Title: "Special Cable News from Canada" in the Canadian Daily Record, 6 May 1918, p.3
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Source: Archives of Manitoba, Charles Ross Francis P305, Newspapers & Clippings, WWI WWII
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CANADIAN DAILY RECORD, MAY 6, 1918. 3
SPECIAL CABLE NEWS FROM CANADA.
PENSIONS $50,000,000 A YEAR.
Two Returned Officers Resume Debate on Budget.
SOLDIERS WANT TO GO MINING.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
OTTAWA, Sunday.
Two returned officers took part in the re-
sumed Budget debate in the Commons.
They were Major R.J. Manion, the mem-
ber for Fort William and Rainy River,
formerly medical officer of the 21st Batta-
lion, and Major D. L. Redman, who repre-
sents Calgary East, and who has served with
the 10th Battalion.
Major Manion said that the men overseas
deserved the best of care when they re-
turned home. “It is going to be a big
problem,” he continued, “and I pity any
Government which neglects that duty.”
He urged the greater development of the
mineral resources of the country by the
employment of returned soldiers who wished
to engage in mining enterprises, and gave it
as his opinion that not more than 150 sol-
diers would go on farms.
Major Redman stated that while the
financial position of the country was excel-
lent at present, they should not lose sight
of the great increase in the national debt.
In addition, they had two great annual
payments to meet, one being the interest on
the debt, and the other for pensions. The
latter, he believed, would reach $50,000,000
a year by the end of the war. “There
should be equalization of sacrifice,” con-
cluded Major Redman, “and I believe the
people at home are ready to do their full
share with the men at the front.”
The debate on the Budget was continued t
hroughout the day.
RUSHING TO JOIN AIR FORCE.
Message Read in Commons From
Quebec Greeted with Cheers.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
OTTAWA, Sunday.
In the House of Commons, Hon. Rodolphe
Lemieux read a telegram from Quebec,
stating that applications were pouring in
for enlistment in the Royal Air Force.
This announcement was received with
cheers from both sides of the House.
MORMON APOSTLES ARRESTED.
Spreading Doctrines of Salt Lake
City in Montreal.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
MONTREAL, Sunday.
Two apostles of the Mormon Church sent from
Utah to spread the doctrine of that
sect throughout this part of the country
have been arrested.
They are charged with distributing litera-
ture without a licence.
SMITH’S FALLS, ONT., SUNDAY.—Mr. Jas.
Balderson has been nominated straight Con-
servative candidate for the Federal by-
election in the Lanark Riding.
NO MORE HOME CANDY.
Further Drastic Regulations by The Food Board.
RESTRICTIONS ON CANE SUGAR.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
OTTAWA, Sunday.
The Canada Food Board has announced
that no manufacturers will be permitted
hereafter to use for the manufacture of
candy more than 50 per cent of the average
quantity of cane sugar which has hitherto
been used.
Drastic regulations are also imposed re-
garding the use of wheat, flour, sugar and
shortening in the manufacture of biscuits,
cakes or sweet dough products. It will be
illegal in future to make for private con-
sumption at home any variety of French
pastry, iced cake or what is commonly
known as candy, of cane sugar.
The penalties for an infraction of the
regulations provide heavy fines or imprison-
ment, or both.
APPEALS TURNED DOWN.
Students for Holy Orders in Anglican
Church Must Put on Khaki.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
WINNIPEG, Sunday.
All students for holy orders in the Angli-
can Church will have to don khaki as their
classes are called out, according to a
decision arrived at by Judges Curran and
Haggart.
The case was one in which four students
who were to be ordained in the Church
appealed against military service.
They were told to get into the Army, and
their exemptions were cancelled.
WANT $6.60 FOR DAY’S WORK.
Two Hundred Men in Coast Ship-
building Plants on Strike.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
VICTORIA, B.C., Sunday.
Machinists employed in the engineering
and shipbuilding plants here, to the number
of 200, have gone on strike because their
employers have failed to comply with their
demand for an increase of wages.
In the event of the present demands
being granted, the daily wage of the
machinists will be $6.60.
POWER PLANT FIRE.
Damage of One Hundred Thousand Dollars
at Sault Ste. Marie.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
SAULT STE. MARIE, Sunday.
Fire has destroyed a large portion of the
plant of the Great Lakes Power Company,
the damage being estimated at $100,000.
The street car service, electric lights, and
most of the smaller plants in the city were
temporarily put out of business.
HER LIFE FOR HIS.
Sister’s Heroic Sacrifice to
Save Wounded Brother.
DIES FROM GRAFTING OPERATION.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
LONDON, ONT., Sunday.
Miss Edith Aiken, aged 23 years, a school
teacher, has died at her residence in Alma
Street as the result of the removal of a
piece of skin from her arm to be grafted
upon her wounded brother, Lieut. Colonel
Aiken.
The officer’s condition was critical when
grafting was resorted to, and because in
such operations no anaesthetic can be used,
Miss Aiken bravely sat conscious through it
all. Her brother is now progressing favourably.
Another brother, Lieut. Douglas Aiken,
has been killed in France.
MUST NOT BREAK THE RANKS.
Summary Method to Check Practice
Of Defying Military Law.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
MONTREAL, Sunday.
The practice of people breaking through
the ranks of soldiers is being summarily
checked.
A notary, who was running to catch a train,
dodged between a company of sol-
diers on parade. The ranks closed up and
absorbed the notary, marching straight
on with him. A little later a boy got into
the ranks and was similarly treated.
The two were escorted to military head-
quarters, where they were severely repri-
manded for defying the law regarding mili-
tary parades.
WOMEN MOTORMEN.
Filling Gaps Caused by Enlistments
From Toronto Street Railway.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
TORONTO, Sunday.
Women motormen and conductors are to
be employed on the city’s street railways.
An official announcement to this effect has
been made by the company, and women are
already arranging to fill the vacancies
caused by many of the male employees join-
ing the Colours.
For some time the company has been ad-
vertising for motormen and conductors,
stating that they would give preference to
returned soldiers.
HELD IN THE ICE FLOES.
Government Steamer in Distress off
Prince Edward Island.
(Daily Record Cablegram.)
HALIFAX, Sunday.
The Naval Department has despatched [dispatched] a
tug to the assistance of the Dominion
Government steamer Stanley, which is re-
ported to be in distress off Prince Edward
Island.
The vessel is said to be unable to get
through the ice floes.

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