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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - June 6, 1949, Winnipeg, Manitoba FINAL EDITION Winnipeg Free Press Clear and cool today and 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 4.21 am Moon Else 3.35 pra Sun Set 8.33 pm Moon Set 2.02 am 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 on a 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 C W Harvison of the said that Gravelin is being eld pending the finding of a cor- jury and that after the More than a thousand relatives and men and women who sacrificed their lives for the defence their country gathered about the city's cenotaph Sunday for the sounds the 200 Honor Soldier Kin At Service Approximately 200 persons ered at the Relatives Sunday morning on the legislative grounds to pay tribute to kinsmen who gave their lives In world war one Dr Hugh 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 pessimists As in past years the choir from All Saints Anglican church led the singing Bandsman G Tain Chippawa blew The Last Post and Piper J R of the Winnipeg Police band The Lament Premier D L Campbell anc Mayor Garnet Coulter 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 Mothers association 3 Escaped Convicts Captured In Ohio CADIZ O June 6 AP Three convicts who with 11 other prisoners cracked oui of West Virginia state tiary early Friday were near here Sunday One was felled by gunfire Recapture of the three 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 lowers attacked the Bolivian Iron tier town of Villazon night government reports Monday Allies Mark Anniversary Of Normandy 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 JL Decoration Day Parade citizens of a young Winnipeg in 1885 his men march on victory in the second Riek gathered Sunday for the city's Decoration Day parade i veterans of the Boer war and 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 cadets A silence born of respect for those who had fallen followed the progress from the taph towards ie emblem of the city's 5th anniversary Three major OMAHA BEACH France June 6 western allies 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 of Britain will side by with the forces df tErance should aggression come See Pictures Page 21 day to coincide with the cost Sunday holiday The largest ceremony was at Omaha Beach Towering a the had been the first ob- stacle to United States 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 buildings and heaps of rubble call the great battle But from the rusting ships and ing ruins a returning soldier would find little else to remind him of those grim days At Hermanville Field shal Viscount Europe's Western Union tary chief pledged Britain to fight with in fte event of another war He gathering commemorating the lied invasion in 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 Policy Is June 16 AT A responsible said Monday Vyacheslav deputy prime ister of Russia has been placed in charge of Russia's policies in China and elsewhere rn The forecast an j early change in Russia's attitude of diplomatic aloofness toward Communists No official available from Russian sources Paris Big Confer PARIS June 6 Thi three western foreign held another private conference Monday to discuss strategy on Ger many and Berlin The meeting wai held a few hours before they me Andrei Vishinsky Soviet foreign minister in the third secret ing session of the of ministers Alexander Arrives HONG KONG June Hon A Alexander Bri defence minister arrived hen Monday night from Singapor aboard an aircraft He is ti have talks with service chiefs on Conservatives in Sunday's elections expanding the colony's defences MONTREAL MAN LINKED WITH SPIES Charges Canadian Supplied Russia Information WASHINGTON June 6 CP Elizabeth T Bentley former Red courier has named Hazen Sise Identified with the Canadian film board in Washington as an alleged member of a relay team which supplied information to the Russian government Mr Sise now understood to be with a Montreal architectural firm 5S a member of a prominent treal family Miss Bentley has sent his with those of six U.S government employees and others outside the government service to the senate judiciary committee She alleges the civil servants supplied information for the Soviet government and that the others were among those passing tion Miss Bentley had previously Ad- mitted being a courier for wartime Red spies Later she soured on Communism and told her story to the and to congressional committees Persons outside government service accused by Miss ley in addition to Mr Sise in- cluded Cedric Self rage of the British intelligence service New York and Mrs Robert Miller Chinese purchasing commission all employees of other governments Neither Miss Bentley nor the senate commission indicated er government employees she ed were still on the government payroll They Peter and Ruth Rivkin of UNRRA Vladimir Kazakevich tornell university Peter U.S broadcaster in ABrica and Italy and Abraham Brithman reserve army officer Republic steel company Sise Denids Charges MONTREAL Jane 6 zen Sise Montreal arch Sunday night charge levelled against hijm in Washingto by Elizabeth T Bentley wh claimed he had helped supply infor mation to the Mr Sise made the denial in telephone interview He said he recall eve having met Miss Bentley I cate deny giving any infor mation to any unauthorized persons or having any with th persons or described Miss Bentley's accusations he saic He described as th charges made against him infor mation about which he claime reached him only Sunday night H said he had no idea how my nam became involved Sise said that his employment Washington concerned only the dls of Etas for Canada national film board Mardi Gras Spirit Surges In Winnipeg Winnipeg Monday was a city of gras Prom the far corners of the continent and from the British Isles more than visitors had already arrived to join with citizens in Accidents Claim 2 Lives A Manitoba farmer and a boy died in accidents over the week-end and six persons are in Kenora Ont hospitals as the result of two accidents in the Lake of the Woods district Dead Peter P Penner 40 of Man who was ned under his tractor which upset and burst into flames on a road near day Larry son of Mr and Mrs Ted of who drowned in a full pail of water Injured Robert Green and Robert Miller both of Kenora of a ict is returned subsequent ion in the case will be determined The fatality occurred in the Saskatchewan ment of Creighton According to reports Sir Williams an ice delivery truck driver was sitting in a truch with a friend Holmes when the assailant the door on the driver's side and attacked him The injured man was pronounced lead on arrival at the company here where he was brought pathologist Dr T Lynn oJ was scheduled to leave here Sunday for Fliri Flon to con- duct a post mortem A preliminary Into the death will open iere today Williams is survived by his widow in Flin Flon taxi end of Keewatin wars have called successive duty and into conflict n the years since that first As the bugle call signalling the of the united service at the Cenotaph sounded after 12 iOf the vast crowd which lined Memorial boulevard became quiet Sun Lights Up Flags Just as the call came the sun through a ragged sky ing the flags of color party assembled before tlie granite shaft stands in memory of peg's war dead The flags of the color party stood straight in the 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 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 the fallen As the period of silence ended Major Askey They shall not grow old as we lhat are left 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 Mrst J Bissett of Dumas Sask her son and daughter Adrian and and Clare Duple of of a car which left the road 15 miles west ora Mrs 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 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 See ACCIDENTS Page 9 See Page G I For Lost Boy EASTMAN Que June 6 A force combed the 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 mosquito-bitten to the of Charles Fontaine the boy father hope was virtually 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 uncover a trace of the hoy was a blow to Mr Fontaine who held staunchly to belief his son would be found alive The delicate little lad was lost when he followed two older ers into a pasture after the cows jy Mr Holmes unday about 2.25 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 day appear on inside 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 the chief and the union to pay fines totalling The fines were imposed bv Judge T Alan Goldsborough April 20 1948 Lewis ed The union fine was BABY Me June G BUP held little hope Monday for the survival of a premature baby weighting slightly less than one pound Guns Salute Civil Servants Go Fishing OTTAWA June 6 pomp and fanfare Canadians celebrated Fine weather day officially celebrated the day of the King Although the birthday tion was set Alexander a message of good wishes from Canada to His esty Closing of schools ment hanks generally coincided throughout the ion but most businesses remained open In Ottawa ciTil servants ed into the Gatineau hills and the for a day ot fishing opening of summer cottages or just relaxing In Manitoba Winnipeg's anniversary was also being coined thousands of persons expected to turn out for the opening parade Some 150 floats and 15 bands to take part provincial and civic offices were closed along with schools at Regina A royal salute was fired in front of the legislature buildings In Moose 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 salute as fired in Stanley park in CONVERSATION JUGGLER Beauty Meet In Hollywood's Alexis BY FRANK 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- 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 pering giggle The statuesque Miss Smith who arrived in Sunday to help the celebrate its 75th birthday party has grey matter charm and the ability to balance half a dozen conversations at the same time tal couldn't have better re- presentative After a plane trip from wood which would have made most strong men rush for home and a sleep Miis Smith gaily launched a personal a lock of her reddish blonde hair which natural by tie 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 tail party a hundred times insist have been in- come be Introduced Alexis didn't lose the thread of single conversation A cordial greeting over she would begin light where she had off she was interrupted in the middle by a telephone conversation She returned the phone fresh as n daisy and finished the tale She was so rushed after she that she didn't lave eat hut she solved this little problem by nibbling at sandwiches as they passed 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 display of Fireworks at legislative TUESDAY JUNE Canada Day f Display by Ceremony at Winnipeg's cake 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 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 ing the city's 75th birthday City hotels were filled to 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 said more than sons had registered to date Ha estimated this would be less than 25 per cent of the number of 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 lowing Ann Arbor Mich Fargo 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 ron commander of 402 City of auxiliary fighter squadron by the commanding officer of that group Wing Commander Lome Cameron Mobile Kadar Wing Commander Cameron ed over command of the squadron to Mayor Coulter for the sary week before thousands of 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 craft telephone By an ingenious arrangement with a mobile radar unit at the airport the mayor was able to on the phone with Squadron Leader son FO 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 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 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 i's included the nor Mayor Coulter and Dean rant MacEwan Midway All Set Centre of attraction in town Winnipeg Monday morning was the Conklin shows which were up overnight The midway running down boulevard ftom Portage nue south was in operation day afternoon We're all set to KO with the C F Greene director said at noon The parade gets underway at 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 what he called the recy in which a States air agreement 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 ed States air line properties were traded away The New York Times said day there is a move on in both the senate and the house for tion of a joint resolution calling for investigation of the entire proceedings and the system by the type of executive 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 ment pending investigation
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