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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 21, 1950, Winnipeg, Manitoba In Clear Little change in ture Light winds Low tonight and high 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 ese Communist resistance against increased 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 spread famine and economic stagnation Observers advanced another theory that the Russians might have been placed in China to ensure that the Kremlin faction of the nese party would be ousted by Nationalist VOL NO 147 5 Sun 6.42 Rite 7.22 Moon Set 10.25 CHANGE not Bee SOVIET Page 13 Pensioner Takes To Red Cross Largest boost so far received was recorded at Manitoba Red Cross headquarters Tuesday as the campaign jumped by in contributions From a previous total of 057 the fund rose to Tuesday donations from tery limited and e m- ployees from Western Packing com- pany from Malcom Con s t r u c- tion company limited from Green Russell and and employees from the employees the Canadian Fire Insurance company and the Canadian Indemnity company from the employees of Brewery Products limited 5450.25 from Blue Ribbon limited employees from Wood Gundy and company limited and employees from and Pollard limited and em- ployees from Paul Moore company limited and employees from company limited and em- ployees and from the em- ployees of G McLean company limited Rural were reported tD be up speed and those received at quarters Tuesday were the from Melita second donation from from the ladies Chatelaine club from St Anne second donation from from Arden second ation from Miami 105 from the Westbourne and branches and from dar A residential canvasser in told a story of one crous citizen Tuesday The 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 spring meant to these two little girls Tuesday For them summer was already around the corner Motorists might grumble over streets pedestrians might have to jump like out of 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 21 BUP The senate foreign re- lations committee Tuesday approved the full 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 to spend in fiscal 1951 J Clears at a time when Administrator Paul G Hoffman faced a hard house fight House foreign affairs com- members Monday had voted to cut cash funds by and substitute a similar amount in shipments of American farm pluses The senate committee's version also included in 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 ments appealed to the the last 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 cations of the last increase which is due to go into effect Thursday Awarded March 1 it amounts to 7.4 per cent on ing rates I The other increase which the provinces are appealing was award ed as an by the board transport commissioners Sept an tion of the railways in 1948 for a 20 per cent hoist March 1 the gave the railways an addi eight per cent the original 20 which works out to 7.4 on ing rates Ask Cabinet Action The seven provinces all ex- cept Ontario Quebec and foundland appealed against both the awards invoking the powers of the net to change or rescind any orders of the transport board The action came while the 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 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 allowable deduction on ister March 28 would double an vasser had visited the home of an old age pensioner to collect a con- 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 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- 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 Communist party Alderman Frets Over Flyaway Mayor Garnet Coulter ised in city council Monday to suggest to the board of police commissioners that con- stables ensure parking tion cards are more securely fastened to autos in the future Aid H B Scott said he had received several complaints 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 dividends They explained it this Since last year Canadians ng out income tax returns were allowed to subtract any stock dividends they received during the year total ax The 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 Ads BY MAURICE WESTERN OTTAWA March 21 A new clash appears imminent in house of commons between dairy interests and those favoring margarine At the same that Rt Hon J G Gardiner agriculture ister warned in Saskatoon that he might personally launch a to counteract the ganda of margarine companies a campaign sponsored by the keting service of the department of agriculture was in full swing The propriety of certain advertisements appearing recently in eastern newspapers is already being questioned by private members house who have expressed of a government de- open intervention be- completing interests Such the format column ads t is at the taxpayer's expense whatever his personal in the controversy the word Ine in tke authority the department i ture is lent auch statements taints better with butter and Became there's a full quart rf whipping cream every of hutter no resit food valae tor money when Better and more are com- adjectives and it is con- tended the only possible son is with On the day this advertisement appeared there was a differential in Ot- tawa between the price of garine and that of first grade butter sold by store Most critical comment comes from urban members but some from rural ridings are also questioning propriety of a government department openly taking sides The scale of margarine tion in recent has the concern forces When the question of the advertisements is brought to the 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 mend a proposal which would the budget to be balanced at the present rate of mills Council to deny this report Free Hand is 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 spending authority about 20 per cent of the request U.S To Sell Dry Eggs At Cent A Doz OK'd effect No dale hat been set for the hearing on the railway Beginning public works programme to widen a section of Balmoral street cross-town 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 way which received No 1 ity on a recent list of civic im- compiled by a com- of department heads The complete programme is di- vided into five sections Council Monday gave the go-ahead for the first two sections They An Ellice avenue tion through College Place behind the and a new intersection with 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 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 to the Winnipeg Electric company as it will eliminate the present troublesome turning 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 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 building This will eliminate turns now street and Ellice the to have two small now tied up with Bell Telephone company rate ing met rail and provincial counsel on the question day without being able to fix a date was there any indication of how fast the cabinet would move But judging from its pace in the last rate appeal of 1948 there little chance that it would step in before the railways actually put their increased rates into fect Thursday However it could alter or dis- allow the increase at any time In appeal of the same provinces from a general 21 per granted by the board the cabinet did not take direct 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 March 21 BUP j inces contended that the board in United States 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 ted States government will supply of this total from funds paved 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 It would come at time when s e v e r a handling stocks and bonds had an ambitious promotion drive into full rear Most prominent them was the Montreal stock exchange whose members were financing daily radio programmes with the theme Invest in Future Apart from this move next week's budget was not expected to be sensational It was expected that would stay around its present level One reason for this was said to be the unexpectedly large decrease h government revenues which re- income tax slashes made in the last budget Income tax revenues today were reported 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 Another factor said to favor a relatively stand budget this session uncertainty about relations Swedes Use Beth To Peddle Pearls 1 March 21 BUP use of picture in an advertisement of tation pearls stirred up a tempest Tuesday Sir Harold Farquhar British demanded of the Swedish foreign office that it see to it that under no be printed again in the newspapers The ad showed a fT imitation double pearl necklace named the Princess Elizabeth A picture of 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 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 See FREIGHT RATES page 13 U.S Double Up Swiss Win Hockey Tilt LONDON March 21 The United States Tuesday ed Switzerland 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 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 boy to hospital with bruises and rib injuries four are John Orville Ammond 18 of 574 Chalmers street Ralph Harold Norman Schultz 18 of 382 Alfred Ernest Morrisette of 554 Selkirk avenue and William John Unrow 20 of Grove street Besides the four three 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 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 ed into the washroom where he was knocked to with a rabbit punch and then kicked in the ribs In addition to the unlawful sembly charge SchulU and Unrow been charged with Assaulting Keber and occasioning actual bodily harm Saturday McAmmond and Schultz were charged with being disorderly to which 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 day when other juveniles were picked up All four adults were to Monday on all charges When for Schultz for O M Kay crown prosecutor said he would agree to with the rider that he stay away from ai and community In every instance where we have See CHARGES Page ll Matched Up Properly matched pictures of twins In the Free Frew Contest will he found on pages 8 of Check your and you went council meeting Monday Winnipeg 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 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 if Temperature readings period ending at 6.30 Tuesday Calgary Swift Current 22 Saskatoon 22 Resina 9 Brandon 10 J2 Port Churchill 38 Port Arthur 26 Toronto 23 Montreal 20 Halifax 26 Max 49 43 44 39 39 35 32 32 23 36 34 35 32 Prec 14 was willing to pay for all improvements on the property for a lousing 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 gate the possibility of release He said 98 per cent of the people be- to the club were from We are for Winnipeg arid not ng a nickel profit out of it The canoe club paid the 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 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 ng enough from the billboards to pay their taxes and receive a small interest on They were letting 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 for gation A motion that the municipality go on daylight saving time at the same 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 department to 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 to Sargent avenues was estimated at This includes for the actual widening for renewal of and 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 ment to the Winnipeg charter which will allow an alderman to re- tain his seat While contestant The amendment 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 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 Pair Will Fight Tax Evasion Fines An appeal against IS convictions on charges of tax evasion which resulted in two brothers assessed and costs in fines and penalties will be filed in the C f Keith counsel for Albert Scharfstein 375 Cathedral avenue Saul Scharfstein 79 street owners of the Fort Rouge Jobbing company said that the appeal was being prepared day Keith and C V crown -met Tuesday to discuss for the brothers the appeal The were convicted arid Friday following four days of hearing 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 berg who has announced he would be the mayoralty candidate this fall predicted that if developed between Mayor Garnet Coulter a very close personal and himself it would be See Page 11 Bridge Column page 5 Canasta To Win page IS page 22 page 21 r Deaths and Funerals T Finance pages 29 r Movies Radio page pages til pages 14 Labor Spikes Rumors Gripps To Quit Post LONDON March 21 Government sources Tuesday issued a flat denial to persistent overseas speculation that Sir ford Cripps is resigning as 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 zard by Sir Stafford The impression is gained from all Whitehall quarters that the government has no intention of courting popularity by a dressing budget in case the majority administration is forced into an early election This will dismay numbers of party supporters were ful the budget might make con- concessions to spread for- lower living costs Deepens Dilemma It will deepen the of trying to hold the of the Trades Union congress to its wage at present resisted by large sections of But the hard road to recovery
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