Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on April 26, 1935 · 3
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DELIVERED IN CITY $1.00 PER MONTH Payable Semi-monthly to Carrier THE STAR-PHOENIX BY MAIL 1 YEAR (7.00 6 MONTHS 3250 S MONTHS 1.75 United States and Great Britain, (1.00 per month; (10.00 per year. The Star-Phoenix Goes Home. SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 9 3 The Star-Phoenix Goes Home. OfTwoMen MacMillan and Anderson Expected to Ask for Federal Nomination MEETING ON MONDAY JiNTRY OF THIRD CANDIDATE IS POSSIBLE; PRESENT MEMBER SURPRISED Saskatoon Conservatives ' likely will have a choice of two men for Federal honors when they gather on Monday evening for their nominating convention. F. It. MacMillan, the present member, and Dr. J. T. M. Anderson, former Premier of Saskatchewan, have indicated their intention of seeking the nomination. DARK HORSE MENTIONED While other names have been l mentioned In current political gos- sip, it Is understood the main forces of the Conservative Party are aligned behind Mr. MacMillan and Doctor Anderson. There are however rumors of a possible dark .horse from the younger ranks who ' might attempt to slip in between f the two main contestants. Mr. MacMillan, approached by the Star-Phocnix this morning, expressed the surprise he had felt on his return from Ottawa the beginning of the week to find he probably would be opposed at the con-f vention. Ho had taken for granted, he intimated, that his work at Ot-y tawa had secured him the confi-.. dence of his constituents and that he again would be the Conservative standard-bearer. Asked if ho would be in the field, Doctor Anderson replied, My reply must be Yes. If I am nominated, my name will go before the convention. He declined further comment, OrEN CONVENTION Both men have enjoyed a close friendship during many years and it is common knowledge that Mr. MacMillan was one of Doctor Andersons main supporters both when the latter was leader of the small Opposition of three before the 1929 election and when he afterwards became Premier. Monday evening's convention will be open. Each voter, in the accus-1 tomed manner, will be required to sign a pledge to support the policies and principles of the Conservative Party, and the candidate named. The gathering will be held in Third Avenue Church. Registration of delegates will start at 8 o'clock and the convention proper will start at 7 oclock. Besides Mr. MacMillan who probably will give a review of his stewardship at Ottawa since 1930. prin-j cipal speakers will Include Hon. R. ' B. Hanson, recently appointed minister of trade and commerce; W. 3. Ernst, K.C., M.C., member for Queens-Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, one of the younger members of the House of Commons and a Rhodes scholar; and J. T. Hackett, B.C.L., K.C., member for Stanstead, Quebec, a leading Montreal barrister. POINTS TO SERVICES Stating his reasons for seeking v the nomination Mr. MacMillan pointed out that early in his work i as Federal -member he was instrumental In securing the Nineteenth Street subway for the city at a smaller cost to the city than any other public work had cost a municipality in Canada. The member also pointed out that differences that had existed between the Federal Government and j Saskatoon municipal authorities over the relief store about which there had been unsuccessful negotiations during a period of 18 months, had been settled by himself when the city appealed to him recently. He was able to adjust the matter with a gain to the city of some (13,000 more than had been anticipated. ", While the Canadian National Railways was not in politics, the member also had impressed on the management the need for opening the Bessborough Hotel at this time. He had not pressed for it before as local hotelkeepers, taxpayers in the sum of some (75,000, had been entitled to as much business as they could get in bad times. Now, however, there were definite indications qf Improvement and amended liquor laws would aid in giving Support to the hotels. -The opening of the new hotel would bring great benefits to the city. Mr. MacMillan pointed out that - he had secured the appropriation for the Ceepee Bridge after two years of working and in the face of strong opposition among those in high authority at Ottawa. ' Referring to the possibility of a pedestrian subway between the important business sectors of the West Side and Second Avenue, the member felt the project was one that might be included in a works program with funds to come on equal shares from the grades crossing fund, the municipality and the Government. He looked on present conditions as a marking time period and the better part of wis-' "dom on the part of the city would be to prepare for the upturn of business and connect the two business sections of the city with an added link. - The Weather At t oclock this afternoon the Star-Phoenix thermometer registered 68 degrees. University of Saskatchewan readings at 8.15 o'clock this morning; Temperature, 45.7; barometer, 30.17; humidity, 42. Summary of preceding 24 hours: Maximum temperature, 67.S; minimum temperature, 84.3; wind, average velocity, 14.8; maximum velocity, 26; direction, northwest; 13.3 hours of sunshine; no precipitation. Special to the Star-Phoenix REGINA, April 25. Appeal of Stephen H. Mitchell, Saskatoon printer, who was injured in an auto-1 bicycle colision in April, 1934, was being heard by the Appeal Court Thursday. Judgment was reserved. Mitchell brought suit for (10.000 against Samuel J. Adlam, Saskatoon. He claimed negligence on Ad-lams part when Adlams car hit his bicycle. Mitchell suffered severe injuries that sent him to hospital for six weeks. , A Kings Bench Court judge said he was unable to fix responsibility for the accident and dismissed Mitchells action. Mitchell appealed. Judgment was reserved in the Man Found BadlyHurt Locate D. G. Lyon; Throat Cut and in Serious Condition Special to the Star-Phoenix KELLIHER, April 25. His throat slashed and an ugly gash in his left wrist, D. G. Lyon, liquor vendor of this town who had been missing since 10 oclock Wednesday morning, was found shortly after 6 oclock tonight by Constable M. Medlyn, R.C.M.P. officer of Ituna, lying beside a slough a half mile east of the town. SUFFERS SHOCK Although in a critical condition and suffering from shock and loss of blood, Lyon was conscious when found by the mounties who led a search party of more than fifty residents of the town during the day while the bush in the adjoining vicinity was scoured. He will be taken to Regina on Friday morning accompanied by Constable Medlyn and Dr. J. Whitmore. On Wednesday Lyon did not put in an appearance at the liquor store which remained closed throughout the day and when he did not return to his home in the evening the R.C.M.P. were notified. A search party was organized by Constable M. Medlyn of Ituna and all today the search party combed the bush country in the vicinity east of Kelliher, as Lyon was last seen by a 9-year-old boy walking alone about one mile east of the town Wednesday morning. When he was found he was in a critical condition and was weakened by loss of blood from the wounds which were inflicted by a razor but he called out a greeting to the policeman whom he recognized. It is believed Lyon, who is an ex-soldier, 49 years of age and the father of one son, has been worrying over financial difficulties. Civil Servants Will Be Fired Debt Adjustment Board Staff To Be Cut ; Rumors Flying Thick in Regina Special to the Star-Phoenix REGINA, April 25. A number of civil servants are slated to get the blue ticket the end of this month. While no definite number could bo determined Thursday, the group included three from the Department of Agriculture, one from the old age pensions department and a number from the staff of the Debt Adjustment Board. Rumors that approximately 100 were slated to go were freely circulated about the city but Government information did not confirm this rumor. Indications were that less than half that number would be affected. Hon. T. C. Davis, K.C., attorney-general. said reductions of staffs in the Debt Adjustment Board office would be effected. This was made necessary because the decentralization of administration of debt adjustment work, lightening the work at the head office. When Saskatoon Was Younger From the FI lee of the Phoenix and the Star TWENTY YEARS AGO April 26. 1915. Mr. Justice Newiands opened an inquiry here Into alleged corruption in connection with a byelection held In the Rosthern Federal constituency the year before, at which W. B. Bashford, Liberal, was elected. The first witness, J. H. Hamm, declared that he had received a note from the successful candidate with Instructions to take It to the committee rooms. Witness said he had later received (2 from R. J. Wells. Mr. Wells denied that the money had been given because of the note initialed by the candidate. W. W. McKim who claimed he owned the property along which the street approached the Traffic Bridge threatened to close the street until his claim against the city was settled. TEN YEARS AGO April 26, 1925. According to the Manitoba Free Press crop report, seeding conditions throughout the three Prairie Provinces were the most favorable for several years. Work was 10 days in advance of the previous year. All service clubs In the city began a drive to raise (6.000 for the construction of a swimming pool. Following a visit of two leaders of the Toe H movement, it was expected that a branch of it would be established here. Jack Hamilton, Regina, was elected president of ths S.A.H.A. appeal of Erma L. Gordon against a King's Bench Court Judgment that denied her a divorce, for which she sued Herbert M. Gordon, Saskatoon. Evidence was that the husband admitted infidelity to his wife upon questioning and did the same when he saw his wifes counsel. Chief Justice Brown, in refusing a decree nisi, said that it would be very dangerous to grant a decree on evidence of this character. Third appeal on which judgment wss reserved was that of Clarence and John Kaasa, Cabrl, against the decision allowed Alfred Castagner, Swift Current. Castagner sued the Kaasa family for damages occurring in a motor car crash in 1931. Castagner won but before the judgment, it is claimed, John Kaasa transferred his share of property to his brother, Clarence. He then moved to the Peace River country. Castagner issued a writ of execution against John Kaasa and served it upon him at Baldonell, B.C., just over the British Columbia-Alberta border. Kaasa then claimed the writ had not been served properly because he was a resident of B.C. A King's Bench judge denied his application in chambers on this ground Kaasa appealed. Ask Unemployed To Monday Concert Local Artists Combine Talents To Provide Top-Notch Program for Needy Various local artists are combining their talents to provide a top-notch program of entertainment for the city's unemployed persons at the Technical Collegiate Monday evening. The program, arranged and directed by L. V. Elvin, will begin at 8 oclock and children under 14 will not be admitted. The orchestra of the "Moonlight Madness" radio program will be featured and artists who are known to radio audiences will support it. Admission will be by program only and these programs will be given out at the City Relief Office today, Saturday and Monday. Several local firms have made donations toward the event. Stage dressing will be by the -Hudsons Bay Company, lumber is being loaned by the Wentz Lumber Company, the Rotary Club is providing the hall, the Saskatoon Cartage Co. is extending its services and the Star-Phoenix Commercial Printing Department has printed the programs. Following is the complete program: Opening remarks, Mayor R. M. Pinder; Hungarian folk song, "Rosika," orchestra; popular number, Isle of Capri," Lilian Nlderost, Miss K. Hemsworth and orchestra; vocal solo, "1 Love You Truly," J. Young, tenor; Cuban Rumba, "O Mama Inex, orchestra; well-known songs, "Folk Song Medley," J. Eby and orchestra; Hawaiian song, Aloha Oe. Miss K. Hemsworth and orchestra; accordion solo, (a) "Cuckoo Waltz, (b) Irish Medley, J. Lichstein; vocal solo. The Sleigh," Lilian Nidcrost; Irish melody, Londonderry Air," orchestra; Russian dance, "Trepak, orchestra; vocal solo, "Blow Thou Winter Wind," J. Eby; plantation melody, Massas in dc Cold Ground," orchestra; folk dance, "Country Dance, orchestra; vocal solo, Cieleto Lindo, Miss K. Hemsworth; "Poeme, known as Moonlight Madonna," orchestra; popular number, "Hot Cha Cha," orchestra; solo dances, (a) tap dance, Bobby Vanalstine; (b) Cuban dance, Miss D. Filljon; Irish airs, "Irish Fantasia," orchestra; popular number, "Lamplighting Time in the Valley," Lilian Niuerost and orchestra; vocal solo, "Rose of Tralee, J. Young; Cuban Rumba, "La Cucar-acha, J. Eby and orchestra; Le-mares Andantino, known as "Moonlight and Roses," orchestra; vocal solo, Carmenia, Miss K. Hemsworth; sextette, from opera "Lucia, orchestra; hayseeds classic, "Turkey in the Straw, orches-s tra; vocal solo, Vilia, from "Merry Widow, Lilian Niderost; Russian folk song, "Dark Eyes," orchestra; popular number, "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," orchestra and ensemble. Halliday Speaks In Regina Tonight The Rev. Clarence Halliday, pastor' of Westminster United Church, who urged abolition of the death penalty in Canada in a recent sermon, will speak on the same subject, at Regina this evening. Mr. Halliday will be heard during the second annual provincial conference on social work, which is being held in Regina today. Commenting on an editorial in a Regina newepaper which urgea opponents of capital punishment to consider the victim of a murder and the feelings of a victims kin, Mr. Halliday observed that this argument stressed the revenge motive, which should be absent from a civilized Christian community in its dealings with wrongdoers. Boy Hasn't Chance to Lead Normal Life, Sobbing Mother Says in Juvenile Court A plucky little boy standing In the Juvenile Court this morning before Magistrate F. M. Brown, temmed a flood of tears with one puny fist, and promised that he would not steal again. The child, under weight for his 14 years of age, dressed In overalls and a tattered blue sweater, stood at attention to give hie answers, frankly and with becoming manners. But back of, and beyond the trial, tragedy stalked, Ironically sneering at that old bromide, often accepted as a truism, that all men are born-equal. The boy, whose name was not given, In accordance with the law relative to juvenile cases, was one Pedestrian Tunnel Is Suggested Subway Linking East to West Side Urged by F. R. MacMillan MONEY AVAILABLE WORK ON CEEPEE BRIDGE WILL NOT BE DELAYED; MEMBER SAYS Favoring a pedestrian subway connecting the West Side of Saskatoon with the main business section, F. R. MacMillan, M.P last night addressed an enthusiastic gathering of 125 persons in the Twentieth Street, west, committee rooms. A. W. Wylie, president of Zone 4, Saskatoon Conservative organization, and Frank Girling, acted as joint chairmen. BENNETT GREAT MAN Mr. MacMillan stated that a subway at Twentieth Street was necessary 4o better business and traffic between the two sections of the city, and that such a project would result in better relations among the citizens. It was pointed out later that there was a fund of (1,000,000 to be used at tne discretion of the Grade Crossings Commission, and that it might be possible to secure a grant that would go part way toward the construction of such a project. Referring to the announcement that building of a bridge at Ceepee would be carried out, Mr. MacMillan stated that the work would go forward at the earliest possible date. He mentioned that the plana could have been put through at Ottawa sooner, but that the Liberals had spent so much time talking on the subject that work could not move forward until May. In reviewing the works of the Government since the Conservatives took officecMr. MacMillan pointed out that there had been much criti- TURN TO FACE 10 COLUMN Must Follow Traffic Law Drivers Plea He Used Intelligence and Common ense Proves No Avail , Charles M. Rear, Baldwin Hotel, stood in the city police court this morning on a charge of turning his automobile in a block without going to the proper turning point as specified under the act. Mr. Rear conducted his own defense, which he said was based on "common sense and intelligence. Pleading guilty, Mr. Rear admitted that he turned the car on the street without going to an intersection. "I was using common sense and intelligence. There was no other car in the block where I was. and to go down and turn around in a busy corner, I would be going into heavy traffic." Traffic must be regulated, observed Magistrate Brown. "I cannot override the bylaws passed by the City Council." Mr. Rear was fined (1 and costs. Court Cannot Make Folks Live Happily Woman Charges Husband With Assault ; Says She Bit Him In Self-Defense Charging her husband, John Beadle, 104 Alexandra Apartments, Twentieth Street, west, with assault, Mrs. Rose Beadle stood in the city police court this morning and told Magistrate F. M. Brown a story of unhappy married life. Mrs. Beadle claimed that on Sunday she was preparing to take her little son to church when hr husband interfered and after taking her by the neck, threw her to the floor. Under cross-examination she said that she struck her husband in self-defense, and also bit him. Magistrate Brown reminded husband and wife that In the case of persons found guilty of assault, he only had the power to levy & fine or issue a jail sentence, and that no court could make a couple live happily. An adjournment was made to discover if they could settle their difficulties and make a new start. of a trio his own age, who went from store to store in the downtown dietrict, and stole watches, hunting knives, a fountain pen, and a butcher knife. Some of the articles were then sold. The thefts totalled (8.05 during March and April. Will you promise not to steal any more?" asked the magistrate. "Yes sir, answered the child. And you will call upon Mr. Broome, your friend, who will help you with your difficulties?" Yes, sir. The court waa referring to Alexander N. Broome, assistant secretary of the Children's Aid Society. At this Juncture, the boy's mother, struggling to control her emotions stood up. "(ie hasn't a chance of living a First Churchill Ship Announced S.S. Ashworth will be the first I Dalglieah Line ship to enter the ! Port of Churchill this year, accord i ing to information received by I the Star-Phoenix from the Montreal Shipping Company, Canadian agents for the British line. The Ashworth will load at New- castle and Antwerp and probably I Liverpool and other ports, and cargo will be taken on through rates and bills of lading to all points in Canada. The sailing will be in July, as soon as1 there is open water, the notice states. If business demand warrants, there will be a second sailing by one of the companys ships in August. Those interested in the sailing should apply for particulars to H. S. Dalgliesh, Limited, Watergate Buildings, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Livestockmen Discuss Plan Confer With Weir on Proposed Marketing Scheme; Think New Association Needed Canadian Press REGINA, April 25. A new association of western Canadian livestock producers will have to he formed if Saskatchewan adopts the proposed livestock marketing plan under the Natural Products Marketing Act. Meeting in Regina all day today, first with Hon. Robert Weir, Dominion minister of agriculture, and later with Dr. R. G. Barton, deputy minister, the provincial marketing committee decided that, under the proposed scheme, a new producers' association would be necessary. The association niUHt, they argued, be adapted to the needs of Western Canada. It will form a legal structure through which the local marketing board may be selected from time to time, thus insuring producer control and responsibility. Committee members backed a resolution urging assurance of a new association on other provincial marketing boards considering the proposed marketing plans. The resolution read: After full discussion of the change in the livestock marketing scheme suggested by the Department of Justice, the members of this committee are Btill of the opinion that an association, as incorporated in the scheme approved March 15, is essential and, therefore, recommend to the executive of this committee that the members thereof, in conference with representatives of the committees of Alberta and Manitoba, emphasize the necessity of adherence to this policy." Arrangements are being made for a conference of executive representatives of committees of Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan to be held in Regina. Four Speak During Insurance Meeting Dean Cronkite, Dean Lindsay, Squarebriggs and W. A. Kennedy Heard Today Four addresses were heard by Insurance men at this morning's session of the Saskatoon Life Underwriters Association congress held in the Hudson's Bay Company Spanish Room. W. T. While, C.L.U. was in the chair. Dean F. C. Cronkite of the University of Saskatchewan discussed the rights of the beneficiary with relation to the Bankruptcy Act in his address titled "Insurance Ijjw." S. 8. Squarebriggs traced the beginnings of industrial life insurance and diHcussed developments in that particular type of Insurance, i The cost of the industrial policy was not so great aa that of the ordinary life insurance policy, the speaker stated. The policy carried double indemnity and disability clauses and dividends paid weie on a par with those paid for other types of insurance. Mr. Squarebriggs developed the thought that life insurance companies were safeguards to the health of the nation. It was to the benefit of Insurance companies to decrease the death rate of a country and those insurance companies which had sold industrial Insurance. had been of great service in distributing health pamphlets. W. A. Kennedy. C.L.U., Dominion president, discussed the "Mirrors of Life. There were five different methods through which the prospective buyer of life insurance could he approached, he stated. Dean W. S. Lindsay of the University delivered an illustrated lecture on cancer. It was possible to cure the disease if recognized in its early stages, he emphasized. MODEL MAKERS MEET The Model Makers and Home Craftsmen's Association will meet tonight in Room 802 Canada Building. A model coach will be shown, as well as other home-made products. Visitors are welcome. normal life, she sobbed, "There ere 10 of our family in two looms. He hasn't a fit place to sleep, and he needs nourishment. Hie father has been on relief so long, he has lost interest. He doesn't try to do anything any more. Magistrate Brown made some Inquiries aa to what might be done. "You have not had the same chance that many other boys have had, aatd the bench addressing the child. "However, 1 hope you will remember that many great men started in life under conditions not much better than yours. "Yes, sir." The cases of the two other boys were then heard. Two will report over a period of time to Mr. Rroome and the third was remanded for further consideration. G. W. Norman Not Entitled to Use Union Printing Label, Is Charge j There is only one printing shop in Saskatoon that is entitled to use the union label of the Allied Printing Trades, Fred Gordon, delegate from the typographical union told members of the Tiades and Labor Council Wednesday night. This came as a surprise to most of the members of the council as several of them protested that the firm opei-ated by G. W. Norman was still using tlie union label. Mr. Gordon stated that because Mr. Norman had been unable to pay his union men their wuges, these men had been unable to pay their union dues and so had been dropped from the international organization. Mr. Gordon was immediately asked why the firm was allowed to continue the use of the label. LETS OUT SECRET I am going to let you into a secret, Mr. Gordon replied. There was certain legislation which we wanted at the last session, so we allowed Mr. Norman to continue using the union stamp in hopes that he would help us in the Legislature." Continuing, Mr. Gordon stated the desired legislation had not been forthcoming. Since then, Mr. Norman had been asked to give up the union label in his possession. This he had refused to do, Mr. Gordon charged. As the label was copyrighted, Mr. Gordon said, there would be no difficulty in getting the stamp returned when the Allied Pryiting Trades Council went after it. The whole discussion started when the typographical delegate chal- Gives Explanation On May Day Matter Labor Council Not Sponsoring Celebration, Is Response To Danylchuk In reply to tho statement made yesterday by J. J. Danylchuk, in connection with the May Day celebration, the Saskatoon Trades and Labor Council stated today there was no meeting of the council on Tuesday and that furthermore the Trades and Labor Council is In no way sponsoring the May Day celebration. At the request of an initiative committee, the council did send a delegate to a meeting held on Tuesday at which It was decided that some form of celebration should be held. The invitation to the Trades and Labor Council was issued by J. J. Egge, member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, T. Carter, member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and J. E. Tobin, member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Staff Employees. If Mr. Egge, Mr. Carter and Mr. Tobin and the organizations they represent are even CommuniHUcally inclined, it certainly is news to the Trades and Labor Council, said Gerald Dealtrv, secretary of the council, this morning. Cyril Harding, representative of the Communist Party, said today: We willingly absolve Mi. Danyl-chuk of any guilt of paiticlpalion in working class activities. We would suggest, however, that he take further courses In mind-reading before rushing Into the pi ess as the only disorders which exist in connection with May Day exist In the mind of Mr. Danylchuk. The Communist Party la glad to be able to co-operate with the recognized trade unionists and the progressive Ukrainians in the celebration of the day initiated as Iibnr Day by the American Federation of Labor." Clever Aerialists Stars of Y Circus j Outstanding Drill by Seniors I Also Stands Out; Last Show I Will Be Tonight I Clever aerialistn, who perform many breath-taking stunt on the .high bai, are the stars of the an-1 nunl Y.M.C.A. Circus, showing for I the hint time this evening. Local athletes, ul) products of the local Y" gym school do dual and solo 'acts on the high bar. They are M. j Alford, A. Campbell, 11. Hamilton. , C. Howe, E. Gilbert, H. Martin ! and R. Alexander. Another clever number, a masterpiece of precision, is the drill performed by the Bcnior "Y" leaders. Attired In natty blue gym suits, the young men present an act which will appeal to every person in the audience. The drill will be the Saskatoon Y branch's contribution to the Western Canada leaders' conference, to be held in the city May 4. Tax Payments Are Past Half Million City tax payments which have been flowing into the city coffers I at a steady rate during the past j three months today parsed the half million dollar mark. At noon the-total stood at (503,857.79. Up to the j same date of 1934 the payments i totalled only $238.251 95. i The 1935 payments Include (151,-1 894 71 In the form of arrears. The remainder represents tax prepay-j ments. Current tax notices will start going out Into tile malls within the next two weeks. All notices should bo sent out not later than June 10. BOUDEN FERRY RUNNING The ferry over the North Saskatchewan River near Borden waa opened to traffic this morning, the Saskatchewan Motor Club intimates. JOFLARS ARK LATE PoplBis In the city have begun shedding pollen, a local botanist notices. This is several days later than usual. lenged Alderman A. M. Eddy's statement in City Council that the Star-Phoenix wages and working conditions were the best in the Province. EDDY TO RETRACT It was Mr. Gordons contention that a representative of organized lubor was ill-advised to make such statements about non-union shops when there was a union shop in existence in the city. He went on to explain the difference between the conditions in the Star-Phoenix plant and the union scale. Aldei man Eddy promised to retract the statement he had made at the next City Council meeting, though he emphasized that he had made them in the best faith that he was speaking the truth. Province in D a r k S t i 1 1 Authorities, Like City Heads, Not Told What Relief Plans Are Special to the Stur-Phoenix KKG1NA, April 26. The Saskatchewan Government, in common with City Councils throughout the Frovince, is in the dark as to what the Federal Government proposes to do in respect to direct relief administration after April 30, NO PARLEY CALLED At the end of March a one-month extension of the old agreement was granted with the understanding that a conference was to be called to discuss the whole relief problem and arrive at Bomo basis of relief financing. No such conference has as yet been called. Hon. Robert Weir, Federal minister of agriculture, is slated to confer with Premier Gardiner next Tuesday, but there is no suggestion that he comes armed with new direct relief proposals. Prepared to Oil Streets City Will Buy 100,000 Gallons If Company Will Sell at Five Cents The city will purchase 100,000 gallons of road oil from the Saskatoon Hi-Way Oil Salos Ltd., to be spread on graveled roudways as a dust : layer, if the product can be secured at five rents per gallon. This was a decision of the public works sev tion of the City Council Thursday night, acting upon a recommendation of George D. Archibald, city engineer. The 100,000 gAllons would be sufficient for one application of oil as a dust layer on all semi-macadam roadways in the city. Lowest offer by the oil company for the citys requirements is seven cents per gallon. If the citys bid ; of five rents is not accepted, calcium chloride will be used this year i as an alternative for road oil, ac- cording to the recommendation. A. A. l)V( K The funeral scivire for A. A. Dyck, 248 (Quebec Avenue, who died in a local hospital Monday afternoon will take place at 2.30 o'clock .Satin day afternoon at the Snakatoon Funeral Home. The Rev. J. J. Thiessen will officiate. GEOFFREY LAKE ( The body of Geoffrey Lake, aged ' four yearn, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lake, Jr.f of Asquith, who died Wedneaday night m Saskatoon, was forwaided to Asquith last night for burial. Campbell's Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. UAI.ril E. WILLIAMS Tho funeral of Ralph Eugene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williams. 403 Alexandra Apartments, who was injured nearly two years ago when he fell from a balcony 50 feet above the street, was held Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Campbell's Funeral Home. The service was 'conducted by the Rev. R. E. S. i Toms. Burial took place In Wood j lawn Cemetery MRS. WILIIELMENE .JAEGER The funeral seivice of Mrs. Wil helmine Jaeger, 811 Avenue O, south, was held in McKague's Chapel Thursday afternoon. The service was conducted by the Rev. G. Ottormann. Burial took place in Woodiawn Cemetery. I A genernl meeting of the Canadian la-glon s local branch will ho held at 8 o'clock this evening. The entertainment committee Is arranging a smoker to be held in the clubrooms at 8 oclock Saturday evening. Ed. Howe will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Cooperative Commonwealth Youth Movement which will be held at 102 Bowernian Block next Tuesday evening at 8 oclock. The C.C.F. agricultural policy will be discussed. An invitation is extended to all young people. The address of Joseph Edwin Clark, 17, who waa jailed for theft by Magistrate Brown last Saturday was reported in this page aa 814 Victoria Avenue. The addiess should have read 1814 Victoila Avenue. South Still C a n Raise Best Wheat Stricken Section Will Come Back, Premier Gardiner Says NEED DECENT PRICE HISTORY OF PLAINS TOLD AT MEETING OF LIFE UNDERWRITERS HERE Convinced that there was no place in the world better fitted to the needs of raisins a family than southern Saskatchewan, and emphasizing the need of a systematic method of saving money in order to meet recurring difficulties. Premier James G. Gardiner last night addressed a banquet attended by members and guests of the Saskatoon Life Underwriters Association, in congress here, BEST WHEAT More than 150 persons attended the affair, held In the King George Hotel dining room. S. S. Squarebriggs, president of the local association, preaided and W. A. Kennedy, C.L.U., Dominion president of the Life Underwriters Association, His Worship the Mayor, and A. J. Trotter, Board of Trade president, sat at the head table. The Premier traced the history of that section of the Province which lately had become known as the drouth area." Taking an oblong sheet of paper, he folded it diagonally to represent the division between the northern moist section and the southern dry sector. The dry section, he commented, was on the third steppe of the Prairies, about 3,400 feet above sea level That country, due to ita higher altitude, could support only grasses, whereas territory a short distance away, yet lower in altitude, could support huge trees. It was on that high land that the world's best wheat was produced, the Premier claimed. The wheat waa harder and more rich in protein, due to the fact that, it received a minimum amount of moisture. Experience over an 18-year period of wheat producing In the southern section of the Province had taught farmers there that climatic conditions were variable. It had been shown that it was possible for a crop failure to occur one year and the very next year a bumper crop t might he reaped. Agriculturists I must learn to store up during the 1 good years to provide for the lean ones, the Premier stressed. Up lo 1928 that section of Saskatchewan had produced more wheat than the Federal Government would allow to be exported. TURN TO PAGE 10 COLUMN 3 A. Payne Acquitted On Charge of Theft Found Not Guilty of Stealing Wagon; Now Resident on Northern Farm Arrested at his farm home between Beatty and Meskanaw on a charge of stealing a wagon and equipment belonging to David L. Stewart, 713 Eleventh Street, Saskatoon, in the Fall of 1933, A. G. Pavne, formerly resident in tho Sutherland district, Wednesday was acquitted by Provincial Magistrate .1. T. larger in Royal Canadian Mounted Police Court here. Stewart maintained he hed let Pnvne have the UBe of the wagon for a month for which he was to receive a load of hay. The latter testified no time limit had been placed on the use of the wagon. He had used It to transport his wife and family to the northern settlement. He had understood he could keep the wagon if he paid for it. He had intended to pay for it but hnd not been able to raise the money. He hsd the wagon and equipment on his farm. The court was shown a memorandum of the agreement concerning the use of the wagon for a load of hay. Since there was no time limit provided, the magistrate felt none had been agreed upon. The fact that Payne admitted taking the wagon and still having it on his farm, Magistrate Leger considered evidence he was not trying to hide a theft. He would give Payne the benefit of the doubt and set him free. Constable J. Milton appeared for the prosecution: Russell Hartney was Payne s counsel. olf Cube of the 12th 8a. kstoon Pack will meet at Grace Church this evening at 7 o'clock when final arrangements will be made for the boys to see the C hief Scout on his visit here. , lion. R. B. Hanson, minister of 1 trade and commerce will address 1 a noon lunctieon of the Canadian Club in the King George Hotel Monday, it was announced by W. J. Young, secretary of the club toduy. Mr. Hanson had not stated his topic, the secretary said. Secondhand dealers sometimes are fooled. Asked what unsaleable articles he had bought one dealer said Thursday that he had bought a teapot to which the bottom had been glued. When it was picked up later, the bottom fell (ff. He had hsd a potato peeler In bis stoie for a year.

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