Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on March 1, 1933 · 3
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Wednesday, March 1, 1933
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fi t r.i; live. I DELIVERED IN CITY $1.00 PER MONTH Payable Semi-monthly to Carrier tmiliiillt H limit long Mini pIhu U pim k avp 8 MONTHS 1.75 United States and Great Britain $1,00 per month; $10.00 per year. THE STAR-PHOENIX 1 TEAR MONTHS The Star-Phoenix Goes Home. SASKATOON, S A S K A T G II E W A N, W K U N K S 1) A Y, M A K 0 IL 1, 193 3. The Star-Phoenix Goes Home. Municipal Meet Opened Here By Lieut. Governor MUNR0E URGES CONTINUATION OF CO-OPERATION BETWEEN ALL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT; IMPORTANT DECISIONS TO BE MADE Facing the longest list of resolutions yet presented for their attention and with matters of considerable moment at the present timer members of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities opened their twenty-eighth annual convention in the Technical Collegiate auditorium here this morning. The convention was opened by His Honor Lieutenant-Governor Dr. II. E. Munroe, who spoke briefly on the importance of municipal government in the scheme of administration enjoyed by members of the British Commonwealth. He urged a continuation of co-operation between all branches of government at a time when constant care was required for the careful administration of affairs and when the need for reduced taxes was the universal cry. MORE THAN 400 DELEGATES HERE More than 400 official and visiting delegates had been registered at noon today while executives of , the association felt there would be many more attend the sessions during the next two days of the convention. The delegates received their official welcome to Saskatoon from Mayor J. S. Mills, A. H. Fahl, vice-president of the Saskatoon Board of Trade, and Commissioner J. H. Holmes of the same organization. Mayor Mills commented on the need for courage, resourcefulness, cheerfulness and firmness on the part of municipal executives at the present time. It was his opinion that the attacks of armchair .critics" should not be taken too much to heart, but that municipal authorities should carry on courageously and to their best ability. Messrs. Fahl and Holmes spoke of the excellent co-operation that existed on the Saskatoon Board of Trade between rural and urban members of the council, and referred to efforts of that body to assist the farmers wherever possible. ' J. R. Near, vice-president of the S.A.R.M., replied to the addresses of welcome on behalf of the delegates. He too emphasized the necessity of closer co-operation between rural and urban activity. This morning's session was featured by the address of the president of the association, G. H. Hummel of Nokomis, and the detailed report of the permanent secretary, J. J. McGurran. Mr. McGurran's report gave a detailed account of the work of the executive during the past year and disclosed to the convention many of the matters which would receive the attention of the delegates during the remainder of the convention. POLL TAX Reviewing the results of the 1932 convention, the. report related the disposition of the 66 resolutions that had carried. One only of these was questioned that calling for the establishment of a municipal poll tax. It was the secretarys opinion that the income tax surtax of $5 levied by the government last year had taken its place. It was intimated that further action would be taken to have the privilege of making this special levy in rural municipalities. With an increase in the membership of the association from 266 in 1931 to 278 in 1932, 92 per cent of the rural municipalities in the province were now enrolled. The auditors statement showed a surplus of $47,574.76 for 1932, an increase of $990.50 over the previous year and an increase of $2,403.78 since the opening of the central office in 1930. SOLDIER SETTLERS Efforts to have soldier settlement taxation subject to provincial laws were detailed and a report of progress noted. It was pointed out that $394,497 had been paid by the federal government to the three prairie provinces in such taxes during 1931. An amendment to the Soldier Settlement Act also had been obtained to allow the transfer of settlement lands unoccupied for two year periods to the municipality in which the lands were situated. As a consequence approximately 750 parcels of land were in process of transfer at the present time. It was noted, however, that the problem of securing a definite means of obtaining taxes levied against settlement lands had not been obtained, and it was announced that solicitors presently were considering the matter in Saskatoon. The trading activities of the association were said to be proceeding with some success and it was noted that only one defalcation had occurred under fidelity bonds written by the association. BANK ACT REVISION Referring to his attendance at the Bank Act revision committee, Mr. McGurran stated he had not advocated a municipal currency but had observed that an amendment to the Rural Municipalities Act making the issue of scrip possible would require also an amendment to the Bank Act. He had urged a legislative committee on gasoline inquiry, in which connection, Mr. McGurran stated the situatii r was not clear yet and felt further ction would be forthcoming. We sincerely hope, he said, that the re-commedations of this committee will result in the appointment of a royal commission by the federal authorities to go thoroughly into the matter of petroleum products." PRESIDENTS ADDRESS Mr. Hummel dealt at length with the work of the executive and committee of the association during the past two years. The last convention in Saskatoon had been held four years ago and at that time the construction of highways and market roads had been of paramount importance. Conditions have changed greatly, Mr. Hummel pointed out. For the past three ye'ars, in many parts of the province, municipalities had been chiefly concerned with providing necessities of life for residents and fodder for livestock. Municipalities throughout the province were experiencing the growing problem of how to meet the demand for needed services in the face of continually falling revenues. Collection of taxes, hospitalization, care of indigent sick, keeping schools open and meeting the need for local relief constituted the chief problems municipalities were called upon to solve at -this time. LEVY POSSIBLE The president told of the decision which remains to be made regarding hospital financing. The Saskatchewan Hospital Association had revealed to the executive the huge deficits which are piling up for taxpayers to make good. Rural municipal guaranteed accounts have remained unpaid. It was agreed between the committees of the hospital association and the rural municipalities to provide hospitalization, the only solution would be for the government to give the municipalities power to levy a tax not over a mill for payment of hospital accounts. The municipal executive had assured the hospital association that the municipal officials viewed provision of hospitalization to indigents with alarm and that they were doing everything possible in the face of present conditions. SCHOOL FINANCING Mr. Hummel is a member of the provincial committee to study school financing and as the committee's findings were not yet ready for publication, he could not reveal what has been done. He had some interesting figures to give, however, stating among other things that Saskatchewan spent $14,500,000 on education in 1930. He spoke of diminished school bank accounts. The municipal officials did not want to take from trustees any local autonomy or dictate their school policies, but until normal times returned it was his opinion that councils and school boards should consult each other in a spirit of co-operation respecting final" ing and operation of their schools. Dealing briefly with the issue of scrip to assist municipal financing, Mr. Hummel said that as the result j of legal advice he had taken he felt that sci ip was contrary to law and caution should be exercised before attempting to adopt this method. Debenture payments were no doubt giving many municipal councils concern. Many municipalities were quietly meeting payments as they fell due. Those not so well situated were advised by Mr. Hummel to pay interest, or if that were impossible, to seek an extension of time from bondholders. CONDEMNS WAR The president referred to the ' ANGUS MACPHERSON publicity director of the Rotary minstrel show Zingo, showing at the Hub Theatre March 2, 3 and 4. He sings solo and also joins with the quartet in several catchy numbers. ' R. M. CANTLON general chairman of the committee in charge of the Rotary minstrel revue "Zingo. The whole proceeds of the production will go to the Victorian Order of Nurses. THINK PREMIUMS SHOULD BE BASED ON WHEAT, NOT CASH DRIVER TO BE LIABLE BONUS ON EXPORT LIVESTOCK OR TAX ON MEATS SUGGESTED Proposed Law Will Force Payment of Judgments MAY LOSE LICENSE IF CLAIM UNPAID MEASURE FASHIONED AFTER ONTARIO STATUTE BROUGHT DOWN IN LEGISLATURE Confidence in the executive of the Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Insurance Association was shown by the delegates to the annual meeting who re-elected the retiring members of the board and passed with hardly a dissenting vote amendments suggested by the board. The re-elected directors, .7. R. Near, of Pinkham, J. Harvey Lane of Fillmore and J. G. Knot: of Tuxford, were chosen from Beven nominees. A new suggestion made by the delegate of Mount Hope municipality, No. 279, was that hail insurance, both as to premiums and liability of the association, should GOODEVE RESIDENT KILLED BY TRAIN Anton Homaniuk Meets Death Tuesday; Was Walking on C.N.R. Tracks Special to The Star-Phoenix MELVILLE, Feb. 28. Walking Into Melville over the Canadian National Railway tracks, Anton Romaniuk, aged resident of Good-eve, 20 miles northwest of here, ' met death early this morning when struck by train No. 3 about four miles west of Birmingham. Mr. Romaniuk Is deaf and It is believed that he did not hear the train roaring down on him from the rear. He was in the habit of walking Into Melville from his shack in Goodeve, where he had resided by himself for many years. The aged man Is survived by one son in Poland, Anton. It is likely an Inquest will be held. FIRE VICTIMS IN HOSPITAL STILL Inquest Into Tragic Death of Yorkton Baby Stands Adjourned Meanwhile YORKTON, March 1. The inquest into the death of IiOis Hicks, 19-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hicks, who perished in a fire here on February 20 has been adjourned until such time as the parents, who are still confined to the local hospital, can be summoned as witnesses. The inquest was opened February 21 and alter several witnesses had been heard, was adjourned until today. Mr. and Mrs. Hicks, who were severely burned in a vain attempt to rescue their only child from their burning home, were reported by hospital authorities today to be doing as well as can be expected. be calculated in bushels of wheat rather than in dollars. Wheat was the only basis on which the farmer could pay his debts and the hail insurance organization should set an example in getting on a wheat basis he argued. The board was asked to study the proposal with a view to future action. Considerable discussion centred on the executive proposal to reduce the indemnity on a fully destroyed crop from $5 to $4. Some delegates wished the insurer to have a choice as to the amount of insurance carried. Objection taken was to the increasing complication of handling and the probability that those unable to pay would have a temptation to take out the higher rate. One delegate pointed out that a standing crop of wheat was not worth $3 per acre at present prices. A. H. Tovell, fraternal delegate from Alberta, said the farmer there could take out insurance for $4, $5, or $6 per acre. Tlfe system, however, more resembled that of the line companies, with individual insurance policies and refusal to insure those more than a year behind on premium payment. The Saskatchewan farmer was fortunate in .he reserve built up here, the interest on which paid inspection costs. MEDICAL MEN ASK FOR FEDERAL AID Doctors Require Assistance To Maintain Services for Saskatchewan People world crisis and efforts made on all sides to arrest the depression. He thought abandonment of war, with automatic reduction of armaments. would be a part solution of the present difficulties. It would lead to restoration of trade. He did not think the wheat surplus altogether responsible for the low price, because if it were, why .did bacon not advance in price? Prosperity in the west depended on . . A A Y the price of wheat and the motto reduction in interest rates and pro- Cf ajj should be Increase the price tested excessive hypothecation of Cf peat and bury the depression, t? . Mr. Hummel declared. The report referred to the recent; He commented on the fact that give it limited liability. Reference was also made to the The Weather At 1 o'clock this afternoon The Star-Phoenix thermometer registered tt degrees above aero. Readings at the University of Saskatchewan at 8.15 this morning: Temperature, 13.3 above zero; barometer. 30.4 L Summary of preceding 24 hours: since the exhaustive legislative inquiry into the prices of gasoline and petroleum products the cost to the consumer had advanced rather fhan declined but he congratulated he committee on its efforts and hoped that its findings would encourage it to make further inquires until prices did reach substantially lower level. -At the cke of his addiss the president referred to the retirement of R. J. XL Parker, M.T.A after serving 28 consecutive years in municipal life as the only reeve the R.M. of Cote has had. Mr. Parker was now leaving the execu- CITYS FINANCES Importance of Keeping Tax Rate Down Stressed Before War Veterans The importance of keeping the tax rate down to the 1932 level at least was the keynote of an address by Aldemian W. B. ORegan before the unemployed Ex-servicemen's Association in the Legion hall last night. During the course of his address the speaker outlined the city's financial position and dealt with unemployment relief, discussing in detail the application of the proposed new relief agreement. Application by the Saskatoon Medical Society for payment by the city of 50 per cent of the cost of providing medical treatment to unemployed, payment of rents and similar matters were also outlined. He was not prepared to speak on behalf of the relief board, but felt Bure that any cases of hardship or suffering reported would undoubtedly be given proper consideration. Alderman O'Regan was opposed to lowering the light rates at this i Federal assistance in maintaining necessary medical and hospital care for the people of Saskatchewan was urged here yesterday at a special session of the Saskatchewan Med-cal Association. The special nieei-ing. attended by 50 doctors frpm districts all over the province, began in the morning and did not end until late last night. A resolution asking support, in a request for such assistance, was passed before the meeting rose for a short supper adjournment. It calls for the joining of hands on the part of medical services, hospital services and the ruial municipalities association in a proposal to the legislature of Saskatchewan for further consideration from federal sources, through the medium of the department of national health, to assistance in maintaining necessary medical and hospital attention throughout the province." The special meeting was held yesterday in order to bring the matter to the attention of the Saskatchewan Rural Municipalities' Association, opening its annual convention here today. Endorsement of the doctors1 resolution will be asked. G. H. Hummel, of Nokomis. president of the municipalities association, attended the medical meeting as an obsei ver. Another matter brought before the doctors yesterday afternoon was a report on health insurance by a special committee. It is hoped to make this report a basis for consideration of the insurance question at the next congress of Canadian medical services. Dr. D. S. Johnstone, Regina, president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association, was chairman. The meeting was held in the Oak Room of the King George Hotel. When Saskatoon Was Younger By a Staff Reporter. REGINA, March 1. Financial liability of motorists responsible for the death of a person in a motor accident will be $5,000, if legislation brought into the Saskatchewan legislature by lion. A. C. Stewart, minister of highways, becomes law. STRINGENT CLAUSES Copies of the bill were available in printed form today revealing proposed stringent clauses as follows: 1. Anyone against whom judgment has been rendered on account of death or injury to anyone or property damage exceeding $100 occasioned by a motor vehicle, and who fails to satisfy the judgment within 30 days will have his driver's license and the registration of his car suspended; and 2: such license and registration shall remain suspended until the judgment is satisfied to the extent of $5,000 exclusive of interest and costs, for the death of or any injury to one person in one accident and subject to that limit for each person so injured or killed to the extent of $10,000 exclusive of interest and costs, for the death of or injury to more than one person in one acci dent, and to the extent of $1,00C exclusive of interest and costs for damage to propeily in any one accident. NO BANKRUPTCY The proposed law provides that judgment in a motor accident case cannot be satisfied by bankruptcy, and the person held liable must give proof of financial responsibility for future motor car accidents. Saskatchewan's proposed law on financial responsibility of motor owners and drivers is modelled after Ontarios law. The proposed act does not deny the plaintiff in any motor accident case from proceeding for remedy under any section or the law. Applying to non-re ident, the bill stales that anyone against whom judgment has been made under similar law In any other province or state, will be denied a license in Saskatchewan. The judgment debtor against whom the judgment has been given may apply for the privelege of making installment payments, and the court may fix the amount and dates of such payments. MAY REQUIRE PROOF Provision for financial responsibility, which will be requiied of every motorist against whom one judgment has already been made is given in the act ns either liability insurance of surety guarantee to the extent required, that is, at least $5,000 for one person, $10,-000 for more than one period and $1,000 for property damage. The act further provides that the minister may require proof of financial responsibility before issue of license to any person under 21 years or ovpr 65 years of age. Further than that, such requirement may be demanded for anyone held either in whole or in part responsible for a motor accident, or the person in whose name the vehicle involved in the accident is registered, where the accident causes death, injury or damage exceeding $100. Bv a Staff Reporter KKGJNA. March 1. A bonus on exports of livestock products or in the alternative, the levying of a tax on dressed meats whs advanced as a possible means of assistance to the livestock industry by B. Bjarnason, of the co-operative marketing branch of the department ol Hgiiculture, before the agricultural relief committee today. Due to the inability of Alberta witnesses to attend, evidence heard was confined chiefly tj statistics and findings of blanches of the department of agriculture. Tt. W. Neely and Mr. Bjarnason were representatives of these branches. The committee wall meet again Thuisday when the Hutoheon plan will he considered and Dr. W. S. Allan of the University of Saskatchewan will outline his scheme for fixed prices on farm products consumed in the domestic maiket. J. Gilchrist, of the Livestock Union Association, and Mr. Thompson, Dominion Grain Station, Many-berries, Alta., did not arrive to give evidence as scheduled. It is likely they will be heard Friday. Members also declared that they would like to hear the views of Major G. H. L. Strange, Winnipeg grain man, who is now in Regina. Also to be asked to attend is Prof. W. S. Allan of the University of Saskatchewan. It was decided by the committee not to call upon O. W. Peterson, Calgary farm paper editor, to present his plans. A. L. Grant (Lib., NotukcuY said that the committee already had his views available and so it was not necessary to go to added expense to bring Mi. Peterson to Regina. Laigcly explaining a number of charts prepaied by the department of agricultures statistics branch, R. W. Neely gave information to committee members. The charts dealt u'lth the relationship between production, imports and expoils o! primal y eominodil les, w heat, oat.-., hurley, bmtei. cheese, meals. In-ci eased production of soft wheat in British Columbia was mentioned by Mr. Buckle to a query of R. P. Fades (Cons., Morse) in imports of soft wheat for use in macaroni and soda biscuit manufacturing. B. Bjarnason of the co-operative marketing blanch of the department of agriculture outlined a brief on assistance to the livestock industry. A state of emergency in this industry now existed, he said. The problem was to render immediate aid with as little expense as possible. He noted the intense cultivation of the British home livestock industry and said that any Canadian policy for help to livestock must consider the probability of British quotas. Enumerating possible helps to the industry, he outlined the scheme of bounties on exports, the bounties to be raised by hii assessment on livestock sold. The fund so created would be handled by a federal board. AUTO BUS TO German Club To Dine Delegates Some 30 German-Canadian delegates to the rural municipal convention which opened here today will be the guc&ts of the German Club Concordia a banquet in the King Edward hotel at 830 o'clock Thursday evening. Delegates of German clubs in the province will also be present. Bernard Bott and J. N. de Stein of Regina will be chief speakers. The club orchestra and the German-Canadian Mixed Chorus, as well as other artists will entertain the gathering. WIDOWUNABLETO EXPLAIN JOOTING Husband, Brother-in-Law and Employer Killed at Carlyle During Absence CARLYLE, March 1. No reason for the mysterious shooting which resulted in the death of three men on a farm in the foothills of Moose Mountain could be given today by Mrs. Ernest Bradley, widow of the man who is believed to have killed Bert Oakes and William Brady Monday night. Mrs. Bradley is stayiqg at the home of Joseph Brady, brother of the man at whose home the shooting occurred. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley were married just before Christmas, and the young couple were hired by Brady for whom Mrs. Biadley had been housekeeper for about ten years. Since their marriage they had a number of quarrels, which endeu Monday morning when Mrs. Bradley drove into Carlyle to interview a lawyer about getting a separation. Her brother, Bert Oakes, drove her to town, and then returned to the Brady farm. Monday night Joseph Brady and a nephew, Henry Brady, visited the William Brady home and left shortly after 8 o'clock. Everybody at that time was in good humor, but shortly after shots were heard. Tuesday morning neighbors found the body of Brady in his kitchen, of Bert Oakes, brother of Mrs, Bradley, behind the barn, and Bradley iir the barn with part of his head blown off and a rifle by his side. Dr. C. B. Stone, of Areola, started autopsies on the bodies of the men at 2 oclock this afternoon, and will make his report when the inquest is resumed Tuesday of next week. Mr. Biady is survived by one brother, Joseph, at Carlyle; three brothers and five sinters survive Ernest Bradley, and Bert Oakes is survived by his father and mother, two sisters and Mjree brothers living near Kisbey. No funeral ar-iangrments have been made. HOCKEY AND MUSIC DRAW MINISTERS United Church District Presbytery Opens Two-Day Conference in City Alderman Pinder in Favor of Tearing Up Tram Rails CREATING WORK IS MOTIVE, HE STATES CONTRACT FOR USE OF LINE BUILT 20 YFIARS AGO WILL EXPIRE IN AUGUST FYom Ike files ol The Fhoenix and The Star TWENTY YEARS AGO - March 1, 1913 Tests of city water show that t ta very hard, owing to the lowness of the river, but quite pure. Saskatoon will shortly have a cafeteria. Street car receipts for today $554, a record for the new system. F'our new policemen have been appointed. There were 56 births in the city in February, 24 marriages, 35 deaths. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO March 1. 1918 Five alien enemies have been arrested in the Canora district for failing to register. A. S. Newcombe of the Dominion Lands Office, has secured seven months furlough, and may settle permanently at Craigmjle, Alberta. me of he mun.capal aoiat on j time. He admitted that the light Maximum temperature. 13 degrees ' after II years' -Cl vice and Mr. above zero: minimum temperature. .05 below zero: wind, average velocity. 1L3; maximum velocity. 20; direction, southeast; sunshine, 10 hours; no snow. Hummel paid tribute to his sound judgment, good advice and integrity. He was unable to express in words th true value of Mr. Parker's spier lid services. TEN YFIARS AGO i.aicn L 1923 tales were in effect a tax upon the Council cute electrical workers public, but it was a fair Rnd eq-1 pay six per cent, and street rail-uitable tax, he said. With a view j way wages four cents an hour. to the need for revenue he could jeoi. James MoAra. Regina, re-not support any move for reduc- elected president of G W.V.A. for tion in the rates ih.s vear seven'll term BANK (LEAKINGS Saskatoon bank clearings for the month ending yesterday were $3,808,230.43. For the corresponding period last year they were $5,345,360.54. SHFFrR OF COLD, LEAVING PRISON Plight cf Men Leaving Custody In Wintci Mentioned by T. C. Davis Stiftpentrion of Hccnoe regMra-tion of a car, In also provided under proposed clauses of the. art for ilie following reasons: I Racing or drhing for a bet alien injury reftiilt or property damage over $25. .2 Failure to return to the scene of an accident. 5 Driving uithout a Itcense, if injury or damage to the extent of $25 results. .4 Manslaughter committed by a person in charge of a vehicle. In all such cases the license will remain suspended until the court judgment is satisfied. Further stringent regulation of vehicles is contained in other proposed amendments under Mr. Stewarts bill. A fine of not less than $5 or more than $10 for first offense and from $10 to $25 for second offense, is proposed for violations of the present provisions of: 3 Driving without a license. 2 Failure to show license on de- REGINA, Feb. -o. How is a jail mand of an officer. 3 Driving prisoner, clad lightly in July and after license is suspended. 4 sent to prison, going to keep warm Driving when under the age of 16 in January when let out of prison? years. This was a question brought to New provisions designed to aid a the attention of Hon. J. K. Bryant check-up on stolen cars are that: minister of pub'io works, by T. C. 1 Licenses are to be tequired Davis Lib., Prince Albert I in the from car wreckers. 2 Complete legislature Tuesday, records of cars wrecked are to be Mr. Davis explained that prison-kept. 5 No license to be issued ers sent to jah in surjner months for a car on which the serial num- were clad lightly. Tbwo if released her is obliterated, or in rebuilt in winter months the were merely car, without satisfactory proof of clothed in the light materials of ownership. summer, creating a hardship. He vxdvw vii kiifiw i had heard of one recent instance in HORS AND SIREN, PnRte Albert. .Je asked that on Cancellation of license may foi- humane grour is this be rectified low where an operator permits an-1 -The prison-r is sent out with no other person to use his license. i underwear, no overcoat, nothing, The new provisions for lights on gaJcj Mr. Davis. vehicles include a requirement fori. ! - a horn audible for not less than 200 feA. and such horn must not he sounded except when neccssaiy to not fy pedestrians. No siren-, or sound devices which might be mistaken fur a siren are allowed except on fire trucks, police cars or ambulances. The front lights of cars will have to be visible for 500 feet instead of only 200 foot, if the bill goes To permit attendance at a hockey game with a clear conscience, ministerial and lay members of the United Church today revised the agenda of the spring presbytery meeting, calling for an early adjournment this evening. Presbytery opened its two-day sederunt this morning and revision of the agenda was one of the first questions before the church court. The hockey game tonight, which some of the ministers and laymen wish to attend, is for the senior championship of northern Saskatchewan between Saskatoon Quakers and Prince Albert Mintos. A discussion on Rethinking Missions was scheduled for 8 oclock with Rev. Professor J. L. Stewart leading off the argument. By vote of presbytery and through arrangement with Professor Stewart the discussion has been brought forward to 4 oclock this afternoon. A musical recital tonight in Grace United Church provided another reason for the change. Approximately 50 members of presbytery were in attendance at the morning session and more were expected this afternoon from country points. The Jay representatives include three women. Preliminary business, reading of minutes and striking of committees, provided the main part of the business. An important question was scheduled to come up at 1.30 oclock. It concerns presbytery's attitude on length of term in office of the moderator. When discussions of the afternoon are completed, a supper meeting will be held, commencing at 6 oclock. All sessions of presbytery, including the. supper gathering, aie being held in Third Avenue United Church. . Another change in the agenda, made this morning, provides foi a discussion at 2 oclock tomoriow afternoon. In place of 8 oclock at night, on Mairlage, Divoice and the Family, to be conducted by Rev. Clarence Holliday, of Westminster United Church, Saskatoon. Rev. E. A. Chester, of Third Avenue Church is chairman of presbytery with Dr. J. L. Nicol as secretary. Lifting of the Sutherland suburban tram tracks and providing residents of that town with a bus service to Saskatoon is being proposed by Alderman It. M. Finder, lie also suggests that some of the rails taken up be used to connect with the existing rails over the Twenty-fifth Street bridge from Second Avenue to permit operating trams over that route. Creation of work for unemployed would be one of the chief reasons for undertaking ttie proposed scheme, he said. OWNED BY PROVINCE The tracks were laid to Sutherland by the Sutherland Construction Company some 20 years ago. This company, which has since gone out of existence, secured a 20-year agreement from the city to operate trams over their line. The contract will expire In August of this year. Since the Sutherland Construction Company has gone the Sutherland rail system has become the property of the provincial government, it is understood. Before lifting the rails the city would have to secure authority to do so from the provincial government, but Alderman Pinder anticipates that no difficulties would be encountered in this respect as long as the city gave assurance that some adequate transportation system would be provided. In any event, the city would not be bound to provide a transportation service to Sutherland after August. At present an hourly service is provided on the tram route. With a bus operating across the Twenty-fifth Street bridge and past the university it would be possible to give at least a half hourly service. Accordingly, Alderman Pinder did not anticipate any opposition to his scheme from the people of Sutherland BLAST IN PLANT SHARERS GLASS Four Plate Glass Windows Blown Out by Explosion at North Battlcford By a Staff Correspondent NORTH BATTLEFORD, March RESIDENCE GUTTED AT YORKTON, SASK. Two-Storey Home of Mrs. J. ! Kielo Suffers in Morning t Blaze ;-Loss $2,000 ' iV h Staff Correspondent YORKTON, March 1. ITk v.hch biokc out shortly nfter 9 oclock thin morning: gutted tin two- storey dwelling of Mrs. J. KiHo 103 Ontario Avenue, and caused dam- age estimated at more than $2,00U. s The blaze originated in the( kitchen shortly aftei Eileen Kielo,, aged 15. had lit the fire She re-1 turned to bed for a short time mid was alone at the time of the outbreak Noticing the'winoke. site ran ' into the kitchen and beheld one of' the wall a mass of flames Aftei dashing a pail of watei into the midst of the fire she rushed to notify the fire department and ran three blocks to turn in the alarm ( Neighbors who weic atti acted to the scene salvaged a wa.-h-stand. a sewing machine and scveial ch-nrs The building, owned by Ieon (-ak of Invermay. was oeivd by insurance. An explosion in the cleaning room of the Sanitary Dry Cleaners establishment shortly before 10 oclock this morning blew out four plate glass windows into Railway Avenue. No damage occurred to the plant There were no persons in the room at the time of the ex p osion. Certain death would have been the fate of any occupants. W. Koibin, proprietor of the dry cleaning firm, was at a loss to understand how the gas explosion oc-cui t ed. The city fire fighting staff an swered the call but no fire result'd. the only evidence of the nenr tragedy being the demolished window- scatieied about the pavement on Railway Avenue an i a partly burned curtain lying in the middle of the road. Fifteen minutes after their le-t urn to the local fue station Fire Chief G. if. Leonaids staff answered another call from 1352 Chari-: Kfioet, where a chimney fire did j light damage to the home of Mr Hilda Collins. A 55 mile an hour east wind swept through the city this morning, and Chief JLeonaid prepared for emergencies, keeping the fire fighters equipped and standing bv for the rush calls which invariably folow m the wake of strong winds mu; IN HUME Rioxiimty of clothing to a cook stove caused a fire this morning in t ho iesidence of Ixickwood W. Rowei man, 319 Avenue I, outh Exun-ove damage to the interior of th j duelling wts done befoie fiTfijiri contiollfcd the flames. Fotv gallon of chemual wtue used t" xtingUdi the fir. I SEE The Legion i lioru ul'l me t as usual foi piactiee tomgnt in tin lounge icom The tenoi are asked to be on hand at 7 45 with the basses bringing up the rear at 8 oclock. Muir 4. S. MilU who has now-hold the office of chief magistrate for two month.) hii discovered that hm L b no mciih a cn .hy job. He is putting in more horn per day than in any position previously held by him. Duting the last two months he has given his undivided attention to civic matters on an average of at least 11 i.i.m - p r da Ye-ster.iay 1 e wirikeu at his nesk or attended meetings dealing with civic piob-iems for periods totalling 13 hours. With the intention of donating one-thud of the proceeds to city tchef for children, Paikview omens league is giving a (armval n the Cole Block. Second Acut Friday and Satuidav at 7 p.m., with a children's matinee from 2 to 4 oclock Saturday. Mayor J. S. Mills will open the carnival officially at 815 o'clock .Friday evening.

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