Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives Dec 24 1970, Page 3

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 24, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press thursday december 24, 1970 this is a Christmas news Story to a news Man every separate piece of news is a Story. But it is More than that. It is a True Story. If it is doubtful or in True it is not really news. And every real newsman in today s world would agree that the Story of the birth of Jesus Christ was news. For a Good Man it still is because news is news not just when it happens but when it is told for the first time. And when it is no longer news it remains a True Story. More than by any other method word of Mouth was used to re Tell the True Story that god had condescended to become visible to human eyes by As suming human form the form of an infant. Telling it today Are All the mass communication Media newspapers radio to books and periodicals. Yet it still carries in its telling the incomprehensible amazement of the orig Inal announcement and in its reception the incredulity. Although Long predicted the Christmas Story was none the less amazing. Had there been a radio station in Bethlehem that night or a late edition of the newspaper the newsroom night shifts might Well have missed the scoop. Who would look in a stable for a Story and the it been made or the Story printed might have been received with disbelief simply because the news was so incredible. Incredible because so hard to understand though so simple to Tell. The reaction has scarcely changed in Twenty centuries. But those today who find the Christmas Story incredible for the same reason May find it revealing to realize this that the Wise men of old and of today who do believe it say that As Sublime mystery its Complete understand is beyond the reach of Humankind. Rather than understanding what they ask is that they May be made partakers of his divinity who. Designed to become a Partaker of our i d be proud to claim that the foregoing news treatment of what Christmas is really All about was my own. It s not. But i am proud to say that the perceptive and feeling newsman who wrote it and aired it Back on dec. 25, 1958, is a Friend with whom i had the pleasure of working for a number of years. The author of the Christ Mas news Story is Allan Bready metro information officer who did it As a very special one of his series of of Minito rials when we both worked for Jack Blick who him self was sufficiently perceptive and impressed to have the item reproduced. In Quantity for the demand for copies that he Felt would come and that did. And i wonder what reception readers would give the same Story if we had an Advance that it was due tomorrow and ran a headline stable event tomorrow will change for Many readers stories about Santa Claus or John Barleycorn would ii key prove More interesting and in t that sad wonder How Many Are Rushing out to buy Christmas cards tonight and get them into the mail at once because they find they be received cards from some one they forgot it May be easier to fool people this year than in the past by blaming the Post office for slow delivery if the card in t received till late next week because our mail system has been the target of criticism much of it unjustified All year Long. Names and notes thanks to Bruce Boreham for his Christmas Story suggestion. I Hope that i be Only missed the listing but nowhere on to tonight or tomorrow 2nd class mail registration number 0286 Eaver moving storage phone 786-6o81 Allied Van lines the expressions on the faces of these children at the holy Trinity Day Centre Christmas party Tell the Story of Yule and Leanne left got a Bonus in the form of a huge hug from Santa Claus himself. The three patient children above were waiting and watch ing for the arrival of Santa for the first time this year three Day nurseries Broadway Stella and Trinity got together for a party. Collision claims life of Young City Man can i find a rerun of Dickens a Christmas Carol with the late Lionel Barrymore. Closest thing is Christmas at Dingley Dell from Dicken s Pickwick papers on cow that s Csc radio at 4 . Tomorrow. Most amusing Christmas commercial line i be heard was yesterday morn ing when a radio sales message ended with the phrase no payments till january of next had to Stop and think that meant in about a week s time my Christmas commercial line i be heard was yesterday morn tomorrow to make everyone forget the problems of the other 364 Days of the year plus the recognition that Christmas really is a religious news an East Kildonan was killed and two Man girls weather report morning bulletin the Prairie a weather dish Tam to Crit the or tins Central Mai Tadej if cts a wig. Ulm Drifting Tufi brisk str if winds m the the Ditteb Wirf Brit in freeze lit my skin we cur a com Tbs i brisk m the myth Wei rtt tidal me Tiren wow Ted toy. I fits it the up of crts to Peck Bijah seriously injured wednesday in a three car pile up on Archibald Street in St. Boniface. Police identified Tsven dead Man As Brian Ryman 18. Of 614 Chalmers Avenue. A police spokesman said he was s passenger in a car southbound on Archibald Street operated by James a. Lemon 18, of 650 Kent Road. The spokesman said As the car approached the under pass in Archibald Street near Nairn Avenue at . It was in collision with two North bound vehicles one operated by John o Keefe of 238 Bancroft the other two passengers in the Lemon car Judy Ken Nedy 17. Of 500 Talbot Avenue suite 6, and Heather Ferrar 18, of 103 Hart Avenue were reported in serious condition Early thursday. The police spokesman said considerable difficulty was encountered in efforts to free the occupants of the Lemon vehicle since the doors Wouch not open and the scats had jammed the passengers. He said an attempt to pry open the doors with a crowbar failed and the occupants were finally extracted through a car total property assessment for 1971 up 4.2 per cent in greater Winnipeg greater Winnipeg s total equalized property assessment for 1971 is an increase of 4.2 per cent Over the 1970 figure. All area municipalities except old Kildonan recorded an in crease in property assessment. St. James Assiniboia recorded the largest absolute increase s15 million. Fort Garry registered the highest percentage increase 2.1 per cent. Lions of dollars with the 1970 figures in brackets Winnipeg 630.7 St. James Assiniboia 186.9 St. Boni face 92.8 fort Garry 61.8 St. Vital 52.8 East Kildonan 50.5 West Kildonan 44.1 Transcona 40 North Kil Donan 29 Tuxedo 21.4 Charleswood 20.7 16.5 and old Kildonan 3.9 City to review car needs the civic finance committee decided wednesday to reassess its new car requirements in the new year in View of recent announcements by major Auto manufacturers that govern mints and municipalities in reassess heir needs for will be advised of finance the old Kildonan decrease America will no longer amounted to when the equalized assess window. The spokesman said an in quest was to have opened Bay and the other by Ronald j thursday at St. Boniface Hospi Warun of 366 Spence Street i to he said All three Drivers As i Well As three passengers in the Lemon car were taken to St. Boniface Hospital following the Accident. Intent is computed government Grants in lieu of taxes Are considered along with the real property assessment. Area municipalities have been informed of the relation their assessment bears to that of the metropolitan area and arc now Able to compute the property Levy that metro will ask them to pay in 1971. Metro also receives part of Thi business tax collected by each municipality. In 1971. Assessment in the j would have been purchased in City of Winnipeg amounts to 1971 after the calling of tenders just Over half of the total for from Auto companies. Be Given preferred rates on the purchases of fleets of cars. The committee made the decision on a motion by Alderman Alan c. Wade who said cars could now Cost As much As More each. Over the past several weeks finance committee has been going Over lists of vehicles owned by the City which require replace mint because of age condition or outrageous maintenance costs. If approved by Winnipeg City Council 13 passenger vehicles cars Manitoba included. Mayor Steve Juba said Aid. Wade s motion was one Way of showing the City s resentment to the car companies. The Winnipeg police com mis con Mittee s action presumably As encouragement to take Simi Lar action with regard to the Purchase of police cars. The City of Winnipeg owns about 410 cars and trucks. Zoning Board rejects Eastgate duplex plan metro s zoning Board of adjustment has turned Down an application to allow construction of a two family dwelling on Eastgate. In the Armstrong s Point area of Winnipeg. The decision announced to he applicants in a letter mailed the Board also turned Down an application to turn a Small grocery store in West Winnipeg into a curb service restaurant Selling ice Cream and Small pizzas. Residents of the area around Upton Street and St. Matthews monday after a hearing in Avenue had opposed the apply surfs that the area will retain cation saying such a restaurant jul Otla is planned a swedish traditional jul Otla service will be held at 7 . While the three Drivers were j Christmas Day at the Prince of released or. Ryman was lutheran Church. 990 noun cd dead on arrival. Winaka Road St. Boniface. Is single family character. Would be degrading to the the applicants. Ernie Walter j area. And e. K. Tamm. Wanted to the Board approved an apply the area. Winnipeg s portion of vow those purchases will erect a two family dwelling on cation by the Manitoba housing inc assessment has been Steadi held in abeyance pending a j a vacant lot immediately to the and renewal corporation a by dropping in the last 10 years As the suburbs Register More new buildings than the Central area. Reassessment of the City s present needs and general poli North of 40 East Gale. Provincial government body to the application was opposed j build a 15-Storcy, 142-Suitc secy on the Purchase of vehicles. By two area residents on the j Nior citizens Home at the North grounds that it would change j West Corner of Kennedy Street Wade noted that three Here is a breakdown of the j provincial premiers have Al 1971 assessment figures in Mil j r c a d y met and agreed to j boyhood. The character of the neigh-1 and Sargent Nipes. Avenue in win Centennial Christmas messages 33 it t .5 -1 .-13 As d 3 a 7k giving for

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