Winnipeg Free Press, September 1, 1948

Winnipeg Free Press

September 01, 1948

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 1, 1948, Winnipeg, Manitoba FINAL EDITION Winnipeg Free PRICE 5 GENTS; WITH COMICS IQc SEPTEMER 1, 1948 Winnipeg: Briefly cloudy Thursday afternoon otherwise clear today and Thursday. Continuing warm. Wind south at 15 mph during the day and light at night. Low tonight and high. Thursday 45 and 82. Sun Rises 6.43 a.m. Rises 3.37 a.m. Sets 8.12 p.m. Moon Sets 7.56 p.m. VOL 5J5__N 288 30 PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS- WITH COMICS luc p..... BERLIN BLOCKADE MAY END SUNDAY Benes In Coma; Doctors Gloomy PRAGUE, Sept. 1 president Eduard Benes of Czechoslovakia is in "very bad" condition and is not expected to live through the night, an official spokesman at his Sezimovo Usti. RED LEADER ZHDANOV DIES home, said Wednesday. Benes, has been in a coma since early Wednesday, nearly death from arterial sclerosis. The 64-year-old statesman had been reported in ill health when he resigned from office shortly after the Communists seized con- trol of his country last February. He took a turn for the worse Tuesday and his doctors said he had lost consciousness. Benes has been at his home in Sezimovo Usti south of Prague, since last February when, with tears in his eyes, he walked out. of the Prague presidential palace after swearing in a new Communist cabinet. Friends said he preferred re- tirement public life to bowing to the wishes of the Red cabinet ministers who surrounded him following the coup. Benes had been reported in good ealth by his friends in recenj lonths. But when he formally re- red "''om the presidency on Juneef up 28 per cent, and potatoes up 20 per cent. In asking for support fechuman said the freedom of France was at stake. In grave tones he told the assembly Trance "consumes more than she produces, abandons her money, lets speculation set the national living standard and gambles, through repeated crises, the existence of her political in- stitutions." Schuman now faces the more 'dif- ficult-task of getting, the various parties to agree on details of a programme and men for the var- ious cabinet posts. ______ LOSS ESTIMATED WJLC. Gas R ate Increases Winnipeg Electric company gas utility will lace a loss of about in 1948 unless requested increased rates on gas in all services are permitted by the municipal and public utility board, company officials, said Wednesday. _______ Hearing of an application by the company for an increase in private, indutsrial and commercial gas rates was conducted the public utility board in. the law courts. Following testimony by Allan H. Harris, manager of the gas .utility, the board chairman D. L.. Mellish said decision in the case would be reserved. Increased operating costs in both materials and- wage increases was given by Mr. Harris as the reason for the. gas. utility's application. Mr. Harris said a recent 11-cent- New Labor Code Goes Into Force Amidst Criticisms Of C.C.L. OTTAWA Sept. 1 in a large group of key Canadian industries moved in Wed- nesday under the shelter of a federal labor code that has been described variously as a model labor charter and as a flabby makeshift. One of the most controversial acts to move through parliament in re- cent years, the code sets up ma U.S. OFFICIALS STUNNED' German Court Acquits Ex Financier Schacht STUTTGART, Sept. 1 (AP) German appeals court Wednesday acquitted Hjalmar Schacht, former German financial wizard, of charges that he was a major Nazi offender. He was ordered freed. He had been serving an eight- term after conviction on the charge by a Stuttgart denazifica- tion court last year. Schacht also went free from the courtroom at Nuernberg two years ago, when Hermann Goering, Joa- chim Von Ribbentrop and other close associates of Adolf Hitler were condemned to die for war crimes. The court held that Schacht's participation in the Nazi opposi- tion movement from 1936 onward more than outweighed his earlier support of Hitler. Spectators Cheer Schacht will be released immed- iately from the internment camp here. German spectators in the courtroom cheered the verdict Some handed flowers to the aged former president of the reichsbank American officials were, stunned when told the verdict. Charles M. Friedrr.ann. denazi licatibn officer for the United States military government in called i "incomprehensible." Bound Tor Tyrol Schacht said he wants to go t 112 Big George (a) 12.-) Tyro lib Yaks Senior 109 Broad Bend Casino's Pride 112 (9) Ruklle entry. SIXTH BACK Sl.DOO AllmvBncen (The Yosemite) Three-year_old5 and up -1 MHe ,0 reached Tuesday between the two- unions "whereby the C.L.S.U. be- comes a part of the Canadian dis- trict of the Seafarers' Interna- tional union embracing deep'sea as well as Great Lakes operations." Agreement Signed The agreement was signed by representatives ol both organiza- tions. D. Joyce, secretary-treasurer of the Canadian district signed for the S.I.U. Jack Chapman of Mont- real, new president of the C.L.S.U., signed for his organization. Hall said the C.S.L.U. docs not retain its identity and now comes simply into the Canadian district. He said that with the elimina- tion of Sullivan, Chapman signed as president of the C.S.L.U. to give full effect to the merger. The announcement said: "Pat Sullivan, erstwhile presi- dent of the C.L.S.U., has been 're- ired from the scene. The Sea- arers' approach to the discussions which led up to the agreement conditional upon the climinatiorv-ol of a blonde starlet. "This is the bitter end of every- my career, my home, my said Mitchum as he was Booked. He surrendered calmly, shrug- his broad shoulders as he was taken into cus-fg tody who by said they caught him smoking a mari- juana cigarette. Arrested with him were L i 1 a Leeds, 20, golden- haired actress whose home :was raided, dancer Vickie Evans, and P.obin Ford, 31, a friend of Mitchum's. Mitchum, Ford and Miss Leeds Mitehnm were booked on suspicion of vio lating the narcotics act. If con- icted, their sentences could range rom 90 days to 10 years. There an be no probation, police said. Aiss Evans, who lives with Miss was booked on a technical harge of visiting a house where is used. Mitchum joked with officers who ingerprinted him in central jail. 3ut he was concerned about his career and his family. "My wife left me a few months ago, but she and the two kids are on their way out here he Lovely VVa> My Memory faj Bella Airlano Worthy Gal Last Sun 112 Stop Press xllO Double Dot 10T Dale Light 105 122 Dorsey K (10) 118 154 X104 116 119 114 117 11 Hair Do Miss Finch Caisa Boy Dustbane Speck's Case 1 122 Cute Helen Sir Mortimer 122 SUB. Claim Three-year-old., and UP 6% Furlong. (10) Also Pepper Pot Conexia Cetoma Noxarun Money Hill (5) 117 117 117 122 Keconoiliation Gono "The stage was all set for a big, Cat reconciliation. With that tem- per of hers she'll turn the cai right around and head hack east. I can just see her face When she Rears the news on the or reads it in the paper." "Who's gonna bail you out, asked the policeman who See JMHTCHCM Page 9 Jetf Himself Ala Be Markwell Beaming Son Lady Stick Ty-Raker Memphis Lad Wlngaway Market Song Herman ..Jr. 122 114' XlOB 152 X10S 122 (10) Also Joan P Beau Brummel 122 Count T-...... 11" Doris Y Meadolan 11' 122 Thomas L 11' .114 Victory Loan 11' 114 winshlre Girl, 114 122 (8) 20 excluded Three-year-olds and up Furlong Sun Forever 119 115 Rockwood Jean (a; Nimolefoot 122 Breezy Somers 11 Bragabout Sweet Carol 10 Minltonas 103 Yours Only 11 Brown's Line (a) (9) Jackson and W. G. Trevcnen onto allowance. See SCIAIVAN Page 8 SCRATCHES All eligiblcs. 2. Spmo Yank, Nodsboy, Bven Trade, Squeezit, Slay Do. 3. Wee Elegance, Swift Ard, Ehor, VaJIy Band, Sky Mea- dows, I-ady Amber. 4. Kanuki. 5. Brocan, Karakus. 6. Divulge. 7. Coordinator, Noxarun, James J.I., Carlante, Cassa Boy, Toy Broom, Jrivcr Fox, Sister Bolus. TRACK: FAST. IAT A''NUTSHELL.. 1. Bulu Pirate, Braeg Creek, Sagelyn. 2. Flying Aster, Warrito, Green Turban. 3. Boss Meadows, Fair Golden Iris. 4. China Jack, Lust Sun, Coral Rose. 5. Fort Garry, Lady, Am- sterson. 6. Fair Shake, Wrack, O My 7. Hi Meattowiand, MorninK Mammy1; Genie's Boy. Mate, Lee, Miss Merit Mcadowland. Doyle Six Up At Windsor Johnny Doyle, defending cipal champion, was six holtis up on Bon Casl.elane the end the first 18 holes of match play in Windsor course golf Wednesday. Doyle went out in 32 and came in with 37. lor a total of 69. Cas- telane posted 37 and 39. The second 18 was to be played Wednesday afternoon. Winner of the 35 holes will meet Jim Brown oC KUdonan for the municipal golf championship Fri- day. New York Stores Feel Effects Of Truck Strike NEW -YORK; Sept. i Truck drivers struck in the New York metropolitan area Wednes- day and major grocery chains were he first to feel the effects of the walkout which left them with no means of supplying- their retail stores. J. E. Strong, president of local 807 of the International Brother- hood of Teamsters (AFL) said the strike by his driver members would hamper the flow of food, newsprint, freight and merchan- dise to and from the metropolitan area; Strong announced the action after his men voted to 1.425 to re- ject a ;15-cent hourly wage increase which, employers had offered in. a last minute attempt to renew a- union contract that expired at mid- night. ;

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