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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - June 6, 1949, Winnipeg, Manitoba                               FINAL EDITION Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg: Clear and cool, today and Tues- day. Winds north at 15 mph today, decreasing to light tMs evening. Low tonight, 40, and high Tuesday, 70. VOL. 215 32 PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS; WITH COMICS lOc MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1949 Sun JUae 4.21 am Moon Else 3.35 pra Sun Set 8.33 pm Moon Set 2.02 am FORECAST: CLEAR AND COOL "W. Witt Thousands Jam City As Celebrations Start Truck Driver Slain; Flin Flon Man Held FLIN FLON, Man., June Flin Flon Gravelin, being held by R.C.M.P. on a coroner's war- rant in connection with the death here early Sunday of Herbert N. Williams, 31, reportedly from knife wounds in the chest and throat which police allege resulted from an argument after a dance. In Winnipeg, Sunday, Superin- endcnt C. W. Harvison of the R.- I.M.P. said that Gravelin is being eld pending the finding of a cor- ner's jury, and that after the ver- More than a thousand relatives and fnends-of-Wmnipeg- men and women who sacrificed their lives for the defence their country gathered about the city's cenotaph Sunday for the -Tcrn-rnatlBecoratl sounds the 200 Honor Soldier Kin At Service Approximately 200 persons gath- ered at the Soldier's Relatives mon- ument Sunday morning on the legislative grounds to pay tribute to kinsmen who gave their lives In world war one. Dr. Hugh A.-MacLeod, minister of Knox United church conducted the services. He declared that "the living are in debt to the dead. It has always been so." Dr. MacLeod asked for what purpose did these men sacrifice their lives? His answer was that man "couldn't Know" and it "was not for him to know" the reason. "There are many pessimists in the world he continued, "They will not save the world, Rather it is the dying who save ihe pessimists." As in past years, the choir 'from All Saints' Anglican' church led the singing. Bandsman G. Tain Nton. HMCS Chippawa, blew The 'Last Post and Piper J. R. Coghii: of the Winnipeg Police band The Lament. Premier D. L. Campbell anc Mayor Garnet Coulter placec wreaths on the monument for the province and the city, respectively Other wreaths were placed by ladies auxiliary to the Hong Kong Veterans Association of Canada the War Amputees of Canada, and the War Widows and Widowei Mothers association.. 3 Escaped Convicts Captured In Ohio CADIZ, O., June 6 (AP) Three life-term convicts who, with 11 other prisoners, cracked oui of West Virginia state peniten- tiary early Friday, were recapturec near here Sunday. One was felled by gunfire. Recapture of the three life-ter- mers left only three of the origin, al 14 fugitives still at large. EXILES ARRESTED LA PIZ, Bolivia, June 6 (BUP) police have arrested a group of Bolivian exiles whose fol- lowers attacked the Bolivian Iron tier town of Villazon Saturda; night, government reports Monday Allies Mark Anniversary Of Normandy Invasiioii sad notes of the' Last Post, the crowd stands stitti and silent unified by the memory of a common loss. VETERANS MARCH SHOULDER TO SHOULDER Thousands AtteniJWinni JL 63rd Decoration Day Parade Where: citizens of' a young Winnipeg in 1885 his men march on theinJKay_tD victory in the second Riek, gathered Sunday for the city's 63rd Decoration Day parade. i Grey-headed veterans of the Boer war and 1he First World War marched shoulder to shoulder with younger men who saw service in the Second world conflict. Active and reserve members of the three armed forces were followed by proud-young cadets. A silence, born of respect for those who had fallen, followed the recession's progress from the cen- taph up'Portage sivenue towards ie emblem of the city's 5th anniversary. Three major OMAHA BEACH, France, June 6 western allies Sun- day remembered those who died fighting in the great invasion of Normandy five years ago. All along the Invasion coast French villagers held ceremonies commemorating the event. D-Day was June 6, 1944, but most of the observances were advanced one regard it as the iorces of Britain will side by with the forces df tErance should aggression come." (See Pictures Page 21) day to coincide with the Pente- cost Sunday holiday. The largest ceremony was at Omaha Beach. Towering a v.t-re the had been the first ob- stacle to United States sol- ders after they waded ashore, just west of where British and Canadian forces landed. In the background was the fleet of rusted ghost ships sunk after D-day to provide a breakwater at the beach. Inland, shells of war-damagec buildings and heaps of rubble call the great battle. But from the rusting ships and build- ing ruins, a returning soldier would find little else to remind him of those grim days. At Hermanville, Field Mar- shal Viscount Europe's Western Union mili- tary chief, pledged Britain to fight with in fte event of another war. He tojti .-French gathering commemorating' the al- lied invasion in 1944: "I want to tell you that you can Colombia Liberals Lead BOGOTA, June 6 (BUP) With one-third of the votes counted, an unofficial tabu- lation Monday gave Libera party a substantial lead over the New Soviet Chiiya Policy Is Ifrxpeeted June 16 (AT) A responsible east'European, dip- said Monday Vyacheslav deputy prime min- ister 'of. Russia, has been placed in' charge of Russia's policies in China and elsewhere rn the roke through a ragged sky, light- ing the flags of :the color party assembled before tlie granite shaft vhich stands in memory of Winni- peg's war dead. The flags of the color party stood straight in the itiff breeze as the assembly came o attention with the strains of 0 Canada, and hends were bared as the sounds of the city became silent. When the strains of O Can- ada faded away Hon. Major W. Askey stepped forward and called for two minutes' silence. Only the rustle of the flags waving bravely iin the breeze broke the hush which followed as thousands rennemhered the fallen. As the period of silence ended Major Askey intoned: "They shall not grow old, as we lhat are left jjrow old. "Age shall not weary them "Nor the years condemn. "At the going down of the sun "And in the morning "we will remember them." truck and the end pjn. Saturday.] Mrst J. Bissett, of. Dumas, Sask., her son and daughter Adrian and and Clare Duple, of Win- all.occupants of a car which left the road 15 miles west Ken- ora. Mrs. Bissett-; reportedly is in serious condition. All I are in St Joseph's hospital, Kenoja. The highway fatality near Plum Coulee occurred when Mr. Penner control of his tractor on roid about miles Berth of Gnadenthal. Bndly crushed when the vehicle tile victim's body was burned beyond recognition by the subsequent explosion .and fire in the gas tank. The blazing tractor was firsi See ACCIDENTS Page .9 See PAKADJG Page G I For Lost Boy EASTMAN, Que., June 6 A force fef combed the wooclec muskeg hill country near here Sun day without turning up a trace o six-year-old Michel Fontaine, mis sing since last Monday night. As they plodded back, tired sn< mosquito-bitten, to the farmhousi of Charles Fontaine, the boy' father, hope was virtually ende< that the lad would be found alive The odds were all against survi val for the little boy who is smal for his age, weighing probably n more than 45 pounds. "Michel is only about as big as said his father, gnarled backwoods farmer wh was close to exhaustion after week of tramping the woods nigh and day. Failure of the week-end biggest effort so far in the grecites search in eastern townships hislor uncover a trace of the hoy was a blow to Mr. Fontaine, who held staunchly to t.he belief his son would be found alive. The delicate little lad was lost when he followed two older broth- ers into a pasture after the cows. jy Mr. Holmes, unday. about 2.25 a.m. Many Pictures Of Sunday Events Numerous pictures of the Memorial Day parade and services, together with photos of other events in connection with Winnipeg's "5th birth- day partj- appear on inside pagss. Court Upholds Fining Of Lewis WASHINGTON, June 6 (AP) The United States circuit court of appeals Monday upheld the con- tempt of court conviction of John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers union for failure to call off a strike last year. The court orde_red the U.M.W. chief and the union to pay fines totalling The fines were imposed bv Judge T. Alan Goldsborough April 20, 1948. Lewis amount- ed ;The union fine was j______________ BABY LEWISTjON, Me., June G (BUP) held little hope Monday for the survival of a premature baby weighting "slightly less than one pound.'' HagiHFltitter, Guns Salute, Civil Servants Go Fishing OTTAWA, June 6 pomp and fanfare, Canadians Mon- _ celebrated. Fine weather wel- day officially celebrated the birth- day of the King. Although the birthday tion was set custorJmt a'more tlnrtlyrdate; Alexander, governor- general! .-sent a message of good wishes from Canada to His .Maj- esty. Closing of schools, govern- ment hanks generally coincided throughout the doniin- ion but most businesses" remained open. In Ottawa, ciTil servants swarm- ed into the Gatineau hills and the for a day ot fishing, opening of summer cottages or just relaxing. In Manitoba, Winnipeg's 7Sth anniversary was also being coined thousands of persons expected to turn out for the celebration's opening parade. Some 150 floats and 15 bands to take part. provincial and civic gov- ernment offices were closed along with schools at Regina. A royal salute was fired in front of the legislature buildings In Moose J.gy-r. civic offices re- mained open. fathers and the employees' union agreed some years ago to, observe the King's birthday holiday the civic picnic is held, usually about the end of June. A 21-gun salute as fired in Stanley park in Vancouver.______ CONVERSATION JUGGLER Beauty Meet In Hollywood's Alexis BY FRANK MORIlisS Anniversary Week Programme Of Events Second And Third MONDAY, JUNE 6 "Civic and Farmers Day" p.m Winnipeg's 75th Anniversary Historical, Cultural and In- dustrial Parade. Parade starts corner of Main and Redwood, conies down Main, up Portage avenue to Sherbrook street, south on Sherbrook to Broadway, thence to legislative building grounds. p.m. Senior Men's Baseball at stadium. p.m. Winnipeg Ballet special performance at p.m. Official Opening Ball at Winnipeg auditorium. p.m. Street Dancing in North Winnipeg. Alexis Smith of Hollywood, Calif., is living proof that lo be beautiful and blonde not necessarily mean that a; girl has to have a bird brain and a sim- pering giggle. The statuesque Miss Smith, who arrived in Sunday to help the citv- celebrate its 75th birthday party, has grey matter, charm and the', ability to balance half a dozen conversations at the same time. capi- tal couldn't have better re- presentative. After a plane trip' from Holly- wood which would have made most strong men rush for home and a 12-hour sleep, Miis Smith gaily launched a personal ap: pearances disturbing- a lock of her reddish blonde hair (which natural, by tie -her evident in meeting' people and talking with them en- deared her to the press, radio ,and .film circles.. Notebook in hand, I inter- viewed her at a crowded cock- tail party.. a hundred times insist have been in- terrupted come to: be Introduced. Alexis didn't lose the thread of a? single conversation. A cordial' greeting over, she would begin light, where she had -left off. :Story she was telling.'me interrupted in the middle by a telephone conversation. She returned fronv the phone, fresh as n daisy, and finished the, tale. She was. so rushed after she arrived- that she didn't lave eat. hut she solved this little problem by nibbling at sandwiches as they passed. Alexis-; Canadian, but like Winnipeg's, Deanna Durbin, she was only a year old when she was taken from, Penticton, B.C., by her has .spent the rest of her life around. Hollywood. She was and graduated from Los Angeles City college with a fine record in dramatics. Miss Smith hops from one con- versation trend to another with- display of Fireworks at legislative TUESDAY, JUNE "Canada Day" f _ Display by R.C.A.F. Ceremony at Winnipeg's cake, cprper Portage and Main. Canadian Club Winnipeg Canadian Club Luncheon at Fort Garry hotel. Golf Tournament club. Exhibition of Lacrosse, Canada's national game. at Wesley park. Senior Softball Game at stadium. Sing Song in St. John's park, under auspices of the Native Sons of Canada. All-Star Concert at Winnipeg auditorium. Ballet special performance at See ALEXIS SMITH Page 9 Free Press Honors King's Birthday, Holiday In honor of all Canadians of Swedish descent, the flag of Sweden today flies over the Free Press Building in com- memoration of the national holiday of that country. The birthday of H.M. George VI will be celebrated today in- stead of on the day upon which it actually falls, Dec. 14. The Union Jack will fly over the Free Press until sundown in commemoration. King George was born in 1S95. ing the city's 75th birthday. City hotels were filled to capa- city over the week-end and more than 150 special rooms in private homes were taken by visitors. Registrations at special booths set up at entrances into the city looked like the index to an atlas, with all Canadian cities represented as well as points in the United States from Glendale, Calif, to Oak Harbour, Wash. Visitors from England, Scotland and Ireland had also signed in. W. Fridfinnson, in charge of reg- istration, said more than per- sons had registered to date. Ha estimated this would be less than 25 per cent, of the number of visi- tors. Lowest Estimate very lowest estimate lhat can reasonably be made of the number of visitors would be in excess of so he said. A glance over one registration book showed tourists from the fol- lowing points: Ann Arbor, Mich.; Fargo, N.D.; Crookston. Minn.; Marion, Iowa; Ottawa, Vancouver, Pittsburg and Oklahoma; Detroit, Mich.; Glendale, Calif.; Chicago, 111.; and Grand Rapids, Mich. One of the earliest and most impressive ceremonies they witnessed was at the birthday cake focal point of the birthday party at Portage avenue and Main street. There at noon, Mayor Garnet Coulter was made honorary squad- ron commander of 402 City of Win- nipeg auxiliary fighter squadron, by the commanding officer of that R.CA.F. group. Wing Commander Lome Cameron. Mobile Kadar Wing Commander Cameron hand- ed over command of the squadron to Mayor Coulter for the anniver- sary week before thousands of citi- zens and visitors who crowded into every conceivable vantage point at tho city's crossroads. Mayor Coulter was then handed a specially prepared ground to air- craft telephone. By an ingenious arrangement; with a mobile radar unit at the airport, the mayor was able' to tall: on the phone with Squadron Leader Ander- son anjl FO. I'Ce Evans, pilots. of two jet aircraft cruising' around at Headingley, Man. Mayor Coulter gave a command to the two pilots and seconds later the jets whistled in over the city. In formation they passed over the birthday cake, peeled off and then criss-crossed over the heads of Mayor Coulter and the party on the stand in front of the cake. First In History Mayor Coulter thus became the first mayor in history to talk over a telephone to pilots of jet planes and to direct his squadron over- lead. After Hon. R. F. McWilllams, lieutenant-governor, officialljr opened the "5th birthday party celebrations from the birthday cake at noon, the spotlight shifted to the Royal Alexandra hotel where 3. luncheon was tendered to present any members of the city council. Gracing the head table were movie actress Alexis Smith and skater Barbara Ann Scott. Speak- i's included the lieutenant-gover- nor, Mayor Coulter and Dean rant MacEwan. Midway All Set Centre of attraction in down- town Winnipeg Monday morning was the Conklin shows which were up overnight. The midway running down Mem- orial boulevard ftom Portage ave- nue south, was in operation Mon- day afternoon. "We're all set to KO with the C. F. Greene, anni- versary director, said at noon. The parade gets underway at ALEXJS SMITH A Breezy Welcome See BIRTHDAY PARTY Page 3 U.S. Official 4To Denounce' New Air Pact WASHINGTON. June 6 (CP) Representative Carl Hinshaw (R. Calif.) Monday was reported ready to denounce in the house of repre- sentatives what he called the sec- recy in which a Canadian-United States air agreement negotiat- ed. (See story Page The new agreement announced Sunday night gives each country additional rights to do business in the other's country. Mr. Hinshaw said he would also protest the manner in which Unit- ed States air line properties were "traded away." The New York Times said Mon- day there is a move on in both the senate and the house for adop- tion of a joint resolution calling for investigation of the entire proceedings and the system where- by the type of executive agree- ment signed is neither subject to senate confirmation nor reviewable by the courts. The Times says the resolution would ask the state department and the civil aeronautics board to ab- s ain from carrying out the agree- ment pending investigation.   

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