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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 21, 1950, Winnipeg, Manitoba                               In Wtaolpej: Clear. Little change in tempera- ture. Light winds. Low tonight and high to- morrow, 15 and 32. Bolstering Red Defences HONG KONG, A large number of Russian troops have arrived recently In China arid are taking an role in China's civil war, according to apparently authentic reports. These re- ports, from a number of sources, indicate that between and Russian troops arrived within the past 30 days. They are helping bolster Chin- ese Communist resistance against increased Nationalist: air attacks. There is also the possibility that the Russians might be used to discourage any popular, uprising against the' Chinese Communist regime in view of China's wide- spread famine and economic stagnation. Observers advanced another theory' that the Russians might have been placed in China to ensure that the pro- Kremlin faction of the Chi- nese Commimijt party would be ousted by Nationalist VOL. NO. 147 5 "Sun fl.31 '6.42 Rite 7.22 Moon' Set 10.25 CHANGE Among-larger not Bee SOVIET TBOOFS Page 13 Pensioner Takes 'Mite9 To Red Cross Largest boost so far received was recorded at Manitoba Red Cross headquarters Tuesday as the campaign tqtai jumped by .in contributions. From a previous total of 057, the fund rose to Tuesday. donations were: S177.95 from Globelite Bat- tery limited and e m- ployees; from Western Packing com- "pany; from Malcom Con s t 'r u c- tion company limited; from Green Biankstein Russell and as- sociates and employees; from the employees the Canadian Fire Insurance company and the Canadian Indemnity company. Also: from the employees of Brewery Products limited; 5450.25 from Blue Ribbon limited employees; from Wood Gundy "and company limited and employees; from Stiults and Pollard limited and em- ployees; from Paul Moore company limited and employees; from Jacob-Crowley Manu- facturing company limited and em- ployees; and from the em- ployees of G. McLean company limited. Rural return! were reported tD be "picking- up speed" and among: those received at head- quarters Tuesday were the fol- lowing: SM4.BO from Melita; C26 (second donation) from Solsgirth; J25 from the ladies' Chatelaine club, Anoln; S68 from St. Anne; (second donation) from Spraguc; from Arden; (second don- ation) from Miami; (105 from the Westbourne and Lonfburn branches; and from Lun- dar. A residential canvasser in" Win- nipeg told a story of one crous" citizen Tuesday. The can- Winnipeg Free Press PROVINCES APPEAL FREIGHT HIKE Spring Puddles Today it's just a' long, dirty puddle but soon it will be a sunny stretch like Lake Winnipeg. That's what first .day :of spring meant to these two little girls Tuesday. For them, summer was already around the corner. Motorists might grumble over water-filled streets; pedestrians might have to jump like out of .splash-range; mothers might complain about muddy clothes and wet socks. But when you're very young, a puddle means adventure and it means spring; EGA BUI Of Billion Clears 1st Senate Hurdle WASHINGTON, -March 21 (BUP) The senate foreign re- lations committee Tuesday unani- mously approved the full" third-year Marshall Plan spending authorization requested by President Truman.. The figure includes in new funds and in funds appropriated last year, but which Mr.. Truman ..would be. au1 thorized to spend in fiscal 1951. J 'Clears JSttfiMMh- senate.Jiurdle at a time when Administrator. Paul G. Hoffman faced a' hard house fight; House foreign affairs com- mittee members Monday had voted to cut' cash funds by and substitute a similar .amount in shipments of American farm sur- pluses. The senate committee's version also included in spend- ing authority for the republic of Korea. Members also' voted to keep available until June 30, 1951, an already appropriated, but unspent, fund of about to be Cabinet a. Action Sought OTTAWA, March 21 (CP) provincial govern- ments appealed to the cabinet-against the last tvvo freight rate increases granted the railways, which I boosted authorized rates 16 per cent, above the levels of last September. At the same time, they called on the cabinet to stay the appli- cations of the last, increase, which is due to go into "effect Thursday. Awarded March 1, it amounts to 7.4 per cent, on exist- ing' rates. I The other' .increase which the provinces are appealing was award ed as an by the board transport commissioners Sept. an applica- tion of the railways in 1948 for a 20 per cent, hoist. March 1 the joard gave the railways an addi .ional eight per cent. the original 20, which works out to 7.4 on exist- ing rates. Ask Cabinet Action The seven provinces all ex- cept Ontario, Quebec and New- foundland appealed against both the awards, invoking the powers of the governor-in-council (cabi- net) to change or rescind any orders of the transport board. The action came while the .rail- ways themselves .were engaged in an appeal to the board aiming at having it boost the March 1 award to the full total of 20 per cent, which they asked originally in 1948. That would involve 'an additional increase of 3.4 per cent, over the hoisted rates scheduled to go into used in -the "general area of a last-minute revision asked President e practicable, 'to spend up to. of, this amount for Nationalist China itself, including the island of Hainan, Formosa" and such other areas on mainland still free of Com- munist control. Federal Budget May Cut Tax On Stock Dividends OTTAWA, March. 21 March. 28 federal budget will make it easier Jor the little man to .become a stockholder and assure him he won't lose .so much of his "profits in taxes, it was disclosed Tuesday.. Usually well-informed Liberal sources said the federal budget scheduled for presentation by Hon. Douglas Abbott, finance min- ,-_-.. "allowable, deduction" on cximmon ister, March 28 would double an vasser had visited the home of an old age pensioner to collect a con- tribution, but the pensioner, whose wife' was away shopping, didn't have any ready money. The canvasser left, promising to come back. She didn't but she received the contribution anyway.! The pensioner called on her with; his donation. Police Seize Diary, Spike Singapore Coup SINGAPORE, March 21 Police said Tuesday they had seized a Red agent's diary which re- vealed a Communist plot to seize control of the Singapore labor movement. Police 'found three pieces of white human skin in the book. Information contained in the book enabled them to arrest three Chinese members of the-Malayan Communist party. Alderman Frets Over 'Flyaway' Mayor Garnet Coulter prom- ised in city council Monday to suggest to the board of police commissioners that con- stables ensure parking viola- tion cards are more securely fastened to autos in the future. Aid. H. B. Scott said he had received several complaints that'parking tickets-were be-, ing. shoved under windshields and not tied to car door handles. "The tags blow away and a few days later police turn up with a summons, which costs the motorist more than the Aid. Scott stated. itock dividends. They explained it this way: Since last year Canadians mak- ng out .income tax returns were allowed to subtract any stock dividends they received during the year from-their total ax. The new-move would allow i 20 per cent, subtraction. The new move would boost that .ax exemption to 20 per cent. The informants said one motive behind such a move was to en- courage people who otherwise might not be able to afford it to. of the Economic Co-operation ad- ,ake a fling on the stock market, ministration. The eggs represent about one- Clash Looms In Commons Over Anti-Margarine Ads BY MAURICE WESTERN OTTAWA, March 21 A new clash appears imminent in rthe house of commons between .dairy interests and those favoring margarine. At the same -time that Rt. Hon. J. G. Gardiner, agriculture min- ister, warned in Saskatoon that he might personally launch a cam- paign to counteract the "propa- .ganda" of margarine companies, a campaign sponsored by the mar- keting service of the department of agriculture was in. full swing. The propriety of certain pro- advertisements appearing recently in eastern newspapers is 'already being questioned by Vari- private members of-the house of'commons who have expressed reieritment of a government de- partmenfs. open intervention be- tweeh completing interests. Such the format three- column ads, t is at the taxpayer's expense, whatever his personal in the' butter-margarine controversy. Althouch the word "mariar- Ine" nowherfi in. tke authority the department ajrlcul- i ture is lent auch statements "Ever? taints better with butter" and "Became there's a full quart rf whipping cream .every paiutd. of hutter, no WMte; resit food valae tor >our money when C? "Better" and "more" are com- parative adjectives and, it is con- tended, the only possible compari- son is with margarine: On the day this advertisement appeared there was a differential in Ot- tawa between the price of mar- garine and that of first grade butter sold .by store.. Most' critical comment comes from urban members but some from -predominantly, rural ridings are also, questioning -the propriety of a government department openly taking sides. The scale of margarine produc- tion in recent rhbhths; has arbusec the concern; forces When the question of the contro- versial advertisements is brought to the attention.! of parliament heated exchanges are. expected. Special Meeting Called For 10 March 29 To Settle City Budget A special meeting of council to settle Winnipeg s 1950 budget, has been called for 10 am, March 35 This was revealed in city council Monday. It has been rumored that finaneeYcommiUee4-will recom- mend a proposal which would alkrv the budget to be balanced at the present rate of mills. Council members.-refuse to confirm-or deny this report. .Free Hand Mr.-Truman is given'a free hand in determining whether and where this money shall be spent. The measure now goes to the senate floor where a heated debate is expected. Committee members rejected a proposal by Sen. Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R., la.) to pare off E.CA.'s spending authority, about 20 per cent, of the request. U.S. To Sell U.K. Dry Eggs At Cent A Doz. OK'd effect Thursday.- No dale hat been set for. the hearing on the .railway Beginning of: public works programme to widen a section of :the Balmoral street cross-town -highway and to improve traffic conditions at Ellice avenue arid Colony street was approved by city Monday. The work, slated to be started this spring arid completed by August, will cost ah estimated It is part of an over-all widening of the cross-town.high- way which received; No. 1 prior- ity on a recent list of civic im- provements compiled by a com- mittee of department heads. The complete programme is di- vided into five sections. Council Monday gave the go-ahead for the first two sections. They are: An Ellice avenue connec- tion through College Place, behind the V.W.C.A, and a new intersection .with Bal- moral and Colony streets. 2 Widening .ol Balmoral street from 44.55 feet to 66 feet from the new inter- section' at Ellice to Sargent avenue. Cost of section one is estimated at This includes widening to 46 feet the pavement on College Place to Vaughan street. It also allows for widened pavements, sidewalks, divider pedestrian Elands, seeding, relocation of elec- tric and telephone utility lines, .raffle signals and the Winnipeg Electric trolley bus wires along the Ellice avenue connection. WEC' W. D. Hurst, city engineer, who submitted the report, pointed out that the proposed connection of Ellice avenue and the new inter- section "in our opinion is benelit to the Winnipeg Electric company as it .will eliminate the present troublesome turning move- ment of trolley buses around the corners at Ellice avenue and Vaughan street, and will improve service and operating conditions. "I would recommend that the This major civic' improvement, has been designed to.speed up traffic flow at the congested Ellice avenue, Balmoral street and Colony street intersection, As shown here the present "island" at the intersection will "be token out and Ellice avenue will be cul through in 41 curve to connect with a widened College place, behind the V.W.C.A. building. This will eliminate the'awkward turns now r.Ironii.Kennedy street and Ellice avenue'to the to have two small boiileviirded sioners now tied up with Bell Telephone company rate hear- ing, met rail.; and provincial counsel on the question Mon- day without being able to fix a date. Ncir was there any indication of how fast the cabinet would move. But, judging from its. pace in the last rate appeal of 1948, there ap- peared little chance that it would step in before the railways actually put their increased rates into ef- fect Thursday. However, 'it could, alter or dis- allow the increase at any time. In the..1948 appeal of the same provinces from a general 21 per granted by the board, the cabinet did not take direct ac- tion to disallow the award but re- ferred the issue back to. the board for reconsideration, ordering re- view on certain specific points brought up by the provinces. Principles Hit Tuesday, the protesting prov- WAS.HINGTON, March 21 (BUP) j inces contended that the board in United States -has agreed] to sell Great Britain some dried eggs for a net price of only one cent a dozen. The British technically will put up for the eggs about four cents a dozen. But the-Uni- ted States government will supply of this total from funds paved Island: Canoe Club Land Sought As Housing Project Site j. An .offer amounting to' for property now forming part of the Winnipeg Canoe club's golf course was made at a St. Vita! It would come at time when s e v e r a 1-organizations' handling stocks and bonds had Kwung an ambitious promotion drive into full rear. Most prominent among- them was the Montreal stock exchange whose members were financing daily radio programmes with the theme "Invest in -Canada's Future." Apart from this .move next week's budget was not expected to be sensational. It was expected that general...taxation would stay around its present level. One reason for this was said to be the unexpectedly large decrease h government revenues which re- sulted frorh income tax slashes made in the last, budget. Income tax revenues today were .reported to'T-e below last year's figures, and before .the book's are closed March 31 this drop 'likely would reach Defence expenditures were up sharply, railway deficits mounting as costs go up and business levels olf, social service costs also rising steadily.- Another factor said .to favor a relatively "stand budget this session uncertainty about dominion-provincial' relations. Swedes Use 'Beth To Peddle Pearls 1 March 21 (BUP) 'use of -Princess picture in an advertisement of imi- tation pearls stirred up a tempest Tuesday. Sir Harold Farquhar, British am- bassador, demanded of the Swedish foreign office; that, it see .to it that "under no cir- cumstances rwill be printed again' in." the newspapers; The ad showed a fT imitation double pearl necklace named the "Princess Elizabeth" A picture of the-T princess showed her wearing a necklace that looked to be the same at that advertised. third of the government's egg hoard. It originally paid 000 for them under the price sup- port programme. granting the last two increases "applied principles which it should not have applied, principles which are. contrary to public policy, and has been, otherwise subject to mani- See FREIGHT RATES page 13 U.S. Double Up Swiss, Win Hockey Tilt 10-5 LONDON, March .21 The United States Tuesday defeat- ed Switzerland 10-5 in the world amateur hockey championship final round-robin. Fracas Brings Charge Of Unlawful Assembly For the first time since the war, a charge of unjawful as- sembly, which carries a maximum penalty of one was laid Tuesday against a youthful gang. In city police court Tuesday, four youths were, charged with unlawful assembly which allegedly preceded the Friday night fracas at Luxton school, which sent a 15-year-old boy to hospital with bruises and rib injuries; The- four are John Orville Mc- Ammond, 18, of 574 Chalmers street; Ralph Harold Norman Schultz, 18, of 382 College'avenue; Alfred Ernest Morrisette, of 554 Selkirk; avenue; and William John Unrow, 20, of Grove street. Besides the four, three juven- iles are being held jn connection with 'the same case. 'Police Tuesday also revealed that two boys were injured be- sides Bob Keber, 157 Inkster .boulevard, who had tp be treated in Joseph's hospital for withheld 'the names injuries. of the other two, pending further investigation. Inspector .of Detec- tives David Nicholson said one, of the lads was beaten up just out- side the school, while fhe second was pummelled inside, 'where the Carruthers community club was sponsoring a teen-age dance. Keber, who nad been playing records for the dance, was follow- ed 'into' the.. washroom, where he was, knocked' to the- Jioor with a rabbit punch and then, kicked in the ribs -and stomach: In addition to the unlawful as- sembly charge, McA'.mmoh'd, SchulU and Unrow been charged with Assaulting Keber and occasioning actual bodily harm. Saturday, McAmmond and Schultz were charged with being disorderly, to which .McAmmonc pleaded guilty and Schultz, not guilty. By Sunday morning, four adults and one juvenile had been arrested, and the total was brought up to. seven Tues- day, when twc other juveniles were picked up. All four adults were remandec to Monday on all charges. When defence-counsel for Schultz -asked for O. M.- M Kay, crown prosecutor, said he would agree to with the rider that "he stay away from ai teen-canteens; .and community cliibs. "In every instance where we have See CHARGES Page 'll Matched Up Properly matched pictures of the- twins In the Free Frew Twtei Contest 'will he found on pages 8 of thJsi tosue. Check your and see.where you went council meeting Monday. Winnipeg Electrict-tpprn.pany' be asked to pay 50 per cent, of tha cost of relocating trolley bus over- which amounts to he added. A small triangular piece of land at the northwest corner of Bal- moral street and Ellice avenue, .for rounding of the corner, has still to be acquired from private owners by the city. Mr. Hurst recommended that a bylaw be passed to include this F. A. Mager, contractor, offered council six dollars a foot Iand in the street'and if Temperature readings durinsr'the 24'hour period ending at 6.30 a.m. Tuesday were: Vancouver...........37 Calgary............ ]2 EdinonLon 3S Swift Current 22 Saskatoon........... 22 Resina............. 9 Brandon 10 WI.VXIVEO J2 Port Churchill 38 Port Arthur 26 Toronto Ollan 23 2-1 Montreal 20 Halifax 26 Max. 49 43 44 39 39 35 32 32 23 36 34 35 32 3T Prec. .14 was willing to pay for all improvements on the property for a lousing :project, with home units to sell at "and up. A motion by Councillor' H. Collins, that Mr. Maker's offer be tabled for consideration when the property became available for sale was passed. Mayor Elswood Bole pointed out that the property would not be available until 1952. In order to ob- tain a release the municipality vould have to give the club one notice before September. A Nickel Profit' Councillor A. Jacquet asked that a committee be formed to investi- gate the possibility of release. He said 98 per cent, of the people be-, .onging to the club were from Win- nipeg. "We are providing'a play- irourid for Winnipeg arid not mak- ng a nickel profit out of it." The canoe club paid the munici- pality a-year and the pontoon across the river cost 5500 to maintain, he said. Councillor A. Winslow said the municipality had just about broken even. The club had brought the name of the mun- icipality very profitable reward, at a time when good public relations were needed. Mr. Mager then mentioned other property on which billboards were situated. The owners were receiy- ng enough from the billboards to pay their taxes and receive a small interest on their.investment. They were letting -the property lie dormant, holding back for a high price. "I could buy property on Portage avenue he said, and continued that this was stop. ping a building project of r more. The matter was turned over to the muriicipal'solicitor for investi- gation. A motion that the municipality go on daylight saving time at the same time'as Winnipeg was adopted by council. a price cannot, be agreed upon that the amount be determined by arbitration. Council authorised the city solicitor to prepare the bylaws necessary before the work can, be done. It also authorized engineering: department to pro- ceed with the construction' after the bylaws are passed, with" the cost to bo paid by the city at large as a capital charee. Cost of section two, the widening of Balmoral street from Eilice to Sargent avenues was estimated at This includes for the actual widening; for renewal of watermains and S20.000 for acquisition of land. Blumberg Needn't Quit To Bid For Mayoralty Aid. John Blumberg will be able to run for mayor this year without first resigning his council seat. By a 134 margin, city council Monday approved an amend- ment to the Winnipeg charter which will allow an alderman to re- tain his seat While a.mayoralty contestant. The amendment pro- vides that if he is successful the alderman must resign. Dec. 31, the day before he becomes mayor. The proposal must now go to the provincial legislature for ratifica- tion. The amendment approved re- placed one brought into council by personnel and legislation commit- tee which provided an alderman running, for .mayor had to resign from council 15 days before nomina- Pair Will Fight Tax Evasion Fines An appeal against IS convictions on charges of tax evasion which resulted 'in two brothers beigg assessed and costs in fines and penalties will be filed in the Winnipeg'county court! C; f. Keith, counsel for Albert Scharfstein, 375 Cathedral avenue, Saul Scharfstein, 79 Sco.tia street; owners of the Fort Rouge Jobbing company, said that the appeal was being prepared Tues- day.. Mr: Keith and C. V. McArthurl crown -met Tuesday to discuss for the" brothers the appeal. The Scharfsteih's were convicted arid' sentenfced Friday following four days 'of hearing -before .Magis- trate Potter provincial tion day. The charter amendment, either one way or an- other, was re- quested by George Gardner, city re- turning officer. He previously pointed out he might be liable to pay a and costs of if he interpreted the ambiguous section of the charter BLUMBERG wrongly. During 'the debate, Aid. Blum- berg, who has announced he would be the C.C.F. mayoralty candidate this fall, predicted that if a-contest developed 'between Mayor Garnet Coulter, "a very close personal and himself "it would be See BLDMBERG Page 11 Bridge Column, page 5. Canasta To Win, page IS. page ,22. Crosswerd .Pussle, page 21 r Deaths and Funerals, ptge T. Finance, pages 29. r .Movies, -page Radio, page "-Sports, .pages til, J9, Wemem's pages 14, 15- Labor Spikes Rumors Gripps To Quit Post LONDON, March 21 Government sources Tuesday issued a flat denial to persistent overseas speculation that Sir Staf- ford Cripps is resigning as chan- cellor of the exchequer. 'Sir Stafford is not resigning, and is busy on his these sources said. Parliamentary quarters are afraid the April for which a presentation date has not yet been will prove to be austerity blix- zard by Sir Stafford. The impression is gained from all Whitehall quarters that the government has no intention of courting popularity by a window- dressing budget in case the slim- majority administration is forced into an early election. This will dismay numbers of party supporters wh3 were hope- ful' the budget, might make con- siderable concessions to wide- spread demsji.i for- lower; living costs. Deepens Dilemma It will deepen the dilenvma of trying to hold the sup- port-, of the Trades Union congress to its wage stabili- zation p-olicy at present resisted by large sections of the- T.U.C. But the "hard road to recovery"   

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