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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 25, 1948, Winnipeg, Manitoba FINAL EDITION VOL 282 26 PAGES eg Free Press Clear becoming cloudy tonight clearing again by morning Little change in Winds light Low tonight and high morrow 50 and 75 PRICE 5 WITH COMICS lOc WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25 1948 Sun Hises 6.33 Moon Kises 10.34 p.m Sun Sets p.m Moon Sets p.m Clear and Cooler BABY NEAR DEATH MOTHER Mackenzie King Plans To Retire lifter London Trip OTTAWA Aug 25 Prime Minister kenzie King announced Wednesday he will head Canada's delegation to the October imperial ence in London and retire from office as soon after- Avard as suits Rt Hon L S St Laurent external affairs minister his successor Mr King said in a statement he also will lead the Canadian delegation at early sessions of the assembly of the United Nations at Paris in September It is my intention to seek retirement from office as soon alter my return from London as may serve to meet my successor's he said This means Canada's new prim minister will not take office tint at least early November Capital Speculation Capital speculation has set pos sible retirement dates as Dec 17 his birthday or Dec 29 th anniversary of his to the prime ministry The prime minister said his retention of office up to now specifically at the request of Mr St Laurent who was chosen to succeed him as eral party leader early this month Mr St Laurent feels that hi should have a little more time make the necessary preparation before assuming the duties of thi head of a new administration Mr King declared He also feels it would bi unfortunate were obliged al most immediately after assuming New Red War On Faiths Seen WASHINGTON Aug 25 BUP officials saw dence Wednesday that Soviet ers may be about ready to resume the Communist war against gion in Russia If so it would another phase in Russia's gradual return orthodox Communist ideology from which she departed in some Instances during the war Officials noted several signs that this truce may be 1 Articles criticizing religious faith have been appearing recently in Soviet youth publications 2 An outright attack on faiths was delivered over Moscow radio for home tion during the week-end The speaker Prof F N chuk declared that materialistic science was triumphing over re- ligion that the deep social roots of religion already were destroyed Jn Russia and that the socialist order will lead to the complete overcoming of religious remnants for a possible absence overseas of some weeks and this at a time when so many matters require con- sideration at home a great ber of which are related to the See PRIME MINISTER Page 8 The sign on the front door oJE the Soviet consulate in New York city says Open but developments today indicate it will soon be changed or removed Moscow has announced it is closing the consulates in New York and in San Francisco because of the U S expulsion of Jacob M Lomakin Central figure in the dispute Lomakin is shown here rounded by reporters as he enters the consulate Doctors Battle To Save Winnipeg Child's Life A young Winnipeg mother was in a police cell while doctors sought to save her infant son from death At noon the child was reported to bo not yet out of danger The woman Mrs Isabel Barbel was arrested at 10.15 p.m Tuesday She is held for investigation in connect ion with mysterious injuries to the baby No charges have yet been laid Her son Randall is in Children's hospital from a fractured skull fracture of the left upper arm possible fractured ribs severe bruises to the back nnd chest and Her husband Michael Darbel of Of Index Due For New Boost Albert Faulkner Body Recovered The body of Albert Faulkner 24 of Somerset avenue who was drowned early Sunday while canoeing at Grand Beach was re- covered at 6.15 report Miss Emerald Wednesday Dodds 27 478 Jessie avenue was drowned in the same accident Her body was re- covered at 10.45 Sunda MOSCOW Aug 25 Russian government reacting sharply to the expulsion of the Soviet from New York Wednesday chopped off all consular ties with the United States The action entails the closing of Russian consulates in New York and Sjan Francisco the closing of a States consulate in tok and the voiding of an agreement granting the United States the right to open a consulate in Leningrad It grew out of what has be- come known as the affair the case of a Russian school teacher now in a New York hospital who hus been the subject of an international tug-of-war on the levels The United States state ment Aug 19 asked the Russian government to recall Jakob M Lomakin Soviet in New York because of his activities in the case Lomakin is scheduled to start home Saturday The United States note informed the Russian ment that Mrs Oksana RED ORDER ACCEPTED U.S Agrees To Close Consulate In Russia WASHINGTON Aug 25 AP George C Marshall state said Wednesday that the United States will accept order for closing the American consulate in Vladivostok Marshall told a press conference the Russian action night as a climax to a dis ute over runaway Russian schoo eachers is regrettable but not i matter The American consulate in port was so n his activities that he was able o accomplish little Marshall said Moscow also cancelled a 1947 to permit reopening o FUTURE UNCERTAIN City Wholesale Beef Prices Hold Steady Wholesale beef prices remained steady in Winnipeg day following a one to price slash in the opening days of the week a packing house spokesman announced At the ent time he said the beef trade is in the doldrums and it is very difficult to determine way prices will swing in the future Representative prices of whole sale beef in Winnipeg were given as first grade beef tree grade 46 cents a pound grade grade 42 cents a pound and third grade cial to 35 cents a pound The spokesman said retail prices on the basis of the above price schedule would vary with different cuts of meat As a however he said a retail of 20 per cent could be expected This tip would he increased in choice cuts of beef he added and would he reduced in cheaper cuts of beef Independent butchers in peg are buying little red or blue grade beef and are concentrating instead on the cheaper commercial cuts in the face of growing buyer resistance local butchers told the Free Press Wednesday Business Down They said business had n marked over the last three or weeks Customers no red grade meat which retailed as high as n pound but were shopping instead for commercial grade steaks which could be had for as low as 63 cents a pound the survey indicated Sirloin prices were quoted at 63 to SO cents a pound for commercial grade steaks Commercial quarter cuts averaged 50 cents a pound while stewing beef mings and brisket ranged from 29 39 cents a pound Boneless ing beef was selling at about 50 cents a pound Porterhouse and club steaks fell into the same price range as the sirloin The lowest figure quoted for See BEEF Page 8 Cheer No Frost Tonight Gardeners who glumly ed forward to spending evening covering their tomato plants can call off their The weatherman says there will be no frost Mini- mum will be 50 tonight However 63 years ago today the gardens totSk a beating Temperature readings went down to 30.5 and a year later in 1888 zoomed to a high of 103 degrees the former American consulate in Leningrad Marshall told reporters that no progress had been made ward opening the consulate there Along with this action the sians ordered the closing down of their consulates in New York and San Francisco That move speeded up a steady recall of Soviet citizens from the United States Marshall noted that the Russians will have the Amtorg tion with headquarters in New York for conduct of business affairs in the United States He also said con- sular sections presumably will con- to be maintained in the sian embassy in Washington The secretary left open the tion of the next step by the Uni- ted States in the dispute with sia over the school teachers who refused to return to their land He said the Soviet note is still being translated Moscow enclosed in response to a state department request static copies of letters written by one of the teachers Mrs Oksana Marshall said the script difficult to read and that he told Charles E Bohlen state department counselor and Russian expert has not been able thus far decipher it Asked whether the letters will be made public he said the decision vill not be made until he had a to read them There was no question of ng oft formal diplomatic relations Consulates are concerned with would not be turned over to Russian authorities against her will and rejected contentions that she had been kidnapped In the hospital she has fused to see Soviet authorities She scheduled ft press ence Tuesday hut it was celled when she became ex- hausted by the preparations Text Of Note The Soviet government con- siders the the worded Russian note declared that during the most recent period in the United States circum- stances have been created under which normal fulfilment by Soviet consulates in the United States of their functions has become sible In the note of the state ment of Aug 19 it is apparent that the government of the United States not only does not intend to stop those actions of American administrative authorities by whom such circumstances to the degree that American police in- the Soviet consulate in New York as this took place Aug 12 are being created but in fact justifies such clear violations In view of these circumstances the Soviet government has taken the A To close immediately both Soviet consulates in the United New York and San Francisco B In correspondence with the principle of reciprocity to as immediately to be closed the American consulate at Vladivostok On the same basis the agreement between the governments of the United States and the Soviet Union on the establishment of a consulate at Leningrad is to be considered as having lost The Soviet note as published by Tass categorically rejected the United States contention Lomakin and other Soviet officials had exceeded their legal rights in the cases of Mrs and Mikhail I Samarine another sian teacher who refused to return to his homeland The note The actions and statements of the Soviet government and its official representatives in the United States in the affair of and Samarine fully cor- respond to the lawful interests of the Soviet Union in defence of its citizens from criminal ments on their freedom and civil rights 641 Dufferin avenue told tives he found his son bruised and apparently asleep when he ed home from wort at 6.15 p.m Tuesday He rushed the child to a nearby doctor's office then to t hospital In his statement Darbel said when I saw there was a bruise on the baby's face 1 asked my wife about it She said he hari scratched himself Then I saw there were other bruises My wife said the baby had fallen out of bed Police were called to the tal at 7.45 p.m Tuesday After in- the father they arrested Mrs Darbel her home Darbel said Randall was born June 10 in St Joseph's hospital The baby was vaccinated last day and had been fretful ei since because of the soreness his arm he said Base In England LONDON Aug AP The British air ministry said Tuesday night the United States air force las opened a large central repair and maintenance base in England The base at Burtonwood in cashire will service the and the United States now has in tain the announcement said Berlin Currency Conference Reported Stalin Proposal LONDON Aug 25 informed diplomatic source said Prime Minister Stalin has proposed a Berlin conference of financial experts to work out agreement on Who's affairs while political re- ations of sovereign countries are carried on with embassies and The new Russian note made no mention the Russian embassy here or the United States embassy n Moscow Diplomatic officials took the ion that the Russian action was not unexpected and does not materially Jter the troubled relations between and Washington DOUBLE TROUBLE MONTREAL Aug 25 CP Three gunmen Wednesday held up he Boyce and Monte Branch of La Banque Canadienne Rationale the same bank that was leld up last Friday and escaped ith about Spy Hunters Wondering WASHINGTON Aug 25 BUP Accused and accuser faced each other in a jammed and tense ing room Wednesday and calmly contradicted each other before house Red hunters seeking to find out which was lying Before they testified Chairman J Parnell Thomas of the can activities committee publicly told Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers that one of thenx tainly will be tried for perjury Their contradiction was on the question of when they last saw each other Hiss said 1935 Chambers said 1938 Chambers has Hiss former high-ranking state department official of being a cell leader in a Com- munist underground here Hiss has sworn Chambers lied Publicly confronting each other for the first time they were not asked in the first hours about the the control of the city's currency Britain the United States an France the source said were con the suggestion in talk this and their envoys in Mos cow have recommended acceptance Such proposal could mean Russia has agreed in principle to western demands for a share in administering the German economy It also could mean Russia rec the western powers righ to continue occupying Berlin a right Moscow has challenged sine the decision to set up a West Ger man government was taken Stalin made the proposal at Mon day night's long Kremlin confer ence the source said Expert agreement on currency control would eliminate the main stumbling block in the way of an east-west settlement DJ their Berlin quarrels For the ern powers the main objective stil is the ending the Russian ade over Berlin Not Obstacle MOSCOW Aug 25 Russia's severance of consular relations with the United States will not the present Kremlin talks on the Berlin crisis and the future of Germany reliable sources here indicated Wednesday Some sources were inclined to view the Russian action as a ther step toward a return to the Soviet government's policy of complete isolation a policy which was altered during the war Israeli Government Accused Of Violating Palestine Truce LAKE SUCCESS Aug 25 Folke Bernadotte's top aide formally accused the eli government today of violating Nations Palestine truce The charge was contained in a note which United Nations chief of staff Gen Page Lundstrom sent to Moshe tok Israeli foreign minister con- the Red Cross zone in Gen Lundstrom conducted an Investigation Israeli and Arab troops entered the Red Cross zone the night of Aug Since then controversy has been carried on between the Arabs and Jews about evacuating the zone The United Nations was told Lundstrom had informed Shertok that Israeli troops by entering the zone had committed a rant violation of the truce Lundstrom said he was sending a copy of his charges to dotte now in attending a- meeting of the International Red Cross Arab Ultimatum N CAIRO Aug 25 AP The commander of Arab Legion forces n Jerusalem has notified the Uni- ted Nations that his army will not brook further alleged violations of the truce by the Jews The commander lah Tel sent a memorandum to UN observers Tuesday saying that if the Jews continue their present course Arab Legion will repel them Meanwhile informants said the creation of a unified command for all the Arab armies in Palestine now is being discussed by the Egyptian and Iraqi premiers and Abdel Rahman Azzam Pash of the Arab league Communist charges The committee was trying to pin down just well they knew each just past years Both the Hiss slim and and the pudgy Chambers appeared outwardly calm Meanwhile congressional spy probers expect to subpoena a sought prize witness next Monday Peters pictured by a witness as chief of a under- ground in the United States Informed that Peters is due day at deportation proceedings in New York acting chairman Karl Mundt of the house un-American activities committee said We are going to have our man there Defending Wins In Round 2 RIVERSIDE GOLF CLUB Saint Tito Regime Overthrow Predicted BUCHAREST Aug 25 Gen Pero who fled Yugoslavia 10 days ago asserted Wednesday that Marshal Tito's re- gime will be overthrown if Jt con- to oppose direction from John N.B Aug 25 Grace of Moscow Safe in Romania at- tacked Tito and other top Yugoslav leaders for their nationalistic point and asserted they had ed the secret police against honest Communists in Yugoslavia If the present leaders of the party continue their nationalist line which can lead only to the death of our party said forces jn our people and party will arise which will bring a new management to power Newington Conn defending champion defeated Mrs T M wood of Montreal 4 and 3 in the second round of the dian ladies open golf championship The survivors of Tuesday's hole match play include i twelve Canadians and four Americans All Winnipeggers have been ated Condemn Tito ROME Aug 25 newspapers said the Trieste Com- munist party congress approved Tuesday a resolution condemning Marshal Tito and his Yugoslav Communist followers for opposing the Cominform The final resolution of the con- gress also branded Tito and Ms followers as traitors Beauty Queen Is Man MODENA Italy Aug 25 CP ly by the judges of a beauty contest held near here the winner doffed a dazzling red wig wiped off the enhancing lipstick and rouge and revealed a male student Jackpot LONG BEACH 25 Frederick Isley and his brother Eugene 4 won't have to eat so much breakfast food anymore to get the comic ring in each package They hit the jackpot box contained 120 rings and about a cupful of cereal KIDNAPPINGS MAY END Two More Shootings o At German Frontiers BERLIN Aug more shooting affrays at zonal frontiers have punctuated the east-west in Germany police reported Wednesday Both victims were mans German police headquarters for western Berlin said persons in sian uniform shot and wounded a German woman Tuesday night at a boundary dividing the western zones of Berlin from the ing Soviet occupation zone The cause was not known Bavarian border authorities said German police from the Russian ione Monday shot and killed a man agent of the United States army They said the incident curred at Fuerth Amsberg a Bavarian town in the American zone Meantime In Berlin the Soviet news agency said Gen Alexander Kotikov com- mandant fired at new blast the city council charging it No Butter Pinch Before February REGINA Aug 25 CP People should not be ed about butter supplies be- tween now and February be- cause there cannot possibly be a shortage before that time Rt Hon J Gardiner federal agriculture minister said here Wednesday Mr was in the city visiting Prairie Farm tation Administration and rie Farm Assistance act offices with making decisions which disrupted the normal activities of the force and con- to the operations of black-market The black market on the Russian side of the Potsdamer has disappeared for the after a series of raids See BERLIN Page 8 OTTAWA Aug 25 Special While prices commission con- its patient probe inlo in- supplying Hie public with consumer goods and Canadian Congress or Labor announced officers were seeding n personal interview with Prime Minister Kinj to discuss the effect of ing prices on workers and their families signs were apparent Hint the cost of living index is due for another boost when the position ns nt the beginning of August is tabulated Higher food prices wore con- tributing to ilie expected higher cost of living index figure nt August 2 Price changes In July not all in one direction as many vegetables eased off but be- cause of higher costs of moat and eggs in the food index on balance should go up Further advances in moat prices this month will not be re- until the bureau of tics compiles its index us at the beginning of September But some partly compensating swings in Hie other direction should also show up at Hint time for the removal ot the special ex- cise taxes on electrical goods camo off too late to make any difference to the August 2 index Child Drowns Near Man Aug 25 Special Hubert son of Mr nnd H was drowned nl Tuesday in a dugout on his father's farm near here The infant had wandered away from home and was apparently going to meet his father coming n from the fields nt the time of he mishap A Polish hired man ot he farm noticed the body floating n he writer as he walked by the lugout He jumped in and recovered the body Dr F V Bird district coroner said would not in inquest PROBE CONTINUES Coroner Postpones Campbell Inquest Faced with a number of puzzling angles Dr J M Huol dis- coroner said Wednesday the inquest into Die hush death of Alexander Campbell Metis fisherman ot St would not be held this week This case is still being said Dr Huot I cannot say when the inquest will be held Ho when t wever will be at St Laurent scene of Campbell died Aug IS in St Boniface hospital after being in- ured Aug 14 Mystery shrouds the actual dents led up to the injuries re- by Campbell p.m we picked up the girls and went for a walk through walked path surrounded by bush and we all sat down About Cecile and I left to get something to oat When we cams back Alex and Agnes wore That the last lime I saw Alex I didn't learn ho had been until the next morning Aug Agnes said after linger and Cecile Alex for Here is the story told by Roger shc remained with two girls quite awhile who along with Agnes Richard and Cecile Lavallo were with Campbell a short time he was Alex and I were drinking beer n the parlor all day About 4.30 BASSWOOD MORDEN MEN Two Manitobans Killed In Separate Accidents Two Manitobans were instantly killed Tuesday and a third lerson seriously injured in highway and railway crossing Dead I left him He was ing on the ground just off the path near the bush I wanted to go home I had wanted to leave for some time I was surprised when the police came Tuesday Aug 17 and me for a statement I didn't know he had been Agnes said Campbell was found lying near railway track a short distance from the path the four had ed about 9 p.m Aug 14 He was moaning nnd apparently In pain Roger said charged him with having liquor in a place than his residence Tony Dyck 35 of killed when the power mower he was operating on provincial highway No S three miles south of Morden was hit by a truck reported by police to have been driven by F Klassen at p.m Roy Thompson 32 of wood killed about 9.45 when his car was struck by u freight train at the at Man Mrj Thompson driver of the car as found to be dead upon being from the smashed vehicle hich was carried own the track after being hit by ie locomotive A passenger an Lawrence 32 of Man suffered head and chest injuries He was treated for fractured ribs in hospital Wednesday his condition was fairly good Mr Thompson a traveller for the company is survived by his wife three ren and his parents all of wood Loses Control Of Truck Police report that Klassen was proceeding toward Mr Dyck on the highway when the steering knuckle of the truck broke and the vehicle went out of control ploughing into the mower Klassen was not injured Dr W Colert Morden district coroner who was called to the scene of the accident announced thai an inquest will be held Dyck is survived by his wife and two children Sask Farmers To Get Aid REGINA Aug 25 CP Sax department of culture will pay half the cost of freight on feed grains purchased by farmers and moved prior to Feb 1 1949 under an emergency feed grain policy announced Wednesday by I C agriculture ister Although the department policy is to encourage farmers to tain substantial reserves of both grain and fodder on their farms a large area of west and central Saskatchewan is again a crop failure and sistance in the movement of feed grains has been deemed necessary this Mr Kollet said
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