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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 2, 1968, Winnipeg, Manitoba growing to beat Final Edition VOL. 75 NO. 185 PRICE IOC MAY 2, 1968 Sun Moon Rises Sun a.m. Moon Sets a.m. 40 and 60 MASKED GUNMEN HUNTED Postmaster Family Tied And Gagged At Home As Fort Rouge Raided Three armed men bound and gagged a Winnipeg postmaster and his family in their home late then stole an estimated worth of stamps was at the Fort Rouge postal 929 Corydon Avenue Willam The says a fourth H. may be Mr. and Mrs. and their daughter and son were and gagged at their home at 687 Oxford v Mrs. said in a telephone interview that two of the intruders very They were only interested in obtaining the keys and combinations the post office they we're very nice boys was what I They weren't or like something you hear the But none of us was hurt at That's 'the main Here's the Winnipeg police department figures the robbery was The postmaster was in 'the downstairs rumpus room of his home watching at about p.m. when heard noises coming from the rear He went upstairs to find three men armed with pistols and wearing skin-tight masks or silk stockings over their The three men were described Please See POSTAL Page 5 New Mitt to Locate At Selkirk Million Textile Plant To Employ 100, Says Spivak A million textile mill that will employ 100 people will be built at Industry Minister Sidney Spivak told the Manitoba legislature The new which will fabrics for the garment will be built by Fabrics Limited of in a new industrial park in the town of 20 miles of Mr. Spivak The plant is expected to be in operation this Mr. Spivak It will be the first textile mill its kind in Western The minister the plant will be established in the province as a direct of participation by local men in the provincial ference here in The will in manufacture of fabrics which are used .by the garment HOSPITAL COSTS BLAMED Dollar Drain Plugged By DENNIS D OTTAWA A strong trad restored confidence in the dollar and a government move against swapped deposits have checked the drain on Canada's exchange Despite unfavorable seasonal official holdings of gold and U.S. dollars increased to on April 30 from on March 31, a nance department statement re- The gain impressively wrote Canada's exchange crisis into the past as a three-month Before the t u r n a b o u re- serves had fallen in in ary and in The losses represented sales of dollars from the serves as the Bank of Canada supported the 92.5-cent ex- change rate of the Canadian dollar in the exchange See Page 6 Draft Fails Please See NEW MILL Page 4 Juba Appeals For Aid By JOYCE BAIRN taX Stephen Juba of Wednesday appealed the federal government cover the City of Winnipeg's outstanding payment for last year's Pan- American Juba's request is now being considered by Health Minister Allan minister responsible for physical fitness and amateur was reported that the eral cabinet discussed Mr. Juba's plea at a meeting today Family Rate Jumping To From Bigger Payroll Deductions Start In June By SHELLEY CHUSID An cent increase hospital insurance plan effective 1, 1969, was in the provincial legislature Wednesday afternoon by Health Minister C. H. The rate for single people will be a from the present The rate for families will be up from the present at the new the compulsory age this Mr. made the an- as he introduced the health department's 1968-69 spending A Manitoba hospital sion three-year forecast of costs and financial which Witney had ted to house members as he began his shows that the announced increase wUl the ments to the end of 1971. The present and rates have been in effect since the pre-paid hospital coverage plan's inception in 1959, except for one benefit period in 1961, was raised to and the rate to Please See PREMIUMS Page 4 Stanfield Promises No Tax Hike Pledge 6A By SHELLEY CHUSID Liberal critic Larry Desjardins has accused the government of lying when it said Manitobans would no tax increases during the present legislative The 80 per cent in Manitoba Hospital Services Plan premiums in the house by Health Minister C. H. Witney amounted to a a year tax increase for every family the the St MLA said give proper service will cost This is a fact we must But it have been recognized during the budget In the speech from the throne the government said there would and a decision is expected Top photo shows house at 687 Oxford Street where postmaster William and family were bound and gagged while in stamps and money orders was stolen the Fort Rouge postal 929 Corydon Avenue Forest Fire Peril High Manitoba's hot has started earlier than says Natural Resources ister Donald W. He made the statement Wednesday at a press Forty-six potentially ous fires had already broken out by April 30, he though the forest fire season doesn't mally start until Fire danger throughout the province considered high and Over-all conditions for the season are expected to be Please See FOREST Page 4 Warm Air Snaps Record An attempt by Manitoba's Liberals to persuade Agriculture Minister J. J. Greene to take on Duff Roblin in. the coming federal election has Joesph K. dent of the Winnipeg South Centre Liberal saidi Thursday Mr. Greene had turned down an offer for the nomination in the McLaughlin said the agriculture minister had been approached and expressed a in the constituency but had decided in vie wof the limited time a riding in Eastern Canada would be more As a the south centre Liberals are still a party hopeful who will give the former Manitoba premier some stiff competition the forthcoming Please See GREENE Page 6 Features TODAY North Stats Force March 17 TODAY'S INDEX Classified 27 to 42 Comics 24, 25 Deaths 9 Finance 46 to 48 29 Sports 17 to 23, 41 Television 44 Women 12 to 15 Cttv Zone Total 9M46 NEARLY EVERYONE READS the FREE PRESS Wednesday set a record for May 1 in Manitoba with the mercury soaring to 83.9 According to the Public weather the previous high for peg on May 1 occurred in 1939 when the temperature reached 82.8 but a spokesman warned that Thursday evening would be a cool 35. Wednesday's short lived heat was caused by a narrow tongue of warm air which moved up the Red River The office said the high temperature did not extend far beyond Greater Thursday's forecast calls for sunny skies with after- noon cloudy The predicted high is 65. westerly winds at 20 will continue ing light in the Friday will be Ottawa Protest Hinted OTTAWA The cabinet was discussing the form of a Canadian protest to France concerning France's reception of Quebec as an independent state at an international tion conference in Paris last informants Prime Minister Trudeau has already indicated that Canada will deliver a written note to France on the subject but has not said when this will be or when the contents will be dis- Please See OTTAWA Page 5 The mayor paid a whirlwind visit to the capital Wednesday during the spoke with no fewer than six federal cabinet These included Trade Minister Charles M. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Agriculture Minister J. J. Revenue Minister Jean and Veterans Affairs Minister Roger He had a lengthy meeting with Mr. MacEachen on the possibility of Ottawa paying the Games operating Mr. was pleased with the reception given him by the Drive To Cost Mr. Desjardins also took the minister to task for not indicating in his introduction of is departments 1968-69 ng going to ake over the Manitoba Medical ervice after July 1. Against a background of boos rom New Democratic Party ouse Mr. Desjardins that ia the face of increasing hospital it was time the ment looked at the possibility of a utilization or indicated the proposal dsr not Liberal party won't win any ty contests but you an't go raising plan should be financed in another at press conference that a ion considered the He he thought view vas legitimate but that studies Vad shown utilization fee's don't deter people from using hospital In Alberta and British where utilization fees are in it was possible for a person to insure himself against hem and there was no had had deterrent By BOB The Manitoba government's Growing to Beat will cost foi advertising this according to an order for return tabled in the legislature Wednesday by Industry Minister Sidney And another health Please See JUBA Page 5 Wit Former prime minister Lester Bowles in exclusive interview with The Canadian has reviewed highlights of his career and given opinions on some aspects of domestic and international This five-part series starts today on Page 8 of the Free the Manitoba busines summit conference held i Winnipeg last January to creat interest in the province's indus trial cost the govern ment another Mi Spivak The minister tabled figures on the cost of the Growing to Bea campaign in answer t tion they TORONTO tive Leader Robert Wednesday night warned against substituting or for in the for the June 25 While his not open officially until May 21, Mr. Stanfield set the tone for it in an address to a national ering of publishers an- questions by Gordon E. John ston la and the cost of the summi conference in answer to ques tions by Russell Doern Mr. Johnston also asked wha the government was expected t on the cam in 1969 and 1970, but said the figures weren't available The government will spend on promotional campaign in Manitoba and in publications printed outside the Largest single expenditure is for advertising in magazines published outside the at a total cost of Manitoba magazine publishers Please See DRIVE Page 4 dinner of The Canadian Continued Please See GOVT. Page 4 He a basic approach of reform and said the campaign could trate apathy and cynicism and raise the On the other it could make country somewhat smaller by creating a climate of and and slogans or style for Canada needs unifying and in- leadership but its ex- too often have been built up to be let Mr. Stanfield An inevitable period of recrimination and Mr. Stanfield did not mention Prime Minister Trudeau as he discussed the tone of the but lie criticized him di- Please See STANFIELD Page 6 Indian Hearings Postponed Indian Affairs Minister Laing said Wednesday the June 25 federal election has caused ment national hearings on a proposed new Indian act. do this with considerable Mr. Laing told a news believe there is a strong Reeling in the minds of all that mental improvements to the In- dian act Hearings were to have opened at Prince George in tral British Columbia May 6. BEFORE THE FIREWORKS Peking Sings By COLIN McCULLOUGH PEKING We stood on elevated grandstand at one side of the Gate of Heavenly the paper bers of the and foreign Below 20 feet was a with bats fluttering in and out of the Beyond Tien An Men Square and Chinese waiting for the culmination of the an- celebration of May By in the evening the square was filled with hundreds of Red flags flying above And the buildings around the square the Great Hall of the the Museum of the the tral Post An Chen were outlined against the night by strings of white The people were but their wait was eased by groups entertainers forming on raised platforms placed throughout the square of groups in the crowd were singing revolutionary songs on their and reciting quotations from Mao All across the square were flashes of ted from glass-covered traits of Mao being The white bars from 30 searchlights encircling the square leaned against the Earlier in the day it had been I did not see the Please See PEKING Page 5 Legislature to Beat campaign costs Page 1. l 100 people to be em- ployed at new Page 1. Government will ably start sitting Page 8. D. M. PC won't contest eral Page 8. Manitoba hospital to rise by 80 per cent. Page 1. Desjardins accuses of Page 1. LOOKING FOR OAT want ad under Farm Produce RUSSELL 80C, toba wheat Both cleaned from registered Phone JU is among the hundreds of in today's classified No. matter what you shop and save in Free Press want CBC Set For TV Debates OTTAWA The CBC announced Wednesday night it is prepared to broadcast sion debates among leaders of political parties planning to have candidates in more than 176 of the 264 ridings for the June 25 federal The campaign headquarters of Prime Minister Con- servative Leader Stanfield and NDP Leader Douglas were informed of policy day the spokesman No response had been The three in response to an earlier CTV have indicated their willingness to de- bate on television subject to tain In addition .to coverage of election night re- a major CBC television news special is scheduled for June 23, to give a com- prehensive review of campaign issues and Please See CBC Page 5
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