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Threat Of I f Wlnnlperjr- Cloudy with a few clear periods. Scattered showers Saturday afternoon. Winds light, Low tonight and high Saturday 40 and 60. Rail Cut EDITION FINAL 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 Danger 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 flicted. 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- icle. $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"™***"*™ Cr.es 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 U.K.-Canadian 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 flood 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 to.it 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 cgina randon HNNIPER . . 4(1 ort Churchill 32 35 42 58 oS 64 36 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 ....... :tawa ontreal 4S 46 49 60 61 5F1 55 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- that 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 rehabilitation 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.