Winnipeg Free Press, February 24, 1956

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February 24, 1956

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 24, 1956, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free Phone Number 93-9331 All Final Edition VOL. NO. 127 42 PAGES Free Press WINNIPEG. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1956 The Weather Winnipeg: Becoming cloudy on Saturday. "Winds west 20 decreasing to light Saturday morn- ing. Low tonight and high Saturday, 10 below and 10 above. T4 Sun SE'.S 6.01 rri. Moon 4.45 p.m. m. 'Moon sets 6.14 s.rr.. FORECAST: LITTLE COLDER Bonn Foes Social Democrats Compromise On Arms BONN i cellor Conrad Christian Democratic Party and the- opposition Social Democrats Friday reached ajryr-prnrnt on a compromise to insnrp oasy of German rearmament bills throu.'-rh Parliament. A joint rnmmtiniqiie alter a mT-iiim if Christian Democrat floor leader? Hrinrkh Krone, and Democrat loader Erich 01- said: "Full agreement hfcn rpiiched mi all pnintf." rearmament hills will in of- fer: clear Ihr for Ihp selling up Ihr .yin.non meinhrr der- ma r. armed forces called fnr under Hi" Pans treaties which pave ilip country sovereignly. Thr communique said it hart hern 32rppr! In appnin! a parliamentary riofrnco eommisMnner -is urged hy 'he Social Democrats. In addition, ill" statement said, the defence cnmmiitpp of th" Lower House will hr oni.illed to act as an :nvestigat- inr body a means of giving !hr ?nmn control over the armed Sec or Pushe or Action Same-Day Vote Seen For. All Greater Winnipeg Mayor Gr-oree Sharps said Friday he would hnr.2 the matter of a Winnipeg liquor referendum before city council Monday night. He said also that as soon as he received a copy of the province'? liquor hill, he would call a meet- ing of suhurban municipal representatives to assure; That one liquor referendum be held for ail Greater Winnipeg municipalities on the same day. O That the province? is to share at least some of cost of holding the referendum. The mayor made these remark? in reporters following Robot Defence Line For North America A thief snatched a payroll from two girls on their way from the bank at. 1.20 p.m. Friday in downtown Winnipeg and escaped on foot. The sirls. Evelyn Dashefski. a rneclins Tpnlnp .-n 11Ir committee. The A tllljlt I til U I. Wheat Sales r ii BV VICTOR MAfKIE OTTAWA. Special salesmen for Canada's wheat board arp now in the Middle East seeking to promote orders for Canada wheat a? part of a six- sales lour that has report- edly yielded "nod results. nirldell. line in the north- i ern reaches will tend to grow and be "completely integrated on :bofh a north-south and east-west basis in the next five to 10 years." i See DEFENCE Page 9 An amendment to the election: act will enable a -by-election. he held in Winnipeg, and in effect.' a provincial election is made pos-. sible. i For the past year, since Ihe le- gislature in 1955 abolished the three mu'tiple-meinber constituen- cies in Winnipeg, it. has not beem i possible !o hold a provincial elec-; lion. t j The multiple-member constituent cies were, abolished so that the city I could have a larger number of! single-member constituencies. The amendment will change this situation. It would serve as a temporary; measure until 1057, when ibution will bring single-member, i constituency into effect. There has been some talk in legislative corridors that the gov- ernment might call a surprise vole I hoping to take advantage of con-: jdilions now, which, could deferio- further, particularly in farm areas. It would also catch the op- i position off balance. j This talk has grown since the estimates were brought down early ithis week, boosting the govern- ment's proposed expenditures by the highest, in his- 1 tory and more than double any 'previous "pre-election budget." Details Of New Liquor BUI On Pages 4 and 5 Geltinc in the mood for his trip ne.vt week to the York Gianls' training; base at Fla., IS-year-old Chris Riddell. of wears his hasrhall spikes nnd cap readinp a Iptler from the. Giants inviting: him to a try-out. SiltinE: beside him are his hrothprs Rohnrf and Gordon. Johnny Stewart, five-year-old son of Chris' coach, is his idol's shoe laces. Terry Taylor must have been fated for baseball from the, first. His parents named him after Bill Terry of the Giants and now he Is jrointr to set a tryoul with the Giants himself. He is M'innipeprer. No Noose Ban LONDON (Special- NYHT) Home Secre- tary Gwilym L-loyd George told the House of Commons Thursday that, he will continue to consider ..question of reprieving condemned murders "on the merits of each case" until a final legislative decision is taken on abolishing hanging in Great Bri- tain. Faced with the dilemma of a decisive "free vote" by the House of Commons a week ago to abolish hanging, despite government urg- ing to the contrary, ihe home secre- tary said it would he unconstitu- tional lo abrogate capital punish- ment by administrative action in anticipation of amending the pre- sent law. He promised, however, that in considering the question of reprieves in the future special con- See HANGING Page s Sudan Govt. In Trouble KHARTOr.M. Sudan 'Routers Protest demonstrations were 01- here Friday against the drain of Sudanese farm work- ers u ho stifled in a sweltering de- irnimn cell Tuesday at Kosti. south of Khartoum. The dead were among 2RO packed into a room in the Kosti barracks about feel by fret. The Sudanese Bar Association plans to demand the resignation of Sudan's coalition government The Seison of Lent gives to the World the opportuni- ty to recall the conse- quences of Sin and the as- surance of Redemption. Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. The Message ol Lent brings pardon and peace to the sin-sick soul of man. May we accept the Lenten Message which the Church proclaims. Rev. T. YVeind Christ Lutheran Church, Winnipeg Almost 100 Per Cent Here are the highlights of the Manitoba gov- ernment liquor bill which follow almost 100 per cent tiie unanimous recommendations of the Bracken Inquiry commission. e Mixed drinking, if approved by local option, will be allowed in cocktail bars, cabarets, first class dining rooms, first-class restaurants, beverage rooms. 9 Provision is made for a three-man liquor con- trol commission, with two members on a part time basis. The commission has broad powers to fix prices and in other matters. Controls over breweries are stiffened. 0 Present beer parlors to be continued but oper- ators must have drinking water, fruit juices, light food snacks, etc. available for sale. TV and radios also allowed in parlors. "Women's beer parlors, for women only, al- lowed. Although no mixed beer parlors authorized, "beverage rooms" allow men and women to drink beer or wine together in a public place. Personal permits will be abolished. Main points in which the proposed act differs from the Bracken report are: Liquor advertising in publications can be allowed if approved by the control commission. (This is the same provision contained in the old act, but the commission did not permit advertising.1) The Bracken report recommended no liquor advertising. Unsealed bottle of liquor is only allowed in the trunk of a car or in a receptacle on the exterior of the vehicle. The Bracken report recommended unsealed liquor be allowed in a locked glove com- partment or in personal luggage. legislature Reports Manitoba's new liquor bill is unveiled. Pages 1 The province is in line for S3.000.flOO a year more from federal tax payments. Page 1. Manitoba is seeking a new approach to division of Ihe tax dollar among federal, provin- cial and municipal govern- ments. Page 16. The. government will pave Ihe way for a 1956 election. if desired. Page. 1. Xew indigent care bill can eliminate hospital deficits. Page o. Manitoba Civil Defence or- ganization this year will stress organization of evacuation areas. Page 16. Legislators protest charges that "farmers are allowed to ev- ada gas taxes. Page 16. Flood damage assessment commission is operating in Manitoba. Page 16. Approval in principle is given bill providing for provincial guarantee of a S500.000 Win- nipeg General hospital deben- tures. Page 3. Opposition Leader Duff Rob- lin lifts smallness of library grants. Page 16. Thefre Wanning Up Million A Year For Giants' Try out Extra For Province By ELMAN GCTTOR.MSON" A LMOST any Canadian boy who has thrown a base- ball dreams sometime of making the big leagues. Only a handful have realized this ambition. But for two 1S- year-old pitchers, one a Man- itoba farm hov, the other a Winnipeg youth, the dream .Main Inside Page N'n. News 2. .1. 4. S. fi, S. a, 16. 21 Draths and Funerals 6 Finance 10, 11 Radio and TV H Hollywood Column l.'i Entertainment 15 Social News 17 lo 20 Sports ................2-1 to 27 Special Features: Billy Graham Jumble Contest 25 REFLECTIONS ON HANGING By Arthur Koestler See Page 27 i may be on it's way towards fulfilment. I Chris Riddell of Warren, I Man., a stylish left handed pitcher, and Terry Taylor, j SS4 Fleet avenue, a smooth throwing right-handed hurler, have been asked by the New York Giants of the National Baseball league to attend their minor league training .base. They are so eager for the boys to attend that they are paying all their expenses. The jubilant youngsters will leave Winnipeg Wednesday via i Northwest Airlines, arriving i in Melbourne, Florida Thurs- j day morning. j Letters from the Giant or- ganization read in part: I "It has been'recommended that we invite you to report lo I the New York Giants minor I league training base. Mel- bourne, Florida. March 1. i at our expense to work out j with the .purpose in mind of offering you a contract in ac- i cordance with your ability and future possibilities as shown there. We are very glad to do this." Manitoba is in line for a heavy'federal tax payments so they can I increase in federal be geared to essential provincial itax payments under a proposed.spending. new fiscal agreement. reasons for the tax pay- This estimate was given in the menl increase resulted from two legislature Thursday by Hon. R. D. changes in the formula between !Turner He said that if terms of the time a new suggestion was i Ottawa's January offer were ap- made last October and the time plied to the 195B-57 fiscal year. Prime Minister St. Laurent sent ijlanitoba would be getting a total out his "definite proposals by iof S31.500.000. mal1 in January, i Mr Turner told the legislature The last offer provides for an Ithe Manitoba government wants a adjustment in the. percentage of on the division lax allowed provinces federal provincial'' from S'2 lo nine per There and municipal governments. (See: is provision as well for a "rr.ov- page 16. f !able floor' based lhe a' Under the existing lax-rentalsjfon of any province. For example i agreement, which expires March; the 1956-37 tax payments wili i3f. 1957. Manitoba will get about; general floorjor I This wide difference came as some surprise to political observ- ers, who had estimated that the :new Federal offer might mean 31.- :000.000-a-year more for provincial coffers. The new offer, termed a "def- inite proposal" by Prime Minister! Louis St. Laurent, "is what the fed-.' I _ the succeeding year's payments, High School Title Snow To Blow A near-blizzard, predicted for Winnipeg today, missed the city. But drifting snow will prevail in the west of the province most, of today and tonight, the weather office said. There'll probably be more snow on Sunday but before then skies will be sunny The storm in southern Manitoba is seriously affecting snow-plow operations, the highways branch eral government considers will be; lhe basis of the five-year fiscal ar- rangement that will replace the FORT (Special) present tax-rentals agreement next. Bob Hawkins and his Regina Cen- year. Manitoba, however, is pres-.trai Collegiate rink retained the See BASEBALL Page 5 'sine for a different approach rojSifton trophy, emblematic of the ________ Canadian High School c u r J i n g m-i I championship for the province of T'V TakeS Tlllker Out Of' leSUllg [Saskatchewan here early Friday ,______________________________ I morning. In a sudden-death playoff, which wasn't completed until 3.45 a.m. Fort William time. Hawkins and his men defeated Northern Onta- rio 9 to 8 in an extra end. Finds Faults In Auto Engines NEW YORK (Special-KYHT) the faults of an auto engine.terns on a TV-like screen. device resembling a tested by changes in picture pat- TV receiver which is An portable credited with diagnosing auto en- gine troubles in seconds will be marketed by the technical products division of Allen B. Du Mont La- boratories. Inc. Free Press Flies Flag Of Estonia It was the seventh time in the llast eight years a Saskatchewan E. Eugene Ecklund, manager of. rink has won the title. [Automotive sales for Du ffiipsswork out! scheduled draw, while Northern toward taking ttie guesswork put, minmhia in compliment to the pe.ple of Estonian origin living in Canada, the flag of Estonia is ito auto service stations, auto i had gone through, o? seven and demonstrated at a press Press. jof ;