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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 16, 1924, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                TEMPERATURE, WINNIPEG (Free Press Thermometer Readings) 7.30 p.m., Deo. 10.30 p.m., Deo. 12.30 a.m., Dec. 16. 2.30 a.m., Dec. 16. For full weather report of Meteor- ological office see page one. FORECAST: Fair Smouldering Opposition to jjovietism Coming to Head Moon- rises. 21.49; sels. 11.44. WINNIPEG; TUESDAY, DECEMBER IG, 1924 Price 5c per Copy; Edition: with Comic. I Oc. 26 PAGES A SEA OF CLOUDS, PHOTOGRAPHED BY ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE When Trot3ky jmished Thought Mere Pre- lude to Further Serious Trouble, Even to Overthrow of Regime-Army Loyal Trotsky aad Bitterly Op- posed to Successor. By T. R. YBARRA 3-flin, Dec. banisli- from Moscow to the Crimea, as of his fall from V grace with soviet dignitaries, bids Vhr'n" to a head the iintl- opposition, which has been me throughout .Russia, ac- to reports reaching here, des- Methodists in Britain May Defeat Church Union Plan (Canndlun Press Cable.) London, Deo. union is a live question among: the Ihreo branches of the Methodist church in this "Wes- leyans. Primitive Methodists and United a vote on the question oC union Is now being- taken. It has been agreed that If the opposition to the proposed, union, secures 25 per cent of the total vote, the union will not take Place. It is regarded as possible1 that the opposition vote may reach 30 per cent and that the scheme of union cannot be car- ried out at the present time. among- the unemployed rapidly increasing op- "among- tfco communisr.s Trotsky is one of the p'enwats in tli-j last named S'ca'of the opposition. The bloody 'n Moscow, when he was to the Crimea recently, may Si be i prelude to further serious evea to the overthrow of the to the "an tricMins through from Russia frMty-Seven Communists Killed OH trouble centre is Nijni Xov- where rebel bands under the I Tcherny. have been! much worry to the_ Musco- Tchemy's followers.' 'r-i-ftg peasants and unemployed! rrtik controlled the region for seizing the povernment ware- toes sad distributing- food to pwpie. They killed twenty- BETTER Larkin Says at Dinner to Amery Kesponsibility of Nationhood Accepted Colonial Secretary Announces Removal of High Commis- sioners' Grievances (Canadian Press Cable.} London, Dec. colonial secretary holds an office which can- not be conducted successfully by the jro'coramunists in three months ancient rules and precedents" Hon udo-erenot put down until several [P. C. Larkin, Canadian high c'ommts- EtSt refimcnts were sent ngamst sloner in London, declared at a din- younger Communists. soviet of the ne-irhborhood, ijn, Including: one from Moscow. "f. !3 now reported that. Tcherny shot, together with the other but the fact, that among- the 'aim of Xijni Novgorod rebellion t-; ncaisrous younger Communists. Midb? two pre; councils 13 the extent of the antl- Bscw defection now seething- in Tho aforesaid local .soviet kept the rebels acquainted i'S fts plans of the Moscow gov- including- those of the tafed fheka. Army Loyal to Trotsky Atf'.her trouble centre is Perm. eleven communists, imprisoned firicii-uovercment utterances, went. strike recency and were bv other prisoners belonging and Social revolu- fsir? factions, some of whom were Mskyito. tat from Russia i; that Trotsky'.tes violent measures now .___ to. tlsir chief has been banished. ISst-mr is loyal to h'm and bitterly f AT T TfJ A'RMQ who lias been ap- 1U AJilllO iii Trotsky'r; place as isog claiming Hint ssra situation presasroa persons IK-several nrrivhuri n n i B rsternay from Russia via i MSSian 'oO'OIlieS 111 'Look ou! for bis; happenings i i Japan ner given here tonig-ht by the Cana- dian club to Lt.-Col. L. C. Amery. colonial secretary, the Canadian high commissioner "The status of the dominions has changed greatly in the last tea llr. Larkin. continued. "The dominions have accepted the re- sponsibility of nationhood. They v.-ill, I know, be accorded by you (addressing Colonel Amery) the con- sideration due to nations. Aware as we are of your vision to see im- pediments and your courag-e to re- move them, we look confidently to even a better understanding- "than that of the present time." Puts End to Anomalies Col. in responding- to the toast in his honor, announced that Winston Churchill, the chancellor of of Dominions in e Threatens Crisis A remarkable picture taken during a fright north of Winnipeg. It illustrates some ot the marvellous sights which only airmen see Here clouds stretch away to the horizon, a level, unbroken surface.. As Flying Officer Cairns remarked: "You could almost step right on tlrem th'ev look so solid However, when you are in them, it is fairly patchy, and glimpses of the land below can be this picture shows These clouds were met with at less than feet, and prevented ail photography work for the day, because in order to take pictures a height of about 5 000 is ra quired as well as a fairly clear sky. Manitoba Flight Ranks With Exploits of Men Who Flew Around World [Special Bespatcli to the Free Press by Staff Correspondent.) Ottawa, Dec. the tepees on he shores of Reindeer lake the In- dians still talk in subdued tones of he white men who on one day last luly came flying from the south and vho, after keeping- the population in i state of amazed stupefaction for -nany days, left as they had come. Reindeer lake, if you have not a map of Canada handy, is -slightly than Lake Winnipeg. It the exchequer, had agreed to put an straddles the end to those anomalies which hither- stale to existed between the position ac- {Continued on page five.) BY GRAND DUKE CYRIL 3IU Light Keepers Are n, i r I rec From Lake Russian colonies m r Manchuria have been arou _ Ont' (Special Cable to the Free Tekio, Dec. recent weeks >an and sed by the circulation of a call to arms bv Grand ltcl'-} _. Duke Cyril, F. j anti-Soviet activities by Russian I Peasants, and by a rumor that Is organizing to covered let- from stern to i The weather last week was rough, but she succeeded in il! the light-keepers for Invade Siberia, simultaneously with uprisings in Russia. Last week Gen. Semenoff, White leader, announced the organization of a big company to trade In Mongolia with Russian, Chinese and Japanese capital. Insiders state that the an- nounced object Is a camouflage to permit the shipment of arms from Japan to Mongolia for use against the Soviets. friction between President SocretaiT of Navy AVil- '611 fudset board has tluc for 391.40 from the society of Winnl- city council refers street car sen-ice to SEEM TO PUT MJZZIE ON U.S. NAVAL OFFICERS grades of the sale at coal r coal on the Bather ls general tne Page -agents take over peni- Atlanta, Ga.. following 1. Dr- tiweet, of Brandon college, personality at Taber- 6. Merinjr opposition to Sovlet- t head, following ban- s' 1. Action sale of Pulpwood ,Snltoh_a- wiu be held 1 case of J "YT to p'OS't: says thc Child the Magma Charta of School of Art shows Tease in student en- Secret Probe Into Leakage of In- formation Being Held (Special Despatch to the Free Washington, D.C., Dec. se- cret investigation by high naval offi- cials to identify, punish and "muzzle" the naval officers who have revealed the poor condition of the navy was in progress at the naval war college tonight, on the. eve of the congres- sional inquiry into the navy's decline. The secret probe is said to be in- tended to locate the naval officer who said, in a speech at the college, that "Uie navy was sunk" at the Washing- ton arms conference, and the old admiral who arose and exclaimed, "Who was the traitor that did It is also said to be intended to put a stop to the constant flow of infor- mation that has been coming into Washington 'recently of the navy's condition from officers and teachers at the famous college, which provides the highest naval training In the country. wan -boundary, part in. one province and part in the other. It is, rough- ly speaking, a? far north as Fcrt Churchill, or, in other words, about six or seven hundred miles north- west of Winnipeg. The nearest rail- way connection is The Pas, about two hundred rniles distant. It was in this scarcely explored territory of the two provinces that the Royal Canadian Air Foree car- ried out, last summer, a flight which in point of daring ami achievement Is fit to be ranked with the. exploits of the airmen who flew aronnd the world. This was purely a business proposition, undertaken to obtain photographs of a country about which there was very little reliable information In the possesion of the government. Headed by Major' Hobbs The flight occupied 25 days and the flying time was 4-1 hours and 10 minutes. The distance flown was i aa far as from! Quebec to Prince snare miles of territory were graphed, or an area one half aa. large. In- extent as Scotland.; All thiS'Was' accomplished in one Vickers Viking-, amphibian with an Eagle 9 Rolls Royce engine. The expedition was. headed by Major. B. D. p.S.O... of the Victoria Beach air station, an of- ficer who, after distinguishing; self overseas as a member of the Royal Kaval Air Scrvice...ls continu- ing his career with the Royal Cana- dian Air force. With 'him were R Davidson, the Topographical Sur- veys department. Flying, Officer Cairns and Corporal Milne. The object ot the flight was to photograph, a country which had (Continued on Page Seven) mssm MANY NEW YORK BY Cold Spell Results in Heavy Pro- perty Loss 
                            

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