa States About 3,000 Canadian war veterans are affected by the announcement that pensions suddenly cut off without any hearing are to be reinstated at once until proper hearings are given the men, the general secretary of the Canadian Legion at Ottawa has notified the Saskatoon branch. A local Legion spokesman this morning said that disabled men receiving up to 100 per cent pensions have been cut off without explanation and some of Canada's one-time fighting men found themslves in pitiable circum stances. The general secretary understood that cheques for all amounts owing to the men will go forward at once. He lacked information on the nature of the hearings to be given but the Canadian Legion would follow up this angle. Concluding his telegram to the branch here, the Ottawa secretary said: "This great achievement Is cul mination of efforts commenced by Legion early in 1B33 and before parliamentary committee and ever since." One Day of Grace To Get Licenses There's only one more day of grace for the unlicensed motorist. Operators' licenses and license plates must be procured tomorrow If autos are to be operated on March 1. . This warning was given out at city police headquarters this morning and it was announced that prosecutions would begin on March 1 In the cases of all pro-crat!natom. Licenses may be obtained at the Motor License Branch, 210 Avenue Building. WhenSaskatooti Was Younger From the files of the Phoenix and the Star TWENTY YEARS AGO Febraury 27, 1914 Ten million settlers for the west will be the slogan of the colonization companies for the year, according to the statement of the commissioner of North Battleford. Spring-like weather brought crowds to the streets of the city ss the temperature rose to 35 degrees above. City budget showed surplus or iio.uoo for 1913. Em manuel College was formally recognized as a training school for Anglican clergymen for any western appointment. TEN YEARS AGO February 27, 1924 The third session of Cahada's fourteenth Parliament ooened with the accustomed pomp and cere mony. In honor of leap year, "the Star displayed the pictures of 12 eminent Saskatoon bachelors. The committee on private bills in the legislature decided that the church union bill under consideration be- Xors It was constitutional. Matrons At Dances And Education On Sex Asked PREMARRIAGE EXAMINATION OF WOMEN, STRICTER MOVIE CENSORSHIP, PUBLIC DEFENDERS, REQUESTS OF SOCIAL WORKERS Special to the Star-Phoenix REGINA. Sank., Feb. 27. Appointment of supervising matrons, with all the powers of peace officers, to officiate at all licensed dance halls, and sex education of the young, both in the schools and by pamphlets supplied to parents, were among the requests the Saskatchewan Social Service Council laid before Premier J. T. M. Anderson Monday. The council's delegation, headed by Rev. W. H. Adcock, deal chiefly with illegitimacy and criminology. WANT PUBLIC DEFENDERS The premier was asked to provide a modified form of instruction in sex matters in the schools of the province and the appoint- SUTHERLAND December Resolution Rescinded; Will Approach Board The electors of Sutherland, who last December favored the street car as against the bus, when it came to a vote, last night reversed their attitude and decided at a meeting to take up with the public utilities board at Regina the advisability of granting a bus license to the King George Bus and Baggage Company for the next year. PETITION CIRCULATED The meeting was called by Mayor A. H. Gardiner at the call of a petition circulated under provisions of section 39 of the Town Act. T. Wilklns, who was elected chairman, explained that the meeting had been called to reconsider the resolution passed in December, last, as the town had been bus-minded since the bus company had been refused a new license. Decision of the board not to grant the priva. company a license halted the regular bus service between the city and Sutherland at the close of the year and did nway with serious competition for the interurDan tramway operateu by the Saskatoon street railway department. The city council, when the street car began to lose business rapidly, asked that the license be not renewed. BLUE CROSS BODY Canvass Adds 225 to Roll as Drive Continues; Work of Society Commended New memberships in the Saskatoon Blue Cross Society have amounted to 225 as a result of the drive now being conducted here by Captain C. I. Austin, assistant secretary. J. M. Stevenson, K.C., president, reported today that the majoiity of persons canvassed had taken out memberships at 50 cents each and in the cases of large firms, such as The T. Eaton Company Limited and Hudson's Bay Company, generous donations had been contributed. It is the object of the organization to interest a large number of persons in the society's work which is the prevention of cruelty to and proper care and treatment of sick, injured, starving and stray animals of-all sorts. By way of a further test of public reaction to the society's work, several prominent citizens have been requested to state their opinions with the following results: Dr. W. C. Murray, president of the University of Saskatchewan: "This society appeals to me as Being worthy of the support of all citizens who detest cruelty and neglect in every form." Hon. Howard McConnell, K.C., minister of municipal affairs and ex-mayor: "The society is carrying on a splendid work. The attitude of the public toward dumb animals has undergone a great change, but there Is continued need for vigilance and I am glad to commend the work of the society." Ex-Mayor G. W. Norman: "During my many years of civic life in Saskatoon, I have observed the work of this society and I know It serves a very useful and necessary part In the welfare of the city. I am a strong admirer of the society and commend it highly to all citizens, urging them to support it in every way. Alderman J. E. Underwood: "I have been continuously in accord with the objects of this society which has been doing a good work. A membership in the society encourages a sense of responsibility throughout the city which should be fostered especially among the younger generation." Chief of Police G. M. Donald: "I have not the least hesitation In stating that the Saskatoon Blue Cross Society Is at present doing valuable and humane work here, and I will' always be pleased to cooperate with Its officers. BICYCLE MISSING A Ranger bicycle, red in color and single bar make, has been listed as stolen. It had a cardboard carton on the front of the handlebars, i BUS MINDED ment of teachers and psychologists qualified to teach the subject. He was also asked to provide pamphlets suitable for distribution among parents for the instruction of children more than 12 years of age on matters or sex. Amendment of the Marriage Act to provide for medical examination of women about to be mar ried, as now required from men was another request. The Saskatoon Local Council of Women has already taken a stand in this direction and church workers in various parts of the province have also pressed for the inclusion or women in the regulations. ASK SEGREGATION The delegation, in dealing with criminology, called for the segregation of youths awaiting trial from those already convicted. It asked the provision of useful work for the prisoners and also that the age of delinquency be raised from 16 to 18. Children up to 16 years of age, under the present law, are considered minors and are tried in juvenile court for the offenses they commit. Convicted, they may, If incorrigible, be sent to an industrial school. At present children of 16 to 18 years of age are usually sent to Moosomin jail, unless thev have been convicted before, in which case they go to the common jail. Under 16 years of age, child offend ers are also protected irom newspaper publicity. A notable request was the appointment of public defenders for first offenders. Stricter censorship of moving pictures was another change sought by the council's delegation. REVISION COURT SITS WEDNESDAY Appeals Concerning Assessment of 112 City Properties Will Be Heard The 1934 court of revision to hear appeals against assessment on city buildings and land will open its sessions in the council chambers tomorrow, starting at 10 o'clock. Appeals will be heard with respect to 112 different properties, the majority of which are in the residential districts. For the convenience of those un able to attend court sessions during regular business hours the court in the past has held one night session. The night session will be Friday. The court consists of Mayor J. S. Mills and Commissioner Andrew Leslie. Harry Warren, appointed as acting assessor, during .the illness of D. S. Gemmcll, head of the department, will appear at the court as official representative of the assessor's department. UNITED FRONT MEETING REGINA, Feb. 27. Convention date of the United Front to name a candidate for the Regina constituency in the provincial elections is March 12. The convention will be an open one. Place of the meeting has ,not been decided yet. The organization will likely name only one candidate. William Stokes of North Regina is mentioned as the nominee. STORY IS DENIED Lieut.-Col. Sansom Nails Report Men at Dundurn Camp Being Drilled Special to the Star-Phoenix REGINA, Feb. 27. Unverified reports that single unemployed men at the Dundurn unemployed camp were being given two hours of military training dally were heard at a meeting of the Trades and Labor Council here Monday eight and members decided to pre'est against nurh 'raining being given in any of the camps. Lieut-Col. E. W. Sansom, officer In charge of the Saskatchewan relief camps, made absolute denial at noon todiiy that men at the Dundurn camp were subjected to military training. "The report is absolutely false," he said. COAT STOLEN Theft of an ovprcont from an automobile has been reported to city police by Norval Irvine, R.R. 2, Saskatoon. JOSEPH II. COOMBS CALGARY, Feb. 27.-Joseph S. Coombs, 78, former government timber inspector In Saskatchewan and Alberta, who retired In 1926, and a pioneer of the Prince Albert, Sask., district, died here today. Born in Perth, Ont., he came west in 1878, participated, as a scout, in the Riel Rebellion In 1883, and then farmed in the Prince Albert district until 1911. J. T. Coombs, of Melfort, Sask., Is a son, ' MRS. ROBERT WIN MILL Funeral services for Mrs. Robert Wlnmlll, of the Melness district, who died recently at the family residence at the age of 56, will be held from the Floral church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. A. Alderwood will conduct the service. Burial will take placs In Floral cemetery. The Saskatoon Funeral Home have charge ot the arrangements, Obituary CONFLICTING STATEMENTS IN EVIDENCE Different Versions of Schwab Killing Are Told to Court NIPAWIN PART OF CASE ENDS TODAY HEARING WILL BE RESUMED IN MELFORT; MEMBERS OF ROM.P. TESTIFY By a Staff Reporter NIPAWIN, Feb. 26. Conflicting statements by the accused to explain the manner in which Oskar Schwab met his death in an isolated trapper's cabin 30 miles north of here last June were alleged by police witnesses here today in the preliminary hearing before Magistrate J. E. Lussier of a murder charge against Thomas B. Kisling, Bruno district farmer. One story, it was said, was that Kisling had become drunk from the effects of a wine made from the fermentation of birch sap and had slain his trapping partner while in that condition. WAS SELF DEFENSE The other, told the court by Con- staDie K. MclNaiiy, k.u.m.f, was that Kisling had confided last Thursday he had killed Schwab In self defense. "It was either him or me," Kisling was alleged to have said. Kisling, according to Constable McNally, had told him Schwab had threatened him with his .22 rifle. While Schwab, lying In the bunk In the cabin, reached for his gun, Kisling had reached over the barrel of his own gun to hit Schwab on the head and stun him when the gun went off. The hearing will be concluded tomorrow morning after which further evidence will bj taken at Melfort Wednesday. Unfolding again the Btory of police investigations into the disappearance of Schwab last summer, Sgt. J. S. Wood of the criminal Investigation branch, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Prince Albert, expanded on the evidence given by mm ai uie cnwaD inquest here Saturday. He told of K'sllng's first alleged confession to killing Schwab and his later statement that he had done it while under the influence of the birch wine. TRIED TO CASH CHEQUE This witness also disclosed another feature of Kisllng's alleged statement to police In which he had told of his efforts to cash a $100 cheque on Schwab's bank account at Bruno. Sergt Wood claimed Kisling had admitted forging a cheque which the bank had refused to honor since the signature was not Schwab's. Kisling then had had a young German Immigrant of the district write a letter in German addressed to Kisling in which it was regretted that the bank would not honor the cheque. Kisling, according to the witness, then had forged Schwab's name to the letter. Subsequently he had written to the postmaster at Hudson Ray Junction asking the whereabouts of Schwab. The postmaster's reply had been destroyed but the envelope used to hold the supposed letter In German from Schwab to Kisling had been taken to the bank. All this, Sergt Wood testified, Kisling had admitted. The story of the lonely life of two trappers in an isolated northern wilderness was related for the court by Albert G. Yager, proprietor of a store two miles from the cabin, in which Kisling and Schwab resided and In which, police claim, Schwab was murdered by Kisling. He told of Schwab's previous residence In the cabin, of his general reputation as a "pretty good fellow." Of his taking Kisling from Bruno to spend the winter 1932-38 with him and of their Initial friendliness. He described the long winter months during which a gradual rift had. developed between the two men and of the final open breach that had been apparent before Kisling left the district with the tale that Schwab had gone to Flin Flon. Y.M.D.T. CAMPAIGN GETS UNDER WAY Four Past Presidents Will Direct Operations for Membership Drive Opening the Young Men's Board of Trade annual membership drive, today will be designated "Past- presiaents day, witn rour past-presidents in charge of 20 teams that will canvass the city. Each of the four past-presidents Arthur Rosa, A. W. Heine, Rupert Wants and Harry Manuel will have charge of five teams. The cam paign was launcneo Dy a luncneon n the Oak Room of the King George Hotel at 12.18 today. Outstanding among the projects of the junior board for the coming year will be the furthering of the plans to establish the community chest for charitable organisations, and a resumption of the mosquito control campaign. The activities of the Spokes Club, snd further radio broadcasts will be continued. The membership drive Is being conduoted by Rupert Wants, chair man of the committee, 0 FLAUNTS DEATH ON RAILWAY TRACKS 0" Special to the Star-Phoenix WISETON, Sask., Feb. 27. Oscar Hauta, Steel- dale farmer, tried to drive his truckload of wheat across the tracks in the station yard here today in the face of an oncoming thr ough freight train. The en- gineer applied the brakes when he saw that the truck stalled squarely on the rails. The truck was carried bodily for al- most" 50 feet, smashed badly and the grain spilled all over the tracks. Hauta was un- hurt. URGES STORE AS CHEAPEST Mills Says Citizens Should Know More About Relief Comparing the system of relief distribution here to some used in other Canadian cities and showing that the cost here was lower than in any of the other largest Saskatchewan cities, Mayor J. S. Mills today urged continuation of the city's relief store. FAVORS PLEBISCITE ' The mayor pointed out that the per capita cost in Saskatoon on a monthly basis was 11.06, while at Moose Jaw It was $1.90. Ths mayor expressed the thought that Alderman James Tucker's proposed plebiscite wss a good thing and said the citizens should be better informed on relief costs. His statement in full follows: . "There have been several movements by members of the city council and others to abolish the relief board and also the relief store. Up to the present these attempts have not been successful. Last night Alderman Tucker tried without success to have the abolition of the store placed before the taxpayers as a plebiscite at the coming by-election. In my opinion, Alderman Tucker's suggestion of a plebiscite was in the best Interests of the city. "The citizens should be better acquainted with relief costs In Saskatoon and In other western cities. The last available official returns give us the cost per head of popu- TURN TO PAGE" 6 COLUMN CITY ASKING FOR $2,375,000 WORKS City Hall Sewage Plant, Hospital Changes and Rink Among Proposals Under the proposed public works program which may be Inaugurated by The federal government shortly, Saskatoon Is asking for improvements Involving a total expenditure of $2,375,000. Details of the program for this city recommended by a council committee working In co-operation with the Saskatoon regional committee of the National Construction Council and approved by the city council are as follows: Central portion of City Hospital with addition to nurses' home $500,000 Sewage disposal plant . . . 500,000 City hall 500,000 Enclosed heated swimming pool 75,000 Various local Improvements Including sewers, gravelling streets, parks and boulevards 375,000 Municipal rink with Ice plant and floor suitable for use as an auditorium with seating capacity for 5,000 125,000 Housing fund 250,000 I SEE Guernsey and Wesley juveniles will play an exhibition hockey game at the Rutherford Rink tonight after the Varsity-Wesley junior city playoff match. With the national flag movement as his subject, I. J. Armstrong of the British Israel group here, will address the Unemployed ex-Servlce Men's Association at 8 o'clock Friday evening In ths Canadian Legion Hall. Wednesday, February is, will mark the 84th anniversary of the Relief of Ladysmlth In the Boer War, which will be celebrated by ths local unit of the Army and Navy Veterans In Canada. The veterans will gather at their club rooms, 284 Second Avenue, south, at 8 p.m. to do honor to comrades who served and died during the campaign. All war veterans will be welcomed at the celebration. This evening Convocation Hall will bs open from 7.80 to 10 o'clock to the public who wish to view the exhibit of watsr-color paint BY-ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MARCH 14 Strenuous Opposition Voiced by Tucker, But Voted Down NO PLEBISCITE ON STORE QUESTION MILLS SUGGESTS NUMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL BE ' REDUCED TO SIX Despite strenuous opposition by Alderman James Tucker who asked for sufficient time to permit carrying out the necessary procedure to submit a plebescite to the burgesses on the question of continuing the city relief store as an alternative to some form of voucher, city council last night definitely fixed the date of the civic by-ft election to fill the vacancy caused by the unseating of Robert H. Hunter, for March 14. ' ; EARLIEST DATE POSSIBLE This was the earliest possible date that the election could be held following final passage of the city bylaw last night providing for the , fixing of the time of taking the! vote. ? To allow sufficient time to per-, mlt the submission of a plebiscite or bylaw in accordance with re- 3ulrements of the City Act, Mayor . S. Mills moved that the by-election be held April 5, but the motion was voted down by seven to. three. Alderman Tucker then attempted to secure endorsation of a," motion to submit the relief store -question to the ratepayers March'. 14, but his only supporters were Alderman S. A. Early who seconded the motion, and the mayor. "The motion was the most demo-? cratic one which could be put before any council," declared Alder-; TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 3 ' WHITE SHIRT FOR Kilts Story Exaggeration, NaJ tional State Party Leader . Says at Toronto ; Special to the Star-Phoenbt ' REGINA, Feb. 26. Reports that the National State Party of Canada intended to clothe prairie farmers who joined the organization in kilts were - exaggerated,' Frederick Mullen of Toronto, the. leader, states in a letter received; here. The kilt will be worn only by the Tartan Guard (apparently a wing of the N.S.P, of C.) when on parade, and for prairie farmers signing up there will be only breeches and a white shirt. The aim of the guard, according to Mullen, is as follows: "The guard is not a military organization but Is to engage In athletic and social activities and renew the pride of nationalism, physical and mental vigor In the youth of today." There will be no saluting around the country with the national state guard, since the Instructions reveal that saluting is frowned on. The instructions decide the delicate point of behavior when a guardsman Is molested by a non-Aryan. The guardsman should then summon the constabulary and hand over the "irresponsibles." "When the national anthem is played in places of entertainment sponsored by foreigners," the Instructions say, it has no signifi cance." CHEMISTRY SOCIETY Th chemistry society will hold a meeting Thursday at 8 o'clock in the chemistry theatre when Dr. T. Thurvaldson will give a nontechnical address on "Recent Advances In Science." Everyone interested is welcome. ings hung there. The collection is being exhibited under the auspices of the National Gallery and represents some of the outstanding work being done by the Royal Scottish Society of Painters In Water Color. ' The St. Thomas-Wesley congregational meeting announced on Sunday morning for Wednesday, February 28, has been postponed to Wednesday, March 7. .t The Exhibition Troop of Boy Scouts will meet Wednesday night at 8 o'clock, in the Limbrey's Own Rover Crew's den, National Trust Building, Second Avenue. Uniforms need not be worn. Addremimi for and against "State Medicine," followed by a general discussion, will bo heard at the meeting of the Saskatoon Junior C.C.F. Club at Nankin Gardens tonight at 8 o'clock. Miss Eisle Prechti, B.A., will present the case for state medicine and T. Michle will oppose all forms of socialization of health services. The meeting Is open to those Interested. , i ; . ,

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