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To Ease                                   7OL. 58 — No. 197                26 PAGES          PRICE 5 CENTS: WITH COMICS lOc                          WINNIPEG, FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1950                            Sun Rl»« S.3I «.m. Moon Rise 8.41 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sun Set ft. 11 p.m. Moon Set 12.36 «.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FORECAST: SHOWERS, WINDS LIGHT

   Threat of continued rain
throughout the Red river val-
ley was the No. 1 worry of
flood control officials Friday
                                          10,500 CITY,                                                                                                                                                                       HOMES HIT
as the river remained at its
highest peak — 30.3 feet                     London                                                                       I've Lost Ever                                                                                                  Toll May Grow
above datum.
   Local weather office, however, is
not too concerned over the out-
                                              Eager                                                                                                                                                                                       In Later Survey
look for the next few days. "There
                   is a possibility
                   of showers," one
                   forecaster s a i d
                                             To -Help                                                                                                                                                                                          Rampaging river waters have hit about 10,500 homes
                                        A great kind hand, stretched
                   "but we do not    out across the sea, Friday, and                                                                                                                                                                      in Greater Winnipeg.
                   expect they will  offered its aid..
                   be as heavy as       "Is there anything we can do                                                                                                                                                                           Mayor Garnet Coulter revealed Friday that official
                    those Thursday   to help?" "We will do every-
                   night."           thing we are able to do!"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          flood records alone showed 6,000 homes inundated in the
                      Thursday night,   Straight from the big, warm                                                                                                                                                                         rreater Winnipeg area.
                 I wind and rain     heart of London came the mes-
                 I combined in a     sage — a warm, ringing mes-                                                                                                                                                                                In addition, he pointed out, large areas in both city
                 l-fresh a s s a u l t
                                     sage of cheer — of anxiety, of
                 I against Greater   compassion, of desire to do all                                                                                                                                                                        nd suburbs have been affected by basement flooding.
                   Winnipeg's flood  it could to help out those af-                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor Coulter added that it
                    d e f e n c e s but
                   early Friday af-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •as impossible as yet to make
                                        It was a voice of loyalty, of
                    ternoon all main
                   dikes were report-
                    ed still holding.
                                     promise, of hope and encour-
                                     agement to a stricken people
                                     from a great city which also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CNR Figures                               n accurate estimate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The estimate of 10,500 flooded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    omes was compiled by William
                      Army flood con-has suffered great trouble.
                    trol said Friday
                    "a critical situa-
                   tion" . along the
                                        It came across thousands of
                                     miles of land and sea in a trans-
                                     Atlantic telephone call directly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crop Loss                                  ourage,     emergency housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ii-ector for the city, with the aid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    t reeves and mayors of suburban
                   Fort Garry dike
                   line was an im-
                   mediate threat to
                   200 homes on the
                                     to the Winnipeg Free Press
                                     from the London News Chron-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $20,000,000                                 unicipalities, he disclosed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Winnipeg proper, about 2,800
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     omes have been stricken by flood
                   outskirts ot Fort    "Please tell us what we can                                                                                                                                                                           Crop loss to Red River Valley         .•aters, according to the estimate.
                   Garry west of     do for you," said Ronald Camp,                                                                                                                                                                        farmers from floods was estimated          A breakdown of the flood fig-
                   the R e d river.  the Chronicle's chief staff re-                                                                                                                                                                       at $20,000,000 Friday, by the agri-       res for the suburban municipal-
       17          These        homesporter specially assigned to                                                                                                                                                                          cultural department of the Cana-          ies and St Boniface city showed:
       16          would be flooded  make the offer of aid on tehalf                                                                                                                                                                       dian National railways.                    • St. Boniface. 1,500 flooded
 If the McGillivray dike broke.      of his paper.                                                                                                                                                                                            Area inundated was placed at           omes, most of them badly in-
    If railway embankments north        Informed • that direct aid in                                                                                                                                                                      500,000 acres, and included 2,000        .ndated;
                                     the form of money was most                                                                                                                                                                            farms, the Canadian • Pacific rail-         • St. Vital, 4,000, of which 40
 of this dike also were breached,    urgently needed he promised                                                                                                                                                                           way said in' its weekly crop sur-        ier cent, were in serious condition:
 they said approximately 1,500       that everything possible would                                                                                                                                                                        vey.                                        • Fort Garry, 700, involving
   ^.^^^^^^^^^ homes in River        be done that way so far as                                                                                                                                                                                  Approximately 400,000 acres        irst-floor floc'ding in. about 600
                                     currency restrictions permitted                                                                                                                                                                           of this land normally would be       :ases;
   M"™***"*™ c e n t wood and suggested that perhaps the                                                                                                                                                                                 seeded to wheat, and 100,000            • West Kildonan, 600, the
   \A TODArVS might be flooded. people of London could'help
       TODW/S                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  acres put in grasses, sugar          majority s u f f e r i n g first-floor
    ™ LEVEL.          A r m y engin- greatly by furnishing gifts in                                                                                                                                                                            beets, alfalfa, sunflowers and        lamage;
                    eers said there kind.                                                                                                                                                                                                      other small crops, it said.             • East Kildonan, 500, many of
    D48PIAKZ34 c o u l d be "no         "We will be very grateful for                                                                                                                                                                          The railways described conditions     hem with minor flooding of base-
    OFJ.OOO HVf L guarantee" that anything the people of London                                                                                                                                                                             in other crop areas as follows:         ments;
                    the railway em- can do for us," he was told.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • St. James, 200. the majority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Other points in southern Manl        of them basement flooding cases:
 bankments would hold if the dike In this connection he was ad-                                                                                                                                                                             loba indicate a possible wheat de             North Kildonan, 20, severely
went.                                vised that it would be best It                                                                                                                                                                         crease of 10 per cent, to 15 per cent   flooded;
    At 6.30 a.m.. Canadian National he got in touch with Premier                                                                                                                                                                            with possible increase in oats, bar         • West St. Paul, 35, badly inun-
railways workmen completed a Douglas L. Campbell direct.                                                                                                                                                                                     ey and flax. Seeding in these sec      dated;
300-foot' breach in their Emerson This he did in a later trans-                                                                                                                                                                              ;ions will not be general until Ma>        • Old Kildonan, 20, also in ser-
line to let water from flood-created Atlantic call and the premier                                                                                                                                                                          24.                                     ious condition.
 "McGillivray lake" flow east into thanked him for the offer and                                                                                                                                                                                         Weather Cool
                                     gave him the address of the
the Red. This was done to lessen relief fund.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Weather was cool in northern
the amount of water threatening
to overflow into the south part of      The premier noted the dif-
                                     ficulties the people of. Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Manitoba, with light rains am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             showers. Little seeding has bee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cripps Opens
Fort Rouge.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  done, but with warmer weather, i
 - A call for 250 volunteers to work
                                     Britain had endured in the
                                     past, and said Manitoba would
on Fort Garry dikes went out at b: s-ateful for any assistance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             should be general early next week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Moisture conditions are good e.x
10.30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cept at Minitonas and Swan Rive
    Ten • railway cars of sand were the Free Press about the asked
also rushed to the Fort Garry dike
                                      ..The Chronicle reporter
                                     devastation. He was appalled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             where conditions are fair to good,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wheat Seeding Slow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wheat Parley
 battle early Friday.                to hear the extent of the catas-                                                                                                                                                                           Saskatchewan has 30 per cent, o            LONDON, May 19 (CP)—Anglo-
    River level at James street                                                                                                                                                                                                              its wheat seeded compared to 8              Canadian wheat talks opened Fri-
pumping station at 1 p.m. was. 30.3 trophe.                                                                                                                                                                                                  per cent, at this same period a yea         day under the presiding hand ot
 fee** above datum. A rise of one-      He was told:.'                                                                                                                                                                                       ago. In . Alberta one half of th            Sir Stafford Cripps, chancellor of
tenth of a foot occurred Thursday        • That the Red river liad                                                                                                                                                                           wheat has bee.n seeded as agains            the exchequer.
  afternoon.'Previously the level at risen from 30 feet 3 inches                                                                                                                                                                             S3 per cent, in mid-May last yea:             The Canadian delegation was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Little seeding of oats and bade          probably the most powerful ever
          See FLOOD Page                   See LONDON Page 7                                                                                                                                                                                 has been done in Saskatchewa                to represent the dominion in bar-
               *   *     *                      *     *    *•                                                                                                                                                                                where only 12 per cent, of the cro          gaining talks outside Canada. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             is in the ground. Last year in Sask         top officials present were P.t. Hon.

 Premier PromisesAid                                                                                                                                                                                                                         atchewan 72 per cent, of oats an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             barley had been seeded by th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             time. Alberta seeding »f oats. a.n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             barley is 27 per cent, completed a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         C. D. Howe, trade minister; Hon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         L. B. Pearson, external affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         minister, and Norman Robertson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         clerk of the privy council and sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             compared with 64 per cent, in 194C          retary to the Canadian cabinet.
 For Immediate Costs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •Uemperaturei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Max Mackenzie, deputy trade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         minister, anri George Mclvor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         chairman of the Canadian wheat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         board, also were present.
       The Manitoba government will see that the municipalities                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The British delegation included
  in the inundated area "do not lack money to carry on the work                                                                                                                                                                                 Temperature readings during the 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hour period ending a', 6.30 a.m. Frida Sir Stafford, Rt. Hon. Maurice
  that they believe is necessary" in meeting immediate flood costs,                                                                                                                                                                           were:. .      . .                          Webb, food minister; Patrick Gor-
•Premier D. L. Campbell promised Thursday night when he spoke                                                                                                                                                                                                   Min. Max.                don-Walker, secretary for com-
                                                                                                     This is-a nian. with 80 years in his past — but no future. Andrew Dinning, an old-age                                                     ancouver ... 42   42     56
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         monwealth relations, and key offi-
 over a province-wide radio network.                                                                                                                                                                                                           algary            36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 39                .27|cials of the food ministry and the
    He was elaborating oh .the state-            *    * *                                     pensioner,, was flooded out in a Red,river valley town. He came to Winnipeg. But the river caught                                                dmonton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               vlft Current . 33         60          oj itreasury.
 ment he issued Thursday in which                                                                                                                                                                                                              askatoon' ... 36         '60
                                                                                              up to him and flooded him out again. He had little— but what he had he lost: his razor, his                                                                                          '.11 The talks will continue Monday
 he pledged his government to pro-
 vide substantial financial help to
 those whose homes had been dam-
                                          Interim Grant                                       tobacco pouch, his identification documents. He lost all his pictures — snapshots of the ones he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HNNIPER . . 4(1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ort Churchill 32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and may last as long as a week.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The negotiations Friday marked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the opening of efforts to find out
 aged, on a basis of need.
    Here is the text of his statement:
    "By now you have all read in
                                          From Ottawa                                         loved. Mr. Dinning was then taken to Bed Cross headquarters in the civic auditorium. He sat
                                                                                              there, looking bleakly in front of him. He hardly blinked when the photographer's flashbulb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ort Arthur .. 37
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               orpnto .......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         how much wheat and-flour Britain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jj wants from Canada in 1950-51 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    '*'. how much she is prepare^ to pay.
the newspapers the statement which
 I made at noon following a meet-
 ing of the cabinet and in which the
                                          Seen Probable                                       went off. He sat, in failing health, and was given a list of clothing he could get from the Red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alifax           37      57

 government of Manitoba gave its               BY HUGH BOYD                                   Cross. He is still there, being cared for by the Red Cross. He is typical of thousands who need
 pledge to give substantial financial OTTAWA, May 18 (Special)
 assistance in cases of need in the Probability of an interim federal
 rehabilitation of houses, both 'Ural grant to cope with the Red river
                                                                                              your help. Address your donation to the Manitoba Flood Relief Fund, Fifth Floor, Union Trust
                                                                                              Building, Lombard and Main, Winnipeg.                                     —Phoinrrnph by John MacLcan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Small Talk
 and urban. At the same time, the flood disaster was seen here Fri-
 government pledged that, within
 its financial means an'd based on day as the newly appointed fact
 the principle of need, it would aid finding commission prepared to
 financially in the restoration, of assess the damage.
 public property which has tteeri
 damaged by the flood. The govern- beinR taken are of this step
 ment will stand by its pledge.
                                           The chances
                                                           increased by
                                                                                Ottawa Hails
                                                                                Deal With U.S.
                                                                                                                        People Of Manitoba Give
    "While there has been criticism the knowledgebefore itthe com-
 in some quarters that the govern- many weeks reach anything
 ment tarried too long in making mission can
  this statement, it was our view like an accurate estimate of
                                                                 may be

                                                                                To Swap Arms                            $209,814 To Flood Relief
  that we should not make rash pro- the loss.                                OTTAWA, May. 19 (CP) — Can- Manitoba is out in front.                                  Veterans in Canada have con-         expect the contribution to
  mises in the heat of the fight which Moreover, as they begin their     ada's defence headquarters Thurs- In the 'fight to put the province                        tributed $1,000.                     work out to approximately
  we could not fulfill. I felt that it task, there is still a very real   day exulted over what one high back on its feet,, citizens of the                            • -Employees of the Win-          $24 from each of the com-
  would be unfair to those directly danger of still further havoc occur-                                                                                           ,nipeg . Electric company- are        pany's 2,500 employees.
                                                                                                                             already, have contributed
                                                                          official caller) "the biggest defence province -: to the 'Manitoba Flood
                                                                                                                 i209,8i4.                                          Being -asked to donate one
                                         See INTERIM GRANT Page 7         lews in several years."                                                                                                          $1,000 FROM ABERDEEN
           See AH> Page                                                                                          Helief fund, an Incomplete return                  hour's pay'every, pay day for           • From    Aberdeen, Scot-
                                                                             I'.' was the announcement in showed Friday.                                            the next 12 months. Officers         land, came a 'donation of
                                                                          Washington by Defence Secretary The grand total of the fund,                               of . the Federated Council
 Canada, ILS* To Aid                                                      Louis Johnson that the United which includes contributions from
                                                                          States forces have been directed to the whole dominion, is now on
                                                                          develop a programme under which ts way to; the $500,000 mark.
                                                                                                                                                                     O.B.U. and the management
                                                                                                                                                                    • • -•     *     *  * .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                See FUND Page S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • *   *    *

 Europe After 1952                                                        the U.S. and Canada .-would pur- Here are -some of the -highlights
                                                                          chase between' $15,000,000 and of the : Manitoba campaign to
                                                                          $25,000,000 'worth . of military date: ' -;' ' . ' • ' ' : .     . '..•"'".•''.
                                                                                                                                                                     ,427 Donations
                                                                                                                        • By . Thursday, the • em-
     LONDON, May 19 — Canada 3. Dean Acheson, U.S. state equipment annually .from each
  and ' other Western powers are secretary, promised that the United other.                                         -ployees of.^three.. Winnipeg.
  •making sweeping moves on the States would not pull out of Eu- This sort of reciprocal purchase per cent. 'to. the donations 100
  economic and military fronts to rope when Marshall aid ends. He is what Canada has been pressing
                                                                                                                     firms had 'made
                                                                                                                                                                  Now In Relief Fund                   and its employees. The firm ant
   assure ascendancy over Soviet pledged continuing economic and for since before the late James fund —J. H. Ashdown Hard-                                            Swelling tfce Manitoba Flood
                                       military aid in western Europe                                               .ware company,: the Midwest                   Relief fund to an unofficial total   employees boosted their total con
  Russia.                                                                                                                                                         of almost three-quarters of a mil-   tribu.tions from a previous $83,
     Here are the latest develop- and "continuing interest" in the Forrestal Mr. Johnson's predeces- Storage company and the '.                                   lion:, dollars     Friday   morning, 300 to .$307,034,. it^ was revealed
* ments:                               security fof Greece, Turkey and sor, visited Ottawa in August, 1948 Manitoba Cartage . company.
      1. Caanda and the United States Iran.                                   The announcement represents               • From the Great-West Life                Canadians from coast to coast and    in Toronto ' Friday.
  Thursday gave notice they intend 4. Britain, the United States and only a partial victory for Canada .Assurance company in Winni-                                      Donations to the f u n d         One half, or .$153,517, has been
   to share in Europe's economic France announced they would but is hailed here as a victory in peg. came a cheque for S25,-                                          •hrnild be addressed to the      contributed by employees of the
  .problems in 1952 %vhen the Euro- shortly appoint civilian high com- principle .\hat could lead to the 000.; • ' . ' . •                 . .      • • . . . .       Manitoba Flood Relief Fund,      company. This total has been
   pean Recovery 'plan ends. The two missioners to replace their military larger hope                                                                               . fifth floor, Union Trust build-  matched by the firm. Employee
                                                                                                full-scale peace- ' • The- ' K i n s m e n        Welfare
                                                                                                                                                                      ing:, Lombard and Main, Wiri-    totals, including previous figures
   countries announced that they commanders in Austria.                    time equivalent of the war-time board •• in Winnipeg has given                                                              are composed of:. Toronto, $60,000
   would join on an informal basis 5. Mr. Pearson said the Atlantic Hyde park agreement for full in                 '$5,000. '            . . .                     . nlpef. '     '.
   the Organization for European pact foreign ministers' concept ol tegration of military production.                                                                                                  Winnipeg, $45,000; 'British Colum
                                                                                                                      THE LARGEST DONATION                        from all walks of life boosted bia, $23,760; eastern units, $14,27
   Economic Co-Operatiori.             "balanced collective forces"/meant Mr. Johnson in this case has                  •• The ..largest ".donation to            their ' efforts'- to make., flooded and western stores,' $10,482.-
      2. Hon. L.. B.'.Pearson, Canada'sthe West has agreed to do what taken advantage of a loophole in '•the provincial fund 'so far has                          homes in the Red river valley
   external affairs minister, ,and the it had hoped to do under the the buy-American legislation which come from the Winnipeg                                                                                The citiieni of Edmonton
   foreign ministers of Britain, the United Nations charter — create virtually forbids the U.S. forces to Grain exchange. A total : of                            liveable once again.                    h a v e : :/already contributed (
   United States and France have an international force capable of buy non-American equipment. The 5:1,73,979 ailready ha: 'been.                                     An. official total, issued Thurs- more than $80,000 for Mani-
   egreed on n ."new working rela- ensuring peace.                         loophole is a clause which permits given                                               day night, was $425,427 and this tab* flood relief, Mayor ' Sid
   tionship" in economic matters. These and other announcements the forces to buy certain foreign changeby 'members is, ei:p«cted:
                                                                                                                              and more
                                                                                                                                            .of ', ttie . ex-'.   represented: money actually re
                                                                                                                                                                  ceived at -fund, ; headquarters:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Parsons stated Thursday. In a.
   This ultimately may - require followed the wind-up Thursday of equipment if it is certified th«                                                                                                        telephone . conversation with
                                                                           it is in the .American- interest-to          -• Local, members . of •': the                Impetus was given -to -the drive
   formal machinery, but hone will
                                        „ See ASSISTANCE Page 7.            doso.       • ' ' ' • '                . Army,..N*vy. ::*nd .Air .Force;              Friday by the T. Eaton 'company            -See DONATIONS Page 8                                        Whirta Puddle!
   be let up immediately.

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