While the matter is one of government policy as to which no final present statement is possible, it is not the intention of the government to introduce a bill amending the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act during the present session.
Subtopic: FARMERS' CREDITORS-DEFINITION OF DEBTOR
1. At any time, since September 1, 1941, has legal action been started in the courts of the United States or Canada against the national film board by March of Time, Inc., or the producers of the series of films known as "March of Time"?
2. If so, on what date was such action commenced and upon what alleged grounds?
3. Was this action dropped by the producers of "March of Time" and, if so, on what date?
4. Was settlement made as between the producers of "March of Time" and the national film board, its agents, or any other incorporated company against whom action had been taken jointly with the national film board?
5. What did the producers of "March of Time" allege with respect to their ownership of film material?
6. Was settlement of the action arranged by the payment of money to the producers of "March of Time" by either the national film board or companies associated with the board in the distribution and exhibition of films in the United States?
7. If so, what was the amount paid to the producers of "March of Time" from the public treasury or from funds accumulated from the receipts from the distribution in the United States of films produced by the national film board?
3. What was the total amount expended by officials of the national film board for travelling and other purposes in connection with the settlement of this action?
Subtopic: NATIONAL FILM BOARD-LEGAL ACTION BT MARCH OF TIME INC.
_ L No. "March of Time" entered an action in the District Court, Southern District of New York in December, 1941, against Loew's Incorporated, Warwick Pictures Inc., and Moredall Realty Corporation to restrain them from exhibiting in the United States a film entitled "War Clouds in the Pacific" produced
and released in Canada by the national film board in November, 1941. The grounds alleged were that a certain quantity of film material furnished by the "March of Time" and used in the film had been supplied for exhibition in Canada only. This allegation was denied by the defendants. The action was discontinued after a conference between the interested parties, at which the government film commissioner, the assistant film commissioner and Mr. Stuart Legg, producer of the Canada Carries On Series, were present, together with representatives of the "March of Time," Loew's Incorporated and Warwick Pictures, Inc. It was agreed that a subtitle in the following terms should be added to the film: "This motion picture was produced by
the national film board of Canada with the cooperation of the 'March of Time'." No money payments of any kind were involved in this settlement. The film secured nationwide distribution in the United States.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. See answer to question 1.
8. $179.23. (See answer to question 1.)
Subtopic: NATIONAL FILM BOARD-LEGAL ACTION BT MARCH OF TIME INC.
1. Yes. The national film board has been operating, in conjunction with the director of public information, since January 1, 1942, some forty-three 16-millimetre travelling theatres serving remote rural areas in every province in Canada. The Canadian council of education for citizenship collaborates in the project.
2. Thirty-seven. In addition, the services of ten projectionists have been supplied free of charge by cooperating organizations.
3, 4, 5 and 6.
Total salary paid per
D. W. Buchanan, National supervisor $270 00
Stanley Rands, Regional agent 100 00
J. A. Bramham, Regional agent and
140 00R. K. Nevers, Regional agent, part time
60 00J. D. Nadeau, Projectionist
130 00Hilda Gillis, Projectionist
130 00Gaston Morin, Projectionist
108 33Elmer Brownell, Projectionist 130 00Mrs. S. C. Perry, Projectionist 130 00J. C. Peck, Projectionist
130 00Robert Taylor, Projectionist
130 00Gerard Boutet, Projectionist
108 33Earl Rowan, Projectionist
130 00David Smith, Projectionist
130 00Lucien Dallaire, Projectionist 108 33L. A. Johnson, Projectionist
130 00R. F. Allen, Projectionist
130 00William M. Ritchie, Projectionist.... 130 00J. D. McIntyre, Projectionist
130 00Jean L. Thibault, Projectionist 108 33Victor Buchanan, Projectionist 130 00R. H. Cunningham, Projectionist.... 130 00David Sharpies, Projectionist 130 00W. A. Thomson, Projectionist 130 00A. F. Mitchner, Projectionist
130 00C. W. Gray, Projectionist
130 00A. E. Gawreluck, Projectionist 130 00Total travelling expenses during Previouspast fiscal year experience$116 02 Former national secretary, National Film Society of Canada, and supervisor of public affairs broadcasts, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.102 08 School teacher.590 26 16 mm. projectionist.266 94 Director of New Brunswick Visual Education Bureau.358 65 16 mm. projectionist.252 92 Visual education, Prince Edward Island Libraries.374 69 16 mm. projectionist.197 97 16 mm. projectionist.Employment 16 mm. projectionist.began since March 31,1942 Employment 16 mm. projectionist.began since March 31,1942 304 30 Rural extension service, Macdonald College, Ste. Anne de Bellevue.291 24 16 mm. projectionist.439 72 16 mm. projectionist.211 15 Rural education officer, University of Toronto.392 12 16 mm. projectionist.527 95 16 mm. projectionist.340 95 16 mm. projectionist.63 90 Rural education officer, United Farmers of Ontario.335 75 16 mm. projectionist.379 35 16 mm. projectionist.393 48 16 mm. projectionist.319 00 16 mm. projectionist.379 34 16 mm. projectionist.514 90 16 mm. projectionist.Employment began since March 31,1942 16 mm. projectionist.431 24 Educational services, Saskatchewan.378 76 Farmer, motor mechanic.418 80 16 mm. projectionist.480 31 16 mm. projectionist.385 15 School teacher.412 82 16 mm. projectionist.492 81 16 mm. projectionist.
salary Total travelling
paid per expenses during PreviousName-Classification. month past fiscal year experiencePaul Gutoski, Projectionist ... $130 00 $447 75 16 mm. projectionist.Damase Bouvier, Projectionist .. 130 00 584 33 16 mm. projectionist.K. E. Purdy, Projectionist .. 130 00 527 81 16 mm. projectionist.J. A. Black, Projectionist .. 130 00 651 03 16 mm. projectionist.Thomas Prime, Projectionist .. 130 00 459 58 Music teacher.
Also certain fees for assistance in supervising the operation of the circuits are paid to certain cooperating organizations as follows:
Department of Extension, University of Alberta, $30 per month.
National Film Society of Canada, Ottawa, $30 per month.
Joseph Morin, Director, Service de Cine-photographie, Quebec, $200.49 until March 31, 1942.
7. Thirty-five 16-mm. projectors and complete accessories. Also fourteen portable power units for operation of projectors when electricity is not otherwise available.
11. To bring the full story of Canada at war to rural areas which do not normally see motion pictures, and which are less effectively served than other areas of Canada by the various information media. Motion pictures explaining the strategy of war and depicting the training of Canada's armed forces, her industrial production, and every other aspect of Canada's war effort are shown, as well as films describing the geographical and social structure of the dominion. Special care has been taken to reach communities of nonAnglo-Saxon extraction, including Ukrainians, Germans and Mennonites.
Subtopic: NATIONAL FILM BOARD-16-MILLIMETRE PROJECTION CIRCUIT
2. Only one of the elevators is operated under lease namely, the National Harbours Board elevator at West Saint John.
3. Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
4. Sir Edward Beatty, G.B.E.; L. J. Belnap; Col. Henry Cockshutt; D. C. Coleman; Aime Geoffrion, K.C.; G. Blair Gordon; Hon. Eric W. Hamber; John W. Hobbs; Right Hon. Reginald McKenna, P.C.; R. S. McLaughlin; Ross H. McMaster; Maj.-Gen. Frank S. Meighen, C.M.G.; Sir Edward Peacock, G.C.V.O.; Robert C. Stanley; W. N. Tilley,
K.C.; Morris W. Wilson and W. M. Neal.
5. $4,000 plus one-tenth (1/10) cent per bushel on all grain received into the elevator and one-tenth (1/10) cent per bushel on all grain shipped through National Harbours Board grain galleries and twenty-five (25) per cent of all storage revenue accruing on grain stored in both the National Harbours Board elevator and the Caandian Pacific Railway elevator and in railway cars.