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LateXews am Sport OTTAWA, TUESDAY. JULY 24, 1945. 60th Year 183 ON PAGE 4 JAP aEET POUNDED IN MASSIVE RAID Meat Rationing Effective September 1, Perhaps Earlier JOUHNAI OClOCK Edition I M 4 PRICE THREE CTS. Drive to Attack Through Intense ' Anti - Aircraft Fire Enemy Goaded Into Action By British and Yanks T MtmiJN SFKNCEH. GUAM. July 24 Two thousand British and American 'planes by Tokyo estimate from carriers and half a dozen land b a s e s hammered Japan with concentrated fury today, pounding warships in the great Kure naval base and blasting the pulsing . industrial centres of Osaka and Nagoya with 4,000 tons of explosives. The British - augmented United States 3rd Fleet moved back to the shores of Japan in force, sending between 1.000 and 1.500 carrier 'planes racing over Kure and inland cities of Honshu island. v' Record Concentration. (A despatch from Astley Hawkins, Reuters war correspondent aboard a British battleship off southern Honshu, said swarms of "planes "from a record concentration' of Allied carriers took part in the onslaught of Kure.) The Domel agency termed - the 2.000 'plane assault the "heaviest ever carried out on the home - lAsoeetated Press war cor - respondents with the fleet re - - .ported pilots located hiding - enemy warships and drove to the attack thro intense anti - aircraft fire asm the first aggressive ft inter Interception the enemy has aaaanUa in two weeks of naval air and sea bombardments. AP Correspondent James Lind - sley reported at least one direct hit with a 1.000 - pound bomb on a warship. Correspondent Richard O'Malley told of two others. The greatest force of Super - . forts ever to take the air roared up from their Marianas bases to attack Osaka and Nagoya. Headquarters here said there were more than 600. Tokyo placed their number above 700. Coactnded on Pace 10, Col. 8. Faith Healer Bitten When Sister Steps On Snake's Tail ST. CHARLES. Va.. July 24 tJf Rev. Bill Parsons, himself showing the effects of a copperhead snake bite, threatened today to wire protests to President Truman in Europe if Governor G. W. Darden attempts to break up further demonstrations by make - handling cultirts in Southwest Virginia. The .leader of the cult, which bases its practices on the Scripture passage saying the "faithful may tread upon deadly - serpents and shall be spared by faith", was bitten on the head at a demonstration Sunday night. H reported to bis work at a mine yesterday, however, even though his face was red and swollen from the effects of the venom. He refused medical attention. The bite was an .accident, he asserted "A good sister was treading barefoot pn the snake's! tail, and she must have made it mad. I held it above my head as usual and it let me have It right on top". Narrow Escape For Mr. Churchill LONDON. July 24. (BUP) The Daily Sketch reported today that Prime Minister Churchill had a narrow escape when a tree was uprooted near where he was standing during a freak gale which swept the Berlin area. . Impound Jeeps to Stop Joy - Riding in Paris PARIS, July 24. JPh - United States military police impounded 110 teens and staff cars yesterday in a drive against joy - riding in military vehicles. French girls or other civilian were reported found In most of the ears impounded. 8,000 Airmen Over Japan GUAM. July 24. (BUP) Some 8.000 Allied airmen were riding the skies over Japan to - ' day, splattering more than 4.000 tons of bombs and tens of thousands of machine gun slugs into the enemy homeland;' Big' Three Recess Permits Churchill Homefor Election POTSDAM, July 24. P) The Big Three has scheduled a recess of one day, Thursday, so that Prime Minister Churchill may be in London when the results of the British election are announced, and the leaders of the new British government are expected here Friday, it was learned authoritatively today. The British delegation emphasized earlier that Mr. Churchill's trip to London did not mean the end of the Potsdam conference. . Flying to London. Mr. Churchill, Foreign Secretary Eden and Clement R. Attlee. Labor party leader, who has been sitting in on the conferences at Mr. Churchill's invitation, arranged to leave Potsdam by 'plane late tomorrow after the ninth successive Big Three busi ness session. President Truman and Premier Stalin will rest Thursday from their deliberations while staffs of the three powers catch up on the paper work. Some time Friday the Big Three are scheduled to resume the meeting in a Hohenzollcrn palace here. Whether President Truman and Premier Stalin might continue discussions of matters of primary concern to their two countries during the absence of the British leaders remained a matter of speculation in diplomatic circles. Ready for Long Parley. It was reported that the President was prepared to stay here three weeks longer if necessary to help settle boundary and economic questions' confronting the Big Three which possibly could furnish - the seeds for " another world war. On the social side, the last of the Big Three state dinners was held last night, with Prime Minister Churchill and his daughter, Mary, entertaining President Truman and Premier Stalin, their Foreign Secretaries and other members of their delegations. An R.A F. string orchestra entertained the guests. Red Eastern Fleet Strengthened MOSCOW, July 24. (BUP) The Soviet Far Eastern Fleet has been strengthened by the addition of an undisclosed number of warships, according to a Tass news agency despatch from Vladivostok. The despatch, published in con nection with Russia's Navy Day last Saturday, gave no details of the Red Fleet expansion in the Pacific. Five Meat Groups Planned In New Rationing System The following meat ration - coupon value chart and tables showing the types and cuts of meat included in the five meat groups under Canada's new meat rationing system to be introduced probably early in September, were released today by the Prices Board. ' Meat Coupon Value Chart The brown M coupons from Ration Book 5 will be used for purchasing meat One couponj becomes valid each week. Group A ... 1 lb. per coupon Group B ... 1 lbs. per coupon Group C ... 2 lbs. per coupon Group D . . . 2V lbs. per coupon Group E ... 3 lbs. per coupon One M coupon equivalent to 8 tokens. Items marked X are bone - In Reynaud Sees French Union With Britain PARIS. July 24. (Reuters) The trial of Marshal Petain was resumed late today after a hair - hour break granted when defending counsel submitted that his client was suffering from the heat. ' The trial adjourned for the night at 6.15 p.m. after former Premier Edouard Daladler had followed former Premier Paul Remand in the stand. Bt LOUIS NEV1N. PARIS. July 24. (P) Former Premier Paul Ren - naud testified at the trial of Marshal Petam today that a union of" France and Great Britain was "an ideal which some day must be realized". The dapper little politician, who said yesterday he de - soised the 89 - year - old Marshal, described the union proposal of Prime Minister Churchill when France was collapsing in 1940. 20 Minutes Late. Marshal Petain, on trial for his life on accusations of intelligence with the enemy and plotting against the security of France, strode into the Palais de Justice courtroom 20 minutes late on this second day of the hearing. He was clad in his marshal's uniform; his face appeared fresh and ex pressionless. M. Reynaud said that on the day his Cabinet fell, June 16, 1940, be did not oppose a "ceasefire" order, but was firmly against demands for an armistice. He repeated that he wished to trans fer me uovernment to French I StrSEfD three anal Petain and Gen. . Maxime Weygand, Commander - in - Chief of the reeling French forces. Reynaud testified that at a Cabinet meeting on the dav he formed his government. Marshal' Petain read a letter threatening to resign as Vice - Premier if an armistice were not accepted. "The next day I received the great British project for union between our two people", the former Premier said. H added that Camille Chau - temps, another former Premier and a member of the Reynaud Cabinet, opposed the plan, saying he did not want to see France become a British Dominion. He testified further that Chautemps declared it was impossible for the government to leave France with out first getting terms of ' the armistice. Concluded on Page It, Col. 2. Boys Shoot Sisters In Mistake for Deer WESTMINSTER, Vt.. July 24. (P) Police said today Dorothy Rim: 10 wax IrlUiHi laat nla - ht and her 17 - year - old sister. Mar - garet was wounded critically by tree young hunters who mistook them for deer. Police said - the three boys, Herbert W. Hall, 19; Francis E. Now - ers, IS, and Edwin F. Rathone. 18, obtained permission to shoot deer that had been damaging the T M.1A - T. - .. ' opx lies iiidvii .iiicjr aaw some figures moving, police said, and opened fire. The figures were Dorothy and Margaret The boys were detained in the county jail for questioning. SENTENCED TO DEATH. CAIRO, July 24. (JPy Mah - mud Issawy, 26 - year - old Egyptian lawyer who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing Premier Ahmed Pasha last February after the country declared war on the Axis, was sentenced to death today by a military court Items not marked X are bone less, except cooked meat, which may be either bone - in or boneless. Any product in the following list has the coupon value indicated whether or not it contains dressing. All products in the following list are derived from beef, veal, lamb, mutton, pork or combinations of them. Group A 1 lb. per Coupon. Pork, cured back (sliced): pork, smoked back bacon (sliced); side bacon (sliced), rind on or rindless Cooked meat Any uncooked Group B item (bone - In or boneless),' when cooked; pork butt; pork ham. , Concluded an Page 7, Col. 1. aaaaaaaaaamliaaaj aaK3aVaaaaaMBMaVaanS CANSO - TYPE AIRCRAFT engined amphibious aircraft which crashed in Lake Dcsrhcnes one mile south of Wychwood shortly after three o'clock yesterday afternoon, with the lose of five of the R.C.A.F. crew, has been used extensively on anti - U - boat patrols in the Atlantic. With a wingspan of 104 feet, it is 64 feet long and 21 feet high from the top of the tail, with wheels down. Pontoons used in water landings fold up to form the wing tip while in flight. (R.C.A.F. Photo.) (See also page 11.) Name Five Western Flyers Killed in Crash Turn to pal II for dptail of ih 'plinf rraih on I.akft Drirhrnri yr - (rday which look Ava lives. Diving operations were being carried out today in an effort to recover the bodies of five R.C.A.F. flyers trapped in a Canso amphibious aircraft which crashed and sank in 50 feet of water in tv.. ...un, 4a f i.u o'clock yesterday afternoon. Killed were: FO. S. M. Olson, pilot, of Vancouver; FO. R. G. Murphy, navigator. of Gypsumville, Man. WO.l P. E. Bulley, of Dundas. Fit Sgt. S. W. R. Brown, of Calgary. Fit. Sgt. L. M. Whitehead of I Calgary, flight engineer; FO. A. F. Grerding. of Vulcan, Alta., was one of the rescued flyers. Slightly injured was Flu Lt. B. L. G. Beattie, of Moose Jaw, a pilot with No. 12 Communications Squadron, who was a passenger in the 'plane. Diving belayed. Diving operations were delayed until 11 a.m., pending the arrival! at the scene of a large barge to facilitate the work of the R.C.A.F. diver who will be using equipment loaned by the city of Ottawa. Pending the report of the offi cial investigation into the crash witnessed by hundreds of Sum - mer residents in the vicinity of Wychwood and Britannia Bay, on opposite sides of the lake. R.C.A.F. officials .declined to spec - ' uUte on " powlble causes Concluded on Page 4. Col. . Home on Furlough, Family Evicted TDNnON Ont Jlllv ?4. (CP) Household furnishings were - piled in front of Pte. Lawrence Bow ley's home today when two city policemen and two military provost corps men supervised one of the city's rare eviction cases. Living in the house were eight persons, Pte. and Mrs. Bow ley, their four children, and two boarders. Army officials are attempting to obtain - , accommodation for the soldier's family. Pte. Bowley has been . serving in the army for five years, and now Is on furlough: Gen. Crerar Invested By His Majesty LONDON, July 24. (CP) Gen. Crerar today was received by the King in a private audience at Buckinsham Palace and was in vested with the insignia of a Companion of Honor. I The retiring Commander of the 1st Canadian Army chatted with His Majesty for naif an hour. Gen. Crerar will fly to Gen. Eisenhower's Headquarters In Germany Thursday to receive the American Distinguished Service Medal from the hands of the former Supreme Allied Commander. He will return to England by air the same day, 1 ; , He also is scheduled to receive decorations from the French and Belgian Governments at separate investitures this week, and will ail if Pinaila a t 4Kj wlr nl ' aboard the He de France. WHICH CRASHED INTO LAKE SHANGRI - LA DIARY Tragedy Strikes Suddenly Over Hidden Valley Bum. suffered in an airplane rra - h more than tiro iionl'i mo still srar the lees of pretiy IV .4(" C.orxral Margaret Hastings n she icriies t'i fascinating store n her 4" .day in "Hidden Valley '. Sew Guinea. In this third chapter of "Shangri - La Diary' . M - ss Hastinv relates ;i prim detail the imperii (lint left her and Hc. otiers alone iri thai strnnpc ln'i. Miss Hastings is now at hour awaiting rpoajigt.iNCiij. Bv l Oltr - ORAI. MARCARI'T HASTINGS. A( OVKGO. N.V., July 24 The take - off from Santani air strip was perfect. The big C - 47 was in the air and climbing before I realized it. Below us was beautiful Lake Santani. Everyone of the 24 in the 'plane craned for a view of it. We climbed swiftly and steadily. Col. Peter J. Prossen. my boss at the airbase, was at the controls. He was gaining plenty of altitude before he headed southwest over the Oranje Mountains. The.Oranjea are a magnificent range, like our own Rockies, only covered with Jungle. From our Hollandia base their jagged peaks stretched as far as we could see. Now we were getting our first close - up of them. Like Green Feathers. t We were flying well above the nine and ten thousand foot peaks. From that hclaht. the jungle . looked as soft is green feathers, j and 1 kept thinking If you fell j into it you couldn't possibly get I hurt II was a beautitul, clear aay. I remember a handful of little white clouds in the sky and some one in the front of the 'plane was chanting: "O. what is so rare as a June day in May." Off in the distance we could see Mount Wilhclmina. the highest in the Oranjcs. Col. Prossen had told us that wc would be over Hidden Valley in 55 minutes. We kept an eye on our watches and the Colonel hit the valley on the nose Just exactly 55 minutes after we took off. Across the aisle, one of the girls excitedly cried "Eureka!" That was the signal for all of us to try to bury our noses in the window. John McCollom and I ; who were sharing a window, were too fascinated to talk. j Gem - I.Ike Valley. We were in a little, gem - like valley. The 'plane was descend - ing rapidly now to give us a bet ter view of this legendary spot. Wc were not more than 300 or 400 feet above rich, well - cultivated fields. We could see a cluster of round huts - with thatched roofs, but no people. But we caught only a glimpse of this paradise before we were almost out of the val - 1 j 'ev - This Shahgri - La. so well hid den in vast, encircling mountains, was so small and our flight so rapid that I felt cheated by my fleeting sight of it. "I want to see - it again!" I cried to McCollom. Just ahead of us we could glimpse a pas in the mountains. Abruptly we started climbing, toward the pass I thought Sudden, I could feel McCollom stiffen. I looked down. The big 'plane was shearing the tops off the tall jungle trees. Concluded on Page 2, Col. 1. Would Erect Convent On Horror Camp Site LONDON, July 24. - (CP) Car - dinal Michael von Kaulhaber Archbishop of Munich, has asked Gen. Eisenhower's permission to build a convent on the site of the notorious Dachau concentration camp and "make Dachau' a place of pilgrimage for all Europe", it was disclosed today in a broadcast over the Dutch Radio,. Corn Pushed Up 3 Inches in Day CHAMPAIGN, 111 - , July 24. (CP) Rain and heat "pushed up", the late corn crops in this locality .11 - 2 inches in 24 hours, it was reported. Nebraska corn and wheat also benefited from the moist heat. DESCHENES The Canso twin - Father Follows Child In 266 - Foot Plunge Off 'Frisco Bridge ' SAN FRANCISCO. July;24. '.I'l The restless waters west of the Golden Gate today held the bodies of August Charles De Mont, 37, and his five - year - old daughter. Marilyn, who preceded him in an inexplicable 266 - foot plunge yesterday from the bridge across the outlet of the bay. De Mont was described as "very nervous" and 111 from a back in - Jury received three months ago in his work as an elevator repairman, when he left his home with his youngest daughter to visit his physician. Instead of going there, he drove to the Golden Gate bridge, stopping near the south . tower. I'ainters working on the spai watched helplessly as the young l ster got out of the car and, ap parently at the command of her father, walked unhesitatingly to the rail and jumped. As she plunged downward, her body twisting and turning, De Mont stepped from his automobile, poised momentarily on the rail and leaped in a perfect dive to his death. A note was hastily scrawled on cardboard and left in the front seat of the car. It identified its owner and said - simply, "I and my daughter have committed suicide". Mrs. De Mont exclaimed, "Oh. I knew it, I knew it", when told by the police. Asked if she expected her husband to take his life, she sobbed, "Oh, yes, yes", explaining he had been despondent since his injury. She said when the two were leaving their home she reminded her husband, "Marilyn is pretty little to let sit out in the car". De Mont replied: "Well, I'll take her in with me". Laval Knits Winter Woolies To Appease Nerves LONDON, July 24. (BUP) A Madrid despatch to the Evening Standard . said today that Pierre Laval, morbid and depressed, sits every day in the Mediterranean sunshine knitting Winter woolies to quiet his nerves. Laval, former Vichy chief of government, fled to Barcelona in the last days of the European war. The despatch said the stalemate over his status might be broken soon when Spain's reorganized cabinet settles down to work. "It is believed that the new foreign minister ' may induce i Laval to give himself up to France", It said. i - Seeing - Eye Dogs Only Meat Eaters Under Canada's new meat rationing system to be instituted shortly no rationed meats will be allotted for the feeding of animals, with seeing - eye dogs perhaps the lone exception, the Prices Board revealed today. "These dogs are very few in number and consideration is being given to providing a meat ration for them similar to that under the previous meat rationing period", the board said. Ration Plans For Meal Announced ( Brown "M" coupons in I existing C a n a dian ration j books will be used for re - j imposed meat rationing, each coupon having a value ranging from one to three pounds of meat a week depending on I the type, the Prices Board an - , nounced today. Rationing Changes. Meat rationing wis dropped on Feb. 29. 1344, after being operative from May 27. 194.1. The new meat ration plan will be "basically the same" as during the previous rationing period, with these changes: 1. Meat tokens are being introduced on the basks of eight tokens for one coupon. This permits the purchaser to split his coupon and buy less, meat at one time than the entire coupon value. 2. Fancy and canned meats are included in the new ration. 3. Changes have been made in the coupon values of different cuts. ' Meats and cuts have been divided into groups for rationing purposes with values as follows: Group A (one pound a coupon): Includes cured back pork sliced: back or side bacon, sliced, and cooked pork and ham. Group B (1 1 - 2 pound? a coupon): Includes round beef steak; sirloin tip; veal cutlets; mutton frontquarter; whole fresh ham; smoked pork centre slices. Group C (two pounds a coupon): Includes beef hindquarter shank: sirloin steak; neck: veal loin: side pork, fresh; dry salt lean backs, cured; jellied meats; liver; kidney; sweetbread. ' Group D (2 1 - 2 pounds a cou pon): Includes beef short ribs; fresh veal flank; pork sausage; mutton leg cut; fresh loin pork; smoked pork Jowl. Group E (three pounds s coupon): Includes fresh pork Jowl; cured pork hock; heart. Concluded an Page 7, Cel. S. British and Yanks Arrested by Germans - jFor Black Market BERLIN. July 24. JP Allied authorities said tonight 500 Berlin residents and more than 20 American and British soldiers had been arrested in a two - day drive against the black market including a raid on street traders near the wrecked Reichstag. German police made the arrests. Col. N. C. Atwood, acting United States provost marshal, said the inter - Allied drive against the black market in collaboration with Berlin police, would be "increased in intensity". Guards Suspended In Jail Break TORONTO, July 24. O) Three officials 6f Toronto's Don jail have been suspended in connection with an attempted jail break by a prisoner, F. C'. Nee - lands. Deputy Provincial Secretary, announced today. No names were given. The attempt is believed to have been made yesterday. Explosive Toy 'Planes Dropped on Japs LONDON, July 24. P The BBC today recorded a Tokyo broadcast which said three B - 29 bombers dropped explosive toy airplanes over Hirochima Prefecture Sunday. "These toy 'planes are one foot long, made of bright metal and so contrived as to explode when the propeller is turned", the broadcast said. KILLED BT TRAIN. NORTH BAY, Ont, July 24. CP) Lionel Ouellette, whose address was given as Sacred Heart College, Sudbury, was killed instantly today when struck by a Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway train six miles north of nearby Swastika. Canada May Feed Pari Of Germany Donald Gordon Discloses Plans Of Prices Board Meat rationing should be in operation "not later than September 1 , and perhaps earlier". Chairman Donald Gordon of the Prices Board today told his press conference. He disclosed also the possibility that some of the meat Canada will be conserving through domestic rationing may be used to feed a section of Germany. I'p to Few Board. "Is Germany to get any of the supply we save?" he was asked. "That is up to the Combined Food Board", he replied. 'I wouldn't expect that Germany would get any except in that section for which the United Nations are responsible. Now with this responsibility, we can't let those people starve to death." "Why not?" asked a reporter. "If we are ever to have peace in Europe", replied Mr. Gordon, speaking wi'h slow emphasis. "we cannot let people starve to death. To suggest that they should be allowed to do so Is plain silly." The reporter sat In silence as Mr. Gordon continued: "If you were in the Canadian Army over there", he told off the newspaperman, "you couldn't you wouldn't stand by; and watch women and children starve." . - .Canada's representation on the Combined Food Board is through Agriculture Minister Gardiner and his deputy minister. Dr. C. H. Barton. Mr. Gordon then was asked whether the saving mad in meat through domestic rationing would go to help Canada moat export commitments for Britain. "There is a body of public opinion in Canada", answered the Prices chairman, "which would prefer to have the meat used to feed the liberated areas of Europe." Concluded en Page 17, Cat 4. Koenig to Command French in Germany PARIS, July 24. (Reuters) Gen. Joseph Koenig, who led tba heroic 16 - day French stand at Blr Hakeim m the North African campaign of 1942, has been appointed Commander - in - Chief of the French troops in Germany. He succeeds Gen. c Lattre de Taisigny. He was formerly Commander of the French Forces of the Interior. Gen. Paul Legentilhonasnc, who played a leading part in the lib eration of Madagascar, Koenig. 4m pHcm tai CAM tw UcK WftEftlMft, WD Be Bftlt H No mt WEATHER FORECAST. Ottawa and Upper M. Lawrasaea Valleys: Light to aawierase fair and ; warm. Moderately southerly to westerly winds; partly cloudy anal warn with a few scattered thunder - abowera. Syuopaia. With the exception of scattered showers in Northern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec the weather over the Dominion has been fair. It. continues - warm from Ontario eastward but temperatures are slightly lower m the Prairie Provinces. Temperatures. Calgary 49. 79; Edmonton 44. 77; Prince Albert 54. 79: Saskatoon 45, 84; Regina 48, 89; Winnipeg 59. 86; 'London "L l: Toronto 06 80: Ottawa, M. s4: Quebec 82. 80; Halifax 58. 78. Thr Journal thaimomater al IMM rrttsterea g degree gun ra s H a.m.: aun aau I 4S jn. . . tDayllght aevtna; Ttmej f 1 rK aaaaaaaaak aaKaTf .

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