Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on November 12, 1935 · 3
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wcitejiosiery XMAS CARDS Have y.iu delected your personal Greeting Cards? Conte in and look over our large selection. DIAMOND MEIU HANTS SAhKATOON KUKKR CLMR HHADOWI.KSS, pfcR PAIS 81 ,M HOLD tXn.lUVlLf BT NEXT TO BANK OP NOVA HCOTIA Wl.i ,t MORTONS LTD. 3 IRKS The Star Phoenix Goes Home. SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN. TUESDAY, N O V K M B E K 12, ID :I The Stai Priorll ; wo- Hme Young Children Provide Problem For Authorities Five Found in Danger of Freezing or Starving Although Parents Offered Relief in Distant Rural Municipality , The five young children of Mrs. Lena Funk, 2239 Franklin Avenue, today presented a problem to the city authorities which they hoped to solve following a special meeting this afternoon of the Relief Appeal Board. The case, not new to the officials, who described it as one of those in which the legal responsibility rests in a distant municipality where the parents have refused to return came to the fore again today after J. H. Speers, local feed and flour merchant had visited the home and found the children, one a baby of 10 months.dn danger of starving or freezing to death. The children were visited Saturday by Mr. Speers who found them grouped about a heater in which one stick of wood was burning out. The baby sat shivering in a high chair. There had been no food since porridge at breakfast time and the setting generally was one of dire distress. HELP WAITING IN R.M. OF MORRIS Although Mr. Speers alleged that the mayor had shown a total lack of Interest in the case when notified by him, Mr. Pinder said today that in any case the children would not be allowed to starve. The Funk family has no claim for unemployment relief here, and will have to return to Morris where the authorities are prepared to give any assistance required," Mayor Pinder said today. The municipality has indicated its willingness to accept the responsibility of providing the family with relief, railway transportation has been provided, and an official of the Government employment bureau here has offered to pack and ship the familys effects. Despite these arrangements the family has consistently refused to leave Saskatoon, the mayor emphasized. SPECIAL MEETING . Further action was anticipated as a result of a special session of the Relief Appeal Board called for 2.30 o'clock this afternoon. We will make sure that the children are not allowed to starve, continued the mayor who said he had already discussed the matter with the Provincial Child Welfare Bureau, and had asked A. S. Wright, secretary of the Childrens Aid Society, to keep a close dheck on the situation. Some other arrangements may have to be made for the children, added the mayor. He gave no Indication of the nature of the arrangements he had in mind. Last week the mayor along with Relief Officer G. W. Parker, and Inspector Albert Milne of the City Police, called at the Funk home and attempted to induce the family to leave for Morris. At that time the mayor emphasized the mothers responsibility to her children, and pointed out the dangers of lack of food and neglect. There Is no occasion for suffering," the mayor emphasized. "Food and shelter is awaiting them in their own municipality. There is no question of the municipalitys willingness to grant such assistance. If Saskatoon gives relief to this family, we will have to assist every transient family that comes along. In a month or two we would be caring for oyer 500 outside families." Mr. Speers had received a request to visit the home of Mrs. Funk, where he was told he would find five children starving and freezing to death. He responded to the call and found what he termed the worst case of suffering and privation he had ever seen. He secured some coal and wood, got a warm fire started in the heater and then proceeded to get food for the youngsters. The children ate their second meal of the day at 7.30 o'clock in the evening. I am sure the baby would have frozen to death in another hour, he related to a Star-Phoenix representative. After providing against that eventuality, Mr. Speers called Mayor Pinder and asked him to go and Dinner-Dance To Celebrate Opening Function at The Bess-borough Announced ; Tj Be First Hotel Event Official opening of The Bessbor-ough will take place on December 10, according to announcement by j H. W. Aslin, manager. On the eve- j ning of the opening day there will ; he a special supper dance to cele- i brate the event. This dance, Mr. Aslin points out, will be definitely the first function in the new hotel. With a large attendance anticipated, the management has decided to limit the number of tickets to eliminate Inconvenience and overcrowding. Dancing will start at 9 oclock and continue until 2. Supper will he served at 11 o'clock in the main dining room and in the banquet room. Reservations will be taken by mail or telephone from November 20. UNEMPLOYED MEET A mass meeting of associations of ihe unemployed will be held in the S.U.U. Hall, Avenue D, on November 14 at 2.30 p.m. The Weather At 2 o'clock this afternoon the Star-Phoenix thermometer registered 8 degrees. University of Saskatchewan readings at 8 oclock this morning: Temperature, 10 below zero; bar ometer, 30.30; humidity, 92, Summary of preceding 24 hours; Maximum temperature, 9.8; mini-nnm temperature. 10 below zero; vlnd, average velocity, 15.6; maxi uum velocity, 20; direction, east; hours of sunshine; ,01 inch melt-. snow. visit the home. His invitation was declined, he later stated. The mayor had Informed him that he knew of the case and was not interested, Mr. Speers said. It was learned that the Funk family had come to Saskatoon some months ago but had not been in the city long enough to secure city relief. They had come from Morris municipality and could return there to receive Government and municipal aid. They did not wish to do so, although the reasons were not learned. After the family had come to the city, the father had gone to the. country to try and earn money selling music lessons. PAPER FOR MATTRESS Early Saturday evening Mr. Speers took a Star-Phoenix reporter to the Funk home to see the condition. He told of his conversation with Mayor Pinder and also disclosed he had taken Alder-men S. A. Early and J. H. Cameron to the residence earlier In an effort to interest them in the case. . Alderman Cameron, he alleged, had simply argued the legalities of the case, pointing out the city could not give the family relief or there would be 500 other families maxing immediate application. Arriving at. the house, the press representative was ushered into a four-roomed dwelling. The front room waa bare of all furniture except a couple of kitchen chairs. An adjoining room boaated a trunk and a double bed with a layer of newspapers in place of a mattress. In the kitchen were found the five children standing about the tall heater, now blazing merrily in contrast with the rest of the surroundings. On one side was a Toronto couch on which Mrs. Funk and her five babies slept they had to huddle together at nights to keep warm. SNOW FOR WATER The whole home seemed concentrated, in the kitchen. There was the only bed used, the only heater, the only table, the only meagre stock of household utensils. There was another room in which a barrel of snow, to be melted and used for water, reposed. A bag of candy, carried by chance in a coat pocket, brought polite expressions of appreciation from the tots who had had nothing since breakfast time. A little later some groceries were received with the same politeness. Ravenous for food, they nevertheless did not forget their manners. A kind neighbor, who, is was learned, was responsible for most of the clothing the youngsters possessed, was there Charles Wyma of 2301 Lome Avenue. He had been doing what he could to ease the familys condition, although he realised the city could not give the family relief. Mrs. Funk was not at home. She was downtown seeking some food and fuel for the protection of her little ones. It was learned later that she was seriously ill, suffering from exposure caused by the cold weather as she went from place to place seeking assistance and clad in only flimsy clothing. Commenting on the case, Mr. Speers felt it was a glaring example of poverty in the midst of plenty. He maintained it was not a case in. which legal technicalities should be allowed to endanger the lives end welfare of five little children. No matter who was at fault, human sympathy should surpass all rules. The main consideration was that little children should not suffer. When Saskatoon Was Younger From the Files of the Phoenix and the Star TWENTY YEARS AGO November 12, 1915. One railway company had handled more than 60,000,000 bushels of grain during the Fall. It waa the heaviest movement ever recorded. Advocates of peace planned an International conference at Beren, Switzerland. Nine new battalion were to be raised in Western Canada. Five teams, one of them representing a battalion in training here, entered the Saskatchewan hockey league. Officials of the Patriotic Fund told their annual meeting that $600,000 would be needed here during the year. TEN YEARS AGO November 12 1925. Events of November 11, 1918, were recalled as the city celebrated Armistice Day. High schools in the icity were overcrowded chiefly because of the influx of non-resident pupils. United Staten railways placed an embargo against Canadian potatoes entering certain American cities. The Saskatchewan Government promised to aid in building a new borne for the Childrens Aid Society here. The Prince Albert Board of Trade urged the establishment of a National Park in the vicinity of the city. Six members of the Sheiks had reported for training in preparation for the opening of the professional jockey season. ' Charged With Murdering RIAl .14 ,rr i f fKA i j' i , it'i'i'.n zzmk 5 rr Hi ATAPOLEON FOUQUETTE, stalwart 17-year-old son of Ernest Fouquette, the aged Leask farmer who was beaten to death in a lane at Leask last July, is shown leaving the police station in the town last week after he had been placed under arrest, charged with the murder. The arrest followed a four-day inquest into the farmers death, the inquiry having been delayed for police investigation. The jury not only found the elder Fouquette had been murdered, but suspected perjury In the evidence of relatives, naming one woman specifically. Detective Sergeant J. S. Wood and Detective Corporal E. J. Des-rosiers are seen following the youthful accused from the building. ALBERT B. F, HELPS Albert B. F. Helps, aged 60 years, passed away at the family residence, 123 Avenue E, south, Monday afternoon. Mr. Helps had resided in Saskatoon for 15 years. Hfe was engaged in the blacksmithing business. He is survived by his widow and one eon Milton. Another son, Theodore, was killed in an aircraft accident at Warman on Oct. 8, 1929. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, at 2 o'clock, with the Very Rev. Dean W. L. Armitage, high chaplain of the Canadian Order of Foresters officiating. Mr. Helps was a member of the order. The rites will take place in Campbell's Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Woodiawn Cemetery. f HENRY FAUST Henry Faust, aged 48, of 418 Twenty-second Street, east, died in Fewer Look For Office Only Six Persons Are in Field for Five Seats On City Council Possibility of a smaller number of aspirants for civic honors than in the past four or five civic contests is indicated by the fact that only six have entered the field for the five vacancies on City Council, and that the mayor who is seeking re-election, is the only aspirant for that office. A new name in election rumors is that of J. M. Gold-enberg, well known lawyer, who, it is said, has been asked to run for the public school board. Mr. Goldenberg would not comment. VOTE IN TWO WEEKS , The civic eelctions will be held two weeks from today. Two and three years ago the aldermanic list contained from 20 to 30 names two weeks prior to election day. Possibility of an acclamation for Mayor Pinder, waa voiced today by several political dopesters. Dr. J. T. M. Anderson and Howard McConnell, K.C., have both been prominently mentioned as possible as-pirants for the office of chief magistrate but both have indicated they would not become candidates. Four of the five retiring aider-men will seek re-election. They are Aldermen Early, MacEachern, Mac-Dermid and Hunter. The other two in the field are W. S. Harrison. Trades and Labor Council nominee, and Cyril Harding, Communist. Burglars Obtain $1,100 at Regina X REOINA, Nov. 12 Burglars early this morning rifled the safe of the Metropolitan Theatre and it Is reported they secured $1,100, the re- , celpta from the week-end and holiday performances. No clues have been found, al-. though the door of the theatre was ! round unlocked this morning and ' the safe had been opened by the combination, CASE ADJOURNED The case of Nellie Cairns, 138 Avenue G, south, charged on October 27 with keeping liquor for sale, ; an(J which was scheduled for hear-1 ing in the police court this morning ; was adjourned until November 20.; Inspector Albert Milne said that the ; case waa not ready, and an adjourn- j ment was in order. Aiy. . rr r-!41 ' r S ', :.M I it ' A j ; ... Si c Saskatoon Saturday. He had resided in Saskatoon since the first of the year and had been a resident of Calgary for the previous 15 years. The body was forwarded to Mor-den, Man., Saturday evening. Campbell's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. MRS. MARGARET HARVEY Mrs. Margaret Harvey, aged 65, of Rosthern, passed away in Saskatoon. on Saturday morning. She had been a resident of Rosthern for the past 25 years and was predeceased by her husband several years ago. A brother, W. J. Johnstone, lives in Ireland, and three sisters, Mrs. E. Brindley, and Ellen Johnstone, of Melbourne, Australia, and Mrs. J. Ward of Saskatoon also survive. The funeral service was held in the Rosthern Anglican Church, Monday afternoon. Campbells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. MARGARET STACK Margaret Stack, aged 29, passed away at her home at Hurdman Lodge, near Asquith, Sunday, Born in Ontario, Bhe had lived at Hurdman Lodge for 26 years. Surviving are her mother, four brothers, James, Thomas, Ray and John, all of Hurdman Lodge, and five sisters, Mrs. McLeod and Nellie of Asquith, Irene and Mrs. Houlahan of Eden-vilie, Ontario, and Mrs. Johnston of Vancouver. The funeral service will be held at the family home at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Burial will be made in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Arelee. The Saskatoon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. MRS. MARGARET GREAVES Mrs. Margaret S. Greaves, aged 79, for 10 years a Saskatoon resident, died in a Vancouver hospital recently. Her home was at Renown. Surviving are two sons, Eric and Kenneth, at Renown, a son, Philip, in Manchester, England, and a daughter, Mrs. H. Thin, of Bognor, Sussex, England. The body will be brought to Saskatoon for burial. A second daughter, M r. Sybil Mack-lin, who died early this year, is also buried in Saskatoon, The Saskatoon Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. WILLIAM J. HILL Funeral service for William J. Hill, Saskatoon florist, was held in the chapel of McKague's Funeral Home on Saturday. The Rev. R. M. Millman officiated. Masonic rites were observed and members of the Eastern Star Lodge attended in a body. Honorary pallbearers were H. D. Elliott. J. E. West, A. R. Orme, H. G. Distin, John Eddall, William Bradley and Ralph Dill. Mrs. Hill accompanied the body to Vancouver. MRS. ROBERT CROSS Funeral service for Mrs. Robert Cross of Young was held in the Westminster United Church on Monday afternoon. The Rev. Clarence Halliday officiated. Pallbearers were R. Rock, W. Norris, Percy Marshall, Murray Wilson, D. 11. Marshall and F. Shoquist. Burial wss made in Woodiawn Cemetery. McKagues Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Terrific Toll of Ducks Taken by Recent Storm The Klorm of a few days ago took terrific toll of ducks in the Winter area, according to George Dextrase of that town. (Winter Ib west of Unity). Mr. Dextrane told the Ktar-lhoenlx that ltke Seagram Ib littered with dead ducks, frozen In the ice. The wind and Bnow were so severe that the birds could not go to the fields to feed, they became weak and froze to death in the ice. The species ranged right from the teal to the mallard, Mr. Dextrase said. The storm has caused more deaths to the ducks than sportsmen would in a whole season. Lake Seagram Is In township 42, range 24, west of the third. His Father j ' ' - 1 sv ' ' V s r ' s S , V , Will Wait For Report No Developments Here In Sikorski Probe, ' Coroner States Coroner A. H. Armitage, M.D., who is conducting an investigation at the request of Police Chief Donald into the death of Mrs. Joseph Sikorski, aged 69, of 435 Avenue E, south, reported no new developments in the case last night. The coroner was unable to say whether an inquest would be held until reports of the provincial analyst at Regina were received. TWO CAUSES Causes for the investigation into the death of Mrs. Sikorski are twofold. Complaints of interested parties and the lack of a doctors certificate of death led Chief Donald to request a probe. Atrocity Stories Still Told, Report Regina German-Canadians to Investigate Alleged Action Of Some Teachers REGINA, Nov. 12. Are Regina school teachers still telling their pupils stories of supposed atrocities commitcd by German soldiers during the Great War? Allegations that certain teachers are doing so are to be investigated by the executive of the Regina branch of the Oerman-Canadian Association of Saskatchewan. At the regular meeting of the Regina branch of the society Thursday night, such charges were made by several persons, the story most frequently told being "that. German soldiers stuck their bayonets through small children and carried them over their shoulders. Resenting such action on the basis that such stories had long since been disproved by high authorities, the Gertnan-C'anadian Club of Regina moved to investigate the charges at Us meeting on Thursday. Claiming that such action on the part of teachers will only engender hatred among the children of different nationalities, the organization feels that it is all the more reprehensible when many organizations are directing unceasing efforts to fostering a better understanding between the opposing nationalities in the last war. Confidence Game Here Is Alleged Long-Sought Man Being Brought From Coast To Stand Trial THE LOST WALLET! LOlIS PRICE ACCUSED OF SWINDLING STOREKEEPER OUT OF $2,000 The story of the Lost Wallet has bobbed up again in Saskatoon. This time it comes via Vancouver, where it is not unknown- In fact it is rather well known from Miami to Montreal, and from New Mexico to the Klondyke. Briefly, it goes something like this. A guest in a hotel stumbles upon a fat wallet, which evidently belongs to a man of means. Opening it for purposes of identification, he concludes his supposition is correct. It evidently is the property of a wealthy sportsman. At that time two strangers appear. One recognizes the purse, and offers a substantial reward. The finder of course does not wish to take any gift. 1 iis new-found friends offer to let him in on a good thing. The inevitable follows. The man awakens to find himself swindled. 1932 CRIME It Is alleged that Walter Louis Price, alias Cohen, aged 41, and who gives his occupation as salesman, conspired to secure money from James Herbert Jardine, storekeeper of Marwayne, Alta., on September 16, 1932. It la further alleged that Price, a native of the United States, conspired to defraud Jardine to the extent of $2,000 in a local hotel by the lost wallet system. Price was arrested in Vancouver Thursday on a charge of conspiracy. An officer of the R. C. M. P. is en route to the Coast city to return the wanted man to Saska toon. Saskatoon city police co-operat ing with the efty police of points across Canada, and the United States as well as the R.C.M.P., have been tracing Price for years. At one time in 1933, they found he was in jail in Tacoma, Wash., but extradition difficulties stood in the way of bringing hifn here. TWO OTHKKS WANTED Wanted also are Price's two friends, William Francis McKelvey, alias J. B. Wilson, aged 37, born in the United States, and John Corbett, native of Regina, aged 27. Search is being made for the pair. They were wanted on the same charge. Police records here show that all three have been convicted of criminal acts, and all three have been arrested for the alleged crime of conspiracy in 1932. At the time of the arrests difficulties stood in the way of extradition. When Price arrives here he will he charged before Police Magistrate Brown with conspiracy to defraud Jardine of $2,000 by advancing a scheme to make money on the horses. Grant Board Extra Power j Wheat Pool Delegates Meet; I In Regina; Favor Fixed ! I Price Idea - ! Canadian Press RKGINA, Nov. 11. Recommendations for strengthening the Sowers of the Canadian Wheat oard by bringing into force provisions already contained in the legislation establishing it, but not yet effective; continuance of the principle of a fixed minimum price related to production costs; and complete confidence in its present personnel, were expressed in three resolutions hearing on this subject passed unanimously by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool delegates at their meeting Saturday afternoon. The resolution read: "That this meeting of delegates 1 believes that it is in the best inter-Jests of the grain growers of West-j ern Canada that provision he made that the Canadian Wheat Board i operate for a period of not less than five years for the marketing of grain, including coarse grains, and further, that sections 9, 10, 11. J4 ;and 16 of the Canadian Wheat ! Board Act should be brought into ' force by proclamation prior to the movement of 1936 crop, so that all grains shall be marketed through the hoard" (Four of the sections j referred to provide for control of ! elevators, and set out penalties for infraction; the othei affects marketing of coarse grains). "That this meeting strongly recommends that the principle of establishing a fixed minimum price for grain related to the cost of pio duction should be maintained throughout the period the Canadian Wheat Board is in operation. Whereas the successful operation of the Canadian Wheat Board depends to a very large degree of the relationship of the board and grain producers, and whereas the present members of the board were appointed after consultation with representatives of the organized roducers, and whereas this meet-rig believes that the appointees have the complete confidence of grain producers of Western Canada; resolved that this meeting of delegates record its complete confidence In the ability and integrity of the present personnel of the Canadian Wheat Board to carry out Tl RN TO VlK 4. COLUMN 2. Human Derelict Unshaven, unshorn, unwashed, his cloihes in tatters. Robert Kel-lett, aged 38, a derelict without home, money or friends, stood before Poliee Magistrate Brown this morning, and pleaded guilty to a charge of vagrancy. He told the bench he had nothing to say for himself. "Down and out? queried the magistrate. He nodded. Inspector Milne said that Kel-iett had been hovering around doorways and buildings in the bitter cold. When asked if he had managed to do any work during harvest, the man did not even seem to know there had been a harvest season. "We cannot see you freezing in doorways, or starving, and we cant have you being a nuisance around buildings, observed the bench, levying $5 and costa or three months in jail. Riot Quiz Adjourned Investigation Into Fuss At Regina Stands Over' For One Week. Canadian Press REGINA, Nov. 12. The Saskatchewan commission appointed to investigate the Dominion Day IUot in Regina and matters preceding and following the riot in connection with the On-to-Ot-tawa trekkers from Vancouver last June, was adjourned for one week at the opening hearing this morning. The adjournment was made upon a wire request from the deputy minister of justice at Ottawa. MAY REPLACE COUNSEL Counsel for strikers Rsked for a national Inquiry In order to secure evidence outside the Province, but the chairman of the commission, Hon. Mr. Justice J. T. Brown, pointed out the commission had powers to act in that regard. Counsel appointed by the former Federal Government to represent the Dominion, F. B. Bagshaw, K.C and the R.C.M.P., E. C. Leslie, Regina, had been notified by wire from the deputy minister of justice at Ottawa, to take no further action In this matter In behalf of the Dominion Government and the police. It is anticipated appointment of counsel to represent the Dominion and the Mounted Police will be nmde during adjournment. In view of the chairman's remarks, it Is expected also sittings may be hold outside the Province, Involving sessions in Vancouver, origin of the trek, of camp strikers. PLAN DELEGATION Canadian Press REGINA, Nov. 11. Plan to send a delegation of three, two of whom are Reginans, to Ottawa to press upon the King Government the desire of relief camp strikers for a widening of the Regina riot Inquiry to national scope, tonight was announced by Arthur Evans, relief camp strike leader. M. J. Coldwell, M.P., Evans said, had Indicated his willingness to be one of the delegation. Rev. S. B. East, Regina clergyman, had also said he waa willing. It was proposed that Matt Shaw, relief camp strike leader, would make the third. If fumla can be raised, the delegation will leave Regina next Monday. It is proposed, said Mr. Evans, to have a number of sympathizers and relief camp strike workers, join the delegation from both Winnipeg and Toronto. CONTEST FOR HCMHOLOT Special to the Star-Phoenix III MltOLDT, Sank.. Nov. 12. Eleventh hour entry of the CC'.F., Joseph Burton will oppose Dr. 1. King, Liberal nominee, in the provincial hy-electinn here. Nominations closed at 2 oclock this afternoon. Mr. Burton was the unanimous choice of a C.C.F. meeting Monday night. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Humboldt In the recent Federal elections. MAYORS APPEAL Mayor Pinder today issued a general appeal for support of the Family Welfare and Social Service fln-roau drive for funds, which will be conducted during the next two weeks. I The om-ordia 4 horns 'II;tr- monie will meet In the King Edward Hotel at 8.15 oclock this evening The Hiiuiutl meeting of the Saskatoon Figure Skating Cluh will lie held in the office of .lame-s Richardson ami Sons, (anaoa Building, at 8 o'clock this evenms. A Election of officers will take place at the annual meeting of the Gei man-Canadian Club Concordia this evening. The meeting will be in the King Edward Mott?! at 8.30 o'clock. A slight earthquake shock was recorded by the seismograph Ht the University of Saskatchewan from 11.48 am. to 12.14 pm on Sunday, apparently .hat experienced in the Bntiah West Indie. The Canadian Legion Male Chorus will meet Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. for practice as usual. An urgent appeal is made to all members to be present as Ihcie is much work to be done before the concert on December 2. The Mayfair Ratepayer anti Residents Association will hold its monthly meeting in the new Gang Raids Made From Saskatoon Thieves Who Victimized Rural Merchants Get Terms in Prison THREE SENTENCED MOUNTED FOLK E ILl END TO ROBBERIES WHICH NETTED 1,000 IN BOOTY Sentences of 18 months, two years and two years and three months were given this morning in Mounted Police court to a trio of burglars who worked out of Saskatoon during August and looted more titan $1,000 in goods from merchants" in northern Saskatchewan. Two of the men had long criminal records In Saskatchewan and British Columbia. One was a first offender. TIIKEE MONTHS WORK Arraigned in court 12 days ago the trio pleaded guilty to counts of breaking and entering Moultons store at Dellsle where $800 in merchandise was stolen; breaking and entering Mormon's store at Den holm, and breaking and entering Marshalls store at Harris. About $100 in goods was taken from each of the latter places. In addition, the men faced a charge of possessing a radio stolen in Beiseker, Al berta. The prosecutions were brought by Constable J. A. Milton, R.C.M.P. who apprehended the men after nearly three months work on the case. None of the goods was re covered. It was believed that they were sold in small lots in Saskatoon. The men had practically no money when arrested. George Warren, eldest member of the gang, participated in all three robberies in Saskatchewan and drew two years and three months in penitentiary on each count, sentences to run concurrently. He was first convicted in New Westminstei in 1932 for a similar offense. In 1933 he drew a three-year sentence in Vancouver for robbery with violence and was released in May this year in the general commutation of sentences in connection with the Silver Jubilee celebrations, - NO PREVIOUS CRIMES' John Small said he had never stolen anything. He had been sentenced on several counts of forging and uttering and on false pretenses. His sentence was two years for participation in the Denholm robbery. He had previously denied having any criminal record. Previous convictions had been registered against him in Regina and Swift Current under the name of John J. Toews. Jack Adams, a first offender who was Involved in all three robberies in northern Saskatchewan, was given 18 months in Prince Albert j jail on each count, the sentences ! to t un concurrently. Magistrate J. ! T. Leger read him a strong lecture I before passing sentence, pointing i out that he had more than $1,000 j of other people's property. I All three received sentences of 1 six months to run concurrently, for possession of the stolen radio. Two Admit Theft From Roomer Here j A suitcase containing under-jweiir. sweater, windbreaker and j other clothing valued at a total of i $r0 rest Ing in a room at 214 Avenue E, south, proved a temptation fot ! James Kennedy, 28. and Char les j Smith, 27. The two transients were I staying in the rooming house at the above address on November 7. So j too, was Everett Roe, owner of the j bag and contents. When Roe missed this clothing he notified the police. ; The officers found that the pair had sold the articles in the secondhand store. The goods were recov-! ered. When charged in the police court this nmrning both pleaded guilty They were remanded until 2.30 o'clock this afternoon for sentence. BOARD OF TRADE The c o n ( i I of the Board of Trade will meet at 4 30 oclock this after- roon. annex of Mayfair School at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening, November 13. The appointment of the J. M. Pollock Motor Company Limited as distributors in this area for the new Hu(1m'H ami Terraplane cars is announced today by Ross McKinnon. vice-president and general sales manage! of Hudson Motors of Canada Limited. The Lloa'imt llill Ratepayer and Residents Association will hold a go neral meeting in Pleasant Hill School at 8 o'clock this evening. Arrangements fur a daive on Friday in aid of the Christinas heat, fund for the scncoi ch Idrun will be among matt i- arrange,!. 1 Stamp collector of the city will i.e mtere&Rd in a first flight announcement by Inited Stales postal authorities. A new air mail service is being snaMnrated from San Francisco to Canton, China, ia Honolulu and Manila. First bights are scheduled us follow.: v.tf.tboimd to leave San Francisco on lYOVunibcr 22 and eaatbotmd to have Manila on December 2. Airaiigemcuts may be made foi fhst flight cancellations with the postmaster at San Francisco.

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